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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - January 10, 1940, Postville, Iowa Herald a live newspaper in a live town. Eighth year. Postville Iowa wednesday january 10, 1940. Number 11. A phone co. Sh$a,oo6 improvements Harva Miller is president other officers reelected at annual meeting 3h stockholders of the pos Tylle Farmers Joe Leptrone company voted to nod i mire incl reprove Telephone facilities of. Tia cd Ronny duping the annual meeting it essay afternoon in Turner �3n expenditure of approximately $8000 t Jyh Raj involved in purchasing a new switchboard new Cable and necessary equipment to handle on umber of Calls a. A a n indic. Song number of 6alls work will by .1 i Early in the Spring. F irl mlle of who capably served As 1 re Sidi nto Esthe organization for the last five yrs declined to run again t r Thi fat Refrand his brother Harva Miller Wab elected to serve during 1040 my i h i out tigers were reelected in a ii u Lvi they Are Harry n. Tur i i in president Melinda b. Casten to in l a incl Perry l. Perkins Sec re nil Isager. Reelect Ilens. Be Jared Hejjas was reelected As director us for three year term. Otto Oldag Jin has served As director for three to fill years declined to run again. Cai7 this position Frank Hangartner was i. Selected to serve for three years. The x Holdover directors Are Warner Harris a Juif. Lange Mori c. Deering and a Stev Sander. It Telephone patrons will Welcome the a Deci Sitofi to real do the 14-year-old it switchboard which Secretary Perkins 2 termed As inadequate. J during some of our Busy hours the seven Calls ahead \ lie this Means that seven a patrons res forced to wait until seven a wires pare available " Al Kcal is increase. A. He pointed out that there has been a great increase in the number of Calls 1 handled., in recent years. In june �l939, the operators handled 4 688 Long distance Calls he reported. Jbf Way of companion he said that 0"7,Rin so one fits Only 1,538 Long distance Calls were handled through the local i i office a Tai 1 the1peaki,was reached in Calls per \houridurijttg1939. Several test periods ll%�showecf2653alls were being received a a is an increase of 25 Calls per a hour Over 1938 when the acco Ramg Ito the Secretary s report in 1939 amount Eurto receipts of $14,890.43. F to is the phone Compario rang iwm7,00?, the company rings mme presbyterian leaders to my map conference Here i is Astor and Lay leaders of nine pres a sky Edjar churches in this Corner of a sic Java Jwill gather for conference in a a immunity Church monday Iii Ali. Of a m. Wallace state direct for of Christian education in Presby-11 , will Lead the Confer no Deal with principles methods of promoting the interests of the cd lir the in local congregations. A briefs emotional service conduct Vejby Revtt. Ian Fraser will open j Tae Meeli gift 7 30 p. There will Al Lac we dresses on local Church Active a triess Vinci Eree discussion by those tide i the conference. Many for leaders of the Postville Church plan to1 attend Law a. Of of Hejl byte Nan congregations to Beer Ippu rated Are those of Wadena a Valga cd West Union Frankville a Albin Lansing and be que try found egg found William Duwe Tii Duwe of Postville is sex Jbf the largest eggs seen any weeks. She says she onday january 1, in the bigot her leghorn hens. No weighs a Quarter of a Pound Mur spi inches in circumference if Ida Gisfla a Quarter inches around s4tffle3f Bottom of the egg. Up hat in Chicken started Ritt Jess style shop swill be discontinued ers style shop which has d by the Gilbert. Sanders 1931, is going out of Busi Sanders opened the style theatre building and after fein that location for three of Jed it a to his Home = since it has been located in the a me. Citizens state Bank held annual meeting tuesday stockholders of. The citizens state Bank held their annual meeting tues Day night and reelected All former directors Carl holier Geo. Kohlmann a. C. Webster l. O. Beucher John a. Schroeder f. W. Benjegerdes and j. A. Palas. The directors in turn after the stockholders the following officers / president Carl Holtey. Vice president Geo Kohlmann. Cashier Ali. O. Beucher. Assistant Cashiers Melinda Casten and c. C. How Teller Chas. L. Beucher. Bookkeeper Gertrude Sanders. T the directors voted to pay a divid end of three per cent on the common Stock on february 1. Eldo Kluss will build new residence in Spring or. And mrs. Eldo Kluss will build a new Home this Spring on the lot they purchased saturday from or. And mrs. John Muchow. The lot is located just East of the mrs. A. J. Phillips residence. The House will be a Frame Structure with ave rooms and Bath of colonial Type. Otto Sander has the contract and will begin work As soon As the weather conditions will permit. Weather warms do after sub Zero Days after several Days of sub Zero weather the Mercury Rose in Postville and Vicinity sunday morning. An Inch and a half of Snow fell sunday making Postville streets Slippery. The following Low temperatures were recorded by the official Weatherman Friday 15 below Zero saturday 3 below Zero sunday 8 above monday 16 above tuesday 16 above and wednesday 15 above. . Cagers play Lansing Friday night Hope to get into winners column in standings other school news basketball fans in Postville and Community will see their first game of the new year Friday evening when the Postville High school team plays Lansing in the local gymnasium. Before the holidays Postville won three out of five games. Coach Ivan Blackmer has been drilling his squad overtime since school resumed in an Effort to polish up plays which failed to Click in earlier games. Upper Iowa conference standing. Considerable action has taken place since the last conference standing was posted but with the beginning of the new year we find leaders of first place in 1939 still in first place and All other placings the same. West Union the conference leaders have since fattened their average by taking Maynard into Camp but lost a non conference game to Clermont. Sumner has also fattened its average by beating Maynard and have not been beaten by any team in five starts. Fayette took Monona into Camp to take a strangle hold on third place in the conference. Postville remained Idle during this period. Monona lost to Fayette and Defeated Farmersburg in a non conference game. Maynard lost two conference games one to West Union and one to Sumner. Conference standings w. L. Pet. West Union.30 1.000 Sumner.2 0 1.000 Fayette.2 1 .667 monona.13 .250 Postville.0 1 .000 Maynard.0 3 .000 the following week should find some of the Best games during the conference season. Fayette plays West Union at Fayette on january 9. In their first game West Union beat Fayette by a Point in an overtime game. On january 11 they play Sumner at Fayette. Sumner has not lost a game this season. Monona travels to Maynard on january 9. On. January 12 West Union plays Cresco in a non conference game. Postville entertains Lansing and Maynard travels to Hawkey e. Declamatory. The pre District declaim contest is to be held next monday at West Union. The two contestants from Postville who Are competing Are Gretchen Myers in the dramatic division and Alan Beucher in the oratorical division. Agriculture. The farm management class attend continued on Page eight e. Waters Sells implement business to Geo. Hartjell Geo. P. Hartley of near new Albin purchased the Waters it element co. In Postville on Mondy and takes Possession of the business today a or. Hartley is a lifelong resident of Alla Makee county for Many years operating a farm six Miles Southwest of new Albin. Since he has purchased the Waters implement co. Here he has rented his farm to his two sons. Or. And mrs. Hartley will move to Postville february 1. They will live in the Frank Hangartner Home which they recently rented. The new owner announces that he will continue to handle a Complete line of Mccormick Deering farm machinery oils greases Etc. A repair shop will be operated As before in the building. Or. And mrs. Eaton Waters will continue to live in Postville. Or. Waters will give full time to his auction ering business. George Wells will talk at the commercial club George Wells a member of upper Iowa University s faculty will come to Postville thursday to give the main address before the monthly meeting of the club. Or. Wells is a coach at upper Iowa in addition to teaching in the classroom and he comes highly recommended As a speaker. The usual dutch lunch will be ready for serving by the refreshment committee at Sharp-6 30 o clock following which will come the address by or. Wells. After the speech the club will go into executive session and since there Are a number of important pieces of business to be brought up by president Mark Piatt it is hoped a Large attendance of a the members will be present thursday night. Committee is appointed by mayor or census mayor Carl c. Sander has appointed w. J. Clark cd Nrman of a committee to assist a census enumerator to be named ii try in the taking of the Federal decennial census in. Postville and Post township 6ther members of the committee Are Mark Piatt Fred Luhman a. T. Humphrey and we. J. Klin Eil who met last thursday night to make a preliminary study of what they Are required to do when the census work gets under Way Here. At the present time Only the business census enumerator for the county has been appointed. He is Jerome Kiener of Waukon who started upon his work last week. Firemen called to Frank Bollman Home monday Postville s Volunteer fire department made a speedy run to the Home of or. And mrs. Frank Bollman monday morning where a Chimney fire had caused considerable alarm. After the Chimney burned itself out heat caused boards near the Chimney to smolder and when firemen arrived smoke was issuing from the roof. Chemicals were used and the fire was believed to be out. But about two hours later the Blaze again broke out and firemen made a second trip to the residence. This time they were forced to rip off part of the roof to get at the Blaze. Since the vacant lots on West Green Street have been flooded boys and girls of All Ages have enjoyed the Opportunity to. Ice skate. Saturday morning the Pond was again flooded and in the afternoon tin cans were flying in All directions As youths of All Ages were enjoying "shinny.". R. J. Waters announces candidacy for sheriff r. J. Robbie Waters Well known Post township Farmer and auctioneer this week announced his candidacy for the office of sheriff of Alla Makee county on the Republican ticket subject to the decision of the electors at the june primaries. Or. Waters has been a resident of Ludlow and Post townships the past 25 years his father and Mother having been born in this county. He has never sought nor held a Public office in his lifetime and it was after Earnest solicitation by a Host of friends that he decided to make the race for sheriff nomination papers for which office Are being circulated at present throughout the county. Or. Waters through his Long residence in the county and the widespread acquaintance built up through his work As a farm and livestock auctioneer is one of the Best known figures seeking office in Many years and will doubtless make a Strong bid for the office he seeks. Public Library schedule for the next two weeks because of the fact that the Library books Are being cleaned mended and she lacked and because the work must be done within the next two weeks the Library Board requests that All books be returned promptly by the Date on your yellow card is the urgent request made by librarian mrs. S. C. Baily. The travelling Library books non fiction children s books and the required Reading books As Well As rental books will be loaned As usual but for two weeks january 12 to january 26, no fiction can be loaned mrs. Baily says. The librarian reports a heavy demand for books this Winter Over 100 going out in one Day last week. Luana Bank stockholders elect officers for 1940 stockholders of the Fiumana savings Bank held their tuesday afternoon wit fall old officers being reelected. They Are j. T. Humphrey preside my w. J. Splies vice president Adrian Riveland cashier and done Mishar assistant a three directors were also reelected j. T. Humphrey w. J. Splies and h. E. Schrader. Two new directors were elected John a. Lenth to succeed j. P. Lenth and eai4-b. Miller to succeed Gustav Pufahl submitted reports showed that the Bank retired 77 shares of class a preferred Stock during 1939. The directors again declared a three per cent dividend on common Stock. Berres will stand trial for first degree murder judge h. E. Taylor in opening the january term of Alla Makee county District court at Waukon monday appointed Frank Teeling As counsel for Carrol Berres 23, of Milwaukee wis., charged with murder in connection with the death of marshal Elmer j. Lennon of this City. At present Berres is a patient at the men s reformatory at Anamosa where he is suffering from gunshot wounds. Attorney Teeling waived his Challenge of the grand jury and informed county officials that the defendant will probably be returned to Waukon within a month to stand trial. Members of the Rifle club will hold a meeting in the club House at the Fairgrounds on tuesday january 16, beginning at 7 30 p. A a program has been planned with or. Malloy s moving pictures As one of the features. Lunch will be served after the program. Four county soils men in annual meeting Here about 120 cooperators in soil improvement work attended the third annual four county soil association meeting in the Community presbyterian Church tuesday. Music for the occasion was furnished by High school students. A brass sextet played two numbers. Members of the sextet were Robert Kneeland Joe Marston Dorothy Schultz Margaret Huebner by Harris and Donald Schultz. A saxophone quartet composed of Durwood Schutta Harold Mohs Gloria Erickson and Robert Overland also played two numbers. Frank h. Mendell of Ames state coordinator of the soils conservation service gave the main address of the afternoon speaking on trends in soil All county agents were in attendance e. J. Weigle of Winneshiek county Grover Hahn of Clayton Paul Mcelroy of Fayette and Fred o Riley of Alla Makee county. A round table discussion was one of the features of the afternoon. Floyd Parks four county soils agent showed slides of the cooperating farms to Lead the discussion. Operators of the farms shown presented some very interesting and educational discussions. They spoke on the benefits of Tva fertilizer and strip cropping and soil management problems. Alla Makee agent o Riley presented a moving picture entitled Iowa becomes of age which was one of the program s highlights. Harvey Schultz was chairman of the meeting. In the morning a business meeting was held. All officers were reelected. They Are Harvey Schultz. President Kenneth Kerr vice president Oliver Eno Secretary treasurer Leo Birdsell member of executive committee. These officers constitute the executive committee. Or. Schultz represents Alla Makee county or. Kerr Fayette county or. Eno Clayton and or. Birdsell Winneshiek county. Organize boy scout troop in Postville 16 boys under leadership of Harold Plank two patrols organized reorganization of a Postville boy scout troop has been progressing since Early in november under the leadership of scoutmaster Harold Plank. Sixteen youths Are now members of two patrols. At a recent meeting Francis Kneeland and Don Ritchie were elected As leaders of the patrols. Jimmy Searls was named scribe and Lyle Groth bugler. Other scout members Are Hall Roberts Kermit Jonsberg Robert Pearson lather Suckow Leo Meyer Gerald Schroeder Edgar Nelson Donald Jahncke Harold Boese Roland Erickson Alan Beucher and Alex Ellenbolt. Scoutmaster Plank states that All of the boys Are working to Advance from the rank of Tenderfoot to second class scouts. Meet on mondays. One of the first tasks the boys completed soon after their first meeting in november was the construction of a meeting room. Or. Plank offered the use of his basement and after considerable hammering and sawing a suitable meeting room was arranged. Every monday evening the scouts Convene for their meeting. Late in december the troop hiked to the old Stone House North of Postville. Where each scout cooked his own dinner. One of the scout examinations requires each boy to Cook a Quarter Pound Steak and Fry two potatoes without using any utensils. According to scoutmaster Plank three boys passed the test. To Gie exhibition. At the present time the scouts Are practising knot tying first Aid life saving methods artificial respiration Etc. In february they will give an exhibition to the Public which will probably be held in the High school gymnasium. The scout members Are also getting ready for a court of Honor which will be held in Waukon during boy scout week Early in february. Scoutmaster Plank will soon have the boys making door memos at their weekly meetings. These memos will be sold to raise Money to help defray expenses in sending members of the troop to scout Camp next summer. Three business men in Postville Are members of an advisory Board. They Are Harvey Roberts w. A. Kneeland and c. C. Searls. Two assistant scoutmaster have been giving valuable help. To or. Plank. They Are Elmer Sander and William Cole Ham Campbell passed away at age of 93 near Century of residence on first Winneshiek county Farmland funeral services were conducted today for Hamilton Campbell 93, at the Home of his son Roy Campbell by the Rev. J. Ian Fraser pastor of the Postville Community Church. Burial was in pleasant View cemetery near Castalia. Or. Campbell passed away at his farm Home near Castalia monday morning after an illness of several years. On october 30, 1938, he fell and suffered a fractured hip and since that time he was confined to his bed. He was born at Galena 111., december ,9, 1846, the son of Hamilton and Sarah Campbell who were the first White settlers of Winneshiek county. Or. Campbell came with his parents by covered Wagon in 1848 and settled on the farm where he passed away monday. With the exception of 12 years when he retired from farming and lived in Decorah or. Campbell had lived continuously on the old Homestead. Married at Ossian. On March 1, 1881, he was married to miss Abbie e. Angier at Ossian. To this Union were born three children Walter who passed away july 16, 1931 Roy who lives near the old Homestead and Lula at Home. Mrs. Campbell preceded him in death on november 16, 1936. In addition to his son and daughter he is survived by a sister mrs. Matilda Clarke of Oregon City Ore. A brother. John Campbell living near Castalia a granddaughter mrs. Carolyn Campbell Jacobson of Waverly and two great grandchildren. When the Campbell family came to Iowa in 1848, it was the Days of the Gold Rush to California. To northeastern Iowa it was the year the indians were moved to Minnesota and their lands in Winneshiek Fayette Alla Makee and Clayton counties offered to White men. The removal was in Progress As the Campbell family Drew up in their covered Wagon at the door of Joel Post s log tavern in Postville. The indians had been rounded up from their scattered Camps in northeastern Iowa and herded to fort Atkinson. Witnessed developments. The Campbells stayed at Post s tavern until the indians were safely gone then they went several Miles farther along military Trail and took up land beside it. It was on this property that Hamilton Campbell passed away monday. He had seen the first train steam past his farm he had seen military Trail become a Road then he saw the workmen pave the Road All within the 91 years he lived in this Vicinity. He also witnessed the settlement and growth of Postville Castalia and other nearby towns. Or. Campbell was a member of brotherly love Lodge no. 204, a. F. & a. M., being the oldest Man Ever to be initiated into the Lodge. The masons had part in the funeral service. Farmers of Clayton and Fayette awaiting Power Farmers who have been without electricity in the past will soon be Able to throw away Light plants kerosene lights and All other illuminating methods As the Rea project is near ing completion. Some 150 Miles of line servicing 350 farm Homes in Clayton and Fayette counties will be energized within a week if present plans by local officials can be carried out. Metering equipment for the substation near Postville has not arrived As yet and it will be another two weeks at least before any Alla Makee lines will be energized. Raise funds for finns in a communication this week to the Herald president John Nollen head of of Well College announces that he Nas been appointed chairman of the finnish Relief fund for Iowa and urging interested citizens to. Lend their Aid in aiding the stricken nation. President Nollen says that All funds Are to be sent. Direct to the treasurer Herbert l. Horton Iowa Des Moines National Bank of Des Moines. From there or. Horton flu Send the Money to/4 a Herbert Hoover who is the Nar Tionel chairman. ,

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