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March 31, 1948

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epublicans to ick National elgates Friday xsl of the six state political entiuns is scheduled for Fri(April 2) at the Coliseum in Moines. at"s when Iowa Republicans select their 23 delegates to the mil convention at Philadelphia 21. total of 2,307 delegates from 59 counties are eligible to at- the convention. They range Polk county 's 123 delegates to ola county 's 11^ cry delegate who attends will an indirect hand in the se- n of. the man who will head epublican ticket this fall, ile Iowa Is expected to send uninstructed and unpledged ation, by Friday evening the lexion of the delegation will etty well known, porters of Senator Robert A. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey and Id E. Stassen are waging a c behind the scenes battle to e support on the delegation, ether the convention will the straw polls taken at 22 of ecent county conventions re- to be seen. Stassen led in otal vote by a surprising ma- He was first choice in 20 ese counties, tied In another was third in the remaining y. Governor' Dewey finished d and Senator Taft third in otal vote out of these straw POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1948. Number 22. Local Musicians Enter Contests At West Union Saturday's Event Will Draw Small Groups And Soloists from Here fourth place, even though he he isn't a candidate, was or Arthur Vandenberg. Trail- im by a few votes was Gener- uglas MacArthur. oks as though Iowa will have vorite son this time which Iowa will have to guess from the beginning, ocrats will not put into mo- heir machinery to name their egates to the national conven- mtil later in April when their ct caucuses and county presi- 1 conventions are scheduled, ir state convention will not til May 15. ublicans get three more dele- than the Democrats because ate went Republican in 1944. are bonus votes and add to "legation at large, s, in addition to selecting elegates from each of the 8 -ssional districts, the Repub- wiU also select seven dele- at large. ocrats get only four dele- at large. The delegation of xpected to go pledged to the rt of President Truman. Democratic national conven- begins in Philadelphia on US. Iowa Development Commis- telling Iowa business houses possibility of a business cen- letime this year. is not the regular 10 year tion census but it is a most ant one so far as industry is ned. eans, according to the com- n. an up to date glossary of rcial enterprise, identifying ages and wealth. It also an accurate gauge of Iowa's power. From it will come t analyses and economic sur- 'hich persons and businesses g to locate in the state can etailed information on the ts that interest them. _ T _ REVENTION. 's fire losses last year and the first two months of this ave Gov. Robert D. Blue He has called a statewide vention meeting at the Hort Des Moines on May 28 while, six committees have t up to make plans for bring- matter forcibly to the at- of the public. lling the meeting, the govaid: a's Are loss for 1947 reached point of $8,297,073, the high- ce 1931. From indications the first two months of 1948, ars that Iowa is in for an- ear of disastrous loss of life perty due to fire." id we must fight fire with vention if we a^re to be sue- in reducing the amount of arge of the conference and ning a fire prevention pro- re Robert Byrus and Mark fire prevention (engineers e Iowa State College eng extension division. leaders of industry, labor, ure and government have vited to sit on the various tees. E. ' long does it take to train a wail newspapers? s the question that seems to o answers. The state f ie- t of public instruction says only two years. The Inter- Mailers Union contends it x years to turn out a .fln- ailer. te department enters into re because it is the certify- n t in Iowa for on-the^ob ntinued on Pag* Two) Solos and ensembles are receiving a lot of attention this week in preparation for the preliminary state music contest at West Union, Saturday, April 3. Only high school students are eligible to play solos, but junior high students may play in small groups. One of the small groups, the woodwind trio, is composed of three junior high girls, Janice Schroeder, Mary Dresser and Ann Spencer. Janice and Mary play flutes, while Ann plays clarinet. In the mixed clarinet quartet Ronald Gunderson plays 1st clarinet; Ann Spencer, 2nd clarinet; Nora Peake, alto clarinet, and Patricia Ruckdaschel, bass clarinet A chamber group of woodwinds is composed of Ronald Gunderson, 1st clarinet; Wayne Walter, 2nd clarinet; Cloy Meyer, alto sax, and Arlene Schultz, bassoon. The brass quartet consists of Dick Searls. 1st cornet: Margaret Tschantz, 2nd cornet; Richard Bollman, 1st trombone; and Delores Erickson, 2nd trombone. The fifth ensemble is a brass sextet, composed of Dick Searls, 1st cornet; Jean Heckman, 2nd cornet; Clarine Olson, French horn; lone Winter, baritone; Richard Bollman, trombone, and John Dresser, bass. Last week at the student recital presented Wednesday afternoon by the vocal and instrumental departments for the student body, the mixed clarinet quartet and brass sextet played their contest numbers. Four soloists also played their contest selections, namely: Arlene Schultz, bassoon; Clarine Olson, French horn; lone Winter, baritone; and Margaret Tschantz. trumpet. For the 10 contest solos, eight different student accompanists are being used, a situation which is quite unusual in a school this size, and which is due to the wealth of good pianists being developed in the community. Local piano teachers have been most accomodating in helping the student accompanists with their music. Eight band members furnished music for the Odd Fellows annual father and son banquet Tuesday evening, March 23. After being treated to a fine supper, the musicians presented the "Triumphal March." from "Aida," a brass quartet number, an alto sax solo, "Old Black Joe," by Cloy Meyer, and tuba solo, "Apollo," John Dresser. At the assembly program last Wednesday merit awards earned this year were presented. Monograms were awarded to John Dresser, Elaine Everman, Clarine Olson. Arlene Schultz, Delores Erickson, Jeannine Harris, Geraldine Kerr, Bernadine Kugel, Doris Meyer, Darlene Schutte, lone Win" ter, Joyce Gregg, Marilyn Marting, Carole Schultz, Dick Searls, Nora Peake, Patricia Ruckdaschel, Mary Dresser and Marilyn Severn. Sleeve bars, representing each additional 800 merits over the 1,000 required for a monogram, were presented as follows: 1st bar to Ann Spencer, Geraldine Kerr, Janice Schroeder; 2nd bar to Shirley Nelson, John Svendsen, Adeline Pfister and Kay Smith; 3rd bar to Ronald Gunderson. Cloy Meyer received a gold medal award, given for 5,000 merits. He is the second student in two years to earn this award, the other being his brother, Arthur, who received a medal before graduation last year. Free Program Tuesday. A pre-contest concert will be presented Tuesday evening, April 6, in the high school gymnasium. At this time the boys' glee club, girls' glee club, mixed chorus, and band will present the same program which they will perform on Saturday. This' concert is planned to give the students an opportunity to sing before an audience in preparation for contest, and to give in- teatsted parents and friends a chance to hear what their school organizations have been doing. The program will be by some pf the soloists and small groups which will have already competed on April 3. The public is cordially invited to attend this concert. Vocalists Compete. The vocal department will be represented by three small groups on Saturday, the boys' quartette, girls' sextette, both made up entirely of senior students, and, a freshman girls' trio. Representing (Continued on page 8) Coach Picks "Nine" To Start First Game At Luana Friday Weather permitting, the 1948 Pirate baseball team will open its schedule at Luana on April 2. During the past week the squad which has swelled to 47 in number has been able to get some much needed batting practice because of the fine weather. A team for the game with Luana has begun to take form. Jack Schultz seems to have the edge in the catching department, with Ken Timmerman and Don Elvers showing good possibilities behind the plate. Taking their turn on the mound have been Merle Meyer, Ken Peake, Tennis Mork and Eugene Rima. At this point Meyer will probably get the nod for the first starting assignment. On first base, Bob Douglass and Dean Gun derson are battling for the position with Douglass holding the fielding edge and Gunderson the batting edge. Eugene Rima and George Bachelder are showing up well around second base, with Jim Ma lone the lone prospect at short. On third is Tennis Mork, a good fielder and a prospective hitter. Outfield duties will apparently be divided among Bernie Martins, Jim Waters, Ken Timmerman, Dean Gunderson, George Bachelder, Roger Christofferson and Ken Schroeder. Because of the large turnout, several of the boys have not been given a real chance to show their wares, but time will take care of this. It is intended to schedule two second team games, eliminating the first nine from the competition. Plans are also being made for two freshmen games, as the freshmen have fifteen members reporting for the sport. Public Is Invited To Hear Tonight's Kiwanians' Speaker The public is invited to attend the address by Dr. Edmund G. Zimmerer at Memorial Hall tonight. President of the Public Health Cancer Association of America, Dr. Zimmerer comes here under the sponsorship of the Postville Kiwanis Club. The address will be given at 7:30 p. m. in the main auditorium of the hall. / The group Dr. Zimmerer heads is an organization of professional workers in cancer control, and social consultant to the National Cancer Institute. His visit to Postville coincides with the national campaign for funds to fight cancer, and it is because of this that Kiwanians are sharing the address with the general public. Ladies' Night April 7. The Kiwanis Club will have a Ladies' Night Wednesday, April 7, with J. M. Hamer of Mason City as the guest speaker. Mr. Hamer is manager of the Mason City division of Standard Oil company, and comes here highly recommended as a public speaker who has a message the ladies as well as Kiwanians will be interested in. Dinner is to be served at 6:30 o'clock, with the program following. Traveling Gavel. \ Last Wednesday evening s showing of Swift & Company's film, "The Red Wagon," proved most entertaining. The sound film portrayed the life story of the pioneer meat packer, and how his business was developed from a "one critter" beginning to its present leadership in the industry today. Eight Waukon Kiwanians, Al P. Hummel, Guy Eaton, M. H. Goede, Harold Lindblom, Dr. R. H. Wheat, Dr. Warren Hayes, Stanley Austin and Dr. Frank Norden, were guests of the local club. They brought with them a traveling gavel,,made by the boys' club of Dubuque, and which is to be delivered by the local club to another Kiwanis club within two weeks, its ultimate, destination being Clinton Kiwanis Club. Hot Stove League Two Musical Hits Coming to The Iris Current Weekend Commercial Club To Hear Musicians The Postville Commercial Club will be entertained by school vocal and instrumental soloists and groups it the April meeting to be held at Memorial Hall Thursday, April 8. Scheduled earlier this year, conflicting, activities caused this program to be cancelled out. The club will have its regular 6:30 o'clock dinner before the program by the school musicians. President Earl Abernethy announces that the regular business meeting of the club will be held following the music program, and states that a number of important matters are on the docket for discussion at this time. He hopes to have all or most of the club members present to participate in the discussion of the various topics to be brought before the meeting. A smoker and social season will follow the business meeting. t Auto Crash at Luana Results In Fatality /An automobile accident at Luana Monday morning at six o'clock resulted in the. death of the 16 month old Carol Jean Cunningham, daughter of the driver of the car which crashed into a tree after leaving the highwa^__near the Luana Lumber Company. Mr. and Mrs. WTTEert Cunningham, parents of the little girl, and their other daughter, Sharon Ann, had with them the Misses JoAnn Waterstrapf and Marjorie Ertel, and Fred Kratt. All of the adults were students at the Minnesota Bible Institute in Minneapolis, Minn., and were enroute to that city after a visit to relatives in Knox, Knightstown and Indianapolis, Ind., over Easter. All were, brought to Postville Hospital where they were treated for their injuries. This morning all but Miss Ertel were discharged, the more serious injured being transferred by ambulance to a Minneapolis hospital for further treatment and care. "My Wild Irish Rose" comes to the Iris Theater three days, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 1 2, 3. This brilliant technicolor fmusical film is proving itself to be the top box office attraction of the present season. Featuring Dennis Morgan and Audrea King with other fine supporting stars, this film is really box office. Recently installed in the Iris pro jectors are the .finest lenses that money can buy. This improvement in equipment makes technicolor sharp, clear and beautiful and you can be sure of seeing "My Wild Irish Rose" in a manner that can not be equalled anywhere. With such fine old melodies as "My Wild Irish Rose," "When Irish Eyes Are Smilin," "Moonlight Bay" and others, plus beautiful color, this splendid entertainment is a treat. "The Road To Rio" needs little comment from this source. Bing, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour clown through this comedy hit. It comes to the Iris Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, April 4, 5, 6, 7. It may sound a little flat if you were told that "The Road To Rio" is outgrossing "Welcome Stranger," and that is something.—Iris Theatre Management. DRIVERS' TESTS DATE SET FOR NEXT TUESDAY SPEAKS TO JUNIOR FARMERS. Joseph B. Steele will go to Monona tonight to address the first annual banquet meeting of the Clayton County Junior Farm Bureau association. His topic will be, "The Dangers of. Communism in the United States." Local Men to Attend State G.O.P. Convention M. C, Deering, A. L. Peterson and Leon Chamberlain will leave tomorrow for Des Moines to attend the state Republican' presidential convention at which delegates to the national convention are to be chosen. They are part of the Allamakee delegation to the state convention chosen earlier this month. W. A. Kneeland accompanied the men and he is to attend a state meeting of savings bond chairmen at which plans are to be formulated for the bond drive which will be held in the near future. County Nets *I7I2 For March of Dimes Allamakee county raised a net of $1712.39 in the March of Dimes drive last month, according to figures released by P. J. Mah'oney, Total collections were $1833.03, while the only item of expense was $120.64 for cost of holding a dance. Contributions were as follows: Lansing collections $ 344.26 Postville collections 97.87 New Albin collections.... 85.64 County Schools 406.60 President's Ball 892.57 Businessmen, Waukon .. 202.00 Waukon Fire Dept 20.00 Town Theater, Waukon 18.00 Basketball Game 110.21 Waukon Tag Day 109.83 /[THREE PIRATES CHOSEN Elk's Club, Decorah -W.00/ Special Collection 35.75/ F. E. Graham served as county chairman of the drive; F. M. Inl k'ofer is county secretary, Mr. Mahoney is country treasurer. These men express their appreel tion to all solicitors and donoVs who participated, in making campaign a success. \ HAVE NEW GRANDSON. v Mr. and Mrs. Cy Harrington are in receipt of an announcement telling of the birth of a son March 24 to Major and Mrs. "Robert E. Harrington of Washington, D. C. They have named him Richard Hunt Dairy Quality Men Meet Here April 7 The annual meeting of the Northeastern Iowa Dairy Quality Improvement Association will be held in Memorial Hall, Postville, Wednesday, April 7, it was announced today. The counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek form this group. During the local meeting the annual election of officers will take place; reports of the past year's work and the results obtained will be read, and other matters pertaining the work proposed in the year ahead will be discussed by capable leaders. ON ALL-STATE HONOR BO; When all-state basketball teams were chosen last week by sports writers, three members "of the Postville Pirates team were named on the honor rolls. Bernald Martins was picked as a center, Dean Gun-, dersbn at a forward post, and Juyj alone as a guard. * ^*<r There was a mixup in dates, so the representatives from the Iowa Safety Commission did not come here to give tests for drivers' licenses Tuesday. However, they will be here next Tuesday, April 6. All interested parties seeking further information should contact Marshal Donald Martindale. Deering and Entire Citizens Ticket ^ Elected Monday Name A. Gamble Farm Bureau Agent Adrian Gamble of New Hampton was engaged as Clayton County Farm Bureau extension director at a meeting of the group's board of directors Wednesday afternoon, Ray Lange, president, announced. He will replace Grover Hahn, who has held the position for ten years with the exception of four years in the armed services. Mr. Gamble is at present vocational agriculture instructor at New Hampton. He will be available here starting June 1, Mr. Lange said. Meanwhile, Allan Bentley, youth assistant, will act as director. The new extension director was vocational agriculture instructor in Postville for several years, and also was employed by the Allamakee-Clayton electric cooperative here. Since then he has been extension director of Chickasaw county and a district organization supervisor for the state Farm Bureau federation. He is married and has two children. Mr. Hahn is leaving Elkader toK Sixty-five votes were cast here become extension director of Polk Monday in the municipal election, county. He and Mrs. Hahn wifi the entire Citizens Ticket nomi- make their home in Des Moinls nated at a town caucus being elect- after April 1. / ed. These were M. C. Deering, 7 mayor; Keith Gregg, Fred J. Miller, I Glenn Olson, James Overland and Five Republicans Seek Fred C. Ruckdaschel, councilmen Allamakee Sheriff Job £ e ° r Beucher - treasurer . an * A - L . . When John P. King, former Allamakee county cheriff, filed his nomination papers at Waukon last week he became the fifth Republican candidate for sheriff. Prospects for other candidates for the office are likely. To date the following have filed for the office: Donald Martindale, of Postville, Theodore Rumph, Jr., John P. King, Lloyd Godfrey and William Huffman, all of Waukon. Godfrey is night marshal and Huffman is street commissioner at Waukon. Mr. King was sheriff from 1935 to 1941, and previous to that time served for a number of terms as deputy sheriff under; the late Leonard J. Bulman. During the war Ml'. King was employed in a defense plant at Seattle, Wash. I Newly Created Education Board To Meet Monday L. L. Hill of Postville, DaVid Flage, Ludlow, Among Five Elected ££l ^ES9B >-.b°5£y_ trustee. The new Council" will meet next Monday noon to reorganize for the coming year.' After the organization has been perfected, appointments of marshal, street commissioner, waterworks superintendent and other appointive officers will be made by the mayor and council. Kenneth Kerr's Herd High In Classification X ^-K. j. Kerr, Postville, has recently had an additional number of animals in his herd inspected and classified for type, The Holstein- Friesian Association of America anno.unces_ todays The inspection was conducted by F. W. Atkeson, Manhattan, Kan., one of the ten officials appointed by the association to do this work in the United Spates. ^iAmong the animals classified in this herd, one was designated "excellent," which is the highest score an animal can receive; three scored v__r__good'*; and six scored "good plus." 'his is the second time this herd has been classified for type. The type classification, combined with a production testing program, is used as a means of proving sires and locating outstanding brood cow families in an owner's herd. Local Girl's Husband Seeks Army Commission Captain Paul R. Thacker, Army Transporation Corps, has been chosen as a candidate for a commission as an officer of the Regular Army under the one-year tour of competitive duty program. He will spend the 12 months at San Francisco Port of Embarkation learning thoroughly the details of a port operation through active service in the several port operating divisions. -At the end of that period a board of officers will determine on the basis of his performance of duty whether he has ^qualified for a commission. II Captain Thacker, who has.been I ton active, military service since ^farch 1941, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Thacker of 212 W. Superior St.,' Ottawa, 111., and husband of Marjorie E. Thacker, formerly of Postville. Her. parents are Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Folsom. The Allamakee County Board of Education met at Waukon Monday afternoon to canvass the votes cast in the county wide school election held March 8. New board members were chosen for the first time by districts, this county having four. One director at large was also elected, to make the personnel of the new board five members. Following are the results: First Area: Mrs. Augusta Rudnick, of New Albin, won over Leo T. Hufschmidt, of Lansing. Second Area: Mrs. Lester Ellingson of Dorchester was high over Fred Intlekofer of Waukon. Third Area: L. L. Hill, Postville. Fourth Area: Walter Hagen, Waterville. .At large, David Flage of Waukon won over LeRoy Schmidt of Waukon and Henry Stabe of Lansing. Present members of the board are Mrs. Augusta Rudnick of New Albin, Fred Intlekofer of Waukon, Leo T. Hufschmidt of Lansing, Mrs. Mel Wiedner of Harpers Ferry, John Fellows of Waterville, and Louis L. Hill of Postville. Broadened Powers. In the past, board members have been chosen at a convention attended by representatives of various school districts in the county. In an attempt to encourage reorganization of school districts and to expand educational opportunities in Iowa, the 1947 legislature changed both the. organization and powers of the county board of education. The board now will consist of five members elected directly by the voters, one each from four election districts and one from the county at large. \ The former board merely advised \he local school boards. The new board, while not supervising specific details relating to individual schools or districts, will have broad powers affecting the county school system as a whole. The revised county school system, which becomes effective April 5, will include all public schools of the county except independent and consolidated school districts that maintain four-year high schools. These districts also may become a part of the system. To Reorganize Districts. The new powers of the board call for men and women members who have a broad and sympathetic understanding of problems and possibilities in the field of education. [••They will be called upon to take the lead in reorganizing school districts. They will approve courses of study, and adopt textbooks and other instructional aids. They will make provisions for establishing and maintaining county school libraries. The board members will have complete control over adoption of the county school system budget- They will handle the transportation of pupils to and from all public schools in the county. Stress Student Guidance. Upon their judgment and experience will depend much of the progress in such county-wide programs as student guidance in rural and small town schools, special attention to the handicapped and maladjusted pupils, and supervision of special subjects such as music, arts, and physical education. They will co-operate with federal, state, county and municipal agencies in all matters relating to the improvement of the educational program. They will appoint the county superintendent, who will act as executive officer of the board, r The new board will hold its first meeting next Monday at Waukon to perfect its organization and to outline its new duties. Milwaukee Road Pays County $60,000 in Taxes Railroad taxes are being paid in Iowa this week. Treasurers of the 56 counties in which > the Milwaukee Road operates received checks to cover the first half of the road's 1947 tax bill amounting to $819,743.40, an increase of more than $87,000 over 1946, $166,000 over 1945 and $234,000 over 1944 bills; The balance will be paid in September. Payment is, in proportion to the road's mileage in each county, Allamakee county receives $30,417.74.

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