Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 3, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 3, 1948
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OP May Fill ecretary Post t Convention anything over was certain t an election it is that the Re- ienn state convention this ler is going to have one con- before it. course, everything concerning les is a guess and only time he answer. Btft the plain fact at with the announcement of n Mitchell, 52, of Council s for the Republican nominator secretary of state, there ow seven in the race. That about means a contest on the of it. e chances arc that there 'may least one, and possilby two, candidates before the dead- for filing nomination papers, t even if there aren't the best is that no one of the;' seven have announced will get the sary 34 percent to qualify for the nomination, in which the race will wind up in con•n. seven-man race, a's it shapes ow, had one parallel in Iowa -y. Back in 1942 there were candidates for the same -ation on the ' Republican . This race went to conven- and Wayne M. Ropes of Ona- who finished sixth, won the ation at the convention. highest man in the primary, Ford of Des Moines, polled of the total 198,484 vote or ly over 21 percent. seventh, candidate polled 15,- otes which illustrates how the was split among the seven. HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1948. OL SURVEY. ough it hasn't gained much pread publicity in the state, owa board of education at a t meeting named a committee tegratc what information is ble in Iowa with regard to ate 's educational needs, decision to name the corn- was reached after Governor made a report to the board in he said that some school ts in Iowa do not have suf- assessod property evaluate meet expanding building re going to expand our program at the next legis- " the governor told the "and in order to do so, suf- figures must be available to the needs of Iowa schools, perfectly willing to go be- the legislative interim com- and ask for additional • for this survey." said that such a survey cane sufficiently integrated by • boards. It must be made by s on the subjects under ed to the committee were I. C. Houghton, Jr., Red Oak, ber of the state board; Dean T. Peterson of the college of tion at the University of Dr. morgan of Iowa State e. and Dr. Malcolm Price, cut of Iowa State Teachers e at Cedar Ralls. Grades Rated Above Average In State Tests Steps Being Taken to Improve Scholarship, Says Supt. K. T. Gook E FAN. ernor Blue had a visit from d H. Mackay of Calgary, a. recently. kay is president of the Junior er of Commerce of Canada, talking with the governor hile about trade relations be- the countries, Mackay asked sion to take some movies of vernor on color film, governor is quite a home fan himself. He agreed, but looking at Mackay's camera im he doubted if he would ch in the way of pictures in ice. tried it and it's hard to get exposure," said the gover- ut he was prepared to help, ed his assistants to bring in "ood lights and Mackay got tures. E'S THE AUTHORITY? has the authority to approve to slate employes under the ssed by the last legislature— overnor or the executive of which the governor is a r? is the question which the V general has been asked to hy a member of the council, legislature changed the ex- statute that all • salaries of mployes under the budget, those under elective state must be approved by the Her and governor to that of ptroller and the executive rnor Blue has taken the post actually the act did not the authority since he ap- hc various state boards and 'on and that, therefore, e. under his jurisdiction as 'vc official. uestion grew out of a dis- tween state and federal gov­ ts over salaries paid to state epartment employes. at time the governor in- that he would obtain a from the attorney general uestion of authority. How- formal request was made *as only recently that a m fmber submitted a writ- Mlnued. on Page Two)' Confidential reports from the University of Iowa upon the Iowa Every-Pupil Tests of basic skills given to all pupils in grades three to eight inclusive of the Postville School show that students in these grades are above the median as a whole upon these tests. This seems to indicate that the students in our grade, school arc accomplishing more than the average grade school students in the state as a whole. The Iowa Every Pupil tests cover the four major fields of reading, work-study skills, basic language skills, and basic arithmetic skills. The work of the local students was especially outstanding in the field of language skills with every grade falling above the median in this field. Included in the language skills fields were tests in punctuation, capitalization, usage, spelling, and "sentence sense. In the field? work study skills which included tests on map reading, use of references, use of index, and graphs, the local school appears to be slightly above average as a '. whole. In the reading field which included tests on reading comprehension and vocabulary, students of the local school appear slightly above average as a whole. Poorest showings for the local schoo( was in the field of basic arithmetic skills where every grade except the seventh grade fell below the state median. A meeting of grade teachers was held Tuesday evening with Superintendent Cook to plan remedies for this and other weaknesses that these tests seem to show in the achievement of our grade students. At this meeting it was agreed that special emphasis should be placed on arithmetic during the remainder of the scho.,1 year. Adaption of a new arithmetic testbook for all grades was also planned as our present arithmetic testbooks are going to pieces,' and their organization and contents are undoubtedly partially to blame for the low showing in this field. ) Particularly outstanding was the showing of the seventh grade on these examinations. The seventh grade was well above the median on all fifteen of the tests but fund; Independent Phone People of District Met Here Saturday A meeting of the northeastern Iowa group of the Iowa Independent Telephone Association comprising 19 counties' was held in Memorial Hall last Thursday from 10 a. m. to 3 o'clock. Operators, managers, linemen and directors, 85 in all, registered for the meeting at which R. B. Nelson, district manager of the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., of Waterloo, was tha principal speaker. Others on the program included C. C. Pearcc of Riceville, president of the Independent group; William Miller, Des Moines, secretary, and A. C. Ruble, Des Moines, of the Iowa Tax Commission. The latter spoke on the method of evaluating and assessing utilities such as tele phone companies. Mounting costs confronting the phone companies was the chief topic of discussion at the round table session, while problems with new methods of\ construction also brought out interesting information. At noon dinner was served to the group by the Ladies' Aid of St. Paul's Lutheran church in the church dining room. / New High Two fiirk Thrpp Rovs / tion papers to become a Republican iwo uiris, inree uoys ; candidate for the office of sheriff of Born at Postville Hospital mental knowledge of arithmetie^4ouxaa_rnerit_at Postville this week and here its record fell exactly on the median for the state. Another interesting sidelight on these tests was that the local school was one of about ten schools chosen to help the University of Iowa make a special investigation. The purpose of this investigation was to see how the students today compare with the grade students of the same .grades in 1941. This study was carried out by giving one half of the students in the Postville junior high the 1941 version of (he tests and other half the 1948 version. Results of this study have not been announced as yet. Pirates Advance to Finals Of Boys District Tourney The Pirates downed West Union last night, 31 to 24, and go into the finals Friday night against the winner of tonight's Monona-Crcsco tilt. Clermont won over Elgin last night in the Class B bracket, 47 to 25, and Friday evening meets the winner of the Lime Springs-McGregor game to be played tonight. Announcement was received hero Sunday afternoon by Supt. K. T. Cook that Postville had been chosen for holding one of the boys' district basketball tournaments this week, and first games were played Tuesday evening. In the local tourney are two Class AA teams, Dubuque High and Dubuque (Loras) who meet Thursday evening at 7:30, that being the only game of the evening. Four Class A teams will tangle here, Postville meeting West Union Tuesday night at 8:45 and Cresco vs.'Monona tonight at 8:45. The winners of these two games meet at 8:45 Friday night. There will also be four Class B teams, Clermont playing Elgin at 7:30 Tuesday night, and Lime Springs vs. McGregor at 7:30 tonight. The winners of these two games meet at 7:30 Friday night. Last year we ate an average of 156 pounds of meat per person. This year we will have about 143 pounds per person. Five babies were born during thi past week at Postville Hospital, two girls and three boys. Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schneider of Clermont have a daughter, weighing 7 lbs., born February 26. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Schultz of, Monona, a daughter. 8'4 lbs., born February 26. Mr. and Mrs. Davy Van De Berg of McGregor, a son, 6 lbs., 9 oz., born February 26. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fritz of Clermont, a son, lbs., born February 27. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Plummer of Luana, a son, 5 lbs., born March 2. Pirates Advance y\ To District Tourney As Waukon Falters nounce for an office in the county J^*Mr. Martindale, a World War II veteran, served as deputy sheriff under Peter Hendrickson, present sheriff, before resigning to become town marshal here. His father, Ben Martindale, was sheriff of Allamakee county about 26 years ago. Upon his death, Don's mother was appointed to fill the vacancy, and sheJiecame the first woman sheriff in_IowaA Don therefore was raisecTin -the environment of law enforcement from early childhood and is familiar with the duties of the office. He is a graduate of Waukon high school, and came here when his mother and brother and sister established their home here a number of years ago. Postville's Pirates emerged vie torious over Waukon for the fourth time during the season Friday night, this time by a 28 to 16 margin. This victory made the Postville team sectional champions and entitled them to play in the district i to Apparently PosTvitte—teams—haver] had Waukon's number this year, for this victory made Postville the winner in twelve Postville-Waukon athletic contests without a loss, counting junior high, reserve and first team games. The game followed the pattern of the other three Waukon games. Postville was held to less than thirty points for the third time and Waukon scored less than twenty points for the third time. No other team has held the Pirates to less than thirty points, but the Pirates have held but one other team to less than twenty. In fact, Waukon was held to twenty field goals for the four games, or an average of one per player per game. Jim Mai one led the scoring with nine counters and Dean Gunderson followed with six. Bernie Martins and Bob Douglass handled two- thirds of the Postville rebounds between them, and Don Heins was a defensive thorn in the Waukon guard play until he fouled out in the final quarter. Postville now advances to district play. To qualify for the sub- state tourney, they must emerge victorious over West Union in their opening round game, and then defeat the winner of the Cresco-Monona game Friday night. Sectional Results. Elgin emerged victorious in the Ciass B sectional tourney here Friday night, defeating New Albin, 29 to 17. To reach the finals, Elgin had defeated Lansing, and New Albin spanked Waterville, both of the semi-final games going into overtime periods. Postville Rifle Club Drop to Second Place Postville Gun and Rifle Club entrants in last week's postal match lost to the team from Steamboat Rock by a margin of 15 points, 725 to 710. The loss dropped the local team in a three-way tie .for second place with DesMoines and Kossuth. Scores of the local team members were announced as follows: Herb Straate 180, Dr. H. D. Cole 174, Elmer Sander 174, and Laurence Hofer 173. Postville Marshal Files For Sheriff Donald Martindale, Postville town marshal, Monday took out nomina Allamakee county at the June primaries.'? He is the first to an Name Candidates for Annual School Election Elrie Ruckdaschel and Kermit James will be the candidates for directors of the Postville Indepen- ent School District at the election ._ be held next Monday. W. A. Kneeland is the candidate to succeed himself as treasurer of the jdistrict. Nomination papers for these three candidates were filed last week with Keith Gray, secretary of the school board. We were misinformed last week and stated that the terms of John Falb and Kermit James expired, but have since learned that Mr. Falb's term has another year to run. Polling place will be at the school house and voting may be done between the hours of 12 o'clock noon and 7 p. m. Members of the school board will serve as judges and clerks of election. Jersey Parish Meets To Elect New Officers Members of Parish No. 1, Jersey Breeders Association of northeastern Iowa, met here last Thursday afternoon for their annual meeting. Harry Cline of West Union was elected president; D. N. Olmstead of McGregor was chosen vice president, and Phil Durnan of Ossian was named secretary-treasurer. . Jack Martins of Postville was chosen to the board of directors. It was agreed to hold a Jersey parish show and picnic the week of July 26 to August 3, the place to be decided upon later. Cub Pack Plans Being Completed At the meeting held by parents of eligible boys for the proposed Cub Pack in the Boy Scout movement being organized here, a committee was appointed to draw up the program and formulate the organization. Kermit James is temporary chairman of the committee, other members being A. 3. Palas, John Falb, Elrie Ruckdaschel, Willard Schutte and Orville Meyer. This committee will meet this week to name a cubmaster, cub mothers and outline a program of work to be followed by the Cub Pack. At last week's parents' meeting Mrs, Edward Cordeg of Monona, a cub mother, and Lester Kent of Dubuque, area cub executive, were here to help in organizing the local group and to explain the program of Cub Scouting. To Print Photos Of Local Children The office furniture and fixtures, of the Allarriakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative were moved Saturday into the new building and this week is being devoted to getting settled in the various office rooms ; artj2gnts > y Open house -for members of the Cooperative will be held when they assemble in Postville for their annual meeting Saturday, March 13, while Postville townspeople are to be given an opportunity to inspect the building at a date to be announced shortly by Kermit James, manager of the Cooperative. P ^Harold Christofferson, who for several years was employed by the L. L. Hill hardware, has accepted the position of wiring inspector and load building advisor, starting upon these duties Monday. Miss Elaine Green has been added to the bookkeeping force, and Miss Marion I The Postville Herald wants a photograph of every youngster in this trading area for publication in i forthcoming feature titled, "Citizens of Tomorrow." "It is a grand idea," seems to be the concensus of opinion voiced by parents of this community. "It certainly 'clicks' with me," said one mother, who plans to bring Her youngsters to the special children 's photographer in the Commercial Hotel on Saturday, March 6, from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. 1 j As an added feature, the Studio (Woltz of Des Moines, Iowa) taking the pictures for this event, has announced they will conduct a photo contest—winners of which will receive valuable awards. Every child has a chance to win— beauty alone does not count, and judging will be based solely upon the personality and charm portrayed in the picture. Uniform size, a recent photograph, as well as good photographic reproduction quality are of vital importance to both a newspaper feature and a fairly run photo contest, so arrangements were made with specialists in this work. The Woltz Studios are nationally known children's photographers and one of their child specialists will be "on the job" to capture that winning expression. These are the facts and only requirements: All children in this trading area are eligible. There will be no charge of any kind ! There are no strings! Nothing need be subscribed for; you do not even have to be a reader or subscriber of the Herald. If you wish to, you ma purchase prints of your children by arrangements with the studio when you select the pose you want published and entered in the contest. But even that is entirely up to you, for there are no obligations of any kind—now, then, or there-' after. Appointments are not necessary. All children, however, must be accompanied by a parent or other adult. childl^ix-^axs. Jensen Dance Nets. $50 For Hospital Auxiliary A good turnout was reported at Saturday night's dance given as a farewell party for Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Jensen who moved this week to Minnesota. After expenses were paid, the committee^ presented a purse of $25 to the Jensens, and the remainder, more than $50, was donated to the Postville Hospital Auxiliary, for use in their work. Commercial Club To Hear Musicians When the Postville Commercial Club meets Thursday evening, March 11, for their monthly meeting, vocal and instrumental soloists and groups from Postville liigh school will furnish the evening's entertainment, the program committee announced this morning. The club will partake of a 6:30 o'clock dinner in the basement of Memorial Hall, and this will be followed by the program. President Earl Abernethy stated today that several important business matters will be brought before the club for action at the regular business session after the program, including the observance of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the first post office in Postville which marked the founding of a permanent town here, A smoker will,follow. REA Office Moved To New Building; Add To Personnel Number 18. Citizens Caucus Picks Ticket for Town Election With One Exception, All Incumbents Put Back in Nomination „ ...... ... daschel, Keith Gregg, James Over- Powers of this city will assume-al.^ and Glenn olson for counci ,_ '^^J^^t^fl^i^^fnen; L. O. Beucher for treasurer and Louis Schutte for hospital The McNeil buildififwHich has housed the local REA offices since its organization has been rented to Falb Motor & Implement Co., who have not announced to what use the building will be put. \ I Rural Mail Carriers to/} Assist in Game Survey \ -! Rural mail carriers Elmer L. Meyer and Harvey Q. Christofferson will assist the State Conservation commission in determining game populations during the next year. These men, and others throughout the state, will report their observations of all pheasants, quail and cotton-tails seen while driving their routes every day for;/) Four surveys will be made during 1948, with the first count being made in late March. , Other counts will be made in July, September, and next January. y4 ^Th. Two Country Fires Demonstrate Worth Of New Equipment Two fires in the country made trips" necessary for the new rural fire fighting equipment, one on Sunday morning to the Kenneth Schultz farm, and the other call was to the Harlen Heins home on the Jess Uhl farm, northeast of town Tuesday forenoon. At the latter place it developed a chimney was burning out, but no damage resulted.^ e Schultz family was less fortunate. There fire had broken out behind the kitchen stove and before it was brought under control the downstairs rooms were badly blicped or scorched by the terrific heat .J} Firemen used only 200 gal- Tons of water to extinguish tHe fire. Mr. and Mrs. Schultz and their hired man, George Frederick, were out doing the morning chores. The Schultz children, Donna, 12. John, 10, and Barbara, 3, were sleeping in the house, when the fire was discovered by the hired man who summoned Mr. and Mrs. Schultz from their chores. The alarm was sent to neighbors and the town firemen via a telephone in the dairy house, and the fire truck responded at once. In the meantime the Schultz children were removed from the house through windows, the two younger children through the downstairs bedroom window, while Donna crawled out of an upstair window onto the porch roof, from where she was rescued by her father with the aid of a ladder. Much, of the interior will have to be rebuild and some of the furniture needs replacing. Fire insurance adjustors came to the Schultz home Sunday afternoon to view and appraise the damage done, and it is hoped to start repair work immediately. Both Were Members. Chief Glenn Olson of the fire department reported Tuesday afternoon that both Mr. Schultz and Mr. Heins held membership in the rural fire fighting company. "At the farmers' banquet the other night I urged fire prevention measures be taken on all farms, as well as in town," Mr. Olson stated. "I again renew that warning today, and you may tell all farmers who have not joined up with the rural fire truck company that memberships are still available. ;• And tell them, too, that the men manning the truck are ready and willing to answer all calls promptly. It was no snap to buck the snowstorm this morning, but weather won't stop us if we get the call for help." trustee. , Since the caucus was held, it was discovered that the term of A. L. Peterson for hospital trustee expires this year instead of Louis Schutte's. The nomination of Louis Schutte therefore was void, and a petition for A. L. Peterson as a candidate to succeed himself has since been circulated and filed with (Town.Clerk Joseph B. Steele. \ The caucus was called to order by Willard Schutte, who with Joe Hecker form the Town Committee. Mr. Schutte was elected as chairman of the caucus and Robert Burling was chosen secretary. The chairman appointed R. C. Huebner /and Milo Meyer as tellers, but since all nominees were unopposed' and ballotting was unnecessary', their services were not required. Before adjournment the caucus reelected Joe Hecker and Willard Schutte as Town Committee for the coming two years. The town election will be held at Memorial Hall Monday, March 29, from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. |\ 200 at Farmers' Banquet Last Thursday Evening All present Postville officials with one exception were renomi­ nated at the citizens caucus held in the basement of Memorial Hall Monday evening. Fred J. Miller, former councilman, was nominated to succeed .Harold H. Schroeder who has moved from the corporation and was not a candidate. Others placed in nomination on the ticket named by the caucus as the "Citizens Ticket" were M. C. Deering for mayor; Fred C. Ruck- Two hundred men were served at the Commercial Club's annual banquet to the farmers of this community, according to the count kept by Mrs. Arno Schutte, who had charge of the dinner and its serving. Mrs. Schutte and her staff of aides handled the huge crowd in rapid order, thirty minutes only being required from the time serving started ' until the tables were cuear«d at Memorial Hall last Thursday night. The menu consisted of meat loaf, green string beans, escalloped potatoes, graham and white rolls, pie and coffee. Robert Burling presided as toastmaster at the speaking program after the dinner. He introduced Earl Abernethy, president of thj Postville Commercial Club who welcomed the farmer friends to the banquet. Mr. Burling then called on Glenn Olson, chief of the Rural. Fire Truck Association who gave a report on the equipment purchased about a year ago and stated that it had provided good "insurance" here, the truck having been called to only one fire in 1947 and to two alarms thus far in 1948. He asked continued fire prevention measures be taken on all rural and town properties to continue this good record. Burnell Wright of the Refrigeration Engineering Construction Company was then introduced and told of the proposed new packing plant which Fred W. Groth is planning to erect here this year. Tom G. Dyer of Des Moines was then introduced as the main,speaker of the evening and lived up to advance publicity which had la­ belled him "Dynamite Dyer." Giving 15 minutes to a series of humorous stories in rapid fire order, Mr. Dyer entered upon his main topic, "Feeding The Hungry." The speaker, stressed the importance of raising food products needed to feed the world and then related how feed manufacturers have • developed through scientific study new products that bring about more efficient development of animals most economically. ATTEND BROTHER'S FUNERAL AT OWATONNA. MINNESOTA Mr. and Mrs. John Krambeer and son, Harlan, of Monona, and Mrs. E. A. Reiners of West Union were here Friday afternoon while en- route to Owafonna, Minn., where on Saturday morning they attended the funeral of the brother of the two ladies, Rudolph Landt, who passed away Wednesday.

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