Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 17, 1948 · Page 1
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Wednesday, March 17, 1948
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eaker Race Wide Open s PotBoils ws that Speaker G. T. Kuester riswold will run again for the . of representatives-'brings up question of whether he will to succeed himself, yono knowing the speaker a period of years is inclined to iew that the speaker will not candidate to succeed himself— e will take his old seat in the chamber to continue as one c most effective voices in the vpver, if Kuester has am- s (o go further in politics— many now doubt—it would his advantage to run again eaker providing he was sure h of the votes to get the of- gain. representative, who is ex- to bo a candidate for spcak- he returns is Reo. W. H. las of Mason City. He heads ommittee which is in charge school of instruction for the house members and this puts n n good position to meet all newcomers to the house. . Nicholas is the man who in- ced the community property ill in the last session. This ould have given to Iowans the ge that some 12 other states given their citizens—that of ng their incomes for federal e tax purposes, thus creating ins of considerable amount, bill was defeated on the floor house but there was good to blame the defeat on the that members were not fa- wilh it. A good many of who voted against it later hey would have voted for it • felt the federal government t going to do something about unity property., r candidates are bound to ip in event Speaker Kuester t want the job again—and robably will even if he does, of the potential candidates ated himself when Rep. W. R. en of Bloomfleld decided to r the senate seat in his dis- POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 1948. Number 20. ORE CANDIDATES? oush Guy M. Gillette of kee. who has announced hun­ willing to accept the Demo- nomination for the United senate, has made it plain feels the race should be to anyone—that his running not keep others'out of the Iowa Chairman Jake S. More ook at it a bit differently, he recent Jackson Day dinner rmer senator was the toast- Among the speaker was County Attorney Carroll O. r of Des Moines, n the meeting was ready to ourned. Chairman More took strum and said, in effect: have rtow seen the two can- that we are going to elect ce this fall." this mean that there will be tests for these offices in the nitie primary. It undoubt- i. Most folks feel that an More was merely being about it, rather than to try to by acting as if there were more candidates when it's obvious that there isn't. TTK ON WALLACE. entntly. when Gillette took e Jackson Day meeting he few minutes to say that his ud Henry Wallace was mak- "serious mistake." aid that he believed Wallace "sincere man and an honest But he said Wallace—who ed Gillette when the late nt Roosevelt attempted to him from the Democratic n 1938—was making a mis- tte said under our form of cut it was best to operate two party system since we liniited tenure of office for ief executive. In countries there are multi-party sys- c said, the party in power here as long as it has- the nee of the people and no No one knows how long 11 be. Since we have a term years for our chief execu- is best that we get the per- there who best represents Pie. When a third party it often results in splitting ~rs from the other parties end result is that the party cast represents the view of Pic is catapulted into the 'ouse. • tc said that third party ef- d failed under the direction dynamic personalitiese as Roosevelt and Bob LaFol- "wt all they accomplished split their own parties and c tory to the opposition on a latter. • *s why Wallace is making a according to the former "VE SERVICE. a stir was created in Iowa * when it was reported c 'ive service boards were ' U P again and soon.. Charles H. Grahl, ad- Umied on Page Two) Oelwein Pushes Pirates Out of Sub-State49-45 Prospects of State Title Snuffed Out by Speedy Shop City Cage Team The Oelwein battling basketball team brought the Postville Pirates' cage season to a close at Waterloo Thursday by downing the Pirates 49 to 45. It was a tough one for the locals to lose, but they didn't give in without putting up a good showing. The team stepped out to a first quarter lead of 19 to 7. Dean Gunderson played brilliant ball during the quarter, accounting for ten of the team points. The second quarter was a complete reversal of form. Dick Chado, Huskie forward, proceeded to flash his usual scoring form and put through eleven points during the stanza. In the meantime the Pirates were suffering an offensive lapse as well as a complete defensive collapse. The half ended in a tie with the score nt 26 to 26. The second half started with both teams playing a cautious brand of ball, for both had learned to respect the other's offensive ability. The play was even throughout the quarter and the score stood at 34,to 34 at its completion. The final quarter found both teams throwing caution to the winds and going out to outscorc the other. Bob Douglass, who had been a real offensive help throughout the game, fouled out with five minutes left. Nevertheless, the Pirates managed to grab a 43 to 41 lead with about three minutes left, only to see it quickly wrenched from their grasp. The Huskies put through four quick baskets on accurate shooting during those minutes, whereas the Pirates who had control of the ball most of the time and took many more attempts than the Oelwein team could not find the range. Dick Chado, Oelwein star, connected for 23 points and Dean Gunderson accounted for 19. Bob Doug lass whose'defensive play is usually his best feature turned offensive and contributed 12. Bernie Mar tins was the best rebounder on the floor and he took in twenty of his team's forty-one rebounds. Postville FG FT Heins 0 Gunderson 7 Martins 2 Malone 3 Douglass 4 Hills 0 Schultz 0 Rim a 0 School Board Hires All Present Teachers Elrie Ruckdaschel was reelected president of the Postville school board at that body's reorganization meeting held Monday evening. Kermit ! James and Mr. Ruckdaschel, reelected as directors at last week's school election, were sworn into office and the board reorganized for the coming year. During the business meeting all teachers were reelected for the coming year and were given time in which to return or reject their contracts. Farmers Show Interest In Soils and Fertilizers Keen interest coupled with good attendence was the result of the soils and fertilizers meeting held last Wednesday afternoon at . the Postville school house. Jerry Meldrum, soils and farm crops specialist, from the state de partment was present at the meeting. Mr. Meldrum clearly covered the many problems relating to different soil types and various com mercial fertilizers now on the market, and the different varieties of farm crops including small grains, legumes and grasses. Many questions were asked which showed the interest of the farmers of the county in getting all information possible on soils, ferr tilizer and farm crops. Mr. Meldrum increased the interest in his discussion through the use of charts and slides. Beat It! 16 ' ..18 13 13 Oelwein Summary of Season. The 1947-1948 basketball season which came to a close with a first- round defeat in the sub-slate tournament by Oelwein was probably the most successful in Postville history. The team left behind sev- (Continued on page 8) A Big Week for Babies At Postville Hospital Nine babies, four girls and five boys, were born at Postville Hospital during' the past week, to the following: Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Loftsgard, a daughter, named Kaye Elaine, born March 10, weight 6% lbs. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hughes, a son, named Barry Gene, born March 11, weight lO'.i lbs. Mr. and Mrs.' Merle Monroe of Castalia, a daughter. Gail Jean, born March 13, weight 7'i lbs. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd B. Turner of Postville, a son, named Bruce Allan. March 14, weight 7 lbs., 13 oz. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kruse of Luana, a son, named Michael Marvin, born March 14, weight 9% lbs. Mr. and Mrs. Verne Stover of Postville, n son, named Mark E„ weight 6 lbs., 13 oz., born March 14. Mr. and Mrs. Hervey Schmidt of Marcola, Oregon, a son, weight 9 lbs., born March 17. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Huinker of Monona, a daughter, weight 7 lbs., born March 17. • Mr. and Mrs. Don Uriel of Monona, a daughter, weight 7^ lbs., born March 17. LITTLE "SWISS" CYCLISTS WARM UP THEIR MACHINES The Little Switzerland Motorcycle Club was out Sunday taking advantage of the balmy weather to warm up their "put-putters" for the riding season fast approaching. On Monday evening local members of the club were at Waukon to attend a meeting of the group and while there were entertained by Waukon members at dinner. Grade Operetta, "Rumplestiltskin" Set for Friday Nite The operetta. "Rumplestiltskin," will be presented by the third, fourth 'and fifth grades in the Postville high school auditorium Friday night, March 19, at 8 o'clock. The entire production has been planned and carried out step by step by ,the children themselves, with the 1 aid and supervision of their teachers. They have been hard at work after school and on Saturdays as well, designing and building the scenery and making their own costumes. Designs for posters were made by each child in the fourth and fifth grades. Those whose posters were chosen to be exhibited were Robert Deering, Gretchen Palas, Charles Eberling, Ileta Christofferson, Fritz Palas, Junior Marling, Francis Nelson, Janet Overeen, Janice Brown, Yvonne Schultz. The final cast of the song-play will include Francis Nelson, the king; Jack Jarmes, the miller; and Gretchen Palas, his daughtpr. The nurse will be Judy Gregg; John Falb is the littlest page. The title role of Rumplestiltskin will be played by Jack Backhaus. Fritz Palas will read the prologue. The fifth grade will portray the chorus of villagers during the first act: the second act chorus will be made up of fourth grade. The third grade" will be the little gnomes who live in the forest near the castle. The third graders who will participate in the gnomes dance will include Lee Allen Eberling, Gary Ellis, Suzanne Kramer, Nancy Meyer, Eldon Muchow, Gwendolyn Olson, Marlyn Pausch, Karen Schroeder, Anna Louise Schupbach and Robert Wedo. "Rumplestiltskin" is the fairy tale of the miller who bragged of his beautiful daughter who was so clever she could'spin straw into gold. The king heard of this amazing maiden and ordered her to spin gold for him—or suffer the consequences ! The miller's daughter was, unfortunately, not as clever as her father had foretold, but as she wept, an ugly little gnome came to her aid. The story of how he turns the straw into gold, and later returns to demand the infant princess in payment; the adventures of the little page in discovering the secret of the gnome has been charmingly retold in music by Bertha Elsmith. Everyone will enjoy this delightful story, refreshingly told by those for whom it was written^ Overland Gets Chicks /\ „ . _ • . , / Whom they are By Air Express Friday 7 and care. !^J?ei-haps the first shipment of its kind to arrive here was the air express shipment of 350 White Leghorn baby chicks received by the Allamakee Hatchery's breeding farmJajtJP^day^/ <pames Overland said the chicks which came from a Corvallis, Wash., Leghorn breeder arrived in excellent condition and • were put into brooder houses at his farm south of Postville, To Confirm 31 at/( St. Paul's Sunday i_.A-elass of 31 boys and girls will be confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran church next "Sunday morning, it was announced by the Rev. Frederick R. Ludvdg Monday. The Palm Sunday service, at which the sermon topic will be 'The Endless Offering," is to start at 10:30 a. m. .^•Following is the class roll: 'Gladys Becker, Leon Blumhagen, Lorraine Brainard, Beverly Brown, Audrey Buddenberg, James Doerring, Juanita Fox, Jean Gordon, Gretchen Gruhn, Ralph Gunderson, Betty Lou Heins, Dorothy Heins, Shirley Mae Heins, Clifford Kuhse, Jerald Martins, Allan Meier, Frederick Meyer, Patricia Miene, Phyllis Mork, Kathleen OhlofT, Nora Peake. Leigh Rekow, Betty Jean Renzman, Rose Marie Ruckdaschel, Wayne Sander, Richard Schlee, Janice Schroeder, Patricia Schroeder, Eudora. Schultz, Joan Schultz, Robert Thoma. Three Local Republicans Presidential Delegates Enrollment Up on 4-H Baby Beeves Clayton county baby beef club enrollments for this year total 91 head. This number of animals, being fed by 66 members, exceeds last year's enrollment by 14 head, Al Bentley, county extension youth assistant announces this week. On feed are 50 Herefords by 42 members; 26 Angus by 20 members, while 12 members have 15 Shorthorns. Nineteen members have either two or three head of steers, and the average weight of the 91 head on January 1 was 504 pounds. Among the members enrolled are John and Leon Casten, each with one Hereford; Lloyd Bigler with two Herefords; Patricia Henkes, last year's grand champion winner at the Big-Four fair, two Herefords; Dale Marting, Doris and Walter Davies, each with a Hereford. 89 Head in Allamakee. In Allamakee .county 89 baby beeves are on feed in this year's 4-H club projects. Last year 58 head were enrolled. > Bar Drunk Drivers From Iowa Highways The state's drive against drunken driving is apparently taking effect. Department of Public Safety figures for January and February show that 186 Iowans have had their drivers licenses revoked so far this year as a result of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Revocations in January totaled 102 and there were 84 in February. There has been a steady decline since the state began to clamp down on the drunk. In} October last year there were 242 revocations, in November, 213 and in December, 161. Department officials believe the drop indicates that there is lessi drunken driving than formerly] The high percentage of convictions^ being handed down in Iowa courts and the stiff penalties are making the tippler think twice before he steps on the starter. At the Allamakee county Republican presidential convention held at Waukon last Friday, M. C. Deering, A. L. Peterson and Leon Chamberlain were among the delegates chosen to attend the state convention, on April 2. Going from here to the county convention were W. A. Kneeland, Post township committeeman; Mrs.' "E. C. Marston, committeewoman;! Leon Chamberlain, Mrs. Henry V.!j Steele, A. L. Peterson and Geo. P. Hartley. C. A. Palmer of Waukon was named secretary of the county Republican organization to succeed C. Mack Peterson of Postville, who recently moved to Wilton Junction. William Shafer is Republican county chairman. Presiding at Saturday's meeting was John H. Thompson of Lansing, former county chairman. Choose Four Pirates On All-Conference Teams Kiwanians to Hear Milwaukee Ry. Man W. C. Wallis of Cedar Rapids, public relations representative of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific railroad, will be speaker at tonight's Kiwanis Club dinner meeting. He is noted as a public speaker and should have an important message for the club members. At last Wednesday night's meeting Homer Ganong, Des Moines, director of rehabilitation' of the Iowa Society for Crippled Children and the Disabled, spoke on his work in the field placing handicapped persons in jobs where they are rendering . good service at work suite'd to them. Mr. Ganong also stressed the importance of the Easter Seal sale which is now in progress. Receipts from the sale of the seals is used to administer aid to those needing it in Iowa. Pictures were also shown on the type of work being done by the Society to rehabilitate patients for providing treatment Mr. Wallis will also show the sound film, "A Railroad at Work." TO COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Postville school's spelling champion, Nancy Kneeland, and her teacher, Mrs. Elaine Moser, will go to Waukon Saturday where Nancy will compete for the county championship 'at the annual spelling match. The winner will go to Des Moines to the state spelling contest 'in April. , ' /' Four members of the Postville Pirates basketball team were chosen on the all-conference honor teams last night by the coaches of the Upper Iowa Conference, meet- rng_at__West_Union.,/ Attending the meeting from here were Francis H. Babcock and Milton Starcevich, coaches. Supt. K. T. Cook and .Ralph E. Gosmire, principal. *sThe first all-conference team chosen consists of Buennecke of Maynard and Johnston of West Union at forwards; Bernald Martins of Postville at center; Jim Malone of Postville and Hurd of. Maynard at guard; Bob; Douglass of Postville as utility player. Dean Gunderson was named at forward on the second team, missing,a first team berth by only one vote. ; Resume Bricklaying On Produce Plant Bricklayers, whose work was interrupted by the cold weather, resumed building operations on the new Hansen & Matson egg processing plant this morning. It is hoped that weather conditions will permit completion of the structure by late spring. The company has temporary quarters in the garage to the rear of the Phillips 66 station, and will move to the new building as soon as it is ready. Three or four buildings, each 120 by 50 feet in size, will be erected by this Chicago concern on the lots on north Maple street, near the Milwaukee tracks. Child Photographers To Be Here Thursday The photographers who are to take pictures of children for publication later on in the Herald are expected here Thursday. They will be at the Commercial Hotel between the hours of 10 a. m., and 6 p. m. The Woltz Studios of Des Moines whose representative will take the local pictures, are nationally recognized child photographers. All pictures of children will appear in the Herald. California Picnic of Former Iowa People Marred by Moisture Comes now the following note from Fred H. Luhman to explain why we haven't heard before this about that picnic of former Iowans held annually at Los Angeles, Calif., in "the land of sunshine." Fred writes: "Again, this time in the case of the Iowa picnic, weather makes the news. "You remember the small boy whose teacher asked him to write a short description of a baseball game. ;He wrote it in three words. 'Rain—No Game.' Well, the Iowa picnic got the rain, the first in about a year—but the band played on and the picnickers who remembered picnics back in Iowa and who wisely brought their raincoats and umbrellas stayed on. "However, the Luhmans as well as thousands of others figured that when they got about so wet, it was time to get under cover. The only shelter we could find was a street car and what did it do but take us back to town—so it was good-bye picnic. Before we left, we looked over the Allamakee and adjoining counties' registers; didn't see anyone we knew in sight, but found these people from Postville registered: Kate Pearson, who used to live near Hardin; Lester Parker, whose father once was a barber in Postville, and Arthur F. Smith, who I couldn't place. "Others might ^have registered in the afternoon as the weather cleared up then and they might have returned out. "Was surprised the other day while watching a bunch ,of surveyors in front of our house to have one of them ask me if I wasn't from Postville. I was. He turned out to be Arnold Fischer who used to operate the filling station near the school house. "Visitors to our house on Bellflower Boulevard recently included Mrs. Alice Miller and Irene Meier. We were mighty pleased to see them and talked over old times in Postville with them. "Sorry I couldn't tell you more about that picnic, but we'll hope for better luck next time. Sincerely yours, Fred Luhman." REA Meeting And Open House Attracte2,000 Open New Building For Public Inspection; All Officers Reelected ' / T^f annual meeting of the Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative, Inc., held in Postville Saturday attracted upwards of 2,000 peo- plettft was conservatively estimated, by Kermit James, manager, and office workers who had charge of arrangements. -^.Throughout the forenoon the visitors were escorted through the new office building by officers .and coworkers of the Cooperative.! Although the offices were transferred to the new building March 1, Saturday marked the formal opening of the structure. A score or more of bouquets of flowers were received by the Cooperative from well-wishers at home and abroad and these were conspicuously placed in the various office rooms. Messages of congratulations were also received throughout the day, and in downtown stores and business places "welcome" signs greeted the visitors who came to attend the meeting. Throughout the day parking space about town was at a premium and local business men report many who came for the event also visited their stores. 1 ,035 Eat At Churches. Dinners were served to 1,025 persons in the two churches, St. Paul's Lutheran and Community Presbyterian, while many others ate in downtown cafes and restaurants. At the election of officers Horace Clark of Lansing and Roger M. Harris of Postville were reelected as directors from Allamakee county, while Joel Clark of Elkader was elected to succeed himself as the director from Clayton county. There is even distribution of representation from each of Allamakee. Clayton and Fayette counties on the board under a plan adopted previously, three from each county. Holdover directors are Earl F. Miller from Allamakee county; Thomas 'Smale, Harry Olesen and Carl Bodensteiner from Fayette- county, and Fred Becker and Elmer H. Larson from Clayton county. At the meeting of the new board of directors held after the general meeting, all former officers were reelected. These are Joel Clark, president; Horace Clark, vice president; Roger M. Harris, secretary- treasurer. Mr. James' Report. Mr. James' annual report showed that the Cooperative is now serving 4,225 patrons on its transmission lines. He stated that 1,000 additional farms will be serviced this year and for these 180 miles of poles are already installed; however materials are awaited to complete installations to the farmsteads. As the needed wire and other material is received these farmsteads will be hooked up to receive power supply. Mr. James stated that ultimately the local Cooperative will serve over 7,000 farms in the three counties. Main speaker at the program Saturday afternoon was Earl Wisdom of the state REA office who spoke on taxation problems as well as other interesting phases of the REA program. Townspeople Thursday. A second open house will be held Thursday of this week, from one to four o'clock in the afternoon, at which time townspeople and all others in this community who have not .had previous opportunity to view the new building may do so. Office attendants will conduct the people through the building and during their visit the guests will be served doughnuts and' hot coffee. All are invited, Mr, James reiterated this morning. Above is a reproduction of an artist's drawing of the new REA building formally opened here Saturday > The main floor provides spacious lobby, directors' meeting room and departmental offices. Below is the garage for trucks, workshops, linemen's quarters and storage rooms. Estimated cost of complete building is $8Q,00Q

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