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Rock Valley Bee (Newspaper) - January 30, 1947, Rock Valley, Iowa Oars Badly Damaged Saturday p.m. Four Autos Damaged in 2 Smash-lips n' i i'A fit Francis Wbilehom Hudson route and a campanion were cut about the face and bruised when their car (top) a 1937 Chevy collided with the 1938 Packard driven by Ellis Skiles, who lives with his family at the Warren here. Mrs. Skiles arid children were also riding-in the Packard, but none were injured. Whitehorn blamed bright lights for his inability to avoid the crash. Damage to cars is aVtdncllrn. QAA extensive Photo. Senator J. T. Dykhouse Writes Of Plan for Ic More Sales Tax Des Moines, Ta, 25, 1947 Dear Sir: I arn writing a few lines in re- gard to a few of the important matters that will be taken up at this session of the legislature. Jlie biggest one of these will be the income lax it should be retained at the 50 per cent rate or allowed to go to 100 per cent. The one -bill in- troduced lowers "that rate 50 per cent, gives the executive council permission to raise it to 100 per cent in case of an emer gency It is hard to tell just what the legislature will do Many m the Senate seem to think that as long as the_50 per cent, income tax' rate brings in just as much or more money as the 300 per cent does in normal times, it should be retained at 50 per cent. Then too, even at the 50'per Cent rale, theMowa income tax is high- er than any other state in the union with the exception of three or. four states. I introduced a bill to eliminate the personal income tax and al- low the Federal Government to have this field and have the State add one cent additional sales tax. I am not in any way pushing' this and feel that it will not pass I realise that this sales tax appears as though it is taxing the pool- man but most of us know that if we "will stop to that any tax imposed upon a business! man, manufacturer or corporation is passed on to the. consumer by adding it to the cost of his prod uct. The only difference .is, of course, that when the consumer pays the sales tax, he notices he is paying a tax while if it is added to the cost of. the product h.e does not realize he is paying it. v By eliminating the income tax we would save several hundred- _ thous and dollars a year and, oE course, that would .beNj. definite saving to all taxpayers, especially the; consumer. The legislature is being con- fronted with demands for in- creases in salary from every de- partment and the Senate has de- to refer all these requests io one committee and will con- sider no new requests after Feb- ruary 21. This committee will then analyze- them and adopt ihat the three-cent proposal ihe Senator has outlined above does pass, and .the in- come lax is decreased. There still remains the emergency, clause which would be'ever present and may at some future date be enacted, .giv- ing us both the three-cent sales lax and the higher In- come tax. We agree that the cost of legislation has gone up along with so many other things, but we do not believe'that it has gone up to such a degree that a little paring could not be done where foolish spend- ing has been doing away with a great share of the dollars that are poured into the state treasury department. The largest kick against an increase in sales tax, or sales tax, for thai matter, is that there are no lines drawn as to whai should be laxed. Food> for' example, is a viral necessity 46 life and health, and should not he taxed in any way. Legislation, when pertain- ing to taxes, especially where the voters are urged to accept them as strictly emergency measures; should be just that, and carry a terminating date to'be extended only if the need and emergency still truly exists. The financial condition of all stales on average is considered to-be good, and Iowa can be .included in the .upper brackets. Therefore, where, pray leU'is the emer- gency, and is an emergency, where is-it? Rock Valley Bee Covers N. Sioux County Like The Maize Sixty-Second 19. Rock Valley, Iowa Thursday, January 30, 1947 Charter Oak, la. Gives LP.S. Co. 25-Yr. Franchise Charter Oak, Oak citizens stamped their approval on the Iowa Public Service com- pany in no uncertain terms at a special election Monday when they vote'd, 305 to 2, in favor of extending the company's electric franchise 25 years, the legal limit in Iowa.' This is the twelfth franchise extension given the Iowa Public Service company by Iowa towns during the last 18 months, accord- ing to the company. Packard Chevy Tangle Headon Saturday Night Whitehorn Claims Bright Lights As Accident Cause Two cars, a 1938 Packard and a '37 Chevrolet met in a hcadon collision near the Van Ginkel farm three and one-half miles west of Hock Valley on highway 18 at about 8 p. m., Saturday. No serious injuries were.report- ed to any off the cars' occupants, but Francis Whitehorn, Who lives in Sioux county on the Hudson, S. D., route and 'his companion were shaken and bruised and re- ceived minor cuts about .the face. Francis was driver the Chev- rolet which belongs to his'fattier, Walter Whitehorn, of the Hudson route. Passengers in the Packard were Mr. and Skiles and two children. -They were shaken tip a little-but received no injuries. Mr. Skiles" is employed at the Lyon County Reporter at Rock Rapids, but lives at the Warren Secretary Agriculture Clin- hotel here. Ion P. Anderson has appealed to Skiles had dimmed his lights producers of Minnesota, North as Whitehorn approached and was and South Dakota and Montana well over on the right-hand side to increase flax plantings at the NoPTAinFeb. There will be no P.T.A. meet- ing held for the month of Feb- ruary. ore [riculture of the road according to. reports. Whitehorn claimed he was blinded by the lights He was price 01 oo.uu reportedly traveling near the cen- for flaxseed, Secretary Anderson ter of the road. The cars met headon near the left front wheels of each. Damage to both ears is exten- sive. The front .wheel of the Whitehorn car was torn com- pletely off, and damaged consid- erably on its left side, making it unpractical to have it repaired The Stales auto was similarly damaged; but without the loss of :he front, wheel Being the heav- ier car of the two, damage to it %yas slightly less. Legion Members In Sioux County Number Sioux county is the first county in Iowa which has surpassed its 1O47 i member- .to an an- of Newton, State Legion 'com- mander.' J___ With a present membership of to a quota of some fair and uniform policy re- ,p" Pl.prese1r garding these pay Both the House and the Senate '110' now hai the are fully organized now and membersh'" m committees are functioning and legislation should Progress smoothly and rapidly from now on. Very truly yoiivs. J. T. Dykhouse in its history, which itself broke all previous American Legion iiad members. THE BEE BUZZES EDITORIAL; We are sure Senator Dykhouse has the best interests of the people he represents in mind, and Ve heartily agree with him that Ihe Bill probably won't be passed. Here is why: Ijjfciales tax measure was msofa law back in the early thirties, supposedly as an emergency measure. We feel that the emergency has long since been over and that sales tax should be reduced or eliminated altogether not increased. us suppose, however. the county organization Sioux county has several local hich state ra District Scouters Meet at S. Center Monday Night Paul Collenbaugh and H L McCaughey attended a district scouters' meeting in Sioux Center on Monday night of this week Sixteen men representing all the towns m Sioux county were present at the first meeting of the new year to plan the aims and objectives for the year, for this district of the Prairie Gold' Area council of "the Boy Scouts of America. Officers for this W. City, chairman; York .Johnson, .Hawarden, vice- chairman; St. .A. Vander.. Sleep, Orange City, commissioner; John Boone, Orange and extension; D.'G. Chalterton, Hawarden, training; Gilbert Hein- ders, Hospers, advancement; Paul Collenbaugh, Rock Valley, camp- finance. The next meeting to be held February 27, followed by meet- ings on April 28, September 22, and November 24. Sioux Center- was chosen as the most ideally located spot in which to hold the meetings. Rock Valley men sewing on :xpense of wheat acreage. In announcing the new gov- nt guaranteed price of -evealed that the 1947 winter wheat crop, estimated at S47 mil- lion bushels, is approximately 100 million-bushels greater than the average annual production of all wheat (bcth spring) for the period "On the other, hand said Sec- retary "is in very short supply, and an ex- panded acreage of this important oilseed crop-is'required for 1947. In view of. the record winter wheat crop which is now in pro- duction, much prospective spring wheat acreage can advantageous- ly be shifted to flaxseed in slates which produce .both crop's'." The now ;S6 minimum price represents an increase of per bushel above the. S4 support price announced last September, "This increase- is expected to .'encour- age producers, to 'grow five mil- lion acres of flax, the-1947 goal set by the Department of Agri- culture last November." The decision to raise (he-sup- port price came after appeals by representatives of flax farmers These leaders indicated the higher guarantee would 'result in growers meeting the five million tnrm acre goal. Although this would r-ii YT, represent an increase of approxi- amtely 90 per cent over the plant- ed acreag 1946, it is still far short of the acres sowr in 1943. Flax has been bringing S7.25 in the cash market at Minne- apolis and flax buyers and.mar- ket experts are of the opinion that this price will hold until the new crop starts to move.in Au- mg and Supt. R, A. gust or September." Popperi, Alton, health and safety; It is, of course, impossible to and Peter B. Mouw, Sioux definitely predict a market trenc Nso many months ahead, but a re w iaumns aneau, out a re- -j Meeting dates for the district cent survey made in the market ?'vldend of was.paid. committee were set as follows: indicates that the present price "Amounted to 12 per cent. present price will be maintained for some time to come. Young Polio Victim Conducts Personal 'Dimes' Drive Little Jennie Koenen, 12-year- ild daughter of Mrs. John Dok- cenburg, was stricken with in- antile paralysis last fall and spent two months in a Sioux City Koolhaas Sale Is Postponed Because Of Bad Weather C. Koolhaas, who was to have sold out his personal property at the farm located four miles cast and one and one-half miles south of Hull, has postponed his sale to February 10th. New sale bills will be put put this afternoon, Thursday, and will be followed by an ad in next week's Bee. Bliz- zardy conditions Wednesday, the 29th, when the sale was supposed to have been held, are blamed for the postponement. Olher Sale Dales A art Van Veldhuizen, who lives three miles east and two and one- half miles north of Ted Bauman's service station, here is going to hold a closing-out sale at that place on February 12. JENN1E KOENEN lospitai .where, she was treated tor the affliction'. She came home from the hos- pital on crutches, but at the pres- ent time is almost recovered from the ill effects.suffered from the polio. Jennie, realizing that the dimes ;hat had beeri donated by friends, were partly, responsible for her good, treatment and care, decided she could: help out -this year by putting on a compaign af her own Ji promoting dimes for the annual "March of Dunes." Jennie'set out with an.official d.onators' list and a'box money and collect- ed towards the goal which has been., ?et for Sioux county. She made her rounds on foot and pver score people. Jennje4t. probably .call .on more people as the .drive comes to a close, sQ.don'tjturn her down. Oil Shows -25 Pet, Sales Increase At .their annual meeting, -Jan- stockholders the Community Oil company elected the following officers to serve for a term of-three years: F. T. Me- and Carl president, Keegan is vice- je president, with Glen Benson sec- retary-treasurer.- AU help was re-hired for the year.; Elmer Miller is manager, Jake Vande Weerd, assistant manager, and Clarence Miller, tank wagon ..and salesman. Have Good Year Sales for the past year.totaled 25 per cent increase over the previous year ing_ to A patrohage Iowa teachers will have more inducement to remain in this state if the minimum salary bill prepared by the Iowa State Edu- cation association is made into law. The bill would supplant the present sliding scale minimum of S70 to a month guar- antee ranging from a year for inexperienced teachers to 000 a year, for experienced college graduates. Teachers with two years of training and tvyp years of experience would receive ,a minimum of while four- year graduates with no expri- ence would get at least a year. The proposed schedule recog- nizes "ho .certificate based on less than two years of college train- ing, whereas the present, law places the two-year diploma at the top' of the minimum' seal.- Another difference is the stipu- lation of the yearly minimum as contrasted with the monthly fig- ure in the present statute. 'The holder .of any valid certificate for the a rnonth minimum and the range advances to a month for holders of cer- tificates based on two years of college training. In presenting the bill, the I.S.E.A. poirits out that in year past, Iowa teachers' salaries ben' considerably below the na- tional average. In 1943-44 the U. S. Office of Education listet the nation's average at' while Iowa's average was In that same year Illinois paid at average pf Michigan 016, Minnesota and Wis- consin Conditions listed by the asso ciation as chargable, at least i )r. A. L, Lock Struck by N.Y. Auto Tues. A, M. Applied Brakes Plus Slippery Snow Is Blamed for Mishap Dr. A. L. Lock traveling along lighway 18 about one and one- uarter miles east of Hock Valley, vas struck by a car driven by Richard Liebermann of 28 White- lall Blvd., Garden City, N. Y., t about a. m. Tuesday of his week. Lieberman was pulling up be- .ind a truck as Dr. Lock'was ap- roaching in his Chevrolet from he opposite direction. He ap- >Hcd his brakes to slow down to lllow Dr. Lock to go by before rying to get around the truck. As he applied the brakes, on the 1'PPery road covered with fresh-- y fallen snow caused him to skid ight out in front of the approach-, rig car and a headon collision vas the result. The occupants of neither car very injured, but damage to both iiitos is extensive and a great deal f repair will be needed to put hem back into running con- Ittion. The accident was classed as un- avoidable, and slippery roads Eagles Concentrate Along Mississippi River Umisual concentrations of bald eagles, the bird of the national emblem, ar reported at various ors, to be awarded at the state convention in Sioux City in Au- gust. They ate: Town Membership Alton ____________1__104 Hawaiden ____________217 Hospers ___________ _ gj Hull____________.____1I9 Irelon _______________95 Orange City __________135 Rock Valley__________175 Sioux Center Other Sioux county posts are expected to reach quota soon. They are located at Boyden and Granville. Commander Halden praised the work of Sioux county and local post Legion officers in achieving their goal. Carl Bierma of Sioux aucii .serving on ar resorted at various nYnn committees Collenbaugh locations along the Mississiupi lemoersmp non- are McCaughey. organization and river. The birds, feeding on fish lea at tnc state r.vtpncinTT t. Total of the, various fuels sold last year amounted to gallons. The number of members in the company now total 536. The meeting was a success and :hc financial statement -approved for the calendar year 1946. extension; Don Kiein, and Clar- ence Mulder, health and afety, and Ben Meerdink, finance. The various committees out- lined their reports at the meet- ing which was begun with song and closed by a light lunch. Center is the county commander. On a statewide basis, Legion membership is also .booming this year, Commander Halden point- ed out. Iowa now has a paid-up membership of more than which it is believed is larger than that of all other veterans' organ- izations combined. The Iowa De- partment of (he Legion is aiming at a 1947 membership of their favorite article of diet, are found below the nine-foot chan- nel dams where the water re- mains open all winter. More than 30 of the great birds have been observed at Burlington and ob- servers report that they, exhibit bandit tndencies. Large num-, brs of fish ducks in the same area are regularly robbed of their catch by the eagles, which arc less proficient fishermen. Except for their thieving tendencies bald eagles apparently do- not molest the ducks. Alaska Living Cost Hfch In Alaska both pay and living costs average higher than in (he 48 of the Untied Schemmers To Cleveland, Ohio For Convention Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Schemmer left Sunday for Cleveland, O., to attend the International Heating and Ventilating Engineers' con- vention. They will return to Rock Valley on Friday. Identical Osage claims some sort of a record when a five-man legion bowling team turned in identical scores for one evening of .bowl- ing. Each of the five members of the team rolled three games and each came up with the same av- erage points per game. departure of Iowa teadiei for jobs in business anrl industry btween December, 1941, and" May 1045. Iowa led the nation in thi loss by a wide margin. During the same period, Texas, with twice as many teachers, lost only and Illinois, with more than twice as many, sent only into other work. More than i third of the state's teaching per sonnel was lost in one war yea (1943-44) to the armed industry. These losses were in addition to the normal turnover. vere blamed for the cause of the rash. khemmer Elected President of R. V. Baseball Assoc. The .Rock Valley Baseball as- iociation held its "annual-meeting n the Legion rooms here last. Wednesday evening ,at ..which :ime almost a hundred .sports heard the financial report ead by K. A. Barnard, and held an election of officers foi the coming season.- Enthusiasm. ran high as C. H. Schemmer was nominated and speedily voted in as president of :he association. Following his election, eight men were nomi- nated to The following four men were elected jy written ballot to assist Solly Schemmer for the coming season: Glen Benson, Emmett Scanlan, J- C. Dykslra, and Elmer- Miller. The committee met after the meeting and elected Emmett Scanlan as secretary and John Dykstra as Following the election, the new president said a few words about probable plans for the year and he placed particular emphasis on the club's duties to the youth in the community, saying that the club should foster and aid any other minor team whether it be part, to low salaries' include the a Le6'ori team, or other amateurs. He added that the boys trained today would be the semi-pro and professional players of tomorrow. Last year's volunteer ticket takers were given a big hand for their work, and volunteers accepted for the same job for the coming season. Indications point to a belter than ever ball club this year. It was noted that players would possibly be more difficult to ob- asmuch as there will be more tain for the coming season, in- clubs formed this year than th TRAIN WAITS .'were last, thus the competition jv''iu players higher priced. Uniforms The Milwaukee freight was all j Some discussion was brought coupled and ready to pull out of before the meeting about n town Safsirrlaw ,..-U in town last Saturday, but was wait- ing for a load of hogs to come in from the country so they could be taken to market. The truck uniforms for the team, and in general the men were in favor of procuring colorful uniforms. The final decision, however, was iin.. inmi uccision, nc that was to have delivered them left to the committee, had broken down, however, and I the train had to pull out without the load, of hogs. MARKETS Markets furnished through the courtesy of the Farmers' Elevator Co. Wednesday afternoon, sub- ject to market changes. No. 2 Yellow Corn........Ul R. V. Creamery Co. To Hold Meeting On February 3rd The Rock Valley Creamery Oats Soybeans 2.S8 Butchers ----------------------23.90 Packers .-21.15 company hold its annual stockholders' meeting, Monday February 3, in the Orpheum the- atre. The stockholders will hold an election of officers at the meeting, hear the financial re port and mull over any other business that might come before meeting.
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