Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 10, 1947 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 10, 1947
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Marginal W$ Notes. \ Btj Bill A swimming pool for Postville is a step nearer realization this week with the action taken by the Town Council at their meeting Inst Friday night. They are calling for an expression at the polls December 30 whether the people favor such a pool here or not Indications point to approval of a bond issue that will see a swimming pool built here next year, because various civic ^groups representing our citizenry are behind the movement. They feel a pool will be a progressive step for the town and community. In years past our children and many of the grownups too, who enjoy the pleasures of swimming have gone to distant cities where pools are installed. Those who are supporting a pool for Postville believe such an installation here will be a decided advantage and valuable as a community project. And anything that benefits our youngsters, benefits all of us. so every progressive person should be for this proposal. * • * • * If people elsewhere are as generous in sending packages of clothing and food to Europe as are those in this community, the mails must be about as heavy overseas as they were when packets went to our boys while they were serving there during the war. Hardly a day passes but what we are asked to translate letters from Germany in which recipients of packages from here express their gratefulness for the things sent them. The plight of many is understandable. Perhaps our goodness toward these people will bear fruit far more beneficial to future peace than all the drawn-out so-called "diplomacy" we read and hear so much about these days. The spirit of giving—Christmas—in that way is made an actuality in our ever-day thinking and doing. .****« "• We have no idea how it affects you, but along about this time of the year we get all hepped up about the approach of Christmas. You see, we are still oldfashioned enough to believe in Santa Claus. And it doesn't ease our anticipation of his coming, to visit the stores around town, where folks are shopping for loved ones, big and little, tall and short, fat or lean. You can by studying them observe the gleam in their eyes as they imagine the happiness or surprise their gift purchase will convey to the recipient .... Then there's all the colorful decorations to brighten interiors of stores that heightens our imagination of the approaching yuletide. Folks seem friendlier and more charitable one toward another at this season of the year, as we near the birthday of the Prince of Peace. Storekeepers display far more patience in waiting on customers who take considerable time in the selecting of gift items. It's the Christmas spirit: it pervades most parts of the world, right on down to our own community—and that's what makes this the glad season of the year. ^ * * m e « And speaking of Christmas shopping, have you done yours? Neither have we. Try as we will, that's the toughest of all jobs for us. Each year we vow we're going to get it out of the way irr September or October. But. as usual, we let it drag along until December 24th and then slink sheepishly into a few stores and apologize to the clerks about being late and would they please suggest something suit­ able for those on our shopping list. We have long since worn out the excuses about having been too busy with our own holiday work to give any thought to Christmas gift buying, and it's rather humiliating to get the same grin and nod from the clerk or storekeeper who isn't a bit convinced by our arguments. Then, when the shopping is done, boy, ain't it a grand and glorious feelin'? Each year we preach in our columns to "do your Christmas shopping early," and look what we're confessing to now. It's like the quotation we read in something or other last night, "Remember, when you point your finger accusingly at someone else, you've got three fingers and your thumb pointing at yourself.' » * • * * Paul Schutte who is in Cincinnati, Ohio, attending a morticians' college so he can join his father and brother here in their long established business after he graduates, writes us a newsy letter of his work. Seems Paul is kept busy much of the time carrying "what compares to 28 college hours a week, with four major science courses and seven other correlated subjects.'' But he seems to love it, especially the lectures by the "profs." Paul says he won't wish us a merry Christmas now, "but the frau and I will drop in and deliver our message personally about December 22nd." That'll bring them home in time to see Santa Claus who is scheduled to arrive in Postville December 24. Mrs. Ervin Hull of Allenton, Mich., writes us her annual letter and says, "Enclosed is the money order that should keep the home town paper coming to us for another year. We have had a grand fall, but now we have four inches of snow and it was '12 above zero yesterday. _ I hope we don't have as much snow as we had last winter. The crops here this year were only fair. Very few people had oats in. but ours went 50 bushels to the acre. Corn was planted late, so not all of it ripened. Ten acres of ours was pretty good. We plan to go to Coral, Mich., the coming weekend to visit the Leland An drews. She is the former Nora Cole of Postville, you'll remember. If we don't have too much snow to make the roads bad, we are coming home for Christmas. It's been seven years since we were there last and we no doubt will notice many changes in the old home town." ***** Buy yourself a Christmas pres- sent—for Christmas, 1957. A $75 United States Savings Bond will be *vorth $100 then, and may buy a lot more things than $75 will buy today. DRIVERS, CHAUFFEURS TESTED HERE DEC. 16 A state drivers' license division representative will be at Memorial Hall in Postville next Tuesday. Dec. 16, for the purpose of giving drivers' and chauffeurs' tests, according to Marshal Don Martindale. Renewals for the chauffeurs' licenses must be made this month, so here is an opportunity to visit an examiner in Postville and save a longer drive to county seat towns. COYOTES. While hunting pheasants near Tennant, in Shelby county, Jack Kockett and Lawrence Koltermenn flushed a couple of coyotes and killed both of them. The coyotes have been killing sheep in that vicinity recently. At least two of them will kill no more. SCHOOL NEWS. (Continued from page 1) Athletics. The athletic fund profited $429.85 from the recent magazine campaign. This money will be used to purchase new football and basketball suits. Basketball Round Robin. The boys of the P. T. classes are having a basketball round robin tournament. The games are played at the noon hour. Team No. 1 is Ken Schroeder's "Wildcats;" his boys are Ed. Winter, M. Landsgard, Bill Ohloff, Don Enyart, LeRoy Duwe and Keith Reinhardt. Team No. 2 is Bernard Livingood's "Rats;" his boys are Ed. Boese, Hillery Heins. Billy Waters, Roland Folsom, Leslie Jahanke, Paul Benjegerdes and Leonard Ricker. Team No. 3 is Eddie Waters' "Waterboys;" his boys are Tennis Mork, Leon Casten. Howard White, Duane Brandt, Harold Glock, M. Johnning- meier. Team No. 4 is Don Elvers' "Hot Shots;" his boys are Cletus Reincke, Richard Bollman, Kalton Eberling, Bob Henning, Gene Dreier and Donald Gilster. Team No. 5 is Cloy Meyer's "Pirates;" his boys are Lenard Tietz, John Svendsen, Art Fish, Ronald Fox and Jerry Anderson. Team No. 6 is Ed. Green's "Green Devils;" ^his boys are Keith Kerr, Gus Thoma, Lloyd Bigler, Lyle Schultz, Milton kurth and Don Heckman. Team No. 7 is Willie Schultz's "Toilers;" his boys are Eugene Halverson, Bob Roffman, Ronald Gunderson, Keith Evert, Jerry Finnegan and Lyle Willman. Team No. 8 is Lloyd Schutte's "Sure Shooters;" his boys are Eldred Winter, Arvid Anderson, Wayne McrJally, Ivan Heckman, John Dresser, Frederick Reincke. The games started on Wednesday, Team No. 1 lost to team No. 8. On Thursday team No. 7 to No. 2, and on Friday team No. 6 lost to No. 3. Each team will get a change to play every other team before the tournament is over, this means that there will be 28 games played before it is over. . Kindergarten. Janice Oldag and Mary Martins brought birthday treats on Wednesday. Mrs. Palmer Halverson visited our room Thursday. Third Grade. The third grade class has found that the new lights in the room are making studying much more pleasant. An electric clock was also placed in third grade during the weekend. In order to study all subtraction and addition combinations thoroughly before Christmas, the class is having a contest. Two captains, Anna Louise Schupbach and Gary Cook, were voted upon by the other pupils. Anna Louise's team is named "Santa Claus' Reindeer" and Gary's is "Santa Claus." So far the "Reindeer" have earned the most decorations for their paper Christmas tree by winning points in daily work. Both teams are studying hard to win the main prize which will be given at the end of the contest, just before Christmas. Fifth Grade. Instead of having a regular spelling class during Thanksgiving week, the fifth graders had three spell-downs. Dally Kennett won one of them, and Leonard Althouse came out the winner of the other two. Leonard Althouse treated the class to candy bars on his birthday Tuesday. Capitol News Letter | (Continued from page 1) must be confirmed by the senate. ; .However, there is a question whether the confirmation must come at the next regular session or whether it musj, under the circumstances, be submitted to the special session. If it must be submitted to the special session, that means the name of Lee Watts, highway commissioner from Corning, also must be submitted. For Watts was named after the legislature adjourned but only after the senate had refused to confirm his appointment during the regular session. However, there is one school that holds the governor need not sub mit appointments to special sessions in which case he could ride through this one without the scolding that some of the senators have promised to give him for his action in naming Watts after confirmation had been denied. conduct mine wh sons sho standpoit capacity headway Skidding is a big cause of winter car accidents. To help prevent it be sure your brakes are kept equal ized and in working condition. Automobile Drivers- The Highway Patrol has orders to pick up the driver's licenses of some 80 auto drivers. These are persons who have had accidents causing $50.00 or more damage . and have failed to show financial responsibility as required by the new financial and responsibility law which went into effect October 1, 1947. THIS NEW LAW HAS TEETH IN IT! Can you afford to run the chance of losing your driver's license and also face a possible heavy financial loss because you have no automobile insurance? ALLIED MUTUAL PAYS Turner Insurance Agency "Complete Insurance Service" . Telephone No. 170-J Postville, Iowa NEW DEPUTY. W. H. Sherin, Mason City, has been named as first deputy of the state insurance commission by Ster ling Alexander, commissioner. Sherin has been in the depart ment since early in 1941 as an actuary in the life insurance division. He succeeds Ralph Knudsen who resigned July.,1 to accept a position with a Des Moines insurance firm. The position had been vacant until Sherin's appointment. Secretary of State, Rollo H. Bergeson's volunteer committee to PEANUT BRITTLE ... Made fresh each day in Postville from No. 1 peanuts and flavored with pure creamery butter, at only 40c per pound It must be good, because we're sold out before the demand is met daily, but we'd rather disappoint a few than have it more than a day old. . . Try it. ' FRUIT CAKES A real treat for the holiday season, at 60c per pound Made right here in our bakery. You'll like it too. POSTVILLE BAKERY Phone 214-J TODAY'S PRICE FOR TOP GRADE Get the Eggs into a Cool Place- Keep them Clean and Sell them Often. GET OUR PRICES — The Top Quotation Before You Sell Your Poultry SELL US YOUR EGGS ON GRADE FOR MOST PROFIT! MEYER'S J Four-County Hatchery Telephone No. 234 Postville, Iowa

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