The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 29, 1955 · Page 25
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 25

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 29, 1955
Page 25
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Here Is What The Field Secretary Of The Iowa Swine \ . Prod veers Association Has To Say About NEAT-TYPE HOGS: f (Highlights of Talk At Estherville, Last Week, By Wilbur Ploeger, At Organization Meeting of Emmet County Swine Producers' Association) * "One of the mistakes we have made is that we have raised too many of the wrong kind (hogs), namely the heavier type hog. "If we could increase quality we could improve the situation pretty fast. "TJje packers are now more closely trimming and this makes a much more appealing product. Close trimming is going to REQUIRE PACKERS TO BUY MEAT HOGS. Packers and hog raisers must come to realize that a long-slim hog or a runt is not necessarily a meat-type hog. "Experiments on feeding the lard and meat-type hogs have proved that THE COST OF PRODUCTION OF MEAT-TYPE IS LESS. If the breeding is there they are going to stay meaty. You can't starve a hog and make it a meat-type hog. "One hog raiser or even one county association can't solve the problem but with the majority working together it (the pork probelm) can be worked out." ALGONA, IOWA, tHUftSDAY, &EC6MB6ft 29, 195$ 92 - NO. S2 Photos, Algona Truck, After Near Fatal Bridge Accident The mangled wreckage of a Western Buyers tractor-trailer unit is shown above as il appeared ollowing an accident in which two Algona men escaped death Sunday night, Dec. 18. at a bridge on b. fa. Highway 61 nfear Palmyra. Mo. The "snub nose" 1955 International Harvester tractor was a | total loss. The new aluminum trailer, badly damaged, has been taken to Sioux City where it is | expected to be repaired'. The tractor was gutted by fire which began when its fuel tanks were punctured as it rode along I ihe guard rail and climbed the steel girder of the bridge. — Cut courtesy Hannibal Courier-Poet. * * ih «• * MEAT-TYPE HOGS BRING THE PREMIUM Whatever Your Breeding Selection May Be, Make It Meat-Type. Heinie Fisher Is Recovering In Missouri Virgil Shackleford Now In Hospital At Fort Dodge A. A. (Heinie) Fisher. 45. who cheated death a week ago Sun- clay in a truck accident about 15 miles north of Hannibal, Mo., is reported in satisfactory condition today. Virgil Shackrlford. 41. also in the same accident, is recuperating satisfactorily in Lutheran hospital, Fort Dodge, where he was transferred from St. Elizabeth hospital, Hannibal. Fisher is expected to be flown to Rochester, Minn.. In the next few days to have surgery on his. legs which were badly crushed and broken in the mishap. Fisher, on the virge of death, was treated at St. Elizabeth's hospital in Hannibal by Dr. R. M. Strong whose prompt action and expert handling of the situation had a direct bearing on his survival, ac- coiding to hospital attendants. Shackelford, also with two/ broken ankles, h credited with saving Fisher's Hfe. When the two men landed, Fisher's body was ablaze and he was unconscious. Shackelford. who was stunned only for a second or two in the fall, grabbed a blanket which had also fallen out of the cab and threw it over Fisher's body, dousing the flames. He then crawled on his back dragging Fisher with him to get away from the gasoline which had also spewed on the ground where they landed. Shackelford was about to climb into the sleeping compartment of the cab when Fisher felt the trailer hit the guard rail. Ho warned "Shack" to "hang on" because he couldn't control the' tractor. "Shack's" navy training came in handy at this point and he was able to ride out the crash holding his breath. This training also helped again with his alertness in throwing the blanket over Fisher's body. WESTERN BUYERS PAYS PREMIUM PRICES FOR The trailer shown above toppled off the bridge first, pulling the tractor with it in an upside[down position. The two men riding in the cab were thrown through the large windshields to the :soft. spongy ground below as the cab turned over. The blazing unit, soon fouV miles awav passed completely over the nr.-n and landed sevc-ral feet away. — Cut courtesy Hannibal Courier-Post. *. w m * . _ 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! i Serving Mid-West Pork Raisers For 25 Years WESTERN BUYERS SEUING TO OVii 200 PROCESSORS OF PORK AIGONA, IOWA Above is the upright steel girder against which the tractor- trailer driven by A. A. (Heinie) Fisher crashed at about 6 o'clock Sunday night, Dec- 18. after tearing out approximately 80 feet of guard rail on the south approach to the bridge. Scars "can be seen on the I beam where the tractor unit climbed almost eight feet before toppling over the edge of the bridge, to drop 30 feet to the river bed below. •- (Cut courtesy Hannibal Courier-Post) Strayer Youth School Delegate Sheridan Strayer, son of Mr and Mrs Keith Strayer of Algona, has been chosen as one of the representatives for the Ecumenical Student Conference on The Christian World Mission to be held at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, from December 27 to January 1. Sheridan, a sophomore at Iowa State Teachers College, is the vice-president at the Presbyterian Student Center there. He was chosen as one of the two Presbyterian representatives attending the conference from T.C. Service Men At Whitfemore For Holidays Whiitemore — Pfc. Henry Lauck III, arrived home last week from Fort Crowder, Mo., to spend the Christmas holidays here with his p;nvnt.s, Mr and Mrs Henry Laurk Jr. A/3e Conrad Oppegaard spent Mondav at tht> homos of Mr and Mrs Ellsworth and Mr and Mrs Arthur Heidenwith E/3c Peter J. Elbert. from the Portsmouth Naval Yards is spending his furlough here with his parents. M> and Mrs Earl Elbeit. Lyle Andersen, of Norman, Okla., is visiting hero with relatives. I Pvt. James Busherfeld of Fort Leonard Wood. Mo., is home on a 15 day leave and visiting here his parents, Mr and Mrs Anthony Busherfeld. Pvt. Donald Conrad, who recently arrived here from Germany, left Monday with his wife and daughter lor San Diego, where he will bo stationed in the army. A/3c James E. Schuller arrived home last week from Keesler Air Force Base. Miss., to visit with his parents, Mr and Mrs George Schuller. Second Lt. Eugene Maahs and family arrived here Saturday from the Municipal Airport, Dii- luth, Minn. Cpl. Marvin J. Dahlhauser, son of Mr and Mrs P. J. Dahlhauser, of here, recently was promoted to corporal in Korea, where he is serving with the 8th Army. When headquarters of the Eighth Army moved to Japan, 3th Army Forward was organized in Korea, to maintain direct contact with U. S. units on the peninsula. Dahlhauser of Headquarters and Service Company of the 185th Engineer Battalion entered the Army in April, 1954. He completed his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood. Mo. Lt. (jg) and Mrs Durwood Walters of Washington, D. C. and Mr and Mrs Eugene Harig ;«i<J daughter of Vermillion, So. Dak., are visiting at the parental home of Mr and Mrs Leo Walters in Whittemore. Mr and Mrs Lloyd Walker, son Gary and daughters Shari Ann, and Helen Lynett, of Albert Lea, Minn, A/3c Conrad Oppegaard, of Shepard Airforce Base, Texas, Mr and Mrs Arthur Heidenwith, Mrs Dorothy Rosenclahl and son Danny and daughter Kay Frances, and Eunice Maahs of here, and Ralph Sebers, of Aurora, 111., were Monday dinner guests at the home of Mr and Mrs Ellsworth Heidenwith. Sunday dinner guests were Mr and Mrs Ross Vauz, of West Bend, and Mr and Mrs Allen Vaux and family of Melvin, Iowa. Christmas gifts were exchanged between the guests and hosts. Mr and Mrs Ernie Meyer had as dinner guests Monday evening Mrs Ruth Schultz and daughter Janice, and son James, Mr and Mrs Norman Schultz and daughter Debra, Mr and Mrs Charles Schultz, Mr and Mrs. Delbert Wichtendahl and son Vernon, Mr and Mrs Herbert Potratz aud boys, all of here, and Miss June Schmeling of Emmetsburg. Herman Schumacher, of Sioux Falls, So. Dak., arrived here Saturday to spend the holidays here with his parents, -Mr and Mrs Frank Schumacher, Mr and Mrs Emil Schumacher, of Fenton spent Monday at the Frank Schumacher home. Word was received here Saturday by Mrs Ellsworth Heidenwith, that her uncle Jack Jensen, 6G. died Wednesday at San Jose, Calif. He was a former resident of Fort Dodge. He left for CoJi- fornia about ten years ago. Mi- and Mrs J. B. Goelan. Mr and Mrs George J. Elbert, Merit' Kollasch, Donald Uhlenhake, William Lane, and Vern Mueller, left Tuesday afternoon for Cascade, Iowa to attend the wedding of J. H. Geelan, son of the J. B. Geelan's and Miss Elenor Di liner of Cascade. Mrs Mathilda Meyer. Mr and Mrs Elmer Ruhnke, and family, and Mr and Mrs Alfred Bruhn and family, were Snuday evening guests with Mr and Mrs Alfred Meyer. Mr and Mrs Eugene Mauhs and boys of Duluth, Minn., are visit- in? at the home of their parents, Mr and Mrs Edward Maahs and Mr and Mrs Louis Greinert. Eunice Maahs spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Aurora. 111. Mrs Max Meyer of LuVernc?. mother of Ernie Meyer, arrived here Tuesday at the home of her son and will make her home here with Mr and Mrs Meyer. Mrs Meyer suffered a fall a year ago which caused her to become an invalid. Titonka Girls In 70-31 Victory Titonka's girls walloped Crystal Lake, 70-31, at Titonka Dec. 20. The winners built a 16-8 first quarter lead into a 40-16 halftime bulge, and with Geraldine Ullmaan jamming in 42 points won with great ease. Poris Hipp added 13 to the Titonka total.

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