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ampaign In inal Flurry f Activity e general election campaign wh lch the race for U. S. Sena- overshadows the presidents is winding up with a -paign t-irtlmite flurry of activity in lh major party camps. ,Vhile most observers concede t GOP standard-bearer Thomas w ey will win the state's 10 elec- -) votes, all polls showing that wey is out-distancing Presit Truman, -but the senatorial is another matter,. Polls in- ale that *?ie contest between in- George A. Wilson, Re- blican, and former Democratic ator Guy M, Gillette, will be a oto-fi«ish. "onsidernble ballot scratching anticipated in the senatorial prompting Republican lead- to urge straight ticket voting, eir theme has been "it is foolish elect a Republican president d five him a Democratic coh- They point out that Iowa ght be the pivotal state in the ate races since a change-over only tour seats from Republi- to Democrat would lose the publicans control of the upper use. The other argument being vanced by GOPers is that if Wilis returned and the Republics control the senate he stands excellent chance to becomei airman of the agriculture com- Itec. Wilson has conducted a orous campaign, making as y as five to 10 speeches a day what his friends believe will set rumors that his health is iling. In addition, three senate Ueagues — Morec of Oregon, of Washington and Martin in the POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fif ty-Sixth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1948. Pirates Come Through With Seventh Victory Down Waukon Indians, 46 to 0, To Hold Top Place In Conference A. Number 52. in Pennsylvania — were to during the closing weeks imping in his behalf. Gillette s campaigned with less fan-fare. has worked out of his head- arters in Cherokee, much of the peal being to the Independent ter, just as he has done in the t. Gillette is confident of vic- ry, and Democratic headquar- rs predict a margin of 505,000 tes for him. Always a good tc-setter in Iowa, the white- ired senator hopes to be re- rned to the senate where he rved one lull term and part of other. For both men victory is a po- tical 'must. - ' For the defeated andidate it probably will mean litical oblivion because Gillette and Wilson 64. In the race for governor, Beard- Jey is trying for his third straight litical victory without a defeat, o has run for office only twice efore, for state representative and enator. Both times he won. For witier. victory means; at 40 he wild be the third 'youngest gov- rnor in the state's / history. The Third Party The man who may hold the key o the outcome of the senatorial ce is Seymour Pitcher, Universi- y of Iowa associate professor of nglish, the Progressive party andidate for senator. Pitcher opes to poll 40,000 to 50,000 votes 1,000,000 votes are cast. The es- i iates. most observers believe, arc a little high, but they do concede that could Pitcher poll as many as 20,000 to 30,000 that could decide the election. It is the concensus that Pitcher will draw most of his votes from those who normally would have supported Gillette. However, many believe he also will draw heavily om normally Republican voters, specially in college towns. Pitcher doesn't expect to win, but his influence in the election may be felt by either candidate. A na- tiv New Yorker, he has been' on Aw diversity faculty for the fast 17 years. He first was s Republican, then became a New Pealer and now has aligned with hat he calls the "consistent lib- lism of Henry Wallace." As for Wallace, polls have *owh that he has, lost ground in *ls home state since first forming Third Party and now is exited to get no more than two f cent of the vote, How Many Vote* As usual, the Democrats believe we will be. more votes cast in November election than do Republicans. Democratic State "airman Jake More estimates the vote will be between 1,300,P and 1,500 ,000, adding that if it teaches that figure "we're going fleet them all." Robert Klauer, £°P publicity chief, estimates J™ vote will be around 1,100,000 ft his boss, state chairman Whit£>' Gilliiand, who this year is ?*™g his first official estimate as of the party, believes the •? 01 * won't go beyond 900 ,000. It P 'rally is conceded that the "ler the vote the better are Re*'i«»n chances. W? r ycars ag0 the vofe for ^sioent was 1,052,099, while •Bat y ears ag0 the presi< |ential was 1,110,000, wi- liland explains the light vote fiction on the premise that -«e aren 't many epunty-Ievel f m Mts, no spirited courthouse ff** 111 the state to bring out the '. In "wny counties, he says, wollcan office-holders have no ,>,<Continued on P*«t Three) Postville's Pirates. came through with their seventh straight victory of the season Friday, on the Smith Athletic Field by trouncing the Waukon Indians 46 to 0. The victory ended the homecoming jinx that had been hovering over the Pirates during recent years, and it left but one more game for the Pirates to win to have an undefeated season. The game opened with the Pirates receiving. Tennis Mork, fullback, returned the klckoff to the Post vi lie 26. Jack Meyer, right half, carried to the 35 on the opening play, and Jack Schultz, left half, went to the 41 on the second play, for Postville's initial first down. Meyer was good to the 43, Schultz to the 47, and then Meyer was just short of a first down on the Waukon 49 >4. Merle Meyer, left tackle, got oft a good boot that was returned to the Waukon 18, where Dean Gunderson, right end, did the tackling. Roger Christofferson, left guard, stopped the first play on the 19 and Wayne McNally, right guard, the second on the 20. John Hoth, right tackle, and McNally combined to toss the next Indian play for a one-yard loss. Score First Touchdown ' Schultz returned the fourth down punt back to the Waukon 39. Mork circled the left end to the Waukon 28 for a first down Schultz was good to the 18 on two more plays for another first down. Meyer went ofT tackle to the 11 Schultz off tackle to the six, and Meyer traveled the final six to paydirt. Schultz made good on the extra point. Postville 7, Waukon 0. Schultz kicked off and did the tackling on the Indian 31. Postville was handed an offside penalty on the first play. Christofferson and Gunderson combined to toss the next play for a four-yard loss. Mork then threw the next play for a three-yard loss back to the 29. A third down pass was good for three yards to the 32, and Waukon was forced to punt. Schultz Scores Schultz returned the kick to the Waukon 40. Meyer traveled 18 yards for a Pirate first down to the Waukon 28. Mork was good the 20. After a mixup in the Funeral Services Held For Former/ Resident Here funeral, services for Robert E. Davenport, 36, former resident of Postville and Luana were held at Mt. Hope, Wisconsin, Wednesday, October 20, burial in Hermitage cemetery. \ Robert^., ,Kv& / rr Davenport was born near Postville, on July 28, 1912 and passed away at. his home in Waukegan, Illinois on October 16, 1948, aged 36 years. He attended grade school and two years of high - school in Mt. Hope, Wisconsin, moving with his parents to Luana, in April, 1949. He finished his high school education in the Luana high school, and was a graduate of the class of 1931. In 1940 he moved to Waukegan, and from March of that year until illness forced his retirement from active duties, he was employed by the Abbott Labratories. He was united in marriage to Esther Rider on July 5, 1946, who, with his parents, Mr. -and Mrs.- C. B. Davenport of Woden, a bro- Marie Palas of Nokomis, Illinois, ther Donald of Britt, two sisters, and Margaret Vineyard of Bakersfield, California, and a son David, by a former marriage, are left to mourn his death. A brother, living but a few minutes aft. er birth preceeded him in death at Mt. Hope in Septembr 1925 Welfare Society Collects Over $214.00 L L Hill Will Lead Kiwanis Club For Year W. A. Kneeland and H. J. Kramer Elected To Vice Presidencies Mrs. H. H. Douglass, chairman of the drive for the Iowa Children's Welfare Society, announces contributions totalling $214.15 for the town of Postville during the recent drive. Allamakee county's quota was $850. To date $921 has been turned in with two townships still to send in money . Louis L. Hill was elected president of the Postville Kiwanis Club at the meeting held Monday evening in the Community Presbyterian Church dining hall. The club elected W. A. Kneeland, first vice_ president and Harm J. Kramer, second vice president. Directors of the organization for the coming year will be: J. F. Hart, Edward Kozelka, A. L. Peterson, fc. T. Cook, Euclid C. Marston, Dr. J. W. Myers, and C. W. DeGarmo. Following election of officers, committee reports were given on the activities of the past year. The club discussed meeting dates and programs for the rest of the year. Plan Vote Campaign The club members adopted a resolution setting out a program for "getting out the vote" in the coming general election Tuesday, November 2. Placards will be displayed throughout the town urging voters to cast their ballots and literature will be distributed by the Boy Scouts the day before election asking all voters to take advantage of their voting privilege. A car pool is being set up by the club to provide transportation for anyone desiring it. Members of the club are volunteering use of their cars to take people to and from the polls where it is requested. Anyone desiring transportation, is requested to call 285 from the hours of 8:00 a. m. to 8:00 p. m. election day. Final Rites Held For John Steele to backfield. Eugene Rima, quarterback was good for another yard Schultz hit between guard and tackle to the 16 and another first down. Meyer was thrown for three-yard loss, and then • Schultz went off right tackle for a touchdown. Meyer made good on the try for extra point. Postville 14 Waukon 0. LeRoy Duwe, center, made the tackle on the kickpff at the Waukon 28, as the quarter ended. Waukon's backfield was in motion on the first play and the Indians were set back to the 23. Dttwe then recovered a fumble on the 16 to give the Pirates the ball. Meyer was good to the 15, Mork to the eight, and then Mork went all the way to score. ' Schultz chalked up the extra point, Postville 21, Waukon 0. Meyer Scores Christofferson tackled on the 31 at'the kickoff. Gunderson tossed Work Is Planned On Highway 52 Underpass Soon A lja »*-"~highway underpass on route 52 approximately five miles north of Postville will be changed next year giving a greater clearance for trucks from the overhead railroad tracks, according to Paul Schneider, of the district highway maintenance office hlfreT""} The. underpisa—at™"p'fesent has only 11 foot clearance from the roadbed to the railroad track and many large truck trailers cannot use the highway as this clearance is not sufficient. Surveys and plans are being completed now } Tuesday, November 2, is elec- %rJrr*^ay when voters elect the next president and vice president of the United States, senators and congressmen, state and district officers, and county and township officers. Polls will be open from 8:00 a. m. to 8:00 p. m. in all pre- cinctsTi fjimis tile uiruig uuiupicLcu uuw i _^_J for work to be done next summerf-~ rmr ^ all ° t this vear 13 one , of lowering the grade two foot directly below the superstructure giving a 13 foot clearance. Snow Fences Going Up Snow fences are being erected in Northeastern Iowa this week in preparations for the winter months Mr. Schneider said. Workmen are erecting the fences at points where drifting is greatest on the primary and secondary roads. Firemen's Annual Ball To Be Held October 30 The Postville Volunteer Fire Department this week is announcing its annual benefit dance to be held in Memorial Hall Saturday, October 30. Tickets are now on sale by members of the department, proceeds of which will go into the firemen's fund to provide equipment and supplies. Bob and his Hillbillies will supply the music for the occasion, the committee reports. To Raise Funds. Once each year the firemen employ this method of raising need ed funds, so when you are con tacted, the purchase of a dance ticket, whether or not you are a dancer, will benefit a good cause. __F,uncral services were held Tviesday morning at 10:00 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly for John Steele, former resident of Postville, who passed away Sunday. He is survived by two brothers, J. W. Steele and H. V. Steele of Postville.\ ijohh Steele #as' "a" 'rural mail carrier and farmer in Postville until 1908 when he moved to Nashua where he conducted business' until his retirement five years ago. On retiring" he moved to Waverly to make his home. Kiwanis Club Urges Voters To Cast Their Ballots Nov. 2 The following editorial comment on voting is presented by the Postville Kiwanis Club. Sale Dates Claimed Friday, November 12, Ed Dahms, four miles southwest" of Postville. Closing out farm sale. .Friday, November 19, Will Lubbers, two miles south of Postville. Closing out farm sale. Tuesday, November 2, To Be Election Day In The Country Ballot Is Large And Cumbersome With Nine Party Columns Shown them for no gain, and McNally followed suit. Jim Waters, de T tensive halfback, knocked down a paTs on a sleeper play. Waters (Continued on Page Ten) Scout Troop Has. Two New Members The local Boy Scout Troop held investiture ceremonies for two new members Monday, October 18. At this ceremony, Bob Frese and Dale Muchow received their Tenderfoot badges. During the month of October, the troop has been on two hikes to enable Scouts working for second and first class badges' to pass requirements pertaining to hiking, cooking, nature study, map and compass. The local board of review will meet during the month of November to consider applicants for these higher Scout ranks. Scoutmaster Burling an- wUl .hat Ave" of the Scouts nounces that nve u» receive advancement In rams SSS c3 of Honor will be nVldharnot been announced. Junior Ckss To Present Play Eleven juniors are members of the cast for "Feathers in a Gale," comedy in three acts by Pauline Jamerson and Reginald .Lawrence, to be presented at 8:00 p. m. in the Postville high school auditorium on Friday, November 12. They are the following: Three' widows — flirtatious Annabelle, winsome Phoebe, and forthright Matilda are played respectively by Marilyn Green, Bernadine Kugel, and Margaret Tschantz. The gossipy wife of a town ofliciai is played by Wanda Preuss and two "righteous" women of the town are Delores Erickson and Mary Casten. The Rev. Thatcher, who is led a merry chase by the widows, is characterized by George Bachelder and his rival—the much sought after Captain Seth—by Jack Schultz. Virgil Martins plays the part of an old salt with young ideas and John White is Zeb, whose bark is worse than his bite, Josiah Abner, the Head Selectman, is played by Luther Heins. This years busy stage manager is Don Enyart and his assistants are Karlton Eberling, Russell Wilder, Leonard Ricker, and Merlin Schroeder. Darlene Schutte fills the important position of promp ter. Jeannine Harris is costume mistress- and her assistants are Ruth Ann Christiansen and Gerry Halverson. Delores Erickson heads the property | crew as mis': tress with Virginia McNally, Dorothy Schutte, and Mary Casten as her assistants. Marian Kostman is chairman of the sound effects crew. The make-up assistant is Ruth. Ann Christiansen and the-electrician for the production 1* Karlton Sperling. Elections are not "electives"! Elections are "required" in the 'democratic process of government, which vests authority in the people, in the many, rather than in one or a few. Voting is, therefore, more than a privilege to be exercised or not at will; more than a right, to be demanded or defended; it is a sacred responsibility to be discharged most conscientiously and unselfishly for the common good. Voting is not a "take it or leave it" matter, even when it is difficult to be sure of the merits of candidates, or the underlying facts in propositions or measures appearing on the ballot. Whether the election be local or national, voting is a responsibility which every qualified elector must take seriously. The general interest is defeated and special interests are likely to be favored when this is left to others. As cultivated land may easily revert to wilderness, so representative government may become misrepresentative unless the individual citizen expresses his will thru public elections as conducted by law. The level of government in u democracy is usually a reflection of the level of interest of its people. What is more, the citizen who does not vote has forfeited his right to complain about the management of his country. In our country, when voting was almost prohibited to the common man, he desired it intensely; but once it was his privilege and responsibility, he became contemptuous of it. Time was when many of the states required that' a man, in order. to vote, must pay taxes or own property. Though seven states still continue the poll tax, the property tax requirement is no longer in effect. Yet voting records have shown a continuous decline in the use of the ballot for the past several decades. In some elections less than one fourth of those entitled to vote do so, and seldom does the figure exceed 50 per cent. , Our nation borrowed and adapted the Australian ballot, which permits secrecy in the choice of candidates, and it now 1 appears that we should also borrow the Australian system whereby the government levies a fine on persons who fail to vote. The hidden penalties inflicted on our democracy by those who fail to vote fall upon innocent and guilty alike as careless, non-voting citizens defraud democracy of its true funp- tion and its full effectiveness. Russian style ballots, which of fers a single list of candidates, might be preferred by those who shy away from voting because they say they are unable to discriminate between candidates. The only alternative to voting the ticket is to register a "no" vote, and the candidates selected by the authorities always get in. Those who visited the "Freedom Train" failed to discern any non- cancellable, non-forfeiture clauses in the documents displayed there. Freedom may be cancelled at any time by the tyranny of ignorance, or it may be forfeited to irresponsibility. Freedom is not an absolute, but a relative; it requires human effort to maintain its validity and vitality. Will the 1948 election produce more commendable statistics than that of 1944 when, of almost 88 million persons of voting age, only 48 millions exerted themselves to vote? Vote" is derived from the root word "vow." It signifies "the expression of a wish, desire, will preference or choice, in which the person- voting has an interest in common with others." If the people of America will vote conscientiously, representative government will" gain a victory, whichever candidates win. The need of the hour is an intelligent, thinking citizenship, men the largest in the history of the state. In Allamakee county there are nine party columns beginning with the Republican party on the left and continuing through the Independent column on the right. The size of the ballot, however, has no effect on the voting procedure.^ A voter, to vote a straight ticket, is required only to place an X" in the circle opposite the party name at the top of the ballot which means that all candidates listed thereunder are automatically voted for without further marking. In scratching a ballot, or voting for members of different parties, several procedures may be followed. The easiest and most often used is placing an "X" in the party circle at the top of the column opposite the party name desired and then crossing over and placing an "X" in the square before the name of the candidate in the other party columns you desire to vote for. This means you are voting the party ticket as marked at the top of the column with the exception of the member or members opposite whose name or names you have placed a separate "X". Ballot marking is by an "X" in the circle or squares provided, The "X" should be confined to the circle or box space provided. If these simple rules are followed, there is little chance of spoiling a ballot. After voting, the ballot should be folded from top to bot torn once, then from right to left once, then the remainder folded twice from the two ends, toward the middle leaving the township designation to the outside, then dropped into the ballot box. Offices To Be Filled In The Federal, State, District And County Legion Conducting Membership Drive The Arthur F. Brandt Post No. 518, American Legion, is now conducting a membership drive to renew old cards and add new members to the local post. The drive began last week and will continue through November 12. Legion members and eligible candidates may sign up in the drive with Legion members in most of the stores in Postville or may contact any Legion officials to pay dues. selves, who carefully consider all the questions before us, and decide their actions on the basis of truly American principles.. t We may lament because 'our country seems to be going on the rocks, but what are we doing to help it off the rocks? We may deplore the raids of political intrigues on our just rights, but how carefully do we think of this on election day? We may join in the criticism of our country, but how zealous are we in keeping our country above criticism? In many of the things we are prone to condemn, it could, probably, be said we are guilty of contributory negligence. We have,a right to be proud of our country, but that can hardly be so unless our country has reason to be proud of us. Yes, he who doesn't.- vote gives his ballot to America's enemies! Be sure, to vote November 2and at every succeeding election Anyone desiring -transportation to and from the election polls Nb vember 2, are asked to call 285. A representative of the Postville Kiwanis Club will take your message and volunteer club member will provide transportation. Construction Starts On Packing Plant Construction work was started I 'tfils "week on the main plant of Postville Quality Foods located at the west edge of town, just west of Behrens Cement Plant. Workmen have cleaned the ground of trees and have dug the basement and footing areas for the main plant which will measure 160x60 ,„.,(,„,„ „ iiS2ji™7 and women who think for thep^pfooting for the building was " .... p 0Ure< j Tuesday and laying of cement blocks, of which the plant is to be constructed, will begin either Friday or Saturday, Fred Groth, president, anounced. Seven block layers will be on the job. A second building to be used for storage, measuring 30x60 feet, will be started within a short time. Work is continuing -^at a rapid pace with good weather and it is hoped that much of the outdoor construction can be done prior to cold weather. Mr. Groth is arranging for the building materials and is making every effort to keep the workmen supplied in all materials as need ed. The plant can begin to operate as soon as construction is completed. Ewald Brandt Sells Cattle To Japan £E*U 1 I4 C. Brandt has shipped three Brown Swiss bulls to Japan for breeding stock in building the dairy herds in Japan, it-was announced this week/ , . |^3j^r. Brandt was in Des Moines on business Thursday where he leased a bull from the jar""!'" Dr, Pearson Brown Swiss hard. ^ The following list of candidates-' on the Republican and Democratic ticket are shown as they appear on the ballot for the general elec»- tion to be held Tuesday, November 2. The polls in the county are- open from 8 o'clock in the morning, until 8 o'clock in the evening. Republican Candidates. For President of the United States, the ballot is headed by Thomas E. Dewey of New York, Republican. nominee. For Vice President, Earl Warren of California, is the Republican standard bearer. For United States Senator from Iowa, George A. Wilson of Des Moines, is the incumbent seeking reelection. State Offices Following is a list of the men who are seeking state offices: Governor—William S. Beardsley of New Virginia. Lieutenant Governor— ; Kenneth A. Evans of Emerson. Secretary of State-rM. D. Syn-- horst of Orange City. Auditor of State—Chet B. Aker* of Ottumwa. Treasurer of State—J. M. Grimes of Osceola. Secretary of Agriculture^— Harry D. Linn of Des Moines. Attorney General — Robert Lv Larson of Iowa City. Attorney General (short term)— Robert L. Larson of Iowa City fe Commerce Commissioner — Carl W. Reed of Cresco. Judges of the Supreme Court (three to be elected)—H. J. Mantz of Audubon, John E. Mulroney of Fort Dodge, and W. A. Smith of Dubuque. District Offices Representative in Congress— Henry O. Talle of Decorah. State Senator—Arthur H. Jacobson of Waukon. State Representative — Elmer Pieper of Waukon. Judge of District Court—T. H. Goheen of Calmar. County Offices Auditor—Keith E. Bigelow of Waukon. Auditor (to fill vacancy)—Keith E. Bigelow of Waukon. Treasurer—Leon Henderson of Union Prairie Township. Clerk of District Court —Lloyd R. Kolsrud of Waukon. Sheriff—William M. Huffman of Waukon. Recorder—Lillian Meierkord of Waukon. County Attorney — William F. Shafer of Waukon. Coroner — R. W. Pateman of Waukon. Member Board of Supervisors (term beginning January, 1949)— Mort C. Deering of Post Township. Member Board of Supervisors (term beginning January, 1950)— Roland Herman of Makee Township. Democratic Candidates Following is the list of Democratic candidates for Federal, state, district and county offices: For President/of the United States, Harry S. Truman of Missouri, heads the ballot on the Democratic ticket. For Vice President, Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky, is the nominee. For United States Senator from Iowa, Guy M. Gillette of Cherokee, is the nominee for election. State Offices Governor—Carroll O. Switzer of Des Moines. Lieutenant Governor — Iver Christoffersen of Cedar Falls. Secretary of State — Philip L. Shutt of Independence. Auditor of State—John L. Keller of Eagle Grove. Treasurer of State— W. A. Irwin of Le Mars. Secretary of Agriculture— Gale McClean of Wilton Junction. Attorney General — Harold J. Fleck of Oskaloosa. Commerce Commissioner — Sidney Ramsay of Oelwein.' Judges of the Supreme Court; (three tip be elected)—John W. Andersori of Sioux City, Grover W. Brown of Shenandoah, and' Frank F. Messer of Iowa City. District Offices Representative in Congress— T. W. Mullaney of Waukon. State Senator—Lorenz Willman of Postville, State Representative— John Palmer of Waukon. Judge of District Court—T. H. Goheen of Calmar. County Office* . Auditor—Vernon M. Geuder of Waukon. -':*• • Treasurer—Kathleen A. Spinner^ of Waukon. H (Continued on Page Tea)-., ?<

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