Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 5, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 5, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE. IOWA. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, Tho meanest thief ever to operate hero, if the label beim: placed on the person who took tho gloss lift at the Fred Miller service station for Food - For - Famine donations. These .class jars are placed in all stores in town to collect cash (or the drive to alleviate hunger and starvation in wartorn countries. Sunday while the station attendants were otherwise on- f.'.ii.'cd. someone took the itlass jar. emptied it of the cash it had contained and left the empty jar in the rest room. They're teliing the story around town about one of the young lady clerks at the Krueckner drtw store coming mighty close to being picked up for breaking and entering. It seems the little lady forgot her store keys and wishing to get to work on time, induced a nearby storekeeper (o boost her up through a rear window to the drug store which he obliged in doing. All went well until the little gal misjudged her si:e. She tried to wiggle herself through a barred window and came mighty near being stranded there. Fortunately she wriggled out of her dilemma attd finally got into the store through a more conventional and ladylike way. iGood thing the marshal was off duty* • * * • • Dale Meyer is an observing young man Memorial Day as he wandered up to the city park he noticed the large city flag waving in the breezes upside down from the liberty pole. t( had been hanging that way without anyone seeing the "distress at sea" manner in which the tlag was fluttering. However. Dale notified the authorities and soon Old Glory waved proudly in the correct position. The members of the Club of the Hour are deserving of commendation for their thoughtfulness in planting a memorial tree in the city park, dedicated to the heroes who gave their lives in the recent war. Not only will the tree be an ornamental addition to the park, but in years to come it is to be utilized as a community Christmas tree. Much thought was given to location in order that it would be visible from all vantage points attd to the traveling public homeward bound by trains to spend the holidays with loved ones. The Club of the Hour ladies chose wisely—we hope their tree grows in stature year after year so they may point with pride to it in years to come. » • • • • It shouldn't be necessary for Mayor Mori C. Deering to have published a second notice of warning to dog owners, but because of the many complaints ir.ade to him by property owners of destruction and annoyance by dog running at large, such a notice again appears in today's Herald. There are those who believe that when they have a county license for their dog. that is all that is necessary. However, each dog must also be licensed by the Town of Postville. Nor does the mere purchase of a license grant freedom to the dog to run at large. Drastic steps, says the mayor, are about to be taken to stop property destruction by dogs— and from the glint in his eye we think he means business. "If you love that pet dog, get him licensed now and keep him at home, or the marshal will be instructed to stage an execution," the mayor says. • • * • * Under the heading. "Builders of America." the following item appeared in one of our trade journals Monday: "Last week I went into a garage and there were «ix men working there. Today I was in the same garage and only the foreman was left .... "Where's all the help'?" I asked. "Three of them quit to catch up with their fishin'. One went home just to sit down. The other was no good, so I had to fire him." was the foreman's reply. This is the picture in thousands of places today. Where is old-fashioned American ambition? Somebody has taught people that work is a jok6—that character is a farce—that somebody will take care of everybody .... It makes me wonder what kind of America we'll have ten years from now." • « * * • That reminds us of the nudeal psychology during the spending spree which continues unabated. We are told the borrowing and spending is O. K., because we are simply owing the money to ourselves. Which leads one* plain, every-day citizen to suggest that the government give each of us $100,000 so we can all retire and live off the income. Report Shows Increase In Iowa Farm Finances RESENTED IT. Workers drilling a well on a farm near Sheldon recently ran into a subterranean gas chamber at a depth of 257 feel, releasing a pressure estimated at about 85 pounds. Hags stuffed into the well casing failed to hold, and later a board weighed with 700 pounds of tools was blown off. Finally the hole was sealed with a threaded cap •welded into place. On occasion, Nature appears to resent probes into her solar plexus. LOT OF POTATOES. C. C. Miller of Clarinda reports even the vegetables have entered into the spirit of the food program. One hill of potatoes in his garden yielded 61 spuds. • Iowa agriculture is currently in n stronger financial position than it was at the close of World War I, according to \V. A. Kneeland. cashier of the Postville State Bank, who has been designated by the Iowa Bankers association as Allamakee county key banker. Even though most farmers sustained losses as a result of the early frost Inst year, they were able to maintain high farm production for the state as a whole through the use of bank credit for the purchase of cattle and feeding stock to use up the soft corn and to buy new seed and equipment which would ordinarily be purchased out of income derived from the sale of corn. By making use of bank credit, the farmers were able to turn what might have been a grave financial loss into income, and at the same time they maintained and even increased the immense savings in the form of War Bonds and bank accounts that they accumulated during the war years. According to a national survey on the use of bank credit.' which was made by the Agricultural Commission of the American Bankers Association, Iowa farmers in 1945 used only a fourth of the bank credit available to them from the 587 banks which make agricultural loans. During Inst year the banks served 176.508 or 84.2 per cent of the 209.863 Iowa farmers by making 438.542 agricultural loans for a total amount of $266,047,000. Of this loan volume. $127,520,000 remained outstanding on January 1, 1946. The banks had on that date $562,299,000 additional for agricultural loans if there had been a demand for such loans. That the credit extended by the banks to their farm customers is a useful tool of agriculture is shown by a breakdown of these overall figures: Last year 165.274 farmers procured farm production loans in an aggregate amount of S236.670.000 and of this volume $86,954,000 was outstanding on January 1. Loans on crops in storage insured by the Commodity Credit Corporation were made by the banks to 7.316 farmers for a total of $8,688,000, and of these loans only $1,146,000 remained outstanding at the beginning of this year. Farm real estate loans were made to 3,918 farmers for a total of $20,709,000. This brought the amount of long-term real estate paper held by- banks up to $39.-i20 t OO0 on January 1. "The fact that Iowa farmers have found it necessary to use only a small part of the bank credit available to them indicates that they are in a far stronger financial position today than in any previous period of prosperity." Air. Kneeland said. "During the war years farm incomes have been high and farmers have wisely used their earnings to pay down debt and accumulate savings in War Bonds and bank accounts," GOV. BLUE WINS. Governor Robert Blue won the Republican gubernatorial nomination on Monday by about 60.000 majority over George Olmsted. Blue carried all 9D counties in the state. Results of the Primaries Here and Nearby Counties (Continued from Page One) visor positions. In the race for the 1947 office, the result was Johnson 333, Mullaney 285; for the 1948 term, the result was Onsager 300. Tollefson 298. Largest vote-getter on the democratic ticket was Keenan for clerk of the district court who received 615, and second was Palmer for auditor with 610. Iowa Shows Big Increase In Business Gains in 1945 Gains ranging from 2 to 441T were shown by Iowa business lines for the January to March period of 1946 as compared with the same period in 1945. according to the University of Iowa bureau of business research. The largest boosts were residential building permits. 441; followed by- building permits, 244; and building contracts. 219. Life insurance sales went up 41 r ;. retail sales in unit stores. 21; and department store sales, 19. Prices paid by farmers and farm products' prices each gained 3^. THRILLING RIDE. When Donald Gaylor of Bellevue took his daughters for a buggy ride recently, they got more than they bargained for. The tongue slipped up through the ncckyoke. letting the buggy run up on the horses' heels. In the runaway that followed, daughter Roberta jumped safely. Mr. Gaylor was thrown clear and seven-year-old Karen stuck with the buggy and arrived home safely, the ride ending when the horses straddled a tree in the front yard. Herald Want Ads bring results! Thought Qems MARRIAGE. The happiness of married life depends upon making small sacrifices with readiness and cheerfulness.— Selden. • • * • • Man and wife are equally concerned to avoid all offense of each other in the beginning of their conversation. A little thing can blast an infant blossom.—Jeremy Taylor. • * * • • Kindred tastes, motives, and aspirations are necessary to the formation of a happy and permanent companionship.—Mary Baker Eddy. • * * * • There is no disparity in marriage like unsuitabjlily of mind and purpose.—Dickens. • * « • • Show me one couple unhappy merely on account of their limited circumstances, and 1 will show you ten who are wretched from other causes.— Coleridge. Men and women, in marrying, make a vow to love one another. Would it not be better for their happiness if they made a vow to please one another?—Stanislaus Leszcynski. IN NEARBY COUNTIES. Clayton County. E. L. Gross defeated Robert E. Coon for the Republican nomination for the office of Clayton county attorney by a vote of 1.034 to 924. This was the only Republican contest. In the only Democratic contest, that for the office of supervisor for the 1947 term. A. R. Dittmer. incumbent, was defeated by Milton Klink. The vote: Klink. 378: Dittmer, 314. Clayton county Republicans turned in 1.496 votes for Blue, and 575 for Olmsted. The vote for secretary of state was: Miller. 1.20S; Ropes, 620. Winneshiek County: In the only two Republican county primary contests here. William Linnevold defeated E. P. Haugen for the nomination for state senator, and Harry Steine won out over R. B. Olson for the nomination for coroner. In the supervisor voting, the result was: First district. E. G. Soland 357: third district. Carlton Gager 312. and W. A. McMullen 208; fifth district. Henry Luebka. incumbent, was defeated by Ernest Ask, 778 to 655. Governor Blue defeated George Olmsted by a vote of 1524 to 1042. Fayette County: Sheriff Art Kutschat, Republican, was defeated for renomination by Fred House. The vote: House, 1771; Kutschat, 1,655. Elbert Estes. Republican, defeated Everett Scott for the Fayette county attorney nomination by a vote of 2,081 to 1,290. « In the Republican contest for county supervisor, Fred Gremmels polled 1.500 votes. Clint W. Humphrey, 1,045, and L. T. N. Olson, 726. The Democrats nominated Clare Parker as their candidate for sheriff. Parker defeated Ray Stoddard, 447 to 339. Blue received 2.351 votes. Olmsted. 1,006. The vote for secretary of state: Miller, 2,059; Ropes, 1,006. WOLF CUBS. Dean Wensel. of near Allerton, captured two wolf cubs two months ago and has kept them since that time. Half-grown, the cubs are ferocious and cannot be tamed, differing in that respect from a cub fox which the Wen- sels also have, and which plays with the children as a kitten does. TOOK TO THE AIR. Mrs. Deddo Meyer of Holland, Iowa, became ill while visiting relatives in Michigan recently and was flown back to her home. The 70 year old grandmother stood Her first air trip well, and reports that after her recovery she would like a pleasure plane ride. CAPTURES RACCOONS. Albert Mein of Beaman killed a mother raccoon and found himself, unintentionally the foster-father of four young coon orphans. After hand-feeding them milk with a spoon for a week he gave them away so that he could again find time for farming. SHARE A MEAL EVERYDAY Public Opinion Is Needed To Make Peace, Says Steele Joseph B. Steele, local attorney, speaking at the Memorial day exercises at McGregor, said, "The most important problem facing us in establishing the foundations for a lasting peace is the solution to the grave difficulties raised by the policies of the Soviet Union since the close of the war." "These policies have brought about, not a mere misunderstanding, but an actual conflict of a political and diplomatic nature between the Soviet Union and the Western Powers all over j the world. " Mr. Steele added. I The speaker expressed the belief I that if we Americans want real peace ! this time we arc going to have to work \ for it. He said that it isn't going to come to us automatically by having the Soviet Union and the Western Powers sit nt the peace table and talk things over. "I believe we plain citizens of the United States can aid our government in the conflict I have referred to. and also repay in large measure the debt we owe our soldier dead, by forming a strong public opinion in this country against the acts of any nation that demonstrates an uncooperative spirit in the peace negotiations as well as acts of a unilateral nature which raise grave doubts whether an announced program to obtain security is in reality a program of expansion, at the expense of weaker neighbors, on the road to world domination," Mr. Steele said. LOCAL ITEMS Mr^w^ ***** HAT. , FRISCH PITTSBURGH MANASER, HOLDS THE ALL-TIME MARK FOR WORLD SERIES HITS WITH 58 I GREATEST WORLD SERIES BATTER OP THEM ALL -' ME HOLDS THE RECORD' FOR SERIES PL A"/ IN HOMERS (15), RUNS (37),^ HI6HEST BATTING AVS. ~ IN ONE SERIES (.625), . HOMERS IN ONE GAMEtyd BASES ON 3ALLS(33), ^ AND THE MOST TOTAL BASES (96;/ Wanted to Buy—A quantity of baled hay from the Held. Priced right Will haul. Inquire at Herald office.—3Ip. Frank H. Lee, 70. a prominent business man of Waukon since 1912, passed away suddenly last week while at Caledonia. Minn., on business. Mr. and Mrs. Ernie RuckcRrschel and son. Curtis, arrived here last night from Burbank. Calif., for a three weeks visit to local relatives and will then go to the east coast for a tour of interesting points. Carlas Schultz arrived here last Thursday morning from Fallon. Xo- vada. for a visit to his parents. Mr. and Mrs. F-mil Schult?. He was recently discharged from the navy after being stationed at Fallon, but expects to return to that city this week. In remitting for her Herald subscription. Mrs. Nina McKeon of Galesburg. III., says: "The Herald is a welcome news letter each week and I still want to keep in touch with the old home town, althought there are many new names. I especially enjoy Hugh Shepherd's articles and the 30 and 25 years ago column." Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Paulsen took Leo ChristofTcrson and Gram Schult/ to Camp Dodge Sunday where the two boys will spend a week at Hawkeye Boys' State as representatives from Arthur F. Brandt Post. American Legion, and the Postville Commercial Club. They were accompanied by the Waukon lad who will also attend Boys' State for the week. We have the following letter from Ladd Field. Fairbanks, AJaska: Recently promoted to the grade of Private First Class was Arthur Bruce Webster of Postville, Iowa, at Ladd Field where he has been stationed for one month with the AAF Post Exchange. Bruce is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Webster. His wife and two children live at the Webster home. UNDERSTANDING IOWA CHILDREN BIRTHDAYS—IIAPI'Y OR HYSTERICAL? 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.) Meeting the Prohlem. Costs of conducting state institution? are rising as the inflationary trend continues. It cannot be otherwise, any more than it can be otherwise in the costs of maintaining a home or conducting a business. The legislative interim committee has the job of weighing costs and determining what extra allotments shall be made to meet the situation. The last legislature wisely set aside funds with which to meet such problems. At the last session the balance in an Iowa Emergency Relief Fund no longer needed for the purposes for which it was originally created, was turned into contingent funds under direction of the interim committee. There is a general contingent fund of $550,000, also one of $200,000 especially set aside to meet emergencies in state institutions. A recent session of the interim committee allotted $125,000 for the support of six state institutions—$110,000 from the $200,000 contingent fund and $15,000 from the committee's general contingent funds. The committee had previously allotted $50,000 for the Boys Training School at Eldora. Useful Balances, These contingent funds placed under control of the interim committee amounted to $700,000. They are a part of useful balances about which the state has been hearing some discussion. When any of these funds are allotted to such purposes as meeting added costs of state institutions they are performing the very sound policy of lightening current taxes. In this way they are indirectly passed buck to help the taxpayers of all the communities of Iowa. Do you get the point? It is that in any way the state uses present balances to meet continuing problems of the postwar period, it Is helping solve those problems without added burden to people. "Well, thank goodness that's over." | sighed Mrs Brown, closing the dour on | the last of the ten children who had ! come to .Jane's birthday party. Never ! again." she murmured as she rubbed : her aching forehead and surveyed tho ; wreckage in a once peaceful living ; room. ! ' What arc children coming to'.'" Mrs. Brown thought. "I .-pent so much time 'and money on those table decorations 'and favois and ice cream molds, and i yet tho children did not seem to ap- \ preciate it. And I've never seen so much quarreling in my life Why those ; children chased each Either instead of ! playing those nice games 1 had pl.m- ' ned. I'll never know. Well, next year we just won't bother celebrating." And. i wearily. Mrs Brown started to straighten up the living room. . Now. Jane's party could have boon a j very haopy one if it had been planned , for .lane and not for her mother. Birth- j day parties, like toy trains at Christmas time, too often are planned mainly ! for the parents' enjoyment i If Jane's mother had followed three i rules. Jane's party could very probably ! have been a real success. First, keep i the party simple. Lots of noise, lots of ! new games, and lot of unfamiliar food ; made children tense and excited. A . simple party is enjoyed by a child far more than an elaborate expensive one. ' To limit guests, why not invite as j many children as the child is old? There will be time later for fancy | parties. The second thing to remember is that children need activity. No quiet, : sit-around games for them. They will j appreciate planned games more when | they are around ten years old. i At Jane's age, they need outdoor | play if possible. They need a chance jto run. jump, swing, play on the slide, i and in a sand box. j The third thing to keep in mind is | that children's attention spans are very [Short This means that there must be j a variety of things for them to do so i that they won't become bored and start j jumping on the furniture. Assign Arthur E. Hofer To Sub-Tender liushncll Arthur E. Hofer. Seaman second class, has been assigned to the sub. tender Bushncll which is in the First Division of the Pacific fleet. He writes: "I presume I had better be writing a few lines before you forget about rr* or 1 forget about home. I am finally at my permanent ship after being 1 transferred 16 times, and every other i day at that. ' "The ship I am now on is a sub- tender and it is now in dry dock. She was to go on a bomb test, but all her boilers went out of eoiv.missinn. so we have her sitting in dry dock while she's getting new boilers put in. The way it is now planned she will be sitting here until October, then she'll go back to the States for a major i ver- haul and then six months duty. Consequently. I don't plan t' be in the States for about a year "We now have only about one-third of a crew on this ship and about one-half of the men are beine discharged. So all rates and jobs are wide open for the fellows who are coming on her now. I tlutik in a ta' months I can have a third class petty officers' rate and a couple of bucks more on rny check as a result. "My address here is Arthur t Hofer. S 2'C. 1st Division. USS Bushnell (A. S. 15), c o Fleet Post Office. San Francisco. Calif." I Downy brome grass, often called "wild oats." should be mowed before the plant has a chance to go to seed. DRILLING AGAIN. Fletcher Hunt, „f Adair, who for oil un- drilling In- seven years has believed thai' der the farms of Redflcld. is his ninth well in that vicinity, dications so far. ho says, are good. When baby chicks are two months old. their ration should contain shelled coin and whole oats. Separate feeders should be used for feeding the oats, corn and mash, or separate compartments of a feeder may be used. THANKS! I should be humbly grateful for the support received at the primary election, — and I am. Again, dear friends, sincei-est thanks. ELMER PIEPER Republican Candidate for STATE REPRESENTATIVE At the November 5lh. 1M6 General Election jg>ur (Great America & fa Mack ii so ^£RS A oNe e | C RP l roSSLII " S,2B SOlTOBie R» PULPWOOO- Of UWBBR-. 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