Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 4, 1936 · Page 1
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POSTVILLE HERALD Forty-Fourth Year. A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN 'uge Audience is Present as Large Class Graduates ddrcss of Dr. Dirk Lay is Heartily Encored; High Students Honored On Thursday evening last, May 28th, urner Hall in this city was packed om orchestra pit to gallery with large and representative audience of nts, relatives and friends of the ; graduating class in the history Die Postville High School. This otlcy audience was there primarily ' honor these boys and girls who had -oved their mettle by having com- etcd their course of study with such 'gh. scholastic standing, and we can thfuliy say the members of this comprise a group of which any munity might well feel proud, for from such groups as these that p forth those splendid leaders that ill'continue to support those high eals that make our country the ost desirable land on earth in which live. The program as published last week -«carried out in full and was of high der throughout. The outstanding rt of the program, perhaps, was the lendid address by Dr. Kirk Lay of izona, "Making the Most of Me," enlightening and inspiring talk that were delighted to hear, and the ly adverse comment we have yet eard is to the effect that he didn't lie long enough. At the conclusion of the program radically the entire audience avail- themselves of the opportunity to ake hands and congratulate the embers of the class, which brought a pleasing close the formal activi- cs incident to commencement. Kathryn Klingbeil Wins Key. , j During the/program Kathryn TClmg- was awarded the anrfual "P" key r being the highest^ranking student high school durulg the past year, athryn's average' was 96.5 %J She ied a heavy load of exti - a*curricu- r activities besides her regular class ork and those who have followed er work, know the award is well de- rved. Other awards were made as "Hows: ' •vi'&A'':- Senidrs: gh girl for 4 years....Eulalia Klingbeil igh boy for 4 years Bob Burling igh girl for 1935-36....Eileen Kozelka igh boy for 1935-36...:Don Humphrey Juniors'. igh girl 1935-36....Cathryn Harrington h boy 1935-36....Howard Humphrey Sophomores: girl 1935-36.„::.Kathryn Klingbeil gh Boy 1935-36 .:.Maurice Neverman Freshmen: igh girl 1935-36.. ..Jessie Poesch gh boy 1935-36 Louis Hill Curtis Abernethy received the award or the best all-around athlete who Uo had a high scholastic standing, oward Humphrey with the record ' best American History student, ceived the S. A. R. medal, while Jean elleher received the D. A. R. medal \ recognition of her being the second igh American history student. BEG YOUR PARDON! POSTVILLE, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1936 Kathryn VanVelzer Rites Held On Friday The remains of Dr. Kathryn Van Velzer, whoso girlhood days were passed on the old home farm north of Postville, were brought here for burial last Friday. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bevel Van Velzer, and remained at home until twenty years of age at which time she left for Kansas City, Missouri, and later studied oes- teopathy at a school in Kirksville, Mo., and followed her profession successfully until her demise, locating first at Hinsdale, Illinois, and later locating in California. She was born in Howard county, Iowa, and passed on at the home o£ a sister in Worlhington, Minn., Tuesday, May 26th, where funeral services were held on Thursday. The remains were brought to Postville last Friday accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Lyon and daughter Iva of Worthington, Minn., and Mrs. C. I. Shannon and daughter Loye of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and at one o'clock that afternoon the body was laid to rest in the family plot in Postville cemetery, following a prayer service conducted at the grave by Dr. R. F. Galloway, pastor of the Postville Community Presbyterian church. She is survived by two sisters. Mrs. Anna Lyon of Worthington. Minn., and Mrs. Jessie Shannon of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who have the sympathy of old friends in this locality in their bereavement. Twelve Hundred At School Picnic Friday The school and community picnic held last Friday at the Kohlmann grove in Postville, was a huge and happy affair, in which the town and country people joined forces for a jol ly outing. The picnic dinner at noon was spread in the cooling shade and heartily enjoyed by the several hun dred people in attendance. The Postville High School Band was on hand to provide a most excellent concert and also to give an exhibition of their various evolutions as a marching band, all of which delighted those present. A few kittenball games that were right lively contests also afforded no little pleasure to the many who like that kind of sport. Ice cream and lemonade were furnished free to everybody and the folks who dished it up are of the opinion this was one of the biggest and best attractions of the afternoon. There is no longer any doubt as to how the people appreciate these annual gatherings that mark the close of the school year, and plans are now under way to make next year's picnic a bigger and better one than any of its predecessors. Q[ Good Luck ]D In the rush of getting out the last issue of "The Star", we in­ advertantly listed the high sophomore boy wrong. It should have been Maurice Neverman. We beg your pardon, Maurice. —The Editors of The Star. Eighth Grade Graduates. The following were'presented with iplomas by Prof. Ralph Allen for hav- g successfully completed their junior igh school work: . Verne Benson George Meier Jhert Boese Marie Meyer '°yd Ellis Bernice Oldag °yd Everman Helen Sander ohcrt Foels Duane Schroeder '»yne Folsom Violet Schroeder obert French Dorothy Schultz 'hard Hale Paul Schutte Meella Heins Keith Smith »ine Hills Leone Stafford ginia LivingoodCharles Stockman ances Mattie Gates Williams High Ranking Seniors .This year's senior class ranks con- d «ably higher scholastically tnan 5 classes in past years in spite of it 'ng the largest in number. Follow- S are the standings of the honor "dents as released by the faculty. Four-Year Average: Girls, Eulalia lir >gbeil, 95.218%; Eileen Kozelka, •'5%; Aldora Loftsgard, 93.25%; Ei- en Schultz, 92.09%; Gretchen Heln, • 69 %! Lillian Loftsgard, 90.12%. Robert Burling, 91.11%; Tclmer son. 00.16%; Dean Hammel, 88,5%; (Additional school News on pose 8) Sunshine Makers Met With Kathryn McGuire The 4-H Sunshine Makers held their regular meeting Tuesday, June 2, at the home of Kathryn McGuire. Roll Call—Our favorite cookie. Talk on the 4-H dress by Florence Schroeder. Demonstration on Wheat Nuts and a healthful breakfast by Kathryn McGuire. Marie Voelker was appointed as our club nominee. Leona Meyer was chosen as the publicity manager and campaign speaker. The rest of the afternoon was spent in making preparations for Rally Day. The meeting was closed with a delicious lunch served by the hostess. Gus Miller To Open Own Plumbing Shop Gus Miller, who for a score or more years was in the employ of the late E. P. Durno, • announces through an advertisement in today's Herald that he will open a/plumbing, heating and timvork shop of his own in the basement of the Louis F. Schroeder building." ,Mr;-Miller has a great many friends for whom he has done work during his long connection with this line of work who will be pleased to learn of his plans and will join us in wishing Gus the best of success in his venture "on iiis own." SHOWER FOR NEWLYWEDS HELD LAST FRIDAY NIGHT Relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Einck tendered them a post-nuptial shower at the Schroeder hall last Friday night. "Pappy and his Boys" furnished the music for old and new time dancing and all present had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Mr. and Mrs. Einck were the recipients of many beautiful and useful gifts that will come in right handy when they get settled in their new home near Castalia. MANY FEATURES INCLUDED FOR NEXT CONCERT Hundreds of people were out last evening to enjoy the first, open-air concert by Postville's Famous High School Concert Band under the direction of Mr. Dillon Lowell. Some blistered their hands, others punctured a lung and yet others made their auto horns hoarse in the hearty encores after each number as the great audience expressed its delight with the fine program so capably presented. This is as it should be—keep the encores coming as this is the only way in which the band members can tell if they are pleasing you or not. And now on next Wednesday evening, June 10th, this fine musical organization will present another of its superb concerts in the City Park and most cordially invite the general public to come out and enjoy it. Here are a few of the high spots in the program which Director Lowell and his band will present for your appreciation next Wednesday night. There will be an excerpt from the first movement of Schuberts' "Unfinished Symphony"; "Two Little Bullfinches," a duet by Maxine Jones and Jean Kelleher, imitating two little birds; a baritone - euphonium solo, "Trees," by Shirley Huebner; a tuba solo, "Samsonian Polka," by Roberta Galloway; the overture, "The Trojan Prince," which was the contest selection for 1935; a story of circus life called "Under a Circus Tent"; and an old time waltz number featuring "The Bowery", "Sidewalks of New York", "Two Little Girls In Blue", "Daisy Bell", "Comrades", "Little Annie Rooney", "She May Have Seen Better Days", "The Band Played. On" and "After the Ball." The complete program is as follows: Victory March Shea Notre Dame Loyalty Song Bay State Commander Burrell The last march conducted by Patrick Gilmore Unfinished Symphony Schubert Excerpt from first movement Moonlight On the Nile King Valse Oriental Two Little Bullfinches Kling flute and clarinet duet Jean Kelleher and Maxine Jones Trees Kilmer - Rasbach Baritone Solo—Shirley Huebner Samsonian Polka McQuaide Tuba Solo—Roberta Galloway Trojan Prince Holmes Overture His Honor Fillmore March Under a Circus Tent Jarrett Overture Old Times ....Lake Waltz Our Director Bigelow March Big-Four Fair Books World's Firmest Music Euclid Marston and family were over at Decorah last Sunday taking in the farewell concert of the Luther College Concert Band. This band is now enroute to New York City by easy stages, traveling by bus, and is appearing in concerts in a number, of the larger cities of the east. They will soon set sail on one of the big ocean liners for Europe, playing concerts aboard the boat, and will give concerts in numerous European cities while abroad. They will return early next September and after playing a homecoming concert at Decorah their next engagement will be at the Big-4 Fair in Postville, which assures patrons of this fair the very best musical program that it is possible to present, and it is expected that\ 10,000 people will visit Postville the day of their appearance here. HARVEY CLARK'S OBSERVE 55TH WEDDING DAY (By Luana Correspondent) A picnic was held at the Old Stone House on No. 51, near the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Clark, on Sunday, May 31st, in honor of the fifty-fifth wedding anniversary of that worthy couple. Both have been life-long residents of Allamakee county excepting for about two years spent in Oregon. Mr. Clark was a son of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Clark, pioneer residents of Franklin township, while Mrs. Clark was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones, pioneer residents of Makee township. They were married in Waukon, May 31, 1881, the ceremony being performed by Rev. B. Hall. They are both past 75 years of age and are enjoying good health. They are the parents of two children, Virgil L., who died in 1918, and Mrs. Don Lamborn, who lives near Luana; there are also five grandchildren. More than seventy attended this picnic in their honor, bringing well filled baskets of delicious eatables and a most sumptuous dinner was served cafeteria style, while the afternoon was spent most agreeably to all in an enjoyable social season. Those in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Clark and family of route two, Postville; Mr. and Mrs. Don Lamborn and family, Mrs. Dorothea Ziegler and son Charles, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Ed O'Brien and family, Miss Lillian Powell, Mrs. Ella Evans and Harold McShane, of Luana; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Burnham, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Stilwell, Mr. and Lewis Stilwell, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Burnham, Egbert Ewing and daughter, Mrs. Velma Clark and son, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Ashbecker and family, Mrs. Delmar Cole and family, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Frink and son, of Waukon. Mr. and Mrs. John Lottich and family, Walter Staley. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Knapp, Lewis Jones, Mrs. Mary Shining and daughter, Coral, of Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Clark and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Clark, of Polo, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. George Grandy and Mrs. H. A. Grandy, of Zearing, Iowa. The Herald wishes to join with the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Clark in extending hearty congratulations, and well wishes, and hopes that in health they may be spared to round out many more years of happy wedded life. More Box Cars Being Made Into Storage Bins H. E. Roberts has jrfecently purchased a fifty foot frontage along the Milwaukee righ^of/way in this city from the late ChasrSpnnkalb estate, and is now making use of his purchase by having the cement footings put in for nine huge salvaged Milwaukee box cars$used as storage bins for feed and seed.| These cars' will be placed horizontally to the railroad and when joined together will make a structure 42 feet wide by 90 feet long, with an alley way the entire length. This addition will give Harvey 18 extra bins and he has already ordered 6,000 bushels of salvage rye for hog feed to fill them when ready. In addition to this Mr. Roberts will add four cars to the southwest corner of the old hotel seed house, and will also place two cars at the southeast front corner of the property. All of these additions will be placed under roof. The box cars for these additions are expected here the first half of this month. Louis W. Thoma has the contract for the job and his men are now at work on the project. County Sunday School Picnic Set For June 10 The Annual Allamakee County Sunday School Picnic will be held at the Forest Mills picnic grounds on 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. Ray Schara Marries Lilia VanWey Monday Miss Lilia VanWey, daughter of Mrs. Lucille Miller of Waukon, and Ray Schara, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schara of Postville, were married in Waukon Monday morning by the Rev. R. L. VanNice. Harlan Schara, brother of the groom, and Beverly Brandt, a close friend of the bride, served as attendants. Following the ceremony the wedding party repaired to the home of the bride's mother where a sumptuous wedding dinner was served. The wedding party was also entertained at dinner Tuesday evening by the bride's grandmother, Mrs. John VanWey, at Frankville. The bride is a graduate of Postville High School, class of 1935, and during her stay here made many friends. Mr. Schara is connected with the Schroeder Grocery and the young couple will make their home here in Postville. The Herald joins with the many friends .of the contracting parties in extending hearty congratulations and well wishes. LARGE CROWD IN POSTVILLE FOR DECORATION DAY EVENT Memorial Day in Postville this year was blessed by one of the balmiest and most beautiful days imaginable with the result that a record breaking crowd was here to participate in the sacred service of remembrance to our soldier dead. The parade was a beautiful and impressive one, the exercises at the hall were of the usual high order and the address by Attorney A. J. Palas elicited numerous fine compliments. Practically the entire audience followed the parade to the cemetery, where the final services were to take place, and this sacred plot was indeed a beautiful place on that day, as practically every lot in the cemetery had been decorated with choice flowers. HERALD PUBLISHER WRECKS CAR AND BUILDING MONDAY While enroute to Iowa City Monday morning to attend the "brain derby" and graduation exercises at the University of Iowa, the car driven by Wm. J. Klingbeil left the road near Independence and crashed into a cement factory building. The car and the factory suffered the most damage, the passengers, we are glad to state, escaping with minor bruises. Other occupants of the car were Mrs. H. B. Thomson, her son, John (Bob), Beverly Brandt and Eulalia Klingbeil. Eulalia and her dad returned, home while the rest of the party proceeded to Iowa City in a car sent by the Falb garage, the youngsters taking the scheduled tests that afternoon. CLD7TON WEIHE OFF FOR TOUR WITH FAMOUS BAND Clifton Weihe, the son of ;f -Mr. and Mrs. John C. Weihe of route' one, Postville left Wednesday for Luther College, Decorah, to join the famous band of that institution which will next week leave on its European tour. It will be a great trip and we'eongraf- ulate Clifton on the fact that his musical qualifications make it possible for him to make this fine trip with this great musical organization. BELLOWS & KASCHT BUY SHELL SERVICE STATION On Tuesday of this week L. A. Bellows and Louis Kascht < purchased of E. J/ Oldag his Shell/'service station, which they will operate. We presume Mr. Oldag will again devote his time to his former occupation as a building contractor. Number 31. Light Vote Cast Here Monday in Primary Election 297 Republicans, 111 Democrats Ask For Ballots; Complete Returns Although the weather on primary election day was of the moist variety and was such as would prevent farmers from doing work in the field, it is evident that they found something else to occupy their time rather than coming in to vote. And in town it was wash day and even the counter- hoppers didn't bust any tugs in exercising their right of franchise,,-' Hence if the country was saved last Monday it was just good luck r 'for. not very many folks turned^olit to„do their bit of saving. K/^i .£.-f M /'V -'VvHWf Here in Post township a total of 408 ' votes were cast .S 297 Republican and 111 Democratic,^which proportion is in direct conTrasf to the dope that was handed when we were on earth the first time, for the Republicans used to proclaim from the housetops that a rainy day was favorable to the Democrats. At any rate the primary vote this year was somewhat disappointing. Schroeder and Deering Win. Locally our interests were centered about our three local candidates for office, Carlton Schroeder, who was seeking the county treasurer's nomination on the Democratic ticket, and we are glad to say he secured the nomination, having no opposition; then there was Lloyd Walter, who was after the Representative job; and Mort C. Deering, also an elephant tamer, after the Supervisorship for the 1937 term, in which he was successful; but unfortunately Mr. Walter was defeated in the county. And then we might mention Ira Smith, who was out after the Justice of the Peace job on the Republican ticket and the way that boy run was something scandalous, as he had no opposition in either party. All of our home candidates got mighty fine home endorsements from the folks who know them best, and hence shouldn't feel too badly whether they won or lost. About the biggest surprise in the county was the way Art Jacobson defeated Will Shafer for the office of County Attorney on the republican ticket. But then "Bill" won't take it to heart too seriously, for the republicans have been pretty kind to him in the past over a long period of years. From practically complete returns of Monday's primary election it is gleaned that Gov. Clyde L. Herring, democrat, will oppose U. S. Senator Lester J. Dickinson, for senator in the November election. For governor the democrats nominated Nelson G. Kraschel, present lieutenant governor, to battle it out with Geo. A. Wilson, republican. Four nominations for state officers will have to be made by convention because candidates involved failed to poll the required 35 per cent of the votes cast. These are the democratic and republican nominees for attorney general, the republican nominees for secretary of state and railroad commissioner. That biennial candidate, good old Charley Benson of Elkader, who sought the republican nomination for secretary of agriculture, was the successful candidate and will compete with Curran, democrat, in the fall set-to. Biermann and Talle Victors. In the fourth Iowa congressional district Fred Biermann defeated his fellow townsman, Sam Goetsch, ^.who campaigned on the Townsend Plan- Father Coughlin endorsed platform, by a majority of close to 4,000 votes. Prof. H. O. Talle, another Decorah resident, won the republican nomination as candidate for Fourth District congressman, defeating Chas. Gelo of Mason City and E. J. Markle of New Hampton. Incomplete returns show Talle away out in front. Biermann carried every county in the Fourth, district. Next week the Herald will endeavor to give its readers the news concerning all the nominees in the four northeast Iowa counties. A complete tabulation of the Post township and county votes will be found on page eight of this issue. LOCAL FANS ATTEND GAMES IN CHICAGO MEMORIAL DAY Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Beucher of this city motored to Chicago last Friday for the express purpose of seeing the Cubs in a double-header ball game on Me,- morial Day, the Cubs losing both games, and hence Sunday morning they left for Postville, having had their fill of big league baseball for a time...

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