Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on September 22, 1948 · Page 2
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 22, 1948
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA WEDNE8DAY, SEPTEMBU . DANCE WHITE SPRINGS BALLROOM McC.REC.OK, IOWA SAT., SEPT. 25 HILL BILLY RHYTHM BOYS Open Wednesday thru Saturday Also Catering: to Trivate Farties and Wedding Dances COSI1XG—SAT.. OCTOBER 2: PETE DOUGHERTY'S BAND Need More Cribs For Storing Corn Crop Be In Style have your DIAMONDS I remounted in our up-to-date mountings. W. J. HANKS J Your Jeweler DANCE LEO and his PIONEERS SAT.,SEPT.25 Silver Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hoth COIN SHOWER DANCE Honoring MISS JEANETTE KLIEFOTH of Monona and MR. ALLEN EGLSEDER of Garnavillo Music Bv LES HARTMANN AND HIS FAMOUS Iowa Cornhuskers LAKESIDE Guttenberg, Iowa Order eorncribs or materials with which to make them early, is the advice C. H. VanVlack, Iowa State College extension agricultural engineer, has to offer Iowa farmers faced with the problem of storing their largest corn crop in history. Storage facilities for corn are not plentiful. USDA estimates say that additional storage space will have to be provided for one out of every eight bushels of corn produced this year. VanVlack says that it is too late terminal storage space or country elevators, so farmers will have to provide storage for corn on the farm. Can Use Woven Wire Supplies to build new cribs are scarce. Snow fencing for building temporary structures is probably scarcer than other materials, Van­ Vlack says. However, ordinary woven wire can be used if doubled to hold the corn. Other materials such as poles and lumber are not to difficult to find. VanVlack urges all farmers to estimate their storage needs now. If more space is needed, consider either a semi-permanent or a temporary rectangular crib. Plans and complete bills of materials for both types of crib are available by writing to the Agriculture Engineering Extension Service at Iowa State College. ,, Semi-Permanent Crib He says that the semi-permanent crib will prove more satisfactory if farmers store corn for a couple of years. With the possibility of the price of corn dropping below the government support price, many farmers are likely to seal their com. This makes long-time storage more probable. VanVlack reminds that there is no direct support on the price of corn. To take advantage of the support price, a farmer must accept a loan or enter into a government purchase agreement. This means sealing the crop. Loans will not be granted unless proper storage is assured. The semi-permanent crib is a frame structure and can be covered with boards or with snow fencing or similar materials. It will provide proper storage. Rectangular Shape The crib is rectangular in shape and is built of 2x6 studding and plates. 2x4 rafters. 1x4 side braces and girts and 4x6 end braces. It is tied together with 1x12 braces in side the crib on every other stud Concrete blocks can be used for a foundation or the crib can be se' up on poles. It is covered with either boards and shingles, rolled roofing such as tar paper, or cor rugated metal. Rat-proofing is also an important feature. Warning Issued On Poison Ivy And Oak SWINDLE A couple of young men drove up the Mile Holland farm at Inwood asked for a night's lodging and and prosimed to "help out with the threshing" next day. At supper time they ate enough for six men, jumped in their car and drove off without a thank you. PUBLIC SALE SCHOOL HOUSE The Empire School building and fixtures, located one mile northwest of Postville, in the southeast corner of the northeast corner of Section 31, Township 96, Range 6, West, will be sold at Public Auction on SATURDAY, SEPT. 25 Beginning at 1:30 P. M. The School Building is 20 x 24 feet, measuring 10 foot to the eaves and has a double floor. Also to be sold is a Woodshed, 8 x 12 feet, either with or without the building; two outbuildings; fencing materials; desks; Round Oak stove; pictures; and other articles pertaining , to the school building. (Trees and land are not included in -.the sale. Sealed bids for the building may also be sent to Mrs. L. E. Dresser up to the time of sale, Saturday, September 25. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. All buildings to be removed within 60 days of sale date. TERMS OF SALE — CASH! By Order of Directors of EMPIRE SCHOOL DISTRICT Post Township, Allamakee County, Iowa Eaton Waters, Auctioneer. "Hands off those gay autumn leaves." That is the warning issued by the State Department of Health today. Poison oak and poison ivy are among the most brightly colored plants in the autumn woods, but they pack a ter- rifice wallop for the '"unwary," warns the health department. Poison ivy, poison oak and siv mac actually are among the first leaves to turn in the fall, and the most brilliant. Poison oak and ivy are "nice" to look at—not to touch—most of the year, being poisonous all the time. In sum mer, except in extreme drought, the green leaves have a high gloss that sets them apart. In the early fall the leaves turn, frequently through a yellow phase, to a brilliant scarlet. The fact that the leaves seem dry does .not mean that they are harmless. Even the berries contain the "poison" and it can he picked up by contact with the bare stem in the dead of winter. A great deal of new informa tion about the poisonous plants has been developed in recent years, but the best known thing to do about poison ivy is to keep away from it. You should learn to recognize poisonous plants. Poison oak and ivy are practically the same plant. Both plants have three notched and glossy leaves. In the spring the leaves are delicate scarlet; in the summer green, but in the autumn they turn a lovely red. If you unwittingly pick these beautiful leaves disastrous consequences may follow. The simplest means of recognizing poison oak or ivy- is that the leaves grow in groups of three. r -\s a climber it may be confused with the Virginia creeper, which, however, has leaves of five leaflets and does not attach itself nearly so closely to the fence, wall or tree on which it climbs. Both of these plants grow as a small upright plant and as a creeper or climber. The usual symptons of plant poisoning are itching and redness of the skin coming on within a few hours or even days after exposure. Then follows burning sensation and water blisters which are often arranged in lines following scratch marks. In severe cases the flesh becomes swollen. The eyes may be closed if stung by bees. Once dermatitis has developed it must be treated like any acute inflammation of the skin. Don't waste precious time on home remedies. Consult your physician for proper treatment. To prevent poisoning you should, after an outing, take thorough bath, preferably with yellow laundry soap, and change and wash your outer clothing. Since the hair of your dog may be a source of poisoning, you should not pet him after you have been with him in the woods. State ^"lew» Letter— (Continued from page 1) give vocational training at the same time. The unit will do some furniture'repair work at the institution. ' Probe Costs The Polk county attorney's office, district court, and grand jury expense during the first eight months of this year totaled $111,256, according to the- state auditor's office. It includes the costs of fraud and conspiracy trials, grand jury investigation of the state car dispatcher's office and war surplus commodities board as well as other investigations. All costs, except a bill for $5,391 from Jens Grothe who represented the state in the surpuus commodities investigation, must be paid by Polk county. Traffic Schools The traffic school for habitual violators, which was started in Des Moines this summer, has worked so successfully that similar schools are planned at Sioux City, Dubuque and Cciar Rapids. Under the plan, a driver who violates a traffic law and his record shows that it is the fourth or more violation within 24 months is "sentenced" to attend a school. At the school he is shown a movie, is given a lecture and shown how serious traffic violations may be. Since the school was opened, 30 persons have attended in Des Moines and records show that not one of them has committed a violation since the school. State records list 1,055 habitual violators, only six of whom are women. The state drivers license department keeps an operating record on every driver in the state and if it shows a habitual violator he is sent to the traffic school when a new violation occurs. During the first six months of the year, 141 of the 252 drivers involved in fatal accidents in the state had been involved in previous accidents or violations. That's one reason the schools are being held in hopes of reducing accidents on Iowa highways. IMPROVED FIT IN SKIRTS IS EXPECTED FOR FALL If this fall's even-longer styles mean fitting problems for you look for "proportioned skirts' when you shop. For those short in stature, the average in present-day skirts may be much too long. And for the very tall figure, skirts may seem not long enough. Some manufacturers have be gun to make skirts, and dresses too, proportioned for the different heights. According to Lucille Rea Iowa State College clothing specialist, these come in three different lengths, designed for figures short, medium and tall. They mean better fit from the start, with less alteration. In sizes 10 to 20, proportioned skirts have appeared in both flared and "pencil" slim styles. Some, patterns for home dress making are coming in half sizes, Miss Rea adds. In patterns or in readymade garments, half sizes have shorter waist lengths, she says. Thus they often give better fit for the short figure than do standard -sizes. COLO*** 1 COM SAVES UP TO 20% IN FUEL Y «l Everyone agrees it'i Colon!*! tot topi in netting economy, comfort and convenience. Trained engineer! plan every imtelletion. LOUIS L. HILL POSTVILLE, IOWA GREEN COLONIAL FURNACE SERVICE Spray With 2,4-D Now To RJd Lawn Of Weeds If you would like to get away from that every recurring spring task of weeding your lawn, act now to rid yourself of next year's weeds. Fall is the best time to apply 2,4-D compounds to the lawn, says E. P. Sylwester, Iowa State College botanist. If you spray now you will kill old weed plants as well as seedlings. Many of the seedling dandelions that began growing since the lawn was sprayed last spring will be ready to bloom next spring unless you take measures to control them. Also with fall spraying of 2,4-D there is less danger of spray fumes injuring your ornamental shrubs, vegetables and flowers. Another advantage of fall spraying is that the weeds are easier to spot. Sylwester says that any of the various compounds work satisfactorily. The spray should be bought from a reliable merchant who sells a well known brand made by a dependable company. Mix 2,4-D according to the directions on the package. It should be applied on a warm, sunny, still day. Apply it at a rate of about one-half to three-fourths gallon of solution per square rod of lawn surface. Sylwester recommends using a three-gallon sprayer. You should spray at a low pressure to avoid spray drift. A sprinkling can may be used but such a method is wasteful. Another advantage of the fall spraying is that you can apply fertilizer early in the spring, Sylwester says. Treat The Family To— GOOD SALADS EVERY DAY Make your trench silo the right size to fit your livestock feeding program. Salad making In the summer time seems easy. It's just a matter of using all those fresh, colorful vegetables and fruits we have in all sorts of interesting combinations. But salads are more than a summer's food as most of us know. There will be all sorts of occasions, besides everyday meals, when a peppy salad will just "hit the spot." Comes football weather, when the crowd gathers at home after the game, and baked beans and some sort of a vegetable salad will be a happy combination. Or perhaps your guests would enjoy a hot potato salad for a change. For All Occasions There will be holiday and special parties at your home when an extra interesting salad will just give the right touch to your meal. Then's when all the colorful molded salads, frozen fruit salads and other appetizing fruit combinations will go on duty. And you can call on your home store of luscious canned fruits and vegetables ,to supply the "makings." Several times this winter you'll probably have club meetings at your home—and you'll serve afternoon refreshment or luncheons. That's when dessert salads or refreshment salads are so nice. Dessert salads often are sweet combinations of fruits, ices, or gelatin and fruit mixtures. Refreshment salads are light, dainty combinations of fruits, vegetables or sea foods, gelatin combinations or ices. Iowa's extension nutrition specialists, knowing how most of us need a wide variety of salad making ideas for just such occasions, have recently put out a new booklet called "Good Salads." The title, they say. is most fitting, for the salads are good to make, good to eat and good for everyone. The bulletin is available from the Bulletin Office. Agricultural Extension Service. Iowa State College. There really are just four different types of salads, the main dish salad, and dinner salad, the dessert salad and the refreshment salad. Of these, most homemakers most often made use of the dinner salad, or the main dish salad. Dinner salads usually are light, and make an ideal contrast to the rest of the meal. The jellied stuffed prune salad is an example. The main dish salad is a substantial salad, usually of meat, poultry or fish in combination with crisp fruits or vegetables. It occupies the chief place in the menu. Salad Rules Now for some practical rules. Simple salads are the best. They are easier to make and more attractive at the table. Fit each type of salad to the rest of your meal. They should fill in many of the essential vitamins and minerals that make our meals healthful. Keep foods for cold salads THIRD ANNUAL AMERICAN LEGION FOUR-COUNTY STAG PARTY at the Big-Four Fair Grounds POSTVILLE, IOWA THURSDAY. SEPT. 23 SPONSORED BY ARTHUR F. BRANDT AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 518 SWISS STEAK SUPPER Served from 5:30 to 8:00 P. M. PRIZES: Portable Radio, Bench Saw, Automatic Shot Gun, Sport Jacket, or equivalent amount in trade. YOU'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE . . . ... NEED WE SAY MORE! Admission — $1.25 cold, and those for hot salads hot. Make each salad as attractive as possible. Prepare it at the last moment if possible, and don't ov- ermix. Garnishes help a lot.,'- Cut the foods into pieces large enough so you can tell what they are, but small enough to handle with ease. Above all, say the nutrition specialists, be an artist at contriv­ ing new salads, Moit . making is three-f ou ° ^ tion-once you h aVe t h« mind. DANCI TUES T SEPT. 2t\ PRESENTING — ART KASSEL — and his — FAMOUS ORCHESTRA - - Featuring • • GLORIA HART, Vocalist — and — HARVEY CRAWFORD, V« New Legion Clu, North ot Decorah on Hl(h*q|| ADMISSION- Advw.ce Sale at Donlta'i 1 M store, Decorah, lowtHUIl At the Door—SI. RO Inchidlm SAT., SEPT. 2Sl THE RIDGE RIDER SEE US FIRST] For Wiring of AllKluJ Farm - Home Commercial Complete Line ol, Lighting Fixtures Appliances APPLIANCE REPABI POSTVILLEI ELECTRIC Telephone 118 Curly Schull Roger FuHcrton DRESSES for the Junior Mis LOMA LEADS JERRI JUNIORS PERKY JUNIORS Crepe - Gabardine - Faille Wool - Rayon $8.95 Dereen Olive Grinder Telephone No. 140 TO $19.95 Style Shop] Mildred Overeen Postville, Ion I NO OIL SHORTAGE W \NtTH THIS COMBINATION and up toM* savings onlueU*. ^UO-TllIllAI SHERATON HEATER [ WITH POW£R-AIR/| 275 GAL STORAGE TANK) to* pm» •MM mniet to you. b"«torfa B t'?* f l l'. liveriw h«ve Plenty of oil when you need it x ° ' limited num £ r J,* ' Ummer - ™» *~* » ffw ««* details tcTay CU4tome '» DON'T DELAY. Ut u» tell P> *fl aC '"*' DUO-THERM FWAir aave, up to on fuel bills. DUO-THERM dual chamber burner give* more bert from every drop of oil. Power-Air tend, heat into , VM , comer of the room. !^m' tU ?." ylin8 *"*» • »o Wend with your We'll be h **« job for "vL 1 v he ! P yOU KlM *• Duo-Therm that will <k> * -and at a LI *° ,ve *° u ' heating worriet lot yean to con* su * your budgeT " eVer dre " med P °»«n >le. Convenient credit «> KOEVENIG HARDWAI POSTVILLE. IOWA

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