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i Idlers Home Be Given usecleaning Iowa Soldiers home at Mar- wii needs to bo. renovated in inion of a committee named nonlhs ago by the Iowa Dent of the American Legion, committee wont to work on cstigntion immediately after gion was asked to inspect the ast fall. It is the belief of the lice, according to its chair- ay L. Bryant of Marshall- ihnl present buildings at the arc "too antiquated to war- c expenditure of large sums icy to keep them in usable committee therefore' called ew buildings of one-story would have ramps rather steps, where needed, and could be designed for living er persons. committee pointed out that f the veterans who live at me are advanced in years at this will continue to be s veterans of recent wars be admitted to the home, age age of World War 1 s now in the home is 57 to the demands of the veterans war are just beginning, o now the home has largely ccttpicd by veterans of earlier or their widows. There are 5 widows of Civil war veter- uartered at the home at t. Committee said the legisla- ould "take proper action" to 'c and modernize the home ickly as possible." D MEMBER? Soldiers home comes under risdiction of the Iowa board trol—but of course this board spend any money for capital 'emcnts at the institutions llotment of specified sums is by the legislature. entally. the board position was left vacant by the death W. Carlsen of Elkader last ber still is vacant. . Robert D. Blue has not in- wlien he will name some- the board. nwhile. the time is drawing when the two present mem- f the board plan to retire. Hopkins, the senior member, ndicatcd that he will not out his present term but that 11 resign early next year, ert Hauge, the other mem- as indicated to the governor e wishes to re-enter the priv- v business in the near future us far he has announced no e date he plans to resign, means that the person select- the governor to fill the Carl- acancy will be the "senior" ~r of the board within a very ime after he or she is named position. ral applicants for the posi- till arc hopeful but at least f them are said to have lost "t in the five months that apsed since'the death of Mr. n. A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. I POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 1948. Number 27. Music Groups Win Top Places At State Contest Mixed Clarinet Quartet To Compete at Boone Saturday, May 15th IXG. eight candidates for the Rean' nomination' for secretary fe won't all win but it's a they may have more fun than ther candidates out of this n. t of them have been hitting 'ghways heavily the last few . In most cases they've given li'ipe that any one of them arner 35 percent of the vote June 7 primary election, al- secrotly each of them hopes e will do it. what they actually are igning for are delegates Who ttentl the state convention— ey probably will be the de- factor as to the identity of ndidaie. •NTION DATE, entally, Republican State an Whitney Gillilland has ed that the date of the bi- eonvention will be July 23 Moines. If that date is flnal- t, the judicial convention, selects the candidates for the e court, will be July 30 at not yet selected, ocratic State Chairman J. S. has not indicated when the rats will hold their biennial tion but it generally follows epublicans' which means it as late as August this year. ONGRESS. rman More has 1 announced, er, the Democratic state of- te which seems to have the g of the central committee, eludes Guy M. Gillette of ee for United States senator; 1 0. Switzer of Des Moines 'ernor; Iver Christofferson of Jails for lieutenant fiover- '. A. Irwin of LeMars. for w; John L. Keller of Eagle for auditor; Harold Fleck of °sa for Attorney general; McLean of Wilton Junction re tary 0 f agriculture; Phil- hut of Independence for sec- of slate; Sidney Ramsay of n . commerce commissioner, ontlnued on Pago Two) iTua-mixed clarinet quartet, composed of Ronald Gunderson, Ann Spencer, Nora Peake, and Patricia Ruckdaschel, won a division I rating at the state, music contest held at Vinton Friday,} thereby becoming eligible to appear at the final state contest at Boone May 15. Ronald is a junior, Nora and Patricia are in 8th grade, and Ann is in 7th grade. Division II ratings were received by the woodwind trio, composed of three junior high girls, Janice Schroeder, Mary Dresser and Ann Spencer, and by the three soloists, Margaret Tschantz, trumpet, Clarine Olson, French horn, and John Dresser, tuba. This was the first year of contest competition for all these students. The chamber group of woodwinds rated Division III. Harold Gamble, former Postville band director, took his Vinton band through to a I rating in the class B event. Other class B bands receiving I ratings were West Union, Waverly and Tipton. The only class C band to receive top honors was Grundy Center. Trackmen at Dccorah. The Pirate thinclads were at Decorah Friday to. compete in a triangular track meet with Decorah and Campion on the Luther College track. The team, minus several performers who were at Vinton in the music contest, was snowed under by the experience and superior numbers of their opponents. However, the team was not completely shut out. Dean Gunderson managed to tie for first place in the high jump, Dean cleared 5 ft. 4 in. in his first experience with the eyent, and barely missed when the bar was 5 ft. 6 in. Dean also placed fourth in the 100-yard dash and the discus throw. Jack Schultz captured fourths in the 220-yard dash and the football throw. Don Heins, running his first mile, came in fourth with a time of 5:13.2. Jack Meyer placed second in the junior high 100-yard dash. The 880-yard relay team of Meyer, Bernie Martins, Gunderson and Schultz came in second ahead of Decorah. Martins also ran a good half-mile on his leg of the medley relay. The next track meet on the schedule is the district meet Saturday at Charles City. However, this is the same day as the sectional baseball tournament, and so many of the Pirate athletes are serving in a dual role, that the track team will be greatly weakened for the event. Senior Class Play. Friday, May 7, at 8 p. m. in the high school auditorium is the time and the place for the senior class play, "Don't Take My Penny," by Anne. Cautler Martens. The players are Bea Turner. Ken Timmerman, Mary Jane Schloe, Lloyd Schutte, Bob Douglass, Peggy Spencer, Zonna Stee, Delores Kostman, Jim Koevenig, Howard Hills, Lavanda Bergan, Bob Hoffman, Jean Heckman, Gerry Hogan, Sally Ruckdaschel, Jerry Finnegan and Jim Malone. This is a play that has everything—youth, charm, funny incidents, and good parts for all. So, save your pennies and come see "Don't Take My Penny." General News. Mr. Cook, Miss Klinkel and. Mr. Gosmire went to a county council meeting at Waukon last week. Tuesday night Mr. Babcock, Mr Starcevieh and Mr. Gosmire went to Waukon to hear Mr. Beardsley, a Republican candidate for governor, speaking on needs for state aid in education. All eighth grades took county tests Friday, April 30. In the afternoon the visiting students were shown around the school building and registration was held for next I year. They were served refresh- (ments by Miss McGoon during intermissions. Lose to Waukon, 10-4. Postville's Pirate's dropped their first baseball game of the season to Waukon, 10 to 4, here Tuesday, April 27. After winning Ave in a row, the local team proceeded to fall to pieces and hand the game to Waukon by virtue of several misplays. However, much credit should be given to Waukon's power at the plate' for the Indians showed good, clean' hitting throughout the entire contest. (Continued on page 8) Lt.-Gov. Eighmey On Official Visit To Kiwanis Club Lt. Gov. Myron Eighmey of Clinton made his official visit to the Postville Kiwanis Club last Wednesday evening. The head of the Illinois-Iowa district of Kiwanis International outlined the program to be presented nt the annual convention in Los Angeles, Calif., "on June 6, and reported that this district has by far the largest list of reservations from those who will go to the convention of any district in the international organization. His address on "The Freedom That is America's" stressed the opportunities and privileges Americans enjoy. He urged his listeners to encourage all people to employ their right of franchise and thus preserve the heritage that is America's. Republican Delegates Chosen Friday Night Republicans of Post township held their caucus in Memorial Hall last Friday evening and named the following as delegates to the county convention to be held in Waukon July 2: Ralph Bachtell, Agnes Bowers, Leon Chamberlain, John Falb, Jr., Fred Hangartner, C. C. Hoth, L. L. Hill, Wm. J. Klingbeil, W. A. Kneeland, Beulah Kozelka, E. C. Marston, Robert Martindale, A. L. Peterson and Harold H. Schroeder. > Our Aim This is the first issue of The Herald under new ownership. The new publishers are proud and happy to have become a part of Postville and its activities and are equally proud of acquiring a newspaper of the Herald's integrity in the community. Our sights for the future are set on the same goal as that visualized by the former owner, Wm. J. KJingbeil— the promotion of good will in. the community, the continued advancement of Postville in all ^ts varied activities, and providing news and views of interest locally to our readers. lt is our desire to make Postville our home—not for just now, but for future years ahead, also. We wish to put our shoulder to the wheel for our share of the burden and grow with the town. We wish to take this opportunity to thank Bill Klingbeil for his fine cooperation in aiding us in getting started here. Through his efforts the changeover was accomplished with a minimum of lost time. C. W. DeGARMO FRED L. MARTIN Lull's Park Ready For All Picnickers, Says Commissioner Street Commissioner Otto Appel and his men have- conditioned Lull's park during the past week. "We have it all dolled up for the summer picnic season," Appel told a Herald reporter Monday. Trees and shrubs were trimmed and cleaned of broken and dead limbs; tables, fireplaces and benches were put in order, and the place will soon attract many people. Mr. Appel is appealing to the public to help keep the place clean. Convenient containers have been placed to' receive refuse and picnic leftovers. He also requests that any vandalism be reported to him at once, as it is utterly impossible to police the park at all hours of the day and night. MARTINDALE WITHDRAWS FROM RACE FOR SHERIFF Ppn,ald Martindale of Postville this morning withdrew from the race for sheriff of Allamakee 'county because of other business*! Mr. Martindale's nomination 'papers as a Republican candidate at the June primaries had been circulated and liberally subscribed to, but had not been filed with the county auditor. Ed. F. Schroeder, Postville Grocer, Passes In Decatur Ed F. Schroeder, prominent Post- vilje'gfrocer for many years, passed away last Wednesday at Decatur, III,, following injuries received in a fall the Saturday before. Mr. Schroeder, his wife and sons, Lyle and Gerald, had gone to Decatur to attend the voice recital by another son, Rev. Duane Schroeder, which was scheduled for Sunday afternoon, the day after the accident happened.--* \3wWhile assisting in pushing his automobile away from a service station after encountering motor trouble, Mr. Schroeder accidentally slipped and fell into a pit, sustaining injuries which proved fatal. $ Funeral services were heldTffrSl.' Paul's Lutheran church Saturday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. R. C. Schlueter, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church of Monona, in the absence of the Rev. F. R. Ludwig who was indisposed. The American Legion, of which Mr. Schroeder was a member through having served in World War I, attended the service, and local business houses .were closed out of respect for the deceased. Interment was in Postville cemetery. As Edward Ludwig Frederick Schroeder he was born November 9, 1893, at Postville as the son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Schroeder. He was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul's Lutheran church, of which he had been a lifelong member. He was united in marriage with Miss Jessye Alma Halverson of Clermont March 4, 1920, and to this union four sons were born, all of whom with his wife survive. They are Stanley of Postville, Lyle and Gerald of .Minneapolis, Minn., and the Rev. Duane Schroeder of Decatur, 111. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Fred Schara of Austin, Minn., Mrs. John C. Kohrs of Postville and Mrs. Thomas Monroe of Castalia, one grandchild and numerous other relatives and friends. His parents and two brothers, Louis and William, died previously. Mr. Schroeder spent his entire lifetime. in this community excepting the years he served in the U. S. army in World War I. He was active in many community and civic organizations and was a familiar figure in the business life of Postville for more than 25 years. The grocery store he conducted tof many years will be continued and operated by members of his family, according to an announcement appearing elsewhere in today's Herald. Plans Complete For Commencement School days for 39 seniors in the Postville high school graduating class are fast drawing to a close and preparation for the graduation exercises are now well under way. Baccalaureate services will be held at the high school auditorium on Sunday, May 16th, beginning at 8.00 p. m. The sermon for the service will be presented by Rev. Wayne L. Hargrave, pastor of the Evangelical-United Brethern church of Castalia. Commencement exercises will be held at the high school auditorium Thursday evening, May 20, with the commencement address to be given by Dr. H. J. Thornton, professor of history at the University of Iowa at Iowa City. His subject will be "The Good Life." Full particulars of the graduation will be published in next week's issue of the Postville Herald. Marston Appointed To Board of Review (.Euclid C. Marston of Postville has been appointed as member of the County Board of Review to replace C. C. Sander of Postville, who resigned because of pressing business duties. ', The Board of Review is now in session at the court house in Waukon reviewing the assessments which have been completed thru- out the county. The board met in session Monday and will continue thru the remainder of this month until work is completed. Other members of the board include Bernard Houlihan and C. J. Wiedner. Deputy County Assessor Alfred Hansmeier is also meeting with the board as secretary. Brown Swiss Show To Be Held Here May 18 The annual show and picnic of the Brown Swiss Canton No. 1 will be hejd at the Big Four fairgrounds here Tuesday, May 18th, according to Ewald Brandt, president of the organization. The show and picnic will begin at 10:00 a. m. and continue thruout the day, A special invitation to the people of Postville as well as farmers in the vicinity has been extended by Mr. Brandt. Canton No. 1 is made up of seven northeastern Iowa counties of which Allamakee is one. LAST PAPER DRIVE NETS HOSPITAL $38.28 Mrs. L. W. Casten, local wastepaper chairman, reports that the sale of paper picked up in the recent drive netted the local hospital auxiliary $38.28. Pickups of old magazines, newspapers, cartons and books are made on the last Saturday of each month, so please save these items" for the benefit of the hospital fund. Pictures to Come Pictures of the first group of 48 children taken recently in this community will be printed in the Herald beginning next week. The first groirp will consist of twelve pictures with additional insertions up thru the total of 48 taken. Publication thereafter will be as space permits. Mrs. H. F. Eggert )( Passes On Monday Vj&rsrHenry F. Eggert, 77, a lifelong resident of this community, passed away Monday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Meyer, with whom she hacLfeeen living for the past several years. > As Dorathea Maria Schroeder, she was born at Garnavillo, July 3, 1870, as the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schroeder. She was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul's Lutheran church in Postville. On June 16, 1891, she was married to Henry F. Eggert of Postville and this community has always been the family home. To this union three children were born, of whom two survive, Rosena, Mrs. Ben Krambeer, of Luana, and Florence, Mrs. H. J. Meyer, of Postville. Also surviving are six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Schneider of Merrill, Wis. Preceding her in death were her husband, a daughter, Nora, five sisters, Mrs. Fred Kamp, Mrs. Henry Honn, Mrs. Henry Kamin, Mrs. Fred Schutte and Mrs. William Foels, and two brothers, Carl and Henry Schroeder. Funeral services are being held this afternoon at two o'clock in St. Paul's Lutheran church, with the Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig officiating. Interment will be in Postville cemetery. Trout Fishermen Came To Open Season Saturday aloek The trout season opened at 5:00 o'clock Saturday morning with many reporting a fair catch and others who found their luck a little crowded. Fishing is continuing daily now and stories are circulating of limit catches and the "big ones" are entering the talk. Fishermen from central and southern counties of the state, where there is no open season, and a number of Illinois and Wisconsin anglers made up a majority of the Saturday morning crowd. One fisherman reported 23 cars parked along a quarter mile stretch of the Yellow river at the 5:00 o'oloi hour Saturday. A Charles Reincke Holds x Perfect Cribbage Hand |^A perfect cribbage . hand, 29 points',""was held by Charles F. Reincke last Wednesday evening in a two-handed game in which John R. Thorson was his opponent. The boys who know the answers claim that such a happening^jyill only occur once in 10,000 games.] The perfect hand consisted of three cards of five denomination, the jack of clubs, and the five of clubs was cut by the dealer to bring the total points to 29. Witnesses who observed the perfect hand were Mrs. Charles "Reincke and George E. Cooke. THREE BABIES WERE BORN AT POSTVILLE HOSPITAL Three births were recorded at the Postville hospital during the past week. All three of the new arrivals were boys. Mr. and Mrs. Alan Moretz of Luana have a son, born April 30, and weighing 6V4 pounds. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wullner of Luana have a son, born May 2, weighing 8% pounds. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Olson of Elgin have a son, born May 2, weighing 9H pounds. Pirates To Compete In Sectional Tourney The Postville Pirates high school baseball team will enter sectional competition Saturday in a first round game with New Albin- played .at Monona, sectional tournament site this year. The game is scheduled to be played at 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning. Should the Pirates pass their first round of competition, they will face the winner of the Waterville- Waukon game. Second round play will start at 2:00 p. m. Monday. , FOUR POSTVILLE DEMOS /\ NAMED STATE DELEGATES/ L-Lawrence Welzel, John A. Schroeder, R. R. Douglass and Robert Burling were named as delegates to the state Democratic convention Saturday at theAllamakee county convention in Waukon.^ Mrs. Stella-Iiaffan"of Waukon was named chairman of the delegation to the state meeting which will be held in Des Moines May 15. Commercial Club To Hear Harrison At Athletes' Dinner The regular May meeting of the Postville Commercial Club will be held tomorrow night, Thursday, May 6, at the town hall with the banquet to get under way at 6:30 p. m. Principal speaker on the program will be "Pops" Harrison, University of Iowa's basketball coach for the past six years. The banquet is being given in honor of the Postville high school's cage squad members who with their fathers will be guests of the club for the evening. 'Pops," in the six years he has coached the Hawkeyes, guided the 1944-45 team to Iowa's first clear Big Nine conference title, and masterminded other teams to ^3 clear second place, a tie for second, and a tie for third. He is a graduate of the stale university in 1928. The 1947-48 Iowa team, riddled by graduation and doomed to a second division 'rating in pre-season forecasting, was another great success for Harrison. With Murray Wier and Jack Spencer the only seasoned veterans available, the Hawks hung within a breath of first place until the final game of the season when champion Michigan forced them to settle for undisputed second place. To Show Film. Harrison will bring with him to the banquet a motion picture film of one of last season's games against a Big Nine opponent. He will dis- cribe the play as the picture is shown. In addition, it is hoped that he will be able to bring one or possibly several of 1947-48 team as guests of the club. A large turnout is expected as Harrison is a lively speaker and an enjoyable conversationalist. County-Wide Meeting.. For Savings Bond Drive Pirates Trounce Twin City Club In Opener 13-3 Walby's 2-Hit Chore, Team's Atomic Clouts Demoralize River Lads A meeting of the Allamakee county savings bond organization will be held in Waukon Thursday evening, it was announced by W. A. Kneeland, chairman. Bankers, farm organization leaders, school people and others will attend to hear state organization officers outline plans for the current drive to sell $600,837 in bonds, Allamakee county's quota. The last report from the state office shows that Allamakee people have purchased $92,933 or 15.46% of their quota. In Clayton county sales amount to $160,238 or 17.75%; Fayette county $156,931 or 16.22%; and Winneshiek $123,093 or 15.45% Punching out a 13 to 3 win over the Twin Cities nine here Sunday, the Postville Pirates will be going out after their second Scenic League victory next Sunday at Lansing in defense of their loop crown. It was Leland Walby's two-hit pitching combined with a fourteen- hit Postville attack that sent the McGregor-Marquette combine down with their opening loss. Walby had things under control all the way, not allowing a hit until the seventh inning when catcher Franz' blooper dropped in right- center field. The other bingle off the righthander's delivery came in the eighth when Hinkel beat out an infield tap. Backing up Walby's nifty twirling was a well distributed Pirate base-hit barrage. With one exception, every man in the batting order connected for at least one safety. Leo Meyer collected two blows, one a home run to right field in the third inning. Dwight Marston had a great day at the plate, getting two triples and a single in four official trips. Postville started the rout, in the opening frame, when after the first:, two men had been retired, Don Mork got life on an error, Arbe Bareis walked, and Ray Brainard got an infield hit to load the hassocks arid set the stage for the first, of the two Marston three-baggers. The Buccaneers repeated with another three-run cluster in the third. Mork singled and circled the bases without the aid of a hit on an error and two passed balls. Marston was plunked in the arm with a pitched ball and rode home on Meyer's lusty home-run clout over the road in rightfield. The winners counted once in the fifth, twice in the sixth on a Bareis* double, and closed with a four -run outburst in the eighth on a triple by Doc Gericke, walks to Grant Schultz and Bill Palmer, an error, another triple by Marston, and singles by Gene Mork and Cloy Schultz. That was the ball game. The Old Batting Form. Although the;? didn't look their sharpest, the Bucs did give evidence that they will be tough to beat anytime. They showed they have the ability to get those base hits, although they definitely will face better hurling in the games ahead. Their defense was at times sensational and then again it was a bit shoddy. The outstanding defensive plays of the game, from the local standpoint were turned in by third- baseman Don Mork and centerfield- er Ray Brainard. Twin Cities' AB R H PO A Connell, lb 4 0 0 5 0 Peterson, ss-c 4 2 0 4 0 Herron, cf-p 3 10 11 Bovee, If 4 0 0 0 0 Hinkel, rf 4 0 10 0 Kohl, 2b 4 0 0 2 2 Woerm, 3b 4 0 0 1 2 Franz, c-rf 4 0 1 10 2 Schott, p 1 0 0 0 0 Gorgan, p 2 0 0 1 1 Totals 34 3 2 24 8 Postville AB R H PO A Gericke, 2b 4 12 0 1 G. Schultz, ss 4 0 0 1 2 D. Mork, 3b 5 4 14 1 Bareis, lb 3 2 18 0 Brainard, cf 3 112 0 Palmer, c 0 10 2 0 Marston, If 4 2 3 1 0 Meyer, rf 4 12 3 0 E. Mork, rf. 1 0 10 0 C. Schultz, c-cf.... 5 0 2 5 0 Walby, p 4 1113 Totals 37 13 14 27 7 Twin Cities 000 100 020— 3 Postville 303 012 04x—13 Summary: Errors, Connell/ Pe-^ terson 2, Kohl, G. Schultz 2, D. Mork, Marston, C. Schultz; runs batted in, Bareis 2, Brainard, Marston 4. E. Mork 2, Meyer 2; three- base hits, Marston 2, Gericke; home run, Meyer; stolen bases, Herron, Gericke, G. Schultz, Bareis, Marston, E. Mork, C. Schultz; left on bases, Twin Cities 6, Postville 5; double play, Walby to Bareis; bases on balls, off Scott 1, Gorgan 2, Herron 2, Walby 3; strikeouts, by Schott 7, Gorgan 4, Herron 2, Walby 7; hits, off Schott 5 in 3 innings, Gorgan 4 in 3, Herron 5 in 2; wild pitches, Walby 2, Herron; hit by pitched ball, by'Schott (Marston); passed balls, Franz 3, C. Schultz; losing pitcher, Schott. Umpires, Brandt and Schultz.

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