Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on October 20, 1948 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 20, 1948
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State Board of Control Plans slew Measures The state board of control lias ider consideration plans for es- blishmcnt of a classification cen- r for penal institutions if and hen legislative approval is giv- 1 The plan is in the formative age at the present time because , e board doesn 't know what scan the next session of the legis- fure mny take regarding the introl joard or operation of in- llutions. It Calls for setting up classification section at the Ana- 0S a Reformatory where some Tjpty buildings adjacent to the (formatory are available. The assification board would be com- ssed .of full-time psychologist, jychiatrict and sociologist who ould classify persons sentenced i Iowa penal institutions and tepare them for training and reaming- Illinois now has.such a lonrd and reports are that the sys- im'is very successful. TAISO in the over -all institution- plan for Iowa is hiring of a ireclor of state penal insti- itions similar to the position ov held in the mental hospital •tup by Dr. Charles Graves. Sev- ral top-ranking penologists have ecn interviewed by the board of onlrol but lack of funds and suit- ble quarters have held up the reject. The board also feels that 0 action should be taken until Iter the legislature meets. Some oard members are said to feel bat changes in the present set -up expected. It has been hinted _.-t the present full-time board nay be replaced with an advisory ward similar to the present board 1 education, which sets policy mt does not have full-time manors. J Also in the board of control llans, although still in the era- Iryonic stage, is the establish- fcent of a child study center to i-hich all orphans or dependent iildrcn committed by court or- ler would be sent. Plans call for letting up the school at the Dav- aiport Soldiers Orphans home. Hiildren would be kept at the enter until suitable adoptive lomes or boarding homes can be iecured. Board members feel that t would be a forward step in care if'Iowa's orphaned and dependent children. More Parole Agents _ The next session of the legislature probably will be asked to Mncrease appropriations for the •board of parole to hire two additional parole agents. The state niow has four agents to cover the state's 99 counties, one agent covering 31 counties. The parole •agents work constantly in finding Ijobs (or parolees and checking on •the men who have been released ffrom penal institutions. Two sociology students who spent last summer as guards at Fort Madison state prison have recommended that the state have one parole agent for each congressional district or eight agents. Neighboring state have allocations double those of Iowa for operation of their parole systems. Minnesota lias 15 agents. Missouri 13 and Illinois 56. Building Code ' If the legislature approves Iowa will have its first uniform building code in the 101 years the state been in existence. The Iowa building code council has completed its study and has a report ready for submission to the legislature. The report calls for appointment of a seven-man building code council which would have power to prepare uniform rules, regulations and standards br the state. Local building officials would enforce the code's Provisions. The proposed" act alls for the building code to go too effect for Iowa's 16 first class «ies in 1950. If successful, it *ould be extended to other communities a nd counties by 1951. Each Iowa community has had 1 8 Own set of regulations and »ere has been no uniformity. The wilding code study group was ^pointed by Governor Robert D. e to standardize the many I gc-podge regulations. Stepped«P building activity during the *w and construction of many Pre-fabricated houses prompted «e action. Sales Tax Up Another sales tax record is in w making for this ftcal year. «eport of the first fiscal quarter, lo„ Se Ptember 30, shows $12,«»,893 collected from the two per ,J* f tax, more than one-million la rs more than collected dur- I J a similar quarter in 1947 and "J* second largest quarterly col- 'Wtion on record. ~ legislators are watching sales Z , neures with n»ore than pass's interest because both guberna- ° n al candidates have recommend- 2 a reduction in *he tax. Repub- *» n William S. Beardsley has S nmended ^tarnation of the fw, tax on * 0 °d. w>d Democrat 2 1 Sw »w N hM, proposed .'a board 0ne J** cent across the Crack Down On Trip* I J* 6 state executive council has down on trips by state ,c °aUnu*l 00 I^uji Tiro) POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1948. Number 51. Marching Band Wins Division I Rating Here 719 Band Members From 25 Schools Competed In Big Music Festival Postville's Marching Band won a division I rating in the Marching Band contest held at Smith Athletic Field last Saturday afternoon. The band was competing with a number of other Class C schools for the honor. There were 719 band members from 25 schools in the contest. A cold north wind caused some discomfort for the students participating and held down the crowd expected to see this colorful display. Clarine Olson won a division I rating for Postville in the One Mallet Bell Lyra contest in the class C-D schools. In the baton twirling contest two Postville students received a division II rating. They were Joyce Gregg and Nora Peake. F. r. A. News The following boys were initiated at a meeting held October 12. Lloyd Bigler, Dayle Szabo, Eugene Dreier, Leon Blumhagen, Lester Frederick, John Green, Ralph Gunderson, Tommy Hogan, Donald Ihde, Gerald Hemesath, Paul Kostman, Jerald Martins, Allen Meier, Donald Olson, Leigh Rekow, Donald Hoffman, Dickie Schlee. Marlen Schutte, Don Siegenthaler William Waelchi. Don Enyart, Ronald Fox and Karlton Eberling were judges at the Dairy Cattle Congress, October 5. The boys in shop class are painting the bicycle racks and the "No parking signs" on the curbs where the busses stop. General News The senior class elected the following as candidates for homecoming King and Queen. Dean Gunderson, Tennis Mork, June Schroeder, Joan Christofferson. Final election by the high school will be held Wednesday. The King and Queen will be presented at the half of (he Waukon-Postville game. Average attendance for the first six weeks shows that the freshman now hold the highest percentage. Freshman 98.B; sophomores 97.6; juniors 95.8; seniors 98.4. Six week honor students are: freshmen: Audrey Buddenberg, Jean ChristolTerson. John Green, Nancy Kneeland. Nora Pealce, Patricia Ruckdaschol, Janice Schroeder. and Joan Schultz. Sophomores: Dixie Cook, Mary Miene, Marlcne Schupbach, and Billie Waters. Juniors: George Bachelder, Ruth Ann Christensen, and Donald Enyart. Seniors: Marilyn Backhaus; Joan Christofferson, John Dresser Elaine Everman, JoAtm Haltmeyer, Cloy Meyer, Cloy Miene, June Schroeder, Lyle Schultz, and Bette Schutte. The student council discussed Homecoming plans at a meeting last Wednesday noon. Postville High School will prob | ably have a teacher who devotes (half of her time to the high school library by next school year. This is made necessary by a regulation recently passed by the North Central association. This regulation requires that high schools with an enrollment of 200 to 499 have a half-time librarian, while schools with an enrollment under 200 have a teacher who devotes at least two periods a day to library work. Postville's enrollment for several years up to the present year has been over 200 and it will probably be over that figure again next year. . . Not only must this teacher be given time to spend upon library but she must have definite training in library work. This training within the next few years will have to amount to at least 16 hours of college training in library science for high schools with an enrollment of 200 or over; six hours for librarians in schools under 200. This new regulation is a reflection of the importance of the school library in the thinking of the leaders in education today. Kindergarten News In numbers class the students have started on the number one and are, learning to see the similarity between one ball and we number one. The pupils are learning to print their names. Mrs. Don Schafer printed each of the students names on separate, cards. Most of the (Continued on pat »> Home of Josephine Durno On Saturday jjhe Jfostville Volunteer Fire Department was called to the Josephine Durno home last Saturday morning and extinguished a small blaze in^the. kitchen of the house. MA cracked Sre pot 6n~a~hTratifig stove was the cause of the fire, according to ftremenrj The stove became overheateaTand the area surrounding the chimney began to smolder and burn. The fire was extinguished with but minor damage to the home. Pirates To Play Waukon Friday Friday, October 22, is homecoming for Postville High School with the highlight of the day featuring a conference football battle with the Waukon Indians at Smith Athletic Field beginning at 3:00 p. m. Although the Indians have been victory-starved this season, they present a problem for the Pirates for Postville has a habit of losing to Waukon teams that are supposed to be inferior. In addition the Pirates have been unable to win a homecoming game for several years. With this history in mind, the Pirates know they will have a battle on their hands to keep their undefeated, unscored on victory string intact. Stores to Close Postville stores will be closed for this big Homecoming battle allowing everyone to go out and boost for the home team. The Postville band will provide pre- game and half time music for entertainment. Drivers Examiners To Be Here Next Monday Drivers examiners will be in Postville next Monday, October 25, at Memorial Hall from 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m., according to Town Marshal William F. Foals, 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. Firemen To Hold Hallowe'en Dance The Postville Volunteer Fire Department is completing plans for the annual Firemen's Hal­ lowe'en dance which will be held Saturday, October 30. Bob and his Hillbillies will provide the music for the attraction. The dance is sponsored annually by the firemen as a money raising project and has become a popular event here each year. / Vern Brouillet To Head TheCC. Vern Brouillet was elected presi- defiVof the Postville Commercial Club for the 1948-49 year at a special election of the club held following the regular meeting last Thursday evening at Memorial Hall. Harold Schroeder was elected to the office of vice president on the special balUMng^) The new officers""wlll serve in the leadership capacity until election time in October, 1949. Earl Abernethy is retiring president of the club. Forty-two members were in attendance at the meeting and enjoyed a TVA film shown by Supt. K. T. Cook. Following the film, the group discussed the possibilities of providing Postville with a lighted athletic field for use of both the high school football team and the town baseball team. A report of the approximate cost of such a field was given by Vern Brouillet, chairman of the committee on this problem. A motion was adopted by the group to await further particulars on providing S site for the field with a special report to be given the adequacy of the fair ground property as to whether it would be large enough to accomodate both a baseball diamond and a football field. This report will be given at the next meeting in November. Committees are also being appointed to work out the program of Christmas activities to be sponsored by toe Commercial Club. , Final Rites For Milburne Smith funeral services for Arthur Melburne Smith, 33, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Smith of Postville, were held from the Forest Mills Church Friday with Rev. Curtis H. Webster and Rev. Martin offici- afing7~) Burial was made in the Srrrttrr cemetery near the Old Stone House. Arthur, Melburne Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Smith of Postville, was bom November 13, 1914, and passed away October 12, 1948 at the age of 33 years and 10 months. Melburne received- his education in the rural schools of Post and Franklin townships. It was here that he grew to manhood. In April 26, 1941 he enlisted in the United Stages Army and was inducted into service at Ft. Des Moines. He was later transferred to Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. The following year he received his discharge and returned home where he engaged in farming, with his father. On April 2, 1942, he was united in marriage to Miss Vivian Reinhardt of Waukon. They settled down to farming on their farm in Post township. To this union was born two sons, Elmer, age four and Larry, age two. In the winter he spent much of his time doing that which he was very fond of—hunting and trapping. He was an industrious young man always willing to lend n helping hand when ever the occasion presented itself. During his illness he was cared for by his wife and parents. In addition td his parents, his wife and two children, he leaves to mourn his passing, two brothers and three sisters, Leonard and Ivan of Postville, Cora, Mrs. Ernest Decker of Waukon, Sylbert, Mrs. Louis Christofferson of Frankville, and Alice, Mrs. Paul Kunkat of Harmony, Minnesota. One brother George and one sister Goldie preceded him in death. ,j Ewing Funeral Held X At .Waukon Wednesday} Funeral services were held last Wednesday afternoon at the Martin Brothers funeral parlors in Waukon for Lafayette Ewing, 77, life long resident of Post township whose death occurred Monday morning at the home of his niece, Miss Violet Ewing of Waukon, where hehad been cared for the past weekTVThe Rev. A. H. Grossheim—of the Presbyterian Church presided at the services and burial was in the family lot in Smith cemetery in Post township. Deceased was born August 4, 1871, a son of Mr. and Mrs.Thomas Ewing. His wife died a number of years ago. He is survived by an only daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Martin, and an only son, Egbert, both of Postville. Temperature Drops Y Below 20 Mark Here/ \ iperatures dropped well below the freezing level over the weekend producing the first killing frost of the season. Both on Saturday night and Sunday night the thermometer recorded temperatures at the 20 degree mark as this section became the coldest spot in the -stat£> Waukori recorded the states low of 16 degrees on both Saturday and Sunday night. The killing frost aided the overall farm picture, killing the corn and, allowing it to dry much more rapidly- Clinton Smith To y Hold Farm Auction /\ Clinton E. Smith, who lives six miles' north of Postville, will hold a farm auction on Monday, October 25, beginning at 12:30 p. m. Mr. Smith is moving to a smaller farm near Postville and is selling a considerable amount~QiJbjs farm machinery and livestock. / The sale h'sts ^r ""GTSerns"ey heifers, a number of feeder pigs, team of work horses, considerable hay, corn picker, and many other items of farm machinery and equipment. Full particulars of the sale may be found on page eight of this issue of the Herald. Three Births Recorded At Postville Hospital Three births, two girls and one boy, were recorded at the Postville Hospital during the past week. Following is a list of the births for the seven day period: Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Mitchell, Monona, October 17, weighing ten pounds and three ounces. Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Reid Schultz, Luana, October 15, weighing eight pounds. Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Aldo Minegar, Monona, October 19, weighing six pounds and 12 ounces. Fracture Case Mrs. Lynn Crawford of Postville was admitted to the hospital October 18 as a fracture case. Excellent Results Shown In Farm Bureau Drive Lyal Mitchell, president of the Allamakee County Farm Bureau, reports the 1949 membership drive is up to its expectations with the results above expectations as of this date. His records show that more than 20O farm bureau leaders volunteered their services for the organization's kick-off meeting held Thursday evening, October 14, and are bringing in good results in canvassing their townships in the 1949 campaign. With the present favorable condition of roads and weather, the organization committee is hoping and expecting that all townships will meet their respective quotas and the county goal made in record time for 1949 members. Hall Roberts Named A Karl Recording Engine t Hall Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Srvey E. Roberts, has been appointed recording engineer of KARL, the campus radio station at Caslaton college, Northfield, Minnesota. \ _J £AM3— ir a carrier-current station which is heard only on campus. It was financed and built by students last year and operates on a charter granted by the Carleton student association. Programs of music, news, information, and sports are broadcast for three hours each day. All programs are written and produced by students. Hall, a junior at Carleton, is a graduate of Blake School. C. F. Meier Returns Home From Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Harold Eberling motored to Rochester, Minnesota Wednesday and were accompanied home by her father, C. F. Meier, who for the. past four months has been in St. Mary's Hospital under observation and treatment. They were also accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Ottson of Cedar Rapids, who had spent several days with aim there. L. L. Hill Attending Hardware Meeting In Jersey City L. L. Hill, owner of Hill Hardware, is atending the American Hardware Manufacturers' Associations ninty-fifth semi-annual convention being held jointly with the fifty-fourth annual convention of the National Wholesale Hardware Association meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The meeting started Monday and will continue through Thursday. Mr. Hill is president of the National Retail Hardware association. Plan Campaign For March Of Dimes With an alarming upswing in new polio cases this country now faces its most serious crisis in the relentless fight against infantile paralysis Mr. P. J. Mahoney, Allamakee County Campaign Director, of Waukon, Iowa, declared today. First hand reports from a regional meeting of March of Dimes campaign directors in Lincoln, Nebraska which Mr. Mahoney attended because of the emergency of the situation included: Polio cases for 1948 are already over the 18,000 mark and with the rise continuing in many states there is fear that the year's total may exceed 28,000. ' The worst epidemic year in history was 1916 when 27,363 cases were charted. Instead of tapering off substantially with the advent of fall, polio is still raging in many states including this area, and urgent calls for outside aid from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis are continuing every day. At the same time, due to the terrific outbreaks which swept Texas, North Carolina and Southern California, the emergency epidemic aid resources of the Foundation are now nearing the vanishing point. For this reason plans to hold j the greatest March of Dimes drive in all the years of the polio fight! were discussed at the Lincoln meeting. Recruiting of a vast volunteer army of workers will begin | at once, Mr. Mahoney said. "This is a black year for polio but we were deeply impressed; with what March of Dimes money has done and is doing this year to fight the crippling disease. So far as is known, not one case of polio' has failed to receive the utmost medical care even in states so desperately hit by th disease," Mr. Mahoney said. "Millions of dollars have been poured into the epidemic areas and scores of chapers have gladly shared their funds to help those whose treasuries were exhausted. Funds are being supplied by National Foundation wherever they are needed and the fight is being waged on every front," he con- cludd. Al P. Hummel Is Kiwanis Speaker Al P. Hummel of Waukon spoke on "Citizenship Responsibility" to members of the Postville Kiwanis Club at their regular meeting held last Monday evening at the Community Presbyterian Church dining hall. Mr. Hummel stressed the points of the program being sponsored by Kiwanis Clubs throughout the country on "getting the vote out" for the coming general election on November 2. He singled out one impressive figure taken from the 1944 presidential election—of 88,100,000 eligible voters at that time, only 48,025,684 actually voted; only 52 per cent of the voting population. He emphasized that voting was not only a privilege, but was a duty too. He told of several procedures in practice by other clubs to arouse an interest in the voting responsibility and urged the Postville club to adopt some measure of getting the vote out. Joseph B. Steele, who presided at the meeting in the absence of the president, Rev. F. R. Ludwig, and vice president, L. L. Hill, appointed a committee of three to formulate* a plan for the local club and present it at the next»meeting. Members of the committee are Ed Kozelka, R. L. Evans and C. W. DeGarmo. To Elect Officers Monday The meeting next Monday evening is especially important as officers for the coming year will be elected. In addition to the election, final commute reports will be given on those phases which nave not yet been covered. Pirates Snap Elkader's Win Strea^ 6 to 0 Score Lone Touchdown In First Period And Maintain Victory Margin After many years of defeat by the Elkader Warriors, the Post, ville Pirates finally churned out a 6 to 0 victory on the gridiron at Elkader Friday. The best information available indicates that this is the first triumph for Postville since 1939, when the Pirates won by a 14 to 12 score, and the first victory on the Elkader field since 1933, when the Postville team won on a 6 to 0 final. The victory for the Pirates came on the occasion of a homecoming for Elkader, stopped their state- leading victory string at 40, and put Postville in sole possession of the Upper Iowa Conference leadership. In addition, it allowed the Pirates to increase their undefeated, unscored on string to .six. Win The Toss. Winning the toss, the locals elected to receive. Tennis Mork, fullback, fumbled the opening kickoff, but recovered and was downed on* the Postville 26. On the first play. Jack Meyer, right half, carried to the 34. On the second, Jack Schultz left half, sailed to the 41, good for a first down. In the new series Schultz was stopped for no gain, Meyer made one, and then a 15 yard penalty was handed the Pirates. Qn third down Schultz was good for an 18-yard gain, short of another first down. Punting into the wind, Merle Meyer, left tackle, reached the Warrior 33. Schultz tackled at the 37, Mork at the 38. Wayne McNally, right guard, at the 39 and the Elkader punt went out of bounds on the Pirates 26. Meyer went to the 28, Schultz to the 35, and Meyer to the 35Vt, just short of a first down. Merle Meyer's punt went out of bounds on the Elkader 45. Schultz Scores On the first play Elkader fumbled, and Postville took over on the 50. Schultz then took the ball on the play that was to be the margin of victory. He started around his own right end, picked up interference, and with perfect downfield blocking went all the 'way to paydirt. Meyer went across standing up for the extra point, but a penalty nullified the play. Postville 6, Elkader 0. Elkader was sound asleep on the Postville kickoff. Schultz got off a high floater, which the Elkader team allowed to light on the ground and bounce around until Mork fell on it to give the Pirates the ball on their own kickoff on the Warrior 32. Meyer toted to the 29, and then Postville was given another 15-yard penalty. Mork carried for one, and Schultz was stopped for no gain. Meyer's punt went out of bounds on the Elkader 29." Roger Christofferson, left guard tackled: at the 37, and Mork at the 37 as the quarter ended. The first play of the new quarter was a fake punt which went to the 46 for a first down. John Hoth, right tackle, tackled on the Postville 46, and McNally at the 42 as Elkader made another first down. Mork and LeRoy Duwe, center, combined to stop them at the 37. Then Dean Gunderson, right end, who was in the process of playing his best game of his high school career tossed an Elkader runner for a five-yard loss back to the 42. A pass was incomplete and Elkader kicked out of bounds on the Postville 30. Ball Lost on Fumble Schultz carried to the 39 and Meyer to the 41 for a first down. Then Mork fumbled on the Elkader 48 and the Warriors took over. Mork tackled on the 50, Gunderson tossed them for a seven-yard loss. An Elkader pass was good to the 44 for Postville. Attempting a fourth down plunge, Postville held at their own 43 and took over on downs. Schultz carried for 13 yards to their 44, Meyer was stopped for no gain. Mark went to the 36, and a pass by Eugene Rima, quarterback, was intercepted on the 32, after an Elkader player had slipped through to rush him. On the last play of the halt McNally tossed\ Elkader for a four-yard loss. Second Half Starts As the second halt started Schultz made 'the tackle on his own kickoff at the Elkader 21. Hoth stopped them at the 24 and Schultz at the 31 as the Warrior* (Continued on Page Three)

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