Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on November 19, 1947 · Page 2
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 19, 1947
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, lj, 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 I) vice presidential nomination. His answer: ' "I am not a candidate at this time for any public office. However. I like to think of America as the land of great opportunity." And the former Georgia chie: executive ventured a g\iess on the outcome of the Republican presidential nomination race. "1 think Governor Dewey will win the nomination," he said. states. And it wasn't so long ago that Iowa had 11 representatives. Indications as of today are that California will'gain seven representatives after 1950, with Washington and Oregon adding one each along with Florida; Indiana and Maryland. Those standing to lose seats include New York, three: Michigan and Pennsylvania, two each; Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee. Illinois. Missouri, Okla- home. Arkansas and Mississippi, one each. Present indications are that the representations of others states, including Iowa, will remain as they are. MOST TRACTOR HAZARDS ARE EASILY CORRECTED POSTVILLE TOWN COUNCIL HOLDS HEGULAR MEETING the absence ( of REVISE TAX STRUCTURE. There is an increasing sentiment among the legislators to revise the entire income tax structure if they are called into special session. Rep. Albert Steinberg of Ames and Senator Ralph Benson of Jefferson both have come up with some ideas on how to revise rates to make them more equitable toward "the married couple with.j children. Rep. Harry Weichman of Newhall is known to favor this view— rather than to extend the 50 percent tax cut. There are a good many others who think that a revision is in the offing and they would rather make it at a special session where that would be the only subject under discussion than at a regular session where there are many subjects to be considered. CROWDED CONDITIONS. "With the new state office building more than six years overdue— plans for it were halted when the . war broke out but funds to build it still are intact—conditions in the state house are increasingly intolerable. For some years now the various offices have overcrowded into the state house corridors. Most recent howl came from the "'Iowa Realtor," official publication of the Iowa Real Estate Association, which contends that the real estate department is in inadequate quar- . ters. The publication said that if some better quarters cannot be found, the office should be allowed to use some of the more than S40,- 000 annual fees which it collects to lease private office space. POPULATION TRENDS. It looks as though Iowa will retain its eight congressmen after the 1950 census. Iowa lost a congressman after the 1940 census because the state's population gain failed to keep pace with the ^ain of other DANCE WHITE SPRINGS BALLROOM McGregor, Iowa SAT., NOV. 22 Music By MISSISSIPPI NITE HAWKS OPEN WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY NIGHTS COMING—SAT., NOV. 29th: RAY ALTO'S COWBOYS "You'll have to be paleface instead of Indian, unless you get more color in your cheeks. . . . Haven't I told you to drink lots of Waters' Pasteurized Milk if you want to be a healthy Indian." , For Pure Pasteurized Milk, Cream, Chocolate Drink and Cottage Cheese Call M-F-62. Take a good look at your tractor, and you'll probably discover it has plenty of hazards for the operator, says Norval Wardle, Iowa State College farm and home safety specialist. Most of these hazards can be recognized easily, and most can be corrected just as easily, Wardle was asked to make- an inspection of tractors used in the National Plowing Match near Ellsworth recently. • He found only one tractor equipped with a fire extinguisher. Several tractors had leaky fuel lines. All were equipped with glass sediment bulbs which break easily in case of fire and increase the difficulty of controlling it. Wardle recommends metal sediment bulbs, especially in the harvest fields where tractor fires are an additional hazard because of the dust collection. Other points which Wardle checked at the contest, and which he recommends that farmers watch are: 1. Maintenance and servicing (freedom from excessive oil and grease, care of tools, condition of the platform and working parts.) 2. The hitch theight, 12-15 inches, condition and workability.) 3. Safety devices (shields and fenders.) 4. The plow (trip rope, spring trip action, levers and other parts.) A little care in checking these points may save a serious accident with the tractor. Wardle says. SURPRISE ! George Van Houten of Everly has been suffering from headaches and neck pains. He entered a Sioux City haspital for treatment and was surprised to find that his neck had been broken in an automobile accident last June, one vertebrae being broken and another one splintered. His neck has been put in a" cast which he will wear for the next six or eight weeks. WINNER. Johnny Davenport. Kellerton. won a Ringgold county corn yielding contest with an average of 56.1 bushels per acre. In Shelby county. Arnold Christensen won a similar rO-acre yield contest with 112.4 bushels per acre. 12.86 14.85 122.20 4.95 3.88 42.31 38.70 ..$ 51.29 The regular monthly meeting of the Town Council of Postville was held in the Council Rooms, Memorial Hall, at 7:30 o'clock P. M., November 7, 1947. All the Councilmen were present. Mayor M. C. Deering was absent. Councilman F. C. Ruckdaschel was appointed by the Council to act as chairman of the meeting in Mayor Deering. Tbc_ minutes of the regular meeting of October 3, 1947, the adjourned regular meeting of October 7, 1947, and the special meeting of October 20, 1947, were read and approved. The monthly reports of the Clerk, Treasurer, Waterworks Superintendent, Street Commissioner and Marshal were read and approved. The following claims were presented, approved and ordered paid: General Fund: Donald Martindale, use of car. October $ 27.00 James Tharp, dirt moving and hauling 159.25 Postville Herald, publications Otto Appel, police duty Donald Martindale, salary.. Arno Jones, police duty Postville Farmers Tel. Co... Joseph B. Steele, salary, expenses : Laurence Hofer, freight and express Waterworks Fund: National Aluminate Corp., supplies H. A. Lange, salary 150.75 Clarence Thornton, water pipe refund 14.60 H. & W. Motor Express Co., freight 145.42 National Aluminate Corp., supplies Fred Lange, labor American Cast Iron Pipe Co., water pipe 937.44 Neptune Meter Co., meters and equipment 147.00 Interstate Power Co., pump house lights 1.02 Interstate Power Co., pumping 108.93 Light Fund: Interstate Power Co., street lights $ 79.46 Grading and Dragging Fund: Marvin Muchow, labor $ 7.50 Arno Jones, salary 130.80 Otto Appel. salary 163.00 Hecker Bros., supplies 18.73 Memorial Hall Fund: Hall Roberts' Son. coal $ 168.72 Interstate Power Co., hall lights 1.63 Storm Sewer Bond Fund: L. O. Beucher. treasurer, intreset $ 137.50 Sanitary Sewer Bond Fund: L. O. Beucher. treasurer, principal and interest ..$ 810.00 Sewer Fund: Interstate Power Co., pumping $ 6.74 James Harvey, labor 2.63 Hospital Building Fund: Hospital Board of Trustees, tax levy $ 474.60 Hospital Bond Fund: L. O. Beucher, treasurer, principal and interest $1,021.00 Liberty Memorial Bond Fund: L. O. Beucher, treasurer, principal and interest $1,026.25 On motion duly made and seconded, an order was placed with Hawkeye Machinery Co., Des Moines, Iowa, for a Huber Maintainer, Model M-150, with snow and dirt moving attachments. On motion duly made and seconded, a resolution was unanimously adopted requesting State Comptroller to approve transfer of $2,000.00 from Waterworks Fund to Street Construction Fund. On motion duly made and seconded the meeting was adjourned to 7:30 o 'clock P. M., Nov. 34, 1947. Joseph B. Steele, Town Clerk. M. C. Deering; Mayor. 51.36 12.00 ^04f& 4Utd GET YOUR FREE COPY OF "The Story of the F.B.I." AND START A tILLY TOPPER SQUARE DEAL CLUB IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD! ^About the Qub 'TOPPER Magazine and our dairy are sponsoring Billy *• Topper Square Deal Clubs from coast to coast in a nation-wide endeavor to combat juvenile delinquency. 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The Mayor stated that a petition bearing the signatures of 119 qualK fled electors of the Town of Postville, Iowa, had been presented to the Council, which petition asked the Council to submit to the electors of said Town the proposition of establishing a swimming pool in said Town and incurring indebtedness for said purpose and issuing bonds to retire said indebtedness and making provisions for payment thereof with interest, all in accordance with Chapter 407 of the 1946 Code of Iowa. The Mayor stated that under the Iowa law, after the petition had been filed with the Council, the Council at the next regular meet- 1 ing, which would be the December, 1947, meeting of the Council, was required to either call a special election on the proposition, or submit it as a special question at the next regular municipal election. After examination of the petition by the Council, upon motion duly made and seconded and unanimously carried said petition was ordered filed with the Council. On motion the meeting adjourned. Joseph B. Steele, Town Clerk. M. C. Deering, Mayor. SHOULD WATER PLANTS BEFORE WINTER BEGINS Don't put your garden hose away! The warm, dry weather this fall has parched and dried the soil to a point where a good soaking of all plants is necessary, reports Larry Grove, Iowa State College horticulturist. When you start your watering program, don't forget the -shrubbery, he advises. Evergreens, especially, need a long drink if they are to stay green over the whiter. By generously watering the ground around them, you can help prevent the "burning" which often occurs when trees go into the winter with dry roofs. The rest of your garden should not be overlooked. Roses, perennial flower borders and bulb plantings ought to have a lot of water before winter while the roots can still absorb moisture, says Grove. Much of that moisture will stay in the ground and be ready for use in the spring. Try to water the roses just before the freezing weather , sets in. If you water them too early in the fall, they may start to put on new growth during the warm Indian summer EXPECTS FEWER CATTLE IN FEEDLOT THIS YEAR ing demobilization. Last week civilian Archie Muhoney needed a new radio tube; when he went to the electric shop, he was waited upon by civilian Lindsay Henderson. Both are now living at Dcnison. Rats eat between 10 and 20 mjj lion dollars worth of corn, sm grain and other feed in Iowa e; year. You help support these t \ if you haven't started a general •* clean-up campaign. TURKEYS! We will have dressed turkeys for Thanksgiving, and all who want one should leave word or telephone their orders at once. These Turkeys Are Ready For The Oven Postville Locker Service m Telephone No. 288 Milo Gericke, Prop. r. THIS IS REAL SAD. Don im- new At Harlan, Mr. and Mrs. Miller have been waiting patiently to move into a house which has been under construction for them. The same week they planned to move in, the new structure caught fire and burned, being almost a total loss. H Numbers of cattle in midwest feedlots will be less than a year ago, Francis A. Kutish, Iowa State College farm economist, predicts. The two main dampers causing farmers to stop, look and listen are current high feeder cattle prices and the high cost of corn. Largest cuts in cattle feeding will be in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Nebraska. On the other side of the picture, feeding in California is expected to stay well above last year. Available wheat pasture is .limited to a' small area in western Kansas and eastern Colorado. Sharp cuts are expected in the number' of cattle in this area. This will reduce demand for feeder cattle this fall. The large slaughter of calves, steers and heifers in relation to numbers on hand suggests a smaller supply to draw from than last year. Potential supply of Mexican cattle has been lowered by the hoof and mouth quarantine. Late winter will show the full effects of this, says Kutish. REUNION. One night at a battalion movie in France. Sergeant Lindsay Henderson met Staff Sergeant Archie Mahoney. The two became very fast friends but were separated follow- IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM OPENING GAMES OF Jjg, Basketball! IlUtl Postville High School Gymnasium £*Jt> Tuesday, November 25 § Opening Tipoff at 7:30 P. M. JJ FIRST AND SECOND TEAMS ft Lansing vs. Postville I Start the Pirates off to a good season by giving them your support at these games ' ^ Tl m- don » bee] thei F whi can P Par -cati tori B con anu gay A MAN OF THE WORLD • 1 m Yes, and we mean in an important sense, for the eyes of tbe World are upon liim. He is the American farmer. He, alone, among the farmers of the major nations, is able to feed his own countrymen and hungry millions in other lands. Last year he sent 20 million tons of food abroad while maintaining our own diet level — already the best in the world. * This high production efficiency—achieved by the persistent application of new tools and scientific discoveries—must be main> tained in months to come. For food is slil fighting for peace. And so is steel. '-'viV 1 " Steel companies, which already have set nev.' peacetime production records, are spending more than one billion dollars on improve* ments and expansion to meet the needs of reconstruction abroad and our expanding economy at home. Through steel and farm production lies a great source of American strength. And only the strong can hope to keep the peace. AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE 350 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, N. Y.

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