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May 7, 1936

Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 1

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POSTVILLE HERALD Forty-Fourth Year. jaseball Team to [Represent County In District Meet iarching Band Rates Good [at State Music Contest; Other School News vostville's baseball team is entered [the northeastern Iowa district base 11 tournament which is to be held at lyette, Thursday, Friday and Satur- ly of this week, •Two diamonds will be used for the fst round play-off, which is sched- (ed for Thursday as follows: Tripoli .bye; Postville vs. Delhi at 10:00 a. Norn Springs, vs. Fayette at 1:30 m.; Guttenberg vs. Fredericksburg 3:30 p. m. These ore in the upper acket. ITie lower bracket, also to play the st round Thursday, is as follows: lasquelon vs. bye; Orchard vs. bye; Porte City vs. Farmersburg at 1:30 I in.; Greene vs. Fott Atkinson at |0 p. m. lecond round games are to be play- I Friday with games starting at 9:00 |d 10:30 a. m., 1:30 and 3:30 p. m. Semi-final games are scheduled for |turday at 9:00 and 10:30 a. m., and [ finals at 2:00 p. m. Saturday. Marching Band Rales "Good" Hie Postville schools' marching ind, participating at the annual mu- 1 festival at Iowa City last Saturday, jierged with a rating of "good" in class B competition which had iMars, Griswold and Waverly as the jiperior" winners and Postville, La- jmi and Logan as "good" rankers, flie local band, competing in this fent for the first time, was up against iperienccd competition from much per towns, but in spite of this gave |ood account of themselves and won i plaudits of the spectators, experi- Iccd drill masters and the radio an- funcer. But of these none were the final judges whose rating was the lal word as to how the bands should Lloyd Luhman also received a rank "good" in one of the most closely htested events of the whole festival, 1 cornet solos. There were 14 con-1 |tants and of these Newton, Chero- and Kensett ranked "superior;' ^son City, Sioux City, Shenandoah icacer, Ionia and Council Bluffs got "excellent" rating; and Eagle Jove, Burlington, Holstein, Postville 1 Dexter rated as "good." postville musicians have begun to nc for next year and hope to make j even better showing in the music pies than the successful one of this ar. Vith the contest closed rehearsals 1 summer concert music will begin fonce. Now is the time for any be- pner to start. Violins, trombones, Jiophones and clarinets are espec- Jly needed and anyone starting on |y instrument will please see Mr. fifell at once. Postville 14; Lansing 2. : ostvill e defeated Lansing's baseball im here Tuesday afternoon for its :ond win to gain the right to repre- >t Allamakee county at the District jseball Tournament to be held at 5'ette this week-end, the score being fto 2. I After Postville had retired Lansing ithe first half of the initial inning, |y started right out in their half of inning to score three runs. The ?ls showed some good hitting and |e running to pile up the lead that Is held throughout the game, pausing got only two hits off Kamp Additional School News on page 8) A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN rOSTVIUJEUOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1936. Rural Electrification Meetings Next Week Considerable interest is being manifested in this county as well as in several other counties in the state on the rural electrification projects now being sponsored by Hie federal government. Due to the many requests coming to the Farm Bureau office for information, two meetings have been arranged to be held in the county next week. On Monday evening, May 11, one o£ these will be held at the Cherry Valley school house, (near the Arthur Swenson home in Franklin township) and another on Tuesday evening, May 12, in the court house at Waukon. Each of these meetings will start at promptly eight o'clock. C. H. Van Vlack, agricultural extension engineer, will be present to lead the discussion and give definite information regarding the setup and the advantages of the rural electrification project. Mr. Van Vlack has been doing considerable work of this nature in the state and the Farm Bureau is fortunate in getting him booked for these two meetings in Allamakee county. Electrification on the farm has great possibilities and according to present information this valuable convenience is within reach of the rural communities at a very low cost. Farmers are especially urged to be present and hear this subject discussed. DC Mother's Day JD Miss Opal Handy and Roger Hubbell Marry Miss Opal Handy and Mr. Roger Hubbell of this city were married on Saturday evening at eight o'clock by the Rev. R. F. Galloway, the ceremony being performed at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J, Handy. The bride was attired in a navy blue suit and her boquet consisted of pink rose buds and sweet peas. Only the families of the contracting parties attended the wedding cere mony which was followed by the serv ing of refreshments. The bride is a graduate of PostviJle High School, class of 1933, and also at tended Upper Iowa University, Fay ette. The young man of her choice is the son of Mrs, Fern Hubbell of Fay ette. He is a graduate of the Fayette High School and he too attended Upper Iowa University. For some time past he has been located here in Postville, where he is associated with Mr. Handy in handling the affairs of the Oscar Mayer Packing Company's local branch. These young people have taken up housekeeping in an apartment in the Mrs. E. C. Sonnkalb residence in this city. The Herald joins with the many friends of this estimable young couple in extending heartiest congratulations and well wishes for a long and happy wedded life. D.A.R's Last Meeting of Year Held Tuesday The Little Lucy Dougherty Chapter, N. S„ D. A. R., held its last monthly meeting for the year at the home of Mrs. Cora Jewell on May 5th. The meeting was opened with a sumptuous picnic luncheon that was enjoyed by all, after which the regular meeting was held and the old officers re-elected for another year. Following this the eleven members and five visitors repaired to the cemetery and will) brief and fitting ceremony placed D, A. R. markers on the graves of their deceased members, Mrs. Hattie Prior and Mrs. May Douglass, in Postville cemetery. RIBS §fl |l R||iBf| l THE SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS. *«! above picture is of the PostvilUr'High S *ool^on ^«mg «^p !«%nball team which recently closed a very successful r°m left to right,.top row: Eugene Galloway, W^JSgS^jn ?amp, Coach T. R. Collins, Jack Bush, Don Humphrey, ^"om row. u o ^astian, Bob Hangartner, Earl Gray, hold.ng ^^fXmethy. 'tegor sectional tournament, Roland Peterson, Cmtis Aoemewy. Arthur Behrens's Are Wedded Twenty Years Sunday, May third, marked the twentieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Behrens of this city, in honor of which they entertained a goodly company of relatives at dinner at their home, and the afternoon was spent delightfully in a social season. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kohlwey, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kohlwey, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kohlwey, Mrs. John G. Buch and Miss Minnie Kohlwey, all of Cedarburg, Wiscon sin; Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Benike of West Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Behrens of Luana; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hoth of Frankvile; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Benjegerdes, Mrs. Geo. Thoma and C. H, Meier, all of Postville. The Herald joins with the many friends of these fine folks in extend ing hearty congratulations and hopes they may be with us to enjoy many more happy recurrences of their wedding day. Silver Wedding of Two Couples Was Observed Sunday Mr. and Mrs. B. Lange and Mr. and Mrs. J. Kohrs Belatedly Surprised It was twenty-five years ago last February that Mr. and Mrs. Ben W. Lange-and Mr. and Mrs. John Kohrs, two well known and highly respected farm families, residing on route 3, Postville, started out on their matrimonial careers at a grand double wedding. At the exact date of their silver wedding anniversary snow drifted roads and later mud roads prevented any suitable celebration of- the event, but their neighbors and friends kept matters under their hats and bided their time until favoring conditions came, as they did on last Sunday, when they all congregated at the Lange home and gave these two fine couples the surprise of their lives. The guests came prepared also with big baskets of eats and at noon spread a feast that would have made even old Belshazzar happy, and we can assure you it was most heartily enjoyed, and served to put all present to enjoy the fine social season that prevailed throughout the afternoon. Those present were Mr. and Mrs, Frank Sebastian and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller and Cloy, Mr, and Mrs. Aug. Ballz and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schara and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Baltz and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Haltmeyer and family, Mr, and Mrs. Wilbert Wilke and family, Mr. and Mrs. "Walter Lammert and family. At an appropriate season the guests .•epair.ed to their several homes wishing for Mr. and Mrs. Lange and Mr. and Mrs. Kohrs many more happy recurrences of their wedding day, a wish in which all who know these kindly, friendly folks will heartily concur. P. J. McCAULEY OUT FOB SUPERVISOR MEMBER P. J. McCauley of French Creek township, Allamakee county, candidate on the democratic ticket for supervisor for the 1937 term, was a Postville visitor. Tuesday. Mr. McCauley is a well-known farmer of his section/ experienced in township and county .matters and those who are acquainted with him say the voters will make no mistake in electing him to the office he seeks. His qualifications will be an asset to the county. Three Teachers Tender Resignations To Board Three vacancies exist in the teaching staff of the Postville public school system since Monday evening when the board of education accepted the resignations of Miss Margaret Louise Meyn, Latin, English and dramatic instructor of the high school; Miss Teresa Naso, music supervisor; and Miss Ruth Co/fman, junior high teacher. All of these had been re-elected for the next school year but have in mind other plans than returning here. As far as is known at this time all others of the present staff will return here next September. Save $765 On Insurance The Board at its Monday night meeting rewrote all of the fire insurance policies on the school house at a saving of $765.50 over the five-year terms all policies on the building are written for. This saving was made possible by a new reduced rate effective in Iowa on all public buildings and by writing the policies under the co-insurance plan. In addition to the reduction, the district will have $3,000 additional insurance or 555,500 instead of the ?52,000 carried heretofore and a number of added features not heretofore carried, Under the new plan the insurance on the school building will cost the district approximately $896 for the five-year term instead of $1575. A refund of $87.50 in cash is made to the district by the rewriting of policies. The new insuran.ee is apportioned equally among the following local insurance agencies: A. C. Webster, Gustav Dietsch and A. J. Phillips. Big Circus Is Likely to Come This Summer Are the people of Postville and surrounding country hungry for a circus? Well, we'll say they are, and there is a more than probable possibility that their appetites will be appeased before the present season is over. And hence we advise the public to begin saving up their nickles to buy peanuts for the elephants, red lemonade and all that goes to make circus day a memorable and happy one for old and young. While no date has yet been set for the coming of the circus, a communication recently received from one of the biggest and best railroad shows in the United States indicates they are looking this way, and are planning to come at a time that will most be convenient for our farmer folks, in order that it may be one grand, big, glorious holiday for all- Keep your weather eye open, folks, and remember that the best circus town in Iowa is more than likely to announce a bit later the coming of a grand good circus. COMMUNITY CLUBS WILL MEET WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 The Community Clubs, with Grand Meadow township entertaining, will meet at Turner Hall on Wednesday, May 13. The program arranged for this meeting will be followed by a dance at which Ole Jensen's orchestra will furnish the music. Bring your baskets for the picnic dinner to be served at midnight. THE JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM TO BE A COLORFUL AFFAIR Commencement activities' will begin tomorrow (Friday) night, when the Senior class will be the guests of the Junior class at the annual Junior- Senior prom. The gymnasium will be transformed into a veritable colonial garden, thus carrying out the decorative theme. Jensen's orchestra has been secured to furnish the music. Number 27. Weekly Band Concert Season to Start Soon Happy days will soon be here again, as it will not be long before the Postville High School Band will be presenting weekly ' concerts in the City Park as thpy have done for a number of years past, to the delight of our townspeople and the farm folks for miles around. And we can assure the public that the concerts this year will be superior in every way to all those of the past. Director Dillon Lowell has built the Postville band up until it is one of the ranking musical organizations of northeastern Iowa. The boys and girls of the organization have taken unusual interest in their work during the past year and are playing a much better class of music than ever be fore and they are playing it in a grand way. They are entitled to a lot of credit for the effort put forth to give Postville a firstclass musical organization, and if you will but come out and hear their first program it will not be necessary to invite you to come to the many delightful ones that are to follow, because you wouldn't miss one of them for the world. Watch. the Herald for announcement of the grand opening concert, then come and bring the whole family to enjoy an evening of delightful melody that will be as free as the air you breathe. Commercial Club To Hold Meeting on Next Thursday Final Session Before Recess Will Be Addressed By Edward J. Markle LUANA LADIES TO SERVE A MOTHER'S DAY DINNER The Luana Lutheran Ladies' Aid Society will serve a dinner on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, at the Luana Opera House. Adults 35c, children 5 to 10 years 20c, under 5 years free. Serving is to begin at 11 o'clock and all are invited. 51 BLACKTOPPING BHJS ALL OO HIGH AND WERE REFUSED TOO Cwjiei lignwa; _hen the state highway commis sion let road contracts last week the bid for black-topping No. 51 was refused because oi being too high, and the contract will be offeced again at the meeting on May 12th Louis Howe Was President's Best Friend, Advisor Congressman F, Biermann Writes Interestingly for Herald Readers Louis Howe Dies The unselfish friendship of two men is one of the finest things in the world. Now and then such a friendship becomes famous. Such a friendship existed for 25 years between Louis McHenry Howe and Franklin D. Roosevelt. It began when Howe was a newspaper writer covering New York's state capital at Albany and young Roosevelt began his political career as a state senator there. Howe developed a great admiration for the handsome young man in his twenties. Soon he resolved Roosevelt should become president, and nothing diverted him from that purpose until it had been achieved. Roosevelt became assistant secretary of the navy after leaving the New York state senate. Then he ran for vice president with Governor James M. Cox in 1920. Then came the stroke of infantile paralysis, which would have utterly discouraged any but the most resolute of men. Howe cared for Roosevelt like a nurse all through that painful illness—and he never relinquished his purpose that the stricken man should become president. Then came the governorship in the elections of 1928 and 1930 and the presidency in 1932. Louis Howe had achieved his purpose and Roosevelt brought him here as his secretary and most confidential adviser. Howe lived in the White House. Then he was stricken with a disease that would have finished a man of less will power long ago. But finally the frail body succumbed and the devoted friends separated. Colonel Howe's funeral was held in the White House, an honor rarely accorded anyone not a member of the presidential family. President and Mrs. Roosevelt accompanied the body to Fall River, Massachusetts, for burial. Three Newspaper Men President Roosevelt appointed his great friend, Louis McHenry Howe, his secretary when he became president. Stephen Early and Marvin McIntyre, of whom the public has heard and seen much more, were made assistant secretaries. All three of these gentlemen are newspaper-men. (Continued on page 8) How rapidly the time rolls 'round is again called vividly to mind by the fact that one week from tonight—• Thursday, May 14th—the Postville Commercial Club will hold its last meeting of the year, and will then adjourn until next fall, it having been the custom of the club to hold no meetings during June, July and August, leaving the interim work to the .Executive committee, co/nposed of the officers and the chairmen of the various committees. Chairman Roberts of the speaker's committee is already on the trail of a very capable speaker for this last event of the club year as he is desirous of having someone to talk to the club that will give them something to ponder over during their three months vacation. And as Harvey hasn't slipped a cog in all the years he has been holding down this important post he is not likely to on this occasion. The Entertainment committee, happy at the prospect of a three months layoff from their arduous duties, are also arranging a Dutch Lunch of unusual magnitude, and plan to serve it at so low a price that every member of the club will be able to be present at the lunch. And in the past this hard-working crew never has failed to accomplish what it set out to perform, and you may lay to it they wiU come through in fine form. President Elmer Hoth is very desirous of having a good attendance at this meeting, so that the club may give any instructions they may see fit for the committees to contact during the summer vacation. Later—Mr, Roberts informs us he has secured Edward Markle of New Hampton to speak before the Postville Commercial Club at its final meeting of the year. Mr. Markle has made a visit to a number of European countries somewhat recently, where he studied conditions quite carefully and also was permitted to take some pictures, and illustrates his lecture with the use of stereopticon slides. This should be a very enlightening and entertaining lecture. Legion Auxiliary Has Interesting Meeting: The April meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary to Arthur F. Brandt Post No. 518 was held last Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Estella Huebner. The chairman of the Unit Activities committee, Pauline Staadt, reported the net proceeds of the Legion and Auxiliary benefit dance to be $34.84, which amount was divided equally between the two organizations sponsoring the dance. The unit proceeded to meet some of its obligations by voting cash gifts to be forwarded to the Educational, National Defense and Funds of the Department of Iowa. A cash gift was also sent to a veteran's widow who is in distress. The Poppy Poster chairman reported that the seventh and eighth grade pupils had begun work on Poppy Day Posters under the supervision of Miss Naso. Two cash prizes are offered, a first prize of $1.00 and a second prize of 75 cents. Three delegates—Mrs. Wm. Kneeland, Mrs. F. J. Miller and Mrs. L. D. Walter—represented ,the unit at the Legion and Auxiliary pep meeting at New Hampton, May 6. F. C. R UCKDAS CHEL GIVEN BDJTHDAY SURPRISE PARTY F. C. Ruckdaschel had a birthday Monday, but friends and relatives gathered at his home on Sunday with well-filled baskets of eats to give him a genuine surprise party and to say all had a delightful time is putting it but mildly. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ruckdaschel and family, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Poesch, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Koenig, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. J. Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Schlitter, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Koenig and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Koenig and family, Mr. and Mrs. Irey Rose and family, Mr. and Mrs. Arbie Rose and family, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Oldag and family, Miss Marie Koenig, all of this community; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Kaiser and family, C. F. Kaiser and Walter Kaiser, of Monona; and Norman Shogren of LaCrosse, Wis. The Sunday previous Mr. and Mrs. Victor Ruckdaschel and family and Christ Ruckdaschel appeared at Fred's home and brought the makings of a picnic dinner, so he really had two birthday parties in his honor this year.

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