The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 24, 1955 · Page 44
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 44

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 24, 1955
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Y (ia.) Upper Dei Mdint* Thursday, Nov. 24. 1955 Tidbits From £ ve/yn I was en a "tatailen" itom Monday through Thursday and had several interesting exper- ieftees. I've always 'maintained it s a smau world and here is still more 'pfoof. One woman 1 met, when she learned 1 was from Algona, said. "I have a girl rooming with me ffom there. Nancy Hudson. "1 replied, "Well I'll top that one. She is a relative of my companion—housekeeper, Esther Benson." Another woman was Helen Turnbull and she is a friend of the Dorraftecs at Hurt. Now Burt being a "suburb" of Algona has a few persons I know, and when 1 mentioned the late "Dud" McDonald, she knew that family too. To b* perfectly frank, ihis "vacation" was spent going through the Park hospital clinic I chose it because I have relatives in Mason City, and I decided I'd like to be near my kinfolk. I am happy to report I came through the tests with flying colors and Was found to have nothing much wrong. li had been years since 1 had been hospitalized but I soon got into the swing of it. The corridors swarming with nurses, nurses aides, doctors and Visitors and the patients walking up and down gaining strength for the great day when they could go home. ..One pitiful person won't be walking for some time. She had a leg .amputation and is learning to balance herself on a walker. Of course-she will have an artificial leg in time, but it will be quite awhile I think. She was cheerful however and I guess she figured she had the edge on me after all when she saw me going up and down the halls on crutches which I'll never be'able to abandon. • • i • One thing I enjoyed was having the trays set before you, no question of "what shall we have", and the meals were delicious— varied and tastily prepared. One gets into a rut at home, at least Esther and I do. Somehow we can't think of what to have different, but I have in mind a few of the things which were serve- 1 and we'll have them here at home. My room overlooked ihe Cerro Gordo county court house and the city park. What a dismal thing a'park is in cold weather. And what a scene it presented that bitterly cold Wednesday. I watched the janitor at the court house clear the steps of snow and the way his trousers flapped around his legs I knew there Was, a terrific wind. And a look at those stark iron benches gave me chills. • * » Haiel and Frank Vera were al Waterloo last week visiting their son-in-law and daughter Melvin and Elvie Hutchinson. Mel has been having an unhappy time- with dental surgery. * * * The W. E. Aliens, former residents here have done some more moving, and their friends may like to know where they are now. Mr Allen and his son had the Plymouth-Chrysler agency here a few years ago. The agency is now known as "J and L Motors"'. The Aliens went into the laundry business at Mason City and now have a motel at Webster City. » • * 41 Another family which has anniversary dates the same are Glen Strayer and his wife, and their son aind daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs Dick Strayer. Dick and his wife were hosts at dinner Wednesday evening, blowing. "Mom" and "Pop" to the repast. * » • It's kinda lough having a grandchild born so far away there is no hope of seeing him for sometime. That's what has happened to Mr and Mrs Gail Towne. Their daughter Betty Lou and her husband, Maj. Robert Clapper, are living in Tokyo, Japan and a son was born to them, Nov. 4. They have another son Bobbie who is two and half years old. Maj. Clapper went to Japan a year and a half ago and was joined by his family about a year ago. * * * Tom* Akre is. going to Des Moines for Thnksgiving. 'He will meet his son Don and family and all will be guests of relatives of Don's wife. Don and his wife were in California not long ago %nd visited Don's sister Hazel. Her husband Harry Parr was sick, had been for some tinie, and in the meantime he has died Hazel will be remembered as Hazel Moore, for several year? stenographer for Harrington and Dickinson attorneys. There is a sister Rachel some where on tlv.' west cost—I've forgotten where. and Charles and his family live at Washington, D. C. • • » I can imagine how happy Nan Ward is to be home from her "Vacation" at Rochester. Happy too at leaving behind a troublesome gall bladder. I haven't <een her yet but the neighbors \vlin linvr- say «he is feeling fine. Her (IntiRhter-in-huv, Mrs Kendall Ward, has been with her at Rochester snvcral days and is here till Nan is stronger. » • • 1896 Items Of Interest Miss Eva Blair will teach pen- nicinship at the normal school the coming year. Mrs George C. Call went to Des Moines las' week to visit Mrs D. Shore.( Mrs Shore was a sister of the late Etta Ferguson. Edith Hutchison and Myrtle Dickinson who lives at Des Moines) Cyrus St. John's two children, George and Allie are down with typhoid fever. (Georgo is the one who live;here now and Allie was the late. Mrs Harvey Wadsworlh). The inside woodwork will hi 1 put on the Chubb home at once. It i- complete otherwise. Algona wil v be right in with the big cities- with her chrysanthemum show It comes Nov. 19 and 20. L! By Mrs D. B. Mayer Mr and Mrs Clarence Ackerson of Wesley were vi-:itoi> Thursday evening at the homo of Mrs Lena Warner. Mrs Ackerson, left on Friday for Kansas City where she joined her brother and family and went With them to California to visit their sister. Supt. and Mrs Willadsen entertained the teachers and workers at school at a coffee party after school Tuesday night in honor of his birthday. Mr and Mrs George Thompson were Sunday dinner guests in Blue Earth at the home of Mes dames Clara Flynn and Matilda Matsin. The ladies are both nurses in Blue Earth. Cleo Young of Des Monies- spent the weekend at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Edward Looft. On Saturday evening they were dinner guest? at the home of Dr. and Mrs Richard Snyder in honor of Mr Looft's birthday. Mr and Mrs Leonard Warnci and children of Algona were supper guests at the home of Mi-Lena Warner on Wednesclaj evening. Mr and Mrs Albert Barnes left on Saturday on a two week's vacation trip. .^They planned to visit their 'children in Baxter, Newton and Ankeny. _ The Woman's Society of Christian Service will meet at the church on Thursday afternoon with Mrs Marie Ilalvorson and Mrs Gertrude Wiemer as hostesses. The program will be in observance of the 15th birthday of the W.S.C.S. with Mrs Edward Looft in charge. The first ball games of this season were played Friday night with Woden winning both games. Thi; girls score was 50 to 38 with Woden maintaining a lead throughout. The boys game was a thriller with Leclyard holding the lead through the first half, Woden had a one point, lead at the third quarter and the score was tied and first one had the lead and then the other in the fourth quarter. Woden won 49 to 46. Doris Goetz was high scorer in the girls game with a total of 20 points and Dennis Knoner led the boys scoring with IK points, and John Carpenter followed with ten points. The George Thompsons will 'vive as thoir cuests on Armistice day Mrs Thompson's sister and husband, the'J. A. Zwiefels if Corwith and Charlotte and Janotte Mason, cousins from Lu- Vtrne. Mrs Marie Halvorson and Marvel were Sunday dinner guests it the Martin Kallestad home in Frost and in the afternoon they all attended the Golden wedding jf a cousin, Mr and Mrs Ed Amundson of Blue Earth, which was held at the home of a son on a farm near Blue Earth. Mr Albert West, who has been in poor health for some time was taken to the Blue Earth hospital •in Wednesday evening, for treatment. Mr and Mrs Martin Kallestad and Mr and Mrs Leo Maland of Frost were dinner guests at the home of Mrs Marie Halvorson and Marvel last Wednesday. Mrs Lina Fish, Mrs Norman Jensen and daughters, Lin and Deede at Athelstone, Wis. came Wednesday and will visit until Sunday at the Louise Herzog and Harold Herzog homes. Mrs Fish is Mrs Louise Hrrzog's niece. The Algona Upper Des Moines has the largest circulation in Kos- sulh county of any publication RUSCO WINDOWS GALVANIZED STEEL SELF- STORING COMBINATION gives •,-ou more convenience and com- 'ort thsn any other combination window ! RUSCO DOOR HOODS AND WINDOW CANOPIES add greatly lo the beauly of your home 1 Charles Miller RUSCO SALES Phone 741-W after 6 p.m. Display at 116 So. 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Hut underneath that beauty there's a heart of "G'O"—for the Thunderbird Y-8 engine is llu 1 standard eight in all Ford Station Wagons, at no extra cost. If you need any inure reasons why Ford is your soundest station wagon buy—look into new Lifeguard Design which was designed for your protection ... is found only in the '56 Ford. THRU WITH 2 DOORS Parklane Brand-new an,d carpeted Uiruughuut, this 2- iluor, 6-pusscnger dandy has limousine comfort and doesn't mind rolling up its sleeves. Wof OH favorite has two wide doors, euiily seats • MOpl*. A* in other models, lift gate dud t*3 f*t* e*B be operated easily uit/i vne luttid. Custom Ranch Wagon A 6-passenger beauty that converts in a split jiffy from luxury Iinei to a super-spacious i .ugo carrier. Easy-to-cltaa interior can take it. FORD STATION WAGONS (UTI « JONIS KENT MOTOR CO. PHONE 434 -GREAT TV, FORD THEATRE- WHO-TV, 8:30 P.M., THURSDAYS' What One Raiser Found Out With Meat Type I The meat-type pigs now being produced by one hog raiser in this area bring him a premium of about $2 a head when compared to the short, chuffy, fatter hogs he used to raise. He farms 160 acres only a few miles from the Minnesota border. This farmer has raised ho'gs for 30 years but he shifted to meat-type hogs .five years ago when he sold his entire breeding herd and started afresh. Since then he's made con* siderable progress. "Some of my pigs are still too short and thick," he commented recently- "but I'm doing better all the time. If I market at the proper weight (210 to 225 pounds), 60 to 70 per cent will grade meat-type." * He believes marketing hogs on a- grade and yield basis pays off in the premium price received—providing a farmer has the right kind of top-quality hogs. "You have no price guarantee under grade and yield marketing. If you don't have the right kind of hogs you may receive less. If I let my pigs get 20 to 25 pounds heavier, the premium goes way down." This hog man says his premium on the best hogs runs up to 98 cents per hundredweight, but if they're overweight even 20 to 25 pounds, the premium may drop as low as 28 cents. This year he raised 1,600 to 1,700 pigs. He produced 1,500 last year, the most he had ever raised up to that time. He used to milk cows and feed beef cattle, but quit these to specialize on hogs. His records show he has consistently averaged a few more than eight pigs per litter from 150 or more sows a year. This year he had 100 sows farrow in February. Another 100 farrowed on pasture in August. His 1955 spring pigs are from crossbred Yorksire-Hampshire sows sired by English-type Yorkshire boars from purebred imported stock. He used purebred Poland China boars to sire his 1955 fall pigs. He feeds corn on the ground, but he dumps it in piles instead of scattering it. He of course also feeds certain supplements. He likes this method better than having the corn in self- feeders. And by putting it in piles instead of scattering it, less corn is tramped into the ground in wet weather. This farmer has only $3-500 to $4,000 invested in hog-raising sheds and equipment and says that if necessary "I could sell the portable equipment and shift to raising something else." Right now, however, he has no thought of making any shift from hogs and is building what he calls "a $6,000 experiment." This is a pole-type shed, 52 feet wide and 105 feet long, for housing and feeding hogs in winter. To his knowledge, this type of shed for hogs hasn't been tried before. It will be open the entire length on the south side, with a concrete floor extended outdoors to the south for a feeding floor. NO MATTER WHAT THE MARKET - MEAT TYPE HOGS BRING MORE WHICH ONE OF THESE IS THE HOG YOU ARE RAISING NOW? WHICH ONE OF THESE IS THE HOG YOU RAISE TOMORROW? ONLY MEAT-TYPE BRINGS PREMIUM AND We Pay Premium Prices For Meat-Type Hogs Buying Hogs Is Our Business, And Our ONLY Business. We Will Come To Your Farm And Tell You Your Amount of Premium With Delivery To Us Any Working Day. WE LIKE MEAT-TYPE, BUT WE BUY THEM ALL PHONE 107 - Algona - FOR PREMIUM PRICES Serving Mid-West Pork Raisers For 25 Years WESTERN BUYERS SELLING TO OVER 200 PROCESSORS OF PORK PHONE 107 * ALGONA, IOWA

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