Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 10, 1947 · Page 1
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1 i .1 ms Invest tlus Money I. S. Bonds still are investing their ley in savings bonds at a greater than in 1946, ac- the latest report- issued _. F. Warin, state director gtings bonds division. investments in Series E, |6 United States savings fring October totaled $18,- |lmost four million dollars in purchases during bear ago. The 10-month to- ie state stands at $235,- lough Iowa is outdoing its ice of last year, Warin it that the state is almost short of its 10-month 1947. !ing conferences with ind other investment of- said, "we know that surd 's are in circulation and .committees in each coun- iaking every effort to ex- advantages of investing sly in interest-bearing inds. s, owners, of small busi- .'ofessional men 'and wo- others who are self-em- being urged to buy ad- jvings bonds now while ^iings are relatively high." 'arin tossed in a reminder fngs bonds make excellent i gifts. . list of 99 counties Tama _s first place in the purser the 10-month period. in second, with Henry ¥ position and Story in pthers in the first 10, in Sioux, Johnson, Greene, IVista. Pocahontas and Irs, Tta* )*AX TALK. special legislative session far, there is no question in {mind but that the income |for 1918 reduced, course, means that what- is enacted by the special Irill be imposed on 1947 in- he tax being payable in POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1947. Number 6. Name Students On Honor Roll Past Six Weeks, 37 of High Schoolers Are In Select Group; Other News at School By question that remains is ;thc legislature will enact ligfgnsion of the present 50, per- or whether it will choose .SflH18 n session long enough to iput a complete revision of something which a good gislators are advocating, surface it would seem that iduction on a percentage be "enacted because of the of time. This pressure [Coming from two sources— |he Christmas holidays be- isaround the corner, and that date on taxes payable in ihuary 1. already have been made e basis that the tax will be on the 100 percent rate. |nge means that these forms to be altered or that new iy have to be printed. Of at involves time. So the e will be under pressure the simplest change pos- this year. er, a good number of the 's are for staying in session him* aw is completely revised p M[jwjto insure the small wage Jtrnffi-a) f.urer rate than now gov- fOS <4vOBt he pays. A fiat percent- reduction wouldn't benefit the 11 Income taxpayer as much as luger taxpayer. rWhat e er happens in the special Milan of the legislature—some are ifodloiiflL that it will happen for WO year-, That is, whatever rate !OM Into effect for the income tax tip,n to effect for a two year iuttffto that the 1949 regular ses- WJjBjIhave an opportunity to re- fflge entire picture without of a tax deadline only inths away. 9VCKS. Mrs. Henry HasBrouck. (>ped into the situation at ; Training School for Boys ed the late Supt. Fred N. et a new foundation of [under the program, have ]school for new work at ge- sBroucks were instrumen- Brting the orientation cot- Syhich boys who were sent gjjchool for the first time irhat was expected of them some preliminary training ling fitted into the life of The following students were onj the honor roll for the past six weeks: Seniors'— Carol Eberling. Jim Koevenig, Mary Jane Schlee, Peggy Spencer. Zonna Stee, Bea Turner, Fred Reincke. Juniors—Marilyn Backhaus, John Dresser, Joan Christofferson, Bette Mae Schutte, Cloy Miene. Sophomores — George ' Bachelder, Mary Casten, Ruth Christiansen, Donald Enyart, Delore's Erickson, Mildred ' Foley, Jeannine f Harris, Bernadine Kugel, Virginia McNally, Joan Meyer, John White, lone Winter. Freshmen — Paul Benjegerdes, Dixie Cook; Donna Mae Dickmanf Inez Duwe, Joyce Gregg, Glenni Jarmes, Lois Koopman, Mary Miene, Carole Schultz, Marlend- Schupbach, Richard Searls, Billie Waters. ' Assembly Program. / Tuesday, December 16, at 3:00. o'clock, there will be a public assembly featuring Dwight L. Wood, concert baritone. Mr. Wood will be accompanied by Marie E. Wood. They will present a program of vocal music, philosophy and poetry. The public is invited to attend this concert. No a'dmission will be charged. Vocational Agriculture. The vocational agriculture de partment has just completed making about 35 soil tests on farms around Postville. This covers more than 600 acres. They plan to give this same service to farmers again in the spring. They have just pur chased a new tester and after the new year they plan to make seed testing available to all farmers wanting this service. General News. The members of the faculty drew names for a Christmas party which they will have in the old gymnasium December 18. One of the classrooms in the high school was made into a projector room this past week. Every day films are shown to various classes. Get Football Letters. The following boys were awarded letters for the football season: Major letter winners: Arvid Anderson, Bernie Martins, Eugene Halvcrson. Lloyd Schutte. Ken Timmerman, John Hoth, # Jim Koevenig, Dean Gunderson, Wayne McNally, Roger Christofferson, Bob Douglass, Howard Hills, Tenuis Mork, Jim Malone, Jack Schultz, Eugene Rima, Carl Faber. Honorary letter winners, Willie Schultz. Managers, Keith Olson, Jack Overeen. Junior high letter winners, Jack Looney, Dick Cayton, Robert Landt, Neil Rima, Bob Henning, Ralph Gunderson, Lowell Schroeder, Dale Szabo, Jack Meyer, Eugene Larson, Dick Searls. At a meeting of the letter winners Bob Douglass and Jim Malone were elected honorary co-captains for the year. (Continued on page 8) ftT F. Kneeskern, well known Castalia mink farmer, was a Postville visitor Saturday and informed us that, he had just completed pelting 550 of his mink and is planning on shipping the skins to market -soon.-' |<~2£Mr. Kneeskern started in" the mink rearing business-in 1928 with one pair of the fur-bearing animals. The past year he raised well over a thousandjDiok, ,. "' the recent Iowa-Minnesota Mink and Fox Show held in Austin, Minn., Kneeskern copped some of the choicest prizes on his animals, He showed the grand champion dark male; grand champion platinum male; 4th place on platinum male; 5th on platinum female; 4th place on pastel male, and 5th prize for white male. There were more than 150 animals in competition. POBD. ire more licensed real es- lers in Iowa today than pre, according to Earl A. real estate commission | of 3,909 brokers and 1,189 or 8,098 —were licensed (7 as compared with 3,788 id 1,105 salesmen— 4,871— which the previous re l«et. 1TION. ancy on the state board caused by the death of risen, Elkader, could well art of some fireworks in during the special ses- |ier the law Gov. Robert D. name someone to sue- en. And his appointment ntinued oo page 8). Kneeskern Pelts 550 of His Mink For Eastern Trade Henry Koenig Auction Set For January 22nd X Henry Koenig who lives between' Postville and Castalia will have a public sale at his place on Thurs- jtjay., January 2Vhe~a'nnburiced Sat- 1 ur^ay."~He '*wnroffer all of his personal property at auction, a cornel plete listing of which will appear in the Herald before the sale. Eaton Waters will be the auctioneer. \ "2-The Koenig family will move after the sale to Castalia where they purchased a residence some time ago."\ Big-Four 4-H Boys Club Hold Election of Officers The Big-Four 4-H boys' club meeting was held Monday evening at the Postville high school. The evening's arrangement consisted of a business meeting, election of officers and 4-H discussion. The following officers were elected: Leo Christofferson, president; Jack Martins, vice president; Ed Green, secretary; Edwin Kirkestue, "treasurer; Ed Waters, historian. 4-H projects were then discussed by Warren Kerndt, county 4-H assistant. The baby beef project which closes December 15, was especially emphasized. All members who plan to feed a calf for the coming year were urged to have it selected and on feed by that date. Mr. Kerndt also discussed the importance of rat control and how much damage these rodents can do. They destroy food, deteriorate buildings, cause fires, kill young livestock and carry diseases of livestock and humans, he said. The group decided to hold their monthly meeting on the second Monday of each month. It was announced that the next meeting would be held at the home of Ed' win Plaht on Monday, January 12, 1848. , Refreshments were- served by the club members. Pirates Win First League Tilt, 38-20 From Sumner Quint The Postville Pirates on their second ball game and their first conference game when they turned back the Sumner Aces here Friday by a score of 38 to 20. The locals made good use of their height ad vantage, and they demonstrated an offense that looked good in the first and third periods. The defense displayed by the Pirates was the best part of their game except for oc casional lapses. The boys only managed to get 36 shots from the field, but they made good on 15 of them for 42 percent. The free throw line caused the boys some trouble, for they converted on only eight of eighteen gift shots for 44 percent. The scoring for Postville was evenly distributed with Dean Gun derson collecting 9, Bob Douglass 8, Bernie Martins 8, and Jim Malone 7. Steege led the Sumner scorers with 7. Douglass. Malone and " Martins handled the biggest portion of the rebounding duties, which was probably the biggest single de tensive advantage that Postville held over Sumner. Postville • G FT P Hills 0 2 3 Rima 2 0 1 Martins 2 4 1 Malone 3 12 Douglass 4 0 0 Gunderson 4 10 Koevenig 0 0 0 Peake 0 0 0 Waters 0-0 1 Christofferson 0 0 1 Schultz 0 0 1 15 8 10 Sumner G FT P 6 8 16 Seconds Win. The second team game was an easy victory for the JPostville team as they split the hoop for a 46 to 21 win. Merle Meyer, towering center, poured in 15 counters and Jim Waters contributed 10. The seconds showed a definite improvement in their passing, and continued progress is going to add a reservoir of strength to the first team. Postville G FT P Overeen 1 11 Waters 4 2 0 Meyer, M 6 3 4 Christofferson 12 1 Schultz 2 0 3 Martins 0 0 0 Hoth 1 0 0 Meyer, J . 2 0 1 Heins 10 0 •Morch 10 0 Schroeder 0 0 0 Call Election for Swimming Pool '"The Town Council is causing tb%| be published in today's Herald a call for a special election for Tuesday. December 30, on the question of building a swimming pool in •Eostyille. * The Issue ,brT~v^ich' the qualified electors of the Town of Postville will vote is "Shall the Town of Postville, Iowa, establish a swimming pool in said town on lands already owned by said Town, and contract indebtedness for such purpose not exceeding $50,000 and issue bonds for such purpose not exceeding $50,000, and levy tax annually upon the taxable property in said town of Postville not exceeding 5 mills per annum for the payment of such bonds and "the interest thereon?" The election will be held in the basement of Memorial Hall between the hours of 8 a. m. and 8 p. m., the notice says. Endorsed by Many. The movement was sponsored by Arthur F. Brandt Post, No. 518, American Legion, whose members circulated petitions which were liberally signed and these were presented to the Town Council for action. , The Postville Commercial Club, the Postville Kiwanis Club and other civic organizations have endorsed the project which will fill a long-felt need for a swimming pool in Postville, and which they consider a progressive step in the further development of this city. Schools to Hold Open House Dec. 15 ——— « The Postville school will hold an [bpen house on the evening of Monday, December 15, from 7:00 to 9:00. The purpose of this open house is [jto give the public an opportunity to inspect the new flourescent light fixtures which have been installed in all of the grade rooms. These lights were installed as a start in carrying out a program of lighting recommended last spring in a sur vey made by the Interstate Power Company. As far as possible, all grade and high school teachers will be in their rooms that evening. It is hoped that not only will . many come to inspect the rooms, but that this night will give parents an op portunity to call and get acquainted with their children's teachers. It is also hoped that most people, when calling to inspect the new lights, will also visit some of the high school class rooms upstairs so that they can compare the old lighting with the new. Visiting the grade rooms at this time will give the parents and pub lie an opportunity to inspect these rooms when they are decorated for Christmas. There will be no program in conection with open house Choirs at St. Paul's To Appear in Musicale Sumner 19 9 8 FT 3 Go to Monona Friday. Postville goes to Monona to face their strong team Friday, Decern ber 12. The next home game will be a conference game when Fay ette appears here December 16 with practically the same team that Postville just managed to overcome in the final second ot play last year. The choirs of St. Paul's Lutheran church will present their annual musicale next Sunday morning at the regular service of worship at 10:30 o'clock. Anthems will be sung by the senior choir, the junior choir and the men's chorus. Assisting soloists will be Vivian Appel, Mrs. Clarence Everman, Mrs. Ernest Overland and Mrs. Victor Walter. Joann Baltz and Carole Schultz are the accompanists. Rev. F. R. Ludwig will have as his meditation, "The Christmas Symphony." This . service formally opens the many inspiring Christmas activities to be held in the sanctuary of the church. Under the leadership \of Martha and Ralinda Lammert, the. church will be fittingly and attractively decorated. The public is cordially invited to attend. Luhman, Cooke Buy Local Hotel Commercial Club To Dine on Turkey It's going to be a turkey dinner with all the trimmins' that will be. served to members of the Postville | Commercial Club Thursday evening at 6:30 o'clock. President Earl Abernethy announced tnBJJ 8 jjuajy_4^Ji|4J^ < ^ Schuttes to Entertain Children at the Movies Kiwanians to Honor Grid Letter Winners. At Banquet Dec. 17 Football letter winners (at Postville high school will be guests of honor of the Postville Kiwanis Club next Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the club's weekly dinner meeting. Tait Cummins, well known sports announcer on raido station WMT will be the guest speaker at the banquet and will recount highlights of the big games he attended during the past football season. Fortunate Spoke Here. Joe Fortunato; assistant football and head basketball coach at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, was the guest speaker at last Wednesday's Kiwanis Club meeting. Regaling his talk with humerous stories of sports personalities, Mr. Fortunata led up to the more serious purpose of athletics and the part they play in developing young men and women for their place in the world. "The one thing I insist upon with all boys in my charge is scholarship: After all, playing the game on the gridiron, diamond , or hardcourt is only incidental to the more serious high school and college purpose. I do believe, however, good scholarship among athletes is more and more becoming the rule rather than exception." SEARLS WINS LETTER IN FOOTBALL AT CORNELL A news letter from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, says, "James Searls, Postville, won his first letter in football at Cornell for the season just concluded, according to announcement made by Coach Walton S. Koch. Searls played a backfield position." Louis Schutte & Sons are again announcing that they will be hosts to all the children of this community at a free motion picture show at Iris Theatre on Saturday, December 20. Two shows will be held, the first one at 1:30 o'clock for children below high school age. and the second at 3:30 for high schoolers. "Life With Blondie" and "Return of Rusty" are the films to be shown at this special Christmas treat by the local furniture store owners. Tickets must be obtained at the store according to their advertisement appearing elsewhere in today's Herald. Harold H. Stone, 62, Passes Away Tuesday / "Harold H. Stone, 62, a barber in. Postville for 40 years or more, passed away Tuesday at his home in this city. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stone, he is survived by his wife and one daughter,, -Cajhryjrv of _ MUwjBukee,^Wjs- —Funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time we went:to press. menu this morning after having consulted Mrs. Arno Schutte, whn has charge of the monthly feeding of the club members in the basement of Memorial Hall. Harm J. Kramer will be the guest speaker and his topic will be in line with the Christmas theme. The regular business meeting of the club will be held after Mr. Kramer's talk, and President Abernethy urges all members to be present to help in the discussion on several important matters that concern the welfare of this community in general and every member in particular. A smoker and social < season will follow the businen meeting. . X | ./Charles F. Reincke last week sold 'his Commercial Hotel property in Postville to Hubert C. Luhman of this city and George E. Cooke of Cresco. Possession will be given Public Christmas Program of Song On Next Sunday Mrs. Crawford, Soloist, School Music Groups In Concert at 3 P. M. Mr. Luhman is well enough known here to need no° introduction, having been born here and about a year ago selling his interest in the firm of Luhman & Huabner. His partner in the new venture is a veteran of World Wars I and II, and he and his wife will move to Postville when they take possession of their new purchase. Mr. Cooke recently sold his Cresco Wood Products Company, the firm of which he had been the sole owner. Mr. Reincke who has owned the hotel for the past 23 years will continue to live at the hotel until March 1, but after that his plans are indefinite. W. H. Burling* local realtor handled the transaction. Name Local People As Officers of Handicapped Group A group of Postville people were at Waukon last Wednesday evening to attend,the annual meeting of the Allamakee County Society for Crippled Children and Adults. The meeting was held in the home of Miss Virginia Letchford, field representative of the group, and was presided over by Dr. J. S. Cameron. Supt. K. T. Cook, chairman of the nominating committee, placed in nomination the following officers who were then unanimously elected for the coming year: Dr. J. S. Cameron, Waukon, president; Mrs. Harvey Douglass, Postville,- vice president; Mrs*. H. E. Taylor, Waukon, treasurer; Mrs. Leslie Hull, Waukon, secretary; Dr. John McCullough, Waukon, Rev. Edw. Sullivan, Dorchester, and Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig, Postville, board of directors. The treasurer's report showed that $1,188.30 had been received from the Easter seal campaign of which about 50% remains in the county, and this fund has been added to from time to time during the year. The Society now has on hand a balance of $416.88 to be expended as the president and Miss Letchford see fit. \ Miss Letchford's Report. Miss Letchford gave a report of her activities during the past year which showed that 47 hours had been spent by her on preparations for the Easter campaign and 288 hours on case services. Miss Letchford repprts 114 cases on file, of which 5J have thus far been investigated. Of these 17 are boys, 12 men,«17 girls and 12 women. Last year's total was 76 cases. Ages of those on file range from 3 years to 70 years. During the year she made 124 personal visitations and 166 collateral visits in connection with the cases. , "Our services this year have been varied," Miss Letchford reported. "We have offered help to handicapped people and also gave ih--j formation and cooperation to ^others working with the handicapped." Miss Letchford outlined in detail the cases on which she worked and lent assistance. She told of a new service offered the handicapped, home employment With the help of Mr. Ganong, rehabilitation director of the state society, employers were contacted and arrangements made for jvork to be done in the home by handicapped adults. Two are now working and five others are eligible, she reported. During the past year Miss Letch ford appeared before a number of groups in the county to tell of her work. Among these were before the Postville Kiwanis Club, St. Paul 's Lutheran church Ladies' Aid Society and the rural teachers of the county. The annual Christmas program will be presented in the Postville high school auditorium, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 14, at 3:00 o'clock. The program this year will emphasize the theme, " He is Re» membered." Jim Koevenig expresses the view of those who doubts who no longer believe in Christmas, for "if God were going to send peace He would have done it before 1900 years were up ." Peggy- Spencer, narrator, shows how the story of the first Chirstmas, and the music which commemorates it has lived through the years, in spite of such doubt and fear, and how it will continue to live as long as men continue to sing. Carols to be heard on the program Sunday will include "O Leave Your Sheep," b y the girls* glee club; "Angels We Have Heard On High," "What Child Is This," and "Coventry Carol," by the mixed chorus. The second and third grades will sing "Little Child of Bethlehem" and "Willie Beat Your Drum." "Light, Light Our Candle," and "Sleep, Baby Sleep," will be sung by the kindergarten and first grade. The next group of carols, "Come Immanuel" and "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming," by the girls' glee club, have been selected as typical of the Christmas music of the 12th century, the music which preceded the carol as we know it today. Following this, the Junior high school will present an English carol scene, including "Here We Come A'Caroling," "A Christmas Round" and "Merry Christmas To You" by the entire group; "How Far Is It To Bethlehem" by. the girls. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by the boys, and "Twelve Days of Christmas" by the double sextette. A group of Czeckoslovakian carols, "Christmas Angels." "Prince . Of Peace" and "Cuckoo Carol" will be . presented by the fourth and fifth grades. The boys' glee club will sing "The Christ Is Coming" and "Kolyada." two Russian carols. The high school sextette will close this part of the program with carols , selected from France. "Bring Your Torches," "Jeannette. Isabella" and "Sleep of the Infant Jesus." The climax of the program will be the presentation of excerpts from Handel's famous oratorio. "The Messiah," by the Community Chorus, and Jeanne Labadie Crawford. Mrs. Crawford will sing four recitatives from the oratorio and the aria, "Rej- joice Greatly. O Daughter or Zion." The chorus will present two of the better known choruses from the Messiah ."Glory to God" and the well-loved "Hallelujiah Chorus." To close this annual Christmas program, the audience is invited to join the school in singing the familiar carols without which no yuletide celebration is complete. For the information of parents, the kindergarten and first through fifth grades should report to their home room Sunday afternoon by 2:45; junior high school by 2:30; the high school glee club members will be expected to be in the music room by 2:15. The public is most cordially invited to attend this, the school's Christmas gift to their community. Sleet and Ice Disturb Phone and Power Lines J The rain and sleet storm of the past weekend inconvenienced users' of telephone and power and light facilities in northeastern Iowa. Wires were broken by the heavy ice coating which formed on them .during the cold weather. — Mc^day~foTenot)n "MiSrager Boyd B. Turner of the Postville Farmers Telephone Co., reported thirteen rural lines out of order. Power supplied by the local REA and In-: terstate Power Company was also interrupted on Sunday and Monday before lines were brought back into operation. Some snow fell over the weekend and this, with the freezing rain, made highway travel most difficult. Highway Maintenance Engineer Paul A. Schneider reported highways north of West Union coated with ice „ Monday afternoon, but said roads south of that city were for the most part in a normal condition. Zero weather returned tq north-, eastern Iowa Tuesday morning when thermometers here registered a snappy two below zero.

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