Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 1, 1946 · Page 1
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 1

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 1, 1946
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. kmrd Postville Four Division I Musk Ratings X Win From Monona, 6-5; Students to Broadcast; Plan Junior-Senior Prom POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1946. Number 26. /j>i)stvillc high school musicians received four division I ratings Friday and Saturday in the state music contest at Independence in which 2,000 students from 84 schools participated. i-The Rirls" sextet, the madrigal group, the Kirls' glee club and Rose Marie Meyer, snare drum solo, won firsts.. ] Division II ratings were given to the following: Roselln Opsnnd, soprano: Virginia Pcckham, Gretchen Zieman. Vivian Appcl, mezzo sopranos; Barbara Abernethy, contralto: Dwight Marston, baritone; Art Schultz, bass; Arthur Meyer, tuba; Dorothy Kerr, bassoon; Jean Douglass and Margrct Buddenberg, student conductors. Pirates Trim Monona. The Pirates defeated the Monona nine here Tuesday afternoon. 6 to 5, to avenge a 1 to 0 trimming at Monona two weeks ago. The locals' lineup was as follows: C. Schultz, pitcher, leftflelder; Palmer, catcher; Gcricke, first baseman; Severn, second baseman; Mnlone, third baseman; Marston. shortstop; Anderson, leftflelder. pitcher; A. Schultz. centorfleldcr; G. Schultz, rightflcldcr. Score by innings: R. H. Postville 002 000 4 (i 8 Munoiia 000 230 0 5 3 Batteries: C. Schultz, Anderson and Palmer, Postville; Kuester, Freeman and Hagensick. Monona, j Students to Broadcast. I Constance Smcby. vocal director, announced this week that senior students would get a chance to broadcast over a radio station. Luther college at Decorah holds a senior day each year and invites the senior classes 'from surrounding schools to be guests of the college. Seniors from Postville high school will broadcast a half-hour program this year over the Luther college station, KWLC. The students on the radio program will be Rosella Opsand, Barbara Abernethy, Ramona Meyer and Gretchen Zieman, soloists. The girls' sextet will also be on the program. Junior-Senior Prom. Plans for the Junior-Senior prom Saturday night, May 11, are being made. The various committees are working on programs, decorations and dance cards. This year, for the first time, the upper classmen can invite outside up- perclassmcn or graduates. Also, for the first time in several years, the couples will dance to a band. The name of the band and the theme of the prom are a mystery, known only to the juniors. Shorthand Contest. A contest is being held to improve the ability of the first-year shorthand students in reading brief forms rapidly. To qualify for an award, a student must read the complete list of 420 brief forms, in five minutes without being prompted. Chrystol Olson and Dolores Os- numdson were the first to reoch this Koal, and, as their award, each will receive a miniature edition of the Gregg shorthand dictionary and a booklet of "AEsop's Fobles" written in shorthand. The second award, "American Readi«Ks in Gregg Shorthand," was won by Kathleen Meyer, who also received a copy of "AEsop's Fables." j As other members of the class i 'inality, each will be given a copy of | the fnbles. Name Mrs. L. W. Castcn Food Collection Leader Leonard W. Casten has been named Postville chairman for the "Food For Famine" drive now being conducted throughout the county, state and nation to obtain contributions of food from tbx American people for starving lands.! The county committee met at Waukon Tuesday night to formulate plans for the collection of foodstuffs which is to start May 12. The group was told of the vital need for food in lands torn by war and overrun by enemy armies. One-fourth of the world's population is now threatened by starvation, the assembled group was told. Plans call for every city, town and hamlet in the nation to set up receiving depots where gifts of tinned food may be left. Cash or checks will also be received by local emergency food collection committees. Every penny of such contributions- will be used to buy food for overseas relief, with no deductions made for the administrative or operating expenses of the campaign, na tional headquarters states. Many organizations, national in scope, are backing the food collection program and urge the wholehearted support of every individual. Further particulars will be an nounced as the program for the local drive is worked out, Mrs. Castcn stated Monday. Q The Invisible Guest D Tri - City Golf Course Formal Opening Sunday Announcements are out this week for the formal opening of the Tri-City Golf Club's course near Hardin on next Sunday. There will be golfing all day, with prizes of nylon hose, golf balls and the like offered to the winners. A potluck supper will be served at 5:30 o'clock. The club house and picnic grounds will be open all day and members are entitled to bring guests. A. A. Saeugling of Monona, president of the club, has appointed the following committees for the current season: Tournament and special events, Darwin Rounds, Monona, chairman; Gor- James Koevenig Wins Top Honors In Art Exhibition High School Sophomore Gets Rating of Excellent On 4 of His 5 Drawings Jjmes Koevenig, a sophomore in the Postville high school, won high honors with the outstanding pen and pencil drawings he submitted in the Iowa don Schultz, Monona, William Behrens, High School art exhibition at the Luana. University of Iowa this spring, R. L. Greens and fairways, L. O. Beucher, Evans, superintendent of schools, was Postville, chairman; Earl Abernethy, informed this w^ek. Postville, and Leon Birdsell, Monona. Of the five drawings entered, four were rated excellent, the highest rat- Rendering Plant Structure Is Nearing Completion TO DEMONSTRATE SHEARING OF SHEEP ON LUDLOW FARM • A.sheep shearing demonstration will be held on the E. H. Hcrmcier farm in Ludlow township next Tuesday, starting at 8:30 a. m., to which the public is invited. 1 The demonstration is being arranged by the county 4-H boys' organization in cooperation with the extension service and all who attend will be shown the proper procedvire of sheep shearing, tying and handling of fleece. Creamery Directors Decide to Continue Making of Butter i_FJoyd Bly's new rendering plant which is being constructed north of Yellow river near the former Ben Lange farm northwest of Postville is rapidly nearing completion. The two- story structure is now under roof and it is expected.cement floors will be poured this weekj Interstate'Power Company linemen, under the direction of Lee Bowers, local manager, were out at the plant Monday installing poles, erecting the transformer platforms and stringing feeder lines to the plant. Workmen are grading the grounds surrounding the plant, building a roadway to the various entrances and getting the place cady so operations can commence. Mr. Bly has no definite assurance as to when the machinery for the plant will arrive, but he is hopeful it will be here as soon as the floors are cured. During the construction period, business is going on as usual. Mr. Bly's father and brothers are also in the rendering business, and through their plants the local trade is being ared for until operation of the local plant is begun. Vets' Housing Project Is Gaining Momentum Although-o number of creameries in northeastern Iowa have discontinued the manufacture of butter because a higher price is being paid them for the cream, the Postville creamery's board of directors decided at their last meeting that the local plant will continue manufacturing butter as heretofore. ' While the price they could receive for the hauled-in cream for the time being would show a bigger profit to farmer-members, the loss through the idleness of the plant for any length of time before they would resume butter making could far offset the present advantage. The creamery now has a number of large patrons whose monthly butter fat checks amount to sums between $500 and $750. Make Improvements. The Farmers Cooperative Creamery Company has just finished pouring a new concrete floor throughout the plant. The old floor became broken and unsanitary and it was deemed eco nomical to make the improvement at once. New machinery which has been or dered for some time, is needed to maintain the efficiency of the plant. Latest word is to the effect that shipment cannot possibly be made before 1947. Mrs. Harry N. Turner Passes Away at Hospital Lose Practice Game To Monona, 2 to 0; Start Season Sunday The Postville nine was defeated, 2 to 0, by Monona Sunday in a practice same at Monona. The Scenic baseball league will open next Sunday with the locals playing at Lansing. They will play Monona in the first home game Sunday, May 12, Monona won Sunday on two unearned runs, one in the first Inning and one in the third, on errors by Postville. With the exception of three errors on the part of the locals, the game was well played for an early season practice contest. Arbe Barels, on the mound for Postville, gave up five hits and collected nine strike-outs. Frankle Tehel, Monona pitcher, struck out eight men and was nicked for four hits. Score by Innings: • R. H. E. Monona 101 000 000 2 5 0 Postville 000 000 000..... 0 4 3 Batteries: Tehel and Drahn, Monona; Bareis, Loonoy and Brueckner, Brainard, Postville. Mrs. Harry N. Turner. 68, a resident of Grand Meadow township for many years, passed away at Postville hospital _this morning following a brief llneslT I She was taken suddenly ill Sunday and was removed to the hospital for care. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Community Presbyterian church and interment will be in Wagner cemetery. Mrs. Turner is survived by her husband, three sons and three daughters. Obituary next week. Former School Man's Wife Passes On in California •JTunernl services were held Thurs day In Fayette for Mrs. T. V. Hunt of Berkeley, Calif., where she passed away recently -*Mrs. Hunt wns a Postville resident about fifty years ago when her husband was superintendent of our school. Mr. Hunt passed away in 1904J She was 93 years old and is survived by two daughters: Alice, now Mrs. Ernest R. Smith of Hood River, Ore., Harriett, now Mrs. Frank F. Tate of Berkeley, Calif. A son, Arthur, died in New Orleans, La., last Soptem ber, and a daughter, Helen, died In Lincoln, Nebr., in 1917. \^ Mrs. Hannah Ward Passes At Her'California Home ! Louis Schutte received a telegram this morning which stated that Mrs. Hannah Ward, a former Postville resident and mother of Mrs, Gilbert.! Sanders, had passed away Tuej^ajyTjl She had been living at Los Angeles, I California, ' The message stated that the remains left Bakersfleld Tuesday afternoon and would arrive in Cedar Rapids Friday morning accompanied by Mrs. Sanders, who had been on the west coast visiting her daughter, Mrs. Frank Norden and family Representatives of the Postville Commercial club, the Arthur F. Brandt post of the American Legion, the Postville fire department, town officials and other interested local residents met at the Memorial hall Monday night and discussed steps to be taken in making application to the federal public housing administration for veterans' low-rental temporary housing. A committee was appointed to locate suitable sites for the housing units. It is expected that the matter will be formally presented to the town council at its regular meeting Friday evening, May 3, for action. Veterans, who are interested in securing one of these housing units and who have not registered, should call Joseph B. Steele's office, No. 240, and leave their names. Refreshment committee, George Ha- 1 mann, Luana, chairman; Hugo Oelke, Farmersburg. Annual fish fry, Glenn Jarmes, Postville, chairman; Adrian Riveland, Luana, and Clark Riedesel, Monona. ing given by the judges. Three of his drawings were ink sketches and two were pencil drawings. Effective organization, expressiveness or originality, technical* facility The club course is reported to be in and suitability for purpose were the the best condition this spring it has bases upon which the entries were ever been. Custodian Frank Lindroth judged, has spent much time in preparing for Ernest Freed of the University of the opening Sunday and members and Iowa art department commented that guests will find everything shipshape the drawings were very amusing and when they arrive for the outing. SENIORS TO PRESENT CLASS PLAY FRIDAY The senior class play, "The Thirteenth Chair," will be presented Fri day night at 8 o'clock in the high school gymnasium. The members of the cast are Vir- attracted the attention of the judges and critics as having outstanding merit. Permission has been requested to use these drawings in a traveling art exhibit to Iowa schools which is sponsored by the University of Iowa extension division. -No formal art instruction is offered in the high school here and James 14 Register on Monday For Boy Scout Troop FLASH! FROM FISHING FRONT. Fourteen boys registered at the school house Monday night for membership in Troop 41 of the Boy Scouts. Robert H. Burling will serve as acting scoutmaster, with DuWayne Bulman and Verne Stover as acting assistant 1 scoutmasters. The boys will be taken on a hike Sunday afternoon by Mr. Burling. They will meet at City park at 2:00 o'clock. The boys who registered for the Boy Scouts are Jack D. Meyer, 13; Leonard A. Ricker, 13; Luther H. Heins, 13; Edward Boese, 13; Keith B. Olson, 15; Lowell G. Schroeder, 12; Donald W. Martens, 12; Eugene J. Rima, 14; Gene A, Groth, 16; Jack M. Overeen, 14; John M. Hoth, 14; Cletus A. Reincke, 14; James L. Koevenig, 15; Richard M. Searls, 12. An early report coming in this morning from the trout streams north of Postville stated that our next-door neighbor, Emil Schultz, had landed a huge German brown trout. Weight of the whopper was estimated to be seven or eight pounds. The trout season opened this morning at five o'clock, ond streams north of town ore said to be lined by hundreds of the disciples of Ike Walton who came from distant places to try a hand at coaxing the wily trout to their lures. ginia Peckham, Bill Palmer, Gretchen | nas never had a "y instruction in art. Zieman, Dwight Marston, Eugene Severn, Shirley McNally, Vivian Os mundson, Jean Douglass, Art Schultz, Arlo Hilmer, Charles Hoth. Ramona Meyer, Rose Marie Meyer, Don Harris, Duane Lammert, Jack VanderWeg and Betty Gunderson. Most Gambling Devices Disappear in Allamakee A_few weeks ago County Attorney Herman Haehlen issued a warning to owners of public places to remove punchboards and slot machines or suffer prosecution. Monday Sheriff Peter Hendrickson was in Postville on business and informed us that the cooperation by business places following this warning has been splendid and as far as he is aware of there is only one violator today in Allamakee county— and he's slated^for a visit from the Plans for a proper observance of sheriff right soon. | Memorial day here Thursday, May 30, , Mr - Hendrickson, a candidate for re- were discussed at a meeting of the election to the office he has held since Americanism committee of Arthur F. the death o£ Leonard J. Bulman, was American Legion Plans Observance Of Memorial Day Brandt Post of the American Legion transacting business in the south part Members of the ot the count y Monday when he called here. Corn Planting Underway; Small Grain Doing Well Veterans to be Speakers At the Commercial Club Several veterans of World War II will be speakers at the May meeting of the Postville Commercial club Thursday night, May 9, in Masonic hall. A dinner will be served to members and guests at 6:30 o'clock, followed by speeches and other entertainment. A business meeting and smoker will conclude the evening's program. Today's best buy—a Herald want ad. Winning Americanism Essays The American Legion Auxiliary recently sponsored an Americanism essay contest among junior high students at the local school and announce that Karlton Eberling won first prize, and Lorna Luhman, second prize. The winning essays were sent to the Department Americanism chairman, Mrs. Olaf J. Hanson, at Decorah, who will award a World Book encyclopedia of 18 volumes and guide fqr the winning essay in the Department after they have been judged. The national winner is to receive $100, We reprint the local winners' essays below: AMERICAN CITIZENS. Our Responsibilities—Our Privileges, (By Karlton Eberling.) An American citizen Is a native-born or naturalized person who owes al leglance to his government and Is eh' titled to it's protection. To be a good American citizen one should obey the laws and take part in helping build the nation. Citizenship in the United States is gained In two ways: by birth or by naturalization. < All persons born in the United States or in any of its pos sessions are citizens of the U. S., and of the state in which they reside, If a child of American citizens should be born in a foreign land, he is still an American citizen, because his parents are Americans. All who are citizens at birth are called natural-born citizens. A citizen of the United States of America enjoys democracy; this means that it is a country in which the com' mon people or their representatives make their own laws and also choose their leaders. American citizens have more liberties and. rights than most people in the world. We did'not always enjoy this freedom. The American liberties had their beginnings in England. They worked dnd slaved for some of their rights and slowly won other rights and liberties. At times they lost what they had won, But they kept on fighting and building upon the foundations that in' time they built up a de> mocracy. Even to this day we still have to fight to keep our rights. We must strive to be loyal, patriotic ond honest; these are some ot our re sponsibilltles. We hope all will feel these different responsibilities not to be practiced a dozen times a year but at all times so that we will be forming a habit. We should be very grateful and loyal to the country which gives (Continued on page eight) Monday evening, committee are Bernard C. Smith, chairman, Donald H. Martindale, Louis Hill Jr., and L. F. Putnam. A program will be held to honor the memory of those who gave their lives in World War II and all previous wars. The Americanism committee ap pointed the following officers and committees to complete the arrange ments for the Memorial day servance: Officers. President of the Day—Mayor M, Deering. Master-at-Arms—Robert Myers, Chief Marshal—Bert E. Tuttle. Assistant Marshals — Eldo Gericke and Otto Appel. Legion Commander—Norris Blegen Committees. Band and Bugler — Kenneth Hen nessey. Hall — Fred C, Ruckdaschel and Glenn Olson. » Decoration of Hall—A. C. Webster and G. A. Brooks. Flowers and Flower Girls—Louis Schutte and Willard Schutte. Participation of Schools—Supt, R. L, Evans. Vocal Music—Mrs. F.. R. Ludwig. Readings—Principal Wayne Thurm. I £p fc Lavern F Breweri one ot the Speaker and Chaplains—A. L. Peter- 1 >*—son. Automobiles—Keith Gregg, A complete program will be pub Zi^rmers for the most part have cither completed their corn planting or are in the midst of that job at pres- ob-1 ent. The unusually early spring weather has made this work possible about two weeks ahead of the ordinary years, and about a month earlier than has been the case the past two years when this s^acUon had cold, rainy spring weather/^ Small grains' are making good growth. However, farmers are complaining about lack of moisture in some sections. The weather bureau reports April was one of the driest months on record, and only on several occasions was rainfall recorded here last month. Brewer and Brandt Now Out of Service; Two Go For Exams lished in the Herald next week. New Phone Directory Contains 799 Listings last local boys to have come back from the European area, arrived home last Wednesday with an honorable discharge, j Most recently he was stationed in Belgium, but had been through the campaigns in France and Germany with a field artillery unit. In the army 40 months, Lavern wears the European Theater of Operations ribbon with one combat star, the good The Postville Farmers Telephone conduct medal, the American theater Company distributed its 1946 directory ribbon and the Victory medal yesterday and for a time at least sub- Jolm Brandt Discharged , scribers should have no trouble lo- r . „ , „ " „ eating parties they desire to calt. jJohn Brandt, son of Mr. and Mrs, Printed in "the Herald office, the new Eouis Brandt, who has been m the directory contains 799 listings. The ^ *> r *? 8 months \f rr,v « l Meier-Meyer families lead with 26; home 8 , st Thursday after getting his Schultz family listings are second with honorable discharge alJhe separation 18 and there are 16 Schroeder listings. center ln Minneapolis. /John, whose Because pf the many transfers in ratin S ™ Radio Man Second Class, residence since the war ended, many ? e , rved aboard he Montrose, an aux- changes were required this year to " ia ^ Personnel attack ship, in the bring the directory uptodate, In fact, ?! c i?i!: 4 ^^!J?^™ c ^Ll^u y -!5!! Miss Martha Lammert, chief operator, believes there were by far more changes in listings this year than at any time since she has been at the exchange. An innovation this year is the listing of business places in heavy black- he went to Japan and Okinawa before returning to the states. y Go For Physical Tests. ^Ajpjjng the boys from Allamakee county going to Fort Snelling, Minn., last week for their pre-inductton physical examinations were Gene face type to enable subscribers to And I Robert Brainard of R. 1, Postville, and them more readily. | Hall M, Roberts, who attends Blake School for Boys at Hopkins, Minn,, Vern Sires is among former Post-land who was transferred to the Minville residents coming for trout Ashing. I neapolls, Minn., boardT~J

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