Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 6, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 6, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTV1LLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 , l Ni POSTVILLE JUNIOR HIGH COUNTY CHAMPIONS It seems to us that the future of any community depends a good deal on retention of young men to carry on our business establishments, to inject new- blood in withering veins, and to grasp the reigns of leadership in civic affairs. Hence it is encouraging to see so many returning veterans entering businesses in Postville. either fur themselves or in positions of responsibility in established Arms. This speaks well for our town whose future appears bright. Throughout the years Tost- ville has possessed men of vision, stability and progressiveness who have built here a good town. The young men now setting themselves up in business here must carry on ... . their opportunities are far greater . . . and easier .... than their forebears had to contend with. Opportunity seems to favor the youthful leaders: it beckons them to become workers for an even greater Postville. in a thrifty community whose natural possibilities are unlimited. With the paper situation growing ever worse since the war ended, many suggestions have been made on how to save space and get more reading matter onto the printed page. One such suggestion comes from the Da^ns Times which puts it this way: "Mch hs bn wrttn abt rfrmcd spllng as a savr of spc. Fossbly ths wld b a gd pin. Bt it wld b a bttr pin if it wr carrd frthr. If a systm of abbrvtns wr adptd. as men as 40 pet of spc eld b savd. It wldn't be so hrd as u mght thnk. U en read ths. cn't u"" thnk. U en rend ths. rn'i us?" Congressman Henry O. Talle of this District has written the Postmaster General about having n stamp struck off this year in commemoration of Iowa's 100th year of statehood. Mr. Hannigan assures Mr. Talle the matter will have his attention and wants suggestions for the designing of the stamp, to his men can get to work on it. Speaking of centennials, did you know that Joel Post came here to establish a government halfway house in 1841. five years before Iowa was admitted to the union? At that time Clayton county extended from Dubuque northward into what is now Minnesota, and the government troops traveled the old military road through this section, from Port Crawford, at Prairie du, Chien. Wis., to Fort Atkinson. Iowa. Joel Posfs was the stopping-off place for travelers along this route. He died before his commission as the first postmaster here arrived from Wash- ingtcn and his wife took over the duties of the office. Beg-your-pardon department: Everything seemed to happen at once in this emporium for the dissemination of news last week. First off, we were informed by a reliable source of the death of a former local lady in a nearby town only to learn after half of the edition was printed that a misunderstanding had arisen and the lady still lived. We did the best we could by inserting a correction in the remainder of the edition and all interested parties very charitably overlooked the unintentional error. Then we got tsvo Elmers and Lawrences confused in two items, and here's the correction on them: It was Mrs. Lawrence Mohs who did such a swell job of repainting the interior of Meyer's hatchery, not Mrs. Elmer Mohs. And Elizabeth Schultz was home from Northfleld, Minn., to visit her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schultz, not the Lawrence Schultzes. (Three readings by three different people, and yet the mistakes will creep in; we can't explain why.) » » • » * Hang onto your draft cards, men. The ducats issued to United States male citizens between the ages of 18 and 68 years when they registered are still required to be carried on their person, it was reported from Washington this week. Mid-May was set as the earliest possible, date for outmoding of this regulation. The FBI is still seeking 13,697 draft evaders, and wouldn't it be embarrassing if you were asked to show your card if you have misplaced or destroyed it? • » * • » A St. Paul man. long on foresight though short on spelling and punctuation, returned a marriage license to Clerk Bjarne K. Wasmuth of district court with this letter: "Dear clerk: The lieness that I have purees are bean return for cancal me and the party has disagreed on the mader this will save a devorce it is true that I would rather see this now before we habe gone to fair." • • • * # Rich Strauch carries a weekly column in his Elgin Echo he labels "Rich's Pipe Dreams" where he carried at times whiz-bang style items that ofttimes causes us to blush. But here's one he had last week' that we can safely carry in our family journal: The older generation thought nothing of getting up at five o'clock in the morning-—the younger generation doesn't think much of it either. » • * • * Four hundred women had registered their names for nylon hose at Luhman & Huebner's store up to Monday of this week in response to the advertisement they carried in last week's Herald. There ought to be a lot of fancy strutting by the fair sex when the hose are finally doled out Left To Write By Lou Gardner (Opinions expressed in this column j| arc those of the writer and do not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper.) Members of the Postville Junior High school team which defeated Lansing at Waukon last Friday night, 29 to 4, to win the county championship in the Junior High bracket. Back row, left to right: Jack Overeen, Ronald Gunderson, Merle Meyer, John rloth, Cloy Mienc and Cletus Reincke. Front row, left to right: Jim Waters, Eugene Rima. Dean Gunderson, Donald Heins, Virgil Martins and Roger ChristofTerson. —Cut Courtesy Waukon Newspapers. 4-H Members May Enroll In Fertilizer Test Projects Allamakee county 4 -H members interested in studying the response ot corn or oats and clover to fertilizers have until March 1 to enroll in fertilizer projects. Members also may enroll in crop variety projects by the same date. For the corn project each member will be furnished enough fertilizer to treat 200 hills in each of two different fields having different past management. Response to the fertilizer will be checked by harvesting and weighing 50 hills from each treatment. Moisture samples are to be taken to calculate the yield. For the oat-clover each member will be furnished enough fertilizer to make a simple comparison on four to six plots of the effect of nitrogen, phosphorous and potash on the growth of these crops. This is a two-year project. The second year the clover will be ob- Jserved on each plot and notes made of 'any differences in growth. Members will be required to take soil samples for both projects and send the samples to the soil testing laboratory at Iowa State College. The col- lego will make recommendations of the proper fertilizers to use. Members interested in the crop phases of the work may enroll in an oat variety and perennial forage project. Oats representing six of the varieties used in community grain trials will be furnished each member. These are to be planted in rod rows, tended and harvested by each member. A report on past cropping of the field, seeding date, freedom from disease, lodging, date ripe and date of harvest is to tie made. Members desiring to make exhibits may gather sheaves or samples of threshed grain. The perennial forage crop project requires that each member obtain from the county extension director seed needed to sow 10 plots of various forage grasses and legumes. These are to be sown on plots 6 by 12 feet. The ground is to be limed, if necessary, in an amount sufficient to grow alfalfa, and the plots are to be located where they can be kept for three years. Iowa Had Numerous Mail Routes In 1846 Announce Filing Dates And Details of Elections In many nearby counties candidates have already filed for offices, but thus far no announcements have been forthcoming in Allamakee county. Here are some facts concerning the forthcoming primary: The primary election will be held on the first Monday in June—June 3. All county and township candidates must file seventy days prior to the election which is March 25 this year. The last legislature continued the war ballots, and this fact makes it imperative that all candidates file before March 25. Those in service who wish to vote in the primary election must make an application for the ballot and designate their party affiliation. The servicemen and women must make their own application. The ballots will be ready for the servicemen and women by April 9, 55 days before the election. In the case of the general election, parents may obtain the ballots and send them to the service voters, but not in the primary election. The laws regarding the absentee voters for the civilians are the same. They can obtain their ballots 20 days before the election. ELKADER LEADS LEAGUE, WITH POSTVILLE 6ECOND Following is the standing of basket' ball teams in the Upper Iowa conference as of February 1: Won Lost Pet. Elkader 5 0 1,000 Postville 4 3 .571 Waukon 3 3 .900 Sumner 3 3 .500 Maynard 2 2 .500 Fayette 2 5 .288 West Union 2 5 .280 During the past eight years, phosphate fertilizers have increased the yield of red clover and alfalfa in all but two ot the 40 cooperative experimental planting tests made in all parts of Iowa. In 1848 fully two-thirds of what is now Iowa lay beyond the American frontier line. Less than one hundred thousand people lived in the eastern third of present-day Iowa. These sturdy pioneers had no railroads or telegraphic communication with the East. Steamboats provided them with their swiftest means of communication. Despite the limited season of navigation, settlers along the Mississippi awaited each steamboat arrival anxiously because boats brought letters from home as well as eastern newspapers. Iowans living inland depended on mail carriers to bring their letters and newspapers to them. The establishment of mail routes was of vital importance to the vast majority of Iowans. On January 6. !84'J. the Postmaster General asked for sealed proposals to carry the mails on two-score routes linking most Iowa settlements together. From Dubuque mail was carried on separate routes to such towns as Jacksonville. Davenport. Iowa City, Qunsqueton, Bloomington, and Fort Atkinson. In the southern part of lown towns like Burlington, Fort Madison, and Montrose, were linked with such points as Wapello. Mount Pleasant. Fairfield. Agency City. Ottumwn, Oskaloosa. Bloomfield. and Keosauqua. Bustling Iowa City, the capital of the territory, in turn was linked with Marion. Tipton, Galena i Illinois), Davenport. Bloomington, Burlington, and the county scats of Poweshiek and Mahaska counties. Life in Iowa would have been drab indeed had not the faithful mail carrier performed his duty in storm and sunshine. Twenty-five notes were appended to the list of routes for which bids were sought in 1846. One allowed only seven minutes to open and close mails at all post offices where no time was specified. Mails were to be carried in preference to passengers. The Postmaster General might annul any contract for repeated violations of the postal lows or for disobeying departmental instructions. That Iowans had confidence in their mail carriers is attested by the fact that they elected one carrier—Ansel Briggs — as the first Governor of Iowa. Iowa Pioneers Supported Higher Education In 1846 Iowa beekeepers who expect to see their colonies safely through the spring build-up period should adopt inspection as their watchword during the winter months. Although faced with the stern necessity of winning a livelihood, the Iowa pioneers were making every effort to improve the lot of their children in 1846. They were particularly anxious to provide them with good educations, a none too easy task considering the sparse population and the limited assets. And yet. as Iowa stood on the verge of statehood, private schools and academies cropped up throughout the youthful territory. Burlington, Muscatine and Davenport contained several excellent schools. St. Mary's Female Academy was under patronage of Bishop Loras at Dubuque. The territorial capital boasted W. K. Talbott's Iowa City Institute, the Mechanics' Academy. Iowa Citv University, and a Methodist school—Iowa City College. The Eighth Legislative Assembly incorporated academies ai Danville and Maquoketa. Typical of these schools was Professor Reynolds' Linn Countv Institute at Marion. Classes were ,.eld in the upper and lower stories of the courthouse, the primary department meeting in a separate room to avoid eon- fusion. The school was designed to give "facilities to young gentlemen and ladies which no other institute in the Territory had heretofore afforded." The school advertised an "extensive Philosophical Apparatus and wot! selected Library" in addition to a "Cabinet of Mineral and other natural objects." Several assistant teachers were engaged to supply any deficiency. The rates of tuition for a 20-week session were reasonable. Primary department pupils paid $4; courses in orthography, elocution, writing, arithmetic, and accounts cost $5: English, grammar, composition, and modern geography cost $5.50; ancient geography, history, higher mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, botany, rhetoric, logic, natural, mental, and moral philosophy cost $8; and foreign languages $9. A course of evening lectures would be given with charges to cover the expense. Board could be obtained at SI to $1.50 per week. Pupils were to maintain a good moral character and observe the rules of the institution. The Govrrnor Announces. Governor Robert 1). Blue has made the experied formal announcement that he is a candidate for re-nomination and re-election. Said the Governor in that announcement, "I shall strive to give Iowa an honest, dependable, aggressive administration." In this short sentence lie summed up the kind of state government that he had been giving Iowa. In it he epitomised his acts and ambitions as an official in every one of the many public jobs he filled on the way from a minor municipal office to that of chief executive of this great state. It has been quite apparent to those who have occasion to watch state affairs closely that the governor hns n mind of his own. He cannot be thrown off his feet by group pressure or hysterical clamor. All of the time he keeps his eyes on objectives. These are on the side of right, justice and common sense. In such aims as these, there is the making of good government. That is what Governor Blue has been giving Iowa. His first year in office was filled with busy days as an administrative head. Two wars have ended. Postwar problems have cast up new and larger problems. Stale affairs have brought new crises. The demand for leadership in the Held of progressive legislation and administration has been broadened Through it all the Governor has displayed endurance for hard, grinding work. He has shown a disposition to counsel quietly, decide firmly and carry through on well planned action. With it all. he has demonstrated that he is frank, honest and modc.-t. In such traits of character. Governor Blue has given to Iowa an official record which supports belief that lie is entitled to a second term. Gets the Black Kye. j Harry Linn, Iowa's alert .Secretary of Agriculture, told a convention of grain ' dealers ut IVs Moines that the Iowa' fanner is the 'innocent bystander in the meat packing strike. He is the one who will come out of the struggle with a black-eye" Linn flatly says the farmer should not be the one to pay the raise in wages, lull he will unless meat costs arc raised. There'll be no land boom in 1946 but a gradual increase that will reach the peak in 1946, predicts Dr. W. G. Murray, head of agricultural economics at Iowa State College. In 1860 five bushels of corn were raised in the United States for every bushel of wheat. With the end of the war, movement of people from farms to industry is expected to end and the farm population is likely to stay rather steady. Iowa farmers face the most prosperous peacetime year they have ever had. Iowa State College economists predict for 1946. The amount of protein a cow gets rather than the kind of protein seems to be the more important. A ewe's ration should be cut to ',; or i pound per day before she lambs. CPORTS *mW OUT OF ADAM'S HAT OF STANK TIME C0U.B6E BASKETBALL SCORIM8 MARK, PINI6HIN9 HIS CAREER WITH 1550 SCASONft. Asks For Stamp. Representative II O. Talle of the Iowa Second District, has asked the postmaster genera! to order a special issue of three-cent postage stamps to commemorate the IfMHh anniversary of this state. Talle's letter informed the head of the postal department >>f the appointment of a centennial committee by Governor Blue, and requested that the committee be permitted to present designs for the proposed stamp. Another Candidate. State Treasurer John M. Grimes, who has announced for another term, will have opposition in the primaries. His opponent will be John Hamilton Cruikshank of Woodbury county. This will be Cruikshank's third try for the nomination. He ran against the late W. G. Baglcy in the 1942 primaries and lost by 81.837 votes, with 184.237 votes cast. In the 1944 primaries he ran against Treasurer Grimes and was defeated by 51,200 votes, with 144.310 votes cast. In 1940 he was a primary candidate for Commerce Commissioner tind ran fifth in a Held ot eight. Will Hold Meetings. Many meetings observing the anniversary of Lincoln's birth will be held in Iowa by Republican clubs and patriotic organizations. Governor Robert D, Blue will make two speeches on that date. He will appear at 1:30 o'clock in the afternoon in Hampton before the R. E. A. At 8:0.0 o'clock in the evening he will speak at Madrid to the Men's League of St. John's Lutheran Church. State Treasurer John M. Grimes will speak at a dinner given at Mt. Pleasant by the Henry County Central Committee. Claude R. Cook of Republican Headquarters, will speak at the annual Jackson County Lincoln Day dinner at Maquoketa. Cunningham Gives Good News, Rep. Paul Cunningham conveyed good news to the largest city in his district as well : IB in the state, when he sent word that buildings erected during the war at Fort Des Moines will be declared war surplus. This means "boom town" buildings of which there are many, may be used for housing purposes. Representative Cunnfngham says the buildings will be reserved for emergency housing for veterans. This opens way for taking cure of many G. I. students. The buildings will require partitions and changes to make them suitable lor temporary dwellings. Foresight Brings Results. The lown "revolving fund" operating under direction of the Executive Council, is proving tho foresight shown by Governor Robert D. Blue when he advised its establishment by the last legislature. Secretary Wichmnn of the Council, recently received a shipment of army blankets—10,000 ot them— purchased and laid down at points of use in Iowa at $3,25 each. Their original cost wits $8.75 each, which meanB a saving ot over $35,000 to Iowa taxpayers. Over 7,000 ot these blankets Valentine Greetings Just look at a few of the attractions wc have on display for this season's Valentine shoppers: Valentine Greeting Cards 3c to 25c Box Candy $1.00 a pound and 70c a pound Tonl Cold Wave ScU $1.25 Hot Water Bottles 83o - 89c - $1.00 All-Mttal Ray-O-Vac flashlight* 51.25 Toilet Tissue 3 for 25c Paper Towels Drene Shampoo 60c St. Joseph's Aspirin 100 for 35c WE WELCOME YOU TO COME IN OFTEN AND - - ALWAYS REMEMBER "Your Purchase Free tf We Fall To Thank You" Brueckner Drug Store Prescription Servicr Fountain - Cigarettes - Candy went to 15 institutions under the Board of Control. Some also went to counties for use in jails and county homes Shipments also went to the suit schools for deaf and blind. The revolving funds were set aside by ikt last legislature to take advantage ot such war surplus bargains as these for the benefit of the state, counties, cities, towns and school districts. Governor Blue in his message to the 1045 legislature said: "There will be ut the end of the war large amounts of surplus commodities which the federal government has purchased. There must Lie a disposal of these. . . . The surplus commodities have been purchased with taxes paid and bonds bought by lown citizens. The stale <>f Iowa should avail itself of any benefits arising from disposition of these surpluses that can be had without working an injury or hardship to any factory, workman ,or distributor within the state." IOWA FACTS. Iowa weekly newspapers have a circulation of more than 725,000. Iowa doily newspapers have a circulation of more than 922,000. Iowa has a total of 10,174 educational institutions. lown produces more corn than anj other slate or foreign country. Iowa in 1944 produced 213.000,0» pounds of creamery butter. Iowa produces more popcorn and it the world center for this industry- Iowa produces one-half ot the timothy seed raised in the United States. Iowa has 43 daily and 441 weeWr newspapers. Iowa produces and markets mot* hogs than any other two states in the union. Electric tank heaters are practical and inexpensive. "ABUNDANT LIFE." The "abundant lite" which Jesus**, sired to bring is to be had by the sincere application of his gospel to llfc-- Rev. Benjamin L. DuVal. « « « « * In this world, it Is not what we tak* up, but what we give up, that maW us rich.—H. W. Beecher. • « t • • Paul and John had a clear spp"*: hension that, as mortal man achlev*- no worldly honors except by sncrllto; so he must gain heavenly riches M forsaking all worldllness.--Mary BaW Eddy. It is not the fact that a man to riches which keeps him from the km dom of heaven, but the fact that riehH; have him.—Calrd, ***** !•' I know iijdced that wealth is 8<X* But lowly roof and simple flM* i" With love that hath no doubt, Are more than gold without. j, G. •WWWer.i * • » » » jj The good man has absolute tm which, like Are, turns everything Uj»* own nature, so that you cannot do""!; uny norms.—5me«o». r

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