Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 25, 1948 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY « State News Letter— (Continued from page one) In that event, the convention may select one of the candidates or may go outside the field to select a candidate. The latter possibility is not too likely, however, unless there should be a deadlock on the candidates, for the reason that it generally is recognized one of those who has made the race is more entitled to the post than one who hasn't. The other four candidates who announced before Synhorst include Mrs. Earl G. Miller of Des Moines, Deputy Secretary of State Richard N. Mason of Ames. Russell L. Voelz of Minburn and Kep. Charles J. Knickerbocker of Fairfax. NOT A CANDIDATE. State Commerce Commissioner David B. Long found himself on quite a spot at the recent Republican Lincoln day dinner in Des Moines. He was eating away peacefully when the introductions started from the stage. All of the 1948 candidates who have announced and who were present were introduced. Long, it happens, won a four-year term at the last election in 1946 so is not a candidate at this time. "Sure, I'm strong as a horse. And if you want to keep up with me, you'd better drink plenty of Waters' Pasteurized Milk. That is one man's habit you women ought to cultivate." For Pure Pasteurized Milk. Cream, Chocolate Drink and Cottage Cheese Call 3S-F-62. Nevertheless, he was introduced as a candidate. To stand or not to stand, that was the question. Fin ally, he stood. REHEARING REQUEST. The state wilt file a request for a rehearing in the agricultural land tax credit law case which was de eta red unconstitutional by the Iowa supreme court. Atty. Gen. Robert C. Larson made this known at the statehouse last week. MRS. BOB TAFT. There still isn't much talk about whether or not Senator Robert A Taft won or lost votes when he appeared "in Council Bluffs recently but there's one thing certain—his wife Martha is a popular lady. Her speech packed 'em in and only women were allowed. She has a ready wisecrack and she is a phrase-maker. What's more she appears to have much of the color that her famous husband lacks. POET. Governor Blue's father was an engineer for the Chicago and North Western railroad. Historians for the road, assembling data for the centennial observance, found a message Engeneer Blue sent to his master mechanic in Winona. Minn., sometime in 1910 during a distress period. "To A. B. Quimby. master mechanic, North Iowa division, Winona—A. B. Q. Engine 62 blew a flue. What shall I do? Signed: D. Blue." Quimby was equal to the occasion. Messaged he in return: . "D. Blue: Plug flue on 62 and come on through. Signed: A. B. Q." POSTVILLE • 9^38P62 AN EXTRA CONGRESSMAN. In prefacing his remarks to Iowa Republicans. Speaker Martin ac­ cidentia' gave the state one more congressman than it actually has. He patted Iowans on the back for sending back to Washington a congressional delegation of two Republican senators and nine Republican congressman. Apparently he was using the state's strength prior to the 1940 census when Iowa lost a congressman. Iowa Among Big Six Taxpayers of Nation IS THIS RECORD? From Los Angeles, 'California. J. F. Boyer, early day Iowan. recently mailed his 59th consecutive renewal for a subscription to the Primghar Bell. Anybody want to challenge this record for consecutive subscriptions to the same newspaper? SCHOOL MATES. When the family home burned down at Waverly. junior high student Harvey Bergman lost all of his possessions, along with those of other members of the family. Har- vej's junior high classmates started a campaign and obtained a bed, blankets, clothes and $20 in cash for Harvey. POULTRY IS ALWAYS A GOOD INVESTMENT "YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT" Plan now for next fall's layers—order Chicks now and be sure of getting the kind that you want when you want them. Our Chicks are in demand because of their quality. Write us or call at the Hatchery and place your order. Do it now and be sure ! Allamakee Hatchery J. M. Overland, Prop. Postville, Iowa Telephone No. 187 Facts and statistics are too often left to the mathematical prowess of the statistician. But in tabulated statistics released by the Iowa Development Commission's statistical department, the average Iowan can see a spot of light in the glooih of high living costs that might add to his morale. The statistics disclose that Iowa ranks among the six top states in the nation showing the greatest percentage increase in internal revenue collections paid to the federal government during the fiscal year ended July 1, 1947. This probably doesn't impress the average Iowan when he considers the outlay, but when you get down to the bedrock business of wallets and what's in them, it means the per capita income was greater last year. He had more to spend and. as pointed out in a previous bulletin, he spent it. The people of Iowa last year paid taxes to the federal government in the sum of $343,763,454.52. This amount represents a 9.6 percent overall increase in the amount of federal taxes collected for 1947 above the 1946 total of $318,265, 584.92. In the tabulation listing five separate categories in the total revenue collected, the highest total in one category was from individual returns, excluding withholding taxes, in the amount of $154,138,912.64. A breakdown of the five categories, showing total collection in each, follows: Corporation, $44,525.227.25; individual returns (not including withholding taxes), $154,138,912.64; income tax withheld on salaries and wages, $72,095,960.34; employment tax. $14,720,669.92; and miscellaneous (including excess profits tax), $63,282,684.37. It might also be noted that of the total taxes paid each year by the average Iowan, 77 percent goes to the federal government. 11 percent to the state government and ten percent to local governments. The latter two taxations include property and personal levies. History of Iowa Negro MORON. At Odebolt, resaurant owner Frank Mattes is looking for the chap who observed an "open house" at the newly redecorated restaurant by carving a chunk out of one of the newly installed leath- ertex seats. If he finds him, Mr. Mattes will add a new "moron story" to the collection. PROMPT ADJOURNMENT. Members of the Lions Club at Lake Mills need have no further fear of long-winded speakers. An alarm clock at the head table is "set" at each meeting. When the alarm goes off, the Lions are adjourned. Although the Negro represents less than one per cent of the total population of Iowa today, it is in teresting to note that the colored man could be found among the first spray of settlers to enter the Black Hawk Purchase. Negroes contributed to the building of the first church in Iowa—the Methodist church at Dubuque in 1834. The first case tried at Burlington by the Supreme Court of the Territory of Iowa involved a Negro. The political and civil rights of the Negro were discussed with considerable heat at the Constitutional Conven tions of 1844 and 1846 at Iowa City The story of the Negro in Iowa is told by Dr. Leola N. Bergmann in the January, 1948, issue of "The Iowa Journal of History and Poli tics." Iowa has frequently been referred to as the "First Free State in the Louisiana Purchase." Despite this title the pro-slavery element was powerful in the Hawkeye State and the leading statesmen were rabid southern sympathizers During this period the settlement of Negroes in Iowa was forbidden by statute. Eventually northern abolitionist sentiment dominated the State insuring Negroes a measure of security. The period from the Civil War to World War I, according to Dr. Bergmann. is the story of the Negro's struggle for legal equality. Since the 1880's the coal mines in south central Iowa have employed large numbers of Negroes. Many others have found work in the meat packing plants at Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Waterloo, and in other cities. Domestic and custodial positions have also employed Negroes in large numbers. The outbreak of World War I marked a turning point in the life of the Negro in Iowa. Scarcity of white labor opened economic doors for the Negro that hitherto had been shut. As a result the colored population rose to the highest point it has ever reached—over 19,000. Today, despite the decline in coal mining, meat packing plants and iron foundries offer Negroes good opportunities. The steadily rising number of educated Negroes has developed a business and professional class that, although totaling only about two hundred, has actively contributed to the-political, social, and technical progress of the State. An outstand- 1 ing representative of this group is A. A. Alexander of Des Moines who has received national recognition for his work as a civil engineer. His bridges and viaducts are known not only in Iowa but in many other states in the Union. A few of the public schools are gradually being opened to the Negro teacher. Thus even the * barriers in the social world are beginning to yield to the qualified professional Iowa Negro. Cull hens that aren't their room and board. McConiiick-Peering MILKING MACHINE Make Every Milking Minute Count with a / MCCORMICK-PEERING There's no time lost in the dairy barn whenyou use aMcCORMICK-DBEHING Milker. Here's why: Place unit on floor, attach stanchion hose, turn on vacuum — no straps, no hook on pail. Apply teat cups one at a time—and you're milk* ing. You don't have to balance pail or worry about it being level. You can save plenty of time with this quick, direct miUciag method— the MCCORMICK-DEQUNG way. Get . complete details on this modern ' milker from us now. COMPLETE WITH . TWO 50-POUND PAILS, MOTOR AND PUMPS ALL PARTS FOR 15 COWS $277.75 Falb Motor 6* Implement Company Telephone No. 290 Postville, Iowa every avenue for the expression of the will of the young people. Every possible encouragement should be given to responsible and qualified young men and women to cn- gacc in the affairs of government. "1 want to urge upon every cotin- chii/rmim. vice chairman and officials in Iowa, and upon convention j every convention in Iowa, as °.V j strongly as I can. that in making State Republican Chairman Whit- in,, (ho county lists of delegates, to ney Gillilland. in letters to Allama- j ( ne state Republican Delegate Con- kce County Chairman William F .j vention. that full representation be Shafer, Waukon, and Vice Chair-! y j vc „ t0 young men and women, man Mrs. Selina Sander, Waukon. ( sent | ————————————————— Republicans Ask Help Of Young Men, Women A plea urging that young men and women, particularly those who served in the nation's armed forces, be invited to participate in formulating party policies and be given full representation on delegations, was voiced today party particularly to those wh„ served in 'the armed forces (,, United States, that they mny t to Des Moines, or wherever i conventions are held, and their influence in shaping the ^ and policies of, the HepuMfc Party," the letter states in ( elusion. Leaving straw, stalks residues on the land ls "nporUul your soil, says G. M. Brownii the Iowa Agricultural Expert Station. Mr. Gillillnnd's letter wa. out preliminary to the Republican State Delegate Convention, which will meet in Des Moines Friday. April 2nd. for the purpose of selecting Iowa's 23 delegates to the National Convention in Philadelphia in June. County conventions in the state's 99 counties to name delegates to the state gathering, have been set for March 12th. "The governmental and social problems facing America today are of the gravest and most profound consequences and rarely, if ever, in our history, have we been confronted with the necessity of decisions of more far reaching character," Mr. Gillillnnd's letter stales. The state chaiman declares he is of the belief that it is the duty of the Republican Party to provide every opportunity and open wide DON'T WAIT! GET YOUR SEED OATS TREATED] before the spring rush starts. The treatment is more effective if done] well ahead of seeding. Postville Feed Mill Telephone No. 244 Postville, IowjJ Gibson BRINGS YOU UPSADAISY IN THE NEW KOOKALL ELECTRIC RM Here it is, ladies! The range you've been waiting ^."T the new Gilison Ups-A-Daisy! With this surprisingly dlU Tj' ent range you can choose the task of its 2-position « tt ' Use it for deep-well cooking — raise it for surface c • ing! Convenient? You'll say so when you see it! And . at these extra features: Banquet-size, fully automatic o plus another smaller oven in this model; waist-high broi e ^ concealed oven-vent which helps prevent smoke-eta«« walls and reduces cooking odors — Here 's the range ^ easily-prepared meals; for efficient, economical operation) for cleaner, cooler kitchens. Ask us to demonstrate the Gibson Ups-A-Daisy — the range that has everything — and then some! Nyberg Farm & Home Sup , ; • j POSTVILLE, IOWA

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