Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 15, 1946 · Page 7
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 7

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 15, 1946
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WEDNESDAY, ,MAY IS, 1M6. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE. IOWA. PAGE SEVEN. turned} For the Heralds Ilomemakers by Iowa State College Home Economist. To Lessen Food Losses— MEASURE ACCURATELY HH To make sure the product you take from the oven will be a success with the family, put in the right ingredients. And that means measure accurately, especially when you're trying a new recipe— a new "savc-the-flour" bread. Too much food is scraped into the | garbage pail because of baking fnil- j urcs. says Jewel Graham, extension I nutritionist at Iowa State College. And many of those failures are due to inaccurate measurements on the part of I the homemnker or failure to follow instructions for combining ingredients I in a recipe. For instance, Miss Graham explains that too much flour will mnke a cake dry and solid, bread solid nnd heavy and sauces thick and pasty. Too much fat. she says, results in crumbly cake and may cause it to fall; it causes grease-soaked doughnuts and greasy gravies and sauces. Too much sugar puts a hard crust on | a cake or makes a sticky cake. Jellies WM. C. BAKKUM CHIROPRACTOR In Postville Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays unoettATAnoinQ •ouun cutLDfeen i >onjo».eD w TUC iom CUIID WtlfftM MHflKM STATlDfl THE IDEAL FAMILY HAS CONFLICTS. Iowa Farm Kernels iJOSEPH B. STEELE ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Office Over Abernethy's Store Telephone No. 240 DR. H. D. COLE Dentist Office Over Cltixcns State Bank Dr. F. W. KIESAU, M.D. Dr. M. F. KIESAU, M. D. Office Over Louis Schutte's Hours—Dally 9 to 12 and 1 to S Wed. and Sat.—7 to 8:30 p. m. become soft and sticky with too much sugar. Liquid in too large an amount will make a cake that falls easily. And too much soda gives a disagreeable taste and bad color to both breads and cakes. Measure Correctly. Miss Graham says correct measuring is the simplest means to a perfect product. There is no such thing as a heaping tablespoon or a rounded teaspoon or a pinch of salt in good cooking practices. And the little time it takes to measure accurately will be rewarded in the resulting product. The first requirement to standard measurements is good standard measuring equipment. For measuring the dry ingredients, Iowa State College home management specialists recommend the graduated set of metal measuring cups ranging from one cup down to 'i cup. For accurate liquid measure, they suggest glass. 1-cup measures with marked measurements on the side. So that you can be sure of getting a full cup measure, get a cup that is taller than the 1-cup line. A set of metal spoons, from one tablespoon down to U teaspoon, also should be a part of standard measuring equipment. All these materials— cups and spoons—arc coming back on the niarket now in small quantity. Fill—Then Level Off. To measure dry ingredients — the flour, baking powder, salt, soda and such —fill the cup. spoon or other measure to overflowing. Then pass the straight edge of a spatula or case knife over the top, leveling the measure. Fat can be measured accurately in the same way—by packing it into the measure, then leveling off the excess However, an easy and accurate way to masure fat in a marked glass measuring cup is with water. To measure V.i cup of solid shortening, fill the cup % full of cold water. Then add fat until the water level reaches the full mark The family that has no conflicts probably Is made up of children who.| have no live interests. That family must bo dull indeed. Most of us prefer children with lively interests, nnd their lively Interests are bound to clash once in awhile. The parent's problem is how to keep the children's interests alive and growing. At the same time each child must learn how to respect the rights of his brothers and sisters. It is especially difficult to adjust the differences between the desires of older and younger children. Sometimes the parent can help one child to understand the needs of another. Big sister may see nothing but n smart-alcck when she looks at her younger brother. Perhaps her mother can help her to see how manly he may become if she will show him some real grown up courtesy and respect. If his sister treats him as an equal, then she becomes a good scout in his eyes. Why not persuade big brother to bestow a great favor now and then on little brother or sister. He could take them into his room and show them all his treasures which their fingers have been itching to touch. If little brother is allowed to touch that wonderful airplane, the older boy becomes his hero. , And in turn the younger boy something more than a nuisance to his big brother. On the other hand, older children need some privacy and a room in which to keep their property. The parent can create a better spirit between the older and younger children by teaching the younger ones to respect what belongs to the older children. Maybe sixteen year old Dorothy was not far wrong when she came leading four year old Teddy out of her room. "Mother," she said firmly, "I should think you would teach him to keep is place." KEEP MINERALS BEFORE HOGS, CATTLE AND SHEEP POISONING BETTER THAN TRAPPING FOR GOPHERS Dr. C. M. Morgan VETERINARIAN Office Opposite Post Office Telephone No. 1*6-3 A survey is now being conducted by the Iowa State College Extension Service which will give farmers a bet ter idea of how many pigs the aver age hog raiser loses and the reasons for these pig deaths. LOUIS SCHUTTE WILLARD SCHUTTE Funeral Directors and Embalmers Cut Flowers For All Occasions BURLING & PALAS ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Office Over Postville State Bank J. W. MYERS, M.D. Office Over Luhman & Sanders Telephones: Office lag. w Residence 1M -X Dr. R. F. Schneider VETERINARIAN Phono No. 170 Postville, Iowa Day and Nlfht Calls Answered. Office In The Iris Theatre Pulldlng ii r i. i ,, ( . I{( 1 1 11. 1 1 Only At THE FARMERS STORE Monona and Postville Rendering Service We Pay Up To— * $2.50 For Horses and Cows Permit 49 For Prompt Servlee Telephone' POSTVILLE LOCKER SERVICE Telephone No. 288 Monona Farmers Phone No, tOt 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! Rainy spring days provide a good opportunity on most Iowa farms to poison pocket gophers, says Harold Gunderson, Iowa State College entomologist. He points out that poisoning the pests .is a quicker and more economical way to destroy them than trapping. , Irish potatoes, turnips, carrots or parsnips cut up in small strips all make good bait. Fill a quart jar with the bait while it is still moist. Then add 1/16 of an ounce of strychnine to one tablespoonful of wheat flour and pour the powder into the quart jar of bait. Shake vigorously until the powder has coated the bait. Add the dust mixture to the bait in two doses to make sure the powder and the bait are thoroughly mixed. In hunting the gopher, you'll need a sharpened broomstick to probe for the runway of the burrow at a fresh mound. When you have found the runway, drop a couple of pieces of the poisoned bait into the hole and close it with your heel. When you have completed the field treatment of all the burrows, get the harrow and drag down all of the mounds. If you've missed any of the burrows, you'll find them the next day, The gopher will indicate his presence in the field by throwing up a new mound. You can repeat the treatment in this case. Treatment must be a community af fair with every farmer treating. If only one or two farmers poison goph ers in their fields, they'll be reinvested by gophers from the neighbors' fields A thorough campaign by all farmers in an area will rid the fields of gophers for five or six years. February and March lambs will gain faster if they are fed grain in creeps, suggests W. F. LaGrongc of Iowa State College. There is little prospect for weakness in the prices of stocker and feeder cattle, Iowa State College farm economists say. • * • • • During the past month, medium to low grades of cattle have made up a larger share of the beef steers sold at Chicago for slaughter than a year ago. .... * Iowa farmers who have livestock nnd whose corn is dangerously high in moisture content may find that ear corn silage Is their answer. » • . * • Heavy breed pullets hatched in March or earlier and light breeds, such as Leghorns, hatched In April lay more eggs than those hatched later. This is shown by records of poultrymen who cooperate in record keeping with Iowa State College. • • • * • It's important to decrease the heat as chicks grow older. Conserving grain whether the supply is short or not is smart business. That's sufficient reason for culling out non-laying hens and low-producing cows. Cows producing less than two gallons of milk daily can get along on good pasture or good legume roughage without grain. • . • • • Iowa land prices went up 14 percent for the year ending March 1, 1948. That put land prices 67 percent above the prewar level. • « • . • Start the baby chicks to roost early by providing little perches. They need to be only four to six inches high at first. With supplies of feed grain and supplements short, it is more essential than usual this year to grow pasture for hogs. Bromgrass grown with a legume such as alfalfa has been found in Illinois to have higher protein value than when grown alone. • • * * * Contour farming where land is steep enough to wash brings higher yields. Spring egg price prospects recently got a boost from the announcement that the government is going to increase its purchase of dried eggs. • * . . . There were 25 percent fewer cattle on feed April 1 this year than a year ago, Department of Agriculture re ports show. It's good insurance to keep a mineral mixture before hogs, cattle and sheep, says C. C. Culbertson, livestock specialist at Iowa State College. Many farmers are feeding rations that have sufficient quantities of minerals, Culbertson says. But others will want to include a simple mixture in their feeding program. One mixture that has given good results in feeding trials at Iowa State College is made up as follows: Com* mon salt, 20 pounds; ground raw limestone, 50 pounds; special bone meal, 28 pounds; iron (ferric) oxide, 2 pounds; manganese sulfate, 2 pounds; and potassium iodide, •% ounce. This mixture can be used for hogs, cattle and sheep. Culbertson Javors self feeding the mixture to allow the animals to decide how much of the mixture they want to eat. Additional salt* should be self- fed along with the mineral mixture, kon and returned to Springville on Monday, April 22. Sudan grass seeded in May will supply good pasture for cattle in late July and August. Iowa's corn supply on farms was the smallest April 1 of any year since after the 1936 drouth. United States total supplies are down also but not as sharply as the Iowa supplies. • • • « • The government has increased its purchase program of dried eggs from 25 million to 45 million pounds, the USDA reports. * • * * * A survey of corn borer spread by USDA in 1945 showed that there was relatively little spread into new ter ritory. The greatest spread in the Corn Belt was in Minnesota. « * • * * The nation's feed reserves are now the lowest they have been in the last five years. In view of this, Iowa farmers are being asked to produce 11.3 million acres of corn in 1946. ***** Iowa farmers intend to grow about 150,000 more acres of crops this year than in 1945, they indicated March ***** Start chicks on grain (whole corn and whole oats) when they are two months old, • • • » « A definite advance in fluorescent lights is the round tube used In floor lamps, . ***** Put your poultry or turkey in the frozen food locker without singeing it. Singeing tends to dry out the skin. Harold W. Bender of Waterloo Township REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR SUPERVISOR Term Commencing January 1,1948 . "•; Your Vote and Support is Earnestly Solicited Farm-Bred Baby Chicks Allamakee Hatchery J. M. OVERLAND, Prop. "Serving The Progressive Poultrymen" EE HIGHER PRICES! FOR DEAD ANIMALS Small Animals are just as acceptable to us as larger ones! We are paying higher prices for dead animals! By Higher Prices we do not mean MERELY meeting competition. Due to present conditions of roads Tankage is available at Art Ricker's Service Station. The supply is limited. You may either call us collect at our plant, telephone No. 1000, or if more convenient, see or call the service station of ART RICHER in Postville, No. 287. Postville Rendering FLOYD BLY, Proprietor Three million homes wanted ;;; right now! That's a big order, even for a nation like ours, that gets things done in a hurry. In addition to new homes, thousands of folks are planning to remodel their present homes ... to install new bathrooms, new lighting systems, model kitchens ... with all the labor-saving appliances they've been reading about and saving for. It's a tremendous challenge—to the building trades who are hampered by labor shortages, to manufacturers and mills where many materials are still critically scarce. A challenge also to rail transportation, which links supplier and builder together... because only the railroads are equipped to handle the tons of steel, brick, lumber, appliances, and countless other items used in the building program. Serving this community, ROCK ISLAND stands ready with the manpower, the equipment, and the "know-how" to deliver those needed building materials on time to your contractor. Rely on ROCK ISLAND to have your house built... sooner! Nattoeai Ferefe* Trade Weelc May 19 to May 25, 1944 For shipping Information, atk your local Rc<k Wand frtlght Agtnt or Addrou E. G. KUCERA, Commercial Agent 201—5th Ave., S.E., Cedar Rapids, Iowa Phone 8H8 ROCK ISLAND LINES THE ROAD OP PLANNED PROGRESS

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