5COPE 4-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, July 6, 1967 Four Live Horsepower! don smith OUR neighboring state to the north, Minnesota, recently joined the crowd with passage of a state sales tax - a three percent tab which has not been greeted with open arms by taxpayers. It should be pointed out, however, that the sales tax adopted there will probably cost Mr. Average Man less than our two percent knock here. Food, clothing and drugs are exempt - and the person in the lower income bracket can certainly appreciate that. Another consideration in the Minnesota li.w is this - merchants that cjllect the tax are allowed to keep a percentage for being tax collectors. In Iowa, merchants are required to collect the tax free - and get rapped for the time and responsibility for doing the job for the state ! VINCE Lombard!, coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers, has one of the best (if not the best) jobs in all of football land. The pay is great, he's a big stockholder, etc. and pretty much has things his own way, due to the fact his club manages to win the NFL championship most of the time. He recently got something done at Lambeau Field, home of the Packers, which had been in the offing for some time. They installed electric cables under the turf to keep the sod from freezing during the season. TOPLESS waitresses have been banned in Denver and that proves folks out there don't plan to let anything interfere with the joys of looking at real mountains- Russell, Kans., News. DON'T know how kids can take so much. Adults would suffer much more than children with the same injury. Take for instance the lad at Shell Rock,_ Michael Koop, 6, who was performing a tight rope act" on a rafter near the top of a tall corn crib. Mike did okay for a while, but slipped and fell about 50 feet to the ground and his most serious injury was facial lacerations, suffered when his face grazed a piece of machinery near the bottom of the drop. He and his seven year old sister had climbed to the top of the crib to imitate a circus act they had seen. DURING a recent running of the stock car races at the fair- While on a recent visit to Kossuth county, Mrs. lona M. Green, Burbank, Calif., took pictures of a scene that is not at all common (although it used to be) on area farms. Here's her story: "I discovered that not quite everything is done according to the jet age method, as evidenced by the picture of Everett Witham of rural Bancroft, shown dragging his corn crosswise. "Although Mr. Witham had several hundred horsepower encased in three tractors sitting in the machine shed, it is apparent he still prefers the old fashioned type of 'horse power* on some occasions. "Though not done with modern methods, he was still able to drag 00 acres of corn in approximately six hours. Not too bad for four of the original kind of horsepower." We might add that Mr. Witham, who has been farming for a long time, has also been a lover of horses and active in the Seneca Saddle Club. The photo does prove there are still a lot of tilings not done by computer. grounds, wound up with camera and equipment in hand in the pit area. Spent a most enjoyable evening - made better due to chats off an on with Howie Stephenson, Algona High athletic director and basketball coach, and Bob Darbyshire, Algona salesman. I'll say one thing - those guys certainly were well supplied with jokes. Nothing I could use in the column, though ! THE weak hate because it makes them feel strong - only the strong know that hate makes them weaker. ONE American Legion Auxiliary in the state has been sending boxes of food, books and incidental items to soldiers in Vietnam. Included in the boxes was a note asking the soldiers for suggestions. One. soldier from the area sent a thank you note to the Auxiliary and offered this suggestion - "One thing I am sure a lot of guys can't use very much is clothespins, because usually you wash your clothes and put them right back on." NOTED where the nation's schools and juvenile courts were blamed recently for the surging increase in juvenile delinquency in the United States. The schools were blamed for forcing students to drop out by failing to con- Strong Winds Damage Seneca Farm Again SENECA - The Everett Withams feel as though their trouble is double. They are in the midst of setting back to normal following the tornado which took several buildings on their farm in addition to house damage and the north roof from their large cattle and hay barn. To add to their trouble, the tornadic -.vinds that swept through the Seneca area Friday night took the remaining south side of the roof and part of the south side of the barn. So now they again are busy cleaning up the debris. Clarence Menz and William Dorse\ came to their aid on Saturday. - o - FAMILY GATHERING Mr. and Mrs. ClarenceOsborn held a family gathering at their home Sunday honoring their house guests, Mr. and Mrs. Hudson Potter and Peggy, Rockford, Ell. Mrs. Potter is the former Pauline Osborn. Those in attendance included >'/. and Mrs. William Brown, Fairmont, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kelly, Swea City; Mr. and Mrs. John Kelly and family; Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Brown and family; and Mr. and Mrs.Melvin Brown, all of Armstrong; Mr. INSTALL BEAT THE COMING SUMMER HEAT WITH KELVINATOR ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS OR LENNOX CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING SEE US TODAY! Me Fall PLUMBING - HEATING - APPLIANCE Fenton, Iowa centrate on the slow learners (among other things) while blaming the courts for not having youth services bureaus to handle youngsters in trouble without subjecting them to the court process. It was also suggested that continual troublemakers be turned over to the courts for more severe action than has been dealt out in recent years. Amen ! STILL on a crime note. Is it any wonder persons are up in arms over the three murders committed by that 42-year-old glue- sniffer a couple of weeks ago? And, do you know what he'll get (if convicted) of the crime lie was charged with — murder of a 41-year-old Belle Plaine mother - life in prison. Isn't it about time we get tough with such characters, put capital punishment back on toe books (not just for offenders who kill peace officers) and rid the world of some of the no goods that are wandering around. We'll say it again - let's take care of some of our own problems and let the other countries handle theirs. THIS makes sense. An anonymous Storm Lake barber has his own way of telling who is boss in the families in that Iowa community. He says you can usually tell by the way the preteen boy wears his hair. "Mom wants bangs on him-dad doesn't. When the boy reaches the teens, though, it's harder to tell since neither parent gets to tell him what to do." Again, amen! BEFORE we forget it - want to tip the hat to the Algona Jay- Cees and other sponsors of the local Beauty Pageant. It was a good job well done - and the eight contestants for the Miss Algona title probably surprised practically everyone present at the event with their talent presentations. The choice of Kitty Hardgrove was a fine one - but I'm glad I didn't have the job of judge, trying to decide on the winner. It was most difficult. THE family of Peter C. Reding, former St. Joe area resident who died recently at Trimont, Minn., received a telegram from Vice President Hubert Humphrey (who had known Mr. Reding for many years) which read: "Deeph saddened to learn of the deatli of your beloved brother and my good friend, Peter. Mrs. Humphrey joins me in extending our heartfelt sympathy. We want you to know that we too will miss Peter, but will be everlastingly grateful for all of his helpfulness. He was a loval friend." A man walked up to another and said, "Irving ! What happened to you ? You used to be short, now you're tall. You used to be blonde and had blue eyes, now you're dark with brown eyes." The man, startled, said, "My name is not Irving." "Oh, even your name you changed." Refresher Dairy chocolate milk is a glamour refresher when served in frosted glasses with a whipped cream puff garnish To frost glasses: dip rims of chilled glasses into unoeaten egg whites, then into powdered sugar. and Mrs. Carrol olsen and famih, Ottosen; and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Osborn and Jon and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Osborn, all of Cylinder. - o - Weekend guests of the Everett Williams included their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Thiel, Davenport, who cameFri- da> evening, and their grandson, Darrel Greene, Burbank, Calif., •.vhom the;, met at the airport at Fairmont Saturday night. .Also visiting them Saturday night were Mr. Witham's niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Moore of lowaCitj. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Watson,. Troy Grove, HI., are expected on Wednesday and will spend several days with her parents. Sunday evening guests at the Everett Withams included Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shyrock, Ringsted, and Clarence Thiel, Emmetsburg. They came to visit the Robert Thiels, sister and father of Mr. Thiel. Mrs. Clarence Osborn and Mrs. Earl Crouch were guests at a coffee party June 14 honoring Mrs. Robt. Rice on her birthday. Alex Rubiano, Romney, W. Va., has been visiting the past two weeks at the Nina Kracht home. He recently left for New York where he will work in a summer camp. His wife and daughter will remain here for the summer. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Taylor and family, Des Moines, and Mrs. . Katherine Doege of Algona were weekend guests of Mrs. Nina Kracht and Linda Sue. Wesleyan 1$ Engaged To S-Citv Girl SHIRLEY WIMMER WESLEY - Mr. and Mrs. August Wimmer of Danbury announce the engagement of their daughter, Shirley Ann of Sioux City, to Jim Eisenbacher, son of Vincent Eisenbacher and the late Dorothy Eisenbacher, Wesley. Miss Wimmer is employed in the business office of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Sioux City. A Nov. 25 wedding is planned. Mrs. Clarence Osborn and David flew to Minneapolis recently and spent a week at the home of the former's sister and family, the Arnold Kueckers. Mrs. Kuecker was recuperating from recent surgery. Clarence Osborn drove up on Friday and he and Mr. Kuecker spent the weekend on a fishing trip. Little Janet Looft, daughter of the David Loofts, observed her first birthday anniversary June 28. Her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hoppe, Truman, Minn., her great-grandmother, Mrs. Hinrichs of Fairmont, and an aunt and uncle and family, the Marvin Hoppes, Madelia, Minn., visited at the Looft home. Thursday, callers included an aunt and uncle and family, the Robt. Thates of Ceylon and the Henry Loofts. It was also the Henry Looft's wedding anniversary. Mrs. henry Looft entertained the Seneca Thursday Club at her home Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Ervin Jensen was the honored birthday member. Mrs. Alfred Petersen will be the July hostess. Mrs. Fred Johannesen and Debbie took Carol to Milwaukee where they visited a daughter and sister and family, the Jay Ful- wilers, and then Carol left for New York City where she will continue her work. She recently returned home from an extended trip through Europe. Little Steve Fulwiler accompanied his grandmother and aunt home for a couple weeks vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Osborn and family of Carroll spent Saturday evening at the parental Clarence Osborns and visited with their house guests, the Hudson Potters, Rockford, HI. Sunday, they attended a Kauffman family reunion held at the Swea City park. They were enroute home from Spirit Lake where they spent a week vacationing. 0. R. Patterson observed a birthday anniversary Monday. Helping him observe the event were the Ted Jensens, C. 0. Baileys, and the Alfred Peter- sens. The Patterson's daughter, Helen Gilchrist of Si. Joseph, Mo., was also there. Their son, Wesley, and wife of Chicago, spent the weekend with the Pattersons and the Holgar Peter- sens of Algona were Saturday evening callers. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Petersen visited last weekend with the Elmer Friesths at Spirit Lake. Mrs. Clarence Cheever and family were -Sunday visitors at the Alfred Petersens. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Friesth and family of Badger, visited briefly at the parental Alfred Petersens enroute to Spirit Lake for the weekend with the former's parents, the Elmer -Friesths. Fenton Chit - Chat Bonnie Eimers and Mrs. Kenneth Steine, Fairmont, are spending two weeks at the Eugene Mansager home at Fargo, N.D. Melvin Mansager is going to return here with them for an extended visit here. . Mr. and Mrs. RoyChrischilles recently spent the weekend at the Carl Wiener home at Cedar Falls. OIL HEAT OR GAS? 6 questions to ask yourself before you spend hundreds of dollars. I Which is more modern— oil heat or gas? The answer may surprise you. Oil and gas are equally modern. 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