Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 5, 1945 · Page 7
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 7

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 5, 1945
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WEDNESDAY, . DECEMBER S, IMS. THE POSTVILLB HERALD. POSTVILLE. IOWA. PAGE SEVEN. uctt&u Help Fill The Stockings With Home-Made Gifts for (he Herald*! Homemakera by Iow» State College Home Economist* Take An Early Trip— TO TOYLAND "Christmas is for children." we always say. And the early shopper this year will And plenty of soft, cuddly toys for tots. ; It's a wise Santa who took shopping list in hand early and went on a trip through the local toyland, seek- ,ing suitable gifts for the children on fcr • i JOSEPH B. STEELE ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Office Over Abcrnethy's Store Telephone No. 240 DR. H. D. COLE Dentist Office Over Citizens Slate Bank \1 Dr. F. W. KIESAU, M.D. J Dr. M. F. KIESAU, M. D. Office Over Louis Schuttc's Hours—Daily 9 to 12 and 1 to 5 Wed. and Sat.—7 to 8:30 p. m. Dr. C. M. Morgan VETERINARIAN Office Opposite Post Office 1 Telephone No. 146-J LOUIS SCHUTTE I WILLARD SCHUTTE Funeral Directors and Embalmcrs Cut Flowers For All Occasions BURLING & PALAS ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW ' Office Over Fostvltle State Bank J. W. MYERS, M.D. Office Over Luhman & Sanders Telephones: Office 188-W Residence 188-X Dr. R. F. Schneider VETERINARIAN Phone No. 170 Postvllle, Iowa Day and Night Calls Answered [jOffiqe In The Iris Theatre Building that list. This year there will be very few metal toys, and those available will be of the simple, stamped-oul variety. The wheel toys and trains will be back in normal volume next year. You'll And more wood and perhaps cardboard playthings, and you'll be pleased with the improvement in quality and durability. Rubber toys will be about as scarce as metal, but there are endless arrays of plastic toys. The dolls on your list will be about the hardest item to find even if you do your shopping today. Often the most simply made doll you see will be the very one the little girl on your list will cherish. You'll also find that toyland presents faithful miniatures of play things which will help a child to learn while playing. Most toys have been tested by children to make sure they offer the best values in play interest, safety and purposefulness. Plan Toys to Buy. The choice of toys you make for the children on your gift list will call for thought and planning. The glitter and gaiety of toyland are both fascinating and bewildering to Christmas shoppers. Too often they bring home toys bought on impulse rather than with a thought as to what toys the child already has or wants. It's a good idea to consult with the parents of the youngsters to whom you plan to play Santa Claus. Join the children during play hours and do some personal detective work on what their special interests are. Or, if you can't observe their play activities, you can find helpful guidance in making a wise choice of toys from a few general rules. Toys Aid 'Development. First, remember that children's all- around development is aided by a balanced variety of toys. Generally speaking there are four basic kinds of play, and it is easy to choose toys from each class. This need for play variety is similar to the need for varied foods for good nutrition. So no matter how glamorous a countcrful of dolls or stuffed animals or books or hobby toys or any other type of plaything may be, check your purchases of playthings for balance. General categories of play interests include toys, games and gymnasium equipment that contribute to physical development. The second basic cate gory includes toys that aid creative play. Dramatic play includes play with dolls and animals. Fourth basic category is social play—games with other children. So— you, too, got a late start on this year's gift-making project. But never mind. There are endless Items that you can turn out at a minute's notice, or almost a minute's notice. Here's a starter: With headbands the rage among the younger set of misses, give your imagination a try for some different styles. Might make one from a worn- out chamois jacket with some earrings to match. Made from Leather. If there's plenty of wear left In one of those leather jackets your husband has discarded maybe you can get a weskit out of it for the daughter of the house, or a helmet for the young man grade-schooler. Leather can- be sewed by machine the same as dress materials—with the stitch lengthened so the leather won't be weakened. No ripping, please. And make sure things fit before sewing, for each stitch makes a small hole that's there to stay. Any fur collar or muff In the back of the closet saved from the coats of 35? Clean it, rub corn meal moistened with dry cleaning solvent into the fur, brush the meal out again and air the fur. If pliable and usable, furs are great potentials for teenster's gifts. For example, mitten backs from fur arc fancied by the high school girls. Belts n buttons, vamps for bedroom slippers or trim on hats and bonnets—all ac ceptable ideas for the teen-age girl or her younger sister. Cut Fur With Razor. A word of warning with fur—cut it with a razor blade on the skin side And make sure in the pieces you cut that the flow of the fur matches. Seam it by pushing the hair away from the cut edges and over-handing it with wax thread. And perhaps you can make that weakness you've had for felt hats pay out this Christmas. Take off the trim mings, cut them down and make them into something undetectable. Calots with yarn or leather trim — that's another idea. Or bedroom slippers with bells or a puff of a yarn ball on the toes for the toddlers. Don't think for a minute, that just because your felt hat has a peculiar curve or crown that it won't be of use. It's really quite a treat to work with felt. Since it's matted together rather than woven, you can stretch, shrink or shape it as you like. Of course, you'll need the aid of steam and some homemade molds. Keep posts, lumber and junk off the ground, for these harbor rats. Heavy' "producing dairy cows need 70 to 150 pounds of water each dally and they won't drink enough if the water is near the freezing point. DWA FARM KERNELS. .... * Corn • planted on the contour out- yielded that planted up-an-down hill nearly 26 bushels to the acre on nine farms in western Iowa this year. ..... Bees in the United States produced 220 million pounds of honey in 104S, according to a report from the USDA. ..... If pullets are allowed to run all over the barnyard, then do not expect them to produce clean eggs. Keeping the layers confined is one of the steps es sential to producing clean, high quality eggs. Unfavorable weather in Europe cut down production as well as did the war. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that the food production will be one-fifth below that before the war. Land which is acid should be treated with lime several months ahead of seeding such crops as alfalfa and sweetclover. . * « * . Fast milking methods with a milking machine can cut the time 3 minutes per cow, studies with a * stopwatch show. Washing the cows' udders with warm water helps make them give down their milk. ..... A pig in a 6 -pig litter will require about 17 bushels of grain, 76 pounds of protein supplement, 20 pounds of hay, 1/5 acre of pasture and 3 pounds of mineral to make a growth up to 225 pounds. ..... Plenty of nests in the laying house help to keep eggs clean. Build the ration of the breeding ewe around legume hay. iMonona and Postville Rendering Service We Pay Up To— $2.50 For Hones and Cows Permit 45 For Prompt Service Telephone POSTVILLE LOCKER, SERVICE Telephone No. SN Monona Farmers Pbonr No, I0S BOOK SALES INDICATE READING ON INCREASE Allamakee [Rendering Works Call 555 Postville ALL DEAD ANIMALS LARGE OR SMALL We Pay Cash and Meet All Competition WE WILL PAY FOR THE CALLI Farm machinery put indoors. will last longer if What About Santa Claus? It all came out forty years later when two ladies were talking of their childhood. To that very day . they blamed their parents for not allowing them to believe in Santa Claus when they were small. They remembered how they had tried to pretend there was a Santa so they could be like the other children. Parents often puzzle over the question of whether to have oi' not to have Santa come to their house on | Christmas Eve. They are afraid that they may lose the child's confidence later when he learns the truth about this humdrum world. But these same parents may toll you that they are grateful to their own parents for giving them one of the happiest illusions of their life. Those adults who had no Santa usually feel as did the two ladies. The only danger seems to lie in teaching the child to expect gifts without also teaching him to give. Santa has a big pack, with many presents in it. But at that he does not have enough to go around. He needs helpers. Every child can be a helper who is old enough to understand the meaning of the words give and help! He can save his pennies to buy presents for mother and daddy. (What does it mat ter if he selects a toy automobile for father and gorgeous pearl earrings for mother that cost ten cents?) As early as four or five years a child can make a simple present for each of his parents. He can understand the satisfaction found in giving. He can be Santa's helper. Get the garden plowed this fall. ***** There were 7 percent more pullets on farms October 1 this year than year ago. ***** Canned fruits and foods may be left safely in the container, after they are opened. However, they should be well covered and stored in the refrigerator, Get rid of rats before they are settled for the winter about the farm . * * . A check on the European corn borer increase in 44 counties in Iosva in dicates that there were just about twice as many borers in 1945 as in 1944. QUALITY PAYS "Beef cattle arc paid for by the packer on the basis of the amount and the quality of meat the carcass will yield. His buyers estimate 'quality' from the appearance of the cattle and bid accordingly. It takes quality feed to make quality beef that shows in the finish." Depend on BIG GAIN BEEF BALANCER to supply the high quality proteins, vitamins and minerals that mean fast gains and market toppers. For fast gains, market toppers and maximum cattle profits ASK FOR BIG GAIN BEEF BALANCER VERN HUPFER, Gunder Store, Postville L. F. PUTNAM, Postville POSTPONED SALE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AT PUBLIC SALE I will sell at Public Auction at my residence in west Postville, on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 Starting at 1:00 o'clock p. m. Speed Queen Washing Machine and Tubs and"' Boiler; Electric Vacuum Cleaner; Sewing Machine; Davenport and Chairs; 5 Rockers; Library Table; Card Table; Dining Room Table and 6 Chairs; Buffet; Radio and Paper Rack; 6 Flower Stands; Clock; Two 9x12 Brussels Rugs; Two 9x12 Congoleum Rugs; Two 6x9 Congoleum Rugs; a number of Small Rugs; Floor Lamp; Day Bed; 3 Beds with Springs and Mattresses; 3 Bureaus; Commode; 3 Feather Beds and some Bedding; Lace Curtains; 2 Small Mirrors; 12-ft. Kitchen Table and 6 Chairs; 12 Kitchen Chairs; Cupboard; Small Work Table; Gasoline Stove; Kerosene Stove; Perfection Oil Heater; Step Ladder; Ironing Board; some Silverware; 3 Sets of Dishes; All Kinds of Fancy Dishes; Fruit Jars; Lawn Mower; Garden Tools, and other articles. TERMS OF SALE — CASH ! Mrs. Joe Schultz Eaton Waters, Auct. Citizens State Bank, Clerk ***** Feeding the people of the wartorn nations will help establish order. COLOR, STYLE, QUALITY GUIDE IN GLOVE BUYING Judging from book sales' and library counts, most folks arc turning again to book reading. Many authorities attribute this trend to the war. Curiosity about other countries was aroused in home folks when the boys overseas wrote back about unfamiliar towns and cities. The boys talked about the rugged terrain, the jungled areas, the un reasonable weather, the peoples' habits and dress, the crops and industries. So America turned to the book stores and libraries for the story, Books—both old and new—told in part what their boys were going through. Geography books, history books, books on political Issues, books on religion, books on governmental makeup. These were the books home folks requested. 'Reading resolutions made during National Book Week (Nov. U--17) just ended, should hot be forgotten. Revitalized reading habits should be carried on throughout the year. There are'books for the entire family—from 2-year-olds to grand-dad, Books make good conversation at club meetings, at the dinner table or with coffee at the neighbors. To find a "good glove buy," pay'at tention to details. Good gloves are cut to fit the hand smoothly and cor rectly. Seams in fabric or leather gloves are weak or strong points and worth looking at critically before buying The strongest seams in leather gloves are those with more leather than thread exposed. Length of fingers is very Important, too, in selecting gloves. Fingernails out right through gloves that are too short. And remember, fabric gloves come In all colors of the rainbow. So, if you secretly would like to see your friend hove a pair of gloves to match that new winter hat, that's your cue. MORE FRUIT NEEDED IN IOWA'S HOME ORCHARDS Iowa's home fruit production has taken a climatic beating for the last 10 years, H. E. Nichols, Iowa State Col lege horticulturist, said today. He added that the number of home orchards in Iowa has reached a new low ''There is a serious heed for more home fruit production," Nichols as. sorted in reporting on progress of the 280 demonstration orchards which have been established in Iowa. These demonstration orchards point to a need for good management prac tlcei. * * • • Hog numbers of the future probably ill need to be 'reduced to fit the demand, says H. H. Kildee, dean of agriculture at Iowa State College. ***** Self-feeding laying hens — keeping corn, oats and laying mash in separate feeders and letting the hens select what they want—has been found most practical. ***** Poultrymen probably can expect egg prices to drop when the late pullets get into production. Egg outlook would seem to call for sound production practices this fall and winter. ***** Iowa recently surpassed Minnesota in butter production, placing Iowa in the first place spot. * * * * • Ground alfalfa is a good addition to the brood sow's ration. ***** Feed, warm shelter and plenty of water should be provided feeder cattle or calves shipped in, ***** Butter production has declined recently over the corresponding period of a year ago. ***** Clinton oats, the new variety being released at Iowa State College this year, appears to be about as much better than Tama, Boone, Marion and Control as these were better than the older varieties. jg <*gg<gOtf><»<j<£g <2 I kill He* without handling my bird There'* nothing to It with Dr. Soli* bury'i NIC-SAL. Simply spread it on the rooit — tht fumes kill the lies' •nd feather mites which chock laying whtr* there's heavy Infestation, Do It ol often « you disinfect end dilin. feci often with Dr. Sets, bury'i pleasant PARO- SAN. •-. FOR rdwttw Four-County Hatchery Fbonc No. tii FoRtville, Iowa "Me...I'm staying in the Army! THERE ARE PLEHTY OF REASOMS ... AND HERE THEY ARE!" 1 "First, I keep my present grade. C That means a lot. " 2 "By reenlisting for 3 years I can pick my own branch of service in the Air, Ground or Service Forces, and can go to any overseas theater I wish. 3 "I get my mustering-oiit pay, even though I'm reenlisting. Also, I get $50 a year reenlistment bonus for each year I've been in the Army. My dependents receive family allowances for the full term of my enlistment. And I'll be eligible for GI Bill of Rights benefits when I get out of the Army. "My food, clothes, quarters, medicul and dental care are all supplied to mc. And I can learn any of 2Q0 skills or trades in the Army schools. 5 "All of us who are reenlisting are going to have from 30 to 90 days' furlough at home with full pay and our travel paid both ways. And we'll have 30 days' furlough every year with pay. *****************; 4 JANUARY 31,1946 AN IMPORTANT DAT! FOR MIN IN THI ARMY MEN now In Army who roonltst before February 1 will be reen- llstod In present grade. Men honorably discharged can reenlitt within 20 day* after discharge In grade held at time of discharge, provided they reenlitt before February 1, 1946. You may enlltl AT ANY TIME for l!^, 2 or 3 year period*. (One-year enlistment* for men now In the Army with at least 6 months of service.) "Any time after 20 years I can retire at half pay increasing year by year to three-quarters retirement pay after 30 years of service. And the time I've already served in active military or naval service counts toward my retirement time. Added up—reenlistment seems pretty sound to me!" PAY PER MONTH- ENLISTED MEN I* Addition It Food, Lodging, Ck>lhts end Medical faro • (a)—Plus 20% Incronio {or Service Oversea*, (b)—Plu* 50 % If Momber of Flying Crew*, Parachufiit, etc. (c) —Plus 5% Increase in Pay for Each 3 Year* of Service. Storting late Pay Fer Ma«ter Sergeant Mon " 1 or First Sergeant #138.00 Technical Sergeant 114.00 Stuff Sergeant , . 96.00 Sergeant .... 78.00 Corporal .... 66.00 Private First Class , 34.00 Privato .... 50.00 MONTHLY RETIREMENT INCOME AFTER: 20 Tears' 30 Years' Service Service $89.70 74.10 62.40 50.70 42.90 35.10 32.50 #155.25 128.25 108.00 87.75 74.25 60.75 56.25 ******************************** SEE THE JOB THROUGH U. S. ARMY RHNUJT NOW AT YOUR NEAREST O. S. ARMY RECRUITING STATION BE A "GUARDIAN OF VICTORY" AIR. anOUNQ, SCRVIChi FORCES 12 POST OFFICE BLDG. WATERLOO

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