Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on July 28, 1948 · Page 1
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July 28, 1948

Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 1

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•ion )V ya State Tax Commission Is 'rftingT axes c state tax commission, altho it Slicing its personnel, is recover- thoiisands of dollars in back tax- nloff recent example was the .nission report that audits of jtv companies for back taxes in^ in a use tax ruling have oht in $511,048 since the first of " car- And it cost the state only ID in legal expense. Some 20 an ies were involved. They cd they were not required to ,j ic two per cent use, tax on w ij5inn equipment purchased de the state, but supreme court they were liable and the com- obtained assurances the -would be paid although some is were nine years old. other drives to collect taxes commission earlier had ob- d photostatic copies of federal ic tax returns to track down ns who did not pay state in- tax and the commission also ted several thousands dollars persons who were buying ities outside the state in an ;t to avoid the state tax. ie commission recently con- id that six more employees been released, because, as nan George Gill put it "They weren't needed any more, e installed new equipment and need certain filing clerks." commission released 13 ern­ es last February, but com- ion officials say they were not [arced. Road Report e state road study committee, :h was authorized by the 1947 lature to recommend a new for financing highway road ttvemenu. is ready to start ing its final report. The com- i. headed by Sen. J. T. Dyk- of Rock Rapids, has hired C. Lwdall, who is retiring August administrative engineer of the highway commission, to assist king the final report. The re- is due November 15 and- will resented to the legislature in lary for final action. commission is reported coning a plan to recommend add[funds from the two per cent x on new automobiles to state funds. The use tax nets about .000 a year and currently goes the general fund." Political Visits sidential candidates of the major parties may visit Iowa iS the fall campaign.- Presi- Truman has been invited to at the National Plowing con- jto be held in Dallas county in imbcr. Gov. Thomas Dewey is urged to make at least one in lown during the campaign has indicated he may visit City. Henry Wallace is plan- a trip through northern Iowa >g the fall drive. Senatorial Campaign senatorial contest, which all others in interest for the :ampaign, is ex »ected to gene- steam iitxt month. Guy Gil- oi Cherokee plans to open [quarters in Cherokee August 1 •*'ill direct his campaign ac= from there. He will not • J campaign manager but M. J. as will be his office manager, (tor George Wilson will launch pmpaign following the special a of coimress. public i.pinion polls show We Wilson -Gillette fight will closest uf any during the «1 election campaign. One shown Gillette holding a le=d and others indicate that o, who is seeking his second » Washington, has only a lead over the former Demo- senator. Wilson returned to 'Ston after delivering the *e speech at the Republican convention in Des Moines. Mental Hygiene Walter Bierring, state health issioner, believes that state- benefits will result from es- lh »ent of a new mental hy- d'vision on the department, federally-supported division b «»l $63,700 available for the «t fiscal year and it is planned " a Portion of the funds for es- l " len ! of community clinick. clinics have been operating in ™««s, io Wa City and Daven . w several years. Dr. Wilbur l,ler . head of the state psycho- "ospital at Iowa City, will '"suiting director of the di- Governor's Home 1 dst of remodeling has held is to gel the governor's home Moines ready for occupancy legislative committee >° Provide the governor a jcently rejected all bids for ,'™6 because the low bids I' 526,185 were too high. The * more than the committee l f' lable 'or the work. t 'Mature appropriated $75 ( purchase and equippint T ome The committee spen fceV i Gerard Nollon horn In,, alance must cover re|J 8 and furnishings. The |'co hop es that bidders may ptinuedon Page two) ; \ POSTVILLE HERALD Fifty-Sixth Year. Pirates Drive Higher In The Scenic League Continue On Winning Streak With Victory Over Lansing Club The Postville Pirates continued their winning streak by downing Lansing 6 to 4 here Sunday and retained their hold on first place honors in Scenic League competition which they share with Monona. Both Postville and Monona have won eight games against three losses in league competition, Lansing, by the loss, moved down to third place with Harpers Ferry in the number two slot. Lansing was leading the league several weeks ago but their loss Sunday was their second in a row against contenders for top honors. Walby was on the mound for the winners and although he allowed Lansing 10 hits, he was stingy in the tough spots and held scoring down to two rims each in the third and fifth innings. In addition he rammed out two singles and scored a run to aid his own cause. The Pirates scored two runs in the third inning, drove over three in the fourth, garnered another in the fifth and then remained scprless in the last three frames. G. Schultz and Meyer weilded the heavy sticks in the game, each driving out a triple against the slants of Lansing's Curran. The Pirates play Monona here next Sunday in a game which will determine a one team leader, for a one week period at least. Postville- Box Score -6 AB Gericke, 2b 5 G. Schultz, ss 5 D. Mork, 3b 4 C. Schultz, cf 4 Marston, If 3 Mayer, lb 3 G. Mork, rf 4 Palmer, c 3 Walby, p 4 Totals 36 Lansing 1 AB J. Curran, 3b 3 Protsman, cf 5 Wagner. If 2 Duval, 2b 2 Islie, rf 4 Thorsten, ss 4 Aschom, lb 4 Brcnnan, c 4 Murphy. If 4 R. Curran, p 4 Totals Score By Innings Lansing 002 020 000—1 Postville 002 310 OOx—6 * League Standings R H E 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 *> 0 6 8 1 R H E 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 o 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 4 10 5 w Postville 8 Monona 8 Harpers Ferry 7 Lansing 15 Waukon 6 Prairie du Chien t> Twin Cities 0 Castalia 5 Limna s Waterville 3 Farmersburg 2 L 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 G 10 Pet. .727 .727 .63b' .fi00 .545 .545 .545 .455 .273 .273 .167 Anti-Rat Campaign To \ Be Conducted At Dump 7 Postville will conduct a campaign to rid the city dump of rats, it was announced this week. The city council hired Donald E. Scheaic and Associates of Madison, Wiscon- son to do the work and they will begin operations on Thursday;' A warning has been issued along with the campaign, though. The materials to be used by the firm in the rat eradication are poison to dogs, cats and humans. All owners of pets are notified to keep dogs, and cats confined for at least two weeks beginning July 29 and keep them away from (he poison at the dump for a period of at least two weeks. s j Final Rites Thursday For Mrs. Alfred Buraas Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Alfred Buraas at East Oevmont Church with Rev. A. O. Nessctt in charge. Burial will be in the cemetery ajt' the church. ,,„..—— -** "' Mm 'BttfawT'd'ied at her home early Monday morning. She lived in Marlon township, Clayton county near the East Clermont Church. A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1948. Hansen & Matson Opening Is A Big X Success Saturday \.Th.e_grand opening held by Hansen and Matson last Saturday at traded over 500 people who signed the register during the day and_ob^ served the new plant in operation.]) The harvest season with—its~iOTi{p work days kept some from attending but many arrived later in the evening. Harm J. Kramer, manager of the plant, conducted the people thru the plant and described its operation. The building is complete except lor the freezer room which will be finished at a later date. Several company officials were in attendance during the day. Mr. and Mrs. J. Milton Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Hansen and family and Mrs. Christine Hansen, all officers of the company from Park Ridge, Illinois, were in attendance. Also Calvin Spindler, manager of a similar plant in Baldwin, Wisconsin and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Sie brecht, who represented the Garna villo plant, attended the opening. Waterville Homecoming Friday and Saturday Waterville's annual homecoming will be held this year on Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31. The homecoming will again feature the Allamakee baseball tourney with first round games on Friday arid the championship game Saturday afternoon. The Friday evening program in eludes a tug-of-war between a team of fats and slims, pop drinking contests, amateur contests and a dance with music provided by Chuck Hall and his orchestra. Saturday afternoon and evening there will be stage entertainment, rides and concessions, rifle range contests, pie eating contest, fireworks display and a dance with Klem Klein and his orchestra pro viding the music. The baseball game pits Postville against Waterville in the opening round scheduled for 1:00 p. m. Friday and Waukon vs. Lansing will be at 3:00 p. m. Harpers Ferry drew a bye. First round winners will play at 1:00 p. m. Saturday. , . Farmer Injured MondajA In Threshing Accident .Walter Fiet received a fractured vertebra in a fall from a wagon while unloading oats at his farm home in Ludlow last Monday noon. He was brought to Postville in the Schuttc ambulance and taken to the Postville hospital for treatment. He was combining oats at the time of the accident and fell to the ground landing on his side and back. This is the first threshing ac cidenl reported in the vicinity this year. Final Rites Held For Ernest Faber Funeral services were held Tues day at Schuttc Funeral home for Ernest F. Faber, 47, who died at his farm home south of Luana last Saturday. Rev. F. R. Ludwig, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church officiated. Burial was made in Pleasant Grove cemetery at McGregor. Ernest Faber look his own life by shooting at his home Saturday morning. His wife, who was injured in the affair is recovering from wounds received to the left arm and shoulder. She is at the Postville hospital. Born at McGregor Ernest F. Faber, son of Ernest Faber and Emma Bock Faber, was born October 25, 1900, at McGregor, and departed this life July 24, 1948 at his lale home in the Luana community, aged 47 years, eight months and 29 days. Born at McGregor, Mr. Faber spent the earlier years of his life in that vicinity. About sixteen years ago he established the family homo in the Luana community and the Luana community continued to be his home until his death last Saturday. Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Helen Jane Faber; nine children: Carl, Jerome, LaVonne, Darwin, Evelyn, Carol, Glenn, Kenneth and Laura Mae; one brother: Alfred Faber of Brookings, South Dakota; two sisters: Elsie Faber of Los Angeles, California and Geneva Stoddard of Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Faber was preceded in death by his parents and one Infant daughter, CUPID IN DISGUISE Junior Pirates Are Winners Sunday From Guttenberg Driver Examiners Here On Monday The drivers license examining team will be in Postville at Memorial 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 5:00 p. m. under the renewal program, better known as the "Birthday Renewal Bill." Reports reaching Highway Patrol Headquarters indicate that there are still a number of people who do not thoroughly understand the provisions of the new Iowa Drivers License Law. The points given below are important in the renewal process now under way. Law Is Explained. Every driver who has not already secured a license renewal, should look at his 1946-48 license. If the license number is under 500,000 he will not renew until 30 days before his birthday after July 5, 1949. If the license number is over 500,000, he must renew within 30 days of his next birthday. Each driver will receive a post card reminder several days before his next birthday. Drivers are asked not to appear at a drivers license station unless he has received a postal reminder as the examining team is on a carefully worked out schedule and unnecessary interruptions delay the process. An example of how the law works is as follows: an applicant with an April birth date who has a license number over 500,000 should appear and apply March or April 1949. October birth date, number over 500,000, should appear and apply September of October 1948. March birth date, number under 500.000, should appear and apply February or March 1950. Paving Work Nearing Completion In Town Paving work was completed this week on the block and one-half long road extending from St. Paul's Lutheran Church west in an angle to the John Falb corner. Workmen are now moving paving equipment to the roadway extending west from the city water plant to the Behrens Concrete plant, a stretch of several blocks running parallel with the Milwaukee tracks. Grading has been completed and the stretch is ready for the pouring of concrete. Two blocks of roadwork remain. The alley extending south from the rear of the Farmers Store to the rear of Nyberg's will be prepared for paving next. This will complete the construction for this ye; Children Lend Talent To Aid Hospital Here There will be giggles arid laughs galore when a group of neighborhood children here set out to do their bit in raising funds for the Postville hospital. The giggles will arise over "Giggles for All," a play to be given by a number of girls in town at the Harvey Schultz garage Thursday afternoon, at 2:30 p. mTJ The girls picked the play,' T worked on the setting, background and the presentation of the bit, all without the aid of their parents. It was also their decision that whatever funds they raised in the venture would be turned over to the Postville Hospital fund as a contribution from them; It is all of the kids, by the kids for the betterment of Postville. Faculty Completed IRMA DAVISON The Postville school faculty is now complete for the 1948-49 school year. Miss Irma Davison, who has been teaching at Everly, has been engaged to teach home economics for the school year. Before going to Everly, Miss Davison taught four years at Ruth- ve'n and six years at Dayton. She is highly recommended by these schools. Miss Davison is a graduate of Iowa State College at Ames. She will room in the apartment of Mrs. Ed. F. Schroeder. Three Births Reported At Postville Hospital Three births were reported at the Postville hospital during the past week, according to records kept there. Two of the new arrivals were girls and one was a boy. Following is a list of the births reported during the past week: Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Looney, Monona, July 22, weighing seven pounds and five ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Winters, Ossian, July 24. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Lawson, Postville, July 27, weighing eight younds and two ounces. Medical Patients Walter Fiet, Postville, was admitted Monday to the hospital for treatment following an accident in which he suffered a broken vertebra. » Mrs. Ernie Faber showed slight improvement from injuries suffered earlier in the week. Large Auction Sale Is Scheduled Here One of the largest auction sales of fine .registered horses to be con- I Xducted in this section of the state for some time will be held next Saturday, July 31,\»t-4he-Hlghland ^View—Farm—locatedVtw4J_and—one- half - miles ••east'""of", .Postville—on -Highways~18 and -afc'T'he sale will settle the estate of the late Lee B. Folsom, well known horse raiser of this vicinity^ Sixty head of horses, will be offered including the famous sire, Gee Whiz, Tennessee walking stallion. In addition there will be ten brood mares, eight ponies, eight Palminos, and other walking horses, colts, work teams, etc, Farm To Be 'Sold.; The auction will also include considerable farm machinery, oats, rye and corn, and household furniture. The 100 acre farm with the 1 modern home and farm buildings will also be auctioned. The Postville Junior Pirates continued their winning streak also, along with the regulars by defeating Guttenberg Junior Legion 9 to 7 in a game played at Guttenberg last Sunday. Postville got nine runs on eight hits and had a bad day in the field, committing eight errors. Rima was on the mound for Postville with Schultz behind the plate, Guttenberg got seven runs on four hits and committed seven bobbles in the flfeid. Miller pitched for the losers and Sweiger was on the receiving end. The game was played on a wet diamond which accounted for many of the 15 errors chalked up during the' game. Rain fell in Guttenberg all Sunday morning and remaining clouds kept the sun from drying the field before the game started. Play Luana Sunday The Junior Pirates will journey to Luana next Sunday to play the Luana junior team. They have several other games scheduled for the remainder of the summer but they are all away from home. Many Attend Plaque Dedication Ceremonies / |_Jn_ceremonies held on the courthouse lawn at Waukon last Friday night, Allamakee county residents paid tribute to their 52 World War II dead as a bronze plaque listing thejrjnames was unveiled and dedicated. "| The plaque reads: "In "Cherished Memory of These Heroes Who. Gave Their Lives In World War II, Allamakee County Pays Grateful Tribute" Following the inscription, the plaque lists the names of the dead heroes. The plaque now hangs at the top of the stairs on the south wall of the court house entrance way. During the dedication ceremonies the plaque was presented to the county by Robert Burling, Postville; read by Clifford Kruse, Waukon; and accepted on behalf of the county by Herman Haehlen, county attorney and veteran of World War I. Clayton County Fair To Start August 6 The Clayton County Fair, one of the oldest fairs in the state, will be held at National next week Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 6, 7 and 8, almost a month earlier this year than show dates for a number of years. In connection with the fair will be the county 4-H Achievement Show and Fair Secretary Art Seeland predicts the largest 4-H Exhibit ever made in this county. History Recalled In Gathering Here On Tuesday of last week, Mrs. Johanna Ehde spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. August Schultz. This item alone is of personal mention but behind the news a story is unfolded of some of the pioneer families of this community. The participants of the gathering are all well along in years, Mrs. Ehde celebrated her 96th birthday last January 28th. Mr. and Mrs. Schultz celebrated their golden wedding anniversary several years ago. Mr. Schultz's age is 81. Another visitor invited in the afternoon was Mrs. Charles Kohrs, qualifying in the younger group at 86 years of age. In a discussion of the housing situation now, it was recalled how the situation was handled years ago. Some sixty years ago, with the housing problem much the same as, today, Mr. and Mrs. Kohrs had to move and with no place in sight to move to. Mr. and Mrs. Ehde, who were living in the old school' house near St. Paul's Lutheran Church, made room for the displaced family, which was a common practice among the older settlers. ( This good neighbor policy extended to other neighbors in the territory and included Nellie A. Brainard, who as a young girl, was made homeless by a fire which destroyed heY home. The Ehde home was again opened for the use of one of the. neighbors. These older families still visit back and forth, and yes, you've guessed it, ' they remember those days when they worked together as good neighbors'. Such pictures could provide a striking background in the new proposed United Nations buildings. Number 39. Many Expected At Community Picnic Sunday The Annual Firemen's Gathering Will Bring Fun For Everyone Ample (facilities and provisions are being arranged for the big crowd expected to attend the Postville Fire Department's Community picnic to be held at the Big-Four fairgrounds next Sunday. Committees are at work planning for the program and arranging for the entertainment and picnic dinner to which everyone in the community is invited. Elimination rounds in tHe horseshoe pitching contest will start at 10:00 a. m. and continuing thruout the afternoon until the finals have been completed. This will be followed by the picnic dinner at 12:30 with the coffee and ice cream to be furnished by the firemen. Baseball Game. In the afternoon there will be a baseball game pitting Monona against the Pirates which promises to provide a lot of zip in the afternoon festivities. Bicycle races have been set up to include both the boys and girls. There will be races for girls 12 years of age and under and for those 12 to 16 years of age. Races for the boys will fall in the same age groups. Prizes are being offered for all of these contests and races. Prizes are also being offered for the largest family attending the picnic and also prizes for the oldest lady and the oldest man present at the gathering. In addition, there will be various other contests to include both young and old with prizes for all. Demonstrations A demonstration by the firemen, will be given showing use of all of the modern fire fighting equipment. The new Scott Air-Pak, gas mask protection for smoke filled areas, will also be demonstrated. The fire r ' men have two of these new masks now in operation. The committee urges families to bring their picnic dinner baskets along with their own silverware and enjoy the day. The picnic is sponsored by the rural fire department of Postville and is an annual event. A large crowd attended last year and the committee is expecting an even larger crowd to attend this year and enjoy the^ big free community day. No Paper Drives For Next Few Months There will.be no paper collection this month and the regular paper drives have been suspended for the time, according to announcement made this week. There is no market for paper at present, which caused the suspension of the collection. Proceeds from these paper drives went into the Postville hospital fund. The drives will be resumed again as soon as there is a market for the product. Delegates Will Attend Convention On Friday Delegates from Allamakee county will attend the Republican state judicial convention to be held in Des Moines on Friday, July 30. The delegates to attend were selected at the county convention which was held several weeks ago. Delegates from Postville who were named to attend the convention were: M. C. Deering, Harold Schroeder, George Hartley and A. L. Peterson. This will complete the conventions for this election year. Big Four 4-H Club Has Large Attendance The regular monthly meeting of the Big Four 4-H Club was held at the Lloyd Schroeder home Wednesday evening, July 14, with large attendance of members and parents. The evenings program consisted of business meeting, discussion on fitting livestock for the show ring. Leo Christofferson, president and also delegate to the-4-H Boys' short course, gave an interesting talk ou the short course. The next meeting will be held at the Irvin Deering farm August 9. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Schroeder at the close of the meeting.

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