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

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 6, 1946
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An illustration of the demand that exists for electrical appliances of all kinds came to our attention Monday morning when we saw two, Frigidalres being unloaded at the Hoth Hardware Store. It was the first ones of this make the store has received and when asked if they were intending to advertise them through the columns of the Herald, we were shown a list of 20 names of people who have registered to get a refrigerator as they are re ceived. What is true at Hoth*s is duplicated in all the other stores in town handling electrical appliances we learned as we inquired along our beat Monday. NESTING BIRDS OF IOWA • • • • • The housing shortage can be expensive even for the folks who are content to live in a trailer house. Down nt Iowa City where 250 trailer units are to be available by June, those arriving there now are being occupied as fast as they are received by married veteran students. Monthly rental for them, the latest University bulletin says, ranges from $25 for the standard type to S32.50 "for the expansible variety." That's enough, too! • » • • • This week this office received the monthly bulletin of the Iowa Taxpayers Assn., and we were surprised to learn therefrom that Postville's school enrollment exceeds that of-, a I number of county seat towns in Iowa. We have more pupils in the Postville schools than do such towns as Adel, Allison, Corydon, Elkader, Garner, Keosauqtla, Logan, Montezuma, Northwood, Orange <?ity, Pocahontas, Primghar. Sidney and other county seat cities. Yet. according to the Iowa Taxpayer, all of the districts mentioned have a much higher per pupil cost of operation than does the' Postville school. As our school attendance increases here, the need for a larger building will face us. It would be economical to delay building operations until material and labor get back to somewhere near normal. In the meantime, let's put the present building in shape to carry us through for a few more years. KILLDEER By Ellis Hicks Iowa State College Wildlife Specialist The kllldeer, most common member of the plover family, arrives in Iowa as early as February. However, the usual arrival date is around March 10. It's a noisy creature whose shrill cry sounds like "kill-dee, kill-dee." From its cry, the bird receives its most common name, kllldeer. The killdeer is common to pastures, meadows, cornfields, sloughs and mud- fiats. Its nest can be found in any of these places and contains usually four eggs. In spite of the lack of close vegetation, the eggs blend deceivingly with ground coloration. The egg colors range from dark buff to a dirty gray and are spotted with dark gray and chocolate brown blotches. They are decidedly pointed at one end so there is little possibility of their rolling out of the shallow ground nest. Somewhat of an actor, the female can display an excellent imitation of a severe injury in order to distract the attention of'an intruder from the nest and eggs. She will fly a few feet from the nest and fall flat on the ground, wings outstretched, fluttering spasmodically and at the same time crying pitcously as though dying. If followed, she revives miraculously to limp and flutter along, dragging an apparently broken wing. At the proper distance from the nest, she's up and away, completely well and as good as new. Food of the killdeer consists mostly of insects such as cutworms, wireworms, ticks, mosquitoes, clover beetles, grasshoppers and grubs. The colors of the male and female are similar. The bill is black; top of the head, gray-brown; forehead, white; cheek and eye, brown; chin and under- pnrts, white; two black bands for the vest; wings, brown-gray with large feathers tinged rust-red and tipped with black; tail feathers, brownish red, shading to black and tipped with white. Feet and legs are yellow. How Many Links Would Mr. Brown Have To Cut? Be On Guard Against Brooder House Fires When school district electors go to the polls next Monday to choose two directors and a treasurer, they will also be given a ballot granting the board authorization to levy 2Vj mills" this year as an emergency levy. To us it would seem good business sense to approve this levy. Iowa school laws are such whereby a school board cannot utilize general fund monies for the school house fund, nor vice versa. The local board finds the school house badly in need of repairs in order to protect it from further deterioration. Built 32 years ago, with little or no repair work undertaken during the intervening years, things are happening fast to the structure which, if not remedied at once, might put the district in a position where a large outlay of money will be needed to make the place tenable. Monday's REA meeting brought many people to Postville and among these were a number of customers of the Herald who called on us afterward. Many words of praise were passed out on the efficiency with which the large gathering was served by the ladies in charge of the dinner, "Tell the folks we appreciated the generous helpings served and the manner in which they handled the crowd," A. G. Bahr of Waukon told us. About 600 dinners were served, and the ladies did the job in 40 minutes' time, we were told. • ••*«• Security and insecurity continue to have a synonymous implication in our present national economy. Illinois, for instance, now reports that it has 90,800 persons on unemployment compensa tion rolls, while a survey shows that there are 191,880 jobs open. This sort of thing means getting your money worth out of unemployment insurance premiums, but it sifts down to borrowing from Peter to pay Paul. What you have bought in the end is inse curity through failure to look facts in the face and see that the greatest value of all is the. independence. of a job- Latest figures in Allamakee county show that there are 381 unemployed of which number 235 are veterans of World War II. Altogether. 284 veter ans drew servicemen's readjustment compensation, $20 per week being al lowed for not to exceed 52 weeks, depending on the length of time they served. Henry Wallace recently said that he was the fellow who originated the ever-normal granary. If Henry will take the trouble to read the Bible, he will find that Joseph, when he was in .the land of Egypt, beat him by about : three thousand years. But Joseph knew nothing about killing little pigs; says the New Hampton Economist. A White shirt—none on the market for men these days—was listed as a virtual theatre attraction recently - at Summit, N.J. The city's high school; ,tn presenting a benefit play, offered the shirt as a "prize" attraction by the school for those attending the performance. A hat for one lucky man and another for a woman member of the audience, were a]*), offered in the. move to lure out a full house. '"•"iV'i' t ; v ; ^Wfcio saw the first robloT' Mr. Brown was very much in arrears in his room rent. With no money in his possession, he offered to pay with the links of his gold chain. "The only thing I have is this, long gold chain." Brown sadly informed his landlady. "Will you let me pay for my room by giving you one link each day?" "Sure, but who wants a chain cut in not" to exceed j to so many separate links?" "I wouldn't cut a link off each day: it wouldn't be necessary. If there were seven links in the chain, I could give you a link a day for seven days by cutting only one link." The landlady didn't see how this could be done until Mr. Brown ex plained it to her. Then they counted the links in Brown's long chain and decided which links to cut to pay one link each day for 383 days with the smallest number of cut links. We know you'll have no trouble working out the seven link problem; but how about those 383 links? Answer: The long chain is cut at the 7th. 20th 45th and 191st links. That leaves five single links and six sections comprisin 12, 24, 48, 96 and 192 links. Brown gives his landlady a single link on each day of the first five days, then takes them back on the sixth day in exchange for the shortest section. He then gives her the single ones for five more days, then takes all back in exchange for the 12-link section. The process is continued for 383 days. Poultry specialists at Iowa State College say that prospects for high feed prices compared with probable lower poultry and egg prices call for increased attention to the kind of baby chicks that are bought this spring. They say that in the long run the least expensive chicks are those of high quality. Costly brooder house fires can be cut to a minimum if a few simple precautions are followed, says Harold Beaty, Iowa State College agricultural engineer. Thermometers should be placed at the edge of the brooder canopy. They should be two inches above the floor with glass turned to the stove or heater elements. Allow 20 to 30 minutes between changes in thermostat adjustments. The regulator should be checked at the start of each brooder season. Don't allow litter to pile up against the stove. If drafts are poor add more pipe to coal brooders. Use a check damper if the house is located where the draft is strong. Keep baffle chambers and smoke pipe free from soot and the ash pit clean. Never relight an oil brooder while it is still hot. Gases may cause an explosion. Maximum oil flow should be a fast drip rather than an irregular stream which will cause overheating Have 10 feet of smoke pipe for a good draft, and keep the pipe free of soot, A cap on the smoke pipe will help prevent down-drafts from putting out the fire. Use oil that is clean and of correct gravity. If the burners are carbon coated, don't clean them off. They work better with carbon. Start at low heat and gradually work up to the heat desired, turning the regulator screw one-half turn at a time every 10 or 15 minutes. Electric brooders present a different problem. The wiring should be checked by a competent electrical inspector or electrician. Be sure that you are using the correct size of wire and fuses. Check the thermostat wafer before you start the brooder. It's a good idea to change wafers each year. Keep the 'instruction sheet supplied by the manufacturer tacked up in the brooder house for reference. MEDITATION. Iowa was at the top of the list in honey production last year with an estimated production of 25,630,000 pounds. The average sale price for honey last year for the nation as a whole was about 1 cent a pound higher than it was in 1944. Meditation is the nurse of thought, and thought the food for meditation.— C. Simmons. Meditation is that exercise of the mind by which it recalls a known truth, as some kind of creature do their food to-be ruminated upon till all the valuable parts be extracted.—Bp. Geo. Home. • • « « * It is easier to go six miles to hear a sermon, than to spend one quarter of an hour in meditating upon It when I come Home. —Philip Henry. ,., * « * > « It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most on divine truth, that will prove the choicest wisest, strongest Christian.—Bp. Joseph Hall. ••»•••.• Thought must be made better, and human: life more fruitful, for the divine energy to move it onward and upward.—Mary Baker Eddy. Happy the heart that keeps its twilight hour, And, in the depths of heavenly peace' reclined, Loves to commune with thoughts of fender power, . • Thoughts that ascend, like angel* <bjeawti|ul, 'J Av^^hing JacobWladder"of the mlfldl Keeping the sows away from all other livestock lessens the danger of abortions and permits controlled feed ing. Guard,,rails and pig brooders in the farrowing house will prevent chilling and crushing—the two main causes of early pig losses. SCHOOL NEWS. (Continued from page^one) Junior High News. We are working hard on the spelling contest. Dick Scarls. lone Winter, Lorna Luhman and Merlin Schroeder are the ones working In the contest. The best one will bo chosen from these. The seventh and eighth grades were in charge of the check room during the tournament. John Schultz visited in the Junior High room Thursday and Margaret Stcgcn visited Friday. Sixth Grade News. A new unit in English was begun this week on reports. They just finished the unit on conversation. Many have started work on posters to ndvertise something in art. There are many clever ideas in progress. They have started the study of the multiplication of fractions in arithmetic. Two birthdays were celebrated with treats to the class. They were Nora Peake's and Lloyd Thornton's. Lloyd's mother also visited the class. Fifth Grade News. Choosing the important points of each lesson is to be stressed in all work during the following week. In the class period the children will work together, reading and picking out the main facts and putting them in good outline form. Many children spend a great deal of time studying their lessons but they spend their time studying the unimportant items. This is the situation they hope to remedy. These fifth graders have had perfect papers in spelling during the past six weeks' period: Mary Dresser, Kathryn Falb and Donna Schultz. Fourth Grade News. In their reading classes the pupils have been reading stories about Egypt, Ig "How the Stars Helped the People of' Egypt" and "God of the Nile." Mrs. Irving Dcering and Dyron Schultz were recent visitors in our room. Those who were neither absent nor j tardy during the fourth six weeks of school are: Charles Dcering, Billy James. Gloria Muchow. Buddy Peterson, Nancy Roberts. Jack Sherman ind Dunne Sorenson. Third Grade News. Various scenes in the work of lumbering w,erc drawn by each pupil to complete the study of lumber. Two scenes were planned to be reproduced in chalk on the blackboard. These pupils earned- the right to work with the chalk: Barbara DeWitt. Myrna Christofferson. Elvina Fish, Richard Elliott, Dellene Schultz, Eugene Winter and Fritz Palas. Jerry Klingbeil's team defeated Fritz Palas' team Thursday in a contest to show geography study habits. Pipe cleaners and clay used in art class helped each boy and girl to make stick figure. These figures will represent characters in different settings planned by the pupils who arc working in groups. Second Grade News. The second grade lost one pupil last week, when Mary Ellen Elpert moved away. Mary Ellen is going to school at Calmar now. Nine pupils got 100 percent in their six weeks spelling test. ' Nineteen pupils had an average of 90% or above in numbers for the six weeks period. They have been learning how to borrow in numbers this week. In language they have been learning how to write invitations. First Grade News. Mrs. Vernon Ames and son, Donald, and Mrs. Clinton Meyer were guests Tuesday afternoon. None were asked for Thursday this week. They are starting a new science reading book, called, "Sunshine and Rain," after finishing "We See" last week. Everyone has finished their newspaper aprons in art class. The Ljttle Black Sambo picture now has many trees for the jungle and n path on which Little Black Sambo' and a Tiger are standing. Next week they will make another addition for Black Mumbo and Black Jumbo. Two groups finished one reading workbook this week and started another. Kindergarten News. The class was happy to see Bonnie Sanders and Cheryl Nyberg come back to school this week after many weeks of absence, They had several songs to learn that the rest have been singing while they were gone. itrrtnmtnrraimitminnmtmi imiirnnnnBmniiimiiHninniiiiiinitm«itu««««".«»»«.«««- —•» «i St Brueckner Drug | Prescription Service | Fountain Cigarettes iiiiiiiiii'iiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiuiiiiiiinttiiniM ore Left To Write Bv Lou Gardner (Opinions expressed in this column are those of the writer and do not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper.) Primary Contests Frequent. Meddlers may think that because dling in Republican primaries, tut it has always been ncglible and made little or no difference in the fall election results. RETURNS AFTER 75 YEARS. IN A SMALL &gur fUNUK WA» A JAP WAWHIP ANO HELD IT IN SlOtf KSPITE JUWAMMHOW The first public school building was erected in Grinnell in 1854. In 1854 a permanent new building was erected. Prior to moving to the new building a school bell was purchased in the east and taken to Grinnell by oxcart. The bell was first placed on the school yard and later taken to the belfry of the new building. On Feb. 24, 1871. the building burned and the bell was lost, Martin Rickard, going through the rulnsthe following day, discovered the clapper, twisted like a fish hook, and took It home. For 75 years it was a handy anvil on the farm, and was taken with the Rickard family to 11 linois, Missouri, and in 1918, came back to Grinnell. Lacking just one week of being 75 years, Henry M. Rickard, presented the clapper to Superintendent Rupert A. Hawk, and is once again ttv property of the public school. Republicans have two candidates for governor the opportunity will be ripe to stir trouble by playing with "political matches" in the June primaries. They have another guess coming. The state primary system went into effect in 1908. Since that time—in 19 state elections — Republican candidates for governor have had contests in 15 primaries. Only .Jour Republican nominations for governor have been made during that time without primary contests. Governor Carroll had contests in the primaries of both 1908 and 1910. Governor Clark had primary contests in both 1912 and 1914. Governor Harding had a very bitter primary in 1918. His election followed in the fall by 127,304. In 1918 he was accorded a rcnomination without a contest. That was the first primary without a contest for the nomination of governor. Governor Kenyon was the center of a four-cornered primary fight in 1920. The nomination went to convention where he won, and he rang up a victory of 175,010 in the fall. In 1920 he was accorded a renemination without a contest. This was the second Republican primary election for governor without a contest. Governor Hammill had a contest in 1924 with a field of six candidates. That fall he went into office with a plurality of 377.774. He had no primary contest in 1926, so this was the third Republican primary without a contest. He had a stiff contest in the primary 'n 1928 when he ran for a third term. He was nominated and won the fall election by 241,048. Governor Turner had three primary contests starting with his first in 1930. His defeats in 1932 and 1934 resulted from the New Deal sweep of that period. The primary contests had little or nothing to do with his defeats. Governor Wilson hod u primary battle in 1936 and won the nomination. In the fall election he ran 33,770 ahead of Landon and came within 2,431. of beating N. G. Kraschel. In 1938 Wilson was accorded a re- nomination without a primary battle. " ,U W was the fourth Republican primary without a contest for gover- High Spots. A high spot in the Republican rush which is now on to close nomination d candidates for the legislature, is the entrance of Mrs. Kathryn Kirkotegd Bedford, to fill the post of scna'tf made vacant by the death of her his- band during the closing days of tin last session. Another is the announcement to Arch MsFarland of Waterlog that he is again a candidate for representative. He has the longest vA most versatile record of any individuil who has ever served in either house during Iowa history. When Filing Time Started. The date for filing nomination pipers with the secretary of state opend. Saturday, February 23. The record! it that time showed that 88 Republican had signified their intentions to run to representative in the primaries, either by asking for nomination blanks « filing papers. Ten tentative candidate had not given their party affiliation), Only 13 Democrats had been recorded as seeking the 108 representative seati For congress 15 candidates were seek-; ing eight seats—11 Republicans and': four Democrats. For state senalorH' candidates were seeking 22 -seals-JJ. Republicans, three Democrats and c with party affiliation undisclosed. There should be at least one nest in the laying house (or each five hens It's Discriminatory. Harry Linn, State Secretary of At j riculture, says >the reduction in II* production of poultry ordered by federal regulation strikes hard to an » dustry which makes tip 10 percent C the income of Iowa farmers. He afll, particular attention to a reduction cj-. 10 percent of tho turkey crop in other states, in contrast to 11 percent l» ; Iowa. This Is clearly discriminator/.--.; Centennial Coin. Representative Karl LeCompte, lowu's Fourth district, has a bill In tbj ( congressional hopper to mint a 50 w! memorial coin recpgnlzing Iowa's tennial year. These coins, If strung will probably circulate at a premMi with profits going to a centennial *f! servance fund. LeCompte's bill isttf< under consideration by a house coft; mlttee. Ho is pushing for a iavorwt report on it. nor. In 1940 Governor Wilson again faced a fierce primary fight, won it, ran 8,110 ahead of Wendell Willkio, and beat John Valentino by 88,539. In* 1942 Governor Hlckenloopor had a primary contest, beat Earl Miller and in the tall knocked N. G. Kraschel down for the latter's second defeat, by 180,246. Governor Blue in 1944 had a primary contest which he won, In the fall he piled up a plurality of 124,143 against Richard F. Mitchell. No, there Is nothing to tear in Republican primary contests. Tho whole record goes to show that party members fight out their primary battles, in June, then show good sportsmanship In lining up against Democrats In the tall. Sometimes there has been med« Thoughtful Bulletin. A thoughtful bulletin has been 4 sued at the request pf Governor BoW| D- Blue. It Is one which<calH thejj tentlon of Iowa youths" to laws ww*- they should know and obey.- The M letln Is Issued In .a".spirit of guldW boys and girls In ,! how to play'sMjJ ing to the rules." Jf widely clrcuW*. It may carry a message which «1| steady the footsteps ofvmaoyfjfojj people. Of course, the most opriort time to save rboys'Sh'di girls f«^» they got themselves into trouble w leads them •; through;' the -doors. Pfc institutions. If you want your pictures to be Joyed, hang them so' their center!, ft the eye .level .Qjtkn, adult, "° further to a picture's; beauty use tical picture wires father than ducing the triangular .'effect glv^ the use of only onei: ^; v ;_; v y Apple tries am oW pJ » nW i close t6gether,"-They*«rwuld 0«

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