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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - August 7, 1940, Postville, Iowa 71 by. Per acre top Grain yield reported to Date threshing gets under Way monday after delays caused by Rains after being delayed for Over a week by torrential Rains Farmers in this Vicinity went to work monday under Clear skies threshing Grain which had withstood the excessive moisture quite Well. It was the opinion of the majority of Farmers that Oats and Barley had been damaged but since threshing rings have had an. Opportunity to inspect the Grain Many of the workers stale that the feeding qualities of Oats and Barley have not been impaired. Resale value of the Grain has been lowered but As most Farmers in this area use the Grain for feed on their own forms financial loss is said to be a a min Murn. A. A a yield of 71 bushels to the acre a tithe highest yield reported this week to the Herald. A latin Barcuis living Southwest 6fp6stville, received an average Otma bushels of Oats from a 12-acre Field. J -4?"bushels an acre. Victor Ruckdaschel living East of town on the Hardin Road used a Combine this summer to glean his Oats crop 12 acres of the Grain yielding him 500 bushels or about 42 bushels a per acre. Lee Folsom completed work on a 112-acre barter Field on sunday. Using a Combine he received a yield of 600 bushels or an average of 50 bushels to the acre. On the Gordon Lawson farm a Combine completed its work on 22 acres of Oats on Friday. Nearly 1,000 bushels were received As the Oats averaged 44 bushels to the acre. Threshers finished their work on the Henry Heusman farm monday evening. A Field of 19 acres yielded 916 bushels of Oats or a total of 48 bushels per acre. Thresh at Art so Krultz farm. Thirty five acres of Oats and Barley on the Arthur Schultz farm yielded approximately 45 or 50 bushels to the acre. Work was completed monday. It was reported that Barley went 40 bushels to the acre on the John Mangel i farm near Forest Mills. De Schlec received a total of 1,756 bushels of Oats off 35 acres or an average of 50 bushels per acre. Work was completed on his farm monday. Robert Meyer in the Bethel Community. Reports that his Barley on 14 j acres went 35.7 bushels per acre and �13 acres of mixed Oats and wheat threshed out 354 bushels for an Avert age yield of 27.2 bushels per acre. Eaton Waters used a Combine on his 21-acre Field of Oats receiving a yield of 35 bushels to the acre. It was the poorest yield i Ever had he reported. Last year or. Waters received 80 bushels to the acre which was about a the Best he Ever received. I threshers began work monday noon on the farm tenanted by Elmer Eber a and owned by will Leui which is located Southeast of Postville. By tuesday afternoon they had threshed w34 bushels of Oats on 41 acres. This a a yield of 54 & bushels to the acre s Lafe Tague completed combining 34 Lucres tuesday night the Barley was just fair he stated with the yield out 33 bushels to the f 2.04 inches of rainfall f Here during past week since last thursday an additional 1�h inches of rain have fallen in this Vicinity according to official weather observer. Victor Williams. That count of precipitation fell on August Jand 2. Or. Williams furnishes the following table showing maximum ,8nd minimum temperatures and the a count of rainfall since August-1. Ujj. Max. Min. Rain i to 1.80 59 1.20 t?7& 2. .90 67 .84 him 3._b1 70 Trace Vej �.�������.86-65 it 5.so 66 Trace i a a 8 .75 56 a. N. Or Maying lists Are corrected to Date a Cah the attention of Herald sub in is to the yellow address Label for n their paper or wrapper containing an rusts have been corrected to Date be 7f he Label shows a Date previous thai g 1040 it should remind them Al ,11 8 time to make a renewal pay ent at their earliest convenience. Lac week proving tenanted by Walter . T. Humphrey who handled tke3eal, announced that the land brought about $84 an acre or a total of $10,000. Final band concert is announced for wednesday aug. 14 band members Are grateful for Fine support with the approach of the school year Harold j. Gamble director of the Post Ville school band announces that the last open air concert in the City Park will be held next wednesday evening. The band will take a two weeks vacation before school opens and wishes at this time to express its appreciation for the Fine audiences they have had during their concert season and to those who have been so generous with their help in Many ways during the summer. Following is the program for the final concert to which the Public is cordially invited his Honor March .,-i.,.,.ifillmore country gardens Grainger entry of the Stormy weather Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen Arr. By David Bennett glory. Of the trumpets March. .,.l.,. Brockenshire wedding of the winds Waltz. Hall Atlantic zephyrs Gardell Simons trombone Solo Joe Marston narrator overture.,.buchtel Jacques de molar Marchi .,.je Well sell Spring pigs will Christofferson and Irving Deer ing Are among the first Farmers in this Vicinity to sell Spring pigs. Or. Christofferson sold 15 on saturday Eracli weighing about 225 pounds. On the same Day or. Deering brought 60 to town and sold them. They weighed about 210 pounds each $ expect to Start school addition construction soon school Board to take final action on plans at special meeting / hold services for g. Brandt Accident victim saturday succumbs to injuries while Autong in California a special meeting of the Board of directors of Postville Independent school District will be held thursday evening. Architect Charles Uisch of de Corah will be in attendance with plans of the proposed school addition which have been completed. Board members will act on the plans and if they meet with their approval a Call for bids will be immediately published. The contract for the erection of the addition will probably be let about september 3. According to present plans actual construction work will get under Way about september 5. Although it is hoped to have the addition ready for occupancy at the beginning of the second semester it is believed that construction work will not be completed in time probably not until a few weeks after the second semester is under Way. Heavy rain does damage to crops North of town funeral services for Gilbert Brandt were held saturday afternoon in St. Paul s lutheran Church with the Rev. F. R. Ludwig officiating. Burial was in the Postville cemetery. Pallbearers were William hitch and Lloyd Jacob of Elgin William t. Diamond of Fayette Kenneth Baldwin of Wadena James Ostlie of Clermont and Robert Kenney of Postville. They represented the Fayette county Rural Young people s club of which or. Brandt was a member. Gilbert Brandt suffered fatal injuries sunday july 28, in an automobile Accident eight Miles West of Williams calif., about 100 Miles South of Redding calif., where he worked As a Herdsman for the Kite Dairy ranch. The car which he was driving struck Loose gravel and rolled Over. In the mishap he was thrown out of the car. He passed away in a physician s car on the Way to a nearby Hospital. Three other passengers in the car escaped with slight injuries. Gilbert Arthur Carl Brandt was born May 22, 1916, a son of or. And mrs Ernest Brandt on the Brandt farm three and a half Miles Southwest of Postville. In his youth he attended Junction school a Short distance from the farm and in later years worked on the Home farm and on other farms in the immediate Vicinity. He made three trips to California spending Over three years at the Kite Dairy ranch near Redding. The youth is survived by his parents one sister mrs. Leon Topp of West Union and four Brothers Raymond and Otto at Home Clarence of near West Union and Verni of Clermont he is also survived by two half Brothers Chris Fischer of Tripoli and Walter Fischer of Fulda minn., and one half sister mrs. Grover Harris of Latimer. Among the Many people who attended the funeral on saturday were the following from a distance or. And mrs. Walter Fischer of Fulda minn., or. And mrs. Floyd Eldridge of Winnebago minn., or. And mrs. Frank min Ges of Owatonna minn., or. And mrs. Grover Harris and Ruth and or. And mrs. We. Meyer and Helen of Latimer or. And mrs. Chris Fischer of Tripoli or. And mrs. Raymond Brandt of Hartley mrs. Minnie Brandt of Marcus we. Mecklenberg or. And mrs. Herman Mecklenberg and Henry Mecklenberg of new Hampton. Kitten Bau team hands Luana its first defeat Postville s Kitte Ball team handed Luana s Strong aggregation a 7 to. 4 defeat sunday afternoon in a game played at Smith athletic Field. It was Luana s first loss of the season. Irving peering did the pitching for Postville hurling air tight ball.1 Clar ence Everman was his Catcher. Arno Wilker was on the Mound for Luana and Glen s was behind the plate organization meeting. There will be a meeting in the basement Assembly room of the new court House at Waukon Friday evening at 8 15 o clock for the purpose of organizing a Young Republican league. One of the heaviest Rains of the summer caused considerable damage saturday afternoon North of Postville in the Vicinity of yellow River. The downpour started about four o clock and for an hour it rained steadily the storm almost reaching cloudburst proportions. Although the exact amount of rain received is not known Farmers in that area estimate that approximately three inches were received. Lowlands were flooded by Waters of yellow River and Corn Oats and Barley crops were damaged. The rain also struck nearby towns. Waukon Decorah and Frankville reported a heavy rain at that hour. At Frankville several Telephone lines a were put out of order by the storm. The phone in the Chas. Linderbaum Home was burned out when lightning struck nearby. The Postville Farmers Telephone company also experienced trouble North of town As lightning knocked out several lines. Repairmen were in. Action saturday evening and sunday re establishing connections. Lightning struck on the farm of we. Buerger one mile Northeast of the Stone House killing two horses. On the Ralph Leppert farm about eight Miles Northeast of Postville two acres of soy Beans were flooded. Postville was on the Southern Edge of the storm and very Little rain fell Here in town. Postville "9" noses out Elkader sunday 5 to 4 behind the pitching of Murray Ellis Postville Defeated Elkader on sunday at Elkader 5 to 4. It was an exceptionally Well played game with Post Villa pushing Over the deciding run late in the game. The longest blow of the afternoon was a triple which was driven out by Don Voelker. The last scheduled game of the season will be played sunday at Garna Villo. Games with Ossian and Garna Villo which were rained out during the summer remain to be played. Oiling assessment notice appears in today s Herald property owners along streets which were recently oiled will find an assessment notice regarding this improvement on Page eight of today s Herald. Some spuds Harold a Christofferson who finds time from his work in the store to do a bit of gardening brought some of his freshly dug potatoes to this office tuesday afternoon that looked More like Muskmelon than spuds. One of them put on the Scales tipped the beam at 1% pounds and the others appeared to be equally As heavy. They Are of the Irish Cobbler variety and. Harold figures to have enough to carry him through a Long cold Winter. That get your readers to a thinking and maybe someone will come in with better spuds Harold opined. Tell us about your Garden and Field crops and Well Tell the world about them through these columns. 4s

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