The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 24, 1950 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 24, 1950
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4-A»9Qna Upp«r DM Moinw Tuesday, January 24, 1950 If Your Name Is ... I GREGORY By Ann Reynolds, Ph. D. You're the namesake of one Gregory to whom credit is due for the fact that we celebrate the beginning of the New Year when we do, and not thirteen days later. He was Pope Gregory XIII. The calendar now in use is based on the Roman Calendar; it was Improved several times, the latest Improved form of it is known as the Gregorian Calendar, introduced by Gregory XIII, in 1852. This method of counting time since then was adopted in most Christian countries. It had been Worked out by one Aloysius Lilius, astronomer of Naples, and after his death completed and published by another scholar. Clavuus, in a folio volume of 800 pages. During the centuries, the Ancient Calendar has been used, For the sake of restoring the be ginning of the year to the perioc of winter it should occupy, Greg ory XIH directed that the day af ter October 5th should be countei October 15th. Imagine yoursel being declared all of a sudden ten days older! And there is no record" of about it. what the ladies di< Since that date the difference between the New Style Calendar and the Old Style Calendar has grown to J3 days, and this is why the countries who had not adopted Gregory's reform, Russia for instance, celebrate their New Year almost two weeks later than we do. Gregory of the Calendar Reform fame was not the only shepherd of the church named Gregory. One of the most renowned was Gregory the Great who lived in the 6th century. He had his jart in converting the Anglo- Saxons to Christianity. For his missionary work he got his inspiration when he saw some roung men put up for sale in he slave market at Rome. Moved >y their fair and beautiful looks, ic inquired as to where their lomeland was, and learned that hey were English, or "Angli". le is supposed to have exclaimed hat, if only they were Christians, he name angel would fit them better than "Angli". So he dean error of 10 days had resulted, cided to leave for that faraway DR.QU/Z READY-MIX ' COMPANY ANCIiNT INSI4NIA ROMAN AUTMOBITY.. A.FASCI* B.MACHCTC C. RAVIOLI T6A E$TATf5 IN CEYLON... A.Sift MALCOLM CAMPBIU C. CONRAD MAte B.SiB THOMAS UPTON C nraiu iwnta «n There's no doaM about If J Mansard, Fascos and Sir Thomas Llpfon Is the key to the quiz . . . nnd the key to your home building pro Idem N Is a trip to the REAlllMIIX CWSGKETE & SUPPLY CO. We have the flooring, roofing and hardware you need. READY-MIX CONCRETE AND SUPPLY COMPANY*— 202 NORTH LANTRY ["PHONi: ONE-SIX-SIX [, • FOB'READY-MIX* ALGONA IOWA land. But when he was outsid the city limits, the people o Rome clamored for his return for he was revered and loved b; them. Another priest, by th name of Augustine, traveled t King Ethelbert of England, anc converted him together with 10, 000 of his people. The name Gregory, with it pet form of Greg, originates in the Greek word for watchful, and many bishops of the early Chris tian church considered it a mos fitting name to be adopted when taking office. (Interested in some other name? Address your request to Dr. Reynolds, in care of this paper. Dr. Reynolds writes about the names requested.) Copyright 1950 by Reynolds Feature Syndicate 1950 Farm Costs May Ease, Says County Agent Farm costs may ease some in 950, A. L. Brown, Kossuth coun- y extension director, pointed out oday. But, he says that even so, arm costs will be high. The end of the sellers' market or farm machinery seems to have seen reached. This is indicated by he fact that dealers are offering elatively better prices for "trade- ns." Some are offering a discount on new machinery where there is no "tradition." Farm labor should be somewhat ner was served more plentiful and wages may and friends. A come down a bit, according' to economists at Iowa State college and the U. S. D. A. More fertilizers are in the picture. But prices probably wili hold near present levels. Supplies should be ample, but some tigl* spots may show up in potash and specific mixtures, Brown pointed out. Grass seed supplies are short now and prices next spring are expected to be higher than in 1949. Alfalfa seed is more plenti* ful while clover is less plentiful than in 1949. No shortage is expected in ma- needed to protect next crops from insects and terials year's plant diseases. Neither do the economists look for much change in the prices of insecticides. Prices of most building materials have remained near 1948 levels, although a few have come down. Supplies are now ample. While building costs may ease a bit in 1950, the economists say they still will be high. Loebach Girls 4-H Hostesses Whittemore—The regular meeting of the Lotts Creek Lassies was held Saturday, Jan. 10. The 4-H club met at the home of Karen and Marlene Loebach, with 12 members present who answer ed the roll call "Why I keep an expense account." Helen Elbert was taken up as a new member of the club. A demonstration on picture frames was given by Mary Jo and Madonna Elbert, Betty Mueller gave a talk on arranging furniture. Following the business meeting, songs were sung. A delicious lunch was served by the hostesses and their mother. The next meeting will be held Feb. 11, with Emmogene Ostwalt. Whittemore Girl Bride Jan. 17, John Schmallen WhlMemor* — St. Michael's Catholic church was the scene of a pretty wedding Tuesday morning, Jan. 17, at 8:30 a. m., when Marjorie Cunningham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cunningham of Whittemore, became the bride of John Schmallen, son ol Mr. and Mrs. Nick Schmallen oi West Bend. The Rev. Raymond IPick performed the double ring ceremony and Sister Mary Leo played the wedding march and musical numbers.. Joan Kelly and Louis Kollasch sang two auets. The bride, given in marriage by ler father, was beautifully attired n a floor lenght white satin gown with long pointed sleeves and senor • trajn. She wore a fingertip veil and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. Her jewelry was a gold locket, a gift from the room. Alice Cunningham, sister of the >ride, was bridesmaid. She wore i gown of orchid satin, and car- •icd a bouquet of yellow carna- ion?. She wore a matching ribbon iurt 1 in her hair. Edward Schmyll en, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Both wore dark uits. A reception was held immediately after the ceremony at the bride's home. A three-course din- At tRe Panama Canal the Pa-CSfic Ocean is east of the Atlantic: The Statue of Liberty was erect^ to 60 tiered relatives wedding Jean Labrat, 18, French youth who lives with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Slcssor of Reinbcck, talked to his parents in France a few days ago. The three-minute call cost $15 and Jean says it was worth it. Jeun has been in the States for the past two years. cake, topped with a miniature T>ride and groom and decorated with the bride's chosen colors, centered the bride's table. Waitresses were Marjorie Schmallen, Charlotte Clause and Mary and Donna Cunningham. The bride attended the schools at St. Joe, and the groom is a graduate of the West Bend high school. The newlyweds were host to their relatives and many friends at a dance at the Plantation Ballroom that evening, after which they left on a short honeymoon. Relatives who attended the wedding and •'reception from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. John Mersch and son of Eagle Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Cunningham and daughter of Blue Earth, Minn. After March 1 the couple will live on a farm near Mallard. Ruth Ann Behnke Joins Sorority Ames. Iowa, Jan. 20 — Ruth Ann Behnke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard A. Behnke, Whit- ;emore, Iowa, has been pledged to Phi Upsilon Omicron, national srofesgional home economics sorority at. Iowa State college. She was one of 33 junior and ;enior women who were chosen for scholarship, professional interest and activities. Initiation will be Jan. 28. The Better Your Home The Better Your Living GRACIOUS THINK of Us When You Think of QUALITY For QUALITY is All We Ever Think of When We Think of You! . . . living is enhanced by quality home furnishings of beauty and good taste HOW'S LIVING in your home? Is it humdrum getting along with drab furnishings or gracious living that is the envy of your guests? It takes quality as well as beauty and good taste in furniture to make your home a setting for gracious living. Let us help you in your plans to furnish your home. You'll find it easier to select the right pieces from our wide assortments. Drop in tomorrow. RICHARDSON FURNITURE COMPANY "WE REFUSE TO BE UNDERSOLD" LAKOTANEWS Mrs. George Adams of Waterloo spent a week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Art Lester, and her sister and family, the Ahrend Hans, at holiday time. The Arnold Christs of Wiota spent the New Years weekend with Arnold's parents, the Leonard Christ's. The Wilfred Radigs of Lone Rock visited Mrs. Rosa Rahm- stock last week. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Beemer drove to Rochester, Minn., last week where Mrs. Beemer went or a physical check-up and Guy went through the clime. David Darnauer strained a ligament in his left knee last week, Tuesday, while in the shower after a practice game in the gym and was out of school several days. Lyle Darnauer and family left for Dubuque last week, Monday, after a short visit with Lyle's parents, the Rev. and Mrs. F. F. Darnauer. He attends Wartburg Seminary and is working part time. John Heetland, local Standard Oil station manager, has been confined to his bed, under a doctor's care the past 10 days. FIRST MISS When Mrn. August Tiepcnnann was forced by illness to miss the Christmas Eve program at Im- manufcl Lutheran church in Adair last month, it was the first tirnt. in 53 years that she had missed this service. Mrs. Ticperrnanri is the church organist. REMODELING YOUR HOME? Modernizing kilt-hens and bathrooms , .. Cabinet work of all kinds . . . Kitchen Cupboards PLANNING A NEW HOME IN 1950? See us early. Lc-t us help you plan it. ELEAD M. 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HOTTEST ENGINE MEWS of 1950 That's the word spreading about Buick'* brand-raw f-263 vafve-in-heod engine, already proving itself in the hands of new SUM* owners < ALL it if you will the biggest power- i story of the year. Call it another triumph in Buick's long history of coming up with car performance beyond compare. But, sir, when you step into the sleek- lined traveler pictured here —hang OH to your hat. For you'll be riding behind a power plant that is not only new but a major sensation of the 1950 season. You'll be commanding the very latest word in valve-in-bead power —the newest accomplishment of the organization with the country's longest stretch of experience in this engine design. Here every fist-size fuel charge now delivers a huskier wallop. Shorter, lighter connecting rods mean that pistons flash with faster and livelier action. Heavier crankshafts, floated on bigger, more rugged bearings, take this greater load and transmit its stepped-up surge to the drive shaft and rear wheels. And you, Mind the wheel, wreathe your face in tmilet at the lift you find! At the trigger-quick take-off*—the mile-eating cruising stride — your easy disdain for the passing gas pumps. You and your SUPER are really stepping out—and Buick's good name as "a sweetheart on the road" gains still more lustre. Nor is rQfd*thrjll the only blessing this new power plant brings. Simpler design makes service easier, so upkeep diminishes ,as a problem. Hydraulic valve-lifters keep valves properly seated for efficient operation—and for quiet unbroken by tappet noise. And you can have this power either with Buick's easy-shifting Synchro- Mesh transmission or the silken luxury Of Dynaflow Drive.* Either way, this SUPER is certainly something to see. 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