Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 14, 1948 · Page 8
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April 14, 1948

Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

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(ft (•<! PAGE EIGHT. THE P0STV1LLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, APRIL, H, ^ ; Marginal Notes^ Btj Ml Comes now a farmer's wife with a definite "'gripe" iigninst town people. It's the kind, she says, who load up their tin c:<ns and rubbish, head for the country and dump the stuff alongside the roadway. "We love our rural surroundings as much as you folks do your premises." she says. Just because the mayor issues a proclamation to clean up 'he premises in town is no reason to mar the countryside with the junk that could easily be hauled to the city dump by the persons themselves or for a few nickels by those who do this work for a livelihood. The lady has a good argument: it's a bad practice and should be stopped. * * • • • Speaking of rubbish, the Mayor repeats his appeal for cleaning up the town this week. Let's get at it right away, folks. • * * # » With gardening occupying many a householder, the following item might prove interesting to them. It's from Rich Strauch's Elgin Echo: "Last fall Mrs. Earl Kiple brought some garden soil into their home to be used for potting plants and shortly thereafter she noticed a plant starting to grow. She decided to let it alone and it was soon identified as a tomato plant. This grew rapidly until it reached the heighth of nine feet several days ago. Ten tomatoes are on the plant and the first ripened within the past week." ***** Rumors are current around town that the viaduct west of Postville is to be enlarged soon. It has been the scene of many crackups of trailers with loads piled too high. Automobile transport trucks have been known to lose part of their i loads in passing under the railroad tracks; trucks have crashed into the abutments, and all in all, it's been something of a road hazard for a long time. Paul Schneider, local highway division maintenance engineer, soys he's had no direct •word from his superiors in Ames of a change, but the unsubstantiated rumors have come to his attention too. It's a project that should be carried out. the sooner, the better. ***** We're all-aflutter this week. Things have been happening fast j and furiously in our young life, and we haven't collected our thoughts enough to say much about the sale of the Herald in our "colyum'' at this time. Maybe next week. Suffice to say, we ibink we are to have two very capable successors to carry on with the paper we started 30 years ago. -They're likeable young chaps who should fit nicely in our community life, and we hope when they come here May 1 they'll find Postville the ideal town we know it to be. In the meantime, with a trio of northeastern Iowa pencil pushers we're heading for Des Moines tomorrow fcr , what may be the final visit to an Iowa Press Association convention as a member of that swell group of men. We'll tell you all about it next week. Launch Bond Drive For 100 Millions In Iowa Thursday Iowa's quota for the Security Lo:;n drivel which opens April 15 and runs through' June 30, has been set at $100-million, according to Roscr F. Warm, state director of the savings bonds division. This amount is one-third of the total amount invested in series E, F and G bonds in Iowa during 1947, Quotas for nearby counties are as as follows: Allamakee $600,837; Clayton $902,738: Fayette $967,428, and Winneshiek $796,574. Warin reported that the drive quota, which is approximately 43 per cent greater than total sales during the comparable months in 1947.. was established by a committee of Iowa business men, bank and farm organization representatives, and newspaper, radio and advertising executives. Factors taken into consideration in establishing county quotas were estimated total income and current bank deposits in the respective counties, and these figures were used in a standard, weighted formula. "The Security Loan drive is the most comprehensive campaign ever attempted by a nation not engaged in war." Warin said. "In Iowa alone many thousands of volunteers will devote time, effort and cash to assure the success of this fight against further inflation. "Individual citizens and private organizations requested the treasury department to initiate the Security Loan drive, and their response to the request for volunteers has been astounding. We recognize the fact that the immediate objective is to take surplus dollars out of circulation, invest them in savings bonds and reduce their inflationary fever, but other results will project benefits into future generations." County organizations have been requested to organize to make personal calls on every farmer in Iowa and to make house-to-house solicitation in the cities and towns. FOG t-ssifS . r"! Plan to Make Bridge Toll-Free at Marquette Famous Negro Band To Appear at Decorah The orchestra which will be featured Saturday,. April 17, nt the new Legion Club in Decorah has played nt many well known theaters, colleges and night clubs. Nal Towles and his Negro orchestra is the best known colored band in the midwest. It's more of a "name" band than usually plays at local dances in this territory. Among the recent engagements the Towels orchestra has been at the Apollo Theatre in New York. Royal Theatre in Baltimore, at the South Dakota University, Grinnell College and at the Tip-Toe Club in Boston. This orchestra opens next week at the Regal Theatre in Chicago for a return engagement and it was through the fortunate circumstances that the band has to travel through this area on its way to Chicago that the Legion Club was able to book them. The national mag22ine writer who said Iowa farmers are wearing S300 shirts ought to come around a Bremer county barnyard this time of year and see how long a S3.00 shirt lasts when you work like the boys out there have to.—Tripoli Leader. "I'd be onto luck trying to carry this if I hadn't been brought up on WATERS' PASTEURIZED MILK. Milk is the food that keeps a fellow felling fit." For Pure Paste urired Milk, Cream, Chocolate Drink and Cottage Cheese Call 38-F-62. Another milestone on the way to making the Marquette-Prairie du Chien bridge toll-free was passed last week when the city council of the Wisconsin community voted unanimously to accept the report of a special bridge committee which recommended purchase of the bridge by a city bond issue. The making of the arterial structure a toll-free bridge has long been the hope of residents of Prairie du Chien and the Iowa communities served by it. United States highway 18 crosses the Mississippi on the bridge and thus brings national as well as local out-of-state traffic to the Prairie and Marquette-McGregor locality. The state highway commission of Wisconsin has announced its desire of assisting the city in the purchase of the structure, and will pay 50"^ of the purchase price if the following requirements are met: creation of a bridge authority, issue of revenue bonds for 50 % of the purchase price, conduct negotiations for the purchase and authorize conveyance of the bridge to the Wisconsin highway department as soon as the bridge bonds are retired. It is expected that it would take from seven to ten years to retire the bonds with the income from tolls. The bridge, now owned by a private company, is being offered to the city of Prairie du Chien at a price of $650,000 plus the cost of current improvements scheduled. This would bring the total cost to approximately $900,000. DONALD MARTINDALE Postville entrant in the Republican race for the nomination for sheriff of Allamakee county at the June primaries. Mr. Martindale served as deputy under Sheriff Peter Hendrickson and later was marshal in the Town of Postville. At present he is employed by the Paul Waters North Side Dairy. "Red Stallion" Coming To The Iris This Week The biggest box office attraction on the screen today is "Red Stallion." Make no mistake about that. Wherever the film has played, in snow or rain, or in calm or wind, the answer is the same—a packed theater. The reason may be the horse in the film: it may be the beautiful . color; or the exciting fight between the horse and the bear; it may be the beautiful scenery in the background, or it may be that Tod Donaldson, the lovable little boy in the cast. Or it may be a combination of all of these things. But more people are seeing "Red Stallion" than "The Road To Rio" and many other top-notch box office attractions. ( The film,comes to the Iris Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 15, 16 and 17, and if you are planning to see it try not to wait until Saturday night. Many is the time the writer has urged people not to wait until Saturday to attend films that he knew from observation were turning patrons away from the doors. There are many who take this tip and secure a good seat by coming either Thursday or Friday night. Then there are a few who willfully wait until Saturday night and then com plain about not being able to get any kind of a seat. Those are con TOP PRICES FOR - High Quality Eggs MAINTAIN HIGH QUALITY BY COOLING EGGS QUICKLY IN WIRE BASKETS. PRICES: 42c-39c-31c Hansen & Matson Co. Temporary quarters back of Phillips 66 Station Telephone.No. 251 ditions over which no theater operator has control and he can only attempt to drive home the message. New lenses and lamps have convinced all but a few that we are equipped now to reproduce techni­ color in such beauty and brilliance as never before equalled on any screen. When you see "Red Stallion" you will see further evidence of the " miracles of modern equipment.—Iris Theater Management. Mrs. Bert Simpson of Osage, Iowa, sends us her renewal payment for the Herald and says, "Keep the Herald coming for another year. Although there are many new names, we still enjoy reading it." Local members of the • Little Switzerland Motorcycle Club tuned up their motors Sunday and made a trailblazer jaunt to McGregor preparatory to the season's weekly road trips. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Tindell were at Guttenberg Sunday to attend the funeral bf a friend. PROUDLY WE PRESENT ... Today's Greatest Colored Attraction ! NAT TOWLES -— and his — ORCHESTRA Enroute to an engagement at the Regal Theatre in Chicago. This is by FAR the finest Negro band in the midwest. New Legion Club North of Decorah, Highway 52 Admission—$1.10 (Includes tax) If s 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 accumulate thereon. The Town does not have facilities nor the necessary finances to remove them and 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 be done at the Town's expense and same shall be assessed against the property. This the Town officials hope need not be done because of the 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 that all dogs over three months old must be licensed by March 1. • This refers to a Town License; you must also have a county license for your dog. Obtain your Town Dog License at the office of Joseph B. Steele, Town Clerk, now and avoid the penalty which attaches on May 1. I ask your hearty cooperation. M. C. DEERING MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF POSTVILLE (Si At Louis Schutte & Sons it!. *. It's housecleaning time in .. northeastertl Iowa homes—and that 's where we fit into i picture. We cannot visit your homes to hef with this work, but we did arrange to have* lot of new pieces of furniture, as well as cons- plete suites come in at this time to help yi give the home that "new look" which is always; desired at springtime. In the living room we can supply you \ any one of a number of fine new designs ill suites or individual pieces, elegantly upholsterj ed and in the newest patterns. .j^>' Our dining room suites are marvels of ex-l plicitly designed numbers, both as to design of j the individual pieces and the finishes of chairs and buffets. We also have the chrome] sets so much desired at this time. In our bedroom suites as well as the oil pieces for this important room in your hou*| we have spared no effort to bring to our sto| the newest in designs and patterns. You easily make'the selection that best fits your Ml of design and style. NEW RUGS ARE HERI We also have just received a large ^ ment of new rugs for every room in. the » . We'll be glad to show them to you in the and patterns you want. Come in and see us. We now have in stock several Electric Washing Machines and Vacuum Cleaners, ready for immediate delivery. Louis Schutte & Soi Largest Furniture Stock In Northeastern)

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