Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 29, 1946 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 29, 1946
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1946 Postville to Hold Memorial Service For Fallen Heroes Rev. Seamans to Speak At Legion Sponsored Service in Memorial Hall The Memorial day exorcises, honoring those who gave their lives for their country In World Wnr 11 and all previous wars, will start nt 1:15 p. m. with a parade starting at the schoolhouse. Veterans of all wars are requested by Norris Blegen, commander of the Arthur Y. Brandt post of the American Lesion, to meet at the schoolhouse by 1 p. m. The children, who will serve as flower girls, arc invited to also bo at the schoolhouse at 1 p. m. All Postville stores will be closed all day Thursday in observance of Memorial day. A special feature of the program this year will be a tree planting ceremony at City park by the Club of the Hour. A tree will be dedicated to the men and women "from Postville and sur- nuuuling community who served in World War II. Miss Florence Moth, club president, will make the dedication speech. The Rev. Eldon Seamans, pastor of the Community Presbyterian church, will be the speaker of the day in the program to be given at Memorial hall a! 2 p. m. Program. The following program will be given at Memorial hall at 2 p. in.: Announcements—-Mayor M. C. Deer- i:ii!. president of the day. Invocation—The Rev. Francis J. Val- lastcr. pastor of St. Bridget's Catholic chinch. Musical selection — Postville school band. Heading—"The Youth Speaks to the Dead Young Soldier," by Barbara Abernethy. Vocal solo—"The Trumpeter, Lylc Groth, tenor. Heading — "In Flanders Field Barbara Abernethy. Vocal selection — "God of Our Fathers." by mixed quartet composed of Ramcmn Meyer, Gretchen Zieman, Lyle Groth and Charles Hoth. Address — The Rev. Eldon Seamans, raster of the Community Presbyterian church., "America," sunR 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. Luchvig, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church. Firing of salute. Sounding of Tap: Winneshiek Farm Boys Trap Pests For Bounty Gopher trapping is a profitable pastime for the farm youth of Winneshiek county, as witness the 2531 pairs of claws* that have been turned into County Auditor Mel Satire for bounty so far during May. These youths also give attention to the cub fox crop that begins making its appearance this month. Bounty on 103 cubs has been collected so far, as well as on nine adult foxes. One-third of the cub bounty was collected by six youths who brought in 35 head. The total bounty payments so far are $369.00; and do not include payments on an assortment of moles, ground hogs and rattlesnakes. by by The Art Fiets' Little Son Drowns in Buttermilk Tank _ Ronald James Fiet, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Fiet, Ludlow township, drowned in a buttermilk lank Tuesday morning. The father had just returned home from the creamery and was unloading the buttermilk and while his attention was detracted for « few moments the little lad fell into the tank) "The boy was taken to a doctor's office at Waukon where all efforts to revive him failed. He is survived by his parents, n sister, Marlene, and a brother, Norman. No funeral arrangements had been nwde as we went to press. Rebuild Lansing Bridge, Closed More Than Year Julius Bocckh, the "You Tell 'em, I Sell 'cm" man from Lansing, was a Postville visitor Friday. When we inquired of him what the big news was in Lansing, he told us that right now everyone there is looking forward to the time when the bridge over the Mississippi will again be open for traffic. A court order was recently handed down by Judge Graven empowering W. E. Albert to proceed with repair work to bring the bridge back into operation. An ice jam early in ]<Mr> took out and carried away a section of the structure and since then the bridge has been closed to traffic. l'OSTVIIXE STOKES TO OPEN WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN SUMMER An announcement is made in today's Herald by local merchants that their stoics will be open Wednesday evenings during the summer months, starting next week. With the usual Saturday night opening, this will give customers two nights a week for shopping. Memorial Day Name Election Boards For Monday's Primaries Horsemen Win Ribbons At Villa Louis Exposition Numerous people of this community Wended the Villa Louis celebration at Prairie du Chlen last weekend, and at the horse show held Sunday Kathryn Falb won secon d place on her Welsh Pony, while Nora Peake won third Place in the same class. Leo Folsom won second and third place in the stallion class and also wouJLjjrlze on his Tennessee walking horse. J Assisting at the horse'show and serving on the committee were Dr. c - M. Morgan, Lee B. Folsom and L - A. Hammel of this city. Local Firemen Attend Ames Instruction School F lre Chief Glenn Olson, Burr Cook, assistant chief, Norris Blegen, Keith Gl 'egg and Laurence Hofer of the Postville Volunteer Fire Department were in Ames last Wednesday to attend the school of instruction for firemen of Iowa. °n display wevo a number of pieces J" modern fire fighting equipment and >>structlon was given on fire prevention, firo control and the newest methods of fighting fires. Local Baseball Team Loses to Prairie 10-4; Next 2 Games Here The Postville baseball team had a bad day Sunday, losing to Prairie du Chien. 10 to 4. In the midst of a celebration in the Wisconsin city, the local nine was completely forgotten by the host team and spent two hours on the bus inching its way across the toll bridge. So, when they finally arrived at the ball park, it was long past the starting time of the game. With just a brief warm-up, the Postville boys started the game. Arbe Bareis couldn't get warmed up and allowed five runs in the first three innings. Errors were rather numerous on the part of the infield, too. Frank Tchel took over the pitching duties in the fourth and completed the game with the locals nearly holding Iheir own. The boys arc capable of playing good baseball and showed several Hashes of top form Sunday, but it just wasn't their day. They will play two home games this week and with the support of the home fans are sure to break into the win column. They will meet Castalia here Thursday afternoon following the Memorial day exercises, and Sunday they will be hosts to the county seat nine from Waukon. Score bv innings: n H E Postville 000 021 100— 4 7 6 Prairie 101 004 Olx—10 8 1 Batteries: Bareis, Tehel, and B. Palmer, R. Brainard for Postville. Konicek, Elliott and Vanderbilt, Fluke for Prairie du Chien. Results Last Sunday: Results of other games last Sunday were: Garnavillo 4, Castalia 2; Lansing 4, Elkader 1; Fnrmersburg 3, Harpers Ferry 2; Monona 4, Waukon 1. Next Sunday's Games: Next Sunday Garnavillo plays at Harpers Ferry; Elkader at Monona; Fnrmersburg at Lansing; Waukon at Postville, and Prairie du Chien at Castalia. Scenic League Standings: W L Garnavillo 3 0 Monona 3 0 Prairie du Chien 3 0 Fnrmersburg 3 0 Lansing 1 1 Waukon 1 2 Elkader 0 3 Postville 0 2 Harpers Ferry 0 3 Castalia 0 3 The Board of Supervisors of Allamakee county has named election boards who will be on duty at polling places next Monday at the primaries. In nearby precincts these are as follows: Post township — Receiving board, Willartl Schutte and llattie Weihe, clerks; Fred W. Hangartner, Harvey Schultz. and Wm. H. Oehring. judges. Counting board, Melinda Casten and Earl Abernethy. clerks: A. L. Peterson. Fred J. Miller and John A. Schrocder, judges. Franklin township—Martin Broderick and Larry Ewing, clerks; Don E. Lamborn, Page Dull and J. H. Mc- Shano. judges. Ludlow township—Albert Klein and James Pigott. clerks: Ed Fiet, Fred Duvcl and Kenneth O'Brien, judges. Pet. 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .500 .333 .000 .000 .000 .000 STORES CLOSE THURSDAY. Because of Memorial Day, Postville stores will bo closed all day Thursday, It was announced this week by officers of the Postville Commercial club. The daily vacation Bible school at St, Paul's Lutheran church which opened Monday morning, had an initial enrollment of 177 students. 1,200 Poppies Are Sold By Auxiliary Saturday The American Legion Auxiliary sold 1,200 poppies here last Saturday. Mrs. R. C. Huebner. poppy chairman, announced this week. Total receipts were $142.39. Jane Ann Meyer. 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred C. Meyer, was the leader in amount of money received for poppies. The Auxiliary was assisted this year in poppy sales by the Camp Fire Girls who sold poppies Friday and Saturday. Last year, the sale of 1,100 poppies netted $122.52. All money received from poppy sales will be used for the benefit t)f disabled veterans and families of veterans. Schultz, Christofferson s\ To Attend Boys' State Two Postville high school boys, both farm youths, will attend Boys' State at Camp Dodger, Des Moines, June 2 tp.P..- /jGr.nnt Schultz. son of Mr. and Mrs. Cloy Schultz, and Leo ChristofTerson, son of William Christofferson, are the boys wlm, were chosen to attend the ca'ftip' 'which is, sponsored by the American Legion..; One boy is Tent to Boys' State by the Arthur F. Brandt post of the American Legion and the other is sponsored by the Postville Commercial club. Many Come To Attend L. C. Krambeer Funeral BOY SCOUTS ON HIKE. Five Boy Scouts of Troop 41 were taken on a hike Sunday afternoon by Robert H. Burling, scoutmaster, and DuWayne Bulman, assistant scoutmaster. Those who went on the hike were John Hoth, Leonard Ricker, Donold Martens, Keith Olson and Jack Meyer. Paper Drive Receipts For Famine Fund Another collection of waste paper, old newspapers, magazines and cartons will be made here next Saturday immediately after the noon hour. Receipts from the sale of this paper will go to the Food For Famine drive. As in the post, residents in town are urged to have the paper tied in bundles and placed on the curbing in front of their homes from where it will be gathered by truck at one o'clock. Rural people may bring their paper to town and place it along the curbing on the east side of main street, between the Farmers Store and the Casten oil station. Everyone having paper should gtve it In this drive and help this worthy cause along. Mrs. Gwendolyn Campbell has purchased a house in Phoenix, Ariz., and will make her home there. Out of town people who came last Wednesday to attend the funeral of Louis C. Krambeer included Mr. and Mrs. George Krambeer and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rasmusson, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rasmusson, Albert Rasmusson, Lloyd Rasmusson and Richard. Wm. Rasmusson, Jr.. all of Britt; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Landt, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Landt, Mr. and Mrs. John Healy, Arthur and Roy Baumgart, all of Owatonna, Minn.; Mrs. August Deferring and Mrs. Harry Koth of Kenosha, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank O'Brien of McGregor: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Engelhardt and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Engelhardt of St. Olaf; Mrs. Gertie Krambeer of Greene; Mrs. Wm. Swcitzer and Francis of Rudd; Mrs. Oscar Kensrude of Charles City; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eggiman and Mrs. Frank Krause of Jackson. Minn.: Mrs. Verena Eno and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eno ;.nd sons of Sheffield; Wm. F. Walter, Mrs. Ray Leete, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Eggiman, Otto and Louise Eggiman. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Felker, Mrs. Sylvia Sheppard, all of Elkader, Bert Bartholomew of Duukerton. Attend Marian Casten's \ Recital at Cornell Sunday i Mr. and Mrs. Leonard W. Casten, Mr.~aTid Mrs. Louis Schutte and son, Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer A. Hoth and Mr. and Mrs. Arno Schutte went to Mt. Vernon Sunday to attend the piano recital of Miss Marian Casten, which was held in King Memorial chapel that day in connection with commencement week exercises at Cornell College. Miss Castcn^Js a member of the graduating class," 1 Miss Casten's selection were from "The Well Tempered Clavichord" "by Bach; "Nocturne, D Flat Major" and "Waltz. A Flat Major" by Chopin; and "Concertstucck in F Minor" (first movement) by Weber. Appearing on the program with Miss Casten were Roberta Lawrence, soprano, and Elsie Dibble, accompanist. Miss Casten will teach music in the twelve grades in the Sigourney schools next fall. . / \/ Hold Funeral Today for ' Eileen Chamberlain Walz Must Cut Food Waste To Feed the Starving When you reach for that second slice of bread next meal—stop ! Hands that need it more are reaching, too. The hands are those of starving millions abroad, whose gaunt bodies barely subsist on fewer calories per day than the average American has for just one meal. The situation is beyond the stage where any American with a heart can say "feed yourselves" to the hungry in other lands. Figures on food wasted here in the United States arc as appalling as those showing what the unfed in Europe and Asia aren't eating, according to President Truman's Famine Emergency Committee. Crucial Period. The weeks between now and the end of June will be the crucial period for 500 million people abroad, as rations drop closer and closer to starvation level. Meanwhile, Americans arc estimated to waste one slice of bread per loaf— more than five percent of the total bread consumption in the United States—daily. One-half a million tons of wheat would be saved for shipment overseas by the end of June if every man. woman and school child in the United States reduced the use of bread by two slices a day. Mary Nagel's Funeral Held Monday Afternoon 1 Funeral services for Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Walz, who passed away last week in California, will be held this afternoon at two o'clock in the Community Presbyterian church?^ The Rev. Eldon L, Seamans WOT"" officiate and interment will be in Postville cemetery. Mr. Walz arrived here yesterday with the remains. Big-4 Fair Officials Booking Free Acts George Kohlmann, A. C. Webster, J. W. Steele, John L. Gregg, A. S. Burdick, Ed McNeil, M. C. Deering and Roger Harris went^to Decorah last Friday to attend the quarterly meeting of the Eastern Iowa Fair Managers Association. ,A dinner was served at noon in the Winneshiek hotel and matters pertaining to next fall's fairs were discussed, With war restrictions being gradually lifted, those in attendance are hoping for near normal operation for fairs this year. Big-Four Fair Plans. - Secretary A, S. Burdick says the Big-Four is now in the midst of planning next fall's fair. A number of unusually splendid free acts have been booked and others are being sought. He states the variety of Available truly great acts is unlimited this year and the local fair board believes it will have the best program in its history when fair time arrives. Miss Mary Nagel. 08. former Ludlow resident, passed away last Saturday at the home of her brother, Simon Nagel, near Church, this county. Another sister, Mrs. Carl Hanke. also makes her home there. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Salem Reformed church in Ludlow, with the Rev. E. M. DcBuhr officiating. Interment was in the cemetery nearby. Three brothers of the deceased. August, John and Albert Nagel. reside in Ludlow township. Two Local Soldiers, Monroe and LaVelle Meet in Panama Zone We have the following letter from Pfc. Edwin H. Monroe who is now stationed in Panama where he recently met Robert LaVelle, a Fronkville lad. Edwin writes: "I went to a show with Bob LaVelle tonight and just returned, so I'll write you a few lines to let you know how I'm getting along. I ran across Bob the second day I was down here and we were certainly glad to meet up again. He and I had some real good times together when we used to be in civilian life and are renewing acquaintanceship down here. "Bob's wife is flying down here to live with him. He has a six-room bungalow ready for her when she arrives Tuesday, May 21. I'm down here in his bungalow now and will stay with him tonight. I feel more at home now that I have someone with me from home and we have a swell time together. "I've got myself a pretty good job here. I am working in the motor pool as a mechanic and like it first-rate. The reason I got in as a mechanic was because I went to the automotive school while I was in Germany. "What I don't like down here is that it gets too hot to suit mo. And you ought to see the fast trains they have here. The trains go from coast to coast in one and a half hours—it's only 50 miles across the isthmus though. "There's one thing I get plenty of down here, and that's bananas, and they're really good. I still wish, however, that I wefe back in the States and out of the Army. I know now that I'd like to be a civilian again, but I won't be for another 2\i years for which I reenlisted. "Bob says he will write you as soon as his wife gets down here. In the meantime we are hoping our mail catches up with us. I'm getting anxious to get the Herald so I can keep up with the news back home. "Hope all are well back home. Regards to all, EDWIN." v Two Postville Navy Men \ Now Out of the Service /qarlas L. Schultz, Radioman second class, son of Mr, and Mrs. Emll Schultz, was discharged from the navy May 23 at the Communications Center, Fallon, Nevada, where he had been] stationed for the past several .yeaTsJ Carlos will remain at Fallon' until'] after the annual rodeo therV on June 2 and will then return here. |-s>Ensign Lloyd Palmer arrived home Friday from Great Lakes, 111., where earlier that day he had been given his discharge from the Navy at the separation center. Lloyd recently returngdj home after service in the Pacific area He was in the Navy 34 months." T*" Iowa Will Hold Primary Election Monday, June 3 Polls to Open at 8 a. m. And to Close at 8 p. m. For Party Nominations Next Monday is primary election day In Iowa, and here in Postville as well as in all polling places in the county, your ballots may be cast between the hours of eight a. m. and eight p. m. Nominations will be made for candidates whose names are to appear on the Republican and Democratic party tickets at the general election next November. With the primaries being considered all-important In their relation to ultimate choice of officeholders, everyone should visit the polls Monday and cast his vote for the men of his choice. Here in Allamakee county there are contests to be decided on the Republican tickets for sheriff, for which office three candidates have filed; for clerk of the district court, where two candidates have filed, and for both the 1947 and 1948 terms of supervisor, three candidates filing for each of these offices. The only contests on the democratic ticket will be for supervisor with two candidates filing for each of the 1947 and 1948 terms. No candidate has tiled for county attorney. Contest for Sheriff. Opposing Peter Hendrickson, present sheriff, on the Republican ticket will be Theodore H. Rumph, jr., and Edward L. Zupke, both of Waukon. Otto H. Fossum. incumbent clerk of the district court, will be opposed by Leonard C. Hanson. Waukon. Melvin J. Kolsrud and Hjalmer H. Swain, both of Waterville. will run against Roland Herman, present supervisor, for the 1947 term; and Henry Quanrude of Decorah, incumbent supervisor, will be opposed by Charles A. Gaunitz of Lansing, and Harold W. Bender, Spring Grove, Minn. Both Quanrude and Bender are residents of Allamakee county. Other candidates on the Republican ticket are H. Haehlen. county attorney; Alfred L. Hansmeier, auditor; Leon Henderson, treasurer; Lillian Meier- kord. recorder, and Dr. Clark Rominger, coroner. Republican candidates for the offices of sheriff, treasurer, coroner and 1947 term of supervisor all filed for both the short and long terms, the short term being from election day to January 1 when the regular term begins. Present holders mi these offices were appointed to fill out the present terms.. Democratic Ticket. Running for 1947 term of supervisor on the Democratic ticket are T. W. Mullaney, Waukon, and Victor C. Johnson, Lansing: and for the 1948 term, Roy N. Tollcfson, and Edward Onsager, both of Waukon. Other candidates in the Democratic primary are Frederick C. O'Riley, jr., Waukon, for sheriff; John H. Palmer, Waukon, auditor; Lorence E. Rein- hnrdt. Postville, treasurer; Clem Keenan, Waukon, clerk: Raymond J. Zoll, Waukon. recorder; and Howard G. Hanson, Waukon, coroner. A complete list of candidates on the republican and democratic tickets will be found under Capitol News Letter on page three and seven. Funeral Held Here Today For Martin Fischer v i Funeral services are being held here this morning at the Schutte funeral home for Martin Fischer, a former resident of this community,, who passed away at Janesville^JXisJ The Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig is officiating and interment will be in Postville cemetery, Mr. Fischer is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Fischer and was recently discharged from the Navy. Herald Want Ads Still Doing It! Each week we hear of the miraculous results produced by Herald Want Ads. Take last week, for instance. Fred A. Baltz advertised a bench vise for sale and according to his statement Thursday morning, "I sold the vise before the ink was dry on your paper. I could have sold a half dozen of 'em." If you have something for sale, or wish to buy anything, try one of these inexpensive little go- getters. A recent reader survey of Iowa country weeklies shows that the Want Ads attracted as much reader interest as anything appearing in the newspapers surveyed.

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