The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 10, 1955 · Page 9
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GAS-TOONS- KEN & LEO'S "It's sort ef d 'SILENT PARTNER' arrangement." Even wUh taxes . . . our prices are RIGHT! KEN & LEO'S Phillips ''66" Service Phone 967 East State St! IF IT'S NEWS WE WANTMT bf CHBI8 BEEM A tliti* of *Mi, * UU1« tit Watt Hoi tttttfc Of Saturday was Really a day o{ political talks, thoughts and st> forth because on account of I heard more political chatter Saturday afternoon than I've heard for years, so to speak. Principally the chatter had to do the most with the six gents Who were the candidates for the mayor's office. And I met up with and visited, politically, with a lot of gents and according to them we would have six mayors now. But Tuesday's vote decided the question, and we elected only one gent for mayor. But it real- y was fun quizzing voters as to their standing on the mayor election question. And accord- ng to my political visits and ;alks with a large number of gents that afternoon 1 was inclined to believe that one of the six would be pur next mayor, so to speak. No I didn't do any betting on the question but I "heard plenty of other gents making bets on the mayor election out come. Anyway, the mayorship campaign was interesting and exciting. With six gents out for the office what else could one expect? li was over Ihe weekend lhal the weatherman handed us plenty of wintry and windy breezes. And especially Sunday did we experience almost tornado push on the part of the winds. Personally I enjoyed the strong breezes and besides that they proved of the most helpful nature to me because on account of my lawn .was cleared of millions of leaves and I didn't have to do one bit of raking of leaves. Of course that was not so good for my neighbors whose lawns received the strewn leaves off my lawn but I Have a rake and stand willing to help the neighbors rake my leaves off their lawns, if the winds don't help clear their .awns too, so to speak. D. L.' Lefferi, living 'just across the street south of me, suggest- ed that 1 do some arithmattclng on the leaf question because on account of he felt he would be interested In knowing just how many leaves from my lot w&re blown across the street to his lot. And I'd be glad to do the arith maticing but 1 find there isn't an adding machine can count up into the several billion. However, I'm sure happy that he didn't get all heated up because of my generosity in delivering thousands and thousands of rriy leaves to his latyn and garden spaces. Would you have any idea At to the! number of motor vehicles in Iowa? Well, I didn't have the least idea as /to the nurribef so I wrote to the Motor Club of Iowa and I received' their .figures and their estimates' as to the number on the increase for the year. I was told that Iowa will have an estimated 1,179,000 motor vehicles on the road by the end ojf this year and this represents an increase of 3.1 per cent over last year. And it is estimated that by January 1st Ihere will be in this country 50,954,000 passenger cars and 10,347,000 trucks and buses on our roads, an4 brother, that's some 'total. And as to some arithmaticing—if each bus or truck or car lakes an average of 21 gallons of gas for a fill, and just figuring that each vehicle has a filling day once a week, just think of it, that means a total of 1,287,321,000 gallons of fuel per week, and look what that means in a year's time, 66.940,892,000. And with the average cost of near 30c per gallon that would indicate that there is a lot of dollars spent for motor fuel. Anyhow, it was fun doing this arithmaticing and it was also surprising as to the Dig figures in gallons of gas, so to speak. And, oh yes, you have been paying an extra one cent per gallon for your gasoline since July 1st. And this means 18 or 20 cents extra every time you fill your tank. So if you fill your tank once a week you are paying approximately $10 more each year. Totaled among all Iowa motorists it adds up to $8 million extra in the Iowa treasury each year, after refunds have been made for non-highway use. For what/it is worth, lowa is not the onlyWate to hike its gasoline tax this year. There are twelve other states following suit to the tune of some $187 million extra across the nation, so to speak. Most of those state are eastern. Iowa, Wisconsin and North Dakota are the more centrally located. But we do a lot of driving and 5 * really siren' bothered much about the gas tn.v increase. And maybe within a few years we'll be using a different fuel in our cars because on account of there is now bein^ created a new power, the foundation of which is known as atomic, and the day will probably come when we won't be using gasoline at all, so to speak. Shower Honors, St. Benedict, For Mary Froehlich St. Benedict — A pre-nuptial shower will be held at St. Bene- dil school hall Thursday even- ng, Nov. 10 in honor of Mary Lou Froehlich, daughter of Mr and Mrs Dan Froehlich of St. Benedict. Mary Lou is employed in the shoe department at .he S & L store. The St. Benedict choir members will be guests at a dinner ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1955 followed by a show the evening of Nov. 9. Father Ahmann of the St. Benedict Catholic Church will be their host. Ho does this kind act yearly. Mr and Mrs Bob Arndorfer became parents of a second daugh- er Nov. 1 which is also the birthday of their other daughter, Debbie. The Town and Country Club met at the home of Mrs Joe Namer Nov. 2. Mrs Cliff Dehnert, a house guest of Mrs Magnus Rahm wns also a guest that evening at the club. Lesson on lammered aluminum was dein- nstrated by Mrs Jack Kutschara. A 7 Ib. 3 oz. boy was born to VIr and Mrs Dan Froehlich, Jr. Jov. 5. They have another boy. Mr and Mrs Nick Arndorfer vere guests Sunday afternoon f the letter's brother, wife and heir daughter, Mr and Mrs Jnko imons and Marlene of Algona. The Philip Arndorfers wero Sunday evening callers at the Nick Arndorfer residence. Harold Grandgenett, son of Mr and Mrs A, J. Grandgenett, left Nov. 3 for Camp Chaffee, Ark. after having a two week's furlough. His wife and her parents took him as far as Des Moineg. He will continue his training at Camp Chaffee. Mr and Mrs Chuck Colwell of LuVcrne became parents Nov. 4 of a son. This is their second son. They have one daughter. 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