Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 9, 1946 · Page 1
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1946. Number 10. ocal Creamery's ake of Butter ear Million Lbs. Only 23 Stockholders Attend Annual Meeting To Elect Officers Monday Don Humphrey, Parents VGet Vacation in Florida ^-j-ggj. The Farmers Cooperative Creamery ,S *2Company of PostviUe manufactured •yffiS.Stt pounds of butter during the /yfejyjjar ending December 1, it was shown "Sjjpgt the report of Secretary Ewald fra»?andt read at the annual creamery '"$sni&eeting ' n Memorial hall Monday JSlltternoon. This is an increase of 35,200 'impounds over the butter made in 1944. is. total of 788,042 pounds of butterfat '.TiVWAs received and the overrun amount- 'l^.(Ml to 189,403 pounds to bring the total -.' Jo'. the above figure. ! ' Creamery patrons were paid $432,•444 .96 during the year, the cost of ' manufacturing and hauling amounting to $24,226.14. Subsidy payments from "the federal government amounted to $45 ,370.40; receipts from the sale of dried buttermilk netted $14,072.05. Hite average price received per . pound of butter sold by the local • v.creamerj' was 41.54 cents and the avcr- , "age, price per pound butterfat paid to "patrons after all expenses were de>' • ducted was 55.02 cents. I.'. At the meeting Monday only 23 _ stockholders with voting privileges • * were present and these elected Kenneth Senility.. Irving Deering, John A. Sehroeder and Alvin Thoreson to the Ijoard of directors which has as holdover members Lester Smith, Fred Hangartner, Leo Hcins, Fred Evcrmnn and Ewald C. Brandt. Retiring directors were R. C. Huebner, Harry N. Turner and Fred C. Schultz. Alter the stockholders" meeting the directors held their organization meeting and elected Fred Everman as president; John A. Sehroeder, vice presi- dentv and Ewald Brandt as secretary- treasurer. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Humphrey and their son, Lt.-Col. Donald J. Humphrey, left Saturday for Miami, Florida, where they will spend two weeks vacationing at government expense. The Humphreys may prolong their stay in- deflnitevly in the southland. Concerning the vacation, the Army Air Forces Headquarters sends us the following press release this -week: "Lt. Col. Donald J. Humhprey, is an Army Air Force member who was a Jap prisoner of war. He has completed his hospitalization and has indicated that he wishes to accept the Air Force Personnel Distribution Command's invitation to spend two weeks of his one hundred and four day furlough as a guest of the Air Force at Miami Beach, Fla. He will arrive there on January 14. "In addition to receiving government paid transportation—either by commercial air, rail or private car—a former Air Force Jap prisoner of war may invite two of his immediate family to vacation with him on the same basis—as guests of the Air Force. Throughout their stay at Miami Beach, an appreciative Uncle Sam picks up the checks for all room and meal costs. "A Special Service department is ready to offer the soldier and his family an eleborate free program of entertainment. Golf, deep sea fishing, tennis, horseback riding, movies, swimming, sightseeing tours, or just sunbathing on the beach are some of the attractions offered." \ 01 The New Calendar WELL LETS SEE WHEN VYE PLANT P0TAT0B5. i WHEN 15 THE'DARK OF THE MOON'IN THE | MONTH OF- MARCH fvVHtN V0U FINISH ) MARKING YOUR. PLANTING PATE 5, ILL MARK. UP THE my PATE* Pirates Take First Defeat Of Season at West Union G. Jarmes of Monona Buys Meier Grocery; Established^ 1907 /Another business ch.-uigc was re- corcTM in Postville at the turn of the year when Glenn Jarmes of Monona V. Trudo Farm Auction Exceeds $12,000 Receipts The Vern Trudo farm sale Monday attracted a large crowd of buyers and all personal property offered went at good prices. The sale totalled over $12,000. Waters & Thompson were the auctioneers, the Postville State Bank clerked it, and the Postville Herald's farm sales service cared for the advertising. Cows sold at a top of $190; others brought $180, $179, and $171. Sheep sold for $10.25; feeder pigs were sold in two lots, one going at $10.25 each while the other sold at $14.10 per cwt.; baled hay brought 58c; straw 52c; corn sold at ceiling and seed oats at $1.05. Machinery at the sale also commanded good prices, a side delivery rake, a tractor and a corn binder going at ceiling prices. Commercial Club Plans Annual Students Banquet / The Postville Pirates suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands Of the West Union Bombers last Saturday 'night, 40 to 35. The local lads' form showed a lack of practice due to the vacation in that they missed 1!) free v,throws and a correspondingly •large ,.number of field goals. High point man for Postville was Bernald Martins, *sw sophomore forward, with 13 points. Crandal had the same number of points to be West Union's high point man ,v .•Friday night the Pirates go to Wau- kpn-'to meet their long-time rivals in an Upper Iowa Conference game. Also, dpn'tjforget the date, January 15, when Elkader will bring their boys up to see If they can defeat the Postville team. That'sjone game .you won't want to missl k '^J-"Chalk Talk" Lecturer. '"Jffonday the students were privi- ' ledged to hear a talk by Mr. C. C. Den| ; 1 jhjWniV,' famous traveling "chalk talk" '. \'lecturer, who for the past ton years IJ '-i.htj ^'Jecturod in thousands of schools "''throughout the U. S. He has received w (de acclaim by all who have heard hlm ^and his lecture has met the ap- pravai of the best educators. u]£|>, Denham spoke of the evil effects »{, ojjttpbncco, and gave an example of the j«»Jy nness 0 ( tne p 0 i son 0 f one tte by killing a sparrow with iplson that had formed in a tube the smoke. He illustrated his s with many amusing and beau chalk drawings, which he drew few swift strokes while he was ing.. ie Quanrude Chairman >f Board of Supervisors 0 |en the supervisors of Allamakee met at Waukon last Wednes organize for the coming year, M. Quanrude was named chair |of the board to succeed Geo. P. |ey of Postville who served in Capacity in 1945. Mr, Hartley was overseer of the county home, jtd Herman, new member of the who was recently appointed to ed Alfred ' Smedsrud, resigned named overseer of the court house §ounty jail, rry On- and Lewis Jones were ned county enp'ineer and assistant peer respectively. Mrs. Nellie jtger was appointed superinten land matron of the county home, |Mrs. Ellen McWIlliams was re overseer of the poor, pnan D. Webb of Postvillo, Joseph ert and Mrs. Cora Palmer were pointed by the board as social ire committee of the county, and [iStilwell, Wm, F. Shafer and Lud- fLarson were renamed to the era' relief commission. Following a long established custom here, the Postville Commercial Club will tender a banquet to students in the various activities at Postville high school on Thursday, January 24. This banquet is to take the place of the January meeting of the Club. As in former years, a limited number of banquet tickets will be available to the public at 85 cents each. It is believed that 200 people can be ac­ comodated in addition to the students who will be the honored guests. Tickets will be on sale at local stores this week and must be purchased by January 20. However, all who expect to attend, should buy tickets at once, since sales will cease as soon as tjie allotted number have been disposed of. The dinner will be served at 6:30 o'clock in the evening, followed by a program put on entirely by local talent At the conclusion of the program the annual Postville-Waukon high school basketball games will be played, the banquet ticket including admission to this feature of the evening's festivities. has b Gaddis A. Brooks Retires As Postville's Drayman Gaddis A. Brooks, who for 15 years been Postville's drayman, transfer man, expressman and freight hauler, retired January 1, and has turned over his business to his son-in-law, Laurence Hofer, who has been~,associated with him in the business. \ Mr. Brooks before entering the dray- ing business was a mail carrier on rural routes out of here. That was in the days when horses and wagons were the best method of transportation over roads that got little or no attention or care, and rural mail route trips required a full day's time. When Mr. Brooks went into the draying work, his team of dapple gray horses were a familiar sight on our streets. With the advent of trucks, he modernized his service and in later years his work was carried on with two trucks to handle local and long distance hauling. \ . Mrs. Aug. Knodt Passes At Her Home in St. Paul bought the Meier Grocery from Miss Irene Meier who had been conducting t since the death of her brother, George J. Meier, in 1944. Mr. Jarmes, who took possession of the business on January 1, also purchased the building the store occupies and with his fam- Ty will live in the apartment on the second floor as soon as it is vacated by Mrs. George J. Meier and farnUyJ 'Mr. Jarmes is well known"to many Postville people, having spent his entire lifetime in Clayton county. He was recently discharged from the Navy, having served for 20 months aboard an LSM as a radarman in the Pacific theater of operations. He is married and Mr. and Mrs, Jarmes have four sons and a daughter, the latter is 13 years old, while the boys are 10, 8, 0 and 4 years of age. Before entering the service Mr. Jarmes was a dairyman in Monona and also has had considerable business experience-in other lines. >»jWith Miss Irene Meier stepping out ofTHo business, it terminates 39 years of the Meier family's association in the merchandising field in Postville. The late C. W. Meier entered the general merchandising business here in 1907 in which various members of the family were associated with him. Just before World War I Mr. Meier disposed of the dry goods business to his son-in-law A. J. Phillips, and Irene Meier who operated under the firm name of Meier Phillips & Co., for many years, The grocery business at the same time was taken over by the late George J, Meier who operated under the firm name of Geo, J. Meier & Co, Later Miss Meier conducted the dry goods and ready-to-wear store alone until the death of her brother when she took over thgjjrocery store now sold to Mr. Jarmes. \ Mr. and Mrs. Frank F. Hangartner and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Casten went to St. Paul, Minn., over the week end, called there by the passing on of Mrs. August Knodt, a former Postville resident, Friday afternoon. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon. She was about 78 years old and before her marriage was Miss Mary Keller. Mrs. Knodt is survived by two sons and two daughters. Name Paul A. Schneider To Local Highway Office Paul A. Schneider, who has been the acting division engineer of the state highway office in Postville since C. E. Cox was granted a leave of absence to enter the navy, has now been named the resident engineer here and assumed full duties with the turn of the year. Mr. Cox who was recently discharged from service is now at Mason City, but expects to be assigned to a new district in the near future. Mr. Schneider makes his home at Decorah where he will continue to re side for the time being, Mrs. Schneider having the care of her 81-year-old father who makes his home with them. Service Releases Continue to Bring More Vets Home Tehel, Hammel, Olson, Ruckdaschel Are Home; Others Enroute Here Lucille McNally Accepts Air Stewardess Position • Miss Lucille McNally, who for the past two years has been an office assistant in the Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative in Postville, will leave January 19 for Kansas City, Mo., to. accept a position with the ..Trans-World Airlines as a stewardess, j She will be given"a" training course of five or six weeks in Kansas City to acquaint her with her duties before being assigned to a regular route. Miss McNally is a graduate of Postville high school and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis McNally of Grand Meadow township. Grand Finish to War Bond Drives Grand Meadow Farmers Join in Soil Conservation When the record of the recent- war : Is written, Allamakee county will be in the front ranks as far as the financing program is concerned. Our boys who went forth to do battle unto the foe were given solid support by the people on the home > front who in all eight of the war bond drives not only met the E bond quotas set for them, but oversubscribed all of them. Final reports on the Eighth or Victory Loan drive as made by issuing agencies in the county, together with allocations made by outside concerns, show the county had total sales of $840,861.75 against their fixed quota of $473,000.00. This means an over-subscription of 55% in this drive. The record further shows that purchases were made by 3,668 people in the county, a most satisfactory participation, the county committee states. Was Final Campaign. This was the final drive in financing of the war. The Allamakee county organization has now completed its work except for final book details. The county organization has remained intact - since January, 1942, with few minor changes made in emergency cases. The members of the organization have taken their duties seriously and realized fully from the start that this work was their part In the war effort. They have worked diligently and conscientiously, realizing at all Bank * E Quota E Sales % Total Quota Sales % Kerndt Bros. Sav., Lansing....$ 45,000 $ 71,006.25 158 $ 69.000 $120,046.75 174 New Albin Savings Bank 25,000 28,897.50 116 38,000 40,823.00 107 Citizens State Bank, Postville 93,000 39,487.50 63 • 96,000 76,287.50 80 Postville State Bank 52,000 62,268.75 110 80,000' 119,092.25 149 Farm. & Mer. Sav. Waterville 15,000 68,087.50 387 23,000 67,987.50 296 Waukon State Bank 108,000 193,706.25 179 167,000 287,037.25 172 Post Office sales to Dec. 15. 10,912.50 10,912.50 Service Men's Purchases 12,800.00 12,800,00 times their work was very important in financing the war and also knowing it would have a far-reaching effect on the peace era to follow. In many ways the members expressed themselves as being pleased to have been chosen to servo on a committee that helped our people to save for the future, and to sell the best securities in the world. Committee is Grateful. W. A. Kneeland and C. H. Megorden, co-chairmen, with the other members of the county organization, expressed gratification this week at the excellent cooperation that was shown through- the various drives by everyone in this work—the newspapers of the county, the schools, the, clergy, the county women's organizations, the town and township chairmen and all of the solicitors, The people of Allamakee county are also to be congratulated on their fine cooperation, they stated. After all, they said, it was the people who through their purchases placed Alia makee county in the forefront in this work, and at the same time they have shown themselves to be above the average in thrift by accumulating the savings they now hold in these bonds. The following table shows sales as made in the county. Quotas shown were placed on the issuing agencies by the state organization and were based on deposits in banks: New Years Day Fire Destroys Farm Home Of Richard Biglers l /srjarks from the chimney set fire to the roof of the Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bigler farm home in Grand Meadow township on New Years day shortly after noon and before it was discovered, the entire upper portion of the home was in flames. -The Postville fire department was called and got the fire under control, but not before the entire uppex..,half of the modern house was burned.^ With the help of the fire department and neighbors who responded promptly to the call for help, much of the furniture and fixtures was carried to safety, but the loss is considerable nonetheless. For the present, Mr. and Mrs. Bigler and daughter are living in a small structure which stood adjacent to their home, and are sleeping at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bigler nearby. An adequate water supply, found by the fire department at the Bigler place, again proved its worth on a farmstead. The supply of water in several underground cisterns and supply tanks enabled the department to fight the blaze and hold it under control, thereby preventing its spread to other buildings. Pre-Fabricated Houses Begin to Appear Here Clayton county has 52 new members in Its soil conservation program for 1946, it was announced last week; Of this number, those who developed complete new plans in 1945 in Orand Meadow township are Richard Bigler, Louis Krambeer, Lester Hoth, Louis Bigler and Elmer Dettman, Purchases by County Citizens $308,000 $477,166.25 155 $473,000f $734,988.75 155 Outside Allocations- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Co $ 50,000,00 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railway Co 44,000.00 J. M. Grimes, Treasurer of the State of Iowa 6,875.00 Standard Oil Company of Indiana 2,000.00 Northwestern Bell Telephone Company 1,000.00 Elkader P. C. A , 1,000.00 Gamble Skogmo 1,000.00 Total Sales in Allamakee County in Victory Loan Drive $840,881.75" —The day of pre-fabricated houses seems to have arrived here judging from the orders that have been filled and are still being placed with A. C. Meyer of the Four-County Hatchery. •\In recent weeks Mr. Meyer has delivered one of the new-fangled houses to Paul Waters who has erected it for a home for his hired man's family, Another has gone to the Melvin Radloff farm near Luana, and orders have been placed for ten others to he. de livered as soon as they, are ready. ' During the past three years Mr. Meyer has delivered' thirty-some prefabricated poultry and farm buildings but the houses are just now coming into use because of the shortage of building materials. "It isn't going to be too long now before you'll see two-story homes go up, all ready for assembling," Mr. Meyer stated Monday. In fact, he now has specifications for these and the promise they will be available soon. McNallys Attend Funeral Of Former Local Woman Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McNally and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis McNally and son, Robert, accompanied by the former couple's son, Louis of Ossian, and the latter couple's son-in-law and daugh ter, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Blatti of New Hampton, were at Armstrong last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. James Bunt, 76, who had passed away in a hospital in Waverly, Mrs. Bunt^wlll bo remembered here by many, of bur readers as the former Minnie McNally, sister of R. E. and Lewis McNally. She was born in Grand Meadow township, on the old McNally homestead on which the Lewis McNally family still reside. She left here about 52 years ago. Aftej; more than three years of duty in the navy, Frank Tehel, Boatswain 's Mate Second Class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tehel, arrived home Friday evening. He obtained his discharge at the separation center in Minneapolis, Minn., and while there had occasion to spend some time with LaMont Gericke, who is attached to duty thpreTl Frank recently was on shore duty In J the Philippine Islands. Before that he had seen service aboard the LCI 223 in the Pacific, in the invasion of Bougainville and Green Island of the Solomons group. It was while he was at Bougainville that Frank was severely wounded when his arm was mangled when caught between his and another ship. He was returned to this country and received hospitalization at Norfolk, Va., and then was sent to sea shortly before the war ended. He wears the American theater, South Pacific and Victory ribbons, a battle star being affixed to the South Pacific citation. Ho has been recommended for the Purple Heart Medal. His wife has been living here while he was in service. During his long service the only man he knew and met was Eddie Szabo of Castalia. • LaVern Kuckdasohel Home. w Sergcant LaVern Ruckdaschel was discharged from the army at Camp Grant, 111.. December 28 and is now here at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ruckdaschel.: LaVern was in the Radio Operations Signal Corps for three years and three months, two years of which was spent overseas. He saw service in England, France, Belgium and Germany and wears the E. T. O. ribbon, American theater ribbon, good conduct medal and victory ribbon, with two battle stars on the European theater operations ribbon. Most recently he was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. The only Postville boy he met during his long service was Orville Koenig, who he met while on furlough in London. t Virgil Hammel Discharged. „.We learned too late for last week's Herald that Sgt. Virgil Hammel had returned to the states from Europe and that he had been given his honorable discharge from the army.j Virgil was here for the holidays and is now in Davenport, but expects to return here this week for a more extended visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Hammel, and with friends. He served in the army medical corps three and one-half years, 21 months of which was spent in a number of European countries. He received his honorable discharge at Camp Grant, 111. . • Leon Olson Out of Navy. ^ Radarman Third Class Leon Olson, son of Martin Olson of Postville. is out of the navy after more than two years of service aboard the APA 168 Gage in the Pacific area. He got his discharge at Great Lakes, 111., last week and is now..nere visiting in the home of his father. ] Before his enlistment Leon was connected with the creamery at Sanborn. Arthur Thoma in States. Sgt. Arthur Thoma telephoned to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Thoma, Thursday that he had arrived in this country from France and expected to be out soon. He will go to Camp Grant, 111., for his discharge this week. His wife, who has been a nurse in the army hospital in Camp Atterbury, Ind., while Art was overseas, arrived here Sunday to await her husband. ; Dean Meyer is Home. Dean Meyer, SSML 2/C, arrived home December 29 and is spending a 33 -day leave in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Meyer. Dean is with the Navy Seabees and for the past 2Vi years has been serving in the Pacific area, his most recent station being Saipan. He hopes to have enough points accumulated by the time his leave Is up to get his discharge, but a little stretching may become necessary. Leo McNeil Coming. Mrs. Nora McNeil received a cablegram from her son, Sgt. Leo McNeil New Years day informing her that he was about to set sail from Antwerp, Belgium, for the United States. Leo has been in the army for a number of years and no doubt has accumulated enough points to get his discharge when he arrives in this country. Leonard Harvey is Home. T /5 Leonard Harvey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harvey of Castalia was a Herald caller last Friday and informed us he had arrived home on January 2 after serving for three years in the Army Signal Corps. The most recent (Continued On Page Eight) \

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