Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on July 7, 1948 · Page 2
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 7, 1948
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD. POSTVILLE. IOWA WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, WELL GROWN PULLETS WILL BE WORTH MORE WHEN YOU PUT THEM IN THE LAYING HOUSE NEXT FALL! BOLSON'S 17% STARTING AND GROWING MASH has the extra Minerals. Proteins, Vitamins and Conditioning Elements to prow better pullets for you. When you order growing Mash check the price and quality of BOLSON'S 17^ STARTER AND GROWER. BE A'ERY SURE TO CHECK THE QUALITY! Farmers Store Postville, Iowa For the Herald's Homemakers by Iowa State College Home Economists Clean Grain Bins Ahead Of Filling Pressure Check To— MAKE YOUR CANNING SAFE DANCE Saturday, July 10 Pete Dougherty and his Orchestra ADMISSION—75 cents • Tuesday, July 13 Don Strickland and his Orchestra ADMISSION—75 cents • NEW LEGION CLUB Nortn of Decorah on Highway 52 Everyone Is Welcome ! "Sell! Swap! Rent! Buy! via the Herald Want Ad way. LIKE MONEY IN THE ! BANK Colonial Super Quiet OIL BURNER Replace worn out or inefficient oil burners and save fuel! Colonial's top quality, plus care in planning installations assures comfort, economy and convenience. LOUIS L. HILL POSTVnXE, IOWA GREEfl COLOniPL FURflflCE SERVICE Iowa homemakers will be getting out their pressure canners soon, to gather the first fresh flavors of summer into neat rows of jars on the basement shelf. Though they may not "put up" rhubarb, asparagus and strawberries, most homemakers plan to can and freeze the first green peas from their gardens. This year there are shorter timetables for canning peas and other low acid foods. There is more need than ever for checking your canner carefully and taking good care of it during the season, says Jewel Graham, nutritionist at Iowa State College. Pressure canner testing clinics held last May and June spotlighted the fact that most pressure canners needed repair or readjustment to be in safe working condition. Reports or more than 200 of the canners tested reveal that 121 gauges were one or two pounds off, and seven canners were from two to seven pounds off. Test Canner These facts are important. Because homemakers know that with the new, shortened times for canning, their pressure canners have to tell an accurate story of inside pressure, or the food may not reach the temperature needed to safely sterilize it for keeping. Most of the canners which tested inaccurate last year showed pressures higher than the actual pressure inside. Canning pressures had to be adjusted to be sure of safe canned food. This year nutrition specialists will again hold clinics in counties where there is no home economist. In counties where a home economist is stationed she may test the pressure canners individually, or hold clinics. If your canner proves to be more than four pounds off, it needs a new gauge, or should go back to the company for a check-up. How ever, if you own a recalibrator type of gauge, you may be able to readjust it yourself. Next in the line of safe canning is keeping your canner clean. Those canning accidents you've heard Household Goods At PUBLIC SALE The undersigned will sell at Public Auction at the second house west of the Koevenig Variety Store in Postville, on Saturday, July IO Beginning at 8:30 o'clock P. M. (In case of rain sale will be held on Wednesday evening, July 14, at 8:30 o'clock) Davenport and Chair; Base Rocker; Two Rockers; Clothes Rack; Bed and Dresser; Vanity Dresser; Dining Table and 6 Chairs; Breakfast Set; Occasional Table; End Table; "Free" Sewing Machine; Studio Couch; Metal Cabinet; Flower Stand and Plants; Card Table; Phonograph and Records; Kitchen Stool; 9x12 Rug; Mirror; Desk Lamp; Linoleum; Foot Stool; Medicine Cabinet; Ironing Board; 2 Tubs; Fruit Jars; 3 two-gal. Jars; 5 one-gal. Jars; a Lawn Mower; Play Pen; Baby Buggy; Geyser Oil Burning Water Heater, almost new; Etc. TERMS OF SALE—CASH! LEONARD PEARSON CITIZENS STATE BANK, Clerk EATON WATERS, AucL about may not be due to a faulty canner but to lack of proper cleaning and care. Safety Valve If opening to petcock, safety valve and pressure gauge become clogged, dial or slide pressure gauges may not register correct pressures, or the safety valve may fail to work when pressure becomes too high. Clean the petcock and safety valve openings frequently by drawing a string or narrow strip of cloth thru them. Unscrew the ball-and-socket type of safety valve and clean after each use. (During last year's pres sure clinics, some homemakers found that the ball inside their safety valve had cemented itself to the valve—a highly dangerous situation. The ball had to be pried loose and cleaned before the valve could work freely.) If your canner has a rubber gasket, keep it clean and free from grease. Some types of rubber gaskets should be turned upside down when they no longer give a perfect seal in the original position. If the rubber shrinks, stretch it carefully until it fits the rim. Larger pressure saucepans can be used for canning, too. Three pints is the recommended load for these saucepans. You can get special timetables for the pressure saucepan, along with last year's shortened pressure canner timetables and the latest canning bulletin from the Extension Service, Iowa State College. Insects each year damage much wheat, oats, barley.and other small grains stored on Iowa farms. To help farmers reduce this yearly loss, Harold Gunderson, extension entomologist at Iowa State College, recommends the following four-point control system. , First, clean out all empty grain bins. Sweep the walls and floors. Remove the sweepings and cither feed them to chickens or soak them with old oil and burn. Second, spray the floor, walls and ceiling inside the empty bins. Use a solution of either one gallon of five percent DDT emulsion per 1,000 square feet of Space, or two gallons of two and one-half percent wettable powder spray for each 1,000 square feet. Third, avoid, as far as possible, the storage of damp grain. Most stored grain insects work best in grain which has a moisture content above 13 percent. Heat damage, molding and other spoilage is also more prevalent in damp grain. Fourth, if grain becomes infested, fumigate it. Check for infestation where the grain temperature is above normal. Look for tiny black or brown bugs, or white worms, about two feet below the grain surface. Fumigate with six gallons of an ethylene dichloride-carbon tetrachloride mixture to each 1,000 bushels. Pour or spray the mixture over the . grain surface. Use ordinary precautions in handling the fumigant. Grain so treated can be fed without danger after 48 hours. Gunderson says many stored grain insects live in ground feeds, and he suggests that grain not be stored near ground feed. Where it is impossible to separate the storage places, the outside of the ground feed bin should be sprayed with DDT. a spade. Last, pulverize the soil with a rake and hoe to make a flnc- textured seedbed. Soil in the rows should be broken up "very fine." For planting, make the furrow deeper and soak the soil if it is dry. Cover the seed one-fourth to three-fourths inch deeper than in spring planting, and firm the soil over the row. Where the new garden is exposed to hot sun, excessive wind or heavy rain, Cott recommends covering the rows with a band of sand one-fourth inch deep, if available, or with grass clippings, boards or burlap. If boards or burlap are used, they should be removed when the seedlings break through. Water the garlen once or twice a week, if necessary, until it gets a good start. Practice shallow cultivation and control the weeds to conserve moisture. Garden varieties which will do well when planted now until July 15 include beets, carrots, early maturing sweet corn and bush green beans. For planting between July 15 to August 1. seed Chinese cabbage, endive, kohlrabi, turnips and winter radishes. have started, baking soda or epsom salt usually gives relief. Use one to two teaspoons to a cup of water. Apply with a damp cloth, changing it frequently. Avoid any fatty or oily ointments entirely, for they may spread the poison. Care Of Pullets Now Will Pay Off In Eggs CHECK SEWAGE SYSTEM FOR COMMON TROUBLES Sows and Pigs Can Be Fed New Oats Swine producers short on feed can use good, quality new oats to carry the hog crop along until this year's corn is available. E. L. Quaife, extension swine specialist at Iowa State College, says oats can prove extremely valuable in carrying swine this year, even though it is/ normally a high priced hog feed in comparison to corn. Breeding stock on a good legume pasture can be gotten through this summer by using oats in the ration. Old sows will do very well.when self-fed whole oats, with about one- third pound of protein supplement fed daily during the latter part of the pregnancy period. Grind, Soak Gilts can be fed the same way, though they might need an ear or two of corn daily, and should have the protein supplement throughout the pregnancy period, says Quaife. Experiments conducted at the Iowa Experiments Station indicate that hogs weighing around 100 pounds will make very satisfactory gains on ground soaked oats and good legume pasture. Meat meal may be added to the ration if additional gain is wanted, but it will be more expensive, says Quaife. The addition of mineralized yeast is not recommended for hogs weighing 100 pounds or more. It increased only the cost of gain in the college experiments. Mix With Corn Grinding and soaking the oats is practical when the hogs are fed near the hog house, and where water and troughs are available. When hogs are at some distance from the water and dry feeding must be practiced. Quaife advises a mixture of three-fourths ground oats and one-fourth ground corn or wheat, with 10 pounds of protein supplement added to each 100 pounds of grain. CLOSE CALL When a cable broke on a ditching machine, the 1500 pound boom dropped on Ben Bielenberg of Schleswig. The teeth cut his back and head and bruised him. That was all. TWINS At Maquoketa, twin mules were born to a Belgian mare belonging to Frank Ebersole. Clogging of the disposal field is the most common trouble in farm sewage systems. If the system on your farm is not functioning properly, Harold Beaty, Iowa State College agricultural engineer, suggests you check one of the following four points: The septic tank may be too small for the amount of sewage. The tank may need cleaning. The interior arrangement of the tank may be wrong. It may allow scum and sludge to pass out of the tank instead of settling to the bottom. The disposal field may be too small, or may be improperly built. Best remedy for a clogged disposal field, Beaty says, is to dig up the tiles, and re-lay them three or four feet to one side of their former position. Occasionally a tile line can be cleaned by opening up the line at each end, and flushing thoroughly with a hose. But be sure to make a provision to drain off the water used for flushing, and dispose of it safely. The lines that don't have the proper slope allow sewage waters to collect in a small area. This saturates the soil, causing odors. The soil becomes sour. Tile lines in such areas must be re-laid to the proper slope. SUMMER GARDEN NEEDS WELL PREPARED SEEDBED Iowa folks planning a summer garden have a slightly different problem in seedbed preparation, planting and care than they do with early spring gardening. For one thing, the seedbed needs more thorough preparation, says Iowa State College extension horticulturist Ed Cott. Cott recommends three steps in preparation. First, remove all old, exhausted plants, such as peas, beans and old lettuce. Bury or destroy this refuse. Then work the area well, loosening the soil with REMEMBRANCE When Bill Dau of Algona went up to Canada recently and ' got ready to fish, he found his friends back home had given him something to remember them by. His tackle box had been welded shut! CORN FOR SRI 5,000 BU. GOOD EAR C0u 1,000 BU. SHELLED COM 2,500 BU. OF OATS I, We Deliver Truck LotsotGn NOEL BROCKWlSl WEST UNION, IOWA Phone 262LW ot 1S9* Wanted— Corn, Oats & Soybea REPORT OF CONDITION OF CITIZENS STATE BANK of Postville, Allamakee County, in the State of lowi at the close of business on June 30, 1948 • to the SUPERINTENDENT OF BANKING, STATE OF IOWA ASSETS Cash, balances with other banks, including reserve balances, and cash items in process of collection |j 1871ffi United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed.! lKi'aj Obligations of States and political subdivisions ' ' ** Loans and discounts (including $60.72 overdrafts) Bank premises owned $13,000.00, furniture and fixtures $5,025.50 Other assets $2,398,8 The living conditions provided growing pullets this summer have a lot to do with how many eggs they will lay later on, says W. R. Whitfield, Iowa State College extension poultryman. A summer shelter placed near the edge of a cornfield or grove and on clear range where birds have access to legume pasture will give them the best preparation for a busy egglaying season. Whitfield says. Such an arrangement will give pullets plenty of green feed arid shade. The birds' will improve in health and vitality as well as put on fat. This will mean more eggs next winter. Put the pullets in the summer shelter on a warm day and move them to clean range when they are eight to 12 weeks of age. Move them to the laying house just before they start to lay. or at about four and one-half months of age. Large self-feeders and barrel waterers are other important items for proper summer living. Enough water and feed to last a week can be hauled to the summer range in a truck or wagon, and time and labor can be saved. Barrel water­ ers with an automatic float or vacuum feed, attachment to a long trough provide a continuous supply of clean water, which is more important than fresh water, Whitfield says. Plans for range waterers and feeders can be obtained from the local county extension director or by writing to the Agricultural Extension Service, Iowa State College. $1,007,0 -1 USE RIGHT TREATMENT AVOU) IVY POISONING Dull or smooth, growing bushy, shrubby or climbing, three green "leaves are a signal for caution. The fact is, says Norval Wardle, Iowa State College safety specialist, poison ivy is dangerous in all stages all year through. Symptoms of ivy poisoning usually appear 12 to 24 hours after exposure. But they may show up as long as several days later. Any case,of poisoning belongs in the hands of a competent physician. Wardle believes. But when you've been exposed, the proper immediate treatment will keep the poison from spreading and may prevent or greatly reduce the effect on the exposed parts. Just as soon as you possibly can, wash exposed areas with plenty of warm water and strong soap. Because oily soaps tend to spread the poison, use laundry or homemade soap. Washing with a half-and-half mixture of five percent solution of ferric chloride and 50 percent alcohol solution is another way to prevent poisoning after exposure. When irritation and inflammation DANCE Saturday, July IO LUANA OPERA HOUSE LUANA, IOWA LEO GRECO AND HIS PIONEERS Formerly with Tom Owen's Cowboys — Sponsored by the — LUANA FIRE DEPARTMENT TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations Time deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations.. Deposits of United States Government (including postal savings) Deposits of States and political subdivisions TOTAL DEPOSITS $2,251,914.13 Other liabilities TOTAL LIABILITIES (not including subordinated obligations shown below) $2,252,* CAPITAL ACCOUNTS Capital* - - $ ... Surplus «,K Undivided profits •' TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS ..$2,398, •This bank's capital consists of: Common stock with total par value of $80,000.00 We, Geo. Kohlmann, President, and L. O. Beucher, Cashier, < above named bank do solemnly swear and affirm that the above s ment is true, and that this report fully and correctly represents the i state of the severel matters herein contained and set forth, to the b of our knowledge and belief. Geo. Kohlmann, President (SEAL) L. O. Beucher, Cashier Correct—Attest: John A. Schroeder Fred J. Miller John A. Palas A. C. Webster F. W. Benjegerdes Directors. State of Iowa, County of Allamakee, ss. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2nd dar| (Notarv* Seal) July, 1948. C. C. Hoth, Notary Public My commission expires July 4,1 Motorcycle 1 STAR CLASS C 2:00 p. m. FREE PARKING 3 Miles East of DECORAH ON HIGHWAY 9 w — — W^H^M www j THRILLS - - - SPILLS 1 L -ttle Switzerland Motorcycle Club, Decorab| • A. M. A. Sanction No. 11854 Admission $100, tax toe**^

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