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November 5, 1947

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mmmmwm .1 '-.«••< %tfig Studied kf West Iowa »;A prbjiect ''in Northwest Iowa dbng the Little and Nepper rivers \>lll- be watched with utmost inter- it *:.by<Towa officials—*oth congros- lonal and state—to sec If it holds Tie answer for flood control in the •te. two-fold. program, first of its find in the United States, is underlay in the area around Mapleton. lb: |1. In the Nepper watershed work being done on a 485-acre area lith bulldozers and Heavy con iructions equipment transforming jnd; surfaces. This work includes uilding a concrete box culvert flume under a road, dropping. Wllways to reduce the grade of earns .and: erection of earthen its 'with concrete drop inlets and A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN -Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1947. Number 1. This phase holds the greatest aterest for the officials, for it is lie one under which every farmer . the area la doing work on his in I dividual farm in an undertaking to keep the water where it falls through soil conservation practices i of terracing, contouring, us e of 'grass waterways, rotation of crops and good land-use. Iowa officials long have contend . ed that the first approach to the I', flood control program so far as this : state is concerned should be on the individual farms where the water falls. Federal officials long have held out for a series of dams and resevoirs ito hold back the water at flood time and to release it when rivers can handle the volume. Thus, the'Mapleton experiment will be watched closely for it may go far in proving Iowa officials right or wrong. SPECIAL SESSION. Talk on the special session to reduce the 1948 income tax is more than just talk these days. Legis lators are trying to line up other legislators within their concession al districts to vote for a 50 percent reduction. If enough of them r say they will, the 1 governor will call a special session. One place where there will be [some additional talk on this sub |ject is in the house chamber itself |Nov. 8 when the "52 club" meets [This an organization of Republican (legislators who served their first Iterm during the most recent ses Jsion. There are some 38 of them rwho served in the house for the {first time. The club was organized purely |as a social group but it has met on one or two previous occasions and <ie activities and talk have not been strictly social. Therefore, there is good reason ito think that when the boys get together they will talk about special session. And it \vo\ild not be at all surprising if they came put unanimously for a 50 pert-en reduction in the income tax law. If a special session is called in all probability it will be during the first two weeks of December. There are some good reasons for this but one of the best ones is that if it is held then the. boys won't have too iuch incentive to talk about any Dther subject than income tax be cause Christmas will be so near at hand. Gov. Blue has hesitated calling special session not only because tie wasn't certain of the strength necessary to reduce the income tax out because he knows the senate is eeved at him for appointing to the sighway commission a man they refused to confirm during the regular session. Holding a special session near ae .Christmas holidays would tend stave off taking up more than )ne subject. .This was tried once before by an |owa governor with considerable uccess. In December of 193G the (ate Gov. Clyde L. Herring called lie: legislature into special session pass the employment security I then the" unemployment com- ensation act—so that Iowa could lialify for the federal funds avail Publ Invited to HeajClark Tell Eurie's Plight Clajlch Farm Leader Hoi* From Abroad Speaks 0 Here Tonight JoelC 8tk,:well known Clayton county : inn leader, who recently was one it 25 Iowa farmers touring Europe id get first -hand impressions or conditions there, will be the guei t 'speaker of the Postville Kiwanis Club tonight at Memorial Hall, lie public is cordially invited to attend the address which will be held in the main auditorium of the jhall at 7:15, immediately after the weekly dinner-meeting of the club. Mr. Clark's subject will be "My Agricultural Impressions of Europe' and his talk will be most interest' ing at this particular time in the light of .'the assistance that is being given by this country in rehabili fating the war devastated countries of Europe, including the British Isles. The speaker is a former presl dent of the Clayton county Farm Bureau, president of the Allamakee- Clayton Electric Cooperative with offices in Postville, member of the Elkader fair board and former president of the Production Credit Association". v His observations as told to many gatherings since his return home last month have been well received, and at the qonclusion of his ..-talk he usually conducts a questioi and answer session, which gives iris audience an opportunity to gaip information they are most intereitad in. Deeping ft£r. Clark's appearance here as a highlight in the club's fall progrin series, Kiwanians believe the puDlic will welcome the opportunity to share with them his dis- cussim of the tour and of the con- i ditior* as he found them abroad, and pence extend this invitation for aU to come and hear Mr. Clark at Manorial Hnll tonight at^ 7:1,5 Boy Scouts Become Our Future Leaders, Kiwanians Are Told "In my many years of Boy Scout work I have yet to find the first of these boys grown to manhood who has violated a law of this -country, even as minor an infraction as wrong parking of an automobile," Arnie Stierman of Dubuque, Council Commissioner of the Northeast Iowa Council of Boy Scouts, told members of trie Postville Kiwanis Club at their weekly dinner-meeting last Wednesday evening. Mr. Stierman outlined the great work being done by Scoutmasters and executives with the boys who enter Scouting. He related how after Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese, the then Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, issued an appeal to Boy Scout headquarters for young men who had been members of Sea Scouts as boys. Of the 6,800 recommended, the Navy accepted 6,400 for officers' training schools and eventually commission ed them as officers. The speaker stressed the import ance of giving the boys of today the kind of'.activities ; '4hey, like, and pointed out that only through Boy Scout work does the boy find an outlet for his ambitions, pent-up energies and desire for leadership among lads of his own age. Where Scouting has, gained a foothold, youth delinquency problems are minimized and the community gains civic' leaders as the boys trained in Scouting grow to man hood, the speaker said. Survey Shows Corn Will Yield 34.6 Bushels ci'clool. School Bassoonist Chcsen to Appear With'State Group |He called it during the week pre ling Christmas knowing that this ftnild force prompt action. It did— he'legislature met, considered one the most intricate bills that has et been presented, and passed it within three days.' The boys ie it home for Christmas on ENANT GOVERNOR jjThere has been a good deal writ- andrsaid 'about who'll be in the publican race for governor in Hit Governor Blue decides to for the Senate—and at this jiting it appears that may be he's * to do. little or nothing has been in or said about who might be ! race for lieutenant governor, ally that's a good spot to fo- loffle attention on because in normal course of events the ^tenant governor .sometimes Js j .fellow who is in line for the ernorship a few yfars hence, young legislator who may be. race Is Rep. Fred Schwengelfj ayenport who served his * i session in the house during i winter. f Arl|iie Sehultz has been accepted lis*Tas »onist in the all-state orchestra, which vi'ill be formed January 2 and [3 at Des Moines under a distinguished director. She auditioned for the place at Waterloo and was among a group of fifty selected from this area. The 'complete orchestra will number 250 piecesTA t, Homecoming:. ——>—'» Highlight of the Homecoming festivities Friday afternoon was the presentation of the queen : and king, JMary Jane Schlee and Ken Timmerman. The queen 's attendants were Peggy Spencer and Carol Eberlijig. During the half of the footbajl game the king and queen were presented gifts from the boys' P. T. class. The Junior class sponsored a dance for the alumni and high school Friday night.v "i Junior Class Play. Wheji New York, London, Paris and Berlin audiences put their mark of'approval on a play, it is fair td\ assume that the play is worthy of serious attention. The Junior class of Postville high school^ therefore, wishes to call your attention to their production of "The Late Christopher;Bean," by Sidney Howard, on Friday, Novem ber 14, nt 8:00 p. m. in the high school auditorium. Eddy. Green, Elaine Everman, June Schroeder, Marilyn Backhaus, Joan ChristorTerson, Lylc Schultz, Cletus Reincke, Donald El vers and Eddie Watery are the juniors who are in the cast. This play • is being' produced by special • arrangement .with Samuel French of New York under the dl rection rot'Miss-Doris Allred. Vocal Matic. The junior high music classes presented a short assembly program for the school and their parents Thursday afternoon. : 'Built around!a hillbilly theme, the students selected their songs from the folk music of the. Tennessee' hills Corn in Clayton county will yield an average of 34.6 bushels per acre this year, according to a survey made by the Iowa State College Extension Service, Grover Hahn, extension director reported. • The survey was made in section 21 of each township in the county, and the yield is based on the total acreage of corn planted this year. Yields ranged all the way from zero in the river bottoms to 60 bu. per acre in the Garnavillo area The average farm still has 400 bushels of old corn and 1000 bush els of oats on hand. The survey al so showed that farmers are raising less hogs this fall than last fall, and are cutting their feeder cattle numbers, approximately 50 This reduction of livestock caused by the shortage of feed and the relatively more favorable price paid for corn and oats. Farmers are urged to feed more good quality roughage to meet the high feed costs, Mr. Hahn stated The quality of feed, however, is better than last year. There may be some soft corn, but in general, the corn is drying in the fields, and with favorable weather, should keep in storage cribs without much danger of spoilage. 1 Some fields may already be safely harvested, Mr. Hahn stated. and b their theme on the song, Mountain." The scene a barn at an old- of the corn. ;Wory.. • ... first history class football game, the ' 6. They tes of c: sjpeildo 1 Insurance Men Chosen To Attend 3-day School Boyd B. Turner of Postville and Preston Carr of Monona are among the 250 selected mutual fire Insurance and casualty insurance agents representative of the midwestern states who will come together November 6, 7 and 8 at Hotel Mont rose. Cedar Rapids, for •. a con centrated three-day post-war in. surance institute, which is attrac ting nationwide interest. They will make up the student body of the Mutual Fire and Casualty Institute under the sponsorship of the American Mutual Alliance, made up of the nation's major mutual insurance companies. Recent changes in Iowa law regarding motor vehicles and the financial responsibility of drivers, as well as possible widespread changes in fire insurance fields in this state, make the Institute well worth while. It Is the first time this important meeting has been held west of the Mississippi River. Town Erects Signs For Hospital 'Zones All Are Invited to Armistice Program Arthur F. Brandt Post, No. 518, American Legion, in cooperation with the Postville public schools, have arranged a program in observance of Armistice Day next Tuesday morning to which the public is cordially invited. To be held at the high school auditorium, the program will start at 11 o'clock, and State Senator Arthur H. Jacobson has been secured as the speaker. Stores to Close. In accordance with action taken at the last meeting of the Postville Commercial Club, all local business places will be elbsed during ArmiS' tice Day services, from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. The program is as follows: Selections by the Postville High School Band. Advancement of Colors by the Color Guard. "Star Spangled Banner" by the audience, accompanied by the band Invocation, Rev. F. J. Vallaster "Prayer"—Alexis Lwooff, by the Girls' Glee Club. Introduction of Speaker by the commander of the local Legion Post Address, by Mr .^Arthur Jacobson, State Senator. • "Lift Thine Eyes"—Mendelssohn, by the Girls' Glee Club. "America" by the audience, accompanied by the band. Silent Tribute by the audience. Benediction by Rev. Hargrave.. Retirement of the Colors. Adults' School to Start November 12 Lewis Hein Passes At Cedar Rapids £j£uneral services were held Saturday morning for Lewis C. Hein, 33, a former Postville resident who had passed away suddenly at his home in Cedar Rapids Thursday morning._^Brief services were held 'in the Turner funeral chapel in Cedar Rapids Saturday at 10 a: m., and in St. Paul's church in Postville at 2:30 p. m., the Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig conducting^'' Interment was in Postville cemeteryT} Mr. Hein was born in -Postvule October 14, 1914, as the son of George W. and Emma Meier Hein. He received his education in the local high schooi. On November 28, 1942, he was united in marriage to Miss Florence Erickson and 5Vj years ago he moved to Cedar Rapids which had since been his home. For a number of years Mr. Hein was engaged in the oil business here, succeeding his father in that business upon the latter's death. A member of the Lutheran church and of the Eagles lodge, Mr. Hein at the time of his passing was serving as a special agent of the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance company in Cedar Rapids. Surviving him are his wife, his mother, one brother, Harold, of Postville, and numerous other relatives and. friends. He was preceded in death by his father, one sister, Charlotte, and one brother, Harlan. Postville Assessor Among Eligibles for County Deputy Post Results of the examination in Allamakee county for deputy county assessor conducted by the state tax commission earlier this year were announced this week at Des Moines. Here in Allamakee county the following successfully passed the examination to become eligible for the new post created by the last legislature in the new county assessor setup. Carl C. Sander of Postville, Keith Bigelow, Ralph Brown, Henry Evenmoe, Alfred Hansmeier, Mrs. Helen Larson, Charles H. Palmer, Nels Quandahl, Roland Shogren, John Wadsworth. The county auditor is automatically county assessor, while the deputy county assossor becomes the fieldman doing the actual appraising and fixing of assessments starting next year. The county auditor is empowered to name the deputy from the eligible list cer titled to him by the tax commission In Clayton county eligible for the new post is James Moore; in Fayette county they are Howard Boyle, James Dittmer, James Ed wards, Hazel Gehring, Archie Howard, John Pearl and LeRoy Sturch; in Winneshiek county eli gibles are Melvin Sattre and Clarence Seim. Postville Leads In Retail Sales, Figures Indicate Sales Tax on $628,700 For 3-Month Period Is Basis for Figures This is Loyalty Month At St. Paul's Church November is being observed as Loyalty month at St. Paul's Luther an church. Serman subjects and dates for the month are as ?follows Sunday, November 9, "To Whom Much is Given;" Sunday, November 16, "Forward with the Faith;" Sun day, November 23, "The Lord is My Shepherd;" Thanksgiving Day "Gratitude Compels;" Sunday, November 30, "Will a Man Rob God? The memorial service conducted each year at St. Paul's on the last Sunday of the church year will be held on November 23. The annual every-member visitation throughout the congregation will take place Sunday afternoon, November 30. The time of the Sunday services is 10:30 o'clock and the Thanksgiving day service 10:00 o'clock a. m. j i Brandt's Brown Swiss Have High Production Five registered Brown Swiss cows in the herd of Ewald C. Brandt, Postville, have recently completed some very good production records. According to Fred S. Idtse, secretary of the Brown Swiss Association, Bcloit, Wis., the five cows averaged 11.193.6 pounds of milk, 484.94 pounds of butterfat in 286 days. These records are all the more outstanding in view of the fact that Brandt only has 21 cows in his entire herd and all the records were made under ordinary farm conditions without, special caro. The high cow was Betty's Sylvia 78177 who produced 13,233.0 pounds of milk and 578.41 pounds of butter fat in 305 days as a 7 year old. Four "Quiet Zone" signs have been erected during the past week on the streets leading to the Postville Community Hospital by town officials and-the attention , of car and truck drivers is called to thfm. The signs are erected on standards much the same. as regular highway markers. Reflector bat- tons are so arranged on them unt they ar« plainly visible by nt»vt drivers. - Don Ritchie of Prairie du Chief, ** came Monday for; a few^s--*' in the h'&ni o* his: uncle The first of the series of fall and winter farmers' night school classes will be conducted at Postville high school Wednesday evening, Nov. 12, beginning at 8 o'clock, it was announced this morning by John K. Madsen,, vocational agriculture instructor. Simultaneously with the men's class, the .adult classes for women in homemaklng will be held by Miss Dorothy McGoon, home, eco nomics instructor. "Plastic Handicraft" will be the topic for the series, and on the opening night general: information will be given concerning plastics ' and individual project choices. The men will hear Dr. R. F. Schneider, local veterinarian, discuss -"Mastitis, and Sanitation in Dairy Herds." Both groups, men, and women, Will be shown the film, "Wheels Over Africa," fatofto be-* most en>, tertai'ning 'picture ' Commercial Club To See Movies Commercial Club members will be shown two motion pictures when they meet in the basement of Memorial Hall for their next meeting Thursday, November 13, according to Robert Burling, the program chairman. "East of Bombay" is a travelogue depicting scenes and customs as they exist in that vast Kiwanians' Census Reveals Postville's Population Is 1245 An unofficial census completed of PosTvTTle last week by the Kiwanis Club members reveals that there are 1245 inhabitants residing withj, in the confines of this cityT ! In 1930 thejederarce^sua*1hdicat ed that Postville had a population of 1060; in, 1940 this same source re vealed that we had 1194. The present enumeration by the Kiwanis Club was made with great deal of care to avoid errors. Figures were checked street by street and double-checked so there would be no duplications Even so, names not previously counted have bobbed up since the count was completed. Nevertheless, the real purpose of the census was to approximate the number of residents here after the war had brought with it a migration of rural people to the larger manufacturing centers, and to ascertain how a town, the size of Postville was affected by this pilgrimage, and whether those who left to do war work eventually returned here. The regular federal census, taken every decade, will be undertaken in 1950 and it will be interesting to see how the present figure com pares with those obtained then. Figures have been released this week by the Iowa tax commission on retail trade in 218 towns and cities during the May, June, July quarter, and in it we observe that- Postville ranks at or near the top in volume among the towns between 1000 to 1500 in population. Total sales tax collected here during the three months period amounted to $12,574. The tax being two percent, this amount multiplied by 50 shows that the total retail business here for that period was $628,700. The following figures for towns and cities, all of them larger than Postville, according to the 1940" census figures used, is interesting: for comparative .purposes: Town .Population Tax muh!lty f «rti^ Msh'r^lassesi' 'Butt' tn MSttWmft^nrr^aWB^^B^^^^ independence by Great Britain. The other, picture, "Louisiana Purchase," is an historical movie of the great Mississippi Valley of which Iowa is a part The club will partake of a dinner at 6:30 as has been the custom for many years, and following the showing of the pictures by Supt K T, Cook* of' the local schools, president Ear) Abernethy will preside at the business meeting. During the'.coming week .the membership committees will: make meir soUcitaUons and H is exsNct- renort on their work »t tb^intjitr Cole Bags Big Bear And Deer In Canada Unto?- Harry Cole . returned home last Friday from Lake' of the Woods, Canada, where he spent two _ weeks_aitJbigJ^aj^e ;h,Wting,.' N ^Ie brought home the skin of a empire of India recently given itstef ge black bear wWch he is hav . ing made into a rug. The animal, said by lodge attendants with whom Dr. Cole stayed to be the largest jgyer shot there, weighed 600 poundsA He also bagged a buck deer'that'"also showed evidence of having ted well in the northern woods during his earthy career. KEN BLACKMAN NAMED BUENA VISTA DIBECTOB Kenneth Blackman* ffirrn«j|| dar; Rapids resident ntond'" named athletic director at Vi^ta college in StornfeLake.? m)m already was basketball 1 baseball coach and,hf il dutieqg; POSTVILLE 1194 Ackley 1586 Akron 1314 Alta 1269 Avoca ...1 1600 Bedford ; ..2021 Brooklyn 1408 Colfax 2252 Cooh Rapids 1533 Corydon 1872 Dunlap 1550 Eldon 1676 Guttenberg 1860 Hamburg 2187 Hartley 1403 Humboldt _ 2819 Lake Mills 1720 Lamoni 1567 Lansing 1388 LaPorte City 1594 Madrid 2074 Malvern 1320 Manson 1429 Mapleton 1824 Montezuma 1477 Northwood 1724 Odebolt 1350 Oakland 1317 Ogden 1507 Rockwell City 2375 Sanborn 1344 Story City 1479 Traer : .......1497 Toledo 2073 Villisca 2011 Wapello 1603 West Liberty 1802 Williamsburg 1308 Woodbine 1467 Nearby towns and cities show the : following figure -?™ r ^j <! >- * Monona - 1181 McGregor _ , l3XS^~^l,Va^p; t fSfrawJBeNy "Point-, J223 7,329 £ Elkader .:::~:_:.u.._;..i.T55«- 13,963 Waukon 2972 24,544 West Union 2059 16,560 Decorah 5303 41,518 .. Deposits Here $4,880,901. The prosperity of this community becomes all the more significant when deposits in local banks are considered. According to statements published last month by the two Postville banks on call from the Iowa superintendent of banking there was on deposit last month $4,880,901.35. Luana, to the east of . us, has a bank with over one million dollars, something of a record for a town of 222 population. These factors, together with the prosperous community surrounding Postville to comprise its trade territory, and the progressive retail .. merchants with their well-kept stocks of up to date merchandise, explains more clearly than the figures why Postville is leading ' ,. towns and cities in its population" group in retail sales as revealed by . » the figures given above. $12,57411,689 10,126 7,21411,898 12,346 9,040 9,149 11,259 11,414 9,328 4,795 9,95l' 10,963 12,380 8,085 10,000 8,693 6,241 9,643 10,775 8,22*1 10,115 10,708 10,514 11,499 10,116 8.225 7,415 11,495 7,555 9,161 12,475 9,113 11,138 10,984 10,815 9,985 7,394 Former Postville Lady Passes Away at Cresco i,.Mrs. M Henry Bugenhagen, 66, a former resident of this community, passed away at Cresco last Friday and funeral services, were held there Monday. She was a sister of Frank and Harry Reinhardt^jnd Mrs. Fred Miene, Sr., of ^gjjs^cJjgTI Mrs. Bugenhagen was born near National as the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich Reinhardt who later became residents of this communi- ! ty. She was married in Postville to Henry Bugenhagen in 1901 and they immediately went to Cresco to make their home. • \ . She is survived ,by. three sons and two daughters, all of whom live in the Cresco community. g the funeral from here Fred Miene; 1 Sr., Mr,, aind. vARebabinit. - -:,M| r J :5lpf'" Reinhardt, Mrs. Pau : and Mrs. Ciai Jr. and ,'Mrs^: an* mtjh

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