Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 6, 1946 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 6, 1946
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1946. Number 18. District Tourney Underway Here; 16 Teams Entered McGregor, Waukon and Lawler Win First Tilts; Other News at Schools l'ostvillc, after having successfully conducted the boys' sectional basketball tournament here last week, was chosen by the state board as a site for one of the district tournaments, and play was resumed here last evening. In this tourney eight class A teams, Waukon, Sumner. Postvitle. Manchester. Elkader. Dubuque <Loras>, Dubuque and Cresco. will participate, as will also eight class B teams. Strawberry Point, McGregor, Lime Springs, Lawler, Lansing, Greeley, Fredericksburg and Elgin. As in the sectional tournament, the new plan inaugurated for the first time this year, two teams from each class will be advanced to the sub-state tournament from this week's meet, no final names being scheduled. Last night saw Strawberry Point and McGregor open the tournament play at 7:00 o'clock. Strongest of the class B bracket, this game ended in a vic- at 7:00 o'clock. Considered before the tournament as one of the strongest class B teams here, Jack Bush's Strawberry Pointers were knocked out of tlie meet by the smooth-working McGregor quintet by a score of 33 to 23. In another class B game, Lawler which has lost only one game in 33 .--tarts this season, easily defeated a name but undermanned Lime Springs outfit, the final score being 45 to 25. Waukon and Summer opened the class A tournament elimination contest last night too. with a fine display of basketball. The boys from our county seat look an early lead and held il all through the game, though at times Sumner drew up close. The final scon- was Waukon 44, Sumner 37. Postvillc's first test will cume tonight at .0:30 when they meet Manchester, a team to whom they lost by one point earlier in the season. The complete schedule follows: Class A. Sumner c Tuesday 9:30 Pirates, Lansing, Waukon, McGregor Win in Sectional D! Japanese Primer ID Waukon vs. 1>. in.» ' Postville vs. Manchester tWednes­ day fl:30 p. in.) Elkader vs. Dubuque (Loras) (Thursday 7:30 p. m.) Dubuque vs. Cresco (Thursday 8:45 p. m.) Ckvss B. Strawberry Point vs. McGregor (Tuesday 7 p. m.) Lime Springs vs. Lawler (Tuesday 8:15 p. m.) Lansing vs. Greeley (Wed. 7 p. m.) Fredericksburg vs. Elgin (Wednesday 8:15 p. m.) Supt. R. L. Evans, manager of the local tournament, is making every effort to provide comfort and seating for the large crowds coming for the tournament. See advertisement on Page 2 of today's Herald. Poslvillc and Waukon were the class A teams advancing in the boys' sectional tournament played here last week, while McGregor and Lansing won the cups in the class B bracket. All four teams advance to the district tournament which is being played in Postville this week. A brief summary of the various games in last week's-meet as supplied by the sports editors of the school staff follows: The sectional tournament got underway last Wednesday night with three games. Watervillc was defeated by Lansing 36 to 21. High point men for Lansing were Aschom and Thorsten with 12 points each. Larking was high for Waterville with nine points. The second game Wednesday night was played by Garnavillo and Harpers Ferry, with Garnavillo taking Harpers 41 to 12. Garnavillo's high point man was Schcrf with ten and Harpers' high man was Wagner with five. The last game of Wednesday night was between Farmersburg and McGregor. It was a very close game with McGregor finally emerging victorious with a score of 25 to 23. High point men were Peterson for McGregor with eight points, and Dickman of Farmersburg with 12. Thursday night only two games were played. In the first game Lansing took Marquette 44 to 22. High point men wore Terry of Lansing 11, and Cook for Marquette 14 points. The second game was between Lansing I. C. and Luana which ended with Lansing I. C. 30 and Luana 15. High point men were Untcrberger with eight points for I. C, and DeSotel with seven points for Luana. Friday night saw the beginning of the semi-finals. In the first game of the evening McGregor eliminated Garnavillo 34 to 23. High point men were Bogue for McGregor with 12, and Jones for Garnavillo with nine. In the second game, the first in Class A. Waukon defeated Monona 45 to 24. High point men were Waukon. Ludeman 19. Monona. Drahn seven points. On Saturday, the final night of the tournament. Lansing played Lansing I. C. Lansing was the victor with 'a score of 57 to I. C.'s 15. High men were Terry for Lansing with 18 points and Untcrberger with five points for 1. C. Postville won its chance to participate in tlie district tournaments by defeating Waukon. St. Patrick's 34 to 27. High point men were Marston for Postville with nine points, and Dascher for Waukon, St. Patrick's with ten. Deering Cow, Kerr Herd High in Test Association I Caucus Nominates Deering as Mayor, 3NewCouncilmen Ruckdaschel, Schroeder Of Present Council, and Other Officers on Ticket Mrs. Thomas Crawford X Greeted by Large Group' Clayton County Census Workers Called to Meet jjLast Sunday evening's church night service at the Community Presbyterian church attracted an ftverflow attendance to hear Mrs. Thomas Crawford of Frankville talk of her native land, French .Algeria, and heard her in two vocal solosj The program was planned as a reception for the new pastor and his wife, Rev. and Mrs. Eldon Seamans, who began their work here on that day. Mrs. Crawford, of French parentage, was born in North Africa where her father held high government offices. Her talk centered around living modes and customs of that country and the sufferings the people endured in the war period. During the program Mrs. Crawford, who married her husband while he was serving with the U. S. Army in Africa and preceded him to this country, sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "The Holy City." She is a talented musician, having studied under the masters in France before the war and was roundly applauded by her audience. \^ Town and Country Fires Are Quickly Squelched / ' Set School Election For Next Monday; Ask Emergency Levy The executive committee for the county religious census has set March 12 as the date on which all county census workers are invited to attend a county training school at the Evangelical Church, Elkader, 1:30 P. M. At this meeting census instruction will be given and kits of supplies distributed. A member of the State Committee has been engaged for this meeting to explain in detail the plans for conducting the census. For each township and town there will be ;i chairman. These will have charge of selecting the neighborhood workers. The workers and the chairman will constitute the committee responsible for turning in complete information from that area. According to tentative plans the census will be taken during the week of March 13 to 20. A report for February of the Fayette County Dairy Herd Improvement Association No. 2, Leo F. Wendland, supervisor, shows that 453 cows were on test in 24 herds, with 375 of Iheso milking and-78 dry. The total production for the month was 308,914 pounds of milk and 12,118 pounds of butterfat, for an average per cow of 681 pounds of milk and 26.7 pounds of butterfat. Irving Deering's registered Holstein cow, Isadora, led her breed with 1582 pounds of milk and 63.3 pounds of but- The caucus of qualified electors of terfat. The Kenneth Kerr herd of the Incorporated Town' of Postville registered Holsteins placed fourth in held at Memorial Hall Monday eve- thc association, 22 milking and 4 dry, ning placed in nomination M. C. by producing an average per cow of Deering as mayor; James Overland, 915 pounds of milk and 33.2 pounds of Keith Gregg, Glenn Olson, Harold butterfat. Schroeder and Fred C. Ruckdaschel as In the 305-day lactation test, the Ar- councilmen; L. O. Beucher for treasur- bie Schroeder registered Holstein, er; Earl Abernethy for assessor, and Betsy, was credited with 11,339 pounds John L. Gregg as hospital trustee, of milk and 437.9 pounds of butterfat, Attended by approximately 60 per- while two registered Guernseys of the sons, the Town Committee, Joseph Jerry Spencer herd also rated high Heckcr and Willard Schutte, called the with 10,909 and 9,043 pounds of milk, caucus to order and read the call for and the cow, Dicta, yielding 500.3 caucus. L. L. Hill was elected per- pounds of butterfat, and the cow, Pris- manent chairman of the meeting and cilia, producing 486.5 pounds of but- Robert Burling was chosen secretary, terfat. Nominated for mayor were the in- During February 12 cows in the as- cumbent, Arthur J. Palas. and Mort sociation were removed from the herds Deering. The ballotting showed Deer- for various reasons, one cow was pur- ing the winner, 31 to 21. Fred Ruckdaschel, incumbent, was nominated as one of the councilmen, as \vas James Overland. Result of the voting was Overland 32, Ruckdaschel 1. Fred J. Miller, incumbent, and Keith Gregg were nominated for second councilman. Result of ballotting, chased and six heifers freshened. Red Cross Membership Drive Is Underway Here Six New Babies Arrive At Hospital This Week r- 1 ^Business is still flourishing in the infants' department at Postville hospital, six additions occurring during the past Gregg 40, Miller 16. week as follows: To Mr, and Mrs. Roy Talro of Cler mont Saturday, a daughter, weighing 7 lbs. and 12 ounces To Mr. and Mrs. Willard Meyer of Postville Sunday, a daughter, Ann, weight 6 lbs., 1 oz. To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fitzpatrick of Postville. a daughter, on- Tuesday weight-6-lbs,, 10 oz. Harry D. Cole, incumbent, declined rcnomination, and Fred C. Ruckdaschel was unanimously chosen for the third council post. Lawrence Wclzel, incumbent, and Jean | Glenn Olson were nominated for the fourth councilman's position. Result was Olson 37, Welzel 18. Harold H. Schroeder, incumbent, was unopposed, so he was also un- To Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hanson of animously chosen as the fifth council- St. Olaf, a daughter, born Tuesday, man's position, weight 8 lbs., 13 oz. Tn e treasurer nominee as well as To Mr. and Mrs. Yvo Scheffert of the assessor and hospital trustee are Last Wednesday evening about 9:30 "The war is never over for the Red Cross." That's the slogan adopted for the annual drive for funds from this great humanitarian organization which is launching its solicitation throughout the nation this week. Here in Postville the drive will be Castalia, a son, born this-nTornlrig, weight 6 lbs,, 14. oz. o^cTock the fire department was called . to the Nyberg Farm & Home Service, conducted as in former years, with Store where fire threalene d to do Honor Roll. All was silent and peaceful at P. H. S. and the students were laboriously doing their assignments for yesterday when all was interrupted by little clicking noises. All eyes looked up to the front of the assembly to sec Mr. Thurm putting up the honor rolls of the fourth six weeks. Everyone sat tight in their seats until the end of the period and then they all made a dash for the front to sec posted the names of these students who did "B" work or higher for the six weeks period: Freshmen—Marilyn Backhaus^ Char lotte Bennett, John Dresser, Eddy Green, Joann Haltmeyer, Ruth Miller, Ciarine Olson, Arlene Schultz, Bette Schutte, Kay Smith and Agnes Szabo Sophomores —Carol Eberllng, Fred- crick Reincke, Mary Jnne Schlee, Pegy Spencer and Jim Koevenlg, Juniors—Violet Gordanier, Russell arris, Kathleen Meyer and Chrystol Ison. Seniors — Bernice Bachelder, Marorie Barels, Rosella Opsand, Vivian smundson.Ruth Elaine Greon, Gwenn chultz, Shirley McNally and Doris "alby. If they can do It, why can't every- ne; so let's hit the high road to A's nd B'B, Hot Lunch Menu. The hot lunch menu for the week of larch 11 as reported by Miss Merle reune is as follows: Monday—Chili, butter sandwiches, ranges and milk. Tuesday—Cabbage salad, meat balls, utter sandwiches and milk. Wednesday — Baked beans, carrot nndwiches, fruit jello and milk. Thursday—Vegetable beef stow, lot uce sandwiches, milk and prune cake Friday—Buttored peas, creamed po- atoes, cheese salad sandwiches, milk nd dessert. (Continued on page eight) Nomination papers have been filed for John Falb and Kermit James as school directors, and W. A. Kneeland as treasurer of Postville Independent School District, the election being sot for next Monday. Mr. Falb is a candidate to succeed himself for a three car term as director; Mr. James, recently appointed to succeed E. C. Marston, is a candidate for the two year unexpired term of Mr. Marston, ind Mr. Kneeland seeks the regular two year office of treasurer. Polls will open at 12:00 o'clock noon at the school house and will close at 7:00 p. m. A special ballot will be submitted to the voters of (he school district at next Monday's election to levy not to exceed 2MJ- mills per yeai* receipts from this levy to be used for needed repairs to the original school building. The school house was built 32 years ago and little or no repair work has been done on it since. The school board finds that funds are now needed to save the building from further deterioration, possibly to the point where a far greater outlay of cash will be needed if repairs are not made at once, hence this emergency levy. In an opinion from Jessie M. Parker, Superintendent of Public Instruction for Iowa, to the Postville school board, she says, "We would suggest that at each school election beginning next March a proposition to levy an emergency tax of not to exceed 2V4 mills be submitted to the voters of the district for their determination as provided in section 4217 (7). The proceeds of this tax could be used for repair purposes or for other necessary improvements in order to keep your school property in good condition, A number of dls tricts are now making such a levy." Tag Day For Hospital Nets $1,633.11 Monday The tag day conducted Monday by the Postville Community Hospital Auxiliary saw $1,633.11 contributed with ' practically all solicitors having completed their assigned work, Proceeds of the tag day have been earmarked for purchases of equipment and supplies tor the hospital, considerable damage, but was soon brought under controf~| The blaze started in sweepings that had sifted through the floor and had fallen between the furnace and the casings where it smouldered for some time before being discoverd. [On Sunday afternoon the department was called out to the Frank Hangartner farm, tenanted by Robert Hangartner. where a roof fire was discovered and which burnedsizeable hole before it was squelchedTj solicitors to make their calls on the residents between now and March 15. Solicitors will be notified concerning territory assigned to them, and it is hoped the response will be as generous as in former years. Mrs. A. C. Webster and Mrs. Gilbert Sanders are co-chairmen for Postville in the present drive which is asked to raise $400, as compared to $1200 sought a year ago. All are asked to give generously to this noble cause. BIG riCTURE COMING! "San Antonio" is one of the finest Technicolor out-of-doors dramas since "Northwest Mounted Police." It comes to the Iris Theatre Sunday and Monday, March 10 and 11, and is doing en a bigger business than the latter —and that one was really terrific.—Attend the Sunday matinee and avoid siting Sunday night. Clayton County Fair Plans Horse Show for May 30 The Clayton County Agricultural Society will hold a spring horse and pony show at the National fair grounds on Decoration Day, May 30. All ar- angemeuts are being made under the irection of John Hartwick of Mc Gregor, chairman of the horse and pony committee. Prize money will be given and paid in cash on the following events: ponies, single and double hitch, under saddle, pony and colt, saddle colt, musical chair races, three and five gaited horses, stock horses, pleasure class and Tennessee walkers. Further announcements will made at a later date. Over 800 Members From Four Counties Attend REA Meeting Ludlow Farmers Ridding Their Section of Foxes be Three young men from Ludlow were callers at the Herald office Friday and informed us that a group of farmers from their township have been organizing fox hunts to rid that section of the many foxes said to populate that area. A week ago Sunday the group, augmented by five hunters from Post ville, bagged two red foxes. Ralph Flage, one of the hunters, got one of the animals when his shotgun acci dentally discharged in the general di rection of where the fox was chased All hunters are invited to join the Ludlow group on hunts that will be held from time to time in the future weeks. Commercial Club To Hear ex-FBI Man Joseph B. Steele, Postville attorney who during the war served as a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) operative out of the Los Angeles, California, office, will be the speaker at the March meeting of the Postville Commercial Club Thursday evening, March 14. During the past month Mr, Steele has addressed professional and service groups in a number of towns In northeastern Iowa on the work of the FBI in combating espionage groups who sought to disrupt war work in this country during the war period, After an absence of two months from their regular meeting place while the activities banquet was held, at the school house and the farmers banquet at Memorial Hall, the Commercial Club will again convene for their March meeting in Masonic Hall, A dinner will be served to members and guests at 6:30 o'clock, followed by Mr. Steele's speech. A business meeting and a smoker will conclude the evening's program. . March is Tax Month; Many Payments Due All residents should become conscious of taxes and tax reports that are due this month.' Real estate and personal property taxes for 1945 are now due and payable before March 31 when a penalty for nonpayment is added. Final federal income tax reports and remittances for 1945 incomes are due March 15, and on that date the first quarterly remittance on estimated 1946 Incomes are also due and payable" State Income tax reports and remit' tances must be filed on or before March 31 with.the State Income Tax division,,at De?'Moines. . Blanks for this report are not being mailed to tax payers, but must be secured from banks or persons who assist in making put the'returns. R. T, O'Brien, auditor for the Iowa state tax commission, will be at Me mortal Hall on Friday, March 15 to assist those who may need help In making out their Income tax returns for the year 1945. now holding the offices for which they were renominated. A motion prevailed that in case one of the caucus nominees withdraws or is eliminated for some other reason, the Town Committee and the permanent chairman of the caucus be empowered to fill such vacancy on the ballot. The ticket chosen Monday night was named Citizens Ticket. On motion Willard Schutte and Joe Hecker were again elected as town committee for the coming two years. The town election will be held in Memorial Hall on Monday, March 25. More Men Discharged; Other Servicemen's News Petty Officer Neil Peckham arrived home yesterday morning from the Navy separation center at Minne- Well over the anticipated attendance apolis, Minn., where he received his of 800 people came to Postville Mon- honorable discharge. He is a son of day for the annual meeting of the Al- Mrs. Ruby Peckham of this city. A lamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative graduate of Postville high school, Neil members held at Memorial Hall. Of served aboard the Battleship Wiscon- this number, approximately 600 people s j n which was in the thick of the were served during a 40-minute period fighting in the final battles of the at noon at the dinner in charge of the Asiatic-Pacific theater. He was in Presbyterian Ladies' Aid Society. During the morning business meeting Fred H. Becker of Luana, Carl Bodensteiner of West Union and Harry Olesen of West Union were elected to the board of directors to succeed themselves. And at a meeting of the board held later in the day Joel Clark of service for close to two years. Petty Officer Clarence Tindell is expected here this week on leave from the Navy and may have his discharge from the serviceT^He arrived in San Francisco, Calif, from the Pacific zone last Wednesday and telephoned his Elkader was chosen president, Horace Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Tindell, Clark of Lansing, vice president, and that they could be expecting him 'most Roger Harris of Postville, secretary- any day now treasurer, to succeed themselves. Hold- Duanc Thompson Is Out. over directors in addition to those |ggk Duane Thompson arrived here named are Louis Dennler of Elgin; Sunday from MeGill Field, Florida, Earl F. Miller of Postville, and Elmer having been given his discharge from H. Larson of Elgin. the army?"] He is a brother of Mrs. Hall Reports of the Cooperative's busi- Muchow"and has been in the service ness during the past year and its pros- f or close to four years, much of this pects for growth during the coming time being spent overseas, year were given by Superintendent „ . „ ... , . Kermit James, who foresaw a bright ,/™ nci ? Kneeland arrived here last future for those who have been Wednesday from Notre Dame Ind., anxiously awaiting the coming of serv- *°' a J 2 - day V1 * U *° hl f P arent *' Mr ' i-« .„ .i,„i.. »„^o with m rit«.,.iMc i,„. and Mrs. W. A. Kneeland, between semesters. Francis is in the Navy program at Notre Dame and his company ice to their farms. With materials becoming available, work should pro- Joel Clark gave the president's report, outlining progress thus far made and future plans of the local REA. ing outfit at the station. Pvt. Leo Meyer, who has been stationed at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, Joseph B. Steele, attorney for the came Saturday night for o week's fur- local Cooperative, was prevailed upon lough whicli he is spending with his to give a talk on his experiences with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Helmuth Meyer, the FBI during the war, to complete He has been ordered to report at Fort the morning's program. Ord, Calif., after the furlough expires. After the noon-hour, the Postville Radioman Second ££nt «™w .3 Tilt »'£l e n ™ Class, arrived here Monday morning members assembled for the afternoon ,„„ ' r „„„ v , M „..„j„ * ., i K j. ° session and then Earl Wisdom of Des *™» *»"°"' Nevada, for a 5-day Moines was Introduced to give the « HL 5* ^L nt f Mr LH J« principal talk of the day. Mr. Wisdom, lZ? s, ' counsel for the cooperative associations mu BWUUWi ol ' of Iowa, in his talk discussed various Major and Mrs. Robert Bachtell are phases of laws governing Cooperatives now living at Oakland, Calif,, where and gave an enlightening talk on the the Major is in the office of aircraft need and growth of these In Iowa, accident prevention of the Oakland urging upon his listeners that "cooper- municipal airport, according to a letter atlon pays in everything." received here this week.

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