Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 31, 1948 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 31, 1948
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PAGE EIGHT. THE P0STV1LLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY; MARCH «, Sunday wasn't much of a day. as far as the weather was concerned, to show off the Easter finery. But the chilly winds didn't keep all the promenaders indoors. The "new look" the women have accepted in dresses were much in evidence, according to our fashion expert who mingled with the fashion parade until chased indoors by the cold. Snow covered the ground and many a spring outfit was laid aside for the heavier wear until such time it can be shown to better advantage. > * * * * » Otto Appel brought the street cleaning equipment out of winter storage last Thursday to give the paving a thorough cleaning, which it needed. However, the weatherman stepped in before he had made a good start and sent Us showers to retard Otto's work. And Saturday morning a couple inches of snow sent the town equipment back into storage. * » * * • Folks who travel the blacktop road No. 51 between here and the county seat have reported that frost has played ned with the highway. Frost boiis are in evidence all along the way to make driving over the road anything but pleasuresome. It was a mighty fine highway while it lasted, but from where we're standing it would appear that concrete surfacing is the most dependable—and economical, in the long run—for Iowa highways. There's been a pile of money spent to maintain blacktop roads, and the outlay comes along regularly each spring. * « * • * Someone was in the office the other day after reading that a new beauty, parlor was to open here, and suggested they put up a sign in their window, reading, "Don't whistle at the girl leaving here. She may be your grandmother." * * * » * We've taken a lot of ribbing since last week when we called that contraption the Interstate men are using to chop up our paving a hydraulic drill. Those who know all about such things say "it ain't nothing of the kind." The right name for the nefarious noisemaker is an air hammer. Whatever it's called, "we don't like it: you can have it; it's too loud for us." From the way the lads have been "cutting up" the past week, they should soon finish with the job—then will come the new street lights—we hope. « * * « * Mrs. Harvey Schultz thinks she is a good luck transmitter for Post ville spellers. Last year when Dick Searls of the Postville schools won the county spelling match, it was Jvlrs. Schultz who took Dick to the contest Last Saturday she again provided the transportation for the Postville people who attended the contest, including Nancy Kneeland, who wound up not only winning the written tests but also the oral contest and with it the championship. Nov.- Mrs. Schultz wants to go along with Nancy to Des Moines to the state contest to be held April 9 and 10 to extend "her winning streak." ***** Two sailors entered a bus and sat across from a ^pretty girl. "That's a mighty cute girl," one of them remarked. "Shall we speak to her?" "Take is easy. Mac. Wait until she pays her fare." SCHOOL NEWS. (Continued from page 1) the vocal department also will be seven soloists, one in baritone di-1 vision, two in tenor, one in contral- | to and three in soprano. Six girls prepared solos for the soprano division this year, but be-1 cause of Jhe ruling permitting only three soloists from a school to compete in any one division, a preliminary contest was held. The six girls included Bea Turner, Jeanne Heckman. Eleanor Schutte, Adeline Prlster. Doris .Meyer, and Gerry Hogan; the last three named will continue to the district contest. To West Union Saturday. I Attention in the local high school | is focused this week on the music departments ns students go into final rehearsals for the district music contest for soloists and small groups to be held Saturday April 3, at West Union. Postville will be well represented this year, with five ensembles and ten soloists competing in the band division, and three small groups and seven soloists entering the vocal division. They will be competing with class C and D schools from this area for division ratings. 1500 Coming Here. The following Saturday, April 10, will be a big day in Postville when nearly fifteen hundred students, representing twenty-six schools come here for the large groups contest. Large groups competing will include girls' glee club, boys' glee club, mixed chorus and band. This is the first year that the district contests have been held on consecutive Saturdays. Previously, the soloists, ensembles and large groups groups contest have been held together on Friday and Saturday. The new program should relieve some of the difficulty of programming as well as avoid interference with regular school work. General News: The General Shop class is going to take up sheet metal work after vacation. Eugene Dreier has completed his end table. Rev. Wayne Hargrave gave an interesting talk to the assembly Thursday at 2:30. A music program was given Wednesday by some of the small groups and 'soloists who are going to contest. Fourth Grade. Those who earned A's in our history test of comparing the three different periods we studied, time of the Revolutionary War. time of the Civil War, and nowadays, are Jack Backhaus, Ileta Christofferson, Gretchen Palas. Douglas Ruckdaschel and Zoe ThoresoH. Those who earned A's in Wednesday's spelling test are Jack Backhaus, Carlene Brainard, Ileta Christofferson. Linda Muchow, Gretchen Palas. Robert Peake, Janice Pearson. Jeanette Rose, Douglas Ruckdaschel. Zoe Thoreson and Beverly Trautman. Junior High. Students who received 100% in spelling the past week are: Sixth grade. Patsy Folsom, Robert Frese, Nancy Gordon, Donna Gulsvig, Gloria Muchow, Shirley Price, Nancy Roberts and Duane Sorenson. Seventh grade, Daisy Beisker, Shirley Brandt, Shirley Buraas, Don Christofferson, Diane Douglass. Jim Jarmes, Phyllis' Mork, Marlene Mohs, Norman Schroeder, Donna Schultz, Marilyn Severn and Ann Spencer. Eighth grade, Audrey Buddenberg, Jean Christofferson, Ralph Gunderson, Dorothy Heins. Tommy Hogan. Ronald Jahnke, Beverly Kennett, Dick Klingbeil. Nancy Kneeland. Leigh Rekow. Neil Rima, Patricia Ruckdaschel. Dick Schlee, Janice Schroeder. Floyd Schultz, Joan Schultz, Irene Thornton, Lloyd Thornton and Shirley Topel. It's Time To Think About Your Landscaping Needs We are now prepared to meet all your requirements for beau- tyfyfng your home and yard. Our nursery has Macho Fines, Pyramid Arbor Vitae, Spreading Junipers, Sabens, Blue Spruce, Green Spruce and all the other evergreen varieties. Ornamental Trees, Fruits and Berries, as well as Windbreak Plan tines are also here for yon. CALL. AND SEE US ABOUT YOUR PLANTING NEEDS We shall have Hotbed Plants a little later on. NORTHERN IOWA NURSERY O. L. Brown Postville, lows While egg prices will decline seasonally this spring, they will average at least as high as a year ago, • says Francis Kutish, Iowa State College farm economist. ELMO TANNER Featured With TED WEEMS and Hit Orchestra who will appear at the Checkerboard Ballroom in Prairie du Chien next Tuesday, April' 6th. Iris Theatre Installs More Modern Equipment We wish to acknowledge, at this time, the many pleasing comments on the sharpness and brilliance of objects, human and otherwise, on the screen at the Iris. In September of last year forty ampere projection lamps were installed to give a light more than twice as brilliant as the old. style lamps whose peak was 20 amperes. In December new double bearing intermittent movements were installed which give a steadiness to the picture that would make it seem that it was painted on the screen. Last Saturday a pair of the finest lenses were, installed in the projectors on a trial basis. These new lenses are almost twice the size in diameter as the old ones and give a sharpness to objects that is almost unbelievable and also gives depth. In out-of-door scenes in "The Spoil^ ers" you could count almost every stone on the mountainside. These lenses were shipped from the Kail Morgen optical company of Brooklyn and were put in on approval. It was our contention that the public, in general would not be conscious of the improvement but we were wrong. Many patrons commented on the change, so these lenses will be retained permanently. With the combination of a new screen installed in December, new high ampere projection lamps, new intermittent movements which determine the steadiness of the film on the screen and new lenses which give fine depth and sharpness to the image on the screen, we know that we now have equipment second to none. In the very near future we hope to' install the newest type of loud speakers which . are a revelation when you hear them. These improvements are 'made possible by your liberal patronage throughout the years.-—^ris Theatre Management. Left To Write 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. - •. Iowa To Name Delegation. Iowa's delegation to the Republican National Convention, in Philadelphia next June, will be chosen on Friday of this week, when the 2 307 delegates named at the 99 county conventions recently, gather in the Des Moines Coliseum for the State Delegate Convention. The state is entitled to 23 delegates and as many alternates. Seven delegates and seven alternates are to be named at large and each of the eight congressional districts will elect two delegates and two alternates. Although there will no doubt be expressions and perhaps" some crystalizatibn of sentiment in favor of certain presidential candidates among the state convention delegates, it is not considered probable that the Iowa delegation to the National "Convention will be instructed. This has not been the policy of Iowa conventions in recent years. The Iowa State Republican Central Committee has adopted a policy of strict ne*trality so far as presidential candidates are concerned and will continue to maintain that policy until the nominee is chosen at Philadelphia. This same policy of being neutral has been adopted by the state organization in the Iowa Primary campaign. Former Postville Girls Win in Riding Contest. Mary and Julie Sanders, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Sanders, of Tryon, N. C, former Postville residents, were winners of most of the prizes offered recently in a riding contest in Tryon. Mr. and Mrs. Lee B. Folsom are in receipt of the Tryon Daily Bulletin which carried the account of the show. Julie, 13, tied for top honors with another 13-year-old, Ronny Ross. She won first in the bottle and ladle race, baby bottle and bonnet race, and second in riding class, musical chair race and in the 100 yard dash riding race. Mary won first place in stake and can race, second in the potato and spear race, and third in the bottle and ladle race. The show, known as the Gymkhana, was staged by the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club with, 500 visitors in attendance. ; COME ON, EVERYBODY, LET'S I DANCE MEMORIAL HALL POSTVILLE j Saturday, April 3 • Sponsored by Postville Lodge No. 707, 1.O.O.F. Music will be furnished by HILLBILLY RHYTHM BOYS • A good time assured for young and old. EVERYBODY WELCOME ! Distribution Of Tax Money. Because many residents of Iowa apparently do not have the slightest conception as to how their tax dollars are spent, the Iowa State Tax Commission has prepared a pamphlet which \\ ill show in detail how >this money is distributed. The pamphlet will be off the press and ready for distribution within a few days. The booklet, which was prepared by Louis Cook, statistician for the Commission, also contains a number of charts which show how the money is allocated, how much comes back to the various cities and towns and counties, how much goes for school purposes and a wealth" of other valuable information. Know Your State Government. Most Iowa residents are aware of the fact that the state maintains a Highway Safety Patrol. This 'is a division of. the Department of Public Safety and is in charge of Chief S. N. Jespersen, of Polk County. The Highway Patrol was created by the Forty-sixth General Assembly with a personnel of 53 men. It now has 160. The original duties of the patrol were to enforce all the provisions of the motor vehicle laws relating to motor vehicles and the laws of the road, with power to arrest without warrant, anyone committing or attempting to commit, within their view, a breach of peace or other violation of law. Later the scope of the highway patrolmen was broadened and they now exercise the same powers as any peace officer in the state. The state is divided into various districts, and all highway patrol cars are equipped with two-way radios in • order that they may be quickly dispatched to the scene of an accident or can rapidly follow the trail in the event a crime has been committed. . On more than one occasion highway patrolmen apprehended the guilty within a short time after a robbery or other crime. The patrol has also taken a prominent part in safety education as well as aiding motorists on the highways. Truman's Troubles Spreading Recently wo stated that in spite of the fact that. Mr. Truman was confronted with a revolt in hi;' own party on the part of the Southern Democrats, we did not believe the party would dare repudiate him by denying him the nomination. We are still of the same opinion even though press reports during (ho past week indicate that the rebellion is spreading to the north The opposition to the President on the part of the southerners has gained in intensity instead of subsiding and latest reports have it that Mr. Truman is also in the cloff house with the New York City Democratic organization, and is finding some opposition from the A. F. of L„ and the C. I. O. The reason some of the important labor leaders are now opposing the president is that they have come to the realization that it will be difficult to elect him and they would prefer to string along with someone else whose chances of winning are brighter. Mr. Truman has indicated, that come what may, he has no intention of withdrawing as a candidate. If he remains in the running he will probably win the nomination, but it will mean a bitter fight which will split the party even wider than it is today. A SAVIN" WIFE. A traveler stopped in a small town in the Ozarks and put up at the local hotel. While talking with some of the natives, he started to tell them the story of Andrew Carnegie. "When Carnegie came to this country he had only 25 cents in his pocket, and when he died, he left more than $25,000,000." "Well," mused an old native, "he must have had a very savin" woman." Daily changes in hog prices are likely to arise whenever local supplies of ao3 - weight group get badly out of balance with demands says Sam Thompson, Iowa State College economist. Feed grain stocks are now the smallest since 1937. says Francis Kutish, Iowa State College farm economist. DANCE NEW LEGION CLUB North of Decorah on Highway 53 Saturday, April 3 DON RHINES' RIDGE RIDERS ORCHESTRA Tuesday, April 6 AMBY MEYER and his ORCHESTRA Everyone Is Welcome ! It's Unlawful to Carry Gas Cylinders in Cars The slate is going to enforce regulations regarding the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas in a passenger car, the state fire marshal's ii/Ti'oe tiwioimced today. The regulations stale that no amount larger than 20 pounds may be carried in or on a ear. Most of the gas cylinders weigh 100 pounds. State Fire Marshal John Strohm .said that some dealers are selling the gas to customers who carry the cylinders out of the store and take them home in their own cars. Strohm said that no arrests have been made for the violation as yet, but that they will be made if the practice continues. The Ftrc Marsha! voiced the hope that "dealers who are conducting this type of cash-and-carry business will discontinue the practice at once, fdo not believe nr\y dealer would care to be a party to such a violation whereby people will be killed or maimed for life." To show the danger involved in the practice, Strohm referred to a case in Carthage. Missouri, where two liquefied petroleum gas cylinders in the trunk of a car exploded. Two person's riding in the back seat were killed and a man and his wife in the front seat were severely burned. Nitrogen is the fertilizer most needed in oat fields, according to 1947 fertilizer tests conducted at Iowa State College. Phosphorus closely followed nitrogen needs. Never climb a tree or < n loaded gun. SUPERMIX Satin Finish Want walla that glow with cotorf 1 Suptrmlx Satin Finish. Choose youtt color. Mere'* Super -Beauty that t\tnk ful because the enamel -like finiah ki able. Easy to awly. Hardware - Heating - Pli OUR OWN HARDWARE TOPPRICES - - FOR High Quality Eggs MAINTAIN HIGH QUALITY BY COOLING EGGS QUICKLY IN WIRE BASKETS. PRICES: 41c - 38c - 30c Hansen & Matson Co. Temporary quarters back of Phillips 66 Station Telephone No. 251 EARLY? Yes, it's a little early to insure crops against! loss by HAIL, but prospects for crops are good, and everything points toward fair prices at harvest time. Even though it is early, we want to remind] you that when the time comes for HAIL insur-l ance on your crops we will be here giving yo good, honest service and attention at your con-] venience—but don't delay too long. Turner Insurance Agency "Complete Insurance Service" Gleaming Chromium DINETTES They're back again, those chrome uu sets in new designs, with stainproof tops HI extend to seat six, and four comfortable chauM with washable leatherette seats. We have them in a variety of color co binations and designs. 4 Here is a value that you will use for ma- years, and enjoy the serviceability and go looks that will harmonize in any home. We're still getting in some new Living Room Suites in the newest designs. Louis Schutte & Sons Largest Furniture Stock In Northeastern If

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