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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - August 16, 1918, Postville, Iowa Successor to the Cut Matt Twenty sixth year Postville Iowa Friday August 16, 1918 number 42 i our Soldier boys letter from Leo Hanks to compile list of Alla Makee county boys in the service. Camp Gordon Georgia August 8, 1918. Fiend Bill i thought you might to have a letter from me for paper so will try to Tell you thing of the Camp and of our. Here. There Are sixty thousand Here now so we Are a City of our j. The Camp is Laid out in streets avenues and is about eight Miles and ten Miles Long. We Are 15 irom Atlanta but can go to on either the train or trolley in Jit thirty minutes so As soon As fare out of quarantine i expect in will be a great Rush to the City is a replacement Camp the men Are to get six weeks training we go to England to finish our fining and from that time on will called into Active service just Fen necessary to fill out other com Bies hence the name replacement fitment. Pur schedule is pretty stiff As we i expected to do three months work i the six weeks. We had Gas Drill third Day we were in Camp and just ten Days after Landing Here i have our Complete equipment with s exception of our Gas masks Jitich i think we will get soon. A the y. M. C. A. For our regiment 1 Only about fifty feet from our bar ticks so we All spend considerable Ine there. On wednesday and Sun by evenings religious services Are eld and on the other evenings they ave music or movies so there is allays something to do. The main rouble is in finding time to go As Tuch As we would like. J about one half of the Postville Loys Are quartered in this Barracks ind we try to be together As much As possible. We just got our second a hot in the Back this morning and Lave been ordered to take it easy for Twenty four hours As the serum does rot usually make the men sick if they will keep quiet there is to be a Kail game at Atlanta saturday after Toon and a special train is to be run a or the soldiers but if our record for he week is not sufficiently Good we vill put in the afternoon on the Rock pile. Our Captain certain things and we men either accomplish our tasks or suffer. Most of the men lire working hard but of course there ire a few who do not not take any in Terest in their work and Are in Trou be most of the time. I suppose most of the people at ome have an idea that we Are suffer no from the heat. Well it is hot it not More so than in Iowa in fact our evenings Are always Cool. We sleep with a Blanket Over us every night. The climate is so much like that of Iowa and the country around Here resembles that at Home so much that it is hard to realize that we Are to far from Home. Our Camp is located so High and the climate such that it is said to be one of the health Iest Camps in the u. S. I certainly never Felt better in my life except for a few hours after we got our shots. We Are to have a lecture in a few minutes so will have to Stop for this time but will write again when Ever i can think of anything that will interest the Home folks. Sincerely private Geo. Leo Hanks co. A 5th inf. Real. Kept Postville boys Enro Ute. Scranton pa., August 11, 1918 miss Phoebe Brandt Postville Iowa. Your brother while passing through Aero this afternoon asked me to write to you and fell you he is Well and in Good boys detained Here marched around a Little for exercise and then received some refresh ments and smokes from the red Cross and so spent Quito a Little time Here they All looked Fine and were in the Bast of spirits cheering and singing to said they had been treated Fine All a Long the line had Good things to eat and Hearty welcomes. He sends love to you and wants you to know that to is Well and Happy. Jessie Fraser. A wounded Carrier Pigeon was recently found near West Union the Pigeon has been put in a comfortable Placo and the red Cross is making Money out of it by charging five cents a look at the Bird. The Waukon commercial club has undertaken to compile a Complete list of All Alla Makee county boys in War service and have placed the matter in charge of a committee consisting of William s. Hart h. A. Bentley and p. S. Narum. The purpose is to make up a list that will be absolutely Correct and authentic from which the name of not a single Alla Makee co. Boy will be omitted. Names and records of All registered men can be obtained from the county exemption Board and difficulty will be in completing list from the following classic Alla Makee county men in regular army Navy and Marine corps at outbreak of War. B those who enlisted in any Branch of service before registration. C volunteers in All branches of service Over or under draft age or who for any other reason were not registered. D Alla Makee county boys called into service or enlisted who registered elsewhere. Volunteers from every township and town in county to compile Correct lists of those who Are in service outside of registered men Are earnestly called for. Postmasters members of defense Council and All patriotic citizens who want Alla Makee county record to be exact and Correct Are called upon to co operate. Let lists for each township be sent in and also relative or member of family report each individual direct. Send All lists and reports to p. S. Narum citizens state Bank Waukon. Gave up an $80 a week Job into the army. Many voluntary sacrifices of Good positions Are being made by America s Young men to take part in the great War. Among them is that of Lieut. Lloyd Herron of Lemars who departed Friday for Petersburg va., after spending a Short time in be Mars before entering Active service. Lieut Herron had been in the engineering department of the Chester ship Yards at Chester pa., and was receiving $80 per week. He was exempt from military duty but As he told his parents in a letter he Felt he must get into the great struggle in which the United states was engaged to make the world Safe for democracy. He went to new York City and took the examination receiving the commission of lieutenant. In the  army Lieut Herron will not receive half As much salary As he did in the ship Yards but it is the life nowadays and finances do not Cut much figure with the average Young Man in this country when a principle is at stake. She wears five Gold stars. Mrs. Abigail Winters a Little Grey haired pathetic eyed woman of a 68 years sat in the lobby of a Burlington hotel one Day last week waiting for her train. A Little Wisp of crepe trailed across her shoulder and she looked at the watch on her wrist so often and intently that one knew it was not the time of Day she saw on its face. A patriotic Breeze lifted the veil and displayed five Gold stars on the woman s breast. At sight of the significant emblems a bystander sized her hand and remarked sympathetically Why Mother is it True that you have lost five relatives in this terrible War sons she replied with startling eloquence. I just got word that Jimmy the youngest was killed in action ant they sent me his effects from the front. This was his and she showed the watch that encircled the thin wrist. The woman was from Montreal Canada and was on her Way to Gary ind., to spend her remaining Days with a grand Nephew. Her five sons vol entered at the outbreak of the War and were with the first Canadian von Tingent that reached France. Their Mother carried in her suitcase five $1,000 insurance policies in which she is named As beneficiary. The City of Montreal presented each of its first volunteers with a policy for that amount. Miss Clara Hanson was at Clear Lake last sunday. Postville merchants adopt the Cash and Garry plan new plan goes into effect sept. 1 this course Lias been decided upon in conformance with government recommendations that All retail businesses get on a sound commercial basis Only possible by doing away with credits and simplifying deliveries. By doing this the merchants will be Able to save the consumer the Cost of carrying Long accounts and keeping up an expensive delivery system. Here is the outline of the plan 1. All grocery dry goods clothing jewelry millinery and shoe stores meat markets harness shops and restaurants Cash. " 2. Hardware stores and lumber Yards Cash except on materials furnished for uncompleted jobs when Cash is due upon last delivery necessary for completion. 3. The elevator retail business will be conducted on the Cash rules adopted by Postville business men with this exception thirty Days credit will be extended on purchases of feed or Grain by the Load Coal or grass seed. After 30 Days has expired All Book accounts will Becharo. De with interest at seven per cent. 4. Checks and bankable notes Are considered Cash. 5. For the convenience of customers checks will be held for not exceeding 30 Days. 6. Grocery stores will make deliveries on two afternoons each week tuesdays and fridays. Luhman & Sanders h. T. Roggensack j. H. Dannenbrink Farmers Coop. Store the Hub Consumers lumber co. We. K Wozelka w. J. Hanks Thoma Bros. Mrs. D. S. Stone j. W. Steele Hall Roberts son Schroeder & Brenner Geo. J. Meier &. Co. Kohlmann Bros. Mrs. J. A. Koevenig Pettit Bros. Gregg Bros. Mrs. M. Kleckner e. P. Durno j. A. Spaugy Postville 25 years ago. Ludlow Young Man kills himself. News reached Waukon sunday of a gruesome find which had been made that morning on the farm of the is i Mon Nagle est., in Ludlow township about six Miles Waukon. The farm is occupied by two Brothers and two Sisters the parents being dead. The younger brother Benja Man Herman 27 years old had been missing since the wednesday morning previous. The others thought he was at a neighbor s and when they were informed that he was not parties started out looking for him. The body was found in a Cornfield near the House with the Throat Cut from ear to ear. The razor with which the deed was committed Lay about fifteen feet from the body As though he had thrown it falling. In the absence of Coroner Eucker Justice s. R. Thompson held an inquest with Otto Martin we. Nolte and Henry Pausch As jurors. No evidence was Given As to the cause of the rash act the verdict was that he came to his death by his own hands. The body which was in a terrible state was buried at once in the cemetery near journal. Two cases of infantile paralysis. Won the $1,000 prize. Some years ago the Rocky Mountain Celt offered a prize of $1,000 for the Best Appeal to the delinquent Subj Scriber and the following Linos won the prize \ lives of poor men Oft remind us honest men won t stand no Chance. Themore we work there grow behind bigger patches on our pants us on , once new and Glossy now Are stripes of different Hue All because subscribers linger and Don t us what is due. Then let a be up and doing Send in your mite however Small or when the Snow of Winter strikes us we shall have no pants at All. Saturday of last week the Home of or. And mrs. Arthur Swenson Down near Cherry Valley was placed under quarantine for infantile paralysis their seven year old son George and Bernice the two year old daughter of or. And mrs. Harry Swenson who is being cared for there being the unfortunate victims of this dire affliction. Serum was secured from the Rochester Hospital and applied the first of the week and the children Are now Dong nicely and it is expected that Little ill effect of the attack will result and All Hope this will prove to be the Case. The boys entire left Side was affected while with the Little girl Only her left leg. A Good Walker at seventy one. They talk about a fellow Over 31 years of age nowadays As not having the endurance necessary for army life but on saturday last Hamilton Campbell who is past 71 years of age walked from his old Home farm this Side of Castalia to Decorah a distance of Nineteen Miles which is certainly setting a Pace that would make Many a younger Man give up the ghost before he would undertake a duplication of or. Campbell s journey and Ham never boasted of being a pedestrian either. Garage floor caves in. From Iowa Volks Blatt aug. 17, 1893. Nellie Abbott is visiting in Chicago. Fritz Wilke has sold his farm to Eno Luebbers for $60 an acre. The democratic town caucus will be held at the fire House this evening. A painless dentist is doing a land office business at the commercial hotel this week. A Frog Hunters party went to the Mississippi last saturday and returned tuesday Well supplied with David Meyer has purchased his brother Herman s House for $950. Herman has purchased a farm near Ridgeway and will move onto it next Spring. A fishing party made up of our prominent business men were Down on yellow River last week but owing to the heavy rain they returned empty handed. Henry Honn will take 20 head of horses to Western Iowa next week which he expects to sell there. Frite Evert Fritz Kamp and August Sehara will accompany him. Bought too much sugar and is Fineff two Hundred dollars. On tuesday of this week a portion of the Cement floor about ten feet Square in the Northeast Corner of the Ruckdaschel garage caved in. This part of the floor had been Laid Over an old cellar and when the work was done no. Filling was put in. Two cars which were standing on that Section of the floor went Down into the cellar with the floor. It was not supposed that cars would come Down during War times but this proves there Are exceptions to All rules. Alex Baumgartner a Farmer living in Clayton county but buying sugar in Elgin this county in excess of the maximum Quantity to be Purchase for family use was arrested and Fine by county food commissioner e. M Phillips the latter part of last week. Says the West Union Union. Or Baumgartner bought five pounds o sugar on july 20 of c. S. Halstenson five pounds o july 21 of Max Thor. And on july 23 five pounds at each of the stores of n. W. Evans capper & son and j. A. Boleyn. This Twenty five pounds was purchased before an other Twenty five pounds for Canning use had been consumed and when applying for his certificate from a. M Weibel food commissioner at Elgin or. Baumgartner neglected to stat that he would then possess about fifty pounds of sugar including that of Canning purposes. When interviewed or. Baumgartner said he knew there was some kind of regulation in re. Gard to the Purchase of sugar bul wanted to provide for his family ii Case of shortage. He preferred settling the Case with county food com missioner Phillips to going to Bur Lington and consequently paid into the fund of the red Cross chapter at Al Gin $200 and returned the excess sugar. There Are four members in i. Family. The punishment set by or Phillips was approved by the state food commissioner j. F. Deems o Burlington. Or. Baumgartner is the owner of two Hundred acres of Goot farm land and had contributed bar one Dollar to the red Cross fund. I had Given five dollars to the y. M. C a. War fund but had bought no lib erty Bonds of the first Issue or any War savings Stamps. Some record work. We did not know it last week when we went to press but it is just a Good now As then. Referring to John Daubney who is Here visiting relatives last wednesday he went up to the farm in pleasant township with i and mrs. Walter Daubney. When they got there Uncle John took off his superfluous clothing and went out into the oat Field and put in several hours shocking the Grain think of a Man 99 years old Hale and Hearty enough to go into the Harvest Field and do work like that we believe this is a record for this county that cannot be duplicated anywhere in the United states this year. Decorah Republican. That letter a again. Neighbourhood news. Items of interest from Alla Makee and adjoining counties. A couple of weeks ago we noted that in a number of places a Plain letter a was noticed on the oat leaves aft this led the Waterloo times Tribune to dig up the following interesting item. The Harvest of Corn before the siege and taking of Vicksburg during the civil War carried in the Blades a distinct letter a about an Inch and a half High. It proved thu Case that before the next crop Vicksburg was taken. The appearance of the a in this Harvest. Would indicate1 the taking of Berlin by next lightning killed eight head of cattle on the Sam Morgan farm near new Hampton. Hereafter All Cresco merchants will charge for delivery of packages Large or Small. At a red Cross Lawn social at Elgin last week the local chapter1" cleared $307.80. Rats coming up from the River Are so abundant in Waukon that they Are destroying Many chickens. Leo Ryan a 15 year old Nevada boy was drowned in water that scarcely came Over his head. Amos Krudwig a Soldier from Independence was found dead in a Field. He was Home on a furlough. Or. Schurman a Butler county Man was found with 700 pounds of wheat flour in the attic. He is now in the custody of the Law. A Telegram received in Waukon last thursday conveyed the information that Captain c. G. Morehouse and sergeant Hugh Kidder were wounded in France. The wages of the Railroad showmen at Oelwein have been raised to 68 cents an hour by director general Mcadoo and proportional advances have been made for assistants and aug fast first the time was reduced to eight hours a Day. Louis Goeke reports that Hail fell at his place wednesday measuring nearly two inches in diameter and one half Inch thick says the Waukon Standard which is. A somewhat unusual form. Others in the same Section observed pieces As Large As hens eggs. The leaves on some patches of Corn were badly Cut up. We believe that d. F. Curtis of this neighbourhood is the Champion pop Corn Raiser in this locality says the Nashua Post As he reports a stand that is reaching upwards at a great rate. Most of the stalks Are about ten feet tall and he has some that Are. Over eleven feet with Good ears of Corn. He believes some will stand Over twelve feet in height before they reach their full growth. C. Riek has two live rattlesnakes on exhibition in one of Julius Reith s show windows says the Lansing journal. The varmints have nine and five a Attles respectively and were captured on the old j3roderick place near Columbus. A third Rattler was choked to death in attempting to land it All of which goes to show that rattlesnakes Are plentiful and that it was a mistake to discontinue the Bounty on them. At Clear Lake Henry Huber s ten year old daughter met with a very painful Accident. She was on top of a Load of Hay. When she started to get Down from the Load the ring on her Finger caught on a Nail on the rack causing the skin to be almost entirely removed from the Finger and the Finger torn off at the last joint. She was taken to town us quickly As possible where the hand was dressed and later the Finger had to be amputated about a half Inch from the main part of the hand. Morris Sorum a Young Man who has been cautioned for his fast Auto driving got a sorry financial setback monday evening for his speeding relates the Waukon Democrat. While returning from the country with a party of shockers he sought to pass another Auto West of town near the Shattuck place and ran kerplunk into a cow being driven by Farmer osterholz. The cow was lulled which took $75 to Settle for and Sorum s Auto was so badly damaged that it will take another $75 to repair it. Luckily none of the occupants of the car were Hurt. A Carload of Mussel shells shipped from Charles City brought the highest Price $15 a Ever received for Clam shells although the Cedar River in this Vicinity has for a number of years furnished a Large amount of shells for the Button factories of Iowa and the East. The shells shipped were run of the River ones and Only two years ago All shells shipped had to be carefully culled As to kinds and sizes. The lowest they have Ever been was bout eighteen years ago when they wont Down to 30 cents a Hundred und just before this Thoy had reached their highest Point at $18 and $20 a ton

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