Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 24, 1947 · Page 1
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December 24, 1947

Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 1

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\erry Event „ _r. Wm. J. Petersen's ar- .jjjfthe April, 1945, issue of 8a Journal of History and POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1947. Number 8. & is the most revered of §||plidays. It was observed If pioneers in the Black lhase. It was one of the §||egal holidays recognized i'ral Assembly.. It is ob- |||hurches and schools, by Tpubs, in town and coun- relatives and friends •family hearthstone. It by rich and poor, by ||ld, by men of all' creeds, 'nationalities—both na- eign. / Melting Pot. nans of Amana, the Ilia and Orange City, tl j'Le Mars and the sur §S |>untryside, the Mennon (pities of Iowa, the Bo|Linn and Johnson coun- f, tht'Wfwegians, Swedes, Danes, iMIIMIMv^ind Irish scattered thru|n ;til4|Mite, all have contributed gfoctmun-to the ..observance of JhrMOMMias we know it in Iowa ^fi^'i'dgS^ " rst American settlers i''AiJwt^rhether they came from Inf^nund, the Middle Colonies, !M Sood^ or the Old Northwest, HNiS£'Vith them the customs and jjpdttlijqjkviihat had prevailed among Mrf fdgh'l and relatives back gm .^' J ~3JW observance of Christian Ur<l)|Njva has thus become a MrttyflBflpf the best traditions and IfbtmSthe Old World and the . v QH|IH|Chrlstmas Recalled. |f Fll »*eifi^ Miller has recalled her ttt'.CSSwmas in a log cabin near |C Mi ^Bppi on the present site t CU«rti| in 1842. A blanket of M# (E ^iSted the ground when she Bd (hi'rother children hung their Beklntejup. In the morning the F braaf- Old xirl found a doughnut iOln*-j pieces of gaily colored llico Air a rag doll. A romp in the Wnv, a Christmas dinner of wild Drkfjr,' venison, pork, potatoes, pnee pie nuts and maple sugar, id then the children sat down in Wt'ot'ifM? fireplace and listened to ortea of Christfmas in Indiana, hence their father and mother ?d came in an ox cart in the 1830's. Dancing and Balls. | Duncet and balls were frequently \en.pn Christmas night and many ly young folks could be found in n Itendance. In 1857 a 4-horse sleigh {^J|lD|Bntttop County young folks .Ij ^otat for a Christmas Eve dance. BatJjSamr .il- they were set on by pack Qt a hundred prairie wolves it reached Rose Grove in safety, he parill of the wintry prairie hOl |BM r ejMin forgotten in the whirls jjf,! Jha^'dance. At midnight their I JtdtqfDdcserved a supper of deer, • k and buffalo meat, corn bread, led'cakes and pumpkin pie. Their 2eal'ftnJahcd, the couples danced IS a U morning, when breakfast was i|. rved. and the young folks started ' (T-hOjjfci-to see what Santa Claus HOC id left them. The bill for the onP hrl tinaa evening party had cost |j.j^Ujf olBy.dollar per couple. ^ Baaaie County Carolers. In Boone County a number of • • .oncer, men would visit neighbor- 1Ur « hoMs each Christmas Eve. Iter AriAg a salvo outside in sate of their neighbor, the men ere"' invited to partake of coffee, ea, and cakes. Upon departing ana Ona would start a familiar nan rad. all of them would join '.ailtgmglt. These visits were kept Jt ,lintajBjidnight, when Christmas pd in and the men return- homes, •rch Celebrations, opulation of Iowa grew pgations became well es- hristmas church services iinday school programs— |nging Christmas songs, Stations, and portraying geantry the story of the Vt McGregor the Bap- egational, and German |eld beautiful Christmas 1863. The Cumberland Ins held a joyous festival |the sante year. In 1874 Plaine Sabbath schools lie yule trees and Anna gold watch and chain off list tree, ainuu Editorials, r editors frequently on the importance of jr-not only as a season of lie ordinary cares of the commercial activity, but of its social and re- siflcance. In 1838 the be Dubuque Iowa News hat Christmas brought nory the joyous days of carries us to ohj first of its observance as a !• is the magic that re- cenes of earlier days— jiilarity of feeling; sec- iudice is forgotten, the fof wealth silenced—and the wish of —'Merry Four Local Girls To DesMoines in All-State Chorus Christmas Programs Held Before Recessing; Other News at School 3.Sf, l to 2M 6$ 12.8 15.95 0.9$ I5.C 12.S w. s' •''Four girls will represent Poi ville in the all-state chorus in Des,| Moines January 2 and 3. They are Adeline Pflster, Sally Ruckdaschel, Mary Jane Schlee and Bea Tun 'III(JUI» of the mixed chorus, and the boys' and girls' glee clubs went caroling Wednesday, night. The hospital and various homes went visited. Mrs. Herman Schutta treated the group with delicious cookies and Rev. Ludwig showed them • the beautifully decorated Lutheran church. Then the group returned to the. school house for a party. The . evening was spent dancing and refreshments were served by Miss Boardman anj Miss McGoon. A wonderful tifne was had by all. Faculty Party. Thursday'evening the faculty toad a dinner party. Each member \of | Hami the faculty brought one covered>-.^_^ dishj. Gifts were exchanged, and the evening was spent playing cards and square dancing. Mr. Cook was presented with a gift from the rest of the faculty. Assembly. Friday afternoon the high school had an assembly. Miss Doris Allred sang a solo and Reverend Seamans spoke on a Christmas topic. The faculty treated the students with ice cream bars. School was dismissed at 3:00 o'clock. F. H. A. Monday, Dec. 15, the F. H. A. Club held a formal initiation for all the new members. It was decided to have the informal- initiation at some later date. After the business meeting, Christmas carols were sung and refreshments served. Films Shown. Mr. Babcock , showed "The Distributing of Heat Energy" to his physics class. Mr. Madsen showed the following films to all of his agriculture classes: "Pan American Highway," "Pest Control on Farm Crops," and "Cross Cutting and Ripping." Mr. Gosmire also showed "Cross Cutting and Ripping" to his general shop class. Miss McGoon showed "Quicker Than You Think" to all of her homemaking classes. General News. Johnny Svendsen received his 50-word typing pin this past week. After the various class Christmas programs Friday afternoon, the schools recessed for the holidays. They are to reconvene Monday, January 5. Junior High. The following pupils received 100% in spelling the past week: Sixth grade, Lorraine Brainard, Patsy Folsom,, William James and Shirley PriceV Seventh grade, Daisy Beisker, Mary Dresser, Muffy Falb, Phyllis Mork, Norman Schroeder, Donna Schultz, Marilyn Severn and Ann Spencer. Eighth grade. Audrey Buddenberg, Jean Christofferson, Lester Frederick, Dorothy Heins, Ronald" Jahnke, Dick Klingbeil, Jerald Martins, Patricia Ruckdaschel, Dickie Schlee, Janice Schroeder, Joan Schultz, Irene Thornton, Lloyd Thornton and Shirley Topel. The Christmas posters were judged and placed as follows: Eighth grade, 1st, Jean Christofferson; 2nd, Beverly Brown; 3rd, Leigh Rekow and Audrey Buddenberg. Seventh grade, Kermit Kramer, 1st; others were not complete. Sixth grade, Laszlo Esztergalyos 1st; Velder Schultz 2nd, and Marvin Winter 3rd. Audrey Buddenberg, Jean Christofferson and Laszlo Esztergalyos drew interesting Christmas scenes, with colored chalk on the junior high blackboards, Second Grade. We wrote a Christmas story for our story book this .week. We used Susan Braun's title and Jay Jarmes' story went into the- book because it was the neatest. Julienne Hangartner, Philip Peterson, Dennis Eder, Dorothy Meyer and Bobby Meyer all read stories to the class this week. Gary Ames, Keith Bachtell, Roberta Berns, Callie Rose Brainard, Sharon Ehde, Karan Evans, Jay Jarmes, Allen Wahls and Tommy Waters got 100 in spelling this week. We are very proud of our A's now because we are' writing the words instead of printing them, Fourth Grade. This has been a truly Christmas week. We had a pantomime of. the Biblical Christmas scenes worked out on our four windows. One scene showed -,.. Mary • and Joseph Savings Bonds Sales Are Still Lagging In Allamakee County Allamakee county, which during the war led the state of Iowa in most war bond sales drives, has a poor record in the 1947 bond sale campaign. Figures released Saturday show that Allamakee is in 89th place, tenth from the bottom, as of November 30. With a fixed quota for the year of $1,870,000, the office' of state director says this county has sold nly $1,393,000 of bonds, or 75% of ts quota. With heavy gift pur- hases of bonds being made during December, W. A. Kneeland, county and district chairman, expects the quota, to be reached by the end of the year. Clayton county has reached 87% of its quota; Winneshiek 86%, and Fayette 91%, according to the figures released Saturday. SPENDING THE HOLIDAYS AT HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS /Mr. and Mrs. Otto C. Sanderahd^ Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bruce left Friday for Hot Springs, Ark., where they will visit until after New Year's with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hammel, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hammel and Mr. and Mrs. VirgW| Hammel. , Santa is Coming To Postville Today ' Hey, kids! today, Wednesday's, the day when all of you should come to Postville to greet Santa St. Paul's Church Christmas Program To Be Held Tonight Christmas Eve will be fittingly observed Wednesday evening at St. Paul's Lutheran church with a program and pageant given by the pupils of the various Sunday School departments. Under the direction of Mrs. Cloy Schultz, Velma Miene and Ralinda Lammert,' the beginner and primary department will present the following numbers: Song—"Oh Christmas Tree." "Welcome"—Gail Kozelka. "Christmas Helpers"—Mrs. Arthur Palas' class. "Glowing Candles" — Mrs. Eldo Gericke's class. "Away In A Manger"—Primary Department. "Gifts for Jesus"—Mrs. Charles Folsoms' class. "No Room In The Inn"—Mrs. Clyde Fordyce's class. "Our Gifts To Him"—Violet Gordanier's class. "What Can Little Children Bring"—Violet Gordanier's class. "The Shepherd's Story"—Mrs. Ed Schroeder's class. \ "Missionary Christmas" — Velma Miene's class. Song—"Silent Night." "Good Night"—Kay Heins. Pageant and Song. Following the children's program, thirty members of the confirmation class will present the Christmas story in pageant and song. Mrs. Victor Walter, Mrs. Clarence Everman and members of the senior choir will furnish the music of the well known Christmas carols as the story unfolds itselfT Arthur Baltz is in charge of lighting effects. The committee supervising the pageant is composed of Mrs. LeRoy Foels, Harm J. Kramer. Mrs. F. R. Ludwig and Mrs. R. L. Evans. The public is cordially invited to attend. / Merry Christmas J /Free peanut day at Glenn Jason' Jumbo Jarmes' store Saturday saw 275 pounds eaten by lovers of tjie* roasted tubers.,., "This Is'consider- bly"m'6're*"iBSten than at our free peanut day last year," Mr. JarmW |jp ^haijjurpj ?s.e J ^„, stated. "However, we didn't have as many shucks on the floor this year as last. They musta stuffed a lot of nuts into their pockets and scattered the shucks in other stores about town. Next year we're gqr ing to try and have a live elephant here for our peanut day," he said. Claus. He's due into town at two o'clock this afternoon, and he'll be loaded down with sacks of goodies for all the children of the Postville community. Only Monday morning a message from the North Pole was received here by the Postville Commercial Club telling them to have the Odd Fellows on hand to help Santa Claus hand out the gifts so this can be done in short order and he can be happily on his way to gladden children in other communities too. 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. Stores Open Evenings Monday and Tuesday NEXT HERALD PRINTED ON MONDAY EVENING Because of the New Years holiday, the next Herald will again!be printed on Monday evening. \ All copy from advertisers, correspondents, churches and those- contributing news items must be in our office by Saturday morning. We shall appreciate-your cooperation. coming to Bethlehem, the next was the manger scene, then the star of the East scene with the wise men, and last of all, a scene that is not always remembered during Christmas week, the scene of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus fleeing from King Herod. Gretchen Palas brought a little cardboard manger 'and Beverly Trautman brought cotton for - snow, while John. Schultz brought pine for the scene and also for'the Merry Christmas written across our room's front blackboard. Our Christmas tree • was decorated by everyone. Each of us brought decorations and David Schutte, Robert: Deering and Gary Haltmeyer brought lights. We have been striving for neatness and accuracy in arithmetic and those with neat papers on Wednec day's lesson were Ileta Christofferson, Gretchen Palas, Linda Muchow, Zoe Thorson, Wesley Schultz and Jeanette Rote. . \ Postville business places will be open Monday and Tuesday nights to accomodate late Christmas shoppers, it was announced by the Commercial Club. An effort is being made to close all stores here at five o'clock Wednesday in order to give all salespeople an opportunity to spend Christmas eve in their family circles. FORMER POSTVILLE LADY'S X SON DROJWN#-'IN~-HiMNOIg.^ The Willing Workers Society will serve their annual New Years day dinner at the Community church in Frankville, Thursday. January 1. The menu will be chicken, gravy and mashed potatoes, dressing, buttered peas and carrots, a mixed Ksalad, cranberries and pickles, hot rolls, assorted pie^ and coffee. 1v, in /Tuneral services were held Strawberry Point last week for four year old Ronald Otdoerfer, of Rockford, Illinois, who fell into the Rock River while playing on the ice and was drowned. Ronald would have been five in February. The mother of the child is the former Shirley- Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Clarence-Meyer, formerly of Postville. . Free Oyster Stew At Creamery Meet Notice is hereby given of the annual meeting of the stockholders and''patrons of the Farmers Cooperative Creamery Company of Pcit- ville, on Monday, January 5, 1948, in the basement of Memorial Hall. Postville. Mr. R. C. Weaver Mason City representing, the State Brand Creameries will speak A free oyster stew"dinner"will be served to the public starting at 11 a. m. and continuing to one o'clock, to which everyone is cordially invited. Guests should bring their own. bowls and spoons. Mr, Weaver will speak immediately after the dinner. The regular annual business meeting of the stockholders will be held after the speech, at which election of officers and the transaction of all business properly coming before them will be held. EWALD BRANDT, Secretary. Pirates Win Two From McGregor The Postville Pirates defeated McGregor here Friday night in the pre-holidays game, 34 to 25, and our junior high team kept pace with their elders by downing a like team from McGregor, 25 to 18. In the varsity game, McGregor presented the best defense and the most organized offense the Pirates have faced this season. As usual, the Pirates trailed 13 to 10 at halftime. However, Postville's edge in experience showed up better in the second half and produced a victory. Jim Malone was high scorer for the Pirates in this game, garnering 12 points. Butterfield collected 9 for the losers. It was at the free throw line that this game was actually decided, Postville making good on 14 of 19 charity tosses. Postville G FT P Hills 1 1 3 Gunderson 2 3 3 Martins 2 3 0 Malone 4 4 0 Douglass , 13 1 Peake 0 0 0 Schultz 0 0 0 Rima 0 0 2 ~T<) 14 9 McGregor 10 5 17 In the junior high game, Jack Meyer and Dick Cayton teamed up to bring the boys out on top. At one tijne four Dicks were in the lineup, Searls, Klingbeil, Cayton and Schlee. The next game will be played here Friday evening, January 2. against New Hampton. The guest team is rated one of the best in northeast Iowa, holding victories over Charles City and Decorah this season. Frankville Ladies Will Serve New Years Dinner Swimming Pool Election To Be Held Dec. 30th 275 Pounds Peanuts Are Eaten Saturday. At Jarmes* Store NO MILK DELIVERIES CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS We wish to announce that there will be no deliveries of milk or cream to residences in Postville on Christmas and New Years day. Please anticipate your needs at the delivery the day before these holidays. We thank you. JOHN J. MARTINS & SONS. PAUL WATERS DAIRY. Gridiron Stories Told jLettermen By Sports Writer Pat Harmon's recounting of many of the humorous stories that came FOREST MILLS MUSICALE POSTPONED TO DEC. 28 The musical program announced fof last Sunday night by the Forest Mills Evangelical United Brethren church choir had to be postponed to next Sunday, December 28. /The service of song will be presented at 8 p. m. and the public is *ordially invited. Clayton Hospital Issue Voted Down '•'The proposition of building a Clayton county hospital at Elkader was defeated Saturday by an overwhelming vote, according to final tabulation of the ballots. Bonds for' $200,000 were sought for the construction. „ ""-tmm ^^Scw* township voted 217 to 3 against the issue; Luana 149 to 12 against it; Marion township 52 no, 25 yes; Monona 598 no, 36 yes; Guttenberg 1006 no, 24 yes; McGregor 684 no, 7 yes; Marquette 26C no, 7 yes; Giard 200 no, 1 yes; Farmersburg 152 no, 105 yes. * Elkader which would have benefited most had the issue carried cast 1078 for and only 21 against the proposition. Within the past year or so Clayton becomes the third county to turn down county hospitals, Allamakee and Fayette having done so previously. out of the recent football season brought frequent applause from gridiron letter winners of Postville high school last Wednesday evening. Mr. Harmon, sports editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette\ spoke at the banquet tendered the footballers by the Postville Kiwanis Club. Other guests were Coaches Francis Babcock and Milton Starcevich, George Heins of Monona and H. C. Secor of Waterloo. The meeting last Wednesday con eluded President Joseph B. Steele's 15 month's tenure in office. When the Kiwanians reassemble for their regular weekly dinner-meetings on Wednesday, January 7. President Elect Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig will wield the gavel and conduct the meetings. Civic Groups Endorse I Request for $50,000 A For Municipal Project Postville voters will go to the" ^ polls next Tuesday, December 30, to -'cast their ballots in a special election on the proposition of establishing a municipal swimming pool and issuing bonds not to exceed $50,00© The swimming pool project has the organized support of many civic; groups of Postville who expect one of the largest votes ever recorded here next Tuesday. The municipal swimming pool was brought to a vote by the town, council in response to a petition circulated by Arthur F. Brandt Post, No. 518, American Legion, which was generously signed by local residents. The Legion Post has since received support for the movement, from the Postville Kiwanis Clubv the Postville Volunteer Fire Department and the Postville Commercial Club. Members of these organization went on record endorsing the swimming pool'move­ ment. Before recommending the pool project local people investigated similar projects in neighboring' towns and found that those places are successfully operating their swimming pools and are enthusiastic over the facilities. Not one of the communities contacted expressed any feeling that they had been wrong in issuing bonds for a-pool. Individual's Cost Low. The proposed bond issue will not be burdensome to local taxpayers, the committee has learned. The $50,000 bond issue is to be retired over a 20-year period, and while a maximum levy of five mills is proclaimed in the election call, actually the per year average cost will be 3.6 mills, an amount sufficient to pay principal and interest on the bond issue for retirement in 20 years. On the basis of present valuations in Postville, it has been estimated that the swimming pool tax will amount to only S3.60 per year on a home bearing a valuation of $1,000. and $5.40 per year on those assessed $1500. Most residences in Postville fall in these classes. However, in order to determine the exact cost per residence, the owner should look at the valuation on his assessment sheet and multiply this figure by .0036 for the tax he will pay. Estimate of Cost. As with any project, the cost is uncertain. While a maximum of $50,000 is to be voted, unofficial estimates received from architects indicate that the local pool might be built for as little as $35,000. Advantages, which are many, are listed in an advertisement appearing on page two of today's Herald. The polls in the basement of Memorial Hall will be open from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. In order for the proposition to carry in the special election, at least 60 per cent of the voters must be in favor of the bond issue. A simple majority is not sufficient to approve the project. NO BABIES! Foi> the first time in many years no Christmas babies had been reported at Postville Hospital—that is up to time of our going to press. Where Postville Children Swam Last Summer This is a view of part of the swimming pool at wauKon, snowing the diving apparatus. Many Postville youngsters and t grownups utilized Waukon's fine pool last summer, and it might be that you can recognize some of the youngsters shown in the picture as being from Postville. —(Waukon, Newspapers photo and cut) ;

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