Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 7, 1948 · Page 7
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 7, 1948
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PAGE BEVY* fte Herald's Homtmakcrs by Iowa state CoUegTm!!!^S!oS^ |c Family Personalities— MAKE EACH ROOM "SPECIAL Don't Plant Garden If The Soil Is Too Wet t : *' i; V.; * I. ''•*:• * •>•. * »v % y ^fltj 1 M •i 'i ,V3 ruffled bedspread, flowery Uper and fluffy curtains—you Itell at a glance that a happy girl lives in that room. It \\% her dainty personality, just jou'd like every room in your to show what a friendly, in- I ing family you have, vbe your home is one of those il places where the children [ways bringing their pals, and : you're proud to entertain at Bute's notice. If it is, you've i great deal to do with it. For { our altertness to new ideas, uity in knowing how to put together and in making the I of the home furnishings you that makes your home a real- Iccessful one. ' tie surroundings have a direct t rice on the health and happi- of the children. Boys and want to bring home the 4-H >r their special friends proud- hose who can are pretty sure pularity and a happy growing- IRN FOR SALE! BU. GOOD EAR CORN BU. SHELLED CORN BU. OF OATS |Dcliver Truck Lots of Grain )EL BROCK WAY WEST UNION, IOWA 'hone Z62LW or I89W lied— Corn, Oats & Soybeans urling & Palas ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW e Over Fostville State Bank . T. OPSAHL CHIROPRACTOR Hice Over Abernethy's 10 to 12 and I to 5 ays, 'Wednesdays, Fridays ) purs; )UIS SCHUTTE [iLARD SCHUTTE (fal Directors & Etnbalmers lowers For All Occasions fseph B. Steele ^TORNES-AT-LAW 1 Over Abernethy's Store Telephone No. 240 |f.W. Kiesau,M.D. [M. F. Kiesau, M.D. T over Louis Schutte * Sons Tj-Dally 9 to 12 and I to 5 fept Friday afternoons. !• »nd Sat.—7 to 8:30 p. m. L. R. TAPPAN Optometrist Professional Eye Care Phone 91 | ELKADER, IOWA • H. D. COLE Dentist | Over Citlieni State Bank Myera, M. D. \M<* Over HuebnWs Telephones: fH8-W Residence Ut-X „JP« Schneider ^HWABIAW |"»I»0 Pottville, lews «" Iris ThMtre up. And with something to work for, they'll do their household tasks and farm chores more willingly Girl's Room. So it takes special effort—such as the planning which went into the girl's room pictured—to achieve that "personal" look. And it's fun to see what you can do with a lit tie, says Nora Workman, extension home furnishings specialist at Iowa State College. While the downstairs rooms should reflect the personality and interests of the whole family, the bedrooms can often be as personalized as you wish to make them. A girl 's room can be dainty, a boy's room, bold. Or the child 's room can follow along with his interests. Hobbies such as sports, birds or butterflies, and stamp collecting, are teeming with ideas for special rooms. A comfy reading chair and interesting bookshelves lined with books reflect the presence of a happy bookworm. Or 4-H interests can fit into the scheme of a teen-ager's bedroom. Often the upstairs bedrooms are partly spoiled by a sloping roof. Well, here's where those built-in shelves, cupboards and desks can fit in for an interesting effect in any boy's or girl's room. Shelves and dressing tables can be made with the simplest materials, such as orange crates, with some special work by the family. A ceiling which is too high or too low can look lower or higher if the right wallpaper is chosen. Vertical stripes make n low ceiling appear higher, and horizontal stripes make it look lower. Right Curtains. Curtains lied back give the impression of more width than if they hang straight. Short curtains will increase window width, loo, while floor length curtains make windows seem longer. A cornice board carries the eye across the window and makes it look wider. For more interest and fresh spring air, it's possible .to make a large window that won't open into a French window. And let the whole family plan the .arrangement of furnishings. In placing each piece remember principles of good balance and proportion, color and design. Or just bo sure everything "goes together" happily, and that the arrangement is a functional one. It's a challenge, making your home "special". And you can meet it. Let a mudball tell you when it's time to begin preparing the soil in your garden this spring. A lot of gardeners, anxious to get started these fine days, are going to get under way too soon, predicts Ed Cott, Iowa State College nor ticulturist. " • . He says such early birds are likely to begin operations when the soil is still too wet. That compacts it— presses it together so that roots of seedlings simply can't penetrate it later. Even when the top layer of soil can be worked, there is sometimes the danger that it is too wet an inch or so below the surface. Cott says a good test is to pick up a handful of dirt from your garden and sctueeze it. If it forms a solid ball of mud it is still too wet to work. When the ball is crumbly though damp, then it's time to grab the garden tools and start swinging. If you are using a commercial fertilizer, broadcast it over the surface, and work it in by disking or with a rake. Or you can use your commercial fertilizer as a "side dressing," placing it in bands along the rows. On soil that has not been in culti vation for several years or has been in sod, a commercial fertilizer is particularly valuable. You'll have to be prepared to fight cutworms in such soil, too. Vegetables which should be planted just as soon as the ground can be prepared are asparagus, beets, carrots, lettuce, radishes, parsnips, peas, potatoes, rhubarb, swiss chard, onion sets and cabbage plants. Be sure to plant only varieties well adapted to iowa conditions", Cott warns. Resistance to wilt and disease is important in vegetables. And be careful to cover seeds at exactly the recommended depth. That's necessary to get good stands. Find Bees Increase Red Clover Seed Set Choose Plantings For Height and Hardiness Landscape development of the farmstead should result in convenience, efficiency and the; saving of labor, says John Fitzsimmons, Iowa State College landscape architect. Maybe you're thinking of what might be done this spring to improve the home grounds. Usually, says Margherita Tarr, Iowa State College landscape architect, the best plan is a grassed area in the front yard with shrubs around the house. Small flowering trees or low- growing evergreens planted at the foundation of the house seem to make the house belong in its location, she says. Only a few shrubs are needed; it's their placing that counts. How many plants you'll have depends somewhat on how much of the foundation shows. You won't want plantings all around the house, nor the same kind of plants all around. Consider, first of all, when you're choosing shrubs, the height they'll be when grown. Choose the best height for the location. Greatest height should be at the corners of the house, with smaller plantings at the entrance. Avoid plantings under windows which will block interesting views. In a border, the tallest plants should be in the back. Hardiness is the next point to think about. The sun or shade and the amount of moisture needed as well as resistance to insect pests and diseases enter in. You'll also want to think of the density, shape, color and bloom of shrubs you cljoose. Buy good strong healthy plants, soys Miss Tarr, from nurseries known to bo reliable. Iowa farmers are becoming more aware of the value of bees for in-1 creasing yields of red clover seed, according to F. B. Paddock, Iowa State College entomologist. Average production of clover seed in «Iowa is just a little less than one bushel per acre. Paddock has found that where bees are within flight distance, the yield is Increased to around 4 bushels in most cases. With red clover selling around $45 per bushel, that's well worth the cost of the bees, Paddock thinks. Chief drawback to the use of bees for obtaining more clover .seed has been lack of a satisfactory working arrangement between farmers and beekeepers. In the past a straight rental system of $2.50 per colony has been used. -Fqur colonies per acre were recommended. That system apparently was not.| agreeable to the beekeepers, who thought they had too little rent for their bees. Neither was it attractive to the fanner, who thought he was paying too much for the "gamble" of extra seed production. Recently a new system has been tried, and has worked better. The beekeeper charges the farmer no rent, but receives a share of the seed produced, over'and above the state average of one bushel per acre. The farmer thus has no money "tied up" in bee rental. He pays oft only if he gets increased profits, unoeRATanDinQ lotuo cutLD &en MonsoMD «y TUC torn <wio IICUAM MUAICM smnon When A Child's Tongue Slips. Grain . prices were 90 percent earlier. n mid-January above a year ***** Since flax does not compete well with weeds, getting a good stand is very important. * . ***** Clinton oats are about a day or two later than Tama, Boone or Vic> land, but this is not enough to take them out of the early class. Iowa Farm Kernels Your tractor can be seriously damaged this winter by water in the crankcase. To get rid of it loosen the oil drain plug after the tractor has stood for an hour and let the water drain, Iowa State College agricultural engineers say. • • * * * Farm labor wages are showing an upward trend as farmers near the end of their heavy seasonal work and begin looking for year- round help for next season, says Iowa State College extension specialist John Fitzsimmons. ***** There's still time to have 'your seed tested before planting it next spring. ***** A cow's milk production pretty well determines the amount of pro tein she'll need in her diet, says A. R. porter, Iowa State College dairy husbandman. A cow receiV' ing feed low in protein will give less milk. ***** Sheep breeders can save corn by substituting a good-quality legume in the breeding ewe's ration for the corn usually fed, says C. W. McDonald, Iowa State College animal husbandman. Activity is increasing in the campaign to save grain. Most horses can be wintered on roughage. ***** Broadleaf birdsfoot trefoil grows on either acid or high lirrie soil. It produces good pasture. ***** European corn borers have become a lot more numerous in Iowa within the last year. ***** Treat growing corn with DDT if it becomes infested with corn borer eggs. ***** "Who broke the porch swing?' scolded Jackie's father. He must have looked like Goliath towering over David. He glared- at his four year-old son and \waited for his answer. He got it, "Bertie was swinging. I guess he broke it." Bertie was Jackie's imaginary playmate who shared all of his joy: and sorrows, Bertie' had a farm bigger than Jack's daddy's farm Bertie's tractors had "much more lights" on the front than his dad. dy's had. And he had one big field just filled with horses ! Jack had no real playmates of his own age therefore, Bertie had grown into wonderful person. Jack's imaginary playmate had become very real to him, and in this panicky moment he did not think. He was in a tight corner. He did just what grown-ups may do in a pinch. He passed the buck to Bertie. His father's rush attack had stampeded him into a falsehood. Many three and four year old children have imaginary friends like Bertie. Almost all of them try at some time to use their make believe playmates to keep them out of trouble. If Jack's trick works he can use it again deliberately. Then he is approaching the borderline between fantasy and actual falsehood Here is an important stage Jack's learning. But it is not great moral crisis. The procedure for teaching him is simple. First, do not frighten him and force him to defend himself by an untruth. Ask him quietly about the swing. Second,, explain without scolding. "You see, this is a real swing. A real boy broke this swing. Bertie is a make-believe boy. He could not break this swing." Punishment for his lying is not as effective as teaching. If the trick fails to convince his parent, the trick will be discarded, after a few trials. , Third, provide Jack with more play equipment. Then he will not be tempted to misuse the swing. And see that once in awhile he has some real playmates. They will help him to outgrow his imaginary friend, Bertie. Americans ate more eggs per person in 1947. than 380 Iowa had 85 Dairy Herd Improvement Associations in operation during January. EXCAVATING — and — BULLDOZER WORK BASEMENTS DUG C. J. ANDERSON Telephone 192-Y Marquette, Iowa DANCE AT THE DANCE PALACE OSSIAN, IOWA Tuesday, April 13 ——Enchanting Music By DON RHINE'S RIDGE RIDERS EVERYBODY WELCOME! NOTICE To All Farmers! DO NOT BE UNDERPAID FOR DEAD HORSES AND COWS $ 20.oo WE ARE STILL PAYING UP TO (HIDES MUST BE GOOD) FREE GIFTS FOR SMALL ANIMALS If You Want Prompt Attention More Cash and Guaranteed Service — CALL — ALLAMAKEE COUNTY RENDERING SERVICE Postville—Phone 555 — or — COLE RENDERING SERVICE Waukon, Iowa—Phone 600 UCBNSENO .M FARMERS DOUBLE USE OF COMMERCIAL FERTILIZER The amount of commercial fertilizers used, in the United States now is more than double the amount used by farrners just before the war. USDA reports show that the average quantity of commercial fertilizers used annually from 1935 to 1939 was 1,465,000 tons. Last year 3,380,000 tons were used, and it is estimated that 3,566,000 tons will be put on farms this year. Of the fertilizer used, about one- half of the tonnage is made up of phosphorus, one-fourth nitrogen and one-fourth potash. GRINDING, MIXING FEEDS FOsT LAYING FLOCK DOESN'T FAT Grinding and mixing feeds on the farm for the laying flock doesn't pay for the labor and expenses it requires. Iowa State College extension poultrymen point out that tests do not indicate any benefits from grinding or cracking grain for hens. They suggest feeding about a 26- percent protein concentrate rich in vitamins in one trough, with whole oats and shelled corn in separate troughs. This feeding program will save time and give excellent results. Sell it through a Herald Want A* For Extra Roominess and Rilling Comfo'tfj^ tirf You're in for a wholly new conception of truck comfort when you look at a new light and medium duty CMC cab. It's away bigger than any previous CMC design ... 7 inches longer, 12 inches wider across the floor. There's 8 inches more seating width . . . nearly double the number of seat springs, all individually wrapped. Seats are thickly padded and are adjustable 3% inches forward and back. There's 22 per cent more visibility through larger windshield and windows. There's draft-free comfort provided by new insulation, weather sealing, plus a unique fresh air ventilation system, with heating and defrosting if desired. FALB MOTOR COMPANY MAIN STREET POSTVILLE, IOWA Telephone No. 290 JOHN FALB 6- SONS CENTER STREET ELGIN, IOWA DIAL NO. 2531 WHAT MAKES TNE Wffleuwe IN STARTENA SKILLFUL BLENDING CONTINUOUS RESEARCH IT ALL ADDS UP TO DtpQIHltbfc RESULTS ...AND THAT'S WHY IT'S AMERICA'S FAVORITE With today's cost and today's profit opportunity you can't afford to feed your clucks less than the best I Welionestly think that there's no chick starter better than Purina Chick Startena. In every bag of Startena you get the Purina know* how and research that mean results. Quality ingredients; scientific blending of those ingredients, lab* oratory and farm research—they make the difference. Ask the folks who feed Purina Chick Startena. We can tell you many of the outstanding records they're making. Startena has always been good*—but this year it's better than ever, for Life and Growth. See us for your Startena and all your chick needs. YOUR STORE WITH THE CHECKERBOARD SIGN MEYER'S Four-County Hatchery Telephone No. 234 Postville, Iowa

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