Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on July 28, 1948 · Page 2
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 28, 1948
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, l VhY „ ; State News Letter- (Continued from page 1) be able to revise remodeling plans •which would cut down the total cost in order to stay within the appropriation. Building- Continues Reports from the state health department indicate that there has been no let up in building activity in the state. The June report showed that -103 new building permits were granted in the 16 first class cities in the state, an increase of 162 over June of last year, and the value of the new building plans totaled ?2.T99,651, more than double the value of new dwelling construction last year. The remodeling activity wasn't quite as brisk. There were 640 remodeling permits issued, compared with 544 last year, on property valued at $443,527, compared with $225,315 in 1947. BACK HOME Mrs. Andrea Cacek of Cherokee is sailing for Denmark this month: her first visit to her native,land in 38 years. Two sisters will go with her from the United States to visit their mother and three sisters still in the old country. LIGHTNING Lightning struck a gasoline tion at Merrill's Grove, near Harlan." last week. One 7.000 gallon tank exploded and burned: a similar tank, full of gasoline, was untouched. Cool and Clean Eggs Are Best In Quality To retain the original high quality of eggs, gather them frequently, store them in a cool place where the humidity is high, and take them to market every two or three days. Wire egg baskets in which to cool eggs are recommended because they permit air to circulate. Storage temperatures should be as near 55 degrees as possible, says R. E. Phillips, head of Poultry Husbandry Department, Iowa State College. The basement usually is a good place to keep eggs until they are marketed. Phillips recommends sprinkling the floor and walls with water to keep the humidity high in the storage room. Infertile eggs keep better than fertile ones. Male birds should be take from the laying flock, if that has not already been done. Dirty eggs can mean a"" decrease in the egg income, but Phillips suggests three remedies. First, keep the laying hens inside when the weather is wet. Second, make sure the nests are clean. Third, keep the litter as fresh as possible. Use dirty eggs in the home, instead of marketing them. Non-partitioned nests are recommended to reduce the number of sta "' broken eggs. Poultrymen should provide the maximum possible amount of ventilation in laying houses during hot weather, and make sure the birds have plenty of fresh water all the time. Increasing This Year from Iowa State College extension I Tractor Arriffonta ArA horticulturist Ed Cott Observe the'* r *"° r ACCM,elHS ATG fruit closely after spraying. ' It quite a few worms are entering the fruit, put another cover spray on winter varieties about two weeks after the first application. Plum and peach trees may also be treated with the cover spray. CHILD SAFETY DEPENDS ON HAZARD-FREE HOME LENSING'S "BETTER" USED CARS 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe Club Coupe—One day old, loaded -with extras, 1947 Ford "Super Deluxe" Tudor— low mileage: radio and heater. 1947 Chevrolet "Fleetmaster" Tudor Like new: radio, heater, extras. 1941 Chevrolet "Special Deluxe" Tudor—Black; radio and heater. Very clean. A one owner car. 1941 Ford "Super Deluxe" Sedan— Radio, heater; very clean. 1941 Oldsmobile 76 Sedanette 1939 Chevrolet Tudor—Very good. 1938 Dodse Sedan—Very clean 1937 Chevrolet Sedan—One owner 193" Plymouth Tudor—Clean 1936 Ford Tudor 1936 Chevrolet Tudor 1935 Ford Tudor—Really nice Several older models at Give-Away Prices! Dirt Prevention Cuts Out Spring Cleaning JEROME H. LENSING FESTTNA, IOWA Dance MATTER'S BALLROOM Decorah, Iowa SAT:, JULY 31 Music By MOELLER'S ACCORDION BAND If you did a "spring cleaning" this year, you breathed a sigh of relief when it was over and resolved to keep up with your household ever after. And that was a good resolution, believes Fannie Gannon. Iowa State College home management specialist. Along with regular cleaning, she suggests tricks of the trade to make seasonal cleaning sieges unnecessary. Consider the advantage of a smooth surface, she says. Smooth fabrics for curtain and upholstery catch less dust than rough materials. Semi-gloss paint may be a good choice when it's time to re-do kitchen, laundry or children's rooms. And a coat of wax helps out around electric light switches and cupboard handles where finger marks are a problem. Put thumb tacks on the back of picture frames at the lower edge. They hold the pictures away from the wall and prevent dust from gathering. Brush window screens and sills often for less window washing, especially in the summer. Have a thick doormat outside every entrance and shake it often. In the kitchen, an electric ventilating fan is well worth its cost. It carries off the volatile grease from cooking which otherwise tends to settle on kitchen surfaces and catch dirt. Children "learn by doing" and good training in safe habits helps prevent accidents. But, according to Mrs. Alma Jones, child development specialist at Iowa State College, instructions and admonitions aren't enough. Young children need the protection of surroundings kept free of hazards. Every year 3,000 infants under one year, and 12,000 boys and girls from one to 14 years of age, die as the result of accidents. A high percentage of these accidents occur in the home, too often due to hazards which might have been removed. While the death rate fr&m children's diseases has decreased 67 percent since 1930, the death rate from accidents to young children has decreased only 13 percent in the same period. It doesn't pay to expect a child to use the caution grown-ups have learned over the years, Mrs. Jones points out. Because of his lack of experience, a child is unable to understand the hazards of such objects as sharp scissors, a hot pan on the the range or an unguarded electric fan. He lacks coordination in his movements and miscalculates distances. He is naturally curious and is attracted to bright objects left within reach. Check up on your hohsehold for possible child accident hazards. Be sure there are no sugar-coated medicines left where they'll be tempting. Keep knives and other dangerous kitchen utensils completely beyond the youngsters' reach. OATS ESPECIALLY GOOD AS SUMMER DAIRY FEED Indications point toward an extremely high death toll from farm tractor accidents this year, unless special effort is made to prevent tractor mishaps. The farm tractor death toll is increasing. In 1947, 26 deaths in Iowa resulted from accidents with tractors while already during the first half of this year 20 have been killed in tractor accidents. More than half of the 26 deaths in 1947 came during the last half year. The most common cause of fatal accidents with farm tractors is having the tractor turn over when a wheel drops into a hole or when getting stuck. Aside from the deaths resulting when tractors overturned, the farm tractor is considered chiefly a maimer and not a killer. Most of the non-fatal tractor accidents are caused by folks operating tractors without shields on the power take off. There is no excuse for this, according to farm safety • specialist Norval Wardle at Iowa State College. He points out that shields are available and adaptable to all trac tors and machines. FEED SPRING PIGS FOR LATE MARKET APPLY COVER SPRAY TO APPLE TREES NOW It's time to apply a cover spray for control of second brood codling moths on all apples such as Wealthy or later ripening varieties. County Extension Director Fred O'Riley told Allamakee county fruit growers this week. The orchard spray cards, giving directions for properly mixing and application of the spray have been sent county orchardists. Only trees with fruit need to be sprayed, according to information New, oats is a favorite, as well as valuable, feed for the dairy cow or heifer. -> Robert Fincham, Iowa State Col lege extension dairyman,* says that the feeding value of.newT oats is often overlooked. OiSts is a good growing feed, containing two to three percent more protein and fat but a little less total digestible nutrients on a dry matter basis than corn. Oats doesn't contain as much carbohydrates as corn, which means less heat and energy are produced. This cooling effect, Fincham says, makes it especially favorable in the summer dairy ration. A suggested summer ration for Iowa dairymen is 400 pounds of corn and cobmeal, 400 pounds of ground oats and 100 pounds of high protein feed such as linseed oilmeal or soybean oilmeal. Fincham says that it pa3's to grind oats and other grains for dairy cows be cause it aids digestion, utilizing more of the grain. Feed one pound of the mixture for every five or six pounds of milk produced daily. • Oats is especially good in the calf's ration because it is a growing feed. Hulled or rolled oats is best for young calves, Fincham says. Finely ground oats might cause some digestive trouble in young calves. A good ration for dairy calves for this summer would be 300 pounds of ground shelled corn, 300 pounds hulled or rolled oats, 300 pounds of bran and 100 pounds of high protein feed. The Iowa farmer who feeds his 1948 spring pigs to heavy weights for sale on late fall markets should net the best return this year, says Francis Kutish, Iowa State College farm, economist. The bumper grain crop now in harvest will supply plenty of reasonably priced feed for carrying swine to heavier weights. Good business conditions are" also forecast for the months ahead. Those items, coupled with less meat in the butcher shops than a year ago, makes high hog prices almost a certainty for this winter. Despite this favorable outlook Kutish thinks few Iowa farmers will feed for heavier weights. Last February's price "break left its mark on many farmers, with the result that they will probably push their hogs to an early market, rather than run the risk of getting caught in another possible price drop. Smaller '49 Increase ' Kutish is predicting a smaller increase in next spring's pig crop than might be expected, also. Normally we should have a rather sharp boost in hog numbers after a large crop and a favorable hog-corn ratio like we are almost sure to get this fall. However, the high corn loan rate, the favorable financial position of farmers in general, and the memory of February will act as a brake on tke increase in the 1949 spring pig crop, thinks Kutish. Resolve Not To Waste Food For Poor Canning Good canning resolutions are in order for every Iowa homemaker during Home Food Preservation Week, which began July 19. We can't afford to store away foods this year unless we know for certain they'll keep, comments Margaret Kagarice, Iowa State College nutritionist. And she says it's most often n poor seal in cun or jar that causes food to spoil. You won't have faulty seals, she says, if you follow the directions which come with your jar lids and your sealer. Brownish discoloration is a common sign of poor quality. It sometimes shows up in tender young corn, changing the flavor and appearance. Can corn at the right milk stage, when it's neither too young nor too old, is Miss Kagarice's advice. Overcooking may cause discoloration, too. Discoloring of fruits — apples, peaches, pears, apricots and pineapple—may be due to one of several causes. Perhaps the fruit wasn't hot enough when sealed. Or it may have been exposed too long to air before heating. The seal may have been poor. If there's no gas and the liquid is clear, discolored fruit is edible. But if there's off- odor or off-flavor, the food is probably spoiled. Odor, appearance and taste of canned food give no warning of botulinus, an organism causing a j fatal food poisoning. So it's safest to boil all home canned food before using. Botulinus occurs most often in low-acid vegetables such as corn, peas and beans, and meats. FARM KERNELS. If young pigs aren't thrifty and growing well, they may have worms, suggests Dr. K. W. Stouder of Iowa State College. He advises treating them with one part by weight of technical grade sodium fluoride to 99 parts of dry feed. • * * * « The July I government crop forecast was for the largest corn crop on record. The general outlook points toward good business conditions for several months ahead, says Francis Kutish, Iowa State College economist. DANCE — to — RALPH SLADE And His ORCHESTRA SUNDAY, AUG,1| CHECKERBOARD BALLROOM 1 Prairie du Chlen, Wl*. Adm.— 67c plus tu ,- J COMING— J I Friday, Saturday, 8«ni»j|| AUGUST 6, 7 and I -if EARL GRINDLEi and Ms NOVELTY BANjfL Herald Want Ads bring rcsultij There's no time lost when you stop at the sign of Oldsmobile service. Factory-trained mechanics, using modern equipment, swing right into action. Your car receives maximum attention in minimum time. For efficient, time-saving service, drive in today. YOUR OLDSMOBILE DEALER FALB MOTOR Cr IMPLEMENT « Postvilie, Iowa To avoid killing bees, don't spray alfalfa with DDT for seed production when the plants are in bloom, Harold Guhderson of Iowa State College warns. He suggests that for alfalfa seed production one should make two sprayings. Apply the first when the plants are about four to six inches high and the second one just before the blossoms open enough to show color. Both applications should be at the rate of one pound of actual DDT per acre. When it is necessary to prune a shrub, preserve the natural form of the plant as nearly as possible. IlllllllllUlllllllli The Danciest Band In The Land STAN STANLEY — and his — ORCHESTRA Saturday. July 31 —•— IN PERSON! The Bandstand Attraction Of The Year! EDDY HOWARD AND HIS FAMOUS Orchestra With the Famous Eddy Howard Trio and Stars. Tuesday, Aug. 3 LAKESIDE Guttenberg, Iowa DANCE Saturday, July 31 DEL TAYLOR and his ORCHESTRA Music played the Lombardo way. All Modern. Tuesday, Aug. 3 Bennett - Greten — and their — Orchestra Always the Best in Music! New Legion Club North of Decorah on Highway 52 POULTRY CULLING FOR DATES CALL 187 Allamakee Hatchery POSTVILLE, IOWA III Mail Box Name Plates Coast-To-Coast Store D. R. LOOMIS, Owner Postvilie, Iowa | WARNING!! TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of Postvilie, Iowa, has engaged Donald E. Scheak and Associates, Madison, Wisconsin, to rid the town dump of rats. THE MATERIALS TO BE USED ARE DEADLY POISON TO DOGS, CATS AND HUMANS The poison will be set out at the dump on THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 29, 1948 This poison is effective for two weeks., You are hereby notified to keep all dogs and cats confined for at least two weeks from July 29, 1948, to keep them away from the deadly poison at the town dump. Donald E. Scheak and Associates and the Town of Postvilie disclaim any and all liability for death to pets from the poison to be set out at the town dump. TOWN OF POSTVILLE, IOWA M. C. DEERING, Mayor

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