Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 27, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 27, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, ^ Marginal "Notes- Bu Bill Oscar Hanson was in the office yesterday to tell us he had his oldest pupil to ever enrol! for the (lying course nt the Clermont airport. He is Dorf Oppemd. 89-year-oltt retired former who now lives in Clermont. Last Saturday Mr. Oppemd took his tlrst lesson and is as enthusiastic about flying as a youngster of IB. It won't be too long, if things continue as they are. when horses will be a curiosity in the circus menageries. Several farmers who hart sales this season had no horses to offer. When asked about this they said power farming had made the horse unnecessary' on the farm. And we can remember not so many years ago when "fresh air kids" came out from Chicago to spend the summer and we were surprised to learn they had never seer, a horse or a cow Postville still has a blacksmith shop which does other work than shoeing horses', and we have harness shops which still do some harness work, but rely on other lines to make the business profitable. We shall miss old dobbin when he disappears entirely. NESTING BIRDS OF IOWA MARSH HAWK We had always believed that our friends out on the acres were hearty eaters, but since the Farmers Banquet of last Thursday night we're not so Mire but what the fellows in town are able to stow away an equally large portion of victuals. It wasn't the farmers who answered the summons for second helpings, but rather the "hard working" town fellows—and the extra pieces of pie which the farmer friends were unable to handle after the regular dinner, were eagerly sought by the city dwellers .... at least, that was the case at our table. We're pretty much all alike, whether we live in town or country. Our problems are related. We couldn't help but watch the expressions on the faces of the farmers when the speaker, Secretary of Agriculture Harry Linn, stressed a point concerning present problems, of interest to agriculture. They -Viewed agreement and satis- ] tacticn with what the speaker ex- ! pounded r.s ailing marketing and ceil- > ;ng prices on farm animals today. That many of them are opposed to the , .-.ibsidas on farm products as these hr.vv been effective daring and since' lhe war was likewise discernible by the nodding of heads when Mr. Linn advocated their removal in favor of a g-.neral market price increase. As one farmer at our elbow informed us. the farmer is disgusted with the inference that the government is giving him a handout, whereas truth of the matter is a legitimate market price, paid for directly by the consumer over the block, would far better compensate for higher production costs and eliminate wasteful administering of present subsidies through countless costly departments overmanned by government employees who must need be paid ultimately out of the taxpayers' pocketbook. Local hatcheries are being urged to encourage closer culling of poultry flocks in order to save the fast dwindling feed supplies brought on by shipments of corn and grain to foreign countries whose stocks were nil because of armies overrunning farmlands. All-pullet flocks, those who know say. is another answer to conservation of feed. Put the ax to the loafers in the laying houses and sell male birds as soon as they are ready for market, they admonish. Gremlins got into our Marginal Notes copy last week and left out comments on Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays wholly without the climactic punch line we had written. If any of our readers were at all interested, they might refer back to the item and read the following into the last sentence: "We've come a long way since the cherry tree incident when Georgie invited a licking by admitting he used the hatchet. Today when the ax falls on the higher ups, men old enough to know better, are calling each other liars." • • * • • G. Wiley Beveridge, the Sage of Sumner, last week published the following "Daffynitions"; Bathing Beauty—A girl worth wading for. Pedestrian—A man who has two cars, a wife, and a son In high school. Ballet Dancer—A jitterbug with a Russian accent. Parasite — A person who goes through revolving doors without pushing. • * • • • One of our returned servicemen who has now settled down to housekeeping tells us jokingly: "At first I had a blonde love; and now a sleek brunette; tomorrow 'll bring a redhead— I 'll date all colors yet. You may think that I 'm fickle, or that I can't be true; but these are all the same girl—it's just her hair that's new. A friend submits another cause for alarm, especially to the fair sex, says the Red Oak Sun. It seems that new stockings are going to be made of a synthetic fabric that is made out of coal, wood and rubber, and the point made is that it will be very confusing when a "run" occurs. The wearer won't know whether she has a clinker, a splinter or a blowout. By Ellis Hicks Iowa State College Wildlife Specialist The marsh hawk, known also as the marsh harrier, mouse hawk and white- rumped hawk, is an early arrival in Iowa In many instances, it remains in the state throughout the year but is most common during the warmer seasons. It is of average size for a hawk, about 20 inches in length and with a wing spread of from 45 to 50 inches. It is one of Iowa's most common hawks and can be seen flapping and gliding rather low over sloughs and mprshes in search of mice and ground squirrels. Mice and other rodents are its favorite food. It is estimated that an average pair of marsh hawks destroy 1.000 mice in a single nesting season. If you have any question about the identity of the marsh hawk, look for the white rump patch. The feathers covering the base of the tail on the upper surfaces are pure white and can be easily seen at a distance. Coloring of male and female differs. The male is light gray on the head. neck, back and wings. The female is characterized by a dark or rusty brown color. The nest of the marsh hawk is constructed on the ground in a meadow or near a slough. Sometimes it will build a nest on a haystack. The nest is bulky with grass and weeds. Sometimes sticks and twigs are used as a nest foundation. Eggs number from four to six and are plain bluish white or bluish white with buiT markings. A more detailed coloration of the bird is as follows: Bill, black; eye. yellow: head, neck, chin, throat, back, wings and tail, bluish gray. The tail is barred with dark brown. The breast is white, spotted above and on the sides with rusty red. The undersides of the wings are white with black tips while the feet and legs are yellow. The female has brown colors where the male has gray. SCHOOL NEWS. (Continued from page one) First Grade News. Our guests this week included Mrs. Clifford Ellis and Mrs. Vern Thornton on Tuesday, and Mrs. Gale Welzel and daughter. Carol. Mis Clarence Schave and daughter. Carol, and Mrs. Henry Rekow on Thursday. Another group has fhrished the book. Fun With Our Friends," this week, and began "Our New Friends." The third group began the book. "Fun With Our Friends." on Monday. The third group also began working in their new Jolly Number books after finishing the first one. Many have completed their aprons and the rest soon will. After drawing pictures of Little Black Sambo. Black Mumbo and Black Jumbo, at their desks, they have started a large picture of this story on large sheets of paper lacked on the bulletin board. Different pupils are chosen to draw parts of it. Eldon Muehow had a birthday Tuesday and brought cookies for the class. Kindergarten News. They are sorry to loose a member of their class, Katy Lou Klein who is moving to Waterloo. They wrote a letter to her Tuesday. One day this week the children had papers that had different pictures on it. They counted the pictures in each row and wrote the number at the side of the paper. Then they colored the pictures. Conservationists Report Blue Goose Flight Is On TESTS SHOW IT PAYS TO TREAT SEED CORN Chances are nine to one that the bushel of seed corn you buy for planting next spring will be treated before you buy It. But if you Ret the tenth bushel, the treating job is yours. E. P. Sylwester. extension plant pathologist at Iowa State College, says most large seed companies treat their seed corn before they sell it. But some of the smaller companies do not follow this practice. So the responsibility of making sure the corn's been treated rests with the farmers who buys it. If you're wondering whether-treating corn pays, Sylwester points to a 3.2 bushel increase per acre from seed treatment in 37 hybrids planted at Conesville and Kanawha in 1943. One pound of Spergon will treat about 10 bushels of the corn—that's about 10 cents a bushel. Since one bushel will plant from five to seven acres of corn, the cost of seed treatment is about 1% cents per acre. Even if you got an increased yield of only two bushels an acre from the seed treatment you'd be $2 ahead. One of the most spectacular concentration of birds in the United States is the annual flight of blue and snow geese through Iowa along the Missouri River bottoms each year. The first flocks of these magnificent waterfowl reach Iowa about March 1st. However, this year the first birds were ten days early. The first large flocks are stopping in the bottoms near Hamburg where their numbers are continually increased by the arrival of new birds from the southern wintering grounds. The peak of the flight will be reached about the 15th of March at which time more than 500.000 birds may be found in an area of a few miles. During the peak of the concentration, single flocks often total more than 100,000 noisy individuals as they gradually move up the valley. The birds spend from three to four weeks in the broad flat fields of the Missouri River bottoms growing fat on waste corn before moving on to their nesting grounds immediately below the Arctic Circle. The blue goose is strictly a central North American bird and is extremely rare in the United States outside of the Missouri Valley. The blue goose, until recently. Inns not been an important game bird because in the fall, during the open hunting season, they did not stop in Iowa, but flew non-stop directly to their southern wintering grounds. During the past few hunting seasons, however, numerous blue geese have been killed in the fall by Iowa hunters. Last year more than 2,000 of these birds were legally taken. It is believed by game technicians that the blue goose is changing its age old habits and will stop in the fall in increasing numbers in the future. In the spring of 1945, for the first time in history, a major flock of blue geese migrated north up the Mississippi River: conservation officers observed more than 2,000 individuals resting for several days in the Groen Bay bottoms BLACK JACK. Donald Bendickson of Scarville recently struck a black animal with his car. Failing to be greeted with the familiar odor customarily associated with striking dark animals at night, he stopped to investigate. Instead of finding a "striped kitty," a black jack rabbit was lying dead in the road. The unusual specimen is a color phase of the common jack rabbit known as melanism. "ORNERIEST" PERSON HAWAII TO STATEHOOD. Hawaii, our possession in the Pacific, is knocking at the door for admission to the union as a state, and based on the record of other territories which have been raised to statehood, she makes a quite substantial showing, says, the Cresco Times. It is pointed out that it pays more taxes into the United States treasury than 14 present states do, and has a larger population than several states. Although the group of islands is 4S50 miles from our national capital it is closer in travel time to Washington than was Arizona when that territory was admitted in 1912. Hawaii has a modern school system typically American as are its other public institutions. It became a possession of the U. S. In 1898. The people think they have been on probation sufficient to justify their admission to full statehood. New London residents believe they have in their midst a very despicable person, perhaps the most despicable person of 1946. Recently, a jar containing money collected during the "March of Dimes" campaign for the infantile paralysis fund was taken by someone unknown from the local post office. It is estimated, that between $25 and $30 were taken. How much feed does it take for a steer? If he weighs about 700 pounds and is to be fed six months, then it will take about 40 to 45 bushels of corn, >A ton of hay, 150 to 200 pounds of protein supplement and 10 to 12 pounds of minerals. Be sure to see "Our Vines Have Tender Grapes" at the Iris Theatre Sunday and Monday, March 3 and 4. Nothing yet made has the heart appeal that this fine story of a Wisconsin farmer and his family carries. The finest film since "One Foot In Heaven." vmoeMTonoinG J Mill_ iponsoiuD e »y TU £ toiw CHILD WtlfAfct UStAlCU VflTMn JIM, THE PENCIL CIIEWER. 'Mom. I want a nickel." 'Dad. 1 need n dime." •Please, mother. It only costs a quarter. Can I get it?" It was the old familiar story as the children rushed off to school. Their father was thinking and listening. Was there not some way to teach children the value of money in these come-easy, go-easy times? Just then Jim came in and announced. "The teacher says I got to bring a new pencil to school, or else!" •Where is the pencil you took yesterday?" asked mother, 'It kinda got chewed up." admitted Jim. Then father took a hand. "Jim. I'd like to make a business arrangement with you. I'd like to appoint you as your own financial agent. I'll give you fifteen cents each Monday. This must cover all pencils that get chewed up nnd you may spend the rest for whatever you wish. •But remember, there will be no more money until the, next Monday. So count your pennies carefully." Jim felt very rich with fifteen cents jingling in his pocket. He bought the pencil and still had ten cents to spend as he pleased. He spent recklessly and in 24 hours the money was gone. In two days the pencil was gone, too. and the teacher was putting on the usual pressure. Father said. "Very well. I'll advance you five cents out of next week'.; pay. For you must have a pencil to do your school work." This fixed everything in line shape until pay clay, when only ton cents came due. Jim looked at it and said nothing. Somehow his pencil did not get chewed up during the following week. It seems that Jim was learning to take care of his pencils since he had to pay for them. But this is not the end of Jim's story. He had several hard knocks before he learned to spend his money wisely. More about Jim's reckless ups and downs next week. JIM LEARNS TO SPEND t'AKEITLI.Y. It had been three weeks since Jim began to receive his weekly allowance of fifteen cents including the cost of all pencils needed at school. During this time his parents had secretly shuddered at some of his reckless spending. Then marble fever struck the school and Jim was out of money. But he saw a way out. "Dad, how about advancing my next week's salary?" Dad advanced it—with a strange look in his eyes. Then came pay day, but no pay. There followed a long week for Jim. He did not dare ask for another loan, for he remembered the glint in Dad's eye. He decided not to borrow again ahead of time. The next pay day came at long last. By this time Jim had collect about three times as many "musts" as fifteen cents would buy and he really needed another pencil. For the first time, he began to count the cost of things. He decided to buy a penny pencil instead of the five cent kind which he used to chew up so cheerfully. Then he carefully figured what he could buy with fourteen cents. With a sigh he put his list in his pocket and went out to play. "Daddy," said mother, "couldn't you give him just one more nickel this week? He was very pathetic as he sat there totting up his figures." "Mother," said Daddy, "do you want to ruin our business firm—mine and Jim's? How can he learn to spend his money carefully if we pay him for each of his mistakes?" JIM LEARNS TO SAVE. At last Jim had learned to be cautious in spending his weekly fifteen cents. On a certain Thursday, he still had ten cents left in his pocket. That day he received his first lesson in saving. It came about imthis way. The store windows suddenly blossomed with kites. Price, 25 cents. Jim tackled the problem of raising the ceiling on his wages, Said he, "Those kites cost more than my allowance for a whole week. Can't I have one and not count it as allowance?" Here was mother's chance. "If you save that dime and add it to your next week's allowance, you will have 25 cents." And Jim saved his dime until Monday. This was the first time he had owned so much money at one time. The jingle of 25 cents was worth all the self denial he had put upon that dime since Thursday. And the kite looked much finer than if it had come too easily. After that, he often saved small amounts over short periods of time. Later, he learned to save for a longer time. Out of a weekly nllowance of fifteen cents Jim had learned how to spend and how to save. Left To Write By Lou Gardner (Opinions expressed in this column are those of the writer and do not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper.) The Race Is On. Republicans face n race for governor in the June primaries. Brig. General George Olmstead of Dcs Moines, has announced that he will seek the nomination, opposing Governor Robert D. Blue who has already announced for a second term. The General is not a novice in politics. He began early in life to take an interest in political affairs. He was national president of the Young Republican Federation 1932-36. He was chairman of the Tolk County Republican Central Committee 1932-34. was district chairman of the State Central Committee 1938-42, and was a pre-coifvch- tion manager for the Willkie forces in territory west of the Mississippi River during the campaign of 1910. The General's army record began as a Second Lieutenant in the artillery with the Army of Occupation during World War I. This service followed Ins graduation from West Point in 1922. After World War I he remained on the reserve and national guard lists and at the outbreak of World War II he was called to service. • He was attached to the Military International department administering lend-lease and saw service in England and Africa. In 1944 he became head of political and economic activities of military nature with the stall of General Wedcmeycr in China, and planned the expedition which resulted in the rescue of General Wainright. In civil life General Olmstead's activities have been extensive in the insurance field. He is chairman of the board of the Hawkeye Casualty Company, is president of the First Insurance Finance Company, ami vice president and treasurer of the United Federal Savings Loan Company Duriiv: his Im.-iness activities he lias been president of the Travelers' Insurance Mul'ial Casualty Coiiipauv. a director of h.wa Home OwneiV Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and also a director of the Agricultural Life Insurance CVmp.iny of America. He was the urttunuer and owner of the inurance agency wlu$h bore his name. Olmstead. Inc.. General Insurance Agency, with which he was connected from ira to MKV2 The Republican primaries are wide open, untrammelled and free The announcement of General Olmstead places before Iowa Republicans two excellent candidates.-., Governor who submits hi> cause on the record he has made and a Bn.aulier General with an j excellent record as a business executive and soldier What lie Must Be. When A. A. l.oveland. the organisa­ tion's choice for democratic governor, took himself out of the running he did it in these words: "Votive' eot to have it in vmir heart to be a politician. I 'just don't have it in my heart." Mr. l.oveland thus—unwittingly perhaps—handed a hot one to whoever may become the Democratic candidate The implication of his remark is that the Democratic candidate must be a politician of the son ,),at he .Loveland i cannot simulate. They Are Grateful. Representative Charles Hocven of Iowa's Eighth District made a number of shortwave broadcasts to the people of Holland during the war, in their native tongue. These were messages of cheerfulness and of hope during the dark days when Holland was overrun by the Nazis. Since the war. Representative Hocven has been getting letters of appreciation from Holland, some of them from high public officials. Challenges The Orders. Senator George A. Wilson recently brought the military committee of the Senate to a halt when he abruptly challenged its members on the legality of executive orders. He challenged the orders which are supplanting federal laws unci setting up a government by executive order rather than by law. The Senator was provoked to this challenge by an order of the president which transferred the functions of the property administration to a new agency created by the order. The Senator stopped his colleagues for the moment. They laid aside the order and began to lake account of what executive orders have done to the federal administration in nullifying laws of Congress and setting up a system of dictation and control from the White House. Senator Wilson says, "There seems to be a determined effort on the part of some in the administration to circumvent Congress, and resort entirely to executive orders. To me this is the most offensive. In this day of bureaucracy and persistent grasping for power for those apparently desirous of making this country over, I want to bo recorded as one of those demanding that we adhere strictly to the fundamentals of government and preserve the representative system of government." Preparing The Ballots. Secretary of State Wayne Ropes is guiding the preparation of primury ballots for those in service. The service ballot in the coming election will Something New Has Been Added!! Yes, we now have in stock « n exclusive line of Costume Jewelry which Includes these attractive articles: —Expansion Watch Bands. —Gorgeous Pin and Earring Sets —Beautiful Necklaces. —UK Gold Lockets and Croats to thrill madam's heart. —Wrist Watches. DRUG NEEDS . , Alka SclUcr, 60c size. 49c St. Joseph Aspirin, 100 J5c Noxcma, 35c size tt t Pcpsodcnt Tooth Paste, 50c value 29c Paper Napkins, 80 for 10c Brueckner Drug Store PRESCRIPTION SERVICE Fountain ClgarrUw be of the same size and paper-weight of all other ballots. Secretary Rope estimates the ballots of service veterans in the June primaries at around 11000. His estimates lake into consideration the decreased number o! ! those now in service in comparison with the primary of 19-44 when -1,95! | ballots were sent out and .1187 vett \ returned to go into the ballot btws. Jensen On Housinc Congressman Ben Jensen »f the j Seventh district, recently gave hi) his House colleagues some commonsense .suggestions about the buildis; of homes. He boiled his remarks ion \ to the point that if homes are to b« j built there must be sumelhitu; resit \ than grandiose schemes of houses a: costs beyond those who need thcE There must bo practical application e( | the American way of doing thinss fc" getting material mills at work. sr4 | workmen all over the land at the j;4 of building. Jensen declared thil "needed houses can be built quicker and better by local labor in ever; community and at far less money, il ; only they can get the material that is | needed." IOWA RABBIT SEASON CLOSES ON MARCH 1ST The season on cottontails and jack rabbits closes March 1st after nne of | the best rabbit hunting seasons in several years. An estimate of the number | of rabbits taken during the '45-'4li sea- as almost two and one half million animals. Except for a few areas in tin State, rabbits were considered very abundent. EARLY CHORES. Daryl Goode of near Blakesburg is in the habit of arising early, but notu early as he did one mornng recently. Daryl woke about 1:00 a. m. and *• eided it must be lime to do the chortt He fed the cows and had started milk-' ing them when other members ot it' Goode family returned home after attending a basketball game and seeinl the light in the barn thought someone had forgotten to turn it off The entire family went out to catch the culprit and when they discovered vtoi'l was, Daryl had milked 17 of the S» ] cows. Herald Want Ads bring rosultsi Thought Qems ELEMENTS OF HAPPINESS. Happiness is the legitimate friiiWM of love and service—Arthur S. Hardy, [ • • • • • Seek happiness tor its own sake *«j you will find it; seek tor duty, «». happiness will follow as the shatto* comes with the sunshine.—Tryon »' wards. >•»•« If the principles of contentment «* not within us the height of station w worldly grandeur will as soon add I cubit to a man's stature as to nisi* O* piness.—Sterne. Pure humanity, friendship, to"* the, interchange ot love, bring to eaP? i» foretaste ot heaven. Thoy tw» e % restrial and celestial joys, and ctw. them with blessings infinite. —'»«. Baker Eddy. i< ***** M There is little pleasure in the vram, that is sincere and true beside th«fl doing good. No other is comp»« ble "l this.—TiUotson. * * * * ' .it' An act of goodness is ot itsoli «v»g, of happiness. No reward cominS •jl the event can compare with the •"S- reword that wont with it.-M«W| Maeterlinck.

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