Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 7, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 7, 1948
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'rge Voters to ake Interest PublkAffairs publicans Have selected the 23 ntes und 23 alternates who represent them at the national cntion opening in'Philadelphia 26' to select the presidential nee. e of the delegates are still ng about the two addresses by r of 39 -year-old World War II nns— Attorney Wm. O. Weaver npello, the temporary chair- and United States Senator m E. Jenner of Indiana, Jhe pier. nver especially put the dele- on their mettle with his plea ore participation by the elec- in active politics. It was ed especially at veterans of ccent war, many of whom/ he made a pledge to themselves in service to take more ac- art in politics when they re- home. e of them are not living up at pledge, he said, which s they are leaving the job of bting a lasting peace only half leted. ny will tell you that it is a thing to stay away from s—that it is a 'dirty busi- ' Weaver said. "I have a dif- story to tell you. Politics is ty business' only to the ex- hat you, by your disinterest action allow it to be. Wheth- u know it or not you are a ian— it is your duty to par­ te." POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1948. Number 24. E THE MONEY GOES. Jhe theory that a good Iowans do not know what ns to their tax dollar the state ommission has prepared a let which will show in dew it is being distributed, pamphlet was prepared by Cook, statistician for the ission. It contains a number arts which show how the is allocated, how much goes to the cities and towns and es, how much goes to school ts and a number of other informative bits of informa- bout the tax dollar. 1XG TOGETHER e warning letters were sent month ago, some 12 Iowa obile drivers have been on to surrender their drivers s for an indefinite period, is a follow up on Public Commissioner Alfred Kahl's to prevent accidents before appen by taking dangerous ; off the road before they get accident. e whose licenses are taken them are. of course, entitled earing. Others may receive gs soon. The patrol is ng more closely than ever effort to cut down on Iowa's accidents which last year rein more than 500 deaths, warnings went and will go ers who have had two "mov- ffic violations" or a total of r more violations of all type 9 -iG. CONTEST. king of traffic safety, some a communities have entered ,000 "Save A Life" traffic contest which is being joint- nsorod in the state by the unior Chamber of Commerce e Tri-States Theatre Corn. contest extends from March 'ov. 15. Judges of the scrap- which the communities will n on their safety programs Commissioner Kahl, W. Earl Iason City editor, and Chief espersen of the Iowa High- trol. s which have entered in- Ames, Atlantic, Boone, Bur- Cedar Rapids, Charles lear Lake, Clinton, Council Creston, Des Moines, Du- Elkader, Fairfield, Fort Iowa City. Keokuk, ,Manly, lltown, Mason City, Fort n, Muscatine, Newton, Osage, sa, Ottumwa, Red Oak, doah, Waterloo and,Webster o won the, contest last year, may still be sent to Myron . 512 N. Second Street, Clint scrap books must be dated arch 15. EAK. ined assets of Iowa's 58 and loan associations in$8,182,784 last year and a record total of $68,826,cording to State Auditor Akers. report the auditor said that s for a continued increase RATS' TURN. , that the Republicans have heir 23 delegates to the na- onventlon, it's the Demorn. rats will hold their pre- ucuses throughout the state April 19, and April 24, It left for each county chair- et the dates for his county's caucuses. conventions to select to the state presidential on will be named April 30. Unued on Page Two) Division I Rank Awarded to Six Local Musicians Large Vocal Groups, Bands from 26 Towns Coining Here Saturday At the preliminary state music contest for solos and ensembles held at West Union last Saturday the instrumental department came away with four division I and nine division II ratings, out of 13 entries. Those receiving division I, and thereby eligible to compete in the state, music contest to be held at Vinton April 30 and May 1, were: Margaret Tschantz, cornet solo, accompanied by Dixie Cook; Clarine Olson, French horn s solo, accompanied by Carole Schultz; John Dresser, tuba solo, accompanied by Mary Dresser, and the Junior High woodwind trio, composed of Janice Schroeder and Mary Dresser, flute, and Ann Spencer, clarinet. Contestants receiving division II ratings were: Ronald Gunderson and Shirley Nelson, clarinet; Arlene Schultz, basoon; Cloy Meyer, alto sax; Bernadine Kugel, tenor sax; Richard Bollman, trombone; lone Winter, baritone; the brass quartet, and the brass sextet. All but two of the soloists were making their first contest appearance, and five of the ten started on their instruments just last year. Two Vocalists Win. The vocal department returned home from the district music con test Saturday with two first division ratings. Ken Timmcrman, singing "Old Man River," by Kern, and Howard Hills singing "Invictus," by Huhn, received first division ratings on their baritone solos and will continue to the state music contest at Vinton, April 30 and May 1. Gerry Hogan, Bernadine Kugel and Jim Malone were rated in the second division for their vocal solos. Also receiving second di vision ratings were the boys' quar tet, made up of Jim Malone, Howard Hills, Jim Koevenig and Ken, Timmcrman, and the girls' sextet which includes Adeline Pfister, Gerry Hogan. Jeanne Heckman, Bea Turner, Sally Ruckdaschel and Mary Jane Schlee. This coming Saturday the vocal department will have three entries in the large groups contest to be held here in Postville. The boys' glee club, girls' glee club and mixed chorus will compete with other C schools for division one ratings, entitling them to go to the state contest. The glee club contest will be held in Memorial Hall, starting at 8:00 a. m. Boys' glee club contest, for C schools will start at 9:00. Girls' glee club contest at 10:30 and mixed chorus at 1:00. The public is invited to at tend these and all sessions. Postville Contest. Attention is focused on large groups this week, in preparation for the contest to be held in Post ville Saturday, April 10, at which bands and glee clubs from 25 schools will compete. This contest is also a preliminary state content, To Feed Hungry. To help feed the large number of students attending the music contest Saturday, the school is serving lunches in the old gym. Volunteers from the local student body will do the work, and the proceeds will go toward purchasing n tape recorder for the school. Such a machine would be of great practical value to the school, particularly for corrective work in music and speech. and winners of division I ratings will be advanced to the state contest at Vinton April 30 and May 1. The local contest will bring an estimated 1500 students and teachers to town, not to mention the parents and supporters who will come to hear their groups perform. Postville high school is entering the four possible groups, concert band, girls' glee club, boys' glee club and mixed chorus. The bands will play in the high, school gym, while most of the glei clubs will sing at Memorial Hall. All sessions are open to the public who may pass in and out of a con test center as they please, betweer ~— no fatt iroups as "they care to. The sched ule is as follows Hlfb School Gym: 10:00 a.m.-Class D. bands. (Continued on page 8) It's Ladies' Night At Kiwanis Club This Evening at 6:30 The Postville Kiwanis Club will entertain their ladies tonight at their weekly dinner meeting at 6:30 o'clock. J. M. Hamer, Mason City, division manager of the Standard Oil Company, will be the gftest speaker. In great demand as afl after dinner speaker, Mr. Hamer's visit here has been looked forward to for several months. Cancer Specialist Speaks. About 50 persons attended, last week's Kiwanis sponsored talk by Dr. Edmund G. Zimmarer of the Iowa department of Public Health Cancer Association of America on the work that is being done by specialists in their effort to stamp out this disease. April is cancer fund month and this county's quota in the drive, according to Mrs. F. C. O'Riley of Waukon, county chairman of Allamakee county, who was present at the local meeting is $1880. Visit Lansing, McGregor. Monday evening a group of local Kiwanians went to Lansing to visit the Club there. They delivered the gavel, made by Dubuque boys' club members and brought here a fortnight ago by Waukon Kiwani­ ans, to the Lansing Club. Ultimately the gavel is to reach the Clinton Kiwanis Club. Next Tuesday evening members of the local Kiwanis Club will go to McGregor to attend the Fellowship meeting with the Pocket City club members as hosts. This meeting will be held in lieu of next week's local meeting, with attendance at the McGregor meeting counting on local club attendance. Presidential Sjeed Bed l _The old Town Council-i day forenoon to wind up its year's work, and at 12 noon the new Council took over the reigns of the city. ;Fred-J «»MUlpr, who-was- elected as a -councilman._Jto_suoeeed Harold H. Schroeder„whexuthe latter, declined- to- run, .was -the- only new officer, to be~,sworn-in; ^..Present officers are M. C. Deer- Tng, mayor; Keith Gregg, Fred J. Miller, James Overland, Glenn Olson and Fred C. Ruckdaschel, councilmen: L. O. Beucher, treasurer, and A. L. Peterson, Louis Schutte and Fred J. Miller, hospital trustees. > l4>Mayor Deering announced the appointment of William H. Foels as town marshal to succeed Donald Martindale who resigned^ and of Otto Appel as street commissioner to succeed himself. The Council then appointed H. A. Lange as waterworks superintendent and Joseph B. Steele as town clerk, both to. succeed themselves. Dr. F. W. Kiesau was again appointed town health officer. Commercial Club Meets Thursday Interest in Thursday night's Postville Commercial Club is running high with the announcement that music students of Postville public schools will furnish the program numbers. In the midst of the state series of music 1 contests, and with a district site here in Postville next Saturday, club members will be given a rare treat by soloists and small groups who are to appear before them. \ The school musicians will give their program immediately after the serving of the 6:30 o'clock dinner, Luman Colton, instrumental music department head, and Miss Eunice Boardman, vocal instructor, who are in charge, announced this morning. Following the program the club's New Town Council Took Over Monday; W r I • 11 —l /fmonthly business meeting will be . rOeiS IS IVlQrSjlCrl held . with Earl Abemethy, president, in charge. He has several il nietMan^ -important matters to bring before the club affecting the wellbeing of this community and hopes for a large turnout of the membership. But one 1 more meeting in May, will be held before summer recess. A smoker and social season will conclude the evening's program. Deering Announces For Supervisor Job M. C. Deering of Postville this week has requested nomination papers for the office of county supervisor. He will be a Republican candidate for the office for the term starting January 1, 1949. Now mayor of Postville, Mr. Deering served as county supervisor of Allamakee county for several terms a few years back. It was under his administration that" the new court house was built and he was a strong advocate of better roads in the outlying districts not reached with "state aid. Although now living in Postville, Mr. Deering is a farmer, owning and operating two farmsteads at this time, one of which is in Post township, northeast of town. FALB MECHANIC ATTENDS BUICK TRAINING SCHOOL Everett Cook of the Falb Motor & Implement, accompanied by Alan Habiger of the John Falb & Sons garage in Elgin, was at Waterloo last week for several days where the men attended a Buick school of instruction and a 4 subsequent intensive training course. Local School Agriculturists Plan Trip to the Black Hills 150 Attend St. Paul's Father and Son Banquet Dinner was served to more than 150 persons at the first; annual Father and Son banquet of St. Paul's Lutheran church Brotherhood. The banquet was served by the Sister- ,-hoed-nf the-coagqjgaiigri^ The menu consisted of cocktail, cabbage salad, Swedish meat balls, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and butter, coffee, ice cream and. wafers. During the program that followed the dinner John F. Palas, 88, was introduced as the oldest man attending; the youngest one was 2- year-old Michael Bigler, son of Lloyd Bigler, and father with the largest number of sons present was Lloyd Schroeder with his four sons. Program numbers included a community sing; piano solo by Francis Nelson; address of welcome by A. J. Palas; response by Fritz Palas, his son; violin solo by John Dennis; chalk -talk by Orville Running; violin solo by John Dennis; vocal number by a male quartet. Harry Tyler was the song leader, R. L. Evans Resigns As Farmers Store Age Robert L. Evans last evening ten dered hjs resignation as manager of the Postville Farmers Cooperative Society to take effect as soon as his successor is secured; He has been' manager of the society for the pas groups, hearing as ^^/^l^^^ Mf. Evans has secured a position with the Louis L. Hill hardware and will start upon his new duties when he is able to step out of his present position. K John K. Madsen, Smith-Hughes agriculture instructor at Postville high school, and his class of Fu^ ture Farmers of America members plan to make a trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota after school dismisses for the summer recess. Leaving here-about June 7 or 8, the group expects to be gone four or five days. They plan to study crop conditions and methods of farming in that locality, combining a sightseeing jaunt along with the educational phases. " In the above picture are shown, first row: Milton Kurth, Duane Meyer, Howard White, Cloy Meyer, Harold Glock, Milo Hammond, Leo Schroeder, Edwin Winters, Eugene Larson, Leslie Jahnke, and Marlyn Johanningmeier. Second row: Ronald Fox, Dean Werger, Bob Landt, Paul Benjegerdes, Keith Reinhardt, Donald Enyart, Ronald Fblsom, Karlton Eberling, Bob Henning and Billie Waters. Third row: Bill Ohloff, Kenneth Schroeder, Hillery Heins, Eddie Waters, Keith Kerr, Leonard Tietz, Kenneth Peake, Jerry Anderson and Russell Wilder. Others planning to make the trip but who failed to appear when the above picture was taken are Duane Brandt, Donald Heckman, Bernard, ivingood, Kenneth Timmerman, ernald Martins, Donald Elmers nd Wayne Walter. The trip will e made in one of Burr Cook's school buses. •' • <•• The Year's Program. Speaking of the work undertaken this year by his agriculture students, Mr. Madsen remarked: "Our general agriculture program includes' animal husbandry and field the association, first by being named to the honorary degree of Iowa Varmer and last year as a National Farmer , Action, Comedy, Thrills in Coming Iris,,Theatre Films Those who like rough and rugged action should see "The Bad Lands Of Dakota" / at the Jris Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 8, 9, 10. With a cast headed by Anne Rutherford and Bob Stack it cannot miss.. The scenic beauty is there, too, as the film was actually taken in the Dakota badlands. We have been able to secure one of the screen's funniest' comedies, Laurel and Hardy in . a three-reeler, "Chickens Come Home To Roost." This combination of rugged action and side-splitting comedy makes for an evening's enjoyment fori young and old. j The phrase you read too often, "This Film Is Better Than" should be discarded completely but juSjt how to describe or compare objects or movies would be a- problemT Last week "My Wild Irish Rosie" seemed to be enjoyed by everyone and there were more comments toj. that effect.than any film since 'way back when. To come out with .the statement that "This Time For Keeps" is a better film than "Irish Rose" takes more nerve than the writer has. However, there are those who will tell you that they like "Keeps" better. The water ballet scenes and the underwater scenes in which Esther Williams shows her marvellous swimming ability are beautiful beyond compare. There is music and singing plus a good story. 'This Time For Keeps" comes to the Iris Sunday and Monday, April 11 and 12, and this technicolor film is even more beautiful than any oi its predecessors.—The Iris Manage ment. New Residences/, Store Buildings Going Up Soon —/— Spring Construction Started This Week; Busy Season Ahead Name Hill as Head Of County's New\ Board of Education ; Louis L. Hill of Postville was. el'ecte'dpresident of the newly, created Allamakee county Board of Education at the first meeting of that group Monday afternoon at Waukon. He will hold „the office for a term of two years^ j Drawing f at "IKe" terms of office. for the various board members re/ suited as follows: Walter Hagen of Waterville drew the one-year terrn; David Flage of Ludlow and Mrs. Lester Ellingson of Waukon dre^v three-year terms, while Mrs. Augusta Rudnick of New Albin an|d Mr. Hill drew the five-year terms. Hereafter, at each year's school election members.- of the county board of education will be elected for six-year terms. The board will hold four meetings per year. The next meeting will be held on April 30, the third will be held July 15, and the other two meetings will be held in August and February, the dates to be named later. Goede Reelected. At its meeting Monday the board reelected- M. H. Goede as county superintendent of schools for a three-year term. Miss Anne Allison was reelected rural supervisor for one year. The board also approved the temporary rural teachers' salary plan as suggested by the state and worked out in cooperation with county superintendents of the state and teachers at an earlier meeting. The mild building boom that Postville experienced last year seems to have carried over the winter and is being resumed thi* .spting.-— Brickwork on the new Hanseri ""iSS"% Matson egg processing plant wa» V completed Monday morning and / concrete floors and finishing work / is now underway. „>/ =»-The-hficRlayers -rnT3ve 'd"^iver" tcr\ the Paul Waters' proposed dairy* : plant that day and laying of block* j is progressing there at present. ,> "Btock'for* the f6'undatibns"*of the Mrs. Sophia Schroeder home on east Williams street and for the Elmer Meyer house in west Postville , have been hauled to these sites and with favorable weather in the offing, work should be started on the construction of these shortly. Last week work was started on a four-room cottage for Miss Dorothy Jenkins and her nephew, George Lovering, on east Green street. The lot for this home was recently purchased from James Overland, and Harlan Schara has the construction contract. ,/\ . New Business Buildings.-.^ '' Two more new business houses are being constructed. A deal was completed last week whereby Clarence Nelson purchased the building now housing the Electric Motor j Shop from the proprietor, J. F. ! Hart. Mr. Hart in turn began ex- j cavation for the foundation of a / building to house his motor shop on / the lot tp the. west of its present/ location.-' It will join onto the ce- mehf block building he erected there about two years ago. The new addition will be of hollow tile construction..- .. |-- l After Mr. Hart vacates, Mr. Nel-, son will raze the old building and : erect a new store building for a business, the nature of which he does not disclose at this,.time. The Schutte Building. Excavation work on "the ""new™-\ three-story Schutte building across the street south from the Herald office is to be started the coming week. Louis Schutte and his sons, Willard and Paul, expect to erect a / modern structure that will house a / number of shops on the ground j floor, second, or main floor will be for a restaurant with private dining / room to seat 50 to 60 people, and / the upper floor will contain, six ,or-' H - s .£yj£E~5P ?r . tmer rfs- It .is a needed Local Schools to Offer All-Day Kindergarten crop projects; soil testing service to all farmers in the Postville trade area, which we estimate resulted in the testing of over 3,100 acres last year; seed treating demonstrations held; experimental plots- undertaken to test new varieties of crops, as well as other worthwhile community projects. "Field trips this year were made to the hybrid seed corn plant at Hampton, a tour through the Dubuque packing plant, livestock judging at the Waterloo Dairy Cattle Congress, and our final trip to climax this year's work, of course, will be the Black Hills trip to which all of us are looking forward with keen anticipation. We hope to make this an annual affair if our funds will permit," Mr. Madsen stated. . Aims and Purposes. The Future Farmers of America is a national organization for the purpose of training farm boys in skills which will enable them to become more successfully established in farming or related occupations, Mr. Madsen told us. It aims to develop character and citizenship; it fosters patriotism and develops agricultural leadership. Many boys have been helped by the course offered by the PostvilleV" Reports from the men on the school's agriculture program and' acres are to the effect that field- their membership in the FFA[ work is progressing nicely and One member of the Postville FFA some seeding has been done. Chapter, Ted Green, a few years Spring plowing is going forward back was president of the Iowa now that the frost is out of the FFA, and was signally honofred bk .ground, Postville public schools will offer both morning and afternoon kindergarten sessions starting next fall. This was announced by Supt. K. T. Cook last week after the school board had approved the plan. Mrs. Laurence Hofer is kindergarten teacher now holding only forenoon sessions. Parents are being urged to contact Supt. Cook if they have children to send to kindergarten next fall. The school is desirous of getting the child's name and age as well the parents' name so plans can be made for the number of pupils likely to enroll. "Ask them to report to me at once," was Mr. Cook's admonition. A./ -A FARMERS AT SEEDING WITH SPRING WEATHER A' warm rain last night will help their work materially. Weather for the most part during the past week has been real "Aprilish." ; addition to Postville and will fill a long felt want for stores and apartments. Remodeling Jobs. Several extensive store remodeling jobs are being undertaken in Postville this spring too. Louis L. Hill started work last week on the excavation for a full basement under his hardware store to house the plumbing and tin shop. The improvements will also extend throughout the entire store. Present plans call for the most modern hardware display fixtures throughout the store. The work is expected to be done by June. Remodeling work in Huebner's store is progressing nicely. Here the latest grocery display and dry goods tables are being installed by an expert store designer. Several New Homes. In the preparation stage are plans for several new homes in Postville. So it looks like a busy summer ahead in, the building line that should materially ease up housing and store shortages. Call Fire Departments To Two Fires Tuesday. Two fire alarms were sounded here Tuesday, one shortly before noon and the second just before the supper hour. The morning call came from the school house where a grass fire threatened to get out of control and the late afternoon call was for the rural fire truck to go to the S. A. Green farm northwest of town. At the latter place, a fire Mr. Green had started along the roadside quickly swept out of control and threatened to scorch the entire Green farm. It took the firemen 30 minutes to bring the fire under control, using the booster tank and working, at^ead of the fire as it swept across meadowland toward a cornfield. / . ____ / Elgin last week organized a Lion's Club. Henry' McMillan is the president, George Falb is Lion Tamer, and Max Medberry is the Chief Tail Twister. Charter members number 21.

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