Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 3, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 3, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTV1LLE, IOWA. NESTING BIRDS OF IOWA The young man who has been accompanying us about town this week is Bernard C. "Murph" Smith and he hales from Governor Bob Blue's home town, Eagle Grove. Mr. Smith is n new employee in the Herald office where he will assist with the news reporting and writing, and also expects to learn the printing trade to prepare himself for eventual ownership of his own newspaper and prinJing office By way of introduction. Bernard is a veteran of the lotc war. He served for 42 months in the air corps and was discharged last December after a streuh in Okinawa. Before the war. and after he had received his certificate in journalism at the State University of Iowa at Iowa City. Mr Smith served for four years as editor and reporter on an Indianola newspaper and for a year or more on the Creston paper as advertising manager. After a bit of "brushing up" to get back into the newspaper whirl, he should fit into the local set-up to the benefit of both our readers and those of us in the Herald office who have struggled along shorthanded during the war years and who became sort of wearied by the steady grind this confining work required of us. We hope our readers and businessmen will receive his as^cordially and give him the same splendid cooperation as has always been extended to us. This reporting of news is a queer job. We often wonder how a stranger feels on tackling a job in a new field. Names and faces are strange to him. and the prime requisite of a good reporter is to establish contacts from which he may draw his news or tips for stories to appear in print. Take* our new man. Smith, for instance. He'll have to learn that we have in Postville names pronounced alike but belonging to entirely different families. There are the Meiers. Meyers and Myers families. Will he know that "Ro- -.assel" should be spelled Ruckdaschel? That "Chick Moker" in reality is Hall Muchow? A lot of people speak of Louis "Cranberry" when they should be more specific and say Krambeer as Lou writes his name When someone; refers to Fred "Benjegaders." we who' know the family immediately overlook the mispronounciation and know the j name to be Benjegerdes. Folks here | speak of Johnnie "Fob" when they i mean Falb. Other names that might contuse the news writer because of their similarity are Sander and Sanders: Plaht and Piatt; Wolter and Walter; Schutte. Schuette and Schutta; Mork and Morch: Swenson and Svendsen; Lammert and Lambert; and who would ever guess, except those of us who know the family, that Stubrow is the local sobriquet for Stopperan. The wolves are on our backs if we get one of these names wrong. But we know our readers will be charitable if "Murph" should happen to get mixed up a bit. We have been among these names for a third of a century and find it's mighty easy to slip up on them every once in awhile. When you pass out a bit of information to our new man. won't you please help him to get the name right? Thanks. We had occasion to drive to Luana on business Friday and noted all along the way farmers in the fields with tractors and power equipment preparing the land for spring crops. By the calendar it seemed a trifle early to be seeding oats, but on reading what the smart men at Ames say about such things, we learn that the earlier small grains are put into the ground, the heavier the final yield. Even late spring snows are harmless, they say. Northeastern Iowa ought to harvest some fair-sized crops next July if the length of the growing season measured from now to next summer has anything to do with ultimate results. A few weeks ago this s'olumn mentioned where some bright young man conceived the idea of building himself a cellar and placed a roof on it, using the place as a dwelling until such time when building materials will be available to complete his house. Now the Strawberry Point Press-Journal carries an item reporting that the superintendent of schools there has been living in u basement home all winter and that he has had a number of oflers from buyers. He says he may sell the "hole in the ground" if lumber isn't made available soon. It wouldn't surprise us at all if one of the first things the new town administration does is to turn on the public drinking fountains around town A number of folks have tried to draw a drink of Postville's famous water during the "hot" spell, but got no results. 1 Scribblings in the Sumner Gazette last week carried the following two items: And here's a-new one (to'me) of the numerous so-called school essays which appear in papers frequently: "Cats and people are funny animals. Cats have four paws but only one ma. People have forefathers and only one mother. "When a cat smells a rat he gets excited, so do people. "Cats carry tails and a lot of people » carry tales, too. "All cats have fur coats. Some people have fur coats and the ones who MOURNING DOVE By Ellis Hicks. Iowa Stale College Wildlife Specialist. The latter part of March sees this curly-arriving bird coming to Iowa in full force. It is also known as the "turtle dove" and is probably best known for its mournful song which consists of a varying number of "coos." Soon after arrival in Iowa, the birds go about nest-building with both the male and female working equally hard at the job. The final result is nothing to brag about. The nest is thrown together with little thought to anchorage and with holes in the bottom so big that the eggs may fall to the ground. The nest is also so shallow that high winds and driving rains can scoop the eggs from it and often blow the entire nest away. Although the dove seems to be industrious, its feet arc weak and its bill is not adapted to weaving and placing material for the construction of a compact nest. The nest may be found in {rees. bushes, shrubbery, dense thickets or on the ground. Usually there are two pure white eggs, but there may be as many as four broods in one season. Here's a word to you scoffers. The young are fed "pigeon's milk" by both parents. This is a food which is fully or partially digested and regurgitated by the parent from its large crop. The young feed by placing their bills into the parent's bill nnd literally drinking the milk which Is pumped up by the parent in a series of bobbing motions. The dove, like the killdeer. is a good imitator of sick, wounded and distressed birds when Its nest or young are threatened. It flutters nnd flaps along the ground, sometimes running circles as though crazy. Food of the dove is almost entirely vegetable matter such as weed seeds, pigeon grass and fox tail. Some waste grain nnd a small number of insects are also eaten. Coloration varies from bluish gray on the head and back of neck to buff on the chin nnd throat with purple irridescence on the sides of the neck. The bill is black and the eye is brown, surrounded by a pale blue ring. The cheek is buff with a dark spot below. Back of the neck and back are gray- brown while the rump and tail feathers are blue-gray. Outer tail feathers are gray with a black bar near the end and tipped broadly with white. The breast is buff with a purplish tinge. The sides and belly arc butT. The wings vary from blue-brown to blue- gray with several black spots. The dove's feet and legs arc red. don't have fur coats say catty things about the ones who have them." More Daffynitions. Bathing suits: What a girl wears to make her see-worthy. Hurricane: A breeze with a hot foot. Japan: A country whose recent history started with Port Arthur and ended with MacArthur. Modern girl: One who admires spinning wheels—four and a spare. Smart girl: One who may let a fool kiss her, but never lets a kiss fool her. Says the Howard County Times: Requests for cash contributions to support various charitable activities, many of them national in scope, are numerous these days and for the most part they are deserving. A Cresco business man was solicited by letter recently for a most unusual cause however. The plea covering a full typewritten page was for a donation of cash to help support the families of the General Motors employees while on strike. The letterhead contained the name of some relief corrunittee unknown to the Cresco business man, but the name of the signer of the letter was familiar. It was "Eleanor Roosevelt." ' Another brave illusion is this "standing fast against inflation" while backing up all the while like an outfielder in a park with no fence.—San Francisco Chronicle. Former King Zog of Albania has 30 suits. Maybe an indication of the success of the old clothes drive in the United States.—Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. America's forests grow about 21,500 cubic feet of wood per minute—and still we need more. You can save money by reading the bargains offered in today's Herald. Thought Qems ASSURANCE. The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be In reality what we would appear to be.— Socrates. • • • • * It Js wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.—Scott. • * » • • Anxiety is a word of unbelief or unreasoning dread. We have no right to allow it. Full faith in God puts it to rest.—Horace Bushnell. • • • • • Trust Truth, not error; and Truth will give you all that belongs to the rights of freedom.—Mary Baker Eddy. • • » « • When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of Cod, because you will have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness and your own duty.—Woodrow Wilson, » • • « • .Before me, even as behind, GOD IS—and ALL is WELL. —Whit tier. Pick County Winners In Iowa Essay Contest Three winning essays were chosen Saturday by judges in the Allamakee county section of the statewide Iowa essay contest in which Allamakee county schools had 24 entries. Entries were submitted to County Superintendent M. H. Goede and were judged Saturday. Wayne Welch of Lansing, a student at St. Patrick's school in Waukon, was winner of first place in Allamakee county's 'contests His essay was entitled "Iowa, the Best State in Which to Live. Work and Prosper." and presented the case of Iowa as it would appeal to a returning veteran. Wayne is in the ninth grade and is 13 years old. He had his preliminary schooling in French Creek No. 1 school. Joyce Uren of Lansing, a tenth grade student in the Lansing schools, won second place on her essay, "Iowa, Its Past, Present and Future." Joyce is 14 years old. Mildred Powell, third place winner, is an eleventh grade student in Waukon high school, and is 16 years old. Her essay was entitled, "Iowa, the Best State in the Nation." Essays were judged on a basis of originality, presentation of facts which would be usable in giving publicity to Iowa and her resources, and on neatness and form. Judges were Mrs. Herman Thompson of Waukon, who teaches at Lansing; Mrs. Milton Kiesau of Postville. and Mrs. Leslie K. Hull of Waukon. There will be a' district judging of prize-winning papers, followed by state finals in which $250 prize money is being offered by the Iowa Development commission. SAVING FOOD NEEDN'T . HURT YOUR MEALS Nutritious meals—minus two slices of bread and one and one-half ten- spoons of fot a day per person—will be none the less good for you, if you know how to juggle your menu-planning, say Iowa State College nutritionists. The nutritionists suggest using more oatmeal and other plentiful cereals in place of wheat. They say use buckwheat, whole wheat and graham flour in place of white flour. Potatoes and root vegetables are good substitutes for bread. And for extra protein, use the plentiful supply of eggs as well as milk and meat. No, it's not necessary to lower eating standards to meet overseas food quotas. Plenty of garden vegetables, raised in your own garden, are more valuable to your meals than an extra slice of bread or an oil salad dressing. A boiled egg is as nutritious as a fried one; plain fruit is better for the family than pie. So conserve that wheat and fat, and at the same time have better meals than ever. Substituting other foods adds variety to your meals, Your table needn't suffer, and the faro of a famine-stricken neighbor on the other side of the world will improve immeasurably. Total number of market hogs on farms were about the same on March- 1 this year as a year ago. , SCHOOL NEWS. (Continued from Page One) Agriculture Field Trips. The. boys in Mr. Willnrd Grove's animal husbandry, farm crops and farm mnnngement classes have been taking advantage of the wonderful spring weather to take field trips to various farms in the vicinity. Last week they were nt Leo nnd Roger Christofterson's, Keith Kerr's and Bob Enyart's. Their purpose in these trips wns to lenrn more about the judging of entile. We huve a report from a true, worthy source that while they were out nt Enyart's. Mr. Grove fell in love with a Holstein cow, named Bessie. FTA Revise Methods of Stamp Sales. The F. T. A. is planning a change in the method of selling bonds and stamps. They feel that the students are not buying enough at present and that the change will step up sales volume. From now on, all of it will be on a weekly savings basis—the nor- mnl training girls will go to each room and take orders for as many stamps and bonds as the pupils want, and they will endeavor to encourage each student to set aside a certain amount for buying bonds nnd stamps. Fifth Grade News. The children in fifth grade have completed their projects in science. The class was divided into three groups. Group one showed, on a lnrge painting, the planets in their relation to the sun. The second group made a series of crayon drawings, showing the many different plants that grow in our world. The third group told the history of aviation in pictures. Don ChristofTerson brought some pussy-willows for the room. These boys and girls had perfect papers in spelling: Shirley Burass. Don ChristofTerson. Mary Dresser. Kathryn Falb. Peggy Kerr, Marlcnc Martens, Donna Schultz and Morgan* Theophilus. Frank Roberts has been absent the past week because he has taken a trip to Texas with his parents. Dnrlcnc Muchow has also been absent. She is ill at her home. Problems Puzzle Third Graders. During arithmetic classes last week, third grade spent much time in studying helps for solving addition, subtraction and multiplication story problems. At the conclusion of this study, the pupils worked a test consisting of ten examples. The following 11 pupils earned a rating of excellent in the test: Leonard Althouse, Janice Brown, Janis ChristofTerson. Myrna ChristofTerson. Janet Gordon. Junnita Imholte. Jerry Klingbeil. Francis Nelson. Fritz Palas. Yvonne Schultz and Ronald Topcl. Each pupil will bring a four-line poem to music class Monday. The whole class will compose little tunes to fit the poems and then learn to sing them. Miss Constance Smeby is directing these young Beethovens in their musical work. First Grade Artists. The first grade has started painting in art. Those not painting are working on sewing cards and molding clay. Some of the girls who did not get to string beads together before, did so last Thursday. The third group has now caught up with the others in their Jolly Number workbooks and so they will all be able to do the same work at the same time. Visitors In Kindergarten. Mrs. John C. Martens nnd David Kiesau visited kindergarten last Friday morning. They have changed their schedule this week. They now have music first in the morning, and while the first grade has music in the room, they play games in the gym. They have learned several new songs this week, all of which seem to be very popular. Ludlow Township Plans For Barn Dance Frolic CPORTV «9 OUT Ofm ADAMS HAT TUPFV LEEMANS CAUGHT 4 PASSES AND SAINED 212 YAPtOS AGAINST KlCfi IN 1935, BUT HIS TEAM, GEORGE WASHINGTON, LO%T Hi-O.' SHAOIAK SAM PATH, FROM BOMBAY, JMOIA.WAS THE , WATERBO/ FOR OEORSE] WASWNOTON-*£ WORE J A WHITE TURBAN I - FOR THE Ur HALF, CHANOED , TOA BLUE one FOR We 7no 1N1935 WBO CRAWFORD Of THE CHICA60 BEARS, THREW AM 82-VO PASS AGAINST WASHINGTON fyAROS i£SS 7HAN A WOOD'S flfCORD.' ESTHER _ BURNHAM 'H-YEAR-OLD 9IRL WHO WAS YXE STAR CENTER OF A BOYS 1 FOOTBALL TEAM- THE MIDPLEFJELD AlR CADEtlB— HER BLOCK OF A KKK ItO TO tilt WINNING SCORE IN ONE Of rum 6AMES. 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.) Wlmt They Believe. The results of .in Iow .i poll published a few days ago by the lies Moines Daily Register show that «»' of Republicans whose opinions were taken in the poll believe that their party will win in the coming f.ill election. Democratic confidence in a pally victory is at low ebb. Of Democrats interviewed in the poll -15': felt that Republicans will win. Fifty-seven percent of the Democrats interviewed who voted for Roosevelt in 1944 also believe that Republicans will win. Realistic Thinking. The Democrats who turned in these opinions were thinking m realistic rather than political terms. They were paying some attention to trends and to precedents. There are four state offices on which there are no primary contests in either parly. On these it is possible, without prejudice to primary balloting, to draw a picture about probable November results. McMahon by 604. We doubt that Iowa's endorsement of the present active and efficient Secretary of Agriculture will be upset. A Top Vote-Getter. Miss Jessie Parker, candidate for re-election for State Superintendent of Schools, rolled up n majority of 170.730 in 1942. She carried 95 counties beating a former State Superintendent who had years before made a good record in the office. For full measure the opponent was n former Republican who sought to get the office again by changing he-' politics. In the cumin? election Miss Parker will be opposed by n Democrat. Lnurn M. Names. ;ibuut whom little is known over the state. Miss Parker with her statewide acquaintance, her strength among educators and among those interested in public schools, together with her most excellent record, will be among tht top vote-getters in the fall. A barn dance frolic will be the highlight of the next Farm Bureau community club program Friday evening, April 12, at the Waukon opera house. A committee from Ludlow township will be in charge of the evening's entertainment. The committee is composed of the following: Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Snitker, chairman; Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Meier, Mr. and Mrs. William Krummc, Mr. and Mrs, Nathan Hager, Mr. and Mrs. Art Fiet, Paul Meier, Mr. and Mrs. John Baumgartner, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baumgartner, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Winkie, Mr. and Mrs. Alwin Walby, Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Snitker Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Guese, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hermeier, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Krumme, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Kiesau, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Herman, Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Winkie, Ludlow No. 3, 4 and 9 schools. The principal speaker for the occasion will be Mrs. Thomas Crawford of Frankville. Mrs. Crawford, who is foreign-born of French parentage long connected with supervision of French colonial Interests in North Africa, will discuss the people, education and agricultural activities of this area where she lived for many years. Mr, Truman is being urged to cut loose from his old associates. But for one who was once an up-to-date haberdasher, he shows a strange preference for old ties.—Omaha World- Herald, Fertilizer may boost oat yields 20 bushels an acre or more, tests conducted in various parts of Iowa have shown, These tests were supervised and checked by workers v from lowa State College, A Favorable Outlook. Kenneth A. Evans is a Republican candidate for re-election for Lieutenant Governor. He is serving his first term and doing it with poise and ability. He is without primary opposition and is sure to be on the November ballot. When Evans ran for the State Senate in 193C—a year Democrats carried the state—ho had a district majority of 344. When he ran again in 1940 he had a district majority of 2.8B4. When he ran for Lieutenant Governor in 1944. his senatorial district gave him a majority of 3,820. Here is a sample of his populaiity at home. Over the state he had ;i majority for Lieutenant Governor of 103.218. He carried all except 14 of Iowa's 99 counties. Sewell E. Allen of Monona, a Democrat who will run against Evans, was elected representative in 1940 and carried Monona County by 390. Two years later he tried for state senator and his three-county district beat him by 2,902. In that election Evans carried the same senatorial district by 2,902. It is not difficult to guess what is going to happen to Mr. Allen in the coming election. Impressive Votc-Gcttcr. Chet Akers, for Slate Auditor, has had impressive majorities In all his contests for election. In 1944, he rolled up a majority of 112,452, carrying 89 counties of the state. His Democratic opponent is Wm. Yager of Dickinson county who served several terms in the lower house of the legislature. Yager ran for senator in the Clny- Dlckinson-O'Brien district in 1944 and lost by 1,584. While he was losing Akers carried the same district by 2.115. In this election Mr. Yager has got to encounter Republican strength in 98 counties outside his own, instead of the two he encountered when he ran for senator. He has got to get around a lot more than the campaign months will permit to lay down a back-slapping path to the state auditor's office. Political Buzz-Saw, Harry Linn, Republican Secretary of Agriculture, will be opposed by F. L. McMahon, a Democrat of Manning. We have no record of any elections, either local or otherwise, in which the latter may have participated. However, one thing Is very certain, he is going up against a political buzz-saw in trying vote-getting power against Harry Linn. Linn has a statewlse acquaintance and reputation. He had a majority of 138,308 In 1844. In that election he curried 93 counties. He carried Crawford, the home county of They Discussed Housing. Six Governors and the representatives of Governors from eight states attended a housing conference in IXi Moines called by Iowa's Governor Robert D. Blue. The conference listened to authorities on building and housing and reached conclusion that bottlenecks in materials nnd skilled labor are blocking the wny to solution of tht housing problem. Governor Blue paced the conference in an opening statement in which he said the housing shortage hns been caused by too little and too costly home building He declared that the "restrictive policies" o( the federal government "must be altered" if the problem is to be quickly solved. He also declared that the "economic war between labor and industry" must be ended. The discussions of the day. summed up, agreed with the opening declarations of the Iowa Governor whose address was supplemented by one of the most complete reports of the conference. The report showed the situation in Iowa. There was unity of expression that the shortages in material are due to blocking production, and result from federal agency meddling. The conference left open a proposal to form a permanent organization to be ready to take united uction in the interest of mid-west states. The meeting brought out one thing very clearly. That is that luck of finances are not the cause of the housing situation. The cure is neither in legislation nor subsidies. What is needed is some good old-fashioned free enterprise with the red tape of government controls cut from industry. REVIEW CLEANING NEEDS BEFORE BUYING VACUUM Before ordering a vncuum cleaner, review your cleaning needs and I* sure to order the type you really new and want. In general there are two types o' cleaners: the straight suction and U>* motor-driven models. It depends on the kind of cleaning to be done, »7 Iowa State College home economists, which will prove most satisfactory " the hdmemaker., The straight suction cleaner has n» moving parts inside the nozzle, the cleaning is done mainly by suction. This type cleaner is good » r removing surface dirt from rug*, sweeping bare floors and cleartM draperies and upholstered furniture- The motor-driven type, on the other hand, is especially good for clcaniM rugs with a heavy nap, because, In «' dition to a suction action, it has a relating roll that beats and sweeps W rug and loosens Imbedded dirt. The straight suction type is if«<! 1 " to'handle, However, Us cleaning ity depends largely on the skill of W operator, while the operator does»» affect the efficiency of the up* model. . The upright model of the revolvIM cylinder type can bo adjusted to leNW of pile in the rug, , Make sure the regulating device* cleariy marked; In choosM 009 w these models, • .=>

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