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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - September 27, 1918, Postville, Iowa Postville successor to the "%9wa vol tabla Twenty sixth year Postville Iowa Friday september 27, 1918 number 48 of our Soldier boys letter from Ollie Fay. Somewhere in France. September 1, 1918. Ear grandmother just a few s this afternoon to let you know to still Well and Happy and Hope s finds you the same have been the Busy the past three weeks drive cart. We have some Fine is in this country and ome that not so Good too the Way our s go anyway. We Are still hav our delightful weather Al though heat has moderated some. It to quite Cool of an evening Here the More to write so will close for #18 time. You will hear when we Lach the other Side. Do not write use we Are Here Only a few Days. Louis Salzgeber. Letter from Lynn b. Hsiunan. Somewhere in France a aug. 25, 1918. A or. Bert e. Tuttle today is Sun a Jjo a and a Holiday for the boys Over or a Noii aay Lor me buy a , so most of them put in All their suite writing to their folks and the a ends Back Home. Well i sure have a Tad n very Fine trip since i left the Jutes and a very interesting one to we were twelve Days arid nights wis info the old Pond and it sure was me longest twelve i Ever saw. I ,7" to landed i expected we wild be in France but was Mista a Tor we pulled up to Tho British a. There is where i. Saw some of i sets wont thru Dover and Sev Mother Largo cities we travelled wit half a Day in England by train pm then we took another boat and the English Channel taking m one hour. Then in when we  France and i was glad to fat my foot on in land to help get a a Kaiser and win thib War. Well i suppose you have heard As much about France or maybe More than i can Tell you but anyway i know it does t come up to the Good old states. They Are far behind in everything about farming Cut their Grain with a scythe altho it is very Good gain also Cut their Hay the same Way. They very Seldom drive More than one horse and they Only use one line with a gee and Haw. The horses Are very Fine animals. Do you know before i came across i was told that it rained every Day say it Don t rain Here once a month. Has been pretty warm Here the last month but is getting some cooler now. Have seen but very Little Corn and it is sowed like we sow our Oats. I have been to the front and been out in no Man s land and it is a Bare looking place All right. Could see German soil and there wore several German planes came Over staring Over the Side to see the enemy. One came so Low my sergeant shot at him with his pistol. I never saw but one brought Down and say he did come Down. Suppose you have heard about the rats Over Here. Yes they Are plenty thick in the trenches and also around our billets. One of the boys killed one with his Bayonet. The worst torment to the Soldier is the cooties and lice. We get fed pretty Good and never kept so Well in my life. Well i think i have told you about every Thig i can think of so will close. Tell your folks hello for me am after the Kaiser As hard As any of them. Private Lynn Hinman. Co. A. 118 inf., a. E. F. Come oni you can t swamp me letter from Melvin c. Ewing. Somewhere in France. August 6, 1918. Dear Mother and All i wiil now write you a few lines to let you know i in still live and Vail Arm getting along pretty Good. I received seven letters yesterday one from Huldah two from Selma one from Earl l. And Milo Folsom Belle Hoffman and James Enyart and sure was glad to hear from them. They were All mailed in april and May. Well i have seen some of the do germans. I was in the firing line 38 Days and did not get a scratch except a Little Feas bub no enough to Hurt me any hut i sure had some pretty close Calls. Got a piece of shot in my Rifle Stock and a Hole in my canteen cover. We Are not doing anything much now. The Only thing i Don t like very Well is the lice. I had lice on me Good and plenty. Talk about big ones we sure have them Over Here. Belle sent me Lester a s wedding from the paper it must have been a swell affair. I suppose you think i Don t write very often but i Don t get a Chance. When i feel like writing and when i do get a Chance i put it off till some other time but will try and do better from now on. I will try and Send Home some German souvenirs the first Good Chanc i get. Selma sent me a picture of herself and it sure was Fine. Well a i have been Over Here going on four months now but Hope i will not be in this country much longer. We took Many hundreds of German prisoners when we were in the front. Well i did not get your letter finished the Day i started it so will finish it tonight. It is the 8th of August Huldah s birthday but i have forgotten How old she is but guess she is is. Tell her i sent her a kiss and lots of love and Hope she sees Many More birthdays. You said you were going to leave that place. Where Are you thinking of going write and let me know. How Are All the kids Tell them All hello for me a kiss to them All. Well a i will ring off for this time hoping to hear from you soon your Loving son Melvin c. Ewing. Co. A 9th inf., a. E. F. Postville 25 years ago. From the Volks Blatt of sept. 28, 1893, great band coming sept. 30. Our Liberty loan quota. Addie Sanders has gone to Chicago to make Winter purchases for Luh Man & Sanders. A or. Wallace of Mcgregor has been secured by or. Medary to continue the graphic. John Van Velzer had two horses killed last week when a Milwaukee freight ran into them. Gov. Boies Speaks at Waukon today and quite a number Are planning on going Over by team. Mrs. Caroline Michael Mother of mrs. Carl Mueller died at the lat Ter s Home last Friday and was buried Here saturday. We. _ Meyer purchased the Carl Meyer farm of 80"acres in grand Meadow township for $55 per acre. Carl then bought the Mckinley farm for $51 per acre. Dad Harrington and his bind surprised Henry Poesch last Satur Day the occasion being Henry birthday. As they All stayed unti the Dawn of the next Day is evidence of a Good time. Neighbourhood news. Items of interest from Alla Makee and adjoining counties. Great lakes naval training station band will give grand free concert in Postville. When it comes to getting the big things and the. Good things Postville is strictly on the map. Word was received Here yesterday that the great lakes naval training station band without a question the biggest and Best musical organization in the United states will visit Postville on monday september 30th, and give one of their famous open air concerts. This monster military band is on a tour in the interest of the fourth Liberty loan and is travelling on its own splendidly equipped special United states railway special train which will arrive in Postville Over the Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul at 3 45 p. M. On monday sept. 30th and Postville and Post township will Back our boys with 124,488, and maybe a lot More. Fourth Liberty loan. The quota for Postville and Post township for the fourth Liberty loan has been fixed at $124,488. That is the amount our people Are to buy of the total which must be sold if the government is to successfully finance during the next few months our Par in the terrible conflict the Kaiser and his hordes have brought upon the world of course our people Are going to buy that amount and no one can Tell How much More and they Are going to do it in twelve hours on saturday sept. 28th Postville people Are going at this Bond buying proposition in just the same Way that the boys from this to f a Oft i cavity Are going at the Heinie Over ,i in & a in France. We Are not going to wait during All of which time will be de voted to a grand free open air con Cert in the City Park. Remember Postville is the Only until the fight is Over before we get into it and we Are not going to Stop at the fixed objective of $124,488 any everybody is cordially invited to come to Postville on sept. 30th and hear this great concert by this famous band. And Don t forget it is absolutely free. School notes. Notice to registrants. Beginning next week Geo. Nicohl Mann will Drill All drafted men who desire it at the school grounds on each tuesday and thursday evenings. These drills Are of distinct advantage to All who Are liable for military service As has been proven time and again by those who have already gone from Here. The Young men of this locality Are extremely fortunate in having so competent a Drill master As or. Kohl Ami and none should fail to be Oji hand next tuesday evening so that All May Start the Drill at the same time and when you go to Camp later you will find you have a distinct advantage Over the raw recruit who has not had the Opportunity that it is yours to embrace. The Young men tributary to Postville a re also Welcome to get in these classes no matter from what county you May come. Entertain a a Girimeli the misses Virginia and Amy Williams gave a a Rii Inell. Party at their grand Meadow farm Home on monday evening in Honor of Tho Post Ville Young people who leave this thursday afternoon to attend Grin Nell College this year and it is almost needless to say they had a most delightful evenings entertainment the Young people who will represent Postville Ait Grimi Oll Are the Missos Esther Kiesau and Amy Williams and messes. Lee Bundick Clifford Moonley Paul Marston Joo Harris and Edward Staadt. Miss mid Risebrook visited friends in Monona last saturday. Ruth Evelyn Blessin has joined the algebra class during her stay in Postville. Last Friday the agricultural class went to several Cornfields to select seed Corn. Elmer and Clarence Hoth have entered High school the Forer a senior and the latter a Sophomore. The methods class visited country schools last wednesday miss Libbie Schultz visited i school on registration Day. A Large number of the class of is visited High school monday and we had a Good rousing sing during the music period. Ruby Klemme a graduate from Rural schools has entered school As a freshman. The glee clubs have organized and Are now hard at work. The Zeta latvian and be teonian literary societies held business meet Ings last week and the following officers were elected Zeta latvian society. President Ruth Kluss vice president Harlan Thoma Secretary Barbara Marston lamborn Bel ionian society. President Ora Leui vice president. Pearl Meier Clark treasurer Helen Williams the first meeting will be open to both societies and the freshmen will conduct the program. Postville and Post township boys and let them work together so that in the end the world May be a decent place to live the new Cream haulers. Married in Decorah William Koenig and miss Emma Schroeder both of Castalia were United n marriage at the methodist parsonage in Decorah on tuesday sept. 10, Rev. A. R. Grant performing the ceremony. The Herald joins the Many local friends in wishing them a Happy journey through life. Gives pro Nii phial party. The misses Nellie Sonnkalb and Edith Orr gave a Shower saturday evening at the Sonnkalb Home in Honor of miss Helen a Lcuio who is to be married this thursday afternoon were served and a pleasant time was enjoyed by All present. The Fine new Home being built by g. E. Eaton in the South part of town is about completed Tho Pebble dashers being expected daily. The fixtures for the new Homo of Tho citizens state Bank have arrived and con tractor goo. J. Schroeder and his Mon Are Busy with the flip Ishing work this week. At a meeting of the Board of directors of the Postville Farmers. Coop Ergative Creamery co. Held last sat urday Cream routes for next year were let to the following haulers route no. 1-con Hangartner at $5.50 per trip. Route no. 2-con Hangartner at $5.75 per trip. Route no. 2%-Joe Evans at $4.95 per trip. Route no. 3-Theo. Klemme $5.60 per trip. Route no. 4-Theo. Klemme $6.00 per trip. Route no. 5-not let. Route no. 6 not let. Route no. 7-j. W. Reif at $5.75 per trip. Route no. 8-j. W. Reif at $6.00 per trip. Joe Evans at $5.75 at at route no. 9 per trip. Route no. 10-$5.00 per trip. Route no. 11-$5.00 per trip. Route no. 12-ii. M. Lukenbill at $6.25 per trip. Route no. 13--h. M. Lukenbill $6.25 per trip. Walter Schultz at Walter Schultz at at Rev. Childress to leave. On tuesday october first Rev. And mrs. J. F. Childress and Daugh Ter miss Nell will bid Postville friends Farewell and leave for their new Home in Charleston 111., where they have bought a Home and where the Rev. Will retire from the ministry after Many years of Active service in the masters Vineyard. Rev. Childress has for the past eight years been in charge of the Postville congregational Church and during All of that time both he and his family have Laboured diligently and faithfully for the betterment. Of Mankind and will leave this Community with the Well wishes of All who know them. It is the wish of the Herald that their lines May be cast in pleasant places and that these kindly Christian people May find As appreciative friends in their now Home As they leave in Postville. A Postville Creamery has a big month. During the month of August at Tho Postville Farmers Creamery but to Makor Schultz and Secretary san Dor hammered 198,812 pounds of Tulve yellow scum of cow Juico into 58,812 pounds of Gold bricks to lubricate the staff of Ufa so it will slip Down into the human appetite clogging. An the Farmers were paid 53 cents a Pound for their but Ter fab while Tho butter sold at 46,83 per Pound and yet it makes some people Soro to to called an old cow. The allotment for Alla Makee county is $1,000,700. Copy of Telegram from Des Moines received at Waukon Iowa sept. 23 at 12 22 p. M h. J. Bentley Waukon Iowa. Alla Makee county quota fourth Liberty loan one million seven Hun dred dollars. John a. Cavanaugh chairman quota committee the allotments for the townships Are As follows. Center. Fairview. Franklin. French Creek. Hanover. Iowa. Jefferson. Lafayette. Lansing. Linton. Ludlow. Makee. Paint Creek. Post. Union City   Union Prairie. Waterloo. Harpers ferry. Lansing. New Albin. Postville. Waterville. Waukon. Different 40,728 12,709 48,034 30,622 30,822 27,319 1 69,645 39,328 44,931 23,517 77,052 62,244 57,340 70,650 36,225 57,140 32,823 6,104 38,127 17,412 53,838 6,104 83,559 total .$1,000,700 to the people of Alla Makee county. Our government has again reached out and drafted All the men from 18 to 45, with no exemptions to anyone. Now the Call goes out for Money from every person each his full share with no exemptions. Both Are War measures absolutely necessary to save the nation. The fourth Liberty loan will be one of the largest Loans Ever floated in any country. Alla Makee was one of the first to fill its quota in the third loan and Iowa the first state and so it will be in this loan. The slogan for Alla Makee county is Over the top in twelve let us make Alla Makee the first county in the state Over the never was there a More propitious time since the United states entered the War to put Over a loan. With an abundant crop and our boys across the seas fighting like tigers surely we cannot refuse to loan the government some of our credit. We Are All with the boys Over let s show them that we Are. Let s put ourselves in a Posi Tion that we can go Down to the de pot to meet the boys when they Cornel Back and look them in the face with the inward feeling that we were True to our country and did All we could to support the thousands of heroes that made the supreme sacrifice for their country in the cause of democracy. Let us close up shop and dedicate saturday september 28th, to beating Tho Kaiser. Yours respectfully h. J. Bentley. Chairman Alla Makee county Liberty loan committee. First payment on fourth Liberty loan will be 10 per cent. Secretary of the Treasury Mcadoo has decided that the initial payment on Liberty Bonds of the fourth loan will be 10 per cent As in the Case of the third loan. Five payment dates Are required for the settlement in the fourth loan. Following the initial. Payment of 10 per cent 20 per cent will be paid on november 21,december 19, january 16, and 30 per cent on january 80. Interest coupons will be due april 15. The sales Campaign will begin and end september 28. The Bonds will be dated october 24. These Bonds will Bear interest at 4 1-4 per cent from that Date. The first interest will be paid april 15, 1919. Thereafter interest payable on october 15 and april 15. Clear Lake ice is being shipped to Kansas City. Seventeen Greene county Young women have enlisted As nurses. Seven divorce cases have been tried at West Union the past week. The Iowa female suffrage association held its annual meeting at Cedar rapids last week. Fred Bilder is the first Clermont boy to be reported wounded in action overseas. Boys and Giris who ride bicycles on the sidewalks of Charles City Are being arrested and fined. Or. And mrs. James t. Tapper of Monona celebrated their fiftieth wed dig anniversary last monday. While playing crack the whip at school at Clearfield Carroll Little was thrown and his Collar Bone broken. St. Peters Church at Clermont dedicated its service Flag last sunday. Rev. J. J. Dune of Postville was the principal speaker. At Elgin the local red Cross chapter subscribes for and sends the Home paper to All the boys in the service from that town. Ralph Waters and John Dundee two Waukon boys were killed in action in France according to word received in Waukon saturday. Three thousand silos have been built in Iowa during the last year As a result of the Campaign conducted by the Iowa state College at Ames and the state defense Council. Emil Rosenthal of Decorah knits socks during the spare moments of the Day in his store. Already he has knitted six pairs for the red Cross and has just completed a Large shawl1. The 17 months old child of or. And mrs. De j. Shaffer of Dows Wright county was drowned when it fell into a Twenty gallon Crock near which in was playing. The Crock was cracked but had enough dirt in it to hold four inches of water. There Are a Large number of Thompsons residing in the Vicinity of Arlington All of one family and they hold an annual reunion. This year the reunion was held but was Mailer than usual As Twenty of the boys of the family Are in the service of their country which is some showing. Two of our Young lads paid a Fine of $7.85 last week for taking melons from j. H. Riser s Patch. They Tho t Henry was not looking but unfortunately he was. Melons Are the cheapest when bought and paid for boys take it from one who tried the other Way too when he was Young and Albin news. A miliary organization for women has been formed in storm Lake. Sixty five women have already enlisted and six companies will be recruited with Twenty members each. Military tactics will be studied and weekly drills held. Canteen service will also be a prominent feature of the work and for this service stripes will be worn. Mrs. Charles Haberly of Decorah offers forty acres of her land to the red Cross societies of Winneshiek and Howard counties the proceeds to go to the red Cross. As the land is in Howard county three fourths of the returns is to go to the Howard county organization and the other fourth to Winnes Iciek county. But the Howard county people must put in the crop. It is expected the offer will be accepted. Because he failed to secure pledge cards to be signed by All men working on his threshing machine Crew Joseph Gerleman of near Calmar was summoned before the Winneshiek county defense counsel and made to pledge loyalty to the United states. In addition he subscribed for $750 Worth of Liberty Bonds of the next Issue and donated $125 to the red Cross and $100 to the y. M. C. A. And also donated a pig to the red Cross pig club. The manufacture of balloons for the United states army was begun in Marshalltown by the Cooper manufacturing company following the closing of a contract. A. Stev is of Akron Ohio head of the or production and purchasing for the balloon division of the army was there to close the contract. The company has been experimenting for 2 months on waterproofing of cloth and submitted samples for tests. They were found so satisfactory that or. Stevens came to close the contract a prominent Farmer of Center Junction heard two men talking in German and he told them it would be better to use the English language. The reply was couched in words rather uncomplimentary to gov. Harding and the nation in general whereupon the american very promptly knocked the other Down. Than the German filed a complaint before Justice Lawrence at Anamosa who after consultation with county attorney Rhinehart dismissed the Case with admonitions to be More careful of his language in the future

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