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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - July 8, 1926, Postville, Iowa I official paper f Abb county Tville Herald official paper town of Postville a live newspaper in a live town thirty fourth year Postville Iowa thursday july 8,1926 number 35 e,.mi.iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiimiimiiih.i,.imiiiiiimiii.,.,. .tllllllllllmmiiiiiiiiiiimiiiihiiiimii.itlllllllltllltt.itlllmihiiiimlmm.illlllltlllllll.utll? Frances Woodruff Hughes usher of the Postville Herald and old time newspaper Man enters into eternal rest monday july 5, 1926. Ali alike the Friend and foe of lame in the former Guise to our in my esteemed townsman fran in Ruff Hughes publisher of Stville Herald at a Little be a Midnight on monday july 5, Pill brought Sweet release from i a body that had known naught physical affliction for Many weeks. His Woodruff Hughes Only William and Margaret Fritch goes was born at Union Grove Feide county Illinois August 24, a shortly after his birth he mov in his parents to Chicago. There resided until Tho night of the Chicago fire when they loft to. Carroll Illinois the father secured employment on the jul county Mirror a news he later purchased and in office the son Learned the Prin Trade and grew to manhood in pity. In 30, 1s 8, he was United in age to Joanna Strauch at Cass Wisconsin. 1809 he associated himself with Llu less and started the Carroll by Republican later purchasing Arroli county Mirror which his had owned and published for years. This partnership was Dis in 1901 and or. And mrs. Is then moved to Sabula Iowa he was employed for two years if Sabula Gazette. 1903 or. Hughes purchased the Echo and during the almost a one years he a a was its editor publisher transformed it into one e news est and most successful or town newspapers in the state Lere by his faithful and efficient in behalf of his Home town he lied himself to his Community friendships that were Jed lasting. He served As mayor bin for three terms and during world War served As a member of Council of defense being born it his father before him having his country with distinguished Muring the civil War As a Mem of the fifth new York regiment zouave and then with pith n. Y. Infantry and during Battle of Chancellorsville received fee wounds from the effects of he never fully recovered and he hastened him to an Early grave. Internally he was affiliated with in Leaf Lodge no. 518 a. F. I. Of Elgin and Elgin Camp m. Being an honoured member of fraternities. Was a member of the methodist Popal Church of Elgin and a Ich supporter of it taking an in the work which Lead up he erection of the Beautiful Odi erected there in 191g, being at j time a member of the Board of Foteos of the Church. 1022 or. Hughes was stricken severe attack of influenza Jyh left him in a greatly weakened lotion and from the effects of which he never fully recovered. This in 1923 occasioned his Selling the Echo to his Broth Crinklaw r. P. Strauch while or. Hughes sought to regain his lost health by Hospital treatment rest and recreation and for a time seemed to be in fair Way to be restored to his former vigorous health. This Lead him in october 1924 to Purchase the Postville Herald and get Back into the harness again. He took hold of the Helm with a will and for a time All seemed to go Well when of a sudden his former afflictions began to Manifest themselves again and while he would rally for a time to never came quite Back his decline the past two months being very marked. Here As in Elgin he was a Booster for his Home town always talking and planning for things for the betterment of the Community. He was a member of the commercial club and of the local Izaak Walton chapter. Dick As he was familiarly called was a skilled craftsman in the Printer s Art and in his Job and newspaper work it was his constant to give to the world his Best. To was a Good citizen neighbor Friend he was honorable upright True and his passing brings a Pang of sorrow to the Many who knew and appreciated him. He is survived by his wife a sister mrs. A. F. Plam Beck of Fremont Nebraska and a Niece Jeanne Boyd of Chicago. The funeral was held from the Home this thursday morning conducted by Rev. F. O. Hillman of de Corah Rev. R. F. Galloway and a. L. Meier of this City singing three Solo numbers during the service. All Postville and Elgin business houses were closed during the funeral hour As a Mark of respect to his memory. The Floral offerings were profuse and Beautiful. Following the ceremony Here the body was shipped to his old Home in Carroll Illinois for burial and will be Laid to rest by the Side of his father in Beautiful Oak Hill cemetery on a sunny Eastern slope near which stands a Sentinel Oak tree. Members of Silver Leaf Lodge no. 518 a. F. & a. Came up from Elgin and escorted the body from the Home to the train. The pall bearers Here were from Elgin being members of Dick s Little eight Ball team. They were Mel Kohler o. P. Stocher Chas. Gruver l. L. Kiple Adolph Lehman and c. O. Christ. The pall bearers at it. Carroll Are friends of his boyhood Days Joe Miles Tom Rhodes f. Ii. Hurless Chas. King cry John Mest and n. C. Rev. H. K. Hester m. Pastor conducted the services at it. Carroll. R. P. Strauch of Elgin accompanied the remains to it. Carroll while mrs. Hughes and d. W. Strauch of Clermont drove through by car. Paul s lutheran Church the family Church on the Hill tiie Rev. , pastor. A sunday july 11th. So a. Graded s. S. And Bible of for children and grown ups. 1 30 a. Chief service will ser 3 the pastor will preach in nor-1 lutheran Church in the evening vespers in Postville will be omit English services will however in be conducted both morning and eng the following sunday tuesday evening july 13th, at t o clock the brotherhood will cont their monthly meeting in the so Hall. The Brethren Are All rested to bring their wives along special meeting has been planned them in the Parish dining room. A desiring. To join this. Organiza of of men will be received this eve and they likewise Are required no their wives with them. Wednesday evening there will he Enear Sal of the choir. May evening at eight the senior i ration class will meet with the a who have not been Bap a or confirmed in their youth arc Ted to join this class riday evening at seven Tho Vest boys chorus will meet for a re real. The daily vacation Bible school 1 he in session for two i we request All parents to continue Ming their children until the close. 8 confirmation school will Contin our More weeks. In and mrs Eaton Waters helped 1� the crowd at Decorah monday. Unite Brethren Church Castalia s. S. 10 00 a. Sermon by pastor 11 00 a. Communion service after Sermon. Bethel s. S. 10 00 a. Forest Mills s. S. 2 00 p. Preaching service 3 00 p. Communion service after Sermon. Junior c. E., 3 00 p. Senior c. E., 8 00 p. Prayer service every tuesday evening. We invite you to come and receive the Blessing of these services. Chas. W. Harris pastor. Community Church notes. R. Franklin Galloway pastor morning worship at 10 . Sabbath school at 11 . The sacrament of Tho lord s supper will be observed in connection with Tho service of worship. All sincere christians no invited to join in this service. In a Short address Tho pastor will speak of the meaning of Tho sacrament to the at 2 30 p. To shall join the Frankville and Forest Mills churches at Forest Mills for an out door service. Another hand concert next tuesday night foolish season is Here party conventions held saturday delegates to the Republican county convention met at the court House saturday and organized by selecting j. H. Thompson of Lansing chairman and Art Burdick of Postville and Forest Edwards As secretaries. Max Walker of Waukon was nominated on the fifth ballot for sheriff. William Clark of Postville was nominated on the tenth ballot for county supervisor. The following delegates were selected to the District judicial convention to to held at West Union on August 3 j. O Brien a. Fellows a. S. Burdick we. J. Thompson w. S. Hart a. F. Kuehn h. A. Hendrickson John Waters de Morstad j. J. Welihan and r. A. Nichols. The following delegates were selected to attend the state convention to be held july 21 a. L. Peterson a. Fellows l. B., Larson h. G. Hagen w. S. Hart a. H. Frieberg and Anna Stilwell. The following delegates were selected to attend the state judicial convention to be held july 28 Frank l. May Fred Stih Verj a. Sheridan Glesner Webster h. H. Fruechte Herman Haehlen Evan Swenson and James Hart. Tho delegates to Tho democratic convention met at the City Hall and organized by electing j. J. Duh Levy of Lansing As chairman. The following were nominated for county offices Mayme Mcdermottr for county treasurer. W. H. Burling for county attorney. Or. John Thornton for county Coroner. The nomination of w. J. Clark for supervisor for the term commencing january 1, 1927, is especially pleasing to the people of this Corner of the county As we All know him to be an extremely capable business Man and a splendid gentleman As Well. He is a Man whom every voter in the county May support with a Clear conscience As they will find him True Blue All the Way through and a Man who when elected in november will devote his time and his talents to serving the Best interests of the people of the entire county. The republicans have made a Good Choice for this important office and placed in nomination a candidate the Public will like More and More As they become acquainted with him. On next tuesday evening july is the general Public is cordially invited to come t Postville and hear another in Mondul concert by the Postville High school band at the City Park the Romam will Start promptly at eight Offik. Come Early for you la surely enjoy it. The Kneeskern Case is again delayed what the Postville folks were doing 25 years ago interesting items taken from the files of the Iowa Volks Blatt of july 5, 1901. Come on Kenneth and beat pm to it the following regarding the Appeal of the Kneeskern Case to the supreme court appeared recently in the Des Moines newspapers b. F. Kneeskern who is serving a life sentence in the state Penitentiary at fort Madison for double murder will not be informed of the outcome of his Appeal to the supreme court for a new trial until september according to court officials. The Case was appealed last month by attorneys for Kneeskern. Oral argument was Brief but the abstract of record and the history of the Case was the longest Ever presented to the supreme court. It contained More than 2,300 pages of alleged errors and faulty testimony said to be Given by state witnesses which extended Over a period of five years. Union religious service at Forest Mills Park a Union service will to held by the presbyterian Church of Frankville the Forest Mills United Brethren Church and the Community presbyterian Church of Postville at the Forest Mills picnic grounds sunday afternoon at 2 30 o clock. Short addresses will be Given by Rev. J. C. Peck of Frankville and Rcv. A w. Harris of the Forest Mills Church. Rev. R. F. Galloway of Postville will preside and direct the song service. There will be special music. Not Only Tho members of these churches but the Public is invited to join in this service of worship in god s ,-doors. Or. And mrs Fred Pliester. And family celebrated at Decorah monday. Last monday Rural mail route no. 2, began its Hoy is at a Dubuque Hospital receiving treatments. Herman Berns a son in Law of Frank Goss died in Oklahoma. Fritz Thoma a son of John Thornia was on the sick list for a few Days. Or. Arid mrs. John Nise of Clermont Are Ttye Happy parents of a Fine baby up. A Coombs announces that he Ira bought the Beedy photograph Gal Ery / inf elite of the bad weather Friday eve eng the Uncle Tom Cabin show was Well attended. Station agent f. A. Hinton rushed to they bedside of his sick father somewhere in Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Railroad will sell round trip tickets to Buffalo including Sleeper for $20.00. Mrs Alma Foote and baby of Coles Burg Are visiting her parents or. And mrs. John h. Meier. Mis Rubie Webster who studies must at Oberlin Ohio arrived tuesday to spend her vacation. A party in Honor of miss Alexander of Waukon was held at the Home of mrs. Carl Holter. Fred Roberts a student at Harvard University spent his vacation with his pm rents or. And mrs. Frank Roberts. The weather during the last Days and especially on sunday was extremely hot in spite of a continuous Breeze. Misses Louise and Bertha Meyer daughters of Carl h. Meyer Are visiting relatives at Van Horne Benton co., Iowa. Last week Henry Brandt and Henry Dettmer bought the 200 acre Dawso n farm 1 1-2 Miles North of for $100 per acre. W. Of Webster and son Arthur returned j from the Buffalo exhibition and Vej Ort to have seen Many things of great interest. Or. And mrs. William Schultz or. And mrs. Fritz Wilke William Moll and miss Lizzie Jacobs took in Tho excursion to Clear Lake. Fred Mcclintock at Maxwell Iowa got Narried last week and sent a Box of cigars to his Postville friends. We smoked like a Chimney. Leopold Niebur of Pittsfield 111., is Here visiting his old friends Gottlieb and William Brandt. They had not seen each other for 40 years. Or. And mrs. Hall Roberts Are on their Way to visit their old. Home in Kev Hampshire. They took a boat from Chicago to Buffalo to take in the exposition there. Miss Emma Walter of Elkader was Here visiting her father and her sister mrs. Charles Huebner. A daughter of or. Krogman the tailor at Elkader was with her. A three year old son of Jacob Han Gartner of Mesevey. Was buried saturday at the Postville cemetery after funeral ceremonies were held at the German St. Paul s Church. George Schuler our local Carpenter was United in marriage to miss Clara Boyert Chicago last tuesday. The Young couple got acquainted at Dubuque. Their Home will be at Postville. Congressman David Henderson is visiting England and last week had a visit with King Edward. He said not often had he been entertained so wonderfully As during this half an hour reception at the Royal Palace. Chas. Heath of Oelwein visited the county jail at West Union last thurs Day. The sheriff had locked the doors behind the visitor and for grit All about him. He was released several hours after his train had loft for oel Wein. Fred n. Beedy our local photographer died thursday evening at the age of 49 years he is survived by his wife and three children he was born in grand Meadow Well attended funeral ceremonies were held sunday afternoon at the methodist Church. The modern Woodmen Lodge had charge at the ceremony the championship for Long distance Auto Tours in one Day is not held in Postville despite the Herald s bragging about Kenneth Sanders of that town making the 350 mile drive from Postville to Kilbourne wis., and return. The Belt is securely in the Possession of a. J. Guerney West Union banker who counts that sunday lost whose Low descending Sun sees no distance record shattered. The mid Day lunch on sunday does t taste Good to him anywhere within 150 Miles of his Home. Until lately his farthest away trip for a one Day trip was Minneapolis and return via Rochester 188 by the speedometer round trip 37g. But a week ago sunday or. And mrs. Gurney caused the dial to Register More than that starting at g p. In., sitting Down to lunch at 1 p. In Des Moines pulling the Capitol City at 2 o clock and being within hailing distance of the downy Couch at 10 p. M., after travelling twice 195 Miles or total 390. There was no attempt at fast driving just a steady grind for seven hours going Down and eight coming Back. The trip Down was made via Eldora the return via Marshalltown with mileage registering exactly the same each Way. Since the foregoing was put in Type or. And mrs. Gurney went on a still linger Jaunt on sunday june 27, driving to a Point twelve Miles West of Spencer and return just to make the speedometer Register an even 400 Miles for a one Day s round trip. West Union Argo. Come on Spud Don t let any of these West Union windjammers try to pull any of that rough stuff. Get out the old boat and show them what a Day s drive is when you want to cover the landscape. Clermont beats Postville 11 to 0 Clermont Iowa july 5-special Clermont Defeated Postville at Postville by the score of 11 to 0. Larson held the Postville sluggers Well in hand and was invincible with men on bases. Twice Postville put hit in a Corn Field for triples with one out when Zeke tightened and whiffed the next two. Schara Postville s left fielder was the Fielding Star with Zeke Larson got four hits five times at Bat one of them a Homer. Sullivan s Bunting was also Good. Palmer of Postville pitched Well until the seventh when Clermont bunched hits and drove him off the Mound. Doc Schultz who relieved him fared no better. Following Are the results of the Little eight games played yesterday. Clermont 11, Postville 0. At Postville. Hawkeye 10, West Union 7. At Hawkeye. Volga City 7, Elgin 4. At Elgin St. Olaf 5, Arlington 2. At Arlington. Games for next week. Postville at St. Olaf. Arlington at Volga City. Elgin at West Union. Hawkeye at Clermont. A big four county Farmers Institute the pendulum of time is slowly but surely swinging Back to the time of Harvest to the eventful county fair to the Cool frosty nights of Tho autumn and finally to the Farmers big four county Institute. Other communities May have their carnivals and Days of colourful Celebration but fitting enough at the end of the year of Harvest and labor and communities comprising a goodly part of the four counties gets together in Postville for three big Days of Fellowship of Friendly Competition and of helpful instruction. The Institute boosted by town and country Folk alike is a Community asset. Here they May plan together work together and rub elbows together each gaining by his Contact with the other. This annual show is gaining for itself an enviable reputation. Plans have been under Way for some time for the present year 1926, and have reached the stage where the Institute must either slip Back or hold its record of other years and in so doing be better than Ever before. Upon the enthusiastic response of this four county Community depends the latter. There is a committee seeking the Best of Talent and judges. Among the speakers being angled for is a Nian from Minneapolis and director Bliss of the Extension department at Ames both fluent and entertaining speakers. The High school has played a most important part with its contribution of musical Talent and this year will be no exception. Then there will be the Best of Homo Talent available. Several new features will be added among them an old fiddler s contest. As an added attraction on this evening several old time Jig artists will step thru the paces. Added attention will be Given to the exhibits with the expectation that they will be much bigger and better displayed than at any time in the past. County Booth committees Are already at work. Here the Good natured rivalry is greater than Ever. The Hatchet was buried at the close of last year s Institute with a big Oyster Stew and Tho it is very unlikely that this Oldi Battle axe will Ever again appear it is hoped that this annual a Ristom May continue. A popular feature of last year started too late to be at its Best 41s to be Given added impetus. This is the farm exhibit via the Kodak route. Particulars will be available Here soon. The Douglass pharmacy is again sponsoring the Fine prizes for this. In the meantime Kodak your Home and its activities in every conceivable Way through the rest of the summer and autumn. Make your exhibit talk and Tell them of the old farm for it is a Fine advertisement of what you have and Are doing. Folks boost this your Institute and your Community by being an enthusiastic part and watch these columns from time to time for news of its Progress. Iowa Buitte makers again rank first Des Moines Iowa july 8, 1926 Iowa butter makers Are. Running True to form by winning the first Lap of the race for the National Banner which is awarded each year to the state which has the highest scoring butter at the National butter makers convention according to information which has reached the Iowa department of agriculture. The first Lap of the race was the scoring of butter from each state which was entered in the cold storage part of the National contest. The average of the ten highest scoring samples from Iowa was 94.77 per cent As compared to an average score of 94.60 for the Minnesota samples and 93.55 for the Wisconsin samples. These samples were put into storage and will be re scored in december when the annual convention is held at Sioux Falls s. Dakota. The average of these two scores together with the scores on the ten High tubs in the fresh butter contest held at the convention will determine the Winner of the National Banner for this week. No. 19 to be Gravelled during this season big fourth of july Celebration at Hardin last sunday the fourth some fifty relatives and friends gathered at the Home of or. And mrs r. V. Pearson near Hardin. At 1 30 a sumptuous picnic dinner was served cafeteria style. Those present at the picnic were. Lloyd Pearson or. And mrs. Roy Dunning and family or. And mrs. Leon Chamberlain and family or. And mrs. George Minard and family or. And mrs. Chet Pearson and family mrs. Mary Christofferson and family or. And mrs. Louie Smith and Ethel mrs Leighton Smith and Childr Ren or. And mrs. Elmer Christofferson mrs. Frank Coon and Ruth of Mcgregor mrs. Pearson mrs Jones and c. P. Smith of Cherokee miss a Mabel Swenson. Amos grinder Bert Backhaus and Elbe Christofferson the Clayton county supervisors 011 their return from a conference with the state Highway commission at Ames announce that the Monona Postville portion of primary roads 19 and 20, which is closed at present for grading and elimination of Railroad crossing will be Gravelled this year instead of postponing hard surfacing until next year As had been previously planned. The Board also reports that the portion of primary Road no. 10 in Clayton county West of Strawberry Point is to toe graded and Gravelled the work to be completed this fall. Graveling of no. 13 and no. 10 for sixteen Miles Between Elkader and Strawberry Point which has been in Progress for several months is to be finished within a few Days. The contractors have been working Day and night Crews. With no. 19 Gravelled Between Monona and Postville and no. 13 and no. 10 Gravelled to the Clayton county line in the Southwest Mcgregor with the opening of the touring season next year will have leading into it from the West a Road which is hard surfaced entirely across the state and a completely hard surfaced Road connecting it with Oelwein Independence Cedar rapids and Des Moines to the Southwest. Strange sounds causing query in Postville it begins to look As if everybody is going crazy and trying to bust Happy Homes the past week has indeed been a noisy one it is not unlikely that 3ome worthy citizen will take Issue with the mayor concerning this fact. Before that May happen let us make a few explanations and apologies. Shrieks and cries of let me alone let me alone in the East end of town seemingly from the Vicinity of Art Webster s Home. Is this a wife beating Rob Hecker claims if he hears one More scream he will investigate. Put your minds at ease. It is Only Glessner Webster trying to be hysterical with fear practising the part of mrs. Slidell which she plays in the travellers Tarkington s spook play to be Given july twentieth and Twenty first at the Turner opera House with other bits of entertainment. Neither has anyone gone crazy in the Phillips household. It is True a Low hollow voice May at times be heard there gibbering nonsense words like Pranzo Spranzo it is mrs. Phillips voice. She is learning the lines of Maria the Green faced hollow eyed innkeeper s wife in the it is no nonsense either mrs. Phillips will soon Tell you for this character does not speak a word of English. Likewise three other characters in the play played by Arbe Behrens Don Peterson and or. Kinsel speak every word of their lines in italian. Such jabbering you never heard when this group gets together and if Helen Behrens goes about saying continually i have the strangest feeling please pay no attention to her. This is Only the line which she As mrs. Roberts another of the frightened travellers repeats again and again to her husband played by Vic Williams. Mrs. Farrington and Williams Behrens playing the Young lovers have caused no comment As yet. It seems their behaviour in the play is not unusual in spite of the fearful happenings. Of course love is Blind and most Likely deaf too. Also Edward Staadt playing the erratic courier la Sera seems to have caused no alarm during rehearsals. Folks Are most Likely used to his ravings in italian dialect. Now downtown sounds of revelry by nig Fyt in the masonic Hall and glimpses of Charl stoning figures including mate Welzel have caused Many to wag their Heads and wonder. The wondering will have to go on but the wagging of Heads May Stop for again it is Only aunt Ophelia Eva Topsy and the Kinky kids rehearsing Topsy s army the musical interlude which comes Between the two plays in the Eastern Star show. Charley Krumm says never in his life has he heard such swearing As goes on at Elmer Meier s Home of late. Someone should explain that Elmer is Only practising Topsy s lines in which she tells what she thinks of aunt Ophelia. And also in the West end of town there Are whisperings concerning the on goings at w. S. Webster s House. Some say that All is not Well with Herman and Ruby Webb. Most any afternoon a violent quarrel May be heard there a Gruff voice saying perhaps Well i won t be pushed and pulled around in my own House with such retort As shut up you old fool then last Friday following such an altercation lawyer like tones were heard followed by hilarious laughter laughter with Eltha Kling boil and Elmer Meier and his wife unmistakably present. Edith Palas says it was one of the most embarrassing moments of her life when that afternoon she had to explain to a group of town visitors on her front porch that this conduct of her neighbors was not what it seemed to be that Only a rehearsal of Edward Staadt s cabbages was going on. The quarrel you see is Between or. And mrs. Gus Grossmeier played by Edward Staadt and Vera Luhman Over whether it is possible for a cabbage to become a Rose the Grossmeier having suddenly become wealthy through a Well known Oil Well in this Vicinity. The old Man of course resents the culture which his ambitious wife is forcing upon him wearing sunday clothes every Day and them Palamer things by night the lawyer like tones Are those of Don Peterson Reading to the excited family Gus Grossmeier s genealogy previously unearthed in secret at the wife s bidding. This she says will Mark the Peak in the family s affairs. It does. Shrieks of laughter follow but just what that laughter is All about cannot be divulged at present except that Ruby Webb leads it As the old family Friend mrs. Lena Fischer. It is hoped that these explanations will put Many minds at ease unless of course they fill them now for the play dates to arrive. Mrs. Harry Neff is dead. Or. And mrs. C. F. Reincke spent the fourth in the Home of her parents or. And mrs. Herman Morita near mrs. A a. Neff passed away at her Home in this City this morning about 8 30 o clock her demise following a protracted period of failing health. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Or. And mrs. W. Durno or. And mrs. George Kohlman and Elizabeth and mrs. James Gregg were sunday guests of or. And mrs. John l. Gregg at their Durno s Park cottage. Uses plow bought in civil War Days Tom Murray of Britt is using a double shovel cultivator that was made at Decorah and was purchased by him in 1865, says the Britt news Tribune. That looks like an old machine  but when hitched to Tom s Twenty one year old hamiltonian As a Seal and Quick of foot and guided by Tom himself a boy of 74 years it makes a Good working Force and does a Good Job of cultivation. Tom says he would like to shake hands with a Man in his neighbourhood who can beat this combination for age and usefulness. This is believed to be the oldest Iowa made farm implement that has seen continuous use since the civil War and is probably As old As any farm implement being used in the county. A try our want and column

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