Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on September 22, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 22, 1948
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)wa Becomes tolitical Race battleground |wa tins become a major bat- 1 POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN (round in the 1948 political jpatgn. Both major party presi- cnndidatcs are expected month, at least three mem- of the president's cabinet in lho state within a space t hree weeks, and Progressive i- lenders are hopeful that can get their two standard- |ers into the state Fifty-Sixth Year le reason for all the flurry of Ijcat activity is the red-hot Ito 'rial race between Senator L e Wilson and former Senator Gillette. While Republican i crs are confident of winning (lection, they want to take no ce of losing control of the le, and for that reason Gov, Tom Dewey and Governor I 'Warren planned visits to piv- states, one of which is Iowa, i Democrats, while hoping for I ictory for President Truman I very confident, but they do that Gillette can beat Wilson, ic opinion polls also indicate Gillette coulcT win a close |rv, Thai's why the Demote concentrating on Gillette. | C iowa Republicans recognize Gillette could win. That 's (ably one reason why Warren, originally was scheduled to Dcs Moines, was re-routed ugh northern Iowa — where itie is strongest—and why his ,r address will be delivered Sioux City, in the middle Gillette's home district, the ih. Uette always has been a good I getter in Iowa, because he's I able to attract Independent In 1938. for example, Wil- beat incumbent Democrat Kraschel in the gubernatori- Ire by more than 59.000 votes, J that same year Gillette won •senate race by 2.805. In 1944, lie opposed Bourke Hicken- kr and although he was de- lij by 29.734 votes, the demote candidates for governor and •dent lost by 124,000 and 57,| respectively. Third Party ;;t effect Henry Wallace and •Progressive party will have The outcome of the election is poot question. Most political :vors believe the votes he get normally would have I lo the Democrats. They see possibility of Gillette beinj by the Progressive party en into the campaign, and in a senatorial race it could be Ideciding factor. Some ob- have predicted as many » votes for the Progres I in November. That would frecord. surpassing the total Farmer-Union party's 29,- ast in 1936. In the last presi- election. the Prohibition fat election, the Prohibition received 3,752, Socialists ( and Socialist-Labor, 193. Wr, this year there will be (derably more parties on the t and the ''protest" vote may IPlit. If that is the case, Wal- 1 may not not receive the vote anticipated. «ent farm poll showed that f ee was favored by only P*r cent of the voters, and l»o Per cent said they would for the Progressive candi- |ior Senator. same poll indicated that Beardslcy, GOP candi- governor, is more popu- ffl ong farmers than Dewey Dewey and Wilson are fav- »? 50 per cent of those polled, Per cent said they would ' Beardsley and only 19 : for Carrol Switzer, Dem- Btbernatorial candidate. U«uor Fronts Up •annual report of the state commission shows that store profits were up $39,Mast year, a gain of 15.25 , An increase of 11.54 ™ in the price accounts for Jac boost in dollar vol- commission points out ml „ ° f cvery doUar spent f« uor »n Iowa goes to the Sovernment for taxes, uyfour ccnts goes lor sal . | (w commission workers. "Port also indicated that The | lowans are purchasing more '-Priced liquors, two-thirds ales last year -were for * whiskies. P Wealed by the report P* tact that sales in border w * as Dubuque, North>M City and Davenport, rnore sharply than In l 'ons of the state. Liquor **» officials say that more purchasers are visit- 1 liquor stores than ever kiwtrlal Trainlnc 1 5* industrial arts depart™ b wn added to the pro* l Bdora Training school. ™t. including power tools P* lathes, has been Instett- P JJt of $2,500. Superin- W Charl e6 W. Reed says in the eighth, ninth ^grades will be in' the Uc h wui be designed to ' lB , the school busy and on Page Two) Beginners Take Tests To Find MentaUbility Class Scores High In Examination Given On Entrance To School The 26 children enrolled in the Postville kindergarten this year should be capable of doing good work in kindergarten judging by the results shown upon the Detroit kindergarten test administered to them by their teacher, Mrs. Donald Schaefer, recently. This test is designed to test the mental ability of the pupil as he enters the kindergarten. Five of the Postville children made a score of 25 or above upon this test which would place them in the highest five per cent of children entering kindergarten according to the standard established upon the results of testing 895 kindergarten children. Fifteen of the 26 children in the Postville kindergarten scored 20 or over on the test which would place them in the upper one-fourth as given by the standards mentioned before. Only two of the Postville students ranked a score of less than 17 upon the test, while the authors of the test place the 50 percentile line for the SOS students which were originally tested to determine norms at 17.. In other words, one might say that all but two of the Postville kin- j dergarten children appear to be j above the average child enter- j tering kindergarten in inielli- j gence. These two students made'; scores only slightly below seventeen. One purpose of the lest was to give a possible basis for regrouping the students according to ability in order to enable the' teacher to do a better job in, teaching. Results of the lest seem ; to show that chance has grouped i the children about the same that ; they would have been grouped! upon the basis of the test so for a time there will be no regrouping in the kindergarten. Every day bouquets have been ^ pos(vJlle pjra(es continued brought to school by Kay Hun. ( wayg by dumping Sharon Sennit*. M » r >™ e ^ ! Sumner here" Friday afternoon 33 Gloria Evans. .1. D. Thoicson and, ^ q A1 , hough (he wind was Dianne Overland. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1948. Invitation Extended To Churches For Missionary Meeting The churches of Postville are be ing invited by the Laymen's Missionary Movement to observe Men and Missions Sunday on November 14. This will be the 18th annual observance. The plan is to have a layman speak briefly on World Missions before the morning sermon, and the pastor will in most cases discuss a similar topic at that morning service. This promises to be one of the great days in the churches of North America. Men—not leaving it to the women folk, alone— will be confronted with their responsibility for Christian world missions as possibly never before The conditions which exist everywhere in the world at present emphasize this need. The leaders of the Movement have shown great wisdom in the choice of this year's theme, "Millions are waiting—while Christ waits for us." The Resident Chairman who is promoting the observance of the day in all of the churches in this neighborhood is the Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig. pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. THE CITY COUSIN Ervin Moeller Will Hold Farm Auction Ervin H. Moeller, who resides five and one-half miles south of Luana, will hold a closing out farm sale at his farm on Monday. September 27, commencing at 12:30 p. m. The sale listing includes 12 head of Holstein cattle, 35 head of i Chester White hogs, 250 chickens, considerable hay, tractor, and imany other items of farm ma ! chinery and equipment. Full par i titulars of the sale may be found ion page seven of this issue. Final Rites Today For Fred E. Gordon Pirates Trounce Sumner, 33 to 0 Here On Friday One day this week, Kay Hcin brought a twig from a' cotton plant. One cotton pod had burst open and the cotton could be felt and seen. The other pod was closed. The class thought it was interesting. This week the movie, "Safety on the Highway" was shown., The class learned the right way i to cros.% a street. Then worksheets were colored for •Health and Safety" Booklets. Tuesday, Mrs. Paige Wirklcr brought a treat of candy bars to celebrate AUyn's birthday. The seven people that have returned their dental raids are: Marilyn Steele. Mary Belle Madsen, Gloria Evans, Karen Babcock, Billy Loomis. Kay Hcin. Kathrine Schmidt. Donald Hold, and Vera Ann Paulson. First Grade \< MVS The first grade is studying animals in science. Friday, they brought animals at.d bugs to school to study them. Joe Bail brought his dog arid Man- Martins brought a goldfish. Mrs. John Madsen came to visit the class Friday morning. She is the first visitor this year The boys are ahead of (he girls in getting the dental cards back. Three boys, Monte Cook, David Kiesau, and Joe Ball have returned theirs. Dianne Gregg is the only girl who has returned hers so far. Second Grade The second graders welcomed a new student this week, Bruce Radloff. Those who have returned their dental cards arc: Sharon Tindell, Richard Marling, Sonny Schultz, Karen Hein, and Daryl Sander. In numbers class, students are learning how to add three numbers in a row. Fourth Grade The Fourth Grade pupils are enthusiastic about their spelling chart and are working especially hard to receive perfect scores on The chart takes imaginary trip every Friday. the pupil on an - , from Postville to Los Angeles, California by au tomobile. As each pupil receives they get to travel fiom " to another. . d 100 Twenty-two pupils recw percent in spelling tlu^F'tda^. STKE" ^Falb, Gary .Cook., --^^ ^ a Sumner wiling. Ontlow Khle,|ngni d 0 „ page 8 ) strong and sun hot, both teams turned in fairly early season performances with Postville garner ing thirteen first downs and Sumner seven Postville received the opening kick-off and headed into a strong wind. Jack Schultz, left half, re turned the Sumner kickoff to the Pirate 30. Jcck Meyer, right half, then carried around left end for nine yards. Schultz went off tackle for 28 yards and a first down. Meyer toted the pigskin off tackle for three. On the next play Jim Waters, quarterback, fumbled, recovered his own fum ble and went over center for three more. Tennis Mork hit over cen tor for six and another first down. Meyer and Schultz alternated for another first down in three phtys. Then the Pirates suffered a live yard penalty for backfleld in motion. Schultz carried for one, and Dean Gunderson, right end was thrown for a seven yard loss on an end around play. The Pirates then lost the ball on downs and Sumner gained five yards on their first try. However, they fumbled on the next play and Postville recovered. Schultz then carried for two, Mork for three, a pass failed, and Meyer made another first down with an eight yard gain. Schultz then fumbled and re covered his own fumble after a one-yard gain. Mork carried for five and Schultz made another first down with a gain of five yards. Meyer then fumbled and recovered the ball for a two yard gain and Postville 's first touchdown. Schultz carried J end for the extra point. Postville 7, Sumner 0. Schultz kicked off to Sumner and Ronald Gunderson tackled on the Sumner 34 as the first quarter ended. In two plays of the second quarter Sumner had a first down. Then the Sumner quarterback tossed a short pass which Jack Schultz intercepted and making nice use of some real blocking traveled 55 yards for a touchdown. Meyer failed on the extra point. Postville 13, Sumner 0. Schultz kicked off and Dean Gunderson tackled on the Sumner forty. Sumner made a first down around left end, then lost five yards for offside. John Hoth . Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the Schutte Funeral Home for Fred E. Gordon, 70, lifelong Postville resident, who passed away atPostville Hospital Sunday evening. 1 Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig, pastor of St. Paul's Church, will officiate at the service being held at 2:30 o'clock. Mr. Gordon underwent an operation at Rochester August 12 and has been in failing health since that time. He was returned from Rochester to the Postville Hospital where he passed away. Burial will be in the Postville cemetery. Born On Farm Fred E. Gordon, eighth child of Angus Gordon and Nancy Hardin Gordon, was born April 10, 1878 on a farm two miles west of Postville, and departed this life September 19, 1948 at Postville, aged 70 years, five months and nine days. Mr. Gordon spent his entire life as a resident of the Postville community. On May 6, 1902 he was united in marriage with Eva Seybert. To this union three children were born, two of whom survive the passing of their father. Throughout most of his adult life Mr. Gordon was engaged in the work of a carpenter. For the past four years he served as caretaker at the Postville Hospital. On August 12 of this year he entered St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, for an operation. It was while recovering from that operation that the affliction resulting in his death set it. On September 9 he was r-eturned to the Postville Hospital, the institution with which he had become so intimately associated and where death came to him Sunday evening. Mr. Gordon is survived by his widow; two children: a daughter, Ruth (Mrs. Peter Ryken) of Latimer, and a son, Keith, of Monona; four grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Ellen Haffa of California, and Mrs. Katherine Jepson of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Merle Lange Named X [Manager Of Co-Op. ) CM«rhr-Lange was named livestock buyer for the Postville Cooperative Society at ta special board meeting held on Saturday night. s__Lange replaces Gilbert Folsornlj . The board, in its meeting Saturday, considered four applications for the position, choosing Lange from this group. The cooperative holds livestock sales in Postville every Wednesday afternoon with individual buyers and packing plant representatives forming the purchasing group. Buddy Poppy Sale Will Be Saturday On Postville Streets During the war when messages are received from the fighting fronts of our boys suffering and bleeding far from any help, there burns within the bosom of those at home a desire to hurry to them to bathe a fevered brow or stop the flow of blood, to bring any comfort possible. Too few of our American people know the story of the •thousands brought back from battlefields to spend the rest of their lives in beds of suffering, or, because of disabilities resulting from war injuries, to later be taken to hospitals to spend many weary lonesome months in the confines of the four walls. To these shut-in former fight- 1 ing men the Veterans of Foreign Wars carry programs of cheer very frequently. There are letters to write home, comfort items needed, ward parties, and just a lot of little things to lighten the weary hours away from home. The war is over now, but the quarters and dollars dropped in the little money boxes on the day when the folks are on the street with the Buddy Poppy are used strictly for the comfort of needy veterans. Post No. 9125 will be on the streets of Postville on September 25. Number 47. James Overland Is Elected New C C President Other Officers Chosen At Annual Meeting; Hold Business Session Drivers Examiners Will Be Here Next Monday Drivers examiners will be in Postville next Monday, September 27, at Memorial Hall from 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m., according to Town Marshal William F. Foels, for the purpose of renewing licen ses and giving examinations for new permits. 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. Attorneys Attend District Gathering Attorneys Joseph B. Steele, W. H. Burling and Robert Burling attended a noon luncheon of the Thirteenth Judicial District Bar Association held at Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah Saturday noon. At the annual election of officers of the organization, Steele was elected president and Robert Burling was named secretary- treasurer to serve for the year. Eight Births Reported At Postville Hospital Eight new arrivals, five boys and three girls, were reported at Postville hospital during the past week. Following is a list of the births for the period: Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Inger, Postville, September 10, seven pounds. Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Don W. White, Postville, September 16, six pounds, one ounce. Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Keehner, Postville, September 17, seven pounds, eight ounces. Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Harnack, Postville, September 18, six pounds, seven ounces. Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Schultz, Postville, September 19, seven pounds, four ounces. Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Miller, Waukon, September 20, seven pounds, four ounces. Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Vern Brouillet, Postville, September 21, nine pounds, seven ounces. Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Schara, Postville, September 21, seven pounds, eight ounces. PLANS FARM SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 Diane Eberling, (Continued on page 8) B. B. McGonigle of Luana will hold a closing out farm sale at his home located one-haM mile north of the Luana depot . on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 12:30 o'clock. Full particulars will appear in next weeks issue of the Herald. Boy Scouts Resume Meetings Here Monday Troop No. 41, Boy Scouts, has resumed its Monday evening meet ings. The meetings are held in the building used by the Gun Club at the Big-Four Fairgrounds; the hour of assembly is 7:00 p. m. At the troop meeting, last M'on- day evening, a Tenderfoot investiture service was conducted, with Billy James receiving the "Tenderfoot badge. A county Boy Scout rally is to be held at Postville, October 5, 1948. This K rally will be the annual fall bean feed and will include Cub Scouts as well as Boy Scouts. All Cub and Scout parents will be guests at this meeting. Kiwanians Will Attend Meeting ——— « Four Postville Kiwanis Club members will attend the district convention of the Illinois-Eastern Iowa Kiwanis Clubs to be held at Congress Hotel in Chicago September 26 through 29. Delegates from the Postville club who will attend the convention will be Joseph B. Steele, Rev. F. R. Ludwig, Willard Schutte and Fred J. Miller. The members will be accompanied by their wives on the trip. Steele is a member of the reso lutions committee of the district and will work with other committee members in formulating the drafting of new measures to be presented to the convention for approval. Dean Ktoster Speaker Monday C. G. Kloster, dean of Luther College in Decorah, was the speaker at the regular Kiwanis meeting held last Monday evening. His subject was "Recent Trends in Vocational Guidance in Schools." Dean Kloster spoke of personnel guidance problems and outlined procedures used in aiding young people in their quest for proper vocation for life. He spoke briefly ot different^ tests currently used in determining an individuals aptitude for various vocations and stressed the need of a vocational guidance' department in public schools to meet the problem. Postville Nine Scores 19 to 2 Win Over Luana The Postville Independent Baseball team downed Luana 19 to 2 here at Smith Athletic Field Sunday behind a 17 hit barrage. The Pirates unloosed their heavy guns and scored at will throughout the contest. Walby was on the mound for Postville and set the Luana batters down with only five hits. The Pirates capitalized on five Luana errors along with their heavy hitting to score their 19 runs. Cloy Schultz, playing left field, made two beautiful running catches in the game to come up with the outstanding fielding feats of the day. The entire Pirate infield turned in a good game with only one error to mar the record. G. Schultz, Don Mork and G., Mork collected home runs for Postville. G. Kurth connected for a triple for Luana in the heavy hitting department. The Pirates have no chance to place in the top bracket of the Scenic league this year but their game next week with Waukon will be a large factor in deciding the winner in league competition Monona and Prairie du Chien are tied for first place with Waukon trailing a game behind in second spot. A Pirate win Sunday would eliminate one of the con' tenders for top honors or a Pirate loss would present a possibility of Waukon moving into a tie for first place. The game will be played at Waukon. Score By Innings Postville 441 207 100—19 Luana 000 010 001— 2 Box Score Postville 19 AB Gericke, ss 4 G. Schultz, 2b 6 Palmer, c 6 D. Mork, 3b 6 C. Schultz, If 3 Meyer, lb 5 Walby, p 6 G. Mork, rf 6 Schupbach, cf 4 J. M. Overland was elected president of the Postville Commercial Club to succeed Earl Abernethy at the annual meeting of that group held last Thursday evening in Community Hall. Others officers chosen for the coming year were E. C. Ruckdaschel, vice president; D. R. Loomis, treasurer; Don Mork, secretary; J. F. Hart, D. L. Estes and C. W. DeGarmo, directors for two-year terms. Holdover directors are Harold Schroeder, R. L. Evans and Robert Burling. Discuss Football Lights Club members discussed installation of lights at Smith Athletic Field for the use of the high school football team and discussed the need of a playground and field in the vicinity of the school house as a permanent installation. According to a directive received by Supt. K. T. Cook recently from the Iowa High School Athletic Association, athletic contests held in the afternoon cannot begin before 3:00 p. m. The rules state that in the case of interscholastic contests where it is necessary for one school to travel a distance of not more than 25 miles, those teams may leave at 2:30 p. m. If the distance traveled is between 25 and 50 miles the teams may leave at 2:00 p. m. Under this ruling, the games actually cannot start until about 3:30. The club adopted a motion to appoint a committee to make a study of the problem and present concrete facts before the next meeting to be discussed. The need for lights has been recognized for several years but several factors have entered to forestall action. Postville at present, is the only- football team in the conference playing hosts to opponents in afternoon games. Rev. Schiel Speaks Rev. Walter C. Schiel of Manchester spoke to the group on the subject of a county community chest and outlined the program that is now in operation in Delaware County. Rev. Schiel was instrumental in organizing the community chest in Delaware County and is presently associated activally with that organization. Rev. Schiel outlined the requirements for organizing the chest program, the manner in which collections are made, the means of handling organizations coming within the benefits of the chest, problems encountered and ways that these problems were handled. R 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 3 2 H 1 4 0 3 1 1 2 3 2 Totals 46 19 17 Luana 2 AB R H E Keehner, cf 4 0 0 0 Grohn, c 3 0. 0 1 Oehring c 10 0 0 K. Looney, 3b 4 10 2 J. Looney, ss 4 1 0 1 G. Kurth, p 4 12 0 Rip Collins, lb. 3 0 2 0 R. Looney, 2b 4 0 0 0 Martins, p 10 0 0 Bud Collins, If 10 0 1 C. Kurth, rf 3 0 0 0 Totals 32 2 5 5 The Jolson Story To Play At Iris Theater Whn the idea was suggested to the writer that it might be a good idea to show "The Egg and I" at the Iris even though it had played in every theater around Postville, it seemed rather doubtful as to whether there were enough people to make the booking pay out. But when the film showed to more people on a Sunday and Monday showing than any film in the 18 year history of the Iris Theater it proved to be the thing to do. It also proved that there are many, many loyal and faithful patrons of the Iris that scarcely ever attend any other theater. With that thought in mind "The Jolson Story" has been booked for showing September 26 and 27. Like the "Egg and I", it too has played everywhere and to sensational business because it is the best of the many fine technicolor musicals that has been released for many years. If you have seen the film see it again and if you haven't this will perhaps be the last chance until it is re-issued a few years from now. To those who have seen the film before, a special invitation is extended to you to see it at the Iris again. Regardless of where you may have seen it, we definitely know that you did not hear nor see it at its best. Western Elec- Aric Sound System used in the Iris gives you musical reproduction superior to any other make— 45 ampere Peerless lamps together with Bausch and Lomb lenses give a sharpness to the screen unsurpassed anywhere. Technicolor is particularly mere brilliant. With a great film like the "Jolson Story" you have "something" to see and hear. •

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