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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1946. Number 14. mior Hi Team Ips County Cup; Act Plays Feb. 13 mSk ^Pirates Lose to Lansing ^It ^In Semi-Finals of Meet; K .tUps'^ther News at Schools ^1 _ r -*'-The Postville Junior High took their ''^MfcUgamc °' the county tournnmcnt £ J ^ ( jJtt £$aukon Wednesday night by de- pMRSr* Wnterville 15 to 7. "*f^tt^S* game started out with Post' n tne ' ead wnicn tn °y kept 1 v ^7ilnniughout the entire game. The score " ,. »i the half was 7 to 2 in Postvtlle's , .Eugene Rima led the Postvillc scor- '' V 1ng with nvc points to his credit. j> , 'Our Junior High took the final game -of the county tournament Friday night When they defeated Lansing 29 to 4. Again the Junior Pirates took an • •. early lend in the scoring which was never equalled by the Lansing team. " At thee half the score was 19 to 4 in PostvUle 's favor. v Deate Gundcrson led the Postville , team-In scoring 19 points. Aschom s •:arid^'Bray each had two points for Xanstng. PictUre of team on page 8. "> * ^Pirates Lose at Tourney. • 'The^ Postville Pirates lost thbir game ; : i-in 'the ,«emi-final round at Waukon to Lansing. At the fiist haVf the Pirates were :. trailing. They lacked the fire and i .drive which they came out with in the second' half, which found the local . ' : boys*going into the lead most of the . /timftr Palmer's play was outstanding, , .sinking three field goals and making five out of six free throws, for a total Of eleven points. Baltz was high for Lansing with nine baskets, v, Lansing led at the end of the first 'quarter 7 to 0, and at halftimo 13 to 8. 1 " Postville led at the end of the third quarter 20 to 16, with the final score Of the game being Lansing 28 and Post- .yUle 26. , Triangular Oeclam Contest. '••it The triangular declamatory contest. *' An. which winners in the home contests 7 held<at -''Postville, West Union and Decorah, schools earlier this year will it. compete j will be held in the three schools ^Monday evening, February 11. ,y ''In'the division held here at Post^ ' viUe,-which will start at 8:00 p. m., In the,high. school assembly, those who ^'.b. received ratings of third in oratorical, •2 ' first llTdramatlc and second in humor- ( - 'JU8 „at '',their home contests will com- T i &IChere' will bo a slight admission How Do You Stand? The Herald mailing lists were changed during the pust week, and since a greater number than usual have renewed their subscription there is a possibility that you have not been properly credited. If this box contains a red check mark, our records Indicate that you are either in arrears or will be by the first of the month. If such a mark is placed here, please make remittance at an early date to assure uninterrupted receipt of the Herald.— The Publisher. Test K. Kerr Holsteins For Outstanding Animals Brattlcboro, Vt., February 5.—Kenneth J. Kerr, Postville, has recently had his herd inspected and classified for type. The Holstein-Friesian Association of America announces today. The inspection was conducted by T. E. Elder, Alton, N. H., one of the eight officials appointed by the Association to do this work in the United States. Among the animals classified in this herd, four were designated "very good"—the second highest score an animal can receive; and five scored "good plus." The type classification, combined with a production testing program, is used as a means of proving sires and locating outstanding brood cow families in an owner's herd. Boy Scout Week Lloyd Swenson's Auction Is Set For February 20 (WMISmlci) HOME FROM WEST COAST. wMr, and Mrs. Elmer Zieman and Howard Gordanier arrived here Friday morning from California. Mr. and Mrs. Zieman had been visiting relatives and seeing the sights of the gest coast state, all of which they thoroughly enjoyed. Howard is a recent dischargee from the navy who had been spending a few weeks visiting in California before coming home with his aunt and uncle" Howard Gordanier Now ^ In Charge of Cleaners /Horace Gordanier is announcing in today's Herald that he has disposed of his dry cleaning.business and plant to his son^Hg \yjirdrWh 0 ' ast Friday arrived here froriTCalifornia after getting his discharge there from the U. S. Navy, in which he had served for more than four years. The change is effective as of February 1. S*Ir. Gordanier, who conducted the local establishment for the past ten years, feels the need of a well-earned rest. He will look after his farming interests and when needed wilL^also help out in the dry cleaning pjant. I Howard is an experienced man in the business he has taken over, having worked for his father for a number of years before entering the service, X St. Paul's Continues To Grow Steadily, Annual Report Shows a s f ^' ("4 «#M9 ndnv thev went out int0 thl F rUralfichools to observe actual teach \13 hat liir &i tl l ter « urn i ! re • n f iW *npn °ds, XTM $|irls and tne schools where they r^Ul^pbserve are: Betty Hager, Bloom- "ra ^WP' i; Mary Brown, Bloomfield "»5yf|" ; *Poris Walby, Highland school; jity^Folsom, Evergreen school; Ardis |fe"^^&ri||JBloomfleld No. 3; and Gwenn ' tw t -.-AX Bt Bloomfle i d No. 4 is are ,odne#' to nr»ct«" cont« the I ^wjspThrec One-Act Plays. _ Y Trtfe-iidramatic students at P. H. S havcrDeen rushing around lately gathering properties, learning their lines N and practicing their plays to be given 1 next Wednesday night, February 13, at ,Jejgh | t.Q 1 -Clock. The three one-act plays tQ be. given arc directed by Miss Doris A new feature this year in re- the plays is the student dl- tor each play who, make it pos> * all three pluys to rehearse ,e period although it is only vfor Miss Allred to attend-one ihearsals. The student direct , Jean Douglass, Russell Harris ella Opsand. The plays will be e night of the performance winner will compete with m Waukon on February 18. .urple Door Knob," by Walter , produced by special arrange ith Samuel French of New a comedy for three women. Osmundson as Mrs. Bar. w, an Invalid of about 65, wish [might "walk down to the bay ' t a strange ship sailing in with people on the deck and a live for a figure-head." Her un- tive housekeeper, Amanda Dun jyed by Dorothy Looney, how joes not sympathize with this It is when a glamorous actress, n Zieman, who is Viola Cole lay, enters the scene and at^o buy the door knob from the IJBt Mrs, Bartholomew finds new ent In life. Jean Douglass is .director for this play. "Curtain Calls," which Is also d by Bpecinl arrangement with French, is a melodramatic for a cast of five men. scene of this play 1 B laid In a hunting cabin, located near a , nmelesB city somewhere in In a plot which builds up to .United on page five) St. Paul's Lutheran congregation held its annual meeting Sunday afternoon in the assembly room of the church. Reports presented indicated that during the year the baptized membership had increased from 1,465 to 1,525; the confirmed membership from 1,125 to 1,182, and the communing membership from 801 to 875. Eleven members of the congregation died during the course of the year. Attendance at the 86 regularly scheduled services of worship, exclusive of the service for the nation on the death of the President and the devotional litany services, totalled 25,782, for an average of 300. The average Sunday morning attendance for the year was 385. The income of the congregation and its auxiliaries for current expense amounted to $11,546.48, while the expenses totalled $8,485.65. Balances in the current expense funds amounted to $1,299.59. $5,049.18 was expended for benevolent purposes during the year and $32.76 was reported on hand in the benevolence fund at the close of the year. $1,260.58 was contributed for Lutheran World Action. Contributions to the improvement fund, including the balance on hand at the beginning of 1945, amounted'to $19,773.03, while expenditures from this fund totalled $15,844.31. The balance In this fund at the close of the year was $3,888.72." $723 was contributed to the permanent fund during the year, The value of the congregation's property, including land, set by a recent' appraisal on a replacement basis, is $168,000. There Is no indebtedness. Other business transacted <at the meeting Included the adoption of a budget for 1946. The officers of» the congregation were also Instructed to send copies of a letter presented at the meeting, pro tsting against the official attitude of the United States government toward conditions in Central Europe, in behalf of the congregation to President Harry S. Truman, Senators George A. Wilson and B. B. Hickenlooper, and to Con gressman H. O. Talle, Elmer Schutte, Glenn Olson and Harold Schroeder were reelected to the Church Council, Fred Becker, H. J. Meyer and Willard C. Meyer were elected to the Church Council to sue coed Elmer Zieman, Carl Sander and Wilmer Nordln whose terms expired and who were not eligible for 'reelection. Elmer Zieman, president of the con grogatlon the past year, presided at the meeting Sunday. The annual meeting was preceded by a picnic dinner in the fellowship ball. Gass' Cows Average $180 7 At Wednesday's Auction twenty-one head of Holstein milch cows averaged $180.85 at the Ed Gass and Lawrence Klein auction sale last Wednesday, the top price paid being $240. Small calves sold for $65, yearling heifers went as higb._as $134 and the herd sire sold for $277^J Hay brought 54 cenls abale, straw 49 cents a bale, oats 75Vi cents per bushel and silage went at $6.50 per foot. Machinery offered sold well too, a corn picker brought $360 and a tractor sold for $505. A large crowd of buyers was attracted to the sale, cars being lined up on both sides of the road from the farm all the way into town. ^ Name Col. Chas. Sonnkalb Executive Officer of Field |A ^-«CWS bulletin from Columbus, Ohio, received here this week states that Col. Charles Sonnkalb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sonnkalb, has been chosen to succeed Lt. Col. Francis Benggeler as executive officer at Look- bourne Army Air Base at ColumbusT] Col. Sonnkalb was recently hom'tfon leave after returning from Europe where he served with the Ninth Air Force tactical group which flew in support of ground forces in France, Belgium, Holland and other sectors. Col. Sonnkalb wears the Distinguished Flying Cross, the air medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star, the European Theater of Operations ribbon with six battle stars and the Croix de Guerre. He is a graduate of Postville high school and of Loras College, Dubuque, later going to Randolph Field, Texas, for his flying training and commissioning. Lloyd Swcnson, who lives on the Teeplc farm, 13 miles north of Post­ villc, and who is moving from that place, announces a public sale of his personal property for Wednesday, February 20, starting at 12:00 o'clock. Eaton Waters will be the auctioneer, the Postville State Bank is the clerk, and the Postville Herald will handle the advertising. Mr. Swcnson will offer 90 head of livestock, consisting of 31 head of cattle, among which are eleven milch cows, ten yearling and 2-year-old heifers and steers, seven summer calves, three winter calves and a registered Shorthorn bull. Also offered are 29 head of sheep; two good work horses; 28 head of hogs; about 30 tons of hay in barn, and a full line of farm machinery and some household furniture. A lunch stand will be on the grounds for the sale and an advertisement setting forth in more detail all the items, offered will appear in next week's Herald. /'\ W. H. Haefner, Castalia, Ends 40 Years of Service Town Disposes of 11 Lots |JK._H. Haefner of Castalia was a Herald caller Tuesday afternoon and informed us that he has disposed of his general merchandise store in that city to W. H. MacMlJUan of Mason City, effective at once?"j "There are many friendships-made in a store like mine over a period of forty years, and I re gret that circumstances forced me to retire. Please insert a Thank You ad vertisement for me in which I want to express my thanks to the many loyal customers and friends I had at Castalia and the surrounding community," Mr Haefner told us. An interesting angle connected with the Haefner store is that Mr. Haefner purchased the business 40 years ago from Kramer & Son who also conducted the business for 40 years before him. Throughout the 80 years of its existence, the store has always been at the same location. Ludlow Township Taxes Are Higher By Nearly 4 Mills Amounts Now Payable Are Listed Here Minus Homestead Exemptions The Herald this week publishes the list of taxpayers for Ludlow township where taxes are somewhat higher this year. Mills levied for 1945 taxes were 24.058. as compared to 20.173 levied for 1944 taxes payable last year. 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. First Second Ava Investment Co $ 52.97 $ 52.97 Adam, Willard 9.72 Adam, Willard & Mild.. 51.97 Allison. John 0 50.71 Adam. Wm 62.11 Adam, Elmer 8.98 Adam, Martin 22.84 Adam, Rueben 2.40 Adam, Alfred 13.62 Adam. Fred 5.06 Bray, Clarence 24.49 Bauercamper, Julius .... 6.00 Blilie. Anton 13.75 Becker, Fred S 123.76 Becker, Henry 62.85 Becker, Edward A 84.57 Brandt. Alvin 66.58 Baumgartner, John (Snitker) 9.43 Bauercamper, David G 72.21 Blum. Julia Brandt, Arthur 4.87 Brandt, Lenora 54.37 Brandt. Edward 12.42 Mr. Haefner was active in the civic affair of Castalia for many years. ~v Bechtel, Arthur 51.66 -'^ Bahr, Alb & Margaret used For skating Rink |M rs# Carl H. Meyer, Longtime Resident; Passes On Wednesday Curtis Abernethy Partner Of Father In Clothing Store half^ Curtis Abernethy is now a owner in the clothing store conducted by his father, Earl Abernethy, since its purchase from John A. Palas last summer.) This announcement is made iij an"~'advertisement appearing on another page of today's Herald. The deal is retroactive to January 1. Curtis, a discharged army flyer who held a commission as a lieutenant during the war, has been acUve in the store since he returned hereT] FEDERAN INCOME TAX MAN . TO VISIT NEARBY TOWNS For the benefit of anyone wishing the aid of a federal income tax man in making out tax returns, the itinerary in this section. is as follows: At Decorah, Sellman building, March 4 to 15 inclusive; at Waukon, court house, February 19 and 20; at West Union, court house, February 21.' The unoccupied lots west of the Bun- Cook filling station which have been owned by the Town of Postville since 1922 when cost of paving against them was defaulted by the original owners, were sold at last Friday night's Council meeting. The Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative purchased 225 feet and the remaining 50 feet were bought by Burr Cook, the sale price being reported as $10 per running front foot. No official announcement has been made as to what purpose the lots will be put to. In recent years a tennis court was installed there during summer months and an ice skating rink provided winter sport there for children and grownups during the winter months. Postmaster Candidates Get Grades and Ranking Grade marking and rank of standing for the six candidates seeking ap pointment to the postmaster vacancy in Postville were received Saturday. A political appointment, the postmaster ship will go to one of the three highest as certified by the civil service commission, and the appointment is then subject to Senate confirmation. Those seeking the ofTlce here and who took the examination last year are H. H, Douglass, acting postmaster who has held the office since November 1, 1943, Miss Mellnda Casten, Euclid C, Marston, R. R, Douglass, Edward W, Kozelka and Gilbert Sanders. Commercial Club To Banquet Farmers Secretary of Agriculture Harry D. Linn will be the speaker at the annual banquet the Postville Commercial Club tenders the farmers of this community and which will be held at Memorial Hall on Thursday evening, February 21, it was announced this morning by the committee in charge of arrangements. Mr. Linn, one of the leading agrarians of the nation, will bring a vital message for farmers and businessmen alike, and all should make plans now to attend this annual event, A dinner will be served at 6:30 .o'clock and this is to be followed by Mr. Linn's talk and a fine program. The Commercial Club has been entertaining the farmers at these annual banquets for more than 25 years, each succeeding one drawing, a larger attendance than its predecessors. The plan originated back in the early '20s when the Farmers Institute, forerunner of the Big-Four fair, was held each winter and the farmers' banquet was the closing feature on the three-day progress of events. ( \ Bag 2 Foxes in Hur To Go After More "Two chicken thieves in Grand Meadow township will do no more marauding, and others had better stay away from this section, as they have a pack of experienced hunters hot on their trail." So said one of the 37 men who last Sunday afternoon went out to beat the bushes and undergrowth for several hours and then came up with two dead foxes. Last Sunday's hunt was more or less of an experimental project for the local men who are now organized to put on additional hunts that should produce greater results, Sponsored by the Postville Gun and Rifle Club, it is believed Ave foxes were rounded up, but three of these eluded the hunters when a mlxup in signals allowed a spread in the cordon that had been thrown around the designated area. Another hunt has been tentatively announced for next Sunday afternoon. Hunters with shotguns only are. to meet at Memorial Hall at one o'clock from whence they will proceed to the hunting grounds. 9.72 51.97 50.71 62.11 8.98 22.84 2.40 13.62 5.06 24.49 6.00 13.75 123.76 62.85 84.57 66.58 9.43 72.21 jjjiineral services were held here Saturday afternoon at the Schutte Funeral Home and at St. Paul's Lutheran church for Mrs. Carl H. Meyer, 84, who passecLjjway at Postville hospital Wed- nesdayT\she had been ill for several weeksm. the Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Meyer home in Waukon where she was living. The Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig officiated at the services and interment was in Postville cemetery. Mrs. Meyer was born as Frederieka Sass,. daughter of John and Caroline Michal Sass, December 1, 1861, in Mecklenburg-Schwcrin, Germany, and came to the United States when she was 4K> years old and with her parents first located at Chicago. After a few years residence there, the family moved to Springfield, just south of Postville, and later settled on the old homestead northwest of Postville. She was married in Postville to Carl H. Meyer who came here from Clayton Center and the couple made their home in this city. To them were born four children, of whom three survive. Mr. Meyer passed away August 7, 1940. Mr. Meyer was employed by Ward & Meyer as a clerk for a number of years and then the family moved to the farm three miles northwest of town which continued to be the family home until Mr. Meyer passed away. After her husband's death, Mrs. Meyer made her home with her children and with a niece, Mrs. Lena Perry. The past ten months she lived at Waukon with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Meyer. She is survived by her three children, Damond Meyer of Castalia, Mrs. Bertha Schwabe of Seward, Nebr., and Edmund Meyer of Waukon; two grandchildren, Mrs. Evelyn Goeke of Postville and Darlene Meyer of Waukon, three great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Her husband, a daughter, Mrs, Louise Kekos, and an only sister, Mrs. Wilhelmina Schara, preceded her in death. REAL ESTATE CHANGES ARE RECENTLY RECORDED Among the : recent real estate sales recorded in the office of the county re corder at Waukon were the following from this community: Warner M. Harris to Roger M, Harris, Post township land, $16,000. Frank L. Eaton, Claudia Meier, Amanda Phillips to Willard and Paul A. Schutte, business property in Postville. * \ Alfred C. Meyer and Ella C. Meyer to Milton F. and Pauline Klesau as joint tenants, residence property 'in Postville, 66.03 Bahr, Alb & Margaret.. 121.70. Bahr. Charles & Donald 11.59 DeWitt. D J 52.64 DeWitt, Carl C...., 39.90 DeWitt, Mrs. Mabel 67.00 Dunee, Ranee F 1.16 Duvel, Charles 92.04 Duvel, Merlin 6.97 Duvel, Emma 1.25 Duvel, Clarence 41.68 Duvel, Albert T 82.81 Depping, Mrs. Minnie... 9.69 Duvel, Fred W 56.13 Depping, Christina 2.12 Duvel, Wesley H 42.86 Duvel, Mrs. Pauline 96 Depping, Henry 48.23 Depping, Henry 104.11 Ellingson, Arnold 7.02 Flage, Ben & Mattie 54.18 Flage, Ben 70.85 Flage, Albert 11.36 Flage, Irvin 6.95 Flage, Albert & Irvin. . 15.88 Fiet, Walter 71.61 Flage, Grant 43.96 Fiet, Delbert C 28.23 Fiet, Albert 43.55 Flage, Harvey 35.62 Flage, John F 41.72 Flage, John 28.37 Flage, David B 32.70 Flage, Elmer P 44.24 Fiet, Mrs. August 47.85 Fiet, Paul D 81.18 Fiet, Benjamin D 32.08 Fiet, Edward H 41.45 Flage, Roy Est 97.63 Ferguson, Wm G 60.71 Fiet, John F 61.95 Flage, Donald 6.70 Fiet, Arthur 19.03 Grotegut, Albert 8.80 Guese, Mrs. Fred 124.67 Gpeke, Otto E 43.55 Goeke, Conrad 21.35 Grovdahl, Harry L 5.00 Grimm, Bert 33.28 Geiser, Teeple, Mrs Bes 29.42 Goeke, Robert 87 Hansmeier, Mrs. Louise 38.74 Harris, Fred H 84.15 Harris, Fred J 9.57 Hager, Caroline 13.47 Hager, Arthur 5.68 Hager, Fred W 66.83 Hager, Don & Elmer... 22.78 Hager, Elmer 9.63 Hager, Henry n 126.91 Hesse, Paul 12.00 Henning, Helen H 24.38 Henning, Edgar H 7,98 Henning, Theodore 34.09 Hermeier, Elmer 19.17 Hansmeier. John E 12.62 Hansmeier, Reuben * 71.65 Hager, Paul 123.02 Hermeier, Mrs Mathilda 69.73 Hermeier, Ed H 12.90 Hertramph, Frank 5.34 Held, Clifford E 55.87 Held. Esther Helming, Albert 78.51 Hager, Albert 103.42 Hansmeier, Paul 77.14 Hermeier, Fred & Flor 35.72 Helming, Paul T 69 .45 Hanke, Paul 1.30 4.87 54.37 12.42 51.66 66.03 121.70 11.59 52.64 39.90 67.00 1.16 92.04 6.97 1.25 41.68 82.81 9.69 56.13 2.12 42.86 .96 48.23 104.11 7.02 54.18 70.85 11.36 6.95 15.88 71.61 43.96 28.23 43.55 35.62 41.72 28.37 32.70 44.24 47.85 81.18 32.08 41.45 97.63 60.71 61.95 6.70 19.03 8.80 124.67 43.55 21.35 5.00 33.28 29.42 .87 38.74 84.15 9.57 13.47 5.68 66.88 22.78 9.63 126.91 12.00 24.38 7.98 34.09 19.17 12.62 71.65 123,02 s 69.73 12.90 5.34 55.87 78 .51 103.42 77 .14 35.72 69.45 1.30 (Continued on Page Seven)

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