Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 8, 1946 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1946. \ Number 27. Commencement Plans Completed For Fifty Seniors Dr. Nollen of Grinncll To Deliver the Address; Set Other School Events Fifty seniors of Postville high school will write "finis" to their school days here next Wednesday evening, May 15, when they will be awarded diplomas for having completed the prescribed courses of study offered here. School closing activities include the baccalaureate service Sunday evening at eight o'clock in the Community Presbyterian church, the class night program at the school auditorium Monday evening at eight o'clock, the commencement next Wednesday evening, and the school picnic on the last day of school, Friday, May 17, in the city park. Dr. Nollen to Speak. The commencement address will be given by Dr. John Scholte Nollen, Hannah Ward Funeral | ,1s Held Here Saturday 'teuneral services were held in the Sehutte funeral home on Saturday afternoon nt 2:30 o'clock for the late Hannah S. Ward, 81, whose remains were shipped here last Friday from Los Angeles, Calif. She passed away April 2B at a hospital in Tnft, Calif. | The Rev. Eldon L. Scamans officiated at the service and interment was in Postville cemetery. Mrs. Ward was born In Grand Meadow township, near Postville, September 10, 1801, the daughter of Henry and Margaret Louisa Ahvard, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio. She was married to John W. Ward on October 30, 1884, and to this union were born four children, Mrs. Florence Wheatley of Ventucopa. Calif., Mrs. Ethel Sanders of Postville. Mrs. Ora Marston of Los Angeles, Calif., and Robert E. Ward, who gave his life in the service of his country during World War I. Her husband passed away June 30. 1913. For the past 30 years Mrs. Ward has lived in or near Los Angeles, Calif. Besides her three daughters, she is survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Coming for the funeral were Mrs. Jessie Sanders and Mrs. John Reineke of Hinsdale. 111.. Wilmer Stowe and Miss Allene Stowe of Ft. Dodge. Mrs. Robert Courson of Bclmond and Jack Sanders of Iowa City. Mother D Sawvelle Sells Palm To the T. Overeens Commercial Club to Hold Final Meeting of Year The last meeting of the year of the Postville Commercial club will be held Thursday night, May 9. in Masonic hall. Several veterans will be the speakers for the evening. A dinner will be served at (i.30 o'ertjek. A business meeting and smoker will conclude the evening's program. JOHN S. NOLLEN <* president emeritus of Grinnell College, a speaker of note throughout the country. His • topic will be "Happiness." The program at commencement is as follows: "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen," piano solo, by Jean Douglass; processional by Miss Constance Smeby; invocation by the Rev. F. R. Ludwig, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church; "On the Rond to Mandalay." vocal solo, by Arthur Schultz; Dr. Nollen's address; "Sing We and Chant It" and "Dancing and Springing," by madrigal group; presentation of diplomas by L. W. Casten, president of the board of education; "Connnis-tu le pays?" iMignon) a vocal solo, by Gretchen Zieman; benediction by . the Rev. Francis J. Vallaster, pastor of St. Bridget's Catholic church; recessional by Miss Smeby. Junior-Senior Prom. "Fairyland of Erin" is the theme of the annual junior-senior prom to be held at the school auditorium Saturday evening of this week. Decorations promise to send the ntmosphere to a new high in "dreaminess" according to the juniors who are sponsoring the event. A band has been engaged to play for this event, The public is invited to attend from 8 to 9 o'clock,-for which an admission of 15 cents will be charged. Baccalaureate Service. The baccalaureate service will bo held at the Community Presbyterian church Sunday night, with the Rev. Eldon L. Senmans- delivering the sermon on the subject, "The Spiritual Aspects of a Liberal Education," taken from the Scriptural text according to II Timothy' 1:7, "For God hath not given us the spirit of Fear, but of power and love nnd of a sound mind." Other program numbers will be, prelude by Miss Memo Aitchlson; senior processional; invocation; "Now Thank We All Our God," a vocal number by girls' sextet; Scripture reading, John 3:1-18; prayer with choral response; two vocal numbers by girls' Klee club, "Take Thou My Hand" and "Jehovah, I Would Sing Thy Praise"; sermon by Rev. Seamans; hymn, "Strong Son of God;" benediction; senior recessional; postlude. Class Night Exercises. The theme of the Class Night exercises to be hold in the school auditorium Monday evening at eight o'clock will be a carnival. The usual riot of fun found almost carnivals will not be lacking here, for the seniors will have their class will, prophecy, history songs, and, of course, appropriate gifts tot the Individual members of the class, On this night the awards will also be made to senior honor students, at tendance, citizenship, history honors and the naming of the two boys who w iU go to Boys' State this summer, School Picnic Tho annuul. school picnic will be held Friday, May 17, in the Postville Hugh Shepherd Tells Of Boyhood Days Spent In Postville I wish to write you my recollections I of my boyhood days in Postville. j When we landed in Postville July 1, 1868, we first stayed at the Old Van- Hoosier hotel. While eating breakfast one morning, boylike f dropped my saucer and it broke into bits. It cost my father 50 cents, which was a pretty high price, but it had to be paid. People traveling in those days were imposed upon. Later we lived with the McWilliams family until we got a small house built on our place northwest of town. I attended the Woodland school. Before coming to this country I had attended school in my native Scotland. (By tho way, I am reading the May issue of National Geographic which carries the best article on Scotland I ever read.) The American Boy. My brothers and sisters called mo the American Boy because I was the only one who would go to town to get the family's groceries from the store of E. J. Stevenson. Wilbur Dresser was the clerk there at the time. After going to tho country school for a time, my father came to town and followed his calling as a doctor, and then I enrolled in the Postville school. A one-armed man, whose name 1 do not recall, was our teacher, and Mary Mathews was his assistant. I wos then about 15 years old. Learns Harness Trade. I wanted to become a railroad man but my father put his veto on that. Tho Schmitz brothers had a harness shop and I went to work for them for a while. Then Henry Meyer's father built the building where tho Brueck ner drug store now is and I went to work for Henry there in his harness shop for six years. After this I went out west and stayed three years. Returning here, I went to work for Henry Meyer again and stayed on with him until he sold his business to the Kluss brothers, August and Will. I worked for these men until I started a shop of my own which I ran for four years. Next a Carpenter, We returned to the west when my wife's mother became ill and we remained there for three years more, and that ended my career os a harness- maker. In the meantime I had worked at the carpenter trade and I built tho house where Street Commissioner Otto Appel and family now live. It might be of interest to you people to learn (Continued on page eight) \ A deal was consummated here last week' whereby Mr. and Mrs. Truman Overeen will become owners on June 1 of The Palm, popular Postville confectionery nnd lunch room, it was announced Mondgvby John F. Saw­ velle, present ownerT^ Mr. Sawvelle has been owner and operator of the business since April, 1920, and expects to enter another line of business, announcement of which will be made in due time. The Palm had its origin about 35 years ago when Mr. and Mrs. Lowell H. Moody started The Fountain here. They sold their business to Pettil Bros., who changed the name to The Palm and moved it from the store now occupied by Miss Neilly to its present location. Later Charles Edmonds of Cresco bought the business and conducted it a short time and then sold out to Mr. Sawvelle who has been the owner since. Mr. Sawvelle has enlarged the scope of the business from a mere fountain service to include a number of other lines and a short order lunch service. He also has had tho Jefferson Transportation Co., bus depot since that line has operated through here. The new owners need no introduction to our readers. They have been residents of Postville for 12 years, Mr. Overeen being in charge of the Falb Motor & Implement Co service and parts department. Albert Gunderson, 62, Passes Away Sunday _AJbert Gunderson, a lifelong resident of Clermont township, passed away Sunday afternoon at three o'clock in Postville hospital where he had been a patient for a weekTl Mr. Gunderson had been makings hlsnome in Postville with his sister, Mrs. Clara Helgerson, and in Oelwein with another sister, Mrs. O. R. Larson. Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the Schutte funeral home at 1:30 and at East Clermont church at 2:00. Interment will be in the ceme tery near the church. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Gunder Gunderson, he was born in Clermont township in March, 1884, following farming until a short time ago when he retired. His parents and four brothers, Hans, Edwin, John and Andrew, preceded him in death. He is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Frisbie of Elgin; Annie Gunderson and Josie, Mrs. O. R. Larson of Oelwein; Louise, Mrs. N. E. Glesne, of Elkader, and Mrs. Clara Helgerson of Postville. Funeral Was Held Friday For Mrs. Harry Turner Funeral services were held in the ommunity Presbyterian church Friday afternoon for Mrs. Harry N. Turner, 68, who had passed away last Wednesday morning at Postville hospital following a brief illness.)' The Rev. Eldon L. Seamans ofUcIafed and interment -was In Wagner cemetery. Mae Mill, daughter of John R. Mill and Sarah Gilbert Mill, was born on April 19, 1878, in New York State. After the death of her mother, she moved with her father to Schaller, Iowa, when she was four years old. On December 17, 1902, she was united in marriage with Harry N. Turner and moved to Clayton county, first to the Luana community and in 1923 to Grand Meadow township, south of Postville, which had since been her home. Mrs. Turner was a member of the Presbyterian church. She is survived by her husband and six children, Joyce (Mrs. Kenneth J. Kerr), Harold, Ruth, Lois, (Mrs. Ewald Brandt), Dale and Boyd; also 14 grandchildren, all living in the Post ville community. Relatives here from a distance to attend the services included E. L. Turner and Mr. and Mrs. Eli Temon- son of Grand Meadow, Minn., Mrs Alfred Nichols and Linnie of Waterloo; Mrs. Lloyd Johnson of Cedar Falls, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Meinken of Aurora, and Ed. Wirkler and Janet of Monona. Player Collision Stops Ball Game In Fourth Inning Postville to Play Monona In First Home Game; Offer Booster Tickets 100 ATTEND FORMAL OPENING OF TRI-CITY GOLF CLUB More than 100 persqns attended the formal, opening . of the Tri-City Golf club near Hardin Sunday ( A potluck supper was served in the clubhouse at :30 p. in. R. C. Huebner of Postville won the golf balls and nylon hose which were offered as prizes. \ Dr. Archibald McKinley Passes Away in Chicago Former Servicemen Given Discharges By Army and Navy Legionnaires to Attend District Meeting Tuesday Members of the Arthur F. Brandt Post of the American Legion will attend the fourth district Legion meeting at Charles City Tuesday, May 14. The meeting will open at 10 a. m. with representatives from the veterans administration helping veterans with their problems. A dutch lunch will be served at noon and at 1:30 p. m. several speakers will discuss current Legion affairs. A district meeting will be held in the high school auditorium at 7:30 p. m., which will be followed by a stag party at the Legion hall at 8:30 p. m. Members of the local Post, who wish to attend the district meeting, are asked to register with Norris Blegen, commander, before Tuesday. Those who wish to go in the morning will leave from Memorial hall at 8:30 o'clock.. No time has been set for those who want to go for the evening. Mrs. Bert Waters received word Monday that her cousin, Dr. Archibald McKinley, dentist, had passed away at his home in Chicago Sunday. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Chicago. Dr. McKinley was a son of Mr. and Mrs. James McKinley, pioneer Grand Meadow township farmers who lived on the place now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Larson. The family left here and moved to Iowa City about 52 years ago. He was a brother of Judge Michael L. McKinley, chief justice of the Superior Court of Illinois, Cook county, who survives together with his sister, Marie, his wife and one daughter. All boys interested in forming a kittenball team in Postville, are requested to meet Wednesday evening, May 15, by 7:30 o'clock at the baseball diamond on Smith Athletic Field. park, across from the hotel, The entire community is Invited. Everyone bring sandwiches, dishes and silver, Families of four or less are asked to bring one covered dish. Families of five or over are to bring two covered dishes, Ice cream and lemonade will be served In the park. ,Serving will begin promptly at noon, Food For Famine Drive'Starts Monday The "Food For Famine" drive in Postville will be started next Monday, according to , Mrs. Leonard W, Casten, local chairman. Boxes will be placed in every grocery store In town wherein the public may deposit canned goods and all stores will have jars in which cash may be placed. All collections will go to head quarters for dispatch to the stricken countries who are so dlrely in need of foodstuffs to tide them over until their crops are harvested next fall. . Your generous response is sought to make this drive a successful one hereJ JfEG'S BACK—SPRING'S HERB^ jfjiistln "Peg" Bellows arrived here orr*6unday morning from Gatesville, Texas, where he had spent the winter months. After a short visit here, he expects to go to North Dakota to, visit his brothers and their families and w,lll return to Texas in the fa' License Business is Good Says County Recorder With the approach of the fishing season and the expiration of last year's licenses, Miss Lillian Meierkord, County Recorder, reports a heavy rush of business at her office in the court house and at the depositories in the county. During the month of April receipts from the sale of licenses amounted to $1,582.50. Of this amount $317 came from the sale of 317 resident fishing licenses; $996 from 664 resident combination fishing and hunting licenses at $1.50 each; $7.00 for resident hunting licenses; $1.50 for one 6-day non-resi dent fishing license, and $261 for 87 non-resident season licenses. 15 Housing Units Ordered for Veterans The Postville town council at its regular meeting Friday night author ized the mayor, M. C, Deerlng, to file application with the federal public housing authority in Chicago for 15 family dwelling \jnlts for veterans and their families, The application was filled out and mailed this week, Joseph B, Steele, town clerk, announced Tuesday. A tentative site for the housing pro ject has been selected in east Post' vllle by a committee, The federal public housing authority will bring the units to Postville and erect them without cost to the' town, 'These units will be temporary hous ]\lng units and will be rented to local veterans at low. rates. / Three organizations, the Postville town council, the Postville Commer clal club and the Arthur F. Brandt Post of the American' Legion, are the sponsors. for the veterans' ' housing project, LaMont F. Gericke, Yeoman Third Ciais, U. S. Navy, is home after having served for 33 months, 22 of which in Bermuda. After leaving the "onion empire," LaMont was sent to the Navy separation center in Minneapolis where he was discharged last Thurs- dayTl Throughout his service he has been^sports writer for the base newspapers and expects to enroll in the journalism school at the State University of Iowa in Iowa City next fall. He finished his freshman year at the University of Dubuque before enlisting. LaMont is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldo Gericke of this city. Speaking of LaMont's discharge, the Penguinews, base newspaper on which he worked, has the following to say: Seldom has a base newspaper had the benefit and efficient service of such an able and willing sportsman. An avid sports fan, Doc was well equipped for his job and because of him, you've read a full page of sporting news each week for the past four months .... With him goes the hearty thanks and profound appreciation of a grateful staff and his host of friends." Harry O. Olson Out. Sgt,:.Harry O. Olson is home with a discharge after 37 months in the army. He is now at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole E. Olson, in Grand Meadow township, but expectsto enroll for a pre-law course this faTtTl Before entering the service, -he was a junior at Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls. Harry was with the Signal Intelligence Service and spent 16 months in India. Unlike many other local boys, he had an acquaintance in the same outfit with him, Ben Dale Pederson of Luana, who was dls charged at the same time. Harry wears the good conduct, American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific and Victory ribbons. Roy Olesen is Home. /The opening Scenic league baseball game between Lansing and Postville at Lansing Sunday afternoon was stopped in the fourth inning and declared "no contest" by the umpire after two Postville players collided in an attempt to catch a fly ball and were severely injured. ' ^James Looney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Looney, who live southeast of Postville, and Leland Walby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alwin Walby, who live near Frankville, were knocked unconscious when they collided in an attempt to catch the ball. ) The injured players were brought to the Postville Community hospital by Ray, Ken and Ambrose Looney, three brothers of James. ,\ .Released Monday. "'Young Walby regained consciousness early Sunday evening, but Looney remained unconscious until Monday morning. Walby received a bad cut on one car and Looney received a broken nose and several of his teeth were loosened. Both were released from the hospital Monday. To Finish Game. The game will be resumed on a later date at a celebration in Lansing, at the same place it was halted. When the game was called, Lansing was leading 4 to 1 with two men on base, one on second and one on third, with one out, in the fourth inning. Glenn J. Jarmes, manager of the Postville team, said Monday that he has a scrappy, smart bunch of ball players and he expects them to give any team in the league a battle. He does, however, think he will work in some young players. The younger boys are faster, more alert and are eager to play and he believes that he can use some of them to advantage during the long season. Fifteen suits have been ordered for the team and should be here the first week in June, Mr. Jarmes said. Manager Jarmes has arranged to have one of the school buses for transportation of the tram when it plays away from home. There will be room for a number of local fans to accompany the team on these trips, he said. The bus will leave from The Palm at noon on Sundays when the team plays on the road. Booster Season Tickets. Season tickets are now on sale at $3 each for 10 games and can be purchased from any of the team members or from the manager, Mr. Jarmes, at Jarmes food store. Get yours today ! The first home game will be played here Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Smith athletic field with Postville meeting the strong Monona nine. There shoulfl be a large crowd of local fans at this game to boost the home team in its start in the Scenic league. Results of other opening games are: Garnavillo walloped Waukon, 20 to 3, and Prairie du Chien downed Harpers Ferry, 20 to 12. Monona blanked Castalia, 12 to 0, with Frank Tehel having a no-hit game to his credit until the final inning. Farmersburg beat Elkader, 8 to 5. Next Sunday's games are, Garnavillo at Elkader, Farmersburg at Castalia, Harpers Ferry at Waukon, Lansing at Prairie du Chien, and Monona at Postville. " hreej A [iJU..(jg) Boy Olesen, who was dls charged last month after serving with the navy in the southwest Pacific, arrived here yesterdayT) He has been visiting relative8-''nr"Califarnia since his discharge. Lieutenant Olesen, who is on terminal leave, is living at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hammel. He will resume his position of assistant cashier of the Postville State Bank which he held before enlisting in the navy three years ago. Calvin Snltker Out of Navy, yCalvln D. Snltker, MM 3 /C, son of MlrT*and Mrs. Dan Snltker of R. 2, Postville, was discharged l5y the navy last Friday at the personnel separation center at Great Lakes, Illja bulletin received at this offlClTslates. Huebner Gets Promotion. Mr. and Mrs. Henry T, Huebner hove a letter fronv their son, Petty Officer Eugene Huebner, written at Shanghai, China, April 26, in which he says he is, now a radio teletype operator. LUTHERAN CHURCH PEOPLE ATTENDING SYNOD MEETING ;.Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Meyer, Rev. and Mrs. F. R. Ludwig, Mrs. Bertha Schroeder and Mrs. Emma Thoma went to Muscatine Monday where the annual convention of the Iowa Synod of the United .Lutheran church is being held this week.^Mr. Meyer is the delegate from *S »tr "Paul's Lutheran church of this city, while the ladies are delegates to the Women's Missionary convention which is also in session there. Local Weather Station Discontinued Perhaps you've been wondering why the Herald hasn't been carrying the record of temperatures and rainfall the past several weeks as has been the custom for several years. Albert Bertelson informs us that his weather observatory has been dismantled by the state weather bureau and parpher- nalia shipped to Des Moines. The only reason given for the discontinuance of the loaol station was that its location was not suitable.

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