Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 11, 1936 · Page 8
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Postville, Iowa
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FAGE EIGHT. THURSDAY, JUNE 11, CONG. BIERMANN GETS A STATE PARK FOR McGREGOR The bill to turn over the Pike's Peak area to the State of Iowa, has passed both houses ot congress and now awaits the president's signature, according to advices from Washington, the nation's capital. As soon as the formality of the president's signature is complied with, the state, through the conservation commission, will start to make Pike's Peak a state park. The bill transferring title to the state, from the U. S. government, which now has the land in the Mississippi river fish and game refuge, was introduced in the senate by Senator Louis Murphy of Dubuque and was passed by the senate 10 days ago. In the house of representatives, the bill was introduced by Congressman Fred Biermann, who wired local citizens that the measure passed the house last Monday. Under the so-called McGregor, Iowa, park bill some 423 acres of land formerly belonging to the Munn estate at McGregor, will be turned over by the federal government to the State of Iowa for park purposes. Logan Blizzard, member of the state conservation commission and one_ of the leaders in making the Pike's Peak area a state park, states that plans are ready now and that work on drilling a well in the area will be started as soon as the president signs the bill. Last week a landscape engineer connected with the state conservation commission surveyed the area and laid out a plan for a permanent improved trail to Pictured Rocks from the Peak. The new trail will be constructed this summer, along with several other minor improvements to be xindertaken this year, Mr. Blizzard promises.—McGregor Times. Later: President Roosevelt signed the bill Saturday which turns the tract over to the State of Iowa. DROWNING SEASON AT HAND; HERE ARE A FEW WARNINGS Many thousands of people will visit Iowa's lakes and streams during this summer season. Each year the number of drownings increases with the increasing number of persons turning to swimming and to the lakes and streams for summer recreation. Iowa has numerous dangerous waters—so many in fact that it is a physical impossibility to post warning signs at every point. The Conservation Commission issues an appeal to all those using such waters for swimming to remember the following suggestions to assist in the campaign to save many from drowning. 1. Avoid taking chances. Warn others not to. 2. Swim only in waters with which you are acquainted. Better still, confine your swimming to areas set aside for that purpose, or beaches where life guards are on duty. 3. Be extremely careful when wad ingi Many lakes and streams have dangerous "step offs." 4. Overloading of boats is one of the greatest hazards on our lakes, besides being unlawful in most cases It is better to make two trips with half as many passengers. 5. If you are acquainted with dangerous waters, warn those who are not Outdoor Rambles (By Arthur J. Falas) Would it be more pleasant to raise potatoes without potato beetles? We are bound to have some of those bugs to contend with, but we could greatly 'reduce their numbers even without poison, if we applied some very prac- t i c a 1 remedies. Try it next year. Plant your garden peas very early near the potato patch, and plant twice as many peas as you need for your table use. If you get an early start with the peas, the pods will form about the time the beetles hatch on the potato vines. If you have succeeded in growing earlier peas than your neighbors, you will have all the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks from the neighborhood. They like the fresh, juicy peas. It is interesting to watch them rip open the green pods. If you have planted enough peas there will remain some for your dinner, for the Grosbeak wants only a part of them. He seems to need peas as'a flavoring or seasoning with his meal of potato beetles. We must not forget—there is one more item in this formula for removing potato beetles. Do not allow any house cats in your garden. If one does slip in, do not allow it to escape, for cats come back daily for more birds. With all the stray cats that pass thru our gardens it is a wonder that any birds survive. Is it any wonder that bugs eat our gardens when we raise cats to exterminate birds? Did God raise beautiful songsters to pass down the throats of prowling cats? The Rose-breasted Grosbeak will repay you for the peas he takes by the potatoes he saves. But that is not all, nor even the best he does for you. One sight of the beautiful male Grosbeak is worth a pound of green peas and his song will do for your soul what a good meal will do for your body. His care-free melody is at times cheering and then soothing. His happy strains come from the very heart of nature, they speak of the beauties of Maytime. What rewards for a mouthful of peas! MAKE TOUR MINTS AT HOME AND DELIGHT YOUR GUESTS Make a party out of just plain afternoon tea by serving mints. No, not an extravagance—just a few minutes spent in stirring powdered sugar into unbeaten egg white. When the mixture is stiff enough to be handled with the fingers, add from one to three drops of oil of peppermint, wintergreen or other desired flavoring and "shape into rolls about the size of a lead pencil. Lay out on waxed paper. When slightly dried, cut into one- fourth inch pieces and allow to stand an hour. Then separate mints and shake gently in a bag containing a small amount of powdered sugar, This process rounds the corners and takes away the "home-made" appearance. The mixture may be divided before shaping and colored pink, lavender, green, yellow and other shades. Food coloring should be used sparingly for pastel shades, and it is a good idea to test the color in a small amount if it is to harmonize definitely with a color scheme. The mints may be made several days in advance. One egg white makes enough to serve 20 people. CONG. BIERMANN CARRIES DISTRICT BY A FINE LEAD Congressman Fred Biermann lead his opponent, Sam Goetsch, by nearly four thousand votes, according to un official returns from the recent primary election. He carried every county in the district. Here is the vote as gleaned from the daily press: County Biermann Goetsch Winneshiek _ 1777 1275 Worth - 375 129 Mitchell 651 165 .Howard _ _ 590 483 Allamakee '.. 725 717 Cerro Gordo ........ 1614 .857 Floyd .. .._ 364 163 Chickasaw „ _ 976 952 Fayette 871 426 Clayton — .'. 1484 827 Buchanan 314 116 Delaware ......... 520 314 10,261 6,424 Biermaim's lead —^..._._5,837 We have been critical of policies of the Roosevelt administration and pro bably will continue to be, says the ultra - conservative Republican Free Press of Burlington, Vermont. But when the federal government proposes to carry on a land utilisation pro gram which is in harmony with the ideas of the keenest agricultural lead ers of the state, and also in harmony with the recognized economic trend over a period of years, as indicated by scientific studies, then we maintain that those who oppose accepting such aid are stubbornly resisting the march of progress toward a growing, prospering state. The fruit in good old "Californy" may grow large and juicy says the Knoxville Journal, but W. B. May, who lives five miles east of Columbia, brought two home raised lemons into the Journal office Monday evening of last week that wouldn't have to take a back seat to any from the golden state. To-wit: The largest lemon measured 11% inches in circumference and tipped the scales at two pounds. The "small" lemon stretched the tape measure 10% inches and weighed three-quarters of a pound. Said May, holding up his two prize citrus fruits: "That's a lot of lemonade to get from one small Iowa tree." It is commonly thought that the introduction of machinery into industry reduced the number of men employed, says the West Union Union. When the linotype was invented forty years ago, there were 123,000 men employed in the printing business. Today there are 541,761 employed in the printing business. Some might say that but for the linotype there would be several times this many employed. On the other hand the introduction of machinery into business has made it possible to produce printing much cheaper and has resulted in more of it being used than would be used if the slow methods were still employed. A dressmaking contest took place among students of the domestic sci ence department of the Waukon high school the past month and came to a close Monday, when the garments were judged by Mrs. Len Herman, Mrs. Ambrose Link and Miss Minnie Opfer, who were much impressed with the fine ; workmanship displayed. The prize dresses and those receiving honorable mention were on display in Hale & Sons window and attracted considerable attention. Delpha M. Thoma was awarded first honors.— Waukon Democrat. Delpha Mae is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs J. C. Thoma, former Postville residents. One trouble with adjusting the farm product price situation is to be found in the fact that whenever you find one man pleased with the fact that he is receiving a good price for his farm products you will find another kicking because of the price he has to pay for butter, meat and bread, says the West Union Union. The only satisfactory way it seems is to arrange it so the producer can sell at a high price and the consumer can buy at a low price. CENSUS OF FISH CAUGHT AT FOUR IOWA LAKE RESORTS The number of fishermen and the total number; of fish caught during the first six days of the open season is given in a report of the. census taken at Clear Lake, Spirit Lake, East and West Okoboji. Boat livery operators, conservation officers and members of the CCC assisting, compiled the records for the conservation commission. The report shows that 1892 fishermen had their catches counted in the first six days of the open season and that a total of 7044 fish were caught. While this number does not represent the entire catch, it gives a good estimate of the number of fishermen taking advantage of the opening days of the season. At Clear Lake 748 fishermen caught 3646 fish, or an average of five fish per man. Spirit Lake produced 2892 fish for 829 fishermen, or-an average of 3.5 fish per man. At East Okoboji Lake 193 fishermen caught 369 fish, or an average of not quite 2 fish per man. At West Okoboji Lake 112 fishermen caught 127 fish, or 1.2 fish per man. . At Clear Lake the first six days of the open season produced 1300 crappies and 1278 wall-eyed pike, with the remaining fish being northern pike, silver bass, perch, bluegills, pickerel and bullheads. Spirit Lake, East and West Okoboji Lakes, 2078 wall-eyed pike were caught in the six-day period, with the remaining fish being silver bass, perch, sheepshead and northern pike. The census of the fish caught is being carried on at these four lakes by the conservation commission in an effort to determine how many fish are caught and which lakes produce the most fish under certain conditions. This information will be used in determining open seasons for the future. LOCAL ITEMS. Miss Edna Meyer left Friday for a week's visit in Postville with friends. —Calmar Courier. Mrs. Nell Kallman of Yankton, S. D., was a week-end visitor here in the home of her son, Dr. M. E. Kallman, and family. Mrs. John Powers and daughter, Marion, of Postville visited Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mullaney.—Ossian Bee. Miss Margot Musser of West Union was awarded the kindergarten primary teacher diploma by the Iowa State Teachers College at its sixtieth annual commencement.—West Union Argo. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Loftsgard spent Sunday with Mrs. Loftsgard's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. John Burrow, Postville. Miss Marcella Burrow accompanied them home for a few days visit.—West Union Argo. Mrs. Con Hangartner and Mrs. Lee VanHorn spent last Friday very pleas antly at the Mr. and Mrs. Warner Harris home on route two, Postville, Mrs. Roger Harris coming up after them and bringing them back again toward evening. If you should chance to visit the pumping station of the Postville city waterworks at present you might pos sibly imagine you had arrived at a rooming house, for the place is decorated with three or four cots where some of the workmen with the Illinois Road Builders Co., who are here on the street oiling project, make their sleeping quarters. The Cresco papers report the passing in that city on Wednesday last of Mrs. Catherine Hoy, 81, at Mercy hospital, where she had been a patient since Thursday of the previous week. Mrs. Hoy was a former Postville resident, being the widow of the late James Hoy, who in the long ago was engaged in the hardware business in this city, being the senior member of the firm of Hoy & McNeil. The funeral was held on Friday morning last. Mrs. Hoy had numerous friends in this city who will learn of her passing with sorrow and will sincerely sympathize with the children who survive. A carnival outfit termed the Bremer shows which held forth at Postville last week, evidently had some gambling features among its concessions to make it more of a rapturous affair, which provoked a raid by county officers. A party named Engel, who \vas conducting one of the booths, was arrested and his assortment of blankets, watches, clocks and trinkets used for prizes was confiscated. He was brought to Waukon and locked up. He was later given a hearing, before Justice R. A. Nichols on the charge of gambling, which he did not defend, and was fined $50"and costs, amounting to about $20 more. Rather than pay it he is serving a 15 days jail sentence, —Allamakee Journal. A Sabula girl, whose dad is a republican, said that she had one of those New Deal dates the other night, says the Sabula Gazette. She never knew what he was going to try next. The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. If he knows I am happy in loving him, he will want no other.—Thoreau. A gossiper's tongue; says the Mason City Globe-Gazette, is about the only sharp instrument that doesn't become dull with use. Continue feeding hens mash during the summer. Rye pasture brings grass a month earlier in the spring. "Thinking I See Thee Smile" By VIRGINIA G. MlLLIKlN ffl McCluro Nowspupor syndicate WNU sorvlqo. T HE scrub woman picked up her pnll and mop and stood aside for Mr. Home to pass. "You are early tonight, aren't you Mamie?" ho asked pleasantly as ho pressed the clovator bell. "A little enrly, maybe," slio answered with a sin»o that showed nearly toothless gums. She watched the elevator shoot downward with htm. Thou she made a vigorous slushy souud with her mop on the tiled floor. A few minutes Inter as she ran her dust cloth over Mr. Home's mahogany desk, radio music came to her ears from one of those apartments across the airway. She loaned on the desk, half sitting, and Angered a small gold- framed picture of his wife. A beautiful face. Beautiful. Mamie set the picture down gently. Her pale eyes looked dreamily out through the high window toward n square foot of sky. It was touched by the afterglow of the ending day. In such a setting she listened to the song coming through the radio: "Sometimes between long shadows on the grass, The little truant waves of sunlight pass. My eyes grow dim with tenderness the while, Thinking I see thee, thinking I see thee smile." ' She glanced again at the small photograph. She, too, had been pretty once a long time ago. If only—but what was the use of thinking? But—if ouly one thing of beauty could be hers! Not physical beauty, of course; that was gone forever. Not something you bought with money and wore to show off. The afterglow grew fainter In the square foot of sky as she remembered a boy in her class In school that long time ago. Sho wasn't Maiu'ie then. She was Mary Young with cheeks like rosy apples. Even she had realized she was not as clever as the boy. She was pretty in a common sort of way but dumb when It came to getting good grades. Her mind had never been very alert about tilings in books. The boy used to laugh and pnll her hair and help her with the problems. He never let his friends know about his close friendship with her. He would come down across the tracks late at night to see her. At school he would pass her with a casual nod as the other fellows did. It was all right. She would never be a fine lady. That last time they were together before he went away to Europe, he had held her very tight as they stood before the grate fire she had kindled in his honor. He had asked her if every, thing was all right There had been an anxious note in his voice and she couldn't bear to hurt him. She had lied and said yes, of course. The glad light had come back to his eyes and he had kissed her very tenderly. She was glad she had lied. She wanted him to go away with a happy hear: even if her own did break. He would be gone four years. She knew he would never come back—to her. She had smiled up at him with her eyes full of tears. "Mary, I love your smile," he had said. Then he had looked down at the flickering flames. She remembered she had been sb a*raid the small amount of wood she could gather would not last that wonderful evening out. He had said, "Darling, an open fire will always remind me of you. and in its ilames I think I shall see your smile." Six months later her baby was born. He was sweet and scrawny. Such a helpless tiny tyke. But he looked Ilk? his father away off in Europe. She loved the little fellow wildly—savagely. Soon after he had learned to clap his thin little hands when she enme near, he had died. The scrub woman shivered as the song from the radio ended. Now it had been a long time since anything sweet had been hers. Queer how she should be thinking of all this tonight. When she finished her work It was late. It had begun to snow. Spiteful icy flakes which stung her hollow cheeks. She yielded to a stronger impulse and took a Hillside car. Sho would have to walk six blocks and face the wind this way. But she could pass Mr. Home's big new home on the avenue. There had been a picture of it in the Sunday paper. She liked to see where the big folks of her office building lived. She alighted from the car at Elm and walked up the wide street Her heart was beating faster than usual Her breath came In little gasps. Sho was even with the grand new house Splashes of light came from the win' dows. She was glad the curtains were not all drawn. She stopped and leaned eagerly oyer the low stone wall. She smiled. No one was near to see that It was a nearly toothless smile. Before an open flre^she saw Mr Home sitting in a great easy chair, his head comfortably relaxed, his eyes fixed dreamily, on the flickering flames And while she watched she saw him smile. She was suddenly trembling. Here was the lovely thing that would be hers alone forever. He had said when he looked at an open flre he would remember her. As she walked the weary blocks against the icy wind, her heart was singing: "My eyes grow dim with tenderness the while, Thinking I see thee, thinking I see thee smile," Biermaim's Letter. (Continued from Pago One) died in 1799. So it was burled in a very modest brick tomb on a slope from the house where he died to the Potomac river. He was placed there so that Mrs. Washington could see his tomb from her bedroom. And she took a rather uncomfortable room on the third floor, with only a dormer window in order that she might see at all times the last resting place of her distinguished husband. Ho was buried in that tomb in 1799 and rested there till 1831. Then ho was moved to a larger brick lomb in which the marble coffins of him and his wife now rest. Close by nro graves of some of their relatives. George -Washington left, no direct descendants. Scventccn-Ycnr Locusts Here The 17-year locusts have appeared in this area. They are an interesting object of study. I was out in the country to observe them. They come out of the ground in the evening and firmly attach themselves to n branch of a tree, shrub or plant. They then are in a case that looks like light brown cellophane. In, time they crack the case and come out of it. Then they look like a great long, brownish fly. When the 'sun shines, they make a humming noise that amounts to a great din when millions of them are at it. One alone cannot be heard more than a few feet from one's ear—but the millions make a great racket. One alone, held close to one's ear, sounds like the buzzing of the telegraph wire outside a small town depot, when the weather is 20 below. Happily, the 17-year locusts do very little harm. Danger To Pedestrians The City of Washington is having a hard time with its automobile traffic. Automobiles are thicker here than anywhere else in the wide world. Strangely, in 1935, 67 per cent of the persons killed in automobile accidents were pedestrians. All manner of schemes are being tried to cut down on that loss. "Taft House Inn" On K Street, just a little way off fashionable 16th Street, is a fine old brick house, three stories and a high basement. A placard tells the passerby that William Howard Taft lived there when he was Secretary of War and when he was nominated for the presidency in 1908. The historic place is commercialized now as "Taft House Inn." where hunger and curiosity may be satisfied at the same time. A few doors to the west is the "Little Green House on K Street," made famous (or notorious) in tne administration of Warren G. Harding. It now is occupied by a real estate firm. This Would Help It would be a good practice for the voters to save the printed promises of candidates and to make note of their spoken promises—for future reference. AFTER election, the heavy promisers should be reminded of their promises. There has been too much promising BEFORE election. Let the promisers be snubbed up to their promises AFTER election. Fraternally yours, FRED BIERMANN. The editor was very sick and the attending doctor in feeling his pulse said to the nurse who was standing by his bed: "Poor man, circulation almost gone." George raised himself on his elbow and shouted: "You're a liar. We have the largest circulation in the state." There's a girl who goes by the Graphic office every day. Her face is flour white and her lips are bright red. says the Lake Mills Graphic. Some day we're liable to pull her through the front door and wash her neck—it's terribly dirty. A walkout is being staged among the sheet music workers, says the Christian Science Monitor. This dispute, it is said, will seriously delay the production of "popular music." Are we supposed to be glad or sad? In artificial watering of lawns or gardens allow the water to soak down to a good depth, and then do not water for another week or so. It is sometimes necessary to allow the water to run for 2 to 4 hours. The only explanation a reader of the paper can make for some car drivers being in such a hurry is that they want to get there in time for the accident. If the vision of the crop leaders at Iowa State College are realized this year, there will be 700 farm boys carrying on com breeding 4-H club projects in a scientific way. Last year 400 boys were enrolled in the work. Waukon has 22 filling stations at present and the city council has just granted a permit for one more. No occasion for autos to go dry in Allamakee's county seat. Mary: Why do you want n rubber plant in your garden? Jane: I want to raise tires for my garden truck. . . it docs not pny to feed a protebM supplement to boot cuttle while fel are on n plentiful bluegrass pastel during spring and early summer! This is the declaration ot c, CMl bertson, head of the animal lecgiiiiL subsection of the Iowa agricmyM experiment station at Amos. CulbgB son points out that there Is plenty^ protein in tho tender blades ot )^| bluegrass and that cattle on pas^r alone or getting corn in addition -i the pasture do not need supplenteif It is only when the bhiograss gS dry nnd hard during July nnd AtS that a protein supplement needs t,S,j added to the cattle ration, Culborti believes. During n dry spell the content of the bluegrass incread and tho protein content decreasa These two chwiges together with ju fact that the cattle will eat less of |k| fibrous grass than of tho formerly clous blades makes the addition oj« supplement a paying proposition, jtj says. The Iowa Elks will hold their state conclave in Decorah, June 7 to 10. A salesman was eloquent about merits of a certain vacuum i but the; Yorkshire woman wasn't g pressed. She suggested that he his less and show her what the machjj could do. He took off his coat, fitted up ^ cleaner, thrust his arm into the chi* ney of the open fireplace andbisajj out a big handful of soot, which $ scattered over the parlor carpet S then shoveled some ashes fromtSi grate and sprinkled them over the rti^ adding a big'handful of soil from fiji garden. Then he smiled and rubbed his hands. | "Now," he.said 'Til show youitr4 this vacuum cleaner can do. Yodj be surprised, madam. Where's tij electric switch?" "Switch?" echoed the surprised w man. "We use gas." The reduced livestock fees ruling i Secretary of Agriculture Wallace at. ting commissions on buying and selling livestock was upheld by thes* preme court, says the New Hampta Tribune. Thus farmers are sard millions in commission charges Ij unanimous supreme court decisfat Wallace ordered rates cut in Selling costs will be cheaper at CMttJ go markets in the future and $1,9 refunds will be paid shippers, largdjj Iowa hog and cattle producers. No one will ever know, but whei is remembered that Sullivan and 1 rain fought 75 rounds with b knuckles in the last championiiipl contest under London prize ring ruHl the stamina of those old-timers oi-| not be discounted. That was in I since which times gloves have beol used, and no championship battle has] lasted more than 26 rounds under the] new rules. A western' editor who prides himsd! on his enterprise in getting local net! first, published erroneously that a eU- izen of the town had died. Nertdt? he printed the following item: "Yesterday we were the first newspaper lo publish the death of Frank Bran Today we are the first to deny the report The Morning Star is alwaysii the lead." HEAT, HEATi HEATH • 3y Tfl£ LITTLE ENGINEER KTO average motorist bu ttf; * N slightest idea of the work til varioua parts of his car pertHO; Mid the terriflo heat thoy create l»j doing It, especially now that w° weather la here. ' Try to visualize some of theH) figures. If your sijc-cylinder car all son* 10,000 miles each spark plof • has shot flre Into Its cylinder ft' 000,000 times—« total of JO,0W,M»- •parka each one setting flre to<% gasoline and air mixture In tie otf,j Some heat! Every so called •ion could practically t>uni T*> : hand off. Think of 90.000.0W Urea. ' |; Stash valve has opened and d*| •d 15,000,000 times, toe pleWj nave traveled 28,400 miles u; wf down in the oyllndera and tie If/ niUon cables hare delivered 1.8tyj 000,000 volt* of electricity. W clutch, transmission and uatvWf Joints .hare . revolved 80,000.0^1 times eaoh and the rear axle hf: gone "round and 'round W times. All of this means heat, tf|| rlflo heat. Uncontrolled heat to » *?! brings It Quick destruction. Thw] is only i one way to avoid. life good gasoline and good oli Wi motorist who to eare a (off>™' fills his car with cheap *" and lubricants of unknown •..WjJL and performance is walking tVH Into the heat demon's clotole*:$ oewta only a trifle more to.bWWj of the finest advertised g»»*"f containing light oil and carfc 00 '*? vent to ease the work of pWJJJ and valves and a reliable oil «*W i 1*« makers are willing to back fi»| ia real guarantee. It Is a •"«•";{, tecUoa of root investment, in r™*'

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