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November 19, 1947

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[reworks Blast ish and Game fficials Out e long-smouldering feud be- n the state conservation com- lon and Gov. Robert D.' Blue ed what may prove to be only f its climaxes with the' dis- l*by the commission of three oyes; -harged were Walter W. Ait- irtlett, superintendent of the section; W. E. Albert, chief e fish and game division, and Lewis, Bedford, superinten- of the game section. . commission gave ho reason action in a formal statement, rivately it Is known that Ait- nd Albert figured in the fra- ,etween the governor and the ission. dismissals came as Dr. Ira N, elson. Washington, D. C, ent of the American Wildlife was scheduled to begin vestigation of the operation of mmission. -was agreed on to chairman a ittee which Governor Blue to make an investigation, ppointment was jointly by the nor and the commission, ver, the commission had no in selecting \hc personnel of mmittee. littee members included Zigrang, Livermore; H..L. T. Lost Nation; Glen Law, oines; Robert Beck, Center- State Senator J. T. Dykhouse, .Rapids, and Rep. W. J. Kil k, Randolph. CONTROL. congressmen visiting in recently made separate pre- _ ns that rent control will be tfed until the end of 1948. y are Rep. Henry O. Talle of ah, representing the Second ' District, and Senator Ed. C. "on of Colorado. The former Republican and the latter a crat. h said they looked for an ex- n of rent control when the ir session of Congress meets ashington in January, follow- special session which" open- onday. sent rent control ends Feb- 28. th men also predicted that a bill reducing income tax will assed and Senator Johnson further to say that it will be vetoed by President Tru 1 p. Talle said that he thought ntire income tax law will be ed and that the new bill will de a community property e, giving people in many the same right to split their es between husband and wife approximately 13 states now under state.laws. IAL SESSION. asoned state house observers that any hint as to a special on of the legislature may come gh a call for special elections 1 one vacancy and possibly an r in the house. e definite vacancy is in Powe county, left by the death of John W. Gannaway of Grinj who served his first term at ast session. other vacancy may be de- d through a probable change sidence of one state represents special election means giving ays notice to the voters of the ted counties. And it is doubt- f a special session would be ened before the vacancy, ol­ eics, were filled. POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1947. Number 3. DEMOCRATS. time draws nearer toward eadline when political candi-, must make their decisions L er they will run again for c office. d wHile most of the imponder- still are on the Republican of the fence in Iowa, it" was emocrats who provided the (recently, name of former Congressman Biermann ofDecorah is the to be mentioned on the cratic side as that party goes the job of lining up a guber- ial candidate. This means that r Senator Guy M. GilWtte ply will become the senatorial ate and the talk is that he nnounce sometime in Decern- ocratic State Chairman Jake re has called a meeting of his ization people in Des Moines 'this month'to get the lineup nty and congressional candi- There is no secret that the rats plan to put more can- for county offices than in st, since the next election is idential electioVi and one in the Democrats usually give Ives a better chance to cap- ocal, county and : state po- RNOR ARNAIX. mocrat provided more news a recently when former Gov. Armall of Georgia made appearances — in Waterloo, oines and Cedar Rapids. ' course, the question of the ith ,him was whether he will andidate for the Democratic (Continued on pag* D # , To Play Lansing In Cage Opener Here on Tuesday Coaches Fix Schedule For Fall and Winter; Other News at School The 1947-48 Postville basketball team is preparing itself to, meet a schedule which includes ten conference games, six non-conference games and two tournaments. The first game will be played here next week on Tuesday, November 25, against a strong Lansing team. There will be a second team preliminary, game starting at 7:30. A total of fifty-seven boys has turned out for the sport, and there has been keen competition for the starting berths. Apparently the starting lineup for the Lansing game will be chosen from the following group of boys: Bob Douglass, Howard Hills, Jim Koevenig, Jim Malone, Bernie Martins, Ken Peake, Roger Christofferson, Dean Gunderson, Don Heins, Eugene Rima, Jim Waters. The schedule is as follows: Novmber 25—Lansing, here. Dcember 5—Sumner, here. December 12—Monona, there. December 18—Fayette, here. December 1!)— McGregor, here. January 2—New Hampton, here. January 6 —West Union, there. January 9 —Waukon, there. January 13— Elkader, there. January 20— Fayette, there. January 23— Waukon, here. January 26-30— County Tourney at Waukon. February 3— Clermont, there. February 6—Maynard, there. February 13—West Union, here. February 17— Monona, here. February 20— Elkader, here. February 24-28— Sectional Tourney.- Monday evening the coaches, Mr. Babcock and Mr. Starcevich, and the girls' physical education teachers, Miss McGoon and Miss Hausladen, attended a meeting at West Union. At this meeting the all-star football team ,was chosen. Mr. Cook and Mr." Gosmire attended this meeting also. Wednesday evening Mr. Cook, Mr. Starcevich. Mr. Babcock. and Mr. Gosmire attended a meeting at New Hampton to discuss basketball rules. Play Day. December 6 has been set as the day for Girls' Play Day to be held here at Postville. Each school in the Upper Iowa Conference will send 18 girls to participate in the day's activities. General News. Next week six-weeks tests will be given. This past week was National Educational Week, A few parents visited some of the classes. Mr. Gosmire's shop students are now working in the shop. Junior High. The seventh grade sponsored a junior high party Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 7 until 9 o'clock. In the seventh and eighth grade art classes the girls are making designs for stencilling and the boys are carving frpm soap and wood. The sixth grade art class is doing finger painting. The sixth grade history class is studying life in castles in earlier times. Many of the children drew interesting pictures of these feudal castles. , (Continued on page 8) Luana High Students To Appear on Radio Unlighted 1 Vehicles Are Highway Menace Says Safety Patrol Don't drive unlighted tractors or wagons on roads or highways after dark—department of public safety warns. The Department of Public Safety calls attention to the hazards to highway traffic by farmers driving tractors and wagons on the roads after dark without lights. "During the last few weeks many farmers have been working after dark in order to get their crops in from the fields. The unsafe part of this late work is in the distance traveled on .the public highways between fields and cribs. Many farmers are misinformed or negligent in complying with the requirements of the law as to lighting on tractors and wagons being operated on the roads after dark." Several accidents have occurred in the past few weeks involving unlighted farm vehicles at night. The Commissioner warns farmers "to correct this unsafe practice and purchase a $2.00 lantern to save lives and property damage; and to keep from becoming involved with the law." The State law provides that "every vehicle up on a highway within this state be- lighted from a half- hour after sunset to a half-hour before sunrise, or at any time when there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible, persons and vehicles on the highway at a distance of 500 ft. In addition; all vehicles, including animal drawn vehicles, shall be equipped with at least one lighted lamp or lantern exhibiting a white light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the front of such vehicle and a lamp or lantern exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of 500 ft. to the rear." A red reflector, as approved by the Department of Public Safety, may be used on the rear of such vehicles. iWhen a vehicle is proceeding al a slow rate of speed, such as to impede or block normal traffic, the driver should use the highway shoulder and give way to the right as much as possible. "Fight tuberculosis" radio talks will be presented by three Luana high school students over radio station WKBB at 3:30 on December 2. The fifteen-minute broadcast will be made as part of the 14th annual high . school radio speaking program sponsored by the Iowa Tuberculosis Association. The program will consist of ' three five-minute talks. One student will speak on "Tuberculosis—Find It .Early.". One will follow with the subject "Tuberculosis—Treat It Promptly." The final talk, "The Christmas Seal—Health Pioneer," will be presented by the third student. The speakers will be selected from junior and senior students who participated in the program. Virginia Meskel directed the project. / The broadcast will be one of 122 to be made by Iowa high school students between November 17 and\ December 19. Twenty-eight radio stations are making time available to the participating schools. Stores To Be Open Wednesday Nights: Commercial Club Postville business places will be open Wednesday evenifigs starting November 26 and continuing to December 24, it was announced at the November meeting of the Postville Commercial Club held in the basement of Memorial Hall last Thursday evening. Stores will also be kept open each evening the week before Christmas to permit late shoppers to make gift purchases. One of the largest attendances in the club's history was registered at this meeting. Failure of the pictures advertised to arrive, made a change necessary, and Supt. K. Tf Cook showed the film, "Aluminum," which turned out to be a most interesting and instructive picture. The club voted to decorate the downtown district for the holidays and a committee was empowered to proceed with this work at an early date. A large tree will again be placed in the intersection to the south of the Koevenig store and this will be illuminated with colored lights. A committee appointed some time ago to find a suitable location for an ice skating pond reported that progress has been made and it is hoped to announce plans for the rink shortly. The club went on record supporting the local Legion Post in its effort to secure a swimming pool for Postville. The Town Council was recently handed a petition from local residents and have under advisement setting of an election date on the question. A discussion on the establishment of a youth center in Postville resulted in a motion to empower the president to appoint a committee who are to investigate the matter and to report at the next meeting of the-club to be held Thursday, December 11. ^ Overbecks Plan Sale; V To Move to CaliforniaA ; ' j rj^arid Mrs. Ben F. Ovcrbeck hold a public auction of their household goods in north Postville Saturday, Nov. 29. at one o'clock) 'Eaton tJ^ers'wilHjetiie auctioneerI and the Postville State Bank is the clerk. A list of the property to be sold will appear in the next Herald. "^The Overbecks, who. recently sold their 'home, jexpect to move to California sooJvV • • Lyle Mitchell Is Farm Bureau Head Lyal • Mitchell, Jefferson township, was reelected president of the Allamakee county Farm Bureau organization for 1948 at the special annual meeting held Wednesday evening, November 12, in Waukon opera house. Other officers elected were: James Piggot, Ludlow township, vice president; Edw. Plein, Makee township, secretary; A. J. Mathis, Lafayette township, treasurer; Mrs. Wm. Krumme, Ludlow township, chairman county women's work; Mrs. Clem Baxter, Paint Creek township, vice chairman women's work; Mrs. Ralph Jenkins, Lafayette township, publicity chairman, women's work; Mrs. Don Lamborn, Franklin township, chairman 4-H girls' club work; Mrs. Allan Hartley, Union City township, vice chairman 4-H girls' club work; Warren Kerndt, Lansing township, chairman 4-H boys' club .work; Curtis Piggot, Union Prairie township, vice chairman 4-H boys' club work. Joel Clark, Clayton county livestock farmer, was the main speaker for the event. Mr. Clark, who was one of the 22 farmers who made the European tour, gave a talk about his trip. Start Laying Blocks For Produce Building Work of laying blocks for the walls of the new Hansen & Matson produce plant was started last week, but the unexpected cold wave and heavy snowfall discouraged workmen who stopped operations after only a few days of work. With the return of more favorable weather, Harm J. Kramer, local manager of the concern, says it is hoped to carry the work to completion as quickly as possible. Real Estate Changes During the Past Week Mrs. David Meyer this week sold her residence property in north Postville to Kenneth Ellis of Auburndale, Wis., who with his family will move here next spring. Hilbert Larson on Monday purchased 1% lots from Mrs. S. C. Baily. These are located on west Williams street, to the west of the Mrs. J. W. Lenth residence. Mr. Larson expects to erect a house there as soon as possible., >• \ / Laying Cables For Street Lights I Interstate Power Company work- me"n""have been in Postville the past week laying the underground cables for the new street lighting, system along the business streets and the street to the Postville hospital and from Huebner's store west to the town UneJ The meTr-flrnTput in the concrete bases for the posts as soon as the weather is favorable, and when the posts and other equipment arrives the lighting system will be installed here. COPY FOR NEXT HERALD SHOULD BE IN EARLIER Because of Thanksgiving Day, all copy for advertisements, news stories, notices, etc., for next week's Herald should be in our office not later than Tuesday morning at nine o'clock. We're going to try and get the Herald in the post office for delivery to patrons • Wednesday. - Mrs. Frank Fay X Passes at Clermont /-Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning for Mrs. Frank Fay, 75, in St. Peter's Catholic church in Clermont, with—the Rev. Robert Cooney officiating. | Interment was in PostVillCcemetery and pallbearers were Ed McNeil, Bert Waters, L. O. Beucher, E. L. Crowe, B. Riegel and Dan Burke. Mrs. Fay passed away at her home in Clermont last Wednesday following a short illness. As Effie Harmon she was born in Viroqua, Wis., December 4, 1872, as the daughter of George and Marie Harmon. When she was 14 years old, she came with her sister, the late Mrs. Maie Pixler, to Postville to make her home. On September 10, 1889, she was united in marriage to Frank Fay of Postville and to this union two children were born, Oliver Harmon Fay who passed away a number of years ago. and Pearl Elizabeth, now Mrs. Frank Cahalan, who with her family lives in Cedar Rapids. Mr. Fay passed away on October 4 of last year. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Fay is survived by eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two brothers, V. P. and P. J. Harmon, both living in California. Except for the 14 years spent in her girlhood home, Mrs. Fay had lived in the Postville, Gunder and Clermont communities all of her lifetime. In 1917 the family moved to Clermont where Mr. Fay held positions of responsibility with the creamery, lumberyard and finally as manager of the commission company. Eight-Inch Snowfall Brings Early Winter X "A heavy fall of snow, eight inches, was recorded here Friday night and Saturday, with below freezing temperatures registering here on each day of the past,week. The~'?{al'e~'h-ighway-- commission plows were put to work for the first time this season Saturday morning, Paul Schneider, resident maintenance engineer reported, and prompt action kept roadways from being coated with ice by thawing and freezing as reported in some sections of Iowa. Gloomy, cloudy weather followed the snow fall. However, this morning the sun is out bright and warm which should remove much of the snow. Former Local Lady Passes in California •'MrsT Rossetta W. Merrick passed*] away November 12 at Glendale, California, following a four months Rossetta Waters, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Waters, Sr., was born on the homestead in Ludlow township in July 1864. As a young girl she went to the west coast, where she had since made her home. She became interested in teaching and spent the greater part of her lifetime in educational work. For many years she taught in the Los Angeles, Calif., schools, retiring several years ago. In 1896 she was united in marriage with Fred C. Merrick, who was also born and raised in Ludlow township. . Her ' husband preceded her in death in 1933. She is survived by two brothers. George A.-Waters of Waukon and Herbert Waters, living on the homestead near Postville. Pertinent Facts To Know About Your Hawkeye State Iowa is an Indian word meaning "This is the place" or "Beautiful land." Iowa ranks first in the percentage of farmers owning automobiles and fourth in paved road mileage. Iowa, exceeded only by Texas, Illinois and Pennsylvania, ranks fourth in railroad mileage. Iowa has 610,000 telephones. Iowa has more frozen food lockers than any other state. Iowa has more than 9,641 miles of primary roads and 92,921 miles of secondary roads. Iowa has 315 public libraries. Iowa has 43 daily newspapers and 439 weekly publications. Iowa has 28 commercial and four non-commercial radio stations. Iowa's 701,824 families own 621,971 automobiles, 671,000 radios, 580,000 residence phones and have 612,706 electricity-equipped homes. In 1946 Iowa's income from furs exceeded Alaska's fur income by more than a million dollars. Iowa has 4,000 churches and 2,500 ministers and priests. Iowa has the largest legitimate theater in the world. Iowa had the first municipal golf course in the world. Coe College to Honor Leaders in Scholarship Dr. and Mrs. F. W. Kiesau have been advised that their grandson, Paul Bowlin, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bowlin of Minneapolis, has been signally honored at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, where he is a student. Dr. Byron S. Hollinshead, president of the school, writes, "We are honoring Paul because of his excellent scholarship record in our Honor Chapel on November 18 at ten o'clock. We should be glad to have you as our guests in Chapel that morning if you can find it possible to attend." Word also was received here that Frank Dulong, well known young man who has been making his home the past few years with Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Hill, is another student who will be honored Thursday for his high scholastic standing at Coe. Frank recently was pledged by Beta Kappa at the college. Allamakee County Is Short of Quota In Bond Purchases A leader in Iowa in the sale of U. S. Savings Bonds during the war years, Allamakee county today is near the bottom of the list of counties in the state. Roger F. Warin, state director of the savings bond division, told a group of Allamakee bankers at a meeting held in Waukon last Friday evening. Those going from here to attend the meeting were C. F. Meier, W. A. Kneeland, Donald Esles, LaMont Gericke. L O. Beucher and Carlton Schroeder. Allamakee today ranks in 87th place, Mr. Warin told the group. Sales up to October 1 were $1,198,804 against a quota of $1,870,466, which indicates that this county has attained less than two-thirds of its quota, with but three months remaining for sales reports. However, local bankers assured Mr. Warin that sales in the county during October indicated that people, here are following a pattern set during the war years when heaviest purchases were made during the last three months of each year when incomes were heaviest. In the state as a whole. Mr. Warin reported, sales of bonds were at approximately 75% of the quota, $216,826,948 reported, against a fixed quota of $300,000,000 for 1947. "I think everyone agrees," Mr. \Warin said, "that we are living in a very serious and confusing period, Jknd that unless the economy of our country is kept stable, we may lose all that we obtained and many boys will have died in World War I and II in vain. Because of our lack of appreciation for what they have done for us and what we have, we may lose it all. Everyone is agreed that we must keep our economy sound. The one way in which we can help do this," the speaker concluded, "is to sell more Government Bonds to individuals." Results of sales in other nearby counties are as follows: Clayton county, $2,046,046 sales or 73%; Fayette county, $2,219,374 sales or 76Vi%: Winneshiek county, $1,684,986 in sales or 72M%. W. A. Kneeland of Postville is chairman of Allamakee county and of this district in the Savings Bond organization and also spoke at Friday night's meeting. Groth Speaks at Kiwanis Club on Packing Plant Construction Work is Postponed Till Spring Because of Weather Guest speaker at the Postvill*- kiwanis Club last Wednesday evening was Fred W. Groth, president of the newly incorporated local meat packing house firm, "Postville 1 .Quality Foods." ----" Mr. Groth told "his listeners that the early arrival of wintery weath-- er and failure of building materials 1 to arrive, has caused delay in erection of the plant until next spring. He said the proposed structure will be 200 by 60 feet in size, with the main portion of the building to be 150 by 60, with a 76 by 60 ftj basement, which will be used for storage purposes and processing of by-products. The building will be of cement slabs and blocks. Under Federal Inspection. Approval of plans has been received by the federal government who will also have a resident inspector here when the plant goes' into production. A special office will be provided in the plant for the government inspector. Specifically, the plant will handle beef and veal when it opens. However, it is expected to add hogs after the plant is fully equipped to handle these. By-products of the plant will be tankage. Capacity of the plant will be one carload of dressed meat per day at the outset, although the output will be increased from time to time- Provisions are also being made for quarters for a Jewish rabbi to- make kosher kills in the plant. Mr. Groth stated that between 60 to 65 people will be employed when the plant opens for operation and others will be added as needed. Stock Being Sold. The local company will have a capitalization of $200,000. Of this amount $100,000 will be common stock and a like amount will be preferred stock. At this time, Mr. Groth said, $55,000 worth of the stock has been sold. Outside concerns have sought to purchase stock, but Mr. Groth stated that he believed the company should be home-owned and home-controlled to make it a local community project, and for this reason he has refused to sell stock to foreign investors. Five Babies Born Here Within 12-Hour Period Last Friday was a busy day for the stork at Postville Community Hospital, the long-legged fetlow needing to make five trips here within a 12-hour period to deliver his cargo. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Millard Bilden: weight 8U pounds; named Dale Millard. A son came for Mr. and Mrs. Earl Aanes of Clermont; weight 6U pounds: named Steven Lloyd. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Baade of Luana, a daughter: weight 8Vi pounds; named Jean Ann. Mr. and Mrs. George Larson of Clermont, a son; weight 8 pounds; named Larry Eugene. A son to Mr. and Mrs. Conner Dummermuth xsi Elgin; weight 7 lbs.. 12V4 oz.: named David DeHart. Of the last ten babies born at the local hospital, nine have been boys, Mrs. Edna Dummermuth, superintendent, reported. To Gather Wastepaper In Postville Saturday Because of the inclement weather last Saturday, no paper collection was made here. However, Mrs. Leonard W. Casten. local chairman of the paper drives, announced this morning that the pickup will be made Saturday immediately after the noon hour, weather permitting. Wet paper cannot be accepted. As in the past, paper should be bundled and placed at the curbing in front of homes and business places. The proceeds from the sale of the paper will go to the Postville hospital fund. STATE SENATOR'S FATHER PASSES AWAY SATURDAY Gustav Jacobson, 79, father of State Senator Arthur H. Jacobson, passed away last Saturday at the Decorah hospital where he had been a patient for several days. He was a lifelong resident of this county and is survived by his widow, a son and a daughter.:

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