Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 6, 1946 · Page 7
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 7

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 6, 1946
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WEDNESDAY, MAKCH I, 1»M. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE. IOWA, PAGE SEVEN. Corn Yields Are Larger When Lands Are Plowed For the Hersld's Homemskers by Iowa Slate College Home Economists [80 Per Cent Flour May— MAKE A BETTER BREAD Chance your thoughts from white to ecru, add a nutty flavor, add more vitamins—especially thiamine—and you'll have a preview ot the new M per cent flour. No need for buyer panic over the flour change, soys Iown State ColleRe nutritionists. The new flour will not be different enough to make changes lin baking procedures, and the product Twill be just as good, if not better nutritionally. The flour we're used to on today's market is 72-percent flour, meaning [thiil percentage of the weight of the cleaned wheat is made Into white (lour. In the new flour, 80 percent of [the wheat will be used. This means WM. C. BAKKUM CHIROPRACTOR In FostvlMc Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays JOSEPH B. STEELE ATTORNEV-AT-LAW Office Over Abcrncthy's Store Telephone No. 240 DR. H. D. COLE Dentist Office Over Citisens State Bank Dr. F. W. KIESAU, M.D. Dr. M. F. KIESAU, M. D. Office Over Louis Sehutte's Hours—Dally 9 to 12 and 1 to 5 Wed. and Sat.—7 to 8 :30 p. m. in Its natural state it will be richer in vitamins and protein than ordinary white flour in its natural condition. Now if the bread made from the new 80-pcrcent flour is enriched the same as today's bread has been, the new product will be every bit as good for us and perhaps better. Hoarding flour supplies, say the nutritionists, is an unwise practice. It's unwise not only because there's a great need for cereals to meet world shortage, but also because flour is likely to spoil when stored for too long a period in the home. If kept at usual room temperatures, it's likely to become infested with weevils. And the refrigerator's no place for flour because flour takes up moisture. As to the use of the 80-percent flour, there'll be no change in recipes, the nutritionists add. This bread dough with its additional protein—glutenin— need not rise as long as the bread of 72-percent flour. And it will be a stickier dough to work with. The baked loaf will not turn out quite as light. But it will be just as tempting and nutritious. The new flour will be u challenge to the woman proud of her oven products. Cakes, for instance, won't quite reach the standard of light velvet texture she once boasted. But nutritionally, they too will be better products with 80-per cent flour. The new flour program, too, calls for conservation. Save every bit of bread possible. If bread becomes stale heating it to a high temperature will give it the characteristics of fresh bread-providing the bread is still moist. Another way to save bread—eat an extra potato occasionally instead of the second slice of bread. A small potato is equal in food value to a slice of bread, plus the added advantage of some vitamin C. Plows aren't going to take a back seat In Iowa for a few years, judging by the' results of experimental work conducted to date. Although cost of seedbed preparation can be lowered and erosion losses cut when soil is prepared for planting with such Implements as the lister, subsurface tiller and disk rather than with a plow, the yield of corn usually Is lower also. This Is' the conclusion of G. M. Browning, Soil Conservation Service research worker stationed at Iowa State College. He has reported experimental work done at the Agricultural Engineering Experimental Farm near Ames since 1939 and at the Soil Conservation Experimental Farm in Page County since 1942. Soil Condition. Condition of the soil was' found to be an important factor in the results obtained with different tillage tools On well managed,, naturally well- drained soils relatively small differences in yield occurred In 1944 and 1945. Under these conditions corn on plowed ground yielded 76 bushels; listed, 73 bushels; subsurface tilled, 70 bushels; and disked, 69 bushels. Poorly managed or poorly drained soils, on the other hand, showed much wider differences in yield, and throughout the growing season shoWed signs of not getting enough nitrogen and potash. Applications of- fertilizer only partially overcame the deficen- cies. Lister Saves Soil. Biggest argument in favor of switching from the plow is the saving of soil. Heaviest erosion losses occurred on plowed ground and the least on listed fields. Listed fields lost only 14 percent as much soil as those plowed and only half as much as those subsurface tilled. For preparing heavy sods for piant- Damage to Stock of Corn Is Now Facing Farmers Heavy damage from spoilage of high moisture corn is again facing northern Iowa farmers this year, reports C. K. Shedd, grain storage specialist at Iowa State College. Shedd, who is working with the United States Department of Agriculture, says that moisture tests on 34 farms in Hardin and Wright Counties show that little of that corn can get through the warm spring months without damage from spoilage. The corn tested was on farms of men who planned to keep their supply for spring and summer feeding. Of the cribs tested, 21 were in Hardin County and 13 in Wright County. Only one of the cribs contained corn that tested below 20 percent mois ture. Others tested as high as 29 percent. Shedd warned that because of the extreme shortage of available feed unoeusTanDinQ IOUJO CUILDPvCn sionsoMD w TMC torn CHILD WUfBM MStMCN IWTlOn BABY'S RATTLE. A baby, whose second tooth was coming through, bit hard upon a very harmless looking rattle. She caught her first tooth on the edge where the two halves were glued together and pulled until the rattle came apart. The small inside rattlers fell all around ... ,„„ „„„,,,,» her and she was putting these into her g u a "£ ?V ear( LI mouth when her mother came into the should be done to handle high moisture corn so that it has a chance of drying out when warm weather comes. The farmer, he says, should take immediate steps to have corn samples tested to determine the condition of his crop. Only that corn which tests under 20 percent can be considered safe, if we have normal spring weather. Corn that tests 20 to 25 percent is in danger of spoilage unless there is extremely favorable drying weather in March, while corn above 25 percent is almost certain to spoil regardless of March weather conditions. Moving the corn, Shedd says, is one ot the most profitable steps that can be taken. Moving the corn from one crib to another will loosen the corn and permit better air circulation. That job should be done now. As the corn is moved, all loose husks, silks and shelled corn should be removed. A good deal of the shelled corn and chaff can be sorted out by in. the plow was the^nly ^^{^^^ST^ scoop rauneT^n found to be completely satisfactory, i "^"^ * The other tools all required too much time and labor to get the ground In shape for planting. From the standpoint of time and powe r required to get other than heavy sods In shape, listing was the most economical; subsurface tillage next, followed by disking; and plowing was the least economical. MEDIUM SIZED HOG WILL BE BEST TYPE TO RAISE Future "king" of Iowa swine will be the "intermediate" type hog. In the opinion of E. L. Quaife, Iowa State College swine specialist, the type need not be too much different from the kind of hog farmers have been raising for the past few years. This intermediate hog is the one farmers need, packers want and the homemaker will demand. It's a good- doing type of animal that should be well enough finished at a weight from 200 to 230 pounds to top the market. At that weight the hog should measure about 42 inches from ears to tail. He'll Dr. C. M. Morgan VETERINARIAN Office Opposite Post Office Telephone No. 146-J LOUIS SCHUTTE WILLARD SCHUTTE Funeral Directors and Embalmers Cut Flowers For All Occasions PLAN A WINDOW GARDEN FOR FLOWERS IN SPRING BURLING & PALAS ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Office Over PostvlUe State Bank | J. W. MYERS, M.D. Office Over Luhman A Sanders Telephones: Office 1U-W Residence 1U-X Dr. R. F. Schneider VETERINARIAN Phone No. liq. PostvlUe, Iowa Day and Night Calls Answered I Office In The Iris Theatre Building it I Monona and Poatville Rendering Service We Par Wp To— $2.50 For Hone*, and Cow* Permit 45 For Prompt Service Telephone POSTVILLE LOOKER' SERVICE Telephone JNo. W ' Almost any house lends itself well to window boxes—brimming with flowers in the summer, bristling with evergreen branches in the winter, Make your window boxes now, says L. C. Grove, extension horticulturist at Iowa State College. Then they'll be ready for early planting in the spring, Measure windows carefully before beginning work on your boxes, box three feet six inches long will fit an average single window. Make the box eight inches high and about ten inches wide. Drill '/6-inch holes, six inches apart, in the bottom. Brackets to support the box can be cut to fit around the window sill. Cypress is long-lasting, inexpensive wood, though other woods free from knotholes will prove satisfactory, Paint the boxes to match the house—or to contrast if can be done without giving a "spotty' effect. Before mounting the boxes and filling them with dirt, place pieces of broken pottery over the bottom holes, The porous pottery allqws drainage, but keeps dirt from seeping through When choosing flowers for your box> cs, remember the background color of your house. Generally, boxes should overflow with contrasting colors. Per haps the finest of all window box flow ers are petunias, because they blossom nil season and provide variety in color and form. The balcony type petunias, which produce trailing, vinelike stems, make graceful festoons. Tall nasturtiums are hardy, colorful window box subjects, too, as are mignonette, 10-weeks' stocks and dwarf snapdragons, But use your own ingenuity when choosing flowers for your window garden, for you'll And that your boxes will make a happy home for almost any — J - 'catalog, If In your spring sewing campaign; your machine starts puckering the seams, check the tensions or check the needle. Either may be at fault. One or both tensions may be too tight or, the needle may be dull, Both dlffieul U«s<aj*'easily remediedrV^l; X : ~.*m with a grain scoop. If elevators are used, they should include screens so the loose material can fall out. If possible, an air blast should be directed on the moving grain to blow out the husks and silks. All soft or moldy ears should be sorted out as the corn is moved. And the corn should bo placed in a crib that has permanent or temporary ventilation installed. Because of the immediate need for corn now, Shedd says any farmer who will not need his crop for his own feeding probably should consider selling that which Is too high in moisture to keep. Dealers can handle this corn now during cold weather. room. This baby had a drawer full of charming baby toys which mother's friends had given her. A surprising number of these were unsuitable. • There was a pink man whose legs and arms consisted of flat, sharp edged discs strung together loosely so they would rattle. He was a cunning man and rattled entertainingly. But the baby could not play with him because she bit hard on those discs and cut her gums. She had another similar toy with arms and legs made of oblong beads instead of discs. These smooth beads were less dangerous for biting. But after a few good tugs with her stout little fist,, the string broke and the beads could be swallowed at leisure. This baby also had a nice large cuddly bunny, ideal in size for small arms to hold. But the belt on the bunny's cute dress was fastened with two tiny pearl buttons. Now any active seven months old child will work at buttons until they either bite or twist them off. Then into the mouth go the buttons. A baby at six or seven months has surprising strength. And after two teeth come through the child can chew up toys that are not well made. In these days when good materials are scarce, extra care in selection of a baby's toys is important. Look for durability and smooth surfaces. Remove all small parts which can be pulled loose and swallowed. the gas cocks as a way to cure him of the habit? Sounds wacky, doesn't it? Bob's mother did this very thing and It worked. She satisfied the young investigator's curiosity by calling him to turn on the gas for her. She even called him from his play to help her. She always called him pleasantly and called so many times that he soon lost all interest in turning on the gas. She had no further trouble. Now why did she not settle Bob with a good spanking and have it over with? This is a dangerous business, playing with the gas stove. Would not a quick solution of the problem be better than this long drawn out procedure? Would it not place less strain on both Bob' and his mother? A quick solution by punishment is better than continuous nagging. But it seldom is better than good teaching. Bob is wide awake and wants to learn. Unless the danger is too great, it seems too bad to repress his interest in finding out about the world around him. Bob can achieve his best learning under his mother's protection. It is unfortunate if she is too busy to supervise his experiments. Bob does not learn much that is constructive through punishment. He does learn one thing, however, through punishment. It is that a live interest in learning does not pay. This, too, is unfortunate. Herald Want Ads bring results! THE OLD GAS STOVE WORRY. What would you do if your child were fascinated by the gas stove? Would you encourage him to turn on SALSBURY SAL 'A BABY CHICK HOLDS 'ICH REGARD 7RWED WATER, LOOK AT ALL THE BEHEflTS THIS HEW MEVICIHE HAS BROUGHT HER' DR SALSBURVS REN-O-SAL promote) taster growth and provides protection against cecal coccidiosis In tablet form, it's eaiy to use in any dunking water fountain, even metal Dr. Salsbury's REN-O-SAL Stimulates Growth Four-County Hatchery Phone No. 23* PostvlUe. Iowa APPEARANCE DIFFERENT IN GOOD, POOR CHICKS I While a farmer must depend upon his hatchery to give him chicks with good breeding background, he can check the health and vigor of the purchase himself. Robert Penquite, Iowa State College I u * _ . ,„ • v. -J J ,., poultryman, says alertness, inquisitive- be from 11 to 12 inches and 14 1 a „ ^ Q£ I to 15 inches deep back of shoulders. | ncBUh in V hicks . Chlck * that a re | drowsy and inactive should be guarded against. Proper development is important, too, Penquite says. A strong vigorous chick in good condition has a firm body, a fairly short, broad, deep head and alert, prominent and beady eyes. The back of this kind of a chick will be fairly long, broad and well developed. And the shanks and feet will be large, well proportioned and smooth in texture. All good chicks have big feet. Penquite says to be on the lookout for chicks with pasty vents and sticky down, which indicates poor condition. The down of a well-hatched chick is clean and fluffy. Weak chicks are soft, with a poorly Farmers who have had experience raising this type of hog like the big litters and the way the intermediate sow or gilt can take care of her pigs. In the fecdlot, the pigs put on fast gains, combining growth with finish. They do a better job than either the short, chubby type or the extra big hogs raised after the last war. For the packer, the payoff comes in the coolers where the carcasses from the intermediate type are the kind they can handle. There isn't too much fat to be trimmed for the lard vat. Because of the expected lower demand for lard, packers want to avoid a surplus. These carcasses also make top cuts of pork, and that's important to' the SPECIAL RATION HAS ADVANTAGES The advantages of a special ration for sows and pigs are threefold: 1. It increases the sow's milk. 2. By supplementing the sow's milk it assures the maximum rate of growth and gain in the nursing pigs. 3. It enables the sows to maintain their weight. BIG GAIN PIG AND SOW RATION is especially made to abundantly provide the many proteins, vitamins, minerals and energy foods so essential to the vigorous health and gain of both sows and pigs. For best results with sows and pigs ASK FOR BIG GAIN PIG AND SOW RATION CHAS. TATRO, Castalia VERN HUPFER, Gunder Store, PostvlUe L. F. PUTNAM, PostvlUe farmer who wants to see pork keep its proporUoned body and a weak, thin place in the retail meat trade, Quaife points- out the further development of this intermediate hog will require the cooperation of farmers,- packers and purebred breeders. ELECTRIC CLOCK SHOWS WHEN CURRENT IS OFF I am i imperfectly healed navels, and narrow head. The back will be short, the shanks shrunken and transparent; and the chick will show improper bone development. The farmer should watch, too, for deformities such as crooked legs and toes, crooked beaks, deformed backs JINXED BY "D." Clocks are usuall thought of as "time-tellers." But the electric clock has become instead a "tattle-teller." The Reinbeck high school basketball Its bright red dot shows forth every team, better known as the "Reinbeck time the electric current has been act- R am s," have had a very successful ing up. season. However, it seems that teams When the small red disk appears on f rom towns beginning with the letter the face of the clock, it's an immediate "D"—Dike, Dinsdale and Dysart, have indication that the current is off. And proven to be their downfall. All three for the family depending on electricity teams have defeated the Rams in to keep food frozen,'to heat the brood- basketball games, er house, to cool milk, to water stock, it's a timely warning. If the lights are not on when the current fails, there's usually no other immediate way of checking on the current. With its constant vigil over the | electricity thq electric clock has justified its' place in the farm and city I home. It's a good buy, according to | Iowa State College home economists. NEATNESS--A Good Habit Neatness is not a gift—it's a habit. And, a good one to acquire for the care of apparel. Use our dry cleaning service regularly. Our Prices—Cleaned, Pressed, Delivered Men's Suits 80c Ladies' Suits 80c Men's Hats 60c Ladies' Dresses (Plain) .80c Waterloo Laundry Co. M. C. ALSIN, PostvlUe, Iowa" Local Phone No. 5-J seeds In the Today's Best Buy—Herald Want Ad Dance WHITE SPRINGS BALLROOM v McGregor, Iowa Sat., March 9 RAY ALTO and his Cowboy Serenaders A good time for everybody! We outer |o. weddlnf and shower dances; also private partes. [ Ann • ii t.t . v\ C»U •» w«e v Allamakee Rendering Worka| Call 555 Po.tville ALL DEAD ANIMALS LARGE OB SMALL We Pay Cash and Meet FREE DANCE WHITE SPRINGS BALLROOM McGregor, Iowa WEDNESDAY, MAR. 13 Be sure to attend this big FREE farewell dance given by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wood, former owners of White Springs Ballroom, in appreciation of your patronage. ' Music By ——'• • MISSISSIPPI NIGHT-HAWKS EVERYBODY WELCOME Be Sure To Attend This Big Dance! — MR. AND MRS EARL WOOD,

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