Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 17, 1948 · Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, [Marginal "Notes-- Bill No doubt can now remain that spring is near at hand. All signs indicate KS much, F'rinstance. Saturday morning a young blade paraded up and down our streets wearing a new style straw hat. He did this in spite of the three-foot snow banks that lined the curbs and the chilly below-zero temperature of the night before . . . Then Monday morning. "Fat" Meyer, he who carries the mails on route 1. called us over and confidential-like reported having seen two woodchucks down in the Yellow River country frisking about as though 10 expend some of the energy stored up during the long winter months. More robins are reported, too. Folks out for a Sunday drive report seeing fishermen lining the banks of nearby creeks and actual ly catching nice strings of chubs and suckers. So spring is returning to Iowa. (We've gotta get that lawn' mower down to Pearl Ellis' shop before the rush starts.) * # » * # The gloom was so thick in Postville last Friday morning, you could almost cut it with a knife— and a dull one at that. It was all because our Pirates had been eliminated from the state series of basketball tournaments at Waterloo the night before by a well-balanced Oelwein quintet. Half of the townspeople and as many from the country' must have followed the team to the cattle congress hippo- drome where the game was played. All agree our lads gave a good account of themselves —and after all, four points from entering the state's select group is no disgrace. That was the margin o* Oelwein's victory-; and for the season five points separated the Pirates from a perfect win streak of 23 straight games. The Pirates and their coaches. Messrs. Babcock and Starcevich. are to be congratulated on their successful season—and here 's hoping the conquerors, the Shop City quint, goes on to take the state tourney in Iowa City. That •would stick a feather in their hats ! * * » * » Postville entertained 2.000 or more members of the REA Saturday and the old home town took am all the appearances of Big-Four fair time. Unfortunately piles of snow lined the streets and the warm sun that day made a mess of things even in our well-paved town. In that respect a meeting date during the summer when Postville's well- kept homes and lawns would show us off to strangers more advantageously, might be a better plan. But one thing is certain, a 'meeting at that time would over-tax us for parking space and for accomoda­ tions to feed the multitudes. Rather than 2,000 members, four or five thousand would assemble for the meeting—and we wouldn't have a ha^l large enough to accomodate them. The REA folks have the right time picked for the meeting, ail things considered, and over a period of years all members eventually get here to attend them. We overheard one group of women chatting while their men-folks •were up at the school house attending the business session. Saic the talkative one, "The other day I called up the refrigerator repair man when the machine didn't function right. He came out and when I answered his knock at the door he said. Good morning. Mrs. L i understand there's some- 1 thing in the house that wont work.' And my reply was. -Yes. he's upstairs getting an extra hour's sleep this morning.'" 1. Women are so inconsiderate.) '* * * * X And another sign of spring came to our attention yesterday afternoon. In fact, it was hauled right up to our front office door by Ed Gass of Grand Meadow township. Ed came to town to do some shopping and when he went to remove some articles from the rear compartment of his combination car- truck, there staring htm straight in the eye was a real, live, honest-to- goodness opossum, the southern darkey's piece de resistence. We asked Ed what he'd do with him., and back came the answer, "Oh, I'll take him back to the farm to join up with his mate. It's spring y'know." » • • • • It is a well known fact that the teacher's day can be trying and tiring. But sometimes a little hu mor eases the pressure. The other evening Mr. Cosmire, principal up at Postville high school, told of such an instance. As we recall his story, he asked a member of his class, "What is density?" And the lad, apparently thinking of the basketball game to be played that night, replied, "I can't define it. but I can give you an illustration." The opening was too good to pass up, so Prof. Gosmire came back with, "The illustration is good. Sit down." Oelwein Blasts Pirates Out of Sub-State Meet March is one of the five months that does not contain a legal holiday for Iowans. The other four months are April, June, August, and October. (Continued from page 1) oral records for future Pirate teams to shoot at. Accomplishments of the team include the county championship, the Upper Iowa Conference championship, the sectional championship, the district championship, n nineteen game winning streak, twenty- one wins and two losses for the season, extension of the conference winning streak to fifteen games, and twelve consecutive wins on the home floor. Only five points separated the team from a perfect season as their two defeats were by one and four point margins. lit compiling this record,' the team put together a 24.8 defensive average and a 37.1 offensive average for a 12.3 edge over all opponents. Some exceptionally fine ball players finished their high school basketball careers for Postville. Bcrnie Martins, who has almost become a permanent fixture on Postville teams, will no longer be around to get the rebounds and to hold the opposing center to a minimum of points. Bernie's dependability will sorely be missed next year. Jim Malone's ability to bring the ball down the floor and his ability to score from his guard position will leave a big gap to close. Bob Douglass, a good rebounder and a fine defensive player, who supplied the spark when the going got tough, will be missed at his guard position. Howard Hills, small but mighty, was a real scrapper and was a good floor man. Ken Peake, who didn't see much action but showed signs of becoming a top performer will be gone. along with Jim Koevenig who suffered a knee injury early in the season. ' Bright Prospects for 1948-49. Even though Postville will lose all these boys by graduation, the outlook isn't too dim for next year. Seven different underclassmen broke into the lineup during the season, and two were regulars. Dean Gunderson, the team's highest scorer, and Don Heins, a real comer in late season, will be on hand along with Eugene Rima. a good set shot. Jack Schultz, a good rebounder and a top scrapper. Merle Meyer, a rugged boy who may develop into a top performer, Jim Waters, a good shot and a team player. Roger Christofferson. a smooth passer and team performer. In addition, there are other boys from a good reserve team that may make the starting lineup when another year rolls around. John Hoth. 'a big boy vyith a good eye. Jack Overeen a little fellow with fine coordination. Virgil Martins, another good rebounder, and Luther Heins. Coming up from the junior high team are half a dozen boys with good possibilities. Records kept on the team indicate the number of games played, the number of shots taken, the number of shots made, the field goal percentage, the number of free throws made, the number of free throws missed, the free throw percentage, personal fouls, rebounds, total points and the average points per game, are as follows: I Discuss Civic Problems At Commercial Club A good attendance was • recorded at last Thursday night's Commercial Club meeting considering the fact that many members were at Waterloo to attend the basketball game. Dinner served by Mrs. Arnold Schutte and her assistants consisted of breaded Iowa pork loins: escalloped Irish cobblers; Hawkeyc dish a la corn: graham and white bread and Postville creamery butter; apple and cherry pie, coffee. President Earl Abernethy presided at the meeting and the discussion period brought out the need for additional benches in the city- park for the summer band concerts. A committee will be named to. provide these facilities. Topics pertinent to the welfare the community were also discussed and action delayed on these until the next meeting on Thursday evening, April 8. Bond Redemptions Low In Allamakee County Sales of series E savings bonds in Iowa were 198 per cent of redemptions during 1947, a gain of about 80 per cent over the 1946 figure, according to Roger F. Warin, Iowa director of the bond division. Here in Allamakee county which ranked 14th in the state for largest amount of E bonds retained by purchasers, sales of E bonds last year amounted to $1,036,000, whereas redemptions were only $367,000. This latter figure, of course, is for all bonds which had been sold since these popular bonds were offered to the public a number of years ago. Clayton county ranks in 57th place; Fayette in 80th place and Winneshiek in 29th place. In the nation E bond sales-over- redemption figure for 1947 was 106.44 per cent compared to Iowa's 198 percent, which indicates strongly that Iowa will be in a most favorable economic position when these bonds mature and the dollars return to trade channels, Mr. Warin stated in his report.- Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hofer who have been living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Brink, at Waukon, last week moved to Winona. Minn., where Clifford will work for Swift & Co. Mrs. Wm. J. Klingbeil spent the fore part of this week in Iowa City in the home of her son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Seiler, and son, Billy. Mr. and Mrs. Myrl Hicks of Charles City were here Sunday on a visit in the home of Mrs. J. H. W. Schroeder. Trees are important in soil and water conservation, they protect wildlife, and they sometimes add to farm income, says Richard B. Campbell, Iowa State College forester. No farm septic tank should have less than a 500-gallon capacity. SUMMARY OF THE 1947-1948 BASKETBALL SEASON— (23 Games) LeftToWrite By Bob Klauer. Opinions expressed In this column are those of the writer and do not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper. 1 TOM 'S BOY HARRY. That's the name of thetfiew book just off the press, and written by Gene Powell, a Missouri newspaperman. It's the story of Harry S. Truman and' his rise to the presidency of the United States through the notorious Kansas City political machine of the late Tom Pendergast. The book, which is exceptionally well written and supported by much documentary evidence, contains 177 pages, and is illustrated. It is published by the Hawthorn Publishing Company of Jefferson City, Missouri. The author spent much time in research work in compiling the book,,and reproduces many newspaper stories .and .editorials to support the facts which the publication contains. Some of the political dynamite which Powell explodes has been told before, but there is much which is new. Powell brings out that in 1934 Pendergast picked Truman, then an unknown county judge, as his candidate for the U. S. Senate because he wanted to prove that he could elect someone who was practically- unheard of. This he did with fantastic totals rolled up in the Pendergast Kansas City wards which -gave Truman the election in spite of the fact that he was overwhelmingly defeated in all other sections of the state. As a result of his election to the Senate, the book bring out, Mr. Truman later was picked by Roosevelt for vice president, and eventually became president when Mr. Roosevelt died. k FT G Shots Md C' Md Ms P RB TP Ave Douglass 23 129 35 27.1 29 20 59.2 67 146 99 4.3 Malone . 23 239 61 25.5 59 28 67.8 68 74 181 7.9 Martins 23 217 71 32.7 40 45 47.1 49 292 182 7.9 Gunderson 23 238 70 29.4 64 70 47.8 50 117 204 8.9 Hills 21 75 15 20.0 10 .13 43.4 41 18 40 1.9 Rima - 19 34 6 17.6 3 5 37.5 19 7 15 0.8 Heins . 17 145 51 35.2 13 18 41.8 31 49 115 6.7 Peake 15 9 0 00.0 1 5 16.7 6 8 1 0.1 Schulu 14 16 2 12.5. 0 2 00.0 l'l 19 4 0.3 Waters - 10 2 66.7 1 0 100.0 3 3 5 0.5 Christofferson 8 - 4 0 00.0 0 , 1 00.0 6 2 0 0.0 Mever 6< 8 3 37.5 1 0 100.0 6 4 7 1.1 Koevenig 4... . 4 0 0 00.0 0 0 00.0 0 1 0 0.0 Totals 1117- 316 28.3 221 207 51.6 357 740 853 37.1 Opponents 191 189 230 42.7 346 571 24.8 SEE OUR Kromer Sprayer The new, modern KROMER SPRAYER will be on display at our mill this week. We'll be glad to show it and take your order for one. Postville Feed Mill Telephone No. 244 Postville, Iowa Mr. Truman's Troubles. A few weeks ago Mr. Truman was sailing along smofithly toward the Democratic nomination for the presidency. There wasn't a ripple on his political sea, but today its a different story. There are stormy waters ahead and while it is not likely that the waves will be big enough to scuttle his ship in the convention, the going will be rough. The reason for this change is the revolt in the south, which can be traced to the Wallace Third Party drive. This southern rebellion, which at first appeared to be only a "tempest in a teapot," has. developed into a real hurricane and is. now occupying top headlines in the nation's press. It all started when Mr. Truman, in an attempt to counter the Wallace drive from the left, announced his civil rights program. From that moment he ran into trouble in the south, and its since been growing like a rolling snowball. Today there are many Democrats, who agree privately, that Mr. Truman's chances of election, which until recently they considered fair, are now close to the vanishing point. To take Mr. Truman out of the campaign, by blocking his nomination if possible, is the objective of the southerners. In this, however, they probably will not be successful. They know that in 1936, when the party abandoned the two-thirds majority rule to nominate a president, the south lost the one weapon it had used for 100 years to control party nominations. They know too, that with only a simple majority being required, they do not have enough delegates to prevent Mr. Trttmatt's nomination. But their plan is to attempt to convince the president that it will be hopeless for him if he enters (he campaign as the party nominee. What the southerners do know is that the 11 states of the Old Confederacy have n lotal of 127 electoral votes. And they know that Mr. Truman must have these 127 voles to be elected. And that's where the south plans to step into the picture. Already legislation is on the way, in some of these southern states, which will release those electors from party ties. If this is accomplished they could give this block of electoral votes to any candidate they desired. They might even prevent a candidate from receiving the required majority and throw the election into the House of Representatives. This year is expected to see a "shown-down" between Northern and Southern Democrats. The situation does not offer a serious threat to the Republicans because its a certainty that the south's votes would not go to a Republican candidate under any circumstances. But Mr. Truman, or any other Democratic candidate, must have those 127 electoral votes to win. Mr. Truman, however, won't get them, the southerners claim. Yet on the other hand the Democratic party cannot repudiate the president and his administration by refusing him the nomination. So it looks like plenty of trouble for Mr. Truman and his party. Know Your State Government. An important board in the make- tip of the Iowa State Government is the Board of Engineering Examiners. This board was created in 1919 and conducts examinations and is responsible for the licensing of those engaged in the practice of engineering or land surveying. The Board consists of five members, who are appointed by the Governor, for four year terms. Qualifications for membership on the board, among other things, include that they must be at least 35 years of age. must be a professional engineer, have had at least ten years active practice, and be a member in good standing in a recognized state or national engineering society. Clean White Eggs PROPERLY COOLED (Can Best Be Accomplished in Wire Baskets) Command the Highest Price! When Sold On Grade! PRICES: 41c • 38c - 30c Hansen & Matson Co. Temporary quarters back of Phillips 66 Station^ Telephone No. 251 The County Conventions. Republicans of Iowa's 99 counties are holding their county conventions this week for the purpose of selecting... delegates to the State Presidential Delegate Convention in Des Moines, April 2nd. Precinct caucuses for the purpose of naming delegates to the county conventions were held in most of the counties last week, and in general they were well attended and considerable interest was shown. The State Convention will choose Iowa's 23 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in June. Laugh of the Week. Most Iowans, we are sure, must have laughed out loud, or at least smiled broadly over the statement made by a spokesman for the Iowa Democratic Party, who. when asked to comment on the Henry Wallace Third Party Organization in the state, was quoted by the press as saying, "As far as we are concerned Henry is still a Democrat so we can't say too much against him." Notice To All Locker Patrons • • • Starting next Monday we shall discontinue the curing of hams, and this policy will continue all through the summer months and until next fall. BUTCHERING— We will butcher stock hereafter only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays until further notice. We ask that our patrons will cooperate with us and comply with this new plan. Postville Locker Service MILO GEBICKE, Prop. mmmm Corn Borer and Weed Control Demonstration! MEMORIAL HALL— POSTVILLE FRIDAY, MARCH 19] at 8 :00 o'clock P. M. Sec the new technicolor movie "AGRICULTURE'S NEW CONQUEST"] a very educational film on Weed Control Hear Vic Kierns, research entomologist and; weed control specialist of the Sherwin-Williams^ Company, discuss and answer your questions on! spraying for corn borers and weed control. Here may be the answer to your spraying;problems in 1948. Clean fields are the hope ana? pride of every farmer— they mean more bushels; per acre as well as increased farm profits. DON'T MISS THIS ! EVERYBODY WELCOME ! Olson Implement Co. "Your John Deere Store In Postville' STOP! ItS LATER THAN YOU THINK! GLAD WORDS! ... "We bought 'em!" instead of "We mfe ] have." Prepare for high egg and »«, prices and lower feed costs. Order m FARM-BRED BABY CHICKS by letWI telephone or, best, a visit to— , a Allamakee Hatchery J. M. Overland, Prop. Postville, W Telephone No. 1ST

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