Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on July 7, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 7, 1948
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)wa Demos ioving Into blitical Whirl flown Democrats hold the news fight now that the Republicans ' ,;itcd their ticket for the [ember election. £e 32 Democrats from Iowa who st 20 votes in the Phila- jiia convention are more sea- in national convention poli- j than were the Republicans, r seven of the 32 delegates nev- , a vc attended a national con- ion, six have never attended (ielei«ile. |,w of the POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 1948. Number 36. Democratic dele- lB i„ number of times attend- natioiiiil conclaves is Tom P. |ry, fig -.vear -old Sioux City at' who is attending his fifth mnl meeting, having been a ate each convention since 1932. o members of the delegation the greatest stake in the gen- election this fall. They are icr U. S. Senator. Guy Gillette hcrokee. who most observers will give Sen. George Wilson, incumbent, a close race in No, e r, nnd Carroll O. Switzer, ar-old Polk county attorney, lemocratic candidate for gov- Gillette heads the delegate Philadelphia. itmgest members of the dele- n are Jack White of Iowa City, ml Donald W. Harris, 36, of nrield. Both are young at- ys and White is a former ident of the Young Democratic rf Iowa. |ere are 13 attorneys on the lation, that profession predating. Only six of the dele- are war veterans, four of id War II and two of World I. men will have more of a in Democratic doings than did in the Republican conven- ; reason there are 32 delegates lonly 20 votes is that the eight lates-at-large have only one- fvote each while the delegates the first, fourth, fifth and i districts also will have only t ialf vote because the districts double delegations, st of the delegates, who pay } own expenses in addition to Cessment to take care of head- jlers expenses, travelled to Idelphia by car or plane, jadquarters for the Iowa group parge of State Chairman Jake t who went down ahead of the |ation, are in the Adelphia I in the heart of the business fct of the City of Brotherly and only four blocks from |nal headquarters in the Belf -Stratford. Wallace Convention home state of Henry Wal- Progressive party candidate, in mber, will send 41 delegates liladelphia July 23-25 to nomi- the former vice-president on lird party ticket, sding the Iowa delegation will red Stover of Hampton, Iowa «rs Union president, who is •ted to make one of the nomi- g speeches. assured of a place on the mber ballot following adopt>! a state ticket at the Water- tmvention. Wallace supporters to circulate petitions in an ef to get 50,000 signatures sup { I Wallace for president. Ed 's of Sioux Center, state man of the party, says that f have been made to set up ma[>' for a permanent political on a statewide and district Now It's Official ! canvass of primary election confirmed unofficial tabu- s that William S. Beardsley W incumbent Robert D. Blue votes in the Republican natorial race and that none of Midates for secretary of state |« Republican ticket polled the "ty 35 percent to win the pation. • Ruby Miller of Des Moines the secretary of state race \h percent of the vote. She 1 -. a11 b "t 21 of the 99 coun- wchard Mason of Ames, pres- 'Pfty who finished second in Wraary, carried eight coun- «rro Gordo, Boone, Dubuque, Monroe, Polk, Story and |"°-Charles Knickerbocker of carried four, Jesse Halden Pton, Mrs. Helen Mitchell of F" Bluffs and Melvln Syn- I 01 Orange City each carried Wm. Huffman Candidate For County Sheriff Republican Delegates Decide On Him On The Second Ballot £wiiiiai Ten Sermons Are Scheduled To Be Given At St. Paul's [No Building. This Tew > s 'or start on the new six- state office building this I ^Patently have been side* 'n view of the attorney J' s opinion that contracts ! be let until all of the $6,for the building has been JPTiated. The state has about Pat much in the fund, and F's were already to be sign- T" a " contractors agreed to ptii February 15 to give the PJ "re.a chance to set aside ad fit v S to com P le te the pro- I" had been hoped to start pions at least by late summer Infractors said there was F the legislature to take fur- iam Huffman, young exser- viceman of Waukon, was picked from a field of four candidates to represent the republican party for the office of County Sheriff in ihe4 general election in November. Huffman.was named at the Republican County Convention held at the court house in Waukon last Friday. [^Huffman was one of four candidates for the sheriffs office who ran in the June primary. None of the four candidates at that time was able to muster enough strength to get 35 percent of the vote for the office and the chojee of selecting the candidate went into the hands of the .delegates of the county convention. \ ....Temporary chairman of the convention was C. A. Palmer, Waukon, and the temporary secretary was E. C. Marston, Postville. First business of the meeting was to make these temporary appointments as permanent offices for the meeting. Delegates who will represent the county at the state convention in Des Moines to be held July 23 are as follows: Leon Chamberlain, R. F. Topliff, F. J. Miller, W. A. Kneeland, Mrs. Agnes Bowers, J. N. Barlow, Selina Sander, Mathilda Brousmeyer. Glen Hagen, Mrs. Arthur Jacobson, Mrs. Elmer Pieper, Verl Palmer, Arthur Swenson, Earl Miller, Mrs. Ed Haehlan, Theo Plodsen, Art Hagen, Ed Fiet, J. H. Hagen, Arthur Jacobson. Albert Treuchte, Leonard Stock, Mrs. Dale Robey, C. A. Palmer. Ed Sanderman, I. E. Beeman. Katherine Fuer- helm, Frank Christen, Al Hefty, William J. Klingbeil, C. M. Morgan, C. C. Hoth, Nels Grandahl; Mrs. William Shafer, Ole J. Moe, Sven H. Kolsrud, John Falb, James Barlow, R. O. Peterson, and Mrs. A. Rudnick. Judicial Delegates Delegates to the state judicial convention will be: Emmet Gaunitz, Mrs. Charles Gaunitz, A. M. Monsrud, Leo Aschom, Mrs. Art Wendel, C. H. Hagen, Edward Fbgerty, William Shafer, Herman Haehlen, Martin Nolting, Ehcrman Hart, John Thompson, Harold Schroeder, Elmer Pieper, Harvey Stock, Roland Herman, Mrs. Harold Englehorn, Roland Shogren M. C.Deering, Mrs. Lester Ellingson, Otto Fossum, George Hartley Henry Quanrude, Keith Bigelow, Leon Henderson, Lillian Meier- kord, Vernon Peters, Leo Hufschmidt, James Mooney, G. B Richter. Gay W. Eaton, C. V. Nelson, Michael Mallen, Art Purdy Lloyd Kolsrud. Mrs. H. A. McKinney, Earl Welch, J. J. Relihan. and A. L. Peterson. The state judicial convention will convene Friday. July 30. District Delegates Delegates to the district judicial convention to be held at Calmur on July ' 15 are as follows. Arthur Jacobson, Herman Haehlen, William Shafer, Martin Nolting. Sherman Hart, all of Waukon; Ed Fogarty of Lansing; Harold Schroeder and William J. Klingbeil. of Postville. Democrats Hold Meeting Chief order of business at the Democratic county convention held in the assembly room of the court house in Waukon last Friday was the naming of committees to three coming parly conventions, the district judicial, the state judicial and the regular state political convention. In addition to the naming of the 42 delegates, a judicial committeeman, a congressional committeeman and-a senatorial committeeman were appointed, and a resolution adopted for the conventions support of various candidates. "Great Sermons On Great Texts," is thetheme of a series of ten sermons at St. Paul's, beginning Sunday morning and continuing on successive Sunday mornings until September 12. As the theme indicates the sermons will be based on some of the greatest texts of the Bible. The dates and sermon subjects are as follows: July 11—"I Am|Not Ashamed;" July 18—"Alone;" July 25—"While He Is Near;" August 1— "Alpha And Omega;" August 8— "Choose You This day;" August 15 .—"The Unsearchable Riches Of SChrist;" August 22 — "All Things ,'Work Together For Good;" August 29—"A House Not Made With Hands;" September 5—"Your Sin Will Find You Out;" September 12 —"The Same Yesterday, Today, Forever." There will be special music at every service. The public is cordially invited to attend the services in this series. Allamakee-Dubuque Club To Meet In August City Budget Estimate Less Than Last Year The Town Council will hold their annual budget estimate meeting at the Town Hall July 23 beginning at 7:30 p. m. and taxpayers will be heard for or against the estimate of expenditures for the coming fiscal year which begins April I, 1949. The budget estimate for the coming year is $2,500 less than that of last year. A detailed statement of able at the council meeting. The Allamakee-Dubuque Club met last Wednesday to day plans for the 1948 picnic which will be held at Eagle Point Park in Dubuque on Sunday, August 15, according to Don T. Patrick Steele, general chairman of the committee in charge. The last picnic by the group was held in 1940 with 500 in attendance Plans are being made to take care of 1000 this year. A speaker from Allamakee county is being sought for the program. There will be a basket lunch at noon with a program to follow. A program committee is now preparing the program. \/ Local Packing Plant Starts Sale of Stock Tb.e_drive to raise "the necessary funds for beginning of operations of Postville Quality Foods was be gun last weekend with first efforts being concentrated on the town of Postville and Post township. The sale of stock is progressing rapidly and the directors plan on entering adjacant -townships on the drive this week. \ The corporation which was formed by Fred W. Groth and others associated with him is authorized a capitalization, of $300,000; $200,000 of common stock and $100,000 preferred stock. The preferred stock will not be issued until the plant is under production, $50,000 of the common stock has been subscribed and $150,000 common stoqk is being sold at the present time. Operations Described A phamphlet is now being cir- 1 culated by the packing plant out- 1 lining the contemplated operation of the plant, location, work figured' on and thru a series of questions and answers gives a general but complete discription of the organization. The physical layout of the plant has been approved by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of Commissioner of Insurance, Security Division, Des Moines, after an extensive investigation, has authorized the sale of stock to provide funds for starting the packing plant. The plant , will have a Federal inspector on hand at all times which will allow interstate shipments of the meat products. Local Enterprise The packing plant is going to be a local institution controlled by local interests. The stock for the plant is being sold locally bringing the entire operation within a limited area of this section of the state and is free of outside interests. This has popularized ' the project here and has made the sale of stock considerably easier. Officers of the organization are Fred W. Groth, president; Dorothy R. Groth, secretary and treasurer; W. H. Burling, vice president. Directors are Dr. M. F. Kiesau, Ed McNeil, Lloyd Schroeder and Willard Schutte. Two experienced men will become associated with the business and will move to Postville in the near future to make their homes. M. M. Scribner of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and Joe Blitz of Hold- ingsford, Minnesota have joined \the plant staff. Mr. Schribner, who has had 30 years experience in the management end of packing plants, will become the general manager, joe Blitz, who has long experience in buying livestock for packing plants, will be the plant buyer. Anyone desiring information may contact Mr. Groth or any one of the directors of the organization. Luana Downs The Pirates Sunday, 9-8 Luana bounced from the cellar spot in the Scenic League last Sunday as they took the Postville Pirates measure and came out on the long end of a 9 to 8 free 1 scoring contest. The loss dropped the Pirates to fourth place in the league standings with Monona, Waukon and Lansing at the top of the pile. The Pirates gathered 12 hits off the slants of Kurth but were unable to push across the runs when they were needed. D. Mork collected three singles for the losers and Brainard, Meyer and Palmer each drove out two. For Luana it was K. Looney who wielded the heavy stick with two doubles and E. Collins also collected two, a, triple and a single. Luana managed to get only eight hits off Tehel but capitalized on three errors and several walks to push across nine runs. Play Waukon Sunday The Pirates will be hosts to the Waukon Indians next Sunday July 11, at Smith Athletic Field. One game separates these two teams with the Indians having won six against two losses and the Pirates having won five against three losses.. The game will start at the usual hour of 2:15. ' This will complete the first half of the league schedule of play for the summer. Kiwanis Club To Hold Meeting Monday Evening The regular meeting of the Postville Kiwanis Club will be held at Lulls Park next Monday evening beginning at the regular time of 6:30. No special program has been arranged for the summer meetings. It was decided at the last meeting to go on a summer schedule with get-to-gethers to be held every other Monday instead of the usual weekly gathering. The meetings will be held as pot luck picnic dinners with wives of members invited to attend. One Vacancy Still Remains On School Faculty Staff Here Only one vacancy remains in the Postville school faculty for the 1948-49 school year. The position of home economics teacher has not been filled. Three new teachers have been engaged by the board of education for next year. Mrs. Selma Duffield, who has been teaching third grade in Fayette for the past two years, has been engaged to teach fourth grade next year. Mrs. Duffield is a graduate of the two year course at Upper Iowa University. Mary Freeman of McGregor has been engaged as kindergarten teacher. She graduated from the two year course at Upper Iowa University this spring. Last fall she was homecoming queen at Upper Iowa's homecoming festivities; The mathematics position will be held by Sylvia Barsness of Glen wood, Minnesota. Miss Barsness graduated from Luther College at Decorah last spring. The college ranked her as one of the best mathematics students upon campus. Plans Underway For Big-4 Fair September 3-6 Volunteer Workers Improving Fair Plant And Book Big Acts Four New Arrivals At Postville Hospital Luana drew first blood with a single run in the first inning, scoring three runs in the fourth, two in the fifth, and three in the seventh, The Pirates scored two runs in the third inning, three in the sixth, two in the seventh and one in the ninth. Tehel pitched for the Pirates with Palmer behind the plate. Kurth hurled for Luana and"-Gruhn was on »the receiving end. Box Score Postville 8 AB Gricke, 2b 5 G. Schultz, ss 4 D. Mork, 3b 5 C. Schultz, cf 5 Brainard, rf 4 Meyer, lb 4 Four births were recorded at the Postville hospital during the past week, all of the new arrivals being girls. Following is a list of the births: Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. John Beisker, Waukon, July I, weighing five pounds and 12 ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hinzman, Luana, July 3, weighing eight pounds and 12 ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. William Neuman of Postville, July 5, weighing seven pounds and seven ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones of Postville, July 6, weighing six pounds and eight ounces. Several Other Patients The hospital also handled two surgical patients and one medical case. Fred Wintrick of Postville submitted to surgery Tuesday morning. Mrs. Ewald Lyngaas of Postville was admitted Monday as a surgical patient. Mrs. Allen Habeger of Elgin was admitted Tuesday as a medical patient at the hospital. Paving work in the past week has been completed on the one block of alley roadway from Schroeder's grocery to Waters Dairy and the fractional block of city street paving from the A. C Harrington home to the Hansen & Matson plant. Workmen this week have began grading operations on the road from the Milwaukee depot to the Behrens Cement Plant. Three large trees had to be removed thru this stretch which is involving considerable work. The trees are being cut from the roots causing considerable excavation of dirt in the process. G. Mork, If 4, Palmer, c 4 Tehel, p 4 R 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 Totals 39 8 12 Luana 9 AB R H Anderson, ss, p 3 0 2 Martens, lb 2 1 0 Keener, 2b 2 10 Gruhn, c- 4 1 1 K. Looney, cf ..3 3 2 J. Looney, ss 4 2 1 E. Collins, ss 2b 4 12 Doerring, rf 4 0 1 R. Looney, 3b-lf. 4 0 0 Kurth, p 4 .0 0 Junior Pirates Downed By Lansing Club Monday The Postville Junior Pirates : keeping pace with their older brothers, came out with the short end of the score Monday, 8 to 4, in game played here with the Lansing Junior Legion team. This is the first defeat for the Junior Pirates this year. Lansing got eight runs on 10 hits and four errors. Postville man aged to push across only four/ runs on seven hits and two opponents errors. Batteries for Lansing, Feurhelm and Ryan. For Postville it was Rima and Schultz. There were three home runs in the game with Lansing collecting two of the bingles. Elvers hit for the circuit for Postville. No Game Sunday " The Junior Pirates have no game scheduled for Sunday but will re sume a regular schedule of play th«, next week after with some tough competition ahead. Totals 35 8 8 2 Score By Innings Postville ...fl02 003 201—8 Luana 100 320 30x— 9 Scenic League Standing* W L Pet. 6 2 .750 Waukon ... 6 2 .750 5 2 .713 5 ' 3 .625 5 3 .625 Castalia 5 4 .575 Harpers Ferry .... 4 ; 4 .500 Prairie du Chien.^ * -4- .500 ,..2 6 ..,380 st 7 .222 8 ,111 Fayette D.H.I.A. High In Milk Production During the month of June 402 cows milking; 39 dry, produced an average of 858 pounds of milk and 34.0 pounds of butterfat in Fayette county No. 4 D. H. I. A., according to Lee F. Wendland, super visor of the group. The five high herds were: Arbie Schroeder, Holstein, 1244 average pounds of milk, 47.9 pounds butter fat; Carl Lueder, Gurnsey, 880 pounds of milk, 47.9 pounds of butterfat; Jerry Spencer, Guernsey, 891 pounds milk, 42.8 pounds butterfat; Arthur Schmelzer, Brown Swiss, 969 pounds milk, 42.1 pounds butterfat; Howard Boyle, Guernsey, 835 pounds milk, 42!0 pounds butterfat. • •. , . i • i. the aving Work Is Now rogressing Rapidly Graduating Class RanksHigh In Exam The Postville senior class of 1948 ranked 61 on the Iowa High School Content Examination sponsored by the University of Iowa, and given to the senior classes of 176 'Iowa high schools last spring. The pur pose of this test according to the University was to enable high schools to judge the quality of their final product. The results of these tests would seem to place the Postville senior class as having better achievement in academic subjects than about two thirds of the senior classes in the state. These tests covered the following four fields: English and literature, mathematics, science, and history and social studies. The Postville seniors made their best ranking in science and their next best ranking in mathematics The boys in the class out-ranked the girls in all four fields. Peggy Spencer made the best showing for the local school on these tests. Her total score outranked ninety-eight per cent of the senior students in the state. The second best score in the tests was made by James Koevenig who made a better score than 95 per cent of the seniors in the state taking the test. Robert Douglass scored better than 92 per cent of the seniors in the state to rank third in the class upon these tests. Zonna Stee ranked fourth in the class on the tests. The dates have been definitely* set for this year's Big-Four Fair and out at the exposition grounds- work is being carried on to make the place ready for the greatest show in the history of the agricultural society. This year's fair will- be held on September 3, 4, 5 and 6, Secretary Arthur S. Burdick announces. Workmen have been busy repairing buildings and replacing equipment on the grounds and the entire fair plant is being prepared for the opening of the event. There is no new building going on this year but present buildings are being gone over thoroughly and being made ready. Big Acts Booked Variety of free acts, curtailed during previous years, are returning in greater numbers and fair officials have had a wider selection to choose from for presentation at the forthcoming show. Among the acts tentatively booked are several big-time circus*trapeze performers, a nationally known ventriloquist, a namber of comedy artists, and a big opening night spectacle that surpasses anything ever brought to Postville or any other northeastern Iowa county fair. More Exhibits Promised Prospects are good for larger and better exhibits, too, in all departments, Secretary Burdick stated today. Assurance has come from many prospective exhibitors that they will be here at the Big-Four Fair to make entries. Further announcements 'will be made during the coming weeks in regard to the fair and the program planned for this year. V Helgerson Will Hold Grand Opening Sale ^ Helgerson is holding a grand opening sale at his grocery store this week following a complete remodeling inside and out. The interior of the store has been painted and new shelving has been added and stock rearranged in the past week. ) tSThe front of the store has taken on a new coat of green paint and a Clover Farm store sign has been addeil ^Free coffee will be available to evtryone Saturday as Emmett celebrates his grand opening following the recent purchase of the store from Glen J. Jarmes. 1 Final Rites Will Be \ Saturday For M. Ruroden F.F.A. Youths Plan For Big Field Day The Postville chapter of the Future Farmers of America will hold a big Field Day within the next few weeks at which time they will ask the farmers of the vicinity to be their guests for the day and observe the progress made by the unit in experimenting with oat varieties and legume crops. 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 F. F. A. chapter is under the direction of John Madsen, vocational agriculture instructor. ...Euneral services for Marjus Ru­ roden, 61, who passed away at the Postville hospital Monday, will be held at the West Clermont Church on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'elgck. Burial will be at Cler- montT\ """Marjus Ruroden was born near Elgin, July 30, 1887. He was the son of Ole and Mary Ruroden. He was married to Josie Hanson. She preceded him in death about a year ago. He is survived by several brothers and sisters. Hill Climb Scheduled For Sunday Afternoon LEGION TO SKIP MEETINGS DURING MONTH OF JULY The Arthur F. • Brandt Post, American Legion, will not hold meetings during the month of July, it was announced this week, but will resume the regular schedule next August. The executive committee of the'ft *TKr '~two hogs weighed Legion will hold « special meeting in the club rooms of Memorial Hall on Tuesday, July 13. The meeting will commence at 8:00 p. m A hill climb has been scheduled to be held next Sunday at Decorah by the Little Switzerland Motorcycle Club beginning at 2:00 p. m. The climb will be held on Highway No. 9, three miles east of Decorah. A large number of Postville entrants will be in the competition in addition to many others from this vicinity. The show promises to be a good one and the boys here claim the hill is really one of the "impossible" ones. \ Farmer Received $292 '\ For Two "Stock Hogs tEay Zweibohmer, who is farming on the Dr. E. G. Kettlekamp farm in Hardin, sold two pack hogs to the Farmers Store here last Saturday and walked out with a check for $292.40. J 1,360 pounds and brought a market price of $21.50. It shouldn't be hard to figure out why the price of pork chops i» high^nowT^

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