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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA. THURSDAY, MAY 81, 1036, Buy. a Poppy Saturday -—Help Worthy Cause Poppy Day, to be observed in Postville and throughout the United States next Saturday, May 23, has become one of the most significant days on the American calendar. On that day each year millions of Americans wear litUe red poppies in honor of the World War dead and contribute toward the welfare of the war's living victims, the disabled veterans, their families and the families of the dead. When the local Auxiliary unit to the Arthur F. Brandt Post, No. 518, of the American Legion begin their activities Saturday they will be part of an army of 100.000 women offering the American Legion and Auxiliary memorial flower in every part of the country. The vast program of welfare and rehabilitation work carried out by the American Legion and Auxiliary draws its principal support from the poppy sale. The coins that you give in exchange for your flower supply the means for local, state and national activities for the benefits of disabled veterans and the families left in need through the death or disability of veterans. Without your contributions we would be unable to continue the aid for the men who sacrificed health and strength in the nation's service that you might have a safe place in which to live. The things we do for the disabled are essential acts of aid which would be performed by no other organization or agency if the Legion and Auxiliary were unable to undertake them. We go into the government hospitals where more than 50,000 veterans are constantly under care, bringing comforts not provided by the government, providing holiday remembrances, cheering entertainments and keeping the hospitalized men in contact with the outside world. We care for the families of the disabled left in need at home, thereby giving the veterans the peace of mind necessary to their recovery. We oversee the welfare of needy children of veterans in every community, to keep them in school and give them a fair chance in life. Child welfare work is not limited to children of veterans, but reaches out to include all under-privileged children through continuous efforts for ' improvement of conditions effecting them. The number of disabled veterans is growing "steadily and we hope for a generous response to the poppy appeal this year so that we may be able to meet the increasing need. When we meet these women who are asking you to wear these memorial flowers, let us greet them with a smile of appreciation and put on our poppies, glad for the opportunity they are bringing us to honor the nation's dead and aid those still within the reach of our help. <• When we pin on our poppies there should come to us all a vision of the part we are playing in the effort to heal the nation's war wounds. We should look upon our poppies not only as flowers of memory for the dead but as flowers of hope for the living. The slogan of the American Legion Auxiliary is "A poppy worn over the heart of every man, woman and child in Postville and vicinity during the week of May 23 to 30." Only a paper poppy But it holds the hopes and fears Of numberless men and their loved ones As they carry on through the years. Henderson Prairie Ladies Have Meeting The home project group of the Hen derson Prairie district was given the last lesson in Fifth Year Nutrition at the home of Mrs. Harry Turner on Tuesday, May 12. Twenty-one ladies were present. "Foods Rich in Vitamins" and '•Soups" were the topic discussed un der the leadership of Mrs. Kenneth Kerr and Ora Fischer. Following the lesson a delicious lunch was served by Mrs. Leo Heins, Mrs. Harold Turner, Mrs. Ed Plaht, Mrs. Harry Turner and Lois. During the social hour which followed it was decided to organize a "Henderson Prairie Study Club," which will func tion during the entire year. The meetings are to be held the second Tuesday of each month. Various lessons will be given on "Gardening" during the meetings held this summer and regular home pro ject work will be carried on during the fall and winter months. The following officers were elected: President—Mrs. Frank Hangartner. Vice President—Ruth Meyer. Secy-Treas.—Ora Fischer. The next meeting will be held on June 9th at the home of Mrs. Ernest Brandt. Outdoor Rambles (By Arthur J. Palas) SHAKESPEARE CLUB CLOSES YEAR WITH A PRETTY PICNIC The Shakespeare Club closed its activities for the year on Tuesday evening with a jolly picnic gathering at the hospitable farm home of Mrs. Felicia Dresser, at which the losers in the attendance contest entertained the winners at a delicious picnic supper, and enjoyed a delightful social season. The club officers elected for next year are: President—Mrs. Loretta Abernethy. Vice President—Mrs. Grace Klingbeil. Secretary and Treasurer — Mrs, Therese Myers. Along the bluffs near the Upper Iowa River are many prostrate evergreen or creeping cedars. Never growing to a height of more than about 30 inches there are some line specimens that cover a space of 20 feet in d i a me t e r. What a beautiful sight to see them against otherwise barren hillsides. They seem to thrive on slopes exposed to sun and wind on either sandstone or limestone, with very little soil. In passing along we noticed that someone had burned all the larger of these cedars in his pasture. One may not have the right to make suggestions as to what another man shall do with the land, and when the other man pays the taxes. Probably the tourist has no right to speak when the taxpayer is making his land more productive. However, we all have a right to consider whether the killing of those cedars has actually made those hillsides more productive. No doubt this individual wanted to gain more space on which to grow more grass for pasture. Will he gain his end? We all have a right to ask that question. Above all, the landowner should have asked himself that question before killing the trees. Those cedars catch and hold large amounts of snow in winter where the hills would otherwise be quite without snow. They also catch and hold blowing leaves and dust. The leaves with the accumulation of dust build a soil adapted for the growing of grass and other plants. The accumulation of the snow induced by the cedars procures the moisture so badly needed on steep slopes. The soil built up with accumulation of leaves is also adapted for holding of moisture. Remove the provisions of nature by killing the cedars, the snow finds no place to lodge, the leaves are not held to build a soil, and the hillside is with out needed moisture to grow grass. Without the cedars, without the leaf mold, without the moisture; exposed to sun and wind, the soil that is now there will blow away. There remains not even the soil to grow grass. Possibly the cedars were removed to make room for trees that produce timber. What are going to be the results? Without the moisture and a soil of considerable humus the desired trees cannot grow. With the creeping cedars, the soil and humus created and gathered and the moisture con served, there will soon be a bed for sturdy oaks and other wood producing trees. Had it not been left to Nature, those cedars would have been the first step in growing a splendid forest. Under sturdy trees those ce dars would have perished. They would have served their noble purpose. Their progeny would have taken hold of other barren hills, to build soils and conserve moisture for more grass and trees. Now the hill side will be wind blown and sun parched, unfit for either grass or timber. The creeping cedars have come to an ignoble end. No, those cedars may not have been made to please the eyes of tourists. But, are we prepared to say that they were not created to build soil, to conserve moisture, so that even those steep slopes might produce more food and timber? Yes, if we want to be practical, possibly they were intended to make the owner of those hills more wealthy! Funny, isn't it, there to make the owner rich, and he destroys them! KRASCHEL TO SPEAK AT ELKADER TONIGHT Nelson G. Kraschel, lieutenant-governor, and the democratic candidate for governor at the June primaries, will address a meeting in Elkader tonight (Thursday) at the opera house to which the public is cordially invited. Chinch bugs in south central Iowa and grasshoppers in west and southwest Iowa have been reported so early this year. Let's hope they come no farther north or east. These insects, like the fly, should be swatted early. Watch for them along the fence lines. IIORTY Boy the thing that hits a homer with me every time is the sews in tie newspaper. I don't enjoy anything as much as a news story. They area't fiction, they're the real truth. Thank our fathers for providing that free press clause in the Constitution. Young Democrats are Enthusiastic For Fred Davenport, May 18.—An appreciation of the "whole-hearted and unselfish service" performed by Rep. Fred Biermann of Decorah was voiced in n resolution unanimously adopted by Young Democrats of the Fourth Congressional District attending the State Convention here this week. The resolution follows: "The Young Democrats of the Fourth Congressional District of Iowa through their delegates in attendance at the State Convention, mindful of the splendid Tecord of their Congressman, Honorable Fred Biermann, hereby offer him this expression of our appreciation of the whole-hearted and unselfish service he has rendered in Congress. We applaud his courage in voicing and voting his convictions and we renew our assurance of affection for him, of our faith in him, of our loyalty to him and of our purpose to support him for renomination and re-election with all the means at our command, to the end that we may have a continuance of the splendid and fearless service he has rendered his District, the State and the Nation. Because of his courageous and outstanding ability, his admitted interest in the welfare of the people of the West and because he is recognized by all parties in the Halls of Congress as among the leaders of that body, should he be continued in public life, his future by common consent is marked and the reflection of it all will be to the glory of his District and his State. "Therefore, be it resolved, that the Young Democrats here assembled pledge to this able, cultured man, our loyalty and deserved support at the primary of June 1st and the November election." Wonder Workers Met at H. Nuehring Home Leaders and members of the Evergreen 4-H Wonder Workers held a very interesting meeting at the Herman Nuehring home in Post township on Saturday of the past week. The lesson studied by the members at this time covered the making of yeast breads. Due to the fact that this is a newly organized club and the leaders did not receive the training school lesson the instructions covering the subject, along with- the demonstrations, were given by Miss Agnes Moroney, Ella Mae Long and Helen McCormick of the 4-H Busy Bodies Club. These girls and Miss Moroney demonstrated making a standard loaf of bread, apple coffee cake, triangle rolls, pecan rolls, clover leaf rolls and Swedish tea rings. Barbara Brainard and Lorna Phipps demonstrated the making of whole wheat bread. Two new members were enrolled in the club, Edith Gruhn and Hazel Johnson. In addition to Mrs. Geo. Brainard and Mrs. John May, the following members were present: Edith Gruhn, Eunice Krousie, Janice Brainard, Virginia Kalke, Hazel Johnson, Margaret Gelo, Lorna Phipps, Ruby Phipps, Marian Gelo, Esther May, Hazel May and Barbara Brainard. The members are all seriously interested in the subject studied and keenly look forward to each meeting of the group. State 4-H Club Girls Convention in June Information from the extension department states that annual 4-H Girls Club convention will be held in Ames, June 24 to 27, inclusive. This is a state wide convention with the expectation that every county in the state will be represented. The ruling states that one club leader and one member from each club is entitled to attend. All others attending will have to be classified as a special delegate properly entered in the State Chorus or some particular contest held during the convention. Information from Mrs. Barker, acting state 4-H girls club leader, states that it will be necessary for each county to send in the names of the delegates who have been selected to attend the convention. These names must be turned in at the Farm Bureau office not later than June 1. Carbon paper, which is used in typewriters for making extra copies of articles typed, is made by giving paper a coat of a mixture containing starch, gum, flour and a black or blue coloring matter. Biermann Y Letter. House Votes For 3}£ Per Cent Farm Loans May 4 the House passed the bill introduced by Congressman Gillette of Iowa providing for the continuation for two more years after July 1 of the present 3Mi per cent interest rate on Federal Land Bank loans. I very heartily supported that bill in the committee on agriculture and in the house. This rate is the lowest charged by any government land bank in the entire world on this type of loan. It is estimated that it will cost the U. S. Treasury about ten million dollars a year to underwrite the 3 Hi per cent rate. That is due to the fact that the money cannot be borrowed by the Federal Land Banks at a rate low enough to permit lending it out nt 3 VJ per cent without about that amount of loss. The government makes it up. Some people look at the financial page of a newspaper and see that the government's "treasury bills" draw a fraction of 1 per cent interest and they think that farm loans should be financed on that basis. Treasury bills run for only six or eight months. Bonds to support Federal Land Bank loans run ten to thirty years. That's the difference. The government has never borrowed this long time money at much less than 3 per cent, usually at a higher rate. It costs some money to run the banks, service, the loans, etc. That, of course, has to be added to the interest on the government borrowings. As a temporary measure, however, I believe it is sound policy to maintain the 3H per cent interest till the farming business gets onto a firmer basis. Relief Appropriation Cut The budget estimate for relief for the 1937 fiscal year (July 1, 1936, to June 30, 1937) was one and a half billion dollars. The house cut that amount 75 millions. It remains to be seen what the senate will do with this appropriation. There is enough unexpended money left from previous relief appropriations to bring the total for relief for the next fiscal year over three billion. It has been characteristic of the Roosevelt administration to spend less than it has asked for and to hold the debt way below what the President has estimated. $158,631,860 For Social Security The house has passed an appropriation of $458,631,860 for social security. The hugeness of that sum can be sensed when one recalls that it is a larger sum than the cost of running the entire national government in any peace-time year before the Spanish- American War. It will be devoted toward aid for the states in paying old age pensions, for the care of dependent children, for aid to the blind, and for other Christian purposes. No other nation on earth has ever taken such a long step in this direction at one time. $4,700 For Court For China An interesting item in the latest appropriation bill was 54.700 for the United States Court for China. It indicates how far flung are the interests and activities of our government these days. Frazier-Lemke Bill Up As I write these lines (morning of May 12) the celebrated Frazier-Lemke bill is coming up for debate and a vote. In the committee on agriculture I, voted to report it out. I signed the petition to bring it up. Yesterday 1 voted for the discharge motion which finally brought it out. I have believed that a bill of such wide-spread interest should be debated and voted on. When this letter is in print, the decision will have been made in the house. Monuments To French Friendship Directly north of the White House is a small park called Lafayette Square. It was named in honor of the French nobleman who assisted the colonies with his sword, his voice, and his money in the Revolutionary War. There is a splendid statue to his memory in the park. In another corner of the park is a statue of equal size in honor of Rochambeau, who, you historians will remember, commanded the French forces in the final battle of the Revolutionary War at Yorktown. As I passed the park the other day, I was impressed with the fact that one of the most prominent locations in our capital city is given over to a memorial to the vital aid we received from France in the time of our country's greatest need. American Elms Best There are many beautiful trees in Washington and they are well cared for. It is rarely that one sees the top of a tree sawed off here. It is rarely that one sees the stump of a limb left to rot into the trunk of the tree. (They are cut off closely so they heal over.) Some Washington trees aren't natives of northeast Iowa, and, I guess, wouldn't grow there—such as sycamores and beeches. But with all their beautiful trees, it seems to mo that they have none more beautiful than the American elm, which we have in abundance in the fourth district. It appears to be perfectly adapted to lining streets and arching over the roadways. It is a splendid decoration for the parks and big lawns, too. I see very few burr oaks or red oaks here. FRED BIERMANN. Chas. Gelo Given a Fine Endorsement CHAS. H. GELO Charles H. Gelo of Mason City is making an active canvass for the Republican nomination for representative in Congress from the fourth district. He is enthusiastic over the encouragement given his candidacy by friends and supporters throughout the district and believes he has good prospects for winning the June primary nomination. After residing on farms in Allamakee county, I.wa, near Dorchester and Waukon doing farm work and attending country school and a preparatory school he entered • Valparaiso, Ind., University. After finishing his schooling there he entered the journalistic field, first in St. Paul and Minneapolis. It was while engaged on the various Twin City newspapers that he came to Mason City on occasions and joined with the late Stanberry in launching the Morning Globe, now the Globe-Gazette.—Clear Lake Mirror. Grand Meadow Larks Hold Special Meeting The Grand Meadow Larks Club held a special meeting on Tuesday evening. May 19th, at the home of Irene Erickson with 13 members and two visitors present. Gladys Lynum and Florence Erickson were the visitors. This being a special demonstration meeting no business was transacted. The following program was given: Demonstration, orange cake—Ellen Nuehring and Neva Waters. Demonstration, pineapple feather cake—Mildred Brewer and Evelyn Krambeer. Miss Lynum judged the baked products. Irene Erickson and Neva Waters were chosen as the demonstration team to represent our club. Songs and games—Entire Club. Plans were made for the play that is to be given by our club on Rally Day. A Will Rogers Picture Coming to "The Iris" There have been, throughout the country, requests from thousands of people for a revival of one of Will Rogers' best pictures. In response to these requests, the Fox Film Company has re-issued one of his finest pictures—if not the best picture he ever made—"A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court." This great picture will be at the Iris Theatre, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 21. 22 and 23. There are hundreds in this community who have never seen this picture. There are many who have seen it, as it played here five years ago. Those who have seen it will enjoy it again—as much as the first time—and those who have never seen it should not fail to see it now. In many cities this film is playing to larger crowds than his last picture. Don't miss this splendid Will Rogers picture. A beautiful young woman may be scarred for life by one trip through a jagged, broken windshield. Drive carefully. Cash totaling $1,522,535 has been poured into Winneshiek county by the federal and state administrations in the past three and a half years as direct cash aid for unemployed relief, public works and in corn hog cheeks, Lieut. Governor Nels G. Kraschel, candidate for the democratic nomination, told a crowd at the Winneshiek county court house Thursday evening, says the Decorah Journal. This does not include such items as tax refunds, old age pensions to 160 elderly persons a month, $142,000 in highway maintenance and other items, but is the total of new forms of relief promised by the democratic party. "Dick" Dunlevy of the Lansing Journal has notified R. P. Strauch that he has been able to get the steamer "J. S." for the Northeast Iowa Press picnic which will be held at Lansing this year on Friday, August 7, says the Elgin Echo. The picnic date was changed to a week earlier in order to take advantage of the regularly scheduled visit of the "J. S." and by so doing the publishers can accommodate a much larger group of visitors. An afternoon ride on the river will have a strong appeal to many of the newspaper folk and the association expects a much larger attendance for this reason alone. SCHOOL NEWS, (Continued from Page One) Irene Bnltz, Beverly Brandt » Fools, Lillian Loftsgard, Ruby' n Dorothy Wnlby. y uls Property Crew - Homtlda H„- L head; Arleno Kocnig, Htl dur £*i Lorraine Stockman, Selena Olsm, »f Mao and Velva Krusc, ' m Lighting Crow—Enrl G ray Telmer Olson, Don Humphrey Make-Up Crew-Bill Cole' i,„,il Grelchen Hein, Marion Liven MI Catherine Stone, Jean Keltehw- vrl old Meland. Br ' %'l Advertising Crew—Willnrd Thorn, head; Aldorn Loftsgard, Eileen SchuF Ushers—Eileen SchulU, head' C Mae Kruse, Arleno Larson, Malonc. m Synopsis-Thc play itself concerr, the family of Stephen Santry, a a cago author, who, realizing that Si wife and children have lost their I preciation of fundamental, worthwhl things, takes them to an inherited fwo in the Missouri Ozarks for a wcek^ visit. In charge of this farmhouse old Gideon Santry is Lucinda Andrew n widow who has been used to haviti her own way, as Suzanne, her splns^ assistant, and Sid Sperry, a farm hasi know to their sorrow. Stephen^ barely time to prepare them for tj, coming of the "cyclone" before H arrives. When the "cyclone" does arrive! Stephen demands that they stay onthel farm until such time as he sees (J to return and everyone who expects (J eat must work. Complications occur which force the family to be thrown together to their fate. How Stephen works but his prot- lem of securing a "family unit" ?ri be enjoyed because of its reality ami human warmth. Plan on seeing the Senior Play «| Tuesday, May 26! Postville 8; Luana, 4 Postville got back into the win colJ umn again after their defeat at thel hands of Delhi in the district meeil by defeating Luana in a hard fought| game by a score of 8 to 1 The Scarlet and Black of PostvUfe started off in their half of the first inning to score four runs and to go into the lead. During the next tin innings Postville scored three more runs while keeping Luana in check, but in the fourth inning Luana got to Kneeskenv for four runs and to mate the game a little more interesting. , During the remainder of the game Luana put men on bases but due to the sharp and alert defense of Post ville, they were not able to score. "Speedball" Kneeskern pitched fori Postville while "Moose" Lindroth did | the free delivering for Luana. Postville had a new coach for thel Luana and Clermont games last weekend due to Coach Collins' absence. This new man goes under the name of Mr. Dillon Lowell, who did a very commendable job. Postville 10; Clermont 6 Under the direction of Coach Lowell I the Scarlet and Black of Postvfflej downed the Brick City lads by a score j of 10 to 6 on the latter's diamond 1 Friday afternoon in a closely fou battle from start to finish, Postville was the first to score to the game when they scored four Mi! in their half of the second inning. This lead did not last long because in their half of the same inning Clermoat scored six runs to change the completion of the game entirely. With tls score against them and their determination to win, Postville kept putting across a run or two ever)' iM »J, to overcome the lead held against t"~ and to go on to gain another victory I which will be put down in the Athletic | History of Postville High School. Postville 7; Luana 4 Postville played a return game s; Luana and defeated them by a scare The Scarlet and Black of PostvUB started off with a bang in the firs> half of the first inning to score Iw runs and to go into the lead. Wat the next two innings Postville scored three more runs while their opponent! were held in check. In the fourth inning, however, Luana scored foi? runs. During the remainder of the i Postville scored two more runs while J Luana was held scoreless because! the alert Postville defense. Kneeskern pitched for Postville, J while Ovcrbeck pitched for Luana. Second Grade. We dramatized the story of "Han* and Gretel" last Thursday. First anil' Third Grades were invited. On Fridif we invited Fourth and Fifth grades tr the play. Third Grade. The following boys and gi* K ceived one hundred in spelling the new and review words of -I*, week: Hall, Elizabeth, Dale S.. Alle- Ruth, Marcella, Kathryn, Ponald *• Shirley, Dale M. Fourth Grade. , The following pupils had a pM* 1 *-'spelling lesson last week: Betty Brandt, Mary Helen Eberling, Nora* Jean Hanks, Marjorie Lawson, Virginia Marston, Dorothy Ann Wa» Lyle Groth, Edgar Nelson, and Searls. Fifth Grade. The following pupils had P« r ' spelling grades last week: Sop»»: Dyke, Cressa Beryl Luhmnn, Foley, Arthur Baries, Stanley 'C »m LoRoy Foels, Francis Knceland, Craw Marston. •led |

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