Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 26, 1945 · Page 2
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 26, 1945
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD. POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER M, IMS, To One And All C HILDREN looking out of the window at a desolate landscape try to catch a glimpse of a mythical sleigh drawn by mythical reindeer. But there is naught that is mythical about the spirit of Christmas that transforms the commonplace. That Christmas of 194S may be for you the happiest Christmas of all is our sincere wish. Gordanier Cleaners aunui CAPITOL NEWS LETTER (Weekly news release of the Iowa Press Association. Material contained herein does not necessarily conform to the editorinl policy of this newspaper.) i '.l;;illl1'iil!ii |i !llil!:!illll![|',i!lllll(in!liil!(!lliiiIJll|t|tniUlffl(illC' TIDINGS <f* GKEATJOY The prevailing spirit of good will embracss us all during this joyous season. We, %oo, want to extend to you personally our hearty good wishes for an exceptionally MERRY CHRISTMAS J. L. Gregg Lumber Company (Continued front page one) association, (formerly Iowa State Teachers association.) in its Educational program to develop more and more interest in state aid for schools during the next year. This association, and others, performed a great duty in educating the public on the school bills which eventually were introduced in the 1946 legislature and which resulted in more than S3.000.000 state aid for schools. This was but one-fourth what the school code commission recommended and that is why the association is out to put across some more of the program. One of the big hurdles which the association and the state superintendent of public instruction's office must clear together, if they are to get their program through the legislature, is whether they want an elective or appointive state superintendent. Last legislature found many bills stalled because the state association and the state superintendent differed on this. The association backed the school code commission's recommendation for an appointive superintendent, while the state superintendent, backed continuance of an elective superintendent. The association stand was backed in the senate but in the house a fight ensued with personalities becoming involved to the point where the house refused to go along with the senate and a conference committee resulted which never arrived at a decision ol any kind, it being so near the end of the session. HOMELESS. Governor Blue is not the only state official who has had trouble in finding a home during his stay in Des Moines. Commissioner of Public Safety Fred Wilkins is another having the same trouble. For a time after his appointment several months ago. Wilkins. former Boone county sheriff, was furnished quarters in the building at Boone housing the county jail. He still hasn't found permanent quarters in Des Moines. I REPUBLICAN WOMEN WORKING. i j Republican women leaders of Iowa have been busy preparing for next year's campaigns. During the fall mouths some of them made a four- week circle of the counties on the outer fringe of the state. They covered 2.575 miles and made organizational contacts in 56 counties. Some of the members also visited state institutions and planned to report their findings to Governor Blue. One of this group is Mrs. Don Vernon, Fairfield, president of the Iowa council of Republican women. sioner, George Clnussen, Cednr Rapids, the 1944 candidate, and Max Jenk, Dyersville, the Second district stote committeeman; Third: B. C, Sullivan, Rockford and Henry Hook, Mason City; Fourth: State Senator A. E. Augustine, Oskaloosn and Harold Fleck, the 1944 candidate, also Oskaloosn. Fifth: Vincent Browner. Des Moines, former legislator; Sixth: none: Seventh: Lt. Col. Fred Kraschel. Harlan, son of the former governor, and Sew- cll Allen, Onawn, and Eighth: Lester Gillette, Fostorin, former state senator and state board of education member. THIS AND THAT .... Discharged from the army recently was Cpl. Kenneth Neu, Mason City, a former assistant attorney general, who is, rumor hath it.-planning to run for a state office on the Republican ticket. Wm. F. McFarlin. Montezuma, another former assistant, who has been serving as a Red Cross field director in Okinawa, has returned to Iowa and may go into private business .... The dope is now that Mttj. Karl Fischer, who is on leave as public safety commissioner, probably will not be home too soon. . . It has been expected that he might be back early in 1946 .... ORDER FRUIT TREES AND PLANTS EARLY THIS YEAR If you're planning to set out an orchard or plant small fruits next spring, better start planning now and be ready to order when the nursery has these ready for delivery. Iowa nurserymen report a shortage of most fruit trees and plants this year. Supplies of cherries and some varieties of strawberry plants are especially short. H. E. Nichols, extension horticulturist at Iowa State College, says this situation points to higher prices and sales of more of the lower grades and smaller sizes of nursery plants. Nichols says it takes from 1 to 4 years to grow fruiting plants to a size big enough for transplanting. During the war, the nurseries have been very short of • labor. They lost many of their experienced propagators. The stocks on which fruit trees are budded or grafted have in most cases been extremely scarce. All of that. ^Jichols says, adds up to reasons for getting those selections made and the orders in while the nurseryman still has a fairly complete selection of varieties and kinds. THERE WILL BE A MATINEE ON CHRISTMAS DAY AT THE IRIS THEATRE. STARTING AT 2:30 P.M. Don't miss Danny Kayc's "The Wonder Man," filmed entirely in Technicolor, at the Iris Tuesday and Wednesday. January 1 and 2. It's a scream and 1945's best musical show. Qhristmasjoy PEACE ON EARTH • GOOD WILL •••TOWARD ALL MEN"' EVERY holiday has its - significance, but none can compare with Christmas. It is the one time of the year when self-seeking gives way to selflessness, and all are united in one common attitude of good will towards our fellowmen. Our entire personnel joins in wish- i ing Christmas joy to those whom we have served, and to others as well. Accept our sincere thanks for the privilege of being of help in making this Christmas of 1945 truly merry. G. F. Meier & Company DEALERS IN LIVESTOCK DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES. Democrats are busy lining up their congressional candidates and it appears, for the first time in some years, there may be some primary fights for the nominations. Here's the way it is being talked now: First: Claire Williams, Danville, the 1944 candidate, and Ray Baxter. Burlington; Second: Abe Hurst, Maquoketa, former highway commis- When Snow Lios Softly on the Hill Now, when the fir trees wear white collars, when the birds make tiny stitches in the snow and our footprints hurry towards the warmth of home and the companionship of loved ones, it's time t» wish all our friends the fullest joys of the Christmas season. So, hello everybody . . . and Merry Christmas! Otto C. Sander & Son Contractors and Builders YULETIDE HAPPINESS it I At this time when Christmas trees are beginning to glow in the windows everywhere, and the holly wreaths are going up, we want to send you our best wishes for a very Happy Christmas. You have made 1945 a very pleasant year for us, for which we are duly grateful. Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative, Inc. KERMIT JAMES, Superintendent

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