Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on August 4, 1948 · Page 2
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August 4, 1948

Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, W Y 5 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST , ^ Dr.F.W.Norden Optometrist PHONE 137 WAUKON, IOWA Office Hours: 9:00 to 12:00 1:15 to 5:00 EVENINGS BY APPOINTMENT Office Closed Thursday Afternoon Dance MATTER'S BALLROOM Decorah, Iowa Sat., August 7 Music By VIKING ACCORDION BAND with a FUIL-SAVING ^ WILLIAMS AIR CONDITIONER Featuring rv*l-Saving VERTICAL COUNTERFLOW HOTH BROS. Hardware, Heating and Plumbing IOWA RiTAR HARDWARE ASSOCIATION State News Letter- (Continued from page 1) for Iowa governors is going ahead as scheduled. The legislative committee had rejected all bids fox- remodeling because the total was too high. But the contractors did some adjusting, such as reducing electric outlets and other details, and reduced the total to $21,157. This combined with the $27,000 paid for the home will leave about $27,000 to furnish the home to stay within the $75,000 allocated by the legislature for a governor's residence. War Vet Official For the second straight time the Republican party at its bi-annual convention selected its candidate for secretary of state from the ranks of World War II veterans and from Northwest Iowa. Melvin D. Synhorst. a political unknown a few months ago. was selected as the GOP candidate from the field of seven convention candidates. Two years ago the party named Rollo Bergeson of Sioux City, but Bergeson is leaving public life to become a radio executive in Des Moines and was not a candidate for re-nomination. Synhorst, 34-year-old navy veteran from Orange City, was the only candidate from northern Iowa and he won a landslide victory on the second ballot mainly because he was a veteran and party leaders felt that they needed a candidate on the ballot from the eighth district. Another factor was that many leaders felt that the GOP needed a candidate from northwestern Iowa to offset, at least to some degree, the vote-getting ability of Guy Gillette, Democratic candidate for the U. S. Senate against Senator George Wilson. Tested Methods Will— REMOVE SUMMER STAIN DAMAGE New Products Remove Household Dampness Many homemakers are finding new products on the market helpful against damage from dampness in their households this summer. The new preparations, says Fannie Gannon, Iowa State College home management specialist, mean less mustmess, mildew and. rust, fewer moisture stains and warped drawers and less chance of furniture with loosened glue. Developed during the war to keep the contents of packing cases dry, the silica gels and. other substances have many advantages over colcium chloride, which has long been used against dampness. . They may be used anywhere, in or out of the container. They can be dried out again. They don't drip as they take in moisture, so containers for liquid are unnecessary. When no more moisture can be absorbed and drying out or replenishing is in order, the gels change color. Use the new products on closet floors 'or shelves, suggests Miss Gannon. Or enclose them in trunks, bureau drawers or clothes bags. The label on the package gives directions as to the quantity and method to use. Many retail stores now carry such a product. FLATHEAD A fisherman down at Diagonal caught a 28-pound flathead in the Platte River east of Lenox. EXPLOSION As Charley Schnack of Harlan was cleaning out his cistern, he became dizzy and barely was able to- crawl back outside. Guessing that some kind of gas was in the cistern, he lit a newspaper and leaned into the ciatern with this improvised torch. With a roar that shook the neighborhood, the cistern exploded, burned Charley's face. We are going to open an Electric Shop to be known as Postville Electric in Postville soon. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPENING AND LOCATION OF OUR SHOP We specialize in building wiring, farm wiring, electrical maintenance and repair of appliances. Your Business Will Be Appreciated ! Postville Electric Charles "Curly" Schulz Roger Fullerton Most experienced homemakers have found out there just isn 't one general method for removing a stain. A method that works on an ink-stained blouse may ruin the playsuit Junior dribbled plum juice on. If you're not sure, you're taking a chance. So this summer Lucille Rea, extension clothing specialist at Iowa State College, has picked the "stains most likely to appear." Here are her prescriptions for removal—to be carried out as quickly as possible after the stain appears. Grass First on her list are grass stains. If the material is washable, she says, use hot water and soap, rubbing the stain well. If that doesn't completely remove it, use a bleach, providing you won't damage the color. For materials that aren't washable, use benzene or denatured alcohol. Test your cleaner first on a spot where it won't be seen. And always dilute alcohol before using it on acetate rayon or vinyon. Mildew is likely to appear during the height of Iowa's humid weather. Take off any surface mold by brushing lightly. This keeps the mold from being worked into the material. On washable material, soap and water will remove very fresh stains. Drying on the grass in the sun helps. If soap and water won't remove the stain, moisten it with lemon juice and salt and place it in the sun. This often removes slight stains but must be used with care on colored goods. Dip old stains on white cotton or linen in a bleach such as Javelle water or a commercial chlorine bleach, for no longer than one minute. Wash out thoroughly and rinse. Many fruits and berries hit their seasonal height in the next few months and a few stains are likely to turn up in every family wash. Fruit and berry stains should be treated immediately, if possible. Boiling water removes most fruit stains except peach, pear, plum and cherry from cotton and linen, but must not be used on silk or wool. Stretch the stained part over a bowl, fasten it with string, and pour boiling water on it from a teakettle held three or four feet above the material so that the boiling water strikes the stain with force. Alternate rubbing helps. If a stain remains, squeeze a little lemon juice on it and place it in the sun. For fresh peach, pear, cherry and plum stains on cotton and linen and for any fruit stain on wool or silk materials (either white or colored), first sponge the stain well with cool water; then work glycerine or a soapless shampoo into the stain, rubbing lightly between the hands. Do not use soap because it will set the stain. Let it stand for several hours, then apply a few drops of vinegar or oxalic acid, allow to remain for a minute or two, then rinse thoroughly in water. Perspiration Hot weather work means perspiration and perspiration often means stains. Here's how to remove them. Perspiration is usually acid, so you can sometimes restore colors which have changed by a stain, by treating with an alkali. Dampen the stain with water and hold it over tbe fumes from an open ammonia water bottle. Old stains may be alkaline; then try vinegar. GUARD LIVESTOCK FROM SCREWWORM EGG INJURY Farm livestock should be looked over carefully this time of year for accidental cuts and wounds. Where cuts are found, they should be treated with U. S. Smear 62 or 82 to prevent screwworm eggs being laid in the founds. It is important to inspect all farm animals once a week throughout the summer and fall, and to treat all wounds. Smear 62 or 82 should be applied generously, and the treatment repeated until the wound is healed, recommends Iowa State College entomologists. Apply the smear with a paint brush in and around castration wounds and dehorning injuries. Screwworm maggots hatch from eggs laid in open wounds by redheaded flies from the South. The maggots make painful attacks on living tissue, and may cause death if not treated. FARM KERNELS. The competition of grass and weeds can slow the growth of new shrubs and trees for many years, says Margherita Tarr, Iowa State College landscape architect. For the first few years cultivate around the plantings from time to time all summer, whenever weeds or grass show up. • * • * • Ninety-eight percent of all small grain fields rejected for certification in 1946 were turned down because of primary noxious weeds. Last year only 88 percent of the rejections were caused by primary noxious weeds, indicating that farmers did a better job of controlling such weeds. Pasturing off oats on an oats- legume seeding makes a good emergency pasture and is a sure way to establish a new legume stand, says Ralph Krenzin, Iowa State College agronomy specialist. THE TRUTH ABOUT THE COST OF LIFE INSURANCE BUY DIRECT AND SAVE The selling of Life Insurance by agents greatly increases its cost. Now, in Iowa, there exists a well established Old Line Legal Reserve company which employs no agents, passing along the saving to its policy holders. Investigate. Write today, giving age. American Home Life Company SPENCER, IOWA Bruce Floor. Cf«an«r/ Qf. Clean and Wax Floors anding, Up! The wonderful, back-saving Bruce Doozit is here! Used with famous wax-rich Bruce Floor Cleaner, the Doozit whisks away dirt and dullness ... leaves wood floors'and linoleum spotlessly clean, lustrously beautiful. A BMUCM M Uoozit £/f AA Complete with one Extra pads... 19c 68c Gal. $1.95 J. L Gregg & Sons Lumber Co. "The Place To Buy When You Want To Build" Telephone 241 Postville, Iowa Safety Department Issues Warning To AH Motorists "The fatal month of August is here again" is the warning issued by Highway Patrol Chief S. N. Jcs- pcrsen, in recalling that 72 people were traffic fatalities in August 1947. He urged all drivers to use every precautionary measure when using the highways and streets during Iowa's fatal traffic month of last year. Chief Jespcrsen pointed out that the majority of people killed in August of '47 were male, were in the 20 to 29 age group, and were passengers. Of the 72 fatalities 50 were males; 18 were in the above age group, and 34 were passengers. Besides the 34 passengers, 26 drivers were killed, 11 pedestrians and one bicyclist were included. Fatalities in the other age groups included 12 in the 30-39 classification, eight each in the 10-19, 50-59 and 60-69 groups, seven in the up to nine years group, six in the 4049 class, three in the 80-89 group and two in the 70-79 group. Nineteen of the fatal accidents occurred in cities and towns, and the other 53 were in rural areas. Federal and State highways were the scene of 35 fatal accidents while 16 were killed on rural roads and two at intersections of highways. Collision with another motor vehicle accounted for the majority of fatalities during August a year ago, according to the records given by the Chief. This type of accident took 26 lives, although 22 were killed in the familiar type called "ran off roadway." Motor vehicles colliding with pedestrians killed 11 pedestrians and. two motorists. Train and motor vehicle collisions were responsible for five deaths and cars overturning added three more. Other types included one fatality each for "collision with a bicycle," collision with a fixed object, and a non collision. Saturday was the bad day of the week in August, 1947, claiming 19 lives. Other days of the week were lined up as follows: 13 on Thursday, 10 each on Sundays and Tuesdays, nine on Fridays, seven on Wednesdays, and only four on Mondays. Chief Jespersen stressed the fact that drivers should be particularly careful during certain hours of the day, because of the fatal accidents occurring during these hours last August. The hours demanding special attention are 8 to 9 p. m., and midnight to 1:00 a. m. A year ago eight fatal accidents happened during each of these periods in August. Continuing the hourly schedule, the records disclose six killed between 3 and 4 p. m. and between 10-11 p. m., and five each during the hours 6-7 n. m. and 11 pp, m. to midnight, wWfe the hours of 6-7 p. m., 7-8 p. m. and 9-10 p. m. registered four each; 7-8 a. m., 9-10 a.»m., 11 a. m. to 12 noon, 2-3 p. m. had three each;. 10-11 a. m. and 1-2 p. m. had two each; and one each was- reported for 2-3 a. m., 3-4 a.m., 12 noon to 1 p. m.. 4-5 p. m„ 5-6 p. m., while the other four hours apparently were the safest, with no fatalities listed, 1-2 a. m., 4-5 a. m., 5-6 a. m., and 8-9 a. m. In summing up the fatal accident record for last August, Chief Jespersen suggests that males, between 20 and 29 years of age, anticipating being motor vehicle passengers, watch out for motor vehicle collisions, on Saturdays, between midnight and 1 a. m. or between 8 and 9 p. m.. on U. S. Highway No. 6 this coming month. He concluded that all Patrolmen will be constantly correcting bad driving habits and attitudes on the Highways, and will be especially on the alert for speeders. TONGUE Orlando Anderson left a binder setting in a grain field one night recently. Next morning, only the tongue remained. The rest of the machine was destroyed when it was struck by lightning. niii L EO — and Ms — PIONEERS OLD TIME & MODERN MtgM Returning by popular MIIIMJJ Saturday, Aug, LAKESIDE GUTTENBERG, IOWA IDl|||ll!llirail)llll|!imilllll!lllll!lll!!IB!l!lli!lllfl!illl* SLOWING UP At Exira, Mrs. Mary Kilworth has not been able to work in her garden this summer for the first time in many years. She is 106 years old and is probably the sec- on-oldest person in Iowa. Lime bought for application to Iowa soils should be finely ground for best results, says H. B. Cheney, Iowa State College argonomist. I11IIIN Sale Dates THURSDAY, 1:00 p. m. AUGUST 5 AUGUST 12 NO SALE SEPTEMBER i COUNTY FAIR; • •••• •'• - • r '3 Last week we soldi grass steers, weig 1290, at $35. WEST UNION AUCTION EXCHANGE WEST UNION, IOWl POULTRY CULLING FOR DATES CALL 187 Allamakee Hatchery POSTVILLE, IOWA WARNING!! TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of Postville, Iowa, has engaged Donald E. Scheak and Associates, Madison, Wisconsin, to rid the town dump of rats. THE MATERIALS USED ARE DEADLY POISON TO DOGS, CATS AND HUMANS The poison was 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 week* 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 Postville 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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