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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - August 2, 1918, Postville, Iowa Successor to the "3cm a t clf�m�4"- Twenty sixth year Postville Iowa Friday August 2, 1918 number 40 from our Soldier boys letter from Eddie Schroeder. Camp Dix Wrightstown n. J july 10, 1918 dear brother and All As i have few spare minutes tonight i la drop Lyou a few lines and let you know i Igot your letter 0. K. And was glad to hear that you folks Are All Well. I am Fine and Dandy and like this Camp just Fine. It in t quite so close to town As Little Rock was but its got it beat a mile. Trenton is the main place we go to Here a City of about 200,000. Altho a big Bunch of the boys went to new York the fourth. I intended to go there myself but Only thirty per cent of us got passes. They Drew numbers and i was t one of the Lucky ones. I suppose you Are harvesting now. Our work Here is quite a Little different from that. We go out to the artillery Range most every Day and All we hear is bang bang bang Over our Heads. I picked up a Small three Inch Shell the other Day and i m going to Send it to a if i can and you can see it sometime when you go up Home. We Are practising Trench warfare and they keep dropping them i within a Hundred Yards in front of us. I and then with All the machine guns going you can imagine the noise. Where did you folks spend the 4 the. I pretended i was celebrating it saturday went Down to Trenton and after dinner a Bunch of us went out to the bathing Beach on the Delaware and of course the town in t very dry of we had a picnic. I will try and Tell you a Little of the trip Down Here which we All enjoyed tip top. We. Left Camp Pike on a sunday noon and arrived Here the following wednesday. The tire must have been eight train loads at least left that Day but we were the Only ones allowed to go there we liked at the cities we stopped at. The officers gave us compliments on our Good behaviour. Well after we left Arkansas we came thru Tennessee Mississippi Alabama Virginia Washington d. A Maryland Pennsylvania Delaware and new Jersey. We stopped at Memphis and Chattanooga tenn., and at the latter place a Bunch of us hired a car As we had two hours time and drove up to Lookout Mountain i forget the Elevation of it now but they say a fellow can see seven states from it. We also came thru the Allegheny and Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia the prettiest place i Ever saw in my life at Washington d. C., we stopped Long enough to have a Good lunch put up by miss Wilson and also saw the White House and the big Capitol. That was the last Stop until we arrived Here. I could have kept on going a week longer i enjoyed the trip so much. Must close with love and Best wishes to All. De. Letter from Merle Cole. Somewhere in France. My dear pals i m glad you received the paper As i think it is Fine and All the rest of the a. E. F. Think the same. In t the poetry in it great i wrote to Duffy some time ago but Haven t received an answer As yet. I would like to see him but doubt a lot if i get the Chance. The Guys that Are there in the National army sure have it soft. Gee most of them Are sergeants and lieutenants and poor Little Willie is a Buck private but i have it on the Bunch ath hat for i was the first one to be ducking Fritz s shells. I would t Trade my place with any of the Guys Thore. A i was up in an observation Post for some time and behave me that is the interesting Little life. An observation Post is a dugout up behind the infantry lines where you can watch la and so what Fritz is doing. If you see a Bunch of men or artillery you phone Back to the Battery who proceed to blow them to kingdom Como. They have a kind of agreement not to Shell observation posts unless we Shell theirs but i got it Throe times in the one i was in but Thoy did t get me. You can hear old Man Shell whistle and Thon a thud As she blows up probably fifteen or Twenty feet away. Of it s Lovely i helped repair one of our lines one night when they wore bursting fifty Yards Over us and although you ate pretty Safe if you lie Down it is an . Fae Lungi when flak on the ground they Imit strike close to Hurt any. Sure does seem like a Long time since i be seen you it has been such a Long time we Are nearly strangers. I think you would make a firs class gunner Only you re a Little too heavy. One Hundred and two pounds is quite a bit in these Days of saving space. A a stationery is very scarce at times but i have plenty now. You never can Tell when you Wil be away from civilization. I wish you could see the artillery loading and unloading. It is just like a circus Only we have our pretty Little 75 is instead of the band wagons they make Fine music but the bos Che does t appreciate it. He appreciates it but he does t like it. A horse is certainly a lot of company to a fellow after you know and understand him. Old Cinderella will go into my pockets after Oats and Salt and i sure do like the old repro Bate. It is a pretty hard life for a horse Tho. I knew you would like the paper and will Send you another soon. With love your pal Bill. Letter from Louis Brandt. Camp Dix new Jersey july 28, 1918. Dear Friend i have been receiving the Herald you Send and am glad to get it. It is sure a Dandy paper you Are putting out and was very interesting Reading. We Are having Fine weather Here but it is getting awful hot Here now. We were out to the Rifle Range last week and think we will go again some other week to finish up. I met Paul Schmidt at the Range and it was the first time i met him since we were Here. I also met Eddie Schroeder the first week we were Here but Haven t seen him since. They Are both in the347th infantry and Are located about a mile and a half from us. This is a Large Camp they say this is the largest Camp in the u. S. It is very Sandy Here. I received a letter from Hale burling some time ago and must get Busy and answer it soon As i am glad to get All the news from Postville i can. John Lawson of Postville and Harry Koth of Luana Are both in the same co. I am in. They have an aviation corps about 30 Miles from Here and so we can see the aeroplanes once in awhile. Well i can t think of any More to write so think i will close. Best regards to All. Louie w. Brandt. . A 312th engineers. Letter from corp. Louis Salzgeber. Dear Uncle Well i thought it was about time to drop you a few lines. I bet you thought i was a Dandy for not writing until now. Well one thing i sure am kept Busy we hardly have any time for ourselves. We Are on the go from 5 45 a. M. Until 0.30 at night and then have school after supper. We landed Here at this new Camp on the 4th and had to work All Day putting up our tents so you see we did t have much of a 4th. Well anyway we should worry because it is More like Home Here. We do not have the Sand storms that we had at Cody and another thing is that we can go bathing Here. There is a Park that they Call Medicine Park which is eight Miles from Here where the boys All go bathing. It is merely a summer resort. We Are motorized now and have big trucks to drive and no More horses to clean off. The boys took the trucks out to the Park. The Only thing we miss Here is Tho Good water. We have got miserable water but Are getting used to it. There is a Spring about a mile from Here ibid after supper the boys All go Over there to get a drink of Good water. There is also a River Over there where the Hoys go bathing and fishing. There is All kinds of Woods Here. We Are seven Miles from the City of Lawton Oklahoma. It is a place of about 12,-000, and there is a Street car running out to Camp. There Are three cars running every hour and it ouly costs 10c to ride there is an aviation school Here and All kinds of them Fly inc above you. I have seen three of them fall to Tho ground already since i have been Here. Some of Thorn fall nearly every Day. For mine i think i will stay on the ground. Thoy sure do pull off All kinds of stunts in the air when i go up town i will get you some of the scenery around Here to give you an idea of what it look like Here. I am still in the signal detail. Have Boon going to school of local Market record busted ten wednesday of this week Ray Jacobia living South of Postville delivered to c. F. Meier of this City Twenty three head of three year old steers for which he received $200.00 per head or a total of f4600.00, which is the highest Price Ever paid for cattle in the history of the Postville Market. These steers were purchased by or. Jacobia last fall at a Price just a trifle under $90 per head and with the exception of a Little Shock Corn last Winter they were strictly grass fed and he certainly realized a Nice profit on his investment. When we consider that few horses would command such a Price it is easy to imagine that beef is now higher than at the time when the cow jumped Over the Moon. Ery afternoon we All have to learn French. There were nine of us that took an examination saturday morning for non Cor Sand out i the 9 there was two of us that made Good. I came out on top. From now on you can address me As Corporal. It was easy for me because i had All that was Given to me in the exam. I stand a Good Chance to do better yet. It aint the schooling so much to make Good. It s Soldier while you Soldier. Some of the Fellows Don t give a a and that s Why they in t get any place. I have always done what i was told and found it was the Best in the Long run. I expect to get six weeks of school Here All that is lacking is that the boys have not got discipline. As non coms All eat by themselves the table is All set for us and it sure seems Good to help yourself again and eat out of real dishes. Before i had to fall in line and wait for my turn. They re making three classes out of the battalion now for the privates a a c. Those in the a class will be Given All the privileges that Are allowed in the army those in b will be about the same but those in c will have to do All the extra Wox a that is to be done. Those in c Are the ones that did t give a a but i think they will hit the Ball now. They Are going to Start this tomorrow. They Are also going to keep track of the battalion that has the cleanest streets the most times in a month and the one the most Points will each get a ticket to the Liberty theater and the ones that have the cleanest Kitchen the most times will get 300 packages of cigarettes. I. Have got a couple of letters from Willie and am glad he is coming along Good. I sent him some pictures from Here and he was glad to get them. I sure wish i could see him. Well christ., we old men might get a Chance to go Home on a furlough but do not plan on it yet but if i can get 15 Days i will see if i can t come and spend a Day or so there i will come that Way first and go Home from there As i can go Home from Here in 86 hours. The boys All had rifles issued to them today so it willbe another Job on hand to learn them the manual of arms. The non coms get pistols of course and that makes me mad. Well Uncle christ., i will close for this time. Your Nephew Louis Salzgeber fort Sill Oklahoma. Ladies join the band. The several drafts have made such inroads upon the membership of the Postville band that if the organization is to continue some new blood must be infused into it. It is therefore urged that any below or above the draft a desire the band to continue and who is there who does not should join the band and do it How. In Decorah a number of ladies have joined the band and we believe Postville Young ladies should do likewise As it is really a necessity that we keep our present splendid band up to its High Standard. Come on ladies show the folks you can step in join the band and do it now. An every Day occurrence. The Livermore Gazette Speaks of a Man in that town who a few Days ago noticed a train coming into the station that seemed Likely to make the crossing across main Street ahead of him. He at once seeded up his car to 40 per and barely succeeded in missing the cow Catcher by a few feet. After which he stopped his car and visited wih bystanders for fifteen minutes a motorcycle came popping into town last saturday seemingly at fifty Miles an hour the Driver seeming intent on summoning a physician for a dying neighbor. But no he Drew up to the sidewalk lit a cigarette and stood around for ten minutes talking and speculating on How quickly he got Over the last mile of the Road. Like brother Miller we fail to see any reason for this sort of haste. What would those few extra minutes amount to if such recklessness endangers life and proves fatal As it Many times does. When Speed mania once attacks some people they will never recover until they break their necks. Whiskey forty years old. W. W. Con Stock married. The wedding of miss Beula Wright of los Angeles California and w. W. Comstock of West Union was solemnized at the summer Homo of the Groom s brother,.dr. And mrs. Alfred e. Comstock of st. Paul Minnesota suture by afternoon july 20, at five o clock and was. Witnessed Only by the families of Tho contracting parties. Billy is Well known in northeastern Iowa by Virtues of being reporter for the late judge a n. Hobson and is now a practising attorney in this City and the Republican nominee for attorn Riey of Fayette co. Union four of the most dejected citizens of Emmetsburg Are e. H. Soper attorney h. W. Beebe manager of the Emmetsburg seed House h. M. Hel Gen real estate dealer and j. H. Knoblauch dry goods merchant. They were All Busy locating As directors the lines in excavating for the basement of the new Emmetsburg Telephone building when one of them or. Soper located in the Side of the Bank in the rear of the lot what he supposed to be a Small Stone. He jabbed it with his pick axe and to his Surprise discovered that he had broken the neck of a Jug filled with whiskey which was buried in the ground forty years ago. Tho liquor scattered quickly in every direction and All that he could possibly save was the smell. The members of the party were of course horrified Over their loss As whiskey and especially old whiskey is not to be had these Days. Forty years ago an underground Saloon was located on the lot. It was conducted by Charles German \ and Henry Dimler now at it. Dodge. The property was later used for a furniture store and during the past few years for a feed store. Tho feed store was recently burned and the Telephone company bought the lot for it new building. Postville 25 years ago. From the Volks Blatt of aug.3, 1893  hogs ?3.60 per Hundred. Gust Koevenig has sold his House to Fred Schara. Jas. Shepherd is learning the Printer s Trade at Bro. Burdick s. Fred Schara has resigned his position at John Crosby s store. Fritz Wilke is building a House. Jas. Sheehy has the contract. J. M. Thoma s new drug and grocery store is now open for business. Twenty two tickets were sold for the excursion to Clear Lake last sunday. John Waters purchased the it West of the Post office of George Lull for $450. Christ Salzgeber of Boscobel wis., has established himself in business Here. Fred Kamps has purchased the pleister farm consisting of 100 acres dior $2,500. The Geo. Thoma and j. E. Perry families Are rejoicing Over the arrival of daughters. De Medary Fred Beedy or. And mrs. Bert e. Tuttle and or. And mrs. Godfrey Staadt Are visiting the world s fair at Chicago this week., neighbourhood news. Items of interest from. Alla Makee and adjoining counties. Red Cross notes. Two boxes containing Bath Robes pyjamas and knitted goods have been shipped by the local chapter this week. Howard w. Fenton of Chicago has been appointed division manager of he Central division succeeding Brut d. Smith who goes abroad in red Cross service. Those subscribing for the red Cross Magazine june 1917, your subscription expires with the August Issue. Those wishing to renew leave your names at the red Cross shop. Attention has been called to the fact that much mail from America to red Cross workers in France bears a five cent stamp. Members of families of red Cross workers abroad and friends in this country should remember that mail for them when addressed in care of the american rec Cross is entitled to pass As american expeditionary Force mail which. Requires Only three cents in postage politics must not be mixed with red Cross activities it is announced by. Acting general manager George a Scott of the american red Cross upon instructions from the War coun a the following taken from his Pettei make the necessity of this attitude Clear the first general election since the Entrance of the United states into War is to take place be i fore Long. The red Cross is and must be maintained a strictly nonpartisan nonpolitical organization. The reasons for this Are so obvious to everyone that they need no a song recital. Bertha iceman of Chicago will give a song recital at the congregational Church Postville tuesday August 13th, for the Benefit of the red Cross. Miss Beeman while visiting in Waukon is giving her services without charge in red Cross Benefit concerts in surrounding towns she goes from Waukon to new York City where she apears As leading contralto in an All american festival for six Days. She has been selected by Carrie Jacobs Bond to sing her composition at that festival on composers Day which is considered a High Honor. A lovers of music should hear this Fine artist who is so generously aiding in the Noble cause of the red Cross. Program and press notices next week. Does t like extra ride. In commenting on certain changes the Rock Island Road will make at Decorah the Republican says another thing that should to provided for is a connection of the two lines at Postville so that the Rock Island could use the Milwaukee tracks from Postville to Ossian and thus avoid the three mile switch Back to the Junction be fore trains can proceed to Decorah. The Public and Railroad employees All detest this time killer and its termination would be hailed with Joy while both expense and labor could be saved. Last week w. J. Webster of Cresco sold one hog that brought him $130. J. T. Ryan of near new Albin sold 34 steers which averaged $183.40 per head. Cresco last week purchased $6000 Worth of new equipment for their fire department. The red Cross chapter of Clermont realized $194.20 from a dance give ii at the Home of mrs. De West. At Decorah nine girls have joined the local band filling vacancies caused by the boys leaving for the War. V Gordan Lake a 15 year old Gutten Berg lad was accidentally drowned when he got into deep water and not being Able to Swirn. The boys and girls in the Jower grades of the schools of Dubuque did their bit by whittling out the Needles with which the older people knit red Cross blankets. Mrs. Nate Bond of Arlington marketed seventh seven Spring Chicks ast week at 32 cents a Pound. They weighed on an average two and a half pounds each and brought for the lot 561.60. Fully a thousand people attended i dance Given for the Benefit of the red Cross at the Mathis Home in la Ayette township this county last wednesday. The total receipts were $205.25. Jerry Hurley of new Albin who was kicked by a horse several weeks ago had to be taken to a la Crosse Hospital where it was found necessary to amputate the leg gangrene having developed one cannot help but notice the fact hat everywhere the women Are taking Che places of the men. While South last week we discovered that even the scarecrows in the Cornfields wore Northern news. Father Whalen of Cresco has been accepted dby the National army As a chaplain and will leave Cresco to be succeeded there by. Father Mcdonald. Father Whalen was Given a reception by his Church and his protestant friends presented him with a Fine wrist watch. Carol and Phillip Daubenberger and William Walters performed the somewhat unusual stunt last sunday morning of swimming completely a Cross the Mississippi River to the Island opposite a distance of almost a mile. Bill o Brien accompanied them  with a boat As a measure of precaution. This has been done before but it is not an every Day occurrence. North Iowa times. Miss Laura Mettlin of Oelwein who taught in the English department of the West Union High school last year is doing her bit to win the War having engaged As a Harvest hand with he Uncle Arnaldo Shaw a Farmer near Oelwein. Miss Mettlin May not get herself into poetry As did Maud Muller but she is on the Job just the same and driving a team in the Harvest Field. At Mason City the other Day Fred Marsh and deputies swooped Down on the roof of a building South of the m. B. A. And confiscated 21 Gallons of whiskey which was discovered under a skylight Over the eagles Hall. Access to the liquor was made by going out of a window and Down a fire escape of the m. A a. Building. The liquor was in gallon bottles and each one was in cardboard Cartons. The popularity of the Little Brown Church in the Vale near Nashua holds its own even in War times As is manifested by the annual Register of visitors kept in the Church. Since january 1 there have been visitors from twelve different states in the Union and thirty five different towns and cities in Iowa. The recent Cyclone in the Vicinity broke several panes of Glass in the. Church windows but did no other damage to it. After his Arm had been Cut off Between the Elbow and forearm in a Binder Henry Ninneman a Farmer who lives six Miles North and four Miles East of Sac City gripped the bleeding stump with his hand and gamely walked a Quarter of a mile across the Fields to his House. Surgeons were summoned at once and he is now recovering. Air. Ninneman is 60 years old and the father of four children he lives in Williams township Calhoun county just across the line from Sac

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