Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 14, 1967 · Page 16
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 14, 1967
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10 AND 20 YEARS AGO 'INK in my VEINS MARIAN INMAN food prices go up and down for many reasons. The fo*s imjch to do with the growing, the season affects pftees, 16t instance many fresh fruits and vegetables cost more itti January than they do in September. Convenience foods are *fc Mgli detnaml by the stay at home homemaker and the working homemaker, The farmer receives about 40 cents of every food dollar. The rest of the food dollar is spent on essential terv ices such as assembly, transportation, processing, packaging and retailing. Approximaetly 45 cents of the food dollar is paid to people employed in the food industry, 10 per cent goes to transportation and the remaining 5 per cent or less is the profit to the marketing industry, The homemaker determines which products will survive in the market. If she does not buy a product, it vanishes from the shelves. Of the 6,000 to 8,000 food items in the average supermarket, about 40 per cent have arrived in the market since 1953; 60 per cent are new since World War II. More than 5,000 new food items are introduced annually. Of these, only 1,500 are accepted by the grocer and only 500 survive for longer than a yeer. Part of the cost you pay for each new food item goes to the manufacturer for developing, testing, and distributing it and creating recipes for its use. To be successful, a retailer must operate a store that meets high standards of cleanliness, variety, quality and service. This requires a large investment in money, in well-trained employees and in constant supervision. . Twenty years ago consumers spent nearly 25 per cent of their take-home pay to feed themselves and their families. Ten yeers ago food accounted for 21 per cent. Today the figure has dropped to the point where consumers spend only 18 per cent of take-home pay for food. The size of each family's food bill depends on several factors. Family income, family needs and wants, and purchases at the food market of items other than food, and this last factor is really something to take into consideration when we gripe about the high cost of food. Many times items other than food make up the high costing total. As our income goes up we buy more expensive cuts of meat, more fruits and vegetables out of season, more delicacies. We also spend more for entertaining and eating out. The family food bill also adjusts to the size of the family, the sex of its members and their activities. Teenage boys eat more than teenage girls. A man doing desk work eats less than a man doing manual work. Other purchases in the supermarket which are not food, such as tissues, soap, face creams, hair sprays and aspirin, make the food bill seem higher than it really is and can add up to 20 cents out of each dollar spent. And the fact that we pay cash at the food-market whereas we usually budget for cars, clothing, television sets and so on also makes our food bill appear to be higher than it is. These are interesting factors concerning our food bill and I hope you read them and realize that we are paying only 18 per cent of our take-home pay for actual food. To be a smart shopper the intelligent shopper makes use of lists for her organization, takes an imaginative look at the whole week's meals and plans ahead as she shops, shops early when the'selection is, best and the stores ,less crowded, reads the: labels, compares prices pf fresh, frozejni, canned and packaged^ foods, and determines which ones she can afford, avoids buying things she doesn't need, but takes advantage of unexpected store specials, keeps the nutritional standards high for her family and last but certainly not least, the intelligent shopper stores her purchases promptly after shopping to preserve their quality and nutritive value. Things are looking up for whooping cranes. Whooping cranes, once close to extinction, have increased this year to a total of 59, highest in nearly 30 years, reports the Fish and Wildlife Service. Forty-seven of these majestic birds safely flew the 2,500 miles from their summer nesting grounds in Canada to the Arkansas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, their winter home. More might arrive, Wildlife officials hope. Record low of these birds was 14, counted in 1938. In addition to the 4 wild birds, there are 12 in captivity, some hatched from eggs taken by the U. S. and Canadian biologists from nests in Canada and flown to the U. S. Four young whoopers are now at the Endangered Wildlife Station near Laurel, Md. for 25 cents per December 9, If47 Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lewis were in Fort Dodge Sunday to take part in the 20th presentation of Handel's Messiah, at the high school auditorium. 'Mrs. Lewis played one of 16 violins in the orchestra and Mr. Lewis sang in the chorus. It was the fifth time Mr. and Mrs. Lewis helped with the chorus, which consists of 250 voices. An interesting letter from Mrs. Warren Day of Long Beach, Calif., (Mrs. Day is the former Bessie Farley, daughter of J. M. Fariey of Whittemore) and in the letter Mrs. Day was offering help in compiling facts for/the History of Whittemore. It seems Mrs. Day had her father's scrapbook and in it told about his coming to Whittemore in 1878 and growing up there. He and a man by the name of George Boyl opened the first Bank and sort of started things generally. Mrs. Day also recalls her father telling of the bufalp wallows' south of town and the price of land then was only 25 cents an acre. Mr. Farley also put the Kossuth County Fair on its feet and was president of the Fair for several years. ! Mrs. Day had many clippings from her father's scrapbook to back up her statements. Marilyn Bone of Swea City and Sue LaBarre, Palrlcj Delores Thompson.''i were , played and, ,i ^ihehts served during' afternoon, ' rftonnie Bisenlus, daughter of'Mr. and Mrs,,James Biaen'- ius.of Whittemore reettlUy returned from a two^week vacation in Washington,'and f IN0W X OFK* * /^ * J'J*l (i;j 5 3 Mr. f and Mrs., Martin Me- Guire of Bode becatne; ;the parents of their 14th .cchilch, an 11V& pound. daughter at the, McCreery hospital "on Friday of last week.a ii-jm'tM Ted Herbst who U a studenf at Iowa Stater Teachen. -in CedAr' Palls is a member* S>f the"'' symphonic'," band "wtilch Will present'a concert Wednesday in the College auditorium; Ted is a SophomofejRtid the son of.Mr. and Mrsi IV.T- HOT" DSC. t , ' v *'W/ Helen White hat resigned as i; district court clerkoand plans to be with her husband, Capt. H. B. White, who has re-enlisted in the army. -Mrs. White is the daughter of (Mr. and Mrsi.A, M. Jaspersontand has been clerk for five years. December 17, 1957 the son of Mr, and Mrs. Arnold Meyer, ; , "' >•*!,•;? Mr. and Mrs, George, "Hix of, /Titonka .celebrated ,>tKjpir 50th Wedding Anniversary'jO$ Dec. 15. The reception rjwas held , in their home and) |he Hix's, four,, children' were the; host and hostesses. •'_.>^ ; om Pictured in today's Advance were Mitch .Taylor, Rex Taylor and-W.C. 5 Taylor^ who were shown r- ^leaving by plane for: Phoenix to attend the World , Premiere of the J. I. Case 1960 line of tractors and' farm machinery helti r in Phoenix. •'•"• B The; 1 Frank Elberts of Whittemore returned home recently from a 24,000-mile trip fry New York. While in the East with,/ 4—Algona (Iowa) Advance THURSDAY, DEC. 14, 1967 <<<<<<<<< i'i Avco Finance HOLIDAY HOURS 6 A.M. TO > P.M. Dse. 18 Ibroiich Dae. 22 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year AVCO FINANCE Gerald L. Meyer, a former Algonian, will be* u se6n on television on the -Wide Wide World Show Dec. 22. The/ pro. gram is on the F. B. 1. .which has recently undergone sur- Mr.,Meyer has been affiliated gery for an appendectomy, with for four years. He js 'Marilyn is the daughter of " Mrs. Lily Bone. She is expected home the 7th of December. The Lone Rock grade school 1-6 will present their operetta "Dream Boat" Thursday evening. The following will have singing parts in the operetta: Coreen Dickinson, Ruth Schadendorf, Ralph Richards, Dick Jensen, Dennis Priebe, Dean Culbertson, Joan Schadendorf, Lyle Schmidt, Donald Hutchinson and Max Flaig. Pictured in today's Advance .were several pictures of Santa Claus as he arrived in Algona for his annual visit and one of the. pictures was of old, telling SantaiCausuwhat "^watite'ti^fojf Christmas"] Bill is the son of Dr," land Mrs. M. G. Bourne. Those who like "White Christmas" will be getting just that for December of 1947, as five and half inches of snow were guaranteed over the holiday. Algona edged out Clarion Friday, 35-31 and the story, appeared on the;, front page of the Advance. Chuck Crapser led the Bulldogs with Jerry Lauritzen second high in scoring. Others who scored during the game were Cliff Skogstrom, Larry Douglas, Jay Colburn and Zeigler. A blizzard the,, previous week dent; Dean Elbert,Secretary, postponed St. Cecelia's game andiWayne Bell; Treasurer, with Whittemore; *- , , , .. Father J. M. Mallinger was recovering {rom an attack of pnuemonia and is now able to be about the rectory, Mrs. Robert Williams entertained a group of youngsters in honor of the fifth birthday of her daughter Marijane. Guests were Judy Pickett, Joan Bradley, Sjri Norton, of a feature story'in today's Linda Smith, Carolyn Kurtz, Advance..?.Mrs, Rovn is 84 Vicki Hansen, Donna Akre, years old and during her ear- Sharon Schneider, Charlene ly . pioneer days, lived some Work is scheduled to begin in March on a new $500,000 elevator here on ground procured, '.from the Chicago _'._&, Northwestern railroad, the Elevator will have the capa- stre§t ^nd',is 470- feet long. The community club held a regular meeting in the Legion Hall last week and election of officers took place at this .meeting. Martin Zimmerman was .elected President; Lewis Dogotqh, Vice Presi- (! . v _ town hall hortorih££Patsy; Burgess of iLuVerneiwhb is W years old was ; ;:held' (Tuesday evening with her; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Burgess and Patsy's young friends, Mrs. J. J. Rovn, the mother of Brady Rovn who lives in Estherville was the subject • 1 — ^""- J — - — L.L-L ' < ' * ' < 2953507 112 N, Moore _L< < < < « < a 9 » « < i < < < 1 : j •Frigidaire 'Maytag j I 'Monarch { •• SALES & SERVICE [ BEED HARDWARE j : : 1H eWr i^ BPMJBOIMI W Hi 5 service •*»•*• Lighted dial right in the handset! Lets you relax in easy chair or bed as you make call after call. Special recall button restores dial tone in between calls. It's the most modern of telephones, the most thoughtful of Christmas gifts! To order, just call the telephone business office, or ask any telephone employee. Northwestern Bell of the time in AJgoni. (I find r theie articles of early Algona days most Interesting and so to past on I few of these ex; pefience» with yoU) Mrg. Rovn tells about the honws being lit by kerosene lamps, heating their entire . home with a cook stove, and a heat* ef, food consisting of niiik; •potatoes and corn .which they furnished themselves after they had broken the land; carrying water front the well*, which was pulled with a buck' et, etc. Typhoid fever epedem- ics which they, thought Was carried by the water; doctors being called from Emmetsburg to Estherville at $20 a trip, the bitter cold; traveling by sled; one pair of shoes; working in the fields, doing the work of men; the fear of snakes dropping, out of the bundles of hay or,^ corn; the many prairie fires in , which her Mother had .been t burned to death; and the many other hardships that the early pion- .eers had to face to survive in the early days. .Mrs. Rovn \ concluded by saying that the „ Settlers .lived many miles ;apart and there were no'', '.roads, not until 1899 at least. " 1 !«**»,. '<CiH' fiNwiuig « mitt ". • Portland Mrs. Victor Fitch •eeo»eeeeeee»ee«eeeeee The Four Corner Social Club of Portland held their annual Christmas party, Tuesday, December 5, beginning with a pot luck dinner at 12:30. Those attending the party and dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Spear and daughter, Mr. and Mrs: Herman Harms, Robert Harms, Mr. and Mrs. Rollo Moore and family, Mr. andVMrs. W. J. Stewart, Mr. and 'Mrs. Bernard Phelps, Merle Phelps, Mr: and Mrs. Glen Larsen, Mr. and 'Mrs. Lloyd" Bartlett,; Mr:.'.'. and Mrs. Donald i Ringsdorf, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bartlett; Mr. and Mrs. Victor. .Fitch, Judy Fitch, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Grosser and-' Randy. The next meeting: will be held January 2 in .the, home lot ^yyona Harms. ,,At , this meeting the Secret Sisters will be revealed' and there will be a 50c Christrhas ' gift 'exchange. • •• ••'i-:^J'^-&y.>Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Harms and Nbrhia and Mr. and Mrs. Phil Carlson and family of Algona spent Sunday at Ankeny^with Mr. and Mrs. Norm-? an fearlso'rt. ;Mr¥:> ( Carfson ist: 'the' former -Mary q Carlson,^ daughter of Mr. and Mrs: Jesse Harms. • '; Mri ; and Mrs. Paul i;; Kro-; minga and family i of S Rockford, Illinois, came " for ^ the Thanksgiving Holidays l! and went back Sunday ''morning. -They spent their 'time between the Amos : Krominga 5 Home in Titonka ! 'ahd ' the Bernard Phelps home! A late '•Thanksgiving was held in the ^Bernard Phelps home. JThose ^attending were Mr? and 'Mrs. %Paul Krominga and family •and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy f|Phelps and family. ^ Clair Moore of Dolliver was ', with Hilma Carlson, i et GoVern • and Vera Jttfstant hostesses. The party began with a 12:30 luncheon, hostesses furnish- {tig the hot dish and others bringing aalad, dessert or rel* lab plate, those attending were Eva Shipler, Hazel Steven, Arlene Marlow, Sarah Stewart, Thclma Meister, Margaret Govern, Hilma Carl' son, .June Sparks, Elizabeth Kennedy, Stella Wiskus, Edith Jandl, Ella Lampe, Mary Weber, Vivian Button, Viola Becker, Arlene Wood, Flossie Bartlett, Grace Trenary, Marie Parson, Ethel Smith, Mary Rasmussen and Vera Fitch. Ruth Trunkhill was a guest. The Secret Sisters were revealed and there was a Christmas gift exchange and new Secret Sisters were drawn. Mary is a new member. The .January lesson is, "Introduction to Famous Painters". Viola Becker, Eva Shipler and Mary Rasmussen plan to get the lesson. February lesson, "Buymanship of Foods!', featuring Casserole Dishes. wwiliffved, begins at 11 i.«. Several Christmas songs Wefe sung at the dose of the meet- *«g Myrtle Zwletel and Ethel' Smith will have the January IB€ettl1 *' the •* dUM wul * paycd at thl " ***** ,Mr. and Mrs, Harold Fitch of Renwick were Thursday luncheon guests in the Victor Fitch hofne. They brought Hi* ef eforddfi, N«- braftka back wiih ih««i , iftef he »0eM s l few dtyiJlH *te Harold Fitch and <2h«*tef Fitch home*. The Portland Sodal Club will Sold thelf annual Chriit* mi* party Thursday, iteceni* Si" iW ih« home of, Ella Smbe with JUtth I..* *» «i«tan( nhiteMi There will £? g sl ^Sffimli i 3f t Samte and the icfit gS T w 11 be le FIATURINO: a) Oat Conversions • Kohler Fixtures • Myers Pumpt . /i. R. J. FUNK Plumbing & Heating *' ' '> '• ^^ — 119 S. Dodge • m^mtmtmm Algona, Iowa Phono 295-3234 iBlBBB convenient, s new... and adds so much value to your home Tfte Big switch is to When you consider remodeling or improving your home, join the big switch to electric heat. No matter whetheryou choose • baseboard heating • wall panel heating • ceiling cable healing • heat pump for both heating and cooling, or • electric furnace you'll be glad you joined the big switch— to electric heat! Algona Municipal Utilities I W ->'. t ttiOM BOWLING LANES Phone 295-2«31 AJfofia 4 Iowa

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