Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 12, 1948 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 12, 1948
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PAOB EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, MAY «, J .As I See It by C. W. D. First impressions, it is often said, are illusions that are shattered with time. The exception to this saying has now become a reality with me. At my first inspection of Postville, I liked what I saw—an appearance of a thrifty but progressive business district and community with new construction going on at numerous points thruout the town. Now after visiting with every businessman in town and talking with a number of townspeople. I have confirmed my first impressions. My tour of Postville business houses the first week was made under the able guidance of Bill Klingbeil who showed me the ins and outs of an on the minute around the town flight. Monday, I made the trip alone and found the same friendly atmosphere as I had the week before. I knew then that my first impressions were correct—and success depended entirely on me. • * « * • "Pops" Harrison shook the very walls of the city hall with his booming voice at his Commercial Club address last Thursday evening and the after dinner drowsiness which effects so many of us was not even a factor to be considered that evening. "Pops" made a favorable impression with all of those in attendance and left a few- well chosen remarks to be picked at by the high school basketball players, who were guests. * * * * The political campaign is fast drawing toward a climax and soon the issue will be in the hands of the voters. As voters we can ignore our right and duty to cast our ballot on June 7 and leave it to the "What a lot of WATERS' mill we could get if we got it through a pipeline! But it wouldn't be as pure and sweet as it is in WATERS' clean bottles." For Pure Pasteurized Milk, Cream, Chocolate Drink and Cottage Cheese Call 38-F-62. POSTVILLE • Q/u^lbt-bl other fellow; or we can cast our vote with indifference and wtih little knowledge of the candidates for whom we are voting: or we can devote a little time to study the field of candidates and cast an enlightened vote. In the first instance we are inviting control of our government by elements whom we know nothing about—any element just so the immediate bother isn't too much for us. The roots of any anti-democratic form of government will thrive in such fertile soil and grow- as the indifference spreads. The second instance is almost as bad as the first, but in this case the man retains his privilege of choosing his officers to conduct the business of government. Here again is fertile soil for the dictator governments who make their greatest advances by an alert and sustained movement in an indifferent atmosphere. No voter can know his candidate perfectly but he can inspect the record of the man and make a choice based on this. The third instance is the man who keeps democracy rolling. It is our duty to vote June 7 and we still have several weeks to spend a few minutes a day to get better acquainted with the candidates who will be nominated to run for offices in the county, state and federal government FIRST COVER SPRAY DUE FOR FRUIT TREES "It's time to apply the first cover spray to fruit trees," County Extension Director Fred O'Riley told Allamakee county fruit growers this week. This first cover spray should be put on apple, pear, plum and cherry trees two weeks'-after the petal fall or colyx spray has been applied. A slightly different spray mix should also be applied to peaches and apricots at that time. Getting the spray on at the right time is important for maximum protection. Waiting beyond the recommended two weeks leaves new growth unprotected against scab infection. A good job or spraying is another essential. Failure to do either of these things means poor scab control and invites damage by insects and other diseases. The rainy weather of the past week has already allowed scab infections to get a start in some places, according to Ed Cott. Iowa State college extension horticulturist. Prospects for a good crop are I promising, however, judging by the | number of fruit blooms in view j over the state at this time. "Which J means a careful spray program will be cheap insurance if we get a good fruit set." The recommended first cover spray for apples, pears, plums and cherries is two and one-half pounds of dry lime sulfur, two pounds hydrated lime and one and one-half pounds lead arsenate per 50 gallons of spray. For one gallon of spray use seven teaspoons of dry lime sulfur, three tablespoons hydrated lime and two tablespoons lead arsenate. For peaches and apricots use three pounds wettable sulfur plus one pound lead arsenate and one and one-half hydrated lime for the 50 gallons of spray. In the one gallon lots, three tablespoons of wettable sulfur plus four teaspoons lead arsenate and two tablespoons hydrated lime are recommended. Present prospects are that the demand for farm products in 1948 will be no stronger than in 1947— in fact, probably weaker—but will stay stronger than in 1946, says Francis Kutish. Iowa State College farm economist. TOP PRICES FOR High Quality Eggs MAINTAIN HIGH QUALITY BY COOLING EGGS QUICKLY IN WIRE BASKETS. SCHOOL NEWS. PRICES: 40c -37c- 29c Hansen & Matson Co. Temporary quarters back of Phillips 66 Station Telephone No. 251 (Continued from page 1) ed a half hour concert in the park. Climaxing the day was the evening show at the Hippodrome, which played to a capacity audience, many of whom were standing in the aisles. Following presentation of the "Miss Melody" candidates, there was a massed twirling demonstration in which Nora Peake and Joyce Gregg represented Postville. Then the massed band of approximately 2,000 pieces played three marches, under the direction of Karl King. Another outstanding feature of the show was a precision^marching demonstration by the Keokuk High School girls' pep squad. The queen chosen to reign over the Festival as "Miss Melody of 1948" was Mary Jane Gogg of Waverly. Mrs. Lawrence Dressr and Mrs. Harvey Buddenberg chaperoned the group; Burr Cook and Art Meyer drove the busses. Next Saturday Mrs. Elrie Ruckdaschel will take the mixed clarinet quartet to Boone, to compete in the final state music contest. General News. Mr. Babcock.Mr. Starcevich, Mr. Cook, and Mr. Gosmire attended the Allamakee Schoolmasters association at Waukon. last Wednesday evening. Dates for the 1948-49 basketball county tournament were set at this meeting. Mr. Cook was chosen as a delegate to the state schoolmaster's Association in September. The high school teachers met in the • home making room last Tuesday evening for discussion of student personality and character references to be filed for future reference. Mr. Madsen, Cloy Meyer, Eddie Waters, and Leonard Tietz attended the F. F. A. convention at Des Moines, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The American history classes began a ten day study of the United Nations organization. The general shop class finished their study on Iowa Drivers Guide last Monday. A matinee of the senjor class play was presented before the grade students on Thursday, May 6. The seniors are going to Veishea at Iowa State College at Ames on their class trip on May 15. The Sophomores are sponsoring a party Friday evening, May 14. Rural eighth graders are especially invited to this party. Student Council. At a meeting of the student council, the members decided on certain basic standards for determining to whom the • athletic scholarship should be awarded. The rules ars as follows: The boy must be a Senior with a "C" average in high school and he must be a regular or major in'two sports and must have gone out for the third letter. Fourth Grade News. In a geography unit test over reading three different kinds of maps, those who deserve mention are Jack Backhaus, Gary Haltmeyer, Gretchen Falas, Janice Pearson John Schultz, David Schutte, Zoe Thoreson, and Beverly Troutman. Those who raised their umbrellas on our English bulletin board for reviewing are Donald Anderson, Ileta Christofferson, Charles Eberling, Gretchen Palas, John Schultz, Zoe Thoreson, Beverly Troutman. Fifth Grade News. The past week in English classes the fifth grade has studied pronouns. The geography class has taken a "flying trip" of the "A, B, C" countries of South America. If time permits they will study the other countries briefly. The following people received an "A" on a test of South America: Leonard Althouse, Kenneth Brainard, Janis Christofferson, Jack Jarms, Jerry Klingbeil, Francis Nelson, Fritz Palas. Janet Overeen treated the class to cup cakes on her birthday last week. HAWKEYE HISTORY BRIEFS. First U. S. Fort in Iowa. The first American fort in Iowa Fort Madison—was established 140 years ago—in 1808. Winnebagoes Leave Iowa. The Winnebago Indians were re moved from the Fort Atkinson area in 1848. A state park commemorates their sojourn in Iowa a century ago. Iowa and Mexican War. The Mexican War began in 1846— the same year Iowa achieved statehood. Several Jowa counties commemorate that struggle: Buena Vista, Palo Alto, and Cerro Gordo were named for famous battles while Mills and Guthrie honor Iowa heroes. Polk and Dallas counties are named for the president and vice-president in 1846. Zachary Taylor, Mexican War hero, defeated Lewis Cass for president in 1848. Taylor and Cass counties are named for them. Several other counties are named for men associated with the Mexican War. A paved feeding floor four inches thick costs something like 10 cents per square foot to build, according to C. H. Van Vlack, Iowa State College agricultural engineer. And he says that it will pay for itself many times over in feed savings and fewer sanitation problems. 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. Not A Political Party. A few days ago we listened to a coast to coast radio program during which a number of people were asked the question, "Do you believe the Communist Party should be banned"? Most of those questioned answer? ed in the affirmative, but there were some who stated they believed it should not because they felt such action was an encroachment upon the right of the people and a violation of the guarantee of freedom under our constitution. They did not feel that any political party should be banned. That brings up the point as to whether the Communists should be classed as a political party. Opinions may differ on this, but it has always been our personal opinion that they should not. Communists advocate the overthrow of the government by force and have always been in opposition to the orderly process of the ballot. Of course the Communists and the Communist front organizations like to class themselves as a political part}'. That is all a part of their propaganda program to create a false impression as to what they really stand for. The question asked on the radio, we believe was poorly phrased. Had the people been asked, "Do you believe Communism should be banned?", we are sure the answers would have been 100 percent in the affirmative. the responsibility of inspecting and enforcing safety laws in connection with the operation of coal and gypsum mines in the state. Laws provide for safeguards against fire, for adequate ventilation, escape ways and other safety features. The work of the inspectors consists of examination of mines and mine working conditions. Safety devices for workers, ventiation measures, escape ways, maps of mines and all regulations concerning operations of mines come in for their check. Members of the board, appointed by the governor for four year terms ending June 30, 1951, are E. A. Farnsworth, Appanoose County; A Everette Erskine. Wapello County; and J. E. Jeffreys. Polk County. The secretary is George Duckworth of Appanoose County, and the as-1 sistant secretary is Don's Paterna j of Polk County. The office is lo-! cated on the basement door of the state capitol building. driving until complete renewal is effected. Drivers License examination will not be required for Duplicates. New licenses will be issued by the Examiner "on the spot" if everything pertaining to the law is satisfactory. All applicants must apply nt their own Court House at the time the Examiner is stationed there, except that certain applicants such os College Students may apply at any examining station in the State, if it is inconvenient to apply at their own Court House during their 30 day renewal period. There will be 25 Examining Teams, including one examiner, one Chief Clerk and at least one Typist, working under Highway Patrol Sergeants and one Examining Team will be in each Court House at least once weekly. Licenses cannot be renewed by mail. Crimplote examinations will be given all applicants failing to renew licenses prior to their own expiration date. Every applicant must take the Vision Test which Is the >* for driving unrestricted, and U'i the accepted General Staadja 20/40. 20/40 Vision means Ml applicant can read a letter J is approximately % ol an itS size at 20 feet, while 20/2H§ means he could read a duced to approximately vjfl inch in size at 20 feet. Five states require 20/30 1 23 use 20/40 vision for driving 13 have standards svtan appja vision is not greater than ism Vision Test failures mujt| nish eye correction with ata glasses. The new licenses (Opcii School and Chauffeur) will fe| ttnguished by colors. Records on nil applicatm peciatly rejections, will be ( cally reviewed. All Drivers Licenses after July 5, 1948, shall wpinj two years from the lite birthday. He that thinks he can s speak enough, may easily spei| much.—Quarles. Finance Committee Treasurer. J. W. Hubbell, prominent Des Moines business man and banker, is the treasurer of the recently created Republican Finance Committee of Iowa, which is now working in co-operation with the various county chairmen in setting up finance organizations in counties. W. Harold Brenton of Des Moines is chairman of the committee and State Representative Edw. J. Morrissey of Valeria, is the executive Secretary. Tax Cuts A Reality. If you have received a salary paycheck since May 1st you've noticed that you received a raise. That's because Congress reduced federal income taxes which means that your withholdings are less and your take home pay is more. So for most workers the withholding cut amounts to a raise in pay, on all wage payments made after May 1st. Under the new law the aged too were not forgotten. Added exemptions can be claimed by a taxpayer if he or his wife have reached the age of 65 or will reach that age by the end of the year. There are also additional exemptions for the blind. Know Your State Government. A department of the Iowa state government which is an important one, but perhaps litle publicized, is that of the State Mine Inspectors. This department is charged with Safety Department Explains Drivers Renewal Procedure The State Department of Public Safety has prepared an information program on the drivers license renewal law which will go into effect July 5.. Following are the answers to a number of questions pertaining to the bill and its effects on the public: The new Drivers License Renewal Law, called the "Birthday Renewal Bill" becomes effective July 5, 1948. All 1946-1948 Licenses with numbers over 500,000 will expire on applicants next birthday after July 5, 1948, and must be renewed during the 30 day period immediately preceding this birthday. AH 1946-1948 with numbers under 500,000 will expire on applicants next birthday after July 5. 1949. and must be renewed during the 30 day period immediately preceding this birthdaj. Licenses may be renewed only on presentation and surrender of 194G- 1948 license. In the event of loss of v license (except by legal procedure) before renewal, applicant must apply for Duplicate License, and the receipt given at this time will be valid for NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS: Complaints have been made to my office about dogs running at large molesting gardens, shrubbery and properties. Postville Ordinance No. 23 provides for the destruction of either licensed or unlicensed dogs that molest persons or property while running at large and since complaints have been made, this Ordinance will be carried out. I ask your cooperation.. M. C. PEERING MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF POSTVILLE Stock Company Hail Insurai RATE STRAIGHT $20.00 PER $1000 A SEASON NO ASSESSMENTS Expert, Satisfactory Adjustment Preston Carr, Insurant Telephone No. 157 Monona, Iowa "Good Service Means Good Insurance!] A HOME YOU CAN BE PROUD I Beat the high building cost with a roomy, comfortable HOMEWAY ... 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