Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 17, 1946 · Page 1
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1946. Number 24. Diplomas to 50 At Graduation Exercises May 15 Evans Announces Dates For 61st Commencement At Postville High School Fifty seniors of Postville high school wifi be given their sheepskins ol the 61st annual commencement exercises to be held in the new auditorium on Wednesday evening, May according to the announcement made by Supt. Robert L. Evans this week. The commencement address will be given by John Scholte Nollen, president emeritus of Grinnell College. Other events will be held as follows: Baccalaureate sermon in the Community Presbyterian church on Sunday. May 12: class night program in the school auditorium on Monday evening. May 13; Junior-Senior prom Saturday, May 11. The senior play cast for "The Thirteenth Chair" has started nightly practices. This play is a murder mystery written by Bnynrd Veiller and is produced with the consent of Samuel French. The play will be presented Friday, May 3. Members of the class are Bcrnirt Biichelder. Mnrjorie Bnrcis. Gene Brainnrd, Mary Brown, Jean Douglass, Betty Folsom, Lorimer Fuelling. Vernon Goricke, Erwin Clock. Ardis Green. Ruth Elaine Green, Betty Gunderson, Robert Hager, Marian Hammond. Otto Hanson, Jr., Donald Harris. Virginia Heuscr, Arlo Hilmer. Charles Hoth, Dorothy Kerr, Marjorie Kerr. Marian Koenig, Calvin Kostman. Ethel Kurth, Dunne Lammert. Gilbert I.ivmgood, Dwight Marston, John Martins, Ramona Meyer, Rose Marie Meyer. Shirley McNally. ' Shirley Mundt, Margie Olson, Rosella Opsand. Vivian Osmundson. William Palmer, Charlie Peake. Virginia Peckham. John Ruckdaschel, Corrine Rypestol, Arthur Schultz. Floyd Schultz, Gwendolyn Schultz, Eugene Severn, Darlcnc Szabo. Milton Turner, Jack VanderWeg, Doris Wulby. Robert Wettleson, Grctchen Zicman. "Do not stare up the steps of opportunity, but step up the stairs," is the motto chosen for the class of 1946. Their class colors are blue and silver, while the pink carnation was chosen by them as their class flower. Plowing Demonstrations On Two Farms Friday Clean plowing as a means of con- troling the corn borer will be demonstrated in Clayton county on Friday, April 19, according to Grover H. Hahn, extension director. Farms selected for the demonstrations include the Ole E. Olson farm near Guilder and the Eldo Meyer farm three miles northeast of Garnavillo on highway 128. The demonstration on the Olson farm will start in the morning at 9:00 o'clock while the afternoon demonstration on the Meyer farm will start at 1:30. Iowa State College specialists who will be present will include an entomologist to discuss the corn borer, and an agricultural engineer who will make plow adjustments and demonstrate clean plowing in a field that was in corn last year. I. L. Christenscn, soil conservationist, will be in charge of the demonstration. The corn borer was first discovered in Clayton county in 1942. Over $000,000 damage was caused by the borer in low! that year. In 1945 the damage zoomed up to $6,000,000. Under favorable condition that figure may increase to $12,000,000 this year. Farmers are urged to make every effort possible to control this menacing pest. NONE HURT SATURDAY - WHEN CAR TURNED OVER None of the four occupants were injured Saturday morning when a car driven by Glen Tindell turned over on Highway 52 about five miles north of Postville. The ear turned over on its top when il struck a slippery place on the newly resurfaced tarvia road. With Mr. Tindell in the car were his wife and Mrs. Clarence Tindell and daughter. \ Twenty-Six Boys, Girls Confirmed at St. Paul's An overflow audience attended Palm Sunday services at St. Paul's Lutheran church Sunday, during which a class of 26 boys and girls were administered the rites of confirmation by the Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig, pastor of the church. Members of the confirmation class were Dorothy Althouse, Madonna Bigler, Roland Doerring, Karlton Eberling, Donald Enyart, Ronald Fox, Ludwig Geiger, Harold Glock, Milo Hammond, Anna Marie Heins, Luther Heins, Donald Kamp, Bernadine Kugel, Virgil Martins, Doris Anne Meyer, Marie Meyer, Cloy Miene, Herbert Morch, William Ohloff, Wanda Preuss, Merlin Schroeder, Arlene Schultz, Floyd Schultz, Dorothy Schutte, Curtis Strien and Ardyth Wagner. During the service the choir sang the anthem, "Incline Thine Ear," by Himmel, and Mrs. Ernest Overland sang; "The Palms," by Faure. The topic of Rev Ludwig's sermon was Hold Fast That Thou Tast." 1200 Attend Open House At Pre-Fabricated Home Pirates Whip Waukon, 5-4, Then Lose to Monona, 1-0 Behind the pitching of Rodney Anderson, the Postville Pirates defeated the Waukon Warriors Friday on the local diamond by a score of 5 to 4. The Pirates led all the way until the county seat lads tied the score in their half of the seventh inning. They checked the Waukon rally and then in their half of the inning, they loaded the bases. When the catcher fumbled a pitched ball, Bernald Martins stole home from third with the winning run. Batteries for Postville were Anderson and Billy Palmer; for Waukon Scholte and Bnrr did the pitching and l'romnitz was the catcher. The Pirates ao to West Union for a return game Thursday and will try to avenge an earlier defeat administered to them by the Bombers, Next Tuesday the Pirates met Waukon in a return game at 2:30 o'clock. Lose to Monona, 1 to 0. The Postville Pirates lost to the Monona high school nine at Monona Tuesday afternoon, 1 to 0. Krambeer, the winners' catcher, scored from third on a squeeze play when Hazlett, third baseman, bunted. Monona's left fielder, Schwab, was on first. The Pirates' lineup was as follows: Cloy Schultz, pitcher; Bill Palmer, catcher; Gilbert Ltvingood, first base- wan; Eugene Severn, second baseman; Jim Malone, third baseman; Dwight Marston, shortstop; Vernon Gericke, left fielder; Art Schultz, center fielder; Leo Christofforson, right fielder. Monona's battery was composed of Kuester and Krambeer. Score by Innings: R. H. E. Monona 001 000 0 1 3 2 Postville 000 000 0 0 2 BILLY COOLEY ENLISTS IN UNITED STATES NAVY Billy Cooley, 17, son of Mrs. Alden Cornish, has cnllsled in the United States navy. He passed his examina lions at Dubuque and left Tuesday afternoon for the naval training station at San Diego, Calif., to begin his training. DISMISS SCHOOLS THURSDAY FOR THE EASTER WEEKEND Supt. R, L , Evans has announced there will be no school on Good Friday and that classes will be dismissed Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. School will take up again nt the usual hour Monday. Elect Kenneth Cook Of New Hampton Head of Local Schools ..Kenneth T. Cook of New Hampton was elected superintendent of the Postville schools last week to succeed R. L. Evans who resigned a few weeks ago. Mr. Cook was here Monday to sign his contract and to assist the board of education in the selection of next year's teaching staff. The new school head is principal of the New Hampton high school, a position he has held for the past three years. Previous to that he was superintendent of schools at Rhodes. At New Hampton he has had complete charge of supervision of the school system. A graduate of Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Mr. Cook received his Master of Arts degree at the State University of Iowa. He is a married man and father of two sons, aged seven and four years. The new superintendent will assume his duties here about June 15. Most Teachers to Return. At a meeting of the school board held Monday night it was learned that most of the present teachers have accepted their new contracts at an increase in salary in line with present living conditions and will return here next fall. Those who will not return include Miss Constance Smoby, vocal music director." who will teach in Monona next year; Mrs. Ernest Overland, 5th grade, who is leaving the leaching profession; Miss Darlcnc DeSotel, 4th grade; Miss Betty Benzing, 6th grade; Kenneth Henncssy, instrumental music, and Stanley Kvam, athletic coach. V, .,, A, Harris, Kluss Visit Here After Being Discharged /Major Ray R. Harris arrived in Postville last Thursday from San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America, where ho was stationed throughout the war with the U. S, Sanitary Corps., He has been discharged from service. j Before en> tering the service, Ray"was with the Kentucky State Board of Health and he and his family lived In Louisville where they will again make their home. His daughter, Ramona, who came from Louisville to meet him, is also visiting relatives here this week r—' I Mr, and Mrs. C. LaVerne Kluss and daughter, Carol, of Chicago spent the weekend here In the home of the form er's mother, Mrs. Cy Harrington, "Red" was discharged from the Navy in De cejaber after serving throughout the war.^ This was his first visit here <" "Seven years. Ho is engaged in the surance business. Cpl, Robert Thomson, son of Dr. and Mrs. H, B, Thomson of Waukon, former Postville residents, has arrived in New York after 14 months of army service in Europe. He expeots to be discharged soon at Camp Grant, 111, His wife and baby havo been living at Greenfield whllo he was In service. More than 1200 persons attended the open house Sunday at the new prefabricated garden home on the Paul Waters dairy farm, A. C. Meyer owner of the Four-County Hatchery, announced Monday. Mr. Meyer is the Postville dealer for the prefabricated home. The open house was attended by visitors from Postville, Strawberry Point, Elgin, Waukon, Ossian, McGregor, Waterloo and Monona. Many visitors made inquiries about the home and when deliveries can be made, Mr. Meyer said. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Ames and their five children moved into the home Monday. Mr. Ames is employed on the dairy farm. Keith Gregg Is Officer Of Lumbermen's Group When the lumber dealers of northeastern Iowa held their convention in West Union last week they elected Keith Gregg of Postville vice president and also as Allamakee county director of the grpup^ Kenneth Ingvoldstad of Decorah was elected president, and Clarence Schori is secretary-treasurer. . William Badeaux of Minneapolis, secretary of the Northwest Lumbermen's association and of the Iowa Lumbermen's association, spoke. He discussed priorities, H. H. ratings and OPA regulations. The association's object is to promote better understanding among the communities of the area in handling lumber. Call For Graveling Bids On Hardin Road Project Six Children Baptized At Community Church The board of supervisors of Clayton county will receive bids Friday of this week on a number of road projects, including the graveling of the Hardin road which last fall was brought to grade by the Allamakee supervisors. Specifications call for "surfacing of 4.08 miles of local county road on the Clayton-Allamakee county line from U. S. highway No. 18 in Postville east along county line to Hardin, involving the furnishing, crushing and delivery on roadway of 4.80 cubic yards of class A crushed stone." Another project on which bids will be received Friday is the resurfacing of the county road from Postville south in Grand Meadow township for 4.70 miles. This project calls for 2,820 cubic yards of class A crushed stone, to be placed on the road known as county trunk road "P" which extends from the Postville cemetery south past the Weihe farms,. During Palm Sunday services at the Community Presbyterian church, which attracted a large congregation Sunday, six children were baptized by the pastor, the Rev. Eldon L. Seamans. Those administered the baptismal ites and their parents are Rex Alan Carlson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Carlson; Judith Kay and Jericho Lee Hangartner, daughter and son of Mr. and M-s. Louis Hangartner; Jennifer Ann Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Roger Harris; Carolyn Marie Monroe daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin C. Monroe; Marilyn Jo Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Smith. Mrs. Sherman's Father Passes Away on Sunday MASONIC FELLOWSHIP GROUP MEETS HERE NEXT TUESDAY The Northeastern Iowa Masonic Fellowship association will hold its April meeting in Postville next Tuesday evening, with Brotherly Love Lodge, No. 204, as host lodge. The meeting starts at eight o'clock and will be in the form of Past Masters night. Conferring of the third degree will be followed by serving of refreshments. Local F.F.A. Boys Gain State Honors _Hjram Laughran, 68, father of Mrs. Roger Sherman, passed away Sunday morning at five o'clock in the Sherman home east of Postville. He came here from Chicago 15 days ago fox a visit to his daughter and son-in-law?) Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Schutte funeral home with the Rev. Eldon Seamans officiating, and interment was in Postville cemetery. Mr. Laughran was a native of Canada and was born in Montreal as the son of Mr. and Mrs .John Laughran. MOVED TO MONONA. Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Branae and family, who have been living here with Mrs. Branae's sister, Miss Constance Smeby, while the latter was teaching in the local schools, moved to Monona Saturday where Mr. Branae is in structor of instrumental music in the public schools, and where Miss Smeby will teach vocal music next year, JTed Green was elected president of the Iowa Future Farmers of America | organization and Jack Martins was awarded the Iowa Farmers degree, at the state convention of the Iowa FFA held in Cedar Rapids last weekend. Both have been active in 4-H club and FFA work for a number of years!\ . Ted is a Postville high""scnool alumnus and in his senior year was elected second vice president of the state FFA, Long active in boys' 4-H club work, last fall he was elected president of the Winneshiek county 4-H organization. He was chosen to head the state group "because of his capability as a good leader and his eminent record in the organization for the last six years." He Is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Green of Bloomfleld township, Jack Martins, a senior in Postville high school, is the son of Mr, and Mrs, John J. Martins of Postville. The degree of Iowa Farmer was presented to him, along with 74 other Iowa boys, "for their outstanding livestock project programs during their school years." Jack has been active in the local Big-Four 4-H Club projects and in the FFA organization here. Jack is the third Postville boy to re ceive the degree, Ted Green and'Lyle Zieman having earned the award some years ago, Postville's delegates to the state convention last week were Milton Turner and Leo Chrlstofferson. Accompanying them was their agriculture teacher and sponsor, Willard Grove, Youth, 12, Drowns After Rescuing Pal /jjussell Perryman, a»d Mrs. Arthur R. 12, son of Mr. Perryman, was drowned In Yellow river Saturday at 12:15 p. m., after he had saved.. Roderick Imholte from a similar fateT\ These boys, together with-Rvfssell's brother, Kenneth, had been playing along the bank of the river west of the bridge near the Bray farm, when Roderick fell into the stream and Rus sell jumped in to help him. He sue ceeded in getting Roderick close to the bank where Kenneth extended, a pole to him and helped him to safety. How ever, Russell disappeared in the deep water. The Perryman boys' father, who is a foreman for the Lowe Construction company which is building the new road to Frankville and who was work' ing near the scene of the accident, was hastily summoned. He located his son's.'body within a few minutes, but his frantic efforts to resuscitate him proved futile. When a doctor arrived on the scene shortly afterward, he pro nounced the boy dead. Coroner Chirk Rominger of Waukon was summoned, but decided an inquest was unnecessary, since the drowning was plainly an accident, ,, Russell was born at Hedrick, Iowa December 24, 1033, and came to Post' vllle with his parents two weeks ago and entered the sixth grade at the local school. The family lived in their trailer house at the Bicker oil station. Funeral services will be held today at Hedrick and interment will be in Rock Creek cemetery near that city. Burling Gives Talk On Iran, Russians At Commercial Club .Robert Burling told about his personal experience in Iran, where he served for three years with the army at the April meeting of the Postville Commercial club Thursday evening? He described the people, the government and the economic structure of the country. He also talked about the individual American soldier's relation ships with the Russian army which was stationed in northern Iran. Mr. Burling gave his own personal ideas on world peace and how he thought it could be accomplished. He said he favored a federation of nations bound together by a body of laws, similar to the United States, with each nation giving up some of its sover eignty to the federation. Conservation of Ducks. The technicolor film, "Ducks Un limited, Inc.," was shown following the talk on Iran. The picture showed the work of the conservation program of Ducks Unlimited, Inc., in Canada to keep waterfowl from being destroyed during the hatching season. A business session of the club was held following the picture. The members voted to sponsor one Postville boy to attend Boys State at Camp Dodge, Des Moines, this summer. This camp is sponsored by the American Legion and the local post will also send a boy to the camp. A discussion was held on the closing of stores on Good Friday and it was voted to close at 10 a. m. for the balance of the day. Guests at Waukon. Willard Schutte, president, announced that club members were invited to be guests of the Kiwanis club in Waukon Monday night. Those who attended the meeting at Waukon were Willard Schutte, Harold Schroeder, L. O. Bencher, Hubert Luhman, A. S. Burdick, Bernard C. Smith, Joseph B, Steele, Glenn J, Jarmes, Elmer Hoth, R. L. Evans, W. A, Kneeland, C. F. Meier, L. O. Koevenig, Fred J. Miller, Rudolph C. Huebner, R. M. Hecker, the Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig and Wayne Thurm. Housing Units Made Available For War Veterans Ex-Servicemen Asked To Register Immediately With Joseph B. Steele Housing units are now available at low rental to veterans only, the Postville Commercial club was informed this week by FHA. off icials. Three local organizations, the Postville town council, the Postville Commercial club and the Arthur F. Brandt post of the American Legion, are making a study to obtain this housing for local veterans. Register Now. In order for these organizations to know the actual needs in this community of housing for veterans, all veterans who are interested in obtaining housing are urgently requested by these groups to register immediately with Joseph B. Steele, town clerk. His office is over the Abernethy clothing store. It is absolutely necessary that this registration be completed within the next few days in order that plans can be completed and the units ordered. Units Have Utilities. These housing units come complete with utilities and will be set up by government officials. They will be of temporary nature, but they will furnish the veterans with a home at low rental. For further details turn to the ad inserted in this issue of the Herald by the Commercial club. Easter Sunrise Service At St. Paul's Next Sunday Th traditional sunrise service will again be held at St. Paul's Lutheran church Easter morning at 6:00 o'clock. As in the past the emphasis will bo upon inspiration and music. "The Dawn That Transfigures Tears," is the subject of the sermon to be delivered by the Rev. F. R. Ludwig. The service will include musical numbers by the combined senior and junior choirs of seventy voices, the senior choir, the junior choir, a trio and soloists. This year's soloists are Ramona Meyer, Dorothy Schultz, Mrs. Ernest Overland, Gretchen Zieman, Elizabeth Schultz and Lyle Groth. A fifteen-minute organ concert, starting at 5:45 o'clock, will precede the service. The Easter breakfast tendered the choir9 annually by the congregation will follow the sunrise service. The Easter sunrise service has proven one of the outstanding and popular services of the year at St. Paul's and each year attracts visitors from many surrounding communities. Preparations are underway to take care of the usual capacity attendance. Candidates Have Filed For Grand Meadow Offices Burning in Late Spring Is Menace to Wild Life Research proves that spring burning does not improve pasture or hay land In fact, fire destroys the organic matter with which soils are enriched. Late spring burning is particularly bad from a game management standpoint At this time of year almost every grassland fire burns alive nests of helpless baby rabbits. Those same grass lands harbor the nests of ground nest' ing birds, and even a fast-moving fire will invariably destroy the nest and its contents. Burning is unwise, especially during April and May, is a serious menace to wildlife populations. Dr. R, F. Topliff returned home Sunday from Iowa City where he spent, a week in the hospital. The following candidates have filed nomination papers for the June primary election for offices in Grand Meadow township: Martin Amundson (R), Victor J. Casten (R), Elmer Krambeer (D), Ed Looney (D), for justice of the peace; Elmer M. Amundson (R), Sidney Larson (R), Arthur Baltz (D), G. H. Koopman (D), for constables; Robert Wet­ tleson (R), B. J! Waters (D), for township trustee for three year term commencing Jan. 2, 1947; Gerhard Halverson (R), Arno Krambeer (D), for township trustee for three year term commencing Jan. 2, 1948; Harold Pann- cke (R), E. K. Mork (R), for township trustee to fill vacancy; Lloyd Bigler (R), Carmen Swenson (R), Clarence C. Reinhardt (D), for township clerk; Harry Helgerson (R), A. F. Rose (D), for township assessor; Ben Erickson (R), Glen Meyer (D), for committeemen; Muriel Bigler (R). Evelyn Looney (D), for cqmmitteewoman. Veterans to be Favored Under Proposed Talle Bill Representative Henry O. Talle of Iowa, has taken steps to protect war veterans in the purchase of surplus war materials. This is in response to general criticism that veterans have been placed at a disadvantage in the acquirement of such goods. The proposed Talle remedy is in form of an amendment to the surplus property act, which would make it mandatory for the administrator to prescribe regulations permitting veterans to acquire surplus property for their own use or for business, professional or farming enterprises. Under the amendment veterans would be given priority In maiding purchases.

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