Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 28, 1948 · Page 8
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Wednesday, January 28, 1948
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PAGE EIGHT. THE P0STV1LLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, JANu A »y J This 20 degrees below zero weather that we have had on tap here the past two weeks is "just about right" for this northern jrrown writer. (Bill Seiler of Iowa City who likes 100 degrees readings, please note.) But there are some folks who are mighty uncomfortable here. Take the gals our northern lads married during the war, Monday Mrs. Henry J. Paulsen was in the pay us a business call and she said she "just couldn't adapt herself to this cold. climate" and furthermore didn't see how "we- all" could either. However, she heard over the radio that her home town of Chattanooga. Tenn.. was hit by a snowstorm the past week, the first one in many, many years. They aren't prepared for that sort of weather down there, so she thinks the home folks are a bit uncomfortable right now too. » » * * * Speaking of the cold weather, folks with oil burner installations are doing a bit of worrying right now too. This "land of plenty" which during the war and since has been supplying the entire world with oil products is facing a severe fuel oil shortage. Nobody knows why, but it's true nevertheless. A survey of local fuel oil dealers Monday disclosed the encouraging news that up to now there has been little suffering for want of supply. However, stocks are diminishing and unless regular shipments arrive on schedule, none will foretell what may happen here. On the other hand coal dealers seems to be getting plenty of coal and one dealer stated his bins were pretty well 1 filled with the "black diamonds" at i present. ***** Robert Lindsay, the Canadian in our midst, received his home town paper the other day and found this heading over the weather story:' "May Be Sappy; But Lugs Happy, As Weather Snappy." Who says our northern neighbors haven't a sense of humor? ***** This is the final week in which auto drivers can wangle a few extra miles out of their 1947 license plates. After Saturday the new diminutive tags bearing the figures "48" must be attached to the old plates or else the driver is subject to a penalty and possible arrest. ***** Over at Prairie du Chien a slicker pulled a fast one on a local implement dealer. Claiming to be in the market fcr a used tractor, he induced the dealer to allow him to drive one to a service station for anj (hird p!av oil change. Instead, he ..drove thej plavs are bein tractor across the street to a competitive implement dealer, soid the tractor for S8C0. cashed the check at the bank and left town. They haven't seen hide nor hair of him since. Moral: Beware of strangers; don't trust 'em too far. 3 Local Cage Teams Lambast Waukon Lads (Continued from page 1) one go from behind the mid-stripe that was good for two points just before the end of the first half. Thirteen Postville players were used during the contest and nine of them managed to score field goals. DOn Heins collected an eleven point total although he appeared only in the first and third quarters. Eugene Rima had his consecutive free throw record stopped at nine, but now has a total of ten made and one missed for his second team record for the season. Postville G FT P Waters 3 12 Heins, D 4 3 1 Meyer. M 1 2 1 Rima 3 3 4 Schultz 1 3 2 Overeen 2 0 1 Christofferson 2 0 1 Meyer. J 0 0 1 Heins. L 2 0 1 Hoth 1 0 0 Bachelder 0 0 0 White 0 0 0 Martins, V 0 0 1 Frank Rc-inhardt brings us a copy of the Canistota. So. Dak., Clipper, the newspaper John Schlueter and his son. It contains a story of a blizzard and cold weather they had out there 60 years ago that makes our present cold snap ?eem like a mid-summer warm spell. The temperature in that storm got down to 52 below zero. Mrs. Schlueter was ono of a classroom of pupils who were stormbound in a country school house for a day and, night. The teacher tied scarfs and clothing together and formed a chain. One end was tied to the school nous and the other to the coal shed. Using this rope as a guide, the older pupils carried 1200 pounds of coal to the school and with this kept the fire going and thus saved the lives of the pupils. Cattle, horses and humans froze to death in that storm, and for the next 40 years of her life the teacher remembered the event by sending a letter, a card or making a telephone call to each of her pupils on Jan. 12. ***** Postville folks had a sample of retarded mail service Monday while the Milwaukee v.-reck between here and Castalia halted train service through here for 24 hours. It afforded an opportunity to again "count our blessings." Postville has four regular mail trains through here daily, and in addition several star route mail de liveries each day. We're "sittin' pretty" in that respect compared to the four county seat villages roundabout us who have little train service and depend entirely for mail service on star route service. ***** We cannot check the "accuracy of the following story, because to do so would embarrass our informant. But it seems that four slj^htly inebriated persons drove to the viaduct west of town last Sunday night just about the time the freight train approached it. Said one of the passengers to the driver, "Don't drive under through until that train passes over. I'm scared." It's a good thing they heeded the hunch, or else they would have been buried under the carload of junk that tumbled onto the highway when the train left the tracks, 19 12 15 Waukon 9 6 15 Junior High Wins. The Postville Junior High team journeyed to Waukon Friday afternoon and defeated the Waukon Junior High team for the second time this season by a score of 29 to 6. During the first half the local boys did not seem able to get their offense organized and they played a very poor type of ball. The half ended with the Pirates leading by a 6 point margin, the score being 12 to 6. The second half of the ball game found the Pirates' offense and defense well organized. During the second half the local boys scored 17 points and in the meantime they held their opponents scoreless. Herbert Morch was high point man for the locals, scoring 10' points: Jack Meyer was second high with 9 points. General News. The American History class has had student teachers for the past week. They have been leading discussions over the lessons. A new booth has been completed for ticket selling at the games. Report cards were issued Wednesday and the second semester is now underway. Dramatics. The dramatics department at P. H. S. has once again chosen three one-act plays to be entered in the annual one-act play contest. Casts and student directors have been chosen for each and regular rehearsals are now in session. Two of the comedies chosen are, "Sparkin'," by E. P. Conkle. and "Red Carnations." by Glenn Hughes. A drama. "The Bishop's Candlesticks." by Norman McKinncl. is the the group. All three plays are being produced through the courtesy of Samuel French of New York, under the direction of Miss Doris Allred, and will be presented at 8:00 o'clock p. m.. in the high school auditorium. Feb. 10. JIusic. The freshmen and sophomore sextet recently selected Doris'Mey- er. Eleanor Schutte. Dixie Cook, Delores Erickson, Glenna Jarmes and MarlenejSchupbach as members The boy's quartet is composed of Howard Hills. Jim Malone. Jim Koevenig and Ken Timmerman. Band News. Eleanor Schutte has been promoted to senior band on trombone. Jack Jarmes and Glenn Peake. 5th grade trumpet players, are the newest members of junior band. Recent beginners are Laszlo Eszter- galyos and Don Christofferson, on clarinet. Pep band played at the county tournament Tuesday night. Several band members have helped the director Saturdays, making new music stands for the band room, fixing and painting the old ones. The stands will be red and black, to match the uniforms. At the beginning of the second semester, there are four seniors, 10 juniors, 13 sophomores, 19 freshmen, 6 eighth graders, 11 seventh graders, 5 sixth graders, 6 fifth graders, and 1 fourth grader enrolled in the instrumental music department, making a total of 75 pupils. Of this number, 25 are boys and 50 girls. Splendid Short Subjects Featured at The Iris Good short subjects are oftentimes more entertaining than the feature films and these subjects are very necessary to a well-rounded program. This coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday the Iris offers two of the year's best. The first one is the twenty minute technicolor subject entitled, "A Boy And His Dog." This color subject was recently voted by the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences as the best short subject of 1947. It was chosen as the best from 337 short subjects. Every lover of animals, and that should just about include everyone, should see' this fine subject. It is packed with more heart appeal than most features. It brings out in no uncertain manner how much a dog means to a boy and how much a boy means to a dog. This short subject has the highest recommendation ever given, by many of the leading children's magazines. Also, you have a chance to see a splendid ten-minute reel, showing all the exciting parts of the Michigan-Southern California Rose Bowl game. Here is your chance, you football fans, to see one of the greatest teams in the history of Big Nine football. These two short subjects are great and you certainly owe it to yourself to see-them regardless of the zero temperatures that now prevail. Don't forget the dates, January 29. 30. and 31, with the slick comedy drama, "A Likely Story."—Iris Theatre Management. Decline in market quotations, cold weather and the freight wreck here the first of the week combined to put a quietus-on livestock shipments. Only five decks of stock went out of local yards over the Milwaukee during the past week. The modern way to cook is with a New Roper Gas Range. See them at Nyberg's Farm and Home Supply, Postville. LISTEN ! to the whisper of this baby chick and visit us soon. Allamakee Hatchery J. M. Overland, Prop. Telephone 187 Postville, Iowa TOWN COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS OF JANUARY MEETING The regular monthly meeting of the Town Council of Postville, Iowa, was held in the Council Rooms, Memorial Hall, at" 7:30 o'clock P. M„ January 2, 1948, with Mayor M. C. Deering presiding. All the Counilmen were present: The minutes of the regular meeting of the Council held December 5, 1947, and of the special meeting held December 30, 1947, were read and approved. The monthly reports of the Clerk, Treasurer, Marshal, Street. Commissioner and Waterworks Superintendent were read and approved. The following claims were presented, approved and ordered paid: General Fund: Treasurer of Iowa, use tax..$ 24.07 A. L. Riley Co.. supplies 1.07 Glf nn Olson, speinl election 8 30 Hoth Bros., supplies 8.91 Olson Implement Co., sup- \ plies ; 17.61 Donald Martindale. salary.. 122.20 Joseph B. Steele, salary and expenses 40.09 Koevenig's Store, supplies.... 2.02 Chicago, Rock I'lend and Pacific R R., fiTicht 145.49 The Postville Herald, publications .43.05 Citizens State Bank, withholding tax 190.10 Iowa Old * Age Insurance System, tax 47.40 James Overland, special election 6.50 F. C. Ruckdaschel, special election 6.50 H. H. Schroeder, special • election 6.50 Keith Gregg, special election , 6.50 Postville Farmers Telephone Co., phone 1.00 Interstate Power Co., cable 312.73 Joseph B. Steele, special election expense 2.02 Falb Motor and Implement, repairs 6.26 Vincent Strub. dirt moving 18.00 Matt Parrott & Sons, special election supplies..:. 18.81 Matt Parrott & Sons, supplies * 9.69 Hawkeye Machinery Co., Huber Maintainer 2.000.00 Matt Parrott & Sons, supplies ., 5.07 Otto Appel, police duty 19.80 John L. Gregg & Sons Lumber Co., supplies 4.49 Ralph LaVelle, signs 9.20 Donald Martindale, use of car 27.00 Waterworks Fund: Interstate Power Co.. pump house lights $ 1.02 Interstate Power Company, pumping 84.87 H. A. Lange, salary and expenses 150.99 Postville Farmers Cooperative Society, supplies.!..:... 24.74 Home Oil Co., supplies 25.99 Treasurer of Iowa, sales tax 83.47 H. & W. Motor Express Co., freight 171.00 Fred G. Lange, labor 12.00 8.40 Arno Wilkcr, trucking Laurence Hofcr, freight and express Iowa Valve Co., supplies National Aluminatc Corp., supplies Posfvr'Jic Farmers Telephone Co., phone Watcrloo-Docorah Freight Line, freifiht 106.00 Badger Meter Mfg. Co., supplies American Cast Iron Pipe Co., water pipe Sever Fund: Interstate Power Company, pumping : 'Inane Thompson, labor Gene Suddendorf, labor Emergency Fumi Francis Padden. salary Light Fund: Interstate Power Company. street lights ! Street Construction Fund: Home Oil Co.. supplies S S 19.85 Conk's Shell Station, supplies 1.28 Hawkeve Machinery Co.. •Huber Maintainer 2.212.6D Amo Jones, salarv 130.HU Otto Appel, salary !63.00 Grading * Dragging Fund: Iowa State Highway Commission, street repairs... $ 82.71 Memorial Hall Fund: Otto Appel, hall riutv ...$ 2.47 interstate Power Co.. lights 14.18 A resolution, entitled. "Resolution Approving Plans and Specifications and Contract Documents, Ordering Construction and Advertisement for Bids," in connection with proposed paving on Stoneman Street and other streets and alleys'in Town of 14.85 20.16 51.01 7.02 58.80 9.17.92 .$ 17") 4.50 4.50 $ 13U.80 7!).4J TOPS In WARM AIR HEATING GREEN COLONIAL'S All PURPOSE FURNACE May be easily converted to bum coal, gas, or oil. The moat flexible furnace on the market—tops in COMFORT. ECONOMY. CONVENIENCE. For all size homes— all kinds of fuel. TELEPHONE NO. 256 LOUIS L. HILL POSTVILLE, IOWA GREEfl COLOniRL fURnRCE SERVICE Upon 1 vo- The Postville, was introduced, call of the roll five Councilman vo. ted "Aye." "Nays:" none. Tht Mayor dcclnred said resolution duly adopted. Upon motion duly made mid seconded and unanimously carried, it was decided that no poll tax for the year 1,948 would be levied. Upon motion the meeting adjourned. Joseph B. Steele, Town Clerk. M. C. Deering. Mayor. Special Meeting: , A special meeting of the Town Council was held In the Council Rooms. Memorial Hall, at 7:30 o'clock P, M.. on January 12, 1913, Willi Mayor M. C. Deering presiding. All the Cor.ncilmcn wore present. The Mayor read the notice of the meeting which stated that the pur- ise thereof was to consider ap- I"' plication of Arthur Rlcker for cigarette license. The Clerk present/*! of Arthur RicW forlj ense, with fee and boS and upon motion iiulv J seconded and unnnlmSJf the . Clerk was eiwffl den State and Iowa. cigarette license to Arife Upon motion th c Z j owned. * Joseph B. Steele To« M. C. Deering, Mayor. BACK FROM CAliirafll Gene Groth returned m day night from his 20 JL in Los Angeles, Calif. fijll§l§ companied on the trip, (JlljKjH by Joe Rothmeycr and G^B ^S of Monona and Duane SB! McGregor. Gene opfajlfflKHl there was considerable dJlfSfi the temperature bc hv %1^S8S| Wmm Mill *i !\t ;i •wn * ... IS AN OLD-TIME SONG^T? Idable Did you ever see a dream burning— it sonf/at all. The dream we mean here w home that you have dreamed about and planned and worked and saved for un i have it for your own. Nero fiddled while burned, but when your own home burns.^.^ not so pleasant. it «ieci Care Will Help Prevent Firei • was Let 's Be Careful At AH Timei. nw w tr and Fire insurance won't prevent fires but Did You Ever See Dream Walking- mc fro jy of luneeini . forme inci n r Bein rest to help rebuild if you do have a fire. Do you have enough of the right kind o ;'irjT"«i Itcher blican htlp insurance ? If not, may we help you? Turner Insurance Agency- "Complete Insurance Service" 3E |1 one >o>far » conc< y wil ery ca n cr a b Lara post rig* GRAND OPENING of the Clermont Cafe Sunday, February 1 - - - Featuring - - Chicken Ham and Steaks CLERMONT GAFE Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Schultz 3 Unions Block Labor Peace—Refuse Wage Boos Already Accepted by 1J other Railroad Unions! JB'S le dei fori h six • The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and the Switchmen's Union of North America, representing 125,000 railroad employes, have refused to accept the offer of the Railroads of a wage increase of 15% cents an hour. This is the same increase awarded, 1,000,000 non-operating employes by an arbitration board in September, 1947. This is the same increase accepted by 175,000 conductors, trainmen and switchmen by agreement on November 14,1947. Agreements have been made with 1,175,000 employes, represented by nineteen unions. But these three unions, representing only 125,000 men, are'trying to get more. They are demanding also many new working rules not embraced in the settlement with the conductors and trainmen. Incidentally, the Switchmen's Union of North America represents only about 7% or all railroad switchmen, the other 93% being represented by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and covered by' the settlement with that union. Strike Threat The leaders of these three unions spread a strike ballot while negotiatipns were still in progress. This is not a secret vote but is taken by union leaders and votes are signed by the employes in the presence of union representatives. When direct negotiations failed, the leaders of these three unions refused to join the railroads in asking the National Mediation Board to attempt to settle the dispute, but the Board took jurisdiction at the request of the carriers and has been earnestly attempting since November 24, 1947, to bring about a settlement. The Board on January 15, 1948, announced its inability to reach a mediation settlement. The leaders of the unions rejected the request of the Mediation Board to arbitrate. The railroads accepted. What Note? The Unions having refused to arbitrate, the Railway Labor Act provides for the appointment of a fact-finding board by tho President. The railroads feel it is due shippers, passengers, employes, stockholders, and the general public to know that throughout these negotiations and in mediation, they have not only exerted every effort to reach a fair and reasonable settlement, but they have also met every requirement of the Railway Lnbor Act respecting the negotiation, mediation, and arbitration of labor disniiti>« any j that ave o non •ve il labor disputes. employes, and those among thc higM** can successfully maintain the threat of "V- alyzing strike against the interest of w£u tire country—and against 90 per « n,ol T}Wigj fellow employes. The threat or a strike cannot J ustlf jL £SSS9SS ing more favorable conditions to l^^-VJH ploycs than have already been put in Jg am for 1,176,000. nor will it alter the offrtrfiOIJ of the railroads to unwarranted ^fflMM creases or to changes in working rulWjjPig arc not justified. Jmom A glance at the bos shows what '^wuu represented by the Engineers ""V ^XGi make. They are among the highest tfTSffl thc ranks of labor in the United State* WJj thc highest. .1BK Here is a comparison of average annual earn- £5Ll f ?.^£».and Compare these wages with what you make) tutaanai •Mllmlfi >nal tinlw firemen for 1939 (pro- war) and 1947. ^ shown is what 194? earnings would have been ,f the 15M cents Per hour increase, of- fared by the railroads and rejected by the union leaders, ha<f been meffectthroughoutth" entire year 1947 1 »l ll ENGINEERS Road Freight ....$3,966 (Local and Way) Road Passenger 3,6iU Road Freight CThrough). 3,147 Yard 2,749 Road Freight 2.738 (Local and Way) Road Pm«enger 2,734 Road FrelffM < T> 1W inn bnan ten* 81 IB »6,126 5,309 > 4,884 4,081' 4,683 4,644 3,460 Road Freight (Through) i ^ - 01 actual fi K u «» for tint eight months. $6,757 6.025 6,169 4,539 5,268 5,166 3,8*1 western RAILROADS 105 , WEST ADAMS STB tux We are at first uuuu arum* mattai* »,i,;„ir'" v r~""="« w» WK wiw yw nwtter. which an important to everybody- •CHICAGO S. 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