Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on September 29, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 29, 1948
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ht File For esidencyOn ie Ticket Iowa voters go to the polls bcr 2 they will have an c ld choice for President, on os t crowded ballot in the history. ' ' ,„ . „ candidates lor president been certified on the ballot ere is an additional column dependent voters. It prob- a good thing nnother par- n 't file because some coun- bich have voting machines . have indicated that eight s is the limit. . In addition over-sized ballot, voters avc n separate ballot on to decide whether Iowa s of World War II shall be bonus. election laws have no pro- tor placing party names on Hot. That is left to the dis- of the secretary of state. • er , it always is the policy secretary of the state's of- place his party 's name first e ballot, that being ~the spot just as is the inside a horse race. Other party can be placed in any mane secretary of state shall ; the party lineup as they on the ballot: Republican, ratic, Social -Labor, Prohi- Socialist, Progressive, So- W'orker and Independent. significant that while the ssive party, headed by Wallace, is considered the of the minor parties, it has ace on the ballot, and the ition party, which four ago polled the heaviest of inor group, is fourth. <tian-Action party, which sked for information con- Iowa election laws, no- the secretary of state's of- st week that it had decided place the party's name on allot because of "strategic al reserve," whatever ' that observers consider that allace party will poll the st of any minor party this but that the Progressive h has waned during the "w months. Sales Tax Fight e appears to be a differ- f opinion among grocery as- on leaders as to the advisa- of removing the sales tax food. Some leaders favor an, advocated by GOP gu- orial candidates William S. s'.ey, in the belief that it stimulate sales, others feel would complicate the opcr- o! grocery stores, ral leading grocers in the advocate, if any sales tax ion is to be made, the plan ltd by Carroll Switzer, ratic candidate for gover- ho favors cutting the sales half, reducing it to one per should be adapted, 'he basis of last year's sales Hums, removal of the lax food would mean a savings .000.000 to Iownns, while cut- l in half would reduce the 522,500,000, a is one of 27 states which ls a sales tax. Several most of them in industrial exempt food items. They e Ohio, California, Michi- hode Island and -Connecti- who favor elimination of x on food point out that it help the low income and income groups, who spent eater part of their income "d. Those who call it im"al say it would lea'd to de- by other retail groups that items be placed on the ex- h list. Advocates of the ?y that if it works in other H will work in Iowa, and further point out that at \ grocerj- stores have to some items which they eluding oleo, beer and cigar- none of which require sales PPears that the sales tax » may be one of the big be settled by the next ses- * the legislature. « Factory. In Black , s of the Fort Madison furniture factory, which ted a great deal of criticism ear . are in the black again e first time in about a year, of control officials say that ' sales totaled $24,000, and [ trend continues the fac- 'H operate at a profit The at the end of 1947 was $31,<" sales during the first six s of this year totaled only d G. Cooper of Woodward, as sales director was listed ayrolls as receiving more 5I3.0OO two years ago, was d last April after business « last year. He is paid on 'sslon basis and the board tr enew his contract a year ften 't was the object of criticism. From June to ' sal «s from the furniture m °re than tripled. Homestead CredlU comptroller Ray Johnson Winued on Page Three) Town Students Ahead In Tests Over Rural Area Recent Study Indicates An Upward Trend In Education System POSTVILLE HERALD Fifty-Sixth Year. A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1948. Number 48. Students from the Postville and Castalia grade schools appear better prepared to enter high school than those from one-room rural schools according to study recently made by Ralph Gosmire, high school principal. In this study 84 students from rural schools made an average score of 9.91 upon the Iowa tests of educational development taken at the beginning of their freshman year. Fifty-six town school students made an average composite score of 11.14 upon the same tests taken at the beginning of their year. Members of the present freshmen, sophomore, and junior class were included in the test scores examined in this study. For purposes of the study students were not classed as town students unless they came to the Postville high school from the Castalia grade school or they had attended the Postville school in at least the seventh and eighth grades. Students who may have attended the Postville school for several years but who finished the grades in a rural school were classed as rural school students as far as the study was concerned. Only students who entered the Postville high school as freshmen during the past three years and of whom there was no doubt as to whether they attended a town or rural grade school were included in the study. As it seems reasonable to expect that the native intelligence for rural school students is just as great as town school students, no attempt was made to "evaluate this and its effect upon the results of these test scores. Intelligence lest scores are available for most of the students included in the study, but it seems probably that these scores are also greatly influenced by the past educational experience of the students. Children in the Postville first grade will number at least 40 for the 1351-1952 school year. This prediction seems true in view of the figures from the school census taken last spring. According to Keith Gray, secretary of the board of education, there are now in the Postville schools district 22 children between the ages of four and five. 25 children between the ages of three and four. 13 children between two and three, 26 children between one and two, and 14 children between the ages of zero and one. Besides these children from the_Foslville district, the Postville school also receives Subscription Reminder ! During the past week our mailing lists have been checked for delinquencies and some names removed because we failed to receive subscription renewals. With the continued shortage of paper we must keep our lists at a minimum level and delinquents need to be removed. If this box contains a red pencil check mark, your subscription has either expired or will by the end of this month. To assure uninterrupted receipt of the Herald your remittance should be made to this office now. Thank you. —The Publisher. Kiwanis Members See Football Film In Meeting Monday The Postville Kiwanis Club held its regular meeting in the dining room of the Community Presbyterian Church Monday evening. The club discussed several matters of business following the program. Supt. K. T. Cook presented the program for the evening showing a film on football and the rules governing the playing of the game. The film showed the officials duties in following the play showing those plays which were allowed by the rules and those which are subject to penalty if used. Committees To Report The various committees of the organization will present their reports at the meeting to be held next Monday evening in the church dining hall. Committees are meeting this week to prepare their reports to be given at the meeting Monday. Paul Behn's Holstein Dairy Herd Rates High AUTUMN AFTERNOON graders from a first e'ou=>» ..~ number of rural districts: Lybrand, Myron, South Grove, Clermont 3, Clermont 8, Woodland. Empire, and Franklin 8. This year the Postville school received 15 tuition first grade students from these schools. While figures at the present are not available for the school census from these rural districts, it is assumed that they will continue to send the Postville school at least as many first graders as this year. Add this 15 to 25 from the, Postville district and there is at least 40 students in the Postville first grade. As soon as figures can be received from these rural districts census, they will be reported to see how close the above estimate then appears. The business training class has been studying all the various means of securing and keeping valuable information. On Friday, each member of the class gave a report from consumer reports on the best buy in many types of merchandise. Ralph Gosmires' American History students have seen two films this week. : ~ «-Mnnini Virginia," and neers." Hi T. Cook, Mr. Gosmire Several of the registered Holstein-Friesian cows in the dairy herd owned by Paul Behn have recently completed' official pro duction tests in Herd Improve ment Registry Test, the Holstein- Friesian Association of America announces. The highest producer produced 614 pounds of butterfat and 16, 486 pounds of milk. The test was completed in 365 days on two milkings daily. The second high est producer gave 609.1 pounds of butterfat and 16,237 pounds of milk made in 272 days. Testing was supervised by Iowa State College. Herd Tests High The 20-cow herd of registered Holstcin-Friesians owned by Mr. Behn recently completed a year of production testing in the official registry. An average of 386 pounds of butterfat and 10,554 pounds of milk has been officially recorded. The milking was done twice daily. Planters in Colonial Kentucky P'o- _ and Miss Germaine Hausladen attended a meeting at Waukon Tuesday evening. Mr, Gosmire was appointed chairman of the public relations committee of the county council. Following this meeting Mr. Cook, and Mr. Gosmire attended the first meeting v of the County School Masters association. Mr. Cook was appointed president of this association for the coming year. County tournament and music activities were discussed. •' Wednesday Milton Starcevich, Frances Babcock, and Mr. Gosmire attended a football rules (Continued on Page Two) Postville Nine Drops Final Tilt To Waukon Team The Postville Independent Baseball team dropped their final game in Scenic League competition this year to Waukon, 6 to 4, in a game played last Sunday on the Waukon diamond. The win for Waukon placed them in a two way tie for top honors with Monona. The Monona White Sox were victorious Sunday in their game with Lansing. These two teams will battle it out next Sunday at Monona in a playoff of a rained out game which will determine the champions of the 1948 season. Postville ended up in a tie with Lansing in fifth place, each team having won ten and lost nine in regular league competition. Prairie du Chien and Harper's Ferry occupy third and fourth spots, respectively. The Pirates managed to garner only four hits off the pitching of Waukon's Plein Sunday scoring one run in the fifth inning and three in the top half of the ninth. Waukon collected seven hits off the pitching of Walby scoring one run in the second, two in the third, and two in the sixth and one in the seventh for their six runs. Score By Innings Postville 000 010 003—4 Waukon 012 002 10 —6 Fire Fighters Called \/ Out Friday Evening LTJje_. Postville Volunteer Fire Fighters were called to the Harold Mohs apartment over Emil's Cafe last Friday night about 11:00 o'clock and aided in controlling a chimney blaze caused by oil flooding in starting an oil heating stove. There was^ no damage caused to the property. Mr. Mohs lighted the" heater for the first time this season and an overflow of oil caused the chimney to burn out. Deer Are Grazing In Luana Vicinity / Several deer, bucks and does, have been seen in the Luana vicinity during the past ten days, according to residents of that vicinity. The animals are comparatively tame and are not alarmed by the presence of people, | is reported./ '••^ r •A buck deer about two and one- half years old was;sighted alone Sunday near the cemetery west of town^ and attracted quite an audience. } Children were able to approach him without causing any alarm. There is no open season on deer in the state. Postville- Fire Prevention Week October 3-9 lowans will join the nation in observing National Fire Prevention Week October 3 to 9 inclusive, and Norval Wardle, farm and home safety specialist at Iowa State College, urges all persons to make a special effort to prevent fires. He recommends that all lowans inspect their property for fire hazards and take necessary steps to remove them. Lightning is the most frequent cause of fires, Wardie says. Property owners should cheek their buildings for- lightning rods and make repairs if the rods are not adequate.' Faulty heating units and carelessness with matches and fuel rank next in causes for home fires. After this comes poor roof, ing. Caution and repair along these lines will do a lot to pre. vent fire losses, Wardle says. Other fire causes that should be checked or prevented are faulty wiring and misuse of electrical appliances, and conditions that lead to spontaneous ignition such as oily rags and hay that is stored before it is completely dry. A rural fire prevention campaign for Iowa will be carried out by students of both public and parochial grade schools from October 5 to December S, Wardle points out. It is to be a contest in which rural children inspect buildings for fire hazards. Ten cash prizes Tire offered ranging from $100 to $10. Information on the campaign is available from county extension directors. Box Score 4 AB Gericke, ss 4 G. Schultz, 2b 4 Palmer, c 4 D. Mork, 3b 1 C. Schultz, If 2 Meyer, lb 4 Walby, p 3 G. Mork, rf 4 Tehel, cf 3 Schupbach, cf 1 Totals 30 Waukon 6 Sweeney, rf ... Thompson, ss McDonald, c . Tysland, If ... AB .... 3 .... 4 .... 4 .... 4 Kirkeby, 2b 3 Geuder, cf 4 Dasher, lb 4 Griffin, 3b 3 Plein, p 3 Rock Island Seeks Motor Route Here County Scouts Will Hold Bean Feed Here Next Tuesday The Annual Boy Scout bean feed will be ^ held next Tuesday evening, October 5, in the basement of the Postville Memorial Building. All of the Scout Troops and Cub Packs from Allamakee county will be represented at this meeting. In addition to the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, the bean feed is open to the parents of the boys, and all parents are urged to attend. The feed will be served by members of the Boy Scout and Cub Scout committees, and they have announced that the per plate charge will be forty cents. The menu will be baked beans, hot dogs, cabbage salad, ice cream and cocoa or coffee. A pep meeting will follow the feed, and the meeting will close with Court of Honor ceremonies. County Board Hears Plans For Reorganizing The Allamakee County Board of Education met at the court house in Waukon last week and heard a representative of the State Department of Education speak on "Reorganization of School Districts," according to L. L. Hill, board president. The county board is presently planning a redistricting program which it is expected will get underway within a few months. Many of the present school districts are inoperative now and under the new system will be consolidated into larger areas. This is one of the major problems facing the county board in its first year of operation. Pirates Defeat Elgin For Third Straight Victory Score 26 to 0 Win In Game At Elgin Friday; Play Fayette Next /JThe__ emerged team third Elgin Packing Plant Buys Sixteen Acres Of Land H 0 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 Jjeveral representatives of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company, Motor Transport Division, were in Postville last week in regard to the hearing which will be held before the Interstate Commerce Commission in the State House in Des Moines October 5 for permission to operate a„mqtor transport unit in this area. \ Representatives of various communities to be served, which includes Postville, will appear before the commission at the meeting asking for the service in the locality. The new line would aid the north and south freight service in Postville. The Postille packing plant, Postville Quality Foods, this week purchased 16 acres of land adjoining the property they presently own in northwest Postville from William H. Behrens. The purchase, along with the five acres already owned, will give the company a total of 21 acres. The land was purchased to provide additional pen space and feed lots for the packing and processing plant, according ,to Fred Groth, president. The property is located on the north side of the Milwaukee tracks adjoining Behrens Cement Plant. B. B. McGonigle Will Hold Closing Farm Sale Totals ..: ........32 6 7 Check Made On Hom ^S/ Here By Assessor Cpuoty Assessor Alfred Hans- eier and a crew of six men have been in Postville for' the past week measuring homes as part of the property revaluation program under way in the county at the present time. Outside measurements were taken at this time only and inside dimentions will be determinedTatef^ The outsidtTwork in all measuring is being completed before cold weather sets in and the inside work will be concluded during the winter. Measuring began last Thursday and is being completed today. Measurement in the rural districts, is about 90 per cent completed, Mr. Hansmeier reports and the town work is progressing rapidly. The new valuations will be a basis for determining taxes payable in 1950. Assessor Hansmeier reports a fine reception from the Postville community in the fulfillment of his job and home owners are cooperating in the work. B. B. McGonigle, who resides one-half mile north of the Luana depot, will hold a complete clos ing out farm sale at his home Saturday, October 2. The sale will begin at 12:30 o'clock. The listing includes 15 head of sheep, considerable hay and many items of farm machinery. In ad dition there will be offered many items of antique furniture of solid walnut and pieces of Burmese chinaware and many pieces of old silverware. Full particulars of the sale may be found on page seven of this issue of the Herald, JOSEPH B. STEELE Joseph B. Steele yesterday ,was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the Iowa-Eastern Illinois Kiwanis district at that organizations convention held in Chicago. Mr. Steele was a member of the resolutions committee at the convention which is being held at Congress Hotel. The convention closes today. Other members of the Postville Kiwanis Club attending the convention are Rev. F. R. Ludwig, Willard Schutte, and Fred J. MUler. U.S.D.A. Will Be Hosts For Meeting Allamakee County U. S. D. A. Council and the Ames branch of the U. S. Forestry service will act as hosts to the State U. S. D. A. Council on Friday, October 8. The group will meet at 1:30 p. m. at the Experimental Forest in Paint Creek township. The meet ing j place is about four miles southeast of i Waterville on the Waterville-Harpers Ferry road. In addition to the Allamakee and State U. S. D. A. Councils the following organizations and individuals are expected to attend: U. S. D. A. Councils of Fayette, Clayton, and Winneshiek counties State Conservation Commission Talle; Kirk Fox, editor of Sue cessful Farming; Don Murphy editor of Wallace's Farmer; Jim Russell, farm editor of the Des Moines Register; and Don Berry, editor of the Indianola Herald. The program will cover the work being done in th experiment tal forest and the meeting will be open to the public. U. S. D. A, Councils are composed mainly of the heads of the various govern, ment agencies functioning within the territory represented. The Allamakee Council officers are: Ben Kelleher, A. A. A., chairman I Mans Ellerhoff, veterans training, vice chairman; and Fred O'Riley extension secretary.' Postville football victorious for the straight time by setting down 26 to 0 at Elgin last Friday. Although the Pirates were never in trouble, they felt they had met a capable foe. The game was played under Elgin's new lights, and the Elgin team wore new unf-» forms for the occasion. I j, Postville lost the "toss, and Elgin elected to receive. Jack Schultz's kickoff went all the way to the end zone, and Elgin put the ball in play on their twenty yard line. The first two plays netted only two yards, but a third down pass was good for twelve yards and a first down. In three more downs the Elgin team was good for only eight yards. Then disaster hit them as a high pass from center caused a fumble on an attempted punt, and Merle Meyer's recovery, put the Postville team on its way. On the first play Jack Schultz, left half, carried off tackle for 11 yards and a first down. Tennis Mork, fullback, hit center for 11 more on the next play and another first down. Jack Meyer, right half, went off tackle for six yards, and on the next play Schultz went the final six to score. Mork went through center for the extra point. Postville 7, Elgin 0. Schultz kicked off and Dean Gunderson, right end, made the tackle on the Elgin 25. On the first play Elgin tried a sleeper that failed. George Bachelder, left guard, came through and pilled an Elgin back for a yard loss on the next play. An Elgin pass failed, and they were forced to punt. Ronald Gunderson, playing at safety made a 25 yard return to the Elgin 35 yard line. The Pirates were called for backfield in motion on the first play and penalized five yards. Meyer went off tackle for two, and then Schultz circled right end for 30 yards. . The baekfield was once more called in motion and assessed another five-yard penalty. Jim Waters, quarterback, hit right tackle for three. Dean Gunderson was good for five and then Mork hit center for the final five yards to score. Jack Meyer went the two yards for the extra point. Postville 14, Elgin 0. On the kickoff Schultz stopped the return at the Elgin 28. Elgin lost five yards on the first play, and then, because of poorly marked boundaries, the Pirates were penalized 15 yards for tackling out of bounds. Elgin's first play in a new series of downs gained a yard. Then Dean Gunderson dropped an Elgin back for a four yard loss. Merle Meyer knocked down an attempted pass, and Elgin punted out of bounds on the 29 as the quarter ended. On the first play Schultz toted the pigskin for 40 yards. On the next play Postville was given a five yard penalty for offside. Mork then circled left end for another 30 yards. Schultz was good for eight more, and then a 15 yard penalty for holding followed by a five yard penalty for baekfield in motion was handed the Pirates. Elgin then intercepted a Waters' pass. Elgin was held on downs once more and punted out of bounds on their own 29. After two more plays another Postville pass was intercepted. Elgin squeezed out a first down on three plays. John Hoth tossed them for (Continued on Page Ten) Abernethy Will Hold Pre-Autumn Clearance The Abernethy Clothing store will hold a big Pre-Autumn Clearance of fall and winter clothing items beginning Friday, October 1, and continuing through Saturday, October 9. The sale will include many items of needed cold weather clothing at money saving prices. Listed on the sale will be leather jackets, topcoats and overcoats, winter mackinaws, trousers, dress shirts, sweaters, pajamas, wool dress shirts, work clothing of all kinds, winter weight underwear, and other items. The sale is being held before the cold weather season begins while the clothing is still needed for the days ahead. Full particulars of the sale may be found elsewhere in this issue ot the Herald.

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