Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 3, 1946 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 3, 1946
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. y POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3,1946. Number 22. Postville Schools To Send Musicians To 2-Day Contest Vocal and Instrumental Soloists, Groups, Band To Compete at Elkader Name Carlton Schroeder To Post in Local Bank Postville will bo represented by 16 entries and five instrumental entries at the preliminary state music contest at Elkader Friday and Saturday. Due to the number of contestants competing there, three auditoriums will be in use simultaneously. The following contestants will appear at the school auditorium Friday: 8;00 a. m.—Pinno solo: Jean Doug- Inss. "Wedding Day at Troldhaugcn"; Chrystol Olson. "Anitni's Dance," and Margret Buddenberg, "Prelude in C-sharp Minor." 10:45 a. m.—Madrigal group, composed of Gretchen Zieman, Ramona Meyer. Virginia Pcckham, Barbara Abcrncthy, Jean Douglass, Gene Groth, Bill Palmer. Art Schultz and Charles Hoth. will sing "Sing We and Chant It." 11:10 a. m.—Contralto solo: Barbara Abernethy, "My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice." 1:30 p. m.—Baritone solo: Dwight Marston, "The Trumpeter." 2:10 p.m.—Bass solo: Arthur Schultz. "On the Road to Mandalay." 3:00 p. m.—Girls' glee club, singing The Snow" and "Jehovah. 1 Would Sini; Thy Praise." Those who will compete at the lower auditorium of Peace Evangelical and Reformed church are: 8:00 a. m.—Boys' quartet, composed of Dwight Marston. Gene Groth, Art Schultz and Charles Hoth. singing Swanee" and "Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep." 8:55 a. m.—Girls' sextet, consisting of Gretchen Zieman. Ramona Meyer. Virginia Peckham, Barbara Abernethy, Jean Douglass and Vivian Appel, sing- ins "Nocturne" and "My Johann." 10:25 a. m. — Mezzo soprano solo: Gretchen Zieman, "Connais"; Vivian Appel, "Where E'er You Walk," and Virginia Peckham, "Ave Maria." The soprano soloists will perform in the school gymnasium at 8:00 a. m. Postville's three entries are: Ramona Meyer. "The Swallow": Rosella Op- sand. "Serenade." and Vivian Osmundson, "On Wings of Song." These students have all been preparing for the contest under the direction of Miss Constance Smcby. Miss Smcby will accompany all groups except the girls' glee club which she conducts. Jean Douglass will accompany that group. Saturday Program. The first instrumental entry from Postville to appear Saturday will be Art Meyer, playing a tuba solo "Hermes," in the school auditorium. At 10:45 a. m., Dorothy Kerr will play "Hermes" as a bassoon solo in the lower auditorium of Peace Evangelical and Reformed church. The other instrumental entries from Postville, who will appear Saturday in the school gymnasium, are: 3:05 p. m.—Snare drum solo: Rose Marie Meyer, "The Flam Accent Fan tasy." 3:25 p. m .—Drum ensemble, composed of Chnrles Hoth, Rose Marie Meyer, Jean Douglass and Eileen Win <er, playing "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers." 3:00 p. m.—The 50-piecc concert band will perform the overture "Eroica' and "His Honor March." Mr. Kenneth Hennessey has directed the instrumental contestants in their Preparation for the contest. The soloists will be accompanied by Jean Douglass. The public is welcome to attend any i or all sessions of the contest. Standard admission prices will be charged. Uniforms Needed. An urgent plea is extended to any former members of the Postville school hand who still have uniforms in their Possession to turn them in at the school office Immediately. Mr. Kenneth Hennessey, band di rector, finds an Inadequate supply of uniforms with which to outfit all mem j b «rs of the concert band for their ap Pearance at the contest Saturday. ! Carlton Schroeder, who is now home on terminal leave from the Navy, has been named assistant cashier of the Citizens State Bank and, will assume his new duties on May \7l Mr. Schroeder is a graduate of Postville high school and of the school of commerce at the State University of Iowa. He owned and operated a men's clothing store in Postville for a number of years and was the manager of a Grant store in Waterloo before entering the service during the war. y y Emil Schultz Purchases Fred A. Baltz Restaurant Emil C. Schultz. who for a number oPyears has been in the employ of the Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative, on Monday purchased the Fred A. Baltz tavern and resti.iu.rant and took possession the same day.! Mr. Baltz. who has not been in the best of health, retires after conducting the business since coming here from Castalia a number of years ago. Both Mr. Baltz and Mr. Schultz have announcements concerning the transfer in this Herald. Set Restriction on Loads Of Four Tons or More Last week we referred to the em bargo'of traffic on state highways 150, Calmar to West Union, and 172. Elgin to Clermont, and stated that the ban was placed on loads of 4,000 pounds and over. This should have read "four tons or over," Paul Schneider, highway maintenance engineer, informs us. An embargo on loads of four tons and over was also placed on highway 13. from its intersection with No. 51 near Waukon to Marquette, Monday. Contour Demonstrations On Grand Meadow Farms Four contour demonstrations will be held In Grand Meadow township of Clayton county during the three days of April 10, 11 and 12. Farmers interested in contouring will be trained to run contour lines with the use of a small hand level. All farmers, who are interested in contouring assistance, are urged to attend these demonstrations. The demonstrations are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, April 10, 9:30 a. m., Sidney Larson farm; Thursday, April 11, 9:30 a. m„ Ernest Holt farm and Emil Block farm; Friday, Ap^l 12. 9:30 a. m. Fritz Miene farm. \ Robert Burling To Speak on Iran At Club Meeting "Ducks Unlimited" Film Is Added Attraction at Next Commecial Club Robert Burling, who recently returned from three years' service with Small Damage In Fire Here Tuesday Morning Evans Will Participate In Cornell College Panel 37 Boys Try Out For Baseball Nine; Other School News V. F. W. POST AT WAUKON ELECTS ITS" NEW OFFICERS The Lawrence D. Anderson Post No. 4117, Veterans of Foreign Wars, [ elected new officers at Irs regular i meeting last Thursday evening at the [old courthouse building In Waukon. There were 19 new members Initiated Into the organization at this meeting The now officers are; Tom Blgelow commander; Mike Campbell, senior vice commander; Fraricls Plein, junior v| ce commander; Donald Martlndale, quartermaster; Alfred Smedsrud. post advocate; Rudy BJorndahl, chaplain; Clem Keenan, surgeon; George Mc Shane, 3-year trustee; Herman Peter son, 2-year trustee. These officers-will oo installed at the April 25 meeting R. L. Evans, superintendent of Postville schools, will participate in a panel discussion at the fourteenth annual schoolmen's conference at Cornell college, Mt. Vernon, Saturday afternoon, April 13. The panel subject will be "Education's Responsibility and Opportunity for Laying America's Part of the Foundation of World Cooperation." Leading educators of Iowa and Illinois will take part in the discussions under the general direction of Dr. Samuel J. McLaughlin, education professor at Cornell. The general conference topic will be The Responsibility of Eduation in the Development of World Cooperation." Two Discharged by Navy; Other Servicemen's News Baseball is in full swing at Postville high school, with 37 boys trying for places on the team. The boys out for this sport are: Carl Faber, Rodney Anderson, Cloy Schultz, Leo Christofferson, Bob Douglass, Grant Schultz, Dick Hughes, Eugene Haltmeyer, Virgil Johanningmeier. Charles Peake. Bernald Martins, Bob Roffman, Ken Peake, Marvin Muchow. Ken Timmerman, Gilbert Livingood, Jim Malone, Howard Hills, Jerry Finnegnn, Jack Martins, Jack Vander- Weg Eugene Halverson,, Don Jensen, Charles Brown, Ait Schultz, Duane Cook, Roy Bachtell, Marvin Hammond, Eugene Severn, Vernon Gericke, Bill Palmer, Charles Hoth. Dwight Marston, Milton Turner, Bill Marling, Arlo Hilmer, Gene Brainard, and Keith Ol son is the manager. The Junior High made such a great showing in basketball and football that they are now eagerly putting forth their initativc in baseball, too. More power to the guys who will in a few years make up the teams of P. H. S. O. G. A. Winners. All of the shorthand students of P. H. S. are now members of the Order of Gregg Artists, according to the re port received from the examining committee Monday. The Greggitcs spent many hours between January 1 and March 15 pre paring specimen papers of their short hand notes to be entered in the 33rd annual O. G. A. contest in which 50,000 shorthand students compete for individual and club prizes. The standing of the club will not be known for another six weeks. First year students meriting mem bership certificates are: Vivian Appel Margrct Buddenberg, Marlus Engel hardt, Sara Mae Fuelling, Marian Hammond, Dorothy Looney, Gladys Mae Meyer, Kathleen Meyer, Ramona Meyer, Chrystol Olson, Delores OS' mundson, Virginia Peckham, Clarion Thompson and Betty Trudo. Second year students had earned their mem bership certificates last year. The bronze O. G. A. pin for tho bost paper in the club was awarded ' Margret Buddenberg, a first year student. Five students qualified for the Red Seal Superior Merit certificate which is awarded only to those contestants having tin exceptionally fine style of writing shorthand- Those meriting the award are: Margret Buddenberg, De lores Osmundson and Betty Trudo, first-year Btudents, and Bette Gunder son and Corrine Rypestol, second-year students. Award Shorthand Certificate. Darlene Szabo, an advanced shorthand student, was awarded a Complete Theory Certificate on the Maroh Gregg Writer test for having passed the examination as evidence of having completed the study of the principles of Gregg Shorthand. (Continued On Page Eight) The following babies were born at the Postville hospital last week: To Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schmjelle of Postville. March 28, a daughter, weighing six pounds. Name, Doris Elaine. To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Benjegerdes of Postville, March 27, a son, weight nine pounds, 11 ounces. Name, Donsi Id Fred. ' To Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Tehel of Monona, March 31, a son, weighing six pounds, 13 ounces. Name, Frank David. Mrs. Tehel Is the former Marilyn Heins of Postville. To Mr. and Mrs. Harold Triem of Clermont, March 31, a daughter, weight seven pounds, 13 ounces. Name, Fayne Marie. our Babies Are Born At Hospital Past Week American Legion Post To Meet Next Tuesday [ A communication from the 13th NaVSl District Headquarters in Seattle, Wash., says that Lt. (jg) Paul Charles Schroeder, son of Mrs. Bertha Schroeder of Postville, was discharged March 25 under the point system.^ Paul enlisted in the Navy whlle~"a senior at Luther College, Decorah. After his officers' training at Columbia University, he served aboard a patrol craft in the Atlantic before going to the Pacific war zone, where he continued to serve until the end of hostilities. After being home on leave last fall, Paul returned to the west coast and saw service in Alaskian waters. He arrived in Postville Sunday. Carlton Schroeder Home. Ensign Carlton Schroeder arrived home last _ Saturday from Florida and is now on terminal leave from the Navy in which he served for several years. He expects to be given his discharge when his leave expires. After completing his boot training, Carlton served aboard the battleship Missis sippi in the Pacific, participating in a number of invasions before returning to the states. He was then sent to officers training school and then returned to sea duty. His wife and daughter made their home here with Mrs. Schroeder's father, W. H. Burling, while Carlton was in service. \ Gene Mcdberry Reports. Gene Medberry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex'Medberry, left last Wednesday for Ft. Snelling, Minn, ( as an inductee frqtp Clayton county, i ^Ajnnang local men who were listed as~having been discharged from service at the Allamakee county selective service office in Waukon were Dean A Meyer, Harlan O. Hill-! and Robert Gruhn, all of Postville. A fire caused small damage to a storehouse of the Postville Farmers Telephone company Tuesday morning at 9 o'clockjj S^The flre'was started by burning pa per which was blown under the build ing from a trash fire.jn the alley be hind one of the stores. J The firemen ' quickly extinguished the blaze, which could have been dan gerous because of a good breeze. \ Y }\V. R. Nordin has sold his residence to Henry Larson of Ossian, former resident of Grand Meadow township, who will take possession June 1. Con ideration was $6,500. The house is now occupied by Miss Constance Smcby and her sister's family. J 4 Ed McNeil and Fred Groth each purcnased a building lot from Elmer Hoth and expect to build homes as soon as building materials are avail able. The lots are located between the residences of Mr. Hoth and L. W Casten on east Williams street Arthur F. Brandt Post, No. 518, American Legion, will hold its regular meeting at Memorial Hall next Tuesday evening at eight o'clock. All men who have not received their membership cards are urged to attend. Veterans who have not yet made application for membership are invited to be guests of the local Legion Post, especially those from Castalia, Luana and Frankville and vicinity. OLSON CHOSEN CHIEF OF FIRE DEPARTMENT Glenn Olson was reelected chief of the»Postville volunteer fire department at its April meeting Monday night. The other officers of the department are Burr Cook, assistant fire chief Norris Blegen, fire marshal; Elmer Heins, assistant fire marshal, and Hur old Christofferson, secretary-treasurer, New Mayor, Council Took Office Monday The new Mayor of Postville, M. C. | Deering, and the newly elected council members took over the town government for the next two years at a meeting in Memorial hall Monday afternoon. Mayor Deering formerly served several terms as county supervisor. The following appointments were made by the mayor: A. C. Webster, town clerk; Eldo Gericke, marshal; Otto Appel, street commissioner; H. A. Lange, superintendent of waterworks, and Dr. F. W. Klesau, health physician. New councilmen taking office Monday afternoon were Keith Gregg, Glenn Olson and James Overland. Reelected councilmen were F. C. Ruckdaschel and H. H. Schroeder. The following committee appointments were made at Monday's meeting, Finance—F. C. Ruckdaschel, H. H. Schroeder and Keith Gregg. Ordinance — H, H. Schroeder and James Overland. Health—H. H. Schroeder and Glenn Olson. Streets—F. C. Ruckdaschel, Glenn Olson and H. H. Schroeder. Light —Keith Gregg and James Overland. Sewer—F. C, Ruckdaschel* H. H. Schroeder and Glenn Olson. ' Fire—H. H. Schroeder and James Overland. Town Hall—Keith Gregg, F.C. Ruckdaschel and Glenn Olson. " Parks and Dump—F. C. Ruckdaschel, James Overland and Keith Gregg. Weed—F, C. Ruckdaschel, Urges Unemployed To Take Farm Jobs A direct appeal asking returned servicemen and unemployed war plant workers to register for farm work was made this week by Fred O'Riley, coun ty extension director. He states that he now has openings for Ave married men for year-around employment and nine requests for single men tor the crop season. In ad dltion he expects a number of farm ers to ask for men to work by the day as the cropping season progresses. Pointing out that farmers have been asked to maintain wartime production levels this year, he stressed that this will not be possible unless more help Is made available. ' Advancing age of many farm oper ators, over-exertion during the war years, machinery that Is a year older and still impossible to replace and the speeded up induction of farm youth: are cited as reasons for the current need for farm workers. Food needs of the entire world are more critical now than at any time. Also at stake is the amount of food that will be available for our own civilian population from the current year's harvest. Farm wages are very good for either married or single men, The cash wage plus the extras make farm jobs among the best paying now being offered in this area. The county extension office is located in the post office building, Workers may register between 8 and 6 p. m„ the regular office hours; PROPERTY CHANGES. Expect 150 Here For Bankers Meeting Thursday Evening One hundred fifty bankers from Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winne shiek counties will attend a 4-coun ty meeting here Thursday evening, April 4. A 6:30 dinner will be served at the Community Presbyterian church base ment. The dinner will be followed by program. The Postville high school girls' sex tet and the boys' quartet will sing several numbers. The members of the girls' group are Gretchen Zieman, Ra mona Meyer, Virginia Peckham, Bar bara Abernethy, Jean Douglass and Vivian Appel. The quartet is com posed of Dwight Marston, Gene Groth, Art Schultz and Charles Hoth. The meeting will be called to order by H. B. Tangeman of Guttenberg, chtlrman of Group 4, Iowa Bankers Association. Moritz Kerndt of Lansing president of the Allamakee County Bankers association, will give the ad dress of welcome. The response will be given by B. J. Baumgartner of El gin, president of the Fayette County Bankers association. The first of three talks will be "Loan Feature of the G. I. Bill," by Walter T. Robinson of Des Moines, Iowa Loan Guarantee officer of the Veterans Administration. Frank Warner of Des Moines, secretary of the Iowa Bankers association, will speak on "Training-On-The-Job Provisions Under the G. I. Bill." His talk will be followed by a speech given by E. L. Jenkins of Des Moines, supervisor in charge of the Iowa Bankers insurance program. Mr. Jenkins' subject will be "I. B, A. Insurance Program for Iowa Bank People." An open forum for the bankers present will be held following the speeches. the army in Teheran, Iran, will be the speaker at the April meeting of the Postville Commercial club Thursday night, April 11, in Masonic hall. Mr. Burling, a first sergeant at the 19th Station Hospital, will discuss the relationship between Iran and Russia as he observed it while in Iran. Of special interest to sportsmen will be the film, "Ducks Unlimited," which will be shown following Bob's talk. A dinner will be served to members and guests at 6:30 o'clock, followed by Mr. Burling's speech. 64 Handicapped Children Given Aid in Allamakee Monthly Checks Average $30 For. Allamakee Aged During March 328 Allamakee county old age assistance checks were issued which averaged $30.06, for a total disbursement in this county of $9,858.80. In the state as a whole 48,429 aged received assistance checks averaging $33.34, and the total expended for these amounted to $1,614,664,90 In March. Figures for nearby counties are as follows: Clayton, 353 aged drew $10,684.20 for an average of $30.27; Fayette, 597 persons drew $19,813.40, for an average of $33.19, and in Winneshiek 337 persons drew $10,496.30, or an aVei-age of $31.15. Has your heart been stirred by the plight of some boy or girl hobbling down the street on crutches? Have you ever thought how it would feel to lie hour after hour, day after day, in the same bed. staring at the same dull four walls? Have you ever noticed the heartbreak in some child's eyes when his fellows gibed at him because he was different . . . because he had some handicap that kept him from romping and playing as an equal with them? Have you ever wondered if anything is done to make life a little happier for these unfortunate kids, and adults, too? Well, here is the answer. Yes, something is being done. Not everything, of course, but an honest effort is being made to help them. The work that is done is varied and ranges all the way from furnishing transportation to and from school for some child to underwriting the cost of hospital and clinical care for others. Crutches are furnished as are hearing aids and glasses. Children are given physical examinations. Home study courses are arranged for children unable to attend school. Books are found for shut-ins as are craft courses so that they do handiwork at home. Tonsilectomies are paid for and dental care is provided. In this county, the Allamakee County Society for Crippled Children and the Disabled has carried on this work for the handicapped. The report for last year shows sixty-four handicapped children and adults were located with the cooperation of other groups. A good start has been made on supplying the aid they need. Craft material and home employment equipment, surgery, transportation to clinics, dental core, special books, arrangements for regular treatments and a person to give them, and various kinds of special information have been provided. This work is being handled for the Allamakee county organization by Miss Virginia Letchford of Waukon. Miss Letchford went to the state Society's headquarters in Des Moines for special instruction before beginning her work. The sale of Easter Seals now under way in this county is intended to provide funds to carry on this work. Your purchase of seals will be appreciated. CONTRACTOR'S WIFE PASSES. G. H, Lowe of Marion, who with his crew of workers began construction work on the Frankville road last Friday, received the sorry news Sunday of the passing on of his wife In a Rochester, Minn, hospital that day. ONE SHOW EACH NIGHT. Owing to the length of "They Were Expendable," two hours and thirty-five minutes, which plays at the Iris Theatre Thursday. Friday and Saturday, April 4, 5 and 6, Uiere will he but one show each night, starting at 8 o'clock. The Aim U TREMENDOUS.

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