Who's Who In Luana Hi
1928 * 1929
Published in the Postville Herald from 1928 - 1934, a series of student biographies appeared in the Luana column. The student newspaper Luana Hi Leader was published in this column. The student bios were written by the Leader staff ... usually identified with pennames Col. Inkhorn and Gen. Inksplash. In the spring issues of 1929, biographies of the school Superintendent, Principle and a couple teachers were featured.
Transcribed for Clayton co. IAGenWeb, August 2021, by S. Ferrall
The bios are arranged by the date they were published and are not alphabetical.
|Florence Amy Stadtmiller (published
The person of my theme this week is a twin
sister to the one I wrote about last week. This week I am
going to write about Florence Amy Stadtmiller. Florence
was born on a farm about two miles outhwest of Luana,
October 26, 1912. From here she began her school career,
at the age of seven, and has attended Luana Consolidated
School ever since. Her favorite grade was the eighth and
her favorite subject was Geography. Her favorite book is
|Berna Louise Schultz (published
Berna Louise Schultz was born on a farm,
June 22, 1913, about 3 1/2 miles west of Luana. She began
her school life, in the Luana Consolidated School at the
age of five years. Berna has climbed through the
successive school years until now she is a smiling
|Helen Marguerite Hinman (published
Helen was born September 9, 1913, in the Metropolis of this community, Luana, Iowa. Helen began her school career at the age of six years. she has steadily and unerringly climbed the "Ladder of School LIfe," until she is now a member of the "Silent Sophomore class."
Her favorite subject throughout her school life has been and still is English. Helen's favorite grade in school so far was the fifth, although her mind may change in the future. Helen likes to attend school because she says that it affords amusement. Miss Hinman reads many books, her favorite being "Great Heart." Helen's favorite sports are hiking and tennis.
Helen wishes to be an actress on the stage in later life and I wish her much success when she undertakes the job. The easiest job that Helen ever accomplished was to flunk in algebra. Her favority sone is "Lonely Nights."
Many of my nights are lonely. - Col. Inkhorn
|Jason Vernial Moore (published
Jason was born at Calmar, Iowa, August 27,
1912. After residing with his parents in Calmar,
Castalia, Postville and Hardin for a brief period of
years, he moved to Luana and here began his school
career. Jason has struggled with the old reliable
readin', writin', and 'rithmetic until he is now a
full-fledged, green Freshman. Jason's favorite grade was
the eighth and his favorite subjects are History and
|Charles Ziegler (published
Charles was born on a farm approximately
four miles southwest of Luana, Iowa. Charles' birth
occured December 1st, 1912. He began his school life at
the Pleasant Grove school house in District No. 4.
Charles finished the eighth grade here and then moved to
Luana and entered L.H.S. as a Freshman.
|Edna Margaretha Ziegler
Edna was born January 29, 1910,
on a farm approximately three miles southwest of the
sample of a city, Luana, Iowa. (this is not meant for a
slam, but for a compliment) Edna began her school life in
a little one-room school house in District No. 4. she
attended school here for several years, and finally moved
with her parents, to Luana, where she entered the Luana
Consolidated school as a member of the 7th grade.
|Harley Alvin Moore (published
Harley was born May 19, 1914, in Postville,
Iowa. He made this his home for a very short time and
then, with his paents, moved to the once flourishing town
of Hardin, Iowa. After living there for some time he
moved to a small farm notheast of Luana, Iowa, and from
there he made his first step into school life by entering
Luana Consolidated school.
|Ella Dorothy Amelia Panncke
Ella was born in Ridley, west of Luana, December 20, 1914. At the age of five years Ella entered the Luana Consolidated school as a beginner. She has studied diligently until she is now a Freshman and is still going strong.
Ella's favorite grade was the seventh and her favorite subject spelling. She likes to play basketball and indoor baseball. She likes music and takes great interest in the musical work at school. The hardest job that Ella has ever encountered is that of working algebra.
Ella wishes to be a clerk in some large department store or a stenographer in an office. I wish Ella much success and prosperity, as I do everyone else. - Col. Inkhorn
|Bruce Llewellyin Wayne Brown
Who's the who we all rave about?
Who's the one we're all blue without?
In the winter, spring or fall
He is one of the best of all.
Oh, yes! I am very proud that I am allowed a chance to intorduce our editor-in-chief of the Luana Hi Leader, Bruce Llewellyin Wayne Brown (he says the name was not his fault).
He was born one mile east of the prospering little city of Volney on May 9 in the gay year of 1913. His great school career began in the famous outpost of Sixteen, and from here he came to Luana Hi, and after jumping a few grades he has entered into the class of wild and dashing Sophomores, where, according to most records, he is high point man in his classes
This student's favorite subjects are mathematics and English and he certainly knows both of these subjects as well as can be expected. Bruce said that he was undecided about his best year in school until Feb 2, 1929, when a very strange incident happened, and he says that his Sophomore year in school is the best year he had.
His greatest enjoyments are going to basketball tourneys and various kinds of athletics. I also agree with him.
He plans to make his future occupation that of a farmer or athletic coach or teacher. His favorite book is "The Road To Love." This book is not exactly like it sounds, so please do not get a bad impression of my friend Bruce.
Now, my friends and readers, I hope you will come to the same conclusion as I have, that we have a real editor-in-chief. - by Gen. Inksplash
|Harold William Neverman (published
Harold made his first appearance on this
huge sphere, called the earth, October 8, 1911. His first
exclamations expressing the joy of living in this cruel,
cruel world were made on a farm a few miles west of
Frankville. Shortly after his birth his parents moved to
a farm east of Castalia, from which he went regularly to
a little one-roomed school house. Harold attended this
country school until he had finished the third grade and
then he with his brothers and mother moved to Luana. Here
he and his twin brother entered the unforgetable Luana
consolidated school as fourth graders. Harold is now a
member of the Silent Sophomore Class and I think he is
rather proud of the fact.
|Ione Mary Lamborn (published
Ione was born on a farm three miles north
of the peaceful, inland village of Luana, on January 27,
1914, and still resides with her parents at the place of
|Yvo Earl Scheffert (published
Yvo was born on a farm five miles northwest
of Elkport, Iowa. Yvo began his school life in a little
old country school house and attended the little country
school until he was through the second grade. Then he,
with his parents and the remainder of the family, moved
to a farm east of Luana. Yvo entered the Luana
consolidated school as a third grader and is now a
|Ida Anne Zieman (published
Ida was born on a farm one-half mile south
of Luana, Iowa, November 11th, 1911. She entered Luana
Consolidated school as a first grader and has battled
with the necessary elements of school life until she is
now a member of the "Fathful Freshman class".
Of the subjects studied, Ida Anne says that English has
been her favorite study and the eighth her favorite
|Ilo Marie Scheffert (published
Ilo was born on a farm a few miles east of
Elkport, Iowa, August 11, 1914. She started to school in
a little country school house and attended there until
she was partly through the second grade. Then Ilo, with
her parents, moved to a farm one and one-half miles east
of (the city of slow growth) Luana, Iowa. By saying this
I mean that the size of the town is very slow in its
Walter Benjamin Louis Hammer (published 04/18/1929)
Our chief editor, Colonel Inkhorn, has taken a one day vacation from his press duties, and I shall attempt to tell you all about Luana Hi's principal, Walter Benjamin Louis Hammer.
Mr. Hammer was born in the year 1905 on the first day of August, or, if you know mathematics like he does, you may be able to figure out his age.
He received his first touch of school life in the Dover rural schools, where he thought that history was his favorite subject. Then he advanced his education a bit and attended the Varina consolidated high school.
After graduating from high school he entered Buena Vista college at Storm Lake. Here the industrious lad worked his way through college by working in a cafe during his spare hours. Mr. Hammer said that while he was in college his favorite subject was mathematics, and he enjoyed the subject so much that he is trying to tell my classmates and me how to enjoy it, too. Among his other activites at college he enjoyed was debating.
While I am talking about all the young man's favorites I also will include that his favorite dish is sauerkraut. - Gen. Inksplash
Olive Marguerite DeLay (published 05/09/1929)
vacation is over and I am back on the job, and so are my
Helen May Stevens (published 05/16/1929)
Stevens was born June 23, 1905 at Lime Springs, Iowa. she
graduated from Lime Springs high school and went to the
University of Porto Rico for her first college year. The
next three years of college were spent at Ames. Here she
was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
Roy Talmadge Neff (published 04/23/1929)
me introduce you to the gentleman from Missouri, the
Superintendent of Luana Hi. Mr. RoyTalmadge Neff, who was
born on the famous date of July 4, 1776 -- oops, I mean
1893, at Clarence, Missouri.
(Transcriber note: Roy T. Neff & Miss Harriet Alice Kinsley were married by the Congregational minister in McGregor on June 5, 1924. He was the son of Joseph P. & Mary O. (McVey) Neff. She was the daughter of Ben A. & Mary M. (Hatch) Kinsley.)
|Robert (Bobbie) Evan Davenport (published
Robert made his appearance into this world
on July 28, 1912. He was born on a farm near Postville,
Iowa. Before he reached school age he moved with his
parents to Avoca, Wisconsin, where the youthful Mr.
Davenport entered the studious world known as school.
while living in Avoca he climbed the scholastic ladder
until he was partially through the fourth grade. From
Avoca the Davenports moved to Mt. Hope, Wisconsin, where
Bobbie entered the M.H.S. and attended until he finished
his sophomore year.
|Avis Jean Breitsprecher (published
Avis was born August 5, 1915, and
brightened a home in Elkader with her lovely laughs and
otherwise. She remained "mistress of
ceremonies" in this home until the age of five
years, at which age she knocked on the doors of knowledge
and gained admittance through the door. After climbing
the silver stairs of knowledge for about half a year in
Elkader, she moved with her parents and older sister to
Luana. She then joined the "joyous jumpers", or
in other words the first grade in good old L.H.S.
|Efferd K.G. Lindroth (published
Folks, here's a treat for sore eyes and
ears. You can get the dope on the members of L.H.S.
without evesdropping, just leave it to me. I have, by
asking questions, received the following from Efferd K.G.
|Margaret Evelyn Davenport (published
Margaret entered this wise and wicked world
April 21, 1914, in the city of Lincoln, Neb. I think she
"ruled the roost" here for some time. She moved
with her parents to Avoca, Wisconsin, where she made her
debut into school life.
|Helen Pauline Schierholz (published
Folks, I'm not in a writing mood, as you
will find out when you read this. I can thank my lucky
stars that I cannot see your faces as you read this.
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