Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 20, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 20, 1946
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I Marginal i Notes- Bu Bill NESTING BIRDS OF IOWA To paraphrase. "When office seekers come, can election be far away"" This year again, because of the necessity of .cottiii!: out primary election ballots early so they may be sent to men still ti) the services, candidates for public offices arc required to tile earlier. For slate and national offices fil; f IT office ended March IS: for county offices the last day for filing is March 2o Several candidates for county offices are becinnint: to circulate amotv4 voters to renew acquaintances, and as mitht be expected, they look up the local newspaper office. Wo wouldn't say their sole purpose is to "get their names in the paper.'' because we count them awo!!i! our friends—if they are already in office, or in case they ee; there. After all. as present or prospective public servants everyone likes to cultivate an acquaintanceship with these men. to know them better and to determine their qualifications for the offices they seek So. no matter how busy we are. we always gladly give a few minutes time to welcome the candidates who pull our latchstring. Speaking of elections reminds us of the candidate from over near Lansing who sought one of the state legislature seats a few years back. All candidates had been invited to attend the Big- Four Fair and were given an opportunity to address the crowds after the free acts had been presented. This Cargoes Being Dropped In Delivery Hy Planes FLICKER By Ellis Hicks. Iowa State College Wildlife Specialist. The dicker, known also -as the golden-shafted woodpecker, yellowhammer and high-holer, is another early spring arrival, coming to Iowa about March 20. It is a very sociable bird and can be seen often in a friendly association with other birds, especially when feeding on the ground. Incidentally, if you see a flicker in an attitude of rest on the ground, seemingly using its bill for a rest, it is merely getting a dinner of ants. Us extensible tongue is equipped with barbs and sticky saliva, particular candidate wasn't posted on j By inserting its bill into an ant half. its tongue can reach into the ant runways where ants are hooked or get stuck on the tongue. Grasshoppers, beetles and grubs are also eaten but in minor quantities. Flickers have been taken with as many as 5.000 ants ! rump is white, upper tails coverts are in their stomachs. \ barred black and white. Upper sur- The tlicker is common around farm- j face of tail feathers is black with yel- steads. especially those with woodlots. ) low shafts, and outer tail feathers It's a noisy bird, but not disagreeably j brown interspersed with black. Feet so. Its call is a "wick-up." "wick-up." and legs are blue-gray. The female "wick-up." or sometimes a rapid" wick- does not have the black mustache. SPRING FEVER. . the geography of his own county and believed Postville to be in Clayton county. Said he in opening his address. "Of course, you folks can't vote for tr.e. being from Clayton county. . . ." etc. When the votes were counted on election night, this candidate's "prophesy" proved correct. . . he didn't get over a dozen votes here. Another election story comes to mind. Postville had an honorable and highly respected citizen who wanted to go to Des Moines to help make a few- laws. He traveled over the county for! several weeks calling on voters and I An elevator operator in a downtown most of them assured him they would j building, off for the day. was replaced support him at the polls. The morning ! by a cute little miss greenhorn, who after election day the candidate in • or. her hrst trip brought the elevator <]ttest:..-:i upon learning he had re- 1 to an abrupt stop. ceived only the support of the people! "Did I stop too quickly?" she asked in his home town, came into our of- * the passengers. tice and remarked. "My. my. I never! -\o indeed," coyly replied a little would have believed there were so ; old lady in one corner of the car, "I many liars in Allamakee county." | always wear my bloomers around my • • • • • ' ankles." Then they tell of the democratic can-1 * * " " * for sheriff who visited the re-! A well known stiles executive fell in publican stronghfild of Ludlow town- i love with a night club cigarette girl ship many years ago. Armed with a i and decided to marry her. For the ecuple boxes of Havana cigars iper- 1 sake of prudence he hired a private missible in those days but since for- i diek to get a character report on her. bidden' the candidate with the donkey ' The operator's report read: trade mark made a fine speech in one! "This lady has a fine reputation. Her i f the Ludlow school houses and being ' vast is without a blemish; she has a a popular citizen of the county, he i circle of impeccable friends. The only drew n large enough crowd to get rid ' breath of scandal is that lately she's wick-wick." Drumming is the flicker's favorite sport be it on ridgepole or a hollow tree. Usually five to nine white eggs are laid in a hollow tree or stump either a few feet from the ground or ns high as 30 feet in the tree. The flicker has been known to lay its eggs in a depression on the ground but this is rare. The eggs are pure white in color. Its coloration is interesting with the forehead and top of the head a bluish gray followed by a bright red crescent. Cheek, chin, throat and side of the neck are buff with n black mustache below the eye. A black crescent marks the upper breast: lower breast and belly are brownish gray spotted with black. Its wings are golden yellow- underneath. Back of the neck is bluish gray. Back and upper wing feathers are brown, barred with black The lower wing feathers are dark brown with golden yellow shafts. The Parachute deliveries and helicopter taxis shared headline trends in the aviation world ibis week as San Francisco witnessed the first demonstration of non-stop freight service and Chicago moved to be the first American city to establish an aerial shuttle between its airport and business section. A group of former Flying Tigers, operating the National Skyway Freight Corporation, gave San Francisco its preview of the future in the Held of air cargoes. Nineteen crates of sterling silver sets were dropped by the lirie to as many merchants in the Hay Area. Wafted down by parachute, each landed safely at Mills Field ami caused one reporter to describe the events as .> "silver lining out of the clouds." The drop was made at 300 feet, with Duke Hedniiin. veteran of parachute drops in Burma and (lights over the "hump." as pilot of the delivery cargo plane. The delivery was one of 17 demonstrations throughout the country to establish the feasibility of cheaper air delivery through parachute express. Air Sites rropnsccl. Air-minded citizens in Chicago, meanwhile, had begun new efforts to establish the city as the first utilizing helicopters for "taxi" service between the city and the downtown section 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.> Timely Action. State Auditor diet .Akers has commenced systematic consultations tcilh building and loan association otficers In guard against lending too liberally on iullatcd values. He says the aim is to check on inflationary values and inflationary loans. As a sample, he cites a Pes Moines residence which sold a while hack at $4.0(10 and recently was valued at S'.l.OOO. Under the 70 percent rule on which associations may loan, the residence at the former price would have justified a $3.:i(!0 loan. At the last estimate of value, it could carry a SO.MW loan. The Slate Auditor does not claim the right to\iictate loan terms, but he expects to accomplish some good by friendly conferences with association heads. His move is timely and well founded. Another Round. Tile cent-a-gallon gas tax will have another round in the courts. Us legality was upheld in the district court. Now L. V. Carlton of Iowa City, is going to take the case to the Supreme Lincoln Park .and Northerly Island I Court. This is well. Better have the had been suggested as possible sites I matter fully settled right at the start for small-sized helicopter airports and I than carry on and have doubts arise Ben Regan, former chairman of the ! later, state aeronautics commission, backed the drive by sayin PRACTICAL THINKING REQUIRED. IS 'Helicopters are a natural for shuttle or taxi service between the airport and the central business area and steps should be taken right now to encourage their use at the earliest possible time. The war speeded up research in In the meantime, as the suits had '-are being tried, money is piling up in (the fund which will go for rural roads i and city streets if the law is upheld. Gave Him Good Words. Six Dutch journalists from Holland met Representative Charles lloevcn of Iowa, in Washington, and gave him helicopters and great progress has been , word thai their countrymen had ap of all the cigars. After the votes were counted, he learned his S5.C0 worth of cigars had netted him .... just three votes. All of which goes to show you can't change an elephant into a jackass. * « # • • Here's an old one. but as nine out of nine in our office missed it, we are passing it on to you. "If six cats eat six rats in six minutes, how many cats will it take to eat 96 rats in 96 minutes?" If you can't get this one. you'll find the answer at the tail-end of this column. # # * * # From this corner it looks like the big bottleneck in home construction is the lack of material, says the Strawberry Point Press Journal. How can anybody build a house without lumber? The retail lumbermen are not at all pleased with the way things are going. One told us that because of government price rules, the lumber mill can get more for a square timber than it can by cutting up the timber into boards which seems silly in the face of it. Our contractors and builders could construct several houses right here in this town this summer but there won't be any built if the materials cannot be secured. « • • • • And speaking of building bottlenecks, up at Excelsior, Minn., Lowell Moody 's home town, the editor of the local paper is suggesting to G. I.'s to get the pioneering spirit that prevailed years ago. He proposes that young couples simply dig a cellar, move in and then await the time when materials for the "superstructure" are again available. Ingredients fo." such a venture he points out, are simply a lot, cement, roofing material, and the sort of modern building "knowing how" which is obtainable at the library. The results, he says, are a clean, comfortable home in which a couple can live with actual necessities and "without apology," "Newjy-weds," he- writes, "can move in, occupy their home with confidence, and self respect, entertain their friends, give parties. Better still, they can pioneer .... Then in a year or two, when conditions change, our young couple may build the superstructure of their home almost without waste, their basement being complete to start with. And they will always have their splended adventure to remember." been going around with a sales executive of doubtful reputation." » « « w « Struggling Artist (being dunned for rent and endeavoring to put up a bold front P : "Let me tell you this—in a few years' time people will look at this miserable studio and say. Cobalt, the famous artist, used to work there.'" Landlord: "If you don't pay your rent by tonight they'll be able to say that tomorrow." * » * > * A milk bottle fished out of the Atlantic ocean was found to contain a piece of mysterious looking paper, but the writing was too water-soaked to be deciphered. It was clearly an F. B. I. case. Various tests were made and acids applied. At last, six words stood out in startling clearness.' "two quarts of milk, no cream," Many years ago. just after the last war. the then Vice President Mr. Marshall uttered his famous "What this country needs is a good five cent cigar.'" Mr. Marshall's words were practical then and would be practical today. We again need a "good five cent cigar" and all that that stands for. But more than that we need some practical j^hinking. When we hear our president talk about lending billions of dollars abroad, we feel like saying: "Now let's be practical ! What does a billion dollars mean to this country?" We are afraid that that question would not be very welcome. Few in or outside of the government know what a billion dollars mean and how their absence from the economy of the country will affect us. It represents, so they say, just so much bookkeeping. Perhaps it does, but it also represents so many dollars in taxes from the rest of us. We are not opposing any loans abroad. We are merely asking for some practical explanation of what such a loan would mean to the average man. We can't visualize billions. There is only one way that we can made with them." Discuss Cap Outlook. In Indianapolis future plans for the civil air patrol had been discussed at a meeting of CAP unit commanders and high-ranking Army Air Forces officials. Scheduled to be continued on a civilian basis, the CAP will operate tinder a program described by I.t Col. Walker W. Winslow. Indiana wing commander, as a preparation for any emergency. "Our" only objective." said Col. Winslow." will be to co-operate with various federal and state agencies in any way we can to train our personnel so that we will be prepared to assist in any emergency that may arise." predated the. shortwave broadcasts he made in then- language during the dark days of the war, Heeven's grandparents were born in Holland. He speaks the language fluently. Iowa State Horticulturist Visits County This Week Looking Into Sales. Senator George A. Wilson has he investiga'.ms the sale of war surplus goods at the storage depot on the Iowa State Fair grounds, lie has had complaints that the goods have been .-old in lots which by their size have pie- vented the exercise of veterans' prefer ences. He says n looks as thotich the army is selling goods and keeping the proceed?, in department funds. If the goods are sold as war surplus the Senator says the money should go to the general fund. L. C. Groves, horticulturist of Iowa State College, will bo in the county Thursday and Friday, March 2\ and 22. Mr. Groves will inspect the farm orchard demonstrations now planted in the county and will conduct top latums dressings where needed. The farm orchard plantings made in recent years in Allamakee county with the cooperation of the horticulture extension service arc located on the following farm: James Barlow farm. Radio Advertised SPECIAL! •••••••• WHKN YOU BUY 2.0c TUBE STAG COOLATED SHAVING CREAM YOU GET FREE OF CHARGE 19c PKG. OK KI.KN7.U SUPER THIN OOUBt.r. Knot RAZOR BLADES 48c value for only 29c May Block Fair. The days wear on that Iowa needs to prepare for a centennial celebration ; and state 1 fair, if one is to be held this \ year. The return of the grounds and j the amount the army is going to pay .; for deterioration, repairs and re-instal- • s still being held up at Wash- j ingu>ti. The delay is due. of course, to ; the meddling of Slate Democratic i Chairman Jake More, who took a sud- j den desire to put politics into state fair ; matters. The state fair board is non- I Good Only During Month of March This offer Is one of the many wc arc now In a position to pre. .sent since we arc proud to »ti. nounrc that our .store is now The REXALL Store OF YOUR COMMUNITY Sundry Specials , . ELECTRIC HEATING PADS $4.25 and $5.00 K-M REFLEX HEATER $5.95 •••••••••••••••••••Ml Featured in the Rexall Line ... here arc a few Specialties— l lb. Box Gales American Custom Chocolates $U0 Cara Nome Cosmetics Stag Toiletries For Men Puretest Products of the Highest Quality ALWAYS REMKMIU'.K "IF IT'S REXALL IT'S RIGHT" Brueckner Drug Store (The REXALL Store! Cigarettes Candy Fountain Service while the housing emergent - } - developed?" . . . „ . partisan. It is a body elected in con Paint Creek township: Len Baxter ! Vl , farm. Union Prairie township; David B Flage farm, Ludlow township; Leonard , Hagen farm. Paint Creek township; ' Clark Ellenbolt farm. Lafayette town- j ship; Horace Clark farm, Makee town- | ship; Carl Vorseth. Paint Creek town- i ship; M. E. Meier. Ludlow township; j lMC cottons made up of fair uirictals from all over Iowa, and of every political kind and creed. HOOVER ON DUTY. Answer—Six cats, Obviously, one cat eats one rat in six minutes, and 18 rats in 98 minutes. Therefore, six cats eat 96 rats in 96 minutea. I got a big kick last week out of Democratic President Harry Truman sending out an SOS to former 'President Herbert Hoover to help him find ways and means of feeding starving Europe. No president in years had more abuse heaped upon him in an election than this Iowa-born man. Certainly, no president was ever defeated more decisively than Hoover when it came to running for reelection. And, it can also be admitted that at least in my generation's memory no president was more devoid of political sense than Hoover. However, despite all this when the bunglers really got up to their ears in a variety of trouble that is closest to the human being—the matter of food—the first man hunted up for advice was this great humanitarian business man—mining engineer, And what did he say? He said that war-time rationing made people eat and hoard more than voluntary rationing did in World war I, and nobody disputed him. And what else did Hoover say? He suggested that the 140,000,000 people of the United States voluntarily curb their eating somewhat, and eat more corn bread and less wheat products that the starving Europeans migb,t not starve before a new crop la harvested. —Belle Plaine Union. To Run in Fifth. j Ray Venter of Des Moines, will seek ! .._ ... congressional seat now held by I understand what such an amount | Henry Stabe farm. Lansing township, i Representative Paul Cunningham. Mr. '• Many of these orchards which or- ! Venter formerly lived in Johnson ! iginally used the hardwood stock for ; County, was Insurance Commissioner j plantings have been fully completed as i u "der Governor Hainniill was in the 1 to top dressing through budding and ' lfm ' c >' house of the legislature 1320- i means and that is to apply it to the individual person, It means more than we think, for a billion in taxes, if divided over the 130,000,000 people in this country, would amount to approximately $7.00 a person. Five billion, $35 a person. Try to collect that amount from your neighbors to pass over to a foreign country and see how far you would get. That's one way of telling what a billion dollars means to the individual. Don't you think we need some practical thinking? Supports "Westward.'' Congressman Karl LeComptc c.f tht Fourth District, called attention in tr* House to Iowa's one hundredth anniversary and announced that he had ] assurance that a memorial postal | stamp of three-cent value will be issued in commemoration of the event J LeCompte presented for the record i j resolution of the American Legion pail at Albia endorsing the use of "Westward." the celebrated paint'nm in the ! Iowa State Capitol, ns a design lor tl* ' stamp. This design was suggested by j Charles M. Fouts. a high school student from Albia in LeComptc's district i Russia's use of the veto recalls the fellow who complained about 11 stubborn men who served with him on a juiy.—Indianapolis News. Thought Qems BENEVOLENCE. A spokesman for the navy says it is reserving its conclusion about the approaching atomic bomb tests of war vessels. The bomb has upset so many conclusions already that none will be sate until it is based on an established fact.—Kansas City Star. To feel much for others, and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfish, and exercise our benevolent affections, constitutes the perfection of human nature.—Adam Smith. • « 4 * • Benevolent feeling ennobles the most trifling actions.—Thackeray. • • • * « The place of charity, like that of God is everywhere.—Quarles. ***** Sweeter than the balm of Gilead, richer than the diamonds of Golcondo, dear as the friendship of those we love are Justice, fraternity and Christian charity.—Mary Baker Eddy. • * * • • Do not wait for extraordinary cir cumstances to do good actions: try to use ordinary situations.—Richter. • • • • • Charity is never lost; it may meet with ingratitude or be of no service to those on whom it was bestowed, yet it ever does a work of beauty and grace upon the heart of the giver.—Mld- dleton. grafting of the selected varieties and are reaching sufficient maturity to star! producing fruit this year. Mr. Groves is amply qualified to discuss any phase of horticulture. There- 192G. and in 1031 began the practice of law in Des Moines. In 1942 he managed the primary campaign of Earl Miller, who ran in Ihe primaries for governor. Mr. Venter served in both fore, should anyone have any question ! world wars and on the Mexican or problem on apple, small fruits, or i bo rrier. After fourteen months in vegetable gardening, they should ar- j World War 11. he became assistant range to contact the specialist through the Farm Bureau office during the two days he is here. Biscuit Spread A delightful biscuit spread which saves margarine or butter is plum glace. To make plum glace blend two tablespoons cornstarch with two tablespoons plum juice from drained canned plums. Mix until smooth. Combine one-half cup plum juice, one tablespoon lemon juice, two teaspoons grated lemon rind and two teaspoons sugar. Cook three minutes. Add cornstarch mixture gradually, stirring well. Cook until clear and thick, about five minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls on baked biscuits, pan rolls, or use as rilling for coffee cakes. superintendent „f production in the ballistics department of the Moines ordnance plant. Des Verted Pancakes 11 For perfect pancakes a quarter cup measure Is a handy dipper and size control. Pour baiter quickly. Heat griddle to just right temperature lor an oven golden brown—not too hot. Make a tiny test cake. Never turn a cako more than once.- Flip when bubbly all over and a few bubbles have burst. Never spank after turning. j ~ Second Coat When painting, never apply o second coat until the first is thoroughly dry. It takes about 48 hours for exterior oil paint, varnishes and enamels to dry. Twenty-tour hours usually is sufficient for interior paint. Varnish or enamel should be rubbed with 00 Bandpaper or steel wool between coats. The Responsibility. Representative Paul Cunningham of Iowa wrapped up i„ ;i ti( , (u „ ;u . kaRe and handed to his democratic colleagues in congress the responsibility for failure of the housing program He pointed out that this responsibility rests on the fact that the administration, under us war authority has the power, and has had it right" along, to l J5. n ril ,u ^. er - i,nd olher into the construction of homes for veterans. "Why did it permit this lumber," asked Cunningham, "to be used to build race tracks, saloons, gambling halls, honky tonks, and swimming pools? Why did it permit this lumber, 25 percent of the output, to be exported to foreign countries when it has been so badly needed by the veteran who fought for this country'.'" Tallc Scores Planners. Discussing the housing problem on the floor of the House, Congressman Talle ot Iowa, displayed a New Deal "primer" entitled "An Economic Program for Democracy" In which the rule was laid down for instruments of monetary control — reserve requirements, taxation and debt repayment— by advanced planning. "Facts, facts, facts," suid Talle, "we have so many facts that it facts were building material we could convert every igloo and wigwam in the world ovev into choicest living quarters anyone could wish. Where have the planners been," asked Talle, "where have they been NATION'S BUTTER SUPPLY CONTINUES TO SHRINK Butter shortages continued to causf concern in two states this week, with prospects that the supply will continw to dwindle instead of improving during the next few months. A survey in Washington showed supplies still shrinking and pointed out that virtually no butter is now bein? produced for Coast consumption-Mot* over, authorities said that contiminti* of ceiling prices made it improlwl* that the supply will grow with these)- sonal increase in milk production. Spokane consumers had been in' formed that between now and April there will be less butter than ever before, while reports from Scuttle indicated that reserve stocks are expected to be exhausted completely by tM end of March. In Miami a shortage of oleomatp* fine had complicated the butter situation. Evaporated milk also Iwd bKS added to the shortage list and dcaW said that the low on butler, olc°. aM tinned milk is likely to continue lot months. * Authorities in both Florida *d Washington, as elsewhere, blamed W "juggling" of subsidies for the sltu f Hon. A higher premium for who* milk than Is allowed for cream ot M' lor fat was seen as Inducing proc«s«» to sell whole milk as milk or in »' form.of cheese or some other form« milk by-product. A higher subsidy « butter fat than for butter was aW seen as responsible for the downwn* trend. Discovery of a plant that stimuli^, the ability to learn is reported » Carollnas. It remains to be seen If *J; young will take to an education*; vegetable.—San Francisco Chronicle-' Columbia University opens a school for the purpose of understate ing Russia; How about another »*»' whereby we can begin understand™ ourselves?—Detroit Free Press,

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