Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 31, 1948 · Page 7
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March 31, 1948

Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 7

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BDNESDAY, MARCH SI, 1948. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA PAGE SEVBfl. [the Herald's Homemakers by Iowa Stat^oH^gnS^TSSS Give Chicks More Care For Profit This Year Jrage Closets— IAKE ROOM FOR EVERYTHING m A. m rhaps you have considered lging things for a long time, but [quite see how. Why not add 1 more storage space especially iiose extra things which clutter lour rooms and always seem Vfoot, or else manage to lose (selves just when you want ['family living" closet is a good [for all those extra .activities family carries on, suggests hi Shank, extension home igement specialist, Iowa State fee- Hobby Shelves. |s type of storage space can fit into the dining room or liv- oom. Plan it close enough to [jlace where members of your will be sure to want to use things—records, scrapbooks, books, games and so on. A : of this sort is almost a neces- |or large families, especially if r.F.W.Norden Optometrist bNE 137 WAUKON, IOWA Office Honrs: 9:00 to 12:00 1:15 to 5:00 { N1NGS BY APPOINTMENT Office Closed Thursday Afternoon { urling & Palas ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW ! Over PostvlUe 8tate Bank! |. T. OPSAHL CHIROPRACTOR bffice Over Abernethy'i |onrs: 10 to 12 and 1 to 5 days, Wednesdays, Fridays j )UIS SCHUTTE L.LARD SCHUTTE fcral Directors & Embalmers • Flowers For All Occasions Dseph B. Steele I ATTORNEY-AT-L AW fe Over Abernethy'i Store Telephone No. 240 ;M, P. W. Kiesau, M.D. F. Kiesau, M.D. er Louis Schutte ft Sons Daily 9 to 12 and 1 to 5 ccpt Friday afternoons. • and Sat.—7 to 8:30 p. m. f- L. R. TAPPAN Optometrist fete Professional Eye Care Phone 91 ELKADER, IOWA H. D. COLE Dentist K Over Citlieni State Bank r- Myeri, M. D. Mice Over Hnebnert Telephonee: >-W Reaidence 1M-X R. F. Schneider VETERINARIAN >N«. 171 PaaMlle,law» ! to lr|i Theaue pialHUag there is a wide variety of interests. In fact they'll have a lot more family fun at home when they can find their'games and hobbies in a convenient place. If everyone is to use the living- room closet, it should first of all be roomy. It will also be easier to keep in order if its fittings are planned for special purposes. Why not divide the shelf space so that a lower compartment, wide enough for three card tables on end, will fit in on the left. Above this, place adjustable small shelves for school books. These can be made about 8 inches apart. On the right, add wider shelves, from the bottom up, to take care of. the children's toys, books and games, and current magazines. Add places for records and all kinds of albums. At the top, plan for two shallow, pull-out trays. These will be just fine for storing mending materials. Above that add deeper trays for photographs and keepsakes. Not a "catch-all" but a well planned closet is your aim. And it is well worth the space it occupies because it gives extra "living room" for your family. Linen Closet. Then there's the linen closet you've always wanted. Sheets and smooth, fine pillowcases are linked up with linen closets somehow, and most busy homemakers feel that it would be nice to have one around. Here are a few ideas for an inexpensive linen closet which would be practical. Locate it near your bedrooms, preferably opening out into the hall. Plan the closet so it can accommodate extra blankets and bedspreads, pillow and comforters, and even a suitcase or two. The space doesn't need to be too large. A closet about 36 inches wide and 24 inches deep will work just fine. It can go as high as you want it to, depending on how much you wish to store. However, be sure the shelves above easy reaching have separate doors. Plan a pull-out board to use for sorting time. Also have adjustable shelves. Convenience is the key word for shelf arrangement. Articles used most often go on the shelves that are easiest to reach. It will add to your convenience if some shelves are wider than others. When sheets, for instance, are folded in fourths lengthwise and eighths crosswise, they need a shelf 22 inches from front to back. Narrow shelves are fine for smaller articles, such as towels and pillow cases. Growing chicks, from the day they are .hatched to the time they are marketed, will require better than usual care this year if profits are to be made, says W. R. Whitfield, extension poultryman at Iowa State College. This doesn't mean spending more time with the birds, but rather making sure conditions are right for healthy, fast growth. High feed costs and other high production outlays are forcing poultrymen to take extra good care of the chicks, especially the first week or two. The start a chick gets determines to a large extent how profitable it will be to raise that chick to market size. The first step to assure chicks a good start, Whitfield says, is to have the brooder area at the right temperature before putting chicks in the house. Have the 4emperature 95 degrees with the 'thermometer located where the brooder manufacturer suggests. If the temperature is allowed to vary because of excessive sunlight during the day and heat loss through windows at night, digestive disturbances will result, Whitfield says. Where windows are large, he suggests covering some of those on the south side of the brooder with cardboard ^o prevent excessive heat loss or heat penetration. As the chicks get older, temperature should be dropped. Whitfield recommends lowering the termera- ture 5 degrees each week during the first 5 weeks of the chicks' lives. Started chicks as well as baby chicks need proper heat conditions, Whitfield says. Inadequate heat will cause the chicks to pile, resulting in high death loss. Overcrowding should be avoided. This applies to the space under the brooder and to the over-all space in the building. Even if the proper temperature is maintained, having too many chicks for the space available will cause some of them 1 to chill or to pile at night. Chilling causes digestive trouble, and piling results in deaths f,rom smothering. Each chick should have 11 square inches of space under the electric brooder and % square foot over-all space in the brooder house to 8 weeks or brooder-weaned age. Most brooders are overrated double their capacity, some even more, Whit-| field says. unoereronDina IOUJG cuiLDften ••onsouo w Twe 10m cwio ueirnM MMAMM iwtiun ' LEARNING TO COUNT CHICKEN GROWERS PLAN LARGER FLOCKS IN 1948 Yields will be boosted if winter wheat seedlings are top-dressed with a nitrogen fertilizer. In Iowa State College tests, best results were obtained from applications of 20 to 40 pounds of nitrogen per acre (100 to 200 pounds of 20-0-0 fertilizer.) Dance MATTER'S BALLROOM Decorah, Iowa Sat, April 3 — Music By — EARL HUNT — and bis — Old and New Time Dance Band "Dance Music As You Like It." Farmers have changed their minds about raising chickens this year. They will probably have bigger flocks ihan they originally planned. The recent sharp decline in prices of feed, coupled with little change in the prices of eggs, is responsible, reports Francis Kutish, Iowa State College agricultural economist. On Feb. 1, surveys showed that farmers intended to purchase 20 percent fewer chicks than last year. Recent price developments have made it likely that the reduction will be only about 10 percent. But the outlook for Thanksgiving turkeys next fall is still gloomy. There is an 18 percent decrease in the purchase of turkey poults this year. Even though the feed situation is now more favorable, there aren't enough hatching eggs to assure a big turkey crop. The number of breeder hens on farms Jan. 1 was one-third below last year, and the lowest on record. Not only that, but storage stocks are down, too. It all adds up to about one-fourth less turkeys for the 1948 holiday season, Kdtish said. A proud parent announced that her four-year-old son could repeat the Greek alphabet. But it didn't mean a thing. The Greek letters had no meaning for this boy except to win attention from people. Heienjoyed repeating the words as all children enjoy repeating sounds. Often we are very proud of the young child who can count to ten. Yet he may be repeating sounds which have no more meaning for him than the Greek alphabet. A two-year-old generally can learn the value of the quantities one and two. A three-year-old usually understands the use of three. He probably does not understand the meaning of larger numbers until he is four or five years old. Children learn <he true meaning of numbers through their everyday experiences. They learn slowly through the use of their hands and their eyes. They learn through handling their toys and playing with other children. Numbers learned through the ears only are sounds like the boy's Greek alphabet. Sometimes we are disturbed because our six-year-old does not memorize the addition and subtraction combinations in the! first grade. We can relax for teachers have found that the average six- year-old child is not ready to .understand the meaning of these combinations. The six-year-old usually needs at least one more year's experience with handling the things which these numbers represent. During this time his^mind develops so that he can understand the real use of the combinations. He probably learns them in the second grade and he learns them faster. He also will remember them better because at last they mean something. Eight minus six equals two no longer is "all Greek" to him. (Official Publication.) SHRINK COTTON FABRIC BEFORE SPRING SEWING Homemakers doing spring sewing can cut and stitch without a qualm over shrinkage if they've taken one simple precaution. Elsie Williams, Iowa State College extension clothing specialist, suggests shrinking the material as the very first step in sewing on cotton. It's easy to do at home. Before you begin, see ^hat the ends of the material are cut or torn along crosswise threads. Dip the fabric into warm water, unfolding it only enough to make certain the water penetrates all parts. Pat out the excess moisture. Or, better, if you're hanging the material outdoors, let it drip dry. Hang it on a clothesline or rack, either lengthwise or crosswise. Be sure, says Mrs. Williams, it's hung as evenly as possible to prevent stretching. Selvages and torn edges should be together, so that the grain line is straight. Ironing will probably be unnecessary. But if you do iron, Mrs. Williams suggests, remember to follow the lengthwise thread of the fabric. NOTICE To All Farmers! DO NOT BE UNDERPAID FOR DEAD HORSES AND COWS WE ARE &+W ^ A A STILL PAYING Tyfj OO UP TO AW» (HIDES MUST BE GOOD) FREE GIFTb FOR SMALL ANIMALS If You Want Prompt Attention More Cash and Guaranteed, Service — CALL — ALLAMAKEE COUNTY RENDERING SERVICE Postville—Phone 555 , — er — • COLE RENDERING SERVICE Waukon, Iowa—Phone 600 NOTICE OF RESOLUTION ORDERING SEWER CONNECTIONS TO BE MADE. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED: All property owners interested are hereby notified that on the 22nd day of March, 1948, the Town Council of the Town of Postville, Iowa, adopted a resolution ordering that the connections from the sanitary sewer to the curb line of the property adjacent to the proposed street improvements by paving, which said improvements were ordered by said Council on the 16th day of September, 1947, on the following streets and parts of streets in said Town of Postville, to-wit: Stoneman Street from 40 ft. east of the west corporation line of said Town of Postville to a line 36.5 ft. west of the east line of Beynolds Street; Bancroft Street from the south line of Stoneman Street to the north line of Tilden Street; Green Street from the east line of Bancroft Street to the west line of Boody Street; Green Street from the west line of Boody Street; Green Street. from the west line of Boody Street to the west line of Ogden Street; Boody Street from the south line of Green Street to the north line of Williams Street; and Military Road from the south line of Post Street to the west line of Lawler St. be made . within FIFTEEN (15) DAYS from the 24th day of March, 1948, said connections to be made in accordance with the ordinances of said Town relating thereto. Said resolution further provides that in case such connections be not made within said time by the property owners, then the said Town shall cause the same to be made, and the cost and expenses thereof will be assessed against the property in front of which they are to be made as a special tax. Dated this 22nd day of March, 1948, at Postville, Iowa. JOSEPH B. STEELE, Town Clerk of the Town of Postville, Iowa. SIXTY YEARS. At Story City, 200 relatives and friends gathered recently to help Mr. and Mrs. John.S. Williams observe their 60th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Williams were married in 1888, in LaSalle county, Illinois, coming to Iowa in 1890. WEARS HEAVIES. Lt. W. C. Rogers, former Mt. Vernon youth, advises his parents there that he is wearing his "heavies" even though stationed only 30 miles from the equator. He is at Bogota, Columbia, some 8,500 feet above sea level at the base of a 12,000 foot mountain. Sweet Sudan grass has proved more productive and palatable in Iowa State College tests than the common sudan grass. CORN FOR SALE! 5,000 BU. GOOD EAR CORN 2,000 BU. SHELLED CORN 2,500 BU. OF OATS We Deliver Truck Lots of Grain NOEL BROCKWAY WEST UNION, IOWA Phone 262LW or 189W Wanted—Corn, Oats & Soybeans! Iowa's soybean acreage is ten i times larger than it was ten years ago. Yield is 15 times greater than it was a decade ago. "Yours For Dancing" TOM OWEN — and his — COWBOYS Of Radio Station WMT Sat., April 3 LAKESIDE (Completely Redecorated) Guttenberg, Iowa Grandma will tell you that housecleaning was one chore she hated—and Grandpa dreaded. But that was before electricity had taken so much work out of housework. • Now, with cheap, dependable electric service ready to lend a hand—or a dozen hands —housecleaning has been stripped of much of its drudgery. Housec/eani'ng—and housekeeping, as well. • For the cost of a couple of candy bars a day, the housewife has a dozen helpers at her elbow. Today, electricity washes, cooks, sews and cleans, preserves her food, lights her home and entertains her. • Never before has electricity done so much to make life easier and more comfortable. Yet the average family today is still getting twice as much electric service for its money as it got 20 years ago. What other item in the budget does so much for so little? 1940 PRICE LEVEL Yes, freight rates axe up. They are up becauae they have to be if the railroads are to make ends meet. Here's a quick picture of the increases from 1940 to 1947 in what .the railroads buy—and sell. Labor costs... up70% Material costs up 77% BUT Freight rates..up only 21% ample, paid 115% more for commodities used in living; 98% more for commodities used in production, resulting in an average increase of 109%. The railroads have increased their rates only a quarter as much as the average rise in prices paid by farmers. Surely that is a small increase. Not enough, in fact, to give the railroads the 6% return needed to maintain the strength of the transportation system that is of primary importance to agriculture and industry. . In late 1947 as compared to late 1940, farmers, for ex-

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