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k ilor Awards resented At he State Fair urtccn persons received Iowa ,. awards at the Iowa State this week. Eleven of the received Valor buttons sig- .ng (hey risked their lives in s of heroism. The others were gnized for life saving.- ose honored were Gordon Mc- of Mason City who rescued n Pearson from the raffing waters of Lime Creek; Mrs. i Sanborn of Madrid who was umcntal in seeing that 63 el- men and women got to safety c fire nt the Lutheran Home the aged; Robert Myers of ;, who rescued Richard Powell the Des Moines river but was le to pull the boy's father to v; Frank Jacobs of Lake City, dent at the University of Iowa, j pulled Philip Penningroth an old stone quarry at Iowa and saved the boy's life by ap- g artificial respiration, well Plum of Reinbeck risked own life to save Kenneth Bir- aged 8, who had slipped into „ Hawk creek; Jerald Lee ,'n, 16-year-old Decorah youth, ayed exceptional courage in g Sally Sharp from drowning e Upper Iowa river last June; , Elston of Leon risked his life ill Wade Fulton, a paralysis !e, from a grass fire, although n was so badly burned he succumbed. arles Curtis, 13-year-old of Des >s, was the youngest recipient :e award. He saved David iihs from drowning in River- lagoon after a boat had cap- rcc awards were given as a re- of the explosion in the Hoehl e in Oskaloosa last winter. Penn college students—Her- Standing and Richard Sten- c of New York City —and st Weed, an employee of the , rescued three persons from burning house. tricia J. Closs of Spirit Lake, Iowa State College student, ed a four-year-old Omaha .....I Spirit Lake two years ago was honored this year; Mrs. rmain Jones of Wapello was red for the quick-thinking at ; which saved Janice Fulton drowning in a lake; Kenneth of Boone pulled Susan Park an abandoned cistern and ap- nrtificial respiration to save girl's life. Employment Gain e July survey of the state r department showed a 1.8 per gain in employment over June 3.3 per cent over July of last However, the survey of 370 s showed a drop of 3.2 per cent e average weekly wage earned AM, which was 9.5 per cent r than the average wage of . reported last July, e greatest employment gain 5.7 per cent in food and kin- products. Politics In The Air i month will see both major 5 intensifying their cams for the general election in The Republicans al- have held meetings in each e eight congressional districts report good attendance despite heat. Carrol O. Switzer, Polk ty attorney and Democratic raatorial candidate, reports he e to nearly 15,000 persons dur- cr.e week in August and is I with the response, Publican state headquarters moved to the Kirkwood 'in?, giving the GOP ground office space in which to con the drive. Publican leaders reportedly are "'bed with the attitude of •confidence shown by some Means, many of whom feel Hion "is in the bag." GOP " B are battling that attitude « strenuous campaign and are »ng a "vote-it-straight" drive, -•ocrats are confident they Guy Gillette to succeed George Wilson. Republicans. ! other hand, will stress the lance of electing Wilson be" t a switch of four seats in the ; could swing the \balance of er <o the Democrats. Several eastern leaders reportedly expressed concern over the "•Gillette battle, which pub- Pinion polls indicates, will be "west of any contest in No- democratic leaders how- ,w e confident of victory al- they see litle possibility of "E Iowa's 10 electoral votes. September 23 Deadline *<>u«h minor parties and indent candidates cannot file un- T ,t mbcr ' two ' fllin Ss were ™ he Secretary of State's of- m week. The Prohibition certified its candidates, and I, J- Bal lhagen of New Hart POSTVILLE HERALD Fifty-Sixth Year. A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1948. Number 44. Biq-4 Fair Sta H 427 Enrollment In Local Schools On Opening Day Figures Show Decrease Over 1947 First Day; 24 In The Kindergarten .Total • enrollment in Postville public schools was 247 at the count taken the first day of school which opened Monday. This enrollment figure is 24 less than the first day counting of last year but the figure is expected to go higher when others still on vacation report to their classes. Of those enrolling Monday morning. 190 are in high school and 237 in the grades. Last year the breakdown was 202 in high school and 249 in the grades. In high school the freshman class had 45 enrolecs; sophomores 54; juniors 45 and seniors 46. Enrollment in the grades was as follows: 24 in kindergarten; 32 in first grade; 21 in second grade; 27 in third grade; 30 in fourth grade; 26 in fifth grade; 27 in sixth grade; 22 in seventh grade and 28 in eighth grade. Kindergarten Entry. Children are allowed to enter the kindergarten of the Postville school at the youngest age of any school in a group of 146 comparable schools questioned in a recent sla vey. This survey was made re cently by the Winfield Consoli dated school of towns in Iowa with a similar school enrollment and town population. Students who will be five before March first of next year were allowed to enter the Postville kindergarten this fall. Six by March first of next year was the minimum age for students to enter the Postville first grade. These age limits were set by the Postville board of education a number of years ago and have not been changed recently. Of the schools questioned in this survey, a detailed analysis of the dates, by which a child must reach his fifth birthday to enter kindergarten, now in use by the schools is shown in the table below: First column refers to date by which fifth birthday must be reached to enter kindergarten. Second Column refers to number of schools observing date. ..... 11 Fire Destroys Farm Home Near Luana /\ On Thursday Night ; Fire of undetermined origin completely destroyed the house on the Lou Engelhardt farm one and one-half miles south of Luana occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Voelz last Thursday night. Carl Voelz is a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Engelhardt. ; The Voelz's were returning home shortly after 11:00 from visiting friends near Gunder when they discovered the blaze, which had at that time spread through the entire house. They placed a call for the Luana and Monona fire departments who were able to save the other farm buildings on their arrival. The entire contents of the house which was remodeled last fall was burned. The building and its contents was covered by insurance. ANNIVERSARY - AND PEACE Med as an independent tor the ' county state representative. • Moore of New Hartford, a kl!c an, is the present rep- Utivc. Christian Action Party, has headquarters in Chicago, uke d the Secretary of State ^tinued on Page Three) Day school starts September 1 or day school starts whichever comes last September 1 ; September 10 September 15 September 30 Thirty days after school opens... Six weeks after school opens October 1 October 15 October 31 Two months after school opens. November 1 November 15 November 30 December 1 December 31 January 1 January 20 I March 1 I (This latter is Postville!) This table shows that the great majority of these schools require that the kindergarten child be five before November 1, which is four months earlier than is required by the Postville ruling. Such a ruling in the Postville kindergarten would eliminate only two students now enrolled in the kindergarten. The Iowa State Education association will sponsor a bill in the general assembly next spring to make the age requirement uniform for all Iowa schools. This bill would require that all children be five years of age by September 30 in order to enter kindergarten. It would also require that students be six years of age by September 30 in order to enter first grade. The theory behind all such rules is that children are often sent to school before they are mentally and physically developed enough to - —i -nhnntine. Ex- Rain Brings Needed Moisture For Crops Heavy downpours of rain Sunday evening brought the first good rainfall to this vicinity in several months aiding considerably the pastures, new seedings of clover and alfalfa, and the corn crop. Rain again this morning added to the total which is well over two inches for the week so far. There was some hail throughout the entire vicinity but damage was not extensive in any particular areas. There was a strip north of Postville and another south of town where leaves were stripped from the stalk but in most of the locality, only minor damage was done. Friday ... UKA60THIS HKK JAmi UNCONDITIONALLY SUFFUNDkHtV TO THB UNITBD STATES Body of Former Postville; Boy Is Being Returned}/ i \ ..The body of Pvt. Donald F. Koth' of Monona, formerly a resident of Postville, is among 2,081 Americans being returned to America from Italy aboard the army transport, Carroll Victory, according to an announcement made Monday by the department of army. Pvt. Koth was serving with the army in ItalyJ All of these Americans lost their lives during World War II. They were originally buried in temporary military cemeteries in Italy. Pirates Drop Tilt To Harpers Ferry The Postville Pirates met their match again Sunday with Harpers Ferry walking away with an 8 to 3 victory to drop the Postville nine further down on the Scenic League ladder. Postville again outhit their opponents 6 to 5 but their fielding was ragged. Five Pirate errors aided Harpers considerably in their bid for victory. In the second inning, Harpers scored twice without a hit to back the drive. A base on balls and three errors accounted for both tallies. Marston started on the mound for the Pirates but was replaced by Tehel; Schultz was behind the plate. Robenson twirled for Harpers with Valley on the receiving end. Box Score Postville 3 AB Rima, ss .'. 4 Gericke, If 2 G. Schultz, rf 4 D. Mork, 3b 4 Meyer, lb 4 Tehel, cf, p 4 Schultz, c All Space Rented In Exhibition Hall Among the many interesting exhibits at the Big-Four Fair will again be the display booths in exhibition hall. All space is rented this year and fairgoers will find new merchandise for town and country shown by exhibitors. The booths will be occupied by Hall Roberts' Son Elevator, Nyberg's Farm and Home Supply, Laurence Hofer, Lawrence Block, Karl Erb, Emma Burdick, Farmers Store, John Gregg and Sons Lumber Company, Hoth Brothers Hardware, James Overland, Leo Drier, Koevenig Hardware, Louis" Schutte and Sons, Meyer's Four-County Hatchery, Dairy Improvement Association, Paul Sonnkalb, Postville Feed Mill, Leslie Seeland, Hansen and Matson, and Postville Refrigeration Service. In addition to the displays in the fair house, many outdoor displays have been spoken for. While at the fair be sure to visit these displays and see firsthand the new farm and home inventions. Only $6,100 To Go On Packing Plant Stock Sale of common stock in Postville Quality Foods was all but completed today but there still remained $6,100 to be sold before the $200,000 mark would be reached and construction work allowed to begin. The board of directors of the company met last night and determined that the $6,100 was the actual amount left to be raised in the drive. Sale of stock will continue until this shortage has been made up, it was announced, with a deadline of September 7 set for the task. The entire $200,000 must be raised before any further plans can be made. Fred Groth, president of the company, announces that the materials for the building construction have been lined up and delivery of the necessary items has been assured. "The Enchanted Valley" Coming To Iris Theatre Many who attended the showing of I "The Enchanted Forest" last spring must remember what a fine show it was for those who love pets. "Johnny" Racoon, the pet squirrels, the deer and several other wild animals, coming to the Iris Thursday, Friday, Saturday, September 2, 3, 4, is the sequel to this previous fine film. It is entitled "The Enchanted Valley." Filmed in cinecolor this is really a treat for both young and old. The heart appeal and pathos of the film has seldom been equalled in any picture. Bank robbers hiding out move in to the home of a crippled boy and his grandfather. How they are regenerated by the kindly pair is a wholesome and clean story. The pet squirrel, the racoons, the cub bears are the cutest things imaginable and they are not only cute and cunning but very amusing as well. In addition there is Walt Disneys technicolor cartoon, "Donald Ducks Dilemna," and also his "Figaro Fiesta" also in technicolor. This program is one of -the finest the Iris theater has ever offered to lovers of "wild" pets. "The State Of The Union" with Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Van Johnson, and Angela Lansberry comes to the Iris theater Sunday and Monday, September 5 and 6. This is one of the many big ones headed for the Iris this coming season. Spencer Tracy is terrific and Van Johnson is right on his trail. The box office cash registers all over the entire country, in small towns as well as large, are tinkling merrily when the film comes to town. Owing to the length of this fine attraction there will be two shows each night at 7:00 and 9:30 p. m. Iris Theatre Management. Postville Stores To Close 2 Afternoons For Big-Four Fair Postville stores and professional offices will close Saturday and Monday again this year in order that all might share in the presentations at the Big-Four Fair, according to a Commercial Club announcement this week. Closing hours Saturday will be from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p. m. and on Monday from 12:00 noon for the balance of the day. This custom has been followed by the stores for a number of years so that owners and employees may have an opportunity to see the fair. The Postville Schools will observe Labor Day, Monday, September 6, allowing students to have that day for the fair as well as their regular weekend of Saturday and Sunday. Postville Man First To Register In Draft |L £A£ty-three county men registered the first day of the draft Monday at the local board office in the court house in Waukon. The first man to fill out the required form was Vernis V. Engelhardt of Postville. He checked in at room 200, in the court house at 9:30 a. rnT\ Those to register in the comirfg week will be as follows: Those born in: 1923 will register September 1. Those born in 1924 will register on September 2 or 3. Those born in 1925 will register on September 4 or 5. Those born in 1926 will register on September 8 or 9. Great Array Of Entertainment In Store For Event Five Births Reported At Postville Hospital Five births, four boys and one girl, were reported at the Postville hospital during the past week. Following is a list of the new arrivals as recorded at the hospital. Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Folsum, Postville, August 26, weighing eight pounds and three ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Lorence Gelson, Postville, August 28, weighing seven pounds and two ounces. Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Westby, Luana, August 28, weighing eight pounds and seven ounces. Son born to Mr. and Mrs. George Schupbach, Elgin, August 30, weighing eight pounds and 13 ounces. Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Neverman, Monona, September 1, weighing seven pounds and three ounces. T. Mork, 2b 3 Marston, p, cf 3 Walby, 2b 0 ana pnysiiai.j v.. benefit by formal schooling. E: perls believe that a child's ey t » may be injured by attempting to read before he is physically mature enough to do so. Detrimental nervous strain is also said to resuH when immature students are sent to school. (Continued on Page Ten) Totals Harpers Ferr Boardman, cf Quillion, 3b .... Valley, c Williams, lb .. R. Kraple, ss.. Schultz, If Orthoff, 2b Corrigan, rf ... Robenson, p ... Totals 32 AB .... 5 .... 3 .... 4 .... 3 .... 3 .... 3 ... 4 ... 4 ... 4 33 R H E 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 5 5 R H E 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 8 6 1 Score By Innings Postville 000 300 000-3 Harpers Ferry ........122 010 002-8 Commercial Club Will Meet On September 16 The Postville Commercial Club will hold their first fall meeting on Thursday, September 16, according to announcement made by Earl Abernethy, club president. The board of directors of the Commercial Club met Monday evening and discussed plans for the meeting. The program committee has a program of entertainment about ready and it will be announced in next week's issue of the Herald. The club has been recessed since May. Firemen Postpone Their Meeting To September 13 The Postville Volunteer Fire Department has postponed their regular meeting from Monday evening, September 6, to Monday evening, September 13, it was announced this week by Fire Chief Burr Cook. The change in the meeting schedule was made as the meeting next Monday would have fallen on the final night of the Big-Four Fair. • • i 4-H Members Will Compete In Fair Here The Big-Four Fair at Postville will be this week, September 3 to 6 inclusive. Friday will be entry day with judging of all 4 -H and other exhibits taking place. Satur day. Baby beeves and market pigs and lambs will be sold at public auction on Monday afternoon the last day of the fair, September 6. The Allamakee county Four-H club organizations will be represented in all 4-H exhibits. The boys' livestock clubs with dairy and baby beef entries while the 4 -H girls' club organization will be on hand with demonstration teams and booth exhibits. In competition, similar entries will be from Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties. The Big-Four Fair books have been mailed out to the 4 -H club leaders and additional supplies will be available at the Farm Bureau Office for those calling for them. The Allamakee County 4 -H girls club organization will be represented with a demonstration team and booth. The demonstration team will be from the Postville Sunshine Makers under the leadership of Mrs. John Martins. Members of the demonstration team are Murtis Sanders and Jeannine Harris and their demonstration will be "Tips on Tops." This team will also represent the county with a 4 -H booth exhibit. Final Rites Held For F. W. Pliester /-S^meia\ services were held Friday afternoon at the Community Presbyterian Church for Frederick W. Pliester, 68, former resident of Postville, who passed away Mon day, August 23, at his home in Maynard, Iowa. J Dr. R. F. Galloway of Cedar'Rapids, former pastor of the Community Church here, assisted by Rev. Eldon A. Seamans, conducted the service. Burial was made in the Postville cemetery. Born In 1880 Frederick William Pliester, son of Herman and Sophia Pliester, was born August 9, 1880 and passed away at his home in Maynard Tuesday morning, August 23, at the age of 68 years, 14 days. After the age of four years, he moved with his parents and sister to Postville settling on a farm near town. On June 16, 1909 he was united in marriage with Miss Grace Hill of Decorah. They made their home on a farm five miles northwest of Postville. In December 1919 they moved to Postville where for nine years he was engaged in the carpenter' trade. In 1928 they moved to Decorah and made their home for 17 years. In 1945 they moved to Maynard. Mr. Pliester was the last of his immediate family, his parents and sister preceded him in death some years ago. He is..survived by his wife, two sons, Ralph of Maynard and Ray of Oelwein, and a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Helgeson of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, and also five grandchildren. . . - j Activity at the Big-Four Fair grounds is on the jump today as final preparations are being made for the opening of the fair Friday, September 3, and continuing Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 4, 5 and 6. Most of the sections of the Sunset Amusement Company's midway are already here and others will move in tomorrow. The officers and directors have busied themselves for several- months to assemble a host of entertainment features to make for a truly great fair this year, and have been given assurance that the exhibits in the various departments will be the greatest ever assembled here. In fact, early entries indicate that some departments will be taxed to the limit for space to accomodate the exhibits to be brought here. Friday Entry Day The fair has set Friday for entry day on which the livestock and other exhibits are to be brought to the fair grounds. Friday night the first entertainment program will be presented with a full program of free acts on the stage. The Postville band ot sixty pieces has again been designated the official band of the fair and they will play Friday night. Other featured entertainers to appear during the fair are Kenny Brothers and Doris, a horizontal bar act presented by a great troupe; V-Roy will act as master of ceremonies and will also present his famous magic act; Earl Wright and Company will present a canine revue act and in addition Earl Wright, the showman, will bring you' his famous Table Rock act which he had done for years; Danny Daniels, will do a snappy act in juggling using various objects such as balls, clubs, knives and hatchets; Frank and Bernice Dean will present a trick and fancy riding act with trick and fancy roping included and will be dressed in all the western splendor of their portrayal; The Engfords will present a fine equillibrist act; Kinrad and Simmons will bring their roller skating act to the stage; Charlie Brugge, pantomime musical clown, will present a different act than you have ever seen; and other acts are also included. Baseball Games The fair has booked three baseball games for the event. On Saturday two Scenic League teams, Postville and Castalia, will tangle with the game to start at 1:00 p. m. Sunday's tilt will pit Farmersburg .against Postville in a Scenic League contest. Monday's contest will bring together the two league leaders in this vicinity. Monona, who is leading the Scenic League, will play West Union, who is leading the Upper Iowa League. This game should provide a number of thrills. Large Midway The midway attractions this year will be of the best with the Sunset Amusement Company, the mid west's largest truck-transported show, bringing 15 rides, 10 shows and 40 merchandise concessions. Fair goers have asked for a bigger and better midway and they are going to get it this year, according to Secretary Art Burdick. Dances Three Nights As usual, dance lovers haven't been overlooked this year either. Tom Owen and his Cowboys will play for the opening night of the fair on Friday. Tom Owen will again play for the dancing pleasure Saturday night. Ray Alto and his cowboys will provide the music for the dancing entertainment Monday night. It's Your Fair Every member of the family will find at the Big-Four Fair something to His liking. The big midway shows with the numerous rides and shows will lend glamour to the exposition; the Community Hospital Auxiliary's dining room, newly equipped with sanitary facilities and comfortable seating arrangements will care for the hungry and thirsty, and the various attractfons should afford a focal point for young and old who are seeking a few days of relaxation after the busy season in shop and on the farmsteads.