Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 8, 1961 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 8, 1961
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a I Head On Need Idren's Unit ospital Association, Inc., ty Building, s 9, Iowa . February 3, 1961 ETTER interested and Con- tit the Proposed North- Children's Hospital: ent is more natural to than the concern for a Our whole philosophy the importance of mak- c (he fullest develop- h individual. The e individual child is es- ch development, tely there are many we have the power to h will not be very ef- ten we expend our en- -orly conceived efforts, stantly faced with the ' ow we can work effec- btless the proposal for ment of the Northeast en's Hospital is thought ponants to be an ef- ns to the desired end. fear that such may not e. Raising money for d for its equipment no great problem. A es lie in the cost of ii. Few people realize -t of operating a hospi- al its capital value over years. This is a mat- greater moment than ds to build. substantial problem is or utilization. On this is a truism—"the small spital the greater is In pediatric de- general hospitals load will vary tremen- the hospital of which I dministrator (Methodist Sioux City), we have a iatric department. The is department will vary 26. We will be crowd- ended periods but the tient load is only 16. periods of low utiliza- departments of the hose sufficiently active-to of the many ancillary orking at an effective would not be the case trie department had to 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, FEBRUARY 8, 1961. Number 15. out an effective pro- spital must have a great special services: lab- adiologieal services, an- special therapies, etc. r and more specialized 1 the more expensive s are to maintain per vice. The basic princi- ly that there must be ,.he unit of cost is to be n reason. This is one c reasons why few spe- als have been built in . years. Indeed, this is why many of those spe- ls built early in the cen- ; been merged with gen- -ls. ce of these difficulties— are others — it would the probable effective- proposal should be re- and that more practical s ought to be consider- alternative would be to e possibility of develop 'atric facility in connec- an existing hospital so st of the auxiliary serv- chnical personnel can be being spread over a ber of patients. Exclud ue. there are ten hospi ten county area having 441 beds. In the last re- tistics (Journal of the Hospital Association, 19601. these hospitals average patient load of per cent. On the av- , there were 160 beds Northeast Iowa during ing year. er of the heart requires ce of the head to ef- meet the challenge of Sincerely, James L. Dack, President Per Pupil Cost In Postville Is Below Average Average Cost For Grade School Student Is $304; High School Is $478 The per pupil cost of educating children in the Postville Community School District was lower than the cost in most of the high school districts in the state, according to a study recently released by the State Department of Public Instruction. This was a study of tuition costs for various schools in the state—schools are required by law to charge the per pupil cost for the preceding year. Compared with the 562 high school districts in the state the per pupil costs for elementary students in the Postville Schools ranked 41 from the bottom. That is, only 41 districts in the state educated grade students at a lower per pupil cost last year than the Postville district, while 521 districts spent more per pupil in the grades. The average cost of educating a grade student in these districts last year was $304.89. The' cost in the Postville district was $243.37. The average cost in high school districts with a high school enrollment between 200-299 was $304.89. This would •be for schools of the same size as Postville. High school students in the Postville district were also educated at a lower cost than most high school students in the state. Only 86 high schools had a lower per pupil cost than Postville high school last year. The per pupil cost for the Postville high school for the 1959-1960 school year was $478.11. Four hundred seventy-six high schools in the state operated at a higher per pupil cost than this. The average per pupil cost for all high schools in the slate was $528.34 last year. The per pupil cost for high schools of comparable size (enrollment 200-299) last year averaged $542.68. Boy Scouts Observe 51 st Anniversary STRENGTHEN ERICA CHARACTER COUNTS Annual Farmers Banquet To Be Held At Grade School Thursday Evening The Speaker BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 51st ANNIVERSARY 1961 Frembgem Named To Manage The Peoples Gas Co. The appointment of Kenneth Frembgem as local manager for. Peoples Natural Gas in Postville was announced today by C. P. Harrison, District Manager at Dubuque. "The new local manager is a man of proven experience and ability in Peoples system and we feel sure that he will be an asset to us and to Postville in his new assignment," Mr. Harrison said. Mr. Frembgem is married and has two children. He and his wife, Diann and children will move to Postville as soon as living quarters can be secured. Peoples Natural Gas is the distribution division of Northern Natural Gas Company. Peoples serves more than 100,000 customers in the present 128 communities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Kansas. Peoples plan to start actual construction of the distribution system in Postville about the first of April and natural gas service should be available to all of the people of Postville about the middle of the summer. John K. Minnoch Will Be Main Speaker On Evening's Program John K. Minnoch of Chicago, one of America's best humorists and a business speaker whose specialty is- farm groups, will be the guest attraction this Thursday evening, February 9, at the annual Farmers Banquet sponsored by the Postville Commercial Club. The dinner is" scheduled for 6:30 p. m. in the Cora B. Darling elementary school building. His subject will be"Sense and Nonsense." The banquet, which is sponsored annually by the Commercial Club for farmers of the Postville trade area, begins with a 6:30 dinner followed by a program. About 200 were in attendance at the banquet last year. lin Skin To Start erculin skin testing pro- all school pupils and ersonnel in Allamakee scheduled to begin on ebruary 13, at Postville. ary 14 the testing will be t. George and Immaculate n of Lansing, the public Lansing and.New Albin. of the test will be read "e on Wednesday, Feto- and at the schools in nd New Albin on Thurs avy 16. cent Mooney, R. N., Mrs. ard. R. N., Mrs. Donald N., and Mrs. Donald N. will be working on g program under the n of the Allamakee Coun 1 Association. consent letters are being e with each pupil to the or guardians requesting oval for the adminstering t to their children. It is . °t the Allamakee County Health Association that be 100 per cent participate program by the school d school personnel of the 1 he understood that a reaction does not mean individual has active tu- but only that at some pody has been infected by e germs. All positive re- have an opportunity to est x-ray. At The Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday. February 9. 10 and 11—Alan l.add. Don Murray and Dan O'Herlihy star in "One Foot in Hell". Saturday, February U—Midniaht Show. "Road Racers" starring Sally Fraser and Alan Dinchart. Jr. Sunday, Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday. February 12, 13. 14 and 15—"The Dark at the Top ofi the Stairs" starring Robert Preston. 1 Dorothy McGuire, Eve Anion and Angela Lansbury. Ralph Schrader At Bear School Ralph J. Schrader has just completed his training at Bear Manufacturing Company's automotive safety service school in Rock Is-; land, Illinois. j Mr. Schrader received training| in alignment, balancing and frame; straightening. • Pirates Win ! From Fayette The Postville Pirates oulsrored Fayette last Friday night. SO to 43, in a game played at Fayette. The score at the end of the first quarter was tied at 10 each: Postville took a 22 to 20 halftime lead: held a thin 38 to 37 third period margin: but moved ahead in the final quarter to win 50 to 43. Kngelhardt with 14 and Heins with >3 led the Pirate scoring. Smith'was high for Fayette with 18. Hospital Auxiliary Was Started By Mrs. C. Kelleher In the Postville Herald's historical report of the Hospital Auxiliary in the special hospital supplement, it was stated that the Auxiliary was organized in 1943 by Geneva Overland. The organization was, in fact, organized by Mrs. Carrie Kelleher. Mrs. Kelleher asked Mrs. A. C. Webster, who was then Red Cross chairman, to call a meeting to discuss the organization of an auxiliary. The meeting was called and the officers elected as follows: Mrs. A, C. Webster, president; Mrs. Frank Hangartner. vice president; and Mrs. Henry Steele, secretary and treasurer. Miss Sadler Is Popularity Candidate Play Elkader Friday. The Pirates will host Elkader here this Friday evening, Feh- Wy 10. in the final home con- See 'game of The first game will begin at 6:45 with the regular game to commence at 8:00. Cedar Falls —Rose Ann Sadler, Iowa State Teachers College student from Postville, was selected as a candidate for the annual Old Gold Week popularity contest. Each campus organization is asked to choose a member to compete in the event. Thursday, February 9. ISTC students will vote for their campus popularity favorites. Two men and two women will be selected. Old Gold Week is sponsored annually by the college yearbook staff to wind up its sales campaign. Events of the week include the popularity contest, a beauty pageant and a dance. Winners of the popularity contest will be announced at the Coronation Ball Saturday night. They will be featured in the 1961 Old Cold yearbook. Bantam Bowlers Winners Announced The following Bantam Bowlers were winners in the Singles Handicap Tournament here at Hi-Way Lanes. Each Bowler bowled two games and used handicap. Boys — Ronnie Suddendorf, 297; Craig Martin. 296; Bruce O'Tool, 277. Girls — Chris Haltmeyer. 334; Sherri Moorhead, 273; Marilyn Turner, 273. Seven New Arrivals At Hospital Here Box Score. Postville FG FT P Trudo 3 3 2 Hoins 5 3 4 Engelhardt 7 0 1 Thoreson 0 0 0 Falb 2 2 3 Larson 4 0 2 Totals 21 8 12 Fayette 18 7 15 Reserves Win. In the preliminary game, Postville defeated Fayette 55 to 34. Thoreson led the Pirate scoring with 18 points followed by 12 for Smith. Conference Standings. The standings of the teams of the Upper Iowa Conference in games played through Friday of last week, are: W L West Central 8 4 Postville 7 5 Elkader 7 5 Valley High 7 5 Waukon — 7 6 North High 6 6 Sumner 5 7 Fayette I 16 Seven new arrivals, five boys and two girls, were added to the community during the past week at Postville Hospital. Following is a list of the births: Boy, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Kleppe, Elgin, Feb. 1, 6 lbs., 10 ozs. Boy. Mr. and Mrs. Karlton Eberling, Postville, Feb. 1, 7 lbs., 2 ozs. Boy, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan Taylor, Clermont. Feb. 2, 7 lbs., 4 ozs. Girl, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Schultz, Monona, Feb. 4, 7 lbs., 8 ozs. Girl, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Palas, Luana, Feb. 5, 7 lbs., 4 ozs. Boy, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Eide, Monona, Feb. 5, 7 lbs., 12 ozs. Boy, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Kamp, Clermont, Feb. 8, 7 lbs., 9 ozs. Medical Cases. Henry Schultz, Luana, Feb. 1. Michael Durnan, Elgin, Feb. 4. Mrs. Lizzie Chase, Volga, Feb. 4. Fred Landt, Postville, Feb. 6. Mrs. Willis Bernhard, Monona, Feb. 6. Mrs. John Wachter, Monona, Feb. 7. Surgical Cases. LeRoy Kruse, Postville, Feb. J. Mrs. Josephine Loftsgard, Elgin, Feb. 6. March Of Dimes Gross income in the 1961 March of Dimes drive in Postville amounted to $543.32, according to Catherine Staadt, acting town chairman. Cub Scout Dens Hold Regular Meets Cub Den I held their regular meeting at the home of their Den Mother, Mrs. Frank Tehel on January 31, assisted by Mrs. James Gunderson. Randy Mork led the Flag Ceremony. The meeting time was spent on further study of flags of other countries. The boys drew five flags for credit toward an achievement. The meeting closed with the Living Circle. Den VIII. Den VIII held their meeting on January 31 at the home of their assistant Den Mother, Mrs. Don Martindale. Achievements were recorded by Mrs. Leo Boese, Den Mother. The Flag Ceremony opened the meeting followed by roll call and collecting dues by denner, Donald Martindale. Ryan Fox read a message in secret code. Donald Martindale showed his scrap book. The "Safety Rules on a Sled" were discussed by Mrs. Boese, Ronald Sander had charge o£ the games. Work was continued on the Wolf head molds. The meeting closed with the Living Circle. Den VII. Cub Scout Den VH met January 31 at the home of their Den Mother, Mrs. Lorenz Willman, assisted by Mrs. Richard Hale. Denner Douglas Turner opened the meet ing. Ford Willman held the flag for the Flag Ceremony. The den­ ner then called roll and collected the dues. Achievements were recorded by several of the boys. Reggie Tehel showed the flag pictures he had drawn as part of his Bear requirements. The South American puzzles started last meeting were completed and work was continued on the table decorations the boys are making for the February pack meeting. A game of musical chairs was played. A treat was brought by Bradley White. The Living Circle brought the meeting to a close. Den V. Cub Scout Den V met at the home of their Den Mother, Mrs. Robert Burling after school on Tuesday, January 31. The business meeting was called to order by Denner Allan Handke, and the Flag Ceremony was led by Billy Bronson. Assistant Denner, Roland Martin called roll, the hoys answering by repeating the Boy Scout Laws. Most of the den period was spent in practicing more of the requirements for earning their Webelos badges. Den Chief Billy Burling supervised the i boys as they whipped the ends of I rope and tied the required knots. I First aid requirements were demonstrated and flag history and proper ways of displaying, folding and saluting the flag were discussed. The meeting closed with the boys forming the Living Circle and repeating the Scout Oath, Slogan and Motto. The cubs met with Cubmaster Dale Fichtel on Friday evening, February 3, to pass their Webelos requirements. Den VI. Cub Scout Den VI met on Janu ary 31 at the home of their Den Mother, Mrs. Robert Brinkman, with Mrs. D. E. Tinker assisting. The meeting was opened with the Flag Ceremony. The boys began work on the skit to be presented at the next pack meeting. Farmers Store Annual Meet Feb. 14 The Postville Farmers Cooperative Society will hold its annual meeting at Memorial Hall on Tuesday, February 14, it was announced this week by Ewald Brandt, secretary. A ham dinner beginning at 11:30 a. m. will begin the days activities. The business meeting will start at 1:00 p. m. at which time business of the past year will be reviewed and new business will be brought before the meeting. Cash dividend checks will be issued for $15,058.28. Speaker for the meeting will be 'Bud" Trafford, public relations and advertising manager of the Farmers Elevator Service Company of Fort Dodge. John K. Minnoch Often referred to as a "best teller," Minnoch is a laugh-master who registers 1,000 on any laugh- meter. At present he is executive director of the National Hide Association with offices in Chicago, a post he has held for the past 13 years. He has traveled about 30,000 miles a year to fulfill speaking and business engagements. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he comes naturally by his wit and humor. He came to this country at an early age and became a naturalized citizen. He received his preliminary education at the Niagara Falls, New York high school and obtained his Bachelor of Arts from St. Lawrence University at Canton, New York. The Chicagoan is a member of the Speakers' Research committee for the United Nations i and received an "Oscar" for "outstanding achievement" from the American Institute of Business. Mr. Minnoch has frequently appeared as a guest attraction on both radio and television. For 18 years he served on the editorial staffs of leading daily newspapers and wire services. All invited. The Commercial Club has issued a special invitation to all farmers of Postville and surrounding communities to be guests of the club this Thursday evening. No written invitations are being sent out. All farmers are welcome. New members of the farm community are especially urged to be present to mingle with fellow farmers and with businessmen. Postville F. F. A. members are also invited to be guests. Plans have been completed to feed at least 200 guests for the occasion. The ladies of the E. U. B. Church will serve the meal. The master corn growers awards presented by the Postville F. F. A. Chapter will be made following the dinner. The menu for the dinner includes the following: Swiss steak, mashed, potatoes, brown gravy, gelatin salad, baked beans, rolls and butter and assorted pies. Cong:. Bromwell To Visit District Congressman James Bromwell of the Second District of Iowa announced today that he will be in the district from February 9-13. This is in keeping with Mr. Bromwell's program personally to be in the district at least one weekend a month when Congress is in session. Mr. Bromwell may be contacted through his office in Cedar Rapids: 90 First Avenue, NW, phone EMpire 4-0124. The congressman will be travel r ling into many parts of the district and has asked anyone interested in seeing him to contact his office beforehand in order that he may see as many citizens of the district as possible. NEWS FROM Those In THE SERVICE Hogan Will Be Kiwanis Speaker Clair Hogan of the Iowa Depart ment of Agriculture will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Postville Kiwanis Club to be held Monday evening at the V and J dining room. The meeting will start at 6:30. Kiwanians were guests of the Postville Boy Scouts last Monday evening in a potluck' dinner at the Lutheran Church. An awards program was held following the dinner. Active Duty Jerry Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Davis, left Saturday for Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to begin a six month tour of duty under the reserve training program. Town Council In Regular Meeting The regular meeting of the town council was held last Friday evening at Memorial Hall. Claims in the sum of $5,395.66 were approved and ordered paid. Jack Backhaus' application for membership in the Postville Volunteer Fire Department was approved. Bert B. Hanson, engineer of West Union, presented preliminary plans for proposed street improvement project for concrete pavement and curb and gutter to be undertaken this year. A number of change orders for the hospital project were approved and claims on the hospital project was approved for payment. Dads Will Be Kings Of Hearts The Postville kindergarten children are awaiting Thursday, February 9, for that is the day they will be able to entertain Dad. The morning dads will come from 9:3ft to 11:10 and the afternoon dads from 2:00 to 3:40. Upon arrival, dads will be- crowned "Kings of Hearts". Both groups will present the operetta, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". Other activities will include games, fingerpainting, and a special lunch prepared by the children. Creamery To Hold Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Farmers CooDeratiTe Creamery Company of Postville will be held in Memorial Hall on Mondav. February 13. beginning" at 1:00 o'clock, it was announced this- week by Kenneth Schultz, president. Election of officers and the transaction of such other business as may come before the group will be held. Milk and lunch will be served following the meeting. Luana - Monona Dairy Meeting The annual meeting of the Luana—Monona Dairy was held February 6 at the Monona City Hall for the purpose of electing directors, officers, and hearing the annual report. The following directors were elected: Area 1, west of ,road, north part, three years—Merle Miller; Area 1 west of road, south part, three years—J. Edward Kruse; area 1, west of road, south part, three years—Delos Martins. At the organization meeting following the election, officers were elected as follows: Arthur W. Seeland, president; Marvin Zitter- gruen, vice president; Will i a m Schlein, secretary-treasurer. Myron J. Dettman is the dairy manager. The secretary's report showed that the dairy in 1960 manufactured 1,429,139 pounds of butter and 2, 371,190 pounds of milk powder. Butter sales amounted to $856,987.73 of which $814,085.36 was shipped to outside markets. Milk powder amounted to $270,485.45. Total gross income of the dairy In 1960 amounted to $1,146,718.86. ISTC To Sponsor Sports Day Soon Cedar Falls — The Iowa State Teachers College department of physical education for women will sponsor an annual High School Sports Day February 11. The Sports Day will be organized by the ISTC class in methods and materials in physical education. The class is composed of junior ISTC women students majoring in physical education. Miss Virginia Ramsey of the ISTC faculty will direct the event. The program gives ISTC students opportunity to apply teaching methods in various physical games- activities according to Miss Ramsey. Each school will bring a volleyball and a basketball and will compete against each other in these two sports activities. During free time they will participate in swimming, trampoline and recreational games. Eighteen high schools from the surrounding area plan to attend. They are Belle Plaine, Belmond, Britt, Cedar Falls (Cedar Falls High School and Price Laboratory School), Clarion, Cresco, Decorah, Eagle Grove, Marion, Marshalltown, Montezuma, New Hampton, Newton, Osage, Postville, Tipton and I Toledo. Allamakee — Fayette AREA BRIEFS Clayton — Winneshiek Sells Interest. WEST UNION — Mrs. Myrtle- Elsheimer has sold her controlling interest in Elsheimer Meat Products, Inc., to three of her daughters and their husbands, final consuma- tion of the transaction occurring here Friday. Effective date of the transfer of stock was January 2. Postoffice Burns. GUTTENBERG—The community of Holy Cross had to look elsewhere for its mail Monday following a midnight fire Sunday night which completely destroyed the Postoffice building, once the home of the Holy Cross Bank. Consolidation Approvd. ELKADER—Voters of the Central Community and Volgi school districts overwhelmingly aoprored a proposal to consolidate the two districts into one unit at an election held Monday, January 30. In Elkader the vote was 516 "yes and 27 "no" or 95 per cent In favor of the proposal. In Volga the vote was 220 "yes' and 1» "no" or 96 per cent in favor. Flan Dedication. McGREGOR — A committee of the local Kiwanis Club is now directing a good share of its time to making plans and preparations for the dedication of Effigy Mounds National Monument. The date of the big event has been tentatively set as May 20th, but this date 1B dependent upon the replies to the various dignitaries who will be invited to attend the ceremonies.

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