The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1957 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 21, 1957
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There i« an article in ih* February Issue of the Reader* Digest entitled, "A Flivver For The Family", by Robert S1 rot her. It is billed fcs a noslnlgir tribute to n love of yesteryear and it'. 1 -about s Model" T Ford There's a Model T in my background, too. and although it was of a vintage of ten years later than the Ford of Mr Strother's, thpve never was. nor there never will bo, any automobile quite like it. » * * When 1 was eight years ot so old, my Dad's grandfather passed on and left him some money It was five hundred dollars. That still seems quite a large amount of cash to me, but 1 have a notion that it was a great deal more in those days and it was not a sum to be treated lightly. We kids had lots of ideas on how the money was to be spent and I imagine our parents did also. But the choice was finally made It was decided that the whole blooming five hundred dollars should go up in one grand splurge. We would get a family car! * * * The nigh! thai Bad drove up in the brand-new, black Mode T still stands out as a red letter occasion. The car was definitely above the fliwer class; it wa Henry's latest development, i two door sedan with the etnphasi? on the se part. Dad shot the works and the car had all tht extras •• — balloon tires, a wind shield wiper and an electric hom. It had upholstered cush ions instead of the slippery leath er kind and only the driver hac to get out so the seat could be lifted up lo fill the gas tank. » » • The car had a new-fangled gadget on it called a speedo •nMer The thine would tun- every time we went another one tenth of a mile and when the numbers 99.98 were about to shift to 100.00. the suspense was terrific. But the speedometer had one drawback — it told how fast we were going. In spite of his advanced age, (he was almost 30). Dad xvas quite a reckless «ftd h* wowld watch his ;na«ee and gun that car u» to tftilfts f» htfarl If Mama tad h*r eyfe cm th* apfcedorrretei- and caught him at it, she didn't ike it very much. • * * * have told ftm thai thi* car was a deluxe model, and to prove it even farther, let me state that it had nickel-plated Jumpers on both the front end the >ear! 1 suppose they were really chrome but $5 being the exact amount oi us kids' weekly allowances, nickle sounded so much richer. Years later they were painted bright red and we could always distinguish our car from the hundreds of other black Ford sedans. The bumpers were also called, "cow catchers" and sometimes if our folks didn't hush us in time, all four of us kids would lean out of the windows and yell at a farmer driving his herd, "You better watch out. We got cow catchers on our car!" * » * On the frequent Sunday* when there were dinners with all the relatives gathered, we kids were all but insufferable about the virtues of our car. Uncle Art had an Overland, Cousin Alfred had §n Essex and I think somebody had a Hupmobile. They were big cars, they purred loudly and they rode much closer to the ground. But they were all touring cars. Shucks! When it rain- j ed they had to go out and button up the ising glass curtains while all we had to dp was roll up tne windows on our sedan. "That long - legged puddle jumper", some of our cousins were known to hoot at us. But then they were just jealous. It PAYS to deal with a LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER... He's Your Friend and Neighbor. He's reliable. He's under state supervision. He's licensed. WHEN YOU HAVE NEED OF ASSISTANCE OR ADVICE IN REAL ESTATE MATTERS, CONSULT WITH ANY ONE OF THESE MEMBERS OF THE ... KOSSUTH COUNTY REAL ESTATE BOARD ALGONA Nels J, Anderson Al Buchanan Oliver S. Carlson Joel M. Herbst Ted S. Herbst H. T>. Hutchins P. J. Kohlhaas Leon H. Laird Jerry M. Lewis John C. Love D. D. Monlux Charles E. Murlagh Paul M. Seeley BANCROFT A. W. Kennedy , BURT H. E. Rachui FENTON Wallace Smith LAKOTA Robert Hamilton I. E. Wortman *LEDYARD , * Tice Brack LU VERNE Jon Nelson Emmet C. Knary SWEA CITY A. J. Bilsborough Elmer C. Smith Gifford Smith TITONKA Gerhard Bruns Gordon Hartson Earl Stott WHITTEMORE John P. Uhlenhake Sweet Lossy Builds BIGGER Beef Gains ANY RATION! You'll see remarkable gain* when Sweet lawy goe* to work. Each nutritious pellet provides the essentials for fast economical gains! Rich molasses, proteins and trace minerals stimulate rumen bacteria into maximum efficiency. This increased activity converts any ration into extra beef! For maximum pay-off at market time— feed Sweet Lusty. Sweet lony ii »1iO ovotlcble t» '••* • or bunk lit* |S«1I»I», with or without Stilbestrol. Sweet loisy ii monufoctured In 11%, 22%, ond 30% protein. Vitamin A con be added where M ii needed. SCKIEIIII MiUS, INC, St. Joseph, Umouri KOSSUTH COUNTY DEALERS Burt Coop Elevator Lone Rock Coop BURT IOWA ixchanae Farmers Coop ilev. . . /LpNERO f K ^ l LEPYARD. IOWA LU VGtm COO llfVe Farmers ilev. Co, Murray llev. Co, TITONKA. IOWA BANCROFT, IOWA Until the ftdvent of our sedan, my previous experiences with cars had taught me that automobile trips were both uncertain and uncomfortable. Flat tires were the rule rather than the exception. Everybody piled out while the tire kit was extracted and the puncture mended. But our car was notably immune to flat tires and once we took a 500 mile trip without a single blowout. In the wintertime we didn't have to take all the quilts and blankets along to keep warm for our car had a heater in it with registers in both the front and back seats. Some mighty peculiar odors had a way ot emanant- ing from the back seat heater outlet for we kids were always stepping on it with our overshoes and once in a while we'd drop peanut shells down it and then it would really smell. Our Ford had home-like touches in it too, for there was a roller shade on the rear window and two little vases on either side in which we could put either fresh or artificial flowers. » * * The sedan was still going strong when we m_ovejl to .A.1- goffiar although- <<>ir olaott? brafc* er had sort of appropriated it for his special use. There wasn't much nonsense about driving licenses in those days and he'd i been expertly wheeling that Ford around since he was ten years old. The time came when I wanted to go out with boys and my parents agreed that I was old enough but they put down some restrictions to my dating. I could go, but only if I went with my brother and that meant going in the Foi-d. So, we'd start out together, pick up his girl and the boy I was supposed to be with and on the return trip, the process would be reversed. It was two or three years before 1 ever had a young man call for and return me home without my brother or the Ford having a thing to do with it. e • * Now, some good care, like old soldiers, don't die they just fade away. That's the way it was with our sedan. Dad used yellow service trucks in his business and after he bought another family car, the Ford was fitted with a box in the rear, painted* and it became a pick-up. We kids drafted it sometimes after working hours and thei'e are quite a few adults around these parts right now who remember riding in the rear to go on watermelon parties and picnics. Then there were those roller- coaster type thrills, when we'd rev the car up for that ride over the bump down by the railroad tracks known as Tedo's Belly. * • » Even" after all the ford's parts failed to work as a unit there was stiU good left in her and the carburetor, pistons or what not were transferred to other cars. Who knows, maybe some of those parts are functioning today in some jalopy of the 1950's. I'd like to think that they are. Pre- ; sent day cars have automatic shifts, decorator colors, they can go a hundred miles an hour and they cost four or five times tho amount our early car did. But as far as I'm concerned, they <jon't have a thing that could suirpass that 1927, black, model T ford Sedan! * e » After popping off l*ct week about the fact that I was probably not going to get any Valentines, I have to take it all back for I received throe of them. On« was from one of my Brownie Scouts and another was from one of my out of the state readers. It was a very fine message but she put one restriction on it. "Don't you dare; mention this in your column." To me that 1 *, like giving me a piece of candy and telling me I can enjoy it but I mustn't swallow it. me is b&in| plMmed, but time I walfl *tt ftfhazed with •genuine emotion. "The <-u$totn of weekly allowances has been recently reinstalled at ««t house and the kids kicked in and bought me one of those heart- shaped boxes of csndy. When 1 had fecovered from my initial surprise, Mary Ann remarked. "See, Mama, what can happen wheft you let US have money of our own." Just so I could fully appreciate the sacrifice, Jennie added, "And the cord alone cost us twenty-five cents." Natural ly, I shared my 'boon, but I did get to eat two or three pieces of the caedy oil by myself. » » » Anethtt fin» feufpHtt tht Wfcfeh brought me was that I finally sold one of my plays! "You Look Ghestly, Gertie", written for St. Ann Hospital Auxiliary is to be included in a book plays for women's clubs to be published next summer. Anc they also want to see anything else 1 have for all female casts so T plan to send "them a bundl of them. Thi* week's recipe i* one received in the recipe contest o a while back. It's for Creamy Peach Pie, and since it uses can ned peaches it's good right now It's from Mrs Walter Boeckholt 1 6 07.. can Pet milk or 2/3 cup 1V4 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup melted butter 1, No. 2Mt can pencil slices I'/fe tohsp. plain gelatin 1, 3 oz. pkg. Philadelphia cream cheese. Vi» cup sugar 2 tablsp. lemon juice Chill milk until ice cold. Blend crumbs with butter and pack fii-mly in a 8" pie shell. Chill. Drain peaches', set aside a few slices for top and dice the remainder. Soften gelatin in ¥4 cup peach Syrup, then melt over hot water. Remove from heat and blend in softened cheese and sugar. Whip chilled milk in chilled bowl until stiff, beat cheese mixture in, V4 at a time. Fold in drained peaches. Turn into' chilled crust and top with peach slices and maraschino cherries. Chill for a least 3 hours —GRACE. This latl wetk t ttked fn« nterstate and "Foreign Commerce Committee of the House to in- £?sUgat<? the price hikes which hr pns utilities are requesting. Those concerns wore granted ises through the years and arc showing their biggest profit.* f-r. 1 believe it is time for someone to take an official look nto these matters. We are a consumer state ftnd if the utilities going to fide rough-shod in this manner it is only the consumer who will suffer. There io considerable comnmenl about the fnf.t~ of the President's budget rtpQ«e*t. It is the largest budget in peace time. The President and others of the Executive branch hsve requested the Congress to cut it if they can. 1 believe 1 will ally myself with those who will accept the challenge of the dare and try to cut the size of this budget. If Mr ftanfton can continue to cut supports to the American farmer then t am sure there arc places other than flgriculturr; where substantial cuts can be- Thursday, Feb. 21, 1957 Atfdfta Oft.) tipp* ft* made. Just this last week the parity supports to farmers for eight commodities were cut which cost the American farmef a total of over $?,30 million. This was done in spite of the fact that some of these commodities are in reduced supply than previously and no one is certain about production for the corning year. Your Congressman Merwin Cosd UDM Ciawlfied* Pfc? Dividends In Ceil of Ploy JOWA - Th* Simpson 'College drama department will present "Saint /o*«" by Shaw Mtrch 12 thtetifn March 15 in the t»H«f£e*!! Uttt* Theatre. Twenty-six other student* ftte in the cast, including Richafd "Rasttiussert of Burt. The Department of Interior was created in 1848 as the Monte Department. IN OMB I Congressman Goad's Comments 6th District Congressman From Iowa Reports On Washington Activities SUPER 18 HOL10AY COU(4 lf« the most oxeffftiff »ngln» (fevofopiAont «?»«• tfio first ftoelrot was IcrunehWT can The third Vitaniir** w«s from - three of out kids. Usually I gather when a surprise for TYPING PAPER, 500 SH Dept. ••""" Feb. 13, 195?f It seems that those in cxecu- ' tive positions favor raising first class postage rales lo 5 cents per ounce. This would be a 66 per cent raise in rates and as the first class mail is more than paying its own way I can't understand why the rates on second, third and fourth class mail arc not raised. Before I will support any move U> raise first class rates the other classes will have to be brought in line. The big magazines, publishers, catvlog houses and others are getting the benefit—they should pay their way. TRIPIJE-ACT10N RK9HRVE POWERl Simply nudge the accelerator b*yond the % mark •nd yon "c»U out the reBervee"! The J-2 R<xjket then operate* on three don\ carburetors! J-2 is available now at * modest extra coot. Try itl Engineers have dreamed for year* of «ua engine that combined exceptional horsepower and torque potential with outstanding, fuel economy in normal operation. And today, Olds ban it in the new J-2 Rocket.* You'll find ii'i like two engines under the hood! In your day-to-day driving, yori enjoy Ac smooth* alert action of the Rocket—with the fad economy of dual-jet carbXiretion and a T.O-to-1 compression ratio. Bat 'to meet the exceptional driving situation, just open .the accelerator beyond the % point and tow additional carburetors automatically .jet into action. There's an instant boost in torque and power. 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