Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on November 12, 1947 · Page 8
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 12, 1947
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, That snowstorm of Monday brought out the first definite signs that Christmas isn't so far away— the calendar says only 35 shopping days. On our rounds Monday forenoon many of the merchants were unpacking holiday goods and marking it for the display racks and counters. Then Monday afternoon we noticed a number of people actually buying Christmas gifts to take advantage of the early selections offered. Merchants tell us their stocks are by far the most complete since before the war. Merchandise is easier to obtain and shoppers will this year find a wide variety of items that have been missing for seven years or more. And thai's one thing you can say for our Postville merchants: they make an effort, and really get. the best the market affords for their trade. "It Pays to Trade in Postville - ' should be a good slogan for all shoppers, especially this holi- daV season. Cage Squads Report To Coaches for Drills * » « * What might have turned out to be a messy situation occurred on our main street Monday forenoon when two automobiles "brushed" each other. Bent fendej-s was about the only damage to the cars, heavily laden with women and children— but it could have been worse. All because.the driver of a car made a left hand turn in the middle of the block without signalling his intent, and the other car driver, going at a right lively clip, failed to press the horn button on his steering wheel to warn the car ahead that he wanted to pass. Both drivers were at fault. Today the Herald is starting a series of releases from the Iowa Public Safety Division designed to give some helpful hints to car and truck drivers. These are entitled, "Know Your Traffic Laws." and should prove informative to all of us. ***** ' Speaking of this first safety publicity story which is on glaring headlights, affords us an opportunity to get off one of our pet peeves. Its the glaring headlight that comes up on us from the rear. To our way of looking at it, the glare of the headlight to fhe rear of you, reflecting as it usually does; in your rear-view mirror, is almost as bothersome and annoying j as the headlight coming toward you from the opposite direction. It would be a courteous jesture to dim your headlight while driving in back of another car. (Continued from page 1) The freshmen and sophomores were given their opportunity to. report on Monday, and because a large turnout reported n reduction in their number will have to be made so that a workable squad can be maintained. Plans are being made for an intramural program in basketball, so that all the boys in school can enter into competitive play during their physical education periods. It is also planned to have separate seventh grade and eighth grade teams that will carry out a light schedule. If competition is available, a sixth grade team may also be organized. i 1948 Schedule Set. The conference officials also made the drawings for the 1948 football schedule, which shows the following for the Postville Pirates: Sept. 10—Open. Sept. 17—Sumner, here. Sept. 24—Open. Oct. 1—Fayette, here. j Oct. 8—West Union, there. Oct. 15—Elkader, there. Oct. 22—Waukon, here. Oct 29—Maynard, here. SCHOOL NEWS. Street Commissioner Otto Take Long Range View Before Cutting Pig Crop Look ahead to next fall before deciding to cut down your spring pig crop is the advice of Francis Kutish. Iowa State College farm economist. Many farmers are reported to be planning a reduction in the number of hogs to farrow in the spring. They argue that corn is too high priced to use for raising hogs. If a good corn crop becomes a certainty next year, feeding margins will favor feeding livestock, Kutish points out. It's nearly always, that way after a short corn crop. With corn prices high this fall, many farmers would rather sell their corn now than hold it to feed next spring and summer. One way to capitalize on present high grain prices, and be in a good position next fall, is to sell the corn and breed sows for late spring farrow. The pigs can be carried along on pasture, with a minimum of grain until the new corn is ready. It's a gamble, Kutish agrees, but one that may pay off well. Palmer Says "Dear Ruth" Is Outstanding Picture When the moving picture industry turns our films as fine and clean as "Dear Ruth" which comes to the Iris Theater Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 13. 14 and 15, every theater manager in the country feels like getting up and shouting. Here is the definite proof that the movies can make comedy without smut and dirt. Billy DeWolfe is great as is the entire cast that features Joan Caulfield and William Holden. The film has been a box office hit. Cities such as Oehvein, Waverly, New Hampton, Cresco and many others have people with the same taste for movies as towns the size of Postville. "Dear Ruth" has been doing a business second only to "Welcome Stranger," the Bing Crosby-Barry Fitzgerald film which comes to the Iris Theater Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, November 16. 17, 18, 19. Frankly, I never expected to run a film in Postville that could hope to do the business as "Bells Of St. Mary's" did last year. Yet, 20 out of 23 managers who played "Welcome Stranger" reported at an exhibitors' meeting in Decorah recently that "Welcome Stranger" was beating the former. These men were independent exhibitors who have nothing in common with the producers of the film. What | quotients with remainders. We're business it does here is really of no J using the long method of dividing. This week in Spelling, the lesson (Continued from page 1) ties and gave suggestions on how meetings might be improved. Kindergarten. Mrs. James Gregg and Mrs. Doii- old Estes and daughter, Patty, were visitors Tuesday. Sfiaron Wickham treated the class with candy bars on her birthday Wednesday. Third Grade News. The following poems were writ ten by two pupils in third grade. I had a little squirrel; He ran away from me. And when I went to catch him, He ran up in a tree. —Yvonne Sander. There was a squirrel up in a tree; I looked at him and he looked at me. The little squirrel up in the tree, He had a nut that I could see. —Bona Mork. Contributions for membership in Junior Red Cross totaled $4.66 last Thursday. The class is working for 100 per cent enrollment in the organization. Fourth Grade. We have now finishes our unit in geography on Eskimos and have completed our summer and winter scenes on Baffin Island. In arithmetic we're now trying to divide numbers and get two-figure Materials to keep potatoes from sprouting when stored arc now available at most drug stores, says E. P. Sylwester, Iowa State College plant pathologist. There will be fewer cattle in Midwest feedlots this winter than there were a year ago, says Francis Kutish, Iowa Stale College farm economist. It's wise to hold oft" plowing ] dry soil until rains make fall pio, ing easier and foster. It's || cheaper and takes less time to pi after fall rains condition the lllllllllllllllllllllll Illllllllllllllllllllllllll IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIII IKlllllllllllllllllllllllllKHUIffllllllllllimil concern. The important thing is that the film is wonderful entertainment for young and old. Plan now to see 1947's best film. Sincerely, L. E. PALMER. UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY EXPECTS BIG ENROLLMENT Farmers will have another good year in 1948 the Bureau of Agricultural Economics predicts. They should be -able to sell most of their products at prices near the 1947 record average. ***** Corn nipped by an early frost j dries faster and stores better than I corn not hit by frost until a later , , Appel j date, USDA men at Iowa State Col- told us last week after the paper, i ege have shown Thev sav thgt was out that we didn't look far; anything that „ growth ' he i ps enough to judge the damage done | drvin 0 by Halloween pranksters in Post- 1 ' = ' ..... ville. With tears in his eves Otto related. "Go out to Lull's park and see what a mess they made of the place; posts broken off; fireplaces torn down, and other damage." The tears in Otto's eyes came easily too, because since he took over the street commissioner's job. he has prided himself on the well-kept park. He has put in long hours to provide a beauty spot where formerly high grass, weeds and brush had made the place anything but inviting. During the past year, however, picnickers who sought it out gave high praise for the work of beautifying Otto and his helpers performed there. Many family gatherings, club picnics and dinner parties employed the place which is ideally located for such events. The public should frown on depredations of Halloweeners to town property and Mr. Appel would like to learn who was responsible for! the damage done there. ***** There was an old printers' reunion in the Herald office Tuesday afternoon, with Harley Rittenhouse of Monona and Rich Strauch of Elgin the callers. Harley is retired after many years at the helm of the Monona Leader. Strauch and this writer are still plugging along trying to make both ends meets. Harley was . shrewd; he bought a farm down in Kansas and another in Minnesota just before the war and he says farmers' high prices beats anything a printshop can produce—and does it easier. • * * * % West Union voters will be given an opportunity to decide whether to have-the city build a new hospital. Bonds in the amount of (50,000 will be voted on December 2. Earlier this year Fayette county voted down building a county hos pital, but West Union folks have subscribed a considerable amount of money and this will be added to the bond issue, if approved. • m * • » This may be the remedy in Postville: Over at Guttenberg they 'Sad been having some trouble with people following the fire truck and getting in the way, so the firemen concocted a little deal to cure some of the people. They started a fire out by. the dance hall north of town i and sounded the alarm. Along came the cops and arrested the truck taggers. They were given ••;a lecture on proper conduct at > times of fires and turned loose. 1 Do not turn milk cows in a cornstalk field. They won't get enough nourishment, and milk production will drop suddenly. IN STOCK NO W ! Attractive Ladies' Watches $33.00 and up Men's Wrist Watches $35.00 and up Selfwinding and Waterproof Watches Also many other Gift Items. W.J. HANKS YOUR JEWELER Enrollments for the winter quarter of the 1947-48 college year at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, are now beginning to come in at a steady pace and indications are that the total enrollment for that quarter, which opens December 8, will reach 475 students, a record high in the 91 years history of the University, H. E. Coffey, director of admissions, announced today. Enrollments for the fall quarter now total 454 students and prospects are that before spring the total enrollment will reach 500 students. When the latter number is reached the college will have attained a capacity enrollment and no students above that number will be admitted, the director explained. This year, for the first time, the college is operating under the quarter system and the general opinion at the college is that the new system has a number of advantages over the semester system, allowing for more flexibility in the student's program and permitting greater concentration at a given time on a given subject, or subjects. The college yet has room for approximately 50 more students. Those interested in attending Upper Iowa University and wishing to apply for admission for the winter quarter which, as stated, opens December 8, or later, should write for the 1947-48 catalogue and application for admission form addressing the Office of Admissions, Upper Iowa University, Fayette. Iowa. is on homonyms and they are rather tricky. We've seen three movies, "Colonial Children" and "Pioneers of the Plains" in correlation with his tory ancl reading; "Eskimo Chil dren" in correlation with geography. Janice's little sister was here to visit us on Thursday. ANNUAL JUNIOR CLASS PLAY POSTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR CLASS PRESENTS "TheLate Christopher Bean" by SIDNEY HOWARD Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, New York At the Postville High School Auditorium Friday Evening, November 14 Curtain Promptly at 8:00 o'clock ADMISSION PRICES: Adults, 50c; High School Students, 30c; Children, 12c Warner Electric Tank Heaters eliminate lire hazards; no soot to clean; no fires to start. We have them now in 110 and 220 volt sizes. L. 0. KOEVENIG HARDWARE CET |-| ' 3 «J IN THff MMOVS IGUENCOIONIAI FUKNACfl COMMIT—in «8 kinds of weather. ICONOMV —owner* report fuel Mvinp up to 20%. CMVfNKNCf — trouble free; eaiy to operate; long life. TELEPHONE NO. 256 LOUIS L. HILL POSTV1IXE, IOWA GREER COLOniftL fURriPCE SERVICE MEN NOW IS THE TIME TO GET A GOOD INSIDE JOB Every winter The Rath Packing Company hires additional men for its heavy run of livestock. Act Now While Jobs Are Available Good Wages $1.02 Per Hour to Start tylodern Plant Time and One-Half Over 40 Hours per Week and Over 8 Hours per Day Health and Accident Insurance Low-Cost Meals in Plant Cafeteria , SEE THE EMPLOYMENT OFFICE OF The Rath Packing Co. WATERLOO, IOWA YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED! llllllllinilllllllllllll!!lllllll!ll!llll!lllflllllll !IIIIIIIIIIIUII !lllllim "Just What Kinds of Insurance Do You Sell, Boyd?" THAT'S A FREQUENT QUESTION. Here's The Answer In Detail: Check Those On Which You Would Like Information (Clip and mail this to us today.) PERSONAL Life -— • Old Age Income • Educational Endowment • Personal Effects Floater • All Risks Fur Floater • Personal Property Floater • Scheduled Property Floater • All Risks Jewelry Floater • Camera Floater • Hobbies -D Safe Deposit Box Burglary and Robbery • Sports and Personal Liability __D AUTOMOBILE Bodily Injury Liability- • Property Damage Liability • Comprehensive D Medical Payments • Fire • Theft • Windstorm • Collision _ • PRIVATE RESIDENCE Fire • Windstorm • Extended Coverage __ • Residence ancl Outside Theft _„n Plate Glass • Heating Boiler and Pressure Vessels _Q Workmen's Compensation • Employers' Liability • Bodily Injury Liability • Property Damage Liability • BUSINESS Truck —• Automobile : —-D Workmen's Compensation Employers' Liability ——• Cargo — •-• Public Liability • Comprehensive General Liability U General Property Damage Q Fidelity Bonds : O Boiler -• Machinery D Office and Store Robbery • Messenger and Paymaster Robbery __ D Mercantile Safe Robbery Q Mercantile Open Stock Burglary U Safe Deposit Box Burglary and Robbery— —D Bank Burglary and Robbery—• Securities in Safe Deposit Box __D Securities in Assurer 's Premises D Securities in Custody of Messengers D Surety Bonds D Money and Securities ' (Broad form) • Accounts Receivable D Forgery D Plate Glass —D Fire _ —-Q Windstorm .___——Q Business Interruption _____£_ Consequential Damage 0 , , ^ 1 » Rental Value - • Rent and Rental Value • Explosion • Leasehold • Aircraft Property. Damage—__• Profits and Commissions Water Damafte and Repair • Riot ancl Civil Commotion— —D Vehicle Damage • Exnlosinn r_1 Earthquake • FARMERS Automobile -D __j Truck • All Inland Marine Classes—_—• Farm Liability Q Installation -pi^*-^ r " 1 Explosion _rj Earthquake ___ __"_• Registered Mail "__ ~~~n Transportation ___ _____I~E _D Bailees and Furriers Customers Q Fire Theft Windstorm Hail ______ Installation Floaters _____ ~JQ -• Deferred Payment FloatersTV] -• Parcel Post _________ Q -• Aircraft Hull and Liabifity~"Z ~0 -• Contractors' Equipment • Turner Insurance Agency COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICE" Telephone No. 170-J Postville, lows

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