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Postville, Iowa
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Thursday, April 30, 1936
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PAGE TWO. torn Our Exchanges Anthony Huber has been appointed postmaster at Calmar. Waukon fair officials have signed up a rodeo for July 3, 4 and 5. The Nashua and Osage fairs will use the same free acts this year, The postoffice at Sumner will be restored to the second class July 1. The Northwood American Legion is sponsoring a celebration in that city July 4th. Adolph Kiste of Decorah caught a 21 1 \ inch rainbow trout in Trout Run, April 19th. The Lime Springs commercial club has decided to put on a celebration in that city July 4th. The Lansing Fish & Fur Market recently shipped 7,000 pounds of fish to the eastern markets. The Decorah city library contains 8,541 volumes and 53.000 volumes were circulated the past year. Ossie Solem, Iowa City coach, will be the speaker at an athletic dinner in Prairie du Chien, May 11th. Prof. Chas. W. Phillips of Waukon has been engaged as director of the Legion Drum Corps at Elkader. Villa Louis, Prairie du Chien's famous show place, will be opened to the public for the season on May 1st. The Decorah CCC camp, established two and a half years ago, was officially abandoned Tuesday of this week. A brooder house and 500 chickens were destroyed by fire on the C. TV. Hass farm north of Cresco, April 19th. The annual play day of the Fayette county public schools is to be held at the West Union fair grounds on Saturday, May 23rd. The Waukon Farmers creamery sold the buttermilk for the year at auction last week at prices ranging from 22 to 36 cents per barrel. Clyde Sadler of Waukon and "Jude" Melvold of Cresco each caught their limit of trout on French Creek the opening day of the season. Warm weather has sent the water of the Mississippi back to a high level, says the Prairie du Chien Press, so that the roadway across the slough is again partially covered. The river stage Wednesday morning was 14.4 with approximately four inches of rise still expected. Mrs. W. G. McMartin, chairman of the education committee of the Iowa federation of women's clubs, is showing throughout the state films she took of the McGregor scenic area, and it is expected this will largely increase the attendance at the McGregor school of wild life this summer. A rare, bald white eagle was seen last week by Harry Youngblood and his son Ralph as they were crossing the Finn farm southwest of Freeport, says the Decorah Journal. The bird, which had lighted in a tall tree, resembled a huge pillow. It remained stationary until the Youngbloods were quite close, then spread its wings and flew away. The spectators estimated the wing spread of the eagle to be between seven and nine feet. An old friend looked amused as he took his pipe out of his mouth and recited: "Sing a song of pestilence, a fellow full of rye, four and twenty serpents were dancing in his eye; when his eyes were opened he shouted for his life, wasn't he a pretty chump to come before his wife? His hat was in the parlor underneath a chair, his bags were in the hallway, his coat upon a chair; his trousers in the kitchen, his collar on the shelf, but he had not any notion where he was himself; when the morn was breaking, someone heard him call; his head was on the ice chest, which was the best of all."—Exchange. It is stated that Carl W. Reed of Cresco will be named a candidate for judge by the republicans in opposition to Judge Goheen of Calmar. While enroute to her school in Worth county on a bicycle. Miss Lillian Christiansen, the teacher, was attacked and bitten by a farmer's dog. A Ridgeway fisherman, using night crawlers for bait, last week landed a 19*4 inch German brown trout that weighed three pounds and two ounces. While seining obnoxious fish from Clear Lake last week the first haul netted 12.000 pounds, mostly buffalo, which weighed over five pounds each. Approximately 10,000 carp and buffalo, totaling 61,000 pounds, were taken by 65 gill-net fishermen from West Okoboji lake during the past winter. Clayton county republicans will this year present a full county ticket at the June primaries, and we note that G. W. Hunt of Guttenberg is the candidate for slate senator from that district. Arlyn Elsheimer of Waukon looks like Allamakee county's champion trout fisherman for 1936, having landed a 22 inch German brown trout in Waterloo Creek one day last week that weighed 4*.; pounds. W. E. Anderson, Arlington, while in town Monday afternoon made a suggestion for getting rid of dusty streets which we are glad to pass on, says the Elgin Echo. In his town they use calcium chloride, which is commercially known as "Dow Flake," and during the past six or seven years they have had very good success with it. It's much cheaper than oil and Mr. Anderson said he was certain they could use this at half the price of street sprinkling and besides have a much better job of dust settling. They started out assessing the cost to the property holders but found it so cheap that the town now does the work each year. Figures furnished us Tuesday show that 751.34 miles of this county's road system are used as rural routes or 62% of the total of 1,206.90 miles in the entire system, says the Elkader Register. Of this total of 751.34 miles 83.95 are hard surfaced, 178,86 are surfaced with gravel or similar material 55.45 miles are graded roads and the balance, or 433.08 miles, are ungraded dirt roads. A total of 262.81 miles of the rural route roads are classed as surfaced (34.97%), while 488.53 miles (65.03%) are non-surfaced. These 1 ures may startle some of our readers, but it should be borne in mind that few, if any, counties in the state have a greater mileage than does the road system in this county. Bishop Edwin F. Lee of Malaysia, now in this country on a furlough, will be the commencement speaker at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Monday, June 1. His subject will be "My Country and Its Possible Outlook." The Calmar public schools closed this week and the work of razing the present building will start at once. It is planned to have the new $80,000 structure to be erected on the site ready for occupancy at the opening of the school year in September. Of a $13,824.00 federal allotment to Iowa for all highway programs during 1936, only $718,466 has been actually paid out of the United States treasury to date, the highway commission reported to Gov. Clyde Herring Saturday. A special report prepared at his request showed $6,639,2071 of the Iowa allotment has not been allocated to definite projects, although it still is tentatively assigned under agreements reached when the money was made available. Most of the remaining part of the program is under contract or pending, the report said. Of the total allotment $3 ,231 ,718 is regular federal aid, $4,991,664 is for the emergency works program, and 53,600,679 is for grade crossing work. A lot is being said just now by the republican press and by republican organization speakers about democrats using public patronage to build up a party machine, says "On the Air" in the Independence Conservative. If any of these objectors can point to any single use of patronage for party purposes, if they can name a single instance in which the democrats have made political appointments which cannot be duplicated by former repub lican administrations, I'll gladly publish all they have to say. I take my leaf out of the republican handbook and guide myself by republican practices in times past and insist that appointments by democrats should go to democrats. For Mothers Day SUNDAY, MAT 10. WHY NOT GIVE HER: —Collection of choice Gladiola, dahlia or hardy lily bulbs. —Petunias, vines and geraniums for her window or porch box; —Items for her perennial garden like Oriental poppy, goillardia, hybrid delphinium, phlox, pansies, etc, —She would be delighted with a rose bush or other flowering shrubs such as quince, buddlia, syringa, almond, hydrangia, etc Of course we have a large variety of potted plants and novelties as well as fresh cut flowers. Waukon Greenhouses Waukon Phone 24 Iowa A Cresco implement man has put in a stock of combines, the latest thing in harvesting equipment. The Elkader American Legion will put on a two-day celebration at the fair grounds in that city July 4 and 5. The number of heifers one to two years old being kept for milk cows in Wisconsin is estimated at 348,000 head, being the smallest figure of any of the past seven years. Gene Howe, editor of the Amarillo (Texas) Globe, has attracted nationwide attention by coming to the defense of mothorinlaws and starting a Motherinlaw Day in Texas. Howe says, "that for every motherinlaw who has broken up a home there are ten who have held homes together. The Bible is the word of life—it is a picture of the human heart displayed for all ages and all sorts and conditions of men—I am sorry for the men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and pleasure.—Woodrow Wilson. Work will begin soon at Elma on an extensive park project sponsored by the Elma city council and partially financed by the WPA, says the Cresco Times. An eight acre plot of ground on the south edge of town will be improved by clearing and leveling. A baseball field, tennis courts, picnic grounds and a winter skating rink will be laid out, together with the necessary buildings, such as comfort station, grandstand, etc. An initial allotment of $1350 has already been provided from WPA funds to be expended for labor. The original application called for the expenditure of $10,000, of which about half was to be provided by WPA. With indications of better trout fishing in Allamakee county than in recent years, the demand for fishing licenses has been brisk this spring, says the Waukon R. & S. A total of 211 have procured fishing licenses, while 235 others have obtained the combination hunting and fishing licenses, a number much larger than last year. Nine non-resident fishermen have paid the higher fee for permits to fish in this state. The trout season will be open until September 1st. Trout fishing is permitted in the following streams in this county: Waterloo Creek, French Creek, Wexford Creek, Hickory Creek, Clear Creek, Village Creek and Bear Creek. COUNTY HOME BONDS ARE SOLD AT A SMALL PREMIUM At the bond sale held at the county auditor's office Tuesday forenoon last the Iowa Des Moines National Bank & Trust Co. were the successful bidders of the $44,000 bonds offered for sale by the county board of supervisors for the erection of the new county home this summer. The bonding company's bid was n premium of $106.20 at a 2% interest rate. The bonds are of $1,000 denomination, dated May 1, 1936. Four thousand dollars of the bonds will mature Nov. 1, 1937, and $5,000 on Nov. 1 of each succeeding year thereafter up to and including Nov. 1. 1945, when the entire indebtedness will be paid.—Waukon Democrat. Clayton county last week Wednesday afternoon sold a $493,000 issue of primary road refunding bonds to the Halsey, Stuart & Co. bonding house of Chicago. The successful bidder took the entire block o£ bonds bearing 1%% interest, and the county will receive a premium of $2,001.00. The total of $493,000 is the amount remaining from issues first made in 1930, Of the total. $270,000 was paying 4^i%. while $223,000 was paying 4 The annual interest on these two amounts would have been $21,856.50, had the old rates remained. The new issue of $493,000 at l*i% will have an annual interest of $8,627.50, or a saving, by refunding, to the county of $13,229 each year. A collision between a pheasant and a big Rock Island passenger engine drawing a train of eight coaches put the big engine out of commission near Owatonna one morning last week, says the Northwood Anchor, making it necessary to have the train with the damaged engine towed to the division point at Inver Grove. As Rock Island passenger train No. 17. which passes through Northwood at 4:10 a. m., was near Owatonna. Engineer Walter Jones of Minneapolis, who was driving the mogul engine with its load of eight heavy cars, saw a large pheasant rise in the air as the engine approached. There was a head-on collision between bird and engine, killing the bird instantly. Almost immediately the steam pressure in the engine's boiler began to go down and finally the train stalled. The dead bird's body had knocked the whistle off the engine and allowed the steam to escape from the broken pipe rapidly enough to diminish the pressure to such an extent the train could not proceed. The Decorah Chamber of Commerce and the Decorah Credit Bureau have issued numerous warnings to Decorah merchants regarding "fake" advertising solicitors, says the Decorah Journal. Last week a typical high pressure salesman applied nt the Credit Bureau for permission Co sell advertising space in a church paper which would be given away each Sunday to members of the congregation. The salesman supplied the name of a local pastor, little realizing that Credit Bureau officials would investigate his proposition. The salesman had already collected $7 -from one Decorah business firm and after being turned down by the Decorah Credit Bureau, he skipped out of the city without refunding the money already collected. TMUIISDAY, APRIL 30, The Alta Vistan wants to know „ many merchants of that town "2 say this truthfully to their ousted- "I'appreciate your business m lievo I am entitled to U because i lieve in patronizing home town ^ prises and I can say to you that I ^ my family does all Us buying j n Cl8 home town." An unusually fine team of draft j,^ ses sold at the Klotz sale last Sales' day for $500, says "On the Air" [ n ^ Independence Conservative. Can sw imagine what the owner-might fa* got for such a team if the New r^i hadn't been holding back the t«ta, of prosperity.• And I noticed ^ day where a large Iowa form soldij $125 per acre. 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It is a story of gauges that measure a millionth of an inch—of machines that polish cylinder walls to a mirror finish— of moving parts so uniform that tbey don't have to be "worn in" to get the proper fit. Drive a new Ford V-8 today and learn for yourself what this precision means in smoother performance and quiistcr operation. Then consider how much it must mean in longer life and greater all-round economy of ownership, FORD DEALER TODAY • GET I'KUFORMAXCK WITH ECONOMY Tcrm»as!owaa$25 a rao«nh,afterdo»-n-p»)- mem, under now UCC }i per cent a month plans. Prices $510 and up, F. O. B. Detroit, including Safety Glaus throughout in ererf typ«. Standard accessory group extra. THAT

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