Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 24, 1948 · Page 1
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Wednesday, March 24, 1948
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o Accentuate outh at GOP onvention accent will be on youth at Iowa Republican presidential ention in Des Moines April 2. is in keeping with the recent imendation expressed by the v-elected state chairman, Whit- Gillilland of Glenwood.' young man will deliver the ote address; a young man will s temporary chairman of the ention. which means he prob- will be named as permanent man. c young keynoter will be tor William E. Jenner of Ina 39 -year-old veteran of „ War II, a most forceful or who served in Indiana as a senator from 1934 until he reel to enter the armed forces in 1942. saw service in the air forces in the United States and in nd. He was elected to the d States senate in 1944 to fill e unexpired term of the late or Frederick W. Van Nuys, a crat. and was elected to a full ear term in 1946. temporary chairman will be er young World War II veter- "illiam O. Weaver of Wapello. secretary of the Republican ans' League of Iowa. He is a r. POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1948. Number 21. w POLLS. enty-one Republican county entia! conventions took straw among their delegates to»see they lined up on their choices e GOP presidential nominee. is the first grass roots senti- tcsted among Republican orses and party county or- tion people. re was no doubt about the in 19 of the counties. Harold assen. the former Minnesota nor. led in the voting in 17 of counties. In Greene county elegates chosen to attend the convention were instructed to 'icir votes for Stassen and in la county a resolution was ed favoring the Stassen can- ese 17 counties Stassen led gins ranging from four voles votes: Butler, Cerro Gordo. Des Moines, Dickinson, te. Floyd. Hardin, Jasper, on. Mahaska, Poweshiek. Sac. Warren, Winnebago t School Musicians In Rehearsal for Two Contests Soloists, Small Groups •To Go to West Union; Larger Groups Here Postville vocal and instrumental soloists and Small groups will enter competition at West Union, Saturday, April 3, in the preliminary state music contests. These musicians will be competing with students from class C and D schools, which include high school enrollments up to 200. This is the first year Postville has been in class C, the change resulting from a revision of categories by the Iowa High School Music Association. Since the enrollment figure is based on a 5-year average, Postville is slightly under the class B requirement for this year. It is a distinct advantage to our musicians, for only class C and D soloists and small groups compete together, while class B is grouped with class A. In the large group events, there is separate competition within each class. A division I rating entitles a soloist or group to appear at the state contest, which will be held April 30 and May 1, at Vinton. Vocal Entries. In the vocal department the following are entered in the West Union contest: Soprano, medium voice—Geraldine Hogan, Adeline Pfister. Doris Meyer. Contralto—Bernadine Kugcl, Sal• Ruckdaschcl. Tenor—Jim Malone and Howard Hills. Baritone—John Winn. Ken Timmerman. t Piano — Carol Schultz, Joann and | Baltz, Eleanor Schutte. Girls' Sextette — Geraldinc Ho- was deadlocked with Senator g an , Jean Heckman, Bea Turner t A. Taft at 20 votes each for Adeline Pfister. Sally Ruckdaschcl in Linn county and he lost Mary Jane Schlee, -ht votes to Gov. Thomas E. Girls' Trio — Eleanor Schutte, in Jefferson county. Gov. Dixie Cook. Glenna Jarmes. Boys' Quartette — Jim Malone, not 26 votes in Jefferson Senator Taft, 23 votes, and Howard Hills, Jim Koevenig, Ken n got 18 county delegates adopted olulion directing their state ntion delegates to work to getting a straw ballot taken ensembles and 10 soloists e state convention delegates •over, it appeared unlikely ny official straw ballot would ctioned by the state Repub- central committee, although Gillilland 6bserved that csults of the straw ballots ly would carry some weight the delegation that goes to tional convention, sen's strength came as a in some quarters where it igured that he would run behind Senator Taft and or Dewey. total vote in those counties tool; polls was 857 for Stas- 80 for Gov. Dewey, 185 for r Taft. 116 for Senator Ar- r andenberg. 47 for General s MacArtnur, 13 for Gov. 'arren, 11 for Speaker Joseph artin, Jr., five for General t Eisenhower, two for Senan Bricker, one each for Gov. of Illinois, Senator Salton"d Representative Halleck. another man who got a t of one of these Republican tions was President Truman, :rat. ST. tor George A. Wilson will contest to get the Republi- omination in the June 7 election. was made certain when . Calhoun, Burlington at- and World War II veteran, ced his candidacy for' the —o iu oucreiary oi oiau • Bergcson, the filing dead nomination papers is April •anight. °P SENATE. Timmerman. Instrumentalists. The instrumental music department will be represented by five 44 High School Lads Answer Coach'3 Call For Baseball Drills* Forty-four boys have answered the first call for baseball practice. In the group are eight letter-winners, Bob Douglass, Jim Malone, Beinie Martins, Ken Timmerman, Merle Meyer, Tennis Mork, Eugene Rlma and Jim Waters. Apparently the letter-winner group will be able to hold down most of the infield and outfield positions in good shape, but the battery proposition is another thing. Gone by graduation are Rodney Anderson and Cloy Schultz who alternated at pitching and catching duties last spring. The first job, then, will be to develop two capable pitchers and two capable catchers. Summer baseball programs in Postville and Castalia have given the coaches something to start with. Tennis Mork and Merle Meyer got a start in pitching and Jack Schultz and Ken Timmerman in catching thru the efforts of that program. As the season starts it appears that the boys will need a great deal of work on their hitting, for their past record indicates that has been a big weakness. The weakness is probably traceable to last year's rainy season which allowed very little batting practice. In addition to the above-mentioned boys the following are on the squad: Eugene Halverson, Ken Peake, Ken Schroeder, Roger Christofferson, Don Elvers, Ed Green, Dean Gunderson, Don Heins, Hilery Heins, Wayne McNally, Cloy Meyer, Eldred Winters, George Bachelder, Carlton Eberling, Gerald Hager, Luther Heins, Virgil Martins, John White, Ivan Heckman, Dean We'rger, Jerry Anderson. Lloyd Bigler, Dick Cayton, Don Gilster, Bob Henning, Merlin Johanningmeior, Eugene Larson, Bob Landt, Jack Meyer, Herbert Morch, Leo Schroeder, Lowell Schroeder, Dick Searls, Dayle Szabo and Billie Waters. \ •-' Nancy Kneeland A Allamakee County's Spelling Champion (,,_N,aucy Kneeland, 13 year old eighth grade pupil of the Postville Ensembles include a brass quartet, brass sextet, woodwind trio, mixed clarinet quartet, airtj chamber group of woodwinds. Soloists are: Shirley Nelson, clarinet; Arlene Schultz, bassoon; Cloy Meyer, alto sax: Bernadine Kugel. tenor sax: Margaret Tschantz and Dick-Searls. cornel; Clarine Olson. French horn; lone Winter, baritone; Richard Boilman, trombone; and John Dresser, bass. Ronald Gunderson will probably not be able to play his clarinet solo, as he is convalescing from a recent appendectomy. Other band members who have undergone surgery recently are Jeannine Harris and Marilyn Marting. Ann Spencer has been filling Ronald's place as first clarinetist, and Dayle Szabo has transferred from cornet to French horn, to take Marilyn's place temporarily. Local Contest. Over-shadowing the contest at West Union, from the standpoint of local interest, is the contest to be held in Postville, Saturday, April 10, at which bands and glee clubs from 26 schools will compete, for the privilege of advancing to the state contest at Vinton, April 30 and May 1. As in all contest events, only division I winners will be eligible for the advanced contest. Schools which have registered for the local contest are as follows; Class A, Decorah; Class B, Cresco, Independence, Oelwein, Waukon and West Union; Class C, Elkader, Maynard, Monona, Postville, Strawberry Point and Sumner; Class D, Alpha Consolidated, Calmar, Clermont, Elgin, Fairbank, Garnavillo, Guttenberg, Hawkeye, Lansing, Luana, Ossian, Stanley, Wadena and Waterville. These schools estimate that they Leila Schmidt ^ Sells Beauty Shop N. Schmidt, who for the past 17 ' years has conducted a beauty parlor in this city, has sold her business and equipment to the Misses Dorothy Torkelson of Elgin and Evelyn Hoefer of WilliamsN These ladies will open ffieTf~rrew* parlor in the Gilbert Sanders home Monday, April 5. However, they will begin taking appointments next Wednesday. To Have Open House. Miss Schmidt will hold open house at her residence Wednesday, March 31 and invites her customers and friends to call at that time, from 2 to 5 p. m. Miss Cecilia Houdek who has been with Miss Schmidt for 16 years expects to locate in Chicago soon. The Schmidt apartment has been rented to Mr. and Mrs. Leon Olson. Miss Torkelson and Miss Hoefer are graduates of the Americana University of Beauty in Des Moines. The former has been with the Miller Beauty Shoppe in Oelwein, while Miss Hoefer comes here after being employed in the Francois Salon in Younker's in Des Moines. They have an advertisement in today's Herald. Beer Licenses Boosted By Action of Council un served in the 1935 and ssions of the state legislate senate when he lived at Wa. He had a good record enate and once ran for con- rom the First district but feated in the general elec- These schools estimate mat the late Edward Eicher, a wi n bring close to 1500 students to at ' , Postville for the contest. Not all of I five weeks remain for tne schools named will be entering ossible candidates to come a n the events, which are concert } decisions as to whether band, girls' glee club, boys' glee II let their names go on the c i u b and mixed chorus. The local .. school is entering all four events, ai ng to Secretary of State an d has the largest number of par " tlcipants, 92. . Bands will compete in the high school auditorium, while vocal groups will be heard at Memorial Hall. However, some of the larger set of nomination papers events will be reserved for an eve- rc expected to be filled are ning program, to climax the contest Senator Frank C. Byers of at the school auditorium. oP'ds, dean of the senate. All sessions of the contests are Mmued on Page Two) ' open to the public. puonc schools, won the Allamakee county spelling contest at Waukon Saturday, March 20. Nancy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kneelan,d, and her teacher is Mrs. Elaine Moser. This is the second year in succession that a local speller has won the county cham- pionsliip^Dick Searls having won last yejnjTji ! Nancy won in both the written and oral contests, an outstanding achievement in Allamakee spelling annals. Eighty words were pronounced in the written contest, and the local girl spelled them all correctly. Jacquelyn Loveland, 8th grade student in St. Patrick's school at Waukon, mispelled "discreation" and took second place in the written test. Jacquelyn last year placed fourth in the oral contest and fifth in the written test. In the oral spell-down, Sarah Oelberg, student at Franklin township school No. 3, was the runner- up to Nancy. She misspelled the word, equation, which Nancy spelled correctly and then went on to win by spelling the word, shellac. Accompanying Nancy to the county contest were her mother and Mrs. Elaine Moser, her teacher, and Mrs. Harvey Schultz, Mary Dresser and Dick Klingbeil, the latter two being runners-up in the local contest. Nancy will now to go to the state contest to be held in Des Moines April 9 and 10. The winner from that contest will compete in the national contest to be held in Washington, DC, later. |L _TJjg_open house at the new REA office building last Thursday afternoon for others than members attracted 350 people, according-4p a count of the registration book. ; Employees conducted"lhe visitors through the building which contained many bouquets of flowers sent in by well wishers. ' Wives of employees served coffee and doughnuts to the guests before they left. TOWN MARSHAL RESIGNS Donald Martindale, Postville town marshal, submitted his resignation to the Council effective April 1. I A class B beer license in Postville will cost $200 per year hereafter. Action taken by the Town Council last week increased the fee from the present $100j\and an ordinance setting forth the change appears in today's Herald. To keep abreast of what is happening in town affairs, citizens should read the official publications as they appear. Iowa statutes require publication of all actions of governing bodies and it is to the interest of all that these be read as they appear. In today's Herald also appears notice to connect to sewers in certain residential section of town; the regular monthly council proceedings and an • ordinance fixing certain salaries of town officials. They are local news and should be so regarded. V 350 Attend Open House \ At New REA Building The following boys from Postville high school attended the state basketball tournament in Iowa City last weekend, some going for two days and others for all of the hgames: Bob Douglass, Jerry Finnegan, Dean Gunderson, Howard Hills, Jim Koevenig, Jim Malone, Bernald Martins, Wayne McNally. Tennis Mork, Maurice Landsgard, John Hoth, Jack Overeen, Keith Olson, Eugene Rima, Lloyd Schutte and Kenneth Timmerman. Coach Francis H. Babcock of the Pirates also attended the meet. Municipal Election On Next Monday The biennial municipal election will be held in the basement of Memorial Hall next Monday, the polls being open from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. An entire slate of candidates, nominated at a recent town caucus, is to be voted upon. Candidates are M. C. Deering, mayor; Keith Gregg, Fred J. Miller, Glenn Olson, James Overland and Fred C. Ruckdaschel, councilmen; L. O. Beucher, treasurer, and A. L. Peterson, hospital trustee. All but Fred J. Miller are present town officers, and seek reelection. Miller held a councilman's post for a number of years, but did not serve the past two years, 19 in Nurses Course At Local School Nineteen girls under the direction of Mrs. Gosmire are taking a home nursing course. Mrs. Gosmire is a graduate nurse of the University of Iowa. She has taken a post-graduate course at the University of Minnesota, and has taught nursing. The girls have study, lecture, demonstration and practice periods. They have a bed from the hospital and are learning the correct way to make beds. After they have learned this, they will practice with a patient in the bed. They are also learning how to take temperatures, pulse, respiration. The course will last five or six weeks and the girls are using the Red Cross home nursing book. It is sponsored by the local Red Cross chapter. When they are finished, each will receive a certificate for elementary home nursing. Local Basketball Squad Attends State Tourney HUEBNER'S REMODELING AND ENLARGING STORE / Workmen are presently engaged in remodeling the entire interior of Huebner's store. The grocery department is to be installed along the entire south side of the store, while new display tables, set along widened, convenient aisles, will be used for the dry goods and ready- to-wear departments, according to prepared plans. jW. R. Nordin is in charge" of TEe remodeling project. Future Farmers to Visit Des Moines, Black Hills At the recent meeting of the Postville chapter of the F. F. A., two delegates and one alternate delegate were elected to represent the Postville F. F. A. chapter at the Iowa F. F. A. convention to be held at Des Moines May 6 to 8. The two delegates are Roger Christofferson and Cloy Meyer; Wayne Walters is the alternate. It was' also decided that Burr Cook is to provide for the transportation of the local chapter on its trip to the Black Hills next spring. Next Paper Pickup Set for Saturduy The monthly collection of old newspapers, magazines, waste paper and cartons, will be held Saturday, March 27, according to Mrs. L. W. Casten, local chairman. Proceeds of the sale of paper will again be donated to the local hospital fund. The same plan for the pickup as carried out in previous drives will prevail. Papers are to be bundled and placed at the curbing in front of residences by noon of Saturday. Rural residents should bring their paper to town and place it along the east side of main street between the Casten oil station and the Farmers Store corner. St. Paul's to Have Sunrise Services On Easter Morning The traditional Easter sunrise service, long one of the outstanding and most popular services of the year, will again be held in St. Paul's Lutheran church, Easter morning at 6 o'clock. The senior choir, the junior choir, the men's chorus and soloists will contribute to the music of the service. The senior choir will sing, Speak's "O Love of God," Monson's "The Twenty Third Psalm," and Baines' "Easter Dawn." The junior choir will render "The Holy City," by Adams. The men's chorus will offer Conkey's "In The Cross of Christ I Glory." Mrs. Arthur Lofstgard, soprano, will ( sing, "Wood of The Cross," by By-i les, and James Krohn, violinist, will play Thome's "Andante Re- ligioso." Organ selections during the service include Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus," Nevin's "Toccata." "The Easter Rhapsody," is the subject of the sermon by the pastor, the Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig. A fifteen minute organ concert, beginning at 5:45 a. m., will precede the service. Plans are under way to take care of the usual capacity attendance from Postville and surrounding communities. The Easter breakfast, tendered the choirs annually by the congregation, will be served in the fel lowship hall of the church follow ing the sunrise service. Local Church Installs Carillon, Amplified Sound Elaborate Installation To All Parts of Church Is Work of Art Baltz TO GIVE DRIVERS TEST IN POSTVILLE MARCH 30 Drivers' and chauffeurs' tests will be given at Memorial Hall, Postville, next Tuesday, March 30, all day. A representative from the Iowa Safety Department will be here for the examination, on which further information may be obtained by contacting Don Martindale, town marshal. 39 in Senior Class To Get Diplomas^ At Commencement U..Supt Kenneth T. Cook of Postville public schools announced this week that 39 members of the high school senior class will graduate at the annual commencement^ exercises to be held on May 20. \ Seniors whp will receive"' their diplomas are J. Arvid Anderson, Lavanda W. Bergan. Robert N. Douglass, Carol J. Eberling, Jane A. Ellis, Mary E. Enyart, Keith E. Evert, Micheal J. Finnegan, Gene D. Halverson, Joyce H. Hangartner, Jean F. Heckman, Daiiene A. Heins, Howard L. Hills, Geraldine F. Hogan. C. Keith Kerr, James L. Koevenig, Delores I. Kostman, Ruby G. Kurth, Maurice I. Landsgard, Bernard C. Livingood, James J. Malone, Bernald G. Martins. Shirley M. Nelson, Keith B. Olson. Kenneth E. Peake, Adeline I. Pfister, Idayne E. Plaht, Frederick F. Reincke, Robert J. Roffman, Sally Ann Ruckdaschel. Mary Jane Schlee, Kenneth J. Schroeder, William C. Schultz, Lloyd H. Schutte, Peggy J. Spencer, Zonna L. Stee, Kenneth V. Timmerman, Beatrice E. Turner and Howard A. White. The class, whose president is Peggy Spencer, has chosen as its motto, "In the ranks of youth there is no such word as fail." Their class colors are royal blue and gold, the yellow rose is the class flower. Graduation exercises will be held in the high school auditorium on Thursday, May 20, starting at eight o'clock. Kiwanians to See Film "The Red Wagon" Tonite Swift & Company's famous film, "The Red Wagon," will be shown at Kiwanis Club tonight immediately after the 6:30 o'clock dinner, President F. R. Ludwig announced Monday. The film is in great demand throughout the country and it was only after a long wait that it was secured for local showing. Several famous Hollywood stars are featured in the production. At last Wednesday night's meeting W. C. Wallis, regional assistant in the public relations department of the Milwaukee Railroad, addressed the Kiwanian* on the problems confronting the railroads in this reconstruction era. He also showed the film, "A"Railroad at Work," depicting the relationship of the railroads to our every-day living. It showed the vast Milwaukee shops where equipment is built and repaired, some of the territory through which the road operates, and the new high-powered trains now being employed on the road. / Since before Christmas local peo- pTeTand some at quite a distance inv the country surrounding the town, have been hearing chimes and organ music emanating from the steeple of St. Paul's Lutheran church in this city. •. Each-evening and on-special occasions at other hours the music has been transmitted through an amplifying system direct from the console of the huge church organ by Mrs. Frederick R. Ludwig, wife of the pastor land regular church organist, as well as by others on the music staff of the church. ^''Reports have come in from the country that the music is being heard for quite some distance. Fred W. Miene who lives five miles east of town, Allan Johanningmeier who lives 3% miles north of town, and others report hearing the music regularly Work" ef Arthur Baltz. VThe installation of the system is the handiwork of Arthur Baltz who has devoted .much time in perfecting the project. 1 Well known as a mechanical ""wizard, Mr. Baltz showed us around the church and pointed out the various outlets to the large amplifying system. But when he finished explaining its workings, we knew little more about it than we did before. However, we did marvel at the explanation he gave for the working parts, and their performance, which were substantially as follows: "This amplifying system has an audio output of 165 watts," Art explained, elaborating with, "You see. about two or three watts is all your home radio requires. This system has 36 tubes and four power transformers. "Eight large sound projectors of 25 watts each, are used in the tower, two of which are used to handle the higher notes and six for the low notes, with connections to eight transformers feeding from a 250 ohm line. "It takes speakers of good quality with low frequency response and a powerful amplifier to handle the heavy low notes of a pipe organ," Art explained. "The church building is wired to plug in smaller speakers in several places; this same wiring system can also be used for the sound motion picture machine. "Seven microphones are used, two in the chime chamber, one for the vibra harp and one in the swell organ chamber; three are used in the chancel of the church which are used for public address and also for use with the wire recorder. "The entire church service can be recorded and played back ov «r the amplifying system with this machine. "The automatic switching is done by use of magnetic and pneumatic switches arranged so that when the circuit of one set of microphones is used, the corresponding set of speakers and signal lights are opened, the remaining mikes^ and speakers are cancelled out. "An old reed organ was cut down to 21 notes to house the automatic switching system, the amplifier switch knobs and automatic record player. (Art made all these.) "The chimes may be played from this extra keyboard which is in the sacristy; the switch knobs are as follows on this section—emergency off; tower chimes; public address master switch; public address to organ chamber; organ chamber to public address; tower to public address; assembly room and church to public address; basement to public address; basement selector knob; tower signal light and push button to turn on the public address master switch on the pipe organ console. "The chimes were moved to a sound-proof chamber in the basement, having a noiseless electric action and dampers to prevent after-ring. "The chime sounds are picked up by two dynamic microphones and may be played over the tower or in the church through loud speakers, automatic switching shifts tube current to a different volume control to take care of difference in volume from the tower to the lower volume to be used in the church. The amplifier turns on automatically with a wind bellows I rigged up when organ turns on. "Everything is pre-adjusted so all that needs to be done by the organist is to push these tabs," Art concluded.

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