Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on September 22, 1948 · Page 3
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 22, 1948
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LPNESPAV, SEPTEMBER It, 1948. Remember then—? m>nty-Five Years Ago. { resting Items From the Piles "the PosJvllle Herald of . September 27, Mttf J<' i on the local golf course > been shattered since our last icalion day. L. O. Beucher [*Dr. C. T. OrottJdge hold the score of 42 and Earl Aber. is a close second with a of 43. Interest 1 B growing ( daily new faces are seen at local course. x Bush and two sons, Jack Donald, and Curtis Aber- werc up at Fort Atkinson st Thursday. f out IS local Oddfellows were onona Monday evening to at- work in the Initiatory de- Alter the degree work, lecords r.F.W.Norden Optometrist i 137 WAUKON, IOWA Office Hours: 9:00 to 12:00 1:15 to 5:00 [EMNGS BY APPOINTMENT Office Closed Thursday Afternoon ably put on by the Monona brethren, refreshments were served, followed by a smoker. We have been having some right warm weather the past day or so, and it is evident winter is not with us just now. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Oidag was the scene ol a real surprise last Saturday evening, September 22, when the members of the Grand Meadow Country Club and their families came in all unexpected. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Webster and H. D. Webb arrived home last Friday evening from Hock Hapids, Iowa, and Sioux Falls South Dakota, where they attended to harvest work on the W. S Webster farms. •While the September term of the district court is still in session at Waukon, jurors have been drawn tor the October term of court which will convene October 30. We note that Henry Haagsman, Christine Koevenig and W. 3. Clark ot this city have been drawn on the trial jury. Fifty Years Ago. Interesting Items From the Files of "The Graphic" published in Postville, September 30, 1898 THE POSTV1LLE HERALD. POSTVILLE. IOWA PAGE THREE. Kev. Eldon Seamans, Pastor •ance MATTER'S tALLROOM Decorah, Iowa at., Sept. 25 — Music By — -. VIKING Accordion Band Postville is getting to be quite a city. Even a prize fight was held here last week. The town pump is out of commission again. The town council will have to get a specialist to repair it. William Kluss has sold his harness store in McCregor to his brother, August, and will remove to Postville. The Postville Band, under di rection of its able leader, S. H. Clinton, gave a moonlight concert on the streets on Monday evening. The William Brandt family has moved to Postville and have taken up quarters with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Brandt. William will conduct the blacksmith shop of his late brother Henry Brandt. Harrington's orchestra is the name of a new musical organization just being organized here. It consists of six professional musicians. Gussie Harrington is director and first violinist and Prof. Max Bromley is announcer. We Buy - We Sell Shelled Corn - Ear Corn Soybeans - Oats We Deliver Truck Lots of Grain Noel Brockway WEST UNION, IOWA 318 South Vine Phone 263 3RDER NOW . . . POTATO TIME WILL SOON BE HERE! Place your order for your Late Potatoes now. Late Potatoes Will Keep Better! . MEYER'S Four-County Hatchery plephone No. 234 Postville, Iowa Thursday, September 23—Choir rehearsal at the church, 8:00 p. m. Sunday, September 26—Morning worship at 10:00. The minister will preach. The sermon subject will be "The Father's Love." 11:00—Sunday School. This will be rally day. There will be the usual promotional exercises for those who are to be promoted. 7:15 p. m. — The Westminster Fellowship will meet in the church basement. This will be an organizational meeting and planning conference for our young people. All young people of Westminster Fellowship are urged to attend. Sunday, October 3—The morn ing service will be the celebration of holy communion for World Wide Communion Sunday. This is also the day on which we begin the use of our new curriculum materials in the Sunday School ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH Frederick R. Ludwlg, Pastor The senior choir will rehearse Thursday evening at 7:45 o'clock at the church. The confirmation class will meet Saturday morning at 9:00 o'clock in the assembly room. Junior choir rehearsal Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the church. Church School Promotion Day Sunday morning. Church School will meet at 9:15 o'clock. There will be a special program in the sanctuary at 9:30 o'clock. Mrs. R. L. Evans is the program, chairman. Gladys Mae Meyer is chairman of the promotion committee. Members and friends of the congregation are invited to attend. 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, God Is Faithful." The Holy Communion will be administered in connection with three services Sunday, October. 3, World Communion Sunday. German service at 9:30 o'clock, the scrice at 10:30 o'clock in the morning, and the service at 8:00 o'clock in the evening. St. Paul's is open daily for prayer and meditation. Can Seed New Lawn Up To Last Of September New lawns can be seeded this fall if the grass is established early enough to build up reserves needed to survive the winter, says Larry Grove, extension horticul turlst at Iowa State College. Any time between now and the last of September is a good time for seeding. 1 Late summer is generally preferred over spring seeding because of the advantage the grass has over weeds. Very few weed seeds germinate until spring, says Grove. Especially is fall seeding advantageous when there is adequate rainfall. Common grass thrives best on crumbly, fertile soil, high in organic matter. Too often, clay soil from a basement excavation is spread on the lawn. Soil can be improved by thoroughly working in well-rotted barnyard manure at the rate of one cubic yard per 1,000 square feet of seedbed. Grass also needs fertilizer. Grove recommends applying four pounds of ammonium sulfate and 15 pounds of superphosphate per 1,000 square feet of ground, one week before sowing grass seed. Grass seed is very small so prepare a fine, firm seedbed. The finer the soil is pulverized and 1 smoother it is raked the more even will be the stand. Rake lightly over the surface after sowing so that most of the seed is mixed in the upper one- half inch of topsoil. Firm the soil with a lawn roller or a hand tamper to speed up germination. Water after sowing but never attempt to soak the ground to any great depth, warns Grove. Frequent light sprinklings are recommended until the grass is fairly well established. After growth has started, increase the amount of water. DRY WEATHER WAS CHECK ON SPRAYS The weed killer 2,4-D is receiving undeserved blame for poor results obtained by some Iowa farmers with in-crop and pre-emergence spraying this year, says E. P. Syl wester, extension botanist at Iowa State College. Both dry weather and unfavorable soil conditions had a lot to do with unsatisfactory kills. The long dry spell in the state during May and early June made unfavorable conditions for farmers to get best results from using 2,4-D in crops and as a pre-emergence spray, he says. Particularly is this true with pre-emergence spraying. Moisture in the soil before and after applying 2,4-D is important. If the soil is too dry to promote new growth of weeds, the treatment doesn't work so well. The weeds must be in active growing condition to absorb the chemical. Also, if the air is too dry, 2,4-D may not genetrate the vegetation effectively. Soil Too Dry Much failure of 2,4-D pre-emergence spraying was due to lack of moisture in the surface soil to absorb the chemical and carry it down where it would do its job of killing. Slywester points out that in plots where moisture and other conditions were favorable, pre- emergence spraying did a good job. If rain falls within an hour or so after spraying with 2,4-D, it washes some forms of the chemical off the weeds. Sylwester says never to use dilute spray solutions of 2,4-D when vegetation is wet with rain or dew. On the other hand, when applying highly concentrated sprays, vegetation slightly wet with dew or rain is the ideal condition. Dust Hurt 2,4-D There is a good reason why 2,4-D hasn't killed roadside weeds in .some cases. Dry weather meant dusty roads and dust on weeds makes spraying less effective. The dust acts as an insulator and the 2,4-D doesn't contact the plant, Sylwester points out. Later the dust blows off or is washed off carrying the chemical with it and weeds are not injured much. Some injury to corn, has been reported from the use of 2,4-D. Sylwester says this has been caused by overdosing arifi ideal, fast-grow­ ing conditions after the rains started. Applying too much 2,4-D resulted' in many cases from folks not reading directions closely, Sylwester thinks. Corn and small grains are more easily injured when actively growing. He recommends using low dosages of 2,4-D and spray only a small area as a test plot before spraying an entire field. No injury on small grain or flax has been reported where directions were followed. VEGETABLES At Waukon, gardener Harold Herman has temporarily claimed honors, with a tomato that tipped the scales at two pounds and 11 ounces. It was 21 % inches in circumference and was so large it took two stems to. suppor it. The United States lamb crop is down almost two million head. It is the smallest lamb crop on record since 1924. Like To Know Where Your Money Goes? You get all the answers if you Pay» By-Check! use the friendly Postville State Bank m We Offer A Complete Banking Service | Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. | 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 2:30 to 5:30 and from 7:00 to 8:30. More Poster SALE livestock Auction Sale j NRY WEDNESDAY AT 2:30 P. M. j in the °STVILLE CO-OPERATIVE SALE BARN Postville, Iowa J*»ys several individual and packing plant m present at all sales and highest prices Have Livestock in yards not later than 1:00 p. m., on Wednesdays, •f possible. Eaton Waters, Auctioneer MERLE LANGE, Manager Postville f *mers Co-Op. Society tone No. 217 Postville, Iowa TOWN COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS A special meeting of the Town Council of Postville, Iowa, was held in the Council Rooms, Memorial Hall, at 7:30 o'clock P. M. on September 7, 1948. with Mayor M. C. Deering presiding, for the purpose of conducting sale of $40,000,00 Waterworks Revenue bonds to defray cost of construction of improvement .mid ex-tension of the Town's waterworks plant. All the councilmen were present, except Councilman Ruckdaschel. The open bids submitted at the meeting for said Waterworks Revenue Bonds were as follows: Beyer Rueffel & Shaw-McDermott, bidding jointly, 3Vr. $75.00 premium: Ravcnscarft Co., $410.00 premium; Becker & Cownie, Inc., & Quail & Co., bidding jointly, 3 VJ 7 O , $240.00 premium; Citizens State Bank and Postville State Bank, bidding jointly, 3&%, $420.00 premium; Carlcton D. Beh Co. first entered the open bidding with an open bid of 3%, with $50.00 premium, after all the above bidders had passed, except the Postville banks, and question was raised as to proper filing of a written bid submitted by Carleton D. Beh Co. as a sealed bid after time for receiving sealed bids had passed. No action was taken on the bidding and on motion the meeting adjourned to 7:30 o'clock, P. M. September 14, 1948, at the Council Rooms, Memorial Hall, for final action on said bids. JOSEPH B. STEELE, Town Clerk. M. C. Deering, Mayor. 4 new keenly Postville Lumber Co. Phone 1M rartvllJe, low* New Lansing Plant Now "On Tne Line After many months of planning and hard work, our new Lansing power plant it now "On the Line"—it's in operation. This new electric power pknt, located near Lansing, Iowa, on the Mississippi River was constructed at a cost of 03 ,000,000. Its 25,000 horsepower is being used to sen* cmtotxicfi in this area with good electric service. The Laming power plant is another step in the Interstate Power Company's program to bring you the best possible electric service at the lowest possible, cost. Already work has been started on a second unit of 16,750 horsepower, which is scheduled to be in operation by fall of 1949. This requires an investment of more than £1,000,000 in addition to the original 0400 ,000 cost of the plant. The current generated at the new Laming power plant flows into the Interstate Power's interconnected transmission system. However, the major portion of. that current wiO be used by customers on farms and in communities within a 100 miles of the plant. Here in the prosperous fanning section of northeastern Iowa, southern Minnesota, and southern Wisconsin, there will slwsyi be an abundance of electricity to take care of future demands. Thus, the time and labor saving devices of electricity will be available to the customers of Interstate Power on the farm, in the home and im industry at the flick of a switch. 5*$ ^ntci^tatc Poirvi Company T

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