Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 30, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA. When the Waukon basketball team played hero at the activities program Thursday night, the similarity of the two coaches' names struck us as being unusual. Postville's coach is Stanley Kvam and his team is known in the conference as the Kvammen. Waukon's coach is named Kvammen, A coincidence of coaches' names at these two schools a few years back also caused confusion among those not too well acquainted with the men. Blackmor coached in PostviUe: Black was at Waukon. Black left there and was succeeded by Blackmer. who in turn was followed in PostviUe by Blackman. If you're confused, so were many others. * * » « • Even since Damon and Pythias popularized the "sticking together" qualities among men. these virtues have been known to pay dividends. They tell the following on a local man: He had been out on a little party and stayed a little longer than his wife thought was a reasonable hour. She phoned to six of his closest friends, asking whether they had seen her husband. All six answered he was spending the night at their homes, because they weren't feeling well. » * * • • Paul Lindemeyer of the Strawberry Point Press-Journal has this to say concerning the turmoil in the labor-industry controversy: "The country is.being tied in an economic knot by strikes for lack of some kind of machinery to prevent them by settling labor disputes before they reach the, strike stage. The loss to the strikers in wages, the loss to the companies involved in goods not produced and sold and the loss to every American cannot be measured. Doubtless it is running into billions of dollars _ at a time when the country sorely I needs production to meet its staggering | debt load. I "President Truman blames Congress ; for failure t.< pass his fact-rinding leg- i islation. but Congress blames the i President, saying that his war-time powers are still in effect. "With more of our population nonunion than union it is hard to understand why so many of our men in j public life seem to fear the unions. • The reason probably stems from the j fact that the union men are organized to the hilt while the rest of us sit back and do nothing, although we are being hurt by strikes, and in the end will pay the bill for them which ever way the disputes are settled. "It is time something is being done to make unions responsible for their acts. Compulsory arbitration with a cooling off period is the remedy.'' * * « * * We've heard and read so much about nylon hose, how scarce they were and how much the women look forward to the time they will again be available, that it interested us to read in Luhman & Huebner's advertising copy for this week's Herald that they will soon have these attention propellers in stock. Personally, the lower extremities of the opposite sex are just as fascinating to us in cottons or the nude. . . . but we hope all the ladies who have been wanting nylons will get a pair next week. ***** "Butter Lines Form Across Nation as Trade Awaits Federal Action." So read a press release we received last week from a dairy association, but at the time we opined it was just so much propaganda. Then Sunday when we were over in Green and Dane counties, Wisconsin, who claim to be the heaviest dairy products producing areas in the world, we learned the folks were being doled out butter in quarter- pound hunks at the retail stores. Now, a quarter-pound is about the amount we like for a meal, so rather than rob the folks in the "richest dairy section" of their butter, we slapped a healthy slab of cheese on our bread and the lubrication substitute worked out very well. Old King Oleo is getting a big boost in popularity through the mess being made of the butter marketing conditions. • * * • * Bill Kugel brought in a Japanese air raid siren Tuesday afternoon that Mrs. Donald Kugel's brother, Reuben Kammerer, of Froelich, recently discharged from the army, brought home as a souvenir from Japan. Bill says they tested the siren for sound out at Donald's farm the other day and all the livestock on the place ran for cbver, which led Reuben to remark the animals were smarter than a lot of Japs who failed to heed the warnings and got in the way of a lot of Yankee bombs dropped from B-20's and other planes over Japan. • * * * » You shouldn't have much trouble with the following puzzle that stumped a group of people at a recent party: Once upon a time there was a gypsy who made his living trading horses. After years of traveling and trading, the gypsy somehow managed to amass a fortune of ninety dollars. Eager to increase his monetary possession, the gypsy, on seeing a heautiful stallion, invested, his entire fortune of $90 in the horse. Shortly afterwards, he sold the horse for $100, and later bought it back for $80. How much did the gypsy make on the three-way transaction? (Don't look now—but In case you want the right answer, we have It over at the bottom of the last column on this page.) Board Headed by Mott To Render Agrarian Aid The many and varied activities in which Dr. John R. Mott, former Post­ viUe man. is engaged, are well known to most of our readers. The following item, appearing in "The Church Chimes," a weekly periodical of the First Presbyterian Church of Chicago, organized in old Fort Dearborn in 1833 and said to be the oldest church organization in Chicago, throws light on another of Dr. Mott's efforts to advance the welfare of people in all lands: "John R. Mott. chairman of the board of directors of Agricultural Missions, announced recently that the board had voted to proceed with a $250,000 campaign for funds to send additional agricultural experts to mission fields abroad in order to improve farming methods and the economic status of the people in the postwar reconstruction period. John R. Reisncr, formerly dean of the college of agriculture and forestry at the University of Nanking, who has served as executive secretary of Agricultural Missions since its establishment 15 years ago, reported that insistent demands have reached the New York office since V-J Day from all quarters of the globe seeking assistance in rehabilitating village and rural life through-trained leadership in agriculture, supplied through the mission programs of 24 American denominations. Emphasis will be placed upon giving specialized training in the United States to missionaries leaving for overseas duty, strengthening educational institutions in other lands to train native agricultural specialists and leaders, promoting an understanding of rural problems overseas on the part of the foreign mission agencies, and presenting Christian ideals as a means of enriching the lives of rural folk." Name Virginia Letchford Case Worker in County Miss Virginia. Letchford of Waukon has been named case worker for Allamakee county lor the Iowa Society for Crippled Children and Disabled who from now until Easter will conduct a campaign of Easter seal sales. Receipts from the sale of these seals will be used to finance the work of the society among crippled children and disabled persons in the county. Mrs. John Van dor Linden of Ames, legislative chairman of the society, was in the county last week working toward perfecting the county organization, Miss Letchford says. Additional information will be forthcoming shortly concerning the seal sale. CPORTS *^ OUT OF V ADAM'S HAT KERN, CARNEGIE .TECH. COACH, HANOED HIS FORMER MENTOR, JOCK I SUTHERLAND HIS FIRST V DEFEAT IN 2 YEARS IN" 1938- IT WWS CARNEGIE'S FIRST win OVER PITT IN SO YEARS/^ ALONZO TAGG CHICAGO HEAO i COACH FOR 4i YEARS, . WAS FORCED TO RE- i TIRE AT 70 -BUT WW£A/ ^ He WAS 76 HB erne BAST WITH HIS COLLEGE OF THE PACIFIC TEAM AND 0£*T CHICAGO ZZ'Of Left To Write By Lou Gardner WEDNESDAY. JANUARY so, lj (Opinions expressed in this column are those of the writer and do not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper.) Use of Electricity Will Ease the Work on Farm A flood of electrical appliances designed to make farm life more pleasant and easy is in prospect for the postwar market. Harold Beaty, extension agricultural engineer at Iowa State College, says it will take time for the new equipment to reach the market, and some items won't meet the needs of farm people or stand up under the service required on the farm. So careful shopping is in order. Beaty lists a few of the things expected on the market in the future. One of the home appliances is a clothes drier similar to a washing machine. A perforated basket filled with damp clothes rotates slowly while a fan circulates heated air through the drier, doing away with clothes-hanging in sub-zero weather. Combination Washer. Then, there's a combination washing machine, dish washer, potato peeler, home churn and ice cream freezer. Each task is accomplished by a change of attachments, using the same motor. In line with this is the promise of a new dish washer and drier. You have only to allow the dishes to remain in the washer suds for five minutes, rinse them twice and then let them dry. A new type immersion water heater is coming, too. It's a 1,500-watt heater unit operated on 120 volts. It is expected to sell for about $14. Home freezer units have,been widely publicized but, Beaty states, should be considered carefully. Since Iowa has more central locker plants than any state in the union, it may be more economical for the farmer to continue to use the central locker plant storage space. On the other hand, the convenience ot a supply of frozen foods at home and greater utilization of garden products must be considered. During the war, a small furnace was perfected to heat bombers. This type of furnace could easily be placed in a closet and warm air piped throughout the home. New Milker. For the dairyman, there will be a self-contained milker, having its own pulsator, pail and motor. It will be ready to plug into the nearest outlet, j There also is a new type of electric tank heater selling for about $20. It can be plugged into a 110-volt outlet. The heater itself .floats about on the top of the water tank, keeping a hole open for the stock to drink, through. Two common causes of pig losses are chilling and crushing, but they are about the easiest causes to correct.' The answer is guard rails and artificial heat during cold weather. Washington Attracted Notable Chautauquans Featuring the "matchess orator," William Jennings Bryan himself, the first Chautauqua held in Washington opened its eleven-day program on June 30, 1903. The scene of this widely heralded event was beautiful Townsley Park on the Sigourney road on the outskirts of Washington. There seventy-two tents had been set up on a site laid out with streets, tennis and croquet courts, and a children's play- round. The story of the Washington Chautauqua is told by Dr. Melvin Gingerich in the December issue of "The Palimpsest." Season tickets for the "Ten Days' Feast" cast only $1.50 and $2.00. A party of six could stay in u family tent during the Chautauqua season for $43.30, including meals and season tickets. A total of 1783 single admissions, in addition to the season tickets, were sold for "Bryan Day," but the "big" day was July -1th when 370'i ingle admissions were sold to hear General John C. Black speak on 'American Imperialism." Richard P. Hobson drew 1905 single ticket purchasers. S. D. Gordon did such splendid work with the Bible lessons that an editor urged he be brought back and given a better hour. Jane Adciams was one ot the six women featured on the program. • The lecturers who appeared in subsequent years provide a cross-section of the nation's most eminent speakers. Evangelists such as Samuel P. Jones, Billy Sunday, and Gypsy Smith vie with such great pulpit orators as Bishop Hughes, Charles R. Brown. S. Parkes Cadman, and Newell Dwight Hillis. Among the great political figures were Champ Clark, Robert LaFollette, Benj. R. (Pitchfork) Tillman, James E. Watson, and Senator Thos. P. Gore. Carrie Nation, Judge Marcus Kavanagh, Edward A. Steiner, Ruth Bryan Owen, and Lorado Taft lent variety to the programs. Much ot the success of the Washington Chautauqua was attributed to Alex R. Miller, editor of the Democrat, and himself an experienced Chautauqua lecturer. Hardy Fruit Varieties Are Usually Best Buys In the winter a good dairyman will give his cows a ration that comes close to equalling the feed the cows get during the spring months. Corn silage does a fairly good job of taking the place of pasture. * * • * • The longer a herd has been in a dairy herd improvement association on test, the higher its production of butterfat. This is shown in a study of records of herds in the Iowa dairy herd improvement associations. ***** If you are using lights on hens, be sure you turn them on the same time each day. Regularity pays. ***** Now is the time to get the major machinery repair jobs done, before the big spring rush begins. fWHJER SQUADRON mrjm vom & JAP FLAM t IN mimrJf? Templing pictures in that gaily colored nursery catalog may bring visions of equally tempting fruit on the table. But it's best to check the varieties which look .-•> appealing for local adaptability before you order. Harry Nichols. Iowa State College horticulturist. says iwmv varieties are not hardy enough to withstand Iowa J winters. Sonic varieties arc fairly j hardy in southern Iowa but would winter-kill if planted in northern Iowa. So it's best to check. You may have a neighbor who has grown fruit for a long tune and can tell you what is best to plant. Or your county extension director cm advise yon. Perhaps you want to stick to old standard varieties that have stood the test of time. Or maybe you 'd like to try some of the newer varieties thai i appear to he hardy enough for Iowa. | Hove are a few suggestions from \ Nichols: Apple. Plum Varieties. Apples—Jonathan. Delicious, Golden Delicious and Grimes' should be planted only in the southern half of the state and some places in northeastern Iowa. The Duchess and Yellow Transparent are the two leading summer apples. Wealthy is the leading fall variety. Hawkeye Greening. Sharon, Fametise or Snow and Cortland are winter varieties generally planted. Plums—The new Minnesota varieties are being planted more than any othor. In this group are Underwood, Monitor, Ember and Pipestone. These need a pollinator such as Kaga or Terry planted with them. Other varieties quite commonly grown are Waneta, Kahinta, Sapa, Opata and Hanska. These are all known as the Hansen hybrids. In southern Iowa some of the European type plums should be planted. These include Lombard, Green Gage, Damson and the Stanley plums. Fears and Cherries. Pears—Kiefter is the easiest to grow in Iowa but is the poorest variety. The Bartlett, Lincoln and Sekcl also are grown in southern Iowa. In northern Iowa only hardy pears should be tried. These include the Parker and Patten. Cherries—There are three standard varieties for Iowa. And none of thern should be planted in the fiat country ot northern Iowa because the trees are too short-lived. The varieties are Early Richmond (early), Montmorency (midscason) and the English Morello flatc). The first two are green-juiced. TOP-WORK APPLE TREES FOR HARDIER VARIETIES Many of Iowa's best apple varieties such as Jonathan, Delicious, Golden Delicious and Grimes are not hardy in the northern part of the state and often are short-lived even in central and southern Iowa. A method used by many growers to grow these morp safely farther north is to top-work them on hardy tree bases such as the Hibernal or Virginia Crab, Many commercial growers are doing this, especially since the 1940 Armistice Day storm killed so many trees. Harry Nichols, Iowa State College horticulturist, says many home orchard own-, ers. also arc planting these hardy stocks and are'working the tender varieties. They do this either by grafting in the spring or budding in summer. It takes about three years to completely change over to the desired variety. Budding and grafting are very simple practices. But Nichols says persons who plant the hardy stocks should be sure they'll follow through on the top-working. Otherwise, about all they'll harvest will be a crop ot crabs.' Rather than that, it's belter to plant regular nursery varieties which experience has shown are hardy even though the quality might be,interior, In front Ranks. Attorney General Rankin took his legal department and Iowa into prominent front rank nmonfi 48 states which pooled their efforts to combat a federal effort to tax state income. The legal battle was fought over a New York case in the United Slates Supreme Court. The federal government sought power to tax Saratoga Springs mineral water bottled and distributed at a profit by New York state. It won its right lo tax the spring-water industry, but the opinion of the Court struck a strong note for the principle of state immunity from federal taxation. This, of course, was the issue in which the states were most vitally interested, although the immediate issue was of particular and individual interest to New York. The opinion by the high court strictly held that the federal power is not broad enough to tax all state activities and receipts. Attorney General Rankin had urged concerted action by the legal departments of the states in this case. He received recognition of his leadership and his work in the following letter from Austin J. Tobin of New York, secretary of the Conference on State Defense: "Your personal leadership in launching the states' intervention in the New York case is deeply appreciated. All American state and local governments are indebted to you for capable handling of the situation." j j Sound State Financing. j The soundness of the Robert D. ! j I Blue administration is beginning to 1 1 j show in figures released from time to 1 5 I time in connection with state business. !| i Stale Treasurer John M. Grimes re- j | icoiilly reported that Iowa's investment 1 1 j of earmarked ami surplus funds j: ! m 'goveni'.ueiit securities now totals I $27.343.00il. Tins investment draws in- 1 teres', amounting to $32;i.!>t!;> annually, i Trust fund surpluses invested in gov- j eminent bunds total $r,,lt>8,!V,iiV These |draw $158,442 a year m interest. Geni era) revenue reserves of $8.',UH>,000 in- i vested in government securities arc 1 drawing SSH.81D. Sinking fund balances of Sl.L'SMOO draw $20,837 a year in mien>t. Soldiers bonus reserves of ' SIMMa.OOf) draw interest of $(10,875 from ; the federal government. i Arc Closely Guarded. I Wlule these funds have been ac- U'uiniilating they have been closely • guarded. There lias been no payroll I padding or still hunts to lind places to j spend the surplus funds. They have I been earmarked for useful purposes or I placed in reserves for possible "rainy j days" in the postwar period. While they were accumulating, the state in- I come tax was cut 50';; state property j taxes were entirely abated. At the ) same time, state relief in local taxation was extended through homestead exemptions, old age pensions and other i welfare work. To these local needs I has gone 55'" of all the collections | made on three-point taxes. The Blue administration is going before the voters in the coming election with a fine outstanding record of handling public business in an efficient way. Come In And Seel THAT SENSATIONAL NEW REYNOLDS MIRACLE PEN Guaranteed to write 2 years without refilling RETAIL CEILING — $U.H — • — Cosmetic Specialj SIIANORI-LA by Scharmouthe COLOGNE PERFUME Drug Needs SMA Powder—$1.00 a r»n Pablum—43c Lilly's Homoccbrln— $12$ McKcsson's Aspirin, 8 bottles of 100 Tablets—49c ! Veterinary Fresh stock ot Scrums and ; Bactorliu for your biologlcil needs. SPECIAL — Brucella Abortm I Vaccine—10c dose ALWAYS REMEMBER - "Your purchase free If we • fall to thank you." Brueckner Drug Store -is it 1. -O \A e ni A •Pi t« ai three candidates, Again in lOtl was a candidate for Lieutenant G- ernor and mjnin ran second in a • way contest. IU\T Time For Action. l.loyd Cunningham, secret , Iowa State Fair, has been fhard time getting a settlement witr- i federal government on the sr, ! used for war purposes. Iowa's losity in turning over the ground ! such use do not seem to have jtii'"' '• feet on the snarled red-tape and: ; difference shown in vacating ». j grounds. Iowa wants a state fair. \:r- i wants that fair to start again d -ri i the centennial year. It .should na> '• necessary to stall around while a r» is taken of the Pentagon brass fiats determine that action should be ustji As these delays arc noted it is <isrf f to understand some of those upri!i»| of homesick soldiers in faraway t*ft£* who tire of the delays in getting h if] Miss l'arker Announces. Miss Jessie Parker has placed her re-nomination for another term as State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the hands of Republican voters in the coming June primaries. Miss Parker took office in 1939 after practical, active experience as Superintendent of Schools at Lake Mills, as Superintendent of Schools in Winnebago County, and as State Supervisor of the rural schools of Iowa. The people of the state—school workers in particular—have had an opportunity to judge her outstanding qualifications. Iowa schools have kept abreast of progressive and broadening education under the leadership of her administration. She believes in the greatest local control of schools that may be consistent with liberal, thorough and soundly financed methods. She believes that the strongest link in forging ii chain of educational opportunity is local interest. The past year has added greatly to the work and responsibility of the office, due to legislation passed by the last legislature. She has co-operated henrily. She has outlined and carried through programs in t/way which proves her executive ability and her judgment. Dangerous Absurdity. \ Judge Strieker: It is a dangc- absurdity of our so-called -libcralis' to assume thnt the maxims of d»,, cracy should be repudiated, andi'\ charter cut to the shape of the a§( tt^iM? MARRIED TWICE. , Lt Theron Driscoll, of llelle P'"^..^ married Miss Jeanne West at Brist *^|jf* Australia. He learned later thai yiyljp order to obtain transportation, t*8ajffi| etc., it would be necessary lor hir 'l»d?j§ get official army permission to ml *Jfp2s3 the Australian Rirl. Lt. Driscoll ^S 1 ™ officially asked for, and obtained, pw-r* v mission to marry his "wife." Aftersg ^ci^i] second ceremony, army red lap* '-,5' J»a' wound, granted the visas. '-• crjl A Third Candidate. A third Republican candidate for Secretary of State in the primaries has mode his announcement. He is Jack Pinta, an employee of the State Tax Commission. He is 26 yearn of age, served in the European and Pacific war areas, and is a resident of Manly in the Third Congressional district. The other previously announced candidates are Wayne W. Ropes, present encumbent- in the office, and Earl Miller, a former holder o£ the office. Again In Politics. Hugh Lundy, who has announced that he is a candidate for representative from Monroe County, served as a senator in tour sessions of the Iowa Legislature. Ho was elected from the Marion-Monroe Senatorial district. In 1842 he was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor and ran second in a Hold ot Every other minute a home burn,^ the United States. House fires rei'." |$|| their peak, on the average, in runry. Where the cause is W" ' three out of four of these fires arc "| to defective (lues and heating syst* or sparks lighting on old wood shit, roofs. i Thought Qems CONTENTMENT. Contentment Is a pearl of V price, and whoever procures It expense of ten thouaand desires i a wise and a huppy purchase.—B » » • » • Contentment is true rlches- wyn. » » • • • You traverse the world in scat hnppiness, which 1 B within the of every man; a contented mind' fers it all.—Horace. »*'**» All power and happiness -| itual, and proceed from goodi**] Mary Baker Eddy. • • » » * The occurrences that cpme to«', ore the fruit of his own churaet« r *| Emorson. ***** The noblest mind the best cont» ment has.—Spencer, Aiwuer to puaUcr; The gypsy mo( i e |ao.OO on the t «ng transaction,

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