Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 2, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 2, 1948
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•A! ans Will Go Polls Next on., June 7th t Monday Iowans will trek to lis to vote in the Republican cmoeratiu primaries for their s for candidates for United senators, governor, state and (Tices. is an important election eciiuse (1) it is a presidential n year and (2) it is the first •v election year since the war, that most of these in service ne. t they will do at the polls- ether Ihey will even go in umbers —is a matter for con. The veteran observers will atching the vote closely in -rimiiries in an effort to de- e whether either party has or lost with the return of men—or whether they are g even, indicating that the age that a boy or girl gener- otes as their father votes is ic. the office of state super- ent of instruction and two of ' rec commerce commission are not open for election this They are four year posts and ot come up until 1950. One commerce commission posts this year. Candidates ing the last two weeks es ot the candidates for the led nominations have been ted here with the exception se running for the Republican ijtions for secretary of state, week, as a conclusion to the we bring readers sketches of f the eight candidates for this ntion— a race which most ob- s believe will wind up in "Hon since they feel no one ate will get the necessary 35 t of the vote to win the ntion. The candidates: OSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 1948. Number 31. Memorial Rites Held Monday For War Heroes Excellent Weather Here Favors the Observance; Joe Steele Speaks Jesse W. Halden e W. Halden, Newton, was October 26, 1893 on a farm in n county. He was graduated Indianola high school in 1913 ttended Simpson college. He the Annapolis examinations commission in the navy and in the navy beginning in uring World war I. ing his years in school he d as a printer's devil and d dishes for his board. He d 30 years of experience in rinting field at Indianola, n, Des Moines and Newton, is immediate past commander e Iowa Department of the ican Legion, and a member of ewton Chamber of Commerce, • club and Methodist church, was married June 26, 1923 to ormer Gladys M. Merritt at t Ayr. He has been a strong lican worker and until he need his candidacy, worked e slate safety education dial the state house. harles J. Knickerbocker rlcs J. Knickerbocker, Fair,vas born April 24, 1883 near ome town. He graduated high school there in 1900 and Iowa State college in 1905. associated with his father in ling and dealing in Belgian ercheron horses. He became eclor of the Iowa Horse and Breeders Association and the Bureau. ing World war II he served irman nf one of Linn county's selective service boards. He on the Iowa state fair board 1925 to 1941 and is a member e .Masons, A. F. and A. M„ story. El Kahir shrine, O. E. S., R.. Kappa Sigma fraternity c Methodist Church. He was d to the house of representa- in 1946. serving one term. His wife died. They were the ts of three children. He is married to the former Mrs. Hollis Tindall, Washington, Richard N. Mason hard N. Mason, Ames, was August 20, 1917 at Albia. He "ed school in Albia, Boone cs Moines and Parsons col- Louisiana State University, University and Iowa State e, being graduated in 1941. wants to make politics a and for the last 18 months cen serving as deputy secre- °f state. . He is owner and er of the Ames Window Company which he operated 1945 to 1947. "oild war II veteran, he is a er of the American Legion, W., Amvets, Des Moines r Chamber of Commerce, Elks lasons. He is a Protestant, was married to Nancy Fifield and have two daughters. s 's his first race for state Mrs. Earl G. Miller Earl G. Miller, Des Moines, born December 13, 1895 in r «mnty. She attended New- hools. Miller is an antique dealer Continued on Page Two) Postville and community honored the heroes of all wars at an impressive Memorial Day service last Monday. Excellent weather favored the observance and a large number of people were on hand to watch the parade and observe the ceremonies at the cemetery. Flowers dotted the entire cemetery area as residents began arriving early in the morning with bouquets, plants and wreaths and continued the decoration of graves thruout the entire morning. The parade preceeding the service was formed at the school house and veterans of both World War I and World War II marched together. Led by the Postville school band, in the parade were Boy Scouts, town officials, ministers of the churches, school children carrying wreaths and flags, gold star mothers in automobiles, and other citizens. Many people witnessed the parade thru the business district of Postville on its way to the cemetery. Mayor M. C. Deering presided at the cemetery service which was planned by joint committees of the American Legion and the V. F. W. of Postville. A selection was played by the high school band during the decoration of graves of veterans. The invocation was given by Rev. F. R. Ludwig followed by the group singing of "America." Rev. Francis J. Vallaster gave the memorial prayer and reading of the "Gettysburg Address" was presented by Delores Erickson, high school student. The Benediction was given by Rev. Eldon L. Seamans. Address By Steele Joseph B. Steele delivered the address of the day' and briefly sketched the significance of Memorial Day observance. He touched momentarily on the historical origin of the observance which followed the close of the Civil War and observed that honor paid to war dead was a custom as old as history with nations paying tribute to their fallen heroes. In tracing the history of the day in the United States, he pointed out that our honor has been bestowed upon those men who have fought to preserve democracy and in no instances have our men fought wars of aggression which has blotted the records of other nations. He sited the need for everyone to keep faith with those of our soldier dead who gave their lives in the struggle for democracy and help bear the responsibility to further the cause of peace thruout the world. Steele pointed out that we allowed the peace fought for in World War I lo slip thru our fingers thru indifference to our responsibilities. The same mistakes repeated again following the conclusion of World War II will lead again to conflict, he pointed out. The threat of an atomic war was presented with weapons of untold destructive power. Albert Einstein, noted world scientiest, was quoted as being unable to answer a question of what would be the result of World War III but stated that World War IV would be fought with clubs. In a final plea for peace in today's troubled world, the speaker urged individuals to pray and work that we as a nation might bring accord to the world at large. Junior Pirates Are Organized For Play Postville's Junior Pirates, a baseball team composed entirely of high school youths, was organized this week and a schedule of games has been completed for June and the first part of July. First game of the season will be played next Sunday at the baseball diamond here with Fayette American Legion Junior team as the opponents. All games are scheduled so as not to conflict with the regularly scheduled town team dates. The game will be called at 2:15 p. m. Managed By Local Man. The Junior Pirates wjll be managed by Lloyd Palmer and Harold Rima and Gilbert Schroeder will act as business manager. The purpose of the team is to promote baseball among the young men who will be returning to high school competition the following year. Subscription Reminder ! During the past week our mailing lists have been checked for delinquencies and some names removed because we failed to receive subscription renewals. With the continued shortage of paper we must keep our lists at a minimum level and delinquents need to be removed. If this box contains a red pencil check mark, your subscription has either expired or will by the end of this month. To assure uninterrupted receipt of the Herald your remittance should be made to this office now. Thank you. —The Publisher. F. F. A. Boys On Conducted Tour Thirty-five Postville high school school F. F. A. class members left on a five day conducted tour of the Black Hills area of South Dakota last Monday morning as part of a training program of actually observing farm methods in other sections. They were accompanied by their instructor, John Madsen and Mrs. Madsen, and Assistant Coach Milton Starcevich, who is sponsoring the group. The group is traveling in a school bus driven by Burr Cook with Dale Schroeder acting as relief driver. In addition, Mr. Madsen is driving his car and hauling several of the boys. The group will observe the different methods of agriculture being practiced thruout the territory where they will drive as well as seeing the sights of the Black Hills. Those making the trip are: Billy Waters, Kenneth Peake, Donald Enyart, Edwin Winter, Deane Werger, Ronald Fox, Leo Schroeder, Duane Meyer, Jerry Anderson, Milo Hammond, Karlton Eberling, Keith Reinhardt, Donald Heckman, Paul Benjegerdes, Eugene Larson, Rob-_ ert Landt, Robert Henning, Merlyn Johanningmeier, Harold Glock, Ken Schroeder, Keith Kerr. Bernald Livingood, Eddie Waters, Hillery Heins, Roland Folsom, Cloy Meyer, Leonard Teitz, Howard White, Donald Elvers, Russell Wilder, Bernald Martins, Wayne Walters, Roger Christofferson, Leslie Jahnke, and William Ohloff. N. E.-Fair Managers Hold Meeting Here Forty fair men representing the fairs of northeastern Iowa met here last Wednesday. Dinner was served at the I. O. O. F. Hall by the Past Grands of Rebecca Lodge. The meeting was called to order by Tom Searcey of Independence, who is President of the group. Norton Bloom of Nashua, is secretary. The honored guests at the meeting were L. B. Cunningham, Secretary Iowa Stale Fair, William Campbell, vice president, and E. W. Williams, Secretary of the Fair Managers association of Iowa, Republican Women To Hold Rally Friday Charles J. Knickerbocker, Republican candidate for the nomination for Secretary of State, will be the principal speaker at the Republican rally to be held in Waukon, Friday. The rally is being sponsored by the Allamakee Chapter of the Iowa Council of Republican Women. In addition to the political activity, several musical numbers will be heard. A piano solo will be rendered by Carol Schultz, a freshman of Postville high school. Mrs. Jeanne Crawford, of Waukon will give a vocal solo. The meeting will be held at the Allamakee hotel with the pre-election rally beginning at 12:00 o'clock with a potluck luncheon. Postville Alumni To Hold Banquet Soon The Postville High School Alumni will hold their annual banquet at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Tuesday, June 8, beginning at 6:30 o'clock, it was announced this week. Cards have gone out to all members extending an invitation to the banquet but the committee urges that anyone, who thru error might have failed to receive a card, is invited to attend. The class of 1923 will hold a reunion in conjunction with the banquet. A dance will follow the program and business session. MEET THE YOUNGSTERS Here is another group of the younger generation of this locality who were entered in the Herald's photo contest. The final group of contestants will be published next week. Top Row—left to right—Micheal Starcevich, ten months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Starcevich of Postville; Sherri Jene Halverson, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Halverson of Waukon; Spencer Larsen, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Larsen of Postville. Bottom Row—Cindy Sue White, one and one-half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald White of Postville; Stanley Waters, one and one-half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Waters of Postville; David Lee Bruckner, nine month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bruckner of Postville. Pirates Lose To Castalia Here On Memorial Day Only Two Births Here During The Past Week The Postville Pirate's perfect Scenic League record was broken Sunday when Castalia pushed across a tally in the fifth inning to break a 5 to 5 deadlock and went on to maintain that advantage thruout the remainder of the game. A large Memorial Day crowd attended the game played at Smith Athletic Field here. The loss dropped the Pirates to a fifth place standing in the league below Waukon, Twin Cities, Castalia and Lansing. Scoring in the game took place in the early frames and the last four and one-half innings were scoreless. The Pirates scored first in the opening inning pushing across two runs on a circuit drive by G. Schultz and two hits and an advance on a fielders choice accounting for the other. The Pirates scored another run in the second inning and two in the third inning and failed to score from there on. Castalia scored one run in the second inning three in the third inning, one in the fourth and one in the fifth. M. Koenig hit for four bases in the fourth inning. The outstanding catch of the day was made by C. Schultz who snagged a high line drive on the dead run in his bare right hand. Schultz raced to his right in his center field spot, threw up his right hand and snagged a sure two sacker out of the air. The Pirates play Prairie du Chien there next Sunday and will attempt to come back on top of the heap again. Box Score Castalia 6 AB R H E M. Koenig, ss 5 13 0 L. Everman, 2b 5 0 0 0 R. Schultz, rf 3 0 0 0 G. Livingood, rf 2 0 0 0 R. Anderson, lb 4 2 10 Reisner,. 3b 4 10 1 B. Koenig, If 4 0 10 D. Monroe, c 4 0 11 E. Koenig, p 4 110 Brown, cf .3 4 110 Totals 39 6 8 2 Postville 5 AB R H E L. Gericke, 2b 5 0 11 G. Schultz, ss 4 12 0 D. Mork, 3b 4 110 F. Tehel, rf 4 0 11 R. Brainard, c 4 0 10 D. Marston, If 4 111 Bareis, lb 10 0 0 L. Meyer, lb 12 12 C. Schultz, cf 4 0 10 L. Walby, p 4 0 10 Totals 35 5 10 5 Score By Innings Castalia 013 110 000 Postville 210 200 000 League Standings Won Lost Pet. Waukon .3 0 1.000 Twin Cities 3 1 .750 Castalia 3 1 .750 Lansing 3 1 .750 Postville : 2 1 .666 Monona ....... 2 2 .500 Prairie du Chien 2 . 2 .500 Waterville 1 3 .333 Luaha 1 3 .333 Harpers Ferry 0 3 .000 Farmersburg 0 4 .000 Only two births were recorded at the Postville hospital during the past week. They were: Daughter born to Mr. and, Mrs. Robert Schultz of Luana May 27; weight, eight pounds, three and one~-half ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Topel of Postville, June 2; weight, seven pounds, six and one- half ounces. Surgery Performed Emil Schultz, Jr. of Postville submitted to surgery last Saturday. Miss Caroline Overbeck of Luana was also a surgical patient in the hospital on Saturday afternoon. Scout Representative To Speak To Kiwanians Carl Winkler of Elkader, district Boy Scout commissioner, will be the speaker at the regular meeting of the Postville Kiwanis Club this evening. Mr. Winkler will speak on the subject of youth program and what other communities in his district are doing, in the advancement of such programs. In the meeting last Wednesday, G. W. Hunt of Guttenberg, a former school superintendent in Postville a number of years ago, spoke on Iowa's road program and told what is being done in the state on the furtherance of this program. Mr. Hunt is a member of an interim committee appointed by Governor Robert D. Blue to study the road problem and make recommendations for a future program. The committee, Mr. Hunt said, is compiling information as to costs of building and repairing both primary and secondary roads and is planning a means of raising revenue to finance a road program which it is estimated will run into a large sum of money. Primary Election To Be Held Here Next Monday, June 7th The primary election, state, district and county, will be held next Monday, and the polls in the county will open at 8:00 o'clock in the morning and close at 8:00 o'clock in the evening. Post township voters will cast their ballots at Memorial Hall. Sample ballots will be posted around the polling places for the voters who wish to study them. Do not hesitate to ask the judges of election for any information you desire about the method of voting. They will be.,glad to give you any desired information in voting procedure. Louis Blumhagen Dies Of Injuries /lijljneral services for Louis Blumhagen, 47, who accidentally met death Memorial Day afternoon, will be held at the Schutte Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with Rev. F. R. Ludwig in charge. iBurial will be made in the Postvillel cemetery. Louis, who_ lived on a farm northeast of Castalia;~was a lifelong resident of the community; > He passed away at a Decorah hospital at 2:00 p. m. Monday from injuries received in an accident which occurred at 9:00 a. mTl Mr. BlumHagenTnad been working on the Dewey Tatro farm near Decorah felling trees when the accident happened. The group had just cut a tree and after a short wait, Louis stepped forward to the tree and bent over to begin saw work when a limb from an adjoining tree fell and. struck him on the back of the head. Louis Blumhagen was born in Bloomfield township, Winneshiek county, April 15, 1901 and died at Decorah May 31, 1948. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Anna Blumhagen; three sisters, Mrs. Will Bugenhagen of Luana, Mrs. Harold Meyer of Castalia, and Elda Blumhagen at home; five brothers, Carl of Postville, Arnold of Monona, and Lloyd, Henry and Alvin of Castalia. His father, a sister and one brother preceeded him in death. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Postville. Mrs. C. M. Morgan Passes Away At Ames First Concert To Be This Evening The first band concert of the summer will be presented tonight at. 8:00 p. m., in the city park. To open the series of weekly concerts, a marching demonstration on the main streets of the town will be presented before the concert. The band will leave the school at 7:30 p. m., and will parade through the business district to the band stand. The program will include the following numbers: Marches—True Blue, Loyalty, The Showboy, March Salutation. Vogue Overture. American Patrol. Skip To My Lou. George Gerschwin Selection. Members Attend Festival Forty-nine band members enjoyed a big day at Cedar Rapids last Saturday, where they participated in the Eastern Iowa Band Festival. They were preceeded in the morning parade by their queen, Carol Eberling, riding in a new convertible. In the evening the 34 bands marched from the Coliseum to Hill Park, where each band gave a short marching demonstration, and then enjoyed a varied show of twirling exhibitions.. Mrs. Kenneth Kerr was chaperone, Burr Cook and Art Meyer drove. Mrs. Charles M. Morgan passed away at her home in Ames last Friday morning following an extended period of ill health. Mrs. Morgan taught German in Ames High school and was in the history and economics department at Iowa State for many years. Funeral services were held Sunday with burial in the College cemetery in Ames. Mrs. Morgan is survived by her husband, Dr. Morgan of Postville, two daughters, Catherine Cessna Morgan Giffen of Harrisburg, Illinois and Margaret Morgan of Ames, and three grandchildren. Dr. Morgan will return to his duties as veterinarian here Friday. Scouts And Cubs Hold Joint Meeting The Postville Boy Scout troop and the Cub Pack held a joint meeting last Wednesday evening at the Postville high school. Carl Winkler of Elkader, district scout commissioner, was at the meeting and presented charters to the groups. The Cub Scout charter was presented to the leaders, Willard Schutte and Kermit James. The Boy Scout charter was presented to leaders Willard Schutte and Robert Burling. Several cub badges were awarded to the boys. Three Tenderfoot Scouts were taken into the Postville troop, Ronald Harris, Charles Schroeder and Laszlo Esztergalyos. Packing Plant Now A Reality For Postville Postville Quality Foods Is Name Of Company; Stock Is Being Sold HANSEN AND MATSON MOVE TO NEW QUARTERS/ . The Hansen and Matson Com p^ny^'which had been in temporary quarters in the read of Phillips 66 Station, was moved to their new building location across from Jthe Big Four Fair grounds this week the new location now. Although the new building has not been completely finished, work had progressed far enough so that use of the building could be made. Workmen are completing the finishing touches on the building now. Fred W. Groth stated yesterday that the Postville packing plant has become a reality. For the past several years, Mr. Groth has been acquiring information about the packing industry, being engaged for many years as proprietor of one of Northeast Iowa's largest poultry processing plants here in Postville. Mr. Groth finally determined that Postville was an ideal location for a full-fledged livestock processing plant. Last October, Mr. Groth associated himself with other business men of the community and a corporation with the name of Postville Quality Foods" was formed; Certificate of Incorporation from the State of Iowa was granted on October 16, 1947. The following named are directors of the corporation: Fred W. Groth, Dorothy Groth, W. H. Burling, M. F. Kiesau, Ed McNeil, Lloyd Schroeder and Willard Schutte. Mr. Groth and others on the Board of Directors have visited several small packing plants in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa during the past year. All of these plants have shown substantial profits in proportion to capital invested. The board members gained considerable information from these visits as to construction, financing and operating plants similar to the proposed Postville plant. Outside packing interests have in the past few months made inquiry as to progress made in the local industry. The board of directors last week made arrangements which will assure the employment of two men who have been associated in the fields of packing plant management and livestock purchasing for a period of over twenty years each. Seyeral of the Chicago meat distributors have shown more interest in the Postville corporation during the past month—one of such distributors is among the largest in the United. States. The corporation will secure its capital through local subscription. The Securities Department in the Office of the Insurance Commissioner for the State of Iowa recently completed a thorough investigation of the plans and requirements for the proposed plant, and last Wednesday, May 26, authority was granted by the department for the sale of $200,000 of common stock at a par value of $100 per share. At the present time, the board announces that about 40 per cent of the stock has been spoken for and some subr scribers have made deposits in one or the other of the Postville Banks for purchase of - the stock. Outside packing interests have lately expressed a desire to own a controlling interest in the local concern, but it is the desire of Mr. Groth, and those associated with him, that the Postville packing plant should be a community project, and not more than 25 per cent of the capital stock be held outside of the Postville community. The packing plant when constructed will be under Federal inspection, Mr. Groth having spent many months last year in the securing of a Federal permit; such approval is necessary in order that the products from Postville Quality Foods may be shipped in interstate commerce. In commenting on the strictness of the Iowa Securities Department, Mr. Groth said that the investigator who spent two days in Postville last week did reveal one thing to him. Mr. Vernon Grant, the investigator, had with him a Federal Reserve Bank report as to the packing plant industry. The Federal Reserve report showed that all plants made a profit during the year 1947, but the largest return was shown by the small plants. PREPARATIONS CONTINUE FOR ANTI-FLY CAMPAIGN Kiwanis committeemen are continuing to solicit funds for the anti- fly drive which will take place here within the next few weeks. They report 100 per cent cooperation They .are conducting business"f!?6mi among all whom they have con tacted to date and the preliminary preparations should be completed soon. It is planned to spray the busi- . ness district, all alleys, stock yards and all areas where flies might breed.

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