Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 13, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 13, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA. j Marginal I Notes Bq Bill i. "Prof" Evans and his corps of teachers put on quite a show up at tho school house lost wrrk for the lovers of basketball To entertain a district loiinumfnl sectional nv task, in ville doesn't cope u I'll •! >i«'rt ;tki::u h'• light on the heels of a v. in itself is no small a school (he sire of i'ost- have the manpower" to ! the details such an un- h .-l »S -ins up That's delegated some of the li.-h: ring an.i the like .•!:•> pitched ::i !•> hi !p vnvvthiv Teach'.> he '.icd :n every ous- u-.d the result was w.,> van otT w ith little NESTING BIRDS OF IOWA Had the IVstville with bene el.-.s how been hand-picked, hiive l'.;id ii meet y basketLull. The B teams put on as good a show of the iimf ,-hould be played iis any (ili.l! of the aggregations coming more populated places. Thi games were representative of DISTRICT CAGE MEET— (Continued from page one) were John Hodges of Jesiip and Tom Bond of Independence, while I!. G. ; Gortnly of Waterloo and Leonard j Scliillingl.iw at Now Hampton culled j the plnvs for the remainder of the I touniiiment. I The official senrokeoper for tho tour- 1 nameM was .liick I.aVolle. while Don j Rose kept the scorehoard up-to-date, j Floyd Turner's voice was heard Heat- j ing melodiously over Die public art- | dress system with the scores, lost and I found, and other announcements per- ; taining to the tournament. ! Clayton Religious Census Is Started This Week MEADOWLARK Iowa State Strange lark claims from the • class A top rank- ir.$ si-hoots in northeastern Iowa and fans saw a lot of tine tames. Sports- j manship displayed aniens: the opposing I players was good to behold and little | or no deliberate roughness w;is -detected at any tunc. With Lansing and I.awlcr of the class B teams, and Postville and Fllkader of the class A teams going to Cedar Falls this week to the sub-state tournament, northeastern Iowa should be well represented, win or lose. Whatever the outcome, we're proud of these boys. Just a few years ago when the present gymnasium was built, there were those of us who believed our needs had been tilled for a lone tune to come Not many foresaw the time when basketball crowds eotild not be accomodated in the spacious building. However, during the regular playing season just past, on several occasions the gym w .is tilled to eapacity. And at the recent tournament on two nights reni-lo were turned awav bv the hun- , dreds for lack of seating, or for that! *»»'»m» cou,tt >" msiter. .-landing room. All of which recalls that 2r> years ago the little :ym" it: the old building •M by fir the best of its e .t:. <•!' the state. When Is' tournaments were al".ville was always chosen ;r .riotis and well ap- :yg t '.o T and adjoining > with hot and cold nui- Vo;.h. timer, have changed ! st i .rt too. r »y Ellis Hicks. College Wildlife Specialist, s it may seem, the meadow- kinship to the blackbird, oriole, bobolink and cowbird. It is one of tho earliest heralds of spring and often come.' into Iowa early enough to be caugnt in cold snaps and late winter snowstorms. Industrious foragers, some ineadow- larks siay in Iowa until December, and some even stay through the winter. They are indeed gaudy birds. The mcadowlark is a bird of the pastures, meadows and open spaces. A fence post or telegraph pole is a favorite perch. In some instances it may be found in the top branches of groves. After aluthling. it has the habit of (licking its tail, thereby displaying the white outer tait feathers. Its food is divided between insects and weed seeds. Grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, June bugs, white grubs, weevils, cutworms and chinch bugs comprise about three-fourths of the bird's diet. The remainder is mostly seeds of ragweed, barnyard (trass and smartweed With some waste grams. The moadowlark's nest is well built and artfully concealed in a tuft of grass or other vegetation. The grass is arched over the nest to form a roof. Sometimes the nest is enhanced by- having a side entrance. The meadowlark lays from four to five eggs which are crystal white in color with fine dots or thick blotches of chestnut and reddish brown. The bill is bluish black; eye. brown: top of head and back of neck -are streaked buff and black with a stripe of bulT, down the middle of the crown. A yellow stripe extends from above the eye to the neck. Cheeks are «raywhite. The meadow lark's chin and throat are yellow just above the black "V." The breast is yellow, belly gray with dark brown spots on the "sides. Wing ieaih- crs are barred black and brown. The outer throe pairs of Vail feathers are white with the remainder barred black and brown. Its feet and legs are light brown. ' .iC.Ki roox >s eon-ode: nd :;i this 'V ..:-.d it; .:er. ids in Cedar county instead of in Linn: Webster City in Webster county instead of in Hamilton where it rightfully belongs. Other pnz.:lers are Des Mo'iies in . Polk county, not in Des Benton isn't m Benton county.—it's m Ringgold; neither is Monona in the county of that name, but as our readers know, in Clayton county: and we could go on like that for another column or two, but if you're interested, just spend a half hour sometime with an Iowa map or listing of cities and towns and see how confusing it can be to keep these in their proper counties. Upper Iowa U. Employs New Field Representative One hundred and fifty census work- : ers arc busily engaged m contactmg all families in the county in order io obtain requested information for the Iowa Religious Census. This survey j work will be completed within the , next week. Dr. Calvin Schnueker. University of ; Dubuque, met with county leaders. ; township captains and neighborhood • workers in the Evangelical church. El- ] kader, Tuesday at 1:30 p. in., at which • time the survey was explained and materials distributed. The speaker ex-i plained that fourteen state church | bodies are cooperating with the three j state agencies sponsoring this census j It is directed throughout the state by 1 n committee representing the Iowa ' Christian Rural Fellowship, the Kural j Life Department of the Iowa Inter- j Church Council and the Iowa State t College. Reports obtained will be summarized ; and given to leaders of churches for i use in planning local church work Copies of all reports will be sent to Iowa State College to be used in 1 studies of factors in church work in Iowa. The religious census report is designed to obtain information regarding the interests of people that will he valuable to those planning church pro- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, m ^ CPORTS *JP OUT OF ADAM'S HAT LOO BENDER OF COLUMBIA, ls?Ort60 WtTH WE. 5 SHOT'S HE TRIED ASAIN9T WfUWAMjON Dec 18 .1931- HIS 13 POINTS FOR ONLV PART Of A SAME WfiUO THE COMPUTE 6AME TOTAL/ DURINS THE 1921 — 11 SEASON PASSAIC MtOH SCHOOL WON ASAMETj0/ A SCORS OF ifSTOS — Gioase -rwMPSorJ MADS 69 cf rue P0I1TS' IK ItoS, WRING THE CWCASO-reMN- SYI.VAHIA GAME, PAT PAGE, CHICAGO STAR, WAS KNOCKED Off BAL ANCE BUT THREW THE WU THROUGH HIS IES5 AN0 -5CORED.'.' Left To Write Bv Lou Gardner (Opinion's expressed m this are those of the writer and necessarily conform to the pulley of this newspaper.* column do not ihtorial Fayette. Iowa. March 11. 11)43.—Dr. V. T. Smith. President of Upper Iowa University, announced today that Mr. C..ngre.-v:r..::>. Henry O Talk* of the ; sec tui k'.va cngressional district is i .r.e o-' a group of congressional leaders ; who are supporting a movement to i hasten rehabilitation of the nation's j war-depleted timber resources. Their : plan is to establish a system of forestry \ research centers strategically located throughout the country—one for each ' major forest type. Of the $3,600,000 re- : quested for 76 such centers. $325,000 is to be earmarked for six stations in knva. Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri. The country is crying for lumber; perhaps this group can find the answer. Similarity of names, especially among the Meyers. Schroeders and Schultzcs in this community, has oftentimes produced mixups in delivery of mail, identification of persons connected with the families in question and the like. Last week a visit from the stork was at the root of considerable am- barrassment for one of these families. A daughter was reported born to Mr. and Mrs. Willard Meyer, but the published report didn't say which Willard. There happens to be a Willard Meyer on a Postville rural route and another on a Clermont rural route but the latter lives close enough to our town so he calls Postville home Result was that the Willard A. Meyers got innumerable letters and cards of congratulations on the daughter which in reality had been horn to the Willard C. Meyers. They took the matter graciously all-around—and the little girl didn't mind it either. When Elbert Jahnke and Dale Meyer were called up to Fort Snelling, Minn, recently to undergo their physical ex aminations under the selective service I program. Dale got a chuckle or two out | of Elbert's fondness for candy bars. These, as everyone in civilian life knows, are a rather scarce commodity, but in military post P-X's the boys have access to them in just about any variety or quantity funds will permit them to buy. So, while the boys were awaiting their turn to do the "strip act," they visited the P-X where Elbert proceeded to lay in a generous stock of candy bars to bring home with him. Dale seeing the large quantity Elbert was buying, wisecracked, "If you had just told me what you came up here for, I could have driven our truck and hauled your stock of merchandise home you." Thus far, Elbert hasn't opened a confectionery store here. • • « • • It's disconcerting to keep towns and counties straight in Iowa. No less an authority than the Iowa Development Commission found that out last week when they sent out a national press release placing Sioux City In Sioux county instead of where It belongs, Sn Woodbury county. Similar mixups often are made by putting Cedar Ruu- The business men gave Gacides Brooks a fancy armchair at the party honoring him last Thursday night, and last Sunday when he wanted to eat a bowl of popcorn while sitting in the new piece of furniture, his wife dissented. "Was it because she thought the fat on the corn would spot the upholstery?" someone asked him. And Gaddes came right back with, "What fat'.' They're shipping that all over to Europe now." All of which indicates that even in his retirement Gaddes is still alert and ready on the trigger with his witty answers. The Rev. Ludwig heaped words of praise on Gaddes. all deserved. And while he didn't say it in just these words, he conveyed to his listeners the idea that it is far better to pass out a few bouquets to the living than to wait until they are passed on. And that's what the business men tried to do Thursday night—but Gaddes says the fragrance of the "bouquets" were a bit more than he hud expected. * « « * • Money may be the root of all evil, as the good book says, but most people don't mind having a generous portion of it handy. Not so with Miss Merna Aitchison, commercial department head in Postville public schools. Last week during the district tournament found Miss Aitchison in her accustomed place in the cashier's cage of the ticket office, and while she can make change and push out the pasteboards with the best of them, she was led to remark Saturday, "I handled so much money so fast each night, I don't want to see any more of the stuff for some time to come." Then, reflectively, she added! "Not until next pay day— the Easter parade is coming." grams, quested A A separate report is for each family. oc re- MKTKOU I'OIMI. the loll In Thick of the ivore-i k of the k.ttl,- tV.-.gri.-s Kepi. UgUt. have 1 • n tho force of arms through a p lianee such as hits brought us wars during a generation. •u'er a!, into twj It Is Working The Governor's revolving fund cm. titmes to save money for o>iini!«t state institutions, public schools atvj other educational institutions. Through operation of this fund. Henry Weichman of the State Executive Cw.ncl has delivered four carloads and several ivi-r. th emp troak of light eomin the sky was seen by thri of the Karraers Elevator at Ser They reported that the light api to hit the ground and then b Upon investigation it was touo.. a meteor which had completed l> before hitting the ground m> of the phenomenon. All that w. ible were small round sp burned ur .i .-s with light, white, the middle. Ilojll loyees ..nt. in o.u-ed 'iinee I th..t gaung cause tin- G I. 1! •f i; ..iui throw -I i li.-p' The ;•„.•,% 1- 'svni' SOCKS i OK SALE. | A retail ceiling price of :;."> cents ,i 1 pair has been established for men's I new cotton-ami-wool soeks declared surplus by the Navy ami now being sold for civilian use. The Otfu-e of Price Administration has announced. Approximately 1000.000 pairs of these socks are located in various parts of the country and available for sale by regional offices of War Assets Corporation. drop shipments of tires at a two-thirds of (heir normal i tires have been of six. eight ;>!y delivered at $11 to $!> i quality and size. The cost- h pin- freight and handling eh o tin-, were all purchased frm;: te.eut war surplus supplies volvmg fund has recentlv in,, (iiivha.-e of 1800 mattii e ,eh These are now going - •". n-toiHiiHis. colleges and seh. t.-tc still has available .- : ol.iiikits of which a large u s Wig- made to counties and st e •lis. These are available i .'.uN, county homes and oi.'g half b t Th and le:. it, tu- V- The re- tv The They Stilt Stand. two million doll. E. S. Johnson of Fayette, has been appointed field representative of Upper Iowa University in the Student Admissions Office, to succeed Mr. Don P. Hawkins who left the employ of Upper Iowa on February 28. Mr. Johnson was graduated from Upper Iowa University in 1942, with a B. A. degree. He was it teacher in the Oelwein High School from the time of his graduation until his entrance into the service in 1942. At the time of his discharge he was a Sergeant in the Army Engineering Corp in the Pacific. Mr. Johnson will devote his full time to field work, representing Upper Iowa University. lull which. • to oven-ill, ,-o -mi liil'ec Tht- the „i •cent go th., ihontv i transportation law. as well i :Vi of the h-.iis ng iniettd.ihle our courts been by- et.vcs and TEACHING PKEAC'HERS. The teacher shortage in LuVerne was solved by Supt, T. A. Hjelle. He called upon Rev. Paul II. Koeknvan and Rev. Robert Phillips to help out three years ago. The two ministers have taught only morning classes in order to allow them ample time to keep up with their ministerial duties. All have been pleased with the arrangement. FARM KERNELS. It happened at one of Independence's downtown cafes last week, says the Bulletin-Journal of that city. A customer, a middle-aged man and the two girls behind the counter were discussing "wolves," human variety. Said the man in a more-or-less virtuous tone of voice, "It has been a good many years since I made love to anyone but my wife." Quipped one of the gals, "Are you bragging or complaining?" • • * * « And the same paper says: Jake More, who is the Democratic Moses to lead the children of Israel out of the wilderness in Iowa politics, is lamenting that the state fair board horns- woggled the government out of a considerable amount of money in the settlement of the use by the government of the fair grounds. Dear, Honest Jake, who believes in thrift and frugality, like all new dealers, is scandalized to learn that the buccaneers and pirates of Washington have been cheated out of a few thousand dollars from the 300 billion dollars deficit it has taken them more than a dozen years to build up. Jake says they must pay it back. A little flattery, now and then, Makes husbands of the single men. A soil test may be the answer if you are wondering what grade of fertilizer to use this spring. * • » » » Iowa farmers are using nine times as much commercial fertilizer as they did six years ago. • * * « * In keeping household accounts, use some kind of form, even if it is but a 10-cent notebook. Provide space for a yearly summary, so one year may be compared with another, and your ac count book will be a ycar-in, year-out guide to spending. ***** Farmers who grow soybeans in 1946 are assured of no lower price than they received for the 1945 crop. ***** Iowa farmers had 11 percent more hogs January 1 this year than January 1, 3S45. ***** i Total world food output per person in 1945 was 12 percent smaller than in prewar years. It's the boiling water that kills the. worms in the brooder house and not the lye. ***** It takes about 10 pounds of soft corn to provide the same amount of nu trients as eight pounds of dry corn. ***** If you're looking for a greater fruit yield, place a colony of bees in your back yard this spring. ***** Allowing the chicks to run with the old hens, or raising them near the old hens endangers them to contracting leukosis—range paralysis. A kindly old gentleman smiled sympathetically at a small newsboy who was staggering under a load of newspapers. "Goodness, my boy, don't all those papers make you tired?" 'Naw," replied the lad, "I don't read em." t step hack V. the .aithonty oi which m ivcem years hav f;if t.-o much by do bine,in rulings. Representative Hen Jensen of l..\va. told Congress "the only way to get low prices is to get pr.-duottoii." lie declared housing subsidies "would make il possible for a bunch of fellows to build tm houses and glass cages that me not tit for humans to live in and pay them a great subsidy for doing that, thereby stilling the normal building trade." James 1. Dollivei- of lo-.v;i. said offering lavish and unprincipled subsidies "will not accomplish the result desired. These subsidies will result in mole spending of v.nli no benefits commensurate with the expenditure." si-h.---: the iJir i ycir::. stead t; a !»!:!! en'.ttt K distributing a million dollar supplemental aid to schools during the first round of against them in the district Pocahontas county. These were r-itswi ] by the last legislature. They had btvt i challenged as in conflict with :i w.- j stittuional provision on distribution c! j school funds. The court held tl» constitutional provision only applies ts the permanent school fund The casrt wtll now probably go to the Shite Su>-, preme Court. If the holding of the lower court is upheld the way Willi* opened to a wider field of state aidu the constitutional bar has in the !«st been considered a hindrance u such aid. 1 that ) merely i public funds. Rev. W. M. Suckow and son, Dale, came yesterday from Van Meter. The former visited here until today when he returned home, while Dale remains to resume his pre-war position nt the Postville Farmers Cooperative Creamery Company. Thought Qems Looked Him Over. Tin- presence of former Governor Harold Stassen of Minnesota in Des Mmnes last week naturally made » stir among capital city politicians, lie ; was here to take part in a forum pro- ' gram and spent a busy day in confer- ; enee with those of political mind and • inclinations. Though looked upon as i a potential candidate for the Itepub- j licaii nomination for president in 1948,! he made no commitments in his inter- i views here. Able, active and with an | attractive personality, he made orable impression with who looked him battle in mind. It Will Not Work. The Truman administration has $* eided on inflation. That was ti' method followed in 1933 when tb« price of gold was blown up to pull f out of the depression. It did not work.' Upping prices to be paid with dollafi of sagging value is not going to to anything more than lull the unthinking into belief that they are escape burdens left by the war. Some pwf" —a lot of them, in fact—have yet t> learn the hard way that prosper!?both personal and public, calls '<* work, thrift and commonsense. TREATMENT FOR CATTLE GRUBS STIM. rROFITABU. a fav- Republicans over with the 1948 CALMNESS. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control—James Allen. ***** Serenity of mind and calmness of thought are a better enjoyment than anything without us.-—Benjamin Whichcote. ***** Waves of serener life pass over us from time to time, like ilukcs of sunlight over the fields in cloudy weather. -rHenry D. Thereau. ***** The secret heart is devotion's temple; there the saint lights the llame of purest sacrifice, which burns unseen but not unaccepted.—Hannah More. ***** The Soul-inspired patriarchs heard the voice of Truth, and talked with God as consciously as man talks with man.—Mary Baker Eddy. ***** How calmly may we commit ourselves to the hands of him who bears up the world,—Richter. A Wonderful Example. The record ot Gardner Cowles who passed away last week after a lifetime of active work in Iowa newspaper and other circles may be an inspiration to pauses to give it Mr. Cowles' life a great state during a " its history. The imy young man who study and reflection, was part of wonderful part of story of Mr. Cowles' life is typical of the strength of those ol his generation who did so much by toil, constructive management and ceaseless energy to create and pursue the things of life which make leir prosperity, clean living and successful careers. Not Helpful. The Winston Churchill speech was a plain attempt to sell us another war. It was the kind of a speech which should have been made in England, not on American soil. It is unfortunate that its settings were here in the mid­ west with the President, by his presence giving it the appearance of having national approval. It did not help the UNO. It did not help our relations with Russia. It did not otter a solution of the problems which block peace. It was a suggestion only of the It is still not too late to treat cat* for grubs. The treatment will pay w mutter whenit is done us Ions as ife' cuttle have grubs. That's the opinion of Harold Gundf- son, Iowa State College entomologist Gunderson says that the first grubs a« beginning to show up in northern to*" cattle now and treatment would be i» order. Treatment consists of rubbing 1-percent rotenone dust into the bic» of tho cattle where the grubs «!»*• One pound of the dust will treat eight to ten head of cattle. This ire* mom is also effective in killing c«t# lice. The judge, disgusted by tho nun*« of divorces in town, finally t"*™ sign on the door: J"Meditate well, girls, before Jf make your decision. Remember, »»- mony is next to useless on a « night." Platonic love is like being down into the cellar for a di'M " dinger ale. 1 8*1 Traffic Officer: "As-soon «' you come around the curve 1 myself, "Forty-five ot least," .* Woman Driven "Well you (»« j "JI This hat is what makes mo loot ».| old,"

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