Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 20, 1946 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 20, 1946
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1946. Number 16. Whip West Union In Last Home Tilt By 46-29 Score Evening Farm Classes Held Each Wednesday; Other News at Schools Hugh Shepherd Writes Of Cyclone Here in 1881 . The Postville Pirntcs played their last home games of the season last Fri day nifiht dnd won a double-header Iro'mJhc,WfiSt-UnJon Bombers.' In the "A" team game, the Bombers took an early lead and at the end of the (Irst quarter the score read. West Union 13, Postville 8. During the second quarter the Pirates piled in seven markers and when the whistle blew nt the end of the llrst half, the score stood 16 to 15 with the Fayette county lads still out in front. In the third quarter the course of battle changed; the Pirates moved into the lend by gaining 12 points. This left West Union trailing by n score of ? to 21. The Pirates strengthened this lead tinting the fourth quarter, and at the end of play, the score stood at Postville 46. West Union 29. Cloy Schultz led the Pirates to victory with 22 points, while Dummcr- 'ninth _made nine points for the Bombers^ In the "B" game. Postville led the coring nt the end of the first quarter and continued that lead throughout the game. The score at the end of the tinal quarter was Postville 36. West Union 24. Rodney Anderson led the scoring for ' Postville with 13 points, while Ruich- iro made eight points for West Union. Farm Night Srhool. The third of a series of ten meetings of the Farm Night School will be held in the agricultural department at the high school tonight. February 20. beginning at 8:00 o'clock. Soils and livestock problems are being discussed each week under the leadership of Mr. Willard Grove, vocational agriculture instructor. Meetings will continue every Wed- nsday evening except February 27, ucause of the sectional basketball tourney, until the ten meetings are concluded. Homcmaking News. The home-making department is full nf news this week. Wednesday the sophomore class gave the freshmen a valentine party. Of the four games that were played, the one that was nost enjoyed was the "relay race" J vith the grapefruit. If you haven't tried passing a grapefruit down a line of fifteen people by the chain and leek method, try it . (Miss Bruene's side didn't win.) Then the sophomores nought out a table decorated with a large red crepe paper heart, and filled vith frosted heart-shaped cookies, '"iiit punch and nuts and candy in lit- le red nut cups. When the freshmen .;iid they had a swell time, they really neant it I Tuesday the sophomore girls visited .uhman and Huebner's ready-lo-wear [ epartmcnt. Thoy were pretending hat they were customers buying a less for Idayne Plant. After looking ver the dresses in her size, Idayne ..elected five to try on. The girls based heir decisions on the quality of the naterial, workmanship, price, color, fit, xpense and time necessary for up- eep, and the style of the dress. The lis tried to practice the things that ake n customer well-mnnnered. The lass wishes to thank the store for Blowing them to make this visit. Just guess what tho freshmen girls re up to ! They are making bound utlonholes and they actually look ike bound buttonholes. In fact, some f the girts nre turning professional nd are teaching their mothers, aunts, tc, the art.' Hot Lunch Menu. Monday—Chili, sandwiches, oranges nd milk. Tuesday — Mashed potatoes, ham urgor, gravy, butter sandwiches, each upside down cake. Wednesday—Pork, noodle and cheese nsserole, buttered peas, butter sand­ flies, milk. Thursday — Goulash, carrot strips, utter sandwiches, milk, apples. Friday—Baker beans, cabbage salad . utter sandwiches, prune cake, milk Band Interest Grows. Interest Is still growing in the band s 12 junior high students have started o take technique lessons. They are Imlng for a larger band and more nlentcd musicians, which they hope "ill be reached, The marching band is drilling for a omonstration to be presented at the ectional basketball tournament. First riace Play. "May the best one win," was tho oxlm again proven true Wednesday venlng when the one-act play contest ns hold. 'Prom''the three one-act (Continued on page eight) The notice in the Herald concerning the passing on of Mrs. Carl Meyer reminds Hugh Shepherd, now a resident in the Masonic Sanitarium in Belten- dorf, of a storm which struck .this vicinity hack in 1881, of which he writes as follows: "The passing of Mrs. Meyer recalls my first vote I .cast for president of the United States, in 1880. forfjames A. Garfield. He was shot on the morning of July 2, 1881, when he was about to board a train for the 25th reunion of his graduation class at Williams College. When ho finally died on Septem bcr 19 of that same year, memorial services were held throughout the land, including one in Postville. "It was that day we saw black and vicious looking clouds approaching from the southwest, the first such storm recorded here. It cut a swath from what is now the Ray Putnam farm to the Mississippi River, wreck ing the school house, then a frame building, west of town. "I do not care to go into all of the devastation wrought by that storm, as I have previously described it in these columns. • It was a wet fall and the storm blew the corn down and scat tered wreckage of buildings and trees everywhere along the way. "This brings me to the Sass family of which Mrs. Meyer was one of two daughters. The father of these girls c.imc to this country and started in for himself in the timber country northwest of town. In due time two young men married these girls, Carl A. Meyer and Charles Schara. "Horace Wells hired me and Carl's wife, who was then a bit of a girl, and during the short intervals when it wasn't raining, we would be out in the field husking the corn which was still standing. "Mr. Sass. by the way, started the hard way as did so many of our early pioneers. He purchased 40 acres of timberland to start with and before he passed away he owned 240 acres of good land, all cleared of the heavy timber that abounded hf re in the early days. "With the passing on of Mrs. Meyer another of our hardy settlers has reduced the ranks of those to whom this community owes much of its progress. —Hugh Shepherd." 1732-George Washington-1799 |f| ID boproparod fe W is OM of tfe #dual moans of jmrnvm jwoo' West Coast Trip Appeals To Mrs. Elmer Lennon Local Fire Department Answers Two Alarms Local firemen answered two calls within 17 hours the fore part of this week. On Monday shortly before noon they were called to the Hecker farm north of town which is operated by the Lynn Halverson family. A chimney fire threatened to get out of control but was kept from causing further damage than ruining the chimney. At 4:30 Tuesday morning the firemen were called to the home of Mrs. George W. Fay where fire of unknown igin hau broken out in the garret. Stored articles ignited and consider- lble water was used to keep tho fire tint spreading. The inside of the attic was gutted and a hole was burned the roof before the fire was brought under control. Former Resident Passes; Funeral Here Feb. 27th Make Elaborate Plans For Farmers Banquet On Thursday Night The committee in charge of the annual banquet by the Postville Commercial Club to the farmers of this community have completed their plans which call for an interesting and en- taining evening for members and their guests. Harry D. Linn, Iowa Secretary of Mrs. Gilbert Sanders is in receipt of word that her aunt, Mrs. Ella Hardwick, had passed away at her home in Long Beach, Calif., on February 10, and that the remains are to be shipped here for burial. It is expected to hold the funeral service at the Schutte Funeral Homo on Wednesday, February 27. Mrs. Hardwick, widow of Charles Hardwick, lived hero years ago before the family left for Fort Dodge and later to California. Her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hardwick, will come from their home Philadelphia, Pa., to attend the funeral. Agriculture, has assured the commit tee that he will be here. Ho is the principal speaker at this year's ban quct and Commercial Club members and farmers alike will want to hear his message on present-day problems confronting agriculture and allied business. A number of films will be shown during the program, including educa tional and comedy features. Every farmer of this community is invited to be the guest of the Commercial Club. The evening's festivities will get underway with the dinner which is to be served at 6:30 o'clock, with the program immediately afterward. Come out and rub elbows with your friends and neighbors at this 26th annual banquet. Post Township Farmers Are Offered Assistance John Lydon Passes On; Burial Was at Waukon Funeral services were held at Waukon Tuesday morning for John Lydon, 83, a former resident of Postville who passed away at a hospital in Joliet, 111., Saturday. Mr. Lydon had been making his home the past several years with his daughter, Mrs. E. M. Merfeld, in New Lenox. 111. Interment was in Mt. Olivet cemetery in Waukon. Mr. Lydon Hvns born at Rushville, Ind., May 18. 1801, later coming to this community. He was married to Mary Clarity of Frankville and the couple established their home on a farm in Ludlow township. After retiring from the farm, the family moved to Postville and lived here until 1923. when they moved to Cedar Rapids, where Mrs. Lydon passed away. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. T. w: Mullaney of Waukon, Mrs. W. J. Broghammer of Frankville, Mrs. E. M. Merfeld and Honora Lydon. of New Lenox, 111. Among the pallbearers were the following from Postville: Frank Samek, Ed McNeil, James W. Steele, Otto Sander and Herbert Waters. We received last week the following interesting letter from Mrs. Elmer Lennon concerning her trip to the west coast: •Thought you might like a note for the Herald. I and my son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lennon, are spending the winter months in sunny California. We visited kin folks from Minnesota on out here. "One of the places enroute visited by us was the famous Coulee Dam and then went on to Seattle, Wash., where we spent two weeks with my sister, Mrs. Jane Stadcr. Navy Day was spent going aboard ships In the harbor there, the most important one visited being the "Iowa" as fSr as we were concerned. "The redwood forests are beautiful to see, and among other most interesting sites visited by us were the Rose Bowl parade, Griffith Observatory Santa Clous Parade of Hollywood Stars, the movie stars' homes in Beverly Hills, Fox movie studios. And we also dined at Tom Brenneman's res taurant, and had a chat with Freddie Fischer who now entertains nightly at a Hollywood night club. "The contractors are now setting up the 200-inch glass on Mt. Pomonan, the largest in the world. We also saw the take-off of the world's largest trans continental plane out here; and a visit to Catalina Island we made is simply indescribable. "We went to spend the past week end in the mountains but due to the heavy fall of snow we had to turn back. Many people were stranded un til the following Tuesday. "The Rainbow Pier at Long Beach was badly wrecked by boats in a wind storm a few days ago. We also saw where the footprints of each new star are made in the cement at famous Hollywood and Vine. We saw the spot where the first orange seedling in this area was planted back in 1840 in the vicinity of Fifth and Central which is now a part of downtown Los Angeles business district. "Howard's luck was with him the other day at the Santa Anita race track. We hope to see Sonja Henic in one of her ice revues. The weather still seems to be quite cold back there. Closing for tonight, is A Subscriber, Mrs. E. J. Lennon." Publish Pairings For Boys' Tourney To be Played Here Four Teams in Class A And Nine In Class B To Compete Next Week Rural Pupils to Compete In Spell Contest Friday X 3,000 Pounds of Clothing Sent From Here in Drive CMIS ^ Leonard W. Casten, local chairman in the recent Victory clothing drive, reports that something like 3,000 pounds of wearing apparel was gathered here and shipped to headquarters for distribution among the countries which suffered during, the warTj Of that amount, 1,370 pounds was -gauier ed and contributed by the St. Paul's Lutheran congregation and 1,630 pounds from others in the community In Allamakee county it is estimated that 30,000 garments, 2,000 pairs of shoes and blankets and quilts were donated in the drive. Annual Meeting of REA Set for Mar. 4 The rural schools of the various townships in Allamakee county have been asked to assemble Friday afternoon, Feb. 22, for the purpose of selecting township spelling representatives. All pupils in the townships are eligible to participate in the contests. In Post township the site of Friday's contest is the Evergreen school; in' Franklin it will bo held at No. 3 school, and in Ludlow township the contest will take place at No. 5 school. The 1946's Sectional basketball tournament, to bo held at Postville, will begin on February 27 and continue through March 2. For the first time this year, two teams from each class will advance to the district from the sectional round, no final games being played. The official pairings ars as follows: Class A—Friday. 8:35 p. m.—Waukon and Monona. Saturday. 8:45 p. m.— Postville and Waukon, St. Patrick. Class B—Wednesday, 7:00 p. m.— Lansing and Waterville. Wednesday, 8:15 p. m.—Harpers Ferry and Garnavillo. Wednesday, 9:30 p. m.—Farm- ersburg and McGregor. , The semi-finals will be played Thursday and Friday nights, while the final games are set for Saturday night. For complete schedule see advertisement on page five of today's Herald. Inaugurate New Plan This Year. The method of pairing basketball teams for the sectional tournament is different than has occurred in past years. Seeding cards were mailed to all schools selected for the tournament in the particular division assigned; as for instance, the four teams in Class A were rated by each of the participating schools in Class A. First choice was rated 1, second choice 2 etc. The team which was seeded number 1 was placed on the first line of the bracket and the team seeded number 2 was placed on the last line of the bracket. The teams other than the seeded teams are then arranged in alphabetical order and placed on the bracket in an inverted order with the team nearest to the end of the alphabet occupying the first available space on the bracket below tho number 1 seeded team. Two teams from Class A and two teams from Class B will go on to the district tournament from each sectional tourney. Hunters Bag Another Fox While Five Eluded Them About forty hunters were out on another fox hunt Sunday north and east of town and were successful in bagging one of the sly animals. Egbert Ewing's trusty firearm brought Reynard low. During the hunt, no less than five foxes were rounded up, but because of the barren ground they eluded the hunters except for the one Ewing shot. Invite Men, Women To Hospital Meeting All property owners are entitled to agricultural land and forest reserve credits, and blank; for these exemptions must be filled out now. Lester Smith, Post township' assessor, will be at the Postville State Bank next Tuesday, Feb. 26, at one o'clock, to assist those wishing to file these applications. • The eignth annual meeting of the Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative patrons will be held in Postville Memorial Hall on Monday, March 4, according to Kermlt James, local manager. Plans are progressing to make this the biggest and most attractive meeting ever held here, and it is expected that upwards of 700 people now being served by the local cooperative will come to attend. Earl Wisdom of Des Moines, counsel for the statewide cooperative organizations, has been secured as the principal speaker during the program which will follow the morning business meeting and the dinner at noon. The Presbyterian Ladies' Aid will serve the noonday meal which will be followed by a concert by the Postville school band under the direction ot K. K. Hennessy. 1,000 New Patrons. During the past year one thousand new patrons have been added to the local Cooperative, Mr, James reported Monday, One year ago they were serving 2,400 farmsteads and on March 1 this year they will have 3,400 hooked up lor service. With additional lines still under construction and prospects for still further extensions, it is hoped to have another thousand new farmsteads added during the coming year to bring the total customers of the local Cooperative to 4,400 by March 1, 1947. The Postville Community Hospital Auxiliary is calling a meeting of all men and women of this community In terested in maintaining the local hospital for Monday evening, February 25, at eight o'clock in Memorial Hall for the purpose of discussing ways and means as well as plans for rebuilding or remodeling the present hospital. In a number of nearby counties pro grams are underway for establishing county hospitals and expressions from people living .near Postville indicate they would rather support the local in stitution. Ample time will be given for discussion at Monday night': meeting. At the meeting of the Hospital Auxiliary held at Memorial Hall last Saturday evening a. committee was ap pointed to raise- funds for improve ments to the hospital. Election of of fleers was also held, at which Mi- Frank Hangartner was elected - presi dent, Mrs. Rudolph C. Huebner, vice president, and Mrs. Henry V. Steele, secretary-treasurer. FIREMEN'S PARTY SATURDAY. The semi-annual stag party of the Postville Volunteer Fire Department for ex-firemen and friends will be held in the basement of Memorial Hall on Saturday evening, February 23, it was announced by the committee in charge this morning. Fred J. Bareis, 77, Prominent Castalian, Passes Away Friday / Funeral services for Fred Bareis long lime resident of Castalia, were held on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Schutte Funeral Home in Postville and at 2:00 from Zion Lutheran church in Castalia, with Rev. L. R. Meinecke officiating. /Interment was in Pleasant View-^eTHerery. Fred John Bareis, son of George Bareis and wife, Louise Engle Bareis, was born November 24, 1808, in Wittenberg, Germany, where he also re ceived his education. In May, 1882, with his parents he set sail for America. They arrived in New York about the middle of May of that year and after spending about six weeks in New York they came to Postville. While in Postville he engaged in farming and on Feb. 19, 1907, moved to the present home near Castalia. He was united in marriage with Mary Stopperan on April 10, 1901. When tho couple moved to Castalia, they set about housekeeping and were successful farmers. He was a member of Zion Lutheran church in Castalia since his arrival in this community. He served as secretary and treasurer of the congregation for eleven years. About four years ago his health began to fail him but he continued with his many tasks on the farm. Last May, his condition became considerably worse and he was bedfast for many weeks, but he rallied again and was going about his several tasks on the farm. Last Friday morning, February 15, about 10:30 o'clock in the morning while helping his son, he was taken ill and passed away shortly thereafter, He had attained the age of 77 years. He Reaves to mourn his passing, his widow, two sons and one daughter, Al bert Bareis of Washington, 111., Leon ard and Ethel Bareis at home; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Duwe of Postville; three brothers, Wm. Bareis of Castalia, Henry Bareis of Cresco, John Bareis of Postville. One son died in infancy. He was preceded in death by his parents, his mother on December 25, 1920, and his father in 1940, and one sister, Mrs. Caroline Knodt of St. Paul. Hymns were sung at the funeral by Mr. and Mrs. Wm, Tlmmerman, Mrs, Lena Perry and Louis Kamp Nephews served as pallbearers: El mer Luebka, Roy Duwe, Glenn Meyer, Willard Bareis, Eldo Stopperan and Orville Stopperan. The following were In charge of flowers: Mrs. Everett Schultz, Mrs. Arnold Backhaus, Mrs. Harvey Engelhardt, Mrs, Carl Curtis and Marjorie Bareis. Peterson Out of Navy; Bareis, Brainard Next Chief Yeoman Duane Peterson arrived here Monday afternoon with a discharge in his pocket from the U. S. Navy in which he had served for nearly W- years. Most recently Duane had served aboard the destroyer escort, U. S. S. Silverstein and came home on a leave early this year. He later returned to Los Angeles where he was separated from service. Arbc Bareis On Way Out of Navy. Arbe Bareis, Seaman First Class, arrived here Sunday to attend the funeral of his uncle, Fred Bareis. He was enroute from Newport, Long Island, to Minneapolis, Minn., when he received word of his uncle's passing and came here. Arbe served on the U. S. S. Strong, a destroyer, and had recently returned to the states from Okinawa and Japan. He has been in the navy the past 40 months and today will go to Minneapolis where he expects to get his discharge. ^ Ray Brainard Home. Aviation Cadet Ray Brainard arrived' here last Friday from Ottumwa for a leave which he is spending in the home of his garents, Mr. and Mrs. George R. Brainard.! On next Monday he is to go to GreaFLakes, 111., for discharge. Ray has been in the Navy 3W ears. During the war he was with the "Bulldog Squadron," a Liberator search plane unit, as an Aviation Radioman. For his work with this unit, Ray received a citation, the Air Medal, from the Navy Department after his return to the states about a year ago. Veterans Have 3 Months To Hold Former Grade Iowa veterans now have three months to take advantage of the opportunity to enlist in the regular army in the grade held at the time of discharge, It was announced this week by Lt. Col. Hanney, commanding officer of the Iowa recruiting district. The U. S. army recruiting team will •be at Memorial Hall in Postville each Thursday between the hours of 2:45 and 5:00 p. m„ and each Friday between the hours of 8:00 and 10:00 a. m. State Income Tax Man To Help Local Taxpayers R. T, O'Brien, auditor for the Iowa state tax commission, will be in Postville, at Memorial Hall, on Monday, February 25, and again on Friday, March 15, to assist those who need help in making out their state income tax returns for the year 1845.

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