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Wednesday, May 26, 1948
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e Primaries s Than Two eks Distant riniiuy election is less than ks away but it would seem cone put a muffler on the „ at the beginning from of noise coming from the tes. act that the campaign has icl has all of the candidates tested offices—except those for the secretary of state ion on the Republican side 'hat worried. They don't ha I to make of it. no that a lot of voters who ->ay a( war are now back in heir vote is the imponder- t's the vote that no one -xactly how to account for. n't know where it's going, r. two of the three major the state have not stirred h notice. Hottest is the Re, contest for governor Rep. William S. Beardsley > Virginia is challenging bert D. Blue, who wants a rm. two men have been cam- incessantly for a number s. They have been on the latform together a number s. They have been making speeches a day. or George A. Wilson has , Washington to campaign, ponent, John Calhoun of ton, has been getting about e. A World War II veteran mer state senator, he is at- Wilson's stand on military e Democratic side former Guy M. Gillette has been same speeches but he has to campaign for his op- Ernest Seemann of Water- not known and is doing to make himself known. At orts. he hadn't left Waterloo a campaign appearance. POSTVTLLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 1948. Number 30. Pirates Suffer First Defeat By Decorah Club Castalia Coming Here Sunday For Regular Scenic League Tilt The Postville Pirates suffered their first defeat of the season last Sunday in a non-league game played with Decorah there, 7 to 0. Decorah put together 11 hits to drive over seven runs while the Pirates were being held to four scattered bingles and no runs. The Pirates held Decorah to three runs in the first seven innings but allowed four runs to cross the plate in the eighth inning breaking an otherwise tight game. Decorah took advantage of four hits, two doubles and two singles, and an error to complete the eighth inning scoring. CANDIDATES week we started running etches of the cancidates for d state offices. This week continue those, dwelling on r United States senator and ernor. means three races for both mocratic and Republican al nominations are. con- However, only the Repub- bernatorial nomination is d. there being no opponent County Attorney Carrol O. for the Democratic nomina- Pirates To Play Castalia Sunday The pirates will play Castalia here next Sunday afternoon in a regularly scheduled Scenic League game. The game will begin at 2:15 p. m. at Smith Athletic field. The Pirates are at the top of the league with two wins and no losses while Castalia has a record, of two wins and one loss. The game promises to be a good one. Helgerson Purchases Jarmes Store Here; Begins Operation X-Ejnimett H. Helgerson has purchased the Jarmes Grocery Store and stock from Glen J. Jarmes and begins operation of-the market today it was announced this week. The store will operate under the name of Helgerson's Clover Farm Stor5r^ '"Emmett, who has been raised in Postville, was in the insurance business prior to the purchase of the store and is well known in this community. The store will handle the Clover Farm line of groceries under the new management. Miss Libbie Schultz and Miss Eileen Winter, who have been clerks in the store for some time, have been retained by Mr. Helgerson. Glen J. Jarmes, who has operated the store for the past two and one- half years, recently purchased a circus and is operating thruout the midwest under the name of Jarmes Bros. Combined Showes. Rev. F. R. Ludwig Vice President Of Iowa Synod (The_JRev. Frederick R. Ludwig, pastor of St. Paul's • Lutheran Church, last week was named synod vice president of the Iowa synod of the United Lutheran church at an annual meeting of Postville had two opportunities to score but were unable to come thru in the pinch. The Pirates were without the services of three of their regular players for the pame. Postville 0 AB R H ED STATES SENATOR Republican . e A. Wilson, the incumbent, n on a farm near Menlo in ounty on April 1, 1884. He rural school and was ed from Menlo high school, -nded Grinnell college and aduated from the college of the University of Iowa in career in politics started or he served as a page boy Iowa senate when in his eens. However, he won his ective office when he was county attorney in Polk He also served as a dis- udge before entering into vate practice of law. "26 he was elected to the nate from Polk county and ed in 1930 and 1934. In 1936 defeated for governor by an 3.000 votes by Nelson G. el. He came back two years defeat Kraschel by a much margin and to lead the Rens back into the state house first time in six years. He -elected in 1940. 942 he was elected to the States senate. was married December 8, Mildrel Zehner. They are rents of two sons and a r. N. Calhoun, Burlington at- nnd World War II veteran, m on a farm near Birming- owa. December 2, 1903. He d schools in his home town as graduated there. He his way through Parsons at Fairneld, taught, two at Lockridge and attended hool, receiving his degree e University of Iowa, in s no newcomer to politics, served a two-session hitch slate senate in 1933 and 1 a time when his primary opponent also was in the 6 he was nominated by the leans for congress from the Wet but lost by 2,000 votes second Roosevelt landslide tote Edward Eicher^of Iowa ived in Fairfield for a time ved to Burlington in 1937 fted the practice of law. A r of the national guard, he to the service as a master ' and emerged a lieutenant after five and a half years ic o of which 33 months was s. as married in 1929 and is er of two sons and a daugh- ntinued on Pagt Two) D. Mork, 3b 3 G. Schultz, ss 4 D. Marston, 2b 4 C. Schultz, If 4 Meyer, lb 3 Palmer, c 3 G. Mork, rf 3 Schupbach, cf 2 Walby, p 3 E 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals Decorah— 29 0 4 3 AB R. H E Hislop, 2b 5 Lee, 3b 5 Halvorson, lb 5 Rollins, rf 4 Mellum, c 4 MacDowell, cf 4 R. Grindland, If 2 Bernatz, If 2 G. Grundland, ss 4 Everson, p 4 MEET THE YOUNGSTERS City To Repaint Parking Marks On All Main Streets Meet the youngsters. Here is another group of pictures contestants who entered the Herald contest. Additional pictures will be shown in succeeding weeks. Top row, left to right—Norman Leeman, three month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Leeman of St. Olaf; Mary Beth Meyer, four and one-half month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Meyer of Postville; Terry Lammert, seven month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Lammert of Postville. Second Row Second row—Connie Jean Olson, six month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Olson of Postville; Beth Minger, nine and one-half month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Minger of Castalia; Mark Haltmeyer, six month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Haltmeyer of Postville. Notice was published this week by Mayor M. C. Deering that all cars must be off the streets from 12:00 o'clock midnight until the following morning next Monday night so that the street department may repaint the yellow car parking markers. The lines at present in some places are so dim that they can hardly be seen. Mayor Deering announces that any cars that remain on the streets after midnight, Monday will be re/ 1 moved by the street department workers. / The parking lines aid in settiiig out a designated parking spot for- each car on the street and allows a maximum of space for parking at all times. If everyone, after the lines have been repainted, will ob serve the parking rules and keep within the lines, more parking space will be available on the streets at all times, Mayor Deering said. 24 Republicans File For County, District Offices Four Candidates For Sheriff and Four Also File For Supervisor Totals 39 7 II 3 Score By Innings Postville 000 000 000 Decorah 000 102 04 Scenic League Standings Won Lost Pet. Waukon 3 Postville 2 Prairie du Chien .. 2 Castalia 2 Twin Cities 2 Lansing 2 Monona 1 Waterville 1 Harpers Ferry 1 Farmersburg 0 Luana 0 1.000 1.000 .666 .666. .666 .666 .333 .333 .333 .000 .000 High School Honor Students Announced The following is a list of the high school students on the honor roll for the second semester of the school year just completed: Freshmen — Paul Benjegerdes, Dixie Cook, Joyce Gregg, Lois Koopman, Herbert Morch, Marlene Schupbach, Richard Searls, Billie Waters. Sophomores—Ruth Ann Christensen, Donald Knyart, Mildred Foley, Jeahnine Harris, Bernadine Kugel, Virginia McNally, Dorothy Schutte. Juniors — Joan Christofferson, John Dresser, Elaine Everman, Cloy Meyer, Cloy Miene, June Schroeder, John Svendsen. Seniors — Carol Eberling, Jim Koevenig, Mary Jane Schlee, Peggy Spencer, oZnna Stee, Frederick Reincke. Baseball Letters Awarded Postville's high school baseball team completed a successful season with an 8 to 1 victory over Waukon. The win made eight in ten games for the Pirates. Bob Douglass, Jim Malone, Bernie Martins, Ken Peake, Ken Timmerman, Roger Christofferson Dean Gunderson, Cloy Meyer, Merle Meyer, Tennis Mork, Eugene Rima, Jim Waters, (Continued on page 8) Rev. F. Ri Ludwig that group held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Des Moines last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, i Mrs. F. R. Ludwig, to complete the pastoral family honors, was named vice president of the women's missionary society of the Iowa synod. She was installed in her office by Dr. A. J. Beil, associate pastor at St. John's Lutheran church of Des Moines at a fellowship banuet held Wednesday night in Younkers tearoom. The synod meeting decided the Luther league camp will be held August 15 to 20 at Lake Okoboji. The delegates also voted to extend an invitation to the United Lutheran Church in American to hold its 1950 convention in Des Moines. Postville Will Honor War Dead Postville will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, with services to be held in the morning, a custom inaugurated last year. Arthur F. Brandt Post, American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be in charge of the services. Everyone is invited to join in the .observance. Stores To Close Retail stores, banks and offices will be closed all day Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day, it was announced. Services, 10:15 Services will begin at 10:15 a. m. with a parade starting at the school. The route 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. Gold Star Mothers will ride in the parade in transportation provided by the service units. Program Outlined 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. Grundy County Leads In Iowa Loan Drive Grundy county still maintains the lead in the Iowa Security Loan drive by reaching 50.84 per cent of its quota, Roger F. Warin, state director of the savings bond division, reported today. The state reached 30.49 per cent of its $100-million quota for the drive. Warin said this was still six per cent below the point necessary by this date on the basis of the Treasury's anticipated sales. Leading counties listed in this report are Sioux with 49.30 per cent of quota, Pocahontas with 48.33 per cent, Mills with 45 .09 per cent, Mitchell with 43.90 per cent, Floyd with 41.34 per cent, Bremer with 41.12 per cent and Carroll with 41.07 per cent. "This, however, is not discouraging," Warin said, "since the counties are just now getting fully organized and a great spurt in the sales should be shown in the next few weeks, and still seven weeks to go before the drive ends June 30. Many counties have planhed a farm-to-farm and house-to-house campaign and some counties will start on this solicitation within the next week." Sales quota percentages reached by nearby, counties are: Allamakee 30.42% Clayton .« 32.92% Fayette 28,52% Winneshiek .: 31.23% Remodeling Work In Progress At Hill's '--Workmen this week have started a full scale remodeling program in the interior of the Louis L. Hill Hardware Store. Work is progressing rapidly but the store will ^remain open for business as usual, Mr. Hill states. Remodeling work will include complete new fixtures of the latest design, new office quarters and repainting, keeping the store in line with the most modern of its kind in the state. It is hoped that a majority of the work will be finished within several weeks. Boy Scouts Go On Overnight Hike ,/JjejifiiL .boy scouts of the Postville troop went on an overnight hike last Thursday evening under the leadership of Robert Burling. The group hiked to the Harvey Clark farm near Stone House on Yellow River returning the next morning. Those who made the hike were: Luther Heins, Richark Klingbeil, Herbert Morch, Merlin Schroeder, Laszlo Esztergalyos^ Ronald Harris and Chuck Schroeder. \ Luana Firemen Book Band Benefit Dance A benefit dance will be held by the Luana Fire department, Saturday night, May 29, with Leo Greco and his Pioneers engaged • to provide the music. Leo Greco formerly played with Tom Owens and His Coyboys and is rated as having a band that handles dance music in the manner that dancers like. Purchase. Resuscitator The Luana firemen recently purchased a three-unit resuscitator for emergency use in the Luana section. It required an $800 outlay. Funds from the dance will be used to help pay for the resuscitator. Five Births Reported At Hospital Here Five births were reported at the Postville hospital during the past week, three of the new arivals being boys and two girls. Following is a list of the cases handled: Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Anflnson of Ossian, May 21; weight six pounds, 14 and one-half ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tatro of Clermont, May 23; weight eight pounds, 12 ounces. Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Lenth of St. -Olaf, May 23; weight eight pounds, two ounces. Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Bennett of Monona, May 19; weight seven pounds, 13 ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs: Joseph Voss, Monona, May 22; weight five pounds,, four ounces. Drivers License Tests To Be Given Tuesday A representative of the Iowa Highway Patrol, drivers license division, will be in Postville all day nex,t Tuesday, June 1, to give examinations for chauffeurs' and drivers' licences, it was announced this week by Marshal William H. Foels. Those wishing to take the tests are to report to Memorial Hall. The examiner will not be back in Postville again until four weeks after the examination date Tuesday. Hunt To Speak At Kiwanis Club G. W. Hunt of Guttenberg will be the speaker on the program for the regular meeting of the Postville Kiwanis Club to be held this evening. Mr. Hunt will discuss the road program being laid out for the state by the interim committee appointed by Governor Robert D. Blue, of which he is a member. At the meeting last "Wednesday, in which the ladies were guests of the club members, Judge W. H. Antes of West Union spoke on the subject of Juvenile Delinquency. Judge Antes reviewed a number of juvenile cases handled in this district during the past months and explained the courts process of disposing of such cases. He explained that most of the cases of juvenile delinquence arose in more heavily populated areas and went on to say that Postville has kept an exceptionally clean slate on such court records. He deplored the lack of adequate personnel in some of our state institutions and cited the need for a revised program in handling teen-age boys who must of necessity be sent to reform schools. At the beginning of the program, Richard Bollman played two trombone solos, "Rainbow Hues" and "Stqr Dust." He was accompanied on the piano by Delores Erickson Campaign To Rid Town Of Flies Being Planned / Preparations for another all out campaign against the house-fly is being started this week by a special committee of the Kiwanis Club who is sponsoring the drive again this year! ! The committee in charge of the drve this year is L. R. Jack son, chairman, Fred J. Miller and Jack F. Sawvelle. Campaign funds are being raised and the committee hopes that the first spraying of business houses and homes can start during the early part of June. In cooperation with the Postville Kiwanis Club, the town of Postville will lend its assistance in the fight to knock a death blow to local flies this season. The fly control project has already gained head' way here with a number of busi ness places announcing publicly that they intend to have their premises sprayed with DDT in hopes of eradicating this common disease carrier. Success Last Year Postville was one of the com munities that pioneered the DDT fly destruction program last year and it proved to be a complete sue cess. Iowa was selected as the test ing ground for the plan. The ex tension service of Iowa State col lege prepared invaluable materials and assisted local communities in carrying out the fight. Local officials as well as state leaders were so pleased with the success of the campaign that they are more determined than ever to continue spraying each spring to reduce the fly population. Cooperation Needed While the spraying of food shops and restaurants is expected to eliminate the usual habitat of the common housefly, to make the campaign completely successful, it is hoped that all others, home owners and business places other than those in the initial • program, will spray their premises, paint screen doors and spread the DDT solution wherever flies might seek breeding places. Herald To Publish Late Next Week The Herald will be published on Wednesday afternoon next week and will go into the mails before postoffice closing hours on that day. The delay in publishing from Wedneseday noon to the later hour will be necessitated by stores and business houses being closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday. News and advertising will be accepted thruout, the entire day Tuesday. George C. Eder Wins Top Tire Derby Award Twenty-four Allamakee county republicans have filed nomination papers with County Auditor Keithv E. Bigelow for nine county and , three district offices for the prima-.' „ry election, June 7. Four * countjr officers are not candidates for reelection and only three incumbent* in county offices are unopposed in the primaries. Hottest races for republican nomination will be for the office of sheriff with four candidates having filed and for member of the board of supervisors, term commencing January 1, 1949, also with four candidates. Candidates for county offices are as follows: Auditor—Keith E. Bigelow, Waukon, to fill vacancy, incumbent. Treasurer—Leon Henderson, Union Prairie township, incumbent. Clerk—Lloyd R. Kolsrud, Waukon, present deputy clerk. Sheriff—Lloyd Godfrey, Waukon; William M. Huffman, Waukon; John P. King, Waukon; Theodore H. Rumph, Jr., Waukon. Recorder — Lillian Meierkord, Waukon, incumbent; Morris A. Svendson, Waukon. Attorney — Edward G. Fogarty, Lansing; Martin H. Nolting, Waukon; William F. Shafer, Waukon. Coroner—R. W. Pateman, Waukon. Board of Supervisors, term commencing January 1, 1949—Mort C. Deering, Postville; James Edward Ewing, Sr., Franklin township; George P. Hartley, Postville, incumbent; Roland V. Shogren, Center township. Board of Supervisors, term commencing January 1, 1950 — Roland Herman, Makee township, incumbent; Melvin J. Kolsrud, Paint Creek township. The present Clerk of Courts O.H. Fossum, Sheriff Peter Hendrickson, County Attorney Herman Haehlen, and Coroner Dr. Clark Rominger are not candidates for reelection this year. Candidates for district offices are as follows: Representative in congress, 2nd district—John A. Case, McGregor; Henry O. Talle, Decorah, incumbent. State Senator, 40th district—W. Lloyd Bruce, Postville; Arthur H. Jacobson. Waukon, incumbent. State Representative, 90th district—Elmer Pieper, Waukon, incumbent. 12 Democrats Seek Office Democrats in the county have filed for all county and district offices, each unopposed for the party nomination. There are nine candidates for the county offices and three for the district offices. Nomination papers have been filed in the office of Keith E. Bigelow, county auditor, for the primary election to be held Monday, June 7. Named for county officers are the following: Auditor — Vernon M. Geuder, Waukon. Treasurer—Kathleen A. Spinner, Waukon. Clerk—J. Robert Kenney, Waukon. Sheriff—Dale J. Elvers, Waukon. Recorder — John D. Fitzgerald, Waukon. Attorney — Robert H. Burling, Postville. Coroner — Howard G. Hanson, Waukon. Board of supervisors, term commencing January 1, 1949—Hank H. Schulte, French Creek township. Board of supervisors, term commencing January 1, 1950—Eddie H. Hagen, Paint Creek township. Candidates for district offices are as follows: Representative, 2nd district— T. W. Mullaney, Waukon. Senator, 40th district — Lorenz Willman, Postville. Representative, 90th district — John H. Palmer, Waukon. George C. Eder this week received notification _that he had won first place in a tire derby conducted in the Western Auto < _Associate Stores group for this areaj) The sale, which was concUidoH'last week, covered an intensive sales campaign over a six weeks period. The Postville store was in competition with 22 other stores, many located in larger towns and cities than here. BIBLE SCHOOL TO START AT COMMUNITY CHURCH Daily vacation bible school will start at the Community Presbyterian church next Tuesday morning at 9:00 o'clock, it was announced this week by Rev. Eldon Seamans. The school will begin Tuesday and continue thru the following The contest was con-1 week, concluding June 11. Classes ducted as a part of a regular store!will be conducted Monday thru campaign. 'Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a. m.

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