Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 5, 1945 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 5, 1945
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1945. Number 5. The Forest Prince, School Operetta, Tuesday, Dec. 11 Name Winners in Jr. Hi Declamatory Contest; Other News at Schools Some Outstanding Films Will Be Shown At Iris* Visitors passing through the cor- rldors of Postville high school lately mvc henrd strains of Tschaikowski floating on the nir. The music intrigued them into asking what, where, low and when. In reply to these Queries they were told of "The Forest Prince," an operetta in three acts, with nusic from Tschaikowski. It will be jivcn next Tuesday night, December |l, at eight o'clock in the new gym- lasium by the glee clubs, i The plot is laid in Russia during the latter part of the sixteenth century *A. D. Tatiana. a princess of Russia, 83>layed by Gretchen Zieman, is held for ransom by the Cossacks. Although Dmitri, prince of Russia and her fiance, Russell Harris, is general of Tsar Mikhail 's army, he is too cowardly either rescue Tatiana or defend Russia Against invading Tartars. Vaslav, chief Cjl the Cossacks, Dwight Marston, goes "tip the Tsar's court to get the ransom. , 35ie result is agreeable to both sides, <vHUt Vaslav realizes he and Tatiana s 'have fallen in love. They both realize a princess of Russia just docs not Marry a common Cossack. As they about to part, a startling announcement is made which leads to a surprise ,-«tdmg which you'll not want to miss. *'fj$The operetta is directed by Miss ^donslancc Smeby with the help of - v ^Uss Doris Allred. The accompanist is Jean Douglass. Other members of the ','CfSl are: Sonia, a bluff, hearty, but /friendly Cossack girl, Vivian Osmund«Jn; [van, a friend of Sonia and Vaslav, >•' afgreat joker, Charles Hoth; Tatiana's *SLady - In - Waiting, Shirley McNally; ' Hytch, a Cossack, next in rank under ,'Vbslnv, Art Schultz; Mother Vanya, an Old woman of the tribe of Cossacks, •iHosella Opsand; Tsar Mikhail, the aged • (tiller of Russia, Kenneth Timmerman; Pxince Dmitri, prospective husband of *rjTatiana, general of the Russian armies. • Russell Harris; Jester at the tsar's court, Keith Olson.' All in all, it promises to be a very . "entertaining operetta which you won't want to miss. Five Firsts In Ucclum. Five first places were awarded to contestants in the junior high defamatory contest which was held in r*\t |S n 'K" school assembly Monday " yjffinlng. ^s^ln the dramatic division, Janice Schroeder received a I; Nancy Kncc- •,1and, II; and Marlene Schupbach, II. iljftick Klingbeil, Mildred Foley, Lorna ^jjhman and lone Winter were awarded.*' firsts ir/ the humorous division. , TJboso receiving other ratings in that division were: Dixie Cook, II; Neil Rima, III; Bernadine Kugel, II; Jack ' Meyer, II; and Ralph Gunderson, III. *|Music for the event was furnished "'TO* Marlene Schupbach, Dixie Cook ^*'4i 'r«i Anna Marie Heins, who played pjftnn solos, and a group of girls who (SatMIss Margaret Corkery coached the ••ijSS 'elve contestants. Judges were Mrs, /tffijjii L. Evans, Mrs. J. T. Humphrey and wSfa's. E. C. Marston. Schedule of Events, njs ^vjpec. 7, Basketball game, Sumner Manager L. E. Palmer has secured bookings on several outstanding productions which are to be shown at his Iris Theatre during the coming winter months. First off, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights he will have here, 'Incendiary Blond," the dynamic film that has been so enthusiastically received everywhere sinco it's release. Betty Hutton has the lead role, supported by Philip Cordova and Barry Fitzgerald. It is filmed in technicolor and is loaded with comedy and music. Sunday and Monday "Out of This World" will be shown here. Eddie Bracken, Veronica Lake and Diana Lynn are co-starred, and Carmen Cavellero, Ray Noble, Joe Reichman and Henry King and their music lend added color to this production which everyone will enjoy. Tuesday and Wednesday in addition to being Cash Nights will bring to the Iris a double feature, Gary Cooper and Paulette Godard in "Northwest Mounted Police," a spectacular thriller, plus the mystery-drama, "Carribean Mystery," that should make for a well-rounded program to all Iris patrons. Former Postville Girl's Husband Passes Away Word was received here last week of the passing on of Harry Grabar, 30, formerly of La Crosse, Wis., and husband of Dolores Muchow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Muchow, former residents of this community. The Grabars have been living in Cleveland, Ohio, the past six years and death occurred there Nov. 25. Burial was in Sacred Heart cemetery at Owatonna, Minn. Mr. Grabar is survived by his wife nd five children, his mother, two sisters and seven brothers. Bring Your Gifts Now For "Yanks Who Gave" As announced last week, Arthur F. Brandt Post, American Legion, and the Legion Auxiliary arc urging all who wish to donate gift items for the "Yanks Who Gave" program, to have them at Luhman & Sanders store on or before next Monday. This is in line with a nationally sponsored program whereby wounded, sick and disabled veterans will be remembered with gifts at Christmas time. The local shipment of gifts will go to those confined in the Schick hospital in Clinton. When you are shopping for your gifts remember these- fighters who have given so much to their country and purchase an extra gift for them. Books, stationery, games, toiletries, smoking supplies, men's accessories, etc., are desirable items for inclusion in the box that will be sent from here December 10. Members of the committee in charge of the local collection Pauline Standi, Mrs. George Huebner and Mrs. Ray Douglass. , ' Odd Fellows' Santa Claus To be Here December 24 It's certain now that Santa Claus will come to Postville on Monday, De- „pec. 11, Hi High School Operetta, tec. 14, Basketball game, Monona iOrc.) ec. 18, Basketball game, Fayette re.) ec. 19, Grade Christmas Program ec. 21, High School Christmas ty. ec. 22, Vacation starts. San. 5, Basketball game, West Union (ere.) 'pn. 7, School resumes. (Continued on Page Two) [rates and Junior High Take Games From Luana , a w ore nea thq ip'8 isy the The Pirates smothered the fighting Sana Ramblers basketball team here Jesday night by a score of 58 to 8, fth Livingood of the Pirates sinking | points for high man. Postville led Sto 3 at the end of the first quarter, ho 4 at halftime, and 41 to 7 at the tee-quarter mark. We Postville junior high team also pn ifeeir game from a like squad pm Luana, the final score being 44 •11. Dean Gunderson and Eugene Ima were high point men, eaoh prlng IS points. The score at the Permission was 26 to 4 in favor of [c looals, Sumner Here Friday. Che first Upper Iowa Conference |mc will be played here Friday night ucn Sumner comes to meet the S rates. There will bo two games, the rtain-ralser being scheduled to start 7i80.p. m. Four Farm Auctions Set For This Month Being Announced Few farm auction sales have been held in' this community this far compared to a year ago, but last week end Henry Landt of south of Luana, Geo. Schultz living five miles north of Castalia, Walter Pilgrim of near Frankville, and John S. Brandt at Castalia came in to order advertising for sales they will hold within the next few weeks. Henry Landt has rented his farm to his son-in-law, Harold Lenth, who takes possession March 1 when the Landts will move to Postville, into the house they bought from Mrs. Julius Heins. He has set his sale for Thursday, Dec. 13, starting at 12:30 o'clock. He offers two head of horses, 300 Austrn white pullets, baled hay, Boone oats and a full line of farm machinery, tools and some household goods. Eaton Waters is the auctioneer and the Luana Savings Bank is the clerk. An advertisement appears in today's Herald with a full listing of the property to be offered. John S. Brandt has set Friday, Dec. 14, for his sale of stock and household goods. Further particulars are not forthcoming at this time. George A. Schultz has chosen Satur day, Dec. 15, at ten o'clock for his sale, at which he will offer 37 head of Holstoin cattle, ten head of horses, 55 feeder pigs, "150 White Leghorn pul lets, 200 hens, baled and loose alfalfa and clover hay, Iowa Control oats, 2,000 bushels corn, an exceptionally large and complete line of farm machinery and tools, and some house hold goods, The Washington Prairie ladles will serve dinner; Eaton Waters is auctioneer and the Ossian State Bank will be the clerk. Mr, Schultz has purchased his mother's home in Postville and be cause of ill. health is retiring from farming. His advertisement will appear in next week's Herald. Walter Pilgrim' is' quitting farming and has rented his farm. He sets Saturday, Dec. 22, at 10:30 o'clock for holding his sale which will be cried by Eaton Waters & Ryan; the Citizens State Bank is the clerk and Frank ville Indies will serve lunch. He offers four horse?,- 22 head' of Holsteln and Hereford cattle, 160 Austra White pul lets, 25 tons hay 'and a full line of farm machinery, all of which will be listed in an advertisement to appear In the Herald before the sale day, All of these people have chosen the Postville Herald's Farm Sales Advertising Service to promote their sale, comber 24. Word to this effect was eceived by the Odd -Fellows and the communication from the North Pole headquarters of old Saint Nick was ead at the Odd Fellow's meeting last Friday night. According to Santa's letter he will pull into Postville, rain or shine, sometime around two o'clock in the afternoon loaded down with treats for all the children in this community, who ire invited to meet him and receive their gifts. As has been the case in the past few ears, the Santa Claus trip here is sponsored by the Postville Commercial Club, with the Odd Fellows acting as helpers to handle the distribution. \j .< Boyd Turner Is Named To District Scout Office ) Bo.vd B. Turner of Postville was elected district vice chairman of the Boy Scout organization for northeastern Iowa at the annual meeting hcld^at rjew Albin last Wednesday night. *?Floyd Larson of Waukon was namccPchairman, and Harold Gaunitz of Lansing and Dr. Charles Stewart of New Albin were named members of the executive committee. A district court of honor was held in connection with the bean feed and meeting at New Albin. POSTPONE PUBLIC SALE OF SCHULTZ FURNITURE The inclement weather of last Satur day caused Mrs, Joe Schultz to post pone tho public auction of her house' hold goods and other personal items Howard Voelker Receives Iowa State College Award ^Howard H. Voelker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Voelker of Postville, has been named winner of the Borden Agricultural $300 Sgholarship for 1945 at Iowa State College. ] This announcement of the annual award by the Borden Company was made by Dean H. H. Kildee, of the Agricultural Division. Kildee said the award is made to the agricultural student who enters his senior year with the highest average grade of all eligible students. Voelker is a Dairy Husbandry student at Iowa State, and will be graduated next March. He attended high school in Farmersburg and was graduated from Postville. While in high school, Voelker was a member of the Future Farmers of America and the 4-H organization. In his 4-H work, he had four grand champion dairy heifers at the Four- County Fair held in Postville. He served as president of the county 4-H club and was county health champion. At Iowa State College, Voelker served as president of the Block and Bridle Club, and was president of the Agricultural Council. He also was a member of the varsity football and baseball teams. Now Collecting Books For Shipment to Russia Local people have been asked to join in the campaign for books to be shipped to Russia where libraries and book publishing houses were depleted during the war. In Iowa the state library association and Iowa Federated Women's plub are co-sponsors of the collection. \ Boolis, preferrably classics of the English language, arc to be taken to the Postville public library before December 12, where Mrs. Myrtle Aitchi son, librarian, will prepare them for shipment. The library is open Mon day, Wednesday and Friday afternoons of each week. Nazi SS Members 'Tough Cookies" Says Dick Meyer Local Boys Continue to Arrive From Overseas, Some With Discharges .{T/5 Richard Meyer, son of Mr. and IVJrs. Fritz F. Meyer, arrived home last Weihe Farm Is Sold— It's Only Third Change Brueckner Purchases Miller's Drug Store I ,'Jqlni D. Brueckner of Cresco on Tuesday purchased and took possession of the Health Service Store from Mrs. H. J. Miller, who has been operating the store since last spring, when she Purchased it from the J. M. Thoma heirsTA MfTBrueckner, a native of Dyersville, is a graduate from the College of Pharmacy at the State University of Iowa in the class of 1942. For the past two years he has been a pharmacist at Cresco. His father operates a drug store in Dyersville and his brother has a drug store at Calmar, so he Is well qualified and comes naturally by his profession in which he has grown up since he was a boy. Mr, and Mrs. Brueckner arrived here Monday and have taken living quarters temporarily in the Mrs. S. C. Baily home until the apartment over the drug store is remodeled to receive them. Store Name Changed. The name of the store has been changed and hereafter will be known as the Brueckner Drug Store. A full line of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, toilet articles, gifts, novelties, candles and smokers' supplies will be carried In/addltlon to the continued operation of the fountain and luncheonette service Installed by the Millers when they took over last spring. Mr, Brueckner has an announcement on page 8 of today 's Herald, to which we call the attention of our readers, Mr. and Mrs. Miller have made no definite plans for the future, but for the time being will continue to make their home In Postville, The building which Ihe drug store occupies, and / Mrs. John C. Weihe last week purchased the 94-acre farm of Mrs. Wm. H. Weihe in Grand Meadow township and will take possession next March 1. The land adjoins the home farm of the former. Arthur Helgerson, who recently purchased his father's farm, has been the tenant on the place.. Vrhe late Wm. Weihe bought the land from the late Governor Wm.,Larrabee in 1890. Larrabee acquired it from the U. S. government, so this is only the third transfer of the farm as shown by the deed gince the Indians roamed in these parts. ^ To Fete Servicemen At Commercial Club The Postville Commercial Club will entertain all discharged war veterans and those home on leaves and furloughs at its December meeting to be held in Masonic Hall on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 13. This announcement should be considered as an invitation to all of these people if the committee has not personally contacted them. The boys are returning home so fast at present that none should be overlooked, the committee says. The evening's program will open with a dinner at ( 6:30 o'clock. A number of the returned veterans have agreed to speak informally of their travels and experiences while In the service, Others will be given an opportunity to be heard during the eve ning. Following the program the club will hold a brief business meeting which will be followed by the usual smoker. Come out to this meeting, servicemen; the members of the club will deem it a privilege and a pleasure to have you as their guests on Thursday ; ™v lo \ to Friday afternoon of this week. Please note 1 her advertisement on I which is owned by the Millers, was another page ot today's Herald, not Included in Tuesday's, deal, County in 8th Place In Victory Bond Drive At Half-Way Mark As the Victory Loan drive enters upon the last half of the campaign to raise the final funds for the war recently so victoriously concluded, Allamakee county finds itself in eighth place in the sale of E bonds among the counties in Iowa. Figures from the state chairman give this county recorded sales totaling 77.73 percent of our quota as reported to them by the Federal Reserve Bank at the close of business November 29. The four northeastern Iowa counties are well up toward the top of the list, Clayton in 12th place with 73.45 percent, Fayette in 13th place with 71.87 percent, and Winneshiek in 45th place with 56.07 percent. The county war finance office record shows that last period sales of E bonds ran to $46,967, a decided gain over previous ones, and so approximately $62,000 is needed to roach the quota set for us by the state office. The county figures also show that 1,489 persons have now purchased their bonds in fulfillment of their pledges. There are still close to 2.500 persons who must buy bonds In this drive to reach the number who pledged to buy in this final drive. While this number seems alarmingly high, the county war finance committee is not too pessimistic about the final outcome and predict the county will wind up near the top as it has in all previous drives. Many of these 'tardy" buyers are those who pledged $25, $50, $100 or $200, and since the larger subscribers have acquired their quota, these smaller buyers will doubtless fulfill their pledges before Dec. 26, when the final reports must be mailed to the Federal Reserve Bank in order that the county may get credit in the Victory Loan Drive. The Eighth or Victory Loan drive is our final opportunity to invest in these good interest-bearing securities, and t a remarkable thing is the surprising number of people who realizing this, are putting much more than their pledged amount into this Victory loan issue—and deem it a good investment. BUY YOUR BONDS TODAY TOO! evening, December 13. GALE WELZEL IS CHAMPION IN CORN GROWING CONTEST /'A crop of 80.91 bushels per acre won tne corn growing championship of Al lamakee county in the 1945 national DeKalb hybrid corn growing contest |it,w_as learned tills week. RMGale Welz el of Postville Is the corn grower who has made this outstanding yield- In this locality in competition in which thousands of farmers from 19 principal com producing states par tlclpated, according to offlciulsof this biggest corn yield competition?) ' ' ' ' -HI"" **"™''"** LUTHERAN BROTHERHOOD TO SERVE OYSTER SUPPER The Brotherhood of St. Paul's Lutheran church are announcing their annual oyster supper on another page of today's Herald. The event is set for next Tuesday evening in the dining hall of the church, with serving to start at 5:30 o'clock, See their advertisement on page & .1 PURPLE HEART AWARDED. ,' Mr, and Mrs. Henry T. Huebner have deceived the Purple Heart medal from the Army Air Corps, awarded to their son, Sgt. Dwayne Huebner, posthumously. Sgt. Huebner lost his life over England on March 7, 1945, only a short time jiter he had arrived In that country, \ Wednesday afternoon after having served in the army since February 12, 1943. He was given his honorable discharge at Camp Grant, 111., last week upon his return home from Italy where he had served since September 13, 1943, in the 235th Quartermaster Transportation Corps of the Fifth Army. Richard says 25 of his companions on the trip back to the States were accompanied by Italian brides, but he'll settle for a good American girl when the time comes for him to settle down. In his line of duty it befell him after the fighting ended in Italy to transport German prisoners to detention camps and he learned a good deal of what went on inside these people's think tanks. The average German soldier was easily handled. But the SS members. Hitler's elite, specially trained men, were ever making trouble. "They were tough cookies," he said. Many of them tried to escape from the trucks and were shot down by machine guns by their guards. The German soldiers couldn't understand how the American army, composed as jt was of Jews, Germans, Irish, Norwegians, Italians, Russians and people of all nationalities got along, so well together. They had been told we were set on killing off the German nation. But. Richard says, they soon became quite chumy with the Americans and found them much different than their leaders had told them. Richard wears the Mediterranean Theater of Operations ribbon with four battle stars, the good conduct ribbon, the Victory ribbon, the Presidential Citation ribbon, but best of all, he says, his discharge badge. Kelleher, Harrington Return. Mrs. Robert Kcllehcr went to Great Lakes, 111., today where her husband, Lt. Robert Kelleher, expects, to be given his discharge from the Navy. He recently arrived in this country from service in the Pacific area. Captain Robert Harrington, with his wife and son, is expected here tomorrow morning for a visit in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cy Harrington. Captain Harrington recently arrived in this country after service in the army air corps in India and China. Wilbur Frye Visits Here. T/5 Wilbur Frye, a Luana lad, arrived home last week on a ten-day furlough, after which he will go to Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, where he hopes to get his discharge. In the army since July 1941, Wilbur has been in Hawaii, Guadalcanal, New Caledonia, and Leyte in the Philippines from where he returned to the States. He wears the Philippine Liberation ribbon, Asiatic- Pacific ribbon with bronze star, the good conduct ribbon and the Victory ribbon. He was with the amphibious tractor battalion and served overseas 14 months. His wife and family have been living in Elkader while he was in the service. f . .• Orlando Loftsgard Out. / Sgt. Orlando Loftsgard, son of Mr. ancT'Mrs. Ole Loftsgard, who had served for 26 months in the European theater of operations, received his discharge from the army at Camp Grant, near Roekfard, 111., Saturday. )His wife left Sunday afternoon for Chicago to meet her husband and they will visit there for several days. Johnnie Brandt Gets Around. We have our first Christmas greeting card. It came from John Brandt, Radioman Second Class, along with the following Interesting letter: "Dear Bill—After a long delay I am back Bgain with another letter, If it may be called such. At present we are tied alongside a dock at Mare Is- (Contlnued On Page Eight)

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