Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 30, 1936 · Page 8
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Postville, Iowa
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Thursday, April 30, 1936
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PAGE EIGIIT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA, Outdoor Rambles I (By Arthur J. PaUis) The little brown birds you see this time of year are likely to be sparrows, but they are not all English sparrows. And by the way, the English sparrows belong to an entirely different family of birds than our true sparrows. The • sparrow family is a large one; about 45 different species of sparrows have been reported in Iowa. Reported in Iowa in the sparrow family have been six of the Subfamily of Cardinals and Allies; 11 of the Subfamily of Grosbeaks. Finches and Allies; and 28 of the Subfamily of Sparrows and Allies. If your garden contains shrubbery, then you have had in it during the last ten days about five White-throated spaiTows for one 'English sparrow. They are now on their leisurely journey to the north, nesting from north era Minnesota northward. They spend their time on or near the ground and unfortunately a large number fall victims to the deadly house cat passing through our towns. Their long, plaintive notes, clear, pure whistled tones, even before daylight is one of the beautiful sounds of spring. They can rightly be classed as among the best singers, although their notes in migration do not reach the perfection they attain in the pine woods where they nest. Its clear notes can be easily imitated by one who whistles and you may thus arouse the curiosity of the Whitethroats. The whole troupe of the neighborhood will gather near you. Presumably they recognize a similarity but they want to investigate why one of their tribe should sing so falsely. After you have called them near you, you can see their beautiful mark ings. You will see a white stripe over crown of head, running from front to back, bordered by two black stripes, then two more white stripes, which shade into yellow towards the bill They have a white throat patch which is distinctly outlined on a gray chest, Get acquainted with this charming bird. MR. AND MRS. LEON BIRD SELL PARENTS OF FINE BABY GIRL On Sunday morning last when Geo. Kohlmann came down to his clothing store he thought a circus had hit town and was holding a rehearsal in front of his place of business, for Leon Birdsell had the awning down and was using the brace rods for horizon tal bars and was going through all sorts of acrobatics. But when "Heck' at last got him quieted down and in side the store, Leon busted out with the fact that "she's a girl and a dandy and I'm her dad, and she was born at Postville Community hospital late on Saturday night." And then George was informed that a dandy baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bird sell of this city at the time and place indicated, that the mother and daugh ter are getting along just the best ever and there is now some hope of the doc tor being able to save the little lady'i dad. As this is Leon's first introduction to the ancient and honorable so ciety of "Dads" he is just a bit excited. Well, we have smoked a fragrant Havana on the little Miss and here' our heartiest congratulations to the happy parents, and the hope that this sweet little bunch of femininity may- long live to bless their home. MR. AND MRS. H. EBERLING SURPRISED ON ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. Harold Eberling of this city were happily surprised at their home on Wednesday evening, when number of relatives came in with well-filled baskets for. a picnic supper and to remind them that it was their eleventh wedding anniversary. The supper, was followed by cards. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Will Weihe and Hattie, Mr. and Mrs Henry Eggert. Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Hein, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Meier, Mr. and Mrs. Luver C. Schultz and Doro thy, Mrs. L. H. Schroeder, Mrs. Geo, Hein, Mrs. Sophia Meyer, Mrs. Helmie Meyer and children. Mr. and Mrs Fred Eberling and son Verni. On leaving all wished for Mr. and Mrs. Eberling many more happy re turns of their wedding anniversary. PLEASANT GATHERING SUNDAY AT THE FRED SCHUTTE HOME A goodly number of relatives and friends assembled last Sunday at the Fred Schutte home southeast of Post ville, where they enjoyed an elaborate picnic dinner and spent the afternoon in a most happy social season that was thoroughly enjoyed by those partici pating. Those present were Mr. and Mrs Berger Guttormson and daughter, Mr, and Mrs. Oscar Qualley, Mr. Ander son, Mrs. Helgeson, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Foels and family, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schutte and family, all of Ridgeway; Mrs. Emma Dietrich, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dietrich and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Eldo Schutte and family, Mr. and Mrs. Arno Schutte and family, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Schutte. GEORGE A. WILSON the republican candidate for governor of Iowa at the June primaries, who will visit Allamakee county on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week in the interests of his campaign. Town Council Votes to Oil and Sand Streets Special meeting of the Town Council of the Incorporated Town of Postville, Iowa, held at 7:30 o'clock p. m. on Wednesday, April 15. 1936. Present: Gustav Dietsch, Mayor; C. C. Sander, H. D. Cole, J. A. Schroeder and C. F. Reincke, Councilmen Absent, Earl Abernethy, Councilman. The meeting was called for the purpose of considering the oiling of streets. Councilman J. A. Schroeder intro duced the Resolution and moved its adoption; and the same^vas seconded by Councilman C. C. Sander. Motion carried. RESOLUTION OF NECESSITY The following Resolution for the Oiling and Sanding of Streets was adopted on Wednesday, April 15, 1936. However, the Council wishes to inform the property owners that no street will be oiled and sanded if a majority of the property owners along that street object to oiling. RESOLUTION DIRECTING OILING AND SANDING OF STREETS • Whereas, the needs of the commun ity and public good require that the following streets in the Town of Postville, Iowa, should be improved by oiling and sanding the same. Whereas, after full consideration, the Council has determined that such oiling and sanding should be done. Now, therefore, Be it Resolved by the Town Council of the Incorporated Town of Postville, Iowa, on its own motion, that the following streets be improved by oiling and sanding the same, and that the cost of such improvement be assessed against the property abutting thereon: Green Street from Lawler Street to Lybrand Street. Williams Street from Lawler Street to Lybrand Street. Tilden Street from Lawler Street to Lybrand Street. Maple Street from pavement to Green Street. All of Summer Street. Boody Street from Post Street to Tilden Street. Williams Street from Boody Street to Bancroft Street. Part of Oak Drive to end of gravel. Post Street from Lawler Street to Boody Street. Murdoch Street from Lawler Street to Reynolds Street. All of Reynolds Street, except paving. Ogden Street from Williams Street to Post Street. Green Street from Ogden Street to Boody Street. Boody Street from Green Street to William Street. All of Front Street. All of Lybrand Street. You are hereby notified that the Town Council will meet on Friday, May 15th, 1936, at 7:30 o'clock p. m, to hear objections to said improve ments. GUSTAV DIETSCH, Mayor. A. C. WEBSTER, Town Clerk. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Baker and Dale Hanson drove to Postville Sunday where they spent the day visiting friends.—Cresco Plain Dealer. The opening of the baseball season at Lansing will have to be postponed as the Mississippi river is again rising and for the second time this season has covered the ball diamond. HORl¥ Herald Want Ads bring results! One of the great things about the American town Is the way the people never give up. You take a lota beatln'i in life but you can always depend on an American to come back Into the fight till he wins or dies trying. SCHOOL NEWS. (Continued from Page One) ponses. Previous to the contest, sixty- six persons, contestants, coaches, superintendents and others were entertained at the Women's Club House, at which time officers of the Iowa High School Declamatory Association were introduced and short talks given by them. Those from here who attended Friday's contest were in addition to the contestant, Miss Margaret Louise Meyn, Supt. R. J. Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. Wm, J. Klingbell and Mrs, Grace Gilbert King of West Union. The latter was the coach of the state winner in the oratorical class, Arthur Darling, last year and has been keenly interested in the local school's entry. Commercial Contest. Hotel Fort Des Moines will be host to the State Commercial Contest, May in which the two winning teams'and the two high individuals in each event from the district contest, held at McGregor, April 25, will go. Decorah and McGregor tied for the high point school, each earning 17 points. Other schools represented in the contest were: Clermont, Cresco Elgin;-Manchester, Marquette, Monona, Postville, and Waterville. Novice Typing was won by Cresco, making an average of 52.02 words per minute, and Decorah, second, with 51.11 words. The Cresco team also won the amateur typewriting class, averaging 57.72 words a minute, with Decorah placing second, writing 56.57 words. McGregor won the Novice Short hand cup by transcribing the dictation with 98.83 percent accuracy. Decorah transcribed with 97.17 percent, which ranked second. In Amateur Shorthand, first place went to Decorah, getting 96.08 percent accuracy, and second place went to McGregor, having 94.25 percent. The teams and students representing Postville High were: Novice Shorthand—Cathryn Harrington, Maxine Jones, Delila Oldag; Novice Typing— Cathryn Harrington, Jean Kelleher, Delilia Oldag; Amateur Typing—Ruby Foels, Eileen Kozelka, Marion Liven good. Each team placed fourth in the event entered. Eileen Kozelka also placed fourth in the individual rating in amateur typing, writing 58.94 words per minute. Home Economics Club. An informal party has been planned by the Home Economics Club to enter tain the F. F. A. boys on Tuesday eve ning, April 28, at 7:30. The party is to be held in the gym. The committees that have been ap pointed are: entex'tainment committee, Shirley Huebner, chairman, Gladys Ewing and Viola Marie Joyce; refresh ments committee, Delila Oldag, chairman, Vivian Schlee and Opal Larson Junior- Senior Prom. Attention, juniors and seniors! The annual junior-senior prom has been set for May 8, and the various commit tees have already begun work on it. The committees that have been appointed are as follows: Refreshments, Helen Meyer, chairman; Dorothy Fox and Opal Kohls; entertainment, Jack Bush, chairman; Ralph Kneeskern and Stanley Schroeder; decoration, Jean Kelleher, chairman; Cathryn Harring ton, Boyd Turner and Clinton Lammert. High Attendance Record. The attendance list for the second six-weeks period of the second semes ter shows that the girls maintain better record than the boys. Thirty- three girls and twelve boys comprise the list and the sophomores have the most names on the record. Following is the list of those who have been neither absent nor tardy the last six weeks: Seniors: William Cole, Elmer Heins, Ruby Foels, Gretchen Hein. Romilda Heins, Eileen Kozelka, Aldora Lofts gard, Margaret Malone. Juniors: Ralph Kneeskern, Thelma Barker, Vernice Engel, Jean Marston Helen Meyer, Ellen Nuehring, Delila Oldag. Sophomores: Virgil Hammel, Lloyd Luhman, Ernest Overland, Leonard Thoma, Marguerite Baltz, Eileen Chamberlain, Jane Cole, Viola Duwe, Marjorie Deering, Gladys Ewing, Bernice Gordanier, Kathryn Klingbeil, Opal Larson, Esther Meyer, Verla Pixler, Vivian Schlee, Neva Waters. Freshmen: Joseph Cahalan, Millard Helgerson, William Kenney, Charles Rose, La Verne Rose, Kathleen Thorn son, Evelyn Thoreson, Ruth Nagel, Ileta Schroeder, Arliss Brandt, Marga ret Cole, Edith Gruhn, Enola Hangart ner. The student body is making a special effort to improve attendance records during these final six weeks of school To Take Academic Tests. Students of Postville High School will take the annual state academic tests as offered by the State University of Iowa on May 5. This is the eighth Iowa scholarship contest, the purpose of which "is to motivate and encourage superior scholarship in Iowa high schools. It is a contest among indi vidual pupils only, and does not in volve any competition between schools as such." Tests will be given in the following eleven subjects: Algebra, geometry, general science, physics, world his tory, American history, American gov ernment, Latin, literature, English correctness, and contemporary affairs The last two will be taken by ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades • Although there is no competition among schools, individual students 'anking high in these tests will participate in the "brain derby" at Iowa City, June 1 and 2. First Grade We are reading interesting stones about "Things That Live" in our new Pathway to Science readers. The next stories will be about "Tilings That Do Not Live," Second Grade Honor Roil: Jean Douglass, Rose Marie Meyer and Margaret Mae Stutzman. Honorable Mention: Dwight Marston, Robert Muchow and Billy Palmer. Scholastic: Marjorie Barcis, Dorothy Kerr, Marjorie Kerr, Ramona Meyer, Charles Hoth, Jack Martin, Billy Schlee, Eugene Severn and Milton Turner. Margaret Mae Stutzman has neither been absent nor tardy all year. Third Grade Kathryn Livingood, Marcclla Mitchell and Betty Reincke had perfect attendance for the last six weeks period. Marcella Mitchell is the only one in the room having perfect attendance for the year. Fourth Grade The following pupils had 100% in spelling last week: Betty Lou Brandt. Elizabeth Ann Douglass, Mary Helen Eberling, Marjorie Lawson, Virginia Marston, Dorothy Ann Waters, Eugene Huebner, Clifton Mitchell, Jimmie Searls and Gerald Schroeder. Fifth Grade Honor Roll: Cressa Beryl Luhman, Frances Ann Williams and Stanley Carroll. Honorable Mention: Sophia Dyke. Gloria Gass and Craig Marston. Scholastic Standing: Ora Gene Oestman and Francis Knceland. WHO SHALL DISPLAY FLAGS WHEN OCCASION REQUIRES GEORGE VAN BUREN republican candidate for lieutenant governor of West Union, who was a caller in Postville last week making the acquaintance of the ballot casters. Biermann's Letter. (Continued from Page One) I can't imagine how anyone with any brains at all can live here very long and remain very egotistical. Here one of Mr. Crockett's experiences sees the eminent "strut and fret their little hour upon the state and then be heard no more." This city should develop that great Christian virtue, humility. Some years ago. when our streets were paved, receptacles for ilagstaffs were placed at spaced intervals along the curbing for the display of "old glory" when occasion required, and a beautiful sight it is when the flags are displayed along our business streets. For a time we had a Boy Scout troop to take charge of the display, and the boys took no small pride in placing the flags in the morning and picking them up again in the evening. It was no work for these lads, it was a source of joy to them to do this work. But conditions have changed and we no longer have the Boy Scouts, and the work of placing them has become more or less neglected because it is a rather tedious job for those of older years to put out the flags and then gather them up again, with the result that our flag displays have become somewhat neglected, and they no longer wave with the beauty and regularity they should on festal or memorial days. The plan has been suggested that the flags be placed among our business houses and that the proprietors take personal charge of putting out and taking in one or more of these flags when occasion requires their display. Something should be done to change the present haphazard system. What have you to offer? Snuff Boxes In Senate Chamber Relics of days of long ago survive in the chamber of the Senate of the United States. In a niche on each side of the wall back of the vice president's sent is a snuff box, always kept full of snuff. The last senators to use these boxes were Overman and Simmons, but a couple of generations ago, I presume, nearly all of them used snuff "to clear their heads." I took a little out of one of these boxes the other day. It caused me to sneeze several times and. I guess, "cleared my head." THURSDAY, APRIL 30, Republic James M. Beck of Pcmisyi,^ who was a member of the H 0Ust Representatives several terms, died of the usual cause lor publics heart disease. Beck was n great c servalivo and an authority otl of the United Cl Constitution Whenever he rose in the House ^ body listened to him, though manyi not agree with him. AU admitted^ scholarship; he always knew what 1j was talking about; he believed jfa he was saying and he used the best i language. Men like Beck, I believe, arc a goo Influence in public life, Geek n«i cheated in n debate or appealcd'j prejudice or ignorance. He \v as k est in his convictions and earntsU his advocacy of his prineinlp* ' I don't believe that the republicJ going to bo ruined by ultra conserve) tives or by ultra radicals, if they, honest, Intelligent, and fair in ih H convictions. We need both types fa maintain balance in the country. The danger to the country U ftj unprincipled advocates, whether conservatism or radicalism, who phj upon prejudices and ignorance or wiJ appeal to selfish groups or selfish til terests to gain the ends they have k| view. Sand In Place of Blotters Other relics of other days are sand boxes on all the senator's desks. The sand is in a box like a salt shaker and is dusted onto ink writing to dry it These sand boxes survive from the days before blotters wore invented. Bluejackets in the U. S. navy wear neither suspenders nor belts with their trousers. Their trousers are made waist tight fit. In the days of the sailing vessels, when it was necessary to go aloft to furl or unfurl' federal judges cannot be too A Venerable Gavel Vice President Garner, in presiding over the senate now, uses the same gavel that has been used by every vice president the United States ever has had. This venerable gavel is made of solid ivory. It has no handle, so the whole thing may be concealed in a man's hand. Vice President Curtis wasn't so well satisfied with it, so he got a gavel with a handle. tJarner uses none except the historic gavel. Federal Judge Convicted The United States Senate, by exactly a two-thirds' vote 56 to 28. convicted Federal Judge Ritter of Florida, whom the House of Representatives had impeached for misconduct in office. This conviction removes him from office, and hereafter criminal or civil proceeding may be instituted against him in the regular courts of law. The standard of conduct for our high. sail, it was not desired to have any j Judge Ritter's conduct was a long way loops or articles of clothing which! from being praiseworthy and might be caught on the marine spikes glad that he is off the bench, or pin rails. I am Rent BUI Falls The rents for houses and „«, rooms and apartments in Washing^ are outrageously high, For fa rooms in a fairly good hotel the raj is more than that of the best quatj section of land in Winneshiek countj A bill was introduced and debaW endlessly to appoint a commission i the district to regulate rents. TheU at last was defeated. Many believed! could not be effective and good hi yers thought it was unconstitutional | Big Measures Remain The past two weeks have seen hi big matters before the House of BfgJ resentntives, though several importatt| matters are in committee and are li ly to come up for votes before t»| gress adjourns. The tax bill is of great importatl and it will cause heated debate, I fcl cy. It is still in committee andfewsl the outside know much about it The navy appropriation bill, vtiiil likely will call for $550,000,000, hal| been reported out. The Robinson-Pattman bill for tbtl regulation of buying so as to put tal independent merchant onto a betel footing is expected to be up for d soon. Congressman Hubert Uttal back is chairman of the sub-committal of the Judiciary Committee that bs| this measure in charge. Then there arc the relief bill &l enormous copyright bill, flood cootr^j and other measures. Some of the above measures pmttj bly will be in the House by the tistj this letter is in print. When Do We Adjourn? Many members want to get bot' for the various primaries in Mil, June, July and August. I imagfct they will not get away before te But one guess on adjournment j found in previous sessions, is aW as good as another. Sincerely yours, FRED BIERMAWt | Miss Betty Taylor of the Judge Tif; lor household departs on Tuesday Mil for New York City to serve a yea* interne in the dietary departments the Presbyterian hospital. She pal uated recently in home economics ? the State College at Ames.-Wauka Journal. The "Explosion Demonstrator" was an unusual feature of the Standard Oil Dealer's Conference held at Decorah, Monday evening and which was attended by Leonard Casten, J. O. Casten and Elmer Hoth of this city. It showed how Standard's new summer gasoline burns in the automobile engine. It was demonstrated by J. J. Jost of Mason City, sales manager for the company. Hollywood motion picture stars told the story of the new summer sales program of Standard Oil Company of Indiana in a new and novel manner in a sound film at this first of the 1936 series of training conferences attended by 80 dealers, agents and salesmen from Allamakee, Winneshiek, Howard and Chickasaw counties. The feature-length picture, "It's Up to You," which was specially produced at Hollywood for Standard this spring, portrays the success of an ambitious home-town boy in building up the business of a service station by using the right sales methods. Into the film story are woven interesting complications with stolen car racketeers and a romance with the station owner's daughter. Movie stars in the picture include Edgar Kennedy, Frank Craven, Ray Walker, Betty Blythe, Bryant Washburn and Maxine Doyle. Kennedy's comedy is a strong feature. All-expense trips to Chicago as well as valuable articles of merchandise will be prizes for winners of a summer sales contest on "Money Makers," which was announced in the film. An unusual feature of the conference was the use of an "explosion demonstrator" to show how the summer Standard gasoline burns. Flashing a full throttle cylinder of gasoline into the open, the device caused bright yel­ low flames 16 inches long. The Standard Oil summer adyflf| ing campaign outlined involvedjr cipal reliance as usual on newijjj space. More than 1,500 dailyi! weekly papers will carry the scJitf. In 13 middlewest states, the Fffli Herald being one of these. m _ A new Atlas Lug Grip Tire wasf* 1 introduced at the meeting. * Arrangements were made meeting was in charge of D- fiensack of Waukon, general.sales«l and the following men from .Mm son City division office took m the program: H. E. Bruce, mai* R. T. Kinneman, assistant ntfMR J- J. Jost, sales manager; W. H. W| ard, Atlas Tire promoter; M. t- m advertising representative; Welsh, assistant wholesale »** and H. G. Weber, specialized saMB

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