Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 17, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 17, 1946
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This country today is experiencing Ms worv. meat shortage since before the war. Poultry products have supplemented beef and pork to offset the scarcity of these items. But despite the prospects of the best market for poultry, chick hatcheries in some communities are reporting a falling ofT on orders for chicks They lay it to the stories pouring out from some sources that foodstuffs are not available to brtng chicks to maturity and this is having a bad effect on some farmers. Here in northeastern Iowa most farms produce the feed needed for their poultry and supplement this with concentrates which have been coming through with regularity. It would seem that poultry raisers are in for bigger profits than ever this year and rather thr.n cut down on '.heir chick purchases, they should increase them. If the folks cannot buy pork and beef, they're going to eat chicken. We inquired of local hatcheries Monday how orders were coming through here and they report demand still good, but urged farmers who are still expecting to buy baby chicks, to get '.heir orders placed now. because when once their in- cubatcrs are shut down, they cannot be put back in operation. Remember when children found pretty colored Easter eggs of candy and jelly beans in their hidden nests? The sugar shortage, they say. is keeping these delicacies off the market and this year the Easter rabbit will be able to supply only the hard-boiled, home grown and colored eggs. The annual egg hunt on the White House lawn in Washington has been canceled this year because of the food saving pro- cram, but out here in Iowa where eggs are plentiful a number of communities are staging egg hunts for the children. At Sumner the merchants have sponsored an egg hunt for a number of years and they have planned another for Saturday of this week. That should be a lot of fun for all concerned. SHEPHERD FAMILY OF SCOTLAND CAME HERE IN 1868 They're going to put some teeth into a proposed weed law in Iowa. That's what seven Clayton county men learned last week at a weed control conference held at Cedar Rapids. The county supervisors, several weed commissioners and the county extension director attended the session and brought back good news for those ' farmers who have been menaced by Canada thistles infiltrating their lands. During the war weed laws were relaxed so as not to interfere with food production programs while scarcity of help existed. -But now, with things gradually petting back to normal, state laws will be enforced and "the weed law will become more powerful, since the weed problem in Iowa is becoming more serious each year." Grover Hahn. Clayton county extension director said. Speaking of chicks, did you know- that Jimmie Overland has had three Nissei (Japanese-Americans) working as chick sexers at his hatchery for the past six years? The three are brothers. Art. Joe and Ted Yoshamira. who come here each hatching day from Decorah. Art was a soldier in the U. S. Army and lost a leg in the fighting in Italy early in the war. Ted is now in Tokyo as a member of the U. S. army of occupation. Joe is a Chicago watchmaker who follows the chick sexing profession during the spring months and then returns to his trade in the Windy City. * « * * » We have heard a lot of stories of the difficulty returning servicemen have in getting civilian clothes. But here's the ultimate concerning a local ex- sergeant. After the distraught store clerk had shown him the entire stock of trousers on hand, the ex-sergeant remarked: "I would take these pants, but I'm afraid they would chafe under the arms." (Could it be the ex-sergeant felt smaller after returning to civilian life?) We have the following letter from Hugh Shepherd who at present is staying at the Masonic Sanitarium in Bettendorf: "As I write this on April 11. we are having a real snowstorm just to lend variety to the moods of nature. But after the long winter everything Is pushing forth from the ground, to indicate the coming of spring. "There were several items in the last Herald that cast n shadow over me, and to those bereft and In sorrow I extend sincerest sympathy. I note also where my friends, the Hammet family, observed Virgil's birthday anniversary in Davenport, and 1 wish to add my felicitations and wish for him many returns of the day. "As I look backward, the year 1868 looms largo in that it was then that our family of eight, (father, mother and four boys and two girls) set forth from the foothills village in Scotland and arrived in Postville on July 1.1868. "There are no Shepherds left In Postville now. How strange it now seems that we should come five thousand miles and settle in Postville.-We knew only one family in this whole country, and that was the family of Mrs. Ira Smith's grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel McWilliams. They were a grand family and had come to Postville after George Henderson had lectured in our old home town in Scotland and had extolled the advantages of America. We were to have come over here with the McWilliams family, but my people had some property to dispose of. so we came the following spring. "I write this because I have been frequently asked why I didn't write about myself and of the coming of the Shepherds to Postville. Horse and Buggy Doctor. "My father, as many of the old- timers will remember, was a "horse and buggy" doctor of the old school. Recently the Readers Digest carried an article on these practitioners of our early pioneer days and I could easily visualize my father as fitting into that picture. For 20 years he practised in Scotland and then for 32 years in Postville. He never refused to answer a call no matter how deep the snow nor how cold the weather. He kept a reord of the number of births he attended and this shows that he was present when more than 3.000 babies came into this world. Later he attended children of the very children at whose births he officiated. "How well I remember the day of his funeral. Among the floral offerings placed on his casket was a bunch of Scottish heather which Mrs. James Perry, wife of Captain Jim. as he was known to everyone, had brought from Scotland when she had gone over there for a visit. The heather she brought to the funeral and placed part of it in the lapel of my father's coat. 78-Year Association Ends. "All of this reminds us how time changes all things. After active association w;ith the life of Postville for 78 years, the Shepherd name has now entirely disappeared from there, and within another few years may even be entirely forgotten. "It is my hope that before long I will be able to meet the urgings of friends and bring you a short writeup of the life of. Sincerely yours, HUGH SHEPHERD." P.H.S. Freshmen Lead With Ten On New Honor Roll IOWA TROUT AND PIKE HATCHERIES NOW ACTIVE The state trout and pike hatcheries are in full swing with all of the trout eggs hatched, and with wall-eyed pike egg stripping at the Clear Lake and Spirit Lake hatcheries completed. Thousands of pike fry are now hatching. Distribution of legal size trout is being made in 40 northeast Iowa streams, and although, an accurate count of the number to be planted Is not available at this time, figures will approximate last year's stocking when some 125.000 of these slimbodied fighters were distributed. The season on trout opens May 1. The freshman class, with 10 names, leads the high school in the number'of students who arc listed on the last six weeks' honor roll, which requires grades above B minus in four subjects or more. The seniors and sophomores tied for second place with six names from each class on the honor roll. Fve juniors were nlso named. Several seniors were excluded from the honor roll because they are only taking three subjects this semester. The following names appear on the honor roll, in the front of the assembly room, for the last six weeks' period: Charlotte Bennett, John Dresser, Elaine Everman. JoAnn Haltmeyer. Ruth Miller. Clarlne Olson, Arlene Schtiltz. Betty Schutte. Kay Smith and Agnes Szabo. freshmen; Marjorie Bareis, Bernice Bachclder. Dorothy Kerr, Marjorie Kerr, Gwenn Schultz and Doris Walby. seniors: James Koevenig, Bernard Livingood. Fred Reincke, MaryJane Schlee, Peggy Spencer and Zonna Stee, sophomores: Bernice Brainard, Violet Gordanier, Gladys Mae Meyer, Kathleen Meyer and Chrystol Olson, juniors. Rural Exams to be Given. Mrs. Irene Rogers, normal training critic, will give examinations to rural eighth graders from the surrounding communities at the school house all day Wednesday.' Sixth Grade Multiplies Decimals. The sixth grade pupils have finished the unit on the division of fractions and are now working on the multiplication of decimals. The unit of study on the Balkan countries and Anatolia was concluded with a test in geography. Appropriate designs for plates have been made by the class for art work. In English class, the use of adjectives and adverbs has been studied. Fourth Grade Studies the South. The fourth grade pupils are planning what they would like to visit and would expect to see as they study "Our Neighbors To The South" in geography. This unit tells about the countries of Central America and the West Indies and the European colonies in South America. Third Grade Studies Division. Pupils in the third grade began learning how to divide in arithmetic last week. All of the division combinations of two were studied. A list of requirements for good book reports was made by the class and copied by Leonard Althousc. For use in the Tuesday and Wednesday language classes, each pupil wrote a report about a book which he had enjoyed reading. Some interesting designs were made in art classes by writing names with paint in the fold of a sheet of paper. The mounted designs are displayed above the blackboard in the back of the room. Yvonne Schultz and Carol Ann Schutte celebrated their birthdays last week. Second Grade Loses A Pupil. The second grade lost a pupil this week when Wayne Martin moved. In spelling, the pupils had a test over the last four weeks' words. Nine pupils got a grade of 100 in the test of 25 words. Painting has not been started yet by the pupils, but they will begin soon to paint. The first "Think and Do" workbooks will be finished next week. then experimented to see what would float and watched others go to the bottom. Attention Parents: The baseball season has started. However, the first grade will not be dismissed as a class for any game. Therefore, if you are willing for your children to go, or if they are lo go with you. will you please call for them or send a written message to Miss Plath to let her know it is with your approval. Whatever the case may be, students are not to be dismissed before 3 p. m. Postville Fire Department Officers For 1946-47 Chief—Glenn Olson. Assistant Chief—Burr Cook. Sec'y-Treas.—Harold Christofferson Marshal—Norris Blegen. Assistant Marshal—Elmer Ileitis. Nozzlcmcn —W. Lloyd Bruce, foreman; Milo J. Meyer, assistant foreman: John C. Martens, E. U. Cook; Laurence Hofer; Elmer Meyer. Linemen —Arnold Schutte. foreman; Harold Christofferson. assistant foreman; Lloyd Schultz. James Overland. Harold H. Schroeder. Leonard Pearson. Hook and Ladder —H. F. Ebcrling. foreman; Alfred Winter, assistant foreman: Charles Jones. Fire Extinguishers and Gas Masks— Clinton Lammert, foreman: Robert Mnrtindale. assistant foreman. Truck Drivers— Keith Gregg. Elliott Schroeder. Burr Cook. Electrician —Ted Anderson. A Rood mixture to use In building up blucgrass pastures that are worked over Is five pounds swectclovcr. three WEDNESDAY, APRIL », 19H pounds rod clovor. two pound »~iM «r? In southern lown ton pounds of Kor lespodcza may be added. Ml1 Fish and Wild Life Act Proposed by Cong. Tallc j Fish and other wildlife, as well as their resources and habitat, will have more protection if Representative Henry O. Tallc of Iowa, has his way about it. Through a bill he has introduced in the House he seeks to make protection of these paramount to uses of the waters of rivers for navigational or or other purposes. His bill provides that the war department shall maintain uniform pool levels in the rivers to prevent damage to fish and wildlife resources. The term "wildlife and wildlife resources" is defined in the bill as fish, muskrats and other fur-bearing animals, upland game birds, migratory fowl and all types of aquatic and land vegetation beneficial to the preservation of wildlife. For the Easter Party or Dinner-- . . . SERVE . > . ICE CREAM Adults or Children— Ice Cream's the treat they want for dessert! — ORDER SOME TODAY — Have You Tried Our Lunch and Fountain Service? We serve Tasty Sandwiches and Pics Delicious Sodas, Sundaes and Malteds. Brueckner Drug Store The REXALL Drug Store HI We Invite You To Gome In Often We are getting some new furniture every day and it will help you plan your home redecoration for Spring and Summer if you see these beautiful new pieces of FURNITURE- OCCASIONAL CHAIRS First Grade Enjoys Fainting. The first grade pupils have been painting all this week in art class and they have enjoyed it very much. Gary Eberling visited school Tuesday afternoon with his sister, Diane. Two groups finished their readers, "Our New Friends." They have also been learning new things in phonics. Friday they read in their science books about the different kinds of clouds. They also read about things that float and things that don't, and Most people call cause there's no shouldn't. em hick towns be- place to go they zmmmmsmmvmm | At the Elevator i : | JUST RECEIVED S CARLOAD OF FEEDING OATS I 1 1 1 Hall Roberts' Son Postville, Iowa NOTICE! Our Law Offices Will Be Closed Saturday Afternoons Until November 1 Burling & Palas Joseph B. Steele A Wide Selection of Styles and Coverings TABLE LAMPS LAMP TABLES Pottery Rases Silk Shades In Walnut and Mahogany Finish PICTURES MIRRORS CARD TABLES GENUINE SAMPSON TABLES - For Spring Housecleaning Furniture Polish Linoleum Wax Powder-ene Rug Cleaner Louis Schutte Lmeat SUKk * p «'»H„r. i„ Northeast low.

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