Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 9, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 9, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY g, 19w A publisher of a newspaper gets any number of jolts for things his paper prints during the course of the year, so when a letter comes to him like the following we received this week, thanking him for something he didn't print, it sort of bolsters up his ego. This letter comes from -May Lambert of West Union, a faithful subscriber to the Herald over a long term of years: •Editor. Postville Herald: 1 wonder sometimes if it isn't true that we criticize others more than we commend them. I think my New Year's resolution is that when someone says or does something commendable to tell them so. I want you to know that through the years I really have appreciated the fact that your paper has never carried any liquor ads in its columns. In these times of high pressure advertising methods, this fact is particularly commendable. A good conscience. 1 am sure, is your reward. To me. as I see it. those who advertise 'Booze' arc partners in alt the crime, tragedy, heartaches, broken homes and lives, tears of the little children, that may be directly or indirectly traced to the liquor traffic. It is a responsibility that is very great indeed. With best wishes to you for prosperity and happiness in 1946. One of your old subscribers. May Lambert." Thank you. Miss Lambert. Through the years we have turned down hundreds of dollars worth of Hquor advertising because we do not feci we want to be party to the evils you mention and which are attributable to the licensed distributors of booze. We can- no; conscientiously encourage the use of a poison that takes the bread out of the mouths of wives and children on the one hand, and in the next breath plead for benevolence and charity to supply the needs to the suffering families of the misguided users of the dynamite juice. ••The farmer was in the kitchen counting out his money: the banker was in the bee tree shoveling out the honey.'' That isn't the way the old familiar nursery rhyme goes, but it is one way of putting an occurrance at the Bernard Waters farm home Sunday. It seems Bernard had discovered a bee tree out at his home in Grand Meadow township and when tie mentioned it to his brother-in-law. \V. A. Kneeland. last week. Bill immediately had visions of getting some honey to spread on the family's breakfast pancake.-. So out to the Waters farm he went Sunday to rob the bees of their hard-earned stock of sweetness. It turned out to be just warm enough Sunday to put a little life into the insects and to get their business ends into good working order. The result was they had Bill running all over Bernard's farm before he finally got them away from the tree so he could collect about 30 pounds of comb honey. For further particulars, ask Bernard". • • • * » In a business letter to this office from Otto Rasmusen of Orlando, Florida, among other things he refers to the housing shortage which seems to have gotten as far south as Otto's home city. He says: "Orlando is full-up. The housing shortage is terrible. The city is getting 200 trailers to rent to returning service men who cannot find places to live. Maybe after "Washington gets through rebuilding Europe with our lumber, our own men can build the homes we thought we were fighting for. Even Florida is beginning to feel it is time to abolish some Bureaus. Regards, Otto." Five years of restrictions on building operations when it was known 15 million men of marriageable age would be coming home to settle down has left the housing situation in this country in a heluva mess, to put it mildly. However, right now there seem to be bright spots looming on the horizon. Pre-fabricated houses will soon be as'ailablc in sufficient numbers, the manufacturers say, to alleviate the shortage of homes—unless strikes in industry stop production. • • « * » Speaking of the housing shortage, in our own family the son-in-law and daughter since his release from the Navy has been searching for a place to live in Iowa City. He finally located a house, and on Sunday we took the daughter and her son, who have been staying with us since September, to their new home. In just a few days they ha%'e been gone the little lad is already missed by the grandparents. Having seen him develop from a helpless month-old tot to his husky six months old stature has been a lot of fun—and we had almost come to the point of claiming him as our own. We're glad, though, that he and his parents have a home of their own—and in Iowa City too—it's going to give us a good excuse to get down there to see some football and basketball games between the Hawkeyes and their Big- Ten opponents we might othe'rwise not get to attend. (And maybe we can still get a little boy of our own. Who knows?) » « « • « The Pacific soldiers* mass meetings to get action from Washington to return them to the states, reminds us of the quip we read recently. Said one C. I., "That 's the army for you," And his buddy asked, "How so?" And the first G. I. came back with, "Why, here today and still here tomorrow." NEWS OF OUR MENwWOMEN IN UNIFORM (Continued from page one) service was at Manila in the Philippine Islands. Leonard was with Dick Hale, a former Postville lad, through basic training and throughout the various places in the Pacific where they saw service. He wears the good conduct ribbon. Philippines liberation ribbon, Asiatic-Pacitlc ribbon with three combat stars, and the Victory medal. He was discharged at Fort Leavenworth. Kansas. Promotion For Klrsau. While he is home and has resumed his practise here. Dr. Milton Kiesau has not been released from the Army Medical Corps entirely. On Monday he received word that he had been promoted from the rank of Major with which he served in Europe to that of Lieutenant-Colonel. The promotion dates from December 29. the army service forces bulletin states. RS riJ5 Mr. nnd Mrs, Herman Schutta had n telephone call from their son, Sgt. Durwood Schutta. Sunday in which he informed them that he had nrrived at San Pedro. Calif., and was expecting to be discharged and homeward bound by next week. Durwood has served in the army for over three years. 25 months of which was in Hawaii. Before entering the service he was employed at the Milwaukee depot in this city. Mrs. Ruby Peekham is in receipt of a letter from her son. Neil, in which he says he is back on the battleship, the U. S. S. Wisconsin, after the leave he spent here. They expected to sail down the west coast and through the Panama Canal for service in the Atlantic Ocean, he writes. Neil saw considerable action in waters adjacent to Japan before that country was defeated. Leslie Allen, who had served as a Coxswain in the Navy in the Pacific area for several years, has received his discharge and is now at home. He is a brother of Lenard Allen of the Heckcr J Bros, garage. rt^ Si I Elmer Meyer arrived at his home in jCastalia Sunday from Fallen. Nevada, 'after serving several years in the Navy. I for 2- months in the Pacific area. Pa I Cpl. Richard .!. Martens came from I Portland, Oregon. Monday, having • been discharged from the army. He j was in the service 3 l - years and is now I at the home of his brother, John C, ! Martens. RICHARD. Richard and his special teacher were reading together. The story was about Lincoln, whose father had scolded him for wasting so much time with books. Young Abe had replied, "But why not. father? I am not taking any of your time." "What did Lincoln mean by that?" asked the teacher. "He meant." said Richard, "that he was not pestering his father to tell him words." Richard was eleven years old and oif.y in the fourth grade. He read very poorly. That was why he was in the special class. His mother had told the teacher that she had no time to listen to Richard's reading. It seemed that Richard was "pestering" his parents when he asked them to help him pronounce a word. "Perhaps," thought the teacher, "this is one reason why Richard at eleven years is still in the fourth grade, and cannot read very well." And maybe CTiis was yie reason he was so grateful for special attention from the teacher. He was not pestering her when he asked for help with a word. A parent, may help the older child with his reading without knowing the teacher's exact method. The best way to help is to be interested and willing to listen to him. We should not make the child feel he is a nuisance when he asks for help. This does not increase his interest in his school work. Oils and sugars used to make antifreeze mixtures for car radiators are likely to cause trouble, warns L. K. Arnold, chemical engineer at Iowa State College.' Our Want Ads Still Carry A Punch ! Ray Zweibohmer, who lives north of Luana on the Dr. Kcttel- kamp farm, came rushing into our office Monday to tell us to discontinue their want ad offering stock hogs for sale. He told us when the season opened they had forty Poland China boars to offer and Herald Want Ads had brought buyers for all of them. You can't beat 'em. folks. If you have something to sell, or wish to buy anything, try a Herald Want Ad. Others have found them to be profitable vehicles— and you will too, By the way, they're still looking for stock hogs. We have had a number of buyers come In to inquire if we had some listed this week. l&sidkiitf Willian H. Hein Writes Annual Interesting Letter Wc always look forward to getting our annual letter from William II. Hein. former Postville street commissioner now living with his family in Valparaiso. Ind. It isn't because Bill sends us his check to renew his subscription to the Herald so much as it is the very interesting contents, to-wit the one we got this week: "Dear BiU and Erwin—Am sending herewith money order for the Herald for another year and hope I haven't waited too long so I'll miss out on any issues. "We are all well here. We have a lot of people here In Valparaiso who are sick with the flu: Lloyd and his family have .had it, but they are now recovered. "We arc still working 48 hours per week, but don't know when the management will come with a change-over. We had a vote on whether to strike with the C. I. O. union as one part of the steel unions. The vote was 178 no, 73 yes. But now International union says 'You can't do that to us.' With a lot of wrangling for two hours it still stood 'you'll have to strike with us on January 14, 1046.' That is that. "The steel people may be within their rights, but it doesn't seem like a fair shake when the majority stands for wanting to stay on the job. Two factories have gone to a_40-hour week. One came to an agreement and the other went on strike November 14 with the intention of being back soon with the raise they wanted. The company drained their steam boilers and turned the key in the door. I knew a lot of those people cannot afford to go long without that income here. "Enough of that. Wc have 12 churches in this city: nine restaurants for eating purposes: ten beer joints; seven barber shops. There is a movement on foot to have a YMCA building erected in the near future and also a new Legion Hail. Both movements have a big contribution offer. They have an ice skating rink here for the youngsters; three supervised playgrounds are open in the summertime; but before I may be accused of bragging. I had better bring this to a close. With good wishes to all of our friends in the old home town for a happy New Year, I remain, W. H. Hein." John R. Mott to Use Air To Cross Atlantic Ocean Otlo Rasmusen of Orlando. Florida, sends us some interesting clippings concerning Or. John II. Mott. former Postville resident, now a world-famous churchman. Dr. Molt, as is known, makes his winter home in Orlando, and the following item appeared in one of the papers in that city and should be of interest to our readers: Orlando's world-prominent octogenarian. Dr. John R. Mott. is about to depart on his first air-crossing of the Atlantic ocean. Dr. Mott. famous for his long and valued services in religion and education in the capitals of the earth, has made more han 100 crossings in the past 55 years, but never before by plane. Flying is no new experience to him. for he has flown many thousands of miles in this hemisphere, but he is looking forward to this form of travel not without some misgivings. "I believe I owe much of my life and works to the ocean." he said yesterday at his home. 528 E. Washington st., as he outlined the plans he has for achieving, in the next two months, a mission which many a younger man would expect to do in as many years, The doctor has spent an average of 34 days a year over a long period of time it sea. where, he said, one has the opportunity for uninterrupted thinking and preparation for the tasks ahead. Dr. Mott will leave Orlando Saturday afternoon on the Champion for New York from where he will fly on Jan. 10 to England and a series of postwar European consultations relative to the work of the world council of ^lurches, the intvruational missionary council, the joint committee on the problems of younger churches and the world committee of the YMCA. He hopes to be back in the United States for important gatherings here, "not later than March IS." PLAN VOIR HOME LOCKERS TO FIT AVAILABLE SPACE White Settlers Migrated To Iowa For Its Minerals Mrs. Fred E. Haines of Chicago, a subscriber to the Herald, sends us the following interesting clipping concerning Iowa which was carried in the Chicago Tribune on December 28 under the heading, "This Day in History- December 28—Iowa Made a Suite." Mrs. Haines writes: "I found the closing paragraph quite interesting; also informative, since 1 had not known (or at least had not remembered) Dubuque's early connections or dealings with the Indians regarding the lead mines. The heading of the clipping may be a bit misleading, but I presume the day and month only are being identified as worthy of note in 'This Day In History,' for the year. 1946, is given in the article itself." Here is the clipping: On Dec. 28, 1846, President Polk signed the bill which admitted to the Union a state of which it can justly be said that the other 47 would be the poorer for its absence. The smiling commonwealth of Iowa, which has a larger proportion of land under cultivation than any other state and which annually sends to less richly endowed parts of the country great quantities of corn, oats, pork, and other products, became a state after a confused early history in which France, Spain, the United States, and various regional governments exercised jurisdiction over its territory. What is now Iowa was part of the vast midland area claimed by France as a result of her 17th century explorations. The territory was ceded to Spain in 1762, retroceded to France in 1800, and sold to the United States in 1803. Once under the American flag, Iowa became a part of the Louisiana district and was attached for a time to Indiana territory. Later it passed to the control of Missouri, Michigan, and Wisconsin territories in succession. Iowa terrlory was established in 1838, Curiously, the pastoral state whose very, name conjures up pictures of ripening fields and serene white farmhouses, attracted its first permanent white settler because of its mineral rather than its agricultural potentialities. In 1788 Julien Dubuque, a French trader, received permission from Fox Indian chiefs to work the lead mines near the future site of the city named for hlrn. Long cabinets often cannot be moved around c. Titers , ;' downstairs. So when planning your home freezer or locker be sure that it will lit into I the space and location you have : planned for it. 1 If the locker is to lie in the kitchen. , make sure it doe,- not interfere with ! the work routeing. j Remember. sufficient -pace must be left around the motor and compressor ! to permit c ;)i >nair circulation to | carry away motor heat. Check with the manufacturer be' fore you plan to place the locker in ; the basement. j Most basements tend to be damp, at i least during certain seasons. This j moisture may affect the exterior finish i or cause an added accumulation of frost on the cooling unit and around i the doors. Left To Write By Lou Gardner (Opinions expressed In this column are those of the writer and do not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper.) j With fewer cows being milked. Iowa ; probably has produced about 2 to 3 ; percent more milk in 1915 than in 1914. .dairymen at Iowa State College estimate. Dairymen should aim at high quality and efficient production for 1946. Iowa's first 4-H club was organized in Keokuk County in 1B04. The national emblem of 4-H clubs originated in Wright County whore clubs were first established by the county superintendent of schools in 1905. We Are Proud Of It. As we tear off the last calendar sheet for 1945 we (urn into the centennial year of this grand old state. Its history, progress, stability and potentialities move the pride of all citiflens who give them thought. Iowa is a much blessed region. Its rolling lands, abundant supplies of pure water and the richness of Its soil all have contributed to the gathering here of energetic people who tilled the ground, built factories, homes and business, and laid the most substantial foundation for living on earth—the foundation of honest work, worthy aspirations and firm character. Soil and the elements did not yield easily. Those who came before the railroads—on foot, by oxcart and prairie schooner—built rough homes from the forests. They stirred the soil with crude tools. 11 took patience, forbearance and labor to conquer the things which stood between them and success. They were a hardy lot. They did not waver. They had faith in the strong muscles of their backs. They had faith in their God, manifested in churches which they planted over the prairies. They hnd faith in education brought forth from school houses they built with their own hands, where teachers were paid from private funds to lay a sound foundation of citizenship. Doubts Arise. The history of the people of Iowa is the history of the state. The works which made Iowa were the works of individuals and leaders who developed as the building went on. As we now turn into a statehood of 100 years length there are stilt those among us whose minds go back more than half the length of that time. The changes are startling. Sometimes doubt may arise about the benefits of modern and easier living and the softer ways of working nut problems. Sometimes there may be doubt as to whether or not we are building more securely now than we did in the earlier days: or whether we are stronger because of some of ( the conveniences and the ease which have come to us. Know No Difference. , He the facts as they may, the doubts | only trouble a few for the very simple I reason that only a few know the dif| ferenee. The great bulk of our people , know no other conditions than those ! which surround them with couveuien- i ces, rapid travel and more abundant (living. The last decade or more has seen thousands come into the activities of our state and of our nation who have never known anything different than that government should assume more of the burden of supporting the people, more of caring for their families, and more of taking on responsibilities which were in early days the duty of the home and family. Yes, there have been great changes Make sure that ground which is limed gets an even coat, otherwise it may be necessary to go over all of it again to correct acidity on the spots missed by the first application. les, there have been great changes "can control of state affairs aCr in many of these things, but why spend Horace Boies, a Democrat, had sent too much time in lamentations which tw <> terms. Jackson was not a cird full on ears that do not understand. dal ° lo succeed himself. He volt The regrets hold little interest for '"rily became Iowa's second elccr O rpri>nni?n I One -term l?nvnrn<-»*« Good alfalfa hay or meal is an important part of the brood sow's ration in winter. It's one of the best sources of vitamins A and D, Alfalfa can be fed In racks or scattered on the frozen ground if there isn't too much 1 snow, Department of Agriculture workers in Ohio in 1944 obtained good results with the use ol DDT on sweet corn to control corn borers. On hilly land, corn planted on the contour greatly outylelded that planted up-and-down hill in 1845, Corn borers show considerable increase in 1945 over 1944. "LEFT TO WRITE" (By Lou Gardner) To Prevent Racketeering. The Hobbs anti-racketeering bill has again passed the House, this time without a single negative vote. It is aimed at all racketeering and seeks to prevent levying of tribute against trade or commerce by any group. A similar bill passed the House in 1943, but failed in the Senate. In the House debates of both 1943 and 1945, Representative John W. Gwynne of Iowa, took leadership. He says statements that the act Is an anti-labor bill are not true. Hp declares that "it would simply protect interstate commerce from robbery and extortion, no matter by whom these crimes were committed." That is sound logic; it is good law. Any cause which cannot stand on such grounds cannot long endure, A Modest Father, Senator George A.' Wilson is a modest father. Though modest to the degree of never trying to bask in the light of his sons' deeds, we have no doubt that there Is a bursting pride In his heart. Senator Bourke B. Hlck- enlooper of Iowa, recently put into the congressional record letters of citation for two of the Wilson boys. There were three in service. James, who volunteered early in the war, went in a private and came out a captain bearing a citation for flying a scouting plane at low altitude over the enemy lines in 42 missions. Another son, George, Juplor, came out of service a second lieutenant bearing a citation for driving his tank through a hall of bullets in the Hartz mountains to cover four men—who had been pinned down by enemy fire—while thoy moved to a position where thoy could defend themselves. ..n.v. untied 1UI those who have come to recognize other ways—ways which to them are better. We cannot stop the tide of human changes. We can only seek to play a part in them as they take ptace. Iowa today is not the state it was a century ago. None of us would have it just such a state. Iowa was a great region when it entered statehood. It is still a great region. It is destined to go marching on in its great place in a great nation. Those of us who make up its cititzenship may well have confidence that by our continued good judgment in the conduct of public affairs, and by our continued thrift and work, we shall make it worthy of the high place which it holds. From Whence It Comes. Representative Daniel A. Reed. Republican, of New York, put into few svords a definite truth about federal taxation when he said: "If wc keep on loaning billions of dollars to foreign nations at low rates of interest, we won't have any tax reduction for at least 25 years." This is a reminder that the money which Is being poured into other lands is not skimmed from surpluses. It is made up of hard-earned dollars taken from the weekly and monthly pay checks of workers who struggle between income and outgo to maintain American standards of living. Took Important Part. A broad revision of the G. I. Bill of Rights passed the House by a standing vote of 134 to 23, then was approved with a shout in the Senate, That re vision bears the mark ot Representative Paul Cunningham ot Iowa, in more ways than one. He ts a member of the committee which helped round the bill into shape for consideration; then was active »ln bringing about amendments and changes which broadened and liberalized It In many ways. The Iowa Representative has not done much shouting about his work otv that bill. We happen to know from other sources, some of them dlsclosd during a visit to Washington In June, that hia has been a real contribution toward getting fair, workable legislation for veterans. Drug Specials • VICK'S VAPORtlB— 75c Size 6gi! 35c Size S9e VICK'S VATRONAli— 50c Size 39c 30e Size 28c McKESSON'S ASPIRIN— Pure, Genuine 5 Gr. Tablets 2 bottles of 100 49c FARMERS' NEEDS— i GARNER'S FARM RECOKI) i So simple a school child can •' keep it. i So economical nil can afford it > So complete it meets all income •• tax laws. The Farm System built around the Income tax blank. PRICE ONLY $1.50 PER BOOK ! VETERINARY SUPPLIES— Your needs are sure to be filled from our stock of Dr. Roberts Lederle and Gtobc Products. Come in and meet your friends i in the pleasant surroundings of i our fountain and luncheonette, v • ALWAYS REMEMBER - "Your purchase free If wc fall to thank you." Brueckner Drug Store Single Terms Not Numerous. Single term governors in Iowa h not been numerous. They h.oe most cases been one-termers becaw they preferred not to run again IWvt P. Lowe, elected governor in mu the first Iowa elections in which Rt publicans took part, served one tvr. 1858-1860. He retired from the imrship voluntarily to become ,i m>r ber of the State Supreme Court. Governor Kirkwood, Iowa's Cu. War Governor, served a pan i> term. 1876-1877. He resigned to s«: the United States Senate. He was n a one-term governor. He had pnv otisly served two full terms, IMil-ls- Joshua G. Newbold took ovu * office on Kirkwood's resignation • was not a candidate to succeed hi:-:' self, and thus did not fall within is' circle of elected one-term goveriw. Frank D. Jackson was elected m*{- nor in 1894. He brought back tUy. lican control of state affairs afav one-term governor. Francis Drake was elected on Republican ticket to succeed Juel> v He served 1896-1898. He was nm<-. candidate for rcnomination or for - •; election. He retired voluntarily cause of ill health duo to n fall ^ *< sustained during his term of of - i; He was the state's third elected term governor. Albert B. Cummins was clecUrt' J three terms. He was the second 1 1 f governor to attain that disiinctio | voluntarily retired during his '."'4J term to become United States Sor 1 JK He was followed by Warren t" | who served out a part of the 1.108 term and did not become a candid'^ for election to the office. 8 Dan W. Turner was elected ('M ernor and served 1931-1933. Hi swept out of office in the landslide S 1932 and was again defeated in IW He was Iowa's fourth elected one 'i# governor. j| Nels G. Kraschel. one of only (MS Democrats to serve as govern r Iowa after the Republican pari* * organized, occupied the office 1" 1938, Ho was a candidate for election in 1938 and was defeated George A. Wilson, His defeat g Iowa il^ fifth elected one-term * ernor. Iowa's sixth and last one-term 8»' ernor was Bourke B. Hickenioop" He served 1942-1B44, He was no candidate for renornlnation or for election. He ran for United Sti Senator in 1944 and defeated Guy Gillette. Never Denied Be-Noirdnai' 011 ' Thus, as the record stands du" the one hundred years of our ttw history, wo have only had six el one-term governors. Four of retired by choice. Two—one a D crat and the other a Republican-*' retired by voters In general eiectfc The Republican party in Iowa, ^ it came Into being In the 1850'*. never denied re-nomination to 0Bt its elected governors. The votert Iowa have denied re-election too, one of the 21 Bepublicans who » been elected governor. The slap f ceptibn was Don, Turner who swept out by the political oven in 1032.

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