Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 7, 1936 · Page 2
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

Postville, Iowa
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Thursday, May 7, 1936
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PAGE TWO. mm Our Exchanges A new German Lutheran church is being erected at Lime Springs. A class of 57 will graduate from the Manchester high school May 28th. The two Lutheran parochial school buildings near Calmar were sold at auction yesterday. No relief will be given in Fayette county to persons who will not operate a subsistence garden. The Elgin Study Club presented a home talent play recently as a library benefit and netted §20. 291 persons attended the banquet given in honor of Ben Bear's sixty years in business in Decorah. The contract for the construction ot a $10,000 highway maintenance garage at Waverly will be let May 11th. The remaining $12,000 assets of the closed Northwood Savings Bank were sold at auction and brought $620. The Chicago Great Western railway is distributing new steel along its right-of-way between Sumner and New Hampton for the purpose of rebuilding that stretch. A horse was killed at the Robert Hanchett farm four miles north of Maynard recently, says the Sumner Gazette, when it became trapped in river quicksand and sank before it could be pulled out. Mrs. Fred Biermann motored from Washington, D. C„ to Decorah, says Public Opinion, using but $12.41 in gasoline. The trustees of the First National Bank of Sumner released the fourth 10 per cent dividend to depositors on May 1st. The Elkader American Legion will put on a two days celebration, July 4 and 5, with horse racing as the main attraction. The "Human Fly," who scales the walls of high buildings to give folks a thrill, has been putting on his stunt at Decorah and Cresco of late. Four hundred sportsmen of the vicinity recently assembled at Manchester to partake o£ a pike dinner at which 375 pounds of pike was served. Payment of the final dividend to depositors of the Aetna State bank of Oelwein was started recently by J. A. Courtright receiver, relates the Sum ner Gazette. The final dividend amounts to 11 per cent, making 76 per cent repaid to depositors. The bank closed Dec. 14, 1931. Almost a ton of buffalo fish was loaded from a barge here Monday to a special fish tank and trucked to Lansing, says the McGregor Times. They will be stored there until a carload is made up which will be shipped to New York. Harold Hoeg, than whom no trout fisherman in this vicinity is more expert at spotting the big ones, went out to Trout Run Monday evening, says Decorah Public Opinion, and returned in a short time with a 17V= inch rainbow trout that weighed about 2 a -i pounds—a particularly beautiful fish. There was a lively scrap at Manchester last Monday when 1,115 electors voted at a special election on the matter of granting a franchise to the Iowa Electric Co. There was a ma joriry of but 57 in favor of the franchise, which proves the people are not as generous as they used to be in voting franchises to corporations. W. L. Peck, former county superintendent of schools, says the Waukon Journal, is listed at Des Moines as having filed nomination papers as a candidate for congressman from this district on the Farmer-Labor ticket which has an active organization throughout the district. Orren Porter of Clear Lake has retired on a pension after 26 years of service as a rural route carrier. "The pension system as it applies to postal employees is, contrary to general opinion, really an annuity," says the Clear Lake Mirror, "which the employee pays for out of his salary." The local president's birthday ball committee has located another deserv ing child upon whom to expend some of the infantile paralysis funds in its care, relates the Waukon R. & S. The child is Raymond Hanson, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hanson, This boy, who because of infantile paralysis has been unable to walk for two months, was made very happy when the committee presented him a wheel chair. He derives great enjoy ment from his new possession. There are plenty of congressional candidates in this Fourth district of Iowa, each party having three avowed candidates in the field. The republican candidates are H. O. Talle, Decorah; E. J. Markle, New Hampton; and Chas. H. Gelo, Mason City. The democratic contenders are Fred Biermann. Decorah; and Sam D. Goetsch, also of Decorah. Bremer county was near the bottom of the list of Iowa counties in the amount of corn placed under seal, according to a recent report of Ray Murray, secretary of agriculture, says the Sumner Gazette. Only 18,902 bushels were sealed, and loans ceased April 1. Fayette county sealed 16,777 bushels, Chickasaw 39.982, Butler 106,822, and Floyd 107,710. "Public enemy number one" is the term applied by several persons to some unknown person who has been poisoning dogs in Waukon. says the K. & S. Strychnine seems to be the poison used. Some time someone is going to be caught and he or she will have to face the wrath of dog lovers who look upon the dog poisoning crime as second only to murder. Chickasaw county lost 3,000 pheas ants during the winter, according to a survey completed by J. H. Littell president of the New Hampton unit of the Wapsipinicon Fish & Game Protective association, relates the Sumner Gazette. The loss represents approximately 42 per cent of the number living last fall. It is estimated that 4,000 birds are still living. During the coldest weather 60 bushels of corn, 10 bushels of oats and 100 pounds of screenings were fed at the 31 shelters built and put out during that time. The Northwood high school band of fifty-five pieces, which won a "superior" rating in the state contest at Iowa City last year, will enter the national contest to be held at Cleveland, Ohio, May 14 to 16. Here's hoping they come out of it with flying colors. James Hayes and Charles Hogan, highway patrolmen, announce that they will conduct drivers' and chauffeurs' tests in Waukon on Tuesday afternoon, May 19. They request that each applicant bring for the test the car or truck which he expects to operate. Selling of beer on Sundays will be banned in the town of Glenvillc after May 1, says the Northwood Anchor, as a result of action taken by the town council at a recent meeting. In Minnesota the regulation is by local option and not by state control as in Iowa. Several Iowa fair managers may use the "bank night" idea this year, it was learned at Des Moines last week, says the Independence Conservative, when fair boards carried their idea to the supreme court to make inquiries as to how law violations can be avoided. Announcement of Pella's second annual Tulip Time Festival was made Saturday by a group of the Dutch costumed residents of that city who visited Albia, says the News. The festival will be May 12 to 16. The event, under the auspices of the Pella historical society, will see the city's streets lined with thousands of imported Holland tulips in bloom. The populace, in native dress, will present folk songs, drills and operettas. Antiques and relics will be on display. Counting 53,000 pennies is something ot a task according to Cashier E. E. Honglin of the Citizens Savings bank, Hanlontown, relates Die Northwood Anchor, who made n special trip to Mason City one day last week to deposit a surplus of these small coins which had accumulated in Hint bank during the past two years and which totaled $530. Inquiry at the Northwood State bank brought forth the information that SI in one-cent pieces weighs just a shade under 11 ounces, from which it can easily be figured that the weight of the deposit was approximately 360 pounds. Guy Hitchings can truthfully say that he "chased his hat for miles." Sunday he stopped his car near the corner on primary 11 and got out to wipe oft' his windshield, says the Independence Bulletin. Just as a car was passing Guy's hat blew off. In a moment he went to the ditch on the other side to get his hat. but it wasn't there. It was suggested that maybe the had caught in the front of the car that had just passed. So Guy gave chase for several miles before lie went by the fast moving car and finally signaled the driver to stop. There was the missing hat. perched securely against the radiator and a rod extending across in front thereof. A new city wide delivery system for Decorah merchants was put in operation here Monday by fovir Decorah young men, says Public Opinion. Four delivery cars are in operation and packages will be picked up from the various stores every 35 minutes. Sixteen deliveries will be made daily with an extra delivery made on Saturday evenihgs, starting at six o'clock. It appears that the new system will give excellent service to the residents of the city, as there will be no long waits for orders. Arlington citizens are carrying on a financial campaign to raise money with which to purchase land for a state park to be located northwest of that town. A total of $2,700 is required to make the purchase, of which $1,700 has been raised in Arlington. The remaining $1,000 will be raised in towns in the vicinity of Arlington. West Union subscribed $370. Oelwein's contribution to the fund amounted to almost $600. says the Oelwein Register, and Fayette about $75. The land proposed for this park is located along Brush Creek and consists of 155 acres. The stream originates from some of the many springs in that vicinity. Among the gifts which the Dionno quintuplets will receive when they celebrate their second birthday in the near future will be doll blankets from a Waverly grandmother. says the Independent of that city. The carefully made blankets, entirely hand sewn, will be the gift of Mrs. O. A. Nuttin. Each of the quilts contains twelve rows of fourteen squares each, or a total of 168 squares in each quilt and 840 in the live blankets. The live blankets arc about 16x20 inches in size. They were completed this wool;, and it is expected that within a short time they will be forwarded to the famous Canadian children. In spite of the fact that she is eighty-two years old. Mrs. Nutting did all the work herself, sewing the 840 squares by hand without the aid of a sewing machine. With the advent of spring comes the roving bands of gypsies who travel in modern style, but apply their ago old practices of pillage and theft, says the Cresco Times. Already their trails are visible across the state, the trail markers being victims who have fallen prey to their cunning and deceit. These marauding bands have no ptnee in organized society and should be treated the same as any other band of outlaws. There is not one redeeming feature in the whole tribe. Officers should see to it that they be given a prompt invitation to move on as soon as they reach the limits of official authority. While Mrs. Fred Koppen was feeding chickens at their farm homo last Thursday afternoon about 3 o'clock she was startled to see a large fowl sail from the clouds, "land" and start to eat with the domesticated feathered friends, says the Decorah Jour- mi!. She called her husband and asked what land of a fowl it was. There willi the chickens, eating contentedly and rapidly as though nearly starved, was a large Canadian goose, which Mr. Kopprn believes to be a whitehead. So intent wns the goose on eating and drinking that Mr. Koppen wns able to pick up the fowl and clip its wings. H. A. Perry has installed a new reproducing machine in his funeral parlors, says the New Hampton Tribune. The machine which produces the music is very similar to a radio with all the tone and volume controls that a radio possesses. Records are played on the machine and the reproduced sound is thrown into the funeral parlors by means ot the amplifier. Any reproduction may be played and it is even possible to reproduce ritualistic services of the various lodges. The machine is portable and may be taken into a home where a piano is not available or it is not possible to secure vocal numbers. THURSDAY, 5IAY i against a former high rending 0 f ?i The water has been slowly f a ^L since that time and the reading .?l (Wednesday) morning was 5 - ""I fall of four-tenths in the i as t 24 See tiuQllA COLOR SUGGES1 BEFORE YOU f • ACTUAL PAINT is used in the many colored il. lustrations shown in our,, ''Pictorial Chart. Thus, 1 jthis Chart offers the besfi ' jneans of visualizing hm, different colors will look when used together oa ,the interior or exterior of your home. See i{ before you paint, Postville Lumber Co, E. A. IIOTH This is a word to Democrats only: I am going to vote for Judge Utterback for U. S. Senator because Utterback has a reputation fo r keeping his word, says "On the Air" in the Independence Conservative, and because Clyde Herring, after nearly four years in office, still is responsible for more Republicans than Democrats holding office in Iowa. Herring has forgotten his promises to nearly every active working Democrat in Iowa. If we can elect a United States Senator, let's have a real Democrat, one of the Louis Murphy type. Frank Russell & Sons, contractors for the excavation for the new County Home, completed the excavation work Tuesday, says the Waukon Democrat. The plans and specifications of the new building, which were sent to Des Moines for WPA approval, were approved by P. F. Hopkins, WPA engineer, and the work of constructing Allamakee county's new home for the poor will no doubt begin in the very near future. The proposed sites for two trout hatcheries in Allamakee county are Hartley Springs on French Creek and Conway Spring on Wexford Creek, says the Waukon R. & S. "Never in history has there been so much trout fishing as in northeastern Iowa this spring," Mr. Blizzard stated. Some streams, he said, were literally fished out in three or four days. This condition has brought a problem before the commission. The restocking of streams under present facilities is expensive. The commissioner stated that the cost of rearing trout at present is from 12 to 15 cents each, and it is believed that hatching and reaving in Allamakee streams may be accomplished at a cost of one cent each or less. The county road between Harpers Ferry and Waukon Junction is to be relocated and several properties are to be condemned to eliminate the two railroad crossings and place tlie road on the west side of the railroad track Condemnation proceedings have been filed on the property belonging to Mrs. Nellie Burke, opposite the Wines cottages, which is a strip of land 100 feet wide and 4 100 feet in length, says the Waukon Democrat. A. 1. Steffen. Ben Helming. Roger Ryan. Andrew Onsager, William Ryan and A. C. Larson were appointed as appraisers uri-! der condemnation proceedings and ap-1 praised this property at SlflS.OO. It] will take considerable work to rcio-1 cate this road, but when completed it : will be a decided improvement uverj the old site. ( It's Our Business To Help You With Your Business! A group of Waukon citizens have been discussing and contemplating of late the construction of a much needed park area for the city, to include an artificial lake suitable for bathing in summer and skating in winter, located within a shaded park area to be developed, says the Waukon Journal. Options have been secured on areas of 20 acres or less, located in the depression south of Oakland cemetery, bordering on the paved highway. The plan is to dam the brook coursing through the land to provide the lake. This laudable undertaking will not involve anything concerning taxes, but it will depend upon federal support in providing labor and public contributions to create an expense fund. This is a brief outline ut what is contemplated and what may be achieved this summer. Do you need money to build a house, to improve your farm, to modernize your business? Need money for any reasonable purpose? If you do, consult your bank first! Our requirements are simple. Assurance of your ability to repay the loan at the terms agreed upon, plus a reasonable security. It is as easy as that! And when you make a bank loan you get expert advice on your particular problems and a loan that is best suited for your needs. We'll be glad to talk the matter over with you at any time. Why not drop around and see us today. CITIZENS STATE BANK Capital and Surplus—$100,000.00 Postville, Iowa Carl Johnson, living in the vicinity of the Tenold creamery, claimed bounty Saturday on nine wolf cubs he took from their den on his farm, says the Northwood Anchor. At ?2 each the bounty amounted to $13. Seeing a grown wolf in the distance as he went out to do some fencing, Carl followed the animal and his dog located the den with the nine cubs. Though small, Carl said they were scrappy little fellows. The damage suit for $11,964.07 against the city of Waukon brought by the estate of the late Max Watt- linger was settled for $1,000, says the Waukon B. & S. This is the information given City Clerk T. B. Thorsen last week by the adjuster of the insurance company which carried the city's liability at the time Mr. Wittlinger fell on an icy walk, resulting in a broken hip and bringing about his death some weeks later. County Treasurer Grangaard and Auditor Palmer drove to Des Moines Tuesday for the purpose of delivering to the state officials $396,000 in county bonds, recently issued to replace that amount of highway bonds that were sold to the brokerage firm of Virth, Duncan, Worley & Wood of Davenport, says the Waukon Journal. The 396 bonds and coupons, each of $1,000 issue, came to Waukon by express Saturday, and to make them valid each one had to be signed by the auditor, the treasurer and Chairman Frank Thompson of the board of supervisors. Consider what their task was to write one's name 396 times. Dr. Townsend who, before he hit upon his revolving old age pension plan was an obscure Long Beach physician, is disclosed to have gotten more than $70,000 from the nickles, dimes and dollars that have rolled in from his converts, says "On the Air" in the Independence Conservative, and his right hand man, Clements, approximately an equal amount, enabling them to live knee deep in clover down in Washington while more nickles, dimes and dollars continued to come tumbling down from the tree they were shaking. If they had taken this money away from Wall Street it would have been a laugh to the whole country, but to have taken it in mites from those least of all able to cotv tribute it, to have aroused false hopes in the breasts of the aged and coin their need into silver to line their own pockets make their racket drab and sickening.

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