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June 30, 1948

Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA HEIDELBERG GARDENS Dining and Dancing CHICKEN - STEAKS and SEA FOOD OPEN 5 P.'M. EACH SIGHT EXCEPTING MONDAYS LUANA, IOWA For the Herald's Homemakers by Iowa State College Home Economists Dance MATTER'S BALLROOM Decorah, Iowa FRI., JULY 2 music. PEARL Happy Desserts Ahead— IT'S STRAWBERRY TIME AGAIN ^1 EDDIE SANTEVI and SHIRLEY RAY Direct from the Blackhawk Restaurant, Chicago Admission—S1J22 tax included Saturday, July 3 EARL HUNT — and his — ORCHESTRA Old and New Time Dance Music Strawberries are one of the most mouth-watering things any cook can serve. Maybe you and the family never get tired of eating them in your own good strawberry shortcakes, but there are other wonderful ways to serve them, says Mildred Nelson, extension nutritionist at Iowa State College. For instance whole strawberries, dipped in sugar and sparkling with juice, are a grand "finger food," for your next tea or buffet luncheon. And speaking of party desserts, picture a baked meringue shell topped with strawberries and whipped cream. Famous strawberry parfaits are made by melting marshmallows in the double boiler, cooling, and adding the strawberries with a little lemon juice to keep them bright. Then the mixture is frozen for two hours in the refrigerator freezing compartment. Strawberry Scone Puff The luscious-looking strawberry scone puff in the picture above is a special variety of shortcake. You can make it by sifting together two cups of once-sifted enriched flour, three teaspoons of baking powder, a teaspoon of salt and a tablespoon of sugar. Cut or rub in one-fourth cup of shortening. Beat one whole egg and one egg yolk, reserving a white for the meringue topping. Add two-thirds (or up to three- fourths) cup of milk to the beaten eggs and add to the flour mixture, mixing only enough to moisten flour. ' Spread dough in a greased nine- inch cake pan, and bake in a hot oven (425 degrees) about 20 minutes. Remove from pan. Make meringue by beating egg white until stiff, adding two tablespoons sugar. Spread meringue on edge of scone puff. Brown meringue in moder- BASEBALL j At Smith Athletic Field — Postville • Monday, July 5th j Game to start at 2:15 P. M. • Lansing Junior Legion — vs. ately hot oven (400 degrees) e^ight to 10 minutes. Fill center of meringue ring with sliced sweetened strawberries. Serve plain or with milk or cream. The recipe yields six to eight servings. Many families love the plain fresh berries, maybe in a fruit cup with fresh or canned pineapple. And most of them will "go for" strawberry meringue pie, too, which is made by filling a pastry shell with sliced strawberries and adding a seven-minute frosting. Brown under the broiler or in a moderate oven. Freezing Strawberries Just as soon as strawberries have reached their* peak of flavor and goodness. It's time to freeze them for year-round strawberry good ness. Sliced berries usually come out of the freezer with a better texture and flavor than whole ones : Miss Nelson says. Pick the very best berries. Before stemming wash them in lots of good cold water, which has a firming effect. Slice them and pack in sugar, with about three pounds of berries to one pound of sugar (or about eight cups of berries to one cup of sugar). Spread the fruit in a large pan and add sugar slowly. Turn berries with a pancake turner and, when they're well sugared, pack into a container, being very sure it's leak-proof. The strawberry sirup is very heavy and it won't freeze solid so your container will have to be tight. The new glass containers are excellent, and wax containers are all right, too, if the lids fit tightly. Sirup should cover the berries in the package, but there should be plenty of space for expansion in freezing. Most authorities recommend at least one-tenth the height of the container, and in a pint jar three-fourths to one inch is best. Freeze quickly and keep at zero degrees. WEDNESDAY, JU NE „ ^ State News Letter (Continued from page 1) Warren of California, whose father was a native lowan. Observers say the Iowa delegation was far less "bossed" than in any recent years. Convention City Philadelphians generally proved to be pretty good hosts. The cab drivers, waitresses, hotel employees and even the police officers, were more than friendly. Natives of the city said that the delegates seemed to be quite, serious in their determination to nominate their best candidates, and conducted themselves in manner above reproach. Philadelphia is beginning to look "like home" to Frank Nye of Cedar Rapids, who attended the national Junior Chamber of Commerce convention there this spring, was present for the GOP convention and will also be back for the Democratic convention there as a member of the press corps. Convention Notes Senator George Wilson was conspicuous by his absence at the GOP conclave .... he was in Iowa getting ready for the fall campaign .... GOP gubernatorial nominee 'William S. Beardsley attended eVery session as an observer and getting re-acquainted with Iowa political leaders .... For GOP state chairman Willis York of Madrid, a sergeant-at-arms at the conveition, was caught in the rush to see Dewey when the latter came to accept the nomination and lost his official badge .... The Iowa press corps was barred from all caucuses of the delegation during the stay in Philadelphia but their estimates on strength generally followed the vote on the convention floor. Huge Outlays Planned In County For Repairs An estimated $368,000 will be spent in repairing and modernizing non-farm homes in Allamakee county during 1948 according to a report just released by the Tile Council of America. 1 That sum will be expended largely on painting, repairs to heating equipment, new roofs and plumbing, the report disclosed. "Greater availability of building materials will make possible a record amount of home improvement throughout the nation this year," declared Melcolm Schweiker. chairman of the Council's residential construction committee. About 30 to every 100 homes in Iowa will be painted, either inside or out, during 1948 and 11 will have heating equipment overhauled or replaced, according to the report. Nine wilt be rcroofed and eight will have plumbing repaired, bathrooms tiled or showers installed, the report revealed. "To meet demands for materials for both new homes and home repairs, production has been stepped up in practically every type of material," said Mr. Schweiker. Throughout the nation between $2,600,000,000 and $3,300,000,000 will be spent this year on home repairs, according to the report. This is believed the largest amount ever expended for such work. Postville Junior Pirates Here is a Holiday Special with a good game assured. BOOST THE JUNIOR TEAM! •••••••••••••••••••••a aaaaaaaa • AVAILABLE NOW! LOW-COST... EASILY ERECTED Two bedrooms, kitchen, living-dining room, bath, closets. Size, 36 by 18 by 9}£ 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 WA11UT IUI1PINSS AH: INSULATED . .. Double Iflsoiitioa, dead air spice VfNTILATfD ... Adjustable lourtet is cable enda arm IKJHTIO ... Ample windows; ao dark corners CONVENIENT ... Wall -to-wall head •pace ATTRACTIVI... White walls, areeo roofs, semi-Corbie ECONOMICAL ... Pre • fabricatioa aad standard desiga menu low price Four-County Hatchery Telephone No. 234 Postville, Iowa Sudan Good Grass For Supplementary Pasture Sudan grass has often been used successfully as a supplementary pasture crop in Iowa, says Ralph E. Krenzin, extension agronomist at Iowa State College. It is quick growing, dougth resistant, very productive and highly palatable. Particularly important, it grows well during the warmest part of the summer, when permanent pastures are comparatively dormant. The new sweet sudan, recently developed by the Texas Experiment Station, is even more, palatable and productive than the common type. It is sweet and juicy, has non-shattering seed and is disease resistant. Sudan is a hot weather plant and should not be seeded until the ground is warm. Seedings made from mid-May to mid-June are most productive, being capable of carrying two or tHree cows per acre until frost. A well worked seedbed, as for corn, is most desirable, Krenzin says. The recommended seeding rate is from 15 to 25 pounds per acre. Sudan pasture should not be grazed until it has made a growth of at least 18 inches, and it should not be grazed after frost. Prussic acid poisoning has resulted from stock grazing young sudan or new shoots sent up after a frost. After some spring growth has been made, however, there is very little danger of poisoning. Sudan should not be grazed too closely. Krenzin says soils low in phosphorus should not be seeded to sudan unless a phosphate fertilizer is applied. It can be applied during seedbed preparation, so that it is well worked into the topsoil. Keep Pigs Comfortable For Good, Cheap Gains KeSeping fattening hogs comfortable during the hot summer will bring a fatter hog check at marketing time, says E. L. Quaife, extension swine specialist at Iowa State College. He says that tests have shown that hogs kept cool during summer eat better, gain faster and put on weight cheaper. Other advantages are that there will be fewer losses and the hogs will be ready for an early market when prices usually are higher. Quaife points out that there are three things that can be provided to keep hogs comfortable in hot weather. They are shade, sanitary wallows and automatic waterers. Natural shade is best, Quaife says. However, the farmer who doesn't have natural shade in his hog pasture can easily provide artificial shade. A framework of 2x4's covered with straw is satisfactory if it covers a large enough area for the number of pigs. Quaife recommends a shade 20 by 30 feet for 100 hogs. A sanitary wallow will pay for itself if there are more than 20 pigs being fattened, Quaife says. A portable wallow is_more practical than a permanent one. It can be moved as the pastures are rotated. Also, it's a good idea to move a wallow once in a while to prevent mudholes from forming. A portable wallow can be ma'de out of plank and put on skids. Quaife says that a 6 by 10-foot wallow will take care of SO pigs. Provide some kind of shade close to the wallow. A pig won't stay m the wallow long. He will go in for a short time and then head for the shade. As for automatic waterers, Quaife reminds that fresh water is a necessity for fast and cheap gains. A hog's body is made up of 70 percent water and if he is going to put on gains during hot weather he must have a good supply of water. It also serves the purpose of keeping the hog cool. IOWA IS HUB OF THE NATION The first road in Iowa was a ribbon of rich, black soil plowed straight as a die from the Mississippi River to Iowa City, then the territorial capitol. It was 100 miles long and marked the journey for covered wagon caravans coming into Iowa. The modern caravans coming into Iowa are industrialists who vouchsafe that aside from Iowa's rich industrial potential a chief attraction is Iowa's central location in relation to markets and its superb transportation facilities. Industrialists in Iowa are familiar with its facilities and contend that Iowa is the hub of the nation, slightly west of the center of population, with its radiating transportation system approximately equidistant to all markets. Since V-J Day, 250 new industries have been established in Iowa, testifying to its adequate transportation facilities. Records compiled by the Market and Research Division of the Iowa Development Commission reveal that there are 102,425 miles of roads in Iowa. This includes 6.450 miles of paved highway which ranks Iowa fifth in the nation in paved road mileage. In the percentage of farms owning autos, Iowa leads the nation. Major airlines criss-cross Iowa. United Airlines is a major East- West line. Mid-Continent serves North-South transportation as does BranifT Airlines. One Iowa city— Sioux City—mnintaines n Class VI airport and seven other cities have class IV airports. Iowa has 8,886 miles of railroads, exceeded only by the states of Texas, Pennsylvania and Illinois. No (own in Iowa is more than 12.8 miles from a railroad. Iowa is served by twelve major railroads making every point in 'Iowa accessible. In Iowa alone the annual railroad freight bill amounts to more than $100,000,000. There are 135,814 trucks owned i Iowa, one truck for every 19 persons. There are over 13,300 trucks hauling freight and operated by 'more than 9,000 operators. The 46 motor bus routes in Iowa are served by 25 motor bus lines. ' Iowa also served by several of the large interstate passenger bus lines. There are 76 interstate motor freight lines and 80 intrastate trucking lines serving Iowa. Trucking plays an essential part in Iowa's commerce. It is estimated that over 92 per cent of the hogs brought to the Sioux City livestock market are delivered there by motor trucks. Bordered by two navigable rivers, Iowa lies in a position to provide permanent transportation along its waterways which flow to the port of New Orleans, one of the two free ports in the nation. Commerce,has always developed along navigable rivers. State officials and industrialists agree that in Iowa's two border rivers lie a great commercial future. NEW LEGION CLUB North of Decorah on Hljhwiy j HOLIDAY DA NCI SCHEDULE Saturday, July]! DON RHINES' RIDGfl RIDERS ORCHESTRA! Admission—15c * Monday, July \\ JIM CRONEN and his ORCHESTRAl Public Dance Admission— Tuesday. )ulj(| LEGIONNAIRES ONLY FREE DANCE LYNN KERNS and his ORCHES1 * NOTE that Public Duct is i Monday night due to the 1 NOTICE TO THOSE WHO HAVE RELATIVES IN WAR STRICKEN AREAS IN EUROPE: We would like to have the names and addresses of your relatives living in Europe. Will you please hand them in to the Citizens. State Bank or mail them in to the POSTVILLE RED CROSS | CARE FOR HOME GARDEN TO KEEP IT PRODUCING - When it was learned that proceeds from a collie pup, offered for sale at an Indianola community sale, were to go to the building fund of the Friends church, bidding picked up. The pup, which ordinarily would have brought $2 or $3, finally went at (28. Give the home garden every care to keep it producing for all it is worth, was the recommendation given Iowa gardeners this week by Iowa State College extension horticulturist Ed Cott. Cott says the dry weather is affecting garden crops of commercial vegetable growers. If it con- tinuses dry, the home garden may have to supply the bulk of the family's table needs this year. To keep your garden doing its best, hold the weeds down, use a mulch and water where possible. Weed control by shallow culti vation is recommended. Cut the weeds off just below the soil surface to help conserve what moisture is available. If you haven't already done so, Cott suggests that you put a heavy mulch of straw, hay or well dried grass slippings on the ground around the plants, especially such long-season crops as tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and cabbages. The mulch will slow down moisture evaporation and control weeds. Plan to water the garden, If possible. It can be watered through the mulch. Or, if the mulch has not yet been put on, break up the soil surface enough so the water will «oak in easily, water it well, then apply the mulch as soon asMhe ground is dry enough to walk on. No* Have UP SayS Reddy J&lowall Your Electric Servant. Today's high cost of living has Reddy Kilowatt plenty worried. Your expenses have been going up and so have his. It's getting tougher and tougher for Reddy to maintain the present low cost of electricity. Everything in the production and distribution of electricity has been going up constantly in price. Fuel, labor, mater* ials, taxes—everything it costing more. How have Reddy and Interstate Power been able to hold the # price line in face of these high costs? Well, to date it has been because.of qmttt use of electricity by you-and greater efficiency by Reddy. Lota of other businesses have been in the same position, but most of them havi «wen able to increase their price, and thus come out on top. VV« want to avoid raising „ rM „ /<mg „ p0||jbh We are wondering how long we can continue to give you good electric serv.ee at the present cheap rates if our operating and produc- for, cost, continue to rise. Rest assured we are doing everything. worn our power to keep electric rates at their present low level, now long can we protect our customers against a rate increase ... o"'y time can tell. • \

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