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Wednesday, February 25, 1948
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O.P. eckons Youth o Join Party t in many years has enthusi- bcen running so high among Young Republicans of the is is attributed directly to the chairman of the stnte GOP ,al committee—Whitney Gillil- 0 f Glcnwood. cn he assumed office Gillil- indicated that he would give younger element of the party re prominent role in conduct- he party's affairs and in formu- g the party's policy. gave some proof that this not more talk when he granted •ucst for funds for the Repub- Veterans League, composed lv of young veterans of World il . t the action that has endeared (o Young Republicans over the came about as the result of a t letter which he wrote to the unty Republican chairmen and chnirmen. it he urged them to invite g men and women to partici- in formulating party policies, lso asked that they be given representation on party con- on delegations, d he wrote: rely if ever in our history we been confronted with the sity of decisions of more far ing character. e young people of America ot create these problems, but less of that fact, it is the people who have the grcnt- oncern with the correct so- e young men and women of must face these conditions, face them longer than those .vere in a position of influence these problems were created pon whom rests the responsi- for their existence." | young people in the party appy because many of them fell that they have not been proportionate representation tcrmining party affairs. They y asked that their percentage mbers in the party be reprc- by somewhere near that tage on the various party making groups and on the ticket. ng Democrats of the state not had this difficulty. One has been because the Demo- are the minority party in and the minority party usual- more lenient about working oups into its picture in hopes strong organization can be d together to win some of- POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1948. Number 17. Defeat Elkader To Finish Season As Loop Champs This Year's Pirates Set New Record for Local School Athletics rv. efhing new In the field of is. the contest between Des s and Omaha for 1948. The ities will vie for the year to hich can set the best safety lilies and accidents will against the record. The dif- e in population will not make erence so far as figuring a for a formula has been d out which will eliminate inference. state public safety depart- would like to see more of this f friendly rivalry, e's a chance for it loo in the t which is being sponsored by wa Junior Chamber of Cornin cooperation with Tri- Thoatre Corporation. This second such contest. It was >' Boone last year. Tri-States is putting up a prize for' the best safety recompiled by any city in the The city need not have a chamber of commerce to en- contest. contest will run from March 'ov. 15. It will be judged in lier by W. Earl Hall, Mason ditor and nationally known safety Held; Chief S. N. Jes- of the Iowa highway patrol wa Public Safety Commis- Alfred Kahl. city may enter the con- •nlry blanks and instruction s may be obtained from E- Ruse, 512-14 N. Second Clinton, Iowa, who is chair- thc Iowa Jaycee state safe- mittee. lanks also may be obtained 'ng A. Don Allen, Tri-States Corp. Paramount Bldg., ines. E R CANDIDATE. • Synhorst, 34, of Orange the fifth candidate to an- for the secretary of state "on on the , Republican s a World War II veteran lawyer presently employed iner for the state auditor's or which he is making an lion for the state tax corn- married and the father of H 's war service included d a half years In the navy, 'no time overseas. e time this appears in print a y be still other candidates eld for the nomination. It ears that the race is wide d that it probably will go n "nued 0 n p,ge Two) ' Postville's Pirates finished their conference season by downing Elkader's Warriors 43 to 21 here Friday. For the Pirates it was the fifth consecutive basketball victory over Elkader and the conclusion of the conference schedule without defeat. Available records indicate that this is the only Postville team to ever achieve this record. In addition to the ten conference victories the team has won the last sixteen games in succession to makp the season's record eighteen wins against one loss. Records available also show that this is the longest winning streak in Postville basketball history. The Pirates stepped out to a 12 to 3 first quarter lead over Elkader and at the intermission were ahead 19 -to 9. Up to this point the play of both teams had been very ragged, but the Pirates returned to the floor with a smooth attack and ran up their margin to 34 to 14 by the end of the third quarter. Then the reserves took over to run the final score to 43 to 21. Bernie Martins took scoring honors with thirteen points, and for Bernie it meant completing the conference season without being outscorcd by the opposing center in any game. In addition. Bernie gathered in seventeen of the Pirates' thirty-one rebounds. Don Heins and Jim Malone counted ten and nine points respectively, while Bob Douglass held Elkader's Halm to three, and Dean Gunderson blanked the Warriors' Kurdelmeyer. Postville FG FT P Heins 4 2 0 Gunderson 2 2 0 Martins 4 5 3 Douglass 1 1 3 Malone 4 1 4 Hills 0 2 1 Schultz 0 0 1 Rima 0 0 2 Peake 0 0 1 Waters 0 0 0 Meyer 0 0 0 Christofferson 0 0 0 15 13 15 Elkader 8 5 18 Meet Waukon Friday. Postville and Waukon. the only class A entrants in the sectional tournament here this week, will meet on Friday. The winner will enter district play next week. It will be the fourth meeting of the two teams this season. Postville has been the victor in the three previous contests, but Waukon has been a tough foe for the Pirates. The Indians are the only team to hold the Pirates to less than thirty points, and they have managed il twice. The first game was played at Waukon with a final score of 20 to 16. In that game the Indians had free-throw trouble, making four of thirteen. The second game was played at Postville with a 29 to 11 result. This time Waukon matched the Pirates in field goal attempts but were ice cold and hit only once. The third game was played in the county tournament at Waukon with Postville winning 33 to 24. The Indians gave the Pirates a real scare, but they had an unusually bad time at the free throw line, converting on only six of thirty-seven chances. It should be interesting to see the two teams again; for each should know the others team ideas and individual movements quite well. Postville 32; Monona 13. The Postville Junior High team defeated the Monona Junior High team last Wednesday afternoon, on the home floor, by the score of 32 to 13. It was a slow scoring game during the first half of the game. The second quarter ended finding the Pirates leading 8 to 7. The- second half found the local boys on a scoring spree as they collected 24 points and allowed their opponents but 6. Jack Meyer, collecting 11 points for the locals, was high point man. Postville 18; Elkader 16. The Postville Junior High team ended its basketball season in triumph last Friday night, beating Elkader 18 to 16. Although the local boys had a 7 -point lead at the end of the first half, they had to battle throughout the second half of the ball game to maintain their lead. Jack Meyer was the high scorer for the Pirates, collecting 9 points. (Continued on page 8) Subscription Reminder ! During the past week our mailing lists have been checked tor delinquencies and some names removed because we failed to receive subscription renewals. With the continued shortage of paper we must keep our lists at a minimum level and delinquents need to be removed. If this box contains a red pencil check mark, your subscription has either expired or will by the end of this month. To assure uninterrupted receipt of the Herald your remittance should be made to this office now. Thank you. —The Publisher. Weather Reports THE WRlTdMZAfVOf- MOH6 THE EAST<£>A5T Allamakee County In 81st Place in '47 In U. S. Bond Sales Allamakee county, usually in the number one or two spot in Iowa in the sale of TJ. S. bonds during the war, fell to 81st the sale of these securities in 1947. This is revealed in the press release from the office of Roger F. Warin, state chairman, reaching our desk this week. The 1947 sale of E, F and G bonds in this county amounted to $1,635,000 against a quofa of $1,870,000, so Allamakee achieved only 87% of its quota. In the nearby counties Clayton sold 102 r 'r of its quota; Fayette 104%; Winneshiek 99%. Of the state's 99 counties, 47 either equaled or surpassed their quotas last year. In the nation only five states topped Iowa in 1947 total dollar sales. Added Features At Thursday Nite's Farmers' Banquet The program committee, Robert Burling, chairman, announced on Monday that several added features have been secured for the program at the annual farmers' banquet sponsored by the Postville Commercial Club Thursday night. The dinner and program will be-, held in the basement of Memorial Hall and is scheduled to get underway at 6:30 o'clock. All farmers of the community are cordially invited to be the guests of the Commercial Club at this 30th annual banquet. Headliner on the speakers' program is Tom G. Dyer, well known humorist-lecturer, of Des Moines, who has a state-wide reputation as an after-dinner speaker. Mr. Dyer is well informed on the farmer's problems through long years spent in agricultural pursuits. He knows the businessman's viewpoints too, having been associated with several of the country's largest feed producing concerns. Adding up his experiences, he is well qualified to address a group such as the local affair will be Thursday evening. Last year 222 farmers and businessmen were served at the banquet and it is expected fully as many or more will be on hand tomorrow night to hear Mr. Dyer and the other numbers on the program after the dinner. Harry White* Scientist, To Appear Here Mar. 16 Harry C. White, widely known as a philosopher, scientist and lecturer, will appear in the high school auditorium Tuesday, March 16, at 10 a. m. The public is invited. Mr. White's contribution to science and his activities as a speaker have been both national and' international in scope, for in addition to appearing before school assemblies and audiences in practically every leading city in the United States, he has addressed many groups in the principal countries of Europe. For this lecture, "The Triumph of Science," wherein Mr. White*' presents new wonders of thf science of electricity, chemistry and light, he brings for his use a complete research laboratory valued at many thousands of dollars. Mr. White demonstrates and vividly portrays new scientific facts that you have heard little or nothinW4atjons, about. You will see real radium on the oscillograph and hear it in the cosmic ray counter. You will see the laugh meter, the voice lamp, the mirrophone and the latest in flour* escent art. This lecture, although of a technical nature, will be presented to the understanding of anyone, technical school or lay assembly. School Election Monday, March 8 The annual election of the qualified voters of Postville Independent School District will be held on Monday, March 8. The place of election will be at the school auditorium, and the hours are from 12 noon to 7 p. m. School District will be held next Monday. The place of election will be at the school auditorium, and the hours are fro ml2 noon to 7 p. m. The terms of John Falb, Jr., and Kermit James as directors for three years, and W. A. Kneeland as treasurer for two years expire this year. All three are candidates for reelection. Voters this year will receive an additional ballot. It will be for the selection of a director from area No. 3 of Allamakee county to serve on the newly created county board of education. Louis L. Hill is the candidate for the office. He has been serving as a director on the county . board under the old appointive system. In rural districts a director at large will be chosen for the new board which is further explained in another story oh this page. Kiwanians to See Film, "America the Beautiful" The patriotic film, "America the Beautiful," will be shown at the dinner meeting of the Postville Kiwanis Club tonight. Next week the Kiwanians will have as their guest speaker Rolf Hatved of Decorah, a Naval intelligence officer who saw service in India and Sweden during the recent war. Last Wednesday evening Thomas Kerndt of Lansing, a special FBI agent until recently, told of his work on several espionage cases during the time of his service, including the famous Russian spy ring which operated on the Pacific coast. Jimmie Koevenig, a local high school senior, gave • the reading, "The Education of Hyrnan Kaplan," during the program. Guests at the meeting from out of town included State Senator Arthur H. Jacobson and County Attorney Herman Haehlen of Waukon, Ed Schultz of Lansing and Eldo Schultz of Edgewood. FERTILIZER DEMONSTRATION MEETING HERE MARCH 3 A fertilizer demonstration will be held at the Postville school house Wednesday afternoon, March 3, at 1:30 o'clock, to which all farmers and dealers are invited. Jerry Meldrum, specialist from the soil and farm crops extension service at Ames, will conduct the meeting. New Street Ligh Being Installed. V Workmen from the Interstate Power Company have been here the past week putting in the concrete foundations for the new posts in the proposed white way street lighting system. Hydraulic drills are employed to dig through the concrete curbing and frozen ground to the proper depth for the foun- Matenair"*Tieeded for the local project have been difficult to get, so work has been retarded. However, the Interstate people have been given assurance that the items are now available, so they are readying for the installation of the lighting system and expect to complete it as quickly after arrival of the material as it possible. Citizens Caucus Called for March I Notice is hereby given that a caucus of the qualified electors of the Incorporated Town of Postville, Iowa, is hereby called to convene in the basement of Memorial Hall, Postville, at eight o'clock P. M., Monday, March 1, 1948, for the purpose of placing in nomination candidates for the following officers to be filled at the Municipal Election to be held on Monday, March 29, 1948, to-wit: One Mayor. Five Councilmen. One Treasurer. One Hospital Trustee. Also for the naming of the ticket, the selection of a Town Committee, and for the transaction of such other business as may regularly and legally come before the said caucus. JOE HECKER, WILLARD SCHTJTTE, Town Committeemen. Frankville Factory^ Is Now Producing > X " Big Amount Cheese |The Frankville cheese factory heT3 its first monthly meeting for 1948 at the Roy Kneeskern home Monday evening, with the new president, Harold Koth presiding.• >The factory is paying $1.25 for January butterfat, it was announced. From 278,601 pounds of milk purchased from the farmers, 27,306 pounds of cheese was manufactured in January. \ Henry Hoffman - was re-hired as cheese maker after ten years of continuous service for the factory. Crawford Bros, of Frankville, top the list for January, with a check for $914.75 for 731.8 pounds of butterfat. For 1947 Paul Behn received a total of $9,138.28 for the year; Mrs. Edna Bollman, $7,963.34; Crawford Bros. $7,534; J. E. Kneeskern and Robt. Baumgartner, $7,039.42. Other high producers were William Krueger, Henry Thompson, Paul Greinus and Mrs. Kate Shattuck, Harold Koth, Paul Topel, Charles Hoth and Perlie Cook, and Fennimore Ambrose. To Give Drivers' Tests Here on Next Tuesday Many Buyers Attend First Community Sale Gilbert Folsom, manager of the Postville co-op's community auction Jheld last Saturday, announced Monday that an immense crowd of buyers was on hand for the vast amount of items offered. The changing condition of the markets, lower prices on used farm machinery now prevailing in rural areas and owners of the items offered bidding in their property held the aggregate of the sale down somewhat, but all in all, good prices were bid for the offerings. That such an auction attracts many people was noticeable downtown, where parking space was at a premium all day Saturday. Not only were the business streets crowded, but parking on many side streets had lines of cars during the afternoon hours. Three Teams Advance To Second Round Here Play will be resumed tonight here in the boys' sectional tournament after a recess since Monday night when Lansing high defeated Immaculate Conception of Lansing, 17 to 15; New Albin handed Luana a setback 21 to 20, and Waterville swamped St. Patrick's of Waukon 51 to 29. Tonight at 7:30 Lansing meets Elgin; at 8:45 New Albin will play Waterville. The winners of these two games meet Friday evening at 7:30 to determine the district qualifier. That game wjll be followed by the only Class A game of the local tourney, between the Postville Pirates and Waukon, the winner going on to the district meet. Plan Paper Drive For Next Saturday Mrs. Leonard W. Casten, local hairman, announces another paper ickup for Saturday of this week. Id newspapers, magazines, books, waste paper, cartons, etc., are fought to eliminate the paper portage which still exists. / As in previous drives, the proceeds from the sale of the paper will go to the benefit of the local hospital. Paper should be bundled and placed along the curbing in front of homes by noon Saturday. Farmers who wish to bring paper to town should place the paper along the east side of the main business street, between the Farmers Store corner and Casten oil station by one o'clock. Representatives of the Iowa Safety Commission will be in Postville, at Memorial Hall, all day, Tuesday, March 2, to give tests to persons wishing to secure drivers' and chauffeurs' licenses. Marshal Donald Martindale can supply interested persons with further particulars concerning the tests. New County Board Of Education to be Elected March 8 Candidates for the new. Allamakee county board of education were announced this week by County Superintendent of Schools M. H. Goede. Under the new Iowa school law four election districts in the county will name five directors at the regular school election to be held March 8. The county has been divided into four election areas and a member of the new county board of education will be elected from each area. In addition, a fifth member of the board will be elected at large from the area of the county school system composed of the school districts under the supervision of the county superintendent. This excludes the independent and consolidated school districts that maintain four-year high schools. Election Areas. Following are the school districts that make up the four election areas: First area: Iowa, Union City, French Creek, Lansing townships, and all the sBiool districts in Lafayette except Prairie and Lafayette No. 7. Second area: Waterloo. Hanover, Union Prairie and Makee townships. Third area: Ludlow. Post, Franklin and Jefferson townships. Fourth area: Linton, Fairview, Taylor, Paint Creek, Center, townships, and Prairie and Lafayette districts in Lafayette township. Candidates. Candidates for the county board of education who had filed their nomination papers with Superintendent Goede by Tuesday are as follows: First area: Leo Hufsehmidt, Lansing, and Mrs. Augusta Rudnick, New Albin. Second area: Fred Intlekofer, Waukon, and Mrs. Lester Ellingson, Dorchester. Third area: Louis L. Hill, Postville. Fourth area: Walter Hagen, Waterville. At large: David Flage and LeRoy Schmidt, Waukon, and Henry Stabe, Lansing. Mr. Hufsehmidt, Mrs. Rudnick, Mr. Intlekofer and Mr. Hill are all members of the present county board of education. Other members are Mrs. Mel Wiedner, Harpers Ferry, and J. R. Fellows, Waterville. Members of the present board- will serve until the new one take's over April 5. / The duties of the new board will relate to matters affecting the county, school system as a whole rattier than to deal with, specific problems of individual schools. •: Directors in each of the districts will still be responsible for handling problems pertaining to thfejr particular school district. "^1 REA Meeting And Open House Saturday, Mar. 13 Expect 1500 Members At Annual Meeting; New Building Ready Letters went out to 4,500 farm families this week announcing the annual meeting of the Allamakee- Clayton Electric Cooperative, Inc., which will be held in Postville Saturday, March 13. • Kermit James, superintendent, said yesterday they are expecting between twelve and fifteen hundred persons at this year's meeting, which, because of the increased attendance, is to be held in the Postville high school auditorium. In previous years the meetings were held in Memorial ( Hall, but this building has been unable to ac­ comodate the large numbers coming here for the meetings the last two years. . Show New Building. A pre-view of the local Cooperative's large new office building will be given the visitors on the annual meeting day when "open house" will be held between 9 and 11 o'clock a. m. Mr. James pointed out Tuesday that the open house on Saturday, March 13, will be for members who will be here for the annual meeting. He stated that the people of Postville are to be invited to view the new building at an open house as soon as the office is fully furnished, the date to be announced later. Free Dinner at Noon. Dinner to the- REA members this year will be served in two local churches, the Community Presbyterian and St. Paul's Lutheran. Tickets designating which church to go to will be issued to members when they register before 11 a. m. on the meeting day. Serving will be between 11 and 1 o'clock. The business meeting will convene at one o'clock at the school auditorium. Earl Wisdom, executive secretary of the Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative association, will be the guest speaker this year. It will be remembered that Mr. Wisdom spoke here at an REA meeting about two years ago. He is thoroughly informed on rural electrification and will bring a worthwhile message to the local group. Attendance prizes will again be awarded this year. There will be given away a table model radio, an electric mixer, toaster, a motor, three electric irons and a table lamp. List Nominations. The nominating committee has set up the following candidates as directors from which list three are to be chosen; Horace Clark, Roger Harris, Arbie Heekman and Alvin Presetmon of Allamakee county, and Joel Clark and Floyd Dittmer of Clayton county. Present officers and directors are Joel Clark, president; Horace Clark, vice president: Roger Harris, secretary-treasurer; Earl F. Miller, Thomas Smale, Elmer H. Larson. Fred H. Becker, Harry Olesen and Carl Bodensteiner. directors. Serving 4,225 Patrons. Mr. James reported that at present 4,225 patrons are being served by the Allamakee-Clayton cooperative. An additional 1,000 farmsteads are to be added this year. Pole lines on 180 miles to serve this additional number have been set up and contractors are awaiting the arrival of wire and other material. As soon as this arrives, work will be rushed to completion. Eventually' it is expected to serve close to 7,000 farmsteads in this cooperative. Move This Week. The new office building is Hearing completion and the office furniture and fixtures are being installed this week. The office force and others have begun the moving of records and equipment from the present location in the McNeil building to the new structure, and expect to complete the transfer next weekend. FOUR BABIES ARE BORN AT POSTVILLE HOSPITAL 1 Mr. and Mrs. Orville Nuehring of Postville, a daughter, Feb. 18, weighing 6 lbs., 14 oz. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Thornton of Postville, a daughter, Feb. 20, weighing lbs. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sanger of Monona, a son, Feb. 22, weight 7 lbs., 14 oz. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hangartner of Clermont, a daughter, Feb. 25. weight 8 lbs., 14 oz. >•"'

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