Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 14, 1948 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 14, 1948
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PACK EIGHT. THE P0STV1LLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, MNUA »r Hi It's the time of year when local attorneys are as invisible as pocket ' gophers. If one is spotted on the street, he's on a dead run headed lor a belated meal the wife has kept warm on the family stove. He eats it hurriedly and heads back for his office. It's income tax filing time for farmers and those who estimated .their incomes at the beginning of the year. ***** Speaking of taxes, don't forget to renew your automobile license this month. Most county treasurers are complaining the renewals are coming in slowly this year. Instead of being issued new plates, auto and truck owners receive a metal tag this year on which is embossed the figure 194S which must be attached to the old plates worn last year. You have until January 31 to renew your licenses; after that,, date a penalty attaches. ***** 1948 will be a year of elections. First on tap will be the annual school election on the second Monday of March. This will be followed closely by the municipal election on the fourth Monday of March at which town officials must be chosen. Then, on the first Monday of June will be held the primary election at which time party candidates will be' placed in nomination for United States Senator, Congressmen. State officers from Governor on down, county and township officers. Then will come a five-month lull during which the air will be filled with speeches by office seekers. On November 2. (the earliest date possible) the general election will be held. All the aforementioned offices will be filled at that election, and in addition a new president of the United States—and there are plenty of people who hope it will be a new president. ***** j A man with a gun on his shoul-j der was walking down the street the other day with his dog. An automobile approached. The dog ran directly in front of the car and •was killed. The motorist stopped and expressed his grief to the owner of the dog. He took a S20 bill from his pocket and said: "Here take that. Will that pay for losing your dog?" "Oh, yes," replied the man. "Everything is all right: I was taking him out to shoot him anyway." * * * # * I became acquainted with a set of twin brothers. One was a minister and the other a doctor. I,, met the medical brother on the street one day and said." I wish to compliment you on your fine sermon last Sunday. Doctor." The twin shook his head and replied. "I'm sorry, but I'm not the doctor who preaches—I'm the one who practices."—Ex. SCHOOL NEWS. Letchfords Enjoying Winter In New Mexico Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Letchford and daughter. Virgean. of Frankville, .are spending the winter in Albuquerque. New Mexico, visiting their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Letchford. Virgean writes us the following interesting letter which we would like to share with our readers: "Dear Mr. Klingbeil—Just a line to thank you for sending us our Herald, which we really appreciate. "We have been having very nice weather here. The temperature in the daytime is around 60 degrees, but it gets down to around 20 by evening. "Sunday we went for a drive up into the mountains and stopped at an Indian pueblo village. That being one of their celebration days, they were all dressed in their costumes and were doing their native hunting dance. It was most colorful and interesting, very much like the Indian PowWow that was held at Fort Atkinson several years ago. "The living cost here is very high. Eggs are 91c a dozen; chickens sell at 50 and 60 cents per pound. This city is classed as having the highest prices and living expenses in the United States, excepting for two other cities. "We are having a wonderful time. Ha<| a very nice Christmas with Charles and his family. Of course, there was no snow, but we could look out of the window and see the mountains with their white snow caps. "We had a very nice trip out here, with no trouble except when we were going over the mountains we discovered that the brake fluid had drained out of our brakes. Result: no brakes; but we made it O. K. "Next Sunday we plan to go to the ski run in the Sandia Mountains. They have the elevated bas kets that take you to the top. I fear it will be less painful going up than skiing down. "Must close and get ready to go down town. We are going to an Indian store and watch them make rings, bracelets, etc. Thanks again for sending the Herald to us. Yours truly, Virgean Letchford." ' (Continued from page 1) several interesting bits of information. After seven games without defeat, the Pirate seconds have more than doubled their opponents in scoring, 271 to H6. Eighteen boys have seen action for the team, but only Jack Schultz, Roger Christofi'erson and Virgil Martins appeared in every game. However, Eugene Rima, Don Heins, Jim Waters, Merle Meyer, Jack Ov- ereen, John Hoth and Jack Meyer have played in at least four games. Merle Meyer has attempted the most field- goals. 65. Don Harris has made the most field goals. 22, and Jim Waters has the best shooting record, making 13 of 27 attempts for a remarkable 4S'.'<.. Jim Waters has been awarded the most free throws, 25, and has made the most, 12. Eugene Rima has made all his charity tosses, 4, for 100';;-. Jack Schultz has committed 18 personal fouls, followed closely ^by Roger ChristorTerson with 15. Merle Meyer has handled 31 rebounds and Jack Schultz 25. Perhaps the personal foul column reveals the most unusual bit of information. Jim Waters, who has competed in six second team games and two first team games has been charged with only 1 personal foul. Band. The band, which spent the month before Christmas vacation in sight- reading, is settling down to work on selected numbers for a concert to be given Sunday afternoon, February 15. Contest numbers have been.chosen for several soloists and small groups which will compete in the preliminary contest to be held April 3 at Postville. Arlene Schultz was selected to play' 1st chair, 2nd bassoon, in the all-state orchestra, which met January 2 and 3 at Des Moines. Due to illness, Arlene was unable to attend final rehearsals or participate in the performance Saturday night. Newest members of senior band are Kathryn Falb, clarinet, and Zoe Thoreson, flute. Zoe, a fourth grader, is the youngest pupil in school taking instrumental lessons. She started on flute last summer. Gerry Kerr transferred from clarinet to 1 baritone sax a week before vacation and is already playing the latter instrument in band. New players in junior, or beginners' band, included Norma Brandt, Evelyn Kruger. Bonnie Schroeder, Virginia McNally, Dorothy Heins and Inez Duwe on clarinet; Dayle Szabo, cornet, and Jerry Anderson, bass. Jerry transferred from baritone to bass shortly before Christmas vacation. Vocal Music. New Year's night Sally Ruek- daschel. Mary Jane Schlee, Bea Turner, Adeline Pfister and Arlene Schultz left Oelwein for Des Moines, arriving there at 2:00 a. m. Miss Boarcman was at the station to meet them. The girls then went to their rooms at the Fort Des Moines hotel. Friday the girls rehearsed in the Drake University auditorium from 9:30 to 12:00 and from 2:30 to 5:00. Saturday rehearsals were held at the Coliseum from 8:30 to 10:00 and from 2:45 to 3:30. After the morning rehearsal. Sally. Bea, and Mary Jane went through the Capitol, climbing way to the dome, only 2.000 steps or more ! Saturday evening the chorus, band and orchestra presented their program to a capacity crowd of 8.000 in the Coliseum. The program was opened with selections by the mass chorus, followed by the orchestra and the band. The program closed with the song, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." sung,by the chorus and accompanied by the orchestra. Recordings were made which will be broadcast at a later date. Round Robin Tournament. The round robin tournament is now half completed. Monday there was no game, but there was oti Tuesday. Livingood's "Rats" lost to Lloyd Schutte's "Sure Shooters" 16 to 10. This was the first time the "Rats" had lost. Wednesday Willie Schultz's "Toilers" won over Eddie Waters' "Waterboys" 11 to 8. This is also the Waterboys' first loss. Thursday Don Elvers' "Hof Shots" won a close game, 11 to 12, over Ed Green's "Green Devils." Friday's game was canceled. Monday No. 2 played No. 3 both having lost one game and so far both are the tournament winners. This should be a good game. The team standings are as follows: NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS, Team Won Lost No. 3 . 3 1 No. 2 3 1 No. 8 : 2 1 No. 7 2 1 No. 5 2 n No. 4 1 2 No. 6 1 3 No. X 0 3 These are the boys who have the highest scores in the tournament: Ed Boese 39 points. Tennis Mork 30 points. Ken. Schroeder 27 points.^ Leon Casten 23 points. Ed. Green 22 points. Gene Halverson 20 points. English Literature. Early in the fall, a number of sophomore and English Literature students composed some poetry as part of classroom work. A number of these went to the National High School Poetry Association in Los Angeles. Recently a letter was received stating that "A Graveyard Visit," by Jeannine Harris, had been accepted. -Her poem will appear in an anthology published by the association. Another such contest will be sponsored this spring in which it is hoped that many other students will see fit to participate. The Graveyard Visit. I stood alone in the graveyard On a damp, cool, autumn night; The fog closed in all around me. Like a shroud so gray and light. I crept from tomb to tomb On that ghostly, misty, night. Not a star shone in the sky. Not a living thing was in sight. Out of the fog rose a figure, A girl so young and fair, She stopped and looked about, As I said to her, "Take care" ! She looked at me with frightened eyes „ And with a shriek she turned and fled, Do you wonder why she ran away? Why, for ten years, I've been dead! Jeannine Harris. Wisconsin Mayor Here To Promote New Hall Sealed proposals will be received by the Town Clerk of the Town of Postville, Iowa, at his office in the Council Chambers, Memorial Hall, in the Town of Postville, Iowa, until 7:30 o'clock P. M.. on the 10th day of February, 1948. at which time and place said proposals will be opened and publicly read aloud, for the furnishing of materials and labor and the construction of Portland Cement concrete paving on the following streets and parts of streets and alleys in said Town of Postville: Stoneman Street from 40 ft. east of the west corporation line of said Town of Postville to a line 36.5 ft. west of the east line of Reynolds Street, a concrete pavement 22 ft. wide x 7 inches thick, and including intersections of cross streets. Bancroft Street from the south line of Stoneman Street to the north line of Tildcn Street, a concrete pavement 22 ft. wide x 6 inches thick, also including intersections of cross streets and alleys. Green Street from the east line of Bancroft Street to the west line of Boody Street, a concrete pavement 22 ft. wide x 6 inches thick. Green Street from the west line of Boody Street to the west line of Ogden Street, a concrete pavement 22 ft. wide x 6 inches thick and, also, on each side thereof, a 24 in.x 6 in. concrete gutter with a 6 in. integral curb, and also including the intersection of Boody Street. Boody Street from the south line of Green Street to the north line of Williams Street, a concrete pavement 22 ft. wide x 6 in. thick, and also, on each side thereof, a 24 in. x 6 in. concrete gutter with a 6 inch integral curb, and also including the alley intersection. Ogden Street from the south line of Stoneman Street to the north line of Green Street, a concrete pavement 27 ft. wide x 6 in. thick. Reynolds Street from the south line of Stoneman Street to the south line of the C. M. St. P. & P. RR. Co's right-of- way, a concrete pavement 27 ft. wide x 7 in. thick. The East and West alley in Block 21 Lawler's Addition, a concrete pavement 18 ft. wide x 7 in. thick. The East and West alley in Block 22 Lawler's Addition, a concrete pavement 18 ft. wide x 7 in. thick. The North and South alley in Block 2 Mott's Addition, a concrete pavement 16 ft. wide x 7 in. thick. , • The North and South alley in Block 3 Mott's Addition, a concrete pavement 16 ft. wide x • 7 in. thick. Maple Street from the south right-of-way Jine of the Concrete pavement; 8538 s«. yds. 7 in. pavement; 2046 lin, it. Curb and Gutter, 333 lin. ft. Concrete Headers; 1710 lin. ft. 12 in. Storm Sower, avg. depth 4>-j ft.; 10 Storm Water Intakes; 1 Storm Sewer Manhole: . 84 lin. ft. concrete casing around storm sewers under tracks; , ,. , 200 sq. ft. Walk Adjustment with new Concrete; 180 sq. ft. Walk Adjustment . with old walk block; 1000 cu. yds. Extra l.xcava- tion. Portland cement, sand, stone, gravel, steel, nsphaltic expansion ;md sealing material, cast iron, brick and sewer pipe necessary in the above described improvements. Work shall be in strict compliance with the plans and specifications for said improvement, which are now on tile in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Postville. Iowa, and are by (his reference made a part of this notice. Work shall commence on the first day of Mav, 1.948. and be completed on the first day of August. 1948. The time may be extended by the Town Council on account of emergencies and unavoidable delays nol due to the fault of the contractor. All bids must be accompanied in a separate envelope by a certified check drawn on a solvent Iowa bank, payable to and at the oflice of the Treasurer of the Town of Postville, Iowa, in a sum of ten (10) per cent of the bid submitted, which certified check will be held as security that the bidder will enter into a contract for the construction of the work and will furnish the required bonds, and in case the successful bidder shall fail or refuse to enter into the contract and furnish the required bonds, his certified check may be retained by said Town as agreed and liquidated damages. The Contractor shall give good and sufficient bonds to the full amount of the contract price in the form to be supplied by the Town obligating the Contractor and his bondsmen to the faithful performance of the Contract and to keep said improvements in good repair for a period of four (4) years from date of acceptance thereof by the Town Council, and to punctually pay all laborers employed on said work and all persons furnishing materials therefor, and to cam- adequate public liability and prop*- erty damage insurance and compensation insurance for all workmen employed. The Contractor shall be paid in cash after the contract shall have been performed and the proceedings necessary to' authorize the issuance and sale of bonds payable from special assessments have been taken and the bonds shall have been sold, or at such earlier time as cash maybe available for the purpose of paving the Contractor, provided that the Contractor shall not receive . ...... C. M. St. P. & P. RR. Co. to the north .... ....... ........ ..... ..-..^v. line of Green Street, a concrete partial payments, the aggregate of pavement 22 ft. wide x 6 in. which shall exceed eighty per cent thick, including the alley inter- of the aporoved estimates of work performed. Each bidder by bidding, agrees that, if he is awarded the Contract for construction of the improvement, he will bid par plus accrued interest for such bonds as may be authorized and oftcrcd for sale by section. , Military Road from the south line of Post Street to the west line of Lawler Street, a concrete pavement 22 ft. wide x 6 in. thick. The kinds of materials and esti mated quantities to be used on said the Town to finance the cost of the improvement are as follows: improvement for which such Con iU07 sq. yds. 6 in. Concrete tract shall be made. Mayor Al Winter of Prairie du Chien, Wis., and his partner. Robert Zahn. were in Postville la%t week to advertise their new community building which they recently completed south of that city. Roller skating is being held there each Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Avhile dances, at which the country's outstanding bands are to play, will ,be held each Saturday and Sunday nights. Their opening dance will be held Thursday, January 15, and Teddy Phillips, nationally known saxophonist, will be there with his orchestra, according to an advertise-] ment appearing in today's Herald. The Little Brown Church at Nashua was the scene of 1,344 wed dings during 1947. This is an increase of 201 over 1946 when 1,143 couples were married at the famous shrine. NOTICE! In compliance with Resolution passed January 12, 1948, by- the Board of Supervisors of Allamakee County, Iowa, you are hereby notified that effective January 20, 1948, in order to collect damages for Domestic Animals killed or injured by dogs, the County Supervisor for your , Township must be notified to come and inspect the loss. Supervisors and their Townships are as follows: George P. Hartley, Phone No. 292, Postville— Post, Union Prairie, Ludlow, Jefferson, - Makee and Franklin. Roland Herman, Phone Elon— Center, Lafayette, Fairview, Linton, Paint Creek and Taylor. Henry Quanrude, Phone Decorah and Highlandville— Iowa, Lansing, French Creek, Hanover, Union City and Waterloo. KEITH E. BIGELOW COUNTY AUDITOR 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 The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be Riven to Iown domestic labor mid Iowa malerlals in the foregoing construction. Proposals will be acted upon on the 10th of February. 1948, after 7:30 P. M.. or at such time to which the Council may adjourn. The Contract will be let to the lowest responsible bidder, unless nil bids are rejecled. or the Council, for cause, shall find it necessary to throw ou! one or more bids. All proposals shall be made on the printed forms attached to and made part of the proposed plans and specification,"!. The plans and specifications and contract, documents may be examined at the office of the Town Clerk. Postville, Iowa, or the office of the Engineer, E. E. Sehcnk, 218 Waterloo Building, Waterloo. Iowa. Copies of the said plans and specifications and contract documents may bo obtained from the said Engineer upon deposit of the sum of SI5.00 per copy. This deposit will be refunded to each .-'ctual bidder upon return of the Contract Documents in s^iocl condition within a reasonable time after the receipt of bids, and the other deposits, less $500. will be refunded upon return of the Contract Docu- ments within thirty (30), the receipt of bids. • .. No bidder may wlthdrwJ for at least thirty (30) (d the scheduled closing tim?{ ceipt of bids. For further details, referred to the plans andi lions on file with the To* prepared by E. E, Sehcnk I Published by order o t Council of said Town, ii at Postville, Iowa, this J of January, 1948. TOWN OF POSTVr'. „„ By: > JOSEPH B. T£J*§ .— n MOTHER KNOWS Bv> T .;V OR MAYBE SHE D0l.«Mtt A mother snt Unitti kM® nlng ns -her daughter -ifaljj? a book that save then names. ~ As the mo the is thought of all the yoi g t called on her daunhli her daughter remarks), that. Phillip means 1 ». scs,' and James moai -ft wonder what George rats hope, dear," replied htt "that George means 1 i s im Did You Ever See A Dream Walking — IS AN OLD-TIME ft— SONG If* Did you ever see a dream burning— it nc -*fejJU song'at all. The dream we mean here is home that you have dreamed about and 'iiE ?o| planned and worked and saved for until ^M«i have it for your own. Nero fiddled while burned, but when your own home burns ioov« not so pleasant. «oi| Care Will Help Prevent Fires jg*f Let's Be Careful At All Times. Q Fire insurance won't prevent fires but it help rebuild if you do have a fire. •* ,B I titer £ oil. oil ' Do you have enough of the right kind of'no^ insurance? If not, may we help you? Wn *s Turner Insurance Agency idy lethei tag d nc w it fo "Complete Insurance Service" cw c Dne i Ucc i » n» > nai COMPLETE CLOSING-OUT & ^ mm ill PUBLIC SAL the undersigned will hold a Complete Closing Out .Sale "J^Hei farm located miles northeast of West Union, on al,-1 J ?jj» t J Kent road, 4'.; miles southeast of Eldorado, 10 miles ""jy^, south of Ossian, on f ftf* I 1M m JicSi Friday, January 16 Sale to Start at 10:0!) o'clock A. M. Sharp Ladies' Aid of First Lutheran Church Will Serve Lttn 45 HEAD OF LIVESTOCK & i 30 HEAD OF FINE CATTLE^ Consisting of 1 Jersey Cow; 29 Shorthorn and Hereford lru « weighing about 750 lo 850 pounds each 15 HEAD OF HOGS 6 Feeder Vigs. weighing aboul 150 pound each; 8 Fceort r ±.M weighing about 80 pounds each, and I Sow. Afr ?| HAY, GRAIN AND FEED SH| About 100 bu. of Rye; About 300 bu. of Corn; About '"".jSjS Tama Oats; 2 Silos with about 30 fect of Rich Corn ,HSJ Each; About 50 ions Chopped Clover and Alfalfa »">" M Baled Straw; 2 Bye Straw Piles; Some Ground F« e " J ^M Excellent Line Power Farm Machi !jffl M M TRACTOR, 15-30, K. E. A. on rubber; C»terplH»'. 30; Fox Combination Field Chopper, for dry or (rcen "» agm ensilage, on rubber, new, with blower and covered w f* JHH equipment; 40-in. Disc Plow; M ttt 6-ft, Combine, .,|BB| attachment; 4 Roll Shredder; 26-ft. Steel Elevator, i <>*JB corn, almost new; Hammer Mill, 10-in.; Grain Drill. ^"'uJfifiS Moline Grain Binder with power take-oft; 1-tt. Tractor^ 2 Horse Drawn Mowers; Corn Plow; Corn Binder; t g -SSg Chopper, field; Oliver %-ft. Quack Differ; 3-Sectlon "Tlgl Drag; Bobsled; Side Delivery, cylinder type; Moline JJMM Spreader on rubber; Tractor Trailer on rubber, dual gjHH Spreader; Wagon on rubber; Sweep Rake; W»lklnf Cement Mixer, used once; Round Hoc House, 6 terroww MM in sections; Steel Bin, 1000 bushel; 10x14 Bunk Ho " M ' t JHI Brooder House; 193? Chevrolet Truck, lone W. B., kydra»»jBB« 1935 Chevrolet Automobile; Cushman 3 h.p. Engine; '""£•• trie Motor, new; Clipper Fanning Mill; Cemenl BlockJTJBJ| and Concrete Mixer; Crabb Saw Mill, 4Mn. blade in »f rtc °/Mg Lumber Planer, 24-in.; Corn Shelter; E»r Com Slice>' ( jBBfl Scraper; 2 Rubber Tired Wheelbarrows; Road-.Grader,. V ^BJ Oiler; About 4000 board feet Lumber; Double Cylinder AU'BBB pressor; Electric Fence; Tractor Bun Saw; Steel. Hoist, JBMI 150 Rods Woven Hoc Wire; Tractor Drive Belts; Flo r.«H| Electric Drill Press with motor; Portable IWt -lb. Sc * ;JHB including a new and a used Tap and Die Sets; r ' wet Power Saw, Forge, Anvil, Post Drill, Vise. Pip* Vise, Tim"" •Kg and other tools too numerous to mention. ' HI ALL MACHINERY IN EXCELLENT COND1T !O^H| Most of it only used slightly, all others In tip-top <***TB| John A. Olson Estafj Mrs. Edna Larson, Executrix • ORVIN THOMPSON, Auct. 1st NAT. BANK, West U »«*™J

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