The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 30, 1955 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 30, 1955
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4-AJfl6fta (Id.) Upper D>« Motnw , June 30, 1955 fyv/tigs CO kf CHHlS HEESB UHU oj tWi. • Ltttto al Thai* Hot Much dt Anything. It Was while driving to ihe Yellowstone region in Wyoming a week ago that I done, some arithmaticing as to the service, the wheels on my bus was giving me. And so I measured the cir- umferance of the tire on my bus and that reached a total of 87 inches (1 feet and 3 inches) and so it is that driving a mile that wheel turns 728 times. And so, driving that trip of 2,391 miles each wheel turned over 1,740,648 times. There are 63,336 inches in a mile and so I figured that I covered 151,535,376 inches in driving during that western trip. If you like to arithmetic next time you take a trip figure the mileage by inches, so to speak. I have a screen covering ihe front of the car and that screen sure picks up bugs galore. And if you are interested in the different kinds of bugs drop around and have a look at that screen. Bugs from Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska and they sure vary in size and shape, so to speak. And it would be swell to live in Yellowstone because of the variance of day heat. If you had a house about half way up a mountain then when the weather is hot you just fix an elevator to move upward a space and when it was high enough to be cold then you shift the elevator earthward and there it would be warm. Just see what you'd save in heating fuel, and in ice products when it's hot. And there would be no lawns to mow and in the winter time there'd be no walks to shovel either. Yep, there 'ire many swell advantages livirtg .in Yellowstone. And &it6t making a trip through. Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota 1 am sure proud of how 3towa is and looks. Miles upon miles of stretches in Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming where there is nothing grows but a weed looking grass, not the type our cattle would appreciate. And there is no growing of grains, or vegetables, nothing but a weedy sort of looking mess. And so there is no farming done and for miles, and miles you hardly see a house, nc> barn, no nothing. Just shows up the ; millions upon millions of acres west of Iowa, which grow nothing in foods or stock feeds, just nothing but weeds, so to speak. And, brother, you have every right and reason in the world for being proud of Iowa, where the tall corn grows. And next week we meet up with the 4th of July. There was a time when that day was tops in this country. But for some reason or other the day has lost observance in many angles. Say 20 years ago there were cap pistols, fire crackers, and fire works in the hands of everybody, kids up to the older gents, and it was a day of shooting galore. Firecrackers were the tops in everybody's hands. And there were parades and sessions where the day was declared one of glory from every standpoint. But now you can't even fire a firecracker, and parades and bands and celebrations are nil, so to speak. Shortly we're going to have a circus do stunts in Algona. And that reminds me of the days gone by since I was a member of a circus band. Twas in the days when the circus traveled by means of wagons and teams. But it was considered one of the biggest and best ia those days. There were 42 wagons loaded to the brim and several of them were drawn by four horses. And there were two elephants and two camels which marched from town to town. There were 21 mem- you KNOW- «AHAflM- there are nearly 20,000 motion picture theatres in America attended nfgKtly by 15,000,000 movie fans. This is five times ao many mbvie houses as there are in the United Kingdom; sue times as many as in Germany and ten times as many as there are in France or Italy. bers in the band and there were 19 trapeze performers and rope swinging experts as well as 16| ladies and gents who performed in the ring on the ground. For those days it was considered one of the top circuses in the U. S. There were two rings in the main tent, swings and trapeze galore and people and horses put on a show of one and a half hour and the price of admission was only 30c and 15c, And after two performances one afternoon and one evening, the tents and equipments were loaded into wagons and hauled to the next town, sometimes an all night job because of distance. But folks enjoyed the circus as the modern folks do. And I was a member 1 of a 21-piece band and after the night show we packed our horns and slaved with the other gents in packing and getting to the next stop. Oh, brother what a difference between those show days and the modern circus entertainment, so to speak. Shsw&rs Titonka MORE VALUE 1 MORE STONE 1 LESS COST When You Select Your Diamond at DRUGS lf«JEWELRY RAA4C/L^«c£on4<s&&{L. Frin'n P f- rr Private Showing Room! Open Evenings! Illegal Sale Of Beer Charged H. B. Frey, Ledyard cafe operator, is charged with selling beer illegally in a case filed before Fred E. Button, Ledyard justice of the peace, last week. Frey was bound over to the next term of Kossuth district court. Bond of $500. was posted by Frey. Albert Barnes, Ledyard constable, filed the charges. He said Frey did not have a license to sell beer. Only once has the speaker of the house ever become president, when James K. Polk was elected in 1894. Titoftka—Miss ftuth PhelfiS wafc honored at., a miscellariebui shower at ttie", Methodist chUrcH parlors Friday, eve'fiinl, June 24, with 100' guests present, fhe table was decbfated fn blue and white with Ruth's white slipper* on a mirror on the center of th| table and a nosegay of flowers iri each slipper. Streamers . wen-e hanging from above and flowers of various kinds around It. A nice program was given affter which the bride-to-be opened her gifts, assisted by Mrs LfeRoy Phelps, and Deriise Dunnavan and Diane Moore brought thfe presents to heir. Lunch wa£ served to the guests at the close of the evening by 22 neighbors and friends of the bride. Miss Phelps will be -married July 10 at 7:30 at-the Methodist church in Titonka to Paul Krominga, son of Mr and Mrs Afnbs Krominga. A grocery shower was held at the home of Mrs Henry Plaisier for Mary Lee Cole with about 26 guests present. A short program was given after which the bride- to-be opened her gifts. The table was decorated with a basket of flowers and she was assisted by Misses Janet Plaisier and Linda Krause. A delicious lunch was served at the close of the evening by Alvina Baade, Mrs Alfred Baade, Mrs Irvin Beenken and Mrs Henry Plaisier. Miss Cole will be miirried Sunday evening, July 3, at the Burt Methodist church at 7:30 to Walter Baade, son of Mr and Mrs Dick Baade of Titonka. Mrs Truman Lander and daughter Kimberly, of Rockfprd, 111. came last Sunday and visited for the week with Mr and Mrs Herbert Klasse and on Saturday Mr Lander came by car and they all left for their home Monday, June 27. Mr and Mrs Verle Schmidt and family and Beverly Haack returned home Monday evening from a 5-day vacation up in northern Minnesota. Mr and Mrs Herbert Klasse and Mrs Truman Lander and daughter attended the Aukes reunion at Clear Lake Wednesday, June 22. Mr and Mrs Dale Bruns of Omaha, Neb. came over the weekend to visit relatives and to get their oldest son, who has been visiting his grandparents. Mr and Mrs Joe Presthus and daughter of Algona, Mr and Mrs Martin Brandt, Mrs Erna Franzen, Mrs Katie Rode and Mr and Mrs Herbert Rakow and family attended the Tegtmeyer family reunion held at Clear Lake Sunday. . A family get-together in honor of Roger Krominga, who recently returned frbfn armed service, was heW at the city park in Clear Lake Sunday. ThoSe in attendance were the families of Amos Krominga, Gene Kromingd, Russell Krominga, Henry D. Harms, Reinder Krominga,. Glenn Miller and Patll Krominga and Ruth Phelps and Mrs Delois Dunttivan and family of Rockford, 111. They met Mr and Mrs Claus Daniels, Mr and Mrs Kenneth .Humberg and Mr and Mrs Donald Humberg, all of Clear Lake,- there. Mr and Mrs Dale Higgins and family attended the Friest reunion at Clear Lake Sunday. Mr and Mrs George Sachau and Phyllis visited with their cou- sins Mr, am! Mrs Lloyd Sald^Wj arid Oldrll of Hilmbdldt it Cleat Life Suffday flfterhSbt!. ' % | Mrs Mary Gallmeyer' of Soptfe Dakota has been, visiting'Jher niece, Louise Senne, the >ibasl week,' -• • .;•'"' "'•' Mr. and Mrs Harold Taft\ Mickey, and Patricia of Al-hes are vimirig over the weeke'ftd with relatives and friends : ;*el and at Sexton. Mr Tlft wa&vtlt former Telepttone ojaeratbf - here in Titorikd. " ' , '- r v '. Mr and Mrs Fred Jfenriirigs 6f Sextbn and Mrs Taft wer^/Sat* urday vigltors at the-horfte 6f Mrs LUcy Newvitle. Mr and Mrs Henry and family, Mr arid .Mrs Ted . „.., Hove and family were ^ amo'ng those from Titonka that atte'hded the VanHove reunion at Gleaf Lake Sunday. .'"*'! ' ' . • ''•:'!.;: President Monroe was Ihd ^«« rftan in public life in this to ^ear krlee trousers. WIK INSECTICIDE APPLICATOk BEATS SPRAYING COSTS BY 80% INCREASES OAINS UP TO SO POUNDS PROTECT YOUR CATTtE FROM COSTLY INSECT PESTS by using Alt sturdy wpplicstor... coilt one-filth at much to use, yet It as eilecUre u iprarlncr. Pror«i\ In leiU made br an authoritative Institution.* CATTLE TREAT THEMSELVES WHEN NEEDED providing yeat-round prelection Irom FLIES and LICE. HlrafcUtes coitly (arm labor. THE WIK APPLICATOR PAYS FOR ITSELF OVER AND OVER because Insect tree cattle 9tla up to SO lit. more. Coils barely 4* per month per head. •Copies oj this study made available upcta request. 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