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HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Forty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1936. Number 26. usicians to Give Exhibition Before Going to Iowa City Tiip Monona in First Tilt; Lansing- Here Today; Wins In State Meet Musicians at the Postville Public hools will move in a body on Iowa ty lor the Marching Band competi- n to be held in the,Iowa Memorial -dium on Saturday, May 2. Lloyd hman competes.with 13 others injhe met solo class on Thursday at 2:30. / TO PUT ON MARCHING EXHIBITION HERE! Tlie band will put on an exhibition for local enjoyment at 8:00 o'clock Thursday evening in the block between the Blue Arrow and the Citizens State Bank. This will be a review of the maneuvers they will use in the ' competition at Iowa City and is to be in full uniform. People are requested not to park their cars in this block until the exhibition is over. You arc invited to come out to witness this exhibition. Prosperous Ridge Club In Semi-Annual Picnic The Prosperous Ridge Club held their semi-annual picnic on Sunday evening, April 26th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wclzcl. Following the picnic supper "500" WJS enjoyed and at the conclusion of the playing high score honors wore awarded to Glen Meyer, while Mrs. Ed Nuehring was winner of the low score. A very happy lime was had by all present. Those in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wettlcson, Mr, and Mrs Joseph Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed McNeil, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nuehring, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Casten, Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Casten, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Baltz, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Waters, Mr. and Mrs. Will Binas, and their families; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bigler, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Waters, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Baltz, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Walter, Mrs. Ethel Meyer and family, Julia Wettleson and Arthur Helgerson, ' a The May Pole ]D at-Efgin Meet Friday DISTRICT LUMBER DEALERS MET HERE ON WEDNESDAY he band is to meet in the field east the stadium at Iowa City at 10:30 m. Saturday for rehearsal. The par e starts at 12:45 with a flag raising d then comes the competition. The ,va State Training School Band gives exhibition at 4:00 o'clock and then Sousa Memorial Massed Band ent takes place. This is to be direct- by Harold Bachman, director of the iversity of Chicago Band. The en e program will be broadcast over tion WSUI. Win First Baseball Game, ostville High School's baseball sea was formally opened here Tuesday ernoon with a decisive victory over nona High by a score of 8 to 0. ehind the stellar pitching of Kamp d the timely hitting of Sebastian is and Kamp in the pinches, disaster s imminent for the Monona nine e game started out to be a pitchers' tie but after the second inning the "tville clouters got their eye on the 1 and began knocking the ball to four corners of Smith Athletic Id until the end of the game to pile the 8 to 0 score. he feature of the game was the -hit pitching of Kamp, appearing his first game for P. H. S. Lansing Here Today, afternoon at Smith Athletic Id, Lansing and Postville will mix ""e second of the season's scheduled "ball games and fans are invited to e out and give the team their ral support. The game is scheduled tart at 3:30 o'clock. Wins Second Place in State, ulalia Klingbeil, representing the tville schools in the State declam- ry contest held at Jefferson Friday ning. April 24, placed second in the malic division. Virginia Kraft of iapolis placed first in this division, h the first and second place winners .v now compete in the National con- to be held at Oklahoma City, Okoma, May 2 to 9. lalia placed first in the district test which was held here on Friday, '1 17. She therefore participated he state contest, which is the last test in the state series, e winners in the contest are as ows: Oratorical division, Eleanor w of Boone placed first with the etion "A Way of Life", while Loren kerson of Mount Ayr took second, Hing "Caesar's Friends." Virginia it of Mediapolis placed first in the atic division with the selection "i Marie", and Eulalia Klingbeil ostville was second, reading "The ercurrent." , In the humorous divi- James Sulek of Humboldt placed by reading "A Modern Sermon", Eleanor Gibson of Rod Oak took nd with "Before the.Banquet." e state contest held Friday night t the climax for the survivors of original group of approximately 0 students in declamatory work in 700 schools in Iowa. Earlier con- had eliminated all but the thir- appcaring at the Jefferson meet, closely contested were the honor tions that no two judges agreed on one contestant, and it required e higher mathematics to determine . eventual winners in the various sions. Clara B. Dean of Fort Dodge, Vesta L. Perkins of Reinbock .Mr. H. Jerome Smith of Drake 'ersity, Des Moines, were the con judges. e attendance at this contest was highest in years, enabling the agement to meet all necessary ex- ddltlonal School News on page 8) Elmer Holh and John L. Gregg of this city were hosts last Wednesday evening to the lumber dealers of this district, twenty-seven of whom were here to partake of tlie elaborate six thirty banquet at the Blue Arrow Cafe and afterward repaired to the rooms over the Louis Schutte furniture store where the business meeting was held and the boys had a most happy time talking shop with their brethren from various towns in northeastern Iowa. J. P. BAXTER ANNOUNCES SELF FOR SHERIFF JOB James P. Baxter, who served a term as sheriff a few years ago, was a Postville visitor on Tuesday and placed his formal announcement in the Herald in which he seeks the nomination for that office on the democratic ticket at the June primary election. Since his retirement from office, Mr. Baxter has made his home in Waukon. The Evergreen Wonder porkers New 4-H Club Three Couples in Joint Observance of Silver Wedding Entertain Friends at Dinner at "The Pines", Giard, on Sunday Evening It was twenty-five years ago that three Postville couples—Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kohlmann, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Steele and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hecker— plighted their troth' at Hymen's altar, and each year since taking that momentous step in their lives each of the couples, in their turn, have been hosts to the other and a few friends in celebrating their wedding anniver saries. and all must admit that it is a very fine habit they have acquired in so doing. This year they arrived at their silver wedding anniversaries, marking twenty-five years of happy wedded life for each, and of course so notable a milepost on the journey required a bit more than tlie usual observance, and it was accordingly arranged and carried out on that plane. It was the Kohlmann's year to act as hosts and they did so most admirably on Sunday evening last when they entertained the group at that, justly celebrated feasting place, "The Pines," at Giard, where an elaborate) chicken dinner with all the trimmings' was served in three courses at six o'clock. The table had been beautifully decorated for the occasion and the centerpiece was a gorgeously beautiful bouquet of American Beauty roses, which lent much of charm and fragrance to the occasion. Following the feast came a delightful season at Bridge, and at the conclusion of the playing prizes were given to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Durno, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Foley and Paul Bardill. After this the guests boarded their cars and motored happily homeward to lio down to pleasant dreams, after a most delightful evening spent in the company of Postvillo's famous matrimonial trio. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Foley and daughter Jean, Mr. and A new 4-H Girls' Club was organized in Post township in the vicinity of the Evergreen school district. f**S Two meetings of the groiip' were held during the past^week. One for the organization .and election of officers and the.other for the purpose of getting the first lesson of the 4-H Club project this year. The officers elected for the year were: Eunice Krousie, president; Virginia Kalke, vice president; Janice Brainard, secretary-treasurer; Barbara ...Brainard, publicity chairman. V'-The following members were enrolled: Virginia Kalke, Barbara Brainard, Janice Brainard, Laura Coates, Hazel Marie May, Esther May, Eunice Krousie, Marian Gelo, Margaret Gelo, Iva Phipps, Mae Phipps and Leota Phipps. ' The club leaders are Mrs. George Brainard and Mrs. John May. A good turnout of members and parents were present at the Saturday afternoon meeting for the lesson and other work received. A very interesting demonstration on Honey Nut Bread was given by Iva Phipps and Eunice Krousie, while Catherine Pigott and Margaret Gelo gave a very good demonstration on making muffins. The group decided to name the club "Evergreen Wonder Workers." The Farm Bureau organization is glad to have this addition to our list of 4-H Club groups and will give serious attention to any further requests coming to the office from any community wanting a 4-H Club organization established. Name Memorial Day Officers, Committees Pursuant to call a meeting was held at the Herald office on Monday evening of this week to take the preliminary steps to the customary observance of Memorial Day in Postville on Saturday, May 30th. Following are the officers and com' mittees chosen. Officers of the Day President—Mayor Gustav Dietsch. Master-at-Arms—Lieut. J. A. Palas. Chief Marshal—Col. Darius Orr. Assistant Marshals—E. J. Lennon and Wm. H. Hein. Legion Commander—Vic Williams Committees Band—Wm. J. Klingbeil and John L. Gregg. Hall—John L. Gregg and O. J. Beucher. Decoration of Hall—G. A. Brooks, A. C. Webster and Earl Abernethy. Finances—L. O. Beucher and Wm. A. Kneeland. Flowers and Flower Girls—Louis Schutte. Participation of Schools—Supt. R. J. Carroll. Vocal Music—Miss Teresa Naso. Speaker and Chaplains—Lloyd D. Walter. Automobiles—L. O. Beucher. Without any further or personal no tification the foregoing officers and committees will proceed to the per formance of their respective duties to the end that fitting remembrance may be paid to our soldier dead on Memorial Day as usual. Riser Tops Butter Men ty Section One of the Iowa Buttermak- ers' Association met at Elgin last Thursday with a large crowd in attendance."^*'."* 1 Placings in the quality of butter were^.as „follpwsTr>' ^kjgar Riser of Postville, first, with 93%;/ O. Bailey of Elkader, second, w'ifrf'93%; Louis Lehman of Elgin and H. Hangartner of Garnavillo tied for third with 93. In the women's judging the placings were as follows: First, Mrs. F. Sires of Benson and, Mrs. H. Hangartner of Garnavillo, tied, ^each two and one- half points off; second, Mrs. Edgar Riser of Postville and Mrs. Ben Gulsvig of Monona, tied, each three points off; third, Mrs. Nels Larson of Decorah and Mrs. Louis Lehman of Elgin, tied, each four and one-fourth points off. In the men's judging, Nels Larson was first, two points off; Robert Ewing of Tripoli, second, three and one-half points off; Edgar Riser, third, four points off. Monona will be the scene of the next meeting on May 28th Belated Wedding Day Observance Sunday March 8th of this year marked the 20th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Guilder Halvorson of this city and a group of their relatives and friends in Decorah and vicinity wish ed to stage a huge celebration in their honor at that time, but owing to t' impassable condition of the roads then the celebration was postponed from time to time until last Sunday, when the Halvorsons were over at Decorah and the event was finally pulled off that evening at the Norse Selskab hall, where about two hundred relatives and friends assembled to make merry and wish for them many more years of happy wedded life. The affair was opened in fine form with an elaborate picnic supper which was followed by a fine program and a mock wedding, all of which was heartily enjoyed by those present. Those from Postville in attendance beside the Halvorsons were Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Hardesty, Horace Gordanier, Bernice Gordanier and Vivian Sehlee. Congratulations, folks 1 Carlton Schroeder Enters Race For County Treasurer Popular Young Local Man is Well Qualified For The Position He Seeks PAUL HAMMOND SELLS HIS POSTVILLE FILLING STATION On Thursday afternoon last Paul Hammond of this'city sold his filling station in this city to A. J. Fisher of Garnavillo, who took immediate possession. Mr. Hammond is undecided at present as to what he will do./' We extend a hearty welcome'to the'new proprietor and our best wishes for success to both the new and old proprie tors of this station. THE PROSPEROUS RTOGE CLUB HOLDS APRIL MEETING FRIDAY The Prosperous Ridge Club met at the home of Mrs. Robert Wettleson on Friday afternoon, April 24th, with 13 members and three visitors in attendance. A lesson on "Economic Facts of Interest to the Homemaker" and "Points In Business Women Should Know" was given by Mrs. Bernard Waters. Child Labor Law Perplexing Issue For Law Makers Congressman F. Biermann Writes Interestingly for Herald Readers Nomination papers are being circulated by friends of Carlton Schroeder of this city for the office of county treasurer on the democratic ticket, Mr. Schroeder having signified his willingness to seek the nomination at the June primaries after much insistence from his friends. U. of I. Graduate. Mr. Schroeder is a graduate of the Postville High School and of the school of commerce at the University of Iowa, being one of the high ranking students in the latter institute and his major was public accounting which should be especially adaptive and preparatory for the office he seeks. Born and reared in this community, Mr. Schroeder is looked upon as an. outstanding young man, dependable, aggressive and the type of young man that will make good in any capacity of trust bestowed upon him, and should he be favored with the nomination by his party and elected in the fall campaign, Allamakee county will need make no apologies for having Carlton Schroeder in the treasurer's office. Mrs. Mary Klinkenberg Interment Held Here and ter Steele, and Mrs. Paul au -um, of Dubuque; Mr. Mrs. Geo. Kohlmann and daugh- Elizabelh, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hecker, Mr. W. E. Durno, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin L. Klingbeil, Mr, T. Humphrey. The Herald joins friends of the three particularly inter ested couples in extending its kindliest well wishes and hopes that they may in health be spared to celebrate the next big event, their Golden Wedding anniversaries, and Mrs. J, with the many John Wittlinger Out For Sheriff Nomination John Wittlinger of Waukon was Postville visitor last week and also called at this office to have us place his announcement in the Herald for the office of sheriff on the democratic ticket. Mr. Wittlinger is an Allamakee boy, having been born and raised in this county. His father, Max Wittlinger, for many years conducted the restau rant in Waukon where most everyone from this corner of the- county stopped to eat when they were in Waukon on business and John assisted him in that business. On his rounds here he got a warm reception from the many friends the Wittlingers made while in the eating house at Waukon. His friends say he is well qualified for the job he seeks, and he tells us he has no strings out with anyone nor has made any promises to individuals or cliques that should hamper him should he be elected. County Legion Lads Enjoy Lansing Meet On Thursday evening last the Legion post at Lansing was host to the Legion men of the county at a well attended meeting. Speakers of the evening were Paul Smith, Fourth District Commander, and King R. Palmer of West Union, former Fourth District Commander, who very capably substituted for West G. Henke, state commander. Following the very fine program a fine luncheon was provided - by the Lansing post for their visiting bud dies. • •. .. Fred J.Miller, Lloyd D. Walter, Walter Meyer, Wm. A. Kneeland, Louis O. Koevenig and Harley Hills of Postville were present at the meet' ing and speak very highly of the fine manner in which they were entertain ed by the Lansing group. Farm Record Meeting to be Held Here May 6 Carl Malone of the agricultural extension department will hold a farm record meeting at the Postville High School on Wednesday evening, May 6 The meeting will start at 8:00 o'clock Mr. Malone is holding this meeting primarily for the purpose of assisting those who are keeping farm accounts this year, as well as those who are in terested in starting one at this time for the remainder of the year. This is a very worthwhile meeting and all farmers who are keeping rec ord books or are interested in starting one, as well as 4-H Livestock' Club members, are urged to be present. Where To Draw the Line Generally speaking, I believe the American people are against "child labor." But a difficulty arises in defining "child labor" without doing injustice or working hardship. Nobody is against a child running an errand, mowing the lawn, wiping dishes, bringing up the cows, and such work. But we don't want them at tender ages to be underground digging coal, or hanging over machines in factories. Where do we want to draw the line— at what age on what work? The rules of the District of Columbia have drawn the lines on certain jobs at 18 years. The other evening an elevator boy in our hotel told me he was afraid he was going to lose his job. The rules forbid the employment of elevator operators younger than 18. He lacked five months. Before he got through telling me, the tears had welled up in his eyes—he was a considerable part of the support of his mother. He lost his job. It was wrong in that case. What is the cure? Shall the rule for all be changed to fit this case? Should the age be lowered to 16? Or should we allow children of any age whatsoever to operate elevators? I find that in making laws, or any rules that apply generally, injustice is sure to be worked in many cases. Mrs. Mary Klinkenberg was born October 7, 1873, in Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Krogman, and passed at her home near St. Olaf, Iowa, on Tuesday morning, April 21, 1936, aged 62 years, five months and 14 days. As a child of eight years she came to America with her parents, to live at Postville. When she was but twelve years old her mother was taken by death, leaving her as the eldest to take care of five younger sisters and brothers. In 1892 she was united in marriage with Charles Ohloff of Postville. This union was blessed with seven children: Mrs. Louisa Meyer, Charles Oh loff, Mrs. Clara Oeltjenbruns, Dewey Ohloff, Mrs. Radena Klinkenberg, Mrs. Geneva Nichols, and one son who died in infancy. Amid sorrow on August 14, 1914, her husband died, leaving her with the responsibility of her family. On September 14, 1920, she was united in marriage to Wm. Klinkenberg of near St. Olaf. This continued to be her home until the time of her death. With untiring effort and care she served her husband during his declining years and until his demise on February 18, 1934. Her home continued to be here with her soninlaw and • daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Klinkenberg, where she worked in the interest of her children. Last Monday evening she retired seemingly feeling as well as usual, and still making plans for the summer's work. On Tuesday morning she did not arise at her usual time, and some time later she was found dead in bed, heart failure being the cause of her demise. She leaves to mourn, her children: Mrs. Louisa Meyer of Clermont; Charles Ohloff of Postville; Mrs. Clara Oeltjenbruns of Clear Lake; Dewey Ohloff of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Mrs. Redena Klinkenberg of St. Olaf; Mrs. Geneva Nichols of Waterloo; a brother, Carl Krogman, and a sister, Minnie Powell, both of Postville; one sister, Mrs. Fredia Foels of New Richland, Minnesota; 18 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Lutheran church in Farmersburg, Rev. Adix officiating, following which the remains were conveyed' to Postville for interment in the local cemetery. Don't forget to witness the drills of the P. H. S. marching band on the street near the Citizens State Bank tonight at eight o'clock. It's all free. The band will give the maneuvers to be used in the state contest at Iowa •City Saturday afternoon. Regular Masonic communication on next Tuesday evening. A Notable Iowan John C. Crockett is reading clerk of the United States Senate. Senator Allison brought him here from Des Moines, where he was a clerk to Speaker Eaton of Osage in the state house of representatives. Before that he was county clerk in Hardin county. Mr. Crockett came to the Senate in December, 1907. Only one senator who was a member is still here. That is William E. Borah, who came in March, 1907. Mr. Crockett has seen history made before his eyes. He told me he has seen 470 members "pass through this body." Long and Schall were the last, I suppose there is no person living who can name these 470 men, whom Crockett had seen with the light of national prominence shining on them and whom he had seen pass out into obscurity or into "that bourne from which no traveler returns." (Continued on page 8) Junior McDowell Club Holds First Meeting The first meeting of the year was held by the Postville Junior MacDowell Club last Saturday at tlie studio of Mrs. Nora Jorgenson. The usual musicale brought out the following winners: In the Juvenile division Jean Douglass won first place, playing Allegro from Sonata Op. 118, No. 1, Schumann. Edgar Nelson won second place. A duet was played. by Virginia Letchford and Betty Jean Kneeskern. In tlie Junior division, Marian Casten won first place, playing Minuet^ from Divertiments by Mozart-Barth. v, Paul Schutte won second place. In the Senior division Lloyd Luhman won first place, playing Minuet in B-minor by Schubert. Marie Schultz won second place.