Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on August 18, 1948 · Page 2
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August 18, 1948

Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

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TAGS TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, .POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, AP 0 rj BT ^ • LUANA St John's Lutheran Church Paul W. Adix, Pastor Sunday. August 22—«:30 a. m.. Sunday School and Bible Class. 10:30. Cluirch Service. Thursday afternoon, August 26— 1:30, Ladies' Aid. Other Luana News Mrs. Dora Ziegler spent Tuesday in the Roy Topper home east of Monona. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Doerring left Friday on a sight seeing tour up into Minnesota and Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bollman and son of Farmersburg were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Reid Schultz on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. William Genu and children of Giard were Saturday evening guests of his mother, Mrs. Anna Gentz. Mr. and Mrs. Loren Leas were Sunday afternoon guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Olaf al Lansing. Emma Oldag of Chicago. Illinois came Monday for a few days visit with her friend. Caroline Overbeck and other friends. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Zieman and Sharon and Dianne were Sunday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Giles Blietz at Garnavillo. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Berg and i Miss Caroline Overbeck were Wednesday evening guests in the Donald Overbeck home in Garnavillo. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Baade and Jean Ann and Mrs. Maude Baade with relatives enjoyed a picnic dinner at Spillville Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gisleson and two daughters left Wednesday for the Bad Lands and Yellowstone National Park and other places of interest. Mr. and Mrs. Eldo Schrader and family, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Krueger and daughter were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry ^Schrader. j June and Rose Brown went to Cedar Rapids Wednesday for a ten •day visit with their brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dank en and Evelyn. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Radloff and son Gary with Mr. and Mrs. Page Wirkler and son Atlyn Page returned Sunday from a weeks fishing trip up in northern Minnesota. Mr. and Mrs. Myron Dettman with Mr. and Mrs. John Dettman, Mrs. Hubert Bierbaum. Jon and Lorin Dettman of Monona drove to Madison. Wisconsin Sunday io visit Hubert Bierbaum. Mrs. Ida Olvis.' Mrs. Louisa Frederick and daughter Anna. Mrs. Linda Kuhse and son Harold of Farmersburg were picnic supper guests in the Lawrence Baade home Sunday in honor of Mrs. Maude Bnade's birthday anniversary. Rev. and Mrs. Elmer Doerring of Des Moines enroute home from Piquot Lakes. Minnesota where they visited in the Alvin Doerring home spent a couple days with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. William Doerring and other relatives the past week. Mr. mid Mrs. Art Moehnke and two daughters and Mrs. i August Schmidt of Eyota, Minnesota were Sunday evening callers at the Arthur Berg and Caroline Overbeck homes, enroute home from Ceres where they attended the Bierbaum reunion. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Voelz and Louis Schrader with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Schrader and family of Clermont. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Mathews and family and Mrs. John Schrader of Farmersburg were dinner guests Tuesday evening of Mr. and Mrs. James Mathews in honor of Mrs. John Schrader*s birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hinman and Shirley, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Neverman and Kenneth and Brice, Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Riveland, Mr. and Mrs. M E. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pearson and son Ralph, and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Pearson and children attended the Hinman reunion at Decorah Sunday Insurance Department of Iowa Des Moines Annual Certificate For Publication of the ' ARKWRIGHT MUTUAL FIRE INSPRAXCE COMPAXT Located at Boston in the State of Massachusetts MoTmg miatiHUTAMimaiiimtamiiinipwiimw rem ut-noo LOCH «,T •>»«» Whereas, the above named company has filed in the Insurance Department of Iowa, a sworn statement showing its condition on the thirty-first day of December, 1947, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 515. Title XX. of the Code of Iowa, relating to Insurance Companies: and whereas said Insurance Company has complied with the laws of this State relating to insurance. Therefore, in pursuance of law, I. Sterling Alexander. Commissioner of Insurance, do hereby certify that said Insurance Company is authorized to transact the business of Fire and Allied Lines Insurance in the State of Iowa, as required by law, until the first day of April. 1949. I further certify that on December 31, 1947. the statement shows— 1st. Total Admitted Assets S 14,268,003.08 2d. Total Liabilities Except Capital $ 7,201,748.22 3d. Capital Paid Up $(Mutual Co.) 4th. Surplus over all Liabilities S 7,066.256.86 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my (Seal) hand and affixed my seal o£ office at Des Moines, this 1st dav of July. 1948. STERLING ALEXANDER. Commissioner of Insurance. \intijiglolloq)oint "^3i Act Now For Immediate Delivery Of NEW HOTPOINT DISHWASHER! Washes, Rinses And Dries Electrically! Saves Many Honrs of Dishpan Drudgery! ONLY HOTPOINT hat th« convenient front-opening feature. Saves stooping and lining — provides flfeotor kitchen work surface. ly Push A Barton AM Vow Mi's Frisked! IMs Costty Iktt Breakafe! •fear* Forty Heart*! Proved For 15 Years! # Save time and work— solve your dishwashing problems the sanitary way! The Hotpoint Electric Dishwasher washes, rinses, dries dishes— at the push of a button! No more dishpan hands or messy dishcloths! Come in today for an exciting demonstration! Itutnoint •i »n «fcc.B«f »inm««*rt«iwi»;in Koevenig Hardware Time To Tike An Inventory of Our fentry By Fairfield Osborn President, New Work Zoological Society President, Conservation Foundation Author, "Our Plundered Planet." Suppose your radio blared forth today ^the news that a great new continent has been discovered— billions of acres of unspoiled land, rich in forests, grasslands, mineral deposits, wildlife, and deep, clean- running rivers. An air survey has indicated that there is no equivalent area in the world so completely fitted to become the home of millions of prosperous, well-fed, happy people. This new land belongs to no one but a few thousand scattered and for the most part nomadic peoples. It stands there for. the taking—a great untouched stock of natural living resources. One cannot help but wonder, should such a phenomenon be possible, whether the human race would make the same mistakes in "conquering" a vast new land area that we Americans have made in "harnesting Nature" in these United States. Less than five centuries ago Columbus brought home to Europe the greatest news flash of all time. Even so. more than a hundred years were to pass before a thin fringe of colonists was permanently established along our Atlantic coast and a few scattered Spanish outposts had found root in what is now California. Over two centuries more elapsed before the "Winning of the West," and the actual settlement of the Great Plains did not take place until a few short decades ago. In these really recent years we truly began .to roll. These general' facts are cited for the purpose of reminding vis that it took some time as human history goes r for the pressure of population to carry our people into the great interior of our country. Only a little while ago our resources seemed limitless. Land was cheap. Virgin timber was free for the cutting. Rich grazing lands stretched away beyond the horizon. The history of many a pioneer family starts with the stripping of a farm in Maine or Connecticut, a move to Ohio, on to Iowa and off across the plains to the Great West—leaving a trail of spoliation and waste. In the colonization of a great new continent would we repeat the errors of the past? In the beginning the American people took over the custody of some 1,900,000,000 acres of land. Some 40% of it was in virgin timber. A billion of the total acreage^—over halif of it—was suitable for crop lands, farm pasture or range-grazing lands. The remainder represented natural desert and mountain tops. That was the inventory of our resources, our pantry, when the United States went into business. How do we total up today? Let us check the timber item. Of the approximately 800 million acres of virgin forest that fell to the care of the founding fathers only about 133,000,000 acres—some 17%—is reported to remain. About half of the original total acreage is in second and third growth forest including scattered farm woodlots. And how are we administering this pitiful remnant of our former wealth? The Forest Service of the Federal Government in its last annual report states that in 1909 the total stand of saw timber in the United States came to 2,826 billion board feet. By 1945—a generation and a halt later—our national "wobdpile" had been reduced to 1,601 billion board feet—a reduction in our inventory of some 44Vc. This does not indicate the amount of standing timber represented by those species of trees that were not considered valuable in 1909, but which are now included in the latter total. Nor does it reveal the fact that of our, remaining 133 million acres of .virgin forest 96% is in the western states. So far as virgin timber is concerned the east, the south and the central states have practically none of it. This is only part of the forest story. It is reported that we arc consuming our now limited supply at the rate of 54 billion board feet each year while our annual growth rate is only 35 billion. Consumption surpasses replacement by more than 507c. It does not take much paper to figure how long at this rate it will be before we can close! out our timber inventory. j Let's look at the farm land item The most recent report of the Soil Conservation Service estimates our oe YEAR AFTER YEAR More farmers each year get going with Funk's G-Hybrids in their planter boxes . . . BECAUSE Funk's G it paying off with top yields ofquality corn even when the going is tough. They're Consistently Good ... Year After Year! Leo Go Dreier Phone 40-F-61 Postville, Iowa present farm croplands total at approximately 460,000,000 acres. Erosion, largely man-made, is said to take away 5,400,000,000 tons of our life-supporting top-soil every year. It is stated that 3,000,000,000 tons wash or blow away from American farms every twelve months— enough to fill a freight train that would girdle the earth 18 times. Erosion by wind and flood is estimated to carry away some 21 times as much plant food from our soil as the total of its productive crops. The total red ink item representing annual soil loss in the United States approaches $4,000,000,000. This total is made up of the losses of soil, plant nutrients, direct loss to farmers, plus the cost of damages by flood and erosion to highways, railroads, waterways and other facilities and resources. So the story goes. Our forests and our grasslands are the basis of our national wealth. Oil, minerals, all our other resources add to the total, of course, but it is by our forests and our grasslands that our people eat and live. Ding Darling is so very right. It is high time to take an inventory of our pantry. No family could live and thrive by such inroads on its capital and no one can spend more than he earns for long. No sound business could pursue a policy by which capital replacements were not adequately and regularly planned. And by the same token no nation can survive that spends its wealth faster than it can be replaced. The most tragic chapters of (he human story bear, this out—Greece, Spain, China, India and many more throughout the history of man. The time for our defiance of the laws of nature has come to an end. If we do not cease the practice of using up our resources faster thnn they can be replaced we too will become a "have not" nation. As Ding predicts, our trustee-ship will have failed and the race will spend the rest of its history fighting for what little resources remain. As for the United States we can then get along without a stock-taking, for there will be no inventory on our shelves. Old Mother Nature will have become Old Mother Hubbard. Little ads with big results— our Want Ads. State News Letter- (Continued from page i) \ biit counties can draw from general fund if there is & School Legislation The State Education Associaii has outlined some ot the legi live proposals it will support^ the general assembly convenes January. There is no mention full collection of the income I as advocated two years ago, ^ ly because lenders believe such stand might be unpopular in vit of the $100,000,000 state stitpfc The association is continuing j drive for an increase in state aiji schools to $20,000,00 or wie-fau of costs. The 1SEA also will back * ( gram to increase tuition rates, p vide a $2,400 minimum salary teachers with four years of eollej training, increase retirement \» fits, provide better tenure taws it sick leave benefits. The associatk also will ask for clariflcaticn i transportation laws, revision ol tj schoolhouse fund laws and jji education statutes and a school age provision. WHERE THE SERVICE IS AS MODERN AS A FUTURAMIC OLDSMOBILE! As Oldsniobile Dealers we're way out ahead with Hydra-Matic Drive. Not only in sales, bat in service, too. Our mechanics have invaluable experience in the automatic transmission field. We've secured the necessary equipment and built up a backlog of Hydra-Malic parts. All of which means, if you're a Futuramic driver—a driver who never shifts gears or ] a clutch—you probably want service that's ultra-modern, too. Why not drive in soon! YOUR OLDSMOBILE FALB MOTOR & IMPLEMENT P E A LEI POSTVILLE, IOWA tioon z% eighbor in Anybody's Neighborhood The story of $21,000,000.00 that came in— then turned around and went right out again! N IGHT and day-day and night- folks from all over keep coming to our ticket offices to buy rides on The Milwaukee Road. For one reason or another—yes, for hundreds of different reasons —they don't want to stay where they are, but want to go some place else. And one of the helpful things performed by The Milwaukee Road is to carry people; carry them from where they want to get away from to where they want to go. In 1947 we received from our passengers a sum amounting to around $21,000,000.00. This is, indeed, a large cluster of dollars and represents a much appreciated patronage. We ar« pleased that people like to ride on The Milwaukee Road to the extent of twenty-one million dollars* worth an one year. But that is not the whole story.- What did we do with the |21,000,i 000.00? Pass it along to the stockholders? No. 6 \ Spend it for fuel, or rails, or netr locomotives? No. Pay interest on money that hil been borrowed? No. Use it for the wages of the workers who operate' and maintain The M* waukee Road? No. Put it in the reserve-in our piggf'j bank —as against needed impf** -1 ments? No. This sum of $21,000,000.00 really wasn't ours to keep and use tor of railroad operation. It was paid ^ for TAXES. Federal taxes. Stats tax* Local taxes. It's the money that «*( in—then turned around and went rtg out again! It is neither improper nor i /rwwMJ I believe, Jor me to remark Milwaukee Road is a good and mm citizen in whatever community ofcwl sens it serves! PntUmt y , / THE MILWAUKEE Horn Order Your Seed Now

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