Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 23, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 23, 1948
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< * ee Possible OP Changes Committees here may be several changes on Republican state central com- tec when the district delegates t during the state convention t month. •illis York, former state chair, unci present sixth district com- teeman, already has indicated w ill not bo candidate for re- tion to the committee. York perl down as state chairman winter and Whitney Gillilland, . e ar-o!d former district judge .lenwood, was succeed There probably will be a con- in the sixth for York's place on state committee. eporls have it -that all of the mittcemen excepting Gillilland Keith Hammil of Newton may e opposition in th,e caucuses, island is expected to be re- ted slate chairman, ere is a feeling among some ublicans in the state that "new d" is needed on the state corn- tee and it may result in some contests at the July 23rd con- tion of Iowa Republicans. Food Tax Ham Plymat, Des Moines at- ey who was unsuccessful In his for the GOP nomination for county representative, claims it for starting the ball rolling taking off the sales tax on food, at says he announced the idea April and that he obtained signatures on a petition in Des nes urging that the sales tax be ovod on food. v In addition, he ried all candidates seeking seats he legislature and received re- from 18 saying they were in r of the plan. The group in- ed W. H. Nicholas of Mason . Harvey Long of Clinton and Id Nelson of Sioux City, all essful candidates in their state senlative contests and all bers of the house last session, re seems little doubt that a bill scind the sales tax on food will ntroduced in the coming session he legislature. Liquor Sales eports from the state liquor mission indicate that out-of- e residents are buying more and e liquor in state-owned stores Iowa. Liquor commission rec- for the first ten months of present fiscal year show that dollar volume increase for the e state was 17 per cent, while ome "river" cities it was at high per cent over the same period year. The increase in three Moines stores was only 13 per nee the removal of rationing rictions, out-of-state residents e been permitted to buy liquor ks. Iowa is surrounded by which do not have state or monopolies, and in many s the prices are cheaper in a. One commission official says residents from other states are ing into Iowa, where they can liquor in two-case lots, because ' can save money. At North- near the Minnesota border dollar volume in 1946 was $49,during !0 months of 1947, after oning restrictions were lifted, '•imped to $108,000, and during first 10 months of this fiscal the dollar volume had reached .000. Set Convention Dates w Democrats, pleased by the out of more than 64,000 in the now are getting ready for r July conventions. Thirty-two a delegates with 20 votes will to Philadelphia July 12 to help the party's candidates for idem and vice president. Al- Sh uninstructed, the delegation xpected to support President an. is the case in the national con- I'ons, the Democrats will hold ' state convention after the Re- Man meeting. The Democratic •primary convention, which nave 1,996 delegates, is set for , 30- The Democratic state c 'al convention is set for Augat which time three candi- s for the state supreme court be named. Suggested as pos- wndidates are Milton Glenn ubuque, Frank Messer of Iowa and John Graham of Audubon. More Electricity recent report from the state "ce commission shows that wan 79 per cent of the farms e state have electric service Power lines. The report ™ 166,375 rural customers, POSTVILLE HERALD Fifty-Sixth Year. Pirates Unleash Power To Down Boosters There Win 17 to 6 In Game Played In The Rain On Sunday Afternoon A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1948. ed b y 58,541 miles of electric , 0f that number of custom- i were served by REA co- 'ives and 63,701 by private tiees. ri "g the past year there has a Sain of 16 ,688 in the num- ot rural customers being served the past 11 years the number increased nearly six-fold from 2 -Wl8 who were getting rural C| c service in 1936. *w Appointment Expected 6 state health department is c '«i to announce very soon a es «>r to Dr. Carl Jordan as °f the department of prc- (Cootlnued on page 2) The Postville Pirates held to their position in the Scenic League standings Sunday by winning 17 to 6 over Farmersburg in a game played in the rain at Farmersburg, Sunday. Rain hampered play several times and was a constant threat to finishing the game thru- out the entire course of play. Sundays win placed the Pirates in a tie for fourth place in league standings with four games won and two lost. Lansing and Waukon are on top of the pile, each having five wins against one defeat. The Pirates pushed across 17 runs on 12 hits. Errors were frequent on the wet field aiding in the high scoring. Dwight Marston hit for the circuit in the seventh inning driving one man in ahead of him. Meyer hit for three bases in the third to round out the heavy hitting for the day. Postville had their big inning in the fourth when 12 men faced the Farmersburg pitcher and eight of them crossed the plate for a marker. They scored twice in the first inning, five runs in the third, eight in the fourth and two in the sixth. Outstanding play of the game was a catch of a fly ball made by Marston in left field. He slipped and fell on the wet slippery grass as he came in after the ball, fell to his stomach, but managed to reach up and snag the ball out of the air just over his head. Play Waterville Sunday The Pirates will journey to Waterville next Sunday seeking their fifth win. Waterville is at present holding the downstairs spot on the league standings with one win against six losses. Box Score Postville 17 AB R H E. Mork. rf 1 0 0 Gericke, 2b 3 2 1 G. Schultz, ss 6 2 3 D. Mork, 3b 4 3 1 C. Schultz, cf 2 2 1 Brainard, rf 5 3 0 Marston, If 4 3 2 Meyer, lb 5 0 1 Palmer, c 4 12 Walby, p 5 1 1 Totals 39 17 12 Farmersburg 6 AB Reardon, lb 5 Engelhardt. ss 5 Radloff, 2b 5 Mueller. If 4 Mathews, cf 5 Kurdolmeier, 3b 4 Muller. rf 4 Breitsprecher, c 1 Fenton. c 2 Hammond If Krambeer, p 1 Totals 38 6 Score By Innings Farmersburg 000 060 000 Postville ..205 800 200 Allamakee County Is Behind On Security Loan Drive Quota Roger F. Warin, state director of the savings bonds division, announced today that South Lee county, with 87.41 per cent of its quota made, leads the state in the sale of Savings Bonds at the end of the ninth week of the Security Loan drive. "Iowa has made 47.14 per cent of its $100,000,000 quota for the drive," Warin stated when announcing the sales. Savings Bond sales are far below what they should be at this time, as we should have reached 60 per cent of our quota by the end of the ninth week of the drive. This, however, Warin continued, does not mean that many counties below the state average will not make their quotas as some counties are just now starting their campaigns The state, however, will fail to make its quota unless every county carries on an extensive campaign the remaining weeks of the drive. "With prices on most commodi ties going higher every day, every person should do his part in com batting the spiral of higher prices by buying more Savings Bonds,' Warin said. "This is one day that every citizen can help to stabilize the national economy. I, therefore, urge everyone that can to purchase Savings Bonds during this drive.' The sales in Allamakee County are now 46.13% of its quota which is below the state average. It is hoped by the County organization that purchases will be sufficient to bring Allamakee Coun ty sales up to the quota assigned by the State. BONDS, PREFERRED • 1948 Busses To Park On Side Street ^_A_new bus stop has gone into use this week, the street paving park ing area adjacent to the parking immediately south of the Citizens State Bank. The busses will pull along side the curb at this poifltl to discharge and take on passengers^ The trees on the parking^were trimmed to allow the busses free dom of movement in the area. The entire parking area curb from the corner to the alley will be painted yellow prohibiting parking ,of any other vehicles other than busses The new area will provide a safer point for passengers to come and go and will relieve the congestion on the main street which was present when the busses park ed there. Firemen Hold Drill Here Monday Evening The Postville Volunteer Fire De partmenl held a fire drill Monday evening and tested hose and equip mcnt for any needed repairs. The drill is a regular monthly procedure which gives the department an opportunity to keep a check on any repair work needed. The annual firemen's picnic will be held the first Sunday in August it was decided again this year. Plans are now being made for this picnic and a program is being ar ranged. Farmersburg Luana Waterville w L Pet. 5 1 .830 5 1 .830 5 2 .715 4 2 .666 4 2 .666 3 4 .430 2 5 .286 2 5 .286 1 6 .143 1 6 ' .143 Louis-Walcott Fight Broadcast By KXEL The second Louis-Walcott heavyweight championship bout will be broadcast exclusively over KXEL and the American Broadcasting Company, directly from Yankee Stadium tonight! fight beginning at 8:00 P. M. The fight is part of the year-round "Cavalcade of Sports" broadcasts. Don Dunphy and Bill Corum, favorite fight announcing team, will be at the microphone. The unexpected showing that Jersey Joe Walcott made against Louis in the first fight on December 5th has aroused the enthusiasm of all sports fans. Walcott, considered an easy contender before hand, had Louis down twice. In the first round, to the surprise of everyone, Louis hit the mat for a count of two. Then, in the fourth, while the crowd roared in amazement, Louis went down for a count of seven. Dairy Now Using New Bottle Closures /_ Aluminum milk bottle closures are now gleaming in Postville refrigerators since Waters' Dairy introduced its new' "Econ-O-SeaV caps this week. Mr. Waters plans to use these new caps on milk, cream and chocolate drink. Each product will be identified by a different colored cap but for the time being stock caps are in _usgD "Econ-OrSeal u -fs~~frTeTiewest and most sanitary milk bottle cover yet devised. The new closure is made of pure aluminum, crimped down over the bottle pouring lip to shield the entire top of the bottle against outside contamination of any nature. The Waters' Dairy is first in northeastern Iowa to adopt the new cover. It was selected because it meets the strictest requirements of health authorities. "Ecno-O- Seal" closures are untouched by human hands thruout the manufacturing, shipping and dairy capping process. The new square bottle adopted this week is another improvement added by the Waters' Dairy. The bottle gives more room in the refrigerator. The new plant for the dairy fs now being used but is not completely finished as yet. Mr. Waters plans to have an opening as soon as the work is all finished. Paving Work Is Continuing Here L -Ihe-street paving work in Postville is advancing rapidly now and grading for the new concrete is continuing rapidly. The project for this summer calls for paving on 14 streets and four alleys which will give roast qf the town concrete roadwaysT_) Pavrng "began a t the Mrs. S. C. Baily corner and the road "stretch north crossing the railroad tracks, approximately two blocks in length. Concrete has been poured on this stretch with only driveways and gutters to be added. Paving will soon start on a one block stretch from the A. C. Harrington corner north to the new Hansen and Matson plant. Grading work has been completed on the alley from the Post Office west to the Commercial Hotel and from Schroeder's Grocery to Water's Dairy. Grading work is starting this week on the two block alley stretch from the Farmer's Store to Nyberg's Farm and Home Supply. This will complete most of the alley paving which will be done this year but there will be approximately ten blocks of street work to be completed before the job is finished. Weather Slows Work Wet weather the past five days has delayed the work somewhat but workmen are continuing this morning in preparation for pouring concrete on the alley from the Post Office west. Kiwanis Will Meet Nex^ Monday Evening The Postville Kiwanis Club will hold their regular meeting at Memorial Hall next Monday evening beginning at 6:30 p. m. No definite program has been arranged for this meeting and the time will be used to discuss matters of club business. The Monday meeting will be the last meeting of the group before going onto the summer schedule. State Senator Arthur H. Jacobson spoke at the meeting last Monday evening on the subject of legislative procedures and pressure groups. He gave a brief sketch of legislative procedures, traced the course of a bill thru regular legislative processes, and told briefly of the physical makeup of the two legislative bodies. Senator Jacobson also spoke of lobbying procedures prevelant during legislative sessions and the methods used by some of the better organized qf such groups. Action Film Coming To The Iris Theatre For Three Day Run Past box office receipts show that "Union Pacific," "Wells Fargo,' "Dodge City" and many other truly big out-of-door action dramas of similar types are the films that are most popular in Postville. "Ty coon" which comes to the Iris : Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 24-25-26 is 1948's biggest out- of-door action drama. It stars John Wayne and Laraine Day and is filmed in' Technicolor. And last but not least, theaters in cities like Waverly, Oelwein, Independence, Decorah and Manchester report tremendous crowds. The picture has smashing action and suspence, a great cast and a scenic beauty. Owing to its length all shows, will start at 7:00 p. m and 9:30 p. m. People were turned away on Saturday night during the showing of "The Red Stallion" and it can happen again on "Tycoon." Mickey Rooney Film "Killer McCoy," the Mickey Rooney film which comes Sunday and Monday, June 27 and 28, is not a gangster film. It is a prize fight film packed with action, pathos, romance and comedy. It contains an eight round bout that will make no doubt, the coming Louis-Wolcott bout look tame. Anne Blythe and Brian Donlevy support Mickey in his role. Lovers of dogs will want to see "Rocky," a boy and his dog film that is clean and wholesome. Roddy MacDowell is splendid. You will laugh a little and cry a little when you see "Rocky." Also their will be a Johnny Mack Brown western entitled, "Code Of The Saddle." These two films complete the double bill Tuesday and Wed nesday, June 29 and 30. V. F. W. Talent Show Well Received Here .Approximately 1150 people saw the local talent show, "Fun For You," which was sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars last Thursday and Friday evening at the high school auditorium?) The post has extended thsntar'tH'every- one for the response shown. The oldest lady present the first night of the show was Mrs. David Meyer. The oldest lady Friday night was Mrs. Anna Schroeder. First prize in the baby contest Was won by Cheryl Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Olson. Second prize was won by LaVon Schutte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arno Schutte. Third place was won by Kay Hein, daughter of Mrs. Lucille Hein. The highest boy was Jeffrey Carr. The "good neighbor" was Mrs. Harvey Douglass who received a cake the last night of the show. Junior Pirates Down Fayette In Rainy Game The Postville Junior Pirates won their third straight game of the summer season Sunday by downing Fayette Junior Legion team by a socre of 4 to 2, The game was called at the end of five innings because of rain. Postville pushed across their four runs on three hits and three Fayette errors. Hoth hit for three bases in the second inning driving in two runs ahead of him. Fayette got their two runs on one hit and three Pirate errors. Mork, pitching for the Pirates managed to strike out 11 of the Fayette batters in turning in a fine performance on the mound. Play /St. Lucas Sunday The Pirates will play host to the St. Lucas juniors next Sunday in a game to be played at Smith Athletic .Field beginning at 2:30 p. m. A large crowd is expected to be on hand to see the boys try for their fourth win. Band Concert Is Scheduled Tonight The following band concert will be presented by the Postville band under the direction of Luman Colton at the town park this evening: Pomona, Overture—Molmes. Country Gardens—Grainger. My Hero—Straus. Rustucon, Overture—Frangkiser. American Boy, March—Wells. Arkansas School Bands, March— King. Pride of Arizona, March—King. George Gerschwin Selection, a medley of seven best-loved Gersch­ win songs, arranged for band by David Bennett. This week's concert will be the last conducted by Mr. Colton before he leaves for the six-week summer session at Northwestern University, where he is taking work toward his master's degree. During his absence the band will continue to present weekly concerts, under the direction of Harold Gamble, former Postviile director, who is now reaching instrumental music at Waukon. $374 Collected In Cancer Drive Here A total of $374.25 was collected in Postville during the recent cancer fund campaign conducted here in conjunction with a similar program being conducted thruout the entire country. This sum represents a fulfillment of the quota set for Postville. The drive was conducted here by a house to house canvass with Mrs. Harvey Schultz acting as chairman. Mrs. Schultz had the assistance of a number of ladies who volunteered their time during the drive and worked to make it a success. Only Two Babies Are Reported At Hospital Only two births were recorded at the Postville hospital during the past week, a boy and a girl. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter White of Monona, June 21, weight six pounds and seven ounces. A son was born to Rev. and Mrs. Alvin Ebert of Monona, June 18, weight seven pounds and one ounce. Medical Patients Two medical patients are receiving treatment in the hospital. Fred Gordon entered the hospital Thursday and Laurence Bray has been a patient since Sunday. To Make Paper Pickup In Postville Saturday Another month-end collection of old newspapers, magazines and waste paper will be made in Postville next Saturday shortly after the dinner hour. Proceeds as in previous drives will be presented to the hospital fund. Townspeople should place their bundles of paper along the curbing in front of their home before 1:00 o'clock. Rural people may bring their bundles to town and place them along the east side of main streets, between the Farmers Store corner and Casten Bros, filling station. Anti-Fly Committee Completes Work Here The Kiwanis Club committee in charge of the Anti-Fly campaign staged here last week was composed of L. R. Jackson as chairman and J. F. Sawvelle and Fred J. Miller. This committee was responsible for collecting the money for the program and for making arrangements for the work to be done. All three men worked together in setting up the program and in making it a success. Final Rites For J N Lee Folsom Today /iT^neral services for Lee B. Folsom, 63, who passed away at his farm home two miles east of Postville last Sunday joiiming, are being held this afternoon/} Services ^inhCTfome are being held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon and services at the Community Presbyterian Church are being held at 2:00 o'clock with Rev. Eldon L. Seamons officiating. Burial is being made in the Postville cemetery. Born In 1884. Lee B. Folsom was born September 20, 1884, at Frankville, and died at his Grand Meadow farm home June 20, 1948, aged sixty-three years and nine months. He was the son of Thomas and Eliza Folsom, one of ten children. He is survived by seven brothers and one sister: Alonzo Folsom, Osage; Wm. Folsom, Dubuque; Richard Folsom, Cedar Rapids; Melbert Folsom, St. Cloud, Minnesota; Austin Folsom, Waukon; Angie (Mrs. Earl Hammel), Gilbert Folsom, and Milo Folsom, all of Postville. One sister preceded him in death. On March 25, 1908, Lee was married to Bertha Hammel ot Postville, who survives him. Lee and Bertha have farmed in this locality continuously for the past forty years. In 1914 they bought a farm in Grand Meadow township, and built (Continued on page 8) Number 34. Drivers Begin Renewal On Permits Here Examining Team Will Be In Postville At Set Times For Licensing Alfred W. Kahl, Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety, has announced that examining teams have been organized under the Iowa Highway Patrol and have begun renewal under the procedure set out in the "Birthday Renewal Bill." The first team called in Postville last Monday without advance notice and only ten applicants were on hand to> take the renewal tests. The examining team will return to Postville at designated times in the future to continue the examinations. They will be available from 9 :00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m. at Memorial Hall under the renewal program. Dates they will visit here will be announced later. Procedure of Renewal The following procedure should be remembered by those who are wondering when to renew their drivers license: If the number of your 1946-48 drivers license is less than 500,000 put it back in your billfold and forget about it for at least another year. (The law provides that 194648 licenses numbered less than 500,000 are automatically extended until July 5, 1949. If the number of your 1946-48 license is over 500,000 and your birthday comes on July 6, 1948 or later, you must renew your license by appearing before one of the uniformed examiners in the state at some time during the 30-day period preceeding your birthday. When you appear before an examiner to have your license renewed be sure to have your 1946-48 license, in your possessions. If you do not have your 1946-48 license, apply for a duplicate immediately through your county sheriffs office. (Do not apply for a duplicate if your license has been legally suspended because you won't get one.) If you satisfactorily^ pass the vision test at the time of application for renewal you will be issued a new license "on the spot." You will be required to surrender your 1946 -48 license to the examiner and the fee of 50 cents w.ill be paid at that time. Since everyone must take a vision test, licenses cannot be renewed by mail. For those drivers who are reasonably certain that they cannot pass the vision test of 20/40 it is suggested that they contact their eye specialist before appearing for their license renewal. Card Notices Sent In an effort to aid in informing drivers when they should renew their drivers license, "renewal reminder" postcards will be sent from the department of public safety every month to those persons who should renew their license within the next 30 to 60 days. These "renewal reminders" are sent out based upon addresses and birthdates appearing on their 1946-48 drivers licenses. However, the department cannot guarantee that every driver will receive one of these postcards. Furthermore, if the birthplace appearing on your old drivers license is not correct ou should appear during the 30- day period preceeding your correct birth date irregardless of what appears on your old license or on the renewal reminder postcard. The postcards were mailed on June 17, 1948 for those whose birthday falls from July 5 to July 31 and are required to renew this year. The primary purpose for the compulsory vision test of all Iowa drivers is to improve the physical driving ability of everyone with defective vision. With the ever increasing traffic rate and the potential high speeds of motor vehicles good vision of all drivers is probably the most important single physical factor necessary to safety on our highways. It is impossible to estimate the per cent of accidents that could have been avoided if drivers involved had sufficient vision to see in time those temporary traffic hazards that pop up so quickly and from almost any direction. Departmental records have repeatedly revealed the fact that many "accident prone" drivel's were having driving difficulties solely because of defective vision which was unknown to them. In nearly all of these cases, the wearing of proper glasses changed those drivers into safe and careful operators.

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