Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 20, 1946 · Page 1
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 1

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 20, 1946
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1946. Number 20. ommercial Class imulate Position n Business Field Hot Lunches Stopped; New Desks Received; Other News at Schools Two Stations To Carry State Cage Tournament After n seven months' tussle with cbits imd credits, the senior book- ccping students hnve emerged vie- rioiis and tire ready to prove their iliiy in the art of juggling figures. The 31 members of the clnss have ac- pled imaginary positions, as bonk- repers for H. M. Spencer, n retail nrciware dealer. For the next month. c!i will keep n record of transactions nied on by Spencer's store fur the (i months of March and April. Miniature business papers, including voices, detailed audit strips, state- cuts, credit memoranda, daily bal- sheels, checks, deposit slips, cash vcr and short slips, paid out slips, lis slips, etc.. arc provided in the ractice sets. In this way. the book- copers may gain some business ex- •iences while still in the classroom. The advanced typing students are anting to prepare some of the o>t commonly used legal documents, moiig the forms they are typing are will, probate of will, notice of ap- intincnt of administrator, agency ntract. articles of copartnership, war- nty deeds, bills of sale, power of at- rney, proxy, lease, mortgage, articles f incorporation, statement of claims "id atTidavit of defense. The students are provided with ilier printed forms or legal paper in lir workbooks for typing these End Hot Lunch Program. Many people have asked why the hot iah program has come to a close. It because the kitchen facilities arc! ceded by the homemaking classes. In looking over the past year there e many indications that the program been a successful one. Many parts have told the supervisors that eir children have learned to eat >d> they wouldn't touch before, early every student who ate his lunch t school drank his glass of milk. In "ite of the flu epidemic there was an erage attendance of well over 200 ople served. Some days as many as i pupils were served. Although me food prices have increased as uch as 20 to 30''r, especially for fresh nits, the price for the lunch has been cpt at 15 cents. This has been pos- blc by the government's aid which is cents for each meal served that meets requirements they have set up. use requirements nre on-half pint of hole milk; one serving of meat. ese, eggs or beans, one serving of nit or vegetable, one slice of bread n two teaspoons of butter or fortified aigarine. All of the lunches served et these specifications. Sixth Grade Receives New Desks. The main concern of each sixth ader this week has been "my new esk." The new desks finally arrived, d they're as fine ns they hud hoped. Most of the class feels pretty much t home when multiplying with frac- ons, but they've' worked hurd on em for some time. They've finished the chapters on harlcmngno and Alfred the Great in istory. Dictionary work and general word tidy has been stressed in rending asses. Map study, especially of the penin- ilas of southern Europe, has account- for geography time this week Junior High News. Lornn Luhman has been chosen to N present the Postville grade school in e county spelling contest which ig_to c held at Waukon Saturday, MHtcJ\.23. First Grade Astronomers. The first grade visitors last week ore Mrs. Herman Schupbnch and rs. Clarence Hoth. In science they have been studying out the sun, the moon and the stars d the difference between day and ght. Two groups are reading stories about imal friends in their readers. • Last Friday they went up to the nior high assembly to sea a movie out wild animals and their homes, WOI, the Iowa Slate College broadcasting service, will carry all of the games of the Roys' State Basketball Tournament from Iowa City this week, reports W. I. Griffith, director of radio at the college. Griffith said special permission had been granted from the Federal Communications Commission to broadcast the night games of the meet as well as the scheduled daytime games. The college station is authorized to operate regularly on a daylight schedule, making the special ruling necessary. Dale Williams, WOI farm editor and sports announcer, will handle the meet from the opening game at 9:30 Wednesday until the championship final. Williams will be assisted by Bob Mulhall, WOI news editor, and Harry G. Burrell. director of sports publicity. Special between halves and between games features will consist of interviews with players and coaches of visiting teams and discussions by the sports authorities covering the tourney. The state tournament games will also be carried by station WSUI. State University of Iowa outlet. Of the four teams winning in the Postville district tournament only Lansing, a class B team, will appear in the state meet. Postville was defeated by Wavcrly, 37 to 16; then Waverly went mi to win over Newton. 6(5 to 30. Elkader. another local winner, lost its first round game at Cedar Falls to Marshalltown. 31 to 20; Lawlcr was defeated by Montour, 35 to 31, while Lansing carried its colors through two comparatively easy games with Klemme and Geneseo'to go on to the state finals being played at Iowa City starting today. It Won't Be Long Now: Spring Comes This Week Spring will come officially to Iowa on Friday and from all appearances it is already here. After several weeks of dreary, dismal, sunless days that brought snow and rains to make dirt roads practically impassable, the skys cleared Monday afternoon and since then temperatures have been going upward. According to Albert Bertclson's official gauges a total of 1.28 inches of rain fell here the past week; high reading was 59 Tuesday and the low was a chilly 13 degrees last Thursday. Here are his readings for the week; High Low Rain Wednesday, March 13.57 46 .27 Thursday. March 14 41 Friday, March 15 50 Saturday, March 16 48 Sunday, March 17 44 Monday, March 18 49 Tuesday, March 19 59 County Spelling Contest At Waukon on Saturday OVKKLANU'S Tl'RKKY RANCH NOW HAS 3,200 POULTS .lames Overland of the Allamakee Hatchery recently completed the erection of a laying house, 30 by 92 feet in si/.e on his poultry farm south of this city. J At present he has 3.200 turkey poults on feed in the building and expects to receive a like number about May 1. Mr. and Mrs. E. .1. Overland of Dc- corah. his parents, came last week and are earing for the young Thanksgiving birds until additional help is secured. V Peter Caldow Rites x Held Here Saturday By Masonic Fraternity Funeral services for Peter E. Caldow, 59, who passed away at his home north of Castalia last Wednesday morning, were held at the Schutte Funeral Home in this city on Saturday afternoon, and interment was in Pleasant View cemetery at CastaliaT) The Masonic Fraternity had charge of the services, both at the funeral home and at the grave, a number of Masons being in attendance from Ossian and Decorah in addition to those from Postville. Peter Estes Caldow was born near Morrisonville, Wis., on October 30.1880, the son of Adam and Elizabeth Caldow. He came to Iowa with his parents on March 1, 1890. when he was three years old and located on the farm near Castalia on which he spent the remainder of his lifetime. Since the death of his father in 1917, he and his brother, Archie, have operated the home place and have made it one of the outstanding farms of that locality. Mr. Caldow was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Decorah and of Unity Chapter, R. A. M. at Postville. He is survived by five brothers and two sisters, William A. Caldow of Lodi, Wis., John B. Caldow of Lebanon, Oregon, James K. Caldow of Huron, So. Dak., Robert C. Caldow of Hitchcock, So. Dak., Archie H. Caldow at home, Ann, Mrs. Johnst Mcintosh of Decorah, and Nettie, Mrs. Roy Campbell of Castalia; six nieces and six nephews also survive. Here to attend the 'funeral were John Armstrong of Lansing and all of Mr. Caldow's brothers and sisters and their families with the exception of those from Oregon. The Allamakee county spelling contest will be held next Saturday at 1:30 o'clock in the Waukon high school auditorium, with 26 contestants certified to compete. The winner will represent Allamakee county at the state contest later this spring. From Postville public schools Lorna Luhman will be the contestant; Harold Haberichter of Franklin No. 6 will represent Franklin township schools; Shirley Hanke of Ludlow No. 5 goes to the county contest from Ludlow township, and Jeanne Harris of West Grove school is the Post township representative. Of the 20 contestants six are from town schools, two attend parochial schools and 18 are from rural districts. Calvin Huenemann. instructor in the Waukon Junior College who pronounced last year, will again act in the same capacity. The judges are Supt. E. Paul Reher, of Lansing; Florence Hoth, Postville public school, and Mrs. Mathilda Parnell, Waterville consolidated school. UK BABIES AT HOSPITAL BORN DURING PAST WEEK The following babies arrived at Post He hospital since our last report; To Lt. Col, and Mrs. Gilbert Peglow Monona, March 8, a daughter, eighing six pounds. To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kohlor of 8 'n, a son, March 14, weight eight unds, To Mr. and Mrs. Albert Erickson of gin, a daughter, March 18, weight 7 s., 6 o«, , To Mr. and Mrs. Orvllle Nuehrlng of stvllle, a son, welshing 7 lbs., 12 oz arch 18, Farm Forester Resigns; Goes To Casket Company William Stump, farm forester for Clayton and Fayette counties, will quit his position April 1 and leave for Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where he will bo employed by the Northern Casket company. Stump has been working in this section as forester for 40 months and during that time has cruised 12,432 acres containing 2,542,547 board feet of timber with gross value of $77,884 or a stumpage value of $52,554. According to present plans, G. W. Pugsley of Waukon, farm forester tov Allamakee and Winneshiek counties, will take over Stump's territory. Voting Hours are 8 to 8 At Town Election Monday Manager Palmer of Iris Gets "Pick of Pictures" The polls will be open from eight o'clock a. m. to eight o'clock p. m., in the basement of Memorial Hall next Monday when residents of Postville will vote for a mayor, five councilmen, one treasurer, an assessor and a hospital trustee at the bienniel municipal election. Only one ticket is in the field, the Citizens Ticket, which was placed in nomination at a caucus of qualified electors held on March 4. While no contest exists, it should be the duty of every citizen to have his vote recorded at this as at all elections. While in Des Moines this week, L. E. Palmer, manager of the Iris Theatre, visited motion picture booking agencies and contracted for the best pictures being offered today. A complete list of those secured for early showing at the Iris Theatre will be found in the Iris advertisement on page four of today's Herald. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights "Love Letters," starring Joseph Cotton and Jennifer Jones will appear here. It is a gripping drama, interwoven with a love story that has made boxofl'iec records wherever it showed. Sunday and Monday will bring here "People Are Funny," the show Art Linkletter made famous on the radio. In this are co-featured Jack Haley and Helen Walker, and also appearing are Linkletter and Ozzie Nelson and the entire east of the radio show. You have heard them on the air—now see this funny show on the screen. A double feature is offered for Tuesday and Wednesday: James Dunn and Sheila Ryan in "Carribean Mystery," a thriller all the way, and the fine western outdoor action picture, "Colorado Pioneers," starring Wild Bill Elliot. 40 44 42 40 38 34 Grover Hahn Returning As Farm Bureau Agent Following the resignation of Dick McWilliams as Clayton county agent, it has been announced that Grover Hahn, formerly in that position, will return as extension director March 15. Hahn. commander of the 766th Field Artillery battalion, is now on terminal leave. He served with the army as a major and returned to this country after 18 months in the Asiatic-Pacific area. He was in New Guinea and the Philippines and was an occupation officer in Japan. In Japan Hahn was in charge of en forcing surrender terms in an area of 550 square miles near Tokyon. He joined the army in 1941. ALBRIGHT OF CASTALIA BUYS LOCAL OIL STATION A deal was consummated last week whereby Blake Albright of Castalia as sumes ownership of the Mobilgas service station near the school house from Leonard Koenig who had owned the station for the past several years. Arthur Ricker continues as lessee of the station as heretofore. Mr. Albright operates h Mobilgas station at Castalia 1947 Auto License Plates Received By Treasurer Fred Groth's New House Grows Like Mushroom The new house Fred W. Groth started to build thirty days ago is nearing completion and the family expect to move into it either this week end or next. Something of a record is being established in the construction of this house which is of bungalow design and fully insulated. The Groths recently sold their present home to Gordon Lawson who will move into it as soon as the Groths vacate. Leon Henderson, Allamakee county treasurer, has received the automobile license plates for 1947, the shipment arriving last Friday. The plates will be with white background and black numerals and letters, the reverse of the 1946 color scheme. There will be two plates for automobiles and trucks for 1947, as was the case before the war. In war years only one plate was displayed on cars. A large number of registrations is anticipated for next year, as the county treasurer has received 4,500 sets of plates. Plates received for this year numbered 3,950. FBI Held Espionage, Sabotage In Check In War, Says Steele DESIGNATE STAMP GOOD FOR HOME CANNING SUGAR Consumers may use spare stamp No 9 in war ration book IV or in the sugar ration book to obtain five pounds of sugar to be used solely for home canning and preserving foods for use. The stamp is valid from March 11, 1946, through October 31, 1946. No ap plications are required to be filed. Supt. Evans Resigns As School Head /Robert L. Evans, superintendent of the" Postville public schools since September 1, 1943, submitted his resignation to the board of education Monday evening, "effective July 1, 1946. Before coming here to succeed B. H. Graeber as school head, Mr. Evans was superintendent at Luana Consolidated Schools?"] "The'"scnool board organized for the coming year, electing Leonard W. Casten as president. New board members, John Falb and Kermlt James, who were elected at last week's elect- Ion, were administered the oath of office, W. A. Kneeland, treasurer-elect, begins his new term of office July 1. The committee appointments, usually made at the reorganization meeting, are a matter to be taken up at a special meeting of the board next Monday evening. • At that lime the election of teachers will also be considered. DRIVER'S EXAMINATIONS TO BE HELD HERE TUESDAY Marshal Eldo Gericke announces that an Iowa Safety Patrolman will be at Memorial Hall next Tuesday, March 26, all day, to give examinations to drivers and chauffeurs seeking driving licenses. Legion Installation; Offers Aid to Vets Recently elected officers of Arthur F Brandt Post, No. 518, American Legion were inducted into office at a ceremony held at Memorial Hall on Tues^ day evening of last week, The Rev. Thomas O'Toole of Lycurgus, County Commander, Iowa Department of the American Legion, had charge of the installation ceremony, and Past District Commander Judge G. B. Rlchter of Waukon was also in attendance, Names Committee Chairmen. Commander Norris Blegen announced the following standing com mlttee chairmen for the coming year: Membership, Robert Martlndale; Americanism, Nell Bulman; Activities, Harry Tyler; Welfare, Harold Christof forson; Athletic, Curtis Abernethy. , Douglass Service O icer. Ray R. Douglass was appointed Ser vice Officer and announced that he would be available at all times to aid veterans regarding any of the various veterans' benefits, but specifically designated Friday evening as the best time for veterans to contact him at his store for detailed assistance and aid with their problems. Following adjournment of the bus! ness meeting, members partook of a lunch, Allamakee County 4-H Club Work Is Given Impetus New Assistant to Work With Boys and Parents In Various Activities Not a single case of espionage by enemy agents nor sabotage by foreigners succeeded in this country during the war, thanks to the watchfulness of the FBI, Joseph B. Steele, local attorney, told members of the Postville Commercial Club and their guests last Thursday night. Mr. Steele was an FBI operative during the war, his field of operation being on the west coast. Before this country got into the war, the Federal Bureau of Investigation had put their finger on every enemy alien and persons suspected of being enemy agents, and this preparatory work saved us from untold loss of life and valuable war materials and defense installations, Mr. Steele told his listeners. He cited specific cases wherein the FBI nipped in the bud espionage by enemy agents by using operatives friendly to this country but trained in Germany to trap foreign agents as they cached our shores. These friendly agents also were able to communicate false information to the enemy coun tries without detection and this work saved thousands of lives of our men on ships which had been placed on the hunted list to be sunk by enemy submarine packs. Following Mr. Steele's talk a motion picture of wild life and the effort made to preserve It in our national forests and reserves was shown by Supt, Evans and Wayne Thurm of Postville public schools. A short business meeting and smoker followed. About 75 members and visitors were present for the dinner and meeting. Members of the Allamakee county 4-H boys' committee and Francis Pleln, recently selected county 4-H assistant, met at the Farm Bureau office Thursday of last week and tentatively outlined the 4-H projects to be sponsored in the county this year. The 4-H activities receiving major emphasis as a result of the meeting were baby beef, purebred beef heifer, dairy heifer, including both purebred and grade, market pig, swine litter, garden projects, sheep, new oat variety plantings. SCS and forestry. Other items included in the yearly program will include livestock judging teams, demonstration teams, schedule of monthly meetings and tours. The committee also arranged for a county-wide 4-H club meeting to be held the latter part of April with 4-H'ers taking charge of the entire session. The committee suggested that due attention be given to fully completing the dairy heifer, market pig and swine litter enrollment within the next two months. 4-H boys' clubs will also be organized in the townships or communities where the greatest interest in the work is shown. Therefore, prospective club members and parents showing an interest in this valuable youth movement should contact the Farm Bureau office or Francis Plein. club agent. The club agent is prepared to give considerable time to this worthwhile activity and he is anxious to get the requests from the club members and parents from the various communities that are interested in the work. Those eligible for 4-H enrollment in the county 4-H projects for this year, including both boys and girls between the years of 10 and 21 years of age, have the privilege of enrolling in one or more of the above named projects that will be sponsored this year. Definite information regarding the rules governing each of the above projects can be obtained from the club agent, your township Farm Bureau di- ector, or the Farm Bureau office. Parents are requested to take advantage of this opportunity and encourage their boys and girls, who are eligible, to enroll as a 4-H'er. 74 Weddings Performed In February at Nashua With gas rationing over and many war veterans returning home to be married, the number of wedding cere monies at the Little Brown church has greatly increased this year, according to figures provided by Rev. F. L. Hanscom, pastor, says the Nashua Reporter. For the first two months of the year, the total is Ave times that of the same period last year— 124 this yeur, com pared to 25 in 1945. There were 50 weddings in January this year, conv pared to eight in January in 1945; and 74 in February, 1948 compared to 17 In the same month last year. There were 11 ceremonies In the first four days of March. On Valentine's day, there were 12 weddings at the church, the largest since August 30, 1941. County Has 765 Men Now Out of the Services Most recent figures from the Allamakee county selective service board show that approximately 765 men have been discharged from the armed forces. ^Among local men who were discharged last 'Week Were Ray O. Brainard, Joseph Marston, Arbe Bareis and Neil Peckham. Kenneth Looncy Discharged. •~Efp. Kenneth Looney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Looney of Grand Meadow township, arrived home last week from Camp McCoy, Wis., where he received his discharge? ^In the army three years, Kenneth saw much service in Europe. He was in combat for 18 months and after the war was stationed near Nuernberg, Germany. Ba fa Edgar Cyrus Nelson, 19, radioman third class, USNR, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nelson of this city, recently arrived at San Pedro, Calif., on the destroyer USS Shields, which will join the inactive fleet. The Shields participated in strikes against Boaneo during the closing days of the war. Pfc. Morris D. Nesteby, Hq. Bn. Serv. Sqdn., 466th A.S.G., APO 57, c/o Postmaster, New York City, New York, is the new address of this Postville lad, son of Mrs. Amanda Nesteby. Duane (as he is more familiarly known here) reenlisted last December and since February has been stationed at Frankfurt, Germany, with the U. S. occupational force. m m Pfc. Oliver Heins, who was recently here on furlough to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Heins, has been transferred to Camp Pickett, Virginia, where his address is Co. B, 21st Bn., 6th egiment, AGFRD 1. Camp Pickett, Va. This week Mr. and Mrs.Heins received word that their son has been sent overseas. T/Sgt. Irvin Olson who recently reenlisted in the army is now stationed at the air base in Rapid City, So. Dak., and the following as his address; T/Sgt. Irvin Olson, Sqdn. A, R. C. A. A. B., Rapid City, So. Dak. That noise you heard may have been inflation prowling around the backyard.—Indianapolis News.

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