Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 15, 1961 · Page 1
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 1

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 15, 1961
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Elvers ured By Demos tor Adolph Elvers, El- rat, has been censured emocrats. The verbal which occurred in mocrntic caucus, was of Elver's voting for pportionment plan. If voted against the ould have been killed vote. He was the u c 15 Democrats In the te for the plan which enate of 58 members illation and a house of one from each county, c Democrats did not ban Elvers from fu- aucuses, as requested e Democratic Central Senate Minority floor ' Frommelt, Dubuque, 'atement Immediately • caucus which said s had taken formal acre Elvers for the foln: empt to help formulate Igncd to bring about ionment of the Iowa enator Elvers at two cuses pledged his vote, vation, to support spe- and subsequently vio- dge with full know! vote was crucial. This ... is taken with the ectations that Senator ion in the future will; trust and confidence of tic colleagues in the crs had issued a state- that when he took office he did so with ught in mind—"to do my judgment and in my conscience, would est interests of all of in his cenatorial dis- I shall do always, re- vhat the political con- iv be to me personal- or otherwise ..." ting Board. re, publisher of the adisonian, has been state printing board Norman Erbe. Moore, succeeds John Dun- emocrat. Moore, who 1 for a two year term, resident of the Iowa ation and in 1959 won n's Master Editor-Pub- 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, MARCH 15, 1961; Number 20. atrol Cars. a highway patrol cars ' ped with seat belts for y the fall of 1962, pro- or new equipment are the state executive rol Chief David Her- nounced specifications atrol cars call for seat d at the factory. Her- bitis are approved by e council, all new pa- "rcliascd from now on cd with seat belts. He e present fleet of pa- 1 be replaced by new the fall of 1962. A seat belts will not patrol cars present- ccausc of the cost of lation. "However," he eel the cost of factory be almost unnotice- id seat belts are being a safety measure for 'He said studies show seal belts brings a re- to one in the fre- atal or dangerous in- ffic accidents. If seat stalled in patrol cars, no reason to dovibt that -Herrick said he will ve ordering their use ar is moving, rick said the average seen so many fatal is a firm believer in said about 30 patrol"' using seat belts which tailed in patrol cars at •pense. manufacturers have hat all 1962 models will with attachments for allation of seat belts, trial Production, ustrial production top. illion mark last year— double the output in ing to the Iowa Manu- ssoeiation. The asso- the value of manu- ds turned out by more dred plants in Iowa last approximately $5,250,- ompared to $2,500,000,- ^icial Quits, .ary of the state execu- "for the past nine years, 'funningham, has resign- March 15. Cunning- as been at odds with orman Erbe, announced tion after conferring "ernor. The 68-year-old said ho is entitled to a of rest and leisure.' orman Erbe, announced Uon after conferring yernor. The 68-year-old said he is entitled to s of rest and leisure." ,he gave Cunningham a ending him for his pub- e of five officials serv- executive council. Oth retary of State Melvin »te Treasurer M. L State Auditor Chet "rotary of Agriculture veless' Post. urdle has been> cleared Governor Herschel his bid for a federal January 14 President dy announced his in- ominating Loveless to Nation Board which ernment contract costs, moved to Washington ed on Page Five) Conferences Set For Parents And Teachers Schedule Times For All Parents To Visit With Teachers On Test Results Parents of all students in grades seven and eight in the Postville School are being invited to come to school for conferences from 10:15 to 12:00 on any school day during the week of March 20-24. ' Parents of all students in grades three through six in the Postville and Frankville elementary school are being invited to come to school for conferences from 2:30 to 4:00 during this week. Teachers will be prepared to present the students record on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills to the parent and discuss the significance of this record. These tests cover: vocabulary, reading, language skills, work study skills and arithmetic skills. It is the hope of the school faculty that such conferences will give them a better opportunity to become acquainted with the parents and that many student problems may be discussed at these conferences. Parents with children in grades three-six inclusive will go directly to the teachers of their children in the Darling Elementary School for such conferences. Parents with children in grades three-six in the Frankville School will go to the teacher of their child at this school. Seventh and eighth grade parents are asked to come to the junior senior high school principal's of flee to arrange for such conferences. The teacher who has the student as a counselec will be called first for a conference. After that the parent will be given an opportunity to confer with any other of the stu dent's teachers that she cares tnj have for a conference. Parents with last names beginning with A to G will have their conferences Monday, March 20: H to I, Tuesday. March 21: M to R Wednesday. March 22: S to Z Thursday. March 23; and Friday March 24. all parents that could not make it the first four days. Lockrera Dairy i Supply Opens Business Here Lockrem Dairy Supply has opened a sales and service store here in Postville in the Hofer building just north of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. They will handle De Laval dairy equipment and Clay Barn equipment. The firm has outlets in Guttenberg also. The store here will handle equipment and service all dairy equipment. The announcement of the store appears elsewhere in this issue of the Herald. New Management At Hi-Way Lanes Hi-Way Lanes officially changed hands on Wednesday, March 1, with the new owners, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Schlee taking over from Mr. and Mrs. Harley Radloff, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Harley Radloff, Jr. From left to right, new lanes management includes: Wesley Halvorson and Mrs. Halvorson, son- in-law and daughter of the Schlees, Mrs. Schlee and Leonard Schlee. Herald photo. Cemetery Group To Hold Meeting Donna Leubka Wins Lighting Award Ames—Home lighting plans designed by Donna Leubka of Castalia, an Iowa State University junior, have received second place honors in applied lighting competition sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society. Miss Leubka received a cash prize for her prize-winning entry. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Leubka. she is majoring in household equipment at Iowa State. Each of the entries in the student division presented the plan, the problems, and the lighting solutions chosen to meet the needs of » family. Announcement of the awards was made at the annual Spring Lighting Conference in Des Moines. The annual meeting of the Postville Cemetery Association will be held on Saturday, March 25. 7:30 p. m.. at Memorial Hall in Postville, it was announced this week. There will be election of officers and directors and such other business as may come before the board. At The Theatre Thursday. Friday and Saturday. March 16, 17 and 18—Ray Strieklyn. Willard Parker, and Merry Anders i star in "Young Jesse James". [ Sunday, Monday, Tuesday andi Wednesday. March IS). 20. 21 and | 22—Elvis Presley and Juliet Prowse' star in "G. I. Blues". of BROMWELL ASSISTANT IN THE DISTRICT Congressman James E. Bromwell of the Second District of Iowa announced today that his Washington assistant, Lewis Veghte, Jr., will be travelling throughout the Second district from March 8-19. He may be contacted through the Congressman's office in Cedar Rapids; 90 First Avenue. N. W., phone EMpiro 4-0124. Wrestling For Junior High Ths 1960-61 school year was not only a big one in wrestling at the varsity level, but also in the junior high. A total of 42 boys in the seventh and eighth grades participated in the guidance of Norvard County Plans Road Work Here Although heavy snow of the past week has slowed road work plans in Allamakee county, plans for continued work and new projects arc now underway. Included on the program for this spring is the farm to market road in Post township extending northeast out of Postville towards the east side of the township. The stretch is four miles long. Dale Upham ha.s the contract for grading this road and work will begin when weather gets better. Culverts for the road were com pleted last fall by F. A. Moser Farmcrsburg. Cub Scouts Have Regular Den Meets Cub Scout Den VIII met March 7 at the home of Mrs. Don Martindale. Mrs. Leo Boese. Den Mother, recorded the achievements and called the meeting to order. Jim Szabo held the Flag Pledge of Allegiance was answered by telling something about a railroad. Dues were collected by the denner and Donald Martindale showed his model train in operation. Parts were assigned for the April skit. The boys started work on their bear head molds. Ronald Sander, den chief, led two games, "Indian Wrestle" and "Wheelbarrow Relay". The meeting closed with the Living Circle. Den I. Cub Scout Den I met at the home of Den Mother Mrs. Frank Tehel, assisted by Mrs. " derson r on March 7. Rl New Address The new address of Joe Ball is as follows: Joe R. Ball AA 5495907, Public Works, N. A. S. Glynco, Brunswick, Georgia. ***** |EB New Address James M. Fadness, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Fadness of Postville, graduated February 24 from Class "A" Radioman School at the Naval Training Center, San Diego, California, and is being sent to Japan. His address is: James M. Fadness S. A. 5405158, U. S. Nav Comm fac. Yokosuka, Japan, c/o F. P. O., San Francisco, California. Cook Named On Drake Dean's List 3 From Postville Serve On Jury Three people from the Postville community served on the trial jury hearing the case of Alfred C. Meyer vs. Robert J. Marting and Ella Meyer vs. Robert J. Marting. The three serving from this area were Mrs. Loren Tleyer. Mrs. Francis Hart, and Roy Kruse. The jury was impaneled on Monday of last week and the trial was concluded on Monday evening of this week. The trial concerned I matters which occurred in an automobile accident in Postville in February of 1959. Verdict Returned. The jury returned a verdict Monday evening in the case. In the case of Alfred Meyer vs. Robert J. Marting. the jury found that neither were entitled to damages. In the case of Ella Meyer vs. Robert J. Marting. the jury awarded damages in the amount of $5,336.00 to Mrs. Meyer. Corlett To Be Kiwanis Speaker Earle Corlett of Castalia (Will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Postville Kiwanis Club to be held Monday evening, March 20, at the V and J Koffee Shop starting at 6:30 p. m. Mr. Corlett will speak on his hobby of hunting and show slides on hunting in Montana and Wyoming. Members of the Kiwanis Club took the traveling gavel to Waukon last Monday evening. Jerry Burns To Speak Tonight At Banquet Athletes To Be Honored By Commercial Club; Postponed Meeting Set The annual Commercial Club sponsored Athletic Banquet—postponed from last Thursday night because of the blizzard—will be held tonight (Wednesday) March; 15, at the all purpose room of the Cora B. Darling Grade School. Tickets for the banquet are oir 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. The dinner is given annually by the Commercial Club to honor the athletic squads of the school. Parents of the athletes have been invited. Grade Program To Be Held Friday The annual grade school program, "The Happy Wanderings," will be held this Friday evening, March 17, at 8:00 p. m. in the high school auditorium. The program was rescheduled from last Friday night when heavy snow caused postponement. The Junior High Operetta has been rescheduled to be held on Friday evening, March 24. Des Moines—Gary Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Cook, of Postville, has been named to the "Dean's List" of the college of liberal arts at Drake University, for receiving a 3.81 grade point average. To qualify for the "Dean's List" a student must have a B-plus or better average, must rank in the upper 10 per cent of his college and must have taken a minimum of 12 semester hours. Cook, a senior in the college of liberal arts at Drake University, ; s majoring in philosophy. for Roll the call Allamakee — Fayette AREA BRIEFS Clayton — Winneshiek Jim Gun- The meeting wrestling under Na'af WUhouf mentioning any "^with the Flag Ceremony K names in particular he stated,!, L »,„ r.nrv Dundee. The boys "Many of these fine young boys show a natural ability in wrestling and have great promise for future starting roles in high school. With the valuable experience they have obtained in junior high their success in wrestling is assured if they continue to improve and perfect the numerous skills necessary to become proficient in wrestling. Junior high boys that participated in wrestling, include the following: Eighth grade—Glenn Bente, John Chevalier, Larry Gelo, Mark Haltmeyer, Bob Kugel, David Mohs, Dennis Trudo, Charles Bocse, Ed Handke, Dave Lawson, Chuck Lindsey, Mike Martin, Ron Sander, Dale Ellis, Marlin Harnack, Gary Heckman, Ron Hughes, Wayne Jones, John Oldag, Larry Smith, Gary White, Walt Wilkie and Fred Wilker. Seventh grade — Steven Rose, Phil Smith, Joe Solem, Terry Stumme, Bruce Turner, Dick Brouillef Craig Martin, Bruce L. Meyer, John Hoffman, Bob Schara, Dick Schultz, Ronald Berg, Darrell Crawford, Barry Hughes, Roger Koenig, Stan Krambeer, Byron Meyer, John Paulsen and DuWayne Feickert. led by Gary Dundee, spent 'the time painting their bear and lion head molds. The Living Circle closed the meeting. Hollerud Hired As Football Coach Richard Hollerud of Lyle, Minnesota has been engaged by the Postville Board of Education as head football coach and biology teacher for the high school for the 1961-1962 school year. Mr, Hollerud will graduate from Luther college this spring. He has been a member of the football team for the past four years. He has been defensive captain of the football team for two years and has been named to the all-conference football selection. He has been co- captain of the Luther college bas ketball team. For the past two years he has served as assistant coach of the Luther track team, Mr. Hollerud is a single man but plans to be married this summer. He is highly recommended by officials at Luther college. Air Strip. WEST UNION—West Union has been assured an air strip, thanks to the generosity of State Senator and Mrs. George L. Scott, the West Union Rotary club learned here Monday. The Scott's $6,200 gift to the city of West Union, partly in cash and partly in land, was made here Sunday. It provides the nucleus with which the Rotary's Airport committee proposes to build a strip 3,000 feet long and 200 feet wide on land presently owned by Mr. and Mrs. Scott, Mr. and Mrs Howard VanSickle and Mr, and Mrs. Rodney Drewes. Fire Aid. WAUKON—Three more Allamakee county townships voted Tuesday in favor of a levy not to exceed a mill and a half for fire protection purposes. The special election kept polls open from 8:00 a. m. to 8:00 p. m. Tuesday. They were: Hanover township, Makee township and Jefferson township. Mississippi Opens. GUTTENBERG—"All clear and no traffic" was the way the staff at Lock and Dam 10 here characterized the Mississippi as the River opened up during the night last Wednesday and the chunks of ice began to flow downstream. The ice had long been honey-combed by relatively warm weather and one night of warm wind had broken it up. Street Program. CRESCO — A Cresco street im provement program, expected to cost in excess of $10,000, is planned by the city council this summer, Involved in the program will be 32 blocks of seal coating, 50 blocks of dust proofing and nine blocks of street widening. Boy Scout Camp Fund Announced The Northeast Iowa Council of Boy Scouts which includes Alia makee, Clayton, Delaware and Dubuque counties together with portion of Jackson county and East Dubuque, Illinois, seek an approximate $150,000 Camp Development fund. Paul Brown, vice president of the Council, will be the campaign chairman aided by Ed McDermott, also a vice president, and William Youngman, activities chairman of Northeast Iowa Council, serving as vice chairmen of the fund campaign. Ken Rose, President of the Council, speaks about the increased boy population expansion in the Council area and the need to more than double the camping facilities. Campaign Opens April 17. The campaign opens April 17 and the proceeds will be used for the expansion of Camp Klaus, Camp Barton and Adventure Island. Snow Featured On March Menu; Melting Today It was an open winter in Postville until March arrived. The blizzard of last Wednesday brought 17 inches of wet snow to Postville blocking primary and secondary roads and bringing traffic to a standstill. Primary roads were open to travel Thursday, however, and many secondary roads were opened the same day. Streets in Postville were left with a heavy cover of snow and drifting caused stoppage on many roads until Thursday afternoon. Snow removal on downtown streets began Thursday afternoon and con tinued throughout Friday and Fri day night. Schools were closed Wednesday and did not reopen until Monday. The Athletic banquet scheduled for Thursday night was rescheduled for tonight (Wednesday) and the annual grade school program scheduled for last Friday night will now be held this Friday night. Second Storm. A second snow storm started in the area about 6:30 Monday morning and strong winds drifted the snow badly. School was called off about 8:00 o'clock and buses returned children to their homes at once. About three inches of new snow fell and there was considerable drifting. However, the storm tapered off by mid-morning and the snowfall ceased without causing extensive drifting. School resumed on Tuesday morning on schedule. A bright sun greeted the area Tuesday morning and a warming trend scheduled through today is taking the snow cover down rapidly. Electric Co-Operative Plans Annual Meet The 23rd annual meeting of the Allamakee-Clayton Electirc Cooperative will be held Saturday, March 25, at the Postville high school gymnasium. Registration for the meeting will start at 11:30 a. m. and the meeting will be called to order at 12:30. The Rev. John Leonard, who has spoken at several Wisconsin Cooperative meetings, will be the main speaker. Entertainment for the meeting will be furnished by a professional act. A large number of prizes will be drawn at the close of the meeting and prizes will be awarded to members mailing in. their ballot. Palmquist Awarded Scholastic Plaque Fred C. Palmquist, who is employed at Kittleson-Petersen Hardware in Postville, has been awarded a plaque for being the highest graduate in the Advanced Course- in Hardware Retailing which, is conducted by the National Retail Hardware Association. The plaque reads "For Outstanding Scholastic Achievement in Hie Advanced Course in Hardware Retailing." The correspondence course was completed by Palmquist recently. Good Turnout For Dollar Days Here The Postville Dollar Days sale, held Thursday through Saturday of last week, proved to be a popular event with buyers and there was a good crowd on hand in spite of bad weather. Buying Thursday was slower as town and farm families were still digging out of the season's worst blizzard. However, on Friday and Saturday there were good crowds on hand and specials were going' at a rapid rate throughout tie town. First Half Taxes Now Due In County First half taxes are now due in Allamakee county and become delinquent on April 1. according to announcement of Arthur Wendel, county treasurer. A penalty of three-fourths of one per cent is added after April 1 and the same amount each month thereafter as long as they remain unpaid. Taxes may be paid at the Postville State Bank or the Citizens State Bank. A Paul Bunyan Snow Man Three high school girls used the school vacation caused by the blizzard last week to build a 10 foot tall Paul Bunyan snow man. There was plenty of wet snow from the 17 inch snow fall of last Wednesday to build the snow man at the rear of the Hotel Commercial. It took the three girls—Valerie Luhman, Judy Masonhall, and Gail Kozelka—two afternoons of work to complete the project. Rites Held For Ben Frese, Sr. Funeral services were held Tuesday of last week for Ben Frese, Sr. of Monona who passed away on March 5 at Postville Hospital. John Benjamin- Henry, son of Herman Henry and Louisa Schutte Frese, was born at Guttenberg on October 16, 1870, and died after an illness of only a few days at the Postville Hospital on March 5, 1961, at the age of 90 years, four months and 17 days. He was baptized at Guttenberg and educated in the Iowa School for the Deaf at Council Bluffs. On October 16, 1907, he was married to Harriett Boone and they lived to celebrate their golden anniversary together. He was a cobbler by trade, although he also worked for the railroad 11 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, more than a year ago and by two children, Robert and Helen, as well as by one grandchild, one brother William, and four sisters: one in infancy, Lizzie (Mrs. Jake Whortman), Anna, and Minnie (Mrs. John Ingwerson). Surviving to mourn are two sons, Ben of Monona and Edward of Postville; four grandchildren; and three greet grandchildren; one brother, Ed of Homestead, and one sister, Mattie (Mrs. J. M. Abbott) of Guttenberg; several more distant relatives; and numerous friends.

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