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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 8, 1956
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4-Algenei (la.) Upper DM Maine* Tuesday, May 8, 1956 Eating Good At Sexton; No Two Dishes Alike! By The Vilage Gossip Sexton—Friendly Club members had unusual luck at the Pot Luck dinner at the Bob Kelley home. For once at such an occasion each one brought a different kind of disli. Although the variety was enjoyed the whole afternoon wasn't spent in eating. In spite of a shortage of old-fashioned darning needles a beautiful new quilt was tied for Mrs Kelley. A birthday cake brought by Mrs Glenn Gabrielson, was cut in the afternoon in honor of Mrs Art Klein's birthday. Since after 21 the day if remembered and year forgotten there were only 10 candles. Guests were Mrs Orville Johnson of Jolley, Mrs Louis Kelley of Algona and Jo Lickteig. The May 31 meeting will be with Mrs Merle Hoover. The sale of household goods of Mrs Carrie Olsen marked the end of the residence at Sexton of one of the oldest members of this community. Because of pool health Mrs Olsen makes her home in Algona with her daughter, Mrs Leslie Huff. Mrs Huff and Mrs Benschoter were the excellent salesladies in charge Saturday. The latest flu victim spending a few days home from work is Don Prcw. When it was muddy earlier and Francis McMahon parked his new car in a dry spot by the depot a few wondered if there was a new depot agent. There really has been the past week because of an emergency. Mr L. A. Copp was called away by the death of a sister. Mr and Mrs August Kirschbaum spent a day at Mason City where August had some of those aches and pains X-rayed. Mrs Arthur Klein's happy look wasn't just in honor of her birthday as the Kleins are the latest to start a new home. We wish them luck with the project and hdpe they don't get tired of all the advice about what to be sure and include in the house plans. Mr and Mrs Mack Wise have finally taken a Sunday afternoon off to visit in Mason City with Lloyd and Mr and Mrs Frank Wise. Mr and Mrs John Jennings attended the Senior Class play and enjoyed the talent shown. Their granddaughter, Myrmt Jennings, was among the students helping present the program. From the looks of his wood pile Ed Fitch is going to have to cut down another tree if this winter weather keeps up. Mary McMahon has been welcomed home. Since it was raining when she left Texas she is being given credit for bringing it with her. Mrs Glenn Gabrielson regrets the one time she didn't have her camera along. She missed a chance for a picture of Glenn and Charles Nygaard who were among the entertainers giving a song and dance act attired in feminine garb. The act was part of the entertainment given at the Rural Young Married People's meeting at Wesley. Seek Site For Plowing Contest 4-H boy's leaders met Monday April 30 at the Extension Office in Algona to plan the summer 4-H activities. Fred Asa, boy's 4-H club chairman, reported on the 1956-57 program and suggested changes. Plans are to have a one day market swine show and sale at the County Fair this year. Roger Dieyer, county boy's president, was chosen by the leaders to represent Kossuth County at the State 4-H Health Camp near Boone, July 30 to August 4. The county demonstration contest svill be July 30, the plowing contest August 1. A 40 acre site is needed for the 4-H plowing contest and 40 acref for parking area. Anyone knowing of a good location somewhere near the center of the county please contact the County Exten sion Office in Algona. Leaders attending the meeting were Soren Pedersen, bidne\ Payne, Caleb Hartshorn, Ra\ Cunningham, Fred Asa, Frank Grant, Bernard Spangler, Ralph Reding. Ray Frieden, Ben An liker, Earl Crouch, Eugene Dra ger, Cecil Thoreson. Everett Johanson, Floyd Ottman, Jamc.- Coady, Jr., Leander Vasko. Gerald Sodeiborg. Louis V-'mger' and Ray Johnson. Mother-Daughter Banquet Held At St. Benedict St. Bencd'cl — The St. Bone- diet school hall was filled ;U the Mother nnd Daughter banquet on the evening of Wed., April 25 at the 6:30 dinner which was a good one. Father Ernst gave the invocation and Father Cooper of St. Cecelia's parish was toastmaster. Mrs Wilbur Daley — Grand Regent of the C.D.A. court, pave the welcome. The tribute to the mothers was given in the form of a poem by Ida Mae Kutsehara. Two vocal numbers with Mrs Clarence Siemer as accompanist were given, one as a solo, the I'hor a duet, Jeanne Capesius singing "Autumn Leaves," and Ellen Kicmer sang a duel "Little Child." Catherine Reiler gave a generalized tribute to the daughters, very ably done. Bonnie Froehlich played two accordion numbers. The address of the evening was given by Father Leo Schumacher. A trio consisting of Donald Froehlich, Ronald Briggs, and Cecil Schilmoeller displayed their singing talents in two numbers. Father Ahmann, our former pastor, was among us and we all enjoyed hearing and seeing him. Father Ernst brought our enjoyable evening to a close with Benediction. Chailes Nordstrom, the latter being the former Dolores Arndorf- cr, daughter of Henry Arndorfer. Mr and Mrs Larry Grnndge- noti b( o;sm<' parents "f their second son Friday niphl. On the ewn;ng of May 25 visitors in tin Philip Arndorfer home were Julia and Helen Mc- Knroo. aunts of Mrs Arndorfer and Mrs Dorothy Higgins and Betty Ann McEnroe, cousins. Mi- and Mrs Albert Gannan of Wells, Minn., and daughter Charlene were dinner guests of Mr and Mrs Nick Arndorfor Sunday noon. Mr and Mrs Bill Degen clinod there, too. Dinnir guests in the Philip Arndorfer home Sunday were Flora Bradley, her son and daughter-in-law and grandson, Mr and Mrs Pat. Bradley and Pat, Jr., ;:nd Rosemary Wilhelmi, all of Bancroft. Afternoon callers at the Nick •Vndorfer home were Mrs Bill Zitzlsterger of Willcy, Miss Margaret Boycir of Willey, and Mr and Mrs John Muhlbauer of Arcadia. George Simons and grandson, Terry, called also. There will be a box social May 1 at the Legion Hall in Bancroft sponsored by the Democratic ty. All arc welcome to come to bear Spike Evans. FiH yourself a basket and come. Basket or ?iot. let's hear Spike speak. Let us cot agriculture out of the fix in '56. The St. Benedict card club is to meet this week at the home of Regina Froehlich. This hostess has the corner on the prize, having won the last three times. Mr and Mrs Frank Grandgenett spent Sunday evening at the Philip Arndorfer home. In the afternoon the Don Froehlichs also called. Mr and Mrs Sanford Mitchell from Okmulgee, Okla.. came Wednesday night to visit the latter's parents, Mr and Mrs Dan Froehlich of St. Benedict and Sanford's parents who live at Lone Rock. They left Sunday. Mr and Mrs Dan Froeh'.ich spent from Friday until Monday at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs Jim O'Hara, whose home is in Castana. An 8 Ib. 6*4 oz. girl was born to Mr and Mrs George Kunkel. April 27. She was born on her daddy's birthday. Rose Marie Kunkel will remain at the Kunkel home for a couple of weeks. Mr and Mrs Dan Froehlich spent last Wednesday at Emmetsburg at the home of Mr and Mrs Whittemore Tuesday evening Mr and Mrs: Herman Voigt, Mr and Mrs Elmer F. Bell and Mr and Mrs William Meyer Sr., and family, and on Thursday evening. Mr and Mrs Struecker of Roclmnn. Mr and Mrs Walter Struecker of West Bend, Mr and Mrs Dale Mains and children of Algona. Mr and Mrs Robert Fuerstenau and family of Lotts Creek and Mr and Mrs Richard Struec- ker gathered at the Henry Lauck home to celebrate Mrs Lauck's birthday, which was Tuesday, and Richard Struecker's which was Thursday. Mrs Lauck's .son. Pvt. Henry Lauck called by phone from Fort Crowder. Mo., to congratulate his mother. Friday morning Alice Bucnger ot West Rend left for Camp Crowder. to visit with her fiancee, Pvt. Lauck. Mr and Mrs Willis Colwell of Algona were Saturday evening dinner guests with Mr and Mrs Leonard Frost here. HOSPITAL Fifteen-month old Jerry Doyle, of Imogene, was hospitalized recently ,'ifl'.:r drinking some fuel oil which had dripped from •<> stove. washable walls . . . for woodwork Ready to use, it glides on smooth aa velvet over .plaster, wood, previously painted surfaces and wallpaper. It's easy to get beautiful decoration in your hom« with wonderful SUPER KEM-TONE- even if you've never painted beforel $C mr aOROfOUf w Gal. IO COIOM (0*«p Color* Slightly Higher) ED WOLF, Owner Algona Union 4-H Boys Union boys 4-H met Apt il 9 at the home "of Dean Dod;is. with 16 metnbois present. Delegates la* 4-H camp and Short Comsi 1 weii- chosen. They are as tullows: Howard Thilges ^nd Dean Dodd.-. 4-H t-ump at Clear Lake and Hank Thilgcs Shcul Course at Ames. Lunch *vas M'lVed by Mi-. IXiacb and Linda. There were t> visitors present. CENTENARIAN One ot" Iowa's oldest resident' passed av,a\ April 12, in the! death ot Mx*» Fitnn'f Reichmaan of Toledo. S:i<.- \va» five month? U4*t her 100th birthday. Mi-s Kv-'^JMt'..^!!! u a--- born October -- TREES SHRUBS PERENNIALS . [ EVERGREENS FERTILIZERS ; FLAGSTONE WALKS RUSTIC STONE WALLS ' BERRY AND FRUIT STOCK LANDSCAPE DESIGNING , AND PLANTING '• ",-. { Call U» on Any LqncUcape ProWerr» No Obligation *.-; El more Nursery Eimote, Minnesota - ; : ' ' A T IO HOME MODERNIZATION AND "FIX-UP" 01^9 Here's What To Know First About Ho me Expansion round-the-house What arc the important things to consider if you plan to expand your house either by finishing existing space or by building on a brand new addition? Understandably enough, most people think first of what the new space is going to look like after it's all done. Their thoughts are of flooring, wallpaper, "Where will we put the TV set?" — decoration in general, the things on the surface. Appearance undeniably is important, but when the process of adding space is considered in an orderly, step-by-step manner structural and mechanical considerations are the ones that must come first. The structural aspects of new spn^c determine its size and shape — as well as the basic consideration of how much the job will cost. The structural and mechanical aspects combined influence how comfortable and convenient it's going to be to live in. The major considerations of this nature are insulation, the roof, windows and doors, heating and possibly air conditioning, plumbing, the foundation, and electrical winng. Each of those is discussed below as it relates to expanding a home. An attic offers economical epace for expansion, and living quarters in the attic can be juet as attractive as rooms anywhere else in the house. From a structural standpoint* the first requirement of attic expansion is plenty of insulation. Mineral wool batts generally are stapled between studs, roof rafter*, and collar beams. A combination child's bedroom and playroom is one of the uses to which an attic room is often put. It's suited to this for it's apart from the rest of the home. RICHARDSON Painters - Decorators "Inside and Outside" FREE ESTIMATES Phone 1298-J LENNOX Is Your Garage Tied To Ground? Many home garages look like "boxes"' set upon the ground where there is no foundation planting to take away the boxlike effect and blend the structure into the landscape. The garage requires a foundation planting the same as the home. An otherwise beautiful property often can be spoiled without it. Planting the home garage is easy, according to the American Association of Nurserymen. It may require only a few flowering shrubs or evergreens at the front corners, where the garage is at the extreme rear of the property. Usually, %vhere the garage is part of the house, the house founda- tion planting includes the Rjirngc, tli'j plant inc; being »n L-xtcn.sion of the former. Sometimes a couple of climbing roses or othvr vines one on each sicln of the 1 garage doors will suffice. In cases where the sides and rear of the garage are visible from the rest of the properly a few evergreens and flowering shrubs, or a low tree whose branches may extend over part of the roof, when combined with lower shrubs will tie the structure into the landscape. GET SET FOR AIR CONDITIONING AT NO EXTRA COST (Lenno* cooling units use same blower and ducts as the Lennox heating system you buy) HEATING Fill your home (and your hours) with the delightful comfort ol Lennox Aire-Flo Heating. Live in air that's always the perfect temperature, humidity-controlled, filtered clean—delivered to you in every room, at every hour. It's the finest in warm air heating—silent, automatic, and surprisingly low in cost.'' ITS HOME FIX-UPTIME Consult Us At No Obligation! MILLER LUMBER CO. ^•nt to know more? Come in for a talk . 7 . or phone. L. S. MUCKEY PLUMBING AND HEATING ALBERT HAGG Specialist in Interior Decorating 35 Years Experience PHONE 1172-J PLUMBING ^ supplies _ Expert Installation of Modern Plumbing Fixtures ALGONA PLUMBING & HEATING 311 'i East Nebraska Phone 1137 When You Think of FLOORS - WALLS Think of Us! We Have a Skilled Service for Ihe Most Modern Treatment of Floors and Walls. Designing and Laying ALGONA FLOOR SERVICE For Estimates - Phone 1040 WORK Of All Kinds We do all types of Residential and Commercial Electrical Work and Contracting. Let Us- Estimate For You ALGONA ELECTRIC CO. Harold (Si) Roth Phone 452 For Beautiful Washable Walls . . . For Woodwork io Match — There's nothing like SUPER KEM-TONE! It's ready to use, glides on smooth as velvet over plaster, wood, wallpaper. It's easy to get beautiful decoration in your home with KEM-TONE,' even if you've never painted before! CcasMo-Coast STORE Ed Wolf, Owner DAVIS "EVER-BRIGHT" HOUSE PAINT SAVE $1.96 a Gallon Perfect balanced formula of pure oils and time tested pigments — titanium for extreme whiteness, zinc oxide for toughness and hardness, and other selected pigments for durability and even wear. You get a pure white painted surface that washes clean after each rain — stays fresh and clean ofter years of wear. REGULAR SS.95 VALUfi DAVIS PAINT STORE in i's Consult us on your remodeling or building plans — no obligation! s^ss^ s BOTSFORD LUMBER CO. THERE IS A GAS HEATING SYSTEM TO FIT YOUR HOMe EXACTLY Home Improvement Begins With Your Heating System I Save Money—As Much As 25 3 o—On A New or Conversion GAS BURNER. FREE ESTIMATES. North Central Public Service Modern Paints Make Hew Rooms For Old Perhaps, just a moment nco, you were heartily wishing that you could transform one of the rooms of your household . . . that you could manage, somehow, to give it outstanding new beauty. Well, you can. The biggest single change you can make does not He in replacing your furniture or your fabric.-;. but in changing tin- room's background color. This, you yourself can do ... easily, quickly and inexpensively • — with the of the countless eye-delighting huts of paint that are now available. Actually, the ceiling. walls and woodwork of an average room can be repainted fin- less than S10. And as for the time it takes, you'll be surprised ho\v rapidly you can apply the color ... in a very few hours, at most. Before re-painting a ceiling — or any other surface, for that matter — make sure that all cracks arc carefully filled, then smoothed level with thi- surface. Small hairline cracks can be filled with .sparkling materi;'!. It sets very rapidly, so vou'll he wise to smooth the surface before the filling material is quite dry. This lessens the amount of sanding, you'll need to do later. PITTSBURGH'S UNBEATABLE PAINT TEAM Phone 1412 ALGONA WALLHIDE Rubberized SATIN FINISH V —^^ ^_S SATINHIDE fname/ rs'ou . . . rcfinish all pa surtaxes in your luiinc v.uh ihe twin paints—\Vullhidc Rubber- iicd Satin L'inish for \vjlls . . . i>a;inhide tnjiiicl tor trim! Both gink' on !>uittly, evenly, dry quiiM), wash CJM!J! No usual paint udor! KOHLHAAS HARDWARE O M E I M P R O V E M N T it IDEAS AND PROJECTS PRESENTED BY FORTY ALGONA BUSINESS FIRMS FIXIN-UPTIPS REFLECTING SOME OF THE RECENT TRENDS in residential architecture, this home was built to "open on itself." A privacy fence permits full enjoyment of the contemporary design and indoor-outdoor living without tfce loss of privacy. The house is built in an "L" shape with a patio as the "heart" ot the home. A post and beam construction system was used with the beams left exposed to lend a feeling of height and spaciousness to the interior. the Home Three-Purposo Furniture A storage couch is a triply- useful piece of furniture for an attic room. It may be used as a lounge by day, a bed at night and for storage the year around. • Hinged lids made ot Masonite Tempered Presdwood on 2 by 2- inch framing give ready access to the storage space beneath. An easy-to-use upholsteiing material is foam rubber, cut to size and made into cushions. Casters may be fitted to the couch, if desired. Sides of this multi-purpose item are Masonite Tempered Presdwood, noted for its sturdiness, smooth surface and paint- ability. For complete details on how to btrild a storage-couch, together with information on mod- ernising an attic into living quarters, write for free plan No. AE-297 to Home Service Bureau, Suite 2037, 111 West Washington St., Chicago 2, 111. LIGHT FOR STUDY Next saying dents, remind well you've desks. time you hear yourself to your school-age stu- Go do your homework," yourself to see just how lighted their study BEST BUYS IN TOWN ! 324 New Colors For Your Selectionl GAMBLES HEADQUARTERS Let Algona's most complete hardware store help you with your home improvement problems — electric and plumbing supplies — hand and power tools — "Janney-Besl" Paints and Varnishes. Hall-Strahorn HARDWARE Custom-Made • KITCHEN FIXTURES • BATHROOM FIXTURES CABINET WORK OF ALL KINDS DONOVAN CABINET SHOP DOIT YOURSELF . . and we can help! We have a complete line of Sherwin - Williams paints, asphalt shingles, insulation, siding materials and lumber. We'll be most happy Jo discuss your home improvement plans wilh you. KELLEY LUMBER COMPANY FIX UP YOUR HOME We Specialize in Building and Remodeling Work • Expert Carpentry Work • Call for Free Estimates • Easy Payment Terms Arranged • Cabinet-Work a Specialty BEN WIBBEN Building Contractor Tele. 1255-W or 1255-R Serving Your Building Needs For Sixiy Years The Norton Red Trucks Deliver Anywhere in City or County — Right to Your Buliding Siie F. S. NORTON & SON Phone 229 LUMBER & FUEL Phone 229 Insulation of Attic o Job Home Handyman Can Do Insulating an attic room is a project the home handyman can do easily as soon as the room wall studs and ceiling joists are in place. Mineral wool batts or blankets an- the material used for the job. Stapling is preferable to hammer and nails because it's faster and easier. The insulation should first be fastened between the floor joists, i.iMn me eaves to the knee walls of the room. Then carry the insulation up between the knee wall studding, and between the i alters in the collar .joists of the room. The insulation should be fastened between the ceiling joists and also between the studs of the gable ends. Thick black line show* where mineral wool insulation goes when attic room if finished for living;. Blankets should be fastened every 6 inches for a tight fit. The vapor barrier side of the insulation should always face the heated side of the room. Never carry the insulation all the way to the roof peak. A ventilated area should lie between the ceiling joist* and the roof peak. Colorful New Trend For Home Exteriors Glorifies Landscape In the last few years there has been a complete revolution in the manner of using color on the interior walls of our homes. Now. well under way. is a color revolution for home exteriors. It had its beginning in the newly built developments where the all-too- similar "cookie cutter" houses looked so much alike that their owners turned to their paint-color cards for the variation that you created individuality. As you drive along the street in such an area, you are, of course, aware of the wide variety of attractive colors now being used for the purpose. But if you arc in a plane looking down from your "magic carpet." the fascinating wealth of color you are likely to see is an even greater delight to your eyes. Put Your Confidence in "General Electric" G. E. "Built-in" Ovens fe Refrigerators G. E. Water Heaters G. E. Garbage Disposals G. E. Dish Washers Lindsay Water Softeners NORTH IOWA SEWING MACHINE CO. Electrical Experts Warn "Don't Do It Yourself"! The attempts, by many laymen having only casual knowledge of wiring techniques, to install their own electric wiring has long been a great concern to safety authorities. "A course in first aid doesn't make a doctor' they say, "so why should a smattering of electrical know-how make an electrician?" They urge, "Engage a professional electrician to diagnose your home's electrical ills, to prescribe the cure, and above all, to make operable your home's wiring system." Electrical contractors and their employees have spent years learning their profession. It is their business to understand the latest installation techniques. They know every safety requirement of the National ' Electrical Code. In most communities, their work is inspected by the city or state electrical inspector, or by an inspector for the Fire Underwriters Bureau. SEE ME FOR All Remodeling Work New Home Construction LIGHTNING RODS & CABLES my specialty I Can Give Lower Prices, Too! HENRY (Hank) JOHANNSEN Phone 1240 517 E. Lucas Let Us Make Your Home Plumbing Perfect • Expert Installation • Skilled Repairs • Modern Fixtures SIGSBEE 208 East Slate Ph. 1070 MERGEN & WEBSTER Painting & Decorating Phone Leo Mergen — 562-J Merle Webster — 756 Algona, Iowa Home Decorating • PAINTING • DECORATING • PAPER HANGING FREE ESTIMATES RELIABLE DECORATORS Milo Rentz - Kermit Forbes Phone 698 or 1194, Algona Everything In • Linoleum & Tile Floor Coveringl • Wall Coveringl • Counter Tops! • Paint — Wallpaper I COWAN BUILDING SUPPLY We can give you a "modern-^ feed kitchen" all in PACKAGED: ._.„_. complete to match: 1HC on one loan, with monthly payments. Ask us for details! THOMAS SKELGAS 208 East Slate ,"»hone 221-W NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION REMODELING - POLE BUILDINGS ALL TYPES FARM BUILDINGS E. E. & R. E. JOHNSON BUILDING CONTRACTORS REPAIR &REMODEL NOW! ^ 5 One Contract — One Contractor For Your Home Improvement Our service is complete — planning, materials, labor. All work done under one contract, with one loan. Let us talk il over with you nowl E. E. (Bud) ROBINSON CONTRACTOR Phone 271 or 1249 BUILDER Find Out About the "MASONRY WAY!" Building or remodeling with HAYDITE block is the modern way • • more economical, self-insulating, exceptionally strong. We can give you full details on MASONRY BUILDING. ALGONA BLOCK & TILE Our New Building — South of Sargent & Co. CALORIC BUILT-INS For new or remodeled nomes. Engineered installation. Build any place in any material. Easiest range lo keep clean. Most convenient oven installed at height you want. RAPID So. Phillips St. CO. Algona Enjoy the Luxury, the Beauty ot BIGELOW BEAUVAIS Broadloom . . . while you pay for it! Smart folks the country over are buying handsome Bigelow carpeting this easy, praclical way. ENJOY it while you pay for it. Bigelow's Beauvais is woven of thick, longwearing wool. FOSTER'S ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Residential and Commeicial COMPLETE STOCK OF ELECTRICAL FIXTURES Wiring, Repair and Installation Work PRATT ELECTRIC 214 East Slate St. Phone 170 BJUSTROM'S FURNITURE IS HEADQUARTERS FOR CARPET and DRAPERIES Wo Huve one of Ihe largest stocks of CARPET and DRAPERY MATERIALS in norlh Iowa. Here arc Ihe services we render: We can thow you this large itock in our store: We can come to your home wilh samples for checking: We lay carpet expertly; we offer a complete drapery service, from making lo hanging. USE OUR EASY BUDGET PAYMENTS BJUSTROM'S FURNITURE Three Larqc Floor:, of New Hojne Furnishings 3 YEARS TO PAY! YOUNGSTOWN SINKS & CABINETS FRIGIDAIRE BUILT-IN OVENS WESTINGHOUSE WATER SOFTENERS & VTERS Beecher Lane Appliances REMODEL MODERNIZE - REPAIR READY-MIX CONCRETE & LUMBER CO. No. LantrySt. ready-mix cement Phone 166 Perfection FURNACES (Ill Gas or Oil A SIZE FOR EVERY HOME P. R. IRONS HEATING & PLUMBING — ALGONA PHONE S23-W

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