Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 10, 1948 · Page 2
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 10, 1948
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WEDNESDAY. MARCH It, State News Letter— (Continued from page one) formatory at Anamosa and at the state penitentiary at Fovt Madison. The decision to establish this school enmo alter prisoners at the state penitentiary, through their monthly publication, suggested it would be a good idea. Tile board admitted it «'as establishing the school with reluctance. It pointed out that a similar idea had been tried in Iowa in bygone years but that it had never worked out well. Those who will conduct the school will be the parole agents who work under the board. The board also took the occasion of its announcement to say that a great deal mere vocational and physical training facilities are needed within the institutions. It declared that no more can be provided under current appropriations granted by the legislature. pitals at present — because of a salary schedule so low that none would work here. The new salary schedule sets them at levels. where Iowa can compete tor competent, qualified men. Nor is the board stopping there. It is revising the schedule of salaries for nurses and for attendants at the hospitals—which also has had salaries set a point so low that it has been difficult to attract competent help. The board started a program of building new quarters for doctor* at the hospitals some time ago. The hope is that new quarters can be provided for all employes in the not too distant future. Comfortable quarters can- go a long way toward, attracting the right kind of people to take jobs at the state institutions. NEW SALARY SCHEDULES. New salary schedules have been adopted by the state board of control in an attempt to attract good, qualified me n to Iowa's hospitals for the mentally ill. Iowa has always been handicapped in getting psychiatrists—in fact has only one in its state hos- "I know what that kid's yelling for—WATERS' PASTEURIZED MILK. Nothing else but. Ti make a racket myself if I didn 't get a lot of it." For Pure Pasteurized Milk, Cream, Chocolate Drink and Cottage Cheese Call 38-F-62. WALLACE TICKET. Henry Wallace's name undoubtedly will be on the Iowa ballot at the November election. • This was virtually assured with the conference of a group of Iowans who met in Des Moines last week to make plans for the campaign. The group named Fred W. Stover. Hampton farmer and president of the Iowa division of the Farmers Uniqn. and Mrs. Edna Griffen. Des Moines, a housewife, as co-chairman of the Iowa Wallace for President committee. A meeting of the executive committee has been planned for March 21, according to Stover, and he said that officials named last week will act on a temporary basis until permanent officials are named at a May convention of the group. Stratified walnut seed to keep the American walnut a continuing crop throughout the state is available at the Iowa State Forest Nursery at Ames. Extension Forester R. B. Campbell of Iowa State College points out that the walnut seeds can be ordered now, so as to be ready for planting as soon as the frost leaves the ground. Nuts planted this spring will produce seedlings 14 inches high by midsummer and are [.cheaper than seedlings, Campbell says. Walnut seedlings can also be had, along with a number of other types of trees, suitable for erosion control, wildlife refuge and timber production. Orders should be placed through any State Conservation Commission officer, County Extension Director or Soil Conservation Service representative. A small charge is made for the trees. No less than 250 trees of any species will be supplied with each order, and the order must total at least 500 trees. Orders for stratified walnut seeds must be for at least 200. "Because walnutf yields a valuable timber crop, it is an important asset to the Iowa farmer or woodland owner," Campbell says. "Large stocks of walnut were used in both world wars, yet there is an ample supply remaining if only mature trees are harvested, and if a continuous planting program is maintained." VACUUM ATTACHMENTS HELP ON CLEANING DAY In doing this year's spring cleaning, make good use of that box of attachments which come along with your vacuum cleaner. The attachments can take the brunt of a good many cleaning tasks, says Naomi Shank, household equipment specialist at Iowa State College. It's real efficiency, she says, to carry the cleaner and attachments with you wherever you clean— whether it's basement, attic, bedroom or kitchen. That way the dust is removed as you go. i The vacuum cleaner can often take over \ that first task in any room—cleaning the walls and ceilings. The brush attachment is ideal for woodwork and floors, too, and for baseboards and moldings The upholstery brush attachment is an answer when you wonder how to go about dusting the window shades. Venetian blinds may be cleaned with the soft brush attachment also. When you're cleaning upholstery, le: the long crevice tool attachment remove lint, dirt and moth eggs from seams and deep corners. Many Iowa pastures would give a higher grazing yield if they were remodeled. POULTRY PRODUCTION IS STILL PROFITABLE! Careful planning and intelligent buying are always necessary to make satisfactory profits. This year start with the best — don't waste feed on chicks of questionable quality. Our chicks are good—they are sturdy and have adequate breeding back of them. This year we are again offering chicks of exceptional quality, exceptional livability and above average breeding. EVERY DAY BRINGS MANY ORDERS FOR OUR CHICKS. Some Delivery Dates Are Already Filled ! We advise you to get your Chicks booked at once ! Don't delay ! Allamakee Hatchery J. M. Overland, Prop. Postville, Iowa Telephone No. 187 Walnut Seed Available From Nursery at Ames Hawkeye History Briefs. First Fort in 1738. Pierre Paul Martin, a French fur- trader, is said to have erected the first fort in Iowa, in Clayton county, in 1738. Plank Roads in Iowa. A century ago Davenport and Muscatine editors argued about the merits of the plank road versus the railroad. On February 8, 1848, the Burlington Hawkeye published the articles of incorporation of the "Burlington and Mount Pleasant Plank Road Company." First Mississippi Steam Sleigh. Citizens of the Upper Mississippi Valley have always sought to keep transportation going up the Mississippi during the winter months. In January, 1836, two enterprising Ga- lenians invented a steam sleigh and attempted to run it to Fort Snelling on the frozen Mississippi. In 1947 the acute fuel shortage caused giant steel barges to smash their way up the ice-locked Mississippi in December with fuel oil. HOT SERMON? Perhaps the Rev. Harry Erpelding of Waterloo was pouring it on the congregation of the Pine Creek Baptist church a little too heavy one recent Sunday morning. Fire broke about mid-way between the invocation and the benediction and th'e sermon was halted while the men of the church went to the basement to fight fire. About $50 damage was done. TO HUNT ROCKS. James Crowson, a '«-welder by trade, left his Indianola home last week for the southwest to pursue his hobby of rock collecting. He has more than 7,000 rocks and relics which he has gathered himself, in gathering which he has probably walked more than the distance around the earth. His prize speci- man is a Uma Indian blade, said to be worth $-400. Iowa Winters Unpredictable. Iowans have always complained about the weather. On January 18, 1844, the Davenport Gazette observed: "Our weather is as fickle as fortune. Alternately it srniles and frowns upon us till fatigued we, for once, sigh for sameness. If we were not right sure the clerk of the weather, like our Legislature imitating Congress, would disregard a petition, we would get numerous signers for .cold weather." Fuel Oil—River Traffic. The fuel oil shortage makes many Iowans apprehensive of every cold wave forecast. Since oil and coal are the main cargoes transported by modern towboats it is natural that Iowans should turn their thoughts to the opening of navigation on the Mississippi this spring. • Back in 1858 the Grey Eagle reached St. Paul on March 25th, the earliest steamboat arrival between 1844 and 1884. The average date of arrival for this period of 41 years was April 13th. Today, with huge ice-breakers and steel- hulled towboats and barges, river navigation can be resumed several weeks earlier than in pioneer days. The importance of this to Iowa river towns, as well as to inland communities destitute of fuel oil, can not he overestimated. Francis Scott Key and Iowa. Francis Scott Key, author of the "Star Spangled Banner," drew up a decree for a New York land com- I pany in 1838 dividing the Half- Keep a record of your income i Breed Tract in Leo County among tax report for your own files. 1 101 half-breed claimants. Yields from Iowa's timberland can be tripled under good management practices, says R. B. Campbell, Iowa State College Extension Forester. Emerson rod pared with 80 clover when com- othcr strains was found to be superior In winter hardiness forage yield and seed production. Corn Belt farmers cim «. general increase in hay a,* during the next few y ea „ E. S. Dyas. Iowa State ColuJ. ronomist. . r YOUR HAT IS IMPORTANT FOR SMARTNESS Qlbe&A ufi, tweak a PORTIS HAT Portis Hats ore favorites for Easter... With exclusive styles in top quality Fur Felts... Portis Hats are lower in price—Actually lower—and qualities are better. $6.50 and up Abernethy Clothiers Outfitters of Men and Young Men POSTVILLE AND COMMUNITY Children's Photo Contest! ANY CHILD MAY WIN Prizes Totaling $31.50 1st—$12.50 OIL COLORED PORTRAIT 2nd—$10.00 SILVER TONE PORTRAIT 3rd—$5.00 PORTRAIT 4 th—$4.00 PORTRAIT PICTURES OF EVERY CHILD) PHOTOGRAPHED WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THIS PAPER EASY TO ENTER—Simply have your child's photograph taken by a WolU photographer at the Uaf and place indicated below at NO COST to you. They will show proofs from which you may choosefcl pose .you wish entered in the contest and your ehild is automatically entered; and at this time, nil may order 'photographs for gifts or keepsakees if you wish—but this is entirely up to you. ' • NATIONALLY KNOWN STUDIO TO TAKE ENTRY PHOTOS Arrangements have been made with WOLTZ STUDIOS, specialists in child photography, to bit! the pictures tor this exciting event. With their offices and plant located in Des Moines, Iowa, for owl 25 years, WOLTZ STUDIOS invite investigation as to their responsibilities, dependability and busiasl operations in general. They refer you to the following organizations and business houses: Chamber of Commerce — Better Business Bureau — U. S. Chamber of Commerce Dun and Brndstreet — Any Bank in Des Moines THIS IS A LOCAL CONTEST ! (Children Must Be Accompanied by Parent or Guardian) FOR ONE DAY ONLY ! Commercial Hotel -Thursday, March I8| 10:00 A. M. to 6:00 P. M. Family groups and other adult photos taken at this time. Troofs shown free of charge. HERE YOU ARE,LADIES! THE NEW K00KALL ELECTRIC RANGE WITH UP** yon wailed, too, v Smart women, these. They look «o Cibw* . , for what's new in ranges. You'll be t m you wo.icd, too, when you see the new Gibson Ups-A-Daur ~ the range that does everylhing belter. Mildly .peaking, it', terrific! J„.t i mM i„ e using the deep"*" unit for surface cooking! Willi the IWA-Dahy 2-|Wsiiinn "7 fr., C "" ° ,U, \ U ""' Si, »Ply Ml Ihe uSillo it* lop portion »»*• presto! you have 4 surface units! Lower it .nd it's read." 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