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May 14, 1936

Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

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PAGE TWO, torn Ourfxchantfes A class of 19 will graduate from tho Elgin high school this year. Decorah provides a police escort for all funeral processions in that city. A class of 23 seniors will graduate from the Monona high school May 21. TOO feet of concrete paving is to be laid in the Phelps cemetery at Decorah. The April receipts for fishing and hunting licenses in Clayton county totaled $1,311. A class of 96, 57 girls and 39 boys will graduate from the Decorali high school May 28th. The two newspapers of Prairie du Chien are soon to publish a centennial edition of 90 pages. Ossian will soon be a ratless town, the council having employed a man to rid the town of rodents. A new steel fence is now being erected to enclose the Winneshiek county fair grounds at Decorah. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will put on a three-day celebration at Prairie du Chien. July 4, 5 and 6. Grading on highway 93 through Tripoli started this week and the paving operations will begin June 1. There are seven vacancies to be filled in the teaching staff of the Elkader public schools and junior college. At Decorah last Saturday night a stranger was captured who had stolen nine pairs of pants from the Penney store in that city. For the third successive year Far- mersbwg has captured the Clayton county high school baseball tournament, which is some achievement. Crawford county, Wisconsin, spent §5,775 for pensions in April, $i,084.50 for old age assistance, $260 for the blind and $1,430.80 for mothers' aid. St. Mary's Catholic church at Waverly was struck by lightning last Wednesday, badly damaging the interior of the edifice and completely destroying its pipe organ. 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. Reports of snow drifts still to be observed in Silver Lake township were brought to Northwood . last week, says the Anchor, it being stated that a snowbound road was only opened for traffic about two weeks ago. New Hampton has reduced its bonded indebtedness from $27,000 to 58,000, practically all of which was paid from the earnings of its electric light plant, which is one of the outstanding municipal plants in the state of Iowa. The world's largest electric sign is located on Times Square. New York City. It is a block long and eight stories high. Its current consumption costs 54.000 a month. In addition to considerable Neon lights it contains some 30,000 light bulbs. John Cunningham, Buckingham farmer, has found a sure cure for hogs that eat chickens, says the Northwood Anchor. He places three rings in the hog's ears and fastens a piece of hide or canvas over the animal's eyes, making a blindfold that still allows the hog to look down for feed. A bovine motherhood record has been made by a cow on the William Cross farm, near Maynard, relates the West Union Argo. Her record is seven calves in three years. She started in 1934 with twins, followed with triplets in 1935, and has twins again this year. Six of the seven calves were heifers. The love of river navigation seems to have a strong hold on its devotees, as we note that Captain Walter L. Hunter of Bellevue is starting his 56th year as a river man as pilot of the steamer Capitol, while Captain Wal ter Blair, 80 years old, is starting his 60th year as a pilot on his own excursion boat. Arthur Anderegg, Jefferson town ship farmer, is showing a freak pig to the public these days, says the Guttenberg Press, This little squealer, which was born a few days ago, is white in color, and has two noses and three eyes—and what is even more surprising, is alive and vigorous. The little animal seems to be just as strong and lively as is natural for a normal young pig to be. Other cases have been heard of in which pigs have been farrowed that had extra legs, heads, or bodies, but none of them lived. Mr. Anderegg brought this pig to town and got a lot of fun from showing it around. The Luther College Concert Band will play their farewell concert in the C. K, Prcus gymnasium Sunday, May 31. at 3:00 p. m., says Decorah Public Opinion. This musical farewell by the band, which will leave June 3 on its European Diamond Jubilee tour, will be sponsored by the Decorah Chamber of Commerce. The first of a series of rail and bus excursions into the scenic areas of Wisconsin is dated for July 1. The project is being sponsored by the Northwestern railroad, and • the first excursion will come from Chicago and Milwaukee. Sightseers will arrive in Prairie du Chien on Saturday afternoon and leave for their homes again on Sunday evening. A petition -is being circulated, says the Nashua Reporter, asking the state highway commission to designate Hie county trunk road between Nashua and Williamstown as a primary road. A previous request a few years ago was turned down. If this road becomes a primary it will afford a direct connection between U. S. 218 and No. 18, directly past the "Little Brown Church in the Vale." Two' windbreak demonstration plots were planted in the county last week, says the Allamakee Jornal, one at the James White farm in Makee township and the other one in Franklin township at the Hall Swenson farm. Over 300 Douglas pine and white fir trees were set out, the work being done under the supervision of the Farm Bureau office in co-operation with the extension department. This as interesting, if true, and it's probably true: An enterprising reporter took a straw vote on a train recently, and he found that Roosevelt would lose the next election by about 4 to 1 ; n the Pullman cars, but that he would carry the election about 8 to 1 in the day coaches, relates the Spencer News-Herald. And there's lots of votes to be had in the day coaches, dear reader, if you get our meaning. Leslie W. Tietje, Sumner's representative in professional baseball, a member of the Chicago White Sox for the past two years, no longer wears the White Sox uniform, says the Sumner Gazette, he having been traded to the St. Louis Browns in the same league on an even-up deal for Merritt (Sugar) Cain, also a pitcher. The deal became effective Tuesday, Tietje reporting to the Browns in New York. While Fayette county cannot compete with the immense turkey raising enterprises of Wapello or Floyd counties, there are some good flocks, says the West Union Argo. With a good hatch, Mrs. Clifford Anderson, Donnan, will have a flock of close to 2,000 turkeys this season, as she has that number of eggs now setting under turkey hens. She has about 100 hens, and these eggs are all of their own laying. For a strictly old-fashioned type of poultry raising, without buying eggs or polts. or resorting to the incubator hatching, this is a tolerably large order. Check wasteful gullying with CONCRETE SOIL SAVING DAMS Erosion is a land robber that washes away fertile top soil and gullies your best fields. Don't let it get a start. At the first sign of erosion it will pay you to build concrete check dams—and stop this loss once and for all. Its easy to build with concrete. You can do it yourself—or call a local concrete contractor. Send for free booklet, "SoilSav­ ing with Concrete," giving complete details on two practical types of soil saving dams. Also gives suggestions for building terrace outlets. I —T • 1 PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION I | 408 BubbtU Bldg., Des Molnet, Iowa ] | P!ea»t»en4i«"S«lS«vmgtrfthCoocTrte." J '! tfmmm I Street or R. R. No.. City The Little Eight league was organized at a meeting here Monday evening, says the West Union Union, with the following officers: L. H. Marron, Waucoma, president; vice president, John Berndt, Elgin; secretary, Dean Burnslde, Waucoma-—the greatest ball fan of them all. West Union, Elgin, Clermont, Waucoma, Fayette and Westgate have signed up; Two more teams will be signed up. Thousands' of tourists visiting the national capitol stop at the Government's Tourist Camp, in sight of the Capitol and the Washington monument. Open all the year, it has 132 cabins, each accommodating from 2 to 6 persons. The rush occurs during the summer months, when advanced registrations are necessary to avoid disappointment. Tourists are permitted to use the camp for a maximum of two months. During the vicious storm that whistled and swept over this county last Thursday night, says the Waukon Journal, a strong current'of it caught and hurled a barn, 48x70 feet in size, a distance of 250 feet and smashed it to pieces on the Larry Byrnes farm in Hanover township, besides killing and maiming a dozen or more head of cattle, which had sought the barn for protection from the storm. The cattle, owned by Mr, Byrnes, were not insured. Harry Collins of Ames, • son of Mr. and Mrs. John Collins, has been appointed by Marx Morris, chief experimental engineer of the Iowa highway commission, to take charge of Winneshiek and Allamakee counties as su- ervisor of a density survey being made in the state of Iowa, says the Ossian Bee. He commenced his new duties Monday morning. He has several men working under him who are checking all traffic on primary roads in the two counties, and also road conditions. Buses and trucks are stopped and checked for load and their destination. His headquarters are in Waukon. ' Kent Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stannard Hill, was bitten by a monkey at the Atterbury Bros, circus Tuesday afternoon, says the Osage Press, and while his wounds are not serious he does have five tooth marks on his hand, received a good scare—and is through with monkeys. He was in one of the sideshows watching the antics of the monkey when someone handed it a peanut, accidentally dropping it to the ground. Kent and the monkey reached for it at the same time, and needless to say the monkey got the peanut. A trained nurse traveling with the circus gave the lad first aid treatment. Vernon Sauers, ten-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sauers, who attended the Canton, Minn., consolidated school, was fatally injured Monday, says Decorah Public Opinion. During the noon hour he was playing ball with other school boys. Vernon was pitching and as we understand it, he threw a golf ball to the batter, who hit it, driving the ball back at Vernon, the ball hitting him behind the right ear, rendering him unconscious. He was taken to the hospital at Rochester at 3:15 Monday afternoon. When he arrived at the hospital he was still unconscious. Sixteen doctors were in the operating room after his arrival. It was found that a piece of the skull bone had fallen and pressed against the brain. He remained unconscious all of the time for 24 hours from the time of his injury until his death, which occurred Tuesday morning. •YOUR,BEST BUY is -Mi #CLiSrXJHALM£RS YEAR ROUND TRACTOR It's fun to run i That describes the Allis-Chalmers Model "WC" — biggest tractor hit in years. Comfortable . . easy to operate . . lots of speed and power. High traction differential — puts the power to' wheel with the best footing. Five miles an hour on the plow; 10 miles an hour on the road, Quick-Hitch implements. Adjustable tread. Dependable power take-off. Quick acting power lift. Truly an all-year, all-crop tractor. Ask for a demonstration. SEE US BEfQRE J. P. ELLIS Postville, Iowa Wednesday evening about dusk, Dr. F. O. White of West Decorah noticed what lie thought was a largo hawk, destructive to bird life, in n tree near his home, says. Decorah Public Opinion. He took a shot at it with a 22 calibre rifle, and down came (he bird. It proved to be a buzzard, very rare in this locality, and had a wing spread of five feet two inches. While four people failed in ah attempt to iind the wound that killed the bird, Dr. White says there is no doubt of its demise and lie does not believe it died of fright. In the publicity matter sent out by one of the candidates for state office wc note that he is listed as a member of six different lodges, says the West Union Argo. Now, while it is perfectly natural and right that a friendly regard which influences political support should be felt by one lodge or church brother for another, we believe it is against the principles of all the churches and lodges we know of to advance a membership in any of them, as a claim for support. A man's claim; for public office should be stated on a j broader basis than that. Lei us cut' out the "our brother" stuff nnd say j something about the candidate's rcalj qualifications for the place. Myrtle Sersland, Winneshiek county nnd FrnnkvHlc township 4-H girl, who last August won the state 4-H Girls' Health championship, was announced Sunday as one of the winners of the Register nnd Tribune Long Time Record Contest, says Decorah Public Opinion. As a winner In this contest, Miss Sersland is awarded a trip to the National Club Congress held in Washington, D. C, June 17th to 22nd. Myrtle, along with Carol Vinton of Elclora, Lester Ihms of Eld- ridgo and Leroy Epling of Moville, will make up a quartet of lownns to attend the National 4-H club camp. The privilege of representing Iowa 4-H girls and boys nt tho National Club Camp is considered the highest award an Iowa 4-H club girl or boy can win. CARBOLINEUM applied on/y ONCE A YEAR Is guotvnteed to kill ami keep out Mites & Blue Bugs Douglass Pharmacy "Whore Quality Counts" roSTVILLE, IOWA J" Mrs. Anna Chandler has a curious plant which is showing evidence of bloom within a short time, says the West Union Union. It is an African lily and is about three feet tall and grows and develops without the aid of soil or water. Just now there is nothing but the stalk with (he large bud at the top encased in a leaf covering which resembles green flowered print. The lily itself is bright red and of very large size. After blooming the plant may be set in the garden where it develops large fern like leaves. The plant must be several years old before it blooms and is very unusual in appearance. Will Beohm is some hog raiser. One day recently while milking he heard some pigs squealing and on investigation found a sow had farrowed 10 pigs while outside the barn, and that the rain had drenched both the pigs and the mother, says the Strawberry Point Press. Two of the pigs were helpless and he look them to the house, put (hem in hot water, then when they became active, dried them off and put them in the oven. Both are alive and as active as the rest. Three sows and thirty husky pigs is not a bod record. However the pigs on the Beohm farm never lack for feed—and that is perhaps one reason why he is known as a successful hog raiser. It's Our Business To Help You With Your Business! 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 STEEL MAKERS say—"Ford buys the best steel." Other suppliers of materials and parts will tell you—"Nobody checks up as closely on quality and price as Ford." This means a great deal to you as a motorist. It is our way of safeguarding the interests of every purchaser and it leads to this—"The mechanical depreciation on a Ford is less than most cars, especially after the first year." This is one sign of the extra value in the Ford V-8. Accuracy in manufacturing is another. (The Ford is made to unusually close precision limits.) 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