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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 6, 1948
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Surplus In State Treasury Offers Solons Problem what to do with the state's 101 -llllon dollar treasury surplus robably will be the burning ques • on to be answered by the next -ssio'n of the legislature. Some, Ions feel that nothing should be onc until state allocations tor c next biennium are fixed. They 0 int out that with increased sts in governmental operation ncreases in school aid and road uilding, the surplus might' be •iped out. However, two suggestions al a dy have been made. One calls or payment'of the 85-million dol- rs World War II bonus from sur- lus state funds and the other roposes distribution of state unds to counties, cities and towns a direct property tax replace. en t. The hitter suggestion, ad anced by the Iowa Taxpayers As- iation, uses as a base a 40-mil- ion dollar distribution, which ould mean $13,632,000 to counties, ),000 to cities and towns and "0.568.OOO to school districts. Some egislators are known to favor the lan. but shy away from it on the sumption that there might not a surplus in a few years if any dical tax reduction bills are assed by the incoming legislature, ey believe that nothing should be done until the biennial budget is drawn. If, they reason, there is prospects for a surplus, then action should be taken to distribute it Others are of the opinion that my surplus should be set aside or a "rainy day," when state income from present tax sources rops and the money will be needed to meet obligations incurred during the post-war inflationary period. Iowa does not now have a state tax and several groups, led by the Farm Bureau, are expected to continue their battle to avoid such a tax. • These groups feer" that the income tax should be raised to full collection in order to provide needed funds. Many in these groups also feel that no reduction should be made in the present two per cent sales tax. Linn To Washington? Reports are heard in Des Moines that Harry D. Linn, state Secretary of Agriculture, may be offered a position in Washington if the Republicans win this fall. He has been mentioned as possible Undersecretary of Agriculture, a position now held by Al Loveland, also an Iowan. Linn's name was mentioned in connection with the Dewey administration following the New York governor's campaign kick- oft speech in Des Moines. Linn conferred with Dewey on the Special train on the Republican presidential nominee's soil conservation address made in Denver. Later, Linn accompanied New York agriculture commissioner Chet Dumon'd to Portland, Oregon, for a national meeting. Linn is almost certain to be reelected in the November election. He has been Secretary of Agriculture since 1943. Whether or not he would accept a Washington job is a matter of conjecture, but some statehouse sources say he is in line for one. Unpaid Federal Taxes During the first eight months of this year the federal govern aient recovered nearly $5,000,000 in unpaid federal income taxes in Iowa. Collections were made dur- ! the current drive to check all returns for evasion of taxes. In one case, $145,000 was paid in ad ditional taxes on unreported income. E. H. Birmingham, Iowa collector of internal revenue, says that 'ince Iowa is : an agricultural fate "naturally, many of-the in tome tax returns examined are "lose filed by farmers." But he 'Ms that it should not be interpreted that only farmers' returns «re being checked. In June, more than one-million Wlars in evaded taxes were collated and during July the 'mount was just slightly under "at figure. Control Board Flan A plan suggested by Gov. Rob er ' D. Blue two years ago to reorganize the state board of control has been proposed again. The Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs a resolution at the annual Meeting of the group urging reorganization "with a view of ap- inting qualified and public spirited members on a per diem basis *'ho would run the institutions .lore efficiently and who would ttiploy better trained and quali- !e d assistants." , Blue's proposal made to the legislature called for abolishing the Present control board set-up with 'Penal director, director of men™ institutions and child welfare 10 °e named. The state now has J director of mental hospitals un- «r the jurisdiction of the board. Air Patrol Talked State aeronautics commission di- tor Norbert Locke and Public . etv commissioner Al Kahl have •scu&sed the possibility of add- B g an "air arm" to the present 8hway patrol through the ex(Continued on page flv«) POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLETIOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1948. Tuition Pupils Far Outnumber Those In District 242 Tuition Students Enrolled In Grades And The High School Tuition students in the Postville grade and high school number 52 more for the whole school than the number of students from the district. Two hundred forty-two tuition students are enrolled in the Postville school as compared to a total of 190 resident students. In the high school the figure is even more uneven as there are 148 tuition students enrolled in high school while only 42 students enrolled in high school have homes in the district. There are 94 tuition students enrolled in the grades as compared with 148 resident students. The following table gives a summary of the tuition and resident students enrolled in the school. First column shows grade, the second tuition students, third resident students and fourth total: Kindergarten 3 24 27 First 16 15 31 Second 9 Third 14 Fourth 13 Fifth U Sixth 9 Seventh 8 Eighth 11 13 13 18 15 19 14 17 Postville Pirates Will Meet Strong Foe In West Union Postville's undefeated Pirates will meet undefeated West Union in a conference game next Friday, October 8, at the West Union field. The game will be played under the new lights at West Union with starting time set at 8:00 o'clock p. m. The easy pickings is now over for the Pirates for their schedule now calls for West Union, Elkader, Waukon and Maynard in that order. West Union, like Postville, has been victorious in the first four starts. They feature nifty running backs, and present a well- balanced, highly polished attack. The Pirates will be hard-pressed to maintain their unscored on record. Large Crowd Expected A large crowd of Postville fans are. expected to journey to West Union to see this important contest. C. C. Members At Des Moines Meeting Totals 94 148 High School Enrollment Freshmen 32 13 Sophomores 43 11 Juniors 37 8 Seniors 36 10 Totals 148 Grand Total High School 148 Grades 94 42 42 148 242 45 54 45 46 190 190 242 190 432 Totals 242 Kindergarten News This week a new student, Larry Enyart, entered the class. Sharon Schultz and Marilyn Steele have returned after several days absence. Kaye Cook and Linda Lee Welzel have returned their dental cards to make a total of 15 that have been returned. Mrs. Robert L. Evans visited the class last week. Last week Dianne Overland celebrated her birthday by treating the class to candy bars. One other day, Mary Lou Frese treated the class to grapes. Kathrine Schmidt brought a bouquet of (lowers for the room on Wednesday. Monday the pupils went for a walk to look for signs of fall. After returning to the school house, the students drew pictures of the things that had been observed. A colored movie about the Canadian Rockies was shown to the class, Friday. First Grade One of the first grade students, Joe Ball, moved to Waukon last week. Mrs. Milo Gericke and Mrs. James Sorenson visited the first grade last Thursday. The first grade students are making doll furniture for a doll whose name is Patty Ann. Tables and cupboards have been made and are now being painted blue. The following students have returned their dental cards: Monte Cook, David Kiesau, Robert Jones, Bonnie Miller, Carole Welzel, Judy Pearson and Dianne Gregg. Second Grade John Meyer, Dona Schupbach, Loren Engrav, Billy Harris, Alan Davis, Kathryn Bchrens, Jon Jarmes, Karen Hein, Kickie Marting, Sharon Tindell and Dean Christofferson are on the Number Story Honor Roll for having received perfect test papers in a numbers test. Dean Christofferson, Alan Davis, Loreri Engrav, Billy Harris, Karen Hein, Daryl Sander, Dona Schupbach and Carole Winter have been reading stories to the class; Loren Engrav has returned his dental card. Third Grade In the third grade arithmetic contest, Jay Jarmes' team, the "Black Cats" are one point ahead of Karen Evans' "Green Goblins." A Halloween poster at the back of the room shows the progress each team is making. f Fourth Grade In English class the fourth grade pupils wrote original poems. Some poems written about autumn were by the following children: Anna Louise Schupbach, Gary Cook, (Continued on Page Two) Earl Abernethy and William J. Klingbeil went to Des Moines on Monday representing the Postville Commercial Club in a hearing before the Interstate Commerce Commission on the question of granting the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company, Motor Transport Division, right to haujfreight by truck into this vicinity?"] The new freight service, if granted, will provide north and south transport from the Cedar Rapids locality and from points north. The two men went to give testimony of the necessity of the route in Postville for the maintenance of additional freight service from the north and south. COLUMBUS DAY WBBE LIB* THE LAND TO WHICH WE SHIP WOULD GO* • f fAf ?,mx AHEAD IS ALL HER SEAMEN KNOW'-semi Drivers Examiners To Be Here Next Monday Drivers examiners will be in Postville next Monday, October 11, 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 licenses 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. Post card notices have been sent to drivers who will renew during this month. Bowling Season Well Underway The Bowling season got under way last week with two leagues operating at the local bowling al leys, the National League and American League. Each league is composed of ten teams playing three games a week on schedule. There were no record breaking performances in the first week but D. Schroeder in individual scoring got off to a good start with a 235 game. High individual scoring for the three league games went to Glenn Olson with a total of 542 pins, an average of 181 per game. Following is the standing of the leagues as of Saturday, October 2: League Standings American League Won Lost Elgin 3 0 Dodgers 3 Bethel 1 3 Jack Sprat 3 Browns 3 Clover Farm 0 West Union. Tigers 0 Waters' Dairy 0 Farmersburg 0 West Union Lions 0 Individual High line— B. Corlett 198 Individual high 3 lines Hugo Oelke 510 High Three lines Browns Kiwanians Hold Regular Meeting The Postville Kiwanis Club met in regular session last Monday evening in the basement dining hall of the Community Presbyterian Church and heard reports from members who attended the district meeting of the club held in Chicago last week and also heard reports from various committees of the organization. The four members who Attended the district meeting in Chicago were called upon to say a few words about the business of the session. Those attending from the Postville Club were Rev. F. R. Ludwig, Joseph B. Steele, Willard Schutte and Fred J. 1 Miller. Steele, who is now Lieutenant Governor of the Illinois-Eastern Iqwa district, told of the resolutions which were presented at the Chicago meeting and briefly outlined the districts stand on several important questions. Committee Reports Given Committee reports of Steele, R. L. Evans and L. L. Hill were given. Additional committees will report at the meeting next Monday night at the regular meeting place in the church basement. Corn Is King At Waukon Corn Day Corn will be king of all activities on Waukon Corn Day, Tuesday October 12. The committee in charge of the corn exhibit for Corn. Day has made approximately $75 in cash prizes available for the corn exhibit. The Johnson Pontiac garage on East Main will be the place of the exhibit. Cash premiums will be awarded to the winners in various divisions. Exhibits will be received up until 10:00 a. m. Tuesday October 12. At 10:00 a. m. however, all entries will be closed for the judging. All entries can be removed at 4 p. m. Committee Named For Salvation Army Drive ..2,351 National League Clermont jj Monona Gunder 2 Cardinals 2 Deeres * Legion 1 Shell Oil 1 Castalia 1 Monona Bears 0 Luana 0 Individual High line— D. Schroeder Individual high 3 lines Glenn Olson High Three lines Deeres Won Lost 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 Announcement was made today that The Salvation Army Service Unit committee, of which Robert H. Burling is chairman and -Leo O. Beucher is treasurer, will con duct a campaign to raise funds for local and regional welfare needs. Special letters will be mailed to local citizens requesting contribu tions to be mailed to the Treasurer, Leo O. Beucher of the Citizens State Bank. This is the annual campaign and will get under way within a short time. Plan Campaign On completion of the campaign a portion of the money raised will be left with the local committee for a program of health, welfare, and cultural activities. Such needs as clothing for school children, dental, 'optical and medical assistance, and family welfare needs of all kinds will come within the scope of the local program. The other local committeemen cooperating with and sponsoring the Service Unit are K. T. Cook, C. W. DeGarmo, Dr. M. F. Kiesau and A. L. Peterson. 235 542 .2,430 Postmen Count Game, Birds In State Survey : <y i_Rmal mail carriers in all sections of the state begin the third wildlife survey for 1948, October 4th, continuing through the 9th. Approximately 900 rural carriers are coperating with the Conservation Commission in making game counts while driving 'their regular routes. The surveys are designed to gather information on upland game birds and rab'bits^a.L.four different seasons of the year.i In addition to checks on the number of pheasants, quail, and rabbits, the cooperators In Octob-. er will record the sex of the pheasants seen. The Conservation Commission, in setting the 1948 pheasant season, made a careful analysis of earlier mail carrier counts, along with other census reports, and lengthened the season and 'increased the bag limit for this season. To Check Wild Animals One of the most difficult problems, for game management men is determination of wild animal populations so that only a surplus will be taken each year by hunters. Commercial Club Plans October Meet The Postville Commercial Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at Memorial Hall Thursday, October 14, with dinner beginning at 6:30 p. m. The program committee is arranging for activity which will center around the topic of football lighting for the Postville field. A committee has been appointed by Commercial Club officers to present a report on lighting of the football field, •with facts and figures on the entire problem, Vern Brouillet has been appointed to head this committee with Kermit James, Gilbert Schroeder anc C. W. DeGarmo assisting. The problem of football lighting was brought up at the last meeting and it was voted to appoint a committee to study the situation and present a report at the October gathering. Action on a lighted field is dependent on this report and the problem will be opened for general discussion by all members of the club. Good Attendance Desired A good attendance was enjoyed at the meeting in September and an even larger crowd is expected this month. The Commercial Club as a group is working for the betterment of Postville and is dependent on its entire membership for support and backing in all of its undertakings. Decorah Concerts Will Commence On Thursday, October 14 The opening concert in the 19484949 series sponsored by the Decorah Community Concert association, will be presented on Thursday, "October 14, in the C. K. Preus gymnasium at Luther college. The Columbia Concert Trio will be heard in beautiful and noble works of chamber music literature as well as special arrangements for their three instruments of American folk tunes. Their ensemble numbers will present the piano trio masterpieces of great composers. In addition each member of the trio will be heard in an individual group. Members of the group are as follows: Ariana Bronn, violinist; Ardyth Walker, violoncellist, and Richard Gregor, pianist. The concert will start promptly at 8:15 o'clock. \ / Military Services Will J Be Held For Pvt. Koth •-Military funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p. m. for Private Donald F. Koth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Koth, in the Methodist Church at Monona. •Revr-Jerrelt-..will -officiater-a't"Hhe memorial "service.••- -Pvt. Koth, who "was wounded while in service overseas in the European Theatre, passed away on January 5, 1944. i His" body is being returned under military escort and will arrive in Monona Friday morning. Twin Girls Are Born At Postville Hospital Children's Home Society Begins Fund Campaign For the past 60 years, unfortunate children in Iowa have received the care and protection of an organization known as the Iowa Children's Home Society— serving the entire state. The work of this. Society depends upon the generosity of the people of Iowa and at the present time in Allamakee county we are being asked to contribute $850.00 toward the $135,000 needed for the support of the Society during 1949. The financial appeal here is under the chairmanship of Mrs. Leonard Bulman of Waukon and a volunteer group' of interested workers. Monona. Wins Scenic League Title Sunday The Monona White Sox defeated the Waukon Indians Sunday 7 to 1 on the Monona diamond to win the 1948 Scenic League baseball title. The game was a special playoff as both _ teams completed the season with 13 wins and five losses. . The championship for Monona is the second one won by a Monona baseball team this year. The high school team won the state spring baseball crown. The * same team won the sectional this fall and may be on the way to bringing the third crown to Monona this year. - . Twin girls were born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Amundson of Elgin at the Postville Hospital last Monday to head the list of five new arrivals for the weeks period. Following is a list of the births for the period: Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Huber, Elgin, October 1, weighing seven pounds 11 ounces. Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Everman, Postville, October 1, weighing seven pounds three ounces. Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Thornton, Elgin, October 2, weighing seven pounds 13-ounces. Twin girls born to Mr. and Mrs, Arthur Amundson, Elgin, October 4, weighing seven pounds and seven pound seven ounces. „ Medical-Cases Herold Paulson was admitted to the hospital October 4 as a medical patient. Mrs. Tom Knudtson of Elgin was admitted as a medical patient on October 1. I. P. C. Plant In Operation There will be an ample supply of electricity for all. customers of the Interstate Power Company in this area, it was announced today, when the company's new steam electric generating plant, located near Lansing, was put in operation. The 25,250 horsepower turbine has been undergoing test runs for the past week. Costing approximately* $3,000,000, the plant is now sending a supply of electric power into the high voltage transmission system of the Interstate Power Company. The demand for electric service has been so great that work has already been started on the installation of a second unit of 16,750 horsepower, which is scheduled to be on the line by the fall of 1949. This second unit will require an additional investment of more than $1,000,000. Company engineers, who must foresee the growing demands for; electricity and prepare for its supply, made plans for a plant in the middle of the Interstate system in 1944. Lansing, because of its-location in the center of the company property and its situation on the Mississippi River, was the logical site for the .plant. Coal could be barged up the Mississippi as well as brought in by rail, and the river would also supply the huge quantities of water necessary for the steam generation of electricity. The first unit of the plant will consume about 200 tons of coal per day, producing 360,000 .kilowatt hours of electricity. From 15,000 to 40,000 tons of coal will be kept in reserve in a huge storage pile. The power plant is safe from river floods. The ground floor is four feet above the highest known flood stage of the Mississippi. Pirates Score 57 to 0 Win Over Fayette Run Victory String To Four Games In Romp Here Friday Afternoon Postville's Pirates ran their victory string to four by walloping Fayette 57 to 0 here Friday, October 1. Fayette never was in the ball game, as the Pirates seemed to score at will. However, the contest marked the second in which the locals were forced to punt. Punting twice during the game brought the total punts up to five for the season this far. John Hoth, acting captain, won the toss and elected to receive. Jack Meyer, right half, received the kickoff on his own 20 and advanced the ball to the Postville 44. The first play of the game was was a pass from Tennis Mork, fullback, to Jack Schultz, left half, good for 12 yards and a first down. Meyer was good for one and then on the third play, Schultz went off right tackle for 43 yards and a touchdown. Mork failed on the try for extra point. Postville 6, Fayette 0. Fayette Fumbles Fayette received the kickoff and was stopped on their own 25. On their first play a bad pass front center caused a fumble and Postville recovered on the Fayette 18. Eugene Rima, quarterback, carried for five on the first play, and Meyer went off left tackle for the final 13 to score on the next play. A pass for the extra point failed. Postville 12, Fayette 0. Following a poor kickoff, Fayette was stopped on their 37. Wayne McNally, right guard, threw the first Fayette play for a five-yard loss. Fayette made three on the next play with McNally on the tackling end again. A Fayette pass was incomplete. The next play was good for no gain. Then the officials erred and allowed a fifth down on which Fayette punted to the Postville 40. On the first play Meyer was good for 40 yards. Then Postville was called for too> much time and penalized five yards. Schultz then carried for five, Meyer for 16, and Schultz circled right end for the final four to score. The extra point failed. Postville 18, Fayette 0. Score Fourth Touchdown LeRoy Duwe, center, made the tackle on the kickoff, halting Fayette on their 34. Dean Gunderson threw Fayette for a one-yard loss. George Bachelder, left guard, made the tackle on a Fayette three-yard gain. Merle Meyer, left tackle, handed Fayette a two- yard loss. Then Fayette punted all the way to the Postville 18. Rima, at safety, fumbled the ball, picked it up and proceeded up the field with resounding blocks thrown by the Postville team being heard on the sidelines. He went the full 82 yards to score without a hand touching him and with five Postville blockers still giving him protection as he crossed the goal. Schultz was good for the extra point. Postville 25, Fayette 0. Jack Meyer stopped Fayette on the kickoff at their 25. Duwe tackled after a two-yard gain, as the first quarter ended. Postville had run nine plays from, scrimmage and had counted four touchdowns. As the second quarter began, Schultz stopped Fayette after a three-yard gain. Hilery Heins, substitute at left guard, made the tackle on the next play after a three-yard gain. Then Merle (Continued on page 8) October Is Enrollment Month For 4-H Clubs . October is an important month in the yearly program of work for the Allamakee County Farm Bureau organization. October is the month for 4-H enrollment including both boys and girls organizations. Therefore, any boy or girl in the county wishing to participate in the 4-H club program for 1949 should fill out an enrollment card during the month of October. A supply of these new cards have been ordered along with other 4-H material and are available at the farm bureau office. Every effort will be made to emphasize the importance of enrolling during the month of October. Posters will be on display throughout the county calling attention to October as 4-H enrollment month. Leaders, parents and members, are especially asked to cooperate in completing the next year 's enrollment during October.

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