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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Forty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1936. Number 29. Activities Incident to Commencement {Keep All Occupied chool Exhibits, Baccalaureate, Class Play, Picnic, Graduation Next Week Dates To Remember May 22 and 24—Annual School Ex- bifat the school house, jjay 24—Baccalaureate Services at ; . Paul's Lutheran Church. May 2ft—Senior Class Play. May 27—Senior Class Night, Hay 28—Commencement Exercises. May 29—Annual All-School Picnic, jlie commencement speaker is to be r. Dirk Lay, of Arizona. Thursday, May 28, is to be "Trade ay" in which every one trades or jys or sells his books for next year, teryone is urged to bring his books id money and look for bargains. School Exhibit. The annual school exhibit will be d May 22 at 3:00 o'clock and Suny, May 24, from 2:00 to 4:00 P. M. t this time the school building will on display and parade to the public. The Farm Shop demonstration will in the shop rooms. The speech, Latin, German, govern- -t, modern history, sewing, related memaking, physics, mathematics, •kkecping, shorthand, typing, com- ercial law, agriculture, normal train- agriculture, English literature, English, psychology, will all be (he gymnasium. There will be a ical little classroom upstairs in the rmal training room. The 9th Eng- American literature, band and hestra exhibits will be in the band d orchestra room. The public is cordially invited. Baccalaureate Services. The annual baccalaureate services e to be held at St Paul's Lutheran urch Sunday evening, with the Rev. B. Garten in charge. The Rev. S. , Strandjord of Gunder will deliver e sermon to the graduates. The blic is cordially invited to these ser- ices which commence at eight oclock. Registration Day. Next Thursday, May 28, will be 'gistration day for all students who sped to enter Postville high school est fall and those who advance to a igher grade and wish to plan their "tirses. In the afternoon of the same day e annual book exchange will be held t which time students will be able dispose of or acquire books from How students. Retain North Central Membership. Postville High School, which for a umber of years has been an accredit- institution, this week received the (Mowing communication which is U-explanatory: "We are pleased to inform you that the Postville High School has been placed on the list of approved secondary schools as prepared by -North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. This action was taken at the 41st annual meeting of the association in Chicago, April 22 to 25, 1936." Senior Class Play Tuesday. The Senior Class of Postville High chool will present "New Fires", a medy i n three acts, by Charles nimby Burdette, under the direction f Miss Margaret Meyn, on Tuesday, ^ 26, in Turner Hall. Following is the cast of characters "d group participants' -in order of eir appearance: fcinda Andrews, a widow Marion Livengood uzanne Toler, a spinster , Gretchen Hein idSperry, farm hand....Willard Meyer errv , his son...... Donald Humphrey te Phen Santry, an author Bob Burling '"y, his son;...............; .........Bill Cole Mlis, his daughter..Eulalia Klingbeil "ne, his wife...... Catherine Stone live - his daughter .....Helen McNeil ve, his daughter-in-law - Verlie Weston '<*, his son Louis Kamp oeior Lynn Gray, a country phy- ' ac 'an Roland Peterson wry Marshall, a neighbor Elizabeth Cahalan Marshall, Mary's mother ...Bea McNeil "gie Sperry, Sid's wife.............. ~ ...Verla Belschner Student technical crews for the pro- wtion are: Assistants—Eileen Kozelka, head "cne Larson, Margaret Malone. Stage Manager—Curtis Abernethy. Stage Crew—Elmer Heins, head; Hi- Olson, Dean Hammel, Willard Harold Meland. Building Crew—Dennis Lammert, "d; Eldo Hilmor, James Knceskern, ob Hangartner. Costume Crew—Marie Schultz, head; 'Additional School News on page 8) Edwin P. Durno Rites Held on Last Friday Edwin P. Durno, the son of George L- and Elizabeth Ann Durno, was born at Springville, Iowa, September 25, 1874, and after a brief illness passed away at his home in this city on Tuesday, May 12, 193G, at the age of 61 years, seven months and 17 days. On March 10, 1903, he was united in marriage with Miss Birdie Piatt at Dubuque, Iowa. The young couple immediately established their residence in Postville and this has been their home ever since. In 1901, Mr. Durno purchased the share owned by the late John Waters in the hardware firm of Waters & Nicolay and the new firm of Durno & Nicolay continued the business until 1915, when Mr. Durno bought his partner's share and since that time has conducted the business alone. Mr. Durno was a man of careful and strict integrity and dependability. Always he has been interested in the progress of this community and any effort toward its improvement has had his sympathy and substantial support. We all feel keenly the loss of his personality and friendship. With his passing the children of Postville have lost a sincere friend. Mr. Durno is survived by his wife, by two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Wilson of Everett. Washington, and Mrs. Gertrude Starbuck of Dubuque, and by a brother, W. F. Durno, of Chicago. The above is in brief the life story of a man, who during his long residence among us won the confidence, esteem and friendship of all our people by his honorable and upright conduct, his kindly sympathy and interest for those in distress, and his genial good nature. He was a man about whom there was neither sham nor hypocrisy, he stood for a square deal. Fraternally Mr. Durno was affiliated with Brotherly Love Lodge No. 204, A. F. & A. M„ and was also a beneficiary member of Noble Lodge No. 51, A. O. U. W. The funeral was held from the Community Presbyterian church in this city at one o'clock last Friday after noon, the Rev. R. F. Galloway officiating. Every business house in the city was closed during the funeral hour as a tribute to his memory, and the large assemblage of citizens who attended the last rites gave more po tent expression than could words of the high place Mr. Durno held in the hearts of our people. The floral offerings from friends at this funeral were among the most gorgeous and beautiful ever seen here on any like occasion. Following the ceremony the funeral cortege proceeded by auto to Dubuque, where the body was laid to rest in beautiful Linwood cemetery with Masonic honors. Q[ Yesterday and Today ]D New Teachers are Engaged by Board New Athletic Coach, Music Supervisor Engaged Three new teachers were engaged at an adjourned meeting of the school board Monday evening which fills all vacancies but one. that of the high school speecli, English and dramatics instructor. D. H. Wernimont of Cedar Rapids was elected as high school coach, Latin and social science instructor. Mr. Wernimont, a graduate of Coe College where he starred in all branches of athletics and ranked high in scholastic achievements, assumes all coaching formerly cared for by Mr. T. R. Collins, who becomes a full time Smith- Hughes agriculture teacher with the next school year's opening date, August 31. Mr. Wernimont comes here from Fayette where for six years lie has taught the same subjects as he will here excepting Latin. He has made an enviable record in athletics and is this week at the state baseball tournament with iiis Fayette high school team which recently won the district tourney. His football team has had several seasons with an undefeated record. Miss Ruth Hanson of Forest City was elected to fill the music supervisor vacancy. She graduates from St. Olaf college, Northfield, Minn., next month and comes highly recommended as a finished musician of piano and voice with exceptional ability as an instructor. Miss Margaret Pardee will fill the junior high school vacancy caused by the resignation of Miss Coffman. She hails from Littleport but has been teaching for several years past in the Lamont schools. Miss Pardee is a graduate of Iowa State Teachers College and is qualified in English, social science, dramatics and mathematics. She lias had eight years teaching experience. Soldiers' Graves Are Marked by Veterans The American Legion has taken up the task of locating the graves of the soldier dead in this locality for the purposes of seeing to it that the graves of all veterans are decorated with flowers on Memorial Day. To date they have found the following graves in the Postville and Minert cemeteries, and anyone knowing of the graves of other veterans not on this list will confer a favor upon the American Legion by so reporting: Postville Cemetery War of 1812—David Starks, Levi Ellis. Seminole War—Charles B. Guy. Mexican War—Elias H. Williams. Civil War—Chas. L. Allen, Alexander A. Abernethy, Thomas C. Barclay, Sherman S. Blanchard, John H. Burhans, Chas. C. Coombs, Chas. P. Darling, William H. Dawson, Thos. Henderson, D'Estang Harrington, Hiram P. Hawkins, William H. Johnson, W. R. Johnson, Carl Knodt, George W. McKay, Levi Minnick, Sylvanus Morse, John Chas. Oehring, William N. Piper, William G. Parker, James Perry, John Pixler, John S. Post, Alvah R. Prescott, John Putnam, Sur- reiio D. Putnam, George Redhead, Samuel J. Russell, Mathias Sebastian, Alonzo L. Stiles, David M. Tripp, William O. VanVelzer, Chas. H. Wattles. Spanish-American War—Harry D. Ramsdahl. World War—Otto James Blessin, Oliver H. Fay, Guy P. Gregg, John L. Lien, Wilbur W. Livingood, Paul E. Marston, Walter A. Meyer, Floyd M. Putnam, Erwin W. Schultz, Edward Staadt, Anthony Staadt, Robert C. Ward. Minert Cemetery Civil War—David G. Glenn, John Hammel, Sr., William Harris. William Ewing Passes Suddenly Last Friday William S. Ewing, the son of Jake and Alice Ewing, was born near Postville, Iowa, on August 26, 1881, and passed away at his home in Postville, May 15, 1936, at the age of 54 years, eight months and 19 days. On June 6, 1907, he was united in marriage with Miss Hannah Willis. Five children were born to them: Robert, William, Hazel, Mabel and Gladys. Though Mr. Ewing traveled extensively the greater portion of his life has been spent in this vicinity. Mr. Ewing is survived by his wife and their five children, and by four sisters, Mrs. Walter White and Mrs. Cora Brainard of Luana, Mrs. Alfreda Smith and Mrs. Bertha Thomas of Postville, and by three brothers, George, Edward and Charles, all of Postville. Mr. Ewing was a genial gentleman to meet and by his genial good nature made many friends, all of whom join in expressing their sympathy with the bereaved family. The funeral was held from the Community Presbyterian church in this city on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. R. F. Galloway officiating and the large assemblage of sorrowing friends in attendance fully attested the respect in which he was held in a community that has been his home throughout his earthly career. Interment was made in the Postville cemetery. Commercial Club Has Interesting Meeting The Postville Commercial Club held its last meeting until next fall last Thursday evening at Masonic Hall. Following a fine feast by the Refreshment committee, H. E. Roberts introduced the speaker of the evening, Edw. J. Markle of New Hampton, who in a scholarly and impressive manner told his hearers something of the conditions he found in a recent visit to several European countries, illustrating his talk with moving pictures, thus giving his auditors a visual as well as an audible story of things as they are across the sea today, and at the conclusion of his talk he gave opportunity to ask questions, which but added to the interest of the subject under discussion. At any rate none who heard this learned man talk have reason to feel otherwise than that it is a mighty fine thing to be just an humble American citizen, where we are still free despite the reasonable restrictions imposed for our own well being. After this came the business session of the club, the reading of the minutes and the reports of the various committees. On motion it was decided that all business houses close during the funeral hour of E. P. Durno, and that this order was carried out to the letter was evidenced by the fact that every business house in the city was closed to pay a tribute of respect to the memory of their respected townsman. The request of the American Legion that business houses take the flags and look after their display on all proper occasions was accepted. A committee consisting of Rev. R. F. Galloway, H. E. Roberts and Bert E. Turtle was appointed by President Hoth to draw up resolutions of respect in honor of our late townsman, E. P. Durno. On motion, the Club then adjourned until next September, the executive committee to attend to any business matters that may present themselves in the interim. ndian Missionary Comes to Address Graduating Class Dr. Dirk Lay of Arizona to Give Commencement Address Thursday Bremer Carnival Co. Here All Next Week Home Talent Circus Will Please Everyone Hooray! The Circus is coming to town, fee on hand to greet the Dionne Quintuplets, Alice Faye, Fred Astaire, and the Four Marx Brothers—"in person." Absolutely their first bona fide visit in this state. See these great movie stars on the stage. Together with a genuine Harlem Band come the song birds from the show boat- see the little monkey skin up the pole and the daring bareback rider on the famous Spark Plug. There will be camels, clowns and cowboys and don't forget the Indians —natives of Iowa. See the oldest elephant in the world, the man-eating lion, the dancing bear and long-necked giraffe. And boys—last but not least, Alice is going to bring along her own personal revue—isn't that a break? What? The Grand Circus. Who? Mrs. Dravis' pupils and cooperators. When? Friday, May 22, 7:30 P, M. Where? Turner Hall. How Much? Adults 15c; Children 10c. POPPY POSTER AWARDS/ARE MADE IN AUXILIARX'CONTEST y Forty-eight 7th and'Sth grade pupils entered posters in the Poppy Poster Contest sponsqred by the American Legion Auxiliary, and the judges, Miss Berkland, Miss Hult and Miss Rislov rated them as follows: Dorothy Schroeder Schultz, 1st, and Violet Schroeder,\2nd. Cash awards were $1.00 and 75cTT Honorable!—niention was given to Bemice Oldag, Charles Stockman, Lloyd Palmer, George Meier and Joan Searls in the order named. Miss Teresa Naso was in charge of the work. The winning poster will be entered in the state contest in August.' All of the posters will be dis played in the windows of the various business houses and at the School Exhibit this week. Groth Installs Device For Candling of Eggs The Fred Groth P^rodu<!e Co. of this city has just installed'a new Wayland automatic egg candler and grader in their plant here to more speedily handle the increasing egg business The machine is novel in its action to one who may never have seen a sim ilar machine. It has a capacity of 15 cases per hour at low speed,, or 24 cases per hour at high speedS It is electrically driven. One person places the eggs on the receiving track, from which they pass to a carrying track which passes the eggs over elec trie lights and in front of a mirror. This is the candling unit, where an operator picks out the imperfect, cracked and soiled eggs. Those eggs that are allowed to continue on the track then pass over weighing devices The weighing unit is composed of three mercury scales. The heaviest eggs drop through the first opening and the lighter eggs continue on to be dropped in the proper compartment where another operator or two place them in cases. Four women and a man are employ ed at the machine and it is well worth a visit to the plant to see how speedliy and accurately this machine performs its work. The Bremer (Carnival Co., one of the biggest and besj/attractions of its kind now entour, *will open a week's en gagement at the Smith Athletic F_ield in Postville on Monday, May ISVn ^J The carnival carries seven ridSs and ten shows. There will be a special Saturday matinee for the kiddies. Chappell and Drumb, performing on top of a 45-foot ladder in an upside- down, wrong-side-out high in the air act and the Little Wonder Dogs, advertised as the greatest balancing ca- jiines, are two of the free acts. Read their display advertisement on Page Two, and attend this big show. Former Postville Man Passes in Salem, Ore. Word was received here recently of the passing of Henry C. Schultz, a Postville resident of the long ago, and a son of the late Carl Schultz of this locality. An Oregon paper says: "Henry C. Schultz, 75, a resident of Salem for 47 years, died at the family home on Thursday, May 7th, after a week's illness, death being due to cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Schultz was a carpenter by trade and was well-known in Salem. He was preceded in death by his wife in November, 1934. Surviving are four daughters and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 9th." Deceased was a Postville business man years ago, and is. a brother of W. J. H. Schultz of this city and Fred H. Schultz of Castalia. On Thursday evening next, May 28, at Turner Opera House will be held the annual commencement exercises of Postville High School, on which occasion a class of forty-seven girlsi and boys; the largest numerically in the history of our schools, and second to none in their scholastic attainments, having finished the prescribed course will be awarded their diplomas and will thus be ushered out of the harbor of high school and onto the sea of life, where each must navigate his craft through tempest and calm, past the rocks and breakers that beset his way, and find safe anchor again in a peaceful harbor, and thus prove to their parents and friends that their educational equipment has made them master mariners, and we doubt not each of the members of the Class of 1936 will be able to meet these requirements. As speaker for this occasion the school has been successful in securing Dr. Dirk Lay of Sacaton, Arizona, a graduate of the University of Dubuque, who as a Presybyterian missionary among the Pima Indians of that locality has accomplished a seemingly impossible task during his long years of Christian service there, having transformed these people from a tribe of roving redmen into American agriculturists, all of which he has accomplished by putting into practice the Golden Rule of doing unto others as you would they should do unto you. Here is a man who will bring a wonderful message to the class and his hearers in his masterful address entitled "Making the Most of Me." Dr. Dirk is a forceful and eloquent speaker and no one in this locality should fail to hear it. Hence be on hand to greet the class and show them your interest in them and hear one of the finest addresses ever delivered in Postville on this or any other occasion. Irene Meland and F. Einck Married Will Reside on Farmstead Northwest of Castalia At St. Bridget's Catholic church in this city at eight o'clock on Wednesday morning, May 20th, Miss Irene Meland of this city and Mr. Frederick Einck of Castalia were joined in holy matrimony at nuptial high mass, the Rev. P. Hogan officiating. The young couple were attended by Harold Meland, a brother of the bride, and Miss Mabel Ewing, a close friend of the bride. The bride looked most charming in an orchid dress and carried a shower bouquet of roses and sweet peas, while the groom wore a suit of gray. Immediately after the ceremony the wedding party repaired to the home of the bride's parents, where a sump tuous wedding breakfast was served, only the immediate families of the contracting parties being present. Following the breakfast Mr. and Mrs. Einck left by auto on a several days honeymoon visit in St. Paul, ex pecting to return next Sunday, when they will at once settle down to house keeping on the farm of the groom' parents northwest of Castalia. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Meland of this city, a graduate of Postville High School with the class of 1934, and is a winsome and popular young lady and well fitted to make a real helpmeet for the man of her choice. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs, Ben Einck, northwest of Castalia, and he is also a graduate of Postville High School with the class of 1934. He is an honorable, upright and industrious young man and well worthy the fair bride he has won. With the many friends of this popular young couple we join in extending our heartiest well wishes for long, happy and prosperous wedded life. Arnold Wolff Weds Prairie du Chien Miss At a double ring ceremony, Orpha Zabel, daughter of Wm. Zabel and Arnold Wolfe, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wolfe of Oelwein, were married. Rev. W. K. Bodamer performed the ceremony in the parsonage of the Evangelical Lutheran church at 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning. The attendants were Obdula Niemeyer and Edward Wagner of Postville. The bride was attired in a dark blue tailored suit with rose accessories. The bridesmaid's suit was gray, her accessories blue and her corsage was of larkspur and carnations. A wedding dinner was served to immediate relatives and friends, Mrs. Elmer Erdenberger hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe will be at home in Postville upon returning from a short wedding trip to Milwaukee, Chicago and Indianapolis.—Prairie du Chien Press. Mr. Wolfe is a mechanic at the John Falb & Sons garage in this city and they will be "at home" in the apartment in the Arthur Behrens residence. We join with friends in extending hearty congratulations and hope their journey in wedlock may be a long and happy one. Elevator Seed Business Makes Huge Increase The seed business at the Postville elevator this season has been way ahead of last year in every department. The mail order shipments were alone more than three times that of 1935. More than 10,000 bushels of alfalfa and red clover have been sold. Besides this the elevator has shipped out 72 cars of barley and retailed 40,000 bushels of oats since last December. The seed cleaning plant has i - un 24 hours per day continuously, except Sundays, since last September and the elevator has been running day and night about half that time, all of which is pretty good evidence that the good name of this great seed house is becoming more widely known with each succeeding year. And plans are now being considered for still further additions to this huge plant so that it can accommodate its increasing business in the best possible manner. TO LET OILING CONTRACT The town counciL'"will meet in an adjourned / sessiprT tonight to determine just/vhat^streets are to be oiled and to consider contracts for oiling.

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