The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 21, 1955 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 21, 1955
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2-Algana (la.) Upper Dei Molnei Thursday/ July 21, 1955 »T CHBt8 HEE»K A tJtll* o« ffcl*, * LttH* , ol fhkii ffbi Much : Indication that there's riot much doing in the business loop can be judged by the parking and so it was on Sunday' afternoon that I checked and counted the parkings and done some arth- maticing. The .time was 3 pells. Yes, there were 31 cars parked on State-street between Jones and Hfall streets and this Would be in the theatre district. There were two cars between' Moore and Dodge, 6.between Dodge and Thorington 'and none between Thoringlo'n and Hall. Sure makes the strpet lobk plenty dead. There were f6ur bars parked oh Cal street .'between Jones and Hal and there were 11 cars parked' on Nebraska street behyeen Hall and Jones. ,;Yep,'. Call .street' sure looked ,deserted and I'.reckon as how it 'was'. Oh the cross streets there was one car parked on Hall, 7 on Thorington, 3 On .Dodge, 2 on Moore and'11 on Harlan. Yes, a total, of 57 cars parked in the busines$.district where there are near 900? parking spots including the metered parking spaces. Yep, the town sure looks plenty dead through holiday hours from a' parking standpoint, so to speak. —o— And it was again Friday night that I done some arthmaticing concerning the traffic which headquarters the main drag, State street, ,on a Friday night. And so I parked myself against a light post cornering Dodge and State street 'intersection and got out my pad and pencil and proceeded to count the cars which crossed that intersection. The time was 15 minutes, 8:15 to 8:30. And there were 216 cars crossed the intersection, Dodge and State street, going both ways. So that means that an hour' would list 864 cars. Some traffic. But it's a cinch that Friday night' is a busy night and traffic and parking are two great and important doings on that night. Now, suppose we assume that there were a three-person average in each car that would mean the visitor count in Aigona for the hour only would be 2,592. And watchinp,, the crowds up and down the; street for that hour I could well believe that such might be the case. Sure lots of folks in town. And I was told by one o£ the officers thqt parking was at a high premium, that .there was none withing-'a two'"bloe;k area of the business loop, It 'Was fun to do the counting and some night in the future I'm going to have some help and we'll count the j folks in the cars and so learn to ' \yhat extent the trading population is on a Friday night, so to speak. It was while I was gulping a cup of coffee that Art Schweppc sat down next to mt and also tuok on coffee gulping. And I said "Well, what do you know, you sure gulp perfectly." And then he answered "You asked me- what do you know? And so I am answering "He that knows, knows, and he that doesn't know knows, and knowing that he know.i means that he does know and he doesn't know that maybe he doesn't know and it is well to know but also to know that you know." And so' Art had me flabbergasted because on account of I wasn't sure that I might not know or that I might know that when I know I know as does Art know Wheri; he knows. Thai word know covers a lot of lei 1 * Htqry but there are a lot of us) who ddn't know just how far our know may go, so to speak. I do know this, however, that when 1 know what I know and know why I know what I know I know there is no further need of brain worry -about what I know" or What,I don't know, or how much I know or how little I ,know. I do know this, however, that there' are many things I don't know arid there are many things 1 do know, and so it is with most everybody, they know and they know that they know but they do not know to what extent they may know, so to speak. This is sure a picnic season and picnics are tops mentally, physically and stomachly with most everybody these days. Of course the; main angle of a modern picnic is the goody, goody eats that are dished up and taken care pf in the open outside. And you w.ill agree with me that the picnic Is an enjoyable event for grandpa and grandma 'and so on down the line to the little folks. Good things to eat and out in the open fresh air areas, though there at times is a bit of battling with flies and mosquitoes, so to speak. I am reminded of many years ago when 1 was a kicl that we enjoyed our picnic meal immensely but there was always the chores following the feed of washing the dishes and the glassware. That is done away with today because on account of the I modern, picnic .dishes and eating tools are jfip more plates or .glassware. 'N6W the picnic! table is set with' paper platiis, paper glasses and plastic eating tools and when the feeding is otfeT with, no Hishwashlng, just wfap 'em up and they become garbage. Yep, there's a "lot of difference in the picnic of today and of the time when Columbus discovered 'America, bill 'We sure have fun picnicing, so to speak. Home, Sexton By The Village Gossip Sexton — Ed Fitch is getting some competition for title of biggest property owner in Sexton. Glenn Gabrielson is blinding up the town by adding n house on the old church grounds. It will be the home of Mrs Vinnie Laymon, mother of Mrs Gabrielson. Glenn has also become the owner of the home recently occupied by Mr and Mrs Ralph Parsons and family. There have been rumors of a new business place coming but that would be almost too much of a boom for one year. .,'•.. This-has been an extra busy week for 'Mr and Mrs Martin Mimbach. Martin is running the D-X station for Roy Hansen while Mr and Mrs Hansen and Linda are in Chicago visiting their son. Mr and Mrs Mimbach are taking care of the Gabrielson homestead and -the children while Mr and Mrs Gabrielson are on vacation, r&t this time Mrs L. A. Schei- ber/Shfaron and Lepla Of Henderson, Minn, are visiting at the Mimbach home. Mrs Scheiber is a daughter of Mr Mimbach. Mr and Mrs Frank Wise of Mason City were weekend visitors of Mr and Mrs Mack Wise. Pauline Bowman of Algona spent Sunday with Dfusilla and Joyce Ophelm, . . There were two cases of children taking their' turn With Gra'ndma. Russell, son of Mr aftd Mrs Clarence" Cafladay ' stayed with Mr and Mrs JbVrn Jennings. Diane, daughter of Mr and Mrs Roland Bode, spent a few days With Mr and Mrs August Kirschbaum. . Seems like put-of-towners are doing a better job pf visiting Mrs Fred Jennfngs than her neighbors are. Callers last week were Mr and Mrs Harold Roba of Swea City; Mr and Mrs Delbert Hunt of Cedar Falls, Mr and Mrs Roy Clark of Burt and Mrs Mary Stainbrook of ..Whitt<;more. Mrs Stainbropk was thought of at dinner time later in the week when the spring fry she brought was served. ' Mrs Nellie Weir of Colo picked a good time to visit with Mr and Mrs Wilford Wa^d for two weeks. It was not ony the midde of canning time but Joan and Mel- Vin were both sick with the measles. Mr and Mrs Vern Weir bf Colo came to take his mother home Sunday. i The big interior remodeling job has been finished at the August Kirschbaum home. Starting on such a project is one good sign August is feeling better again. • The front steps of Mack's Market have become a popular place in the .evening because they make a good front seat to watch the truck unload the weary corn detasselers. The only girls from Sexton on the job are Joyce Opheim and Mrs Lawrence Weig. Now there is proof that the ladies of Sexton wore shoes in the early days. L. A. Copp found a shoe button hook while working in his garden. It's a good thing he was the finder because there is a chance anyone a few years younger wouldn't have known what it was. It must also be Mr Copp's wonderful personality, or perhaps the friendly town, but the railroad tracks through ftere $eefff £o |et ffipfd than their share 5 of attentioft fropi the section crew, '• Kelley Lumber .Gbi seems to be doing a'tilrigilg business ffOrrf th| sounds colftinl Jtom the rieW hog shelters beirif built for them by Frank Pruisman. Ml the cement 'floor i \ Building will be on lots leased from C. & N.W. Ry. Go. Putting Up New 90,000 Bu. Elev. Irvinglon —' Irvingtpn, ,Co-Op Elevator is putting up a large quonset building for storage of government corn. It will be 200 feet by 40 feet and have a capacity of .90,000 bushels.' RedirJg Construction Co. Hauled; the filling and gravel for .the bin site. Bud Robinson Co. of Algona will , rs Led Colwell afid 'daughter, Mrs ' B. O. Davis, spent 'Wednesday at Ruthven visiting Mrs Colwell's sister, Alice McCjuade and helping celebrate her birthday. , Mr and Mrs Herman Becker and family and his mother, Mrs John Becker returned Friday July 12) from Pairhope, Alabama, where they attended the wedding of their son, Dick to Marilyn Bornholt. They were formerly of Wesley. The young couple will reside at Fairhope, Ala. Elmer Dole Construction crew begin gravel work in Oseola County this week. ' Mrs Elmer Dole returned Tuesday from LaMesa, Calif, after a feUDGET ESTIMATE ANB RECORD OF TILING COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION ESTIMATE NOTICE:-the County board of Education of Kossuth County, Iowa, will meet on Monday. August 8, 1038, at 8:00 p.m. in the Office of the County Superintendent of Schools of' Kossuth County at Algona. Iowa. Taxpayers will be heard for and against the following estimate of expenditures for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 1958.'This Is in accordance with. Chapter 273, Code of Iowa, creating a county school system. . A. M. Quintard, County Supt. and Sec. of the Board like your suit... INSURANCE SHOULD BE TAILORED TO FIT YOUR NEEDS! You arc a very special person (s'o one else has quite the same problems or the same needs So, doesn't it make sense to have alt your personal insurance handled by someone uho knows your individual needs, and can fit your insurance 10 them? It not only makes sense, it may save you money (f pax* I* kaow y«vr STATE FARM Agent Harold C. Sundef 300 E. Elm St. Phone 841 Algona ASK FOR rttfi/i- Bio/ AMERICA'S COPYRIGHT 1955. STQRZ BREWING COMP/NY. OMAHA, NEBRASKA, U.S.A. 13 •a 3 StS >• i;.n n aS v I!* -no 3 SV£ Co. Board Of Education Total 20,861 18.521 23,475 24,285 700 14,505 Distribution of Board of Education Expenditures Proposed Past Year Ensuing Year , _ , „ (1954) (1056) 1. General Control 10.656 12,060 2. Instruction .. -.j. . . 6,545 7,900 3. Auxiliary Agencies 175 400 4. Coordinate Activities ^ 484 2.900 5. Fixed Charges .. . 053 725 6. Capital Outlay _ 300 TOTALS Items 1 to 6 above 18,513 ' 24,285 week with their daughter arid family there. ' ^ '•'•'-' Mr and Mrs Godfrey Strickler of Mason Gity speht a few dayi this week with thei.f daughter and family, the Kenneth Ffaser's, The -annUal Scheppmanrt reunion was held Sunday, July 17, at Fairmont, Minn. -••-•• Mrs Vena Schneider returned from Iowa City on Monday. She is recuperating at Rest.HQfrte;jn Burt befdre' returning 'to hdr home here. ' '' • ' i Mr and- Mrs Harold .ColWell and sons of Spirit Lake, la. spent Sunday at the Charles Colwell home. '" Three successive Presidents occupied the White House Within 30 v days. They were: Presidents Martin Van Buren. William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. Early Resident I . ^ f. ,... .j^ ^ £. ^ -. b _.. Dies In l S. Dai:r,'a fta% o^Atepna,;: had btefi.pi-eaideftt af ihe ; fcarr Alro "re*nrirt<r : <5i Tu*cs8ri, Ariz, passed away last. June 22 following a heart attack, in Mr Da'rf wajbprn Oct.,2$"1|&3,in Algona"; and' was rearerf arid educated at Storm .Lake. ; , , Surviving-are his widow, and two daughters. -Sites we're held at Tucson,/witrr b'uflar at Stofm Lake. . * . V; The aviation firm of which Mr Darr was' president wa's closely related to air force activities at Marana Air Base at Tucson. U-D-M Want Ads Bring Result SIDNEY B. SMITH .Certified Public Accountant The Fdrt Dodge Office Of Announces the opening of a branch office in the Sawyer Building at 9 E. State Street , in Algona, Iowa Telephone 1492 Bjiistrom's Offers Top Quality Carpeting At Low Prices! Direct From Factory! Yes, Bjuslrom's is Kossuth County headquarters for carpeting, rugs and custom-made drapes. YOUR home will be even brighter—cheerier with ALEXANDER SMITH'S 'Keepsake' rugs and broadloom carpet. There's nothing like them for wear and beauty ( at a LOW, LOW PRICE too ... something you ha,y 4 e come to expect at BJUSTROM'S. You may • choose from our large selection in air conditioned comfpri. Other names too — f"' r *h —'. Gulislan — Mohawk — all conveniently arranged "oh a special revolving rack that lets you see all the patterns at a glance. Look, shop and buy in cool, comfort at BJUSTROM'S this summer, as low as Per -«.*•• Square as low as 6.95 Yard Others from $4.95 Up | Shuttlepoint Carpet Heqdquqrters $19.95 Per Sq. Yd. It's Mew ! See the Mohawk Solitaire Carpet ^i-Inch Pile, Tufted with Durlon & Nylon. Won't Burn, $9.95 per sq. yd. Visit Our Drapery Department For New Home Furnishing Ideas Right in line with new floor coverings are bright, new drapes. In our showrooms, you'll find many, many lovely patterns to choose from. Best of all, you have both ihe carpeting and drapery at your fingertips . . . match them right in one store. Our expert decorators will help you in making your selection . . . and in putting them up in your home. You'll find beautiful floral designs in a variety of color combinations. Small wonder BJUSTROM'S is North Iowa's home furnishings headquarters. Newlywed Headquarters - That's Bjustroms ! JUSTROM FURNITURE Easy Terms! • Free Delivery • Direct-frormFpstpry • FreeParking USED COMBINES -CORN PICKERS Big Clean-up Sale at Bradley Bros.

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