Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 19, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 19, 1946
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Marginal "Notes Bt] Bill LOCAL ITEMS One thing we arc missing this summer is the weekly band concert up at the city park on Wednesday nights. Last year, because of the labor shortage caused by the war when so many men were absent from this community, the concerts were canceled. But with the war over and the youngsters having more time to devote to their music, it seems reasonable to hope for resumption of the concerts at this time. The Town of Postville raises some ST'OO or more per year for these concerts and the school district expends several thousand dollars each year for instrumental music instruction and extras, so the concerts are one way in which progress of the band may be gauged by those who foot the bill. We were at Luana last Friday evening where the first concert of the season by the Luana school band attracted a large number of people. Prof. A. Preston Carr presented the band in a well-balanced program of marches, overtures and specialty numbers that wen? heartily applauded by the audience. We are told the punchboards. ordered out of all places of business before election, have again put in their appearance in Allamakee county. County Attorney Herman H. Haehlen issued warnings early in April that he would prosecute punchboard and slot machine displayers in the county, so perhaps he'll be called on to take some action one of these days. Last week when we ran the item of the local people who attended the Grinnell College centennial cele- I bration. we did not know that Robert Lindsay, who here on a visit from Alberta. Canada, was also an alumnus of that institution. Mr. Lindsay was born in Iowa and graduated from Grinnell before going to Canada. Calling at our office on a business mission Friday, he informed us that he marveled at the progress our Iowa corn is making, before and after the gentle rains of last week. You probably rend over the weekend of the Minneapolis man who presented his wife on their silver wedding anniversary with her weight in dollars —2S9t> silver ones. This led one Post- v:l!c bay to remark that the above mentioned wife could have done a lot better by requesting that the scales be balanced with paper currency. Maybe she h .isr .'t heard of the paper scarcity — •:• doesn't she know that paper is aim_st worth its weight in silver? Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Webster were at Mason City and Hampton Inst Wednesday to visit friends. Mr. and Mrs William C. Tyler and son. Jimmy. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Tyler and Miss Hulda Lukritz of Alta Vista were Sunday guests of Mr. nnd Mrs. Harry Tyler and family. Mrs. John C. Wells, former Grand Meadow township resident, sends in her subscription remittance to the Herald front Camauche. Iowa, and says. "Keep the old home town paper coming. Although the names we remember are getting fewer each year, we still enjoy reading about our old friends there." William iBilliei Moore, a former Postville boy. with his wife and three children came Sunday from Minneapolis. Minn., to look over the old home town and to meet some of his friends before going to Mason City to attend a family picnic. Billic is the son of the late Dr. Moore, who at one time operated a hotel near the Rock Island depot. He is now one of the operators of an electric service and appliance company in Minneapolis. The following persons returned Sunday from a week's fishing trip to Mille Lacs lake in Minnesota: Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Luhman and daughter, Valerie, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cook and son, Clinton, of Decorah: Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson and son. Ronnie, of Calmar; Mr. and Mrs. Ole Sanderson of Ridgeway, Miss Sarah LaVelle of Waterloo, and Alton Sanderson of Ridgeway. Mr. and Mrs. Ole Sanderson are Mrs. Luhman's parents. Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Thompson and Miss LaVelle are her sisters, and Alton Sanderson is her brother. Local People Gather At Fathers Day Dinners. Father's Day dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Smith Sunday included Mr. nnd Mrs. Ira E. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Price nnd Shirley, Mr. nnd Mrs. Keith Smith and Bruce, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Smith and Margaret, Marylin, David and Donald, nil of this community and Miss Ethelyn Smith of Manchester. Attending n Fathers Day dinner Sunday for John Muchow of Postville were Mr. and Mrs. Hall Muchow and family. Mr. and Mrs. Enos Muchow, Mrs. John Muchow. Walter Muchow and sons, all of Postville: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Muchow and family of Castalia Mr. and Mrs. Guy Muchow nnd Dennis of Clermont, nnd Ed Levy of Des Moines. Left To Write By Lou Gardner (Opinions expressed in this column nre those of the writer and do not necessnrily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper.) Mr. nnd Mrs. Will Leui. Mrs. .Mate Welzel, Mr. and Mrs. Arbe Behrens, Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Hill. Louis Hill Jr. and Frank Dulong held a Father's Day picnic at Pike's Peak near McGregor Sunday. Going to Decorah last Sunday to partake of a Father's Day picnic dinner at Twin Springs park with the Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Lange family were Mr. nnd Mrs. B. W. Lange, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Hofer and Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Brooks. Sunshine Makers Club Elects Officers' June 6th. Conservation Group to Tour in Clayton County The Sunshine Makers 4-H Club met at the home of their leader. Mrs. John J. Martins, Thursday. June 6, at which time officers were elected for the coming year and Janice Schroeder was accepted as a new member. Officers chosen were Mortis Sander, president: Eunice Dresser, vice president: Janice Schroeder. secretary; Jeannine Harris, treasurer: Donna Looney, reporter; Joan Schultz, historian. A lunch was served to the group by Mrs. Martins when the meeting had adjourned. The sixth annual grass-legume tour will be held June 18 to 21. I. L. : Christensen. district conservationist, | will bo host to the group while mak- ] ing their tour in Clayton county on | June 20. | The group making the tour will j comprise representatives from the T p re?ent Lorna Luhman . Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station . land adjoining states. Bureau of Plant , 111 PiailO Recital Oil Friday I Industry, as well as Washington. Re- j ! gional and state soil conservation serv- ; ice personnel. The purpose of the tour is to review and observe soil-conserving grass- legume vegetation in action on farms, as well as vegetative problems. While in Clayton county the group will visit the farms of Art Johnson. Ole Embretson. F. C. Henkes. Theo. Burrack and Ray Lange. The last stop in Clayton county will be at the Gustov Schivretert farm to inspect the new alfalfa dehydrator in operation. Lull Before the Storm. The post primary election period of several weeks is the •lull before the storm of the fall campaign. In the weeks to come, as in those just before the primary, a great deal will be written and said about party organization. Sometimes political organization will be referred to as something desirable. Sometimes it will be referred to in tones of contempt as though it were something to be shunned. Law Points The Way. As a matter of fact, the laws of Iowa provide for nnd compel political organization—party organization with its conduct, its rules and procedure laid down by legislative requirements. Every political party with enough members to qualify for a ticket on the official ballot is entitled to and should have organization. The organization starts in the primary from the voters themselves. It progressively works out into the finished product of state chairmen, state committee members, county chairmen, county committeemen, down to the precinct workers. The Republican organization in Iowa represents the majority party. A sample of the manner in which its organization is formed will give a true picture of all party organization. Where Start Was Made. In the primaries of June 3rd. in 2464 precincts of the state, voters had names on their ballots, or blank spares in which to write names of those the voters might wish to choose as precinct committeemen. Voters balloted for these to handle the precinct business of the party for two years until the primary of 1948. On the ballots also were spaces for delegates to the county convention. The number of these In the various counties was made up on quotas based on party balloting In the general election of 1044. These delegates were selected by voters, who cither wrote or pasted in names of their choice for delegates, when they made up their ballots in the voting booths. In some precincts voters held caucuses before the primary to suggest lists to be selected by the voters. There was no compulsion on voters to use all or any of these lists. The delegates who were chosen In this way will be entitled to attend county conventions in all of the counties on Saturday. June 28th. The date is set by law. All conventions of nil parties must be held on the same date. The Republican county conventions will select delegates to the State Convention, to be held in Des Moines on Friday,' July 2G. a date set by the Republican State Central Committee within a period of time fixed by law. At The State Convention. At the state convention there will be a maximum of 3017 delegates. The county quotas for these were fixed by the state committee on the record of votes cast for governor in 1944. At the state convention the delegates of each congressional district will meet in caucus before the convention opens and select two members to serve on the State Central Committee—a man ami a woman from each district. These will be reported to the convention for approval. Upon such approval those thus named will be members of the State Central Committee for two years until the convention in 1948. Following the state convention members of the Republican State Central Committee thus selected will meet and choose their officers and committees. These will include a chairman who thus becomes parly manager until the post-primary meeting of 1948. This is the pattern of political organization. Law guides jts creation WEDNESDAY, JUNE IB, lMg. and Its changes. Law directs lu act , nnd deliberations. Established custom leads It through channels of pl Wnitl nnd' carrying out campaigns undo, rules laid dovvn by law. Pattern Not Intricate. The pattern Is not intricate, n j, not sordid. It governs nil political parties. It Is thoroughly n token ol representative government—the kind of government contemplated by those who wrote our constitution and our bill of rights. In varying forms and under varying restrictions it has npcr. ated for nearly a century in this state The pattern places control of p any affairs In the hands of the voters. They enn change the organization at any primary election. They can. through their representation, force adoption o( methods of carrying out party principles. Thus, when the term "orgatii. ration" is used It really shoots straight at active party members who go to the primary polls and exercise their rights. At least it shoots straight at the majority of such members it there be divisions about choice of candidates, or about the ways nf campaigning nnd supporting principles. The Judicial Organization. The judicial organization is an auxiliary of the regular party organization. It is created through the regular party county conventions ar.d ends up with a separate state convention called by the regular state central committee. In holding a separate convention it is free from any political action which might exist in the regular state convention. The state judicial convention must lie of the same size as the regular convention. None of its delegates can be delegates to the regular convention. The Iowa date of this convention is August 3rd at Des Moines. It does not pay to limit the feed fir laying hens. If feed is scarce, then cull closely and feed well the hcrj kept. ' Herald want ads bring results. Mrs. Frederick R. Ludwig will present her pupil. Lorna Luhman. in a piano recital in the assembly room of St Paul's church Friday evening at eight o'clock, to which the public is cordially invited. Among the selections Miss Luhman will play are "Pastorable" by Scarlatti; "Allegro from the Sonata in C Major" by Mozart: "Prelude in G-sharp Minor" by Rachmaninoff and "Gol- liwogg's Cake Walk" by Debussy. NYLONS 1 That it c>>st< money to run off an election is shown by the report of the i Clayton county Auditor on expenses I See here i ac )ies ; Sheriff Haven will involved in conducting the recent i n;)Ve , ne task of auct ioning off 26 primaries. The 2.751 votes cast in i ^oxes 0 f n ylons each containing three Clayton county involved an expendi- j pairs at cresco on June 28. The ny- .vere confiscated, alo consin labeled whisky, following an arrest of two men, recently. , an average of SI.29 for each vote cast. Printing of ballots cost S692 64: poll books, envelopes, sacks, etc.. cost $997.67. and wages paid election judges and If any additional evidence is needed clerks amounted to Sl.861.50. In Grand l t0 show what „ monstrositv , ne pres . Meadow township 53 voters exercised [ cn , system of nominating" candidates their right of franchise at a cost of, for state ofTices is voters are referred 90 cents per vote; at Luana. the cost lc lhe job lhey did in thu slate Mon . per vote was 94 cents for the 59 cast. ! dav says the Howard County Times . Wayne Ropes, serving his second term as Secretary of State, was defeated for renomination by that man Miller of Des Moines—yes. the same Miller who slipped into that office a few years ago and was eliminated later when he sought nomination for Governor. Then there is John Hamilton Cruickshank i "that is" i who gave that highly capable State Treasurer. John Grimes, a close run for renomination. Delegates to Republican state conventions have had ample opportunity to size up that class of candidates and know they are no good. Voters in a direct primary are just simply voting in the dark when they mark their ballots for such fellows. |Mary Hope Humphrey | Gets Degree at Michigan. j Miss Mary Hope Humphrey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Humphrey, is one of 1,630 candidates for degrees at the University of Michigan's 102nd commencement which will be held at Ferry field in Ann Arbor next Saturday. Clinton P. Anderson, U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, will give the commencement address. Miss Humphrey will receive the degree of Master of Arts. Highest per vote cost was in the Buena Vista precinct where only 23 people visited the polling place and their votes cost S2.87 each. In Boardman township 336 votes were cast and the cost there was the lowest in the county. 26 cents per ballot cast. Recent figures show that only 25'': of the voters make an effort to vote and upon them the other 75'/ entrust the selection of candidates to run our local, county, state and national affairs. The 75'; no doubt do the most bellyaching if things aren't run to suit them. We always get a big bang out of a visit with newspaper folks and printers, because we have so many things in common. For instance, last Friday afternoon. Rich Strauch of the Elgin Echo and Don Amundsen of the Ossian Bee came here and accompanied Erwin. our backshop foreman, and this writer to the press meeting at Waukon. We frequently fret and stew about present-day difficulties encountered in running a newspaper and printshop and its attendant long hours of work, the annoying problem of securing materials restricted even more now with the war over than when we were in the midst of it. It is comforting when talking to others to learn they share in the same trials and tribulations, for "misery loves company." There's one thing about a meeting of this kind, there's never a dull moment around the pencil-pushers who shoot barbs and jibes at each other for the queer items and blunders in grammar and spelling or of misplaced heads on stories appearing in the papers of this section of the state. Last Friday the "boys" had an opportunity to extend congratulations to one of our better northeastern Iowa newspaper men, G. Wiley Beveridge, whose Sumner Gazette the day before had been acclaimed and adjudged the second best in general excellence in the United States by the National Editorial Assn., meeting at Estes Park, Colorado. It's a far cry, these present- day meetings at which newspapermen get to understand and know each other, from the days of "personal journalism" when they blasted each other with all the villifications in the book—and then threw the whole book at each other. Democratic Women To Meet Here June 27. The Democratic ladies of this community are cordially invited to a program and tea at the home of Mrs. H. H. Douglass Thursday, June 27, at 2:30 o'clock p. in. The program will be furnished by the Ladies' Democratic Club of Allamakee county. Thought Qems SALUTARY ADVERSITY. Sweet are the uses of adversity; Which, like the toad, ugly and vene- mous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head. —Shakespeare. Many secrets of religion are not perceived till they be felt, and are not felt but in the day of a great calamity. —Jeremy Taylor. • * • » • Sorrow has its reward. It never leaves us where it found us. ' The furnace separates the gold from the dross that the precious metal may be graven with the image of God.—Mary Baker Eddy. * • • • * The sweestest joys a heart can hold Grow up between its crosses. —Nixon Waterman. * * * » • The happiest, sweetest, tenderest homes are not those where there has been no sorrow, but those which have been overshadowed with grief, and where Christ's comfort was accepted. —J. R. Miller. • • » • • / Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.—Jesus (Matthew 5:4.) Entertains at Dinner. Guests Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Snitker were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Koehring, Mrs. Pauline Duvel and Mr. and Mrs. William Winke of Waukon; Mr.-and Mrs. Simon Hesse and daughter, Elaine, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Duvel and Janice, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Winke and Virgil and Darwin of Ludlow; Mr. and Mrs. Will Klepper and Arlene, Mrs. Lydia Klepper and Leslie and Linda, of Frankville; Mr. and Mrs. Lorado Lenth and Dennis of Farmersburg; Mr. and Mrs. E14o Klepper of Chicago, 111.; and Miss Rita Snitker of Granger, Minn. The latter is spending this week with her grandparents and other relatives in this community. Mrs. Hilbert Larson entertained at a party the evening of June 11 In honor of her husband's birthday. The following guests were present: Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Roggman of Garnavillo, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Peterson, Miss LaVanda Oyloe, Mrs. Henry Peterson and daughters, Pearl and Iva, and Miss Louise Stewart. BOOGIE-WOOGIE I One of the best descriptions of boogie-woogie that we have heard to date, says G, Wiley Beveridge in "Scribblings" in his Sumner Gazette, is the reply made by a disgruntled father when his daughter exclaimed: "Did you ever hear anything so perfectly wonderful on the radio, Dad? really, it is out of this world !" Father: "No, I can't say I have, although I once heard a collision between a truck load of empty milk cans and a freight car filled with live ducks." STEP OUT WITH CONFIDENCE- Mr. Businessman Revolutionary methods of merchandising created as an aftermath of the war will see great changes in business enterprises throughout the country: This was true after World War I, and it likewise will be true now. The wide-awake merchant, through judicious advertising, will be the one to survive the upheaval, come what may. He will retain his customers by keeping them honestly informed of the market and what it affords. He will hold their confidence by telling them of needed merchandise as he receives it for his trade. _ The Postville Herald, reaching out into close to 1700 homes in this immediate trade territory, offers merchants and businessmen a vehicle by which they can tell their sales story economically, thoroughly and result-producing. Monthly advertising services with illustrations and our assistance are at their disposal free of charge. Call 200, or drop in and see us. The Postville Herald Published For and Read By the People Living in th« Hub of the Four Richest Iowa Counties. I

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