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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - November 8, 1918, Postville, Iowa Successor to the Jewa oks Matt Twenty seventh year Postville Iowa Friday november 8, 1918 number 2 War Soldier yes Vilie a patriotic professor writes interestingly of the great work of i i y. M. C. A. Somewhere in prance act oboe 12, 1918. Dear Tuttle our letter was same Little time in Chir a me so that it Way preceded two copies of the Herald. I feel Ite proud of my town now that it Sis two papers which Spak eng i in. True american fashion tally fuel at a Joss in writing to friends for g. I. Weekly Ai its its i3& of things which to Musiti spy. 1 sometimes am inclined to As did a Friend of mine. His entire Tei comprised the one sentence Cifillo How. Are you Good by 2." St however that i May without rills offence take you with me to Ipa an evening in a y. M. C. A. T est Jar the front. We Are in a town within Range of  in s Long Range guns a town do vied by All but the mo3t venture-1 a civilian.? a town few of whose 1 tiling s have escaped the accurate the Boche gunners but whose i. Are i seeming with the traffic ammunition and food Laden trucks Rice you Are sharing my Home you a living in " dog tent More approx Ria Cly called a Pup tent on account its size which you must Rater on inv hands and Knees. One Way has id that these of cats Are so Small Uit one has to crawl outside j to i a Anise his mind. \ Kain has been Fulling As is its Tive the mad is of the Ziec variety it clings so to be. Being so conventional As to speak the weather i almost forgot our Isit to the y. You. Desire some Sriniv Albert for your Missouri Mer Siauni. While i have a craving for hoc okue. There is but one place Here our wants May be satisfied so be decide to Hie us to the y. It is just before dusk that we Back it our scat on All four it is but five econ a later when you trip Over the rout tit rope and rising take with a on some of the free soil of France having in its place some of the choicest bits of your vocabulary. We ave no difficulty in finding the y est. For every other Soldier in town Cems to be hurrying thither also he tent itself is a Long Low affair of \ mighty fent in length and thirty feet Width. It has been painted ground Olor for purposes of camouflage j t us stand in the door at the end j the tent and look about. There is 0 floor luit the Bare ground and the j air room is filled with roughly j ado tables and benches. One other meet compels and that a piano. A piano the first one to Kate seen in Many a Day and on it is a Vass of Flowers there must be a lady connected with this y. The tent is Well filled with soldiers some of them gathered around the tables but most of them in a Long doable line reaching from the counter it the far end to the door. This line w must fall in if we wish to be served. But let us forego our desires tonight in order to watch the others. Going closer to the counter we find jew y. A c. A. Men busily vending Kate ties. Cakes chocolate bars Torero soap and other sundries. The Sola to is running a popularity race Jenft cigarettes and the Supply being Ore limited it is exhausted first. S it i irn from the counter we Ana set faced by a group in a far Corner. So ire approach it we find that we Fere True prophets for there stands j Miil no Little woman deftly serving m chocolate to eager customers gaping up a constant Stream of Mer-5 talk and repartee with the boys Ever keep an attitude of reverent a sport. 1 use the word reverent an lightly it is the exact word 1 a. I follow my thoughts for a went Sonie time ago i was a by a Friend of mine who 1 up to me and said quite ext " say Hunt whom do you. A i saw a moment ago i Haz a Trues that he had drawn a from general Pershing or that Val Fob had passed by but he a of doomed me. I looked him in the Eye you did to Ean slowly. I did he affirmed. Or a real honest to god Miari a my she went by in a red Cross a a she shouted Hollo there Kun Teil Vuu it sounded i do nothing less than con Grant in. Pm and bemoan my ill Fortune a not having been with him. A to return to our y. M. C. A. J As we mingle fut Thor among a men we fed members of Many went branches of the service a Ore doughboy who have just Over the top in one of the glorious american drives 2 engineer.?, who have Laid Frio run trains under terrific6 there Are red Cross ambut men who have borne stretchers m�8t the whistling shells there . Who have toiled ceaselessly a ?un8� or hauling Armuni a imminent danger. All tin. We near not a word of m not a Story of perils new not a Lisp that would men had done any jut of the Ordinary info it w not of Bathe nor of Fth a men Are gathered in twos Fri wow Mutual to go Camp Ufi atty Bentes. Help we find a boy enthusiastically Reading to another his letter from a buddy in go Orojia. Here an Engineer from Chicago discovers a doughboy from the same City and the two of them Are spending the evening speaking of the prowess of the cubs and sox and in various other ways showing themselves to be True Chica foans. Here is a strapping fellow showing Hia comrades some photo graphs of his Mother and Sisters. Here and there Are men writing letters and a few Reading magazines. The candles on the Tabis Are lighted and the curtain at the door pulled to. Lights must not be shown Sci the Doclie aviators eyes Are Sharp. Presently a fellow happens in who is hailed with Delight by a few of his acquaint Sites and dragged to rfcs piano which to lustily assails. The instrument is not accurately tuned and one from the states would Call its to is Yuwu Thuy Jin Permy but a o h Ive no Dif Pulty in recognizing get Elbye Broadway hello i Vanc?." ecu la a Jet am Rush i or the scene o  pm Tiona and at least fifty voices Chin to for the sons is a score old. The first is followed by it s a Long Way to Berlin and then in rapid f " in by to Are Coin to Kani the Kaiser there s a Long Long Long iii." Goc Byo maw goodbye then loss boisterously by Jua Nita carry me Back to 01 Virzi i by the Little Brown Church and Mother Maui Only a few Are singing now but they sing Well. The others listen reverently. These who were writing pause and on Many a face is that far away look which be tokens thoughts of Home. T Cir broken by the sound of a car at the door and the Man who rips in at the door is surrounded by eager boys for he has the daily papers. The Paris edit on of the Chicago Tribune the nov York her and and the Lyndon mail find their Way quickly to the candles on the tables in the hands of fortunate owners. A group is around each panel"., for the Supply is never equal to the demand. The y Man has driven Many Miles tonight to bring the boys their papers. The news being rend and discussed the boys Are going to their tents Aad we May do the same possibly to sleep but probably not for the night is Clear and Tho Moon in the full so the Rolv. Will make us a visit in his aeroplane. The booming of the antiaircraft guns will keep us awake Dur us the fore part of the night. I. Second hand experiences Are at Best not very vivid hut i have perhaps Given you at least a slight idea of things that occurred in a single night not Long ago. I will dispatch this with All haste Les the War end and it lose its interest sincerely g. W. Hunt. Somebody s dollars will do it i wonder if they la be yours it by Bruce Barton will Tell you what will happen some night this Winter in France. Some its cold and dark. There will be a rustling through the front line Trench where our boys stand guard. And a heavy Laened Secretary will make his Way along. In his hands will be great steaming pots in his pocket chocolate and cigarettes. From one Man to another he will go passing a cup full of hot Coffee to hands that tremble with the cold bringing the Comfort of a bit of Sweet smoke. Men will Hail him cheerily slapping?r.,f., him on the Back and when he has gone things will be a Little easier in that Trench because he has passed that Way. How much will it Cost to make that trip do you suppose counting the pittance that the Secretary is paid and the Cost of the chocolate and the cigarettes and All five dollars Twenty five dollars i do not know. But whether it is five dollars or Twenty five i d like to think that it is my five or Twenty five would t you that some night when it s cold and lonesome my Money and yours might Send a Secretary out along that frontline Trench. Let s make up our minds that we Are going to pay for a score of those trips. A score of the nights this Winter shall be our nights nights when the boys Greet joyously the chocolate and cigarettes that our Money provided and Are happier because our representative has passed. 4fc from Roy Candee. Somewhere in France. September 22, 1918. Hello. Old scout How Are All the pigs and chickens it has been so Long since i heard from Home that 1 sometimes wonder if there is any such place. We Haven t received a dog gone bit of mail since we left the states. I guess it is because we Haven t staid in one place Long enough. Well How is everybody at Home by this time i suppose you Are All through threshing and has made a Nice Start on blowing by now Haven t you we Are a Little late with our thrashing As we Haven t started yet. But Are getting ready every Day and when we do Start Well finish in Short order. We have had a wonderful trip since we left c. D. Have seen a lot of Fhi is s such As n fellow thinks exist Only in the movie world. For instance where we Are now the people All Wear United War work Campaign for the boys the service in Harry would say we Ain t Well old top i think i la ring off for this time. Be sure to answer As soon Asi possible As it takes a Long while for a letter to get Here from tha states and we May be on our Way Back if you Don t Henry. Roy e. Candee. Letter from John Wersinger. Somewhere in France oct. 7, 1918. Dearly beloved ones at Home Well Here i am out in a strange country and among strange people whom i cannot even understand and neither can thei understand me but still i am enjoying it As i always do and never worry just like at Home. We have lots of Good grub and not much to do As we Are still in a Resit Camp. This is the second Camp i have been moved to since Ian Over Here and Don t know yet How Long we will stay hero. Avi were to be attached to a company today but for some cause of another we were left am in France now. Saw Melvin this morning but have not seen Bill b. At All. Tell a i got his letter also and was glad to hear from him. So Ben Nagle killed himself what did he do that for ? i wrote Art a week ago but have no answer yet. I am looking for one every Day. So Ray is working with the carpenters. That was too bad about Mary Minges. Well Here i am again i just had supper and thought i would run and write some More. Melvin was Down before supper. When is Frank going in the army when did you hear from Art last this is some country Here it is raining most of the time. I am sleeping in a barn now it is a Fine place not so bad. I have my steel hat now. Well i la ring off for this time. Good Bye corp. William Brandt. Wanted volunteers. Wooden shoes and drive oxen instead Here. Say do you know that of. The of hordes the buildings Are All old five of us who left Postville together a tone structures with the living rooms j i am Tho Only one left As Whitey and end and stable in the other Bing were left at Camp Gordon thit we know that they Are warm and Milton Gordon was left at Camp Mer rom portable because we have been Rutt and Herb is left in a Camp some she Reg i part of the stable with Over Here also the rest of out oxen Ever since since we hit France but we Are get ring web footed now and Are z nning it. One Good thing .,.v. _ we got Down in this part of the world. It has rained almost continually " in " f " a rpm. 1 Ning to enjoy it. this country it consists mostly of rocks so there in t any mud to bother us. We have just been issued our steel roofs and the boys Are parading around in the rain trying Thorn out. I Don t think i Ever told you before that we turned in All our Dodges and were issued Woolen at Camp Mills. They give us great big heavy Hob nailed shoe 2 pairs and a Dinky Little wrapped Leggins and n ii Ivy i Wool Cap. I Don t believe you would know me from Adam s off of if you could see me now. How is things Back in the states ? do you think the draft will catch you this year what do you hear from Max and Lynn Linman or Don t they Ever write i ran across an old Clermont Friend last evening1. He has been in the army a Little Over a year now and has been in France about three months but has t been any action yet. When we go to Drill now guards Are posted around in different places and if an aeroplane is sighted they fire three shots in the ground and the Way we take to cover item incl of of a flock of chickens when a Hawk flies Over. We Are beginning to realize now that we Are at War As we can hear the constant booming of the big guns on the front and every now Ana then hear of some town around us being bombed but we Haven t smelled powder yet so As company is All split up. But in the army one can make new friends every Day As you meet new men All the time. Sure this country is some place to be. When i look at it and the people and think of what you have All told me about it i can t help but think it is still the same As it was 80 years ago Alwn you left it. Yet the country in which we now Are differs a Little from that which you told about As the farms Are so much larger. In the first place i was at the land was Laid off in patches of from one half acre to several acres and then divided by Banks of ground thrown up and shrubbery planted on it so As to hold the ground together. They have Somp machinery just like in the states altho very few. They still have the two wheeled one horse wagons and wheelbarrows and also fireplaces and wooden shoes. Well i suppose you will grow tired of Reading this nonsense so i will come to a Cloe for this time and will Tell you More about it when i get Back which i think will be in the near future. With love your son John Wersinger. Letter from Corporal we Brandt. Somewhere in France september 22, 1918. Dear sister Phoebe and All Well Phoebe i got your letter the 32nd,-and thought would answer if was glad to hear Froid you. My you to appear before Justice of the peace Swenson for failure to pay the stipulated dog tax. He was i1 er.r-$8.00 and costs. Two local citizens who were at Chicago to attend the world s fair were chips of news gathered from the woodpile of our neighbors in this and other counties. At its fall festival the Guilder red Cross a raised $1200. The Mississippi is about at the lowest stage in history. Th.2 Turtle season is on in full swing along the Mississippi. Camp Dodge soldiers subscribed for $300,000 Worth of Liberty Bonds. The postponed i. 0. O. F. Encampment will be held at Mason City on november 18 to 22. Six Mitchell county boys who were in Camps in this country were sent Home in coffins during the past month. Arrested there last week Oemig peered As pickpockets. But upon be ing Btu Erht begot the police court the mistake was discovered and they were again set free. He died for humanity. Anthony g. Staadt the sixth Postville boy to make the supreme sacrifice. Anthony g. Staadt was born in Postville Iowa january 24, 1894, and died at Berkley cab saturday november 2, 1918, aged 24 years 10 months and nine Days. Tony Staadt was the eldest son of or. And mra. Godfrey Staadt of this City. He was baptised in St. Paul s lutheran Church March 25, 1s94, and graduated from the pcs Villo Hijra school with the class of 1911. In september 1912 he ent Orad Grin Nell College but was compelled to give up his College work in january 1913 owing to poor Heath. Returning to his Home he took up work in his father s drug store where he continued to work until the United states entered the great world War in 1917. On september 7th, 1917, he went to Chicago and enlisted in the aviation service. From there he was sent to Jefferson Barracks mo., transferred from there to Keily Field Texas and on october 18th of this year he Wai again transferred to the school of military aeronautics at Berkley California and while Enro Ute to this school he wrote a line to his parents stating he was feeling find and two Days later they were surprised to receive a Telegram stating that Tony was seriously ill. This was followed tha bar association of Buchanan county passed is Juii Iolj fusing to defend Liberty Bond Sla Kors under any consideration. The grand chapter of the order of t e Efi Jaun Star which was postponed a account of the prevailing flu epidemic will be held in Davenport december 3, 4, and 5. Fred Miller a wealthy Farmer near or Emetsburg is in custody of the sheriff on a charge of having wilfully burned his House after ordering his family from the Home and saturating it with Oil. He is said to a o been intoxicated. When Jackson Brady Veteran Railroad flagman saw an automobile narrowly miss being hit by a Rock Island freight train at Waterloo he was overcome and died within a Short the. He died in the police ambulance while being removed to the Hospital. A bean that resembles a Melon in size and shape and which weighs sixteen and a half pounds was raised in the War Garden of or. And mrs. T. H. Jones of Boone. The official title of this new edible is the new Guiana bean but the name Means nothing be Caus the bean can pose As an egg Plant when Fried and As a Lima bean when stewed. The Large Bam acid granary of th.3 Ole Vaala farm in Utica was burned monday about 10 30 a. M. The children saw a strange Man skulking thru the Corn Field shortly before the fire was discovered and the Finger of blame Points that Way. Cat. is living on the place and lost it. Hay and Grain which was partly is smed. Lawler dispatch. Thirty thousand dollars is asked As damages for his alleged broken Promise to marry her in the Case filed in the District com to of Cen of Gordo county by mrs. Minnie Braffit against George Grimm a Well known Stojek Man and auctioneer. Both Are residents of Clear Lake and Grimm is a iry Well known throughout this Stion of Iowa and Southern Minnes a. According to a dispatch Max Wei a son of or. And mrs. J. J. Weis of Woodbine Iowa died of pneumonia in France where he had gone with be american army. This makes t ree sons of or. And mrs. Weiss to d. This year in the service of the gov i Zient. George Weiss died Early in the Pring when i la in military draining to Dubuque Louis Weiss was killed by a Hun shall in France in july and Max Weiss of pneumonia in Fiance. When the casket supposed to contain the body of Joseph Lewis son of or. And mrs. Andrew Lewis of near Lemars who died recently at Camp Dodge Wias opened at the station at Lemars. The Nam Ains were discovered to be those of a negro. Upon Tele a week later by a message that he graphing to the authorities at Camp seemed to have passed the crisis and Dodge it developed that Lewis body just As Hope for his recovery seemed 1.ag be to Tennessee where at hand came another message stat-1 the neg. waa to have been buried ing he was vory Low and sinking and t1 Nero s remains were shipped on sunday evening last came the sad j mme lately news that he had passed away at nine o clock on saturday evening bringing to the parents the est pangs of sorrow their Home had Ever known. Tony Staadt. Was an unusually Bright Young Man mentally never failing to make his grades easily and Well in All his school work and in his military training Camps As Well. He was a Young Man of clean thoughts and habits who numbered his friends by his acquaintances and always had a pleasant word and a smile for All who passed his Way. Tony is the sixth Postville Young Man to make the supreme sacrifice for his country and he did it As nobly As grandly As though he had fallen on the Field of Battle amid the Din and Roar of Battle. better tribute to the kind of a Young Man he was need or could be Given than that he was willing to sacrifice his life for humanity. He was a True Patriot and an honorable Man and citizen and we sorrow with those that mourn his untimely passing with a grief that is almost More than human hearts can Bear. The immediate cause of his death was influenza with the complication pneumonia. Tony was also an honoured member of brotherly love Lodge no. 204, a. F a. M. Of this City. A message this thursday morning states that the body will arrive in Postville sunday. The burial will be private owing to the influenza quarantine Here. He is survived by his father Mother two Sisters and one brother. United War work Campaign november 11 to 18, Lieut. Edward. Isaacs u. S. N., a or so boy and brother of or. . Isaacs Well known in Decorah a few years ago As a Ball player recently escaped from a German prison. He was a prisoner of the enemy after be in taken from the sinking liner president Wilson. He was a prison a at i Karlsruhe and made his escape with Lieut. Harold Willis an aviator of Boston. They made their Way thru the Black Forest enduring great hardships and swam the Rhine. Nearly $4,000 for the red Cross from the Hen s nests of one county in four Days is going some but that is the record established in Franklin county. It was proposed by mrs. H. D. Esslinger of that county. The proposition was in May that people who had chickens set aside one Day in a each week for four weeks the eggs gathered and sell them for the Benefit of the red Cross. Morgan township Heads the list with ?529.87, with Reeve township a close second with $616.25. The total for the county was $8,992.03. Strange As it May seem the City of Iowa Falls is Long on Buffalo and Elk and the Park commissioners Are seeking an outlet for this unusual glutted Market. For several years the City a through its Park commission .ha4j�a&�j& maintained a nerd at Ellsworth Tod logical Park and the increase among. These animals developed a surplus. Several Elk will be disposed of and two male buffaloes Are offered to other cities seeking1 specimens of these animals. An Effort will be made to replace the two male buffaloes with two of the opposite Box that replenishment of the Herd May be assured a

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