Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 12, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 12, 1948
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ree Contests r The Office Governor will bo three contests for est' offices which it is with or of the voters to bestow ine for filing nomination for state offices is past and • only two candidates filed Republican senatorial nomi- only two for the Republican torial nomination and only the Democratic senatorial tiun. vill be no contest for the ntic gubernatorial nomina- \vo of the previously an- catididates for the Repub- 1 -iburnatorial nomination did j their papers so are into enter the race, contests, then, are between George A. Wilson of Des and John N. Calhoun of ton for the GOP senatorial (ion; Gov. Robert D. Blue c Grove and Rep. William S. cy of New Virginia for the bcrnatorial nomination, and Senator Guy M. Gillette of eo and Ernest J. Seemann of 0 for the Democratic sena- omination. will be several contests for ice nominations on the Ren ticket but only one on locratic. ntic. rprise candidate was R. C. f Redfield, a former state or. who will oppose Lt. A. Evans of Emerson for itenant governor nomination, wore no surprises in the y of state race. All eight nnounced their candidacies papers and are in the They are: Jess W. Halden ton; Joseph E. Miller of Des Richard N. Mason of Mrs. Earl G. Miller of Des C. J. Knickerbocker of Mrs. Helen Mitchell of 1 Bluffs; M. D. Synhorst of City and R. L. Voelz of POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1948. 16 Of Faculty Return In Fall Only Four Vacancies Exist In Positions; New Teachers Hired J. Schmitz of Eldora, cr of Hardin county, will with John M. Grimes of the incumbent, for the ers' nomination. B. Akers, state auditor from va. who came into the state- in 1939 and is the only man ticket still in office, will be by John Hamilton Cruick- of Sioux City who has tried essfully in the past for other ominations. CONGRESS TOO. e will be races in the Re- 'ii primary for three con- nal nominations too. one which will attract the terest is between H.R, Gross terloo and Rep. John W. e of Waterloo. the second district Rep. 0. Talle of Decorah is op- by John A. Case, McGregor, the Fourth Rep. Karl M. pte has two opponents— G. Dimmitt and F. Clyff ickson, both of Ottumwa. OUKT SPEAKS OUT. needs a new kind of an ion. It needs an institution will provide adequate treat- and confinement for the psychopath. 's ihe opinion of District Floyd Philbrick of Cedar lacle the remark that Iowa establish such an institution he bench during the hearing pe case involving a 19-year- y. declared Iowa's laws on the ng of sexual psychopaths are ic." OAL OUTPUT DOWN. s coal output was down in om 1946 according to George orth, secretary of the state ins]>ectors' office, r unrest was blamed for a ion of 63,350 tons in pro- n. This left production at 0 Duckworth said. the first time in Iowa mining a strip mine was the lead- gle producer. e were five mining fatalities 1947—the same number as • This was the least for any xcept 1945 when there were BIG RETURNS. state is getting back most of ney it has been paying out vidual old age pensioners be- °t high real estate returns, ing to the state board of welfare. 's how it works: The board ions on properties of persons om it is giving old age as- Of course, there are no Paid on these properties so s the owner is on a pension, means that other taxpayers ly have to put up the money the pension but also to make the tax revenue lost from nsioners' properties, n the aid recipient dies, the ty is sold. Because of high ontinued on Pag* Two) Sixteen faculty members of the Postville school will return to their positions next year, according to E. C. Ruckdaschel, president of the board of education. One new teacher has been hired by the board for next year and four positions remain to be filled to complete the staff of 21. Following is a list of instructors headed by Supt. K. T. Cook; Superintendent K. T. Cook Principal Ralph Gosmire Head Coach F. H. Babcock Assistant Coach ...Milton Starcevich Commercial Mrs. Howard Gordanier Vocal Music Eunice Boardman Instrumental Music L. J. Colton ! English and Dramatics Doris Allred English and Social Studies Mrs. Irene Rogers Vocational Agriculture John Madsen Mathematics (Open) Vocational Home Economics (Open) Junior High Florence Hoth Junior High ....'...Mrs. Elaine Moser Junior High ....Germaine Hausladen Fifth Grade Gladys Tonn Fourth Grade (Open) Third Grade Ruth Hillgier Second Grade Stella Cleveland First Grade Lavonne Heiken Kindergarten (Open) Baseball Team Advances. After travelling to Marquette on Wedneseday to play 3M innings of baseball before rain halted the contest with Marquette leading 2 to 0, the Postville high school baseball team piade its first efforts in the sectional to produce a 2 to 0 victory over New Albin. Although the Pirates were held to two hits' by Smenid, New Albin's sophomore pitcher, they put them together in the same inning with men on the bases. Both runs were scored in the first inning. Malone, leadoff batter, was hit by a pitched ball and then stole second. Rima, batting second produced a long triple to right field, which scored Malone from second. Mork, the next batter, then hit a long fly to left field giving Rima plenty of time to score after the catch. That accounted for all the scoring in the ball game. Merle Meyer made Postville's other hit in the same inning with a single thru the box. On the mound for the Pirates was Meyer, who turned in one of his best performances. He allowed no walks and five hits, each in a different inning. He had good support from his mates whenever men were on the bases. Three plays in particular were outstanding. After retrieving a wild throw to first base, Douglass made a perfect throw to Timmer- mnn, Postville catcher, to catch a New Albin runner at the plate. In the fourth inning after the first New Albin batter had singled, the Pirates pulled a fast double play Malone to Rima to Douglass. For final out of the game Rima went from his normal second base position to stab a liner that was well to the left of second base. This victory advanced the Pirates to the semi-final round in a game with the Waukon Indians. Picnic May 21. The annual school picnic will be held on Friday, May 21, 1948 at the school house. If the weather is good the dinner will be held south of the school house. If the weather is not excellent the picnic will be Held in the gym as last year. Lunch will be served promptly at 11:45. Mrs. Truman Overeen will act as head of the serving committee this year. Other women on this committee are: Mrs. Herman Schutta, Mrs. Harley Hills, and Mrs. Harry Overeen. Other women who wish to help should contact Mrs. Truman Overeen. Band News. seventh annual Northeast "The Egg And I" Is Coming To The Iris Theatre On Sunday If you want to laugh until your sides ache then see "Beau Hunks," a thirty minute Laurel and Hardy comedy at the Iris Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 13, 14 and 15. The feature film is "Singapore" and it is a good one with Fred MacMurray and Ava Gardner in the leading roles. The combination of the two features gives you more than your moneys worth in comedy and action. Also coming Sunday and Monday, May 16 and 17 is "The Egg and I" with Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, and Percy Kilbridge. The biggest box office hit of 1947 according to a poll of all the theaters in the United States was "Welcome Stranger." In second place was "The Egg And I." There have been more requests for "The Egg" than any film in the history of the Iris Theater. If you haven't seen it this no doubt will be your very last chance to do so. It has played in every theater here to swell business. It is a grand film with its clean wholesome comedy. Don't miss it. Large Crowd On Hand To Hear Tops" Harrison A capacity crowd turned out to the Commercial Club dinner last Thursday evening to hear "Pops" Harrison, University of .Iowa bas ketball coach, review the Iowa basketball picture and give a run ning commentary of a full length film of the Iowa-Purdue ganfe played at the Iowa fieldhouse last winter. Many of "Pops" earlier remarks were addressed to members of the Postville high school basketball team, who along with their fathers, were guests of the club for the evening. Coach Francis H. Babcock introduced his basketball players to the group and gave a short talk on the record of the team during the past season—a record second to none which had been made here. Robert Burling acted as toastmaster for the occasion, intro ducing the speakers to the audi ence. Over 90 were in attend ance at the dinner meeting, accord ing to Earl Abernethy, president of the Commercial Club. W. R. ^tocker, business man from Iowa City and a close friend of "Pops" Harrison, accompanied the coach on his trip here. This was the last Commercial Club meeting until fall. MEET THE YOUNGSTERS Construction Starts Here This Week On Town Paving Project l^Paving work is starting this week ontw'o and one-half blocks of new concrete road and gutter in Postville as a part of a summer progjam to surface 18 blocks of city'streets^ The streets now being rSe^SfecT'tor paving extend from the Mrs. Sam Baily corner north across the track to the Clarence Thornton corner, approximately two and one-half blocks. The engineer hired by the town is here and excavating will begin this week as weather permits. Work was supposed to commence Monday but heavy rains both Monday and Tuesday delayed the starting time. At the Completion of the program, most of the streets in town will be under permanent hard surface. Repairing Paving. •Interstate Power Company employees this week are cementing in paving breaks made during the lay ing of electric cables. Street driv ing will be much smoother after this work has been completed. Number 28. Rev. Hargrave s Speaker At Baccaleaureate Commencement Plans Complete For Class Of 39 Seniors Here This week the Herald takes pleasure in bringing the first 12 pictures of a series of 48 taken recently of children in this community. Others will be published in forthcoming editions as space permits. Winners in the picture contest are as follows: Jennifer Harris, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Harris of Postville, first; Ronald Schara, six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Schara of Postville, second; Robert Szabo, Jr., one and one-half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Szabo of Castalia, third; and Ann Christofferson, 15 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Christofferson, of Postville, fourth. Enlarged pictures have been made of the winners and parents may have these by calling at the Herald office. The pictures are here. Come and get them. In the above pictures the young­ sters are, reading from left to right starting with top row: Sharon Sebastian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle ' Sebastian, Luana; Robert Szabo, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Szabo, Castalia; Karen Brink v daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Brink of Postville; Ann, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Christofferson of Postville; Renee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schmidt of Postville; Jennifer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Harris of Post ville; Roger and Harry, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Waters, Postville; Donald and Peggy, children of Mr. and Mrs.' Kenneth Kerr, Postville; Allan and Sheryl, children of Mr. and Mrs. All'ard Nyberg, Postville; Cheryl and Frankie, children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hangartner, Postville; Sherry and David, chil dren of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tehel, Postville; Luther and Solveig, children of Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert Larson, Postville. A Local Stores OpefftK "Queen For A Day" Is Feature of Farm Women Farm Bureau women under the leadership of Mrs. Win. Klemme, chairman of the Allamakee county womens work, will hold their annual county-wide Farm bui'eau women's day May 26, 10:30 to 3:00 p. m. at the Waukon opera house. "Queen for a- Day" with her attendants and the "Wishing Well" promise to be of interest to everyone. Registration will begin promptly at 10:30 a. m. and will continue until 11:30 a. m. allowing ample time for every woman to be registered for the Queen and Wishing Well. At 12:00 noon potluck dinner will be in order with each one bringing covered dish, sandwiches, and table service. Program starts at 1:00 p. m. with crowing of the queen, followed by many interesting numbers to be given by guest and local talent. Anyone wishing to contribute a, gift for the wishing well is aswed to contact the farm bureau office not later than May 22. Wednesday Nights The «, _._ Iowa Band Jubilee held at Waterloo last Saturday, was larger this year than ever before. Fifty-one members of the local band made the trip, and Carol EberJing was entered in the beauty queen contest as "Miss Melody of Postville." The parade through the business district of Waterloo included 41 bands and many floats. Following the afternoon judging of the beauty ntestants, the Postville band piay- •'••'"—•it.noft on cage 8) CO 4JBeginjn,ing tonight Postville retail stores will be open on Wednesday and Saturday nights to accomodate the rural customers who find it difficult to shop during the busy daylight hoursTj The Wednesday night opening policy was started last year. Stores on other nights wili close at the regular hour, 6:00 p.- m. The new schedule will remain in effect until the middle of September when stores will return to only Saturday night opening again. The Postville Commercial Club is spon- sorer of the program. \yj Final Rites Held Sunday\ For Mrs. A. M. Candee To Monday The Allamakee County Board of Review will meet one day, Monday, May 17, in Postville at the city hall to receive protests to assessments made in the assessment program just completed. The board will be at the hall all day as a convenience to property owners in this vicinity. The Board of Review is in session daily at the court house at Waukon receiving protests to assessments and performing its duties as a board of equalization. The board will continue in session thru May at which time all work must be completed. Heavy Damage Is Reported In Fire AtRendering Co. /FJJ-P Jast Sunday night caused considerable damage at the Postville Rendering Company plant located three miles north of Postville before firemen brought the flames under control. The fire is believed to have started by lightning carried into the building by electric or telephone wires .,3, The building and its contents were insured. The Postville Volunteer Fire De partment answered the call re ceived at 11:55 Sunday night and fought the blaze for over two hours. The fire burned one end and a portion of the roof before it was extinguished. The building was of concrete block construction with a wood roof, about 40x80 feet in dimention. The alarm was turned in by Wil liam Livingood, a farmer nearby who noticed the flames and being unable to use his telephone which had been knocked out by the lightning, he went to a neighbor's house about a mile away to turn in the call. The fire had gained a good start by the time firemen had arrived and a large coal stockpile had been ignited and burning coal was roll ing down hill, in the building. The 300 gallon tank on the rural fire truck provided enough water to handle the blaze, according to Fire Chief Burr Cook. Hand spray units aided considerably in the cleanup work of the department. Wildlife Refuge Manager To Address Kiwanians Nurse Recruiting Team Coming Here On Friday The "recruiting team" for the 1948 nurse recruitment program will be in Postville at the high school auditorium Friday, May 14, it was announced by Gerhard Hartman, superintendent. State University of Iowa hospitals in Iowa City. The team will explain to the students of .Postville high school what nursing means as a career for young women. A movie . will be, shown at the time and the nurses will remain to answer questions. Misses Dorothy and Marjorie Kerr of Postville are freshman-year student nurses at the State University of Iowa Hospitals this year. /^Cuaexal services were held Sunday at the Schutte Funeral Home for Mrs. A. M. Candee, 82, who passed away at her honigjn Postville on Thursday, May6J Rev. Eldon Seamans, pastor of the Community Presbyterian Church, conducted the final rites. Burial was made in the Postville cemetery. • Mrs. A. N. Candee, daughter, of Clark and Cynthia A. Hinman, was born in the Hardin vicinity on August 22, 1866. She lived in Hardin and in Postville her entire life. She was married to Asa M. Candee on September 7, 1887. In March, 1921, the couple left the farm which had been their home most of their married ' life, and came to the present home in Postville to reside. In this home, Mr. Candee died June 6, 1940. Mrs. Candee remained in the home until the time of her death. She is survived by her children, Mrs. Fred Jahncke, Roy Candee of Volga, Lance Candee of Manches ter, Lee Candee of Maynard, and Clifton Candee of Bound' Brook, New Jersey. In addition there are eight grandchildren, one great' 'grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews. Local Bowling Club Elects New Offiicers The Postville Bowling League held their annual meeting last Friday evening and named officers to serve for the year ahead. The towns of Postville, Monona, Farmersburg and Elgin are represented in the offices. The new officers are as follows: John A. 1 Palas, Postville, president; Clark Riedesel, Monona, vice president; Mjlo Olson, Elgin, vice president; Roger Harris, Postville, vice president; Hugo Oelke, Faramers- burg, vice president; Carleton Schroeder, Postville, secretary; and H. L. Meyer, Postville, treasurer./ A THREE BIRTHS RECORDED AT POSTVILLE HOSPITAL \ f~~S . . LXhcee new arrivals were ushered in at the Postville hospital during the past_wefifex-> \A Son"born to Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Loomis oWostvttte, May 5^ .Weight **ight poundgr ^ < OTaugh"fef' torn to Mr. and. Mrs. Winfield Masonhall of" Pustvtlle, Baccalaureate service for the ^Postville high school graduating class will be held at the high school auditorium next Sunday evening. May 16, beginning at 8:00 p. m. with Rev. Wayne L. Hargrave, pastor of the Evangelical -United Brethern church of Castalia, delivering the sermon. Thirty -nine seniors will be graduated in the class this year. The order of service will be as follows: Senior Processional, Miss Eunice Boardman, pianist. Invocation, Rev. F. G. Vailaster. Vocal Solo, Kenneth Timmerman. Scripture Reading, Rev. Eldon Seamans. Music, Cherubic Hymns, Mixed Chorus. Sermon, "For What Is Life," Rev. Wayne L. Hargrave. Music, "Lest We Forget," Boys Quartet. Benediction, Rev. F. R. Ludwig. Commencement May 20. Commencement exercises will be held Thursday evening, May 20, at the high school auditorium with Dr. H. J. Thornton, professor of history at the University of Iowa, speaking on the subject, "The Good Life." Presentation of diplomas will be made by E. C. Ruckdaschel, president of the board of education. Seniors who will receive their diplomas are J. Arvid Anderson, Lavanda W. Bergan, Robert N. Douglass, Carol J. Eberling, Jane A. Ellis, Mary E. Enyart, Keith E. Evert, Micheal J. Finnegan, Gene D. Halverson, Joyce H. Hangartner, Jean F. Heckman, Darlene "A. Heins, Howard L. Hills, Geraldine F. Hogan, C. Keith Kerr, James L. Koevenig, Delores I. Kostman, Ruby G. Kurth, Maurice I. Landsgard, Bernard C. Livingood, James J. Malone, Bernald G. Martins, Shirley M. Nelson, Keith B. Olson, Kenneth E. Peake, Adeline I. Pfister, Idayne E. Plaht, Frederick F, Reincke, Robert J. Roffman, Sally Ann Ruckdaschel, Mary-Jane—« Schlee, Kenneth J. Schroeder, William C. Schultz, Lloyd H. Schutte, Peggy J. Spencer, Zonna L. Stee, Kenneth V. Timmerman, Beatrice E. Turner and Howard A. White. Security Loan Drive Continues In County Eric B. Lawson of McGregor, refuge manager of the Upper Mississippi River for the United States Department of Interior' Wildlife Refuge Area, will be the guest speaker at tonight's Kiwanis Club dinner meeting, it was announced by the Rev. F. R. Ludwig president of the club. I The speaker will bring with him j sound film, produced in techni­ color, showing the wildlife conservation work being carried on by the federal government in the Upper Mississippi Valley. At last Wednesday evening's meeting Glenn Jason Jarmes told the club of the Jarmes Bros. Combined Shows which will take to the road May 15. He enumerated the animals carried in the show's menagerie, the various acts to be presented under the big top and the inner workings of circuses. The show will exhibit in Postville early in July, Mr. Jarmes stated. The club decided to hold its summer meetings in Lull's Park, families of members to be guests at the picnic dinners held in conjunction with the meetings. The meeting night was also changed, and during the months of July and August will be held on Monday nights. Co-Sponsors of Monona Club. Willard Schutte, Edward W. Kozelka, William H. Behrens, Robert L. Evans and John Falb, Jr., members of the local Kiwanis Club were at Monona Thursday evening to attend the organization meeting of the proposed new Kiwanis Club of Monona. The Postville, Waukon and McGregor clubs are co-spon- Security Loan sales for the third week of the drive were featured by the spurt made by Mills County which, in one week, jumped from forty-eighth position to lead the state with 39.05 per cent of its quota sold. Roger F. Warin, state director of the Savings Bonds division, said that Iowa has reached 20.88 per. cent of its $100,000,000 quota for the drive, approximately six per cent below what had been anticipated for the first three weeks. The meeting of the savings bond organization in Allamakee county with bankers and farm organization members was held at Waukon, Thursday evening, May 6. H. D. Allen, district supervisor, outlined the objects and general plans of the drive. The rural organizations were represented by Fred C. O'Riley, extension director, and Ben Hansmeier, chairman of the AAA. General plans were laid for the drive. The importance of the drive was stressed by County Chairman W. A. Kneeland and C. H. Megorden and its relationship to prices and economic conditions. t The report of sales in this and nearby counties to date is as follows: Allamakee 19.26% Clayton 21.86% Fayette 20.55% Winneshiek 20.29% CHANGE CALLING DATE FOR REPRESENTATIVE May 9. >4ftl £iighV»even • •pounds'-and seven -mmcesT ^v . ' Slaughter born to Mr. and Mrsjsors of the hew club which is now Lloyh Ellis .of—PostviHer May„SU, enrolling the required membership, Weights-eight-pounds—and'"four and which will hold its charter night sometime this summer. Beginning next week, the social . security representative from Winona will be at the court house in Waukon* on the third, Tuesday of each month instead of the third Wednesday it was announced. The represntative will be at the court house at 3:00 p. m. Persons who have claims for re-: < tirement or survivors benefits IUJ.. j der the Social Security Act are invited to call at the court houseVisfT Waukon at 3:00 p. m. on the. third t Tuesday of any month;' • ouoa'I

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