Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 13, 1946 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1946. Number 15. Name Postville Site for Sectional Cage Tournament One-Act Plays Tonight; Speech Contest Monday; Other News at Schools Three Farm Auction Sales Announced This Week Announcement wns received Tuesday by Supt. R. L. Evnns of the teams that will participate In the Sectional Masketball Tournament to be held in IVstvillc February 26, 27, 28, and March 1 nnd 2. 1946. Class "A" Teams: Postville, Waukon. St Patrick's of Waukon. and Monona. Class "B" Teams: Lansing, Waterville. Marquette, Luana, Lansing Im- marulale Conception, Harpers Kerry, Garnavillo. Farmcrsburg, McGregor. The olTiclal pairings have not been received as yet, but will be announced :n next week's Herald. Preliminary Spcorh Context, Monday, February 18, is the date on which ii Preliminary Speech contest u ill be held in the high school uym- i .asium here beginning at 8:00 p. m. Minima. Waukon and Postville contestants are assigned to this meet. Entries in the contest may in- i elude declamation, interpretative read\ :nj;. one-net plays, original oratory, de- hate and extemporaneous speaking. Since Postville is the only one of the three schools having declamatory wvrk. Maris rot Buddenberg, Rose Mane Meyer and Russell Harris, winners in :he home contest, need not appear un•il the pro-district contest to be held the week of March -1. Monona has no entries in anv di\ ision Waukon is entering a one-act play. . .. is Postville. In order to provide a longer evening of entertainment. Postville will present, in addition, the play vhich receives second rating Wednesday when the one-act plays are judged. The location of the pie-district con­ sist will be announced later. An advertisement concerning Monday's contest will be found elsewhere :n this issue of the Herald. One-Act Plays. The dramatic department wishes to remind the public that three one-act plays will be presented tonight. February 13, at 8:00 in the high school gymnasium. These three plays will be judged and the winner will compete in the tournament held here on February 18. An advertisement appears elsewhere in this issue. Split With Monona. The Postville Junior High team won a thriller from a like team from Monona last night in the local gym by a score of 25 to 19. Postville trailed C to 14 at the halftime. but "got hot" and went on to win in the closing moments of the game. The Pirates lost their game to the Monona Bulldogs after leading at halftime, 12 to 11. The final score was Monona 35, Postville 28. Cloy Schultz bucketed 12 points for Postville, and Freeman had 21 points to lead Monona's scoring. Postville Downs Blue Devils, 24-17. Postville has added another game to its victory book. Played Friday at Maynard, It was an Upper Iowa Conference game, and the Pirates won it, 24 to 17. The game kept a cheering crowd from the respective towns up on their feet throughout the game as the score was either tiod or just a point In difference. Mutters looked a bit dismal for Postville even during the last quarter, since at the end of the third quarter Maynard had n one-point lead. In the last minute of the game Bernald Martins perked the team up with two field goals, accompanied by two similar goals by other members of the team to bring the final score to 24 to 17 in I'ostvllle's favor, Hot Lunch Menu. The students taking hot lunches at P. H. S. for the week of February 18 to 22 will be fed the following menus Monday, green beans with bacon, creamed carrots, butter sandwiches and milk; Tuesday, hamburgers, creamed corn, fruit jello and milk; Wednesday Harvard beets, moat loaf, butter sandwiches and milk; Thursday, sauer- kruut and wieners, creamed potatoes, butter sandwiches and milk; Friday scalloped peas and eggs, carrot strips, butter sandwiches und apples, Tie With Deeorah In DecUm The annual Tri-Clty doclam contest was held Monday evening, in Deeorah Postville and West Union, The ratings which the contestants from each town received were added up and the town with the lowest score won first place In this year's contest West Union won first place with MO points, whilo Decorah and Postville tied for second Place with 22 points each. The contestants from Postville who received II ratings were: Margrot Buddenberg, competing with the I rat' (Continued on page five) As March 1 draws near, farm auction sales in northeastern Iowa are becoming more numerous and newspapers coming to our desk carry many advertisements of these sales. The same condition prevails here. During the past week three sales have been set for next week and the week following. Swctuon Sale Fob. 20. As announced last week, Lloyd Swenson will hold a public sale on Wednesday. February 20, on the Teeple farm. 1.1 miles north of Postville. It is to start at 12 o'clock, and ho offers 31 head of cattle, two horses, 29 sheep, 28 hogs, 30 tons hay and a full line of machinery. His advertisement appears in today's Herald. John Kohrs Feb. 22. John C. Kohrs, who lives on the former Ben Lange farm, announces a closing out sale of his personal proper ty on Friday, February 22, starting at 12:30 o'clock. Eaton Waters Is the auctioneer; Postville State Bank is the clerk, and the Herald office is handling the advertising. Mr. Kohrs offers seven head of Shorthorn cows and heifers; two good farm horses: 100 pullets: a complete line of farm machinery. His advertisement with a full description of his offerings appears in today's Herald. Kiiuel-Seclanll Sale. William Kugel and Art Seeland will hold a public sale at the Kugel farm, six miles southeast of Postville on Wednesday. February 27. starling at 12 :30 o'clock. They olTer eleven head of hogs and an extensive line of farm machinery. Ibolh power and horse-drawn, also some household goods. An advertisement fully describing the property offered will appear in next week's Herald. '01 Saint Valentines Q Leslie Hull of Waukon Heads N. E. Iowa Press World War II Veterans Given Legion Post Reins Mrs. AAaie Pixler, A Pioneer Resident, Passes Away Monday i Arthur F. Brandt Post. No. 518, American Legion, has taken a new lease on life with the. return of the service men from World War II. The local organization now has 97 members and should be an instrument for promotion of many worthwhile community projects. At a meeting of the Post held Tuesday evening in Memorial Hall, more than 00 members were present, among Luana Schools to Present Activity Program Feb. 21 Students of Luana school will present their annual activities program at the f?uana Hall on Thursday evening, February 21. at 8:00. This year the center of the evening's events will be the one-net comedy. "Bobby Sox." by Donald Payton. Characters in the play- arc members of the different high school classes. Supt. O. H. Snively directs the play. Besides the play, both band and them many new members who were'girls' glee club numbers will be on the extended a welcome by Commander R. I program. The glee club sings both ac- C. Hucbncr and Acting Adjutant 'companied and unaccompanied thrce- Wm. A. Knecland. part songs, including Bach's "Sleepers, Veterans of World War I who are Wake"! and the Russian folksong, "No members of the local Post expressed :Wind Stirs." The school's 25-piece the desire that the younger men should band's contribution will include novel- now relieve the older veterans of ,ties, marches and more serious se- leadership in the affairs of the organi- j lections, such as parts of the famous zalinn. In line with this, the present ."Weber Suite" and the overture, "The Leslie Hull, co-publisher of Waukon Newspapers, was elected president of the Northeastern Iowa Press Association whose members mot in Postville last Friday afternoon and evening. Others chosen were Dwight Bannister, Deeorah Journal, vice president; Richard Wcsterflold, Fayette County Union, West Union, secrotary-treosur- er; directors, Louis Hull, Waukon Newspapers, for Allamakee county; Chas. Millham, Guttcnberg Press, for Clayton county; Lee Peacock, Tripoli Leader and Fayette Leader, for Fay- etts county, and Don E. Amundsen, Os sian Bee, for Winneshiek county. During the round-table discussions held in the afternoon at Memorial Hall it was decided to continue purchasing newsprint for the group in pool cars; to strive collectively for advancement of our several communities in the postwar era, and to further the interests of local industries and institutions. It was brought out at the meeting that all printing establishments are ex periencing greater difficulty now to secure paper stocks than was the case during the war, but the outlook for relief from this problem by fall is encouraging. The association set the following dates for meetings to be held this year At West Union in April; at Waukon in June; annual picnic for northeast quarter of the state at Guttcnberg in August; at Elgin in October, and the next annual meeting in February here in Postville. ^ In addition to those mentioned above, those present for Friday's meet ing were R. P. Strauch, Elgin Echo Fred G. Huebsch, North Iowa Times, McGregor; James P. Bennett, Tripoli Leader; G. W. Hunt, Guttcnberg Press; Terry Vikrc. Ossian Bee; Wm. J. and Erwin L. Klingbeil, Postville Herald. Ag Secretary Linn Is Speaker For Farmers Banquet Several Excellent Films On Program at Annual Commercial Club Event In addition to the featured speaker, Harry D. Linn, Iowa Secretary of Ag- Maie Pixler, 81. for many years a resident of this community, passed away at the West Union hospital Monday morning at 0:45 o 'clock after a lingering illness."] Funeral-sendees arc being held this ifternoon at two o'clock in the Post- I ville Community Presbyterian church, conducted by the Rev. G. Ukena of West Union. Interment will be in the Postville cemetery. Mrs. Pixler was born as Maie Eva Harmon ut Viroqua, Wis., on July 15, 1864, and came to Iowa in her early 'teens. She was married to George W. Pixler of Postville on January 30,1884, and lo this union eight children were born. Of these James. Ina (Mrs. H. C. Schullzl. Ernest and Lester, as well as her husband, preceded her in death. The four surviving children are Roy Pixler of Postville, Ralph Pixler of West Union. George Pixler of Dubuque and Gerald Pixler of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Also surviving are two brothers and one sister. P. V. Harmon of Inglewood, Calif., V. P. Harmon of San Diego, alif., and Mrs. Frank Fay of Clermont; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Pixler spent the first 45 years of her married life on the farm in Grand Meadow township, south of Postville, which Mr. Pixler purchased when they were married. Four years she spent at Minneapolis and then moved to Postville where she resided until failing health would not permit her to live alone. She lived one year with her son, Gerold, and for the past two and a half years with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pixler, at West Union. Mrs. Plxler's Mother Passes. Mrs. Ralph Plxler's mother, Mrs August Ahlstrom, 88, passed away Sun duy ol Minneapolis and the remains orrived in Postville Monday where Louis Schutte had charge of the arrangements for the funerol which was held Tuesday afternoon at the Presby terian church at Lansing, the home of the deceased. officers and committee members proffered their resignations and these were accepted. The organization then elected the following ww officers to carry on the affairs of the PostiVAv. ' •-Post Commander—Norris Blcgcn. • Wico Commander—Robt. Martindale. Adjutant—Robert H. Burling. Finance Officer—W. A. Knecland. Post Historian—Durwood Schutta. Scrgeant-at-Arms—Robert Myers. Executive Committee—Harry Tyler, Leslie Poesch, Leon Olson, Ernest Ov- rland and Leo Foels.~"'*j • The Post voted lo send the Comander and the Adjutant to the state meeting for these officers, to be held Des Moines February 17 and 18. Before adjournment a vote of thanks as accorded retiring Commander Huebner for his excellent leadership during the past year and a half. tie. Ludlow Co-operative Creamery company manufactured 424,337 pounds of butter during 1945, according to the annual statement read before the meeting of shareholders held last week n the Qgrman school house in Ludlow township, .says the Waukon Democrat. Total receipts for the year amounted to $190,786.66; patrons were paid $179,957.49. The average price paid -for but terfat was 53.08 cents per pound and the average price received for butter was 42.03 per pound. The cost of making butter was 3.96 cents per lb. All company directors were re-elected and in a session immediately after the shareholders' meeting, the directors elected Fred Kugel secretary to re place Donald Hager. i/ CALL BASEBALL MEETING FOB MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 A meeting is being called for next Monday evening, February 18, at eight o'clock, Memorial Hall, to discuss or ganizatlon of a baseball association here for the coming summer. All interested in playing or with ideas that will tend to encourage this sport here, are invited to attend this meeting. DINNER AND BAZAAR BY LADIES' AID FEB, 20 St. Paul's Lutheran Ladles' Aid will have their annual dinner and 'bazaar on Wednesday, February 20. Serving will start at 11:30 a.m.,and auctioning of articles at the bazaar and food store starts? at 1:30 p. m. The public Is cordially invited to uttend. • Traveller." Both music groups are directed by Preston Carr. ^/j Mrs. John Powers Passes At Sister's Home in Idaho udlow Creamery Report ' Indicates Successful Year l_Mrs. John Powers, 64, a longtime resident of this city, passed away last Tuesday evening, February 5, at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Anderson, 'n Twin Falls, Idaho, where she and her husband had been living since last year. J Funeral services and burial were in Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls last Saturday. Mrs. Powers was born at Ossian November 27, 1881, and is survived by her husband and two daughters, Marion, of Washington, D. C, and Lorraine, of Bellingham, Wash. Also surviving are three sisters and one brother. Farmers Coop. Society Holds Annual Meeting About 35 stockholders attended the annual meeting of Postville Farmers Cooperative Society held at Memorial Hall Tuesday afternoon. Ewald Brandt, Roger Harris, E. C. Marston and Wm. F. Baltz were elected to the board of directors. These men, with the holdover directors, Harry Turner, E. F. Dickman, J. A. Schroeder, Ed Green Ed Lammert, will meet soon to choose officers for the coming year. Agent Carl C. Sander reported at the meeting that the Society had experienced one of its best years, both in livestock handled and in merchandise sales. Bag 3 More Foxes; Next Hunt Sunday Cows Sell for *I93 At Schultz Auction ..Eight Brown Swiss milch cows offered at the auction sale of Fred C Schultz last Thursday brought an average of $173 each, with the first two head sold going at $193 each. The two-month old calves brought $32 each. The sale totalled $4,600, bidding by the large crowd presenJLbelng lively for the property offered .J Brood sows sold for~$80 each; two roan horses brought $81 each; Leghorn hens sold for $1.59 each; hay went at $14 per ton; corn sold at 96 cents per bushel, and oats went for 75 cents. Quite a demand for Mr, Schultz's well-kept machinery brought about brisk bidding and all items sold well. A manure spreader, 20 years old, which Mr. Schultz had bought for $45 sold for $74, and a corn planter which a number of years ago was bought for $81, sold Thursday for $94, Mr. and Mrs. Schultz will soon move SELL FARM TO SON. • I to Postville and the Charles Welhe Amcing the recent estate transfers in farm on which they have been living, the Clayton County Recorder's office will be operated by Charles Schutte, was the ono of Mr, and Mrs. Roy Plx- J<"-> who has been on the C. P. Meier ler's farm In Grand Meadow township place.' Enos Muchow will work the to their son, Glen R. Pixler. j Meier farm this year, Between fifty and sixty hunters participated in last Sunday's fox hunt, covering the area in the triangle formed by Postville, Hardin and Bethel, Net result of the hunt was the bagging of three foxes, while several other sly animals escaped through the cordon thrown about that section of lamP? • Proceeds from the bounties collected and sale of the pelts goes to the treasury of the Postville Gun and Rifle Club. Rumor has It that hunters who were not in the local group waited until after these had left the area and then bagged a fox or two for their own personal gain. The (ocal club plans to have several more hunts, the next one being set for next Sunday starting at 12:30 o'clock, according to an advertisement appearing in today's Herald. Grand Master Smith Of Iowa Odd Fellows To Visit Local Lodge A special meeting of Postville Lodge. No. 707, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will be held on Wednesday evening, February 20, when the local lodge will be host to Grand Master George Smith of Cedar Rapids. A full evening's entertainment has been planned, featuring the exemplification ofLthe Second Degree by the Deeorah I. O. O. F. Lodge, with a class of fifteen candidates receiving the degree. Every member is urged to attend this meeting, as the Grand Master has a message of interest for all Odd Fellows. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. Confer Degree at Deeorah. On last Sunday 30 local Odd Fellows went to Deeorah by special bus and in private cars to confer the Initiatory and First Degrees on a class of 14 candidates. The work by the local lodge was exemplified in an afternoon lodge meeting, while in the evening the Deeorah lodge conferred the Second and Third degrees. Grand Master George Smith of Cedar Rapids attended the Deeorah festivities. A banquet was served by the ladies of Deeorah at the dinner hour between the afternoon and night sessions. Albert Lubke of Postville was a candidate for the second and third degrees. Members of Postville Lodge who went for the Deeorah meeting included John W. Powell, Warner M. Harris, Luver C. Schultz, Harley J. Hills, Ross W. Thornton, Arthur S. Burdick, Blake Rathbun, Henry A. Lange, Bernhardt W. Lange, Albert Lubke, Arno Schutte, Burr Cook, Milo Meyer, Elmer Sander, Elliott Schroeder, Laurence Hofer, Lorence Reinhardt, Gaddis A. Brooks, Arthur C. Webster, Leonard Christofferson, Her old Paulsen, Herman Christofferson, Erwin L. Klingbeil, Edgar C. Riser, Milo Gericke, Everett Cook, Francis Padden, Helmuth J. Meyer, Ray R. Douglass and Harvey Q. Christofferson riculture, at the annual banquet to farmers of this community by the Postville Commercial Club at Memorial Hall Thursday evening, February 21, a series of entertaining and instructive dims will be shown. The dinner will be served at 6:30 o'clock p. m., to which all farmers in this community are cordially invited to be the guests of the Commercial Club. Mr. Linn will speak on a topic that will be of interest to all. farmers and businessmen alike. He is a forceful speaker and the committee in charge of arrangements were fortunate to secure him for this annual event. Several films have been secured by the committee, and these will be shown immediately after Mr. Linn's talk. Make your plans now to attend, and bring one of your neighbors with you. It's all free, an opportunity to become better acquainted with your businessmen and farmer friends by rubbing elbows with them at the splendid program and dinner. Several More Servicemen Are Given One-Way Fare MARCH OF DIMES DRIVE NETS $74 IN POSTVILLE Miss Hattie Weihe, chairman for Post township and Postville for 4he March of Dimes, drive, reports that $74.00 was collected during the recent campaign in these precincts. She expressed appreciation for the excellent work of the Camp Fire Girls who conducted the solicitation and for the generous support from the public for this worthy cause. MOVIE PATRONS—ATTENTION! NOTICE—Owing to the length of "WEEK END AT THE WALDORF" at Uie Iris Theatre, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, February 17, 18 and 19, (Two hours and forty minutes) there will be two shows on Sunday night, at 7:00 and 9:30 P. M.j but one show only at 8:00 P. M. on Monday and Tuesday nights. _Sgt. Emil W. J. Schultz. who has been in the army since September, 1942, arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schultz, Sr., in this city on Sunday, having been given his honorable discharge at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, last week. lEmil served in a number of camps in this country before being sent overseas, to Okinawa. He wears the American Theater ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with one battle star, the Good Conduct medal and the Victory ribbon. "Boy, this is really God's country." Emil remarked Monday when he came in to report his return home. "I wouldn't give a plugged nickel for all of Okinawa. Those people are a thousand years behind the times and wore frightened every time we drove down the road in a jeep or tractor." Emil was in the air forces. Gordon Schultz Out. |__PJc. Gordon Schultz arrived at his homc~in Monona Tuesday of last week from Camp Grant, 111., where he was discharged from the army the previous day after serving 18 months overseas. ' He entered service Feb. 22, 1944, and eceived his basic training at Camp Fannin, Texas. He left the states Aug. 1944, ond saw service in England, France, Belgium, Germany and Holland. While overseas he was attached to the Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry, second division. He returned to the states last month. During his two years in service he received the Good Conduct medal, American Theater ribbon, Victory medal, European Theater ribbon with three battle stars and the Combat Medical badge. He is a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Meyer. "Dutch" Harris Out. _.L_eo R. Harris, Machinists Mate Second~Class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Obert Harris of route one, Postville, was among the 350 Navy veterans returning to the states for discharge aboard the U. S. S. Sanctuary, a {lospltal ship of the Magic Carpet .fleeC} The ship left Pearl Harbor January "1S4 and was scheduled to arrive In San Francisco January 30, a bulletin to this office states. The Sanctuary is one of the Navy's "mercy ships" which cared for wounded and evacuated them from islands seized along the invasion route to Japan, t Lavcrn Sohults Discharged. Lavern L. Schultz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schultz of Castalia, was given his honorable discharge from the Navy at the separation center in Brem(Continued on page eight)

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