Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 31, 1947 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 31, 1947
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA This getting the paper out a few days ahead of schedule two weeks in succession has been no easy task. It leaves us bewildered and confused as to what day of the week we're working on. Holidays in the middle of the work-week don't lessen the confusion one mite. With the start of the new year, however, we'll be back in the old routine of Wednesday press days—and we'll welcome that course, without the detours. * » * * Couldn't help but notice the contrasting prices paid for hogs fifty years ago and today. Two items in today's Herald bring this point out more clearly than quoting the figures of the market experts. In our "50 years ago'' items on page 3 is the story of the late Wm. Heins marketing 42 head of hogs that weighed 13,450 lbs. and for which S870 was received, figured on the going price at that time of $2.25 to S3.50 per cwt. Then we take a look at the item on page one of Pape & Paulsen who Saturday received $26 per cwt. for their hogs and a little figurin' shows us that seven head brought them S83S, or about 25^. more than 42 head brought 50 years ago, Mr. Heins had in his lot a hog that tipped the scales at an even 1,000 lbs., tor which he received (if we take the average price of that time) about $28.70. The men selling their hogs last Saturday had one porker which weighed a little more than half as much, 585 lbs., for which they received $152.10. Mr. Paulsen told us, '•The price is too high; we're getting too much for our hogs. But feed is high too. with corn at 2'.4 dollars per bushel," ***** The men over at the REA office asked us to print a warning to youngsters about playing around the piles of transmission line poles they unload up along the railroad right-of-way. A boy in southern Iowa was killed last week while playing on a pile of poles, when the poles rolled onto him. Besides this danger, the men say, the poles are treated with a preserative that is poisonous and should- be avoided at all times to guard against the ill effects resulting from coming in contact with them. ***** Wilth 1947 rapidly fading into history, we pause momentarily in retrospect. Changes have been wrought that affect all of us in a community like Postville. Well known businessmen and citizens who left their mark on our town and environs have passed on: businesses long owned and operated by pioneer families have gone over to new owners; shortages all of us experienced curing the war years have to some extent disappeared, and this has made possible an expansion in building operations and improvements long delayed. Progress has been noted in our community; civic improvements resulted: our population has shown an increase. We now look ahead to a new year hopefully. Progress should continue to leave its mark on our community. We live in that sort of town. A swimming pool project is to be voted on this week; there is considerable agitation for a new community hospital—one that will be state and federally approved, and' for the building of •which financial aid has been assured by the state committee which has the planning work now underway. Other community improvements will no doubt be proposed— every live community takes these in stride or it falters and starts a decadency. Postville isn't that kind of a town. New industries have chosen to build here: they have confidence in our future, so those of us who have lived here through longer periods should have the same hope for our future growth and prosperity. Yes, we look ahead hopefully to 1948 and other new years to come. . . . And we wish for each and every one a HAPPY NEW YEAR. LOCAL ITEMS The Harold H. Schroeder family visited relatives in Fayette Christmas day. George Kluss is assisting during harness, repairing season at the Tindell shop. Herman Christofferson visited the \V. E. Cornell family in Ossirm on Christmas day. The Harry and Truman Overeen families spent Christmas with relatives in Oelwein. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas R. Loom is and Billy spent Sunday with frineds in Caledonia, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nigon and family were at Rochester, Minn., over Christmas to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Walter spent Christmas night in the Mr. and Mrs. Maloy Walter home in Elkader. Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Larson of Clermont spent Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Burrow. The Leonard Pearson family were Christmas day guests in the Mr. and Mrs. Seward Swenson home at Monona. Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Putnam and Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Turner visited relatives and friends at Gladbrook a week ago Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Aulden Cornish and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Larson and daughters of Elgin were guests Friday in the John Burrow home. Darrell Morse. 50, for the past several years buyer for Oscar Mayer & Co., passed away suddenly Friday while at Prairie du Chien, Wis. His territory was northeast- err. Iowa. A letter from Jennie Beucher in Excelsior SjJrings, Mo., brings her remittance to the Herald for another year. She says, "You had better come down here and get some of this nice weather for a change—we are having beautiful weather.'' HAPPY Uppermost in our mind and heart are our best wishes for a "1948" unexcelled in health, happiness and good fortune .. . to all our friends . .. old and new. PHILLIPS "66" STATION Mr, and Mrs. Harry Tyler and Warren spent Christmas with the former's parents in Alta Vista. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Knapp of Marquette spent Christinas in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Tindeii. Irvin L. Thomson, former Postville barber who is now railroading out of Perry, Iowa, sends in a subscription remittance for his son-in- law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Taylor of Shadyside, Ohio, and says, "Nice weather here, but we all know what can happen in a few hours here in Iowa. Bob arrived yesterday from San Bernardino, Calif., by plane to San Antonio. Texas, and then by bus to Des Moines. Although he had a train reservation to San Antonio ahead of time, the train was so full he rode an army plane and missed a bus connection, so he was only 18 hours behind the train schedule he would have had the other way. Was surprised to meet Kenny Blackman in a sporting goods store here in Perry about a month ago. He was enroute to Fairfield with his football team from Storm Lake. Regards to- all." Annual Creamery Meeting To Be Held Next Monday Notice is hereby given of the annual meeting of the stockholders and patrons of the Farmers Cooperative Creamery Company of Postville, on Monday, January 5, 1948, in the basement of Memorial Hall. Postville. Mr. R. C. Weaver of Mason City representing the Stale Brand Creameries will speak. A free oyster stew dinner will be served to the public starting at 11 a. m. and continuing to one o'clock, to which everyone is cordially invited. Guests should bring their own bowls and spoons. Mr. Weaver will speak immediately after the dinner. The regular annual business meeting of the stockholders will be held after the speech, at which election of officers and the transaction of all business properly coming before them will be held. EWALD BRANDT, Secretary. Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Mounce and family of Cedar Rapids came Wednesday to spend Christmas in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Everman. /' ANNUAL TELEPHONE MEETING SET FOK MONDAY, JAN. J3 The annual meeting of the Post- vitje Farmers Telephone Company will be held in the basement of Memorial Hall, Postville, Jowa. Monday afternoon, January 12.1948. starting at one o'clock, for (he election of officers and the transaction of such other business ,as may regularly and legally come- before the meeting. BOYD B. TURNER. Secretary. WIIKN VOU HAVE CLEANING AND PRESSING TO BE DONE. REMEMKER THE CORDANIEK CLEANERS, POSTVILLE. PUBLIC SALE—J. E. Knccskern and Bob Baumgartner will hove a public sale at their farm 2'j miles northwest of Frankvillo Saturday, January 3, at one o'clock. They are offering 40 head of Holstoin and Guernsey cows and heifers, practically all of milking age; an A. C. combine with pickup and weed cleaner; new 2-row pull-type Oliver corn picker; two double-unit Farm Master Milkers: 300 bushels Clinton type oats. Fred Ronan and Raymond Juve are auctioneers. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBE»)| It affords us a gr r ^| deal of pleasure to agi * $M thank you for a gen ous rhare of your bus&w^S nes- during 1947, aiifW*-""-* to join with all in «* *£ tending to you oiu-'vewho I> wishes for a iurf«'*< toulMUfl HAPPY AND ' *M PROSPEROUS Witt »'-'f5 NEW YEAR gJSy Turner . 3q iffiee c nsurance Agency jjsgj "Complete Insurance Service" wStl Your Car Is Worth MORE CASH HERE The Used Car Market is still most active and prices are such that you can get highest prices either in cash or as a trade-in on a better car. ON HAND RIGHT NOW 1947 Fleetmaster Chevrolet 1946 Plymouth 1946 Fleetline Chevrolet 1942 Ford 1939 Studebaker 1938 Chevrolet 1937 Dodge 1941 Ford 1941 Ford Truck 1937 Chevrolet 1931 Model A 1929 Model A RADIOS GAROD RADIOS FOR SALE ! Willman Motor Telephones: Office, 293; Residence 90-J When the clock's hands move to indicate midnight of December 31, and the bells ring - out to proclaim the arrival of the New Year, throughout the countryside will resound our good wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy and most prosperous 1948. In the passing of 1947, we must pause to extend our sincere thanks for the fine patronage accorded us and the good will that you people have shown us throughout the year. And with the arrival of the new year, Postville business men pledge themselves to serve this community as best they can, to the end that all of us may mutually benefit by our associations one with another. To Each and Every One of You: A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! Vfdrat rimary * Her At It umer § i aen t Up We it new MS c0 A tot Abernethy Clothiers Allamakee Hatchery W. H. Behrens Company Cook's Shell Service Coast-To-Coast Store 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 Lovering and Company 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 A. C. Webster, Insurance

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