Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 19, 1948 · Page 7
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 19, 1948
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bNESDAY, MAT W, 19M. THE POSTVILLE HERALD. POSTVILLE, IOWA PAGE SEVEN Herald's Homenwkcn by Iowa State College Home Economists ttress Buying— 'S COMFORT THAT COUNTS ever gone shopping the bedding department •niture store and felt you it looking, at some well- packages? Each mattress rapper in the form of tick- catches your eye but nothing of what's under­ let! igh a good quality ticking ance MATTER'S MLROOM Decorah, Iowa r. r MAY 22 f ! Music. By ( HARTMANN j And The WMT ra Cornhuskers r and New Time Dance Music teph B. Steele rrORNEY-AT-liAW Over Abernethy'a Store telephone No. 240 rling & Palas rTORNEYS -AT-LAW Over Postvllle State Bank [T. OPSAHL CHIROPRACTOR lice Over Abernethy'f Irs: 10 to 12 and 1 to 5 . ivs, Wednesdays, Fridays } IS SCHUTTE LARD SCHUTTE ll Directors & Embalmers lowers For All Occasions ^.W. Kiesau, M.D. 1F. Kiesau, M.D. tver Louis Schutte & Sons -Daily 9 to 12 and 1 to 5 tpt Friday afternoons, and Sat.—7 to 8:30 p. m. L. R. TAPPAN Optometrist ite Professional Eye Care Phone 91 ELKADER, IOWA H. D. COLE Dentist Over Cltlsens 8tate Bank • Myers, M. D. Ice Over Huebner's Telephones: 188-W Residence 1M-X • F. Schneider VETERINARIAN ' No. 170 Postvllle, Iowa In Iris Theatre Building" may indicate a durable, comfortable mattress, you obviously can't tear off the wrapper to find out. So here are some facts from the desk of Norn Workman, Iowa State College home furnishings specialist, to connect with the information on the label, or to help you ask intelligent questions. Innerspring. This year you may be in the market for a new innerspring mattress. An innerspring is made with a scries of coil springs padded at the top and bottom with layers of downy cotton felt, hair or lamb's wool. They are engineered in different ways to be sure there's a sound and comfortable distribution of body weight. A good innerspring mattress never has fewer than 180 coils, while a quality mattress is often made up of as many as 900. A "double deck" innerspring has an upper layer to fit the body curves, a lower layer to carry body weight. There are several other types of innerspring construction for comfort and durability. The upholstered layers which cover the top and bottom of the innerspring unit may be of felted cotton, curled hair or latex pads. If a latex pad covers the springs it should be at least an inch thick and cover the entire mattress surface. The solid-filled mattress that is most widely used is cotton. Cotton-filled mattresses of the better type contain long-fibered (staple) cotton, felted into layers. Mattresses made from the shorter, second- grade cotton "linters" are less expensive, but they pack and lump after a short time. The "compartment-filled" cotton mattress is usually more expensive than the cotton felted, and these mattresses now have features which used to be found only in innerspring constructions. Ticking panels are strengthened by lightweight felt quilting, and the inside of the mattress is a "compartment" made of muslin walls and filled with layers of high quality cotton felt. The "plater" mattress is an inexpensive cotton fill made with felted layers and loose filling materials compressed into a "sandwich" and forced into the mattress ticking. Least expensive is the blown mattress which is filled with cotton fluff made from either high or low-grade cotton. Other Kinds. Kapok, a vegetable fiber, makes mattresses which are exceptionally soft, light and easy to handle. But they need frequent sunning and airing. Life expectancy, also, is not very long. You'll be hearing more of rubber mattresses made from foamed latex, the whipped-up milk of the rubber tree. The millions of tiny air bubbles formed when this is baked gives the latex mattress its floating ease as well as firmness. However, these mattresses are only three to 4>A inches high and should be combined with a special box spring, about lOVa inches high. 11,500,000 Workers Under Social Security "Two million working women and nine and one-half million working men in the United States are now permanently insured for old-age and survivors Insurance," Philip A. Beardsley, Manager of the local Social Security Administration office stated today. "This is three million more people than were permanently insured a year ago. The great majority of them are in the group under 56 years." Figures recently released by the Sociay Security Administration show that every day more workers arc acquiring a permanently insured status, which will pay them insurance at 65 or their survivors at their death. Beardsley explained that a quick rule of thumb for determining the existence of a permanently insured status is this: "Count the time between • January 1, 1937, and your 65th birthday. . As soon as you've worked one-half of this time, or as soon as you have worked 10 full years, you have a paid-up policy, or what we call a permanently insured status." Once the permanent status is acquired, a person need not work any more to receive benefits when he is 65 or for his survivors to receive benefits when he dies. "However," Beardsley continued," I want to be sure to make it clear that the amount of the insurance benefit will be more, the longer you keep working." Iowa Communities Preparing For Flies Iowa communities that enjoyed a fly-free summer last year intend to repeat that pleasant experience. They have been almost unanimous in declaring they will again follow the simple program of good sanitation and regular spraying with DDT that brought excellent results in 1947. They'll do an even bitter job this year, most of them say. Knowledge of fly control methods gained in their first campaign will be put to use. Try More Sprays t Harold Gunderson, Iowa State College entomologist, says one of the things which will be tried this year is additional sprays. Many towns have used a single spray in June, but those who repeated the general spraying in midsummer had the best results. Spraying of garbage cans, dumps and other fly- breeding spots was found to be necessary much oftener. R. W. O'Connor, secretary of the Independence Chamber of Commerce, reports "We found that garbage cans should be sprayed every time they are emptied. Such spraying will prove a big help to the food dealer." Cover Thoroughly F. M. Brutsman, mayor of Traer, says that in the campaigns carried out there in 1946 and 1947 it was found that complete coverage when spraying is highly important. From Lamoni the report is that two sprays did a good job last year, but a third one would have helped further. That third spray is planned for this year. Not only frequent spraying, but thorough spraying, is advised by those who have participated in fly control campaigns. Fire Prevention Part Of Homemakers' Job The homemaker's job has variety, that's certain. According to Norval Wardle,' Iowa State College safety specialist, the homemaker is the logical person to be home fire chief. Fifty percent of farm fires start in the farmhouse, says Wardle. Too often during the summer months we forget the need for caution. Electric irons alone start 40 fires a day in American homes. Ignition of hot grease and cook stove fires account for many more. Home dry cleaning is a common cause. Smoking in bed kills more people than any other single fire hazard, Wardle points out. And more than a third of the fires that happen in the home every year are the result of careless smoking. As fire chief in your home, you can check up on the rest of the family and thus prevent fires which start through carlessness. You can encourage the best method of fire prevention, alertness. You can influence the family by example. Be especially careful in your own everyday tasks. Deputize a man in your family to check electric connections and outlets regularly. .Provide enough ash trays. Always keep oily rags and dust mops in a wide open space. Keep attic and basement cleared of accumulated papers and magazines. It's an extra precaution to have approved fire extinguishers handy. Herald Want Ads bring results. DANCE SatorAay,Hlay22 CEC TURNER and his ORCHESTRA Tuesday, May 25 LYXH KERNS — and the Rhythm Club Orchestra NEW LEGION CLUB North of Decorah on Highway 52 EVERYONE WELCOME! *Ksirii WALNUT GARDEN COTTAGE AVAILABLE NOW! lOW-COST ... EASILY ERECTED Two bedrooms, kitchen, living- dining room, bath, closets. Size, 36 by 18 by 9 l A feet Prefabricated of selected material for strength, durability, pleasing appearance. Fully insulated. A variety of floor plans to suit your needs. Easily erected of precision built sections. Quality materials. Save with Walnut Pre-Fabrication. COME IN TODAY... GET FULL DETAILS. PLACE YOUR ORDERS NOW! MEYER'S Four-County Hatchery WALNUT •UILDINGS AMI: INSULATED . . . Double Insulation, dead tir space VENTILATED ... Adjustable lourrts in gable ends WELL LIGHTED . Ample windows; no dark corners CONVENIENT Wall - to • wall head •pace ATTRACTIVE ... White walls, sreea roofs, semi • Gothic ECONOMICAL . . . Pre • fabrication and standard design means low price FEWER CATTLE ON FEED NOW THAN YEAR AGO Telephone No. 234 Postville, Iowa NOTICE To All Farmers! DO NOT BE UNDERPAID FOR DEAD HORSES AND COWS WE ARE ^ STILL PAYING YJ fl OO UP TO «4w« (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 . LICENSE NO. M Corn Belt cattle feeders marketed their cattle at a rapid rate during the first three months of the year, and at the same time cut down on the number of cattle they put on feed. The result—fewer cattle on feed April 1 than a year earlier. Iowa had a 28 • percent drop, which was exactly average for the western half of the Corn Belt. In reporting these facts, Francis Kutish, Iowa State College agricultural economist, says that cattle going into the feedlots this winter have cost much more than during the previous two years. Average cost from January through March was $28.68. This compares with $18.43 for the same period last year and $13.95 in 1946. "Short corn supplies have' also put a damper on feeding operations," says Kutish. "Corn Belt feeders reported they had a third less corn on hand at the beginning of April than a year ago." Marketing intentions of the feeders are such that about 50 percent of the- cattle on feed will be marketed by July 1. This is about the same proportion as last year. If these intentions are carried out, there will be about 25 ercent fewer cattle coming to market'from now until next fall. "And. if marketings should speed up as they did 'during the first of the year, then sale of finished cattle will thin out pretty fast during the latter part of the summer," Kutish concludes. 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 DANCE WHITE SPRINGS BALLROOM McGregor, Iowa SAT., MAY 22 HILL BILLY RHYTHM BOYS OPEN WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY starting May 12th COMING—SAT., MAY 29: BOB AND HIS BOYS ASK FOR BOLSON FEEDS THEY ARE ALWAYS GOOD- SAVE YOU MONEY TOO! VOTE FOR W. 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