Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 17, 1947 · Page 1
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ns Debate us Plans' ower 7Vx ecial session of the legis- iBown to work it was cvi- therc were almost as on how to reduce the rate for 1948 as there rs of the legislature, this is an overstatement, ict is that there are any if, ways being bandied how to reduce the tax in Jultnble manner. lUld happen would be aloe 's guess. The senate iretty well predicted. It along with a straight board extension of the rate for another year o r ihe house was not as easy There were too many 'lews. Some wanted the Tate. Some wanted the Some wanted a per- between. Some wanted "revision of the income ire. Some wanted to in- 1M exemptions-tor the preset' aadTJhcn to revise the rates fhtn the next regular session H*tt lh^January. £So, it ^appeared that a dogfight rai In prospect barring some un- mrtve that would weld to(ha various forces in a pos- B>le, oVftrnight maneuver of some Ind Wo. at. KAODV OP WOMEN VOTERS. AM tht legislature got underway,' fain (|M attention of the people t tbe itate was turned toward Mir iMe government. Many want I know.more about their govern- Itnt aitd how it operates. To them we would recommend Ml handbook of the League of Wo- 5tn Voters which recently was ibUihed Hnd launched in a state- ide iSeMng at Des Moines. Hie Ip^dbook is entitled "You "e Democracy" and takes you, the idlvidlBl^through the steps of how •become?a voter in Iowa, how to gister^tovote, how your federal, ate ( > cotfilty. city and township IvenunlinU function. - It is tailor ade for|lowa and it is one of the lit pieces of public service ren- ired bfela non-partisan govern- ental group that has ever been me injhe state. gWBQras. , When Gov. Robert D. Blue com- t' Ut«| tbliife the death sentence of \\" JUiiTB $JSofer. it was the first lime ^j. at,th^clcmency power had been , , «d DJ&an Iowa chief executive >v Nejlbn e death su cn Hofer wav However . " carried 9. 1937, when former G. Kraschel commuted itence of Tony Thomp- the only man in death penitentiary, the next hanging that out at. the institution llSioba&y will be indoors. Warden vh 1 A*VL|(lr - !on said recently that Mom &for any future hangings obabwfcill be built in .the old <wertejijfe inside the walls. . ruewqure, the hangings have en carfied out in the stockade s: lich Wi small enclosure with no 3 9??'" irlSf^ lcw gal ' ows room W 'H ' ' CONR &cted when the old p'ower- Z eiHWe ^aJifTimodeled, Lainson said. .* i m S 1 "^the'jWj!ndship train idea, which Jff M Successful in Iowa, and 2,9alch'ltlrrfd up interest at the an- JaJ «{n%ntion of the Iowa Farm Ej ^mau Mrieration, can be credited th 'bfnp; the inspiration for the rt fldd anji) clothing collection drive u, ' k ^thei*raristian Christmas" Euro- 5 Hfjjlf drive that is being con•W *tedaBtjB 22, 23 and 24, through- J the^tat: «..(Mirch groups which are co- ithW &pith the Farm Bureau in ~ gribl ^hm the food and cloth- f-H» f|fai all persons who wish a 0f/'l ^'ff6. te tneir church prefer- Oavfe for/Mfctribution in Europe may . iin -Hrii Christian Rural Over- im, Church World'Serv- an Friends Service, War jrice (Catholic) and Lund Service. Included in ftcies are all demcnina- family is being asked |r bushels of corn or its in the food drive; If available, the cash do- jo to the state committee vhich will buy food and a volume basis, nty is expected to raise carload of corn for 1.2£ f9 loyi who had an impor- |organization meeting in recently, are now look- to another important 6. lie day that loyal party be expected to shell ce for their Jackson day won't cost that much, lie excess will go into ^treasury and that's the |he big get together. 1 of national prominence ned and the menu, ac democratic State Chair- Mere, will be in con rith President Truman's, .program. ; the Democratic dinner than the usual excite former State Sen. Ed nued on page 8) POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IQWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1947. Number 7. Win 2 of 3 Tilts From Monona By Close Scores McGregor is Coining On Friday Evening; Other News at School Basketball fans who enjoy close, hair-raising ball games had their appetites taken care of at Monona Friday night, but the Postville fans had to suffer the disappointment of seeing their Pirates team go down in defeat by the score of 31 to 30. For Monona it was the seventh victory in eight games, having lost only to the powerful Campion Academy team at Prairie du Chien. For Postville it was the first loss in three games, and it was a decided improvement to the 34 to 22 loss the Pirates had suffered at the hands of the same Monona five at Monona last year. The game was close throughout, with neither team ever holding greater than a four-point advantage. It was doubly disappointing for Postville, for the team held a two-point lead with but, a few seconds remaining, and were in possession of the Jjall out of bounds under the Monona basket when the pass in was intercepted by Hazlett, Bulldog forward, who made' good his shot after the : interception. He was fouled in the act of shooting, and then made N good on his free throw to give Monona their one- point lead and the ball game. Dean Gunderson was the offensive workhorse of the game, counting sixteen points. Joe Lambert put in thirteen counters for the Bujldogs. Due to the smallness of f "Monona's playing floor, the Postville boys were charged with a large number of fouls, and lost two boys from the game via the foul route, Jim Malone, midway in the third quarter, and Bob Douglass, near the end of the game. Postville G FT P Hills 10 1 Gunderson 6 4 2 Martins 1 1 3 Malone 2 0 5 Douglass 0 2 5 Rima 1 1 0 Peake 0 0 2 11 8 18 Monona 11 9 15 Seconds Are Victors. The second team game was a nightmare.with each team trying to outdo the other in errors and violations, but Postville's team finally pulled itself together to win by 22 to 21. Monona was leading at the quarter by 10 to 3, at the half by 16 to 6, and at the third quarter by 20 to 17. The final score was the first and only time that the Pirates subs had the edge in the game. An indication of the game can be found in the free throw records of both teams. The Postville boys made eight and missed eighteen, and the Monona lads made one and missed thirteen. Postville G FT P Heins, D 4 1 1 Waters 1 3 0 Meyer, M 2 1 3 Schultz 0 2 4 Christofferson 0 14 Overeen * 0 0 0 Hoth 0 0 0 Martins 0 0 1 Local School Suffers Financial Loss By Pupil Absenteeism (By School Reporter) Around $300 in general aid will be lost to the Postville school and the school districts it serves- this year because of absences. This figure was arrived at by taking the number of days lost by absences for the second six weeks period and multiplying by the number of such periods in the year. Two hundred nineteen days were lost in high school by absences during the second six weeks. As general aid is given on the basis of 14c r/fer day of daily attendance in high school, this means a loss "of $32.06 of general aid for high school students for the second six weeks. There were 238 days of absences in the grades. At 10c a day this means a loss of $23.80 in general aid. • Probably the financial loss of general aid is only one small part of the loss to the school through absences. Work missed by absence can never be really made up and this keeps, down the scholastic average of the whole school. Time and effort of the students > and teachers which should be spent on advanced work is used up by "make-up" work. Mr. Anderson, who would have been 98 years old in February, passed away last Thursday noon in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ruth Starkey. Monona 10 1 22 Junior High Wins. The Postville Junior High team played its first game of the season Friday night, defeating Monona Junior High by a narrow two-point margin, the final score being 28 to 26 in favor of the Pirates. ( • The local team was slow in get­ ting.started and were trailing Monona by a five-point margin at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter the Pirates played better ball and at the half they led 14 to 12. .In the third and fourth quarters the lead changed hands several times, with neither team playing a very good brand of ball. The closing seconds of the game found the Pirates in the lead and then a foul was called on one of the Pirates which Monona made good, tying the score and putting theJ game into an overtime period. The| winning basket for the Pirates wals made by Jack Meyer, who was tW high point man for the Pirates with 11 points for the evening. There were no outstanding players for either team and the Pirates realize they have many rough spots to iron out before their next game. Win 2 From Fayette. In the games played here last night with Fayette, the Pirates .won their conference game, 34 to 22, after an erratic tussle. The secon team also defeated the Fayette 'sei onds, 66 to 7. McGregor will come here Frida; evening for two games. Should Apply God To Our Business, Kramer Tells Club "Businessmen may well apply God and his teachings as an aid in their every-day business," Harm J. Kramer, local produce dealer, told members of the Postville Commercial Club at their Thursday night meeting. Using Christmas as the theme of his talk, Mr. Kramer cited numerous instances as recorded in the Bible where God was appealed to for help by patriarchs of old, some doubtingly and others with fullest faith, and to all of whom bounteous goodness resulted as a direct result of their trust in God's ever present goodness. "As we approach the Christmas season, we might well be grateful for the privilege of commemorating the birthday of Jesus Christ, which in some countries is forbidden," Mr. Kramer concluded. About 75 members attended the meeting which started off with an elaborate holiday dinner, served by Mrs. Arno Schutte and her helpers. For this occasion the menu consisted of roast turkey and the stuffin's, mashed potatoes, creamed gravy, cranberry sauce, creamed peas, bread and butter, brick ice cream and coffee. The Commercial Club members endorsed the swimming pool project which is to be voted on at a special election here on Tuesday. Dec. 30. They voted to work with other civic groups in getting out the vote and help in the promotion for securing the pool for this community and a committee for this purpose was ordered appointed. The club voted to pay their respects to the memory of the late Harold Stone by closing stores during the funeral hour Friday. The Christmas committee reported that all arrangements had been completed to have Santa Claus come here with gifts for the children at two o'clock p. m., on Wednesday, Dec. 24, and that the Odd Fellows had agreed to assist the Commercial Club in the gift dis tribution. Kiwanians to Fete\| Footballers Tonight AT ANDERSON FUNERAL. I f A number of Postville people were at Clermont Sunday to attend the funeral of Charles Anderson ai the Union Sundav School churchSLtearo ,„wjU be the guests of honor.-] /Pat Harmon, sports editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, will be the guest speaker at tonight's Postville Kiwanis Club meeting and dinner, at which the letter winners of this year's Postville high school football Wilbur Martens, 49, Passes On at Oelwein' ^-Wilbur Martens, 49, a former 1 resident of this community, passed away .Sunday, evening in Mercy Hospital, ^Oelwein, following an ap A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Martens of this community, he had been living at Oelwein for the past 30 years. -His,wife and several brothers and sisters survive Funeral : services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the funeral home in Oelwein and burial will be in Guttenberg. The dinner wTir"6 'e~served at 6:15, fifteen minutes earlier than usual, and Harmon's address will follow. The following boys., who received their letters for football last week, will be guests of the Kiwanis Club: Major letter winners: Arvid Anderson, Bernie Martins, Eugene Halverson, Lloyd Schutte, Ken Timmerman, John Hoth, Jim Koevenig, Dean Gunderson, Wayne McNally, Roger Christofferson, Bob Douglass, Howard Hills, Tennis Mork. Jim Malone, Jack Schultz, Eugene Rima. Willie Schultz honorary letter winner; Keith Olson and Jack Overeen, managers. Mr. Harmon has established quite reputation as a sports editor, serving for many years on large papers in Illinois before coming to Cedar Rapids. He was in attendance at many of the big games this fall and 'on New Year's day accompanied the Illinois team to the Rose Bowl game. He will draw from this deep fountain of sports lore for his talk tonight. Endorse Swimming Pool. At their meeting last Wednesday evening the Kiwanis Club voted unanimous endorsement of a swimming pool for Postville and agreed to work with other civic organizations to promote the project. The committee appointed for this purpose is John Falb, Kermit James and Wm. J. Klingbeil. Four Farm Sales Coming Up Sooi » Auction sales have not been as numerous as in recent years, but there are four dated for the near future in this community. As previously announced, Mrs. Louis Heins ,will have a closing out sale at her farm 1V£ miles northwest of Postville on Friday, January y2, and Henry Koenig who lives west of Postville has set Thursday, Janu- ary^gjj, as the date for his sale. =/Booking their sales the past week were" D. F. Snitker, living 8% miles north of Postville, in Ludlow township, for Monday, December 29, and Harold B. Turner, four miles northwest of Postville, for Thursday, January 157J Mr. Snitker has sold his farm and will offer for sale, starting at 12:30 p. m., 16 head of choice Holstein and Shorthorn cattle; three horses; 17 feeder pigs; 150 Golden Laced Hibrid pullets; oats, baled hay and straw, and a full line of farm machinery, including tractor and power equipment. Eaton Waters is listed as auctioneer and Postville State Bank is the clerk. Turner 's Sale. Mr. Turner also has sold his farm and is moving to Postville. He will offer his choice herd of 33 purebred and high grade Holstein cattle, among which are cows with records of 507 lbs. of butterfat production; oats, corn, hay, straw, silage, and a full line of farm machinery, including tractor, power drawn equipment, etc. His auctioneer is also Eaton Waters, and his sale will start at 10 o'clock a. m. Advertisements for all of the above sales will appear in the Postville Herald which is handling the publicity, prior to the sales. TWO BABIES WERE BORN AT HOSPITAL PAST WEEK Two babies were born at Postville Hospital during the past week: A son, weighing 7V4 lbs., to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Harvey of Decorah on last Thursday, named Michael Ernest; a daughter, weighing 7VS lbs., to Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Hackman of Elgin on Friday, namei Alice Mildred. N ^ Wm. H. Sebastian Passes On Monday ^William H. Sebastian, 62, a lifelong resident of this community, passed away Monday morning at nis^farm home in Franklin township^ Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock in St. Paul's Lutheran church in this city, with the Rev, Frederick R. Ludwig officiating. Interment will be in Postville cemetery. Mr. Sebastian was born July 18, 1886, on the same farm where - he passed away, and which was his home for 58 years. He was the son of Frank and Maggie Meyer Sebastian. He was baptized in infancy and confirmed in St. Paul's church in 1901. J On January 26, 1910, he was married to Amanda Gericke of Post tSwnship and to this union three children were born, Harold of Post ville; Palma, Mrs. Starr Baade, of Monona, and Lyle living on the home place, who with the widow survive. Also surviving are three grandchildren, four brothers, John, Frank, and George Sebastian of Postville, and Henry Sebastian of Nevis, Minn., also two sisters, Mathilda, John Brandt, Radioman SecondHMrs. W. L. Meyer, of Postville, and Class, arrived home from San Fran- BCaroline, Mrs. Carl Letchford, of cisco, Calif.; Friday and will spendJFrankville. He was preceded in his holiday leave here with his paryj death by his parente,, one brother, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Brandtr^/-Christian, and one grandchild. - FOREST MILLS CHOIR TO PRESENT MUSICALE The choir of the Evangelical United Brethren church at Forest Mills is arranging for the presentation of a special - musical program on Sunday evening, December 21. The special program of Christmas music will feature a candlelight service, and all people of the community are cordially invited. Hold Final Rites For Harold Stone Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Schutte funeral home for Harold H. Stone, 62, who had passed away Tuesday of last week. The Rev. Eldon L. Seamans officiated and interment was in Postville cemetery. •Mr. Stone was born in Postville October 24, 1885, as the son of Ed ward and Lucy Stone. With the exception of a few years when the family lived in West Union, his en tiie lifetime had been spent in Postville. As a young. man Mr. Stone assisted his father at the plumber's trade and at the age of 17 he began his work as a barber. He followed this trade in Postville for 45 years. On October 3, 1916. Mr. Stone was married to Miss Delia Schuette of this city and to this union one daughter, Cathryn, was born, who with Mrs. Stone survive. Fraternally Mr. Stone was affiliated with Postville Lodge, No. 707, I. O. O. F., and for many years served as a fireman in this city. Coming for the funeral on last Friday were Mrs. Frank Vondersitt of Marengo, Mr. and .Mrs. Otto Hughes of Frankville, J, L. Lindsley of Milwaukee, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stone of Waukon, and Mr. and Mrs -Met Griffith, Decorah, Local Dairymen Have High Herds In Test Association The herds of Ruth and Dale Turner, Jerry Spencer and Irving Deering are listed among the top five in Fayette county No. 24 test association for the month of November, according to the report released this week by Leo F. Wendland, supervisor. The Turners' 20 registered Holsteins, with 5 dry, produced an average of 1158 lbs. milk and 43.6 lbs. butterfat; Spencer's 7 registered Guernseys averaged 587 lbs. milk and 30.8 lbs. butterfat, while the 31 Holsteins in the Deering herd, with 10 dry, averaged 842 lbs. milk and 29.8 lbs. butterfat. The association has 24 herds, in which 318 cows were milking during the month and 127 were dry. Production average including dry cows was 557 lbs. milk and 22.7 lbs. butterfat for the month. Kerr Bull "Excellent" Kenneth J. Kerr's eight-year-old herd bull, "Carnation Blend," has been rated "excellent" by the Holstein-Friesian Association of Brat- tlesboro, Vt., in a nationwide test just completed. It is the highest rank that can be given herd animals by the national group, A THEY MOVED THIS WEEK. ^Walter Foels and family moved Monday onto the former Harry Schultz farm now owned by Kenneth Schultz, west of Frankville. Walter has been working for Kenneth Schultz. The Harry Schultz family have moved onto the farm north of Postville they recently purchased from Paul Waters land the Waterses are now residents of Postville, occupying the Mrs. Carrie Kelleher residence. Community Church Christmas Program On Sunday Evening The Christmas program of the Postville Community Presbyterian church will be held Sunday evening at 7:30, and will be as follows: Piano Prelude, "Trinity Chimes." Dixie Cook. Invocation, Rev. Seamans. BEGINNERS' DEPARTMENT. "Up or Down," Larry Enyart; Christmas Bells," David Kiesau. Diane Gregg, Linda LaVelle, Robert Jones, John Madsen. Monty Cook, Sharon Wickham, Dean Foels. Margaret Smith, J. D. Thoreson; "Poor Dear Susie," Valerie Luhman: "Christmas Stocking," Judy Masonhall; "Postponed," Douglass Kiesau; A Better Way," Mary Belle Maden: "We Love Him," Patty Estes; What the Pennies Say," Ann Schutte; "A Big Wish." Becky LaVelle: "Because I Love Him." Karen Babcock; "Hanging Up the Stocking," Kay Cook, Allyn Wirk- ler, Dick Falb, Marilyn Wickham, Jenanne Schroeder; "Too Little," Krissy Brainard; "Best I Can Do," Janice Turner; "Little Boy," David Smith; "My Stocking." Barbara Schultz; "Santa's Part," Lee Marsh; Christmas Is Holy," Dick Thoreson; "Songs," Entire Beginner's Department; "Goodbye," Mary Frese. PRIMARY DEPARTMENT "For Jesus Birthday." "Glad You Came." John Meyer; Song, "Joybells Are Ringing," Entire Primary Department; "Welcome," Donna Schupbach, Dennis Hilmer, Jon Jarmes, Phillip Peterson, Nancy Krambeer, Jay Jarmes, Mary Lou Turner: Song, "Long Ago," from Brahm's Lullaby, Entire Primary Department; Scripture, Phillip Peterson, Nancy Krambeer, Jay Jarmes, Mary Lou Turner; Solo, "Little Stars," John Falb; Exercise, "Lowly Bethlehem," Gary Cook, John Falb. Donald Kerr, James Meyer. Lee Muchow; "Is It Far to Bethlehem"? Anna Louise Schupbach; Song, "Starlight," Entire Primary Department; "The Christmas Candle," Karen Cook; Song, "Dainty Snowfiakes," Girls of Primary Department: "Lord Jesus," Anna Ruth Cooper; "A Shepherd's (Continued on page 8) Santa's Coming To Town Dec.24 To Treat Kiddies Visit Here Arranged By Commercial Club For 2:00 O'Clock P. M. Santa Claus is coming to town next Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. That's the word that finally came to the Postville Commercial Club and the Postville Odd Fellows who have been negotiating for the bewhiskered old gentleman's visit here. It's a time^honored custom here, Santa's bringing treats for the children of the community. The Commercial Club and Odd Fellows have been bringing him here for nigh onto 30 years. For many years the Odd Fellows handled the project alone, but in recent years, the Commercial Club joined them in bringing the cheer to the children of Postville and the surrounding territory. The first year approximately 200 bags of goodies were distributed, but in recent years this figure has grown to nearer 1,000 sacks. Shut-Ins Too. These local groups want every child to be well and happy at Christmastime, but should there be some that cannot leave home to see Santa next Wednesday, provisions will be made that they too will be given a treat from Santa. Names of such children who might be shut-ins should be handed to members of the committee and they will see to it that the matter is taken care of. Scene of Santa's visit will be beneath the giant Christmas tree which stands downtown. So, children, be on hand early and watch old Santa come into town laden down with treats for all. Remember the day and time. Wednesday, December 24. at 2:00 p. m. Earlier Starting Time For Schutte's Movies Local People Drawn For Trial, Grand Juries W. L. Meyer of Postville and Fred Waters of Ludlow township are among those drawn as grand jurors in Allamakee county for 1948. Among those drawn as trial jurors for the January term of court are Mrs. Wm. F. Baltz, Mrs. Herman Geick, Mrs. Fred Haitgartner, C. N. Hart, Willard Liyingood, Mrs. Ed McNeil, Henry J. Schuette, George Schultz, and Ella Wilke, all of Postville; John Baumgartner, Clarence Klocke and Mindert Nagel of Ludlow township; Harva O. Miller and A. W. Swenson, Franklin township. Because of the length of the free motion pictures to be shown at the Iris Theatre Saturday by Louis Schutte & Sons, the time has had to be changed. Please note the following new schedule: Children' below high school age should be present at one o'clock, and high school students should be on hand for the second show starting at three o'clock. Tickets must be secured at the Schutte furniture store to gain admittance to the theater. Christmas Seal Sale Is Still Short of Goal Returns from Christmas seals mailed out by Mrs. Fred J. Miller, local chairman, shows receipts of $345 thus far, with about 100 people not responding to letters with seals sent them. Last year's sale here amounted to $398. Mrs. Miller urges all persons to mail in their remittances during this week, as the sale returns must be reported by Christmas. Next Two Heralds Out Monday Night . Because there is no mail delivery on Christmas and New Year's days, the next two Heralds will be in the mails on Monday evenings preceding these holidays. The curtailed work week to prepare for the publication of these issues will make it necessary that all copy for (advertisements, news stories, Christmas programs and letters from our correspondents^ be in our office not later than Saturday mornings of the next two weeks. We will appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

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