Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 26, 1946 · Page 1
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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1946. Number 34. Early Local Baker Was Wife-Beater, Says H. Shepherd Employed Outdoor Oven And Sold His Bread At 6 Loaves for 25 Cents Two Lads Join Air Corps; Several Others Released D Voice of Experience Creameries Plan to Hire A Full Time Field Man Hugh Shepherd of Bettondnrf supplies us with nnother of his interesting letters about early Postville, which wo pass along to our readers: Pear William:—A few weeks ago you published an article on "Friendship" by Frank L. Eaton in the Herald and it brought back to my memory the time Mr. Eaton purchased the bakery in Postville. The building housing the bakery stood where .Toe Braun now has his meat market The oven \ised for baking was built of stone and stood in the back yard. 1 don't just remember who put up th.u oven but I rather think it was done by an old German baker we had there in those years long since passed. He took pride in frequently beating his wife—I do remember that characteristic of him. Joe Schmitz ran the harness shop where Glen Tindell now has his shop I was learning the trade and we worked upstairs. So one day when the baker began lambasting his spouse. Joe Schmitz tripped down the back i sums and taking the baker by the | neck, told him if he ever thrashed his wife again, he would beat the life e\it of him. Nevertheless, he baked very good bre. ul which in those days he sold for six bii; loaves for a quarter, which covtumly is a far cry from the prices iiskeil today. I wish I could relive those days, with their joys and carefree incidents as people of those days enjoyed—but nature pushes us along ever further front them. So often now. when I retire for the r.i^lit, I fancy seeing those old friends (••.using in review before me: and in r.y dreams I behold them as well as those who still are with us. The mem-1 ories of 87 years linger on and if these I i.rtscles prove of any interest I shall continue them, but it appears they are setting rather threadbare. lie Has Callers. I had callers recently that gave me much pleasure and brought me close to Postville again. It is my custom to take a walk shortly after dinner while most of the men here take their nap. However, my early work did not permit of that waste of time when I had to make the trains with the mails. As I reached the highway, a hand was placed upon my shoulder and for a moment I couldn't call the man by name. He asked me to wait a minute while he called his wife. Then I recog- ni?ed my good friends, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd D. Walter, and you can never RUCSS how happy it made me to see the>e good people from my home town. We turned back into the grounds and found a shady place and seats where we did some fast talking, as they said they still had a long way 1" go and would need to get started as soon as possible. It was so good to see someone from home. It was a perfect day here. About five o'clock this morning (June 1G) the eastern horizon had n red- cast with clouds of various colors floating about. I have soon many sunrises in my time, hut I cannot recall a one more gorgeous than the one I beheld this morning. To close, I should like to tell a joke on myself. Since the school is out here, they have a free motion picture show in the school yard throughout the summer and they told the men at the sanitarium they were welcome to attend them. I told the head lady I would go along if others wero going, and she gave her permission. However, she forgot to report my going to the nurses, so the latter becoming 'earful o£ my whereabouts, called the caretaker and all began looking for me everywhere. I returned at 0:30 P- m.. and had to chuckle to myself, as it appeared they did not care to lose -HUGH SHEPHERD. Jack Ruckdaschcl and Arlo Hilmer spent the weekend here and returned to Ft. Snelling, Minn.. Sunday. The two lads who graduated from Postville high school last month, recently enlisted for three years in the Army Air Corps and expect to be sent to Texas this week. Homeward Bound. ' Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Hucbncr are tit receipt of word that their son. Petty Officer Eugene Hucbncr (Radioman), is bound from China to the States and expects to land at San Francisco on Friday. Martens Out of Navy, After serving for 25 months in the Navy, much of which was in the South Pacific islands area, Leonard Martens, Seaman First Class, arrived here last Saturday night with his honorable discharge. Ho is now at the home of his brother. John C. Martens, and family. Murray Ellis Out of Navy. / Murray Ellis. RM 1C. arrived here Sunday night from Minneapolis, where he received his discharge from the United States Navy. He had been serving in Puerto Rico previous to his discharge, and previous to that he was for several years stationed at Jupiter, Florida. Is Ilehtg Discharged. Discontinuing his Herald being sent to Notre Dame. Ind.. Francis Knceland writes. "I am being transferred to the discharge center after the termination of the current semester this week." Francis, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kneeland. ha., been in the Navy ROTC at Notre Dame University for the past year or more anil in the Navy 2 years. JACK.THIS KIND PlsOJtTSMIP/lf'U - MIGHT FOR PINNER At a meeting of the operators of northeastern Iowa creameries held in West Union a week ago Thursday, the suggestion was made that creameries in this section try to band together and hire a field man to work with the patrons on quality and improvement of cream and butter. Present for the meeting were Prof. H. F. Rudnick of Iowa State College, Ames, who gave the main address, Frank S. Barker of the improvement committee, and J. S. Quist, executive secretary of the Iowa Creamery Association. E. C. Riser of Postville tied for second place in the butter scoring contest with Walter Waskow of Waucoma with a score of 93Vi; Jack Goltz of Monona was first with 04. and L. L. Lehman of Elgin and Arno Neverman of Luana were tied for third with a score of 93. Farm Fire Truck May Be Bought Under New Plan Plan to Buy Equipment Long a Necessity Here By Rural Subscriptions Big-Four Boys' 4-H Club Held Meeting on Friday Garnavillo Is Victor Over Postville, 6-3, To Share Loop Lead Norris Blegen Purchases The Ed Thoma Building The Postville nine had a chance to upset the strong Garnavillo baseball team at Garnavillo Sunday in the final inning, but blew it and lost, (i to 3. The winners retired the locals in the ninth with bases loaded and two out. The first two Postville men were out on a strike-out and a high fly. Cloy Schultz got a walk. J. Looney and Bareis collected singles. Bill Palmer was hit by the pitcher and Schultz walked home for a score. Walby was thrown out at first, and the chance to upset the Garnavillo nine was dead. Walby pitched a nice game, allowing the hard-hitting Garnavillo crew but nine hits and holding them scoreless the last four innings. It was errors again—and six of them —that marred the play of the locals. Otherwise the Postville crow played a good game of ball. The boys should be due this week against Harpers Ferry here Sunday. Score by innings: R H E Garnavillo 012 300 OOx—6 9 2 Postville 000 020 001—3 5 0 Batteries: Walby and Sebastian, R. Looney for Postville: Cassutt and Hedeman for Garnavillo. Scenic League Standings W L Farmersburg 7 0 Garnavillo 7 0 A meeting of the Big-Four 4-H Boys' Club was held at the Postville high school building on Friday evening of last week. About 30 boys were in attendance. Following the business meeting an interesting discussion was held regarding the rules and regulations govern- 1 ing the 4-H boys' project in the county this year, also projects to be exhibited at the two fairs to be held in the county namely, the Big-Four fair at Postville and the county fair at Waukon. Willard Grove, vocational agriculture instructor of Postville high school, club leader, and Francis Plcin, Allamakee county 4-H assistant, were present and gave valuable assistance and information to the group regarding the various 4-H projects. Practically all of the boys are varying one or more 4-H projects, such as baby beef, dairy heifer, market pig, and the like. The next meeting of the group will be held at the Will ChristofTerson farm in Post township on Tuesday evening. July 16. At the close of the meeting refreshments were served. Officers of the Big-Four 4-H club are: Marlin Plaht, president; Jack Martins, vice president: Ted Green, secretary-treasurer; Leo ChristofTerson, reporter; Willard Grove, leader. Norris Blegen, local 7-Up distributor, last Friday purchased the Ed F. Thoma building and lots in south Postville and will get possession July 1.) Mr. Blegen will begin remodeling the building at once if materials are made available to him. He expects to convert the lower floor into a bottling plant and provide living Quarters for himself and family' upstairs. This building was erected by Mr. Thoma's father, William Thoma, who operated a saloon and boarding house there when Postville's business section was located in that part of town. It has been used as a dwelling by members of the Thoma family for 35 or 40 years. Installing Diesel Engines On all Passenger Trains Friday afternoon's "Marquette." the Milwaukee road's crack eastbound passenger train through here, was pulled by a diesel engine. Agent C. C. Searls informs us his company expects to pull all their passenger trains through here with diesel engines as soon as these become available. It will be remembered that the "Marquette" train was so named by a Postville man, Joseph B. Steele, when the company inaugurated the service some years ago. Joe received a cash prize for having suggested the name finally chosen by the judges. Saltation Army Drive at Less Than Half of Goal Lutheran Welfare Group To Picnic at West Union With only $185.42 collected to date of the $400 quota set for Postville and Post township, the Salvation Army fund drive is far short of its goal. Mrs. H. H. Schrocder, local chairman, reported yesterday. The campaign for funds runs to July 1 and it is hoped a more generous response will be met by solicitors in the remaining days, so this district will go over the top. Only a few of the rural residents have sent their contributions in the return envelopes to Mrs. Schroeder, and she urges the farm families to get behind this appeal for funds and to mail their donations in at once. \, Monona " Prairie du Chien 5 Pet. 1.000 1.000 .750 .625 .571 .286 .250 .250 .143 .143 The first annual picnic of the Decorah branch of the Lutheran Welfare Society of Iowa will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 30, at the West Union fair grounds. The principal speaker on the program, which commences at 2:30 p. m., will be Mr. George Westby, executive secretary of the Lutheran Welfare Society of Iowa. Music will be provided by a joint chorus of children's groups from churches in the Decorah branch. The public is invited to attend. Thirteen Veterans Join American Legion Post me.- i Sales of Savings Bonds In County Hold Up Well AT NATIONAL CONVENTION. Iowa, purchased savings bonds in ! 'he amount of $15,833,198 during May, i ° v « a $1,000,000 less than in April, I Roger F. Warm, state director for Iowa, announced today, I» Allamakee the amount purchased Was $72,7701 Clayton $210,210; Fayette i $254,845.50. and Winneshiek $127,801.50. "While these figures represent a comparatively good report, we hope : Iowa will get behind the June pro- I motion and make It the biggest month i s o 'nr this year," Warln said, : "We urge the people of Iowa to con- Inue investment In these savings bonds, as the money you invest now will help to build a secure nnd stable 'uture for yourself and family." Lansing Postville Caslalia Waukon Harpers Ferry Elkadcr Garnavillo and Farmersburg tightened their hold on first place in the Scenic league, bumping Postville and Prairie du Chien respectively by identical (i to 3 scores, Garnavillo got nine hits off Walby and made five errors, while the Pirates reached Cassutt for five hits and made nine boots. Farmersburg also marie nine hits off Elliott, making two errors while the Woolens got to Lenth for eight hits and made four errors, Elkader won their first game of the season, a lopsided 12 to 3 decision at Waukon. Stccn toiled effectively for Elkader, giving up seven hits, while his teammates only made one error. Waukon erred seven times while their hurlers, Barr and Tysland, were giving up 14 hits. The thriller of the day look place at Castalia where Lansing won, 2 to 1, in a 12-inning hurlers' duel between Wagner for the winners and Koenig for the home club. Lansing made nine hits and three errors, Castalia five hits and two errors. After losing two straight games as the result of errors, Monona bounced back at Harpers Ferry Sunday to play perfect ball In the field and take an 11 to 0 win. Monona made 17 hits off the two Robinson brothers, while Glen Drahn only allowed Harpers Ferry four safe blows. Harpers erred six times in the field. Games Sunday, June 30—Castalia at Elkader; Waukon at Farmersburg; Garnavillo at Prairie du Chien; Lansing at Monona, Harpers Ferry at Postville. Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Hill and son Louis, Jr., and Frank Dulong went to Chicago, 111., Friday to attend the convention of the National Retail Hard ware Association. Mr. Hill is a member of the board of governors of the association which is holding its first meeting since before the war. 1 Thirtnon veterans of World War II have joined the Arthur F. Brandt Post, No. 518, of the American Legion recently. This brings the post membership to 127. ."> The new members are J. Craig Marston, Clarence J. Helgerso'n, Emit W.J. Schultz, Elmer F. Dulong, John C. Brandt, Louis Schmidt, Leo J. Sebastian, LaMont F. Gericke, Clifton U. Mitchell, Clarence A. Tindell, George Wander, Kermit G. Jonsberg and Orvillo E. Weihe.l HERALD TO PRINT EARLIER BECAUSE OF JULY FOURTH BUYS FRANKLIN FARM. BjJS. Orr, former superintendent of schools at Waukon, last week purchased the Harold Adams farm in Franklin township which adjoins farm Mr. Orr now owns. The Orrs are now residents of Madison, Wis, Sheriff Here July 2 To Renew Licenses Deputy Sheriff Donald Martindale and his stenographer, Miss Helen Hale, did a ^landoflice business in driver's license renewals hero last Thursday, 468 being accomodated. A continuous line formed at the door of Memorial Hall all day, and the procession con tlnued until 9 p. m„ when a halt was culled and it was announced a return date would be necessary to complete the work here. Moriday it was announced the sher Iff's office will send representatives here on Tuesday, July 2, all day, when driver's license renewals will again be completed for those who were unable to visit Memorial Hall last Thursday. An extension of time, to July 15, has been given by the state for renewals If It is impossible for you to get your renewal here next Tuesday, you may do so i\t any time at the sheriffs office In Waukon. Since there will be no rural mail de livery July 4, the Herald will be pub lished Tuesday evening next week in order that country subscribers and those residing in nearby town may get their papers Wednesday. All correspondence, news items ond advertising copy should be in our office on Monday insofar as possible, with the deadline for such Tuesday noon. We request your cooperation, please. Mrs. John Ewing, 83, Frankville Pioneer, \ Passes On Friday \_Fuiieral services for Mrs. John T. Ewing, 83, who passed away Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Schutta, at Frankville, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Schutta home and at 2:30 o'clock in the Frankville Community church. The Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church of Postville, off ciated. Interment was in the Frankville cemetery. Mrs. Ewing had been in ill health for many years, the past 21 years having been spent in blindness. She had been living with Mr. and Mrs. Schutta since December 4, 1931, and these people tenderly cared for her day and night during the intervening years. She was born as Margaret Sophia Stevens July 30, 1862, in Ripley county, Indiana, as the daughter of Joseph and Ella Stevens. She was the eldest of six children and with her family came to Winneshiek county in 1866, where she spent the remainder of her lifetime. She was married to John Thomas Ewing at Waukon on March 13, 1884. To this union were born five children, of whom the following three survive: Mrs. John Snitker (Delia) of near Decorah, Mrs. John Schutta tEUen) of Frankville, and Mrs. Clarence Crabtree (Ethel) on the home farm. Two sons died in infancy. Her husband passed away at the Schutta home on January 24, 1943. Mrs. Ewing is also survived by an only brother, Emmet Stevens, on a farm near Freeport, to whom she gave a mother's care since he was 11 months old, and eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. BOY SCOUTS ON HIKE SPEND NIGHT IN TENTS Pick Gladys Meyer For Girls' State ZjQladys Mao Meyer, daughter of Mrs. Elsie Meyer, of this city has been chosen by a committee of the American Legion Auxiliary to Arthur F, Brandt Post, to attend the first Hawkeye Girls' State to be held in Iowa from July 7 to 1.4 at Grand View College, Des Moines^/All her expenses will be borrre~by~tne local unit. Each unit in every county in the state selected a girl from the junior class in their high school whose name was sent in a sealed envelope to the State Department office, where one name from each county was drawn to make up the group of girls who will be privileged to take advantage of this citizenship training. Gladys Mae is working in a depart ment store in Chicago during her summer vacation, but will be relieved of her duties for one week to take advantage of the honor received. Robert H. Burling, scoutmaster of Troop 41 of the Boy Scouts, took Ave Boy Scouts on an over-night hike Sunday afternoon. The boys camped in pup tents near the quarry on the Erwin Haltmeyer farm and cooked their meals over an open fire. They returned to town Monday morning. The boys who went on the hike were Jack Meyer, Jack Overeen, Keith Olson, Donald Martens, Ronald Gulsvig. NEW RELIEF DIRECTOR NAMED BY SUPERVISORS Charlotte Aide was appointed director of the Allamakee county relief office by the Board of Supervisors. Miss Aide is a sister of Mrs. Ellen McWilliams, who recently resigned/ 1 from that office. Mrs, McWilliams will join her husband at McGregor where he is opening a dry cleaning establishment. About 50 farmers and local firemen attended the meeting called last Wednesday evening to discuss the plan to provide for fire protection on farmsteads in this community. The outcome was that a committee, composed of Bernard J. Waters, John A. Schroeder. Ervin Dickman, M. C. Deering and Glenn Olson, was appointed and authorized to take Immediate steps to secure local subscriptions for the purchase of the fire fighting equipment. That this was a wise move is indicated by the enthusiastic response heard on every hand, indicating the sentiment is wholeheartedly for the plan. Glenn Olson, chief of the Postville Volunteer Fire Department, was chairman of the meeting at which enthusiasm ran high and all present expressed themselves as favoring immediate action. Want Modern Equipment. It was agreed that the most modern equipment for fighting fires in rural areas be purchased. This would include a two-ton truck with pumps for taking water from cisterns, streams, springs and other supply sources, hose, ladders, chemicals nnd tank to hold 300 gallons of water on the truck for use where a water supply would not be immediately available. Cost of such equipment was estimated to be approximately S8.000, which money would be raised by contributions of $50 for each farm. It is estimated the equipment would be good for at least 15 years, during which time operating costs would be about $2,000. By this reckoning it would cost each farmer $3.33 per year for protection available to him at all hours of the day and night. Nonmembers who might wish to call the department to a fire at their farm would be charged $150, but once they paid this amount, they would be issued a membership certificate. Local Firemen to Serve. Under the plans for operation of the rural fire fighting equipment, the Postville fire department has volunteered to house, maintain and man the truck and equipment for fire calls, just as they now do with the truck owned by the Town of Postville. They agree to be ready and willing to promptly answer all calls to the country at any time. In a number of towns the problem has arisen where a fire in town has kept the town fire department from answering a call to the country because of lack of equipment. Under the proposed plan here, enough equipment would be available to meet such emergencies. Title In Town's Name. In order to avoid personal liability to farmers taking membership in the proposed setup, title to the new fire truck will be held by the Town of Postville. All liability arising in the operation of truck on the highway and at fires thereby is covered by separate insurance secured by the town. Town ownership will also exempt the truck from cost of purchasing license plates, as this exemption is .granted to municipalities under Iowa laws. In return for these services to be rendered by the Town of Postville and its duly recognized firemen, the Town will be granted the right to use the truck if and when it is available or is needed to augment the Town's present Are fighting equipment. Solicitation Now On. Letters and blank checks are being mailed out this week to all farmers residing in this community and it is hoped the response will be prompt and that checks in sufficient numbers to purchase the equipment will be returned so the order can be placed at an early date. Anyone not receiving a letter may contact any member of'the committed as set forth above who will accept checks and give receipt therefor. DEMOCRATIC WOMEN TO MEET HERE JUNE 27 The Tale of 2 Fishermen. The Democratic ladies of this community are cordially invited to a program and tea at the home of Mrs. H. H. Douglass Thursday, June 27, at 2:30 o'clock p. m. The program will be furnished by the Ladies* Democratic Club of Allamakee county. f" Erjftia- Ruckdaschel, who with hU Hmily is here on a visit from California, where he is considered quite a deep-sea fisherman, roused Earl Peake out of bed at two o'clock yesterday morning and together they went down to the Mississippi river for a few hours of angling. They certainly had good luck, coming back with a big assortment of walleyed pike, black bass, sunfish, crappies and perch. The prize catch was a walleye that measured about 20 inches and tipped the beam at three pounds. They used spinners, flies, minnows and worms for b 'Stt?^

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