Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 12, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 12, 1946
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PAGE EIGIIT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, JUNE «, l94 , One of our readers last week mildly remonstrated because we carried ati item or a picnic to be held in the -tourist park." The lady suggested the place should have some other, more appropriate, name. Planned and planted to trees and shrubs from funds realized from the sale of a lot in the new addition donated by Mrs. G. E. Eaton, the lady thought it should be called Eaton's Park. At various times it has been called Lull's park, because the land was formerly owned by George Lull, father of Mrs. Eaton. Still at other times it was called the tourist park, because in its early days the place was vised for overnight camping by tourists, real and fanciful. However, as the park is now arranged, no auto traffic is permitted to enter it, and the handle, "tourist park." is a misnomer. Since time has wrought wonders in the appearance of the place, another suggestion made this week was to name the place.. "Memorial Park." What's your idea? We'd like to hear what others are thinking about a name for the place. They're telling a story on one of the candidates at last week's primary. He approached a woman to solicit her vote and she retorted. "I wouldn't vote for you and if you were St. Peter." Whereupon the candidate replied, "Listen here, lady. If I were St. Peter, you wouldn't be living in my district." When a fellow who is well past the age of the bibical three score and ten. has to wash his underwear in the lavatory bowl at night in order to have a change, and especially a fellow who has planted cotton and hoed it. and picked cotton a day just for the novelty of it. and has even worked in the gin and helped put it in bales, he wonders what has become of all the cotton that is raised, says the New Hampion Economist. It is a baffling proposition. There is no cotton underwear on the market, and now that the war is over, and the demand for that staple has fallen off to a great extent, the logical answer is. that the manufacturers have thousands of cords of it stored in their warehouses, waiting for a raise in price. • • • • » Tilling out an application for dependent's aid. a soldier answered "no" to the question as to whether he had any dependents. "You're married, aren't you?" an officer inquired. "Yes. sir." the soldier replied; "but she ain't dependable." • * • • • A school girl was required to write 200 words about a motor car. She submitted the following: "My uncle bought a motor car. He was out riding in the country when it busted, going up a hill. The other 180 words are what my uncle said when he was walking back to town but I know you wouldn't want me to repeat them." • * * » * One of the outstanding hangovers from the New Deal is that monstrosity known as "consumer subsidies." operating under the pretense of insuring the farmer a fair price for certain farm products, says the Howard County Times. It has been consistently opposed by the Farm Bureau and President O'Neal of that organization says that it amounts to the government paying part of the consumer's grocery bill. He estimates that for an average city family of four, consumer subsidies amount to $62.00 a year. • • • • * We overheard Ray Mitchell and Gaddes Brooks, two Franklin township natives, talking over olden times down along Hickory creek-way when they were boys. It seems the youngsters in those days were always pulling fast ones on unsuspecting visitors to that region. One day a stranger came to the sand cave, which some years ago was a favorite picnicking place and well known to many of our readers. This man had a wagon with which he wanted to get a load of sand for plastering. When he started shoveling the fine sand, one of the two first-named men suggested he back his wagon into the cave, set off a charge of dynamite and thus gel his wagon loaded without the shoveling process. You guessed it—the charge went off, the wagon was blown to smithereens and the learn of horses ran for home without their driver. • » • * » About 25 years ago, when Gaddes had one of the first Model Ts in this community, he invited a trio of us town fellows to accompany him on a fishing trip to his native haunts along Yellow river. We set out on a cold, blustery spring morning and it seems to us, as we think back on that trip, that we spent all forenoon getting down to where the good fishing spots were that Gaddes knew as a lad. Every few miles he had to pull up alongside the road and we had to carry water to fill the radiator of the Tin Lizzie, who was a sentimental old girl. When we finally got into the territory where everyone knew Gaddes, he stopped to chat with his old cronies along the way, and by the time we had eaten our picnic lunch, it was time to hitch up the Model T so we could get back home before dark. We barely made it before dusk—and on arriving home, Gaddes discovered that ihe acetylene tank that supplied the juice for the headlights was entirely empty, LOCAL ITEMS Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Lnnge and Mr. and Mrs. Merle Lange went to Dubuque Sunday. Mrs. Keith Gregg. Mrs. Elliot Schroeder. Mrs. Burr Cook, Miss Leila N. Schmidt and Miss Cecelia Houdck were at Dubuque on business Thursday. Eugene L. Turner of Grand Meadow, Minn., came last Wednesday to visit his brother. Harry N. Turner, who has been a patient in the Postville hospital. Gene, himself, was taken ill shortly after arriving here and has been confined since in the Harry Turner farm home in Grand Meadow township. Mrs. Joe Schultz. formerly of Cas- tnlia. now living in Yuma, Arizona, writes. "We noticed our subscription expired in May. so we are sending a cheek for another year. The Herald reaches us on Mondays—so there are no more blue Mondays at our house, as we look forward to getting the Herald on that day." Bernard C. Smith went to Eagle Grove Friday for a weekend visit with his mother, Mrs. Clara E. Smith. He also expected to extend personal congratulations to Gov. Robert Blue on the latter's victory in last week's primary election. The governor was an assistant Scoutmaster a number of years ago when Mr. Smith was a member of the Scout troop in Eagle Grove. In a letter from Irvin F. Meyer, owner of the Gold Mine Stock farm near McGregor, containing his remittance for the Herald subscription, we learn that he recently sold his Milking Shorthorn bull. Gold Mine Silver Ace. to the University of Nebraska to be added to their herd. Prof. H. P. Davis and Prof. Baker of the Department of Animal Husbandry of that institution visited Gold Mine farm to make the purchase. This was the sec- onl animal Mr. Meyer had sold to the Nebraska University herd, the first one going there in 1934. Mr. Meyer says he has sold cattle to customers in 29 states and in most Iowa counties. The 26 cows now in milk in the Meyer herd were recently iclassified as 3 excellent. 16 very good and 7 good-plus. Nation's Butter Situation Is Becoming Intolerable Something has gone amiss. It's extremely difficult to put one's finger on the real trouble, but residents of this area awoke one morning recently and discovered that virtually all of their cherished cooperative creameries had signed contracts with a large merchandiser providing for the merchandiser to take almost the whole creamery output of butter. The farmer is not to blame for this state of affairs. It will provide an increase in price to offset the increased cost of feed. The creamery is not to blame, for it is in between and must follow the dictates of its patrons. Nor is the large merchandiser to blame. He. after all. is seeking much-needed butter and is willing to buy and re-sell it even at a loss so his customers may get some of the prized commodity. All in all, the blame lies with no group in particular unless it be the badly botched up market situation which has kept the commodity market in a turmoil for some time. Some answer must be found at once to the problem. Perhaps it is to be found in a raise in the price of butter and a fixing of the relation between the price of cream and that of the finished product, taking into consideration increased costs of feed and the other things that go into the production of farm commodities. * We all are concerned \vith this invasion of the sanctity of the co-op. creamery and we all hope that a correction at the government level will put our cherished creameries back in independent production. —Guttenberg Press. Hatchery production in 1946 was about the same as in 1944, or 20 percent under 1945. Most of the reduction was in birds for meat production. Today's Best Buy—Herald Want Ad Thought Qems HOME. He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. —Goethe. But every house where Love abides And Friendship is a guest, , Is surely home, and home, sweet home; For there the heart can rest. —Henry van Dyke. • • • • « Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, though not the boundary, of the affections.—Mary Baker Eddy. ***** No genuine observer can decide otherwise than that the homes of a nation are the bulwarks of personal and national safety.—Holland. The first indication of domestic happiness is the love of one's home.— Montlosier. He that doth live at home, and learns to know God and himself, needeth no farther go. —•Christopher Harvey. 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.) Party Tradition. Iowa Republicans maintained party tradition in naming Governor Robert D. Blue for n second term. That tradition" is the policy of renominating a Republican governor when he seeks a second term. During the early history of the party, following 1856, when nominations were made by state conventions, this tradition always prevailed. It has also prevailed throughout the elections since primaries were established in 1908. The victory of Governor Blue is clear-cut. It is clean. He polled a total of 140,678 votes in an election in which seasoned observers believed the total vote would not reach the 200 thousand mark. He piled up a lead of 59,578 over an able, resourceful opponent, who is a veteran of two wars and a Brigadier General. George Olmsted campaigned persistently and thoroughly. Hint of the strength which Governor Blue will show in the fall election is given in his primary' majority of 59,578 which is larger by 10,000 votes than the total of 49,280 registered by Frank Miles, who was drafted by Democrats to make the general election race. Near Pre-War Level. The total of votes cast by Republicans reached near pre-war levels being within 7,793 of the 229.571 cast in 1938 when George A. Wilson was re­ nominated. The 1946 primary campaign never got to a point in heat which indicated that the vote would be heavy. Observers were correct in their guess that the indifference was due to satisfaction with the present administration. Established Leadership. Governor Blue established a record for political leadership by carrying every one of the 99 counties of the state. He polled 63.8'" of, his party- vote. He traveled thousands of miles —night and day—crowded many meetings into single days and all of the time kept close contact with his duties and work in the governor's office. Throughout the grinding job he kept his weight, strength and good temper. Through it all he was cool, well poised, patient and tolerant. He kept his campaign on the high level of a dignified governor. He staked his chances wholly on the record of himself and of previous Republican governors. Thus he won approval of his methods, gained endorsement of his administration, and eased his way for the fall campaign. Governor Blue's victory was uniform in both wet and dry areas—in metropolitan centers, as well as in rural sections. It was not affected by group voting of soldiers, labor, or any other class distinctions. It was just what it should be—the honest expression of rank and file Republicans all over Iowa. The Primary Surprise. The surprise of the primary was the upset of Wayne Ropes in bidding for his third nomination for Secretary of State. He was defeated by Earl Miller by 39.002 majority. Miller polled 112,731 votes to Ropes' 73,929. Ropes is serving his second term with a good record both as to economy and the service his office has given the public. Miller previously served two terms in the office, stepping aside in 1942 to run for governor. He went through the greater part of the 1946 puimary campaign lying on a hospital bed. Without waging a campaign, the primary tossed the nomination into his lap. The acceptable explanation is that the Miller name has become so fixed with the office in the voting minds in Iowa that it turned a statewide election. Treasurer John Grimes easily defeated John Cruickshank, previously a candidate on occasion for both State Treasurer and Commerce Commissioner. Treasurer Grimes polled SBTc of the 175.000 votes cast for the office, racing home with a comfortable majority of around 55,000. John Rankin for Attorney General had no trouble in his run for re-nomination. There were over 170,000 votes cast for this office. He won by a majority of around 45,000 polling 62% of the votes cast. For Commerce Commissioner, David Long and B. S. Richardson were named in a four-man contest. Long, completing his first term, polled 77,509 votes in the 2,449 precincts reported, winning by 5,011. Richardson, with a long record on the Commission, won by around 18,000 votes. Four state officers were re- THANK. YOU I am indeed grateful to the voters who accorded me the nomination for State Representative on the Democratic ticket at the primaries last week. May I have your continued vote and support? BERNARD A. HOULIHAN nominated without opposition: Ken Evans for Lieutenant Governor, Harry Linn for Secretary of Agriculture, Chet Akers for Auditor, and Miss Jessie Parker for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Mld-Wcst Conference. Republican Chairmen from thirteen powerful midwest states are journeying into South Dakota to hold a two- day conference to be held at Sylvan Lake. There, 'midst the wild grandeur of the Black Hills, they will plan activities for vigorous campaigns in coming state and congressional elections. Iowa Republicans are honored in the selection of Chairman Willis York of Madrid, as head of this mid­ west group. He will preside at the sessions which will hear National Chairman Carroll Recce and also General "Hap" Arnold, a veteran with a record of outstanding military service and plain-spoken ways. The midwest group is out to hold its thirteen states solidly in the Republican column. Also to strengthen the influence these states are developing in national Republican affairs. They have become the very foundation of national Republican strength. They will play a greater influence in party affairs between now and the 1948 national election than at any time in the history of the party. To have an Iowa leader head this important group is a tribute to Iowa solidarity in Republican affairs. aiiiiiiimiiiiii^ iiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinii limn, State Official Reports Iowa Has Perfect Balance Bernard F. Nowack. assistant director of the Iowa Development Commission, reports that Iowa not only has a balanced economy from income derived from agriculture and industry, but also has a perfect balance in the distribution of its population. Except for Texas and California ithe two largest states in the union), Iowa is the only state west of the Mississippi river which has 11 cities of 25,000 or more population. This indicates a good urban market in a state already nationally known for its per capita wealth and buying power. Iowa's population is evenly distributed. The cities have 40 percent of Iowa's population; the farms. 40 percent: and the small towns. 20 percent. Iowa has no congested industrial centers—no big city bosses or political machines. Every country has its share of agriculture and industry. Because of the common viewpoint of Iowa's agricultural and industrial groups (including management and labor>. the people of the state understand each other and work always for the welfare of all. §UNDAY, JUNE 16 GILLETTE Gold Plated One-Piece Aristocrat Razor $3,79 (With 10 Gillette Blue Blades) SMART, STURDY STAND, With 200 Poker Chips $3.95 BILLFOLDS—Wide variety of styles and prices MEN'S TOILET SETS „__55c to $3 .00 GALE'S American Custom Chocolates, lb._$1.50 CIGARETTES, per carton $1.80 DRUG NEEDS Strychnine Sulfate, Vs ounce 45 c Multicebrin, Bottle of 100 $5.00 Homocebrin, 4 ounce bottle.— $1,25 Greaseless Suntan Lotion, 4 oz n 49 c Brueckner's Drug Store Fountain Service Cigarettes Prescriptions Cigars BASEBALL! — at — SOUND PRACTICES SAVE '== FEED IN CHICK RAISING Hi ^ Smith Athletic Field • at 2:30 P.M. POSTVILLE FARMERSBURG Conserving feed in growing young chickens doesn't mean letting them shift for themselves. Boyd Ivory. Iowa State College poultry specialist, has warned this week. Ivory pointed out that good clean range for growing adults saves feed and promotes fast growth. But clean range must go hand in hand with other sound poultry management practices. The range area should be separated from other farm buildings and should be ground on which no poultry has run for at least two years. It should be free from old poultry manure, too. The clean range practice should be accompanied by natural or artificial shade, good range shelter and plenty of roosting space and should allow room for air circulation over roosts. Ivory said. In addition, .. should be well screened to keep out pests. To save feed, the pullet flock should be carefully culled before the birds go out on range. All sick or unthrifty birds should be taken out of the Hock. The Farmersburg Boosters arc undefeated | in the Scenic League and this promises to be I one of THE BEST GAMES OF THE YEAR ! | the it NEW WEED KILLER MUST BE USED WITH CAUTION Iowans all over the state arc reporting damage to desirable plants, trees and hedges from use of 2,4-D on lawns, says E. P. Sylwester, Iowa State College plant pathologist. This damage can be avoided by applying the 2,4-D to the lawn under low pressure to avoid fogging and drifting of the chemical to desirable plants. A calm day with the temperature at 70 degrees or above and absolutely no wind to carry the chemical to other plants is best. If a sprayer is not available, an ordinary sprinkling can may be used. If the sprayer is used for both weed and insect control, it must be thoroughly cleaned after using 2,4-D. It takes only a very small quantity of 2,4-D to kill desirable plants. THANK YOU I wish to express my sincere appreciation for the splendid support given me by the Democratic voters at the primary election last week, ROY N. TOLLEFSON Waukon, Iowa Final Notice - - to - Dog Owners! Complaints have been pouring in to my office about dogs running at large, molesting gardens, shrubbery and properties and this nuisance must be abated at once. Postville Ordinance No. 203 prqvides for the destruction of either licensed or unlicensed dogs that molest persons or property while running at large, and since complaints have been made, this Ordinance will be carried out. ( Victory gardeners are to be encouraged in this time of food shortage and owners of (logs should see to it that their animals are kept confined on the owner's premises. Only six dogs have been licensed by the Town to date. Many, therefore, are apt to be liquidated unless the owners act immediately. May I also call your attention to the licensing provision of the law which states that all dogs over three months old must be licensed by March 1. A penalty attaches on license fees on May 1 and dogs not licensed by July 1 shall be summarily executed, according to pur Ordinances. I ask your cooperation. M. C. DEERING MAYOR OF TOWN OF POSTVILLE

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