Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 10, 1946 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO. Remember When-? Twenty-Five Years Ago. Interesting Items Taken From the Flies of the PostvlJle Herald of Thursday. April 14. 1921. reshingling his Church ST. PAUL'S, LUTHERAN CHURCH Frederick R. Ludwlg, Pastor F. .T. Thoma residence. Governor Kendall today signed the I Dodd bill legalizing the sale of cigarettes to adults. L. H. Schroeder. J. Lawrence Lien. John Towers. C. J. Znber and Melbert Folsom were put through the third degree of Oddfollowship last Friday night. A ten-pound girl was born to Mr. a:'.d Mrs Charles Martens of this city Sunday. A young barber of 10 pounds was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie Sebastian at Postville hospital Monday morning. Attorney and Mrs. W. H. Burling and family will join the jolly campers at Durno Springs Park this summer, the lumber for their cottage going out yesterday. Henry Sebastian will do the building. Castalia. Ossian and Fostvillc Commercial Clubs are making a concerted effort to have a number of the grade crossings between here and Ossian eliminated which have been the cause of many accidents. The Monday club elected the following officers and committees: Mrs. Dora Williams, president: Mrs. Belle Meier, vice president; Mrs. Myra Gray, secretary: Mrs. Maude Baily. Mrs. Helen Behrens. Mrs. Beatrice Brenner. Mrs. OrRell Comstock and Mrs. May Douglass, program committee. The biggest and best drama ever presented in Postville will soon be on the boards under the auspices of the Arthur F. Brandt Post. American Legion. Here is the talent: Lee M. Burdick. Mrs. Ruth Hanks. Ray R Douglass. Mrs. Ethel Sanders, j. L. Lien. Miss Lydia Schukei, Clifford Conley. G. W. Hunt and Mrs. Edith Palas. Northeastern Iowa voted itself a place in the baseball sun Thursday when representatives from McGregor. Postville. Guttenberg, Lansing. Monona. Castalia and Elkader decided to form the Northeast Iowa Baseball association. The officers elected were: J. A. Maiers of Monona, president: F. R Clutier of Guttenberg. vice president: E. \V. Gaunitz of Lansing, secretary and treasurer; John Gregg and Ira Riley of Postville, N. N. Erlich of McGregor. J. H. Kregel of Guttenberg. E. Snell of Monona and E. J. Spinner of Lansing, board of directors. ST. BRIDGET'S CHURCH. Francis J. Vallaster, Pastor. Sunday masses at 8:00 and 10:00 a. m. Weekday mass at 7:30 a. m. Catechetical Instructions Saturdays at 2 p. m. for children of school age. Confessions will be heard every Saturday, from 2:30 to 5:30 and from 7:00 to 8:30. Mid-Week Lenten service Wedncs day evening at 8:00 o'clock. The sub ject of the meditation. "Christ Speaks from Calvary to the Fallen." The Ladies' Aid will meet Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in the Assembly Room. The senior choir will rehearse on Thursday evening at 7:30 at the church. "Concerning the Lord's Supper." is the subject of a lecture by the Pastor Friday evening at 8:00 o'clock at the church. The confirmation class will meet on Saturday morning at 9:00 o'clock at the church. The junior choir will rehearse on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Church School service Sunday morning at 9:15 o'clock. Palm Sunday service Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock. The sermon subject. "Hold Fast That Thou Hast." The confirmation class will be received into active membership in the congregation at this service. Holy Thursday evening at 8:00 o'clock the Service and Holy Communion. The meditation subject, "Christ Speaks from Calvary to Those Who do Their Best." On Good Friday morning at 10:00 o'clock the traditional Good Friday German service and Holy Communion. Good Friday evening at 8:00 o'clock the Service and Holy Communion. The subject of the meditation, "Christ Speaks From Calvary to Lost Souls." Easter Sunrise Service Easter morning at 6:00 o'clock. "The Dawn That Transfigures Tears." is the sermon subject. The combined senior and junior choirs, the senior choir, the junior choir, a trio and soloists will contribute to the service. Festival Easter Service and Holy Communion Easter morning at 10:30 o'clock. "Lead On, O King Eternal," is the sermon subject. The Luther college women's chorus of Luther college, Decorah, will present a concert at St. Paul's Thursday evening, April 25, at 8:00 o'clock. Little ads Want Ads. with big results—our "Will you please express my thanks to the many fine Postville people who have remembered me on this, my 78th birthday. I am always glad to hear from and see anyone from Postville. 1 am happy to say that I enjoy my home here and am on the road to recovery. Christ Salzgeber. Oak Knolls Rest Home, 1611 27th Street. Des Moines. Iowa." • For the many expressions of sympathy and the friendly acts of helpfulness extended to us in our sudden bereavement, the passing on of our beloved daughter. Norma Jean, we wish to extend our deep appreciation. To the Rev. Seamans, those who brought floral offeritif's and all who assisted us at the funeral, do we also express our thanks.—Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Hanks and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hanks. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, i 9(6 THANK YOU. I wish to thank my friends, neigh, bors and relatives for their cards, let. ters and visits while 1 was u patient In the Decorah hospital. These were till greatly appreciated. Mrs. Glenn Olson, ALBINO. An Albino pocket gopher was found recently by G. F. Hanstein of Craig. The gopher was normal except that itj fur was white and its eyes were pink. COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF POSTVILLE Rev. Eldon Seamans, Pastor. Fifty Years Ago. Interesting Items taken from the files of "The Graphic," published in Postville. April 16. 1896. Ice cream and strawberry season is here. George Plngman and Fritz Wilke are decorating the interior of the Henry Busacker home. My house for rent or sale. Mrs. J. Oathoat. i Don't rush. . .remember this was 50 years ago.—Ed. Note.) Sheehy & Garms have taken the contract to erect a large Catholic church at Calmar this summer. The waterworks system in Postville cost S10.000 to complete, but $3,000 additional is required to put in a number i of extensions. Merchant Crosby has a trio of pets, fine Partridge Cochin fowls, which he expects will take first premium at any fair. They are beauties. The meeting of the Monday club with Mrs. Judge Williams a week ago was greatly enjoyed by the ladies. The springless wagon ride was a feature. Adolph Thias. who has been clevking at Luhman & Sanders store the last three years, has resigned and Theodore Luhman and Carl Douglass are the new clerks. The marshal fed 173 tramps during the past year, which cost the town an average of S6.30 per month. From theater troupes the marshal collected $1699.50, from dog tax $22.50 and fines $10.00. Hoy, Schroeder & Co. have a couple of wheels on exhibition in their store. We are under obligations to John Moir for favors extended during our vacation. John would made a first- class newspaperman. "The Temple of Fame." a grand musical, literary and spectacular entertainment will be" given by home talent at Turner Hall, April 23 and 24, for the benefit of the Reading Room. The cast of characters follows: Mrs. Sarah Luhman, Alice Hunt, Bessie Roberts, Katie Miller, Ruth Roberts, Sadie Goetz, Jennie Nicolay, Alma Meier, Charles Weber. Nannie MeKin- ley, James Perry, Addie Sanders, J. E. Barclay, Mr. Luhman, E. A. Cornell, Mrs. J. E. Perry. Mrs. Jessie Sanders. Jennie Burling, Ollie Orr, Elmer Gray, Mrs. Mate Welzel, Clara Mickelson, Fred Schroeder, Cora Schmidt, C. R. Wallis, Mrs. Dr. Cole, Anna Redhead, H. E. Roberts, Mrs. Dr. Becker, Sara Prescott, Mabel Hawks, Mabel Beedy, Maggie Sheehy, John Waters, Helen Skelton, Eva Bargelt, May Prior, Anga Schmidt, Ruth Traver. Clara Alward, Myra Gray, Hattie Leui, Gene Hawkins, Florence Parker, Leta Perry. Ray Abel, Gale Abel. Helen Roberts, Josie Gorbam, Josie and Godfrey Nicolay. Pianist will be Mrs. Cornell. On Thursday evening the choir will meet for rehearsal at 7:30. The communicant's class will meet at the manse at two o'clock on Saturday afternoon. We are meeting in the afternoon this week in order to have time for a party at the close of class. Sunday Services: 10:00—Morning Worship. The minister will bring the message in keeping with the spirit of Palm Sunday. Theme: "Who Entereth Our City?" At this service there will be the baptism of infants. The choir will present special music. 11:00—Sunday School. Our newly elected superintendent. Robert Burling, in charge. Classes for all ages. 7:30—The young people meet at the church. John Dresser is in charge of the devotions. Rev. Seamans will lead the discussion. Topic: "Boy and Girl Relationships." Holy Week Services: We shall hold services each evening during Holy Week. We shall meet at 8:00. The themes are as follows: Monday—"The Day of Authority." Tuesday—"The Day of Conflict." Wednesday—"The Day of Silence." Thursday—The Last Supper." Friday—Our Good Friday service will be in the form of a Communion service. There will be a reception of members. The theme of the minister's meditation will be: "The Meaning of the Sacrament." Christian Science Churches The subject of the lesson-sermon in all Churches of Christ, Scientist, for Sunday, April 14, 1946, is "Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?" The golden text is "Why art thou cast down, O my Soul? and why are thou disquieted within me? hope In God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God." (Psalms 43:5) Selections from the Bible and from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy comprise the lesson-sermon. One of the Bible citations reads: "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that Is within me, bless his holy name. Who for- giveth all thine Iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovlngkindness and tender mercies;" (Psalms 103:1,8,4) From the Christian Science textbook Is the following: "Christian Science reveals incontrovertlbly that Mind is All-in-all, that the only realities are the divine Mind and Idea. This great fact Is not, however, seen to be supported by sensible evidence, until its divine Principle is demonstrated by healing the sick and thus proved absolute and divine. This proof once seen, no other conclusion can be reached." (p. 109) Many of the famous PT boats are plywood. Those initials could stand for "plywood terror." UNITED BRETHREN CHURCHES. J. B. Haddock, Pastor. Castalia: Sunday School at 10 a. m. Worship Service at 11:15 a. m. Postville: Worship Service at 10 a. m. Sunday School at 11 a. m.' Sunday evening services at 8:00. Prayer and Bible study on Tuesday evening at eight o'clock. Forest Mills: Sunday School at 10:45 a. m. A Message To Homeless Veterans And All Interested In Building You are home from the wars. You fought for your country and now you want the things that every American wants—a job and a good home. You should have that home. You are entitled to it, but there just aren't enough homes to go around. Maybe you're wondering why somebody doesn't do something. What we have to say to you isn't going to be easy. Nor is it going to be easy for you to take. We believe, however, that you would rather have it "straight" than to be kidded: So here it is, straight from the shoulder: There is no way by which the , building business, the government, the President, the Congress of the United States or anyone else, can provide this year all the homes you and the other people of this country want. No amount of money appropriated by Congress can do It. Several hundred thousand homes are going to be built, of course. Maybe you'll be one of the lucky ones to get one. The building industry, working with the government, will do everything in its power to supply veterans' needs first... Even so, a lot of you boys are going to be disappointed. "But why?" you ask. "Why can't we build a million homes this year?" "Let's get the assembly lines going again, prefabricate them, use the wartime airplane plants. Whatever you need to do, let's do it. But let's build homes quick !" We wish it were that easy. Wc already have a lot of prefabricating plants making homes and they're no better off than any other home builder because they too can't get toilet bowls, bathtubs, lumber, etc. If you do not get your new home this year, it will be for the same reason that a lot of you will not be able to buy a refrigerator, or an automobile, or nylon hose, or white shirts, or a suit of clothes. There aren't enough materials coming out of the factories. Remember, the manufacturers of building materials and equipment went through the same war that the automobile people did. For 3'j years, while you were fighting on the shooting front, the building industry along with other industries was working with might and main to build and maintain the huge war plant on the home front. We found out with automobiles, nylons and refrigerators, it takes time to reconvert. The building industry was not allowed to start re­ conversion until after the Japanese war was over. We've had our share of strikes and labor troubles too. The war ended in August but home building restrictions were not lifted until October 15, 1945, less than six months ago. Yet home builders did their part; In the first 60. days they started over 125,000 homes. Many of them are not completed yet because we can't get materials, equipment and labor enough. Yes, the builders did their part, but they couldn't compete with the military. Don't let anybody tell you we fell down on the job. Good as you wore as a fighting man, the best in the world, even the Japs had you tied down until you got the materials. But once you got the stuff, Germans, Japs and nobody else could stop you. Same way with the building industry. Gradually we're clearing away the bottlenecks giving home builders the green light. Gradually we're getting more and more stuff every day, and more and more homes are being completed, more and more are being started. By the end of this year we'll be going at a mlllion-a-year clip, and you'll have your home. Wc in the building industry foresaw that this crisis would happen. We urged the government lung before the end of the war to let us get our plants and plans in shape. We knew you would want a home when you got back. The government said "No I". Well, maybe that was all right. You were fighting a tough war and you neoded the stuff. But it meant the building industry could not be ready for you when you got home. We'll see that you get a home faster than anybody else can get it for you. But what you and we should really be afraid of is that amateur tampering with so complex a thing as the building business, may prolong the home shortage unnecessarily. This could easily happen if. instead of putting all our energies on breaking the real bottleneck, we allow ourselves to be stampeded into impractical visionary schemes to produce houses by the million when there won't be materials and equipment enough to produce more than half that many this year, unless obstacles are removed. Some of the ideas that are bring advocated by well meaning men are so dangerous that they might upset our entire economy for years to come and delay home building indefinitely. You don't want this to happen because it would hurt you and all the rest of the people of the United States, and it wouldn't get you the home you want. You can help prevent it if you will remember that housing, like a lot of other things, is a war casualty, and that only common sense and an all-nut attack on the real bottlenecks will cure it. What are the bottlenecks? We've already mentioned a shortage of materials. Rut much of this shortage is due to OPA. We're not suggesting that OPA stop standing in the way of production of more materials and equipment. We are suggesting that OPA stop thinking in terms of war. "reconvert." and start thinking in terms of peace and production. One of the most serious shortages we have is in sanitaryware. plumbing supplies, radiators and the like. OPA for some time has had dozens of applications for price adjustment in this industry alone. They haven't done anything at all about them. In the meantime, manufacturers cannot get labor, because they can't afford to pay enough. You've heard about the lumber shortage. Lumber mills are producing lots of lumber but not much of the kind that's used in homes. Why not? Largely because OPA is still operating on a wartime basis, allowing higher prices on non-home lumber and on lumber for export. These are just two of many examples. Right there is bottleneck No. 1. Bottleneck No. 2 is labor in the field. As you know, the boys were slow in coming back and those that did. often went on other than home-building jobs. We've done something about that by giving home builders priorities on materials tor veterans' homes. This will mean less general construction and so more labor will be available to build homes. When these two bottlenecks—production and labor—arc cleared away, homes will go up fast. When we read daily about the unhappiness of thousands of veterans who can't find a home of their own, our emotions are apt to run away with us. The President says there are 5,000000 homes needed immediately; Wil- Bon'Wyatt, our new housing chief, says 2,500,000. Thoughtful studies by eco­ nomists of the Producers' Council (manufacturers) put the figure at about 850.000. No one really knows what's correct. But just five years ago the building industry could find customers for only 450.000 homes. Is it reasonable to suppose we desperately need five million? It is important to the welfare of the people of the whole nation that you and we do some very straight thinking on this problem. There arc 6.000.000 people dependent on the building industry for a living. Perhaps you are one of them, or your brother, your father, your uncle. It is the second largest industry in the country. Let's be very careful how we monkey with the machinery that makes it run. lest our monkey wrench slip and we find we've wrecked the machinery that provides jobs for tl.000.000 people. That wouldn't do you any j, r ood. Suppose we set up assembly lines all over the country to produce houses by the million. It wouldn't help you NOW because the real bottleneck isn't home building rapacity, it's materials and equipment. And there is every assurance that, if we did produce millions of homes in this Way, they would not be the kind of homes you want, and that they would cost more. There is this fact, however: Hundreds of thousands of carpenters, brick-layers, plumbers, electricians and other workmen, all of whom now earn their living building homes, would not have jobs. In the meantime, thousands of other workmen would have to be recruited from the already scarce ranks of labor in this country, trained and taught new skills and new techniques to build house panels in government factories. Maybe you've forgotten how long it took to work out assembly line techniques for airplanes and tanks, and that was in wartime when nobody cared how much it cost and how much sacrifice it entailed. It would take years to build a new giant industry to produce millions of factory-made homes everyone so glibly talks about. In the meantime, wc have ready at hand, anxious to get going, a home building Industry capable of producing a million—yes, a million -and-a -half—homes a year. We built 937,(100 in one year, as far bark as 1925, and did five billion dollars of other building besides. The labor ami materials that went into this five billion dollars of nonresidential building was the equivalent of another 900,000 homes. You don't have to wait for a new giant industry to be created from scratch. You don't have to risk wrecking our existing economy while waiting for a new type of industry. You won't have to live in a "housing project" which is not the American ideal of a home. The building industry, working with the government, is clearing away the wartime bottlenecks as fast as possible. By Fall we can be building at a million-homes-a-year pace, or better. You'll have your new home as fast, as you'll have your new car. PRACTICAL BUILDER 59 E. Van Buren St., Chicago 5 Plan Your Permanent Home Now See Us For Particulars We'll Speed Things Up For You As Much As We Can J. L GREGG O SONS LUMBER GO. Telephone No. 241 "The Place To Buy When You Want To Build" POSTVILLE, IOWA

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