Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on November 26, 1947 · Page 2
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 26, 1947
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA ICAPITOL INEWS 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 11 special session'of the legislature he may ask that such n bill be introduced. His plan calls for a full 100 percent rate if the state surplus is $25,000,000 or less: 75 percent if it reaches 530,000.000; 60 percent if it climbs to S35.000.000 and 50 percent if it goes beyond S-10.000.000. Under his plan the state executive council would exercise the authority of determining the amount of the surplus which would set the rate of the income tax. A temporary measure which would have left the power of collecting the tax for 1948 on a 100 percent or 50 percent basis in the hands of the executive council was passed over by the 1947 ^legislature on grounds that such an act would be illegal in that it would give the council legislative powers. How the legislature would react to this proposal which would have the council determining the amount of the surplus, rather than the rate of the tax, will not be known until and unless it is introduced. GRAPEVIXE. Grapevine reports at the statehouse have it that the newly-created personnel office isn't too pleased with the way Dr. Graves, the state psychiatrist, is going about it to employ help at the state institutions. The story goes that he doesn't care what political party the applicant belongs to. All he wants to know is whether the applicant is qualified to do the work needed. Iowa Trotter, Axtel, Was World Champion The Comfortable Cow Will Fill The Milk Pail REP. AVERY. If Rep. A. H. Avery of Spencer, a legislative veteran of several sessions, had his way there would be no special session. He recently made a proposal to Governor Blue that the chief executive forget about calling one. His reason: The $85,000,000 bonus bond issue proposal will be favored Vjy Ioi%ans who go to the polls in ^November next year. This means, Hep. Avery pointed out. that unless other ways are found to finance it. a property tax will be levied on all taxable property in Iowa for a 20 year period. It would be far better, he proposed to the governor, to collect the 1948 income tax on the 100 percent rate and to let the treasury surplus •pile up so that all over $25,000,000 in the surplus would be used annually to pay off the bonus bonds. "In that way." said Rep. Avery, "the bonds would probably all be retired before the next depression, and that without any additional tax on property. •'If this is done, the bonus will be paid largely by those who stayed at home and made a lot of money while the boys were fighting our battles in the four corners of the world. "If this is not done, and a property tax is levied for 20 years, the G. L's will pay the big end of the bonus bonds during the last 10 years, for they will be the property owners then." Winter is just around the corner and it is time to get the dairy barn ready for cold weather, says Don Voelker, assistant extension dairyman at Iowa State College. Comfortable and healthy cows give mere milk, the former Postville man says. Locate and eliminate draft sources. Replace broken windows ] with new glass. Stuffing the open window full of straw or sacks is not satisfactory. Make the door frames fast and repair the doors so that they will close tightly. Check for free air flow if the barn is equipped with natural draft ventilators. Sometimes bird nests and other obstacles block the flow of air. Covering cracks in the walls, repairing doors and replacing broken windows will help insure adequate ventilation. Voelker recommends using a motor-driven fan if a new ventilating system is being installed. It will give economical ventilation. Expensive flues are not needed, and about the only cost is for the power to run the fan. The use of hay chutes and open windows or doors is not satisfactory. They result in drafts and uneven temperatures in the barn. Insulating the walls will make the barn warmer and help maintain even temperatures. Changes in temperature cause moisture to condense along the walls. This in turn will rot the boards. Constructing a double-thickness wall of covering the inside surface of a single wall with tar paper will give adequate insulation, Voelker says. Another thing that can be best done before cold weather is to check the door approaches. Fill up rmidholes outside the barn door. If there are high door sills, build a step for the cows. Poor door approaches increase the danger of mastitis from injury to udders and teats. Voelker says. FRUIT? Walter C. Johnson of Hamburg has displayed in the window of the Reporter office some fruit that no one has identified. Sometime ago, Mr. Johnson planted a pear' tree but it was destroyed by rabbits. Sprouts later came up from below the graft with a nicely rounded iruil. brown in color with the same texture as. a pear. At one time Walter had a tree on his place that bore pears and quince. The Hambletonian has been run, the county fail's are mostly over, but trotters and pacers are still vying for honors on some of the largest race tracks in the country. It was only a few days ago that Onolee Hanover broke the world record for trotting mares on a half- mile track in 2:01-3/5. Upon reading this many silvery- haired Iowans will recall with nostalgia the story of the "Williams Boom" when Independence, Iowa, was hailed as the "Lexington of the North" and Rush Park's famous kite track was recognized as the "Fastest Track on Earth." And it was a world champion trotter— mighty Axtell—who made this possible and brought fame and fortune to his owner, to Independence, and to Iowa. Axtell was foaled on March 31, 1886. the son of Lou and William Li„ | both superior horses, and the latter a son of George Wilkes, who was one of the best producing sons of Rysdyk's Hambletonian, the founder of the trotting horse family of America. Axtell was not hitched to a sulky until May 26; 1888. Thereafter his racing record fairly electrified the world, ending on October 11, 1888, at Terra Haute, Indiana, when he trotted the mile in 2:12 as a three-year-old, a new World trotting record for stallions of any age. The evening after the Terre Haute race Axtell's owner, Charles W. Williams, sold the famous trotter for $105,000, the highest price ever paid for a trotting horse. With this money Williams returned to Independence and built the Gedney hotel and opera (which recently burned), an electric street car line, and Rush Park with its famous kite track. Axtell's popularity did not wane after his sale. "Pictures of Axtell meet one everywhere," declared an astonished visitor at Independence in the spring of 1890. "They have an Axtell bank, Axtell laundries, Axtell cigars, Axtell shirts and underwear, and Axtell soup at the hotels." Iowans may read the story of Axtell and those lush romantic times in Independence, in a series of four articles by Dr. William J. Petersen in the September, 1932, issue of "The Palimpsest," the monthly publication of the State Historical Society of Iowa. DID YOU KNOW JOHN BALL? Workmen excavating to make way for a cellar stairway at the former E. P. Day residence in Grinnell found an ancient tombstone. The stone is of the old style with straight shaft and rounded top. Written on the stone was, "John Ball, died May 24, 1885. Aged 74 years, 2 months. 13 days." Up to the present time, no one in Grinnell has reported knowing, anything about John Ball, nor how nor why the tombstone was found beside the Eddie Day home. The Idea! 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While in the fields the shocks of corn stood up so stout and bold, With pumpkins strewn between them, shining apples all of gold. Then far across the stubble fields the glad bell sent its sound, As up to church the farmers thronged from all"the country round; And full and strong the hymns of praise rose up to God Most High For the bounty of the harvest, for the wheat and corn and rye, For the peace which He had given and the blessings that it brings, And that their only monarch was the mighty King of kings. The scholar from his study and the merchant from his store, The woodman on the mountain and the fisher on the shore, The statesman from his thinking and the children from their play, Look up to the All-giver on glad Thanksgiving Day. O peerless land thy glory lies not in thy fields of corn, Nor in thy brightly radiant leaves by autumn winds upborne, Not in the marble palaces wherein thy rich men dwell, Nor in thy poets' measures, though harmoniously they swell, Not in thine armies or thy ships, though mighty they may be; But in the Lord of Hosts alone, who guards thy liberty. Abernethy Clothiers Allamakee Hatchery W. H. Behrens Company Cook's Shell Service Casten Bros. Oil Company Citizens State Bank J. P. Ellis Emil's Place Electric Motor Shop Geo. C. Eder Western Auto Store Earl Abernethy Recreation Falb Motor Company Farmers Store Groth Packing Company J. L. Gregg & Sons Lumber Co. L. Hofer, Trucking and Feeds Huebner's Hoth Brothers Hardware Home Oil Company J. T. Humphrey Hartwig's Service Station Harold's Cash Grocery Hecker Brothers Louis L. Hill Glenn Jarmes Grocery L. O. Koevenig Lyle's Conoco Station Lovering and Company —James Carter. C. F. Meier & Company Nyberg's Farm & Home Supply Northern Iowa Nursery Olson Implement Company Postville Lumber Company Postville Feed Mill Postville Locker Service Postville Bakery Earl Peake's, Old Style Tavern Postville Meat Market Postville State Bank Postville Herald Phillips "66" Station The Palm Rima Cafe Ricker's Super Service Ruckdaschel Motors R. E. A. Office H. V. Steele, Insurance Schroeder's Grocery Gilbert Schroeder Produce Louis Schutte & Sons Boyd Turner, Insurance Thoma Cafe Fred J. Thoma Grocery Glen Tindell V. & J. Cafe Webster, Insu Thun The get 7 fore Sons crush* count n» new and 1 for a Winn yrhen ~ Th Assoc Mrs. Mrs dent, and J Ow herd social Clark Bros. }m It' Chrti storei diss PH*? wo no Jo ~J >»(Bi! main Wi nous ,Johii his t pA >angL Fenov |ing< | Mi Hhe ] a se fC $j ranee

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