The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 8, 1956 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 8, 1956
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B-Atg6na (lo.) Upper Pet Moin&s Tuesday, May 8, 1956 stniied Mrs Mario Murtagh ant I reminiscing the other day. could remember a spring man> years ago 'when the apple and plum trees on the Ingham lots' In, the library block were full o beautiful blooms. Along came a show and sleet storm that com pletely ruined the .flowers anc the fruit crop to come. She had recollections of a Spring thai came in normal fashion and hez lovely bed of tulips at the house on east Call street where they lived then were in bloom. Along came a snow so deep the tulips just barely peeped out from the snow blanket, i hope this spring won't follow those patterns, i can report one peony bush is up. The other has either died or is reluctant. • ;* * • * . Few people can duplicate this and one wonders how the Tea Hoovers know where they are. They attend the Doan- church, have two phones, one the Wesley exchange, the other Titonka and get their mail from Bart. 'ALL THAT EROSION,AND MAN CALLS / US THE DUMB BEASTS OF THE FIELD/" Tidbits From Evelyn Mr and Mrs Heinie Siebriiz took Emily Bode,. Barbara Bar ton, Ruth Fox, Janice Kinscy Bonnie Sheridan and Diane Ste britz to Des Moines recently where the girls attended the D.Y.O. meeting at the K.R.N.T theatre. The girls sang with the chorus of 400 voices. The 150 piece symphony orchestra composed of members from various schools was directed by a New York City musician who gave Iowa fine tribute. He said be- 'fore' coming he had thought of Iowa as not possessing any particular talent, certainly not to be compared with New York, or any of the larger cities. He found to his amazement that Iowa possesses great possibilities and plenty of outstanding talent. The girls were given accomodations for the three day session by Mr and Mrs Ernest Lund and Mr and Mrs Keith Campbell, former Algonans. Mr and Mrs Stebritz were guests during this period of the letter's brother-in-law and sister, Mr and Mrs W. E. McCamey of Adel. • * • Doc stork delivered an almost May basket to Mr and Mrs Roger Will Monday, April 30. In it was a son who weighed seven pounds and five ounces. He has been named Kirk Allen. The little fellow has an abundance of relatives starting with a great great grandniother, Mrs Anna Saxtor, of Fairmont, great grandparents, Mr and Mrs Herman Volker, grandparents, Mi and Mrs Julius Will and parents Mr and Mrs Roger Will. On the maternal side there is a greal grandmother, Mrs Maymo Har vey, and grandparents, Mr and Mrs Charles Harvey. With al! these doting relatives, who can be blamed if the little fellow is a bit spoiled. • » • Friends of Barbara Bourne Will be interested in learning she has received a scholarship. At the forensic meeting recently held at Iowa City, she was the only Algonan receiving such an honor. • « « I noticed another award was made in the Iowa Press Women'* Writing Contest and was pleased that Mary Ellen Kelly, columnist for the Marcus paper received an award in the Informative or interpretive department. Of particular interest was this item because Mary Ellen is bedfast with arthritis arid wrote to me tfllinu a little about herself. A couple of girls were here the other evening on a scavenger hunt. They asked for man's /sock with a hole in it. Well, since this is a "Hun House" we couM/i't meet their needs. We referred them to the Posts. With Dick and three sons there \vas a slight possibility such an item could be had, and since they didn't specify the age of the man, even Rex might have had the needed article. Whether or not a hole ir the socks could be found is an entirely different question for Lizzie keeps at the patch box pretty well—or used to. Years ago she'd come here to spend the afternoon or evening, armed with stacks of overalls for Hugh, Dick and Bob and often there would be » quantity of socks to be mended. • * • Mr and Mrs Adrian Sterling have returned from a three week visit with relatives at Costa Mesa and Van Nuys, Calif. At the former place they visited their son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Stanley Miller. At Van Nuys they were guests of Mrs Sterling's brother and sister-in- law, Mr and Mrs Orie Bateman The Batemans live just two blocks from Mr and Mrs Dick Dale. They called there but Dick's wife said he had been playing the night betore and wouldn't be fit to have callers for a few hours later. » t * Doc stork was better in his timing when he delivered the Ralph Stalzer's son, for this baby wax really a May Basket. The proud grandma, Mrs Albert Weishaar gave the news to me as a red-hot scoop, such recent news the little chap hadn't • been named. Mrs Stalzer is the former Gladys Weishaar. • • • Ann Renee Lighter, daughter of Mr and Mrs Dwaine Lighter, was four years old Friday and was given a birthday party and a German Shepherd dog—a puppy. I don't know whether or not Ann Renee asked for the dog. but I do know she asked for a party dress as a gift, and got it too. Grandma Emily Ringgenberg couldn't resist such an appeal and carne up with Ann's request for the prettiest one in town. It sounds as though it meets all those requirements— pale blue nylon embroidered with pink floral sprays. Wouldn't it be nice to be four years old again? The day I talked with Ann Renee's mother Emmajean, she (Emmajean) was having quite a time convinicing the little girl it wasn't "cricket" to let the suppy start out the door, then squeeze his nose in the doorway. Alas, a four year old has such a ot to learn This is the time for banquets- Mothers and Daughters and Junior-Senior festivities. Mr and Mrs Arthur Glaser were in the Okoboji vicinity recently and decided to stop at Mallard to see their son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs HoWard Stephenson. Howard was busy helping decorate the hall being used tor the school banquet. He is coach at the Mallard school. « • » Here's the height of something or other—At the police station a woman said she wanted to get a warrant for a man's arrest. "What does he look like? Does he wear a mustache?" asked the officer. "I don't know," the woman answered, "But if he docs he keeps it shaved off." •* * » This is one about folk equally dumb.. Pat and Mike had reached the city and decided to go their separate ways on business till evening when they would attend the theatre together. Said Pat after they had discussed the meeting time—"Well, if you get there first, make a chalk mark. If I get there first I'll rub it out." • V • Having mentioned Marcus and that Mary Ellen Kelley lives there, I was interested in reading about Lawrence Welk and his observance of his 25th wedding anniversary. Welk decided to call the priest who had officiated at Sioux City. It was Father Leo McCoy, now of Marcus. NOTES OF SERVICE MEN FdftT HOOD, TEJC. — Army ' P 3 U !u F> £ flVerl y- 21 ' *» oit and Mrs Henry E, Haverlv Route 1, , Wesley/Iowa" I f receiving advanced infantry train"? fi JV!?, e 4th Armored Division at Fort Hood, Tex. The division, .reactivated in June 1954, is now •undergoing a comprehensive training program The unit won fame in Normandy and Bastogne in World War II Haverly entered the Army last January and was last stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo FORT HOOD,.TEX. — Army 3 vt. Melvin E. Meyer, son of Mr and Mrs Arnold J. Meyer, Route i, Algona, Iowa, is receiving advanced artillery training with the 4th Armored Division at Fort Hood, Tex. The division, reactivated in une 1954, is now undergoing a comprehensive training program, i'ne unit won fame in Normandy and Bastogne in World War II. A member of Battery C of the division's 94th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Meyer entered the Army in January of this year. He was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., before arriving at Fort Hood. The 19-year-old soldier was graduated from Lone Rock High School in 1955. FOHT LEONARD WOOD, MO —Pvt. James W. Van Hove, son of Mr and Mrs Ted Van Hove Route 2, Titonka, Iowa, recently completed the engineer foreman's course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The course trained yan Hove to supervise demolition operations and the construction and maintenance of fixed and floating bridges and other military structures. Van Hove entered the Army in October 1955. He is a 1954 graduate of Titonka High School. Lets go back lo January 1924— Mrs Otto Falkenhainer, (mother of Mrs H. W. Peltch) passed away December 31. Three year old son of Mr and Mrs H. W. Balgeman accidentally killed by brother playing with a rifle. George Simpkins, pioneer Kossuth county resident died suddenly at San Jose, Calif. Stewart McFadden took over management of the Algona Steam Laundry. Congressman and Mrs L. J. Dickinson were guests of President and Mrs • -r -•• wdt sucsia ui i-iesjaeni a This cold, backward spring Coolidge on the Mayflower. Algona Airport Log Apr. 23 — William Childers, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bonanza. Apr. 24—L. E. Stimson, Brawley, Cal., Champ. April 26 — E. B. Darby, Jr., McAllen, Tex., Cessna 310; W. P. Pursinger, Sioux City, Tri-Pacer: Apr. 27 — Tri-Pacer from Marshalltown. • , ;J Apr. 28 — Mace Cooley, Ames; Bonanza. • "I'm not making up my mind to stay till I see how your water heater works." Can't blame her. Any woman who's had wash water run cold would feel the same. But with automatic GAS water heaters, there's always enough for laundry, dishes, bathing and for house-cleaning. Speed is the secret! Gas water heaters are 3 times faster than non-flame water heaters And they cost a fraction as much to operate. See new long- liie models today. e ONLY AUTOMATIC WATER HEATERS GIVE HOT WATER $ TIMES FASTER March - April - May - Are "Gas Water Heater" Months I See The Following Algona Dealers FOR FULL INFORMATION AND FREE ESTIMATES ON A NEW GAS HOT WATER HEATER: Muckey Plumbing & Heating Funk Plumbing & Heating Sigsbee Plumbing & Heating Irons Heating & Plumbing Algona Plumbing & Heating Gamble Store North Iowa Sewing Machine North Central Hall-Strahorn Hardware Beecher lane Appliances Rapid Thermogas Co. Thomas Skelgas Swartz Algona Hardware Kohlhaas Hardware Coast-to-Coait Store Public Service Co. < | ;X;:i';•;,;•; r .;'-JL'v '•' iHHi , : - ' MM OR : Meat Type Hogs ''••?';""''v."''' 1 -* V AP' : -'"f'; ;; -^,«- '';••.•.""•>v,/<. ; - ;; '^.• =, - :: •' ;,;••';! ^•, «M / ' •' • :, -, t-H ; ;- /^k'.' ; ki|f4 • '-' : i : ^ijt jjifa JH^' Mean More $$$ To Pork Raisers DEMAND FOR MEAT-TYPE HOGS GROWING AMES — Adjusting to meet consumer preference for lean meat is progressing rapidly in Iowa, Sam H. Thompson, farm economist at Iowa State college, said Wednesday. He credited cooperative efforts of farmers and puckers for this dpvelo'p'- ment. Thompson stated that many Iowa farmers are adjusting to the needs of the market by selling more hogs carrying a larger proportion of lean meat and less lard. Many of the major packers in Iowa, he said, are encouraging this switch to meat hogs by paying relatively more for wdll-rnuscled animals with limited amounts of fat; hogs that meet standards of meat-type quality. THOMPSON SAID the payment of substantial differentials for hogs meeting standards of "mealiness" has come about more rapidly than many persons believed possible. The number of packers and dealers following official grading standards issued by the government is on the increase he stated. In their buying operations, Thompson stated, some packers pay a differential of as much as 40 to 50 cents a hundredweight more for No. 1 hogs. Animals meeting this grade are well-muscled barrows and gilts of 200 to 220 pounds, averaging only 1.3 to 1.6 inches of backfat. Some farmers marketing overfat hogs, Thompson pointed out, are taking a substantial reduction in price. He said overfat barrows and glits, for example, often bring as much as 40 to 50 cents a hundredweight less than No. 2 hogs. (No. 2 hogs are only slightly over-finished.) But they may lack the required muscle development. Recognizing true meat-type hogs, Thompson pointed out, is one of the important skills required to produce and market leaner animals. He advised nogmen to acquaint themselves with the marketing side of the picture by participating in related extension programs. More joint study and action among producers, he stated, would help increase marketing efficiency. Thompson declared that the challenge of tlie future hinges on continued research and action in meeting the consumer preference for meat-type quality. It's also important, he emphasized that we adjust hog numbers to* meet consumer needs in terms of quality of pork. WE PAY PREMIUM PRICES FOR MEAT-TYPE HOGS ... delivery to us any working day of the week and WE BUY THEM ALL PHONE US AT 107 OR SEE YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE RAY-KRANTZ Titonka MURRAY ELEVATOR & WELP LIVESTOCK - Bancroft J. B. MERTZ West Bend E. K. JOHNSON Fenton WHITTEMORE CO-OP ELEV. Whittemore MURPHY LIVESTOCK Livermore - LuVerne -Corwith DALE DUNDAS Burt it GAYLE JOHNSON Swea City ALEX RADIO Lone Rock LOU NITZ Lakota-Ledyard HERMAN NORLAND Cylinder WESTERN BUYERS YOUR iEST MARKET - SELLING T§ OVER 200 PROCESSORS OF PORK PHONg 170 * ALGONA, IOWA

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