Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on November 5, 1947 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 5, 1947
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1947 Still Short of Quota In Salvation Army Drive Halloween passed by somewhat quieter than usual this year, and few reports of any serious depredations by celebrators came to the attention of local officials. Several outhouses were upset: win- 'dows were soaped up and barrels or other loose objects moved to foreign places. Youngsters traveling in groups called at many homes with the demand of "tricks or treats" and usually were rewarded with some sort of goodies that satisfied them and sent them happily on their way without molestation of property. Our neighbor, Willard Livingood, reported that he had several bird-house standards and flower trellises torn down, but he figured as how he won't be needing them until next spring and had sort of decided to place them in a new location anyway, so he didn't seem to be too perturbed by the work of the nocturnal visitors. ^ome folks have good memories,^ or perhaps it's a faculty of associating unusual events with places. Some 25 years ago there was held in Postville a district grand lodge session of Odd Fellows at which the grand lodge degree was conferred upon a class of eligibles by the then Grand Master Lynn J. Irwin of Des Moines. On the same day of his arrival here on the Rock Island passenger train Postville was being thoroughly searched for suspected burglars who the previous night had broken into the Farmers Store. To carry out the search bloodhounds had been imported from Waterloo and the tender of these tracers of wicked people happened to be at the depot when Irwin alighted onto the platform. Monday Mr. Irwin was again a Postville visitor on official business connected with the Odd Fel lows fraternity. He told us. "I'll always remember Postville; it's the only town on earth where I was greeted by a flock of bloodhounds,; as a reception committee." Robert H. Burling, chairman of the local Salvation Army Service Unit, announced today that a fairly good return has been received from the appeal letters which were mailed by the committee last week. Mr. Burling said that a number of contributors have not been heard from yet, and he urges everyone to turn in his contribution to the treasurer as soon as possible. Major O. W. Knapp. a representative of the Salvation Army Service Unit Department, will be in Postville next week to confer with the local committee and to finalize the campaign. In addition to providing funds for local welfare needs, the annual campaign supports an excellent re- ional program, including a hospital for unmarried mothers. The hospital is located in Des Moines and provides maternity care for girls from all parts of Iowa. Last year the hospital cared for 163 girls and 107 babies. Eight of the girls were between the ages of eleven and sixteen years, eighty- one were seventeen years to nineteen years, and seventy-five of the girls were.twenty years of age and over. * * » •* Sports writers have been making much hullabaloo of late concerning the practises of some football coaches calling the plays on the field, legally of course, under the new- free substitution rule. Never was this coach-quarterbacking more in evidence than in last Friday afternoon's Independence-Postville game where the visiting coach sent a new quarterback into the lineup after each offensive play had been run off. You can't prove a thing on the guy. but it did prompt many a fan to step over to the Independence bench and remark, "Can't your boys think for themselves? Why don't you let them play the game the way you taught 'em?" Time was when a penalty was assessed against players going onto the field without reporting first to the official: substitutions weren't made so promiscuously, in fact, a player could only go into the game once in each quarter. This was changed to cut down injuries, and we believe it has done that. Cn the other hand, it has taken the play 10-Day Pheasant Season Opens Here Nov. 11th \ The 1947 ten-day pheasant season £pens November "11 at noon and closes at 4:00 p. m., November 20. Shooting hours are from noon each day until 4:00 p. m., with a daily bag limit of two cocks and with no more than two cocks in possession at any time. I The season was opened by the [Commission in the face of low (populations estimated at 35 percent |belo\v the 1946 crop. Bag and possession limits are the most strict in |he history of pheasant shooting in Iow£. Stressing the fact that the ratio f rooster pheasants to hens may be ut to as much as one to ten without jeopardizing egg fertility and next year's production, the Conservation Commission has launched an educational campaign to cut accidental or. deliberate hen shooting to the absolute minimum. Conservation officers have been instructed to enforce the "no hen" law strictly. It is believed that unlawful hen shooting during this year's open season will not measurably affect next year's reproduction. "Go Easy" Is Warning On Installment Buying Let's not buy more on credit, even though controls over installment selling are off, warns Fannie Gannon. Iowa State College home management specialist. There still aren't enough goods on the market to satisfy present customers. By increasing buying through installment purchases 'we compete for scarce goods and contribute to inflation. Even though "less to pay down with longer to pay" makes purchases seem easier, it's well to remember the added cost of installment btoing. Stores charge more for goods sold on time since their risks in installment selling are high. When credit terms are greatly ing away from the boys in tlie game j ease£ j there's always the temptation and transferred it to the man on j to over b U y. When we are unable the bench. Perhaps we'll see the, at p resent " t0 pay the full price for old rule of fewer substitutions returned to combat bench quarterbacking. * » * * * One of the most novel birth announcements we have ever seen came to our attention last Saturday from Bill Niles. student at the University of Dubuque, who does the preaching Sundays up at the Community church in Frankville. Bill is a printer along with his theological studies and works in the University Press in his spare time. His wife presented him with a son October 26 while he was "about his Father's business" over at Frankville. The minute Bill finished his sermon, he hurried to Dubuque, took one look at the new arrival and rushed down to the printshop and got out a special edition of his newspaper, "Niles Nuggets" proclaiming the glad tidings to the world at large. Under Weather Reports, Bill said, "Damp with intermittent showers and numerous squalls." The headline at the top of the front page screams, "Niles Corporation Expands," and "Co- Manager Added to Local Firm." • • • • • On the front page of this Herald is carried a story of the retail sales tax figures by towns over 1,000 as released by the state tax commission which place Postville in a very favorable position. We like to boast of our town when we* have the figures to prove our point, and here we have an outlet for our enthusiasm. Our Commercial Club can malje good use of these figures when inquiries come from small manufacturing firms and retail outlets who might wish to locate here. Verily, we live in a progressive and prosperous community. In our own case, our slogan for the Herald, "Read in 1587 PROSPEROUS Iowa Homes," is no idle boast; its substantiated by facts and figures. : Weather Note —The Harlan Foels family had a mess of strawberries from their garden for dinner Nov. 1. a purchase, there is a good chance that some unforeseen circumstance may make it impossible to continue payments. It may be wise for farmers to sell soybeans early this year, says Francis Kutish, Iowa State College agricultural economist. Pirates' Final Game A Thriller; Lose to Independence 19-12 The Postville Pirates dropped their homecoming football game to Independence on Friday by a score of 19 to 12. The score was the only thing that marred the day, as the locals played a really vicious brand of ball, and had a superior Independence team in doubt as to the final outcome all afternoon. A hard charging line caused an Independence fumble in the first quarter, and Jim Koevenig recovered for Postville. Taking the ball on their opponents' 40-yard line, the Pirates made a march that didn't end until Howard Hills made the final two yards on a quarterback sneak for the first score of the game. It was fitting that Howard, a senior, should score a touchdown, his first, in the last game of his three years' of competition. The try for extra point failed when Jim Malone threw a wild pass to Gunderson who was wide open in the end zone. Independence received the ball on the kickoff, but was held on downs. Then Postville was held on downs and kicked to Don Johnson, speedy Independence left half, who proceeded to make the longest run of the day. He received the ball on the Independence 45-yard line and returned the ball all the way to the Postville eight-yard line. On the next play Johnson went off his left tackle for an Independence score. A dropkick for the extra point failed and the quarter ended, Postville 6, Independence 6. Neither team made much head way in the second quarter, al though Independence started a drive which was stopped by a fumble recovered by Postville. In the third quarter Postville received a real opportunity to score when they blocked an Independence punt and worked the ball to the Inde pendence ten. However, two regu lar, backs were on the sidelines, re ceiving treatment for minor in juries, and the Postville attack lacked the power to go all the way As the quarter was ending, Postville started another march and had the ball with four downs and ten yards away from a touchdown. The time of the quarter gave the regular backs enough time to get back into the game, and the first play of the fourth quarter, Jim Malone skirted his own right end to score. A buck into the line for the extra point failed. From that point on. it was Independence's ball game as they resorted to some circus antics to get their superior speed loose in the open field. Good gains by Johnson and Crawford, right half, placed the ball in scoring position on two occasions and each time Crawford made good the touchdown, and was good also for one try for extra point. The game .ended with the score in favor of Independence 19 to 12. Scoreless Tie. The Postville "B" football team completed its schedule here Tuesday when the boys battled to a scoreless tie with the Decorah freshman - sophomore team. The game was played on' a muddy field and neither team was able to make much ground with their running or passing game. However, the Decorah signal- caller made the mistake of trying a play on fourth down that failed, and Postville took over deep in Decorah territory, then moved the ball to Decorah's seven-yard line before their attack failed. This was the only real scoring threat of the game as the teams appeared to be evenly matched all the way. Local Dairy Aids Fight On Juvenile Delinquency The Golden Dawn Dairy, John J. Martins, proprietor, has become the local sponsor of the nation-wide Billy Topper Square Deal Clubs which are mushrooming all over the country through the stimulus of Topper Magazine. The purposes of the club are many-fold, but the underlying motivation is the task of curbing juvenile delinquency. Religious and racial tolerance, respect for law and order, aid to the community in all worthwhile endeavors, are but a part of the pledge , taken by the thousands of teen age boys and girls already enrolled in Billy Topper Clubs in all parts of the country. Mr. Martins' obtained the privilege of sponsoring these clubs locally through his license to distribute Topper Magazine to his customers. Topper is a complete family magazine distributed once a month to all customers and friends of Golden Dawn Dairy as a gesture of good will to its patrons. All parents interested in taking part in this fight against juvenile delinquency are urged lo call to the attention of their youngsters, the advertisement appearing elsewhere in this paper. Left To Write By Bob Klauer. Opinions column are expressed in this those of the writer and do not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper. Motor Club Head Warns About Some Anti-Freeze A number of anti-freeze solutions which can cause great harm to the automobile engine are back on the market after being barred during the war years, R. E. Rhoades, manager of the Motor Club of Iowa, declared today. "Anti-freeze solutions made of either a salt base or a petroleum base can do a great deal of damage to your car," Mr. Rhoades warned. "Salt-base anti-freezes may corrode the engine block. Petroleum-base liquids will attack rubber radiator hoses, causing particles to become loosened and clog the smaller passages in the cooling system and possibly cause leaks in the hose." Mr. Rhoades said that during the war years the War Production Board, in the interest of conserving automobiles then on the road had banned the production of certain anti-freeze solutions regarded as 'deleterious." Now that these wartime powers have expired, many of the salt and oil-base anti-freezes are coming back on the market and the motorist must depend upon himself to protect his car against them, he said. Herald Want Ads bring results. Farm Liability Insurance Costs $12.00 COVERS — One or More Tractors. COVERS — All Other Machinery. COVERS — Liability For Livestock On Or Off Premises. COVERS — Livestock if Killed on Road by Motor Vehicle Turner Insurance Agency BOYD B. TURNER Telephone No. 170-J Postville, Iowa Among the fans from Independence who were here to attend the football game Friday was Charles Dannenbrink. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Dannenbrink, former Postville residents now living in Independence where they conduct a woman's ready-to-wear store. Word was received here last week of the passing on of Mrs. Em Decided G. O. P. Trend. This week we are conducting tin's department-from the nation's capital where we are attending a conference of the Republican Publicity Directors from the various states. Like ourselves most of these men who are in charge of the publicity for the state organizations, arc former newspaper men, many of them veterans with years of experience as news gatherers, political writers and observers. They have been trained as reporters and know how to analyze situations and present the facts to the public. What they report ' is that in most states there is a definite and decided trend toward the Republican Party and the general feeling exists that the New Deal is finished and ready to be tossed into the ash can. Cf course we'll be charged with recording the findings of men, who, because of their affiliation with the Republican organizations, are biased and can see only one side of the question, the Republican side. This, however, is not true.' While these publicity men may try to paint as rosv a picture as possible for their side, while writing for public consumption, they are not in the habit of kidding each other. At their own conferences they present the facts as they actually see them. And, we believe, they see them as they actually exist, and that their reports cf these decided Republican trends is a true and accurate picture. In a number of the states, some of which went Democratic in 1944, this trend is stronger than in some ">t the others. But in every state represented at the Conference the report was that the trends toward Republicanism was very decided We also noted with interest that in a number of the states there has been considerable change in the attitude of the rank and file of the workers toward the Taft-Hartley Labor Act. This is particularly true in the states where a campaign of education has been conducted to acquaint the workers with the provisions of the act. It has been shown that whenever the workers are given a true picture of the terms of this act the opposition to it rapidly vanishes. Many workers, both union and non-union, have come to realize that instead of being an anti-labor law and a "Slave Law" as it was pictured by the labor leadership, it is actually an act which is to their advantage and protects their interests. Most of the publicity directors are of the opinion that these Re- out the nation and a united .party there is every reason to believe that victory will be achieved by the Republicans next year. The attempt on the part of the New Deal administration and its "smear" artists to belittle the Republican Congress is falling upon deaf ears in most .places. 'The public in general knows what the Republican Congress accomplished in spite of repeated efforts on the part of the Truman New Dealers to block all constructive and economy measures. And the people know I too that had a Republican, instead of a New Dealer been in the White House, the accomplishments of the Republican Congress would have been a thousand times greater. Although Congress is now in recess, and if reports are to be believed, it will not be called into extra session, many of the Senators and Congressmen are hero attending committee meetings and hearings on legislation which will be proposed at the session opening in January. Senator George A. Wilson of Iowa returned here early in September. Senator Hickenlooper, who went to Europe with a Senate and House Committee, has returned; and Rep. Charles Hoeven of the^ Eighth District has been busy with a number of agricultural hearings. Rep. Henry O. Talle of the Second District has also been attending a number of hearings, and Rep. James I. Dolliver of the Sixth District is on his way home from a trip around the world. The Egg And I. Appropos to the high cost of living, someone recently asked. "What is an egg?" To which a friend answered: < "To a hen, a day's work. To me, a day's wages." In the past 10 years more than 301 improved varieties of wheat havsg been distributed in America. Poultry For Lockers Now is the time to have extra poultry dressed for your lockers. We do custom dressing. MEYER'S FOUR-COUNTY HATCHERY Phone 234 Postville,/ lowaj COSTLY CIGARETTE. While driving through Osceola Sunday morning, Gerald Adamson dropped a cigarette, leaned over to pick it up. His car swerved and ran into the parked car of Ronald Bcade resulting in damage to Adamson's car of $150. What is worse, the car he hit was the only one parked on the street. TNI 9/kMOUt GREEN C010NIAI FURNACE Top quality, plus care in planning installation* asiutca maximum COMPORT, ECONOMY, and CONVENIENCE. There ia a COLONIAL Furnace for all aia* home*, and all type* of fuel. TELEPHONE NO. 256 LOUIS L. HILL POSTVILLE, IOWA GREER C0L0RIRL FURnflCE SERVICE ma Christ in Chicago. Funeral • publicrn trends, which began with services were held Friday in Chi- the election of a Republican House cago. She will be best remembered and Senate in 1946. are growing here as the former Emma Goss. a steadily and that by 1948 they will relative of the Sebastian family, assume landslide proportions in j and she had come here annually many of the states. With an ag- j for a visit to relatives and friends, gressive campaign waged through- 1 LADY BOWLERS-NOTICE! A number of lady bowlers have inquired about the formation of a ladies' league here. If there are enough interested, such a league may be started here. Please notify us some time this week if you would like to join a ladies' bowling league and the necessary steps will be taken to form one. OTTO J. BEUCHER POSTVILLE RECREATION CENTER lllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllll for a LANE Cedar Hope Chest MAKE "SOMEBODY" HAPPY TODAY! At AdvtrHfd in SEVENTEEN and COLLIER* Th« Perfect Gift for BIRTHDAYS CHRISTMAS HMAOfMINTS Wf DMNOS CONFIRMATIONS ANNIVERSARIES Ne more thrilling giftfor sweetheart, sister, daughter or mother! More than a Hope Chest, LANE is the only tested AROMA- TIGHT Chat in the world—with Lane's exclusive patented features. Backed by free moth insurance policy! Come in today; Choose from our beautiful, new styles, just arrived! 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