Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 12, 1945 · Page 1
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY,. DECEMBER 12, 1945. Number 6. School Operetta Is Postponed To December 19 Illness Cause of Change; Tumblers Are in Action; Other News at Schools The school operetta, "The Forest fPrince," which was to have been held |in the school auditorium last night, Jhad to be postponed because of the fillncss of many of the cast of charac- ers. Fully one-third of the entire en- Jrollment in high school wore absent jltf/fyesterday because of illness. | The operetta will be held on next * ^LfjWodnesday evening, December 39, ptarliiig at eight o'clock. ' s Grades Present Christmas Program. S A Christmas Sermonettc Told By Hugh Shepherd The iff "junior grade school children and high pupils will present a -Christmas program December 20, at 7:30 p. m., in the new auditorium. The junior high will sing carols from foreign lands and each grade chorus "will sing a carol that is familiar to all. i (There will be a pantomime, "The Birth of Christ," taken from Luke 2:1-18. and rMBtthew 2:1 and 2, 7-11, j The render for this is Clctus jReincke; Mary. Peggy Kerr: Joseph, v^Plck Klingbcil; Angel. Dorothy Hcins; .'JJhrce shepherds, Floyd Schultz, Clctus /Winter and Keith Muchow; three wise ,-.'linen, Floyd Thornton, Ronald Gulsvig •and Morgan Thcophilus; soloists will Gretchen Palas and Harriot Mayer, ; .*?tmd the pianist is Lorna Luhman. It ''Is directed by Miss Constance Smeby. I There is no admission charge and the •public is cordially invited to attend. Tumblers Begin Work. A little boy at the game last Friday tvriight kept asking, "When are the (tumbler 's going to tumble," and sovcr- others have expressed this same •.^pinion. Such is the interest springing - ; Jip as the basketball season begins and fpeople remember the flashy girl tumb- f- ; /^Ts who performed at games last year. JlyYcs, the tumblers have begun again ru the crowd at the game last Friday ^•Witnessed. There are eight out for this -','qjort this year. They are Lorraine uptown, Mary Enyart, Violet Gordanier, .Rtitn Elaine Green, Joyce Hangartner, vJyfery Sanders, Beatrice Turner and Eileen Winter. These girls will flip, ^somersault, jacknife, turn cartwheels and everything that would break your 'neck if you tried it in their future performances at the coming games. ,$S&, Junior High. , JfKThe following pupils in seventh and <$j||hth grade had A in spelling: Dick '•"«Seisrl.s, Dixie Cook, Richard Cayton, -Ipiwell Schroedcr, Dorothy Althouse •'•ajfljp Marlene Schupbach in seventh nfwgde; Mildred Foley, Roland Folsom, "fj^prna Luhman, Merlin Schroedcr, , ^Ve'rda Mae Schultz, John White and lorte Winter in eighth. kVijThe eighth grade history class is Spying the Civil War. Lorna Luh- linfn, Bernadlne Kugel and Mildred ,^Spley gave a book review of "Uncle i^jrotn's Cabin." §S_ Sixth Grade, '"^"his week the students have been fterested in giving oral reports on jibvies and radio programs they like their English classes. ^Making original Christmas cards and jbm decorations has kept the chil- fcn occupied during art classes. | Fourth Grade. (The fourth grade had a spelldown \ filling the past week. The boys' side 'jn against the girls' side. Those who :eived perfect Friday papers are: iarlos Schroedcr, Buddy Peterson, 5Jbert Freso, Patsy Folsom, Jane jyer, Dale Muchow, Billy James, jgirln Muchow, Elaine Meyer, Charles }rlng, Noel Cook and Dean Gulsvig, Third Grade. )ne of the rending classes has just J||mpleted a unit of stories about SfjMniols. Jerry Kllngbeil, Janet Over ^H>, Janis Christofferson, Dcllene fhultz and Carol Ann Schufle con ibuted additional information about favors, raccoons and ground hogs, .language classes for the past week lye centered around the require j|nts for good description. The best scrlptions of people were written by mia Christofferson, Juanita Inv Site, Jerry Kllngbeil, Francis Nelson jltz Palas and Dellene Schultz for gjpdnesday's class, Second Grade. |The second grade is busy making irlstmas decorations in art class, joy are drawing and coloring three irlstmas scenes. Three of our pupils, Zoe Thoreson |hn Schultz and Douglas Ruckdaschel ive had perfect spelling records from |e beginning of the year. First Grade. ! Thursday the children made red and een chains to decorate the room for irlstmas. S HIs classmates are glad to have Tom Bh back In school after nearly Ave wks' absence, , Wc arc coming to the close of another year, and that means that Christmas is not too far away. And here in our town the children are happily looking forward to Santa's coming. Made possible by the Odd Fellows lodge and the Commercial club, his visit is a noble act, cheering the hearts of not on,ly the children but the older folks as well. Although the Christmas customs and legends which we enjoy increase and vary from year to year, the season's true meaning remains an inspiration to all. The age old Christmas story of the birth of Christ in a manger in the inn's stable where Mary and Joseph had gone because there was no room in the inn for them .... the coming to Bethlehem of the wise men who followed the star in the east .... the shepherds who were visited by the angel of the Lord while they watched their flock at night .... and heavenly host saying "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men." It is a fitting time for us to direct our thoughts not only to providing food, shelter and clothing to the needy of the world, but also providing to the spiritual needs of humanity. Let us not say we have no room or time for the teachings of the Child born in the manger. Instead, let us remember that no man spoke as He spoke and let us think and talk of the teachings of Him who died because He dared to teach the Truth. As He looked on each man as a brother, so let \is seek be ( tter understanding of our fellow man. Let us live in peace! In closing, I will say that God in His wisdom has given us a beautiful world in which to live and have everything f we but use it for His use and not ibuse it. As Christmas draws near let our thoughts go back to the babe in the manger—let us emulate His life ;\nd not that of the innkeeper who had no room for the unfortunate. Let us lend a helping hand to all and let us particularly try to help those who are sorrowing for their loved ones. I Let Work Contracts For Frankville Road And Nearby Projects The three and one-half miles of the Frankville road extending from high way 51 northwest to the Winneshiek county line is slated to be regraded and surfaced next spring, it was an nounced by the state highway commission at Ames last week. The road is in the farm-to-market program and hence comes under the jurisdiction of the state highway commission on recommendation of the Allamakee county board of supervisors. Bids on the work were: For bridges and culverts, $4,379.90; for grading work, $18,729.81, and for surfacing, $5,794.32. Low bidders were A. R. CofTeen and C. B. Taylor of Decorah for the bridge and culvert work; Lowe Construction Co. of Cedar Rapids for the grading, and Roverud Bros, of Spring Grove, Minn., for the surfacing Fifty percent of the cost of this work will be borne by the federal government, while the county and state furnishes the other half. Supervisor George P. Hartley of Postville informed us Monday that contracts have also been let for sur facing by crushed rock of the roads in Post township which pass by the Eaton Waters and the Gruhn farms which were brought to grade some time ago. The work will be done next spring. No contracts have been let for sur facing the Hardin road which was brought to grade this fall, but it is expected this will be done early in the year. Supervisor Resigns. A. G, Smedsrud has tendered 'hi, resignation as a member of the board of supervisors in Allamakee county to take effect January 1, after Ave years of service on the board, Private busl ness needs his attention. Roland Herman of Makec township has been chosen by officials to fill the vacancy. BIG-FOUR FAIR OFFICERS ATTENDING STATE MEETING A. S. Burdick, secretary, and George Kohlmann, director, representing the Big-Four Fair Association, went to Pes Moines Monday to attend the an nual meeting of Iowa fair managers, A program of speeches and banquets was to be followed by an opportunity to choose talent for free acts to be presented at fairs next fall. X J*** PETERSON BUYS FARM. OJglvln Peterson, who is now on the Mrs. George Fay farm south of Postville, last week purchased the Waller Poster farm of Jo acres near Frank' vllle for $13,000 He will take pos session next March l. The deal was made > through J, T, • Humphrey, Q[ Ten Days To Christmas —1WNU knti) Commercial Club Dinner For Servicemen Thursday With more and more servicemen arriving home daily, it would appear there will be a goodly representation of soldiers, sailors, marines and coast guardsmen in attendance at the Post- ille Commercial Club's meeting on Thursday evening. The club is entertaining these men who have been discharged and those who are home on leaves or furloughs at the dinner to be served at 6:30 o'clock, and the program which will follow. An effort has been made to contact many of these lads, but the committee soon discovered that to be an impossible job. So the announcement in the Herald should be accepted by them as a special invitation to attend the dinner and program. A number of the men have agreed to give short talks on the program which will be followed by the regular business meeting of the club and the smoker. Another Paper Collection Scheduled For Saturday Elect Local Buttermaker To Head Group in 1946 Buttermakers of section one of the Iowa Creamery Operators association met at Decorah last Wednesday evening and elected Edgar C. Riser of Postville president of the group for the coming year. Others elected were Milton Wilde of Church, vice president and John Goltz of Monona, secretary- treasurer. Mr. Riser tied for first place with Amu Neverman of Luana in the butter quality contest at Wednesday night's meeting, and it was announced that during the past year Mr. Riser tied for second place with Goltz of Monona and Don Overbeck of Garnavillo with a cumulative score of 93.5 as compared to 93.7 which gave Francis Giblin of Ossian first place for the year in the association. The annual quality score is based on the average of quarterly contests held by the group. To Stage Sacred Cantata At St. Paul's on Sunday The vital need still prevailing for waste paper, magazines, newspapers ind cartons prompts the local salvage committee to announce another paper collection on Saturday, December 15, at one o'clock. Townspeople should story of the Birth of Christ with an The sacred cantata, "The Music of Christmas," is to be presented by the St. Paul's combined choirs of seventy voices at eight o'clock next Sunday evening in the sanctuary of the church. Based on well known Christmas carols and melodies, this cantata unfolds the Pirates Nip Sumner 26-19 In First Conference Tilt The Postville Pirates downed the Sumner Aces in an exciting battle last Friday night by a score of 26 to 19. The reconversion program from football tactics to basketball is not yet complete as .evidenced by the total of 18 fouls. However, by the time they go to Monona Friday night and Fayette comes here next Tuesday night. Coach Stanley Kvam hopes fouling will be a thing of the past. The game was far from boring as the boys' lead varied only from five to seven points throughout the entire tilt. The score was 7 to 2 at the first quarter; 17 to 12 at the end of the first half, and 19 to 14 at the third quarter's close. The Pirates were paced by Jim Malone, guard, who made a total of 10 points. Sparkplug for the Aces was Paul Lechner with 13 points. Also outstanding for Postville was Dwight Marston, forward, for his rebounds. The Postville Junior High team set the pace for the "A" team by defeating Sumner's team 24 to 15. During the first quarter of play it looked as if the game would be close, but after the boys got warmed up they took the lead, with Donald Heins accounting for 13 of the points. The box scure for the "A" team game is as follows: Postville G Marston, f 3 Martins, B. f 0 Livingood. c 0 Malone, g 4 Severn, g 2 Palmer, f 1 FT 0 0 1 Totals 10 Sumner ' G Lechner f 6 Frish, f Walker, e Blaschko, g Duhrkopf, g Messercr, g Heyer. f 6 FT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5000 Foot Jump In Friendly China Saves Local Flyer Sebastian, Bob Kelleher . Sonnkalb and Others \ Home From Overseas / /Bailing out from 5,000 feet over CnTfia after he ran out of gasoline during a severe storm is only one of the thrilling experiences that befell Cap- Totals 9 Free throws missed: Livingood 7: Marston 5; Palmer 4; Lechner 9; Frisch 1; Walker 4; Duhrkopf 2; Blaschke 1. have paper bundled and placed at the curbing in front of their homes before that hour, so the trucks may gather it up at that time. Country people are also requested to bring their paper to town and if they will place it nlong the east side of main street between the Farmers Store corner and the Casten Oil Station it will be picked up. Former Postville Woman Passes Away in Missouri Mrs. Leonard Paulson, who wjll be best remembered as Melissa Flynn, daughter of Dr..and Mrs. C. H. Flynn of Postville, passed away in Webster Groves, 'Mo., November 20, according to word received here this week by local friends. Burial was in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her husband, who was at one time International YMCA secretary and stationed in South America, passed away n few years ago. Both Mr. and Mrs. Paulson were graduates of Iowa State College at Ames and Mrs. Paulson taught at the college some time ago. effective appeal. Assisting the choir are the following: Miss Ramona Meyer, Mrs. Ernest Overland, Miss Gretchen Zieman, Lyle Groth, Kenneth Hennessy and the women's trio. The cantata is being conducted by Mrs. F. R. Ludwig and accompaniment is by Miss Constance Smeby. Snappy 2 Below Reading Recorded Here Tuesday Local Business Houses Open Wednesday Nights Postville stores and business places will be open on Wednesday nights from now until Christmas, it was announced by the executive comrntftee of the Commercial Club Monday. The opening on these nights was agreed upon to assist people bent on Christmas shopping who are unable to come uptown In the daytime. Last week's balmy weather caught cold in a hurry Sunday and thermometers have been crowding the zero mark since. Albert Bertelson's official weather station reports the following readings for the past week: High Low- Wednesday, Dec. 5 20 39 Thursday, Dec. 6 30 40 Friday, Dec. 7 23 38 Saturday, Dec. 8 5 41 Sunday, Dec. 9 4 9 Monday, Dec. 10 2 9 Tuesday, Dec, 11 —2 , 18 J. K. Sanders Buys HomeX In Tryon, North Carolina /Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Sanders arrived home last Wednesday evening from Tryon, North Carolina, where they had spent several weeks. While there they purchased a'25-acre tract of land which will become the Sanders' family home after the first of the year. Mr. Sanders has sold his interest in the Luhman & Sanders general store to Rudolph Huebner, change in ownership to become effective January l.l Religious Census In Allamakee County To be Done by Dec. 31 A countywido meeting of town and township chairmen who will conduct a religious census of Allamakee county was held in Waukon Monday evening, with 45 persons present who represented nearly all of the districts. It was decided to complete the census by December 31, and chairmen were advised to send their reports either to the county chairman, Rev. Calvin Willemsen of Lansing, or to the Farm Bureau office in Waukon. The religious census is being conducted in all the counties in Iowa by the Iowa Christian Rural Fellowship, the Rural Life Department of the Iowa Inter-Church Council and Iowa State college. Leaders of fourteen church bodies are cooperating with these three agencies. Purpose of the census as explained last Monday night by the Rev. Albert Kunz, Dubuque, district chairman, is (1) to locate families not now active in church work and obtain a record of church preferences. (2) Help leaders of individual churches plan for better living in Iowa rural and urban communities. (3) Obtain a more adequate understanding of the church situation and population changes, and (4) help mobilize spiritual and human resources for effective peacetime programs. Director of the religious census in this county is the Rev. Calvin Wil- lemssen, Lansing. Dr. J. S. Cameron, Waukon, is co-director; Mrs. Katharyne Feuerhelm, Lansing, publicity chairman, and Fred O'Riley, Waukon, county extension director, secretary-treasurer. \ / A Francis Padden to Head N Odd Fellows Next Term Governor Blue's Proclamation PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS; The people of the State of Iowa have made an outstanding contribution to Victory in every field of war activity, by the outstanding heroism of our boys and girls in military service/by our production of food, and weapons of war, and our support of every other war effort, and WHEREAS; The people of Iowa, as a climax to their splendid record of war efforts, and as a means of expressing our appreciation of the victorious efforts of our fighting men, will want to meet their quota in the current Bond Drive, and WHEREAS, The people of Iowa have not, as yet, fully met the "E" Bond quota set for the State of Iowa, Now, therefore, as Governor of the State ot Iowa, 1, ROBERT D, BLUEi do hereby designate the week of De cember 7th to December 15, 1945, as VICTORY LOAN "E" BOND DRIVE WEEK I urge that every post office employe, every bond team, every citizen of the State, recognize his personal responsibility in this home-front war task, As individuals, and as a State, Iowa will want to bear its share ot the cost of the splendid Victory. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and .caused to be affixed hereto the Great Seal of the State of Iowa, in the city ot Des Moines, said State, this third day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty Five, By the Governor, (Signed) ROBERT D. BLUE. •At their semi-annual election held lasT""Friday evening Postville Lodge, No. 707, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, elected Francis Padden as Noble Grand for the ensuing term. Others chosen were Roger Harris, vice grand; Elliott Schroeder, secretary; A. C. Webster, treasurer; Arno Schutte, trustee. Holdover trustees are Henry Lange and L. W. ThornoT} These men, together with th"e~'ap- polntive officers, will be installed In January. MRS. JOHN McKERNAN PASSED AWAY LAST WEEK Word was received here last week uf the passing on ot Mrs. John McKernan on Monday of last week at her home in Ionia, Mich., where she had lived since removing from Postville a number of years ago. We are without further particulars. tain Hubert E. Harrington who with his wife and son, Robert E. Harrington. Jr.. arrived here last Thursday for a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cy Harrington. They expect to be in Postville until after Christmas when the Captain will report back to duty. Captain Harrington is a graduate of Postville high school and of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. Reporting to active duty in February. 1943. he first was attached to a tank destroyer unit at Camp Hood, Texas. Later he transferred t ;i the Army Air Corps and was awarded his pilot's wings in March. 1914. He went overseas in September. 1944. and was with Gen. Chennault in his Chinese-American Composite Wing as a fighter pilot of a P-51 Mustang. This was the only American unit to work with the Chinese Air Forces, and they operated in north central China, sweeping the skies over that country inland and to the eastern coastal towns. Targets were in the main Shanghai, Hankow and Nanking. It was while on one of these raids that Bob, flying alone in his plane as usual, became lost in a storm with four other planes and had to bail out when his ship ran out of gasoline. He was 350 miles from his base, but fortunately over friendly territory. Within five days friendly Chinese had escorted him back to his base. On several other missions he had narrow escape in crack-ups. He made thirty missions over enemy territory before the war ended. Captain Harrington wears the coveted Air Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Presidential Unit Citation; two battle stars on his Asiatic ribbon, in addition to other decorations. He arrived at an eastern port November 1 and after his processing visited with his wife and sun in Dallas. Texas, to where they will return when their visit is concluded here. . .. Leo Sebastian is Home. ! I.t. Leo Sebastian is home after three ati'd" one-half years in the Marine Corps. He and Mrs. Sebastian arrived here Monday morning and are visiting in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George C. Sebastian until December U^when Leo will report at the separation center in Great Lakes, 111., for his discharge. Lt. Sebastian served in the Third Corps Artillery, Fleet Marine Force Pacific and is the wearer of "the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with a battle star, the American Theater ribbon and the Victory ribbon. While overseas he saw service on New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, Saipan, Pelelie and finally at Okinawa, where he was stationed when the war ended. Bob Kelleher Discharged. Lt. Robert Kelleher arrived home Sunday night from Great Lakes. 111., where he received his discharge from the Naval Air Transport Service in which he had been serving for 38 months. His wife, who had gone to Chicago to meet him, returned here with him. Bob was in the Pacific orea the past 11 months, on Guam, Kwajeleln and Saipan. Previously he was stationed (n Cuba. He wears the American Theater ribbon and the Asiatic-Pacific theater ribbon. While in Chicago last week he met his brother, Captain George Kelleher, of the Army Air Corps Medical service who was bound for Greensboro, N, C, from San Bernardino, Calif. Captain George expects to be separated from the service shortly, Helen Werner Out of Waves. A bulletin from the U. S. Naval per- tConUnued On Page Eight)

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