Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 19, 1945 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 19, 1945
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icTomr POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1945. Number 7. Take Close Game At Monona 33-31 For Fourth Win Invite Public to Program; Vacation Starts Friday; Other News at Schools Holiday Program at Iris Contains Many Big Hits In on exciting, hair-raising game, the ostvlllo Pirates won their fourth L ame of the season, 33 to 31, by defeating the Monona Bulldogs Friday ght at Monona. Postville was handi- pped by three of the regular first am as spectators on the bench be- use of illness. Monona was handicapped in the same way but to lesser 'xtent. .... The name began with Postville get- pftlng a comfortable margin of 9 to 2 at 'ihe end of the first quarter. The sec ' ond quarter was a different story when Floyd Freeman, Monona for word, begun piling up their score. In the last few minutes of the half it was .a. race from one end of the court to ,'the other, Monona knotting the score ;J |iad Postville gaining a two-point lead «^tltl the end of the half when Postville 'Jed 20 to 13. jJt .Thc teams came back on the floor after the intermission, refreshed and ;:;both determined to win, For the most ]l&arl, Postville held the ball in this "quarter and having a substantial lead j/of 24 to 20 nt the close of the third • Quarter. Postville spectators settled back and relaxed in their chairs at :"ihe middle of the Inst quarter as they led by 7 points. They soon realized 'the Monona cheering section was ' -jumping up too often to cheer a basket, They watched the Postville lads try to "freeze the ball" in the last minute of -'play with the score 33 to 31. They held their breath as the clock moved 'albwly around to the end of the min 't»te. At last the horn sounded, and in .one mass, they swept out on the floor vJRelling, "Nice game, you gu/s !" ^Wo substitutions were made for the "Postville team. Cloy Schultz, Jr., ; Showed the same drive he had shown neWller in the year at football, through- I'iput this game. He was high point man tdr Postville with 12 points. Bill -Palmer also made a good showing and •Collected nine points. Freeman was high for Monona with 16 points. ' > The Postville junior high won an i 'earlier contest from Monona's team, ,2?. to 16. They held a substantial mar- ^glli throughout the entire game. Post- team was paced by Eugene aa who tipped a total of 10 points Sto the basket, against Schweikert's jjjjht points for Monona. He box score for the "A" team Sine was as follows: %|j ||tville G FT F. ?$KEMorttns, f 1 0 2 Jnyjngood, f 2 3 1 j£Martins, L ' 1 1 4 Palmar, g 4 1 1 ^Schultz, g 6 0 3 V/jtotals 14 5 11 v *#fonona G FT F Tfreeman, f 6 4 5 J 'TJ ^Wilke, f.. 2 0 1 Mtfishwab, e 2 1 5 (fJjPjfWilko, g.... 0 0 3 jflfiernhiird, g ,3 0 1 JMQIer, f 0 0 2 sjaifiliUnkor, f 0,0 0 'fjajfotals 13 5 17 ^•flffifP 0 next K ame w »l be played against 1 *Tffif st Unl °»> there, January 5, 1040. )*i$M Christmas Program Thursday. 'he Christmas program to be put on the grades and junior high, will I held Thursday evening at 7:30 ock. There Is no, admission charge the public is cordially invited to nd. Absences Prevalent in School. erg have been numerous absences iy in the high school due to illness, iually amounts to about 25 per cent e total high school. Jjhrlstmas Vacation Begins Friday, |upt. R. L. Evans announces that jistmas vacation at the Postville lie schools will begin on Friday ember 21. School will be closed two weeks, and will open again on nday, January 7, 1046. (Continued On Page Eight) Manager L. E. Palmer of the Iris Theatre has another great program of pictures booked for over Christmas, which also marks the anniversary of the theater in its present location. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights "The Call of the Wild" will be shown, with Clark Gable and Loretta Voung taking*the leading roles. It's a newly recreated film of ah old popular story and is making box-office records everywhere it is shown. ' Sunday and Monday "George White's Scandals" will be shown here, with Joan Davis, Jack Haley and the Goldwyn Girls dishing out the comedy and musical numbers. Most cinema fans know from reviews what a great treat this picture guarantees them. Tuesday and Wednesday, with a matinee on Christmas day at 2:30 p. m., will see "Week End In Havana" at the Iris. In it are such luminaries of the film colony as Alice Fayc, John Payne, Ceaser Romero and Carmen Miranda. Besides these great actors and actresses, the comedy and music, and entertainment throughout, the film is in technicolor. Pirates Whip Fayette In Loop Game, 35 to 19 Di Merry Christmas Neighbor ID Severe Cold Wave Hits; And Winter Isn't Started If this is a sample of what we are to get for weather when winter arrives, we'll have to watch the coal bin a bit closer. Readings at Albert Bertelson's official weather station have been below zero on five mornings the past week, with Tuesday's 16 below the lowest. Winter doesn't officially "start until this week end, and suffering most from the severe cold are the returned servicemen from the balmy clime of the Pacific area. This morning the unofficial temperature was 12 below zero. High and low readings for the past week were as follows: Low Wednesday, Dec. 12 8 Thursday, Dec. 13 15 Friday, Dec. 14 7 Saturday, Dec. 15 —12 Sunday, Dec. 16 —4 Monday, Dec. 17 —11 Tuesday, Dec. 18 —16 Servicemen Home For Christmas— With Discharges Fond Hopes Materialize For Several Local Boys; Others On Way Home Escapes Serious Injury , As Train Hits His Truck In an Upper Iowa Conference game played here last night, the Postville Pirates handily won from Fayette's Little Peacocks by a score of 35 to 19. Dwight Marston led the local scorers with 18 points, while Smith was high man for Fayette with 8 points. The score by quarters was, 7 to 2; 14 to 5; 27 to 15, and 35 to 19 The Postville B team won from a like aggregation from Fayette, 19 to 12, in the preliminary game. Rima was high man for Postville wittt 0 tallies, and Iliff of Fayette gleaned a like number to lead his team. \ / Next Week's Herald Out On Monday. Because of the Christmas holiday our next Issue will be published so it will be in the mall before Monday, and for this reason all copy for advertisements, news stories, Christmas < programs and letters from our correspondents MUST be in our office before Saturday noon this week to be Included in'that issue. We shall appreciate your cooperation. Nineteen Servicemen Tell War Experiences At Commercial Club iT^The Postville Commercial Club's dinner to servicemen home with discharges or on leaves and furloughs saw nineteen of these heroes present last Thursday evening. The army, navy and marines were represented by the. following men: *> "^From the army: Hilbert Larson, Milton Kiesau, Rudolph Hartwig, Curtis Abernethy, Robert Harrington, Stanley Kvam, Ernie Brandt, Du- Wayne Bulman, Leslie Poesch, Neil Bulmnn, Donald Humphrey, Alvin Erickson and Harlan Chamberlain. -From the navy: ' Lbren Meyer, Jack Sanders, Robert Kelleher, Henry Keeslar, George Huebner. ' From the Marines: Lyle Schroederj Joseph B. Steele was named to "act as chairman of the meeting when all business of the club was dispensed with. Mr. Steele introduced each serviceman who in turn told of his .experiences in camps at home, in flights over enemy territory, in prison camps, at sea and in foreign countries, whichever fit his particular case. For two and one-half hours the men held the attention of their audience as they recounted the many thrilling experiences, such as Donald Humph rey's wanderings in the Malayan jungles; Milton Kiesau's work- with wounded soldiers in an army hospital; Bob Kelleher's thrill at cavorting on the Hawaiian beach planned and presided over by Henry Keeslar; Curt Abernethy's narrow escape after tangling with the Germans over the Kiel Canal; Stanley Kvam's service with the Royal Canadian Air Force before joining up with the American air forces; Ernie Brandt's sojourn in the wastelands of the Aleutian Islands; DuWayne Bulman's story of his three years in a Germa prison camp and his final rescue; Leslie Poesch's story of how a large pontoon bridge was thrown across the Rhine by his eiv gineers outfit in 24 hours; Rudy Hart wig's work with the M. P's.; Neil Bulman's long service in radar in Bel gium and other European countries; Hilbert Larson's participation in num erous South Pacific actions against the Japs; George Hucbner's and Loren Meyer's navy training at Farragut Idaho, and Seattle, Wash.; the intensive training for tho navy olr co'rps as told by Jack Sanders; Lyle Schroe der's many and varied experiences with the Marines in the southwest Pae> ific; Harlan Chamberlain's flight training for the army, and Alvln Erlckson's long, hazardous exploits through Pacific island empires. While the men at times were reluctant to give out, with their vex. periences, the toastmaster who is well versed in cross-examining witnesses, kept tho stories flowing and as a re suit it made for an interesting meet Ing that will long be remembered by all who attended. ^December 18 can be marked down in Dr. R. F. Schneider's little black book as being his lucky day„j ^The local veterinarian had a call to the country which he started out to make in the truck of his father-in-law, E. J. Oldag. As he crossed the Milwaukee railroad tracks north of the Postville Lumber Co., office, a westbound Milwaukee freight train met him on tho crossing and threw and pushed the truck and driver a distance of about 200 feet, to a point beyond the Postvilie Elevator office) •Aside from a number of bruises and several small cuts, Dr. Schneider escaped injury, but the truck suffered considerable damageT^In spite of the rough treatment, all tires on the chicle stood up and later carried the machine to a local garage for repairs. Want a Christmas Tree? Bly Will Give Away 200 Floyd Bly of the Postville Rendering Works, which is now under con- truction west of town, is bringing 200 Christmas trees to Postville Saturday and wishes to give them away free to anyone who would like to have one. The trees will be at the Louis Schutte furniture store, so if you need tree to make your Christmas complete go there and get one from Mr. Bly with his compliments. Santa Claus Is Coming To Postville on Monday Next Monday afternoon, at 2:45 o'clock to be exact, Santa Claus is coming to Postville and he wants all the children from town and country to meet him. He may come by sleigh with his fast reindeers, but the last word from the North Pole would lead us to believe the smiling, red-faced, old gentleman will make part of his world travels by airplane and the rest of it by truck, because of the larger number of people he'll have to bring gifts to this year. Here in Postville the visit of Santa Claus is sponsored by the Postville Commercial Club who have secured the help of the Odd Fellows lodge to distribute the bags of goodies to the children on the Postville streets next Monday afternoon. All children are welcome to share in the distribution which will be speeded up to get them back home in plenty of time for Christmas eve programs. Local Ice Skating Pond Ready For Holiday Sport HENRY PAULSEN IS HOME. Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Paulsen and two children arrived here Friday from Chattanooga, Tenn., for Bn indefinite visit in the -home of Henry's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Paulsen. He was discharged from the army recently after more than four years of service, the latter part of which was in Europe, The municipal ice skating pond to the west of the Shell oil station has been cleared of snow and is in readiness for lovers of this great outdoor sport. The recent cold snap has put a hard, smooth surface on the pond and many of the youngsters will no doubt make use of the place during the holiday vacation. RALPH MOEN'S INFANT SON PASSES AWAY THIS MORNING High 25 26 20 16 10 4 6 SUSAN CHAPMAN, LUANA, PASSES AT HOSPITAL Miss Susan Chapman, for 34 years postmaster at Luana and widely known in this section of Iowa, passed away this forenoon at Postville hospital, where she had been since Saturday for treatment and She would have been 74 years old Christmas day. FORMER POSTVILLE LADY PASSES AWAY IN CALIFORNIA Harvey Roberts received a telegram yesterday to the effect that his cousin Mrs. Sara Prcscott Peret, had passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, at San Jose, Calif. Mrs. Peret was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Prescott, longtime Postville residents, and will be remembered by many of our readers. Roger, the nine months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Moen, who live on the Lloyd Bruce farm near Ossian, passed away this morning at four o'clock in Postville hospital where he had been a patient. Marie Grove Passes At Local Hospital iMarie Grove, 15-year-old daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Willard J. Grove, passed away at the Postville hospital Thursday evening following a brief illnessTjPrivate funeral services were held" Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in the Schutte Funeral Home and burial was at Elgin, The Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig officiated at the service and a sextette from the Postville high school sang during the service. Marie was a sophomore in our high school and during her brief residence here had been active in the affairs of her school as well as in youth activities associated with the Community Presbyterian church, in all of which she had endeared herself with all whom she came in contact. Born in Des Moines, January 9, 1930, Marie spent the greater portion of her lifetime at Eagle Grove and Webster City where her father taught and where she attended schools. She came to'Postville as a freshman last year. Marie was affiliated with the Methodist church of Webster City. She Is survived by her parents and one brother. David Alan, and her four grandparents. One brother, Bruce, preceded her In death.' In her memory, a memorial will be placed by the Postville public schools In a location designated by the family, who have chosen the Postville public library as the place, Good Prices Prevail At Two Farm Sales SPEAKS AT ELDORADO. Rev,' Frederick R. Ludwig, W. L. Meyw, arid'Elmer Zieman went to Eldorado Thursday evening where Rev. Ludwig addressed the area meeting of the" American Lutheran Church Brotherhood. That farm auctions are still popular hereabouts was again proven last week when good attendance was registered at the auctions of Henry Landt at Luana and at the George A. Schultz sale west of Frankville despite subzero weather. At both sales prices received for items offered were exceedingly satisfactory to the owners who employed the Herald's farm sale service to advertise their sales. Cows topped at $172 at the George Schultz sale, the entire lot averaging better than $155 each. One team of horses sold for $182; corn went at 82 cents per bushel and oats at 70 cents per bushel. Feeder pigs sold at $18.25; pullets at $1.09; alfalfa hay brought $15 per ton; timothy hay $9 per ton and baled hay 71 cents per bale. A grain binder sold for $288 and a seeder went at $90, with all other machinery selling at good prices. Gross receipts of the sale were approximately $11,000. The Landt sale totaled $4,000, and here too prices were good. Oats sold at the celling of 71% cents per bushel; a thousand bales of hay went at 50 cents each; pullets brought $1.40 each; a thresher with drive-belt sold for $703.50 and a binder, 34 years old, but which had been given good care by Mr. Landt, brought $92.* Pilgrim Sale Saturday. Walter Pilgrim, living a mile west of Frankville, has his advertisement In today's Herald for the public auc tion he will have Saturday of this week. Among other Items, he offers 22 head of cattle, four horses, 25 tons of clover and timothy hay In barn, 160 Australoupe pullets and a full line of farm machinery. Eaton Waters cried all the above sales. 1779 Pledge Signers Must Still Buy Bonds In Victory Loan Drive Saturday's report from the Federal Reserve Bank shows that Allamakee county is in 14th place in the sale of E bonds in Iowa, withUotal sales of $349,000. The report shows the state average of sales to be 89.34%. Emmett C. Sullivan, secretary of the county war finance committee, reports purchases have now been made by 2,214 people of the 3,993 who signed pledges to purchase in this Victory Loan drive. As the drive continues until December 30, it now appears as though Allamakee will continue to be one of the leading counties in the state again in this drive. But to do so, everyone must buy his quofa pledged. Iowa finished second in the Seventh War Loan drive. The slogan in this all-important climaxing campaign now drawing to a close should be, "Iowa Leads the Nation." We are* indeed a favored people out here in the middle west, with good crops, large incomes— practically free from industrial and labor strife and unemployment. We have the available funds to lead in this Victory Loan drive. This is the last drive. We are buying the best security in the world today, at a time when most commodities are at an inflated figure. The prudent investor will purchase E bonds now and secure interest on his investment until such time as purchases can be made at more normal value. Following is the present status of districts in the county regarding their pledges as compared to their quota: Quota Center $20,608 Fairview 7,344 Franklin 24,607 French Creek.. 14,272 Hanover 14,018 Iowa 26,684 Jefferson 26,647 Lafayette 21,233 Lansing twp 17,607 Linton 18,589 Ludlow 35,696 Makee 26,806 Paint Creek 30,668 Post 31,105 Taylor 17,198 Union City 20,021 Union Prairie... 25,937 Waterloo 18,393 Lansing, city 24,880 Postville city... 48,986 Waukon, city... 70,701 Pledged $24,550.00 1,631.25 24,037.55 16,569.00 7,350.00 28,715.00 30,831.25 22,218.75 18,125.00 22,337.50 31,162.75 23,318.50 47,775.00 32,500.00 17,812.50 4,487.50 16.581.25 26,885.00 42,265.25 77,867.50 84,643.75 Another Postville boy who is now Wearing the honorable discharge button is Sgt. Lyle Gunderson, son of Mr. and Mrs., Harry Gunderson of near Clermont. /He was let out of the service at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, December 4 after* serving in the army since August 1941. Lyle got his basic training at Fort Eustis, Virginia, in an anti-aircraft searchlight battalion and went overseas in October, 1943, to Sydney, Australia, then to New Guinea and finally to the Philippines. He is the wearer of the Pre-Pearl Harbor ribbon, American Defense ribbon, American Theater ribbon, good conduct medal, Philippines Liberation ribbon, Asiatic-P.aciflc Theater ribbon with two combat stars and the Victory Ribbon. Lyle and his wife expect to spend part of the holidays in Florida where her parents reside. Harold Chrlstofferson Out. _T/.5. Harold Christofferson arrived home Tuesday morning from Camp Swift, Texas, where he had been given his discharge a few days before. En- route home he stopped at Cedar "Rapids to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Christoflerson. Harold went into the army in February of 1944 and after his basic training was sent to Europe where he served in France and Germany. Before enterting the service he was employed in the L. L. Hill hardware store where he will go on duty shortly. "Curly" Ellis Discharged. . (L _Llpyd G. (Curly) Ellis was discharged from the Navy last week in Great Lakes. 111., and since then has been visiting relatives and friends in Chicago boiure coming Thursday to' the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Ellis, iA veteran of many of the early battles of the Pacific aboard his U. S. S. Crescent City, known to the seafaring men as one of the "unholy four" fighting ships, Lloyd saw a great deal of action against the Japs. He was home about a year ago on leave and then returned to further sea duty until given his discharge. Earl Gray Discharged. Sgt. Earl Gray arrived here Friday from Fort McPherson, Ga., where he received his discharge after having served with the paratroopers for the past four years. Before going to Fort McPherson where lie was an instructor in the Parachute School, Earl was stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. He wears the good conduct medal the American Theater ribbon and the Pre- Pearl Harbor ribbon. He will visit in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gray, until next Sunday when he will go to Atlanta, Ga., to join his wife and daughter who reside there. Guy Waters Out of Army. Sgt. Guy Waters was a caller at the Herald office Saturday while waiting for the bus to take him to Guuenberg where he will visit his sister-in-law, Mrs. George Waters, and children before going to Chicago. Guy returned from Japan several weeks ago and was given his discharge after more than four years in the army. He is a son of R. J. Waters, former deputy sheriff of this county, who now lives in Marion. Guy's brother, George, who is in the Pacific area, is expected home momentarily. Lorenz Willman Out. According to a news bulletin from tfie Great Lakes, 111., Navy Separation Center,Lorenz Willman,Coxswain IT), was hongrably discharged there December 13rjHe had served in the Pac- (Cotiimued on page eight) Totals $473,000 $601,564.30 C A. FULLERTON PASSES. C. A. Fullerton, for many years head of the music deportment of Iowa State Teachers College In Cedar Falls, passed away lest week. He wos well known in Postville, his wife being a native of this city, the former Alma Gray. Mrs, Fullerton was killed in a street car accident in Paris, France, a number of years ago, Business Men Please Note . As usual, the next issue will carry Christmas greetings from business houses, and if you care to be included with those extending these felicitations, please call No. 200 or come to the Herald office before Saturday and we shall be glad to arrange for your message. An unexpected rush of work In the Herald office will overtax our undermanned force to such an extent thut it will be impos-, sible to moke a store-to-store solicitation of the greeting advertisements this year. Your cooperation will be appreciated. —THE PUBLISHER.''

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