Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on July 14, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 14, 1948
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epublicans 0 Nominate e cy. of State c big job ahead of the 3,396 atcs " to the Republican state c ' n , io n in Des Moines will be lion (if " candidate for_Secre- of Stale. It will be the eighth since 1930 that Republicans had (o R° 10 convention to „ s talo ticket candidate, and gely, the last two GOP con- ions culled upon to name can- lcs were for filling the Secre- of State position. en candidates—six of whom icipatetl in the primary and •outsider"— are in the race. Miller of Des Moines and Rus- Voelz of Minden withdrew and Pritchard, Jr., of Onawa 1 his hat into the race after primary. Other candidates in order in which they finished in primary are Mrs. Ruby Miller es Jloines, Richard Mason of Charles Knickerbocker of tax. Mrs. Helen Mitchell of nil Bluffs, Jesse Halden of ton and Melvin Synhorst of ge City. pital city political observers rally believe that the conven- ftght will be among Mason, Mitchell and Knickerbocker. count Mrs. Miller out of the although she polled 25 percent e vote in the primary and car's counties, Mason led in eight ties. Knickerbocker in four, hell, Halden and Synhorst in each. . ' i will take 1,699 votes to gain nomination, and most observers ve it will take three to five ts to do the job. Convention Procedure p Republican leaders have ed that procedure in the state ention will be changed this to avoid a recurrence of 1946 the party platform was read almost empty house because election of a secretary of state idate had been completed and gates had started home. This the balloting may be last on convention agenda so that the crm may be read and adopted all the delegates are present. Wearin To Speak rraer congressman Otha D. rin of Hastings has been se- d to keynote the Democratic convention in Des Moines 30. The Democratic conven- follows by two weeks the GOP meeting. p leaders in the Democratic have held one meeting to dis- the platform which will be ted at the state meeting. It state chairman Jake More's ht that it would be a good to get reaction from party ers on a platform well in ad- of the state convention er than waiting to rush thru a minute platform. Education Costs recent survey by the Iowa a.vers Association shows that of operating the new county ds of education will be more double in 1948. The survey of csed budgets for county super- ndents of schools and county ds of education showed that collections for 1948 would total 8.050. while costs of operating offices and boards in 1946 was S509.OD5. 6 new five-member county d> of education have more er than former boards and have right to set the salary of the nntendent and other person- The boards, elected for the time last March,-also may se- s county attendance officer « on a part or full-time basis. Deadline August 15 ?ust 15 has been set as the line for "letters of intent" new hospitals to make them Me for the second year's al- ™t of federal aid hospital con- tion funds. ounl Ayr still retains Its top n| y for allocation of federal > but the state hospital ad­ 's' committee says that the n 'y list may be changed after cr information is received. r communities high on the w information is received. r ">' list may be changed after ' communities high on the r "y list are Guthrie Center, "till Valley, Onawa, Denison, "J Center, Marengo, Clarion, J ". Sioux City, Storm Lake, cw . Sheldon, Osceola and Oel- Aid Conditioning , j-xeeutive council members w the hottest day of the sum- 0 discuss the possibiUty of air ." 10 «'ng the statehouse. But it. 101 de 8 re <5 temperature HERALD Fifty-Sixth Yea*. Pirates Move Toward Top In League Race Down Waukon Indians Here Sunday, 5 to 4; Move To Second Place A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1948. Number 37. general agreement that s and offices are needed the r hall "ion was taken. The meeting hel <i in the office of Auditor Akers, who has an air con- wng unit on trial. It was es- £"* that it would take about m 'to supply cooling units for Nor statehouse offices, "^gh there are no cooling 111 the capital building, It, is 01 we coolest in Des Molne^ 'Continued on Page Two) • U-The-Postville Pirates moved into a three way tie for second place in the Scenic Lcngue last Sunday by virtue of a 5 to 4 win over Waukon while Monona was being shuffled down a notch by Lansing. The game was played at Smith Athletic Field with a large crowd in attendance. Lansing moved to the league lead with six wins against two losses. In second place are Pqstville, Monona and Waukon, each with six wins and three losses. The games Sunday completed one half of the competition in the league. The Pirates managed to score five runs on only two hits, gaining their runs on free passes and errors. The winning run for Postville marched across the plate in the seventh inning unmolested being advanced from third base on a balk by the Waukon hurler. Postville scored once in the fourth inning on a triple by Meyer who scored on a long fly. They scored four runs in the seventh inning on a single, base on balls, two errors and a balk by the pitcher. Waukon collected seven hits off Walby but were unable to score runs when needed. They scored one run in the sixth, one in the seventh and two in the eighth. In their last chance in the top half of the ninth, they were retired in 1,2, 3 order. The Pirates showed up well defensively in the game. Don Mork made an exceptional catch of a fly ball, leaning over the fence to nab the ball. Grant Schultz at short made two good running catches which helped to keep Waukon scoring down. Play Twin Cities Sunday Postville will journey to Marquette next Sunday where they will play Twin Cities for the opening of the second round of competition in the league. Twin Cities holds third place in the league standings. Box Score Postville 5 AB Gericke, 2b 2 G. Schultz. ss 4 D. Mork. 3b 4 C. Schultz. cf 3 Marston. If 4 Meyer, lb •» G. Mork. If 4 Palmer, c 4 Walby, p 4 H 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 Totals 33 Waukon 4 AB Sweeny, cf 4 Ryan, cf 1 Kirkeby. 2b 5 Geuder. ss 5 Tysland, If 4 Dasher, lb 3 Griffin. 3b 4 Fenning, If 3 Promnitz, c 4 Plein, p 4 Totals 38 4 7 7 Score By Innings Waukon 000 001 120—4 Postville 000 100 400—5 Scenic League Standings W " Lansing 0 Postville 6 Monona 6 Waukon 6 Twin Cities 5 Castalia 5 Harpers Ferry 5 Prairie du Chien 4 Waterville 3 Luana 2 Farmersburg 2 L 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 7 7 8 Pet. .750 .666 .666 .666 .555 .555 .555 .444 .222 .222 .200 Light Poles Are Expected To Be Ready In September Lee-Bowers, manager of the Postville Interstate Power Company office, received information this week saying that the new electric light poles and fixtures for ,the main streets of the town are expected to be shipped here around the middle of September ancl — installation will follow immediately) All advance preparations ..have been taken care of for installing the poles. The bottleneck has been at the source of production. The American Concrete Corporation, who is building the poles, have doubled its output since construction - of poles was begun, but they are working on a backlog of orders taken a year ago. The corporation reports in a letter to Interstate Power Company at Dubuque that estimate on shipment of the poles will be on or before the second week in September. Installation will begin immediately after arrival of the poles here, it was stated. New Instructor MRS. SELMA DUFFIELD Mrs. Selma Duffield has been engaged as fourth grade instructor in the Postville schools for the coming year. Mrs. Duffield, who has taught for the past two years in Fayette, is a graduate of the two year course at Upper Iowa University. Local Packing Plant Continuing Sale Of Stock Sale of stock is continuing in the drive to raise the necessary funds for beginning of operations • of Postville Quality Foods. The corporation is selling $200,00 of common stock in the drive which started last week. Fred W. Groth, president of the organization, reports that sales are continuing in good shape but the officers of the organization hope to contact everyone in the vicinity to give all an opportunity to associate themselves in the local institution. Mr. Groth states that either he or any of the directors of the plant may be contacted at any time by personal call if anyone wishes to do so. Members of the corporation are now working in Post township but will be entering adjacent townships within a short time. Contour Plowing Contest For This Area Is Planned Plans will be made for a northeastern Iowa Contour Plowing Contest and Field Day at a meeting in Elkader, Thursday evening, July 15th. District soil commissioners, county extension directors, and soil conservation service technicians from the twelve counties in northeastern Iowa will meet and make plans for the annual contour plowing contest and field day to be held the last part of August or the first part of September. The winner plowman from the NE Iowa Contest will compete In the WHO'Conlouv Plowing Contest fo be held near Dexter, Iowa on September 18th, County D.H.I.A In Successful Tests During the month of June, 501 cows milking, 60 dry, produced an average 859 pounds of milk and 32.5 pounds of butterfat in Allamakee No. 1 Dairy Herd Improvement association, according to Clem Larkin, supervisor of the group. Fifty-six made over 50 pounds of butterfat, the high cow making 87.8 pounds. During the period 13 cows were removed from the herd for various reasons and eight cows were added. Some of the 305-day lactation records completed during the month showed the following results: Lyle Zieman, Luana, Registered Holstein, 10,809 pounds of milk, 418.6 pounds butterfat; Lyle Zieman, Luana, Registered Holstein, 10,605 pounds milk, 394.5 pounds' butterfat; John Sivesind, Waukon, Grade Guernsey, 7,645 pounds milk, 372.7 pounds butterfat; Earl F. Miller and Son, Postville, Registered Holstein, 9,407 pounds milk, 370.3 pounds butterfat; Everett B. Feuerhelm, Lansing, Registered Ayrshire, 8,549 pounds milk, 345.1 pounds butterfat; Kenneth J. Schultz, Postville, Registered. .Holstein, 10,499 pounds milk, 340.6 pounds butterfat. Wind StoT^Strikes Gunder Community l —A—storm late Sunday afternoon blew down several farm buildings and flattened crops in the Gunder community. Some hail also accompanied the wind but did not do extensive damage,."' "~-*A barn was blown down on the Ole Loftsgard farm killing three cows/) Mr. Loftsgard had just brought the cows in from the field and put them in the barn for milking and had himself just stepped to the house for a moment when the wind struck. The barn was toppled .over and the' cattle killed. "^A large machine shed on the Ed McNeil farm was also blown over during the storm. The storm struck in the area about 5:15 p. ntJjut did not cover a very large area. /The storm was accompaniecTby"a Heavy rain. Small grain crops in the area were flattened by the storm but the crop in most cases had reached - the ripening stage and will still produce grain. Corn fields were also flattened by the wind but they are growing back again. Heavy Rain In Postville Heavy rains struck the Postville community on Monday afternoon leaving ripening fields of small grain blown down. The rain brought welcome relief from the heat which had held the area in its grip for the past week. Pastures and corn were badly in need of moisture and were benefited by the rain. Junior Pirates Will Play Here On Sunday The Postville Junior Pirates will play Guttenberg Junior Legion at Smith Athletip Field here Sunday in the final home game scheduled by the juniors this summer. The game will begin at 2:15 p. m. The Guttenberg Junior Legion team is the champion of Clayton county in the junior division and will bring a fine ball club here Sunday. The Junior Pirates have lost only one game in competition so far this summer in compiling an enviable record. This will be their last appearance on home grounds and large crowd is expected to turn out for the contest. I. O. O. F. Installs New Officers At Meeting Friday Postville Lodge No. 707,1. O. O. F., installed officers for the second half of 1948 at their meeting last Friday night. District Deputy Grand Master Albert Oelberg of Waukon and his suite of deputy grand officers were in charge of the proceedings. Officers installed were:' Noble Grand Eldo Sander. Vice Grand Albert Lubke. R. S. N. G Luver Schultz. L. S. N. G \ Cloy Miller. R. S. V. G Henry Lange. L. S. V. G Larry Iwing. Warden Verni Eberling. Conductor Gilbert Meyer. I. G Rudy Hartwig. O. G Harlan Seybert. Chaplain Lloyd Schultz. R. S. S Sherman Lawson. L. S. S Robert Fitzpatrick. Following installation, a gold Past Grand pin was presented to Ross Thornton. Refreshments closed the evening's activities. Kindergarten Teacher Allamakee Reaches 58% Of Quota In Bonds Security Loan drive sales in Iowa climbed to $59,060,345 according to the latest reports released by Roger F. Warin, state director of the savings bonds division. Warin emphasized the fact that final figures will not be available for two or three weeks, but reports will be released as they are com piled by the Federal Reserve Bank. The southern division of Lee county continued to lead the state, scoring 103.73 percent of its quota, Grundy and Sioux counties continued to hold second and third positions, but Henry county jumped from fourteenth place to push Pocahontas county out of the number four spot. Sales and percentages of quotas sold for the four county area are shown below. Winneshiek $467,763—58.72% Allamakee .$350,395—58.36% Clayton $500,710—55.46% Fayette '. $484,512—50.08% Sales of bonds in the county received thru Thursday of this week will be included in this loan drive. Firemen Make Plans For Annual Picnic The Postville Volunteer Fire!Department is completing plans for another big Firemen's community picnic to be held Sunday, August 1, at the Big-Four Fair grounds. The picnic has become an annual affair sponsored by the Are department. Everyone is invited to the big day. Contests, a ball game, horseshoe pitching contests, races, softball and many other entertainment features have been arranged for the day. A big picnic dinner at noon will start the picnic off. Complete details of the event will be' carried in next week's issue of the Herald, but the cofnmlt- tee in charge urges everyone 'to set aside Sunday, August 1, for this community affair. Final Rites Held 7 For Fred Wintrick j ^Funeral services for Fred A. Wintrick, 76, were held Saturday, July 10, from the Schutte Funeral Home to Forest Mills Evangelical United Brethren Church, the JteVj, Frederick R. Ludwig officiating. Burial was in the Smithfleld ceme tery. Mr. Wintrick passed away at Postville Hospital, Thursday morn ing at 1 :30 a. m., following three weeks hospitalization. He had been in failing health in recent years. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland, August 28, 1972, the son of Christian and Magdalene Brenna man Wintrick. When he was eight years old the family came to this country and settled near Elgin and later moved near Forest Mills, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was married to Lillian Roder ick and they set up farming in Forest Mills vicinity at which oc cupation he was engaged as long as his health permitted. He was a member of the church at Forest Mills. Three children were born to this union, all of whom survive. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs Ray Mitchell of Luana; two sons Chris and Lloyd, on the home farm; two sisters, Mrs. Mike Miller of Winthrop, Minnesota and Mrs, Gaddis Brooks of Postville; one brother, Chris of Postville; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His parents, wife and one sister preceded him in death. Farmers Will Tour Wisconsin On July 29th over 100 farmers from northeastern Iowa' will make a tour to Wisconsin to inspect and observe ladino clover pastures. Farmers from Allamakee, Clay ton, Chickasaw, Dubuque, Fayette and Winneshiek counties making the tour will meet at the Wisconsin University experiment farm at 9:00 a. m. on Thursday, July 29th. At the University farm observations will be made and records reviewed of the results obtained from the use of ladino pastures. After reviewing the results at the University farm the group will go to the town of Mauston, 78 miles northwest of Madison, to observe ladino pastures which have been in production for several years on three different farms. Many farmers in northeastern Iowa have become interested in ladino clover during the past two years. . The purpose of the tour at this time is to study management practices and results obtained from the use of ladino clover pastures. MARY FREEMAN Miss Mary Freeman of McGregor has been engaged as kindergarten instructor at the Postville schools, She is a graduate of Upper Iowa University in the class of this spring from a two year normal course. Waters 1 Dairy Will Hold Big Opening July 17 New Plant Will Be Open To The Public For Their Inspection Mr. and Mrs. Paul Waters will hold a grand opening at their new dairy location next Saturday, July 17, with the public invited to help them celebrate the day. The entire plant, the construction of which was just completed thiss week, will be open to the public beginning at 1:00 p. m. Free ice cream cones will be offered during the time the opening is being held. The dairy and dairy bar houses the most modern equipment for the handling of milk and the making of ice cream that is present in northeastern Iowa. Waters' Dairy recently changed to the square milk bottle and is using the Econ- O-Seal closures giving sanitary protection to all dairy products. Highway 52 is divided into a can storage and bottle washing room at the rear where the trucks can load and unload; a center room where the milk is purified, bottled and capped; a refrigerator compartment for preserving the dairy products; office space; and a dairy bar* at the front where there own ice cream is made and served along with other milk and cheese products. The second floor of the building is being made into apartments for living quarters. Mr. and Mrs. Waters have entered an invitation to the public to see the plant Saturday and observe the modern equipment in operation. Holstein Sire Wins Silver Medal Honors Drivers License Tests To Be Given On Monday The drivers license examining team will be in Postville at Mem orial Hall next Monday to renew drivers licenses and issue new permits to prospective drivers, it was announced by Marshal William H. Foels. The examiners will also handle chauffeurs permits. The team will be here from 9:00 a. m. to 5 p. m. under the renewal program, better known as the "Birthday Renewal Bill." Card no tices have been sent from the. department of public safety in an effort to inform drivers when they should renew their drivers license. Send Renewal Reminders These "renewal reminders" postcards are sent out based upon ad dresses and birthdates appearing on their 1946-48 drivers licenses. A vision test is given as a regular part of the renewal. Last Call Issued For Veterans Pictures Here The last call for pictures of veterans of this community was placed this week by. the American Legion and Auxiliary as they will complete compiling of information this month and send the book to the printers. All veterans, who have not already done so, are urged to turn in a picture of themselves to the Legion members here in Postville so that they can become a part of this community veterans book. Pictures will be accepted thruout the remainder of this month, so bring them in now. Scouts Will Attend Summer Camp Soon The Boy Scout camping period for this district has been set up for August 1 thru 7 and scouts wishing to attend this year are asked to contact Robert Burling before Saturday of this week so that reservations can be made at camp headquarters. ( The camp is at Backbone State Park near Strawberry Point. Several boys have already indicated their desire to attend and it is expected that others will also want to go. Reservations must be in by Saturday. •>...-•• The Holstein Friesian Association of America, Brattleboro, Vermont, has just announced that the Sire, Rose Harbor Perfection Prince owned by Paul Behn of Postville has been awarded the 61st silver medal type sire certificate. His first 13 daughters have been officially scored for type, with an official score of 81.3 percent. The daughters were classified: one, very good; eight, good plus, and four, good, all but two being classified as first calf heifers. The Sire of Prince Carnation Illustrator, was. named 42nd silver medal type sire last December, he also being owned by the Rose Harbor Holstein Farm. Prince's dam, Rose Harbor Adalhia, made an eleven year old record of 674 pounds fat, 3650.2 time milking'. Her four conscutive 305 day lactations at 8, 9, 10 and 11 years averaged 505 pounds fat. She was a proven dam, with two daughters averaging 7001 pounds fat, four prcent at four and one-half years, two time records. The type classification program is being carried on throughout' the United States to improve the type of the Holstein breed by weeding out the individuals with undesirable type. A sire that shows definite improvement in type of his daughters by meeting certain type requirement can be designated a silver medal type sire. Kiwanis Members Hold Meeting Here The, Kiwanis Club picnic scheduled to be held in Lull's Park Monday evening was held at Memorial Hall due to the heavy downpour of rain late in the afternoon. The next regular scheduled meeting of the club will be held Monday evening, July ' 26, at Lull's Park. A potluck picnic dinner will be served. Monona Charter Night A number pf Postville Kiwanis Club members will journey to Monona next Monday evening for the charter night of the Monona Kiwanis Club to be held at the schoolhouse there. All members desiring to attend must procure tickets from R. L. Evans before tomorrow, Thursday, evening. Kiwanis ladies are also invited to the meeting. Kiwanis chapters from Waukon, McGregor and Postville will attend the charter night. Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig and Joseph B. Steele will assist in presenting the program at the meeting. In addition to local officers, District Governor James Carpenter of Dubuque and Lieutenant Governor Myron B. Eighmey of Clinton, will participate in the ceremony.

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