Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 28, 1948 · Page 1
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Wednesday, April 28, 1948
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was Income x Collection ets Big Sum ooks like the next legislature have another income tax cliQ on its hands. : is a bit early to reach for the tablets but it appears that s have paid in an unprece- 1 amount of income taxes ev- a less than 100 percent rate. 2 tax commission officials reported that the income tax s opened so far have brought ,742.598 or more than twice ,179.333 which was in their nt this same time a year ago the 50 percent rate. The rate ear is 75 percent of normal creased allowances for de- ts was expected to cut the t of revenue. officials think that it may be le that the total tax take will the neighborhood of $15 ,000,- t the time of the special in- tax session of the legislature, -cember it was estimated that' esent tax rate would bring in ,000. amount would, of course, the surplus which caused so controversy last session. er. in the minds of some leg- this will be healthy for enable the state to pay off more of the bonus—if it is in November than would be e otherwise. as the spectre of an $85,000,- mis hanging over their heads ecided many legislators they vote for a 75 percent income te rather than a 50 percent the special session, reasoned that the bonus (ion—which is for an $85,bond issue—probably will ed this November. If it is c to pay off a good portion bonus in cash directly out of .asury, less bonds will have sued and the possibility of a roperty tax levy to pay off ds is lessened in proportion, hat time they figured the ould be able to put up from 000 to 550,000,000 in cash for nus. Now, with the news he income tax division, it e possible to put up even POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1948. Local Thin CladsK Capture Trophy At Charles City Baseball Team Wins Fifth Straight Game; Batting Average Falls Demonstrate echanical Planter For Trees May 4 as one legislator pointed ere are many other places money to go. He pointed to ed tor highway improve- and for additional state support. IZED MEDICINE? University of Iowa's medi- lege compensation plan a f state medicine or social- edicine? This question has ging every since the uni- installed a new plan of sation for its staff phy- on July 1, 1947. own State Medical Society's ating committee went on recently at the annual con- that it is a form of social- icine. However, the dele- the convention voted not further action against the til it has been in effect long to have been given a fair RATS MEET APRIL 30. that the Iowa Democrats eld their presidential pre- ucuses. the next convention will be in each of the ties. That convention is d for this Friday, tes will be named to al- Democratic state conven- select the national con- deleEation of 20 which will t Philadelphia for the ate convention is schedules KRNT Radio Theatre in nes May 15. ATES TOGETHER, the candidates on both the an and Democratic tickets r parly's nominations for tales senator and for gov- e scheduled to appear ton the same program before Junior Chamber of Com- t its annual convention in on Friday noon, ill be the first time that all candidates have been ton the same platform—al- ose for governor appeared on a program sponsored Iowa Council for Better n recently. the program at this con- will be Charles F. Bran- slant secretary of agricul- sible successor to Secre- 'on P. Anderson when he ay 10, and the Iowa Secre- State Rollo H. Bergeson retiring from politics but I speak on "What Iowa N ON IN EARNEST. somewhat lethargic start, a'gn for the Republican rial nomination apparent- earnest. * by the Iowa Farm Bu- eration lifted the cam- of the doldrums. In It Bureau, through C. M. director of information, draw a parallel between ued on Pagt Two) /The^Pirate track team was at Charles City, Friday, April 23, to compete in the Comet relays.; Although it was only their second track meet, the Postville thin clads were allowed competition with other schools who. were also starting track. This fact produced several honors for the local team. ^Foremost in the honors was a trophy representing first place in the 440-yard relay in the R division. ^The R stands for renewal or schools' renewing track in their athletic program, ^Running in the order of Jack Schultz, Bob Douglass, Dean Gunderson and Jim Malone, the team came in first, ahead of Hansel!, Ventura. Orchard, Mar- MejRock and Grundy-Center. - - ' {_Jack Schultz took IHe other Postville" "first in the high jump? > Malone tied for second in the high jump. Malone also captured a second in the 100-yard dash. Jack Meyer turned in an excellent performance in the junior high 100-yard dash when he placed third in competition with sixteen other schools. The 880-yard relay team also won team points by placing fifth. In all. the team captured the trophy, four ribbons, and totalled 25 V4 points for their efforts. Only three events were for R schools only, and Postville won first in two of these and second in the other. John Hoth, Tennis Mork, and Dean Gunderson competed in field events in an open class, and each was in competition with about thirty entrants; so they were unable to place in making their first efforts. However. Hoth put the shot 35 feet, six inches which is a fine starter. Dean Gunderson tossed the discus 94 feet eight inches to nearly win a place in the large field. Mork threw the football over forty yards in each of his seven attempts. Forty yards on every attempt was enough distance to win a place, however, Tennis could not control the ball and his accuracy was not good enough to gain a place. Fifth Straight Victor}'. Postville's Pirates travelled to Lansing Tuesday, April 20, and squeezed out their fifth straight baseball victory. 4 to 1. Facing a more experienced pitcher than they had met in the previous games, the boys had plenty of trouble at the plate. Love, Lansing pitcher, serving his third year as a hurler, set the Postville boys down with only four hits. In the meantime the Lansing batters were collecting seven hits from the servings of Merle Meyer. However, Merle kept the hits scattered and the Pirates bunched theirs in the first inning to put three runs across «to start the game. The runs were scored by virtue of a walk to Malone. a double by Rima, a single by Schultz. and a double by Merle Meyer. The fourth Pirate run was scored on a freak play in the sixth inning. Mork was issued a walk to start the inning, and Schultz followed with an infield single. The runners advanced to second and third on a passed ball to set the stage for the score. Merle Meyer, ,next batter, hit the ball down the third base line, and Mork was thrown out at the plate. With both pitcher and catcher apparently asleep after the play at h,ome, Schultz, who had advanced to third, sneaked home only to be caught at the plate. Thinking this to be the third out, the entire Lansing team left the diamond. In the meantime, Meyer, who had hit the ball down the third base line, continued around the base paths to score without a player on the Lansing team left on the playing field. Another memorable play was made by Malone in the last half of the seventh. Leading off for the Cardinals, Middendorf hit a single. Terry, batting second, then hit a liner between short and third. Malone dropped back and made a backhand stab far to his right, caught the ball, and then threw to first to catch Middendorf before he tagged up on the bag. The result of this game was to drop the team's batting average down to .352, and to leave but two hitters over the .400 mark. Jack Schultz, with two singles, upped his average to .588 and Eugene Rima, getting one for three dropped to ,421. The team has now scored 65 runs in five games to their opponents' 10. Ames, Iowa, April 27—Operation of a new type mechanical tree planter will be demonstrated on May 4 at the Paint Creek experimental forest, 12 miles northwest of McGregor on the Harper's Ferry-Waterville road. The new planter is being tested in reforestation work. Its public demonstration is scheduled for 2 o'clock p. m. under the supervision of Mr. E. Garth Champagne director of the Ames branch of the Central States Forest Experiment Station, and R. B. Campbell and R. B. Grau, Extension foresters. Some 2,000 white pine trees will be set out during the demonstration as part of 28,000 such plantings now under way at the forest. In addition, there will be a demonstration of hand-planting methods. The new mechanical planter was developed last year in Illinois, and is said to be capable of planting 10,000 trees a day over rough ground and through roots. It is expected to cut labor costs in the planting for erosion control and timber crops, and foresters believe it may have extensive possibilities for use in Iowa. TO HER MAJESTY TO GIVE DRIVERS TESTS IN POSTVILLE ON TUESDAY Marshal William H. Foels informs us that a representative of the Iowa Safety Council will be in Postville all day next Tuesday to give examinations for chauffeurs' and drivers' licenses. Those wishing to take the tests are to report at Memorial Hall. Musicians to Enter State Contest at Vinton This Week Approximately fifty musicians from the vocal department, of the local high school will travel to Vinton this weekend, to compete in the state music contest to be held there April 30 and May 1. They will compete for first division ratings with other C schools from the entire northeast district, who, like Postville, received Division I ratings at the district contest held April 10. - Competing from this school will bo the boys' glee club, girls' glee club and mixed chorus. Also representing Postville high school vocal department will be Ken Timmerman and Howard Hills, who will enter the baritone solo contest. Band News. Since the contest the band has been reading a variety of numbers, building a repertoire for summer concerts. Betty McNally, who plays baritone, is the newest member of senior band. The majorettes have gotten their batons out again, and are assuming responsibility for teaching new band members how to march. After fhe contest at Vinton next weekend, in which three soloists and three small groups will compete, some marching will be done, in preparation for the trip to Waterloo. May 8. Senior Class Play. Six long weeks of rehearsal are coming to an end as seventeen seniors prepare to present their final dramatic production, "Don 't Take My Penny," at 8 o'clock sharp, Friday night, May 7, in Postville high school auditorium. In the play 16-year-old Penny, Mary Jane Schlee, is preparing herself to play the star roll in a movie version of a popular novel by walking around with a book on her head to improve her posture, talking with pebbles in her mouth— just like Demosthenes— and reading edited versions of Shakespeare, She hasn't a doubt but that Harrison Day, Jim Malone, the author of the book, will choose her for the part. Neither has her friend Joanna, Delores Kostman, who wishes to go to Hollywood too as Penny's secretary. Kerry, Jim Koevenig, and Greg, Howard Hills, have different ideas. After all, a tennis tournament which involves Penny, is much much more important to them. They wisely turn to Gram, Lavanda Bergan, for j help in outwitting the would-be glamor girls. Posing as a great author and a lovely model they successfully pull the wool over the girls' eyes—temporarily. Dad, Lloyd Schutte, however, throws the proverbial monkey wrench in the works when he brings home the real author while the fellows are still masquerading. Penny is not the only one with a yen for Hollywood fame. There, is (Continued on page » Rare Treat Awaits Local Sports Fans Sports fans who attend the Postville Commercial Club's May meeting are in for a rare treat. Pops Harrison, University of Iowa basketball coach, will be the speaker after the banquet to which Postville high school basketball players and their fathers have been invited as guests. Date of the meeting is Thursday, May 6, and the banquet time is 6:30 p. m. "Pops" has an abundance of energy and pep and bounces around on the bench during close games. And many are the stories told of "mixing it up" with officials of games. His game strategy always is sound and his boys are coached to stick to their type of game. An infectious smile,, balding head and somewhat rotund figure, are possessions of the Hawkeye coach. His players call him Lawrence and "Little Hawk." Harrison is unmarried, lives with his mother and their home is a rendezvous for basketball puayers and fans. He has personal magne- j tism which makes friends quickly, is a fine speaker and a story-teller and has been in great demand as a post-season speech-maker. The Commercial Club looks for a packed house to greet "Pops" when he comes here May 6. Security Loan Drive Off to Good Start Despite lack of wartime fanfare glamour, the Security Loan drive got off to a booming start in Iowa with sales totalling $13,904,431.00 during the first week, Roger F. Warin, state director of the savings bonds division, announced today^ Allamakee county sales Youths to Conduct Services at St. Paul's On Sunday Evening A unique service will take place at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Sunday when members o* the junior confirmation class will conduct the entire worship service. Liturgists for the evening will be Allan Meier, Leon Blumhagen and Robert Thoma. The sermon, "Seeing Life Whole," will be developed by Dickie Schlee, Wayne Sander, Ralph Gunderson and Leigh Rekow. Ushers will be Clifford Kuhse, Frederick Meyer, Jerald Martins and James Doerring. The junior choir will be under the direction of Janice Schroeder, and the children's choir under the leadership of Bernadine Kugel and Doris Anne Meyer. Carole'Schultz, Joann Baltz and Joan Schultz will preside at the organ. The service is scheduled to begin at eight o'clock. The public is cordially invited to attend. Baseball Season Opens Sunday With Game Here Marquette-McGregor Game Starts at 2:15; Name Gericke Pilot Honor Willis Schultz. At Iowa State College' Democrats Name Eleven As Delegates on Friday Post township Democrats held their caucus at Memorial Hall last Friday evening and named eleven delegates to the county convention to be held Friday of this week. Robert Burling was chairman of the meeting and Ray Douglass was secretary. Delegates chosen were Hattie Weihe, Robert Burling, Joseph Steele, Ray Douglass, Lawrence Welzel, John A. Schroeder, Melinda Casten, Herman A. Christofferson, Grace Humphrey, Fred Ruckdaschel and Paul Waters- Call Republican Caucus For Friday Night Here The Republican County Central Committee has an official notice on page 3 of today's Herald calling for a precinct caucus in, Postville, as well as in other like places in Allamakee county. In Postville the caucus will be held Friday evening at eight o'clock in Memorial Hall and a good turnout is expected. Winneshiek 13.88% Sales to date are 13.90 per cent of the $100-million quota Iowa accepted for the drive, and Warin predicted that county and city committees will continue to develop their sales programs to exceed the, state goal. Leading counties listed in the first report are Grundy with 32.80 per cent of quota, Sioux with 29.58 per cent, Bremer .with 28.53 per cent, Carroll with 25.44 per cent. "Surplus dollars encourage competitive bidding for merchandise in scarce supply, with the result that prices are forced higher and higher by the consumers themselves, regardless of other factors. With dollars more plentiful in Iowa than ever before, we can expect to see greater inflation unless investments in United States savings bonds are increased," he warned. ) Willis Schultz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil C. Schultz, of Postville, was elected publicity chairman of the Xi Ward organization at Iowa State College, Ames. \ That ward is one of 12 organized in the Ward System, organization of men living off campus at Iowa State College. In Allamakee county sales are'*J~ ur J c * 15.25% of the quota; in Clayton they?** 16 Ward System Sponsors a soclal are 15%; Fayette 12.79%, and in athletic and recreational program for the students associated jn__ik\ Willis is a graduate of Postville high school and is in the division of Egineering at Iowa State College. World Action Rally To Be Held Friday At St.Paul's Church Glen Green Wins First In Livestock Judging if-™"—i[_Glen Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cnesfer Green of Castalia, won top honors in the first annual sopho more livestock judging contest last week at Iowa State College, Ames. 1 )>V Glen - scored "a total of 650 points out of the 750 in the contest s^jm- sored by the Block and Bridle Club. Glen is a sophomore, rnaJorin_ in Animal Husbandry at the college. While a student at Postville high school he was active in FFA work, 4-H clubs and vocational agriculture classes. Three-Year-Old Drives a Tractor / Mrs. Valder* Meyer and family had quite a scare one day last week when her three-year-old son, Kelly, climbed up on the Farmall tractor and drove it,at>put the t armyajd.^ ["S^The tracTorhad been"left standing with engine funning and the first thing anyone knew was happening, Mrs. Meyer spied little Kelly proudly seated atop the tractor steering it around the yard.^ )^T5anger~T[urked ahead;' "however, as Kelly headed the tractor straight for a fence and a ditch in the farmyard. , But for the timely intervention of his older brother, Kenny, the machine may have toppled into the ditch. yCenny rushed up to the mncrrtneTgrabbed Kelly by the collar of his jacket and yanked him off his precarious seat and then threw off the power and applied the brakes to stop the machine short of ;a plunge into the, ditch. Big-Four 4-H Boys Want Iron, Paper, Rags Saturday, May 1, has been set aside as collecting day for scrap iron, waste paper and rags by the Big-Four Boys' 4-H Club. ' The pickup will be done in the rural districts surrounding this community, it was announced by offi cers of the club Monday. Members of the club will ap preciate any and all donations of these items when they stop at the farmsteads. Kiwanians Sponsor Fly Spraying Here The campaign against the common house-fly was so successful here last year that it is to be repeated this spring. It will be remembered that the Kiwanis Club sponsored the campaign to rid the community of flies last summer with effective results, so this service club last Wednesday evening at its weekly meeting voted to again spray all business places and breeding places of this pest. Iowa is pioneering in fly spraying and the local program is again part of the state-wide campaign. Lt-Gov. Coming. Lt.-Governor Myron Eighmey of Clinton "will make his official visit to the local Kiwanis Club tonight. The meeting will open with a 6:30 o'clock .dinner, followed by the program at which Mr. Eighmey will bring his official message to the club. A Lutheran World Action rally will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Postville, Friday evening, April 30, at 8 o'clock. The Rev. H. W. Falk, pastor in the much-bombed city of Frankfurt, Germany, during the war, will be the speaker. Participating in the rally will be the Lutheran churches of this area. Lutheran Churches in America affiliated with the National Lutheran Council are embarked on a program to raise $4,000,000 this year to meet the urgent need for spiritual reconstruction abroad. During the past eight years, Lutherans in America, representing the largest Protestant Church in the world, have raised more than $22,000,000 in cash and goods for [spiritual rehabilitation and material aid in Europe and Asia. Because of the devastation wrought by World War II, physical relief has been a major concern in the war- ravaged countries, but enactment of the European Recovery Plan will make possible' a more complete emphasis on spiiritual reconstruction, according to officials of Lutheran World Action. Of the 1948 goal, $3,525,000 has been designated for world service, with $3,000,000 for the restoration of church life in Europe, including aid to pastors and to church educational .and welfare institutions, construction of emergency barracks and rubble churches, and production of religious literature. Countries now receiving such aid from Lutheran World Action funds are Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Rumania, Yugoslavia, Italy, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Holland, and displaced persons in England. Plans have also been made to repeat a child -feeding program which last year made possible an extra meal a day for three months for 80,000 children in seven countries. Providing supplementary food rations to displaced persons in youth camps in Germany and Austria is another project of Lutheran World Action. Support of "orphaned" Lutheran missions in Africa, Palestine, India, China, Japan, New Guinea, and Indonesia will require $525,000. These missions were cut off from their home bases in Germany and Scandinavia during the war and were preserved only through the help of American Christians. Included in the support of these missions are schools, hospitals, and other institutions. The domestic postwar emergency work, including a special ministry to hospitalized veterans, migrant people, and GI students, and resettlement of immigrant displaced persons, will receive $175,000. The Continued on page five) The Postville Pirates open their Scenic League baseball season Sunday when they play host to the highly-touted McGregor -Marquette combine. McGregor and Marquette, ancient rivals in any field, have united this year and it is reported that they will field a powerful _^iine in league competition. The Pirates will be making their bow under a new regime in Postville. Glenn Jarmes has returned to his first love, the circus, and in his place a board of directors has been established to handle the numerous affairs of operating a baseball team. The board has named Eldo' Gericke, long a local booster of the national pastime, as temporary manager of the 1948 edition of the Pirates. It is planned to name a permanent choice for the managership within several weeks. Manager Gericke will have many old faces back to help him defend the Scenic League championship which Postville copped last season under the tutelage of Jarmes. However, some important cogs will be missing too. Same Infield. The infield will line up very much the same as it ended the season last year. Arbe Bareis will undoubtedly handle the first base duties and serve as the chief long ball threat on the club. It is hoped that the lefthander will be able to take his turn on the mound also this season and live up to the great things that have always been expected of him in the pitching department. Grant Schultz and Doc Gericke will probably form the keystone combination at the outset. Schultz was installed as the regular second sacker last season when Bud Palmer retired and was improving rapidly as the season closed. He may be one of the pleasant surprises of the coming year. Don Mork will again be at the hot corner where he performed brilliantly the last half of last year when he was given that position to keep. Three Veteran Outfielders. Returning for outfield duty are such notables as Leo Meyer, Cloy Schultz, and Ray Brainard. Meyer may be called upon to aid in the Pirates' pitching if needed. Either Brainard or Cloy will probably have to handle the catching duties in the opening games, at least, and it would not be surprising to see one of these lads take over the the backstopping duties regularly. Brainard prefers the outer garden and if Cloy shows promise behind the bat, it may eventually wind up with Schultz doing the receiving and Brainard patrolling the outfield. Gene Mork, recently returned from service, may also forge his way into the regular line-up some place. He hits a long ball and that is always a welcome addition to any batting order. In June after cftllege classes are dismissed, Dwight Marston and Bill Palmer will return to offer additional aid. Walby to Pitch Opener. Leland Walby, fiery righthander, will open on the mound for the Pirates and is expected to bear the brunt of the moundwork. If he can receive some help from Bareis, Meyer, or possibly Gene Mork, the pitching should be adequate. The Buccaneers shape up as being about as strong as last year's club. It is just a question as to how much the balance of the league has strengthened. Six Babies Were Born At Postvlle Hospital The stork delivered six babies at Postville Hospital during the past week, three boys and three girls. Mr. and Mrs. Vance Stover of Postville have a daughter, born April 23, and weighing lbs. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cooper of Postville, a son, born April 25, weight BVi lbs. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Herman of St. Olaf, a son, April 25, weight 8W lbs. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martindale of Postville, a son, born April 26, weight 6 ^4 lbs. They have named him Benjamin Frederick. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sebastian of Postville, a daughter, born April 27, weight 7% lbs. Dr. and Mrs. M. F. Kiesau of Postville, a daughter, born April 28; weight 0 lbs., 15% oz..

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