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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - December 11, 1940, Postville, Iowa A live newspaper in a live town. To ninth year. Postville Iowa wednesday december 11, 1940. Number 7. I decl Aimers three firsts Tate series Christmas program at 1 for december 20 her Schmo news Eucher crunches Myers and Brainard peach won a number go in tie preliminary state de a finest held in the Postville Ooi Assembly last thursday a Waterville and Lansing e visiting Virginia ise and Patrick Rogers of each won a number 1 rating oratorical and the humorous respectively or ii ratings were Given to Reedley Lansing Doris Daugs Kathleen Schubert Lansing Ain Waterville. Smith the local dramatics stated Postville can Well be f the real Talent shown by these dents. These students have and trained hour upon hour be the desired effect both Christmas program cast. National thespian troupe 294 sent the Christmas pageant a children of the inn on december 20, -at.�1 30 o clock High school Assembly music department and the department Are cooperating to Van unusual and spectacular of miss Smith speech and thes Ector and miss Mathison. Vocal director Are training the Stu the cast of characters is or Joseph Marston. Al Leah Harris a Opal Gordanier. Paul Cahalan. Rah Bernita Hangartner. Al Robert Overland. Carlyle Anderson. Gretchen Myers a Jack Sanders. Three Wise men Caspar Alan a Balthasar Durwood Schutta or by Harris. Herds Harvey Plaht Jack my Ugene Schutte Robert Kneeland my Searls. Is girls sextet. .1 chorus girls glee club. 1st vocal Marian Sonnkalb. Is Horn Anne Williams Umes miss Trumbull Angels Hannel shepherds and men. E sets Donald Mork Willard an Barbara Brainard Clifton a Margaret Huebner. E electricians Harold Meyer Luebke. Ing Chimes of Medina Dor Waters. T music clubs will present a group liar Christmas carols to the be after the final curtain and the ional of the Vesper choir. Continued on Page seven at eight o clock sunday evening at St. Paul s Church 75 voices of the combined St. Paul s choirs will present the music of Christmas a sacred cantata by Ira Wilson. The concert is being directed by mrs. Johanna Ludwig and accompanied by Marian Casten. Assisting artists on the program Are miss june Mathison contralto miss Alice Frederickson Soprano mrs. Victor Waller contralto Lyle Groth Soprano and Laura Walch who will accompany parts of the cantata with Bells. The Public is most cordially invited to attend. Leo Sebastian is placed on All conference team Delight Vesper service Utlay Community Church candlelight a Vesper service of As music will be presented on a afternoon at four o clock by or of the Community Presby Church under the direction of John Falb or. Miss Pauline will be the assisting soloist Oan Searls will be the accompany and Rev. J. Ian Fraser will offer vocation and read the scripture program is planned As follows Ude. A cession Al hymn of come a location. Ithem a Christmas song by a Gesu Bambino by Pietro miss Pauline Smith. In Joy to the a pure message. Them the Manger by r to. It he shall feed his flock by Al. Mrs. John Falb jr., and miss be Smith. Hern joyous Christmas song Evert. Ice of lights. Candle lighting entire congregation in silent night them Gloria from the 12th it y Mozart. Edition. . Session no hymn hark the her gels is awarded major letter it College Ert Bachtell soft of mrs. Gertrude Tel of this cloy was awarded a r v letter in All at of ban a tendered the pm Union All team at be on thursday t by the Lions of that City. B this year a blocking ack on the pm Union which won reputation of. The highest scoring steam in making 238 Points against1 All edition during the. Playing sea cantata will be Given by choirs of St. Paul s Leo Sebastian son of or. And mrs. Geo. C. Sebastian of this City has made quite a name for himself As a football player at Luther College de Corah and in the Iowa conference of which Luther is a member school. Leo was chosen on the second All conference team As a punter and received honorable mention As a line Backer. He played both lineman arid line Backer positions during the past season and was the mainstay of the team As punter and kicker. A Junior he has one More year of playing ahead of him Marston is president a. Burdick Secretary of big-4 fair Assn. Make $500 payment on debt and plan 194l.fair the annual mooting of the big four fair held last wednesday even Iago where reports of officers for the past year were Given and plans made for next year s sentai\d3tetet1sr3gcholding of a 1941 fajr.,, ,3q,.3l and Eph Smyer 1, earlier by two weeks the ten my previous fair. Officers elected for next year were president a. C. Marston. Vice president a. Gass. Secretary a. S. Burdick. Associate Secretary a. . Treasurer Victor Williams. J directors a. Gass Victor Williams Lafe f. Tague John l. Gregg and e. C. Marston. Holdover directors include George Kohlmann Clarence Green e. H. Brandt l. D. Walter l. B. Folsom Bernard Waters Walter Brandt m. C. Deering a. S. , and h. W. Schroeder. L. F. Tague was chosen As the Delegate to the annual fair managers meeting which was held in Des Moines monday and tuesday. Or. Tague was on the program leading one of the discussion groups. He was accompanied to the meeting by Arbie Rose of r. 1. Postville. At its meeting last week the fair Board voted to retire $500 of the outstanding indebtedness and also discussed sponsoring a 4-h boys and girls pig club and Lamb club at future fairs. Boys and girls interested in these clubs Are to be Given assistance and encouragement in getting the clubs organized and under Way during the coming year. Reports of the officers indicated that last year s fair was successful and the Board has already started work on next year s fair for which attractions will soon be booked on a larger scale than Ever before attempted. Harry Turner gets award for High producing cow Harry n. Turner of r. 1, Postville on tuesday was awarded a special recognition certificate along with 150 other iowans by the Holstein breeders association. The certificates were Given to Farmers having cows whose lifetime production exceeded 1,000 pounds of butterfat. The Turner cow has a record of producing 4,142 pounds of butterfat. She is a 14-year old. Only 29 cows in Iowa have equalled this record. Local stores loaded with Holiday goods Postville merchants Are finding the present Holiday Trade exceptionally Good and those who Are shopping Early Are finding a larger selection of merchandise suitable for gift purposes than in former years. In today s Herald local stores Are advertising. Suggestions for be found in their Large stocks and we Call our readers t attention to these advertisements. The buy at Home spirit should prevail stronger than Ever among residents of. This. Com manily this year because it is the a Money spent at Home that makes for a More progressive Community in which to live Dollar for Dollar no better merchandise can be bought any where than that offered right Here at Home by. Postville stores. The old Hmer who fru d0in6 pod wrong to Santa looks. Like 1 quite a. Us roof , asleep pity cute. A Pony a electric train. Madu suppose he Cam 6et All that pow the Chimney 5hock5/. When i a a your a6e and if fo0np a two blame. Shiw knife n we Stock on Christmas of in a Erica 0 Are you a Goodfellow then join in this work Why not be a Goodfellow this year and help provide Christmas cheer for someone less fortunate the undersigned committee would appreciate the offer of any club or family who would contribute toward a Christmas for needy families or per ins. The following clubs have already planned to assist Post Franklin club 3 families Camp fire girls one family club of the hour two families club of 8. One High school girl. If you Are interested please communicate with any member of the following committee mrs. Frank Hangartner mrs. Henry v. Steele mrs. H. H. Douglass. Local Justice of peace imbued with Holiday spirit two North Dakota men travelling through Iowa with improper License plates on the used cars they were towing were hailed into Justice of the peace Joseph b. Steele s court saturday evening after they had made an attempt to intimidate a Highway patrolman. But since Iowa s Highway patrolmen Don t function that Way the Dakotas were assessed a Fine of $5.00 and costs by Justice Steele. Hard pressed for Cash and anxious to be on their Way one of them pled your Honor can t you show a Little Christmas spirit and Charity we re almost that sort of touched the sentimental Side of the usually sombre Justice who while never an Active member of the boy scouts in his younger Days knows one of that organization s Cardinal rules about a Good deed each Day so he reduced the total of the Fine and costs against the pair to an even $5.00. New recreation Center s formal opening dec. 21 Bankers of four counties will meet Here dec. 18 Postville s new recreation Center being completed for Otto j. Beucher is to be formally opened on saturday december 21, according to announcement made today. The Bowling alleys Are nearing completion and or. Beucher states that if workmen can Complete their Job before the Date set for the opening the Public will be granted Access to them just As soon As they Are ready. Watch for next week s announcement and further details regarding the opening of this new recreation room said to be one of the finest in the state. De Mcneil tops Market with 156 hogs last week de Mcneil of route one Postville brought 156 head of hogs to the local Market last week monday which were of such High Grade that they topped the Market that Day bringing $5.70 per Hundred pounds. The lot averaged 240 pounds each and brought or. Mcneil a neat Check for $2,134.08. While hog shipments have been unusually heavy this fall this lot was perhaps the biggest single lot marketed by any local Farmer. Kiddies free shows at the Iris saturday local merchants arrange Fine annual treat the first of the free picture shows for children of this Community sponsored by the business people of Post Ville and the Postville commercial club will be held next saturday afternoon. There will be two shows the first starting at 1 30 and the second at 3 00 o clock. On saturday manager Palmer will show the Brand new release of the biscuit eater starring Billie Lee it s a picture of a dog whose Devotion to his Youthful pals makes for an inter Esting picture and one that or. Palmer has considerable expense in securing for the Early release last year approximately 600 children saw the free shows at the Iris and it is expected the attendance will be even larger so As Many of the children As possibly can should attend the first show of the afternoon. Mothers and fathers need not hesitate to leave their youngsters at the theatre while they do their shopping As several adults will be in attendance to look after their Comfort. Athe second of the series of free shows will be held on the following saturday december 21, when an entirely new program of especially selected features will be shown. As on the -. First saturday there will. Be two shows a and the starting time of each will same. Come on kiddies it s a treat on the merchants of Postville have Mother and dad bring you to on afternoon of Iris theatre.  v "3. A meeting of the Bankers of the four northeastern Iowa counties will be held in Postville on wednesday december 18, in the neighbourhood of 150 persons being expected to attend. The  meeting will be held in the banquet room of St. Paul s Church where a supper will be served at 6 30 o clock followed by a program during which one of the main topics for discussion will be the wages and hours Law. And How it affects among the speakers expected Here will be Frank Warner Secretary of the Iowa Bankers association of Des Moines r. L. Bunce of Des Moines Deputy superintendent of banking of Iowa and i. G. Mcqueen of Ridgeway president of group 4 of the Iowa Bankers association. W. A. Kneeland president of the Alla Makee county Bankers association and the local Bankers will have charge of the arrangements for the meeting Here. Richard Mcnally s infant passes away wednesday Milton Lavern Mcnally infant son of or. And mrs. Richard Mcnally of this City passed away last wednesday following a Brief illness. The funeral service was held saturday afternoon at the Home and later at the Schutte funeral Home Rev. F. R. Ludwig officiating. Interment was made in the Smith cemetery in Post township. Milton was born on october 9, 1939, in Postville and attained an age of one year and two months. He is survived by his parents five Sisters Marlys Marlene Beulah Phronsie and Flora May and one brother John Richard also a Host of other relatives and friends. One sister Dorothy passed away four years ago. Postville fire truck answers Elgin summons Postville s fire department truck was called to Elgin monday night at ten o clock along with departments from four other towns. A fire which started transformer for a time threatened the business District and several Homes but War brought under control before the local department arrived. Fred h. Schultz 74, passes away monday funeral service to be held thursday afternoon Fred h. Schultz 74, passed away on monday morning at ten o clock at the Home of or. And mrs. Carious Meyer near Castalia following an illness of Only a few Days duration. Funeral services will be held thursday afternoon at the Home at. 1 30 o clock and at St. Paul s lutheran Church in this City at two o clock with the Rev. F. R. Ludwig officiating. Interment will be made in Postville cemetery. Pallbearers will be Arthur Schultz Fred c. Schultz,.harvey Schultz Walter Schultz Carl Welzel and Lawrence Welzel All nephews of the deceased. Or. Schultz was born in grand Meadow a township the son of Karl and Lucia Dahse Schultz March 13, 1866, and spent his entire lifetime in this Community.  he was married to Louise Lenth on november 22, 1889, by the late Rev j. 1912tie couple resided in grand Meadow township and then moved to the j. B. Hart farm North of Postville where they lived until. 1928, and then located on the Darius Orr farm for two years. Six years ago they moved to Castalia where they have made their Home with their son in Law and daughter or. And mrs. Cariou Meyer and family. -"mr.ischult?,/is survived and s two sons Orville Schultz of. Stir water okla., and Richard of Iowa City and1 two. Daughters. Mrs Fred la Baltz of Postville and mrs. Carious Meyer of castali.7.surviving also Are three grandchildren. Hein prepares ice Pond for this Winter s use win. Hein Street commissioner last thursday began work on flooding the municipal ice skating Pond near the Cook service Srafion for use of the youngsters anal too ups who enjoy this Winter snort by while severe cold weather prevailed Here earlier in the week a warm spell set in about the time or. Hein started preparing the Pond but he has the Assurance of the Weatherman that freezing weather will come sooner or later to make the Pond serviceable for skat Telephone company will change to new equipment sunday new $18,000.00 switchboard ready for service the change Over to the new $18,000 switchboard of the Farmers Telephone co., will be made sunday evening and monday morning Between the hours of 9 p. To 4 30 a. M., with the full Force cooperating to make the change with the smallest amount of inconvenience to subscribers of the company manager Perry Perkins reported today. Work of installing the new equipment has been quietly going Forward for the past five weeks and no one so far has been inconvenienced. All phone changes were made by Harley Owen and Theo. Anderson linemen under the direction of or. Perkins while the switchboard was installed by w. J. Connors of Chicago representative of the Stromberg Carlson co., manufacturers of the equipment. Or. Perkins reported that it was necessary to install some 330 new Battery operated phones in place of the old magnetic Type which had been in service Here for the past eighteen years. The old equipment which was installed some eighteen years ago at an approximate Cost of $8,000, will be dismantled in the near future and disposed of to smaller exchanges in nearby towns. The old magnetic Type phones will be sold to Farmers locally. Or. Perkins wishes us to state that new phone directories containing new Telephone numbers of patrons Are now available. Full instructions for use of the new phones Are also printed in it. Commercial club members to hear democracy talk proposed budget plan for club s activities will be acted upon when the commercial club members meet tomorrow night at masonic Hall they will have the pleasure of hearing or. Harry l. Nehls of the Cedar rapids chamber of Commerce speak on the subject prevailing democracy a timely topic which he has discussed at a number of towns where favourable comments have resulted after his appearance. Or. Nehl s talk will follow the usual dutch lunch the refreshment committee will have ready to serve at 6 30 o clock. He is a graduate of the state University of Iowa Law school where he became known As an Able speaker with a pleasing personality by his audiences. He is at present practising Law in Cedar rapids. Following the speech president Carlton Schroeder will bring up for discussion the budget plan of financing commercial club activities for the coming year. A committee chosen at the last club meeting has been canvassing the business houses and have found a ready response in favor of the proposal. A thorough discussion on the question will be called for at thursday night s meeting and a final disposition asked for. Remember the dutch lunch is served at 6 30 p. M., and or. Nehl s talk will Start at approximately 7 30 o clock. Night school groups hold final classes of season Duane Schroeder on tour with Carthage musicians those of our people who were tuned in on Knox St. Jouis Moti sunday night had the Privi-4egeio hear Duane Schroeder son of or. And mrs. De f. Schroeder of -. This City sing with the Carthage College chg ii Duane was the Only freshman of the group of thirty musicians on a ten Day concert tour of Southern Illinois and Missouri which was concluded with the sunday night broadcast. Materials Are arriving for newest Rea lines Kermit James manager of the local r. E. A. Office reports that supplies Are arriving daily for the construction of 320 Miles of new r. E. A. Line in Alla Makee county. Four car loads of poles have already arrived so far this week with three More expected almost daily. The poles Are loaded directly to trucks from the cars and taken to their places along Side the Road where the Cross arms and insulators Are attached. Construction work is expected to Start the the coming week in Franklin township if weather conditions permit. An estimated ninety Days will be required before work is . The Hoak construction co., of Des Moines successful bidders on the new project have opened Headquarters in the administration building at the fair grounds and have already moved some of their Crew Here. Rudy Willman Sells farm for $46,50 acre thursday the final evening school session for Farmers was held at the school House last wednesday evening with mrs. A. J. Currey a representative of the structural Clay products Institute of Ames speaking on farm buildings and farmstead a total of 41 men were enrolled for the ten meetings with an average attendance of 16. This year s Council members were Elmer Zieman de. Voelker r. C. Huebner Irving Deering we. Kugel and John j. Martins. An Oyster supper was served to both the ladies and men s groups following the meetings. Ladies adult class. The last meeting of evening school was held last wednesday and 35 men and women were present to enjoy the Oyster Stew. A representative from the Singer sewing machine office in Dubuque gave a demonstration of the use of attachments. The new Council elected for next year includes Ruth Turner mrs. Walter mrs. William Bulman and mrs. We. Kneeland. Home decoration was chosen As the tonic to be studied and handwork was to be continued. The average attendance this year was 33. Ninety different ladies came to at least one meeting. Two thirds of the group came to six or More of the meetings. The three who had a perfect attendance record were Ruth Turner mrs. We. Bulman and mrs. H. W. Meier. Those who came eight times were mrs. Harley Hills mrs. Millard Bil Den mrs. C. Deering mrs Jharold Lawson mrs. S. C. Bailey mrs of. H. Luhman mrs. K. J Kerr and mrs. W. A. Kneeland. Those who came to seven meetings were mrs. Everett Cook mrs. De. Voelker mrs. John Burrow mrs. Leonard Casten mrs. W. A. Harper mrs. Gwen Campbell. Those who came six times were mrs. De. Overland mrs. Harry Turner mrs. Ewald Brandt mrs. Harley Owen mrs Harold Christofferson and mrs. Irving Deering. Injured in Auto collision. While or. And mrs. John j. Martins living at the West Edge of Postville were returning Home with a Load of Corn monday evening their truck was struck by a car driven by a Calmar resident. Altho the two machines were damaged slightly the Only one suffering from the Impact was or. Martins who received severe bruises about the shoulders and legs. He is Able to be about now altho sore and stiff. The Accident occurred near the de. Schroeder Home in West Postville.  Rudy Wil farm of 188 to Hugh by $46.50 per give Finnman thursday old his opa West of Townya near Waukon for Possession will be like a weekly letter. From you. Send the Herald As a Christmas gift a Christmas card with each order

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