Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 19, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 19, 1948
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hool Group Rule on Ban Candidates 0 board of education will June 20 whether to lilt or its ban on appearance of 1 candidates on the campus- tate supported institutions, board announced this de- nftcr hearing four student from the University of Iowa it the policy be changed to andidates to appear. next meeting will be at Cells at Iowa State Teachers and the decision will be t will draw much attention out the entire state, feel that the basic guaran- freedom of speech is in- -othcrs that it isn't a mat- freedom of speech at all but -r of whether you are going an educational institution or 1 of politics. are those, too, who feel e appearances of political tes would lend to the edu- process. big question seems to be to draw the line on the apes and who should draw it. ne who appeared before the as well as the board mem- hemselves, seemed to feel is not feasible to allow "ev- m, Dick and Harry" to use atc-supported campuses to his political aspirations, question still is, then: do you draw the line on of the candidates shall be ed to appear and who shall at line." ations are that the board rk out a new policy which an improvement over the ps appearing before the ncluded: Johnson County Chapter of erican Veterans Committee. "'Diversity of Iowa Students ilace club. University Young Demo- lub. University Young Republt- -gue. oard also received messages changes in the policy from dents for Democracy, Inc., State Teachers College and iversity of Iowa Chapter of an Association of University ors. THE CANDIDATES K the remaining weeks be­ ne primary election this will carry data on each of ndidates for state office the office is contested, week the statistics will cone races for the Republican tions for lieutenant gover- ditor and treasurer. UTENANT GOVERNOR eth A. Evans, the incum- •as born at Emerson on No- 9.1898. He attended Emer- ools, St. James at Faribault, ota, Mercersburg, Pennsyl- Academy and the University ois before returning to Em- to engage in the operation anagement of farm land he owns in the vicinity, "l'ved 10 years as a member council at Emerson and two s chairman of the Republi- ntral committee of Mills arried Elsie M. Sharp, June They are the parents of ns and a daughter. He is a r of all Masonic bodies and rine—and of Phi Kappa Psi raternity. 'as elected to the senate in d re-elected in 1940. In 1944 elected lieutenant governor elected in 1946. eld C. Mills was born Janu- 1891 at Redfleld. He is a arian and also is interested and was graduated from ing. He attended Redfleld City Veterinary College in arried Ella F. Shaw De- 30, 1920 and they are the of four sons and two rs. not without service in po- office having been a state from 1925 to 1929. He is a of the American Legion, served two years in World and of the Redfleld Service now seeking the Republication for lieutenant gov- AUDITOR B. Akers, Ottumwa, was ugust 22, 1888 at Frederic, the incumbent seeking his m. He came into the state in 1939 when the Res recaptured it from the ats. as educated in Ottumwa and Ottumwa Commercial He engaged in the whole- a retail coal business .In a until he was elected state except for a period of during World War I. arried Bessie M. Roten bcr 10, 1922 and they have a member of the American the Veterans of Foreign nUnued on Page Two) POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1948. Number 29. Dr. H. Thornton IRII Speak At Commencement Thirty-Nine Seniors To Receive Diplomas\ Here On Thursday ^ "-.Commencement exercises for the 1948 graduating class of Postville High School will be held at the high school auditorium next Thursday evening, May 20. Thirty-nine seniors_will receive diplomas at that time, j Dr. H. J. Thornton, professor of history at the State University of Iowa at Iowa City, will give the commencement address speaking on the subject, "The Good Life." An expert on American social history, history of the south, and American foreign relations, Prof. Thornton H. J. THORNTON has been a member of the University of Iowa's faculty since 1929. Prof. Thornton is well-known thru the state and middle west as a lecturer, having spoken at schools, civic meetings, and educational conventions. For several years he has given twice-weekly lectures over the University radio station on the general theme of The United States in the 20th Century." Program Arranged The program for the commencement exercises is as follows: Processional, high school band. Invocation, Rev. F. R. Ludwig, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Vocal solo. Howard Hills. Commencement Address, Dr. H. J. Thornton. 'O Peaceful Calm," Girls' Glee Club. Presentation of senior class. K. T. Cook, superintendent of schools. "O Lord Most Holy," Girls' Glee Club. Benediction. Rev. Eldon Seamans, pastor of Community Presbyterian Church. Recessional. High School Band. Class Night Class night was held May 17 at 8:00 p.. m. in the gymnasium. The theme for the program was a court hearing of the School vs. the Senior class of 1948. Mr. Babcock was the presiding judge. Testimony for the first eight years of school was given by June Schroeder. Eddie Green testified for the last four years. The last will and testament of the class was given by Howard Hills. A verdict of the jury composed of Mr. Cook, Mr, Herman Schutte, Mr. Ruckdaschel, Mr. Durwood Schutte, Mr. Don Mork, and Mr. Rima found the class guilty and should be put on probation for ten years. During a brief intermission Peggy Spencer presented the traditional robe to Wayne McNally, president of the junior class. The scene was now ten years later. Eugene Rima gave a report of the behavior of the class. The jury found the class guilty of breaking probation. Mr. Babcock then sentenced the class. Mrs. Rogers was the bailiff and Mr. Starcevich was the prosecuting attorney, while Eugene Rima was the defending attorney. Presentation of awards were then made. Bob Douglass received the athletic award for the best all around athlete with the highest scholastic rating. Mr. Madsen presented Bernald Martins with a gift from the F. F. A. chapter. Mrs. Gordanier presented Fred Reincke with the bookkeeping medal and Mary Jane Schlee received the medal for all around commercial ability. John Dresser received the S. A. R. award for American History and Elaine Everman received the D. A. R. award. Boy's State (Continued on page 8) Judge Antes Is The Speaker At Meet Of Kiwanis Tonight The Postville Kiwanis Club members will be hosts to their ladies at tonight's dinner meeting at 6:30 o'clock. Guest speaker will be W. H. Antes, of West Union judge of the 13th Iowa judiciary district. At last Wednesday evening's meeting, at which 17 members of the Lansing Kiwanis Club were guests, Eric B. Lawson, manager of the U. S. Wildlife Refuge Area along the Upper Mississippi River, told of the government's work in making this section the largest sportsman's paradise in the United States. Some of the interesting figures quoted by Mr. Lawson were that sportsmen in this country spend four billions of dollars annually, or 40% more than is spent at filling stations, three times as. much as is spent for liquor, and four times the amount expended for jewelry per year. His talk was augmented by the showing of two colored Alms taken at federal wildlife refuges in the Dakotas where Mr. Lawson was stationed before coming to McGregor and his present work. During the program John Dresser played a tuba. solo. He was accompanied at the piano by his sister, Mary. Pirates Trounce Monona To Take Lead In League The Postville Pirates, behind the five hit pitching of Walby, trounced their eastern rivals Monona, 8 to 4, in a Scenic League game played Sunday at Monona. The win gave the Pirates a share of first place honors in the league with Waukon, both teams having won two games with no losses. The Pirates scored first in the third inning but Monona came right back in the bottom half of the frame to push two runs across the plate. However, the Pirates continued their scoring drive pushing runs across in all of the remaining innings except the ninth. Monona remained scoreless until the last of the ninth when their threat was cut short with only two runs across the plate. Pirates Get 11 Hits The Pirates collected 11 hits off the pitching of Thompson with C. Scluiltz slamming one of the deliveries for a home run. G. Schultz collected two doubles with the remainder of the hitting spread well among the players. Five Postville batters were eliminated by the strikeout method and three received walks. Monona pushed four runs across the plate on five hits, two walks and five Postville errors. Only two extra base hits were garnered against the pitching of Walby, doubles by Stevenson and Krambeer. Eight of (he Monona men were victoms of the strikeout call. Box Score Monona AB Runs Hits Bernhardt, ss 4 11 Wold, lb 4 12 Stevenson, 3b 5 10 Krambeer, c 5 0 1 Hass, cf 4 0 1 Luchinger, 2b 4 0 0 Schlitter, p 4 0 0 Kottman, If 4 0 0 Thompson, rf 4. 1 0 Totals 38 4 5 Postville AB Runs Hits Gericke, 2b 5 10 G. Schultz, ss 5 12 D. Mork, 3b 4 10 Bareis, lb 4 2 3 Brainard, cf 5 2 1 Marston, If 5 0 2 L. Meyer, rf .... 3 0 ,0 Tehel, rf 2 0 0 C. Schultz, c 3 10 Palmer, c 2 0 2 Walby, p 4 0 1 Totals 42 8 ly Monona 000 200 Postville 000 112 31J0 League Standings Won Lost Pel. Postville 2 0 1 Waukon 2 0 1.000 Prairie du Chien 1 1 .500 Monona 1 1 ,500 Twin-Cities 11 .500 Castalia 1 1 .500 Waterville 1 1 .500 Luana : 0 1 ,000 Harpers Ferry 0 1 .000 Farmersburg .....0*2 .000 Pirates Idle Sunday There is no game scheduled for this coming Sunday for the Pirates but all other teams in the league will play. MEET THE YOUNGSTERS Mrs. Harvey Schultz Named Chairman For Cancer Fund Drive This is the second group of children's pictures being published by the Herald. Several other pictures remain and will be printed in the weeks to follow. Top row, left to right—Mary Jane Schara, one and one-half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Schara of Postville; Micheal Abernethy, one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Abernethy of Postville; Laverna Cooper, four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Cooper of Postville. Second row—Billy Walter, five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Walter of Castalia; David Mohs, 15 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mohs of Postville; Donald Hoth, four and one-half year old son of Clarence Hoth of Postville. Third row—Tommy Waters, seven year old son of Paul Waters of Postville; Mary Kay Trappe, six year old daughter of Harold Trappe of Postville; Anna Ruth Cooper, six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Cooper of Postville. Bottom row — Jeanie Schroeder, ten year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett W. Schroeder of Postville; Karen Lee, eight and one- half year old daughter of Burr Cook of Postville; Gail Kozelka, four and one-half year old daughter of E. W. Kozelka of Postville. Plans Completed For Poppy Day "A poppy on every coat—remem- berance in every heart," will be the goal of the American Legion Auxiliary to Arthur F. Brandt Post for the annual observance of Poppy Day here, Saturday, May 22. Complete plans^for Poppy Day were announced today by Mrs. F. J. Miller, the Auxiliary's Poppy chairman, following a meeting of her committee this week. Poppies will be offered thruout the town to honor the war dead by wearing the memorial flower. Teams of volunteer workers from the Auxiliary and coperating organizations will be assigned to different parts of the town. All Poppy Day workers will give their time without pay, Mrs. Miller explained. Contributions made for the poppies will go to the rehabilitation and child welfare funds of the Legion and Auxiliary, \ to be used for the benefit of disabled war veterans and needy children of veterans and needy children of veterans during the coming year. Poppy Day has been observed annually in the United States ever since the American Legion Aux; iliary was formed in 1921. \ w T ,inyri Bruce, a Postville resi dent since 1933, has announced his candidacy for state senator for the Fortieth district comprisinjj_Alla- maRee and Fayette counties.! He will oppose Arthur H. "Jacpbson, Waukon, in the Republican primary. Bruce is now a feed salesman for a Mason City company but had operated his own mill and feed business in Postville until 1945. He was born at Rolfe in 1904 and has spent his entire life in the state. He owns two farms, totaling 520 acres, in Chickasaw county. Bruce is a member of Masonic lodge, a past noble grand of the I. O. O. F. and a member of the Elks. He has served as president of the Postville Commercial Club. Brown Swiss Breeders'' Receive Awards Here t -Mie Brown Swiss Breeders of Canton No. 1 met at the Big Four Fairgrounds yesterday and entered livestock in an open judging contest^ Judging the show was Floyd Arnold, extension dairyman from Iowa State College who was accompanied by Dick Stumbo, field- man from the National Brown Swiss Association, of Beloit, Wis- onsin. Ewald Brandt of Postville was awarded junior, senior and grand champion female and also senior and grand champion on the male. Junior champion male was won by Leslie Anderson, of Castajj^ These exhibitors will compete in the AH Iowa Fair to be held at Cedar Rapids in August. The judging team picked for the All Iowa Fair was Leslie Anderson of Castalia, David Flagge of Waukon, Emmet Wilson' of Cresco, and Donald Lamborn of Luana. Lloyd Bruce In Race \/ For State Senator A The American Cancer Society of Allamakee county will begin their fund campaign in the county on May 15 and will continue the drive thru June 1.- The quota for the county has been set at $1,800 this year. Mrs. Harvey Schultz and workers she selects will conduct the drive in Postville with a house to house canvas for funds. Chairman of the drive last year was Mrs. Henry Steele. Sixty per cent of the funds received in the drive remain in the state for research, education and service among Iowa people. Forty per cent goes for research, education and service on a national basis. Allamakee county received $400 of the $1,400 quota collected in 1947 for use'in the county. This money is in the hands of the Allamakee County Cancer Society. Contributions help fight cancer in three ways. Research—More than 250 research projectst are under way in medical and educational institutions in an untiring effort to find a cure for cancer. Service— the service program is designed to provide a source of public information concerning the facilities available in every community for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Education—an educational program is under way to lift the cloak of fear and ignorance which is cancer's greatest ally. \ / Named Queen Candidate Final Rites To Be v Held On Thursday For Frank Sebastian J_ Frank D. Sebastian, 65, passed away Monday evening from a heart attack while working at JJje farm of his son, Harlan Sebastian. Funeral services willbe'"Beid Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Schutte Funeral Home and at 2:00 o'clock at St. Paul's Luther an Church. Mr. Sebastian had gone to his son's farm to get a little exercise and had taken the tractor and a harrow to do some work on one of the back acreages about 5:30 in the evening. Harlan who was milking at the time, went to the field when his father did not return within the time he expected and found Mr. Sebastian lying on the ground near the harrow. He had apparently died of a heart attack. The tractor was still running when Harlan arrived at the field. The harrow had become entangled in some wire and apparently Mr. Sebastian had dismounted to release the harrow. Born In Clayton Frank David Sebastian, son of Frank Sebastian and Margaret Meyer, was born August 6, 1882 in Clayton county, and passed away at his late home in Postville, Iowa, aged 65 years, 9 months and 11 days. On April 5, 1896 Mr. Sebastian was received into active member, ship in the Lutheran Church in the St. Paul's congregation in Postville On March 27, 1907 he was united in marriage with Lydian Nolte of Waukon, Iowa. To this union three children were born, all of whom survive. Mr.. Sebastian spent practically his entire life as a resident of this the Postville community. Left to mourn his passing are his wife; three children, Mrs. Florence Schutte of Postville, Harlan of Postville, and Robert of Luana; one grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. W. L. Meyer of Postville, and Mrs. Carl Letchford of Postville; three brothers, John of Postville, Henry of Nives, Minnesota, and George of Postville; as well as other relatives. Mr. Sebastian was preceeded in death by two brothers, Christie and William of Luana. Ji** Cedar Rapids Gazette Photo I/—* - " Carol Eberling 1 /Carold Eberling, senior at Post- Iville high school, has been named Candidate for the third annual Eastern Iowa band - festival to be held in Cedar Rapids, Saturday, May 29. Carol, 17, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HaroW JEberHh^) The Postville band. wilFiEe minus one saxaphonist on the festival day—its queen candidate. Instead of marching in the big parade, Carol will be riding in a convertible. The program of entertainment planned for her and the other queens will continue, thru the day to the climatic crowning ot Miss Eastern Iowa' at the evening show. Plans Complete For Memorial Day Observance Service Units To Lead In Honoring The War Dead Of Postville ^Postville will observe Memorial Day this year in services to be held in the morning, a custom inaugurated last year. Honoring the dead of all wars has been a well established custom in Postville and Arthur F. Brandt Post, American Legion, and the newly organized V. F. ,W.,.Jx>st will be in charge of the services^ Everyone is invited to TonTTiiTKe observance. Retail stores, banks and offices will be closed all day on Memorial Day, it was announced. The service will begin with a parade at the school house at 10:15 a. m. Veterans of all wars are requested to meet at the school house, where children of the community who will serve as flag and flower carriers will also meet. The parade will form there and the line of march will be from the school house north to Green street, thence east on Green to Lawler street, thence south on Lawler street to the cemetery where the services will be held. Veterans are asked to come in full dress uniforms if at all possible but Legion caps will be provided those who need them. The Auxiliary is notifying all Gold Star Mothers and transportation for this assembly will be provided as has been the custom in the past. The order of program at the cemetery follows: Decration of graves of veterans of all wars. Selection by Postville school band. \ Announcements by Mayor M. C. 'Deering. Invocation by Rev. F. R. Ludwig. Singing of "America." Memorial prayer by Rev. Francis J. Vallaster. Reading, "Gettysburg Address," by school student. Address by Joseph B. Steele. Benediction by Rev. Eldon L. Seamans. Firing Salue. Sounding Taps. Name Flower Girls The following girls have been chosen as flower girls for the Memorial Day observance. As many others who might wish to join this group are invited to do so: Nancy Gordon, Nancy Roberts, Gloria Muchow, Lorraine Brainard, Patsy Folsom, Shirley Price, Elaine Meyer, Donna Gulsvig, Darlene Mu- ckow, Gwen Mork, Janice Christofferson, Katherine Boese, Myrna Christofferson, Dellene Schultz, Carol Schutte, Daisy Beisker, Marlene Mohs, Betty Renzman, Donna Schultz, Eudora Schultz, Patsy Schroeder, Nancy Kneeland, Joan Schultz, Beverly Kennett, Beverly Brown, Shirley Topel. Mrs. William Kluss Is Injured In Accident / Mrs. William Kluss, 82, suffered a brok"en left hip last Friday morning when a car backing from the curb knocked her to the paving. She was taken to the Postville hospital for treatment and will be confined there for some f time.^ The accident occurred" about 9:00 o'clock Friday morning in front of Ruckdaschel Motors. Mrs. Kluss, who lived in an apartment over the garage, stepped out between parked cars into the path of a car being backed from the curb by Herman Christofferson. Christofferson did not see Mrs. Kluss and the accident was unavoidable. Mrs. Kluss struck her left hip as she fell to the paving causing the break. BIBLE SCHOOL TO OPEN AT ST. PAUL'S CHURCH The dally vacation church school of St. Paul's Lutheran Church will be in session during the three week period, Tuesday, June 1, thru Friday, June 18, from 9:00 o'clock until 11:30 o'clock each morning. The school will again be completely departmentalized with classes for all age groups from the preschool thru the post-confirmation ages. The staff will include- 10 regular teachers together with competent assistants. A confirmation class leading to confirmation next Palm Sunday will be organized as part of the school. As in the past the school will be open to^all who desire to attend. Four New Arrivals At Hospital Here Four new arrivals, two boys and two girls, were reported at the Postville hospital during the past week. Following is a list of the births: Son born May 12 to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hale of Postville. Weight seven pounds and two ounces. Son born May 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Blockhus of Elgin. Weight eight pounds and six ounces. Daughter born May 16 to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Meyer of Postville. Weight four pounds and seven ounces. Daughter born May 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Casella of Postville. Weight seven pounds and four ounces.

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