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January 7, 1948

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Mi Board Panned 'rogram f ,*,15K3aB*|ler L. Bierring, director pt, tn^ypge department of health, Who jJjStyToriL! ngo was praised for Musing to n sign at the suggestion &;0Ql$H0bcrt D. Blue, was being put on_t|l». pan this week by many who have been interested in the Mate's proposed $20,000,000 hospital buUdlngorogram. A~.4uu.iaraartment was charged With-ha'vlfig forwarded the program to the United States Public tteaUh /j *Sfin*vice for approval even ^•Mrc'lait week's hearing for in- tereatcd Barties. J^The pjfo'grnm is now being reviewed byfthe Kansas City district llfiee of, the Tublic Health Service. Koweve>,-,even if it is approved it nag be in'for some rough sledding <. -' .« • J * !: ' E turned to Iowa. jause program was pre- ^ut the help of advice of 'hospital administrators, ** the complainants, who a position to work out impreliensive program J not saddle communi- jould not support them, ijluthorities say that the of a hospital roughly its original cost and day when many hos- mder the plan now be- would have to close mds. when If li Congressman Talle feCorahlriay have opposition in the rim&ry 'race for rcnomination on IB Republican ticket next June. SAt 1 -leasi;' John A. Case, retired jtmer- now living in McGregor, fijtorveaVnotice that he may con- g^'^S'nomination by taking out fmUflttonA papers from the secre- W'SWMfatte's office. P«^§Skne previously had taken POSTVILLE HERALD Fifty-Sixth Year. A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1948. Number 10. Chicks No Match For Ballhawking, Speedy Pirates NeWvHampton Falters After First Half Spurt . And Loses, 39 to 21 Postville's home floor winning streak was extended to five as the Pirates downed New Hampton here Friday, January 2, by a score of 39 to 21. New Hampton, a highly rated ball club, played good ball throughout the first half. They were leading the Pirates 8 to 5 at the close of the first quarter, but had fallen behind 15 to 14 by the end of the half. In the 'second half the Chicks failed to live up to their advance notices. In fact, they went through the entire half without scoring a field goal. Meanwhile, the Pirates warmed up to their task and made a rout of the game in the final quarter. Jim Malone and Dean Gunderson" handled most of the scoring duties, getting 12 and 11 respectively. Bernie Martins kept watch on the bank board and collected seventeen of his team's thirty-four rebounds Postville G FT Hills 2 Gunderson 3 Martins 2 Douglass 1 Malone 4 Peake 0 Rima 1 13 13 9 ABOIJNE TAX. Iowa gasoline tax collections.hit ''new high in 1947, totaling $30,- AfiSlM as compared with total MS Collections of $28,237,536.22. A total gof 770.341,292 gallons of Upline Vvcrc pumped during 1947. ANJMPATES Candidates for the vacancy on [e board |pf control—actual or talk (how-number a t least five. They •elude Mrs 0 |H. Allbee, Marshalltown: Ss. JoHhfM. Hammill. Britt; Rep. (kvard J. Morrissey, Valeria; Rep. f J. -Knickerbocker, Fairfax and r. John R. Gardner, Lisbon, ©r. ,<3ardner is a "talk" candidate tth the 'talk coming from those ho Would like to see him appoint- kto the- board because of his serv- I on the. special legislative men- LhoapftaJ survey committee and mUaa^he 11 a physician whose niAawjuild be most useful in an PM ^li pacity. WW OMR candidates' names have Governor Blue and are |didates. There may be athese are the only names baked out thus far. New Hampton 6 Postville does not play at home again until January 23 when they meet Waukon. In the meantime, they will play four conference games away from home. Seconds Win Thriller. The preliminary game was a thriller with the Postville seconds coming from far behind to squeeze out a 27 to 26 victory. This made the fifth victory without defeat for the Postville B squad. New Hampton's team was made up of freshmen and sophomores; so the Pirates tried to combat the Chick team with a like combination. However, the Pirate freshmen and sophomores could not match New Hampton and were behind by 14 to 3 by the end of the first quarter. This was the signal for the regular seconds to get the call, and they gradually pulled the game out of the fire, although they were hard-pressed in the last few minutes to hold their lead. Postville G FT P Meyer, J 0 0 1 Schroeder. M 0 0 0 Martins, V 1 1 1 Schultz 3 2 5 Cay ton 0 2 1 ChristofTerson '2 0 3 Rima 3 2 4 Waters • 0 2 1 Searls 0 0 0 Hold Funeral Service For Henry Koopmann A Funeral services for Henry Koopmann, 69, who passed away at his home in Farmersburg Monday, Dec 29, were held in St. Paul's Lutheran church in this city last Wednesday, with the Rev. Frederick HA _Udwig officiating.^/Tfiferment was in Postville" cemetery. Mr. Koopmann had been in ill health for the past year or more. Born in Elsfleht, Province Oldenburg, Germany, September 8, 1878, as the son of Gerhard and Wilhelmina Koopmann, he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in his native town. He was united in marriage in Germany with Johanna Deters December 3, 1901, and to this union nine children were born, all of whom are living. With his wife and two children, Mr. Koopmann came to the United States May 5, 1906, setting up the family home (n the Postville community, and here he had resided until four years ago when he moved to Farmersburg. In addition to his widow, he is survived by six sons and three daughters, Gerhard of Postville, Alfred of Waterloo, Frieda (Mrs. Howard Henkes) of Harpers Ferry, Ella (Mrs. Eldon Kurth) of Luana, Adolph of Farmersburg, Harold of Monona, Richard of Farmersburg, Irma (Mrs. Paul Hess) of Milwa kee, Wis., and Harlan of Mono/la. Also surviving are two brothers, Gerhard and Eilert, both of Germany: one step-brother, Ernest Renken of Strawberry Point, ani 30 grandchildren. His parents, two brothers, one sister and two grandchildren preceded him in death. P S ^CONTROL. Bly, Governor Blue's ap- 1 fill the vacancy on the t of control, which at this not been made, will be ortant one. ecause the board still is |on" so to speak and bc- Iof the present members to leave in the not too e. kins, who has been a the board since 1939 ifas appointed by then ! ; A, Wilson, plans to re- term expires June '30, ert Hauge, who has been for more than two ady has told Governor I Blue that he plans to private practice of near future. He has not |lhe date of his resigna- |y but it is understood told the governor the date he wants to be iugc accepted the ap- fto the board after the fot Dave McCreary of following the trouble a> Birring School for Bo; 45, he told the governor §jRU out the McCreai on Page Seven) 9 10 New Hampton 8 Win 2 at West Union. The Pirates last night won an Upper Iowa conference game at West Union, 42 to 24, while their understudies took the preliminary tilt, 19 to 13. This makes the season 's records for the local cage teams 15 wins against one loss. ("Continued on page five) Behn's Herd Sire Gets National Recognition Brattleboro, Vt., Dec. 31 —The 42nd Holstein-Friesian herd sire in the nation tp be designated since January 1, 1946, as a "Silver Medal Type Sire" by the Holstein-Friesian Association of America is Carnation Illustrator 771477, in the herd of Paul Behn, Postville, Iowa. Be. cause of this sire's ability to trans mit to his daughters desirable characteristics of Holstein-Friesian body conformation he is entitled to receive this award from the nation al Holstein-Friesian association. Of the 26 daughters of this bull which are three years old or that are known to ' have freshened, 21 have been officially classified for type by an official inspector and have an average.score of 82.4 points, Among these daughters seven were classified as "very good" which is the second highest score an animal can receive. This bull is sired'by Carnation*! Ormsby Perfection 671573 and his 1639629. BUYsjpiiiiBifnrt? HMlgene E. Owen Monday sold uilding^lot? back of his resfden property facing Williams street,/to Mrs. Sophia Schroeder, who ex pects to build a residence tnjpre later on. « ; Congress Convenes Creamery People Serve Oysters to 317 At Annual Meeting The free oyster stew dinner Monday by the Farmers Cooperative Creamery Company drew 317 people to Memorial Hall, but the committee in charge had planned for a far greater number. As a re- suit several milk cans full of the leftover stew was taken to Postville schools Tuesday and was servedi to the children at their noon lunch hour. A check shows that over 200 children were served stews. Elect Officers. At the business meeting Kenneth Schultz and Lester Smith were elected directors to succeed- themselves, and Ervin F. Dickman was elected to succeed Fred Hangartner, who resigned. Holdover directors are Fred Everman, J. A. Schroeder. Ewald Brandt, Irving Deering, Alvan Thoreson and Leo Heins. The directors at their meeting following the stockholders' meeting chose Fred Everman as president; John A. Schroeder, vice president, and Ewald Brandt, secretary- treasurer. Secretary's Report. The secretary's report showed that the creamery in 1947 manufactured 932,076 pounds of butter as compared to 887,701 pounds the year previously. This butter sold for $649,516.84, well over the $546,840.12 for the manufactured product in 1946. Butter shipped to market brought $596,498.92, the report shows; patrons bought $I7,'}34 .42 or $1 ,112 less than the year before, but sales to town patrons through ^ocal stores were $37,262 .97, or about $6 ,000 greater in 1947.' • • ~~ Other income was $11 ,283 .72, which the biggest single item $10,166,77 from the sale of buttermilk. Among the items of expanses which totalled $29,927.19, manufacturing costs of $23 ,785. and administrative expenses of $6,141.70. Total number of pounds of butterfat received at the creamery during the year was 749,132, while the overrun was 182,944 lbs, or 24.42%. The average price received per pound of butter sold was 69.68 cents, and the average price per pound butterfat paid patrons was 82.62 cents. Stresses Cleanliness. At the meeting only 50 stockholders were present to hear R." C. Weaver of Mason City, representing the State Brand Creameries explain the need of cleanliness to insure top market prices. He said quality cream must be sent to creameries, because more and more enforce Postville Voters Approve Swim Pool ostville^itiz^ns gave~their ^ap-) proval for a swimming pool here at a special election held in Memorial Hall last Tuesday, the vote being 360 in favor of the issuance of bonds not to exceed $50,000 for the- project, and 227 against. The total umber of votes cast wasjjgT^ "Persons' •™"foT'"'anoT u 'against the measure were active all day bringing in voters to the polling place and the question was in doubt until the final count was made. The 587 votes cast is considered to be a goodly portion of the eligible voters, and compares quite favorable with the turnout at, recent elections here. At the last municipal election only 71 voters visited the polls. An interesting sidelight on the election was brought out by checkers who worked at the polls. Using the list of names recently gathered by the Kiwanis Club when they took a census here, the check-off of those voting revealed that 315 persons of voting age failed to visit the polls. The town council is v now in the process of engaging an engineer who will prepare plans and furnish estimates of the cost It is hoped to get work started early in the spring if possible. The Council has chosen Lull's park as the location for the pool, water and sewage being available at that place which will materially reduce the cost of the project. Wm. Moll Passes; Pioneer Resident William Moll, 89, a pioneer businessman of Postville and one of the |\oldest residents of this community, passed away at his home in this City last Wednesday after only__j& jfewjiours illness^y r Funefal services iwere heldFrfiJay afternoon at the ' Schutte funeral home, with the Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig officiating. Interment was in Postville cemetery where services were in charge of the Masonic lodge of which he had been a member for nearly 50 years. Mr. Moll was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, June 29, 1858, and in his youth came to the United States and located at Postville. He was married to Louise Koevenig October 10, 1883, and Postville had always been the family home. Mr. Moll for many years was associated with the business life afl Postville. For several years he' operated a restaurant and was manager of the Farmers Telephone Com^ny. j He served as councilman of Postville frorn 1902 to 1906 and was active in other community affairs. V His wife passed away several years ago and there are no surviving immediate relatives save several nieces and nephews. Local Men Are Named As Assessor's Fieldmen The program committee has an dam is Carnation Hazelwood Queen ( ment and compliance with state Inounced that a group of interesting \/ and federal laws demands this. VI motion pictures will be shown after — ^ ']>the dinner, and following their Charles F. Reincke last week purchased the-former Elmer Hoth resl- ence property from Ed Doerring nd possession was given January 1 ubject to the lease now held by^ Leonard Pearson. Earl Abernethy of Postville and William Christofferson of Post township have been appointed as' fieldmen to assist Allamakee county' deputy assessor Alfred L. Hansmeier when he starts his appraisal work within the next few weeks. Twelve such aides were .chosen for the county. The Clayton county deputy assessor has named Harry Helgerson of Grand Meadow township as fieldman for Grand Meadow and Wagner townships. Robert Waskow was named: for Monona and Three Business Changes, Noted New Years Day/\ r \ Victor Walter assumed control and operation of his filling station opposite the school house New Year's day and Arthur Ricker who has been operating that station, took control of the oil station at the southeast edge of town.—Both-| have announcements in .today's JHeraldr- ^Also on New Year's day Hubert C. Luhman and George E. Cooke took possession of the Commercial Hotel, which they recently purchased from Charles F. Reincke, who .had owned the hostelry for 23 years. Mr. and Mrs. Cooke moved here from Cresco January__l and are now at home at the hotel"? Arr i«noitation_jaf__the_new—owners is the .keeping-.open-of- the-hotel—all I jught,- - and—other—changes~wttt~be A. A. Koontz Passes At Addie Jones Home ^Andrew A. Koontz, 73, who had been making his home in Postville with Mrs. Addie Jones for the past several years, passed away last Thursday following a lingering ilU j^s.yTune7^~services"weT^ Waukon Saturday at a funeral home with the Rev. A. H. Grossheim, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Rossville. He was born March 25, 1874, at Rossville. His wife, the former Rosina Larson, passed away several years ago. Surviving him are one son, Andrew, of Rossville, two daughters, Miss Lucille Koontz of Albert Lea, Minn., and Mrs. Herbert Becker of Hokah, Minn., and four grandchildren. Postville Taxes ^reUpl5% Over Last Year r s Herald Will Publish Lists of Taxpayers In Nearby Districts Theo Kjosa, 60, Passes While Attending Sale f Theo Kjosa, 60, who farmed near Postville Junction, passed away suddenly last Friday while attend- Nng the auction sale at theMrs. Louis Heins famy"FtineraT services were heiaPMonday afternoon at the West Clermont Lutheran church in Clermont, with the Rev. \A. O. Nesset officiating. Interment was in Clermont cemetery. / Mr. Kjosa was born near St. Olaf Sept. 30, 1887, as the son of Halvor and Olena Kjosa and grew to manhood in that community.. He was married to Susanna Halverson February 23, 1910. The widow and two sons, Kenneth of Walworth, Wis., and Harris of Clermont, survive, as do -three grandchildren. , / A Luana as well as Monona township, Henry Mork for Marion townshiY\/made.inthe^ear-fTrtare~trrat-srroTlld attract- the - traveHng~puOTic~T6 it. Con Hangartner, 78, Passes Away Tuesday A -.- —.—.,—^| .-.CJonrad Hangartner, 78, a long-' time : resident of' this community who • had been making his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wright, in Bristol, Indiana, for the pas* year or more, passed away Tuesday morn/ jifter a lingeringjlinpss., — The remains are expected here Thursday and funeral services will Be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the Schutte funeral home. Obituary next week. Postville has fallen behind last year's total sales of Christmas seals, according to Mrs. Fred J. Miller, Postville chairman. Up to 'Monday only $389.60 had been received by Mrs. Miller, whereas last year the sale amounted to $400. About 70 persons still have letters of seals which were not returned or remitted for, so Mrs. Miller believes when returns on these are in the quota will be reached here. Commercial Club To See Movies The January meeting of the Postville Commercial Club will be held in the basement of Memorial Hall Thursday evening of this week. A 6:30 o'clock dinner will precede the regular business meeting, showing Pesident Earl Abernethy ^vill preside at the business meet- g of the club. A smoker will be e concluding: entertainment. All members and boosters for a letter Postville and community are urged to attend this meeting. Christmas Seal Sales Net $389.60 to Date Lt.-Gov.4o Install Kiwanis Officers Lt.-Gov. Al P. Hummel of Waukon will be here tonight to install the new officers of the Postville Kiwanis Club at the first meeting of that group in the New Year. The meeting will be preceded by a dinner at 6:30 o'clock. The Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig will succeed Joseph B. Steele as president of the local service club; Louis L. Hill will be the new first vice president; W. A. Kneeland. second vice president; Willard Schutte, secretary-treasurer. New directors are William H. Behrens, Lee R. Jackson, John F. Sawvelle, R. L. Evans, Vernon Brouillet, Arthur J. Palas and Arbe Behrens. Cows Bring $26) At Heins Auction; Four Sales Listed Farm auctions are still producing^ good prices, it was indicated at the auction held at the Mrs. Louis Heins farm northwest of Postville Friday. Shorthorn milch cows went at a top price of $261, and several others went to $250. Calves sold for $85 and a bulLwent i 'or $182.50,A 10-year-old John Deere: tractor sold for $1,050, a threshing machine brought $860 and other machinery went at comparable prices. Corn sold at $2.57 per bushel, new oats $1.40, old oats $1.38 and hay went for $14.50 per ton. Out at the D. F. Snitker farm in Ludlow township where an auction was held a week ago Monday the sale totaled $4,700. with buying brisk throughout the sale. The top cow there sold for $206 and others went at $185; calves went at $68; a bull brought $170: pigs brought $17.00 each; pullets were taken at I $1.65 each; oats sold at $1.36 per bushel, straw at 56c per bale and hay 77c per bale. Four Sales Ahead. Harold B. Turner's sale of 34 head of purebred and high grade Holstein cattle is booked for Thursday, January 15. He also offers all of his other personal property, including oats, corn, hay, silage, straw, and a full line of farm machinery, including Farmall tractor, power and horse-drawn machinery. His ad appears in today's Herald. Eaton Waters and Cloy Waters, who recently sold their farm located northeast of Postville, have an auction sale billed for Saturday, January 17, starting at 12:30 p. m. They will offer for sale their entire herd of registered Hereford cattle, including 10 cows, three heifers, nine bull calves, as well as three fine Jersey heifers; also oats, corn, baled and loose hay, and some machinery. Their advertisement will appear in the Herald next week. Henry Koenig 's disposal 'sale at his place west of Postville is booked for Thursday, January 22. He offers 13 head of cattle, of which 10 are Holsteins and three are Brown Swiss; also 275 chickens; corn, oats, baled and loose hay, a full line of machinery and some household goods. Mr Koenig's complete listing will appear in an advertisement in the Herald next week. Ray Schara Sale.. Ray Schara on the Chas. Krumm estate farm west of town, is quitting farming and will hold an auction on the place Thursday, January 29, starting at 12:30 p. m. He offers for sale 23 head of Brown Swiss and Guernsey cattle'of outstanding milking qualities; \three horses; 14 Duroc Jersey brood sows; 250 Leghorn pullets; 900 bushels corn; 900 bushels oats; 15 tons hay in barn; a full line of farm machinery, including McCormick- Deering tractor, power and horse- drawn equipment and some household furniture. An advertisement will appear in the Herald the week before the sale. Eaton Waters is the auctioneer. The Postville Herald will follow its custom of many years standing to bring its readers the tax lists of as many of the nearby taxing dds«. tricts as time will permit. Today's list is for Postville corporation. It is no easy task to put into type names and figures. We get no compensation for doing this other j.than the satisfaction of rendering a service to our readers. That it i» appreciated we have little doubt, because inquiries are made by many each year as to whether they Are to be published. 1 The Herald assumes no responsibility as to the correctness of names or figures; we print them as they are furnished us on lists from the various county treasurers. To save time, we publish only the first half payment of the taxes; to ascertain the full amount owed, the amount shown should be doubled. First half payments may be paid now and they become delinquent and subject to penalty for non-payment after March 31. , The homestead exemption credits have been figured off the amounts due and the following list shows the net amount due for first half payment. In Postville taxes are about 15% higher than last year's. \ 1st Half Tax Abernethv, Curtis A $ 3.39 Abernethy, Earl 55.06 Abernethy, Curtis & Earl 94.62 Albright. Blake L... 8 .14 Allamakee-Clayton Elec. Coop 55.63 Allamakee Hatchery 128.68 Allen. Lenard & Dorothy..... Anderson, Theodore 55.51 Angell, Mrs. Laura B 11.36 Bachtell, Ralph 9.08 Backhaus, Mrs Minnie 65.13 Bailv, Mrs Maud 45.92 Baltz, Cynthia 88.95 Baltz. Wm & Mathilda 64.00 Baltz. Wm H & Ida M 26.36 Barnholtz, Jerry 5.00 Behrens, Arthur 55.76 Behrens, Lena 44.61 Behrens Co.. W H. 5.49 Behrens. W H & Hazel 1.89 Benjeserdes. Fred W 60.83 Beucher. Bessie A 58.30 Beucher, Xeo O 63.37 Beucher, Otto J 137.02 Bigler. Anna 2.50 Bigler. Henrv Est - 22.81 Blegen. Norfis & Myrle 19.63 Block, Fred E 33.90 Block. Henry W 54.44 Blumhagen, Anna 39.29 Blumhagen, Henry Est .40 Boese, Dorothy 17.75 Boese, Robert Est 1.90 Bollman, Julia 55.58 Brandt, Louis W Braun. Joseph J 127.17 Brockmeyer. Wm 12.50 Brockmever. Mrs Wm 44.61 Brooks. G A 13.18 Brooks, Mrs Elizabeth 2.50 Brown. Octave L 78.30 Bruce, Llovd 32.45 Bulman, Wm G 30.41 Burdick. Arthur 27.24 Burdick. Arthur 54.89 Burdick, Emma Heins 32.95 Burling, Robert H 24.17 Burling. W H 10.00 Burro%v. John Bursell. James 1.14 Bush, Ace W 17.74 Cain. Melford W 1.50 Candee, Eva M 45.63 Capper. Frances 49.63 Capper. Frances 45.63 Casten Bros 60.55 Casten, John O .". 32.95 Casten, John Sr 40.56 Casten, Leonard W 63.36 Casten. Melinda B 80.24 Chamberlain. Anna '61.77 Christofferson, H. & Gladys Christofferson, H Q 53.73 Christofferson. Herman E 27.31 Christofferson. Herman E Citizens State Bank 333.05 Clark, Anna 47.50 Clark, Wm J Est 4&16 Cole, Harrv D 45.62 Cook, A B 3.79 Cook, Burr 50.69 Cook. Everett 35.48 Cook. Estella 10.14 Cornish. Aulden 1.50 Davis'; Florence 58.30 Deal. Guy 27 30 Deering, Mort C 76.71 Dietsch, Gustav 27.33 Douglass, Harvey H 7.57 Douglass, Harvey H 10.41 Douglass, Harvey H 22.71 Douglass Pharmacy 37.84 Douglass, Ray R 8.12 Douglass, Miss Ruth 105.97 Douglass, Miss Ruth 34.82 Douglass, Miss Ruth 90.83 Douglass, Miss Ruth 3.40 Dundee. Cecil 1 -50 Durno. Bertha & Mark Piatt... 45.63 Durno, Josephine 41.65 Durno, W E Est 186.70 Duwe. Elizabeth 60.83 Eberling, Mrs Fred C 48.16 Eberline. H F & Pearl 102.29 Eberlinff. Verni & Loretta 53.23 Eberling, Wm 60 .69 — • 6 '-- - 24.98 32 .95 48.63 1 .50 11 .35 60.84 63.36 22 .61 74 .91 68 .13 21.95 113.54 40.55 51.96 iaw 4 » Electric Motor Shop. Ellis, John Pearl Ellis, John Pearl Ellis. Llovd G Ernst, L W ^ Everman, Rudy F & Lena Everman, Wm & Emma Ewing. Larry & Bessie Falb, John Jr Falb. John. John Jr, W C & G H ... Falb, John Sr, et al Falb Motor Co Fay, Chas Fay, Mrs Eva Fish; Eva MA Edw F............ Fischer, Otto Flack, Leslie . - (Continued on page V

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