Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 27, 1946 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 27, 1946
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. chool Musicians o Enter Contest t Elkader Soon Name Three Pirates on All-Conference Teams; Other News at Schools POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1946. Number 21. Former Postville People At Iowa-California Picnic The music departments of Postville ave received n letter of welcome to : preliminary state music contest to c held nt the Elkader public schools n April 5 and 6. The vocnl program ill take place on Friday and the in- tnimenlal program on Saturday. The umber of entries is so large that three mlitnritims will be in use, with three rograms in operation simultaneously, ostvillc will compete with two other lass B schools;—Waukon and West "nion. Each of these three schools avc total entries numbering 26. Post- ilk- will enter two large groups, the iris' glee club and the concert baud, lus live small groups, the drum cn- cnible, saxophone quartet, girls' sex- ct, hoys' quartet and madrigal grqiip, his 1C soloists. X Cloy Schultz on First Tram. Cloy Schultz, Jr., was honored by ,iting on the first all-conference asketball team when the coaches of 0 schools elected the teams last week uesday.\ Also on the "first team were: 1 wards Dittmer. Elkader; Palridge, laynard; center. Ludeman, Waukon; 'iiards. Drahn. Elkader, and Cloy. wight Marston was pjnrcd on the •olid team as a guardjalong with diner of Sumner. CMlicr members f the second team were Smith, Faytie and Fossum of Waukon as for aids, and Ruechert of West Union as enter. Those Receiving honorable "entinn * iSwc Gilbert Livingood of ustvillty Rose, Waukon; Kriebs, El ader: Bandow, Elkader; Johnson. st Union: Williams, Waukon: Wal er, Sumner, and Buennecke o laynard. Margrct BuddcnbcrR Places Third. Postville was well represented at the lislrict declamatory contest at Fayette t ist Wednesday by Margret Budden- erg. Margret was entered in the amatic division with her piece, "Bell tor Medina." with which she received i 111 rating at this contest. As Margret s only a junior, great things will be Ixpcctcd of her next year. Home Ec. Girls On Tour. The freshman homemaking class is paving a short unit on the care of Clothing. They have visited the dry {leaning plant fo observe the process ed there of removing stains and of fcressing clothing. In class they are frying different methods recommended removing stains to determine the Bne or ones which work the best. Jlext week the class will practice Inciiding and darning rips and tears. Mir-or Goes to Press. With a sigh of relief, Jean Douglass, iditor of the 1940 Mir-or, sent in the just bit of copy to the publishers Mon- The main load went several R 'ccks ago with some last minute K 'ritcups tailing in. This will be the Tlrst annual Postville has ever had that fame out at the end of the school year jnstead of during the summer. Under tie guiding hand of Miss Memo itchison, advisor, the staff plugged iway, working not only for n better injiual, but also to get it in so that he students will like it better as the 'ears go by and they remember they !«t it on the lafit day of school rather ban during the summer. Filing Studied. The typewriters are usually silent in he advanced typing class these days |s the future stenographers are ro- [ iewing their alphabet and learning bout the procedures of filing. Alphabetic and geographic methods if niing are being studied, as they are |he most commonly used and time pes not permit n detailed study of all nethods. The students have miniature letters Mich they must index^ and code for filing and prepare cross reference {heels If needed. They will then file he letters in fllo boxes having minin- luro guides and folders similar to hose used In standard office files. (Continued On Page Eight) /- iFrank D. Rounds. Arthur F. Smith, Mafy Skeels (Barclay). Mrs. A. E. Cornell. Mr. and Mrs. George Harris, Mrs. l.ydia (Padden) Jones, Mrs. Ethel (Gray) Withrow and John Kromer registered at the Iowa picnic at Los Angeles. Calif., March 1~G.) We are indebted to our friend, John K. Griebcl, former publisher of the Waukon Democrat, for this in formation, and he adds, "The picnic was held in Lincoln Park with an estimated attendance of 100,000 persons, Governor Robert Blue was the honored guest and principal speaker. It was a bright, sunny day and the ther mometer hovered around 80 degrees." Mr. Griebel and his family are now residents of Pomona, Calif., where he is engaged in an appliance and supply business. Tri-City Golf Association Holds Annual Meeting D Harbinger of Spring ^1 ID The Tri-City Golf Club held their mmiiil meeting last evening in the town hall at Monona with a good rep resentatioti of members from the various towns present. A. A. Sacugling of Monona was chosen as the new president; Joseph B Steele of Postville is vice president, and Alvin Doerring of Luana is the secretary-treasurer. Membership committee chairmen were named as follows: Dr. R. F. ToplifT for Postville; George Hamann for Luana; Leon Birdsell for Monona, and Hugo Oelke for Farmersburg and St. Olaf. The club is making extensive preparations for the opening of their course near Hardin as soon as the weather is favorable. Lavern Brewer Awaiting Orders to Sail for Home Entire Citizens Ticket Of Town Officers Elected GRAND MEADOW NOTICE. The Board of Review of Grand Meadow township will be in session on Monday, April 1. from 8:00 a. m. until 2:00 p. m.. only—Gerhard Halverson. Chairman of the Board. V, Mrs. Charles Luebka Passes On Tuesday; Funeral to be Friday Coach and Cage Squad Attended State Tourney The entire Citizens Ticket, placed in nomination at a town caucus early in March, was elected at the Postville town election held here Monday. It couldn't be called a landslide though, as 23 of the 71 ballots cast went for various persons written into the in-i dependent column which appeared toj the right of the Citizens ticket. There were 48 straight ballots counted for the Citizens slate. Officers elected were M. C. Deering, mayor; Glenn Olson, Keith Gregg, James Overland, Fred C. Ruckdnschel and Harold Schroeder for council members; L. O. Boucher, treasurer; Earl Abernethy, assessor, and John L. Gregg, hospital trustee. All are successors to offices they held excepting Olson, Keith Gregg and Overland, councilmen. The present Council will meet next Monday morning to take care of all unfinished business. Upon adjournment, the newly elected officers will be sworn in and will immediately form their new organization, the appointive town officers will be chosen and plans perfected for the new administration to carry on the affairs of the Town. <4he ;qua3 Postville high school basketball squad and their coach, Stanley Kvam, were at Iowa City last week end to witness the final games of the Iowa boys' basketball tournament^' They were well repaid for their efforts in that they saw a thrilling climax to one of the best tournaments ever held in this state when the Iowa City high school came from behind to score three field baskets in the last 60 seconds to win over Le Mars. 41 to 40. i"-Those who made the trip, some-for Frtdirynnd Saturday and some for Saturday only, were Coach Kvam, Bob Douglass, Cloy Schultz, Leo Christofferson, Rodney Anderson, Charles Hoth, James Malone, William Palmer, Dwight Marston. Lyle Groth, Howard Hills, Bernold Martins, Jack Martins and Grant Schultz. Of the many boys from this community who went to Europe during the war only a few remain. Among these are Pfc. Lavern F. Brewer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Brewer, who writes us under date of March 18 that he is now alerted for the trip home soon. Here's Lavern's letter: "It's a shame that I haven't written more often to you, but when I got a January issue of the Postville Herald Thursday noon I decided it was time to thank you for the splendid work you have been doing for all of us in the service in far-flung spots American men and women were assigned to serve in. "I have been moving around quite a bit, and for that reason mail is delayed in reaching our APO as much as a month at a time. I have just moved from Ulm, Germany, on the Neckar River to Antwerp, Belgium. "We are about ready to be put on shipping orders for the United States of America. We moved here from Blaubeuren hobo style, i. e., in steel framed coaches or better known as box cars back in the U. S. We enjoyed the trip very much, as it only took three days and nights and was very comfort able, considering we might have had to walk here. "We now live in tents and have several movies at our disposal from 10:00 a. m. to 10:00 p. m. each day. Fountain service and a large P-X are also at hand. We are restricted for 22 hours until we are put on the shipping list which went up tonight. "I love to read the news in the Herald and will catch up on all that has transpired within a month or so after I get back into the saddle. You should discontinue sending it to me now, as I shall read the next issues at home or at your office. Thanks very much for your swell cooperation—I nor any of the service people will ever forget the service you rendered us. As ever. LAVERN F. BREWER." A Ens. Hill Home; Marston, Kelleher Obtain Discharge Local Navy Men Fought In Wars of Two Oceans From Start to Finish When Ensign Louis Hill, Jr., arrived home Sunday it brought back to us a Announce Paper Drive For Saturday Afternoon Mrs. Charles Luebka. 63, passed away at her home in this city unexpectedly Tuesday morning at eight o'clock. She had been ailing for several 'years, but had been about her daily tasks as usual until the end. Born in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, on April 28, 1882, as the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ehde, Anna „,„.,,,. „„ , . - - r r> i • r.. J \ empty cartons and waste paper will bo Louise Caroline Ehde came to the »««>«. pupii, win UL Jeannine Harris Second In County Spell Contest Another paper pickup will be held in Postville next Saturday afternoon when old newspapers, magazines United States when two years old. The family settled first in Postville and later on the old homestead northeast of town. She attended the Postville public schools and was confirmed in St. Paul's Lutheran church. She was married to Charles Luebka on December 15, 1899 In Postville by the Rev. Bockelmann and the couple moved to their own farm northeast of own which continued to be their home until March, 1934. Since then they have lived in Postville. Four daughters were born to this union, all of whom with the father survive. They are Amanda, Mrs. Alvin Gruel; Ruby, Mrs. Albert Grotegut; Gertrude, Mrs. Lester Jahnke, and Adeline, Mrs. Edwin Grotegut, all of Postville. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Johanna Guen ther Ehde, aged 94 years; two brothers John Ehde of Waukon and Carl Ehde of Postville; four sisters, Mrs. Wm. H, Meyer of Postville, Mrs. Charles Stock )scar Jonsberg Engaged For Elkader Air Field We leorn from the Elkader Register Jiat Oscar Jonsberg of Postville has teen secured by the Elkader Flying lervice as manager and flight in- tructor at the Elknder airport. Mr, onsborg plans to begin full time oper tion there April 1 and on Monday he lew a now trainer plane from Middle- own, Ohio, to the Elkader field. Mr onsberg was formerly employed by >o Hunter Flying Service in Cedar Rapids ajid during the wnr he was on Instructor for the army in .that pity, jnter he was with the airfield In Do- loruh, gathered. As in previous drives, residents are asked to bundle the paper and place it along the curbing in front of their home from where it will be picked up shortly after the noon hour. Farm residents should bring their bundles of paper and place them along the east side of main street, between the Farmers Store cornel- and the Casten filling station. / An urgent need for paper still exists, so every bit of your accumulation should be given in this drive. [ Repeating her last year's per forrhance, Miss Jeannine Harris, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Harris of Post township, and a student in West Grove school, again placed second in the Allamakee county spelling contest held at Waukon last Saturday. Shirley Olson, 14, student in Center 1 township, won first place. Miss Harris had won the oral contest, but went down on the word "cyst," and Miss Olson went on to win by spelling "ingenuity" correctly. The Postville contestant, Lorna Luhman, placed second ii) the oral contest, but went down in the written contest toward the end of the list. x [Myra Daubenberger, Beloved Local Nurse, Passes On Saturday /_Miss Myra Daubenberger, 59, a longtime resident of Postville where she served as nurse in Postville hospital when that institution was directed by its founder, the late Dr. A. A. Schmidt, passed away Saturday at the county home near Waukon where she ..had been for care the past several years, i Funeral services were held at the Schutte Funeral in this city Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Eldon Seamans, pastor of the Community Presbyterian church, and interment was in Wagner cemetery. Almyra May Daubenberger was born Sap Of Maples is Flowing in Wagner township, Clayton county, Tiu on Al '6ust 14, 1886, the daughter of At Green S Sugar liUSIl George" »id May Daubenberger, she being the eldest of eight children. The Set Pre-Contest Concert Date for Next Wednesday Next Wednesday afternoon, April 3, at 1:45, the music groups that are preparing for the contest at Elkader will appear in a program in the new gymnasium. Groups included will be the band, girls' glee club, small groups" and ap It's maple sugar time out at the Green sugar bush northwest of Postville. Ed W. Green was in town Monday forenoon and informed us that while the trees were tapped about two weeks ago, the weather has been most unfavorable for a good flow of sap. "It requires freezing nights and moderately warm days for best flow of sap," Mr. Green informed the Herald reporter, and stated that there has been but one good day's flow since the trees were tapped. ' POST TOWNSHIP SEEKS BIDS FOR 1946 CEMETERY WORK .—,-. — proximately six of the soloists. Any- and Mrs. Henry Miene of Waukon. and Qne whQ ^ interested m heaH these Mr* William Hager of Milwaukee, numberSi is invited to attend this pro . Mrs. William Hager Wis., in addition to many other relatives and friends She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church and of the Ladies' Aid Society of that congregation , Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock in St. Paul's Lutheran church, with the Rev. F. R gram Wednesday afternoon. Sell It through a Herald Want Adl The Post Township Trustees will receive bids up to next Monday, April 1, for the year's work at the Smith and Minert cemeteries, for both or separately. Please leave them with Willard Schutte, township clerk, as early as possible. Work to Start Soon ^^r ^^^'^lOji' Frankville Road NEAR-SUMMER WEATHER WAS ON TAP PAST WEEK The G. H. Lowe Construction Company of Marlon began moving their equipment here last week and will start grading work on the Frankville road, from highway 51 to the Win- This community experienced mild temperatures during the past week, with Monday's reading of 69 degrees neshlek county line being the high and last Wednesday This road is in the Allamakee coun. morning's 32 the low reading. Here ty farm-to-market road program and are Albert Bertelson's official figures: contracts for improving it were let ,.r A A, u on H ir h LoW by the board OT supervisors last win- Wednesday, March 20 61 Thursday, March 21 65 Friday, March 22 60 Saturday, March 23 46 Sunday, March 24 59 Monday, March 25 69 Tuesday, March 26 64 While some farnjers have 32 42 40 341 34 41 45 started spring plowing, many find tho ground too wet for this operation. Preparatory work in fields is being done, how ever, and it the present brand of ter. Roverud Bros., of Spring Grove, Minn., have the contract for graveling the highway after it has been brought to new grade by the Lowe Company, and A. R. Coffeen ot Decorah has the contract for the culvert construction work. Embargo olt 172 and 150. Paul Schneider, local highway engineer, ordered an embargo placed on loads' over 4,000 lbs. (including weight of vehicle) starting Monday on high* early years of her life were spent on the home farm and in 1912 she with her parents removed to Postville where she began nursing in Postville hos pital. In her work at the hospital she endeared herself to all who came in contact with her. Ill health finally forced her to give up her work. She is survived by five sisters and two brothers: Mrs. G. A. Nicolay of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. C. F. Stulz- man of Lansing, Iowa; Mrs. Harry N. Hanks of Muskogee, Okla.; Mrs. V. D. Coyle of Mason City; Mrs. C. T. Grattidge of Laurelville, Ohio; William G. Daubenberger of Detroit, Mich., and Leslie E. Daubenberger of Los Angeles, Calif. Also surviving are ten nieces and four nephews. Her parents passed away in 1932. Community Church Installs Its New Pastor Sunday Easter Seals Sale To Aid Children In an impressive induction service Sunday night, the Community Presbyterian church installed its new pastor, the Rev. Eldon L. Seamans, who recently came here from Montrose. Dr. L. W. Hauter of Qelwein gave the sermon, his theme being "The Minister in a Perplexing Day," while the Rev. G. W. Ukena of West Union, gave the charge to the new pastor. The Iowa drive for Easter Seals, the sale of which is the chief source of funds by which the Iowa Society for Crippled Children and the Disabled Rev. C. H. Willemssen of Lansing gave continues its humanitarian work, start- the charge to the congregation, ed Thursday, March 21, and will end The service included a duet, "The Easter Sunday, April 21. Heavens Are Falling," by the .Misses The county chairman said the work Merna Aitchison and Jean Douglass, a done by the Iowa society does not vocal solo, "Green Pastures," by Mrs. overlap that done by any state depart- John Falb, several hymns by the con- ment or other agency. gregation, and benediction by Riey'. The fund helps provide material aid Seamans. \, and counseling to the physically hand! capped, supplies instruction and handi- I LIGHT VOTE CAST MONDAY craft material to occupy lonely shut | IN CAST ALIA TOWN ELECTION in hours, helps support the annual summer camp crippled kids get one of I ! Onjy 18 voters exercised their right their few chances to enjoy outdoor of""franchise in the town election at weather continues, seeding will soon way 172, Clermont to Elgin, and high- be In full swing on most farms. way 180, Calmer to West Union. life, and helps underwrite the loan library, toy service and counseling offered by the Spastic Club of Iowa. On the Allamakee county committee are Supt. R. L. Evans and Mrs. Ray R. Douglass of Postville. \ Castalia Monday, Fred W. Dahms was elected mayor; councilmen chosen were W. H. Haefner, W. J. • Timmer man, H. S. MacMUlan, M. E. Stee, and C. D. Downing; treasurer^ E, Floody, and assessor, B. W. Conner, J man with perhaps the widest service at sea of the many going from here in the war. He is here on terminal leave in the home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Hill, and expects to get his discharge vfrom service on expiration of his leave. 1 Ensign Hill enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard 43 mouths ago and after his preliminary training was sent to the Mediterranean theater of operation aboard an LCI (landing craft, infantry). Based first in Africa, he participated in the invasions of Sicily and Italy, and was then sent to England preparatory to taking part in the Normandy invasion. Before this occurred, Louis was ordered back to tho United States to undergo officers' training. After getting his commission as an Ensign, he was assigned to the new LST (landing ship, tanks) No. 763, on which he went to the Pacific area where he was in on the invasion operations of Iwo Jima. Okinawa, the Philippines and finally to Japan. But the war ended before the latter invasion was carried out. After the war he saw service in Japanese and Philippine waters before returning to the states via Saipan, Pearl Harbor, San Francisco. Calif., the Panama Canal and finally to New Orleans, La. Most recently, for one and a half months to be exact, he was stationed at Lake Charles, La. Louis wears the European-African ribbon with two stars for Sicily and Salerno invasions, the American Theater ribbon, the Pacific-Asiatic ribbon with twOfStars for the Iwo Jima and Okinawa invasions, the Philippine Liberation ribbon and the Victory ribbon. During the war The Herald was privileged to publish a number of interesting letters from Ensign Hill which told of many of his thrilling experiences, but a few minutes' chat with him Monday led us to believe he left much untold. Craig Marston Discharged. Craig Marston arrived here last week from Minneapolis, Minn., where he was discharged from the navy. He served on the U. S. S. Rail for 33 months, in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. ' Craig was in on most of the Pacific battles just before the war ended and after his return to the states saw service in the Atlantic. Dr. Kelleher Discharged. Mrs. Carrie Kelleher is in receipt of word that her son, Captain George Kelleher, was discharged last Thursday from the army medical corps at Greensboro, N. C, where he had been stationed most recently. Dr. Kelleher has been in the service four years. He expects to go to Milwaukee, Wis., for a refresher course in medicine before resuming his practise. Dean Meyer Out of Navy. [ Petty Officer Dean Meyer arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Meyer, last evening from Great Lakes, 111., where he .was given his discharge from the Navy.'; He was in the service 33 months" in this country and in various islands of the Pacific area. Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Huebner have been advised that their son, Radioman Third Class Eugene P. Huebner, has just been given his new rating. He is serving on the U. S. S. Estes in Japanese waters and his ship has been entertaining much ot the "brass" of the U. S. navy in recent weeks. E. T. Mork of Luana was a Herald caller yesterday and informed us that his son, Eugene, who was inducted into the navy two weeks ago, is now stationed on the west coast. His address is Eugene Mork, A/S, Co. 46-114, U. S. N. T. C, San Diego 33, Calif.

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