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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - April 10, 1940, Postville, Iowa . Music students win High honors take thirteen firsts at the West Union contest other school news Postville High school music students captured 13 firsts eight seconds and two thirds Friday and saturday in the preliminary state music contest held at West Union. Alt soloists and groups both in vocal and instrumental who earned first place ratings Are eligible to compote in the District contest at Waterloo april 25, 28 and 27. At West Union the Postville music students made the Best showing in the history of the local school. They led All other class b schools in the number of first place ratings won. Last year in the preliminary state music contest at Charles City the Postville music groups and soloists captured eleven firsts. A year ago miss Margaret Huebner added a first place to the total by playing a baritone euphonium Solo. As she later won National honors on this instrument she was not forced to compete again this year in the preliminary contests but will go directly to the National contest. The Postville marching band also National winners last year will not compete in the slate contests As they Are eligible to go to the National contest at St. Paul without entering Iowa contests. The National contest will be held on May 16, 17 and 18. Harold j. Gamble instrumental music head deserves a world of Praise for his Fine work in developing music i Postville High school. He has Given each music student individual attention and under his watchful Eye this department has come to the fore until it ranks High among the leading music j departments in the state. In the instrumental department. Postville captured 10 number one ratings out of a possible 12, or an average of 831 per cent the ratings at the West Union preliminary contest follows number 1 rating Bass Solo by Duane Schroeder baritone Solo by Paul Schutte tuba olo by by Harris snare dim Solo by Paul Schutte trombone olo by Joe Marston boys quartet composed of Harold Mohs Robert Overland Durwood Schutta and Duane Schroeder clarinet quartet composed of Bernice Oldag Joan Searls Pearl Schultz and Bernita Hangartner Wood wind quintet composed of Marion Sonnkalb Marian Casten Joan Searls Dorothy Schultz and Alan Beucher saxophone quartet composed of act Bert Overland Durwood Schutta Harold Mohs and Gloria Erickson trombone quartet composed of Joe Mars ton Charlene Baltz Murtis Gordanier and Margaret Huebner brass sextet composed of Robert Kneeland Donald Schultz. Dorothy Schultz Joe Marston Margaret Huebner and by Harris mixed clarinet quartet composed of Bernice Oldag Joan Searls Darlene Douglass and Durwood Schutta and the concert band. Number 2 rating contralto Solo by Dorothy Schultz girls sextet Mezzo Soprano Solo by Marion Sonnkalb mixed quartet girls Trio girls glee club oboe Solo and French Horn Solo. Number 3 rating Soprano Solo by Helen Sander and mixed chorus. All of the Postville soloists were accompanied at the piano by mrs. Adrian Iveland of Luana. Junior senior prom. Committees have been chosen for he Junior senior prom to be held on april 20. The chairmen for these Are oration Opal Gordanier refresh eats Leah Harris music and floor show Marilyn Thomson and Durwood Schutta programs Charlene Baltz inflation Lloyd Palmer clean up building Donald Davenport kit men Earl Chamberlain property Oberl Overland. April 30 is deadline for aaa program sign ups All Farmers in Alla Makee county Are being Given a Chance to indicate whether or not they want to participate in the 1940 farm program announces Michael f. Burke county aaa chairman. April 30, he said is the deadline for signing the farm plan for township committeemen have conducted the sign up meetings and explained the new program. Every Farmer will know in Advance the approximate benefits he is to receive the chairman declared. Special and total soil depleting allotments have been issued and each producer has had ample time to plan his farming operations he said. Attention of multiple landowners was called to the requirement that a farm plan must be signed by the owner or operator for each farm before that farm becomes eligible for conservation payments parity payments or commodity Loans. Reports from the county office indicate that participation in the program this year be at least 85 per cent. In 1939 Over 80 per cent of the Farmers took part in the program. Hall Roberts son seed business Breaks record an encouraging note was injected into the general business Outlook when Harvey Roberts reported today that the biggest business week in the history of Hall Roberts son was experienced last week. Seed buyers made purchases from Hall Roberts son from Many Distant Points and mail orders continued to arrive to keep or. Roberts staff of workers Busy from Early in the morning until late at night. Ole j. Olson passes on funeral services today local sportsmen make shelters for the Trout Home taking the ninth homemaking class is dying child guidance in answer to he goals what should we expect of he child what is his play life and what books and toy should he continued on Page eight Carroll Berres murder trial set for april 22 Carroll Berres who is charged with he murder of marshal Elmer Lennon v h be tried for first degree murder Waukon District court beginning on pril 22. Judge t. H. Goheen of Cal a will preside at the trial. All trial jurors have been ordered report april 22 at 10 a. M. For duty dec Goheen has ordered 15 Addi Lonal jurors to be put on the list. E do Sander Eaton a. Waters and u a Heins of Postville Are among the additional jurors week. Sportsmen in Postville worked on sunday at Livingood Springs North of town. They spent the afternoon making places of cover for the Trout and building Small Wing dams to prevent the Bank of the Stream from caving in or washing away. The group included l. J. Masonhall Winfield Masonhall a. W. Bush Helmuth Meyer Leo Meyer Earl Gray Ivan Blackmer and i. L. Thomson. Dubuque Man to speak Here probation officer to be at commercial club an address of special significance will be Given thursday evening at the monthly meeting of the Postville commercial club by Nicholas j. Sutton of Dubuque. He will speak on the subject of juvenile or. Sutton is being sent to Postville by the Dubuque chamber of Commerce. In a letter to Harvey Roberts who is in charge of the task of securing speakers for the local organization c. C. Simpson Secretary of the Dubuque chamber of Commerce recommended or. Sutton very highly. He is chief probation officer for Dubuque county or. Simpson explained in his letter and is very much interested in his Job. He should deliver an address of great interest As usual the entertainment committee of the Postville commercial club will serve another of their famous dutch lunches. Members of the club who plan on being in attendance Are urged to be present at 6 30 o clock. The address by or. Sutton will begin at 7 30 o clock. Funeral services for Ole j. Olson were conducted this afternoon by the Rev. J. Ian Fraser in the Community presbyterian Church. Earlier services were held in the Home of or. Olson s sister mrs. Olaf Hansen. Burial was in Postville cemetery. Or. Olson passed away on monday morning after an illness of Long duration. He was 67 years old. Ole j. Olson was born in Post township Alla Makee county on october 24. 1872, a son of Julius and Elizabeth Gilbertson Olson. With the exception of a few months he spent his entire life in Post township residing the greater part of it on the farm North of Postville. Several months ago or. Olson moved from his farm to Postville where he lived with his sister mrs. Hansen. In addition to mrs. Hansen he is survived by another sister mrs. Grant Huey and a brother Martin Olson. A third sister mrs. Louise Mcmasters preceded him in death in 1927. Or. Olson was baptized in his Early life at the West Clermont lutheran Church where his parents both of whom were born in Norway were members. Virginia Marston makes Good showing As speller census enumerators in this Vicinity begin work cens is enumerators Are Busy this week ill this Vicinity. O. J. Beucher began talking the census in Postville Friday morning and in Post township Leonard Christofferson started his work of counting nose the population of grand Meadow township Clayton county is being checked by Lorenz Reinhardt. In Castalia and Bloomfield township in Winneshiek county mrs. Elmer Bud Denberg is taking the census and Ben Geving has begun his work in Frank Ville and Frankville township.",. Frederick Overbeck is the census enumerator in Giard township Clayton county and mrs. Irene Rogers is taking the census in Luana and Monona township in addition to answering questions regarding name age education occupation marriage children etc., everyone will be asked about their income. Those who Are really in the Money will not need to be too concerned for if it is Over $5,000 the amount will simply be entered As Over $5,000." the census taking must be completed by the end of the month. Two 4-h record books entered in state contest Eileen Chamberlain member of the Franklin merry makers 4-h club and Zita Ferring member of the Jolly neighbors 4-h club have been selected by the 4-h county club committee of Alla Makee county As eligible to enter the state 4-h record Book contest. Each of these girls record Book is entered in Competition with other 4-h club members throughout the state for the purpose of selecting the 4-h members who will attend the National club Camp in Washington d. A in june. Since 1927, when trips to the National Camp were inaugurated Iowa has sent a total of 51 girls and boys. These delegates spend a week at the Camp in Washington not Only to see the National Capitol but to participate in a program designed to give leadership training. Each record Book contains a summary of the 4-h member s activities in 4-h club work and the number of years she has been enrolled. Each of the above sent in a very interesting summary of their 4-h club experiences. They both have a Large number of years to their credit. We believe the county is adequately represented. Farmers hear la scission of i940 program speaker says prices will go up when unemployed get Back to work musical show is coming to Iris sunday monday three cheers for the Irish a picture with a grand touch of Irish humor that sparkles and shines will be seen thursday Friday and saturday at tiie Iris theatre. Priscilla Lane Dennis Morgan Thomas Mitchell and Allan Hale make up the cast. It is a Story of pathos and drama with miss Lane playing another role which is especially suited for her. A great musical show Broadway Melody of 1940," is coming sunday and monday. The world s greatest dancers Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell Are together for the first time. Others in the cast Are George Murphy Frank Morgan Lynne Carver Florence Rice and Ian Hunter. The picture was produced on the largest and most magnificent stage Ever constructed for stage or screen. Some of the hit tunes Are begin the beguine i concentrate on you and Between you and Preston Foster and Ellen Drew will play the leads in Geronimo a picture of spectacular entertainment which will be seen tuesday and wednesday a miss Virginia Marston daughter of or. And mrs. E. C. Marston was the runner up in the Oral spelling contest for the championship of Alla Makee county. It was conducted last week in the auditorium of the courthouse at Waukon. Miss Rita Lyons daughter of or. And mrs. Thomas Lyons of Hanover township won the Oral division As Well As being acclaimed county Champion by outselling 23 competitors. Miss Marston went Down on the word a few of the words which were misspelled by the contestants Are As follows innumerable elementary counterfeit Bungalow villain strenuous Glycerine ignoramus Jardiniere incorrigible vigilance Pessimist and allegiance. Gambles will leave for Elgin 111., this weekend Adrian Gamble went to Chicago 111., sunday after Loon to assume his new duties with the Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul and Pacific Railroad company As agriculture agent of the colonization department of the Road. His teaching Post in the local High school has been filled by or. Eugene Sutton of Olin who arrived Here on sunday and is living at the miss Anna Day and is living at the miss Anna Leui residence. Or. Gamble will return to Postville this week end and his family will move to Elgin 111., where they will make their new Home. Or. Gamble s office will be located in Chicago. Sunday s rain slows up Field work of Farmers rain fell in copious quantities All Day sunday to give farm land in this Vicinity much needed moisture. It delayed Farmers who Are anxious to begin work in their Fields As Well As residents in town who Are raking lawns and working in their gardens. A typical summer Day was enjoyed monday but it began raining again Early tuesday morning. About a Quarter of an Inch of rain fell on sunday. Retired Lansing publisher passed away on Friday h. J. Metcalf of Des Moines Field Man for the Secretary of state stopped at the Herald office Friday on his Way to Lansing where his father. George w. Metcalf. 84, had passed away. Geo. W. Metcalf at the age of 13, started working on the Lansing Mirror and later purchased the paper. After pub Lishing the Mirror for Many years he sold it to Dunlevy bros., who consolidated it with their Alla Makee journal. Library Breaks records during month of March mrs. S. C. Baily Libra Ian reports that during March More books were loaned than in any other month in the history of the Postville Library. Her accurate Check shows 864 books were loaned to the Public in March. The difficult task of counting and numbering the books at the Library has been completed. A total of 2.701 books include 1,322 adult fiction books 583 non fiction and 796 juvenile books. During the Library year from april 1, 1939, to april 1, 1940, 5,559 books were loaned. Adult fiction leads the list with 2,790, juvenile fiction ranked second As 2,061 books were loaned. A total of 435 non fiction books were loaned 247 books from the travelling Library and 26 juvenile non fiction. Ern Lercie will rebuild. Home destroyed by fire Ern Lerch who lives about four Miles South of Gunder is drawing plans for an eight room House to replace the one destroyed try fire about two weeks ago. Its to cube a Story and a half with four rooms on each floor. Present plans Call for a Home 28x28 feet. Start on phone lines in May. The Postville Farmers Telephone company will begin their improve ment program the. Latter part of this month or Early in May. In addition to making ext Ensi improvements at the Telephone office a new Cable and other improvements will be completed this summer. Freak pig born on Lloyd Bigler farm a Freak pig was born last week on the farm of Lloyd Bigler near Postville. Or. Bigler reported that the pig had one head and two snouts. Merchants plan a Sal week week of april 22-27 set for offering big bargains Postville merchants Are planning an end of the month Sale which will be held for one week april 22 to 27. Although the Sale is Over a week away local merchants Are already getting their Stock in readiness for the event. People living in Postville and this trading territory Are asked to watch for this special Sale week and take advantage of the Opportunity to shop in Postville. Large stocks on shelves of Postville stores offer great selections to shoppers so Don t forget the Date monday april 22, to saturday april 27, inclusive. Farm leaders from Alla Makee county and other counties in this part of the state who attended the District Extension service school at West Union last week heard the farm program threshed out from Many angles. On the program were a philosopher an economist a business administrator and a government official. High Point of the conference was the address wednesday by Walter w. Wilcox Iowa state College agricultural economist who singled out unemployment among City Consumers As agriculture s chief problem. Putting the 10 million unemployed Back to work at a living wage would go a Long ways toward solving the agricultural Price situation he declared. We have always consumed All the food we produced he pointed out. With 10 million unemployed taken out of our consumer purchasers however prices of farm products have been lower than they would have been had these workers drawn regular pay Iowa s farm problem Wilcox said is far less acute than that for the nation As a whole. He quoted figures showing that in 1939 the average Cash farm income in this state was $702 for every Man woman and child on farms compared with $266 for the National farm population $269 for Ohio and $118 for Mississippi. Since the aaa started in 1933, it has been responsible for from 4 to 14 per cent of the Cash farm income for the United states he reported. This was mostly due to government payments rather than to Price raising features of production control. In general in the Corn Belt states planting of soy Beans and legume Hay on land taken out of Corn and Small Grain production and use of hybrid Corn has caused the net reduction in feed production to be very slight. Increased quantities of these legumes Are being substituted for Corn in the Corn Belt feeding program he pointed out. In the opening session monday afternoon or. Howard Bowen of Iowa University declared that permanent stagnation of business with unemployment at a High level will result unless some More Basic Way of correcting economic ills is found than continued government spending and lending. He said that new and profitable investment outlets must be found which will keep Money circulating in a healthy condition and prevent hoarding. Circulation of Money he said is As important to economic life As the circulation of blood is to the human body. Or. Charles h. Patterson Nebraska University philosopher brought before the group his Conception of what is necessary to save democracy and bring the United states out of its present state of he suggested the necessity of dispelling sectional or class interests by convincing people that the welfare of one is the welfare of All. Second he said we must preserve continued on Page eight Energy for Rural lines to emanate from this generating Plant a 1 an architect s drawing of the million Dollar Rea steam generating Plant to be constructed this summer at Genoa wis., is shown above. The Alla Makee Clayton Rural electric cooperative with Headquarters in Postville will be one of 11 cooperatives to receive service from the Power Plant. At the present time the cooperative is serving approximately 500 members and is receiving Power from the interstate Power company on a one year contract. / when the new Plant is completed it will furnish electricity to approximately 20,000 farm Homes in Minnesota. Iowa and Wisconsin. Tri state is also constructing 350 Miles of High voltage transmission lines to connect the Plant with the. Distribution systems of its members. Construction of the Plant and lines is being financed by a Federal loan of $1,500,000. If the second allotment is approved by the Rea administration the a Makee Clayton electric cooperative should have approximately 1,200 members receiving service by the time they Start receiving Energy from the new. Tri state Power Plant

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