Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 2, 1946 · Page 1
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1946. Number 9. owa Ends Year financially Sound •espite War Cost Over 58 Million Dollars In Treasury at Years End Says Capitol News Letter Farm Forestry Project Is Now In New Agency •^Jftlowa will end the last of lis war rflfjfcrs with $3,330,000 more money on '• fmd than It had at the end of 1044, it " jwjis revealed recently by state treasury figures which show that the state's hpl- . ( VJnce on Dec. 31. will be approximately - '>T |ft.760.000. , ^Thus, the state has gone through a ^YJHttiod of war and uncertainty in much v '^J^tter condition than ft was believed j ''^possible when the first wartime legis- laturc met in 1943. < , War clouds were ominous in 1941 and that legislature had much dlfflcul- - ty arriving at what appropriations it wished to make because of the uncer- "tainties that were ahead. Those who remember that session wttlsrecall that it was the general con- -sentus then that the state's revenues Would drop off with a war. It was feltithat the sales tax would drop considerably because there wouldn't bo as 'much material on market. It was felt the income tax would drop. ^Gasoline tax revenue was bound to drop, if rationing came into the pic- fure, which it did. Taxes on tobacco alio were expected to slump. v .:Howevor the picture was entirely -different than the outlook. Sales taxes returns zoomed to new records in nearly every quarter as substitute goods found their way on the market and people making more money than they ever had before went into the stores • to /buy it. - The state income tax was cut by 50 percent yet the return from individuals came within a few thousands of dollars • of -matching what returns had been under the old schedule—because more people were making money and be cause more people were making big mpney. ' Gasoline tax revenues did slump with; rationing but nut to the extent -which WHS anticipated. " Clgaret taxes held up and set new records until cigarets became scarce ^but this slump was not prolonged and taxes soared again as soon as they were available. G. W. Pugsley, farm forester, has been transferred to Waukon to take over the farm forestry projects of Allamakee and Winneshiek counties. Mr. Pugsley of the United States Forest Service comes from Iowa City whore he assisted the woodland owners and sawmill operators of the surrounding counties during the war emergency in the management and the marketing of their woodland products. The Allamakee county farm forestry has been transferred from the Soil Conservation Service to the State Forestry department. M. A. Ellcrhoff, who has carried on the work of the farm forestry project since Its beginning in 1940. will remain with the S. C. S. His duties will Include training S. C. S. personnel in the woodland phases of conservation farming. At the present time his work area includes Allamakee, Winneshiek, Clayton and Delaware counties. In addition to training personnel, Ellcrhoff will assist, as time permits, farmer cooperators who have signed agreements with the local soils district. ' Any Allamakee county timber owner or operator wishing Mr. Pugsley to assist them with their woodland problems should contact the Farm Bureau! Rollie Erickson's Chaplain Sends Additional News office at Waukon. RELATIVES IN FATAL MISHAP ^1 IN CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS (Mrs. Fred J. Thoma received word Wednesday that her sister-in-luw, Mrs. George McWilliams. and the letter's son, Glen McWilliams. were dead at Whittier, Calif., as the result of an auto accident on Christmas day!"] Glen was killed in the accident," wWlenis mother died from shock following the accident. The McWilliams family are former Postville residents, Mr. McWilliams passing away last fall. Vern Trudo Auction Sale Is Announced for Jan Where Our Teachers Are During Holidays; Other School News I One hundred and eighty-one head of livestock .will be offered at public auction by Vern Trudo on Monday, January 7, starting at 10:30 a. m., at the farm 12 miles southeast of Post- villgjon the Postville-Elkader graveled roadT - ) Mr. Trudo is quitting farming arid has secured Waters & Thompson to cry the sale, while the Postville State Bank is the clerk. Mr. Trudo, who has an advertisement for the sale in today's Herald on page 7, is offering 01 head of Brown Swiss cattle, among which are 28 milch cows, 14 one and two year old heifers, 15 spring and summer heifer calves, four small calves and two purebred Brown Swiss bulls. Also offered are five work horses, 60 feeder pigs, 43 fall pigs, 12 sheep, baled hay and straw, loose hay, Tama oats, ;ibout 25 acres of standing corn in field, and a complete line of farm machinery. 700 Children Get Treats From Santa on Monday HOPKINS CHAIRMAN. •^ajjpJP,>F. Hopkins, a member of the Iowa SSboard of control since 1939, has been joined the new chairman to succeed (David McCreery who resigned Dec. 15. '^I 'ljljpkins, a Democrat from Mason 's ^J$ty,iwas made chairmon when the attorney general ruled thot it would be theiflrst term of a member to expire— E,y8jr, Carlson, Elkader, being the only member and his term not expiring until 1981. Hopkins' term expires In 3949. McCreery 's term would have expired in .1847 and the law reads that the m?mbcr whose term expires first jjanns as chairman during the last two ®Jfrh« new member, who will take Mc*s place, actually will be serv- "QUt McCreery's term but he was SC'a member when the ruling was de, hence Hopkins is the chairman, dMJSINESS MANAGER. .,ij!(lpv. Robert D. Blue's appointment D - Vernon, Fairfield, as business /mj &ager of the state hospital at Wood- J ^WJtd. brings up the old question of ••• '-ifcwi much authority a business man*7 should have and how much ~ rintendent should have, tie business manager law was put ~ effect by the 1939 legislature |h stated* that the governor, if he jted, could name business managers lie board of control institutions, pwever, the superintendent at these itutions is named by the bqard (Continued on Page Two) tOLERS VISIT HOMES IN TOWN SUNDAY NIGH' group of young ladies went Christ caroling Sunday night and bruv ['the stormy weather brought holi cheer to a number of homes ^d^townT^ ^the"grbup of singers were Murtis ianler, Marion Sonnkalb, Virginia ston, Cressa Beryl Luhmon, Ann |glass, Gretchen Myers, Darlene |glass and Margaret HuebnerT^ 150 Get Free Trees. When Floyd Bly, who Is erecting a rendering plant west of Jtown, offered 200 Christmas trees free to whoever got them last Saturday, ISO people took advantage of the offer, Many had purchased their trees before the [offer was made, else all 200 Iwould have been taken. The teachers of the Postville public schools planned to enjoy their Christmas dinners and vacation in the following places: Supt. R. L. Evans will go to Maynard to spend some of his Christmas vacation with his father. Principal W. E. Thurm will spend Christmas day in Manchester and the remainder of the vacation period here in Postville. Coach Stanley Kvam will spend the vacation for the most part in Cresco where both his and his wife's parents reside. Miss Ruth Mackert will spend her vacation at home in Dubuque. Miss Doris Allred is at her home in Ottumwa, providing thot her busses didn't get stuck in the snowdrifts.. Mrs. Irene Rogers will spend her vacation with her family in Monona, Miss Merle Bruene went to her home in Gladbrook. Willard Grove will be here in Postville, as will Miss Constance Smeby, Miss Merna Aitchison, Miss Florence Hoth, Mrs. Ernest Overland, Miss Marion Sonnkalb and Herman Schutto. Miss Margaret Corkery went to Fayette; Miss Betty Bcnzing to her home in Luana, and also to Clinton and Ames; Miss Leila Nash is in Marble Rock; Miss Audrey Plaht is in Manly, and Miss Ruth Hilliger Is in her home at Dundee. Kenneth Hennessey will spend the Christmas vacation in his wife's home in Maynard, and in his parents' home at Danville, 111. Game At West Union. Even though school will not have resumed by January 5, the basketball team is making a trip to West Union to invade the Bombers' home court in an Upper Jowa Conference game. Don't forget the date, January 5, Saturday night, arid really turn out and help the boys on to victory. School Resumes January 7. This is to remind all those who would rather forget, that school classes will resume Monday, January 7, 1946, (in other words, next year), at nine o'clock a. m. Shorthand Certificates Awarded. Three members of the advanced shorthand class earned awards in the December Gregg Writer tests. A Complete Theory Certificate was awarded to Marjorie Bareis for hav ing passed the official Gregg Writer examination as evidence of having completed the study of the principles of Gregg Shorthand. Corrlne Rypestol was awarded a Gregg Shorthand Speed Certificate for having written Gregg Shorthand for Ave minutes at the rate of sixty words a minute and having transcribed the notes neatly and accurately, A Gregg Shorthand Speed Certificate was also earned by Virginia Heuser for doing similar work from dictation at eighty words per minute. The Santa Claus visit to Postville Monday, sponsored by the Postville Commercial Club and assisted by the Odd Fellows' lodge, brought 700 children to town to receive the sacks of nuts, candy and apples passed out by him. In addition, with so many children unable to come downtown because of illness, a large number of sacks were taken by Santa and his helpers directly to the homes of these children. The Postville school band, under the direction of Prof. K. K. Hennessey, escorted Santo Claus to the business sec lion and during his visit here played Christmas songs. Members of the band were given o treat by the Commercial Club for their part in the en tertoinment. Lt. Comdr. W. J. Kenealy, chaplain aboard the U. S. S. California, on which Roland M. Erickson, Seaman First Class, lost his life in the battle of Lingoycn Gulf on the western coast of Luzon, on January 6 of last year, has sent additional information on the disaster that befell the ship to Mrs. Ernie Gulsvig, Rollie's mother. The Chaplain's bulletin says in part: "A Jap kamikaze, one of several who tried to do the same thing, succeeded in ending his life in flames and destruction as he crashed his plane against our after ftrq-control tower. Our damage control parties extinguished the fire in 12 minutes, but we suffered 203 casualties. Of these, 42 died almost instantly, six died within two days and four others died after transfer to a hospital ship; 153 were injured. All during this attack, the California continuel with her assign ment; the beachhead was cleared, the Japs were driven back to the hills by her bombardment, and the American troops landed and started their his toric march to Manila. "Lingayan Gulf was by far the scene of our toughest fight. Because of the imminence of renewed enemy attack we burled our dead shipmates in the Gulf, and returned before daylight to continue the light." One-Way Tickets Issued to More Of Our Warriors Leo Foels, Sebastian Out; Hill, Palmer in States; Other Servicemen's News ROBERT BURLING ENTERS BURLING & PALAS LAW OFFICE Odd Fellows to Sponsor Dance For January 5th Postville Lodge, No. 707, I. O. O. F., noted there was no donee scheduled here for New Year's, so they decided Robert Burling, who was recently discharged from the army after serving several years in Iran, on January 1 entered the employ of the law firm of Burling & Palas. **>A graduate of the State University Iowa's law school, Robert was admitted to the bar before entering irmy service.-"] C. C. Denham to Speak At Community Church The Community church pulpit will be occupied Sunday, January 0, by Mr. C. C. Denham of Pittsburg, Pa., who will give one of his Sermon Chalk Talks Mr. Denham will give his anti-liquor to do something about it. They have and anti-tobacco chalk talk- on Mon- booked Ray Alto and His Cowboy Serennders for a public dance at Memorial Hall on the evening of Saturday, January 5. Tickets are now on sale by members of the lodge at a popular price. It will afford an opportunity for everyone to give vent to their pent-up energy, so buy a ticket and join in the . fun Saturday night, January 5. \A day. January 7, at 11 a. m., in our high school auditorium. He is just starting his tenth year at this work. During the past few months he has lectured in the schools of Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo. MEYERS AND ZIEMANS TO GO TO CALIFORNIA JAN. and Mrs. W. L. Meyer and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Zieman expect to leave on January 7 for Bellfiower, Calif., where the Meyers will visit in the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Rounds, and son, Gary. Mr. and Mrs. Zieman will do considerable sightseeing on their first trip to the west coast. All expect to remain in California until spring. Mr. and Mrs. William Sebastian will live irvtho Meyer home during their absence, j KENNETH SANDERS FAMILY LEAVING FOR NEW HOME Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Sanders [Hjnd daughters, Mary and Julie, expect to leave here January 4 for their new home in Tryon, North Carolina. Mr Sanders has disposed of his business holdings here and has purchased small acreage on which they will reside as soon as living quarters have been improved to fit their needs. In the meantime, they were able to rent a home to live in until their own place Is readied for them. FRANKVILLE CHURCH LADIES TO SERVE NEW YEARS DINNER The ladies of the Frankville Com munity church will serve a chicken Word come from Ensign Carlton 1 dinner on New Year's Day. Tickets Schroeder before Christmas that he 35 cents for children under 12 years was to leave on that day from Hawaii and 65 cents for adults. Serving will for the Philippine Islands. i start at 11:30 a. m. All are welcome, Captain Harrington Named to War Post Captain and Mrs. Robert Harrington and son, Robert, left Friday for San Antonio, Texas, following a visit here in the home of Bob's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cy Harrington. He is to report for duty at the army flying field in San Antonio upon his arrival there for assignment. Just before leaving here Captain Harrington received a message from Washington, D. C, informing him that he had been appointed to the General Staff of the Army. He believes he will be attached to the War Plans Division, with offices in the Pentagon building/] Christmas Week BabiesA /Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hangartner are the parents of a ten-pound son,- bom to them at Postville hospital Friday, December 2£y I A daughter, weighing seven pounds, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Kuhse of Farmersburg Thursday at Postville hospital^ CMSi, and Mrs. Lynn Halverson of Postville are the parents of a son born December 20 at the Waukon hospital, At the same place a daughter was bom to .Mr, and Mrs, PaulJCostman of Postville on December 20T^> Post Township Leads In Membership Drive With 119 members signed up, Post township leads in the Allamakee coun ty Farm Bureau membership cam paign to secure 1,050 members by the beginning of the new year, it was announced last week by John J. Rouster, president of the organization, Thus far 212 new members have been added to the Farm Bureau or ganlzation, with Post township having secured the most, 34, at the time Mr Rouster issued his report. . Jlave Narrow Escape [When Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Fogt of wauKon were enroute to Postville Wednesday to visit in the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs." Clarence C. Hoth, an accident bo fell them a few miles north of town that turned out to be lucky in a way, Stepping on the gas near the Paul Waters farm when the needle on the charging meter failed to register, the car went into a skid on an icy spot on the paving. It headed for the ditch alongside the road and capsized, but fortunately neither occupant was in jured. They were brought to the Hoth home and Mr, Hoth took them to their home that evening in their own c»H Mrs. Annetta Miller asses On Monday; Funeral Held Friday Mrs. Annetta Miller, a resident of Postville and the Franklin township community throughout her lifetime, passed away Monday, December 24, lit the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. W. Sawyer, in Battle Creek, Mich., where she had gone to spend the winter. Funeral services were held at the Schutte Funeral Home and in the United Brethren church in this city Friday afternoon, with the Rev. J. B. Haddock, minister of the church, officiating. Interment was in Postville cemetery. As Annetta Sawyer she was born in Franklin township, Allamakee county, March 7, 1866, the daughter of Cuyler and Elizabeth Wartenbe Sawyer. She grew to woman hood in that community and while teaching school she was converted to the United Brethren church at Bethel and remained a member of it the rest of her life. For many years she was a deaconess of the church. On December 13, 1888, she was united in marriage with John Frederick Miller at the home of her parents and the couple later made their home on a farm near there. In 1926 they retired from the farm and moved to Postville, where Mr. Miller passed away July 24, 1927. To this union were born six children of whom the following survive: Mrs. Winnie Sawyer of Battle Creek, Mich., Florence A. Miller of Point Clear, Alabama, Earl F. Miller and Harva Miller of Postville, and Ross C. Miller of Cedar Rapids. A son, Frank L. Miller, passed away last August 15. Mrs. Miller is also survived by ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one sister, Mrs. May Burnham of Waukon, in addition to many friends and neighbors who mourn her departure. People from out of town who came Friday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Annetta Miller included Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Sawyer of Battle Creek, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Ross Miller and family of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Ernest Gould of Tomah, Wis,, Mrs. May Burnham, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dunning, Mrs. Geo. Land, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stock, Lou Stock and Mrs. Harold Roth of Waukon, and Mrs. John Mulftnger of Du (•buque. Sgt. Leo Foels, who arrived here on Tuesday, just in time to enjoy his first Christmas home in five years, brought with him his discharge from the army. He served in the 826th amphibious tractor battalion which saw service in the Philippines before the war was concluded. Leo wears the good conduct ribbon and medal, the American defense ribbon, the American theater ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific theater ribbon with three battle stars, the Victory medal and the Philippine liberation ribbon with one star. Louis Hill on West Coast. Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Hill received a telephone call last Monday from their son, Ensign Louis Hill, Jr., in which he stated that his ship, the U. S. Coast Guard LST 763, had arrived in iSon Francisco, Calif., the day before • ' from the far west Pacific. He thinks his ship will be sent through the Panama Canal and proceed to an cast coast port before he will get a leave to come home. Louis is a veteran of the Mediterranean sea battles as well as of much action in the Pacific zone. They Arc Out of Service. Men as they are discharged from the service register their status in the office of the county recorder. The following did this in Allamakee county recently: Henry J. Paulsen, Leo Wickham. Lorcnz Willman, Earl S. Gray, James E. Bloxham, all of Postville. In Clayton county these men were in the latest released list to record their discharge: Ronald Schultz of Castalla; Marvin Ball, Lawrence Baade and Alvin Doerring of Luana: Gerald Olson, Clifford Gisleson. Myron Hon? and Herman Moor of Elgin; Elver Anderson^of Guilder; Robert Schutte of Monona. Chub Sebastian Discharged. Lt. Leo Sebastian returned home last Saturday from Great Lakes, 111., where he was processed through the separation center and given his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps. \ Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Palmer received a message from their son, Ensign Lloyd Palmer, advising them that he expected to arrive at a west coast port about December 31. but was unable to say if he will have opportunity to come home. Duane Peterson On Way Home. A. L. Peterson is expecting his son, Yeoman Duane Peterson, home January 2 from San Pedro, Calif., where he has been the past three weeks, since returning to this country from the Pacific war theater. Duane expects to get a thirty-day terminal leave and will then be eligible for a discharge from the navy Hn which he has served the past four years. Gets Here for Christmas. „-Cpl-,-William Livingood arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Livingood, Saturday morning, having flown all the way from Okinawa, where he was last stationed, to the west coastTJ William has a 30-day furlough and then will report at Ft. Leavehworth, Kansas, for discharge from the army. Harlan Krambeer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Krambeer of Monona, former residents of the Luana community, was discharged from the service last week and is now at his home in Monona. He served in all of the countries in Europe. (Continued On Page Eight) Local Cartoon The Herald this week begins publication of a new series of cartoons by Blake Haddon, whose drawings appeared in the Herald weekly before the war took him into the service. First of the series of "Jap- buster" cartoons features a Postville man, Lt, Col, Donald J. Humphrey, whose exploits have been publicized nationwide, and now through this release will get further acclaim, OP -mmsTw CREW «E WAS LATER 5*JT POWN IN A KAID OVER SWSAJWE- AMD DIKED OVER

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