Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on August 11, 1948 · Page 2
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 11, 1948
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, AUG U8T „ *• ATTENTION! RETIRED FARMERS, BUSINESSMEN. YOUNG MEN OVER 31—Opportunity to become established in business in this territory around Postrille. selling Farms, Houses, City and Business Properties. —Contact — Earl Chamberlain 430 Guaranty Bidg., CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA J. T. Humphrey POSTVILLE, IOWA Pike Explored Upper Mississippi In 1805 Lieutenant Zebulon M. Pike was sent to discover the source ot the Mississippi. He reach ed the present site of Keokuk on August 20, recommended the site of Burlington for a military post on August 23. encamped on present site of Davenport on August 27 investigated Dubuque lead mines on September 1. and conferred with Chief Wabasha at mouth of Upper Iowa River on September 10th Pike left a detailed account of the eastern border of Iowa in 1805 but failed to discover the source of the Mississippi. This is a good time to cash in old and off-type cattle. Rex Beresford of Iowa State College thinks. Mail Box Name Plates Coast-To-Coast Store D. R. LOOMIS, Owner Postville, Iowa Notice of Sale of School Property You are hereby notified that the Board of Education of the Woodland School District will sell to the highest bidder the school building, wood shed, toilets, and all school equipment, such as desks, piano, maps, globe, stove, playground equipment, etc. If sold, all buildings to be removed from the said property by October 15, 194S. Sealed bid must be in the hands of the secretary, Mrs. Fred L. Baltz, on or before August 28, 1948. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids if considered unsatisfactory. Dated at Postville, Iowa, this 10th day of August, 1948. Signed: ARNOLD KLEMME, President. EGG PRODUCTION BY INSULATING? WALLS, FLOORS oadCftUNOS OF 90UUHY HOUSIS Ask For Defai/s Postville lumber Co. H. J. MEYER, Manager Telephone 196 Prepare Now For That— PARADE OF PEACH DISHES Peaches may not be quite as plentiful this year, but for most of us they are one fruit which is a must" on our shelves for winter meals. This year, so we're told, the peach crop is smaller than the big one we had last year, but it is still a little above average. Also the crop from the western states will lag a little before it reaches our local stores. As for apricots, the 1948 crop is larger than the small one we had last year—which means we'll have more opportunity to tuck this luscious fruit into jars or freezer cartons for cold weather meals. This crop, too, will be two to three weeks later than usual, but prices are expected to be lower. Let's Freeze Peaches Most homemakers are "old hands" at canning peaches. In fact, it's one one fruit that is fairly easy to "put up." Freezing, of course, does even better job of helping peaches keep their bright color and special flavor. Pit and slice the fruit. The best varieties of peaches for freezing, according to Iowa State College foods specialists, are Sun- gold, Polly, Elberta and Hale. Be sure that they are mature when you buy them. Let them ripen to best eating quality, and then get them ready for freezer locker storage without delay. Sort them carefully. Wash, drain and trim. Either peel them with a stainless steel knife or scald them in hot water for a few seconds so the skins will slip off easily. If you scald them, cool them promptly in ice water, and skin. You won't need to peel apricots unless you desire. Pit and slice the fruit. If the peaches are small, you may wish to half or quarter them. Put the prepared fruit in approved freezer locker containers and add just enough sugar sirup to cover every slice. You'll want to make the sirup before you start to fix the fruit. And be sure it is cool before you pour it over the peaches. Otherwise they will be apt to cook a little and turn a brownish color. Prevent Browning When air gets at fruits, it oxidizes them, turning them brown. One way to prevent this discoloration is to use crytalline ascorbic acid (vitamin C) or a prepared mix made especially for the purpose. You can buy these materials at a drug store or local locker plant. Use ascorbic acid crystals in the proportion of ?i teaspoonful to each quart of cold sirup. Follow directions on package for the prepared mixes. Also, be sure the "floating" fruits, such as peaches and apricots, are kept below the " sirup. Here's a good method to hold them down. Place a crumpled piece of wax paper or cellophane on top of the fruit. Be sure to allow for expansion •vhen the fruit freezes. Leave about one-tenth the height of the con tainer for this. Canning Pointers It's tempting, when you have a large box or basketful qf peaches, to want to prepare them all at once. But fixing them in small portions is wiser. That's because peaches will tend to brown at a moment's notice. To prevent this darkening, place the prepared fruit in a salt bath (1 tablespoon of salt and 1 tablespoon vinegar to two quarts of water). Rinse them later. Add 14 cup of sugar 1 to one pound of fruit to draw out the juice. Heat the fruit to boiling. Pack hot. Cover with boiling juice or sirup. Process pint or quart jars for 20 minutes in a boiling water bath. Hoppers Plagued Western Iowa In the decade following the Civil War grasshoppers swarmed over western Iowa. An eye-witness along the Missouri slope wrote: "Their appetites were as ravenous (as) their saw-toothed jaws were destructive; they spared neither the garden lot or cornfield, cabbage, turnips, cornblades, corn in any shape, tobacco chews, old boots, fork handles and overcoats, all perished before their destructive powers and appetites. Here they lit without request and here they tarried without invitation." It BURNS flfUS COLONIAL Tim ALL-PURPOSE FURNACE Coloniar* Deluxe forced air heating unit . . . may be hand or stoker fired. Easily converted from coal to gas or oil. Luxurious warmth ... economical—"Lifetime" service. LOUIS L. HILL POSTVILLE, IOWA GREED COLOMRL FURRflCE SERVICE WINNESHIEK FAIR DECORAH, IOWA AUGUST 19 to 22 — presents — "Cavalcade of Stars" Produced in Its Entirety by Barnes-Caruthers Theatrical Enterprises, Inc. MOST UNUSUAL BOOKING OF HIPPODROME ACTS EVER SHOWN AT A COUNTY FAIR BIGGEST CARNIVAL TO PLAY N.E. IOWA in recent years will be featured on Midway during the 1948 Winneshiek County Fair. SOCIETY HORSE SHOW Fourth Annual Society Horse Show THURSDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 19. IT'S THE BIGGEST LITTLE FAIR IN IOWA 3 Colossal Day* — *4 Thrilling Nights AT DECORAH AUGUST 19 - 2 2 State News Letter- (Continued from page 1) Ifetate been in bettei' financial corn dition. Johnson's report, the first made since the legislature grouped, all special funds into the general revenue fund, shows a net expendable balance of $101,782,713, with an appropriation liability, (what the state has obligated for the fiscal year), totaling $101,6-18,362. The report shows an increase of 22-million dollars in tax revenue during the past fiscal year. The Iowa Taxpayers association suggested recently that all surpluses above 25-million dollars be allocated to help reduce school, city and county' property taxes. Since 1941 state revenue has in creased from 39-million dollars to nearly 97-million v dollars. State sales tax increased from 16-million to nearly 45-million during that period and income tax collections jumped from nearly five-million to a record 15-million dollars. BROTHERS Mrs. Ed. Boer of Sheldon was pleased to learn recently that she has three brothers one in Oregon, one in Vermont and one in Massachusetts. Youngest of a family of six, Mrs. Boer was placed in an orphanage and later adopted. The brothers had managed to keep track of each other through the years but had lost track of the baby sister. COFFEE Lucille Hildebrand, of Waukj who is now living in Munich, Q, many, is, taking piano lessons.'5 rents the instrument by the nioij from its German owner, paying monthly rental of two pounds 1 coffee and one of margarine, ?ij lessons cost her two cans ol j$ per lesson. Clean eggs bring morc money, Making silage from grass and legumes is especially recommended this year to help stretch forage supplies that were shortened in many parts of the state by winter killing. , DANCE WHITE SPRINGS BALLROOM McGregor, Iowa Sat, August 14 ARNIE STUHR'S BAND COMING—SAT., AUGUST 21: GUS CUHRMAiVS BAND NOTICE... We wish to announce that we have assumed the J. T. Humphrey Real Estate Business. We will specialize in Farms, Houses, Business and Business Properties. Mr. Humphrey will continue in the business with us as he has in the past. Chamberlain Real Estate and Business Exchange Phone 262 . Postville, Iowi | or CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA Dial 3-5252 430 Guaranty fildg| fit BACK TO SCHOOL MONDAY, AUG. 30 in the best looking, and most practical clothes in any class! Make us your "Back To School" Headquarters. * SPORT SHIRTS * UNDERWEAR * SOCKS * BELTS * SWEATERS * FLANNEL SHIRTS *POLO SHIRTS SLACKS Boys' Corduroy Slacks, made with Miracle Waist Band % k Ag Sizes 4 thru 12_ Ht*VO OTHER SLACKS PRICED AT$2.98 and up SCHOOL 1 XX. S ~-» JACKETS Plaids — Plain Colors Sizes 4 thru 20 Boys 9 Pajamas Broadcloth and Flannels Sizes 2 thru 18 Waist Band Overalls-Sizes 6 thru M| Bib Overalls—Sizes 6 thru 16 in Blue or Fisher Stripes OVERALLS - We have a large selection of Boys' Wear for you to choose from. Abernethy Clothiers Outfitters of Men and Boy*

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