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aigona Upper £^& ^\ ^\ tSTABLISHED 1865 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, fIBRUARY 3, 1966 VOL. 101 NO. 9 2nd Section IT USED TO BE THAT A family's social status was determined by the simple matter of which side of the tracks they lived on. It's much harder nowadays. In fact a sociologist, John Dackawlch says there are no less than seven factors which determine social class. In order of importance they are: the man's job; how much education you have and where you got it; income; style of life; race, religion and national origin; power; and prestige. - o - ABOUT THE ONLY STATUS FACTOR the average homemaker can do anything about, without changing husbands is the "way of living," Even there, you don't really change things much; just try to project a better image. To find out how you are doing you might try this quiz designed to test what you'd do in various domestic situations. Read the questions carefully, check off the answer and when you get through you'll have your status rating. Just remember, disregard the practical, logical, honest or kind thing to do. Think only of STATUS 1 - o - 1. YOU ARE EXPECTING company for dinner - say the boss and his wife or that third cousin of your's who married rich. You want your home to be as high-status as possible, so which of these do you do? (a) Borrow your neighbor's color TV or get one "on trial" from the appliance store, (b) Put your black and white TV in the storeroom and say your color TV is at the repairman's, (c) Explain that the reason you have such shabby furniture Is that your husband has a thing about getting rid of old comfortable chairs, (d) Push back the furniture, get a whole gob of cushions so everybody will sit on the floor and have a Beatnik theme for your party. - o - 2. THE SAME SORT OF DINNER party situation occurs when it's still five days before payday and the supplies consist chiefly of 2 1/2 pounds of hamburger. What are you going to do about your chic little brawl then ? (a) Put some mushroom sauce on the hamburger and give it a French name, (b) Move the party to the back yard, put a chefs hat on your husband and let him charcoal the meat so badly the guests will think It might have been steak, (c) Use your credit card, take your guests to the town's fanciest restaurant and worry about paying for it later. - o - 3. YOUR FAITHFUL AUTOMOBILE, whose chief virtue heretofore has been that it was paid for, has finally sprung a trans- thingamabob and the garageman wants $437.23 to fix it. How are you going to solve this probelm status-wise ? (a) Since you don't care how much you pay for an item, just so it isn't all at once, use your old car for a down-payment, buy a Cadillac and be in hock for it for the rest of your natural life, (b) Select a medium-priced car and be in hock for it only 3/4 of the rest of your natural life, (c) Pay the garageman the $437.23, use your present car for a second one, take the legacy from Aunt Gertrude for a down-payment, select the lowest priced car in the high price field, and be in hock for it 7/8ths of your natural life. - o 4. THE HOUSE THAT WAS SO cute and cozy when you came back from your honeymoon, is bursting at the seams with kids, pets, furniture and Junk. How do you solve this problem and maintain or improve your status ? (a) Refinance, go to an exclusive neighborhood and select a house with a swimming pool, cathedral ceilings, wall-to-wall carpeting in all three bathrooms and defective floor joists and plumbing, (b) Refinance, buy materials and alter sixteen or seventeen months of do-it-yourself projects, add a family room, an extra bedroom and a half bath, (c) Refinance, select an older house in a modest neighborhood with five bedrooms, one bath, excellent plumbing and space to eat in the kitchen, and go all out for Mid-Victorian decor. - o - 5. VACATION TIME IS COMING UP and you are still coping, with your financial deficit. When the Joneses, with whom you'd like to keep up, talk about their vacation plans, what do you say about yours ? (a) We have decided that this year we won't go on a cruise." (It doesn't- matter that you've never gone on a cruise any year - imply it 1) (b) "We can hardly wait to get to our little rustic., retreat" (the rustic retreat can be a rented pup-tent at the state park, but for heaven's sake, don't say so), (c) "We are going to Chicago this year, see the bright lights, do some nightclubbing and see the shows." (Aunt Mabel out in Downers Grove will probably put you up, you can go to Joe's Diner and "South Pacific" may still be playing at the Drive-in.) - o - IF YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE money you have your Image made for you and you can be a status seeker in reverse because you can afford to be eccentric. Then, without losing any status at all, and even gaining some you can (a) Get along without any television, black and white or color, go over to your neighbors when you want to see a special program and read any old book or magazine you want to. (b) Pay cash for your car in the low- priced field and drive it 15 years if you want to. You can even walk most places if you want to 1 (c) Live anywhere you want, even if it isn't next door to the "Joneses". You don't have to worry about keeping up with them either, for chances are you are the Joneses. - o - DURING THE WEEK OF JAN. 30 through Feb. 5, people having birthdays include Mrs. H. R. Cowan, LaVonne Post, Dick Sjogren, Clare Sheakley, Tom Phillips, Mark Will, Virgil Gunder, Jean Goodman, Rev, Frank Harcey, Steven Goodman, Merle Pratt, Susan Groeh, Carol Kenyon, Mary Nash, Violet Benschoter, Danny Merryman, Michelle Christian, Joe Geelan, Edna Cruikshank, Barbara Percival, Jim Jorgenson, Veda Murtagh, Elgin Allen, Bruce Bierstedt, Joseph Troutman, Mrs. Rex Taylor, Rodney Ricklefs and Gary Hagen. Wedding anniversaries -include Mr, and Mrs. W. L, Clegg, Mr. and Mrs, Jim Lytle, Mr, and Mrs. Al Willrett, Mr, and Mrs. Glenn Graham, Mr, and Mrs. Dick Thoreson, Mr, and Mrs, Bill Conn and Mr. and Mrs. John Groen. - o - THIS WEEK'S RECIPE IS for Fresh Florida Grapefruit Pie, Pastry for 2-crust pie 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 1/2 tbsp, flour 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp, nutmeg 4 cups fresh grapefruit sections 2 tbsp, butter or margarine Line a 9-inch pie pan with half of pastry. Mix brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Place half the grapefruit sections in pie pan, Sprinkle with half the brown sugar mixture, Repeat. Dot with butter or margarine, Top with pastry pricked in a design, Press edges together with tines of fork, Bake at 450 degrees for 25 minutes, GRACE What Other Successful Farmers Did In 1965, To Be Topic At Clinic The Corn-Soybean Clinic coming to Algona, at the V. F. W. hall Wednesday, Feb. 9, will report on what outstanding producers throughout the midwest did during 1965 to upgrade their operations. Included will be the story of Clyde Hight of Illinois, most highly publicized farmer in the country right now. Clyde Hight made a 201 bu. per acre average for over 388 acres of 20-inch row corn. His crop netted him $84 per acre profit. Mr. Hight appeared at five Illinois Clinics and his story will be told at all Clinics, Other farmers featured at the Clinic include the following: A. J. MCQUEEN, FLAT ROCK, INDIANA MR. McQUEEN is an equally enthusiastic corn grower. He has 225 tillable acres of bottomland in Shelby County. He put together a number of ideas that produced an 187-bushel yield in 1965. He plants early, uses high population along with good fertility and weed control practices. Next year he's putting his entire farm in corn and is planning on going to 30-inch rows. HAROLD GARDNER, CAMERON, ILLINOIS NARROW-ROW farmer Harold Gardner hit the jackpot with his corn yields this year - he averaged a record-breaking 170 bu. per acre of No. 2 corn on his 871 acres, all of which was in 30-inch rows. Part of the acreage yielded 181 bushels. Gardner will be on hand at a good many of the Clinics for comments and questions. RICHARD BLOCK, PLAINFIELD, WISCONSIN A YEAR AGO, Richard Bloch had to buy over $2,000 worth of feed for his dairy cows. This year, after switching his entire 110 acres to 30-inch rows, he sold $3,000 of surplus feed from the same number of acres as last year, despite the fact that he's now running more cows. PAUL MORGAN, BLACK HAWK COUNTY, IOWA CLINIC led to $25 more profit per acre for Paul Morgan. It convinced him to try high populations on half his corn acreage, and boosted his yields 20 to 30 bushels an acre. Next spring he's turning to high populations on all his acreage. DON HARMON, ELBURN, ILLINOIS KEY to higher livestock profits is to lower feed costs through bigger yields and cut harvesting and handling expenses, believes Don Harmon. He switched his 313 acres of corn to 30-inch rows last year to get more feed per acre ... and hit the 140 bushel plus mark. SAATHOFF BROTHERS, IOWA Cliff and Binks Saathoff, Rembrandt, Iowa, did an outstanding job of controlling weeds last year, and they ran an Interesting minimum tillage test plot on which they broadcast Amlben. Their experiences are shown on a color film at the Clinic. GERHARDT IMMEGA, ELKHORN, WISCONSIN HIGH ENERGY SILAGE is what Gerhardt Immega alms for... and got last year when he switched to a short stalk hybrid, DeKalb XL 45, to increase the grain ratio in his corn silage. The hybrid also withstood the heavy wind damage and stalk rot problems that flattened a lot of other corn in his vicinity. OTTO GERIETS, PETERSBURG, ILLINOIS SOYBEANS in narrow-rows proved even more profitable than narrow-row corn for Otto Geriets. While trying some 30- inch-row corn, he used the same planter on half of his soybean acres. The narrow-row beans yielded 45 bushels per acre .. . his 38" row beans yielded 37. BERNARD WIEGEL, DARLINGTON, WISCONSIN MODERN methods of growing $ 398,500 vpr in earnings paid our savers in '65 BY THE DEEP ROOTED BUSINESS THAT CAME TO STAY r IT WAS EARNINGS TIME AGAIN for our savers. The $398,500 paid depositors here December 31st is living proof of the contributions our savings and loan business makes to be personal progress of thrifty folks. Start the new year with a savings account here. Through the combination of regular saving and generous earnings you will enhance your financial future . . . make it possible for friends, neighbors and fellow residents of our community to become debt-free home owners. Give your financial affairs deep roots. Plant your savings here for security and profit. CURRENT RATE OF EARNINGS COMPOUNDED SEMI-ANNUALLY Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. All Accounts Fully Insured to $10,000 Save From The 15th — Earn From The 1st Domestic cats spread all over the world when sailors carried them on board to keep rats and mice in check. SINCE 1917 — AIGONA, IOWA All Savings Accounts insured UD to. $10,000 by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation of Washington, D. C. corn have increased profits about $50 an acre In Bernard Wiegel's estimation. Wiegel should know ... he runs his own test plots, experimenting with various weed and insect controls, populations, and different hybrids. DeKalb XL-45 outyielded his next best variety by 16 bushels per acre last fall. JAMES SHERMAN, ADRIAN, MICHIGAN The 19G5 NATIONAL corn combining champion says he "goes by Uie book" (operator's manual) to tune his combine for competition and home use alike. BASS & KEN VANGILST, OSKALOOSA, IOWA The VANGILST brothers put 74,000 bushels of corn through the Gleaner they converted with a 3-row corn head this year to handle 30-inch rows. DEAN EPPLEY, WABASH, INDIANA His SUCCESS with narrow-row beans prompted him to try narrow-row corn. Now one set of planting and harvesting equipment handles both crops. RICHARD ELLWOOD, RADCLIFFE, IOWA A 182-Uishel YIELD in 1964 convinced him that corn has to be planted thicker for big yields. Cost: 53? per bushel. ELMER CARLSON, AUDUBON, IOWA He tried PLANTING 100 acres of soylcans in 15-inch rows this year by double planting with a narrow-row planter. Yields were higher; weed control l*tter. -101- Dr. E. J. Cole of Woodbine, who has practiced medicine In that community ">"> years, celebrated his 101st birthday there on January 24th. The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable ajid prudent, having due regard for speed, traffic and conditions of the roadway. EXPERTS CORN • SOYBEAN CLINIC ST RON6 CHURCHES.. Make Strong Communities "The Poison of asps is upon their lips." — Psalms 5:9 It is possible for an individual to become so righteous that the rest of the world appears out of step. Nearly all of us are acquainted with some individual who is never known to say a kind word about any living soul, whose tongue is "poison". The Apostle Paul warned the Romans of the danger of too much righteousness. When we put ourselves upon a pedestal, we feel the only way to stay there is to knock others down. It is not the Christian way to unthinkingly criticize others, to indulge in fault-seeking, to ridicule, to call attention to shortcomings and weaknesses. The Christian looks for the good, searches for a kind word to say, and says it whenever possible. Read your BIBLE dally and 00 TO CHURCH SUNDAY These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: HUTZELL CITIES SERVICE Floyd Hutzell, Service Station Roy R. Hutzell, Bulk Plant - 295-2362 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 — Algona, Iowa ZENDER'S Clothing for Men and Boys POST MOVING and STORAGE Local & Long Distance Phone 295-2275 — Algona, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO, Herb Hedlund, Production Manager Perry Collins, Experimental Mgr. METRONICS, INC Q. B. Harmes "Super Speed" Tools FARMERS SERVICE CENTER, Inc. Merton Ross, Mgr. COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 East - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver — Massey-Ferguson CMC Trucks — Firestone Tires — Algona KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS. ASSN. Your Friend — Before and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO. Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors — Trucks — Farm Equipment KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne Feeds — We Buy Eggs and Poultry 216 West State Street, 295-5206 BENNIE B. WIBBEN, Bldg. Contractor 122 S. Heckart St. - Algona, Iowa SHUTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Algona Tel. 295-5371 Iowa VAN'S CAFI Junction 18 & 169

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