Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 3, 1948 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 3, 1948
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PAOB EIGHT. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, i^j IX there's such a thing as a "lucky" fire, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schultz think they had it at their home Sunday. With their three children trapped in the burning house, asleep in their rooms, it just happened that their hired man should glance toward the house and saw smoke pouring out of it. Ordinarily chore's keep them from having a full view of the house and the fire may have gotten much more o* a headway before being discovered. Fires usually produce freakish things, like in cyclones. At the Schultz fire the heat melted a toy whistle into a round ball of metal, but the piano standing in the same room, "was in good tune' when Mrs. Schultz pounded the keys for a test Monday morning. ***** The value of the rural fire truck was also proven Sunday again Within n few minutes after the alarm was sounded, the truck was at the scene of the fire. The firemen used a minimum of water, about 200 gallons, to put out the blaze. It has often been said that water causes more damage at a fire ihan the flames, but with careful, sympathetic firemen on the job, as those who man the local country equipment, damage has been held to a minimum at the fires they have attended. ***** Much has been published and spoken concerning the dangers' of automobiles and trucks passing school buses while these are picking up or discharging children along the highways. Most people are obeying the Iowa laws, but local school bus drivers register complaints of others who continue to disregard the law covering this offense. This week we received the following letter from Mr. K. T. Cook, superintendent of the Postville schools, which we publish in full for the information of the general public: "The Iowa law states that: "The driver of a vehicle upon a highway outside of a business or residence district upon meeting or overtaking any school bus which has stopped upon the highway, shall come to a complete stop and then may proceed with due caution for the safe ty of any children in no event in excess of ten miles per hour in passing such school bus." "I realize that you know the above provisions and have attempt ed in the Postville Herald to help educate the public in this regard) This past cooperation is appreciated but the Postville bus drivers ; port to me that occasionally some local driver violates this law; "It does not seem to me that any local driver would violate this law unless ho were ignorant of its provisions. These violations must stop before one of our students is seriously injured or killed. Accordingly I am writing this yetter to urge you to give further help in pub licizing this law. ''Sincerely. K. T. Cook." Just about the most tickled kid in town Monday was Jane Ann Meyer. We were making ou rounds Monday forenoon when she called to us through the window of the Meyer apartment over the hatchery: "come on up and see me, Biily-Boy," (she always calls tis thatV Jane Ann had just re turnt-d from the hospital where she had undertone an appendectomy, and she was overjoyed at bein home again. But what also pleased ' "Tier were the many gifts her friends had brought her while at the hos- pitaL There were toilet articles men don't know too much about but which delight the female of the species; she had a stack of V. S currency with Lincoln's and Washington's pictures on them in keeping with the anniversaries of these great men which we observed in the month Jane Ann was confined and any number of other gifts. "No wonder some people like to be sick," said Jane Ann. "Look at the presents they get." , ***** In conversation with William H Behrens Monday, we learned that he has been busy since being awarded the contract for paving streets and alleys in Postville. We asked him if he would be ready to start on the project come May 1, he answered, "I'm rarin' to go just as soon as spring finally gives me the proper weather conditions." » * * * * Mrs. Miles Ames was a Herald office caller Saturday afternoon and when she observed the files of 1923 from which we were writing the 25-years-ago items, she recalled that she graduated -from Postville high school as Iva Mae Burns that ' long ago. (We can't say more than that ar we'd reveal her age.) A. letter from Pauline Ellis and Gttfmde Bachtell of Evanston, 111.. Mtyft "We M enjoy the paper so twaefe. Of course, now there are mvii) mi more strange names, but *m *ai lim name* of many we jk-mw, Vtumy always enjoys his i* Portvme—it't still home. •^umMm^Sm m," Ralph Prescott, Passes At Spokane February 14 H. E. Roberts of this city has received word that his cousin, Ralph Prescott, formerly of this city, had passed away at his home in Spokane, Wash,, Saturday, February 14. Following is an obituary of Mr. Prescott: Alva Ralph Prescott was born in Postville, Iowa. May 3, 1875, the son of Alva R. Prescott and Lydia Easton Prescott. He graduated from Postville high school in 1890; attended Grinnell College for two years and Valder Business College in Decorah. He was married to Jennie Fellows in Lansing. May 28. 1901. He learned the trade of printer in the office of the Waukon Standard; later was connected with the Waukon Republican. In 1899 he became one of the proprietors of the New Hampton Courier and through the succeeding years was editor of the Decorah Public' Opinion; the Hector tMinn.) Mirror and the LeRoy (Minn.) Independent. He served one term. 1911 to 1915, as postmaster of Le Roy. He went to Kamiah. Idaho, in June 1918 and purchased the Kamiah Progress: later acquiring interests in the Stites Enterprises and Kooskia Mountaineer. In 1942 Mr. and Mrs. Prescott moved to Spokane, Wash., where he became associated with the printing firm of Maag and . Porter and later with the Shaw Borden Printing Co. until his health failed. He was a member of the Central Methodist church of Spokane. He is survived by his widow, one daughter. Mrs. Clifford Anderson, of Spokane: one son, Robert, of Placentia. Calif.; one sister, Mrs. C. R. Williams, of San Jose, Calif, and four grandchildren. Former Postville Boy Given Medal in Paris Private Kenneth Fischer, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fischer, of Janesville. Wis., former Postville residents, has been awarded the World War II victory medal for his wartime service with the armed forces. He is now stationed at the First Field Command of the American Graves Registration command in the U. S. occupation zone of Germany. The award was made in Paris. \ Kenneth, who attended the Post ville schools before the famijy moved to Janesville, Wis., •"is a grandson of Fred Dreier. KETTELKAMP BUYS TOP GILT IN POLAND CHINA SALE Dr. E. G. Kettelkanip of the Har- dindale Farms near Hardin, bought the top gilt at the Iowa Poland China' Breeders sale in Des Moines last week for S400. The animal is from the herd of Walter Busse, Oakland, one of the nation's outstanding breeders of Poland Chinas. Kettelkamp also purchased a fall gilt from herd of Brown & Brown. Hampton; a bred sow from the herd of Casper Peterson and Son of Northfield. Minn., and another from ihe herd of Emmet & Sons of Mason Citv. all in the'same sale. FERTILIZER MEETING POSTPONED TO MARCH 10 The fertilizer demonstration meeting originally scheduled for today at Postville high school has been postponed to Wednesday, March 10, at 1:30 o'clock. All farmers are invited. Our only hope to expand meat production in the next two years is to step up hog output. Iowa State College farm economists say. ek front McGregor to acevcm route two Mo- It's Moving Time In Northeastern Iowa MiV John Bray and sons, Irffoyd and Dawrence, this week Jnoved from Froelich to the Elmcr.''Luebka farm near Postville Junction. A new housfe has been ^erected for them on this place. / The V. HoH^y famjfy have moved the past wee their new pla^._ nona, f\ Harold J. Lerith ihoved this week from the Landt farm^ncar Luana to . the fornCer Moon place near Farmersburg. whichl Mix Lenth purchased/ last year. The ^Robert Foels family are occupying The L&Bjclt fin-m. \ /"The Clarence Wahls family moVfcd this week from the Meyer farm west of the creamery to the house they' bought in Postville of John Schultz. The Harold Mohs family moved Saturday into the apartment over Emil's Place, north of the Herald office. The Ed Nigon family who were occupying the apartment, have moved to Rochester, Minn., where Mr. Nigon has accepted a position with an REA cooperative. Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Jensen moved this week from the Mrs. Lena B. pecker ,farm, northwest of town, to a place near Minneapolis, Minn. Harlan Koopman has rented the Meeker place for the coming year. Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Heins are now living on the Walter Ruckdaschel place, the former Blake Rathfaun farm, west of Postville. The James Hangartner family moved the fore part of the week from the former Fred Miene place south of town to the former Ambrose Arnold farm near Castalia which Jim bought last year from Lester Martens. The latter and his family have moved to a farm south of Decorah. Lloyd Keehner of Monona who purchased the Miene place, moved there after the Han- gartners vacated. /The Harold Turner family moved to Postville this week, and the Will Hemesath family, who bought the Turner farm last year, moved onto it from near Clermont Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Loren Meyer who lived in the house the Turners purchased from Mrs. Geo. J. Schroeder. have moved to the house on the Meyer farm west of the creamery, and Mrs. Ethel Meyer has taken a room in the Mrs. Harley Hills home. New Rose May Change Landscapes of Iowa The current issue of the "Iowa Conservationist," monthly publication of the State Conservation Commission, carries a descriptive article on multiflora rose. The rose, new to most Iowans, is highly regarded by conservationists for living fences, erosion control and game cover. Paul Leaverton, Assistant Superintendent of Game, in his article, points out that , "The fence rose, with its masses of pinkish-white blossoms that literally cover the plant, adds much to the attractiveness of the landscape. The flowers are followed by an abundance of small red fruits that remain attached to the plant throughout the winter months." He continues. "The value of the rose to farm owners as a durable and inexpensive fence is highly recommended by the United States Soil Conservation Service for fencing purposes." Multiflora rose, when planted with spacings of twelve to eighteen inches, will confine all livestock. The rose does not spread or sap the soil and grows to a maximum height and width of eight feet. Although many nurseries do not have multiflora rose for distribu- ONLY ABC HAS THE A-B-C -O -Matic WASHER —Eliminates all hand rinsing. —Automatically rinses and deposits clothes in basket. —Introduces a new and scientific principle of washing and rinsing. —Reduces total washing time to minutes instead of hoars. —Requires no more water- hot or cold—than conventional washers. —Makes washing a tidy and effortless operation. L O. KOEVENIG HARDWARE tion this season, others do have it at about $40.00 to $50.00 per thousand. Copies of the February "Conservationist" containing the article on multiflora rose may be secured cost free by writing the Conservation Commission, 914 Grand, Des Moines. Easter Seal Campaign Making Good Progress Early returns in the annual Easter Seal sale campaign now in progress in Allamakee county have been favorable, according to Dr. J. S. Cameron, chairman. Funds derived from the campaign which closes March 28 are the major source of revenue of the County Society for Crippled Children ancf the Disabled. Dr. Cameron pointed out that during the past year 58 persons from Allamakee county were aided by the society. This included 12 women and 12 men over 21 years of age, as. well as 17 girls and 17 boys. Age range of the handicapped persons helped was from three to 70 years. Actual types of assistance given by the Allamakee County Society for Crippled Children and the Disabled, according to Dr. Cameron, included home employment, recreational materials, appliances, equipment, boarding home care, and the Spastic Club of Iowa. He explained that the voluntary nature of the organization which is supported by friends enables it to carry on a flexible program. Work done by the Iowa Society for Crippled Children and the Disabled/and its affiliated county organizations is not duplicated by any Bther agency, Dr. Cameron said. I The Society gives help to all ages of handicapped, he emphasized, regardless of race, creed or color. Dr. Cameron pointed out that most disabled children can be educated; can patiently be taught to speak; can be trained to walk and can learn the simple functions that come naturally to other persons. "Because of the program of the Iowa Society for Crippled Children and the Disabled," Dr. Cameron said, "many Iowans are being saved from being a complete burden on relatives or public funds. Probably the most important of all. everything possible is done to restore their self confidence and help them to become happier citizens." News items from the Phoenix Flame: "Miss Fay King was overcome by gas 'while taking a bath. She owes her life to the watchfulness of the janitor of her apartment building." ' Can Further Increase Yields of Iowa Timber While Iowa's limbcrland production has been increasing the lust few years, yield can still be tripled under good management practices, says Richard B. Campbell, extension forester at Iowa State College. Farmers, with 98 percent of the timberland in the state, caii make good use of eroded land by planting trees. Campbell says. At the same time they will receive income from the land, conserve water, soil and wildlife, and expand recreational facilities. Good management of wooded areas and efficient cutting of timber would eliminate much of the waste that now exists. Yields could be stepped up without cutting a larger volume than can bo grown each year. Campbell has a few well-defined donts for good timber management: 1. Don't make your woodlands do double duty by using them for pasture. Undergrowth is destroyed and young trees eulen ofl'. 2. Don't cut trees in your woodlot indiscriminately. Cut wisely, so new growth is' coming on at all times. Cut only mature trees. 3. Don't clear marginal and sub- Get One of These Hi-Speed Gas Toasters 89c Toasts quickly on top of your kitchen stove. NYBERG'S FARM & HOME SUPPLY marginal land for use as pasture or for crops. Much of this land will not give as high returns tinder cultivation ns it would under good forest management •i. Don't damage your remaining stand when removing mature timber. Such damage discourages reproduction. At present, as much as 50 percent of the volume of some trees cut is left in (he woods, Campbell says. Permanent Settlement of Iowa. Permanent settlement of Iowa began on June 1. 1833. Such towns as Burlington and Dubuque are therefore as old as Chicago. NO VACATIONS. Dick Kornelsel of Odebolt doi believe in vocations. After ( in business, 40 of them in 1 dvy cleaning plant in Oflebolu has never had a vacation nA for one day last year. Then i| 1 n light stroke to get him off th e jj Early Council BlulTs p, w : The first Council Bluffs r ltl paper WRS the Frontier Guardii established by Orson Hyd e , a J man leader, in 1840. it ' Wa! ,j first newspaper on the ii Ppct] souri. BUY THEM AT OUR STORE ... SEE HOW HUSKY AND STR&NG THEY ARE Oi course you want chicks that have the stamina to. live and grow fast. Chicks that turn out to be heavy producers with a long laying life. That's the kind we sell— chicks with, a breeding and feeding program behind them. Beiore you place your order this year, come in and see for yourself what big. vigorous looking chicks they are. They're Bred Right to Lay Right! WHEN YOU COME IN... SEE 'EM GROW ON STARTENA You can see how well our chicks live and grow on Purina Chick Startena right in our store, to show the job Startena does. It's America 's Javorite... / and this year PURINA STARTENA if Batter than Ever for Life and Growth THI STOftt WITH THi CHECKERBOARD SIGN MEYER'S Four-County Hatchery Telephone No. 234 Postville, Iowa RUGS , JUST RECEIVED | We have just received a brand new | shipment of Rug's in many new designs | and patterns—and they're so good we'd 1 like to throw out all the ones we have in; | our home and put these new ones in their: | place. But we want our customers to | share in them too. j Come in and make your selections] | now. We know you 'll like them too. | Louis Schutte & Sons I Largest Furniture Stock In Northeastern Iowa] NOTICE OF Annual Meeting OF THE —ALLAMAKEE - CLAYTON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. at the —— SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, Postville SATURDAY, MARCH 13 . The tenth annual meeting of this Cooped] tive will start with registration which sho" be done before 11:00 a. m. Open House for members at our new bu^ mg will be held between 9:00 and 11:00 a. ft and all members are invited to inspect our iW| modern quarters. ' Members will be served dinner in two 4 the local churches from 11:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. «| and tickets will be given indicating to wh" church you are to go. The business meeting will convene at m p. m., at the high school auditorium. EarlW dom, executive secretary of the Iowa Bug Electric Cooperative Association, will be tftj mam speaker during the program which M lows the business meeting. 1 Free Dinner Will Be Served At Nocft Entertainment and Attendance Allamakee-Clayton Elected Cooperative, Inc. KERM1T JAMES, ^Manager

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