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vcrJt "WP" in for B1 b Blue didate ird Term ,.'uesday tossed his |ng, announcing he tination leading to ft- t- lue's long-awaited an is to<-his future po |s expected momen- fwritten. Conferences between and Lieutenant- itis this week and ^Lieutenant-Governor >tary of State Rollo , political observer! i'' Governor Blue to Serm ^••WM^'CIISC , United n , t -sn«to* States i, Wilson would have (position in his quest Sion. j|h a decision would many high-ranking rho have supported A W 'Wium »«»nd Blue in the past jtfp ^SByjfpIs be spared the ne- MvHafpnlcing a decision be- pjm 'TWp ^o. Included in this <OUP*'^^jM>iy now holding state MM wh»'«*f're appointed original- by t#mtor Wilson when the lat- fei *!i *Sil !(W«n ,or and reappointed r %duttfim .Blue. BaQte finUwr light was shed on Is gubWn ^forial situation here Iir.'ll tntk, B&wever, when Frank ilea, Ocmdcratic candidate for S 5 WWfllpr tw«f' years ago, declared he CI tl "notVHfeipdidate" and will be til lUtleallr Independent - Governor l |ue recently called in ur of the Mb Iowa oil spokesmen Mk whether he should name fuel nil ^administrator for the Its «in jrifV of the imminent '' Xbeae |Uf#advised him that the it wejv'^^&ommunity basis and •I an administrator might hinder. Iter than«help- the distribution , «n.~' 01 -However, It would not be sur- iaing If Ibpgovernor did name a idy comn&ittce to determine lether thesavailablfi supplies are Ing distributed equitably so that nc will goscold. if they depend it for operating their homes. y CW COMAfJTTEE. Dne of the tilings that skipped tlce durfng:. the closing days of } apeCtal ^legislative session was J reaming,'' of a cgmmittee by ^JBKkerO T Kucster to work with * te^infaltyrs of the 1949 house Z_72jj |l j$ r ,'jeon : yencs next January.. |BKU WaaAkme because there was mlfng that things might have T te smoother in the house in the i7 regula ^'iessum if some of the ar„ja^bjrs could have been m jool«d,ai|fp the operation of the I r *JWI^ tp^:-' the committee were I fe^S^W' Rep ' Geno Poslon of LlWi^pSpsix Republicans, Rep. •I %mwj|is of Mason City. Rep. lIe , aaell A Patrick of Hawarden H. J'Hep J' A. Walker of Williams. s i V, Representatives liter, Patrick. Nicholas, Neal 1' BroWn were first-year men in 6 1 1047 session. Representatives Farlanc and Poston were the pecttve floor leaders of the Re- >tienn .an9 Democratic represen- r HUN DINNER * "he RepdUican dinner for Speak-"-»* Joe Martin of the national house l C mpajBfttives will be at the ^ UA /Kofi ^Des Moines at noon r * '"injjjry-'i; lit has been announced 'R ^gubJ|icap state headquarters. Tlf« meeting previously was MejJ.JfOrJlvening but will be at c d,r mjtj^etmlc those coming from "'gre^l distances'' to make it _,#MJl^W]e same day if they HsUl hir .rT h»!. leeb winj" rted* IPITAL. Iowa Department jps of Foreign Wars is at Veterans Administer Schick hospital at i in treating veterans. Clinton, represent- Veterans Hospital Kdeclared that lack of Rented 3,500 veterans , from necessary hos- J recent months. |irative councii of the ent called on the na- flegislative council to rterans Administration (Schick. Jier phase in the bat- organization has been nee, the hospital was • army to get it re- Jbed hospital built by tan estimated cost of has been declared kas the army is conge Veterans Adminis- 1 has taken the stand Hospital must' be closer proximity to centers. PARTY VOTE. party vote ever was for Robert M. 0924. He got 272,243. lit. in 1812 got only is range all the way place from "he won't is in Iowa," to "he'll Idy and LaFollette." POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1948. Number 12. 2 Local Teams Will Compete in County Tourney Pirates' First Game Is Tuesday Evening; Junior High Monday The Postville Pirates drew Waterville as their first round Opponent in the Allamakee county basketball tournament to be played at Waukon January 26 to 31. This game will be played Tuesday at 8:40 p. m. The winner of that game meets the winner of the Waukon- Harpers Ferry game Thursday at 7:30 p. m. Other' first round pairings find New Albin' matched against St. Pat's of Waukon Tuesday at 7.30 p. m., and Lansing vs. Lansing I."C. &t 7:30 p. m. Wednesday. The winners of these latter games meet Thursday at 8:40 p. m. Finals for the senior boys will be played Saturday at 8:40 p. m. Postville junior high drew Waukon for their first opponent. This game is scheduled for Monday at 8:30 p. m. The winner of this tilt meets Waterville who drew a bye at 6:30 p. m. Wednesday. Other pairings finds St t Pat's paired with New Albin, and Lansing vs. Harpers Ferry Monday at 6:30 p. m. Finals for the junior high tournament will be played Friday at 6:30 p. m. A girls' tournament will also be played in which teams from Waterville, New Albin, Lansing, Harpers Ferry and Lansing I. C. will compete. Finals in the girls' tourney are set for Saturday preceding the senior boys' game, at 7:30 p. m. Waukon Here Friday. Friday, January 23, Postville will play one of the most important home contests of the year. Waukon comes here, for a league game which should bear heavy weight on the final league standings. The Waukon lads''gave the Pirates their stiffest test in a previous game when the Pirates emerged with a 20 to 16 triumph. It is generally conceded throughout the conference that Waukon is the most improved team, and is the recent 41 to 24 victor over a good Decorah team. Spanks Elkadcr. Postville's league-leading Pirates turned back Elkader in convincing fashion Tuesday, January 13, by the score of 40 to 23. It was the fourth consecutive basketball victory for Postville over the lads from Elkader. The first half was a leal contest, wilh*the lead changing hands several times, and with Elkader in front by as much as four points in several instances. For every Postville basket. Miller, an Elkader guard, would match it with a left- handed swisher from mid-court. However, the locals left the floor at intermission with a narrow lead of 24 to 22. At this point Elkader's Miller had accounted for fifteen points. None could have foreseen the result as the second half started; for Elkader was destined to collect but one point in the second half, that coming on a free throw in the last ten seconds. Meanwhile, Postville added sixteen points to their total to make the final result Postville 40, Elkader 23. Top scorers for Postville were Dean Gunderson with 11 and Jim (Continued on page 8) Sub-Zero Temperatures Prevail Here Past Week Starting last Wednesday northeastern Iowa has had a run of subzero weather that is anything but comfortable. Last Wednesday's reading here^was 12 below zero, Thursday 15 below, _Friday, 17 below, Saturday 15 below, Sunday 2 below, and Monday's reading was 7 below. ' • •' These are recordings on W. F. Baltz's thermometer which is claimed to be officially correct. Other readings have been several degrees lower, especially in the open country. Attend Funeral Friday/ Of qaudine Webster X and Mrs. Arch Webster were at Caledonia, Minn., Friday to .attend the funeral of Miss Claudine Webster, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Webster, former residents of this communjTgi She passed away Tues6>yT^Tanuary 13 at, La Crosse, Wis. Interment was in the Caledonia cemetery.' She was born in , Caledonia October 30, 1934, and is survived by her parents, a brother, Sherman, a sister, Evelyn, and: her grandmother, i Mrs, Eva Wieda.. Collectivism Destroys Says Decorah Man At Kiwanis Dinner "Destruction of free enterprise by the present trend ~t>f~ cooperatives would mean the downfall of all re- legious liberty as well as all our other freedoms," John L. Johnson, Decorah chamber of commerce secretary, told the Postville Kiwanis Club last Wednesday evening. Flaying the government nurtured, tax-free cooperatives that have sprung into being since the New Deal took over, Mr. Johnson pointed out that 'what America must fear more than enemies abroad, are the destructive elements within our borders. "Attacks from within are so subtle that they are not easily recognized," he stated in pointing out that in some places even the pulpit ha£ been recruited to spread the doctrine of collectivism. "We are giving an advantageous position (through government aid) to those who would destroy us. Cooperatives are driving small merchants and business enterprises into the ground because of the advantages given them by acts of Congress. Members of cooperatives are. unaware of the snare into which they 'have fallen. Our system of capitalism' and free enterprise can only be eliminated at the expense of sacrificing all our freedoms," the speaker concluded. Regional Meeting. Thursday evening the local Kiwanis Club will be hosts to the district general inspiration meeting held annually in one of the cities of the Illinois-Iowa district. The meeting will bring here members from the various club in the district, as well as some of the high officers. Among these will be James Carpenter of Dubuque, governor, and Al P. Hummel, Waukon, lieutenant-governor. The meeting wil^ be held in the Community Presbyterian church dining room and will be preceded by a>. 6:30,, o'clock dinner. j \./ Frank Roff man> 76) Pioneer of Franklin, Passes On Sunday l Frank RofTman, 76, well known resident and farmer of Franklin township for 73 years, passed away Sunday at Postville Hospital, where he had been a patient since last Tuesday. He^had been ailing for some timepiasEj Funeral services are being heldthis aftesnoon at the Schutte Funeral Home in this city, with the Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church, officiating, and interment will be in the Minert cemetery. Mr. Roffman was born in Germany as the son of John and Minnie Blank RofTman December 22, 1871, and as a small child came to the United States with his parents. The family lived for two years in Michigan and then movetl to Franklin township, Iowa, which had since been Mr. Rodman's home. He was united in marriage with Miss Lucy Segrist December 5, 1900, and to this union four children were bom. Mr. and Mrs. Roffman lived continuously on the same farm since their marriage. • He is survived by his widow, three children. Earl Roffman of Waukon, Otto of Postville, and Mabel. Mrs. Milton Helgerson, of Castalia; seven grandchildren; one brother, William Roffman, of Luana; three sisters, Mrs. Christ Eckert of Lusna, Mrs. John Eckert of Waukon, and Mrs. Henry VanGorder of Postville. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Harold, in 1923, - a brother, John, and two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Lawson and Mrs. Henry Pundee. LUTHERAN LADIES' AID DINNER, BAZAAR, FEB. 3 The annual Lutheran Ladies' Aid dinner and bazaar will be held at the church dining room on Tuesday, February 3, with the serving to start at 11 a. m. In connection with the bazaar, there will be 'chickens, home made sausage, home baked goods, candy and a flower shop, as well as many other items, The public is cordially invited. SHEEP DEMONSTRATIONS TO BE HELD THIS WEEK Various methods of drenching sheep will be demonstrated on two nearby farms the coming week. Thursday, Jan. 22, 10 a. m., on the Ralph Green farm in Post township, and next Tuesday, Jan! 27, at 1:30 p. m., at the Bertie; Waters farm, three miles south of Postville. PIRATES DEFEAT FAYETTE, The Postville Pirates won their game at, Fayette! last, night, 32 to 30. Top Cow $ 342.M/ At Turner Sale A ^Harold B. Turner's public auction Thursday brought out an eager group of buyers despite the cold, stormy weather. The top price paid for Holstein cows was $342.50, and the 16 head of milch cows averaged $25l!90j Two-year-old heifers sold fof~"$T77.50 during the brisk selling presided over by Eaton Waters. Corn sold for $2.57 Vi per bushel, feeding oats went at $1.40; Clinton oats brought '$2.10; baled hay sold at 75c; loose hay at $15 per ton and baled straw 50 cents. Chickens brought $1.25 each; a combine sold for $1,110 and a tractor with cultivator sold at $1,559. The total of the sale was approximately $14,209. Waters' Top Cow $395. At the Eaton and Cloy Waters Hereford sale Saturday afternoon the top cow sold for $295 and the top for bull calves was $200. Oats at this sale sold for $1.40; loose hay at $18; baled hay 80c; chickens $1.25 each, and corn brought $2.65 per bushel. A good crowd of buyers was present and the selling progressed rapidly. Reelect All Officers At Postville State Bank The annual meeting of stockholders of the Postville State Bank was held January 12, with all former directors being reelected. These were C. F. Meier, A. L. Meier, William Leui, ' R. M. Hecker, Louis Schutte, Dr. F. W. Kiesau, Harvey Schultz and W. A. Kneeland. At the first meeting of the board of directors Monday evening of this week the following were elected as officers and employees for the coming yeari C. F. Meier, president: A. L. Meier, vice president; W. A. Kneeland, cashier; Donald L. Estes and Helen G. Meyer, assistant cashiers; LaMont Gericke, teller. The reports read at the meeting reflected a very satisfactory year's operation. 1947 also marked the completion of 75 years of operation. Compared with figures issued at the end of 1946, the 1947 year-end report showed assets of $2,852,000, or an increase of $345,000 during the year. Elects New Officers. Community Church At the congregational meeting of the Postville Community Presbyterian church held last week Carlton Schroeder, Boyd B. Turner and Chester Green were chosen as trustees, while Mrs. M. C. Deering and Robert Burling were elected elders. Sunday School officers elected were Dale Turner, secretary; Ruth Turner, treasurer; Dixie Cook, pianist, and Robert Burling, superintendent. Ex-Navy Men to Get Medals Here A Navy recruiter, from Dubuque was here last week' at the meeting of Arthur F, Brandt Post, No. 518, American Legion,' and advised the membership that he would return here to their next meeting to pre-, sent Victory and Service Medals to navy men who are entitled to receive these, He will also bring with him several films that will be shown at the meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 10. ' Ex-Navy men are . urged to get their discharge papers and service records so these may be brought to this meeting to get their medals. Further information may be obtained, from local Legion officers. Taxes are Higher In Grand Meadow Harry Helgerson, assessor for Grand Meadow township, Clayton county, has come up with some interesting figures on the increased taxes people in that township will pay this year. That portion of Grand Meadow lying in Luana consolidated will be up $13.56 per $1000 valuation over, last year's $31.43. to make it $44.99 per $1000. Grand Meadow consolidated is up $8.71 per $1000, or from $24.77 in 1946, to $33.48 this year. Henderson Prairie district got the smallest increase, $2.73 per $1000 valuation, or from $24.76 in 1946, to $27.49 this year. Mr. Helgerson elaborates on these figures to show the money goes. The school levies changed as follows. Grand Meadow from $12.03 in 1946 to $15.96 this year; Henderson Prairie dropped from $12.02 last year to $9.96 this year, and Luana consolidated raised from $18.69 last year to $27.47 this year. For the county as a whole the county levy was hiked $4.77 per $1000 this year over last. Breaking down the Grand Meadow figure, Mr. Helgerson says $17.44 goes for county expense, $15.96 for school purposes in the township, and 7 cents goes for cemetery fund. Of the $17.44 county expense, only $9.00 goes for roads, and of this amount $7.00 is for maintenance. This leaves jsnly $2.00 for road construction put of the total $33.48 per thousand Grand Meadow taxpayers must pay. Mr. Helgerson also points out that many taxpayers believe .that part of their tax money goes to federal government expense. This is a mistaken idea: not a cent of direct property taxes goes for any other - purpose than state, county, school district and township expenses. Hattie Weihe Heads March of Dimes Drive Miss Hattie Weihe has been named to be the chairman of the March of Dimes campaign in Postville which is npw in progress and continues to /January 30. Announcement of the appointment of Miss Weihe was made Monday when P. J. Mahoney of Waukon, county campaign manager, was a Postville visitor. Contributions to the fund may be made to Miss Weihe now. It will be remembered that the generosity of Postville people last year placed Postville near the top in funds raised within this county and Miss Weihe hopes to again equal this record. Accompanying Mr. Mahoney here. Monday was P. F. Devitt, who after a 30-year residence in Buffalo, So. Dak., has returned to Waukon to make his home. Schuttes Enlarge Store Building J — 1 Workmen Monday fqrenoon began remodeling the Louis Schutte & Sons' furniture store and the building adjoining it to the east, formerly housing the Irene Shop. An opening is being cut through the solid brick wall between the buildings and a doorway will be built to permit access to either bjjildSi^ The new store building being added to the. furniture store will be made into a showroom .for electrical appliances - and other merchandise, and when completed will make it one of the largest display floors in northeastern Iowa, Mr. Schutte stated Monday. New Books at Library Include the Works Of Dr. John R. Mott The Postville public library during recent weeks has received many new books that are now on its shelves. Among these are six volumes of the "Addresses and Papers of John R. Mott," a gift from the author who is a former Postville resident. The public is invited to borrow these books at any time, library officers state. Dr. Mott also presented the six volume set of his works to the Postville school library, jt was announced this week. Other new books obtained at the local library include a set of 19 volumes of the World Book Encyclopedia for public use, and the following: "Speaking Frankly," Jas. Byrnes. "Where I Stand," Harold Stassen. "Yankee Pasha," Edison Marshall. "Came a Cavalier," Frances P. Keyes. "Colorado," Louis Bromfield. "Nothing So Strange," Jas. Hilton. "Prince of Foxes," Samuel Shellabarger. "The Unconquered," Neil Swanson. "New Orleans Holiday," Eleanor Early. "Somewhere The Tempest Fell," Josephine Herbst. "Drums of Desting," Peter Bowine. "Knock On Any Door," Willard Motley. "East Side, West Side," Marcia Davenport. "So Dear To My Heart," Sterling North. The Marie Grove memorial shelf, contributed by friends and schoolmates, to date has 28 books and there is still enough money on hand in this fund to purchase 20 more books. EAST CLERMONT CHOIR TO PRESENT CANTATA The choir of the East Clermont Lutheran church will present the cantata, "Ruth," by Gaul, Sunday evening, January 25, at 8 o'clock, in the West Clermont church in Clermont. More Farm Auctions Booked for February In This Community Fred J. Miller and his tenant, J. E. Evans, are announcing a disposal sale at the farm four miles south of Postville on Thursday, February 5, starting at 10 a. m., and Arthur and Harry Schultz have named Satur- [-qjjy, February 7, as the day for holding a sale at the Arthur Schultz farm, a mile north of Postville, starting at 12:30 p. m. The Miller & Evans sale bids fair to be the largest public auction held in this community in many years. Offered are 80 head of choice Holstein cattle, 30 of which are registered animals. Of the lot, 45 are cows and heifers of milking age, 20 are heifers from 10 to 20 months old, 12 are calves, and there are two young bulls, as well as the herd sire. The cows have milk records averaging 447.7 lbs. butterfat. while some are over the 500-lb. mark.. Also to be sold are a team of matched sorrel mares, 33 feeder pigs, 350 Austra White pullets, hay. corn and silage, as well as a full line of power and horse-drawn machinery. The Schultzes will sell mostly machinery. Arthur Schultz is quitting farming and is selling all of his property, including tractors, threshing machine, horse and power-drawn equipment, all of which is in good condition. Harry Schultz who recently bought the Paul Waters farm, is disposing of the machinery he had on his other farm. He also offers the 18x36 pre-fabricated tenant house on the place, along with the block basement. He too has a good line of machinery. Both sales will be advertised in the Herald before sale day. Eaton Waters is the auctioneer, and a lunch wagon will be at each sale. Groth Sale Friday. The Mrs. Ernest Groth estate sale is scheduled for Friday of this week starting at 12:30 p. m., at the farm six miles northwest of Postville. Eaton Waters is the auctioneer, Postville State Bank will clerk it, and the Postville Herald is handling the advertising. , The Groths offer 46 head of Guernsey and Holstein cattle, among which are 25 milch cows, 12 close springing heifers, eight heifer calves and a' Holstein bull. To be sold also are 40 hogs; 340 pullets arid hens; hay, silage, corn and oats, as well as a full line of farm machinery, including tractor and power equipment . Ludlow Taxes Little Changed From Last Year The Herald This Week Publishes Complete List of Taxpayers Ludlow township's list of taxpayers is published this week in the Herald. The amounts asked this year are approximately the same as 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. 1st Half Tax Adam, Alfred $ 15.37 Adam, Elmer 7.94 Adam, Fred W 1.25 Adam, Martin 24.55 Adam, Reuben 2.34 Adam, Walter 7.7ff Adam, Willard & Mildred 66.71 Adam, William 68.84 Allison, John 0 56.31 Ambrose, Leora 100.45 Ava Inv. Co. (Frank Miller).. 24.70 Bahr, Albert & Margaret 128.55 Bahr, Albert & Margaret 92.42 Bahr, Charles 14.31 Bahr, Donald 9.06 Baumgartner, Robert 11.43 Baumgartner. John 14.38 Bechtel, Arthur 60.27 Becker, Edward A 89.33 Becker, Fred S 112.88- Becker, Fred S 20.00 Becker, Henry 66.39 Beisker, Dea'n 6.48 Beisker, George 3.20 Blum. Julia 09 Brandt, Alvin 70.32 Brandt, Arthur 5.15 Brandt. Edward 9.27 Brandt, Lenora 57.94 Brandt. Ralph '6.84 Bray. Clarence 25.75 Chapin. Roy 7.30 Depping, Christina 3.31 Depping, Henry 92.97 Depping, Henry 50.94 Dewitt. Carl C 37.56 Dewitt. D 3 57.60 Dewitt, Mrs Mabel 70.77 Dundee. Ranee 7.54 Duvel, Albert T 117.00 Duvel, Charles 96.20 Duvel. Clarence A 46.16 Duvel. Clarence A & Caroline 40.63 Duvel. Emma 1.25 Duvel. Fred W 59.01 Duvel. Merlin 9.33 Duvel. Mrs Pauline 1.01 Duvel. Wesley 45.42 Enyart. Hartley 4.58 Ferguson, Wm G 46.22 Fiet. Albert 43.85 Fiet. Arthur (See Meier) 19.52 Fiet, Mrs. August 50.54 Fiet, Benjamin D 32.67 Fiet. Delbert C 35.84 Fiet. Edward H 37.66 Fiet, John 3.80 Fiet, John F 89.37 Fiet. Paul D 80.59 Fiet. Robert R 5.83 Fiet. Walter 74.69 Flage. Albert 25.86 Flage, Ben 106.68 Flage. Ben & Mat tie 52.91 Flage. David B 37.31 Flnge, Donald & Stella 115.10 Flage. Elmer P 48.15 Flage. Grant 71.25 Flage, Harvey 38.79 Flage. Irvin & Leo 9.86 Flage, John 29.56 Flage. John F 44.53 Geiser, Teepe, Mrs. Bessie.... 31.08 Goeke. Conrad 22.86 Goeke, Otto E 43.14 Grimm. Bert 35.15 Grotegut. Albert 7.40 Grovedahl. Harry 5.00 Guese, Arthur 16.34 Guese, Mrs Fred 134.13 Hagen. Walter G 9.02 Hager, Albert 112.17 Hager, Arthur 4.29 Hager, Caroline 44.57 Hager, Elmer 41.92 Hager. Fred W 3.90 Hager, Henry 141.93 Hager, Nathan 7.96 Hager, Paul 125.78 Halvorson. Louis & Emma 10.60 Hanke, Paul 2.05 Hansmeier, John E 12.57 Hansmeier, Mrs Louise 40.63. Hansmeier, Paul 80.92 Hansmeier, Reuben 75.03 Harris, Fred H 99.27. Held. August 52.59 Held, Clifford 10.33 (Continued on page 2)

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