Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 30, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 30, 1948
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)wa Delegates hck Dewey [t Convention •he Iowa delegation to the re- tmn national convention in lladelphia actually was on the Idwngo" for Thomas Dewey, the GOP nominee, before the t rey landslide started, llhough the delegation gave flcr Minnesota governor Harold Ufcn a complimentary vote of 13 • the first ballot and Dewey only L> by the second—just one bal- fahead of the bandwagon move- It—Dewey had 13 votes in the ia delegation which had post- led any polling until the ballot- was actually under way. KU -a. by its action, proved to be first slate Which gave the New r lt governor any substantial gain the ballot which actually wed the trend. Thus, the dele- l on did better than the 1940 up when the latter missed the id wagon and did not get in the ndell Willkie parade until it had Ised. The present group was defined not to miss the boat and fcidn't. lie Iowa vote bore out earlier f 'fictions that Harold Stassen ild get the majority of the vote the first ballot and then would > strength as the balloting pro­ sed. That was a part of the jtegy of the Dewey forces with- thc delegation to show a strong ssen vote on the first ballot and n switch to Dewey. Apparently, ny Dewey followers did not vote the New York governor on the it ballot. Observers concede that ra's record of voting on the baling was better than in any of | hotly contested Republican natal conventions and placed the ia GOP in a better position than Ihas enjoyed for years as far, • national Republican politics are I Icerned. National Committeemen i .Tie showing of the Iowa deletion at Philadelphia lent cred- te to reports that national GOP nmitteeman Harrison Spangler, .o voted for Senator Robert Taft Ohio on the first two ballots may serving his last term as com- Stceman from Iowa. Spangler 0 lost strength in the delegation en the Iowa member of* the cre- itials committee—William Mor- jn o( Iowa City—voted with the ijority on the credentials com- ttee for the seating of the pro- wey Georgia delegation. Morria freshman member of the legation, may have cast the de- J vote, because the final out- \ne was 26 to 24 and his vote have thrown it into a tie. wever, he witnessed a great deal • pressure and voted in favor of 1 Dewey Georgia group, bhat effect the Iowa stand may lc on Spangler's position on the |ional committee is problemati- However, there was plenty of ( around Iowa headquarters the convention that Spangler uld be replaced, rominently mentioned for his ition was Ross (Chief) White of lumwa. leader of the Dewey ps within the delegation and .' w' the Iowa members on the olutions committee which set up 1 GOP platform for 1948. The fa delegation itself did not have Jote on the Georgia problem be- fse it never came to a vote in convention when a minority t itmttec report was not prc- ted. saved some embarrassment for I delegation members, because c'id not have to go on record •the hot issue. Iowans In Parade P« Benjamin Franklin hotel, headquarters for the GOP vention, was a bee-hive of ac- ( .v most of the time the Iowans * in Philadelphia It was headers for Taft as well as Senator «i'r Vandenburg and many of * York delegation, p Iow a banner at convention *as seen in only one demon*°n, for Stassen, when the nine •Sates from Iowa who had been 'Kd to support the former "ttsota governor's nomination, W into the demonstration for former Gopher chief executive. * one of the wildest demon- «ons of the convention^ The ; Stassen delegates only were a Participants although many !r wans, in. Philadelphia for convention as spectators or al,5 s ' marched in the parade. Z ""s did not indicate the real I . strength of the delegation, start" 8 Pro " Dowey almost fr ° m I ? bny Newcomers f ' of the delegates from Iowa 1 newcomers. The delegation "front row seat, just behind Missouri and in front of the' lt ota d oiegates, right down in jj 6 Iowa delegates appeared to . '° And out for themselves n Boin e on and they made opportunity to confer with B candidates, as well as some hnu cand Wales. They took •age of every effort to see the ™ ndld ates first-hand and •"toted with Governor Earl 'wotlnued on page » A POSTVILLE HERALD .A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 1948. Number 35. Pirates Blast Waterville In . Game Sunday Return With 11 to 3 Win In Game That Is Called By Rain The Pirates rolled out the heavy artillery again last Sunday and pounded out a 11 to 3 win over Waterville in a game called at the end of the eighth inning because of rain. The game was played on the Waterville diamond. The win pushed the Pirates a notch higher in Scenic League standings and only one full game behind the league leaders. Walby was on the mound for the winners with Palmer behind the plate. Kelly started for the losers, relieved by Anderson, and Lau was on the receiving end. Walby scattered eleven Waterville hits to keep the scoring down to three runs and was backed up by almost perfect fielding, the Pirates committing only one error. Waterville scored in the second, third and sixth innings. Postville drove across 11 runs on 13 hits and took advantage of four Waterville errors. C. Schultz drove in six of the runs with a four bag­ ger in the second inning counting for four and a double in the third driving in two. D. Mork hit three singles in five times at bat and scored four Pirate runs. The Pirates remain well up in the league standings and only a slight margin separates them from the league lead. In the last two games they have scored 28 runs as they unloosened a heavy hitting attack. Play Luana Sunday The Pirates will journey to Luana next Sunday, July 4, to try for their sixth victory. Luana has had tough luck in the league so far and is at present in the cellar spot having won only one game in eight starts. The game Sunday promises to be a good one as there is considerable good natured rivaltry between the teams. Box Score Postville 11 AB R H E Gericke, 2b 4 110 G. Schultz, ss 5 1 0 0 D. Mork. 3b 5 4 3 0 C. Schultz, cf 4 2 2 0 Brainard, rf 5 0 10 Marston, If 5 110 Meyer, lb 4 0 2 0 Palmer, c 4 0 0 1 Walby, p 4 2 3 0 Wet Weather Slows Town Paving Work Paving work in Postville has been slowed down again by rain but workmen completed the alley strip extending from the Post Office west to the rear of the Commercial Hotel during the first two days of last week. This stretch will be completed as soon as grading and approaches have been taken care of. The next stretch of paving to be put in is the alley extending west from Schroeder's Grocery to Water's Dairy. Forms are already in place for this work. Totals Waterville 3 AB Larkin, 3b 4 Leiran, lb 4 Welgos, If 4 G. Cowell, rf 4 Lau. c 4 Anderson,. ss, p 3 Jacobson, 2b 2 Kolsrud. 2b 2 Norman, cf 2 Smith, cf 2 Cowell, If 2 Kelly, p 0 40 11 13 1 H E 0 2 3 11 .856 .833 .714 .714 .625 .571 .428 .375 .285 .125 .125 Totals 33 Score By Iimingrs Postville 243 002 00—11 Waterville 011 001 00— 3 Scenic League Standings W L Pet. Waukon 6 Lansing 5 Postville 5 Monona 5 Castalia 5 Twin Cities 4 Harpers Ferry 3 Prairie du Chien 3 Farmersburg 2 Luana 1 Waterville 1 Kiwanis Club Holds Business Meet Monday . The Postville Kiwanis Club held its regular business meeting at Memorial Hall last Monday evening with a business session following the dinner. The program usually scheduled following the dinner was not held and the time was'spent in discussing different matters of interest to the club. It was decided to go on a summer schedule of meeting beginning in July with meetings to be held every other Monday instead of the weekly gathering. The summer meeting will be held as pot luck picnic dinners at Lulls park beginning at the regular time of 6:30 p. m, The next meeting of the club will be held Monday, July 12, at Lulls park. F. F. A. Chapter Planning Field Day The Postville chapter of the Future Farmers of America will hold a Field Day about the middle of July at,which time they will ask the farmers of this vicinity to be their guests for the day and observe the progress made by the unit in experimenting with oat varieties and legumes. The F. F. A. chapter is under the direction of John Madsen, vocational agriculture instructor. The Field Day will be held at the F. F. A. test plot located on the Kenneth Schultz farm one mile north of Postville. The land is being used thru the courtesy of Mr. Schultz who has offered considerable assistance in backing the program. Other help for the program came from the Hall Roberts' Son Elevator of Postville, County Extension Director Fred O'Rielly, and extension personnel from Iowa State College. The project now being worked on is designed to test under actual growing conditions the best oat and legume crop for this vicinity. Part of the program will take several years to develop completely but actual results can be seen on some of the projects at the field day this year. The oat project consists of 11 varieties of oats, each hand planted in 15 foot rows one foot apart. The variety groups are repeated in additional plots six times. The varieties include Mindo, Bonda, Zephyr, Shelby, Benton, Clinton, Cherokee, Tama. Iowa 105, Marion and Ajax. A study is being made from these plantings to determine which produces heaviest yield, the stem length, blight and rust resistance, stalk strength and other factors. This will give farmers an., actual picture of all these varieties in contrast. Another portion of the test plot has been divided into equal squares in which various legumes, planted individually or mixed, will provide a weight result of each kind or each combination. These areas contain brome and alfalfa, brome and clover, timothy and clover, timothy, sweet clover, Emerson red clover and others. This legume testing plot is in its first year of testing and several additional years will be required before a true result can be found. The plots are cut by hand, shocked, cured and then weighed. In addition to this particular project, the F. F. A. chapter is working on other assignments with the purpose of providing information to the farmer which will aid him in determining the best crops to be planted for this vicinity. / New Teacher GLADYS TONN Miss Gladys Tonn of Independence has been hired by the Postville Board of Education to teach fifth grade. Four positions still remain open on the faculty staff, mathematics instructor, vocational home economics, fourth^ grade and kindergarten. OUR NATION'S LIFELINE TO PUBLISH ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON The Postville Herald will be a few hours late in publishing next week with the paper to go into the mails late Wednesday afternoon, instead of the usual noon delivery. Delay in publication is necessary because stores will will be closed Monday, July 5, curtailing regular news coverage. News and advertising will be accepted at the Herald, office all day Tuesday. Receives Word Of Deceased Veteran A letter received this week by Mrs.' Aldora Loftsgard Anderson from the War Department in regard to her husband, Pfc. Myrpn B. Anderson, sets out the official burial place of Pfc. Anderson in an U. S. Army cemetery in Belgium. The case of Pfc. Anderson has been somewhat of a mystery as the manner in which he met his death in the last war has never been clarified by the army officials. He was reported missing in action at the time of the "Battle of the Bulge" in Belgium in December 1944. All efforts since that time to determine what exactly had been his fate were without result. Little Information Given A letter from the War Department in January, 1947 failed to give any particulars not already known by Mrs. Anderson and his parents, Mr. arid Mrs. Chris Anderson of the Gunder community. The letter received this week sets out the burial place of the deceased but gives no further information as to the cause of death. Mrs. Anderson is requesting the return of the body to-this country at which time appropriate memorial services will be held. No services have been held to date as the status of the deceased was not definiately determined until now. Burial Notice Sent Following is a portion of the letter received by Mrs. Anderson. Dear Mrs. Anderson: We are desirious that you be furnished information regarding the burial of the remains of your husband, the late Private' First Class Myron B. Anderson. The official report of: burial discloses that his remains were originally buried in the cemetery 1 , at Lunebach, Germany, but were later disinterred by American Graves Registration Personnel at d moved to a more suitable locatio I. I am therefore gratified to infor; n you that the remains of your husband are now resting in Plot ZL RoW 7, Grave 151, in the United^ States Military Cemetery, Neuville- en-Condroz, Belgium. You may be assured that the identification and interment have been accomplished with fitting, dignity and solemity. The United States Military Cemetery, Neiiville-en-Condroz, Belgium, is located nine miles southwest of Liege, Belgium, and is under the constant care and supervision of our government. The Department of the Army has been authorized to comply, with the feasible wishes of the next to kin regarding final interment, here or abroad. May I extend my sincere sympathy in your great loss. Sincerely yours, RICHARD B. COOMBS, Major, QMC Memorial Division. Junior Pirates Play Game Here July 5th The Postville Junior baseball team will provide a holiday baseball' game for the sports fans of the community and give everyone a chance to see a fast game. The Juniors will play Lansing Junior Legion team Monday afternoon at Smith Athletic Field with the game scheduled to start at 2:15 p. m. The Lansing team is one of the strongest clubs in this vicinity and will provide some fast competition for the undefeated Junior Pirates. The game will be the only activity provided in Postville on the Independence Day program. Play St.-Lucas Sunday The Junior Pirates will play St. Lucas Junior Legion team on the diamond there next Sunday, trying for their fourth straight win. These two teams met last Sunday but were only able to complete three innings of play before rain put a halt to play. St. Lucas was ahead at the time the game was called but the score did not count as insufficient innings were played to be called a game. stav Dietsch this week completes his active business career in Postville with the sale of his. insurance business to Boyd Turner with an effective date of July 1. Mr. Dietsch has been in the insur- . ance ~business^fqr_.nearly 30 years^j lra e . Tp-Prior to his insurance business Roy Knight Will Manage Farmers Store ^Roy Knight of Elgin will become manager of the Postville Farmers Cooperative Society as soon as he can find adequate living quarters here in Postville for he and his wife and one small daughter. He will succeed Carl C. Sander who is resigning because health will not permit the heay^ wprltT^ v Mr. Knight is at present employed by a livestock association in Elgin. The work will not be new to him as he has been associated with similar businesses in the past. Held Position Before Mr. Sander will return to the carpentry trade which he practiced up until several months ago when he took over management of the store. He had earlier been manager of the Farmers Cooperative Society for more than 25 years. Sofia Girl Gymnasts Stop In Postville r- . i-Ar-special chartered bus carrying a 17-girl gymnasts' team from Sofia, Sweden stopped in Postville during the noon hour last Monday and for lunch at the V & J Cafe and The Palm. The team of girls are in the midwest for the Swedish centennial celebration being held this summer; "The girls were dressed in blue uniforms. The act in which the girls participate is made up of rhythmic exercises and bar work and duplicates many of the feats' of a diver from a high diving board with the exception that the girls act is all done from a^ stage or platform; Kx Enjoy Farm Scenes P »The bus driver told of the girls being especially interested in the farming processes seen in this section of the country. Three of the girls that started with the group are hospitalized with broken bones suffered in the act. Stores To Close On Monday, July 5th The banks, retail stores and professional offices will be closed all day Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day, according to announcement made by the Postville Commercial Club. The Postville Post Offjce .will also be closed Monday but mail arriving will be placed in the. boxes and mail to be sent out will be dispatched as usual. Gustav Dietsch / In Retirement ' he was active in the printing business having started the publication of the Iowa Volksblatt, a German language newspaper. He sold this enterprise to__Paul Ronneburger and Sam HoeslyT~| '""came Here In 1893 Gus came to America from Germany in 1893 with the express purpose of visiting the World's Fair. He became attracted to the country and came west to visit an uncle in Lansing and then came on to Postville to begin publication of the Volksblatt. He has made his home here in Postville with the exception of a few years that he returned to Germany and was detained there for some time during World War I. His activity has not only been toward the furtherance of his own business but he also acted in several official capacities of town service. He was elected mayor in 1934 and held that office until 1937; he acted as township clerk for ten years; and he served as secretary of the Postville Board of Education for a period of ten years. Pioneer Businessman He is one of the pioneer businessmen still remaining in Postville and has built up a large circle of business acquaintances and has has made a host of friends among the townspeople and farm settlers. He has maintained an active part in his business until the last few months when he was forced to relinquish most of his duties. The Turner Insurance Agency has been handling a part of his business for him during this period and assisting him in handling claims on policies and other work connected with the business. Fish Story??? There are many facts missing in this particular story. All that is known is that Albert Bertelsom has been on a vacation from his duties as night operator at the Milwaukee depot and the above picture made its appearance during his absence. The above "evidence" is published with the story to be provided by Mr. Bertelson. Note how the big fish weighs down Bart's left arm! Town Council Votes To Improve Water System Plan Expansion Of Present Plant And To Build New Reservoir The Town Council of Postville adopted a resolution providing for a notice of hearing on proposed plans for the improvement and extension of the waterworks plant of the town of Postville at their last meeting held last Thursday evening at Memorial Hall. Notice is given by the council that a meeting will be held at the council rooms in Memorial Hall on August 3, beginning at 7:30 p. m., for the purpose of considering and adopting proposed plans and proposed form of contract for the construction of extensions and im- rovements of the existing waterworks plant. The council will consider any propositions submitted in connection with the project at that time and anyone desiring to> make objections to the plan is invited to present his views on August 3. The improvement to the waterworks system contemplated by the council will require expansion of the present water plant to include iron removal and softening of water and construction of a large concrete reservoir. Present facilities have been taxed to their limit and the water supply on hand is not adequate to handle additional water connections without leaving the town supply dangerously low in case of fire. The notice calls for work to commence within thirty days following the execution of the contract with whatever construction company is chosen thru competitive bidding on the project. Work on the plant will be required to be finished in 180 days or less. Bids for the construction will be received until 7:30 o'clock of the evening of August 3, at the time the meeting is to be called. Payment for the construction, extension and improvements will be made out of the future earnings of the waterworks plant and the town proposes to issue negotiable interest bearing revenue bonds" payable from the net earnings of the plant to provide immediate revenue to commence work on the project. Set Sewer Rental The council in their meeting Thursday also adopted a resolution providing that all' persons living outside the corporate limits of Postville who wish to connect on to the town's sanitary sewer system, must pay the cost of extending the sewer to their property and will be required to pay the town the sum of $1 per month during the period the sewer is being used. Prior to the adoption of this resolution, no charge has been for connection on to the sewer system and no rentals have been collected. A legal publication giving full information on this resolution and the notice of public hearing may be found elsewhere in this issue of the Herald. "Miracle Of The Bells" Coming To Iris Theatre Here is a letter written to the secretary of the Allied Independent Theater Owners Association of Iowa and Nebraska. "I have just looked at RKO's "Miracle Of The Bells" and I wish to go on record as saying that is truly a great picture. I would like to have one every 52 weeks that will get as much praise from the folks who pay to go into my theater. Here is a film that is second only to "Going My Way," the Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald film, in heart appeal. Frank Sinatra playing the role of a young Catholic priest is really great." Yet another report from the files of a weekly theatre magazine published in Kansas City, Missouri. "One can seldom stand at the door of his theater and hear' the splendid comments on any picture that are as favorable as they were when people came out of my theater after seeing "The Miracle Of The Bells." My fans thought that Frank Sinatra in the role of a young Catholic priest was wonderful." "The Miracle Of The Bells" comes to the Iris Theater, Sunday and Monday, July 4 and 5. There will he two shows each night at the usual time.—Iris Theater Management.

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