Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 7, 1948 · Page 8
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 7, 1948
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE. IOWA WEDNESDAY. JANUARY, Here we are 'way into 1948 and Nve haven't broken a single resolution. Fact is, we didn't make any, having learned long ago that to make them if futile. On our rounds Monday we did hear a couple of eligible bachelors confess that they had resolved to accept the first proposal of marriage made to them hv this leap year. Watch your step, gals, when you speak up—remember it's 1948! Olson to Play Host To Farmers, Families « • * * * It looks like another big year in the growth of Postville. The past year saw many new homes erected and several new industries locate here. Already in the first five days of 1948 building lots are being bought on which homes will no doubt be built if aftd when materials become available. » » * * » Before 1947 faded into history Postville residents stepped up to the balloting booths and cast their votes in favor of a swimming pool and a $50,000 bond issue estimated as the cost for its building. Thus our citizenry again shows that it is in favor of civic advancement and keeping the old home town in the forefront among Iowa towns. In contrast to this bond issue, which a few people declared would "break our backs in taxes" we note that the little inland town of Garnavillo last week voted a bond issue of S135.000 for a gymnasium and auditorium. Taxes oh newly added buildings and homes here to the tax rolls for next year will more than offset any taxes needed for the swimming pool bond issue, those who figure such matters declare. So none should worry too much—at least, not yet. j « * * * * For the first time in the history of Postville, bank deposits here have gone over the five million dollar figure, according to the financial statements published in today's Herald by local banks on call from the State Superintendent of Banking. No matter what you want to call it. inflation is here. Dollars are piling up. even though their buying power is 'way down. The vicious circle of higher material costs, higher labor costs and higher living costs keeps going round and round. Butter costs $1.01 per pound here, with sales taxes added, of course <you can't buy it in Iowa without that 2c sales tax.) Other every-day items for living are up proportionately. "We've raised the standard of living for the common man." shout the advocates of higher prices. But how the heck can the little fellow with all his additional dollars get onto a higher living; standard when there isn't anything • to buy. or costs are upped to a point where he can't afford to buy the things to get him on the higher j level? We cannot follow their i reasoning. ***** You can say what you might j about the holidays and all the con- ' fusion they bring with them. But 1 one thing is certain—they add life | to a srr.aU community like Post- 1 ville. It bring^ people to town; stores are kept open nights; the young folks are home from schools and colleges: all of which livens things up and makes for activities a delight to behold. We cannot fail to appreciate this as we look out the front window tonight 'and see the almost deserted streets with darkened store windows—it's tt\p lull after a busy season alright. Glenn Olson, local John Deere dealer, will be host to the farmers of this community and their families at a "John Deere Day" program in Memorial Hall, Wednesday, January 14, starting at 1:15 p. m. An annual affair, Mr. Olson announces that this year's show is the biggest ever brought here. The popular Hollywood star, Stuart Erwin, supported by Barbara Woodell, William Wright and Hobart Cavanaugh, will appear in the picture, "Doctor Jim." In addition, "What's New in '48" and several other motion pictures will be shown . Admission will be by ticket. If you have not received yours through the mail, stop in at the Olson Implement Co.. and got enough to permit all of your family members to attend this show. 73 Baby Beef Calves On Feed By 4-H Boys 39 members of the Allamakee county 4-H boys' organization have a total of 73 baby beef calves on feed, according to Warren Kerndt, county 4-H assistant, who completed the final check on the baby beef project. The 4-H assistant states that all of the members have their calves started to weigh satisfactorily on the proper daily ration of grain, legume, hay and protein supplements. Practically all of these calves have been raised within Allamakee county, either selected from the members' own herd or from the local county beef breeders. All assistance possible will be given the 4-H*er for a successful feeding project. This number of baby beeves will make a splendid exhibit for the show ring competition next fall. Famed Woman Diplomat To Speak at Upper Iowa Ruth Bryan Rohde, America's first woman diplomat, as minister to Denmark, and the first U. S. Congresswoman, will speak at Upper Iowa university at Fayette, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 13, at 8:15. Mrs. Rohde began her public speaking career while working with her distinguished father, William Jennings Bryan, during his campaign for the presidency of the United States. In Congress. Mrs. Rohde was the first woman to serve on the Congressional Foreign Affairs committee and it was following this work that she was appointed U. S. Minisr ter to Denmark. County Rural Property Shows Huge Valuation Farm property in Allamakee county is now worth more than $20,960,000, and rural homes here and throughout the state are in the best condition in history, according to a report just released. More' than 86 per cent of farm dwellings in Iowa and the North Central states are in excellent condition or need only such minor repairs as painting or general maintenance, the report revealed. Only 69.9 per cent were in g6od repair in 1940. The report was based on Bureau of the Census surveys. The rise in farm incomes and property values since 1940 has been accompanied by a great increase in the number of rural homes equipped with such modern conveniences as electric lights, tiled'baths and showers and running water. Electricity, for instance, has gone into hundreds of thousands of rural dwellings in this state and others in the North Central area since 1940. More than 65 per cent of such farm homes now have electric lights, in contrast to 39.4 per cent in 1940. More than 33 per cent of rural dwellings in the North Central region today have running water, arid 22 per cent have private baths, according to the report. In 1940, 17.3 per cent had running water and only 11.3 per cent private baths. Schools of County Get $58,425 State Aid The public schools, in Allamakee county received from the state treasury during the past year a total of $58,425.79 in tansportation, supplemental and general aid, according to information received from M. H. Goede, county superintendent of schools. This amount, however, is $31,292.27 short of the total claims submitted by the various schools in the county for the year. In a break-down of state aid to this county, $9,088.15 was received for transportation purposes; $7,274. 23 in supplemental aid, and $42,063.41 in general aid. Total Claims. Claims filed by schools for supplemental aid amounted to $47,170.36. Many school districts in the state do not have enough assessed property valuation to pay for the educational needs of the children and the supplemental aid is prorated to school districts according to need. Purpose of the general aid is to give some relief to the property owner by using state funds.— : Waukon Democrat. Town's New Equipmenj For Streetsjs -Hei The town's new Huber er and .street machinery" arrived here last week and has been put in working order. With the equipment is a blade for grading, a bucket for loading dirt and snow, as well as a snow plow. " Last year during'lhe heavy snowfall street clearing equipment had to be brought in for the snow removal, but this will hereafter be done with the new machinery by the regular street department force. SAVE YOUE YVASTEPAPER: PICKUP TO BE JANUARY 31 Another pickup of wastepaper, old newspapers and magazines will be made in Postville on the' last Saturday of January, the 31st, according to Mrs. L. W. Casten, local chairman. Save all paper for the drive, proceeds of which will go to the benefit of the hospital fund. FARM KERNELS. One vitamin essential to a healthy flock and big egg production is vi tamm A. A ration of 25 to 40 percent yellow corn, 10 percent hign grade alfalfa meal and I percent fish oil usually will supply enough of this vitamin. ***** Are you protecting your farm against fires? Hog raisers who have no pig brooder will find a covered basket with a hot water bottle or heated bricks in the bottom a satisfactory substitute for keeping pigs warm at farrowing time. - ' l\ Here's a real saving opportunity. We find ourselves, after inventory, long on several items of clothing that came in a bit late for the holiday trade and offer them at substantial reductions starting at once and continuing to Wednesday, January 21 JACKETS • Leather, (pony, cape and suede), wool and nylon %/ Values up to $32.50—Sale price now • $5.00 to $24.75 WOOL SHIRTS We're offering these great buys in three lots— $9.95 values, at only $4.95 $9.25 values, at only___ $4.75 $7.95 values, at only $3.95 SWEATERS We have a big case full of these and are offering them-at ONE-THIRD OFF MANY OTHER BARGAINS In addition to the above we offer reduced prices on Reversible Fingertip Coats, Dress Shirts, and other merchandise. COME IN AND SAVE NOW! Abernethy Clothiers Complete Outfitters of Men and Boys Farm Bureau Asking For Trouble, Says Editor Our hat is off to State Representative David Ainswortn, Spirit Lake, whose clash with the Dickinson County Farm Bureau brings to light an unhealthy phase of Farm Bureau activity. Like Rep. Ainsworth, we have long deplored the Farm Bureau's policy of "going into business" in direct competition with private enterprise. Supported as the Bureau is in part by public monies, the organization has played on its reputation and its practically solid farm membership to ease into the field of private enterprise. Bureau officials are quick to point out that the Farm Service company, which operates its various cooperative business ventures, is "completely separate and distinct" from the Farm Bureau, to which our tax money goes. However, many is the Farm Bureau meeting we've attended over this county where the item of business was a sales talk on this or that new or old feature of the service company branch. It is impossible, in our minds, to draw a clear line, between the Bu- reau and the Service company, and so long as a single penny of public funds goes to the Bureau, it is helping also to support the Service company in direct competition with the taxpayers who provided those funds. ..Representative Ainsworth's argument with the bureau is based on another • phase ot their activity, equally unhealthy in view of (heir public support. That is their political efforts at present, in behalf of Ihe full payment of Iowa income tax. We do not intend to argue the, merits of half or full payment of income tax here, but, with Rep.-Ainsworth. we would like to point out thai political activity on the part of an organization supported by tax funds, is directly contrary to the best interest of a democracy such as ours. The Fayette County Farm Bureau organization receives $5,000 of public funds from the auditor each year, $400 a month, and the balance at the end of Ihe year. This payment is based on the fact that the Bureau does aid tjie public good in disseminating information on farming practices we profit by. However, so long as the Bureau thus receives public funds, it must be circumspect in its program be open to criticism such as this, Iowa needs its own Hatch act. To us, there are just two possible remedies for this situation. Either Ihe Bureau must renounce all political activity and completely and unequivocally separate itself from all business activity, or else it. must renounce public funds and come open as an indto competing, politically ganlwiUon.—Fayette County j As reported—"The happy] will make their homo at ( manse." 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