Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 24, 1946 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 24, 1946
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1946. Number 25. Local Musicians In State Contest At Independence 10 Soloists and 4 Groups To Represent Postvillc Friday and Saturday Postvillc high school will be represented by 17 entries in the state hinh school music contest at Independence Friday nnd Saturday. Seven soloists nnd four groups in the vocal department and three soloists in the instrumental department won division I ratings in the 'preliminary state music contest at Elknder April 5 and 6 to qunlify for the state contest. Three student conductors arc also entered in the state contest. They arc Margrct Buddenberg, Jean Douglass and Arthur Meyer. Program. The following contestants will appear in the state contest Friday: 8:'-0 a. m.—Gretchen Zicmnn, Virginia Peckhnin and Vivian Appcl. mezzo sopranos. There will be 21 entries in this class. 8:110 a. m.—Dwight Marston. baritone. 13 entries. S.liO a. m.—Madrigal group, enm- yosed of Gretchen Zteman. Ramona Meyer. Virginia Peckham. Barbara Abernethy. Jean Douglass. Gene Groth. Bill Palmer. Art Schultz nnd Charles lloth. Four entries. 9 .'in a. m. —Barbara Abernethy, contralto. 1- entries. Girls' Scxtrl. <l:-!!i a. m.—Girls' sextet, composed of Gretchen Zieman, Ramona Meyer. Virginia Peckham, Barbara Abernethy. .lean Douglass and Vivian Appcl. 21 entries. 11:10 a. m.—Art Schultz. bass. Ten entries. 10:1)2 a. m.— Rosy Marie Meyer, snare drum. 11 entries. 1 |i. m. — Jean Douglass. Arthur Meyer and Margret Buddenberg, student conductors. Five entries. 2:05 p. m.—Arthur Meyer, tuba. Ten entries. 2:45 p.m. — Dorothy Kerr, bassoon. One other entry, from Waverly. Friday evening, the girls' glee club, will compete with 11 entries. Saturday Program. The two entries Saturday arc: 9 a m.—Rosclla Opsand, soprano. Twenty-eight entries. 9 a. m—Boys' quartet, composed of Dwight Marston, Gene Groth, Arthur Sciuiltz and Charles Hoth. 10 entries. The local contestants have been preparing for this contest under the direction of Constance Smeby and Kenneth Hennessey. Students Hear Concert. The Iowa State Teachers College conceit band played n concert last Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the high school gymnasium. The band, conducted by Myron E. Russell, played a variety of numbers including the following marches: "The Thunderer," "The Challenge," "Semper Fidclis," and Postvillc high school's SOUK , "Illinois Loyalty." Several classical numbers, "Fughctta," and excerpts from "Parinfal," "In a Chinese Temple Garden," and "Eroica," were played in true masterful form. Several novelty and popular pieces, including the "Mexican Hat Dance," "Rhapsody In Blue," and, for the benefit of the younger pupils, "The Kindcr- Knrten March Fantasy," were played well. In addition to these selections by the entire band, there were these special numbers: a soprano solo, "Summertime," from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," "Rubato Caprice." by a trumpet trio, nnd "Colonel Irons," by a percussion quintet, Mrs. Rogers Gets Corsage. Mrs. Irene Rogers, normal training critic at Postvillc high school, was presented a beautiful corsage of mixed flowers by the girls In the normal training department. Mrs. Rogers wore the corsage to school Monday. Fourth Grade Studies Flowers. The fourth grade pupils have started the science unit, "Seeds and Flowers." They drew flowers and labeled their Parts. Some topics which will be studied are: "The Beginning' of Seed," "Kinds of Flowers," and "Insect Pollen Carriers and Bees." The children have started practice of their play, "The Golden Goose." The following pupils received per fe <:t spelling papers Friday: Patsy Folsom, Bobby Frese, Donna Gulsvig, Elaine Meyer, Dale Muchow, Gloria Muchow, Shirley Price and Nancy Roberts. Pirates Nip Bombers, 4-3 At West Union Thursday The Postville Pirates defeated the West Union Bombers, 1 to 3. in a return game Thursday afternoon on the West Union high school diamond. The Bombers defeated the locals here. 6 to 4, in the season's opener April 9. Postvillc led all the way in this second game after scoring twice in the first inning. The first scores came after Dwight Marston was hit by a pitched ball, stole second and was brought home on a one-base hit by Eugene Severn. Severn stole second, and came home on a hit by Vernon Gerieke. Three strike-outs, however, put an end to this rally. In the second inning. Postvillc remained scoreless, but Doscher crossed the plate for West Union. A double- out. Marston to Severn on second base, and Severn to Livingood on first, plus a third out retired the Bombers. Leo ChristolTerson scored in the fourth inning to add to the Pirates' total. The West Union nine tied the score. 3 to 3, in the sixth inning, when Doscher made a home run. driving Witney in ahead of him. Vernon Gerieke scored the Pirates' llnal run in the seventh by getting a one-base hit and stealing his way home. Rodney Anderson served four strikeouts across the plate,- while Weston. West Union pitcher, struck out 10. Postvillc stole 10 bases and West Union, four. Batteries —- Anderson and Palmer. Postvillc; Weston Ott, West Union. Win at Waukon. 11 -6. The Pirates defeated Waukon at the county seat Tuesday. 11-15. Cloy Schultz hurled for Postvillc and Billy Palmer was his battery mate. Schulte and Ban- did the heaving for Waukon, with Promnitz catching. Q[ Men of Affluence D Sales of Savings Bonds Continue at Good Pace Graduation Exercises \ At Luana on May 9th Get Poor Response From War Veterans In Housing Survey There has been a poor response to the request that veterans, who are interested in low-rental temporary housing, should register with Joseph B. Steele, town clerk. The local organizations, the Postvillc town council, the Postvillc commercial club and the Arthur F. Brandt post of the American Legion, which are making a survey on veterans' housing needs, arc agreed that the registrations to date would not warrant them making application to the federal housing administration for housing units. Only five veterans have registered. Mr. Steele announced this week. These organizations want it made clear to local veterans that this is only a survey and does not obligate them in any way. The survey is being made to determine the housing needs of veterans. When the survey is completed, then the application for housing units can be made to the FHA. Veterans, who need housing for themselves and families, can register by calling Steele's office, No. 240, and giving their names. This must be done immediately. Mr. Steele said. If sufficient interest is not shown on the part of local veterans, the project will be dropped, local sponsors announced this week. These local organizations are trying to help the veterans and only ask their prompt cooperation. The Postvillc commercial club is sponsoring another advertisement in this issue of the Herald and would appreciate it if veterans would read it and get their registrations in at once. _i,uana high school commencement exercises will be held on Thursday evening, May D, in the Luana opera house, it was announced by Supt. Owen Snively last weekTl Seniors who will receive their diplomas are Chester C. Benlc, Harlan Bugenhagen, Joyce R. Dettmann, Kenneth C. Palmer and Mary L. Smith. Miss Smith is president of the class, Miss Dettmann is vice president, and Chester Bente is the secretary. The Luana seniors have chosen "Launched. But Not Anchored" as their class motto; blue and pink are their class colors, and the pink carnation is their class flower. Other events incidental to school closing are the senior class play, "Here Comes Charley." to be presented on Friday night of 'this week; the junior- senior reception and prom on Friday. May 3, and the baccalaureate service at the Lutheran church, conducted by the Rev. Paul W. Adix, Sunday. May 5. Baseball League to Open May 5th With 10 Teams . Savings bond sales for the month of March reached totals far beyond expectations for Iowa with the savings bonds office reporting series E. F and G sales totalling $19,000,000. In Allamakee sales .were $111,748.00; Clayton. $287,644.15: Fn-otte, $230,825.60; Winneshiek, $183,074.05. Of this amount $11,000,000 in sales was in Scries E Bonds. The Iowa bond office had expected income tax payments to cut in sharply on the bond selling during the month, but this did not happen and total sales went approximately $8,000,000 over February sales. The sales total compared favorably with any of the Interim sales months during the war, with only one or two months when special sales promotions were on and the drive months exceeding the March sales. "We are. indeed, pleased with the way bond sales are holding up," Roger F. Warin, state director of Iowa for the U. S. savings bonds division, said "This is further indication thnt Iowans are well sold on bonds and realize that they are still the nation's best in vestment." Charles Doerring Gets Air Medal For Italian Flights Bud Palmer, Roy Olesen Discharged by Navy; Art Hofcr Goes to Sea V. F. W. POST AT WAUKON TO INSTALL NEW OFFICERS Set Opening Dance May 4 At the Big-Four Pavilion The opening dance at the Big-Four pavilion will be held Saturday evening. May 4, with music by Ray Alto and his Cowboys. Dances will be continued during the summer months. Other bands to appear during May are Bob Jordan's orchestra, an 11-piece modern band; Earl Hunt, featuring mixed dances; Eddie Ralph's orchestra, a modern band, nnd Tom Owen's playing the last May dance May 28. The following bands have also been booked for future dates: Stan Stanley nnd Ken Hofer, both of Cedar Rapids; Klem Klein of Winona, Minn.; Lynn Kerns of Fairmont, Minn.; Del Brown of Bloomington, Wis.; Skipper Berg and his Viking Accordian band of Albert Lea, Minn. Otto Brandt is manager of the pavilion, assisted by Harvey Plaht and R. L. Brandt at the dances. A. S. Burdick is custodian of the pavilion and George Kohlmann is custodian of the grounds. NEW SCHOOL HEAD. The Lawrence D. Anderson Post, No. tin, Veterans of Foreign Wars will Install its new officers Thursday evening at a meeting In the old court house building in Waukon, KENNETH T. COOK of New Hampton, who was elected superintendent of Postville schools Inst week. He nnd his family will come here June 15 when he takes over the duties of his office. Mr. Cook Is now principal of the New Hampton high school, n position he has held since leaving Rhodes whore he was superintendent of schools, X Freight Cars Derailed Here Tuesday Morning f Two freight cars loaded with meat were derailed here about 3 o'clock Tuesday morning one block east of the Milwaukee railroad depot,.' ~\The train, which was the fast eastbound meat train from Sioux Falls, So. Dak., stopped here after a message was sent ahead from Calmar that a door on one of the stock cars was open. Trainmen, who looked for the open door, found that one end of each of the two cars was off the track. The cars had come off the track about one- third of a mile east of CasUthjju it was learned today, Frank Snmek and his crew were on the job Tuesday making necessary repairs to the roadbed and crossings. <J)he_ Scenic baseball league, one of northeast Iowa's oldest and strongest amateur baseball loops and in which Postville holds membership, organized for their 1946 season at a meeting at Farmersburg Monday evening and voted to expand the loop to include two new entries. Castalia and Lansing, making a 10-team ..-Organization with an 18 game schedule.. R. N. Rink of Prairie du Chien was elected president of the group for 1946 and Roland F. Farrington of Monona, secretary. Rink replaces Lorado Lenth of Farmersburg and Farrington assumes the post held by Elmer Frommelt of Monona last year. The opening date for league play was set for Sunday. May 5. with the season 's schedule to be announced next week. With its 1945 roster of Harpers Ferry, Waukon, Prairie du Chien, Garnavillo, Farmersburg. Elkadcr, Postville, and Monona all indicating the promise of strong teams, and the two new entries have plenty of talent, the Scenic league this year promises to have one of its best seasons. Monona and Prairie du Chien, co- champions of last year's split-season schedule, will have most of their 1945 teams intact, with returning servicemen bolstering their clubs. Elkader, who threatened all the way through both halves of the season to take top honors, has a group of new talent, including war veterans and a bunch of up and coming kids. Harpers Ferry, a perennial threat, will be much stronger this year than last, and in the last half of the 1945 season they were hard to beat. Postville, under the management of Glenn Jarmes, has a pitching staff that will give the heavy sluggers of the league plenty of trouble. Managers Fred Kriete nnd "Heiny" Dicktnan of Waukon and Garnavillo, respectively, had little to say about their clubs this year, other than "wait until you play us." One of the most improved teams in the league will be the Farmersburg club with Mueller, Gossman, and Hartko back to bostler an outfit that was good last year. Time alone can tell whether Castalia and Lansing can maintain clubs that will be able to keep up with the pace of Scenic league baseball, but both towns have supported strong ball clubs in the past and their managers have promised that their teams this year will give any team In the league a real battle. LUTHER WOMEN'S CHORUS TO APPEAR HERE THURSDAY The women's chorus of Luther Col lege, Decorah, will present a concert of sacred music at St. Paul's Lutheran church Thursday evening, April 25, at 8:00 o'clock. The concert will also in elude vocal and instrumental numbers. The chorus will be under the di rection of Clara Hoyt. There will be no admission charge but a free-will offering will be re ceived. This office is in receipt of the following communication from the Army Air Legion to Sponsor Boy Scout Troop GlQlp Arthur P. Brandt Post, No. 518, American Legion, has under consideration the renewal of the charter of the l8S9l,B.°y_Scout organization, Troojpj|L) CommanderNbrrfr'Bl'og'etV "named L. O, Koevenig, W. A, Kneeland, Luver C, Schultz, Leslie Poesch, Dr. Robert P. Schneider, and DyWayne Bulman as scout committeejjiea[j Boys, 12 to 2lTare eligible for membership in the local scout troop, Robert H. Burling announces a meeting of all eligible boys Monday, April 29, at 7:30 p. m., at the schoolhouse. This meeting Is for the purpose of registration. Eligible boys, hot able to attend the first meeting, should register with Mr. Burling prior to April 29. L. J, MASONHALL'S SISTER PASSES AWAY IN WATERLOO /Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Masonhall, Mr. ancTMrs. Winfleld Masonhall and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Blakeman attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary Menifee in Waterloo Saturday. Mrs. Menifee was Mr. L. J. Masonhall's sister. Mr. and Mrs. Blakeman returned here with the Masonhalls for several days7\ Local Church Gets 17 New Members Good Friday service at the Postville Community Presbyterian church was in the form of a communion service at which the Rev. Eldon L. Seamans spoke on "The Meaning of Commun ion" and addressed,his remarks to the members of the new Communicants Class. Those uniting with the, church at this service were Mrs. Myrtle Aitchison Miss Merria Aitchison, Miss Merle Bruene, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Cook Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Russett, Mrs. El don Seamans, Mrs. C. C. Searls, Mr. and Mrs. George Tjaden, Dixie Cook, Eunice Dresser, Roger Russett, Ronald Russett, Richard Russett and Dick Searls, Seniors To Present Thirteenth Chair" Friday Night, May 3 "The Thirteenth Chair." a murder mystery play, will be presented by the high school senior class, under the di- ection of Doris Allred, Friday evening. May 3, at 8 o'clock. The cast, which has been rehearsing for more than a week, was announced Monday. Virginia Peckham, as Helen O'Neill, and Bill Palmer, as Will Crosby, furnish the romantic interest. Gretchen Zieman, as Mrs. Crosby, and Dwight Marston, as Roscoe Crosby, characterize a mature, happily married couple. Edward Wales, attempting to solve the murder of his best friend, is played by Eugene Severn. Exciting Seance. Shirley McNally, as Mary Eastwood; Vivian Osmundson, as Helen Trent; Jean Douglass, as Grace Standish; Art Schultz, as Braddish Trent; Arlo Hilmer, as Howard Standish; Charles Hoth, as Phillip Mason, and Ramona Meyer, as Elizabeth Erskine, are interested members of a group of 13 which participates in a very exciting seance. This seance is conducted by an elderly spiritualist, Rosalie LaGrange, portrayed by Rose Marie Meyer, who is instrumental in solving the case. She quite often succeeds in outwitting the polif c inspector, Tim Donahue, characterized by Don Harris. He is assisted by detectives Dunn and Doolan, played respectively by Duane Lammert and Jack VanderWeg. Betty Gunderson serves as Polly, the maid. Stage Managers. Stage managers Vernon Gerieke and Jack Ruckdnschel and their assistants Erwin Glock, Duane Lammert and Eugene Severn, have spent many hours building new props and reconditioning old ones. Jack VanderWeg is electrician for the production, while Rosella Opsand is assisting as student director-prompter at rehearsals. Marjorie and Dorothy Kerr, Jean Douglass, Ramona Meyer and Gwenn Schultz are helping on crews. The numerous signs in local stores, advertising "The Thirteenth Chair," were drawn by Jim Koevenig. Forces servicing detachment which concerns a well known Luana man: "By direction of the President, the Air Medal has been awarded to Charles W. Doerring of Luana. Iowa. Mr. Doerring was a Staff Sergeant in the army air corps before receiving his discharge. The citation is as follows: Air Medal—For meritorious achievement in sustained operational activities against the enemy from 7 March 1944 to 22 March 1944. Dean W. Hodges, Air Corps. Commanding." Taking over the tail gunner's post on a flight in Italy April 2.1944. Doerring's plane was shot down by German fire and he was taken prisoner. He was confined to a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany until last June and returned hornc some months later. Bud Palmer Discharged. . Lt. (jg) Lloyd J. "Bud" Palmer arrived home last night from Orange, Texas, where he was given his honorable discharge from the Navy after 34 months of service.,Lloyd served aboard the ammunition 'transport, U. S. S. Birgit in the Southwest Pacific for many months, returning to the states recently. He received his training at Kansas University and Northwestern University before going to the Naval Intelligence Bureau in New York City for final commissioning. Before entering the service, Lloyd was a junior at the State University of Iowa, where he expects to go to complete work on his degree. Roy Olesen Out of Navy. The Navy Personnel separation center at San Francisco, Calif., announces that Lt. (jg) Roy Olesen. Postville. (we had him listed as an ensign in a recent issue for which we beg pardon) has been given an honorable discharge after serving in the southwest Pacific. He is expected here soon to resume his position of assistant cashier in the Postville State Bank which he held before enlisting. Hofer Goes to Sea. We have a note from Arthur Hofer who has been stationed at Great Lakes, 111., for his boot training advising us that he has been transferred to Shoemaker, Calif., Receiving Station. He says he is on his way out to sea and orders his Herald discontinued until he has a permanent address. TROUT SEASON TO OPEN IN IOWA NEXT WEDNESDAY The trout season opens May 1 in the northeast Iowa trout streams with a daily catch limit of 8, minimum length 7 inches. May 15 will see the season open on northern pike, wall-eyed pike, yellow perch, silver and striped bass The season on nesting fish, including large and small-mouthed bass, crap pies, sunllsh and bluegllls opens on June 15. LEGION COMMANDER PICKS AMERICANISM COMMITTEE Norrls Blegen, commander of the Arthur F, Brandt post of the Ameri can Legion, appointed the Legion's Americanism committee this week. The committee will have charge of the observance of Memorial day here. The members of the committee are Bernard C, Smith, chairman, Donald H. Martindale, Louis Hill, Jr., and L. F. Putnam. "Bells of St. Mary's" To be at Iris Five Days Coming Thursday for five days showing at the Iris Theatre in Postville will be the history-making spectacle, "The Bells of St. Mary's," starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. Wherever it has been shown box-office records have been shattered, and Manager L. E. Palmer of the Iris has kept the admission price at the prevailing level for this great film when It comes here. Further details concerning this film will be found in his advertisement on page four of today's Herald. Next Tuesday and Wednesday the technicolor production, "Yolanda and the Thief," starring Fred Astaire and Lucille Bremmer, will be shown at the Iris, along with the western thriller, "Rustlers of the Badlands." LOAD EMBARGO LIFTED ON NEARBY HIGHWAYS Paul Schneider, highway maintenance engineer, announced Monday that embargoes on loads of four tons and over were lifted this week on highway 13 from Marquette to Waukon, No. 172 from Clermont to Elgin, and No. 150 from West Union to Calmar,

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