Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 23, 1946 · Page 7
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 7

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 23, 1946
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EDNE8DAY,:. JANUARY 23, 1M6. THE POSTVILLE HERALD. POSTVILLE, IOWA. PAGE SEVEN. •r the Herald's Homemakcrs by Iowa State College Home Economists ck From The War— "WHITE GOODS" •If*: Now Is Time To. Check Farm Fruit Resources Iown's fruit production zoomed downward to n new low last year, sped by freezes and perhaps by neglect as farmers gave full time to other food production projects. Many of the state's commercial orchards have been badly depleted. And many a home orchard has vanished or been cut down to the point where it isn't doing a very good fob of supplying family needs. Time to start "on the road back" is at hand. And H. E. Nichols, horticulturist at Iowa State College, says this winter is a good time to take stock of what fruit resources the farm has, and what might be done to replenish them, Apples, plums, cherries, strawberries, currants, gooseberries—what do you have and what do you need? Peaches shouldn't be planted in northern Iowa, but the southern Iowan might like to try one or more trees. Perhaps there'll be an occasional crop. If the question of how much to plant puzzles you, here's about the number of plants needed for an aver- ago farm family: Strawberries, 100 plants; red raspberries, SO plants; black raspberries, SO plants; grapes, 10 vines; currants', 6 vines; gooseberries, 6 bushes; peaches, 6 trees; cherries, 3 trees; plums, 5 or 8 trees; pears, 2 trees; and apples, S to 10 trees. Of course, you'll wont to do your planning, too, on the basis of what fruit your family likes, how many members in the family, and so on. But, since nursery stock is short, it would be well to decide right away just what fruits you want to plant this spring and get your order in early. HARD LUCK. Two quite young citizens of Belmond, Donald McCann and Dickie Parsons, each had a dime to spend and each wanted Hershey bars. They shopped both sides of Main street without luck; finally hitch-hiked to Clarion; shopped the stores there without result; returned home to find that a Belmond merchant had brought out a box of the hard-to-get candy bars and was sold out. BIO WOLF. Tom Neuhardt and Harry Mudden of near Creston bagged a wolf while on a hunting expedition recently. Tipping the beam at 48 pounds, the wolf is thought to have been the title-holder for size in that vicinity. Furnace Fire Damage ] Highest In February | February is the peak month for damage caused by fires from heating systems. Now, while we are approaching that peak, something should be done to change the course of things, says Harold Bcaty, Iowa State College agricultural engineer. Every day in the United States, 16 people are burned to death in dwelling fires alone. Every other minute, a home burns in this country. More than 75 percent of the dwelling fires arc caused by defective flues and heating systems and from sparks alighting on shingle roofs. Bcaty points out that by taking a few precautions, this appalling fire toll can be cut. There Is always the necessary warning about using gasoline or kerosene for starting fires. Persons who use this method of getting a stubborn fire to burn are asking for trouble. To start a fire safely, take on old piece of asbestos and wad it up. Wrap the asbestos pad with one end of a long wire and let the pad soak in the kerosene. Put the asbestos in the stove, and heap the fuel around it so the fuel will ignite when the asbestos pad is touched ofT. The pad can be used over and over. Corn cobs soaked in kerosene also arc good fire-starters. Don't be in a hurry to get a house warm and push the stove until it gets red hot. Inflammable material around the stove may catch fire. Push glowing coals to the side of the stove or furnace and put the fresh fuel next to the coals rather than on top. This docs away with a lot of fuel going up in smoke, creating an undue amount of soot and making another fire hazard from soot fires in flues. SPRING HAS SPRUNG. The annual crop of "firsts" for 1946 has already appeared. Lloyd Laughton, living north of Le Mars, claims the first robin, having observed one in Plymouth county on January 2. A three-foot bullsnakc added its promise of an early spring by confronting Mrs. Louis Gicbrich of Burlington while hunting rabbits near there. A snapping turtle left its snug bed of mud near the same city and mingled with the pickets at the J. I. Case Company. The "snapper" failed .to inform the reporter whether it had come out to picket or "scab." Homemade electric fences may be death traps. Precious sheets and pillowcases again are returning gradually to store shelves. Before you replenish your "White Goods" suuply, learn to select with care and intelligence. '<;;ifRomembcr when you used to set aside n day in January for replenishing your linen supply? "White sales" lured ,you to town, where you found supplies of bcdclothing. towels nnd tablet -linen in many qualities and un- bouhdlng quantity. • ••• Thxwe days are not gone forever, but^they haven't returned this first peacetime January in four years. So /: Nota »Workman, home furnishing spec- lalist .'.Iown State College, advises prac- "iiclnjcare in the selection 6f "white goods'' for your household. 1 There will be gradually increasing supplies of much-needed sheets and pillowcases, though quantities may ,not WM. C. BAKKUM ' >\ CHIROPRACTOR In Postvlllc Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays JOSEPH B. STEELE] * \,ATTORNE Y-AT-L AW Office Over Abcrnethy's Store Telephone No. 240 DR. H. D. COLE Dentist Office Over Citizens State Bank F. W. KIESAU, M.D. i§r|M. F. KIESAU, M. D. iMfoffice Over Louis Schuttc's [P»Brs—Daily 9 to 12 and 1 to 5 Ijjfjfed. and Sat.—7 to 8:30 p. m. S5T C. M. Morgan Jill VETERINARIAN •&kpBice Opposite Post Office 'Wj Telephone No. I46-J . tOUIS SCHUTTE W1LLARD SCHUTTE ; y|pMieral Dlrcotors and Embalmcrs '^'"ii Flowers For All Occasions JRLING & PALAS i ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Ice Over Postville State Bank fill homcmakcrs' combined needs. And many sheets and pillowcases will bring to the peacetime market an improvement gained during the war years—a system of price control that required the manufacturer tojabel them with type and size and whether they arc of first quality, a second or sub-standard. Learn Type. In order to buy your bed linen so it will last the longest, look and launder best, inform yourself of the meaning of "type" and "quality." Type Is determined by the number of threads that can be counted in any square inch of the fabric: that is, the total of yarns in both directions, warp and filling threads. In general, the higher the total the finer the quality of sheet. Type also Is determined by: the weight; the tensile strength or breaking strength in pounds per inch, both crosswise and lengthwise: the width of hems, the number of stitches per inch in hems; and the amount of sizing, or starches which have been added to give a temporary "quality" or salability to the sheet. On all these items the sheet, says OPA. must meet requirements or be marked a "second." When sheets made under these wartime • labelling restrictions have cleared the market, certain manufacturers may continue to maintain improved labels. Others may slip back to their old labels: "the best sheet ever made" and other meaningless phrases. Real Quality. But you may have become more conscious of real quality. Yon may, when buying sheets or pillowcases, hold the fabric up to the light to determine the balance, whether the numbers of wrap and filling threads are about the same. Better, insist on knowing the thread count, particularly when it comes to comparing sheets for price and quality. Muslin sheets, satis factory for everyday use, were found by the Bureau of Home Economics to have a finished thread count from about 70 to 80 in the warp and from 61 to 70 in the filling. When considering weight, remember that loosely woven sheets are less wearable and wrinkle easily. On the other hand, heavy sheets are harder to handle in laundering. Those weighing between 4 and 4V4 ounces per square yard make up a medium-weight group, Other features to remember: A sheet or pillowcase that is "torn" from the bolt is on the square and will keep its shape w'ell; those that shed a powdery substance when rubbed be^ tween the fingers are heavily sized and inferior. • Selvages should be firm but not so heavy that they will split from the 'sheeting.* Last, wearability may be somewhat sacrificed to beauty, for the finest percales cannot be expected to wear as well as a good quality, sturdy muslin. |V. MYERS, M.D. Ice Over Luhman & Sanders Telephones: ee 188-W Residence 188-X MUST STILL SAVE PAPER, TIN, GLASS CONTAINERS p. R. F. Schneider VETERINARIAN |ne No.170 Postville, Iowa and Night Calls Answered In The Iris Theatre Building mona and Postville tendering Service We Pay Up To— $2.50 For Horses and Cows Permit 48 Prompt Service Telephone BTVILLE LOCKER SERVICE Telephone No. 288 ^nona Farmer* Phonr No, I0S The good old days haven't come back yet—at least where the production of food containers are concerned, So the wartime plea to save paper and return milk bottles promptly still holds., The shortages in materials for packaging all types of. food will be with us through 1046. Wrapping paper, paperboard con tainers, tin cans and glass containers will continue short until the production of pulpwood, tin from Malaya, and glass increases. . Allamakee Rendering Works Call 555 Postville ALL DEAD ANIMALS LARGE OR SMALL We Pay Cash and Meet All Competition WE WILL PAY FOR THE CALL! Having decided to quit farming, we will sell at Public Auction on the Gass farm, located one-half mile south of Postville on good graveled road, on WEDNESDAY. JANU'RY 30 Sale to start at 10:00 o'clock a. m. There will be a lunch stand on the grounds 44 Head Purebred Holsteins WITH 20 YEARS OF SOUND BREEDING 21 head of fine Milch Cows; 10 Heifers, 10 to 18 months old; 11 Heifer Calves. In 1926 1 started my herd from such well known breeders as F. S. Miller of Waterloo, Schurtz Bros. Moonlit Dale Farms of Bridgewater, Wis., H. Wilkening of Readlyn, Lantow & Wilkening of Sumner, Handy & Doscher of Postville. The cows I bought out of these people's herds formed the foundation bloodline of my cows and heifers I am now offering at this sale. MY GREAT HERD SIRE, Ashleigh Frilly Tritomia 831378, from Ashley Bros., LaPorte City, Iowa, will also be offered for sale at this time. If you wish to start a new herd or improve your bloodline, you won't go wrong by including a few of these fine Holsteins in your foundation. HAY, STRAW, OATS AND ENSILAGE About 250 bu. Oats; About 50 tons of Mixed Loose Clover and Timothy Hay in barn; About 200 bales Mixed Clover and Timothy Hay; About 200 bales Straw; 40 tons Ensilage. FULL LINE OF FARM MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT Twin City M. M. Tractor equipment with 2-row Corn Plow; International 3 14-in. Tractor Plow with extra set of new plow lays; 8-ft. McCormick-Deering Tandem Disc; 8-ft. McCormick Grain Binder; John Deere Corn Binder; 2 McCormick Mowers; McCormick Ensilage Cutter with 45-ft. pipe and extra set knives; McCormick Corn Planter with soy bean and fertilizer attachment; McCormick Spring Tooth Harrow; 4-Sec. Drag with horse and extra tractor drawbars; LaCrosse Grain Drill; John Deere Side Rake; John Deere Hay Loader; 2 John Deere Manure Spreaders; John Deere No. 10 Corn Picker; 2 John Deere 1-row Corn Plows; 2 Wide Tire Wagons; 2 Wagon Boxes; Dump Rake; 2 Hay Racks; 2-Bottom Gang Plow; 16-in. Walking Plow; Victor Fanning Mill; Stover No. 40 Feed Grinder with ear corn crusher; Platform Scales; Rite-Way Two Double Units Milking Machine with pipeline for 30 cows; Jenney Shredder; 2-Wheel Trailer with stock rack; Bobsled; 2 Scoop Boards; Set of Heavy Harness; Single Harness; 6 Horse Collars; Rotary Pump; Potato Plow; Steel Self Hog Feeder; 2 Pump Jacks; Hog Feed Cooker; No. 19 DeLaval Cream Separator with Electric Motor; Several Rubber and Canvas Belts; Wood Sawing Machine; Hog Rack; Wood Rack; Large Block and Tackle; Buggy; Hog Troughs; 10-gal. and 5-gal. Milk Cans; MilkPaili; Work Bench; Scoops; Forks; Tools and many other articles too numerous to mention. Most of the foregoing machines are nearly new or are in A No. 1 operating condition and have been well cared for. TERMS—Usual sale terms apply. Make arrangements with clerk before sale for credit. ED. GASS & L KLEIN EATON WATERS, Auctioneer POSTVILLE STATE BANK, Clerk

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