The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1950 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 7, 1950
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February 7, 1950 fUgona tipper 29eS Jftometf THIRD SECTION Predict Rise In Egg Prices After Serious Slump Helen Johnsbn Bride Of Amos Kessel At Ledyard Ledyard — Orx -Wednesday, Feb. 1, a very pretty wedding was solemnized in the Evangelical and Reformed church at 1:30, when Helen, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Johnson, was united in marriage to Amos Dale Kessel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kessel of Elmore. Rev. E. P. Nuss read the double ring ceremony. The organ was played by Mrs. Harold Woolery of Elmore, and Marian Stenzel sang "I Love You Truly," before the ceremony and "O, Promise Me," after the ceremony. They were attended by Mrs. Melbourne Hagedorn, sister of the bride, as matron of honor, and Eugene Kessel, brother of the groom, as best man. Ushers were Merl Johnson and Roy Kessel, brothers of the couple. The bride's gown was of white Burmil satin, with a net yoke trimmed with lace and beaded, the long, pointed sleeves were also trimmed in lace. The skirt had an insert of lace down the front and had a long train. The fingertip veil fell from a crown of orange blossoms and was trimmed in lace. The matron of honor's gown was of blue Burmil, which was' off the shoulder, and had a net yoke and a full skirt. She wore a shoulder veil which fell from a blue satin crown. The bride wore a necklace and ear rings, gitts of the groom. She carried a corsage of red roses. The matron's corsage was of pink and white carnations. The groom and his attendant both wore brown suits and white carnation boutonaires. The two mothers wore green dresses and corsages of white carnations. A reception was held In the church basement for about 70 people, following the ceremony. Waitresses were Ramona Enrich, Mrs. Christ Engelbarts, Mrs. Leon Kessel, Mrs. Glenn Johnson, and Eunice Curtis. All wore red and white aprons, gifts of the couple. Following a honeymoon, the couple will be at the Lee Kessel home near Elmore, Minn. Wesley Twp. Has A Soils Conference Wesley — Farmers of Wesley townshio held a soil conservation meeting at the Joe Goetz farm home, last Friday evening. Soil technicians from Algona were in. charge of the meeting. They showed movies to illustrate their talk, and offered crop rotation advice and service for any farmer desiring it. Jurgen Skow is president of the county commissioners heading the movement, and Grace Looft, a former Wesleyan, is secretary of the organization. Cresco Chums Cresco Chums 4-H met at the home of Mrs. Chamberlain last week with 12 members and the leader present. Doris Applegate gave a talk on general home work, and a picture study was given by Dorothy Gade. TYPEWRITERS, portable 01 standard size, lor immediate sale. Algona Upper Des Moinea. Where's The FIRE? "Oh, there's no fire—we're just hurvyjng to make sura we don't miss the 'Family Party* at Algona Implement Co. Friday nightl" You, too are welcome to en|oy this fine, free entertainment—fun for the whole family. Big stage show plus movies. Friday, Feb. 10, 8:00 p.m. at Algona Implement Co. Support Price, National Basis, 35 Cents Doz. Producers of poultry, and farmers who market eggs in this area, can look forward to a better market situation. That prediction came from several local sources- after a check was made of the general picture with regard to prices for poultry and eggs, following a bad week in the general egg market. Egg prices dropped to a low of 22 cent per dozen last week, and with the drop came considerable uncertainty and some rightious indignation from those who rely to a considerable extent for revenue from this source. There is considerable misunderstanding, also, as to government's program of price support in this field. Guarantee 35 Cents The present February support price of 25 cents a dozen, with a local price of 22 cents, is not a true picture of the situation. The government has guaranteed an annual national average price of 35 cents per dozen, and as long as the price has dipped to 23 cents, there is virtually a watertight promise that the price will have to pick up a dime. Since the government guarantees an average of 35 cent*, there is no doubt that the price of eggi will rise. When the price will jump is a speculator's problem, how* ever. There was considerable confusion in this area when the market price of eggs dropped to 22 rents as producers thought the government support price was pegged at 25 cents a dozen. Support Dried Eggs Only Explanation of this is that support price is on dried eggs, not on shelled eggs. There is no support price on shell or frozen eggs. It is for that reason that the price was able to drop below what producers thought was support price. Dried eggt have become a problem since the purchase program has created an over supply of dried eggs and' there is no great market. Some dried eggs can be exported and some are used by commercial firms, such as cake mix manufacturers, etc. But even with this outlet, experts believe that for every dollar invested In dried eggs, the government, stands a chance of losing 83 cents. Boon To Industry This crisis in the egg industry may be one of the best things that could happen to it. With the drop in the price of eggs, there will be greater consumer appeal. Eggs are high in food value and consumers will buy more eggs when they are of lower cost. Under present conditions, the average feed cost to produce one dozen eggs is 18 cents. This does not take into consideration initial investment, time involved in handling chickens and eggs. With 18 cents at a base figure, it follows that with a guaranteed average price of 35 cents a dozen, egg pro- ducers stand a good chance of high profits. It is suggested that for farmers and producers who are raising chickens as a business, a flock of 400 birds is the right size. For farmers raising birds for table use, 40 is about the right number of chickens. Kossuth county produced 8,250,000 dozen eggs in 1948 and the year just passed will not vary from that figure more than five per cent. It is thought that 1950 will show a slight increase in the number of eggs produced. $3 Million Business Close to $3 million was paid for eggs produced in this county in 1948 so it is a major industry in this area. The problem of low prices reaches virtually every farmer in Kossuth who is either a producer on a commercial scale or who turns that job over to his wife for her pin. money. There seems to be better days ahead as far as market price of eggs is concerned. Before the year is out, market prices have to average 35 cents a dozen. Herd Management Milk Clinic Topic Careless herd' management causes more cases of mastitis than bacteria, say Iowa State college dairy specialists in charge of the Better Milking Clinic to be held in Algona, Feb. 15. They point out that there are two basic causes of the most costly ailment of milking cows. (1) bacteria finding t h e ir way into udders through the natural opening of the teat and (2) udder injury with or without bac- Give Arrow "Dart" Shirts • AND VALENTINE TIES Cupid's Arrows have nothing on ours I Your Valentine will really appreciate a gift of sparkling white "Dart" shirts with Arrow's non-wilt collar that stays fresh and neat all day. They're Mi toga shaped to fit and Sanforized (shrinkage less than 1%). Include some colorful Arrow Valentine ties to set off the shirts— and his heart is yours! Shop here for your man's Valentine ZENDER'S MEN'S WEAR teria present. The second is the one the specialists blame on improper herd management. They also say that most udder injuries can be prevented by proper nerd management. The Better Milking Clinic will show farmers how they can prevent most cases of mastitis hv carefully preventing udder iix- juries. Lectures and slides will thoroughly cover the points in mastitis prevention through better herd management. Too, farmers will be able to talk with specialists on specific problems. The clinic will be held in the high school building. READ THE WANT ADS—-IT PAYS PHONE 1100-YOUR NEWSPAPER MIRACLES Are Not Out Of Date!!! MANY A MOTOR CAR which seems to be dying, can be restored to life within a few hours work by mechanics who know how to make hair-line adjustments. FROM A SET OF NEW SPARK PLUGS to a complete overhaul, our service department i* ready to figure what you need for satisfactory and smoothly-operating transportation. , THE ECONOMICAL TUNE-UP...... is needed at regular intervals by every car, regardless of its age or make. Quite frequently it gives you results which seem like a modern miracle. Also, EVERY car, new or old, needs a regular front wheel alignment check-up on our exclusive Bear equipment. 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