Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 16, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 16, 1948
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)lihical Men 'ill Analyze rimary Vote oiitical observers will analyze Republican primary returns for Ids in an effort to determine what happened in Republican li ;im S. Beardsley's landslide „,v over Governor Robert D. setiernlly is conceded, how•, thiH a combination of several 0V s probably brought about rdslcy's victory! One of the or reasons was the success of ijet-out -thc -vote campaign . by r" Farm Bureau and teachers, -suited in a total vote of nearly "00. a K<"' n °f nearly 95,000 over years ago, and the size of the no doubt helped Beardsley. strong anti-Blue feeling as onstratcd by the vote is shown he fact that he carried only 13 tics as compared with a clean -p of all 99 counties in 1946. e swing to Beardsley was vn in the closing days of the paign. and Beardsley forces the momentum going with last lite letters, particularly the Gus ster letters, and final appeals ng persons to vote. One of turning points in the campaign Beardsley's announcement that favored rescinding the state ; tax on food. That plank in platform is believed to have need thousands of votes for -other factor in the campaign the stress laid by Beardsley es on voting. for governor only. is shown in the fact that 48,000 voters voted for governor they did for secretary of state, arently hundreds of voters ughout the state voted only for dsley. The heavy labor vote 1 was a factor. In heavily-popu- counties such as Black Hawk, Clinton, Wapello and Scott vote was two to three times *ier than in 1946. POSTVILLE HERALD Fifty-Sixth Year. A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1948. Number 33. Peggy Spencer Gets Mott Medal As Alumni Meet Class of 1923 Hold Silver Anniversary; Officers Are Elected Convention Battle ne of the eight candidates for GOP secretary of state nomina- got the needed 35 per cent to the nomination. So that nomi- n will be made in the state ention July 23. Mrs. Ruby r, widow of a former secretary te, led the ticket with 25 per of the vote. But it appears ely that she will have enough ention strength to win the 'nation. Another Miller, Joe, lation. polled 11 per cent of vote and observers conjecture had he stayed out of the race, might have been nominated, (generally is conceded that the fention battle will be among ard Mason, present deputy was runnerup in the voting, les Knickerbocker of Fairfax, rmer state representative, Mel- Synhorst of Orange City, from eighth district, and Jesse Hal- Newton. Iowa Railroads bly three states, Texas, Penn- knia and Illinois, hase more wad mileage than Iowa's 8,886 k No town in the state is more ] 12.8 miles from a railroad, acting to the state development fnission. Twelve major rail- serve the state and the an- railroad freight bill amounts (100,000.000. v (since 1911, nearly 1,000 miles ailroad lines have been aban- 1 in the state, 18 and one-half ' so far this year. In all of last 22 miles of railroad lines were doned. « abandonment of railroad age has followed an increase 8 of trucks in the state's trans- tion system. Iowa now has miles of paved roads, ranking state fifth in paved road mile- in the nation. Nearly 136,000 •s are owned in Iowa, one for 19 persons in the state, and development commission says 13,300 trucks hauling freight aerated in the state. Rent Boards appears unlikely that there lie an increase in the. member- of advisory rent control boards e state. Tighs E. Woods, na- 1 housing epediter, recently mended that the size of the member boards be increased to * e more tenant representation, both Governor Robert Blue's a nd housing epediters in the 'eel that there is no need to ase the membership of the s because there has been no ° n on actions take since the s were established. hteen counties still are under control in the state and there » "idlcations that additional ^ s will b e added soon> Coun . where rent control still is ef- ve include Scott, Clinton, Du- 1 e. Marshall, Story, Johnson, Moines, Floyd, Linn, Cerro °. Webster, Muscatine, Polk, Wapello, Woodbury, Jeffer- n <i Black Hawk. Veterans Exemptions Uf es from the state tax com- 'Continued on pag« 2) .P.e.ggy Spencer, member of the 1948 graduation class of Postville high school, was awarded the Harriett Mott medal last Tuesday evening, June 8, at the annual alumni association banquet held at St. Paul's Lutheran ChurcKN The Medal was presented by Florence Hoth. It is given annually to the senior student ranking high scholastically and who has been a community leader. Robert Burling acted as master of ceremonies on the dinner program in which 130 members attended. Supt. K. T. Cook introduced the members of the class of 1948, who were welcomed into membership of the association by Charles Hoth. The response to the address of welcome was given by Peggy Spencer, president of the senior class. The program consisted of several musical numbers presented by the high school boys quartete and a short movie. H. E. Roberts, who celebrated his sixtieth anniversary as a member of the alumni organization, was honored with a bouquet of roses. Four members of the original class of 1923 were present and held their silver anniversary reunion at the banquet. Those present were: Harva Miller, Mrs. John J. Martins, Elmer Schultz and Mrs. Mae Ames of Castalia. Officers Elected At the business meeting of the association, the following officers were chosen: Charles Hoth president. Esther Meyer vice president. Mary Jane Schlee secretary. Helen Meyer treasurer. Dancing followed the meeting with the group going to the high school for the remainder of the evening. Jarmes Circus Is Well Received Here By Large Crowds \dlfin -Ji- Jarmes returned to Postville Friday with his Jarmes Brothers Circus and played the evening performance before an overflow audience of appreciative "home town folks." The circus was well received, the entertainmejit_ was good and the show was clean. v The famous "Jumboii—eleprTatrC which was popularized with all of Glen's former advertising campaigns here in previous years, was one of the shows main attractions. In addition there were o^her well trained and performing animals both in the ring and the menagerie. The Jarmes Brothers Circus proved to be a good clean show and one which will receive continued support on any return en gagement. Circus In Accident Two of the circus wagons were wrecked early last Saturday morn ing about two and one-half miles west of Frankville when they overturned in the ditch. The two wagons, which were being pulled by a jeep, run off the left side of the road. The one wagon was the lion cage which was slightly damaged and causing some injuries to the lion. The second wagon, electric and refrigeration unit, was quite badly damaged, it was reported. I A. IT'S FATHER WHO PAYS Final Rites Held For William Meyer Anti-Fly Campaign Is Completed In Postville lEostville's fly control program was completed over the weekend with a full coverage of the business houses by the spray team. Both fronts and rears of stores were covered and the interiors of the buildings in most food handling establishments were sprayed with the D. D. T. solution. The spray • team started early Sunday morning on the business district and worked rapidly thru- out the entire area. Most of the work was completed by Sunday evening. The anti-fly campaign was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club again this year. L. R. Jackson and J. F. Sawvelle. committee members in charge of the program, extended their "thanks to the business people for the wholehearted cooperation extended on the program without which the campaign would not have been possible." Fire Company Get$ New Equipment ^The~. Postville Volunteer Fire Department members will now be equipped with new protective breathing equipment as an aid in their duties where fire fighting requires entry into smoke filled buildings, areas of escaping gas, or dust filled localities. li-Purchase has been made of two Scott Air-Pak breathing aids for the department. ' The firemen purchased one of the units and the Postville Town Council purchased the other. The Air-Pak is self-contained breathing equipment delivering fresh, cool air to its wearer thru a regulator. The air supply is carried in a light weight cylinder. No chemicals are used. The air tank fits over the shoulders and breathing is performed thru facial mask similar in style to an ordinary gas mask. Use of the Air-Pak has permitted new methods of fire fighting, resulting in lower water and fire damage, with greater safety to personnel. The Postville department, in acquiring the new devices, will be keeping in step with the latest developments in the fire fighting field. Euneral services for the late William A. Meyer of Castalia, were held on Thursday, June 10 at 1:30 p. m. from the late home and 2:00 p. m. ir°, m Zion Lutheran church in Castalia. \ The Rev. La Verne R. Meinecke 1 officiated., Mrs. F. R. Ludwig of Postville served as organist. William August Meyer, son of William and Louisa Meyer was born on August 1, 1873 in Clayton county near National, Iowa. When the departed was about six months old his parents moved to a farm south of Postville where he spent his early childhood and received his elementary education at Henderson Prairie. The deceased was united in marriage with Catherine Schroeder on April 11, 1898. The young couple set up housekeeping on a farm about four miles south of Postville. One year later they moved to the Castalia community to their present home where he lived 48 years. Interment was made in the family lot in Postville cemetery. June Traditional Month For Brides \ R.E.A. Loan Is Approved Here ; The ...Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative, Inc., has just received approval of a new loan from the Rural Electrification Administra-. tion for the amount of $1,143^00.00. This loan will be sufficient to complete the construction program in the area served by the local cooperative and will make electric service available to every farm in the three counties served where electricity is not already available. This loan will also finance the system improvements necessary to meet the present and anticipated load growth. The cooperative now has 1,625 miles of line in operation and is furnishing electric service to 4,300 members. Within the next two years the Cooperative expects to complete its area coverage construction program and will then be serving approximately 6,300 members on 2,250 miles of line. The total loan allocations made by the Rural Electrification Administration to the local cooperative since it was organized in 1938 now amounts to $3,390,000.00 "Fun For You" To Be Presented This Week Rehearsals are in the last stages for "Fun For You," a hometown talent show being sponsored by Postville Veterans of Foreign Wars. The show will be given two nights at the high school auditorium, Thursday and Friday, June 17 and 18, beginning at 8:00 p. m. each night. The show will be centered around impersonations of famous radio stars with an all local cast providing the entertainment. In addition to the regular show and revue, there is a popularity baby contest which is attracting considerable attention, according to the Veterans committee in charge. Awards will be made to the winning baby. [_Jn.-&~Ceremony performed at four o'clock Monday afternoon, June 7, in the First Methodist church at Mount Vernon, Iowa, Joyce Elizabeth Christian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Christian of Scranton, became the bride of Alan Joseph Beucher, son of Mc.and Mrs. L. O. Beucher of Postville.! The Rey—HoWard'H. Palmer officiated at the double ring ceremony before the altar. Two high baskets filled with white peonies and white snapdragons, placed at either side of the rostrum furnished a background for the service. Nuptial music was provided by Janet Stewart of Elgin, Illinois, cel- loist and Barbara Thayler of Savanna, Illinois, who sang "Through the Years" and "At Dawning" before the ceremony and "The Lord's Prayer" at the close. i The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was attired in a white wool gabardine suit with navy accessories. She carried her white Rainbow Bible, decorated with stephanotis and centered with a lavender orchid, from which showered streamers of white satin ribbon and white carnation petals. Nancy Peterson of Camanche, was maid of honor. Serving the bridegroom as best man was his brother Charles Beucher of Kansas City, Missouri. Ushers were Dan Moser and Art Anderson, fraternity brothers of the bridegroom and Rich Christian, cousin of the bride. Mrs. Christian and Mrs. Beucher mothers of the bride and groom, each wore gardenia corsages. After the out of doors pictures of the bridal party were taken on the Cornell college campus, they motored to Cedar Rapids where Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Christian entertained at a wedding dinner at the Roosevelt hotel. Twenty guests were seated at one large table. The table was centered with a three- tiered wedding cake placed on a large circular mirror and was decorated in white topped by a bouuet of white shasta daisies. Tall white tapers intertwined with smilax and white shasta daisies completed the table decorations and carried out bride's colors of green and white. Mrs. Beucher is a graduate of Scranton high school and the Cornell college conservatory of music. The bridegroom is a veteran having served as a navigator in the air force. He also is a graduate of Cornell college conservatory of music. They were married on their graduation day. After a short wedding trip to Chicago, they will be at home at Mt. Vernon, where Mr. Beucher is taking summer school work. \ / Lee Bowers Attending Four-Day Conference Lee Bowers, local representative of the Interstate Power Company, is in Dubuque this week attending a four-day conference for servicemen of the electric company. The meeting is being held in the interests of giving good electric service to customers of the power company in' this area. Improve ments to transmission and distribution lines in this region, which are included in Interstate's 1948 expansion program, are being discussed. Also on the program are representatives of leading electric appliance manufacturers who will explain the latest developments in work-saving electrical equipment and the servicing of this equipment. 100 Attending Meeting: "More than 100 service representatives ,of the company are attending this meeting," Mr. Bowers said before he left Sunday night. While Mr. Bowers is in Dubuque, Mr. Malcolm Kuntz of Postville is handling all service calls in this area. Mr. Bowers expects to return Saturday. >, Junior Pirates Are Victors Over Club From Decorah, 17-4 The Postville Junior Pirates unleashed a power attack Sunday and romped over the Decorah Junior Legion team by the score of 17 to 4 in a game played at Smith Athletic Field. This makes the second win for the juniors in as many starts. The Pirates collected sixteen hits with Schultz leading the list with two doubles and a single. Others collecting more than one hit were Rima with three singles, *Christofferson two singles and Bachelder two singles. Batteries for Postville was Mork on the mound and Schultz behind the plate. Mork set the Decorah batters down with only thee hits and eliminated 14 by the strike out method. Halverson pitched for Decorah with Kesseth on the receiving end. Postville collected 17 runs, 16 hits and committed three errors. De corah had four runs, three hits and made four bobbles. Play Fayette There Sunday The Junior Pirates will journey to Fayette next Sunday where they will play the Junior Legion team there. This will be their third game this summer with two wins already on the belt. Postville Drops Second Tilt In Game Sunday To Play Farmersburg Here Next Sunday In League Game Barels-Miller r" • (Miss Marjorie Bareis and Frederick Miller repeated their marriage vows in a pretty church ceremony at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Wednesday afternoon, June 9, at 2:00 9 ]^^M Rev - Frederick R. Luttwig 1 officiated at the double ring ceremony before an altar decorated with peony and fern. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bareis, and the bridegroom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Miller. Nuptial music was presented by Mrs. R. L. Evans, who sang, "O Perfect Love" and "Because." Mrs. F. R. Ludwig presided at the organ. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white duchess satin dress styled with a draped off-shoulder effect with a sheer yoke forming a high neckline, and (Continued on page •) Band Will Present Several Marches Tonight ' The program for tonights Band concert to be held in the park is as follows: Chorals — "Rejoice and Sing," Bach; "Come, Soothing Death," Bach; "A Mighty Fortress is Our God," Luther. March—"Hall of Fame," Oliva- doti. Overture — "The Viking," St. Clair. March—"Repasz Band," Lincoln- Yoder. "Nimrod" — from the "Enigma Variations", Elgar-Cailliet. Tone Poem—"King John," Moehlmann. March—"Fidelity," K. L. King. "Night and Day"—Cole Porter- Yoder. March—"The Billboard," Klohr. Listeners are invited to use the benches which have been placed in the park for their convenience. Programs will be available at the concert. New Members Added Recent beginners are Juanita Fox, clarinet; Charles Eberling, cornet; Shirley Brandt, alto horn; Ronald Gulsvig, tuba, and Floyd Schultz, tuba. Don Christofferson was admitted to senior band this week. He plays clarinet. Ronald Harris and Joann Baltz are now in Junior band. Study Club Holds Annual Picnic Sunday The Henderson Prairie Study Club held their annual guest day picnic last Sunday afternoon at Lulls Park in Postville. Those who attended the picnic Sunday were as follows: Ewald Brandt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Plaht, Mrs. Minnie Brandt, Ruth and Dale Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Turner and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Foley and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Meyer and family, Mrs. Minnie Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Deering and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Heins, Joan Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Brandt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brandt and Otto, Mr. and Mrs. Ktymeth Kerr, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Everman, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Meyer and Jean, Mrs. Louise |deyer, Esther and Marie, Mr. and Mrs. Cloy Miller and Bonnie, Mrs. Minnie Miller, Mr. and Mrs, Arbie Schroeder and Bertha Schroeder and Paul. Four New Arrivals Reported At Hospital Four births, three girls and one boy, were recorded at the Postville hospital during the past two weeks. Daughter born to Rev. and Mrs. Eldon L. Seamans, Postville, June 13, seven pounds and six ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Norris Blegan, Postville, June 3, six pounds and one ounce. Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Foels, Postville, June 4, seven pounds and three ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Verni Eberling, Postville, June 7, ten pounds and two ounces. Three Postville Men Attend Masonic Meet Boyd Turner, Arthur Webster and Ray Douglass represented Brotherly Love Lodge in the 105th annual communication of the Masonic Grand Lodge at Sioux City last week. Ray Douglass as Senior Grand Warden, presided over the sessions in the absence of the Grand Master, J. V. Gray. Coach Babcoclc Attending Meet Francis Babcock, coach at Postville high school, is attending the eighth annual clambake, recitation, and lecture course for Iowa high school coaches which is being held in Spirit Lake this week. Speakers on the program at the school include Clark Shaughnessy, advisory coach of the professional Los Angeles Rams, and Carl Snavely, head coach at the University of North Carolina. Sharing the duties with these men are Harry Combes and Tony Hinkle, basketball coaches at Illinois and Butler, respectively; Chuch Cramer, an expert on training methods; Lyle Quinn of Iowa and E. A. Thomas of Kansas on rules; Joe Pipal, Occidental, California, on the lateral pass in football. In five days at the school, the coaches will try to digest 56 hours of lectures, forum and motion pictures. The lecture series opens daily at 8:00 a. m. and closes at 10:30 p. m., with time out for meals. The Postville Pirates dropped- their second Scenic League tilt Sunday to Harpers Ferry by the score of 8 to 7 and fell to sixth place standing in the league. Harpers pushed across three run* In their last half of the ninth to wipe out a Pirate two run lead and give them an edge for victory. Three Scenic League teams remain on top of the pile at this early date with only one loss to mar their record. They are Lansing, Twin Cities and Waukon. Harpers Ferry in defeating Postville Sunday, won their first victory in the league competition. The Pirates scored seven runs on nine hits pushing markers across in the second, eighth and ninth innings. Play Farmersburg- Sunday Here The Pirates play the Farmersburg Boosters at Smith Athletic field here next Sunday with the game to be called at 2:15 p. m. Farmersburg has won two and lost four in league competition. They won last Sunday from Luana, 7 to 6. Outstanding play of the game was made by Marston of Postville in the third inning on a long throw from deep left field cutting off a runner at the plate and retiring the side. Box Score AB L. Gericke, 2b 4 G. Schultz, ss .'. 5 D. Mork, 3b 4 C. Schultz, cf 3 R. Brainard, rf 3 D. Marston, If 4 L. Meyer, lb 4 B. Palmer, c 3 L. Walby ,p 3 Tehel, p 0 R 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 H 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 Total 33 Harpers Ferry 8 AB' Boardman, cf 5 Quillin, 3b 3 Cota, If 4 Williams, lb 4 R. Krapft, ss 4 Valley, c 4 Schultz, If 4 P. Krapft, 2b 4 Robinson, p 2 Osthoff, p 1 9 R 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 H E 0 0 Total 36 8 8 1 Score By Innings Postville 020 000 02S Harpers Ferry 004 000 013 League Standings W L Lansing 5 1 Twin Cities .4 1 Waukon 4 1 Monona 4 2 Castalia 4 2 Postville 3 2 Farmersburg 2 4 Prairie du Chien 2 4 Harpers Ferry ...1 4 Luana 1 5 Waterville 1 5 Pet. .830 .800 .800 .666 .666 .600. .333 .333 .200 .166 .166 New Men Join Postville Packing Plant Staff M. M. Scribner of Chippawa Falls, Wisconsin and Joe Blitz of Holdingsford, Minnesota were in Postville last Wednesday in connection with the organization of the Postville Quality Foods. Fred W. Groth, president of the company, announced that Mr. Scribner will become the general manager of the plant and Mr. Blitz will be the buyer. Both men have had long experience in the operation of meat packing plants and know the packing industry. Speaks at Kiwanis Mr. Scribner spoke at Kiwanis meeting Wednesday evening and outlined the program anticipated in the formation and operation of the new plant when it beings operations. The board of directors of the company and Mr. Scribner and Mr, Blitz were guests of the club for the evening. Kiwanis Club To Meet On Monday The Postville Kiwanis Club will hold their meeting on Monday evening next week beginning at the regular hour of 6:30 o'clock at Memorial Hall. A full program has not yet been arranged at this time. Fifteen members and two guests joined with the Monona club last Monday evening and held their dinner and meeting together. Phil Jacobson of Mason City, executive secretary of the Iowa Retail Hardware Dealer's association, was the speaker provided by the Postville club for the evening. He presented a worthwhile talk on trade practices within a community. County Superintendent of Schools Martin Goede of Waukon addressed the Kiwanis meeting last Wednesday evening at Memorial Hall outlining the new organizational setup for the Iowa school system. He explained the new laws relating to' reorganization of school districts and told of the progress the county board of education is making in Allamakee county. Reorganization processes have begun, he pointed} out, but it will be some time before actual changes can be made.

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