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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 28, 1950
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fc Alfldnd UppSf fci M&mM Tuesday, F6brU6ry 28, 1950 _...>... ....... - ----- • ' "1 J J_. [-1 .!_..* * " " " " ' '''- " ' *~ 1 Wed Here February 14 Whittemore—Esther M. Eischeid, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Eischeid, of Algona, became the bride of Herbert Knecht, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Knecht, of Whittemore, on Tuesday, February 14. Rev. P. P. Gearen, of St. Cecelia's performed the ceremony. Altar boys were, Gilbert and James Buscher, friends of the brbide. The bridal couple is pictured above. (Brown's Studio Photo). An 11:30 dinner was served to 40 guests at the home of the bride's parents. The bride is a graduate of St. Cecelia's Academy of Algona, class of 1945, and Mr. Knecht graduated from Presentation academy in Whittemore. He served with the army for one year, and has been farming with his father since his discharge. Those who came from a distance for the wedding and reception were the bridesgroom's grandmother, Mrs. Katherine Derner, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Derner, Milford, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Knecht, Mrs. Theresa Droessler and son, Bancroft, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Eischeid, Fort Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dahlhof. and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Eischeid, Halburt, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hannasch, Arcadia, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Eischeid, Mrs. Carl Baumhover, Carroll, Rev. Bernard Eischeid, Armstrong, Adeline Bruening, Armstrong, Mrs. Agnes Eischeid, and Rev. P. P. Gearen, Algona, and the Rev. William Veil, Whittemore. Diplomas To Class At Lakota School Lakoia — Diplomas were presented to a group of grade school children by V. A. Barrett in a special meeting at the school February 20th, with the parents as guests. These children had completed a Tillson-Roetch test in music, as Mr. Barrett explained, this test is a~ natural ability test and grades ranged from 51 to 90% This group has been playing Tonettes under Mr. Barrett's direction lor the past year and a half and are now ready to begin instruction on some musical instrument. A representative from a musical firm was present Members of the group included Ivan and Elnor Heidecker, Elton Head, Borge Ulland, Robert Smith. Larnont Junkermeier, Edwin Wibben, Gordon Hans, Ger- The Help that's always am neeuana, r ranK L.CWIS, mam - Mrs simon Elbert entertained ice Jensen, Cecil Meyer, Marlene the Ne j g hborly Women's club at Christ, Elnora Christ, Arlene her home Tuesday night; "500" Christ and Barbara Peterson. I ——-————-— ——===== aid Heetland, Frank Lewis, Maur- Coal Chief To Rescue! Whittemore Gets Supply Whitiemote — Fuel Administrator Roger Selby of. D6s Moines is performing well in rVts capacity and this can be verified oy HSlph Nichols, manage? of thd Tri-Gounty Drying Ass'fi plant nere in W rtittemore. With no known supply of stoker coal for the plant, Nichols telephoned Selby last week, informing him of tne situation, and on Wednesday morning two semi- trailer loads of coal arrived here to unload at the plant, and rnore was promised for the weekend. The fuel came from mines in Missouri and Oklahoma. Whiliemore 4-H The Whittemore 4-H club meeting was held at the Cresco hall with Erwin Gerber as host. The meeting was called to order by the president at 8:00. Thirteen members answered the roll call with the name of their project for the coming year. Louis Kollasch gave a short talk on tractor maintenance program held at the Alunger Implement store Feb. 18. The next program will be held at the Algona Implement store Feb. 25. Peter Elbert, John Elbert, and . Pat Butler \\vere appointed on the next recreation committee for the next meeting. Fun and Do CluB The Fun and Do club met at the Amelia Berninghaus home Thun*day afternoon. The afternoon was spent sewing and lunch was served. Guests were Mrs. Rex Towning and daughter. Hugo, Berning haus Mrs. Theodore Meier, and Mrs. Walter Bicrstedt. Jolly "500" Club The Jolly "500" club met at the home of Mrs. Edward Besch on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Paul Ludwig won high. Mrs. Lucy Besch. low, Mrs. Mike Besch Sr.. travel prize. Mrs. Dennis Weber and Mrs. Mike Besch were guest of the club. Robt. Redings. Hosts Mrs. Robert Reding entertained her "500" club at her home on Tuesday night. Dennis Weber won high. Bud Winkel low, and Frank Dogotch Jr., travel. A lunch was served following the games. Trip To Mexico Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gengler and Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Miller left last week on a trip that will take them to Mexico. Card Party Held Mrs. Simon Elbert entertained was played. MtS. deofge Handel won nign, Mrs, Frahk Spilles low, Mrs. Leo Elbert won the dobi prize, Mrs. Charlie Salz. plate prize, and Mrs. Frank Foiey the traveling pH2e. Mrs. Ddf6 tilbert and Mrs. Sals: Were guests; Veiefan Mothers The Veteran Mother's met Wednesday at the Conrad Alig home Mrs. Anna Kramer assisted Mrs. Alig. Cookies were baked ana sent to the children at WoOdwatd The ladies in charge served a delicious lunch. Suffers A Stroke Word was received here that Mrs. suffered a friends,. Wednesday, Mary Muerer had —, _ stroke. Mrs. Muerer has been making her home with her son Lucian, in Mason City for the past six years in the winter. She always keeps a large garden which she takes care of in the summer. She Was taken to Mercy hospital in Mason City for treatments. Parents Of A Girl Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fleming are the parents of a girl born Wednesday, Feb. 22. They have- one other child. Al Cooking School Mrs. Ray Esser, Mrs. LUella Ostwalt, Mrs. Theodore Knetht, Mrs. Joe Esser, Mrs. Peter Kollasch, Mrs. Theodore Keefie, Mrs. Raymond Keene, Mrs. Arthur Heidenwith, all of Whittemore, and Mrs. Henry Geilenffeld ol Algona attended a cooking sthool held in West Bend last week. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Braatz and daughter, Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Struecker, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Struecker and daughter, Gladys, Alice Struecker, and Mrs. Fred Struecker attended the Struecker - Nelson wedding at Fenton, Sunday evening. Ruth Braatz and Gladys and Alice Struecker were table waitresses. Albert Lauck was pleasa.uly surprised on his 74th birthday, Sunday evening of last week. Mrs. William Lauck and Mrs. Harold Schmeling were hostesses. "500" and pinochle were played. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Andy Elbert, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Wood, Mr. and Mrs. George Winkel, Mrs. Amelia Berninghaus and son Rudolph, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Zumach, Mr. and Mrs. William Lauck, Arnold Meine, and.. Mr. Mrs. Harold Schmeling and daughter, Nancy. Mrs. Elsie Bartley of Gilmore City and Mr. and Mrs. Ross Vaux of West Bena Wfefe last Monday evening. dinffet gu«stt with Mr. and Mrs. Ellswdfth Heidenwith. . . A son was bom to Mr. and Mrs. Alffed Meyer at the St. Aftn hospital In Algona last wet* Ffi* day. They have one other child, a son. Mrs. Mathilda Meyer Spent Sunday at the home of her daugh* ter and family, Mfc and Mrs. Al' ffed Bfuhrii near Dept^ Mrs. William Meyer Sr., had as dinner guests at her home Tues* day o'n her birthday, Mrs. Ma» thilda Meydr and August Qadfe, Afternoon callers were Mr. and Hrs Rmil Bl&fstedt of Fr\toh, In the evening the Irhfntdiate families gathered at the Meyer home, which included Mr. arid Mrs; Hugo Meyer, Mr. arid Mrs. William Meyer Jr., and family, Mr, and Mrs. Herman Behnke and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lauck and family, Mr. and Mrs; Leonard Meyer and sons, Tommy and Geralds and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Meyer and son. Kenneth, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Meyer, and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lieb and family of Lotts Creek, and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Meyer and family of Garner. Mrs. Raymond Carlisle was honored OS her birthday at a dinner in the Winfred Carlisle home Sunday. Guests included Mrs. Cofa r!oe»»Jna datithtef, ttt- cille, Mr. afll Mrs. Harv.eV Swari- ton of Emmetsburg, and Mr. and Mrs. Hans Potter of Humboldt were afternoon callers. Mrs. Carlisle received many lovely re- membraHtes. Mrs. Elmer Bell is a patient in St. Ann. hdsfeltal Itt Algona. Mrs. Margaret Mefge'h, who has beert'a patient at Mercy hospital in Ft. Dodge the past three weeks, returned home last we6k. Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Meyer, Mr. arid Mrs. Victor Dati, Mrs. Anna Dau, Mr. and Mrs. Lawtetttt! Meyer and family, Mf. and Mrs. Wilbur Roeber and family. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Roeber, arid Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Berfmu were Sunday dinner guests at the hotfte of Mr. and Mrs. Frank JetgerW In West Bend. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Zurnnch had -as dinner guests at their home Sunday in honor of theif daughter Carol's 12 birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Zumach. Mrs< Anna DaU, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Qundersoh., Shirley Day, *wi Maty Ann Meyer. Mr. and Mrs. George Steward of Algona spent Sunday at th«* home of Mrs. Stewart's parents* Mr. ahd Mrs. Peter Dahlhauswr, The Stewarts just returned home* from a trip in the south. Tnev visited with the John, Al. and Joe Dahlhausers. former Whitte- mere resident*, and Uftcles bf Mrs. ttt the we Mlnfi., at the The Women are «<>"•» ?vr•!«"«;•; fetUfn tfiB, they stopped at tM home of Mr t Ford's mother aw tuter lift Ksthefvifle. ^ § ?*» hbiAe'We 1 * M«. T,,-. W a«d son, L^eHCB, Mauric| w, Mr. gK^ef^^iiff iflfl Jerry MB»oy o^ Emm'Sls' BU M*r. and Mrs. Wlnfield Carlisle were truests Of Mr. arid. Mrs-. L< Stow Th Ft. Dodge last Wednes- dl %'fs. Elsie Hahsttti Of Algbnfl spent several days the past week at the home of ner brother, Mr, ahd Mrs. Archie V&igt Mr. arid Mrs. £etef Schtimach^ er. Mf. and Mrs. Joseph Schumacher and daujjhtfer, Nartcy, of WTtittemore. an«f Mf. and Mrs. Edward Schumacher of Algond spent Sunday With relatives in Mrfand Mrs. Viptor DBU attended a card party At the Fred Ruhnke home in West Bend Friday night. Mrs. Rosa Schumacher spent the weekend nt the home of her son. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Schumacher, near Algonft. ONE ROOM BECOMES TWO there . . « Howl 29 TRACTOR F IRB! FUJOD! TORNADO! Whenever disaster has struck, your Red Cross has been on the scene in a matter of hours. Tiiia year— as always — it will be on baud to give shelter, medical care, food, long- term rehabilitation to thousand* of disaster victims. Last year, through your Ked CrojB, you gave relief in 330 disaster operation* . . < assisted over 228,500 people. You/ too/ can help through Your RED CROSS Improvements give you* GREATER POWER SMOOTHER, MORE EFFICIENT AND QUIETER OPERATION * EASIER HANDLING * ADDED RUGGEDNESS * LONGER LIFE '^^^. GIVE in The Kossuth County Drive— March 6th Thru 11th RUSS & KY SUPER SERVICE 302 fast Slat* For many months, Ford Tractor engineers have been refining, developing and improving the Ford 8N Tractor. The result is that the Ford Tractor we offer you today is a better tractor than ever before ... in 29 really important way*. The Ford Tractor has always been an outstandingly good tractor and has made a lot of farmer friends around here. KO-A- we thinlc you will be interested in the ways the engineers have found to make the Ford Tractotr still better. Now, more than ever, it i* worth your while to fttlf us for a demonstration of the Ford Tractor. We're Ready with PROOF on Your Farm Just phone us. We'll brir.g out a Ford Tractor—the very latest, with all the improvements we've been tclhnt you about—along with one or mote Dearborn Implement!. We'll give yoti a demonitration, then let you take the whett. There's no obligation, and you arc to bc the final judge. Phone us today for your demonstration. 10 Engine Improvements MOII pe««ttul, unoatftcf iunnin|. quntir, mart efficient, betlir protected i{«init lu-.t md ccr'0'.ion. Unjti Mi tit been built into piitons, ilet'U, nr.|i ind ether ftin. 1 Transmission Improvements Now still imMher ind qunler £hiltirt| is lifter tfun iver And mort positive. £«u« dtpenjtbilily ing lenftf lilt. Steeriai Improved En;, irnit-lurfl stetrinf, ttill moil is- cuntf, root* tt'A\t idjuftttbl*. tvin itufd'er tnd longer fitting. Compart lh| wty this ItKtof steers with my olhcr. 4 Rear Axle Improvements Added protection tormqri coiilive lu- bricitionot tMttinit. aim you idded •suirinc* ol loaf tnt troubli-fiii ppintion. 7 Hydraulic Inprovintftts As in the p»;t. . . iHortliss lillin{. lowering of Implement). Now, UiCn fie* impioitmentl loi «>en unoutner, more poiiii.e pirlatmincc. He* rocker win *n idju:tmtnl which gives more iccuriti le&ponje under different conditions. Munger Implement Co. So. Phillips Algona, Iowa PHONE 1025-W COPYRIGHT IMt. DEARSOHN MOTORS COHPOgATIOIt ASK FOR A FREE DEMONSTRATION Buy on PROOF.' Farm Outlook For 1950 What's ahead for the Iowa farm family in 1950 Farm income may drop 5 to 10 percent, but ft still looks like a good year ahead. In A Nutshell IOWA FARM families can plan On another good T^ 1* "SO-ilW, many farm Incomes will be a b»» tort_ in 1849. Net farm Incomes vrtU^ »» about three-fourths the 1946-49 level. Signs point to another year of active businefs in the United States-though somewhat below the past 2 years. The last half of 1950 may be below the first Total income of workers will continue high compared with prewar. Profit prospects for business are favorable. A prosperous level of national income means continued good times in the Corn Belt. Farm prices will average a little b«loW 1949. Most livestock feeding margins will continue favorable—though not as favorable as In 1949. Price* of most things farmer* buy will be a little lower, but not much. The consumer's dollar will buy a bit more next year. Consumer's prices should .show a modest decline. Supplies of food , '•cTethTrigV arid family living items will be plentiful. "Shopping around" and buying on seasonal sales will stretch the family budget. Building costs should be a bit lower. And competition for supplies and labor should ease. But building costs will stay high by all prewar standards. For younger farmers, who are just getting a "toe-bold" In the farming business, and for lower-income families, careful planning and adoption of practices of economy will be needed in the year ahead. MORE MEAT DAIRY There'll be more pork in 1950 than in 1949. Beef output will be about iM same, but more will be long-fed beef. There'll be less lamb. Meat consumption may approach 150 pounds per person in 1950—compared with 146 pounds in 1949. Foreign trade and military requirements will be small. The business outlook points to slightly lower personal income. This, plus the , larger meat out-put, indicates somewhat lower meat prices than in 1949. Price change Will be greatest for pork, smallest for beef. th* 1950 dairy outlook i» about the tame as in 1949. Milk cow* have halted their downward faettd for th« country a» a whole. Bui come further drop is likely in the western Com Belt Butter output will be up 10 to 15 percent in 1950. Lower domestic demand and smaller exports of manufactured milk products leave more milk available for butter. Butterfat prices will depend on the level at which butter prices are supported. That decision is up to the Secretary of Agriculture. COSTS DOWN LOTS OF HOGS INCOME PROSPECTS Net firm incomes on Iowa larm» probably will areraoe somewhere near ihree- fourths of the 1946-43 level. Iowa farmers will have more livestock to sell but less corn and soybeans from the 1949 crop. A short crop in 1950 would cut grain farmers' incomes sharply, for grain prices would rise very little. There's plenty of government corn ready to come out at a price 5 percent above the going loan rate plus carrying charges. Thus, several hundred million bushels of corn will be available for sale next fall at a price of around $1,50—in case we should have a short crop. This sets a ceiling on corn prices. So the income from corn next year will largely go up and down With the size of the crop. This differs from the past. Short crops usually have beeh offset by a rise in price. Last year's hog output was largest in peace-time history. Hog production may go up arourtd 5 percent more in 1950. Hog prices are likely to be moderately lower, mainly because of the larger output. More Corn Belt host arc headed for market next August and September. This should bold the 19SO cummer hog price peak below that of 1949. The price drop from the summer high to the winter low this year is not likely to b c as great as in 1949. Normally, hog prices drop around 18 percent from the summer high to the winter low. The 1949 drop was closer to 30 percent. This year's seasonal drop probably will be somewhere between the two. Support prices after April 1 are up to the Secretary of Agriculture. He can set them anywhere from 0 to 90 percent of parity. Odd* favor a support somewhat lower than In 1949. Fbedlhg margins will be below 1949. But efficient nog m»n (till can make money raiting hog». Below-average hog raise™ cdft't count on getting much over loan price for tfbrn by selling it thorugh hogs. Thiy might belter concentrate on railing fewer bogs—and doing a better job with them. CATTLE PLENTY OF FEED Feeding ratios still are favorable—although not as favorable as a year ago. Total feed supplies are more than ample. But a lot of the corn it tied up under government loan or purchase agreement. The supply of "free corn" is slightly below last year. And there are more livestock to feed. So the supply of avail- •bl* corn for feeding per head of livestock it under a year ago. Most of the* "free corn" has moved off the market. Enough of the corn is "tied up" so that corn prices should be close to loan by spring. Corn prices have a fixed ceiling however. The billion bushels of corn on, hand next fall puts a brake on how farm prices can rise. Supply of by-product feetl per head of- livestock i* down slightly. Oilseed prices are likely to be higher by spring or early summer. Around a million head. This ended the 4-year downturn. Demand for breeding cattle will stay strong as numbers rise. Cattle feeding operations are as large or larger than last year. There'll be more long-fed beef next fall. Beef prices will average somewhat lower in 1950 than In 1949. Sharpest drop will be in top cattle. Seasonal changes in cattle prices next year should be about normal. Fluctuations and spreads between grades will be narrower than in 1949. The fertilizer Industry has ample capacity. However, fertilizer producers are short of storage space. Rush orders close to planting time may not get filled. So order ferillUer •arfy and Ktotv In • dry plat*. Price* are about the same. Fertilisers received in the fall or «mrly winter usually have cured longer and are in better shape than those rushed out close to planting time. Limestone rupplies arc abundant. Demand is down with price about the same. Where needed, Vmestone is a good buy when used along with a crop rotation including legumes. Grass seeds in general arc in short supply and will cost more in 1950. Some legume seeds—mainly sweetclover—will follow this pattern. Others will be in fair supply. Many farmers normally use heavier seeding rates than are usually recommended and needed. Buy as soon as possible. All widely used chemical weed killers arc in ample supply. Prices will he the same or slightly lower. The only exccpt- tion might be 2,4,5,-T. It's relatively new and good for brush control. Price is same as in 1948. Order early in March or April. All fungicides and seed treatment materials are in adequate supply. However, buy DDT early so you have it for first brood corn borer treatment. There should be enough of most new machinery. The main short item at present is 3-plow tractors. But demand is slackening so the supply should be adequate by mid-year. Two-plow tractors are in good supply. But midgets are in strong demand. UBS and oil supplies are adequate— price about same to slightly lower. Lumber in general has taken a small price drop within the past 6 months. And it's doubtful if the price will drop over 5 to 10 percent further within the next year. If another general wage boost hits the lumbering industry we can't expect this much price drop. MORE EGGS SHEEP The downturn in : sheep numbers is ending. The 1950 lamb crop may be as large as the 1949. But slaughter will not rise because of rebuilding flocks. Wool prices will average somewhat lower than in 1949. The support price ft* Poultry profit prospects are less favorable than a year ago. Egg output during the first 6 to 8 months of 1950 will be up 3 to 5 percent over a year earlier. Egg prices were at supports last year. Support levels for 1950 are up to the Secretary of Agriculture—but probably will be lower. Feeds .will cost about the same. Egg price* ait not likely to rise as sharply next fall. Storage stocks will be larger then. Fewer chicks will be raised on farms this spring. But the drop will not be as sharp as you would normally expect on the basis of price relationships alone. Broiler production in the United States now exceeds farm-raised chickens. There'll be more red meat to compete *unv« t*i««i it* *w-*w. ^^.v w.-j.^w.• g«.»».v *^» *i»c-icii ue jiiui v ieu meal 10 compete wool for 1950 is up to the Secretary 6f with poultry. So poultry prices are apt to Agriculture. But wool has been selling be lower next falf above support prices. Devaluation of Price supports propped turkey prices foreign currencies has lowered world wool in the fall of 1949. Price supports are prices. This means lower domtstie wool Jikely to be lower next fall the level is prices, too. up to the Secretary of Agriculture. (The MONTHLY FARM OUftOOK is reprinted from the Iowa Farm Science jnagaziiic, u monthly publication of the Agricultural Experiment Station arif the Extension Service, Iowa |t*te College, Aiheg, and is reprinted through tourtesy of SARGENT & CO. ties Molnes Manufacturers 9! f*rty Wff«r«nt S«rg«nt Feeds Algona

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