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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - November 3, 1921, Postville, Iowa Postville Herald a live newspaper in a live town Postville 25 years ago. Interesting items Tekon from the files of the Iowa Volks Bluntt of november 0. 1896. Or. Ami mrs. A. It. Buddenburg have n Little hopi at their Limu. A Drunken Tot of youngsters Ruis Drain about town on Baline in. Cons. La Linshu into Ossian drug of was u Postville visitor on Sal or Dikiy. Our next president will lie win. Or Kinley. Iowa wont Republican by 50,00 1. Alla Makee Emir i y gave the republicans goo majority and Postville gave Mold Lluy 217 vote Bryan 1 it. On last thursday oel. 2hh occurred the marriage of or. Chrls Tuph sul Zebor nil Minn Una Seu line nov. Schumann off ice along. Mis. Emma Senholz and or. Win. Tommu noted is witnesses. Harrington s orchestra furnished the music. Guests at tie wedding were the parents of the Bride and Groom. Miss Emma Senholz win. C. Tho inn. Rev. And my. or. And mrs. Henry Meyer or. Ail or. Henry Burnitt. Miss Jennie Heel of Elkport and Gustuv diets Eli. It. Moonshine acid murder stirs pocket City people. We take the following account of lie terrible tragedy enacted at or Freitor last wednesday night from thursday morning s Dubuque Telegraph Mern lil Mcgregor. Oct. 27.- miss Cecil i Kersten. 20 years old. Daughter of or. And mrs. Kmil Kersten living Ion pleasant Ridge six Miles North Jovest of Mcgregor was shot and fatally wounded by 1 Eter Klie Tiow. A years old. Wednesday Uit lit. The shooting took place shortly after 1" o clock. Klenow had been keeping com Bialiy with the ctr for tie last years and i hey had been engaged. Lii recently had broken off to engagement assigning As the reason thai Klenow had been Drinnin heavily lately and of oils on lick part to persuade film to leave liquor a had been fruitless. Miss Kersten was shot while on a Couch in the living room of her Homo. With her was Harvey us former suitor. It develops 111 a t miss Kersten having�.,-� to break off her engagement Villi a. Lag Lilit to Call on Sass. Having Roosoon i conc i with miss Kef Den. The couple heard a Stop front Poiva and a second later a gunshot rang out. Shattering the Plass in the front window. Tin charge struck both of lie Young pie scattering Over their faces bodies. My clod. It s screamed miss Kef ten. Leaping to her feet and starting for the door. Sags attempted to detain her and a tiling called to her to extinguish the lighted lamp in the dining room where she and he had to pass to reach the outer door. If she had heard she did not heed hut instead rushed out upon the porch. Kas8 rushed into the adjoining room and extinguished the Light explaining in a statement to county attorney w. L. Milhem Lurf later that his thought in so doing was to destroy tie human targets at which the mad Man was firing. In another second suss now in the Der Konrod room heard the Secone shot outside the House. He heard miss kerb ten scream repeating Over Ami Over again he shot. Me. He said to was going to do it. Of. 1 know 1 am going to then the Assassin did a Peculia. Thing. Tenderly lifting the form v the prostrate girl in Bis arms tie bore her inside Lite House and As a Tenil Firlo placed her on a Couch the a ii Rich on which she was seated when he fired the first shot through n Lio window. Klenow struck a 111 itch Rell Guled the lamp and turned his attention to Toifl wounded girl. Moth men Bent her her and seeing he w mud was to ii probably fatal Sass hurried Tho Telephone and summoned Meil fail Tishi Sunnoe. 1 Kolln pwn instead of making an at Hempt to escape remained to gloat ver the prostrate form of his Vic pm a again and again he repeated i my you i would do it and now by god i help arrived and miss Kersten fingered for eighteen hours Belore Sho died. She died in her Home. County attorney Eichom Lort of i Clayton county accompanied by sheriff doors Foch. Arrived upon the Scono and placed Klenow under arrest.,to made no resistance and Hitoi made n full statement " to int attorney. The Stu Lemeut in part follows i had been keeping company with in Korsten for the past two years. A it. Tin on the peo and called upon her thursday afternoon and endeavoured to persuade her reconsider her decision to break off our engagement. I saw miss Kersten 11 number of times before yesterday when 1 Peiu several hours with her. Leaving her i got my car and drove to mar duet to with my brother Walter. While in town t i10 t n bottle or Moonshine of which i drank i Don t know How much. We drove from there to Mcgregor where i to tight some More intoxicating liquor. My a roller and drank from the two in tics. Arriving Home 1 went into the House took off my overcoat and got four Shotgun shells. Then i went into he Kitchen and got tie Shotgun. I went Over to the Kersten House with the intention of shooting Harvey pass. 1 saw a Light in the House and walked up to within twelve feet of the porch. I saw them sitting on the Couch together and 1 aimed at Harvey Sass shooting through the window. I Beard Cecil scream and saw Harvey turn off the Light. Then someone came out of the House and i lived at that person believing it was Harvey Sass. And then i heard Cecil Call to me. It was net until then that i discovered hint it was veil whom 1 had shot with the second Load. I put another Shell in the gun but it lain Ned and i could not done toe bleach. I picked her up and carried her into the in Csc. Then Harvey called for the doctor and by in time my Mother and brother came. The into tool 1 had Willi Cecil on oct 2u was on account of my drinking and about her going with Otie Fellows one of whom was Harvey mass. When i was Over to Cecil s House after supper that Nii lit i told her that if she allowed Harvey has. To come out that evening there would be trouble. I aim told her that 1 would not give her up. And that As Long As she was keening company Willi me. Not to go with him. Or there would lie Harvey sat with i face cries Ero. De Willi adhesive Lane in the office of Coli nov attorney Kicic Dorl ill Kcf Tregor this afternoon relating of the affair about the hour when Cecil Kersten died. He explained that he had Kepi to Many with the Young lady up until two years ago when lie discontinued his visits. There had been 110 quarrel he said die Hilving become interested in Oiler . Oils and other things while in was much the same with him. They remained friends he said and occasionally met at dances and Pari ies. Letter from Cecil last a told the prosecutor and Peter had agreed and suggested that t nay her 11 Call. She mentioned that die would b Home alone on wed cd Dav. That her folks were going to Laci i be that Day where her Mother was to under go an operation. I called upon her Early in tie evening. We took a drive out towards Monona in my car. Rettin Lith Early to her Home. We went in and sat Down Ami visited in a Friendly manner. She mentioned that she had broken of with Peter Klenow so we did t talk much about that. Sud Donov we were both peppered with shot. I put out the a left As in Colv As i could. Thinking to prevent whoever was doing the shoo lug from seeing who was inside. Put Cecil ran opt on the porch and was shot the second both the Klenow and tie kers ten families Are prominent. Their Homes almost face each other along pleasant a Tolge. Cross up has Long had it thai All was not Well Between Klenow and the girl and when the news that Sho Hud broken the engagement became noised Aboul. It was set the end of a perfect Day i got a monday s i saving she to disagree. The Young folks both moved. Klenow used relied Shotgun shot. The gun of the sheriff no Surprise to in which they a Spry Nevid bar loaded Wilh to. I now in the custody and which will be Community Chim ii notes. Morning worship at .1 1 sunday school 1 1 la a Christian in Cavor at i kaon aug service at. 7 o. Mid week sen ii e every Day at 7 "0 p. In. 0 o clock. 111. p. 111. One on in Ijuan sing v a lord s is of the Tine service i. Have i sunday supper. Features of the men s you heard wed hostile eve i Amble them obituary. Communion of the subject of Sermon. Hod a communion walking with meditation. The Community Church will soon be a year old. The anniversary will be appropriately observed on nov. Kith. Keep this Date open Tui watch for further announcements. Were you Olio of those present at the Christian Endeavor meeting there was a Good crowd and a line meeting. Next sunday evening the j j0", ",ne.ils1 music committee will have charge. The november missionary meeting will be held this week Friday it p. 111. At the methodist Church. Lesson mrs. Webb and mrs. Ethel Sanders. Mrs. Prior is chairman of the supper committee. Everyone com -1 prepared to sew. Let us have 11 Good attendance. The Christian Endeavor. Carl Fred Meyer was born the 17th Day of january 1si10, at Hanover Cic Muny. At tie age of ii years he came to America Willi his parents two Brothers and one sister. His Early manhood was silent in Irand Meadow township in which Cuni inanity lie eventually made his permanent Home. On the 2-Ltli of february list he was United in marriage to Sophia Stopperan. This Union was blessed with live children. The deceased was an industrious conscientious and highly respected resident of Irand Meadow township. About a year ago his health falling lie underwent an operation which seemed to Benefit him to some extent but his former health and strength were never restored. Ills death although nor unexpected because of his failing health never the a held for evidence remains broken at i lie breach lust As it was when the hell which he had inserted into he weapon became jammed. Klenow will be charged Wilh first degree murder lie was hurried to the county Tali lil Klunder where prosecutor Eichendorf had taken ills stale sent. Or. And mrs. Kersten Parent of the girl arrived Home Early thursday morning from Lacrosse having been notified of the shooting by Long distance Telephone. Other relatives were with the girl until they arrived. The tragedy has created a profound sensation in Clayton county. It in tie sole topic of conversation wherever a number of persons Are Annir Regatos together. Kleinow s trial for murder promises to he one of the history making trials of Clinton county. Klenow is a divorced Man the decree having been issued about five years ago it is said. Miss kerb ten according to those who attended her displayed unusual vitality. She was conscious until the last and conversed coherently with those about her. Sho lived an hour it is said after every of Hourt boat had gone. To shot to twice t know t am going to die the girl Ropo ated Over find Over indicating Klonow As the Man who shot her while he remained in the room. The monday club. Bent Rice Brenner will to hostess of the monday club 011 november 7, Whon the following program will to presented Roll governors the Santo Luxo Cutava Snart Nikont the governor and his colleagues Nordio Durno work of the state Atlman Lustra. Tive Williams Road nos from room Volt s ice tors to ills Alldren broker. Music a tie Christian lil Deavor held their first social event at the Kerr Home last Friday evening and in spite of tie inclement weather there were tis present. The Rush for the Large swing in the Hay mow started As the Young people gathered but the Competition for swings was so great that soon the crowd gathered in the House and games such As spin tie pint Tor Prince of Paris etc., Wero played. Everyone entered into the sport of the. Games and had a Good time. Before the Oats committee did their part 11 Short business session was hold. Then the eats came last but not least. The committee Hud amply provided for the occasion everyone had a Tine time and Are looking Forward to the next social event by the Christian flip Delivoi Tho regular sunday evening meetings Are growing in interest there being close to fifty five present at tie sunday evening meeting. Special music talks and a contest composed the program. Everyone is invited to attend these meetings held by the Christian Endeavor. Doorstep baby in Postville. Shock when at 1 45 p. M. On wednesday last while seated on a Couch at Bis Home he suddenly passed away. St. Paul s lutheran Church has lost a faithful member and the Community n Man Well beloved and highly respected. To leaves to mourn his death his wife and the following children mrs. Win. Balt mrs. Victor Meyer of Monona mrs. Fred Blousman. Vert Meyer Glen Meyer at Home also two Sisters mrs. Win Meyer of Postville and mrs. Henry Kletus of Algona a brother win. Meyer of Algona besides Many other relatives and a Host of friends. His age was go years months and 0 Days. The funeral was held tit. 1 00 p. M. Saturday from st. Paul s lutheran Church the Rev. 10. Schmidt officiating. Interment in the Postville cemetery. A. A lutheran otur0k notes. The Postville Public schools our renders will recall that just a week or so ago the Herald recorded the leaving of n i Why on the Doorstop of a Homo at st. A spar. Let to did to dream it the time that to would be called upon to announce anything of a like nature in Postville. However during monday night of this week someone desiring to give a child a Good Home loft it on the porch of a Postville drayman Noi itly wrapped up and with the not co wanted a papa and and Otto Boucher with tears running in torrents nil Over the front of his clothes picked to up tenderly in his fatherly arms and says "1 wonder what Sono Ngun played a halloween joke on to this one was t a flesh and blood baby. To Schultz Lang. Sunday school it 30 a. M. Preaching service____10 so a. M. Senior choir practice thursday at 8 00 p. 111. Nov. 10th the ladles Aid will meet at Singer Hall. The missionary society will meet nov with mrs. John Weihe. Next meeting of tie Luther league sunday nov. I at 710 p. M. Irene Sander infant daughter of or. And mrs. Walter Sander received holy baptism last sunday. Because of last sunday s inclement weather the special collection for Christian education will remain open fur those who had no Opportunity to contribute. E. Schmidt pastor. At seven o clock tuesday morning november 1, 111181, at Tho lutheran Piir Songe in Postville Tho Totev. J5 Schmidt joined to holy Matrimony or. Lawrence Schulz of Postville and miss Leilo Laugo of Oast Alln. Tho Groom is a son of or. And mrs. August scam Ltd North of Post Vullo and the Bride n daughter of mrs. H. Lungo of Catulla whose wide acquaintance throughout Ali Botlon makes it Punneo Obury Thi Thoy should receive any encomium fit our Thoy will Kettle Down to housekeeping on a farm recently Pur has of North of Luana and the Herald joins with Many Friend in of touting Horn try Well wishes for hair piness and pro says cons nov Maytag a of a Over a us Job to a. Noong Buwie is no Fri x is us Ixia w Davao a. Corpus of a subs a vat older nou maim Voung wis Nom game tilth. Football game coming there will be a football Wilh Fayette on november at Fayette. Everybody go. Freshman class meeting. On oct. 27 the freshmen had a class meeting to elect officers and prepare for 11 Hillowe Eil party of monday night. Officers were elected As follows president Catherine Standt. Vice president Florence Swenson Secretary Lula Hemmings. Treasurer Robert Roehm. The commutes for the party were b o e h a Milton Kiesau Bertha Beyer. Refreshments Ruth Miller Florence Swenson Emma Pleins. Zel Talathia literary program. Orchestra talk 011 halloween sports past and present Rimer scam Ltd hints to freshman Zuna Gordon read by Marguerite Ledou music Ruth and Harriet Miller Postville thirty years from now Agnes s. And Celia b. Talk on halloween Norman Dannenbrink debate affirmative Harry Lubbers and Flo ence Swep on. ,d-"�1 nov on and Paul Koevenig. Pinno Solo Florence Hoth everyone is invited. Tie dec Aida torn contestants Are Tel Mug nicely started on then pieces. Last monday evening the fresh men had a class party in he Gyin. They played Many Good games but were bothered by a Bunch of Vounce men who staved around and tried to get. The Oats but they Hdldn do it. The refreshments were ice Cream und wafers. At lust the party broke up at 10 p. M. And every freshman said to had a Good time. Last tuesday 11 Roll of Honor was Hung in Tho upper Bull. On it Are the names of those pupils who made an average Grade of 90 per cent or Moro for the first six weeks with satisfactory deportment. The list follows twelfth Grade Verona Bollian Inez Meyer. Agnes Sehuler Dolores Thorn Lillian Meier. Tenth Grade Bernico Borling Harriot Miller. Lloyd Hoin. Eleventh Grade May r or n a Irene Foley Mack Peterson. Ninth Grade a 11 t o n Kiesau Catherine Standt. The Library is open to Tho Public tuesday Efto Noons from 3 so to Reno. This moans that you Are sure of land Long a librarian at that time you May return books any evening after school and May also Check Thorn out any evening if miss recce or one of Tho librarians happens to be present. Books May to kept out two weeks with the privilege of re Newfang for two weeks. A number of Hooks have been out considerably Moro than the regular time and should be returned it your earliest convenience. Elgin Farmer s fatal fall last Liui Day just before the noon hour a fatal Accident occurred at the Thos. Kjosa farm some six Miles East of hero thru which or Klosno was killed instantly Saj b Tho Elgin Tycho. Some time ago the Burn on Tho place was burned and a now one was in Coli be of erection. Tho foundation Wall was up and at the Elmo of the Accident or. Kinsa and other workmen wore putting a Concrete Loov in the basement. Or Kjosen was working it Tho a Luxor on top of the eight foot Wall and had just Boon to Tho ii ouch to answer a tote phone Call which told him his ear Load of lumber for, now barn had arrived in i Jug in. To returned to his work and it is thought that his shovel was caught to the a Luxor und he was thrown Hoti first to Tho base mint floor a distance of eight feet alighting in buc.1i a manner that his Neche was broken or. Tar Dee of Clermont was called und found the injury such ii to have caused almost instant death. Membership drive gets results. With returns far from Complete the indications Are that the one Day membership drive by the farm Bureau brought in Between 3,500 and 4,000 members. Only about sixty counties have reported to far. Of these Dickinson took the Lead with 12fi new members. This makes Dickinson the Banner county of the state Moro than 100 per cent to the Good with 1.085 farms and 1,115 farm Bureau members. Preliminary reports from some of the counties not yet checked up indicate that three or four of them will deliver even More new members than Dickinson has reported. The estimate in Woodbury is 300, while Dubuque threatens to boost the former list to the extent of 500 new members. Clay and Franklin counties scored 104 each. Linn reported 7 Hardin whore the big drive was so successfully launched two years Ngo comes across with 72 new members. In the Southern part of the state Union county is in the Lead with followed by Adair with 70, Jasper 54 Vanburen 4 5, Clarke 41, and so on Down the list. Considered in relation to existing conditions financial and otherwise All of which Are More or less unfavourable to organization work. It is an excellent showing for a single Day s work and farm Bureau Mem Bers generally Are entitled to con Gratzul Utonn. Set dates for convention. The third annual convention of the Iowa farm Bureau federation ill be held in Des Moines january 11 and 12. The time was made one week inter than the Date of the Las convention in order to give the county organizations More time for perfecting arrangements to attend following their meetings the first Eek in january. Continue Cost accounting work at the recent meeting of tie executive committee of tie farm Bureau federation it was definitely tie idea to continue tie Cost of product Hon and Cost accounting project that As inaugurated last year. While this is one of the most expensive activities promoted by the federation it has been found to be Worth All it osts. And it was the unan Minu opinion of the members of the exec live committee that the results of tallied Are too valuable to think of discontinuing the project. When the officials of the town federation were called to Washington recently to appear before the interstate Commerce commission in connection with the rate hearing Thoy went armed Wilh Hie figures obtained from tills work the last two veins. To a United Brethren churches Bethel the first big event on the Church Calendar for this year is a series of evangelistic. Meetings to begin at. Be Hel Church on next sunday. These meetings will be of More than Ordinary significance owing to the intensive effective character of the service rendered. Rev. Miss Dominie Minton conference state evangelist has been engaged for the meetings and her past evangelistic record is practically guarantee of Victory. Sho uses no clap trap methods nor Illy senseless undignified provocations to laughter but sane sound Eusiblo presentations of the gospel which alone saves men. Her gospel sermons Are sermons gospel. No one can Well afford to min a these meetings. I Appeal therefore to the entire Community to Avail yourselves of this unusual Opportunity. Let everyone be present it the very first service and then be regular attendants throughout the meetings. Services will to held on next Sun Day morning by Rev. A. O. Harris the evangelistic Force will he there sunday evening. Castalia Rev. Minton will preach at Cas Anlla sunday morning. Services at Castolia sunday evening also. W. E. Wolfington. To notice to automobile own ers. _ the Elmo for buying motor v0i1i clo License for Tho year 1 22 is Here application for License can to made at a depository bunk or it the Conn to treasurer s office on application cards for that purpose. Whon making application at Bank please bring your certificate of registration for 1921 As same contains the required information for making the 1022 application. Please do not Send your Cortil Cote of registration to the count treasurer As an application for it Cense. Applications Nubit be made on card for that purpose and certified to before a notary Public. All applications for motor vehicle la census must to Cort Flod to before a notary Public. Motor vehicles having changed hands during 1921 must be transferred to Tho present owner before License can be is biped. We cannot Register a motor vehicle not properly transferred. A penalty of $1.00 per month attaches after Dee. 31. 1921. Waukon Iowa. Nov. 1, 1921. Ben lddt2king. County Troas uror. To neighbourhood news. Chips of news gathered from the woodpile of our neighbors in this and other counties. The output of the Clear Lake Reamore last year Wab 251,434 pounds., or. And mrs. Chris Lehman of Elgin celebrated their Golden wedding Friday of last week. Retus Ellenbolt a Clayton county lad was fined $100 for driving a or while intoxicated. Cedar rapids leads the state in the number of building permits issued in. September 140 being the number. November 18th will to the opening Date for the annual Homecoming of upper Iowa University alumni. The program is now being worked out. The Shakespeare club. Tho Shonk Esparo club will meet november 8th with Anna Leui As hostess Bert has b san Tottle und v when Tbs Era dog bag Bromo Wrt of Peke Vwe Are in a tulle  become a As hmm Tatj a s

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