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April 21, 1948

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assenStock n Upgrade, 'gures Show cr the 23 delegates were se- to represent Iowa at the Re- can national convention this many of them said that the s of the Wisconsin and Nea elections probably would nee their thinking on the can- h elections have now taken and Harold Stassen the clear .vinner in each. What that so far as the Iowa delegation cerned, only time will tell, •ever, it is known that the tion has more of a Dewey- n or Stassen-Dewey flavor that of any other candidate, is to say that several of the tcs— probably a majority— at they could go along with' Dewey or Stassen. That is that some prefer Dewey first tasficn or vice versa. results in Wisconsin and ska pretty much confirm test polls have shown in Iowa, lly every state-wide poll has Stassen a bit of an edge over candidates. POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1948. Number 25. Senior Class Play Set For May 7 In Auditorium 'Don't Take My Penny' Is Exciting Comedy; Release Honor Rolls Y PAROLE LAWS. ttidy to determine whether le should rewrite some of its laws will be made by a com- of the Iowa District Judges ation. e Russell Jordan, Des Moines, ent. said the study will look the possibility of revision so ach judicial district would ts own probation officer. The will be made at the associa- annual meeting in Sioux City is the week of Democratic nlial precinct caucuses. The ommittee set the dates for caucuses for any night this Yet when the week ends will be a good many pre- which did not hold caucuses, same was true of Republican s' a few weeks ago. Party are wondering why more t isn't shown in the caucuses, ou put a headline in the pa- at all caucuses have been off," one Democratic county an said, "and that the rank 0 isn't going to have any say matter of naming delegates nty canventions, you'd hear gest mass protest in Iowa in when everyone knows that lenses are open to the mem- 1 the party, few show up. a question that has been for years by party leaders ave tried to do a job of ting interest in party poli- t is a most discouraging job. f them would welcome sug- haw the lethargy can be e. / CE-ROBESON. cent weeks some of the best d political meetings in the ave been those conducted by at singer, Paul Robeson in of Henry Wallace's third Robeson appeared in Iowa ek and was greeted by good- udiences, politically speak Des Moines and Cedar ce himself is due in Iowa 'eek. He is scheduled to at Penn College in Oska n Des Moines and in Cedar CANDIDATES SPEAK. candidates for governor ap- on the same program bee Iowa Council for Better on at Des Mokes last week, came candidates, together ose who are candidates for rty 's nominations as United enalor, are scheduled to ap- gether again at the Iowa Chamber of Commerce state ion in Burlington April 30. e council meeting the can- gave their views on schools, dorsing state aid in varying County Attorney Carroll O. the Democratic candid the only one up to date— rst with Gov. Robert D. ting on his right, ndemned "penny-pinching" the people are ahead of re in wanting adequate for state school aid. He eorganization of small dis- to larger "and more eco- and efficient" districts, or Blue reviews what has e for the schools under his ration, recalling, that in e aid for schools amounted " a year and that the 1947 r e had increased this to 0 a year. He said Iowa is leven states that increased ear pupil expenditures in rising living costs, illiam S. Beardsley, a can- r the Republican nomina- he favors permanent ap- °ns annually of sufficient to Pay one-fourth of total °ol costs. That would be .000,000 a year now. He Principal of state Aid has Hnued oa Pagt Two) "Don't Take My Penny," by Anne Caulter Martens is the senior class play choice for this spring. It's a "lucky penny," too—this bright, gay comedy about young people. May 7 ts the date for the production of the play; the place, is Postville high school auditorium, and the time is 8 p. m. A cast of seventeen seniors play the parts of the lively characters involved in "Don't Take My Penny." They are the following: Bea Turner, Ken Timmerman, Mary Jane Schlee, Lloyd Schutte, Bob Douglass, Peggy Spencer, Zonna Stee, Delores Kostman, Jim Koevenig, Howard Hills, Lavanda Bergan, Bob Roffman, Jean Heckman, Gerry Hogan, Sally Ruckdaschel, Jerry Finnegan and Jim Malone. Carol Eberling is the prompter, while Bernard Livingood is stage manager. His assistant is. Keith Kerr. Willie Schultz is electrician and Sally Ruckdaschel, Jean Heckman and Gerry Hogan are property crew members. "Don't Take My Penny" is being produced by special arrangement with The .Dramatic Publishing Company, under the direction of Miss Doris Allred. Honor Roll. The honor roll for the past six weeks is as follows: Freshmen — Paul Benjegerdes, Dixie Cook, Herbert Morch, Mariene Schupbach. Richard Searls, Billie Waters. Sophomores—Donald Enyart, Mildred Foley. Bernadine Kugel, Virginia McNally. Juniors — Joan Christofferson, John Dresser, Elaine Evcrman and Cloy Miene. Seniors — Carol Eberling, Jim Koevenig, Mary Jane Schlee, Peggy Spencer, Zonna Stee and Frederick Reincke. Band News. Eight beginners bring the total number of students taking instrumental lessons up to 78. The new players are Donald Enyart, Maureen Walter and Shirley Topel, clarinet; Joann Baltz. baritone; Milo Hammond, tuba, and Alice Gordon, Patty Lou Brewer and Myrna Christofferson, drums. Three brass players changed instruments last week, Carole Schultz changing from French horn to trombone. Marilyn Severn from cornet to French horn, and Jean Christofferson from (Continued on page 8) School Nine Extends Win Streak to Four Postville's Pirates extended their winning streak to four during the past week by downing Luana to 0 on Tuesday, and Elgin 24 to 3 Wednesday. Picking good weather and facing below average pitching, the team worked its batting aver age up to .352. At present, seven boys are hitting .400 or bettor, led by Jack Schultz with .571. Four pitchers were used in the Luana game, with Tennis Mork working three innings, Ken Peake two innings, Cloy Meyer one inn ning, and Eugene Rima one inning. Even with this array of pitchers Luana batters were able to get only three safe bingles. For Post ville, best at the plate were Eugene Rima with two triples and a single and Jack Schultz with two doubles and a single. After squeezing out a 5 to 4 win at Elgin the previous week, Post ville figured to have a tight game on their hands against, El|in Wednesday. However, Hanson, the Panther's top hurler, had pitched a victory the previous day over Clermont; so he was allowed to rest. Three inexperienced hurlers gave up eighteen walks and thirteen hits to the Postville batters who coasted to a 24 to 3 win. Pitching for Postville were Merle Meyer, four innings, Ken Peake, two innings, and Eugene Rima, one inning. Jack Schultz had the best day at the plate with a double and two singles. The play of the Pirates during the last week showed considerable improvement over their previous play, hut left plenty of room for more improvement before they will be ready to handle top-notch clubs. If the team continues to improve they should become a threat in the sectional tournaments which start May 6. ., Iowa Trout Season Will Open May 1st; Predict Good Supply The 1948 trout season in Iowa opens May 1 at 5:00 a. m., and trout fishermen anticipate one of the best opening days in recent years. All Iowa trout are hatchery raised and are released prior to and during the trout season as adults. More than 180,000 are available for stock ing during 1948. For the first time in many years road conditions are such that • the heavy stocking trucks are finding good access to stocking points on roads that during the early spring months are generally almost inaccessible. Consequently pre-season stocking has advanced much more rapidly than normal and the 40 northeast Iowa trout streams are "fat" with rainbow, brook, and brown trout ranging in size from eight-inch "freshmen" to lunkers weighing four to six pounds and larget. All of Iowa's trout waters are in the northeast corner of the state where summer water temperatures in the clear, spring-fed streams do not rise above 75 degrees. This year, for the first time, there is no size limit on trout in Iowa and it is legal to keep any length trout caught. The season, opening May 1 at 5:00 a. m„ closes November 30, with fishing legal from 5:00 a. m. to 9:00 p. m. each day. The daily catch limit is eight; possession limit is j eight. APRIL SHOWERS Former Russian To Speak Sunday The Rev. G. P. Schroeder, Elgin's new Baptist minister, who spent considerable'time in Russia, will be the guest speaker at the Postville Community Presbyterian church Sunday evening at eight o'clock. secretary f"""" Mrs.Wm. F. Heins Passes On Sunday; Funeral Rites Todayf Jttrs... William F. Heins, -81," a resident of this community for the past 61 years, passed'away Sunday evening at Postville Hospital where she had_b£en a patient since last Wednesday^/ Funeral" services are being held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home in this city and at two o'clock in St. Paul's Lutheran church. The Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig will officiate at the services, and interment will be in the Postville cemetery. Wilhelmina Hermine Charlotte Lange Heins was born July 24, 1866, at Drewelow, Germany, as the daughter of Karl arid Johanna Gipp Lange. She was baptized in the Lutheran church at .Spantegkow, Germany, and confirmed at Teterin, Germany. At the age of 17 years she accompanied her parents, a brother and a sister to the United States. The family first located' at Red Wing, Minn., and after a short stay there they moved to Guttenberg, Iowa. After a brief residence there they moved to Monona and while there Mrs. Heins worked in Postville. She was married to William F. Heins of Luana May 18, 1887, at Monona and to this union four children were born, three of whom survive. They are Lucy, Mrs. Fred Gericke, and Celia, Mrs. Carl C. Sander, both of Postville, and Helen, Mrs. Alfred Olson of Cedar Falls. Mr. Heins passed away April 7, 1932. An infant daughter, Ida, also preceded her in death, as did her parents, a brother, Herman Lange, and one grandchild. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Henry Schave of Ossian, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; After .their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Heins established their home on a farm southeast of Postville and lived there 28 years. They moved to Postville in. 1915 and this had been their home until they passed away. Kiwanians to be Shown Major League Pictures Motion pictures produced by the American League and National League, "Batting Stars of Baseball," and "Circling The Bases," in which the big league stars perform, will be shown at Postville Kiwanls Club tonight. Dinner will be served at 6:30 o'clock, followed by the showing of the films. Last Tuesday evening local ki­ wanians went to McGregor to attend the annual district Fellowship meeting at which Lieutenant-Governor Myron E'ghmey' of Clinton and Governor James Carptenter of Dubuque were the speakers. Members were present from seven Kiwanis Clubs of eastern Iowa and western Wisconsin. , Rev. Schroeder was a to the high officials in Russia for some time and has traveled in the war-torn areas of Europe. He saw much of Russian communistic activities and the pressure brought under their controlled government. Press Praises Talk. In speaking of Rev. Schroeder's talk given in his home town last "week, the Elgin Echo reports: "His description of communistic Russia and conditions there was far from pleasant, and his audience drew a breath of relief when realizing they were still living in a free and democratic country. Rev. Schroeder makes a highly interesting talk and his disclosures should be heard by every American citizen." Dr. Schroeder is also a fine musician and song leader. Two of his wife's aunts who escaped from Russia and came to this country last December will accompany him to Postville Sunday evening. Luana Schools 1 To Graduate Eight /^Commencement exercises at Luana high school are scheduled to be held .Thursday, May 20, at eight o'clock' p. m., in the Luana opera housep The-class-play-will-be-held at the -same - place- on-'Wednesday The public is cordially invited t</| evening, April-28. Title of the play attend. 1 VI is "Good Night Ladies." In the class this year are seven girls and one boy, June Ann Brown, Shirley Hinman, Peggy Lee Lange, Delores Lenth, Delos W. Martins, Mary Lou Schultz, Anna Mae Seitz and Donnafred E. Wagner.') The "Class chose as their motto, "We'll win with willingness, wisdom and work," their class colors are azure blue and gold, and the class flower is the sweet pea. Plan Dental Program For the Underprivileged With the cooperation of local dentists, a free dental clinic is planned in Postville. It is designed to care for the teeth of children whose parents are unable to provide means for this work. Mrs. H. H. Douglass is in charge of the program and she should be contacted for.further information and method of applying for the dental care. Sander Returns to Farmers Store Job Carl C. Sander will again become manSger of the Postville • Farmers Cottonwood .trees are becoming Iowa's best farm timber crops.'. Fifteen Are Confirmed At St. Bridget's Church The Most Rev. Edward A. Fitzgerald of Dubuque, auxiliary bishop of the diocese, presided at con firmation services in St. Bridget's Catholic church, Tuesday evening at 7:30. The. confirmants were: Lloyd Braun, Thomas Hogan, James Ri ma, Richard Waters, William Waters, Eldred Winter, Eugene Winter, Mrs. Ambrose Looney, Barbara De Witt, Elizabeth Gesing, Mrs. Edwin Smith, Audrey Schlee, Anna Tehel, Eva Waters, Janice Zweibohmer. The clergy present were The Rt. Rev. Msgr. M. J. Thiltgen and Rev. Donald Weydert of Ossian, Rev. Robert VogI, secretary to the bishop of Dubuque, Rev. Peter J. Freid man and Rev. Robert Hirsch of Calmar, Rev. H. P. Nosbesch of Festina. Rev. Vernon J. Peters of McGregor, Rev. Luke Donlon of Monona, Rev. Louis C. Iekel of Garnavillo and Rev. Francis J. Vallaster, pastor of St. Bridget's church. Comedy Galore In Iris Theatre's Weekend Offerings There has never a week gone by but the writer hasnlt had a request for an Abbott and Costello picture, so we are bringing to the Iris by popular demand, "Buck Privates Come Home." This rip-roaring and side-splitting comedy has played in every theater around here excepting West Union and it has played to large crowds and happy satisfied audiences. The film comes to the Iris Sunday and Monday, April 25 and 26. If you haven't seen this, dp so now, as perhaps this will be the last oppor tunity. There should be a large number of fans who haven't seen this one. in this immediate community. If the picture is successful at the box-office, plans are in the making to play "The Egg and I" and another Abbott and Costello, "The Wistful Widow Of Wagon Gap." Laurel and Hardy will appear here this week Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 22, 23, 24. in a three-reel comedy, entitled, "Oliver The Eighth,"- in conjunction with "The Vigilantes Ride Again." This 85-minute action-packed "western" is one of the best, with a cast that features Franchot Tone, Peggy Moran, Andy Devine, Broderick Crawford and Fuzzy Knight.—The Iris Theatre Management. Pops Harrison To Talk Here at Cagers' Banquet Commercial Club Host To Basketball Squad And Dads on May 6th Fiery little "Pops" Harrison, who has been at the University of Iowa as head basketball coach for the past six years, is coming to Postville Thursday, May 6. He will be the principal speaker at the banquet the Postville Commercial Club will tender Postville high school's cage squad that evening. Cooperative Society on May 1. He will succeed Robert L. Evans who resigned recently to accept a position with the Louis L. Hill hardware store. Announcement of Mr. Sander's acceptance of the position was made, M^naayJ y\ Mr. Sander occupied the position as manager of the local Farmers Cooperative Society for.more than 25 years, resigning a few years ago when ill health forced him to takejj&Gejt^, that step. Since leaving the Farmers Store Mr. Sander has been associated with the contracting firm of Otto C. Sander «fSon of this city. Rural Fire Truck Answers Two Calls The Postville Rural Fire Association's truck answered several calls during the past week, but in no case is there material damage to report. Last Saturday afternoon the truck was called to the Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Dresser farm where a grass fire threatened to sweep through the large evergreen grove and toward the buildings. The Bremen had it whipped in short' order. Monday forenoon the truck was called to the Everett Hughes place over at Frankville, but were turned back before they reached the scene of the fire. This too was a grass fire that appeared as though it would get out of control. Lloyd Bigler, living .south of town, had his tractor catch fire while seeding shortly before noon last Wednesday. Neighbors who rushed to the scene assisted in putting out the blaze but not before it had burned a tire, the magneto, wires* and lighting system and the paint off the tractor. GORDANIER TO BUILD FIVE-ROOM COTTAGE Work is to be started soon onT&eJ new cottage for Horace Gordanier on the lot between his present residence property and the John O. Casten residence on west Williams^ The structure'will be a one-story cottage with five rooms and is expected to be ready for occupancy some time in late summer. Baseball Prospects Are Bright for *48 As Squad Practices i '...The_Pirates, 1947 champions of the Scenic Iowa League, took to the diamond Sunday for their first practice. J Although stiff arms and joints need a lot of limbering up, it would appeal* that a good team will be fielded here again. ^In the practice Sunday were such well known stars as Arbie Bareis, LaMont Gericke, Cloy Schultz, Grant Schultz, Leo Meyer, Ray, Brainard, Herman Schupbach pnd Don Mork, all veterans of last year's team; Eugene Mork and Vernon Gericke, rookies, and several likely prospects from high school who will be available after classes are dismissed for the summer va cation. The league season is to start Sunday, May 2, but the schedule has not been released. Elect Officers. At the local team's meeting last Friday evening, Joe Hecker was elected president for the coming season. Others named were Gilbert Schroeder, vice president; LaMont Gericke, secretary-treasurer; W. L. Meyer, Luver Schultz, R. M. Hecker, E. J. Gericke, Helmuth J. Meyer, John A. Palas, Glenn Olson and Norris Blegen, directors. L. E. Palmer was named manager of the local club to succeed Glen Jason Jarmes wh6 will be absent from the city with his circus this summer. Postville Farm Class Seeds Oats Test Plots Agriculture students of Postville high school during the past week planted oats variety yield test plots and forage plots on the Kenneth Schultz farm north of town. The project is under the supervision of John K. Madsen, vocational agriculture instructor. Jerry Meldrum, farm crops specialist, of Iowa State College, Ames,' cooperated in the plantings. Another oats test plot was planted on the Bertram Moe farm in Ludlow township last week under the supervision of the Waukon high school farm crops class. The oats test plots- cover ten or more different varieties of oats and will be carried through the year, with the results at harvest time showing the merits of the different varieties used in the plots as to yield per acre, resistance to disease, lodging, etc. The forage crop demonstration plots are for the purpose of showing the benefits of different legumes and grasses, including all common varieties of alfalfa, clover, brome grass, etc. The forage crop demonstration plot will be left intact for a period of three years or more in order to get an accurate record of results on the different legumes and grasses as to their winter hardiness, yield and palatability. S—— Fifteen members of the Little Switzerland Motorcycle Club rode to Guttenberg Sunday on their first tour en masse of the season. LAWRENCE 'POPS) HARRISON Coaches Iowa Basketball The dinner, to which fathers of squad members have also been invited, will be served at 6:30 p. m., and will be followed by "Popsie's" talk. To Show Movies of Game. Harrison will also bring with him a motion picture film of one of last season's basketball games against a Big Nine opponent. As these pictures are shown, he will give a running account of the playing. Pops will also attempt to bring with him one or more of the stars of his 1947-48 team, possibly the Ail-American Murray Wier. Wier set an all-time Big Nine scoring mark by tallying 399 points in 19 games; his Big Nine total for 12 games was* 272 points. He Liked Lollypops. Lawrence Harrison was a star basketball player at Iowa 1926-28. He received ' his nickname of "Pops" because of his fondness for lollypops when he was a youngster. They say he still likes them ! In the six years, 1943-48, Pops guided the 1944-45 team to Iowa's first clear Big Nine conference title, and master-minded other teams to a clear second place, a tie for second, and a tie for third. During his seven years as head coach, Harrison has the remarkable record of 109 wins against 31 losses for a percentage of .778. He coached in 1929-30 at Westminster College of Pennsylvania, his team winning 30 of 31 games. Then as head coach at Iowa for six years his six teams have a 79-30 record for .724 and in the past five seasons his Hawkeyes won 72 of 92 games and in conference play took 41 of 60. Ten of the total of 30 defeats were in his first year when service calls disrupted his squad. The Commercial Club is fortunate in securing him for the local speaking date as he is much in demand at banquets and meetings. Four-County Bankers Discuss Problems Here One hundred and fifty bankers from Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties gathered here last Thursday evening for the group's annual meeting. Dinner was served to the group by the Ladies' Aid of St. Paul's Lutheran church where the meeting was held. Chester A. Phillips, dean of the college of commerce at the State University of Iowa, was the principal speaker. His topic was, "Prospective Prices and Prosperity Tomorrow." Dr. Phillips voiced the opinion that no rapid recession would be" experienced during the coming year and that a stable price level seems assured for the present The bankers in round-table discussions brought lip' the matter of banking hours, and the question of closing banks' a half day each week was left to the officers of the county associations who will report at a later meeting. Improvement of service to patrons and other mat- : ten also came up for discussion by the group. -.. ' : "' JI i i p. 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