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September 15, 1948

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Candidates To lude Iowa Campaign specc lours. •'ink' Iks lium iny led let ivill hold the political ,l,t oC the nation this week- ith both major party candi- to deliver campaign open- •cties in the state within f the first time since 1936, ins will get a chance to see heal- the Democratic and Re- llcan candidates for president , President Truman delivers irm speech at the National > Match near Dexter Sat(September 18) and New Governor Thomas Dewey in Des Moines at Drake the following Monday, jtembor 20.) elve years ago, the late lident Roosevelt and Alf Lan- then the GOP candidate for ident, were in Des Moines to- for the drouth conference, leaders in Iowa have overtime in their efforts the presidential candidates' the state. President Truman invited to speak at the Plow- Match and accepted without urging. He will use the speech as the kick-off for a iein tour. Democratic leaders state were anxious to have (President visit Iowa in hopes .light help Guy Gillette in campaign to unseat Senator :e Wilson, in what now ap- „ to be shaping up as the hot- of all general election fights fall. ite GOP leaders were told by :y managers as nearly as last that the Republican stan- •bearer would come to Iowa. ;ver, state chairman Whitney bud made a special trip to lington to clinch the arrange- which he kept secret for y a week before the official mnccment was made. State strategists also wanted Dew- .j come to Iowa in hopes it Id help Wilson in his sena- battle. They're confident irrying the state's 10 electoral votes for Dewey but their that same confidence when it to the senatorial race. Bonus Plan though it is unlikely, the next ion of the legislature could |al the 85-million dollar World II bonus bill even if it is ap- •d by the electorate in No- !er. A section of the Iowa i'.ution permits ihe general r.bly to repeal any law meas- vhich requires a bonded in- idness for the state provid- ! is done prior to the issuo: such bonds. te constitution also requires r .ich bonds be paid by a l tax. However, one propos- ready has been made to pay [the bonds from the state sur- which. if enacted, would lly wipe out the 101-million treasury balance. State Fair Profits Ihoush state fair profits drop- sharply from last year's recline principally to a reduc- in attendance, fair officials the net 'take" this year will int to more than $125,000. The Inard is expected to consider s for new bids on a 4-H girls cry on the fairgrounds and that up to $450,000 will be lable for the project. Bids asked for (he project last cut they were rejected be- ihe board did not have :h money on hand to' meet ; Ms. Secretary Lloyd Cun- «m says that if bids of bei 5425.000 and $450,000 arc •eii the board will build a oormitory. M «s from the sales tax di- indicate that; fair-goers more than a half million ri at concessions during the exposition. There were toncessionaires at the fair this 53 more than last year, and tax collections amounted to ™ The tax figures do not |™ the business the fair did ln selling admission tickets, '•stand seats or the horse POSTVILLE HERALD Fifty-Sixth Year Contracts Let For Lighting At School Here The Board of Directors Authorize Installation v Oi^ New Light Fixtures board of directors of the Postviile School met Monday evening and let contracts for two school lighting projects to be installed this year. > ~"A contract wa~ awarded to Post­ viile Electric Company for the installation of germicidal lamps in the kindergarten and first grade rooms. The new lights will kill germs in the room and have proved to be satisfactory in many installations throughout the country, acting to cut absences from class by an appreciable figure. fc^'A contract was let to Paul Sonn- kalb for the installation of flour- escent lights in the sewing room and the music room of the school. This project is a continued improvement of the lighting system of the school. Ajje Entry Changed The board of education changed the rule now in eflect at the school in age requirements for entry into kindergarten and first grade, becoming effective with the beginning of the school year next fall. Under the new rule adopted, a child must be five years of age by September 1 to enter kindergarten and for entry in the first grade, a child must be six six years of age bj» September 1 or have completed a nine months kindergarten course. Vocational Agriculture. The Postviile Vocational Agriculture department was host to the Northeast Iowa Vocational; Agriculture Instructors last Satur- 1 day night. After a 6:30 dinner the business session was held at the school house. Those present were: Spencer G. Williams. Calmar: Kenneth Reeves. Decorah: Ralph B. Paynter, Elkader: W. N. Mcrri- man, Monona: Robert F. Hager. Waukon: Bernard W. Ebbing and M. I... Kruse. West Union: John K. Maclsen. Postviile. General News Last Wednesday evenn Cool:, Mr. Starccvich, Mi A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1948. E. C. Brandt To Show Brown Swiss At Dairy Congress Three head of Brown Swiss registered purebred cattle have been entered by Ewald C. Brandt of Postviile, Iowa to compete for national honors and recognition at the 36th Dairy Cattle Congress in Waterloo, October 4 to 10 in elusive. Facilities have been enlarged to accommodate nearly 1,800 head of the highest quality dairy cattle which will be on display any place in the nation this year. Premiums of $30,000 have been provided for winners in the four national and two nation-wide dairy cattle breed shows. This is the largest sum to ever be awarded exclusively to dairy cattle in any exposition. The cattle owned by Mr. Brandt will be judged on October 7 and 8 in the mammoth Hippodrome which will seat some 8,000 interested spectators. Judges of the highest caliber and of nation-wide reputation, will place the cattle thruout the week of festivities. , Number 46. Final Rites Today For Clermont Man X Funeral services are being held this afternoon for J. C. Halverson of Clermont . who passed away at his home Saturday evening. Mr. Halverson was well known in this community.\ Services are being held "at West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont. Burial will be at Clermont. 1948 Pheasant Season Is Set For The State Commercial Club To Meet Thursday The State Conservation Commis sion has set the pheasant season from noon November 11, through November 30. Shooting hours are from 12 noon to 4:00 p. m. each day. Bag limit is two cock birds per day with a possession limit of four after the first day. The season is ten days longer than in 1947. and the possession limit has been increased from two Mr. | to four birds. Four additional Bab- 1 counties have been added to the cock, and Mr. Gosmire attended j open territory. The new counties Property Tax Returns state tax commission has consideration a legislative al which would require to file individual personal *r'y tax returns similar- to >« tax forms. Such a plan forked successfully in Maryl where persons file returns January. The returns are against master llsts ( which P «Pared on the basis of what fa priced property should a n <i if the figures match the is filed; if not, a personal Wy assessment is made. Tax "Is say such a plan would re*e number of Aeldmen 1 'or assessing all personal !rt S in the state. The Mary- assessing system was one i b y the Iowa commission county assessor law was w in the state. W»nt Poultry Group *erymcn in the state, par- V 'J members of the Iowa wement Association, are re!^ totting legislation which establish a poultry and egg »*M\nued on Page Three) the Upper Iowa athletic conference at West Union. The meeting was held in the school house where election of officers was held, and conference matters were discussed. Mr. Gosmire's American history class saw three films the past week. "Early Settlers in New Kngland." "Discovery and Exploration in the New World." and "The Story That Couldn't Be Printed" (the history of freedom of the press.) The world history class is seriously thinking about getting a bed for Dale Szabo. lie can't set up in class. Thursday afternoon. Mr. Gosmire went out to the atheltic field and took pictures of the football boys in their new uniforms. The uniforms are red and are trimmed in black. Norma Brandt entered school last Tuesday after attending the State Fair at Des Moines. She and Marilyn Follelt of Clermont represented Fayette County a demonstration team, mont Clever Clovers their theme "Quick and Easy plaining textile painting. This is the fourth consecutive year the team went to the state fair and this year they were given a second division rating. On Thursday evening a picnic held in the old gym in honor _,.„ d by After with The Cler- chose as ex- of the new teachers, sponsoredjjy Ul Uic ll^ , T . last year faculty members, the picnic supper, the evening was spent dancing and visiting. . Commercial News Tuesday, the second year typing class, selected their staff for the school newspaper. They are: Editor, June Schroeder; music' re porter, Clarine Olson; high school reporters, JoAnn Haltmeyer and Arlene Schultz; grade school reporter, Darlene Martins) adviser, Mrs. Howard Gordanier. This year the girls in the stenography class are having experience working in the various offices in school. For the first semester, Arlene Schultz and Dar- working in Mr l SCHOOL x\7i ... Arlene Schultz and Darlene Martins are working in Mr. Gosmire's office and June Schroeder is helping the school secretary. Music Department The vocal music department has settled into the routine of rehearsals after a week of tryouis and reorgani Nation. This year the eor6 »i»'«"""" (Continued on page 8) are Mahaska, Keokuk. Washington, and Muscatine. Studies by biologists indicate a definite increase in pheasant, populations, and they attribute the increase primarily to better nesting success. Pheasants, according to the biologists, began to nest two weeks earlier than last year, and first alfalfa cutting was two weeks later than the year before. Pheasant hens had more time to bring off young in alfalfa fields, that are often deadly to nesting pheasants in normal years. Returns from rural mail carrier (•mints, farmer interviews, and conservation officers sight records, indicate that in the counties open this year, heaviest populations are in the central third of the territory, with birds in the northwest and southeast sections almost as plentiful. The Conservation Commission is again stressing the importance of not shooting hen pheasants, by continuing their "kill no hens" campaign begun last year. The 68 counties open to pheasant shooting follows: Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Osceola, O'Brien, Cherokee, Buena Vista, Clay Dickinson Emmet. Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Kossuth, Humboldt, Winnebago, Hancock, Wright, Franklin, Cerro Gordo, Worth, Mitchell, Floyd, Butler, Howard, Chickasaw, Bremer. Black Hawk, Buchanan, Fayette, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Woodbury, Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Greene, Carroll, Crawford, Shelby, Audubon, Guthrie, Linn, Webster, Hamilton, Hardin, Grundy, Tama, Marshall, Story, Mahaska, Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Poweshiek, Keokuk, Washington, Muscatine, Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Cedar, Scott, Clinton, and Jackson. Hunting Seasons and bag limits' previously set by the Conservation Commission are: Squirrel, September 15 through November 15, daily bag limit six, possession limit 12 The first fall meeting of the Postviile Commercial Club will be held at Community Hall tomorrow evening, Thursday, beginning with a 6:30 dinner, according to announcement made by Earl Abernethy, president. Rev. Walter C. Schiel of Manchester will present his views on a county community chest program. Rev. Schiel has made a study of this subject and will discuss the operations of the program, how it has worked in other localities, and will answer questions concerning the subject. The community chest program is be ing followed by a number of communities now and has proven acceptable in most instances. In addition to the program, there will be election of officers for the cominy year. The nominating committee has already been appointed to prepare names to be submitted for balloting. Officers to be elected at the meeting include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and six members to serve on the executive committee. Three of the executive committee members will serve for two years and three will serve for one year. A large crowd is expected ,,for this opening meeting Thursday as the new fall season gets underway. Store Closing Hours Set Postviile retail stores will be closed on Wednesday evening effective tonight and will be on this schedule until next summer. Stoics have remained open on Wednesday evenings during the summer months as a convenience to farmers in the vicinity who found it difficult to do their shopping during daylight hours in the busy summer crop season. Postviile stores will also close each afternoon when the Post ville Pirate football team plays a home game. The closing hours will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p. m. the closing hour was set back a half hour as game time has been changed from the usual 2:30 'starting time to 3:00 p. m. The Commercial Club decided at a meeting last October to close for the football jgames and this decision was, supported by a majority vote. V. F. W. Plans Sale Of Buddy Poppies .For many years the Veterans of Foreign Wars have appeared on the streets of various towns and cities offering to the public the privilege to wear their symbolic flower, the "Buddy Poppy." This enterprise is commonly called the "sale" of Buddy Poppies and yet no V. F. W. member would sell a Buddy Pop-, py for $15,000. This particular "little flower" is a symbol of all that it cost America in blood and tears to have the privileges we enjoy as citizens. Every dollar contributed in appreciation for the privilege to to wear the Buddy Poppy is used to ' bring relief to our former fighting men who now suffer because of the service they so freely rendered. , Post No. 9125 will be on the streets of Postviile on September 25, offering everyone the opportunity to wear the "Buddy Pop- P3*" and to "honor the dead by helping the living." Hospital Auxiliary Has, Successful Fair Booth Sales The Hospital Auxiliary reports a net profit of $1,496.56 from their dinning hall conducted at the Big-Four Fair last week, according to a report of officers made this week. Total receipts for the four days amounted to $2,276.61 of which $780.05 was paid out as expenses. The Auxiliary has been running this stand at the fair for some time with profits being turned over to the Postviile Hospital fund. The organization received many donations and help during the fair. The ladies of the Auxiliary donated their time in serving the food and in preparing the dinning hall for use. Officers of the organization this year are: Ralinda Lammert, president; Mrs. Edward Kozelka, vice president; and Mrs. Truman Ov- ereen, secretary-treasurer. Postviile Leads In Retail Sales, Figures Indicate Sales Tax On $2,727,450 For One Year Period Is Basis For Figures Kiwanis Attend District Meeting Six Postviile Kiwanis Club members went to Dubuque last Monday to attend the annual Sports Day of Division Six of the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District of Kiwanis. Members from the entire district were in attendance at the dinner and meeting. Those attending from Postviile were: Rev. F. R. Ludwig, H. J Kramer, Ed Kozelka, L. R. Jackson, Willard Schutte, Keith Gregg, and Joseph B. Steele. Pirates Run Wild In Game With St. Mary's, 55-0 Plans Progressing For Big Legion Stag Party Plans are progressing this week for the third annual American Legion Four-County stag party to be held at the Big-Four Fail- grounds on Thursday, September 23. The party is being sponsored by Arthur F. .Brandt • American Legion Post No. 518. There will be a Swiss steak supper served from 5:30 to 8:00 p. m. with a general round of fun for everyone. The affair was a great success last year and is expected to draw a large crowd again this year. jssession liiuii, A*. . Rabbit, September 15 through January 31, daily bag Jimit 30, no possession limit. Duck, October 29 through November 27, bag limit four per day, possession limit, after the first day, eight. Duck shooting hours, opening day, noon until one hour", before sunset, each day thereafter, one-half hour before sunrise until one hour before sunset Thirteen Hours Devotion Observed At St. Bridget's Thirteen Hours Devotion was observed in St. Bridgets Church, Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Servace Ritter, O. F. M., of Hinsdale, Illinois. Present in the sanctuary for closing exercises in the evening were: The Right Rev. Msgr. M. J. Thiltgen, D. D., and Rev. Donald Weydert of Ossian, Rev. Luke Donlon of Monona; Rev. Peter J. Friedman of Calmar; Rev. Henry Nosbisch of Festina; Rev. Robert Cooney of Clermont; Rev. Vernon Peters of McGregor; Rev. Louis Ickel of Garnavillo and Rev. F. J. Vallaster, pastor. ' Postviile Nine Loses To Waterville Water Bonds Taken By Local Banks /J3flnd.s in the amount of $40 issued by the Town of Postviile to finance the construction of a new waterworks processing plant were purchased jointly by the Postviile State Bank and the Citizens State Bank on the basis of three per cent interest plus a premium of The sale was conducted last ight at a meeting of the Town Council held at the council rooms in* Community Hall. The Postviile Pirates baseball team came up with the short end of the score again last Sunday, Waterville defeating them 9 to 6. The game was played at Smith Athletic Field. Waterville collected • only five hits but scored freely with nine Postviile errors giving them a free track. Postviile collected seven hits to score their six runs. Meyer pitched for the Pirates with Bill Palmer on the receiving end. For Waterville it was Anderson, on the mound and Lau behind the plate. The Pirates will journey to Waukon next Sunday in a regular league contest. Waukon is in second place _ in the Scenic League race. Score By Innings Waterville 005 130 000—9 Postviile 040 010 010—6 Box Score Postviile 6 AB .. 4 4 Walby, 2b Gericke, U Bud Palmer, rf 4 Mork, 3b 4 C. Schultz, cf 2 Bill Palmer, c 3 G. Schultz, ss 3 Tehel, lb 4 Meyer, p 4 Totals 28 Waterville 9 R 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 AB 4 Larkin, 3b .... Jacobson, ss 3 Brainard, cf 5 Welgos, If 5 Bareis, lb 3 Cowles, rf 5 Lau, c 3 Boardman, 2b , 4 Anderson, p 4 1 Totals 36 9 R I I 0 2 2 0 0 H 0 0 0 , 2 1 0 2 1 1 7 H 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 s Postville's Pirates ran roughshod over an inexperienced St. Mary's football team at , Postviile Friday. When the smoke had cleared away Postviile had 55 points and St. Mary's 0. Further indication of the uneveness of the contest was that Postviile was not forced to punt during the entire affair and, yet, twenty-five, different players were used freely by the Postviile coaches. Postviile racked up' fourteen first downs to St. Mary's two, both of which were made against Postviile reserves. Dean Gunderson received St. Mary's opening kickoff on the Pirate thirty and ran it thirty- three yards to the St. Mary's thirty-seven yard line. After a thirteen yard run by Jack Meyer. Jack Schultz went around right end for twenty-four yards and a touchdown. Eugene Rima then passed to Tennis Mork for the extra point. Postviile 7, St. Mary's 0. Rima then got a good kickoff and St. Mary's was tackled on their own eleven. Three plays later St. Mary's kicked from their fourteen. Rima received the punt on the fifty and with splendid blocking went all the way to score. Jack Schultz went off tackle for the extra point. Postviile 14, St. Mary's 0. St. Mary's elected to kick off. Jack Meyer received 'on. his own thirty and went to the forty-five. Meyer carried for ten more. Rima carried for twenty-five. Pass interference was ruled on St. Mary's, placing the ball on the six. Meyer scored around end on the next play. Rima went off tackle for extra point. Postviile 21, St Mary's 0. That ended the scoring of the first quarter and the game continued in the same manner. In the second quarter Schultz and Meyer added another pair of touchdowns and Mork and Schultz the extra points. In the third quarter Schultz and Mork added two more touchdowns with Mork going right over center for forty- two yards to score. Meyer and Rima added the extra points. In the final quarter Rima added the last touchdown and the extra point failed. Not too much can be said for the improved blocking and tackling of Postville's line. • Dean Gunderson, Don Heins, Cloy Mfene at ends; John Hoth, Merle Meyer, Virgil Martins, Robert Landt at tackles; Wayne McNally, George Bachelder, Hilery Heins, Robert Henning at guards; and LeRoy Duwe at center all turned in good blocking and tackling and paved the way for the touchdowns. Gunderson was especially tough on defense. Other backs who showed up well were Dick Searls, Ronald Gunderson, Don Elvers and Jim Waters. The boys must now settle down (Continued on page 8) Figures have been released tni* week by the Iowa tax commission, on retail trade in 218 Iowa town* and cities during the fiscal year ending June 30 representing business transacted during the year ending March 31. In comparative figures, Postviile ranks at or near the top in volume among the towns between 1000 and 1500 in population. Total sales tax collected here during the year amounted to $54,549. The tax being two per cent, this amount multiplied by 50 shows that the total retail business here for that period was $2,727 ,450. Figures Show Comparison The following figures for towns and cities, ell of them larger than Postviile, according to the 1940 census figures used, is interesting for comparative purposes: Town No. Firms- Sales Tax POSTVILLE 97 $ 54,549 Ackley ,.. 98 Akron 57 Alta 69 Avoca 92 Bedford Ill Brooklyn 77 Colfax 95 Corydon 90 Dunlap 81 Eldon 65 Guttentoerg 116 Hamburg 104 Hartley Ill Lake Mills 94 Lansing 74 Madrid 88 Malvern 71 Manson 89 Montezuma 83 Northwood 99 Oakland 62 Ogden Sanborn Traer 104 Villisca Ill West Liberty 108" Woodbine 84 Nearby towns and cities show the following figures: Monona 79 McGregor 87 Strawberry Point .... 67 Elkader 116 Waukon 184 West Union 129 Decorah 303 92 76 50,511 43,826 31,846 53,818 49,613 40,903 39,250 47,745 40,351 22,630 37,558 45,117 55,045 42,119 27,363 47,487 36,338 42,323 41,244 49,678 37,929 30.379 29,032 55.396 50,531 50,411 31,689 $ 35.104 28.656 32,627 59,161 108,583 66,738 176,190 Three New Arrivals At Postviile Hospital Three births were recorded at the Postviile hospital during the past week, two of the new arrivals being boys and one girl. Following is a list of the births for the period: Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald .Gordon. Postviile, September 8, weighing five pounds and 15 ounces. Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Radloff, Luana, September 8, weighing nine pounds and seven ounces. Daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. George Erbe, Monona, September 15, weighing nine pounds and 13 ounces. Work Starts Again On Schutte Building Masons, plumbers, heating men and electricians have started work this week on the basement task on the new Schutte building and are building in wall partitions, laying chimney, running floor soil pipe drains, and roughing in wiring outlets. Work was halted in early summer ,due to the lack of structural steel required after the concrete basement walls and foundation had been poured. Work will continue now as materials become available and it is hoped to proceed without any further lengthy interruptions. DRAFT REGISTRATION IS NEARLY COMPLETED The following calendar shows the dates on which various age groups must registed in Room 200, Waukon court house, in accordance with rules governing the recently enacted Selective Service Act. Those born in 1929 will register on September 15 or 16. Those born in 1930 before September 19 will register on September 17 or 18. Those born after September 19 will register within five days after their 18th birthday.

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