Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 15, 1961 · Page 1
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check mark appears lc above, your sub- 0 the Herald Is due. pt attention In re. your subscription reciatcd. The Publishers. 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 15, 1961. Number 16. rtionment Major In State e major problems fac- Iowa legislature is ret—for the legislature reapportioned, to any , since 1904. At the session many political re of the opinion that neral assembly would pass a reapportion- e—now, they are not . the Shaft redistrict failed to.pass the sen h the vote was 25 to I of the measure, 28 af- 1 tes are required .for, measure in the Seiv! eadloek. should result,) Lt. Governor William the presiding officer, ' e deciding vote, plan provided for a rised of 60 members, ulatlon, and a 99 mem- ne from each county. ) of the Senate's 15 ted against the mea- Lawrence Putney, a lator from Gladbrook, senator not voting on portionment measure rdles to clear before it an actuality. It must egislative sessions in ii and then be ap- vote of the people, of the people would until 1964 at the earli- uestion. and only then and 1963 legislature same reapportionment complete reapportioned in 1904. Prior to om the day Iowa be- ory in 1838. both hous- d on population. The •\ents provided for a [members, with each of getting one seat and est counties in popula- tional seat apiece. In in in 1953 the legisla- artial job of reappor- enate. However, only senate's 50 districts I on each occasion vcr Training. most important bills to by the Iowa house rning driver training, e requires anyone un- ake a state approved ing course before he driver's license. An 0 the bill provides that imburse a school dis- 30 a pupil enrolled In : a t i o n courses. The ich passed the House 60 to 42, provides that education course must least 30 hours' class- tion and six hours' be- training. s of the bill, the pro'. become effective un- 1 of 1963. Then if the ted into law, a youth take a driver training igh school or take a course in a com- ol would have to wait 18 to obtain a driver's esently when a person e may obtain a driver's passes an examination e highway patrol. Shoplifting, ses in the legislature their first semi-major ains to shoplifting. A was passed by the 1959 but was vetoed by ernor Herschel Love- or Norman Erbe, how""' 'to sign the shop which permits deten- rch of persons by mer- eir employees if there nable grounds' to sus ; ting. Retail Federation con merchants are losing annually to shoplifters, toed the 1959 bill on it constituted an in dividual rights. Ppolntments. Norman Erbe has run on one of his appointed submitted the "t Hanson, representa- ood, to the senate for to the state board of bsequently a quirk in w was discovered which e board of control from board members from congressional district, ber George Callenius same congressional dis •won. After this was Governor Erbe back announced he was the name of Hanson, ointments submitted to «>r approval include . Spencer, to the state ^mission; Stanley Hee to the state board of "am Parker, Waterloo, Parole board; Ray Nye Moines, to the Aero mission; Dr. William i to the natural re «U; Robert Beebe, , ™ the conservation • and Melvin Casey, Pe Boys 7 Sectional | tournament To Start On Monday Seven "A" Teams To Vie For Tournament Honors, Advancement Postville has been named a site for one of the boys' sectional basketball tournaments and play will begin on Monday of next week, February 20, and continue through Saturday, February 25. There are seven Class "A" teams in the tournament. Teams included in the "A" tournament are: Calmar, South Winneshiek; Cresco, Notre Dame; Elkader, Central; Lansing, Eastern Allamakee Community; Lansing, St. George's; Ossian, De Sales; and Postville. Winner of the sectional tournament will advance to the district tournament. The schedule of play is as follows: Monday, February 20 — Cresco, Notre Dame vs. Elkader, Central at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday, February 21 — Lansing Eastern Allamakee Community vs. Lansing, St. George's at 7:00 p. m.; Ossian, De Sales vs. Postville at 8:15 p. m. Thursday, February 23—Calmar, South Winneshiek vs. winner of Cresco-Elkader game, at 7:00 p. m.; Winner of Eastern Allamakee-St. George's vs. winner of De Sales- Postville, at 8:15 p. m. Saturday, February 25 — District qualifying round at 7:30 p. m. Set Wednesday As Tentative Day For Hospital Move Washington's birthday, Wednesday, February 22, has been set as the tentative date for moving of patients from the old hospital to the new Community Memorial Hospital, it was announced this week. Plans for such moving must, of necessity, be kept on a tentative basis as many conditions must be met before moving can start. How ever, hospital personnel are work ing toward this target date and hope that the move can be made at that time. Women Cleaning. Workers have been busy scrub Annual Heart Fund Drive To Start Feb. 22nd Solicitors Will Call On Homes Starting At 6:30 Next Wednesday The annual Heart Fund house-to- house canvass in Postville will be held next Wednesday evening, February 22, starting at 6:30 p. m., it was announced this week 'by Mrs. Willard Schutte and Mrs. Leeone Deering, co-chairman of the town drive. All residents are reminded that solicitation will be at residences bina and washing the hospital only. There will be no business walls and floors in preparation for the move Boy Scouts Are Advanced In Rank A number of Postville youths were given awards of advanced rank at the annual Scout dinner for Kiwanis sponsors held last week at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Pictured above are youths advanced, from left to right, back row: Ron Davis, 2nd class; Bruce Turner, 1st. class; William Burling, 1st class; Robert Schara. 2nd class; and Terry Stumme, 2nd class. Front row: Dale Mohs, 2nd class; Robert Schneider, 2nd class; Lew Klinge, 2nd class; and Mark Bronson, 2nd class. Other awards made that evening included: Randy Everman, second class; merit badges in swimming to Frank Tehel, John Schrader, David Mohs, and Alan Schneider; cooking badges to Dale Ellis, John Schrader, and Ron Sander; pioneering badges to William Burling, Bruce Turner and Dale Ellis; canoeing to Frank Tehel; nature and forestry to Bryan Gunderson and life saving to Stanley Waters. Postville Herald photo. Dennis Will Speak To Kiwanis Club Milton Dennis will tell Postville Kiwanians of "Retinning * Milk Cans" at the next meeting of.'the club to be held Monday evenin£f_at the V and J dining room? 'The meeting will open with a 6:30 dinner. Clair Hogan, state milk inspector for Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties, was the speaker at the meeting of the club last Monday evening. Farmers Co-op. Creamery Holds Annual Meeting Members of the Postville Farmers Cooperative Creamery Company establishment or school solicitation and all public employees will be solicited at their place of residence. Iowa Heart Fund dollars used for scientific heart research showed a 617 per cent increase as compared with the preceding year, C. ,L. Pangborn of Ottumwa, president of the Iowa Heart Association, declared today. For the year ending June 30, 1960, the state association directed a total of $114,800, or more than 35 per cent of the organization's income, into needed research projects as compared with $107,590 designated for research the year before. Many of the research projects, Mr. Pangborn said, are located right here in Iowa, including Iowa City, Indianola, Des Moines, Fairfield. Cedar Rapids, as well as several other sites. Hi-Way Lanes Sold To Leonard Schlee The Hi-Way Lanes bowling alley has been sold by the present. - - owners, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Rad-|held their annual meeting at Me- loft Sr.; and Mr. and Mrs. Harley | morial Hall on Monday afternoon. Radloff, Jr., to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard ' Schlee of Mabel, Minnesota. The Schlees will take possession March 1, 1961. The transaction was handled by Willman Real Estate. Mr. and Mrs. Wes Halvorson, son- in-law and daughter of the Schlees, will help operate the bowling alley. The Halvorsons have rented the Lawrence Stadtmiller home on Lybrand Street and will move in soon. 275 Attend Annual Farmers Banquet Here Thursday n „™,..rf on hand last Thursday evening for the Farmers Banquet which is spon- An overflow cio«dw. n handMa.• > estimated crowd of 275 was on hand for the sored annually by toe Pontile, commeic 1^.111 ^ ^ atten(Jance at the affair ^ the past 10 dinner and the program which followed, mis is 'Shown above is a part of the crowd lined up for the dinner. Postville Herald photo. years. Lutheran Welfare Meeting Planned Lutherans from 14 counties in Northeast Iowa will attend the annual meeting of the Northeast Branch of Lutheran Welfare, a child care agency of Iowa. The dinner and business meeting will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran! Church, Postville. at (i:15 p. in.,' Tuesday, February 21, the Rev, I Charles Witt, pastor. I Anies, soil conservation u ed on Page Tea) Large Crowd At Farmers Store The annual meeting of the Farmers Cooperative Society was held Tuesday starting with a ham dinner at 11:30. About 530 people were present for the dinner and the meeting, a record attendance at the gathering. Reports at the meeting indicated that the cooperative had completed other successful year in 1960. directors were elected for Throe Allamakee — Fayette AREA BRIEFS Clayton — Winneshiek Junior League Holds Bowling Tournament The Junior Bowling League held a singles tournament last Saturday at Hi-Way Lanes with the following results: 1st—Alan Nyberg 520 2nd—Lois Radloff 500 3rd—Richard Storla 479 Scores include handicap. Rolls High Game. Jack Johnson, 15. of Monona, a At the business meeting the fol lowing directors were elected: Helmuth Schutte elected to replace Duane Kamp who resigned; two year term; Orville Meyer, Lloyd Bigler and Leo Foels, re-elected to three year terms. Holdover directors are: Lawrence Kuhse, Merlin Snitker, Kenneth Schultz. Arbie Schroeder and Clinton Smith. The directors at their organization meeting following the stockholders meeting chose Kenneth Schultz as president; Clinton Smith, vice president; and Leo Foels, secretary-treasurer. Report Given. The secretary's report showed that the creamery in 1960 manufactured 1.156.880 pounds of butter produced 1,850,091 pounds of skim- milk powder, and churned 166,561 pounds of cheese. Butter sales amounted to $677,414.53 of which $648,477.22 was shipped to outside markets. Income from skimmilk powder was $218,297.60 and income Ellis - Backhaus Farm Sale To Be Held On Saturday A complete closing out farm auction will be held by Darwin Ellis and Bert Backhaus at the farm located five miles east of Postville on Highway 18 on Saturday, February 18, starting at 11:30 a. m. A complete listing of the sale may be found elsewhere in this issue of the Herald. Included in the sale are 131 head of livestock including 57 head of cattle and 74 pigs; milking equipment; hay, corn and oats; chickens; and a complete line of farm machinery and equipment. E. L. "Diz" Dean and Mayhew Eaton are the auctioneers: the Citizens State Bank, Postville, is the clerk; and Farm Loan Service is handling the sale. member of the Junior Bowling I'™"' ^he total dairy products in' League, bowled a 279 game Jr.i open ^™£ toUl ^ury P^^ ^ bowling following the tournament. I Jack's big game came on nine straight strikes with a spare and a strike in the tenth frame. • FEBRUARY YOUTH CENTER SCHEDULE During February the Postville Youth Center will be open the following nights: Saturday, February 18, 8:00-11:00; Saturday, February 25, 8:00-11:00. The Order of Past Noble Grands- is assisting with the Youth Center during February. Contributions of magazines and reading material to- the center will be appreciated. Schick Rev. E. A. The Rev. E. H. Schick, Associate ^fessof' of Christianity Greek at Wartburg College wav erly, will be the speakci at the f^J^^^s vlhies'of • — ject will be "Changeless Values m our Children—A Scripture Guide." He is a graduate of Wartburg College and the Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque. He did graduate work at Princeton Theological Seminary. Arthur Marck, Des Moines, Executive Director of Lutheran Welfare will present a report concerning services to people in 1960. Rev, Witt will act as chairman of the meeting, 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 Rumph, Jr. three year terms as follows: Roger Harris, Leo Heins and Irvin Flage, all re-elected. Holdover directors are: John A I Dickman, Eldo Sanders, Clarence I Green, Ewald Brandt, and Harvey |Lenth. The directors held a reorganization meeting immediately after the election and named J. A. Schroeder. president: Roger Harris, vice president; and Ewald Brandt, secretary. Reports Given. Reports given by Manager Roy Knight showed total receipts from the merchandise sales amounted to $409.011.33, livestock purchases amounting to $586,496.20, and cooperative sales barn sales of $914,359.94, a combined total of $1,909,Total net savings earned by members for 1960 amounted to $29,941.76. Dividend checks totaling $15,058.28,' the entire earnings of 1954. were paid to members and members were notified they will receive six per cent on store general and five per cent on preferred stock. "Bud" TnfTord, public relations and advertising manager of the Farmers Elevator Service Company of Fort Dodge, spoke to the group. J. D. Thoreson, president of the Postville F. F. A. Chapter, reported on work within the chapter. Dave Smith, secretary of the F. F. A. Chapter, told the group of his attendance at the youth camp at Madrid last August. Pirates Win The Postville Pirates defeated Monona-Farmersburg in a non conference basketball game last night, 68 to 53. The Postville reserves also won their game, 58 to 30. Costs Increase. WEST UNION —County Auditor Hazel Gehring revealed here this week that the percentage of Fayette county tax dollars going to schools had increased from 59.774 per cent to 61.213 per cent this year over last. Per cent of the levy going to city and town councils was up from 11.402 per cent to 12.036 per cent, with most of the increase in these two percentages being made up by a drop of two points, 24.475 to 22.428 in the askings of the county for its expenses. Flood Control. GUTTENBERG — An $813,000 flood control program, designed to end dangers from the types of floods which occurred on the Mississippi River in 1951 and 1952 in Guttenberg has been approved by the Corps of Army Engineers. Approval of the proposed program came last Friday in Washington, D. C. Road Improvement. ELKADER—The Clayton county supervisors adopted road improvement projects for 1961 and one is of local interest. This is the grading, draining and surfacing of the Elkader-G u n d e r-Postville road from Elkader to a point near the Norway Church. This road is then to be completed to Postville in 1962. Buys Land. ELKADER—The Clayton County Conservation Board has purchased 75 acres of land two miles west of Marquette, that is located on Bloody Run Creek, a favorite trout stream. The board plans to improve the stream and make it more accessible for fishermen. A picnic area will be provided. Farm Service Meeting Held The Allamakee Farm Service annual meeting was held Tuesday, February 7, at Waukon. A noon luncheon preceded the business meeting. Speakers at the meeting were Gene Cook, farm bureau market department, and Phil Cooper, assistant general manager of the Farm Bureau Service Co. of Iowa. At The Theatre Thursday. Friday and Saturday, February 16. 17 and 18—"Sergeant Rutledge" starring Jeffrey Hunter, Constance Towers and Billie Burke. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. February 19, 20, 21 and 22—Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray star in "The Apartment". $968,932.15 for the year. Among the items of expenses which totalled $131,066.35 were manufacturing costs of $118,506.20 and administrative expenses of $12,560.15. The average price paid for butterfat in cream was 68.51 cents; the average price paid for butterfat in milk was 68.98 cents; the average price per hundred pounds of Grade I skimmilk was 73.90 cents; and the average price per hundred pounds of all skimmilk was 72.17 cents. • The average price per pound of butter sold was 57.70 cents. POSTVILLE TELEPHONE MEETING SCHEDULED The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Postville Farmers Telephone Company will be held at Memorial Hall in Postville, 1 :00 p. m., on Saturday, February 18, according to Boyd B. Turner, secretary. The meeting will be held for the purpose of electing officers and to transact such other business as may come before the meeting. To Observe Fiftieth Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Welzel will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Sunday, February 19, at an open house from 2:00 to 4:30 o'clock at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Postville. Lawrence Wejzel and the former Alma Knodt were married February 22, 1911 at Perham, Minnesota, home of the bride's parents. They immediately went to farming on the Welzel farm now owned by their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Rolan Heins and family. They have four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friday Set As Day Of Prayer Churches, cathedrals, chapels, schools, hospitals, department stores, banks, factories, prisons and homes in 145 countries will observe World Day of Prayer on Friday, February 17. The Postville community will participate in prayer- worship service to be held at the- Community Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p. m. Friday. Women from all the Postville churches will conduct the services, using the world day of prayer theme. '"Forward Through the Ages". World Day of Prayer is sponsored by United Church Women of the National Council of Churches. Traditionally the prayer service of worship is written by women of a different country each year. This 75th anniversary service was prepared in the United States by Sue Wedell, formerly associate executive secretary of the Division, of Foreign Missions, National Council of Churches. The offerings are equally divided between projects of the Divisions of Home and Foreign Missions, National Council of Churches, for interdenominational ministries and extensive educational, medical and religious work around the world. It will also De used for two anniversary specials. The one is a massive literature program for the new Africa; the oilier is a creative mission in Alaska to assist her growing churches. An invitation is extended to everyone to attend World Day of Prayer. Following the service a coffee will be served in the church, dining room.

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