Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 27, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville, Iowa
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, j 816 1 Marginal ! Notes- | Su Bill NESTING BIRDS OF IOWA Wo had occasion to ho in Iowa City last Wednesday night, so we took in the session of the state basketball tournament. It was a most interesting experience to mingle with a crowd of tome 14.000 people who had come out to see six teams play for the right to go on to the finals. Strangely enough, as tournaments go. three of the teams playing that night were good enough to get into the championship game, but nary a one got that far. Of these Clinton and Ames were pre-tourna- lv.cnt favorites to go all the way. but were later eliminated by rank outsiders, who. according to the dopsters. "didn't have a chance to win." Speaking of basketball, two members of this writer's family live in towns that crowned championship teams Saturday night. Our youngest daughter teaches up at Austin high school whose team won the Minnesota state championship from l.ynde. 63 'to 31 at Minneapolis, and the oldest daughter lives at Iowa City whose high school team copped the Iowa state crown by nosing out Le Mars. 41 to 40. That wouldn't happen again m a thousand years—or will history repeat? Says G. Wiley Beveridgc in his Sumner Gazette: "At age 5. boys are interested m soldiers. At age S. girls are interested in dolls. At age 15. girls are interested in soldiers. At age 15. boys are interested in dolls." Rich Straiten of the Elgin Echo gives the following slant on a subject most of us think little or nothing about: "Attended a county spelling contest for the first time Saturday and will say- it was an interesting affair. But. after watching several of the contestants. I'm afraid the strain on some kids is too much for their own good and they shouldn't be allowed to compete. Some teachers probably place too much importance on these contests and get their pupils keyed up to such a degree that they go hysterical after it's all over. 'Taint worth it. If a kid is a natural and not inclined to worry, it's fine to have them enter such a contest. But keep the "worryers" out of competition. The results might be dis- • » » * « Last Christmas we were quite perturbed t . learn that our favorite fruit, apples, had boon marked up to $7.00 per bushel. In the first place, our income wouldn't allow us to pay such a v:\iv. and second!.'.', the fruit offered * n the market looked like an inferior grade—scrubby, scabby and shriveled specimens. At the time we wondered what had happened to the nice. big. firm apples that usually are offered at holidays time. Monday we got our answer from Martin Harris who has lust returned from the big apple orchards of Washington state. It. was the work of the OPA. he said. That meddling outfit placed a straight ceiling price of S3.46 a box on all sizes, shapes aud grades of apples—at the orchards. He doesn't know who got the choice fruit; sure as shootin' it didn't get to Postville. Perhaps the OPAc-rs gut 'em in their Christmas sox. • « * * • Here's how the New Hampton Economist figures out the recent ruling on how to feed the world: "The food administration, in order to have more cereals to send overseas for the hungry people, have hit upon the plan of making loaves of bread smaller and making thinner slices. There is a story of an Indian whose blanket was too short to cover his feet so he cut a piece oft the top and sewed it on the other end. I knew an old fellow in Arkansas who came to town horseback and had to take a bag of flour home; and as he was very fond of his horse, when he was riding home he would carry the flour on his shoulder in order to take the load off the horse. * A dozen or more years ago the dollar was split somewhere near the middle and we had more of them, and if cutting the size of the loaf will make more calories, if all the flour were made into what we call oyster crackers, we would have bread enough for the world." And. he could have added, how the "smart" Ike Goldstein, after getting a mail order for a suit of clothes, wrote his customer, "To save you postage, I cut the buttons off the coat and vest and put them in your righthand pants pocket." • « « • • Before we forget about it, we might pass along another edict laid down by the OPA. Hecker Bros., who sell the Dodge and Plymouth cars in Postville, last week were told they might sell cars received on what is called an •adjustable pricing basis." This means, that cars may be sold by them at present ceiling prices with, the proviso that the buyer may be billed later for the amount by which the OPA sees fit to increase ceilings. In other words, the buyer of one of these automobiles will have no idea what his car is going to cost him until he hears from the OPA. It may be 5100 or $200 or $300 or more than the present ceiling price. Commenting on this ruling the Manchester Press says, "Nobody knows or will know until the OPA makes up its mind. If there is any crazier method of pricing motor cars than this, we would be glad to have some longhaired economist point it out." MIGRANT SHRIKE By Ellis Hicks. Iowa State College Wildlife Specialist. Around the last week in March, the shrike becomes more common in Iowa. Its coloration is distinct with the top of the head, back of the neck and back a solid slate gray. The underpays, sides and rump are white. Wings are black although the central wing feathers are tipped with white. The middle tail feathers arc black with out-side tail feathers wholly white or pare white and black. The shrike will usually be seen perched on a telephone wire or fence post. It is a low-flying bird with a rapid wing beat. When approaching its perch, its line of flight arches upward to the vantage point. From this lookout point, the shrike keeps a weather eye out for mice, lizards, small snakes, grasshoppers, crickets and even small birds. This bird is really an oddity for it is the only flesh eating bird not equipped with talons for seizing and carrying its prey. Its bill is rathed short and strong with a down­ ward curve, making it a good instrument for tearing flesh. Since the legs, feet and claws of the shrike are relatively weak, it carries its victim in its beak to the shrike's pantry where the mouse, snake or grasshopper is impaled on a sharp thorn, twig or wire barb. In this manner, the food is held in place while the shrike tears it with its sharp bill. Its nest is compactly built and comfortably lined with hair, feathers, plant down and wool. Evergreen shrubs, thickets, hedge rows and fences grown to shrubs and vines are favorite nesting spots. The four to six eggs are dull white and spotted thickly with reddish and yellowish brown and lavender markings. Very little of the bird's diet is vegetable matter. About three-fourths of its food consists of grasshoppers and crickets. Beetles are next in popularity, then spiders, mice, reptiles and small birds. The shrike, like other f.esh-cating birds, forms pellets of indigestible materials in its stomach and evacuates them by regurgitation. Motorists Being Warned Against Using Old Plates S. X. Jespcrsen, chief of the Iowa highway patrol, said Saturday state patrolmen have been instructed to arrest all motor vehicle drivers who do not have 1946 license plates on their vehicles. "Motorists have had since December 1. 1945. to get their new 1946 plates. "If they haven't purchased them yet. the cars arc moving on delinquent license plates." Jespcrsen said. The patrol chief added that county sheriffs and city police officers are expected to aid in the picking up of any motorists who don't display 1945 license plates by May. Allamakee Candidates File For Primary Elections Sale of Savings Bonds Continues At Good Rate County war bond sales figures for February reveal that most Iowa counties closely approached savings bond sales made in February a year ago when the war was on. Savings bond leaders expressed appreciation for the sales response for the month and said that they were exceeding their expectations. The sales for February in nearby counties are as follows: Allamakee. $50,381.25 of which $21,881.25 were in E bonds and $28,500 in G bonds. Clayton. $171,912.50; Fayette, $187,867.00; Winneshiek, $133,528.50. Total for the state of Iowa, $13,517,446.25. Dairy Improvement Assn. Elects Its New Officers A. R. Porter, extension dairyman, met with members of Dairy Herd Improvement association 24 at their annual meeting in West Union on Wednesday evening, March 13. Election of officers show the following men elected: President, Jerry Spencer, Clermont: vice-president. John Leuder, West Union and secretary and treasurer. E. H. Estey, West Union. Board members elected were Carl Leuder, West Union, and Kenneth Kerr, Postville. CONTENTMENT. Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.—Socrates. ***** You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within reach of every man; a contented mind confers it all.—Horace. • • * • « Happiness consists not in possessing much, but in being content with what we possess. He who wants little always has enough.—Zimmermann. • • • • » Great is he who enjoys his earthenware as it were plate, and not less great is the man to whom all his plate is no more than earthenware.—Leig_h- ton. • * * • « Better is the frugal intellectual repast with contentment and virtue, than the luxury of learning with egotism and vice.—Mary Baker Eddy. • • • • • Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.— Epictetus. , Twenty-six nomination papers for county office in the primary election June 3 have been filed with the county auditor. Monday was the last day for filing, says the Waukon Republican- Standard. All incumbent officers have filed for a place on the Republican ticket. There will be contests for the office of sheriff, with three candidates seeking the office: for clerk of the district court, with two candidates, and for both the 1947 and 1948 term of supervisor, with throe filing for each. The only contests on the Democratic primary ticket will be for supervisor with two candidates filing for each of the 1947 and 1948 terms. There is no Democratic candidate for county attorney. Contest for Sheriff. Opposing Peter Hendrickson, present sheriff, on the Republican ticket will be Theodore H. Rumph. jr.. and Edward L. Zupke, both of Waukon. Otto H. Fossum, incumbent clerk of the district court, will be opposed by Leonard C. Hanson, Waukon. Melvin J. Kolsrud and Hjalmer H. Swain, both of Waterville, will run against Roland Herman, present supervisor, for the 1947 term; and Henry Quanrude of Decorah, incumbent supervisor, will be opposed by Charles A. Gaunitz of Lansing, and Harold W. Bender, Spring Grove, Minn. Both Quanrude and Bender are residents of Allamakee county. Other candidates on the Republican ticket are H. Haehlen, county attorney; Alfred L. Hansmeier, auditor; Leon Henderson, treasurer; Lillian Meier- kord, recorder, and Dr. Clark Rominger. coroner. Republican candidates for the offices of sheriff, treasurer, coroner and 1947 term of supervisor all filed for both the short and long terms, the short term being from election day to January 1 when the regular term begins. Present holders of these offices were appointed to fill out the present terms. Democratic Ticket. Running for 1947 term of supervisor on the Democratic ticket are T. W. Mullaney, Waukon, and Victor C. Johnson, Lansing; and for the 1D48 term, Roy N. Tollefson, and Edward Onsager, both of Waukon. Other candidates in the Democratic primary are Frederick C. O'Riley, jr., Waukon, for sheriff; John H. Palmer, Waukon, auditor; Lorence E. Reinhardt, Postville, treasurer; Clem Keenan. Waukon, clerk; Raymond J. Zoll, Waukon, recorder, and Howard G. Hanson, Waukon, coroner. SCHOOL NEWS. Dr. and Mrs. Jorgenson will arrive from Hollywood Monday at which time Mrs. Jorgenson will reopen her music studios at Postville and Clermont. The Jorgensons report that travel conditions are very difficult and no one should attempt to drive west without first having hotel reservations. Enroute west they saw several people who had to spend a night in their cars, and in Los Angeles there are serious shortages of many food items and apartments are practically non-existent. While on the west coast Mrs. Jorgenson spent much of her time at her Hollywood studio where anothor teacher is in attendance during her absence, and she also found time to attend a refresher course at California College for Master Teachers, sponsored by the Los Angeles Music Teachers Association of which she is a member. (Continued from Page One) Junior HIRII News. Lorna Luhmnn did very well in the spelling contest held at Waukon Saturday. She was second in the oral eon- test and in the written contest she went down with the last group on the same list of words which eliminated ail but the final winner. The checkers enjoyed their party and treats last week which was the result of their faithful work in the check room during the tournaments. The checkers have used the donations they received in ways in which they felt they could best help the whole class. They purchased some, new library- books which seem to be continually gone from the book shelves, so they feel they chose interesting ones The Junior High page in the school annual was also paid by this group. They arc now Riving much thought lo selecting some famous paintings to make their junior high study hall more cheerful. Statistics of Pirates' Basketball Season. By Gretchcn Zieman. Whenever an athletic activity season comes to an end there arc interesting statistics kept concerning the activity during the season which everyone wishes to know. During this past basketball season Postville maintained an excellent record. Out of the twenty games i played, thirteen were clashing victor- 1 ies while the remaining seven were j dismal defeats. This applies to the tournament games. Of the total points during all the games. Postville scored 665 markers, making an average of | 33.25 points per game. High scorer fori the year was Cloy Schultz who topped { the list with 129 points (not including | the district tournament points.) I As for the boys who will soon be | sprouting a letter for doing good work ! this season. Coach Stanley Kvam re- j vealed seven fine fellows are letter j winners this year. They are G'lheit ; Livingood. Jim Malone. Dwight Mars- j ton. Bernald Martins. Bill Palmer. Cloy | Schultz and Eugene Severn. Con- I ratulations should be bestowed upon j them as all arc worthy of praise. i Those boys who put forth (heir best ' efforts as seniors to make a winning . team were Gilbert Livingood. Dwight Mar.ston. Bill Palmer and Eugene j Severn. i CPORTS «^ OUT IDF ADAM'S HAT THE CAR IN WHICH (8 AV MARROUN WON THE FIRST DECORATION DAY RACE AT INDIANAPOLIS IN l9ll AT 7M.59 M.P.H. FOR THE 500 MILES/ (LOU MEYER THE FIRST TWO MEN TO WIN THIS RACE TWICE - MILTON DID IT IN 1921 ANO '23- WEVER IN *2B AND '33* BILL CUMMfNGS' AVS. OF 101.663 M.P.H. /N 1934 WAS THE BEST TIME IN THE FIRST 16 RUNNINGS OF THE EVENT. BUT THE RECORD ONLY LASTED A YEAR—THE PRESENT RECORD IS 117.2 MPH SET IN 1938 BY FLOYD ROBERTS/ 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.) Winneshiek Leads State In Contouring on Farms According to Phillip Bakko. Winne- j shiek county soil conservation commis- J inner, this county may lead the state | of Iowa in contour strips. Winneshiek county has more than 12,000 acres farmed in this manner at the present tim, says the Public Opinion. The strip-cropping program began here in 1938 under C. C. C. direction. The soils district was organized in 1942. While the C. C. C. camp was here. 5.000 acres were laid out for strip cropping. One thousand more were laid out for contour farming. There arc now 12.000 acres in strip crops and 4,000 more acres to be added in 1946. Ten farm soil conservation programs were approved last month. Milwaukee Road's Taxes In Allamakee are $26,8-17 The Milwaukee Road is paying its Iowa taxes this week. Treasurers of the 5(i counties in which the road operates are receiving cheeks to cover the first half of the road's 1945 tax bill amounting to $652,767.46. The balance will be paid in September. Payment is in proportion to the road's mileage in each county. Allamakee county receives $26,847.59. The road's 1945 tax bill is nearly $68,000.00 higher than for 1944, most of the increase being due to additional levies for the maintenance of county highways, according to a statement from the Milwaukee Road news bureau. Campaign Is On. The lir.e> have formed. The primary campaign is on in Iowa. Tune fr tiling n.'muiatwns for stale office. I'mt- eii Stales representatives and members of the slate legislature ended Friday. The close came with Republicans facing primary contests on Governor. Secretary of State, Treasurer. Attorney General anil Commerce Commissioners Governor Robert I). Blue is opposed for renomin.ition for thai office by George Olmsted of Dos .Moines. Secretary of Stale Ropes' bid for another term is challenged by Karl Miller, a former holder of the office. John M. Grimes. State Treasurer, is again opposed for i ion by John Hamilton Cnuk.-hank of Sioux City, who seas a primary'e for Treasurer in 1942 ami 1!I44. Attorney General Rankin has an opponent in I.. W. l.aughlin of Ml. Ayr. For Commerce Commissioners. David Long and B. M. Richardson, now holding office, are opposed in the primary by Warren McHcnry of lies Moines, and Lloyd Smith of Forest City. Lieutenant Governor Evans. Stale Auditor Akcrs. Secretary of Agriculture Harry Linn and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jessie Parker are without primary opposition. Seeman. Seeman ran against Clyde Herring for Senator in 1942. and Also ran for Congress in the Third District on the Democratic ticket in imo. Legislative Seats. Republicans have contests for state senator in seven districts. There were no tilings by Republicans for senator from the Dubuque district. Democrats failed to Hie for senator in three districts— the Adams-Taylor district. Fremont-Page district and Keokuk-Poweshiek district. There are Republican contests in 29 counties for seats in the House. There are only three counties where Democrats are contesting in the primary for house seats. Republican! did not file for representative in Dubuque, Palo Alto and Wayne counties Democrats did not file in Mitchell and Keosauqua counties. Women As Candidates There are eleven women runninq bt offices on the state, and legislative tickets. Five on the Republican ticket are Jessie Parker for State Superintendent. Rachel! Revel! of Guthrie County for congress. Mrs Kathryn Kirketeg of Bedford for stale senator, and Edna C. Lawrence of Wapello county and Amy M. Bloom o! Webster County for representative The Democrats have a woman candidate for State Superintendent and five women running for representative. LOCAL ITEMS Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lnndt were at Luana Saturday evening to attend the party given by neighbors and friends for their son. Harry, who was celebrating his birthday anniversary. Friday, Saturday, Sundny, May 24, 25, and 26, are the dates of the 10th annual Villa Louis Opening at Prairie du Chlen. Features of the program this year will be the Costume Ball Friday night, two big parades, Saturday and Sunday, high school band festival, Saturday; trap shoot, Saturday; plagi- cal Saturday and Sunday nights; horse show Sunday afternoon. A letter from Lt. Paul E. Harris locates him at a replacement depot in Utah. He says, "I am on my way overseas again. Marilyn (this wife) will be staying in New Hampshire for awhile, so I wish you would send the Herald to her at Box 3, East Deny, N. H." Paul, who is in the air corps, served In England as a pilot during the war and after being returned to this country he reenllsted. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schavc of Postville and Mr. and Mrs. Elton Kennett and family exchanged houses they were renting. Since Mr. Schave is employed at the Froelieh garage and had to drive from Postville every day and Mr. Kcnnett is employed at Postville and had to drive there every day as well, the two families decided to exchange houses so as to be nearer to their field of employment. The Ken- netts vacated the Mrs. Rollo Beddome house into which the Schnves moved Monday,—Monona .Lender. A Iland-l'irkeu Ticket. Democrats filed a full hand-picked state ticket without contests tn the primary election.. The democratic ticket sounds a little strange to (hose who have followed the activities of that party for the last fifteen years. For the first time during that period, it docs not have the names of any of the old-time ringers—Kraschel. Herring. Gillette. Mitchell or Valentine. They were all party idols in the days when democrats went lo Ihe polls with more substantial hopes of winning than they have now. In selecting a Democrat for governor the nomination was passed around from Gillette to Kraschel. from Kraschel to Valentine, from Valentine to Mitchell. These old hoys, after repeated defeats, were too wise to get burned again. The Democratic ticket is for the most part individuals of local fame. On the ticket there are less political "lame ducks" than usual. A political lame cluck is a candidate who has been shot down in running for office. There are two of these on the Democratic state ticket and four on the Democratic congressional ticket. Last Minute Rush. There was a last minute rush to file nomination papers in which one Republican candidate for Congress, Jesse G. Dimmitt of Ottumwa, lost out because his papers did not have signatures from enough counties of his district to comply with the law. He appeared at a late hour to file, and did not have sufficient time left to get the required signatures. This leaves Karl LeCompte of the Fourth District, without primary competition. For congressional seats six incumbent members have no primary opposition. They are Tom Martin In the First District, Henry Talle in the Second, John Gwynne in the Third, Karl LeCompte in the Fourth, James 1. DolUver in the Sixth and Charles Hoeven in the Eighth. The two who have opposition are Paul Cunningham in the Fifth, who is opposed by Ray Yenter of Des Moines, and Ben Jensen in the Seventh, who is opposed by Rachel Uevell of Guthrie County. The Democrats filed a full ticket of congressmen with only one contest. In the Third District the machine-picked candidate will be opposed by Ernest Will Stimulate Republicans. Democrats have more filings lor slate representatives than in former years. This will increase political activity at the "grass roots." There is where Republicans are most numerous There have been elections in which Republicans drew close to 60 : of the rural votes and from 60 to 65 percent in what is known as small town and small city votes. These are the votes which control elections in Iowa. A newspaper reporter who bet Jake More that Democrats would lack candidates did a good turn for Republicans. The bet stimulated the Democratic chairman to filling up "grass roots" tickets. We consider this a help to the Republican effort to get out the vote in its strongest quarters. Kept By The States. The elections committee of the United States Senate has approved a revised service voting bill providing for absentee voting by state ballots only. This would do away with that federal monstrosity which was passed to take control of service voting away from the states. This proposed revision justifies the stand many states took to control service voting. The faces of some administration supporters who sought to gain that control should no« bo slightly red. Local News Items. Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Shlpton of Chester were guests Sunday in the Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Koevenig home. John Waters, son of Mr. and Mr*Clem Waters, submitted lo an appendectomy at Postville hospital Saturday. And Tuesday John Kelly » near Clermont underwent an tippe"' dectomy at the hospital. A near record transaction was effected Monday when Leo Holthau) sold a 740-pound hog to Walter WW and received a check for more than $100. To be exact he received $100.M as the hog brought $13.60 per hundred pounds.—Ossian Bee. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Sneugling and Jimmy took Leo McNeil to East Pf; buque last Wednesday, where he took a train for Chicago, 111. Mr. McNeil will now be located in Chicago, having accepted a position as on accountant for the Shell Oil company.—Monona Leader. When using 2,4-D to kill weeds In 'nwns, to injure grass as little as possible, spray when the temperature » 80 to 85 degrees. It somo damntfe ».. noticeable in three or four days, water the grass thoroughly.

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