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June 11, 1936

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POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Forty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1936. Number 32. jarroll Elected as {Superintendent of Anamosa Schools •as Contract Here For Two fMore Years; May Ask Board for Release |R, J, Carroll, who has been super- ilendcnt of the Postville schools for if past four years, was elected to iad the Anamosa school system at a ting of the board in: that city on [onday evening. Mr. Carroll left for arnosn Tuesday to consult with the ard and it is not known at this •iting whether he has accepted the Gorgeous Celebration at West Union July 4 The Fayette County Fair is sponsoring a celebration on July 4 and 5 to bo held on the Fair Ground at West Union. On the Fourth there will be races, ball games and attractions on the platform in front of the grandstand. The West Union City Band will furnish the music on this day. There will be a grand display of fireworks in the evening after the platform attractions. A carnival will be on the grounds with plenty of rides and attractions. On Sunday. July 5th, there will be a special feature that all music lovers in Postville and for miles around will want to hear. This is a concert by Karl King's Band from Fort Dodge, Iowa. This band is nationally known, playing at state fairs and for occasions calling for a band of high rating. The concerts will include solos and musical numbei's by professional musicians, who are masters of their instruments. There will be attractions on the platform on this day also. The fair management will undertake to run this Sunday program in keeping with the peace and quiet ol such a day. ED BAUDEK, Secretary. Q[ Ready to Pluck ID SUPT. R. J. CARROLL, A large list of applicants had filed ir the Anamosa : position which is nsidered one of the best ones in a lunty seat town in Iowa. The system icludes three school buildings, in uding a new building with auditor- m and gymnasium now under con- niction. Since coming to Postville, Mr. Carill has unceasingly worked to build f the standard of our schools until ^(day they are recognized as equal to ic best in Iowa. The enrollment in igh school has increased from 110 to E s year's 197 under Mr. Carroll's ad- nistration. Estra courses have been ded which have given students a ider selectivity. This has attracted lition pupils here who otherwise ould have gone to the larger towns t the four counties. Sir. Carroll has a contract with the schools which has two years to and it is hoped this will induce m to remain with us for at least at length of time. 4-H Sunshine Makers Attend County Rally The 4-H Sunshine Makers attended the big Rally Day event Tuesday at the Waukon Opera House. The morning was spent in registering, election of county officers, and the music contest. Marie Voelker, a member of our club, was elected as president of the Allamakee County 4-H Club Association. At noon a delicious pot luck lunch was served. During the afternoon stunts, songs and talks were given. The meeting was adjourned with the installation of officers. The next local club meeting will be held June 16 at the home of Florence Schroeder in Bloomfield township. R-utheran W. M. S. in Annual Business'Meet -t- At its recent meeting at the home ! Mrs. W. C. Th'oma^the W. M. S. of t. Paul's Lutheran church held its rnnual election of officers with the [ollowing results: President—Mrs. Frank Rounds. Vice-President—Mrs. Edwin Plaht. Rec. Secretary—Mrs. Ed Oldag. Statistical Sec—Mrs. W. R. Nordin. Treasurer—Mrs. W. C. Thom&ZJ The society expects to "be "represent- |dat the annual meeting of the Wart- Synodical Society to be held in lhany Lutheran church in Burlington, June 23 to 25. The delegates and alternates are: MN. Ed Oldag, Mrs. R. B. Garten, ~!iss Louise Kugel, Mrs; J.'A. Schroe- 'er, Mrs. L. C. Schultz and Mrs. H. ordon. own Inaugurates New Water Billing Method [The town of Postville has inaugu pted a new system of collecting water Nals, bills for the half year ending m 1, having been mailed to all pat <ms last week. Instead of personal •ollection by the water superintend' "t, patrons must pay their bills to the «vn treasurer on or before June 15 ir suffer a five per cent penalty. It M paid before June 30, water service s to be discontinued and it will cost I" dollar for reconnection. Failure Pay water bills will cause the I wount due to be certified over to the ounty auditor who will be instructed "add the unpaid amount to property axes. Band To Feature Novelty Numbers Next Concert at City Park Wednesday, June 17 Miss Olivette Holmes New Speech Teacher The school board on Tuesday elected Miss Olivette Holmes of Red Oak to the position of English, speech and dramatics instructor in the local high school for the coming year to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Margaret Louise Meyn. Miss Holmes has had one year of teaching experience and at present is taking post graduate work at the University of Iowa at Iowa City. She comes here with high recommendations, not only from the university placement bureau but also from home town people who speak highly of her ability and character. Miss Holmes broadcasts daily at 10 a. m. over radio station WSUI. With the election of Miss Holmes all teacher vacancies on the faculty have been filled. Postville Band Will Concert at Castalia We are informed that a pretty wed' n e occurred at the Norwegian Lu"«an church near Gunder Wednes- morning at which Miss Helen juhse, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ^red Kuhse of route one, Postville, *as united in marriage with Mr. Orville Peterson of near Gunder. The ?°ung couple will reside on the farm 11 too groom's father. We are with- lu .' further particulars, but join with "ends in extending hearty congratu- a »ons and well wishes.- At the regular band concert to be held at the Postville City Park on Wednesday, June 17, many outstand ing features will be forthcoming. A cornet solo by Louis Hill, Jr., "The Sunshine of Your Smile"; an Oriental Intermezzo, "East of Suez"; "My Bud dy". a duet by Charles Sonnkalb and Lloyd Luhman; a series of German Waltzes including "Augustin", "Du, Du Liegst Mir im Herzen", "Oh Susanna' "Immer Noch Kin Troepfchen", "Little Brown Jug", "Beer Here". j "The Man on the Flying Trapeze", a | favorite of Mr. Carroll's; "The Bluej Danube Waltz"; "The Circus Parade",! describing the various parts of an old time circus parade as they come down the street. Leading the parade we hear the trumpets heralding the approach of the circus. Next in line is the minstrel band with a noisy blare of brass. The wheezy old calliope follows playing just a little out of tune. Next comes the clown band, everyone playing in a different key. Last of all we hear a stirring march by the real circus band itself. Then comes "Hail, Hail Around the World", playing "Hail Hail, the Gang's All Here" as it might be played in the U. S, A„ Mexico, Ireland, Vienna, Africa, Japan and England. The complete program as arranged for next Wednesday is as follows: Sharpshooters n M " March "The Sunshine of Your Smile"....L. Ray Cornet solo—Louis Hill "East of Suez" Strebor Intermezzo Orientale "My Buddy" Kleffman Cornet duet—Chas. Sonnkalb and Lloyd Luhman "DeMolay Commander" March "Hal-lie, Hal-Jo" .... arr. by DeLamater Waltz "O Susanna" arr. by DeLamate "Little Brown Jug"....arr. by DeLamate Polka—One Step "The Man on the Flying Trapeze".... \V a it z DeLamate (Respectfully dedicated to Mr. Carroll) "Blue Danube" Strauss Waltz "The Circus Parade" Paul Joder The big show passes in review. "Hail, Hail, All Around the World" Paul Joder As played in various countries. "Allegiana" - sl March "American Boy" Wells March f Henderson Study Club Holds Regular Meeting The Henderson Prairie Study Club held its regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. Ernest Brandt on Monday afternoon, June 8. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. F. F. Hangartner, the club president. Eighteen ladies responded to roll call by giving their favorite vegetable. A lesson on important points in raising various garden vegetables was then presented by Mrs. Hangartner. This was followed by a garden seed guessing contest. Mrs. Thornton won by guessing correctly fifteen of the sixteen seeds. A delicious lunch of cake, sandwiches and coffee was served by the hostess. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Irving Deering on July 14. The Rev. Wm. Striepe of Castalia was in Postville Monday making arrangements , for the Postville High School Band to play one of its annual good-will concerts at Castalia on the evening of Sunday, July 12. The ladies of the Lutheran church will serve lunch and ice cream during the concert. The local band has for a number of years visited neighboring towns during the summer months and given concerts, much to the delight of the folks in those communities and it is expected to carry out this practice again this summer. ' Dates for other concerts will be announced as they are arranged and it is hoped that the townspeople will again join in the pilgrimage with the band and be as willing to furnish the transportation for the band members as they did in the past. G. Metalo Hall Oiling of Streets is Now in Progress Here The Illinois Roa*d Builders Co. of Jacksonville, Illf, arrived here Sunday expecting I to/6egin the work of oiling some of Ftfstville's streets on Monday. However, as the oil had not arrived the gang had to postpone their operations until Tuesday, and then they were further delayed by the rain^jjf Monday night and Tuesday_^f^ernoonj but were able to get the work under way on Wednesday morning, and it won't be long now until Postville will be a dustless town again during the summer and fall months. Miss Ruth Coffman Married at Fayette Miss Ruth Coffman, Junior High teacher here the past year, was married Sunday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Coffman, in Fayette, Dr. A. E. Bennett, president of Upper Iowa University, performing the ceremony, the man of her choice being Mr. Marcus L. Baker, son of Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Baker of Fayette. The bride graduated from Upper Iowa in 1929 and.since then has taught in the schools at Stanley, Sumner and Postville. While at Upper Iowa, she was a member of Sigma Nu Sigma sorority. Mr. Baker attended Iowa State College at Ames and is engaged in business in Fayette. Attendants at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Coffman of Shell Rock. A solo was sung by Miss Harriet Schmitt of Monona. Postville Youngsters Frolic at Des Moines The Des Moines Register & Tribune entertained its carrier salesman from all over Iowa at a great festal event in Des Moines, and seven of Postville's youngsters were present to enjoy the festivities. The Postville party was composed of Jane and Margaret Cole, Jessie, Lyle and Leslie Poesch, Marie Schultz and Leo Sebastian. The Poeschs furnished transportation by auto to Oelwein early Monday morning where they boarded a special train via the Great Western for Des Moines, where they had a grand and glorious time. In the forenoon they attended a circus at the coliseum and after the show the Register photographers took their pictures. Then came a parade through the business section of Des Moines after which they were given a free street car ride to an amusement park, where all sorts of rides were in evidence and were free to the Register group. Perhaps the outstanding event of the day happened while they were on-parade, as it was their privilege to see the First Lady of the Land, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, who occupied a conspicuous place in the reviewing stand. And seeing the President's wife is some event in most anybody's life. At six o'clock that evening a tired and happy bunch of youngsters boarded their excursion trains for home, the Postville bunch arriving safely home during the small hours of Tues day morning. THIRD DEGREE WORK AT THE MASONIC FELLOWSHD? MEET The next meeting of the Northeast Iowa Masonic Fellowship Group will be held at Clermont Friday evening, June 26th, on which occasion third degree work will be exemplified by qualified brethren selected from the lodges in the association. Clermont Lodge No. 160, A. F. & A M., will be the host lodge, which is assurance that the brethren will be royally received and entertained, and a large delegation from Postville may confidently be expected. Head of Veterans' Bureau Anxious To Assist Needy Congressman F. Biermann Writes Interestingly for Herald Readers. General Frank T. Hines I have developed a considerable regard for General Frank T. Hines, head of the Veterans Administration. I believe he never has enthused much, about donations to healthy soldiers who came out of the army uninjured. But I am convinced that he has the greatest sympathy for veterans who have service connected disabilities. I've never found him "hard." He's always seemed sympathetic with a deserving case. A short time ago I called on him in behalf of a veteran with a unique and pitiful case. He gave me all the time I wanted to argue the cause of the veteran. At the end of the discussion, he decided against me, but I felt sure he deeply regretted that the law had tied his hands so he couldn't extend the aid he would have liked to. I don't envy him his job. He sees millions of dollars dished out to rich men who came out of the army better than they went in, to men with excellent positions who don't need the money, and other millions to men who their buddies know were no good in the army and detriments to their outfits, and so on to the tune of other millions, and then is compelled to refuse the aid of a few hundred dollars to some poor wretch because the law leaves him out of the general lavish distribution of veterans appropriations. Record Attendance at Alumni Bauquet Bob Burling Awarded With Harriet Mott Medal Shutt Marquette To Play Ball Here on Sunday If you are looking for a real fast baseball game come out to the Smith Athletic Field here in Postville next Sunday afternoon, June 14th; ! ' at 2:30 o'clock, at which place and time the Postville and Marquette teams will battle to the finish in- a splendid exhibition of the great national game. The Postvillo team is. now under the personal management of Dillon Lowell and some mighty fine contests will be offered here during the summer months. N. E. IOWA EDITORS TO MEET AT DECORAH JUNE 19 Sister of Local Men Passes <On Saturday A. C. Webster drove to Cedar Rapids Tuesday to take 'William Shepherd of this'city to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Anna Gustafson. Mrs. Anna Gustafson, widow of Adolph F. Gustafson, and a resident of near Palo for the last fifty-five years died at a hospital in Cedar Rapids at 8:10 a. m. Saturday, June 6, 1936, following a lingering illness. She was born in' New Pitsligo, Aber­ deenshire, Scotland, September 23, 1856. She , is survived by one son, Adolph, at home, and by three broth*- ers, Hugh and William Shepherd of Postville, Iowa, and James I. Shepherd of Los Angeles, California. The funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Tuesday in the Beatty chapel, conducted by Rev. George Stauffacher. Interment was made in the family lot in Linwood cemetery. The annual Postville High School alumni association banquet was held at the I. O. O. F. Hall Tuesday evening with perhaps the largest attendance in the history of the association, 190 being served by the ladies of the Rebekah lodge at the dinner served at six-thirty. The program following the banquet was in the form of a Major Bowes amateur hour, with Don Peterson as toastmaster announcing the following program: ' Major Bowes Don Peterson Response Class of '36....Roland Peterson Vocal Solo , Bea McNeil Novelty Number William Behrens Vocal Trio Glessner Webster, Pauline Ellis, Gertrude Bachtell Piano Solo .Mary Hope Humphrey 'Reminiscences" Lena B. Hecker Postville Aluminum Players Robert Harrington, leader Vocal Solo Ada Schultz Presentation of Harriet Mott Award by Louis O. Koevenig to Bob Burling. Following the program a business meeting was held during which the election of officers resulted as follows: President—Bruce Webster. Vice President^Charlotte Meier, Secretary—Catherine Stone. Treasurer—Charles Beucher. They Say Wild Ducks "Know" The federal government built the magnificent highway from Washington to Mount Vernon. The right of way, the construction and landscaping on the 20 miles cost the stupendous sum of seven million dollars. That seven million dollars is less than one-seventh of the cost of one of two "capital ships" voted by congress a short time ago. Millions of people for generations will enjoy the highway. The 51 million dollar ships will be obsolete in 10 or 15 years if some 25 thousand dollar airplane doesn't destroy them with bombs sooner. A short way from Washington on one side of the highway is a swampy lake set aside as a sanctuary for the ducks. The other side of the highway looks about the same but it is not a duck sanctuary. The ducks appear to know the difference, for they steam haughtily about the sanctuary and scoff at passers-by, but not one duck can ever be seen on the other side of the road. Luther League Elects Officers for the Year The Northeastern Iowa Press Association members and : their families will meet at Decorah on-'Friday, June 19, instead of on June 12 as previously announced. The meeting will be held at one of the city's country clubs'where a picnic dinner, a golf; tournament and other entertainment will be participated in. Read the ads in today's Herald! At the close of the devotional service lasfc^Sunday night the Luther League of St, Paul's.Lutheran church elected the fallowing officers for the ensuing year: \ / President—Gilbert Meyer. Vice President—Willard Meyer. 1 Secretary-Treasurer ^-Delila Oldag. Pianist—Esther Block. Assistant Pianist—Delila Oldag. Bell Ringer—Stanley Schroeder. Assistant Bell Ringer—Lyle ZiehianJ The Mid-West Regional Conference of the Luther League of America will be held at the Church of the Epiphany, Milwaukee, Wis,, June 21 to 23. All the Luther Leagues of the mid-west are urged to attend. Home Garden Club Met at Osmundsons The Home Garden Club met Thurs day afternoon, June 4th, at the home of Mrs. Clifford Osmundson, with Mrs, Ormus Trudo assisting hostess. Ten members responded to roll call The business meeting opened by singing "The Vacant Chair" and adjourned by singing "Face to Face." Refreshments were served by the hostess. The next meeting will be held July 2nd at the home of Mrs. Lloyd Bigler, with Mrs. Frank Cahalan, assisting hostess. SUNDAY, JUNE 14 IS FLAG DAY BE SURE TO DISPLAY THE FLAG L Display of the flag from every home in Postville and vicinity on Sunday, June 14th, is urged by. the American Legion Auxiliary. 1 ..The day will be the 159th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes by the Continental Congress, arid will be observed as Flag Day throughout the country, What Goes .Free? There appears to be a lot of misinformation as to what a congressman can send free, by mail and by wire. The rules are simple. He can send government publications free by mail. He can send letters free if they pertain to government matters. (He can't write a, letter to his family or to a friend anorhe can't carry on .his political correspondence without paying postage unless he wants to know in his own mind he is stealing from his government.) A congressman can send a telegram at government expense if it is government business. If it is private or political business, he has to pay for it himself. If he doesn't pay in the first instance, the Committee on Accounts will compel him to do so when they audit the telegraph accounts. There are no free long distance telephone calls. So, you see, a congressman just naturally is "stuck" for many dollars worth of telegrams and telephone calls each month, which he has to make in the very nature of his position, but which can't properly be charged to the government. Trees Are Like People You've noticed trees growing sturdily in almost solid rock. Then you've seen other trees barely "getting along" in the richest soil. I used to remark these things about Decorah and I've seen the same phenomena here. Trees seem to be like people. Some people flourish, are happy and raise large families successfully with hardly any visible means of support. Other people with large incomes always are in debt and "hard up." Aren't trees and people alike in these things? The Burial Place of George Washington Congress provided for burying George Washington in a sarcophagus under the great dome of the Capitol. But his widow wouldn't permit the body of the great American to be taken from Mount Vernon, .where he- (Contlnued on page 8)

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