Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 15, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 15, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT. Marginal 1 Notes Bu Bill NESTING BIRDS OF IOWA "^1 THE POSTVILLE HERALD. POSTVILLE. IOWA. SCHOOL NEWS. WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, i M8 The country ^°>' K 11C,S to c >t>' ant ' makes cood. That has long been a well known fact, and it was again brought to our attention last week while we were in Des Moines. It seemed that just about everyone holding down executive positions with large concerns or in public offices with whom we came in contact, at some time or another sprang from the farm or from a small Iowa town. Any number of these men sought out the convention visitors from their sections for a chat about "Home." and this was true also of those originating from northeastern Iowa, of which there seems to be a large percentage. Housing is tight in Des Moines too. But we never dreamt when we got our room reservations six months ago that we would be evicted from our hotel room during our brief three days stay there. It seems the shoe dealers had spoken for three floors of the hotel for the day after the newspaper men were to leave, but they popped onto the scene one day ahead of schedule. So we were politely asked it we would mind being shoved up three floors to make room for the sample-laden salesmen. We didn't mind as long as we were getting up in the world. Political talk was at a minimum in this election year down at the press convention. Candidates steered shy of the pencil pushers. Sitting next to us at one of the banquet tables was a former northeastern Iowa publisher who after leaving this section lived in Des Moines and became well acquainted with Olmsted, one of the Republican candidates for governor. He expressed himself this way. "I feci I owe my vote to Olmsted because of our friendship, but I'd like to place a bet of S100 that Blue gets the nomination. And I won't mind a bit if I win." The general impression is that Blue "is in again." One of the stories they told was about the man who died and left $100 each to an Englishman. Irishman and Scotchman on conditions they each put a ten dollar bill in his coffin. The Englishman put in his S10. and the Irishman followed suit. Then along came the Scotchman and put in a check for S30 and took out the S20 as change. • • • • • We made the rounds of the paper wholesalers and the only thing we could purchase was brought home in j two little packages, a box of wedding, stationery and a jar of padding cement. "It's because of the OPA." they all told us. We had a look at the shelves in their stock rooms and decided we had more stock in our cupboards in Postville then they had. albeit, not always of the kinds we need most. Whether it was because of the current campaign for "Food For Famine" or because of the shortages, one thing is certain. Some skimpy meals are set before the folks in Des Moines. After one of the big dinners, we took a walk down town to get some fresh air and saw any number of men who had been at the dinner eating in restaurants "to finish out the meal." • • • • • Homeward bound, we had the pleasure of the company of W. R. (Bill) Blake, former publisher of the Clermont Enterprise, now executive sec retary of the Iowa Utilities Association in Des Moines. Bill is a former Fayette county representative in the Iowa legislature and knows the ins and outs of what's cooking in Iowa politics. Being naturally inquisitive, our trio fired questions at Bill all the way home that had him as hoarse as a frog from answering us by the time we reached Clermont. Now that spring is here, it's timely for some of that well known spring po-utry: A girlie whose name doesn't matter Found that she was getting fatter and fatter But she dieted so well. That she now looks like a pole, And there isn't a place you can patter. At last—a perfect tax, says the Oregon Journal. A painless tax at last has been discovered. An expert re commends that .... a special tax on the second highball purchased be levied, double the tax on the third highball purchased, triple the tax on the fourth, and so on. In the higher brackets the tax would not be felt. We wouldn't know, but it sounds feasible. HOUSE WREN By Ellis Hicks. Iowa State College Wildlife Specialist. The house wren is a late arrival, coming to Iowa the latter part of April. It announces its presence with its well-recognized ditty. A hustler, the wren remains quiet very little of the time, exploring every nook, cranny, eave or outbuilding into which it can gain entrance. It builds its nest in or near buildings as well as in woods some distance from farm buildings. The nest is bulky and composed of sticks with possibly several lengths of spring. Spider webs, soft bark and feathers may be used as lining. It nests in the oddest places. For instance, it will settle down in a sprinkler can suspended from a tree, inside a tool shed, on stock pumps, mail boxes, partially used balls of twine, eaves, overall pockets, tree cavities, paper sacks and even in broken jugs. Anything that will support a collection of twigs is fair game for the wren when it comes to housing. Eggs vary from six to ten in number and are a dull white, thickly spotted with pinkish brown. Two broods are usually raised a year. Wren's food consists almost entire ly of insects with beetles and grass hoppers forming the main portion. Also included are caterpillars, weevils, moths and bugs, the great majority of which are harmful to garden, orchard and farm crops. Even though the in dividual wren is small, a summer family of 12 birds could destroy thous ands of harmful insects in one season. The general coloration is brown The forehead, top of head, sides of neck, and back of neck are grayish brown. The chin and throat are white The back is grayish brown, shading to reddish brown on the rump. The breast and belly are gray with wings and tail barred black and brown. SUMMER BASEBALL SCHEDULE FOR SCENIC LEAGUE TEAMS Sunday. May 19 Postville at Castalia Farmersburg at Garnavillo Elknder at Harper? Ferry Waukon at Lansing Prairie du Chien at Monona Sunday, May 26 Postville at Prairie dji Chien Castalia at Garnavillo Lansing at Elkader Harpers Ferry at Farmersburg Monona at Waukon Sunday. June 2 Waukon at Postville Garnavillo at Harpers Ferry Elkader at Monona Farmersburg at Lansing Prairie du Chien at Castalia Sunday, June 9 Postville at Elkader Monona at Farmersburg Lansing at Garnavillo Waukon at Prairie du Chien Castalia at Harpers Ferry Sunday, June 16 Farmersburg at Postville Prairie du Chien at Elkader Garnavillo at Monona Harpers Ferry at Lansing Castalia at Waukon Sunday, June 23 Postville at Garnavillo Elkader at Waukon Farmersburg at Prairie du Chien Monona at Harpers Ferry Lansing at Castalia Sunday, June 30 Harpers Ferry at Postville Castalia at Elkader Waukon at Farmersburg Garnavillo at Prairie du Chien Lansing at Monona Sunday, July 7 Lansing at Postville Farmersburg at Elkader Garnavillo at Waukon Prairie du Chien at Harpers Ferry Monona at Castalia Sunday, July 14 i Postville at Monona Elkader at Garnavillo Thought Qems Castalia at Farmersburg Waukon at Harpers Ferry Prairie du Chien at Lansing Sunday, July 21 Castalia at Postville Garnavillo at Farmersburg Harpers Ferry at Elkader Lansing at Waukon Monona at Prairie du Chien Sunday. July 28 Prairie du Chien at Postville Garnavillo at Castalia Elkader at Lansing Farmersburg at Harpers Ferry • Waukon at Monona Sunday, August 4 Postville at Waukon Harpers Ferry at Garnavillo Monona at Elkader Lansing at Farmersburg Castalia at Prairie du Chien Sunday, August 11 Elkader at Postville Farmersburg at Monona Garnavillo at Lansing Prairie du Chien at Waukon Harpers Ferry at Castalia Sunday, August 18 Postville at Farmersburg Elkader at Prairie du Chien Monona at Garnavillo Lansing at Harpers Ferry Waukon at Castalia Sunday, August 25 Garnavillo at Postville Waukon at Elkader Prairie du Chien at Farmersburg Harpers Ferry at Monona Castalia at Lansing Sunday, Sept. 1 Postville at Harpers Ferry Elkader at Castalia ^ Farmersburg at Waukon Prairie du Chien at Garnavillo Monona at Lansing Pirates Lose to Lansing In Thursday's Game, 8-3 FARMERS SEE DEER, FAWN AT MONONA. NEW HAMPTON A deer was seen on the streets of Monona lost Wednesday morning. It was first noticed at the E. A. Sabbann farm, where it was grazing with some sheep in the pasture. Early Tuesday morning, May 7, Ray Monroe saw a deer and a fawn on the farm of his father, 14 miles west of New Hampton. This is the first time any deer have been seen in that vicinity. Hands off the vegetable counter! Pinching, prodding and pommeling bruises fresh vegetables and loads to spoilage which in turn leads to waste. DUTY. Duty is carrying on promptly and faithfully the affairs now before you It is to fulfill the claims of today.— Goethe. • « * • • Consciousness of right-doing brings its own reward; but not amid the smoke of battle is merit seen and appreciated by lookers-on.—Mary Baker Eddy. • * • * * The duty of man is plain and simpte, and consists but of two points; his duty to God, which every man must feel; and his duty to his neighbor, to do as he would be done by.—Thomas Paine. » • • « • The path of duty lies in what is near, and men seek for it in what is remote. —The work of duty lies in what is easy, and men seek for it in what is difficult.—Mercius. • • • * * The truth is, one's vocation is never some far-off possibility.—It is always the simple round of duties which the passing hour brings.—J. W. Dulles. • • • • • There is no mean work, save that which is sordidly selfish; no irreligious work, save that which is morally wrong; in every sphere of life the post of honor is the post of duty.—E. H. Chapin. The Postville Pirates received their fourth defeat against five victories at Lansing Thursday. The cause of the loss was due to six errors. Postville went out to get 11 hits to Lansing's seven, but the score remained 8 to 3 in Lansing's favor. Scorers for Postville were Cloy Schultz, Bill Palmer and Bernald Martins. Two big highlights of the game were the 1.000 batting of Cloy and Grant Schultz, and Bob Douglass playing a magnificant game at first base. Cloy Schultz pitched for Postville, with Bill Palmer completing the battery, while Love pitched for the opposing team and Protzman catching. PROOF OF WttX. To All Whom It May Concern: Notice is hereby given that an In strument purporting tcr-be the last Will and Testament of James Bryson Hagen, Deceased, late of Allamakee County, Iowa, has been opened and read in the office of the Clerk of District Court of Iowa, in and for Allamakee County, and that May 27 1940, has been set for hearing the proof of said Will in said Court. Only one publication is required, as per Order on file. WITNESS my hand and the .(SEAL) seal of said Court this 13th — day of May, 1946, O. H. Fossum, Clerk of District Court, By Sylvia M. Lemme, Deputy. , There will be two shows each nifht of the engagement of "LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN" at the Iris Theatre on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, May 26,27,28 and 29. Be sure,that you aee this grand Technicolor drama. It will uiidoubtedly win the Academy Awarder 1946! (Contintied from Page One) Summer Band Schedule. Kenneth Hcnncssy announces that he will resume teaching students ot band at Postville public schools, beginning May 20 and continuing through June 19. The schedule for the Monday lessons begins at nine a. m.. with Janice Schroedcr. Jeanettc Ihde and Shirley Topel; 10 a. m., Shirley Nelson. Idayne Plaht, Ann Spencer and Marlene Schupbach; 11 a. m.. Joyce Hangartner, DcElta Buraas. Jean Hcckman, John Svcndscn, Eddie Waters; 1 p. m.. Ronald Gundcrson. Ruth Miller. Arlcnc Schultz. Darlene Martins. Kay Smith; 2 p. m.. Dorothy Althouse. Shirley Schlitter, Gwcnn Schroedcr. Marilyn Severn; 3 p. m., Sarah Fuelling. Vivian Osmundson. Don Martin. Ken Meyer. Billy Theophilus. Tuesday, also beginning at 9 a. m., Nora Pcake. Patty Ruckdaschcl, Patty Schroedcr. Donna Schultz; 10 a. m.. Clarian Thompson. Gladys Meyer. Peggy Kerr. Patty Peterson: 11 a. m., Willie Schultz. Sally Ruckdaschcl. Jr. Wedo. Keith Mil- chow; 1 p. m., Dorothy Kerr. Marjorie Kerr, Barbara Abcrncthy. Margret Buddcnberg; 2 p. m„ Cloy Meyer, John Winn. Carol Eberling. Doris Meyer; 3 p. m.. Art Meyer. Russell Harris. Davis Buddcnberg. Lyle Schultz. Richard Bollman. On Wednesday, the following persons are to report for their lessons: 9 a. in., Billy Helgerson, Norman Schroedcr, Morgan Theophilus; 10 a. m., Charlotte Bennett, Geraldinc Kerr, Joyce Gregg. Betty Schrocder; 11 a. m., Irene Bachelder. Adeline Pfister. Rose Marie Meyer, Jean Douglass. Eileen Winter. In addition to these individual lei- sons, the brass sextet will meet at 4 p. m., on Tuesdays with Joyce Hangartner, DeElta Buraas. Clarian Thompson. Art Meyer. Sally Ruck­ daschcl, Richard Bollman. Band practice will be held every Wednesday at 7 p. m. Former members of the high school band who would like to play this summer are welcome to do so. Food Drive. During the past week, visitors to Postville schools would have seen a stack of canned food in almost every ! room, for the students have each been j asked to contribute at least one can of food or money in the "Food for Famine" drive. Head, of the drive for this community is Mrs. L. W. Castcn, and the response to her request for cooperation in the grades and junior hieh has been excellent with almost every pupil contributing. In the high school, however, the results have not been nearly so encouraging, although many of the students have done their share. First Grade. Mrs. Verni Eberling and son. Gary, visited school Tuesday afternoon. Bobby Meyer came to visit Thursday afternoon with his cousins, Bonnie and Nancy. The Jolly Numbers books have been finished, corrected and sent home. This week they have been working number papers and have started copying the problems from the blackboard and then 'working them. Some of these will be saved to exhibit at the fair next fall. For art the first grade pupils have made little booklets and are coloring pictures which they made themselves in the books. John, Mary, Diane, Luann, Karen S., Rose Ann, Nancy, Karen R. and Laura still have not received any black marks on our chart. Second Grade. Mrs. James and Mrs. Pausch were callers in the second grade room on Thursday afternoon. The second grade enjoyed the program presented by the fourth grade. They are finishing up things to ex hibit at the fair next fall. Each one in the room has contributed something toward the "Food for Famine" drive which is being held this week in school. The second grade is finishing up their language and numbers work books. Third Grade. Third grade has been reviewing for semester tests. Science, geography and language tests were written last j Thursday and Friday. Twenty-four cans of food for European relief were contributed by the pupils in third grade. Janice' Brown and Fritz Palas brought bouquets of flowers to school last week. Mrs. J. Elliott was a recent visitor in third grade. , Fourth Grade. The fourth grade presented their Mother's day program Thursday afternoon. The program was as follows: poem, "Who Makes The Home," Shirley Price; poem, "When Mother Was Little," girls; song, "May Breezes," all; 'Lullaby Song," play, "The Golden Goose," fourth grade. Between scenes of the play, Buddy Peterson recited a poem, "A Fellow's Mother," and Billy James played a piano solo, "Tor- entella." Jane Ann Meyer treated the room to Easter treats and Billy James to May day treats. Sixth Grade. With a sigh of relief the sixth grade finished their last semester test Group pictures were taken this week. We hope they will be ready before school is out, During their'spare time the class has finished sketching each other in action positions, and also their hat de signs have been finished. The school year has come rapidly to an end. It has been Interesting and enjoyable, { Ml Hone The vorid fKii * critical food erlele. of people «r» etarrlnc In Knpn allUone sort are d»>p»r«ttljr tamtXT Is India. 1« China, Utouaeada af people die fry the roadeldee trtrj day. The United ttat» abould aatuae eo»e reeponelbUltj for MTlng thata people. Our boye foajht valiantly to vin tht var. It it far ui aa ottliana to da e»ei7 thing In oar po»er to aalntaln tht peace. Va have tht food which can •«»• the llTta of •lllloaa of oar felloe aan. Jut aa our aem and daughtere aeeaptad tha oall to war. to auat tovene nov accept thla creat art an riipontlbllltjr. Tht world lookt to U'a ltadlac afrlmltwal •tjlf for halp. I. therefore, aak the cltitana of thia groat eoaoonwaalth to cooperate to tha Halt of thalr ability la tha Tood-for-faalo, procrn. I folly roallta th* fine work that haa b««n don* and la balnf dona, but ef forte auat bo continued. Z. thartfora, daalgaato Sunday, tha 19 th day of May aa rooD foi rutin same.! aa a day of aolaan prayar and thoughtful rotroapaotioa. with tha hope that naadad food aay bo dlvortad to husrry peoploo. I further urea that tTtry alaiatar deroW a portion of hlo church eerrlcee to thla aarloua probloa and that ovary eltlian attend church on that day. \ II VOTBS VKXSXOf, I have hereunto oat ay hand and eaueed the Oreat Seal of the State of Iowa to be duly affixed. Bona at tha Iowa State Oapltol In tht city of Deo Molnee, thla eecond day of May la the year of our Lord nlnettaa hundred and forty-olz. 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.) Checked Quarterly. The figures of the State Treasurer's office for the quarter ending March 31st furnish example of efficient management of state business and state affairs. The State Auditor makes a complete audit of the treasurer's office four times each year, at the end of each quarter. His March 31st report is comprehensive. It covers all moneys on hand giving the position of various balances. Schedules 4. a. 6 and 7 of that report bring out most clearly the safety and vision with which the public funds of the state are being managed. Credit for this extends right through the entire administration. These schedules show that in four funds there are totals aggregating over 27 millions of dollars invested in United States securities. not paid a single penny of added taxei while the building funds have been accumulating through good management. When material and labor are available the state will erect public buildings which are needed. Then there will be no additional taxes to pay for the improvements. Compare The Two. Yes, the record of 27 millions invested in United States securities and drawing $348,964 in interest, with no; a single dollar of indebtedness in any form, is one to make our citizens feel content as they survey the chaos e! federal finances. Drawing Interest. The sinking fund has $1,230,000 in these securities, drawing $20,837 a year interest. The bonus fund has $2,645,000 invested, drawing $62,875. The general revenue fund has $8,300,000 in securities, drawing $88,810 in interest. The earmarked building funds have $15,168,500 in securities, drawing $176.442 a year. KliiRC Of Rate. The interest rates range from 1.07 to 2'i percent. A comfortable share of the investments are invested at the lower rates, in the most liquid of securities, United States Treasury notes. Thus any emergency need for any part of the money can immediately be met The sinking fund balance is held to protect deposits of public iunds in banks. The sinking fund plan was originated back in 1926 when interest from public moneys on deposits was set aside to build a fund to protect public deposits. This fund did groat service during the depression period when it came to the rescue of municipalities, school districts and counties that had funds tied up in closed banks. For a time, beer receipts were turned into this fund. Now, the bonus balances are being held stationary. It is wise insurance against possible freezing of public deposits. The bonus fund is a remnant of the taxes levied to pay soldiers bonus bonds of 22 millions after World War I A small part of this fund still belongs to scuttered bonus claimants who have never filed claims. The remainder is made up of balances that were left after the bonds were paid. Who will soy that these bonus funds should be diverted or spent in any other way than for the benefit ot war veterans? The general fund balance is n safe one for operation of general stato revenues. These revenues no longer come from property taxes. They or dependent upon flexible sources that may be greatly affected by business conditions. Sound sense endorses the policy of maintaining protective bal nnces, The building fund is one ot which Iowa citizens may well be proud. The 15 millions are earmarked for erecting public bulldlngs-oducntlonal, Institutional and general. Taxpayers' have Omitting Taxes. All tax levies on real and personal property for state purposes have beet omitted for four straight years—19421043-1944-1045. The state takes no pari f the property taxes which are paid in at the windows of the 99 count/ treasurers of Iowa. • During the five years previous to, 1942 property taxes for state purpostJ totaled $24,366,445. Thus we reach tht reasonable conclusion that omiltinj the state property tax has kept an es- imatcd 24 millions of dollars in the pockets of property owners. The state tax on personal income has been cut 50% for four consecutive _ ears. A 50% cut in such taxes wis made for 1842 and has continued every year since, 1943-1944-1945. The collection of individual income taxes on the 501'c basis for the four fiscal years of the period have been as follows: Juno 30, 1943 $6,526,703 June 30, 1844 x 6.350.919 June 30, 1945 6.632.636 June 30, 1940 (Est.) 6.600,000 From the above collections the conclusion is reasonably reached that the amount kept in pockets of individual taxpayers on the 50% basis has totaled $26,110,258. Omitting the property t« and cutting the income tax has thus enabled individual taxpayers' In these two classes to retain $50,476,703 (or their own private uses. ' People Not Fooled. OPA pressure of planned propaga"' da is not winning. The cell which operated in Iowa did not fool the public. Congressman Hoeven of the Eighth district tabulated his mail with this result: He received 92 communication! from his district, "31 of which approved the action of the House, M d ! which asked that OPA be done awtf ith altogether, and 37 of which askd that OPA bo retained in its present / form for another year. Of these "' communications, however, 10 w« rt s clipped ballot l'orms from some towj newspaper, so actually there wereoW' 27 original letters in favor of c* tinulng the agency as ot present, TW sparse mail from a District of over OT* thousand people indicates that fr»nttj{ radio rnbble-rousins has not confused, our people. The situation is a genuW,-' tribute to the common settee ««:> sound thinking of the Middle West j - Mewing Up Houslnf. There are 22 different federal agW'i cies trying to deal with housing. W| Problem will never be solved by ln !| confusion ot these agency decisions Their meddling will not make ««• wheels of the sawmills turn Ws faster, or the hum of the finish^ mills increase. ' As Senator ArW Capper so plearly put It, these a&m "are getting In each other's WYMi In everybody 's hair." They art >*'• only messing up housing, but also a contributing factor to !w« which thrives on,.»»ore payroll?, and more ot public debt.

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