Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 23, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 23, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, P0STV1LLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, A veteran newspaperman, Edgar F. Mcdary. passed away suddenly at his home in Waukon Sunday. At one time he published the "Graphic" in Postville, the files of which newspaper are now being used for our fifty years ago items. Mcdary was of the old school of editors who spared no feelings in carrying in detail all local happenings no matter whom they affected and to •which were added editorial opinion that today would be considered in bad taste. At one time he was correspondent for a New York City daily- newspaper and covered many of the Indian wars in the Dakotas and other western states. A few weeks ago he came to Postville to pay us a visit and presented us with an old printers' cash book published and used by his father. Thos. C. Medary. veteran Allamakee county publisher. And only last week Mr. Medary sent us a packet of interesting pamphlets of prayers by world-famous men which he wanted us to read. We'll miss Ed and his frequent visits to our office. Many letters came to us during the war telling of the thoroughness with which our men in service read their Herald we sent to them. Even buddies of the local men. for want of reading matter, would read items of people and events they knew little or nothing about. However, we learn of a different case—of a lady in Iowa who is an interested reader of the Herald, although she knows few people in Postville. She is Mrs. Anna Crane of Holstein, mother of Mrs. Ivan Blackmer. the latter making her home here while her husband was coach in the Postville schools and who has since been a sub- Final War Bond Report Shows County Near Top The final report on the Eighth War Loan Drive, recently concluded, shows this district, comprising the counties of Allamakee. Clavton. Fayette and Winneshiek, ranks high among the districts of the state—in second place, according to W. A. Kneelnnd. of Postville, chairman for this district. After leading throughout the drive on the final day we dropped into the No. 2 spot with a percentage of 158.62. as compared to 158.84 r t- for Robertson's district which includes Polk county. To show how close this district came to getting the lead, Mr. Kneeland says it would have needed only $3,600 more in E bond sales in all four counties to have reached the top place. The order in which our four counties finished in the drive was. Clayton 162.16 r ;- of her quota; Fayette 162.07'", ; Allamakee 158.09';. and Winneshiek 150.79',. an exceptionally fine record for all the counties in this part of lown. er is Miss Gcraldinc Kirkeby. the sales amounted to $169.25. Each of these schools was presented with a flag, the army identification insignia used by airmen when they landed in territory which might be friendly. Work of Selling Done. The Allamakee County War Finance organization has now practically completed its work. The organization has remained nearly intact throughout the four years of the war period, and it is to their credit that the tine records made have been achieved through an SCHOOL NEWS. Postville School Gets Award. Postville public schools won first place in the contest for the sale of the most bonds and stamps during the recent drive, while Franklin No. 0 won first place among the rural schools. In Postville sales amounted to $1362.55. while in the Franklin school, which . has only seven pupils and whose teacn^T 1 ^ score cha "fi ed back and fortn (Continued from Page One) In the dramatic division, the top honor went to Margret Buddcnberg with "Chime of Medina"; second place to "Revenge Has Spoken," Riven by Rosella Opsand, and third place to Vivian Osmundson with "Murder of Lidice." In the humorous division. Rose Marie Meyer won first place with her interpretation of "Arsenic and Old Lace;" Jean Douglass received second rating with "Gertrude the Governess." and JoAnn Haltmcyer received third place with "Ma's Monday Morning." They will continue their competition in contests when the Tri-City meet is held February 11 among Decorah. West Union and Postville schools. County Cage Tourney. The high school and junior high basketball teams will compete in the Allamakee county tournament to be held in Waukon starting next Monday. Schedule of first round games will be found in an advertisement on another page of today's Herald. - x x . Pirates Lose at Manchester. In" a see-saw battle on a slippery floor, the Pirates, paced by Cloy Schultz, met defeat at the hands of a tall^Manchcster quintet there Friday night Attention—Movie Fans, And Occasional Goers ! between the two teams with Mnnches ter ahead at the half 14 to 10. Postville led in the last half up to the last two minutes when Manchester sank two long shots to take the game. The second team won 26 to 21. The Pirates led all the way with a score of 6 to 5 at the half. Leo Chrtstoffcrson tallied nine points. Since time permits only one game with Waukon the night of the activities banquet, Postville and Waukon junior high and second teams will battle here on Friday, January 25, the first game starting at 7:30. Admission prices will be reduced to 10 cents for grades. 20 cents for high school and 30 cents for adults. Commercial News. A new text, entitled. "Shorthand Coming to the Iris Theatre, Thursday. Friday. Saturday, January 24. 25, 26. is the new Betty Grable technicolor musical show, entitled, "The Dolly Sisters." Competant movie critics such as Walter Winchell. Luella Parsons, Jfmmie Fidler and Hcdda Hopper, claim this to be the outstanding film of Betty Grable's entire career. Produced by the company that gave us State Fair" it is doing business comparable lo that fine film. Beauty is the keynote, with beautiful music, beautiful girls and beautiful settings, tnd the story is (he life of the world famous musical comedy stars, "The "Dolly Sisters." Also at the Iris Sunday. Monday and Tuesday, three big nights is "Anchors Aweigh," with Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson. Jose lturbi. Rags Ragland and many others. Filmed in beautiful technicolor, this too is one of the real "Big" musical shows. Produced by the company that recently gave you "Thrill Of A Romance." One hundred and forty minutes of great (and I mean great! entertainment; so very good that you will no doubt consider this the lasf word in a musical film. Owing to the length of "Anchors Aweigh," all night shows will begin at 7:00 and 9:30. It is regrettable that two fine films as "The Dolly Sisters" and "Anchors Aweigh" must come so close together. However, there is still a shortage of prints and we are compelled to take the films when the opportunity comes or wait for a month for another open date. Who would miss "State Fair" or "Going My Way" just because they happened to be on successive engagements? I dare say. no one. And no one liking great technicolor musicals will even think of missing these shows. Sincerely. L. E. PALMER. Left To Write Uv Lou Gardner (Opinions expressed In this cotumt are those of the writer and do noi necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper.) Govrrnor Outlines Course. Governor Robert D. Blue has outlined n state organization to help solve the housing situation that should get to the very roots of the local problem in every community in the state. In n conference with the state veterans' service committee, (he Governor laid down a nine-point program for such an organization. He struck sharply at one of the basic factors in the housing shortage when he declared that we arc not short of finances, but are short of labor and materials. !earnest and sincere desire to be help- scriber to our paper. Mrs. Crane ; ful during the bitter struggle, reads every lino of every item in (he j The plan adopted at the inception of Herald. She knows the names and re-! the organization was to sell the pro- lationships of many people here ; gram to the people •>( he county. The , through this reading. And when con-j result has been that quotas set by the ! Transcription Studies." is being used versations in the family circle concern ] state were attained. And now that the i semester in the advanced short- local people. Mrs. Crane is able to i war is over, a survev shows the wis- I h;,lld cl;lss - It is a new type book that join in with connecting events she has | dom of this early planning. While!' 8 designed for a final course that learned by her reading of the Herald, [several hundred people took part in I will develop job competence for sten- • • • * • (this work, there was little friction, jographers. We have often heard it said that [nor were there the ill after-effects re-i "Work Experience" is the title of even those who work with electricity : maining as was the case at the close [ ' ho subject matter offered in the ad- are unable to explain fully "what'of World War 1. The intent was to' vanced typing course this semester, makes it tick." But that doesn't need j keep the war bond buying as close j Tho materials of this part are designed to be too perplexing to us to com-1 to a voluntary basis and still to make j 1° ncl »> students to reduce the number nrehend its efficiency or functioning. I it fair to all concerned, and the result'"' -* ob adjustments they will have to has been most agreeable to all. |make when they go into an office as a Five Generations Now In Ludlow Lady's Family Take, for instance, the radio and telegraphy. This is the way to colored people went about solving the mysteries about these conveniences: Rastus-. 'Sambo. Ah'd lak yo'-all to expatiate on de way de radio works. Ah cain't understand dat yet." Sambo: "Dat's easy. Rastus. Take de telegraphy. Ef dey was a dog big enough so his head could be in Washington an his tail in Chicago, den ef you' was to tromp on his tail in Chicago, he'd bark in Washington." Rastus: "Ah understands dat, but what's dat got to do wiff radio?" Sambo: "It's jest' presac'ly de same. Rastus, wid de exception dat de dog am imaginary." * * • • • Human nature and the bahavior of people are hard to fathom. The crowds that milled about the streets during the Saturday night drama in Postville, through four hours while the climax was awaited, were quiet and intently watchful for every detail of the siege on the building where the wanted man was hidden. However, once the climax came, the crowd became almost un- controlable. Some morbidly curious to get a glimpse at the bodies of the dead men as they were carried from the building, hampered the work of the officers who time and again threatened id use tear gas to disperse the throngs. Throughout all of Sunday hundreds of people assembled at the scene to discuss the previous night's affair, and although requested not to enter the building, many disregarded these orders "just to get a peek inside." Yes, people ARE funny. * * * * • We oftentimes take things too much for granted, when a little more thought or attention to ultimate results might prove safest. Take the following illustration, for example: Two farmers met on the road and pulled up. "Si, I've got a mule with distemper. What'd you give that one of yours •when he had it?" "Turpentine. Giddap!" A week later they met again. "Say, Si, I gave my mule turpentine and it killed him." "Killed mine, too. Giddap." A reminder that this is election year comes to us in the form of announcements from candidates who seek public office, either for state or for congressional districts. A sizeable bunch of letters with these announcements rest on our desk at the moment. The current year will see four regular elections in Postville; in March the elections for town and school officials, in June the primary, and in November the general election for congressional, state, county and township officials. * * * * # Sumner fans and players expected a rather tough game with West Union on the local floor Friday night after the Golden Bombers had taken the kinks out of Postville. Now here's one tor you to figure out; Postville beat Sumner, Sumner beat West Union (twice) and West Union beat Postville. That's how unpredictable basketball is, says the Sumner Gazette. Lutheran Welfare Group Meets at Decorah Feb. 18 The first annual meeting and banquet of the Decorah branch of the Lutheran Welfare Society of Iowa will be held on Monday evening, February 18, at 6:30, in the C. K. Preus Gymnasium of Luther College, Decorah. At this meeting reports will be made of the financial status of the organization and the work done so far. The speaker of the evening will be Jay L. Roney. executive secretary of the Lutheran Welfare Society of Minnesota. Representatives from the Iowa state office will also be present to speak. Music will be provided by the music department of Luther College. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased from local pastors or the Lutheran Welfare office, Decorah. The Decorah office has just been recently opened. The new branch secretary and case worker is Miss Olga M. Mattes of Dubuque. The territory served by this office includes Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek counties. The work of the organization includes placing orphaned or unwanted children in foster homes, giving aid to unmarried mothers, and providing chaplain services to state institutions. President of the group is Rev. F. R. Ludwig of Postville. War Veteran May File For Unemployment Pay Unemployment veterans are eligible for readjustment (unemployed) allowances of $20.00 a week for each week of total unemployment. Self-employed veterans whose net earnings in a calendar month do not exceed $100.00 are also eligible for payments. Claims for such allowances may be filed by residents of Allamakee county at the United States employment service office located in the court house at Waukon Monday of each week between the hours of 8:00 a. m. and 5:00 p. m. Unemployed veterans will be required to register for work, must be able to work, and be willing to accept suitable work. It is important that you have your discharge on your initial visit to the employment office. County Treasurer Urges Buying of Auto Licenses Leon Henderson, County Treasurer, urges car owners to purchase their auto licenses before February 1, as after that date there will be a penalty of $1 for each month if the lee does not exceed $20. For the year 1945 there were 3,399 auto licenses issued at the office of the county treasurer and up to the last week there have been approximately 2225, which is about 300 less than were Issued during the same period a year ago. part-time cooperative worker or as a full-time employee. Hot Lunch Menus. To help the mothers of the Postville public school children plan proper meals for their children, the hot lunch menus served at school will be published weekly. Due to scarcity of some foods, it may be necessary to make a few changes before the meal is served. Every day a child should eat at least three cups of milk, two servings of vegetables, two servings of fruit, one serving of meat, two servings of cereal, including bread, one tablespoon of butter and should have three to four eggs a week. It is hoped that the parents will supplement the noon meal by serving breakfast and suppers which give the boys and girls these minimum food requirements. The first week's menus are: Monday—Frankfurter biscuits with creamed peas and carrots, butter sandwiches, apples and milk. Tuesday — Spanish rice, buttered peas, butter sandwiches and milk. Wednesday—Split pea roast, stewed tomatoes, butter sandwiches and rrfilk. Thursday—Cabbage and carrot salad, meat balls, butter sandwiches, raisin spice cake and milk. Friday—Macaroni and cheese, lettuce sandwiches, apples and milk. Typists Receive Awards. Several students in the advanced typing class earned new certificates for proficiency in typing recently. Those who earned competent typist certificates in the December test are Marjorie Olson, Shirley McNally and Bernice Bachelder. To merit one of these certificates the student must typo for ten minutes with a net rate of at least 40 words per minute and with five errors or less. The Gregg Writer speed tests were given last week for the first time this year. To qualify for one of these certificates it is necessary to type for fifteen minutes with seven errors or less, on unfamiliar material at the rate of 25 words a minute or more. Those who qualified and their rates were Jean Douglass, 50; Rosella Opsand, 46; Marion Hammond, 46; Bette Gunderson, 44; Ramona Meyer. 44; Virginia Peckham, 44; Floyd Schultz, 41; Vivian Osmundson, 40; Shirley McNally, 40; Marjorie Barels, 39; Corrine Rypestol, 36; Bernice Bachelder, 35. High School Party. The Senior Class of '47 sponsored a "backwards" party in the old gym last Wednesday night. Some of the queer things about the party were that everyone had to wear at least one main article of clothing backwards, or pay double admission. The girls asked the boys, people said "goodbye" when they came, and "hello" when they went. The gym was beautifully decorated, with the dancing to Boyd Turner's records, A crowd was always around the kitchen door, for that's where tho hot dogs and cokes were served, Junior High News, The eighth grade has civics as a new subject the second semester; the Four generations are not uncommon but Mrs. Fred Pebiier of Ludlow, sister of Mrs. Lena Behrens of this city, can boast of live generations since last week when a great-great-granddaughter became a member of her family. The event occurred when a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kissman. Mrs. Debncr will be !)0 years old January 29 and this winter is living with her daughter, Mrs. Jerry Hucnc- man. in Waukon. The grandparents of the new arrival are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Klocke of Ludlow township and Mr. aud Mrs. Charles Rissman of Church. Mr. and Mrs. John Nagcl of Lvidlow are the girl's great-grandparents. The Real Cause.. Great stress is being laid in many quarters on financing, plans, and multiple building projects. These all go with the problem of building under normal conditions, but we are not trying to solve a problem of normal proportions. We are trying to provide houses without materials with which to build them. Money, contracts, blueprints and organized moves cannot get far until mills and factories which turn out the lumber and materials get into production and supply the market. Governor Blue in his nine-point program, evidently had this in mind. He outlined organized work which will reach into the smaller communities, as well as into the cities of the state, and help in doing things which may ease the situation. | REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS MADE 111' LOCAL PEOPLE j According to the records in the jCounty Recorder's office in Waukon, | the following real estate transfers of [local property were made recently: j Willis W. Ewing and wife, Helen, to I Charles W. Ewing and wife. Ruby, 120 ' teres. The same was then transferred back to the first-named as joint tenants. Louise G. McEwen et al to John A. Schroerier, the south 100 feet of Lot 3, Block 11, in Lawlcr's Addition to Postville. for $6,000. This property is occupied by Hoth Bros, hardware store. The Governor's Outline. The Governor proposes that local committees keep a check on available materials, use pressure to release federal held lumber and oppose shipment of lumber overseas. Also check garages, barns and older buildings which can be converted into dwellings Under his proposal, local branches of the committee will check homes where housing may be shared, sponsor housing associations to purchase federal housing units and promote the remodeling of large homes into smaller units. The Governor's proposal also proposes that a state-wide committee compile and give out information about temporary housing units, help develop ] low cost housing, and assist in channeling both labor and material to housing needs ahead of other building projects. The strength of the Governor's plan is in the broad aspect of local organization. Widespread local committees can be of great assistance to their communities, In relieving housing shortages in their localities, they will at the same time relieve housing pressure in larger cities. The State Committee. The Governor's committee appointed to form a statewide organization is as follows: Brig. General Charles H. Grant. Alex Miller, past state commander of the V. F. W.. Ralph Stuart. Commander of the Ameri- low, OKIIII CAMP FIRE GIRLS MEET AT SCHROEDER HOME The Okihi Camp Fire girls met last Thursday at the home of Patsy Schroeder. A business meeting was held. After the meeting, a circle game was played by the girls and a lunch was served by Patsy and Mrs. Schroeder. The next meeting will be held next Thursday in the science room at^tho school house. can Legion. Claude Stanley, of the State Employment Security Commission, Charles Harness, State Labor | Commissioner. R. J. Laird, Adjutant ' of the American Legion, and G. A. Bingham, Assistant Manager of Veterans' Administration of Des Moines. seventh grade has Iowa history. Leonard Tietz, Ronald Gunderson, Murtis Sander and Joan Christoffevson have neither been absent nor tardy the first semester. Jane Weaver, a freshman, moved to Mason City. We have been given state tests during the last week. High ranking students in reading were John White, Mildred Foley, Lorna Luhman, Dixie Cook, Herbert Mork and Dorothy Althouse; in work study, Virgil Martins, Lorna Luhman, Mildred Foley, Dixie Cook, Dick Searls, Marlene Schupbach; in arithmetic, Virgil Martins, John White, Mildred Foley, Dick Searls, Dixie Cook and Joyce Gregg. Blxth Grade News. The Iowa Every Pupit tests were given last Wednesday and Thursday. Two sixth graders had birthdays this week and gave the class treats. They were Jean Gordon and Nell Rima. In the new science books the class is studying about mammals, reptiles, birds and insects and their food habits. The ancient Egyptian way of life has been interesting in history class. Fourth Grade News. In language the fourth grade has started the unit on telephoning in their books. They have been learning haw to use a telephone to get help, finding telephone numbers and how to use a telephone directory. They have dramatized calls over a toy telephone. Nancy Roberts brought several cactus plants for the room. The pupils have started their science for this semester which takes the place of health. It is called "The Wonder- world of Science." Some of the things covered are: animals and plant communities, plants and animals of the past, electricity, light, the moon, seeds and flowers and the balance of nature. Candidates Announce. B. M. Richardson of Linn County, is a candidate for re-nomination and reelection to a four-year term on the Iowa Commerce Commission of which he is now a member. Mr. Richardson has had a lot of experience in state supervision and control of transportation facilities. He served two terms as a member of the old Railroad Commission, back in the '20s. After that Commission was broadened and its name changed to "Commerce Commission," he was elected as a member in 1938 and again in 1942. The work of the Commission is very important. Its hearings are frequent. Us decisions affect the general welfare of commerce and business of all of the communities of the state. Such decisions, applying to rates and transportation, also affect the living standards and convenience of all citizens. Mr. Richardson has demonstrated by actual test as a member that he is both qualified and able. Eurl Miller of Des Moines, has announced that he will oppose Wayne M. Ropes as Secretary of State. Mr. Ropes is now serving his second term in the office and has previously announced his candidacy. Mr. Miller was elected Secretary of State in the sweep of 1938 when Republicans regained the principal offices. He served two terms in that office—1938-43. In 1942 he was a candidate for governor and was defeated in the primaries by Bourke B. Hlckenlooper, now in the United States Senate. Miller is a native of Warren County and has been a resident of Dos Moines since 1898, Attorney General, Attorney General John Rankin has announced that he will seek renomina- tlon and re-election. There have been few periods in tho history of the state when more important opinions and legal activities have fallen within the duty of the office of attorney general, than during the terms of Judge Rankin, A previous legislator and former judge ol tho district court, he possesses an orderly, constructive mind. He has assembled for the state a well-stafted and competent force to handle Its legal business. He and his staff have given Bataan Hero U Legion National Vice-Commander okia,, Ot ChlckMln, §L SO-year-old World Wat B & veteran and hero ot the BIUM death march, (a rational vlce-co* j? manrter ot The American LeriM ?v (or 1945-46. Ilia area Includes nl« £ Midwestern populous statci witt *, 3,223 Legion poata. The ltatei v* *'T \ Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, SUnonrt, 1 Nebraska, North Dakota, Okias*. . ma. South Dakota and Win -onils,' m s!ra fine co-operation with all state fedoi,' and local officials. Judge R inkin >,"' ible, He is honest. He has a go* 1 ' : record on which to campaign t*' Another candidate for attouio) gn' ; eral has made an announcement. ft ?K is I.. W. Laughlin. n Mt. Ayr attorn F?' Me made known his intentions by ask ing the secretary of state for wi^-; nation blanks. Attorney Laughlin n t ',' born in 1868. 'He attended Duke IV"; versity 1898-99. During recmt joa > he has been prominent in represretti:;'. legal moves to overthrow i tilings Mrs. Geratdine PcfT of Polk ccumtv.i:i>- (he county commissioners of ivn*i •' Secretary Linn Announces. . Secretary of Agriculture liarrv has announced that he will M .m nomination in the June Ri imblia primaries. He has served two tore following three years in the 'iffiwr assistant secretary. He is entlun o in his work and has fully achieved s- aim which he sets down in his i: nouncemcnt asking for contu:u;:r,«: the office. That aim he declares s: "continue to'administer the duces tho oiTii-c with fairness ;md c- creiion. promote and advamv the r terests of agriculture and maintain present policy of co-opcrau 'in w agriculture, business and coiisurx. - / alike." That is a broad platform: service. He has been successful :building and maintaining it in his;, ficial work. By his decision to r.-. again the people of Iowa have the," portunity to retain the scnm> il» official who has received sulM' offers of positions in private fiei. from those who recognize his abi? ' and his energy. His recoru is % His outlook for Iowa agriculture business is sound. fi i d si B o n ir P it w ai ta to tv G to at Pt d< Pf M Stop Lumber Shipments I; Congressman Henry O Til'e ' , $ Iown's Second District, calls far r > tion to relieve lumber short u;e:> \- 1 would shut off shipments tint •>i*<]v_ * ing abroad while Americans ^-i^'^JS get building materials and arc h^Vjj out of homes. Talle has itiiioducf^ ^ ^ House bill making it unlawful toW^-«.*g port logs, lumber, plywood or t, l^jS fabricated or semi-fabricau d lur^^'S product used in building con-tiucli'sN; ? | The Talle bill not only prohibits ,»| exports, but "also provides a line gj^'j f imprisonment for violation ol the t ^ ^ visions banning exports. |',v j Et 8 SHOES FOR NORWAY, g" J The V. F. W. Post of Inriepeiid9|^k(jj treasures a letter of appreciation ' r ti/''V') the Norwegian Clothing Drive at Minneapolis Over 700 pairs r" d ' shoes were rounded up by the Vj and shipped to the Norwegians. i I. Thought Qems "ONWARD IMPULSES.' Business is never so healls) Jj when, like a chicken, it must do »«| tain amount of scratching for w^i gets.—Henry Ford. » • « « • The world owes all Its onward* pulses to men ill at ease. The M» man inevitably confines himself' In ancient limits. — Nathaniel 1 thorne. Adversity is sometimes hnrd »1 man; but for one man who can 1 prosperity, there are a hundred will stand adversity.—Carlyle. • ••» * • • The real test Jn golf and in _ not in keeping out of the roujM in getting out after wo arc in-— ""j John H. Moore. • •.*»* Mortals move onward toward* I or evil as time glides on. W i*" are not progressive, past failure^ bo repeated until all wrong »" effaced or rectified. — M»ry Eddy, Wo may bo personally defest ^j our principles never.—William Garrison. .

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