Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 8, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville, Iowa
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1 M J. Next Sunday the nation observes Mother's Day—a day set aside to pay homage and extend greetings to our mothers. This year a special tribute is due to those gallant mothers who so ably served during the war by giving their sons to the cause of freedom, expending their every effort on the home front, remaining cheerful and hopeful during the long. dark, bleak years of the struggle. Many sons will be home with "mom" for the first time in several years, and for them it will be a happy day. There are mothers, too. who wear gold stars. But all mothers everywhere, we may be sure, are cheered by the knowledge that peace once more is here. With honor, love and devotion, we remember Mother this day—she's a veteran, too ! Remember one year ago today? It was V-E day. The end of the war in Europe had been proclaimed and all the world felt confident that the fighting in the Pacific could not continue much longer. Here at home business places closed for the day for sober and prayerful services of thanksgiving that our boys had been victorious over Nazi hordes. . . . Today we are at peace as far as armed conflict is concerned. But not so in domestic affairs. The promised rapid transformation of this country from a nation at war to one of peaceful pursuits and of reconver­ sion of industry from turning out supplies of war to domestic needs has not come true. The nvuddled mess created by politicians born and nurtured to maturity by the New Deal who also have courted and upheld labor union leaders is causing a general disintegration of the American way of life. This way is being gradually strangled by the •'alphabetical" commissions created under the stress of war and over which not evtn our Supreme Court or Congress have any control. An awakening of freedom loving people must come about before this country can ajatiti operate on a sensible us hope this will happen Mo late or we're headed that spelled the down- nations. NESTING BIRDS OF IOWA BROWN THRASHER By Ellis Hicks. Iowa State College Wildlife Specialist. The brown thrasher has an alias, the "brown thrush." and rightly so. This mockingbird of the north is considered by many to be the most gifted and inspiring singer we have. It arrives in Iowa during the middle of April. Its announcement of arrival is achieved by perching in some tall tree in early morning or late evening and pouring forth a series of beautiful, clear-cut. liquid notes. The bird repeats each note — sometimes once, sometimes twice. When finished, it (lies down from its perch and disappears into a hedgerow, thicket or even a brush pile. These are the favorite nesting places. The nest is a loosely constructed affair made of twigs, rootlets, leaves hair and a few feathers. The eggs vary from three to five in number and arc of a pale buff in color, speckled with reddish brown. The thrasher is a timid bird with a retiring nature. When its nest or young are threatened, it becomes a brave defender, protesting noisily with a sharp "chip" accompanied by smacking and hissing sounds. Over half the diet of this bird consists of animal matter, chiefly insects such as grasshoppers, white grubs, cutworms, beetles and harmful bugs. Vegetable food consists mostly of wild fruits such as elderberries, dewberries, hackberries and wild grapes. Some cultivated fruits are eaten. Length of the bird varies from 10 to 12 inches. The color is predominantly reddish brown on the head, neck, back, rump and tail. The wings are reddish brown wfth two white wing bars and the cheek is gray. The chin, throat and belly are white. Breast and sides are white, streaked with wedge-shaped spots of black. Feet and legs are grayish brown. Local Dairy Herds Are High in Testing Hugh Shepherd Writes About His Childhood I.c con before it is t. for conditions fall of other While many chances have been wrought in various tields of thinking, the age-old ••fisherman's tales" seem to follow the same old pattern as of old. That trout Emil Schultz caught on opening day and to us as havins seven and eight pounds." dwindled to a mere 4-pounder by the time Emil found a scales to weigh him on. The rumor did send a lot of fishermen scurrying for Yellow river to try their luck, but up to this writing. Emil is still "The Champ." A certain young can who recently returned from the service was over at The Palm the other day with three hamburgers set before him. When asked if it wouldn't be cheaper to get married to a good cook than to be buying that many sandwiches at each meal, he replied. "Hamburgers aren't that bad !" By the way. he"s a darned good baseball player. Leo F. Wendland. supervisor of thi Fayette county Dairy Herd Improve incut Association No. 24. reports that 4-i- cows were on test during April, of which 388 were milking in tile 24 herds on test in the association. Average production of milk was 833 pounds an average tu\ production was 307 pounds. Carl Lueber of Fayette, with purebred and grade Guernseys, had the high producing herd in the association which was reported j w j. n 1012 pounds of milk and 493 weighed -between 1 pounds of fat from 12 cows milking. Jerry N. Spencer of Clermont, with his registered Guernseys, eight milking and one dry. was second with 848 lbs. milk and 43 3 lbs. bulterfat: Kenneth Kerr and family of Postville. third with their registered Holsteins. 21 milking and one dry. 1057 lbs. milk and 41.9 lbs. fat; John Lueder and Sons of West Union, fourth, registered and grade Guernseys, 16 milking and one dry, 815 lbs. milk and 37.9 lbs. fat; James H. Gunderson and E. H. Estey of Clermont, fifth with their grade Holsteins, 10 milking, 1091 lbs. milk and 36.7 lbs. fat. High producing cows in each breed were Kenneth Kerr and family's Holstein. 1614 lbs. milk and 83.9 lbs. fat; John Lueder & Sons' Guernsey with 1158 lbs. milk and C9.5 lbs. fat; Karl Miller's Brown Swiss, 867 lbs. milk and 44.2 lbs. fat; Herman E. Pape's Jersey, 1092 lbs. milk and 52.4 lbs. fat. Two cows finished their 305-day lactation with over 400 lbs. fat. "Doreen," a registered Guernsey, owned by Jerry N. Spencer, produced 7799 lbs. milk and 414.1 lbs. butterfat in 305 days; "Isadora 21," a registered Holstein, owned by Irving Deering, produced 10.163 lbs. milk and 435.9 lbs. of butterfat in 305 days. Ten cows were sold during the month for various reasons. Another short story: Our scene is the end of World War III. The entire world has been destroyed by atomic power. There's not a human being alive — everyone is dead — utter destruction everywhere. Out of the crumbled debris of wood and masonry crawled two dazed monkeys, a little girl mon.'ey and a little boy monkey, and hai.'I in hand they looked with disbelief at 'he ruin and devastation about them. Slowly, and with an air of misgiv, .ig, the little girl monkey turned to the little boy monkey and said, "Do you suppose we oughta start the whole thing over again?" Then there was the negro who argued that the moon was more benefit to mankind than the sun, because "de sun shines by day when we doan' need no light but de moon shines by night when dat light most certainly am needed." • • • * * A farmer friend dropped into our office the other day and remarked, "The only lines the OPA is holding are the head lines." If, as the saying goes, "anticipation is nine-tenths of realization," the coming weekend should be a pleasant one for this writer. We're going to attend the state press association convention in Des Moines, the first one held since the curb was placed on long-distance travel and gatherings of that kind. For approximately 20 years we have had a foursome making the trip to these meetings, Fred Huebsch of the North Iowa Times of McGregor, Rich Strauch of the Elgin Echo, John Griebel of the Waukon Democrat and this writer. It has been a sort of "closed corporation" all these years. Last summer Mr. Griebel sold his Democrat and moved to California, and the rest of us are going to miss him on our annual jaunt to the city with the gilded capitol dome. They say, "three's a crowd," but the trio who will make the trip this year (unless the corporation votes in a new member before we leave) will carry on as' before. See you next week; with the prominent speakers the convention has lined up, we should pick up something to tell you about. • It was the Washta, Iowa, Journal which recently printed the short story, entitled, "Three Generations." Grandfather had a farm. Father had a garden. Son had a can opener. Sell it through a Herald Want Ad! Thought Qems TODAY. Out of Eternity the new Day is born; Into Eternity at night will return. Thomas Carlyle. • • • * • Look upon every day as the whole of life, not merely as a section; and enjoy and improve the present with out wishing, through haste, to rush on to another.—Richter. • • * * • To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings. —Mary Baker Eddy. • • • * • One of the illusions is that the pros ent hour is not the critical decisive hour.—Emerson. • • • • * The present moment is all we can call our own for works of mercy, of righteous dealing, and of family ten derness.—George Eliot. (Continued from Page One) that I did not hire it built, but I did ltl the work by working mornings and evenings. About that time I went to painting and paper-hanging, and then for about 15 falls I worked at the plumbing and heating business for Schroedcr & Stone. Mail Messenger. After this I got the mail messenger job which I held until the government took it away from the railroads and gave it to the star route men. although I did the job at less wages. Shortly after this, our real troubles began. I fell and fractured my hip. I had to sell our home and we moved into the Maggie Mitchell home—and that's where my greatest blow came to me. My wife was taken seriously ill. We tried to get into the Home at Boone, but that was closed to us. Then we turned our eyes toward Bettendorf where the late superintendent, Mr. Treat, and his wife came and took us down here. I suffered a second hip fracture and sometime later my wife passed away here. Troubles, thev say, never come singly—we don't know what lies ahead of us. Our Waterworks. In looking over the 50 years ago items in the Herald the other day I came across the item where "Hugh Shepherd and Anton Stockman hooked onto the city water mains." I was one of the first to hook up. About that time we had a few years of dry weather and the shallow wells about town for the most part went dry. Something had to be done for fire protection and water supply, so the town council had a well dug north of the Farmers Store. A man by the name of Tom Rose got the job. And let me tell you. it was some pob. He went down 80 feet and struck that blue clay and he had to crib the hole most of the way down. The hole was so crooked they could hardly get the iron pump down. In the meantime, Leui and Orr bought a drilling machine and they drilled two more wells, one on the corner where Oscar Nyberg has his store, and the other on the hill by the Lutheran church. Those two were about 90 feet deep, Who remembers Tom Rose—he was quite a character? He lived in a poor shack of a house on the north side of the Milwaukee tracks, on the road crossing at the north edge of town. Until we put in the city water, we got our water from the well up near the church. This well was boxed In so teams could not run into it. Robert Hecker had a well which held out; in fact, that little well never did go dry. That is the one at the depot.' I think I have rambled over considerable ground and this brings me up to the present time again. I shall await what will come up next. As I look back, I can see the ranks becoming ever thinner, so as the sky is overcast, so is my mind. But perhaps like the sun, the way will be cleared again. HUGH SHEPHERD. SCHOOL NEWS. Pirates Win and Lose. Postville started out line in the Sectional Tournament by winning by 11 to 1 In the second inning of the game with Ossian Friday. A rule says that if one team gets ten points in advance of the other, by mutual agreement the game will be called. Dwight Mnrston took over the task of pitching for this game and succeeded in striking out six in the two innings. Ho allowed no hits, but walked one man who scored on an error. Main sluggers for Postville were Art Schultz and Rodney Anderson who each got two hits. Catcher for Postville was Bill Palmer, while Oyloe and Seheidcl were the battery for Ossian's team. Saturday Postville met their old rival, Monona, who had beaten the Pirates once before this year but whom the Pirates had also beaten in a return game. The full game was played, with Rodney Anderson pitching and Bill Palmer catching for Postville. Kucster and Hagensick were the pitcher and catcher for the Bulldogs. The final score was 7 to 1, with Postville's only score being made in the first. Errors, as in other games this year, showed a lack of concentration, with Coach Kvam's boys making seven errors. Games this week are with Lansing Friday afternoon at Lansing, the game starting at 3 o'clock, and Tuesday Strawberry Point will come here to meet the Pirates at 2:30 p. 111. Commercial Awards. Eight flrst-yeAr typing students were awarded certificates on the March CT test, according to a report received from the Gregg Writer. Those earning their 30-word certificates arc: Vivian Appel. Dorothy Kerr. Keith F.vcrt. De- Elta Buraas. Gertrude Kugel and Clarion Thompson. Forty-word certificates were awarded to Chiystol Olson and Delores Osmundson. On the April transcription test, four first-year shorthand students earned certificates for having written Gregg shorthand for five minutes at Oil words a minute and having transcribed their notes neatly and accurately.. They are: Chiystol Olson. Delores Osmundson. Kathleen Meyer and Marlus Engelhardt. Marjorie Uareis. a second-year student, was awarded her 100-word cor- and for the Graduate IMI(MIMlil,MfllMlllll„llfl(l»IM(tt»llt,l,ftll>lt,l,l„lt,l,^ One and Two Pound Boxes of Delirious Chocolates In these Popular Brands: CALKS SCIIRAFFTS CHASE HIGH CREST MISS MORRIS BRACK'S Priced from 31.00 to $5.00 HMMIIIMIIMlMIIIMMIIIHMitHMtltM tHIIIHMM„tl(m Luctona Nylon Brushes, OPA Celling $1.00 Cam Nome Gift Sets Colognes .and Perfumes Gorgeous Pin and Earring Sets Pins Lockets Necklaces Bracelets MIIMIini,MIIU,MM,Mltll UtMtlll ItlltHMI MUMII MMIMI IIHtlllMIM IIIIIIIIIMIMIMH, „ Build today, then, strong and sure, With a firm and ample base; And ascending and secure Shall tomorrow find its place. Longfellow. liticate for doing similar work with shorthand dictated at the rate of 100, words per minute. ' Normal Training Exams. The normal training girls are busy ( studying for their state exams. These tests will be held May Hi and 17. The normal training department has a new member since last week. Marlus Engelhardt, a junior, has been admitted into the department. She will complete the course next year. Homemaking Club Organized. A homemaking club has been cs- 1 tablishcd in high school. All girls who have had one year of homemaking or who are now enrolled in a homemaking class, are eligible to join. A meeting was held April 17. Miss Merle Bruene, homemaking instructor, outlined the principles of the National Future Homemakers of America, which is the official name of the club. The objectives of the club will be: To promote a growing appreciation of the joys and satisfactions of homemaking. To emphasize the importance of worthy home membership. To encourage democracy in home and community life. To work for good home and family life for all. To promote international good will. To foster the development of creative leadership in home and community life. To provide wholesome individual and group recreation. To further interest in home economics. Following are the officers elected: President, Mary Thornton; vice president, Clarian Thompson; secretary, Margaret Winter; treasurer, Mary Jane Schleo; historian, Joan ChristolTerson; parliamentarian, Peggy Spencer; song leader, Dorothy Looney, and reporter, Zonna Stee. The following were appointed a committee to write a constitution: Mary Thornton, Sally Ruckdaschel, Ruth Miller, Dorothy Looney and Peggy Spencer. Drug Specials- Strychnine Sulphate, ' s ounce 45c Colgate Tooth Paste 2 sizes_-_25c and 40c Swan Soap, bar 10c Toilet Tissue Alka Seltzer, 60c size 49c Halo Shampoo, 2 sizes._50c and $1.00 WEEDONE— Miracle Weed Killer Containing 24D I) ounce $1.00 1 quart $-1.00 1 gallon $12.00 Click Chocolate Flavored Syrup, Handy 15 oz. jar _.2J)c Dyno-Dextrose Sugar 15c Dypa-Rize 25c Diaperwite 25c Friday Nljhli. CBS, tooil-to-tooit Jimmy Oarry j DURANTE MOORE B rueckner rug ore THt In Drugs OftUG STOM If It's REXALL It's Right STICK TOGETHER;. Neither war nor peace have separated two Harlan chums, Clifford Wig- n->ss and Harry McGee. They entered service at the same time, took basic training together, sailed to the Philippines together, sailed to Honshu together. They came back on different ships but are now employed in the same shop in Harlan. 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.) MAN GOES TO JAIL— WOULDN'T DESTROY GOODS A Long Island man is in trouble with the government. He was employed at a military depot where it was his job to destroy old clothing that was not considered worth saving. Among vast quantities of clothing he was putting on the fire he came to a poncho coat that was like new. He thought how fine it would be to have when he went fishing. He took it home with him because he said, "It breaks my heart to see destroyed some of the things they throw away." They had him arrested and charged him with stealing $34 worth of government property. Thirty-four dollars worth in a country where clothing is needed, and being burned I . Too bad a lot of this stuff could not be saved, sold and the returns applied on the $2,000 debt that is charged against each one of us in the United States.—Marlon Sentinel. DIFFERENT TUNE. Robert Smith, Toledo, has a car with a musical horn. For tooting it unnecessarily in the late hours, he was fined $14.36 by Mayor Carnal and instructed to toot no more, A year ago the state legislature was deeply interested in adding a million and a" half to old age assistance, taking on school transportation costs, state aid to schools, agricultural land relief and added appropriations for aid to dependent children and the blind. There was serious discussion as to whether 3-point and use taxes could carry the added burdens. These two arc the main general revenue producing sources of the state. The use tax bolsters the 3-point tax in meeting old age assistance and homestead exemptions. In this way il is really a secondary fund to meet claims on the 1-point tax. Any surplus in the use ax after backing up the 3-poinl tax s given the job of keeping up the jcneral fund balance. No Properly Taxes. The general fund has not been gel- ing the benelit of any state levies on property for several years. These property taxes, amounting to about 3 millions a year on a one-mill levy, have not been levied since 1942. There have been receipts from back property taxes previously levied that have helped the general fund during that time. These, of course, are declining. The Main Claims. Main claims against 3-point and use taxes since the 1945 legislature aggregate over 28 millions of dollars annually. Old age assistance claims 10 millions. Homestead exemptions which pay 25 mills of the local taxes of home-owners, claims 14 millions. State aid to schools now requires 1 million, school transportation 2 millions, relief to agricultural lands in school districts a half million. Child welfare, aid to dependent children, education of handicapped children and aid to the blind take $675,000 from the general fund. Balances Now Safe. The State Treasurer's report of March 31, 1945, the third quarter of the fiscal year, shows u balance of 12 millions in the 3-point tax fund, and nearly D millions in the use tax fund.' These are very safe balances for the period. Both of these funds, as well as the needs to which they are finally allotted, are among the most sensitive of any state revenue or any state appropriations. The same causes which might send 3-polnt and use taxes to lower levels because of a business slump, would automatically raise the call for funds for old age assistant and the funds needed for children and the blind. Reflect Credit, The March balances reflect credit on the legislature for its accuracy in judging revenue and appropriation They are just about where thej should be to meet current needs ai we keep a thrifty eye ahead on postwar conditions. As long as we are on | the inflationary side of the reconstruc- I tion period the present high revenues j may be expected to continue. The i problem in this type of financing will j come if and when a business slump I sends sales and income to the lower I levels of some years ago. Such a j slump could only have one result-* return to millagc taxes on property, or a lowering of the amounts paid in homestead exemptions. Neither would | be popular. A Great Start. James I. Dolliver of the Sixth District is serving his first term in Congress. In his Initial campaign in 19U he scored an amazing victory. He rolled up a majority of 10.055 sKsiM' his Democratic opponent, carrying every one of the fifteen counties in his district. His Democratic opponent in the M campaign has several times been a candidate for office so we arc able to get a passing glance at the respective vote-getting strength of the two men- It Indicates a clean-cut Dolliver victory with the size of the majority the only thing on which to speculate. Dolliver's opponent Is Oscar E.John­ son of Kanawha, Hancock County. When he ran for State Representative in 1030, Johnson won his county W 400. This wns cut down to a narrow margin of 55 when he ran for reelection in 1938. In 1940 he ran for State Senator and had a mujority oI 803 in the three counties of Ccrro Gordo, Franklin and Hancock. In 1044 Johnson broke out Into » state-wide field of politics. He ran for Lieutenant Governor on the Democratic ticket against Ken Evans. W lost the state by 103,218. Ho lost !>« homo county of Hancock to his He- publican opponent by 246. Jim Dolllvor parried Hancock County in 1044 as a candidate for Congre* by 1.323. The figures over the distnt and in Johnson's county Indicate W the latter will do well to squeeie w a slight lead at homo in the comW election. Dolliver has all the looks M « victor out over tbo sixth dliWj* That will bo in keeping with W great start he made there In record in Congress has been excoUW'.• He has fully sustained the old PoMvw record for usefulness and at»t««!**' ship established years ago by P{ Uustrlous uncle, Jonathan P. ipWW-

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