Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on August 18, 1948 · Page 10
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Wednesday, August 18, 1948
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PAGE TEN. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA As I See It by C. \V. D. The building industry really took a spurt last week with construction on six new homes started. Greatest signs of activity were noticed on East Green Street, where ground was broken for three new homes. This is the one way to beat the housing shortage and should make a noticeable difference this winter, we hope. • * » • • I discovered the other day how one person could pick as high as 172 chickens per day. A chicken picking machine at Meyer's Four- County Hatchery is really a time saver and takes the drudgery out of that hated task of preparing a bird for the table. The machine is a large whirling drum with protruding rubber fingers. A chicken, after being taken from scalding water, is held against the revolving drum and the specially shaped fingers thoroughly clean the bird. Mrs. Meyer easily cleans over 100 birds at a time in her job of keeping a fresh supply of chicken for the market. Guess I can go back to the sport of pheasant and duck hunting again if I can just wrangle my way into the back room of Meyer's Hatchery for just a couple of minutes. A New Jersey legislator came up with a new one last week in suggesting a short way to designate Governor Tnomas E. Dewey in headlines—similar to FDR and OP A. "Take the name. Thomas E. Dewey. Reduce it to 'T' for Thomas, "Ed' for Edmund, and \D-Y~ for Dewey. Then you simply call him "TEDDY"." Tve heard it all now. Our generation will undoubtedly go down in history as a group of geniuses in the realm of abbreviations by alphabetical listings. This new code of speech and writing could be very aptly used during war time as a confusing secret means of communication which most certainly would leave the enemy in a tangle of bouncing As and Z's with no thread of intelligible understanding to follow. And now somebody wants us to continue this jumble. * • » • • Advice On Fishing There is one place you never want to take the wife along—when you go fishing. Take her along when you go to a dance, or when you go to a show, and she'll come in fairly handy preparing the dinner when you go on a picnic, but by all means leave her at home when you want to catch a mess of fish. She is certain to spoil your aim when you are casting: she talks too much: she always has to bother you about baiting her hook: she talks too much; she's always getting backlashes on her reel that you have to untangle: she talks too much: she catches more fish than you do and gloats; she talks too much. Just tell her to stay home next time—(Ossian Bee as reprinted in the Iowa Conservationist). Trays are permissable at a buffet party. If it's a group of women, the guests may hold filled plates on their laps. But men aren't skilled in holding plates or trays on their laps, so when men guests are pres ent it's usually best to provide small tables. WEDNESDAY, AUGU ST I J, ^ Silage Can Help Stretch Cut Hay When using nicotine sulfate and rotenone on plants to get rid of plant lice make generous applications and be sure the chemicals get on the underside of the leaves. LATE WANT ADS ! For Sale—Two 16-foot strip boats; one Johnson 16, seven hours use; one cabin by the river. We will tow fishing parties, who do not have motors. Your Mercury Dealer, Dale Gramling. Marquette. 42c. Best Care - Best Prices * Pick Up Eggs Often * Cool Eggs Quickly * Pack Eggs With Points Down • PRICES: 47c -40c-30c We invite our patrons to park their cars on our property when they attend the Big-Four Fair. Hansen & Matson Co. Telephone No. 251 Postville, Iowa HAVE YOU TRIED . . . SWIFT'S FEEDS - - for your - Livestock and Poultry? Below is a partial list of available feeds: Swift's Mineral Supplement— 100 lb. bag for $4.50 Swift's Mineral Blocks— 50 lb. block for $2.75 Swift's 20% Egg Mash— 100 lb. bag, Mash $5.10 100 lb. bag, Pellets $5.20 Swift's 43% Swine Concentrate Pellets 100 lb. bag, $6.25 Swift's 36% Dairy Concentrate Mash— 100 lb. bag, $6.00 HANSEN & MATSON CO. Telephone No. 251 Postville, Iowa Iowa dairymen facing a shortage of hay for winter should consider cutting more of their abundant corn crop for silage, suggests Floyd Arnold, extension dairyman at Iowa State College. Arnold points out that the Iowa hay crop is estimated to be 28 percent less than last year and about one-third less than the 10-year average. There are fewer acres this year and lighter yields caused by dry weather in the early growing season. Even though U. S. D. A. reports say that hay supplies will be adequate per animal unit, Arnold says that many Iowa counties will be short of hay. Especially is this true in some of the leading dairy- counties of the state. v Make Cora Silage Several things can oe done to increase roughage supplies. Arnold believes that in areas where hay is short, the existing hay crop would best be utilized as hay and not grass silage. Corn is abundant and should us used to fill the silo. He reminds that corn-fodder is not a quality feed and the best way to feed corn fodder is out of the silo door. Farmers should figure their roughage needs for winter now, he says. If short of hay, about five tons of silage will be needed per mature animal if the maximum amount of silage is fed. Farmers needing more storage space for silage should consider either a temporary trench or an upright silo. Arnold says. Both have been used satisfacorily, the degree of success depending on the care used in construction and filling. Location Important The location of a trench silo is important. The trench should be located in firm soil, free from sand and rocks, perferably on high ground to prevent surface and subsurface drainage water from entering. An ideal place is in a sidehill or knoll with the lower end of the trench on the same level with and near the feedlot. Upright temporary silos can be made out of snow-fencing or corn cribbing. This type of silo is more quickly built than a trench but a small cash outlay is necessary for materials. An upright silo is especially adapted to sections of the state where the soil is not suitable for trench silos. It should be placed on level ground. Farmers interested in building temporary silos to meet critical roughage shortages can obtain further information on their construction and filling by writing to the Agricultural Extension Service, Iowa State College. County extension directors also may be able to supply farmers with Extension Circular 202, Temporary Silos. » Present high feeder cattle prices leave little opportunity to make a profit from margins. The man who makes money from feeding this year apparently will have to do it from the gains obtained, observes Francis Kutish of Iowa State College. School News- such types of flax as B-5128, Crystal an Minerva are sensitive to 2,4-D and should not be sprayed with it, says E. P. Sylwester, Iowa State College extension botanist. Clean up old strawstack bottoms, haul manure regularly and destroy all fly breeding places, then spray with DDT to get rid of flies. All entries in the 1948 10-acre corn yield contest are due August 31. "WATER'S PASTEURIZED MILK is even making an acrobat of me. If I drink enough of it, I can just see my name on the biiboards . . . 8NOOKV, PERFECT SPECIMEN OF AMERICAN MANHOOD." For Pure Pasteurixed Milk, Cream. Chocolate Drink and < Cottage Cheese, Call 237-J. (Continued from page 1) excellent teacher in a number of such positions. 16 Teachers Return Sixteen teachers who taught here last year will return this fall. They include the following teachers.' K. T. Cook,* Superintendent, will return for his third year here. Mr. Cook has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iown and has completed considerable of the work necessary for a Doctor's degree from that University. Ralph E. Gosmire, high school principal, will return for his second year. Mr. Gosmire has a M. A. froth the University of South Dakota and has completed a great deal of graduate work towards a Ph. D. at the University of Minnesota where he attended summer school this summer. John K. Madsen—B. S. Iowa State Teachers College; graduate work at Iowa State College, and the University of Arizona, will again teach Vocational Agriculture. This will be Mr. Madsen's third year in Postville. Francis Babcock—B. S. Iowa State Teachers College, will serve his second year as coach and science teacher. Mr. Babcock has been attending summer school at New York University this summer and has completed most of the w.ork necessary for a M. A. in physical education. Milton T. Starcevich—B. S. Coe College, will return for his second year as coach and teacher. Mrs. Rosamond Gordanier—B. A. Wartburg College, will serve her third year as high school commercial teacher. Doris Allred will serve her fourth year as high school English and speech teacher. She is a graduate of St. Ambrose College. Mrs. Irene Rogers—B. A. Iowa State Teachers College, will serve her eighth year on the local faculty. Florence Hoth—graduate of Iowa State Teachers, will be serving her fifth year on the junior high faculty as principal. Mrs. Elaine Moser, Upper Iowa, will return for her second year as junior high teacher. Germaine Hausladen. graduate Iowa State Teachers College, will again teach in the junior high. This will be Miss Hausladen's second year in Postville. Eunice Boardman will serve her second year as vocal music instructor. She is a graduate of Cornell College. Luman Colton will be serving his third year as instrumental music teacher. He has completed most of the work for a M. A. at Northwestern University. Ruth Hilliger, graduate of Wartburg College, will teach the third grade for the fourth year. Stella Cleveland will teach second grade for the second year. She is a graduate of Luther College. LaVonne Heiken, graduate of Wartburg College, will teach first grade for the second year. Clarian Thompson, superintendent's secretary, will fill this position for the second year. Buildings Ready Herman Schutta, custodian, has the building in excellent shape for the start of school. Besides re finishing all of the floors and giving the building a general cleaning, he has repainted several of the rooms. The partition in the sewing room has been torn out to give more space in this room. The seats have been re-arranged in the fourth grade room to take better advantage of the natural lighting in this room. Henry L. Meyer will serve as full-time assistant to Mr. Schutta starting September 1. ~ One of the questions most commonly asked about school is how old must a child be to enter first grade or kindergarten. Children who were four before March 1, 1948 may enter kindergarten. Children who were five before March 1, 1948 may enter first grade. Attendance at kindergarten is not a pre-requisite to first grade. Left To Write By Bob Klauer. Opinions expressed In this column are those of the writer and do not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper. Dairy cows need shade in hot weather if they are to hold up milk production, says Floyd Arnold, extension dairyman at Iowa State College. Discrimination between white and brown eggs has no foundation, say nutritionists at Iowa State College. Eggshell color depends primarily on the breed of the bird and has no bearing whatsoever on the nutritive value of the egg. The Midwest Manager The recent announcement of the appointment of A. T. (Bert) Howard, of Nebraska as campaign manager for the Dewey-Warren ticket, in the middlewest. was good news for the Republicans of lown. Mr. Howard, who will be in charge of the National Committee Office now being opened in the American National Bank Building in Chicago was selected because of his outstanding record as Nebraska State Chairman, and because he is trior oughly familiar with the political situation in the middlewest. He has been chairman of the Ne braska State Republican Committee for the past six years and during his tenure of office no Republican candidate on the State ticket was defeated. His home is at Scotts bluff where lie was also mayor for six years. Iowa State Chairman Whitney Gillilland, of Glenwood. a close friend of Mr. Howard, was among the midwest chairmen who recommended him for this important assignment. A little more than a year ago Mr. Howard became chairman of the Midwest Republican Chairmen's group, taking over these duties from Willis B. York former Iowa Chairman, when he resigned. Under the able direction of Bert Howard there is no doubt that the midwest states will be in the Republican column next November. There'll Be Some Changes Made Many changes may be expected in Washington when Dewey and Warren are elected and take office. The records of both Governor Dewey and Governor Warren are those of achievement. All must agree that Governor Dewey is unequaled as an administrator by any man in public office today. He has a reputation for surrounding himself with highly competent assistants and the people may well rest assured that he will select the ablest men in the country for his cabinet and department heads. During his terms of office in the State of New York, Governor Dewey has built up a half-billion dollar surplus while reducing income taxes 40 percent. He pioneered in urging the enactment of labor, social and housing legislation and won the support of the State Legislature for these measures. His devotion to duty runs so strong that he would not long tolerate a shoddy performance by his subordinates. The record, of Governor Warren, now serving his second term as California's Governor, is equally impressive. He is known to be an able, solid and incorruptible administrator. As governor he sponsored and had enacted a reduction in state taxes, a ten year plan for highway expansion, and an overhaul of California's penal and reform setup. He is »he first Republican governor California voters have returned to office since Hiram Johnson, and the first ever to win both the Republican and Democratic nominations which is permit, ted under California law. Sole Hope For Peace Jt is not an exaggeration to say that the Republican Party is the world's sole hope for the high cali­ bre of statesmanship needed to bring peace and order out of strife and chaos. The two main political forces in the world today »vc the Republican Party and the Communist Party. So far as this nation is concerned, the struggle for mastery- Is between these two political forces. The once powerful Democratic Party has disintegrated and is torn by philosophic and sectional differences, and of course, is handicapped by havin been in power too long. It is incapable of offering an effective resistance to the march of radical aggression. State Headquarters Moved Iowa State Republican Headquarters have a new home. The offices of the State Central Committee, which for several years have been located in the Empire Building in Des Moines, were moved last week to a ground floor location in the Kirkwood Hotel Building. The new address is Kirkwood Hotel Building. 408 Walnut Street, Des Moines, 9, Iowa. Over The Top Seven more counties have gone over the top in their campaign for funds this week, it was ropott&u the Republican Finance Commit! of Iowa. These counties ate M M gomery, Taylor, Ringgold, Butler, Dallas, and Marshall, s< oral others report nenring % goal. The Iowa State Republican Co vention met at Cedar Rapids < August 7, 1901, and declared H j vored a protective tariff , constant revision and craboiji the idea of reciprocity. jiiiiiiiiiiiratiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiriiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiia DANCEl R A IN BOW GARDENS Waterville, Iowa Wed., Augusts — Music By — CHUCK HALL and his Famous i MODERN BAND) BEDROOM SUITES A NICE SELECTION TO CHOOSE FROM 4-Piece SUITES Starting at $125 Notice the attractive way you can group the pieces just as you want them, and as your room allows. Louis Schutte & Sons Largest Furniture Stock In Northeastern Iowij DANCE Tuesday, Aug. 24 Farm Sports Festival Dance GUY DE LEO and his ORCHESTRA Everyone Welcome! ADMISSION—15 cents NO DANCE Saturday, Aug. 21 Due to Winneshiek County Fair. New Legion Club North of Decorah on Highway 52 POSTVILLE [237 -J ANNOUNCING I wish to announce that I have taken over Norris Blegen's "76" route. I will handle "76" and all flavors. GET YOUR FAIR ORDERS IN NOW. RAY SAMEK Telephone No. 309-W Postville, Iowa THIS BANK WELCOMES EVERY NEW BUSINESS IN OUR COMMUNITY because we know from long experience wiat every successful business creates employment and benefits everyone concerned. • „ We . offer a complete banking serv- I ce *° r business and have what we be-1 1 " ev * to be helpful information and low- I C ? ™dng plans for businesses of all • Slzes - Why not investigate? Citizens State Bank POSTVILLE, IOWA

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