The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 24, 1956 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 24, 1956
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Tidbits From Evelyn TheJre are Ihofce Who like para- kfeets artd those who don't, and ihfen there is another group thai •think they don't like them but after several days of "bird sitting" they find themselves completely won over. Such is the case of Myrna Orton, She thought a bird was just another feathered friend that she Could do with if he'd stay out in the trees and the great 'out doors. A couple .of weeks of close contact with the Louis Neuhring's "Shortie 1 ' has caused a "right about face." Mrs Neuhring, wife of the Ambrose Call State park custodian, was in Des Moines a fortnight caring for her father, during which time Myrna in turjfi cared for "Shortie", and lost her heart to the little fellow. * * •' * Louis Gade, former Algonan who now lives at Forest City, had planned to spend Sunday at Ames doing some bowling. With these plans in mind, his wife came here to spend from Friday till Sunday evening with her parents, Mi- and Mrs A. F. Schweppe. Mrs Gade is the one who got the little vacation and Louie was left much alone at F6rest City, the snows having changed his plans completely. WHAT MAKES M EAL A Favorite With Feeders? Top Quality Ingredients All The Proper Ingredients The Results You Always Get The Plus Factors In This Feed The Quick and Right Finish You Get 4 Big Meat-Building Supplements All In One Bag — All At One Low Price tuiiday, January 24, 19S6 Wg6n« {Id.) Upper Be« On Sale .Also At Algona Flour &*Feed Co. ._ Sargent & Go "Makers of Famous Sargent Feeds" Taken from a small boy's point of view, the basketball game was lost to Webster City, not because of the invading team's skill, but the stature of one lad in particular. Who according to my informer "Was so tall, all he had to do was drop the ball in the basket." How about having rules that only those of certain height cbuld complete? Or only tall teams could meet tall teams and short teams likewise? .*• • -. • Cart Paolz and his family were areatly ;grateful that Glenn Harms should choose Carl on whom to make his first call after he had been dismissed from St. Ann. Carl was recently brought home from the Lutheran hospital, Fort Dodge, and is still confined to his home. Glenn recently was dismissed from St. Ann. He is making good recovery from a heart attack but must take things easy for awhile. * * * My column on my recent university hospital sojourn turned out to be of interest to some persons I just'heard from,'among them Mrs Mosher whose husband is a. cousin of the late Mrs Irvinp Melhus whom I mentioned. Mrs Owen Booth phoned to tell me she is well acquainted with the Mrs Robert Henney I mentioned and since Mrs Booth has been at Iowa City with a daughter who is to soon have eye surgery, she could go with me, so to speak, as I was taken up elevators, down corridors and into various consulting rooms * » » Mrs William Dau Sr. has never succumbed to the house-trailer idea but she is hoping she will be won over by the new twenty- three foot number they recently purchased with b'lorida as the objective, "When it warms up down there", she added. It is the smaller, travel type but is complete and compact, living room, bed room, bath, kitchen and all the comforts now necessary, refrigerator, running water, plenty of closetrspace, etc. Her enthusiasm was dampened years ago when her husband, Howard Platt and—oh, who was the third party — I can't 'remember — built a house and she and her husband headed for Canada. Roads were not what th'ey are now and they gave up the idea and settled for a spot in Minnesota after struggling with bad roads a few miles. * • • • The Irailer is parked near Ihe home and Mrs Dau says each time she inspects it she finds some new thing to admire. Having begun to fall in love with it is a good omen for a very pleasant vacation. The primary reason for buying it wis in order to have meals as they want them. Both are Iroubled with digestive ailments and the ordinary-restaurant food. 1 - are upsetting.' *•<••" ' ••*••••-• * ---.f.ff- * * * The morning mail brought me several letters, one from Mrs Don Mertz, nee Drusilla Coughlin, of Grand Island, Neb. She told me she and her mother who is spending the winter with her, haxl missed my "Tidbits" the two weeks I was "vacationing" >Ai Iowa City. Thank you ladies, for your kind remarks. Do' you know, I was'glad to get backvOn the job. It is nice to know I wa| missed. Mrs Coughlin :was/85 January 4 and two parties whion she thoroughly enjoyed were given for her. ' ; Enclosed was a typed Christ*-, mas letter, a cdj>y of which they had sent to Various friends' ft, the holiday se'aabh. Taking their, activities by mbnthsj in January '55 Mr and Mrs Mertz attended a stock show at Denver, Cblo. (Mr Mertz is a livestock buyer, hence his interest) Come spring, they helped the daughter Dianrte get ready for the Minnesota Palomino Horse Shows at New Ulm, Minn. Dianne won a second.. In May Donna was graduated,-, one of a class of 375 and was; named to the National Honor Society as well as Honorable Mention for Regent Scholarship. T In the fall Donna -tmtiyed the University of Nebraska and was pledged Alpha PIii. .-.. ' A cerd from the Abner Lori«ft and they have landed at Phoenix. Ariz., for the winter. I don 1= say he is the world's worst writ-, ter, but I'll go so far as to say he is ONE of them. So till Tcaii check with other friends I don t know whether he and Blanche ^re at Picadilly Road. Picalilly. Poscclilly—anyhow it's a DILL.Y of some sort. * • * * ' • • .'.,v ' odpy we will finish Ihe last, morsel of pheasant left in deep: freeze since last hunting time. How good it was and think of not being able to have anymore till next season. Oh hum! « * * Some day when I have lime I'm going to make little tabs with the new lettering arrangement and see how they work on the' typewriter. This is a poor^ ly worded explanation of what I mean to do—What I mean is I'll place the tabs as shown in.a picture, on the keys of my machine and see if the lettering is easier to operate. See how mucn more speed I can pick up. • * * And now to close 1898—W. H. Conner has rented a house. in Wheaton, 111., 25 miles out 'of Chicago and will move with his family as soon as he can get, around to it. Algona will regret to lose so excellent a family. He- has no present intention of engaging And a few items of June, 1909. A marriage license was issued to Charles' Morris and Minnie Krueger,:,of Lone Rock. Mr and Mrs F..W. Dingley were visitors p.mong friends in Des Moineri last week, returning home Satuiday. Kossuth Motor Co. News Chevrolet Introduces New Trucks Headed by a newly developed automatic transmission, tubeless tires and more powerful six- and eight-cylinder engines, an impressive list of im- provements marks the new Chevrolet trucks. The above half-ton pickup typifies the styling, visibility and convenience of the 1936 line. Them Friday In Progress crt Bgusfrorn's BJUSTROM'S JANUARY MATTRESS SALE IS NOW IN FULL SWING. Here's your chance lo Save SS$. Top-quality BURTON- DIXIE mattresses with 220 coils . with beautiful licking and laped edgo with innjjr roll. These line matlresses regularly sell for $59.50. Match units—each only •y/ii Algona Postal Receipts Up 8 Over Year '54 Total postal receipts for 1955 in Algona showed an increase oi .eight percent over 1954, according to figures released this week by Algona Postmaster W. W. Sullivan. The $91,686.76 taken in through sales of stamps, box rentals and various postal charges v set a new all-time high locally, surpassing last year's previous high total of $87,973.25 by $6,713.51. > The amount of increase in business duplicated the raise from 1953 to 1954, almost exactly. "Christmas cancellations", figured from Dec. 1? to 23 this year, totaled 173,000, and did not include approximately 5,000 pieces per day of meter mail, or a tremendous amount of mail sent here by 17 "trapping" post offices in this area. Exact total number of pieces worked is not- known, but it was far more than in 1954. Statistics from 1937 indicate the growth of the local office. During that fiscal year, the local office took in $33,290.(iO, little more than a thin.1 of the gross tor 1955. Total business in December. 1955, \vns $13,383.92, compared with $13,712.Ui in 1954. There was no increase in postal rates during 1955. Births Seme, As Ask Us All About The New Powermatic Transmission A 1956 Chevrolet exclusive in the Iruck field, Ihe Powermatic is a heavy-duty automatic six-speed transmission which opens _up new avenues of safely, sim- plicily and control in heavy transportation. Effective al all driving ranges, Ihe unit automatically determines a shift schedule according lo load, speed, grade and other fac- lors. While il automatically performs Ihese functions over the roughesl on-or-off highway terrain, -Ihe unit may also be manually shifted by Ihe driver in three specialized ranges. Because of its built-in safely Device called the hydraulic relarder, Ihe Pow- ermalic offers truck drivers greater conlrol lhan ever over heavily loaded vehicles. At the touch of a fo.ol pedal, the relarder slows the vehicle smoolhly, augmenting engine braking Greatly. Come Friday and get acquainted with Ihese new 1956 Irucks — we'll have 'cm al Kossuth Molor Co. — end we'll be glad lo show i you around and explain il j all! ~ 6-Speed Automatic Transmissions Head List Of New Features Visitors to Kossulh Motor Co. in Algeria noxl Friday will behold a new 1956 truck line — "Task Force Trucks" — that represent the latest in truck body and engine design. The new vehicles are the '56 Chevrolet' truck line — on display for the first lime this week locally. An exclusive six-speed automatic transmission that promises everything in safely and vehicular control leads ths list of "whal's new" in the 1SS6 Chevrolet trucks. This new Pow3rmalic six-speed unit is offered on 15 models in the two- lone rroup. Also, a new heavy-duty manual shift transmission is available on 17 two-lone models. iTubaless lircs are now standard equipment on all models, assuring greater safely, reduced weight and longer wear. Wheel mountings are improved for two-tone models. Also, you'll see re-designed interiors for driver comfort — that also add a whale of a lot to the exterior appearance of a truck! In fact, you'll see the whole new truck pictun when you visit Kossuth Molor Co, Friday! ^ — tm ™^* We'll Have on Display The Sweet New 1 Y2 Ton Pickup Also Larger Trucks Kossuth Motor Co. Algona, Iowa New Chevrolet Task-Force Trucks for '56 BUY ON OUR EASY TERMS rv tUlRNITURE CO Vital statistics, including births, deaths, marriages and divorces, furnished no cause for great alarm during 1955 in Kossuth County, according to figures released by County Clerk Almi Pearson this week. Percentage-wise, divorces provided I h e greutost increase. Fifteen marriages were dissolved during 1955, compared with 12 in 1954, a jump of 25 percent. Most interesting fact rumr from a comparison of birth figures for the past two years. Exactly the same number of babies. 415, were born in 1954 and 1955. Families whose name begins with the letter S led in offspring lust year—50. Right behind were the Bs with 4i'. Ms with 43 and Hs with 40. There were nine stillbirths during UK 12 months. Six more deaths, 176, occurred in the county during 1955 thai; in 1954, and marriages jumped 11 percent, from 180 in 1954 to 203 in 1955, and June once again proved to be the biggest marriage license month of them all.. A total of 29 couples got licenses in June this year, compared with 27 the year before. Sep- teniber and August were the other rush months in the marriage license bureau with 25 and 23, respectively. Now there are more reasons than ever why anything less is an old-fashioned truck! An automatic transmission for every series* A super-efficient, short- stroke V8 for every model! Higher powered, higher compression 6's! New, higher capacity! Come in and see all the new things that'll whittle down hauling time and slice your costs! New '56 Chevrolet trucks bring you new power-a short-stroke V8* for every mode!, and higher compression 6's that pack a bigger power punch than ever! And you can haul bigger loads! These new Chevrolet trucks are rated up to a hefty 19,500-lb. G.V.W. Then there's an automatic transmission for every series — a wider range of Hydra-Maticf models, plus Powcrmatict, a new six-speed heavy- duty automatic. Come in and look 'em over! Fast Facts About New '56 Task-Force Trucks A Modern, Short-Stroke V8 for Every Model • More Powerful Valve-in- Head Sixes • An Automatic Drive for Every Series • New Five-Speed Syn- chro-Mesh Transmission'!' • High-level Ventilation • Concealed Safety Steps Tubeless Tires, Standard on All ModeU Fresh, Functional Work Styling. *I'.V staiultirJ in !.('!•'. models, an extra- co\l oiniuti in all ui/ii'ri. iOpnuiMl at extra t'c«f "i '" ivi'Ji, 1 tansv KOSSUTH MOTOR CO. OF COURTHOUSE SQUARE PHONf ?PQ t

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