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W.A, Jan. 30, fÂ«Â§7 OSKALOOSA DAILY HERALD County'$ Hrtfc fcwds of ModcniTreids hi Names Oskalooea and Mahaska eotsaty look different than they oM M years ago when the Herald put out its first Progress Editiom. And Oskaloosa and *****^, county "sound" different now too. Did anyone hear a mother M years ago call "Keven, come to supper!"? How many mothers of that period were saying, "Deborah, brush our hair."? We do not know how many children in Mahaska county now earn.' the name of Kevin or Deborah but both names are growing :a poouianty. Eight boys born ui Mahaska county during 195$ v. ere named Kevin and 25 girls ;is Cheri. Denise, Michel*, Mitzi 'and SherrL Spelling variations are wide. There are Carla and Karla; Diane 'and Diana, Jane, Jayne and Jay' nit, Kerrilyn and Carolyn; Marsha ' and Marcia. Other names on the records for 1956 baby girls are Anita. Alethea, Audrey, Amy, Andrea, Angela, AHadeen, Arlene, Carey. Can' dace, Charlene. Dorothy, Donms, 'Elizabeth, Elaine, Evelyn, Fay, Gail, Giennaee, Helame. Jennifer, Jerelyna. Jean. June (born in June). Jill, Jeamna. Kaye, Kathleen. Lane, Lucmda. Lola. Leslie, Lisa, Lila. Lianna Leanne, Mane. oorn ^n tin De serai 1 or Debora or Deb Nancy , ^,, v _ - . . Ruth, Rosabel, Rose. Rosa, Rose- EXACiLY 800 births were reg- Shemlyn, SheUa, Svlvia, istered in the courthouse in O*- Snirle y ( ^ Virgima and Vera. ' SAM'S STORE UNDERWENT a complete remodeling program last spring which saw the Â·lacing of the balcony at the south and the Â·r*a above the display windows at the north of the store. Other work in the store, which is located at 224 High avenue west, included repaperinc, repainting, and new carpeting in the ready-to-wear and shoe departments. The store is owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Sam Popofsicy. (Herald Photo) Production And Payrolls Increase ^r^ST^t Although the number of persons old equipment but It is significant side the Wieland home includes employed in Oskaloosa showed a that streamlining production meth- new built-ins in the ktchen, re- aUght decline m 1956, payrolls in- ' ods means more rather than fewer modeling the bathroom and install- ereased and employers reported jobs. Rg ne w fixtures, installing a new Substantial production increases. ( SHOWING OSKALOOSA com- dryer and washer in the kitchen, A check of employment data mumty growth are utility installa- and installing a gas furnace. Â·--Â» 4^53 gainfully employed ' Uons durin g the past year. ! * -^%S n 2 e mer2Lrf l K^y-two telephone, were in-' NEW SHOW CASE J2 *!' 60 1 000 4^ ^f 35 !, 0 * stalled by the Oskaloosa North- WHAT CHEER (Special)-Jack kaiocsa during 1956. Perusal of these records makes an interest- *Â» m ing study in how name styles LfUZCfl ft change. Some names that were f ... All C popular a few years ago have com- jDCCIdllZC All lOTHlS pletely disappeared and other ~ brand new names have taken their At places. The names show the in- Â· fluence of books, movie stars and Cruzen * Belzer. local contrac- promment figures upon parents tors . specialize in excavations, choosing names for their babies. , ditch work, and grading. Owned and operated by Raymond Cruzen and Howard Belzer, names in namin* weir son. but ^ J"^ ^ T*' CrU2en are apt tocome up with some- starte ? ***. b ^ S ^ Â£ years ag Â° thing completely new for their and was Jom y er tbree , rt _!,*..Â«, ' years ago. dÂ£lU *itfirS. 0 . Dunag the past vear, thev have In many cases, what used to be !worked most iV m " OskaloJsa on considered a nickname is the ,,, y^ ^3 water mains. MAHASKA COUNTY AND THE relation of the Beacon school location to that of their own homes was the subject for discussion in this 1 special room taught by Mrs. Jeanne Johnson. Pictured are seme of the pupils in the class, who attend from several districts in the county. (Herald Photo) The birth records show that' baby's official name on the birth five pieces of lUt doesÂ° V n^t th incSe t0 rra'vetoe western ^ell Telephone company Thomas recently installed a new i 2,.!..TM. ... traveun f in 1956, to bnng the total to 6 - 12-foot refrigerated fruit and salesmen, district auditors and 2QO M com ^ Q ^ vegetable show case in the Thomas supervisors, all government Â·**Â·- - -- - -- tf _ _ _ , , . : , . Â· i Tne Oskaloosa municipal water Foods storc at Wtat all Moyeea, etc^ paid at least 51,000,000 more. ICanufacturing furnished em- ' P 1 * 111 office reported 61 meter in- English Buy Some ployment for 796 men and women, stallations in 1956, bringing the ecStoiction 345 men, utilities 146, **ter total up to 4,116, as com- Â·arvlcea 638 retaUand wholesale pared with 3,644 in 1951 and 3,268 1.15B. and miscellaneous W75. The i Â«" Â»*Â«Â· latter grouo includes domestics,! The Oskaloosa division of the fWdent farm workers, self em- i Iowa Power Light Co. reported other than professionals, ; 55 new electric meters installed in Tex. OB-Tv,-o 1956, raising the local total to 9,Ue - Hereiord cattle for found* stock. Jt is believed to be the shipment- of ttos type of cat- from the Lmted states to 325, 'of which 8,117 are urban and ' Eritaia " day laborers, and odd jobbers. The jump of the federal rcdni- Â·mm wage from 75 cents to $1 an 3,208 rural. Archibald McClaren and James boor accounted for part of the pay- j Gas meters at the close of 1956 Sco6eld raade **Â· 8,000-mile tour roQ advance, although all persons' totaled 3,561, representing a gain of the Umted States to buy 20 Included in the classifications did Â· O f 109 over the previous total and head of poUed Herefords for ship- aot qualify for the 25 cents an hour Plant improvements represent Â·a Important item in the industrial groop yet the number of persona employed on 'a full tune basis in atdlled and semi-skilled jobs is eteadily climbing, providing better living for those involved. Modern machinery can do the work of two or more persons with as compared with 3,003 in 1951. Â«Â» WIELAND REMODELING Mrs. Mary Wieland has built a 16 by 20 foot addition onto the east side of her home at 516 north First street in addition to doing quite a bit of remodeling inside the to their country. The Englishmen, who live near the England-Scotland border, bought their stock in this central Texas area from Carl Sheffield and Joe Weedon. They purchased a bull, C. Domestic Mischief 77, and a heiler, house. The addition la being used | the only two cattle purchased in for a bedroom and to enlarge the' the entire state of this cattle-pro- kitchen. The exterior of the addi- i duciag country. certificate. Examples of this are i mov jng machinery in addition to Danny. Bill. Brad, Jimmie, Jack- Â· tKO pickup trucks. A new piece le, Joe, Larry, Monty, Randy, oÂ£ equipment added during the Rocky, Ricky, Ronnie and Terry, past vear was a sma!1 batching for boys. Among the girls' birth' machine which can dig a trench records are, these names which, onjy ^^^ mcnes ^ width, used to be considered "nicknames": i other equimnent includes two Becky, Betty, Bonnie, Connie, j back-hoes for "excavation work and Cathy, Cindy, Dotty, Dee, Jody,. digging deeo ditches, a ditching Jacki, Jo, Kristy, Kim, Ltebeth, madune for trencbcc of six or Penny, Peggy, Sandy, Teri, Toni, j ^ ght inches in width, and a small i Vicky and Winnie j DU udozer for back filhng and grad' Two 1956 babies were named' ing. Kim--one was a boy and the other j aÂ» agirL Other names which appear, Little MoisttLTe From on the birth certificates for both . _ . . ^ boys and girls are Kelly. Jackie; Winter Precipitation (or Jaci), Leslie, Lynn and Robin, j Winter precipitation probably Three girls were named Teri anft i won't change the soil moisture pic- one was named Toni, while five | ture much by planting time. new baby boys bad their names' Climatologists Gerald Barger on their birth certificates as Terry and Robert Shaw of Iowa State and one was Tony. I college say Iowa farmers will have MOST POPULAR name for j to depend on late spring and sum- new boys last year was Steven mer rainfall to supplement water Â·or Stephen. Twenty toys were J already in the soillast November. : given that name. Normal total rainfall for the , * ,, . . . ,, .1 T ,, j Nov. 1 to April 30 period is from I Nineteen boys were named Jon j a mche / ^ ^^ coasi(ier . ,or John, 18 were David, 15 Â»ere iaWe ^^ loss during No . ! Michael, 14 were Denms and 10 j and ^ ^ ^.^ | were Gregory. Ronald, Robert and j ^^ IQS ^ througnout the jMark each were used 12 times. lwinter coup^ QUS with the fact s Twelve boys have Randal or Ran- ^^ fi ^ zen ^ doesn , t absorb wa . dall on their birth certificates and ter iffl ^ SHmai]oJO gi sts ,11 have Randy on theirs, although ^^ ^ and you ^ see why we can't expect much moisture eirs, a o u g Q t and you ; probably all 23 of them wiU be , It takes a lot of Cigars to put out the Progress Edition! DeWayne Foehlinger, Herald Editor, puffs his cigar as he edits copy for 20th Annual Issue An old cigar smoker like DeWayne finds it easier to endure Hie long hours It takes to publish the Progress Edition when he has his favorite "stogie" in his mouth. DeWayne buys his cigars from us. We stock cigars for every fype of smoker and feature the largest selection and assortment in town! Progress At Dean's Air conditioned hi T956 for yoÂ«r comfort daring warm 'seasons. Everything for Your Pleasure DEAN'S Acres* from Rivoto Theatre RAYMOND ALLISON Phone 3-5214 OREN JAMES called "Randy". Other popular boys' names on the 1956 birth certificates are 'Bruce, used 7 times; Bryce, 4; .Charles, 4; Donald, 4; Douglas, 7; Danny, Danni or Daniel, 9; Dale, '5; Floyd, 3; Glen or Glenn, 3; Gary, 7; James, 9; Jerry, 4; Joel, 4; Jeffrey, 5; Keith, 4; Lyle, 3; LJoyd, 3; Paul, 3; Russell, 3; Richard, 9; Rickey, 5; Rcg*r, 3; Scott or Scot, 5; Thomas, 6; Timothy, 4; William, 4, and Wayne, 3. . Parents can spell their children's names any way they want to. There are three boys named Alan and two named Allen. Six boys are either Bryan or Brian. There is one Carl and one Karl, one Rocky and one Rockey, one Duane Â· and one Dewain. One boy is , named Jacyn, pronounced Jason. , NAMES USED twice for 1956 baby boys were Bradley, Brent, Curtis, Edwin, Fred, Howard, Jay, Kenneth, Lowell, Marvin. Melvin, Phillip, Rodney, Yemen and Verlan. Other names appearing once 1 each on the birth records for boys ' born in 1956 are Burton. Barry, Byron, Celmer, Carroll, Carter, Chan, Craig, Carleton, Delbert, Darell, Dwight, Edgar, Edward, Eugene, Eric, George, Gilbert, Galen, Guy, Gerald, Harry, Harlan, Harris, Irvw, Junior, Joseph, Kirk, Kyle, Kynn. Leroy Leon, Lawrence, Leo, Louis. Lonnie, Matthew, Martin, Murray, Mario, Marshall, Merrill, Norman Owen, Patrick, Raymond, Roy. Riley, Rex, Samuel, Stuart, Theodore, Thaddeus, Wesley, Wendell, Warren and Wavern. Classifjang the girls' naires is not an easy job. For instance, there are Laun. Lon. Lauris. Laurel, Lora and Laura And there are Judith, Judy, J-. anne, Julie and Juiia. There are 16 baby gir'.s T. the county with some vanat.cn of Kathryn or Cathy as the:- r.ame. Nineteen babies born Â·- the county were christened Crndia, Cvnthinia, Cisu*e or Cine:- Sixteen were Jan, Janna, Jana Janet or Janice. Nine were Crystal Knstie. Kristen, Christ^, or Christa. Mary was used as a girls first name 15 times, with a w:e assortment of middle names to go with it. OTHER POPULAR girls' r^mes for 1956 babies were Ann or Anna, used S tunes; Alice, 3; Brenia, 4; Beth, 3; Barbara, 4; Carol or Karol, 6; Donna, 4: Darla. Darlen or Darlene, 6; Johanna, 8; Karen, 6; Kimberly. 4; Linda 10 Me- Imda, 3; Martha, 4. Maria, 3; Melodee or Melody. 3. Patricia, 8; Paula?- 3; Pamela, 9: Rhonda or Ronda, 3; Cheryl, Shernll or, Sheryl, 11; Sandra, 9 Susan, 6, and Louann French names also the girls' birth certificates, from winter precipitation. Oufiook For Family Living Is Bright There are even better things to come in '57--at least so far asl the family living outlook is concerned. Even better than the high level we reached last year, providing family incomes remain on the upswing. This word conies from the U. S. department of agriculture. ! Even if the gradual rise in the ' cost of living continues, continued improvement in living is likely." On the average, our incomes have j more than kept up with the cost of living over the past 8 years-even after income taxes. Last; year, families not only spent more Â· on goods and services for better living, but we put more into savings than we usually do. ! Now families are spending more and spending differently--indicating a change in taste and prefer- I ences. The most staking rise in; family spending has been for the purchase and operation of auto- Â· mobJes. Spending for food and DR. C. C KITCHEN'S waiting room is shown above after housing is also on the increase. b e j ng enlarged last summer. The new room occupies portions of In contrast, spending for clothes t|, e . o |d wa ftJng room plus a 6 by 13 foot space formerly utilized and public transportation is low- b ffce C|iarfe Â» Ru$se }[ j nsuranc7e The ce ;,j h7a$ wh j te "N^ SaST ^fourths of Â·Â«yÂ«Â«* Â«Â·Â· *Â· Â«Â·Â«Â«. asphalt tile, and the walls are fin. the families In the United States lshed ln mahogany paneling. The office is also air conditioned. own automobiles. In 1948 slightly . (Herald Photo) * over half of all American families j ~~" had cars. We spend more for food spending more for food. They've i look is good, many problems are because we have shifted to more been buying more, producing less lost in totals antf averages. Some expensive foods and are eating and also have been eating out. .families have low incomes because out more. A recent survey by' Money spent isn't the only gauge of limited ability or opportunity the Department shows we are eat- of the level of living Another is to advance. Those with fixed in- ing more meat, poultry and fish, increased leisure from paid vaca- comes find it difficult to adjust more frozen fruits and vegetables tions and shorter working hours,; to even a slight rise in living but less potatoes and less fruits as well as the continued useful-! costs. and vegetables in canned, dried or ness of household labor-saving. ^ fresh form, ' equipment now widely owned. ! BEAD Hit CLASSIFIED Even farm families have been, Though the family living out-' ADVERTISING PAGES with Cooper and Larro Feeds Now! Betty Crocker coupons with Larro SUREC good for new Hollowware Queen Bess Pattern silverware and new cook books available, too You get free Betty Crocker coupons with every bag of La,. a'* "Energized^' SureChick! And now they're good for Tudor Plate hollowwore os well as silverware... both in Queen Best Poltem. What's more, you can get both of Betty Crocker's newest cook books, too. These are worthwhile reasons for feeding larro SureChkk. 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