Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 19, 1948 · Page 2
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Wednesday, May 19, 1948
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, MAY W , ,^ State News Letter— CContinued from page one) Wars, Elks and Masonic orders. John Hamilton Cruickshank of Sioux City, was born and reared there. He was educated in Sioux City schools and in the Brown Business College. He worked for the Milwaukee Railroad for several years and always has been identified with civic and religious groups. He presently is president of the Taxpayers League, Inc.. of Sioux City. He has run for state office unsuccessfully several times and this year is a candidate for auditor. TREASURER John M. Grimes, Osceola, newspaper publisher, was born near Eloomington. Indiana. February 1, 1873. He was educated in the public schools there and the prep department of the University of Indiana. He served as a reporter on various dailies in Indiana on newspapers in Illinois and Missouri. He also served three sessions in the Missouri senate beginning in 1907. He came to Iowa in 1913 settling at Montezuma where he owned and operated a newspaper. Later he ran a newspaper at Carroll and still later at Osceola where he retains an interest in the paper. He was named treasurer to fill a vacancy October 21, 1934 and was re-elected in 1944 and 1946. He was married in 1902 to Kate Sparkman and they have one son. He is a member of the Methodist church and of Masonic bodies. Henry- J. Schmitz, Eldora, Hardin cotinty treasurer, was born July 12, 1894 in Minnesota. He was educated in country •school and Norwood-Young American High school and Minneapolis Business college. He served as assistant cashier of the Security State Bank at Radcliffe from 1916 to 1933 excepting 14 months army service in France during World War I. He has been Hardin county treasurer since 1933. He is a member of the American Legion, Masonic lodge, Eastern Star, Chapter and Knights Templar. He married Ethel Fagg June 30, JS25 and they have one son. He is seeking the state treasurer -nomination on the Republican ticket. He served as a member of the Iowa Tax study committee in 1946-47 and of the Hardin county -war savings bond drives as chairman during the war. of the Iowa highway commission that it would require $482,282,000 at present prices to complete the state's 8,600-mile primary highway system. The commission recommended that the committee develop a program to carry out the completion of the system within the next 15 to 20 years. This report of the commission followed a recommendation of the Iowa County Engineers association estimating that a sum of $463,134,000 would be necessary to provide adequate secondary roads thruout the state. The study committee is to report to the next legislature on its findings. State Tax Commission Prepares Table On Taxes MONEY NEEDED Cnances are that the next legislature will be asked to make preparations for furnishing more money for roads and highways in the state than at any time since the project to "get Iowa out of the mud" got underway with bond issues. A legislative study committee has under consideration the report PROM BALLROOM GABNAVDLLO, IOWA Friday, May 21 EARL FULTON HIS ACCORDION AND HIS ORCHESTRA This fine modern band has made a. terrific hit with the dancers on two previous engagements. They are returning by popular request POSTVILLE NITE This clipping of the ad, together with 50c will admit one, tax paid The state tax commission has J prepared information regarding isome of the taxes which are paid | into the state from the various I counties thruout the state, and also the amount of this same tax which has been returned to the various counties. Included in the list is a report of Allamakee county. Allamakee County Received Allamakee county received from "state aid" taxes during 1947 (but paid into the state by residents of Allamakee county) the amounts as listed below: General school aid $ 42.147 School transportation 9,088 Supplemental school aid 7,274 Aid to consolidated schools.. 656 Miscellaneous school aid .... 3,475 Agricultural land credits accrued r. 6,080 County allocations of 3c gasoline tax 84,707 Share of cities from lc gasoline tax 9,402 County share of lc gasoline tax 38,718 County share of motor carrier tax 2,447 Expenditures in county from primary road fund 95,048 Allocations to county farm- to-market road funds 63,144 County Fair Aid 1.100 Homestead credits paid 124,418 Total old age assistance, aid to dependent children 135,162 Local welfare administration expenses 3,991 Total military service tax credits 6,527 Cities' share of liquor store profits 6,296 Total distributions $639,680 Allamakee County Paid Out Allamakee county residents paid out in special state taxes in 1947, none of which came from property taxes, the following amounts, for the purposes as listed below: Motor vehicle and trailer use tax $ 9,461 Consumers' use tax 4,771 Retailers' use tax 8,840 Net state sales tax paid 214,518 State gasoline tax, less refunds paid 154,030 Motor vehicle license fee collections 67,119 Individual income tax paid.. 39,032 Corporation income tax paid 1,146 Cigarette tax paid 28,913 Barrel tax on beer paid 11,081 Inheritance tax paid 18,668 Insurance premium tax paid 18,094 Miscellaneous state fees, taxes and licenses 30,630 State liquor store profits 43,096 Fees collected by department of agriculture including oleomargarine tax 4,898 Total estimated state revenues contributed by County from various sources as specified, fiscal year ending June 30, 1947 $654,297 1/ Wt Treated Out Homes As Wt Do Our Woods What A Luck) Thing Folks Never Took To Holding Picnics In Other Folk's Houses TO MEXICO Some prize Butler and Bremer county dairy cattle are on their way to Mexico. Representatives of the Mexican Agricultural college were in those counties recently and purchased the cattle for class room work and for experimental purposes on the college farm at Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. Moral: Take Your Indoor Manners With You When You Go Outdoors Wise Bride Should Buy Long-Lasting Cutlery It isn't always the brightest, shiniest knife blade that's the best for kitchen use. None of the stainless blades have the fine cutting qualities of steel with high carbon content, says Fannie Gannon, Iowa State College home management specialist, to the bride buying cutlery. This is because the alloy—of nickel, chromium and steel—is softer. Look for the words "high carbon" when you want a really good knife. Carbon content is indicated in points. High quality carbon runs up to 100 and 110 points. But ordinary knives have blades with 60 to 70 points carbon, and poor knives may have as low as 10. Most homemakers find three knives meet their kitchen needs— a paring knife with a short blade, a broad stiff-blade carving knife and a narrow flexible carving knife for slicing. For most purposes, hollow ground blades are best. They are ground with a thin section some distance back from the edge, to make sharpening easier. The tang (or the part of the blade encased in the handle) should be held by two or more good rivets in the handle. The least desirable kind of knife has a metal collar slipped over the blade. Choose a size and shape of knife that handles easily for you. Sets may not be the best buy for the bride looking for good cutlery that will last. It's sometimes a better idea to find good individual pieces. Remember, says Miss Gannon, better quality cutlery lasts longer and helps you to work more efficiently and quickly. Thicker stands of corn will give better returns from fertilizers, tests conducted by the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station indicate. Even without fertilizers, some of the most fertile soils in the state will give higher yields when the corn is planted thicker. Adding one stalk per hill to an average stand will increase the yield from eight to 16 bushels per acre 'on fields of high fertility, or on those that have been well fertilized. Noxious weed infestations in seed keep many producers from getting their seed certified. Lutheran Circuit Convention Planned St. John's Lutheran congregation of Waukon, Nelson Preus, pastor, will be host to the Decorah Circuit Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran church on Tuesday, May 25. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a. m. The Rev. V. A. Fiskerbeck, Ossian, circuit president, will preside. The theme for the convention will be "The Family Altar." The opening devotion will be led by the Rev. R. A. Ofstedal of Decorah. The Rev. J. E. Borgen of Cresco will open the discussion on the convention theme. The afternoon session begins at 2:00 p. m., with devotion by the Rev. E. O. Ulring of West Union. The Rev. A. O. Nesset of Clermont will continue the discussion of the morning's theme. The climax of the convention will be the Circuit Brotherhood rally at 8:00 in the evening. Mr. J. C. Iverson of Calmar, Circuit Brotherhood President, will preside. The Rev. T. H. Megorden of Fosston, Minnesota, will be the speaker of the evening. Special musical numbers will be furnished by various Brotherhoods throughout the circuit. Following the rally, there will be a Fellowship Hour. FREAK FIRE A freak fire was caused at Kiron recently when a spark from a drill flew into the gas tank of an automobile and ignited it. Lynnel Baker, who was working on the car in his auto body shop, was uninjured and managed to get the fire department there before much damage was done. HIGH PRICED GOAT A white billy goat proved to be the "top animal" at an auction held recently at Laurens, bringing $355. What gave the goat his appeal, however, was the fact that all proceeds were turned over to a memorial hospital fund. The bidding over, the goat reverted to his original owner. Property Damage High From Auto Accidents Property damage resulting from traffic accidents in highway patrol district ten totaled $349,760 for the first three months of [9-18. The figure was released today by Sgt. Kermith Rhondes. Rhoades said that the damage was the result of 7.15 accidents in the district which involved 1.745 drivers and owners. There wore seven traffic fatalities during the first quarter of the year in district ten. The statewide report for the first three months of this year shows n decided decrease from the Jasl quarter of 19-17 in the amount of property damage. The total damage for the first quarter of this year was $5,5S6,7G8. compared to the October, November, December total of $8,755,971 last year. The safety responsibility law wen! into effect October 1. The quarterly report for 19-18 showed that there had been 11.608 accidents in the state involving 28.814 drivers and owners by the end of March. The fatality toll stood at 81. Following is the report of the first three months of 1948 in district ten: Drivers, Prop. Accidents Owners Damage Winneshiek 66 154 $ 29,380 Allamakee 53 127 27.610 Fayette 88 216 53.555 Clayton 82 188 47,490 Buchanan 68 152 40.370 Delaware 58 132 32.958 Dubuque 300 776 118.397 bring the index to 170 percent of the 1912-14 average. Tills Is the same as in 1920 when the World War I land boom reached Its peak. But there were wide variations in the amount of change from World War I. In North Carolina land prices on March 1 were 145 percent of 1920 level, due probably lo high tobacco prices In recent years, Kutish believes. Kentucky showed a rise for the same renson. In Alabama and Tennessee, prices tt-ore up because the TVA program has increased values there. In some southwestern areas, irrigation and large-scale farming methods have boosted land values above the 1920 figures. In South Dakota, land values are now only one-half those of 1920, This is true despite sharp increases in recent years. In that slate as well as in the entire northern plains area, drouth in the 1930's probably has changed prevailing attitudes toward the general long run prospects for crop production, says Kutish. It may have brought about a shift toward generally lower land values there, he believes. Volume of sales all over the country during the past year was down 15 percent from the previous year, but about the same as u whlph was the peak year t or after World War I, Wcstcn, Belt and range states show* least drop in activity. Individuals and commercial now are making about three, ters of the loans on hm |i Government agencies and i ance companies have been fewer such loans. .llllllllllllliHIlllllllllllllllllllllllllllillllllllllliiiillll DANC RAINBOW GARDENS^ Watervitte, Iowa? Wed., May 2 MEL DUNN — and his — ORCHESTRA COMING—WED., JliSE t REX PINE—Modem M«j| Iowa Land Values Still Below 1920 Level In spite of a strong rise in Iowa farm land values during the year ending March 1, 1948, prices at that time were still only 70 percent of the 1920 level. Iowa land went up 12 percent during the year, Francis Kutish. Iowa State College agricultural economist, reports. And values in the western Corn Belt advanced more than in any other section of the country. During the past year Florida and California registered drops of seven and four percent, respectively, in land values. A citrus surplus has developed, and young groves coming into production indicate an even larger surplus in the future. That probably accounts for the j price drop in land in those two states, says Kutish. | For the country as a whole, farm . land values rose seven percent to; "Yours For Dancing" TOM OWEN and his COWBOYS SAT., MAY 22 COMING: Memorial Day Dance Music of Yesterday and Today BLUE BARRON and his ORCHESTRA With All The Famous Stars! MON., MAY 31 LAKESIDE Guttenberg, Iowa "Where The World's Finest Bands Entertain'. All the Banks In Allamakee County Will Be CLOSED MAY 28 For the Group Meeting Ready-Mix Cement available at all times! CITY PAVING WILL IN NO WAY INTERFERE WITH COMMERCIAL WORK W. H. Behrens Co. Fire, Vermin and Rat Proof Telephone No. 250 Postville, Iowa PHONE, WRITE, DROP IN . . . For Latter Part of May BABY CHICKS • No June Hatches! Allamakee Hatchery Telephone No. 187 Postville, Ion USED CAR VALUES 1948 FORD CONVERTIBLE—Maroon flnsh, radio and huttr. 194? CHEVROLET—Radio, heater and seat covers. 1946 BUICK 4-DR. SUPER—Good as the day It was bon |ltlt Radio and heater. Black finish. 194S FORD TRUCK—Two speed axle. Priced to sell. 1310 FORD PICKUP—New motor. 1937 CHEVROLET 2-DOOR—Radio, heater and scat covets. 1936 FORI) 4-DOOR—Completely overhauled. 1933 PLYMOUTH COUPE. 1933 STUDEBAKER. 1929 G. M. C. PICKUP—Cheap. WILLMAN MOTOR Telephone No. 293 POSTVILLE, IOli mini ORDER YOUR BABY CHICKS NOW! We are now booking order* for the W week of May and early June deliv on our Meyer's Winter-Bred-To-Uy; BABY CHICKS If you are intending to share in the pr# assured poultry breeders next fall and winter, be sure with our chicks. ... 0rd er them today—set the date when will want delivery while we can still take of your baby chick needs. MEYER'S Four-County Hatche Telephone No. 234 Postville,

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