The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 2, 1967 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 2, 1967
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4—Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, May 2, 1967 Progress Club Has Meeting At Portland PORTLAND - Portland Pro- gross Club met April 20 at the home of Juno Sparks, with Mary Rasmussen assistant hostess. Mrs. Eugene Meyer and Ruth Truiikhill were guests. The program — a homemade Easter hat, and two films on cancer were shown by Mrs. Randall Clark of Algona. Vivian Button won first prize on her homemade Easter bonnet, Violet Becker and Edith Jandl won second and third prizes. The club gave $2 to the Cancer Fund. A gift was presented Mrs. Clark in behalf of the club for showing the film. Flossie Bartlett was in charge of fun time. Mary Rasmussen had the surprise number. The hostesses served lunch at the close of the meeting. The next meeting will be held May 18 ia the home of Stella Wiskus with Ella Lampe, assistant hostess. Roll call will be "what my mother did that is outmoded now." Program — crafts by Nadine Shipler. Fun time - June Sparks and Mary Rasmussen. Stella Wiskus will have tlie surprise number. - o - Mrs. Stanley Ruse held aparty in her home April 21. Those attending were Dorothy Sheirbon, Sandra Harms, Janice Moore, Wyona Harms, Virgie Trenary, Leona Haase, Leita Phelps, Hazel Ruse, lola Bartlett, Vera and Judy Fitch. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Becker attended an open house wedding reception at Ledyard Saturday night in honor of Mr. and Mrs. William Green who were married two weeks ago at Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. George Donovan of Rochester, Minn., came Saturday to spend the weekend in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Meister. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Meister and Brett were also Sunday guests and Mr. and Mrs. John Welp of Bancroft were Sunday afternoon callers. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Cox, Templeton, parents of Mrs. Bernard Meister, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 5 p. m., April 30, in the Sacred Heart hall at Templeton. William Gifford and Phyllis of Burt were Sunday dinner guests in the P. W. Marlow home. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brown and family of Algona were Saturday evening visitors in the Dennis Meister home. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Westling and Craig were Sunday evening visitors in the Meister home. Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Young, Traer, Bonnie Young of Cedar Falls, Jim Sparks, Betty Tlach and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dimond, Britt, were Sunday dinner guests in the Howard Sparks home. Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Geilenfeldt of Fairmont were Wednesday supper guests in the Edmund Larson home. TheGeilen- feldts will leave for Eugene, Ore. May 1 where they will make their home. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Larson were Thursday supper guests in the Quentin Bjustrom home. Cassey Bahling and Louie Heerdt were also there and showed movies and slides of their trip to Texas. Mr. and Mrs, Billy Christensen and family were Thursday supper guests in the Roger Schmidt home at Clear Lake in honor of Billy Christensen's birthday and also Tim Schmidt's fifteenth birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shipler, Marsha and Pam, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Shipler, Harris Harms, Bud Shipler, and Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Shipler attended the wedding of Dennis Shipler, formely of Burt, and Mary Martin, at Palmer, April 22. Bud and Boyd Shipler and Harris Harms were attendants. A wedding dance was held later in the evening at Gilmore City. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Ites and Iwys were Sunday dinner guests in the Jesse Harmshome. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ites of Buffalo Center were afternoon guests. "If you have nothing better to do at the present, you might ponder on whether or not the cow that jumped over the moon went into orbit." At Phone Meeting Representatives from Fenton and Lone Rock attended the 72nd annual convention of the Iowa Telephone Association last Tuesday and Wednesday at Sioux City. They were Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Jacobson of Fenton and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Olsen of Lone Rock. r ireafer London, including (fie 28 metropolitan boronplis, comprises 443.455 acres. The original old city consists of 075 acres. Tornado Advice That Could Save... ...Your Life There is no universal protection against tornadoes except underground excavations. But. the Weather Bureau says, there are courses of action which you can take when a tornado is approaching which may If You Are in Open Country; 1. Move at right angles to the tornado's path. Tornadoes usually move ahead at about 25 to 40 miles per hour. 2. If there is no time to escape, lie flat in the nearest depression such as a ditch or ravine. If in a City or Town; 1. Seek inside shelter, preferably in a strongly reinforced building. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS! 2. In homes: The corner of the basement toward the tornado usually offers greatest safety, particularly in frame houses. People in houses without basements can sometimes be protected by taking cover under heavy furniture against inside walls. Doors and windows on the sides of the house away from the tornado may be opened to help reduce damage lo the building. 3. Standing against the inside wall on a lower floor of an office building offers some protection. If in Schools; 1. In city areas: If school building is of strongly reinforced construction, stay inside, away from windows, remain near an inside wall on the lower floors when possible. AVOID AUDITORIUMS AND GYMNASIUMS with large, poorly-supported roofs! 2. In rural schools that do not have strongly reinforced construction, remove children and teachers to a ravine or ditch if storm shelter is not available. If in Factories; On receiving a tornado warning, a lookout should be posted (o keep safety officials advised of the tornado's approach. Advance preparation should be made for moving workers to sections of the plant offering the greatest protection. Keep calm! It will not help lo get excited! People liavc been killed by running out into streets and by turning back into the path of a tornado. Even though a warning is issued, chances of a tornado's striking one's home or location arc very slight. Tornadoes cover such a small zone, that relatively only a few places in a warned area are directly affected. You should know about tornadoes though, "just in case." Keep tuned to your radio or television station for latest tornado advisory information. Do not call the Weather Bureau, except to report a tornado, as your individual request may tie up telephone lines urgently needed to receive special reports or to relay advisories to radio and television stations for dissemination to thousands in the critical area. Identifying Tornadoes at Night; Identification of a tornado at night is more difficult because the clouds can be seen only during brief flashes of lightning. Aside from actually seeing the tornado, about the only positive way of recognizing a tornado before it strikes is by its continuous roaring noise. This noise is caused by (he .strong winds in the tornado. The noise is faint when the tornado is aloft, and becomes louder as the tornado lowers toward the ground. The sound is similar to the roar of a blowtorch or the noise made by hundreds of airplanes, and can he heard for a distance of several miles. Where Tornadoes Can Occur: Any place in the United Stales at any time of the year They happen most frequently in the midwestern, southern and contra! mean the difference between life or death. :•:• Below is a summary of Weather Bureau suggestions about :•:• tornado ''safely rules" and also general information about :•:• tornadoes. ;•'•-' states from March through September How Often Do They Occur: The records show that the average number of days with tornadoes varies from about 12 per year in parts of liie Midwest to less than one per year in the Northeastern and fat Western stales, How to Recognize a Tornado: Usually observed as a funnel-shaped cloud, spinning rapidly, and extending luuanl the earth from the base of ,i thundercloud. When dose by. il sounds like Ihe roar of hundreds <>f airplanes. Tornado "Weather": Hot. sficky days \vj(h southerly wind;-, and a lln'catcning. ominous sky However, many such days occur without, tornadoes. Clouds: Familiar thunderstorm clouds are present. An hour or luo before a tornado, topsy-turvy clouds appear sometimes bulging down instead n| up. The clouds often have a un-enish-hlack color. Precipitation: Rain, frequently hail, preceding Ihr lornarlo. uilli a heavy downpour alter il has passed. Time of Day: Mostly between .'! ; hours Direction of Travel: Mostly between :! and 7 p in . Inn ihev have occurred nl al hours In most, cases Ihov move from -,\ westerly direeimn. usually from the .southwest. Length of Path; Usually HI In <in mi but limy may move lorn Width of Path: Usually III ID '10 miles ilhe avp>-;i yr Irnglh is 111 miles), but limy may move fonwinl lor .'inn miles. The average width is annul 'Kin y;irds. but UK-V .have cut swaths over a mile in width. Speed of Travel ; 25 lo 40 miles per hour average, but they h.ive varied from stationary to fl!) miles per hour. Wind Speed ; Estimated as high as 500 miles per hour within Hie tornado.. Causes of Destruction: (1). Violent winds which uproot lr<-cs, destroy buildings, and which create a serious hazard from objects blown Ihroueb the air. 6 (2) Differences in air pressure which can lift automobiles and cause buildings lo collapse. SEE US NOW FOR YOUR COMPLETE INSURANCE NEEDS: • FIRE • LIGHTNING • LIABILITY • AUTO • WINDSTORM • HOME OWNERS • COMMERCIAL RISK • BLANKET COVERAGE ON FARM PERSONAL PROPERTY KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASS'N. ALGONA, IOWA

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