Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 22, 1946 · Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1046. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE. IOWA. PAGE SEVEN. uCtt&t/ Vowa, famed For the Herald's llomcmakera by Iowa Stale College Home Economists Chicken Fats— IN YOUR COOKERY By Iowa State College Garden Specialist. From a Rood sUcd roaster, you run ert enough fat for a cake. A lot of fat like this—from our meat products—Is ROIIIR to waste. Wc arc purchasing fats Instead for use In cooking and baking—depleting a fats and oil supply that's badly needed in the famine areas. Sweet corn should not be planted close to field corn or pop corn. Both will readily cross with sweet corn, causing unevenness of maturity in the kernels. Early plantings of sweet corn Miould be made about an inch deep, while midsummer plantings should be to two inches deep. Gardeners who want choice sweet corn for roasting cars over a period of about two months should make small, successive plantings of one or two varieties at intervals of 15 to 20 days until July 15. Last plantings must be made with an early maturing variety. Spread in maturity also can be obtained by planting a mixture of hybrid varieties, including 50 percent Ioana and Golden Cross Bantam. It usually docs not pay to grow the navy type of bean in Iowa. Invariably fall rains stain the seeds and mold may occur. If the home gardener desires to grow some navy beans, the Great Northern variety is considered best. Pole lima beans are not dependable in this climate. The small seeded Henderson Bush lima is the most dependable variety to grow. You can save fat by using it .... ] That is. by literally squeezing nut every bit of fat around the kitchen to I use for shortening and cooking. There's fat in chicken, bacon, ham ] and sausage, tat in must any piece of meat you can buy, say Iowa State Coi- leje nutritionists. And these fat.-, are food to re-use—in fact, they'll give quite a tasty lift to your meals if used properly. Chicken fat and fat from other poultry i> highly prized for cake making. Bacon, ham and saueagc fats are ix- cfllent for suutciiu! any food where then- seasoning would add a desirable i;i>'e. And they might bo used as vegetable seasonings or as shortening in breakfast biscuits. To get the most out of fat scraps .'rem meal, simps, poultry and bacon dri |i \uin'.s. "try out" the scraps togeth- 1 ! WM. C. BAKKUM J CHIROPRACTOR | In Postville Mondays, I Wednesdays and Saturdays JOSEPH B. STEELE] ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Office Over Aberncthy's Store Telephone No. 240 —— —-i DR. H. D. COLE Dentist Office Over Citizens State Bank Dr. F. \V. KIESAU, M.D. Dr. M. F. KIESAU, M. D. Office Over Louis Schultc's Hours—Daily 9 to 12 and I to 5 Wed. and Sat.—7 to 8 :30 p. in. Dr. C. M. Morgan VETERINARIAN Office Opposite Post Office Telephone No. 146-J er to make a general purpose fat. That way. the proportion of hard fats io soft fats usually will neutralize each other to make a good medium fat. Chop Fat, Start out by chopping the fat into small pieces or running it through the meat grinder. Heat the chopped fat over a low (lame until it is melted. Then strain through several thickness­ es of cheesecloth laid over a strainer. If. after straining this mixture, the fat needs to be clarified, let it harden tlrst in the pan. Then remove it. Scrape away and discard any of the sediment that settles to tile bottom of the hardened fat. Then melt it by pouring boiling water over it and boil the mixture thoroughly. Strain it again through cheesecloth and set the end product away to cool. | When cold, remove the solid cake . from the liquid and discard the impurities in the bottom of the container 'and on the bottom of the solid fat. Re; pealing this process two or three times ;will give a clean cake of fat ready to I use in baking and cooking, say the nu- I tritionists | Another fat that often is "tossed out" ' at home is the fat that acquires a i slightly burned or disagreeable flavor, j That. too. can be salvaged. Melt it. land for each pound or pint add a n>e- idiuin sized potato cut in quarter-inch | slices. Heat the potatoes in the fat gradually. And when the fat ceases to bubble and the potatoes are well browned, lift them out. Strain Through Cheesecloth. Then strain the fat through several thicknesses of cheesecloth placed over a strainer and set the fat away to cool. When ready lo use. scrape the sediment and impurities from the bottom of the cake of fat. All fats, whether they're fresh from the butcher or rejuvenated drippings, will become rancid if they're not properly cared for. Light, moisture, air and warmth are responsible for that. So keep all fats in a dark, dry, cool place. The top shelf of the refrigerator usually is a good spot. Fats are needed in this Famine Emergency, so be sure you're making the best possible use of the fats you have available in the home. More will be left, that way, to ship overseas. Peas are likely to yield better if they are given some support. This is true even with the dwarf peas. Brush or small-branched limbs may be thrust into the ground between the 6 -inch double rows of peas. As the plants develop, they will cling to the brush for support, thus keeping foliage, blossoms and pods off the ground. Length of brush used depends on whether the variety is tall or dwarf. Wire fencing, nailed to stakes between the rows of peas, can be used over and over. If you're planning to use one of the new magic weed killers containing 2.4-D. remember to cleanse the 2.4-D sprayer thoroughly before using it to spray garden vegetables or ornamentals. Very small quantities of 2,4-D left in the sprayer can injure garden plants, so it doesn't pay lo be careless with the chemical. It's best of course, to have a sprayer in which only 2,4-D is used. Otherwise, it's necessary to cleanse the sprayer thoroughly with hot water and suds and rinse several times after 2,4-D has been used. LOUIS SCHUTTE WILLARD SCHUTTE Funeral Directors and Embalmers Cut Flowers For All Occasions BURLING & PALAS ATTORN EVS-AT-LAW Office Over Postville State Bank Only At • THE FARMERS STORE When harvesting rhubarb, pull— don't cut—the stalks from the plant. Grasp the stalk near the base and pull to one side in the direction the stalk leans. Although rhubarb stalks are delicious, the leaves are poisonous. They are high in oxalic acid and should not be used for greens. Keep Mower stalks cut from rhubarb plants, too, and throw them on the compost heap along with the rhubarb leaves. ***** Care must be used in harvesting asparagus to avoid injury to the crown and young spears. Cut spears one inch below soil level. Newly set asparagus plants should not be cut thjs year. Next year, harvest only two weeks, the third year until June 1, and after that harvest up to June 15. Use of salt is not necessary in growing asparagus. * • » • « Cultivate about one inch deep between rows of early planted vegetables. To do this quickly, perhaps the best attachment for the wheel hoe is one having a double-edged, knifelike blade. In some soils the ordinary rake can be used to cultivate rapidly between the rows. Cultivate once a week to prevent weeds from gaining headway. Keep a sharp lookout in the garden for bugs. Check every day if possible. The first Colorado potuto beetles should be hand-picked and destroyed before they have n chance to lay eggs. Potatoes must be dusted once a week or sprayed every ten days. The dust used may be three percent DDT, or a dust mixture composed of one part calcium arsenate and ten parts dusting sulfur. If spraying is preferred, use one tablespoon of calcium or lead arsenate and four tablespoons of commercial dry borbenux mixture per gallon of water. All vine crops may be planted after May 15, if soil and weather are satisfactory. Watermelons, muskmelons,, pumpkins and squash take up too much space to grow In small gardens. A few hills of the bush type squash may be satisfactory to grow in moderate size gardens. A question In minds of many gardeners Is whether cucumbers, watermelons, gourds and pumpkins may be planted next to • each other. There is no danger of crossing between the various types of vine crops. If a melon tastes like a cucumber, it is not because cucumbers were growing next to the melon patch. The flavor in many instances has to do with immaturity or disease. • * • * * Plant cucumber seed an inch deep. Most gardeners plant cucumbers in hills spaced two feet apart in the row. Dig a hole about two feet in diameter and one foot deep. Mix several forkfuls of compost or well-rotted, manure in the bottom and plant about eight seeds per hill. Wait until the seedlings are three or four inches high, then thin out to three or four of the strongest plants. The best cucumbers are grown when the plants are given plenty of water. The soil should not be allowed to dry out at any time during the growing season. • • * • • Give cucumbers and other vine crops continuous protection against pests. The cucumber beetles, which seem to be waiting for the cucumber and melon seedlings to come out of the ground, can destroy tender seed lings before the gardener becomes aware of them. Apply a dust to the seedlings as soon as they come through the ground. A satisfactory dust is one in which one part of calcium or lead arsenate is mixed with 15 parts of dusting gypsum. The plants and the soil around the plants should be kept covered with the poison at all times, DDT dust should not be used, because it tends to stunt vine crops. In many cases vine crop wilting is caused by bacteria which get into the water tubes of the plant and multiply so that they cut off the flow of water between the roots and leaves. This explains the wilting and drying up of leaves and entire plants. Cucumbers are more susceptible to wilt disease than squash and muskmelons. Both the striped and spotted cucumber beetles are known to carry and spread the bacteria that cause the trouble So, it is doubly important to keep the vine crops dusted to control cucumbe beetles. ***** Squash and pumkins are difficult for many gardeners to grow, because of damage done by the squash vine borer. Cucumbers and melons sometimes may be attacked by this borer, but squashes and pumpkins are most susceptible. Large, apparently healthy looking vines sometimes suddenly wilt down, and one will find signs of the borer on the stem where it emerges from the ground. The gardener must be continuously on the lookout for this pest. RAFFLE. Mike Williams of Albia won a new automobile in a Legion raffle, now wenrs a smile as broad ns the blue Pnciflc over which he sailed as one of Uncle Sam's seabecs. VETERANS WINNING. When a school building bonding pro* posal was defeated In an election at Mystic recently, the Sentinel 's headline declared the election had been won by. General Apathy. 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 RICKER in Postville, No. 287. Postville Rendering . FLOYD BLY, Proprietor NO MOUSER. Blake Haddon reports that Katherine Bauman of Dakota City has a 14 year old cat that is afraid of mice. As a result of which, we presume, it leads a dog's life. J. W. MYERS, M.D. Office Over Luhnian A Sanders Telephones: Office 188-W Residence 188-X Dr. R. F. Schneider VETERINARIAN Phone No, U0 PottvIHe, Iowa- Day and Night Calls Answered ORlce In The Iris Theatre Building (. K< >^*> (ill. ( i). > I c i i I, \ | | I . .\\ I Monona and Postville Rendering Service We ray lip To— $2.50 For Horses and Cows Permit 45 For Prompt Scrvloe Telephone POSTVILLE LOCKER SERVICE Telephone No. 288 Monona Farmers Phonr No. 20* SALS3UHY SAL "I'm the envy of the , farmer's daughter Since having Ri/i-0-SAl in my water, I've,developed'an early maturity | That gives me selfassurity." r DR. SALSBURrS REN. O.SAL stimulates growtn tending lowjrd earlier \vci3ht development and , quieter maturity. Vour pullets deserve this^ easy-to- give drinking water medicine VOTE FOR S Theodore Ted" Rumph, Jr. Veteran of World War II Republican Candidate For Allamakee County Sheriff "Ted" Will Appreciate Your Vote and Support Hi 1, * 1 Dr.'Salsbury'* 1 REN*O-SAL Stimulates v .Growth Four-County Hatchery Phone No. 234 Postville, Iowa Allamakee Rendering Works Call 555 Pottville ALL DEAD ANIMALS LARGE OR SMALL We Pay Cash and Meet All Competition WE WILL PAY FOR TUB CALL) Harold W. Bender of Waterloo Township REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR SUPERVISOR Term Commencing January 1,1948 * ' Your Vote and Support is Earnestly Solicited HOW'LL YOU HAVE YOUR EGGS? This weather-beaten trouble-shooter isn't worrying about your eggs—or whether you want 'em soft boiled, fried, or scrambled. But he is worrying about keeping your electric service flowing along as usual. If that means eggs for your breakfast, okay then, that's why he's up on a storm-lashed power pole. • And, he'll stay there till he gets your line repaired—in spite of hot wires sputtering around him. In spite of rain... lightning... thunder... and a high wind howling, "Watch out, fella, we're gonna hit it again!" You don't have to send him a check for his trouble. You won't pay any more on your electric bill—to cover his hard, wet work and the materials he uses. Chances are you'll never even know a line went out. This kind of service is routine stuff for the trouble-shooter and the electric company he works for. Storms—the repairs and cost—are all prepared for and handled in a businesslike way. Bui; it isn't an easy job. Keeping your electric service dependable and cheap is the result of careful planning and sound business management. . %\£& f i !i .tiite. Pott^ei Company. S

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