Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 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, MARCH 13, 1946. Number 19. Postville Entry In Declam Meet Gets First Rating Margret Buddenbcrg Winner at Pre-District; Other News at Schools I In the pre -district declamatory con|test held last Friday afternoon at ICresco, Margret Buddenbcrg received 1 1 rating in the dramatic division with.] her reading of "Chimes of Medina." JiusscU Harris and Rose Marie SIcyer I both received II ratings in the oratorical and humorous divisions respectively. Margret will compete next Tuesday the district contest at Fayette. Typing Awards. The report has just been received of awards earned by typing students on [the January tests. The outstanding achievement that nonth was made by Jean Douglass, a t ccond-year typing student, who was warded a blue seal competent typist bertiflcatc for having typed accurately [for n ten-minute period at the rate of Bl words per minute. Other second-year typists receiving bertificates are: Rosclla Opsand, 50 p-ords per minute; Marjorie Olson, 47; ^larKrct Buddenbcrg, 43; Virginia cuscr, 40, and Corrine Rypestol, 40. Four tlrst-year typists earned certificates for typing at the following tales: Chrystol Olson, 37; Betty Tru33: Kathleen Meyer, 31, and Delori's Osmundson, 31. Gregg typing speed certificates were ^warded to Virginia Hcuscr and Ethel viirth for having typed accurately for fifteen-minute period at the specified late. Junior membership in the order of Irtistic typists was earned by Shirley lIcNally, Virginia Peckham, Bernice Bachelder. Marjorie Bareis and Marian Hammond for having passed the Gregg JVriter test which disclosed a practical inking knowledge of the technique typewriting. Hot Lunches to End. What a calamity ! The hot lunch pro- Irani ends this week. Starting Monlay, the pupils will have to carry their Jinner pails to school again. Everyone rishes it would continue, but all good dings must end, 'tis said. Honor Roll. j We are sorry but Elaine Evorman, nothcr Freshman brain child, should I ove had her name included on the onor roll for the last six weeks' eriod. (Additional News of Our Schools will be found* on page five) Allamakee County Plans For Easter Seals Sale at The Allamakee County Society for the Crippled, which is an affiliate of the Iowa Society for Crippled Children and the Disabled and the National Society fur Crippled Children and Adults, Incorporated, is completing plans for the annual seal sale which will open March 21 and extend to April 21. The county unit is composed of Dr. E. W. Hastings, president; B. H. Graeber, vice president; Miss Lois Grimm, secretary-treasurer; Miss Ella Hatch, Miss Bernice Meyer. Mrs. H. E. Taylor, Dr. Clark Romlnger, Jr.. and M. H. Gocde, all of Waukon; C. V. Schofleld, Mrs. Herbert Donovan and Dr. F. W. Ernst of New Albin; E. P. Reher, Dr. John Thornton, Dr. A. R. Fredcrickson, John Brophy and Rev. H. Scharphoff of Lansing; R. L. Evans and Mrs. Ray Douglass of Postville; O. C. Bunting of Waterville, and Miss Mary A. Fennlng- er of Harpers Ferry. Miss Virginia Letchford of Waukon is in charge of the seal sale. " It is hoped to cover the county thoroughly by the direct mail method and through a school sale. A large number of individuals In this county need the assistance which the Society can give, if funds to carry on the work are provided. Some assistance has been given in Allamakee county, but the work has been greatly restricted because of meager funds The society hopes to expand its program as additional funds become available. All contributors of a dollar or more automatically become members of the society. Please keep this project in mind and give it your loyal support when the seal sale opens. V/ _ /\ Real Estate Transfers Recorded byJLocal People L&fflong instrumcntsteed recently in the Recorder's office <St Waukon were the following warranty deeds of local property: Caroline Heins to Henry and Lietzie Landt. joint tenants, $4,500, lot 5, block 28 in Lawler's addition to Postville Ben and Rosena Krambcer to Lynn M. Hangartner and Robert E. Kram beer. $16,000, 204.12 acres in Franklin township. Cloy F. and Viola Schultz to Dale L. Brainard, $15,800, 226 acres in Post township. Luver C. and Clara Schultz to Sclina Nyberg, $5,300. south 27 feet of south 50 feet of lot 3 in J^Meyer's & Co's ad dition to Postville. I leavy Snowfall Vanishes In Rain, Mild Weather Officers Reelected, Approve Extra Levy At School Election (All traces of the winter's worst lizzard that brought a heavy fall of how and near-zero temperatures to his community last Friday and Satur- ay, have disappeared rapidly this [eek. Rain and milder weather yes- May and today brought with them ( adings bordering on spring. Following are the high and low read- gs as recorded on Albert Bertelson's Ticial gauges: High Wednesday, March 6 53 Tuirsday, March 7 43 fiday, March 8 37 Rturday, March 9 32 unday, March 10 32 |onday, March 11 .43 uesday, March 12 55 ( Drifted roads slowed up traffic Frl- y night and frequent calls were iswered by local garages to assist slled cars and trucks bogged down the unseasonal blizzard. Highway ews operating out of the division Blntcnance garage in Postville were [it during the storm and after to keep Rffic moving and by evening of Frily had the main highways open to >ffic Low 32 20 21 4 14 14 40 tub Sebastian Does Well As Coach'Way Out West' ^co (Chub) Sebastian, teacher and pch in the Terril high school, came jturday to spend the week end here .the home •of his parents, Mr. and fs. Geo. C, Sebastian, whore his wife also been a guest the past week o's basketball team, of which he pk charge midway' in the season jpwed considerable improvement aft(he took them in charge,, but lost out the sectional tournament to the that finally went on to win the |trlct tournament plaque last wee' X [PETER CALDOW PASSES ON Peter Caldow, prominent farmer of rCoatalla community, parsed sway esday forenoon at his homcHFunor ierransements, Have not oee> com Ited as tye ijo to pre^ MIX Strange Phenomenon Postville, Elkader, Lansing, Lawler Win Here to Advance to Sub-State A: Bond Sales In Allamakee During War $9,858,286 Allamakee county turned in an outstanding performance in all the War Bond Drives as well as during interim months between drives, a comparison md summary released by the Iowa Savings Bond division of the U. S. Treasury reveals. Figures for this county show that Allamakee county during World War I had quotas of $3,159,015 and the sales amounted to $2,910,200. During World War II this county's quotas were set it $4,488,600, sales during the drives ran $6,775,304, interim sales were $3,083,158 and total sales $9,858,462. In nearby counties the report shows like results. In Clayton total sales in the first war were $4,641,250 and in the recently ended war they ran to $13,994,600, all quotas being oversubscribed. In Fayette county $15,308,783 in sales are reported in World War II compared to $5,069,000 in the first war. And in Winneshiek county the quota in the first world war was $3,614,325 with sales running to $4,011,500, whereas in World War II the quota of $5,836,700 brought total sales of $12,430,786. Iowa as a whole sold $2,408,456,163 worth of bonds during World War II against a quota of $1,177,000,000, and in-the first world war she sold $500,532,500 against quotas of $462,715,510. Additonal Men Discharged; Other Servicemen's News [_Li—Col. Donald J. Humphrey arrived home Tuesday morning from Chicago, having been discharged previously at Ft. Sheridan, 111., from the army air corpsT) Don enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1941 and was sent overseas, to the Burma-India war theater, in 1944. Flying a superfort­ ress, the "Postville Express," Don's was the first B-29 to hit the mainland of Japan, at Yawata, in June, 1944. Later while flying to Singapore, Don and his crew were shot down and were reported missing on January 11, 1945. Last September Don's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Humphrey, were advised that he had arrived safely in Singapore after the war with Japan had ended. He and some members of his crew had traveled 800 miles on foot during the eight months before reaching safety. Don's brother, Howard, a lieutenant in the air forces, was reported lost in action over Germany in 1944. Xliosc to Waverly. j libit- Postville Pirates lost their first-round game in the sub-state meet at Cedar Falls last night to Waverly, 38 to lljT\The Lawler team, another winrieTln the Postville district meet last week, dropped their game last night at Cedar Falls \o an elongated Montour team, 35 to 31. The Pirates got off to a four point lead in the first three minutes of the game and then failed to find the hoop. Livingood led the Pirates with five points. Postville made only four field baskets in the entire game, and didn't score a single point in the third quarter. About 200 fans accompanied the team to Cedar Falls last night, going in three chartered buses and private cars. (By School Sports Writer.) The district basketball tournament which was held at Postville last week produced several close games, a few upsets, but no overtime periods. The tourney began Tuesday night with McGregor defeating Strawberry Point, 33 to 23, with Bogue scoring 13 points for the winners and Burke eight points for the losers. After that, a Lawler five trimmed Lime Springs, 45 to 25, with Costigan piling 14 in for Lawler and Jones and Munkel each scoring seven for Lime Springs. To Jorvllle Orville Welhc Out. Drawn For Jury Duty At April Term of Court A light vote was recorded here Mon day in the annual election of the Post ville Independent School District, 92 votes being cast for the ticket of can didates and 91 on the public measure asking for a special levy of not to ex cccd 2Mi mills to place the present school building in better repair. John Falb, Jr., and Kermit James each received 88 votes for directors to succeed themselves, and William A Kneeland seeking reelection as school treasurer, received 86 votes. On the public measure ball»t, 84 affirmative votes were cast, with votes going against the measure. The school board meets next .Mon day to reorganize and to name a presi dent and standing committees for the coming year. Directors other than those chosen Monday are Leonard W, Casten, acting president, J. T. Humph rey and Elrie Ruckdaschel, Post Township Results: West Grove—L. H. Benjegerdes. South Grove—Harry Davis. Empire—Harvey Buddenbcrg. Minert — Arble Heckman, George Glock and Ralph Green. Highland—James Enyart, to succeed Otto Hughes. Lybrand—Clarence Peake. Evergreen—George Brainard. Woodland—Ervin Haltmoyer. BloomAeld Township: No. 4—(Brick School)—Henry Benjegerdes. No. 7—(Cross Roads)—Chester Perry. Castalia Independent — Merle Stee and Elmer Hager, directors; Marjory Hager, treasurer.' . Grand Meadow Results; No. 2 (Springfield)—Lowell Fox, No. 3 (Pixler)—Gerhard Koopman. No. 4 (Larrabee)—No election; Ewald Lyngaas is the holdover director here, No. S (Baily)—No election; Keith Carlson is the holdover director here, No. 6 (McNeil)—Robert Wettleson. No, 7 (Central)—Emil Block. No.' 8 (Olson)—School closed; no election held Monday. Luan* Consolidated; Elmer Schroder and Harye,y tenth were elected directors Monday to sue- ceed themselves in Luana Consolidated school district. ••' - • * People from this corner of Allamakee county who were drawn to serve as trial jurors at the April term of district court which convenes at Waukon next month are Mrs. Ed McNeil, "Ralph Green, Paul Topel, John Renz- man, Charlene Schlce, Clifford Conley, Edwin Grotegut, C. C. Hoth, Arthur Ricker, Rudolph Everman, John Burrow and Mrs. Leonard Pearson of Post township; Walter Kiesau, August Snitker and Paul Helming of Ludlow township, and Charles Jones and LaRue Webster of Franklin township. W. H. Antes will be the presiding judge and jurors will be notified by the sheriff when they are to report fpr duty. port ipr A T. II. IIENDERSHOTT RITES HELD HERE ON SUNDAY /Funeral services were held here on Sunday afternoon in the Schutte Funeral Home for Tilden Harry Hendershott, 69, who passed away in Great Falls, Montana, last wjek^ The Rev. Edwards, Episcopalian' minister of Decorah, conducted the services. Interment was in the Clermont cemetery. Mr. Hendershott was a barber in Clermont before going to Great Falls, FBI Talk, Dinner At Commercial Club The March meeting of the Postville Commercial Club will be held Thursday evening in Masonic Hall, starting with a 6:30 o'clock dinner, to be served by Mrs. Arno Schutte and her able staff of food experts. Joseph B. Steele, local attorney, who recently reentered law practice here after several years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has been invited to speak before the Club about his work on the west coast during the war. His talk will be given immediately after the dinner and.pre­ ceding the regular business meeting of the club, Mr. Steele has been filling many speaking engagements before civic groups and" service clubs in northeastern Iowa, and on several oc caslons has been invited back for a second appearance, so his talk should be equally, interesting to his fellow townsmen,' A smoker will follow the business Weihe, son of Mrs. J. C. \Veljje "of this city, arrived home yesterday afternoon from Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, where he had been given his discharge from the armyj} In the service for 38 months,"©rvill'e arrived at Seattle, Wash., last week after serving in the Philippine Islands and Korea. He wears the American theater ribbon, the Good Conduct medal, .the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon and the Victory medal. Don Voelker Out Soon. Mr. dnd Mrs. Donald Voelker and daughter,. Vivian, of Leighton visited here from last Wednesday to Monday in the home of Mr. Voelker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Voelker. Donald, who has been serving in the Navy, will go to Great Lakes, 111., March 25 for his final discharge. Under G. I. Training Plan. John Thull of Oelwein is under G. I training in the Falb Motor & Imple ment Company garage. At present there are three former service men at this firm learning various trades under the provisions of the G. I. Bill of Rights. Schroeder Back to Duty. Mrs. Carlton Schroeder returned from Chicago, 111., Monday morning after a visit to her husband, who had come out from New York City where his ship had docked. Ensign Schroeder reported back to his ship this week and expects to sail soon for Florldal / _^ Dale Suckow Back on Job. \ \jDftle Suckow arrived here yesterday from his home in Van Meter where he has been since his discharge from the Navy Seabees. He is resuming his wbrk at the Postville creamery, a,po sition he held before entering service^ Caucus Nominees Have No Opposition When the deadline for filing nomina tlon Spapers for town- offices was reached at midnight last Saturday, no further candidates than those nomi nated at the recent caucus sought the offices, according to Town Clerk A. C, WcbBter. The election will be held Monday, March 25, to fill the elective offices in the town administration. Polling place will be in the basement of Memorial Hair where voting will be from eight o'clock a, m. to eight o'clock p. m. The; Citizens Ticket chosen at the caucus has as candidates M. C. Peering for mayor; James Overland, Keith Gregg, Glenn Olson, Fred C. Ruckdaschel and Harold H. Schroeder as councilmen; L. O. Beucher for treasurer; Earl Abernethy for assessor, and John L. Gregg for hospital trustee. All are incumbents excepting Peering, Overland, Gregg and Olson, who are making their first bids for public of- conclude that night's activities a strong Waukon five downed a Sumner team, 44 to 37, with Rose making 14 points for Waukon and Lechner scoring 15 points for Sumner. The second night began with a close game, 33 to 32, with Elgin coming out on top of Fredericksburg. Wedo and Gehring both scored 10 points for the winners, while Llenau scored 10 points for the Chickasaw county lads. To counteract the nervousness caused by this close game, Lansing literally pushed a weak Greeley team all over the floor to the tune of 53 to 25. Aschom scored IS points for Lansing against Scibert's 12 points for Greeley. To put the right finish to the evening, the Postville Pirates satisfied the home folks by routing the Manchester Manhawks in their first game in the district tourney. Defeating a team which had earlier beaten the Pirates was no easy matter, but the boys did a grand job of fighting vigorously and by the end of the first half had 23 points to the Man- hawks' nine. The second half was as reassuring as the first, for the Pirates were still hitting and fighting through to a 39 to 20 finish. Bill Palmer scored 13 points for the home lads, while McQulllen scored seven points for Manchester. The third night began by the spec- THE POSTVILLE PIRATES Sitting—Cloy Schultz; Gilbert Livingood; Dwight Marston; Jimmie Malone; Bernald Martins; Eugene Severn. Standing—Coach Stanley Kvam; Howard Hills; Bill Palmer; Bob Douglass; Rodney Anderson; Grant Schultz; Charles Hoth. Manager,DRIBBLES & PASSES.- (By School Sports Writer.) Oh, what a week! All the sleepy- looking faces which seem to be predominating in the high - school assembly must be a result of some great event! • • * • » Immense crowds attended the tournament each night although Thursday night's proved to be the largest. 1094 tickets were sold; however, this amount does not include the coaches and teams who were admitted here each night. Also people, who had been turned away when the doors closed at 7, were admitted in the old building. A total of 1500 filled the school halls and class rooms. More tickets were sold Saturday night than any other night, that being a total of 1202. The number of tickets sold each night were:. Tuesday, 466; Wednesday, 976; Thursday, 1094; Friday, 675; Saturday, 1192. The grand total of admissions was 4388, and gate receipts were $2202, of which the school gets $300. The crowds must have been hungry ones, for the approximate figures of the concessions sold were: apples, 840; chocolate milk, 1137 bottles; hot dogs, 2100; cokes and 7-up, 4840; ice cream bars, 740, In addition to this, the teams were served meals after their games by Miss Merle Bruene and her regular hot lunch helpers. An estimated average of 40 boys were served each night. ] • *.*'*• These large audiences were entertained each night by various groups of P. H. S. The marching band gave performances between the half of the second game v each night. They received much applause when they went into formations of a star, diamond, anchor, cross and a "V". The most astounding was that all this was done with the only lights being those that were attached to each band member's foot. On Wednesday and Saturday nights Postville's tumblers put on spectacular shows of forward rolls, backward flips and various stunts with the horse. The girls' sextet provided music between the halves of the games Tuesday and' Thursday* nights, They sang "Aren't You Glad You're You?", and "The Little Dutch Mill," After turning in to "Chuck and His Little Chicks," they sang "Dream." This group was honored by being broadcasted over Station WKBB Thursday evening. (No contracts have been received by them yetlll) tators enjoying an upset and a very close game, between Elkader and Loras Academy of Dubuque, in which game Dittmer scored 21 points to give Elkader a hard-won victory of 35 to 33. Ternes was high for Loras with 12 points. To round out the schedule of each team playing once was Dubuque and Cresco in which Dubuque won, 38 to 27, with B. Dvorak high man for Dubuque with 12 points, while Herzog boosted up Cresco's score with 1-t points to his credit. Friday night saw two trophies presented to a winner o/ each class. In class B, Lawler took the trophy after downing McGregor 36 to 34. Junko of Lawler led the scoring with 13 points while Bogue piled in 12 points for the river boys* The fans saw the other trophy that night go to Postville, after an exciting game with Waukon. The Pirates came blasting through with the score of 34 to 28, with each member of the team playing an excellent game. Postville was paced by Cloy Schultz with 12 points, while Rose and Ludeman both scored nine points for Waukon. Postville led the battle of the first quarter with the narrow margin of 8 to 7, but Waukon was right at their heels all the wa"y through the second quarter although the home lads didn't relax their efforts for one minute. However, Waukon led at the half, 15 to 14. After a refreshing intermission, both teams came out on the floor still with high hopes of winning. The third quarter still left doubts in the minds of the spectators and determination in the minds of the basketball boys as the score read 26 to 21 in Postville's favor. The last quarter told the tale as Postville shoved eight points through the basket while Waukon made just seven points, with the Anal score 34 to 28 and Postville a sub- state qualifier. When the trophies were presented, Bill Palmer and Eugene Severn, new co-captains for the year, proudly tucked it under their arms. » On the final night of the tournament the spectators saw two excellent games between Lansing and Elgin and Elkader and Dubuque. Lansing copped the class B trophy in this case by winning 40 to 26, with Bolts scoring 16 points against Gehrlng's nine for Elgin. The final game of this tournament was between Elkader and Dubuque in which both teams played excellently, with Elkader winning 40 to 23, with Dittmer scoring 23 points to Nebel's six for Dubuque. I The officials for the first two nights (Continued on page eight) •

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