Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 21, 1948 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 21, 1948
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PAGE EIGHT. THE P0STV1LLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, JOWA_ WEDNESDAY, JANVAkt. Marginal Notes Bu Bill SCHOOL NEWS. It is costing Postville school district residents approximately $H, 000 this year to educate rural children—tuition pupils now attending our schools. This is the cost over and above the amount received from the outlying school districts and parents who are sending children to our schools. Our reason for bringing this mat ter up is that in recent weeks when most everyone is tax-conscious, we have been approached by several farmers who suggested that Postville needs a larger school house to accomodate the increased number of tuition pupils. These people had no idea, nor are there many in our own town and school district for that matter, who know the cost in volved per pupil in our schools. According to figures obtained from school officials there were in the 1946-47 school year 91 grade tuition pupils and 159 high school tuition pupils. The statutory limit of tuition chargeable for grade pupils in Iowa is $10 per month, •whereas the per pupil cost in the Postville schools last year was S14.C9. This means that Postville school district received $372.19 less for grade tuition per month than it expended. At the same time there were 159 high school tuitioners. The limit chargeable by Iowa statute for high school tuition is $17 per month, whereas the per pupil cost in high school last year was $22.45 per month. So this district received $866.55 per month less than the cost to accomodate these high school tuitioners. • • * * * For the nine months of school the cost of accomodating tuition pupils was $11,148.66 above what was received in tuition moneys last year. ' With addtional tuition pupils enrolled here this year and an estimated increase in general school expenses of about 25*^-, it this year will cost Postville school district approximately $14,000 more than it will receive in tuition. That deficit equals the entire general fund tax levy of ten years ago. For this year the general school fund levy is in excess of $43,000. In any other field THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED POOR BUSINESS. Postville nor any other community would deny its educational facilities to rural children .... but there is a limit to which a district can be taxed. And we are publishing these figures to enlighten those who are asking for a large outlay of new lax money fo erect a building that some e.=timate would now cost $250,000. What's the answer? We'd like to know too. * * * * * In recent years the trend in rural districts, encouraged by state educational agencies, has been to close the "little red school house," and many have locked their doors. Others will no dc-ubt follow. One district adjoining Postville last fall when interviewing teacher applicants found that the salary asked was S200 or more per month. They did* a little calculating and discovered they could send the ten grade children to Postville schools for S10 each, or $100 per month. They locked their school house. The Postville school was then filled lo its capacity and these ten children might easily have been dented admittance. Bui they weren't; nobody turns children away from school. However, as we see it. if this trend continues, that's what • will have to be done. It w^s good business acumen on the part of that school district, but we believe there • is a deeper responsibility they and ail other rural school districts owe to the school which accepts their children. ***** The time has come when rural districts must be fair minded; they must face realities and give some thought to the solution of present- day trends in education. The burden cannot be piled onto any one ' district to be borne alone. Perhaps consolidation of outlying school dis tricts is the answer, or else relief must come from another method or source. As it now is, the .amount ' of money permitted to be raised in this school district under the laws of the state of Iowa are far short of meeting operating expenses. A study of the financial report published quarterly by the local school secretary; 'one appears in today's Herald) shows that a sizeable overdraft usually results—a private business could not operate that way for long. «****• From Mr. and Mrs, Paul Schutte in Cincinnati, Ohio, comes a birthday greeting card for this two-fingered typewriter puncher. Among other nice things they said: "Please postpone your celebrating with Ben Lange 's "maple syrup" until after this week's Volksblatt is ready for the mails. We'll see you about March 1." (Aside to Marion and Paul: We confined our convivial indulgence to one of Johnnie Saw- velle's refresherpauses, so the great family journal should get to you on schedule —and thanks for the greeting card.) (Continued from page 1) Malone with 10. Bernie Martins controlled the bank-boards, particularly in the second half. Bob Douglass turned iit a creditable performance, holding Elkader's Hahn to one free throw while collecting a seven-point total himself. Postville G FT P Hills 0 0 3 Gunderson 3 5 1 Martins 3 2. 3 Douglass 2 3* 2 Malone 3 4 3 Peake 0 0 0 Koevenig 0 0 0 Schultz 0 0 1 Heins 2 0 3 0 0 0 Waters 0 0 0 Christofferson .. 0 0 0 13 14 16 Elkader 9 5 23 Second Win 25 to 15. The Postville seconds turned in their eighth straight victory by downing the Elkader subs 25 to 15. Eight boys entered into the scoring for Postville, with Jack Meyer, substitute center, turning in six to lead in that department., Postville Heins. D.... Meyer. M Martins Meyer, J Heins, L Elkader 7 G FT P 2 1 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 . 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 6 7 1 15 Declam Winners. In the high school declamatory contest held last Wednesday evening Virginia McNally was first place winner in the dramatic division by the judges, while Betty McNally won first place in the humorous class. Student Council. At a special meeting Monday noon the Student Council passed the following rules governing thi3 conduct of buses for student activity purposes: 1. Only high school students will be permitted to ride the bus on nights when there will be school the next day. 2. Buses will leave from the school house and return directly to the school house making no intermediate stops between places of activity and school except as might be made for the convenience of a student. 3. Students repeatedly misbehaving on the bus will hot be permitted to continue riding the bus. Students desiring not to return on the bus must present a signed excuse from their parents giving them permission to remain or return home in some other manner. F. F. A. News. The Postville Chapter of the Future Farmers of America took an all-day trip to Decorah Friday, January 9. to take in the sights at the labor saving demonstration there. They left Friday morning about 9 o'clock and returned about 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Much was learned and many new and labor saving ideas will be put into practice by the members of our organization. 1 The local F. F. A. chapter played a game of basketball with the West Union chapter Monday. Jan. 12, in the Postville high school gymnasium. Both chapters were divided into two teams, the freshmen and sophomores in one group, and juniors and seniors in another. In the freshmen-sophomore game West Union defeated Postville 41 to 29. In the junior-senior game West Union barely took the game by a score of 16 to 15. The Postville F. F. A. squad played at West Union Monday, January 19.—Cloy Meyer, Reporter. Fourth Grade. Those who have done good work in English this week in writing paragraphs are Jack Backhaus, John Schultz, Gretchen Palas and Ileta Christofferson. Others who I ha ve done other good work are Jack Backhaus, Gretchen Palas, Zoe Thoreson, Beverly Trautman and John Schultz. Those who earned 100's in spelling for Wednesday are Donald Anderson, Jack Backhaus, Carlene Brainard, Ileta Christofferson, Arlo Heckman, Robert James, Marilyn Meyer. Linda Muchow, Gretchen Palas, Janice Pearson. Jeanette Rose, Douglas Ruckdaschel, John Schultz, David Schutte, Zoe Thoreson and Beverly Trautman. Fifth Grade. This week has been spent in reviewing and taking semester tests. The following people received an "A" in- their arithmetic semester test: Leonard Althouse, 4 Jerry Klingbeil, Fritz Palas and Dellene Schultz. "A's'' were received by Leonard Althouse, Jerry Davis, Jerry Klingbeil, Francis Nelson, Fritz Palas, and Dellene Schultz in history. ^ General News. Team 4 won the volley ball round robin in P. T. Dean Gunderson won a "question and answer'' contest in Mr. Gosmire's American History class. The Student Council held a meeting Wednesday noon. All the men on the faculty except Mr. Colton attended a county schoolmasters' meeting at Waukon Thursday night. School Invites Public To Entertainment Jan. 22 The great Torrini and his lovely assistant, Phyllis, will present a de­ lightfully amusing and highly entertaining program of magic and chalk talks at the high schdbl gymnasium, Thursday, January 22, at 10 a. m. This is a well routined program that has played in leading theatres and schools throughout the United States. Some of the featured tricks are: Tree that grows, things from nowhere, mutilated parasol, when knots are not, bottle and glass, cards that shrink, fun with a rope, dish of deception, Chinese mystery. The program is accepted as being the finest show of its kind. The public will be admitted free to this entertainment and are invited to attend. Iowa Game Commission Sets 1948 Fishing Seasons NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. The State Conservation Commission, has by administrative order, set the 1948 fishing seasons and has made numerous changes in regulations. Most important to anglers of all the changes has been the removal of length limits on some of the most popular panfish, including crappies, perch, silver and yellow bass, sunfish, bluegills, rock bass and trout. All of these fish, regardless of size, may be kept by anglers during the coming year. The daily bag limit and possession limit on bullheads has been removed. The increasingly important and popular channel catfish daily catch limit has been reduced to eight per day from fifteen, with possession limit reduced to sixteen. The daily catch limit on walleye and northern pike has been reduced to five, possession limit ten. The daily bag on trout remains at eight with the new regulation allowing only one day's catch in possession. The crappie season has been advanced a month, opening, und(jr the new regulation, May 15. The season on smallmouth and Iargemouth bass, sunfish, bluegills, and rock bass will open this year June 3 instead of June 15, as in the .past. THE ARDO CAFE, Ossian UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT ! We have purchased and taken over the management of the Ardo Cafe and from now on we will be known as the NICANDY CAFE We want to extend a welcome to both old and new customers and will be glad to serve you. ' OPEN SUNDAYS We Cater To Private Parties. NICANDY CAFE OSSIAN, IOWA Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Anderson Andy Peggy 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 ana 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 oast 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 Tilden 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-wav line of the C. M. St. P. & P. RR. Co. to the north line of Green Street, a concrete pavement 22 ft. wide x 6 in. thick, including the alley intersection. Military Road from the south line of Post Street to the west line of Lawler Street, a con-' crete pavement 22 ft. wide x 6 in. thick. The kinds of materials and estimated quantities to be used on said improvement are as follows: 9207 sq. yds. 6 in. Concrete pavement; ' ! 8538 sq. yds. 7. in. Concrete pavement; i 2046 lin, ft. Curb and Gutter; 333 lin. ft. Concrete Headers; 1710 lin. ft. 12 in. Storm Sewer, avg. depth 4}a 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; 1900 cu. yds. Extra Excavation. , Portland cement, sand, stone, gravel, steel, asphaltic expansion and sealing material, cast iron, brick and sewer pipe necessary in the above described improvements. Work shall be done in strict compliance with the plans and specifications for said improvement, which are now on file in the oftice of the Town Clerk of the Town of Postville, Iowa, and are by this reference made a part of this notice. Work shall commence on the first day of May. 1948, 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 not due to the fault of the contractor. All bids must be accompanied in a separate envelope by a certified check drawn on n bank, payable to and at the office 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 entci' 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 carry adequate public liability and property 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 lime as cash may be available for the purpose of paying the Contractor, provided that the Contractor shall not receive partial payments, the aggregate of solvent Iowa USED CARS 1946 Flcctline Chevrolet 1946 Flcctmastcr Chevrolet 1946 Plymouth 1946 Ford, Super Deluxe 1941 Ford, Deluxe 1941 Ford, Super Deluxe 1941 Chevrolet, Special Deluxe Two 1939 Chevrolets 1939 Plymouth 1938 Buick 4 -Dr. Special, Clean 1938 Chevrolet Two 1937 Chevrolet* 1936 Chevrolet 1936 Ford Truck, long wheel base 1933 Ford We have on hand some car radios and table model radios. Also a floor model Gruno radio. WILLMAN MOTOR Phone 293 Postville, Iowa IN THE FAMOUS |GREEN COLONIAL FURNACEl COMFORT— in all kinds of weather, ECONOMY —owners report fuel savings up to 20%. CONVENIENCE — trouble free; easy to operate: long life. TELEPHONE NO. 256 LOUIS L. HILL POSTVILLE, IOWA CREEn COLOMAL fURDflCE SERVICE JANUARY SALE fc^FineFurs . NEILLY'S Coats'Suit Shop Fit, Jan. 30 Save On Furs You saw these same Fur Coats priced at much more just last month— .New prices go down \ . Out go these fine Furs at much lower prices— Your favorite waiting for you at a sale price. Marshall 6* Swift Furs Exclusive at Neilly's Coat and Suit Shop Convenient Terms which shall exceed eighty per cent of the approved estimates of work performed. Each bidder by bidding, agrees that, if ho is awarded the Contract for construction of the Improvement, he will bid par plus accrued interest for such bonds as may be authorized and offered for sale by the Town to finance the cost of the improvement for which such Contract shall be made. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids and towaive informalities. By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to Iowa domestic labor and Iowa materials 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 all bids are rejected, or the Council, for cause, shall find it necessary to throw out one or more bids. All proposals shall be made on the printed forms attached lo and made part of the proposed plans and specifications. The plans and speci- ncations and contract documents may be examined at the office of the Town Clerk. Postville. Iowa, or Ihc office of the Engineer, E. E. Schenk, 218 Wnlerioo BuiljJ terloo, Iowa. Copies of IS plans and specification*! * tract documents may b e *? from the said Engineer UDMI of the sum ot $15,00 per -SJ deposit will . be refunds actual bidder upon rewl Contract Documents In iv A tion within a reasonable u the receipt of bids, and 13 deposits, less $5.00, will 1*3 upon return of the Contasi ments within thirty (fti zl the receipt of bids. f No bidder may withdrsil for at least thirty (30) AfHSSl the scheduled closing ti^tnMHj ccipt of bids. Worn For further detail', i.* ffyti referred to the plans tma m tions on file with ttic prepared by E. E. Scliei Published by order Council of said Tout at PostvlHo, Iowa, this ol January, 1948. TOWN OF POSTV By: JOSEPH B. Insufficient draft is quent cause of troul burning heaters. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiM "Good Service Makes Good Insurance tea ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE JJSJ COMPETENT INSURANCE ADVKlSS PROMPT, SATISFACTORY ADJUSTJIMiAutw In Hi EXCELLENT COMPANIES "« M * me— n lUtMM! PRESTON CARR; INSURANT MONONA, loSA Hi 111 IP r a th e moi weSm The 11 f toriri " "J 1 Telephone 157 ALLAMAKEE COUNTY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT) m JANUARY 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 andiffi Waukon High School Gym % x *$ .)unior High Pairings: Monday, 6:30p* et 5*j Lansing vs. Harpers Ferry; 7:30 p. m., St.tad vt\ rick's vs. New Albin; 8:30 p. m., WaulwijJJI Postville. Championship game 6:30 p.m. Fri^ wlon High School Girls Pairings: Tuesday,% n f v j p. m.. New Albin vs. Lansing. Friday, 8 :WJf*j| Harpers Ferry vs. Lansing I. C. Champion**™ game Saturday at 7:30 p. m. »n o High School Boys: Tuesday, 7:30 PoraMy Harpers Ferry vs. Waukon. game Saturday at 8:40 p. m. ChampioB ^H iT-mll uld U ADMISSION — Single Session: Adults * ^ Students 30c. Monday Night: Adults 38cti BO Students 20c. Season Tickets—Adults ?IJJ,~ Students $1.00. Tax Included. jomi *H>t m m m Buy Aufai enses Lie NOW! t i ~* I Penalty of 5% Per Mo^ Added February 1 ($1.00 Minimum Penalty) •—— Leon Hendersol Allamakee County Treasurer

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