The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 20, 1956 · Page 27
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 27

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 20, 1956
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6-Algona (Fa.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, March 20, 1956 Tidbits From Evelyn Last week when Mrs Nannie McMahon told me about her son- in -Jaw and daughter, Dr. and Mrs Ralph Carpenter of Marshalltown, going to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands where the doctor will attend a medical meeting. I understood her to say Guam. I wondered at the time why she mentioned Guam, so distant, before the Virgin Islands; as it would seem logical to mention Ihe closer places first. However. I put it in as I thought she had said it & in the back of my mind I thought, "Oh well, travel is simple now days, far places are reached in a short time," so Guam went down in the item. Today she phoned me to tell me she had said San Juan — which gives my story a different slant and I am making this explanation to prove Mrs McMahon and I aren't so far off in our geography as one might believe. And since our phone connection that morning was not too good, it is understandable how San Juan sounded like Guam. * * * I heard Rev. Robert Holizham- mer over the radio one morning recently. He is rector of the Epsicopal churches at Iowa Fall? and Webster City and was attending a meeting at Webster City. He has a fine radio personality and I regret that I didn't get tuned in at the beginning of his talk. He is son-in-law of Mr and Mrs Glen Raney. * * « This seemed a little odd but Don Hovey SHOULD know what • he is talking about. I've b?en listening to his organ programs and the other day he said, "I'll play some selections for my own amazement." He must have read his script wrong and meant AMUSEMENT. * • * Vernon and Marian Maple of Des Moines, who were featured in a story recently may cling to old fashioned mode of living so far as stoves, lights, etc. are con- rented on Alvardo street which I recall very well from my sojourn there with mother way back in 1923 and 24 and a later'trip there in 1939. Makes my heart go pitter-patter for Pomona is a lovely city beautifully located with a magnificient view of "Old Baldy" and the mountain range. The Chambers have been packed since a week ago, then Bob had to have an appendectomy, complications arose and they will not get away till the latter part of the month. In the meantime, Mrs Chambers and the children are living at Mary Lytle's. cerned, but I pictures show noticed Marian's her with Dobby socks and a wrist watch. Now if that isn't modern, what is? • • • Ruth Schwcppe has been home on a few days vacation before leaving with other nurses for Chicago where they will take O.B. training at Cook County hospital. They had been at Knoxville receiving physciatric training. All are student nurses at Broad- lawns school of nursing at Des Moines. When Cook County hospital is mentioned I think of the Presbyterian hospital about two blocks from there where I was a patient nine weeks a number of years ago. Mother and I spent the afternoons on one of the porches overlooking the tennis the Cook county the Presbyterian court where internes and boys had many a game. I don't know a thing about tennis but when Dr. v Colder McWhorter, senior interne whom I knew very well, made his calls in the evening he would ask me if I didn't think it was a good game and how well the Presbyterian men played. "Oh yes indeed," I'd reply. "They were wonderful!" To this day I know no more about tennis than I did then, which was absolutely nothing. * • • Mr and Mrs William Drayton have returned from Hawthorne, Calif., where they spent the winter with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Elwood Rich•-ter. They spent a fortnight at Santa Ana with Mr and Mrs Ben Knoll, former Algonans and at Denning, N. M., they were guests a week of another ex-Algonan, Mrs Nellie Galbraith. At Tucson they saw Dr. Fox, another well known former resident, who said he would watch the »Algona papers to see if they arrived home safely. They did, Doc, and got here in time for the big snow. They also stopped at Fort Sill, Okla. to see their nephew, Dale Light, who is in service there. In all they traveled 6000 miles. Among the various interesting things they saw was Disneyland. Speaking of Bob Chambers California, the are moving to Mr and Mrs John Kohlhaas go! home from a visit of several weeks at Corpus Christi, Tex., with their son and daughter-in- law. Dr. and Mrs John Kohlhaas, just as the storm hit here. They had no warnings as thev hadn't listened to the radio, " so they drove along good roads in perfect bliss till nearing Algona. Then things were different around Hurnboldt and they came in on a "wing and a prayer." * * * My mail this week included a card from Sherman and Estclle Little of San Rafael, Calif., who are vacationing in Mexico. Estelle wrote, "We fly to Acapulco tomorrow." A card from Marie Flawcott, who with her sister Bess Hopkins and brother Lee Hopkins are wintering at Duartc. Calif., said in part, "Rather chilly today as the sun isn't out. Looks like it might, rain. Seemed so good to see the Hendersons (my cousin Melvin and his wife Leeta). We went to the Iowa picnic but didn't see too many we knew. Were down to Hall's and had a nice visit. (Mrs Hall is the former Carolyn Stebbins.) Will see you some time in April." A letter from Abner Longs came from Brownsville. They will soon be heading for home and plan to go the northern way, will go to Houston and probably will see my cousin Edwin Cady there. Doris and her family are leaving for home—or have left by this time—back to Welleville, Pa. They like Brownsville very much and thought it would be a good place to live year round. * * • Ain't it the truth—"I went into the oil station and came out with a sack of groceries. I went to the grocery and came out with disinfectant and a box of pills. At the drug store I brought jewelry. And then something went wrong. The jewelry store didn't sell gasoline." * • • The Business and Professional Women met for dinner Tuesday evening at the Johnson House and following the dinner a showing of hats representing the women's professions were modeled by the makers. First prize went to Helen Comfort and her hat was made of a pie plate with leaf lettuce and radish trim. Miss Comfort has charge of school hot lunch program. Second prize went to Zelba Brpwn whose profession is sewing. Her chapeau was fashioned of a wicker sewing basket with scissors in wing fashion, other trim being spools of colored thread, bias tape, bow of pattern tissue, measuring gauge and tape line. Alice Reding and Ann Merritt tied for third place, Alice winning the cut. Her hat was made of two paper plates .with bank note trim, fifty new pennies suspended from the brim and an Iowa State Bank check book adorning the front. Others of special mention were Verona Buss, employee at the Algona Greenhouses whose hat was made of a flower pot filled with plants and geraniums and tied under her chin. Dorothy Cogley, receptionist for Dr. Daniel Bray wore a nurses cap with swabs, "ah-h-" sticks, and hypodermic syringe trim. "Pat" Cook was resplendent in an Easter bonnet, a basket filled with Easter eggs and bunnies. She is employed at the Ben Franklin store. Nellie Van Allen, an employee at the Christensen store, wore a doll trimmed hat and banner labeled "Christensen's Special." Atha Hardgrove, who is employed at with bulb him. The boys at the shop had promised to get the bulb fixed so it would be lighted but too much work elsewhere kept them from getting the job done. All in all it was an exhibit, of the originality and ingenuity of the women. The hats were auctioned and $11 was added to the club funds. • • * Just an item or two of June, 1929 — Miss Margaret Norman came down from Minneapolis a week ago for a week's vacation with her parents, Mr and Mrs Alfred Norman. Mrs Norman and Margaret are spending the week at Manilla at the home of Mrs Joe White (mother of Lavonne Post) another daughter of the Normans. Margaret is a sales girl in the big Dayton store in Minneapolis. Miss Lorraine Tierney rcturned last week Wednesday from Winona, Minn., where she had gone to attend the commencement exercises of St. Theresa's college. While she was at Winona there was a heavy rain storm which washed out some of the railway tracks, and when she came home it was necessary for her to go by way of Prairie du Chien. • • • My goodness, I almost forgot fo mention that I heard Mary Ste- britz on the radio the other day. She is employed at a Fairmont hospital as—oh what did they introduce her as—well, anyhow, she has charge of the case records, the charts, that is. She answered questions and told what her work was. RESIGNS After 27 years, Newell will have a new superintendent of schools. C. R. Kremenak has resigned. He expects to remain in Newell and do class-room teaching in a nearby school. LOSES ARM Clifford Smith, 16 year old Osceola high school senior, was seriously hurt when he fell into a portable saw, while cutting wood. His arm was nearly severed, at the shoulder, resulting in amputation. DAMAGED The home of Mrs Emma Sten- nerson of Sioux Rapids was badly damaged by vandals recently. Every window was broken, all glassware smashed and furniture upset and broken. Mrs Stenner- son is in Florida. LUTHERANS! Check our low premium specials before you buy $10,000 special whole life, $5,000 special endowment, $2,500 juvenile special saving and annuities mortgage cancellation and many others. Victor L. Mueller District Representative Ventura, la. Phone 2650 BE SURE IT'S A. A. L. Pomona soon and have a house Pratt Electric, wore a coolie hat No. 1202 No. 1204 '31 50 43 50 With plunger-type lock for all drawers. No. 12041 $43.50 With plunger-type lock for all drawers. No. 1202L $36.45 A full-depth, solidly-built, heavy steel file. Smooth-gliding, letter- size drawers on ball-bearing rollers. Equipped with spring-compressors and guide rods. Olive green or Cole gray baked enamel finish. Two-drawer file 30VV high, 14%" wide, 24" deep. Four-drawer file 52V4" high, 14 3 ,4" wide, 26V deep. See These Now At Phone 1100 UPPER DES MOINES OFFICE SUPPIY DEPT. Algona What a difference aTjT bedroom 'phone makes! You'll have a quiet, private place for personal conversations. You can answer late-hour calls without leaving your bed. , tctapaoflfs in your bedroom/.kitchen, or anywhere in your home make living easier and more convenient, cost only a few cents a day. Call your telephone businesi office now. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. What a big difference modern telephone service makes.,. and how little it coats I Leaner Hogs Fatten The Farm Dollar WASHINGTON—(AP)—Leaner cuts of pork — such as. chops, roasts, hams, shoulders and bacon — may be headed toward American dinnef tables as a consequence of recent sharp declines in hog prices. This change could also bring a marked improvement in the income farmers get from hogs. For years farm leaders and officials have been urging producers to shift from the production of heavy, lard-type hogs to smaller, meat- type animals. This proposed change was designed to reflect a shift in consumer demand from fat to lean meats and from lard to vegetable oils for cooking fats. But many farmers have failed to make such a change. They have kept producing the big, lard- type hogs that were in demand before the advent of so much labor-saving machinery and equipment^ —an age when workers required more fats in their diets than they do now. Continuation of this practice of producing fatty hogs contributed heavily to the fact that farm prices of hogs dropped 30 per cent between 1954 and 1955. This cut a big slice out of farm income — particularly in the big hog-producing slates of the Midwest. During some periods of heavy marketings prices dropped as low as $10 a hundred pounds. But for the full year, prices averaged $15.21. Most of the hogs went to market at heavy weights — 300 pounds or higher — carrying excels fat This unfavorable development in the hog market has, in the view of many farm leaders, done more to awaken producers to the need for a change, to smaller, meat-type hogs than anything else that has happened in recent years. In many areas, farmers have started their own "self-help" programs to reduce the price-depressing oversupply of pork. In Missouri, for example, a group of hog farmer's organized a campaign to gel farmers to market this spring's supply of hogs at weights of 210 to 220 pounds, instead of the recently prevailing weights of 300 pounds and above. If all hog farmers did this in the month immediately ahead, the supply of pork would be reduced from 25 to 30 per cent and prices would tend to climb back to levels prevailing in 1954. The pork cuts in meat counters would have a smaller portion of fat and would be more in line with the consumer wants. The Missouri group also is preparing to work with various farm groups to get wide-adoption of the newer meat-type hogs bred in recent years. In several hog producing state* organisations have been developed to encourage production of the meat-type hog. Some of these organizations have carried on experiments to show that this type animal can be raised as cheaply, if not cheaper, than the old, lard-type animal. Some farmers have been reluctant to change, thinking thai the meat-type hog gains less rapidly—and hence costs more to produce—than the other type. In an effort to encourage the change in type of hogs, the Agriculture department has set up new grades for hogs and pork carcasses which put emphasis on leaner cuts of hams, loins and the like. THIS EIGHT-PIG LITTER farrowed October 1, at an experimental farm near Waterloo. They are shown here at 4 months and 10 days of age; all of them average 148 pounds. These six pigs, which will go to market as "Meat Type" hogs, were fed at a cost of under 9 cents a pound, or $8.72 per 100 pounds. With hog prices at their lowest level since 1942, Iowa State College specialists in hog raising urge farmers to work toward producing lean pork, and to market at 200 pound weights in order to cut production costs and make a profit. HOG RAISERS objective is to produce lean pork, like these Dutch bacon sides. Meat-type hogs will enable a hog raiser to command premium prices, no matter what the market and even in the face of low hog prices. Lower grades are assigned hogs and carcasses which are decidedly overfat. The campaign to encourage this change in hog production has been recognized in Congress as well. Some lawmakers have been advocating a government payment plan to encourage production of lighter weight and meat-type hogs. Some would offer a government premium of up to S3 a hundred pounds or less in weight when there is an oversupply of pork and depressed hog prices. We Pay PREMIUM PRICES for MEAT-TYPE HOGS AND BUY THEM ALL, OF COURSE, AS WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE Phone 107—We'll Come To Your Farm And Tell You Your Amount of Premium With Delivery Any Working Day of Week Serving Mid-West Pork Raisers For 25 Years WESTERN BUYERS SELLING TO OVER 200 PROCESSORS OF PORK PHONE 107 ALGONA, IOWA

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