Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 10, 1946 · Page 1
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1964. Number 23. Ten Soloists and Four Groups First In Music Contest Will Go to Independence On April 26th and 27th; Five Get Second Place Poslville high school won 14 division I ratings and live division II ratings in the preliminary state music contest at Elkailer Friday and Saturday. Only two of the 21 entries failed to place. Soloists and groups rated division I will take part in the state music contest nt Independence Friday and Saturday. April 26 and 27. Three student conductors will also be entered In the state contest. They are Margret Bud- dcnbvrf!. Jean Douglass and Arthur Meyer. Seven soloists and four groups won first in the vocal department. One vocal soloist won second. In the instrumental department, three soloists won firsts. Two soloists and two groups placed second. Division I Ratings. Division I ratings were received by the following: Barbara Aberncthy, contralto: Rnsella Opsand. soprano; Vivian Appel, Gretchcn Zieman and Virginia Pcckham, mezzo sopranos; Dwiglit Marston. baritone; Arthur Schultz. bass; Rose Marie Meyer, snare drum; Dorothy Kerr, bassoon; Arthur Meyer, tuba. Hoys' quartet, composed of Dwight Marst.m. Gene Groth, Arthur Schultz and Charles Holh; girls' sextet, com posed of Gretchcn Zieman, Ramona Meyer. Virginia Peckham, Barbara Aberncthy, Jean Douglass and Vivian Appel; girls' glee club. Madrigal group, composed of Gret­ chcn Zieman. Ramona Meyer, Virginia Pcckham, Barbara Aberncthy, Jean Douglass, Gene Groth, Bill Palmer. Arthur Schultz and Charles Hoth. Division II Ratines. The following entries won division II ratings: Jean Douglass and Margret Buddcnbcrg. piano; Ramona Meyer, soprano; drum ensemble, composed of Charles Hoth. Rose Marie Meyer, Jean Douglass and Eileen Winter; the concert band. The divisions were larger than ever before for such a contest, with the piano solo and soprano solo divisions the largest, having 32 and 29 entries, respectively. Congratulations. Miss Constance Smeby,. director of the vocal entries, and Kenneth Hennessey, director of the instrumental contestants, and the students who participated in the contest, are to be congratulated on their fine showing. Open House Here Sunday At Prefabricated Home The Four-County Hatchery will be host at an open house Sunday from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., showing visitors the new prefabricated garden home on the Paul Waters dairy farm. Those who attend the open house will see how a prefabricated house can be made into a livable home. The house, which is 18 by 3G feet, comes complete and can be occupied as soon as It is set up. Partitions can be cut to suit the individual's taste, thus allowing a purchaser to make his own floor plan. The prefabricated home to be shown Sunday has been set on cement blocks and the owner has installed a kitchen and bathroom and will install a furnace later. Stork Has Busy Week At Postville Hospital The following babies were born at the Postville hospital during the past week: To Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kittleson of Clermont, April 4, a son, weighing seven pounds, nine ounces. To Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lehman of Elgin, April 5. a daughter, weight seven pounds, seven ounces. To Mr. and Mrs. Richard Olson of Clermont, April 7, a son, weight nine pounds. 11 ounces. To Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brainard of Castalia, April 8. a son, weighing six pounds. 13 ounces. To Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Thornton of Poslville, April 9. a daughter, weight six pounds, one ounce. To "Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Mosby of Elgin. April 10, a daughter, weighing 5 'i pounds, Attend Dealer Meeting For New D-X Products Fred J. Miller of the Home Oil Company, George Huebner and John Renz- nian, accompanied by Francis Evert of Frankville and Selmer Sevatson of Ossian were at Waterloo Friday evening to attend a meeting of dealers of the Mid -Continent Petroleum Corporation at which the new product, D-X motor oil was introduced. The first of a series of advertisements of this new iroduct appears in today's Herald. The local men attended a banquet 'I the Tavern 1 on the Green where epresentatlves of the corporation who wn the largest single refinery of lubricants in the world explained the icw product. \ / . X •ight Veterans Joined American Legion Post I Eight World War II veterans joined tte Arthur F. Brandt Post, No. 518, merican Legion, last night at Us cgular meeting Jn Memorial hall.) -The new members are Craig Marson, Bernard C. Smith, John E. Thull, 'enry Paulsen, Art Nesteby and Richrd Meyer, nil of Postville; Everett J chultz of Qastalla. and Charles Doer of Luanja^ The Post "how has 114 members. ocal Men to be Guests Of Waukon Kiwanis Club Fifteen to 20 members of the Post»le Commercial club will be guests f the Waukon Kiwanis* club at their eating Monday evening, April 15, illard Schutte announced today. Diner will be served at 0:30 p. m., fol owed by a talk on the atomic bomb. Robert Swenson Passes At His Chicago Home Mr. and Mrs. Scwaitd L. Swenson and'Mrs. Julius Krousic and son, Alan were called to Chicago last Thursday by the serious illness of Robert W Swenson. 54, brother of Mr. Swenson ind Mrs. Krousie. Mr. and Mrs. Leon ard Pearson took them to Prairie du Chicn, Wis., from where they went by train. Mr. Swenson passed away Sunday nd funeral services were held in Chicago Tuesday afternoon. He is survived by his wife and son, Robert, Jr. VAUKON TO COME FRIDAY FOR CONFERENCE GAME Waukon high school's baseball team Hi come Friday afternoon for a con- erence game with the Pirates, The gumo Is to be called at 2;30 and ill be played at. Smith Athletic FioW. Pirates Lose Opener To West Union Nine; Other School News The Postville high school baseball team lost its opening game to West Union here yesterday afternoon. 6 to 4 The Postville lineup was as follows Cloy Schultz, pitcher; Bill Palmer, catcher; Gilbert Livingood , first bast Eugene Severn, second base; Jim Ma tone, third base; Dwight Marston shortstop; Vernon Gericke, left field Art Schultz, center field; Leo Christofferson, right field. West Union's battery was composed of Weston and Ott. Baseball Season In Full Swing-. With the crack of the ball hitting the bat, the baseball season is really in full swing. After the opening game yesterday with West Union, there remain five scheduled games before the sec tional tournament which begins May 3 and continues on the 5th and 0th Other games are: Waukon, here, April 12. Monona, there, April 16. West Union, there, April 18. Waukon, there, April 23. Monona, here, April 30. All games will begin at 2:30 o'clock except the West Union game which is scheduled for 2.00. F. T. A. Practice Teaching. The seniors who are taking normal training arc out this week, putting In to practice some of the things they have learned in their studies, Mary Brown is practice teaching at Bloomfleld No. 7, Doris Walby at South Grove, Betty Folsom at Evergreen, Ar dis Green at Bloomfleld No. 3, and Gwenn Schultz at Bloomfleld No, 4. On Monday, April 15, the entire F. T. A. will go as a group to the high school F. T, A. regional meeting which will be held at Docorah. The chief speakers will be J. P. Street, Dept. of Public Instruction; Emily Frank, Dept of Education at Luther College; Wayland W. Osburn, Executive Secretary, State Board of Educational Examiners, and Kenneth Johnson, Director of Placement Service, I. S. E. A, College Band to Present Concert. Next Wednesday, April 17. students from Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls will be in Postville to present a concert to be held in the gymnasium at 2 p. m. The public Is Invited to hear their 60-plece Band. Bulletins with the admission prices and arranged programs have not been received as yet, but are expected soon, (Continued on page eight) Schutte and Cook Out; Roy Olesen is in States Sportsmen To See "Ducks Unlimited" At Commercial Club Sportsmen from Postville and vicinity will be interested in the techni­ color film, "Ducks Unlimited, Inc.," which will be shown at the April meeting of the Postville Commercial club tomorrow night in Masonic hall. The Mm was secured from Wilson L. Abel, chairman of the Iowa committee of Ducks Unlimited, Inc., through the efforts of Louis L. Hill. The picture was taken in Canada and portrays the care of small ducks and the migration of the ducks later. Some of the shots were painstakingly made to show close-up views of ducks in full color. Any true sportsman will be thrilled by seeing this 'beautiful technicolor wildlife picture. Robert Burling, who served three years with the army in Teheran, Iran, will be the speaker of the evening. He will discuss the relationship between Iran and Russia as he personally observed it in Iran. A dinner will be served at'6:30 p. m., which will be followed by the evening's program, business meeting of the club and a smoker. Gregg Takes Sons Into Lumber Firm As Full Partners John L. Gregg announced this week that the firm name, J. L. Gregg Lumber Company, has been changed to J. L. Gregg & Sons Lumber Company, he having taken his two sons, Keith and James, into partnership in the operation of the business!^ Both sons have been with the firm since completion of their education in the local schools and business colleges. The change places ownership of this pioneer Postville concern into the third generation of the Gregg family. John L's. father, James Gregg, acquired the lumberyard in 1893 and operated it until his death in 1915. On January 1, 1916, the business was transferred to the founder's two sons, John L. and Guy P. Gregg, who continued its operation until the latter's death in 1919. Since then, and until the present time, John L. Gregg has conducted the business. \ / ^Louis Schutte received word this morning that his son, Paul, was discharged from the navy at Bremerton, Wash., this weekrj Paul has gone to Los Angeles,"Calif., where his mother is presently visiting, and with her will return here soon. Paul served on the Stockham, a destroyer, which was the first American battle wagon to enter Tokyo Bay. He held the rating of Store Keeper First Class. ,. Roy Olesen In States. (jW^jV^ Knceland received a telegram this morning from Ensign Roy Olesen, stating that Roy had arrived in the States from the Pacific area. Upon his discharge from the navy, he expects to visit relatives before returning to Postville to resume his position as assistant cashier in the Postville State Bank.. LaVerne Cook Is Home, L _Sergeant LaVerne Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perlie Cook of route 2, Post- ille, arrived home Saturday from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he was given his., honorable discharge from the army. J. He was in service 27 months, the last 19 months in the Pacific area. He served with an en gineers outfit on New Guinea, at Luzon in the Philippines, and finally at Nagoya, Japan. LaVerne wears the good conduct, victory, Asiatic-Pacific and Philippine liberation ribbons, a unit citation medal and was awarded two battle stars. Bob Pearson Promoted. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Pearson have been advised that their son, Robert, has been promoted to Seaman First Class. His address now is Robert L. Pearson, S 1/C, U. S. C. Sec. 21, Navy 3245, c/o Fleet Post OfTice, San Fran Cisco, Calif. More Homes s Only Answer, Robinson Says Discuss Housing Problem, Loans for Iowa Vets, At Bankers' Meeting Contour Demonstrations Planned in Grand Meadow Steele Succeeds Webster As Postville Town Clerk County Attorney Issues Punch Boards Warning A warning concerning the use and possession of punch boards and slot machines was issued this week by H. Haehlen, county attorney. The official notice will be found elsewhere in this paper. It is unlawful for any person to own, and permit persons to play, any punch board, slot machine or any other game for money. Peace officers will be ordered to pick up any such gambling device and the persons permitting their use will be subject to arrest and fine. Violators may be fined up to $300 and sentenced to one year in jail. Postville Mayor Issues Edict on .Cleanup, Dogs <LThe Postville town council met for its first regular meeting Friday evening and elected Joseph B. Steele, local attorney, as town clerk to succeed A. C. Webster, who had,held that post for the past eight years.\ , It was discovered that according to the Postville town ordinances the clerk shall be elected by the Councilmen, not by the mayor as had been done at the organization meeting held a week ago Monday. Since Mr. Steele was out of town and could not qualify immediate ly, Councilman Harold Schroeder served as clerk pro-tem at Friday night's meeting. In addition to his eight years as town clerk, Mr. Webster had served on the town council for 16 years, in all but two years since he was first elected in March, 1920. ^ To assist farmers in laying out con tour lines on farms the following demonstrations are scheduled to be held next week in Grand Meadow township: Monday at Roy Moon's farm at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday at Arno Mueller's farm at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday at Harvey Marting's farm at 9:30 a. m. Thursday at Arthur Helgerson's farm at 9:30 a. m. nterstate To Build A Generating Plant Near Lansing Soon Firemen Called Saturday To Eldo Sander Farm M. C. Deerin6, mayor of Postville, issued two proclamations this week. In one, he appeals to all residents to join in a general Spring Clean-Up campaign to help clean and beautify the town. In the second proclamation, the mayor warns dog, owners that they must license their dogs and must not let them molest persons or property. The two proclamations may be found elsewhere in this issue of the Herald., Livestock Shipments Were Heavy in 1945 | Agent C. C. Searls of the Milwaukee railroad station in Postville has released figures on livestock shipping points along the Milwaukee road which show that Postville Is again in the forefront with,a total of 1,125 carloads dispajched out of the local yards during 194TJ UnusTfaT conditions prevailed last year In the livestock shipping business, Mr, Searls stated, With eastern markets refusing to accept shipments during strike periods, the run at western points not ordinarily in the top bracket received a greater influx of 'livestock, As a result, the following figures Indicate where heaviest shipments wont last year; Sioux City 6,210 cars; South Omaha 3,910 cars; South St. Paul 3,278; Sioux Falls 2,809; Union Stockyards 1,630; Miles City, Mont, 1,359; Kansas City, Mo., 1,293; Milwaukee Stockyards 1,265; Postville 1,128 cars. y. In 1944.Postville was in fourth place with 1,100 carloads, exceeded only by Sioux City, South St, Paul and Sioux Falls in tha,t ; order. •' , f " .MPostville's fire department answered a call Saturday afternoon to the Eldo Sander farm east of Postville where a grass and brush fire threatened to spread into the evergreen grove and nearby buildings. However, Mr. San der succeeded in checking the blaze with a fire extinguisher until the firemen and neighbors arj^yed who soon had the fire extinguished?) A stiff wind made things uncomfortable for the Sander family at the height. of' the spreading fire. Norma Jean Hanks Funeral Held Monday — LjFuneral services were held here Monday afternoon in the Schutte Fun eral Home for Norma Jean Hanks, 19, daughter of.Mr. and Mrs. Harry N, Hanks, former Postville residents now living at Muskogee, Oklahoma. Miss Hanks had beeh ill for only a brief period and passed away at the MuslyfcJ gee general hospital last Thursday, The Rev. Eldon L. Seamans.-.pastorof" the Community church, had charge of the services and interment was in Postville cemetery. Norma Jean was born in Postville on May 19, 1926, and attended the local schools until the family removed from this community.. She graduated from the Ft, Smith, "Ark,, high school in 1944, when the family lived in that city, and she was also a member of the Presbyterian church of Ft, Smith . Besides her parents, she is survived by her fiance, Kenneth A, Johnson of Knoxyllle, Iowa, who was with her at the time of her passing but was unable to attend the services here, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Hanks of Postville, ^Preliminary plans for early construction of a large electric generating plant near Lansing were announced this week by R. H. Raschke, District Manager for Interstate Power Co. The Company is now making pre Uminary surveys for the location of the new plant, which will be 15,000 KW or 20,000 HP. The plant will be located on the Mississippi River, as large quan tities of water are required for cooling the turbine condensors. The new pro ject will cost in excess of $2,000,000. The location of the new plant has been tentatively decided upon an ticipating increasing system require ments for electric service, especially in the towns in northeastern Iowa southeastern Minnesota, and south western Wisconsin. Preparation of the site and grading operations will be started as soon as property is acquired and preliminary surveys can be completed. Completion date for the new plant has not been set because of the difficulties in forecasting delivery of materials and equipment. Plan Modern Structure. The nationally known consulting en gineering firm of Sargent & Lundy are assisting Interstate engineers with the plant design. The plant will embody all of the most modern features for economical and efficient generation of electric power. New Transmission Lines. New 69,000 volt transmission lines will connect the new power plant to hthe Company's general transmission system at Lansing, Waukon, and Do corah, Iowa, and at Harmony, Minnesota, which at present is inter-connected to five large steam plants and ten hydro plants. Another new 33,000 volt transmission line Is to be built from Waukon to Monona, this line to be completed the latter part of 1946. Mr. Raschke explained that plans for Increasing electric power facilities in this area must precede the actual need for more power, for it takes many months to build a power plant. "The company is proud of its record of adequately serving the public with electric service," Mr. Raschke said, The facilities should be ready by the time they are needed so that the increased use of electricity on farms and in towns in the area served by the company will be adequately taken care of by the new power plant and transmission lines. "The only answer to the housing problem is more homes," Walter T. Robinson of Des Moines, Iowa loan guarantee officer of the Veterans Administration, told the bankers who attended the four-county meeting here last Thursday evening at the Community Presbyterian church. There were 160 bankers and guests present t the dinner and meeting, according to registration figures. The meeting was held to inform bankers from Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties on various banking problems. Bankers from Bremer, Linn and Dubuque counties were guests of the four-county group. Mr. Robinson made a detailed and highly interesting talk on the "Loan Feature of the G. I. Bill." 16,000,000 Eligible. "There are 16,000.000 veterans in the United States who are eligible for oans under the terms of the G. I. Bill," the loan guarantee officer said. "Up to March 28, loans to veterans in Iowa totaled S15,000,000, with 84 percent of the amount being loaned on homes," he added. Not many business loans are being made, according to the speaker. "In California there were 75,000 applications made for business loans. Seven hundred got loans—the rest got idvice," he said. Inflation. The bankers were asked by Mr. Robinson for estimates on the inflation in prices on real estate. Bankers from four counties responded, with the following answers: Clayton, 50 percent or better: Fayette, 50 to 100 percent; Dubuque, 45 to 50 percent, and Winneshiek, 50 percent. The evening's program was opened with musical selections by high school • students. The boys' quartet, composed of Dwight Marston, Gene Groth, Art Schultz and Charles Hoth, sang the two numbers, "Swanee" and "Oh, Mary, Don't you Weep," which they sang in the preliminary state i.iusic contest at Elkader Friday. Girls' Sextet Sings. The girls' sextet, composed of Gretchen Zieman, Ramoha Meyer, Virginia Peckham, Barbara Abernethy, Jean Douglass and Vivian Appel, also sang their contest numbers, "Nocturne" and 'My Johann." Charles Hoth and the girls' sextet sang a popular song, Dream." The musical selections were well received. Frank Warner of Des Moines, secretary of the Iowa Bankers' association, spoke on "Training-On-The-Job Provisions Under the G. I. Bill." E. L. Jenkins of Des Moines, supervisor in charge of the Iowa Bankers' insurance program, spoke on the "I. B. A. Insurance Program for Iowa Bank People." An open forum was held following the speeches and the bankers' questions were answered by the speakers. Local Lady Visits Son Twice Wounded in Action Mr. and Mrs. Alden Cornish visited Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Cooley at LaCrosse, Wis., Sunday. Mr. Cooley is Mrs. Cornish's son and it was the first time she had seen him since he received his army discharge last month from the Percy Jones hospital in Battle Creek, Mich. Mr. Cooley was wounded twice while serving with'the 12th Armored Battalion, known as the "Hellcat Division," in Germany. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant and was awarded the Purple Heart medal with an oak leaf cluster, the European theater ribbon with three battle stars, the American theater ribbon, the Vic- and the Good Conduct medals. Mr. Cooley was first wounded April 22, 1944, when he was hit by shrapnel. He was wounded again May 5, 1945, when he accidentally stepped on a land mine, He still carries a piece of shrapnel in his head from the first wound. The second wound nearly cost him his left leg. 100 Years Old? 1 iJW-hsft-the big soft maple tree at the G. A. Brooks home was hewn down last week, old-timers told us it had been growing there for about 100 years and was planted by the late Mrs, William Shepherd's father. A The tree measured 56 inches In diameter and required 3tt hours of; those men's time to.foil it. > »3 >It Is" "estimated the tree contained four cords of flrewoo37T|

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