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'ollection Of 'axes Sets A iate Record ie sharp increase in the net ex- i.ible balance in the state s nry no doubt will prompt ad- lies of lower income taxes and linntion of the sales tax on 10 push for such legislation in next general assembly. The :l report showed a total of 782.713 ns net expendable bal- in the treasury compared with 137,741 n yc«v ago. The total of $2,114 as of July 1 compares $!08,D0D,D00 last July 1st.' icord-brcaking state tax c tins, including sales and > as well as other special taxes h reached all-time highs last account for the increased I Ins. Compared with the De- jcr 31 report there is $36,000,000 • in the expendable balance $41,000,000 more in the treasury POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1948. Number 40. is the first full fiscal year (rt made since the legislature jo include most funds, in- tng all special taxes, in the (nil fund. From the general is paid SI 0,00,000 for old age Itance and funds for homestead |t Formerly these were paid i the three point tax. report shows that $63,562,800 (vested in government bonds. A share of this money is ear- led for construction work at I institutions and for the state > building. Liquor Profits lie liquor store profits appar- are dropping slightly. The |d half distribution of liquor to cities and towns was ! S1, compared with the dis- lion Inst January of $1 ,032,057 ie last six months of 1947. The ly represents one -half of the per cent increase in liquor s authorized by the last legis- , the other half going to coun- lo help defray veterans proper- BC exemptions. The money is feted to cities and towns on a latioti basis and goes to all and towns whether or not |have liquor stores. Fishin; Licenses of fishing licenses during •rst quarter of the year, April |gh June, indicates another record. The Conservation jnission reports .that 94,948 li- s were sold during that period fared with 80,897 for the same last year. The commission ts that there has been a sharp ise in fishing license sales the wo years and that fewer com- ien fishing and hunting licen- W been sold. The commis- ppects a rush for hunting li> to begin September 1 when Jmen will know the outlook ihcasani and quail. Although I rs usually wait until fall to their licenses, reports for the three months show that 1 ,005 its have been sold, compared "in the same period last Fewer Divorces ( irds in the division of vital ics show that fewer divorces eing granted in Iowa. The •r of divorces continues its j «ard trend which started last So far this year, the flve- > total is 2.688 compared with ifor a comparable period last ;"id 5.572 for the record di- J'enr in Iowa, when many war-time marriages „ wound ( divorce courts. Ie the divorce rate is down*e number of marriages re- about steady. There were marriages during the first I s - only 148 more than the Period hist year, divorce records in Iowa re- tat most divorces are granted ildless couples or to couples • only one child. Last year, ( ample 1.678 divorces were to s having only one child while with two children, 328 |*re e and 159 with four ob- ihvorccs in Iowa domestic fns courts. Visual Education [department of public safety Announced plans to use one- i movies in 250 Iowa theaters P rt of a drive to cut the in- fi traffic death toll in Iowa, (another step in the use of education in the Highway | ca mpaign. It is hoped to "•ore teen-agers through this m medium, and reports Ue ,0 show that a large per* <" the drivers involved in "tic accidents are teen- kpartment also hopes that stimulate interest in the » hold traffic deaths to a ™' Iowa had an excellent ™*»ng the first six months, por 's show that July traffic? «w»<Jed those for the same ast year. And August us" ^ of the worst months i*VfctaUtlM. In 1041. for , ' 80 Persons were killed f l U ^ st a,ld 'ast year's mark 88 the worst for any month G»v«mof» Home fcju. , a fe w Corners" the loBtf-!. . lhe ofl 'cial residence itinued °n Page Two) Monona Nine Takes Lead In Scenic League Defeat Pirates In A Wild Contest Here On Sunday by 17-8 Margin There is no dispute this week as to who holds undisputed lead in the Scenic League race. Monona .annexed the top spot here Sunday by trouncing the Pirates 17 to 8 in a ragged game which produced 12 scored errors and an endless total of 36 hits. Monona, at bat first, run eleven men thru the batters box collecting six runs on six hits and four Post- vine errors. The second inning saw little respite in the barrage as the Monona sluggers collected four more runs on four hits and put the game on ice. Walby caught the brunt of the Monona fury being driven from the mound midway in the third inning after allowing 13 runs. Leo Meyer came in as relief twirler for the Pirates and held the scoring to four additional runs thruout the remainder of the game. The Pirates showed punch at the plate also and subjected Kuester to many an unhappy moment scoring heaviest in the first inning with four runs. Extra base hits were collected by Freeman of Monona with two home runs; Krambeer of Monona with a circuit drive; and Don Mork of Postville with a round trip ticket. Three base hits were collected by Stevenson of Monona and Marston, C. Schultz, Meyer and Walby of Postville. The Pirates have no game scheduled for this coming Sunday. Box Score Monona 17 AB Wold, rf 7 Moon, 2b 7 Mohnnan, if 6 Mrs. Lucy Chriss Burial Will Be In Postville Cemetery :/ -CEuneral services were held July 26 at" Los Angeles, California for Mrs. Lucy Chriss, former Postville resident, who passed away at her California home July 22. Cremation followed and the ashes are being sent here for burial to be made in the Postville cemetery beside her husband and parents.}! Mrs. Lucy Etta Chriss, daughter of George and Phoebe Lull, passed away July 22, 1948. She was born in Postville, November 12, 1860 and received her education in the local schools. She was married November 25, 1876 to Walter Chriss of Postville. She has been a resident of California 35 years. A nephew, Frank W. Eaton of Long Beach, two great nephews, Sidney G. Eaton, Bell flower, Richard W. Eaton, Long Beach, and one great-great nephew, Michael R. Eaton of Long Beach survive her. VACATION FEVER New Electric Firm To Start In Postville \ Krambeer, c .. Stevenson, 3b Freeman, ss .... Schlitter, cf Hubacher, lb Kuester, p Totals 54 Postville 8 AB Gericke, 2b 5 G. Schultz, ss 5 D. Mork, 3b 5 C. Schultz. cf 5 Marston, If 5 Meyer, lb, p * J. Schultz. lb 4 G. Mork, rf 1 Palmer, c Walby, p, rf T. Mork. 2b Rima, ss 5 4 0 0 Irwin, rf 0 Totals 43 Score By Innings Monona 643 020 Postville 400 003 Scenic League Standings W L Monona 9 Postville 8 Harpers Ferry 7 Waukon 7 Prairie du Chien 7 Lansing 6 Castalia 7 Twin Cities 6 Luana Waterville 3 Farmersburg 3 R H E 1 4 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 2 0 3 o 1 4 4 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 17 21 4 R H E I 2 1 1 0 1 3 2 2 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 15 8 A new firm will join the Postville b'US'lness group soon, according to announcement made this week. Charles Schulz of Waterloo and Roger Fullerton of Rockford will soon open an electrical repair shop to be called, Postville Electfic.J The business location still awaits a few minor details but is expected tp be completed this week with announcement of the location to be made next week. Mr. Schulz has spent 15 years in the electrical business, with six years of that time spent in Waterloo. He is a veteran of World War II; is married and will move to Postville with his wife and two children to make his home as soon as suitable quarters can be arranged. Mr. Fullerton has several years experience in the electrical repairing field. He and Mrs. Fullerton will move to Postville when living space can be procured. He is a veteran of World War II. Marshal Warns Cyclists To Exercise Caution 110—17 010— 8 3 4 5 5 5 5 6 B 8 9 10 Pet. .752 .668 .585 .585 .585 .546 .538 .500 .273 .250 .231 Prizes Were Awarded At Firemen's Picnic The Postville Firemen's annua! picnic was well attended here last Sunday and everyone enjoyed the contests and demonstrations provided for the day. Prizes were awarded in several contests. The horseshoe pitching contest which commenced at 10:30 in the morning was won by Win- fleld Masonhall and Willard Kamen. Carl Erbe and Vera Zieman took second place honors in this event. In the bicycle events for boys, Dean Gulsvig and Neii Rima finished first and second respectively in the 12 to 16 year old class. In the class under 12 years of age a Mohs youth took first and Dennis Eder placed second. In the girls races, Mildred Foley placed first, Yvonne Schultz was second and Gwendolyn Olson was third. Honors for the largest family at the picnic was won by Mike Thiel of Castalia. The oldest man present was Ed Foley and the oldest woman- presents-was Mrs. Minnie WeUel. Town Marshal William H. Foels issued a warning to Postville cyclists this week to be a little more careful about leaving their bicycles unattended at different points around the town streets and near the roads in front of homes. There has been an increasing number of instances in which bicycles have been reported stolen or have tome up missing for several days. Just recently a machine was stolen off the streets at night and was found several days later along the railroad track near Castalia. Marshal Foels asks that youths take a little more care when they leave their machines and especially at night, to take them in off the streets. The chance for loss or theft will be reduced considerably if some of the loose practices now being followed are corrected. I- \ Services Are Held For Castalia Man Funeral services for Valder Meyer, 45, of Castalia were held Tuesday afternoon at Zion Lutheran Church of Castalia with Rev. L. R. Mcinccke officiating. Mr. Meyer passed away at his home last Saturday morning after a lengthy period of illness. 1 Valder Meyer, the son of Henry L. Meyer and Elizabeth Senholz Meyer was born on February 2, 1903 on the farm home near Castalia. Early in his infancy he was baptized in the Lutheran faith. He received his early education in the Castalia public schools. He was united in marriage with Marie Wangsness on October 6, 1927. Three years ago he sought treatment at the Mayo clinic in Rochester. Last August he entered the Gunderson clinic at La Crosse, Wisconsin where he received treatment for tubercular meningitis, later going to Oakdale, and Iowa City. A few months ago he was permitted to return home. Last Saturday morning he suddenly passed away at 9:30 a. m. He had reached the age of 45 years, five months and 29 days. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, three sons—Nanfred, Kenneth and Kelly, all of Castalia; his, mother, Mrs. H. L. Meyer of Castalia; two sisters, Mrs. William; Timmerman of Castalia and Mrs. Ruby Peckham of Postville, and I one brother, Lester, of Maquoketa. Draft Boards Are In Active Operation . The local county draft boards again came into active operation thruout the state with Gov. Robert D. Blue naming the men to serve on the 100 selective service boards in the state. Meeting places for the boards are being arranged for with first regis trations of youths to start August 30. Following is a list of the draft board members appointed to serve in the four county area: Allamakee — Chalmer G. Bray, Waukon; Glenn A. Hagen, Waterville; Clyde Boeder, Lansing. Clayton—Ivan J. Schultz, Monona; Henry C. Nus, Strawberry Point; J. P. Daubenberger, McGregor. Fayette—Arthur J. Morris, West Union; Milo J. Schneider, Fayette; Irvin Ecker, Oelwein. Winneshiek—Rolf A. Haatvedt, Decorah; R. D. Sandager, Decorah, Fred J. Rosenthal, Decorah. When To Register Following is a schedule for registration of 18 to 25 year olds to be followed closely. It is suggested that men of draft age, clip this notice for reference. 1. Those born in 1922 after August 30 will register on Monday, August 30. 2. Those bori/ in 1923 will register on August/31 or September 1. 3. Those born in 1923, register September 2 or September 3. 4. Those born in 1925 register on September 4 or September 7. 5. Those born in 1926 register September 8 or September 9. 6. Those born in 1927, register on September 10 or 11. 7. Those- born in 1928 register on September 13 or 14. I. Those born in 1929, register on September 15 or 16. 9. Those born in 1930 before September 19, register on September 17 or September 18. 10. Those bom on or after September 19 will register within five days after their 18th birthday. Folsom Sale Attracts Many Buyers Of Horses 7\ £XJ}e_large sale °f horses to settle the estate of the late Lee B. Folsom held at the farm east of Postville last Saturday, drew buyers from a 1 large area and bidding was spirited thruout, sreports—AtrctlSffeer Eaton -.Wate)F6..^ l ~The Tennessee walking stallion sold for $345. The top pony of the group sold for $182.5,0 with others bringing $160 and $150 .1 The 100, acre farm, which was placed on auction following the sale of the horses, failed to bring a bid sufficient to make the sale. It will be sold privately now. Postville Farmer Gets High Herd Classification Arthur C. Ruen, Postville, has recently had his herd inspected and classified for type. The Holstein- Friesian Association of America announces today. The inspection was conducted by F. W. Atkeson, Manhattan, Kansas, one of the eleven officials appointed by the association to do this work in the United States. Among the animals classified in this herd, nine were designated 'good plus"—the third highest score an animal can receive. The type classification, combined with a production testing program, is used as a means of proving sires and locating outstanding brood cow families in an owner 's herd. Packing Plant Activity V\ To Be Resumed Again \ (^Activity on the packing plant fronf has been quiet for the past few weeks during the busy harvest season but is expected to go into full swing again now. Even though no particular effort was made during thes busy farming period, a number of shares of stock were sold, according tc^Fred Groth, president of the ffrmTY Mr. Groth ancT'the" board of directors will continue their campaign at once to sell the remaining common-stock shares so that building operations can commence. The group is still working intensively in Post township but will be in adjoining townships soon. Final Rites Held For Mrs. Buraas 7 j IFuneral services for Mrs. Alfred Buraas were held last Thursday at the East Clermont Lutheran church with burial made in the church cemetery. Rev. A. O. .Nessett was in charge of the final rites. ! Mrs. Buraas* died' at her home early Monday morning. She lived in Marion township, Clayton county, near the East Clermont Church. Born at Kensett Norma Alice Thoen Buraas, daughter of John and Thea Reierson Thoen, was born October 28, 1900, at Kensett, and passed away July 26, 1948, at her home in Marion township following a lingering illness. She died at the age of 47 years and eight months. Spending the earlier years of her life in the Kensett community, she was baptized into the Lutheran faith at Elk Grove Church and later renewed her vows in confirmation at the Kensett Lutheran Church. On June 28, 1923, she was united in marriage with Alfred M. Buraas of Marion township. From that time on she made her home there. To this union were born three children, Fern, De Elta, and Shirley. Besides her husband and three daughters she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Thea Thoen of Mason City; four sisters, Esther (Mrs. Tony Hrubetz) of Northwood; Ida (Mrs. Carl Brunsvold) of Hanlontown; Agnes Thoen and Ruth (Mrs. Harold Anderson) of Mason City; two brothers, Truman and Raymond, both of Kensett. Preseding her in death were her father and two infant brothers. Since her marriage she was a member of the East Clermont Lutheran Church. Relatives 5nd friends from out of town attending the funeral included: Mr. and Mrs. Truman Hogan, Mrs. Clara Aarback, Mrs. O. K. Storre, Mr. and Mrs. Arvelle Asbjornson and Mrs. Norton Ausenhus of Kensett; Miss Gertie Peterson and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Logen- man of Northwood; Mrs. Gilbert iGunderson of Long Beach, California; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jetson and family of Spring Grove, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wharram and family of Stanley, Mrs. Stella Houg and Ruth of Decatur, Illinois. Children Here Enjoy Big Success In Play Presentation "Giggles for All," a play given by a number of Postville young sters last Thursday brought an overflow, crowd to the first per formance and a second showing had to be arranged. Over 115 peo pie enjoyed the double perform ance presented by the youngsters in the Harvey Schultz garage. The play, its direction and presentation, was the brain child of the youngsters themselves who set out to do something to help the hos pital. The effort produced more than the children ever expected when they first started their plans and netted the Postville hospital $36.40. Door prizes were awarded to Mrs Arthur Behrens, first; Rev. F. R Ludwig, second; John Klos'tche third. Those taking part were: Janet Ivereen, Ileta Christofferson, Judy Masonhall, Dellene Schultz, Eudora Schultz, Valerie Luhman, Janis Christofferson, Gwendolyn Olson, Patty Lammert, Gwendolyn Mork, Bona Mork, Kathryn Behrens, Mary Behrens, Mary Lou Turner and Zoe Thoreson. Clayton Sports Festival To Be Held August 12th The second annual Clayton Coun ty Farm Sports Festival will be held Thursday, August 12, at the Elkader, recreation park. A wide variety of sports activities are being offered in competition for both boys and men, and women and girls divisions. Winners in all events will be eligible to represent Clayton county at the annual Iowa Farm Sports Festival to be held at Ames, September 10 and 11. Ball games are the main feature of the morning program and include the finals for the county 4-H Softball tournament. In the afternoon, there will be horseshoe pitching, shuffleboard, clock golf, track events, volleyball, archery, baseball throw for distance, rifle shoot, dart throwing, basketball free throw contest, and many others. Junior Piates To Play Lansing Juniors Sunday Eberling Buys Ludlow Farm From Ed Thiele c •' Ed ^hiele, Waukon implement dealer, sold his 98 acre farm in Ludlow township last week to Verni Eberling who will assume possession Marcj^l. 1949. Consideration was $23,500^.; Thiele purchased the farm from Dave Bauercamper, now of Waukon, for $14,200 a few years ago, but made considerable improvements on the farm buildings. The Postville Junior Pirates did not play their game scheduled with Luana last Sunday but have scheduled a game with Lansing ID be played there next Sunday afternoon. Lansing is the only team so far this year that has been able to de feat the Junior Pirates and the re turn match promises to be a good one. Several other games have been scheduled to be played during the remainder of the summer. Record Oat Crop Being Harvested \ i.All reports so far received on oat yields in the area indicate a record crop with some yields running exceptionally heavy. Threshing is not completed-entirely yet, but by weekend a majority of the work will be done. Weather has been favorable for the harvest of the small grain crop and Tuesday was the first weather interruption since threshing begun. Yields in most cases are averaging over 70 bushels to the acre with a number of farms reporting yields in the 80 and 90 bushel class. Heaviest yield so far reported was from the Fred Hangartner farm one and one-half miles north of Postville. In a small eight and one-half acre field of Mindo oats, Fred got 828 bushels of oats, for an overage yield of 97 and one-half bushels per acre. In another field on the farm, a 37 acre piece produced an-average of 89 bushels per acre. These also were Mindo. Others have also reported yields reaching toward record marks. Threshing was completed on the Harvey Roberts farm with an average 87 bushels per acre returned. The Ed Schlee farm produced an average of 86 bushels per acre following a check after threshing. Both of these farms were raising Mindo oats. Henry Rekow, who lives on the Leon Chamberlain farm four miles north of Luana, threshed 3,049 bushels from 42 acres for an average yield of 72 and one-half bushels per acre. The Herald is interested in getting crop results from other farms and results from oat varieties. We will publish further information on the yield in next week's issue of the paper. Fair's Free Acts Give Promise Of Fun For Everyone Platform Acts Will Be Finest Presented At Fair For Many Years Platform act6 for the twenty- ninth annual Big-Four Fair have been arranged for, according to Secretary A. S. Burdick, and plans are progressing rapidly for the four county show to be held Friday. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 3, 4, 5 and 6. The Sunset Amusement Company will be on the Midway this year which is one of the largest companies traveling by truck to fairs today. They play in Monticello and Marshalltown in addition, to Postville, these will be their only Iowa stops. Many Free Acts Mr. Burdick states that the free acts have most all been booked but additional talent will be procured if more good acts can be found. Danny Daniels will do a snappy act in juggling using various objects, such as balls, clubs, hatchets, knives and small and large objects together. He appears first as a • musician but he soon empties his violin case and goes to work with his line of entertainment. Allen and Lee have one of those acts that you will always enjoy. Mr. Lee stands on his head on a small gaget and juggles various objects, while Miss Allen provides several tricks of her own thruout the performance. The Engfords provide a different act. These two people, Harry and his pretty partner, do a fine equillibrist act. Harry comes from a family of contortionists that have made history for many generations, and his act has been appreciated at many fairs. Kinrad and Simmons provide a roller skating act with new and difficult tricks. Their act is fast moving and will provide thrills as the pair go thru their fast twirls and whirls. Well Known Showman Earl Wright is well known in the show business and he has had many acts, all of which have been tops. He now has a trained canine revue that works fast, with some fine and unusual tricks provided. Earl is still doing his famous table rock act that he has done for years which is still providing many rounds of laughs. You will enjoy his acts on the platform provided for your entertainment. Frank and Bernice Dean will provide western splendor to the show with their thrill a minute acts. Dressed in the best of western costumes, the pair with their pretty pinot horses, Tom and Jerry, trick ride, trick rope, and catch on the track. Frank is a master at the whips and he handles a whip that is 83 feet long. He uses the whip to cut paper to thin strips while he holds the paper in one hand and the whip in another. Horizontal Bar Acts If you want to see one of the best horizontal bar acts in the show business you want to see Kenny Brothers and Doris. The brothers are tops in their work, giant swings, double somersaults over and under the bar. Not only is this act a great comedy performance for the children, but the grown-ups will get many a laugh from the funny tricks. Other fine acts have also been scheduled with a full performance afternoon and evening promised for each day of the fair. Booth Space Limited Secretary Burdick warns local exhibitors and firms that- the demand for space will be heavy this year. Booth space must be arranged for with Willard Schutte and outdoor exhibitors and eating stand operators must contact Secretary Burdick. Pet Owners Still Warned To Beware Of Rat Poison Postville pet owners are still warned that the rat poison placed at the town dump last Thursday evening continues as a deadly poison and animals must be kept away from the area. The effectiveness of the poison will be dissipated by Thursday or Friday of next week and will not produce harm to animals from that time on. Donald E. Scheak and Associates of Madison, Wisconsin took care of the poisoning work. The dump was badly infested with the rodent* and in need of rat eradication.