Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 22, 1961 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 22, 1961
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Official Newspaper for Allamakee County and the Town of Postvllle rtionment The islators hues have already passe on reapportion- the House would re- ate and the Senate lion the House. This Iowa legislature saw reaklhrough in this -both houses agreeing themselves. I the House went c so-called Shaft plan "enator David Shaft, blican) which had approved by the final House vote was s t of three steps to Iowa legislature mplished. The next c the 1963 legislature measure in identical third step is to sub- sal to a vote of the orman Erbe issued a ving the House ac- 'e Shaft measure "z forward in proper r of the people in the bly." On the other the legislators from urban counties dis- tisfaction with the One termed it "the plan would reduce the House fjrom 108 ing a representative unty. It would innate from 50 to 58 elected from dist 47.500 population; could be crossed in istricts whose popu- not vary more than om the average, i e t s would be es- i commission of five the Republican and rties. vote in the House bstitute plan offered Chalupa, Pleasant "can. Chalupa's plan up a House of 128 ring one from each ties and giving extra to the large popula- Chalupa proposed a embers with 49 com-county districts and uth County, the larg- ;area. His plan failed Stanley, Muscatine aid the Shaft plan epresentatives of 24 owa's population veto legislation. He said 1 control the Senate, nties will control the ;y said he supports e house on area and population "but this ouse is not an area courthouse house. It very long." ional Districts, has been raised as to owa House may have on its congressional easure. The House plan to reduce the congressional dis n by a vote of 67 to e House took the ac- etting official word ton of the reduction r of Iowa congress- legislators feel the was "officially pre- ad Funds. yal is building up in 'slature over the dis- oad funds. The Sen- committee has given oval to a sliding scale e road fund allocation ier this plan the road cation by 1964 would t of the primary high; 38 per cent to sec- and 14 per cent to ns. .ities and towns get secondary highways and primary roads 42 Ndition municipalities cent off the top" of re it is split, w's Roads. '.the Iowa Good Roads announced that million was spent in my roads and inter- ction during the last e total of $75 million $4 million from the fed Consent, "ouse has passed and enate a bill establish test requirements for Known as the im .law, it provides any ng a driver's license med to have given his emical tests if he is spicion of operating le while intoxicated, could refuse to take test, but his license oked for 60 days, on and six months t offenses. As final e measure provides could choose a breath m place of giving a POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Sixty-Ninth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1961. Number 21. John Kittleson Resigns Post As A Trustee Submits Resignation To The Town Council; No Action Taken Yet John H. Kittleson, chairman of the board of trustees of the Community Memorial Hospital, has turned in his resignation from that office to the Postville Town Council. The resignation is dated March 7. A special meeting of the town council was held on March 13 to consider the resignation. The matter was tabled at that meeting. Another special meeting of the council was held on March 15 with hospital trustees J. H. Kittleson, L. W. Casten and Paul Schutte being present. After consideration of the matter of the resignation, the council deferred action until later. Kittleson was elected to a six year term on the board of trustees of the hospital on November 5. 1957, his term beginning January 1, 1958. He has served as n trustee three years and two months during which time the new Community Memorial Hospital was planned, financed and built. Other members of the three member board of trustees are L. W. Casten. elected to a six year term November 3, 1959, and Paul Schutte. appointed by the town council on December 4. 1959 to serve out the unexpired term of Louis Schutte. who resigned, a term which ends January 1. 1962. Spring Vacation At School Cut To One Day, Friday Students in the Postville Community School District will makeup the days lost for snow vacation by having a much abbreviated Easter vacation this spring. The Board of Education at its regular meeting last Monday night decided that school will be dismissed at 2:30 p. m. on Thursday, March 30. Classes will resume at 8:30 on the morning of April 3. This will give local students only Good Friday as a vacation. If there is further vacation because of roads, it may become necessary to eliminate even this short vacation. 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. Allamakee — Fayette AREA BRIEFS Clayton — Winneshiek NEWS FROM ... Those In THE SERVICE by Of BUI. has passed and sent a bill to permit un to be requisitioned research organize te was 42 to 6. debate was climaxed m of three children had been saved by rgery, which was de- search on animals, tovides research or- hose purpose and fa- proved by the state ~ent to requisition dogs that are tin­ ners or unsold. The 9 would pay the a dog. The measure I on Page Ten) Rites Held For Albert Gilson Albert Preston, son of John P, and Elizabeth Segrist Gilson, was born in Post township. Allamakee county, Iowa, March 16. 1889, and died suddenly at his home in Wan kon March 12, 1961, just four davs before his 72nri birthday. A year ago last October he suffered a stroke from which he never completely recovered. He lived his entire life in Allamakee county, getting his formal education in Evergreen rural school and being a long-time member of the Volney Methodist Church. On August 2, 1911, he was married to, Minnie L. Winters and they went) to farming on the Philip Gordanier farm in Post township. They then farmed in Linton township, near Volney for 33 years before moving to Waukon 13 years ago. For many years he was an active member of the Farm Bureau. He was preceded in death by a number of brothers and sisters in infancy and two sisters in adulthood: Lucy (Mrs. Seward Swenson) and Dot (Mrs. Anton Kolden). Surviving to mourn are his wife at the home in Waukon; five daughters, Frances (Mrs. Fred Miene) of Luana; Lois (Mrs. Gaylord Moose) of Monona; Geneva (Mrs. Laraldo Wahls) of Postville; Alice (Mrs. Francis Rooney) of Steuben. Wis consin; and Hazel (Mrs. George Beisker) of Monona; 24 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren: three brothers, John and Orie of Waukon and Fred of Des Moines; one sister, Reva Steiber of Waukon; one aunt, Mrs. Lucy Roffman of Waukon; one uncle, Peter Perman of Garber; many more distant relatives; and a great number of friends. Rites Held For Mrs. Fred Landt Mrs. Fred J. Landt, nee Elsie Sophia Kluss, the daughter of Henry Kluss and Elizabeth Garms Kluss, was born in Allamakee county on July 19, 1888. She was bap tized in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Postville on November 24, 1888 and confirmed on March 23, 1902. She remained active in the life of the Church throughout her life. She died at the Community Memorial Hospital on March 18, 1961, at the age of 72 yearsi seven months and 28 days. She had been hospitalized as the result of injuries received from serious burning. She was married to Fred J. Landt on February 15, 1907. 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, moving to Postville in 1942. One son Harry, was born to this union. She was preceded in death by Sell Hospital Building. GUTTENBERG—The old Riverview hospital building, which for a decade served the community as its only hospital, will be sold and the proceeds of the sale will go into the New Community hospital. Sale of the building, a well located brick structure on River Park Drive overlooking the Mississippi, has been put in the hands of a committee of three trustees of the institution, Russell Schroeder. Sr., C. H. Harris and C. E. Tuecke. With Navy Caribbean (FHTNC) — Ernest R. Osland, fireman apprentice, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Osland of Waterville, is serving aboard the heavy criuser USS Newport News participating in an annual training exercise in the Caribbean. The Newport News is scheduled to visit Puerto Rico and Jamaica during the exercises. * * • • * City Dog Licenses. SUMNER—City dog licenses will be required by owners under a new ordinance regulating dog ownership in Sumner, adopted by the Sumner City Council. A fee of $1.00 will be assessed for each j male dog, $1.00 for each spayed dog and $3.00 for each female dog' not spayed. Failure to pay the li-' cense when due will result in assessment of a 50 cents per month penalty. Propose Reorganisation. ELKADER — At an adjourned meeting of the Clayton and Delaware County Boards of Education held Friday. March 10, at Edgewood, the joint board gave its unanimous approval to the petition calling for the formation of a new school district to include the present Colesburg and Edge wood School Districts in their entirety. PS New Address The new address of Louis Gilster is as follows: Louis E. Gilster 549-57-69, T. D. Box 9, Point MUGU, California. ***** te Completes Training Camp Pendleton (FHTNC)—Ma­ rine Pvt. David A. Helgerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Helgerson of Postville, completed a four- week individual combat training course, March 10, with the Second Infantry Training Regiment, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. Pipe Arriving For Gas Mains Two carloads of pipe have arrived so far for the Peoples Natural Gas Company for installation of gas mains here in the near future. It is expected that six or seven carloads will be needed to complete the job in town. About 780 joints of two inch pipe, average of 40 foot to a joint, have been received for laying of gas mains. In addition another carload of li" pipe has been received for hooking individual installations from the main. A house-to-house canvass is now being made by the company explaining the natural gas program. Teacher Salaries Raised By $200 At Postville School Contracts, in most cases with a $200.00 increase in salary, were offered to members of the Postville faculty for the 1961-1962 school year by the Board of Education recently. Mrs. Hoven and Mrs. Barlow have resigned as their husbands will graduate from Luther this spring. Miss Paulson has resigned as she has decided to attend college next year. Miss Barton has resigned because of her approaching marriage. Other elementary teachers whose resignations have been accepted by the Board of Education include Miss Targeson, Mr. Knoploh, and Mrs. Meyer. All other elementary teachers have indicated their in tention to return next fall. Other teachers in the junior- senior high that have indicated by resignation that they don't plan to return are Mr. Armstrong, Mr Nalan, Mr. Kuhens and Mr. Steege. Mr. Kuhens will attend graduate college under a government grant All other high school teachers nave signed their -contracts for next year. Cemetery Group To Hold Meeting 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. her parents; her husband, just one month ago; one sister, Lizzie, Mrs. Fred Dahms of Postville; one bro- 1 ther, George, of Postville. She is survived by her son Harry, of Postville; one grandson; six- great grandchildren; one brother, Emil Kluss, of Waterloo; two sisters, Mrs. Mathilda Brandt of Decorah; and Melinda, Mrs. Gene Hawkins of EI Monte, California and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Postville on March 21, at 2:00, with the pastor, the Rev. Charles E. Witt, officiating. Burial was in the Postville cemetery. To Let Contracts, DECORAH — Final negotiations with all property owners along Highway 52 from Calmar to Decorah have been completed, clearing the way for contract lettings on April 11. Those contracts will cover widening and paving of the 9.4 mile stretch between the two towns. Cub Den Prepares For April Skit Cub Scout Den VHI met March 14 at the home of Mrs. Donald Martindale. Mrs. Leo Boese, Den Mother, called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Roll call was taken and dues were collected by den- ner Donald Martindale. The boys gave their bear molds a second coat of paint. A discussion on train whistle signals was led by Mrs. Boese. The boys began practicing for the skit to be given at the April pack meeting. Games were played and the meeting closed with the Living Circle. Den I. Cub Scout Den I met March 14 at the home of their Den Mother, Mrs. Frank Tehel, assisted by Mrs. James Gunderson and den chief David Tehel. The meeting opened with the Flag Ceremony. The boys worked on their bear and lion head molds. A discussion was held concerning games for the next pack meeting. The meeting closed with the Living Circle. Den Vn. Den VII met March 14 at the home of Mrs. Lorenz Willman, Den Mother. All members were present. Bradley White held the Flag for the Flag Ceremony. Denner Reggie Tehel collected the dues and called roll, which was Former Resident Given Club Award Paul H. Topel of Mason City, a former resident of the community, has been named a member of the President's Club of the All American Life and Casualty Company. To earn membership in this club, the representative must meet the highest qualifications of the company and produce a specified volume of sales for a one year period, comparable to a million' dollars in life insurance. The company handles accident and sickness insurance only. Review Made On Basic Skills Tests At School One New Arrival At Hospital Here Every new marine receives combat training upon completion of recruit training. The course includes instruction in the latest infantry tactics, scouting, and patrolling, first-aid, military explosives and defensive positions. swered by naming a kind of train Den chief Bill Burling placed a long paper train on the floor and each boy read about a different section of the train. They finished painting their wolf and bear head figures. A game called "Change Cars" was enjoyed by the boys. Terry Winters brought the treat. The Living Circle closed the meeting. At The Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 23, 24 and 25—Van Heflin and Charles Laughton star in "Under Ten Flags". Saturday, March 25 — Midnight Show. "Circus of Horrors" starring Anton Diffring and Erika Remberg. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26, 27, 28 and 29—Doris Day, Rex Harrison and John Gavin star in "Midnight Lace". One new arrival was added to the Community during the past week at the Community Memorial Hospital. A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hale, Postville, March 18, weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz. Medical Cases. Mrs. Albert Henkes, Monona, March 15. Joann Metzger, Clermont, Mar. 16. Mrs. Clifford Osmundson, Postville, March 17. Bruce Radloff, Postville, Mar. 17. Mrs. Obert Harris, Postville, March 20. Surgical Cases. Mrs. John Martins, Postville, March 19. Christine Kittleson, Postville, March 20. Mrs. Leland Walby, Postville, March 20. Scholarship in grades three through eight of the schools of the Postville Community School District appears to have improved over a year ago as evidenced by the results of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. These results show the students as a whole achieving about average for the state. Results of these tests show improvement especially in the Darling Elementary school. All grades in this building showed better than average results except the third grade. Greatest improvement for the year appears to be in the fourth grade according to these tests. The fourth grade of the Darling School ranked better than 68 per cent of the fourth grades in the state, the fifth grade ranked better than 66 per cent of the fifth grades; sixth grade ranked better than average for sixth grades in the state. The third grade, in the Darling Elementary school ranked better than only 40 per cent of the third grades in the state. The best showing on these tests in the Frankville School was made by the fifth grade. This grade ranked better than 80 per cent of the fifth grades in the state. The rest of the grades in the school ranked lower than they ranked last year as a whole. The third grade ranked three per cent, the fourth 12 per cent and the sixth i grade three per cent. The seventh grade made a slightly poorer showing on the tests this year than last, but the eighth grade improved slightly from last year. The seventh grade ranked at the 30th per centile last year as a sixth grade, but ranked only at the 27th per centile this year. This year's eighth grade ranked at the 18 per cent last year, but ranked at the 24th per centile this year. This means that approximately 75 per cent of the seventh and eighth grades around the state ranked higher than the Postville seventh and eighth grades. Members of the faculty are studying the results of these tests and will make an effort to teach to remedy the weak points as shown on these tests appears to be in the field of vocabulary. This has been one of the weakest points for several years. Electric Co-op. Annual Meeting To Be Saturday The Rev. J. Leslie Leonard To Be Speaker; Many Prizes Are Offered The annual meeting of the members of the Allamakee-Clayton. Electric Cooperative will be held in the Postville high school auditorium on Saturday, March 25. Registration will begin at 11:3© a. m. and the meeting will open at 12:30. The Rev. J. Leslie Leonard, who- has spoken at several Wisconsin Cooperative meetings and has the- reputation of being one of the outstanding speakers regarding the cooperative programs, will be the main speaker. The meeting will include the election of three directors, two- from Fayette county and one from. Clayton county. Candidates tor the offices are: Otmar H. Bruns, Monona, and Oliver Mueller, Garnavillo, both of Clayton county; Harry Arthur, Hawkeye, Joe M. Dinan, Elgin, John W. Graham, Hawkeye. and Harry L. Olesen, West Union, all of Fayette county. In addition to the ballot for the election of the directors, balloting: will also be held for the purpose of amending the articles and bylaws. Program. The program includes: 11:30 to 12:30 — registration of members; 12:30—meeting called to order by Joel Clark, president, invocation by the Rev. W. T. Martin, and secretary's report by Harry L. Olesen, secretary; 12:45—president's report; 1:00 — annual report by Manager Kermit James; 1:25—report of Earl Miller, delegate on Dairyland's board of directors; 1:35—report of nominating committee by Chairman Rodney Drewes, introduction of candidates, appointment of judges of election and tellers, explanation of voting procedure and explanation of by-laws and articles of incorporation by Joseph B. Steele, cooperative attorney, and the casting of ballots for directors and amendments; 2:05 — introduction of guests and county agents: 2:10—address by the Rev. J. Leslie Leonard: 2:50 — entertainment by professional talent; 3:20—announcement of election results; 3:25— election of Dairyland delegates, awarding of door prizes; 3:45—adjournment. A large assortment of electrical appliances and equipment will be given as prizes. Bowling Teams In State Tourney Two bowling teams from the Big-Four Bowling Association represented Postville in the state: bowling tournament at Bettendorf last Saturday and Sunday. Final results of the tournament are not known yet and will be announced, when all scores are computed. The town teams representing Postville were: Representing the Meadow Gold team—Clarence Tindell, Don Heins, Roger Fuelling of Monona, Wilson Lange and Dr. E. J. Swella of Decorah; representing the Hi-Way Lanes team—Don Olson, Harold Peck, Harley Radloff, Jr., Dwaine Wolter and Carroll Kamin of Luana. Football Coach Rites Held For Mrs. G. Russell Mrs. Gustave Russell of Ossian, who had been ill about a month, died Tuesday at Postville from a heart attack following surgery. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from Schutte funeral home, and burial was in the Postville cemetery. Mrs. Russell, the former Julia Tollcfson, was born December 22, 1906, daughter of Joe and Ellen Larson Tollefson. She had lived in Ossian rural community. She and Gustave Russell wcie married October 23, 1922, at Dubuque. Mr. Russell remains, as do the following children: Norman Russell of'Coggon, Nancy Russell of Woodward, Mrs. Lynn (Lillian) Winters of Postville, Mrs. Kenneth (Joyce) Marti of Lansing, Mrs; Gladys Ochoa of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Grant (Lois) Marti of Waukon. There are 24 grandchildren. Living sisters are Selma of Minneapolis, Rose of Lansing, Jo hanna of Strawberry Point, and Tillie of Des Moines. Educated in the Gunder school Mrs. Russell was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran church. Richard Hollerud Richard Hollerud of Lyle, Min nesota has been engaged by the Postville Board of Education as head football coach and biology teacher for the next school year. Hollerud will graduate from Luth er 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. Savings Bonds Sales Are High Sales of United States savings bonds in Allamakee county during February amounted to $123,367, giving the county a two-month total of $229,299 for 23 per cent of the 1961 quota. National average for the two-month period was 18.7 F. C. O'Riley, Waukon, volunteer county chairman, reported that February sales of Series E and H bonds in Iowa were $14,769,334, making a two-month total of $34,770,954. "This is the largest dollar volume of sales in Iowa for the first two months of the year since 1956," the chairman said. Two-month sales and per cent of quotas made are shown for other counties in this area: Clayton county, $395,448 for 26 per cent; Fayette, $299,897, 18 per cent, and Winneshiek, $327,859, 25 per cent. Girls Phys. Ed. Teacher Hired Miss Linda Nelson of Marcus has been engaged as girls physical education instructor for the 1961-1962 school year. , Miss Nelson will graduate from Iowa Wesleyan college at Mt. Pleasant this spring with a major in physical education and a minor in biology. Mrs. Janet Barlow, present physical education teacher, has resigned as her husband will graduate from Luther college this spring. Junior High Operetta Mar. 24 Way Up On Old Smoky by Ellen Lorenz is the operetta the junior high will give on Friday, March 24, at 8:00 p. m. This is the story of mountain people in the southern Appalachians. Cindy, young school teacher of Windy Ridge, lights a candle every night, awaiting the return of her fiance, William, whom she had sent to the city two years ago to study singing She rejects the admiration of Sam. who lives in the neighboring cabin. Her Grandpap, who seems lazy, but in reality has a finger in every pie, has secretly written William, urging him to come back, guessing that William 's return will result in Cindy's awakening to her love for Sam, instead. The church choir, directed by Cindy, has met at Grandpap 's cabin for a rehearsal and a welcome to the new minister, when William, now a successful singer, returns to Windy Ridge with his entertainment troupe. True mountain hospitality is extended the visitors, and an evening of singing and other entertainment follows. There are 70 students participating in the production this year with Elsie Marting playing the part of Cindy, Ann Christofferson as Sue Ellen Buchanan, Robert Szabo as Clem Buchanan (Sue Ellen's father), Mike Abernethy as Cindy's Grandpap, and Marilyn Smith es Cindy 's Grandma. Grandpap 's dog, Mournful, is played by Lew Klinge, Sam Carpenter is played by David Mohs, and Mark Falb as Fran kip Davis. The new preacher at Wta- dy Ridge, Mr. Johnson, is Allen Schneider, and William is played by Kenneth Lowell.

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