Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 13, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville, Iowa
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, jj^ Marginal Notes-- t L Bi) Bill Time was when Postville had half n dozen good eating houses where one could so to cot a good meal, morning, noon or night. But when war came, one of the casualties was the restaurant. Shortage of efficient help, rationed food items and more and more people eating out. has made the eating house proprietor's job anything but a picnic. Fostville has three or four places where short order lunches arc being served, but only one restaurant that caters to the public on meals— Rimn Bros Cafe. Last Friday evening when the pencil pushers of the Northeastern Iowa Press Association had finished with their business meeting, the Rimas accepted them as dinner customers despite the usual heavy supper trade at their popular eating house. And if you ever saw a hungry bunch go to a meal, it couldn't have been anything like the exhibition that gang put in when the "vittels" were set before them by Mrs. Rima. If eating all that a cook sets before you is, as they say. the highest compliment that can be paid him. then "Brownie" Rima "made the headlines" at the meal he set before the men of the press Friday. • * * # » The Gestapo is with us in this "land of the free and home of the brave." Many housewives last week received from their county rationing board a mailing folder they were asked to fill .'ut by brands of items purchased, weight and s::e of goods and the prices paid at local stores. They were asked to "send in the shopping list and help yourself and the Nation toward security." Price controls and anti -inflation measures are good steps when rightly employee:. But we believe .this sort of widespread "scare'' propaganda tends to break down the confidence of the public m every business man who serves then:. Beset by worries on how- to get merchandise, still working with a shortage of help, the average merchant :.- not a highway robber who holds up his customer by charging high prices. At least, we haven't found many in our lifetime who tit into that category. The average business man values above all else the good will and confidence of his store patrons. He dislikes charging high prices for his wares, some of which during and since the war have not been up to the standard he has been accustomed to offering his patrons, let alone to intentionally violate prices as "fixed" by government processes. The bulletin and shopping list sent out last week, to our way of thinking at least, is most unfair and arouses suspicions against even the most honest merchant. It 's asking the housewife into membership of something akin to the Gestapo that brought on the downfall of Germany through one friend spying on another. Matt Zurbriggen. through his association with the Little German band at Elgin, has a reputation which has spread far and wide, says the Sumner Gazette. This was impressed upon him recently when he spent a few days in Chicago. He was walking down a busy street in the Windy City, gazing in the windows. As he came opposite one. he looked in and noticed a man standing there looking intently at him, and in a moment this man winked at Matt. That was too much for Matt, so he went inside to visit with the man. This man said: "At one time you directed a Little German Band." Matt pleaded quilty to all this, but then asked the Chicagoan. "How did you know that?" Whereupon the Chicagoan said: "I vised to travel through northeast Iowa and I remember seeing you and your band perform at some fair—I'm not sure where." But here comes the pay off. After arriving at his daughter's home, she was very apologetic because she didn't have any meat, not even a chicken. After visiting with the Chicagoan mentioned above. Malt mentioned his daughter had no meat. To which the Chicagoan said: "Would you settle for a capon? Or how about a nice beef roast?" Before leaving Matt went out with both, and you can imagine what a good time he had taking them to his daughter's house. Her eyes fairly popped out to see two items which she wasn't able to get for weeks. • * » • • We saw our first big college basketball game last Saturday night at Iowa City where the Purdue Boilermakers and the Iowa Hawkeyes put on a thriller of a 43 to 41 battle that ended in a victory for "our"side. The swiftness of the game left us bewildered, moreso because we left home not knowing we would get into the field house without having secured a ticket, and because of the short notice that we "had been invited to ride along" with a load of local fans. We found a mob of 14 or 15 thousand fans packed into the place; tumult and commotion was rampant on all sides; the band played stirring college songs; soda pop and cracker-jack salesmen shouted their wares to the rafters, and the excitement of a hard-fought second half of the game when Purdue overtook Iowa's early 15-point lead to go ahead for a short spell was 'most to much for one night's outing. In all the excitement, we had only a few minutes' visit with our grandson living down in Iowa City with our son-in-law and daughter. So we'll have to go down to visit them along about February 25 to make up for it. (Come to think of it, that's when Indiana comes to play Iowa—oh, well, we'll go see that game as a sideline attraction.) Cong. TaHc Lauds Work That Made Iowa Great Congressman H. O. Talle, of this Second Iowa District, paid a glowing QVR80VS WITH THE CQIQRS tribute to his home state during the closing days of the recent congress. Talle is from the thrifty second district that encompasses the region where white men first stepped on soil which is now Iowa. Marquette and Joliet came to the west bank of the Mississippi river in 1673 at a point which is now in Talle's home district. In a speech in the house the congressman called attention to the entrance of Iowa into the 100th year of its statehood. He declared that in the centennial year that lies ahead much will be said, and properly so, in commemoration of what the good people of Iowa have done through 99 years of energetic and tireless effort to bring lasting benefits to the State and the Nation. "Nineteen hundred and forty-six will be a year devoted to retre>spect. Very properly, the people of Iowa, to whom their motto "Our liberties we i prize and our rights we will maintain' 1 is so dear, will pay tribute to the ! pioneers who did the spade work. | "They broke the sod. built their | simple homes, erected churches and j schools, organized! government, and i bore with patience the burdens that must be borne by men and women who undertake to transform nature in the raw into fertile farms, busy cities, and the numerous business enterprises of prosperous farm and city life. The story of what has been accomplished in Iowa through 99 years is a truly great epic. "But 1946 will also be a year devoted to looking forward. Very properly, the people of Iowa will reaffirm their faith in the ideals of their cherished motto. They will renew their dc- j votion to personal liberty, represcnla- I tive government and the American ! way of life. Iowa grew great in the ! inspiring atmosphere of those ideals. 1 "Mr. Speaker, in the long stretch of years, a century is but the twinkling of an eye. Statehood began on December 28, 1846. But Iowa is still young; Iowa is vigorous; Iowa is enterprising. "On December 28, 1945, the citizens of Iowa look backward with pride to the accomplishments of 99 years. At the same time they look forward to their centennial year with the determination that it shall be a banner year, and beyond that to another cycle during which other generations will move to even greater accomplishments because of the example set them by their forebears." FEDERAL INCOME TAX MAN TO VISIT NEARBY TOWJUS For the benefit of anyone wishing the aid of a federal income tax man in making out tax returns, the itinerary in this section is as follows: At Decorah, Sellman building, March 4 to 15 inclusive; at Waukon, court house, February 19 and 20; at West Union, court house, February 21. You can save money by reading the bargains offered in today's Herald. Thought Qems DUTY. Duty is carrying on promptly and faithfully the affairs now before you. It is to fulfill the claims of to-day.— Goethe. • * * * • Consciousness of right-doing brings its own reward; but not amid the smoke of battle is merit seen and appreciated by lookers-on.—Mary Baker Eddy. • • * • • The duty of man is plain and simple, and consists but of two points; his duty to God, which every man must feel; and his duty to his neighbor, to do as he would be done by.—Thomas Paine. • * * * • The path of duty lies in what is near, and men seek for it in what is remote. —The work of duty lies in what is easy, and men seek for it in what is difficult.—Mencius. ***** The truth is, one's vacation is never some far-off possibility. It is always the simple round of duties which the passing hour brings,—J. W. Dulles. ***** There is no mean work, save that which is sordidly selfish; no irreligious work, save that which is morally wrong; in every sphere of life the post of honor is the post of duty.— E. H. Chapin. (Continued from page one) crton, Wash., last Thursday, according to a bulletin received at this office yesterday. He had been in the Navy for several years and had a rating of Seaman Second Class. His wife, the former Marcella Burrow, and son, Danny, have been with him on the west coast during his stay there. Among the Iown men released from the Navy at the separation center at Great Lakes, 111., last week was Donald E. Jahncke. Seaman First Class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jahncke. Donald was aboard ship in the Pacific area during the war and recently returned to the states and was given a leave which he spent here with home folks. Ra Ensign Carlton Schroeder notified his wife last week that he had been in Sitn Diego, Calif., and was now cn- route through the Panama Canal to New York City. He has enough points for discharge, but is frozen in his position until such time when a replacement is found for him. Johnnie Brandt Escapes Serious Injury in West Johnnie Brandt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Brandt, who is still in the navy, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Flack and daughter were visitors Sunday up at Nordncss in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Diedrich. Mrs. Wilbert Wilkc and daughter. Geneva, visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bellows in Dubuque several days last week, returning home Friday. Mrs. Willard Schutte. Mrs. Carlton Schroeder. the Misses Catherine Slaadt and Merna -Aitchlson, Supt. 11. I.. Evans and Wayne Thurm were among the Fostville basketball fans who went to Dccorah Saturday to see Luther Arthur Hofer is in Navy At Great Lakes, Illinois We have the following interesting of letter from Arthur E. Hofer. son of Mrs. Louise Hofer. written at Great Lakes. 111., where lie is now stationed •Dear Bill—Well, i guess - vml » nd everybody in Postville will really be hear from me here at I would like to get the because I'd like to surprised to Great Lakes. Postville Herald. what is going on in the old home It will be quite some time be- eati get back to see for myself. Herald will bo like a letter from I should say that it will keep know town, fore I so the home, or isn't bad at all. so I have only been in since the first of this month, so I can't tell what it will be like by the time I get out of "boot" and get that good old nine-day leave. It won't be so long until our [company docs get out of here, because there arc hundreds of new men being sent out every week And with the fellows coming to the Lakes for discharge, there isn't a great deal of room for us. They are thinking of making this' a strictly separation center and to discontinue it as a trainiing base. So aboard the U. S. S. Montrose, writes us the following interesting letter under date of February 6 from Mare Island, Calif.: "Dear Bill:—Well. Bill. I told you a little fib in my last letter, when I said we were going back to Guam. At the time we were scheduled to do so. but the Navy Department changed their mind. Since arriving in the States on the 30th of December with a load of troops from Guam, we haven't been doing much. We spent a little time in the Navy Yard at San Pedro, California, (till the 18th of January) then we came to the navy ship yard here at Mare Island. We have been [here about three weeks now and plan to spend about that much more time here, if not longer. At present the yard workmen are overhauling the ship from end to end. After that job is completed, we are to move over to Stockton where the ship will be put into the reserve fleet. That means that the ship will be tied up, along with several other ships, until there is another emergency or further urgent need for this type of ship. What they plan to do with us, the crew, we do not yet know. We've been hoping to get a leave, but somehow word on any kind of a leave has been all hushed up. At any rate, I plan to get discharged about the 15th of April or the 1st of May, if my points keep adding up at the present rate. "This morning I was given quite a jolt. Every day the mail clerk and I (or some other facsimile) get the mail and messages on Mare Island. Being of the lazy type, the jeep driver takes us around in the jeep. This morning we had just driven up to a stop sign and stopped when there was the loudest crash and the jeep just practically bounced. After straightening out my tangled limbs I turned around (I happened to be in the back seat) and there staring me in the face was the nose of one of these big busses like the |jefferson line has back there in Postville. The clutch had stuck on the bus, so the driver couldn't stop in time. I'm just glad the speed limit is so low here. If it had been on some down-town district, our poor little jeep might have been crushed. As it was, the spare tire was pushed ahead about six inches, three hats were badly soiled on the road, one man In the front seat sprained his ankle, and I had the sharp edge of the backrest shoved roughly against my spine, I have a couple of scratches and quite a few very tender spots on my back. I won't be interested about another argument with the business end of a bus for quite some time, Here I thought the war was over and I wouldn't be needing that $10,000 insurance anymore. "Cy Harris and I. got together a couple of times and talked over old times, I was really glad to meet someone I knew for a change. He is kept busy about the time I am not.and vice versa, so we haven't had too much time for talk. "Here's hoping the winter weather hasn't been getting anyone down back there. Sincerely, JOHN," me closer to home. -— - | ;„„ m the Navy now and it's not College shellnck Upper Iowa by a SO ; b .^ M .,n, CXC cpt that t have a stiff to 40 score. L' rin ' fl . om j, few shots. But i might as Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gordon and l'^, Kel llscrt ,„ lV ni)W . as every Frison, LaVcrn. came Friday from Charles L^. f(ir ,- 1V( , Wl , e ks we shall he getting City for a visit until Monday in the j^,^,,,, stt ots which will really make home of the former's mother. i(„ r solnc sore arms Wallace Gordon. Richard works for | „, rnc Navy cn(m . the Hart-Parr people, which factory isj f;| closed because of the strike by employees who seek more pay. Northeast Iowa Guernsey breeders will hold their annual meeting. March 5 at 11 a. m.. at Garnavillo Turner Hall. Cliff Finley and Floyd Greenberg. fieldmen for American Guernsey cattle club, will be the speakers. All Guernsey breeders are urged to attend. Lunch will be served at noon. Mrs. Wm. J. Klingbcil. who had been visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Seiler and son in Iowa City j jf )n j s ,,i a n goes through, the fellows for the past two weeks, arrived home' n , nv m ., v w ill be sent on to California Sunday morning. She was accompa- i f,, r their training, nied by her daughter. Miss Kathryn j "Well, this sheet of paper is grow- Klingbeil of Austin. Minn., who also : s | U)I ter, so I shall have to close for visited in the Scilcr home last weckj n „w and then write to Laurence and end. (Idabelle. Sincerely. ART HOFER." Mrs. William Fischer and son. Pfc. j . Kenneth Fischer, of Janesville. Wis. i. r . , :„«„-«:_— returned to their home Tuesday after \ V CtCrailS Administration a week's visit here with friends and 1 Open* Ollk 'O in Det 'Orah relatives. Pfc. Fischer returned home ! recently on a 30-day furlough after serving in the Pacific area. He has reenlisted for another three years in the army service. NOTICE—Owing to the length of "WEEK END AT THE WALDORF" at the Iris Theatre. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, February 1*. 18 and V.I. (Two hours and forty minutes) there will be two shows on Sunday ninlit, at 7:00 and 9:30 P. M.; but one show only at 8:00 V. .11. on Monday anil Tuesday nights. l.t. and Mrs. Harvey F. Krogman left Saturday for St. Joseph. Mo., following a visit here in the homo of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Krogman. Harvey, on terminal leave from the Navy and with his discharge coming up soon, will resume his duties as traffic manager for the St Joseph Chamber of Commerce this week. B. Folsom and Leonard A. Hammel were at Prairie rtu Chien, Wis., last Monday to meet with the mm- imittee in charge of the opening of HURRY! HURRY! A Veterans Administration contact ! office was opened in the I'tilities building. Corner of Water and Wiiinc- ,hago streets. IVeorah. on Jamiaiy L'l, • l!14l>. ' Any veteran in need of assist, inee with N'atii nal Service Life Insurance 'problems, or who. wishi s to apply for any of the lw-iielits Rights is advised t • Applications may a pital care, pension etc. Office hours ore IV'M) to oOO Y through Friday, and 8:110 to 12 Saturday. Telephone No, 5 :w. f the til Hill g<. to this o:r be tiled for (• iomicilian •are. • inlay lit) on Left To Write Ity I .nu Gardner the Villa Louis which will occur May 24 and 25, and in connection with which a horse show will again be held. The men state that free bridge toll will be in effect for Iowans who will go to the celebration. Ivan Blackmer of Dubuque came Saturday for a visit over the week end in the home of Mr. and Gray and son. Roland. Saturday aftei noon, accompanied by Keith Gray, Roland Gray and Wm. J. Klingbcil. he went to Iowa City to attend the Hawkcye-Boilermakers basket game which Iowa won. Ivan opined as how the present Iowa team is "almost as good" as the one on which he played back in the balmy days before he became athletic coach in Postville high school. Irvin L. Thomson, former Postville barber who is now railroading out of Perry, sends us remittance for renewal i of his Herald subscription and writes: "I have a few good friends up there, but they are poor correspondents, so 1 must rely on the Herald to keep me informed of the news. We have had a rough winter, from one extreme to the other, so when going out on the road we mus^ be prepared for anything. It's rain, snow, fog, wind, sleet |or zero weather. I never remembered getting seven different kinds of weather in northeastern Iowa only in March, but here it's been going on all winter as it has over a far wider area, I'm informed. We are doing a very heavy freight, passenger and troop train business. The trouble is, our old 'kettles,' (engines) are falling apart, and the new diesel engines ordered are not being delivered, We also are getting some very low grade coal. But in spite of all, the Milwaukee is going better than a lot of roads out of Council Bluffs. Tell all the boys hello from us. As ever, Irvin L. Thomson." (Opinions expressed in this column ij are those of the writer and do not,! necessarily conform to the editorial i' policy of this newspaper.) There Is no longer need to wait for your new REYNOLDS PEN * The Pinnacle of Pen Perfection • Guaranteed to write two yean without refilling » The most amazing, versatile and Inscnlous pen ever created We are proud to present a generous display of these miracle pens for your selection. Retail Celling $U30 Sales Tax. .25 TOTAL COST $12.75 DRUG NEEDS At Attractive Prices: 100— Lilly's Multicebrin Gelscals $5.00 16 oz.—Ledcrle's VIDelta Emulsion $1.75 I20cc—Lilly's Homo- cebrln $U5 Prophylactic Tooth Brush. 50c value ile While They Last— Paper Toweling, per roll 15t Paper Napkins, 80 for 10c Waxed Paper, 125 ft. 23c Deiinison Diaper Lliiiii/t.s. 200 for 98f Box Candy, one pound boxes: 70c - Sl.OO - $1.10 - $1.50 "YOl'U SATISFACTION IS Ol'lt SINCERE DESIRE" Brueckner Drug Store j Cigarettes Candy ] FOUNTAIN SERVICE Clears Lunches I Clermont Clever Clovers Meet With Marion Probert. The Clermont Clever Clovers 4-H Club met at the home of Marion Probert with ten members and one leader present, The meeting was opened by the members repeating the 4-H Pledge and picture talks were given by Norma Brandt, Marilyn' Follett and Carol Miller. Talks on the following subjects were given: "How to put a.rod in a closet," by Marjorie Kevr; "How to write a thank-you note," by Marion Probert, and "How to choose wall papers lor various rooms," by Bernlce Blockhus, Current events were given by Dorothy Kerr. . Norma Brandt provided games for the rest of the afternoon and a lunch was served by the hostess before adjournment. Three Come Later. j The Republican announcements have , been mode bv candidates for all state j offices to be voted on in the June' r : ih i pvimaries. There are three state of- Mis. Kcun (i ^ s ti bo mler , m lhe NllVcmber election for which no nominations are made in the primaries. The six- year terms of Justices Garfield. Oliver 'and Wennerstrum of the Supreme Court expire this year. All of the three are serving their first long terms. Justice Oliver had previously served a short term to fill a vacancy. Nominations for Supreme Court Justices are made at a special judicial convention. Senatorial Posts. There arc 22 senatorial posts to be filled in the primaries and general election in 1040. Twenty of these occur because of expiration of regular terms. Two of them will be to fill vacancies. Senator Kirketeg of Bedford, died near the end of the 51st session. Se-itator Love resigned after the close of the session to take a place on the Board of Social Welfare. No special election was held to till either of these vacancies. They will he tilled at the next general election. Senator Martin of Davenport, also resigned after the session to accept a state position. No special election was held to till this vacancy, but the election will bo for a regular four-year term as his term of office expired this year. For Constructive Sol) Huildlnff. Governor Robert D. Blue favors a system of award for Iowa farms on which constructive soil conservation is practiced. He voiced this at a meeting at Ames where he said, "I would pay more for a farm which carried with it a written certification of the standard of soil conservation practices carried on for some certain specified length of time." The Governor also voiced his approval of water control to minimize flood damages and called attention to the losses which floods do in southern Iowa in draining oft surplus water from the northern areas. The Governor talks of conservation and of farm problems most intelligently. He is n f arm owner and operutor , r„„ Mr. and Mrs. Lester Martens and family were dinner guests Sunday "n the home of Mr, and Mrs. HvoW Turner ant} family near Castall" ly. He is a —.... uwuer and operator and has been for some years. He docs not pose in overalls or parade his farm operations for political effect. Nevertheless, he does have an intimate knowledge of the industry because of his direct interest as' an owner and operator. When his voice is raised on farm problems it is in practical way and along sympathetic lines In endeavoring to help the industry which Is basic to our state's prosperity and progress. What A Difference. In 1845, a year before Iowa nccamo a state, there were three United States insurance companies in the country. From the faded records ot one ot these comes information that a policy WJI subject to cancellation if the holder "traveled west of the Mississippi ot south of Virginia or Kentucky dtirinj the summer months." We set frcE this that the "increased risk" was not due to Indians but rather to threats against health as the restrictions were seasonal. As we now look over our cities, towns and rural sections populated by strong, vigorous and energetic citizens, the insurance proscription of the year before Iowa 1* came a state does seem very ridiculom City Primaries And Elections, The municipal primaries of Clinton Council Bluffs, Davenport, and Waterloo will be held Monday. Februaij 25th. Burlington, Dcs Moines. Ceto Rapids, Keokuk and Sioux City hoM their primaries Tuesday, March 12th. Muscatine holds its city election Monday. March 4. Burlington, Clinton, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Pes Moines, Dubuque. Keokuk, Sioux City. Waterloo and other city elections' will ** held Monday, March 25th and Davenport on Saturday, April 6th. Great Duplication. From sources of information available to him in Washington, D. C„ Representative Paul Cunningham of fowrt Fifth district, passes us the startlitf information that there are 20 covert- nient agencies lending government funds, 3 agencies insuring deposit*, H buying land, 16 in wildlife preset* tion, 10 in federal construction, 12 •» home and community planning, materials and construction, 28 in wdj fare matters, 14 In forestry matter*' in credit and finance, 4 in bank examinations, and 65 gathering statistic* Thus we find that there arc 234 M* eies doing jobs In 12 classes of p* service. The budget will "over " balanced under such methods of conducting federal affairs. Lets In Daylight. Charles B. Hocjven, Eighth Distric* representative in Congress, lets dar light through the budget part ot* Jw dent Truman's message to Con«re* Representative Hoeven -says the Ket estimate of "a deficit of $4,300 ,W* ODD for 1047 Is somewhat misleads It includes only $1,000,000,000 (or t» Export Import Bank, which will» tually need $2,600,000,000. It docs« count the proposed British loan at•» U does not Include Brettott WW payment which will amount to 000,000. it is not clear whether W t . budget includes food subsidy menu, some ot which may have to« continued. Nor does it include tWJ electrification administration ><> al *|1 $250,000,000. U these ore rogardeM expenditures the d«flcit will be cWJ to $14,000,000,000 than the $4.0QO,OOW"! mentioned by the President even* these expenditures are regarded loans,"

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