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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - November 6, 1940, Postville, Iowa
Page two. The Postville it tit pm Stville Iowa wednesday november i the Monona Public Library added 41 hew books to its shelves last week. Don t keep Green bananas in the refrigerator. They Ripen Best at room temperature. A joint committee of Farmers and legionnaires at Belle Plaine have started soliciting for funds to buy a Rural fire truck. A Crew of men have started construction of the first of several Low head dams in the Turkey River at Elkader below the Power dam. A fifth Carload of Black Walnut logs was shipped out of Strawberry Point last monday consigned to a veneer factory at Evansville ind. The death of mrs. Anna Brophy Berry widow of the late James m. Berry and postmaster at Marquette occurred october 29 at Viroqua wis. Austin Wilbur of Hawkeye in whose Field the Fayette county Corn husking contest was held announces that his Field averaged 75 bushels to the acre. The Cooks at the Highland lutheran Church near Elgin prepared and served 500 dinners during the 40th anniversary Celebration of the Church last sunday. Of the 81,000 Trees planted by the Oskaloosa acc boys last Spring it is announced by Camp officials that 85 per cent of them survived the intense drouth of last summer. Joe Collan of Jackson Junction shot a red Fox while Hunting on the Walter Mashek farm near Calmar on sunday. This made the 74th Fox or. Collan has shot since last january. Two naval launches of 40 and 45 tons displacement went through the Gutten Berg locks last week Enro Ute to Panama. The boats were manned by Crews of 15 and 16 men of the u. S. Navy Paul Burrows former Waukon resident now living in Washington d. C writes Waukon friends that they had their first Frost october 21 and banners Are putting up their fourth cutting of Alfalfa. With 12 Miles of new line already energized in Bluffton and Burr Oak townships building Crews Are now pushing ahead rapidly on the 355 mile sea project now under Way in Winne Shiek county. Receipts of the Winneshiek county fair for 1940 totalled $9,412.09 and receipts from other sources were $10,-931.90 for a total of $20,631.20. Total expenses were $22,048.92. Permanent improvements of $4,784.65 were reported. Several paddlefish rare Mississippi River fish were seized from the River near Guttenberg last week by George Thraser and William Randall and sons. The fish Are now on display at the Guttenberg u. S. Bureau of fisheries aquarium. Members of the 1941 agricultural planning committee of Clayton county met at Elkader last week and reelected Joel Clark As chairman of the committee. Other officers included h. A. Wirkler vice chairman and Grover Hahn Secretary. Upper Iowa University is attempting to discover How Many Young people will be interested in an aviation course if one is established at the school. It is necessary for at least ten students to qualify by passing the physical examination and by paying Entrance fees. The student must pay the Cost of his own physical examination his insurance costs and must pay the College $10 for the course. The College provides the instructor. Corwith has recently sold their town Hall which had served them for 50 years. A different building has been bought and remodeler. For the first time in 30 years the four 1 iving May hew Brothers were reunited last week near Villisca their Ages Range from 65 to 88 years. Fourteen counties were represented at the fourth District convention of the Iowa federation of women s clubs held at Waukon october 24 and 25 in the presbyterian Church. More than 250 women attended. When b. C. Dalva and Joseph Johnson Jewell went out to pick their Corn imagine their Surprise to find that someone had beat them to it. Dalva found one pile which had been left and he invites the culprits to come Back in the daytime to get it and we will help you carry it out of the Jake Mccune Belle Plaine fixed up some apples this year to give to his children and grandchildren. Before the apples started to Ripen he Cut the children s names out of paper and glued them to the apples. When they became Ripe the papers were washed off and the names appeared just As he wanted them. Art Jorgens one. Of the catchers for the new York Yankees owns a business property in Waukon. He is a son in Law of l. It Schultz of the Schultz Bros. Firm. Jorgens and his father in Law became the owners during the past year of the business Block now occupied by the Schultz Bros. Variety store and the a. & p. Store. A congressional act authorizing the Village of Cassville to construct a toll Bridge across the Mississippi River to Guttenberg was Given executive signature last week according to unofficial information says the Guttenberg press. The congressional action provides for a period of 30 years in which tolls would be collected to pay the Cost of construction. The Waukon Branch line of the c. M. St. P. & p. Railway has gone modern As a diesel powered engine has replaced the old Coal burning locomotive. Some pretty stiff grades Are encountered Between Marquette and Waukon and with the fast curves and a heavy incoming string of cars the Load at times was More than the old steam engine could pull. Surveyors of the state Highway engineering department Are at work on Highway 364 North of Mcgregpr preparatory to bringing the Road to permanent Grade and surfacing it. The Highway which takes off from no. 13 near the top of the yellow River Hill and runs Down paint Creek Valley to Waukon Junction thence up the Mississippi to harpers ferry is the last of the ungraded portions of the state primary system in this Section. Although Only partly improved up to now. The Road carries considerable traffic As it is a Short Cut to Lansing and one of the most Scenic drives in the state. During recent weeks some Concrete has been poured in the construction of the swimming Pool in Waukon s City Park and it is thought that the Walls of the 100 x 50 foot tank May be completed this fall leaving the floor of the Pool to be completed next Spring. A pipe line has been Laid to the Pool from City water connections in the South part of town and Concrete footings and plumbing fixtures have been completed in the Pool itself. Final approval for two nya projects in Elkader and Clayton county Are expected soon. The Elkader project will provide further improvements on the fair grounds particularly on the baseball Diamond. The county wide project is for a Wood shop. In the latter project the town will furnish quarters for the shop the county the water heat lights and Power. Nya will furnish the supervisor and All necessary equipment and will pay the boys. Hon. George c. Scott judge of the Federal court for the Northern District of Iowa in March this year granted a permanent injunction in favor of the Iowa Wisconsin Bridge company enjoining the Phoenix finance corporation from prosecuting five. Actions it commenced against the Bridge com Pany in Delaware seeking an aggregate recovery of about $80,000. The Phoenix appealed to the u. S. Circuit court of appeals which has now affirmed the decision of judge Scott. Capitol news letter weekly news release of the Iowa press association. The material contained herein does not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper with the White hot heat of the Campaign generally subsiding iowans can now turn their political thoughts to a preview of what s ahead for the legislature. November and december of even numbered years Are important months in Iowa for groups hoping to push through specified Laws when the legislature meets the following january. Many of these groups Start their studies intensively in August and september of each even numbered year while others keep organizations working on them the full year around. First group out with its legislative Hopes and wants this year is the Iowa state teachers association which is meeting in Des Moines this week. The program embraces six specific Points which were drawn up by the association s legislative committee including e. A. Ralston Washington chairman Burton r. Jones f. K. Schmidt Eldora All superintendents. It is anticipated that the detailed proposals will be adopted in their entirety when Laid before the teachers annual meeting this week. They will then be ready to go before the legislature. The six Point program briefly is 1. State Aid in an equitable manner in financing local schools. 2. Reorganization of school districts wherever necessary to provide enough Money and enough children to maintain an effective educational program. 3. Stabilization of the teaching profession which should be made More attractive by adequate provisions for social Security. 4. More rigid standards for the certification of teachers. 5. Broadening of the educational program to meet changing conditions and new needs. 6. Strengthening of the methods of selection of school administrators and definition of their functions. One of the most far reaching and important Points in the entire program is no. 3 which deals with social Security for teachers in effect a pension system. There is Little doubt but that an annuity Bill for the teachers will be introduced in the legislature and there is a Good Chance that it will be passed this time. The Bill was introduced in the 1937 legislature and the fight for it was led by rep. B. B. Hickenlooper Cedar rapids Republican who is now a candidate for re election As lieutenant governor. The Bill failed to pass by a tie vote and never saw the Light of Day in the Senate. Re introduced in a revised form in the 1939 legislature it came up on the floor of the Senate first and was passed. That s As far As it got before the session adjourned and accusations rent the air that senators who had voted for the measure rushed Over to the House to ask that it not be allowed out of committee. One of the big reasons for the Bill s defeat in the 1937 legislature was that it asked too much Money of the state and it was not considered actuarially sound. The Economy mindedness of the 1939 legislature had much to do with the defeat of the Bill in that session. Now the teachers committee declares that the system is actuarially sound and that the plan is written around joint contributions by teachers and the Public. The teachers Point out that 33 states and Hawaii have provided retirement annuity plans for their teachers and it is known that a number of Iowa cities have pension plans. To leave Sumner at 11 45 a. M. And be in Minneapolis minn., in time for the Kickoff of the Iowa Minnesota football game was the feat performed by four Sumner men. An inviting Indian summer Day could t be denied so e. B. Ribbeck Chas. Overton j. L. Mcaloon and h. F. Strumpell made arrangements at the last minute to Fly to Minneapolis. The trip took a. Little More than an hour by air. After Landing they were still eight Miles from the stadium but were fortunate to get a cab which got them there in time. Thank you i am deeply grateful to the voters of Alla Makee county for their generous support which reelected me As their county treasurer. I shall strive continuously to handle the affairs of this office As efficiently and economically As i have done heretofore. thank you voters i wish to express to my friends of both parties my appreciation for their splendid expression of Confidence. Shown in reflecting me clerk of District court. I assure you that i will do everything in my Power to deserve the Confidence placed in me by the voters. 1 Otto h. Fossum new Corn fattening hogs if you Are feeding new Corn to your hogs be sure to supplement it with Bolson s i test Mineral conditioner. It goes farther than Tankage and does what Tankage cannot do. Priced very Low. Get some when you come in. You win Market better hogs. Farmers cooperative society c. C. Sander manager Postville Iowa we appreciate tour business Busy. Between now and december 1, Many others groups will be Busy completing plans for the passage or obstruction of specific legislation which they feel will be beneficial or detrimental to their own Well being. These will be announced As they Are released to the press. 1. Truck taxation. 2. Need for More statehouse office space. 3. Re organization. 4. Redistricting of senatorial areas in the state. In addition to these and the teachers annuity proposal these matters which will come before the legislature s attention undoubtedly will include 1. Iowa s plans for contribution to the National defense. 2. Farm to Market roads. 3. Old age pensions. Of course the biennial appropriations Bill will be the most important from a financial standpoint. It will be ready for study much earlier this year than Ever before if the plans of comptroller c. Fred Porter Are carried out. Porter wants to Complete the original draft of the budget for the next two years for the governor s approval or revival in order that it May be put before the legislature shortly after it convenes. Bill does not come be fore the legislature until the closing Days of the session when it is submitted by the governor who must wait for the various departments to submit their Askings. Thus it does not get the strict and patient attention that it actually needs. It tolls. As Iowa went to the polls the Wallace s Farmer and Iowa Homestead farm publication of which Henry a. Wallace is editor on leave of absence gave its final predictions on the trend of the farm vote in Iowa. The election results will Tell How close the publication came. On the basis of its surveys of the far Folk of Iowa the Magazine predicted that president Roosevelt would win 54 per cent of the form vote and Wendell Willkie 46 per cent that gov. George a. Wilson would win 53 per cent of the farm vote and John k. Valentine 47 per cent. The publication was much worried whether the undecided vote would throw off its predictions or upset them. For instance the publication reported that among farm women it found 21 per cent of those to whom its correspondents talked undecided about Roosevelt or Willkie and that 28 per cent of them who were not sure whether they would bother to vote at All. About 12 per cent of the Farmers were reported undecided and 11 per cent said they would stay away from the polls. It was the silent vote that bothered both party chairmen As the polls were opened. Humor. Here s a joke from the Campaign candidate How can they expect me to Tell them what i think until i be heard myself make a the presidency this year is important because of the meeting of the legislature. Undoubtedly another attempt will be made to obtain passage of. The teachers annuity Bill which was stymied in the House last year after passing the Senate. In 1937 it was Defeated in the House by a tie vote. Many teachers feel that this is the legislature which will pass the Bill. October Dairy Herd report for Alla Makee no. 1 . New building. Engineers completing an exhaustive Survey which required most of the summer last week reported their findings regarding the need for More office space at the state House to the legislative interim committee. The engineers found a need for More office space and for future office space. They recommended 1. A new office building with 195.-000 Square feet of space costing approximately $1,700,000. 2. A first unit of a warehouse Type building for storage purposes and Laboratory use costing approximately $115,000. 3. A Central heating Plant serving All buildings costing about $350,000. The Central heating Plant would not be constructed if the new office building had its own heating Plant. However if the proposed new office building did not have its own Plant the engineers report said that the present heating Plant would not be Able to carry the entire Load and recommended a new Plant. The state is now paying about $93,-000 annually in rental for downtown office space. The interim committee voted $250 More to the engineers to carry on their i study to ascertain definitely whether i it would be advantageous to install a i heating Plant in the new building or j whether it would be Best to construct i a new heating Plant. The interim committee seemed to be 1 of a mind to advise the next Legisla j Ture to construct a new building and definitely seems to have Given up All ideas of the possibility of purchasing a downtown office building. For the month of october there were Twenty nine herds on test in the Auri Mckee no. 1 cow testing association consisting of 429 producing cows and 104 dry cows making a total of 533 cows. Total milk was 288,182 pounds average milk 503 pounds total fat 110.215 pounds and average butterfat 20.6 pounds. The ten High herds Are is follows we. Stevn & son 19 purebred Jer sets none dry produced an average of 661 pounds of milk and 3c.7 pounds of butterfat. C. H. Hagen 20 Grade Guernsey 1 dry 863 lbs. Milk and 35.6 lbs. Fat. Fiet & Meier 13 Grade Guernsey 2 dry 741 lbs. Fat and 29.2 lbs. Fat. Karl b. Simmons 27 Grade holsteins and Guernsey 6 dry 708 lbs. Milk and 28.0 lbs. Fat. Emmett Winkie 9 Grade Guernsey none dry 60f lbs. Milk and 27.5 lbs fat. John Sivesind 25 Grade Guernsey 3 dry 596 lbs. Milk and 26.4 lbs. Int. We. Christofferson 22 Grade hol steins 5 dry 722 lbs. Milk 25.9 lbs. Fat. Earl Miller 30 purebred and Grade holsteins 6 dry 666 lbs. Milk and 24.7 lbs. Fat Rominger Brown Swiss farm 14 purebred Brown Swiss 1 dry 722 lbs. Milk and 23.7 lbs. Fat. Rominger & Sass. 12 purebred and Grade Brown Swiss none dry 548 lbs. Milk and 21.2 lbs. Fat. High cow in the association was Candy a Grade Holstein belonging to fiet & Meier. She produced 1,643 lbs. Of milk and 69 lbs. Of butterfat. Thirty one cows produced Between 40 and 50 pounds of fat ten produced Between 50 and 60 pounds and five Between 60 and 70 pounds of fat fourteen heifers were freshened according to Ray Kinzie supervisor five cows were removed because of Low production and four were sold for Dairy purposes. All herds Are on pasture. Four members fed silage. One fed beet pulp Nineteen fed a balanced Grain ration one fed 16 per cent Dairy feed and three members fed either Corn and co meal or ground Oats. Some members fed nothing but pasture. Matty Zurbriggen of Elgin barbecued around 440 pounds of sirloin beef for the Republican Barbecue at West Union which was probably the biggest roast Ever prepared in Elgin. New 1941 h duo therm Thrift Thrift is n perfect name a this new duo therm full cd. Heater i it s one of the a reacts heat values we be Everlof fetal Pitt Utt Oil i has the patents j Bias baffle Burner the mat efficient Burner Madel Mora Hoat per Dollar Hasa pc. Cine waste stopper that less heat scoot up the Chin to jul sends More into the room or Radiant door gives a quid flood of warmth Handy trailer heat control. See it today Tki a handsome Model heats one u h 1 six rooms. St $59.50 if easy terms m b i l 0. Hardware and Auto sup Tia Postville Iowa presidency. Less than a month away is the annual meeting of the Iowa state teachers association. Nearly 12,000 Peda goes Are expected to gather in Des Moines november 7, 8 and 9 for a series of conferences and meetings. Since this organization affects every locality in the state the annual election of a president creates much interest. This year is the turn of the High school principals to hold the High and important office since it is rotated among five groups within the organization. These Are 1. County superintendents who now hold the presidency in the person of a. E. Harrison of storm Lake Buena Vista county 2. High school principals 3. City superintendents 4. College faculty and 5. Class room teachers. Last year an attempt was made to break the rotation by the Junior High principals but the attempt was in vain. This group Felt that it did not have proper representation in the rotation since it argued that Junior High principals can be considered neither in the group with class room teachers nor High school principals. Thus far the one candidate suggested for the presidency for the next year an important one because of the legislation is Gerald Kirn principal of Abraham Lincoln High school of Council Bluffs. He was recently endorsed by the southwestern Iowa teachers association. One other candidate is in the suggested or Rumor stage. He is Fred Miller principal of East High school of Waterloo. Christmas photographs have them made during november and take advantage of our special offer for that month Only. During november an 8x10 photograph a included with each order at our regular Price of $10.00 or More. This offer is to get work in Early As december is always a Rush month. our sittings Are All made by the new fluorescent Light. This is the most wonderful photographic Light that has Ever been made. The Henning studio Deborah Iowa the German Mutual fire insurance association of Eldorado Iowa organized june 7, 1877 insuring general farm property and preferred town dwell Noin Fayette and adjoining counties. Losses promptly \ lusted and Fili risks carefully written. Insurance at Cost which has always been reasonably Low. Strictly Mutual in policy and management we write a perpetual policy which has no expiration Date. We now have Over 2500 members and 3300 policies. Over eleven and a half million dollars of risks in Force. Our volume has doubled since 1925. 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