Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 12, 1948 · Page 2
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Wednesday, May 12, 1948
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PAGE TWO. THE POST VILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, MAY «, •it State News Letter— (Continued from page oneJ real estate values now. the state is finding that its recoveries from sale of the properties have increased 528 percent in the last fiscal year. In the past the amount of the sale did not bring in enough to offset the amount of assistance and taxes. However, the reverse is true now. The system is a sound one. according to the Iowa Taxpayers Association, because it "gives the taxpayers and their children the benefit of the estate left, instead of making the taxpayers build up an estate for the children who have not been supporting their parents." Iowa. He got 3,752 votes to 1,511 for Norman Thomas, the Socialist Dewey carried Iowa in 1944 and Franklin D. Roosevelt was second. Watson visited Cedar Rapids where he spoke. He is the only presidential candidate who flies his own plane in getting about on his campaign. His reason for continuing to run on a minor party ticket: Because minor party ideas sometimes are adopted by the major parties and put into practice. He harbors no illusions about being elected but he thinks that minor parties have a definite place in American life. NATURAL FINISH GOOD IN HOUSEHOLD FABRICS HOW DO YOU ADDRESS EM. One of the questions which is frequently asked to us is: "If you want to write your senator or your congressman in Washington, how do you address them?" It is proper to address your congressman simply as: "Rep. J. C. Smythe. House Office Building. Washington. D. C." Address your senator as "Senator J. C. Smythe, Senate Office Building. Washington, D. C." Sometimes some people prefer to address both as "The Hon. J. C. Smythe," though that is not at all necessary. In all of the recent flurry over the visit of Henry Wallace to his native Iowa, almost overlooked was another minor party presidential nominee—Claude A. Watson. Watson, a Los Angeles attorney, is the presidential nominee of the Prohibition party. This is not the first time he has headed the ticket. He was on it in 1944 and polled the third highest total of any candidate—finishing behind the Republican nominee. Governor Dewey. Watson also finished third in POCKET WATCHES $2.50 and $3.50' Gifts For The Baby: Spoon and Fork Sets Lockets and Bracelets Graduation Gifts: Ladies' and Men's Watches Pen and Pencil Sets Pearls W. J. HANKS Your Jeweler ' Homemakers are looking forward j to the special finishes which are j supposed to make home furnishings i fabrics easier to care for and more ! durable, in months to come. But ! right now. in most instances they j are still choosing the natural fab- j rics which have proved their worth j through the years. Here are some of the reasons, from the desk of Nora Workman, extension home furnishings specialist at Iowa State College. Cotton, even without a special finish, is serviceable. Many cottons will guarantee no more than one percent shrinkage on the label. Cottons bleach and dye well, and they're naturally sturdy. And the wide price range in cotton fibers is shown by the variety of fabrics in the cotton family—sailcloth, gabardine, poplin, chintz, cretonne, sateen and muslin. Then there are the long-fibered linen fabrics which improve with wear. When they're washed they retain the lovely luster characteristic of this fabric. Linen is highly absorbent, but the fibers do not abort) moisture, so it evaporates quickly. In making spun rayon manufacturers use the shorter rayon fibers, card and comb them until they lie parallel, then spin them into yarn. Spun rayon draperies may have a heavy, hand-woven look, or the uniformity of machine weaving. These fabrics are especially good for control of light without shutting it off completely. at Jlaii! Wonderful coffee WITH THE New CORY Automatic! The Ideal way to make perfect coffee.- Fill the decanter of your CORY Automatic with water— measure coffee into the upper bowl ... forget it. Brewing heat changes automatically to "keep warm" when coffee is ready. Every cup is just right—See this amazing new CORY Automatic today.. .$27.75 including Federal Tax. HOTH BROS. HARDWARE Hardware Heatinc — flmmMag No. 289 FeetvIUe. I»w» COTTONWOOD RETURNS AS SOURCE OF LUMBER HEAVY WINTER KILL OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER FISH Hundreds of thousands of fish died of winter kill in the Upper Mississippi River between Dubuque. Iowa and Prescott, Wisconsin during the past winter, according to reports summarized by the biologists of the Upper Mississippi River Fish Survey. The length and severity of the past winter were important factors in producing the kill which was. in the opinion of biologists, greater than normal. It pays to grow soybeans in rows if you want a grain crop. The native cottonwood is gaining new importance in Iowa. The wood is light in color and weight, takes paint well, is tough and moderately strong. It is used principally for lumber, veneer, pulpwood and excelsior, and is desirable for containers. Under dry conditions it is satisfactory for roof boards, sheathing and studding. Cottonwood is one of Iowa's fastest growing trees, growing from three to five feet per year in early life, and reaching sawlog size in 18 to 20 years. A planting of cotton wood can produce 1,000 feet of lumber per acre yearly over a 35-to 40- year period. The cottonwood makes a desirable farm crop because of its ability to thrive on overflow bottomland where other crops can't grow. Transplanted, it will do well on nearly all Hawkeye state soils, says Richard Campbell, Iowa State College extension forester. Plantings can be made inexpensively, Campbell says. Natural seedlings can be pulled on sandbars or on overflow land along creeks and rivers. One-year-old seedlings are preferred, since they pull easier and are easier to handle. Before planting, the roots should be pruned back to a length of 10 inches and the tops to a length of 18 inches. Planted six to eight feet apart, trees should be cultivated for the first year to keep down the weeds. FREE REFLECTORS. At Iowa Falls, young bike owners are being given free "reflector strips" for their bicycles, as part of a move to reduce traffic hazards among the city's 600 bicycle owners. <?JS;L And Our Furnace >^Sai 'eoLONiAL -p. Famous COAL FIRED FURNACE Colonial's carefully planned installations plus Colonial's top quality assures maximum Comfort . . . Economy and Convenience. LOUIS L. HILL POSTVILLE, IOWA GREET) COLOniAL fURflflCE SERVICE ORDER YOUR BABY CHICKS NOW! We are now booking orders for the last week of May and early June delivery on our Meyer's Winter-Bred-To-Lay BABY CHICKS If you are intending to share in the profits assured poultry breeders next fall and winter, be sure with our chicks. Order them today—set the date when you will want delivery while we can still take care of your baby chick needs. MEYER'S Telephone No. 234 Postville, Iowa SUCCESS-* GRADS THE MERCHANTS OF POSTVILLE EXTEND THEIR CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENTIRE GRADUATING CLASS OF 1948 AND WISH EACH OF YOU THE BEST AS YOU LEAVE THE CLASSROOMS BEHIND AND STEP FORWARD INTO LIFE. WE KNOW YOU ARE CAPABLE OF TAKING THE WORLD IN STRIDE AND FINDING YOUR NICHE IN LIFE. Abernethy Clothiers Allamakee Hatchery W. H. Behrens Company Commercial Hotel Cook's Shell Service Coast-To-Coast Store Casten Bros. Oil Company Citizens State Bank J. P. Ellis Emil's Place Electric Motor Shop Geo. C. Eder Western Auto Store Earl Abernethy Recreation Falb Motor Company Farmers Store Groth Packing Company J. L. Gregg & Sons Lumber Co. L. Hofer, Trucking and Feeds Huebner's Hoth Brothers Hardware Home Oil Company J. T. Humphrey Hartwig's Service Station Harold's Cash Grocery Hecker Brothers Louis L. Hill Glenn Jarmes Grocery L. O. Koevenig Lovering and Company C. F. Meier & Company Nyberg's Farm & Home Supply Northern Iowa Nursery Olson Implement Company Postville Lumber Company Postville Feed Mill Postville Locker Service Postville Bakery Earl Peake's Old Style Tavern Postville Meat Market Postville State Bank Postville Herald Phillips "66" Station The Palm Rima Cafe Ricker's Super Service Ruckdaschel Motors R. E. A. Office H. V. Steele, Insurance Schroeder's Grocery Gilbert Schroeder Produce Louis Schutte & Sons Boyd Turner, Insurance Thoma Cafe Fred J. Thoma Grocery Glen Tindell V. & J. Cafe A. C. Webster, Insurance Willman Motor

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