Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 11, 1961 · Page 1
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d check mark appears irele above, your sub- to the Herald Is due. *•— in re- ompt attention for your subscription PPre °Thc a publlsncrs. 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* 11, 1961. Number 11. Road Study Reaches Agreement ember road study corn- reached agreement on a la for distributing road ities and towns will re- rger share of "the "road j The committee, in its tive discussions, decid- mmend to the 1961 legis- t beginning January 1, :ipa!ities would receive nt of the road use tax f would be allocated for ighways and the remain- cent would go to coun- condary roads, he committee's "sliding posal. starting July 1, icipalities would bet 12 rimary roads 49 per cent ties 39 per cent. After 35, municipalities would per cent, primary roads nt and counties 38 per ator D. C. Nolan, Iowa blican and chairman of ittce, said the "natural f road revenues would e state and counties to e with the construction itc reductions in the per- gurcs. mittce also agreed that la for distributing funds and towns should be 40 on a percapita basis and t on a need basis. Coun- lit their share 60 per cent and 40 per cent on an r. Three-fourths of the ocation would be for local roads and one-fourth for to-market system, ondlng- Proposal, islativc road study group d a resolution favoring nds to finance an accele- rstate highway building Chairman Nolan said it . ssible the committee may sue $300 million in bonds to the interstate system in five or six years instead 5 years." The resolution hat bonds would be re- i state road funds and i the federal govern- pays 90 per cent if in- nstruction cost, s completed 190 miles of iles of interstate planned action the committee vo- olish the present method license fees after a icle is five years old and make permanent the two he six-cent state gasoline earmarked for paving imary highways and wi- rrow highways. Hoegh Quits. t Eisenhower has accept- ignation of Leo A. Hoegh fense director. The presi- d that under Hoegh, the Civil Defense and Mobilis taken great strides in "strong nonmilitary de- war." The president's • was contained in a letter former governor of Iowa, w Superintendent, ad of the Rhode Island chool for boys at Howard, "id, has been appointed silent of the Iowa boys' Open House Is Set Jan. 28 - 29 At New Hospital Dedication On Saturday Evening, Cornerstone Ceremony On Sunday The Postville hospital trustees and the town council has officially set Saturday and Sunday. January 28 and 29, as the time for the dedication and open house for the new Community Memorial Hospital of Postville. The program on Saturday, January 28, includes open house at the new hospital from 1:00 to 5:30 p m. Dedication services [ Citizens State Bank Elects Officers In Meeting Tuesday The regular annual meeting cf the stockholders of the Citizens State Bank was held at the bank mg room on Tuesday, January 10. Directors elected were: John A. Schroeder, Fred J, Miller, John A. Pains. A. C. Webster, C. C. Hoth, Marvin Chevalier, and K. Ted Green. The following officers were named at the organization meeting of the board ot directors held at the bank, Tuesday, January 10: J o li n A. Schroeder, president; John A. Palas, vice president; M. F. Chevalier, cashier; Melinda Casten, assistant cashier; C. C. Hoth. assistant cashier; Viola Duwe, wiil" be! tcllcr and bookkeeper; Marie Mey- held that evening at 7:30 o'clock at the school building. The program on Sunday, January 29, includes the cornerstone laying at 1:00 p. m. and open house at the new hospital until 9:00 o'clock that evening. Committees have been set up to aid in the open house and dedication ceremonies. The general coordinating committee will be the hospital trustees — John Kittleson, Leonard Casten, and Paul A. Schutte. Other committees include: Publicity committee — Stanley Schroeder, Ed W. Kozelka, and C. W. DeGarmo. Tour coordinator committee- John Kittleson, chairman, and members of the hospital building committee. Program committee — Dr. M. F. Kiesau and hospital trustees. Cornerstone laying committee— Rudy Huebner, John Falb, and Ted Anderson. Reception committee—Mrs. M. F. Kiesau, Mrs. R. H. Palmer. Mrs. E. G. Kettelkamp, Mrs. H. H. Wolf, and Mrs. I. C. Jerdee. Refreshments committee — Postville Hospital Auxiliary. Parking committee — Ted Green and Burr Cook. er. teller and bookkeeper; Mrs Vance Stover, bookkeeper; and Merlin Sebastian, bookkeeper. The annual report presented showed another satisfactory bust ness vear for the bank. Two Home Games For The Pirates The Postville Pirates will play their next two basketball games at home. Friday night of this week and Tuesday night of next week. The Pirates will host Sumner here this Friday evening in . a regular conference game. The pre liminnry game will begin at 6:45 with the regular contest at 8:00. Monona will provide the competition in a nonconference game here next Tuesday. January 17. The pre liminary game will begin at 6:45 with the regular contest at 8:00. Postville State Bank Has Meeting Monday And Elects Officers The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Postville State Bank was held Monday evening, January 9, at the bank. The directors, all re-elected for the coming year, are: R. M. Heck er, Louis L. Hill, Dr. M. F. Kiesau, W. A. Kneeland, C. F. Meier, Harv ey Schultz, Louis Schutte, and Lyle Zieman. The reports for the past year reflected a satisfactory year's operation in all departments. At the directors meeting held following the stockholders meeting, the following officers and employees were elected as follows C. F. Meier, chairman of the board; W. A. Kneeland, president; R. M. Hecker, vice president; L. F. Ger icke, cashier; Mrs. R. K. Gray, assistant cashier; Pauline Staadt, teller; Mrs. Gerald Guyer, bookkeeper; Kathryn Knudtson, bookkeeper; and Jeanine Lenth, bookkeeper. Assessing Work Is Now Underway Here Clearance Sales Spotlight January Postville merchants are con-i tinuing advertising clearance sales in January. In this issue, new clearance sales include: Winter clearance starling Thursday January 12. for Dereen Style Shop. Sale concludes January 21. Tindell Shoe Store will 'mild a winter shoe sale starting an Thursday, January 12. Ruby's Fashion Shop is holding a January clearance starting Friday, January 13 and concluding January 21. 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, Theodore Rtimph, Jr. Rites Held For Glenn Letchforc! N. E. Iowa Group Urges Falb For Highway Post A group of people interested in belter roads for northeast Iowa are seeking to place John Falb of Postville as a member of the Iowa Highway Commission. A dinner was held in Oelwein on Friday of last week to bring together various factions within the area to promote the candidacy of Mr. Falb for the post of Highway Commission member. Hosting the dinner were Lew Warren, editor of the Oelwein Daily Register; R. M. Westei'field. editor of the Fayette County Union. West Union: and C. W. DeGarmo, editor of the Postville Herald. Editors, businessmen, and political representatives were present from Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Delaware, Black Hawk, and Buchanan counties. Representatives from other counties were heard from extending their interest and support. The commission appointment will be made shortly after Norman Erbe Completes 60 Years Barbering Cy Harrington of Postville is shown standing by his barber chair for the last time last week as he retired from barbering and sold his interests to Sidney Livingood. Cy was a veteran of the barber trade here, having been barbering since the turn of the century, some 60 years. He learned the trade in Lansing then worked for two years at Nora Springs, Iowa and two years at Los Angeles, California before coming to Postville. He has barbered in Postville for 50 years. He spent several years in a shop next to Suckow's Jewelry; barbered with Henry Connley in the Beucher building for some time; worked with Alton Harris in what is now the Palm; and has been in the present location for many years. Herald photo. Le'o Heins, Postville assessor is now working on the assessment rolls for the town of Postville. He maintains his office in the council rooms at Memorial Hall from 9:00 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. daily. Cards notifying all residents of the time to appear for assessment are being mailed by Mr. Heins. However, it is stressed that those who are unable to attend at the time stated on the card may call the office for an appointment later. The office is listed in the telephone directory as Postville town, town clerk's office. Sfumme Baby First Arrival Of New Year Sixteen Prizes Await Child And Parents; Baby Born Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stumme of Postville are the parents of the first baby born at Postville Hospital in 1961 and will be the recipients of 18 prizes offered by Postville merchants. The new arrival, a boy, was born at 9:40, p. m. Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Stumme are the parents of two children now, having a boy, Mark, 19 months old, at home. Mr. and Mrs. Stumme live on Maple street. The prizes offered include everything that parents of a new born baby could possibly want — there will be blankets, shoes; food and many other baby necessities and in addition there are gifts for mom and dad. The 16 sponsoring merchants of this year's First Baby Contest areas follows: Anderson's Clothing; Citizens State Bank, Dereen Style Shop, Farmers Store. Waters Dairy, Harolds Cash Market, Don's Jewelry, Kramers, Kittleson-P e t e rs e n Hardware, Lutz Studio, Postville State Bank, Louis Schutte and Sons, Schutta's Shoes, Schroeder's Grocery, Stumme's Grocery, and the V and J Koffee Shop. Commercial Club ! Meeting Will Be Held Thursday The January meeting of the Postville Commercial Club will be held this Thursday, January 12, beginning with a 6:30 dinner at Memorial Hall, it was announced this week by Charles Fishback, club president. No special program has been arranged for the meeting as a number of important business matters will come up for discussion. This will be the final opportunity for a business session as February is the annual Farmers banquet and March is the annual athletic banquet. The speaker for the Farmers banquet to be held February 9 is John K. Minnoch of Chicago is swor n in as Iowa's governor. Rufus Glenn Letch ford, son of school at"Eldora." He'" Ts I Thomas and Emma Cressey Letch"d Anthony J. Travisono ford, was born November 4 1891 in Frankville township where he spent received his succeed Hollis Miles, 65. retiring after serving as 1 nnet the past 11 years, no will assume his new February 1. His starting " be $10,000 a year. State ector, Benjamin Baer, who d Travisono's appoint- d in his two years as head ode Island school Travis- instrumental in changing asis at the institution from custodial - to treatment ilitation. Professional so- servlces, as well as a quate vocational training were developed under his and disciplinary prob- runaways were reduced," Baer. Iowa Inaugural, to Thursday's inaugura- overnor-Elect Norman A. d Lieutenant Governor- Hiam Mooty in the state- scarce. The ceremony in e chamber will begin at •, an hour earlier than the ceremony two years ago, ion in the governor's of- be held after the swearing two state officials and the speech by Erbe. functions planned for include a buffet dinner en by the Republican state ommittee at Hotel Savery inaugural ball. The ball mence at 8:00 p. m. and n will be held at Veterans Auditorum instead of the " to accommodate more the lowa Inauguration is at $4,000. By contrast, II" spend about $20,000 for or's inauguration, ersonnel Director, iddy, who for the past ten been chief of the dairy division of the state agri- lepartment, has been s state personnel director rnor-Elect Norman Erbe. Republican, will. succeed J. Rex Weddle on Janu- ued on Page Seven) Two New Arrivals At Hospital Here ui w one of America's best humorists and a, are prohibited, business speaker whose specialty is farm groups. The speaker for the Athletic banquet to be held March 9 is Reminder Given On Street Parking Residents of Postville are again reminded that town ordinance No. 285 prohibits the parking of cars on Postville streets during the hours of 1:00 a. m. to 6:00 a. m. The prohibited parking extends from December 1 to April 1 of each year. Purpose of the ordinance is „o keep cars off the streets so that snow plows can operate during winter months. Enforcement of this ordinance will be necessary now if cars are left on streets. No Sleds At Rink. A couple children were hurt at the ice skating rink at the school grounds by sleds. Town authorities pointed out that the skating rink is for skating only and that sleds and toboggans on or around the rink Kiwanis Club Officers And Committees Set January Youth Center Schedule Jerry Burns, head football coach at the University of Iowa. his entire life. He education in the McKay and the Frankville public schools. On November 15. 1915 he was united in marriage with Ruth Evert of Strawberry Point and the new home was established in the vicinity of Frankville. In December, 1923 they moved to Frankville, having purchased the Blacksmith and Repair shop which he operated until his sudden death Friday, January 6, 1961. To this marriage three children were born: Vivian. Mrs. Lester Van Wey; Charles of Frankville and Virgean, Mrs. H. L. Sanderson of EI Paso, Texas. He joined the Frankville Community church on November 2, 1924 and served as sexton for its cemetery for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Waters; one brother, Vcrn Letchford of Waukon. He is survived by his three children; seven grandchildren, a sister, Leora Ambrose; and number of nieces and nephews; held on Two new arrivals, a boy and a gill, were added to the community during the past week at Postville Hospital. Following is a list of the I births: I Boy, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stumme. Postville, January 7, 6 lbs.. 12 ozs. Girl. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Berger, West Union, Jan. 7, 7 lbs., 10 02S. Medical Cases. Miss Blanche Sherman. Monona, Jan. 5. Orlando Moellcr, Luana, Jan. 6. Mrs. Carl Voelz. Luana, Jan. 6. Mrs. Cy Harrington, Postville, Jan. 10. Surgical Cases. Merle Schlake, Postville, Jan. 6. Mrs. Don Fields, Monona, Jan. 6. Mrs. Roy Bollman, Monona, Jan. 6. Church Officers Elected Monday The annual congregational meeting N of the Community Presbyterian Church was held Monday, January 9. All organizations in the church gave reports. The additions to church membership during 1960 totaled 42. The following officers were elected for terms of three years each: elders, Wesley Fox, Leslie Poesch; deacons, John Schultz, Robert Swanson: trustees, Burr Cook, Arno Krambeer and Carl Marsh. Mrs Harvey Roberts was elected financial secretary for one year. A .L. Peterson was elected treasurer for one yean. All newly elected officers will be ordained and installed next Sunday at 16:00 a. m. The Postville Youth Center will be open the following dates during January: Friday, January 13, after the basketball game until 11:00; Friday, January 20, after the basketball game until 11:00; and Friday, January 27, after the basketball game until 11:00. The American Legion Auxiliary is assisting with the Youth Center activities during January. and many friends. Funeral services were Monday afternoon at the Frankville Community church with the Rev. Evert McFarland of Oelwein officiating. Interment was made in the Frankville cemetery. The Rev. Reynolds assisted with the services. Those coming from a distance to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Sanderson and family of El Paso, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Shippy of Newton; Mr. and Mrs. Pete Mcintosh and family of Anamosa; Mrs. Ruby McFarland of Oelwein; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Knight and Mrs. Stella Wiltse of IMVK Pnv Duns- Knignx aim _ Duns . Strawberry Point; Mis. Hoy vi more of Independence; Mrs- w» ence Evert of Lament; Mr. and Mw. Kelse Webster Austin. M,^ sota; Thomas Webster anu m T .otchfnrd and virgin". « ^n^rvfnVy ^Min- neapolls. Mr. First Baby Of The Year and Mrs. Howard Stumme , of .„ p °sty Me f re ,* e j?^'.^! °l the first baby oMhe new year at Postville Hospital.^ toStamnjejs shown Sixteen rosivm* Herald 60 second photo. Sown holding the new arrival^ boy, born^ at _9:40 _p._ m. Saturday, '„ rWville merchants will shower gifts on the new baby and n Postville m»« « WornlH fin sppnnrt nhnto. its parents. An Elimination Speech Contest An elimination speech contest will be held at Postville high school on Monday evening, January 16, at 8:00. This contest is in preparation for the Iowa State Speech contest on January 28. In several of the divisions more people are competing than are allowed to enter in the contest. Therefore, it is necessary that an elimination contest be held: In the division of dramatic declamation the following contestants will participate: Ginger Schrader, Valerie Luhman, Sharon ' Brown, Anne Schutte and Judy Masonhall. The contestants in humorous declamation will be Uean Ann Helium, Marilyn Kurth, Sandra Radloff, Mike Bigler, Pam Eder, Gail Kozelka and Richard Berg. The school is allowed to enter only three contestants in each of these events'. Two one-act plays will be presented. "Over the Tea Cups". The cast for this play consists of Kathy Schmidt, Pam Eder, Martha Bronson and Gail Kozelka. The other play is "Antic Spring." Jerry Trudo, Kaye Cook, Dick Falb, Marilyn Steele, Valerie Luhman and Richard Berg form the cast for this play. One of these plays will be chosen to compete in the preliminary contest. All events will be judged by Mrs. Helen Bodensteiner, a speech instructor at Luther college. This program serves a dual-purpose. First,- to determine who will be chosen to represent our school in the preliminary contest. Secondly, it gives students a chance to perform before an audience before the time of the preliminary contest. Hall Roberts, president of the Postville Kiwanis Club has named his committees to serve during the year. The officers and committees are as listed below: Officers. Hall Roberts, president. Gus Drebenstadt, vice president. Marvin Chevalier, second vice president. Robert H. Burling, secretary and immediate past president. Directors. K. T. Cook, C. W. DeGarmo, Charles Fishback. E. W. Kozelka, Rev. Justin Silvius, Boyd B. Turner. Program Committee. Gus Drebenstadt, chairman; Rev. Charles Witt. ! Music Committee. Boyd Turner, chairman: Robert H. Burling. Attendance and Membership. Stanley Schroeder, chairman: Kermit James, Rev. W. T. Martin, Harold Schroeder.' Youth Service. Rev. Justin Silvius, chairman; Harold Burshtan. Marvin Chevalier, Charles Fishback, Russell Loven, Wm. K. Martin. Kiwanis Education and Fellowship. John Kittleson. chairman; J. F. Hart, Louis Hill, F. W. Kiesau. Support of Churches. __Harm Kramer, chairman; K. T. Cook, W. A. Kneeland. Agriculture and Conservation. Arbie Behrens. chairman; Dr. Russell Palmer, Fred J. Miller, A. L. Peterson, Dr. A. H. Sterling. Public Affairs. Wm. J. Klingbeil, chairman: H. E. Anderson, Robert H. Burling, C. W. DeGarmo, John Falb, M. F. Kiesau, LaVerne Rose. Intefclub Relations. Willard Schutte, chairman; E. W. Kozelka. Town Council In Regular Meeting The regular meeting of the town- council was held at the council room, Memorial Hall, on Friday. Claims in the sum of $7,079.33 were audited and approved for payment. Boyd Turner appeared ana discussed the town's insurance coverage on mobile units. The town requested Mr. Turner to present a revised proposal combining the insurance coverage on the town's mobile units. A revised salary schedule for the town's full time employees for 1961 was adopted as follows: Robert Martindale, $390.00 monlhly salary; Enos Muchow. $370.00. monthly salary and truck: Marvin Fosaaen, S320.00, monthly salary: and C. R. Williamson. $390.00, monthly salary and car. COUNTY BOARD IN ANNUAL REPORT The annual report of expenditures of the Allamakee County Board of Education appears in this issue of the Herald. The publication covers the calendar year 1960. Louis L. Hill of Postville is president of the board. Other members are Mrs. Lester FUingson. Ralph E. Jenkins. Bertin V. Juvik. and Roy J. Moore. Post Office Lobby To Open On Sunday The lobby of the Postville post office will be open everv Sunday and on holidays from 7:30 a. m. to 6:00 p. m., starting January 15, it was announced this week by Leon , Casten, acting postmaster. ' Lobby opening previously on Sundays had been only until 9:30 a. m. The new hours will afford everyone an opportunity to get their mail any time during the day. Kiwanis Officers Installed Monday James J. Ahern of Dubuque, lieutenant governor of the Illinois- Eastern Iowa Division of Kiwanis International, paid his official visit to the Postville Kiwanis Club Monday and installed the new officers of that organization. Installed were the following: Hall Roberts, president; Gus Dre -j benstadt, vice president; Marvin Chevalier, second , vice president; Robert H. Burling, secretary and immediate past president. Next Monday, January 16, a division inspirational meeting will be held at McGregor. Those from Postville attending will leave at 5:45. Speakers at the meeting will be Past Lt. Governor Llewellyn Fay of Clinton and Harvey Wright of Mt. Morris, Illinois editor of the Illeiowan . At The Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 12, 13 and 14—"The Last Voyage" starring Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders and Edmond O'Brien. Saturday, January 14—Midnight Show. John Saxon and Linda Cris tal star in "Cry Tough!". Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 15, 16, 17 and 18 — Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand star in 'Let's Make Love". | the village cemetery. Rites Held For Walter VanWey Walter Samuel Van Wey was born at Frankville. June 11. 1894. the eldest son of George and Miner Van Wey, and died January 4, 1961 at the Postville Hospital at the age of 66 years. He attended the Frankville school, was a member of the Frankville Church and was a citizen of the community all his life. He was united in marriage with Esther Hangartner on March 7, 1924. To this union were born five children: Arliss. Mrs. Roger Aschebrook of Marshfield. Wisconsin. Marrietta. Mrs. Keith Muchow of Waterloo, Janice, Mrs. Kenneth Brainard of Farmersburg, Ronald at home, and Howard, who passed away at the age of 13. These four children, his wife and nine grandchildren survive. He is survived by his wife; four children; nine grandchildren; four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Daisy Hendershot and Carl of California. Irvin of Ralston, Nebraska, Mae Cunningham of Cedar Falls, Maude Myren and Myrtle Webster of Frankville. Three brothers, a sister and his parents preceded him in death. Mr. Van Wey worked at farming for a number of years, but has been employed at the John Deere factory in Waterloo for the past 17 years. He was forced to give up his work in October on account of ill health. He was a patient in his home from that time until the day before his death, when he was taken to the Postville Hospital. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, at the Frankville Church with Robert Reynolds in charge. Interment was made in

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