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November 26, 1947

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rialSession Income Tax ms Likely fcal observers who are clos- SGbv, Robert D. Blue now ^that a special session of the fire will be called for Dec. 15 snbouts. teemed assured now that the ir seems to feel he has support in the legislature some kind of a tax reduc- Sasure. _n| form the reduction will Ifjlll is a matter of conjecture, ffifjl becoming more and more HK'that a good many legisla- j||||.not feel a blanket 50 _per- *.f-QVt is the answer to the in- ^Hlljix problem. Idn't be at all surprising if to revise the income tax completely would gain .... ~. the session. " ; ACTION. JP ||1£ Aitken, dismissed Nov. 1 " ^illt state ' conservation commi Vtti superintendent of the' ^^fction, has indicated through |rney that he will carry tpe ^^-Jjie into court. JH* /other two employees wjho mtt ^nscharged at the same time, K,Jt ,Mlbert, who was chief of the infant' section, and Mahlon D. SfWifj ^iiuperintendent of the game rqfUA S&|were scheduled to appear •ItltM |the commission to ask for WMjMeratiorj of their cases. jH'll '^ot know what action Aitken wQllNart in court. It it possible that he will charge if entitled to a hearing and Kkt did not get one. Conserva- I Mm Commission members say that •f'tukf?- what amounted to a hcar- (Bjjseral weeks before the dis- SIIIP TRAIN. .Iowa- contributed more carloads t food to the Friendship train DM My other state through which tjjpwied. according to Columnist Mow Pearson who originated the t^O ^Ind who rode the train thru to jYWnr ii told reporters enroute ' tvqVfh Iowa that in his opinion to Iowa contribution of 22 carloads — f food should be the answer to iKMa^Who think isolationism still — "iVeaiUi this area. jjfjjiimjs what Iowa people have •eaij '-trying to convince some of he^Bastern writers who make tyuifjr-up" trips through the state BttlMg all of a day, in some in r , UnO^f, and then go back to their latlBtt to write how the people of have drawn into a shell. POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1947. Number 24. 'TJISRUPE. ^ _ *"|t name to be added to the |possible candidates for the lean gubernatorial nomina- fthat of W. S. Rupe, Ames a friend of the schools the felt the schools were not 0 tftt a proper treatment from thejtfpossible candidates, he might anotincc his candidacy. CENTAL HOSPITALS. Dr ."Charles C. Graves, newly-ap- •olnted state psychiatrist arrti direc- or 'of " mental health institutions, Utlined the three things needed to reat mentally ill patients properly 1 a recent talk before a Des Ioln .es.-audience. Since this was $ej.ot >?Jiis first appearances in pub- iC Since coming from New Jersey § stake the newly-created post, at; he had' to say is important. s!Thesi}hree things are: 1. Ajjjequate accomodiations and _i 2 Rained personnel. Tl 3 An understanding public. ^Dtt -Graves said one of the most ^MltMtllng things his profession l rkl contend with is that patients Wjjm are not brought to a hos- gtaj&until after their trouble has frith them for from five to 20 Is as serious a situation as jman who has some disease it long expects to have it jvernight at a hospital. |so stressed that sending a [patient back to his old en- |nt, when he is ready to go life again, is as serious a . as sending a typhoid fever back to the place where he lly contacted the disease, ointed out the need for ained men in state instituting that too many times ;men are administrative of- pd the interns are doing the Irist's work. EBMANN. harles Obermann of Cheroot the superintendents of |our mental hospitals, will fa $6,000 job in Iowa to one | as mental health director noma on December 15. IE TAX. | Governor Blue was in Bur- jrecently he put forth a pro|at th$ possible solution of ne tax problem was to pass &le" tax law. not elaborate at the time recently in Des Moines he on his idea for a sliding | tax rates depending on the of surplus in the general ^dicated that if there is a Continued on page 2) School Soloists Attend Clinical Meet Thursday Thanksgiving Recess; Start Serving Lunches;. Other News at Schoor\/| ix first-chair players 'school band attended the band clinic held by the Northeast Iowa Bandmasters' Association at Iowa State Teachers College, Thursday, November 20. Accompanying Mr. Colton were Ronald Gunderson, clarinet; Elaine Everman, oboe; Arlene Schultz, bassoon; Dick Searls, cornet; Clarine Olson, French horn, and -Richard Bollman^ttombone..--- The morning" session was devoted to brass instruments, with solos and ensembles being presented by students of various schools, and Professor William Gower, brass expert at the University of Iowa, conducting a critique on each. In the afternoon session all the woodwind instruments were discussed in a like manner by Professor Himie Voxman, woodwind specialist at the University of Iowa. The entire clinic was open to discussion and comments by the attending bandmasters. The critics also distributed lists which they had recently compiled of recommended contest solos for each instrument. ' In the evening the Iowa State Teachers College 100-piece band, under the direction of Mr. A. O. Noxon, presented a concert of new band numbers for the group. Mr. Noxon is directing the band this year, while Professor Myron D. Russell is on a year's leave of absence for study. General News. School will be out for Thanksgiving vacation from Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 4:00 o'clock to Monday, December 1, at 9:00 o'clock. Some new light fixtures have arrived. They will be installed in one of the grade rooms. Miss Klinkel and Mr. Gosmire attended a County Council meeting Wednesday evening. Six weeks tests were given last week. Report cards will be handed out Tuesday. The cheerleaders sponsored a school party Friday night. The two new cheerleaders were initiated. Start Hot Lunches. The hot lunch program was started Monday. Mrs. Lorence Reinhardt and Mrs. August Miller are the cooks, assisted by several high school students. They are all under the direction of Miss McGoon, Home Economics teacher. An average of 165 high school students have been served daily. Speech Class. Tuesday the speech class gave an assembly which was written by the members of the class. This program was produced as a part of their class work. After the program Rev. Ludwig spoke to the student body. Freshmen English. Mr. Colton's section of the Freshman English class has just completed studying^ "As You Like It," one of the more popular of the 36 plays written by Shakespeare. Before reading the play itself, each member of the class wrote a theme on the life of the great playwright. The class read the play aloud, with most of the female characters being' taken by boys, since there are only two girls in the class of 28. However, this wasn 't too inappropriate, for in Shakespeare's time the female characters were usually acted by men or boys, since women were not allowed to engage in the acting profession. Each student completed a project during the study of the play. Some wrote themes about theaters of Shakespeare 's time, some learned quotations from his works, some drew pictures of scenes or characters in the play, and others made models of Shakespeare 's birthplace in Stratford -on -Avon. Leslie Jahnke's wood model was voted the most authentic. Final exam results showed that Lowell Schroeder and Dayle Szabo remembered the most of what they had learned about the play- and Shakespeare. Kindergarten. Mrs. James Sorenson visited in the Kindergarten room Monday. David Kiesau brought, his little brother, Douglas, to school Tuesday. Mrs. Kiesau visited later in the morning. The children enjoyed a movie of woodland animals on Wednesday. Mrs. Milo Gericke visited the room Thursday. (Continued on page Ave) '- 1 20 Mile Speed Limit At or Near Schools Is the Law in Iowa A speed limit of 20 miles per hour has been established by the Iowa state Law of the Road: (1) When driving past a school house when children are entering or leav ing school or playing at or about the school, (2) When passing through a marked "school crossing." When passing a school sbus that has stopped to load or discharge student passengers the Iowa Law requires every driver of a motor vehicle to come 'to a stop and then to proceed with caution, not in excess of 10 miles per hour. jit is obvious that the purpose of these laws is to protect the lives of Iowa school children. Therefore, they are respected and obeyed by all responsible, right-thinking motorists. Driving at 20 miles per hour gives the motorist more time to see children who are apt to' run into his path. It also gives him a chance to stop his car quickly in an emergency. Since it normally requires more than 40 feet, including reaction distance and braking distance, to stop an automobile traveling at 20 miles per hour, the 20-mile-per-hour speed limit is not an unreasonable one. It should be strictly observed. Fishing and Squirrel Seasons Close Nov. 30 Th 1947 inland fishing season closes at midnight, November 30, on all protected species, after an overall season described as from excellent to fair by conservation officials. The 1947 squirrel season. closes November 30 in all parts of the state. No squirrels may be had in possession after December 10 except under permit. However, this year's possession limit of twelve may be held in storage until June 30 under game storage permits which may be obtained cost-free from the State Conservation Commission, 914 Grand Ave., Des Moines. 3 Nearby Cities Ask For Hospitals; Two By Elections Latest nearby city to enter the race for a new hospital is Elkader where the county board of supervisors have set December 20 as the date for a special election for a county hospital. Clayton county voters are asked to decide upon a $200,000 bond issue for this purpose^ It is also proposed to get additional funds for the project from the federal government. In West Union where pledges to­ talling more than $45,000 have been secured in an earlier drive, a special election will be held December 2 for the purpose of deciding on a $50,000 bond issue for a city hospital. - Here too federal funds will be sought to augment the local funds. A county hospital bond issue was turned down by the Fayette county voters last summer. At Waukon it is hoped to meet the cost of a 32-bed city hospital to be erected next spring by popular subscriptions. Pledges totalling about $75,000 were signed earner this year" and additional funds ^are sought throughout the county. Federal funds will be soughjt to raise the required building futjd. A county hospital bond issue in Allamakee county was turned flown last year. | , East Clermont Choir Will Present Cantata The choir of the East Clermon 1 Lutheran church will present the cantata, "Ruth," by Gaul, at their church on Sunday evening, Nov. 30, at eight o'clock. Director of the production will be Rev. A. O. Nes- sett and the accompanist Miss Verla Gunderson. Everyone is invited to attend this musical treat for which there is no admission charge, but a free-will offering is to be taken. Local Stores to Close For Thanksgiving Day A\l Postville stores and offices will be closed all day Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and the post office will be on a holiday schedule. : Local stores will be open tonight (Wednesday) and each Wednesday night hereafter until the night before Christmas to facilitate holiday shopping by those who find it difficult to visit stores during the daytime hour*. Get High Prices At Farm Auctions A good crowd attended the Lynn Hangartner farm auction north of Luana Monday and personal property offered brought good prices. The high cow sold for $216, while the top heifer was high animal at $225. Feeder pigs sold from $25.75 to a top price of $39. Corn brought $2.50 per bushel, oats $1.32 and hay went at $10 per ton. The Hangartner family will move to Luana. With no livestock other than horses offered, only a small crowd attended the Hardy Jensen sale last Thursday. However, buying was brisk and all machinery offered brought good prices. The tractor sold for $1,450; a team of horses sold for $72, and another horse went at $30. A number of Postville people and farmers of this vicinity attended the A. R. McKernan farm sale north of Decorah last Tuesday. The sale amounted to $17,000, with Holstein cows going up to $345 and young calves averaging $80. Ed Dickman, a former Postville farmer, bought the herd bull. Local Lady's Brother/ Killed in Air Mishap Mrs. James L. Sorenson left Friday for Kansas City from where she flew to Los Angeles, Calif., to attend the funeral of her brother. Captain E. L. Christenson, 33, one of the airmen killed in the crash landing at Wilmington, Delaware,. •flafiUQjfiadax—— ' A native of Harlan, Iowa. Captain Christenson was one of the five occupants of the Trans-World Airline Constellation transport who were killed when the huge planq undershot the airport after a training flight to test instruments preparatory to operation on the airline's international division. Real Estate Changes Noted the Past Week • Ed Grotegut last week bought the Ed Fish residence property in north Postville and will take pos- 5 session January 1. The Groteguts are living on the Charles Luebka place northeast of Postville and are advertising their personal property at private sale in the want ads today. Lloyd Bruce last week sold his 247 acre farm located southwest of Castalia to Edwin Jacobson of West Union who will. take possession March 1. The place is known as the former Wm. Schweinefus farm and has been tenanted by Ralph j ^Mben, formerly of this city. ,-' Wm. Thill Passes At Minneapolis *** —————— jQVjUiam Thill, 70, a former resident of Postville, passed away at a hospital in Minneapolis, Minn., Saturday evening followinsj-an illness of seven years' duraljon. / Mr. Thill had lived in thdi city about 15 years. J. E, Horgan, brother-in- law, accompanied by J. J. Thill, a brother, of Dubuque, went to Minneapolis Sunday to attend the funeral services which were held on Monday morning at eleven o'clock in St. Mary's church in that city. Mr. Thill was born in Postville as the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Thill, pioneer settlers here. He is survived by his brother, John Thill, of Dubuque, and. his sister, Mrs. J. E. Horgan of this city. Iowa Milk Income Sets New Record Iowa farmers are now receiving the highest cash income from milk in the history of the State and 1A47 returns are expected to exceed by a substantial amount the 1946 record-breaking total of $158,062,000, according to the Milk Industry Foundation. The growing importance of the milk industry to the State's economy is further evidenced by the new peak value of $210,364,000 set on Iowa's 1,286,000 milk cows which produced a total of 3,110,000,000 quarts of milk in 1946. Annual milk production per cow averaged 2,419 quarts. Expanded utilization of Iowa milk as fluid milk for drinking and cooking has increased the overall value of the State's milk output as farmers receive their highest price for milk used in this form. Latest annual figures for Iowa show butter production at 207,997,000 pounds, American whole milk cheese at 10,736,000 pounds and ice cream at 15,196,000 gallons. Great Religious Picture To be Shown at Castalia "Beyond Our Own," picture of the month as chosen by many leading magazines and by the "Protestant Motion Picture Council" is to b^ shown at the Castalia Evangelical United Brethren church on Wednesday evening, December 3 at . 8t00 o'clock. Y This picture, the life story of two young .brothers and their choices for life, has received wide acclaim and for the first time, is to be shown this side of Waterloo in northeast Iowa. "Beyond Our Own" was produced in Hollywood for the Protestant Film Commission by the Apex Film Corporation. It is a regular feature length movie, and is to be shared by all denominations: as all denominations shared in the production of it. Christmas Seal Sale Gets Underway Here Mrs. Fred J. Miller, chairman of ithe Christmas Seal sale drive for postville and Post township, mailed but 427 letters to the people of this C ommunity which contained the Christmas seals, Saturday. I Mrs. Miller reported Tuesday that close to one hundred people have remitted for the seals and asks us to urge everyone to send cash or checks to her as soon as ^possible so the work here might be completed before the holiday season. Two Great Pictures Coming to The Iris This Week-End Pay County's Aged *37.I5 This Month Allamakee county's 297 persons on the old age assistance rolls were paid $11,033.70 during November, or an average of $37.15, according to the monthly statistical report issued this week. Clayton county had 370 aged getting $38.73 each for a total of $14,331.70; in Fayette county 549 aged received checks averaging $40.49 for a total of $22,230.70; and in Winneshiek county 341 checks were received amounting to $13,412.80, for an average per person of $39.33. For the state as a whole checks averaging $41.08 went to 48,444 aged persons in November, and the total distributed was $1,990,346.60. For the first time in several years it has become possible to secure one of the screen's most beautiful technicolor musical films, "Fiesta," for a holiday showing. The large theaters have seemingly been able to secure all the big ones for their Thanksgiving dates and the small towns have had to take what is left. But this is one time that the Iris got a break, for "Fiesta," filmed in a new and most brilliant type of technicolor, is really "something." Featured in the cast is Esther Williams and her stunning new bathing suit and her under-water swimming scenes are stunning too. Music and dancing that are live and vivid; plus a fine story, must be the reason that the film was such a tremendous success in Iowa City recently. Our scouts tell us that the theater there was packed within and lines on the outside. "Fiesta" comes to the Iris this wekend, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The comedy musical film, "Vane- ty Girl," comes to the Iris Sunday and Monday, November 30 and December 1. In the cast of this one you'll find everbody you like in pictures. Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper, Dorothy Lamour, Billy DeWolfe, in a comedy skit featuring his Mrs. Murgatroyd will leave you limp with laughter. There is Spike Jones and His City Slickers. Olga St. Juan who sings and dances. Newcomer Mary Natcher and almost everybody on the Paramount lot. There is a fine story running through "Variety Girl" just as there is in "Fiesta." These two films represent the best in their respective types. "Fiesta" is filmed in technicolor and is really an out and out spectacle with music and romance. "Variety Girl" is an out and out comedy with music. Both are more than worth your admission.—The Iris Theater Management. P. S.—We wish to express our thanks for the fine patronage received on "Welcome Stranger." We also hope to merit more of the same when "Fiesta" and "Variety Girl" play here. Like "Welcome Stranger" these two do not come with cigar store coupons. Local Singers To Join Schools n Yule Program Miss Boardman Calls For Public Rehearsal; Program to be Dec. 14 The annual Christmas program, to be presented by the grade school and high school Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Louis Heins To Have Auction Friday, January 2d Mrs. Louis Heins, who resides one and a half miles northwest of Postville, this week announced a closing out auction sale at her place on Friday, January 2, starting at 10:30 a. m. Eaton Waters is to be the auctioneer; the Postville State Bank is the clerk, and the Postville Herald Farm Sale Service will care for the advertising. Mrs. Heins will offer for sale 19 head of Shorthorn cattle; four head of horses; 925 bushels of old and new Boone oats; 500 bushels old and new corn; 25 tons of hay; a full line of farm machinery, including a threshing machine, two tractors and other power equipment; household furniture, etc. A full description of the items to be sold will appear in an advertisement in the Herald before the sale. Iowa Pupils Will Get Basic Skills Tests Approximately 76,500 Iowa pupils, including 6,500 rural school pupils in 20 counties, will be given tests in basic skills in January, according to Prof. E. F. Lindquist of the college of education at the State University of Iowa. The program will test children from the third through ninth grades to enable N teachers and school officials to become more reliably acquainted with the capabilities of each pupil. Reading, methods of study, correct writing and arithmetic will be measured. Kiwanis Club to Hear Rev. Wayne Hargrave Rev. Wayne Hargrave, pastor of the. Evangelical United Brethren churches at Postville, Castalia and Forest Mills, will be the speaker at the Postville Kiwanis Club meeting tonight. The group will have dinner served to them in the basement of Memorial Hall at 6:30 o'clock by Mrs, Arno Schutte and her assistants before the Rev. Mr. Hargrave presents his talk. Today's best buy in Postville— A Herald Want Ad. Miss Boardman December 14, will once again feature the Community Chorus. They will sing, as they did last year, the "Hallelujiah Chorus" from "The Messiah." This year another chorus. "Glory to God," will be added to the group's repertoire. Soloist with the chorus will be Mrs. Jeanne Crawford, renowned former opera star from Algiers, singing "Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion." also from the famous Handel Oratorio. The program this year will be built around the theme. "He Is Remembered." Peggy Spencer will be the narrator, telling again the story of the first Christmas night, and of Christmas throughout the years. The grade music classes, the high school vocal groups and the Community Chorus, directed by Miss •Eunice Boardman. will join in providing a musical setting for the colorful story, choosing their carols from the vast store of little known Christmas music from many lands. The first rehearsal of the Community Chorus will be December 1, at 8:00 p. m., in the high school auditorium. Anyone interested in singing with the chorus is urged to attend this rehearsal. Thanksgiving- Dinners Were Good in Early Iowa Back in 1870 Iowa pioneers knew little of food rationing, of meatless Tuesdays and poultryless-eggless Thursdays. In 1870 the frontier line still lingered in northwestern Iowa—and buffalo steaks, saddle of venison, and broiled quail were as commonplace on Thanksgiving Day in many Iowa communities as were roast beef, chicken, or turkey with all the fixins. Illustrative of those lush days is the following Savery House menu in Des Moines. Soup—Oyster. Fish — Mackinaw Trout, herb sauce. Boiled — Tongue; Ham; Leg of Mutton; Corn Beef: Turkey with oyster sauce: Chicken, with Marri- naise sauce. Roast—Prairie chicken, with currant jelly; Turkey with giblet sauce; Veal, with dressing; Ribs of Beef; Sirloin of Beef; Mutton; Lamb; Saddle of Venison, with cranberry jelly; Sirloin of Buffalo; Goose, with apple sauce; Mallard Duck a la Creole. Cold — Corned Beef; Tongue; Mutton; Chicken Salad; Lobster Salad. Entree—Broiled Quail, with toast; Buffalo Steak, a la Maitre d'Hotel; Braized Teal Duck, with olives; Wild Goose, a la Regent; Pork and Beans, baked Boston style; Fillets of Chicken, a l'Anglaise; Belle Fritters, vanilla flavor; Haricot of Venison. Vegetables of the season. Relishes—Pickled Beets; Worcestershire Sauce, Pepper Sauce, Chow Chow, French Mustard, Sliced Tomatoes, Tomato Catsup, : Boston Pickles. Cheese, Walnut Catsup. Pastry — Mince Pie; Old Style Yankee Pumpkin Pie; Steamed Apple Pudding; Lemon Sauce. Dessert — Pound Cake; Sponge Cake; Swedish Pound Cake; French Cream Cake; Jelly Cake; Jumbles; Rum Jelly; Doughnuts; German Meranges; Blancmange; Kisses; Filberts; English Walnuts; Almonds; Raisins; Apples. a Tea and coffee; wines.

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