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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - June 26, 1940, Postville, Iowa
Page two. The Postville to Kralj. Postville. Iowa. Monona now has a population of 1,189, As compared with 1,163 in 1930. Be nisus figures for Lwana just released show that town s 1940 population to be 202, a gain of 16 since 1930, the Winneshiek county chapter of the american red Cross has been asked to double its first quota of $760. A new rain gauge has been installed by the u. S. Weather Bureau in Strawberry Point just South of the town s pumping station. Mcgregor s Booster club committee is soliciting funds for a Safe and sane fireworks display at Mcgregor on the evening of july 4. Over 9,300 pounds of Wool were consigned to the Iowa sheep & Wool growers association through the Wool pools held in Osage May 23 to june 12. Nine breeders exhibited 37 head of cattle in the District Holstein show at Elkader last week. Ben t. Erickson of Postville was one of the exhibitors. Elkport residents were shocked to learn of the sudden death of George Kriebs 82 year old druggist of that Community who passed away june 15. G. B. Richter of Waukon went to Philadelphia pa., last week to be present at the Republican presidential convention. He was a Delegate from the fourth District Rural mail carriers of the fourth Iowa District will meet in Guttenberg late in september. It is expected that the meeting will bring some 300 Rural mail carriers from every part of the District to Guttenberg. For a time it appeared that Sumner s building Boom which started in 1935 had taken a nose dive. Now it appears that perhaps As Many As three new houses will be built with construction to be started As soon As plans can be prepared mrs. Deliah Niebeck of Winthrop visited the o Brien clothing store at Independence last week during the store s business anniversary. She is the store s oldest customer As she made her first Purchase there More than 71 years ago. Aviator Cliff Ryan while flying Over the Ole Hamre place five Miles West of Decorah sighted a fire and turned in the alarm to the Decorah fire department. The fire had gained too much headway however and the House and barn burned to the ground. Loss was estimated at $3,500. Most prolific hog in Jones county is the claim made by Neil Townsend. Anamosa. For a sow on his place which gave birth Friday to a litter of 17 pigs. It was Only the second time the animal has narrowed. The population figures for West Union according to the 1940 census shows that City to have a population of 2,053, which is just three fewer than the population in 1930 when it was listed at 2,056. Decorah s population was announced last week at 5,308, an increase of 727 Over 1930. The first settlement of Decorah was june 10, 1849, when the William Day family of Virginia located on a site now part of the grounds of the Winneshiek hotel. Two big dances Postville Pavilion big four fair grounds Battle of music wed., july 3 dancing from 10 00 to 2 30 Stan Stanley a modern swing band and Ray Stolzenberg playing new and old time music. Sat. Jun. 29 the Charmette mid wests finest All girl band with Dick Rechtfertig As master of ceremonies. Sponsored by a. & h. At Des Moines last week the announcement was made that a. W. Buckton Decorah High school athletic director and football coach had been named As one of the All Star coaches of Iowa who will coach one of the All Star High school football teams who will play at Des Moines August 30. That widespread interest still prevails in the annual Creamery picnic inaugurated last year by the Alta Vista Farmers Mutual Creamery company was evidenced again last sunday when More than 2,500 persons gathered at Gardner s Grove Southwest of that place for a Community get to Gether. The Clermont commercial club has voted to take out incorporation papers thereby eliminating any financial liability on the part of its members. In Case of a damage suit of any kind the club As a whole would share the responsibility while at the present any member or members could be held liable. Ben Matt Farmer living near Garna Villo. Likes terraces Well enough that he built a fourth set this Spring with his own help and Power. The Mcgregor acc boys had previously built terraces on three Fields totalling 67 acres. Then or. Matt terraced a 13 acre Field going into Corn before planting time this Spring. The Iowa Highway department has helped Elgin fill in along the old River Bank on main Street the department had some ditching to do in that Vicinity and the soil they took out was hauled to the River Bank. They used a big Power shovel and four trucks. The roadbed will be full Width which eliminates the big driving Hazard that existed for Many years. Mail communications Between this country and Norway has been resumed after having been severed since the German invasion several weeks ago. Rudolph Bjorndahl Waukon jeweler received two letters last week that were mailed april 1, one from his sister at aur Skog and the other from his Mother at Konigsberg. The letters had been opened by the nazis for they bore a wide Label with the word Geo Effet meaning opened and also prominently shown on the Label was the German Eagle and nazi Swastika. Monona firemen have taken another step in giving Monona an outstanding fire department this was done with the purchase.2of. A in Alator to be used for the treatment of respiratory failure. A although the in Alator is the property of the fire department it is for the Benefit of the Community and will be available for use at any time. The nya office at Prairie Duchien will be discontinued june 30, according to word received last week by Howard Olson director of the Center. The reason that has been advanced for this action is that All nya centers. After july 1 will be converted into training schools for the youth of the nation in trades which win be valuable in time of War. During the defrosting operation at the Peeper refrigerator Plant in Arlington last week a Hole in one of the pipes caused a delay until repairs could be made. A Drift of Frost thrown into the curb in front of the Plant took its own time to disappear in the warm Sunshine and traces of it remained for More than 48 hours says the Arlington news. About 9,000 bushels of government stored Corn have been shipped from Northwood recently. It is expected that some 40,000 bushels of shelled Corn which is now in the round government storage bins will be moved in the near future. Farmers who have 1937 Corn sealed May make immediate delivery to the government and liquidate their Loans if they so desire and will receive full storage allowance even though the notes do not expire until August 1. Sealed Corn of 1938 and 1939 will not be accepted at this time however. More Gas Milia of Csc owner report 15% to 40% Vingi mileage meter to a a prove that Csc super duty engine with their Many pc Liiva outstanding advancement five Mott mile per gallon Aize for Aize. Here the truck buy of 1940. Safes. Thi truck of value supt. Frank s. Runyon of the Strawberry Point school has been chosen Secretary of the northeastern Iowa District for the Iowa state declamatory association. As a result of his appointment the District declamatory contest next season will be held in Strawberry Point since it is the custom to hold the District meet ins the town where the Secretary resides. Bicycles must be running a close second to automobiles for transportation in Sheldon. Bicycles Are so numerous that parking Racks Are being built in the business Section. Approximately 200 descendants of the tiber family at Calmar gathered last thursday at St. Anthony s Chapel near Festina. The Little Church which has a seating capacity of eight persons was built in 1885 on the tiber land by the Huber and Gaertner families grandparents of the present generation. Or. Gaertner is said to have fought in the Battle of Waterloo under Napoleon Bonaparte. Elkader Junior College is seriously considering the addition of a course in aviation according to Dean George Manus following a discussion of the proposal with the Board of education. Under the proposed set up a minimum of 15 eligible students would have to enrol for the course which would provide 72 class hours of ground work flight work would be taken at the Cass Airfield near Strawberry Point. Strange but True. Although Many of her fans have been sceptical about it it now appears that Shirley Temple is really quitting the screen in order that the remainder of her youth May be lived in a Normal manner. Shirley was 11 in april and has been in pictures since she was three and a half years old playing leading roles from the Start. Notre Dame University s highest Honor the laetare medal has been awarded to lieu tenant general Hugh a. Drum of the v. S. Army. This medal presented each year to a distinguished roman Catholic Layman was first awarded in 1883. Among the winners have been 12 women. The first adhesive postage stamp was put into use in England 100 years ago and carried a likeness of Queen Victoria. The innovation was made in connection with postal reforms fathered by sir Rowland Hill. The u. S. Government first issued adhesive Stamps in 1847. Wednesday june Zig la jumped. Truman Squire Northwood very nearly got a ducking last week when a tractor he was working Slid Down Bank and into the Shell Rock River luckily Squire jumped in time to from going into the River too. A Good thing for a Rainy Day a $2,000 fire at Prairie Duchien did considerable damage to the Savory cafe and Kroger store but also gave w. R. Graves and j. Searll the scare of their lives. They hurried into their upstairs office to save valuable papers but the fire had gained so much headway they were unable to escape by the stairway from the burning building and firemen had to Rescue them from window. Boyd w. Smith who has served in the Waukon Post office for the last 42 years will retire july 1, and Hubert Dayton has been appointed substitute beginning july 1. In 1898 or. Smith started As clerk in the office under the late f. H. Bobbins and served under postmasters p. S. Narum Edgar f. Medary and miss Teressa Moroney. He also served As postmaster for 12 years until 1934. J or. O. J. H. Preus president of Luther College Decorah appeared before the City Council last week and informed the City dads that the College is prepared to go ahead with Basic work for training air pilots. The City Council is studying the matter. It is understood that the runways at the Decorah Airport would have to be lengthened to meet government requirements. Wedding ceremonies have been performed both Early and late at the Little Brown Church near Nashua by the Rev. F. L. Hanscom he officiated at a wedding just before Midnight on saturday and also at a Sunrise ceremony at 4 30 a. M. Of monday. Marriages have averaged More than ten a Day in june. Eighteen couples were wed at the famous shrine made famous by the popular hymn last saturday. The previous saturday Rev. Hanscom conducted 27 ceremonies. Allis Chalmers All crop harvesters take the unnecessary work worry and expense out of Harvest time $375 $545 this picture shows a solid train Load of All crop harvesters which recently was in Castalia. Or. Schultz received a shipment of harvesters from the Carload. Model 40 All crop Harvester Model 60 All crop Harvester there is no substitute for an Allis Chalmers All crop Harvester. And Here s Why. Five important design advantages have been built into the Model "40" and Model "60". Check these five features 1. Wide bar Type Cylinder. 2. Air blast separation. 3. Oversize threshing 4. Rubber shelling contacts. 5. Variable Speed drives. Joseph Schultz Castalia Iowa rear. The chilling coils Are in the Walls saves foods vitamins freshness and flavor longer and you Oon t have to keep food covered i an utterly new Type refrigerator now at a new Low Pricel the Frigidaire cold Wall saves foods vitamins freshness flavor and colouring Day longed you Don t have to keep foods coveted Eithell big sayings on left overs fruits vegetables of All kinds. Beautiful new Cabinet design. Scores of features. Come in see Frigidaire s new Low Price cold Wall models today. Only the genuine Frigidaire offers you these advantages cold Wall principle new stainless chromium shelves new colourful Interior famous meter miser mechanism new extra Large meat tender new sliding Glass topped and dozens More construction hydrator and convenience feature see our proof of value demonstration now going on
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