Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 27, 1946 · Page 1
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1946. Number 17. :hool Musicians low In Rehearsal irSpring Contest Mrates Lose Last Game H Conference Schedule; Hher News at Schools nail groups, soloists and girls' Rice nre nil well underway with their btions for spring contest. The tonic list of soloists is ns follows: bara Abernethy, Vivinn Appel, Vies Hoth. Dwight Mnrston. Ra- Mcycr. Rosella Opsand. Vivian undson, Virginia Peckhnm, Arthur fcltz and Gretchen Zlcman. |c boys' quartet contest numbers "Bells of St, Mary's" and "Oh, Don't You Weep." The gir^' |t will sing.."My Johann" and |turne." This sextet [s also ic- ping four-part arrangements of a opular tunes for the basketball hamcnt. Both girls sextet and ' quartet have made several public arances this month, so they should i practice in plenty of time for the contest, which is scheduled for I 5 and 0. The girls' glee club con- 1 numbers will be "Jehovah, I |cl Sing Thy Praise," which is a j It a capella song, and "The Snow," Edward Elgar. A third lighter |>cr may be added to this group. Warriors Scalp I'iratcs. Postville Pirates journeyed to tier last Friday night in a return for their last conference name, to lose by a score of 47 to 29. El- led all the way, but they were a scare in the second quarter Postville came within one point em. Bill Palmer led the Pirates' : with nine points, while Jack r totaled 10 for the Clayton seat lads. Inn earlier game, however, the Ijllc Junior High boys completed l w season undefeated by chalking (victory over Elkader. Hot Lunch Menu. i hot lunch menu for the week of Jury 25. as planned by Miss Merle Be, is as follows: [ Bday—Creamed bologna on corn i buttered green beans, sandwich- milk. Sday — Scalloped potatoes, meat' (carrot strips, sandwiches, and Jnosday — Vegetable soup, ham pandwiches, chocolate fruit cook- illk. sday—Hot dogs, potato salad, pd peas, prune cake, and milk. |ny—Creamed cabbage, egg and salad, butter sandwiches, and Sixth Grade News. clence class the sixth grade has [studying about the important Illations. Each made one confront gummed stars and con- on paper. have been concentrating upon : aims this week. Some of these "I will concentrate on main gs when reading; I will not see others In the room are doing; I jsmember to use complete sen- fin my oral and written work |ek." be art class they have been j'g on sketching their shoes, are many interesting ones corn- Fourth Grade News, gtourth grade have been icarn- | parts of n business letter. They |ting letters that tell only what ed but still including the necos- itnils. ihnve started on their salt-flour • Countries which they have Udying about in geography will iced. lltional News of Our Schools fill bo found on pago 8) Plan a Religious Census In Clayton County Soon Church leaders of Clayton county expect to make a complete canvass of the county in the Iowa Religious Ccn- 1 sus movement soon, it was announced this week by K. Landgrebe. Pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran church of Garnavillo. Town and township captains will be in charge of the work and these will appoint neighborhood workers to get the information sought. Rev. Harvey Raduegc of Monona is chairman of the county organization, and Arthur H. Berg of Luana is a committee member. State leaders explain that there are four reasons for the church census: First, it will locate families not now active in church work and obtain o record of church preferences. The census will help leaders of individual churches to plan for better living in Iowa rural and urban communities. The information obtained will be returned to church leaders in the communities surveyed. Each church will then have a new list of those preferring its ministry as well as those who are members. The interests of others will also be reported in such form that they can be considered by community committees of church workers. It is hoped that a more adequate understanding of the church situation and of population changes in the state can be obtained. Copies of all survey reports will be sent to the Iowa Agricultural Station to be tabulated. This information will be useful in shaping slate policies for church work. Perhaps most important is that the census will help mobilize spiritual and human resources for effective peacetime program. General Douglas Mae- Arthur in his speech at the Japanese surrender expressed the concern of serious thinkers everywhere when he spoke of the need of improvement "of the spirit if we are to save the ilesh." Q[ What Is It? ]D Eight New Babies Arrive At Hospital This Week Our Pirates Finish Third In Conference Standing Expect 800 REA Patrons At Meeting Next Monday A sizeable nursery exists in Postville hospital this morning where eight babies were born the past week to tax the institution to capacity—leastwise in the infant department. Here arc the records: To Mr. and Mrs. Arbie Schroedcr of Postville, a boy, Kenneth Eugene, weight 10 lbs., 2 oz., Thursday. To Mr. and Mrs. Bernard H. Hanson of Elgin, a girl, Sylvia Louise, 10 lbs., last Wednesday. To Mr. and Mrs. James Overland of Postville, a son, Jeffrey Eric, 5 lbs., 5 oz., Wednesday. To Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Smith.of Postville, a daughter, Marilyn Jo, 7 lbs., 5 oz., last Thursday. To Mr. and Mrs. Arbie Heckman of Postville, a daughter. Vicky Sue, weight 8 lbs., 2 oz., born Sunday. To Mr. and Mrs. William Enyart, of Postville, n daughter, born Monday, weight 8 ',i lbs. To Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schmidt of Postville, a daughter, Rcnee, weight 7 lbs., 2 oz., born Tuesday. To Mr. and Mrs. Verni Eberling of Postville, a daughter, weight 10 lbs., born Tuesday. Many Changes in Annual Moving As March I Nears Farm and Town Folks In Midst of Annual Trek To New Farms, Homes Mrs. Herman Webb Passes On Monday; Funeral Is Thursday Lifelong Resident Here Was Active in Church And Sunday School Work The 1945-46 conference season in basketball is now history. All of the schedules were completed on or before February 22. Elkader's undefeated season brought with it the second straight basketball championship for the Warrior team. Waukon, with six conference victories against three defeats, nosed out Postville for the runner-up position. Conference champions in the recent years have been the following: 1946, Elkader; 1945, Elkader; 1944. West Union: 1943, Elkader; 1942, Postville; 1941. Sumner; 1940, Sumner. Upper Iowa Conference teams had reasonably good fortune in meeting non-conference opponents during the Vast season. Reasonably accurate information indicates that Upper Iowa conference teams won 20 games and lost JO to non-conference foes. Final Conference standings for the 1941:1-46 basketball season are as follows: Team Won Elkader 9 Waukon 6 Postville (i Sumner 4 Maynard 3 West Union 3 Fayette 2 Lost 0 3 4 5 5 7 9 Pet. 1.000 .667 .600 .444 .375 .300 .182 /MIS . Herman 15. Webb, 68, a lifelong resident of Postville, passed away Monday morning in her home here following a lingering illness of several years duration. ]Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock in the Community Presbyterian church, with the Rev. R. F. Galloway of Cedar Rapids, former pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will be in Postville cemetery. As Ruby Webster, she was born December 17, 1877, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winileld S. Webster. She attended the local schools and after her graduation from high school attended the state teachers college in Cedar Falls and Oberlin College in Ohio. On November 2, 1915, she was married to Herman D. Webb of this city and Postville continued to be her home. Mrs. Webb was a member of the Community Presbyterian church and Order of the Eastern Stars, In both of which she wns at all times active! She taught Sunday School classes for 52 years, specializing in the primary departments and endeared herself to nil the community through her untiring work. She is survived by her husband and one brother, Arthur C. Webster of Postville, and one nephew,. Bruce Webster, who is serving with the army in Alaska. Her parents ond one brother, Roy, preceded her in death. Last Week's Farm Sales Attracted Many Buyers Kermit James, superintendent of the Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative, estimated this morning that about 800 consumers of his organization would come to Postville next Monday to attend the annual meeting in Memorial Hull. Last year's attendance was 700 but since then a thousand additional farmsteads have been added to the local Cooperative. The meeting Monday will convene at ten o'clock, with registration set for 9:30. The forenoon session will take up the past year's reports and business matters. At noonti luncheon will be served by the Community church ladies, and this will be followed by a concert by the Postville school band under the direction of Prof. Hcnnessy. Main event of the afternoon session will be an address by Earl Wisdom of DesJUoines. attorney for Iowa cooperative organizations, and at the conclusion of this session, attendance prizes will be awarded. NYBEUGS MOVE BUILDINGS FOR HOUSE CONVERSION - Oscar Nyberg and son, OUard, Mon day had the house they purchased from Elmer Schultz moved into town and placed on the foundation on the lots east of the Schultz sisters' home where it will be made into a modern residence for occupancy by OUard and family?\The house was on the former Folsom place now owned by Mr. Schultz. An addition was also transported to town from that place by the Nybergs the same day. Charles Ainsworth of Wadena had charge of the moving operations and a county trac tor furnished the "pull." Boys' Sectional Tourney Gets Underway Tonight |or Citizens Caucus s Issued for March 4th Is hereby given that n caucus •qualified electors ot the In- jjed Town of Postville, lown, is palled to convene in the base , Memorial Hall, Postville, si Clock P. M.i Monday, March lor the purpose of placing in Son candidates for the followers to be filled at the Municl- fetion to be held on Monday 6, 1948, to-wit: layer, Bouncllmen. Treasurer, jsessor. Jospital Trustee, |r the naming of Iho ticket, the $; of a Town Committee, and transaction ot such other busi- lay regularly and legally come |e eald caucus. JOE HECKER, WILLARD SCHUTTE, Town Committeemen. Many buyers attended the farm sales of Lloyd S. Swenson held last Wednesday and John Kohrs on Friday and prices on property offered were up to the average paid during the sale season now closing. At the Swenson sale cows sold as high as $132, with a cow with calf going at $143. Heifers sold as high as $92; a bull sold for $162 and steers went at $95. Ewes brought $15.50 top ind lambs $13.75. Brood sows were sold for $43; a team of horses brought $150 and hay sold at $9.50 per ton Total of the sale was $4,600. Cows at the Kohrs sale also topped at $133 and ot both sales farm machin ery was much in demand and brought good prices. Midweek. Lenten Services Announced For St. Paul's Ash Wednesday, March 6, marks the beginning of Lent. During the Lenten season, starting Ash Wednesday, special mid-week services will be held at St. Poul's Lutheran church each Wednesday evening and on Holy Thursday and Good Friday In Holy Weok at 8:00 o'clock. "Christ Spooks From Calvary," ii the theme announced for .this year'i series of mid-week Lenten meditations by the Rev. F, R. Ludwig, pastor of the church. The dates and subjects in the series ars as follows; Ash Wednesday, March 6, "The Lenten Call;" March 13, "Christ Speaks to Those Who Suffer;" March 20, "Christ Speaks to the Poor;" March 27, "Christ Speaks td the Doubters;" April 3, "Christ Speaks to the Tempted;" April 10, "Christ Speaks to the Fallen;" Holy Thursday, April 18, "Christ Speaks to Those Who Do Their Best;" Good Friday, April 19, "Christ Speaks to the Last Souls." Special music at all these services, The public is invited to attend these services. NEW PASTOR COMING. The boys' sectional basketball tournament assigned to be played in Postville will get underway at the local school gymnasium tonight at 7:00 o'clock when Lansing and Waterville tangle in the opener. At 8:15 Harpers Ferry and Garnavillo meet, and at 9:30 the game between Farmersburg and McGregor will be played. These are all class B teams. Postville which is in class A, does not play until Saturday, the final night of the tournament, when they meet St. Patrick's of Waukon. Only other class A game will be played Friday night when Waukon and Monono meet. Two of each group will go on to the district tourney. A complete schedule to bo played by the four Class A teams and the nine Class B teams will be found in an advertisement appearing on page 2 of today's Herald. Commercial Club's Farmers' Banquet Attracts Over 200 x Agriculture Secretary Tells of Iowa's Greatness In Production of Food Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kohnke and family leave today for Kensett where Mr. Kohnke will operate a 240 acre farm and an additional 80 acres of rented land. He will specialize in purebred Shorthorn cattle for the owner of the farm. The Kohnke's for the past five years had operated the Elmer Zieman place south of Postville. Harvey Buddenberg and family today will move from the William Doerring farm near Luana to the Dettmer farm west of town which is supervised by R. C. Huebner and on which Louis Elpert and family have been living. Mr. Elpert this week moves to the farm he bought near Burr Oak last year, and Kenneth Suddendorf of near Monona will move onto the Doerrlng farm vacated by the Buddenbergs. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Landt of Luana expect soon to become Postville residents when they will move into the house they purchased from Mrs. Julius Heins. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Riser who are now living in this house, will move into the Melinda Castcn residence when that place is vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Martin Nelson who are moving to Manchester March 7. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Koenig last Thursday moved from the farm west of Postville to their home in this city recently vacated by Dr. and Mrs. R. F. Schneider. The former Koenig farm wil lbe operated this year by Lavern Schweinefus. County Hospital Sought By Clayton County Folks Tag Day for Hospital To Be Held Here Monday The Rev. Eldon Seamans family are expected here Thursday from Montrose to occupy the Community church parsonage. Mr. and Mrs. Woyne Thurm and children who have been living there since they came to Postville at the beginning of the school year, have taken up living quarters in the Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Roberts home. . V Guy Mead Passes; x To Be Buried Here j LMLv and Mrs. Bernard Waters and Mrs. George W. Hein were called to Waterloo Saturday by the death of Guy Mead, brother-in-law of the two ladles, which occurred Frid ,ayZ\ Mr. Mead had been in ill health for*several years. Guy Ashley Mead was born at Postville on August 7, 1874, the son of Myron and Anna Mead. He was married in 1899 to Amelia Hein of Postville and is survived by his wife, three sons, Fred, Francis and Clinton Mead, one- daughter, Margaret, five granddaugh ters and one grandson. One son, Lyle passed away, a number of years ago, Also surviving is one sister, Mrs, Ada Bateman, of St. Paul, Minn. Mr. Mead was a printer by trade, having worked in Postville, Docorah, Charles City and Waterloo shops before his retirement several years ago. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at ten o'clock in Waterloo and the remains will then be brought to Postville where graveside services will be conducted by Rev. F, R. Ludwig at 1:30 in the afternoon. The Hospital Auxiliary, a group of ladies who have been sponsoring aid 'o the Postville Community Hospital, will put on a tag day here on Monday of next week. Proceeds collected are to be used to make purchases of furnishings badly in need of replacement at the local hospital. The ladies will appreciate a generous response when they approach you for help for this worthy cause. Jersey Breeders Plan Year's Program Twenty Jersey cattle breeders of Parish No. 1, comprising the four northeastern Iowa counties met here Tuesday and made plans for the com ing year's program. Floyd Johnston ot Iowa State College dairy extension staff ot Ames, and C. D. Colvln, field representative of the American Jersey Cattle Club attended the meeting. The year's plans include, Parish show to be held in Postville on June 27; Jersey breeders' banquet to be held In the Parish during the year; Parish to participate In the statewide classification program for Jerseys in Iowa during the week of May 14 to 18. Officers elected Tuesday were Harry Cline of West Union, president; Phil Durnan ot Ossian, vice president Charles McLelsh ot Hawkeye, secre tary-treasurer; directors, Lester Kaes er, Waukon; W, F, Steva, Monona Tom Hansen, Elgin; P. J, Durnan, Os slan. Before holding their planning meeting and business session, the group partook of a dinner at noon In the Rlma Bros. Cafe. ^.Upwards of 200 men attended the annual Farmers Banquet of the Postville Commercial Club in the basement of Memorial Hall last Thursday evening, where, after the dinner, Iowa State Secretary of Agriculture Harry D. Linn was the main speaker. .. "Farmer's subsidy is a misnomer,' Mr. Linn stated in his talk. "Rather is it a consumers' subsidy and should be so considered," he said. Mr. Linn believes it would be wise to remove all subsidies as suggested by most farm leaders and the ceiling prices on farm products be allowed to go up to offset the increased costs. Mr. Linn gave many statistics in his ilk to illustrate the greatness that is Iowa's in the national farm picture. One interesting point few of his listeners realized was that the farm income from eggs and poultry on Iowa farms exceeds that realized from dairy products. One reason for this, Mr. Linn said, was that dairy cattle sales are counted as cattle income and not reckoned in the dairy income. Another interesting figure was his statement that Iowa ranks fourth in turkey production, whereas a few years back turkeys were raised in comparatively few numbers except for locol markets. Willard Schutte, president of the Commercial Club, presided at the banquet program, introducing Mr. Linn after he had welcomed the guests. He also introduced Supt. R. L. Evans who showed several reels of motion pictures before the group departed for home. Of the men in attendance the greater number came from the farms in the community, members of the Commercial Club making up the rest. Throughout the evening an opportunity afforded itself for friendly association and visiting among hosts and guests. Mrs. Arno Schutte and a group ot ladles had charge of the dinner which consisted ot baked ham, escalloped potatoes, stewed peas, whole wheat ond white bread, butter, raisin, peach and apple pie, and coffee. A movement is on foot in Elkader to establish a county hospital in Clayton county, the plan calling for utilizing the county asylum and placing the asylum patients in the county home. Cost of the project, estimated at $38,500. is to be raised by subscription. Opposition is being voiced to the plan in McGregor and Strawberry Point where local hospitals are functioning at present. Other communities have raised objections because they feel sooner or later a new asylum will have to be built by taxpayers, because Elkader will benefit most from the hospital, and because other towns want a hospital of their own. Because of the interest being shown in Postville for remodeling the local hospital, we reprint the following comments made in last week's Monona Leader, which, if it truly reflects the attitude of Monona people, should be taken into consideration by those in charge of the Postville institution: "Every town of any size in Clayton county should have a hospital of its own and built by its own money. Sumner and Riceville both have plans to build community hospitals and so has Strawberry Point. Any town of a thousand or more could have its own hospital if a group of live physicians were in the community and would help push the project. The war is over, and it may not be long before one or two young physician will settle in Monona and will be interested in helping obtain o hospital for Monona. Monona has the wealth and there is no need to go traipsing off to Postville or Elkader for medical care. When people arc sick, the only real place to be taken care of is at a modern equipped hospital. When such facilities are available they will be used." Hospital Improvements Discussed At Meeting About one hundred citizens attended a- meeting in Memorial Hall Monday evening to discuss possible improvements or enlargement of the Postville Community Hospital. Mayor A. J. Palas presided as chairman of tho meeting, No definite action was taken by the group, the meeting having been called primarily to get an expression ot sen tlment from the public on proposals for enlarging tho hospital. Palmer Schroeder Home; Other Servicemen's News Palmer Schroeder arrived home on Monday night .from Minneapolis, Minn., where on last Friday he was given his honorable discharge from the Navy. His mother, Mrs. L. E.'Schroeder, and his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs, Harry Tyler, went to Prairie du Chien, Wis., and brought him home. Palmer served in the Pacific and Atlantic ureas and was in the navy close to two years. Donald Gordon, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gordon, enlisted in the Marine Corps in Minneapolis, Minn., recently and last week his parents took him to Cedar Rapids from where he went to San Diego, Calif., to repjort for boot training, ^word came to Mrs. Bruce Webster and Children who are staying at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Webster, that Bruce last Thursday left Camp Beale, Calif,, for Whittler," Alaska, where he will be stationed with the Quartermaster's Corps of the U. S. jJSetty Officer Dean Meyer, who is now stationed at the Navy Pier near Chicago, spent the week end here with« his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. MeyeSTJ

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