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Wednesday, August 11, 1948
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ace Is On For tate House peakership wide open race is expected for speakership of the Iowa house eprcsentatives in the next gen- assembly- cp. G. T. Kuester of Griswold, ker last session, was the first nnoiince that he will again seek post. Kuester, a strong super of William S. Beardsley in Republican primary, did not opposition in the speakership last session. But at least three is have indicated they will op- the Cass county man next ua ry. They include Represen- e Fred Schwengel of Daven- also a strong Beardsley boos- and up for his third term in the se; Representative W. H. Ni- as of Mason City, who has the ort of the "52 club," composed flr<t-year members of the last slature and M. F. "Mike" Hick- of Wapello. they all stay in the race until uary it would be one of the hot- races for the important house in recent years. Legislative Shadows recent Davenport address by resentative Fred Schwengel indicate some of the legislative n to bo expected cm Capitol next winter. Schwengel told a ry meeting that he doesn't see the state can reduce taxes in • of the fact that appropriations ably will be increased by the general assembly. The Dav- rt solon. who probably will be y figure in the House, hinted an amusement tax might be osed to replace the individual income tax. He said an at- t will be made to bring Iowa r laws in line with the Taft- ley bill: said he favors taking sales tax off food; advocated in- sed state aid to schools and road money to poorer sections e state. Tax Issue doubt one of the major issues e general election campaign in will be the sales tax. The ocrat party put itself squarely ecord favoring a reduction of sales tax from two per cent to per cent. That suggestion, h was adopted in the Demote platform, was made by oil Switzer, the party's can- le for governor. Republican gu- atorial candidiate William S. dsley has come out in favor king the sales tax off food, e Democrats also came out for ai of the county assessor law. sure which twice was intro by representatives of that but never was passed vintil epublicans regained control of legislature. One prominent ocrnt urged a revision rather repeal of the law, pointing out a call for repeal would be ap in our own face." e Democrats sidetracked the r-by-the-drink issue neatly by 'ng Philip Shutt, Independence paperman and candidate for tary of state, chairman of the orm committee. Shutt had ad- ted such a plank, but when the ittee met and he was the only "rting such an issue, he drop •1 But Shutt says he will con- to battle for legalization of r by the drink. "I think the has come,"' he said after the union "for the Democrat party 5 « this question fearlessly stly and openly." 5 question of urging an open sry also was sidestepped by Democrats, but they came out Sly for civil rights, an issue »Switzer backed in the recent Ml convention. Business Managers 5 state board of control is con- 5 its policy of eliminating headships in state institutions, business managers of state tals for the insane, R. E. Han ' Mount Pleasant and C. D. w of Woodward, have resign- d will not be replaced, kgislature, in 1939, empow- POSTVILLE HERALD *he governor to appoint busi- wanagers for four-year terms, 52nd general assembly, appar- tecognizing the danger of rt authority, returned the r lo appoint business man- to the board of control and Provided that they serve "at leasure" of the board To Visit Dewey d Veatch, secretary to D - Linn, Iowa Secretary of ultu re, is among a group o* 8 Republicans who conferred Gop presidential candidate as E. Dewey jn New y or i{. Vea 'ch is regional co-director national federation of the Republican clubs.' Repub- national chairman Hugh Scott tended the meeting to map W Plans. s v State Finance* enough money In the ry to Pay all liabilities for fiscal year and if not ce "t is collected between •June 30, 1949, there would rouTo ot » 134 - 351 - State . 7 «ay Jahnson says that ""Wd on Page Two) Fifty-Sixth Year. 30 Day Duck Season Is Set By Commission Daily Bag Limit Still Four Per Day With 8 Allowed In Possession The 1948 duck season has been set by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and concurred in by the State Conservation Commission. The 30-day season will begin at noon October 29 and close one hour before sunset November 27. Each day following the season opens one- half hour before sunrise and closes one hour before sunset. The daily bag limit of ducks is four per day with eight in possession after the opening day. Only one bird in bag or possession may be wood duck. Bag and possession limit on geese has been set at four per day with four in possession. Two of the four geese may be Canada geese of any species or white-fronted geese, or one of each. The bag limit on coots has been reduced from 25 to 15 birds per day with a possession limit of 15. The season on jacksnipe, woodcock and doves remains closed in Iowa. The regulation which prohibits the use of automatic loading or repeating shotguns capable of holding more than three shells still con tinues in effect. The post season period for hold ing of migratory game birds re mains the same as last year, 90 days after the close. The use of live ducks or geese de coys in taking waterfowl or the use of bait remains illegal. The new regulations also require that migratory waterfowl when transported interstate must have the head and feet attached for identification purposes. The seasons this year have been set on a flyway basis with more liberal restrictions on flyways where waterfowl were considered more abundant and gunning pressure light. In pre-season investigations the Fish and Wildlife Service has determined a slight increase in North American waterfowl populations over last year. A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11. 1948. Number 41. Eight Births Reported At Postville Hospital Activities at the Postville hospital showed a marked increase this week after a report of no births the week before. Eight new arrivals were ushered in, five boys and three girls. Following is a list of the births for the past week: Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs Lester Stockman, Postville, August 4, weighing seven pounds. Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Meder Peterson, Postville, August 6, weighing seven pounds 13 ounces. Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard A. Olson, Clermont, August 6. weighing eight pounds two ounces. Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Elver Anderson, West Union, August 7, weighing seven pounds 10 ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Lorence Muehlethanlcr, Elgin, August 8, weighing seven pounds two ounces.' Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rodenberg, Postville. August 10, weighing seven pounds 12 ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Brainard, Postville, August 10, weighing eight pounds six ounces. Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Freiden, Elgin, August 10, weighing nine pounds. i "Fort Apache" To Play At Iris Theatre Starting Thursday Owing to the length of- "Fort Apache," which is coming to the Iris theater Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 12, 13 and 14, there will be two shows each night starting at 7:00 and 9:30 p. m. "Fort Apache" is not in color, it is nevertheless the most outstanding super western this season. Its cast is tremendous with thousands of Indians taking part in the battle scenes. Shirley Temple and John Agar, her husband, are in it, as is John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Ward Bond and Victor McLaglen. The picture has been a big success at the box offices of all theaters everywhere. "I Remember Mama" with Irene Dunne is tops as a family type of film. The trials and tribulations of a Norwegian immigrant is heart warming and wholesome. Millions of these people have come to America during the last thirty years and they comprise the backbone of this nation. You need not be of Norwegian descent to appreciate this fine film. All you need is a sympathetic heart. "I Remember Mama" is a film all who see it will long remember. Owing to its length all night shows will commence at 7:00 and 9:30 p. m. The film comes to the Iris Sunday and Monday, August 15 and 16 and it is a film that we are indeed proud and happy to show. Iris Theater Management. THE INNOCENT ATOM Premium Lists Ready For Public Band Director Colton Returns To Duties Here Band Director Luman Colton returned this week from a six weeks summer school session at North western University and will take up direction of the band at the presentation of their summer concerts which are given Wednesday evenings at the City Park. Mr. Colton will also resume his student training with lessons to be started again next Monday, August 16. Those interested in playing an instrument are asked to contact Mr. Colton between the hours of 9:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m., Monday thru Friday. D.H.I.A. Reports Tests For July Postville Electric Buys Blegen Building The new Postville Electric firm Has purchased the Norris Blegen building now being used as the "76" Bottling Works and will open for business at these quarters on Sejiiember 1, it was announced this week ^-rThe firm will be a partner- ihip- operated by Charles Schulz and Roger Fullerton. Norris Blegen will continue to make his home in Postville and will continue the distributing agency of the "78" company. He is obtaining quarters now for he and his family. I. O. O. F. To Hold Annual Stag Party •Members of Postville Lodge, No. 707, I. O. O. F„ will hold their annual stag party on Friday evening,' August 13, it was announced. After a short lodge session, members will go to the, Big -Four Fair grounds where a dinner will be served to members only. This will be followed by a social time. All members are urged to attend. During the month of July, 26 herds were tested in the Allamakaa Dairy Herd-Improvement association, according to a report by Clement W. Larkin, supervisor. The number of. cows in milk totaled 488, 78 were dry, with the total number of cows tested totaling 566. The average production per cow was 726 pounds of milk and 27 pounds of butterfat. Twenty-six cows produced over 50 pounds of butterfat. The 305-day lactation records completed during the month included the following: Kenneth J. Schultz, Postville, registered Holstein, produced 11,011 pounds of milk, 461.9 pounds butterfat; Kenneth Schultz, grade Holstein, pro duced 12,977 pounds of milk, 416.3 pounds butterfat; Lyle Zieman Luana, grade Holstein, produced 10,753 pounds of milk, 394.5 pounds butterfat; Kenneth Schultz, grade Holstein, produced 10,672 pounds of milk, 369.2 pounds butterfat; Earl F. Miller and Son, Postville, registered Holstein, produced 10,711 pounds of milk, 353.6 pounds butterfat. Fayette No. 4 Report In the D. H. I. A. No. 4 of Fayette county, 24 herds were tested, 388 cows milking, 51 dry, and produced an average of 726 pounds of milk and 27.7 pounds of butterfat. The five high herds were Jerry N. Spencer, registered Guernsey, 831 pounds of milk, 41.9 pounds butterfat; Edward Steffens and'| Sons, Holstein, 1173 pounds of! milk, 40.3 pounds butterfat; Arthur Schmelzer, Brown Swiss, 895 pounds of milk, 37.1 pounds of .but' terfat; James Gunderson and E. H. Estey, Holstein, 1043 pounds of milk, 36.8 pounds butterfat. Howard Boyle, Guernsey, 844 pounds of milk, 35.6 pounds butterfat Of the 305-day lactation records completed during the month, the following are listed: Kenneth Kerr, two Holsteins, one produced 431.8 and the other 484.2 pounds butter' fat; John Luder and sons, two Guernseys, 450.3 and 403.0 pounds butterfat; Irving Deering, three Holsteins, 414.7, 463,7 and 401.1 pounds butterfat; Ruth and Dale The premium lists for the forthcoming Big-Four Fair to be held in Postville, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 3, 4, and 6 will be ready for distribution this week. They may be secured from the secretary, A. S. Burdick, or in any of the local business places. The book, 90 pages this year, is a product of the Postville Herald's commercial printing department. It contains all the information concerning exhibits and premiums offered in the various departments and also sets forth many of the free acts and entertainment features to be offered at this year's fair. , ,• Humphrey Real Estate^ Under New Management 'The Chamberlain Real Estate and Business Exchange of Cedar Rapids this week assumed the J. T. Humphrey real estate business, according to announcement made by the exchange. The firm will continue to operate in Postville at the same location and Mr. Humphrey will continue in the business as an employee gf the new owners for the time being. Mr. Humphrey has been in the real estate business in Postville for the past 12 years. The firm will continue to specialize in farms, houses, business and business properties. New Style Shop To Open On Saturday /A new style shop will be opened in"Postville Saturday, to be known as Dereen Style Shop, located in the Stone building next to the Farmers Telephone office. Miss Olive Grinder and Mrs. Mildred Overeen are ^he new proprietors of the style center?") The"shop will hold a grand opening Saturday with door prizes to be given. The building has undergone a complete remodeling in preparation for the opening and the merchandise display will be of the latest in women's fashions. The shop will also handle children's ready-to-wear articles. Granaries Filled To Overflowing This Year In The Area Most threshing has been com pleted in the area with granaries filled to roof top levels and storage space has become a problem on some farms. The crop is the heaviest produced here in years and many are talking of it being bigger than they had ever experienced before. Along with the record are stories of abundant yields, in some instan ces reaching near the 100 bushels per acre mark. The average yield seems to be over the 70 bushel mark, according to reports re ceived. Irving Deering, who farms south' west of Postville, threshed 5,985 bushels of oats from 66 acres for an average 90 plus yield per acre. Most of his crop was Clinton oats with only a few acres of another variety. Robert A. Foals, who is farming the Henry Landt farm south of Luana, threshed 3,200 bushels of oats off 36 acres, which is an average of 92 bushels per acre. Thirty acres were planted to Clinton oats and six to Tama. The Clinton oats was far the heaviest of the two yields. There are many reports of yields in the 80 bushel class and a num ber in the 90 bushel class. Elkader Fair To Open At Elkader Tuesday The Elkader Fair will be held at Elkader beginning next Tuesday, August 17 and continuing thru four days. One of the feature attractions of the opening day will be Jimmie Lynch Death Dodgers with a show of daredevil performers. Two baseball games have been scheduled, one Wednesday and one Thursday. Ruth Thompson's famous White Horse Show-will be the main attraction of the final day Friday. The Royal United Shows will be on the midway during the entire fair time. Drivers Examiners To Be Here AH Day Monday Drivers examiners will be in Postville again Monday, August 16, to give examinations on- the drivers renewal schedule now in process, according to William F. Foels, town marshal. The team will be at their regular station at Memorial Hall. Open at 9 A. M. Examinations and renewals will be given from 9:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. and drivers renewals only will be given during the time of 4:00 to 5:00 p. m. Post card notices have been sent out to all drivers who will be required to renew during the present month. Ruckdaschel Motors . \ To Build New Addition u Wprk was started this week on tearing down the wooden office building at the front of Ruckdaschel Motors with new construction to be started as soon as the old is removed, according to owner Elrie Ruckdaschel. y 1 The work is being done*"by" the contracting firm of Fred C. Ruckdaschel. The old two story frame office building now sits at the front cor ner of the garage. This entire section will be torn out and be replaced by a two story brick and tile constructed building tied in with the garage. The new building will provide display rooms for new cars. Pen Pals of30 Years Ago Meet Here For First Time Turner, two Holsteins, 415.6 and 4916 pounds butterfat; Carl Lueder, five Guernseys, 546.7, 507.9. 539.5, 400 5 457.7 pounds butterfat; Karl Miller, Brown Swiss, 444.0 pounds butterfat, . v . . 'Two people who had been cor- Fespohding for over 30 years finally met each other in a personal greeting for the first time in a bus, terminal in Chicago last week and broadened a friendship which had grown thru years of exchanging letters. ~) X>irs' H. J. Kramer of Postville, one of the correspondents, went to Chicago last Wednesday to meet Miss Misse Mueller, ot Holding, Denmark, the other correspondent who is in this country visiting. As Miss Mueller stepped off the bus She was recognized Immediately by Mrs. Kramer and welcomed to the United Statesa •The'"acquaintance of these two people dates back over thirty years when as a grade school student, Mrs. Kramer.chose Misse Mueller, a distant relative, as a pen pal in an exchange of historical material of the two countries. Letters have been going from the 'United States to Denmark and from Denmark to I the United States since that first! exchange. Miss Mueller came to Canadc first where she visited a brother in Toronto and then came by bus to Chicago .where .the was. met by Mrs. Kramer. Mrs. Kramer then brought her guest to Postville where she remained until Monday of this week when the return journey was started. Miss Mueller is employed by a cooperative dairy equipment manufacturing company at Kolding. She speaks several different languages having traveled thru /many of the northern European countries during her summer vacations. Her knowledge of English, as spoken by Americans, was restricted to study from books and she experienced the sound of these spoken words for the first time on her visit here. She found the language too fast for her to understand at first but soon got used to it and conducted an exchange of conversation with little difficulty. The Kramers report . that' Miss Mueller was especially impressed with the abundance of everything she found here in this country. She was introduced to pop corn for the first time and found it likeable to her taste. Miss Mueller left for her home Monday with a renewal of the vows to continue the friendship thru a continuance of the correspondence which started years ago. Two 4-H Youths Win Honors At National y Donald Elvers and Lloyd Bigler, representing the Grand Meadow Go-Getters 4-H club, won top honors at the achievement show held at the Clayton County Fair at National last weekendrs There were four other clubs competing. The contest was a demonstration. The winning demonstration was on the selection of exterior paint. A board of judges declared it outstanding and awarded Donald and Lloyd first place. Hold Regular Meeting The Grand Meadow Go-Getters held their regular monthly meeting at the home of Harvey Plaht on August 2. Nine members answered roll call by naming exhibits that they would show at the fair. Marilyn Marting led a discussion on making preparations for showing 4-H projects. Lunch was served by Mrs. Plaht. The next meeting will be held at Roger and Victor Amundson on September 6. School Bells To Ring Early Here This Year Students Will Return To Classes August 30 For Full Day Report Given On Security Drive Roger F. Warin, state director of the United States savings bonds division for Iowa, announced today that total Security Loan drive sales of series E, F and G bonds, exclusive of special investors' purchases, amounted to $74,596,632. Iowa's quota was $100,000,000. Sales to special investors, not including commercial banks, were $10,870,000, while sales to commercial banks reached $29,508,000. To tal sales in all three classifications amounted to $114,974,632. Warin explained that the final sales reports are segregated because the treasury department permitted special investor classes, such as trust funds, building and loan associations and insurance com panies, to invest up to one million dollars in series F and G bonds, and commercial banks could invest up to $100,000' in F or G bonds, during the first two weeks in July. The decision to increase the limit on holding of F and G bonds to the special investors, and to permit commercial banks to make purchases, was reached after the state and county quotas were established, and should be considered apart from E, F and G bond sales to individuals, Warin said. "Most of the work during the Security Loan drive was. done by hundreds of volunteers who neg lected their own interests to sell savings bonds, and the time and energy they devoted to the job deserves the highest commendation,' Warin continued. Quotas, sales, percentages of quotas reached, and sales to special investors and commercial banks are shown for the four county area: Allamakee county sold $422,494 or 70.31 per cent of its "quota ot $600,837. Clayton county sold $675,050 or 74.77 per cent of its quota of $902,738. Fayette county sold $644,610 or 66.62 per cent of its quota of $967,428.. Winneshiek county sold $563,886 or 70.78 per cent of its quota of $796,574- Monday, August 30, will be the* opening day for the Postville school this year. School will be held * full day the first day this year front- nine to four, and all classes, in both high school and grade school, will be run through their jegular schedule with the exception of the kindergarten. School is opening: earlier this year to try to carry out the state's ruling that every school must have 180 actual days of school. No school will be held on Monday, September 6, because of the Big- Four Fair. Contrary to false reports, the Postville kindergarten will not operate a full day for kindergarten children. The kindergarten children will be divided into two groups starting Wednesday morning, September 1. One group will meet in the morning from 9:00 to 11:00, and the other group will meet from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon. Parents will be given a chance to indicate their preference and the division will be made on this basis as far as possible. If this is not possible, division will be by lot. Parents will be notified Tuesday which group their child is to attend. For the first two days all of the children in kindergarten will attend school from 9:00 to 11:00 in the morning. Parents may bring the kindergarten children the first couple of days, but they are urged not to linger around the kindergarten room during the first few- days. .Division of the kindergarten was made necessary by the fact that the kindergarten room is too small to accommodate the total kin-' dergarten enrollment. Registration for high school students will be held in the principal's office before school opens. It is important that all high school students register before school opens this year. The principal's office will be open on Monday, August 23, from 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.; on Tuesday, August 24 from. 1:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m. and from 7:0O p. m. to 9:00 p. m.; and on Wednesday, August 25 from 1:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m. and from 6:30 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. for this purpose. Announcement of the complete faculty list will be made next week. Clermont "Dairy Days" Start Next Saturday The big annual Clermont "Dairy Days," Clermont Community Club's Free Gift to the People, will be held this year on Saturday and Sunday, afternoons and evenings, August 14th and 15th. Prominent speakers have been engaged for each day: Carroll O. Switzer, Democratic candidate for Governor of Iowa, Saturday evening; George A. Wilson, U. S. Senator from Iowa, Sunday afternoon; William S. Beardsley, Republican candidate for Governor of Iowa, Sunday evening. There will be^bigger and better programs of free platform attractions than ever before. Pirates Will Play Castalia On Sunday The Postville Pirates will resume Scenic League competition next Sunday when they journey to Castalia to play. The Pirates are still in second place in league standings with no change recorded last week as all games were rained out. The Pirates who were idle in league play, scheduled a game with Decorah here Sunday but rain halted this competition. The Junior Pirates, who were to have played Lansing Junior Legion, at Lansing, were also grounded by the wet weather. Trial Jurors Drawn For September Court Term Jurors were drawn this week by County Clerk Otto Fossum to' serve at the September term of court to be held at the court house in Waukon. Jurors will be notified by the county sheriff when their services will be required. Following are the trial jurors drawn from the Postville vicinity: Adelaide Beucher and Murtis Gordanier of Postville and Earl Miller of Franklin township.

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