Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 15, 1961 · Page 7
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CIETY (CLUB MEETS k SCEVTTE (• _____ [ille Monday Club 'met ine of Mrs. Wlllard | February 13 with 20 fescnt. The theme of li was "Literature", vert A. Lindsay re- j book, "Washington's Iwyth Thane. baling committee pfe- jbllowing candidates for | the year 1961-1982, to i at the next meeting: Irs. M. F. Kiesau; vice Irs. Walter T. Martin; jasurer, Mrs. Vernon J. !• Weihe, county chair- i>d the county meeting je Monday Club will be [ be held in Postville Details of the meeting bunced later, [meeting will be Fcb- ifhe home of Mrs. J. T. HOUSEWARMING HELD FOR MILO HARNACKS Mr. and Mrs. Mllo Harnaclt were surprised at a houscwarming Sunday evening. A social evening was spent and n lunch was served. Those present were: Mv. and Mrs. Luver Schultz, Mr. and Mis. Orville Harnack, Merlin Harnack, Mr. and Mrs. Willard A. Meyer and family and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Schroeder and Kobcrt. Announce Engagement kERS MEET |S. FOELS j C Homemakers club f home of Mrs. Harlan Friday afternoon with jers present. Mrs. Lloyd jve the lesson, "Center to the Home". I meeting will be held I of Mrs. Fred Hangart- fch 10. W. F. MARTENS HOLD SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Martens observed their sixtieth wedding anniversary on Thursday. February 9, with a family gathering at their home. Those present for the occasion were: Mrs. Leo Dreier, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Manja, Mr. and Mr*. Hartley Enyart, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Enyart and iamily, William Enyart, and Mr. and Mrs. James Enyart. MRS. SCHLEIN IS HOSTESS TO CLUB The Franklin Homemakers Club met at the home of Mrs. Burton Schlein on February 10 for their regular monthly meeting. Mrs. Earl Miller and Mrs. Schlein gave the lesson on "Centers of Interest in the Home". A lunch was served by the co-hostesses, Mrs. Marland Johnson and Mrs. Marvin Miller. LEGION AUXILIARY EASTERN STAR. The regular meeting of the Postville Chapter, O. E. S.. will be held at the Masonic Temple on Monday evening at 8:00 p. m. February 20. Plans will be completed for the School of Instruction which will be held at 1:00 p. m. on Saturday, February 25 at the Masonic Temple. Reservations for the 5.30 banquet for all members of the Eastern Star to be held following the School of Instruction should be called to the V & J Cafe by Friday morning, February 24. The Inspection meeting will be at the Masonic Temple at 8:00 p. m. on February 25. Mrs. Victor Walter of Postville will be Karan Ann Lenth Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan Lenth of Castalia announce the engagement of their daughter, Karan Ann, to William E. Andersen, Jr. of Cedar Rapids, son of the William Andersen's of Exira. Both are employed by Collins Radio Company of Cedar Rapids. No wedding date has been set. the instructor. All members of the Eastern Star both local and visiting are invited to attend the banquet and all meetings. The regular meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary to Arthur F. Brandt Post No. 518 of the American Legion will be held in the Legion rooms at Memorial Hall on Wednesday, February 22, 1961, at 2:30 p. m. Cub Den Makes Wolf Head Molds PREDICTS PROPERTY TAXES FOR SCHOOLS TO RISE 50% in 8 YEARS WEDDING INVITATIONS- — Letterpress printing, raised letter printing, engraved. Prices start as low as $8.00 for 50 invitations or announcements. Postville Herald. E3E ENTEN ALUES at ZEN — 6 oz. pkg. DBSTER TAIL 79c - FROZEN — 8 oz. pkg. 1 STICKS ... 39c FROZEN — PERCH lb. 39c - 10 oz. 1GA — 12 oz. ided SHRIMP 59c Longhorn CHEESE 49c DY FC)R THE OVEN — FROZEN UCKS lb. 49c 'ABLE RITE — B STEAKS :K LIVER . lb. 89c lb. 29c DELICIOUS BREADED — PORK STEAK . lb. 49c SMALL — FRESH SPARE RIBS . lb. 45c BOOKS — 46 oz. . MATO JUICE f 4 CANS 1 $1.00 IGA CHUNK TUNAFISH 4 TINS $1.00 I IGA [ CHERRY NUT CE CREAM I Vz GALLON ! 69c HOFFMAN HOUSE TARTAR SAUCE 8 oz. btl. 23c CAMPBELL'S — MUSHROOM SOUP 2 for 35c Riceland RICE IGA NOODLES CHARMIN — TOILET TISSUE IGA — Bartktt PEARS Butter-Nut COFFEE DIAMOND — 8 oz. Canned Whole OYSTERS . 29c DINTY MOORE — BEEF STEW 24 oz. 39c lb. pkg. 29c 12 oz. pkg. 25c 12 rolls 95c 2!4 tin 39c >. 69c fAS — RED RAPEFRUIT . 10 for 39c PNDS — SNO BOY I 8 oz ' Ccll ° pkg ' r LIE. ORANGES . 79c RADISHES 5c Cub Scout Den Vin met February 7 at the home of Mrs. Donald Martindale assisted by Mrs. Leo Boese. The meeting opened with the Flag Ceremony. The achievements were recorded, roll call was taken and dues were collected by denner, Donald Martindale. Work was continued on the wolf head molds. Ronald Sander, den chief, led the boys in a square knot relay. The meeting closed with the Living Circle. Alan Mork furnished a treat. Den V. Den V met February 7 at the home of Mrs. Robert Burling with Mrs. Frank Wittenberger assisting. The meeting was the last one of the year and was called to order by denner Allen Handke. Bill Burling led the Flag Ceremony. Roll call was answered by telling something they did that they especially enjoyed at the den meeting. Everyone enjoyed making words from "Be My Valentine". The meeting adjourned and a valentine farewell party was held. A game of table tennis followed the party and trie meeting closed with the Den Mother's thought and the Living Circle. The boys will be awarded their Webelos badge at the next pack meeting. This is the highest award in Cub Scouting. Den Vn. A regular meeting of Den vn was held at the home of Den Mother, Mrs. Lorenz Willman, on February 7 with Mrs. Richard Hale assisting. Denner Douglas Turner opened the meeting and was flag bearer for the Flag ceremony. He then called role and collected dues. All boys were present. Gregory G"oth, Billy Steva and Bradley White recorded achievements and all will receive Bear badges at the February pack meeting. Mrs. Willman read about the origin of valentine's day and showed pictures of valentines of an earlier age. The boys then completed the table decorations for the February pack meeting. Ford Willman furnished a valentine treat. A game of ring- toss was played and the Living Circle closed the meeting. Den IV. Den IV met January 31 at the home of their Den Mother, Mrs. Harvey Jarms, assisted by Mrs. Arno Gunderson and den chief, Jack Oldag. The meeting opened with the Flag Ceremony. Denner Timmy Hale called roll and collected dues. The meeting time was spent making wolf heads and Cub Scout busts. A treat was furnished by Timmy Hale. The Living Circle brought the meeting to a close. Den IV met at the home of their Den Mother, Mrs. Jarms assisted by Mrs. Gunderson and den chief, Jack Oldag on February 7. The meeting opened with the Pledge to the Flag. The boys spent their time painting lion heads and making Mother's day gifts. A treat was furnished by Chip Jarms. The meeting closed with the Living Circle. Iowa City — Property taxes to support public schools will rise 50 per cent in the next eight years if present trends in Iowa continue,! according to a prediction by the Iowa Center for Research in School Administration, located at The State University of Idwa. Iowa property taxes for schools went beyond the $100 million mark very early in the 1950's, will exceed $200 million annually in 1960, and 1 will hit $300 million annually by 1968, states a report by the new research center. The report, written by SUI Professor S. J. Knezevich, executive director of the Iowa Center for Research in School Administration, is titled "Past and Present Problems in Financing Iowa Schools." Inflation, of course, takes its toll on schools as well as other parts of society, tjie article notes. Increasing enrollments, expanding programs; better qualified teachers, and lengthening the school term to include summer school expenditures contribute their share to ever-rising costs, the report points out. If present means of financing various governmental expenditures do not change radically, Iowa property taxes will total more than $400 million annually (for all governmental purposes) by 1962, more than $500 million by 1967, and more than $600 million by 1971. The research center was established at SUI last year for the purpose of improving educational administration in Iowa. It is based upon the idea that many of the answers for improving education must come from studies of the relationship of school organization and educational qualities, explains John W. Harold, superintendent of Cedar Falls schools and president of the research council. The center. is currently completing a report summarizing such information as enrollment, census figures and teacher salaries in 270 Iowa schools. Projects undertaken by the Iowa center are financed mainly by dues paid by some 150 schools in the state which are charter members of the research council. Commenting on the work of "school study commissions," the report points out that their recommendations have not generally been adopted by the legislature. "The call for more reliance on taxes other than those on property to Wednesday, February 15. 1961 POSTVILLE (Iowa) HERALD 7 support Iowa schools has been heard for 25 years or longer," notes the report. "One might conclude that the Iowa pattern of the last 50 years (at least as far as school finance is concerned) has been: first, to appoint a tax study commission; second, to ignore most of the forward- Iooking recommendations; and third, to enact frequently repeated and non-controversial recommendations after a 'decent' period of time has elapsed," comments Professor Knezevich in the report. "The basic idea of relying on the property taxes to pay the lion's share of the cost of educating children and youth in Iowa public schools continues right up to the present day," the school report continues. "Everywhere around us there is evidence that the people of the State of Iowa have experienced much change and progress during the more than 120 years since organization as a territory. The basic framework for supporting public schools in Iowa, in contrast, has changed but little during these same years," the report adds. "All indications are that the financial plight facing schools will worsen if we continue to rely on 19th-century patterns to finance 20th-century institutions," Knezevich concludes in the discussion of Iowa school financing. Tracing the history of state aid to Iowa schools, which began in 1913, the report points out that during the early part of the 1930 *3 revenues received by schools from state sources amounted to only between one and two per cent of the total school revenues. There was a wait of several years for the next significant event in state support of schools—in 1945 about $1 million in supplemental aids and $2 million in transportation aids were appropriated by the legislature. In spite of the increase in amounts, only about 3% per cent of the total cost of schools in 1945 was covered by direct state aids to schools, the report continues. Total direct aids in 1947 reached $11 million but only 11% per cent of the total cost of public education. "It must be kept in mind that full payment of state aid claims to local districts was a rarity in spite of the increased state monies appropriated," the SUI research center report continues. In 1950-51 general aid claims had to be pro­ rated at 87% per cent of the amouni due, supplemental aid to 88.7 per cent and transportation aid to about 87 per cent. The most recent school aid requisitions for 1959-60 continued the practice, for once again the appropriations forced general aids to be prorated at 88.9 per cent and supplemental aids at 41.6 per cent. RETIRING? CHECK FOR SOCIAL SECURITY If you are retiring in the near future, you can speed the delivery of your first check by bringing all necessary evidence with you on your first visit to the district office, so stated Albert J. D'Amour, district manager of the Winona, Minnesota social security office. Almost everyone who applies for monthly benefits must prove his age. A birth certificate is the best evidence, but if not available, there are many other styles of evidence which will prove age, such as baptismal certificate, insurance policy, family bible, etc. Evidence of recent earnings may also be needed to establish your monthly payment. The 1960 withholding tax statement (Form W-2) is the best evidence for an employee. The self-employed should bring copies of the two previous years' tax return and evidence to show that tax returns were filed with Internal Revenue Service. A cancelled check, money order stub, or bank receipt is sufficient evidence to show that the return was filed. If married, and your wife is also applying for monthly benefits, evidence of her age will also be required, D'Amour stated if you have any doubt about what evidence will be needed to process your claim, call the social security office before you retire and the representative will be glad to explain just what evidence you might need. If you have the necessary proofs when you apply for benefits, it will help speed up your first check. SHOWER A postal baby shower was given Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ruhl by Ruhl's patrons on Anamosa RFD 1. The Ruhls are expecting their fifth child soon and persons on the route each left a package addressed to the Ruhls in their individual mail boxes. They received more than 125 packages. OUR FAMILY — "DRINK" — 46 oz. tin 2 for Pineapple-Grapefruit . . 49c FIVE Five generations of the Strauser family of Clarksville were present at a family gathering recently. The group included Mrs. Katherine Strauser, 89. her son, Ralph Strauser, her granddaughter, Mrs. Ernest Jacobs, great granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Hovenga, and her great, great granddaughter, Brenda Sue Hovenga. Buy! Sell! Hire! Trade! Rent! Lost! Found! Employment! You'll find it in the Herald Want Ads. CAN BE PREVENTED IF /OUR CHILD HAS A BAD SORE THROAT CALL YOUR DOCTOR-ESPECIALLY IF THERE IS DIFFICULTY IN SWALLOWING, SWOLLEN NECK GLANDS; HIGH FEVER. NAUSEA OR VOMITING PROMPT TREATMENT OF "STREP" THROAT «—\ CAN PREVENT ~4 RHEUMATIC FEVER c-V-^ AMD RHEUMATIC 1 Jak ^r* MART HEART DISEASE #1 ENEMY HEART FUND a: OUR FAMILY — 8 oz. tin Fruit Cocktail 2 for • NESTLE'S — Giant 12 oz. pkg. Chocolate Chips CREAMETTES — Macaroni or Spaghetti 39c 2 lb. box 39c RED DOT — Reg. or Dip Chips Potato Chips Twin Pack 49c 3 lb. tin — Grisco . . . . 79c! BLEACH — Hilex Gallon 49c BOOTH — BONELESS — BREADED Haddock Steak Pkg. 43c DECKER'S —12 oz. tin Luncheon Meat 35. FRANKVILLE — LONGHORN Cheese Lb. 39c STUMME'S PHONE 86 4-7721 POSTVILLE, IOWA

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