The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 25, 1945 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 25, 1945
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i'5^SfeV$$^ rfwpSfefe&lrf " ''"'"':•" jjffi'-iffMlll'^m , —-,.^-^u. *•» *V*i»'*'»"*• «**JU*-i'-W'*-r » -V >>''>*> W ••*• ^#^^^^^^^^^-^^^^^^^^^^^^^ l October 25, 1045 Farmer, 27, Sam*Black Sheep 9 AreWeleotM ^* ^"~ . ; . • • • J • , . X ' ' ^^F ' ' ; :;•! ; ; ,.. . A . .... JL . . • - - .... . '• •- •.• ,'•' r -,•', 'f'ljr nnii.nfiirril-niii*.* BEAM fit Bruce LbVvehstein, young Jarnter located si* ahil'orie-hair Jmiles northeast^, bf' tu Verne, In fkuVerne twp., it is'-a^cifee of being , ['Very; happy" ,aboutC';His. black nl'j'he'ep; • • .'. :' •••.'',)•'*:"•• ;•' , • I a "All, 1 have/is black sheep n I my' iamlly," says the. 27"year-old i Kossuth farmer, "arttl I'm 1 ' mighty" '-;.--'••:.'; ;: 'J ' 'Bruce, who came/;to Kossuth- c'ouhty from Nebraska three years.) ago and:is 'rentingA.a 180 acra, place, is one of the county's first raisers of Karakul she<*p, and for htm, it has been - a profitable en. terpriSe. • • ; ;"- ; -". : -../:' ',''!;•'•;/ ''•':•'".' ' • V Wool 5l»c V, PoUnd ',Starting the';eiirly^part of this year, 'Bruce now has, g -heijd 'of; 28 'Karakul' sheep, /.-i. - ; ;.'"'-T " "I have averaged-60c a Ib. for wool, and the pelts .run from $9j to $18," he explaine;di Lamb-skirts, j when .used, are'.' takeA' >when six hours old... "• , ..' - I With *> reference to .-Karakuls. yjemselves, :the. ytnjhg farmer cx^ | : plairied that they lamb tvyice .a; year;»-«rtd twin as often as'white sheep, fee 'also; s&[d r that figures show they have about .'double the life of white sheep, j "I'm not trying to sell; anyone else on the, idea,"-he explained, .- "but I know what they.can ; do and after normal birth It Persian Lamb. Soon becomes after, tHe I curls open and it becomes Caracul*? The sheep originated in tftej: Karakul Valley of Russia, near the Caspian Sea. Until recently all, such pelts were imported^ about four million a year. Experiments prove that the sheep thrive in the-, U. S. and now about 8,000 peltfc are being produced annually Wont Texas to Minnesota. Perhaps Iowa — and Kossuth. county—may find another form of diversified .farming, in the raising^ of productive Karakul sheep./' ! ;•;' '- .•.•:. ..'•'.,. ' —Uppe* ttcs Mottles Newsfoto Pictured abbve is Bruce Lowenstein, LuVerne twp. ; farmer, who is looking over his flock of 28 Karakul sheep, which have proved an effective means of increasing farm income. A detailed story about the 27-year-old -farmer, who came here three years ago from Nebraska, Is found in adjacent columns. -'. > Tnf sold" on them myself." Pelts Very Valuable He said that'black sheep have a peak of production- in wool at about. 15 years of age. The shear | 'average is about 10 Ibs. a.year. . To date he has sheared once.' .He ships his wool from here, and at present is marketing it in, Calir 'fornia. . ' • Karakuls are great pets, he add-, ed, and are very hardy animals Who seem to do especially goodi under adverse conditions. | Asked why\ Karakuls seemed to j prodtice greater revenue, he saidj that the,black sheep is practically a fur coat on the hoof. 'Karakul sheep provide the material for Persian Lamb coats, one of the best Sellers at .present. Came From Nebraska Lowenstein Is married and has three children, aged seven, six and five, two of them girls. .In his native state of Nebraska he was active in 4-H and vocational >ag work. He started farming in Nebraska, and had'his' first experience with Karakuls there.. He is interested chiefly in sheep and dairy cattle, .and has 20 head of Guernseys. Is" New U. S. Industry One of the Interesting things about -Karakuls is that their pelts undergo -almost hourly changes, all affecting the value of the fur coats. The pelt of a prematurelv born Karakul produces costly Broadtail. When it curls tightly P. O.WS. HELPING IN BEET HARVEST, LEDYARDAREA 'Ledyard: L. A. to Algona each Nitz is driving morning and bringing 26 prisoners of war frprti the camp there to assist with th« beet harvest. He takes them bacjf each evening. Rc-v. Cass Operated On— Uig was held at the church Wed- hesday everting with Orvllle and Irvin Brattdt as hosts. News Frofti Overseas- Mrs. Charles Bashara received! w6rd from her two brothers Ed and Fred Munyon who are overseas. Fred is waiting for transportation to some home and Eddie has just been sent ot Japan. Tb Have Bye Operation— Mrs. John Miller is in the hospital in Mankato for an eye oper- jation. Mary Elizabeth who works in a bank at Algona came home 'tc be with her mother. last Wednesday afternoon. On Friday Mrs. L. W. Wiemer and Mrs. E. T. Halvorson went to , Rake to attend a' Federated Woi men's Misionary convention. , Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Pingel were Algona shoppers on Saturday. Mrs. Aeilt Troff and Mrs. George Thompson shopped at.Al- gonn last Thursday afternoon. ' The United Service Women will! speaker, have a work meeting this Friday Mr. and Mrs, Ted Thjlges and Mr, and Mrs. George Lonnan of Hudson were week end guests at the Kenneth Busch home. Mrs. Loonan is Mrs. Busch's sister. Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson , of Ledyard and Charlotte and| Jeanette Mason of LuVerne spent, Sunday at Humboldt and Forti Dodge. Mrs. Ed Junkermeier and Mrs.' Elmer Junkermeier will be hostesses to the Evangelical and He- formed Women's Guild at the church Thursday, Nov. 1. Rev. Edward Nuss, Patty Matzener, Carolyn and Merrit Plaeger attended a Youth for Christ Rally at East Chain last Thursday. Pastor Prince of Minneapolis was the at the W. E. Wiemer home. Mr. Anderson was a first lieutenant ih the air corps and has been in this country some months- after completing his missions over Germany. Bode Dinner Party Bode: Mrs. J. B. JaCobsen entertained at dinner Friday evening in honor of WAC -Elouise JaoObson who is home on furlough from Brook Field, Mqbilft, Ala. Guests present were Mr. and Mrt. Ole Jacobsori of Rolfe, Mr. .«ifld Mfs Sylvan Jacobsbn of Ottosett, Mrs. George Neilsen and smftll daugh* ters of Iowa City, Mrs.: Ihgeborg Swensoft, Mr. ftrtd Mrs, Sam Thoisland and son Sartimic and daughter Thelma. ,;/•:-.''. . HaiUett is a guest this week of Mr*. John Brlggs. at the home of-Mrs. Burton John- Son. Mr. arid Mrs. Nelson Jacobsen Mrs. August Klinkseep . were at Bricelyn on Thursday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Westerlund of Plankington, S. D., visited at land their new son. Mrs. Wester- U.L JT JClilfMiig fcW* J| ***• JL ^'I • »*«*»"•• v* «" I i.the August Klinkseep -home on Sunday. ! Mr. -and Mrs. E. T. Halvorson •visited Mrs Halvorsons" sister and ^family, ;the Odis Eagums at Frost • „ , „„ „, , „;•. if on Sunday. '. Rev. and Mrs. Edward CasS'jj Mrs. Paul' Wilson and Marvel v/ent to Fort Dodge Monday \ Halvorson went to Chicago Friday .where Rev. Cass was to unddrgo ^evening' to spend the v/eek end ; a minor operation. • !«/ith frienrfs. lund is the former Ella Blome. L. C. Strand and Nordeen went to Omaha Sunday and brought Mrs. Strand and Calvin horns. Mrs. Strand had been in Savanah, Mo., for treatments and Calvin had stayed with an aunt in Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. Tryg Haugen and family, Norman Haugen and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Engelby and son of Rake -were Sunday, guests at ,. 'band, the Eldon Bonnicksens at j the Cecil Pingil home. Norman meeting will be held'at the E. & Ruiijsted .Thursday. ' recently returned from three years R. church Sunday evening, Nov:<! '; Mrs. Harriett Spronk and Mrs. I overseas. 4 with Phyllis Busch as leadjer^George Thompson were guests Of • Mr. and Mrs. Fred Anderson of The regular monthly social mae't-' Mrs. William Goeke at Bancroft Rndcl'ffe were week end guests operation. Youth Devotional Nov. Youth Fellowship Devotional i with friends. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Welfare vis- j ited their daughter Doris and hus- j PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, the United States Navy has fought and won the battle for freedom in the waters of the aggressors j and WHEREAS, the United States Navy, conjoined with its famed coordinated arm, the United States Marine Corps,,has enabled our combined forces to plant the' Stars and. Stripes in every spot once held by the common enemy; and.' ,. ,, WHEREAS, by national tradition the debt the people 6f. the United States owe their Navy is annually emphasized -to the setting aside of one day to acclaim that branch -M tne armed forces:. •'.-."; '..'• . : ••'•'•'•' • i ''ji-'"''- THEREFORE, I, Frank Kohlhaas, mayor of .the' City. .of Algoria. hereby proclaim Saturday, October, ( 27, , Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Five, '.as Navy Day and call ; upon all sitt- zens Of Algona to take part in observance .of thfs , day, thrpUgn, the many channels open to them and : to jdiri 'ln.:a,S.alute -to the United States Navy and its co-ordinated sea power We Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Naval A.viation, arid the MerCh- "ant Marine. . > ' .''' ,', : '',, '-'.'.'.'' •: WHEREUPON, I have set my hand this 23rd day of October,1945. ' ; Mayor City of Algona. 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