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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Forty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1936. Number 28. enior Class Play, 'New Fires", Will Be Given May 26 all Teams To Compete In Waterville Tournament Other School News The Senior Class of Postville High hool will present "New Fires", a m edy in three acts, by Charles uimby Burdettc, under the direction Miss Margaret Meyn, on Tuesday, ay 26, in Turner Hall. Following is the cast of characters d group participants in order of eir appearance: cinda Andrews, a widow Marion Livengood anne Toler, a spinster : Gretchen Hein d Sperry, farm hand....Willard Meyer rry, his son Donald Humphrey ephen Santry, an author Bob Burling ly, his son Bill Cole yllis, his daughter-.Eulalia Klingbeil ne, his wife Catherine Stone ../e, his daughter Helen McNeil •c, his daughter-in-law Verlie Weston ick, his son Louis Kamp dor Lynn Gray, a country physician Roland Peterson ary Marshall, a neighbor Elizabeth Cahalan rs. Marshall. Mary's mother Bea McNeil -gie Sperry, Sid's wife Verla Belschner Student technical crews for the pro- clion are: Assistants—Eileen Kozelka, head; lene Larson, Margaret Malone. Stage Manager—Curtis Abernethy. Stage Crew—Elmer Heins, head; Him Olson, Dean Hammel, Willard oyer, Harold Meland. Building Crew—Dennis Lammert. ad; Eldo Hilmer, James Kneeskern. b Hangartner. Costume Crew—Marie Schultz, head; .... Baltz, Beverly Brandt, Ruby Is, Lillian Loftsgard. Ruby Olson, rothy Walby. Property Crew — Romilda Heins. ad; Arlene Koonig, Hildur Opsand, rraine Stockman. Selena Olson, Mila ae and Velva Kruse. Lighting Crew—Earl Gray, head; Imer Olson, Don Humphrey. Make-Up Crew—Bill Cnle, head: retchen Hein, Marion Livengood. thorine Stone, Jean Kelleher, Hard Meland. Advertising Crew—Willard Thoma, ad; Aldora Loftsgard, Eileen Schultz. shers—Eileen Schultz, head; Mila ae Kruse, Arlene Larson, Margaret alone. Synopsis—The play itself concerns e family of Stephen Santry, a Chigo author, who, realizing that his fe and children have lost their ap- "ciation of fundamental, worthwhile ings, takes them to an inherited farm the Missouri Ozarks for a week-end ~it. In charge of this farmhouse of Gideon Santry is Lucinda Andrews, widow who has been used to having r own way, as Suzanne, her spinster distant, and Sid Sperry, a farm hand, ow to their sorrow. Stephen has rely time to prepare them for the mi"g of the "cyclone" before it ar- 'es. When the "cyclone" does arrive, ephen demands that they stay on the m until such time as he sees fit return and everyone who expects to t must work, -—plications occur which force the uly to be thrown together to their • How Stephen works out his prob- of securing a "family unit" will enjoyed because of its reality and man warmth. on seeing the Senior Play on Mday, May 26! Local Teams Enter County Meet. •Vaterville will be host to 14 boys' girls' teams durlnr? next week- v 18 to 23. hree trophies, eleven and one-half c hes in he'ighth will be awarded to e best teams in boys' baseball, boys' ttenball and girls' kittenball. he first of the games is to be play- Monday. Finals are to be played Saturday, which is also the day of aterville's annual school picnic, ostville is the defending champion the baseball tournament, while Waville is defending boys' kittenball 10 's. Harpers Ferry has held the rating in girls', kittenball in the [ nty for n le pas t two years. Keen airy is anticipated in all contests, he tournament schedule is as folvs: °ys' Baseball— New Albin bye; stville vs. Lansing Monday at 2:45 m - The winner of this game meets w Albin Wednesday at 2:45 p. m. •he lower bracket Waterville drew hye, as did Harpers Ferry, the two m s meeting Tuesday at 2:45, with finals to be played Saturday at 1:30. oys' Kittenball—-Postville drew a Additional School News on page 8) Program Announced For School Closing Supt. R. J. Carroll and the high school faculty have completed details for winding up the year's work and announce the following schedule ot events in which the public will be interested: Friday, May 22, at 3:00 o'clock, annual school exhibit. Because of the busy season which would keep the men from attending the afternoon exhibit, the school will be open Sunday afternoon. May 24, from 2:00 to 4:00 o'clock when the exhibits may be inspected. Sunday, May 24, at 8:00 o'clock, Baccalaureate services at St. Paul's Lutheran church. Tuesday, May 26, at 8:00 o'clock, Senior Class play, "New Fires," at Turner Opera House. Wednesday, May 27, at 8:00 o'clock, Senior Class night at the high school auditorium. Thursday, May 28th, at 8:00 o'clock, Commencement exercises and eighth grade graduation at Turner Opera House. Friday, May 29, annual all-school picnic in Kohlmann's grove, all day. Picnic dinner, sports program, free ice cream, music, etc. The public is cordially invited to attend this picnic which proved to be so successful last year. Committee in charge, Messrs. Ed. F. Schroeder, Leonard Casten and Euclid Marston. Monday Club Honors Edw. Staadt Friday The Postville Monday Club held its annual guest meeting at the home of Mrs. Wm. Leui on May 8th with close to fifty guests and members present. The roll call was a biography of Edward Staadt given by the members of the club. Mrs. Leui in a well chosen talk explained that as the study of the club for the past year had been on actors and composers of plays, it was fitting that we close the year's work in doing honor to one of our own friends who did so much toward putting Postville on the map in that line. She also read many testimonials that were highly complimentary to his work by several noted playwrights and actors. A review of Mr. Staadt's play, "Wind In the South." was given by Mrs. John Falb, who personified the several characters in a most finished and de lightful manner. Several appropriate musical selections, including "O Sole Mio" by Caruso, were played on a Victrola, and the meeting closed with a social hour and the enjoyment of dainty refresh ments. E. P. dmno, Local Merchant, Passes Conducted Hardware Store Here For 30 Years It is with a sorrow that pervades the entire community we are called upon to announce the passing at his home in this city on Tuesday evening, May 12, 1936. of Edward P. Durno, for more than thirty years engaged in the hardware business in Postville. Mr. Durno was suddenly stricken at his home on Sunday morning last with an acute attack of cerebral congestion and entered into a state of coma in which condition lie remained until his passing. His death removes from our midst a genial and jovial gentleman and citizen, an honorable and progressive business man, whose untimely passing is universally regretted. Mr. Durno is aged about 62 years and prior to locating in Postville was a resident of Dubuque. He is survived by his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Slarbuck of Dubuque and Mrs. Sarah Wilson of Everett, Washington; and one brother, Wm. F. Durno of Chicago, and other relatives, all of whom have the heartfelt sympathy of the people of this! community in their sad and sudden' bereavement. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon, at 12:45 from the home and at 1:45 from the Community Presbyterian church, Dr. R. F. Galloway officiating. Following the services here the funeral cortege will at 1:30 o'clock proceed by auto to Dubuque, where the body will be laid to rest with Masonic honors in the Christman lot at Limvood cemetery at 4:00 p. m. Miss Gerene Schultz, who has been teaching the South Grove school for the past year, closed her school for the year last Friday, and on Saturday the children and parents of the district had a big picnic dinner and spent the afternoon enjoying a big sports program. Mrs. Whalen Chosen County School Head i At the county convention of presidents of all school boards held at the court house in Waukon Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Isabella Whalen, the incumbent, was reelected as county superintendent of schools for another three-year term. A full attendance of the 25 delegates was present and there was placed in nomination besides Mrs. Whalen, the names of Miss Minnie Opfer of Waukon and Mrs. Culbertson of Water ville. Seven ballots were required to make a selection, the final vote being 13 to 12 for Mrs. Whalen. Louis L. Hill, Postville, Ellison Orr, Waukon, and R. G. Miller, Lansing, were reelected as members of the county board of education for a six- year term, without opposition. The three hold-over members of this board are Mrs. A. Rudnick, New Albin, Mrs. L. L. Boardman of Harpers Ferry and Theodore Gronna of Waterville. During Mrs. Whalen's administration the expenses of her office have undergone a continuous reduction from year to year. The average expense per year for the last three years of her predecessor's tenure in the office cost the taxpayers $5,882, while the average cost per year for the five years Mrs. Whalen has held the office amounted to $4,169. or a saving of $1,713 per year. In addition she has used but a trifle more than half of the expense money allotted her office. Oelberg Elected in Clayton. There was no dearth of candidates in Clayton county for the office of county superintendent of schools, four men and three women seeking the position, which was filled Tuesday of this week. Harold Oelberg, former superintendent of the Monona public schools, but now located at- Hazelton, received the election. Meyer Reelected in Fayette. L. G. Meyer was reelected county superintendent of schools for a fourth term in Fayette Tuesday at the county convention of school executives. Winneshiek Re-clccts Stone There was no contest for county superintendent in Winneshiek, Mr Stone being re-elected Tuesday by the convention. Louis Schutte to Hold Big Cooking School Mr. Louis Schutte of the Schutte Furniture Store announces his second annual Norge Cooking School, to be held at The Iris Theatre on next Wednesday, May 20th. Two sessions will be held, the first one at one o'clock p. m., and the second at three o'clock. Admission will be by ticket and all ladies are requested to stop at Mr. Schutte's store where they can get the ticket free of charge. They will also need the ticket to qualify for the large list of free prizes which will be awarded to those attending, included in which will be a Norge electric washing machine. Poppy Day Set For ! May 23 in Postville Poppy day will be observed in Postville, and every other city in the nation, this year on Saturday, May 23, when memorial poppies, to be worn in honor of the World War dead, will be distributed by the local unit of the American Legion Auxiliary. The Auxiliary is making extensive preparations for the observance of the day under the leadership of Mrs. Ed. F. Schroeder, Poppy Chairman, assisted by other members of the organization. The poppies, made of crepe paper by the disabled veterans in the Des Moines facility, will be distributed in the business district throughout the day. A contribution of 10c for the welfare of the disabled veterans will be asked in exchange for the flowers Wearing the poppy is a personal tribute to the men who gave their lives in the country's service. It also gives the wearer a part in the vast work carried on by the American Legion and the Auxiliary for the war's living victims, the disabled, their families and the families of the dead. Every penny contributed for the poppy goes to the support of this work. The women who volunteer to sell these pop pies will serve without pay; the only persons receiving pay for their work in the Auxiliary's program are the disabled veterans who make the flow ers. I Poppy-making work is restricted to the disabled veterans receiving little or no government compensation, with preference being given to those having families in need of their support This work is considered valuable oc cupational treatment in the govern ment hospitals; it gives occupation, relieves them of the long hours of idle ness, and is a positive aid to recovery, More than 250,000 needy children of World War veterans have been aided during the past year as one of the re suits of Poppy Day. A sum of $1,100, 000 was spent in this cause. Will you do your share by wearing a poppy? Locals Play Frankville Here Next Sunday Huge Armaments Appropriation is Excessive Burden Congressman F. Biermanit Writes Interestingly for Herald Readers The grand opening baseball game of the season will be played at Smith Athletic Field in Postville on next Sunday afternoon, May 17th, at 2:30 p. m. between the Postville and Frankville teams, and the fans are earnestly invited to come out and see an exhibition of good clean sport. It will be the first game of the season for each team, but as there is some mighty good material in each a good game is confidently expected. $531,000,000 For the Navy The House passed a navy appropriation of $531,000,000 the other day. Democrats and Republicans vied with each other in enthusiastic support ot it. I voted against it. I believe that probably half of it is unwarranted. But it is easy to ring the changes on. "defense" and to cause members to believe that a vote for such an appropriation is an act of patriotism. Nobody told us against whom we are "preparing" and nobody told us how such an appropriation could be justified as a measure for defense for our own shores. It can't be justified. So far as I know (and I have investigated) there isn't an army or navy man who will say that this country can be invaded. Europe is more than 3,000 miles from us and Yokohoma, Japan, is 5,000 miles from San Francisco. Neither can anyone conjure up a reason why any foreign power would try to invade us. I believe that the army and navy appropriations, together with allotments that are likely to be made to them, will nearly, if not quite, equal the appropriation we shall make for relief of unemployment for the fiscal year (July 1, 1936, to June 30, 1937.) There is much complaint of the size of the relief expenditures and much criticism of the way they are spent, but very little is written or said about expenditures for "preparedness." The reason is that we SEE the relief money spent and we don't see the "preparedness" money spent. If we could SEE the building of a capital ship to cost 51 million dollars, or if we could see 120 army posts, with a company or two at each post, the American people would cry out at that waste. No other country is spending so much money on its army and navy as the United States and no other country in the world is so safe from attack. Since the war closed (including the 1937 year) our appropriations for army and navy have been 16 billion dollars. Both the large parties have joined in the extravagance. The Progressive and Farm-Labor members have pretty well voted against them. The school this year is in charge of Miss Ruth Whiting, an experienced homemaking and domestic science instructor, who will be in charge of the meeting following the showing of the fine sound film, "Harvest Year," James A. Sterling's latest masterpiece. Local merchants are co-operating with Mr. Schutte to the extent of offering many useful and worthwhile articles which are to be given during the distribution of attendance gifts. Local People Wed at Little Brown Church On Wednesday, May 6th, at the Lit tie Brown Church in the Vale, near Nashua, occurred the marriage of Miss Florence Everman and Mr. Gordon Lawson, the ceremony being performed by the pastor of that noted shrine the Rev. Wm. Kent. The couple were attended by Miss Nelda Jones and Harlan Wegner. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Everman of Grand Meadow township, and is a charming young lady of education and refinement. She is a graduate of the Postville High School with the class of 1931, and is held in the highest esteem by a wide circle of friends. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs Frank Lawson, and is one of the upright and industrious young men of Grand Meadow township, who enu merates his friends almost by the cir cle of his acquaintance. Following a brief honeymoon trip to Cedar Rapids the newly weds have returned and will make their home for a time with the groom's parents on the John A. Schroeder farm. The Herald joins with the many friends of these fine young people in the wish that the future may have in store for them an abundance of health happiness and prosperity. The city council will meet on Friday evening to take, action on the matter of oiling the streets of Postvile; Mrs. A. L Peterson Passes Thursday Had Been a Resident Here For Many Years Two Ships at $51,000,000 Each There was a record vote on starting the building of two "capital ships," whose cost is estimated as "upwards of $51,000,000" each. Last year, all the income taxes paid by the persons, partnerships and corporations of Iowa were a little over six million dollars. (Continued on page 8) Soldiers' Graves to be Marked By May 30 Lloyd Walter, who is a busy man just at present meeting the voters of the county in his campaign for the republican nomination of state representative, finds time between trips to marking the graves of all soldiers of American wars in the program being sponsored by the county American Legion posts. He informs us that in Postville cemetery are located graves which had not heretofore been properly marked. Two of these are of veterans of the Mexican war, one of the Seminole Indian war and two of the war of 1812. Besides these many graves of veterans of the Civil, Spanish-American and of the World War have had markers installed to identify them. Mr. Walter expects to furnish the Herald with a complete list of all war veterans buried in Postville cemetery for publication in an issue before Memorial Day. THE COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC TO BE HELD IN JUNE Plans are now under way for the annual Allamakee County Sunday School Picnic which will be held at the Forest Mills picnic, grounds some time in June—the exact date to be announced later. All Sunday Schools in the county are invited to have a part in the program, either in songs, or readings, or instrumental numbers. Please list your contributions as early as possible with the program committee. Address either Rev. L, E. Crippen, Castalia, or Mrs. Carrie L. Brooks, R. 2, Postville. , This will be an all-day affair and I everyone is cordially invited to attend. Mrs. A. L. Peterson passed away at her home in this city last Thursday I morning after an illness of nearly two years. Ednah Laura McConnell, daughter of Asa French and Julia Bridgman McConnell, was born at Spencer, Iowa, on December 20, 1877. Her education was received in the schools of that city and at Grinnell College. For several years she taught in the schools at Mason City and Storm Lake. In 1905 she was united in marriage to Alonzo L. Peterson, and they settled at Centuria, Wisconsin, which was for several years their home. To this union were born five sons and one daughter, Aileen, who passed away in 1927, in her fourteenth year. In 1912 Mr. and Mrs. Peterson located at Postville, which has since been their home. Mrs. Peterson possessed a keen and original mind, a ready intelligence, an understanding heart. She took an active interest in church and community affairs and was also deeply interested in affairs of the P. E. O. Sisterhood, of which organization she was a faithful member. The above is in brief the life story of a loved and loving mother, a wo man held in the highest esteem by a wide circle of friends whose sympathy goes out in unstinted measure to those bound to her by closer ties. . She is survived by her husband; five sons: Charles of Waterloo, Richard of Marshalltown, Donald of Dubuque, Duane of Des Moines, and Roland at home; one granddaughter, and two sisters, Mrs. F. L, Broadgate of Washington, Iowa, and Miss Daisie C. McConnell of Minneapolis, Minnesota Funeral services were held from the family home in Postville last Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. R. F Galloway, pastor of the Postville Community Presbyterian church, officiat ing. Interment was made in the fam ily lot in the Postville cemetery. Commercial Club to Meet This Evening The last meeting of the Postville Commercial Club until next fall will be held at Masonic hall tonight, and it will be a very important meeting. Promptly at 6:30 the Refreshment Committee will have a splendid Dutch Lunch ready for your approval. After the lunch Edw. J. Markle of New Hampton will 'present a lecture illustrated by motion pictures telling you something of the sights he saw and the things he seen on a recent tour of Europe. We can assure you it will not only be interesting but it will be absolutely authentic, and if you hear it you may perhaps be thankful that you live under the stars and stripes. Don't fail to hear this splendid lecture. Following this will come the business session of the club, after which the usual smoker and social season will be held. Every member of the club should turn out tonight and attend the last meeting for three months.