Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 4, 1948 · Page 8
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February 4, 1948

Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

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\ PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE •HlBttAI Jl r POSTVILLE. IOWA WEDNESDAY, We don't know a thing about weather predictions, but yesterday, ground hog's day. was clear, crisp and cold. And according to the prognosticators we should have six weeks more of winter. If -vve can count aright on our calendar, that's about the time we ordinarily move into spring in this section of the country. So what? * » • * » The Iowa Conservationist, the monthly magazine published by the Iowa Conservation Commission carries a column named "Wardens' Tales." human interest stories game wardens send in from their fields of activities. Here's one from Frank Starr who has the Buena Vista and Cherokee county area: "I sure feel like the proverbial eager beaver. 1 was working with the Storm Lake Boy Scouts on a winter feeding program in v.-hich we were u*ing Christmas trees with which to build feeding stations. The Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, our local paper, had asked the good people to put their Christmas trees out on die parking where the Boy Scouts would pick them up by truck. There was a lot of snow on the ground and some of the trees were placed in the drifts in an upright position. Some were frozen in the snow and it took a lot of pulling to get them loose. I saw one that still had considerable tinsel hanging from the branches. I went inio the yard to get it but it stuck tight. I was jerking and pulling for all I was worth when the front door of the house opened and a raan stuck his head out, asking in no uncertain terms what I was trying to do. It was then that I discovered that the tree was growing there and had been decorated during the holidays. After I explained what we were doing everything was cleared up and we had a good laugh. Boy, I'm sure glad I didn't pull that tree out by the roots." * » * * * And this district's George Kaufman of Lansing who has the Allamakee-Clayton territory, gives this encouraging picture of our native grouse: "In rambling over the hills I find that there is a great increase in the ruffed grouse population. Nearly every place that has habitat for grouse contains from one to a dozen birds. I do not know why. but every time I flush one it gives me a big thrill. I think one reason for the increase this year was the wet spring which kept down the burning of the hills and brush land. Why land-owners burn off these places is mere than I can understand. Burning is very bad and does no good to man, birds, mammals, sci! or timber- and stimulates rapid water runoff and erosion of our steep hill slopes." * # * * * Rudy Heins came in all hot and bothered last Thursday to tell us he had spotted a pair of robins feeding in south Postville that day. (Must be the same ones that we reported a few weeks ago in that locality.) * * » * * Exhibiting the new half dollar which carries the likeness of Benjamin Franklin. Treasury Secretary Snyder tells the country he hopes it will be a reminder of the virtues of thrift. Hmmmm ! Look who's telling whom about what!—Independence Bulletin-Journal. The same paper is the source of the item telling of a group cf Independence peace officers who attended a northeastern Iowa policemen's meeting in Oelwein recently. Police Chief Fred Greene of Independence upon leaving the meeting place discovered that someone had taken his brand new gloves and left behind an old worn-out pair for hira. He shoulda called the cops. « * * * * A letter from Mrs. Ben F. Overbeck, who with her husband recently left for California, says: "We had a delightful trip out here. Keith flew from Berkeley. Calif., to St. Louis to help Mr. Overbeck drive the car through to San Kruno. But this California sunshine hasn't been too good for me. I've been ill since arriving here, but hope to regain my health soon. Ben is working as an assistant to the head | gardener of four school grounds. ] In setting out shrubbery and putting in new lawns, he has found plenty of fish worms or bait, which he was tempted to box and send back to the ardent Postville fisher men, but was afraid that Harvey Douglass and Ace Bush might object to receiving livestock via U. S. mail. Would you please send our Herald to the following address beginning with the second week of February? We are with our son at present, but hope to have an apartment of our own soon. Mrs. Ben F. Overbeck, 508 Lomita Ave., Lomita Park, Calif." • • * * • Irvin L. Thomson, former Postville barber who now is a Milwaukee railroader at Perry, Iowa, sends in his remittance for another year's "news from up among the hills." He says, "I note you have had some coolish -weather. So have we, but not so rough as it's been up there The wind blows aplenty here, but it's not as penetrating as up there in northeastern Iowa. However, at Council BlufTs it's another story along that dirty old Missouri River—the wind there just goes right through everything. We have no snow here—it just blew away. But west of here some 30 or 40. miles there is some, a few inches, and on down to Council Bluffs." ***** Mr. and Mrs. Chris Waters of Decorah write to have their Herald sent hereafter to 4914 49th Avenue. Seattle. Wash., where they will make an extended visit to their sister-in-law and nephew, Mrs. Cora McNair, and son, Edwin. They say. "We are leaving Decorah February 4; and we would be very much pleased to receive the Herald while there to keep in touch with the old home town news." ***** A card from the Erwin Hull family advises us to change the address on their- Herald from Allerton to Armada, Michigan, where they have purchased a home in town. "It sure has been cold here and we have quite a bit of snow,'' says Mrs. Hull, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Ellis of this city. ***** The Strawberry Point Press- Journal comments that the folks who are spending the winter in warmer climes are really doing us a favor this winter. They're not using precious oil to heat their homes here. » * * * * A business man in Guttenberg applied for his 1948 license tags saying "please send me the tags that will permit me to drive on the roads of Clayton county," says the Guttenberg Press. They were returned with a note that read: "These will not only permit you to drive on the roads of Clayton County, but on all the roads in the state of Iowa and also on all the roads in the United States and if a certain presidential candidate is elected, you will probably be able to drive on all the roads in Russia with them too." ****** The best way to fight fires is to prevent them before they start. Iowa Leads Nation In Planes and Pilots, Survey Indicates towa City, Iowa, Feb. '3.—In proportion to its population, Iowa has both more airplanes and more private pilots than the national average. This was revealed here by pre liminary figures from a state aero nautics survey just completed by the University of Iowa for the Iowa Aeronautics commission. Of 1760 airplanes in Iowa in 1947, over 1000 were owned and used by private fliers, according to the survey Agues. One Iowan in 2500 had a private plane at his service. In 1947 neatfy 9000 Iowans held private pilot's licenses granted by the U. S. Civil Aeronautics adminis tration. This indicates a ratio of one private plane to nine pilots. The survey declares that private flying is the basis of Iowa aviation Its figures show that of about 200 airports in Iowa, only 13 sell gaso line of higher quality than that re quired for small, private planes. Private planes, says the survey have proved themselves to Iowa farmers and business men by being a sound financial investment. Used for business, a four-passenger priv ate plane may cost as little as two cents a passenger-mile. This figure, says the survey, includes gasoline, airplane insurance, hangar rent maintenance, and depreciation. The survey particularly cites the increasing use of airplanes by Iowa Flying Farmers. Aerial surveys and crop-dusting are only the beginning of the airplane's usefulness on the farm. As signs for the future, the survey calls attention to airport shopping centers, airborne repairs for farm machinery, and farmers' buying and selling trips. NEARLY MADE IT. Thought Qems CHARITY. The man who confers a kindness should be silent concerning it; he who receives it should proclaim it. —Seneca. ***** He gives not best who gives most; but he gives most who gives best.— Warwick. ***** Give work rather than alms 'to the poor. The former drives out indolence, the latter industry.— Tryon Edwards. ***** That charity is bad which takes from independence its proper pride, and from mendicity its proper shame.—Southey. ***** "Charity sufiereth long and is kind," but wisdom must govern charity, else love's labor is lost and giving is unkind.—Mary Baker Eddy. ***** The charities that soothe, and heal, and bless, lie scattered at the feet of men like flowers.—Wordsworth. At Denison, postmaster Henry Finnern is wishing some one had bought just a few more stamps. Sales last year totaled $39,298; just $704 short of the $40,000 mark which would have made Denison a first class postoffice. The postoffice is not allowed to solicit business and no one there knew of the "close race" being made. A New Hampshire Red pullet on a farm near Exira was entitled to an extra large cackle last week. She produced an egg measuring seven and one-half inches around and four inches in length. The weight, six and a half-ounces, was about three times that of an ordinary egg.' The hen belongs to Jimmy Mendenhall. DANCE WHITE SPRINGS BALLROOM McGregor, Iowa SAT., FEB. 7 Music By MISSISSIPPI NITE HAWKS COMING—Saturday, Feb. 14th: Carl Steele's House of Swing THE DRAMATICS DEPARTMENT OF POSTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL — will present — •In the School Auditorium Tuesday, February 10 Curtain at 8:00 o'clock p. m. The Bishop's Candlesticks" » By Norman McKinnel Red Carnations By Glenn Hughes Sparkin' By E. P. Cankle These plays produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, New York, under the direction of Miss Doris Allred THE PUBLIC IS CORDIALLY INVITED! Farm Forestry Again Under State's Control Administration of the Iowa farm forestry program has reverted to the State Conservation Commission. During the war, when lumber was considered a strategic item, the Federal Forest Service, Milwaukee, had charge of this area, according to R. B. Campbell, extension forester at Iowa State College. The Conservation Commission forestry program includes an action program, with forester employees working directly with Iowa timber owners in selecting trees for cutting. They help farmers in planning proper management practices for future development, growth and profits from their woodlots. The foresters work with sawmill operators, help find markets for surplus lumber and assist farmers in getting timbers for home use sawed and cured. Allowance Gives Child Experience in Planning Johnny's first experience with Christmas money may have done more for him than you think. At least that's the opinion of Mrs. Alma H. Jones, Iowa State College extension specialist in child development and family relationships. A child's income should start when ho has a need for It and when he indicates a desire for money by asking for it. It should allow for saving, giving and spending for some regular necessities, such as socks, hair ribbons, lunch or school supplies. A small amount should be included for special needs or for pleasure. Saving may begin when the child indicates n desire for something that costs more money than he has. But it should be for small sums and for short periods to begin with. Every child, says Mrs. Jones, lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll RifleShoot Under Auspices of Postville Gun and Rifle Club MEMORIAL HALL — POSTVILLE Sunday, Febr'y 8 Shoot starts at 11 a. m. and continues all day SHOOT FOR PRIZES! SHOOT IN YOUR OWN CLASS By picking your own squad Sandwiches and Coffee will be on sale at the range. FLOYD WARREN and his RADIO RAMBLERS will appear at the DANCE PALACE OSSIAN, IOWA Monday, February 9 You've heard them on the radio; now come and dance to their scintillating dance tunes. We are opening a Bakery in Ossian Saturday, Febr y 7 and will cater to the public needs in BREAD ROLLS PASTRIES and solicit your patronage FREE COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS SERVED SATURDAY Waldron s Bakery John and William Waldron should have experience in earn- j„g money of his own as a part of his education When he cams money at homo, howovhl be for special duties r 'i for regular chores. > rV',#t MR;. FARMER: CHECK THESE BOLSON HOG FEEDS BOI.SON'S SOK HI-TEST MINERAL PROTEIN CONN UOLSON'S 20f f MO AND SOW MEAL UOLSON'S 15^ COMPLETE HOG FEED Nrxl lime you are In town please stop at our pla ( . c over these Bolson Hog Feeds. Wc arc sure one of"th"'"^ into your hojr program. Kalsc your 1948 pig crop |h e null }mit •»»*. - - • -"uqiMlal • Vou will raise better pigs and you will get them h sooner on a lot less feed. jMWtni THE FARMERS STORE, Postville, hrfjjgj m McCormick-Deeriir- • MILKING hapmrj MCCORMICK • PEERING There's no time lost in the dairy barn whenyou uscaMcCORMICK-DEHUNG Milker. 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