Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 19, 1946 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 19, 1946
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1946. League Leaders Outlast Postville To WinJ2 to 6 Farmersburg Scores 6 In Ninth Inning to Win; To Play Garnavillo Next Pet. 1.000 I 1.000 I .714 1 .714 | .500 .333 I .280 | .280 I .107 .000 The Postville baseball team made it a bull game with the undefeated Farmersburg nine here Sunday until the ninth inning, when the visitors collected six runs to win, 12 to 6, for their sixth straight victory in Scenic league play. The locals used three pitchers—J. Lootiey, Tehel and Bareis—but none were effective against the hard hitting Farmersburg crew, who collected 14 hits and played a perfect game. The locals scored six runs off 10 hits, but it was their errors again that accounted for their trouble. Six times they booted the ball around. Leo "Chub" Sebastian, catcher, playing with the locals for the first time this season, connected for two doubles, walked once and scored twice. He was a big help behind the plate and will be an asset to the team whenever he is available to play. Manager Glenn James said he was going to make some changes in the lineup Sunday, when the locals take en Garnavillo, the other undefeated team in the league. The game will be played at Garnavillo and the bus will leave The Palm at noon. There will be mom for a number of local fans to accompany :he team. Score by innings: RUE; Farmersburg ... 003 102 006—12 14 0 1 Postville 201 000 003— 6 10 0 I Batteries: J. Looney, Tehel. Bareis j and 1.. Sebastian for Postville; Ha- ; mann. I.cnth and O. Mueller for Farm ersburg. Scenic League Standings: W I. Farmersburg G 0 Garnavillo 6 0 Monona 5 2 Prairie du Chien 5 2 Lansing 3 Postville 2 Castalia 2 Waukon 2 Harpers Ferry 1 Elkader .'. 0 Farmersburg and Garnavillo continued their domination over the Scenic league Sunday, with six wins and no losses to spoil their records thus far this year. Garnavillo, although outhit, 6 to 4, took advantage of five Monona errors to win. 3 to 1. Glenn Drahn for Monona and Cassutt for Garnavillo went the route for their teams with Lloyd Drahn and Hedemnn doing the backstopping. Garnavillo made two errors. Elkader hit early and often Sunday and had a comfortable 10 to 2 lead going into the fifth inning, when the big guns ft'om Prairie du Chien started ; blasting. The game went into extra innings, but the Woolens won over the Clayton county sent team, 12 to 10. Although they made four errors, the : boys from across the river made 17 | hits to Elknder's 11. Konicek hurled ! for the winners with Fluke as his bat[ tery mate, while Elkader used Welsh, j Bente, and Steen on the mound, with | Hansen and Ehrhnrdt catching. Farmersburg blasted out 17 hits off ! the combined offerings of J. Looney, Tehel and Bareis to win, 12 to 6, with six of their runs coming in the final frame. Postville made 10 hits off Hamann and Lonth, but booted the ball six times. Harpers Ferry lost a close one at Lansing, 4 to 3, in ten innings Both teams had seven hits, but Harpers made a brace of errors that counted In the scoring, Co well and Robinson hurled for Harpers, with Cote behind 'he plate. Isoley and Wagner were the Lansing chuckers, with McKinney doing the catching. Castalia had an equnlly close scrape "t Waukon, winning, 5 to 4, with three funs in the ninth. The winners had 10 hits oft Barr and Walby, while Waukon got their four runs off four hits «nd made six errors. Koenig and Cor- 'eU hurled for Castalia. Games Sunday, June 23— Elkader at Waukon; Farmersburg at Prairie du Chien; Monona at Harpers Ferry, and Lansing at Castalia. \ , Hold Creamery Leases Are Evasion of the Law Leases of creameries to butter buyers have been declared an "evasion" of price control regulations, David Jenkins, price board supervisor, said here Tuesday, says the Decorah Journal. The decision came after the proposed lease of the Decorah Farmers Ice Cave Creamery to Watts & Son of New York was submitted to the price board at Des Moines for approval. Other creameries in this area have been operating under leases practically identical to the one proposed for the Decorah creamery. The decision on the Decorah lease throws out all other leases. However, the OPA has taken no enforcement action pending the decision of congress on butter and crean. prices. The enforcement division. Jenkins said, will not enter the situation as long as there is possibility of an early removal of the regulation of change in price. The impasse in the butter situation has resulted from the fact that there has been no ceiling on raw butterfat, but a fixed ceiling on finished butter. Butterfat prices have gone so high creameries cannot buy butterfat to make butter except at a loss. The lease plan was designed to permit the butter buyer to buy the butterfat directly. He would then have the creamery process his raw butterfat. The creamery would be paid for its work and the butter buyer would use ,the butter as he wished. The creamery would not be selling him butter, so would not have to keep within the ceiling. Summer Arrives [BALL DIAMOND DAMAGED BY THOUGHTLESS DRIVER ^Manager Glenn J. Jarmes of the Postville'- baseball club informed us 'his morning that some thoughtless car driver or drivers ruined the ball diamond last evening by driving on the field which had been softened by recent rains. The damage resulting is su * that it wlUrequlre several hours 01 work to repairj Mr ' Jwrtfes pleads for more consideration on the part of drivers who attend dances at the fairgrounds, and « this practice continues, steps will will be taken to prosecute offenders. Boys Must Register For Selective Service When They Are 18 Brig. General Charles II. Grahl, State Director of Selective Service, emphasizes the obligation of every young man, upon reaching his 18th birthday, to go to his local board and register. Through a rather prevalent misunderstanding, a number of cases have come to General Grahl's attention whereby young men have not registered on their 18th birthdays. The recent extension of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, exempted 18- and 19-year- old registrants from induction but did not in any way change the provisions of the Selective Service law in the matter of registration. General Grahl pointed out that section 2 of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, makes mandatory the registration of every male person "who on the day or days fixed for tile first or any subsequent registration is between the ages of 18 and OS." The Proclamation of the President provides that "during the continuance of the present war, those who were born on or after January 1. 1925, shall be registered on the day they attain the 18th anniversary of the day of their birth; provided, that if such anniversary falls on a Sunday or a legal holiday, their registration shall take place on the day following that is not a Sunday or a legal holiday." The war has'not officially ended and the legal obligation to register continues in full force and effect. The Stale Director emphasizes that it is the duty of each young man, upon reaching his 18th birthday, to present himself for and submit to registration. Failure to register as required by law is a violation of a Federal statute, and Is subject to a severe penalty. Illinois Farmers Visited Soil Conservation Farms Thirty-four farmers from Boone county, Illinois, visited Clayton county last Wednesday to inspect the soil conservation work accomplished in the local district. I. L. Christenson, district conservationist, was in charge of the tour. L. F. Wainscott, district conservationist in Boone county, Illinois, who was formerly soil conservationist at McGregor, Iowa, accompanied the group from Illinois. The group from Illinois was surprised to see so much conservation work accomplished in one county, and many farmers remarked that Clayton county should be proud of the progress that they have made to date. J0HM1HM WIS IS OOlHO Ti> &£) A SUSY SEASON. U /HArUgH * • <3>rTOPAO<ALOTf&?K£ Local Masons are Invited To McGregor, Elkader Masonic brethren of this community have been invited to be guests of Bcznr Lodge, No. 135, A. F. & A. M., at McGregor Friday evening, June 21, at 6:30 o'clock, at a fish fry and mortgage burning ceremony. A good speaker has been secured to address the meeting to follow. Members wishing to go from here are asked to notify A. C. Webster, secretary of Brotherly Love Lodge, No. 204. On June 30, the Northeastern Masonic Fellowship association picnic will be held at Elkader, to which Eastern Stars, Masons and their families arc invited. The McGregor lodge is the host and will furnish coffee and cream at the picnic which will see Paxton Smith as the principal speaker and at which the Elkader band will furnish the music. Leo Meyer in Germany; Others in Service News STILL DOING IT ! A card received this morning from Miss Luln Campbell of Castalia says, "Please discontinue my Want Ad as I have had many applicants to choose from," Yes, Herald Want Ads are still producers of big results. If you have something for sale, swap or rent, or if you wish to buy, hire help or are looking for a job, try an economical Want Ad in the Herald, [Pvt. Leo Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Helmuth J. Meyer, of Postville, Iowa, has been assigned to the electrical department of the 250th Station Hospital, in Regensburg. Germany. Private Meyer was a student at Postville high school prior to entering the Army. The 250th Station Hospital is located in a former German hospital, one of the finest in Germany, takenover by the U. S. Army in June. 1945> Jean Marston Out of Navy. .Jean E. Marston. SKD/3C. received her discharge Saturday, June 8, at Great Lakes, 111., after serving in the WAVES for two years at the Ottumwa Naval Air Station. She returned homo Saturday night. Miss Marston is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Marston. i Bruce Webster Back in U. S. .Pfc,. Bruce Webster left Ladd Field. Fairbanks, Alaska. June 10 by Air Transport Command liner for the United States and a separation center for discharge after two months of service in Alaska, and is expected here soon to join his wife and children., Reclassify Selectees. Among the 18-year-old boys registering with the draft board at Waukon last week were Donald Snitker of Waterville and Wayne Olson of Luana. The board also changed the classification of a number of men, among these being George E. Meier from 2-a to 1-a, and Verni Ehde and Wilbur Schultz from 4-a to 2-c. Local Woman Was Pupil Of Amelia Murdock Wing Last week's Herald carried a story oT the 94-year-old Amelia Murdock Wing, pioneer Iowa teacher, whose father, the late Judge Murdock, read the Declaration of Independence for the first time in Iowa at a Fourth of July celebration at Table Rock, near Elkader.' -'-Mrs. Wing, now i. resident of California, was the teacher of the Hanover school in Read township when Mrs. Arno Engolhardt of Postville attended the school. Mrs. Engelhardt is the former Hattie Best who lived with her parents in that community for many years and remembers well when the Murdock family wecc_prominent Clayton county residents. 1 The local lady-is "making an effort to get in communication with her former teacher through the Iowa Centennial Commission for whom Mrs. Wing is writing early Iowa historical notes. Ball Fans Charter Bus V To Visit Chicago Games \jTwenty-six men went to Chicago in Burr Cook's school bus for the doubleheader Sunday between the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox baseball teams. They left at midnight Saturday, arriving in Chicago at 8:00 o'clock Sunday morning. The return trip was completed Monday morning. Those who made the trip were Dale Meyer, Roland Madorin, Dean Meyer. Keith Gregg, Shirwood Olson, Clyde Fordycc. Faye Wickman, Dale Schrooder. Palmer Schrocder, Harold Mobs, Elliot Schrocder, Harold Paulsen, Robert Martindale, Loren Meyer. Don Rose. Luver Schultz, Fred Schultz, Leo Harris, Harold Evorman, Merle Lange, Eddie Schrocder. Gene Brainard, Henry Meyer. Paul Gruhn. Burr Cook, all of Postville, and Palmer Brownson of Monona. "' Community Fire Truck Being Considered Here A. meeting to consider the purchase of a community fire truck, one that could be used to combat fires in the country as well as in town, is to be held this evening at which farm and town people will discuss the project.: Need for such fire fighting" equipment has long been felt here and recent disastrous fires has brought the matter into the fore again. Key men from rural sections surrounding Postville and townsmen will meet to go into the various details of needed equipment and costs, the manning of the truck in case of fire calls, and other matters relative thereto. These key men will then report their findings to their communities and ascertain if the demand warrants further action and the ultimate purchase of the. equipment., Sheriff to Renew Drivers' Licences Sheriff's office personnel will be at Memorial hall Thursday of this week from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., to renew drivers' licenses, Deputy Sheriff Donald Martindale announced here Thursday night. Drivers' licenses for all persons must be renewed this year and car drivers have until July 4 to secure the new permits from the sheriff's office. The arrangement to come to Postville is to accdmmodate the greatest number of persons. However, renewals may be secured at any time Xip to July 4 at the sheriff's office in Waukon. In Other Counties: Driver's licenses may be renewed in other nearby counties at the following places and on the dates specified: At Luana, Monday afternoon, June 24; Garnavillo the same day in the forenoon. At Monona, Wednesday, June 26, all day. At Farmersburg, on Tuesday afternoon, July 2. At Clermont, Saturday, June 22 and July 6, In city hall, At Elgin, Saturday June 28 and July 13, at city hall, Brother of Local Woman Named Prexy of College Mrs. Frederick R. Ludwig has been advised that her brother, Dr. J. Martin Klotsche, of Milwaukee who is known to a number of Postville people through his visits here, has been named president of Milwaukee State Teachers College. He succeeds Dr. Frank E. Baker who is retiring. , Dr. Klotsche, 38, has been on the faculty of the school since 1931, formerly as history professor and more recently as dean of instruction. A world traveler, Dr. Klotsche began teaching when he was 17 years old, He has appeared on a number of radio forums and served as moderator for round table discussions over the air. Authority on Japan Will Speak Here Dr. A. J. Stirewalt, noted authority on the religious, social, economic and political life of Japan, will 'speak at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Wednesday evening, June 26, at 8:00 o'clock. Dr, Stirewalt served as a Lutheran missionary in Japan from 1905 until the outbreak of the war between the United States and Japan, Since his return to this country Dr. Stirewalt has been in constant demand as a speaker on Japanese conditions, life and prospects. He speaks with great intelligence concerning some of the Japanese leaders whose names have been in the news during the past years. Following his address Dr. Stirewalt will answer questions from the audience. A thirty-minute organ concert, beginning at 7:30 o'clock, with Mrs. F, R Ludwig at the console, will precede the address by Dr, Stirewalt. The public is Invited. Selll Swap! Rent! Buy! via the Want Ad way. Abundant Moisture Aids Growing Crops Here William F. Baltz, who is a recorder of weather of one sort or another, reported to us Saturday morning that we had about 85/100 of an inch of rainfall during the previous night. Whereas Grand Meadow township had been losing out on some of the moisture descending here, they got a nice soaking in that rain and crops are looking fine down there now. Bill is a native of Grand Meadow and keeps an eye on conditions down there. More rains have fallen this week. Solicitation of Funds For Salvation Army Now Underway Here Mrs. Harold Sehroeder, local chairman for raising funds for the Salvation Army, has appointed her local soliciting committees who will make a house-to-house appeal. Letters have been mailed to Post township people and these are asked to send their contributions in the envelopes enclosed during this week. It wasn't a lot of money—and it wasn't the amount that counted. It was only $434, but the Salvation Army demonstrated in one Iowa community that properly used it saved that community many times that amount and, more important, it saved a family to rear a group of children as good citizens. The story was told at a recent or- The story was told after E. L. C. White of Spencer, director of the campaign to raise $228,000 in Iowa during June for the Salvation Army, had admitted that the Salvation Army personnel did a job which he, personally, would be unable to do. "They make a dollar go farther than any other like organization with which I have ever come In contact," White said. It was told after W. Earl Hall of Mason City, campaign chairman had udmitted that once he thought the Salvation Army was of no particular concern to himself. It provided a perfect example of his explanation why the Salvation Army work is the concern of every citizen. Here's the story: • The Salvation Army band was holding its usual Saturday evening service on a downtown street corner; the music had drawn a crowd, the sermon had been preached and the major asked repentant sinners to come forward and kneel at the drumhead. Several came, the major recalled, "I took one of the men home. He reeked of liquor. When we walked into his homo down in the river bottoms, the children shrank away from him. The room was almost bare. I wouldn't have given 50 cents for the furniture. But the home was clean. "The man went back to his job. It took $434 to pay his debts and at his request his paycheck was made out to me. We drew up a budget and a year later he had paid the entire $434. "But what did me the most good was something that happened some time later when I took a friend down to visit that family. We had given them an old organ together with some other furniture and when the two of us walked up that evening, the man and his wife were sitting together on the bench with the children around them. "They were singing' The Old Rugged Cross.'" Later In the evening Mayor Howard E. Bruce of Mason City put into words the point of the story so far as money is concerned: "There is no way to figure the amount of money which is saved by the Salvation Army for the public in prevention of juvenile delinquency." The story is just one of thousands that could be told to illustrate why Iowans should give generously to the Marching Forward campaign of the Salvation Army now in progress in this state, it was pointed out by Chairman Hall. Hoth Hay Mower Loss Is *I75,000 In Fire at Luana Plant Hit by Lightning In Sunday Night Storm; Future Plans Uncertain 1 Fire resulting from a bolt of lightning* "during the heavy, electric storm Sunday night at 10:30 destroyed the Hoth Hay Mower Company plant at Luana, owned by C. Adrian Riveland and William H. Behrens, who estimate their loss at approximately $175,000. They stated their..loss is partially covered by insurance. Exploding acetylene tanks which were received a few days before, flew in all directions. One of them traveled a distance of 600 feet, narrowly missing houses and pedestrians in its flight. Pieces of machinery were strewn in all directions, blown by the explosion of the tanks and the large duco paint vats contained in the plant for "dunking" finished hoist parts. The Monona and Luana fire departments fought valiently throughout the night to keep the fire from spreading and were able to stop its progress short of the office and buildings to the east of the main plant. Lose Finished Machines. About $100,000 of completed machines, hay hoists, winches and hay mowers, ready for shipment, were destroyed in the fire. Lathes, drill presses, tooling machines, iron and steel cutting machines used in the operation of the plant are believed to have been made useless by the terrific heat of the inferno that raged in the plant for some time. Just what damage may have been caused to the iron and steel stockpiles will not be known until the insurance adjusters arrive to check the loss. Watchman Escapes. Carl Bundrick. the plant's night watchman, was asleep in the buildin? just before the storm struck. When the bolt of lightning set fire to the place, the entire building was quickly a mass of flames and Bundrick had to escape through a window, to save his life. Originally Here. Originally the Hoth Hay Mower Company was located in Postville. The machine which mows hay in the barn, was invented by Charles H. Hoth who manufactured and marketed the machine from his plant where now is located the Big-Four Fair grounds. Later the plant was moved to Chippewa Falls, Wis. About three years ago Mr. Hoth's son-in-law, William Behrens, formerly of Postville, and Adrian Riveland, former assistant cashier of the Postville State Bank, resumed production of the hay mowers in the plant set up in Luana. Along with the manufacture of hay mowers, they added various other machines—a hoisting apparatus known as the Hoth hay hoist, winches of various sizes, and other items. As many as 48 men were employed during the busy season, and last year the manufacture of snow shovels was added to the plant's output. Large Orders On Hand. On a visit to the plant last Friday night, we learned that the Luana plant's owners had been promised orders for the snow shovels totaling 350,000 from an Ohio concern, and they were preparing their plant to handle this product at the time *he plant was destroyed. . No plans have been made for the future by Mr. Behrens and Mr. Riveland, but they told us they would continue operation as best they can under present conditions. Much material was on hand, and of this it is likely much is in good condition for use. The owners have rented for some time past all available storage space in Postville and have stored here a large number of finished machines which they hope to ship out to meet unfilled orders. A steady stream of cars flowed into Luana Sunday night and all day Monday with people who visited the scene of Sunday night's conflagration. This posed a traffic problem for the Luana marshal who . handled the situation without a single accident being reported. 3 BOYS, 1 GIRL BORN AT HOSPITAL LAST WEEK The following babies were born at the Postville Community hospital last week. To Mr. and Mrs. Willard A. Meyer of Postville, June 13, a son, weighing 8V4 pounds. Name, Bruce Albert Carl. To Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hamann of McGregor, a son, June 14, weighing 8U pounds. Name, Dannie Milton. To Mr. and Mrs. Tom Desmonds of Elgin, June 15, a daughter, weighing' 1% pounds, Name, D'Rene Rebecca. To Mr. and Mrs. Leo McNally of Postville, June 17, a son, weighing 7V4 pounds.

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