Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 18, 1936 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Thursday, June 18, 1936
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POSTVILLE Forty-Fourth Year. ene Welzel and Heins Are Married Monday etty Church Wedding for Popular Young Peopje; Honeymoon in West Irene Wolzel, daughter of Mr. and Lawrence. Welzel of Postville, dRolan Heins, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Heins of Postville, were united marriage at eleven o'clock Monday timing, June 15, 1936, at St. Paul's itheran church in this city, Pastor B. Garten tying the nuptial knot, i double ring ceremony being used, large number of relatives and ends of the contracting parties be; present to witness the ceremony, receding the bridal march Miss orence Pauline Aulerich- of Monona ng "I Love You Truly," and during ceremony Miss Aulerich sang "O omise Me," accompanied by Mrs. ara Gordon, who also played the riding march. The bride was gowned in white bri- i satin and wore a veil with em- Idered hem, and Uie cap was trim- with pearls and ox*ange blossoms, e carried a shower bouquet of pink jes and pink and white sweet peas. Somilda Heins, sister of the groom, maid of honor. She wore a pink It crepe gown. Her bouquet was pink roses and sweet peas. Marcclla Heins, sister of the groom, a bridesmaid. She wore a white crepe gown. Her bouquet was of nk roses and sweet peas. Two little flower, girls, Ardyth Wag- r, second cousin of the bride, and lene Schultz, the groom's niece, ire dressed in pink and carried basis of mixed pink and white flowers. Luther Heins, a brother of the orn, carried the rings on a pink i white silk ci'epe pillow. He wore white broadcloth suit with long msers and a white silk crepe cupe ed with pink. Cloy Knodt of Rosemount, Mlnnc- la, a cousin of the bride, was the st man. The groom and best man .re dressed in light gray suits. The bride's father, Mr. Lawrence elzel, gave her in marriage. Ho ;o wore a gray suit. Bared and Alden Nuehring, cousins the groom, were the ushers. Following the ceremony and a brief ason for the customary congratula- ons, the wedding party repaired to e home of the bride's parents, south- st oi Postville, where an elaborate edding feast was served in two urses, the dining room being beau- uliy decorated in pink and white r the occasion. That evening a post nuptial parcel ower and dance for the newlyweds as held in Turner Opera House in city, where a large number of the latives and friends, assembled for a ason of merrymaking and many ful and beautiful": 'gifts were pre- nted the bride and groom. The contracting parties are among e finest and most highly respected wig people of this locality. The ide is a graduate of the Postville Sh School with the class of 1933, d the groom has also attend the Ktville schools. Mr. and Mrs. Heins left Wednesday a honeymoon trip through the stern states and on their return W.will make their home with the tie's parents on route 1, Postville. We join with the many friends of •s estimable young couple in extender kindliest well wishes and arty congratulations. IMMUNITY CLUBS TO HOLD JOINT MEETING ON JUNE 19 fhe Post and Grand Meadow town- 'P Community Clubs will hold a ] t meeting on Friday evening, e 19th, Grand Meadow entertain- A short program, including a one• Play, will be given by the Meadow fits 4-H Club. This is also Grand Meadow's annual Wing for the election of officers, * also.the election of a township airman for the Women's Project ork. Ole Jenson's orchestra will furnish "sic for the dance. Picnic supper, "ybody welcome. WOH 'S NOTICE RELATIVE TO FIRING OF EXPLOSIVES Permission is hereby given for the •.of fireworks, torpedoes, Roman ndles and similar explosives on July 4 and 5 only, The firing of explosives within the •Torate limits of the town of Postal Iowa, at any other time is pro- Wted by Ordinance No. 209, and 'we violating said ordinance will subject to fine, GUSTAV DIETSCH, Mayor. POSTVILLE, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1936 Number 33. Clayton's Supervisor Race To Convention One contest will confront the Clayton county democratic convention to be held at Etkader Saturday, June 27. The convention will name the candidate for the otticc of county supervisor for the term beginning January 2, 1937, which is now held by Chas. Fay of McGregor. In the primary Mr. Fay lacked 30 votes oE getting the required 35 per cent and making it necessary to go to convention. In the official count of ballots, Fay gained five votes, while one of his opponents, J. J. Hurley of Volga, lost nine votes. The official count on the contest was as follows: Chas. Fay, 822; J. J. Hurley, 602; J. R. Moses of Monona, 786; and Verni Koehner of McGregor, 224. Local Lady Honored At Auxiliary Meeting Mrs. L. O. Koevenig was elected vice chairman for Allamakee county at a meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary members assembled at Spillville Monday as a Tri-County Convention. Other officers elected were Mrs. Fred O'Riley of Waukon, chairman, and Miss Nora Norgard of Quandahl, secretary-treasurer. Mrs. F. J. Miller, Mrs. W. A. Kneeland and Mrs. Koevenig of the local unit attended the' convention where eighty-three delegates from Allamakee. Winneshiek and Howard counties had assembled. Miss Bea McNeil of Postville. appearing on the program, favored the group with two vocal selections. SUPT. CARROLL DECIDES TO REMAIN IN POSTVILLE Supt. R. J. Carroll, who last week was elected to the superintendency of the Anamosa schools, has notified the local school board that he has declined the election and will,.remain here in his present position. Mr. Carroll's contract'with the local schools has two more years to run and his many friends and the patrons of the schools will be pleased to learn of his decision to continue here. Unlicensed Auto Drivers Are to be Checked Closely Mrs. Alex Miller Declares Illegal Drivers Menace On Our Highways Mrs. Alex Miller, Secretary of State, today announced that there had been coming to the Motor Vehicle Department, information to the effect that various persons whose operators licenses were under suspension or revocation, or who had been refused licenses by the department for various reasons, were operating motor vehicles on the highways. In consequence an order is being issued to the Patrol to check on all operator's licenses as closely as the limited personnel will permit. She called attention to the fact that the law requires the operator to carry the license at all times when operating a motor vehicle, and in order to avoid inconvenience and to assist in the prosecution of those who are illegally operating, she is asking the co-operation of all properly licensed drivers in having their license with them at all times. The policy of the department will be to file charges against all persons who do not have proper license in their possession. The co-operation of sheriffs, police, and local enforcement officers will be solicited. The people who are operating illegally are a menace to traffic, and are in many cases avoiding the penalty of a serious driving violation, and for the general protection of the public, these drivers must be removed from our highways. In fact the limited information available to this department indicates that the drivers who are operating illegally are in most cases, or have been, serious offenders. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS The mailing list of the Postville Herald will be completely revised during the coming week and corrections made to indicate those who have made remittance during the past few weeks. This is the proper time to settle up your account if you are in arrears so that the new list will show you to be in good standing. We will gladly accept your remittance and give you the proper credit on our books and the ••mailing list to be published next week. Q 1 A Big Reception Awaits Her ~~~| [) Announce Wedding Solemnized in May On Wednesday, May 27th, Miss Helen Schierholz, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elzer Schierholz, who reside on the Staadt farm, just north of Ridley, and Mr. Gus Drebenstedt, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Drebenstedt of the Waukon locality, hied themselves away to Freeport, Illinois, by auto, without even telling home folks or friends of their intentions, and were quietly married at the Lutheran church in that city by the pastor, Rev. Scharf. Following the ceremony they left on a honeymoon trip to Chicago and Winnetka, 111., returning to the home of the bride's parents on Tuesday of last week to break the news to home folks and friends. Although a bit belated the Herald joins with the many friends of these fine young people in extending hearty congratulations. On Sunday evening last a party of relatives and friends from Monona tendered them a post-nuptial parcel shower at the home of the bride's parents, and on last evening a large gathering of neighbors and friends from the home neighborhood of the bride gave them another shower at the Schierholz home, many fine presents being received at each of these goodwill gatherings. Where they will be "at home" is as yet unannounced. Students Made Good Showing in State Test The results of the' 1936 State Scholarship Contest held at Iowa City recently, have just been made known and following are the results of the local students who participated in the finals: Donald C. Voelker in Plane Geometry placed 16th; Lloyd B. Luhman in World History placed 20th; John R. Thomson in first year Latin placed 39th; Beverly R. Brandt in first year Latin placed 42nd; Ralph Kneeskern in American History placed 43rd. Howard Humphrey in American History and Eulalia Klingbeil in English Correctness 12 were prevented from attending the tests. This is a mighty good showing when it is taken into consideration that approximately 8100 students were originally enrolled in these tests in each of the departments, and the above grading was obtained in the final examination. Joseph B. Steele Now^ Full-Fledged Barrister Joseph \B. Steele,^jon of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Steele/6f this city, who graduated Ifronvtne law school at the Universitylof'lowa on June 1, was notified lasf Wednesday that he had successfully passed the state bar examinations which he had taken last week and which now permits hintJoJ practice law in any court of the land. Mr. Steele arrived here"lasT"Tlmri> day evening after having been at Giibertsville where he attended the first mass by his former Columbia College chum, Father Roman Shares. At the banquet following the mass, Joseph was one of the speakers. Joe has several fine offers of positions but as yet has not decided where he will locate, but his many home town friends have faith in his ability to make good in his chosen profession, and wish him success. Mrs. Leo Dvorak.of Bloomington, 111., formerly Miss Genevra Her wig of West Union, was a Postville visitor on last Wednesday evening at the band concert, and she being former director of the band here, Mr. Lowell gave her the baton to direct a number. Next Week's Concert Will Please Everyone The weekly open-air concerts by Postville's Famous High School Concert Band, under the capable direction of Mr. C. Dillon Lowell, are attracting ever-increasing crowds to the Postville City Park each Wednesday evening. Hundreds who have never heretofore attended these beautiful musical presentations are joining with their neighbors and friends in coming in to enjoy these wonderful musical presentations which are far ahead of anything heretofore offered by a high school band, and are of the quality you would expect from a professional concert band. Tell your friends about these grand concerts and urge them to come, for we are sure they will thank you for it. The program for Wednesday evening, June 24th, will fairly glisten with brightness and stars. The band will be introduced with "Meet the Band," a novelty in which each section is introduced in turn. The sacred march, "Onward Christian Soldiers," comes next, followed by a cornet solo by Louis Hill. This was to have been presented on June 17, but an illness prevented. The band becomes an exponent of "swing" music in presenting "On Treasure Island" and "The Music Goes 'Round and Around," two popular numbers. A saxophone quartette plays "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise," and Drum Major George Meier will give a dazzling exhibition of baton twirling and gymnastics. "Them Basses" will climax the concert. Fol- iowing is the complete program, and it will start promptly at 8:00 o'clock: "Men of Ohio" Fillmore March "Meet the Band" Yoder A stop-time novelty "Onward Christian Soldiers" Klohr Sacred March "The Cuckoo Club" del Castillo Descriptive "The Sunshine of Your Smile" Ray Cornet Solo—Louis Hill "On Treasure Island" Burke Fox Trot "The Music Goes 'Round and Around" Hodgson—Swing "Four Little Blackberries" O'Conor Schottische "Around the Campfire" Seredy Selection American Soldier songs "The World is Waiting\for the Sunrise" Seitz-^-Saxophone Quartet "Lustspiel" Keler-Bela Overture "A Night In Tripoli" .....Richards Overture "Our Director" Bigelow Drum Major George Meier exhibits "Them Basses" ....Huffine Church-Night Service Attracts Big Crowd The final Church-Night service at the Postville Community Presbyterian church on Sunday evening last attracted a congregation of more than one hundred persons to the dining hall basement of that fine edifice, and fully attested the exalted place these monthly meetings hold in the hearts of a goodly number of our people and also gave assurance that these meetings will be resumed again next fall. . The social season preceding the meeting was thoroughly enjoyed by all, and the ladies who provided the. eats for the occasion certainly went over the top in a big way, providing the diners with a huge piece of shortcake well covered with luscious strawberries, besides the sandwiches, the coffee, cocoa and water, and those who missed it surely have reason to regret it. The meeting, as usual, was opened by a fervent prayer by Rev. R. F. Galloway by an offertory by the choir and then the refreshments, after which the following program was presented and thoroughly enjoyed: Community singing led by A. L. Meier, with Mrs. C. C. Dravis presiding at the piano. A poem "I Shall Not Pass This Way Again," was read by Wilma Galloway. Then the choir sang "My Song," directed by Mrs. Dravis, with Cathryn Harrington at the piano. Then Miss Murtis Weihe, a recent graduate of Cedar Falls, gave an interesting and enlightening account of what is being done at the state colleges of Iowa for the cultivation and encouragement of Christianity among the student body, and led us all to the belief that the young people of today are still as interested in the work of the church as were their illustrious forbears although they may go at things in a somewhat different way. Next the choir sang "All Hail Emanuel." After this H. E. Roberts gave a short talk concerning the benefits of such gatherings, following which Rev. Galloway presented scripture reading, followed by prayer, a song by the choir, and the benediction brought to a close the last Church-Night service until next fall. Speaker's Passing Provokes Genuine Sorrow at Capitol Congressman F. Bierraann Writes Interestingly for Herald Readers PLUMBING-HEATING EXPERT AT THOMA'S HARDWARE Mr. Henry Pettlon of Manchester, an experienced plumbing, heating and tinwork man, began work at the L. W. Thoma hardware store Monday morning of this week. Mr. Pettlon has had twenty-two years experience in his own business in these lines in Manchester and comes here highly recommended by.whole­ sale houses with whom 1 he has been doing. business. He is a married man and will bring his family here later. EX-SERVICE MEN GET .,. BONUS CHECKS - HERE World War veteranp-'of this com munity simultaneously : with those throughout the country have been getting their ponus* payments this week. • In Allamakee county a total of $277,005 i$/being distributed among the veterans; Clayton county gets $416,643; Fayette county-$494,44; Win neshiek county $368^3, / Paymer^ts*are"'being handled through local post'offices. Speaker Byrns The death of Speaker Byrns caused genuine sadness in the house of representatives. Deaths are so frequent in this body that its members become calloused to them. In just a few weeks the following members have died: Buckbee of Illinois, Thomas of New York, Perkins of New Jersey, Andrew of Massachusetts, and Byrns of Tennessee. But Joe Byrns had something about him that made men like him. I heard another member say of him, "there was no vanity in him, no revenge in his nature, no littleness in his character." So many tears were shed and real sorrow prevailed at the funeral services in his honor in the hall of the house of representatives June 5. President Roosevelt, the president's cabinet, scores of foreign diplomats, and the senate attended in reserved seats on the floor of the house. The galleries were packed with visitors. Mrs. Byrns was the object of pity as she sat near the coffin of her beloved husband. The sorrowful scene recalled to me the day when Mr. Byrns had been sworn in as speaker. When he reached the speaker's rostrum, he looked up at the place in the gallery where his wife sat, and she threw him a kiss. Speaker Rainey died in office (in August, 1934) as have other speakers, but Byrns is said to have been the first speaker to die while congress was in' session. Economics Girls Are Active With Summer Projects Miss Lynum Has Been Here Outlining Work To Be Done This Summer Farm Tenancy • It appears to be unlikely now that congress will pass a farm tenancy bill at this session. I hope it may be done at the next session. Farm tenancy has increased at an alarming rate in the United States. Some of that increase, may be explained by the raise in the price of farm land. Of course, the higher land prices are, the harder it is to own a farm and consequently the greater tenancy will be. In recent years, low prices for farm pro ducts bankrupted many farmers and made them tenants.- But, whatever its causes may be, (Continued on page 8) Miss Gladys Lynum, Smith-Hughes home economics instructor in the Postville schools, last Friday completed a special two weeks work period among her students here and left for her home in Menomoriie, Wis. She will spend six weeks in post-graduate work at Ames this summer, and return here August 17 for two additional weeks of special instruction to her class before school opens August 31. The following article, written by Miss Lynum, explains the purpose ot this special summer work: Today there is a greater demand for efficiency than ever before and the summer projects of the P. H. S. Home Economics group present a real challenge to the girls in the homemaking field. The real purpose of this project is to acquire manipulative skill in the home and to bring the home in closer contact with the school. As the old saying goes "practice makes perfect," and although we do not aim at perfection we are striving toward a decided improvement in homemaking skills. No one becomes an accomplished pianist without the experience of repeated effort on the keyboard, and thus it is with typing, etc. Naturally, this experience is just as necessary in developing homemaking skills, and the home provides the chief center to gain this experience in a practical and worthwhile way. Laboratory technique and class discussion during the school year acquaints the students with the "whys" and "hows" of doing things, and the home projects give an opportunity for their development. Because there is such diversion of interests for the adolescent high school girl of today our aim is to establish and maintain a greater love for the home. In order to do this successfully we need the co-operation of the parents, students, instructor and school. We feel that guidance in carrying out this program is very essential; hence the home economics instructor in the vocational school spends two weeks in the spring and. two in the fall in addition to the school term in acquainting herself with the various environments under which the students work, and assists them in planning their projects. This year various group discussions have been held and many home visits made. Big Picnic Sunday at At L. Pearson Home More than fifty relatives and friends gathered last Sunday at the R. V. Pearson farm home in Hardin, now occupied by his son, Lloyd Pearson and family, for a picnic dinner and social season. The occasion was in honor of Mrs. Alice Smith of Staticoy, California, a sisterinlaw of Mrs. R. V. Pearson, and Dr. and Mrs. Albert Evans of Pueblo, Colorado, Mrs. Evans being a sister of Mr. Pearson. Besides those above named the following were in attendance: Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Smith, C. P. Smith, Mrs. Carrie Smith and Leslie, Mrs. Julia Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. Chet Pearson and Mary, Mrs. Frank Coon and Ruth, Mrs. Mary Coon, Mr. and Mrs: Colby Jones and family, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Christofferson, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Chamberlain and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dunning and family, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brainard and family. Mrs. Hilda Bruns, Bernice Moon, Mrs. Julia Welter and granddaughter, Frank Ames arid Roy Smith. Old Age Pension Tax Due Before June 30 Residents of Allamakee county have paid $3,862.00 in 1936 old age assistance tax up to May 29, according to figures just released by Leo J. Wegman, treasurer of the state of Iowa. Clayton residents have paid $8,598, Fayette has paid $11,240 and Winneshiek county has remitted $8,278. The last day of grace for payment of the $2.00 per capita tax without penalty is June 30. After that date a penalty of one per cent per month will attach. To date Iowa has paid in $873,766.50 toward the old age assistance fund, and thus far the state has received $1,174,500 from the federal social security board to be used for the payment of assistance to the close of the fiscal year.

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