Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 8, 1961 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 8, 1961
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Official Newspaper for Allamakee County and the Town of Postville ying idance Juniors ational rship Tests ree Juniors at the ommunily high school ational Merit Scholar- Test, Russell P. ,.e Director, an- ay The test was ad- at the high school arch 7- All students to be considered for nrships to be awarded to take the test at that ng the test were: Bartz, Ginger Schrader, -n', Pnm Albright. Marean Helium, Jay Thedc,, rcson, Douglas Kiesau, th. Luther Larson, Re- 1 elle, Judy Masonhall, Anne Schutte, Dave '. Sandy Radloff, Alan rk Miene, James Eno, me. Robert Reynolds, n Wey. ying test is a three- nation of educational . The test is the first seventh annual compeer-year merit scholar- ded by the National arship Corporation and g corporations, founda- ations, and individuals, er of scholarships awar- year depends upon the onsor participation. In holarships were awar- ere provided by 115 317 by the Merit Cor- Jhere are 3,'I32 merit ending 391 colleges in academic year. of students who take ...arch 7 will be report- schools before the end g semester in time for advisers. The scores many high schools to make decisions about ndance and field of . students who do not in a scholarship take order to learn more individual strengths esses in the areas the test. ,000 semiflnalists, the ers in each state, will arly next fall. Names alists are published in vhich is distributed to and to other sources aid for undergraduates, eir names and test ent on cards to the col- express an interest in their first or second e order of preference POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE,NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Sixty-Ninth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1961. Number 19. Dollar Days This Weekend For Shoppers Merchants Are Offering Many Special Buys In j Big Event Before Spring Postville Dollar Days. Postville merchants have set Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 9, 10, and 11, as a special selling event in the community. Many specials are being offered as will be evidenced by the ads appearing in this issue of the Herald. Dollar Days was timed with the near arrival of Spring this year with a wide variety of merchandise being offered in nearly every line. Plans for this selling event have been underway for several weeks and merchants are prepared for the "swing into spring." Postville retail stores will be open Friday night until 9:30 p. m Town Council In Regular Meeting On Friday Night The regular monthly meeting of the town council of Postville was held last Friday evening. Claims amounting to $4,537.57 were audited and ordered paid. The following permits were issued: cigarette permit to Hi-Way Lanes: Class "B" beer permits to Emil C. Schultz and Frank Tehel. Approval was given to Robert Martindale and Enos Muchow to attend basic training course for sewage works operators and water plant operators to be held by Iowa State University, Ames, at Monticello for nine weeks beginning March 22. Vienna Boys Choir To Be In Concert The Vienna Choir Boys, often called the world 's most beloved choir, will bring the current Community Concert season to a close Thursday, March 9, when they appear at C. K. Preus auditorium in a. concert of sacred music, folk songs and costume operettas. Concert time will be 8:15 p. m. Doors open at 7:30. and admittance will be by Community Concert membership card only. . Appearing here on their 17th sold-out tour, the music of the Vienna Choir Boys has also thrilled many more through their appearances on Cinerama. Omnibus, Perry Como show, and their many recordings. ifmalist will be asked second examination, repeat their high per- Vill become finalists in program. "Winners of arships will be selected alist group on the basis cords and recommenda- scores. extracurricular leadership ability, and ents outside the class- finalist is awarded a f merit attesting, to his performance, olarship stipends are financial need. The award is $100 and the is $1,500. The average "rded to freshman merit I960 was $827. Each constitutes a form of 1 insurance," since the y be increased at any student's financial situa- es during the four-year e scholarship. Supple- ants are usually made to which the Scholars ional 25.000 students, se- national basis, receive commendation for their mance on the qualifying students are considered awards made through oration, and their names cores are also sent to : and second choice col- Sophomores End With 15-1 Record Th Postville sophomore basketball team coached by Ronald Armstrong, ended its season by beating Monona 40-24. for a record of 15 wins and one defeat. The only defeat was a 55-42 loss to Elkader. The .tj'oung Pirates avenged their defeat, by beating the Warriors in the return match at Postville. As a team the Pirates averaged 50 .1 per game, a 13 point bulge over the opponents average of 37.3. The Pirate attack featured a fast break with Robert Berg leading the scoring with a 15.3 per game average. Don Smith was next with a 8.7 average followed by Richard Schupbach with an 8.0 average: Dick Thoreson 6.8; Larry Peck, 5.5. As a group, this handful of sophomores lost only one game in three years, since they were in eighth grade. Members of the team are: Don Smith, Larry Peck. Keith Meyer. Richard Thoreson, Richard Sehup- bach, Robert Berg, Richard Storla, Wayne Corlettc. Mark Zivman, .lay Thede, Wayne Messier, Michael Bigler, Gary Munclt. 33,600 Trees On Order In County "Allamakee County farmers have ordered 33,600 trees to date through our office to be used primarily for reforestation and erosion control," James Barnes, U. S. Soil Conservation Service said today. "The majority of these trees have been ordered from the State Conservation Commission Nursery at Ames." "We usually have several inquiries each year about trees for windbreaks," B a r n e s continued. "Trees from the State Nursery are not to be used for windbreaks or ornamental plantings. However, planting stock for these purposes can be ordered from any private nursery and we have price lists from at least two nurseries whose prices are quite reasonable. These nurseries list red and white pine, Norway and white spruce, red cedar, and American arborvitae in addition to other species which could be used for windbreaks. About 26 trees would be required to plant 100 feet of a two row windbreak. Prices vary according to species and size, but the price range is from $3.50 per hundred for seedlings to $12.50 for transplants." Anyone interested in planting a windbreak is invited to stop at the SCS office in Waukon for information. Grade School To Present Annual Program Friday "The Happy Wanderings" will be presented this Friday,, March 10, at 8:00 p. m. in the high school gymnasium. All students from kindergarten through sixth grade will participate in this grade program As John, a sixth grader, recalls the things he did in his years in grade school, each grade will portray some activity that it does, every day. They include such different things as learning to read, exploring space, and have a Valentine party. Seek Improvements At Memorial Hall First Baby Born In New Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Klinge of Postville are the parents of the first baby born at the new Community Memorial Hospital in Postville. Mrs. Klinge is shown holding the new arrival, a boy, born at 12:15 a. m. Monday. February 27. Sixteen Postville merchants will shower gifts on the new baby and its parents. Herald 60 second photo. Kathy McNei Given Award For Editorial Miss Kathy McNeil, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe McNeil of Postville, and a senior at De Sales Central high school at Ossian, has taken the first place award in the Winter I960 Writing and Photography contest sponsored by the Iowa State University Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi. Students placing first, second or third in the contest are named to the Iowa High School All-State staff and are invited to Ames during Vishea to attend an awards banquet and publish he Theatre , Friday and Saturday, i and 11—"The 39 Steps" enneth More and Taina March 11 — Midnight ck Contino and Sandra in "Daddy-O". Monday, Tuesday and March 12, 13, 14 and derFella" starring Jerry Wynn, Judith Anderson, va, Robert Hutton and ia Alberghetti. ora McNally s Birthday ra McNally, of Postville, her 85th birthday on Those present for dinner Cecelia Steele, • of Wn- has been staying with ally for the past few • and Mrs, Leo McNally, . & Randy, Mr. and Mrs. Nally of Postville, and Hy of Luana. ii visitors were Mrs. ambeer, Mrs. Bill Schis- d Ann, of Ossian, Twila McNally, Katie Meyer, abel Meyer. S WILL AXJKON Kiwanis members will Waukon next Monday take the traveling gavel anis Club there. Mem- eet at the V and J Cafe for Waukon about 6:00 Hansmeier, Allamakee cssor, was the speaker at g of the club held Mon~& He reviewed the re Program on real estate ess'tng procedures set up "i the county. Cancer Crusade Meeting Set Anyone interested in volunteer work in this years Cancer Crusade is invited to attend the Allamakee county kickoff to be held at the Farm Bureau building in Waukon, March 23, 7 :30 p. m. , Arthur Stock Material for the crusade will be Material iui — - - , Ar thur handed out and I exp am d. Att .uu Stock, executive director Iowa Division of the JJ1V1S1W1 Cancer Society, will be the speaker. Mr. Stock attended Iowa State Teachers college where he received his B. A. degree in 1949. He joined the Iowa Division staif in 1955 because of a personal desire to contribute to the fight against cancer. Recently Mr. Stock coordinated the Iowa Division portion of the nationwide epidemiological survey, a vast six-year study designed fo evaluate the living habits of more than one million Americans as a means of determining the degree to which environmental factors relate to the incidence of various types of cancer. edition of the Iowa State daily. The contest was open to all staff members of school publications whose articles appeared in print from September to December 1, I960. She will receive a certificate of merit entitling her to the award. Her editorial is as follows: And It's My Fault. "Do you get a thrill out of speeding along a highway? Do you like (ho feci of the cool wind in your face on a hot summer day? If you do. take heed of my warning. It could happen to you! "A sunshiny summer day is no time to sit around the house, so we thought too. With all good intentions, my two picnic-minded friends and I set out on an all-day trip of just riding. With no emphatic reason for hastening, for we had no destination, we just seemed to go faster and faster along the wind ing stretch of highway. All toe soon I realized I hadn't given myself sufficient time to slow down for the oncoming curve. The corner was much too close and as I came to the full realization of what was happening I suddenly became panic-stricken and my hands came free of the wheel. Too late my friend grabbed for the wheel as we careened toward a high embankment. The next moment was the most horrible moment of my life. Upon opening my eyes I saw my two friends, or what was left of them, lying beside mo. My dearest friend's mangled and decapitated body lay not more than three feet away. The other friend lay tin- conscious nearby. "That was six 1-o-n-g years ago. I pray God every night that He will forgive me, and for my friend eternal rest. But the anguish that still tugs at my heart, for what was definitely my fault, never seems to • »„„v, mnnWi on visitor's Trout Hatchery Bought By State Title to the big Spring Trout Hatchery northwest of Elkader in Clayton County was assumed March 1 by the State Conservation Commission. The 10,000 gallon per minute flow at the spring provides the largest known volume of trout water in Iowa. When the transaction was completed, K. M. Madden, superintendent of fisheries, said, "This will be the primary trout production station for the Conservation Commission." He later added that the purchase will assure improved trout fishing in future years despite the periodic droughts that previously cut fish production. Commissioner George Meyer of Elkader began negotiations for the 21 acre area in August of 1960 and the option was accepted by the Commission November 2 of that year. Besides Big Spring's large water output, the flow rate and temperature of 48° are constant throughout the year and don't change over the years which has been a problem at the other two state hatcheries in northeast Iowa. Crowding of the immature fish during the drought periods has created serious difficulties in previous years at the Backbone and Decorah stations. Trout need water of constant cold temperature for continual healthy „„„ j growth. Fisheries personnel expect special improved qualitv of the fish to be Allamakee — Fayette AREA BRIEFS Clayton — Winneshiek Ice Breaking Up. GUTTENBERG — "It looks like the Mississippi is going to open early this year" was the verdict handed down this week by LOCK- master V. K. Abbott at Lock and Dam 10 as he discussed the relatively warm weather that has featured the past several weeks. Much of the River in the pool above the dam actually is open now and the ice covering the remainder is rotted and thin for the most part. Utt-'iJ Xt.J grow less. Each month on visitor day I visit the sanitarium to see my young, beautiful friend, unaware of anything since that terrible day; now a living corpse. As she sits with that continuous blank look on her face, I realize, all to late, that she will never have fun again. "And I know—it is my fault—my fault—my fault." stocked this spring without any increased feeding costs as a result of the purchase. Another feature of the area is the 24 rearing ponds which make possible research and management studies at any of the three cold water fish hatcheries. The purchase also eliminates the development of another planned trout rearing facility and also the rental of additional rearing ponds in the Elkader vicinity. Both the Backbone hatchery at Strawberry Point and the one at Decorah will continue operations although modified to act as finishing stations. Finishing trout includes sorting the fish and putting on the final weight gain before being stocked in the 42 spring-fed trout streams of northeast Iowa. All of these streams are found in nine counties: Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard, Jackson, Mitchell and Winneshiek. They total approximately 100 miles in length. One New Arrival At The Hospital There was one new arrival registered at the Community Memorial Hospital in Postville during the past week: A baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Benving of Monona, March 5, weighing 7 lbs. 15 ozs. Medical and surgical cases admitted during the week include: Medical Cases. Mrs. Martha Suddendorf of Monona, March 1. Mrs. Richard Chicken, West Union, March 1. Ben Morch, Postville, March 3. Carrie Cummings of Clermont, March 4. Mrs. Agusta Ihde, Monona, March 4. Mrs. Celia Kohls, Elgin, March 4. Mrs. Harry Gilson, Elgin, Mar. 5 Charles Capper, Elgin, March 6 Mrs. Mel Kohler, Elgin, March 6 Lucie Christen, Elgin, March 7. Surgical Cases. Jacob Friederich, Elgin, Mar. 2, Mrs. Dennis Schmelzer, Postville, March 2. Mrs. Gus Russell, Ossian, Mar. 3. Approve Bond Issue. STRAWBERRY POINT —Strawberry Point voters gave their approval to the $16,500.00 Band Room addition bond issue in voting here Monday. 471 voters went to the polls and of that number eight spoiled their ballots, thus making 463 as the total of good votes cast Of this number. 298 voted "Yes' and 165 voted "No" to give the issue the impetus that it needed. Villa I/Ouis. PRAIRIE du CHIEN. WISCON- sin—Honors for the historic home of the Dousman family will be bestowed on the Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien by the National Park Service. In the very near future official announcement of listing the well preserved home on the list of National Parks Monuments and historic sites will be made. Tourist Area. MONONA — Representatives of communities in seven counties in the tri-state area have taken the initial step toward forming an organization to promote their growing tourist industry. They are: Jo Davies and Carroll in Illinois; Grant and Crawford in Wisconsin; and Dubuque, Jackson and Clayton in Iowa. Fifteen men and women representing II organizations of the town met at the V and J Koffee Shop on Wednesday evening last week. Discussion was held showing interest in favor of having improvements made in the kitchen and dining room of Memorial Hall. Members of organizations represented at the meeting included: Business and Professional Womens Club, Club of The Hour, Commercial Club, V. F. W. Auxiliary, V. F W. Post, Legion Auxiliary, Legion Post, Brotherly Love Lodge, Eastern Star, Rebekah's, and Odd Fellows. The subject is being discussed in the various clubs represented by those present at the meeting. Senior 4-H Boys Win Tournament The senior boys of the Grand Meadow Go-Getters 4-H Club won the Clayton County 4-H basketball championship on March 4 at Elkader when they defeated the Marion Happy Hustlers with a I score df 42 to 31. Dick Thoreson scored high with 14 points while Rex Carlson and Paul Schierholz were tied with 10 points each for second high scores. The junior boys also played for the championship but were defeated by the Peppy Pointers with a score of 32 to 37. Rex Carlson was high- with 18 points and Paul Schierholz was second with nine points. Myra Heins, reporter. Blizzard Socks Postville And All Of The State Athletes Will Be Honored At Banquet March 9 Jerry Burns, New Iowa Football Coach, Will Be Speaker On Program The annual Commercial Club sponsored Athletic Banquet will be held Thursday night, March 9, starting with a 6:30 dinner to be served in the all puroose room of the Cora B. Darling Grade School, according to Charles Fishback, club president. Tickets for the banquet are on sale by Commercial Club members. Wives are invited this year. Speaker for the program will be- Jerry Burns, new head football coach at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Mr. Burns will bring" with him a member of the football team at Iowa and will probably show a game film from last years season. The dinner is given annually by the Commercial Club to honor the athletic squads of the school. Parents of athletes have been invited for the occasion. Parents will pay the regular meal cost. A howling blizzard with heavy wet snow struck across Iowa and Postville Tuesday night and this morning closing all roads and bringing traffic to a complete standstill. The storm, similiar to the ones two years ago in early March, has dumped over 10 inches of snow on the area and strong winds have caused extensive drifting. We Arc Sorry! The storm has caused us to miss pictures to be printed in this issue of the Herald. The mail service was knocked out and delivery of cuts to us was not made this morning for printing. We will print them in next week's issue. Kindergarten To Register Soon Parents in the Postville Community School District who will have children entering kindergarten next fall are asked by school officials to register their child during the week of March 13 through March 17. Registration will be in the Cora B. Darling grade building from 2:45 to 4:30 Monday through Thursday and from 2:45 to 4:00 on Friday. A child must be five years old by October 1, 1961 to be eligible to attend kindergarten. A birth- certificate must be displayed when the children are registered. Holstein Herd Completes Record The Holstein-Friesian Associa tion of America has announced a new lactation average for the reg istered Holstein herd of Lawrence and R. Schultz, Luana, have 35 completed production records aver aging 13,652 pounds of milk and 470 pounds of butterfat. Lactation averages are calculated on the commonly-employed two-milkings a day, 305 days, mature equivalent basis. This provides a uniform basis for comparison and selection in registered Holstein breeding programs. Iowa State University supervised the weighing and testing or produc tion as part of the official herd testing programs of the national Holstein organization. School has been called off for the day. The only traffic moving in Postville this morning are cars with chains and then just on the plowed out main street area. This storm system has been preceded by two other major storms which moved through the state Friday night and Sunday night. A total of 1.50 inches of moisture was recorded in these two storms as rain, freezing rain and sleet. Rain and snow brought .65 of an inch of moisture Friday night and Saturday morning. A thunderstorm Sunday night brough rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow, totaling .85 of an inch of moisture. The freezing rain left a glaze of ice over roads and streets and iced trees, telephone and electrical lines again. Nalan Resigns As P. H. S. Mat Coach Harold Burshtan, Postville high school principal, announced that Norvard Nalan has resigned his position as head wrestling coach at Postville, effective at the end of the school year. Nalan's team won seven and lost four meets this year. Cresco accounted for half of the defeats, with Class "B" run- nerup Jesup and Decorah also posting victories against Nalan's mat squad. Nalan is a former mat star at Mason City high school and at the University of Michigan. While at Michigan he won three Big Ten individual titles and twice won NCAA titles. Nalan was twice selected as the outstanding wrestler in the Big Ten. In addition to coaching wrestling at Postville the past two years he assisted in football, and taught Junior high science. He intends to stay in the coaching Held, but as yet his plans are undecided for next year. Railroad Is Theme For Cub Scouts Cub Scout Den Vni met February 28 at the home of Mrs. Don Martindale. Mrs. Leo Boese, Den Mother, recorded the achievements and called the meeting to order. Alan Mork. assistant denner, held the Flag for the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call and dues were collected by denner, Donald Martindale. Mrs. Boese began a discussion on railroads. Donald Martindale showed his model train and part of his scrap book. Ronald Sander, den chief, led the game "Runaway Cars". Each boy was given a "Genius Kit" based on the theme for February and formed various objects and then all guessed "What's It?". The meeting closed with the Living Circle. Donald Martindale furnished the treat. Den VII. Den VII met February 28 at the home of their Den Mother, Mrs. Lorenz Willman, with Mrs. Don White assisting. Denner Reggie Tehel opened the meeting. Bradley White was Flag Bearer for the Pledge to the Flag. The denner called roll and collected dues. Everyone was present. Bill Burling was welcomed as the new den chief. He helped the boys as they continued painting their wolf and bear head molds. Douglas Turner brought a treat. The Living Circle closed the meeting. Den IV. Cub Scout Den IV met February 21 at the home of their Den Mother. Mrs. Harvey Jarms. assisted by Mrs. Arno Gunderson and Jack OI- dag. Assistant denner Gary Gunderson called roll and collected dues. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The group then went on a hike and observed the train wreck that had occurred the previous week. A treat was furnished by Mrs. Gunderson. The meeting closed with the Living Circle. Cub Scout Den IV met at the home of Mrs. Jarms on February 28. Roll call was taken and dues were collected bv denner Timmy Hale. The meeting opened with the Pledge to the Flag. Meeting time was spent painting I.inn heads and Cub Scout busts. The treat was furnished by Mrs. Jarms. The meeting closed with the Living Circle. Den VT. Cub Scout Den VI met on February 28 at the home of their assistant Den Mother. Mrs. D. E. Tinker. The meeting was opened with the Flag Ceremony. The boys put the first coat of naint on their Bear head molds. The rest of the time was spent in playing shuffleboard. Valley Wins District Crown Valley high of Clermcnt-Elgin won the district 10 basketball finals held at Postville last Saturday night by defeating Elkader. 85 to 73. John Nagle, Elkader star, was out of action in the game because of an emergency appendictomy. Even without him, the Elkader Warriors made a battle of it for three quarters. Valley led 56 to 66 at the end of three quarters at which time Elkader's Bill Wright fouled out and Jim Engelhardt followed a minute later. Then Valley- went on to score 29 points in the fourth quarter while Elkader could muster only 18. Stoops scored 24 points for Elkader and Torson hit a whopping 37 for Valley. Semi-Final Action. Elkader of the Upper Iowa conference, completely outclassed Decorah, Northeast Iowa conference representative, in semi-final actiofl Thursday night, 62 to 47. The Warriors played without their high scoring center John Nagle, who sat out the game with a sprained ankle. Bill Wright and Curt Stoops carried the bulk of the scoring by hitting 19 and 16 points, respectively.

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