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Wednesday, April 14, 1948
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PACK TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1«, ; State News Letter— (Continued from page one) INTERESTING STUDY. A most interesting study has been completed by the stale tax commission. " It shows that more than $7 out of every $10 paid by lowans in taxes to the state during the last fiscal year WBS returned to local governments in the form of state aid. This is believed to be the first study of its kind made in Iowa. Twenty of the 99 counties received more back from the state than their residents paid into the state treasury, the study revealed. Thes<! counties were Adams, Appanoose, Clarke, Davis. Decatur, Fremont. Ida. Jackson. Keokuk, Louisa, Lucas. Madison. Marion. Mills, Monroe. Ringgold, Taylor. Van Buren. Wayne. Winneshiek. In releasing the study to the press. Gov. Robert D. Blue said: "It is interesting to note that only $1 out of every $10 in taxes paid the state is used for the different administrative offices of state government "Two dollars out of every $10 is used to support state colleges, the university and hospitals, and $7 out pi every $10 is returned in the form of state aid to local communities. "In spite of the fact that the state of Iowa has received no part of any property taxes collected since 1942, there still are many citizens who are unaware of this fact." The booklet shows that the state took in $110,7S0.543 in revenue to the state in the fiscal x ear which ended last June 30 and that $78,171,139 or 70.5f> percent was returned to the counties. DEMOCRATS' TURN. Now that the Republicans have completed the process of naming their delegates, the Democrats in Iowa will get theirs underway next week. Precinct caucuses are scheduled between April 19 and 24. From the precinct caucuses the delegates will progress to the county presidential conventions April 30 and delegates chosen there will go on to the state presidential convention at Des Moines May 15. The Democrats will send 20 delegates to the national convention at Philadelphia beginning July 12. TOWN COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS GROSS. H. R. Gross, who nearly defeated Senator George A. Wilson in 1940 -when the latter was seeking rejection as governor, will make another attempt to get into politics. Gross, who has been a newscaster at KXEL in Waterloo, will seek the Republican nomination for the Third district congressional post He will oppose Representative John Gwynne, Waterloo, who has served in the position for a number of years and a candidate for xe-election this year. JUST RECEIVED Men's and Ladies' WATCHES Elgins and Clintons SILVERWARE Sheaffer Pen and Pencil Sets Also many other Gift Items W. J. HANKS Your Jeweler Special Meeting;. April 5. 1948 A special meeting of the Town Council of Postville was held in the Council Rooms, Memorial Hall, at 8:30 o'clock A. M., April 5, 1948, with Mayor M. C. Deering presiding. All the Councilmen were present. The Mayor read the notice of the meeting which stated the purpose thereof was to audit the Town Clerk's ledger and allow claims of Mayor and Councilmen for their annual compensation. On motion the audit by the Council of the Clerk's ledger was approved, i The following claims were presented, approved and ordered paid: M. C. Deering. annual salary..$ 50.00 F. C. Ruckdaschel, council meetings «32.00 Harold H. Schroeder, council meetings 31.00 Keith Gregg, council meetings 27.00 Glenn Olson, council meetings 24.00 James M. Overland, council meetings 27.00 H. H. Douglass, Postmaster, envelopes 6.86 On motion the meeting adjourned. JOSEPH B. STEELE. Town Clerk. M. C. DEERING, Mayor. Regular Meeting April 5, 1948 The first regular meeting of the Town Council of Postville, elected at the Municipal Election of March 29, 1948. was held in the Council Rooms. Memorial Hall, at 12 o'clock noon, on April 5, 1948. M. C. Deering. mayor-elect, subscribed to the oath of office, and in turn administered the oath to F. C. Ruckdaschel. Fred J. Miller, Keith Gregg. Glenn Olson and James Overland, the newly elected councilmen. On motion the meeting ad.iourned to one P. M. At one P. M. the Council convened as per adjournment, with all the councilmen present, and on motion and roll call vote Joseph B. Steele was unanimously elected Town Clerk. On moti«i the Mayor's bond was approved. On motion the Clerk's bond was apnroved. On motion the Council adiourned to two P- M. in arder to hold Board of Health meeting. At two P. M. the Council con vened as per adjournment, with all the councilmen present, and the Mayor thereuoon appointed Dr. F. W. Kiesau as health physician: Otto Anoel, as street commisisoner. and Willie H. Foels. as marshal. On motion and roll call vote H A. Lange was unanimouslv elected waterworks superintendent. The matter of salaries was deferred to Special Meeting to be held April 9. 1948. On motion Citizens State Bank Postville, Iowa, was named deposi- torv for the Town's funds. On mption the meeting adjourned JOSEPH B. STEELE. Town Clerk. M. C. DEERING, Mayor. GIVE YOUR FLOORS AND WOODWORK A NEW BEAUTIFUL CLEAR FINISH \ \ * Is Made for HARD USAGE —if resists almost anything! GLISN is the latest development of modern research—a new, finer clear finish for furniture, woodwork, floors and any surface —inside or out— that requires tough durable protection. GLISN finished surfaces are highly resistant to fruit acids, alcohol, greases or hot liquids. Its brilliant transparent coating stands up under hard usage, giving lasting satisfaction even in spots where traffic is the heaviest GLISN is not affected by moisture, making it the ideal finish for boats, bar tops, exterior doors, etc. Try GLISN for the finest clear finish you have ever used. L. L HILL Hardware - Heating - Flombinj TOWN COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS A special meeting of the Town Council of Postville was held at 7:30 o'clock P. M., on April 9, 1948, in the Council Rooms, Memorial Hall. with Mayor M. C. Deering presiding. All the councilmen were present except Councilman Gregg. / The Mayor read the notice of the I meeting, which had been accepted in writing by all the councilmen. The claim of A. C, Webster in amount of $159.50 for insurance premiums on Memorial Hall was presented and approved. On motion the following monthly salary schedule for the Town's employees was fixed as follows: Otto Appel, street commissioner $ 180.00 H. A. Lange, waterworks superintendent 175.00 Francis Padden, street employee ,,. 150.00 Wm, Stockman, street employee 340.00 W. H. Foels. marshal 125.00 Joseph B. Steele, town clerk , 50.00 On motion the bonds of L, O. Bencher, treasurer; Otto Appel, street commissioner; and W. H. Foels, marshal, were approved. Mr. Ernest Olson of Marr, Green and Opper, engineers. Chicago, Illinois, was present and filed plans and specifications for the proposed improvements to the Town's waterworks plant. No further action was taken in the matter pending final approval by the State Department of Health. On motion the meeting adiourned. JOSEPH B. STEELE, Town Clerk. M. C. DEERING, Mayor. ANNUAL CEMETERY MEETING TO BE HELD APRIL 21ST The annual meeting of ( the Posjt- ville Cemetery Association will be held in the rear rooms of the Citizens State Bank. Postville, Wednesday evening, April 21, at 7:30 o'clock, for the purpose of electing officers for the coming year and. for the transaction of such other business as may regularly come before the said meeting. AU members are urged to attend.—L. O. Koevenig, Secretary. THANK YOU. I wish to express my gratitude to friends and relatives for their many cards, letters, flowers and calls while I was a patient in Post ville Hospital. I appreciated s your kindnesses.—Mrs. Leroy Kruse. THANK YOU. Relatives, friends and neighbors who called on me and presented me with cards and gifts while I was a patient in Postville Hospital, were indeed kind to me and I wish to express my thanks to all of them in this manner.—Mrs. Clyde Hinman. THANK YOU. We wish to thank the Postville rural fire department and the neighbors who came to our assistance when a grass fire got beyond our control last week.—Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Green. Left To Write By Bpb Klauer. Opinions expressed In this column are those of the writer and do not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper. Plan Flood Control. The Flood Control Committee, which was authorized at the Special Session of the Iowa Legislature last December to prepare the necessary legislation which will be. required for an extensive flood s control program in the state, has begun its work in order that the matter may be acted upon at the next session in 1949. Hearings and meetings are now being held by the committee Jo determine what is necessary t<f prevent a repetition of the disastrous floods which have visited certain sections of the state. Senator George Faul of Des Moines is chairman of the committee. Besides Senator Faul, the Senate members are DeVere Watson, Council Bluffs, and LeRoy Mercer, Iowa City. The House members are William S. Lynes, Waverly, John E. Hansen, Deadham, and M. F. Hicklin, Wapello. Other members appointed by the Governor, outside of the Legislature, are Larry C. Crawford and Harry G. Hershey, Iowa City, A. H. Wieters, Des Moines, William J. Schlick, Ames, Willard Archie, Shenandoah, and W. N. Darbyshire, Rockwell City. Another item of interest in connection with the flood situation is the announcement that the proposal by the U. S. Army Engineers for repairing damage done to the sewer system of the City of Clinton, because of the raising of the water level of the Mississippi River, has been accepted by the Clinton City Council and approved by the engineers of the State Health Department and the Governor's office. ^The idea, which was suggested by a prominent party lender, provides for a gridiron type of show. Each candidate would be allotted perhaps 10 or 15 minutes (o. present a skit of some kind boosting his other candidacy. The candidates themselves would not appear in the skits, but would supply the cast to act them out. The show would be put on in the ballroom of one of the hotels or perhaps in a theatre, and delegates would be invited to attend. being remodeled. It will be ready for occupancy by late summer or early laK Feeding brood sows alfalfa hay will save high-cost protein f Many Iowa farmers have km adding third-cutting alfalfa to 1 sow's ration cuts down on f expenses and helps to pr0 (W thriftier spring pig crop. ' ! THANK YOU. I wish to take tiiis method of expressing my thanks to friends and relatives for their calls, cards, letters and flowers while I was a patient in Postville Hospital. These were indeed appreciated. — Mrs. Fred H. Schultz, Castalia. One or two farmers alone can hope to accomplish very little in driving rats from their premises, but by banding together, farmers in a community can achieve much. APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS Planting Potatoes In May? There is an old saying ... "plant potatoes when most farmers don't!" That is true of chicks. Raise your usual flock or whatever your own facilities will handle without crowding. You should make some real "dough" this fall from high egg prices and lower feed cost. We're not all wet when we suggest you hurry. Allamakee Hatchery's Farm-Bred Chicks are from egg bred, market type, large bodied, pulr lorum tested beautiful birds. Only large eggs are hatched . .. and chicks are double sorted. Allamakee Hatchery J. M. Overland, Prop. Postville, Iowa Telephone No. 187 Candidates' Capers. Here's an idea that was suggested as an entertainment feature at the biennial Republican State Convention during the coming summer and which might also serve as a novel method for candidates before the convention of promoting their candidacies. With eight candidates in the field for the Republican nomination for Secretary of State, there is every reason to believe that the selection of a nominee for this office will not be made in the Primary and will go to convention. Know Your State Government. An important department of the Iowa state government the Stiue ^ Printing Board. This board, which ig has charge of all matters pertaining jj to state printing, is made up of j| three" elective state officials who g serve as ex-officio members, and | g two appointive members who are | j| named for two year terms. This (= board selects the state printer who j {j is ex-officio secretary of the board, j g and is its executive officer. i g Appointive members of the board | g are Walter Sharp of Burlington, j g and Maurice B. Crabbe of Eagle j jj Grove; while the elective officials I jj who are the ex-officio members are j jj Chet B. Akers, Auditor of State, i jj Rollo H. Bergeson, Secretary , of §j State; and Robert L. Larson, At- g torney General. The Superinten- g dent of Printing is Sherman W. jj Needharh of Ames. Contracts for all work and material are let on competitive bids and the laws of the state are explicit in directing the manner of advertising for and securing bids on all items. The law likewise provides that the manuscript of every report, document, book, booklet, bulletin or anything to be printed must be turned over to the Superintendent of Printing and he shall edit and revise it and prepare it for printing. The Superintendent of Printing also has the custody of, and attends to the distribution and sale of the code, session laws, supreme court reports and public documents, and supervises the compilation and publication of the legislative bill index and the Official Register. Under his supervision the Journals I of the House and Senate also are J indexed. "Home," Not Mansion. The residence of the Governor of | Iowa will not be known as a mansion. It will be a home. This has been announced by the Committee from the Legislature for the selection of the Governor's residence. _ The official name adopted by the j g committee is "Governor's Home." j g The home was recently pur-) H chased in Des Moines and is now SEEING IS BELIEVING! When you purchase Meyer's Bred-To-Lay Baby Chicks you get exactly what you want We have our incubators and brooder batteries at hand for your inspection and selection at j times. Hatches are coming off right now and if you will give us your order for the number of chicks needed and the date you want them r we'll have them for you. Come in or phone us today—for the chicks that pay. MEYER'S Four-County Hatchery Telephone No. 234 Postville, low* JUST STEP ON THE GAS.. AND tC^t^utH^/ lit tomorrow's fond of driving ... in tomorrow's land of car! Thereto no clutch pushing, no gear shifting, when you go the Futuramic, Hydra-Matic* way.' For an extra burst of pick-up, just step all the way down on the accelerator. 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