The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 14, 1957 · Page 33
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 33

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 14, 1957
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CONTWOL-CBNTKR PRK-SBt-KCTS1 Wash Water Temperature RtnM Water Temperature Water level for partial loads Waihlng Tim* from 2 to 11 minutes "HI" or "IO" Washing Speed "HI" or "IO" Spinning Speed NORMAL'Cyde for normal loads SHORT Cycle for delicate fabrics STAINLESS STKl TUB guaranteed for a Kfefime TRANSMISSION guaranteed for 5 years Bib Bo' Peep! With one eye open ever so slightly, this big fellow is content to act as self-appointed referee of the sporting events within his small domain. '©/VTOR OYIVI JUST off Highway 101, between Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, lies one of the world's oddest gymnasiums. The California Alligator Farm at' Buena Park has more than 1000 live alligators ranging in size from the 8-inch baby snappers to Killer Blue, 13-jbot, 800-pound giant reckoned to be more than four centuries old. Young and old, they sport in their own private 'Gator Gym, racing, wrestling and slithering down the slippery slide into their private pool. The California Alligator Farm is unique among such farms in that they actually raise alligators from the egg up. By far the largest majority of such farms, mostly located in Florida, capture their 'gators and merely display them to the public. Of course, the farm's old alligators have been captured from wild life, but as the farm has been in existence since 1905, several hundred of the 'gator population were bom and raised in California, far from their native habitat of the Southeast where temperate America succumbs to the Torrid Zone. Alligators are not merely animate inventions of the powers'of darkness and evil, but like most things provided by Mother Nature, have useful work to do. In addition to being scavengers wherever they happen to live, in the flood- menacing and levee-guarded rivers of the South, they are policemen as well. Bank-burrowing aquatic animals, especially muskrats, constantly endanger the protecting embankments with their mining, and alligators as constantly keep their numbers down. For this reason, the people of Mississippi, Louisiana and other southern states desire the protection of the alligator. The old custom of taking random shots at the floating reptiles at every opportunity is being discouraged by rigidly enforced game laws. A southern delicacy that not many people have the chance to try is 'gator- tail steak.. Running- dowa-theJength of the )nng-tail,-around-the^pinal-colamn, is a thick cylindrical column of muscle. When an alligator is killed for his leather, the hunters frequently cut out a section of this, \slice it into suitable thicknesses, and broil it over a swampwood fire. Homemakers Hdi Prepare it in spare tint*,,. hf at and stnre any timt Star-Kist- Recipe on Creumettes pkg. asting Energy While the 'gator belongs to the crocodilian family, there is considerable difference in their appearance. The crocodile, right, has a long, slender head in contrast to the rounded, blunt head of the alligator, You can also see a definite difference in the body markings,

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