artiesMeetto ick Delegates 0 Convention c system by which the Repub- s eventually wilt choose the ince for President and for vice ident will reach the second c March 12. •Bt 's the date for the 99 county identinl conventions which will e the delegates from each coun- the state presidential conven- schcduled for the Des Moines eum April 2. g ood many people who are mildly interested in politics— the number probably would in- 1 vast majority of the citizens owa —frequently comment that re's nothing I can do about settle man who'll run for ident on my party ticket so should 1 get interested?" e fact is that our system of cracy was so established that one could have n voice in the tion of candidates for Prosi- lf you are a member of a • and don 't 1 take part in its af- the plain fact is that you only yourself to blame if you like the man named, re's why: e process of selecting delegates' e state Republican presidential ention started right down in rccincts. The same is true of Democratic party process. In words, it makes no differ- which party you belong to, have an opportunity to par te in the caucuses of that in your own precinct, r the precinct names its dele- to the county convention and county convention names the ty's delegates to the state con- on. The convention selects delegates who will represent state at the party's national ntion. us, it's obvious that those who j ded and participated in pre- caucus activities played a in the selection of the men will head their party's ticket. Republican precinct caucus- ere held last week. County ntions, as stated previously, his week. The state conven- is April 2. uicrats will hold their prc- caucuses between April 19 24. Their county conventions et for April 30 and their state ntion at Des Moines May 15 h of the national conventions be in Philadelphia—thej Re- can beginning June 21 and the cratic beginning July 12,- POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1948. Number 19. Postville and Clermont Win District Crowns Pirates Play Oelwein In Sub-State Thursday; Clermont vs. Hudson The Postville Pirates, who emerged as class A champions of the local district tournament, will play Oelwein Thursday night in the sub-state meet in Waterloo. Clermont, class B champions here, meet Hudson at Waterloo tonight. Other games at the sub-state are Belle Plaine vs. Dysart in class A, New Hartford vs. Rudd in class B, Marshalltown vs. West Wa- , tcrloo, and Loras vs. Mason' City in class A A. /\ HER CHANGE. you are a Republican and attend the presidential ',cau- n your precinct, you'll have er chance to attend a precinct s before the summer is oyer, t will be the caucus which Jelect the delegates for .the ial county convention that^ nes after the primary clec- This county convention— in all 99 counties by both s—selects delegates to the bi- 1 state convention, fills any cies on the county ticket, delegates to the state ju- convcnlion, the district ju- convenlion, to the congress- district convention (which isj only in case of a congrcssion- cket vacancy) and to the senatorial district convention h is held only in event of a cy for state senator). in presidential election you have two opportunities rticipate in affairs of your X RETURNS. us Jensen, 36 of Des Moines, served as secretary ,of the Liquor Control commission 1939 to 1944, has been named nt director in charge of in- al promotion of the Iowa De- ent Commission, ney Q. Sclby is the director commission which has the promoting the state of Iowa. DRIVERS BEWARE. Public Safety Commissioner W. Kah |'s office is going he driver who has more than are of trouble on the high- ofTiee has sent letters to 1,000 drivers who, according rds, have been violating the f the road too frequently. • went to individuals who two "moving" traffic viola- against them or a total of or more violations of all during the last two years. . issioner Kahl believes, from of the records, that a great r—in fact, the majority— ot 's on Iowa's highways toe caused by a small number le. '« can get these drivers to tock of themselves, it will ves," he said, "and it won't rdship on anyone." aw gives the safety depart- e right to suspend a driver's •f the individual is an ha- violatov of. motor vehicle ROLE SCHOOL. jowa board of parole has 10 establish a pre-parole ° r . toose at the state re- nunued on Page Two) UEostville 's Pirates emerged the champions of the class A district tournament played here by downing Monona 36 toJ !9 in the final game Friday night.\ The Pirates were in control all the way, taking an 11 to 5 first quarter lead with Don Heins slipping three quick shots through the hoop to get the team started. Thc_ second quarter was played on near even terms, the half ending with the Pirates ahead 19 to 12. fhe team came back strong in the third quarter and increased their lead to 31 to 18. With victory in sight the boys relaxed and allowed the Bulldogs to outscore them 11 to 5 during the last quarter. The game was probably the best that the locals had produced this year, for not only were they oul- scrapping and oulrcbounding their taller opponents, but ihey were outwiiting them for easy lay-up shots. The Postville defense was at its best, and Monona players were forced to take difficult shots in their efforts to score. Lambert Monona guard, who had scored 19 points in a first round game with Crosco was held to 5, and no Monona player was able to connect for more than two field goals. The Postville scoring was evenly dis tributcd with Don Heins and Ber nie Martins each collecting ten points. The Monona team finished their season with a 22 won, 4 lost record with the Pirates responsible for two of those defeats. The victory for Postville was nineteen in a row and advances them to the sub-state tourney this week at Waterloo. Bernie Martins, recently elected captain by a unanimous vote of his teammates, accepted the trophy for the Pirates, the fourth the team has won this season. year's Pirates will be third" Postville team to reach sub-slate tourney in six years, they will be attempting to their first round game to set other Postvillea-ecord. Postville FG Heins 5 Gunderson 2 Martins 5 Malone 2 Douglass 1 Hills 0 Schultz 0 Rima 0 Peakc 0 FT 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 the the and win an 15 Monona FG Hubacher 2 Hazlett 1 Wilke 2 Lambert 1 Kuester 2 Appel 1 Huckstadt 0 9 6 FT , 2 1 4 3 1 0 0 11' Other District Results. In the first round of the district meet, held last Tuesday evening, the Pirates spanked West Union, 31 to 24, for the right to enter the class A finals against Monona who defeated Cresco Wednesday evening, 40 to 37. Clermont came from behind Tuesday night to take their first round class B game from a scrappy Elgin aggregation, 47 to 25, to send them into the finals against McGregor who Wednesday night defeated Lime Springs, 25 to 22, in a red-hot ball game. Thursday night saw the only class AA teams in the tournament, Dubuque High and Loras, Dubuque, fight it out for advancement to the sub-state, Loras winning 32 to 26. In the final game of the class B bracket Friday night, McGregor overtook Clermont in the second half, but finally succumbed to superior height. The final score, Clermont 55, McGregor 36. Dubuque U. Choir To Come Sunday For Church Concert The a capella choir of the University of Dubuque will present a concert of religious music at the Community Presbyterian church on next Sunday afternoon at 3:30. The choir, under the direction of Prof. Franklin Le Bar is on a one thousand mile tour through northern Iowa and South Dakota, its first since the war. The program'Ho be presented at the concert includes "Tenebrae Factae Sunt" by Palestrina; "Exul- tate Deo (five parts), Palestrina; "O Vos Omnes," Vittoria; "Miscricor- dias Domini," Durante. This group will be presented by Choir I and II. The a capella choir will sing the following group: "Let The Blessed Spirit" (seven parts), Tschesnok- qf; "O Praise Ye" (eight parts) Tschaikowsky; "Nunc Dimittis" (eight parts) Gretchaninoff; "In the Lord Doth My Soul Rejoice" (eight parts) Balakireff. Jeanette Kolls will play the Andante from "Second Concerto in D Minor," Wieniawki; and Marilyn Jones will offer an oboe solo. The program will conclude with a group by the a capella choir including "Grant Unto Me The Joy of Thy Salvation," Motet Opus 29 No. 2; and "Create in Me, O God" Psalm LI, both by Brahms; "O Gladsome Light," Sullivan; "The Shepherd" Lutkin. Eleanor Drescher will be featured as the solo voice in • the latter two selections. "Regeneration" and "Glorification" (from Motet Celestial Springs) by Christiansen, by the choir will end the program. Three Local Stores Report Burglaries On Thursday Night ,Burglars entered the Louis L. Hill hardware store, the Farmers Store and the Falb implement warehouse some time Thursday night and since then Sheriff Peter Hendrickson and state jjgfints have been working on the_£ase ._J At Hill's store three rifles, 40 boxes of shells and an undetermined number of tools were taken. At the Farmers Store pennies left in the cash register were taken. Nothing was reported taken at the Falb building. The burglars gained admittance at each place by breaking the glass in the rear doors and then unlocking the doors. The district basketball tournament was in progress that night, the two Dubuque teams being the. : contestants. This kept the marshal; Donald Martindale. near the school house to direct traffic. Ordinarily he tries all doors of business houses and when he made his rounds at 11:30 p. m. found nothing to arouse his curiosity nor did he discover anything amiss. Friday morning when the break- ins were discovered by the storekeepers, Marshal Martindale was summoned and he in turn notified Sheriff Hendrickson who came here with Deputy Sheriff William Ryan to investigate. The sheriff later notified the state division of criminal investigation and State Agent Ray Waterman arrived here Saturday to gather available evidence and finger prints which are being employed to solve the crime. Mr. Waterman reported that Iowa has been hard hit by" burglaries this winter, especially in the central section of the state and lately at Decorah and other northern cities, stating that the local breakins may be the work of the same gang operating elsewhere in the state. 'llth Hour Four Boy Babies Born At Postville Hospital The following couples, all from this community, had sons born to them at Postville Hospital during the past week: Mr. and Mrs. Cliff J. Olson, March 4; named Francis Joseph, weight 9 lbs. Mother was the former Ida Mae Severn. Mr. and Mrs. Burnell Anderson, March 5; named ^ Dean Russell, weight 7 : >i lbs. ' •• • Mr. and Mrs. Don Rose, March 8; named Steven Alan; weight 8V4 lbs. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Smith, March 8; named Phillip Anthony; weight 8 lbs. ODD FELLOWS TO INITIATE. The Odd Fellows will have work in the initiatory degree at their regular weekly meeting in their lodge hall Friday night and expect to see most of their members present Photographers to Be Here March 18 The heavy snowstorm prevented the Woltz Studios photographers from getting here last Saturday as advertised in the Herald. They left Williamsburg but were marooned in the blocked roads. Local people who called at the Commercial Hotel to have their children's pictures taken in the contest will be pleased to learn that a new date has been set for their visit here. In a telephone conversation witn the offices in Des Moines the Herald was assured that they will come to the Commercial Hotel on Thursday, March 18. An advertisement to this effect and setting out in detail the rules of the contest appears elsewhere in today's Herald. Read it and come to Postville and have the children's pictures taken Thursday, March 18 for publication in they Herald. ^ M,rs. Fred Meiske, 64, Passes On in New York / "Word* 1 was received here last week of the passing on of Mrs. Fred W. Meiske, a former Postville resident, last Thursday morning at ^ier home'in Dodds Ferry, JNew York.l |iMr. an 'a *1Slrs 'r 'Meiske "had spent tKe Kvinter in Orlando, Florida, and lonly recently returned to their home. She was 64 years old. Funeral services were held in Dubuque Sunday afternoon and interment was. in Linwood cemetery in that city. Mrs. Meiske was born at Postville September 8, 1883, and attended the local schools. She was married to Fred Meiske here and Postville remained their ' home until ? they ..moved, to. Hartley and later to Dodds Ferry^ /The Meiskes operated the CommeTcial Hotel for a number of years and Mr. Meiske was also engaged in the produce business here"fcnd at Hartley. Surviving'ner are her husband, one son, Cloy, of Hastings-on-the- Hudson, N. Y., a granddaughter, Barbara Meiske, one brother, Otto Rasmusen, of Orlando, Florida, and one sister, Bessie Stoltz, of Dubuque. Her parents and one brother, Louis N. Rasmusen, preceded her in death. She was a member of Postville Chapter, No. 238, Order of the Eastern Star. Henry Kahle, 75/ Passes Saturday i Funeral services were held here TAKES NEW POSITION. Duane Lammert is the new station attendant at the Victor Walter Sinclair station. He was formerly employed at Postville creamery. Strictly Business At Commercial Club It will be strictly a business session when the Postville Commercial Club meets Thursday evening. The regular 6:30 o'clock dinner will be served beforehand. The school musicians who were scheduled to furnish a musical program at the club's meeting, notified the entertainment committee Monday that they would not appear. Interest is running high here in the sub-state basketball tournament at Waterloo in which the Postville Pirates tomorrow night will play, and many of the school musicians wish to attend that tourney. President Earl Abernethy promises a lively business meeting, with plenty of matters needing the attention of the club at this time. The musical- program originally scheduled for tomorrow night will be provided at a later meeting. Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock in St. Paul's Lutheran church for Henry J. KahU?, 75, who had passed away Saturdaylat the hospital in Independence where he had been a patient for several months. The services were conducted by the Rev. F. R. Ludwig and interment was in Postville cemetery. Mr. Kahle was born at Garnavillo October 12, 1872, as the son of August and Mary Balke Kahle and as a youth came to this community. He was married to Sophia Schroeder of Postville November 21, 1895, and to this union three children were born, all of whom survive. Mrs. Kahle passed away June 16, 1917. He. was married to Anna Margaret Schneider of Cresco, May 23, ,1922, who, together with the following children, survive him: Alvin Kahle ' and Emma, Mrs. Walter ^Lammert of Postville, and Mabel, Mrs. LeRoy Wagner of Clinton, Minn. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mary Fuelling of Farmersburg, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Kahle spent the early years of his life at National. After leaving that community he spent several years in western Iowa, and then came to Postville where he spejit the remainder of his life, first farming west of town and later in Postville. \ / E. E. Burdick Passes At Minneapolis Sunday U-3IL .E. Burdick, 83, a former resident o£ Postville and the Hardin community, passed away Sunday while shoveling snow at his home in Minneapolis, Minn. He was a brother of Arthur S. Burdick^] of this city who left yesterday ~To " J attend the funeral in Minneapolis. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. "W. N. Burdick of this city. He lived for many years on the farm now owned by Lawrence Schultz near Hardin. Upon retiring, he and his family moved to Minneapolis where they have since lived. Mr. Burdick, in addition to his brother, Arthur, is survived by his widow, who was the former Ella Taylor of this city, two sons, Wesley and Eugene, and two daughters, Lois and Amy. The four Burdick children are graduates of Postville high - school, Eugene and Amy living in Seattle, 1 ' Wash., and Wesley and Lois, now Mrs. Ray Burnham, live in Minneapolis. Snow, Sub-Zero Hits This Section In our 50 years ago items on page three is carried an item that tells of farmers back in March '98 being in the fields plowing and making ready to do their seeding. But that isn't the case in March '48. A 12-inch snowfall over the weekend was followed Monday night by a blast of frigidity that sent Postville thermometers down to a shivering 10 degrees below zero, both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Snow plows kept roadways open for the most part, but school buses met blocked side roads when they went to bring the children in Monday morning. Several loads arrived belatedly, but safely. Here in town Street Commissioner Otto Appel is clearing streets of the snow with the new "bulldozer" and traffic is moving normally, again. ^11 School Officials Reelected Monday; Hill on County Board Only 63 ballots were cast at Monday afternoon's ennual school election, with present office holders who were candidates for reelection being renamed. These were Kermit James and Elrie Ruckdaschel for directors for three years, and W. A. Kneeland for treasurer for two years. i In the balloting for county board of education director from area three which includes Post, Ludlow, Jefferson and Franklin townships, Louis L. Hill, unopposed, received all 63 votes. County Superintendent of Schools M. H. Goede reported this morning that returns from Monday's election for members of the county board of education were still incomplete, so results will' not be known until later in the week. Holdover directors in the Post ville Independent School district are John Falb, Dr. R. F. Schneider and Joseph B. Steele. The new di rectors will take office at next Mon i^day night's reorganization meeting of the board, while the treasurer's new term begins July 1. O'Brien Recalls Circus Slickers Of Early Days Former Ludlow Man Gives Vivid Account Of Old "Skin Game" Local Student at Coe Named to Honor Society iXouis-. Hill, Jr., student at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, last week was notified that he had been named to Phi Kappa Phi, national honorary society. This is the highest honor any organization on the Coe campus can bestow upon a student thereTj _Lx >u4s -isThe son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Hill of this city and is a senior at Coe. Invite Local People To Inspect REA's Building March 18 Kermit James, manager of the Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative, said Monday his organization is making plans for 1500 to 1800 nfembers to appear here Saturday when the annual meeting of the organization is held. One of the events on the program will be the open house in the forenoon, when members will be shown the new building into which the offices were moved March 1. It will be impossible to accomo date others than members Saturday on the inspection tour of the new building, so Mr. James, through an advertisement in today's Herald is extending an invitation to local business men and the general public to visit the new building at a second open house on Thursday, March 18, from one to five o'clock. Visitors will be shown through the offices and they will also be served coffee and doughnuts befort they leave. Wisdom To Speak. At Saturday's meeting of the members of the Cooperative, Earl Wisdom, executive secretary of "the Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative association will deliver>~the main address in the high school auditorium. Before the program, members will be served dinner in two local churches, St. Paul's Lutheran and Community Presbyterian. After the dinner the business meeting and election of officers will be held, followed by Mr. Wisdom's talk. Attendance prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the meeting. Republicans' Caucus Picks County Delegates Delegates to the Republican county convention to be held at Waukon Friday of this week were chosen at a Post township caucus held last Friday evening. Those who will represent this precinct are Leon Chamberlain, M. C. Deering, John Falb, Louis L. Hill, George P. Hartley, Clarence C. Hoth. Wm. J. Klingbeil, W. A. Kneeland. Amy K. Marston, Donald Martindale, A. L. Peterson, Willard Schutte and Ethel Steele. The county convention will convene at 10 a. m! in the assembly room of the court house at Waukon, where delegates to the state convention will be chosen. W. A. Kneeland is the Post township committeeman and Mrs. E. C. Marston is the committeewoman. ATTENDS TRAINING SCHOOL. Everett Cook, accompanied by Allen Habiger of Elgin, was at Waterloo several days last week, where the men attended a Chevrolet training school; Joe O'Brien of Waukon, well known to many of our readers through his long residence in Ludlow township before he moved to the county seat, writes an interesting article on the "slickers" who years ago were hangers -on with all traveling circuses. Joe writes: "It was a long time ago, 50 years or so, that Waukon had its first railroad show, the Wallace Circus. It came up the branch in four sections, each section having its own engine. Owing to the many curves on this line, they had only a few of their longer cars in each section. "I was in town early to be on hand when the circus unloaded. The roads leading into Waukon as 'well as the streets in town were jammed with traffic— a few buggies, lots of lumber wagons, plenty people on horseback and a great many afoot. They came from every corner of the county and they were met by a lot of confidence men who v/ere hangers-on of the circus. "These shady characters with their shell games, the three card monte men and the dice throwers were out to fleece the country lads. "I went right out to the grounds where the big side shows were already open for business. I remember I had two silver dollars to spend, but when I bought my ticket for 25 cents, the going price of admission to a circus in those days, the ticket seller handed me a handful of nickels in change out of one of my dollars. I turned aside and counted my change and discovered he had short-changed me 40 cents. I waited around until the crowd was in the show, then in a low voice said to the ticket sailer, 'You made' a mistake; I have 40 cents coming.' He answered me in a low voice, 'Oh, I did?' and ga%'e me the 40 cents. Slicker Goes to Work. "I went from there downtown. It was then about 11 o'clock, and there I saw a larger crowd than I have ever seen at any Corn Day celebration. The people were massed from the Earle corner to the People's Bank. At one place a man was standing atop a big box and he had another one inside. He kept yelling at the top of his voice. "Keep away if you don t want to get skinned." He tossed a bushel basketful of cheap jewelry in every direction into the crowds, and repeating over and over, "All I ask of you is to speak a good word for me and the company I represent, the great America Jewelry Company of Providence, Rhode Island.' , "He sold a lot of his junk, gave away bushels more. Finally an old gentleman named Sanderson crowded up to the slick artist and shook his fist at him and said. 'Young man, you had better look in the Bible.' But the slicker answered, 'One fool at a time,' and kept right on selling his clocks at one dollar apiece. With every clock he sold he gave the purchaser back the dollar and another one with it. He did. that for about five clocks and then remarked, 'You can give me just as much as you want to, $5 $10, $15, and I'll give it back to you with as much more.' He sold bushels of clocks at about an average price of $10, the same clocks he had offered earlier for $1.00 each. He soon had so many customers he couldn't begin to give back their money, nor had he ever intended to. "After he had sold all of his wares, he reached down under where he had put the money and came up with a bigger bunch o£ currency than I have seen before or since that day. 'And now m conclusion,' he said, 'what would you do if you had all this money ' He had several cappers out in the crowd who gave him the answer he wanted, 'I 'd put it in my pocket." And he replied, 'Yes sir, that 's just what I was intending to do. When I came out here this forenoon you had the money and I had the experience. Now I have the money and you have the experience.' With that he said good-bye and disappeared into the crowd." Many of our older readers will recall the slickers who traveled with the early-day circuses. But: with the advent of such shows as Ringling Bros., and Barnum & Bailey's the slickers were banned from circus lots by private detectives who were hired by the circuses to protect their customers.
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