Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on November 19, 1947 · Page 8
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November 19, 1947

Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

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WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 1», 19fl | PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD. POSTVILLE. IOWA We met Mayor Mort Deering on the street Monday and he seemed to be "all hot and bothered" even though the temperature was a chilly 29 at the moment. When we inquired of him what perturbed him, he told us he had scoured the town for a likely site for an ice skating pond for the kids of the community. When the REA purchased the lots where the ice pond was formerly located, it started a search for likely spot to install a rink, but up to Monday none had been selected. A committee is working on the project and by the time the weather is cold enough to "make ice" the kids should have a place to skate. ***** Much has been printed and spok en about juvenile delinquency, and the tendency is to blame "the times" and the aftermath of war for lawlessness among the youth of the country- Youth centers have been established, but that hasn't eased the situation. To our way of looking at it. these centers may only tend tc assemble youngsters for periods of idleness when they could be doing something more worthwhile. In some instances it has been proven that parents welcome the opportunity to "wish their kids off" to the care of others to avoid responsibility when it would be far better to have them occupied in some worthwhile homework. As one writer puts it, "Our problem today is not so much juvenile delinquency as it is parental negligence." Maybe he's right. ***** Speaking of keeping the youth occupied, the principal of the Independence high school revealed through the press that students in that city are far below average in their grades as compared to others in the state as shown by a series of tests of educational development conducted this fall. His school isn't alone in that. And this may be a bit shocking to some Postville parents, but school officials here have said that Postville students have been graded down near the bottom in the state scholastic standing. It wasn't more than ten years ago that local students ranked near the top in Iowa. There should be a solution to such a drop—or is this also a "sign of the times?" Parents and teachers should be able to derive at a remedy. SCHOOL NEWS. (Continued from page 1) Kindergarten. Richard Kennet treated us with candy bars on his fifth birthday Tuesday. Mrs. John Madsen and daughter, Mary Belle, visited us Thursday afternoon. First Grade. Wednesday we were very happy to have Mrs. Jarmes visit us. Jon Jarmes is in the first grade. This week we went to the Armistice day program and to the junior class play. We enjoyed both very much. One of our reading classes have finished the pre-primers this week. They are very anxious to begin on their primer next week. Second Grade. We have been studying about the different forms and the uses of water in science class. Bonnie Sander. Allen Wahls, Susan Braun, Callie Rose Brainard, Karan Evans, Gloria Winter, Dorothy Meyer. Philip Peterson, Donna Luebka and Julienne Hangartner have all read stories to the class in the past two weeks. In numbers class we are beginning to tell time. Fifth Grade. The room is beginning to have the . spirit of Thanksgiving. The back bulletin board has a border of black turkeys on a gray background. The front board has a border of a fall field scene—with corn shocks, pumpkins and turkeys. Each student has also made a horn of pleaty from colored construction paper. A new unit has been begun in history. The students are reading about old fashioned means' of transportation. Later they will read about the improvements in land, air and water transportation. LekjTo Write By Bob Klauer. Opinions expressed in this column are those of the writer and do not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper. Says Some Fire Arms Must Now be Registered Our premature winter weather that brought with it about eight inches cf snow over the weekend brought with it the age-old problem of snow removal. Time was when traffic was slowed up by the drifts along the business streets and parking was a real problem unless business houses hired trucks and shovelers to remove the snow. The Town Council at its meeting last week did something that should remedy the troublesome situation. They have ordered a machine, similar to the one imported last winter when Postville was snowbound for several days, and which made short work of scooping up the white stuff, loading it onto trucks znd having it carted away. The machine purchased should be here in time for use this winter. It is equipped with a huge scoop shovel that can be used for removal of dirt as well as foi snow—and so Postville continues to be a progressive town in that respect too. B. F. Wilson, Investigator in Charge of the Alcohol Tax Unit, U. S. Treasury Department of Des Moines, has asked the Conservation Commission to help publicize the fact that certain firearms must be registered with his department. Under the National Firearms Act the following firearms must be registered: (1) All machine guns or machine gun pistols, that is, any weapon capable of firing more than one shot with a single pull of the trigger. (2) Rifles or shotguns, with a barrel less than 18 inches in length, except rifles of .22 caliber or smaller, if the barrel is 16 inches or more in length. (3) Pistol type weapons that are equipped with a shoulder stock attachment. (4) A silencer or muffler for any firearm. Standard rifles, shotguns, or pistols do not require federal registration. Blanks for registration applications may be secured by writing Mr. B. F. Wilson, 202 Home Federal Building, Des Moines, la. Special Session Opens. Congress has opened its special session which was called by President Truman recently for the purpose of considering anti-inflation legislation and emergency aid for Europe. Other matters are also likely to come up during the session although it is generally understood that there will be no further tax reducing measure introduced until the second session of the 80th Congress, which convenes immedi ately after January 1st. Every indication points to a hot fight on the amount of money the United States should spend for European aid under the Marshall plan. Secretary of State Marshall recently told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that $2,657,000,000 would be needed between now and June 1948 for world, aid. Senator Robert. A. Taft of Ohio, Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, has declared this amount is too high and stated he would carry his opposition into the Republican party councils to cut the estimates both for long term and short term foreign aid. In this he will no doubt receive the support of many of the Republicans as well as some Democrats. What the Congress will do on the high cost of living remains to be seen, and will depend too, on Mr. Truman and the New Dealers. As long as government costs go up the cost of living will do likewise and this no one knows better than President Truman. Yet he and his administration have done absolutely nothing to reduce these governmental expenditures. In fact the president and the New Deal Administration have fought the Republicans every inch of the way whenever any attempt was made to cut government costs. What Mr. Truman and his cohorts actually are doing is continuing the high cost of living, but they'll make every effort to blame it all on the Republicans. But in this we are sure the people will not be fooled. Truman, when he vetoed the federal income tax reducing bills some months ago, really stepped hard upon the toes of the aged, those, men and women 65 years of age and over. Congressman Paul Cunningham of the Fifth Iown District, in a talk recently, called attention to a provision in the tax reduction bill of which few persons were aware of. This section of the bill provided that exemptions for all persons 65 years of age or over be doubled from what they are now. For instance it would have increased the exemption of an unmarried per son from $500 to $1,000, and that of a married person from $1,000 to $2,000. But Mr. Truman, through his vetoes, and which were sustained by the votes of his New Dealers in Congress, not only denied all of us a saving, but robbed the old folks as welh For 1018. Suggested Slogan Let's get the reds out of the government and the government out of the rea. FALL-PLOW GARDEN FOR EARLY SPRING PLANTING Aged Suffer Through Veto. One of the things which perhaps few people realize is that President Boosting The Crown Prince. Iowa Democratic Party Leaders are said to have given their support to a movement for the nomination of James Roosevelt, the late president's eldest son, as President Truman's running mate in 1948. They figure that the name of Roosevelt will be a vote puller. But whether Jimmy, who has had more or less of a hectic career, is qualified or competent to be the Vice President, or in the event anything should happen to Mr. Truman, the President of the United States, doesn't concern this group of New Dealers. They will stoop to anything to get votes and the welfare of their country always comes last. Boosting Jimmy Roosevelt for the Vice Presidential nomination is just another phase of the desperate last-ditch stand which this old tired and stale administration is making to remain in power. Carroll Reece, Chairman of the National Republican Committee, recently called at tention to this effort which the New Dealers are making to keep the federal government and the federal treasury in their control The Democratic high command in Iowa should hide its face in shame if it is lending its support to any kind of a movement which might place young Roosevelt in line for succession to the presidency. This country has never been in the mess in which it is today. Never have conditions been as bad as they are after 15 years of New Deal control. There is only one thing that could make things any worse if that is possible, and that would be the election in 1948 of a New Deal ticket headed by Harry S Truman and Jimmy Roosevelt. Recent figures show that Americans are drinking less milk than they did a year ago. With more milk available for butter and cheese manufacture, the output of these two dairy products has shown an increase over 1946. "What is meant by college bred," pop was asked by his little son. "College bread, my boy, is a four year loaf made from the flavor of youth and the old man's dough." FOR SALE Combination Grocery, Hardware, Appliance Store doing good business; 10 mi. from Monona. Brick Business Building with living quarters; good rental. Tavern and Building. Hardware and Building. Restaurant and Building; all complete, and a money maker. J. H. CUNNINGHAM REAL ESTATE BROKER 309 North Minnesota St. Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin * * * « The pessimist is a man who looks at the world through morose colored glasses.. 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Not only will fall plowing get our garden ready for early spring planting, it also fits in with plans for the 1948 Freedom Gardens campaign, which calls for 20 million gardens next year. After plowing, leave (he ground ough over winter, to hold snow and moisture. Placing snow fence on the north and west sides "of the garden will put snow where it does the most good. Rough, plowed ground also tends to warm up faster in the spring, so that cool weather crops can go in earlier. Heavy clay soils are especially improved by fall plowing and applications of manure, Grove says. MR. FARMER FULLY AUTOMATIC-S.t it and forget it—the h«at you want at oil tlm«s. POSITIVE HEAT SELECTOR - Chow th. Moct htat you want. THERMOSTAT CONTROLLED - Maintains prc -»l*ctad hoot constantly. 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