Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 14, 1960 · Page 1
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-m- [ROM . those In SERVICE Jdress of-Joe Ball Is as fol- Ball 5495907, SRHS, .. U. S. Naval Training iDlego 33, California. restlers lostville Official Newspaper for Allamakee County and the Town of Postville POSTVILLE HERALD SECTION ONE A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Sixty-Ninth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1960. Number 7. ne 1< id group of matmen jevened Postville's sea- lat two wins and two la 27-18 victory. The ^included eight seniors, and two sophomores, [splay of _ team strength j ir weights, Jesup won' •e weight divisions to lead. Curt Helium lost opening match. In r o matches, both Jim |jim Lenth lost by falls ilea and Dick Miller, itmds previously unde- MMwan Trudo lost his first of SeBgwfBill Fuller 6-0. Bruce 5l -At^J%7 pounds lost by a 6-1 ^(raHRDick Hunter to com- yB sweep of the first five .fflK ^am captain, John Wit- -jtasfliirned a fall over Brad lda$8jtJlS 3:33. It was Witten- /(JKjfc'fliijrth consecutive victory 'IfES?^*? lea ving him as Post- fl 'S^wHSunbeaten, untied grap- 133 pound class Jerry ;ned Jesup to the win- with a 4-0 victory nitker. idzer, who has only a opening match of the an otherwise perfect j^d a takedown in the linute of the match to lecision over Dick Ro- imith then pinned his , 2:52. It was Smith's jght victory after hav- irst two matches of the f ! | , jBi ) ,jKJnlly wrestled his best Idl'otgHe year and led by a 2-0 wtfjHft 'the fall occurred late C je' thlft! period. L the-Mai match of the evening Glrfp Jesup's 200 pound rywelrtit took a 4-0 command- lend Offer Dave Schierholz be- eittlngrhis fall in 2:43. the reserve matches Postville ated,Jfsup 16-15. It was the !?'lOH0rJpt the year in reserve petitftntf for Jesup. Bob Boll. led"the Pirate "B" team to w ary with a fall that provided jj extra>fe>o team points needed. »r victrafs on the "B". squad in- ed Lesikenth, Frank Tehel and ' liy MeS|r. Bob Brainard wres- 1 (1 to a-of aw in his heavyweight |ay night the wrestling jce to the road to meet pach Nalan's team will trip with a journey JTalley. |rslty Results. ffcGlaughlin (J), Dec, 5-2. onlea (J), Pinned Bur- liller (J), Pinned J. 1:49. fuller (J), Dec, Trudo $50 Offered In Home Lighting Contest In Town Judging To Be Done December 21, 22 or 23; First Prize of $20.00 Holiday home lighting and decoration will bo awarded prizes in Postville, the Postville Commercial Club has announced this week. There has been a great deal of interest in home decorating in the last few years and Commercial Club members decided to award prizes to five winners in a special home lighting contest. The first prize offered will be for $20.00; a second prize of $15.00 is offered; and three prizes of $5.00 each will be given. Disinterested judges will be named to judge the contest. i, Any type of holiday decoration involving the house or the lawn around the house will be admitted to the contest. The contest is open only to home lighting and does not include businesses, churches or lodges. A committee has been named to select judges for the contest. Winners will be notified of judging results. Judging: Time. Judging on the home displays will be held on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday nights, December 21, 22 or 23, from 7:00 until 9:00 p. m., it was announced this week. Postville Pirate Basketball Team Members $75.00 Offered In Third PAYOLA Drawing On Friday Evening, 8:00 Grade School To Give Program On Sunday Afternoon This Sunday afternoon, December 18, at 2:30 the grade school will present its Christmas program in the high school gymnasium. All classes will participate in portraying the story of Christmas in the past, the present and the future. Beginning with how Christmas first came to the Christian world, the music and scenes will describe the story of the first Christmas. The second part of the program is about the symbols and customs celebrated today as a part of Christmas. The need for Christmas in the future is the theme of the music the grade chorus will sing to conclude the program. Stores To Open Nights, December 16, 17, 19 Thru 23 Postville retail stores will remain open Friday and Saturday nights this week. December 16 and 17, and all nights next week. The schedule of store openings at night are for the convenience of holiday shoppers. Stores the week before Christmas will open Monday through Friday nights, December 19 through 23, closing each night at 9:30. All retail stores will close at 5:30 on December 24, Christmas eve. The Postville Pirates are finding victory hard to.come by this year but are threatening to hit their scoring stride soon. Members of the first team roster are, left to right: Top row, standing—Donald Hoth, Douglas Kiesau, Mark Miene, Joe Heins, Roger Engelhaidt, and ^'YoUom row, kneeling-Roger Hangartner, Ronnie Trudo, J. D. Thoreson, Allen Wirkler Richard Falb, and Luther Larson. Postville Herald Photo. Neighbors Pick Corn At The Ihde Farm The neighbors, relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Ihde of Castalia came to the farm on Wednesday with cornpickers, tractors and wagons and harvested and cribbed the corn. The Ihdes were in Rochester with their sick child, Joyce Ann, three, who later passed away. Those participating were: Richard Ihde, Donald Ihde, Norman Ihde, Kenneth Schroeder, Leon Everman, Art Schroeder, Alfred Ihde, Herb Schrandt, Jerry Schrandt, Alphonse Tieskoetter and Ronald Ehler. I Hunter (J), Dec, B Rttenberger (P), Pinned |>, 3 33. Brown (J), Dec, Snitker Post Office To Open On Saturday Afternoon, 1:00-5:00 The Postville post office will be open this Saturday afternoon, December 17, from 1:00 to 5:00 p. m., it was announced this week by Leon Casten, acting postmaster. The window for dispensing stamps, money orders, etc., normally closed at noon Saturday, will remain open throughout the afternoon to give Christmas patrons additional time for mailing packages and letters. The lobby of the post office will be open from 7:30 a. m. to 5.00 p. m. this Sunday, also. oil «•«! '7 lbs" * H 8 lb/' Idard *«|8 lbs*, U 5 Ibs^lchmelzer (P), Dec, Ro- A lb$SfD Smith (P), Pinned PtM(JM2 :52. iJa lb»3&McNally <P), Pinned rtUu(»), 5 49. )" Wt,-Glenn (J), Pinned Schier^as 5 ly^gCounty proves Farms Santa Claus To Visit Postville Hey kids! Saturday, December 24, is the day when all of you should come to Postville to greet Santa Claus. He's due into town at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon and he'll be loaded down with sacks of goodies for all the children of the Postville community. Only Monday morning a message from the North Pole was received here by the Odd Fellows to help Santa Claus hand out the gifts so this can be done in short order and he can be happily on his way to gladden' children in other communities, too. So, children, be on hand early and watch old Santa come into town laden down with treats for all. Remember the day and time, Saturday, December 24, at 2:00 p. m. Can Call Santa. Any children who will be unable to attend, may call and Santa Claus will be notified and the gifts will be brought to the home. Allamakee — Fayette AREA BRIEFS Clayton — Winneshiek Locker Plans 20th Anniversary Saturday lailon ||{Soil Conservation Dist Conanissioners approved the licatiopi- of seventeen Clayton lty foHers for district coopera- agr ^Bents at their monthly tlng .Bg&d at the Soil Conserva- DIjBJIt office in Elkader on embe Drivers Examiners To Be Here Monday The state driver examiner team will be in Postville next Monday to renew licenses, according to announcement made by county sheriff, William Huffman. tew far >R «1 L PletfL Cehrll Elk! S iona, win ce F 101 |ial agreements are for IS. Thein, Edgewood; iiehl, Elkader; Leonard gawberry Point; Burnell Edgewood; Irving Leon- i|er; Harold Schroeder, grry Moser, Guttenberg; ]|h, Strawberry Point; |son, Strawberry Point; tier, Strawberry Point; e O'Brien, Strawberry |rd McDowell, Elkader; Dpitz and Mrs. Madon- Volga; Martin Penne; William and Richard Garber; Don Quandt, | Point; Anthony Helle, |(reements provide for Ssistance by the Soil g- Service in applying after conservation prac- Sir farms. It is a first . to the development of |soil and water conser .pile time there were two J |tans approved for. the ner L. Meyer, Elgin and Elkader. _8ic conservation plans §ped with the assistance [Jiels, Soil Conservation- to the Clayton Dis- U. S. pepartment of . They provide for the I acre of land within Its land the treatment of in accordance with its protection and improve Fourth Grader Wins Contest Tile fire poster contest is sponsored each year by the Postville Fire Department. Its purpose is to instill the importance of fire prevention in the young people of the Postville Community. The pos-, ters are judged for local, county and trl-county (Allamakee, Clayton, Dubuque) winners. Students are given cash prizes for their winning entries. Local winners this year were: First grade—1st, Christine Kittleson — 2nd, Crystal Frieden — 3rd, Gayle Erickson; Second grade—1st, Laurel Gericke—2nd, Dennis Cook —3rd, Leslie Livingood; Third grade—1st, Danny Solem—2nd, Lois Carlson — 3rd, Gregory Groth; Fourth grade—1st, Sandra Friederich—2nd, Linda Ponsar—3rd, Bradley Brainard; Fifth grade — 1st, Sharyl Groth—2nd Lynn Fox—3rd, Judy Rosenbaum; Sixth grade—1st, Robert Koenig—2nd, Jerry Halverson—3rd, Suzanne Snitker. Three students won county horn ors. They were: Gayle Erickson and Sandra Friederich, first prize and Robert Koenig, second prize. On T. V. Sandra Friederich won first prize in the Tri-County contest and Robert Koenig won third prize. Sandra appeared on KWWL-TV Monday as an added honor, . Options Taken. PRAIRIE du CHIEN, WISCON SIN—Three options were taken by the Prairie du Cnien Board of Education on land for the site of the new high school. The City Council approved the transaction in its meeting Tuesday evening. Vote For Contract. GUTTENBERG — Voters living within the limits of the City Guttenberg will go to the po' I next Wednesday, December 14, least their ballots on the proposi contract by which the City electrical distribution system propof to purchase power from Interstate Power Company for re-sale by the City to residents and business t - ' tablishments. Auto Fatality. WAUKON — Harold Kinley, 49, died instantly in a one-car accident which happened about 11:40 p. m. on Tuesday not far from the farm home for which he was bound. His 1953 Hudson, which he had picked up at Marquette to take home, left the roadway on No. 13 South, about nine-tenths of a mile west of the Harpers Ferry road on a very slight curve. Tow Boats. MCGREGOR — A log of the tow boats and barges passing McGregor on the Mississippi River is kept each year by Gordon Lord and his mother, Mrs. Jordan. According to their count, there were 91 different tows on the river here this summer, some of these tows making several trips past. The Postville Locker will observe its 20th anniversary on Saturday, December 17, with free coffee and doughnuts and free drawings. In addition, the firm is offering two anniversary specials. The public is invited to see the plant and its various operations, according to Mr. and Mrs. Milo Gericke, proprietors. Rah! Rah! Rah! At The Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 15, 16 and 17—A double feature. The Three Stooges in "Stop! Look! Euid Laugh!"; also Randolph Scott starring in "Comanche Station". Saturday, December 17 — Midnight Show. "The Man Who Turned to Stone" starring Victor Jory, Ann Dorian and Charlotte Austin. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 18, 19, 20! and 21 — Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani and Joanne Woodward star in Tennessee Williams' "The Fugitive Kind". Fire Destroys Engelhardt Home Fire Friday destroyed the house of Louis Engelhardt at Luana. Firemen from Luana and Monona fought the blaze. The flames were first sighted by a girl passing the two-story frame home. She telephoned the alarm to the Luana department and help was then called to Monona. Fire started on the roof of the building. PHS Christmas Program Dec. 21st The junior and senior high music program will be on Wednesday, December 21, at 7:30. The senior high concert band will play starting at 7:30 and the vocal program will start at 8:00 p. m. The band will present "Two Christmas Processional Marches" by Nino Marcelli, "White Christmas" by Irving Berlin, "Christmastide" by E. DeLamater, and the "Hallelujah Chorus" (Messiah) by Handel—arranged by Johnson. The junior high boys' glee club will start the vocal program with the early 13th century chant of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel", and then will sing the Norwegian carol "I Am So Happy on Christmas Eve." This group is followed by the senior high girls' glee club who will sing "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" by Prateorius and then "Glory Be to God on High" by Pergolesi. The junior high mixed chorus will start their group with "Christ Was Born on Christmas Day" a German cradle song and follow this with John Jacob Niles' "I Won-' der As I Wander." They will close with "Silent Night" by Gruber. The audience will then participate in singing a carol. This will be followed by the combination of the junior and the senior high girls' glee clubs singing "Jesu. Joy of Man's Desiring" by J. S. Bach. Following this the junior high girls' glee will sing "Jesus. Jesus, Rest Your Head" arranged by John Jacob Niles and also "What Child Is This?" a favorite English carol. The last individual group to appear will be the senior high mixed chorus singing "Sing We Noel!" 16th century French carol arranged by Davis; "Hasten Swiftly, Hasten Softly" by Kountz; "Jubilate" by Woodgate; and the Negro Spiritual "Mary Had A Baby." The audience will join in singing a carol. All of the students in the program will join in closing the program with the "Hallelujah Chorus" by Handel from the "Messiah". Rites Held For Joyce Ann Hide Funeral services for Joyce Ann Ihde, three, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Ihde of Castalia, were held Saturday, December 3, at St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian. Burial was in the church cemetery. The mass of the Angels was sung at 10:00 Saturday morning by Msgr V. J. Peters. Joyce Ann Ihde died on Wednes day, November 30, at St. Mary' Hospital, Rochester, following brain surgery on Monday, November 28. She had been in ill health just for a short time. She was born Oc tober 31, 1957. Besides her parents, she is survived by one brother, James Allan. She is also survived by her maternal and paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Felix Ehler of Ossian, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ihde of Decorah. Monona Woman Fails To Claim The Prize; ' Award Is Increased The lucky person drawn for the PAYOLA prize last Friday night was not present to claim the award and consequently the prize will be increased by $25.00 this week making a cash award of $75.00. Mrs. Les Henderson of Monona was the name drawn Friday. The next prize drawing will be this Friday evening, December 10, at 8:00 p. m. The winner's name will be announced from Radio Station KOEL at 8:00 p. m. The winner must be present in a participating store and claim the prize of $5O.0ff within one - minute. Shortly after 8:00, announcement will be made from the station as to whether the winner was present and as to the amount to be given the following week. If there is no winner present for the fourth drawing this Friday night, an additional $25.00 will be added to the prize for the next drawing making the fifth gift of" $100.00. Rules of the new game are ar follows: Nothing- to Buy. Register only once for entire promotion. Be present in participating business when winner is announced. If winner is not present within one minute, S25.00 will be added for next weekly drawing. Everybody (except business and professional men) is eligible to enter. The cheerleaders, for the Postville high school for the 1960-61 . school year lead the cheering sections during athletic contests. The • four leaders are, from bottom to top: Kaye Cook, Twila McNally, Kathleen Meyer and Rebecca La| Velle. Postville Herald photo. Maynard Rolls Over The Pirates Maynard high school downed Postville in an Upper Iowa conference tilt last Friday evening, 61 to 44, in a game played at Maynard. Postville led 14 to 9 at the end of the first quarter; the Pirates failed to make a' point in.jthe second period as Maynard moved ahead 28 to 14 at the half; Maynard continued their surge in the third period leading 44 to 26; and went on to win easily 61 to-44. Trudo led the scoring for Postville with 18 points; the Bender brothers, one with 22 and the other with 21 points, led the Maynard West Union Here Friday. The Pirates will host North I High of West Union here this Friday evening, the first game starting at 7:00 p. m. and the first team game at 8:00. Box Score. Postville FG FT P Kiesau 3 1 2 Thoreson 3 14 Heins 2 1 1 Trudo 9 0 0 Falb 0 0 3 Engelhardt 1 0 1 Hangartner 13 0 Wirkler 0.0 0 Totals .19 6 11 Maynard 28 3 8 Reserve Win. In the preliminary game, Postville won 43 to 31. Bob Berg led the Postville scoring with 22 points followed by Don Smith with 10. Tribute Paid To Telephone Operators Here The December meeting of the Postville Commercial Club held last Thursday evening paid tribute to the Postville telephone operators who had served the community for so many years prior to the switchover to dial service. Each of the former operators was introduced by LaMont Gericke. chairman of the "committee in charge of the dinner, and each was presented with a silver table centerpiece. Those present were: Martha Lammert. chief operator, Lenora Heins, Mrs. Walter Lammert, Mrs. Harry Schievelbein. Mrs. Roy Brown. Mrs. Eddie Engelhardt, Mrs. Dale Dennis. Mrs. Dale Meyer, and Mrs. Ray Spinner. Soecial guests were introduced (by Boyd B. Turner, manager of the Postville Farmers Telephone Company. They were L. H. Hurlbut. manager of the Bell Telephone Company office at Decorah; Miss Ella Ramsey, chief operator, Decorah: and Mrs. Robert Gruhn, chief operator. West Union. The dinner was to recognize the many years of fine service rendered to the community by the operators who handled the telephone calls in years past. The speaker for the evening was Richard Clark, assistant professor of History at Upper Iowa University. He spoke on his trip to Russia, which he returned from in September, and showed slides of the areas he had visited. Following the dinner a business meeting was held. A discussion of store hours, special events, and roads was held. Cub Scout Den Has Regular Meet The regular meeting of Cub Scout Den VHI was held December 6 at the home of Mrs. Don: Martindale, assistant Den Mother. Ryan Fox held the Flag in the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was taken and dues were collected by the denner, Jim Szabo. Mrs. Leo Boese. Den Mother, recorded the achievements. All of the boys made viewscopes based on the theme for the month. Ronald Sander, Den Chief, led the games played. All the boys told stories for Achievement 12. The meeting" closed with The Living Circle, Jeffrey Harris furnished a treat. Den VI. Cub Scout Den VI met at the home of My,s. Robert Brinkman on. December 6, assisted by Mrs. D. E. Tinker. Craig Turner led the Flag Ceremony. The boys finished work: on Christmas gifts for their parents. After the den veil, the meeting was closed with The Living Circle and the Cub Scout Promise^ 3 INITIATED AS HONORARY FARMERS The Postvillp FFA Chapter initiated Robert Converse. Roy Duwe and Herman Schupbach of the Postville Implement to the degree- of Honorary Chapter Farmer at the regular monthly meeting of the chaoter of December 5. The degree is awarded to individuals in the community who have contributeed a sreat deal towards the support of trie FFA. It is customary for the chapter to initiate certain individuals each year to; the degree. Christmas Message At Kiwanis Meet The Rev. Paul Gabrielson, pastor of the Bethlehem Church, Ludlow, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Postville Kiwanis Club to be held Monday evening. He will present a Christmas message. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Beardmore of New Albin showed pictures of their trip to Europe at the meeting of the club held last Monday evening. The club will observe a two weeks vacation in meeting, no meetings being scheduled either Monday, December 26, or Monday, January 2. Cold, But Iowa Misses The Storm Iowa was again spared from a major storm which swept over the country over the weekeiW. However, cold readings have been prevalent with temperature dropping to near the zero mark Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings. The storm front which brought heavy snow to the east Sunday and Monday just missed Iowa, moving to the south of the state. This is the third major storm of the season that has missed Iowa. Rites Held For Mrs. LeRoy Kruse Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran Church in Luana for Mrs. LeRoy Kruse, 57, who passed away Friday morning. December 9, following a lingering illness-. The Rev. L. W. Reuther was in charge of the­ lites; burial was in the Lutheran cemetery in Luana. Eda M. Kruse, daughter of Henry F. Genz and his wife Mary Kamp Genz, was born in Wagner township, Clayton county, Iowa on April 12. 1903. She was baptized in St. John's Lutheran Church, Luana, by the Rev. Paulsen and on April I, 1917 was confirmed in the same church by Rev. J. Westenberger. She lived on farms near Luana during her entire life. She was united in marriage to LeRoy Kruse on November 30, 1922 by the Rev. Henry Kumpf. Seven children were born to thi; union. For several years the deceased suffered from many afflictions. Several months ago she suffered a heart attack and on December 8 was admitted to Postville Hospital. She passed away at 6:00 a. m. Friday, December 9, having attained the age of 57 years, seven months and 27 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, one infant son and i two grandchildren. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, <Eileen) Mrs. Harold Mohs of Postville; flye sons, Leo of Wausau, Wisconsin, and Marvin, Norman, Gene and James of Luana; 12 grandsons; four granddaughters; one sister, (Florence) Mrs. Walter Bugenhagen of Postville; and one brother, Elmer Genz of Postville.

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