Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 4, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 4, 1948
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eason For Seekers .itary of State Rol- ias decided to bow Jhen his term ends |||e fight for the Re- for his post is chance thaf his •srrBWRSHr--jv a World/War „ . ^^ar ^/WHSi Ames, will a 101 "u&W^-lHs .ta 30 years old,' and heVdiCWSfev ^o make the * race two len ' to-seefc • n. Bu idow 'of __, cretarj^JS "'1 whaTfe'p- guMvnat inounoed c Aside I e eoiwm >NGoW. Idable Si 'thc youngestfrrien ijjptate office in [Iowa [ler of Des Moines, Miller, who was ptte from 19^9 to unsuccessfully for nomination, Is an --/date for the dost, tfjjb fight for this of- les arc pretty Jvell it the Republicans I-to. Blue's most ion, thus far, will licans t for- . -it j me fran|4ej>; William S. Beard ly df new viiKiiii«. . ^*»^ < e is 1 unceJnentrOmit Charles R. Fia an( ! . former attit*. insurance commas _','Mteiy WUi'lM* campaign manager H m! 'r Beirdlley has added some jn- lilo [rest to" W ctopsign. j inn Fisciw Has been a strong siip- ner oYBftBL'Oeorgc A. Wilson \n •t election* and at one time mailed 'hit gubernatorial campaign, irei • Was''Mt"V 'candidate for reap\ lntmenh»ia)^ insurance commis- 1 * Ret. mar, wbM^bJ|.. term expired last ar and iWMfacceeded by Sterling. 1lt . exander. . s ! " riacher ia a veteran in Iowa Re- Mican pojjtlefc and his decision help Beardatey means the pri- nd Ofiry ftlht lhaV develop into a j ? d one. » jti~v ! in far aa other state office races > concerned among Republicans:, y will preaeht a solid front, ery candidate will seek reelec- yirginia. The In- •is^h- POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Yeai POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1948. Number 14. Pirates CftfWned County Champs; Jr. High Loses Local Lads Win 53-30 From Lansing for Cup; Jrs. Lose to Waterville Tournament Briefs. After winning from Waukon handily, 19 to 8, in the first round, the Postville Junior High team dropped a close one to Waterville, 18 to 15. Waterville then went on to win the crown by defeating Lansing, 21 to 14, in the finals. The Waterville girls won the county championship in an overtime game from Harpers Ferry Saturday night, 48 to 47. The Postville Pirates in their opening game defeated Waterville, 49 to 17; taking the second round game from Waukon, 35 to 24, and then went on to win the final game from Lansing, 53 to 30. t^Postvllle's (plundering Pirates emerged the victors in the boys' county tounament at Waukon by swamping Lansing 53Ao 30 in the final,,game Saturday night.) The Pirates set {heir"' sights" to "achieve their best shooting average of the season, 49%. This remarkable percentage on their field goals was attained by virtue of a weak Lansing defense* that allowed the Postville players to take nearly all of their shots close to the basket. This was the second consecutive county title for the Postville'team, and they had little trouble repeating, aside from a few anxious moments in the semifinal game with Waukon. -All twelve boys on the tournament squad saw action in all three of the games for Postville. In-fact' eleven,iof.-the ^twelve .scored points dtttingrthe.tournament'.- ••• Three different boys took their turns at being high scorer for a game—Jim Malone with 11 points in the Waterville game, Bernie Martins with f) in the Waukon game, -arid Dean Gunderson with 13 in the Lansing gameM Mart ins showed himself to be "Tne most capable rebounder in the tournament. The work of Bob Douglass and Dean Gunderson on the boards also compared very favorably with that of other, boys in the tournoy. Probably the most outstanding event , for the Postville team was the urogress they made in the development of their fast break during the tournament. The locals' fast break, which had been mediocre all year, blossomed into its first real threat of the season in the third quarter of the Waterville game, when they used it to outscorc Waterville 16 to 7 during that quarter. The team had it working again in the first quarter against Waukon and ran up a first quarter score of 12 to 4. Fast-breaking in the first quarter against Lansing the boys hit a top of 17 to 5 for the quarter. Bernie Martins, playing in his eighteenth county totnjpey game for Postville, counting his junior high competition, accepted a beautiful trophy for the Postville team. Final Game G FT P Heins 4 2 0 Gunderson 5 3 4 Martins 5 2 1 Douglass 2 14 Malone 3 2 3 Hills 1 0 4 Schultz 0 0 0 Rima 0 0 1 Peake 0 0 1 Waters 0 0 2 Christofferson 0 0 1 Meyer Ill 21 11 22 Lansing .1 ...10 10 18 Meet Undefeated Maynard. In the most crucial conference game of the season, the Postville team will meet the Maynard Blue Devils at Maynard Friday, February 6. At the present time the two teams are undefeated in conference play, and the winner of this game should stand a good chance of being the conference champion. Waterville 18; Postville IS. -The Waterville Junior High handed Postville Junior High its first defeat of the season in the second round of the county tourney last Wednesday night by the score of 18 to 15. Waterville jumped off to an early lead and at the end of the first half they were leading by the score of 10 to 4. This was the first time this year the local boys encountered a zone defense and they could not get their attack organized. At the start of the third quarter the local boys got their offense organized and they managed to outscore their opponents the second half of the ball game; however, they could not overcome the 6 point deficit from the first half. v Jack Meyer was high man for the evening with 8 points to his credit.' n or. a» ! ln thtfvcase of Atty. Geh b Larson, who was appointed icy pqst, wiU^aeek n'right' .A to election in his ANS' DRCBfON. "he other blfi news of the last i—tic waa Lt i ! s Gov. Kenneth A. C^YnY decision' io seek a third term. —-he question; was whether he (ltd. do this*/' ot whether he llUT try' for*the gubernatorial , M7r waa nefequestion but what WoUld hlVCi -done so had Gover- Bfrta/ destded to run for the atorlal WQihation. And if -that happened/the chances arc that retary Bwgeson would have d tp'r, thiVtleutonant govcrnor- [Owever k 'iU^the Republicans con- K in C0AWd >of the state and if "work system continues iHto^^AMjUtciiant governor is -ia«»r(»jr *<Hii' for the guberna- aV ? > jl$alHMniD n ' u would seem ; "tha^raBj -are drawn for the t SIX jwfifat least—providing *r ^tp3s reelected. ;J }dUU &neaii that Lt. Gov. %SK|Hlply would be the idiS33§i «vei-nor in 1950 and, •lee^ejd^aftWi'ndKlatc to succeed IjeUTn^aW Jhla, Of eau'rsf| is some far range [{gpii ^lff hi'it" i ml itical events in ]Hfpflfrjfcl}fcj «iHy have a way of fcmg^'aW tho only thing that W fit changVlhis picture is if Rep. Irdsle? WOUkftriumph over Gov. If for the nomination this June. 1. JB'S DECISION. le decialon i|;:Governor Blue to for a third term is causing as to the reason for a third QQJh speculation i ^ , 5j a "*!4 *°l'tical observers IK aVe1i ^Ut rnor would ,iked «ve oppoaed Senator Wilson for J^ffiH However > lh *y h;rfwi^2S«BSll? ferre d >'n the in- rfin of narr "ony and to *' o{ *.V^ai 'J!8iairg° from some fac- cent^^nmmamd a "stop Beard , 125.WM*! g rules rt »£%3S§ hat wf'&S&jM and IWffiBgp l. $T feel that Beardsley in too strong for jary race but that it Governor Blue, iled on the gover- j »|third term, mf saying that if the to the senate he ^against the same sthat he faced this the year Senator ^.sr's term expires jhave split the Re- ranks by running ^Vilson, the same as against Senator Iratic side of the |hing that appears ' ler Senator Guy given the nomi- mate without op- le other races are i'a recent meeting Democrats went le wish that Polk Carroll O. Swit- the nomination to Jcet for governor, ide it plain that ittempting to dis- - making the race, It pretty obvious other districts Page Two) Give Accident, Facts Under New Law In Nearby Counties The new safety responsibility law which went into effect October 1, reveals a lot of statistical facts about all reportable accidents. For the purpose of month by month community comparison, Sergeant Lou Krieger of the State Highway Patrol has broken down three of the major recordings in each of the counties in his patrol district to show the number of accidents, the owners and/or drivers involved and the amount of dollars damages in curred. " j Under this new' law 4,547 accidents were reported to the Iowa Department of Public Safety for the month of November, The number of drivers and/or owners involved totaled 10,933; while the total dollar damage for the month reached $3,473,801. In Allamakee county during October there were 15 accidents involving 30 drivers-owners and total damage reported was $1,251. In November 25 accidents involved 63 drivers-owners and the total damage amounted to $26,275. In Clayton county during October 20 accidents involved 36 driver- owners and damage was reported as being $9,245; in November 24 accidents involved 55 drivers-owners and damage was $9,330. In Fayette county in October' 38 accidents involved 84 drivers-owners and the damage was $22,120; in November 48 accidents involved 115 driver-owners and damage was $55,890. In Winneshiek county during Oc -J tober 18 accidents involved 41 drivers-owners for total damage of $6,220; in November there were 28 accidents involving 64 drivers-owners for total damage of $13,975. William Eberling Passes On Sunday; Funeral Thursday I^Wjjiiam Eberling, a resident» of this community for many years, passed away at his home in this city last Sunday following.a brief illness. He was 80 yearsjoldj Funeral services will B'eTield Thursday, afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home -and at 2:00 o'clock in St. Paul's Lutheran church. The Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig will officiate and interment will be in Postville cemetery. Mr. Eberling was born March 29, 1867, in Hannover, Germany, as the son of Frederick L. and Louisa Meier Eberling. At ""The"" age of three years he 'came with his parents to the United Slates and the family first settled at Guttenberg, later moving to Grand Meadow^' township where the deceased lived until he retired from farming in September, 1928, when the family moved to their present home in" Postville. On March 16, 1899, Mr. Eberling was married to Emma Harnack and to this union six children werej born, Elmer of Castalia, Walter of Postville, Lucy, Mrs. Ed Kamp of Castalia. Eli of Postville, Lora, Mrs. Elery Nuehring, of Madison, Wis., and Alice, at home. In addition to his widow and children he is survived by 13 grandchildren, three\ great-grandchildren, one brother, John Eberling of Cresco, two sisters, Mrs. Christ Harnack of Postville and Mrs. Mathilda Baethke of Cresco, as well as numerous other relatives arid friends. His parents, three brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Mr. Eberling was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church of this city, having been confirmed there March 18, 1883. Whip Clermont, 33-31, In Non-Conference Tilt The Postville Pirates stretched their winning streak to 13 games last night when they defeated a tough Clermont team, 33 to 31. It was Clermonfs second,defeat of the season, Having dropped a. game previously to Monona, which loss they later offset by whipping Monona on the latter's own floor.' The game was Postville's all the way after the first minute of play, Clermont having scored the first basket. Postville's second team was also winner of their tenth straight game, defeating Clermont's Seconds 29. to 25. It was all thrills in the Junior High game between.- Clermont and Postville, played as a preliminary tilt to the other games. Clermont won in an overtime period 24 to 23. At the end of the regular playing time are score was 21-all. Plan Improvement V \ At Waterworks \jrhe .,Postville Town Council made arrangements with the engineering firm of Marr, - Green & Opper of Chicago, to prepare plans and specifications of improvements at the local waterworks^' This action was taken at'aspSclal meeting held last week and follows a careful 6tudy of the conditions at the plant which have created a problem here for some time past. Increased water consumption has taxed the waterworks to its fullest capacity and preliminary surveys indicate that by renewing and reconstructing the filtering and sedimentation equipment, capacity can be increased to meet the greater demands for water here. Last summer it was found necessary to operate the pump at full capacity for 18 hours each day to maintain a supply of water sufficient to meet the needs of the town. The planned improvement is expected to double ,the filtering capacity of the plant. The engineering firm has been authorized to prepare the plans and submit them as well as the estimate of cost to the Town Council for approval. / School Agrarians Offer Seed Tests The Postville Chapter of the Future Farmers of America has purchased a seed tester for us at the school house and will provide seed testing service to any or all farmers who will bring in their samples. The samples to be tested should be taken from at least 8 or 10 representative places of their entire seed oats supply. After mixing these thoroughly, a pint jar should • be filled and brought for the testing as this is all that is needed. The cost of 25 cents for this service is very small when considering the cost of the seed. Navy Man Is Coming Tuesday to Give Medals Farmers Are Moving As Spring Approaches .. . yDrlando Loftsgard who has been operating the Mrs. Addie Jones farm northeast of Postville onkMon- day moved to the place west of Gunder he purchased last year from his grandfather's estate, the Nels Loftsgdvd farm. Rex Medberry and family have moved to the Jones farm and will operate it the coming yearj 1 1 ,rMi\TricT 'Mrs. Wilbur Schultz and family moved Monday from the farm they operated near Clermont to his father's farm between Monona and Farmersburg. The Rudy Martens family had been living on the Schultz place, but moved to a place n short^stajice.,.southi ^.TfieKeitn" Wilkins family moved I 'Monday from the Eaton Waters farm in township to a farm near St. Olaf." \ Announce Rifle Shoot Next Sunday at Hall The Postville Gun and Rifle Club which has been holding outdoor shoots during the fall and winter, announces an indoor shoot with rifles only at Memorial Hall Sunday, Feb. 8, starting at 11 a. m. Prizes will be awarded the winners who may shoot in squads of their own choosing, the committee announced yesterday. Sandwiches and coffee will be served at the shoot. ~ Adult Night Class To End Feb. Nth Plans are being made for the final sessions of the farmers' and womerfs adult night school classes to be held at the school house Wednesday evening, February 11, at eight o'clock; • / Both groups are to meet simul/ taneously and together, with mem] bers bringing their wifes or husbands, regardless of whether they have been attending the classer regularly. The ladies are to brin food for a potluck supper to b served at eight o'clock. County Extension' Director Fre C. O'Riley of Waukon will be the guest speaker at this meeting, and will have an important message, so everyone should make a special effort to attend. Men in and around Postville who served in the U. S. Navy during the war will be able to get their Victory and Service" Medals at Memorial Hall next Tuesday evening. A Navy recruiter from Dubuque will be here to make the presentations, Arthur F. Brandt Post, No. 518, American Legion, has been advised. Ex-Navy men are asked to bring their discharge papers and service records to the hall Tuesday evening to prove their eligibility for the medals. If further information is desired, they should contact officers of the Legion Post. Former Local Resident Passes On in Colorado The remains of Samuel Murray", 82, arrived here Sunday afternoon from Colorado Springs, Colo., where he had passed away Friday. Funeral services were held in Colorado and committment services will be held at Frankville. Mr. Murray before going west was a resident of the Frankville community. He was a brother of the late Mrs. John Laughlin, and funeral arrangements are being held up here awaiting the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Laughlin from Finley, No. Dak. \ / Harold J. Sebastian Enters Business for Self •JHarold J. Sebastian was a business visitor in Chicago over the weekend. Mr. Sebastian, who was formerly associated with a Waterloo refrigeration service, has now gone in business for himself here under the firm name, of Postville Refrigeration Service.] He has rented office spaceTn the proposed new building Louis Schutte will erect this summer, but in the meantime his office will be at his home on east Williams street. Rural Fire Truck Makes Record Run i^Stie Postville rural fire department answered a call Thursday forenoon to the Leonard Oldag farm home where an oil heating ynjt^was j:ndan£eri0g_Jhe housej Using chemicals, the -department soon brought the fire under control, and the only damage resulting was from the smoke. The farm where Mr. Oldag lives is located northwest of town and is owned by his mother, Mrs. Fred J. Heins, who is a member of the Rural Farm Fire Truck Association and was fully protected under its servrce^ovrsIonS^iThe department made some sort of a record on this run, reaching the scene of the fire within a few minutes after re ceiving the alarm. Cub Pack Parents Meet Here Monday To Study Program The second meeting for parents interested in organizing a Cub Pack in Postville will be held in the high school study hall at 8:00 on Monday evening, February 16. There will be three such meetings to prepare parents for the program. Elmer Sander, Everett Cook and K. T. Cook will be in charge of the program on February 16. Twenty parents were present at the first meeting held Monday, February 2, when Mr. Lester Kent, scout executive, addressed the group. Parents present at the first meeting were Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Haltmeyer, Elliot Schroeder, Mrs. Kenneth Ellis, Mrs. Ed Frese, Mr. and Mrs? Ed Nelson, Mrs. Frank Severn, Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Elrie C. Ruckdaschel, Mrs. Kermit James, Willard Schutte, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Cook, Harold H. Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs Arthur Palas and Mrs. Harry Davis. An attendance committee of Mrs. Kermit James, Mrs. Everett Cook and Mrs. K. T. Cook was appointed to promote attendance at the second meeting. Boys 9, 10 or 11 years old are eligible for the Cub Pack program. Movement is also underway to organize Cub Packs in Lansing and Waukon. TO GIVE DRIVERS' TEST AT MEMORIAL HALL FEB. 10 A representative of the Iowa Safety Patrol will be in Postville next Tuesday, February 10, all day, at Memorial Hall to give examinations to those who seek drivers' and chauffeurs' licenses. For further information consult with Town Marshal Donald Martindale. 3 One-Act-Plays To Be Presented Tuesday, Feb. 10th Three one-act plays will be presented in the high school auditorium at eight p. m., Tuesday, February 10. From these three plays, one will be selected by judges to enter competition with other schools in the district contest of the current series sponsored by the Iowa High School Speech Association. "The Bishop's Candlesticks," by Norman McKinnel, is a dramatization of an incident in the famous "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo, Howard Hills is the benevolent bishop who softens the convict, Jim Koevenig, who attempts to steal his silver candlesticks; Bea Turner plays the part of the bishop's sister, and Dixie Cook is the maid. Bob Douglass, John Hoth and Jim Malone are police. In "Red Carnations," by Glenn Hughes, a boy, Arvid Anderson, a girl, Jeannine Harris, and a man. Jack Schultz, find themselves involved in an amusing situation near a park bench. The third play, "Sparkin'," by E. P. Cankle, .has to do with a timid young man who goes courting his almost as shy girl and finds himself unable to come to the point until Granny teaches him how to be a man. Eddy Green plays the bashful hopeful; Arlene Schultz is his girl; her mother is Carol Schultz, and the dynamic Granny is Betty McNally. Joan Christofferson, Carol Eberling and June Schroeder are student directors for the three plays. Peggy Spencer is stage manager. Stage hands are Roger Christofferson, Ronald Gunderson, Lyle Schultz, Fred Reincke and Cloy Meyer. Marilyn Backhaus. Arlene Engelhardt and Clarine Olson are members of the property crew. Local Barber Injured In Automobile Crackup Paul Lester, Postville's new barber, had a narrow escape from serious injury Sunday evening when the car in which he and his wife were riding with their brother-in- law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Kozelka, was bumped into from the rear at Marquette. A semi-trailer truck rammed into their car while they were stopping at a railroad crossing and the jolt injured all occupants more or less. TEACHES AT WAUKON. ^ lene Amundson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Amundson, finished her four-year course in social science at Luther College, Decorah, last week. She has been elected to teach first grade in the Waukon public schools andbegan ' upon her new duties Monda^ Figures Reveal Taxes Higher in Grand Meadow Biggest Boost Noted In This Township's Three School Districts The Herald this week is carryinff the list of taxpayers of Grand Meadown township, Clayton county. Taxpayers are listed by the three school districts, Grand Meadow consolidated, Luana consolidated and Henderson Prairie district. You should look to all three districts if you own property in one or all to ascertain the amount of taxes due. In Grand Meadow consolidated taxes are up $13.56 per $1,000 of valuation over last year's amount; in Luana consolidated they are up $8.71 per $1,000, and in Henderson Prairie district they have been increased only $2.73 per $1,000 of valuation. 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. CONSOLIDATED. 1st Half Tax Amundson. Martin $108.55 Althouse, Henry 127.19 Aanes, Lyle C 55.31 Aanes, Lloyd 96.67 Amundson, Aimer M 14.39 Brandt, Mrs Fred 145.55 Barton, Dan Jr 295.07 Blaha, Mrs Frank V 149.80 Bigler. Louis Est 70.80 Block, Lloyd H & Wilhelmina 136.54 Block, Henry W 293.27 Baltz, Wm F 86 Baltz, Arthur & Marie 98.64 Brewer, Harold 266.69 Backhaus, Albert 173.43 Bigler. Henry .'. 412.92 Backhaus, Arno & Hazel 197.52 Blumhagen, Carl H 33.02 Bruckner, Bert 36.04 Bigler, Richard 18.29 Brandt, Ewald E 16.70 Block, Emil H 24.18 Bigler. Lloyd 15.24 Baltz, Wm. F 8.61 Borness. Einar 15.53 Bigler. Mrs Anna 19.49 Brink. LeRoy 12.09 Block, Lawrence F 14.45 Berg, Orvilla 17.6-1 Cahalan, Mrs Pearl et al 149.08 Casten, Victor & Florence Casten, Lorenz H 134.56 Casten. John Sr 208.60 Carlson, Keith & Irene 176.26 Central Threshing Co. (H A Brewer) 1.01 Duwe, Joseph 194.49 Dickman, Ervin F 181.95 Dettman. Elmer & Gretchen.. 140.21 Doerring. Ed 07 Dahms. Henry Est 39.84 Duwe, Roy 26.06 Erickson, Mrs S G 167.08 Erickson, Ben 155.90 Eberling, Eli L 153.38 Erbe, Hertha 24.82 Everman, Wjn 160.47 Evans, John E 24.72 Everman, Clarence 13.41 Everman, Harold 13.40 Enyart, Hollis 14.57 Erickson, Louis 14.02 Erickson, Alvin 14.02 Erickson, Selmer L 17.40 Fay, Charles 60.60 Fay, George W Est 135.76 Faber, Ernest 90.94 Farmer. Lee 16.43 Fox, Lowell 25.52 Erbe, Hertha Gass & Gass, Edwin M 6.27 Gass, Henry 220.01 Gass, Harry 176.16 Gunderson, Merrill 159.58 Gass, Edwin M 12.50 Gass, Louisa 6.11 Groth, Harold L 174.22 Helgerson, Harry 282.83 Halverson, Carl & Jas,. Sarah Berg, Esther Kimbell 130.45 Halverson Bros 4.41 Halverson, Carl 10.20 Helgerson, Mrs Harry.: 7.50 Halverson, Gerhard 184.95 Helgerson, Arthur & Anna & Esther 216.44 Heins. Louis 7.04 Holt, Ernest 118.37 Handy & Ainsworth 70.25 Halverson, Gerhard S 104 10 Heusman, Henry 27.58 Harnack, Christ 10.55 Handy, E J 69.74 • Heusman, Henry & Malinda.. 24.15 (Continued on page 2>

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