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6-AJgona (le.) Upper Oes Moines Tuesday, February 7, 1956 Ravings CO CHRIS REESE A Little of this, a Lltil* of Thai: Not Much of Anything Yes, last Thursday, the 2nd day in February, \vas a big day at that although it is not listed as a holiday, national or otherwise, but 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 energes from his winter's hibernation to do the prediction. And Mr Groundhog appeared on February 2nd nnd 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 more 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. 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. —0— 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 hjs 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, Kollasch 17, Schmidt 18, Harms 16, Reding 16, 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 farming in every direction and angle because on account of this is the leading agricultural section in the state. 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 I feel that we have rignt 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 thsre been wind and so snow piling would Ijave been a serious proposition, so to speak. However, we may have somewhat of blizzards yet during February. Remember the groundhog saw his shadow and so it k> we may have plenty more snow to shovd before we reach the 1st day of March and wouldn't that be something? Friendly Club OfRiverdale Twp. Met Feb. 1 St. Joe—The Riverdale 'Friendly Club met at the home of Marie Bernau with Loretta Thilges assisting on Wednesday Feb. 1. Roll call was answered by 18 members and 3 guests. Entertainment was furnished by Alice Steele and Mary Capesius with pmes being won by Margare! Weydert, Caroline Weydert, Anna Bormann and Sylvia O'Brien. A delicious lunch was served by the hostesses. Riverdale 4-H News RiVerdale Rustlers Unit 2 held its regular monthly meeting Jan. 21 in St. Joe Hall with 21 members answering roll call. There was one guest, Mrs Pan! 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 held 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 McGuire 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 and 28. Mr and Mrs Hubert O'Brien and family entertained in their home on Sunday with the follow- dinner and supper Herman Plathe, Charles guests: Mr nnd Mr? Mil ford Plathr family, Mr and Mrs Ted Hilberl And family. Mr and Mrs Laurence fhilgrs and family and Gene Lemkee. Sharon O'Brien, daughter of Mr and Mrs Hubert O'Brien, student at Briar Cliff College. Sioux City spent tha Mid-semester vacation with home folks from Wednesday till Sunday. Mr and Mrs Dick Becker visited here the past week with Oick's grandmother, Mrs Mary Becker and other relatives and i'riends. Dick recently received nis discharge from the Navy and .vas stationed at Naval Air Base .it Foley, Ala. is the son of Mr .md Mrs Herman Becker of Irvington. They will return to Mo- oile, Ala. at the end of their vaca- .ion where they have employment. Bob Kayser entered St. Joseph's Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge on Monday for medical aid. Mrs K. L. Kohlhaas entered St Joseph^ 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 bo 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 Siinonsmeirs 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 Aclolphus 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 Lpfstrorn and Rev. A. M. Youngquist were delegates to Northern District Lutheran church meeting held at Algona, Monday, Jan.'30. Plathe, UDM Want Ads Fay Dividend; WHAT MAKES MINRAL 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 •WESLEY By Mrs. Viola Sfuder Mr and Mrs Elmer Gefcles of Titonka were Jan. 23 visitors in the Robert Richter home. Mr and Mrs Ray Smith visited tin Richters Friday evening and Mr and Mrs Ronald Gardner, Eugene and Linda of Algona visited then. Saturday evening. Mrs LeRoy Ricke and son Mike spent several days over the Jan. 29 weekend with her * parents, the Jack Shermans in Ft. bodge. Mr and Mrs Lawrence Baylor had as their Jan. 29 dinner guests, Mr and Mrs Victor Dreyci of Lone Rock; Mr and Mrs Gilbert Hall and Jerry and Mdrris Smith of Britt; Mr and Mrs Alvin Johnson Jr. and family of Kanawha. Enroute t.o Wesley the Johnsons were involved in a cat accident. Mrs Johnson, former Janice Hall received face cuts and a sprained wrist and the baby 'was hospitalized in Britt until Tuesday afternoon. Mi Johnson and son escaped injury Mr and Mrs Louis Lickteu; i spent Jan. 23 1o Jan. ,27 in Kansas. They went to attend the funeral of his uncle, Bernard Roucher, 89, at Greeley. They visited his sister, Sister Florentine at Clyde, Mo., and other relatives. Mr and Mrs Louis Lickteig ana Mr and Mrs Paul Berger and family''were dinner guests in the Ed Kenyon home, Jan. 30. The family dinner honored the 5th wedding anniversary of the Kenyons, the 9th wedding anniversary of Bergcrs which was Saturday, Jan. 28 and the 39th anniversary of the wedding of Lou Lickteigs whichi will be February 16. i- 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 htfc- pital. / 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 Kossulh County No. 703!) February Term. lf>5fi TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOtT ARE HEREBY TWTTFret), That an Instrument of writing puvportinfi to be the last Will nnd Testament of Christ Alt, Deceased, dated August. 5, ln-10. having been this day filed, opened and rend, Monday the 20th day of February, 1956. is fixed for hearing prrtof of same at the Court House In Algeria, Iowa, before the District Court of said County, or the Clerk of said Court; and at ton o'clock a.m., •of the day above mentioned all persons interested are hereby notified nnd required to appear, and show 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. 1056. Alma Pearson Clerk of the District Court McMahon & Cassel, Attorneys AlRona, Iowa (Published Feb. 7, 195S, in The Algona (Iowa) Upper Des Molnes) NOTICE OF PROfiATE OF WILL State of Iowa ss. In District Court Kossuth County No. 7038 February Term, l!)!ifi 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. Hutchins, Deceased, dated December I. 1943. having been this 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 snid County, or the Clerk of said Court; and at ten o'clock a.m.. of tho dav above mentioned all persons interested are hereby notified and required to appear, aeid snu\\ cause. 11 any they have, whv instrument should not be probated' and allowed as and for the last Will and Testament of said deceased. Dated at Algona, Iowa, February 2, . Alma Pearson Clerk ol the District Court. Linnan tt Lynch. Attorneys Alsona, Iowa (Published Feb. 7. 1955. in The Algona (Iowa) Upper DCS Moines) Municipal Utilities UTILITIES PROCEEDINGS A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Algon.'i Municipal Utilities was hold in the City Hall. City of Algona, Iowa, Feb. 1, 1D56 at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Present were: Allen Buehnnnn, C. H. McQuiston. T. James Palmer. S\ipt .md Ira Kolil. Secretary. Absent was: M. .T. Bradley. The minutes of the meeting of Jan. IB, Hi5'i were read and approved. Motion by McCJuiston and seconded by Buchanan that the vouchers payable be approved and authorized paid us audited. Motion carried all voting "Aye". Light Fund Treasurer of State of Iowa, slate sales tax ...:$1.-)68.0! Treasure i- of State of Iowa. use tax _.._57.7!) W. W. Sullivan P.M., envelopes.. 50.-1!) Pay Roll, pay mil 1.82!).(12 Milton liilyeu. labor . . 168 2!i Kdwin Wcishaar. labor lG2.. r >4 Mervin Hentpes, labor ll'i.OR Ernst Thicl. labor ... _ . . . 88.S5 Iowa State Bank, withholding tax 265.41) Soc. See. Fund. soe. sec. tax. ._ lfil.30 Diesel Service Co.. mdsi' l,38(i •!•} No. Central Pub. Serv. Co., gas hill _ _.._'_.-6,0(i!l.83 Fulton Iron Works Co,, rndse. . 45.-10 Northland Klee. Supp. Co.. supp. 2!).00 Iowa Elec. Supp. Co.. mdse .....113.46 Wm. W Nupent fr Co., Mipp. ... 78.0ft Kig Products Co., supp. . . S.60 iiorwbnirh Unig. supp 2.83 Arnold Motor Supply, supp. 1.89 Alfiona Machine Shop, supp. . 17.58 R. J. Funk. Plumb., supp. - 4.48 Algona Laundry, Supp. .., 3fi,2t Ed's D-X Service, gas 78.09 Kent Motor Co., serv. . 33.84 Perclval Motors, serv. ,1.75 Kohlhaas Hardware, supp. 7.33 Tracy Office Eqpt. Co.. service contract ,. ..120.00 Matt. Parrott & Sons Co., supp._. 3.04 Algona Chamber of Commerce. dues 100.00 Upper Des Molnes Pub. Co., JPP le gals nnrl supp. 34,86 Advance Pub. Co., legals & supp. 41.3!) N. W. Bell Co.. sor 02.54 Potty Cash. misc. cash _ 18.03 Koss. Co. Recorder, recording casements . _ 5.10 Wnlet Fund Treas. of the State of town, stale sales tax . Pay Roll, pay roll ... . Frank Ostrum. labor ... Walter Peterson, labor Edwin Welshaar, labor ..„ _ _ -1.80 Iowa State Bank, withholding tax-11.00 Soc. Sec. Fund. soc. sec. tax 28.37 Thompson-Ha.vward Cnem. Co.. mdse. Neptune Motor Co.. supp. Lei/'.hlon Supply Inc.. mdse. -.1,531.15 K. J. Funk. Plumb..• supp. ... Robertson Products, .supp. :d's D-X Service, gas . State Hygienic Lab., water samp. Water Works Engineering, sub. _ Potty Cash, misc. cash .... Deposit Fund Ralph Ouj'nri cl al. 'deposit re I'u net Noxt meeting date was sot for IB. H)SB al 7:30 o'clock p.m. Mooting adjourned. /S/ Ira Kohl Secretary /S/ Allen K. Buchanan President of the Board 3!)4.R3 .306.03 ...143.25 ._ 13(1.85 in.13 3)1.08 31.15 1.30 .151,69 111.09 2.00 5.00 !UtO 85.00 Feb. BUY NOW AT BIG SAVINGS! OUR WAREHOUSE IS WE BOUGHT TIRES BY THE TRUCKLOAD AND WE'RE PASSING THE SAVINGS ON TO OUR CUSTOMERS. WE HAVE THE TIRES NOW AND YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR OWN TERMS... 30 DAYS • UP TO ONE YEAR • HARVEST TERMS ONLY 10% DOWN - FIRESTONE TIRES AND BRADLEY BROS. On Sale Also At Algona Flour & Feed Co. Sargent & Co "M«k»r» of Famous Sargent F««d*" Will 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 Phone 714 YOUR FIRESTONE TIRE DEALER Algona, Iowa

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