Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 10, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 10, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, APML ID, 194, was raised to $45 a week which with overtime stepped it up to $58. But now comes along the income tax which hadn*t touched him back in 1940 and that tax took $11 a week out of his pay check, so his take home pay was actually onty $47. Since the end of the war and no more overtime he still has the $5 a week raise but the income tax takes $9 out so he goes home to his family with only $38 instead of $40 which he had before the war. We had occasion to do some driving last weekend when we made a hurried business trip to Des Moines. All along the way farmers were busy in fields. When they cut down the big maple tree near the Gaddis Brooks home last Wednesday, the usual assemblage of onlookers was on hand to ofTer advice on how the tree should bo felled. Alfred Winter, an expert at such work. proved he could live up to his reputa- | Spring is two weeks ahead of us down in that section of the state. Returning home after dark Friday night, we noticed not a few farmers 'dragging, discing and seeding fields by use of a strong headlight on their tractors. We wondered, as we rode along, what our Dad would say about such farming activity. He used three-horse teams hitched to the harrow or the walking plow, and plodded behind them days on end to get the spring crops in. Now the farmer rides on a tractor, comfortably seated on a soft cushion, doing the work in one day that formerly required a week's time. And the end is not yet in sight. (We mean, of course, the end to inventions.) They're talking now of inventing radio controlled machinery whereby a farmer sits in his home and by merely manipulating dials, has his fieldwork done much like radio-controlled airplanes and bombers were used in the late war. And down at Sumner. G. Wiley Beveridge, publisher of the Gazette, several years ago placed his order for a machine by which he can set the type for his paper automatically and without a linotype operator by use of the typewritten roll of copy. He is promised delivery on the machine as soon as production can get underway. They're taking the romance and glamour out of just about everything nowadays. tion of dropping a tree "on a dime.' The project was interesting enough to bring forth several forms of wagers— how long it would take to bring the 100-year-old patriarch into a horizontal position: how many cords of firewood it would produce; whether it would break up the concrete paving on which it would fall: and the like. * • • • » A most interesting sight was the display of five electric washing machines in the show window of the Schutte furniture store one day last week. No announcement had been made that they were expected, nor had orders been taken for them. Within a few- hours all five were sold and inquiries have poured in since when the next allotment will be coming. It's a sign of things to come. • * * • » Mrs. Laurence Hofer's early experience as a school teacher has created quite a problem for her. Having a husband to provide meals for seems in itself a big enough task for most women—and Ida Belle is no exception. A year or more ago she was asked to "help out a few weeks" at Elgin while a regular teacher was absent. She stayed out the rest of the school year. Last fall when a teacher at Waukon absented herself. Ida Belle was asked to "help out" for a brief spell. Days dragged into weeks, and weeks into months. Saturday she told us the Waukon schools will be dismissed within a few weeks and here she is still "helping out." But Laurence is eating three times a day despite his wife's other duties. * * * * * It appears now that Postville's new mayor really means business about keeping stray, unlicensed dogs from molesting gardens and shrubs about town. He visited our office last week to have notices printed warning against the running at large of dogs and from a few remarks he made, we were led to believe "something's going to be done" to calm irate housewives and gardeners who each spring complain about this nuisance of seeing their gardens, flower plantings and shrubbery destroyed by wandering packs of canines. L'p at Ossian the mayor's job this year went begging. Lloyd Strand, elected to succeed himself, refused to accept the positio/i and the Council appointed Wm. Holtey to fill the vacancy. Over at Sumner only one ticket was filed for the town ticket and 300 people went to the polls and wrote in and elected a mayor other than thg one appearing on the ballot. About the same thing happened at Prairie du Chien where over a thousand "write- j in" votes were cast to elect a mayor | other than the one whose name ap- j peared on the ballot. We note by our exchanges that in a few towns nearby two tickets were nominated by one and the same caucus in order to.create more interest in the town affairs and heavy voting resulted. Its an idea that might be tried out in Postville hereafter. iWillard Schutte and Joe Hecker. Town Committeemen, please note.) • * * « • Earl Lee Kelly addressing a service club in Los Angeles recently pointed out a new phase of the strike epidemic which has delayed reconversion in this country since the end of the war, says the Howard County Times. He said workers should have an increase in wages in all lines of industry, but they should not be on strike against their employers; they should be on strike against paying exorbitant tribute to extravagant government, and employers should join in the strike. The speaker then cited a typical case of a mechanic who earned $40 a week back in 1940. During the war his base pay Clayton County Candidates Who Filed for Primaries TOWN COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS. Twelve Republicans and ten Demo crats had filed nomination papers before the March 25 deadline for candidates running for county offices in the June 3 primaries in Clayton county. The Republicans have two races for county office with two candidates for the county attorney post and a three way contest for the 1947 supervisor term. Two Democratic candidates have also filed for the latter post. The following Republicans have filed: M. R. Smith. Elkader. auditor; Everett Hagensick, Marquette, treasurer; Marjorie Downie Lenth, Elkader, recorder: R. M. Downing. Elkader, clerk: A. W. Mueller. Guttenberg. sheriff; E. L. Gross. Strawberry Point, and Bob Coon. McGregor, county attorney: E. W. Tuecke, Garnavillo, coroner: George Behn. Cox Creek, township. Oscar A. Benson, Highland, and Vern Trudo. Wagner township, supervisor—1947 term: Roy Wessel. Mallory township, supervisor '48 term. Democrats who filed were: Reid Dillon. Strawberry Point, auditor; Alvin Zwanziger, Strawberry Point, treasurer: Irma Connor Schriver, Strawberry Point, recorder; A. H. Berg. Luana. clerk: Forrest Fischer, Guttenberg, sheriff: L. Jack Degnan, Guttenberg. county attorney; E. A. Folder. Guttenberg, coroner; A. R. Dittmer. Sperry township, and Milton Klink, Cox Creek township, supervisor—1947 term; Joe Kasper, Clayton township, supervisor—1948 term. (Official.) The Postville Town Council met In regular session in the Council Chambers, Memorial Hall, on April 5, 1946, with Mayor M. C. Deering presiding. The following Councilmen were present: F. C. Ruckdaschel, Harold Schroeder, James Overland, Keith Gregg, and Glenn Olson. Others present were: H. A. Langc, waterworks superintendent; Eldo Gericke, marshal; Otto Appel, street commissioner, and A. C. Webster, town clerk. To correct procedure taken at Special Meeting of Town Council April 1, 1946. wherein Mayor appointed town clerk, the council proceeded to elect town clerk. A. C. Webster and Joseph B. Steele were nominated for town clerk and vote was had by ballot and vote was as follows: Steele, three; Webster, two. Harold Schroeder, councilman, was appointed temporary clerk by the Council for the remainder of the meeting and kept the minutes thereof. The minutes of the last regular and special meetings of the Council were read and approved. The reports of H. A. Lange, Eldo Gericke. Otto Appel, L. O. Beucher, treasurer, and A. C. Webster, clerk, were read and approved. The bonds of H. A. Lange, Otto Appel. Eldo Gericke and M. C. Deering were examined and approved. Motion carried that the following salaries be paid: H. A. Langc, $140.00 per month; Eldo Gericke. $140.00 per month; Otto Appel, $145.00 per month, and John Burrow, $120.00 per month. The following claims were allowed: State of Iowa, consumer's use tax $ .79 State of Iowa, sales tax 9.33 George Bursell, labor 6.90 Laurence Hofer. freight, express, hauling 22.53 Henry Lawson, labor / 8.25 Louis L. Hill, supplies 37.34 Postville Farmers Telephone Co., phone 5.63 Badger Meter Co.. supplies 38.73 Willard Schutte, president of Commercial Club, discussed present housing situation in Postville with the Council. Motion carried that Fred Lange be hired to relieve waterworks superintendent every other Sunday at salary of 60 cents per hour. Motion carried that matter of extra street lights be referred to Light Committee. Upon motion council adjourned. HAROLD SCHROEDER, Temporary Clerk. TOWN COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS SPECIAL MEETING AFRIL 9, 1946 COLLEGE COW PRODUCES 55,760 QUARTS OF MILK An Iowa State College registered Holslein cow, K P Oakdale Princess, has produced enough milk in her lifetime to supply an average family with three quarts of milk every day for nearly 50 years. On the record books is the production of Princess for her eight yearly milking periods. During the eight years, she produced a total of 119,883 pounds of milk and 4,251 pounds of butterfat. Put up in bottles, that production adds up to 55,760 quarts. When she was four years and five months old, Princess produced a yearly record of 18,101 pounds of milk and 665 pounds of butterfat. A special meeting of the Postville Town Council was held in the Council Chambers. Memorial Hall, on April 9. 1946. with Mayor M. C. Deering presiding. The following Councilmen were present: F. C. Ruckdaschel, Harold Schroeder, James Overland, Keith Gregg and Glenn Olson. Councilman Harold Schroeder was appointed temporary clerk and kept the minutes of the meeting. To correct procedure taken at meeting of Town Council on April 5, 1946, wherein vote for clerk was had by ballot, the Council proceeded to take roll call vote to elect Town Clerk. A. C. Webster and Joseph B. Steele were nominated for Town Clerk. Upon call of roll the following vote was had: Glenn Olson. James Overland and Keith Gregg for Steele; Fred C. Ruckdaschel and Harold Schroeder for Webster. The Mayor declared Joseph B. Steele duly elected Town Clerk. The Council proceeded to elect waterworks superintendent. H. A. Lange was nominated for this position. Upon call of the roll the following councilmen voted for Lange: Fred C. Ruckdaschel, Harold Schroeder, Keith Gregg, Glenn Olson, and James Overland. The Mayor declared Lange duly elected waterworks superintendent. Upon motion council adjourned. HAROLD SCHROEDER, Temporary Clerk. 29,000,000 PREWAR CARS Well over 29,000.000 cars, trucks and buses of prewar vintage are traveling America's highways today. Motor vehicle registrations during the past year dropped only 33 hundredths of one percent. SCHOOL NEWS. (Continued from Page One) Typing Students Whiz. The typing students a^ P. H. S. arc renlly setting the world on fire with their new typing records. (Maybe in reality it isn't the world, but just their typewriters.) At any rate, three new certificates were presented to typing II students for passing the February Gregg Writer tests. Those who received Competent Typists Certificates for typing for ten minutes with five errors or less were Bcttc Gundcrson at 51 w. p. m.. Virginia Peckham. 50 w. p. m.. and Ethel Kurth. 41 w. p. m. A Gregg Typing Speed Certificate was earned by Darlene Szabo who typed for 15 minutes with seven errors or less at a rate of 36 net words a minute. FFA Convention. Postville FFA boys are preparing for another journey. No, not a Held trip this time, but to a convention of the Future Farmers of America at Cedar Rapids on Friday and Saturday of this week. Although the whole chapter cannot go. they will be represented by Cloy Schultz and Leo ChristofTcrson. with Gilbert Livingood and Milton Turner as alternates. Sixth Grade Class Enlarged. The sixth grade has two new members, Beverly Kennett. from Monona and Russell Perryman from Cedar Rapids. The class hopes they'll enjoy their work with them. The world of tomorrow with all its scientific wonders has been interesting reading work. For art class designs have been made from dropping a string on a sheet of paper and using lots of imagination from then on till dogs, boats, flowers, people and toys emerge as the final products. l'ourth Grade Decorates for Easter. For art class the children have made a colorful spring border for the room. Easter lilies, bright tulips and hopping rabbits made up the border. Since they have been reading the unit "Light" in science the pupils drew pictures telling the story of light. The drawings began with torches that the cave men used. Later came stone and clay lamps, lanterns, candles, oil and kerosene lamps, gas lights and finally the electric lamp. Second Grade Enjoy Workdowns. The second grade has added a new name to its roll. Her name is Anna Mae Perryman. She comes from Cedar Rapids. In art, they reread the story of Peter Rabbit and made pencil sketches to illustrate the story. Some of these sketches are on the bulletin board. Next week they are going to paint. In reading, they are taking turns reading the story to the class, in the morning. In the afternoon, they read silently. First Grade Study Magnets. Last Friday, for the morning science class, the first grade experimented with magnets making them pick up pins, tacks, screws, and nails. It was enjoyed very much. In the afternoon lima' bean seeds were planted in tin cans, so that they may see them grow. Visitors recently have been Cheryl Rekow, Mrs. Urban Sadler. Mrs. Milo Meyer. Mrs. Kenneth Hennessey and Sandy. This is the last of the series of visitors by invitation. Ail of the mothers have been invited at least once and most of them two or three times. All but eight of the 30 have come. Any of the others are welcome to come at any time that is convenient for them, as are those who have been here. Kindergarteners Become Writers. Last Thursday the pupils made up another story about a picture of a little girl and a monkey. Last Tuesday they went outside to play instead of down in the gym. It was the first time this year that they have gone outside. They enjoyed it very much. Easter Seals are Mailed; Proceeds to Aid Crippled The Allamakee committee having charge of the sale of Easter stamps, proceeds of which will be used to aid crippled children and the disabled, mailed letters with stamps throughout the county last week for which remittance is to be made in envelopes enclosed with the stamps. Evidence that the Bunny spirit belongs to the Easter season mounted this week as rural school children of Allamakee county plunged into n special humanitarian task, replete with "bunnies" and all the other traditional meaning of Easter. The Easter season has the significance of new life and new hope—and that is just what these rural children are doing. They arc cooperating in the Bunny Sale, a special campaign for the annual Easter Seal drive. Easter seals are the major means of raising funds to help Iowa's crippled and handicapped children. Every Easter Seal or Bunny packet of Seals that is purchased means new life and hope for some crippled Iowa neighbor boy or girl, the sale directors say. Dru9 ft* ,rrln9l •ft Hunting, Fishing Licenses Now on Sale in Allamakee Lillian Meicrkord, county recorder, has received 2.260 hunting and fishing licenses and they are now on sale at her office and nine other depositories in the county. The licenses may be purchased at the Postville State bank. Citizens State bank. L. L. Hill hardware. L. O. Koevc- nig hardware and the Hoth hardware, at Postville; Farmers and Merchants Savings bank. Waterville; New Albin Savings bank. New Albin; A. O. Pederson. Rossville, and Bert Danaher, Dorchester. BISMA-REX upset shmadt, Bisma-Rex neutralizes stomach acids, helps remove gn, soothes cendet stomach lining and relieves heartburn. ONU 50' Rexall PURETEST ASPIRIN TABLETS —100't Quick relief for simple headaches, neuralgia and other cold discomforts. ONir 49* CIGARETTES CANDY FOUNTAIN SERVICE PRESCRIPTIONS Brueckner Drugstore D«UC ItORI "DOUBLING UP" THE SB DAYS? Redecorate Your Rooms This New Thrifty Way! Veteran coming home? Newlyweds moving in? Say "welcome" lo diem with bright, newly decorated rooms. It's no jub at all to cheer up dreary old wallpaper and walls in your "extra" room, guest or bedroom—or kitchen and bath. Just take a can of quick-drying SUPERMIX Qmc-Hne High Testing SEED CORN We have a stock of EARLY VARIETY CARGILL'S NO. 200 or 105-Day Corn now on hand * YOUR KINGSKROST CORN IS IN STOCK Fa rmers Sto re Telephone No. 231 Postville, Iowa HOUSEHOLD GOODS AT Auction Sale! ! I will sell at Public Auction at my home in southwest Postville, on Saturday, April 13 at one o'clock P. M. Household Goods Bedroom Suite; Dining Room Suite; Rocking Chairs; 2 Rugs; Library Tables; Fischer Piano; Extra Beds with Springs and Mattresses; Fruit Jars; Crockery; Dishes and many other articles. Chas. l-uebka Eaton Waters, Auct. , Citizens State Bank, Clerk Mix it with water and spread it on. Quic-tone covers most surfaces in one coat and dries in less than an hour. No paint odor either. 12 uasbable colors and wbitt. LOUIS L. HILL Heating—Hardware—Plumbing OUR OWN HARDWARE .MIIIIKIIIIIIII '"HiiiiituiiHitiiMiiMM imiiiiiiiiinin ui mi iimmim Scud het Whether she's your mother, sister, or that special "someone," sweeten her Easter joy with a box of delicious candy, appropriate for the holiday. If your order is going out of town, order today. We will ship parcel post to insure its arriving by Easter. THE PALM Telephone No. 246 Postville, Iowa """"""""'"'""'MIMIII Illllllllim Him „„„ |||IIIIIHI.H'I«'I*

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