Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 31, 1947 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 31, 1947
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anafa m m f/t/ca/ Events lid Spotlight Year's End cal events of the last few e given some shape to 1948 Iraws to a close, lume, here are some of special session revised e tax rate for 1948 down- 25 percent and increased i |is by 50 percent, mer Senator Guy M, Gil- Cherokee announced that ,d accept the Democratic ,1 nomination at next June's jif it were voted him. ' ills B. York of Madrid restate Republican chair- V was succeeded by Whit- illand, 43, of Glenwood, an up from the Young Re- ranks. ator George A. Wilson of ines, who announced his POSTVILLE HERALD took a stand against his lublican party's anti-in§11 in congress. for""renomVnation" last fslaMed-U|>-du««»«--a»».,w«u^sr«ai-s be- cause^Jjf~shortage--of•• lumber"arta Qther.-.coiwtruction—materials'-were [a^nejyed-rhcre during" 1047. One contractor estimates .that in, the town of Postville / approximately $335,000 was expended on new construction or remodeling, much of which is eithenflnished or nearing that points meant' TAX.. • r-'-ipWSrSll of these events will affect/ the political fortunes of the J ijjtciJ* 1 'directly or indirectly, the f Ofa* ln'wh ich they probably are the r) .__ r _ . • • Interested is the leglalatureVt™; on « P»jects ?"»* he action :~ Wbai&e legislature accomplished qpmpromise between the 100 '''^•reenters and the 50 percenters. MatfodeT ithc new act rates were re^Rd^iollows: 'F ^OHHone percent to % of one percent on the first $1,000 of net income. <• ' Fttm two percent to 1.5 percent tni the Mcond $1,000. "Krom three percent to 2.25 per- Cen ^on the third $1,000. ,@WS|jn ^tour percent to three per- WlA^bn 'thC! fourth $1,000. /From five percent to 3.75 percent on the 'fifth $1,000, and all above (half figure jftThelegislature then increased de- fuctions from the tax as follows: ~ From S20 to $30 for married Mnoni. • ; feFrora, $10 to $15 rox, single perf tons. vFrom $a to $7.50 for each dej- iendeht | &Th»,net elTect of the change will neansthat the new rates will bring 01, about $1,500,000 more—or a tb- jal of* $14 000.000 —in 1948 than pouhlhave been realized from ^he W percent rate, but approximately flO,O00J0OO less than would have keen realized it the 100 percent fate lad been allowed to go buck into Meet™ \ l' Probtjbly the best feature of the ICt ifcithal it will be in effect tor (|M9 collections as well as for 1948T^ Hill means that the 1949 legislature will Keffiin a position to study the jntlreMncome tax structure during tie Tegular session with a view to- fcard ,©vising it on somewhat of yP >ent basis. |The v ,pn^t two legislatures have jfcen'fynfthe positions of having to ICtllSwedly on the income tax in- jwnuch ;0 g if they failed to act by fer «Wj31 the 100 percent rate tould have become effective automatically for the year in which hey*W «Te meeting. I^WSAIRMAN. '^Whtfhey Gillilland, the new Re- Hlblwan state chairman, is a man fholi known not to be for any fartlculai candidate or a supporter K an* particular issue. That's c-ne •Hon »hy he may have been se- KiefT^ib head the party. For it ooka (pore and more like there nay Ufe » jme contested races for a bod BJ &ny of the state offices and ^jjB^S^ for the senatorial nomi- I PWttnd is a man who takes IfJjUJBc'in making up his mind One* he has arrived at a de- IOJI lit is not to be pushed around *ajr _akment of the party. *" £who know him best say afraid to say what he A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. Postville Has a Building Boom In Post-War Era Place $335,000 Estimate On Year's Building; Foresee 1948 ActivityJ^ Buildiim m »rntiwn —that" erection of the new office building of the Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative, which should be ready for occupancy early in the new year^ w • mother building projects included a new sales pavilion for the Farmers Cooperative Society;, the W. H. Behrens Company's ready-mix concrete plantjwhich in late fall neni'ed capacity production; the start on Duo-Piano Recitabat St. Paul's Tuesday Night f A Hnn-niann recital will be given Tuesday evening, December • 30, at eight o'clock by Gerald Schroeder and Mrs. Frederick R. Ludwig in the assembly^jajgm of St. Paul's Lutheran churchTj The public is cordially inviWcTTo attend. Feature on the program will be the rendition of the first movement of Gershwin's Concerto m p i ; n hich the solo part will be played by Mr. Schroeder and the orchestral part by Mrs. Ludwig. were I Mr. Schroeder is a student at McPhail School .of Music in Minneapolis, Minn., a pupil of Mrs. Dorothy Curtis, and is also the organist at Pilgrim Lutheran church in Minneapolis. Program numbers include "Sheep May Safely Graze," "Menuet and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," all by Bach; "Variations on a theme by Beethoven," by Saint Saens; "Petite Suite," by Debussy; "Der Ro- senkavalier" by Strauss; " Concerto in F, First Movement," by Ger- schwin; "Indian Love Call," by Friml; "Tea For Two," by Youmans; "Deep Purple," by DeRose.. Enock Mork Completes/ Two New Residences A JG_ ~ TSrrock Mork has completed the first of two new residences at his property in north Postville, a four- room structure, which will be occupied January 1 by Mr. and Mrs. ness houses, including the large ad -Jj^4e _!£rdyce, newlyweds^ ". seconcTTKniserTiT'like proportions is expected to be completed within two weeks and has beenl rented to Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes. the first of' a series of plants for the Hansen & Matsbn Company's egg packing plants; the start on Paul Waters' new sanitary dairy, and a number of remodeling jobs on busi dition to the body rebuilding shop of Falb Motor Company^/ y f "Slated' for' "early spring construction is the proposed Quality Foods packing plant for Fre ,d" W. Groth," plans for which are'ready for the builders. And-Louis Schutte & Sons have the' ground staked out for the proposed new 3-story business and' apartment building on main street. Several New Homes. Postville has found itself much like other growing towns, shoi;t»of housing^f-acilitics to provide<'homes for those who would JUke to make their homes here^-Nevertheless, a number of ne\v residences were built here'in 1947, and there is indication . that many mo,re are planned for 1948. N \ Among those who erected new homes are Ervin Haltmeyer who has completed two new houses and has a third started; Ed McNeil built a new 2-story residence; Fred W. Groth's Lannon stone veneered house; two new cottages were built, by Enock Mork; others were built by Otto Miene, William Kugel, Presbyterian congregation's mans.e.<| V* Under construction" are residences by Lenard Allen v Orville Meyer and Elmer Luebka, AVWIC Hitynam- beiv of major remodeling jobs'*were completed during the past year. Rural Building Too: Out in the country much building work has been done on farmsteads during the past year. Barns, machine sheds, granaries, hog and chicken houses, garages and several new houses were built. All this has brought about a great demand for construction trades workmen, and the end is not yet in sight. APPROPRIATION. »cial session appropriated million dollars to the in- nmittee as an emergency ouble is anticipated by board of control and the education in staying wijh- llotted budgets, mainly be- the increased food prices, islature made certain that il be money available if iver the budgets. WEIGHT, he gained a few pounds hristmas turkey, Iowa's Charles H. Grahl weighs around 155 pounds today, n contract to his wartime 190 pounds. led that I was getting too e general told a reporter and so I started to^watch a little." p SENATOR. Bthlyn Kirketeg of Bed- Ira's only woman state vill not be back for an- jjion of the legislature be- r Adams county's turn to feat this time, ountles in- senatorial dis- ate their seats among rketeg filled 'out the u jtrm of her late husbai\d luring the 1945 session School Invites Public To Entertainment Jan. 22 The great Torrini and his lovely assistant, Phyllis, will present a de- •J if l lightfully. amusing and highly entertaining program of magic and chalk talks at the high school gymnasium; Thursday, January 22, at 10 a. m. This is a well routined program that has played in leading theatres and schools throughout the.United States. Some of the featured tricks are: Tree that grows, things from nowhere, mutilated parasol, when knots are not, bottle and glass, cards that shrink, fun with a rope, dish of deception, Chinese mystery. The program is accepted as being the finest show of its kind. The public will be admitted free to this entertainment and are invited to attend. and Mrs.' Loren Meyer and family have rented an apartment in the house on the Henry Meyer place west of the creamery and, will, occupy it this week.', POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1947. Number 9. Public Invited to Free Oyster Stew At Creamery Meet The Farmers Cooperative Creamery Company is inviting all Postville businessmen, creamery patrons and stockholders and their families as well as the public in general to be their guests at a free oyster stew dinner next Monday. The occasion will be the annual meeting of the creamery. Serving will start at 11:00 o'clock a. m. and continue to one o'clock p. m. At one o'clock the annual business meeting of the creamery will be held. Coming here as speaker at the meeting will be R. C. Weaver of Mason City, who is a representative of the State Brand Creameries. He will address the farmers on vital problems confronting the creamery patrons of Iowa-to enable them in upholding the high standards that have been set by state and federal laws. Before the war these oyster stew dinners were started here and at the last one held 950 persons were served. Each succeeding year the numoer who attended increased, but when the war started the practice was discontinued as a food conservation measure. Officers of the creamery are preparing for a large attendance at this year's dinner and a new record may be established. As stated before, the dinner is free to everyone — however, each person should bring his own bowl and spoons, as these cannot be provided at the hall. NEW BARBER IN POSTVILLE TAKES OVER STONE SHOP "•""Paul E. Lester last week -began V r „. operation; of the former Harold H. JJ ,."' and" Mrs. Paul Waters" Stone shop and has an an- «, m ii y 0 f Postville. nouncement to that effect in today's / igsxm*——-—<•—: • Mr. Lester is a native of Wauco ma and came here, from Chester where he had been barbering for a number of years. He has followed the trade for 42 years. His wife will come to live here as soon as the family can locate living quarters. FRANKVILLE LADIES WILL SERVE DINNER JANUARY 1 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 salad, cranberries and pickles, hot rolls, assorted.pie and coffee. ~" MRS. BOWLES' FATHER PASSES _ Fred Domke, 65, father of Mrs. George Bowles of Route 1, Postville, passed away at his home in Wadena last Monday following a .•few days illness, Mr. Domke and ^his wife had been visitors in the Bowles home recently and had just returned to their home when he Vas, stricken ill, Funeral services were in West Union Wednesday. Finis Pirates to Meet Chicks Here Friday The Postville Pirates will tackle one of their strongest opponents on the schedule when they meet up with the New Hampton Chickasaws here Friday, January 2. The preliminary game with the New Hampton sophomore team will start at 7:30 o'clock p. m. ^few Hampton will present a well-balanced all-senior five. The "Chicks" Have no one outstanding ball player, but have five aggressive boys that have played as a unit since seventh grade. Postville will defend its string of four victories on the home floor with the same boys who have represented them- so far this season: Jim Malone, Bob Douglass and Ken Peake at the guards; Bernie Martins at center; Dean Gunderson, Howard Hills and Eugene Rima at forwards. This will be the last game on the home floor until January 23, when Waukon will be here. In the meantime the Pirates will play four consecutive conference contests on foreign courts, meeting West Union .on January 6; Waukon. January 9; EN, kader, January 13, and Fayette on January 20. Those four games should reveal Postville's chancers of retaining the conference title. J. M.Brooks, 80, Passes at Waukon John M. Brooks, a lifelong resident of this county who recently moved from his Franklin township farm to Waukon, passed away there.] the day before Christmas. He had been ill for some time. He twas born May 3, 1867, in Clayton county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brooks. When he was 17,< the family moved to a farm /h Franklin township. He was married August 26, 1893. to Carrie L. Stahl. They lived on the home-* stead until they moved to Waukon three months ago. Surviving are the widow; two sons, Kenneth, of Waukon, and Allen, of Franklin township; and a daughter, Mrs. Jessie "W. Ralston, of Junction City, Ore.; a sislei-, Mrs. George W. Stahl, of Waukon; and a brother Gaddes Brooks, Postville. Funeral services -were held Saturday in the Methodist church in Waukon, and interment was in Evergreen cemetery. X, BRAYS RETURNING HERE. ^ "Vern. •Thorfitonr'*Monday moved" the personal property of Lawrence Bray and Mrs. John Bray from Froelich to the Elmer Luebka farm near Postville Junction. , Many Family Christmas Parties The yuletide brought many family groups together this year for dinner parties and reunions. Those brought to our attention were the following: Christmas dinner guests in the Elmer Brockmeyer home were Mr. and Mrs. Will Brockmeyer of Postville, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Larson and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Larson of Monona, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Larson of Elgin and Mr. and Mrs. Aldo Larson of Castalia: Christmas day dinner guests in the home of Mr. *and Mrs. Bernard Waters and Eugene were Mr. and Mrs. John Jaster and family of Ossian, Bert Waters, Mrs. Marie Leui, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Waters and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Waters and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bertie Waters and family and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kneeland and family, all \ Lof Postville. y At the Mr. and Mrs. Robert A Schultz home north of Luana din/ ^ner guests included Mr. and Mrs. J?. P. Strauch of Elgin, Mr. and s. Keith Waters and family and and A pre-Christmas dinner party at the Mr. and Mrs. Carl C. Sander home on Sunday included the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Olson of Cedar Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Cloy Gericke and family of Waukon; Miss Helen Sander and Douglas Bichard of Chicago, 111.; Mrs. Minnie Heins, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Everman, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gericke, and Mr. and Mrs. Milo Gericke and John. At the Mr. and Mrs. Walter Heins home Christmas also marked the birthday anniversary of Mr. Heins. Guests at either dinner or supper included Mr. and Mrs. Herman Heins. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Landt, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Doerring and Milo, Mr. and Mrs. William Landt, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Koopman, Karen and Sharon, and Rudy Thies. Cards were played during the afternoon and evening. A pre-Christmas dinner party and family reunion was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Green last Sunday. Guests present in eluded Mr. and Mrs, Carl Amund son and family of Chatfleld, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Green and family. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Brouillet entertained the following guests in their home Christmas day: Mr. and Mrs. Norton Kjome, Nancy. Kjome, Clair Scholtes, Mrs. G. N. Kjome and Marguerite, and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Moellerman, all of Decorah. Mr. and Mrs. August Schultz entertained the following at their Christmas dinner: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schultz of Luana, Mr. and Mrs. Alden Albertson and Richard of Decorah, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Ohloff and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schultz and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schultz and family, Mr. and Mrs. Mort Deering and Elmer Schultz and Jean. The Emil Schultz home saw the following come for Christmas dinner Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schutte and Doris, Mr. and Mrs. William Schultz and Eileen of Ossian, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blumhagen and Elmer of Castalia and Emma and William Krogman of Postville. The turkey was a gift from the Schultz's son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carlas Schultz, in Fallon, Nevada. Holly and walnuts for the occasion were received from relatives in Portland, Oregon. Evening guests in the Schultz home included Mrs. Amanda Schultz and JoAnn, and Joljn Sand of Ossian, and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Schultz and family of Postville. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lange had as their dinner guests Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Sebastian, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Sawvelle, Mrs. Minnie Mil ler, Mr. and Mrs. Cloy Miller and family, and Mrs. Minnie Kohrs of this community, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Sebastian of Tracy, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson and family of Waukon, and Mr. and Mrs. Wil son Lange and family of Decorah. Dinner guests at the Louis Schut te home Christmas day were Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Schutte of Cin cinnati, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Schutte and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Dietsch, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard W. Casten. , Mr. and Mrs. Frank F. Han gartner entertained the following at dinner: Mrs. Harold Hangartner of Iowa City, Mr. and Mrs. John Renzman and children, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Harris and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hangartner and family. (More on pages 2 and ,5) Voters To Decide On Swimming Pool Tuesday Santa Claus Distributed Bags of Goodies Here The day before Christmas saw Santa Claus visit Postville and under ideal weather conditions close to 1,000 children were on hand to greet him, in addition to parents and friends of the youngsters. The Postville Commercial Club and their helpers, the Odd Fellows, had prepared the same number of bags of candy and nuts as in previous years, but this number was barely enough to go around. However, assurance has been given by Santa Claus that in future years provisions will be made for even a greater number so that the increased demand can be me,t^ GET $836 FOR 7 HOGS ON LOCAL MARKET "Lbrenz Pape and Ernest Paulsen marketed seven hogs at the Farmers Store Saturday that brought them a check for $836. The lot weighed 3,600 lbs., and they received $26 per 100 for them. *~sln the lot was one porker that weighed 585 lbs. and for which they received $152.10. -' HENRY KOOPMANN, 69. PASSED AWAY MONDAY "Henry Koopmann, a resident of this community for many years, passed away Monday morning at his home in Farmersburg after a' lingering_jllnessj Funeral arrangements had not been completed as we went to press. Expect Heavy Vote At the Memorial Hall From 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. V.F.W. Name Post For Carlton Kenney, First Navy Casualty — x. /The local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post has been named after the i'sjirst Postville war casualty, Carle- ton E. Kenney. son of Mr. and Mrs. Klearance E. Kenney. now living at Waukon. Kenney was killed in action in the Atlantic fighting in December, 1943. after having served in the navy for six years. "> — To' Install "Charter Members. The local post now has 22 members, and at their meeting last week announced that all veterans wishing to become charter members should come to the meeting and join up with the post on Monday evening. January 5. Charter memberships will be closed after that date. The post meetings are held in Memorial Hall on the first and third Monday nights of each month. Officers of the post are Dick Hale, commander; Emil Schultz. Jr., senior vice commander; Wesley Thoma. junior vice commander; Richard Meyer, quartermaster: Vernon Seybert, adjutant; Lenard Allen, officer of the day; Walter Meyer, John Burrow, and William Livingood, trustees. Veterans wishing to become charter members or seeking any other information concerning the organization may contact any of these officers. . Considerable interests has been created in Postville in the forthcoming election for a swimming" pool. Polls will be open from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m., Tuesday, December 30, in Memorial Hall, when local residents will cast their ballots on the question of authorizing a bond issue of not to exceed $50,000 with which to build the pool here. In the discussions during the past week it was brought out that at Osage where an election for a swimming pool was held last month for the issuance of $65,000 in bonds 1200 votes were cast in favor of the proposition and only 150 against it. The Osage election carried by the overwhelming majority of 88%. It was believed by proponents of the project here that Postville is just as progressive a community as Osage, and that there would be an equally large vote for the pool here. ; It was brought out that the present bonded indebtedness of Postville is down to $15,000 at present, and with bank footings here totaling about $5,000,000.00 and with an unusual growth promised for this town in the next few years, it appears that this community can well afford the proposed expenditure for '.a swimming pool. The question has been raised by some of the ability of the town's waterworks system to supply the pool. A spokesman for the Town has explained that it is true that the present waterworks is taxed to capacity, and whether a pool is built or not, he believes an addition will have to be made to the town's water supply. This is deemed necessary because of the present steady growth of Postville, especially by industrial installations such as the Groth Quality Foods plant and the Hansen & Matson produce houses. These industries have made necessary already additional extension of sewage facilities and it is reasonable to expect additional extensions to the town's facilities as expansion in business and residential properties occurs. Odd Fellows Endorse It. Joining the civic groups who voted to wholeheartedly support the swimming pool movement at the election was Postville Lodge. No. 707, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. At their last meeting they went on record by unanimous vote to join the Postville Kiwanis Club, the Postville Commercial Club, the Postville Volunteer Fire Department and Arthur F. Brandt Post, No. 518, American Legion, to endorse the project. The latter organization fostered the project primarily and circulated the petitions which after being liberally signed were presented to the Town Council and resulted in the call for the special election now being held. During the past week a number of people have expressed themselves as favorable to the swimming pool installation here, whereas they had been lukewarm to the proposition when it was first mentioned. Investigation of pools in nearby' cities brought out assurance that no great expense was incurred in conducting the pools, and as a matter of fact, a profit resulted last summer because of the long swimming season. The Town Council was presented with a petition asking for the election and in giving residents an opportunity to vote on the question they are merely carrying^out the requirements of the Iowa statutes. It is hoped that every voter, whether he favors the proposition or not, visit the polls Tuesday and cast his vote so the issue may be decided one way or another. Since it is a bond issue, the law requires that 60</ r of "yes" votes must be cast to carry the proposition^ Firemen Answer Call To Fire at Rossville The Postville firemen were called to Rossville Friday night about 10 o'clock to help extinguish a fire that was threatening a garage and filling station, with living quarters on the top .floor. The firemen were able to save the structure after but minor damage had been done by the blaze, most serioug being to the rafters In the basement where the fire apparently started. - SEE FIRST ROBIN HERE: IN FACT, TWO OF 'EM Although the calendar shows that winter began in Iowa last week, spring may not be too far away. Leastwhile. that's what Mrs. John A. Schroeder and Mrs. John A. Palas in south Postville figure after spotting two robins in their yards Saturday. Here's hoping the weather stays suitable for their stay here. THANK YOU. I wish to thank the many, relatives, neighbors, and friends who during the past year's illness called on me, sent me flowers, cards and gifts to lighten my burden. All are greatly appreciated.—Mrs. Alfred Buraas.

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