Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 16, 1946 · Page 1
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1946. Number 11. Urates Defeat toukon 38-24; bse to Elkader Take 3 Games at Waukon; .limit Banquet Tickets; lOther News at Schools |ostville notched its third Upper wJVa Conference game in four starts \jjt8fjdcfcnting the Waukon county scat "*A?' t li& by a score of 38 to 24. The game played before a capacity crowd • P»' aiir • ind ,;ylMt. Friday night at Waukon. * .^Wnukon got the jump on the Post>^|Ule lads after a minute of play, but "» 'ijiwtville quickly evened the score and $ot a lead which they ~kept and strengthened throughout the game. • Waukon seemingly threatened near the end of the first half when they made two baskets in quick succession, . narrowing the score to 19 to 12 in Postville's favor, but this spurt soon faded under the home lads' careful guarding. -v Resuming play after the half time Postville continued their winning placing. Both teams doubled their • hatt -timo score during this half, so the "• 'final score was Postville 38, Waukon 24 ,'The game was marked by but 10 •fouls committed by the Pirates. The •boys showed considerable improve mont in their free shots, hitting the basket 9 times out of 17 trys. The Pi rates were paced by Dwight Marston With 12 points, while Bud Fossum was high point man for Waukon with 11 points. .. Previous to this game, the Postville B team whallopcd the Waukon B team 40 lo 23 with Rodney Anderson 1 -scoring 12 points for the Pirates, On the same night, same place, but ' an earlier time, the Postville Junior High extended its perfect record by llpking the Waukon team 24 to 5. In • thM fray. Dean Gunderson scored total of 7 points for the locals as did Eugene Rima. L ' Elkader Swamps Pirates, - The Pirates last night lost a conference game to the Elkader high school team by a score of 45 to 25, before a near -record crowd of 1,200 fans. A boy by the name of Dittmer, who only a week ago was held to one point in a game with Jack Bush's Strawberry Point team, led the Warriors' scoring with 23 points. Dwight Marston was high -point man for the Pirates with . seven markers. ''•Elkader was first to score on Ditt- -rner 's long field basket and thereafter never was in danger. The score at the elld Of the first quarter was 10 to 5; a#,the half it was 18 to 12; at the end of the third quarter it was 26 to 15, and^the final was 45 to 25. ' postville's Junior High team beat a .. like »sqund from Elkader in the cur:': tafn -piser, 26 to 15. Eugene Rima was high; point man for the locals with 12 • ^tallies, and D. Schneider led Elkader's scoring with five points. f\$<}\ Play Fayette Next. * ^Next Tuesday Postville plays a conference game at Fayette, and the next F.B.I. Picture Is Coming To The Iris This Week! Q[ Formula - Harmony ID "The House on 92nd Street," n picture Joseph B. Steele of this city, former FBI operative, in a recent talk recommended everyone should see if they wished to learn how this great organization combated saboteurs and foreign agents during the war, will come to the Iris Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. A strong cast and a thrilling plot make for genuinely fine entertainment. Sunday and Monday the Iris will offer "Mildred Pierce," starring Joan Crawford and Jack Carson. This picture is a tense dramatic production that has appealed to movie-goers thruout the country since its release. Next Tuesday and Wednesday Manager Palmer offers another double feature, Roy Rogers and Trigger in "Sunset on the Eldorado," a thrilling outdoor action picture, and "The Falcon in Frisco," one of the popular Falcon series which has attracted a lot. of | movie fans to it. William W. Bloxham, 75, Passes Away at Castalia Gass' Holstein Herd [wjlliam W. Bloxham, a lifelong resi- Offered at Auction dent of Castalia, passed away Monday morning while sittinjL, in his chair reading his daily papcrT\ He had been in failing health" in" recent months. Funeral services are being held this afternoon at two o'clock in the U. B. church in Castalia. with the Rev. J. B Harry Helgerson Starts Grand Meadow Assessing Edwin M. Gass and his son-in-law, Lawrence Klein, will have a closing out auction sale at the Gass farm a half mile south of Postville on Wednesday, January 30, according to an _ advertisement appearing on page seven Haddock officiating, and burial will be ot todav ' s Herald, in The Castalia cemetery. • The wcI1 known herd oI Holsleins, Mr. Bloxham was born in Castalia 0,1 Purebrcds, Mr. Gass has been breed- May 20, 1870, the son of Samuel and in S for th <> P^t 20 voars - are ofCered Laura Richards Bloxham. He was married to Mina Winn on July 15, 1908, Mrs. Bloxham passing away several years ago. He is survived by three nephews and several cousins, among them Frank Bloxham of Postville and David Bloxham of Harpers Ferry. BUYS KOEVENIG PROPERTY. Fred Landt last week bought the under the hammer. Included in this offering are 21 milch cows, 10 heifers from 10 to 18 months old, 11 heifer calves and the herd sire, Ashleigh Frilly Tritomia 831378. Developed from some of the leading bloodlines in the middle-west, this lot offers breeders of Holsteins a rare opportunity to improve their herds at their own price. Also offered will be two head of horses, hay, straw, oats, ensilage and a full line of excellent power-driven and horse-drawn farm machinery and Mrs. Mary Koevcnig residence proper ly and adjacent lots, the purchase equipment. price being $5,800. Mrs. Koevcnig has The sale is to start at ten o'clock, been a patient at the hospital in In- w j tri t , Hinch stand on the grounds to dependence for the past several weeks. sup piy those wishing refreshments. Eaton Waters is the auctioneer and Postville State Bank will clerk it. Advertising for the sale throughout northeastern Iowa will be handled through the Postville Herald's Farm Sales Service. Firemen Give $1,000 To Postville Hospital Llhe Postville Volunteer Fire Department at its last regular meeting voted to withdraw $1,000 from its treasury and donate that amount to the Postville Community Hospitaf" 7 ! It is not known as yet to what purpose the donation will be put, but this matter will be. decided at a joint meeting of the board of trustees of the hospital and a committee from the fire department to be held in the near future. Under consideration, among other items needed at the hospital, is the purchase of x-ray equipment, but no strings are attached to their gift by the firemen, so it will be entirely up to the decision of the hospital trustees. The money had been accumulating in the firemen's treasury as receipts came in from donations and proceeds from their annual dances, and the members decided rather than to allow it to lie "where moth and rust doth corrupt," it had best be put to a useful purpose. Harry Helgerson advises us that he is starting on his annual job of assessing property in Grand Meadow township this week and gives us some interesting figures that refute the age- old belief that taxes are usually raised by the assessor. The board of supervisors of Clayton county, he says, raised the valuation in Grand Meadow 15% on buildings in 1945. The land was left as assessed by him, but in most of the townships of the county both land and buildings were raised, some as much as 20 and 30 percent. Accordingly Grand Meadow fared better than most other townships. Mr. Helgerson gives us the following figures comparing 1944 and 1945 assessments in Grand Meadow township: Luana consolidated county tax in 1944 was 11.6230 mills; in 1945 it was 14.7216 mills; school tax in 1944 was 18.670 mills; in 1945 it was 18,6023 mills, Henderson Prairie District county tax in 1944 was 11.6230 mills, and in 1945 it was 14.7216 mills; school tax in 1944 was 8.415 mills, while in 1945 it had gone up to 12.050 mills. Grand Meadow consolidated district county tax in 1944 was 11:6230 mills and in 1945 it had been advanced to 14.7216 mills; school tax in 1944 was 8.312 mills, and in 1945 it was boosted to 9.094 mills. Postville Taxes Are Trifle Lower, 1945 LirtShows Reduction of 5 Percent To Large Extent Due To Cut in School Levy Army-Navy Veterans rom Far-Off Places Continue to Arrive r • 'or" l\ t all S, off.'* d o*' led I, ' \< ^jS home game will be played here with 011 ^^fflni'kon ns n c ' imax t0 tne annual ac- ; ''" } .jtjvjtles banquet next Thursday night. *QJSW Activities Banquet, ncWft d He m slide in ue-tei m y rnor < rty n e 1> for ated t at g»| •m ec 'j rm l«\ mloope is not | • fori i SW»| Guy I lion, s dotM ir ett «I t elfl of a D« an-*'* electW w a, 0 BSO'S. I lo one.' vote"' ! tO OtS vho Mj who qvetW we haven't been neglecting the c by not telling them of the aces banquet; it's just that the stu |s are still getting over Christmas /.getting back in the groove of go­ to classes once more. Now that the semester has begun, the students ..working on the program for the uet. The same routine of previous jrs will be followed. The evening | start out with a supper, followed ithe program given by the students ;vocal music and dramatics. The chlng band will give a demon tlon prececding the basketball e with ,Waukon, The climax of evening is the performance of the biers. Only a limited number of ets for the banquet will be sold; so your tickets from the business in in town now. Activities Banquet Tickets, dult tickets for the activities ban- t were placed in the hands of the iness men the past week end. Stu t tickets for pupils not in ae ities must be purchased at the office school tor the price ot fifty cents, the number of adult tickets to be d is somewhat limited, we would [Vise anyone wishing to attend to rchase tickets early, DecUm Contest Friday Night, group of orators from Postville [h school will recite their de matory pieces Friday, January 18, 7:30 p. m. The contest will take Ice In the high school assembly, n the oratorical division will be in Dresser speaking, "The Race irse"; Russell Harris, "AH This and iven Too"; Mary Thornton, "The Un own Soldier," and Corrlno Rypestol, lslon Beyond Victory." (Continued on page Ave) . _ The Postville Community Presby- Second Class, son of Horace Gordanier terian church issued a call to the Rev. of this city, was discharged from the Eldon Seamans of Montrose who navy at the personnel separation center preached at last Sunday morning's at Shoemaker, Calif., January 8, ac- service. Rev. Seamans arrived here cording to_an announcement received Friday and met many of the local peo- here Mondjw^ Howard has been in the P Ie > vh o were sufficiently impressed by navy for "nearly four years. First in his appearance and qualifications to ex- convoy duty in the Atlantic zone, he 'end the call at a congregational meet- later participated in the Mediterranean infi held Sunday evening in connection operations in which his ship, the with the regular Church Night service. U. S. S. Maddox, was hit and sunk by Th e Rev. Seamans will announce his German bomber planes. After his sur- decision regarding the call within the vivors' leave at home, he was assigned next week, he stated, before leaving to duty at the naval base in New York for Montrose. \ > City, and finally ordered to the west \ coast where the end of the war caught Castalia Milk Company up with him and kept him land-based. He will visit relatives and friends on the west coast before returning home r— s to enter his father's dry cleaning (Gug.. Drebenstedt of the Carnation business. Milk Company of Castalia was here Arthur Thoma is Home. Monday forenoon with one of the com- Sergeant Arthur Thoma ' arrived * " ^ home last Friday from Camp Grant, v . He lnforme / us ^ the Castalia I Community Church Calls The Rev. Eldon Seamans Hospital Thanks Donors; Need More Contributions Break-In at Falb Garage May Be One of a Chain Gifts of canned foods and other items were not as numerous at the recent Christmastime at Postville Community Hospital as those received in previous years, according to Mrs. Edna Dummcrmuth, superintendent at the local institution. However, she has asked us to express the thanks of the hospital staff to all those who brought gifts for their thoughtfulness and generosity. The need is still great for many items. Canned foods and linens are among the items most needed at this time. So, if there are individuals or groups among our readers who might •wish to make donations, these will be gladly accepted throughout the year. Howard Gordanier Discharged. .Howard L. Gordanier, Gunner's Mate I Is Using Postville Water 111., where he received his discharge commission, the rom the army in which he hod served * m U( £ d ^ , the , a ' three years, about 14 months of which ^ they are hauling 6,000 gallons was overseas in England France. Bel- * f * {rom thesPo tvill8e ^ gium and Germany. Art was in the 106th Infantry Division's artillery and wears the American theater ribbon, the European theater of operations ribbon with four combat stars, the Victory ribbon and the good conduct medal,' He is the son of Mr, and Mrs. Fred J. Thoma and his wife, the former I t The Falb Motor and Implement Company was burglarized last night and according to telephonic reports this morning this may have been one of a chain of such break-ins. Places at McGregor and Monona are also reported to have been entered and money taken at each place. ! Entrance to the Falb" building was gained by prying open a window in the garage. The combination on the safe was broken off and the contents of the safe rifled. Books, papers and records in the safe, in filing cabinets and desks were strewn over the floor. A small amount of cash was taken. Sheriff Leonard J. Bulman and Marshal Eldo Gericke were working on the case this morning, but few clews were found that might lead to a solution. Harlan Hein Passes On At Veterans' Hospital ^Jiarlan C. Hein, 33, passed away at the Veterans' hospital in Minneapolis, Minn., Monday. Hejiad been a patient there for sorne timcT .jvith a lingering ailment and his wife, mother and brothers visited him there over the week end. The remains arrived here this morning and the funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock in the Schutte Funeral Home, and at two o'clock in St. Paul's Lutheran church. Obituary next week. Phone People Meet:, Perkins to Retire ^ Inez Kiesau, is now here after serving LXhe annual meeting of the Postville as nurse in the Camp Atterbury, In. diana, hospital while he. was overse _Paul Sehutte is Home. /_£auL Schutte, SK 1/C, who has been serving aboard the U. S. destroyer Stockham in the Pacific theater of. operations, arrived here Monday afternoon on a thirty day leave in the home of his Darents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schutterj Paul was on the first ship to enfSrTokyo Bay and of late had been. In that area. His ship arrived in Bremerton, Wash., in'Novem­ ber and while awaiting his turn to get leave, ho became ill and was hospital Ized, r .y Dunne Peterson Is Home. [JEaoman Duane Peterson arrived here last Thursday on a leave which Farmers Telephone Co., was held at emorial Hall Monday afternoon, with [0 ,.stockhpj.d.ers .Me .nding*) ,ato'bey Rose was elected a director to sucpeed H. N. Turner, and Harva O, Miller and Perry Perkins were chosen to succeed themselves on the board of directors. The holdover directors are Warner M. Harris, Walter Sander, Lorenz Casten, Louis Kramtmer, Wm, H. Baltz and J. A. Schroeder.1 Secretary Perry L. Per Kins reported that there were 725 telephones in use on December 31; 30 rural lines with 136 pole line miles; 412 iron wire rural lies; 450 copper wire miles and about six miles of aerial and underground able wire. Perkins To Resifn, It was learned at the meeting that he is spending in thjjjhome of his Mr. Perkins will tender his resignation father, A. L. Peterson^He> has been „t the forthcoming board meeting as serving aboard Jbe-WrSTS. Stlverstein, secretary-manager, and his successor a destroyer escort in the Pacific area, w ui be appointed at that time, He oxpects to have enough points for Lester Bobbins of McGregor came release next month. Monday to become lineman of the (Continued on page eight) company. Brown Swiss Breeders To Meet Here AAond'y Brown Swiss cattle breeders from the seven northeastern Iowa counties comprising Canton No. 1, will assemble at the high school agriculture rooms in Postville at 10:30 a. m., next Monday, January 21, to make plans for their annual Canton show, it was announced this week by Ewnld Brandt, Canton president. Plans will also be made for participation in a Brown Swiss state sale to be held some time in October ot this year, At next Monday's meeting, Dick Stumbo, national field man tor-the Brown Swiss association will be in attendance as a speaker, as will also Floyd Johnston of Iowa State College, Ames. Round table discissions and other items of interest to all cattle breeders will be featured on the program, Mr, Brandt stated. Everyone interested in cattle breed ing, especially In the Brown Swiss breed, is invited to attend Monday'i meeting. A tree lunch will be served at noon. Victory Clothing Drive For Wartorn Peoples I Now Underway Here Mrs. L. W. Casten has been named chairman for Postville and Post township in the nationwide Victory Clothing Drive having for its aim the collection of 100 million garments as a direct contribution to the needy and destitute people in countries which have been devastated by war. Mrs. Casten states that Memorial Hall will again be the collection depot for items donated, and Mr. Otto Appel will care for all bundles brought there from^ today until the close of the drive on January 31. In the previous drive, held last April, istville was very generous in doting clothing, and it is hoped this drive will also produce a minimum of one garment for each inhabitant in this community. Items sought include coats, suits, trousers, skirts, dresses, shirts, sweaters, knitwear, underwear, pajamas, night gowns, shoes, galoshes, overshoes, rubbers, blankets, bedding, piece goods, remnants and draperies. All clothing must be clean, wrapped well, and the contents of the bundles listed on trie outside. The following items are NOT desired in this Victory clothing collection: straw hats, toys, feather beds, pillows, mattresses, novelties and household furnishings, Mrs. Casten explains. Pes 1.52 1.37 The Need is Great. Devastation and want in the lands ravished by war are on so vast a scale as to be almost beyond our comprehension. Millions there are even now inadequately clad for winter weather, for health and for self-respect. It is estimated that in China alone 200 million people are in desperate need of clothing. The same conditions prevail in European countries. Among these threadbare millions, there are people of every age and from every walk of life—new-born babes, school boys and girls, aged farm couples, the village choir master, office clerks, doctors, teachers, young mothers, sick and fear-haunted ex-prisoners of war, the nearly hopeless wrecks from slave labor camps, and even city officials. Most of them live and work in unheated rooms, for fuel, too, is still scarce. To clothe these millions is our re sponslbllity. Cast-off clothing, still usable, will find many eager seekers. They need them until such time when clothing will again^be available to them in their own countries and through regular sources. Garments given in this drive will be distributed free and without discrimination ot any kind, As a service to its readers, the Postville Herald this year will again publish the tax lists for the Town of Postville and the surrounding townships. The first of these lists, the one for Postville, is being published today and shows a reduction of approximately five per cent from the amount asked last year. N The county consolidated levy of 9.722 mills is .336 mill higher than last year's 9.386 mills. The Postville Independent School District is asking 34.482 mills this year, 3.004 mills less than the 37.486 mills asked a year ago. An increase of .806 mill is asked by the Town of Postville. 20.587 mills as compared with the 19.781 mills requested last year. There is no levy sought for state taxes this year. The total levy this year is 64.791 mills. However, a credit of 3.889 mills results from the moneys and credits taxes in this corporation, bringing the net levy down to 60.902 mills as compared to 62.612 mills demanded the year before. Amounts given in the following table are net amounts of taxes due, the homestead exemption applying on certain properties having been deducted. The maximum homestead credit is $62.50 or 25 mills. In bringing these lists the Herald assumes no responsibility for their accuracy, both as to names or amounts; we publish theme merely as a service to our readers as they are supplied us with all due care as to accuracy. Local banks have these tax lists and first half payment or the full amount may be remitted through them at any time to March 31. A penalty attaches after that date on the unpaid taxes due. Postville Corporation. First Second Anderson. Theodore $ 66.72 $ 66.72 Abernethy, Earl 43.39 Angell, Mrs Laura B 5.39 Braun. Joseph J 98.00 Boucher, Otto J 104.29 Beucher, Bessie A 41.29 Bloxham, Frank 6,25 Block, Henry .W 35.90 Blumhagen, Henry Est.. .37 Brandt, Louis W Bursell, James Burdick, Arthur 63.35 Bulman. Wm G 21.54 Bigler, Henry Est 16.16 Beucher, Leo 45.33 Beucher Heirs 60.90 Baltz, Cynthia 73.71 Baltz, Wm F & Mathilda 43.85 Blumhagen, Anna 29.65 Backhaus. Mrs Minnie.. 40.39 Brockmeyer, Mrs Wm.... 31.59 Brockmeyer, Wm 12.50 Block, Fred E 20.47 Burdick, Emma Heins 49 Bertelson, Albert 61 Brown, Octave L 58.80 Bush, Ace W 12.87 Baily, Mrs Maude 33.10 Burling, WH & Robert 46.40 Bruce, Lloyd 147.99 Brooks, G A 9.33 Brooks, Elizabeth 2.50 Bollman, Julia 54.27 Behrens, Lena 31.59 Blegen, Mrs. Norris 5.48 Behrens, Arthur 41.32 Beucher, Celestia Est... 3.05 Benjegerdes, Fred W 43.08 Baltz, Wm H & Ida M... 18.67 Boese, Robert Est 2.28 Bachtell, Ralph 7.31 Casten, John Sr 28.72 Cook. Everett 25.14 Christofferson, Herman 20.26 Christofferson, Elbe 46 Casten, John O , 23.34 Casten Bros 57.91 Casten. Leonard W 44.88 Clark, Wm J 72.86 Citizens State Bank 267.97 Casten, Melinda B 64.55 Cook, Burr 36.97 Christofferson, Harold Gladys 9.70 Cole. Harry D 32.31 Capper, Frances 36.59 Campbell, Gwendolyn .. 21.54 Chamberlain, Amia 50.51 Candee, Eva M 32.31 Cook, Estella 7.18 Christofferson, H Q 38.52 Dietsch, Gustav 20.03 Douglass, Ray 3.32 Douglass Pharmacy 30.45 Douglass, Miss Ruth 207.83 Deering, Mort C 36.62 Deal, Guy 20.22 Douglass. Harvey H 37,46 Durno, Birdie St Mark Piatt 32.62 Durno, Josephine 20.64 Duwe. Elizabeth 43.09 Davis, Florence 70.03 Durno, W E Est 169,44 (Continued On Page Eight) 43.39 5.39 98.00 104.29 41.29 6.25 35.90 .38 1.52 1.37 63.35 21.54 16.16 45.33 60.90 73.71 43.85 29.65 40.39 31.59 12.50 20.47 .49 .61 58.80 12.87 33.10 46.40 147.99 9.33 2.50 54.27 31.59 5.48 41.32 ,3.05 43.08 18.67 2.28 7.31 28.72 25.14 20.26 .46 23.34 57.91 44.88 72.86 267.97 64.55 36.97 9.70 32.31 36.59 21.54 50.51 32.31 7.18 38.52 20.03 3.32 30.45 207.83 36.62 20.22 37.46 32.62 20.64 43.09 70.03 169.44

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