Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on July 21, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 21, 1948
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wa Demos re In Accord t Convention \ Willing was peaceful within Iowa segment of the party dur- the convention, which produce ra ! North-South battles. But Iownns did enter into a couple ood convention floor battles. Hi national committeeman G. G. t" Jeck of Atlantic and nation- mmittecwoman Mrs. Florence h of Le Mars,were reelected out opposition. In fact, they placed on the important reso- ii= committee, another vote of donee for them. It was quite rent from four years ago when ok three ballots to elect Jack spirited five-way fight in h Frank Comfort of Des es was unseated as national litteeman. Civil Rights e Iowa delegation made , its ion clear on the civil rights .which has caused the Nprth- h split. First of all, Jesse n of Hedrick, Iowa member of HERALD st seating the anti-Truman ation from Mississippi. The us backed him up after several ates voiced their approval of resident's civil right program. I ihe Mississippi delegation seated after one of the hottest in the convention and as ates shouted that temporary man Alben Barkley was "rail- "ng" them. Iowa went on rec- opposing the credentials com• action. ter, the Iowans authorized er to make a statement on, the ention floor, opposing the civil plank in the platform, which delegation believed was not enough. Both Iowa mem- ot the platform committee against the majority and d a plank more in line with dent Truman's program, ere was a feeling among many ates that the southern Demo although balky now and tening to pull out of the party d not do so and would be back e fold in November. President Truman re is a feeling of defeatism some Iowa Democrats, and feel that President Truman t be elected this fall. One ate. Harry Garrett of Cory- said so at an Iowa caucus % the delegates that "Thomas y probably would be elected fall." e Iowa Democrats are trying olster their feelings on the ential race, but President an. not the original choice of I delegates, is not expected by some national leaders—to Me to beat the Republican -ee this fall. Many Iowa "crats are privately hoping Republicans will make so blunders that the Democrats in, but they admit that peril is wishful thinking. Gillette and Wilson 'ther of the U. S. Senate can's attended their respective al conventions this year. George Wilson was not a dele to the Republican convention t had been assumed he would d- He passed up the conven- to go to Iowa to map plans for II campaign. His Democratic eat. Guy Gillette of Chero Ms to have been chairman of wa delegation at his party's al convention. But on the f the opening of the convents notified the group that due raking engagements in the he planned to remain in Iowa. "Sates to both conventions u eir candidates made a mis 'n not attending the national "lions. It generally is 'con that the Wilson-Gillette fight highlight the November elec n Iowa. Public opinion polls indicated that for several Convention Notes and Mrs. Eugene Burks of " observed their 25th wed anniversary during the con• • . although he was not idate for reelection to..the na- rommittce (he's state chair- a "d not committeeman) Jake °' Harlan received a con- a '°ry telegram from an lie Democrat in Iowa . . . . ' Iowan, Don Pryor of Bur- has been named to the Publicity staff of the Demo- National committee .... one busiest men at the Demo- National committee was Polk attorney Carroll Swit*er, °t only served as delegation a " but was in constant touch n 's office in Des Moines be- 01 new developments in the c °unty "fraud cases" and new o' shake operators. Fifty-Sixth Year. School Operating Costs Will Be Higher This Year 1949 Budget Estimate Published This Week Shows Slight Boost ; A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 1948. Number 38. en . a downs among Keynoter Me address of the Republi- te convention July 23 wiU livcred by Senator George • who heads the GOP ticket U- Wilson, who Is seeking «»d term in the Senate, has •» Iowa for several weeks and preparing for. the tall n , which promises to be a Winued on Page Two) ?he~~annual budget notice for Postville Independent School district is being published in today's Herald. The taxing body indicates a higher tax levy will be necessary , . ... . :J*PC next year's operation. ' credentials comm.ttee.__ voted*j^ he increase wm be ^ ^ that asked last year. 1 The notice designates a time of hearing on the proposed budget at which time taxpayers will be heard for or against the estimated expenditure. Last year the total asked by the school district was $50,031, of which $43,031 was for general school expense, $5,000 was raised to pay for outstanding bonds and interest, and $1,000 went into a special courses fund. In the proposed budget, the amount asked for the coming year is $56,440. Of this amount $46,440 is for the general fund; $5,000 is for a special courses fund, and $5,000 is for bonds and interest. School Costs Up Elrie Ruckdaschel, president of the board of education, explains that the $6,409 increase in the proposed levy is largely due to increases in salaries. Teachers salaries show an increase of $5,553 since the 1946-47 school year. "The salary increases here," he explained, "are in line with the sharp increases registered everywhere in Iowa. The local board of education had to keep in line with the trend of salary increases in order to obtain competent faculty members." "The levy proposed this year will enable the board to meet increased costs of teachers' salaries, increased costs of supplies and operating expense, and also work toward a program of providing an adequate reserve for future emergencies," Mr. Ruckdaschel said. Another important factor which has contributed to the budget increase is the ever increasing number of students enrolling here. The number of persons of school age last year was 272 while this year the total is 288. Students attending the school here from outlying districts pay tuition amounting to approximately $17 per pupil, which is the maximum allowed by law. The average cost per pupil however, has risen to almost $25 on the rising cost scale, and out of district students are becoming a definite financial load for the school, Mr. Ruckdaschel pointed out. A county board of education set up by law last year is now working on a plan of redistricting which it is hoped will correct much of this trouble. If the Postville district were expanded to include the immediate area surrounding which is served by the school, the problem would be solved. The rural schools in these districts have long since been closed. Postville could find the answer to a more equitable distribution of her school tax load by an ultimate consolidation of these districts," Mr. Ruckdaschel concluded. Kiwanians Attend Charter Night At Monona Monday Thirty-nine Kiwanians and wives were, in Monona Monday evening to attend charter night which was held there. A large gathering^ was on hand including district officers of the club who presided at the •charter presentation. There were 90 members in attendance from the Monona club, 39 from Postville, 40 from McGregor, 20 from Waukon, 21 from Dubuque and six each from Lansing and Clinton. Those attending from Postville were: Mr. and Mrs. Arbie Behrens, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Behrens, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Brouillet, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Evans, J. F. Hart, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Humphrey, L. R. Jackson. Dr. and Mrs. F. W. Kiesau and Mrs. Lillian Eames, Dr ; and Mrs. M. F. Kiesau, Mr. and Mrs, William J. Klingbeil, Mr. and Mrs. A. Kneeland, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Kramer, Rev. and Mrs. F. R. Lud wig, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Marston, Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J.' Palas, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Sawvelle, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Willard H. Schutte, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Steele. Return To Monona Monday The Postville Kiwanis Club will go to Monona next Monday evening to present the program" for that group. This will take ' the place of the regular picnic meeting which had been scheduled. THE CITY COUSIN Service Plaque To Be Dedicated At Waukon A service dedicating a bronze plaque honoring Allamakee coun ty's World War II dead will be held on the court house lawn at Waukon Friday evening, July 23, beginning at 8:00 p. m., it was announced this week. The program is as follows: pre lude. The Thunderer March, Sousa; Invocation, Rev. Joseph Krocheski St. Mary's church, Waukon; presentation of plaque, Robert Burling, Postville; reading of plaque, Clifford Kruse, Waukon; acceptance of plaque, Herman Haehlen, Waukon; commemorative address, C. Clifton Aird, Lansing; firing squad, taps; benediction, Rev. E. O. Baalson, Old East and West Paint Creek churches. The plaque reads: "In Cherished Memory of These Heroes Who Gave Their Lives in World War II, Allamakee County Pays Grateful Tribute." A listing of the war dead in the county then follows. Pirates Move To Top In Scenic League Contest Republicans Delegates To Attend State Convention Republican delegates from Allamakee county will converge on Des Moines Friday for the Republican state convention. Several delegates from Postville have indicated they will make the trip. The big job for the convention will be to choose the candidate for Secretary of State with seven candidates now in the race. The convention is authorized 3,396 delegates and it will take 1,699 votes to gain the nomination for that office. Preparations Completed For Firemen's Picnic Advance preparations for the big annual Firemen's Picn'c to be held at the Big-Four fair grounds Sunday, August 1, have been completed and a full program of events has been scheduled. The picnic is under the auspices of Postville Rural Fire Department. There will be contests, demonstrations, a s'oftball game, horseshoe pitching and other entertainment. A picnic dinner at noon will be held with the firemen furnishing the coffee and ice cream. This popular event drew a large crowd last year and even more are expected to attend this time. ' New Curriculum For Church Pupils The local Community Presbyterian Church school teachers have decided to adopt the new Presbyterian church school program entitled "Christian Faith and Life; A Program for Church and Home," beginning October 1. At that time curriculum materials containing many new and different features will be introduced. One of these features is the introduction of parents to the educational program of the Church in a new and distinctive manner. Instead of providing only the teacher with guidance material, the new program provides teacher-par ent magazines which the teacher will use for classroom teaching and the parent will use for teaching in the home. Instead of the usual paper back quarterly which the pupils have been using, this new- program provides attractively bound, and beautifully illustrated books for children for use primarily in the home. Another important characteristic of this "departmental-graded" program is the development of activity materials for use in the class sessions on Sunday and also during the week at home. The new curriculum is so designed that fragmentariness may be overcome. In the year 1948-1949, the emphasis on all age groups will be on "Jesus Christ." In 1949-1950, the theme will be "The Bible"; and in 1950-1951, the theme will be "The Church." Then in succeeding years each theme will be repeated in order. The Sunday church service on the morning of August 29 will be devoted to explanation of the purpose and use of this new material. On Sunday evening, September 19, their will be a meeting of parents, children and techers; such meeting will be held in respective classrooms to allow the church school teachers to acquaint the parents and pupils in each age group with the new educational materia". The Postville Pirates moved to the lead spot in Scenic League competition by virtue of their 8 to 3 triumph over the Twin Cities club in a game played at Marquette Sunday. Monona shares the lead with Postville, both teams having won seven games against three losses. The league lead changed hands Sunday as the little giant killers from Luana slapped the Lansing club with a 12 to 9 loss dropping them from the lead spot. Waukon was downed by Prairie du Chien lowering them another notch and Castalia moved into a tie for second honors by knocking out a 7 to 2 win over Farmersburg. Walby Hurls Walby pitched for the Pirates giving up eight hits but scattering them well and managed to keep Twin Cities scoreless for the last five innings. Palmer was behind the plate. Schott and Cook pitched for the losers and allowed 16 hits. Have Field Day The Pirates had a field day at the plate with every regular connecting for at least one bingle during the game. Gericke lead the hitting with four hits on six trips to the plate, connecting for two doubles and two singles. He also managed a black eye when a skipping ground ball bounced crazily upward striking him below the eye The Pirates will play Lansing here next Sunday in league competition. Box Score Postville 8 AB Gericke, 2b 6 G. Schultz, ss 5 D. Mork, 3b 5 C. Schultz, cf 5 Marston, If 5 Meyer, lb 5 G. Mork, rf 4 Schupbach, rf 1 Palmer, c 3 Walby, p 4 Totals 37 Twin Cities 3 AB Peterson, c 4 Connell, cf 5 Bovee, If 3 Cook, p, 3b 4 Schott, p, 3b 4 Kohl, ss :. 4 Knapp', rf 4 Woerm, 2b 4 Sass, lb 3 Math Instructor Postville Junior Pirates Win Over Guttenberg Sunday The Postville Junior Pirates un leashed a barrage of three home runs in the first inning of their game played here Sunday with Guttenberg Junior Legion and con tinued on to win, 10 to 4. This was the last home game for the Junior Pirates this summer. Schultz, Rima and Elvers hit for the circuit in the first inning as the Pirates let loose with a four run attack in this frame. Mork was on the mound for the Pirates with Schultz and Monroe dividing the work on the receiving end. The outstanding play of the day was made by Heber of Guttenberg who went to his left in centerfleld and stabbed a line drive off the bat of Rima. The ball, as it struck the glove of his outstretched hand, spun him around like a top but he managed to hold on. Guttenberg got four runs on two hits and committed six errors in the field. Postville run across ten runs on nine hits and came thru with only one bobble Play Guttenberg There • The Junior Pirates will journey to Guttenberg next Sunday to play a return game with Guttenberg Junior Legion. Paving Crew Completing Work At Fast Pace SYLVIA BARSNESS Miss Sylvia Barsness of Glenwood, Minnesota, a graduate of Luther College at Decorah, will be the new mathematics instructor at the Postville High School for the next year. Miss Barsness was ranked one of the best mathematics students on the Luther College campus. Totals 35 Score By Innings R H E 2 4 1 1 2 "1 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 8 16 3 R H E 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 8 4 Postville 150 Twin Cities 020 001 100 010—8 000—3 Scenic League Standings W L Pet Postville 7 3 Monona 1 3' Lansing 6 3 Waukon 6 4 Castalia 6 4 Harpers Ferry 5 4 Twin Cities 5 5 Prairie du Chien 5 5 Luana 3 7 Waterville 3 8 Farmersburg 2 9 .700 .700 .666 .600 .600 .555 .500 .500 .300 .273 .182 JUDGE T. H. GOHEEN IS CHOSEN AS A NOMINEE Delegates from the district chose T. H. Goheen of Calmar as nominee for judge of the thirteenth judicial district. Judge Goheen is now serving his fourth term on the bench, in this district. The term in- the district begins January 1, 1949. Hill Honored By Hardware Group Lauis L. Hill was named president of "the National Retail Hardware association at the close of the annual convention which was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He became the fourth Iowan to be elected to this post and succeeds Chester~JE. Young of Fairview, Oklahoma.^! ""'"The honor came to Mr. Hill following a close association with both the state and national associations. He served as director and president of the Iowa Retail Hardware association in 1934. Four years later he was elected to the board of governors of the national association. Started Here In 1922 Mr. Hill has been in the hardware business in Postville since 1922 when he purchased the interest of L. A. Schroeder in the Arm of Schroeder and Brenner. The following ye^r, Brenner sold his in terest in the Postville store to Mr. Hill and moved to Marshalltown. The Hill Hardware recently un derwent a complete remodeling and new fixtures were added following the association store plans. The .fixtures were installed and merchandised by the store engineering department of the Iowa association. The overall remodel ing has made the store one of the most modern of its kind in northeast Iowa. Active In Community In addition to operating the store, Mr. Hill has taken an active part in the community life of Postville and Allamakee county. He served 16 years as a member of the county board of education and is now president of that board under its new setup.' Born at Nashua in 1887, Mr. Hill was graduated from his school there and from the State University of Iowa in 1909. He was superintendent of schools in Monona, later becoming associated in the hardware business. Mr. Hill was joined in Atlantic City by Mrs. Hill and Louis Hill, r., who had left several days arlier on a sight seeing trip to tarious points along-the way; Mir., ull returned to Postville Sunday morning. The street paving crew this week is finishing the block long concrete roadway extending from the Rock Island tracks south to the Ray Douglass corner. From there they move to the half block stretch running west from St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The roadway running parallel with the Milwaukee tracks from the city water plant to the concrete plant remains to be finished and the two blocks of alley paving from the Farmers Store south to Ny- bergs is still to be constructed. Large Crowd Attends Waters' Dairy Opening ..A- large number of people was on hand last Saturday to help Mr. and Mrs. Paul Waters celebrate their grand opening of the dairy and dairy bar and it was estimated that over 1,500 ice cream.,.cones were passed out during the day. The entire plant was -open"for* Inspection and equipment was in operation so that everyone could see the modern process of milk handling. The day was warm and ice cream was one of the major attractions. The entire plant was well received by the public. F.F.A. Field Day Scheduled Here "-TKe~Postville F. F. A. Field Day will be held Thursday, July 22, at 7:00 o'clock in the evening on the Kenneth Schultz farm one mile north of Postville, it was announced this week. The demonstration will be under the supervision of John K. Madsen, Smith- Hughs instructor at the Postville High SchoolA The—worlT'on the plot has been done by the F. F. A. boys and their instructor. The Hall Roberts Son Elevator donated the large sign at the field designating the area and the plot of ground has been given by Kenneth Schultz. County Extension Director Fred O'Riley and officials of Iowa State College Extension Department have also assisted the group. Agronomist To Be Present Arrangements have been made to have Jerry Meldrum, state extension agronomist, present at the field day and he will discuss all questions brought before each meeting along with the problems of each particular demonstration relative to oat variety test yields and forage crop plantings which will include numerous different varieties of legumes and grasses. He will also discuss commercial fertilizers including nitrogen, phosphorus and potash in separate applications and combined mixture on small grain yields. The plot will have valuable information covering various important forage crops and commercial fertilizers. Farmers Are Invited Farmers in the county are invited to attend and see the actual picture of the various oat varieties in growth and the result of forage crop planting. Although' the field has suffered some wind damage, it will be in shape for the field day tomorrow. • Hansen &Matson Will Hold Big Opening July 24 New Plant Will Be Open To The Public JEpjr Their Inspection f • '.^Hansen & Matson Company officials will hold a grand opening at their new quarters Saturday, July 24, and their many customers thru- out this territory are invited to join with^tiiem in celebrating this oc- casion"'""poffee and doughnuts will be-^efveti to the public during the entire day. Harm J. Kramer, manager of the firm, has extended an invitation to their many egg customers in this territory to inspect the new building and see the plant in operation. The new building, 120 by 50 feet in dimentions of block tile construction, is located south of the Milwaukee railroad's right-of-way and on the east side of the south entrance of the fair grounds. Started Last Spring The building was started in the spring of last year and completed just recently. The building contains a freezer room, an egg breaking room, candling and grading room, office rooms and storage- space. Movies will be shown in the afternoon and evening on egg production, approved means of taking care of eggs and poultry problems- New paving has been laid to the entrance of the building and outside work is being rushed to completion. The inside work has all been completed except the freezer unit which will be installed later. Expansion Possible The building program of the company will expand with the development of business and a poultry building is anticipated as soon as poultry becomes available again. The land immediately east of the present building is owned by the company and available for building. hreshing To Start On Many Farms This Week Threshing rings are oiling up separators and getting power equipment in order for the regular threshing season that is expected to get underway in this community this week. Combining in some fields has already begun and from all indications the crop will be heavy. Wind and rain last week knocked down some fields of grain but in general the stand is still good. Fields that were flattened were at stage where the yield content was not changed and they were well filled. The Herald will be glad to get threshing results for publication in next week's and future issues. There should be some heavy yields so let us know. 'our New Arrivals At Postville Hospital Four new citizens joined the community this week, three of the new arrivals being girls and one boy, at the Postville hospital. Following is a list of the births: Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Handke, Postville, July 20, weighing seven pounds and four ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Schultz, Clermont, July 18, weighing eight pounds and 13 ounces. Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Radloff, Monona, July 19, weighing eight pounds and 14 ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Leon Jacobs, Elgin, July 21, weighing seven pounds and ten ounces. Postville Man Assists In |leal Estate Valuation ' Sari Abernethy has been appointed by County Assessor Alfred L. Hansmeier to assist in the real estate re-appraisal task being conducted in the county now. The reappraisal task is required under provisions of the county assessor law which-jveat into effect in the state this year. A Assessor Hansmeier expects to hire some additional men to assist him with the job of measuring every rural and urban building in the county, and judging the real values of all real estate. Work has already begun on this project with local men making up the entire body of appraisers. '

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