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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - May 1, 1940, Postville, Iowa Forty eighth year. Postville Iowa wednesday May 1, 1940 Postville wins eight firsts in state contest local schools will have 10 entries in the National music contest Postville s school Mpr flans came Home from the stat music contest held at Waterloo Lai week with eight first place Ratina and will therefore have ten entries in the National music contest to be hew in St. Paul minn., May 16, in and a Duane Schroeder placed list in the baritone Solo class of the vocal department on thursday to Start off the winnings. In the instrumental division Joe Marston trombone Solo by Harris tuba Solo Paul Schutte snare drum Solo won first places As did also the drum ensemble of Paul Schutte and Jack Sanders. The saxophone Quartetti composed of Robert Overland Durwood Schutta Harold Mohs and Gloria Erickson were also certified to the National contest their ii rating being the highest Given at the contest. The woodwind quintette composed of Marion Sonnkalb Marian Casten Joan Serls Dorothy. Schultz and Alan Beucher received a division i rating As did also the trombone Quartetti whose members Are Joe Marston Char Lene Baltz Murtis Gordanier and Margaret Huebner. In addition to these the marching band and Margaret Huebner baritone euphonium soloist will go to the National contest by virtue of their National winnings of last year. Other results at Waterloo were As follows Bass Solo Paul Schutte Iii boys Quartetti Iii mixed clarinet Quartetti ii brass sex Tette Iii concert band ii by clarinet quartet Iii. The Waterloo contest was the largest held in the state. This year there were four state contests held with a total enrolment of 12,000 contestants of which 5,500 competed at the Waterloo contest. In this connection the music instructors and the officials of the school wish to express their gratitude to All who assisted with transportation and in other ways. The Fine civic cooperation has helped a great Deal to give the Postville contestants the Success they have had they stated. In state commercial contest. The Novice typing and Amateur shorthand teams will leave May 3 for Des Moines where they will compete in the state commercial contest saturday morning. The stud will be guests of the a. I a and will be entertained at a movie at the orpheus theatre saturday afternoon. Follow ing Are the students who will attend Novice typing Leona Foley Marion Sonnkalb and Joan Searls. Amateur shorthand Gwen Dolorie Rekow Joyc Elyn Engle and Bernice Oldag. Miss Arlene Cecil commercial instructor will accompany them. Additional school news on Page seven. County baseball tourney starts Here on Friday interest in baseball will be at a High pitch on Friday and saturday when the annual Alla Makee county baseball tournament gets under Way at Smith athletic Field Here in Postville. Coach Ivan Blackmer s undefeated pirate nine and 1939 county champions will meet a stiff test in their first encounter. They will take on the Strong Lansing High school team on Friday afternoon at 3 00 o clock in what promises to be the feature game of the tournament. Lansing has an exceptionally Fine Battery in Syverson and Ghelf winning from harpers ferry last week 7 to 2. Coach Black Mer has three pitchers to work for the pirates. The Veteran is James gun Derson. Arbe Bareis who won his third game of the year last week from Clermont and Harold Marion who won the season s opener from Castalia Are the other members of the Mound corps who will see duty in the tournament. Waterville Drew a Bye in the first round and will not play until saturday at 10 30 a. M. They will meet the Winner of the Postville Lansing game. In the lower bracket harpers ferry and new Albin will Cross bats at 1 00 p. M. Friday. New Albin is a dark horse. They Defeated Lansing a week ago 9 to 4. The other perennial challenger for the title Waukon Drew a Bye in the first round and will meet the Winner of the harpers ferry new Albin game saturday at 9 00 a. M. The championship final will be played saturday afternoon at 2 30. A Flowers that Bloom in the Spring tra la Ujj plans for county school Council formulated Here commercial club to hold next meeting on May 9 local girl presented with sorority province award the daily iowan of Iowa City of last Friday has the following to say concerning honors bestowed upon Eulalia Klingbeil daughter of or an mrs. We. J. Klingbeil of this City Eulalia Klingbeil j4 of Postville received the Amy Burnham Gin Kenward As the most outstanding member of i Beta Phi sorority in Theta province comprising chapters in Iowa Canada and South Dakota at a formal founders Day banquet thursday at 6 p m. In the River room of Iowa Union. The award which is earned on the basis of scholarship personality Active tics and service to the chapter was presented by mrs. Geraldine Ristine of it. Pleasant president. Miss Klingbeil As Well As representatives from All provinces in. The United states and Canada Are eligible or the National award which will be awarded at the National convention 01 i Beta Phi sorority at Pasadena calif., this summer. Miss Klingbeil who is majoring in journalism is president of mortar Board and of University women s association. She is a member of the Tosh Man orientation Council chairman of the publications committee of the Home economics club Secretary of to e associated students in journalism and a member of Theta Sigma Phi Honor Ary and professional fraternity for women in journalism. Last week she was awarded the scholarship awarded annually by the National Sigma Delta " a journalism 8g prices remained the some in Postville this week local produce uses Are paying 15c for specials 12c or standards and 10c for number 2 s. Harvey e. Roberts received further confirmation this week that a representative of the Iowa Highway safety patrol will be present at the next meeting of the Postville commercial club thursday May 9. In a letter from sergeant Claude Shearer of Cedar Falls the Highway officer explained that c. A. Knee chief of the Iowa Highway patrol had advised him to have a patrolman from this District present at the May 9 meeting. Lunch will be served by members of the entertainment committee at the usual time promptly at 6 30, and after the patrolman s talk the regular business meeting of the club will be conducted by president Mark Piatt. Postville gains in population now ,203 jump from 1,060 recorded in 1930 is indication of Good Community Postville a population increased 143 people in the last ten years according to figures received this morning at the Herald office from Stanley t. Comfort District supervisor of Mason City the population of Postville is 1,203 in 1930 there were 1,060 people in j in his letter. Or. Comfort adds the following while the 1940 figures Are preliminary and subject to correction they Are believed to be substantially he also requested the Herald to announce that any person who believes he has not been enumerated should Send his name and address to the Bureau of census at Mason City. Persons having farms greenhouses mushroom cellars nurseries hatcheries or who keep cows or other livestock chickens or other poultry or bees or who grow Flowers vegetables or fruit for Sale and who had $250 or More of products from such enterprises in 1939, or if less than $250, had three or More acres in the place on which such enterprises were conducted should also be requested to Send in their name and addresses if such operations were not the increase in Postville s population was to to expected As approximately 25 new Homes have been built during the last ten years. In spite of an increased number of houses a housing shortage still exists in this City. The census in Postville was taken by Olio j. Beucher. Census of nearby towns. According to data released this week in Des Moines the population of five out of six towns in this Vicinity has increased in the last ten years. Clermont was the Only town listed showing a smaller population. In 1930 Clermont had a population of 631, its population today is two loss-629. Garnavillo and Ossian made the greatest increase. Garnavillo jumped from 365 in 1930 to 459 Ossian increased from 740 to 832. Other increases Are As follows Castalia from. 200 to 240 and Elgin from 610 to 620. About 50 superintendents and delegates from schools in four counties Alla Makee Clayton Fayette and Winneshiek met thursday evening in Postville for a joint conference called by r. W. Tallman Des Moines Field representative of the Iowa state teachers association. Dinner was served to the group in the basement of the Community presbyterian Church by the Church ladies and a discussion of the county Council plan was held following the dinner. Postville will have two representatives on the Alla Makee county Council. Representatives Are determined by the number of teachers in the schools. Three classifications have been decided upon. Schools with less than 10 teachers will be allowed one county Council representative schools with from 10 to 20 teachers will have two representatives and schools with from 20 to 30 teachers will be allowed three representatives on the Council. Each township will also be allowed one representative on the Council one Rural teacher being appointed from each township. So with the county superintendent and president of the school masters club acting As sex offi Cio members and 18 township members and 10 town school members a total of 30 will comprise the membership of the Allama Kee county Council. Delegates will meet thursday at Waukon for an organization meeting. Memorial Day will be fittingly observed Here vocational a class will conduct Corn test plot a Corn test plot will be conducted on the Elmer Schultz farm North of Postville by members of the High school vocational agriculture class. The class is composed of ten boys who will Plant the seed by hand. Three kernels will be planted in each Hill and it is their intention to Plant 100 Hills in the plot. Many varieties will be entered in the test and each variety will be tested for yield moisture Content ear height Down stalks stand and disease. All persons or companies Are eligible to make entries in the test with a limit of three varieties of seed to each contestant. Instructor Eugene Sutton reports that the planting will be undertaken within the next two or three weeks. Postville and the surrounding Community will observe memorial Day on thursday May 30, according to plans made at a meeting held at the Putnam harness store monday evening. The officers of the Day and committees in charge of the arrangements for the Observance were appointed and these Are already at work on the program. The officers of the Day were chosen As follows president of the Day mayor Carl c. Sander. Master at arms Lieut. J. A. Palas. Chief marshal col. Darius Orr. Assistant marshals James Lennon and we. H. Hein. Legion commander Harley j. Hills. Committees on arrangements were appointed As follows band Harold j. Gamble. Hall a. A. Schroeder and Lawrence Welzel. Decoration of Hall a. C. Webster and Earl Abernethy. Finance a. C. Hoth and we. A Kneeland. Flowers and Flower girls Louis Schutte and Willard Schutte. Participation of schools supt. B. H. Graeber. Vocal music Rosa Lee Osburn. Readings Pauline Smith. Speaker and chaplains Ray r. Douglass. Automobiles Keith Gregg. The publication of the above list of officers and committees is their notification to proceed with the performance of their duties. Many entries made for saturday s pet doll Parade children s event will Climax three Days of bargain offerings and several entertainment features sponsored by Postville business people saturday will be a big Day in Postville for children of this Vicinity when they take part in the much heralded event to be held As a feature of a three Day merchants Spring sales event. It will be the pet and doll buggy Parade the first of its kind Ever staged in Postville. Every child under High school age is eligible to take part in the Parade in one of the following divisions pet division. Doll and doll buggy division. Bicycle division. Tricycle division. Five prizes will be awarded to the children. The contestant judged to be the Winner will receive an award of $2.50. A prize of $1.50 will be Given the child winning second place 75c for third place 50c for fourth place and 50c for fifth. Three attorneys have been selected to do the judging. They Are w. H. Burling Arthur j. Palas and Joseph b. Steele. New Telephone directory is now being published Gates Williams will go to boys state in june Gates a learn of son of or. And mrs. Victor Willjams of route one has been chosen As the youth in this Vicinity to go to Camp Dodge at Des Moines for seven Days to attend the annual so called boys state7j each year it has been the custom of Arthur f. Brandt Post no. 518, american legion to Send a youth and Gates Williams a senior in Postville High school was selected this year. He will leave june 1 for the school. The youths who attend boys state set up their own government elect officers and during their stay in Camp live up to rules and regulations. Boys from All Over the state Are in attendance to learn about town school county and state government. Remodelling work begins on Abernethy building remodelling work is now under Way on the building owned by Earl Abernethy located just East of the hotel.-. Or. Abernethy plans on making exp Tensive improvements in the building which was formerly occupied by mrs. Sam Hofer and her son Clifford Hofer. The homers have moved from the apartment in the Abernethy building to rooms above the interstate Power co. Office. Fire destroys barn on mrs. Henry Dahms farm a Small barrv3gx46 feet burned to the ground wednesday evening on the mrs. Henry Dahms farm near Ridley about four and a half Miles Southeast of Fos Tyllie the Blaze was first noticed about 8 30 p. M. By miss Ora Dahms and a Call was put in for the Luana and Postville fire departments who arrived on the scene within a few minutes. It was impossible to save the buildings however As the fire had gained too much headway. A Large barn located nearby was saved. In addition to the Small barn about 15 tons of Hay stored in the building was also destroyed. Several head of cattle in the barn were saved before the flames spread throughout the building. The spectacular Blaze attracted Many people and within a few minutes the Road was filled with spectators. Postville joins new six team baseball league Postville will have a town baseball team this summer competing in the newly organized northeastern Iowa league. Other members of the six team league will be St. Olaf Monona Waukon harpers ferry and Ossian. Lyle Kurdelmeyer attended a meeting tuesday evening at Ossian at which plans were made for the season which opens May 12. Postville s first game will be played at Waukon and the opening Home game will be played with Monona on May 19. 19 tons of Cable arrive for phone company Job a Carload of Lead and jute covered Cable was uploaded last week by the Postville Ermers Telephone cd and workm4�fyare expected to begin laying the Cable within a week. By actual weight the Carload of Cable tipped the beam at 37,450 pounds just about 19, s. Team at a ton a e some 1 the annual Job of publishing Telephone directories for the Postville Farmers Telephone company will be completed by the Herald within the next two weeks. In last year s Book there were approximately 780 listings and As there have been Many residence changes and newcomers to this Community a Good Many new numbers have been added to the directory this year. Changes in Telephone numbers Are especially heavy in Rural communities due to the annual farm migration in March. One Radical change will be noted in the directory this year. Officials of the Telephone company have decided the directory will not carry any advertising As has been the Case in former years. As soon As All of the changes in listings Are compiled work of publishing the directory will go Forward Carroll Berres found guilty in Lennon Case jury recommends sentence of life imprisonment at hard labor a jury of seven women and five Farmers recommended life at hard labor in fort Madison Penitentiary for Carroll Berres Early saturday morning in Alla Makee county District court at Waukon. The jury deliberated for eight hours before bringing in a verdict at 1 25 a. M. Less than 25 persons were in the courtroom when the verdict was read including mrs. Elmer j. Lennon. Widow of Postville s former marshal judge t. H. Goheen of Calmar who presided at the trial will not formally impose sentence until he has ruled upon the defense attorney s motion for a new trial. The 24 year old West Allis wis. Youth was charged with fatally shoot ing marshal Lennon on november 9 during a filling station robbery. On the witness stand in his own defense Berres said Lennon fired the first shot. The prosecution presented 31 witnesses while Only three appeared for the defendant. In addition to Berres the defense questioned his sister miss Margaret Pederson 19, and his aunt mrs. Irvin Breier both of Marinette wis. Roller skating rink to be opened on saturday Rex Rohrer of Victor,.who operated the roller skating rink at Turner Hall last Winter will open a skating rink saturday on the town property just West of the Shell Oil station. Or. Rohrer announces that there will be skating every night with afternoon skating on wednesday saturday and sunday. A a. A. \ a \. Attend Rea meeting. 10 or 12.local men will be hired by. The Telephone company to do the digging and assist with the Cable laying when work gets under Way the annual meeting of the Tri state Power cooperative is being held today at Lacrosse wis among those attending i f rom Postville Are Kermit James Sluwe a pendent of the local Rea Schultz right of Way supervisor Joseph b. Steele and members of the Board of directors. Many children entered. Among the children who have already signified their intentions to take part in the Parade Are the following first Grade Neil Rima Jean Olson Jean Schultz Dorothy Althouse Eunice Dresser Betty Renzman Murray Folsom Joyce Gregg Joann Han Gartner Dick Searls Ruth Ann Erbe. Second Grade Geraldine Kerr Dar Lene Schutte Katherine Garrett Lorna Luhman Marilyn Huebner Doris Meyer Norbert Anderson Virgil Martins Jackie Meyer Jackie Schara Dorothy Knuppe Mildred Foley Bruce Frazier Luther Heins. Third Grade Cletus Reincke John Dresser Marcene Schutte Jimmie Waters june Schroeder Duane Wedo Eugene Rima Arlene Schultz Joan Christofferson John Hoth Eugene Schultz Eldred Winter Verda Mae Schultz. Fourth Grade Sally Ann Ruck Daschel Jimmie Koevenig Carol Eber Ling Margaret Humphrey Jimmie Malone Mary Sanders Amber Smith Howard Hills Robert Thoma Bernald Martins Robert Douglass Joyce Han Gartner William Schultz. Fifth Grade Barbara Abernethy Myrtle Schultz Shirwood Olson Violet Gordanier Elbert Jahncke Kathleen Meyer Oliver Heins Margaret Buddenberg Burnetta Meland Janet Smith Gordon Suckow Eileen Winter Gladys Mae Meyer Gene Groth. Darwin Ellis Kathryn Owen Vivian Appel. Sixth Grade Bill Palmer Robert Thomson Arno Hilmer Floyd Schultz Jack Ruckdaschel Mary Lou Bursell Margaret Stutzman Jack Martins Rose Marie Meyer Charles Hoth and Kenneth Lofstuen. Seventh Grade Hall Roberts Dale Meyer. Elizabeth Schultz Virgil Gordon Dale Schroeder Leo Meyer. Later entries Are Robert Muchow Julie Sanders Bernadine Kugel ver Dell Hulbert Gretchen Zieman Gerald Martins Kathryn Joan Falb Patsy Ann Schroeder Dick Klingbeil Betty Flack Dorothy Boese Diane Douglass. One of the outstanding divisions of the Parade will be the bicycle and tricycle divisions. Although Only a few have entered these divisions it is believed the bicycle and tricycle divisions will be one of the largest sections of the Parade. It is not necessary for any child to Register at the Herald office to be eligible to take part in the event. All they have to do is appear at the City Park at 1 00 o clock on saturday with their pet doll buggy bicycle or tricycle. Should be decorated. Of course it is necessary for bicycles and tricycles to be decorated As the judges will base their decisions on original As Well As artistic designs. Each contestant in the doll buggy division must have a doll in the buggy nothing else. The buggy should be decorated. In the pet division it will be per kissable for the pet to pull some object As several children have voiced a desire to have a Small Wagon in the Parade. The National championship Postville High school marching band will Lead the Parade. Next in line will be children and their pets then the decorated bicycles decorated doll buggies and finally the tricycles. The Parade will form at the City Park at 1 00 o clock. It will get underway at 1 30 o clock moving eastward to the Postville state Bank Corner then southward to the Luhman & Sanders Corner. Children will return to the City Park where final judging will be made and awards will be Given to winners treats for All. All children taking part in the Parade will receive a treat. Events Are scheduled for thursday and Friday too. The High school marching band will Parade on each Day at 1 30 o clock in the business District. They will show the people in Postville the Maneu vers they will go through when they play in the National contest in St. Paul minn., on May 16, 17 and 18. Baseball games Are also on tap for Postville visitors As the annual Alla Makee county baseball tournament a will be in Progress on Friday and saturday. A a in connection with , Postville merchants have Many bargains on display in their stores and windows in readiness for one of the., biggest Spring sales events inv ears a Don t forget the dates thursday \ Friday and saturday. ". A a

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