Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on September 8, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 1

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 8, 1948
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J care 1 .000. II eek Means To Surplus In fate Treasury •eislolivc proposals already are "drafted with the view of tak- re of part of the state's ,000 treasury surplus. Four ilators have indicated they will a bill in tne next session to Iowa's $85,000,000 World , bonus from the state treas- ithout a property tax. Iowa will decide in November the bonus should be paid, now stands, the attorney has ruled that the bonus paid from a property tax, the four legislators—State ,rs George Faul of Des lts , John Berg of Cedar Falls Art Jacobson of Waukon and ientative M. F. Hicklin of e |lo, all Republicans—propose itlre the 85-million bond issue igh an appropriation, thus ,ing it necessary only to issue (bonds, to satisfy state constitu- ll requirements. ilitical observers see the pros- i for several measures before icxt legislature to use the state nnd many feel the bonus , may be popular in view of its [political aspects. Democrats In September sidont Truman heads a list of top-ranking Democrats who ,'isit Iowa this month as the bunches its election drive in it. The President will speak ;raber 18 at Dexter at the mal plowing contest, the first a chief executive has visit- Sic state since 1936 when the president Roosevelt was in Moines. Attorney-General Tom spoke at a big Labor Day in Des Moines last Monday; itary of Agriculture Charles man will be in Des Moines for itimonial dinner for Al Love- and Mrs. India Edwards, head le women's division of the na- committee plans a series of ings in the state during the POSTVILLE HERALD Fifty-Sixth Year. A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Bher |ral I be •ugh Class Officers Are Elected At High School Student Council Also Elects Officers And Recommends Changes Class j Independent Candidates i deadline for filing by Inde- ient candidates is September Ind already two candidates for representative have certified • petitions to get on the bal- I Two years ago there was not Lie candidate running as an {pendent.' M. F. Springer of . who was defeated in the |ocratic primary, has filed for :r county representative, and : W. Ballhagen of New Harti will run as an independent t idaie for Butler county repre- itive. Hauge May Quit ( lehouse sources say Herbert e may quit in January as a jer of the state board of con- The reason advanced for his i to quit in January is that le feels that the incoming gov- should make the appoint- lf he should quit now the liniment would be made by j Robert D. Blue, whose' jerm jgovernor ends in January, e's term would not have ex- 1 until 1953. but he is said to I he should get back to his law lice, which he left to spend five s in the army and three years be board. '. Hopkins, senior board mem- will reach his 65th birthday in mber and may quit at that • His present term expires I June 30. The other member i. Redman of Sac City, is serv |an interim appointment and have been hints that he not be re-appointed when |legislBture convenes. Fair Attendance wing of schools early in Iowa 'all cut sharply into state •tendance. Many schools open- k last week in August, the 1 week of the fair. During Ifirsj three days of the expo^ all records for attendance i smashed, but there was a Mile drop in attendance m Monday of the final week f a 'f officials say it was the re- lot school's opening throughout fte- Whether that factor will fonsidered in planning .next ! . 'air has not been indicated ( llr oflicials. However, receipts |>« to stay ahead of last year • 'air again made a neat The weather, cool and y Part of the second week, all's warned for some of the at- fx* drop. F Mms Show Profit 1 state board of control re( i recently that 15 farms under »tfol showed a net income of * las ' year. The farms pro- k > total of $1,075,620 in goods Pta totaled $820,203, accord- 6 ,the report by chairman P. F. ms ' >The nine larger larms •Kd 234 acres and produced a pi com crop. The six F 'arms average 258 acres in ' "Port said that the gross f °1 all crops was $70 an acre »operating expense or near'•Plus machinery cost ot $3.85, f a "vet income of approxl- W per acre. "Me. Gov. Robert D. Blue a «J «4he would make several 1 yau &ued on Page Two) officers were elected by the various high school classes on Thursday and are as follows: Freshmen: Jean Christofferson, president; Ralph Gunderson, vice president; Dickie Schlee, secretary- treasurer; Nora Peake, representative on the student council. Sophomores: Richard Searls, president; Carole Schultz, vice president; Mary Miene, secretary- treasurer; Marlene Schupbach, representative on the student council Juniors: Jack Schultz, president George Bachelder. vice president Ruth Anne Christofferson, secretary-treasurer; Jeannine Harris, representative on the student council. Seniors: Cloy Miene, president LeRoy Duwe, vice president; John Svendsen, secretary-treasurer; Ed Green, representative on the stu student council"'} In a student council meeting on Friday the following officers were elected: Cloy Mirne, president; Ed Green, vice president; Jeannine Harris, secretary-treasurer. The student council adopted Friday, October 22, as homecoming for this year with Postville playing its traditional rival Waukon in the football game that afternoon. The council also recommended that the faculty should sponsor the first school party this year since nearly all of the activity tickets are already paid. Dates for the other school parties were assigned as follows. Friday night, September 17, seniors; September 24, juniors; October 1, sophomores; October 22, cheerleaders; October 29, freshmen October 8, remains open. A committee was appointed to recommend changes in the constitution and to draw up the budget for the coming year. The following students were selected for the second team cheerleaders last Friday: Clarine Olson, Shirley Topel, Jean Schultz, Dorothy Heins, and Beverly Brown. Assembly Program. On Tuesday morning. September 14, at 10:00 a. m., "On the Beam" an illustrated lecture on science in aviation will be presented as an assembly program for the high school and junior high school by Glenn L. Morris. Mr. Morris comes to the Postville High School under the sponsorship of the program service of the University of Minnesota. This program has been given for the last 25 years in front of over 6,000 audiences. The public is cordially invited to attend this program. Five other such assembly programs have been booked by the school for the current year. Tests Are Given Postville High School students last Thurday and Friday took the Iowa tests of Educational Development provided by the testing services of the State University of Iowa. The major purpose of these tests is to provide high school teachers with dependable measures of the general educational growth and development of the individual pupils to the end that instruction and guidance may thereby be better adapted to the individual pupil needs. These tests also give a more dependable and objective basis for the over-all evaluation of the entire educational offering of the school. About 500 Iowa high schools will give these tests to their students this fall. The batterv includes tests on the following: Understanding of Basic Social Concepts, General Background in the Natural Sciences Correctness and Effectiveness of Writing, Ability to Do Quantitative Thinking, Ability to Interpre Reading Materials in the Social Studies, Ability to Interpret Read- POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1948. Water Rates Will Be Raised 50% Effective At Once An ordinance fixing new water Krates and amending present water jyate ordinances was passed by the Town Council last Friday evening at a meeting held in the counci) rooms at Community Hall. A study of the water rates throughout the state was made by council members and engineers and it was determined that Postville rates were lower than in many other communities of com parable size. The council members, with this in mind, voted to raise the "present rates by 50 per cent which will still leave Postville within the limits of other towns of similar population. The raise in rates was necessitated to retire bonds in the amount of $40,000 which are to be sold to handle the cost of the water plant construction and improvement project. Bonds are payable only through the earning of the water plant and must be retired in 20 years. Engineers estimate that the new water rate would raise $60,000 in 20 years and would allow the town to retire the bonds within 10 years. The bonds can be recalled and i-etircd at any time after 1953. Number 45. Funeral Services Are Held Saturday For Mrs. F. Hangartner :ral services for Mrs. Fred Hangartner, 49, were held Saturday at the Community Presbyterian Church with Rev. Eldon A. Seamans conducting the services with bjurial. in ...the..PostviJle.cemetery.; FiiMrs. Hangartner passed!"away"at Rochester, Mijmjssota last Thursday, September 2.\ She had been a resident of the'Postville community since she moved here with her parents at the age of two years. John Roys Showy Baby Beef Champ; Sale Nets $ I3,260 John_Roys of Arlington showed the grand champion baby beef at the Big-Four Fair this year. A Black Angus, it was sold at Monday afternoon's sale to Oscar Mayer & Company at 45',4 cents per pound. .The 860 pound animal brought $389.15.;; Reserve champion went to a Hereford shown by Roger Christofferson. The beef brought 43V1 cents per pound for a total of $480.07. A total of 32 baby beeves were shown this year, with the prize winners being placed as follows: Angus — John Roys,' Arlington, first; Bob Butler, Waukon, second; Ernest McNeal, Garber, third; Dorothy Hubacher, Monona, fourth; Roger Christofferson, fifth. Herefords—Roger Christofferson, first; Patty Henkes, Farmersburg, second; Robert Hubacher, Monona, third; Myron Christofferson, Postville fourth; Ernest McNeil, Garber, fifth. Shorthorns — Leslie Whitford, Volga City, first; Don Whitford, Volga City, second; Jimmy Whit(Continued on page 8) 36 Dairy Calves Compete At Fair 4-H Dairy Calf Club members exhibited 36 animals in the varipus breeds this year at the Big-Four Fair, competition being exceptionally keen in the purebred and grade Holsteins, Guernseys, Jersey and Milking Shorthand divisions. Winners in the various classes are listed below: Holstein Division First year grade Holstein heifer: Doris Henning, Garnavillo, first. Billy 'Waters, Postville, second; Milo Heins, Postville, third. Second year grade Holstein heifer: Victor Amundson, Post' ville, first. , First year purebred Holstein, heifer: Norbert Henning, Garna villo, first and second; John Schultz, Postville, third. Second year purebred Holstein heifer: Charles Deering, Postville, first; Jim Waters, Postville, second; Norbert Henning, Garnavillo, third. Third year purebred Holstein heifer: Norbert Henning, Garnavillo, first. First year purebred Holstein bull: Robert Deering, Postville, first; Billy Waters, Postville, second; Virgil Martins, Postville third. Guernsey Division First year grade Guernsey heif er: Karlton Eberling, Postville, first and second. First year purebred Guernsey heifer: Ann Spencer, Clermont first. Second year purebred Guernsey heifer: Ann Spencer, Clermont (Continued on page 8) Tri-City Golf Club Stag To Be Thursday The annual Tri-City Golf Club stag will be held at the club house located north of Luana on Thursday, September 9, with plans complete for a big observance this year. The Tri-City Club is made up of members from Monona, Lu ana and Postville. The stag will begin in the after noon with games and golf as fea ture attractions. Lunch will be served beginning at 6:00 p. m. The stag has been a popular event each year and draws an enthusias tic crowd. Second Half Payment Of Taxes Is Now Due County Treasurer Leon Hender derson is now collecting the second half payment of real and personal property taxes for 1947, which be came due September 1. A penalty attaches on unpaid taxes after September 30. Payment may be made to the county treasurer or at any of the banks in the county who have the lists. GRAND CHAMPION BABY BEEF ing Materials in the Natural Scien jces, Ability to Interpret Literials. General Vocabulary, and Ability to Use Important Sources of Information. Band News Fifty-one members of last year's band comprise the group which is holding daily rehearsals again in the band room. The four seniors who graduated last May and some other former band members have been playing at the Fair concerts. No marching was done last week, - devoted ' since practices were • £, th« Fair but this week music for the rair, the marching season willta .open ed with the appearance of tne band at the first tana, football (Continued on Page Four) 003—9 200—4 John Roys of Arlington is shown with his Grand Champion Baby Beef a Black Angus. The animal brought $388.15 at the sale Monday afternoon for an average of 45H cents per pound. • - •" Pirate Nine In Victory On Sunday The' Postville Pirates broke u six-game losing streak Sunday by shelling Farmersburg here 9 to 4 in a Scenic League game. The Pirates let loose with a 12 hit barrage led by home runs by Meyer and G. Schultz and triples by D Mork, C. Schultz and Tehel. Tehel was on the mound for the Pirates giving up seven hits; Palmer and J. Schultz were on the receiving end. Hamann twirled for the losers with Fenton behind the plate. The Pirates will play hosts to Waterville in a league game here Sunday afternoon at Smith Athletic Field. Score By Innings Postville 010 104 Farmersburg 200 000 Box Score Postville 9 AB Rima, ss 6 Gericke, If 3 J. Schultz, c 2 Palmer, c 3 D. Mork, 3b 5 C. Schultz, cf 4 G. Schultz, rf 3 Marston, rf 2 Meyer, lb 5 Walby, 2b 1 T. Mork, 2b 3 Tehel, p 4 Totals 41 Farmersburg 4 AB Reardon, lb 4 Radloft, 2b 5 Mueller, If 4 Mathews, 3b * Engelhardt, ss 4 Kurdlemeyer, cf 3 H. Miller, rf 2 Dieckman, rf 2 Fenton, c 4 Hamann, p 4 Totals 32 R 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 2 0 1 1 9 H 0 1 1 0 2 3 1 0 2 1 0 1 12 Born At Fort Atkinson Mrs. Fern McClintoch Hangartner was born at Fort Atkinson, Iowa, January 14, 1899. She passed away at Rochester, Minnesota, at 8 a. m. on September 2, 1948. At two years of age she came to Postville with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George McClintoch. She was graduated from Postville High School and lived the remainder of her life in this community. On March 8, 1919, she was united in marriage with Fred Hangartner of Postville. To them were born three children—Marie, of • Frankville; Enola, of Davenport; and Bernita, of Pasco, Washington. Mr. Hangartner and the three daughters, survive. Pirates To Play Opening Game Here On Friday St. Mary's, Waterloo, Will Be Foe In The Pre-Conference Opener 1948 Big-Four Fair Has Ideal Weather; Many Fine Exhibits Ideal weather greeted Big-Four fairgoers in Postville the past weekend, and although official attendance figures are not yet available, fair officials report crowds in about equal number to those of last year. Rain threatened only once, Mon day evening, and that did little to hamper activities. The Post ville High School band provided the band music for the crowds. Three Baseball Games The baseball games provided entertainment on three afternoons. In the fair opener Saturday Castalia took the measure of Postville again and came out winners by a score of 4 to 2. Sunday 's- game was a Scenic League contest between Postville and Farmersburg, won by Postville 9 to 4. The battle expected Monday between Monona and West Union, league leaders in their respective leagues, turned out to be a rout with Monona putting on their track shoes and racing 15 men across home plate while holding West Union to two runs. R 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 , 0 0 4 Rep. Talle Departs For Meeting In Rome 9 Rep. Henry Talle of the Second Iowa district has been named one of the group of 15 who will represent the U. S. congress at the annual meeting of .the International Parliamentary Union at Rome, Italy which is in session this week. Most of the members of the delegation sailed by steamship with the remainder traveling by plane from New York. 94 Baked Entries In the baked goods depart ment there were 94 entries in the 57 classes, with the sweepstakes winner being Mrs. Helen Kneeland with a display of chocolate cup cakes. The needlework department had an excellent display with many entries of* items of fancy work and sewing, quilts and other items making competition exceedingly keen in this department. 4-H Booths In the Girls' 4-H Club booths, those of Allamakee, Fayette and Clayton counties received blue ribbons. The leader of the Clay ton girls was Mrs. Ed Looney of Luana; Mrs. J. J. Martins was leader of Allamakee; and Mrs. Kenneth Kerr was leader of Fay ette. In the demonstration projects four clubs, one from Fayette, one from Winneshiek, and two from Allamakee received blue ribbons. Clayton County received a red ribbon. Mrs. George Bassett of Ar lington was leader of the Fayette group; Mrs. Wallace Nordeim was leader of the Winneshiek group Mrs. Ed Looney of Luana was leader of the Clayton group; Mrs. Allen Hartley of New Albin and Mrs. J. J. Martins of Postville were leaders of the two winning Allamakee groups. The corn, grain, fruit and vegetable department had a number of entries with competition except ionally keen. The victory basket division in the rural class was won by Mrs. Harold Kimball of Elgin. There were no entries in the town department. The tallest stalk of corn was displayed by Mrs. Esther Kimball of Clermont with a stalk measuring 12 foot five inches. There were 49 entries in the flower exhibit with judging on Gladioli, pansy, Puffed Petunia! Double Petunia, single Petunia, Mixed Asters, one color Aster, Cosmos, Giant Zinnia, Dwarf Zinnia, Giant Dahlias, Cactus, Dahlia, Pon Pom Dahlia, African Marigold, Salvia, Phlox, Gaillardia, Delphinium, Roses, Daisy, Calendula, Bachelor Button, Scabiosa, Patriotic Bouquet. Postville's Pirates tee off on their 1948 football campaign with St. Mary's of Waterloo in a contest to be played here Friday at 3:00 p. m. Although the squad has had a limited number of practices and has suffered the loss of three boys who were expected to be regulars, they are rounding into shape for their first scheduled game. Jim Waters, who has been troubled with a siege of boils, and Cloy Miene, who has been bothered by sore leg ligaments, have joined Roger Christofferson on the sidelines. Nevertheless, the squad has progressed rapidly for the few practices they have had, and they may present a formidable combination for the St. Mary's game. The team has most of its offensive plays whipped into shape and has found capable punting in the feet of Jack Schultz and Eugene Rima. Rima has been tossing passes well, with Tennis Mork, Don Heins, and Dean Gunderson on the receiving end. The team needs a lot of defensive drill before they are ready to withstand St. Mary's offense. Charley Pasterino, St. Mary's coach, former football great for Iowa Teachers at fullback and an all New York City high school selection la expected to use a single wing, with, spinners and fancy shifts and double shifts in the line. The Pirate's probable starting lineup is: LE Don Meins, 153. LT Merle Meyer, 223. LG George Bachelder, 168. C LeRoy Duwe, 152. RG Wayne McNally, 145. RT John Hoth, 213. RE Dean Gunderson, 170. QB Eugene Rima, 145. LH Jack Schultz, 160. RH Jack Meyer, 163. FB Tennis Mork, 145. These boys will be backed up by reserves that may force some of them to lose their starting roles; for the spirit has been good in early practices. The Pirates are going old-fashioned this year,, and they plan on showing the fans a team that can operate without the huddle. They are out to have some fun, and they hope to please their fans while they perform every Friday for the next eight weeks. St. Mary's probable lineup: LE Durnin, 135. / LT Eighmey, 200. LG Wingent, 140. C Wilson, 170. RG Berg, 155. RT McGovern, 155. RE Dawson, 155. QB Biller, 170. FB Pierce, 150. HB Schmitt, 130. I HB Sulentic, 125. Like Postville, the St. Mary's team lost the majority of their lettermen through graduation, but they guarantee a team that will make it a top team for any of their opponents. Commercial Club To Meet On September 16 Arrangements are still being completed for the program to be presented at the first meeting of the fall of the Postville Commercial Club to be held at Community Hall, Thursday, September 16. Rev. Walter C. Schiel of Manchester has been contacted to present his views on a County Community Chest. The community chest idea has gained wide popularity in many Iowa counties. In addition to the program, there will be election of officers for the coming year. The nominating committee has already been appointed to prepare names to be submitted for balloting. Dates Changed For Social Security Man The regularly scheduled September visit to Waukon of the representative of the Winona office of the Social Security Administration will take place on Tuesday, September 14 instead of September 21, it was announced today by Philip A. Beardsley, manager of the office. . ~" • Persons who cannot make a personal call at the county court house in Waukon should write to the Social Security Administration at 233 Post Office Building, Winona, Minnesota.

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