r Lake Is r Of State 'ary Dispute news release of the ess Associations The contained herein does ssnrily conform to the policy of this news- Carter Lake. a boundary study corn- voted to make the cen- stabiliwd channel of the ivcr as the boundary be-i and Nebraska. .The ' by a vote of four to creed to accept a proposal summer by the Ne- undnry committee. Un- lan Carter Lake, which ulation of 2.500, would om Iowa to Nebraska. the committee's action immediate storm of pro- western Iowa, especially -e. Legislators from the they would carry the e 1961 Iowa legislature; atures and Congress must boundary shift before it nal. -ngrcssman Ben Jensen, represents Carter Lake f it being in the seventh nal district declared: '-I he committee's decision) ong. I've talked to many r there (in Carter Lake) aid they wanted to stay One very good reason is roperty tax in Iowa is • lower than it is in Ne- Mabry, Carter Lake ce 1934, termed the com- erision "rotten." Mabry nlv thing we can do now til the legislature meets fight the measure. "We'll fighting it to the last Personally don't think its nal io take the people's away from them." mmutes Sentence. ;of his final acts as the ief executive, Governor Loveless has commuted sentence of Lee Hawkins, terloo to life imprison' vkins was convicted Feb a district court jury in f first-degree murder in g of Archie Fox, 48, a ant employee. Hawkins ced to be hanged on May /been imprisoned in death |"e state penitentiary at 'son awaiting execution. ernor, in commutng the issued the following from my general views capital punishment, my ) commute this sentence after careful considera- e facts in this particular transcript of the trial ined in minute detail and cing judge was consulted. conclusion that the injustice and the deterrence in Iowa would not be hanging an obscure, un- Alabnma Negro. I have he fate of this man was nds. and I have acted in e with my deepest eon- s was the second person death sentence commuted Governor Loveless. The oner was Warren (Jack) Illinois youth, who was to be hanged for the an Independence police- Official Newspaper for Allamakee County and the Town of Postville POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Sixty-Ninth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1961. Number 10. 'h sentence has been car- 'n Iowa since 1952. New Deputy, ry of State Melvin Syn- named State ReDresenta- G. Allen. Jr.. (R), Adel. secretary of state suc- 'ames Locke who is going nnton, D. C. as a member 'enator-Elect Jack Miller's Hen, 43. is a farmer and ostaurant operator. He did for re-election to the Iowa representatives this fall. ;d in the house in 1957 and State Budget, jean Governor-Elect Nor- irbe is faced with the task ing away at financial real could boost the current dget bv 51 per cent. A by the state comptrol- e shows state agencies and nts have made reauests i renuire an annual budg- 1 million. (That does not ny boost in the agricul- d-tax credits.) re some matters Erbe must as he prepares the budget eliver to the next general .• (1) Revenue from tax ell about $6 million short rent annual budget of $171 The difference was made the state surplus. (2) It is the unencumbered bal- o state treasury next July approximately $43 million, hich can be used for bulld- a *w. (3) In his campaign mised he would "hold the axes." as requested state agen- Pare down their requests, ajor cuts can be expected reposed building programs ould be 123 per cent higher current two-year outlay of on. / fety Foot Tracks? wa Motor Truck Associa- revealed it plans to seek 1 length limit on trucks at session of the legislature, •way commission will go m the proposed 10 foot ln- <ne allowable length of long as the allowable axle load Is not Increased. T6 Inaugural, "can Governor-Elect Nor- fhe has announced he and e Plan to attend the ln- Hnued on Page Ten) Big-Four Fair Committees Are Named For Year Association Plans For The New Season Ahead; Division Heads Named A meeting of the officers and directors of the Big-Four Fair Association was held on Thursday of last week and committee assignments were made for the year. Following is a list of the committees outlined: Superintendent of Grounds—Arbe Rose, chairman; Leo Morch, E. L. Dean, Lawrence Block, Kenneth Schultz, Harvey Lcnth, George Burger, Lyle Zieman, Charles Deering. Booking Committee, Carnival and Fair Attractions—E. W. Kozellca. chairman; Len Casten, Harry Ov- ereen, Boyd Turner, Ralph Schrader, Charles Deering, Arbe' Rose, Marvin Chevalier. Booking Committee. Dances—E. W. Kozelka, chairman: Hairy Over- een, Len Casten, Ralph Schrader. Superintendent of Gates—Harry Overeen, chairman; B. J. Waters. Lorenz Willman. Ralph Schrader. Harvey Jarms, John Falb, Helmuth Meyer. C. C. Holh. Dreamland Operating Commi'tee, reservations — Fred Martin, chairman; Vern Brouillet. Dreamland Hall preparations- Charles Fishback. chairman: Leo Foels, Merlin Harnack. Harvey Jarms, Dan McNeil, Arbie Rose. Len Casten. Dreamland Door Committee- Harry Overeen. chairman: C. C. Hoth; Fred Martin. Merlin Harnack, Charles Fishback. Kenneth Schultz. Parking and Police—Hcnrv Heusman, chairman: Merlin Harnack. Dan McNeil. Lawrence Block, Harlan Harnack. Advertising—Fred Mar'in, chairman; Harry Overeen. T.en Casten. E. L. Dean. Lorenz Willman. Dreamland Concession—Pan McNeil, chairman: Vern Brouillet, Harvey Jarms. Roger Han-is. Harvey Lenth. Willavd Srhutte. George Burger. Roland Kiesau. Commercial Hall—Raloh Schrader, chairman; Willard Schuttc. Charles Fishback, Charles Hoth Harry Hclgerson. Division Heads. In charge of the various Divisions this year will be as follows: Dairy Calves — Harlan Harnack chairman: Arbe Schroedcr. Richard Nelson. Dennis Schmelzer, Lyle Zieman, Alvin Thoreson. Beef Calves - Vernon Kugel Harry Helgerson, Richard Nelson, Roland Kiesau. Harvey Lenth George Burger. Hogs — Duane Kamp, chairman: j Elmer Krambeer. Roger Harris. Farm and Garden—Len Casten, chairman; Leonard Althouse. Leo Foels. Culinarv—Mrs. Milo Harnack. Fancy Work —Mrs. Frank Hangartner. Flowers—Mrs. Wal'er Meyer. Mrs. Martins Is Named To State Committee Post Mrs. John Martins of Postville, Allamakee county, was named a member of the 1961 Iowa Farm Bureau women's program planning committee members it was announced by Mrs. J. S. Van Wert of Hampton, stale women's chairman. The committee is composed of I county women's chairmen — one from each of the nine farm bureau districts in the state. Mrs. Martins represents District 1. Masonic Officers Installed Tuesday At the regular communication of the Masonic Lodge on January 3. the outgoing Master, L. 0. Koevenig installed the officers for 1961. Officers installed were: Robert R. Gruhn, Worshipful Master; Leo R. Ball, Senior Warden; Sheldon Hall, Junior Warden; Marvin Chevalier, treasurer; R. R. Douglass, secretary; Rev. W. T. Martin, Chaplain; Clarence Storla, Senior Deacon; Clarence Brandt, Junior Deacon; Tennis Mork, Senior Steward; William K. Martin, Junior, Steward; and Donald Martindale, Tyler. After the installation, an oyster stew was served. Rites Held For James M. Floody Funeral services were held Sat urday. December 31, 10:00 a. m., at St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian, (or James M. Floody, 61, of Castalia. who passed away at Decorah hospital on December 28. 1960. Mr. Floody had undergone surgery from which he did not recover. James Floody was born February 20, 1899. He received his elementary education in the local schools. Castalia Resident. He lived in Castalia all his life being a section man, carpenter, and electrician. Popular Vacation Pastime One of the popular sports during the holiday vacation for Postville school students has been the ice skating rink at the back of the school lot. The weather has been perfect for skating and many young people took advantage of the rink. Shown here are a group of skaters at the rink last Saturday afternoon. Herald 60 second photo. Christofferson j And Palas Sale To Be Saturday The closing out farm sale of Herman Christofferson and John Palas will be held at the farm located three-quarters of a mile northeast of Postville on Saturday, January 7, starting at 10:30 a. m. The full sale listing appears elsewhere in this issue of the Herald. Included in the sale is 68 head of Holstein cattle; 90 feeder pigs; 300 chickens; hay, corn and oats; dairy equipment; a full line of farm machinery and equipment; and some household goods. E. L. "Diz" Dean and Mayhew Eaton are the auctioneers; the Citi zens State Bank, Postville, is the clerk; and Farm Loan Service is the cashier. Wm. Huffman To Work At Roberts' his for He William M. Huffman began duties Monday as a salesman the firm of Hall Roberts' Son. is now one of three salesman operating from the feed and seed firm, the others being LaVern Rose and Merle Schlake. Mr. and Mrs. Huffman moved from Waukon to the farm home of Mrs. Huffman's mother, Mrs. Helming in Ludlow township, where they will live. Huffman completed his term as Allamakee county sheriff at the end of the past year. Farm Bureau Bowlers To Be In State Tourney About 300 bowlers will compete in the state bowling tournament of the Iowa Farm Bureau in Des Moines January 16-17. Ken Langer, tournament director, reports entries will include 28 men's teams, eight women's teams, 59 men's doubles, 13 women's doubles, 112 men's singles and 18 women's singles. The bowlers qualified for the state tournament at Plaza Lanes by competing in six 1 area tournaments on November 29, 30 and December 1. Bowlers from the Postville, Mason City and Storm Lake tourneys will compete on January 16 while tournament qualifiers from Council Bluffs. Iowa City and Indianola will compete on January 17. Bowlers from this area competing at Des Moines Jan. 16 are: Men's Teams. Don Wold, St. Olaf; Willard Kamin, Luana. Men's Doubles. Don Wold. St. Olaf and Al Fenske. Ossian; Bruce Radloff. Postville and Elden Lenth. Postville; Ray Suckow, Luana and Harold Preuss, Castalia: Erv Ru?land, St. Olaf and Roxie Engelhardt, St. Olaf. Men's Singles. Clarence Tindell, Postville: Harold Preuss, Castalia; Roxie Engelhardt. St. Olaf; Don Wold, St. Olaf; Adrian Riveland, Luana; Elmer Klinge, Postville; Curt Zieman, Luana; Melvin Radloff, Luana, Bob Schultz, Luana. Women's Team, Mrs. LeRoy Thompson, Monona. Women's Doubles. Mrs. Harold Everman, Postville and Mrs. LeRoy Thompson, Monona. Women's Singles. Mrs. LeRoy' Thompson, Monona; Mrs. Merlin Koenig, Castalia. Postville Merchants Await Arrival Of First '61 Baby Sixteen Postville merchants are still waiting to find out who will be the first Miss or Mr. of 1961 born at Postville Hospital, so that gifts may be showered on the new arrival and the parents. Only one birth was recorded during the past week at the hospital. A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roffman, Postville, on December 31, weighing 7 lbs., and 2 ozs. , Medical Patients. The following medical patients were admitted: Leon Birdsell, Monona, Dec. V7. Mrs. Gerald Gutcher, Clermont, Dec. 27. Grant Miller, Farmersburg, Dec. 28. Mrs. Willis Bernhard, Monona, Dec. 29. Lars Sampson, Clermont, Dec. 30. A. C. Webster, Postville, Dec. 30. Jene Walter, Monona, Dec. 31. Dean Butikofer, Elgin. Dec. 31. Dr. Jim Humphrey, Monona, Jan. 2. Surgical Patient. Roland Miller, Waukon, Dec. 28. Miss Nichols Is School Secretary Miss Marilyn Schaer, secretary in the superintendent of schools office, has resigned her position. Miss Schaer has served in this capacity for the past four and one-half years. She will go to work for the Scripture Press Foundation in Wheaton, Illinois as secretary to the employment manager about the middle of January. Miss Charlene Nichols started to work in the superintendent's office as secretary to replace Miss Schaer this morning. Miss Nichols is a 1958 graduate of Waterville high school, where she took successfully all the commercial courses offered including typing, shorthand and bookkeeping. She has been working in McGregor up to the time that she accepted this position. She will room at the Harry Gass residence. Natural Gas Is Coming To Postville Soon Peoples Gas Co. Plans To Expand Lines To Northeast Iowa Localities Postville has been listed to re- 1 - ceive natural gas in 1961, according to announcement made this wreete. by Peoples Natural Gas Company. Plans call for the laying of pipe to- Postville during this year. Peoples Gas Company was granted a franchise in Postville several- years ago in preparation for the- coming of natural gas to the community. Local labor will be used wherever possible in the project here, it was reported. Further announcement will **• made at a later date. Passes Away. Walter Van Wey, 67, passed away at Postville hospital this morning about 6:30 o'clock. Funeral arrangements at the time of printing were not available. The body is at the Schutte Funeral home. The Kramers To Hold White Sale Soon A store-wide white sale will be held by Kramers starting on Thursday, January 5, and continuing until later announcement. The fuil sale listing appears elsewhere in this issue of the Herald. The listing includes towels, rugs, sheets, blankets, mattress pads, bed spreads, pillows, fabrics, and others. Schutta Shoes Planning Sale A January clearance sale will be held starting Thursday of this week for Schutta Shoes in Postville. The sale listing, which appears obituary will appear in next week's i elsewhere in this issue, includes Postville Herald. i shoes for men, women and children At The Theatre Thursday. Friday and Saturday. January 5. 6 and 7—See the ghosts in cctoplasmic color in Columbia Pictures "13 Ghosts." There will also be a "Stooge Comedy." Sunday, Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday. January 8. 9. 10 and 11 —The adventure thriller. "The Crowded Sky," starring Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming. Efrcm Zimbalisl, John Kerr, Anne Francis, Keenan Wynn. and Troy Donahue, will be shown. Major Events of the Past Year Light Snow Here During The Week The year 1960 went out under good weather conditions as exce^ lent weather prevailed for the second holiday weekend. The new year was ushered in with light snow early Monday morning which added about two- inches to the present white blanket.' About an inch of snow had also fallen on Wednesday night of last week. A cold front following the storm dropped readings to the zero mark on Tuesday morning. KIWANIANS TO INSTALL OFFICERS Officers for the new year will be installed next Monday evening at the regular meeting of the Postville Kiwanis Club to be held at 6:30 p-. m. at the V and J dining room. . James Ahern, district lieutenant governor of Dubuque, will pay his official visit to the Postville club at this meeting. Allamakee — Fayette AREA BRIEFS Clayton — Winneshiek Postville -•SINEWS FROM . . . Those In THE SERVICE On Leave Jerry Lee Bollman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bollman of Luana, is home on leave from the Navy, for the holidays. Jerry recently finished his recruit training at the Naval Training Center, San Diego, California. He will return to San Diego where he will attend the Navy Radio School. Jerry qualified for this school because he was a High School Graduate and enlisted under the high school graduate training program. It was reported by Arnold J. Fries, local Navy Recruiter, from Waukon. * • • • • SB Graduated San Diego, California (FHTNC)— Robert V. Bodensteiner, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Bodensteiner of Postville, graduated from recruit training December 16 at the Naval Training Center, San Diego, California, The graduation exercises, marking the end of nine weeks of "boot camp," included a full dress parade and review before military officials and civilian dignitaries. In nine weeks of instruction, the "raw recruit" is developed into a Navy Bluejacket, ready for duty with the fleet. The top news story in Postville in 1960 was the death of John Marhoefer in a plane accident in January and the resultant sale of the packing plant here to Hygrade Food Products Corporation in July. Other !op events of the year included the switch of Postville phone service to dial operation in October: Dr. Russell H. Palmer choosing Postville as a site for his medical practice; and the construe Hon work on the new Community Hospital. A brief look at some of the top news business, sports, building, weather, etc. are shown below: January. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kipp of Castalia were the parents of the first baby born at Postville Hospital in 1960 and were the recipients of 36 prizes given by Postville merchants. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schara observed their 50th wedding anniversary January 10. John H. Marhoefer, 56, president of the Marhoefer Packing Company, was killed along with 36 other passengers in a Colombian airliner crash in Jamaica. Dale Anderson was elected president of the church council at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. February. A total of $507 was collected in the porchlight March of Dimes drive in Postville. A guidance counselor, language instructor and girls physical education director were additional positions in the Postville school system. Kenneth Schultz was re-elected president of the Postville Farmers Creamery Company. John A. Schroeder was reelected president of the Farmers Cooperative Company. Robert Martindale was hired as superintendent of departments for the Town of Postville, a new position. Fifty- nine dads of Kindergarten children attended Dad's Day at the kindergarten. Harva O. Miller was elected president of-the Postville Farmers Telephone Co. M. F. Coonan, president of Gibbs-Cook Equipment Company in Des Moines announced the opening of a new branch office at Postville. March. The Postville Board of Education re-hired teachers of the Postville school giving raises on the average amounting to six per cent. Fire destroyed the Ernest Paulsen farm home tenented by Mr. and Mrs, Ernie Heins. Over 175 farmers and businessmen attended the annual Farmers Banquet sponsored by the Commercial Club. There were 1,100 on hand for the annual meeting of the Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative. A family of three from Madison, Wisconsin were killed instantly when their car crashed headon into the bridge piling at the highway underpass at the west edge of Luana. Over 2,000 persons attended the open house at the new Luana Savings Bank. April. Postville high school vocal and stories in 1960 in the field of | instrumental" music groups won 39 first place ratings in the state contest held at Monona. Two inches of snow greeted the Easter parade. Arno Schutte, Elmer Meyer and A. Burr Cook were honored by the Postville Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years of volunteer service. May. Postville's three entries in the state large group music contest all won Division I ratings. Frank T. Nye, associate editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, gave the commencement address to 60 high school seniors. June. Postville showed a healthy 16 per cent gain in population during the last decade, according to preliminary census figures which showed the town's population at 1,554. The town purchased a new power driven street sweeper, A total of 460 voters turned out for the primary election. David Kiesau was awarded the Harriett E. Mott medal at the alumni banquet. The Rev. Francis 1. Vallaster, pastor of St. Bridget's Catholic Church, observed the golden jubilee of his ordination on June 20. Charles Fishback was elected commander of Arthur F. Brandt Post, American Legion. Dwayne Suckow and Jack Backhaus purchased Ted's Electric from Ted An derson. Ted Anderson was named the new hospital mechanical super intendent. Several thousand people were on hand to see the second Winnebago Jamboree. July. The Marhoefer Packing, Company of Iowa, was sold to Hygrade 1 Food Products Corporation of Detroit, Michigan. Postville Scout Leader Everett Cook and Boy Scouts Douglas Kiesau, Richard Falb. Mark Falb, Kenneth Lowell and Allen Schneider attended the Boy Scout Jamboree, Colorado Springs, Colorado. August. Roy D. Knight was elected and installed as commander of the Allamakee County American Legion. Mrs. Walter Dummermuth was named administrator and Mrs. Harold Opsand was' named supervisor of nurses for the new hospital. The Postville F. F. A. chapter held their tenth annual FFA-Commercial Club fried chicken picnic at the fair grounds. Lester Smith of Post township was re-elected chairman of the Allamakee County ASC committee. A fund drive was started for new band uniforms for the Postville high school musicians. Over eight inches of rain was measured in August. The Postville Commercial Club bought the grand champion beef of the Big-Four Fair for $45.00 per hundred. Miss Kay Meyer was chosen as "Miss Dream land of 1960" at the fair. September. -The Hosital Auxiliary stand at the fair netted $2,321. C. O. Marsh and Rodney Smith were re-elected as directors of the Postville Com munity School district. Charles j Fishback was elected president of the Postville Commercial Club. The Tri-Township Fire Department of Frankville is organized. Postville music groups were rated up from Class "C" to Class "B". October. Dial telephone service began October 16 at the Farmers Telephone Company. The Postville school band, solo and ensemble groups won three I and five II ratings in state contests. November. W. A. Kneeland, president of the Postville State Bank, was elected vice president-treasurer of the Iowa Bankers Association. A record number of voters turned out at the general election in Post township—a total of 1,196. Leonard Casten was elected president of the Big-Four Fair Association. Dr. and Mrs. Russell H. Palmer of Gary, Indiana moved into their new home and office on Wilson street and Dr. Palmer began the practice of medicine here. Miss Sharon Larson of Clermont won the first PAYOLA drawing conducted by Postville merchants. December. The Postville Commercial Club paid tribute to the operators of the telephone company in a special meeting. Deer hunters find lots of deer to shoot. The annual statement of the hospital shows a balance of $73,535. Postville musicians appeared for the first time in their new band uniforms at the high school concert. New Buildings. A number of new buildings, business and residential, aided in the community growth. The new office and home of Dr. Russell Palmer on "Wilson street is a combination living quarters and office space. The addition just completed at the home of Dr. Paul Moser will act as veterinary office space and additional living space in the house. Other building includes new homes for William Miene, Jr., Dwaine Nordhus, and Ernie Heins. Additions • are being built on the Gene and Don Mork homes and work is being completed on the new homes of Calvin Winter and Marvin Fosaaen. A new storage warehouse was built by Hall Roberts' Son to replace the old elevtaor torn down The exterior of the Postville State Bank was remodeled with new win dows,^ doors, and outside tile. A new storage and work shop was built at the rear of the Loren Meyer home to act as a shop for Gus' Heating and Plumbing. A new ad dition was built onto the Postville Creamery. Cook's Shell Service had a new addition built onto the station providing stalls for servicing cars and trucks. New businesses included: Willman Real Estate; Gus' Heating and Plumbing; Hygrade Food Products Corporation; Dons' Jewelry; Indiana Refrigeration; Palas Insurance Agency; D and J Electric; Gibbs- Cook Equipment Co. Rainfall. Rainfall was again heavy during the year with a total of 40.65 inches of rain recorded. This total is for rainfall only and does not include moisture from snow. Heaviest rainfall was in the month of May with 9.88 inches recorded; August was not far behind with 8.89 inches. Hospital Record. The Postville Community Hospital was a busy place in 1960. During the year, there were 157 births recorded with August being the largest month with 26 arrivals. A total of 282 medical patients were treated; 100 surgical cases were admitted. New Building. DECORAH—A new factory building in Decorah for the Deco Products Company seems assured. JC stock sale was launched to raise money for construction of the building. File Charges. WEST UNION—Four young men will be arraigr^ed in district court here on a charge of larceny, following their confession of thefts from the Farm Service station at Clermont and from two parked automobiles. Two of the youngsters are 17 and will be charged as juveniles. The other two. 19 and 18, will face charges in open court. Olde** Vot-r. ELKADER — Mrs. Mary Weston of the Edgewood-Strawberry Point area celebrated her 102nd birthday- Wednesdav, December 21. at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Edna Wilson, who lives between Edgewood and Strawbevrv Point. She is the oldest voter in the Edgewood precinct and came to the polls in a wheel chair to cast her vote last November. Set Hearin -R. WAUKON — Iowa State Commerce Commission has set hearings for requests by the Milwaukee railroad to reduce the freight train service at several Inwa points, including Waukon. The hearing in which Waukon is most interested is set for January 26 at the Fayefte county court house. West Union. Rites Today For G. L Schroeder Gilbert J. Schroeder. the son of John Schroeder and Mary- Harnacb Schroeder, was born in Postville, on April 27, 1908. He was baptised in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Postville, on June 25, 1908- and confirmed on September 10, 1922. He was married to Audrey Beisker on June 27, 1936. He died on December 31, 1960 at the Postville Hospital, after a brief illness, at the age of 52 years, eight months and four days. Gilbert lived his entire life in Postville, and attended the Postville Public schools. He operated a poultry and egg business in Postville for 30 years. For the past year and a half he has worked as a United States Government inspector in area poultry packing plants. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter Brandt of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and John 'Schroeder of Postville; and one sister, Emma, Mrs. John Brandt of Castalia. He is survived by his wife; one sister, Velma, Mrs. Lester Neverman of Waukon; and a number of nieces of nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services are being conducted today in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Postville, with the pastor, the Rev. Charles E. Witt, officiating. Busial will be in the Postville ceifletery.
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