Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 7, 1948 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 7, 1948
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Have yon noticed the sickly look on evergreens around town, especially arbor vitae and Pfitzers? They suffered during the winter and there are many that will have to be dug up and discarded. A few years back the same thing happened. We asked a nurseryman at that time and he informed us the blight occurred in a late snowstorm and by the hot sun then shining on the snow. We don't know how true this is. but you'll remember we had the heaviest snow of the winter a few weeks back, and the discoloring on these ornamental evergreens showed up after that snow. Our local nurseryman, O. L. Brown verifies this "diagnosis" but believes if people will shear back the burnt part of the foliage to the point where the greenness shows, some of the shrubs and trees might be saved. We're going to try it on a few Pfitzers we're sort of fond of •up at the house. • * * * « The dangers lurking up around the school house, caused by the highway passing that point, came to the attention of school people last week again. A close call or two aroused their apprehensions, and we have been asked to mention the desirability of more careful driving in that sector of town. Then too, the highway signs installed are incorrect in their wording. They now merely read, "Speed Limit 20 Miles," whereas in most such places elsewhere they read, "School Zone, Drive Carefully, Reduce Speed to 20 Miles." This is done to warn strangers who are not aware of_the dangers they are encountering in such places. Those of us who live here know the conditions, but others need to be warned. In conversation with Supt. Cook about this danger, he further recommended that the street to the south of the school house also should be posted. Children dart out from behind parked cars while at play and some close calls have been reported. Perhaps the state highway commission and town council can be persuaded to properly post these zones and thereby avoid tragedy. Bowling enthusiasts about town sre getting quite a wallop out of the remarkable scores piled up by one Edson Lenth at Cedar Rapids last weekend. Not being conversant in that sport, we don't know whether a 300-score in bowling counts the same as a home run with the bases loaded in baseball, or whether it's an everyday occur- ance. But the point that creates the local interest is that Lenth learned his bowling in Postville on Otto Beucher's alleys—and that wasn't so many years ago. He's come a long way since the day he heaved his first ball down the right-hand gutter on one of the local alleys—and more power to him. Records here show he bowled the only 300-game ever recorded here. ***** They're kidding Fire Chief Glenn Olson about the fire that was brought to the back door at his shop last Saturday. Seems a couple of kids were playing with a bonfire and the thing spread into some rubbish discarded from Glenn's machine shop during the winter months, and for a few minutes there was plenty of action around the John Deere joint. Glenn called to his entire crew of workers to pull out his own fire fighting equip ment he has in the shop to practice with, and with the fire spreading to a wagon nearby to -make the whole thing more realistic, the men went to work under the fire chiefs direction and soon eliminated all threats to property. ***** Speaking of the winter's accumulation of rubbish, Mayor Mort Deeriug has his annual Clean-Up notice in this week's Herald. It might be well for all of us to heed it. Another threat that came to our attention this week was the danger from grass and brush fires. The fire department was called out to one such fire that seemed to be getting out of control. If there's any doubt in your mind about whether you can handle the situation when such a fire is spreading too rapidly. - a big loss may be aver ted by putting in a silent fire alarm to Chief Olson or one of the fire' men. You'll get snappy and speedy attention. ***** Down through the years Eddie Schroeder whose home was situated across the street from the west town limits with plenty of houses beyond him, took a lot of ribbing about "when he was going to move to town." Not so any more. This week Eddie and his family really did move into the corporate limits of Postville. Although he "lived out in the country," Eddie was usually the first business man downtown in the morning. His grocery store lights were a beacon in the early winter morning hours to those of us who had to plod through the snowdrifts a bit earlier than usual. At such times we'd marvel how Eddie could continue all through the years to be "about his business" at five or five-thirty a. m. (Living but a few doors from his store now, he'll probably make it even earlier after this.) ***** And while we're talking of folks who take kiddings, we cannot pass up Mrs. Paul Waters. She's been substituting as editor of the Elgin Echo during the absence of her father at a Rochester hospital. The latter, R. P. Strauch, is famous throughout the state through his weekly column he appropriately labels "Rich's Pipe Dreams." Of course, when Kasy (that's the way Mrs. Waters is known to her former townspeople in Elgin) took over the Echo's editorial chair her friends insisted she write a guest column in lieu of her old pappy's Pipe Dreams. This she did last week, and doggone it, we'll bet a plugged nickel Rich is going to get a lot of requests for more of his daughter's < guest chores—she did that good a job. (Who knows, we'll be wanting her to do that very thing for us one of these weeks when we're too busy punching out this stuff—it's an idea anyway.) THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE. IOWA SCHOOL NEWS. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1JU, (Continued from page 1) 1:00 p. m.—Class D bands (continued). , 2:30 p. m.—Class C bands. 7:30 p. m.—Class B Girls' Glee Clubs. 8:30 p. m.—Clates B bands. Memorial Hall: m.—Class D Boys' Glee Glee m.—Class B Boys' Glee 8:00 a. Clubs. 9:00 a. m.—Class C Boys' Clubs. 9:50 a Clubs. 10:30 a, m.—Class C Girls' Glee Clubs. 1:00 p. m.—Class C Mixed Chor uses. 2:30 p. m.—Class B Mixed Chor uses. 3:45 p. m.—Class D Mixed Choruses. 7:30 p. m.—Class D Girls' Glee Clubs. Postville will compete in all Class C events. Schools entered are: Class B Cresco, Independence, Oelwein, Waukon, West Union. Class C, Elkader, Maynard, Monona, Postville, Strawberry Point, Sumner. Class D, Alpha, Calmar, Cler mont, Elgin, Fairbank, Garnavillo, Guttenberg, Hawkeye, Lansing, Lu ana, Ossian, Stanley, Wadena and Waterville. Elect Kenneth J. Kerr Head of Dairy Group Kenneth Kerr, Postville, was elected president of Fayette Coun ty Dairy Herd Improvement as sociation No. 24 at the annual meet ing held in E. H. Estey's office in West Union last Wednesday eve ning, says Fayette County Union. Other officers are John Lueder, Jr., West Union, vice president E. H. Estey, West Union, secretary treasurer; Arbie Schroeder, Cler mont, Edward Steffens, West Un ion, directors, and Leo Wendland, Hawkeye, supervisor. Pasture improvement and the county pasture improvement con test was discussed by county ex tension director, TJIJ C. Wangsness. The need and importance of better pastures using alfalfa and southern grown brome for well-drained soils was stressed. Don Vbelker, assistant extension dairyman, Iowa State college, discussed the newest developments. 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. ' Republican Campus clubs have COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL. One of the activities at Iowa state institutions, on which there has been little or no publicity is the cosmetology school which has been established at the State Training School for Girls at Mitchellville. An experienced cosmetologist is in charge of the instruction and a great interest in the course has been shown by girl inmates of the institution. The course has been so popular that there have been several instances where inmates who were eligible for release, remained at the institution voluntarily until they could complete the course. A group of 25 girls taking the course recently was taken to Des Moines where they witnessed demonstrations and attended the sessions of the Iowa State Cosmetologists convention. Several girls who received their training at Mitchellville are now licensed cosmetologists. been formed at colleges throughout the nation. This activity is under the direction of the Young Republican National Federation. Iowa is one of the leading states in this collegiate program. Campus clubs have been organized at most of the Iowa colleges and universities and it is reported that students are keenly interested in the clubs. A delegation of some 300 of these campus club members front Grinnell and several other colleges attended the Iowa State Delegate Convention in Des Moines last week. Ralph E. Becker, who is the national chairman in charge of H13 college campus program, also reported that there is considerable activity in the neighboring state of Nebraska where he recently as sisted in the organization of a number of clubs. Mr. Becker, who is an attorney from Port Chester, N. Y„ forecast that more Young Republicans ^'ill attend the National Convention this year than ever before in the history of the party. The Iowa Convention last week too had a greater attendance of Young Republicans than any convention in the past. Since young people constitute a majority of the electorate this year it is only natural that they should play a leading role in the selection of Republican candidates," Mr. Becker declared. "I can do lots of stunts calling for both strength and skilL . . . That because I'm healthy ... I drink plenty of WATERS' fine pasteurized milk." For Pore Pasteurised Milk, Cream, Chocolate Drink and Cottage Cheese Call M-F-62. POSTVILLE 3&P62 Mr. and Mrs. Karl H. Erlel of Knightstown. Indiana, arrived here last week to be with their daughter, Marjorie, who is a patient in Postville Hospital. It will be remembered that Miss Ertel was one of the group of young people who were injured in the automobile accident at Luana, sustaining a broken back and fracture of the skull. Her mother will remain here with her- ior several weeks, while her father, a Hoosier farmer, returned to their home. Others in the mishap were removed last week to Minneapolis, one of the men being taken to the veterans' hospital at Fort Snelling. School buses of Allamakee county will be given a thorough inspection at West Union April 12. This is in line with a state-wide program to correct defects in school buses and to make them safe for use by school children. MAKE A SLEEVE ROLL TO SIMPLIFY PRESSING It's sometimes a problem to avoid sleeve creases. But in present styles of women's clothing there shouldn't be any, says Lucille Rea, Iowa State College clothing specialist. One way to press the sleeves of a tailored woolen suit without creasing, she suggests, is to use a sleeve roll. You can make one quickly and easily at home. The roll consists of several large size magazines rolled tightly together and covered with fabric. To make certain it will be hard and firm make a tube of a piece of strong cotton material and then force the rolled magazine into it. It's best to press woolen materials next to wool. So for pressing woolens, cover the roll smoothly with a piece of woolen material. The roll must be kept firm to be really useful. To press woolen materials on the right side, use a woolen cloth and then a cotton press cloth on top. Dampen the cotton cloth with a sponge—but don't let it get wet Use iron lightly just to form steam lifting it rather than sliding it along the material. TAX PAMPHLET IN DEMAND Although off the press only a little more than a week, there has already been a statewide demand for copies of the pamphlet which explains the distribution of Iowa tax money, and which was pre pared by the Iowa State Tax Com mission. The pamphlet entitled "Your Tax Dollars, 1947", gives a detailed account of property levies, special tax collections, and allocations for the year 1947. The booklet contains 16 pages and in it are six charts showing the reader at a glance how the various taxes are allocated. It shows, among other things how the state aids the local governments and that a number of counties get back more state money than they pay in taxes. One fact which should be, but is not known by most people, is that no property tax paid in Iowa goes to the state. Property tax levies for collection in Iowa in 1947 totaled 5123,974.685. Of this amount, 53.94 percent or $66,867,446, went for public schools; 15.61 percent or $19,343,951 for secondary road levies; 15.16 percent, or $18,791,763 for city taxes; 14.60 percent, or $18,100,053, for county government and .70 percent or $87,472 for miscellaneous purposes. Not one part of this levy on property taxes, however, went to the state for any purpose. Herald Want Ads bring results! Sell it through a Herald Want Ad G. O. P. CAMPUS CLUBS. The Republican National Committee reports that more than 200 State Will Profit By Reforestation Program At the present time 98 percent of the timberlimd in Iowa is owned by farmers. Two percent is divided between the state and other public and private owners. Iowa would derive many benefits from an extensive forest'planting and reforestation program, says Richard B. Campbell, extension forester at Iowa State college. Trees arc very effective in preventing erosion and often do well on badly eroded areas where other crops do poorly. Extensive plantings would reduce runoff and, ultimately, damaging floods. From the sportsman's point of | lumber. view, having a variety of tre^jj shrubs . would encourage ljji game populations by providing tcctlon and. food. Plantings \ help keep streams clear and t, vent much of the silting which j curs in lakes. And they greatly expand hunting and 'l creatlonal facilities. 1 Income from forested tracts J be steady and can equal it W 'from other crops grown In ft especially on the poorer Campbell says. Employment i„ be increased in an extensive plj, ing program, as well as in ham) ing and in wood-using industik There are a number of special trees that can be grown in In that are good for high-quj ABSENT VOTERS. In the presidential election of 1944 there were approximately 88 million potential voters in the United States. But only 48 million of them voted. The other 40 million were the absent voters who did not bother to go to the polls. They could have changed the result of the election. Iowa's percentage of those who voted, was 67 percent, but there were 529,000 persons in the state who could have voted, but who didn't. Utah led the nation with 71 percent of its potential voters exercising their right of franchise. In the poll tax states of the south, the percentage was extremely low, Mississippi and Alabama hitting the bottom with only 15 percent. Cresco voters last week approved a $57,000 bond issue for a swimming pool, 1215 to 400. In the same election Dr. Fred Lueh'r, former Postville resident, was defeated in his try for another term as mayor, 912 to 526. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Baltz were guests Sunday in the home of their son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Greinus, at Frankville. 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 insurl ance on your crops we will be here giving yoa| good, honest service and attention at your con-j venience—but don't delay too long. Turner Insurance A9 ^ncy "Complete Insurance Service" Treated seed corn is good insurance against having to replant. Arasan and Arasan SF (Slurry Formula) are both effective in increasing stands and yields. Today's best buy in Postville A Herald Want Ad. TOP PRICES 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 Gleaming Chromium DINETTES They're back again, those chrome dinette sets in new designs, with stainproof tops that extend to seat six, and four comfortable chairs with washable leatherette seats. We have them in a variety of color combinations and designs. Here is a value that you will use for many years, and enjoy the serviceability and good 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 Iowa IlIIIIIIIIIIIII lt T $ Time To Clean Up Postville As is customary at this time of year, your' Mayor and Town Council appeal to all of our, residents to join in a general Spring Clean-Up Campaign that will transform Postville into a| clean and healthy town. ', So, this year we again appeal to all to rid; their private property, back yards, alleyways ^and premises of the winter's accumulation of rubbish, trash, ashes, leaves, etc., as soon as possible. _ We should also like to remind residents that it is unlawful to rake leaves and refuse onto streets, into gutters, or allow them to accumih; late thereon. The Town does not have facilities nor the necessary finances to remove them ana each property owner should see to their removal An ordinance does provide, however, where the property owners do not rid their premises of the above mentioned nuisances, the job will 1* done at the Town's expense and same shall fc assessed against the property. This the 1W officials hope need not be done because of tM costs involved during the labor shortage.' ; Let's all work for a clean town, whereby every property owner benefits and makes ours the envy of all northeastern Iowa towns. NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS! Postville Ordinance No. 203 provides % all dogs over three months old must be licens by March 1. This refers to a Town License; you TM also have a county license for your dog. Obtain your Town Dog License at the 1 fire of Joseph B. Steele, Town Clerk, now f% avoid the penalty which attaches on May 1- j I ask your hearty cooperation. M. C. DEERING MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF POSTVI

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