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Tight Race or President eems Certain hrrc no longer ctuvbe any doubt thai those whb aspire to the mblicnn presidential nomination singing one of the tightest Is in years. is is considered healthy by ny but not good by others, robiibly never in recent politi- history has what happened in states affected what might hap- in another so much as this r. he plain fact ' s that what hap- ed in Wisconsin and what is pening in Nebraska may go a way toward helping some of 23 national convention deles chosen by Iowa Republicans akc up their minds, everal of them said as much be- either the Wisconsin or Ne- slta presidential primaries. They (hey were open minded and t happened in those two states Id well affect what they would at the convention, ey left the convention with oriers of Harold E. Stassen, Thomas E. Dewey and Sena- Robert A. Taft all claiming a portion of the delegation, wey advocates were the most fenws in their claims. They that of the 23 delegates 17 Dewey men. Stassen supers were claiming 10. Taft supers, acknowledging that they not get as much support as an- ated, nevertheless said there n't "over four sure Dewey on the delegation and that HERALD e were more Taft votes than e political observers who are or less neutral agree on these is: That Taft forces took a whip- in the selection of the dele- That the delegation has a dis- Dewey-Stassen or Stnssen- ey flavor. In other words, if a ate leans toward Dewey he ts Stassen if he can't have ey and vice-versa. That anything can happen be- the June 21 convention opens what happens between now then probably will have a lot ' with how Iowa casts its votes Fifty-Sixth Year. Vocalists Win Three 1st Places; Band Is Second 25 Schools Were Here Competing Saturday in Preliminary State Meet DELEGATES. re are the delegates and niter named to attend for the Re icans: legates-at-large: Wm. F. Mor , Iowa City; Harrison E. Span Cedar Rapids, national com eman ;Hanford MacNider, Ma> "ity; Mrs. Charles S. Hickman, erville. national committee- sn; Whitney Gillilland, Glen state chairman; Henry F t. Des Moines, and "Wallace F, Sioux City. Morrison, Grant, and MacNider all are World II veterans and the latter d War I veteran. The first are also Young Republicans, evnates-at-large: Mrs. Georgi- Amsden, Webster City; Mrs Figg, Des Moines; O. E. Van Lohrville; A. A. Alexander, bines; Ralph Shannon, Wash iv. L. Cuvtise Wood, Cedar ?: John Murphy, Sioux City is a World War II veteran he and Murphy represent Alexander is a Negro, •t District—Mrs. Emily Ander- Mount Pleasant, and Fred in, Muscatine. Alternates- Allen, North English, and Tressa Cuthbert, Fort Madi end District—Frank Miller ah, and Warren Rees, . Ana- Alternates—John Cherny, endence, and Harry Weich Nowhall. d District—Howard Roach; eld, and Joe B. Ty, Marshall Alternates—Ida Caine, Iowa and Joe B. Clay, Cedar Falls, rth District—R. E. White, Ot- a . and T. W. Miles, Corydon. ales—Mrs. L. V. Phelps, elli and George D. Newcomb, n - . District—Ray O. Garber, 'oines, and Paul Harp, Pleas- Alternates— Mrs. Norma Des Moines, and Mrs. Fred ok, Winterset. District— Arthur W. Smith, kburg, and Walter S. Merry- °rt Dodge. Alternates—Mrs. Woodward, Whittemore, and McNeil, Belmond. nth District— Roland Walter, • and Warren Wells, Council Alternates— Mrs. Earl Hol- ita, and Mrs. John Nichol- cnandoah, * District— David W. Stew- °ux City, and Don W. Mul- *olt. Alternates—Dr. J. A. a Grove, and Helen Vander- oyden. CTED 7~ " 'Pated trouble for National "eeman Spangler In his 8° fight for re-election fall- atcrialize at the GOP con- ler w °n a victory when he "J* 4 a delegate-at-large virtually clinched re-elec- him. This is his filth, term. Hickman alsp was re-elected n « e ommitteewomaa Um »«* on Pag* Two) i The vocal department of the high school rated three firsts Saturday in the large groups contest held in Memorial Hall. The boys' glee club, singing "A Song of Peace," by Sibelius, and the Riff song from "The Desert Song," by Romberg, received a first' division classification. The girls' glee club also received a first for their performance of "Wherefore, O Savior," a Bach chorale; "A Nightengale is Singing In the Street," by Koshetz, and "In Silent Night," by Brahms. The mixed chorus selections included "In Faith I Quiet Wait," by Bach, "The Nightingale," by Tchaikovsky, and William Schumann's "Holiday Song." These three groups will go to Vinton April 30, for the state contest, where they will compete with musicians from the entire northeastern district. Ratings in the local contest Saturday which attracted nearly 1500 students, as well as their parents and teachers, were as follows: Boys' glee club, class D—Guttenberg, Lansing, first; Garnavillo, Elgin, second. Class C—Elkader, Postville, first; Monona, second. Class B—West Union, first; Independence, second. Girls' glee club, Class C—Post- j ville, Sumner, Elkader, Strawberry Point, first; Maynard, Monona, Fayette, second. Class D— Guttenberg, first; Alpha. Wadena, Hawkeye, Lansing, Garnavillo, second. Class B—Independence, first; West Union, Cresco, Waukon, second. Mixed Chorus—Class C, Postville, first; Elkader, Monona, Fayette, second. Class D. Clermont first; Garnavillo, Guttenberg, Lansing, second. Class B, Oelwein, first; West Union, Waukon, Cresco, Independence, second. Bands—Class C, Monona, Sumner, first; Postville. Elkader, second. Class D. Monona, Sumner, first Calmar, Luana, .Lansing, Fairbank Hawkeye, Stanley, second. Class B, West Union, first; Oelwein, Cres co, second. ("ontinned in pane five) Kiwanians' Ladies Hear Lincoln Talk By Mason City Man A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN" A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1948. Thursday's Commercial Club Was a Right Lively Session Number 24. Kiwanians and their ladies heard J. M. Hamer of Mason City give an interesting talk on the life of Abraham Lincoln at the Ladies' Night dinner-meeting last Wednesday evening. Mr. Hamer is the division manager of the Standard Oil Company and has for his hobby the collection of books and works of art on the Great Emancipator, many of which he had on display here at the meeting. Also appearing on the program were Clarine Olson, who played a French horn solo, accompanied by Carole Schultz at the piano; Janice Schroeder, Ann Spencer and Mary Dresser, woodwind trio. These students of the Postville public schools had won a division I rating the Saturday before at the preliminary state music contest in West Union and will represent the local schools at the state contest to be held at Vinton April 30 and May 1. j Tonight's Kiwanis Club meeting has been cancelled, members having gone to McGregor last evening to attend the annual Fellowship meeting and program. FARMER-WORKER AID. George Schultz of Postville has volunteered to serve as a member of the Allamakee county Iowa State Employment Service in the concerted effort being put forth -to bring farmer and worker together for jobs on the farm this season. If interested, see George now. Mrs. John Flage, 76^ Passes On Sunday /\ At Ludlow Home /_Funoral services are being held this afternoon^, for Mrs. John Flage, 76, in Zalmoiia Presbyterian church in Ludlow^ conducted by the Rev. Mr. Johnson. / Interment will be in the cemetery near the church. Mrs. Flage passed away Sunday following an illness of several weeks duration. As Minnie Sanderman she was born to Mr. and Mrs. Simon Sanderman in Ludlow township June 8, 1870. After attaining womanhood she was married to John Flage on the farm in Ludlow which they still own on January 12, 1892. About twelve years ago they retired from farm life and purchased residence property in Waukon and during that time Mr. Flage engaged in the grocery business, later returning to the farm. Seven children were born to this union, three sons, Edward and Harvey of Waukon, and Alvin H. of New York City, and four daughters, Edna, Mrs. Gus Herman of Waukon, Ethel, Mrs. Albert Hilmer, 1 of Postville, Mary, Mrs. Chris Reinhardt, of Cresco, and Laura, Mrsi Everett Palmer, of Waterville. In addition to the husband and children she is survived by three brothers, Simon Sanderman of Seattle, Wash., Otto and Ed Sanderman of Waukon, 29 grandchildren and eight great -grandchildren/ Sells The Herald) To Hampton Men; Effective May 1st DeGarmo & Martin, The New Publishers, Experienced News Men Call Baseball Meeting For Friday Night at 8 All persons interested in baseball and Postville putting a team in the Scenic Iowa . League this summer, are asked to attend a meeting 'at Glen Jarmes' grocery store Friday evening at eight o'clock. Local representatives attending a league meeting tonight will bring back their report, t The league champion Pirates of last- year should be a formidable contender for the title again: this year, although reports are current that all teams in the loop wjll be much stronger this year. I. CATFISH SEASON OPENS tAPRHi 15TH IN IOWA ,,C...W. DeGarmo and Fred L. Martin of Hampton last Thursday purchased the Postville , Herald from its present owner, Wm. J. Klingbeil. They will take oyer the publication Saturday, MayjLJj Mr. DeGarmo will' become ^the editor and advertising manager. He was born and raised at Early, Iowa, and attended the high school, in that city. After his . graduation there in 1936, he attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, for two years, then University of South Dakota in Vermillion, So. Dak., for two years. He received his B. A. degree in journalism in 1940. Mr. DeGarmo was employed after graduation on the Albion American, ,a weekly newspaper in Albion, Indiana, for eight months as a reporter. He left that position to enter the army in March, 1941, serving in the European theater of operations until his discharge in April, 1946. Since then he has been with the Purcell Printing Company at Hampton as editor of the Hampton Times and as news editor of the Hampton Chronicle. He is 30 years old and unmarried. Mr. Martin was born in Elkhart, Iowa. He accompanied his parents when they moved to Hampton in 1921, 'graduating from the Hampton high school with the class of 1932. He attended the State University of Iowa for two years. Starting the printer's trade as a boy, he has been employed on the Hampton Chronicle as a printer for 22 years, e is 33 years old and his wife is he former'Evelyn Wieser of Wa-| terloo. They were married December 1, 1940. The present owner of the Herald has been associated with Postville newspapers since May, 1914/flrst as a partner of Paul Ronneburger on the German language Iowa Volks- blatt, on which he had charge of the mechanical department. On June 1, 1918, he, established the Postville Herald and with the exception of the period from October, 1924, to August, 1926, when it was owned by the late F. W. Hughes, has been its publisher. e Last Thursday evening's Post ville Commercial Club meeting proved to be one of the liveliest held this year. A number of topics in the interest of the community were discussed during the business meeting, and it was voted to entertain the local high school basketball squad and their fathers at a banquet at the next meeting, Thursday, May • 13, which night marks the final meeting of • the club's year. A 6:30 o'clock dinner was served by Mrs. Arnold Schutte and her assistants to 45 club members and musicians of the school who furnished a program of solos and small group numbers after dinner. Vocalists and instrumentalists in | appoint charge of Luman Colton and Miss Eunice Boardman provided the musical numbers. For the basketball team's banquet it was decided to bring an outstanding personality here as after dinner speaker. (Flash—Word came this morning that Pops Harrison, coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes, has consented to appear here Thursday, May 6, so the banquet will be on that night.) A discussion was held on the status of the swimming pool project for which bonds were approved by the citizens last winter. Construction of the pool seems to be held up for the time being because of other more urgent projects here that will tax to capacity the town's financial limitations. It was suggested that a summer's recreational program for children include transportation facilities for children wishing "to go to the Waukon pool, and a committee was appointed to study such a measure. The need for a truck depot in Postville was again taken up. As a solution to congestion of traffic created by trucks and vans unloading merchandise at front doors of stores, it was suggested a freight depot for these conveyances be established here. However, no definite action was taken. The need for a zoning ordinance, was also brought up, and President Earl Abernethy was empowered to a committee, to make a study of this, problem and seek installation of stop signs on the street running south of the school house. A committee of Commercial Club members is to be appointed to work with a like group from Wau- 1 kon to seek concrete paving on the portion of highway 51 between here and the county seat now blacktopped. This surfacing has not withstood the rigors of our climate and this spring is in a deplorable condition. The club also voted to defray the expenses of one boy to be appointed to attend Hawkeye Boys' State at Des Moines in June. A second boy is usually sponsored by Arthur F. Brandt Post, No. 518, American Legion. Farm Editor Speaks To Dairy Group on Improvement Work |Wal Girl Does Well In State Spelling Contest Nancy Kneeland, 13, eighth grade student of the Postville public schools, represented Allamakee county at the state spelling con test held in Des Moines Saturday, where 103 champions from 96 coun ties and large cities of over 10,000 population competed. Nancy was eliminated in the written contest in the seventh series of twenty words each, while in the oral contest she was number 76 to be eliminated by misspelling titillation as "titilation." Accompanying her to the contest' were her teacher, Mrs. Elaine Moser, who was chosen as one of the thirty-three checkers of the written test, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A- Kneeland, and her friend, Joan Schultz. " Four-County Bankers To Meet Here Thursday Bankers from Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties are expected to come here Thursday evening, 160 strong, to attend their annual meeting and banquet in St. Paul's church dining room, it was announced Monday. Clayton county J>ankers are spon- preceded by a dinner at 6:30 o'clock, sors of the meeting which will be Famous Movie Star Eat^ Banana Split at Palm / \.... i Postville entertained a movie star, Smiley Burnette, Saturday afternoon. He came all unannounced with two companions. The party was enroute to Sioux City to fill a personal appearance engagement and stopped at The Palm to rest and refresh themselves. Smiley, '.cmema'o funny—man- in the-popular^westems^-'—Lloyd Palmer- -shows --frequently, up - at • his Iris_.Theatre,-Ordered a banana split and allowed as how Johnnie Sawvelle's species of this dish was just^ about the best he had ever eaten!' Pointing out that this section of the state is Iowa's greatest dairying section and produces more dairy products than any other, Rex Conn farm editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette and former extension worker, showed the' essential part dairy quality improvement is playing in feeding the nation and the world in an address he made Wednesday in Memorial Hall. The farm editor was speaking to the an nual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Dairy Improvement association. John Quist, connected with the dairy; curriculum at Iowa State col lege, Ames, also spoke on the merits' of an improved dairy quality. Also in attendance, in addition to the 50 or 60 delegates were the association fieldmen, L. A. Neverman, Waukon; Oran Brandt, Castalia; and Otto Klein of McGregor. Claire Hogan, state inspector out of the Des Moines office, was also present. All officers of the association, which was organized a year ago, were reelected to their posts. President of the board of directors is Art Seeland of Froelich, while Fred Everman of Castalia is vice president. Acting as secretary-treasurer is a New Albin dairyman, John RoUster. Art Ellingson of Decorah and John Schon of the Waukon creamery are also on the board of directors with the above-mentioned officers. The association is composed of 25 j creameries in Allamakee, Winneshiek, Fayette and Clayton counties. J. P. Ellis Quits Blacksmithing After 55 Years He Held Record for Continuous Operation Of Same Business Here X •J—Pr- Ellis, local blacksmith since 1893, is retiring from business. To Erect Plaque For War's Dead Three Girls, Two Boys Born at Local Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Linton White of Postville are the parents of a son, weighing 8% lbs., born April 7. A daughter was bom to Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Gunderson of Monona' April 7; weight 1% lbs. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Koopman have a daughter, born April 12, and weighing 6 lbs., 13 oz. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schneider of Elgin are the parents of a son, born April 12, and weighing 9 lbs. Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Metzer of Elgin have a daughter, born April 12, and weighing 7 lbs. V The first of the major fishing seasons begins at 12:01 a. m., April 15, when catfishing becomes legal in all of the state's inland waters. Commission officials said today that "dyed-in-the-wool fishermen all over the state wait for the'mid night opening like kids waiting for Santa Ciaus Christmas Eve." The daily catfish limit has been reduced this year to eight with a possession limit of Sixteen. Minimum catfish length is twelve inches, A bronze plaque containing the names of Allamakee county's World War II dead will be erected shortly at the court house in Waukon according to plans made by the Wau kon Commercial Club, which is sponsoring the project. Half the expense involved will be paid by the county. The following are the names which will be inscribed on the plaque (men from this community in black type): Lawrence D. Anderson, Gerald J. Ahearn, Henry W. Barnholtc, Kenneth Bigelow) Charles W. Bloxham, Earl Burnham, William Campbell, Robert E. Christ, Kenneth E. Casey, Thomas Collins, John W. Colsch, Victor M. Damon, Douglas R. Darling, Roland M. Erlckson, Laverne Fink, Virgil Gordon, James B. Hagen, Lawrence G. Hamm, Arthur C. Hanson, John F. Heim, James, W. Henderson, Earl Hermanson, Victor M. Houlihan, Dwftyne H. Huebner, Howard C. Humphrey, RusseU O. Johnson, Harry J. Jones. Maurice Kelly, Carleton Kenney, ftustav F. Kerndt, Robert W. Kneeland, Donald O. Kosbau, Donald F. Koth, Donald W. Lawun, Gordon Leikvold, James P. Morrow, George P. Manning; Joseph R. Mohn, Andrew Oelberr, Donald OUoff, Wendel A. Pederson, Lyle Foeach, Donald E. Reeder, James J, Regan, John P. Slattery, Earl Quillin, Donald G. Teff, Robert P, Teft\ John A. Wilde, Robert L. Young. Elmer Schultz submitted to an appendectomy at Postville Hospital Tuesday morning.' * Jarmes Buys Circus; To Continue Store ) Fulfilling a lifetime ambition, Glen""??^ Jarmes last week purchased a circus and wjll take it on the road starting May 15?| He was at Lake City last -week and bought the Madden Bros, show which headquarters in that place, Ena the elephant ami all. Possession was given Mr. Jarmes April 7. Mr. Jarmes last week sold the building which houses his grocery store to Dr. R. F. Topliff. However, he will continue to operate the grocery store with additional help while he is on the circus circuit. In turn, Mr. Jarmes purchased the Martha and Ralinda Lammert residence property, into which the ^Jarmes family will move about May 15 when the Lammert sisters expect to move into the former Gilbert Sanders house which they bought some time ago. In announcing the acquisition, of the circus Mr. Jarmes announced, "The show will be known as the Jarmes Bros. Combined Shows. The four Jarmes boys will travel with me when school dismisses for. the symmer months. Each will have one or more acts in his charge, including the handling of Ena's act in the ring. We expect to make' Postville our winter headquarters, so Postville will finally get a real, live elephant soon.'' Speaking of the route the show will follow, Mr. Jarmes said, "We open in Lake City May IS; then head up-into Minnesota and Wis- 1 consin, and expect to Include Postville on our itinerary sometime during the season." < ? - Ira Smith Passes At Home Monday; Funeral Thursday Of Pioneer Parentage, Mr. Smith Had Been A Community Leader UBLJL Smith, 77, well known Post township farmer, passed away Mondax _£V _ening following a lingering illness. 1 Funeral""services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1:30 in the Schutte funeral home and at 2 o'clock at the Community Presbyterian church, with the Rev. Eldon L. Seamans officiating. Interment will be in Smith cemetery, Post township. Mr. Smith was born December 5, 1897, on the old home farm northeast of Postville. He was the son of David and Marena Barham Smith, who with his only sister, Ida, preceded him'in death. On November 19, 1895, he was married to Jennie M. Smith who passed away on June 14, 1926. To this union four children were born, Lester D., Pearl R. (Mrs. Arthur W. Price), and Clinton E., all of Postville, and Ethelyn L. Smith of Manchester. On October 11, 1933, he was married to Maria Swenson Dresser, who, together with his children survive him. Also surviving are a niece, Evelyn Swenson (Mrs. Foster Burroughs) of Waterloo, who made her home with them; two grandsons, Rodney ' and Keith Smith; two granddaughters, Kay Smith and Shirley Price; four great- grandsons and three great-granddaughters. In early life he' became a member of the Bethel United Brethren church and later affiliated with the Community Presbyterian church in Postville, in which he was president for many years of the men's Sunday School class. He moved to Postville in 1933, but while he lived on' his. Post township farm he was active in many of the farm organizations; he served as township trustee and director of the Myron school district for many years. Pick Golf Club Officers For The Coming: Year Walter Merriman of Monona was /elected president of the Tri-City Golf Club at the annual meeting held in Postville last Friday evening. Others named as officers for this year were, Leon Birdsell, Monona, first vice president; Clark Redisel of Mpnona, second vice president; Curtis Abernethy, Postville, secretary-treasurer; Carlton Schroeder and Robert Burling directors from Postville; George Hamann, director from Luana; Hugo Oelke, director from Farmersburg; Gordon Schultz and Bud Peglovy, director* from Monona. ' . f 'Pearl" holds the record of local business men for continuous operation as well as for having been in the same location in one and the same business. He is turning his business over to his sons, Clifford and Kenneth June 8. "That's the day I complete 55 years of blacksmithing," Mr. Ellis informed us Saturday. "I want to make it even years/M Clifford has been-associated with his father in the smithy for 22 years. Kenneth came "back home" last winter after a number of years of farming in northern Wisconsin. He is no stranger to the Ellis shop and the work it is required to handle, because he learned the trade under his father before going to Wisconsin. Of Pioneer Stock. Mr. Ellis comes from pioneer stock. His father came to Postville 100 years ago and several additions to the Town of Postville bear his name to this day. Pearl learned the blacksmithing trade from Thomas Shortreed. Aft- . er an apprenticeship of seven years, he bought an interest in the business. The Shortreed & Ellis firm continued until 1908 when Mr. Ellis bought the entire business and has operated it since as the sole owner. He has seen many changes, in Postville, as well as in his line of business. Time was when the blacksmith shop of any town was the center of activity. It was where farmers assembled to have their horses shod, wagon tires reset and general machine repairing cared for. Today all of that has changed. The few horses remaining on farms are shod out on the farm. The smith lakes his tool kit, much like a doctor takes his medicine case on calls, and goes to the farm to dp the job. Repairing of tractors and heavy farm machinery occupies a blacksmith's time today. Mr. Ellis had the first electric motor hooked up and in operation in Postville, and much of his machinery to handle the shop work is of his own design and construction. A Farmer at Heart. Mr. Ellis was born on a farm, now the Fred J. Heins place west of Postville. His first love' is in farming. "I'm going to look after my farm northwest of town and take it easy," he says. "Of course, I'll have to hang around the shop too, to see that these young squirts keep on turning out the class of work I taught them, and the kind the farmers around Postville have become accustomed to getting from old J. P.," he concluded whimsically. Postville Passes Quota In Red Cross Campaign Donations in the annual Red Cross membership drive'now stand at $580 in Postville, against a quota of $350, according to Miss Catherine Staadt, local chairman of the 1948 fund campaign. Twenty-five women have just about completed the house-to- house solicitation, and all reports are not in at this time." Contributions _ are still to be accepted from those who were not contacted. They may be made to any one. of, the solicitors, Miss Staadt says. , Allamakee county's quota* ° is $3,000 this year. Miss Anna Allison of Waukon is county chainnan.