Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 25, 1948 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 25, 1948
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY f is* •1< 5*7 (Marginal ! Notes Bill The REA folks are all aflutter this week. Especially is this true of the office force who are getting ready to move into their large new office bunding this weekend. They have been in crowded quarters and the transformation will be a welcome move. From a small beginning only a few years ago. the local cooperative has grown to one of the largest in the state, serving more than 4200 patrons today. Kermit James, the local superintendent, has worn out a pair of shoes the last two weeks running from the present, office quarters to the new building to keep things moving toward the change of locations. He informed us Tuesday that Postville residents are to be invited to an open house just as soon as everything is "ship-shape" and the equipment is in place. First showing of the new building will be made to the REA members on Saturday. March 13. when they come to Postville for their annual meeting. * * * * * That meeting of the REA folks is expected to bring 1500 people to Postville. Memorial Hall has become too small to handle such a large number of people, so this year the meetings will be held in the high school auditorium. Serving of dinner has also become quite a problem for such a large group of guests, and this year the serving will be done in two church dining rooms, at the St. Paul's Lutheran and the Community Presbyterian church where the Ladies" Aids will handle the meals. Knowing the capabilities of these women, the visitors will be well fed and all Postville should extend a cordial welcome to them when they visit us on Saturday, March 13. « • • * * Iowans who are out on the west coast, especially those in California, are to hold their annual "Iowa Picnic" next Saturday in Los Angeles. Perhaps Fritz Luhman. John Griebel or some other former Allamakee resident will send us the list of those who are known to us here. It should be a jolly gettogether for the former Hawkeyes, and we can "easily imagine what their conversation will center on. They don't need to fee! sorry for the folks "back home" as far as the weather is concerned— it's like spring here at the nonce. Out of the Mail Bag J. F. Staadt of Ottawa. Kansas, sends his remittance for the Herald and says: "It is nice to get the news from our old home town once a week. We have been away from Postville since March 1. 1895. but still the town and people are dear to us. and we enjoy reading the Herald very much. The world has been good to us and we enjoy our surroundings. Our children, seven of them, are all close to us and doing fine. Winters here are quite mild: and farm work in the fields starts with oats sowing anytime after the ICth or loth of February. The soil is too wet just now. else Seld work would be going full blast. We hope to have all oats sown and gardens in by March 1st. We are located 30 miles west of the Missouri line and 65 miles southwest of Kansas City. Hope to give Postville a visit this year." E. R. fVrnie', Ruckdasche! of Burbank. Calii.. writes: "As Fred Luhman so aptly put it last week, Monday is also the red letter day for us. as our Herald arrives on that day. So enclosed find my "three" for another year. We are all well and busy as ever. Have .had a fine winter so far, with the exception of one rather chilly week. >Co rain to speak of this winter, but we sure need it bad Was down to Los Angeles the other day to see Dr. Harry S. Beucher and we had a grand visit. It sort of brought us both back to Postville, to about 30 to 40 years ago. In closing we should like to have you remember us to our old home town friends." * » » * * ' A card from Mr. and Mrs. Ed Green who are visiting their son- in-law and daughter in McAllen, Texas, says they will be starting homeward this week. They say, "The weather was rather cool and disagreeable the first few days we were here, but has been very nice since then. Temperatures were around 80 and on two days it was above 90 degrees. Yesterday it got up to 118 degrees on the sunny side." SCHOOL NEWS. (Continued from page 1) Girls' Tournament A girls' tournament was started Monday, February 17. This tournament is being played during noon hours. The seniors have one team, composed of Peggy Spencer, co-captain, Mary Jane Schlee, Bea Turner. Joyce Hangartner. Sally Ruckdaschel, co-captain, Mary Enyart. Zonna Stee. Jean Heckman and Darlene Heins. The juniors have only one team, Arlene Engelhardt, captain, Betty Schutte. Ellen Enyart, Darlene Martins. Clarihe Olson. Dora Thornton, Joan Haltmeyer. Murtis Sander. Agnes Szabo, Marion Schroeder, Jeanette Ihde and Marilyn Backhaus. The sophomores have two teams: team No. 1 has Gerry Halverson. Wanda Preuss. Gerry Kerr, Marion Kostman, Marilyn Green, Mildred Foley, captain. Margaret Stegen, Ida Mae Hanson and Mary Casten; team No. 2 has Ruth Ann Christiansen, captain, Darlene Schutte. Delores Erikson, lone Winter. Jeannie Harris. Doris Meyer. Vera Kamp and Norma Brandt. The freshmen also have two teams; team No. 1 has Glenna Jarmes. captain, Dixie Cook. Margy Sander. Joyce Gregg, Marlene Schupbach. Bonnie Schroeder. Helen Eberling, Arlitia Heins, Ardyth Stee and Patty Brewer; team No. 2 is Carole Schultz. captain. Mary Miene. Betty Henning. Donna Bigler. Joan Hangartner, Lois Perry. Lois Koopman, Marilyn Marting. Gwen Werger. The tournament probably will run about two weeks. Tuesday the Juniors won over the Seniors 8 to 5. On Wednesday the second team of the sophomores won over the first team of the freshman. 16 to 8. There will be a winner of winners and a winner of the losers. A two- game elimination tournament is being played. General News. Postville high school is scheduled to broadcast over KXEL at 12:45 Friday noon. Feb. 27. Officials from the radio studio will make a tape recording for this bradcast in the Postville school gym. at about 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon. Feb. 25. Tentative plans for the recording calls for music by the band and interviews with a number of teachers and students. Donations to the band fund at the concert Sunday. February 15, totaled over $30.00. Films Shown. The following films were shown the past week: Mr. Gosmire showed. "Land of Liberty." to his American history classes; Mr. Starcevich showed. "What Makes Electricity Flow," to his general science classes; and "Our America" was shown in the study hall. Dramatics. Of the three one-act plays given February 10. "Sparkin'". a comedy about a hillbilly family, by E. P. Conkle. received a I rating. The cast included Carol Schultz. Arlene Schultz, Betty McNally and Eddy Green. "Red Carnations," a modern comedy by Glenn Hughes, was given a II rating and "Bishop's Candlesticks," a dramatic play by Norman McKinnel, was given a III rating. The plays were under the direction of Miss Doris Allred and were judged by Miss Gertrude F.ieldstad of Waukon. "Sparkin'" will compete with other one-act plays of neighboring towns sometime during the first week in March. At present the date and location of the contest have not been announced. At the declamatory contest at Clermont, February 16. Virginia and Betty McNally received II ratings in the dramatic and humorous divisions respectively. Sportsmanship for Spectators as Well as for the Team. In an article last week it was discussed that good sportsmanship should be practiced in all of our school's activities, and that it would help our school a great deal if all practiced it. It is a good benefit to a school to have players on the team who are good sports and accept the decisions or "calls" by the refereecs as right or correct.. It then would be a good idea for the spectators to do the same. During the last few games played on our home courts it has been noticed that the spectators have been "booing" some of the calls by the referees. The players, faculty and students have requested that the spectators refrain from this occasional "booing" because it takes down the reputation of the school, doesn't sound too good to the visiting teams, and spectators from adjoining towns, and for the fact that the referees are in a much better position to see what takes place and have a much better knowledge of the rules which govern the sport. So, on behalf of our players, student-body and faculty we ask that the spectators refrain from booing and concentrate more on cheering for Postville high's great team as it goes on into tournament competition.—Ken Timmerman. Music Clinic. The band and vocal music departments of the high school held a clinic here Friday, February 20. They were privileged to have Mr. Lloyd Oakland, now on a year's leave of absence from Cornell College, here to act as critic. Miss Boardman and Mr. Colton were both students under Mr. Oakland at Cornell College, as was June Mathison McConlogue, a former vocal music teacher in Postville. Members of this community will remember Mrs. McConlogue as director of the nationally winning vocal music groups in 1939. She has been working with Mr. Oakland in the music erucation department at Cornell since 1945. Mr. Oakland spent a full day hearing and rehearsing with the boys' and girls' glee clubs, the mixed chorus and the band. He also worked with the various small groups and soloists who will represent Postville high school in contests this spring. Second Grade. Allen Wahls and Philip Peterson are leaving us soon to go to other schools. We will miss them very much. Those who have read stories to the class recently are: Dennis Eder, Allen Wahls, Callie-Rose Brainard, Gary Ames, Karon Evans, Jay Jarmes, Susan Braun. Mary Lou Turner. Sharon Ehde, Dale Livingood. Roberta Berns, Verlene Hangartner and Bonnie Sander. Both reading classes are almost ready to begin new books. We have also started new phonics books this week. In science we are studying a unit on how animals take care of their babies. Eighth Grade. The eighth grade has been studying about banking in arithmetic. Miss Hoth arranged for us to visit the .Postville State Bank last Monday. Mr. Kneeland showed us through the bank and explained many things to us. Some of the things of special interest shown to us were the vault, the safety deposit boxes and signature cards. We liked our candy bar treat, too, given to us by Mr. Kneeland as we left the bank. An alcohol-resin spray may be used to protect raspberry bushes and grape vines from rabbits. Dissolve l :i i pounds of resin in some lowgrade denatured alcohol. Jr. High Pirates Lose Three Games To Decorah Vikings (Continued from page 11 Baby Pirates Lose Three. The Postville Baby Pirates went down in defeat three times Saturday morning at Decorah. The 7th grade team lost to a like team from Decorah 17 to 15. It was anyone's ballgame until the final whistle was sounded. Jlmmie Rima led in the scoring department with 8 points to his credit. Junior Wcdo played a good defensive game. The 8th grade team lost by a score of 25 to 19. The score was tied 19 to 19 until the last two minutes of the game; the Decorah team then collected 6 points while the Postville boys, missing several shots, went scoreless. Dick Schlee and Ralph Gunderson played good defensive ball. Dick Klingbeil was top man on the offense collecting 8 points. The Decorah 9th grade team made 4 points in the last minute of play to defeat the Postville 9th grade team 24 to 21. The lead changed hands several times throughout the ball game. Jack Meyer collected 13 points to take high point honors. Enviable Record Set This Year by Pirates' Reserves Not to be outdone by the regulars, the Pirates reserves have compiled a fine basketball record for the season. Closing their season with a victory over Monona the boys ran up a record of twelve wins against one loss. Twenty-one boys saw action for the team and nineteen of them will be ready for play when the next season rolls around. Although records on past reserve teams are not complete, the boys feel safe that they, too, have put together a season that no past Postville reserve team has bettered. The reserves were especially accurate from the field, making good on one of every three shots they attempted. Records for individual players, including all 13 games played, field goals attempted, field goals made, shooting average, free throws made, free throws missed, free throw percentage, personal fouls, rebounds, and total points follow: RESERVE TEAM SUMMARY G FGA FG Christofferson 13 45 8 Schultz 13 80 22 Meyer, M 12 111 26 Waters, J 12 60 28 Overeen 11 25 10 Martins 11 30 S Rima 10 83 31 Meyer. J 10 26 11 Hoth 9 19 11 Heins, D 7 82 31 Heins. L 7 9 4 Schroeder, M 4 1 0 Bachelder 3 1 0 White 2 6 0 Landt 2 6 0 Morch 2 1 1 Hills 1 4 0 Peake 13 1 Hager 1 0 0 Cayton 1 0 0 Searls 110 587 192 Opponents 96 Prosperous Ridge Club Has Valentine Meeting. The Prosprous Ridge Club Mold its February meeting Thursday at the home of Mrs. Ben Ericksnn. The following program was jjiven: Song, "Battle Hymn of the Republic," Scripture reading by the hostess; roll call was answered by a Valentino verso; song, "1 Would Be True," hymn. "Nearer My God to Thee." The contest was won by Mrs. Bertie Waters and Mrs. William Luopkcr. The afternoon was spent playing Bingo. Lunch was served to 15 members and four visitors, who were Mrs. Will' Luepkcr, Mrs. Aimer Armmd- son, Mrs. Henry Heusman and Sirs. Lawrence Welzel. Wedding Anniversary. Family Dinner Party. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Meyer observed their 38th wedding anniversary Sunday, and in honor of the event they were entertained at a dinner given at Monona by their children and their families. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Birdsell and Mary, in whose home the dinner was held, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Schultz and Sandra, and Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Rounds and Gary. Mrs. Burr Cook entertained eight ladies at her home last Wednesday evening, complimentary to Mrs. C. ill. Peterson, who this week left with her family for Wilton Junction to make their home. 500 was played, prizes going to Mrs. Arthur Thoma, high, Mrs. Elliot Schroeder. low, and Mrs. Peterson, yuest prize. A lunch was served. Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Oldag were Sunday dinner guests in the home of the Schultz sisters on east Green street. The Daring Young Man On the Flying Trapeze Tn a young man learning to perform on the (lying trapeze a veteran circus performer once said: "Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow." In every field of endeavor those who put their hearts in their work are the real leaders. Unless n man really loves his work, gets a kick out of it. and is eager to get down to his,job in the morning, he will never make much of a mark for himself. Falling in love with one's job is the secret of success. At an amusement park a man set up a three-hundrcd-foot flagpole iind advertised that he was going to stay up on the top of that pole from the middle of July until Labor Day. He came down from his perrh after fifteen days, fcven a Rood flagpole sitter must have his heart in his work. Luther Burbank fell in plants, Edison fell in love ' vention, Ford fell in love with s tor cars, Kettering fell in l 0Ve ^ research, John Patterson love with salesrrWinship, the \fty brothers fell in love with alrphj Someone has said truly, ful what you set your heart! for it will surely come true," men who harness their mighty tasks often see tltcit dre become realities. Work is not drudgery, toil a labor to a man who loves his y It is inspiration and joy. Theh sing a song of achievement, is worth living. Blessed is the ^ who loves his work lor he | found the key of happiness. Experiments made by c. C,\ bertson, Iowa State College an) husbnndman, indicates that can be successfully used t 0 stu, scarce, high-priced grain in thej tening steer ration. Mr. and Mrs. Verni Brandt and family of Clermont and Mrs. Mary Krogmnn were Sunday dinner guests in the Mrs. Eda Meyer and Milo Meyer family home. Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Hennin,' and family of Ossian were Sunday dinner guests in the Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Grotegut home in this city. Two alfalfa varieties resistant to bacterial wilt, yet high-producinc and hardy, are Ranger and Buffalo. FOR THE 1947-1948 SEASON FT ^ Md Ms 5 BE SAFE ... NOT SORRY! The new Iowa Financial Responsibility Law is really working right now and it behooves all to carry insurance to cover against all possible, accidents. Come in and see how reasonable it is to lie protected against the penalties this new law] provides, if you are not fully covered in emergencies that may arise. Turner Insurance Agency "Complete Insurance Service' CAKE DECORATIONS. Nearly 100 Chariton folks are now engaged in the business of making cake decorations, including such things as candle-holders for birthday cakes and decorative slogans. The Chariton plant is a branch of a parent plant in Ohio. It takes from three to six months for a worker to become expert Well-housed hens lay more eggs. The Highest Prices FOR Clean, Fresh Eggs COOL EGGS PROPERLY IN WIRE BASKETS, •••••••••••••••a SELL YOUR EGGS ON GRADE PRICES: 44c - 41c - 33c Wire Baskets 60c Hansen & Matson Co. Temporary quarters back of Phillips 66 Station Telephone No. 251 Household Goods at PUBLIC AUCTION I will sell the following household furniture and other items at Public Sale at my residence three doors east of Herald office, Postville, on Saturday, Febr'y 28th Starting at 1:00 p. m. sharp. A 5-ft. Electric Refrigerator; Montclair Gas Range; Round Oak Table, Buffet and 6 Chairs; Square Oak Dining Table; new modern 8 -piece Oak Dining Room Suite, used less than a year; 2 Beds with springs and mattresses; 2 Chests of Drawers; Bureau with mirror; an oval Mirror; 6 Dining Room Chairs; 2 Small Tables; 9x12 Worsted Rug with Pad; 10x12 Linoleum Rug; One-Minute Washing Machine and tubs; Wash Board; Mohair Davenport and Chairs; 2 Rockers; 6 Chairs; Lamp; Pictures; Frames; Kitchen Utensils; Dishes; Fruit Jars and many other articles too numerous to mention. Terms of Sale—Cash ! Mrs. Ethel Meyer H. H. DAHMS, Auctioneer CITIZENS STATE BANK, Clerk Place Your Orders Now) FOR OUR I BRED-TO-LAY CHICKS AND GET CASH DISCOUNT! Economists are predicting a Profitable y<^ • poultry raisers jmri ™ ~«- iwr-««-= WI chickl aic prtjuicung a proncaDie lor poultry raisers, and we at Meyer 's Foil County Hatchery are getting our house in or* to handle the largest number of baby m our history. If previous years are any indication, quota of chicks we will be able to hatch dur« the season will soon be taken by our Baton customers. So, may we suggest that you P' a ' your orders now and be assured of our V rot making Bred-To-Lay Baby Chicks. MEYER'S Four-County Hatchei Telephone No. 234 Postville, W lilllllliil

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