Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on August 18, 1948 · Page 8
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 18, 1948
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PAGE EIGHT. Iowa Hens Were First Last Year Iowa hens "out-cackled" all other states in the nation last year. Of the record-breaking three billion dollar national income from eggs, chickens and boilers. Iowa led in returns from eggs with 136 million dollars. Second in egg sales was Pennsylvania, with Minnesota. California and New York following in that order. During the past 10 years Iowa producers have increased production an average of 53 eggs per hen. as against 36 eggs for the nation as a whole. Iowa's production average is now 161 eggs per hen, two above the United States yearly average. Pullorum disease has been reduced by half since 1936, and Iowa "has shown a marked drop in mortality of birds in the laying flock. Many factors nave contributed to this improved performance of Hawkeye hens, says Iowa State College extension poultryman W. R. Whitfield. Among the foremost is the in­ creased use of chicks from well- bred stock produced by Record Of Performance breeders. These ROP breeders have done much to improve laying and living ability of some of the more popular farm breeds of poultry, Whitfield says. All-Pullet Program The all-pullet flock program, introduced by Iowa State specialists in 1SM3. has had an enormous influence on egg production and mortality, as is illustrated by the 18 eggs per hen yearly increase since the program was introduced, Whitfield points out. - Other probable contributing factors include more widespread use of balanced rations, self-feeding of all feeds, confinement of the laying flock the year around, increased vise of insulated houses and the use of summer shelters, large range feeders and waterers, and deep litter for sanitation. When you can count about ten grasshoppers every time you take a step, then it's time to treat for them, says Harold Gunderson of Iowa State College. Herald Want Ads bring results! POULTRY CULLING FOR DATES CALL 187 Allamakee Hatchery POSTVILLE, IOWA WANTED - Old Horses WILL PAY $3.00 per cwt. - - for - OLD HORSES FOR FOX FARM WILL PICK UP ANYWHERE! ELMER KLINGE Telephone No. 44 Luana, Iowa • Highest CASH Prices For Your Dead Stock CHARGE ALL CALLS TO US PostvilleRenderingCo. TELEPHONE NO. 1000 WACKOX—Call Sunderman City Service—Telephone No. 242 MCGREGOR—Call Dresden Standard Service—Telephone No. 55-J OSS IAN—Call D-X. Service Station—Telephone No. 90 ELGIN—Call D-X Service Station—Telephone No. 3111 MONONA—Call Mr. Ziegler—Telephone No. 208 ROSSVILLE—Call Rossville Locker Plant THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNESDAY, ACQpgj „ j TOWN COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS 61.20 2.75 The regular monthly meeting of the Town Council of Postville was held in the Council Rooms, Memorial Hall, at 7:30 o 'clock P. M. on August 6, 1948, with Mayor M. C. Deering presiding. All the councilmen were present. The minutes of the regular meeting of July 2, 1JM8, the special meeting of July 23, 1948, and the special meeting of August 3, 1948, were read and approved. - *-The monthly reports of the various town officials and employees were read and approved. Claims Allowed The following claims were presented, approved and ordered paid: General Fund Joseph B. Steele, salary and expenses $ 55.59 Rock Island Railroad, crossing agreement 20.00 C. f. Anderson, dirt moving.. 35.00 Ray J. Cords, dirt moving.... 18.00 Lovering and Co., labor reimbursement ". Koevenig's Store, supplies W. H. Foels, salary 113.25 Falb Motor Co., repairs 14.18 E. E. Schenk, engineering fees .-. .. 510.85 Donald E. Scheak, rat eradication 185.00 Postville Farmers Telephone Co., phone 2.22 Victor Walter, rent 12.00 The Postville Herald, publU cations and printing 93.58 Ruckdaschel Motors, repairs.. 19.86 Waterworks Fund The Register & Tribune Co., publications $ 37.80 Interstate Power Co., pump house .'. 1.02 Interstate Power Co., pumping 89.76 Arno Wilker. hauling 37.50 National Aluminate Corp., supplies 52.66 Neptune Meter Co.. supplies.. 1.02 H. A. Lange, salary 167.80 John L. Gregg & Sons, supplies 145.00 National Tank Maintenance Corp., annual fee 230.00 Marr, Green & Opper, engineering fees 500.00 Fred Lange, labor 24.00 Sewer Fund August Miller, supplies S 10.08 Mever's Hatchery, sewer tile 11.10 E. O. Gulsvig. labor 10.93 Ed Nelson, labor 15.52 John L. Gregg & Sons, supplies 22.54 L. L. Hill, supplies 92.35 Hoth Bros., supplies 26.15 Interstate Power Co., pumping S 1.02 Fire Fund S. G. Brown, supplies $202.60 Street Construction Fund Francis Padden, salary S142.70 Otto Appel. salary 167.60 William Stockman, salary 144.40 Memorial Hall Fund Interstate Power Co., lights....$ 2.12 The Douglass Pharmacy, supplies 2.41 Otto Appel. hall duty 2.50 On motion, claim of John French for damages for death of his dog denied. On motion, railroad crossing agreement between the Town and Rock Island Railroad for crossing the railroad's right-of-way with storm sewer at Boody and Green Streets was authorized to be executed by the Mayor. On motion, the meeting ad iourned. JOSEPH B. STEELE. Town Clerk. M. C. DEERING. Mayor. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Published in the Postville Herald, August 18, 1948. August Is Best Time To Seed Alfalfa Fields IIWUIIHHIIIIIUJIIIIIIMUlltlllllllllllllllllllllUJIIIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllliniUllllllllllllllllUHIIIIIIllllllUIIMIIlI PUBLIC SALE The undersigned will sell at Public Auction at his home located iy 2 miles south of Forest Mills Church, on Friday, August 20 Sale to begin at 1:00 p. m. 10-foot Amana Freezer, practically new; Speed Queen Washing Machine, used 8 months; Phil- Gas Combination Range; Circulating Heater, wood and coal; Round Dining Table, with extra leaves; 12 Chairs; Rockers; Chest of Drawers; Dresser, practicaly new; Dishes; Pans, as well as many other articles too numerous to mention. . TERMS OF SALE—CASH. Linton White Tom Mullaney, Auctioneer Late summer seeding of alfalfa is recognized as a satisfactory method of producing a good hay crop the next year. Several advantages of fall seeding are listed by H. D. Hughes Iowa State Collegt agronomist. These include gaining a whole year in getting an alfalfa hay crop and reducing weed competition for the young plants. Also, a nurse crop is not necessary with fall seeding Where spring seedings of other legumes failed, the fields should be shallow-plowed or disked. The alfalfa should be seeded by about the middle of August in northern Iowa and by mid-September in the southern part of the state, Hughes says. Use Cultipacker He recommends the use of a cultipacker before seeding, then broadcast and cultipack again to firm the soil and cover the seed to the right depth. About one-half inch is the best planting depth On many Iowa soils the use of superphosphate with alfalfa seed­ ings has produced the best stands and the most vigorous growth, resulting in large yields of hay. Results of recent field tests on experimental farms throughout the state show that 80 to 120 pounds of phosphate per acre often may increase the yield of the first eutting of hay by 1,000 to 2,000 pounds per acre. The phosphorus content of the hay has been increased as much as 31 percent. Has Drawbacks The only limitations to fall seeding, says Hughes, are the lack of late summer rains and the possibility of grasshopper damage. However, the rains usually come, and farmers can use chemicals to kill grasshoppers. Spraying around the fields of new seedlings can close the gate to these pests. If bromgrass is added to the alfalfa seed, Hughes recommends a mixture of 10 pounds of alfalfa and six to eight pounds of brome seed. In . western Iowa, however, the amount of brome should be increased to 10 pounds and the alfalfa reduced to eight pounds. This' difference in mixture is due to the advantage needed by the brome on soils in that area. Seed inoculation is strongly advised to insure a successful stand and:. produce *ood hay yields' of high-protein content, Hughes says. Sealed proposals will be received by the Secretary of the Postville Independent School District of Postville, Iowa, at his office in Postville, Iowa, until 7:30 o'clock September 13, 1948, at which time said proposals will be opened and publicly read aloud for the furnishing and fixtures, materials and labor for the installation of a fluorescent lighting system in three school rooms, and six school rooms, in the school building of said school district, located in the Town of Postville, Iowif. Work shall be done in strict compliance with the plans and specifications which now are on file with K. T. Cook, Superintendent of schools of said school district, and which are by this reference made a part of this notice. By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given Iowa domestic labor and Iowa materials in the foregoing installations. The^School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. For further details, bidders are referred to the plans and specifications on file with K. T. Cook, Superintendent of schools of said school district. Published by order of the Board of Directors of the Postville Independent School District, and dated at Postville, Iowa, this 9th day of August, 1948. Postville Independent School District. By Keith Gray, Secretary. Published in the Postville Herald, August 18 and 25, 1948. A Rhode Island red hen belonging to John Hansen, of near Gray, was having a bad day last week. She brought forth an egg shaped like a peanut, a little over two inches wide and less than an inch in diameter at its widest point. Kill 'Hoppers Before Fall-Seeding Legumes Kill grasshoppers before '.seeding legumes this fall if you expect a stand to still be around next spring, says Harold Gunderson, extension entomologist at Iowa State College, When a fanner prepares a seedbed he destroys vegetation on which the 'hoppers feed. In search of food, grasshoppers become concentrated along fence rows around the field. This sets the stage for the 'hoppers to move into the fresh green feed when the new seedling comes up above ground. Unless control measures are taken, Gunderson points out, the result .will be the loss of (he seeding. Killing 'hoppers along the fence rows after the seedbed is prepared is relatively easy and inexpensive.- The 'hoppers are concentrated in a small area, requiring less time and material to control them. If vegetation is short or dry, use benzene hexacholoride or poisoned bran bait. Chlordan or chlorinated camphene may be used if vegetation is adequate to supply grasshoppers with food. Gunderson says that by the time .farmers treat grasshoppers to protect new fall-seeded legumes, they probably will be full grown. Large 'hoppers are harder to kill, so a stronger dosage is used to control them than was recommended earlier to kill small 'hoppers. August is the time to plant and re-set bearded iris, oriental poppies and Madonna lilies. NOTICE To All Farmers! DO NOT BE UNDERPAID FOR DEAD HORSES AND COWS WE ARE ^ STILL PAYING • V fj 00 UP TO Mm V»#a^ v ! (HIDES MUST BE GOOD) FREE GIFTS FOR SMALL ANIMALS If You Want Prompt Attention More Cash and Guaranteed Service — CALL — ALLAMAKEE COUNTY RENDERING SERVICE Postville—Phone 555 — or — COLE RENDERING SERVICE Waukon, Iowa—Phone 600 LICENSE NO. M Worth of Tempting Frozen Foods Included with the Purchase of a I948 Amana Home Freezer 5 Models to Choose from 116 Packages of "Birds Eye" Frozen Foods Included! 6 pkgs. Blueberries 6 pkgs. Boyscnberrics 8 pkgs. Grapefruit Sections C pkgs. Mixed Fruits 6 pkgs. Peaches—Sliced 6 pkgs. Rhubarb 3 pkgs. Strawberries—Sliced 6 pkgs. Blackberries 3 pkgs. Beans, Limit, Baby 6 pkgs. Beans, Lima, Fheok 3 pkgs. Brussels Sprouts 3 pkgs. Cauliflower 1 6 pkgs. Corn, cut 6 pkgs. Mixed Vegetables 3 pkgs. Peas 6 pkgs. Peas and Carrots 6 pkgs. Pumpkin Pie Mix 6 pkgs. Spinach, chopped 6 pkgs. Squash 6 pkgs. Succotash 3 pkgs. Chicken a la King 1 pkg. Cod Fillets 2 pkgs. Oysters 2 Fryers Fricasse of Fowl at the regular low price! Yes, we will include $50 worth of Birds Eye Frozen Foods with the purchase of any Amana Home Freezer. Take advantage of this moneysaving offer and equip your home with an Amana Freezer. There is an Amana model to fit your needs. each designed to provide better meals at lower food cost. . . Select your Amana Home Freezer now! Amana Model 18 Freezer 18 cubic feet of storage capacity for 630 pounds of frozen foods. White DuPont Dulux finish, heavy *j sulation, contact freezer plate shelves for fa»t »°° freezing. 3 BIG INSURANCE EXTRAS! mS n fsm EE rep,aceinent warranty on sealed in 2. 3. 5-year insurance against food spoilage included. hzck n a f r i radUio ^? f . <* mlit y craftsmanship stands back of every AMANA FREEZER. Meyer's Four-County Hatchery Telephone No. 234 Postville, 1°**

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