Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on November 12, 1947 · Page 2
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 12, 1947
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE. IOWA WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER It, 1MT.j CAPITOL NEWS LETTER • (Weekly News Release of the Iowa Press Association. Material contained herein does not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this paper.) (Continued from page 1) more than 60 percent of the vote in 1948 elections. During the last year more than 1.171.748 more women than men reached legal voting age. she discovered in a survey for material to write her article. Women have the votes, she found, to elect only women to office if they were of a mind to do it. She pointed out that there would be at least 261 consrresswomen in Washington today, instead of seven, and a minimum of 57 senator-esses in the senate instead of none, if the women wanted to name only those candidates of their own sex to public office. TEACHERS SALARIES. As a result of the recent legislation adopted by the 3947 legislature,, county superintendents of schools are getting more salary this year. Salaries of the 99 county school superintendents in Iowa rose more than $1,000 annually—for the first time they have been up in several years. This is because the legislature took the power to set the superintendent's salary out of the hands i of the board of supervisors and put it into the hands of the county board of education. A survery made by. the office of the state superintendent • of public instruction showed that the median salary figure tor county superintendents increased from $2,720 to $3,860 per year. Some superintendents are receiving* upward of $4,150 per year. Rural school teachers' salaries also have gone up, but the number of teachers has dropped. Median salary for 6.154 rural teachers is now listed at $1,575 per year as compared with $1,350 for 6,571 rural teachers a year ago. Pay for superintendents in 88 county consolidated school districts reporting increased from a median of $3,185 to $3,635 a year. Weather Plays Tricks In Good Old Iowa GUARD "WACS"? Iowa national guard headquarters is staging a rjcruit for men to fill the ranks' 1 of the new guard in Iowa. It is not asking for women, but it is getting some inquiries from wo men about the possibility of form ing a national guard WAC unit. So far guard authorities in Iowa have found no provision which would enable them to inaugurate a WAC guard unit, even though there are many jobs which WACs could perform, including keeping the records of each guard unit. 1 MASQUERADE ON ROLLER SKATES ! Luana Opera House j SUNDAY, NOV. 16 Prizes for the best ] [dressed couple and; i individual. SALES TAX. Iowa sales tax collections for April.-May-June set a new high in the state when they reached $527,508,278. KUTISH PREDICTS LESS MEAT TO EAT IN 1948 Meat output next year will be down ten pounds per person from our 1947 average consumption of nearly 155 pounds. Meat supplies will be at lowest ebb from late spring to early fall predicts Francis Kutish, Iowa State College farm economist. Farmers are marketing their hogs earlier and at ligher weights to save grain. There will be fewer fed cattle next year, especially in the spring when wheat pastured cattle from the southwest are normally marketed. Failure of wheat pastures in that area this fall have reduced cattle numbers considerably. Farmers can now start sending seed to the Iowa State College seed testing laboratory. It is set up and ready to start the fall testing, says E. P. Sylwester, Iowa State College plant pathologist. We will have dressed turkeys for Thanksgiving, and all who want one should leave word or telephone their orders at once. Postville Locker Service Telephone No. 288 Milo Gericke, Prop. Your Car Is Worth MORE CASH HERE The Used Car Market is still most active and prices are such that you can get highest prices either in cash or as a trade-in on a better car. ON HAND RIGHT NOW 1947 Ford Club Coupe, radio and heater 1947 Plymouth Club Coupe; radio and heater 1946 Pontiac "Eight", radio and heater 1947 Ford Convertible, radio and heater 1937 Chevrolet 4-Door Sedan 1936 Chevrolet 2-Door Coach 1936 Chevrolet Pickup 1931 Chevrolet Pickup GAROD RADIOS FOR SALE ! RADIOS Willman Motor Telephones: Office, 293; Residence 90-J POSTVILLE, IOWA In May and June Iowans were complaining about an unusually wet spring with its attendant devastating floods. During August Iowans have 'complained with equal vigor about the intense heat wave and drouth, with the conse quent damage to the corn crop. In this atomic age, however, the state ment sometimes attributed to Mark Ttfnin that everybody' talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it is no longer true Aviators in five Iowa towns tried to manufacture rain by means of dry ice. The plan seemed so good that, Lloyd Cunningham, secretary of the Iowa State Fair Board, tinkered with the idea of dropping dry ice over the fair grounds! Since Iowans are completely surfeited with the July-August heat wave and apparently care little for comparative statistics on the drouths of-1934 and 1936," a few comments on cold waves and snowfalls might be in" order. For Iowa's winters hav.e been as variable as her summers, ranging .from the mild temperature which allowed a Dubuque farmer to plow his field on New Year's Day in 1838, to the record frigid temperature of —47 degrees at Washta in 1912. The most prolonged cold spell in 125 winters was recorded between January 18 and February 22, 1936, when the temperature dipped below zero every day. During the past month Iowans could have used some of the record-breaking snowfall recorded during the calendar year 1909 at North wood—113.4 inches. They would even be happy to have a fraction of the 20.0 inches of the snow that fell at Humboldt in a single day—the greatest 24-hour snowfall ever recorded in Iowa. But cold waves and heavy snows just as unpleasant as protracted heat waves. Most Iowans manage to take the weather in stride and live quite happily in Hawkeyeland. Be sure to check safety devices used on mechanical corn pickers. MEN AND MISSIONS SUNDAY. It is estimated that over 50,000 churches will share in the 17th annual observance of Men and Missions Sunday throughout the United States and Canada on November 16 and during the preceding week. This year's observance thus marks tile widest participation to date. As an added feature, an inspiring radio program will be broadcast over more than 400 radio stations across the North American continent, as well as from Hawaii, thru- out the week of November 10. The speakers on this radio program are E. Stanley Jones, the renowned missionary to India; and Charles F. Kettering, the famous inventor who,, is also director of General Motors Corporation. Dr. Arthur H. Compton, distinguished scientist and Nobel prize winner, is the general chairman of the Committee of the Laymen's Missionary Movement, which is promoting the observance of Men and Missions Sunday. It is of special significance that no missionary work is undertaken by this movement, but instead it seeks to induce laymen generally to support in greater measure the missionary work of the churches with which they are identified. HORSEWOMAN. In Wayne county, Mrs. Ira Partridge is one of the county's most ardent and devoted horsewomen and thinks nothing of n 15 or 20 mile daily ride on her favorite steed. Mrs. Partridge is now in her seventies. COLD WEATHER. Iowans think it has been a balmy fall but not a visitor from New Orleans,, who stopped in a Leon clothing .store recently to buy some "warm" clothes. He purchased n sweater to wear under his suit and also a pair of long wool underwear. The temperature at Leon was 44 degrees. BUILT HIS OWN. High prices hold no fear for farmer Paul McVimia of Battle Creek. Needing a new tractor, he made his own by combining the en- Sine of a John Deere combine, a Chevrolet transmission and a model T rear end. CARD OF THANKS. To those who called, sent flower gifts and cards, and all, others who! in any way made our 50th weddings anniversary Monday, November lMg most pleasant, do we wish to eif tend heartfelt* thanks.— Mr. and| Mrs. Deli Harvey and Family, HOME MADE TRUCK. Clarinda built a new "auxiliary'! fire truck recently for use in flghli ing out of town fires, or others boj yond fire hydrants. City Mannff McCabe directed construction 11 the truck, which consists of a lar tank on an ordinary pickup, with M small pump on the rear for pnJf sure. Men, you won't mind those first cold, wintry blasts at all in one of our Topcoats designed by Alpagora, Capps or Merit. Handsomely tailored, we have them in a wide variety of styles, fabrics and colors—and priced at $27.50 to $42.50 PORTIS HATS A new selection just received to dress you 'up properly. Priced from $5 to $10 We also have just received new shipments of Gloves, Mufflers, Ties and other winter accessories made and designed to fit you . . . and your budget. Abernethy Clothiers Outfitters of Men and Boys ANNOUNCEMENT We are proud to announce that we have been selected as the local authorzed service and sales representative for the NEW MODERN J. C. Marlow MARLQW MILKER The new Modern MARLOW MILKER is designed and built by J. C. Marlow, the oldest living pioneer in the milking machine industry with 40 years of actual dairy and milker experience. The new Modern MARLOW MILKER embodies such features as: Only 10 inches low vacuum for perfect udder safety; positive action, trouble-free pulsator; automatically sealed cover; at-a-g);uice milk flow; straight-through easy-cleaning claw; all stainless-steel construction; equipped with natural crude rubber plus fast, clean milking. The MARLOW MILKER is the simplest, most sanitary milker on the market. It is truly "Tomorrow's Milker Today." Before you Imv or replace wour old milker, ask us to demonstrate the New Modern MARLOW M1LKEU on your herd. SEE US FOR THE BEST MILKER SERVICE LAWRENCE F. BLOCK to or -1 R. 1, Postville, Iowa Telephone No. 47-F-17 ,M Jn5!! AT,0 NAi. HARVESTER FREEZER m Don't delay... supply not unlimited... visit our showroom today! A- beautiful cabinet and a mechanical marvel... designed and built by International Harvester, with the longest background of engineering and manufacturing skill in the refrigeration industry. Adds new convenience and economy to all the other advantages of frozen food. Freezes and stores 385 pounds of delicious food...full 11-cublc-foot capacity... keystone of "The International Harvester System of Food Preservation." With FROST-LOk FREEZ-AREA VAC-U-SEAL TIGHT-WAD ttfctr Uf faturts c a \fe Motor * _ l Lot Co**** Your McCormick-Deering Dealer Telephone No. 290 Postville, Iowa See it How!

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