Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 15, 1946 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 15, 1946
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Number 28. Evans Announces Honor Students At Class Night Palmer Leads Athletes; Mary Brown in Normal; Name ,2 to Boys State At the senior class carnival Monday night the following awards were presented. Coach Stanley Kvnm presented Bill Palmer as the outstanding athlete with the highest grade average in the senior class. Mrs. Irene Rogers next gave the award to the senior/Normal training girl who had earned the most merits which they have kept account of for the past two yenrs. The award went to Mary Brown. Wayne Thurm, social science instructor, presented the American History awards to Russell Harris and Violet Gordnnicr as the high boy and high girl in the history class. These awards are sponsored by the S. A. R. and n. A. R. Robert H. Burling presented Grant Schultz and Leo Christ- offcrson with Boys' State awards. This entitles them to one week of cam)) with honored boys from other parts of the state. Their trip is sponsored by the Postville Commercial club and the American Legion. Stipt- R- L. Evans then gave the citizenship award to the boy and girl front the class of 1946. These people, who were selected by their teachers, were Milton Turner and Gwen Schultz. Concluding this presentation of awards was the announcement of those seniors who had received an average of 90 or above during their high school careers. These were ller- nice Haehcldcr, Marjoric Bareis. Jean Douglass. Ruth Elaine Green. Betty Gunderson, Virginia Heuser. Dorothy Kerr. Marjoric Kerr. Shirley McNally. Hose Marie Meyer, Rosella Opsand. Vivian Osmundson, William Palmer, Charles Peakc, Virginia Pcckham. Gwendolyn Schultz, Doris Wnlby, and Gretchen Zicmnn. Baseball Letter Winners. Monday night during the class night exercises. C?onch Stanley Kvnm presented the following boys with letters for having done meritorious work in baseball during the present season. Those honored wore Rodney Anderson. Leo ChristofTorson, Bob Douglass, Vernon Gericke, Gilbert Livingood. Jim Malone, Dwight Mnrston, Bernald Martins, Bill Palmer, Art Schultz, Cloy Schultz, Grant Schultz and Eugene Severn. Keith Olson was awarded a Manager's letter. Whip Jack Bush's Team, 6-5. The Postville high school Pirates came from behind in the seventh inning to defeat Jack Bush's Strawberry Point baseball team, 6 to 5, here Tuesday afternoon. Bill Palmer hit a triple in the final inning with two men on base, bringing in the tying and winning runs. Art Schultz was the heavy slugger for the day. getting three triples. lite Schultzes scored all the runs for Postville with Art scoring three, Cloy two, and Grant one. Postville collected ten hits and made four errors, while Strawberry Point got six hits and made only two mistakes. Cloy Schultz was the Postville pitcher, with Bill Palmer catching. Commercial Awards. Eight commercial students earned typing certificates on the April competent typist test. First-year typists Eileen Winter, Willis Schultz, Marjorle Kerr and Harold Evert were awarded 30-word certificates. Forty-word certificates were earned by Darlene Szabo and Dorothy Looney, and 50-word certificates by Marian Hammond and Vivian Osmundson, all second-year students. Rosella Opsand passed the complete theory test in shorthand and will be awarded a' certificate as evidence of her achievement. Betty Trudo, a first-year shorthand student, is now wearing a bronze 0' G, A. pin which she won for the excellency of her notes in the annual Order of Gregg Artists contest. The club report hasn't been received as yet. • Thespian Picnic. Thespian troupe No. 294 enjoyed a wiener roast at the Stono House last Wednesday night. They spent the evening climbing hills, eating wieners and ice cream, drinking coke and listening to popular records, < The climax of the evening came with the initiation of five new members into the troupe. The Initiates were Vernon Gericke, Vivian Osmund son, Bill Palmer. Art Schultz and Grant Schultz. Everyone seemed to have a fiooi time, with the possible exception # the troupe's sponsor, Miss Doris A >ed, who accldently got a painful switch in the eye with a stick u* 'or roasting wieners. (Continued on page eight) Governor Names Sunday 'Food-For-Faminc' Day Gov. Robert D. Blue has proclaimed Sunday, May 19, as Iowa Food-for- Fnmine Sunday. "1 designate this Sunday ns a day of solemn prayer and thoughtful retrospection, with the hope that needed food may be diverted to hungry peoples," said the governor In making the proclamation. He further urged that every Iowa minister devote a portion of his church services to this problem and that every' citizen attend church Sunday. "The world faces a critical food crisis," continued Governor Blue. "Millions of people are starving in Europe: millions more are desperately hungry in India. In China, thousands die by the roadside every day." The United States must assume the responsibility for saving these people, stated the governor. "Our boys fought valiantly to win the .war and it is up to us ns citizens to do everything in our power to win the peace." said Blue. "Wc have the food which can save the lives of millions of our fellow men." In his proclamation the governor further suggests that "just as our sons and daughters accepted the call to war. so must Iownns now accost this great humanitarian responsibility. The world looks to its leading agricultural state for help." EI) FLOODY REAPPOINTED POSTMASTER AT CASTALIA Housing Problems ]D /-Ike Senate confirmed the appointment of Ed Floody as postmaster at Castalia this week. Mr. Floody has been in the office since January 16, 1W2, when he succeeded Henry Schultz. uliir resigned to take over as rural route mail carrier at CastaliaT) 6lst Commencement At Postville Schools To be Held Tonight The Gist annual commencement of Postville high school will be held at the school auditorium tonight at eight o'clock. Dr. John Scholte Nollen will deliver the commencement address, and diplomas will be awarded to the following: Bcrnicc Bncheldor Gilbert Livingood Marjoric Bareis John Martins Gene Brainard Dwight Marston Mary Brown Rose Marie Meyer Jean Douglass Ramona Meyer Betty Foisom Shirley McNally Lorimer Fuelling Shirley Jean Mundt Vernon Gericke Margie Olson Erwin Clock Rosella Opsand Ruth Elaine Green Vivian Osmundson Ardis Green William Palmer Betty Gunderson Charlie Peake Robert Hager Virginia Peckham Marian Hammond John Ruckdascliel Otto Hanson. Jr. Corrine Rypestol Donald Harris Gwenn Schultz Virginia Heuser Arthur Schultz Arlo Hilmcr Floyd Schultz F. Charles Hoth Eugene Severn Dorothy Kerr Darlene Szabo Marjorie Kerr Milton Turner Marian Koenig Jack VanderWog Calvin Kostman Doris Walby Ethel Kurth Robert Wettleson Dunne Lammcrt Gretchen Zieman School Picnic. The entire community is urged to remember the picnic which will be held in the Postville park across from the hotel Friday, May 17. Families of four or less are asked to bring one covered dish, while families of Ave or over arc to bring two covered dishes. Everyone should bring sandwiches, dishes and silver. Ice cream and lemonade or coffee will be served, The committee in charge of the food tables is Mrs. Leonard Casten, Mrs. Helmuth Meyer, Mrs. Harvey Chrlstofterson and Mrs. Elmer Hoth. Covered dishes may be given to any of them. Servlrfg will begin promptly at noon. F. T. A. Trip To Cedar Falls. The Future Teachers club of P. H. S. has big plans for May 21 and 22. Mrs. Irene F. Rogers, normal training critic, and Mrs. Wtllard Schutte', with the ten normal training students, are planning a trip to Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls, The purpose of the trip is to get an idea of college life and the courses offered at the Teachers College. Expenses of the trip are paid from the nickels and dimes that were earned selling hot dogs, cokes and popcorn at football and basketball games, Mombers of the F. T, A. are Mary Brown, Betty Ann Foisom, Ardis Green, Gwenn Schultz and Doris Walby, seniors; Lollta Buddenberg, Gertrude Henning, Bernlta Monroe, Mary Thornton, Margaret' Winter, juniors J Royalty of From.vJ»* tV *' ''{Saturday night in thertairyisnd of Erin, the royalty of thorprom was announced. King and queen of the affair were Art Schultz and Marjorle Bareis, while Grant Schultz and De- Elta Buraas were prince and princess. They were elected to this honor by the high school faculty, . 0 I'VE LEASED HOUSE Zieman Named Trustee Of the Children's Home Local Fire Department Helps Fight Waukon Fire ^_The Postville fire department was called to Waukon Monday morning to help fight n fire which destroyed the Cities Service Oil Company service station, an adjoining bulk gasoline plant and a warehouse. containing drums of aviation gasoline. J The Decorah fire department also" aided the Waukon and Postville departments. The fire started about 9:10 a. m., when a service station attendant threw a switch to load a truck. A spark was believed to have ignited gasoline fumes in the pump house, which was soon a mass of flames, it was reported Monday. The Are was brought under control about 3 p. m. and was out at 4 p. m. A large column of black smoke could be seen from here and a large number of Postville residents joined the sightseers at the scene of the fire. A tank of gasoline exploded just before noon and the resulting blast could also be seen from here. \/ Martens Bound for Home \ Has Thrilling Experience _Mr. and Mrs. John C. Martens have a letter from his brother, Leonard Martens, Seaman first class, who is on Guam awaiting transportation for the states and a discharge.) Leonard has been in the navy two years, most of .which was spent in the Pacific. •\)n April 23 he left aboard a YP for Eniwetoc, Pearl Harbor and home, but the boat ran Into difficulty and sank. He and all others were rescued, but they lost all of their belongings and were taken back to Guanv"\ They are now awaiting other transportation to get them back to the U. S. "Left to Write" Author Visits the Herald Office Lou Gardner, author of the column, "Left to Write," which appears each week in the Herald, was a caller Monday forenoon while in northeastern Iowa on business. Mr. Gardner is a former newspaper man and in his travels delights in calling on printshops "to get the smell of ink" and to look oyer the equipment. As publicity director for the Republican state central committee, Mr. Gardner is also keenly interested in the trend of politics and opines as how Iowa will go Republican again in 1946. Playground Project Discussed at Meeting Ijrtie. Cora B. Darling school playground project was discussed at the May meeting of the Postville Commercial, dub Thursday nightr> ^he Commercial Club" went on record as recommending that the school board take Immediate steps to acquire additional property to complete this project. The property was purchased some time ago from A. J. Palas and additional property is needed by the school? Tltis J meeting was the last regular meeting until September and the club turned over the handling of all business until then to the executive committee which is composed of the following persons: Wlllard Schutte, president; A. Burr Cook, vice president; Boyd B. Turner, secretary; C. C. Hoth, treasurer; Earl Abernethy, J. L. Gr.egg, R. M, Hecker, Elmer Hoth and ELrte RuckdaBchel, directors. -• Following the dinner, an interesting program was held with Joseph B, Steele questioning veterans of World War II about their experiences during the war. The veterans who appeared on the program were Boy Olesen, Louis Hill,.Jr., Frank Dulong of Maiden, Mass., Bernard C. Smith, John Thull, Glenn J. Jarmes, Robert H, Burling and James Kerndt of Lansing, Mpst Teachers Engaged For Next School Year The Postville school board announces the following teachers engaged for next year: Wayne E. Thurm, principal; Willard J. Grove, agriculture; Merna L. Aitchlson. commercial subjects; Merle Bruene, homemaking; Mrs. Irene Rogers, normal training critic; Ruth Mackert, mathematics; Doris All- rod, English and speech; Ruth Hilliger, Florence Hoth, Margaret Corkery, Leila Nash and Audrey Plath, grades. These are teachers who taught here last year. Contracts have been signed by the following new teachers: Kenneth T. Cook of New Hampton, superintendent; R. L. Smith of Lovilia, coach; Shirley Klinkel of Monona, and Kathleen Duncan of Cresco, grades. Teachers still to be hired are for one grade position, instrumental music, vocal music and one high school^ position. V Rocking Contract is Let For Hardin Road Project lAfi recent meeting of the board of supervisors of Clayton county a number of contracts for surfacing of roads were let, among which were the Hardin .road project and the road south of town.^ Or the bids submitted for the 4.08 miles of Hardin road surfacing, 4.70 miles of resurfacing in Grand Meadow township and resurfacing two miles In Monona township, which projects were let in one lot, Roverud Construction Co., of Spring Grove, Minn., were ..lowest bidders with $13,065, and were awarded the contract. The total cost of contracts for grading, culverts and crushed rock surfacing let by the supervisors . was $87,727.90. \^ Restore Passenger Trains After 4-Day Interruption _ThS Milwaukee passenger trains, No. 18, eastbound, leaving Postville at 2:00 p. m., and No. 3, westbound, leaving here at 4:59 a. m., were restored Tuesday following a four-day interruption. C. C. Searls, local agent reports^] , SeTvlce is now resumed on all trains excepting the two freights which were removed last week. These are discontinued until further notice. The Iowa Synod of the United Lutheran Church, In convention assembled at Muscatine May 6 to 8, elected Elmer Zieman of Postville to serve as one of its two trustees on the board of the Nachusa Lutheran Home for Children at Nachusa, Illinois. The Rev. LeRoy F. Weihe, son of Mrs. John Weihe of this community, is the superintendent of the Nachusa Home. TO GIVE DRIVERS TESTS IN POSTVILLE NEXT TUESDAY Rural 8th Graders Graduate Saturday The 16th annual eighth grade commencement will be held at the Waukon high school auditorium next Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, M, H, Goede, county superintendent, announces. Jeannlne Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Harris, of Post township Is the highest ranking student to bo graduated and on the program she will give the address of welcome. The commencement address will be given by Rev, George De F. Fisher; a concert by the Waukon school band; num hers by the eighth grade rural school choir under the direction of Lester McCoy; conservation awards by Hor ace Clark; and presentation of dt< plomas by Mr. Goede are other highlights of the program. Among the graduates will be Lome Baumgartner of Ludlow No. 4 school,' who also is listed as an honor student. Others from Ludlow township to get their diplomas are George Duffy, LaVern Flage, VirgH Opfer, David Sntt- ker, Mary Ann Klocke, Dolores Krambeer, Darlene Klocke and Marian Kostman. From Franklin township: Arthur Swenson and Lauryne Rush. From Post township in addition to Jeannlne Harris: Harold Glock and Curtis Strien. A member of the Iowa Highway Safety Patrol will be in Postville next Tuesday to give drivers' and chauffeurs' driving examinations. He will be at Memorial hall all day and anyone wishing to apply for driving licenses may contact him there. Marshal Eldo Gericke should be contacted for further information concerning the tests. GOV. BLUE AT CLERMONT , AS MEMORIAL DAY SPEAKER Governor Robert D. Blue has accepted an invitation to speak at the Memorial Day exercises in Clermont high school gymnasium on Thursday, May 30, at 10:30 a. m. This will be Governor Blue's second appearance in Clermont, as he spoke there two years ago at the school commencement exercises. There will be two shows each night of the engagement of "LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN" at the Iris Theatre on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, May 26, 27, 28 and 29. Be sure that you see th!« grand Technicolor drama. It will undoubtedly win the Academy Award for 1946! Postville Loses 8-7 In Thrilling Opener With Monona Sunday _Th.e_ Postville nine of the Scenic Iowa league lost to Monona, 8 to 7, here Sunday afternoon in the first home baseball game of the season.) Local fans were treated to a pitching duel between Arbe Bareis and Frank Tehel, both former star hiirlers for the Postville high school PiratesT"\ Bareis, on the mound-fOrPostville, pitched to 40 batters and struck out 10, walked four and gave up eight hits. He faced Tehel five times as a batter and collected three hits—one two-base hit and two three-baggers. He struck out twice. Pitching for Monona, Tehel faced 39 batters and struck out 10, walked five and was nicked for 11 hits. He was at bat four times against Bareis and got only one hit—a single. He was struck out twice and was out on a fly ball to rightfleld. With the best of the pitching duel and a better day at bat to his credit, Bareis lost a close one when his teammates were guilty of six errors while Monona only made three mistakes. The game was in the bag for the locals going into the first half of the ninth, leading 7 to 5, when Monona slammed out three clean hits and scored three runs. Postville couldn't connect in the last half of the final inning and the game ended when Bareis struck out with one man on base. Manager Glenn Jarmes was right last week in predicting that the younger players would get a chance to play and would prove themselves. Three high school playeYs, Dwight Marston, Cloy Schultz and Bill Palmer, played nice- games with Marston connecting for a home run in the fifth inning for the best hit of the day. Postville AB H R Gericke, 2b 3 11 B; Looney, 3b 3 0 1 R. Brainard, c 5 10 L. Palmer, lb 5 2 0 K. Looney, rf... 4 0 1 Smith, If 2 0 0 Schultz, cf 2 1 0 Marston, ss 4 2 2 Bareis, p 5 3 1 B. Palmer. If 3 1 1 K. Brainard, rf 3 0 0 Rob Rima Cafe Of $ 35 Friday; Attempt Others State Agents Summoned To Assist Local Officers In Tracing Down Clues LThe Rima cafe was broken into sometime Friday night and $35 was stolen from the cash register and a box which was used for sales tax money. The thieves gained entrance into the building by taking off the storm window and prying out the inside window on the south side between the cafe and the D-X service stationT^ The robbery was discovered^Saturday morning by Harold Rima when he and Mrs. Rima opened the cafe. No merchandise was taken, Mr. Rima reported. Eldo Gericke, town marshal, was notified and, after making a preliminary Investigation, he called Peter Hendrickson, Allamakee county sheriff, and Donald H. Martindale, deputy sheriff. The sheriff and his deputy investigated the robbery and called in Glenn "Tiny" Mueller of Guttcnberg, agent of the state bureau of investigation. The two windows were taken to Des Moines where the fingerprints on them were recorded by the state bureau of investigation. Robbery attempts have recently been made at The Palm, the Postville bakery, the Postville lumber company, Hill hardware store and the Postville locker service. The local marshal, the sheriff and the state agents are working on several clues in an attempt to solve the robbery and the recent robbery attempts. Mr. Gericke requests that any suspicious characters or suspicious actions be reported immediately by calling central at the local telephone office. The central on duty knows where to find him any time during the night. Totals 39 Monona AB L. G. Prahn, 3b 4 Wold, If 4 Lambert, lb 4 Schlitter, cf 5 Stevenson, ss 8 L. Drahn, c :., 3 Tehel, p 4 BaskervtUe, rf 3 Freeman, 2b 4 Kurth 9 11 H 3 \° 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 8 Totals .40 Score by Innings: Monona , Ill 020- 003—8 Postville 200 040 100—7 Local fans who wish to accompany the baseball team to Castalia Sunday will meet at The Palm before noon, There will be room for a number of persons on the bus, Manager Jarmes announced this weVk, Poppy Day in Postville Set for Saturday, May 25 There is a story behind every one of the little red poppies which the citizens of Postville will wear, in honor of the*war dead Saturday, May 25, Poppy Day. Each poppy is different and has its own story, explained Mrs. Otto Fischer president of the Postville American Legion Auxiliary, which is completing preparations for observance of Poppy Day here. The popples have been received at American Legion headquarters here from M. Myrton Skelley, department secretary at Des Moines, where they were made by disabled veterans of both wars. Mrs. Fischer told about them as they were made ready for distribution. 'As they are made by hand, no two of the flowers are exactly alike," she said. "Some come from the hands of men who were hurt 28 years ago in the battles of the first world war. Others have been shaped by young veterans injured in Europe or in the Pacific in the second conflict. If we could know the stories of all those veterans, old and young, they would make an epic of service and suffering for the security of America. "Making the poppies has two important benefits for the disabled veterans," Mrs. Fischer continued. "First, it enables them to earn money. The American Legion Auxiliary pays them for every poppy they make. "Second, the work is valuable as occupational therapy. It occupies their hands and minds and helps them get well. "I hope everyone who puts on a poppy on Poppy Day will look at the little flower and think of the men who make the popples, what they have been through and what they are still enduring because of their war service. Then it will be understood that the poppy is a carefully shaped symbol of remembrance made by the disabled in honor of their departed comrades." National Fair Offers $600 In Prizes at Horse Show Plans are completed to hold the northeast Iowa horse show at the National fair grounds at National on Decoration day, May 30, at one o'clock, $600.00 in prize money is offered in all the popular classes, including ponies, three-galted, flve-gaited, spotted horse, pleasure horse, Tennessee walking horse, Palomino, combination riding and driving, stallion class, stock horse and musical chair for ponies. John Hartwlck, McGregor has charge of the entries and may be contacted for entry blanks. The exhibit promises to' be the outstanding horse show of the year. A number of entries have been made by prominent horsemen of the middle-west. Admission 50 cents, plus tax. V /

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