Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 14, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 14, 1948
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ion Year I Kettle Boiling : S1 parude for office in __ is underway with [puncements of caridi- the last few days, icm is the statement iam S. Beardsley, New jgist that he, will run Jbltcan nomination for |he June primaries m m fiflgL, f ».Jj^lii/)iiS6punc (!ment was expected up ttli Republican political The contents o{ the In simmering for some . Robert D. Blue de- he would seek re|for the senate, or re- litics. llM BtjUiblcy announcement as- Ured ^OBpsaition in the primary nd II il CMfthtcd with hurrying the OvernoVi'Slecision which, at this rritlng, W ^'expected momentarily. fMaffaor has to decide soon )T hi li ^holding back the an- OuBMm «Bfbf Lt. Gov. Kenneth A. Villi, Ima^tlon. who probably will PpOM Bea |dsley for the nomlna-i| on If Governor Blue doesn't want Mtanwhlle, State Auditor Chet B. km, OttlHnwa, who helped the jepublteantf capture the statehouse ack in IBM and who is the last UUI from that era still in state of- 04, ha* •nnounccd that he will try ir a llxm tprm. Also, State Treas- rer Jphn;M Grimes, Osceola, has onounced 'that he will seek anther term;: SeciJtfajrjK-of Agriculture Harry Linn ( Deft 1 Moines, and Atty. Gen. Obert L, Iliarson, Iowa City, are (peeled to be candidates to suc- •ed themselves. So IB cWw. Reed. Cresco, who is commerce commissioner. "This "'levies Secretary of State Olio H Sergeson. What he will (t'ts not known. He is being urged I try for tt|e gubernatorial nomnia- on and abo tOj run for reelection. If he decides to run for reelection, e will be*opposed for the nomina- 6n by Mrs. Ruby Miller, Des loinea, widow 9! the late secro- iry oX^tite, Earl G. Miller. There fa^BfltyjMe other opposition. Treaiure*. Grimes will have op- fcti <nf3rotn H. J. Schmitz, Eldora, (e Hardin county treasurer, if the !tter,"'te*rrles out his plans to run. POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. Defeat Waukon In Tight Game To Lead Leagui Seconds Swamp Lads! At County Seat, 57-7; Junior High Wins 30-7 Spank Elkader, 40 to 23. The Postville Pirates playing at Elkader Tuesday night, whipped the Warriors soundly, 40 to 23. The second team was also triumphant, 25 to 15. This makes the local record 19 won, 1 lost for the season. League standing- Today. Won Lost Pet. POSTVILLE 5 0 1.000 Maynard 2 0 1.000 West Union 3 3 .500 Elkader 2 2 .500 Waukon 2 2 .500 Fayette 1 4 .200 Sumner 1 5 .167 -™ 1/ Lester Kent of Dubuque, member of the executive committee of the Northeast Iowa Boy Scout Council, was in Postville last week and met with interested persons to study the feasibility of organizing a Boy, ,.Scout~CufeJPack in Postville. Mr. Kent wiir ^eeT-Wttrr-pSfents of boys under 12 years of age at the school house Monday evening, February 2, to discuss the program and to r decide whether a cub pack can be started here. All parents are urged to attend this meeting. In a rough and tumble contest, the Pirates emerged the victors over Waukon, 20 to 16, at Waukon, Friday, January 9. It was the lowest scoring engagement of the season for Postville, marking the first time that they had been held to less than thirty points and the first time- that they had held the foe to less than twenty points. The natural rivalry of the two teams, plus the unusual height of the Waukon team, made the game a defensive affair throughout. In addition, the locals had their coldest night of the campaign, as they made good but nine times in forty-two field goal attempts, and but twice on ten chairty tosses. Dean Gunderson was the only player to put much of a dent in the scoring column; for he collected eleven of the total. Downing, a Waukon guard, had a good n;ght, counting eight points. It was the first game in which the Pirates did not have complete control of the bank boards. Nevertheless, Bernie Martins and Bob Douglass, working against a considerable height disadvantage^ managed to get a good job done in the yicinity of the bank boards. Postville G Hills .0 Gunderson 5 Martins 1 Malone 1 Douglass 2 Rima ...0 Heins ...0 candidacy goes back " ^legislature. ' He icpre- Ullberal element in the sand is known to have |; of the Iowa Farm Bu,_ -,—„J|'tion and the Iowa State g riBBllfjjfipj ^ssociation. .lifl&ouncement he pledged lB|a "sound, constructive 'lidBiinistration, making the UtOr schools program per- •ttejitj*|trjong support for a farm j^njarkfi "road program and sup- krt'-t^K^trong conservation pro- 1Vn.'d#VOld of political intimida- ije^wryed in the senate from 1932 :194ft.-.'He is 46 years old, will be n£iiisfiiS5H|jj June primaries. He is m the father of four i , j ,'...-.-5ft?..-.'J 1 in the retail drug and iness for 25 years, he sn actively engaged in | lives on a farm. He lor support as well as t! He opposed the an|>p and anti-secondary jures in the last regular ES. dollars goes only about i far as it used to—take in who knows, iry L. Shropshire, pur- Jt' for the Iowa board 1'In a recent interview prices in general are ihan at any time during he has been buying the pthing for the inmates joard institutions, titrate what. he said, wmpared the prices of od items for January, npared with January, cost of these items, on Iisis. figured $1,244,470— If $227,780 or 23 percent J ago and about 75 per- ianuary, 1945. H board's big problems li getting the food, It Bat the board could call Btood and clothing on a •basis. Thus, it would Kflt of the lowest pos- RjNow there hardly are B even bid on the busi- ke board has to take t $et when it can get it on Page Seven) FT P 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 3 1 • 2 0 0 0 0 2 10 4 9 Waukon Seconds Win 57 to 7. The second team game was a "no contest" affair; as the Pirates' understudies piled up a~57 to 7 victory. In contrast to their big brothers, the boys were "hot" and they maijb good twenty-six times in fifty-six tries for an unusual 46%. Postville G . FT P Waters .' 4 1 0 Heins '7 \ 3 1 Meyer, M 3 0 2 Rima 2 0 1 Schultz 5 0 1 Christofferson 0 0 1 Overeen 2 0 1 Martins 2 0 ' . 2 Meyer. J 1 1 \ 0 Bachelder 0 0 0 Hager : 0 0 0 26 5 9 Waukon 3 1 8 • The three victories oyer Waukon on Friday boosted the total record of the three Postville teams to seventeen wins in eighteen games. The Pirates still have two conference games on the road before returning home when they meet Waukon here again on January 23. Tuesday they play at Elkader. Junior High Wins Too. The Postville Junior High team extended its winning streak Friday afternoon by defeating Waukon Junior High by a score of 30 to 7. '.• The local boys were just too much for .the smaller Waukon boys to handle, Postville jumped off to an early lead and continued to build up their lead throughout the game. The score at the end of the half was 16 to 3 in favor of the locals. • In the second half of the ball game the reserves did most of the playing, At one time in the game the team was composed of members of the 7th and 8th grades. All 15 boys saw action. High point honors go to Jack Moose Meyer who collected a total of 13 points for the day. Dick Searls was second with 6 points his credit. There were no ou standing players p/i defense, though little Dickie Schlee pla; very good during the time he wat in the game, t . Mere Statistics. . A look at the statistics kept on Postvllle's second team reveals (Continued on pake 8) • POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1948 Plan Cub Scouting/^ Program in Postville; Number 11. Ask Parents to Meet' Offer Linotype Course At University of Iowa Iowa City, Jan. 13 —Applications for the, course in "Linotype Operation and Care" are now being received, according to William James Morrison, head.of the new ( newspaper production laboratory in the University of Iowa school of journalism. Selection of the 15 students each semester is based on order of application, character,' general health and knowledge of the use of English. High school graduates are. preferred. Civilians will be ad-, mitted in order of application after G. I.'s have been trained. / Candidates wishing further i u formation should consult the edit>r of Postville Herald or-write Morrison at the newspaper productio! laboratory. Designed as a temporary training school in linotype operation and care and in elementary printing processes, the course is part of the curriculum planned earlier this fall for the newspaper production laboratory. Farmers' Banquet Is Next Big Event Of Commercial Club J. H.W. Schroeder, Pas$esJQn_Sunda The Postville Commercial Club's annual banquet to the farmers of this community will be held in the basement of Memorial Hall, on the evening of Thursday, February 12, with serving to start at 6:30. .Plans for the banquet were discussed at the club's January meeting held last Thursday evening. It was announced that Tom Dyer, well known public speaker and agrarian, has accepted an invitation to be the speaker at this event. Mr. Dyer is with the Tanvilac company and for more than 20 years rep^e^' sented large feed companies/ iii Iowa, traveling the state" and \addressing groups of farmers arid- business men. He has a thorough knowledge of farm livestock and feed problems and how these are being affected by our present economy. , The Commercial Club 'has been entertaining the farmers of the Postville community for the past 28 years at a winter banquet and program, at whjch have appeared some of the outstanding men in the agricultural and business fields in Iowa. As an example, last year's banquet speaker, Alan Kline, has since been elected president of the National Farm Bureau Federation, and farmers are again assured of a rare treat when they come to hear Tom Dyer here February 12. At last Thursday evening's meeting Supt. K. T. Cook showed three educational Alms, "Education Is Good Business," "Our Government, and How It Functions," and "Land of Liberty," all synchronized sound pictures that were instructive and entertaining. A discussion on the recent redistricting of school districts within the county for general county school administration followed. The plan is to choose one director from each of four districts within the county to serve on a county board of education. Postville under this plan would be in the southwestern Allamakee district, so the club went on record to appoint a committee to work with the outlying districts to secure a candidate for this position which is to be filled at the annual school election to be held on Monday, March 8. Louis L. Hill of Postville is a member under the present county board of education setup. Al Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon for John H. W. Schroeder, 71, who passed away at his home in this city Sunday eve-! ning following a lingering illness.l He was injured in a fall a week ago and had not regained conscious^ ess since theny-ATmef service wlTrT5 ?r*rtd~aT the home at 1:30 o'clock, followed by the service at St. Paul's Lutheran church. The' Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig will officiate. Interment will be in Postville cemetery. John Henry William Schroeder was born May 26. 1876. in Clermont township as the son of the late John and Marie • Schmidt Schroeder. He was baptized August 30,. 1876, and confirmed in St. Paul's church March 30, 1890. His entire lifetime was spent in this community, with the exception of the period from 1903 to 1915 spent on a farm near Castalia. Mr. Schroeder was married to Miss Meta Krogmann of Elkader March 4, 1903. and she. together with a half-brother, Gilbert Schroeder. of this city, and several nieces and nephews survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mrs. John Brandt, of Castalia. : ,. Telephone People Reelect Officers The stockholders of the Postvlile l/ftarmers Telephone Co., held their"' annual meeting Monday afternoon in Memorial Hall and reelected all former officers. Coming up for re-election as directors were Wm. F. Baltz, Warner M. Harris and Walter Sander. Holdover directors are Harva Miller, P. L. Perkins, Boyd B. Turner, Arbey Rose, Lorenz Cas-,] ten. and. J... A. Schroeder.... ""' " Following the stockholders' meeting the directors met to organize and chose Harva O. Miller, president; Boyd B. Turner, secretary- manager; Melinda Casten, treasurer. There are 808 telephones in use here, according to Secretary Boyd Turner's report. A year ago his report showed 774 phones. His report also showed total receipts amounted to $38,140.04 in 1947. This is an increase of approximate!}' $5,000 over the year before. Of this amount town and rural rentals amounted to $13,398.55, Bell and local toll $13,320.66, assessments on stock $3,395.78, while federal and state taxes collected were $5,971.24. Total disbursements for the year were'$37,727.83, approximately $6.500 greater than in 1946. -Salaries and wages accounted for $14,285.84 in the expense item, toll settlement was $7,082.79, maintenance materials and supplies cost $5,168.01, taxes of all kinds were $7,220.67. Mr. Turner's report showed that the company has 30 rural lines or """of U41 pole line miles; 420 iron wire has been named, district miles; 450 copper wire miles; about /six miles of aerial and underground cable wire as of December 31, 1947. Kelleher Is Promoted By United Air Lines Kelleher, native J. Robert' Postville traffic and sales manager for United Air Linesat Fort Wayne, Ind He graduatedlfroTrrpostville high school in 1935, and from the State University of Iowa in 1940. Shortly after, he joined United at Akron. From 1943 to 1946, he was in the Navy and saw service as a naval air officer in the Pacifis theater. Until his recent appointment, Kelleher had been with the company's traffic office in Akron, Ohio,' \/ HOME DECLAM CONTEST WILL BE HELD TONIGHT. /JThe preliminary contest of the current declamatory series will be held at 8 o'clock in the Postville h^_4^ool^udyo^ •~JEhose in Tfie humorous division are Jim Koevenig, Dixie Cook, Marilyn Green, Mildred Foley, Betty McNally, Marion Kostman and Jim Malone. In the dramatic division are Dolores Erickson, Marlene Schupbach, EJgMior Schutte aliy ~2) and Virginia NcNally. Decorah Executive To Address Club AET BICKERS TO OPEN LUNCH BOOM THURSDAY Announcement is made in today's^ Herald by Art Ricker that he will open a -lunch room in the building south of the Standard oil stationjm. of. •Wfiftk, Free coffee will be served all day. Sandwiches, coffee, ice cream, candies and smokers'" supplies will be carried in stock, the announcement Teads. John L. Johnson, secretary of the Decorah Chamber of Commerce, will be guest speaker at the Postville Kiwanis. Club's dinner meeting tonight. Mr. Johnson has chosen as his topic, "The "Dangers .of Collectivism." At last Wednesday evening's meeting Lt.-Gav. Al Hummel of Waukon installed the officers who will serve during 1948. He was ac—. .companied here by Lloyd Kolsrud, \f I deputy clerk of the district, court: President Frederick R. Ludwig / \ announced that Postville had been chosen as the site for holding the annual district general inspirational meeting on Thursday evening, January 22, in the Community Presby terian church. Groups of Kiwani- ans will come here from all the clubs in northeastern Iowa, and it is expected that James Carpenter, governor of the -Illinois-Iowa District, will be here to address the meeting which will be preceded by a-dinner at 6:90'o'clock. Hecker Attends Meeting Of Dodge Dealers R. M. Hecker of Hecker Bros. Dodge agency has returned from a meeting in Minneapolis where members of the Dodge field organization and the factory executive staff of Detroit outlined advertising, merchandising and other plans concerning the completely new line of trucks being introduced this month. Dealers were told that the new line of Dodge "Job-Rated" trucks has been expanded to include 248 basic models ranging 4,250 to 23,000, pounds gross vehicle weight and up to 40,000 pounds gross train weight. The meeting was one" of 60 being conducted this month throughout the .nation by members of the Dodge field organization and the factory executive staff of Detroit, Conduct Final Rites Here Last Friday For Con Hangartner Funeral services were held in the Schutte funeral home in this city last Friday afternoon at two O 'clock for Conrad Hangartner, 78, who had passed away last Tuesday in Bristol, Indiana, where he had been making his home with his son- in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wright. The Rev. Wayne Hargrave of the Evangelical United Brethren church was in charge of the services, and interment was in Postville cemetery. Mr. Hangartner was born in Baden, Germany, November 9, 1869, as the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hangartner. The family came to the United States and settled at Paoli, Wis., later moving to Postville. t He was married to Etta Segrist August 20, 1892, and to this union were born ten children, all of who survive. His wife passed away several years ago, as did his parents, one sister and two brothers. Mr. Hangartner followed farming as a profession until his retirement and removal to Postville several years ago. Surviving him are his children, Fred and James Hangartner and Mrs. Walter (Hattie) VanWey of Postville, Lynn Hangartner of Luana, Mrs. James (Ruth) Lilly of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Roy (Helen) Bloxham of Bettendorf, Mrs. Faye (Hazel) Harris of Gary, Ind., Louis Hangartner of Mt. Hope, Wis., Mrs. Paul (Ann) Wright of Bristol, Ind., and LaVern Hangartner of Elk- bardt, Ind., also 29 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. William Kiner, of Chester, So. Dak., and one brother, Frank F. Hangartner, of Postville. Elect Geo. Hartley Chairman of Board George P. Hartley of Postville was named chairman of the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors at their reorganization meeting, Henry Quanrude was named committeeman for the court house and jail and Roland Herman for the county home. Ludwig Larson was named as a member of the Soldiers Relief Commission for a term of three years; Dr. J. H. McCullough was appointed physician for thp county home; Harry Orr was ie\ hired as county engineer at a salary of $2700 and the assistant, Louis Jones, was reappointed at $170 per month. Mrs. Charlotte M. Buser was rehired as county director of relief, her salary being $168.75 per month, and Mrs. Nellie Grinager as matron of the county home at a salary of $1600 per year. Members of the Board of Social Welfare- reappointed were. Mrs. Cora Palmer,.Waukon; William F. Whalen, Lansing, and Carl Sander, Postville—Lansing Journal. Town Calls for Bids On Paving Project Of Streets, Alleys Joseph B. Steele, Town Clerk, is having published this week a call for bids on the proposed street and alley paving program in Postville. Contractors are asked to have sealed bids in the clerk's office in Memorial Hall by February 10, at which time they are to be opened and publicly read. Some time ago a public meeting was held at which citizens for and against the improvement were heard. Certain changes have been made in the original proposal to meet objections and to correct other phases of the program. Streets and alleys to be paved are set forth in the legal notice, as are also the width of paving of streets and alleys, thickness of concrete slabs to be used, size of curb and gutters on streets where these will be placed and other information. Work to Start May 1. The notice to contractors specifies that work on the proposed street and alley paving shall start May 1 of this year and should be completed by August 1. Liberalization of the contract will be made in case of emergencies or unavoidable delays in getting materials, labor, etc. Much of the proposed paving has been held up during the war years, although residents on many of the streets and alleys had petitioned for the improvement. Last fall new petitions were presented to. the Town Council, who will now carry out the program if prices are within line with earlier estimates by the Town's engineer. When the proposed program is finally completed, Postville will have 100% of its streets surfaced with concrete, a goal all progressive towns aim to reach, but few achieve. \ Post Taxpayers Are Listed By School Districts Amounts Asked Vary According to Levies Sought by Districts Dr. John Mott's Books / In University Library,, |*"-*>w*._City,_Iaw-a, - J an.- • 12-.—Six autographed volumes, "Addresses and Papers of Dr. John R. Mott," have been added recently to the University of Iowa library's collection of books by Iowa authors. The books are gifts of the author who is president of the World's Al liance of Young Men's Christian as sociations. TJr:—MOtri' "Books™ contain the source materials related to his life work in helping to establish and develop various world-wide movements. They will be placed in the library's rare book room until the new library building provides special space for the works of Iowa authors. . Dr. Mott was chosen as co-winner of the 1946 Nobel Peace prize. He spent his childhood in Postville, Iowa, and attended Upper Iowa university at Fayette. • This week <the. Herald is pub- listing the list of taxpayers ^ in Post township, Allamakee county. Property is listed by school districts, hence taxpayers should look into all school district tables t» determine the total amount of taxes' they owe. Taxes to be collected this year vary by school districts. In some a substantial increase will be noted, while in others the tax to be' raised approximates that collected- last year. 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. EMPIRE. 1st Half Tax Buddenberg, Harry E $ 5.54 Dresser, Lawrence et al 121.87 Dyke. John 66.75 Eberling, Walter & Edna 120.87 Heins, Louis (Mrs. Louise Heins) 101.80 Heins, Louis 53.92 Heins, Virgil L & Lorretta.... 9.12 Kohrs, Delbert W 4.97 Krumm, Chas Est 104.13 Lammert, Walter C 8.6*. Martie, Walter & Clara 56.81 Martins, John J 90.59 Meyer, Mrs Bertha 118.07 Meyer, F W 212.56 Miller. Mrs Huldah & Fred J 133.42 Monroe, H J & Nettie 11.34 Oehring, William 32.85 Plaht, Walter F & Lena 33.16 Schultz, Arthur H C 123.91 Stopperan, Eldo C 4.97 Stopperan. Fred H 55.25 Wahls, Clarence & Loralda.... 19.35 Waters, Paul R 67.10 Wirkler, Emma 158.85 American Railway Ex. Co 38 C. M. St. Paul & Pac. R. R. Co 196.55 C. R. I. & Pac. R. R. Co 141.10 Interstate Power Co 66.31 Pleasant Ridge Tel Co 4.64 Postville Farmers Tel. Co 15.16 Western Union Tel. Co 4.42 EVERGREEN. Adam, Harold & C J $ 82.60 Bray, Lawrence 7.42 Bachtell, Ralph W 55.01 Behrens, Arbie & Helen 99.46 Berns, Leo & Lucille 22.57 Bowles, Geo E & Elinor K ,7.42 Brainard, Dale. E L 31.04 Brainard, George R 220.60 Brainard. Keith E 88.17 Christofferson, Will 16.83 Clark, Mrs Harvey 5.87 Clark, Harvey et al 33.85 Deering, M C 80.12 Fiet. Ed & Albert .95 Gericke, Henry 2.58 Goeke, Otto 9.03 Gruel, Alvin & Amanda 49.90 Harris, Roger M 58 Heins, Harlan C D Martha 49.23 Kostman, John 50 Kloke, Albert : 50 Larson, Arthur M 18.04 Lawson, Cloy W & Reva L.... 12.50 Lawson, Fred & Ella 11.95 Livingood, Willard S 2.71 Luebka, Charles 33.86 Marston, Euclid C. 133.41 McNally, Richard J 5.12 Orr, B K 148.71 Schlitter. Theo (Larson, Ai> thur M) 82.66 Schultz. Kenneth J & Esther 25.18 Smith, Milburn A Vanderweg, Ethel Vangorder, Jennie Vickery, Millie E Waters, Eaton Waters, Eaton & Cloy Raters, Mabel postville Farmers Tel Co Northwestern Bell Tel. Co / HIGHLAND. -^Althouse, Henry et al Bennett, Earl Beisker, Wm & Ruth 13.94 6.70 6.70 26.68 .37 2.31 43.52 20.41 27.74 1.54 14.46 99.30 Bly, Floyd H.... 24.71 Davis, Harry None Dreier..Leo & Emma 117.10 Dreier, Herbert 65.92 Enyart, James N & Freida.... 64.28 Enyart, William W 12.39 Geiger. Sophia None Goeke, Donald 10.07 Groth, Augusta M 134.94 Guese, Mrs Fred 123.13 Hangartner, Fred W.... .75 (Contiaued on past 2)

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