Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 22, 1946 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 22, 1946
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1946. Number 29. Announce Plans Of New Building To House REA Expect to Begin Work On 106x60 Ft. Structure During Coming Summer 'The Allamnkec-Clnyton Electric Cooperative, Inc., expects to begin construction on a modern office building in Pnslville this summer.] This announcement was mtrtle by Kcrmit James, superintendent of the local REA. Monday. Plans call for the erection of a two- story building on the lots purchased earlier this year from the Town of Postville and which are located west of tho Burr Cook service station The building will have a frontage of 100 feet and n depth of 60 feet. It will be mostly of steel, cement block and brick construction, fireproof throughout. The lower floor will have a surface entrance at the rear and is to contain the heating plant, storage space for materials as well as a garage and repair shop.' On the second floor which will have a surface entrance from the front, will be located the office rooms for stenographers, superintendent, directors and a large meeting room. Approval for the construction was pranted Saturday at Dcs Moines by the Civilian Production administration who allowed the $50,000 non-residential building permit. Crowded Quarters. Tho steady growth of the local Co- I'porttive in its seven years of existence has necessitated the addition of increased help to handle the huge amount of bookkeeping and office work. Present office quarters have been overtaxed and are wholly inadequate to operate with efficiency. At present the Cooperative is serving 3.700 patrons in the counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek. Construction work on additional lines is going forward and j when these are completed and service hookups made, an additional 300 patrons will be added, Mr. James stated. School Children Give to Food-For-Famine Drive Postville srliool children have contributed S10.H7 in cash and 2IKI cans of food in the Fnod-For-Famine drive now underway here, according to Mrs. L. W. Castcn, local chairman, In the canned foods contributed were such items as corn, peas, carrots, beets, tomato soups, milk, mixed vegetables, pork and beans, prunes, juices, meat, salmon, beans, and other wanted items. Mrs. Casten has 75 jars placed in local stores as receptacles for cash donations in which people wishing to help this cause may deposit contributions. All cash and canned goods will be forwarded to the proper authorities who will send them to countries where hunger and famine is threatening. Postville Nine Will Play Prairie du Chien Sunday The Postville baseball team will play the Prairie du Chien nine at Prairie du Chien in a Scenic league game Sunday afternoon during the 194G Villa Louis Opening. The locals' game with Castalia last Sunday was cancelled because of the rain. Two buses will be used Sunday in the trip to Prairie du Chien. Manager Glenn Jarmes announced this week, so that a number of baseball fans can accompany the team. The buses will leave The Palm at noon Sunday. Other games in the league Sunday are as follows: Castalia at Garnavillo, Lansing at Elkader, Harpers Ferry at Farmersburg, and Monona at Waukon. 01 Backyard Activities Five Pound Brown Trout Caught by Charles Hoth iFjghjng near Myron last Thursday afternoon, Charles Hoth, who the night before had been given a diploma at the commencement exercises, caught a 5-ppund German Brown trout to take the championship crown in the local trout fishing derby ."7 The fish measured 24 inches long and 12Mi inches around at the pelvic and dorsal fins. Accompanying Charles on the fishing trip was his grandfather, Charles H. Hoth. A—few days before Charles made his record catch, County Attorney Herman Haehlen of Waukon caught a brown trout, from the same hole, that measured 25 Hi inches in length and is said to have weighed 5Vi pounds. Ida E. Smith Passes On M At the Postville Hospital Eileen Chamberlain Walz \ Passes On in California Louis Krambeer, 64, Passes On Monday; Hold Rites Today Legion Auxiliary to Sell Poppies Here Saturday Saturday, May 25, will be Poppy day in Postville and in thousands of other cities and towns throughout the United States. Millions of Americans will pay tribute to the nation's war dead by wearing memorial poppies. Preparations for the observance of Poppy day here have been completed under the leadership of Mrs. R. C. Huebner, poppy chairman of the local American Legion Auxiliary. Volunteers from the Auxiliary will be on the streets early Saturday morning with baskets of poppies which they will offer to be worn in honor of the dead of both world wars. No price will be asked for the pop- Pies, but contributions will be solicited for the welfare and rehabilitation funds of the Legion and Auxiliary- All money received will be used for the benefit of disabled veterans and families of veterans. It will be expended largely in aid to needy veterans and families in Iowa during the coming year. The only paid workers in the poppy program are the disabled veterans who [ make the flowers. The poppies to be | distributed hero Saturday have been ; made by disabled veterans of both wars at Des Moines and Marshall- i town. Louis C. Krambeer, a resident of this community since 1906 and of Post- i villc since 1940, passed on at his home here Monday morning after a 10-day illness. Ho was .ajjed 04 years, two months and 19 days. Funeral services are being held this afternoon in the Community Presbyterian church, with the Rev. Eldon L. Scamans officiating. Interment will be in the Postville cemetery. Pallbearers are Harold Brewer. Henry Larson, Carl C. Sander. Olio Schroeder, James W. Steele and Fred C. Ruckdaschel. Louis Christian Krambeer was born at Dexter. Minn., March 1, 1882, the son of John and Augusta Engelhardt Krambeer. As a young child he came with his parents to Clayton county and this community has since been his home. He was united in marriage with Cora Walter of Monona on November 27, 190G. and to this union were born six children, all of whom live in this community.' Lawrence, Ellen (Mrs. Gerald Koopman), Helen (Mrs. Lawrence Bollman), Arno, Elmer and Evelyn, the latter being at home. Mr. Krambeer lived on a farm in Grand Meadow township until 1940 when the family moved to Postville. He was a member of the Community Presbyterian church and was active in many of the farmers' organizations in this community. In addition !o his wife and six children, he is survived by 27 grandchildren, six brothers and five sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends. His parents, a sister and a brother preceded him in death. Miss Ida E. Smith, a lifelong resi dent of this community passed on at Postville hospital Sunday afternoon following a month's illness. She was aged 78 years, two months and 28 days. Funeral services were held Tuesday" afternoon at the Schutte funeral home, with the Rev. J. B. Haddock, pastor of the United Brethren church officiating, and interment was in Smith cemetery, Post township. Ida Elner Smith was born as the daughter of Davis and Marene (Barham) Smith in Post township on February 21, 1808. Her entire lifetime was spent in this community. At one time she taught in the Lybrand school. With her parents. Miss Smith moved to a home near Frankville in 1900. Her father passed away in February, 1901, after which she and her mother continued to live there until her mother passed away on May 22. 1931. Soon after this, she went to live with her brother's family and for the past 12 years she has made her home with her niece, Mrs. Arthur Price. In early life she became a member of the Bethel U. B. church. She is survived by her only brother, Ira E. Smith, and two nephews, Lester and Clinton Smith, all of Postville, and two nieces, Pearl Price of Postville and Ethelyn Smith of Manchester. ^ Mrs. Ervin C. Walz, the former Eileen Chamberlain, passed away last night following a major operation submitted to in a Burbank, Calif., hospital. She is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Chamberlain of this citsO Mr. and Mrs. Walz have been milking their home in Van Nuys, California, Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of the body in Postville and interment will be in the Postville cemetery. Mrs. Walz graduated from Postville high school, in 1938 and later attended Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls. She taught in the Castalia schools before going to the west coast to take work in a war industry. She was married to Mr. Walz. a native of Pacific, Mo., on March 10, 1944. at Vancouver, Wash., while he was in the air corps stationed at Portland, Oregon. In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by three brothers, Wayne, Harlan and Earl, and her grandmother, Mrs. A. L. Chamberlain of this city. Former Postville Teacher Seeks Office in Wyoming Friends of Miss Edna B. Stolt, former teacher in t he Postville schools have been advised that she is seeking the office of state superintendent of public instruction in Wyoming. Miss Stolt left here in 1921, having taught here under Supt. G. W. Hunt. She has been a resident of Wyoming for 20 years, during which she has held a number of responsible positions in the field of education. For some time she was a supervisor in the state university and has held superintend­ ences in several schools. Her present position is supervisor of elementary and special education for Wyoming, with offices at Cheyenne. 30 Congregations Will Attend Rally At St Paul's Sunday A Lutheran World Action rally will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Sunday evening at 8:00 o'clock. Mrs. Lute J. Stone, 78, Passes On at Waukon Local Clubs Asking Help For Children of Greece The Club of the Hour and Monday Club are sponsoring a drive in Postville to help clothe the children of Greece. Miss Florence Hoth of the Club of the Hour makes the following appeal: "Go through your scrap box. Take a yard more or less of material to the Interstate Power Co., office and we will see to it that all contributions are sent to the central collecting office for the needly children of Greece." | Clayton Farm Bureau To Picnic on June 2nd The Clayton county Farm Bureau W >11 hold its annual picnic at the Elkader fair grounds Sunday, June 2, according to an announcement from Steve Donlon, president of! the organization. Herb Plambeek, WHO farm editor, D «s Moines, will be guest speaker. Hans are also being made for a sports Program. Members of the program committee Include Grover Hahn, Elkader; Vernon Dlers, St. Olaf, and Butch Wirkler, Garnavillo.' Members of the sports committee are Harvey Daniels, Elkader! Burton Thorson, St. Olaf, and Elmer Eggiman, Elkader.J MONONA NINE LOSES, 5-2, IN STATE TOURNAMENT The Monona high school nine lost to Mason City, 5 to 2, Monday morning at Manson in the first round of tho state "Igh school baseball tournament. The Monona team entered the state ">eet with a record of 14 wins and two losses. One of the two losses was to [he Postvillo Pirates April 30, when *e locals won, 6 to 5, Monona downed we locals, 1 to 0, at Monona April 18. Mrs. Lute J. Stone, 78, a former Postville resident, passed away at her home in Waukon last Saturday and funeral services were held yesterday afternoon. She was born in Post township as Mary Barrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Barrett, and had resided in Allamakee county throughout her lifetime. Mr. Stone was for a time a plumber in Postville. Five children survive. Her husband, who passed away six years ago, was a brother of the late Ed Stone of this city and an uncle of Harold Stone, local barber. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stone dnd Mr. and Mrs. Bert E. Tuttlo attended the funeral service yesterday. 50 -YEAR AWARD. Charles Oehring, a former Postville man who now is a druggist at Elkader, was recently honored by the Iowa Pharmacy examiners who presented him with a 50-year certificate. The award was made to 218 pharmacists in the state. Mr. Oehring has been in business in Elkader since 1890. He is a brother of Wm. Oehring of this city. Donald Enyart of Post On County's Honor Roll Donald Enyart, son of Mr, and Mrs. James N. Enyart, of Post township was a member of the eighth grade graduation class at the commencement exercises held at Waukon Monday. He was among the 15 students on the select honor roll and is a student of Highland school. ' Other honor students from this sec- v.on of the county were Jennnine Harris, West Grove school, Post township, valedictorian of tho class, and Lorna Baumgartner, Ludlow No. 4. At the Clayton county graduation of eighth graders held recently the following from Grand Meadow were given their diplomas: Mary Casten, Ramona Caughron, Delores Erickson, Ronald Fox, Milo Hammond, Lois Koopman, Virginia McNally,» Joan Meyer, Lillian Mueller, Wanda Preuss, John Schultz and Dcane Werger. Virginia McNuIly and Dolores Erickson wore on the honor roll. In the Winneshiek county eighth grade commencement held yesterday tho following from Bloomfleld township were among the graduates: Marilyn Green,- Mario Meyer, William Oh- loff, Polmer Martens, Joe Muchow, Jr., and Dorothy Schutte. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Klemme and daughter arrived home Thursday from Omaha, Nebr.. where they had attend ed the funeral of Mrs. Klemme's mother on Wednesday. Evans To Succeed Sander as Agent ) R. L. Evans, who earlier this year designed as superintendent of the Postvillo schools, has been engaged as agent of the Postville Farmers Co operative Society to succeed Carl C. Sander, who tendered his resignation because of ill health. \ The change at the Farmers Store will be made on July 1, it is announced by the board of directors of the local Cooperative. Mr. Sander has been agent for the Cooperative since December 1, 1920, when ho succeeded the late John Waters. Previous to that Mr. Sander was secretary at the local creamery. Since taking over management of the Farmers company 25 years ago, Mr, Sander has successfully brought it onto a prosperous and paying basis, in 1920 the company handled 7,225 head of hogs and 790 head of calves, Last year it shipped out of here 15,723 hogs and 1,018 calves, with all livestock sales amounting to $611,010.72, more than double the total of 1020. Merchandise sales likewise have increased during Mr/ Sander's regime. In its last published report merchandise sales for the year were $100,970,02, as compared to $69,510.94, in 1920. When Mr, Evans takes over at the store, Mr. Sander will remains with him in an advisory capacity. Sander has no plans for the future as yet, MOVE TO INDIANA. Mrs. Henry Keeslar shipped her household goods to Marion, Indiana, yesterday and with her daughter, Karen Lee, will leave for that city Friday to make her home. Her husband has found a home and employment in Marion. He had been working in Chicago, but was unable to find living quarters there. Cut Butter Supply y To Postville Stores / Postville people will have to cut down on their butter consumption, or else quit sending packets of butter to friends.and : t.elatlyesat dlstantp.olntSj, F-The directors'of Sie~farmers'"Cooperative Creamery Co., at their meeting Monday evening directed their employees to limit each Postville store to 150 pounds of butter per week, deliv ered to them In 50-pound lots on three (days of each week, ^This action became necessary bo cause of the increased demand for the local creamery's product which has jumped from 4,000 pounds per month during rationing to over 8,000 pounds in recent monms^j Before rationing 6,000 pounds per month amply 6up, plied the local demand. Creamery of flcials state that the added work of printing and wrapping the butter in one-pound packets does not sufficient' ly compensate them, since local butter is sold for less than they get when they ship it to market in bulk. They say the abnormal demand for the local plant's product has come about by the large amounts of butter being sent by local people to relatives and friends in distant places where curtailed supply has brought about rationing in stores. Until this practice is stopped, a voluntary rationing must be put in effect here, The Rev. H. Conrad Hoyer, Chicago executive secretary of the division of American missions of the National Lutheran Council and director of rallies for Lutheran World Action, will be the principal speaker. Also on the program are the Rev. Hermann W. Siefkes, Waterloo, president of the Iowa district of the American Lutheran church, the Rev. N. Astrup Larson, D. D., Decorah, president of the Iowa District of the Norwegian Lutheran church and the Rev. Victor Hackbarth, Garnavillo, Lutheran World Action director of the Wartburg Synod of the United Lutheran church. The Rev. R. C. Schlueter, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church, Monona, will serve as chairman. More Jhan thirty congregations of the American Lutheran church, the Norwegian Lutheran church and the United Lutheran church are participating in the rally at Postville Sunday evening. Lutheran World Action is undertaking to raise $10,000,000 to be used for church relief and rehabilitation activities in this country and abroad. According to Dr. Paul C. Empie, assistant director of the National Lutheran Council and director of the appeal, $6,950,000 will be allocated to meet the urgent needs of Lutherans in Norway, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Holland, Czechoslovakia and Poland, and among the displaced Lutherans from the Baltic states. Of the remainder, $1,500,000 will be devoted to orphaned Lutheran missions in China, India, Asia Minor, Africa, Japan and New Guinea; $700,000 to service centers and other activities among members of the armed forces; $150,000 to home missions; $100,000 to emergency welfare service and to refugees; $50,000 to the American Bible Society for distribution of Scrip tures; $50,000 to work with prisoners of war; and $500,000 to a contingency fund for developing needs, s Since 1939, Lutheran World Action through its annual appeals has raised $6,634,891 for emergency wartime and postwar causes among the nearly 80,000,000 Lutherans throughout the world. Rev. E. Seamans To Give Address On Memorial Day To Plant Tree in Park As a Living Memorial Before Program at Hall The Rev. Eldon L. Seamans, pastor of the Community Presbyterian church, will be the speaker at the annual Memorial day exercises in Memorial hall Thursday, May 30, at 2 p. m. The exercises, which are sponsored by the Arthur F. Brandt post, No. 518, of tho American Legion, will honor the men and women who gave their lives for their country in the recent World War II and all previous wars. - A parade, which precedes the program at the hall, will form at the schoolhouse at*l:15 p.m. Bert E. Tuttle, chief marshal, and Eldo Gericke and Otto Appel, assistant marshals, will direct the parade. Order Of Parade. The order in which the parade will form is as follows: Postville school band under the direction of Kenneth Hennessey, Colors and Color Bearers, all members of the armed forces and veterans of World War II and all previous wars with Norris Blegen, Post Commander of the American Legion, in charge. American Legion Auxiliary, Boy Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, flower girls in charge of Louis and Willard Schutte, school children, president of the day, speaker, chaplains, mayor, town councilmen and citizens. Cars will be furnished for the president of the day, the speaker and the chaplains. Tree Planting. The parade from the school house to Memorial hall will be halted at City park for a tree planting ceremony by the Club of the Hour. An evergreen tree will be planted by the club, as a living memorial to the men and women from Postville and surrounding community who served in World War II. Miss Florence Hoth, club president, will make a short dedication speech. Program. The following program will be given at Memorial hall at 2 p. m.: Announcements—Mayor M. C. Deering, president of the day. Invocation—The Rev. Francis J. Val- laster, pastor of St. Bridget's Catholic church. Musical selection — Postville school band. Reading—"The Youth Speaks to the Dead Young Soldier," by Barbara Abernethy. Vocal solo—"The Trumpeter," by Lyle Groth, tenor. Reading — "In Fl'anders Field," by Barbara Abernethy. Vocal selection — "God of Our Fathers," by mixed quartet composed of Ramona Meyer, Gretchen Zieman, Lyle Groth and Charles Hoth. Address — The Rev. Eldon Seamans, pastor of the Community Presbyterian church. "America," sung by the audience with band accompaniment. After the program, the parade will reform and proceed to the Postville cemetery where the following exercises will be conducted: Decoration of the graves of veterans of all wars. Benediction—The Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church. Firing of salute. Sounding of Taps. Flower Girls. The children, who are to serve as flower girls, are invited to come to the schoolhouse by 1 p. m. where they will be given flowers or flags. The following list of flower girls will be augmented by any others from the town and surrounding community who wish to participate in the parade: " Patsy Folsom, Donna Gulsvig, Nancy Gordon, Elaine Meyer, Jane Ann Meyer, Gloria Muchow, Shirley Price, Nancy Roberts'. Daisy Beisker, Shirley Buraas, Diane Douglass, Mary Dresser, Kathryn Falb, Peggy Kerr, Mnrlene Martens, Harriett Mayer, Marlene Mohs, Darlene Muchow, Donna Schultz, Eudora Schultz, Marilyn Severn, Ann Spencer, Beverly Brown, Jean Christofferson, Jean Gordon, Dorothy Heins, Nancy Kneeland, Nora Peake, Patty Peterson, Betty Renzman, Patricia Ruckdaschel, Janice Schroeder, Patsy Schroeder, Joan Schultz, Shirley Topel, Melvina Nuehring, Audrey Buddenberg. Dorothy Althouse, Eunice Dresser, Dixie Cook, Alice Gordon, Joyce Gregg, Joan Hangartner, Anna Marie Heins, Jean Schultz, Marlene Schupbach, Irene Thornton, Glenna Jarmes. TELEPHONES FROM TOKYO. Gerald Schroeder called his parents, Mr, and Mrs, Ed F, Schroeder, Sunday- evening, from Tokyo. The call came through here at 5:30 p. m. Sunday, U was 8:15 Monday morning at Tokyo. They talked for abput 7 minutes.

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