The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 28, 1956 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 28, 1956
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8 Mayor Fines Eight persons paid fines in Mflyof C. C. Shierk's court last w«k, Iftduding six who violated stofi Signs, James A, Kelly,, H. S. Montgomery, Edwin J. Ham- nieif, Wifliam A. Fitzgerald, Geraldine Voh Bank and Mrs Margaret C, Miller, all of Algona, each paid $5 and costs for going through stop signs, while George E. Jergefis, Algona,'paid $5 and costs for driving without a license and Melvin E. Pratt, Whittemore, paid $S and costs for a faulty muffler, IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT IT Loose latch? Don't let it go—look up Hardware in the classified section of your phone book. Whatever product or service you need—• Hardware, Bottled Gas, Grain Elevator, Produce —you'll find it FAST in the YELLOW PAGES. by REESE A LiiiU of thl«, a tlttlt 6< thai; Not Much ai Anything It was the other night that I met up with a gent who loves his fishing and he told me about the plenty lovely sport of spearing fish going on at this time, mostly in the river north of town and I learned that there are surely 'a lot of gents in Algona and vicinity who have been living up with the sport recently. And I can imagine that fishing with spears is truly a real dandy sport as well as being a muscular 1 building of strength in the arm, right or left, which ever the fish hunter uses, so to speak. And I would suggest that the spear throwers organize, they should have an official standing. Maybe the organization should be called the Algona Spear Tossers Association. And there is no question as to the tossing ability of the gents because on account of they sure get fish. Of course some of them are a bit better spear tossers than others but they all get the same result when they toss,a six-foot spear into a fish, and that's a trick, too, don't forget. I met with a committee of the spear tossing fishing gents the other night and officers of the Algona Spear Tossers Association were nominated and it is hoped that an election can be held shortly and the officers take over. Nominated for president was "Soup" Briggs, for vice president Bob Mittag, for secretary Dell Kern, for treasurer Al Leigh, for board of diectors Earl Ziegler, John Spencer Jr., Gerald Frankl, Herman Becker and Percy McGinnis. Cliff Haas was appointed publicity director. It seems that the spearing has been pXXSIXX^^ DELIVERY POOLS ARE NOW IN OPERATION! We will have extra PIONEER HYBRID seed corn on hand at delivery points to take care of additional needs. CALL FOR YOUR PIONEER CORN PROMPTLY AFTER YOU RECEIVE YOUR CARD ! Pioneer Proved Itself Outstanding In Performance Again In 1955 Eugene Kollasch Bode Wm. Martinek Wesley Walter Vaudt Whittemore T. O. Johnson Swea City Harold Jones Swea City Aaron Steussy Algona C, L. Bailey Algona R. I, Mawdsley Algona atfa^aace^^^ going on near part of the Plum Creek dam, the Fisher bridge, the bridge north of town. And 1 am told 4hat carp by the ton have been the chief spearing result, with many crappies also being jammed. Most of the spears are home-made but the wielders or throwers, so to speak, sure know their stuff in lunging a six-foot spear into a fish. It is said that some of the spear tossers are sb adept, so perfect, in tossing a spear that they could almost hit a dime twelve feet from their standing, and that's going some. Al Leigh is reported to have speared a'10-pound catfish and that would indicate he knows how to deliver the spear first- rate. Yes, we have some real spear deliverers in Kossuth. And the nice part about it all is that a fish picked with a spear tastes just as good and fishy as the fish fished with a hook, so to speak. Yep, on Wednesday, the 29th, (and that's tomorrow) we celebrate another 4th anniversary day as of leap year. It's every 4th year that February sneaks in another day on us, so to speak. It is a proposition I have never been able to arithmetic, a single day sneaking in on us in February every four years. I just can't figure out how come, and why, one more day in a year, 366 of them, and why and how come it is only every four years. I'd just like to know which party, democratic or republican, is responsible for the added day. But here it is, the 29th of February, leap year, and I dort't know how far it leaps either. * * * I still can't figure out the weather man. Here we have been enjoying late March and April weather and we're getting used to it. This is written on Thursday night of last week and I am going to make a prediction— we're going to have .five days of zero and blizzard weather between now and the 4th of March. No, this is not an election year and there will be no installation of a U.S. president, but the 4th of March is going to return us to zero and winter weather, this year. . —o— And March, by the way, is one month in which there are no holi-r days, except the four Sundays, the 4th, llth, 18th and 25th. Usually . on every 4th annual March there is the day in which a newly elected president of this country is installed and so that becomes a sort of holiday, so to speak. There is only one other month in the year that has no legal holidays, and that is June. But I consider one day in June a legal holiday and that is the 21st day because on account of that's my birthday and it is the longest day in the year, hence reaches all aspects of a holiday and so far as I am concerned the day could be declared a legal holiday, so to speak. By the way, January has one legal holiday, the 1st; February has two legal holidays, Lincoln and Washington's birthdays, the 12th and 22nd; March has none, April has one, the 1st; May has one, the 30th; June has one (my birthday and the longest day) the 21st; July has one, the 4th; August has none; September has one, this year the 3rd, Labor Day; October has one, the 12th, Columbus Day; November has two, election day and Thanksgiving day and December has one, Christmas day, and .there you have the holiday standings in this United States, so to speak. Aged Man Has Wallet Stolen Swea City—Ernest Miller and his sister Mrs Hannah Spears had a frightening experience the evening of Feb. 15. Hearing a knock on their door, F,rnest opened the door and was confronted with a tall person who. began pushing him around, feeling over his body, and then left abruptly. They think the person was a woman, but say it may have been a man. At any rate Ernest later discovered his wallet was missing. Happily it contained only a small sum. Mr Miller is a man 85 years old, - and his sister is younger, and a partial invalid. Both were considerably frightened and shaken. Sheriff Ralph Linclhorst was called, and his deputy Don Woods came up from Algona. Also Ray Hurst, city night marshal, was called. They could find no trace of the marauder, but are checking on certain persons under suspicion. The story that Miller was assaulted is without foundation. No Tab Yet On Local Pork Cut Although Answers to* -a postcard questionnaire", /have been pouring in from farmers ir) Kossuth county, there is no way of knowing whether a proposed pro* dtiction cut in hogs will be the trend this year or not, according to Owen Hurt" of the Farm Bureau Extension office in Algona. It will be some time before the final tabulation of the voluntary poll will be made, and no results will be announced until a representative cross-section of county farmers' views on the pork cut is known. Action taken by farmers on the problem is entirely voluntary —no one has to cut ! the number of hogs raised in an effort to raise the price of pork. The poll will merely give the extension office an idea of farmers' feelings toward the idea. 40th Anniversary For Wesley Folks Mr and Mrs Frank Johnson of Wesley celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary) Sunday, Feb. 19, in the Stanley Simpson home at Lone Robk. Hosts for the event weje Mr and Mrs Simpson and Mr and Mrs Paul McNeill of Algona, Mrs- Simpson- and Mrs McNeill are daughters of the Johnson's. "" " •• A program, /comjsisting -of a reading by Mrs Wallace Donovan; piano selections by Diana Simpson, Sheryll McNeill, Mrs Elmer Johnson and Mrs Kenneth Donovan; piano and mouth organ selections by Mrs Wallace Dono- ovan and Frank Johnson; accordion numbers by Duane Larson; and two numbers by a quartet, composed of Mrs Art Larson, Mrs McNeill, Mrs Dale Knapper and Mrs Raymond Carlson,- furnished entertainment for -the group assembled. , Guests present included ' Mr and Mrs Wallace Donovan and Mr and Mrs Kenneth Donovan and family, Spirit Lake; Mr'and Mrs Halvor Flom, Jr., Mr and Mrs Raymond Carlson and boys and Mr and Mrs Tony Pearson, Wesley; Mr and Mrs John Carlson and Mr and Mrs Axel ..CarK son and children of Burt; 'Mr and Mrs Curtis Lewerke, Mr and Mrs Denny Johnsdn, Mr and Mrs Dale Knapper and girls, I^rs Elmer Johnson and Walter Johnson, Britt; and Mr and Mrs'Art Larson and' boys, Buffalo , .Center. Burt Group Sees Series Of Slides Burt—The Band Mothers Club entertained their husbands at the regular meeting Thursday evening. A covered-dish supper was served to 56 people, followed by a business meeting. Entertainment consisted of slides the Garner Marching Band, state champions last year, shown by Barid instructor Everett E. Lockhart. He also outlined plans for the Burt Band. Dr. M. I. Lichter showed pictures of the 1954 Band Festival and also pictures of the 1955 Junior-Senior banquet. A: J. Dittmer showed pictures of interesting Colorado places visited on a recent trip. The Junior High Octelle gave two numbers. • Mamie Eisenhower, wife of the President, was born in Boone, Iowa, Nov. 14, 1896. L. S. BOHANNON We've had several losses not covered by our Residence Fire Insurance — such as a sink overflow, a bursting steam pipe, a broken picture window, and vandalism. Does your agency have a new "all risk" policy on homes and furnishings which covers virtually any loss from physical damage? For the answers to your insurance questions, feel free to call me at the Bohannon Insurance Agency, Phone 103. Plum Creek 4-H Met On Feb. 11 • Tlie regular meeting of dh'e Plum Creek Elite 4-H club was held at the home of Connie Priebe Feb. 11. ' » i A talk was given by Audrey Gardner and demonstration were E resented by Joan Ward and usan Hoover. Picture study was given by Ruth Benschoter. Janice Bode was in charge of Music and Connie Priebe handled recreation. ; Visiting mothers were Mrs Stanley Gardner and Mrs Wil« fred Ward. The club's next meeting will be March 3 at the home of Agnes Sigsbee. Plan T-B Check For 500 Kids An executive board meeting of the Kossuth county Tuberculosis Association was held Friday rloon, Feb. 17. The association approved to pre-school tuberculosis round-up for children entering school next fall. It is estimated 500 children will be checked and a TB patch test will be given in an attempt to search out any active cases. Entire cost of the service, estimated at $600, will be paid by the association. Exact dates of the program are not known, but it is probable the plan will be carried out late this spring. Last entire county service by the association was the mass chest x-ray given two years ago. Marian Law, area director from Waterloo, was present at the meeting. The annual meeting of the association will be held Mar. 24 at the Johnson House in Algona. C. B. Murtagh is county chairman of the group, The tallest active volcano in Tuesday, February 28, 1956 Mgona (la.) Upper Dei Moln«l-5 the world is Cotopaxi, in Equa- — •• — • —-—-— dor. It is 19,344 feet high. UDM Waul Ads Pay Dividendi IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT IT For Safe Southeast Quarter (SE 1 /*), Northeast Quarter (NE V4), Section Eighteen (18), Riverdale Twp. This is the Mike Thilges Forty (40) located about seven miles east of West Bend Mike ThilgesjEstate D. C. Hutchiso'n, Executor Security State Bank Building Telephone 1200 Algona, Iowa AUCT , Having sold our farm, the following items will be sold at public auction, to be held oh the farm located 4 miles N. and Vt mile E. of junction of highways 169 and 18, Algona. or 4 miles S. of Burt on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Sale starts at 1 p.' m. MACHINERY John Deere tractor, Model A, overhauled Oct., 1955 1 ~ John Deere 2-row cultivator John Deere 25A 6-ft. combine with motor Woods Bros, single rbw cornpicker John Deere 15-ft. disc , McCormick binder cut down for windrower Case 16" 2-bottom plow King and Hamilton wood grain elevator with open •:. •wagon hoist and speed jack John Deere 2-row corn planter "with tractor hitch McCormick 5-ft. mower Moline manure spreader Case 9 ft. spring-tooth harrow • 4-section harrow with steel evener IHC engate seeder 1—Wood wheel wagon with flat rack 2—Wood wheel wagons with triple box 1—4-wheel trailer with triple box BUILDINGS 1-20x12 hog house; 1 round 6-pen hog house; 1-12x8 tool shed MISCELLANEOUS 1-galvanized hog feeder; 1 electric hog waterer; 1 electric motor; 1 oil tank heater; many other items and small tools. 40 BALES OF STRAW CONSIGNED TO SALE BY ERNEST NAUMAN - 1 Case 15-ft. disc; 1 John Deere 15-ft. disc; 1 truck gravel box; 1 — 500 chick gas brooder stove. TERMS: Cash. No property removed until settled for Not responsible for accidents. JENS SORENSEN PALE YUNGEBERG, Auctioneer IOWA STATE BANK, Clerk OF ORK YOU NAME 111!! KOSSUTH COUNTY With Each Used Car Sold During February (19&0 MODEL PR LATER) 20 Ibs. ROAST 10 Ibs, LARD 25 Ibs. CHOPS 8 Ibs, BACON 15 Ibs. RIBS 5 Ibs. LIVER 10 Ibs. HOCKS 7 Ibs. LUNCH MEAT WE GOT IT!!! KOSSUTH COUNTY EAtMORE PORK Yes Sir! You name the car and the kind you want . . . and it's just about a sure thing we can match your desires here at Schultz Bros. Why not try us out and see? \ SCHULTZ BROS « STUDEBAKER & PACKARD — SALES & SERVICE AJgona, Iowa ' '-. phone 97S ' W Looking for those choice late models at a price that makes you feel good? Take a trip to Schultz Bros, and see our top array of cqrs. You'll like what we can show you!

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