The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1956 · Page 36
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 7, 1956
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y 6-Algbna (Id.) Upper Oes Molnes Tuesday, February 7, 1956 Rtivings CD by CHRfS REESE A ttftU'o! ThU, a Lllila ( ol Thai; Not Much of Anything Yes,, last Thursday, the 2nd day in February, was a big day at that although it is not listed as, a holiday, national or otherwise, tut it is the ,day on which the honored weather predictor, the Honorable Groundhog, makes his appearance and gives us a lead on what the weather will prove up to spring day, so to speak. And I am told that if the 2nd day in February brings out the groundhog he at once sets up the. prediction for the weather. Tradition has it on February 2nd he enei'ges from his winter's hibernation to do the prediction. And Mr Groundhog appeared on February 2nd and so now we can expect another six weeks of winter, and I only hope that it will not be the zero and snow weather we've been enjoying (?) the past several weeks, so to speak. Yep, the groundhog saw his shadow aplenty last Thursday and so you just plan to keep your winter duds handy because on account of we've got six mbre weeks of shivering and furnace feeding with us. Between Feb. 22nd and March 21st, according to the groundhog set-up we're going to expect more zero, more snow, more winter'shivering and that's according to the groundhog prediction. It was the other day that I happened to meet up with a Kossuth county farm directory and I got a big kick out of doing some Kossuth farmer arithmaticing. I counted the farmer names and found that there were 3,194 listed as farmers in Kossuth county. And if each one of them farmed or tilled 320 acres that would mean that there were 1,022,080 acres being plowed, harrowed and seeded every year and that's quite a "number of acres, so to speak. And it was interesting to figure out the alphabetical position' of names and so I checked the alphabet and names and found that there were 374 names starting with the letter B, and it was tops. A had 89, C 111, D 116, E 107, F 114, G 164, H 245, I 16, J 112, K 196, L 155,- M 247, N 56, O 53, P 146, Q 4, R. 159, S 328, T 112, U 16, V 45, W 192, X 0. Y 11 and Z 19. And I also found that ther is a pretty good representation of Scandinavian names listed as .Kossuth farmers, and quite a number of them indicated a Danish background, so to speak. And there was one equaling my name, that of Chas. Reese, Ledyard, so you have two Reese gents in this county now. I don't know about Chas. as to nationality but I don't think he's a Dane like I am because on account of Chas. surely is not a Danish first name, so to speak. However, I hope Chas. likes his coffee because on account of as soon as the winter weather succumbs to decent weather I'm hitching up my Buick and I hope to find my name brother and I hope he likes His coffee ana we're going to celebrate our name standing by gulping a cup of coffee, so to speak. Yes, there seems to be a good representation of Scandinavian farmer gents In Kossuth according to the names listed. For instance, I counted Larson 20, Larsen 8, Hansen 19, Carlson 12, Johnson 55, Anderson 26, Nelson 17 and Peterson 20. You will note that the Johnsons lead with 55. There are other popular names in number with Thompson 19, Kollusch 17, Schmidt 1H, Harms 16, Reding lii, Thilges 29, Meyer 21, Miller 31, Smith 19 and 39 names were started with the Me. It will be noted that the names of Johnson, Thilges, Anderson and Miller led in numbers with better than two dozen each. And the two Reese names listed the least of any name in the directory and one of them (just me) sure is not a farmer, so to speak. Yep we have over 3,000 farmers in this county and it looks like they all knew fanning in every direction and angle because on account of this is the leading agricultural section in the state. —o— Oh yes, we have another holiday, or rather a sort of holiday, coming and that is Feb. 14 when we trade valentines, swell and beautiful ones and the old-time comics. And then, too, Lincoln's birthday and Washington's birthday. And this year we have another day added this month, the 29th. And here's hoping that winter eases up during the month. At present we are having plenty of winter and we have more snow on the ground right now than we have had the past several years. Of course that is O.K. Snow holding its place and not in drifts or road blockades is nice to have. If I am right 1 feel that we have right now more snow than we have had at one time during the past several years. But it lighted evenly upon this earth because on account of there were no winds. But you can easily figure out what this snow would have meant had there been wind and so snow piling would have been a serious proposition, so to speak. However, we may have somewhat of blizzards yet daring February. Remember the groundhog saw his shadow and so it is we may have plenty more snow to .shovel before we reach the 1st day of March and wouldn't that be something? Friendly Club OfRiverdale Twp. MetFeb. 1 St. Joe—The Riverdale Friendly Club met al the home of Marie BernaU With torettk Thilges- as' IsistingrOn Wednesday Feb. 1. RolJ call was answered -by 18-members and '3 guests. Entertainment was furnished by Alice Steele and Mary Capesius with prizes being won by Margarel .Weydert,; Caroline Weydert, Anna Borrnanri ahd Sylvia O'Brien. 'A delicious liihch was served by : ihe hostesses. ; ' ,HJverdale 4-H ftews , - ; Riverdale Rustlers Unit 2 held its regular monthly meeting Jan. 21 in St. Joe Hall with 21 members answering roll call. There was onu guest, Mrs Paul Erpelding. It was decided that the roll call money • go to the March of Dimes. Mary McGuire gave a talk on .the Recreation meeting that she and Phyllis Thilges attended at Burt. Barbara ' Thul, JoAnn ' Erpelding, Connie Sinnwell and Diane Reding gave a demonstration on framing, dust-proofing and hanging a picture. Hostesses were Phyllis Thilges and Jeanette Kellner. Riverdale Rustlers Unit 1 <ield its regular monthly meeting Jan. 21 in St. Joe Hall. Ann McGuire received an award for five years 4-H membership. Diane Reding, Connie Sinnwell, Barbara Thul and JoAnn Erpelding .gave a demonstration on Framing, dust-proofing and hanging a picture. Phyllis Thilges and Jeanette Kellner were hostesses. The St. Joe Trojans entertained their Dads at a 6 o'clock pancake and sausage.supper at the Nicholas Weydert home on Thursday night, Jan. 26. Twenty three members answered roll call. Boys who had. been in the club five years or more ,were given certificates. They were Gerald Reding, Tom Reding, John Wagner, David McGuire and George Bormann. Luke MeGuire received a certificate for being a member 10 years. The club is invited to attend a Tractor Maintance school at the West Bend Imp. Co. on Feb. 8 and 28 or March 14 arid 28. ' Mr and Mrs Hubert O'Brien and family entertained in their home on Sunday with the following dinner and supper guests: Herman Plathe, Charles Plathe, Mr and Mrs Milford Plalhe family, Mr and Mrs Ted Hilbert and family, Mr and Mrs Laurence fhilges and family and Gene Lemkee.. Sharon O'Brien, daughter of 1 Mr and Mrs Hubert O'Brien, student at Briar Cliff College, Sioux City spent the Mid-semester vacation with home folks from. Wednesday till Sunday. Mr and Mrs Dick Becker visited here the past week with Dick's gfaftdmotne'ry Mrs'Mary Becker and .either relatives and friends. : Dick recently received his discharge from the .Navy and was stationed at Naval Air Bast! at Toley, I'Ala. is the son ; of Mr and Mrs Herman Becker; ,t)f Irv- ingtort. They will return to Mobile, Aim at the end of their .vacation where they have employment. : , -.', .} Bob Kay set eh'tested St. Joseph's., Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge on- Monday for'medical aid. Mrs K. L. Kohlhaas entered St. Joseph's Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge on Tuesday for medical aid. SWEA CITY NEWS Laurel Peterson, son of Mr and Mrs Rudy Peterson, left last week for Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., where he will be stationed at present. He enlisted in Army service for two years. Mr and Mrs Roger Linde.left last week Tuesday from Minneapolis by plane for Sarasota, Fla. and a visit to Nassau in the Bahamas. They plan to be away about three weeks. Mrs R. E. Ridge had the misfortune to .break her arm • in a fall last week': while she'and her husband were vacationing at Sarasota, Fla. Mrs Marvin Simonsmeirs is a patient at Holy Family hospital, at Estherville where she is undergoing treatment. Young folks 'home for in between college semesters are Barbara,. Mino, Baptist College, Sioux Falls, S. Dak. at the par- parental Walter Minos; Alan Peterson and Margaret Anderson from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn., Alan at parental Rudy Petersons and Margaret at Roy Andersons. Mrs James Meyer nee Marilyn Krosch was honored at a miscellaneous shower held Saturday evening, Jan. 28 at the Grant School. A' short program and games were enjoyed. Carl Lpfstrom and Rev. A. M. Youngquist were delegates to Northern District Lutheran church meeting held at Algona, Monday, Jan. 30. UDM Want Ads Pay Dividends WHAT MAKES INRAL MEAL 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 On Sale Also At Algona Flour & Feed Co. Sargent & Co "Molcexs of Famous 8aig»ni Fo«d»" By Mrs. Viola S»uder Mr and'Mrs Elrjiier CJerdes of fi tonka Were J&tb S3'visitors in the Robert Richter Hotne. Mr and Mrs Ray Smith visited the Riphtei-s Friday evening ahd Mr and' : Mrs Ronald Gardner, Eugene and Linda of Algona visited them Saturday evening. ; Mrs LeRoy Ricke and son Mike spent several days ov6r the, Jan. 29 weekend with .her. parents, the Jack Shermans in Ft. Dodge. ; . Mr and Mrs Lawrence Baylor had as their Jan., 29 dinner guests, Mr and Mrs Victbr- Dreyer of Lone Rock; Mr ar>d:Mrs Gilbert Hall and Jerry;and Morris Smith of Britt; Mr ah'd Mrs Alvin Johnson Jr. and family of Kana- Wha. Enroute to " Wesley , the Johnsons were ( involved in v a car accident. Mrs Johnson, former Janice Hall received, face cuts and a sprained wrist . and the baby was hospitalized in Britt until Tuesday afternoon. Mr Johnson and son escaped injury. Mr v and Mrs Louis Lickteig speni "Jan. 23 to JSnv27 In Kansas. They-went to attend the funeral of his > uncle, Berriafd Roucher, 89, at Greeley. They Visited his sister,. Sister Flbren* tine at Clyde, Mo., and other relatives. Mr and Mrs LbUis Lickteig aftfi Mr and Mrs Paul Bergetvahd family Were dinner guests.inithe Ed Kenyon home, Jan. 30, Th6 family dinner 5 h6noredr the Sth wedding anniversary ..'of ^the iCenyonsi the : 9th Wedding. art» niversary of Bergers; which! Was Saturday, Jan. 28 artd the 3gth anniversary of the wedding of Lou tickteigs • Which will be February 16. t red Bohn has been ill and confined to his home for several weeks. A baby girl was born Monday, Jan. 30 to Mr and Mrs Roger Thielen at Britt Memorial hospital. , Mrs Mary Lou Studer entertained her contract bridge club Monday evening, Feb. 6. NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL State of Iowa • „,.,,,<. ss. In District Court Kossuth County ' No. 703D February Term, 1956 TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: VOW Attft MEftfeBY NCWriFIftO. Tliat an ttistrumbnt of writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament o£ Christ Alt) Deee-asetiji dftttd August 5i 1948, having been this day filed, opened and read, Monday the 20th day of February, 1056, is fixed for Hearing pro&f of. same at the Court Mouse in Algeria, Iowa, before the District Court of said Countw, or the Clerk of'Said Court! and at ten o'clock: a.m., of the,day above mentioned air persons interested are hereby notified and required to appear, >and show cause, If any they have, why Instrument should not be probated and allowed as and for" the 1 las|t Will and Testament of said deceased. bated ,at Algona, iowa, February 2, •i956. ',-. . '- '• •;;• I •-.;,.„. : Alma Pearson Clerk of the District Court McMahon & Ca*sel, Attorneys , (Published' Feb. 8 ?, 195B, In The Algona (lowa)Upper_Des Moines) "KOTICE OF PROBATE OF~WJLL State of Iowa . ; , ss. In District Court Kossuth CoUnty •• • No. ,7038 ' February Term, 1956 TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED, That •an instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of L. C. Hutchlns, Deceased, dated December 1, 1943, having been thW day filed, opened and read. Monday the 20th day, of February, 1956, Is fixed for hearing proof of same at the Court House in Algona, Iowa, before the District Court of said County, or the Clerk of said Court; and at ton o'clock a.m.. of the dav above mpntionof' nil persons interested are hereby notified and required to appear, ana snow cause, if any they have, why Instrument should not be probated and allowed as and for the last Will and Testament of said .deceased. Dated at Algona, Iowa, February 2, 1 AlhiS Pearson Clerk of the District Court. Llnrtan & Lynch; Attorneys s " ? PROCEEDttjaS A meeting of the Board of 'jPr of the Algona Municipal .Utilities. held In the Cltjr Hall, City of Algond, Iowa, Feb. 1, 1958 at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Present were: Allen Buchanan,, C. R. McQulstoh, T. James Palmer, Supl. and Ira Kohl, secretary. Absent was: M. J. Bradley. The minutes of the meeting of Jan. 16, 1958 were read and approved. , . Motion by McQuiston and seconded by Buchanan that the vouchers payable be approved and authorized paid as audited. Motion carried all votipg "Aye". Light Fund Treasurer of State of Iowa, .„„„, state sales tnx ..... -- ------- $1,468.94 Treasurer of State of Iowa, use tax ------------------------ 5 "-"2 W. W. Sullivan P.M., envelopes— 56.49 Pay Roll, pay roil ...... ------ ^fiS'SS Milton Btlyeu, labor ......... —168.20 Edwin Welshaar, labor -------- 162,54 Mervin Hentges, labor — ....... 112.08 Ernst Thlel. labor ............ — 88.55 Iowa State Bank, withholding tax 265.40 Soc. Sec. Fund, soc. sec. tax ---- 161.30 Diesel Service Co., mdse. ---- 1,388.44 No. Central Pub. Serv. Co., gas hill ____ ..... _____________ 6,009,88 Fulton Iron Works Co., mdse. — 45.40 Northland Elec. Supp. .Co., supp. 29.00 Iowa Elec. Supp. Co., Tndse ---- 113.46 Wm. W. Nugent & Co., siipp. » Rig Products .Co., supp. .; ------- . rtonsbnich Drug, supp.- ----- ..... *•«;> Arnold; Motor gpBP% .supp. -»- ^If Algona Machine Shop,. supp. ... H. J. Funk.-PWmb., supp, ..... - J-48 Algona Laundry, gupp. ,--*- ----- .2S'n5 Ed's D-X Service,' gat ».*« ----- K-2? Kent, Motor Co., serv. --»— — 33.84 Percival , Motors, serv, etiamlH* Upper "Maliier"Pub,;Cd., g? 83 Koss. L Co. Recorder, recording easements : ---- „. .— - ---- - ---- 5.40 Wale* Fund- Treas, of .the State of Iowa, . ••• : state sales tax— - — - ...... 394.83 Pay Roll, pay roll — - ----- —-306.03 Frank Ostrum, labor ........... -J52-S1 Walter Peterson, labor — ...... - 13 ?'S§ Edwin Welshaar, labor .— — -- 4,80 Iowa State/Bank, withholding tax 41.00 Soc Sec. Pundi~soc. sec. tax ---- 28.37 Thompson-Hayward Chem. Co., mc l s e . ... _______ _ 19,13 ' Neptun'e'Meter Co., siipp. —-38.08 Lclghton Supply Inc., mdse. -1,53,15 R. J. Funk, Plumb., supp. ..... -.' . . , Robertson Products, supp. ---- ' Ed's D-X Service, gas ......... - 18,09 State Hygienic Lab., water samp. 2.00 Water Works Engineering, sub... 5.00 Petty Cash, misc. cash ...'. ---- 9.90 Deposit Fund Ralph Dugan et al, deposit refund ------------------------Next meeting date was set for Feb. 16, 1956 at 7:30 o'clock p.m. . Meeting adjourned. /&f ^ ^ Secretary /S/ Allen K. Buchanan President of the Board BUY NOW AT BIG SAVINGS! I Sitlii FARM TIRE OUR WAREHOUSE IS WE BOUGHT TIRES BY THE TRUCKLOAD AND WE'RE PASSING THE SAVINGS ON TO OUR CUSTOMERS. —M UAVt TUB TIKES NOW AND YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR OWN TERMS ... 30 DAYS • UP TO ONE YEAR • HARVEST TERMS - FIRESTONE TIRES AND BRADLEY BROS. Be Co-Sponsors of the Bi g UDM Farm & Home Stage Show - Coming On March 2nd It'll Be FREE — On The Stage Of The Algona Theatre WATCH FOR NEXT WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENT MUM *HH I HUH BHIHBH^ •H^H^^^^B ^^P - w^^^ ^^B ^v ^^^r B^^F^ ^ Phone 714 YOUR FiRISTONi TIRi DiAliR Algeria, lowi

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