The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1950 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 21, 1950
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Ravines b» CHRIS REEflE A t!MI* of TM», m Llttte of That; Net Mac* of Anything. It was last week that we had the first real snow of the winter and folks in Algona met up with the problem of shoveling their sidewalks and as a result considerable thought has been given to the organization of a snow shoveling incorporation the purpose of which would be to see to it that every bit of snow was shoveled off the sidewalks of the members. I haven't met up with a single man or woman who really loved to shovel snow. Even as good exercise as it is, and as well fat reducing, nobody wants to shovel snow. M. L. Vander Wall told me that he'd rather push a lawn mower over an acre than to shovel the snow off his walks even though he didn't have too much love for a lawn mower. Since the heavy mow of last week there have been many suggestions made by citizens as to methods of removing the snow without shoveling. Chuck Pax- sop, thought it would be smart to take up the sidewalks during the winter months and pile 'em up in the fairgrounds. That's an idea, no shoveling. Glenn C r i 11 y thought it would be smart to keep a horse and instead <ot shoveling, hitch the nag to a walks. Then, too in the summer time he could be pastured on the lawn and so no need to do any mowing. John Burton thought it would be smart to attach shovels to the lawn mower and^ so push the snow off the walks and Loren Thom n't a on wondered why could- Mexicons be shipped pson lot of Titonka Aid Has 25th Anniversary Program Pays Honor To Early Club History Titonka — The Ladies Aid and Mission Society of the Immanuel Lutheran church, northeast of Titonka, celebrated its 25th anniversary Friday evening, Feb. 17. A program and devotions were held for the families of the members. Rev. A. Kilian was pastor of the church and was instrumental in the organization of the first Ladies Aid. There were 13 charter members, seVen of these members are still in the society. The membership now consists of 37 regular members and six contributing members. During their 25 years they have been very active in church, parsonage, mission, and charitable work. The officers of the present organization are Mrs. Vera Osterman, president; Miss Freda Boyken, vice president; Dora Rode,' secretary, and Louise Plaiser, treasurer. Rev. Wm. Planz is the pastor. Rale 5 Superiors • Six contestants representing in to do the walk shoveling, and there's an idea. Roy McMahon thought maybe the coffee gulpers could be interested in taking up snow clearing off the walks, by giving them a cup of Java for every yard of walk they shoveled. Russ Guster thought it might be a good idea to get the boys interested in shoveling walks, they to shovel the snow into tubs 'and then dump it into bath tubs and so the owner pay the kids and for which he also gets plenty soft water for bath purposes. Lou Tigges thought it might be smart to erect a tent over the walks when the snow fell and which would leave a clear walk. Bob LeBarre felt sure that bowlers would be interested in taking on snow shoveling in winter time because on account of wielding a scoop would prove a good practice in stance for the pin tippers, you stoop over like throwing a ball every time you push the shovel into the snow. Walter Bradley told me he'd be glad to drop a line to some tractor factory and maybe a snow showel tractor could be manufactured, the width of the walk, and a group of neighbors could have their snow shoveling problems and time and effort just cut in half. Cy Venteicher thought that maybe some of the farmers living near town would be interested in taking on snow shoveling because on account of they have more timt! in the winter and they had plenty of muscle. Ed Walsh said he had a long rubber hose and n?xt time it snowed he was going to fill it with hot water and lust lay it on the sidewalk and the snow would melt as fast ax it fell, shoveling would be unnecessary. And Hugh Raney offered the suggestion that folks run hot water pipes under the walks and when the snow fell the Mrs. just turned a faucet in the kitchen and the pipes took care of the snow problem pronto. And E. H. Hutchins also had the same idea except he suggested that electric wiring be run under the walks and the Mrs. merely pushed a button and yovi could throw away the snow shovel. It was suggested by Ira Kohl that the folks in the different blocks in Algona organize, kick in a buck a month each, and so a fund would be available with which to hire professional snow shovelers through the winter, and if there was no snow, no shoveling, then the fund to be turned over the March of Dimes. But one of these nights I'm going to present to the city council a proposition towards solving the walk snow shoveling in Algona. I'd suggest that the city council build several storage tanks near the municipal swimming pool and that the swimming pool be filled with snow shoveled off the walks, and the storage tanks also be filled during the winter, then in the summer the swimmers would have nice soft water in which to float. The city would pay a buck a ton for the snow would provide trucks to haul it to the storage tanks, and for every ton of snow you shoveled off your walk you'd get a buck. Well the average guy wouldn't mine shoveling his walk if he got a little something for doing it. Yes he might even wish for more snow during the winter. Heres, hoping the snow shoveling problem wiU be taken of, either by organizing shoveling c!ubs. or the city, before next winter, because on account of I'm one of the birds who hates to shovel snow. too. New Swea Business Swea Ctty — Swea City is to have a dry cleaning plant. Fran cis H. Kaus has announced he will open for business Feb. 27 with delivery starting the follow ing week. Mr. Kaus says lui equipment is all new, and the latest in cleaning methods wil be used. He is located in the old Dahl shop, which is being re modeled. the Titonka high school, participated in a preliminary speech contest at Buffalo Center last Monday night. Other schools competing were Buffalo Center and Thompson. Five of the eight superior ratings were given to the Titonka contestants, who have been coached by Miss Emilie Greber, English and dramatic teacher. The winners were Ervin Fahrenholtz, oratorical; Nordman, original Mary Ann oratorical; Joan Johnson, dramatic; Herbet Tjaden, humorous, and Amy Fisher, radio speaking. These contestants will go to the pre-district speech contest which will be held during the week of Feb. 27. They will also enter a contestant in the division of interpretive reading in the coming contest. Class Prepares Meal The senior home class entertained economics a junior, majoring in physical education, and was on the squad last year. Mr. and M!rs. Jay Budlong, who have been vacationing in St. Petersburg and other cities in Florida since Jan. 1, are on their way to Hermosa Beach, Cal., to spend the remaining winter months. They will visit part of the time in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bissell. Mrs. Bissell is the former Edith Mae Budlong. Maurice Sathoff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sathoff, is confined in St. Ann hospital, suffering from virus bronchial pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. John Goeller of Fairbanks, la., parents of Mrs. Russell Castor, are staying with Mrs. Castor and children while Mr. Castor is in Tacoma, Wash., having been called there by the serious illness of his father. The Titonka Band Mothers are holding a series of benefit card parties in the homes of the members. Two members are hostesses for. each party. Mrs. Henry Orthel entertained the Thursday bridge club at a 10 o'clock luncheon at her home east of town. Mrs. A. M. Peterson was a guest. Bill Boyken, junior at Wartburg college, and Keith Stott, junior at Upper Iowa university, spent the weekend at their parental homes. Mrs. Harry Beed went to Boone Sunday arid from there left by train Sunday night for Las Vegas, Nev., to visit her mother and sisters. Her sister, Mrs. L. H. Kingsbury, is in a critical condition in a Las Vegas hospital following surgery. The Catholic Ladies Guild met at the home of Mrs. Art Hench Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Orthel, Catherine and Billy, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Judd Prince at Mankato, Minn. The Methodist W.S.C.S. circles will meet with the following hostesses, Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 22: Circle I, hostesses, Mrs. Will Girard, Mrs. Stan Harris; devotions, Mrs. Dale Higgins; lesson, Mrs. Ray Hansen Jr. Circle II, hostesses, Mrs. R. L. Krantz, Mrs. John Pink; devotions, Mrs. John Tjarks; lesson, Mrs. Merl'e Schwietert. Circle III, hostesses, Mrs. C. H. Downs, Mrs. Lucy Newville; devotions, Mrs. Harry Beed; lesson Mrs. Wilbur Schram. ________ the members I m m . i » • _ and officers, of the Titonka '44th Anniversary school board, wives and husbands and the school faculty, wives and husbands, at a 6:30 dinner at the school house Feb. 14. A three-course dinner was served at a long table decorated with large red hearts and white candles. Valentines were used for place cards. After dinner a social hour, bridge, canasta, and 500 were enjoyed by the group. The members of the school board are Clarence Mechler, Ernest Hoffman, J. R. Schutjer, Maurice Keil and Ernest Peterson. Harold Gartner is secretary and Ethel E. Downs, treasurer of the board. There are 15 teachers on the Titonka school faculty. Mrs. Arthur J. Budlong is the teacher of the home economics class. Mrs, C. F. Callies was hostess .j the Titonka Federated club on Tuesday evening. Mrs. Staney Harris presented the lesson on "Quizmasters." Mrs. Herman Schutter discussed electrical appliances. A farewell party was held for Mr. and Mrs. Donald Buffington at their home south of Titonka on Tuesday evening. The Buffing- ,ons will move to their farm iome, northeast of Forest City, which they recently purchased Dick Downs' name appeared on the list of candidates for varsity catching position on the Iowa State Teachers college base- aall team for this spring. Dick is For J. E. Telcamps Lakota — Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Telkamp celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary with a family party at their home in Lakota last week Tuesday evening, Feb. 14. Canasta and visiting furnished entertainment. They >rere presented with double door chimes as a gift from the guests. Mary Bloom and Jake E. Telkamp were married at 'the home of the bride's parents near Ellsworth 44 years ago, Feb. 14. They have twin daughters, Ada, Mrs. Alvin Rippentrop, and Ida, Mrs. Curt Rippentrop, and seven grandchildren. Attended State Elevator Meet Burt — This community was represented at the 48th annual meeting of the Farmers Grain Dealers Association of Iowa, held at Des Moines recently for three days. J. L. Miller, manager of the Burt Co-operative Elevator of Burt, said on his return home that at least the following — and maybe more — from this community were among the 1,200 at the meeting: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Campney, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. Ray McWhorter, and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Miller. If Your Name Is WILLIAM By Ann Reynolds, Ph.D. William, yours is a name that became a favorite when almost 900 years ago the Normans brought it along as they invaded the British Isles. Aod through the ages "William" never lost its appeal. It's a ruoner-up to the all time champion, in names, John, and at times almost caught up with it. "William" is made up of two Old Germanic words that meant "will" and "helmet"; when it was coined a name with "helmet" must have seemed a good omen. Helmets were then useful as a protection in war; atom bombs and even guns were still things of the future. Among the many famous Williams the one who invaded Britain got himself the surname "The Conqueror" for that feat which another William, the German "Kateer", and later Hitler, in vain longed to duplicate. Incidentally, William the Conqueror's mother had a now forgotten name that sounds pretty: Arietta. After William the Conqueror there were, in England and elsewhere, quite a few rulers by this name. And there were Williams in every walk of life, among them a goodly number of saints. Better known than these, however, is the heroic Swiss fighter of crack shot fame, William Tell. Whether based on truth or a mere legend, the story of the man who with his arrow shot an apple placed on the head of his small son by order of the tyrannic Gessler lives on as a tale of courage. Tell's feat was something to catch the imagination. Friedrich Schiller, one of the greatest German poets, was inspired by it. and his play about William Tell carried the Swiss hero's fame all over the world. Rossini wrote an opera about Tell; the rousing overture to it is, a standby of symphony orchestras and radio programs everywhere. • In our U.S.A. William Tell had a town SWEETENED STARTER Chicks really crave this Sweet Tasting Chick Builder. They eat more, drink more—for fast gains during vital baby period. You can almost SEE 'em grow —strong, vigorous, husky. Enriched with APF, fish and whey solubles, proteins, vitamins and cane molasses. Get YOUR chicks off to a fast start with Sargent Sweetened Starter. TRIAL BAG OFFER Try a bag at our risk, today. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back in full. Mash, crumbles or pelletg in the handy "Thrifty- Fifty" Ib. or 100 Ib. print bag. SARGENT & CO. Algona Or At Your Sargent Feed Dealer named for him, Tell City, in Indiana. But the most illustrious of all Williams was — guess who? Here, a few pointers: AH we know is he was baptized at Stratford-on-Avon, April 26, 1564, the day of his birth remains uncertain. He married at eighteen, at 28 he became first known as a playwright, a ftfct that made a fellow writer, one Robert Greene, turn green with envy. He called William an "upstart crow" who beautified himself with the feathers of others, having a "tiger's heart wrapped in a player's hide," and who took himself to be a playwright as good as the best of them. A few years later, however, this William was acknowledged as belonging among the world's greatest dramatic authors. Posterity upheld this judgment. William's full name was . . . William Shakespeare. Tuesday, February 21, 1950 Algona Upper Des Moines—3 (Interested in some other name? Address your letters to Dr. Reynolds, in care of this paper. Dr. Reynolds writes about the names most often requested.) Copyright 1950 by Reynolds Feature Syndicate A Pancake Supper Fenlon —The men of the Methodist church will hold a pancake supper Wednesday, Feb. 22. It will start at 5:30 p. m. Sausages, pancnkos nnd maple syrup will be served. The public is invited. BRED GILT SALE Pure Bred Spotted Poland China THURSDAY, FEBRUARY B STARTING AT 1:00 P. M. At Farm 21 4 miles SW of Graettinger Choice Offering-M Head Write For Catalogue Spies & Lein, Graettinger, Iowa PIONEER This year, it's more important than ever to make every corn acre count That's why more fanners have ordered Pioneer seed corn this year than ever before. See your Pioneer Salesman now. C. L BAILEY, Algona JOHN BORMAN, Bode R. I. MAWDSLEY, Algona AARON STEUSSY, LuVerne Swifts Chicks Are Your Best Buy And HERE'S WHY... SELECTED STRAINS Bocause high, profitable production depends on the strain of th« breed, oB chicks hatched at your local Swift'* Hatchery are from *fra/n-fe<red dock. THEY GROW FAST fait growth and rapid feathering mean a uniform, early maturing, Sock. Thar** what you get when you buy Swift's Husky, HeaJthy, Hardy Chkks. HIGH UVABIIITY Swiffi Chicles give you guaranteed 100% live delivery. The records of hundreds of fiockowners tell the amazing IrvobiTiry ttory of these outstanding, vigorous chicks. Your local Swift's Hatchery is geared to meet the needs of neighboring poultry raisers. You get outstanding chicks from Swift's and then you can rely on the expert help and service of your Swift's Hatchery- man—a neighbor and friend. Your Swift's Hatchery has earned the Pul- lorum-Passed Seal. Our carefully supervised supply flocks are all blood-tested, and all reactors removed and one dean test is obtained. Only large, clean eggs are hatched ir; our hospital-clean hatchery to make certain our chicks are truly Husky. Healthy and Hardy. Order your chicks today from your local Swift's Hatchery. TOP STRAINS OF TOP BBKOS WHITE LEGHORNS Swifl'i popular •gj-modun« WHITE ROCKS Swift's true dual-purpose strain NSW HAMPSHIRE S Swirl's strains-ideal for eggs ft OOlOiN NECK LAYERS Swift's sensational new loyen SWIFT'S HATCHERY Phone 264 Algona, Iowa SALE of LOGS Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Supervisors, Kossuth County at the County Auditor's office, Algona, Iowa until 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 28, 1950 for the sale of logs. The logs are to be sold in the length and condition as they now exist on the ditch banks, bids to be specified by the board foot measurement on the logs. The contract for any given mile will include all the logs on that particular mile. The logs are located along the open ditch of Drainage Districts No. 80 and 165, located as follows: Through Sections 11 and 2 Ramsey Township Through Sections 36, 25, 24,13, 14, 11 and 2 Ledyard Twp. Through Sections 35, 26, 27, 22, 15, 10 and 9 Springfield Twp. Iowa. For further information call D. L. Leffert, Engineer, Algona, By order of the Board of Supervisors. Dated at Algona, Iowa this 16th day of February A. D. 1950. KATHLEEN McENROE, County Auditor. AUCTION SALE This property is owned by the heirs of the Laura Hansen Estate and will be offered for sale to the highest bidder at Public Auction on Friday, February 24, 1950, at two o'clock P. M. Sale will be held at the residence at Titonka, Iowa, the location of which is described below: DESCRIPTION: Tract 1. Lots Seven (7), Eight (8) and Nine (9), Block Three (3), Original Plat, Titonka, Iowa, which consist of three vacant lots, each twenty-two feet wide, located on the main street of Titonka, Iowa. This property with a total of 66 feet frontage is an excellent building location and are the better lots in town. Tract 2. Lots Ten (10), Eleven (11) and Twelve (12), Block Three (3), Original Plat, Titonka, Iowa, which consist of three excellent corner lots upon which is located a fine two bed room frame house, with living room, dining room, kitchen and enclosed porch and full basement. Also garage and tool shed. TERMS: Options. Each of the two above described tracts will be first offered separately and then both tracts will be offered in one parcel and thereafter the property will be sold in whichever method realizes the largest amount. A down payment of twenty-five (25%) per cent will be required and the balance will be due and payable within thirty days thereafter when abstract of title will be furnished showing marketable title and Warranty Deed will be delivered, subject only to the closing of said Estate. Possession will be given to the purchaser upon execution of Contract and making of down payment. The 1949 taxes, payable in 1950, will be paid by the undersigned. ERNEST P. HANSEN, ADMINISTRATOR Titonka, Iowa

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