Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on August 4, 1948 · Page 3
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 3

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 4, 1948
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[WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, IMS. Look Out! Here Comes The Summer Tourists" [FOREST FIRES CAN BE PREVENTED Chief J By Lyle F. Watts, S. Forest Service, ist year forest fires wiped out communities and made lusands homeless in the state of Damaging fires occurred in f s. Forest fires in California several lives. 11946—the latest year for which Iplete reports are available—it } estimated that more than 172,- (flres occurred in the forests of [United States. All together, r burned over more than 20 mill acres (an area more than six ies that of the whole state of mecticut). I itting forests burn is like burn- up dollar bills, because forests part of the basic wealth of this rtry—the real wealth that our lar bills stand for. When forests |n, valuable timber/ may be de- Ijed, timber that could have converted into lumber for s, or paper products, or hun- of other useful products. • trees not killed outright may kcarred and damaged by fire, so (heart rot enters the wood and s their value, is most damaging to the kg trees—the little saplings and flings that would make the saw- ler trees of the future. If a t is to yield a continuing sup- wood, a growing stock of figer trees must always be kept ing along. But fires, together destructive and wasteful f ods of logging, have converted ons of acres of formerly' good ir-growing land in this coun- into virtually non-productive :eland. re often kills many birds and ia!s and may destroy the food ts and shelter that game and life need. Range fires destroy n valuable livestock forage. destroys scenic values, and 1 hurt the tourist and vacation Jnss which is a principal eco- |ic support of many communi- People are not apt to pick a blackened waste as a vacation idoubtedly fire's worst' damage 3any sections is to the water- i When fire destroys the pro- I ve mantle of trees and shrubs grasses and the leaf litter on forest floor, bare soil is ex. rain water and melting snow iff more rapidly, erosion in- KS , mud is washed down into ns. Flood danger increas- 'Vith the spongy leaf litter and is burned away, the soil ab- less water for underground 56. Springs and wells may I dry- City and community ' supplies may be affected, toiflow may become less regu- «d dependable, varying from a '8 torrent in wet weather to a ^ trickle or no flow at all dur- fry spells. another thing —it costs ' to fight forest fires. And the Iwmes back on us in our tax k do forest fires start? Some parted by lightning; and we , <™ much about that. Until N comes up with a way to ™ lightning storms, we shall ''° rely on prompt detection "wmtenance of well-organized, pipped, fast moving fire »8 forces to control lightning- torest fires. Lightning! fi res occur most frequently •mountainous sections of the f m states, where summer C Storms often come with lit- no rain, in the eastern where thunder storms are F accompanied by heavy C * ewer lishtning-caused ^ntry-wide, only about 10 I hv ,. | he forest . fires are ltay J ight »ing. The other 90 «e man-caused, and, there* Preventable. Parted deliberately, of a grudgt against a neighbor. Some people start fires in the woods in the hope that it will make the woods more open and grassy for grazing their cattle, or with, the idea that they can get rid of ticks and other pests. In some sections of the south, woods burning is still an annual custom, dating back to the days when the settler's chief concern was clearing land for crops or pasture. But most of the fires are the result of plain carelessness on the part of everyday citizens. They are caused by smokers who thoughtlessly flip cigarettes or matches out of a car windows as they ride along the highways. They are caused by people who try to burn trash or weeds or brush to clean up a field or garden patch, and who let the fire get away into the woods. They are caused by campers and picnickers who neglect-to drown out their camp fires when they break camp or start home from a picnic. There are laws against all these things. Rangers and forest wardens have authority to arrest a person who starts a forest fire, even if he does it only through carelessness or thoughtlessness. But they much prefer to have people cooperate with them in preventing fires, so that arrests will not be necessary. • Fires is not the only menace to forests. Destructive insects and diseases cause an even greater loss of saw-timber than does fire. Windstorms and ice storms cause much damage in the forests. Overgrazing in the forests and on mountain ranges can seriously damage vegetative growth and watershed values. Destructive and wasteful methods of logging have depleted timber growing stock over vast areas. Logging takes a much greater amount of saw-timber from our forests than fire destroys. But if you count in all the • billions of young trees and little seedlings—the saw-timber trees of the future— that are wiped out by fires every year, undoubtedly fires destroy many more trees than the sawmills. And when a tree is cut in logging, it ends up in lumber, furniture, newsprint, railroad ties, or other needed and useful commodities. But when fire destroys timber it is pure waste. "Burned timber builds no homes." Moreover, it is possible to cut timber in such a way that the younger trees are safeguarded and the forest will keep on growing more timber. Many progressive forest owners are using good cutting practices, and our public forests are generally managed for continuous production of timber, or what foresters call "sustained yield." However, we still have a long way to go to bring about good timber management on all forest- lands. On more than 50 percent of all our commercial forest lands, cutting practices are still poor or destructive. Although it will take more than fire prevention alone to build up and maintain our forests for maximum returns in products and benefits, prevention of fire losses is one of the first essentials. And forest fire prevention is something that every one can help on. Anyone of us who ever goes into or passes through wooded areas could be the cause of a forest fire if we happened to be careless. And everyone of us can help cut down the huge and costly loss from forest fires by remembering at all times to be careful with our matches, smokes, and fire of any kind in the woods. Twenty-Five Years Ago. Interesting Items From the Files of the Postville Herald of Thursday, August 9, 1023. y On Thursday Dr. A. A. Schmidt of Postville Hospital visited the Herald office to prove that the fellow who said "the most valuable things come wrapped in smallest packages" was a wise guy. His evidence was five radium needles valued at $5,000 to $10,000 each. No doubt longer exists as to who will be Postville's next postmaster, as on yesterday morning Keith Gray received a communication from Washington informing him he had been appointed postmaster and to .take immediate possession. Dr. and Mrs. R. F. Topliff left on Sunday morning for Minne^ apolis and from there will wend their way^ip into Canada, expecting to have an enjoyable two weeks motor trip. Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Beucher and family and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Abernethy and family left Sunday morning for Lake Okoboji for an outing at Iowa's greatest lake resort. Luhman & Sanders, Lloyd F. Putnam and the Douglass Pharmacy had display windows of antiquities for Diamond Jubilee Day that attracted no little attention and elicited much favorable comment. The airplane folks who were with us Saturday remained over Sunday and did a general land office business carrying passengers. They are the first flyers ever in this locality who looped the loop with passengers on board, and all who partook of the mid-air somersault say it was simply glorious. the Knights of Pythias as delegate from local lodge. On his return trip he will visit his wife and mother at Keokuk. Fritz Schara has accepted a position as clerk at John Crosby's. Calmar defeated Postville Sunday in the ball game by a score of 11 to 5. G/istav Klotz of Chicago arrived here Monday to make preparation for the moving of William Thoma's brick building. Fifty Years Ago. Interesting Items From the Files of "The Graphic" published in Postville, August 12, 1898 John McKinley has sold his 186 acre farm to George Barreis. The Pat O'Boy home was totally destroyed by fire Tuesday. The state taxes have been raised to 3.2 mills. Last year's levy was 2.7 mills. One hundred guests attended the silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Heins at the home last Sunday. Dr. Becker left Monday for Omaha to attend the convention of Sour Milk Recipes Give Menus Variety Sour milk or cream is the basis for many a tasty addition to summertime menus. With a collection of recipes on hand, suggests Jewel Graham, Iowa State College nutritionist, you can make good use of it, whether it's a gallon or just a little. Salad dressings, cooked or uncooked, hot sauces for vegetables, garnishes for meats—these are uses for small amounts of sour cream. Miss Graham suggests a' fish sauce you can make by adding chopped cucumbers, salt and vinegar to sour cream. Sour milk or cream improves many a baked product ordinarily made with sweet milk, says Miss Graham. One cup of sour milk or cream plus 'A teaspoon of soda> takes thf place of two teaspoons of baking powder in the recipe. A gallon of sour milk is all you need for a pound of cottage cheese. Use clean skimmilk which has soured at room temperature to a firm curd. Gently cut the curd with a long knife into cubes from one-half inch to one inch square. Then warm over hot water or low heat to 100-105 degrees F. Heat for no longer than 30 to 45 minutes. When the curd seems slightly granluar rather than milky as it is rubbed between thumb and forefinger it has been heated enough. Drain the curd in cheesecloth or other open textured fabric. Rinse it immediately in about one quart of cold water. Too much rinsing washes away the flavor. Miss Graham points out. Add about a teaspoon of salt per pound of curd, and the cheese is ready for the table. CASTALIA ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH L. R. Meinecke, Pastor CLERMONT LUTHERAN PARISH A. O. Nesset, Pastor Sunday, August 8—West Clermont, service at 9:30 a. m. East Clermont, Norse service at 11 a. m. East Clermont, Ice Cream Social and Play sponsored by the Luther League at 8:00 p. m. Tuesday, August 10—East Clermont Mothers Club meets with Mrs. Fridtjof Blockhus at 2 p. m. Sunday, August 8 — 8:45 a. m., Sunday School. 9:45 a. m., Morning Worship. 8:00 p. m., Luther League meeting. Refreshments by Lolita Buddenberg, Duane Meyer, Nanfred Meyer and Lloyd Monroe. Entertainment by Arlene Engelhardt, Davis Buddenberg, Elwyn Stee, Wayne Sampson and Charles Brown. Topic by Arthur Meyer. Thursday, August 12—2:00 p. m., Ladies' Aid meeting. Hostesses are Mrs. Lena Mundt and Mrs. Minnie Mundt. Sunday, August 15—7:45 p. m., midsummer communion service. Announcements may be made next Sunday. Other Castalla News Darlene Drallmeier or Rice Lake, Wisconsin is visiting in the homes of Carlaus Meyer and John Kluss. Robert Hager of Charles City was a weekend visitor with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hager. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Doubek and daughters went to Mason City to visit over Saturday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Klatt and Nancy of Cresco were weekend guests with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kluss. > Mrs. Harry Monsky, Mrs. A. C. Nesbit and Mrs. Jerry Jones, a visitor in the Monsky home went to Dubuque Monday. Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Smith of Janesville, Wisconsin spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schultz. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dahms and children of West Concord, Minnesota visited in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dahms. Mr. and Mrs. H. I. May of Kansas City, Kansas and Harry Hefner of Mexico, Missouri visited in the Alma Uhley home the.past week. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Monsky and Mrs. Jerry Jones of Omaha, Nebraska attended a Grocer Meet held in West Union at the hotel, on Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Arbey Rose and Jeanette and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Carr and son of Postville were Sunday; dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lorence Meyer. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Brandt of Fort Atkinson accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dahms to Monona Sunday to spend the day in the Harvey Dahms home. . Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Stee and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Engelhardt and sons visited in the Morton Stee home in Cedar Falls on Sunday. Sharon Stee returned home with them for a two weeks stay. Qmch ST. PAUL 'S LUTHERAN CHURCH Frederick R. Ludwlg, Pastor Rhythm classes Wednesday afternoon, first and second grades at 1:30 o'clock, third' and fourth grades at 2:15 o'clock, and fifth grade at 3:00 o'clock. Women's Missionary Society on Thursday. There will be a picnic dinner at 12:30 o'clock in the fellowship hall. The program will include the showing of the film, "We The People." Mrs. Minnie Backhaus is the leader. The confirmation class will meet Saturday morning at 9:00 o'clock in the assembly room. Church School service Sunday morning at 9:15. Adult Bible class Sunday morning at 9:15 o'clock in the assembly room. The service Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock. The sermon subject, in the series on great texts of the Bible, is "Choose You This Day." (Joshua 24:15). The annual Brotherhood and Sisterhood picnic will be held Sunday at the Lull's Park. There will be a picnic dinner at noon. The coffee and cold drink will be provided. All members and friends of the congregation are invited. Luther League devotional Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the assembly • room. The Ladies' Aid will meet Thursday afternoon, August 12, at 2:00 o'clock in the assembly room. St. Paul's is open daily for prayer and meditation. ST. BRIDGET'S CHURCH Francis J. Vallaster, Pastor Week-day mass at 7 a. m. Sunday masses at 7:00 and 9:00 o'clock a. m. . Confessions will be heard every Saturday, from 1 2:30 to 5:30 and from 7:00 to 8:30. Herald Want Ads bring results. Herald Want Ads bring results. 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For the first time, oil does every­ thing — replaces the friction clutch, eliminates the usual forward gears, even actuates the mechanism by which you change from Driving range to emergency Low and Reverse. \ou feel the result in new smoothness that's like riding a mighty tide of flowing oil. You move from standstill to road speed in one smooth unbroken sweep of power, quick and effortless in getaway and instantly responsive at speed. You stop by pressing the foot- brake — go again by feeding gas. Once you've set the selector lever, you need not touch it again in normal driving until you're ready to park or back up. Outside engineers look at Dynaflow and say, "Now you've got something!" You'll say so too — once you handle a Buick ROADMASTER with this new driving magic. Try it, first chance you get — and we think you'll want to see your Buick dealer at once to get an order in —with or without a car to trade. *DjmaJI»w Drivt is availabli at txtra ctst ON Buick Readmutir modtts only. 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