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October 13, 1948

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rogressives $mlot Expected % Effect Vote 1 M0 4 political observers believe . ( he Progressive party's entry Line 1M8 political picture will ,. e little or no effect on the out'- e p { the November balloting. mry Wallace, Progressive Lndard -bearer. .is expected to jl about 50 ,000 votes in the state, it observers believe that Third v tv candidates for offices below rt sident will poll far less than B t number. Democratic leaders e confident Guy Gillette will , a t Senator George Wilson in ie rod-hot senatorial race despite i ic fact there are senatorial can-, dates for both the Progressive ,4 prohibition party. There was me effort on the part of • Gillie's friends to get Seymour Piter of Iowa City, the Progressive mdidate, to withdraw. But the 'tnociatic leaders made no such wturcs. They believe that Gil iltc's margin will be so wide that le votes Pitcher will get will , ve no bearing on the outcome, ost of them admit, however, that ites which Pitcher will get prob ily would go to Gillette if the ird Party candidate were not in is race. Most of the effort to icourage Pitcher 'to withdraw by labor leaders, who also tied to get Charles Dengler of enport. Progressive candidate ir congress from the first dis^ jet, to drop out of the race. As lie as the final day for withdraw (October 2) these two candi ites were being urged to get out the race. Both declined, how i, and are on the November ;il0t. It generally is conceded that a's 10 electoral votes will go Thomas Dewey, and that Wilim S. Beardsley will defeat irroll Switzer in the guberna- irial contest. But the Wilsbn- Ilette scrap, which brought both :esidential and vice-presidential didates of both major parties Iowa, is seen as a touch-and-go ice to the wire. Democratic strategy in the sena jHrial race apparently is to con- (ntrnic in the labor areas in an Sort to get out that block of oles which is expected to be for Sllct'.e. Republicans are concen atins their efforts in the north' b half of the state, where Gil :tte is strongest, and re -routed ice-presidential candidate Earl 'wren into that area in an ef ort to off -set Gillette vote-get' ing.. Republicans also are urg 5 a straight vote, while Demo rats are depending upon "Inde- undent voters" to help elect Gil ate. County Assessor Law Ttu>r« apparently is growing op> losltion to the county assessor sw; enacted by the 1947 legislative. The Iowa Grange recently ent on record urging repeal of be lair, and at least one county arm Bureau organization — in fccksim county — has passed a (solution calling for abolishment il the law. The state Farm Bu isu never has taken an official ^•tand on the law, but some lead!•? gnvc their approval when the lill was before the last general Bembly. The Democratic plat irm calls for an outright repeal the act. One of the most ob- itionnble features, say opponents, the provision that county assess are appointed on a life-time lisis. The legislature may be tai to take some action on the V > n the next session. Liquor By The Drink Democratic leaders were not irprised when results of a sur(>• made by Philip Shutt of Inde- mdence, the party 's candidate «• Secretary of state, showed that majority of county chairmen be- •ve citizens are opposed to sale liquor by the drink. A similar •vey taken prior to the state [•Mention brought almost inden- pl response and for that reason » "liquor plank" was put into * party platform. However, ,Jutt carried his battle beyond •j* convention floor and made his survey, but now says that in Mr w ot the results of the survey •n would seem unwise to make a •Meal i ssue 0 f the matter now." «t Democratic leaders feel that * party would lose votes if it •"JPaigned for by-the-drink sale ~ liquor. Gas Tax Record G fs tax collections are expected ' nit another all-time high this During the first nine months the year the four-cent tax ™««ht in $24,843,656, compared ™ $23,243 ,510 during a similar *od last year when total colons reached nearly $31,000,000. wfunds also may hit a new lm 'he year. With one quar- * lo go, refunds already have ltal «d $6 ,600,514 to non-highway compared with $5,382,517 n "B a similar period in 1947. Political Hodge-Podge The only bill boards being used the gubernatorial campaign are ' 'owa Needs William S. Beard- w for Governor," which have r*> erected in Des Moines £ state tax commission is pre- "ig its second edition of "Your • Dollar," a bulletin which '* where tax money comes <c «tlm«d on Two) POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 194$. Number 50. Pirates Down WestUnion,l4-0 On Muddy Field Win Fifth Straight And Maintain Pace In Conference Race Playing in a mass of mud and midst puddles to a four-inch depth, the Postville Pi ra!e s kept their undefeated, unscored on record intact by downing the West Union Bombers 14 to 0 at West Union last Friday. It was the fifth straight victory for the Postville team and the first loss in five games for the Bombers. John Hoth,. game captain, won the toss arid elected to -receive Jack Schultz, left half, received the opening kickoff and returned to the 22. On the first play Schultz went off right tackle for nine yards and circled right end for six more on the second play for the first down. Schultz carried again to the Postville 41, Jack Meyer right-half was good fo the 46 after fumbling for no gain on a previous play. Merle Meyer, right tackle, kicked on fourth down. His kick traveled to the West Union 22 and was returned to the 30. West Union fumbled on the first play but recovered for a three -yard gain. Wayne McNally, right guard, and George Bachelder, left guard, were in on the tackle after a two -yard gain. McNally did the tackling on the third play- after a three-yard gain. West Union risked a try on fourth clown, and made good a first down to their 41. Tennis Mork stopped West Union for a one-yard gain on their first try. McNally and Roger Christofferson, left guard, stopped them for no gain on successive plays. On the Bomber's punt Jim Waters, left end, playing at a defensive halfback, returned to the Postville 44. Schultz was good for two on the first play. Eugene Rima, quarterback, lost four on the next. Schultz was good to the 48 on third and the Pirates were forced to punt. Le Roy Duwe, center, did the tackling on the West Union 23 after Meyer's punt. Schultz stopped West Union on the first play after a one- yard gain, and the quarter ended. No score. Score First Touchdown On the second trip McNally dumped them for no gain. Hoth declined an offside penalty. On the third try a pass from Johnson, quarterback, to Ulring, left end was good for a first down to the West Union 45. Then McNally held for no gain, and Hoth tossed them for a 10-yard loss. West Union punted and Schultz returned to his 42. A long first down pass from Rima to Dean Gunderson, right end, was just out of reach. Meyer was good to the 43, and then the play that got the Pirates on their way took place. Rima dropped back to throw a pass, and with plenty of protection, spotted Mork, and dropped the ball perfectly into his outstretched fingers. When Mork was finally downed he had travelled ail the way to (lie West Union 15 for a 42 yard gain. On the next play the Postville blockers went to work and cleared the way for a run all the way for the score by Schultz. Schultz hit the middle of the line for the extra point. Postville 7, West Union 0. Schultz's kickoff was bad and McNally did the tackling on the West Union 38. Hoth tossed the Bombers for a six-yard loss on the next play, but the play was called back for a Postville offside and a five-yard penalty. Hoth tackled on the next play after a four-yard gain. On the next play West Union was good for the first down to the 50, where Christofferson did the tackling. An unidentified muddy tackier did the tackling on the Postville 47. Schultz stopped them at the 44, and then another first down was made to the 40. Mork stopped a West Union runner at the 35. Christofferson held no gain. Mork WBS on the job to stop pass. A West Union kick traveled only eight yards and went out of bounds on the 27. On the first play Postville was called for too much time, Rima couldn't compete with the loudspeaker in calling signals, causing the five-yard penalty. West Union was called for tackling out of bounds on the last play of the half, and Postville got another try after a 15 yard penalty, but failed to go all the way. Postville 7, West Union 0. Mork tackled on the opening kickoff at the West Union 36. On (Continued on page 8) Fire Damages The Home Oil Company Here Monday Night '•-Eire of undetermined origin caused considerable damage in the Home Oil Company station Monday evening. The alarm was turned in by two Decorah youths about 11:00 p. m. who stopped for a moment to fill the radiator of their car and noticed smoke coming from around doors and windows'.; Damage was estimated at 'several hundred dollars by Fred J. Miller, owner of the company. The fire burned a considerable portion in the front of the build ing and blistered paint on the walls and cupboards in the rear. The Postville Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the blaze before it spread to other parts of the structure. The stock is covered by insurance but tb,e building was not insured. Repair work is being completed on the damaged area today. Motorcycle Club To Hold Annual Picnic The annual fall picnic of the Little Switzerland Motorcycle Club will be held in Postville next Sunday, October 17, with a picnic dinner at noon beginning the festivities. The club members in the afternoon will hold a treasurer hunt with prizes scattered through an area northeast of Postville. The object of the hunt will be to find the prizes with each cyclist required to • remain on his cycle in getting to his prize. 25 Schools Will Participate In Band Jubilee 719 band members from twenty- five schools will take part in the State Marching Band Contest to be held in Postville on Saturday. October 16. The high point of the contest will be the marching demonstrations at the Smith Athletic Field by the seventeen full school bands entered in the contest starting at 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon. This is one of four such contests being sponsored by the Iowa High School Music Association on that date. The other three contests will be held at Ottumwa, Storm Lake, and Glenwood. The schools participating in the Postville contest are: Ackley, Allison. Clarksville. Coggon. Dumont, Greene, Ionia, Lost Nation, Lake Mills, Marble Rock, Maynard, Nora Springs. Nashua, Osage, Plymouth, Postville, Rock Falls, St. Ansgar. Stanley. Sumner, Tripoli, Vinton. Waukon, Waverly, and West Union. Kindergarten The students were shown a movie about trains and after the showing, they drew pictures of their own choosing; some drew engines, some drew single cars and others drew whole trains. The best drawings were drawn by Dick Falb, Gloria Evans, Karen Babcock, Billy Walter, Valeric Luhman, Don Hoth and Kathrine Schmidt. A community project has been started by the class. The pupils plan to visit several business places, talk about them and then write a story chart. The students are building a miniature town in the sandbox that is in the room. Each pupil has a house with his last name printed on it. After the different stores are discussed, a small replica is colored and cut out for the sandbox. Fourth Grade The following fourth grade children have not missed any words in spelling for the first six weeks: Diane Eberling, Gary Cook, Diana Grotegut, Mary Meyer, Anna Louise Schupbach, Bona Mork and Luann Wahls. Junior High Since the past week has been partly spent in giving six weeks tests, all the children have been studying a little harder than usual. The following junior high people received "A's" in their English tests: Shirley Buraas, Mary Dresser, Kathryn Falb, Ronald Harris, Phyllis Mork, Donna Schultz, Ann Spencer, Leonard Althouse, Janice Brown and Fritz Palas. General News At the teacher's meeting which was held Thursday evening, plans were made and committees were appointed to take charge of the various parts and activities concerning the music contest to be held here Saturday, October 16. Principal Ralph Gosmire has (Continued on page 8) V Dr. Morgan Dies At Ames Hospital . Dr. Charles M. Morgan, 71, Ames veterinarian, died at Mary Greeley hospital Monday night of injuries suffered at 7:05 Monday in an auto collision three miles south of Highway 30 on the Boone-Story county line at a county road intersection. ) ,The car driven by Dr. Morgan collided with one driven by Howard E. Price, 25, Route 3, Ames. Price was taken to Mary Greeley hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and later released. \Dr. Morgan, who practiced in Postville for about 16 years was well known here and only a few months ago sold his interests here to Dr. R. F. Sneider, because of ill health. '. - . '• • "Mother Wore Tights" To Play At The Iris Fully 50 per cent of the present day releases deal with "crime" of some sort. To avoid playing this type of film in the Iris Theater it has become necessary to play more older films than is customary. "The Egg And I," "The Jolson Story," "My Gal Sal," and "Gone With The Wind" have been highly successful. It is a pleasure to learn that good pictures are always good and are always well attended whether they are played new or old. "Thunder In The Valley," in technicolor, has played in most every theater around here but there can be no doubt that there are hundreds of movie-goers who have not seen this fine "dog" film. The film stars Lon McAllister and Peggy Garner along with the most Lbautiful collie since Lassie. It comes to the Jris Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 14, 15 and 16. "Mother Wore Tights." with Betty Grable and Dan Dailey is another grand musical film in techni­ color that is running and has run "The Jolson Story" a close race for box office honors. In fact there are many who liked it better. If you haven't seen this one this may be your last chance in this territory. It comes to the Iris on Sunday and Monday, October 17 and 18. We would have Ibved to have played these pictures when they were released but as long as the company was determined to tie in a bunch of "crime" pictures we refused the deal. Iris Theater Management: Saddle Club Will Hold Trail Ride The Whistlin' Bit saddle club of Clayton County and vicinity will hold their 4th Trail'Ride at Pike's Peak in McGregor, Sunday, October 17. The ride will begin at Pike's Peak at 9:00 a. m,, a ppt- luck picnic lunch will be served at noon. The rain date is one week later, October 24. Plans for this affair were made at a meeting of the officers and board of directors for the club. Officers for the saddle club are: John Hartwick, McGregor, preside/it; D. R. Whitter, McGregor, vice president; Frank Speck, Elkader, and D. D. Lange, Fr&elich, directors. The last trail ride was held at the Jim Ruckhaber farm two miles north of Luana. The riders, 44 strong rode for three and a-half miles along Hickory Creek to a point along the stream where a picnic lunch was served to a group of about a hundred riders, friends and relatives. "Salt Of The Earth" To Be Shown At St. Paul's "Salt of the Earth," the United Lutheran Church's outstanding motion picture of 1948, will be shown at St. Paul's twice this coming Sunday, October 17; at 9:30 o'clock in the morning and at 8:00 o'clock in the evening. "Salt of the Earth," a sound film with a running time of 45 minutes, drives home what' a man will do when,he takes God seriously. Filmed largely in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania, "Salt of the Earth," is the story of Harley Russell, an average coal miner and a lapsed church member, who is turned back to God by the faith and Christian action of another man. The coal miner finds that being a Christian isn't easy; it takes courage and God's help. Shown To Sunday School Th picture will be shown to the entire Sunday School at 9:30 in the sanctuary. Parents and others not now attending Sunday School are invited to come early Sunday to see this picture. The second showing of the picture will be at 8:00 o'clock Sunday evening, also in the sanctuary. Farm Bureau To Begin 1949 Membership Drive All plans for the Farm Bureau organization drive for 2949 membership on Friday, October 15, are fully completed, according to Lyal Mitchell, president of the Allamakee County Farm Bureau. The special session of the township officers and leaders who are to participate in this drive has been scheduled for Thursday evening, October 14. at the county fair grounds pavilion, Waukon. The quota set by the Allamakee County Farm Bureau board of directors and organization committee for 1949 is 1,375 members. Voluntary workers will cover each township 'in the county. Paving Assessments Are Being Completed LAJIL~ paving work in Postville will be completed this week with all concrete having been poured and grading work being rushed to completion. An engineer is now preparing a plat and schedule of final assessments to be levied against each lot affected by the paving. When this schedule has been prepared, a special meeting of the town council will be held at which time property owners may be heard concerning the levy. ^ i Exams Scheduled For Seven Draftees j _Jbe.^ first peacetime draft contingent from Allamakee county is scheduled to leave from the Waukon bus depot on the 8:45 a. ro. bus to Waterloo Friday where they will report to the Army and Air Force Main Recruiting station for their first military contact, 1 Thete -fl^^y^in^n»in^he^3U/ •^The seven~men inciucle7"""Arno C. Reincke, James R. Fitzgerald, and Clifton L. Mork of Postville; Keith M. Hastings, Waukon; Raymond M. Cole and Leo B. t Hammond, Lansing; and Thomas G. Traversey, Harpers FerryT) Will Take ExaffiTOni}' The trip - to Waterloo is for preliminary physical examinations and is not a definite induction into service. All of the men, regardless of whether or not they, pass the physical exams, will return to Waukon the same night' on the evening but. Corn Loans Are Now Available To All County Farmers Corn loans will be available to Allamakee county farmers from the time of harvest through June 30, 1949. The loan rate will be $1.38 per bushel, which is seven cents higher than last year. Ear corn stored in a six foot crib must not exceed 20.5 per cent moisture if sampled prior to March 31. During April the moisture content must be down to 17.5, and after May 1 it must not be over 15.5. Interested parties should contact the Allamakee AAA office after their corn has been harvested. More information will be available by that time. Pirates To Play Elkader Friday Night Postville C C To Hold Regular Meet Thursday Will Discuss Important Business Matters After Dinner Hour Period The Postville Pirates will journey to Elkader Friday evening to meet another undefeated foe in the version of a band of Elkader Warriors. The Warriors have now run their string to 40 straight after no defeats during a six year period. The Pirates feel they are in a position to end this monopoly that Elkader has established in Upper Iowa Conference football and are out to make good at Elkader Friday night, October 15. A large crowd of Postville fans will travel to Elkader for the game and cheer for victory. H. 0. Talle Is Speaker At The Kiwanis Meet Representative H. O. Talle of Decorah spoke at the meeting of the Postville Kiwanis Club last Monday evening on the subject of "Observations on a Trip to Rome." Representative Talle- was one of a group of 15 congressmen who attended the annual meeting of the International Parliamentary Union at Rom6, Italy early in September. Mr. Talle traced his movements from landing by plane in Madrid, Spain to the International Parliamentary Union meeting in Rome, to an inspection trip into France and finally a visit with U. S. Commander General Clay in Berlin. The speaker likened Spain to a cut flower which was wilted and withered by time—a once great power like the wilted flower which showed but few signs of its former beauty and strength. Bad government was blamed for this degeneration from strength to weakness. Describes Conference The description of the meeting of the Parliamentary Union in Rome followed much the same pattern as that observed in any gathering -which includes representatives of Russia and her safelites, Mr. Talle observed. The Russian dominated countries threw charges of imperialism at the United States and formed a minority block against any constructive program adhered to by the other powers. Representative Talle noted, however, that the Union went forward with its program of resolutions and program of business in spite of Communist efforts to the contrary. Following the Rome conference, Mr. Talle visited in Paris and from his observations found that nation also suffering from the pangs of bad government. A weakened monatary system, undermined from many years past, has dropped, France to a minor power in Europe, the Representative observed. Representative Talle and the group of congressmen flew from Paris into Germany and through the air corridor into Berlin to visit General Clay. The speaker found things in that divided area progressing much better than he had been led to believe by certain reports and found General Clay of the belief that war was not imminent. The General declared the air lift to be working at a maximum of efficiency and stated that it could be continued through the winter months if necessary and amply supply the needs of the German population as well as the kllied personnel. In closing, Mr. Talle declared the liberty in which this country was started and through which it has proposed is a right which we must hold in our elective processes of law and commended the local Kiwanis Clpb for its program of getting the vote out for the November election as a means of preserving this liberty'. The October meeting of the Postville'Commercial Club will be held at Memorial Hall on Thursday, October 14, with dinner beginning at 6:30 p. m. The meeting will . be an open discussion on business matters facing the club, and no speaker will lie present. Several matters of importance are to be brought up at the meeting, and it was decided by club officers to dispense with the usual program following the dinner and devote the time to business matters. The program committee has arranged for the showing of a film on the T. V. A. Project, a government released movie showing the Tennessee Valley Authority's program of flood control and reclaim- ation. \? One of the important topics to be discussed will be a lighted football field for next year and an open discussion on the part the Commercial Club will play in providing lights. A committee, appointed at the last meeting, will give a report on the lighting problem giving cost' figures and other data. A large attendance is desired at the meeting as the formulation of the club's program for the winter season will be started. A good dinner is promised for all those to be present. Only Two Births At Postville Hospital Only two births were recorded at the Postville Hospital during the past week, both of the new arrivals being boys. Following is a list of the births: Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Kruse, Monona, October 6, weighing eight pounds and nine ounces., Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Paige Bueger, Monona, October 9, weighing eight pounds and nine ounces. Surgical Patients Mrs. Burr Cook was admitted to the Postville Hospital as a surgical patient Tuesday morning. Mrs. Keith Gray underwent an emergency operation for appendicitis on Friday. Clinton Smith Selects ^ Farm Auction Date \ Clinton E. Smith, who lives on a farm six miles north of Postville, has selected October 25 as a date for a farm auction sale of livestock, machinery, hay and other items. Mr. Smith has purchased a farm closer to Postville and is selling—considerable equipment in the move,! Full particulars of the sale will appear in next week's issue of the Herald. Dr. Opsahl Home Is Gutted By Fire Fire„. J gutted Dr. H. T. Opsahl's two-story frame and pressed earth home three miles north of Decorah about 10:00 a. m. TuesdaXi^. The loss was estimated at $10,OOfK} Mrs. Opsahl was alone-at-the"^ farm when the fire broke out. She had been at the barn and saw smoke coming from the house. When she got back to the house the smoke was so dense she could not enter. The Decorah fire department was called. All contents of the house were destroyed. Children's Home Society To Begin Drive Saturday A financial appeal for the continued work of the Iowa Children's Home Society will start Saturday of this week and will continue through Wednesday, ' October 20. Mrs. H. H. Douglass is town chairman. Mrs. Henry Steele, Mrs. Keith Gregg, Mrs. Edward KoEel- ka and Mrs. Arthur Thoma have charge of the work in different sections of the town. They will appoint a N worker for each two blocks. In 60 years this society has cared for nearly 11,000 neglected children; 95 of them came from Allamakee county. Your gift: will' be an investment in a child's hap-^ piness..

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