Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 21, 1960 · Page 10
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 10

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 21, 1960
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4 POSTVILLE (Iowa) HERALD Wednesday, December 21. I960 Committee Reports Trends of Aged Population in Iowa Iowa City—County consolidation for health care and hospitalization, and permanent county planning committees are recommended to provide more adequate state aid to Iowa counties which have a high percentage of aged population. The recommendations are presented in a report by the Iowa Committee on Population Trends to the Iowa Commission on Senior Citizens. Chairman of the committee is Harold W. Saunders, profes- .sor of sociology at The State University of Iowa. In the future, as more and more of our population becomes urban in residence . . . and with the location of a larger and larger proportion of older people, mainly women, in urban centers . . . the planning will necessarily involve city agencies and organizations. Much of this activity will engage the attention of city governments, and this will require greatly increased cooperation between state and local governmental units, the committee report continues. Certain counties and communities in the state will continue to contain far more than their proportionate share of the aged population, the committee predicts. In 1950, there were 10 counties in Iowa with 12.4 per cent or more of their total populations over 65 years of age. All nineteen of these counties were small, rural, and lo- 1 Professor Sa « ndn ^ s '/"^fthey cated in the southern half of the ports. And '"'"^'K state; furthermore, eight ;.«f those a so experienced a «^Tdd£- with the very heaviest percentages of the aged were located in the two southernmost tiers of counties next to the Missouri boundary. Van Buren County (county seat, Keosauqua) led the list with 16 per cent, with Wayne CCorydon) 15.5; Taylor (Bedford) 15.2; Lucas (Chariton) 15.1; Appanoose Center crease in their proportion of elderly citizens during the 1950's. "The burden of dependency is bound to rise,' but this may be offset by the increased employment of older persons," continues the report. "Nevertheless, a threat of a serious problem looms on the horizon. This is the danger. that the ville ) 14 6- HWr7 (Mt7pleasant) i needs of the rapidly »\ c . r ^ing U ft Union Veston) 14; and Mon-1 dependent youngsters "» <Albia)13. 9 . fe^^T^TcoE These nine small, rural counties.|^oncenea a ^ with the heaviest concentrations ^iX ^'n dependent oldsters, the aged in percentage terms, con-l lcuv mcriusins . P , ^ TUTI NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE LEO AND HIS PIONEERS Hats — Horns — Noisemakers for Everyone SATURDAY, DEC. 31 CALL 5331 FOR TABLE RESERVATION* BflLLROOm tained in 1950 slightly less than 5 per cent of the total population of the state but they included a little over 7 per cent of the persons 65 and over residing in Iowa. "These counties, then, had about 40 per cent over their quota of elderly Iowans," the committee reports. Also, th top 19 counties in percentage of aged have a much higher number of older persons per household and are less well endowed than the other counties of the staate in per capita wealth and income. , For instance, the average family 1 «V HlViciiou.f, «_( The main offsetting factor in this connection is the voting power of the oldsters, who could become an organized and articulate voting bloc." Commenting on the population of Iowa in general, it is almost evenly balanced in terms of rural-urban distribution, with the scales tilted slightly in the urban direction; it is slightly weighed in the direction of more females than males; and it ranks second in the nation, next to Vermont, with respect to percentage 65 years of age and over. This large percentage of aged lion or 18 per cent for the nation. Nearly 250,000 more persons left the state through migration than entered. During the past decade only 37 Iowa counties gain in population; and only five counties gained through net immigration during the fifties — Black Hawk (Waterloo), Linn (Cednr Hapids), Pottawattamie (Council Bluffs), Scott (Davenport), and Warren (Indi'inola). Although final figures from the Bureau of the Census indicate that the Iowa population increased by 136,564 or 5.2 per cent during the decade of the 1950's which is 21,129 larger than the earlier estimates used in the report, the basic relationships described remain unchanged. AFTER-THE-HOUDAYS WEIGHT REDUCTION OLD CHINA CELEBRATED NEW YEAR FOR 15 DAYS The New Year celebration in old China lasted for 15 days, beginning on the First Day of the First Moon and climaxing on "Teng Chieh," the Feast of Lanterns. Family gatherings are as traditional in China ns throughout the world and from New Year's Day until "Teng Chieh" exchanges of gifts and all sorts of entertainment were in order. Northern China usually celebrated very simply, with paper lanterns hung in doors and windows. In Southern China, however, the festivities were usually concluded with spectacular lantern-lit pa- For instance the ?verage family | = - tn f t that income m the top nine aged coun- por * two-thirds of its na- ties in 1949 was $1,844 per year; in ° ™ f£°™ el _ . mostly yollng the nine largest counties the aver- ^through out-migration. age income was $3,011. " , .. • ,,,„„ During the decade just ended, all The population increase of 115,33a nine "aged counties". lost popula- for the decade just ended repre- tion as a result of the heavy out sents a gain of only 4.4 per cent, migration, of mainly young adults, compared to a gain of over 28 mil- Postville PAYO Be Lucky! Win Money! Have Fun! Get Extra Money For Christmas Fifth Drawing Friday, Dec. 23 at 8:00 p. m. NOTHING TO BUY! REGISTER ONLY ONCE FOR ENTIRE PROMOTION. BE PRESENT IN PARTICIPATING BUSINESS WHEN WINNER ANNOUNCED! IF WINNER NOT PRESENT WITHIN 1 MINUTE, 25 DOLLARS WILL BE ADQED FOR NEXT WEEKLY DRAWING. EVERYBODY (EXCEPT BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL MEN) IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER. Play Postville PAYOLA with the following merchants: (Alphabetical Listing) Harvey Jarms, Sand and Gravel Hoth Motors Interstate Power Co. Iris Theatre Kittleson-Petersen Hardware Koevenig's Stores Dr. M. F. Kiesau Kramer's Dr. Raymond T. Martin Meyer Plumbing & Heating Marianna Propane Co. Dr. Paul N. Moser Nyberg's Store Overland Hatchery Postville Meat Market Postville Herald Allamakee-Clayton Electric Co-op. Anderson's Clothing Burling & Gericke Citizens State Bank Coast to Coast Stores Commercial Hotel Cook's Shell Service Dereen Style Shop Don's Jewelry Douglass Pharmacy Falb Motor Company Farmers Store Frese Garage Groff Drug Home Oil Company Harold's Cash Market Hygrade Meat Products Postville Locker Postville Feed Mill Postville State Bank Postville Implement Co. Postville Lumber Co. Rima Cafe Schutta's Shoes Schrader "66" Service Schroeder's Grocery SERViSOFT Sturame's Grocery Louis Schutte & Sons Dr. Arthur H. Sterling Suckow Jewelry Tindell Shoe Store Dr. D. E. Tinker Tyler Barber Shop V and J Kof fee Shop (Any merchant overlooked, please contact Ralph Schrader) Postville Commercial Club rades featuring huge U dragons supported inn,] many men. . THE VOINSE Here are same f,^ mendntions fur propetj. poinsettin, thai popula of the Christmas scas ^l 1. Keep the plant J window, avoiding boftj heat. A temperature m Is best. 2. Examine the stflj (at least twice a daj) t moist. When the soilk out apply enough to the bottom. Have holiday treats made your waistline a little wider than usual? Take time now to take off those extra pounds, advises the Iowa State Department of Health. When you tip the scales at just the right weight you'll look right, feel right and probably live longer. Starving yourself isn't the answer. Even when you're dieting you need the basic nutrients you get from milk, meat, fruits, vegetables and cereals. The key to successful weight reduction is to use more energy than is provided by the calories of the food you eat. Moderate exercise will help you burn up extra food fuel, and keep your muscles trim at the same time. Even slim persons need a reasonable amount of exercise to keep them from being flabby. A brisk daily walk or some simple calisthenics will help a lot. Very minor decreases in work load can add up to quite a difference in your weight. For example, a girl who is five foot three inches tall, and weighs 120 pounds, uses 87.7 calories per hour typing on a standard typewriter. But she uses only 72.9 calories per hour with an electric typewriter. For a five-day week the saving amounts to 450 calories, which adds up to a pound of body weight in 10 weeks, providing food intake is constant. Most overly plump persons get that way by eating too much and exercising too little.' If you're ready to begin a weight-losing campaign, check first with your doctor. He'll advise how much and what kinds of exercise you should have, and the kind and quality of food you should eat. You'll need some "stick-to-itive- ness", but you'll feel better, and look better. NOTICE § ALL RETAIL STORES ? m WILL BE CLOSED §i FOR CHRISTMAS MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 (11 Stores Will Close at 5:30 P. >! ^ Saturday, December 24, Christina* m POSTVILLE COMMERCIAL CI CHRISTMAS OUTLAWED Christmas was outlawed by the Puritan government of England in 1643. With the restoration of the Stuarts, Christmas customs and traditions were revived but Christmas never regained its former prestige in Great Britain. The cat gets special treatment during the Christmas season in the French sections of Canada. Tabby is well fed, because it's supposed to be bad luck if a cat meows in the house in Christmas Eve. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ADL! ...The Land Bank Man —wants to be of service fo)*g; Let the Land Bank Man show you you can i of a low-payment, long-term Federal Land & :I '-T{§ on your land to pay debts, buy land, make ments, and for other purposes. And rcmer.*''W| Land Bank Loan can always be pjid in £*.?>g& without penalty. Federal Land Bank Ass'n. of Dec Dial 38 2-5068 Paul D. Cote, Manager Deer FARM LOAN SERVICE FULLY INSURED SAU AUCTION I As I have sold my farm I will sell at Public Auction on my farm local^ii j miles West and three miles South of Waukon the following property: jTJJj FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23g STARTING AT 12:30 p. m. 33 HEAD OF DAIRY CATTLE 2 Holstein heifers, recently brtc> 4 Holstein heifers f 1 Holstein bull j Hualth papers will be furnish 7 Holstein cows, heavy springers 3 Holstein cows, fresh in last 14 days 1 Holstein cow, fresh 3 months 12 Guernsey cows, heavy springers 3 Guernsey cows, recently fresh FULL JD A tractor with chains JD 2-14 plow on rubber JD 4-bar side rake JD tractor mower JD manure spreader on rubber JD disc JD 290 corn planter JD manure loader Surge SP-11 pump, 4-unit Pipeline for 13 cows 24 ten-gallon cans LINE OF MACHINERY ' Wagon box, combination 3-section drag Hog feeder Buttermilk tank with D 2-wheel trailer Brooder house 280 gallon wood tank Sheep dipping tank Steel wheel wagon DAIRY EQUIPMENT 2 Surge seamless stainless steel units Pails and strainers Hog troughs Electric brooder MM Chicken feeders, era's ,| Egg washer S Gas stand and barr *J|| hose and noU ' { ^J Tools, forks, shovels other articles too nun to mention. Del-aval front o 6-can spray *yp« 110 BABC6CK BESSIE PULLETS - (Laying 90 per_ 1800 BALES OF HAY _ Alfalfa, Clover and Brome (Both first and second crop.) SOME HOUSEHOLD GOODS LUNCH STAND ON O ^j BOB KUBITZ Walloon lS 'Ban U ? i0 aeT Dean Ferris »< FARM LOAN 'SERVICE, INC. Security Stat. BS KT*& r . Telephone CHerry f

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