Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 28, 1936 · Page 8
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Postville, Iowa
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Thursday, May 28, 1936
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Former Local Folks Found Everywhere Harvey Roberts of this city does nbout as much traveling around in a business way as nnyone in Postville, and.he informs us that it is somewhat surprising the number of former Postville folks one comes in contact with unexpectedly. A>few weeks ago Harvey was up at St. Paul in the office of Ira P. Hinman, a former Postville resident, who holds a good position with one of the big seed companies of the northwest Harvey was about ready to leave for home on a Milwaukee train and he had a business call he wanted to make and he had to do it in a hurry in order to make his train connection, and remarked he'd have to call a cab. Ira remarked, "let me put in your cab call," and proceeded to do so, and he called out "Hurry up and get a cab here for your, old friend, Harvey Roberts of Postville. 'Lit'" And the cab was there in a hurry. "Lit" is none other than Lillian Fox, formerly of this city, who has the reputation of being one of the fastest cab dis patchers in the Twin Cities, and holds a good position as dispatcher for the Liberty Cab Co. of St. Paul. A week or so later Harvey was in Milwaukee on business, and during a call at the Teweles Seed Co. plant he was turned over to a Mr. Comstock. The name was familiar to Harvey and so was the face, and a bit of quizzing disclosed the fact that the young man was none other than Reginald Cornstock, a former Postville boy, whose father, Frank Comstock, was at one time manager of the Postville Lumber Co. Then it was recalled that during the time that "Reggie" was a Postville school boy that Mr. Roberts used to give him employment at catching rats and mice about the elevator, paying him a nickle apiece for each carcass displayed, and it was while thus engaged that the lad took it into his head he would like the seed business, and later Reginald attended a special course in seed cleaning and is now one of the top-notch seed testers in the big seed house where Harvey discovered him. And now we have just received a clipping from a Los Angeles. Calif., paper concerning the son of a former •well-known and well-liked Postville girl. Here's the story: "Colonel Victor Mac Laglen, well- known and liked movie star, staged his annual Red Cross First Aid Meet on May 2nd at his stadium on Riverside drive. The eleven teams participating were divided into three classes: The MA" division consisting of Ameri can Legion teams, the "BB" division consisting of a W. P. A. team, the "C" chVision consisting of Boy Scout teams. "Five problems were given. The winning team of each division was presented with a fine trophy by Col onel McLaglen. personally. Also each member of the team was awarded medal.. In the "C" division of scout teams, the winner was Troop 369. A close second was won by Troop 121's "A" team, captained by Hart Dloughy. The members of the team were awarded medals." The Hart Dloughy referred to is a son of a girl we of Postville all knew as Ruth Hart. Outdoor Rambles (By Arthur J. Pains) Common things arc'often most in teresting and because they are common we do not notice their interesting character. Because we h e a r and see the Killdeer so often near streams and marshes we pass them and look for what we think are more unusual birds. Have you ever taken the time to study the Kill deer? If you had an interesting you have Former Postville Girl Married in Michigan Miss Angie Gertrude Evans, daughter-of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Evans of Postville, Iowa, became the bride of Dwight Madison Bodell. son of Mr. and Mrs. Barton Bodell of 183 Magnolia avenue, in a simple wedding ceremony performed at 8:15 o'clock on Monday evening, May 19th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Towsley, 54 Latta avenue. The bride has made her home for several years with her aunt, Mrs. H. A. Knowles of 485 West Michigan avenue, who is the wife of Mr. Towsley's nephew. The single ring ceremony was read by the Rev. Henry N. Jordan. Sanitarium chaplain, in the presence of about 20 relatives and friends. The fireplace was banked with white lilacs and yellow tulips, flanked by tall white baskets filled with purple lilacs, and the bridal party took its place here to the strains of the Wedding Chorus from Lohengrin, played by Mrs. Winnifred Kingsley. The bride, who was given in marriage by her uncle, H. A. Knowles, wore a gown of blue lace and carried a bride's bouquet of gardenias and lilies of the valley. Miss Shirley Bodell, a sister of the bridegroom, was her bridesmaid, and she wore a pink crepe frock and carried pink roses and lilies of the valley. Joseph McCluskey acted as best man. Refreshments were served later, from a table laid with an Italian cut work cloth and lighted by white tapers in silver candelabra flanking the wedding cake, which was decorated with white roses. The bride was graduated from the Battle Creek high school in 1934, and since then has been conected with the F. W. Woolworth Co. Mr. Bodell finished high school here in 1932. and is in the commissary at the naval sub marine base in New London, Conn. The bridegroom's parents will give a dinner complimenting them this evening.—Battle Creek (Mich.) Evening Enquirer, May 20, 1936. The Herald joins with the many Postville friends of the bride in extending congratulations and its hearty well wishes for a long, happy and : prosperous wedded life. have, time. The other day we disturbed one of these birds which appeared to have left either nest or young by a small ditch with running water. Very likely young, for the nest would have been on higher and dry ground. It would fly with loud calls of "kil-dee' to a distance of about 40 or 50 yards from us and there settle in some de pression in grass or cornfield as if about to settle on its nest. But not for long, for if we went to the bird it would fly a little farther and there would go through the same perform ance. When we returned to spot where bird had been first disturbed it seemed to be most alarmed. It would fly closely over us and then at about a distance of 15 to 25 yards from us would go through a performance which looked as if it had a broken wing and sounded as if the bird was suffering the most terrible agonies. It would lie partly on its side with the wing on the other side extended into air, the wing seeming to flap in air as if broken. When that did not cause us to move from our position it would face us in threatening attitude, with tail spread, wings spread and extend ed, feathers about neck standing out and crouching • as a barnyard rooster about to attack. Again the bird would fly over us to opposite side of us and again go through the nesting pretense or the broken wing stunt, all the time giving piercing calls and whining and trilling in a way that should cause any person to move. Another bird that we thought was the male called frequently and would stay in the corn field at a distance of about 150 yards, apparently there within calling distance so as to give courage to his mate. Several of our birds adopt ruses to draw an intruder from the nest or young, but none is more adept at this than the Killdeer. If you are seeking a nest you are likely to think that you have just seen the bird settle on the eggs and thus you are led away. When the bird acts as if badly crippled you are tempted to try to approach the seemingly helpless bird and thus you are led farther and farther away from the nest or young. The nest of the Killdeer is well concealed by the fact that it is hardly a nest, just a stick or two and a few clods of dirt on the bare ground and the mottled eggs are not easily noticed for they blend so perfectly with the ground. The bird is striking in color and beautiful, with its black line running just above the eye from side to side, white forehead, two black stripes around neck. Its back is grayish- brown, but when wings are raised you will see a back of rich brown or tawny color. 1 Kildeers are with us from March to November. It seems to remain with us in goodly numbers, probably because nest and young are always well concealed from enemies. The bird consumes a large number of grasshoppers and other harmful insects. SCHOOL_NEWS. Biermann's Letter. Sunshine Makers 4-H Club Holds Meetings The Sunshine Makers 4-H Club held a meeting at the home of Leona Mey er on May 2nd. Roll Call—Why we use honey. Demonstration—Whole wheat bread, cinnamon rolls and twists was given by Marie Voelker and Mrs. Martin. Talk—Care of the teeth, by Leona Meyer, followed by a discussion by the entire club. As this was an all-day meeting a pot-luck dinner was served at noon. (Continued from Page One) Seniors In Business Houses Senior class students last Thursday devoted the entire day in various business houses in town and had many pleasant and surprising experiences. A detailed account of this and the reaction of the students to the work, has been handed in for publication, but limited space prevents its publication. However, we shall bring this article in next week's issue. School Exhibit Well Attended The annual school exhibit was held on Friday and Sunday last, May 22nd and 24th. The sixth, seventh and eighth grade exhibits were shown in the Junior High assembly; English 9th and American literature were in the band room Latin, English 10, general science modern history, geometry, English literature, American history, arithmetic, German, physics, public speaking, school management, American government, methods, typing, shorthand, bookkeeping, animal husbandry, related science I and II, homemaking I and II were in the. gynasium; while the manual training and farm work were in the farm shops room. The lower grades exhibited their work in their own classrooms. The purpose of having the exhibit was for the parents to come and see what the children have been doing during the past school year. Due to the thunder showers Friday the attendance was rather small; however many viewed the exhibits on Sunday afternoon. • Baccalaureate Service Well Attended. At the baccalaureate services conducted Sunday evening, May 24th, at the Lutheran church by Rev. Strand jord, forty-seven seniors of the Postville high school listened to a sermon on elements of success and failure. A capacity audience was in attendance at this very impressive ceremony. The seniors, followed by the facul ty, formed the processional and occupied the front pews, forming the nucleus for the audience. Class Night Program The annual class night program by the Senior Class of 1936 was held last evening at the high school auditorium. The program consisted of the class prophecy, class history from their first days in school on through the 12th grade. Following the program Coach Col lins presented the boys the letters they had earned in the various athletic activities. Following this the girls were presented their athletic letters by Mr. Allen, who had been their coach. Registration The Postville High School will hold its annual registration on Thursday May 28th. The students will register for the subjects in which they plan to participate during the following school term. the Smith | The club held a meeting May 16th at the home of Margaret Huebner. Roll Call—Breads I have made since the last meeting.. Demonstration — Pineapple feather cake by Leona Meyer and Jessie Poesch. Demonstration—Date health cookies, by Kathryn McGuire and Eunice Schultz. At this meeting we finished making out our program for the year. A delicious lunch was served by the hostess. On May 23rd the following met at the Waukon City Hall with the other leaders and girls to practice for Rally Day: Mrs. Martins, Mrs. LaRue, assistant leader; Kathryn McGuire, Marie Voelker, Florence Schroeder, Virginia Livingood, Eunice Schultz and Lois Benson. Marie Voelker, president of our club, was chosen as one of the girls to attend the color review at the convention at Ames on June 25th. We feel very fortunate at having her in our club. School Picnic Friday at Athletic Field The Postville public schools will hold a picnic Friday, May 29th, at the Smith Athletic Field. There will be a picnic dinner with lots of ice cream and cake. After dinner there will be a mixed baseball game between the Junior High and Freshmen. Everybody is invited to come. Baseball and Softball Tourney The annual baseball and softball tourney at Waterville last week-end ended successfully for Postville. The boys defeated Lansing and Waterville to win the trophy. The boys, forced to play barefooted, ran into a snag in the form of Waukon in the softball game and lost 5 to 2. The final score in the baseball game was 10 to 2. Mr. Palas To Give Talk Attorney Arthur J. Palas of this city will address the High School and Junior High this (Thursday) afternoon. The past winter and spring Mr. Palas made a count of the different birds in this vicinity, and his talk will be on conservation and birds. Summer Music Rehearsal Schedules Director C. D. Lowell has designated the following days and hours for music rehearsals during the summer months, and pupils will take notice hereof and govern themselves accordingly: Monday at 9:00 a. m.—All brasses and percussions. Tuesdays 9:00 a. m.—All woodwinds. Tuesdays at 7:30 p. m.—Concert Band. Wednesday at 9:00 a. m.—All Strings. Wednesdays at 1:00 p. m.—Orches­ tra. Every player is to arrange a time for private instruction with Mr. Lowell. Anyone who wishes to play in the band during the summer season is requested to see Mr. Lowell. Everyone is invited. Book Exchange On Thursday afternoon of this week all pupils of Postville high school will exchange their books for other books they will need this fall, and pay the difference, if any. Second Grade The following pupils received 100 per cent in spelling last week: Marjorie Bareis, Jean Douglass, Dorothy Kerr, Dorothy Boese, Dwight Marston, Jack Martins, Duane Lammert, Billy Palmer, Jackie Ruckdaschel, Billy Schlee and Milton Turner. Herald Want Ads bring results! Fi-azicr-Lcmkc Bill Defeated The Frazier-Lemke bill was defeated on n roll call, 235 to 142, There were two days of interesting debate on the measure, much of it of a high class. I listened to every speaker who addressed the house in those two days, but I could not persuade myself to vote for the bill. I believe it is fundamentally unsound and that it would do vastly more harm than good. It is significant that no Democrat or Republican leader voted for the bill and very few of the reliable, sound men on either side were among the supporters of the bill. "One member, who has supported legislation for the benefit of agriculture for years told the fable of the dog with the bone. The dog crossed the stream and saw the reflection of the bone in the water and dropped the real bone from his mouth to grasp for the imaginary one in the water. That, he said, is what the friends of the farmer would be doing if they voted for the Frazier-Lemke bill. It is admitted, I believe, that this administration has done more for the farmers than any other administration ever accomplished in three years. Yet the administration was solidly against the Frazier-Lemke bill and Speaker Byrns took the floor to speak, against it. The bill APPEARS to provide l's per cent interest for the farmers who are lucky enough to get in on the loans. But section 5 says, "THE NECESSARY AND ACTUAL EXPENSES j INCURRED IN CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT SHALL BE APPORTIONED AND PRORATED AND ADDED TO EACH INDIVIDUAL MORTGAGE." It is not likely that the running expenses would be less than 1 per cent, making a nominal rate of 2M per cent, instead of ltt per cent. But what of the losses from these loans? Under the terms of the bill, the losses from land that would have to be taken back would be enormous and THOSE LOSSES WOULD HAVE TO BE "APPORTIONED AND PRORATED AND ADDED TO EACH INDIVIDUAL MORTGAGE." No borrower could know what his interest would be from year to year, but he could be sure of one tiling—it never would bo ns little nt 114 per cent. The issuance of . three billion of paper money would put fear into business the country over, and that fear would mean less employment, and less employment would mean poorer markets for farm product. If congress issued three billion dollars of paper money this session, how could congress refuse at the next session to issue a still larger amount, perhaps ten billion, to give relief to the home owners in cities and towns, whose mortgages total eighteen billion dollars and to whom the Home Owners' Loan Corporation gives the rate of 5 per cent now? And if these are entitled to an issue of paper money in an effort to give them low interest rates, why shouldn't an issue be made to help the little business men in the small towns such as we have here in northeastern Iowa? You see, there could be no limit on this issuing of paper money until disaster had proved to the whole country that the procedure is ruinous. I regret having had to vote in opposition to the wishes ot many of my friends in the Fourth district. It would have been much easier to vote for it (because it was a certainty it was going to be beaten). But I was not willing to give my support to a measure which I am sure would be disastrous to the country and even to the borrowers themselves if enacted into law. new business) for some ArnTT 5 torcsts. That . Alr,M '«n ad <led b us i nws moan more employment nnT * employment in any businos ° itself in good results to the 1* country, wt w Undo Sam's Debts The official statement of the ^ the United States as of February 1936. shows a gross debt of $3051) 622,339.03.' Subtracting the cash hand, the not debt is shown to $29,531,693,529,98. . Our government owns •.socuriK whose face value is $18,034.469,BC Of that sum more than 12 billion owned by- European governments, the final value of it is speculate However, it Is sure to be worth somj. thing. Most of the other six billta the securities owned by our govtm ment arc good, so that the actual] debt of our national government cut down considerably. Quadruplets Watch House A few days ago some Texas <naj ruplets sat in the House gallery watch the proceedings. All ot ih M were girls and all were dressed alih. A former governor of Texas and couple of Texas congressmen among them and hundreds ot ej« were upon them, but they seemed be used to it and not to be distutbei Trade Agreement With France Our state department has signed a trade agreement with France. This country is going to give more liberal treatment to French laces, wines, etc., and in turn, France will be more lenient on our exports to her. The agreement will mean more business (brand One Chance In 32 About 13,000 measures have fca introduced in the House of Repa­ ratives. About 400 of them likely wgj become law. So, you see, the chawa for a measure are not quite so good« one in 32. Election Predictions The other day, walking along Ua street, I heard this conversation: Til bet you a hundred dollars to nothing, Roosevelt will never be re-elected' "Huh, I'll bet you a thousand dollan to nothing he will." Fraternally yours, FRED BIERMAHX. "TOUGH GUY" ISO VIS "D HAS YET TO MEET ANOTHER MOTOR OIL THAT CAN OUTLAST HIM! Standard's premium-quality motor oil keeps your oil level UP and your oil costs DOWN Enduranct— that's the thing you notice first and foremost about this motor oil. No weakening under the punishment of long:, steady summer- time driving. No wilting away in the face of Bearing engine neat Tcn'vViHSS?. 0 !? 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