POSTVILLE HERALD Forty-Fourth Year. graduates to Get Diplomas Tonight at Commencement A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN largest Class in Historj Hear Dr. Dirk Lay / ' Final Prograi to Iroity-seven seniors, the largest class ler to graduate from Postville High |hool, will be given their diplomas Postville's fifty-first commence- |ent exercises to be held at Turner iera-House tonight (Thursday, May ! )at eight o'clodJfflvV there is no admission, charge and t public is cordially ipVited to at- jnd. Dr. Dirk Lay, nationally known |aian missionary, will deliver the ad its ot.the evening and) an interest- |g program has been arranged. [Following is the complete program: (wciitfon Rev. Rl F. Galloway I ilulatory Address ...Eileen Kozelka iritone Solo Shirley Huebner Mentation of Eighth Grade Graduates /...Ralph Allen resentation of Eighth Grade Certi- I Urates pE. C. Marston cnouncement of Prizes and Awards Supt. Carroll and Mrs,; A. C. Webster aledictory Address..Euilalia Klingbeil nencemcnt Address..Dr. Kirk Lay t the Garden of Tomorrow—Vocal |Solo L..Boa McNeil resentation of Graduation Class.... Supt] R. J. Carroll ntation of Diplomas....i Pres. Wm. J. Klingbeil mentation of Class Mdntle .Roland Peterson |«eptance of Class Mantle Howard Humphrey I initte Spiritum Tuum"—Schuetky- Singenbci-ger, and "Peace I Leave With You"—Roberts,... Girls Glee Clb Hicdiction Rev. L. E. Crippen Seniqt„(Jlass Roll , litis Abemethy Gretchen Hein ibert H. Burling Romilda Heins 'illiam H. Cole Eileen Kozelka 1 S. Gray Eulalia Klingbeil ;an JI. Hammel Mila Mae Kruse iobert Hangartner Velva H. Kruse fcer R. Heins Arlene A. Koenig Ido E. Hilmer Arlene M. Larson :*ald Humphrey Marion Livingood uis W. Kamp Aldora Lof tsgard roes Kneeskern Lillian Loftsgard nnis Lammert Beatrice McNeil laroWD. Meland: Helen M. McNeil I'iUard C. Meyer Margaret Malone obert L. Myers Selina T. Olson liram C. Olson Ruby M. Olson tetorer Olson Hildur Opsarid Wand Peterson Eileen V, Schultz Ward S, Thoma Marie Schultz ene h. Baltz Lorraine Stockman 'erla Belschnef Catlierine P. Stone wrly B. Brandt Dorothy I. Walby izabeth Cahalan Verlie A. Weston uby A. Foels • ' Eighth Grade Graduates Following is the list of eighth grades to be awarded diplomas: "iolet Schroeder Duane Schroeder Wothy Schultz Paul Schutte -«ne Stafford Keith Smith Verne Benson Charles Stockman obort Boese Gates Williams 'lovd Ellis Marcella Heins loyd Everman Maxine Hills iobert Foels Virginia Livingood ayne Folsom Frances Mattie obert French Marie Meyer lichard Hale Bernice Oldag B ^orge Meier Helen Sander iillertbalt Girls Win County Trophy The Postville high school kittcnball itls succeeded in winning the county Wfthy for which they played in a f umament at Waterville last week. »ey played New Albln and Lansing. The Postville team 's line-up was as >l!ows: Pitcher, Helen McNeil, Catcher—Enola Hangartner. First base—Verla Weston. Right shorlstop-^Viola Marie Joyce. Second base—Marie Hangartner. Third base—Beverly Brandt. Left shortstop—Maxine Jones. Left field—Helen Meyer. Right field— Anna Swenson. Center field—Mary Schultz. State Academic Tests Postville high school' ranked in the •*Per quartile of the 227 schools in »* ^ate which participated in the re- •*nt academic tests conducted by the University of Iowa, being 39th as com- WKA to 46th last year. to the individual standings, seven _?cal students ranked among the high Indents of the state and will go to °*a City Monday and Tuesday and •ompete m the armus)l i "brain derby." E ' h «e students and subjects they rank- 1 Wgh in are: John R. Thomson and ^wly R. Brandt in first year Latin; oward Humphrey and Ralph Knecs- ritn in American history; Donald C. oelker in plane geometry; Lloyd B. •Hitman in World History, and Eulalia Klingbeil in English correctness 12. iAflditional School News on page 8) POSTVILLE, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 28,1936. Number 30. Newlyweds Given Big Post-Nuptial Shower There was a huge and happy picnic and parcel shower held last Sunday at the Old Stone House in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hagedorn, who were married at Sterling, 111., May 3. The bride will be remembered hereabouts as Ruth Nichols. Following an enjoyable social season a delicious picnic supper was enjoyed, and the newlyweds were the recipients of many beautiful gilts. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Miller and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harva Miller and family, lona and Alice Thoresen, Ethel Gordon, La- Voime Thomson, Evelyn Swenson, Mrs. Beulah Nichols, all of Postville; Orval and Leslie Saboc of West Union; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hagedorn of Traer; L. H. Hagedorn, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Nichols and Wayne of Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Alitz and Oliver, Mrs. Nettie Crawford and Miss Edna Edwards, of Oclwein; Mrs. Frank Miller and daughter Frances of McGregor; Mrs. Edna Winn of Caslalia; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gruel, Miss Susan Chapman, Mrs. Minnie Collins and Mary, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Frye, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller and Helen, of Luana. Junior McDowell Club In Monthly Meeting The usual monthly meeting of the Junior McDowell Club was held Saturday afternoon in the studio of Nora Jorgenson. The following were voted winners after the musical: In the Juvenile division Jean Douglass won the prize, playing "When Snowflakes Leave the Sky" by Ida Mae Piaget, having memorized the composition from a piece autographed and personally given to her by the composer. Second place was won by Marion Sonnkalb. In the Junior division Cressa Beryl Luhman won the prize, playing "When Evening Shadows Fall." by Adair. Marian Casten won 2nd place. In the Senior division Marie Schultz won the prize, playing "To a Wild Rose" by McDowell. A feature of the session was a demonstration by pupils in the Juvenile division to earn their Major Scale honor roll. First honor roll was won by Marian Sonnkalb and Betty Jean Kneeskern. and fifth and sixth honor rolls were won by Edgar Nelson. As a conclusion Mrs. Jorgenson played "Shimmering Pool" by Fanny Charles Dillon. L. W. Thoma Buys E. Durno Hardware Will Remodel and Restock For Uptodatc Store Louis W. Thoma on last Friday became the owner, through purchase of the hardware store of the late E. P. Durno and this week is busily engaged in making a complete inventory of the stock. As soon as this is completed the store will be open for business.' Mr. Thoma is no stranger to the people of this community, having been born and raised here, and for a number of years has successfully conducted a general contracting and building business. For the present lie expects to finish such work as he had accepted in the building line, which includes construction of a house job and several farm structures. As soon as these arc completed he will devote his entire time to his hardware business. He expects to remodel the store along modern designs and will carry complete lines of last minute hardware stocks, heating and plumbing fixtures and employ expert workmen to install them. Mr. Thoma has an announcement in today's Herald in which he solicits the patronage of the public to which we call the attention of our readers. We wish for Mr. Thoma success in his new undertaking. PRIMARY ELECTION NEXT MONDAY The primary election will be held in every voting precinct in Iowa next Monday, the polls opening at eight o'clock a. m. and closing at eight o'clock p. m. For tiie convenience and information of Herald readers, we are publishing this week complete lists ot all candidates of the counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek, including state, district, and county offices to be filled. . It is the duty of every American citizen to VOTE MONDAY. fl[ Memorial Day 3D Annual School Picnic To Be Held Friday The annual picnic of the Postville public schools will be held Friday at the Kohlmann grove, near the Smith Athletic Field, to which the children, their parents and the general public are cordially invited. The forenoon program starts at 9:30 o'clock when the Junior High kitten- ball teams meet in their annual encounter. At 1:30 p. m. the boys' kittenball team meets a like team of town players and at 2:30 there svill be a girls' kittcnball game. At 11 o'clock the Postville school band will render a concert and the marching band will give an exhibition of maneuvers. At 12, noon, a picnic dinner will be served. AH are invited to bring their baskets of eats and cups for coffee or lemonade, which together with plenty of ice cream will be served free to all attending. The committee in charge has requested that all business houses close between the hours of 12 and 1, in order that everyone might be able to attend. Pack up your baskets, bring the family and attend this big community picnic. Folks at Ames Like Our Home Ec Girls A group of ladies from Post and Franklin toWnships have recently organized a SUjdy Club, the first meeting of which was held at the home of Mrs. Leon Chamberlain, when the following officers were elected: President—Mrs. Leon Chamberlain. Secretary—Mrs. Klarence Kenney. Publicity Chairman — Mrs. Eaton Waters, i The second meeting was held May 20th at the home of Mrs. Harvey Schultz. Thirty-three ladies were present. The following program was given: Talk on tulips—origin, types and cultivation—Mrs. Earl Miller. Flag Demonstration—Mrs. Klarence Kenney and Mrs. Fred Gericke. Project talk—Mrs. Harva Miller. At the close of the meeting a delicious lunch was served by Mrs. Harvey Schultz, Mrs. Klarence Kenney and Mrs. Fred Gericke. The next meeting will be held on June 17th at the home of Mrs. Arthur Swenson. Lightning Kills Two of Livingood's Horses On Friday after-noon and evening last this section was visited by an electric storm that brought much needed moisture to field and garden crops and pastures. However, out on route 3, Postville, the storm wrought havoc among the livestock on the Willard Livingood farm, where two head of horses were killed by a bolt of lightning and two other animals of the drove were badly stunned. The loss on the animals killed .will be in part covered by insurance. Mr. Livingood, who was standing in a barn nearby, was also stunned for sometime by the shock of the bolt. MRS. DRAVIS' PUPILS AND HELPERS PLEASE An enthusiastic audience attended the program sponsored at Turner Hali last Friday night by Mrs. C. C. Dravis and her pupils, augmented by friends who helped with the "circus" stunts, which were injected to make for a well-balanced program. Mrs. Dravis' Castalia classes joined those of Postville in the presentation and that the audience enjoyed the program was plainly shown by the encores given after each number. County Sunday School Picnic Set For June 10 The Annual Allamakee County Sunday School Picnic will be held at the Forest Mills picnic grounds oh Wednesday, June 10th, and all Sunday Schools in the county are invited to take part in the program. Everyone interested in Sunday School work is invited to take a part. And, if you're not interested, come and hear someone talk about Sunday Schools and perhaps you will become interested. There will be an all day entertainment program of speaking, singing and sports. Rest in the shade of some of the tallest .trees in the county and listen to inspiring talks by some of the best talent in the county. A refreshment stand, conducted by the Forest Mills Sunday School, will be on the grounds for your convenience. Don't forget the date, Wednesday, June 10th; come and bring the whole family and spend a happy day with your old friends and neighbors, and get acquainted with' others. Post-Franklin Ladies Form a Study Club Supt. R. J. Carroll is in receipt of the following letter from Iowa State College at Ames of which he, and the rest of us up this way are more than proud to read. Here it is: "Dear Sir:—We wish you and the parents of the Postville girls, who recently visited Iowa State College, to know how pleased we were with your group. "Never have high school students been more delightful guests, courteous, kind and thoughtful; reflecting credit upon the gracious and efficient leadership of Miss Gladys Lynum as well as upon your school. "We feel you should be proud of both students and instructor, and hope it will be our good fortune to have them all with us next year. "May we express our sympathy for the sad loss which made it necessary for a part of your group to return early. Sincerely.—Blanche Temple, Director of Alice Freeman HaU, Iowa State College." Mrs. Mabel Utley Passed Away Friday Mrs. James Utley, a resident' of this city for the past several years, passed away last Friday following a period of failing health. She was aged 34 years, less a few days. The deceased was born the daughter of Theodore and Anna Overhouse at Decorah on June 3, 1902, and on November 27, 1916, married James Utley. This union was blessed with two sons, Harry and Melvin, who together with the husband survive. Her mother, a sister, Mrs. Julia Adams of Rock Is land, 111., and two brothers, Burt Over- house of Castalia, and Alfred Over- house of Hokah, Minn., also survive. The sympathy of the entire community goes duty to trie bereaved. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon with the Rev. R: F. Galloway of the Community Presbyterian church officiating. BUSINESS HOUSES ARE ASKED TO CLOSE Postville business houses are requested to close Friday from 12, noon, to 1:30 for the school- community picnic, and Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p. m., for Memorial Day services. Executive Committee of The Commercial Club. Louis Benjegerdes is Given Birthday Party The home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Benjegerdes was the scene of a happy surprise gathering of relatives and friends last Sunday, who came with huge baskets of delicious eats for a sumptuous dinner in honor of Louis' birthday anniversary, and all present had a delightful time. Those in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Schumacher, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lantzky, Mrs. Geo. Hill and daughter, Elaine, of Garnavillo; Mrs, Chas. Schulte, Elmer Schulte, Mrs. Charlotte Smith and Elouise Smith Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schulte, Lester and Eileen, of Elkader; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schulte and daughters, Bernie and Bernita, of St. Olaf; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Behrens of Luana; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Behrens, Mrs. Friedericka Plaht, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Kahle, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Benjegerdes and son Paul, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Benjegerdes, all of Postville. Business Men To Look After Display of Flags Agreeable to, a resolution adopted at the last meeting'of the Commercial Club, the business men of Postville will hereafter take charge of the display of flags in front of their respective places of businessvon all proper occasions for its display^ Decoration Day, Saturday of this week. Business men who are willing to look after the display of one or more flags may secure them at the L. F. Putnam harness store, and it will also be the duty of the business house to see to it that the flags are taken in at evening and properly cared for. Remember to Vote For The Home Candidates Postville has several candidates for county and state offices on the primary ballots next Monday. They are all good men and true. No matter on what ticket you find them, it is a matter of loyalty and right to get out and favor them with your ballot. ANNUAL ALUMNI BANQUET WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 9 The Annual Banquet and meeting of the Postville High School Alumni Association will be held at the Rebekah Lodge Hall on Tuesday evening, the 9th of June, at 6:30 p. m. The tickets are but 50c and include annual dues. Band Concerts To Start Next Week A Fine Program Arranged By Director Lowell The public will be interested to be informed that the first open-air band concert of the season is to be given at the city park on next week Wednesday evening, starting at eight o'clock to which all are invited. Under the capable leadership of Mr. C. Dillon Lowell the Postville School Band has made rapid advancement and has a grand array of number's rehearsed for the concert season, including a number of novelty selections to lend zest to their programs. Following are the numbers to be presented in the first concert: 1. American Boy—March Wells 2. The Old Gray Mare (the Caisson Song)—Novelty Yoder 3. "Triumphal March" from the opera Aida—Brass Quintet: Roberta Galloway, Howard Humphrey, Leslie Poesch, Lloyd Luhman, Louis Hill Verdi 4. Franz Schubert—Overture Von Suppe 5. The World is Waiting For The Sunrise—Saxophone Solo by Jack Bush Seitz 6. Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen—Negro Spiritual Roberts 7. Comin' Round the Mountain— the tune, "She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain", played as the spirit of '76, fan dancers, butterflies, bugle corps, cows, elephants, etc. and all aboard .....Fillmore 8. Them Basses—in which the basses have the melody Huffine 9. American Patrol Meacham 10. Semper Fidelis—March Sousa 11. Salutation— March Seitz You'll enjoy this concert, so be on hand early. And if you like the music give the band a hand—it's the only way they have of knowing that you're enjoying their efforts. SUMMER MUSIC TERM BEGINS Mrs. Nora Jorgenson announces her summer term in music and composition to start Tuesday, June 2nd. Studio over the Schutte Furniture Shop, Memorial Day to Be Observed On Saturday, May 30 A. J. Palas To Deliver The Address at Program in Honor of Heroes Another year has rolled around and on Saturday of this week the people of Postville and vicinity, in common with those throughout our beloved nation, will pause in their usual avocations to pay a just tribute of respect to our soldier dead by decorating with fairest flowers their final resting places, and by rededicating ourselves anew to the trust that these dead shall not have died in vain. And thus, for this purpose we invite the people of Postville and vicinity to join with us in this service of commemoration. Attorney Arthur J. Palas of this city has been secured as speaker for the occasion. Order of Parade The procession will form at the Public School grounds at 1:45 o'clock p. m. under the direction of Col. Darius Orr and his aides, Assistant Marshals Elmer J. Lennon and Wm. H. Hein, in the following order: Postville High School Band Colors G. A. R. Veterans Spanish-American Veterans World War Veterans in command of Lieut. J. A. Palas Women's Auxiliary Boy Scouts Camp Fire Girls Flower Girls in charge Louis Schutte Dorothy Boese Darlene Stockman Myrtle Schultz Margaret Stutzman Dorothy Kerr - Kathryn Livingood Jean Douglass Rose Marie Meyer Marjorie Kerr Mama Reinhardt Marjorie Baries Marcella Mitchell Romona Meyer Elizabeth Schultz Betty Reincke Elizabeth Douglass Mary Bursell Betty Lou Brandt Shirley Froning Virginia Marston Ruth Knuppe Marjorie Lawson Norma Hanks Ora Gene Oestman Mary Eberling Betty Lou Welzel Dorothy Waters Charlotte Gordon Virginia Oldag Dorothy Schultz Shirley Olson Betty Jean Schlee Ila Mae Dyke Virginia Livingood Maxine Appel Jacqueline Winder Gloria Gass Shirley Mae Meyer Sophia Dyke Ethel Mae Jahncke Lois Tindell Alberta Stockman Ardith Hale Dorothy Stafford Lois Benson Ida Mae Severn Lola Gordon Frances Williams Marilyn Heins Mary Stutzman Harriet Henry Marian Casten Ruth Jacobia Louise Thomson Pearl Schultz Charleen Schlee Lucille McNally Lavilla Gordon Fern Lansrud Gladys Peterson Ruth Welzel Eileen Nuehring Edith Gruhn Ruth Nagel Pupils in charge of Teachers President of the Day, Speaker and Chaplains in Autos Mayor and City Council Citizens on Foot Autos Line of March The procession, with right facing west, will proceed as follows: One block west, one block north, one block east, one block north, thence east on Green street to .Turner Hall, where the program will be held. Exercises at Turner Hall President of the Day Mayor Gustav Dietsch Music by the Band Invocation Rev. R. F. Galloway Duets—Ileta Schroeder, Neva Waters I. Requiem . Woodman II. Soft is Their siumber....Neefe Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Lloyd Luhman Sextet—Recessional DeKoven Address....... Arthur J. Palas Song—America By All Exercises at Cemetery Following the services at the hall the procession will re-form as before and proceed to the Postville cemetery, where the following exercises will be held: Decoration of Graves of Veterans Legion Ceremonial Benediction Rev. P. Hogan Firing of Salute Taps N. B. Pupils from town and rural schools desiring to take part in the procession will assemble at the school grounds at the appointed time, where they will be provided with flags. ATTENTION, EX-SERVICE MEN All members of Arthur F. Brandt Post, American Legion, and all ex- service men, are requested to assemble at the school grounds in Postville on Saturday, May 30, at 1:30 o'clock p, m. to participate in the Memorial Day parade. By order LIEUT. J. A. PALAS.
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