The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 14, 1956 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 14, 1956
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CHRIS HEfiSE A Lliilt. ol fhl«, a Llilto of thai; tfoi Much of Anything It was ihe other day thai I done some arthmaticing about the snow which has been with Us now for two weeks and that covered My sidewalk, one lot on South Minnesota street. If I was able and could do figuring like some gents I would give you the number of tons of snow which fell and which now covers the county and the city, so to speak. Yes, the five inches of snow we • have with us weighs plenty, in the millions of tons right here in Algona. . I have a snow shovel and with which the snow from my sidewalk is removed regularly. And last week following the snow fall I found that the sidewalk in front of my place and the walk leading to the porch steps held 280 shovels of snow and found that they averaged five pounds per shovel. So I arith- maticed that 5 pounds per shovel meant that I heaved a total of '1,400 pounds of snow to clear the ' walks. Now just think of what that would mean in the total weight of snow that fell in Algona. And I melted six shovels of snow into one gallon of water, so just figure for yourself how wet that snow' will be some day and^to what extent of water 1 we'll have to contend with when the snow is all melted. Something to think about, eh? —o— Did you know that in 1955 there were 38,000 people killed in traffic mishSps? . That's a lot of killing and means that there were 231 met death by way of traffic on our highways each day,' in these United States. And right here in Iowa we have a traffic • problem by way of car-deer crashes. Of course that isn't of •much account in this part of the state. But in th'e southern half of Iowa there were 214 car-deer crashes in 1955. Of the 214 autos that struck deer last year 110 owners reported damages totaling $14,314 or an average of $130 per car. In 1954 -108 owners reported auto damages of $19,935 and in 1953, the first year of Iowa's deer season, 273 deer struck cars caused damages of $20,077. Yep, I am thinking it is perhaps fortunate that the deer doesn't exist in too many numbers in this part .of Iowa, so to speak. But you can see that it's not altogether car collisions that raises the dickens on our highways. —0— Again we figure income lax. Again is placed upon our backs, The headaches solving questionnaires, The age-old problarA,' what our shares?*, If income'61 the wife's so much And husband's income such and such, You estimate on tax return The why and wherefore that you earn, and if it's o'er one hundred bucks, the wife pays such, the husband such, And if you earn five hundred smacks, Though wifey's purse two hundred lacks, You still twelve hundred have to face To keep iri line in taxing place. How many kids depend on you? Here you may take exemptions too, and then they add surtax to this, Continuing confusing mess. Then victory tax you may deduct, Just how to do that they instruct, Witholding tax you have to pay, Is figured too out of the way, But when you've figured all this out, You don't know what it's all about. On every hand confusion reigns, Taxpayers suffer plenty pains, Attempting to fill questionnaires Which only smarter lawyer dares Decipher and break down for you To know what income tax is due. By certain date you must declare, Your estimated income bare. A single man need not declare, and neither does a married pair, So says the slip you should return If less than such and such you earn. I favor firing congressman Who voted for such taxing plan, For any man of thoughtful will Could surely have evolved a bill Without confusing verbose phrase Which leaves taxpayer in a daze. —o— Today, February 14, is printed the U-D-M and it is Valentine Dijy but we're not printing the paper in Valentine colors. Valentine colors are used only on valentines and they sure are many, so to speak. Valentine Day h;is been a popular one for centuries and it continues to hold that popularity. And it is well worth all of its popularity because on acwiunt of expression? of friendly .thinking of one's friends are the main thought expressions on the valentine. And Valentine Day has been on the calendar ever sint'e Columbus took over in this country. And it has continued to grow in popularity because it is one day that becomes a part for tbr youngsters to observe. It is a day when friends exchange expressions of friendship and love und it is truly appreciated and enjoyed by young and old alike Yes. Valentine Day is everybody's day and is so expressed und enjoyed, so to speak For Instant Relief of Sore, Aching Muscles, and chest cold discomforts, use BEN-GAY Advertised in this month's Farm and Home Section RUSK DRUG Offosen P.T.A. Is Sponsoring "Bundle Week" Oilosen — The Ottosen P.TiA. will sponsor a drive through the school to collect good clean used clothing for needy youngsters in this country and overseas during the'week of April 16 to 20. This drive will be in connection with the "bundle week In Iowa" recently announced and will be held to assist Save The Children Federation. This is the 14th annual clothing crusade. Last year the school children collected 1,65'0,000 Ibs. of used clothing, or 825 tons. This clothing will be distributed in a number of ways. Some will be free to Navajo Indians and .to the impoverished peaople in the isolated rural areas of the United States. Some will be sold to impoverished people in the isolated rural areas of the United States. Some will be sold to southern mountaineers who rebel against accepting charity. Some will be shipped for free distribution overseas. Some will be stockpiled for emergency supply in the United States where needed. During the past three years over two million pounds has been sent to Korea. Other places receiving this aid were Greece, ttaly, North Africa, Austria, Haiti and others. Anyone in the area who has clothing that is still serviceable and blean can bring it to the school and it will be taken care of from there. The action to sponsor this drive was taken at the regular meeting of the P.T.A. held Tuesday evening at the schoolhouse. The Progressive Club was in charge of the program which opened with community singing led by the music* director, Mrs Dunn. Mrs Knut Oppedahl gave the reading, A Baseball Story. Several grade school students played instrumental solos which included Douglas Daniel, trombone, Randy Wat- nem, saxaphone, Mary Ann Holt, flute, Leslie Banwart, trombone, Sara Usher, mellophone, Neil Wehrspann, trombone, Carie Mae Haug, drum, Martha Usher, clarinet. Films on highway safety and safety in the home were shown. The Ladies Rural Club will have charge of the March program and the refreshment committee is 1 Mrs Oscar Oppedahl, Mrs DeVere Newton, Mrs,Allan Wehrspahn; Mrs Oliver Lee, Airs Sylvan Jacobson and Mrs Pred Kam'peh. 45ih Wedding Surprise Mr and Mrs W. G. Cooper celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary Wednesday, Feb. 8 and that evening their family gathered at the Cooper home for a surprise get-together. Those present included Mr and Mrs Ernest Enocksort and family, Mr and Mrs Merland Cody, Mr and Mrs Russell Cooper all of Humboldt and Mr and Mrs Keith Cooper and family of Webster City. One son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Howard Klein and family of Lincoln, Nebr., could not be present but they telephoned during the evening. They brought with them well filled lunch baskets and a> two layer wedding cake. On Thursday evening friends of the couple were guests at the Cooper home to honor them on this occasion. Those present included Mr and Mrs Eugene Ho*, Mr and Mrs Jesse VanBuskirk, Mr and Mrs K, R. McLuen/ Mr'and Mrs Oliver ;)Kinseth and Mr and Mrs Donald Cooper. ' \ Milton Fehn of, Eurelta, Illinois was a Wednesday overnight guest Russel Cooper all of Humboldt Mr and Mi's Victor Banwart are the parents of a daughter born Feb. 3 at St. Ann's Hospital in Algona. The baby weighed eight pounds nine and three-fourths ounces and has been named YVonne Marie. The paternal grandparents are Mr and Mrs Silas Banwart of Ottosen and the maternal grandparents are Mr and Mrs Ephraim Koehl of Hancock, Mirm. Mother and baby returned home home Wednesday. THREE An auto driven by Marilyn Miller slid on the icy Streets at Decorah, and collided with three parked autos. Damage was over $1,000. • . , Auxiliary Met AtLedyard February 7 Ledyard —The Matzener-Estle Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary of Ledyard met Tuesday night, Feb. 7. Mrs George MacKinnon, president, was in charge. Mrs Carlos Engelby reported the menu for the Murphy Company supper served by the Auxiliary, January 31. The Unit voted to donate to the March of Dimes. Mrs Lawrence Ternes, MaVch of Dimes chairman, gave a report of a very successful campaign. The next County meeting will bo held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 14 at Algona. All members are urged to attend. The March meeting will feature a kitchen shower for the Legion Hall. The secretary, Mrs Melvin Busch, read a list df small utensils considered necessary. The commiUee for the Poppy posters is Mrs Melvin Busch and Mrs Vernon Haas. Mrs Aubrey Waterhouse served lunch using the February theme. Legion' Scholarships Offered Now is the time for high school seniors to make contacts in regard to college scholarships for next fall advises Mrs George MacKinnon, Ledyard unit president of the American Legion Auxiliary. The Iowa department of the American Legion offers the following scholarships: The Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Nurses Scholarship in the amount of $400.00. The applicant must be a mother, daughter, sister, wife, or widow of a veteran of World Wars I or II, or the Korean conflict, and a resident of Iowa. Twelve $200.00 Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships for any vocational education in a standarized school in Iowa. The applicant must be a member of the American Legion or the Auxiliary or the son or a daughter of a veteran of World Wars I or Tuesday, February 14, 1956 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines—3 II or the Korean conflict, and a resident of Iowa. There will be one additional scholarship this year known as the Grace Gilbert King Memorial Scholarship. Applications for the aforesaid scholarships will be received any time now up to July 15, 1950. Dennis Poppo was at the vo- cational rehabilitation office at Fort Dodge last week where he took tests for rehabilitation, which is training for the handicapped. Mr and Mrs Tim Doocy and family visited at Brownsville, Minn., last Sunday at the home of their sons James and Dennis. BATTERY? NOW! AT LOWEST PRICE EVER . . .This genuine Automatic Washer Just look up Batteries la the classified section of your phone book. Whatever product or service you need—Battery, Service Station, Tires, Auto Repair—you'll find it FAST in the YELLOW PAGES. i TRADE Check & Compare These Features.... Suds Save Only $5 Extra Only 10 Gal. Hot Water Per Load (EVEN IESS WITH SUDS SAVER!) Free Home Trial s -* Matching Dryer Only $169.95 COME IN AND SEE THIS OUTSTANDING NEW WASHER ! BEECHER LANE APPLIANCES Phone 778 "The Wildes* Trader In Town" Across From Algona Theatre DOLLAR DAYS PRICE RHINESTONE LARIAT AND MATCHING EAR RINGS Regularly $25 Sale 12,50 COLORED RHINESTONE NECKLACE - EAR RING SETS Regularly $11.00 .... Sale $5.50 Regularly $8.00 SALE 4.00 Regularly $4.25 SALE 2.00 SJ]Ot|JET BRACELETS Regularly Tl75 $23.00 LTGEN JEWELERS Saturday is "National Guard Day' Open House at the Guard Armory OKI Harry L. Cutler Has Moved A Lot of Dirt, Too HARRY L. CUTLER Earth-Moving TELEPHONE 1337 CUSTOM WORK Grading 1005 EAST STATE STREET "In Dirt Work In Kossuth County Since 1926" EDITOR'S NOTE: In the Algona "Report oi Progress" published in last week's Upper Des Moines, the photo of heavy earth-moving equipment shown below was used in an advertisement for GERBER & BUSCHER, earth-movers and graders. Apparently, our ad man doesn't know all there is to know about earth-moving equipment, because the machinery shown below actually belongs to HARRY L. CUTLER. In fact, that's Harry driving the tractor, and so that folks will know, Mr. Cutler is publishing this ad. We've docked our ad-man a week's pay — for not knowing Gerber & Buscher's equipment from Harry Cutler's, when he sees it! f AU, TYPES CUSTOM WORK GRADING FENCE LINE GRADING LANDSCAPING 9 STRICTLY CUSTOM WORK

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