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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - October 11, 1918, Postville, Iowa Twenty sixth year successor to the "3ott�� tolf Retlaw Postville Iowa Friday october 11, 1918 number 50 for our Soldier boys letter from Merle Cole. Somewhere in prance aug. 20, 1918. E ear Mother Well you will be living Beau coup letters now a spell but it was t All my lit that you have not been receive f Many lately. We have seen a of regular scrapping and from All lorts we have made a Good show. The americans did some great fight around. Chateau Thiery and the 1st had their fling at it and a tinted for a lot of prussian guards never thought i could sleep in the in but i found that i could for one get i slept under a tree in the gods with the rain beating Down and i i had was a Slicker. I slept like baby and Felt Fine in the morning that. There were no trenches or in outs around there As it was All Len fighting. I see by the letters i have received lat they had a lot of excitement re there the. Night the dutch armed their wonderful drive and got Leir noses bumped. Our infantry ire has their number for they sure a hate to mix it with them. We have seen a lot of France and re the first division that took Over a actor of our own. We have seen Beveral of the fronts and some of Ion have been hot. The Fellows lat did t get Over Here will be kind f out of Luck when this is Over. Oulen t have missed the last two months for anything. Well i am being interrupted every Lew minutes now so will wait till i Ian write in peace to write a Long letter. Give my All the folks. With love m. W. Cole do. Co., 151 f. A., a. E. F. Education of the Alla Makee county a service Flag. Wednesday afternoon the opening vent of the Alla Makee county fair As the dedication of a Large service a for All the boys who have gone nto the army and Navy up to this me. The project was planned by " e officers of the commercial club and was very successfully carried out. The Flag is 20 feet High and 12 feet wide and has lettered across the top Border in White Alla Makee county the White Field in the Center stains 700 stars nine of them being Gold stars and the balance Blue. A chorus of nearly a Hundred singers was assembled on the platform and under the direction of miss Tench Sang. Unfurling the Flag during which Lieut. Dennis Cota assisted by Raymond Kibby of the Navy unfurled the Large service Flag. Or. H. J. Bentley then made a Short speech stating that buttons commemorating the event were to be sold to the crowd and started out a Large number of solicitors to make the founds the Money to be used for three objects the Cost and expenses w the service Flag buying silage books for the men to be sent later and to provide the nucleus of a fund to be used in welcoming the boys Jack Home. Over $450 was immediately raised and the fund yesterday reached $700. F Lieut. Cota made a Brief speech telling of his experiences at Camp Dodge and Hon. We. S. Hart gave the dedicatory address stating that the real dedication of the Flag was being made by the loyalty sacrifice and valor of the boys themselves drawing a parallel with the address of president Lincoln at Gettysburg. A Nikon standard1.a Spanish influenza causing worry. Des Moines Iowa oct. 10.-special-the department on tuberculosis pm the Board of control is much aroused Over the prevalence of the Spanish influenza and its bearing on pulmonary troubles. The relation to which Spanish influenza bears on the tuberculosis situation is much closer Luji at first imagined. This Eidem a is a respiratory difficulty and the a ate department feels it is important re emphasize the necessity of open of sleeping. With Winter coming on f is evident that Large numbers of people will close their sleeping rooms otherwise shut themselves in. 4, the Onset of Spanish influenza is i simlar to the Grippe and or. A. B. Word state lecturer on tuber cd is urging upon the people the 4��ue of fresh air in combating its set of Guilford Sumner of the state warment of health is also urging treat precaution in the prevention of a to disease. He reminds the people Wati fresh air is imperative. A he department on tuberculosis ad-t08 that Public school buildings and of her places of resort be thoroughly ventilated and that the air be kept Anfe and moist. Also that children i 1 be prohibited from crowding potion picture houses and other us Mojares favourable to the spread of of influenza epidemic by establish i we Neso preventive measures. Order of the state Board of s1,physicians Are required to re Ufa cases of Spanish influenza to we mayor promptly. M. E. Conference appointments. Church Avenue Luke s the annual conference of the m. E. Church closed its deliberations at Clinton on monday and made the following assignment of pastors for the Dubuque District and Postville people will be delighted to know that their former pastor Rev. Hadwin Williams is returned to them for another year. The appointments Are Allen b. Curran supt. Arlington a. B. Ackerman. Bonair to be supplied. Burr Oak a. V. Tuple. Calmar Ossian George Gaide. Cascade Dale d. Welch. Crescoe. G. Copeland. Colesburg a. M. Phillips. Chester Roscoe sires. Decorah a. R. Grant. Dubuque Center Grove Daniel Hogan Grandview Church w. M. Lamen St. Church h. Atchison East Dubuque Church g. L. Heiserman. Earlville a. M. Mcintosh. Edgewood a. In. Bretnall. Elgin Ray Gaylor. Epworth a. B. Bird. Fairbank a. E. Dyersville a. A Hill. Fayette a. A. Gre Ely to. B. Cooper. Guttenberg of. H. Mead. Hawkeye a. C. Kirby. Hazelton a. W. Artman. Independence a. L. Nye. Lamont Paul p. Pease. Lansing to be supplied. Lima Centenary Virgil c. Welch Lime Springs a. W. Haroy. Manchester a. R. Beattie. Masonville a. C. Warton. Maynard of. O. Hillman. Mcgregor a. C. Perry. Monona George w. Self. New Albin Walter Piper. Oelwein a. C. Cleworth. Postville Hadwin Williams. Quasqueton Rowlene. E. Bunc Randalia a. S. Lilly. Ridgeway a. L. Bear. Strawberry Point a. Wells. Sumner a. W. Soule. Volga City a. M. Smith. Special appointments. R. W. Cooper army y. M. C. A work France n. A. Mershon agent of upper Iowa University r. H Colis professor at upper Iowa University and s. C. Bronson professor Garrett biblical Institute All members of Fayette quarterly Confer ence f. Q. Brown president of Epworth Seminary and c. A. Gilbert United states chaplain members of Epworth quarterly conference a Harlow Graham left without appointment to attend school member of Elgin quarterly conference. J. goes to Blairstown and c. C. Casper to Garrison both in the Cedar rapids District h. H. Barton to Shell Rock and w. E. Butler son inlaw of Rev. W. W. Robinson goes to Nora Springs both in the water Loo District. The annual conference next year will be held at Charles City Uncle Sam now All together Council proceedings. Regular meeting of the town Council of the incorporated town of Postville Iowa held oct. 4, 1918. Councilmen All present mayor w. H. Burling presiding. The following Bills of account were allowed and ordered paid except the Bill of upper Iowa Power co. Of $72.75, for Light from which was de ducted 25 cents for Light out general fund j. E. Welsch labor on 7.05 m. Welsch labor on sewer. 7.80 Irvin Allen Street work Man and team. We. L. Stockman sprinkling l. A. Bellows salary $75.00, expense 42c. Light fund. Upper Iowa Power co., Light $72.75, 72.50 water works fund. Upper Iowa Power co., pumping .$113.93 on motion Council adjourned. William Shepherd town clerk 4.50 6.60 75.42 Over at Thornton Only a Short Way from Greene mrs. Ole Neilson is the Champion Knitter of the Community without dispute. She Lias three boys overseas and her heart is warm with sympathy for All soldiers. Since the first of last october she has knit 46 sweaters 46 pairs of socks 2 helmets 9 pairs of wristlets and 9 Wash rags und then in the cheesiest voice Ever she adds and i Ain t done mrs. Nelson expects to pass the 50 Mark in the sweater recorder. A Hla he Okor and or. And mrs. A Waters want to pcs Moines Fri re i Thev returned sunday morn Al with them several new for the Hecker parage., a a special Rock Island train carry Ingi officials of the Road ran Over and killed Fred Karabensh an aged Man two Miles South of Manly. The victim had come from Milwaukee his Home to Nora Springs by train and started to walk to Kensett to visit a son who is working in the Boot sugar Industry there. Being very deaf he failed to hear the train and the Engineer being unable to Stop the old Man was run Down and killed. While a. J. Stamp of Strawberry Point was driving some hogs to the stockyards a stranger driving a ear at fast Speed ran into Tho drove killing two outright and injuring a third. The speeder failed to slow Down and in the Semi darkness or. Stamp was unable to get the number of the car. The hogs were Worth about $00 each. Postville 25 years ago. From Iowa Volks Blatt oct. 12, 1893. A message from Camp Gordon Georgia last monday conveyed to mrs. Annai Schultz of this City the sad news that her son Ervin had died on sunday of pneumonia and thus have three Postville boys made the supreme sacrifice for their coun try since America entered the great world War. Private Ervin Schultz was born Ion november 22, 1892, in grand Meadow township Clayton county just South of Postville. He was confirmed at St. Paul s German lutheran Church in this City in 1907. He spent his life on the Home farm until july 26, 1918, when he was called to the colors and went with the Clayton co. Contingent to Camp Gordon Georgia where he entered the training"1 school for non commissioned officers and was making a Good record for himself when stricken with pneumonia from which he died on sunday october 6, 1918, at the base Hospital being at the time of his death 25 years 11 months and 25 Days old. He is survived by his widowed Mother three Sisters and five Brothers Elsie Libbie and Etelka at Home Fritz on the old Home farm near Postville Gcorge near Postville Walter at Castalia Luver Over in France and Vernie at Camp Dodge Iowa All of whom have the tenderest sympathy of All in their dark hour of bereavement. His father three Sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Ervin was an honorable upright and industrious Young Man held in High esteem by All who knew him. He was also a True Blue american Patriot and willingly went Forth at his country s Call to fight for the cause of righteousness and human Liberty and is As much a hero As though he had fallen on the Field of Battle for he gave to his country the last full measure of his Devotion and while time shall last his sacrifice will not he forgotten by the people of the great nation for which he died. Instructions to ship the body to Postville were immediately wired to the Cantonment and the body is expected to arrive Here today thursday. Later the body came on the Rock Island this. Thursday noon. John Durno is building an addition to his House. J. Mcdonald met with an Accident to his foot and is compelled to go on crutches. John Welzel Christ Sander and de Gass went to Chicago sunday night to visit the world s fair. Louis Heckman and Minna Muchow were United in marriage at the Luth eran parsonage tuesday october 10 Rev. J. Gass tying the knot. Or. Becker and de Cornell had horse race on main Street wednesday each driving his own horse but it is not yet determined who was Winner. On last sunday evening Rev. J Gass resigned As pastor of St. Paul s lutheran Church. However he has promised to conduct confirmation school during the coming Winter. The 80 year old we. Breuer has been sentenced to ten Days in the county jail by Justice of the peace Shepherd. After he has served his term he will be transferred to the poor farm. On tuesday occurred the marriage of Christ. Meier and miss Ida Gericke at the Home of the Bride s parents a Large number of relatives and friends were present Rev. J. Gass performing the ceremony. Neighbourhood news. Items of interest from Alla Makee and adjoining counties. Funeral notice. Private Ervin w. Schultz co. D., n. C. O. T. S. After an illness of Many months having been sick since last december Fred Evermann passed away last sunday morning at 2 30 o clock at his Home just West of town Best known As the old Harman place. By occupation or. Evermann was a Carpenter and a faithful and competent Workman honest As the Day was Long and by his quiet and agreeable ways made friends of All who had dealings with him and the sympathy of the Community will go out in full measure to those who mourn his loss. Friedrich Wilhelm Christoph Evermann was born March 27, 1861, in Niendorf Mecklenburg Schwerin Germany. In 1882 he Wais married to Minna Baetcke and to this Union were born five children three of whom were born in Germany and two in Ai Terica. He came to this country Writh his family in 1891, living for two years near Luana moving from there to grand Meadow township where he resided one year and then moved to the farm near Postville where they have since resided. He leaves to Moum his loss his wife and four children Wilhelm on the old Home farm and Rudy Fred Cynthia and Walter at Home five grandchildren and Many relatives and friends. At the time of his death or. Evermann was aged 57 years 6 months and 10 Days. The funeral was held from St. Paul s lutheran Church on wednes Daty conducted by Rev. E. Schmidt. Interment in Postville cemetery. School notes. The High school has added 16 new stars to the service Flag. A cupboard for drawing supplies has been built in the lower Hail. Helen Fitzpatrick has entered the seventh Grade As a tuition Pupil. Owing to vacation thursday and Friday a Large number of High school students attended the Wau Kon fair. Four minute speeches have been taken up by the literary societies and the first one was Given by Ora Leui Ait the meeting on oct. 2. Miss Schukei received word last saturday of the death of her brother in France. Ruth Kluss has been teaching her classes during her absence. The be leonean literary program for oct. 17 will be of a different nature from preceding ones. The Postville Tribune will be presented different members of the society taking part. The books in the Library have been catalogued according to the author making it More convenient to both students and the Public. The Library is now open on tuesday and Friday evenings from four u Itil five. Horse goes stray. A Peculiar Accident happened at the county i farm last saturday night. Henry Gross the Steward at the farm noticed a Large Bay horse run into the Yard toward evening but thought it i was one of his own horses so paid Little attention to it. In the morning., however he found on entering the will be buried with full military Hon barn a y10 horse had forced its ors sunday october 13, 1918 two o clock p. M. Services at Turner Hall Postville conducted by Rev. E. Schmidt and participated in by Postville Community band Postville Union choir Postville red Cross chapter Georgo Kohlmann and firing squad and the entire Community services will be in English the general Public invited to attend Way through the door and had fallen from the Hay Aio into the feed Alley a and was suffering so that he was forced to kill the animal. On close investigation he found that the horse was a strange one and had evidently run in from the Road the night before. He immediately telephoned to several neighbors and tried his Best to locate the owner but no one claimed the horse. It was color und weighed Between 1100 and 1200 lbs., and was newly shod on both front journal. I and still they make Good. It is proverbial that Postville boys make Good in whatever line of life s work they take up and it is always a pleasure for the Herald to hear the Well deserved Praise sounded for any of them. A recent Case in Point comes to us through the Clayton co. Democrat in speaking of the dedication of the congregational service Flag at Elkader a week ago sunday night the principal speaker of the occasion being attorney Delbert a Meier of Monona a son of or. And mrs. John h. Meier of this City of whose masterful Effort the Democrat has the following kind words to say the Best feature of the program was the address delivered by atty. W. Meier of Monona which showed very careful preparation and thought and was delivered in an eloquent and forceful manner and War. Punctuated with very general applause and was perhaps the Best address heard in this City relative to the great War. Or. Meier is an american of German descent by there is no question about his True american spirit and his tribute the president Wilson Stamps him As a typical american save Carbon for Gas masks. An essential of a Soldier s Gas mask is Carbon. The Best Quality Carbon is extracted from certain fruit pits and nut shells 7 pounds of shells or 200 peach pits will yield Carbon for one mask. Iowa throws away tons of this material every Day. Our soldiers ask us to save it and turn it Over to the red Cross in turn to save them from a horrible and agonizing death. 1. Save collect dry and Tum Over these to the red Cross peach stones prune Plum Olive and native Cherry pits Date seeds Brazil Hickory Walnut and Butternut shells. Other pits and shells Are deficient in Carbon do not include them. 2. All pits must be dried in oven or Sun. 3. Do not extract kernels from pits. 4. Extract meats from nuts. 5. Do not separate the different kinds of pits and shells. A. A s entertained at Postville. One of the most delightful meetings Ever held by the Waucoma chapter of the daughters of the american revolution was that at the Home of a. A. Knight in Postville thursday sept. 26th. Members motored there from Alpha Waucoma Fayette Auburn Edgewood Strawberry Point and Greeley. At one o clock the company numbering some thirty members and guests was served a most delightful Buffet luncheon. After this the business meeting was held being opened in ritualistic form with Candis Davis the Regent presiding. The hostess had prepared a very pleasing program consisting of music by various members and several most excellent readings by miss Fern Chittenden. Mrs. Knight was most ably assisted by mrs. Inez Knight and miss Sadie Summers. Waucoma Sentinel. Three Waukon churches Are without pastors. Noel Harrison of Iowa City was awarded the French Croise de guerre1. Elmer Pullen of Mcgregor sold Over $4,000 Worth of tobacco from six acres. Or. And mrs. Michael Donovan residing about three Miles North of Waukon now have five sons in the army. Elmer Scroggin of Neola broke his shoulder by falling out of bed when he turned of shut off the alarm clock. Vance Cox is under arrest at Grundy Center for wearing the uniform of a Soldier. Cox was drafted and sent to Camp Dodge where he was rejected. All hog Money records of Madison county were broken last saturday when Frank Callahan of Winter set sold 155 head of fat hogs for $10,208.85, or nearly $66 per head. The hogs averaged 344 pounds. A Quarter Section of land four Miles Southeast of Nevada in Story county was sold a few Days ago at $312.50 per acre. It is noted that the recent owner bought the 160 acres at $140 per acre nine years ago. While alone in the House attempting to Light a Gas stove mrs. William Meekins of Webster City accidentally set her clothes on fire and was fatally burned. A veritable human Torch she rushed screaming into the Street and fell in a faint. In Alla Makee county Rev. We. C. Krebs of Lansing was the Holder of no. 322, the first number drawn in the selective draft of 18 to 45 men. In Winneshiek county f. W. Gross of Decorah was first and in Clayton co. We. Weger of Cass township was first. Big shipment of Walnut logs. Four or five loads of Walnut logs went through the City last Friday and saturday on their Way to the Rock Island depot for shipment to Des Moines. They were an extra line lot and on one Load to saw a log that measured three feet in diameter. The logs came from the e. Samuel son farm Over near Sattre. The Driver told us that they had not shipped Many As Thoy had been Busy Roll the week Cut Ting. Only the largest Trees Are Cut and he said there Are a Good Many left of smaller size so the crop of j Black Walnut next year will Nob be entirely Republican. Jura Kmit Olson of Mabel was run Down by an automobile driven by Lloyd Amdahl and injured so the outcome is Uncertain. She was returning from her daughter s after dark and did not be the Auto. She suffered a fracture of the leg also her jaw Bone and was otherwise bruised about the head. A fatal Accident occurred near new Haven a few Miles East of Osage Laura Green. 18 years old daughter of Hank Green was Reading by the Light of a gasoline lamp when it exploded her clothing caught fire and was burned nearly off before the flames could be extinguished. She died in a few hours. Twenty years ago or. And mrs. In. Voshell Farmed at the Leahy farm Between Wadena and Volga and while picking Corn on the place mrs. Voshell lost the ring in question and that ring was found by John Leahy recently while working in the same Field. At the time of the loss the incident had evidently made an impression upon or. Leahy As he easily remembered the owner and the ring has been restored to its rightful news. Due to excessive loading the Farmers elevator at Flugstad Hamilton county slipped off its foundation. There were above 35,000 bushels of Grain in it which was More weight than it would stand. The damage is such that an entire new building will have to be erected at a Cost of around $8,000. Grain was being unloaded into a car at the time the building slipped off the foundation and men were in it. Luckily however no one was Hurt. Only one bid of $18,000 was received for the Farmers co operative packing co. Of Lacrosse in which $250,000 was sunk when bids were opened there a week ago. The Sale was postponed for a week to permit other prospective bidders to submit offers. This was a project in which some of our Alla Makee residents were induced several years ago to invest their Money on the Promise of it being a Success instead of the failure that it has turned out to Democrat. When sheriff John Krause went to the jail to remove the supper dishes from the cell in which Henry Fopp or. Is confined to was confronted by the prisoner who held a revolver of Large size and which was levelled at the head of the officer. The sheriff did not wait to argue with the prisoner but struck him a stringing blow on the jaw which floored him. The gun which proved Only an imitation fell to the floor but on being examined showed that the work had been Well Democrat. Some real estate records have been Hung up in Ida county during the last week. Morris Conrad has purchased the h. G. Kitchen farm two Miles North of Vulva consisting of 320 acres for $96,000, or $300 an acre. The Andy Jacobs farm two Miles Northeast of Ida Grove consisting of a Quarter Section and Only fair improvements was sold last week to John Irwin for $300 an acre. William rut Buu or. And c. Bossard this week purchased the 3,935 acre farm from tie heirs of a m. Corrie a former state legislator for $110,000, or about $280 an Aero. The improvements Are substantial but not new

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