Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 18, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 18, 1948
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and Tax Law 'nconititional, ourh Decides lthough Iowa has been visited two distinguished visitors dur- the last week—Secretary of te George Marshall and Speaker eph VV. Martin, jr., the biggest ce of news was neither.of them, o a great number of Iowans the gest piece of news in months s the state supreme court's de- ion that the agricultural land credit act is unconstitutional, his was the net, which was a t of the general overall school rganization program, which uid have found agricultural ds lying within school districts mpted from school taxes above mills if the land amounted to 10 :s or more. > state legislature had set c $2,000,000 for each year of 1947-4D biennium to pay these dits and there was an accumu- d $500,000 which was appropri- by the 1945 legislature still In fund. This was being held un- Ihe supreme court ruled on the Pirates Clinch Conference Title For Second Year Whip West Union 51-25 And Meet Elkadcr in Final Game Friday / Postville's Pirates" clinched the xrpger '*"lowa Conference title here Friday by trouncing the West Union Bombers, 51 to 25. It was the fourteenth straight win for the Pirates and it kept the..conference ! couri- ruicu un UK= i gJate dean with njne w j nS- J, Post . stion of contituttonality brought Mrs. Lau^i Dickinson of Dubu< county. e court split 5 to 3 on the nil- with Justice T. G. Garfielc ting the dissenting opinion anc tice John Mulroney writing th< ority opinion. e opinion was a real blow to Iowa Farm Bureau Federatioi i the Iowa State Education As- iation which fought to get th • • on the books. owever, President Howard Hil! the farm bureau said the organi-*| 'on will continue to fight to find right way to put the law on books. VINGS. he state board of control was ertain whether to purchase 000 pounds of sugar needed in 14 state institutions over a iod of time. The bqard thought t by waiting the price of the ar might drop. 'hen the board hesitated the ar was $9.20 per 100 pounds, en the board Anally decided to the price was around $8.60 ich let the board save $2,000 by delay. 1 other savings it bought a card of (lour at $5.50 which repre- ts a $1.25 decrease from the nary price. Bran for feeding stock was purchased at $63.90 a H was $90 a ton at the peak. rosiTS UP. rices may be going down but osiis of Iowans in the state's 96 ional and 558 state chartered ks were up $173,903,000 at the of 1947 over Dec. 31, 1946, acing to the comptroller of the rency in Washington and State k Superintendent N. P. Black, otal deposits were $2,389,626,000 compared with $2,215,723,000 on 31, 1946. IATION. nder the C- A. A. national air- i act Iowa will be allotted 83 ' airports and improvements for existing airports. OTIIEK CANDIDATE. beginning to appear that dictions for a wide open race for secretary of state nomination on Republican ticket are correct, he fourth announced candidate 'e his appearance last week on day that Speaker Martin was in Moines. He is Rep. Charles R. 'ckerbockor of Fairfax, in Linn My. ep. Knickerbocker apparently given up hope of landing an ap- tment to the board of control ncy created by the death of ». Carlsen of Elkader. ther announced candidates are • Voelz of Minden, Mrs. Earl G. er of Dcs Moines and Richard lason of Ames, the deputy sec- ry. ill other candidates are expect- n a race that may wind up with state convention selecting the inee in event no candidate re- es the required 35 percent of vote. TINS. ere are three Martins in con- One of them is Iowa's Rep. as E.- Martin of Iowa City. *er is Speaker Martin and the is Senator Edward Martin of sylvania. metimes their mail is mixed, ttly an advertising circular ed in the capitol addressed to: on- Tom Martin, Republican ker, U. S. Senate." , e capital mailman delivered circular to Iowa's Martin. ES. litics is warming up plenty in Speaker Martin's appear- touched off things for Iowa blicans. cre'll be another Republican e «ng—limited only to wo- -when the annuar spring « meeting of the Iowa Council epublican Women will be held « Kirkwood hotel in- Des es on March 11. • : _ e luncheon-will be highlighted Panel discussion of Iowa's (Continued on Page Two) POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year: POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1948. Number 16. vilie must now win over" Elkader here Friday, February 20, to complete the conference schedule without a loss. The West Union game started out slow, and the game was ragged throughout the first half. The half ended with Postville leading 20 to 12. The Pirates took the floor in the second half with a smoother, faster game and ran up 18 points to the Bombers' 2 in the third quarter. At this point five now players took the floor for Postville, and they, ItoQj increased the lead. I /^Jim Malone and Don Heins carried the major scoring load, with Jim connecting for 15 and Don for 13. Bob Douglass had a good night, connecting on four of seven shots and dividing__the rebounding with Bernie Martins. ^ Tito PosTv 1116" team is hoping for a victory over Elkader Friday, for it would mean the fifth straight victory over Elkader basketball teams and the first undefeated conference season for a Postville team in several years. Postville FG FT P Heins 6 1 0 Gunderson 2 2 4 Martins 2 0 1 Douglass 4 0 -3 Malone 6 3 3 Hills 1 0 1 Sennit?. 0 0 1 Rima 0 0 1 Peake 0 0 0 Waters 0 1 0 Christofferson 0 0 1 Meyer 1 0 1 22 7 16 West Union 8 9 13 League Standings: Call Final Meeting For Cub Scouting For Next Tuesday Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock is the date set for the final meeting of the parents interested in Cub Scouting. This meeting will be held in the high school assembly. All parents interested in the program should attend this meeting since if there is to be a Cub Pack, actual organization should be completed at this meeting. If parents of sufficient boys do not attend this meeting, the whole idea will be dropped. The responsibilities of den, chiefs and pack committees will be discussed. Plans are being made to have, if possible, an active den mother from Monona speak at this meeting. Appointment of pack officials should be made at this meeting and parents should be ready to register their boys in the movement. Dr. R. M. Cocking, Cubmaster at Monona, spoke at the second meeting held Monday night. About 20 parents attended this meeting. Among those present* were Emil Schultz, Kermit James, Elmer Sanders, Orvil Meyer, Edward Frese, Arthur Palas, Everett Cook, Willard Schutte, Mr. and Mrs.' K. T. Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nelson, Mrs. Ervin Haltmeyer and Mrs. Elrie Ruckdaschel. Night School Pupils Awarded Diplomas At Final Session w L 0 1 5 5 5 6 Pet. 1.000 .859 .500 .375 .375 .250 .200 POSTVILLE 9 Maynard 6 West Union 5 Sumner 3 Elkader 3 Waukon 2 Fayette 2 Remaining games to be played, Friday night: Elkader at Postville; Sumner at Maynard; Fayette at Waukon. Junior High Wins. The Postville Junior High team was victorious in the preliminary game. Jack Meyer was the best point-getter and rcbounder for the locals, putting 15 points through the hoop to lead his team to a 24 to 18 win over the West Union team. Pirates Spank Monona To Avenge Lone Loss Postville's Pirates did it again, avenging their only loss of the season, by downing a good Monona five 35 to 30 here Tuesday night. It was a hard-fought game all the way with Monona in the van at the first quarter 12 to 10. The Pirates fought back to an 18 to 15 halftime edge. The third quarter ended with Postville still leading m to 22. The start of the third quarter fdond the Postville team able to fast-break fo/ some quick baskeis and they increased their load to 34 to 28 by the automatic timeout. The remaining three minutes the Postville team protected their lead to emerge the victor. The starting five -ot Don Heins, Dean Gunderson, Bernie Martins, Jim Malone and Bob Douglass went all the way and each one gave the best on both 6ffense and defense. A packed house attended the game, and many fans failed to gain admittance. Many of the spectators were from the Clayton county basketball hotbed. Supt. K.T.Cook stated this morning that 1225 people saw last night's contest, with approximately 300 turned away. This win extended the Pirates' winning streak to fifteen, which ties the streak set by Postville's great 1941 team. The question now is, will history repeat itself? In 1941 Postville's winning streak was stopped at fifteen by Elkader, 19 to 18. Friday night Postville meets Elkader's greatly improved quintet. Will the current Pirates better the 1941 streak and end their conference season undefeated, or will history repeat itself? (Grade News on page 5) Men and women who have been attending the adult night classes at Postville high school during the fall and winter months held their final meeting last Wednesday •vetting. A potluck dinner was served at eight o'clock followed by a program. A boys' quartet, composed of Jim Malone. Howard Hills, Jim Koeve- nigandKen Timmerman, with Miss Eunice Boardman at the piano, sang several numbers, whereupon Lester Nevcrman, fieldman for the promotion of quality dairy products in Iowa was introduced. Mr. Neverman pointed out that it has become necessary for farmers to work together with others for a successful community. He stressed the need for more soil conservation measures, good marketing and quality products to satisfy consumer demands for dairy products. Supt. K. T. Cook then spoke on the value of adult education in Iowa. He stressed the need for a more expanded program that should include a wide choice of subjects. High school, he said, should not be the end of learning period for our people. He explained the value of the new county educational setup which is aimyj Somebody at the Door Farmers Invited To Annual Dinner The Postville Commercial Club's entertainment committee announces that all plans have been com! pleted for the annual banquet to be held Thursday evening, February 26, in the basement of Memorial Hall, to which every farmer in the community is invited. The serving of dinner will start at 6:30 o'clock. Mr. _Tom G. Dyer, general manager of the Tanvilac Co., Des Moines, has been secured as speaker during the program to follow the dinner. All advance notices on Mr. Dyer assure the committee that they have an outstanding and- entertaining speaker, one who is acquainted with farmers and their problems, through long years in industries pertinent to farming. Known as "Dynamite Dyer" he has been in great demand as a public speaker, and one commentator reports that he "can £ive a two- hour instructive talk interspersed with wit and humor in 30 minutes." Last summer Mr. Dyer was called to Winnepeg, Canada to discuss merchandising at the Canadian National convention, so he will also have a message for the business men of this community. All farmers should plan now to join members of the Postville Commercial Club at this annual dinner next Thursday evening. cd to promote educational facilities I in Iowa and outlined the method ofH nominating and voting for candidates under the new program. Women Get Diplomas. Miss Dorothy McGoon, vocational homemaking instructor who has been in charge of the women's night school, awarded diplomas to Mrs. Clara Miller, Mrs. John Burrow, Mrs. W.'G. Bulman, Mrs. Gilbert Schroeder and Mrs. K. T. Cook for regular attendance at the session just closed. Miss McGoon taught plastic crafts this year, but announced that she is open to suggestions and ideas for next year's study topic. Men's Classes. John K. Madson, 'Smith -Hughes agriculture instructor, who was in charge of the men's evening classes, reported that the average attendance this year had jumped from 10.1 person attendance in 1947, to M.4 in 1948. During the course seven persons attended six or more meetings this year compared to six persons last year. Largest attendance in 1947 was 15 persons, whereas this year it was 25 persons. A His committee in charge of the year's program was composed /of Hollis Enyart, Clinton Smith, Kenneth Schultz, Kenneth Kerr, j|rry N. Spencer and Harvey Martins. Most "perfect attendance mat was made by Albert Flage who at tended eight consecutive meetings; next best record was. by Kenneth Schultz who was present at seven consecutive sessions. Seven men Were issued diplomas "for attendance (based on attending six or more meetings) as follows: 7 ] Roian Heins, H. E. Buddenberg, Kenneth Schultz, Jerry N. Spencer, O. H. Elvers, Albert Flage and Irving Deering: Mr, Madson stated that plans are already underway to . make next year's program "bigger.and better than ever." . , . , „ , , .JUikp Barrett, a former resident of this and the Frankville community, passed away Monday at his home in Forest City. He was about 90 years oldT] i -' Funeral services will be held in Forest City Thursday morning at 10:30 o 'clock, according to word received by Bert Waters, a relative. j ^Funeral services were held yesterday in Volga City for -Royce DeVille (Toots) White, . 76, who passed away Sunday following a month's illness. Mr. White for many years was a Resident of the Postville community/| He is survived by two-Sons. Two Former Local Men A Passed On This Week / Wain next fan ARMY Am RECRUITERS TO BE HERE THURSDAY Recruiting Sergeants Robert L. Long and Harrison R. Rice of Decorah' will be. at the post office in Postville Thursday of this week to contact interested enlistees in the U. S. Army Air Forces. •They will arrived here at two o'clock in the afternoon. Music Groups To Compete Here Postville high school will entertain the bands, glee clubs and choruses of northeastern Iowa in the preliminary state music contest to be held Saturday, April 10. Class B schools that will compete in this contest include Cresco, Waukon, West Union, Oelwein and Independence. Decorah will be the only Class A school competing. Class C schools at the Postville contest will be Postville, Sumner, Elkader, Strawberry ' Point, Fayette, Maynard and Monona. Class D schools entered in the contest will include Calrnar, McGregor, Elgin, Guttenberg, Arlington, Colesburg, Lansing, Waterville, Luana, Wadena, Hawkeye, Fairbank, Stanley, Ossian, Clermont, Alpha, Volga City, Garnavillri and Hazelton. The preliminary state contest for small groups and soloes will be held at West Union on Saturday, April 3, for this area. Miss Boardman and Mr. Colton accompanied Mr. Cook to a meeting held in Oelwein Thursday afternoon to make plans and get instructions for holding this contest. This meeting was especially intended for the superintendents of this part of the state who will serve as managers of the various contests. At this meeting Postville, extended \/f an invitation to the president of the music association to hold the state marching band contest in Postville Big Community Sale Set For Next Saturday The first community auction sale by the Postville Co-op. Sales will be held next Saturday starting at 10 a m. at their sales pavilion east of the stockyards. They have a large display advertisement in today's Herald listing the great array of machinery, tractors, trucks, automobiles, horses, oats, hay. straw, etc., offered. Eaton Waters will cry the sale of which Gilbert Folsom is manager. • Sectional Tourney Of Boys' Cage Teams Opens Here Monday Postville will entertain one of the boys, sectional basketball tournaments again this year. Under the new arrangement employed this year for the first time, games are played on an every-other-night basis starting next Monday, with the second round games on Wednesday night and the finals on Friday night. Monday evening at 7 o'clock Lansing meets Immaculate Conception of Lansing; Luana meets New Albin at 8:15, and Waterville •plays Waukon St. Patrick's at 9:30. Elgin, the only other Class B entry, drew a bye and will play the winner of the two Lansing quints Wednesday evening at 7:30. The other Wednesday night game \vill be between the winner of the Luana-New Albin game and the winner of the Waterville-St. Patrick's game at 8:45 p. m. The class B finals will be played Friday evening at 7:30 to determine the district qualifying team. Postville and Waukon are the only Class A entrants in the local tournament. They will meet at 8:45 p. m. Friday, with the winner going on to the district tournament which will be played March 1 to 6 at a site to be determined by the outcome of the local sectional meet. Frankville Twp. Property Listed In Ten Districts Taxpayers Must Look In All School Districts To Get Amount Owed LUANA BAND PARENTS TO SERVE CHICKEN DINNER. The Luana Band Parents Association are announcing a benefit chicken dinner for Tuesday evening,- February 24. Serving will start at five o'clock in the Luana opera house. Special imported entertainment is being arranged for a program to follow the dinner. The public is cordially invited. Wm. Behrens Gets Paving Contract I/"Y Contracts for the street and alley 'paving program in Postville were let to William H. Behrens of this city at an adjourned meeting of the Town Council last. Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Behrens' bid for the entire project was $67,123.64,1 day, March 29. The notice appears considerably less than the en-|/n today's Herald for the caucus to k Joseph Hecker and Willard Schutte, town committee, are issuing a call for a citizens' caucus ai which nominations will be made fcjr town offices to be filled at the municipal election to be held Mon 5hiy" twHSlds were' filed for the local paving project, .the other being made by Fred Carlson Construction Co. o£ DeCorah. Their bid was S69.649.71, also under the engineer's original estimate. Mr. Behrens' bid includes materials and labor, and wqrk is to begin by May 1. Complete list of streets, and alleys to'be surfaced and'their grade lines is included in the official publication made by Town Clerk Joseph B. Steele on another page in ; this Herald. • .'• Town Caucus Call Issued For March I Name Local People On Committee for Easter Seal Drive Miss Virginia Letchfbrd has been named chairman of the 1948 Easter Seal campaign for Allamakee county. Assisting in the county campaign will be J. S. Cameron, D. D. S., Mrs. Leslie K. Hull, Mrs. H. E. Taylor, M. H. Goede, Miss Ella Hatch, Rev. Father E. J. McDonald, Miss Burnice Meyer, R. N., Clark Rominger, Jr., M. D., John McCullough, Jr., M. D., Waukon; Mrs. Ray Douglass, Mrs. Harvey Douglass, K. T. Cook, Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig. Postville; John Brophy, A. R. Frederickson, M. D., Rev. Father H. Scharphoff, C. V. Schofield, John H. Thornton, M. D., E. P. Reher, Lansing; O. C. Bunting, Waterville; Frank S. Wilson, D. D. S., New Albin and W. A. Ottilie, Harpers Ferry. The Iowa campaign which is headed by Earl Hall, Mason City editor, gets underway February 23 and continues until Easter Sunday, March 28. Over a half million Iowans will receive sheets of Easter Seals in the mail. Funds from the Seal sales provide the main support of the Iowa Society for Crippled Children and the Disabled. This organization carries on a wide and varied program of services to the handicapped. Included are equipment, medical and dental care, hospitalization, physical therapy, convalescent care, special schooling, help for parents of spastic children, and home employment. Educational assistance includes tuition to private schools, speech correction, and vocational guid- anve. Other phases of the society's work includes a cerebral palsy school, special camping programs, and a rehabilitation program that provides part-time employment in the handicapped's own home. Heading the Iowa Society for Crippled Children and the Disabled is W. I. Griffith, associate professor for radio at Iowa State College in Ames. Other officers are Miss Bess Johnson, Des Moines; and A. C. Fuller, Cedar Falls, vice presidents; Mrs. Myrton Skelley, Des Moines, secretary; and J. R. Astley, Des Moines, treasurer. State headquarters are Plymouth building, Des Moines. Mrs. Dorothy Phillips is the, executive secretary. be held in the basement of Memorial Hail on Monday evening, March 1, starting at eight o'clock. All town gffices must be filled at the election March 29, those of mayor, five councilmen, treasurer and a hospital trustee FIREMEN'S STAG PARTY Former F. B. I. Agent To Address Kiwanians .The Postville Volunteer Fire Department' will hold its semi-annual stag party in the basement of Memorial Hall next Saturday evening. All, firemen, ex-firemen and their friends are invited to attend. Tom Kerndt of Lansing, a former special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will be the guest speaker at the Postville Kiwanis Club's dinner meeting in the base ment of Memorial Hall .tonight. At last Wednesday nights' meeting two ree,ls of films showing the Cub Scouting program were presented at the Kiwanis meeting. The local Kiwanians plan to sponsor a Cub Pack program here if such a program is undertaken in Postville. . —_— , A. L; Peterson was up at Minneapolis, Minn., over the weekend to visit his son, Dick, who is a patient in the Veterans' Administration Hospital at Ft. Snelling. The Herald is bringing the list of taxpayers of Frankville township, Winneshiek county, this week. It will be n9ted that taxes are listed on property in each school district. If you own land or property in more than one school district, you should look to all districts to discover the total amount of taxes you are owing. 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. FRANKVILLE TOWNSHIP NO. 1. 1st Half Tax Ask, Orlando $ .97 Allen, Mrs Elsie 1.63 Allen, Leslie and Ruth None Brandt, Walter 54.98 Brandt, Arthur F 92.31 Bollman, Edna 247.95 Barker, Herman Est 49.32 Barker, America 13.94 Brouillet, Fred 27.05 Brandt, A F and W H 18.42 Birdsell, E R 29.91 Brouillet, Phil Est 9.92 Broghammer ,W J and C A 4.08 Broghammer, W J and A C. 19.92 . Broghammer, W J 29.88 Bollman, Thos W 22.18 Bulman, F T 9.9G Birdsell, Rachel None Crawford, Thos Est 102.60 Crawford, Chas.' 21.65 Crawford Bros, I B and I L.... 120.63 Crawford, L B 39.94 Crawford, I L 23.15 Cook, Perlie 14.88 Depping, Albert G 8.16 Drew, Ruth E None Elwood, Goldie 7.97 Evert, Francis .._ 2.78 Elvart, Raymond and Annie.. 10.96 French, Emma 16.93 Fitzpatrick, Mary 143.67 Fitzpatrick, Pat 35.42 Frankville Cheese Co 15.93 Grotegut, John 191.24 Grotegut, Fred Est 19.18 Greinus, Paul 6.71 Higgins, Mabel 2.97 Hughes, Evart J and Lilah.... 4.45 Hughes, I R 22.45 Haugen, Mrs Andrew 5.30 Hoth, Charles _ 209.12 Henning, Theo 31.07 Hammel, Earl 52.05 Hager, Oito 8.43 Hager, Henry Sr Est 80 Hughes, Oran C 4.38 Hanson, Julian 17.59 Henning, Irvin 21.99 Hoffman. Harold 14.56 Klepper, Lydia ,.. 4.01 Klepper, Helen • 2.96 Kneeskern, J E 210.18 Kneeskern, J E 23.11 Kneeskern, James E 104.33 Kneeskern, Roy 39.34 Kiesau, Gustave A 179.67 Kiesau, Inez Mary 135.60 Kiesau, H S 78.62 Kreuger, Wm H 273.72 Kreuger, W H 6.09 Koth, Harold V 251.23 Kneeskern, Will 5.19 Kneeskern. Marie : 4.16 Kiesau, Roland .' 75.77 Kiesau, Alfred 69.27 Livingood, Earl 17.25 Letchford, Glenn 2.86 Letchford, Caroline 9.88 Letchford, T R 3 .99 Lydon, John Est 8.08 Meeker, Alma '. 6.23 Miller, Sarah 12.01 McKay, A D 1.04 Meikel, Jessie 11 .44 Myren, Mrs Maude 5.95 Myren, Halvor • 15.01 Owen, E E 23 .45 Ruen, Orville 2 .99 Shweinefus, H F and Bernice 8 .44 SclwrHa, John 157.84 Shattuck, Ka|e 142.38 Schafee'.'Henry .'. 55.45 Sheggrud, O T Est 35.03 Sohutta, Martha 7 .97 Schroeder, E W 57.74 Stegen. Ruth ;. 2 .97 Spaun, Mrs Nellie 7 .93 Snitker, Leonard 13.65 Standard Oil Co 80 Sheggrud, Milton 24 .36 Schutta, Ellen ...:..„ 11.75 VanWey, Mrs Miner.... 2.79 (Continued on page 8) . :

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