Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 21, 1960 · Page 13
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'OSTVILLE HERALD POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1960. December 21, 8:00 p. JuHfl >J ! fiil$ lor hi Sh Christmas ft 'F Jecember 22, 3:35— Ised for Christmas £' ftuary 3, 8:30—Classes I fjanuary 4 — Dorian Language art con- fcade school; young fKdlSBHlnuary 7 — Seventh restiing at Dubuque. |uary 9—FFA. huary 10 — Basket- here; .wrestling at assembly program, | January 11—Young I- jiary 13, — Sumner., I'all; seventh, eighth : Decorah, basketball Isemester. auary 14 — Confer- imeet at Elkader. |uary 17 — Monona, ill; Decorah, seventh re, basketball, fjanuary 18, 11:07— fommunity sing; as- kindergarten, third; - class. aary 20 — Basketball, Inuary 21—West Un- lestling; Superinten- f at Ames. mary 24—Basketball, wrestling, here. ^January 25 — Assem!our to six; Young Mary 27 — Basketball, ere; Waukon seventh, here; Waukon wrestling, Waukon ighth, here, inuary 28 — Prelim- [fcontcst at Postville. of the decorations we have up are those we made in art class. We are almost finished with our units about "The Policeman" and "Doing Work". We discovered many ways the policeman helps us. In science we studied about the six simple machines and how they help us do work. Everyone has n stocking hanging on our big, front bulletin board. Each of us who gets his words right in the spelling test on Friday can add another toy to his stocking. We all hope to have full stockings by Christmas time. Laurel Gerickc won $1.50 for her Fire Prevention poster. Last week in our Weekly Readers wo learned about Christmas customs and traditions in other countries. Many of them were interesting and different from ours. Most of us decided we would rather spend Christmas in the United States than anywhere else. Third Grade. (Miss Peterson') We were happy to have so many mothers come to our Mother's Tea last week. There was much excitement in our room this week when we got our Christmas tree. We have almost all our decorations on now, and it looks very pretty. It is sitting by the fireplace we made for our room. Our pretty Christmas cards add to the attractiveness of our Christmas bulletin board. We are making Christmas decorations for art. Last week we made mittens by following the outline of our hands. Then we put them together with yarn and put on our own decoration. We like to wear mittens like these. Learning to read larger numbers in arithmetic has been fun for us. We also have many people who have all their addition facts for 13 and 14. Our chart is becoming filled because of all the people who are working so hard. Some of our reading groups are beginning new books. It's exciting to find out what these stories are about. Our "news" bulletin board is becoming full because of the many interesting things we find in the news. We learned there was a big snowstorm in New York City. Many of us are anxious to see just a little of the snow come to Postville. Fourth Grade. (Miss Camp) For social studies this week we have been studying about the Dutch people. We found out that two of our big holiday customs are derived from the Dutch people St. Nicholas at Christmas and hunt­ ing eggs at Easter time are the two customs we enjoy from the Netherlands. We are very proud of two of our classmates. First we want to congratulate Bradley Brainard for winning a prize on his fire poster. The other classmate we are so proud of is Sandra Friederich who won first prize in the district for her fire poster. She won a trip to Waterloo so she could be on "Captain Bob's" show on T. V. Everyone has brought ornaments to help decorate our tree and roorr* For arithmetic we have been studying about fractions. The Friends Far and Near reading group is practicing on a short Christmas play called "Surprise for Santa." They will present it to the other reading groups. Four new books were put in our room library this week. They are already being checked out by many of us. We want to thank Mr. Martin for giving us the large poster of Santa Claus. Today we will be forming committees for the planning of our Christmas party the 22nd. Leon Bachelder treated the cla 'Js for his birthday. "Thank you for the treat," Leon. Fourth Grade. Candles, a large Santa Claus, a manger scene, a bell, a star and a Christmas Tree decorate our room during this holiday season. We have also made plans for our Christmas Party. Lianne Johnson, Beverly Meyer, Alice Peck and Brenda Landsgard are serving on the decoration commiittee. Sandra Miene, Harold Messier, Diane Monroe and Kathy Gabrielson are planning refreshments. Randy Mork, Dean Ohloff and Connie Peake are planning some games for us to play. Chip Jarms, Donna Nagel, Paula Overland and Alan Martindale are on the clean-up committee. Randy Mork gave the class marshmallow Santa Clauses for his birthday which was December 11. Thank you, Randy. Since Christmas is the time for giving to others, we made cards for our parents. We hope they will like them. Our study of weather is progressing. We have learned how to read a thermometer, how to tell different cloud formations, what instruments scientists use to forecast the weather. We have several experiments to discover the properties of air. Air pressure has been discussed and we found it is strong enough to crush a tin can. Seven-B. In geography we have pust fin­ ished a unit on cotton. Bruce Meyer, reporter. In homemaking the boys made cupcakes. In science we are studying freezing and cooling of materials. In math we are studying commission, discount and interest. In English we are studying grammar. Seven-C. In art we are making things out of egg cartons for Christmas. We are studying about decimals in arithmetic. In science we are studying about molecules and how heat makes the molecules go farther apart and how cold makes the molecules come closer together. We are just starting to study about cotton and the cotton gin in social studies. Byron Meyer, reporter. Elght-A. Mr. Miller is interested in the way we might conduct a class, so he is giving us a chance. We will teach the next two chapters. Homonyms, synonyms and antonyms are our present subject in English. The class is also taking over discussion in science. We have just started a chapter in geology. We have completed our study of a triangle; the hypotenuse, legs of, and angles in mathematics. It was very interesting. David Mohs, reporter. Eight-B. In athletics our ninth grade basketball team, seventh and eighth grade basketball and the wrestling squad went to Waukon. The ninth grade won 20 to 11. The wrestlers won 19 to 8 and the seventh and eighth basketball squad won 32 to 17. In exploratory we are giving different kinds of speeches. Some are forum, panel and many more different forms of speeches. In social studies we will be studying the westward movement into Oregon and California. We will also study about the war with Mexico. We are learning how to make geometric figures and find the area, circumference, etc., in our mathematics class. We have just finished a chapter in science on the formation of the earth's surface. We have been studying the correct pronunciation of words, so we will be better able to spell them correctly in our English period, Charles Lindsey, reporter. Shorthand. 'I surely hope that he won't die- ] tate too fast," I murmured to a friend as Mrs. Hoven pushed me through the door of our shorthand room and into Mr. Burshtan's office. I found a chair and sat down with a graceful thud . . . my notebook in my lap, and several pens in my left hand. The "Dear Sir:" part was easy, but I really had trouble inventing outlines for words like "biochemistry" and "cerebral palsy." My notebook slipped and I missed a word. Thank goodness I will be able to transcribe my notes today, I thought as I hear "Sincerely yours." My memory retained the word my pen failed to write. Carbon paper, envelopes, and letter forms complicated the morning, and it wasn't until class the next day that I tiptoed into the office with the finished product. I did it once . . . wonder if I could again? Organize G. R. A. Plans have been made to start a Girls' Recreation Association in the Junior-Senior High at Postville. This association will function out TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Interesting Items From the Files of the Postville Herald of December 26, 1935 The monthly meeting of the Postville Commercial Club last Thursday evening broke a record, having the largest crowd in its history present to enjoy the offerings of the evening and more especially the splendid address of Hon, Fred Biermann, Iowa's fourth district representative in congress. At its regular meeting on Monday evening Postville Chapter No. 238, O. E. S., elected the following officers for the ensuing year: Worthy Matron, Ella Hangartner; Worthy Patron, Lloyd Walter; Associate Matron, Glessner Webster; Associate Patron, Rudy Huebner; Secretary, Helen Behrens; Treasurer, Bernice Walter; Conductress, Nina Riser; and Associate Conductress, Anna Casten. The first real snow of the season arrived here Sunday and after an all day performance left about three inches of snow so we could have a "white Christmas". Hall Roberts, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Roberts, is something of a philosopher. On coming home from school Friday noon and noting the sizeable hole burned in the roof of his home that forenoon, remarked: "Well, Daddy, Santa Claus doesn't have to come down the chimney if he don't want to, he can crawl through the hole in the roof." Miss Ellen G. Miller, a teacher in the McGregor schools, arrived in Postville Friday to spend the holiday vacation here. Miss Bernice Burling, who had been visiting her, accompanied her home and spending the Christmas and New Year side of school time for any of the girls who want to participate and will be supervised by Mrs. Barlow, girls' physical education teacher. A temporory council volunteered to work out the necessary details for a G. R. A. This council consists of: Seniors—Pam Eder, Nancy Helgerson, Ruth Christofferson; juniors — Ginger Schrader. Gretchen Meyer, Linda Hughes, Mary Sher- bonda; sophomores—Gloria Halverson, Bonnie Ruroden, Janeen Lawson; freshmen—Mary Lange, Ann Berns, Berbara Tinker. Six volleyball teams have been playing in a tournament since November 28. Games are played on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights after school in the old gymnasium. A program such as this gives the girls a chance to participate in sports under supervision and development of their skills through playing. vacation here in the home of her parents. Orville Weihe, who is attending Carthage College at Carthage, Illinois arrived in Postville Friday on a holiday visit here in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Weihe, of route 1, Postville. FIFTY YEARS AGO Interesting Items' From the Files of "The Volksblatt" Published In December 30, 1910 Louis Schroeder is taking care of Dr. Flynn's office for the duration of the winter. Workmen at the local brick and tile plant have stopped work until next spring. Luana residents are circulating a petition which calls for incorporating the town. The William Block family moved yesterday from the Hecker farm into the C. Ruckdaschel house in town. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Klemme received a, fine Christmas present in the form of a baby boy, born to them Christmas day. C. W. Schroeder has sold his farm for $50 an acre and has purchased a 120 acre farm north of Waukon for the same price. The temperature dropped to the coldest point of the winter Christmas eve, the thermometer registering 10 degrees below zero. Wm. Schultz celebrated his 50th birthday anniversary Christmas day by having relatives, neighbors and friends at his home as guests. Several farmers marketing their hogs here this week were paid the top price of $7.95 per hundred. The price has declined since to $7.40. The town was without water supply and fire protection for four days here when the city water works went out of commission because of a worn out cylinder. The upper Iowa Power Co., has added another 400 horsepower dynamo to its equipment at the dam near Decorah. This is the company which furnishes Postville with current. Postville is without saloons right now while the town council takes action on applications it has on file. Present owners have been served with an injunction restraining them from further operation. WHERE THE FIRE'S BURNING BRIGHT At Christmas time, we wish for you all the spiritual blessings of the season. May your heart and home be filled with happiness supreme. EMIL'S PLACE Postville, Iowa Sheltered ifrom the winter. Where the fires burning bright, They hear the fire talking— Talking through the night. It's telling all the stories It heard so long ago Of all the Christmas countries And the Old Man of the Snow. Listen, little children, To the tales the fire tells. And soon you'll hear the music Of Santa and sleigh bells. His sleigh is piled high His reindeers prancing in the sky- The fire says it's Christmas— And health and peace to all. SECTION TWO New Ye^r Is Time To Say Remember" Watching the old year out and the New Year in is an American tradition. Some like to follow the crowds to Times Square; others prefer the atmosphere of a restaurant or nite spot; and of those who so desire the majority may do it the easy way—relaxing in their favorite chair and watching TV. No matter how the '"watching" and "waiting" is done, someone will probably say, "I remember when ..." As certainly as we all look for good things in the year ahead, we're sure to take note of the fact that some important event is slipping deeper and deeper into the pages of history. Some oldtimers will remember, for example, that the U. S. parcel post system was inaugurated in 1913 and that six years later, in 1919, New Year's Day was declared a legal holiday throughout the country, with the exception of Massachusetts and Washington, D. C. Or, that the first cable across the Pacific was completed in 1903. Overseas, the USSR was formed in 1923. Here at home, the Social Security administration was inaugurated in 1937. These dates may be well remembered because all of these things happened January 1. While enjoying the luxury of viewing Times Square activity from the comfort of the living room, through the medium of TV, we might also note that the first- motion picture was shown to the public some 66 years ago, in April of 1894 . . . the Edison kinescope, fered in 1906, was titled "The Life of an American Fireman" and was The first real motion picture, of- without a plot. In 1905 "The Great Train Robbery" made movie headlines and two years later along" came Al Jolson as "The Jazz Singer", the first picture with spoken sequence and the first all-talk picture. FIRST OBSERVANCE The first Christmas observance in this country took place shortly after Columbus discovered America. The ganta Maria was beached on Christmas and Columbus and his men were unable to free her. The ship was stripped of as much gear as possible and when the Nina was unable to accommodate all of the Santa Maria's crew, some of them were left behind in a fort, that in honor of the season was called LeNavidad, the Nativity. Uy the true spirit of Christmas, bring joy to every home... contentment to every heart And throughout the coming year, may we all know the peace and good will of which the angels sang on that Holy Night, long ago. To you and yours, we wish a very merry Christmas. Marianna Propane Co. Phone 86 4-7451 Postville, Iowa SERViSOFT ' Box 434 Phone 86 4-7452 Postville, Iowa

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