Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 22, 1961 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 22, 1961
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ounds For ound On rtionment -.„„ sounded for round the reapportionment one corner we have of Representatives, in e Senate. The referee, 1 Iowa. gy 0 f both sides ap- 6 «to reapportion the . in round one, the to pass the so-called by one vote, 25-24. affirmative votes were tw0 , following four e the house overrode t'ion and passed a rot measure, 73-33. Six- blicnr.s voted for the .proposal and 15 op- n Democrats voted for -embers of the minorl- osed it. urc provides for a members, one from and a senate of 56 ch chosen from dis- nting about 49 thous- Under this proposal re would be required senatorial districts and ccssary changes after 1 census. rd Stageman of Coun- troduced an amend- rease the size of the 53 to 63 members to arge population coun- reased representation, ent was defeated by ; margin of one vote, House also beat three ins which drifted from jjectivc of a 99 member portionment bill had cd by the House com' redisricting and ret and has been for- he Senate for further vclcss' Job. pparent complications in conjunction with jrnor Herschel Love- ent to the federal re- board. Loveless, a as named last month ; John Kennedy as his place Donald Ross, a on' the little-known but renegotiation board, on is whether Ross will $20,000 a year job to 's appointed in 1955 by dent Eisenhower. The .s arise because the law ^fhe board to eliminate ofits in defense cones only that the board of five members ap- the president with the consent of the Senate." does not spell out f the members' terms at they shall serve at of the president, cr Treasurer, of Iowa has lost a treasurer. Death has ear-old Leo J. Wegmen, Tio served six years as rev in the 1930's. He ng a short illness. He puty of the Knights of om 2929 to 1932. State Car. of State Melvin Syn- sharply criticized the ing practices of other t the Iowa Executive ynhorst did so in re- was excluded from a which three council proved the rental of a for use by Governor e. Erbe, State Auditor and Treasurer M. L. attended the January meeting." aid he neither objected ed the leased car ar- o»t he protested as a rinciple. "The crux in he told reporters, "is as not an emergency ave been taken up at a ting with the press and members present." fficlal Map. fficlal state highway ready for distribution, ay Commission map w highways and chang- made during the 1960 season. This includes of interstate highway ng the year. "res for the map this • a lettered index lo- «es, the populations of wns from the 1960 cen- mpletely revised photo- uon. Anyone desiring " e map should write Building No. 2, Iowa Q y Commission, Ames, FDIC. Iowa banks have ap- wance of deposits with deposit Insurance Corp. Undoubtedly the now- Won embezzlement was ason for the banks tak- «°n. Federal officials nam e the six banks, ^i tte rs are kept Appointments. ""M to the Senate for • They are: Dr. Ed- otnmi ? ^appointment wonautic Commission; « both Dr. Garland CHv f t3 lv and Joseph ^ to the natural re- lrc Jf'TraInlnK. se tt,„ presentati ves has baS, ™«JU»eaUons-ior hieh f 8 license •9 w nP ^ se , d the lower \tS^ lncrease bar °n Page Seven) Official Newspaper for Allamakee County and the Town of Posfvifle POSTVILLE HERALD POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1961 Number 17. Ice Storm Hits Postville Area Over Weekend Heavy Coating Of Ice On Tree Limbs And Wires; Services Are Disrupted An ice storm struck northeast Iowa and Postville Friday night and early Saturday morning knocking down power and telephone lines and breaking down trees iincl aerials. Damage to trees was particularly extensive in this area. Heavy rain moved into Postville Friday night and began freezing on trees and wires immediately. The coating became over a half inch thick. Gusts of wind Saturday morning caused the heavy coated trees and wires to snap. Electric service in Postville was not disrupted for any period of time except for individual instances where lead wires from main lines were broken by falling tree branches. Interruption of service in town was not general at any time. Telephone service was interrupted throughout various portions of the town and all long distance toll lines into and out of Postville were out of order Saturday. Many individual phones were cut off and a number of farm lines were out. R. E. A. service was disrupted in individual cases but few main lines in this immediate area were broken. The ice cover remained througn Sunday. W a r mins temperatures Monday dropped lots of the ice from wires and limbs. Officers Named By The Farmers Telephone Co. The stockholders of the Postville Farmers Telephone Company held their annual meeting Saturday in Memorial Hall. Directors elected were: Arbie Hose. Harva O. Miller, and Leo Morch. all re-elected. Holdover directors are: J. A. Schroeder. Boyd B. Turner. Lorenz Casten, Arbie Heckman. George Brainard, and Arno Krambeer. At the reorganization meeting following the directors meeting, officers were elected as follows: Harva O. Miller, president: John A. Schroeder. vice president: Arbie Rose, treasurer: and Boyd B. Turner, secretary -manager. Reports Given. Boyd Turner, manager, reviewed the activities of the cooperative for the past year. He conducted a sketch of the change-over to dial service with the cutover date on October 15. Fifty-six additional phones were added to the system in the past year and a breakdown of toll service showed an increase in this department. The company plans lo add extended area service lines to Luana, Monona and Farmersburg when this system is converted to dial in 1962. Farmers Cooperative Holds Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the Postville Farmers Cooperative Society was held last week and officers and directors were elected. Officers and directors shown above from left to right, are: Back row- Leo Hems, Harvey Lenth, E. F. Dickman, Clarence Green, Eldo Sanders, and Irvin Flage, all directors- bottom row— Roy Knight, manager; Ewald Brandt, secretary; John A. Schroeder, president; and Roger Harris, vice president. Herald pnoto 1961 Creamery Officers And Directors The officers and directors of the Postville Farmers Cooperative Creamery Company were named in the annual meeting of that organization held last week. Officers and directors shown above, left to right, are: top row—Merlin Snitker, Lloyd Bigler, Arbie Schroeder, Lorenz Kuhse, Helmuth Schutte, and Orville Meyer, all directors. Bottom row—R. K. Gray, bookkeeper; Leon Olson, manager; Leo Foels, secretary-treasurer: Clinton Smith, vice president; and Kenneth Schultz, president. Herald Pho.o Rites Held For Fred J. Landt Fred John Landt was born on August 25, 1884 in Garnavillo, Iowa, the son of Karl Landt and Minnie Radloff Landt. He was baptized in the Lutheran Church at Garnavillo on October 19. 188-i and confirmed on March 26, 1899 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Monona. He died at the Postville Hospital on February 18, 1961 at the age of 76 years, five months and 24 days. He was married (o Eisie Kluss on February 15, 1907. One son, Harry, was born to this union. Following their marriage, they farmed for 29 years on a farm south of Luana They then moved to Luana, where they lived for seven years, and moved to Postville in 1942. During the time of his residence in Postville, he was in partnership with Harry Reinhardt as a painter, and later with his son and other partners. He had surgery at the La Crosse Lutheran Hospital on January 2, 1961, and was returned to his home in Postville on January 19, and later moved to the Postville Hospital. He was preceded in death by one half-brother, Herman Landt of Luana. He is survived by his wife; one son, Harry of Postville; one grandson; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, William and Charles Landt of Luana; one half-brother, Henry Landt of Postville; three sisters, Mrs. Frieda Cox of Milwaukee, Mrs. George Kluss of Monona, and Mrs. Willard Livinfiood of Postville; one half-sister, Mrs. William Heins of Luana; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Postville on Tuesday, February 21, 2:00 p. m. with the pastor, the Kev. Charles E. Witt, officiating. Burial was in the Postville cemetery. Sectional Play Continues Here; District Is Next The semi-final round of the boys' sectional tournament will be played in Postville this Thursday evening, Ihe first game at 7:00 and the second game at 8:15. In first round action. Eikader defeated Cresco. Noire Dame, 60 to 56. Curt Stoops hit 16 points for Eikader: Cletus Blong was high for Cresco wiih IS. Eikader will play Calmar. Soulh Winneshiek at 7:00 p. m. Thursday in semi -final action. Tirates Win. In first round action Tuesday nigln. Lansing. St. George defeated Lansing. East Allamakee. 76 to 66. 'Danny Jlogan was high for St. George with 2.'i: Scott Grant with 25 was high for East Allamakee. In the second game of first round action Tuesday night, Postville pulled one out of the fire in the last minute when Doug Kiesau hit a one hander from the side to put Postville into the lead, 47 to 46 for the first time since early in the second half. Roger Engelhardt added a free throw to make it 48 to 40 in favor of Postville over Ossian De Sales. Roger Engelhardt led the Pirates with 14 points and Rick Henley had 20 for De Sales. Postville and Lansing, St. George will play Thursday night at 8:15 in semi -final action. The district qualifier will be determined Saturday evening at 7:30. District Play. One section of the boys' district tournament will be played at Postville next week. Cresco, Creshvood will play Dccorah on Monday at 7:30 p. m.; Monona-Farmersburg will play the winner of the Postville sectional tournament on Tuesday. 7:30. The semi-finals will be on Thursday; the finals on Saturday. Ladies Night At The Kiwanis Club A ladies night meeting of the Postville Kiwanis Club will be held next Monday evening at the Community Presbyterian Church with dinner being served at 6:30 p. m. in the church dining room. The Rev. Kurt Hort, rector of the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Nurenberg, Germany, will be the speaker. The Lansing Kiwanis Club will bring the traveling gavel to Postville at this meeting. Dennis Speaks. Milton Dennis spoke at the meeting of the Kiwanis Club held last Monday evening. His subject was "Retinning Milk Cans.* One New Arrival At Hospital Here One new arrival, a boy, was born at Postville Hospital during the past week. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Larson, Elgin, Feb. 16, weighing 10 lbs., 6 ozs. Medical and surgical cases admitted during the week were: Medical Cases. Terry Becker, Clermont, Feb. 17. Mrs. Harry Gilson, Elgin, Feb. 17. Mrs. Julian Elliott, Monona, Feb. 19. Darlene Heinritz, Green Bay, Wis.. Feb. 20. Kathleen Freilinger, Monona, Feb. 21. Surcical Cases. Steven Butikofer, Elgin. Feb. 16. Miss Ann Wegner, Postville, Feb. 16. Mrs. Wm. Schultz, Postville, Feb. 15. Wittenberger Is Fourth In State John Wittenberger, Postville's team captain, completed the fourth and finest season of his career with a fourth place in the Iowa High School Wrestling tournament. Wittenberger, after defeating Lonnie Norman of Leon in the opening round, next lost a 1-0 decision to Larry Arthur of Clarion. Wittenberger, executing a switch reversal in the last 30 seconds of the match was barely countered By f Arthur who then hung on to protect his margin. The state champion in the 127 pound division was Daryl Brown of Jesup. Wittenberger had defeated Brown 5-1 in the finals of the district tourney held at New Hampton a week earlier. The mat coaches around the state thought that this years tournament was one of the best. Of eight returning state champions, five fell by the wayside during tournament competition. Wittenberger's fourth place finish in the state was the high peak of a career that included numerous honors. He was twice Upper Iowa Conference champion, won this years district title while being the high individual scorer of the tournament and led this years team in wins, total team points, falls and individual match points. This year John won 18 matches lost three and tied one, to give him a career record of 63 wins, 11 losses, and two ties. Postville mat mentor, Norvard Nalan stated "Wittenberger is one of the finest young men I have ever known, he has a competitors heart in a sport which demands the finest of athletic abilities. He has set a standard both as a wrestler and as a gentleman for future Pirate matmen for years to come." 18 Freight Cars Derailed Here On Milwaukee Line There was lots of excitement in Postville Saturday afternoon when 18 cars of the eastbound Milwaukee Freight No. 62 were derailed in i Postville just opposite the Rock Is, land depot. Sixteen of the 18 cars were completely derailed and smashed in varying degrees. The eastbound No. 62 was whistling its way through Postville about 2:15 Saturday afternoon. One of the cars in the middle of the train jumped the rails—the cause as yet undetermined—and 17 cars behind 'piled up. The train continued on to the east edge of Postville before stopping. The lead car of the derailed i group rolled over the street crossing of Ogden street, blocking the road. A double deck car of sheep piled up on the first car; a flatbed load of railroad wheels and trucks dumped into ..the road; a load of seed oats smashed into the sheep car; and behind were a number of cars of pulp wood logs being shipped to an eastern market. A number of sheep were killed outright; others had to be destroyed; 120 were alive and moved to pens. The front part of the train and the rear of the train were reassembled on the side track through town and the train proceeded on its way. Service on the line was not disrupted as trains could use the side track in getting around the wreck. Workmen began Monday the task of cleaning' up and re-laying track. Kiesau Pledged To Tau Kappa Epsilon David M. Kiesau, son of the Dr. and Mrs. M. F. Kiesau of Postville, was pledged to membership in Tau Kappa Epsilon, national social fraternity at Coe college, Cedar Rapids. Kiesau is a 1960 graduate of Postville high school. Rites Held For Former Resident Charles W. Gordon of Long Beach, California, a former resident of this community, passed away February 9. He was born February 8, 1880, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gordon, Survivors include two sons and one daughter of Long Beach; one brother, Milton, of Postville; and one sister, Mrs. R. C. Lindstrom of Daytona Beach, Florida. Heart Fund Drive Will Be Tonight Here In Postville The annual Heart Fund house-to- house canvass will be held tonight (Wednesday), starting at - 6:30 p. m., according to Mrs. Willard Schutte and Mrs. Leeohe Deering, town fund chairmen. This will climax the Heart Fund Drive in Postville. The house-to-house appeal' marks the high point of the campaign to raise funds or supports o the Iowa Heart Association's programs or research, education and community service. The solicitors are hoping to cover every home here tonight. There will be no callbacks, but envelopes are to be left for those not at home. "Your Heart Fund volunteer is giving time to help fight heart disease which causes over 57 per cent o our deaths," the chairmen pointed out. "Make her feel welcome and give generously." All residents are reminded that solicitation will be at residences only. There will be no business establishment solicitation and all public employees will be solicitated at their place of residence. At The Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 23, 24 and 25—"Raymie" starring David Ladd. Also showing The Three Stooges and George O'Brien in Gold Raiders. Saturday, February 25—Midnight Show. "Creature with the Atom Brain" starring Richard Denning and Angela Stevens. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 26, 27 and 28 and March 1—Alan Ladd, Sidney Poitier star in "All the Young Men". Trudo Named All Conference Ron Trudo of Postville was named as a member of the all Upper Iowa Conference basketball team by a panel of conference coaches last week. Other team members included: Charles Nolting, Waukon, Gary Bemiss, West Union, Roger Thoreson, Valley; John Nagel, Eikader and Tom Bender, West Central, tied. First Baby Of New Hospital To Receive Gifts T6 Postville Merchants Will Honor Miss (Mr.) In First Baby Contest Sixteen Postville merchants will be waiting to greet the first baby born in the new Community Memorial Hospital of Postville. They will extend a cheery welcome to- the little tot in the form of a fine array of gifts that will give the little MisS or Mr. a good start ia life. In order to qualify in the first baby contest, the winning baby must be born at the Community Memorial Hospital of Postville; the parents must be residents of this area; the exact time of birth must be certified by attending physician; applications must be received in the Postville Herald office by March 10; and in the event of a tie, awards will be distributed at committee's discretion. The complete rules and announcement of the contest appear elsewhere in this issue of the Herald. The prizes include everything that parents of a new born baby could possibly want—there will be blankets, shoes, food, and manv other baby necessities and in addition there are gifts for mom and dad. The 16 sponsoring merchants of the First Baby Contest are as follows: Anderson's Clothing, Citizens State Bank, Dereen Style Shop, Farmers Store, Waters Dairy, Harold's Cash Market, Don's Jewelry, Kramer's, Groff Drug, D Sc J Electric, Postville State Bank, Louis Schutte and Sons, Tindell Shoe Store, Schroeder's Grocery, Stunr- me's Grocery, and the V and J Koffee Shop. Ron Trudo The second all conference team included: Nate Bender, West Central; Carl Erickson, Valley: Dennis Schuldt, Sumner; Bill Wright, Ei­ kader; Ed Stamper, Waukon; and Dennis Dilly, Fayette. Honorable mention selectees were: Doug Fay, Fayette, Roger Engelhardt. Postville; Bruce Pieper, North high; Ron Bierman, North high; Dale Fridley. Sumner, Bob Garrison, Valley; and Joe Heins, Postville. Highest Bond Sales In Years The sales of United States savings bonds in Iowa during January were the highest for any month since January, 1956. Iowans invested $20,001,620 for 13.4 per cent of its 1961 quota, compared with the national average of 9.8 per cent. These sales were $1,939,941 greater than in January, 1960. F. C. O'Riley, Waukon, volunteer county chairman, reported that sales in Allamakee county for the first month were $105,931 for 11 per cent of the annual goal. "The savings bonds 20th anniversary year is off to a good start in Iowa," the chairman said. "We feel confident that our county will exceed its quota in 1961. During February, the Treasury department is paying tribute to American industry for its outstanding support of the savings bonds program over the past 20 years." January sales and per cent of quotas reached are shown for other counties in this area: Clayton county, $216,122 for 14 per cent; Fayette, $203,862, 12 per cent; arid Winneshiek, $204,387, 15 per cent. Allamakee — Fayette AREA BRIEFS Clayton — Winneshiek Petitions. STRAWBERRY POINT — With- petitions seeking a vote on the new Edgewood-Colesburg Commmunity School District well on their way to completion the next step to be taken by the group is setting of a date for and objectors hearing after such hearing is properly advertised. This school reorganization would bring together the school districts of Edgewood and Colesburg and 11 sections of the present Greeley district. Merger. WEST UNION — Citizens Advisory Committee for the North Fayette County Community school in session here Wednesday night of last week voted 29-24 to proceed with study of a possible merger between this district and the Fayette Community School district. Fire Protection. ELGIN—A petition proposing the establishment of rural fire protection for Pleasant Valley and Marion townships will be circulated in these townships' according to Elgin fire chief Elmer Lantz. Children's Home. DECORAH—Vanberia Village &r Children, Decorah's new treatment- oriented children's home, was approved this week for a license as a child-care institution hv the State Department of Social Welfare. Cubs Prepare For Pack Meet Cub Scout Den VI met February 14 at the home of their Den Mother, Mrs. Robert Brinkman, with Mrs. D. E. Tinker assisting. The boys practiced their skit which will be presented at the next pack meeting. Donald Sanderson and Randy Brinkman furnished popcorn balls for treats. Rites Held For Henry Schultz Funeral services were held Friday, 2:00 p. m.. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Luana for Henry W. Schultz. 83, who passed away February 15. The Rev. L. W. Reuther, pastor of St. John's, was in charge of the rites. Burial was in the Lutheran cemetery, Luana. Henry William Schultz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schultz, was- born April 26. 1877 in Grand Meadow township, Clayton county. He was baptized in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Postville in 1878 and in 1890 was confirmed in the same church. On March 4, 1908 the deceased was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Splies to which union one daughter was born. After marriage he farmed one vear on what is now known as the Courson farm, four and one-half miles west of Luana. The following year he purchased the farm now known as the John Doerring farm where he lived for two years. Due to his wife's illness he sold that farm and built a home in Luana. For 21 years he worked as a carpenter and helped to build many of the homej in the Luana community. On February 1 he was taken to Postville Hospital where he passed away Wednesday, February 15, hair­ ing attained the age of 83 years, 10 months and 20 days. His wife preceded him in death. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frederick W. Clark of Canaan. Connecticut; one grandson, Edward J. Clark of Hartford, Connecticut; and two great grandson^ Steven William and Robert Edward:

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