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

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 7, 1948
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, JULY i, 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. All Iowa hails the Dewey and Warren ticket. The two Republican standard bearers who were nominated at the Philadelphia Convention, have been endorsed by the people of the state and as a whole have been described by the Iowa press as a team that will be a sure winner in November. Although there were many Iowans. including a number of newspapers who supported former Governor Stassen of Minnesota, prior to the Convention, the general feeling now prevails that in the nomination of Governor Dewey and Governor Warren, the Republicans share the view that in the selection of these two candidates the progressive forces triumphed while on the other hand the more conservative members of the party are well pleased and are out wholeheartedly for the ticket. Press reaction throughout the state during the week following the Convention's end has been most favorable. The newspapers who have had a more or less liberal policy have announced they will give full support to the Dewey- Warren ticket. The same is true of the more conservative publications. Thus Iowa finds itself in a most advantageous position. In the past Iowa delegations have on several occasions, "missed the boai" in the selection of a presidential nominee. But this definitely did not happen this year. On the first ballot Governor Stassen received 13 of the 23 Iowa votes. This vote reflected the sentiments of many Iowa people. The other ten votes were divided, five going to Tait three to Dewey, and 2 to General McArthur. But it was on the second ballot that Iowa placed itself in a decidedly favorable position when it gave 13 votes to Dewey. Iowa was the first state on the roll call of states which showed a decided shift to Dewey and it was this which may have resulted in other states doing likewise. Illinois in switching its degelation from Governor Green to Taft, on the second ballot, had no doubt hoped to start a stampede for the Ohio Senator. But Uiis fizzled when Iowa, next on the roll call, realizing that Dewey could not be stopped, went to the New York Governor with the lion's share of its votes. On the third ballot, of course, it was unanimous for Dewey. States Chairman Whitney Gillilland. who served as chairman of | the Iowa Delegation, deserves no i small amount of credit for the ad- I mirable manner in which the situa- i tion was handled. There is no j question that Mr. Gillilland rose to ! new heights and displayed real ! ability as a leader. | So. with Dewey and Warren | heading the National ticket. United ! States Senator George Wilson as a I candidate to succeed himself for ! the Senate, and such a popular candidates as Rep. William S. Beardsley for Governor, heading an exceptionally strong state ticket, Iowa should roll along to victory with one of the largest Republican majorities in the history of the state Now Is The Time County and District Finance Chairmen opened their financial campaign for funds on July 1st and the drive is now in full force. It is hoped by the Republican Finance Committee that the drive will be completed before the vacation season starts July 15th. The money now being raised will be used for the National, State and County campaigns. Organization for the campaign must start now as much of the preliminary work must be laid out far in advance. "The pattern of the fall campaign is cut to fit the contributions," declared W. Harold Brenton, chairman of the committee, as the drive opened. "It is up to all of us to do our part as we do not run deficits." The State Convention With the National Convention for 1948 how history. Iowa history, Iowa Republicans are turning their attention to the biennial State Convention on Friday July 23rd, and the State Judicial Convention on Friday, July 30th. County conventions were held in each of the 99 counties on July 2nd at which time the delegates to both state gather- BASEBALL Regularly Scheduled Scenic League Game AT SMITH ATHLETIC FIELD POSTVILLE Sunday, July II Game to be called at 2:15 p. m. WAUKON INDIANS VS. POSTVILLE PIRATES The league-leading Waukon Indians are just one game ahead of the Pirates. Come out and see the home team bid for the league lead. GOODYEAR BATTERY SPECIAL FULLY GUARANTEED 20 MONTHS -FOR- $ 8.95 Exchange FALB'S • Elgin Postville Guttenberg ings were chosen. Each convention will have 3,396 delegates. The State Convention this year must select a nominee for Secretary of State because none of the candidates in the Primary received the 35 percent of the vote necessary to nominate. It will \also adopt the party's state platform. The Judicial Convention will nominate candidates for the judges of the State Supreme Court, The State Convention will be held at the Coliseum in Des Moines, while the Judicial Conclave will be in the ballroom of the Ft. Des Moines Hotel. FARM KERNELS. Now is the best time to send to Iowa State College testing laboratory soil samples from fields that are to be limed this fall for 1949 spring legume seedings. • * * * • Grinding and mixing feeds on the farm for the laying flock doesn't pay for the labor and expense it requires, poultrymen at Iowa State College say. ***** Iowa fire losses in 1947 were the highest since 1931. according to reports by John Strohm, state fire marshal. They amounted to $8,297,073. Hybrid chickens are being pre duced and sold in increasing numbers, says Arne Nordskog, Iowa State College poultry husbandry professor. There is no doubt that good chickens can be produced by hybrid breeding methods. A cow should have grain if she is producing heavily, says Floyd Arnold, Iowa State College dairyman. • * * • • Iowa State College agronomists recommend sudan grass, rye and rape for emergency pasture crops. For an emergency hay crop, soy beans, sudan grass and oats are recommended. Spreading hog production over both spring and fall months with two yearly litters' will give the Iowa producer more opportunity to adjust production to prospective feed supplies, says E. L. Quaife Iowa State College swine specialist. The first sign that the European cornborer hadMnvaded the United States was back in 1917. • • • • • Domestic demand for farm prod ucts will be good as long as we keep most of our labor force at work, says Francis Kutish, Iowa State College economist. We are not likely to see any sharp cut in wages in the near future. • • • • • Surprising as it may seem, the total supply of meat in cold storage is more than usual in spite of the strike, according to a recent report of the USDA. 1 Using a smother crop to control tough perennial weeds not only keeps the weeds down but will pro duce a feed or seed crop at the same time, says E. P. Slywester, Iowa State College botanist. Soybeans especially have proved their value in Iowa to smother out weeds and to produce a valuable crop at the same time. Iowa farmers are hiring more custom work done on their farms than they used to. , ***** If hogs are to make fast and economical gains, fresh water is a necessity. COMING SOON Louis-Walcott Fight Pictures at the Iris Theatre. Watch for this action treat. "Eddie, we "forgot one thine! How are we to fet our daily supply of WATERS' PASTEURIZED MILK? Jbt old camp won't seem mnch like home without it." For Pure Pasteurized Milk, Cream, Chocolate Drink and Cotta*e Cheese Call 38-F-62. POSTVILLE '?k*i 237-J Annual Lutheran Festival Planned At Waverly Iowa's largest "family reunion" will have double significance this year. When thousands of midwestern- ers gather at the Lutheran Children's Home on July 11 for the annual festival, they will also commemorate the Home's 85th birthday anniversary. More than 5,000 persons yearly attend the all-day gathering, but it has a special meaning for the hundreds who return as adults to the Home which served as father and mother to them in childhood. The green, sun-dappled lawn of the Home is the only place they're assured of a reunion with those friends of long ago—and with the many others who take a parental pride in having contributed materially or spiritually to the Home's success. Most everybody brings the entire family and a well-filled picnic basket to the festival. They'll hear well-known leaders, good music and the clear young voices of today's children of the Home. Headline speakers this year will be Dr. B. J. Holm, president of Wartburg Seminary at Dubuque, Iowa, and former pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Washington, D. C, and Dr. Carl F. Heuss, who on September 1 will assume his duties as dean at Wartburg College in Waverly. Dr. Reuss, who is to address the gathering at the afternoon program has been executive secretary of the board of social action of the American Lutheran Church. Opening the program at 10 a. m. will be a religious service in German, a tradition at the festival. It is to be conducted by Rev. William Burrack, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church at Roadlyn. Rev. Paul Matthias, pastor of St._John's Lutheran Church at Clarksville, will conduct the liturgy. The 11 o'clock service, at which Dr. Holm will preach will be given in English and will be broadcast over Radio Stations KWWL of Waterloo, WMT of Cedar Rapids and WNAX of Yankton, South Dakota, by the Christian Crusaders and Byron G. Benson, announcer and executive director. The children of the Home will sing. • The Waverly Municipal band will give a concert prior to the 2 o'clock program when Dr. Reuss speaks. Rev. H. M. Adix, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church of Waterloo, will read the scriptures and Rev. Paul Moeller, well-beloved superintendent of the Home, is to give his report. An operetta, an annual feature of the day and rehearsed for weeks in advance, will be the children's big contribution. In case of rain, the festivities will, of course, move indoors to the auditorium. Now everybody is busy with last- minute preparations to handle the crowd. A stage and bleachers are under construction, ample parking facilities are all arranged and the refreshment stands are being, built. Inside the buildings, church organizations from throughout the state are , preparing exhibits of needlework and other handmade articles. These will be sold to raise funds for the operation of the Home. One year the picnickers consumed 1,806 bags of popcorn, 150 gallons of ice cream, 350 pounds of hamburger and 275 cases of pop ! But it isn't a Roman-holiday. For those thousands who attend the festival, an annual event at the Home for more than a quarter of a century, it's a happy pilgrimage of love. Draft vs. Voluntary Enlistment Explained According to Colonel I. K. Donne, Commanding Officer. Iown-Nebraska Recruiting District, many 18 year old youths mistakenly believe that a one year enlistment in the Armed Forces will completely discharge their obligation under the Selective Service Act of 19-18. "It should be made clear to all 18 year olds," he said, "that upon completion of a one year enlistment they will be transferred to a reserve component for six years, possibly subject- to a month of active duty yearly, or four years in an organized unit." If a vacancy is available, it is the duty of the individual to serve in an organized reserve unit or in an officer's training program for four years. If he declines this assignment, he may be ordered back for 12 additional months of active duty. Further, a potential draftee, whether 18 years of age or between 19 and 25, may enlist for 21 months or he may enlist for a period of two years, but anyone who is -enlisted, inducted, or appointed in the Armed Forces and completes less than 36 months of active service, must be transferred to a reserve component for five years and be subject to such additional training and service as may be hereafter prescribed by law for such component." "This means," Colonel Doane said, "that three years is the shortest enlistment period which will completely discharge the draft obligation without requiring an additional four to six years in a reserve component." "In addition," he said, "a man enlisting for three years in the United States Army or United States Air Force is given a choice of branch of service, (heater of operations,' and may attend a specific school of his choice. None of these opportunities are offered for an enlistment of less than three years." Livestock Death Loss Totals $25,000,000 Yearly Livestock losses cost Iowa farmers $25,000,000 in the period be tween June 1946 and June 1947. The Statistical Laboratory at Iowa State College has recently released results of a survey taken during that time on sickness and death of stock in the state. It is believed to be the most complete information of its kind ever compiled directly from farmers. Surveyors found that every Iowa farm could be charged with an average $120 livestock loss for the year. On farms where livestock is the principal business, the loss would be much greater. One Pig in Five Investigators found that of 16,507 pigs farrowed on 164 different farms, 3,017 died before they were eight weeks old. In other words one pig in every five died. Once they passed the weaning stage, Iowa pigs did much better. During the year there were 353 deaths in an average inventory of 10,000 or about 3.5 percent. Among cattle 9.8 percent of the calves died within one month of birth. After one month, the annual death rate was 2.2 percent. Among chickens the annual death rate was about one in every four. It's obvious that it would be impossible to eliminate entirely this $25,000,000 annual livestock loss. But some of it could be prevented. Some Unavoidable Dr. I. A. Merchant of the Veterinary Division of Iowa State College made an estimate after ex- Double Roll YOUR CHOICE OF ANY PATTERN 49c Western Auto Assoc. Store GEO. C. EDER, Owner Telephone No. 230 Postville, Iowa nmining the results of the Iowa survey. He said he thought farmers might have saved $18,000,000 of the total if they had lavished money and attention on their animals without regard to whether or not it was profitable for them to do so. By using methods that would be practical on most farms, only about $13,000,000 of the loss could have been prevented, Dr. Merchant believes. That would mean providing reasonable enre, good nutrition, veterinary service, adequate equipment and sanitary conditions. Farm economists point out that the answer would vary according to the market value of the animal and the cost of feed, . Biggest cause of death among young pigs was from being crushed by the sow. Sixty percent of the total were reported killed in that manner. Other main causes of death were "stillborn," "weak and runty." "exposure" and hypoglycemia." Calf Losses Among calves less than one month old the main losses were "stillborn" and "died at birth." For calves more than one month old the chief causes were pneumonia and hemmorrhagic septicemia. Farmers don't keep good track of the causes of death among their chickens. "Unknown" was given in one-third of the cases when surveyors' tried to find reasons for poultry losses. "Smothered," "killed by animals," "weak," "coccidios- is." "worms" and "miscellaneous accidents" were chief cause where reasons were noted. Apparently, Increased veteti services, better cave and management arc already ^ divldends to raisers of Iivcstoti ^l Iowa. The figures on death J' sickness losses revealed in the ( vey were lower than many e xi j had believed they would be. , es were also less than had found in other, previous survey] USE »»T SPRAY TO RID CATTLE OF HORN FLIES Those clusters of little blackfi you see cligning on the should and bocks of cattle and other \ stock in pastures and feedlots i be removed if you follow %. structions ,given by Harold GUM son, Iowa State College enton gist. • About one-half the sire o! ( housefly.Uhese dark colored ir« arc known as horn (lies. A0.5o cent DDT spray (one pound t percent DDT wcttable powder! 12'A gallons of water* applied! the rate of one to two quarts ji animal every 14 to 21 days willo trol the insects. A little burning i s a danga thing. The National Safety i cil warns that sunburn not on! uncomfortable, it can be d... Above all, don't take a nap 'tal sun. COMING SOON Louis-Walcott Fijrht PictomJ the Iris Theatre. Watch fot| action treat. Heated Eggs Are A Loss To The Producer, Buyer And Consumer Heated eggs are caused by the body temperature (100 degrees) of the chickens who sit on the nests. Cluck hens and laying hens will heat the eggs if left in the nests. It is better to pick up your eggs in the middle of the forenoon, early afternoon and late afternoon in wire baskets and set them on your basement floor for fast cooling. DO NOT WASH YOUR EGGS! We have sandpaper brushes for cleaning eggs.] Wire Baskets can be had at 60c. PRICES ON EGGS: 42c - 39c - 29c Access to the plant may be had by driving l'/j blocks east of Farmers Store and driving in the alley between J. E. Horgan and Eldo Kurdelmeier, temporarily while our street is in the process of being paved. Hansen & Matson Co. Telephone No. 251 Postville, Iowa Our Community Comes First • • •. it's the people of our: community who have made our Bank and it is only natural that they come first in our thoughts and our consideration. We hope you] will come to us if you need the cooperation of a friend-; ly Bank. Citizens State Bank POSTVILLE, IOW.A

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