Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 24, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 24, 1946
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I Marginal iNoteS' 13u Bill As the death "knoll is beini; tolled in Washington for the or .V another of the ii\otiu;ititios wrought by this agency's maneuverinss was brouitht to our attention last week when we read our newspapers from neighboring towns. At West V'nion. Fayette and Tripoli the fanners' ere., neries have discontinued making bi.tter. except enough to supply their local trade The OPA price eeiliiti; on the butter is too low eompared with the price of sweet eream. so the creiitv. is bemi; sold to d:sta:tt points where •! is made up into 50' eream and froren for shipment east and west By purchasing the cream instead of butter, hotels and restaurants are then able to have the cream churned into butter without violating OIW ceilings. Fleet Fricden. buttermaker of West Union, figures the sale of cream will net his concern and its patrons from six to ten cents per pound more than if it were churned in their creamery Iowa farmers have a direct threat there to their investment in the creameries they own— iiitd the users of butter may have to resort to substitutes. Our attention has been called to a local woman who for more than two and one-half years sotntht four-leaf clovers and sent them to the boys ser\ tits: in the armed forces overseas Notwithstanding the jests of her neighbors about crawling around in their back yards, this lady found and sent several hundred of the supposedly charmed legume sprigs. It is reported to us that the four-leaf clovers have crossed two oceans, the Atlantic to Africa. Sicily. Italy. England. France and Germany, .mrf to the South Pacific islands, including Hawaii, the Philippines and Japan. And now that rrn st of our boys are home, they tell this woman they still have the four- leaf clovers she sent, laid carefully ..way betwtett t:.-s. .es of paper in their billfold?—and were they lucky : NESTING BIRDS OF IOWA GOOD FARM BUSINESS TO CONSERVE SCARCE GRAIN Conserving scarce itrnln and balancing livestock enterprises with the expected feed supply is simply good fnrm business. And that should be reason enough for the program, agricultural economists and livestock specialists at Iowa State College said Any time a fanner feeds expensive firnfn to inefficient animals he stands a good chance of losing money. And regardless of price relationships, production efficiency is the key to profits. The present feed shortage should not be the only reason for close cull- ! nig on wueworms. ing of the laying flock. In any year, I other miscellaneous insect pests COMMISSION CAMS OROUND SQUIRREL CROP MENACE both the re­ in in the The ground squirrels striped and gray species, art sponsible for most of the seed corn damage attributed to pheasants Iowa, and their control early season is urged by the Commission. Because of the fact that pheasants are easily seen and the squirrels are not. when damage occurs most often the pheasant is given the blame, whereas examination of the stomachs of both reveals that the rodents are the seed corn eaters and the pheasants are din- cntwiirms. and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD By Ellis Hicks. Iowa State College Wildlife Specialist. The red-winged blackbird, a relative of the meadow-lark and oriole, known as the red-wing, arrives in Iowa in March. It frequents any area where vegetation is combined with water. This habitat can even be a small ditch supporting a few reeds and rushes. It is a simple matter to identify the male. Its entire plumage is a glossy black except the front of the wing which is bright scarlet with a broad margin of gold behind. The female is marked differently, with the top of her head, back of her neck. back, wings and tail a brownish black, heavily streaked with buff. Chin and throat are buff-white while the breast, sides and belly are streaked with black and buff-white. During the courting season the male becomes quite an actor and stages an interesting show by bowing, swaying, extending wings, puffing feathers and acting like a clown. Its ncsf is constructed in marshes and sloughs usually. It is suspended among cattails, rushes and reeds, but may be built in low branches of willows or shrubs in lowlands and adjoining marshy areas. The eggs number from three to six and are bluish white with dots and irregular markings of purplish black. Animal food comprises about one- fourth of the bird's diet. Beetles, weevils, grasshoppers and caterpillars are the chief insect forms taken as food. Vegetable matter, making up the rest of the diet, consists of weed seeds, ragweed, barnyard grass, smart- weed, and—to a lesser extent—corn, oats and wheat. In Iowa, the beneficial eating habits of the red-wing outweigh the damage it does to domestic crops. Old Doc Ank'.am used to say: Tlie best place to tind a helpin' hand is at the end of your own arm. The college yell of the school o( experience is silence. A diplomat is a guy who can say the nastiest things in the nicest way. If you're goin' to uplift anything, you'd better get under it. Vern: Zieman of Monona was a Herald caller Saturday afternoon to have us push the date on his address label | The school board in Lenox. Taylor into the 1346 class. Conversation final- i county are in a pickle. In order to Iv drifted to the weather, as it so j procure a superintendent of schools i iter. does. ...'-.d Verni. who is .-ome- Pu Irtish Complete Lists Of Rural School Directors The most effective ground squirrel control method is poisoning. Poisoned wheat or corn should, early In the season, he dropped into the ground squirrel holes bordering cultivated fields. It is important that the poison kernels are well down in the ground on the most pork with the ; so that valuable seed-eating birds are not endangered. Another popular method of control of ground squirrels is by shooting with 22 caliber rilles. While less effective for the most part than poisoning, shooting has certain appeal, particularly the city marksmen. Anyone shooting ground squirrels on land other than their own must first secure permission from the owner. no matter what the feed supply, non- laying hens aren't paying for their keep and should go on the market. A fanner feeds a laying llock for one reason—to get eggs. The same thing is true in feeding hogs. The purpose in hog feeding to put lowest feed cost. Good hog fanners al ways make use of legume pasture to save on costs of grain and supplements. Pasture gains are cheaper gains. They mean more profit at the end of the year. Conserving scarce grains is an added advantage this year. Overfeeding of low producing dairy cows is another poor practice. Experienced dairy farmers found out a long time ago that the guide to grain feeding is the milk scales. Cows producing less than two gallons of milk a day can get along on good pasture or a good legume roughage. The grain saved can go to increase the milk ilow from the top producers. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, io«. ORCHIDS. Dr. Margaret Spcnco Bales, Marengo received 15 orchids by air mail [ ro „j Columbia, South America, recently The donor was n young man who Is j native of Columbih and who Is u friend of Mrs. Bates' son, Edwin. The orchidj were received in excellent condition Each stem was inserted in a test tube of water, with n rttbber washer fating closely around the stem. PLOWING DEMONSTRATIONS ATTRACT 130 FARMERS •.hir.g of a statistician when it chmes ' -. i keei 'ing weather records, mfoimea : us that a fire was needed in every : m* of the past year to take the chill off bonus and stores. "That's Iowa ; for you.'' he explained. "It's a great 1 state, but something ought to be done j about us getting at least six months of good summer weather." Since we're ; indoors twelve months of the year per- j forming our duties, we aren't com- | plaining, but for fellows like Verni. ' we hope something can be done along the line he suggests. H. Ward Barnes who manages the campaign for the renomination of Governor Bob Blue and who lives over in our man Smith's home town, Eagle Grove, is the sort of fellow who has a lot of fun not only at his present job. but also running his newspaper, the Eagle Grove Eagle. Right now he is jibing the guy who pours the coffee stuff into the "newspaper all Iowa depends upon.'' It seems the caffeine addict last week imbibed too freely of his potion and got all confused on several important details of the present political campaign in which he is plugging for Blue's opponent, whom Barnes refers to as "The General." The Des Moines writer asks 300,000 Republicans to vote on June 5 when in reality the primaries are June 3; he puts Blue's place of residence in the wrong congressional district and he also credited quotations to the wrong man. Barnes thinks the writer for the paper should clear his copy through the Blue headquarters to avoid such embarrassing errors, and he might have added something about that "depends upon" stuff—but he didn't. By the way, Barnes points out the most recent poll taken by the D. M. Register gives Blue 55 r 'r and "the General'' Wr, with 26 c 'r undecided. j to cover up completely Below we publish the complete lists ! ;)s , m ca - cct j V c means of school directors in nearby town- ' ships: Post Township: Empire—J. J. Martens, president W. C. Lammert. Harvey Buddenberg. Evergreen—Otto Roffman. president George Brainard. Arbe Behrens. .. . . . .. , , i u- . \ i Highland — I-eo Dreior. president thev had to tind a place for him to live. ,,. _ . , „ ., : Wm. Beisker. Otto Hughes. No houses being found for rent they j bought one and put up their own \ money for it Now the voters refuse to approve a StiOOO bond issue to reimburse the board. The question has ; been submitted twice and twice de- j feated. • • • - • "It must have been a shock to the Socialists to be told by the United States Supreme Court that business enterprises run by states and municipalities are subject to the same Federal tax laws as private enterprises." says one of our exchanges. One learned person who is smarted, than this writer tells us that even the Postville waterworks and its adjunct, the water softenini' plant, as well as our community hospital, fall in this category. Socialistic in scope in that they compete in business enterprises that might well be conducted by private individuals, this new court ruling may bring about a number of changes. There is no reason why Federal business competition with private citizens should not also be taxed. It is estimated that at least 20'; of every business dollar now goes for taxation. "BABY SHOWER." The young people of the Storm Lake Church of Christ held a "baby shower" at the home of their pastor, Herman Kooy. The shower was in honor of the 10 Labrador Retriever pups recently arrived at the Kooy home. The tiny pups received dog food and other gifts appealing only to canine infants. "Tar," the mother, and all pups "are getting along nicely." Lybrand—Robert I.. Meyer, president. Clarence Peake. Keith Smith. Mincrt—Arbie Heckman. president. George Clock. Ralph W. Green. Myron — Clinton Smith, president. Albert Winter. Sidney Livingood. South Grove—Fred H. Thoma, president. Eldo Sander. Harry Davis. West Grove — Louis Benjegerdes. president. Walter Bugenhagen. George Bowles. Woodland—Arnold Klemme. president. Elmer Brockmeyer and Ervin Haltmeyer. Ludlow Township: No. 1 —Ed. Hermeier. No. 2 —Kenneth O'Brien. No. 3 —Martin Meyer. No. 4— Ed. Klepper. No. 5 —Reuben Hansmeier, pres. No. 6 —Dewey Miller. No. 7 —Fred Hermeier. No. 8 —Ranee Dundee. No. 0— Alvin Walby. Franklin Township: No. 3 —A. K. Berg, president. No. 4 —Wayne C. Chamberlain. No. 5 —Leonard Steele. No. 6 —Vern Haberichter. No. 7 —Kenneth Koth. No. 8— Mrs. John O'Hare. No. 9— William Smith. No. 10 —Lloyd Bacon. No. 11— Fred Schlitter. Approximately 130 farmers witnessed clean plowing demonstrations for corn borer control in Clayton county last Friday. Grover H. Hahn. extension director, announced. The demonstrations were held on the farms of Ole E. Olson near Guilder, and Eldo Kaiser near Garnaviilo Showing first the proper plow and coulter adjustment. Dale O. Hull. Agricultural Engineer from Iowa State College, demonstrated the corree' way all corn stalks of corn borer control. Three farmers took part in the demonstration on the Olson and Kaiser farm, by bringing their tractors to the field for adjustment and plowing. It was brought out that the corn borer is probably here to stay, and that in the future it will requite the cooperation of every farmer to control this new pest. BRINGS EM IN ALIVE. Roy Conaway. government wolf trapper of Corydon. recently took a young female wolf, which he had captured in a trap, to show the residents of Corydon. As a precautionary measure. Conaway had wired the animal 's jaws shut. DON'T DIG Dandelions out of your lawn. — USE — Weedone Easier and Better! Postville Feed Mill Phone 241 DANCE Sponsored By Postville Lodge, I. 0. O. F. MEMORIAL HALL—POSTVILLE Saturday, April 27 SKIPPER BERG AND HIS BOYS Just So You Can Have A Good Time MISSISSIPPI OPENS FOR PIKE FISHING MAY 1ST Fishermen along the border waters of the state, including the Big Sioux. Missouri and Mississippi rivers, will open the wall-eyed pike season May 1. fifteen days ahead of the inland fishermen. Pike fishing on the inland streams opens May 15. Commercial fishermen along the Mississippi in many sections report an extraordinary number of pike in the spring run this year. In some sections walleyes, which be returned to the water uninjured by the commercial fishermen, became such a nuisance that the professionals found it impossible to operate profitably. RUPTURED? Well known truss expert to demonstrate marvelous new Howard truss. No leg straps to gauld. no knobs to enlarge opening. Has flat spouse rubber pads designed to hold like pair of hands. It's sanitary. Can be washed. Do you wear a truss that doesn 't hold you and is letting you gradually gel worse.' Protect your health. If you can't be helped you will be told so frankly. CAUTION If neglected, rupture may cause pains or nervousness. Please come early. Wives invited. Call for evening appointment. Has brought correction and new comfort to thousands. No obligation. No treatment. C. 1). SMITH REPRESENTATIVE GEO. L. COOK WILL HE AT WAUKON WEDNESDAY. MAY 1st ALLAMAKEE HOTEL Clip This Atl. HOURS 2 P. M. — 7 P. M. The need for victory gardens this year is to gain victor}' over want for people abroad as well as at home. Among the marriage licenses issued last week at Waukon were the following to people known in this community: Leslie E. Allen, 24, and Ruth Marie Myren, both of the Frankyille community; Horace Gordanier, 57, and Sarah Stinson, 49. both of Postville: Kenneth W. Brandt, 23, and Elizabeth Ann Byrnes, 23, both of Waukon. •here's how our business went in 1945 T RAFFIC continued heavy. Though freight vol. tunes declined somewhat, increased military movements made passenger revenues the lii'diest in the history of the Railroad. (Jross eariiiii"* reached a new high. Net income was lower than m 1911 due to increased operating costs and amortization of defense facilities. Tlie Milwaukee Road is a local industry. It owns property, pays taxes, meets payrolls, purchases materials and supplies in your community aud state. Its employes are your neighbors; its taxes help support your schools. How tho Road earned its income, and how it spent its earnings last illustrated below on a per dollar basts. year H We had a little business to transact up at the Postville municipal dump last Thursday afternoon, and found that place ably supervised by George Washington Bursell, who takes no little pride in keeping the premises there shipshape and neatly appointed. Having with us a load of empty bottles (catsup, etc.). and tin cans (that had contained evaporated milk "our" baby consumed while he lived with us last fall). George politely directed the en- lire proceedings of unloading the unwanted items painstakingly and so they would be exactly in the right places, so as not to mar the scenic splendors of the countryside. "I had to get a little tough with some of the folks coming up here with rubbish and who had the mistaken idea that we were conducting just an ordinary, everyday run-of-the-mill dumping grounds," he confided. "Bill, will you "tell the folks I'm trying to run a respectable place up here and if they will cooperate we can keep this looking like a showplace at all times." George has had a neatly painted sign placed in a conspicuous place to direct dumping so it will not get onto private property. The town has provided lor a $5.00 fine to be imposed on violators to regulations and as George puts it, "They can save this Ave bucks if they'll see me about where to dump their stuff." CURRENT COMMENT "They won't be satisfied until we pipe it into the house!" Their efforts may be amusing— but you can't blame the children for wanting to have Milk always on tap, for it's one of the good things that make up our American way of life. We choose milk for Refreshment—so delicious, so invigorating. We choose milk for IOWA DAIRY INDUSTRY COMMISSION Nutrition—so rich in precious minerals and vitamins. We choose milk for Value—so economical, a real bargain in good health. Every day, children need a quart of milk —grown-ups at least a pint. See that your family gets its full share of Milk, Nature's best in food. . Dairy ftm*n *f low* per dollar basfs. If OH OUR DOLLAR WAS EARNED Hauling Freight ,»«••'•' larrying Passengers •••,«• * » » • l ^.Ot Mail and Express .Other Passenger Train Revenues including Dining and Outlet Switching , .« • - iher Revenues, Rents and Incosoa « n a HOW OUR DOLLAR WAS SPENT Depreciation, Misc. Operating Ex. and Rents . M- 1 * i2j&) II - Fucl ' Pow "' Materials aod Suppliet . • • • l6,7 *' I/*™ J \\ ^^^S ^^^^^^IL^"^ ^^Jnterest on Debt and other rnjuiftuwota of ]\ mortgages Y^^B^. IffiBw ^Vfcy -Frmalnilrr Available for Improvements and ^aj- // jIHK*^^. ^\*^i<^ other corporate purposes Tho Milwaukee Road appreciates your patronage wbeu you travel or ship. We will continue to serve you to the best of our ability, and we pledge still better service a* new equipment becomes available. THE MILWAUKEE ROAD A home-town industry—aiding your community by its payrolls, taxes and service*

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