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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - September 13, 1918, Postville, Iowa Herald a successor to the "3�tt�a Stolfi Fematt Twenty sixth year Postville Iowa Friday september 13, 1918 number 46 pm our Soldier boys Postville boy wounded. Somewhere in France August 9, 1918. A folks As i have nothing to present i thought i would write t few lines to let you know i am in Fine and Hope this will find you the same. I have been wounded he foot but it is getting better will be Back with my company have you heard from the boys where Are they if they Are hero write and let me know can find them. We have Good Here though it is a bit cold How is Ray and what is he he to pass the time away does want to come Over Here in France ? 1 him it is some place but think i wild be better if i was Back Home Lave you heard from Lillie and is she making it Tell her to Lite As i have riot heard from her in Ong time. Well it is supper time i think i will close As there is not news. Answer soon. Arthur f. Brandt. Co. A 168 inf. A. E. F. Other letter from Clayton Standorf. Camp Dodge sept. 3, 1918. A dear father i received your let a and was glad to hear from you. Would have written sooner but i Jive been pretty Busy. I am feeling Fretty Good now and Hope you Are he same. Isaw Lee Bellows the other Day. He is looking Good and sure seemed Good to see a fellow Horn Home. He is in co. 51, 163rd depot brigade. I am on guard to Light and it is raining Here. Don t Inow if i will be Able to come Homes it is pretty hard to get away that is Neil doing now and Are you Selling Fiji ? there is not much oing o there. A new Bunch of men ust arrived Here. I a sending you a Bostal card of Riverview Park Des Moines. Well i guess i will close for this time hoping to hear from you soon. So Good Bye. Your Loving son clayton1. Co. 15, 4th in 163 depot brigade. Four minute rally a rouser. The four minute men rally at tur finer opera House. Friday evening last was a rousing patriotic Success from Start to finish and As full of Pep Asfa molested hornets nest. The Postville band started the Home fires burning with a number of selections outside the opera House and afterwards played inside while the Large audience which nearly filled the main auditorium was assembling. At the appointed time chairman Hugh Shepherd of the local four minute men called the Meetin to order with a few appropriate preliminary remarks As to Why the meeting had been called. And As no great and important undertaking should be entered upon without first invoking the Blessing of deity Rev. J. F. Childress was called upon to offer prayer after which the audience and glee club joined in singing the Star spangled Rev Hadwin Williams was then introduced and gave an interesting talk showing among other things that he had been digging among the ancient archives and found that it had been the custom from time immemorial for members of All religious denominations to align themselves on the Side of righteousness to help fight the Battles that were waged on the Side of god and right and human uplift and he did not deem it derogatory to their dignity to do so now. Miss Pauline prior then most charmingly rendered the Solo 111 Pray for you dear and you must Pray for me following which Rev. J gave one of his proverbially eloquent patriotic addresses in which he praised the valor of the american soldiers now making history in France and who with a few months training were conquering a parnian made army that had been preparing for the present Gigantic world struggle for a period of fifty years. And to disprove a generally accepted belief that a preacher could not be an Early Riser he would Endeavor to be the first Man to Register september 12th, and urged everybody within the age of the new draft Law to try to Bent him to it. Miss Ruth Douglass then gave the Reading efficiency most accepting after which or. Dwyer chairman of the four minute men Over at West Union made a few remarks and introduced his top line Talent in the person of Rev. Lackland who took the House by storm with his fervent and eloquent patriotic talk after which the glee club and audience Ang America and then Rov. E. Pc limit pronounced the Benediction Linging to a close one of the most enthusiastic meetings held in Postville up to that time Iho Many Hearty encores Given to each one taking part in the program is proof conclusive that our people to at last awake to the fact that America is in the War and that Thoy to got behind old glory and the toys Over there arid support them a every possible Way until they lick to everlasting stuffing out of the snort armed bunk of a Kaiser who started this barbarous War which is costing the lives of millions of his a we countrymen while the big brute Ana his four Darling sons Are snugly Home and far from All danger to Ives. State Park for Iowa. Iowa has a few state Parks but so far there have been none located in northeastern Iowa in the Region known As the Switzerland of but now the Iowa state executive Council is considering a state Park for Northeast Iowa that will be of Especial interest to the people of this Section of the state. A party of state officials started a few Days ago to look Over the site of the proposed Park which is to be located at the Devil s Backbone six Miles South of Strawberry Point and a Short Dis Tance South of the Clayton county line. This Region of wonders commences exactly at the Southern Boun Dary line of Clayton county at Rich mond s Springs in Delaware county and extends South As the Crow flies a distance of three Miles to Forest Ville. About half Way bet Wen the two Points named is the Devil s Back Bone a ledge of solid Niagara Lime Stone with the Maquoketa River sweeping Down on the West Side of the High Edge around the Southern Point and Back on the East Side at one place the ledge being very Nar Row. On entering this Region one seems to be in a new country entirely foreign to Iowa with Pine Trees and rare plants found nowhere else in the state except on the yellow River in Alla Makee county which locality has also been recommended for a state Park. These two localities would be Fine adjuncts to a National Park and a Scenic Highway might be established from the Backbone to the National Park at Mcgregor taking in such features As Bixby Park and the ice Cave near Edgewood Mossy Glenn eight Miles Northeast of Strawberry Point a rare bit of seen Ery then on to the site of the. Pro posed National Park at Mcgregor and from thence to the yellow and upper Iowa Iowa times. A Gre some find. Sheriff Ellingson and Coroner Dahl were called to Clem Funk s Home in Burr Oak township wednesday morn ing of last week to investigate a mysterious Case. A few Days previous or. Funk s son went into the Garret to investigate a leak in the roof and while there saw a bundle wrapped in cloth that had dried blood stains on it. Thinking it was simply some dirty rags with blood on them he took a shovel and a Basket put the Bun die in the Basket and took it Down to the Yard to Bury it. While he was digging some pigs came along and knocked the Basket Over. Funk heard a noise that sounded like a rat tie and on opening the bundle was startled to find the Skeleton of an in Fant that could not have been Many Days old when it died. The House where or. Funk lives has Ben occupied by a number of families during the past five years and there is Noth ing yet to connect any of them with the Skeleton. All the flesh had disappeared which indicates that the body had been placed there a Long time ago. Whether there has been a crime committed no one knows. It May be a Case that is susceptible of satisfactory explanation if the Par ties who Are cognizant of it can be Republican. A deserved rebuke. We recently heard a Good Story and As it comes from thoroughly reliable sources we Are forced to believe it. Up near Cresco the son of Ora Stevens was one of the Young men called to the army at Camp Dodge. After he had been assigned to a company there was a sergeant who with i cause took a dislike to Young Stevens and tried Vith his authority to make life miserable. Stevens bore his troubles without resentment until one Day the sergeant forgot himself and struck Stevens. Stevens told Hin then and there that he had gone far enough and he would stand no More one of them was going out to get a thrashing. A fight ensued in which the sergeant was badly punished. Of course it came to the ears of the officers and Stevens was arraigned at court martial. The officers heard All the testimony and then rendered a verdict taking the stripes off the sergeant and raising Stevens to the rank. The sergeant was Given a rep Imand and Learned that officers must respect the rights of the Ordinary Soldier. In Germany it would have been different. Over there the common Soldier has no Republican. Students enter training corps in october says bulletin. Boys who expect to enter College Are very much concerned about the time they will be Able to enter the students army training corps and what the process of induction will be. A following information received at the University of Iowa will set their minds free on Somo of these Points " it is expected that the new draft will set the Day of registration the draft Early in september. General sugar conservation b sugar necessary in the diet neither Cane nor beet sugar is necessary. In the average american diet Allt Vesugar needed May ordinarily be supplied by using Honey syrups fresh preserved and dried fruit. What Are the general sugar saving rules t use All sugar sparingly and wherever possible use other sweeteners. Be sparing of confections and Sweet cakes. The american people last year spent enough Money for Candy to feed All Belgium for two years. Supplement sugar with Honey and syrups. Cultivate a taste for fruit in its natural sweetness. Sugar is a fuel food. Get fuel from potatoes and other starchy foods rather than from sugar. Sugar excels them As an Energy food Only because it produces Energy More quickly. They Excel sugar since they Supply More than merely the fuel need. How May the sugar ration be expressed in quantities known to everyone ? two pounds per month Means about 8 ounces per week or a Little More than 1 ounce a Day. This daily ration is a trifle More than 2 Tablespoons level full. It should be remembered that this is to include All sugar used for any purpose whatsoever for table use cooking in ice Cream and desserts on cereals or fruit in sugar syrups used on griddle cakes Etc. School notes. Monday morning september 9th, school once More began in Good Earnest having an enrolment of 217 pupils. The grades boast of 137 pupils and High school of 80. The senior class has welcomed two new members Amy Burdick and Ethel Smith of Luana. Ethel Allen Delyla Bollman Mary Floody Rozella Witt Ruth Riggs and Helen Rathbun All of Castalia have entered the Normal training department As juniors. French seems to be a rather popular language among the High school pupils As three classes in it have been organized. Those who do not have the Opportunity to take it Are often puzzled by unfamiliar phrases spoken to them by their More fortunate friends. Several new pupils from the country have joined the freshman class the Junior Home economies class is going to show its patriotism by doing red Cross sewing for awhile. Miss Edith Orr has joined the Normal training class. Obituary. Elizabeth Hurd Roberts was born in the town of Virginia Green county Pennsylvania sept. 23, 1827, and died sunday sept. 8 1918, at the advanced age of 90 years 11 months and 15 Days. She was United in marriage to William Roberts on the 28.th Day of March 1860, and to this Union were born five children three of whom have been Laid to rest and she leaves to mourn her loss two children Walter and Artalissa two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Her husband died june 30, 1908. They came to Iowa in 1870 and have since made Clayton county Iowa their Home most of the time living in Hardin where she was known to All As a kind and Loving wife and Mother a Good neighbor and Friend and Many there Are who will sorrow to learn that this Good woman is no More. The funeral was held from the m. E. Church in Luana on tuesday sept. 10th, conducted by Rev. Hadwin Williams. Interment in Luana cemetery by the Side of her husband. Farm rent in Iowa going up. Law for Tor Wie uni a j ".�. Students can then enrol in College ii the expectation that they will offered the Opportunity of Volun induction into the service about first of october. In All probability the professor of military tactics at each institution will have charge of inducting the men. Medical examinations will probably be arranged to Tury the Ity tenants in Tama county might As Well get used to higher rents for land. They Are coming with increasing values in All other lines. Several farms around Reinbeck have been leased for next year at $13 per acre. That is a Little ahead of Tama county although the land is no better than much of the North Tama land. Near Milford in Dickinson county As High As $10 per acre will be paid for the Best land next year these figures might seem to some prohibitive there is no use denying the fact that they Are beyond the reach of the careless and easy going Farmer. It takes hard work As Well As muscle to pay $10 to $13 per acre rent and have anything left beyond a living hut it can be done. There will be no $13 farms Idle in fact the highest priced farms usually rent the quickest. We notice that Many shrewd Farmers prefer to pay the highest Cash rentals in their neighbourhood rather than give half of the crop. That is Good evidence that they make it Caliper 1 the Herald for All the news. A Council proceedings. Regular meeting of the town Council of the incorporated town of Postville Iowa held sept. 6, 1918. Present councilmen c. W. Meier j. H. Dannenbrink j. W. Campbell mayor w. H. Burling presiding. Councilmen g. W. Fay and a. C. Webster absent. Petition asking that the storm sewer be put in proper condition read. Action on petition deferred. The following Bills of account were allowed and ordered paid. General fund Austin Western Road machinery co., supplies for Road Oil or 1.19 l. A. Bellows salary Etc 77.90 league of Iowa municipalities dues to sept. 1, 1919. 10.00 win. J. Klingbeil publishing Council proceedings and printing. 7.40 a. F. Hein Cement Crossings. 355.62 Street fund Irvin Allen labor on streets. 4.50 m. Welch labor on streets. 23.70 g. A. Brooks labor on streets 26.13 j. E. Welsch labor on streets 4.50 we. L. Stockman labor on streets. 19.30 water works fund upper Iowa Power company pumping. 113.23 Light fund upper Iowa Power company Light for streets. 72.75 on motion Council adjourned. William a Herferd town clerk. Attend Bankers meeting. H. S. Luhman and Geo. W. Fay of the citizens state Bank and a. L. Peterson and r. M. Hecker of the Postville state Bank attended the county Bankers meeting held at the Peoples National Bank Waukon last Friday. The meeting was held pursuant to an order from or a. H. Messenger state superintendent of banking for the purpose of adopting rules to do away with overdrafts and Cash items said rules being published elsewhere in this Issue of the Herald. Following the meeting the Money moguls of the county held a banquet and social session at the grand hotel and of course had a most enjoyable time. The following were elected officers president to. B. Stock Waukon. Vice president a. A. Howe Waukon. Secretary a. F. Thomas Lansing. Treasurer a. L. Peterson Postville. Postville 25 years ago. From the Volks Blatt of sept. 14, 1893. Mrs. H. Busacker is very sick at her Home. Mayor Clinton is at Lacrosse wis., on business. Mamie Abel left for mount Vernon where she will take a course in music. P. J. Beucher left for Dakota yesterday to look after his faring interests there. Tuesday evening the passenger train was derailed at the local depot but luckily no one was Hurt. The local horsemen Are at Boscobel this week. John Phelan s Pike took second Money at the National fair last week. Market prices hogs $4.50, cattle $1.55 to $2, butter 15c, eggs 12 l-2c, Spring chickens 6 to 7c, wheat 50c, Barley 25c, Corn 40c, Oats 25c. On tuesday evening Twenty masked highwaymen held up a passenger train near Chicago and secured Gold valued at $250,000. The Engineer was shot. Hattie Mckinley Dan Mcneil and wife a. Mcneil and wife p. Dauben Berger and two sons and Louis Wel Zel left yesterday for Chicago to attend the world s fair. On last thursday the editor of the graphic was seized with wanderlust and took French leave during the night and neither Bruce l. Baldwin nor the graphic have been seen since. Thieves entered the Vanvelzer meat Market last Friday Between nine and ten in the evening but it seems they did t find what they wanted. So on saturday evening they gained admittance to the meat Market of Henry Poesch where they secured two quarters of beef a dressed Chicken and a Quantity of sausages. In their hurry to escape the prowler failed to close the ice Box and All the contents were spoiled Henr Feys should anyone care to enter Jas place of business during the i int hereafter he would appreciate it very much if they would at least close the Box As beef at $2 per Hundred is too expensive to have spoil. Neighbourhood news. Items of interest from Alla Makee and adjoining counties. Lansing has several cases of infantile paralysis and Scarlet fever All in a Light form. Simon Streb a Farmer near Webster City drove his Auto into a passenger train. His machine is wrecked and he is in a Hospital with a broken Back. Ike Watkins of Rossville sold two hogs last week which brought $85 each the highest Price Ever paid for porkers in the history of the Waukon Market. At Charles City last week the sheriff raided Albert Vance s place and found 34 pints and 23 quarts of whiskey. Vance is bound Over to the grand jury. The Winneshiek red Cross received a Check for $119.50 from John matter this amount having been realized from a dance at his Home North of Decorah. Be a part of your Home town. The Way some people Knock you would think that this is somebody else s town. But it in t it is their town All the while. You would t think that if there is something lacking the town is to blame for it. But it in t the town that is to blame it is the people in the town. What they ought to do is not to complain merely but also to Correct if this town has anything the matter with it if it needs some improvement if it needs to do More of its buy ing at Home if it needs Home Pride More of a Community spirit if it needs to develop its resources encourage Home investment then we the people must do it. What this town needs says one Man is a new what this town needs says an other Are what this town needs says the next Are lower what this town needs is not merely to say what this town needs. What this town needs is men who will get what this town needs. Whatever this town needs it can get by presenting a solid front. Let us decide to do something collectively for the town. Let us decide to do something individually As Well. In this town if we got together we would get More together. This town will grow if you let it alone it will grow petrified. You cannot very Well ask others what the town is doing for you until you ask yourself what you Are do ing for the town. What this town needs is some constructive criticism. Constructive criticism is to Call attention to Hole in a Fence by bringing a Board to fix journal of Commerce. Defraud woman who his dinner. Gave him falsely reported wounded. Two months ago Jacob Zahn jr.1 was reported severely wounded in j the casualty list. On August 26. Came a letter to his father Jacob j Zahn. At Mcgregor saying am just about Well now and in a few Days am going Back. I want to get Back and do things to the huns for the j things they done to me and besides there s a boy who can never go Back for whom i have promised to do things to the huns so you see i have lots of work to on the Wall of the Zahn Home hangs a picture of the father taken when he was about the same age As his son now is. It shows him mounted on a White cavalry horse in the uniform of the Kings Dragoon of Kaiser Wilhelm. A Crook operating under the pretence of being a government inspector in the food department succeeded in getting $25 from the wife of a Farmer near Perry recently according to reports reaching the office of county food administrator a. D. Haskins. The Man who was a Well dressed stranger appeared at the farm Home at dinner time and asked to buy a meal. He was taken into the Home provided his dinner and after the Farmer s wife refused to accept Money for the meal he thanked her but told her she was violating a Rule of the food administration by serving pie with frosting in which there was too much sugar. The pseudo official told her she could either pay him $25 or go with him to a Federal court and stand trial. Thinking she had unit Longly violated some Rule the woman paid the Money \ rather than have any More trouble. The stranger disappeared but a search is being made for him. Sixteen cases of infantile paralysis have been reported at Spring Grove minn., and assistance has Boen asked from the Mnyo Hospital at Rochester to Stop the spread of the disease. The City Council of Dennison has passed an ordinance prohibiting girls and boys under 18 years of age to be upon the streets after 9 o clock at night unless accompanied by an older person. Four burglaries were committed at Waukon last week the sneak thieves entering the Minert garage the ice Cream factory c a. Stout s store and the chinese laundry. Only Small sums of Money were taken at each place. The ten months old child of or. And mrs. S. Duncomb of near Frederika got its head caught Between the bars of an Iron bed and broke its neck. It was Little time before it was discovered and a physician was immediately by summoned but nothing could be done. At Nora Springs the authorities picked up sever men and boys who were out in the Brush playing poker. They were All lined thirteen dollars an a few cents Over and then put into the draft in class one. Those Over the present draft age will get in class one unde the new Law. Near Sumner while threshing was in Progress a horse belonging to or. Frank Dallenbach got its Tail caught in the Cylinder Belt while switching away the flies and the animal is now without a Tail As it was pulled off. This is the second Accident of that kind in that neighbourhood in two years time. The Northwestern Railroad is employing a Young woman Margaret Coyle Schlictig As car checker in the Tama Yards. Mrs. Schlictig s husband is in the army and her Mother who has reared a dozen or More babies of her own is Able to take care of the Little grandchild. The Northwestern is paying the regular Man s wage of $72 a month. A women s Section gang in overalls i Snow working on the Charles City Western railway. Six girls and women Are at work and More will be added soon. Fred Bahr known As old reliable around this railway is the Foreman of the gang. Or. Bahr has been with the company since it started and is an expert track Man. E. R. Ernsberger general manager of the line states that since putting motor women on the Street cars the past sixty Days there has not been an Accident or a collision. Charles Kaesar residing North of Waukon met with a grievous Accident la St thursday afternoon which resulted in breaking his left Arm the Bones being fractured in six places. He was about to Start grinding feed at the Schneider place when the driving Belt became displaced while in motion and in attempting to readjust it his hand was caught in the Belt and in a twinkling the Arm was terribly twisted and broken says the Democrat. He had the presence of mind to Brace himself firmly or he might have been whirled to death. The German Boulder which was placed in Washington Square Davenport a number of years ago to commemorate the German victories in 184s, was removed the other Day. For nearly two months the Stone has been covered with a thick coat of yellow paint which completely obliterated the German inscription. This is the second German Stone to be removed from Washington Square. Several months ago the Monument which was erected by the Kampfe Hussen Verein to commemorate the Victory of Germany Over France in 1870-71, was taken Down. A woman Fortune Teller travelling under the name of Margaret Margolis made the Fayette co. Fair last week accompanied by her live week old baby which weighed but four pounds and a trained nurse. Friday the husband joined the wife and they must have thought the baby hardly Worth raising As they took it to the Hospital saturday morning both parents leaving town in the afternoon also dismissing the nurse. The Little spark of life in the frail body went out sunday afternoon and the remain were Laid to rest in the City cemetery the next afternoon after a Short ser vice by Rov. Lackland. The parents were Well dressed and seemed to have plenty of Money. Sounds heartless does t it but the baby is much safer in the care of him who said suffer Little children to come unto Hie for of such is the kingdom of heaven a Fayette co. Union

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