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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - November 6, 1940, Postville, Iowa A live newspaper in a live town. Forty ninth year. Postville Iowa wednesday november 6,1940. Number 2. Ert Sumner ites Ank locals in Homecoming tilt e rally prevents locals rom being blanked other school news Spring fever is Given before capacity crowds fast charging Alert Sumner outplayed Postville Friday noon at Smith athletic Field and de the pirates a 12 to 6 loss in the Al Homecoming game. 0 sustained marches one Good for Ards and the other for 55 Yards Sumner their two touchdowns Ville s score came in the fourth Ter with but six minutes left to trailing by 12 Points the pirates de up with a passing attack. Buder dropped Back to the Postville Ard line and passed to Davenport raced 65 Yards to score the Only the touchdown of the the game. E Bareis attempted the place kick the extra Point but it was blocked e pirates fought gamely in the ing minutes of play but were in Ito get in scoring territory. Twice Iner intercepted Long passes to Art Postville s offensive and As the e ended the visitors had the Ball in Postville territory Ray in the game the pirates had Opportunity to score after recover a Fumble on the 16 Yard line. Of pne play had gained six Yards the Tes attempted a pass which was Cepter. Sumner kicked out of Ger and held Postville in Midfield. J pirates again booted the Ball to Ner with the visitors beginning a e from their own 30 Yard line. A harms and Kelly harms sum-3 famed brother act took hold 1 e situation and a Long pass from to Kelly put the Ball on the 46 line. Another pass to Kelly car the Ball to the 11 Yard line where e line thrusts gained the necessary Ance to the goal line. It was winks fullback for the invaders who de across for the touchdown inks scored the second Sumner a Down Early in the fourth Quarter r a series of passes Melly harms Celly harms had placed the Ball coring position. Sumner failed to make Good either to after touchdown. The first at it was a pass which was income and after the second touchdown Ace kick fell Short. Upper Iowa conference Ayette although Idle Lasi week end Ched a share of the upper Iowa Ference championship. Postville its mathematical Chance to take title by losing to Sumner 12 to 6, its second straight conference de a non conference game at Nashua a  Defeated Maynard 13 to 12. Standing armistice Day d the Assembly room at the High school building was filled to capacity thursday and Friday evenings for the annual Junior class play Spring which was Given under the direction of Pauline Smith. The play was exceptionally Well done with All members of the cast taking his or her part in a creditable manner. Spring fever portrayed activity taking place in a Rooming House at Brookfield College a Small co educational College in the East. The entire play took place in . Spangler s living room the Day before commencement. By Harris took the part of Howard Brandt who had considerable trouble in completing his term paper in zoology which would enable him to graduate. The zoology professor was professor Virgil bean played by la Mont Gericke who would t accept the term paper As it was handed in 15 minutes late. Professor bean anally accepted the paper after being persuaded by Howard Brandt s aunt Maude Corey played by Darlene Douglass who was financing Howard s education.  Robert Kneeland the wealthy Henry Purcell who made a Quarter million dollars donation to the College also had a hand in influencing prof. Bean and College president or. Dixon played by Earl Medberry in permitting Howard s graduation. Anne Purcell enacted by Gretchen Myers took the part of or. Purcell s daughter and had quite a time convincing her father to donate Money to the College. Margaret Huebner played the role of . Purcell. At one time in the play she was certain her Rich husband had been kidnapped and was at Odds with . Spangler Marion caste who had charge of the Rooming House. Alan Beucher in the role of Lewis and John Brandt who played the part of de Burns were College students and friends of Howard Brandt. They went to great trouble and got in a Little trouble when they tied up or. Purcell. Who they thought was a professional Model. Betty Ann Meier in the part of Lou Herron and Pearl Schultz who played Vivian George took leading parts in the plot which worked out successfully before the final curtain. Henry Harris passes on at Covina calif., Home word was received in Postville on tuesday that Henry Harris a former resident had passed away on sunday at Covina calif., where he made his Home with his Only daughter . Clarence Banks. Or. Harris who was 81 years old passed away suddenly As he was teaching his sunday school class. Henry Harris was born june 9, 1859, the son of Elisha and Margaret Patterson Harris. He spent his youth on the Harris farm near Lybrand and after his marriage to miss Amanda Eaton continued to live in this Vicinity for a number of years. Or. And . Harris moved to Kansas where they were located for a time then went to California. Or. Harris has a wide number of Distant relations who Are located in Postville and Vicinity. He was preceded in death by his wife about a year ago and 13 Brothers. Hold Large Pep meeting previous to Homecoming f. D. R. Wins third term republicans carry Iowa Post township and surrounding counties go Republican along with state All Alla Makee offices go to republicans comp conference Ette. Ader. Tville. Ner. Nard. St Union. Bona. Nikon. 4% .900 3h 1% .700 4 2 .667 3 2 .600 3 3 .500 2 a. 3tt .417 1% 5% .215 0 4 .000 local butter maker is awarded medal at state contest Alvin Thoresen Garnavillo gets Gold medal Hall remodelling work is progressing steadily f. F. A. News he farm crops and farm manage a classes will Harvest the Corn yield plot this week. In addition to ing the. Yields of the 25 varieties Corn checks will be made on ear it Down stalks and disease. The twas planted in five ranges with Dom arrangement of varieties in Range. One Hundred Hills of each lety were planted. Modern maids meet a first meeting of the modern is was held last monday at 3 15. Pearl Schultz presiding. The folding officers were elected resident Leah Harris and Marilyn ins. Each of these girls will take re of a meeting then the members select the Best one As president the other will automatically be a the vice president Secretary Marjorie Rekow. Treasurer Ruth Thoma. Lub reporter Charleen Schlee. Ommittee chairman Murtis Gor four Iowa butter makers received Gold medals three received Silver medals and 21 were awarded Bronze medals last wednesday evening at the in Des Moines in 1 recognition for High average scores with their products during the last Oliree years. Alvin Thoresen of Garnavillo was one of the butter makers to receive a Gold medal and Edgar c. Riser of the Postville Creamery was among time group receiving the Bronze medals. / the system of determining awards is As follows one Point is earned with butter which scores 93 per cent at any of the 32 monthly educational contests in the state each year. Two Points Are earned with butter which scores 94 per cent and three Points with butter which is scored 95 per cent. If a butter maker s product earns 17 Points in one year he is entitled to a Bronze medal. If it earns 17 Points in each of two successive years he is entitled to a Silver medal and if the butter earns 17 Points in each of three successive years he receives a Gold medal. As butter makers from the entire state of Iowa were competing for the medals the records of or. Riser and or. Thoreson Are particularly worthy of Praise. In the Junior butter scoring contest Harold Sebastian of Luana placed first with butter scoring 95. Mrs Floyd sires of Cedar Falls sister of Jack Lavelle of this City won second place in the women s judging contest. Embers of the modern maids Are Rlene Baltz Gloria Erickson Betty h Meier Murtis Gordanier Zana e Harris Marilyn Heins Pearl Ultz Lavon Casten Delores my by Leah Harris Opal Gordanier Jorie Rekow Charleen Schlee nor Loftsgard. Joyce Nolte Greta is Thelma a Groth Kathleen Loon Barbara Brainard Delores Mcnally. E following new members were rated monday night Verda Mae Al Sophia Dyke Gloria Gass nor Opsand Marjorie Noack Ruth a Lois Tindell Irene Kamp a Watne Charlotte Gordon Ida e Severn Laura Marie Riveland by Stutzman and Thelma Mork. Enrol for radio speaking Alks suitable for radio use in the National Campaign against tuber cd will be written during the coming is by students of Postville High Bol miss Pauline Smith faculty Wor announces. Tween november. 20 and Deceron 18, eighty one Quarter hour abroad periods will be made available by radio stations of Iowa to partial no High schools. Each period will " Iodate three speakers. Time is continued on Page eight. Work of remodelling Turner Hall into a memorial Hall for the town of Postville is progressing steadily. Two Large doors have been Cut into the building on the North Side leading to a Large room which will House the fire truck and other fire fighting equipment. A fill of several feet is being made to bring up the floor level and a Concrete floor will be said later on. Councilman Fred c. Ruckdashel and his workers completed the task of leveling the Balcony floor this week. Heretofore the Balcony floor was at a sloping Angle but As the present plans Call for a legion room it was necessary to tear up the old floor and level it off. In addition to a legion room a rest room will also be built on the Balcony. Harvey Clark observes his 79th anniversary Harvey Clark one of the Pioneer settlers Northeast of town celebrated his 79th birthday anniversary last thursday. Or. Clark ranks among the oldest voters in this Vicinity and since j 1883 has put his Crossin the Circle for the Republican car Toj during All of these years or. Clark has done All of his voting in Postville with the exception of 1902, when he was on the coast. One Sherman sister of National family passes on saturday funeral services were held this afternoon one of the largest Pep meetings in the history of Postville High school was held last wednesday  night with the entire High school student body Junior High school members and the Grade students taking part. It was estimated that 300 school students and about 100 graduates and townspeople were also present at the Pep meeting which was one of the first events in the Homecoming Celebration. Postville reverberated with cheers and noise As the Celebration got under Way at the school building. With the marching band leading the procession the group marched to the Luhman & Sanders Corner then after an Impromptu round of cheers moved to the Douglass pharmacy Corner and around the Block and Back to the Herald office Corner. At each Corner the students and other celebrants took part in cheering before marching to the North Side of Smith athletic Field where a huge Bonfire was soon blazing. One group of Young men in the Parade was composed of members of the High school letter club and they presented quite a spectacle As they marched a Long carrying Torch lights. At the football Field Ray Douglass addressed the gathering giving a Pep talk in regard to pirate teams and their hard to beat spirit. Milton Gulsvig assistant coach Jack Sanders Captain of the team coach Ivan Black Mer and supt. B. H. Graeber were other speakers at the Celebration. Former resident passes in California october 27 Ete returns listed . Nettie Marston received  word yesterday that e. T. Henderson a former resident of this Vicinity had passed away october 27 at Eagle Rock calif., where he had been living with his daughter . Leona Zabel. Or. Henderson who was known Here As Tom Henderson was a Nephew of the late col. D. B. Henderson. He was one of the Pioneer Farmers in the Henderson Prairie Vicinity moving away about 25 or 30 years ago. Leo Sebastian makes educated toe off Albright auction listed for next tuesday noon a farm auction Sale will be conducted tuesday november 12, on the Chas. H. Albright farm which is located one mile North of Castalia. Or. Albright is offering 26 head of cattle for Sale All of which Are Well bred milking shorthorn. He also lists in an advertisement in this Issue of the Herald one Roan Mare 1,000 bushels of new Corn 25 tons of Clover Hay 500 bushels of Oats and a full line of farm machinery and equipment. Auctioneers Waters & Thompson will cry the Sale. The Ossian state Bank will be clerk. De Voelker unearthed two Mammoth carrots two of the largest Caj to to be grown in this Vicinity this year were brought to ithe Herald office on last thursday a morning Jay de Voelker who is on the John and Henry Gericke farm at two carrots weigh four and Toree quarters pounds and each is eight inches in length and resemble Small torpedo. They Are now on exhibit at the Herald office. Leo Sebastian son of or. And . George c. Sebastian received statewide publicity in sunday s daily newspapers for his part in Luther s Victory Over Simpson in Friday afternoon. Leo kicked the extra Point which won the game for Luther 7 to 6. / adult night school topics announced for coming lessons both men and women will hear interesting talks or. Ellen Amelia Sherman of National 90, half of a sister team listed in who s who of the women of the nation for their contributions in two Fields was buried this afternoon in the National Community Church cemetery following services at the Church. The Rev. H. M. Adix of Farmersburg and i the Rev. G. Bunge of Independence officiated or. Sherman passed away saturday evening in the family residence at National. The Home is famed in ornithological history As the acre of the Ellen Amelia Sherman was born in National in the House on the northeastern. Iowa Prairies. She was graduated1 from upper Iowa University Oberlin College and the University of Michigan. She took Post graduate work at the universities of Pennsylvania and Chicago. For. A. Number of years she was a resident and clinical physician at Mary Thompson Hospital Chicago and frown 1884 to 1887 was physician for women at the Iowa Hospital insane at Independence. She was Well known in this Vicinity where she was a property owner and a second Cousin of Harvey and Ray Douglass a five meetings remain on the sched ule of the adult night school classes for men and women which Are being conducted each wednesday evening in the Postville school building. Eugene Sutton who has charge of the men s groups has lined up some interesting topics for the coming Threa meetings. A. J. Palas will speak on deeds and mortgages this evening the results of the hybrid Corn and hybrid Oats test plot will be discussed at the november 13 meeting b y or. Sutton. On november. 20, Donald sheets state soils specialist will speak on farm soil Irma Whannel who is in charge of the ladies meetings announces. That . By Harrington will have charge of the program this evening. She will discuss making Over discarded cloth ing and garments hanging in closets which Are not worn regularly. All ladies who attend Are asked to bring some garment which they would like to alter. Mrs. Harrington will make suggestions regarding individual prob lems november 13 will be devoted to a quiz on clothing questions and Solu november.20 meeting will be a demonstration of zippier applications. A Post township returns president Franklin Telano Roosevelt was \ reelected to the country s highest office a esterday but his Republican opponent Wendell l. Willkie was the Choice of voters in Post township a Willkie and Charles l. Mcnary Republican candidate for vice president polled 708 votes in Post township while Roosevelt and his running mate Henry a. Wallace received 280 votes. A total of 997 votes were cast Here which was three less than the record total during the 1936 election. Cold wintry weather was believed to have been responsible for the slight decrease. As Postville s population is considerably larger today in comparison with the population of four years ago a record vote was expected. Voting started at 8 00 a. M. And at noon about 250 people had marked their ballots. The first Man to cast his ballot at Turner Hall was Mack Peterson while this Honor among the women went to Anna Leui. The last Man to vote shortly before the 8 00 p. M. Closing hour was Kenneth Schultz. Mrs. August Schultz was the last woman voter. Of the 997 votes cast there were 406 straight Republican ballots 176 straight democratic one ballot for the communist party one of prohibition and two for the socialist labor party. Only two ballots were spoiled. A total of 37 absent voters ballots were submitted at the polls. Republicans in Post township gained strength at the election compared to the 1936 voting when there were 217 straight Republican votes and 187 straight democratic votes. The two local candidates Joseph b. Steele for state senator and a. J. Palas for county attorney were Given a splendid vote of endorsement by the Home folks. The vote on the referendum to Amend the Constitution was Defeated at tuesday s election. Here Are the results in Post township the first named for each office being Republican and the second named being democratic for president Wendell l. Willkie 708 Franklin d. Roosevelt 280. For governor Geo. A. Wilson 683 John k. Valentine 281. For Lieut. Governor a. B. Hicken Looper 665 s. J. Gavin 266. For Secretary of state Earl g. Miller 665 Katie Miller 269. For auditor of state Chet b. Akers 653 w. M. Shaw 266. For treasurer of state Willis g. Bagley 662 Laverne Clark 260. For Secretary of agriculture Mark g. Thornburg 657 Frank Murphy 268. For attorney general John Rankin 644 Harry Hagemann 271. For Commerce commissioner Carl w. Reed 675 Mike p. Conway 243. For judges of the supreme court t. G. Garfield 653, Ralph a. Oliver 649, c. F. Wennerstrum 642 w. H. Hamilton 263, Timothy j. Mahoney 261, Paul w. Richards 262. District offices. For representative in Congress from the fourth District Henry o. Talle 681 Morgan j. Mcenaney 264. For judge of thirteenth District court to. H. Goheen unopposed 917. For state senator 40th District Paul p. Stewart 547 j. B. Steele 408. For state representative 90th District Elmer Pieper 649 Gabe Peder son 278. County offices. For auditor Alfred l. Hansmeier 564 John h. Palmer 394. For treasurer a. C. Grangaard 671 Walter Howe 263. For clerk of District court Otto h. Fossum 633 Robert Collins 308. For sheriff Leonard j. Bulman 647 Daniel a. Ryan 293. For recorder Lillian Meierkord 590 Emmett c. Sullivan 363. For county attorney Arthur h. Jacobson 577 Arthur j. Palas 381. For Coroner Charles Boyden 609 Ohn l. Bresnahan 303. For supervisor Jan. 1941 Alfred g. Smedsrud 598 Bernard a. Houlihan 325. For supervisor Jan. 1942 Henry Quanrude 628 t. J. Burke 298. Township offices. For Justice of the peace Joseph b. Steele received 374 votes. Ben Lange was elected township assessor Elmer a. Hoth township clerk James Len non Constable and Fred Hangartner trustee. In the most heated election since 1916, Franklin d. Roosevelt was reelected president of the United states at tuesday s election and became the first Man in american history to be elected to a third term As president. According. To press dispatches at noon today Roosevelt received a popular vote of 21,339,000. Wendell Willkie the republicans candidate received 17,873,000 votes up to that time. This morning at 9 30 o clock Willkie sent a Telegram to president Roosevelt conceding defeat and expressing his congratulations. It was estimated that Over 50,000,000 votes were cast in the United states and that Willkie had received the largest number of votes accorded a losing candidate since 1916. Of the 531 electoral votes in the United states president Roosevelt was Well in the Lead. Reports at noon indicated that he would probably receive 472 and Willkie 59 of the electoral vote. The race Between governor George a. Wilson Republican incumbent and John k. Valentine his democratic opponent for the governorship of Iowa was close. Wilson had a Lead at noon and his reelection was assured. He received approximately 541,000 votes and Valentine 448,000 votes. All Republican candidates for state offices were elected incomplete and Early returns show. In Iowa Willkie had a Lead of approximately 50,000 votes. He received 569,220 and Roosevelt 519,897 votes. Alla Makee county. Alla Makee s vote of approximately 10,000 is probably the highest Ever polled in the county. The Republican candidates for president vice president Willkie and Mcnary carried the county by a margin of 2,593 votes. They garnered 5,851 votes while Roosevelt and Wallace were Given 3,258 votes. Gov. Geo. A. Wilson was Given a big Lead in the race for governor. He polled 5,445 votes while John k. Valentine on the democratic ticket received but 3,365 votes. For congressman Henry o. Talle the incumbent led Morgan Mcenaney by a vote of 5563 to 3199. Paul p. Stewart led Joseph b. Steele for state senator with a vote of 5140 to 3367. T. H. Goheen was unopposed for judge of District court for the thirteenth District. Elmer Pieper was Given a big margin for state representative. He received 5,661 votes and his democratic opponent Gabe Pedersen 3,056 votes. The county totals Are As follows for auditor Alfred l. Hansmeier r4,877 John h. Palmer d4,027. For treasurer a. C. Grangaard r5,543 Walter Howe d3,278. For clerk of court Otto h. Fossum r5,444 Robert Collins d3,381. For sheriff Leonard j. Bulman r5,242 Daniel j. Ryan d3,697. For recorder Lillian Meierkord r4,659 Emmett c. Sullivan d4,258 for county attorney Arthur h. Jacobson r5,902 Arthur j. Palas d2,879. For Coroner Charles Boyden r 5,013 John l. Bresnahan d3,659. For member of the Board of super visors Alfred g. Smedsrud r received 4,692 votes and Bernard a. Houlihan d 4,143 Henry Quanrude r5,307, and t. J. Burke d3,480. Clayton county. Clayton county went Republican in tuesday s election giving Wendell l. Willkie presidential candidate a Large Lead. Henry o. Talle received a Fine endorsement in his Battle for reelection to Congress. G. W. Hunt former Postville resident received a big mar in in the race of state senator in the 36th District. He was opposed by a. H. Borman on the democratic ticket. All republicans who were candidates for county office were elected with the exception of a. R. Dittmer who Defeated t. E. Hartwick Republican candidate for member of the Board of supervisors. Clayton county s victorious officers Are As follows e. W. Carl sen for sheriff Marjorie d. Lenth for recorder a k. Roggensack for attorney d. E. Lowe for Coroner Thor Fisko a Republican was the other victorious candidate for member of the Board of supervisors. Continued on Page eight mr., . Frank rounds make Home elsewhere or. And . Frank d. Rounds who have lived Here Many years sold their household goods last week to or. And . Milo Harris and went to Monona to the Home of their son and daughter in Law or. And . Darwin rounds. Shortly after thanksgiving they will go to Pittsburgh pa., where they will make their Home and in which City they have a son and daughter in Law or. And . Clifford rounds living. Their apartment Here has been taken Over Byor. And . Milo . Rounds has been in the masonry work Here for approximately 30 years. Mayor s proclamation since monday november 11, is the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the armistice and a Legal Holiday All business houses in Postville Are requested to close after 10 o clock a. M. In a spirit of reverence for the heroes of the world War. It is the sincere Hope of the mayor that All will comply with this request on this 22nd anniversary of the signing of the armistice. Carl c. Sander mayor of Postville

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