Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 14, 1960 · Page 15
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 15

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 14, 1960
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|1940, when social seats first became pay|mum monthly benefit (te maximum monthly $85. This year, as social security celebrates its 25th birthday, $33.00 is the minimum monthly benefit to a retired worker 65 or over, and $254 per month, the maximum family benefit. [GLASSES *10 lAND UP AT SERVICE OPTICAL Where your eyes are examined with the most modern equipment. Stop in SMK CAUTION GIVEN ON FIRES OVER HOLIDAY SEASON Ctdpr Rapids — Waterloo — Dubuque Ed Herron, the State Fire Marshal, said today that Christmas will be far from a cheery season if fire follows any of the Christmas festivities. Extra caution throughout the Holiday Season—will pay dividends in fewer fire deaths, fewer painful burns and preservation of precious homes. The gratitude we expressed around the Thanksgiving table is empty indeed if we fail, to use our God given intelligence to prevent needless fires. Christmas time is probably the most hazardous to home fire safety than any of our holidays said the State Fire Marshal. Natural Christmas Trees, combustible decorations and Christmas wrappings constitute a serious Are threat if jnot properly cared for while in the home. Herron recommended these ten Christmas safety rules for each family to follow: 1. When you select your Christmas tree this year, choose a freshly cut tree with firmly, attached needles. Keep the tree outdoors until a week before Christmas. It will stay fresher in the cold air and once you have it up, it will stay green longer. 2. The tree can be sprayed with an economical solution using four ounces of borax and four ounces of boric acid powder dissolved in> to two quarts of warm water. Spray the tree and allow to dryj before decorating. This solution! will prevent a flash fire. i 3. When setting up the tree, keep it away from radiators, heaters and the fireplace. This will reduce the possibility of fire and also keep the tree from drying out. 4. Do not set the tree where it will block a doorway. 5. Use only electric Christmas tree lights and look for the Underwriter's Laboratory label when purchasing new sets. | 6. Flameproof Christmas decorations are the best. Use decorations made of glass, metal or fire-resistant material. 7. Christmas tree lights should be turned off when the family is away from home. 8. On Christmas morning, fold and put away gift wrappings you intend to keep. Other gift wrappings should be gathered up and disposed of after the presents are opened. 9. Make sure there are plenty of ash trays about this Yule Season, if there are smokers in your house. Empty the ash trays frequently and make sure any fires in the trays are out before emptying. 10. If you are going out for the evening, employ a competent baby sitter. Never leave children alone The Fire Marshal said that in the three days last year, starting with Christmas eve, forty-three persons lost their lives in this country. Fire takes no holiday, reminded the Fire Marshal, as he urged every Iowa family to have a fire-safe Christmas. Wednesday, December 14,1960 POSTVILLE (Iowa) HERALD 7 CONSERVATION POSTAGE STAMP Postville ie Lucky! Win Money! Have Fun! et Extra Money For Christmas fourth Drawing Friday, Dec. 16 at 8:00 p. m. m " 9 "i NOTHING TO BUY! REGISTER ONLY ONCE FOR ENTIRE PROMOTION. BE PRESENT IN PARTICIPATING BUSINESS WHEN WINNER ANNOUNCED! IF WINNER NOT PRESENT WITHIN 1 MINUTE, 25 DOLLARS WILL BE ADDED FOR NEXT WEEKLY DRAWING. EVERYBODY (EXCEPT BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL MEN) IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER. ice IEATIN WW Play Postville PAYOLA with the following merchants: (Alphabetical Listing) Harvey Jarms, Sand and Gravel Hoth Motors Interstate Power Co. Iris Theatre Kittleson-Petersen Hardware Koevenig's Stores Dr. M. F. Kiesau Kramer's Dr. Raymond T. Martin Meyer Plumbing & Heating Marianna Propane Co. Dr. Paul N. Moser Nyberg's Store Overland Hatchery Postville Meat Market Postville Herald I llamakee-Clayton Electric Co-op. nderson's Clothing urling & Gericke J &itizens State Bank ^oast to Coast Stores v *^|omniercial Hotel." ^JflooVs Shell Service |p >ereeii Style Shop s J ||)ouglass Pharmacy jjfralb Motor Company farmers Store frese Garage Sroff Drug lome Oil Company larold 's Cash Market lygrade Meat Products Postville Locker Postville Feed Mill Postville State Bank Postville Implement Co. Postville Lumber Co. Rima Cafe Schutta's Shoes Schrader "66" Service Schroeder's Grocery SERViSOFT Stumme's Grocery Louis Schutte & Sons Dr. Arthur H. Sterling Suckow Jewelry Tindell Shoe Store Dr. D. E. Tinker Tyler Barber Shop V and J Kof lee Shop (Any merchant overlooked, please contact Ralph Schrader) Postville Commercial Club ability protection a person must be unable to do substantial work because of serious illness or injury Conservation leaders here are looking forward to issuance of the world's first range conservation postage stamp by the Post Office Department in Salt Lake City, Utah, Wayland Frederick, chairman of Commissioners of the Clayton Soil Conservation District, said today. The commemorative 4-cent stamp, printed in three colors, will be issued February 2 at the American Society of Range Management's annual meeting at Salt Lake City. The stamp will go on sale at the post office here on the following day, February 3. The stamp is in two parts. One part is a reproduction of the famous drawing. "Trail Boss," by Charles Russell, the distinguished artist of western life. The other part shows a modern range conservation scene. The new stamp, Mr. Frederick said, sympolizes the development of range conservation from the pioneer days of the open range to today's scientific management tech niques. Those -who are interested in a "first-day cover," a souvenir envelope, can mail addressed envelopes plus a money order or certified check for the number of stamps required to the postmaster at Salt Lake City, Utah, who will place the range conservation stamp on the envelopes, cancel with a spe cial cancellation mark used only on that day and at that place, and mail as addressed anpwhere in the country, Frederick pointed out. Under a new policy effective January 1, 1961, requests for first- day cancellations must be post marked at least five days before the date of issue, in this case before midnight of January 28. Your ad dressed envelopes for first-day cancellations should be sent to the Postmaster, Salt Lake City 1, Utah with remittance for the stamps The outer envelope should be marked "First Day Covers, Range Conservation Stamp, February 2, 1961." HOLIDAY HUSTLE CAN CAUSE HAZARDS To qualify for social security dis- \ of long duration, and must have five years of covered employment or self-employment in the 10 years before he became disabled. Holiday hustle can cause safety hazards, warns the Iowa State Department of Health. Take care to make your merry Christmas a safe one. Your glittering trees can shine safely if strings of lights are in good condition. Check for frayed cords and loose sockets, and be sure each new string you buy has the tag of approval from the Underwriters' Laboratories. Keep the tree fresh by standing it in water or wet sand, and place it away from fireplaces and sources of heat. If you have to stretch to get the star to the top, you're not tall enough—get someone else to do it. Be sure you'decorate from a sturdy ladder, never a chair or box. Metallic Christmas trees should be lighted with flood liehts. A voltage leakage from faulty treel lights or wiring can, under certain conditions, result in a severe shock or burn. If you decorate with greens, be careful to keep candles at a safe distance. Put all candles and lights out when you leave the house, even if you'll be gone "just a minute." Provide plenty of ash trays for holiday company. A stray spark can cause a auick blaze. The confusion and excitement of unwrapping presents can add another hazard. A big box for papers and ribbons will take care of the clutter, and another box for small toys will assure that grandmother doesn't stumble over a forgotten object. Hurry is the main cause of carelessness. Take time to be safe, and make your Christmas really merry, unmarred by accident. When a worker finds himself un able to work any more because of an accident, disease, injury, or chronic illness ,he should get in touch with his social security district office at once or have someone else call or write the social security office for him to find out whether he is eligible for disability insurance- benefits. SAVE MOR-GAIN "FREE FEED" COUPONS ONE IN EVERY 50-LB. BAG RETURN 40 MOR-GAIN "FREE FEED" COUPONS TO ANY MOR-GAIN DEALER FOR A FREE BAG OF MOR-GAIN FEED OF YOUR CHOICE ASK ANY MOR-GAIN DEALER End your heating worries forever "Worry Free" Heating Plan EASY BUDGET PLAN You an ipread your payment! even* ly ovtr period up to 10 months. Avoids usual heavy oil expense at Christmas, AUTOMATIC DELIVERY of line D X heating oil when- you need It {or you can call us, if you prefer). NO CARRYING CHARGE ... NO INTEREST "PREFERRED" SERVICE at all times with your membership card. PRE-AODREJJED ENVELOPES furnished free for mailing your payment. COSTS NOTHING EXTRA Now it's easier Shan ever 1o get clean, finest quality heating oil for top-dollar, top-BTU value. Join the time-saving, trouble-saving "Worry Free" Plan. Call us today. HOME OIL COMPANY PHONE 4-3724 POSTVILLE, IOWA Stark's Sport Shop Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin » OUTBOARD MOTORS 300 BRAND NEW MODELS IN FACTORY BOXES SAVE $150.00 on small ones SAVE $300.00 on big ones We Trade — We Service — Easy Credit • McCULLOCK CHAIN SAWS 200 IN STOCK All Sizes. All Parts. WE NEED USED SAWS NOW. • CHRISTMAS TOYS SAVE 10% ON EVERY ONE, 50% ON MANY. INSULATION WHERE IT FUEL BILLS CUT 20 ro 30% Live In comfort this winter. Prevent illness and avoid drafts, dirt and soot by equipping your horn* throughout with QUALITYIILT storm sash and doors. They will soon repay their cost in fuel savings alone. Let us give you an estimate on your needs. Don't wait until cold weather sets in, call on us or come ia today. Postville Lumber Co. H. J. MEYER, Manager

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