Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 17, 1948 · Page 2
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 17, 1948
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH T), ^ State News Letter— (Continued from page one* jutant general of IOWA, soon put out a story that preparing tentative selective service board lists was a part of national guard training. He said that this is only one phase of the training and that the guard is charged with having prepared the machinery of selective sen-ice at all times. GUSTAFSON. One man who is enjoying (?) the distinct privilege of being urged by friends not to run for office is A. C. Gustafson of Des Moines. He is known by hundreds of Iowa politicians—especially the legislators of the present and of years gone by—as plain "Gus." That's because he probably knows more about parliamentary procedure in his capacity as chief clerk of the house than any other person in Iowa. Gus became interested in running for the secretary of state nomination on the Republican ticket. He Sent out letters asking members of the house what they thought of the idea. Many of them answered him and told him they would give him their support but they urged him not to run for the office. "What would we do without you in the house?'' was their plaint. Whether they will make this stick is not known. Last week •Gus" hadn't made up his mind whether to run for the job. WHAT A RACE. In event "Gus" decides not to run. the race will not lack for candidates. Already seven are in the fold. Most of them aren't working for votes in the primary. They are working for delegates to the state convention because it is pretty obvious now that the race will go to convention. RUMOR. One of the rumors going about at the Jackson Day dinner was that Senator LeRoy S. Hercer of Iowa City might turn up as the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor. FARMERS AND TAX. Iowa farmers paid—one-third of Iowa's individual state income taxes in the 1947 fiscal year, the state tax commission has reported. Collections from 397,082 Iowans in individual income taxes were S9.S63.566 ors approximately $25 per person. Of this total the farmers paid in $3,150,944—or 108.113 farmers paid in about $29 each. Farmers led any other group in amount paid in. Skilled and unskilled laborers were second with 76,117 persons paying in $676,659. Largest per capita payments came from 1.967 physicians who paid $277,547 or $141 per person. MINK FARM. Vern Weld, Eagle Grove veteran, has started a mink farm there and now has 13 male and 47 female mink, which he shipped in from Colorado last December. By May. the herd will have increased to about 200. The mink eat fresh eggs, liver, chicken, cereal, fresh horse meat and cod liver oil. Understanding Helps When Child Blunders "So, Pug, I'm not up on botany but Fm an expert on food. I've got an educated sense that knows WATERS' PASTEURIZED MILK just by tasting it." For Pure Pasteurized Milk. Cream, Chocolate Drink and Cottage Cheese Call 38-F-62. POSTVILLE • <?^38F62 Results of the 1947 Iowa Corn Yield Test indicate that new corn hybrids probably will benefit northern and central Iowa farmers more than those living in the southern part of the state. The 10 most widely grown hybrids in southern Iowa outyielded the experimental hybrids. But the 10 most widely grown hybrids in three other sections of Iowa were well behind the newer, experimental hybrids. Frances was four and a half. She was seldom allowed to go out with her parents in the evening; but tonight her whole family were having dinner with another family. It was a great event for Frances. Her excitement almost ended in tragedy. She bore down too hard on her plate and flipped the food into her lap. Her parents understood and tragedy was avoided. They did not scold. They did not tell her not to be careless. They did not feel a scene was necessary to appease the hostess. Helping the child was more important than saving face for the grown-ups. Fortunately the hostess understood, too. One parent said nothing, while the other quietly helped Frances straighten things out. Directions from one person are about all a child can follow at one time. Frances was treated with the same respect that a grownup is given in an embarrassing situation. She was given the same understanding. After a few silent tears, she regained her poise and was happy again. Apparently Frances is accustomed to being understood. She also understands. During the evening she behaved as a child will when we appeal to her intelligence instead of her fear. Came the time when merriment among the children got out of hand. Frances father did not tell her he would spank her if she did not settle down. He quietly explained what he wanted her to do. Frances responded. Children will respond if we tell them what to do in place of what not to do. Stopping undesirable behavior is only half the problem. The child needs some help in starting desirable behavior in its place. Happily, Frances was not a "perfect" child. She was full of mischief. But she responded to understanding treatment. Plan a Garden For-'48 To Reduce Food Costs With costs of foods and other commodities rising each month, L. C. Grove, I. S. C. horticulturist, thinks it's a good idea to plan a garden for 1948. Reports from the U. S. Department of Agriculture indicate that meat will be slightly less plentiful next year, and prices are likely to remain about the same for the fruits and vegetables you buy in the store. Probably the biggest problem gardeners will encounter, according to Grove, is finding a plot for their 1948 Freedom Garden. With building going on at unprecedented rates all over .the country, many of the vacant lots used for gardens during the war are not available. Most families prefer their garden within. easy walking distance of home, so spare moments can be put to good use. The contribution that your individual garden may make toward increasing world food supplies may seem insignificant, but it will aid materially in reducing your family expenditures for food, and in releasing other food for export to hungry Europe. Industrial organizations are encouraged to provide land, where possible, ibr their employees. Grove says that railroad right-of-ways can usually be used, if permission is obtained. Wherever you live, a Freedom Garden in 1948 will help answer some of the nation's problems and yours. Locate your plot now, and be ready to go to work the first nice spring day. I wish to extend my sincere thanks to those who made my stay at Postville Hospital a pleasant one. I am especially grateful for the visits, cards and gifts which were certainly appreciated.—Mrs. Burnell Anderson. LISTENING IN? Near Marengo, the telephone company reports that gophers have been chewing into the underground telephone cables. They bit through the tar and lead covering, putting about a dozen phones out of service. Dakota and Koto are the best varieties of (lax for Iowa. They are both thrifty growing and produce a good grade of oil. ST After six months at a new factory, ihe superintendent developed a feeling that he wasn't popular, so he called aside an old worker. "Bill." said the superintendent, "how is it the men don't seem to like me? Why. at the last place they gave me a silver teapot when I left." "Only a silver teapot?" queried the candid worker. "If you'd only leave here, we'd make it a whole silver tea service." TRAPPED IN BOG. SWAM OUT! Ben Jones and John Quint of Belmond had an unexpected swim early one morning recently. While driving to Belmond about 6:30 a. m., their car turned over, and slid down an embankment into about five feet of water. The men swam out and were uninjured except for shock and exposure. Ten year old Bernard Robinson of Storm Lake, tried to cross an open field as he delivered his paper route recently. It was thawing and he bogged down in the mud and stuck fast. After he had been trapped nearly an hour, his cries penetrated the Ole Oleson residence nearby and Mr. Oleson "came out and found the lad up to his knees in the ooze. ATTENTION ALL j Dairy Farmers I GET THAT EXTRA PROFIT I Cool your Milk and Cream with an I International Harvester I MILK COOLER I the ONLY MILK COOLER having the J PNEUMATIC AGITATOR 1 Plus these big features: I 1. Single motor for both condensing unit and I agitator. I 2. Solid, well built steel construction. I 3. Built-up Ice Bank. • 4. Sealed Insulation compartment. m 5. Two cylinder compressor. I 6. Backed by International Harvester Warranty I 7. Qualified service and genuine parts always I available. = I Cools your milk and cream ! FASTER—CHEAPER I Literature and information available at Falb Motor 6* Implement Company Telephone No. 290 . Postville, Iowa For renters and landowners operating under the sliding scale or flexible cash lease published by Iowa State College, the index number for the 1947-48 lease year is 32?. This is the average index of prices received by Iowa farmers for the II months' March 1947 through January 19-58. COLLECTIONS DO YOU HAVE ACCOUNTS TO COLLECT? SEND THEM TO US FOR QUICK RESULTS HAVE HAD 75% COLLECTION RECORD. Bonded Collection and Credit Bureau of Allamakee County 39 West Main St. Operated by Paul N. Hueneman Justice of the Peace WAUKON, IOWA est ANTIQUE FURNITURE FOR SALE Walnut Chest of Drawers Walnut Glass Cupboard Oak Kitchen Cabinet and Other Articles MRS. CHRISTINE HALTMEYER FARMERSBURG, IOWA Telephone 45 STORAGE MILK COO LEI This milk cooler saves lime, labor and money. Automatic in operation, cuts cooling costs, avoids milk spoilage losses, reduces bacteria count and insures a high quality of milk with increased profits. Modem successful dairy operation requires these sturdy, all steal constructed cabinets, designed to cool and store milk in ten gallon cans with capacities of three to twelve cans per day. (Six can cabinet illustrated above) Postville Refrigeration Servic HAROLD J. SEBASTIAN, Prop. SEEING IS BELIEVING! When you purchase Meyer's Bred-To-Lay Baby Chicks you get exactly what you want. We have our incubators and brooder batteries at hand for your inspection and selection at all times. s Hatches are coming off right now and if 1 1 you will give us your order for the number I of chicks needed and the date you want them, I we'll have them for you. | Come in or phone us today—for the chicks | that pay. MEYER'S Four-County Hatchery Telephone No. 234 Postville, Iowa for wise '48 poultry raisers Mother's "pin money" poultry flock has become quite a . money-maker. For one thing, we are heading into a possible meat shortage. With pork and beef in short supply, those summer and early fall fries can be PREMIUM items for the family's bank account. Less meat means a bigger demand for eggs, too. And bigger demand means good prices. ' Then, too ... with fewer pigs being farrowed this spring, you can help make up the difference in your income by adding a few more birds to the pouitry flock. They take practically no more work, and can add substantially to your income. START YOUR CHICKS EARLY Start chicks as early as possible. For several reasons early chicks do better. They are stronger, experience fewer disease hazards and there is less mortality. Buy them from your local hatchery, too. That way, you KNOW what you're getting, and you can count on dependable, local service and help when you need it. Remember, food (especially meat) is going to be short and HIGH PRICED. Start as many chicks as you can house and care for efficiently. They can pay you a lot of extra money this season. " } Meyer's Four-County Hatchery Purina Feeds Laurence Hofer Postville Feed M)| Wapsie Valley Feeds The Farmers Store Bolson's Feeds Hubbard Sunshine Feeds Allamakee Haft Wayne Feeds

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