Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 19, 1945 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 19, 1945
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD. POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1ft, JJ^ | Marginal jNotes^ \ By Bill NEWS or OUR . M EN w WOMEN ty IN UNIFORM The boys who are still in the sow- ice have remembered us generously with Christmas greeting cards the past week, for all of which here's our sincere thanks. One card came front Murray Ellis, who is now down in the Carriboan Sea aboard ship: another comes from Johnnie Brandt who is still floating around in the Pacific area aboard his U. S. S. Montrose; then there was one that came from Cpl. Emi! Schult; who is now on Okinawa with the note. 'You can eNpect me there about March 1." which is good news: and a card from Fraticis P. Kneeland in the Naval training program at Notre Dame University. South Bend. Ind.. and one from Cy Harris in the Navy. Were Klad the shooting's over, and we hope all boys still away will be home soon— by next Christmas at the latest. The folks over in the southeast part of town thought they were seeing some atomic force on the sidewalks after last week's snow. But it turned out to be a contraption L. W. Thoma made to_ make snow removal from his sidewalks easier. He took an engine out of an old washing machine, we arc told, and with SI.39 worth of this and that for parts, made a snow plow that works about as easily as a power lawn mower. Who knows, perhaps Uncle Louis will go into large scale production of the gadget if it pans out O. K.. and if he knows how we shy away from snow shoveling as do the neighbors up on our street, he'll have one of the machines ready to put in our sock, come Christmas eve. Perhaps you've noticed it too how :he Postville gals will come downtown these colci day? when the thermometers register zero and below with a warm scarf on their head and in a heavy fur coat. But between the bottom of their coat and their shoe-tops they're in "the raw." It prompts G. Wiley Beveridge of the Sumner Gazette to shiver and shake, and, as he says, -the elders are given a dose of goose pimples." You've heard that old expression a J hundred times or more "Thar's Gold in i Them Thar Hills". Well, it so happens j that Iowa does not have many hills.! nm- does Iowa mine any gold, but ; Iowa's rich soil products more wealth; each year than, all the gold in ! the world. The Iowa Development Commission office is in receipt of a recent map of j the United States, made up and put . • an by a farm journal published at: Philadelphia. Ponn. This map shows j •all the counties in the United States; <jf which there are 3.07:2. One-half 'or \ .53151 of these counties are colored in gold and they represent 81.44 per cent of the cash farm income for 1944. Iowa, the heart of the nation with it 's 09 rich agricultural counties, is the only state in the agricultural area showing 100 per cent gold. Yes, another first for Iowa. How come the colored lights didn't get to be put up on our business streets -as the Commercial Club ordered them to be'.' Several hundred of the bright colored bulbs and strings of wiring repose in the dusty recesses of the basement underneath the Herald office where they have been since ornamental street lighting was banned. One version is that the labor shortage prevented their being put in place. But'd be willing to bet a plugged , nickel Street Commissioner Otto Appel I would have found a way to get them I up if he'd have been approached about it. Maybe next year. ,i(lc area and returned to the states a j few months ago for a leave before going to Great Lakes. Eugene Gets Boost In Grade. Eugene Hucbncv. who is serving with the navy in the Pacific area, writes his parents that he was recently promoted to Seaman First Class. At present he is stationed in China. Pa Ka Dale Suckow. who has been serving with the navy Seabees for the past several years, most of the time in the Pacific theater of operations, was discharged at Minneapolis, Minn., last week and has now gone to Van Meter to the home of his parents, Rev. and Mrs. W. M. Suckow. formerly of Postville. Ha Pa Pfc. Delbert Reineke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reineke. was reported to be among the men coming from Europe who landed at New York on last Saturday. Delbert was stationed in most of the countries on the European continent since going overseas, and undoubtedly will be home in time to spend Christmas. IB) pa Among the recent army men from Postville to be discharged is Cpl. Leo Wiekham who served a number of months in Europe. Census Bureau Reports On Gardens and Fruits Allamakee county farm gardens had a value of $61,398 In 1944. compared with $66,548 in 1939. according to a report of the census bureau received at the office of F. C. O'Riley. county Extension director. Gardens were grown on 52 farms hist year, compared with 347 farms the previous census period. Apples were found on 885 farms, with 7,997 trees producing 1,096 bushels last year, compared with 1,208 farms having 12,691 trees which produced 11,937 bushels in 1939. Grapes were grown on 251 farms in 1944. compared to 349 in 1939. The production from 1.209 vines was 10,070 pounds in the most recent period, compared to 2,515 vines which produced 29,960 pounds in 1939. The number of farms having cherry trees was 30. with 67 trees producing 5 pounds. During the previous census period 129 farms had 332 trees which produced 877 pounds. Other fruits grown on Allamakee county farms included blackberries, dewberries, pears, peaches and plums. Total acreage in orchards was 24 last year and 157 in 1939. Tallc Urges Quick Action On Housing for Veterans DR. WM. BAKKUM RETURNS AFTER SERVING IN NAVY Dr. Wm. Bakkum, Waukon Chiropractor, who had an office in Postville before going into the service, was discharged last week and returned to his home in Waukon Friday. He was an x-ray technician in the 7th Naval Hospital on Okinawa when ordered to return home for discharge. Dr. Bakkum was in service for two years. He will resume his practice in Postville which has been cared by his brother. Dr. R. C. Bakkum. during his absence. Winter Feeding Program Is Needed For Wildlife ROCK ISLAND ALLOCATES S50.000 IN BONDS HERE The Rock Island railroad last week announced that it had made purchase of $50,000 in bonds in the Victory Loan drive in Allamakee county, and a like amount in each of the counties in which it operates. The company's total purchase of bonds in all drives now amounts to $373,300,000. ALL FOR FUN. Eob Paezynski. a Guttonberg high school student, could have selected a better time to go for a "swim" in the Mississippi river than a day in December. Bob was hunting ducks with Wesley Ashby when their boat started floating away. Immediately the boy ran into the river to get the boat. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Ewing left this (Wednesday) morning for California where they will visit with his mother, Mrs. Nan Ewing. and his brother-in- law and' sister. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Dennison at Bakersfield. They expect to return before Christmas. During their absence his brother, Wm. Ewing. will have charge of the creamery. Mr. and Mrs. Ewing and sons Ronald and Richard of LuMotte arrived here Sunday and will have charge of the Ewing home during their absence, says the Tripoli Leader. Although game and bird and animal populations in th state are high, and most of the hunting seasons arc closed, winter storms will definitely reduce the numbers that wilt enter the breeding season next spring. This is particularly true of quail. Although losses will occur during hard winters in spite of efforts to prevent them, mortality may be ait down by effective winter feeding. When bad weather sets in, birds must go to heavy cover for shelter or perish from the cold. If feed is available in or near cover, the birds may survive. If not. wildlife has two choices—that of staying in sheltered areas and suffering from hunger or leaving the shelter and being subjected to natural hazards in the open country. Each year thousands of sportsmen, school groups, boy scouts, conservation officials and others establish and maintain winter feeding stations. Through their efforts thousands of birds and animals come through the winter that otherwise would not survive. You can aid in this conservation effort by es- j tablishing and maintaining a feeding I station in your vicinity. I Washington. D. C—Representative H. O. Talle of Iowa, told his colleagues in the House that it is time that something constructive be done about providing housing facilities for returning soldiers. In his speech in the House Talle charged that sawmills on the west coast recently sold 66 million foot of American lumber to foreign countries. "The soldier is returning from the battle Held," said Tallc, "the sailor is returning from the sea. Each has been in far-away places. Each has measured distances from the golden milestone—his own chimney, his own home, or the home he dreamed of buying or building on his return from the battlefield or from the sea. But. Mr. Speaker, this soldier and this sailor are not having much luck. If that be true now. what of the soldier and sailor who will return months from now? "Certainly it is time that something constructive be done about this urgent matter. The hour is already tragically late, and everyone knows it." Rabbit Hunting Season Is Now Open in Earnest With mostly all of the game bird hunting seasons already closed and with squirrels on the protected list, rabbits arc bearing the brunt of Iowans' hunting endeavor. Rabbit populations arc reported high in most sections of the state, with local shortages reported in a few areas. The cottontail is the most popular game animal in the United States, with more in numbers being taken thai, all other game combined and more in total weight than all other game species, including big game. This fact is true in Iowa, where an estimate of the number of rabbits taken in 1942 totaled 1.210.000. Although the rahbit season opens on August I and remains open until March 1, the large majority of cottontails are taken between November Hi and .January 15.' "RETl'RN TO SENDER." BIG MOVE. Ed Herwig may have some difficulty getting used to his new location in Decorah. For 40 years. Ed had been in the one location, starting to learn the trade as a barber when he was 14. When he was 18. he took charge of a chair and became a full-fledged barber. During the 40 years of barbering. Ed has "worked" on grandfathers, sons and grandsons in some families. He bought the business nine years after he started and has operated it over since. It was not necessary to have "return to sender" marked on the dollar bill that went from St? Ansger to Little Hock. Arkansas, and back again. It did that without the "advice." This is the story as it is believed to have happened: Mrs. Bessie Schulw of St. Ansgar sent a package to her daughter. , Mrs. Wanda Denolf. Little Rock Ark.. \ and somehow a dollar bill became lodged under the siring. No one at the St. Ansgar postotTice noticed the money, nor did any one else until the package arrived in Little Rock. Last week the dollar bill arrived back in St. Ansgar with a note from the Little Rock jjost office. "IN PERSON.' A new method of delivering furs was presented in Farlin last week. Fred Shaffer and Harry Bauman, located a black and white "kitty" near the grain elevator. They herded the animal down the main street, past two churches, and to Charley Collins' house. Collins is a local bur buyer. The two "hunters" offered to throw the perfume in free. A shock to a man's ego maybe, but stitch him up an apron. Without frills, of course. Some good heavy muslin, if you happen to have any. would be masculine enough. Plain feed sacks might substitute. And if you're handy with textile painting, stencil a mannish design on the front —perhaps that might appease him some. If nothing else, it will whet his humor. (Continued from page one) Christmas Party Friday Night. Beware of the mistletoe, you guys," will probably be a common statement at the Christmas party Friday evening. The party will be held in the old gymnasium and will commence nt eight o'clock.| The gym will be decorated by the Annual staff. The outstanding band of the land will furnish the music again—Boyd Turner and his hit records. Each good guy and gal is asked to bring a ten -cent gift! Don 't forget. Let's make this party a grand success, so that the Christmas vacation may be opened in jovial Christmas spirit Kindergarten. There have been many of the pupils who were absent this week. Monday there were only six in the class. The pupils have been coloring many pictures of Santa and Christmas trees. They have been singing Christmas songs and are really in the Christmas spirit. First Grade. All the reading groups have been reviewing their work this week. Two groups have completed all three of their pro-primers and the other group has completed two. By reviewing what the.v have covered, they are becoming better acquainted with the words. They have made many decorations for the room and their Christmas tree when they get it. Second Grade News. We have made all the decorations for our Christmas tree and have completed our Christmas picture- Third Grade News. During art periods last week, the pupils made nailhead etchings on heavily colored construction paper.The Christmas designs or pictures for the etchings were fust drawn freehand and then transferred to the colored paper. Janice Brown. Dollene Sennit/. Jerry Klingbeil. Judy Gregg. .fanis ChristolTerson. Eugene Winter. Peako and Janet Overccn have pleted then' etchings. ! Fourth Grade News. For their art classes the boys cin'i girls made a Bethlehem scene and St. Nick and his sled which are pulled by prancing reindeer. Jane Ann Meyer brought a cotton plant for the children to see. Since the children are study iiv; about the life of the natives in the Congo Biwin, Billy James brought a very interesting story. "The Okapi Belt." II was about a native boy who : helped his tribe catch the clceadCvi ! okapi and won for himself a belt made from the animal skin. j Sixth Grade News. i We have finished the unit on Aus- i 1 India in geography and have been; studying about Iowa's part in the Civil I War in history. In English the children have learned j how lo make possessives of nouns. Semester tests in several subject:;! kept them busy studying in their extra time. 0 FOR All. [Christmas Shoppers Come In NOW Look over oar complete line of beautiful and exclusive gifts. FOR "HER" m»y we suggest— Attractive Lucltc Compact Clever Sachet Doll* Toilet Sets (! Tantalizing Colognes— j • Kay Daumit "Wicked" and I "Ooubte Dare" {| Harriet Hubbard Ayer \\ Wrlsley's Golden Tassel 11 FOR "1I1M" may we suggest— jjj Monogram Initialed Men'* 1' Toiletries j I Billfolds (S1.5D to $7,501 jj| Sutton Toilet Sets Zipper Shave Kite Many other beautiful gifts are on display for yon approval. flier. com- Fountain and Luncheonette Service Dur to shortage of help, we are forced t'i discontinue meals: but we will be pleased to serve you lastv lunches from our fountain and luncheon facilities. COME IN AND LET'S GIT ACQUAINTED!! Brueckner Drug Store Headquarters for Christmas Gifts < t « a . li a o t r Speaking of Otto Appel, have you noticed what a swell job of street "commissioning" he's been doing in Postville? We've had others in that jot)—good, bad and indifferent—but none have done their job as conscientiously and as thoroughly as Otto and his helper, John Burrow. Summer or winter, they get out and keep the streets and alleys cleaned and cleared for traffic. Take last week when we had the snowfall and business men scurried downtown to remove the snow before attending to their day's work, Otto and John were down ahead of them and had intersections and the approaches to them shoveled. Last summer when high winds frequently littered up the streets svith broken tree branches and twigs, these men got the refuse away before many of our people realized what damage had been done. Otto's one man on the public payroll who knows his job and goes ahead and does it. Charley Westerfleld, editor of the Fayette County Union at West Union, had the same notion last week as we did. He too, realizing the shortage of housing in his town, has volunteered to conduct a clearing house for landlords and tenants in relieving the situation, as the Herald announced last week it was ready to do in Postville. If you have rooms to rent, or apartments, furnished or unfurnished, get in touch with this office and we'll keep a list for those who are in need of housing accomodations. This service is free to all; you can reach us on phone No. 200. • • • • * , Gosh, we're all excited about Santa Claus coming to town next Monday 1 PUBLIC SALE In order to settle the estate of Minnie C. Depping the following described property will be sold at Public Auction on what is known as the Fred H. Depping farm, about x /z mile west of the Center School in Ludlow township, Allamakee county, on Friday, December 21 Sale commencing at 1:00 o'clock P. M. Hot Point Refrigerator, A. C; Two Monarch Ranges; Estey Piano, in good condition; Victor Phonograph, cabinet model; Combination Book Case and Writing Table; Kitchen Table and Four Chairs; Five Rocking Chairs; Library Table; Four Bedroom Sets, Springs and Mattresses; Electric Radio, A. C; Flower Stands; Hot Plate, A. C; Ironing Board; 36-foot Extension Ladder; Platform Scales; Wheelbarrow; General Electric Automatic Iron, A. C; Gardner Oil Stove; Two Wash Tubs and Boiler; Crockery, two ten-gallon and other sizes, 1 to 5 gallon; Meat Saw; 20-Gal. Iron Kettle; 30-Gal. Steel Barrel with Faucet; Two Cupboards; Mason Jars and Caps; Corn Shelter; 22 Special Repeating Rifle; Brace, Bits, Extension Bit and and other small farm tools and kitchenware too numerous to mention. Minnie Depping Estate CHAS. DUVEL, Administrator ARNOLD H. HEXOM, Attct. WM. F. 8HAFER, Clerk MAHCHING ^ ALONG TOGBTUBB back to their old jobs back to new jobs The Milwaukee Road WELCOMES ITS VETERANS THIS JOYOUS CHR1STAMSTIDB we want you home all of you as soon as Uncle Sam can spare you to rejoin our ranks > some will be with ui only ai gold Ittyct on our service flegi— these we will honor and remember tiwftjrt

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