Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 30, 1948 · Page 3
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 3

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 30, 1948
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f EDNBSDAT, JUNE' St, ISO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA PAGE THESE. Remember When-? ek's is. venty-Five Years Ago. •resting Items From the Files of the Postville Herald of V V J Thursday, July 5, 192VV^ eo Hnnks arrived here Tuesday rnoon from Chicago to spend a vacation here with home W. J. Hanks drove down to regor to meet t them and t them back- in the car. of the finest signs in town painted on Luhman & Sanders' ,e corner last week by August ft and it is not only an ad for store but a h^elp to motorists as , in that it gives directions to le them on their way westward. ,. and Mrs. A. C. Harrington early Sunday morning by car Marshalltown, taking with . Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Harring- and son Dean, who had be&i King relatives and old friends, ittage No. Six was erected at no's Park last Thursday, and ipies a position on the south of this beautifully wooded it. This latest addition to the ily of homes is the joini proper- f Lloyd Putnam, Kenneth Sari-. Harvey Douglass ond Dr. Ittidge. Ireenfield. the county seat of county, has a population of it 1700 and averages well with s of its class. Last Saturday there were 523 automobiles in nfield by actual count. On square alone there were 257 parked. The Saturday night ic regulation is becoming a Jem. Fifty Years Ago. (resting: Items From the Files "The Graphic" published in Postville, July 8, 1898 Waters has moved into the tier Dr. Becker home, fan McNeil has bought the lots lining the Parker barber shop $800. iving to a shortage of funds the i council has stopped street im- jfements, but expects to con- it next fall. . John Schultz and the Misses ida Wolter and Sophie Schultz [ to Madison, Wisconsin, Satur- for a visit to the William •ens home. gent Perry of the local Burling- road sold 105 tickets to West }n, July 4th. 17,000 people saw jling Bros, circus there that resident of the Yellow river Jitry brought a rattlesnake to yesterday that measured 43 inches long and had twenty-one rattles. The snake had been caught while devouring the chickens on this farmer's place. Iowa Ranks High As Dairy State Iowa, the land of corn and hogs, can hold her own as a dairy state. The Hawkeye state ranks fourth in tota.1 milk production, fifth in number of milk cows, second in butter production, and ninth in number of cows on test in Dairy Herd Improvement Associations, U. S. Bureau of Agricultural Economics statistics show. Proved Sires High More DHIA sires were proved in the United States during 1947 than in any previous year—and Iowa ranked fourth high with 331 sires proved for the year. Iowa is among the few states which still market most of their dairy production in the form of creamery butter. The future of Iowa dairying? That will depend to a large extent on how Iowa responds to the demands for better quality products and the economy of production of the dairy enterprise as compared with other farm enterprises, say Iowa State College dairymen. Tied To Soil Saving C. A. Iverson, head of the college Dairy Industry Department, says that with the efficiency of the dairy cow as a consumer of roughage, and with soil fertility and future crop production lied closely to Iowa dairying, conservation-minded farmers may well afford to look to dairying for conversion of soil- conserving crops into tasty, nutritious foods. "If Hawkeye farmers ever took dairying seriously, Iowa could easily become the top dairy statu in the nation," Iverson believes. MAKE CAMP CLOTHES RESISTANT TO FLAMES Packing the youngsters off to camp, you think of the dangers of the campfire that's always part of the fun. You'll have fewer qualms and you'll enjoy the plans for the expedition more if you're sure the children's clothes can't catch fire. You can apply a fire-retardent finish to knitted shirts and jeans right at home, says Lucille Rea. Iowa State College clothing specialist. Use this simple mixture made of ingredients easily purchased—seven ounces of borax, three ounces boric acid and two quarts of water. Ap ply the solution when the clothes are clean. It washes out in the next laundering, but the finish should last until then. Clothes so treated may char or burn very slowly, but they won't burst into flame. with a FUEL-SAVING ENJOY AUTOMATIC OIL HEAT * at its BEST! —aasx $ ^ WINTER ^ AIR CONDITIONER featuring Fuel-Saving VERTICAL COUNTERFLOW Hoth Bros. Hardware Hardware — Heating — Plumbing felephone No. 229 Postville, Iowa III Postville Stores - Will Be CLOSED ALL DAY loth Sunday and Monday ULY 4 and 5 PosWilk Commercial Club £totrch Tlottcetf ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH Frederick R. Ludwig, Pastor The Women's Missionary Society will meet Thursday afternoon-at 2:00 o'clock in the assembly room. Mrs. Frank Hangartner is the leader and Mrs. Emma Thoma is the hostess. The senior choir will rehearse on Thursday evening at 8:00 at the church. The junior choir will rehearse Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the church. The children's choir will rehearse Saturday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock. Church School service Sunday morning at 9:15. Adult Bible class Sunday morn ing at 9:15 o'clock in the assembly room. German service Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock. The service Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock. The sermon subject, "Righteousness Exalteth A Nation." Luther League devotional Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the assembly room. The officers and teachers of the Church School will meet Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the assembly room. The Ladies' Aid will meet Thursday afternoon, July 8, at 2:00 p. m., in the assembly room. St. Paul's is open daily for prayer and meditation. " COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF POSTVILLE Rev. Eldon Seamans, Pastor Sunday, July 4, 10:00—Morning worship. This Sunday is our quarterly communion service. There will be special music. The minister will bring a communion meditation on the theme: "For the Healing of the Nations." 11:00—Sunday school. The minis ter will bring his monthly message to the school during the opening worship service. There are classes for all ages. Wednesday, July 7, is the opening day of the .Senior High School Presbyterian Summer Conference at Cedar Falls. All young people planning to attend this conference should get their registration blanks from the minister by Wednesday of this week. The Junior High camp will begin on July 15. Those planning to attend this camp should get their registration blanks in order to send them to the registrar by the end of the week. The Ladies' Aid of group No. 1 will meet in the home of Mrs. Willard Schutte, July 7. CLERMONT LUTHERAN PARISH A. O. Nesset, Pastor Friday, July 2— East Clermont societies at 2:00 p. m. Sunday, July 4—Highland, Communion service at 10:30 a. m._ Wednesday, July 7—West Clermont Priscilla, at 2:15 p. m. July 18-23—Decorah Circuit Lutheran Bible Camp. Luther League convention on July 18, afternoon and evening. ST. BRIDGET'S CHURCH Francis J. Vallastcr, Pastor Week-day mass at 7 a. m. Sunday masses at 7:00 and 9:00 o'clock a. m. Confessions will be heard every Saturday, from 2:30 to 5:30 and from 7:00 to 8:30. Iowa Air Service Is Growing Rapidly How Rich Will We Be When We Have Converted All Our Forests, All Our Soil, All Our Water Resources And Our Minerals Into Cash? Last summer there was an airplane for every 1,471 people in Iowa compared to the national average of one plane for nearly 1,600 people. And one Iowan in 2500 has a private plane at his service. These facts about Iowans' growing interest in their skyways were gleaned from "Iowans Flying," a survey intended to encourage the development of aviation in Iowa, released by the Iowa Aeronautics Commission. The report was prepared under the direction of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, of the State University of Iowa. In reviewing Iowa aviation today, the booklet pbints out that "of 1,760 planes registered in Iowa, 691 are in commercial service; Iowa's fleet of personal planes and planes used for private business amounts to slightly over 1,000 ... In early 1947 there were 8,950 pilot's licenses held by Iowans." The report contends that aviation is already a big business, with about 200 airports in Iowa. "The average Iowa airport," the survey reveals, "is between two and three miles from the community it serves, covers 150 acres of ground, and has a miscellaneous assortment of small buildings and hangars." The operation of seaplanes on Iowa's lakes and rivers is becoming common. In the north-central part of the state there are eight lakes, varying from 157 to 968 acres surface area, on which seaplane operation is permitted, and 01 other lakes on which landings are permitted but not. recommended. By Tom Wallace, Editor, The Louisville Times and Past National President, Isaaz Walton League of America The question asked by J. N. Darling, famous cartoonist and conservationist, in the cartoon published with this article deserves more widespread and serious consideration than, perhaps, it will receive. Millions, scores of millions, more than 100,000,000 people in the United States, has so little information about natural resources that they fondly imagine that these of the United States are inexhaustible. That is far from being true and while we consider, gayly or glumly, according to our political beliefs or the degree of our bouyancy, giving billions to needy countries, there is too little consideration of the problem of where we shall get, regularly, and eternally, the means to provide for the needs of others and for ourselves. All human life, all human enterprises, the economic, cultural and military'strength of the nation, depends fundamentally, and entirely, upon natural resources. The United States is richer in money than it was a generation ago; immensely richer than it was when its resources hardly had been scratched, but it is not safely and indestructibly rich. It has before it choice between a more vigorous movement to correct abuses of soil and water and loss of its financial strength. Mr. Darling mentions forests and soil and water. These sources last mentioned has been called by Kenneth Reid, Executive Secretary of the Izaak Walton League of America, the stepchild of conservation. Not many people know anything about water as a natural resource, and how it has been mistreated and still is minstreated. Nearly everyone knows a little—not much— about forests and farm lands, but nearly everyone omits thinking about water. People complacently eat shellfish without knowing that some of our ocean estuaries, scenes of great enterprise, are being ruined by pollution. The spectacle of farmers hauling water from the deeper holes in creeks which have stopped running because of drouth excites comment. People says the farmer should arrange for water storage, and he should do that, but creeks and springs which flowed all of the year when the pioneers explored the continent no longer are dependable because the water table has descended. In almost any group of 100 persons, if the group is not made up of scientists or conser- 1 yationists, mention of the water table mystifies more than half of the group; more than fifty persons wonder if a new mechanical gadget is being mentioned. Yet the course of every individual who operates a farm affects in some degree the water table—the depth at which ground water is available. Not many agricultural agents, graduated from colleges to become guides of farmers, pay much attention to water pollution or water depletion. Not many people know that because land is abused high dams built to irrigate land, to create electric power, to .control floods, will become useless for the purposes for which they are created unless the problem of siltation is controlled. The local board of trade, in any town surrounded by eroded hills and living upon the fertile soil of stream valleys, is ready to whoop for the high dams on which many millions of dollars will be spent, entirely ignoring the fact that the dam that will submerge 1,000 miles of fertile valley soil will be useless within less than a century because of the silt that will fill the reservoir. Mr. Darling,, the cartoonist, is much more of • statesman than the United States Senator who has some firiends who wish to exploit a virgin forest which the Federal Government has been protecting. He is more of a patriot than the Senator who wants to get money from the Federal Treasury spent on a series of dams which aren't really needed now and which may be entirely filled with sand, clay, gravel, and trash before Mhe Senator's grandson is graduated from v college. How rich will we be when we have converted all our forests, all our soil, all our water resources and our minerals into cash? Ask King Midas—he found out! NOT SO SMART At Le Mars, three youngsters are wondering if owls are so smart after,all. They surprised one in a pasture and it flew up into a tree, becoming entangled in the branch. The boys shot it as it hung helplessly there. PAID FARE A white leghorn hen went to roost underneath an automobile at Monticello recently and rode to Springville. The next morning she paid her fare by laying an egg. Accident Record High It's no fun to be a statistic, if you're on the nation's staggering annual accident records, warns the Accident Prevention Department, Association of Casualty and Surety Companies. Accidents last year killed over 100,000 persons and injured ten and a half million. The death toll was up two per cent from 1946. Be careful, be safe, reminded the Department. TOWN COUNCIL, PROCEEDINGS An adjourned regular meeting of the Town Council of Postville was held at 7:30 o'clock P. M. on Thursday, June 24, 1948, in the Council Rooms, Memorial Hall, with Mayoc M. C. Deering presiding. All the councilmen were present. Application with fee and bond attached of Jessye A. Schroeder for Class "C" Beer License was presented by the Clerk. On motion, said permit was granted and bond approved. On motion, a resolution entitled, "Resolution Providing For a Notice of Hearing on Proposed Plans, Specifications and Form of Contract for Improvement and Extension of the Waterworks Plant of the Town of Postville, Iowa, and Providing for Taking Bids in Connection Therewith," was introduced. On call of the roll all the councilmen voted "Aye." Nays: None. 1 The Mayor thereupon declared the resolution duly adopted by the unanimous vote of the Council. On motion, a resolution was introduced and unanimously adopted providing that all persons living outside the corporate limits of Postville, who wish to connect on to the Town's sanitary sewer system, must pay cost of extending sewer to their property from the corporation line at point of connection with the sanitary sewer and pay the Town the sum of One Dollar per month as sewer rental during period such sewer is used. I On motion, the meeting adjourned. JOSEPH B. STEELE, Town Clerk M. C. Deering, Mayor. Published in the Postville Herald June 30, 1948. John T. Smith, 88, has been a resident of Sabula, Iowa, for the past 78 years. He is still active in the real estate business there. COAST-TO-COAST FUEL PUMPS ARE BEST BECAUSE: They're completely new — each part is rigidly checked before assembly and again after final assombly for correct pressure and vacuum by actual gas pumping tests. Each fuel Pump ft Unconditionally Guaranteed To Give Perfect Perform, once NO STALLING WITH A COAST-TO-COAST STOKES GUARANTEED v FUEL PUMP DOUGLAS R. LOOMIS, Owner Since 1776.. Americans have been jealous of their freedom. No less than 7 times have otir sons gone to war to preserve our way of life. Today, folks right here in the Postville territory are fighting for financial independence with this same intense determination that they have inherited from their ancestors. The well-being of our community speaks highly of their efforts. CLOSED ALL DAY JULY 5th SECURITY Postville State Bank We Offer A Complete Banking Service lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll E3E sWJ^sTM You Are Invited.. I wish to announce that I have purchased the insurance business of Gustav Dietsch effective July 1. „ I extend a cordial invitation to Mr. Dietsch's many loyal clients to make my office your "Insurance Headquarters." You are welcome at any time. Mr. Dietsch has been your trusted insurance advisor for many years and it is my hope that I, too, may merit your trust and confidence. 1 7 am ready to give you prompt service on claims or any other service you need. All existing policies will continue as they are. You will be notified when it is time for renewal. Thank You.. I wish to take this, opportunity to thank my many customers and friends for their patronage during the past 30 years during which time I have been in the insurance business in Postville. I have sold my business to Boyd Turner, effective July 1, and he will continue to serve my present policyholders through his agency. Mr. Turner has given me extensive help with the business the last two years and has been kind enough to relieve me of these responsibilities now and allow me to retire. Boyd B. Turner j Gustav Dietsch

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