Doing Dishes A Greater Chore Than Laundry Doing .the daily dishes costs most homemakers 10 times as much effort every year as doing the family laundry. But an automatic dishwasher can save, an hour a day, or six weeks a year, otherwise spent at the kitchen sink, according to Naomi Shank, home management specialist, Iowa State College. Dishwashers are becoming more popular for farm home as well as town home use and are as much an accepted piece of kitchen equipment as the refrigerator or the range, she indicates. < Both front-door and lift-top opening models are in use in homes throughout the state. In deciding wheher a dishwasher is a good buy for your home, consider not only the amount of dishwashing you do but the extra demands on your time outside your home, Miss Shank said. It may be that some other piece of major household equipment is needed first. But from the standpoint of time and energy saving, the dishwasher has come out of the luxury class and is a practical buy. A marked advantage of the dishwasher is that it really gets the pans and dishes clean. It calls for automatically heated soft water of at least 140 degrees F.—hotter than the hand can stand. Water at this temperature, plus use of a sudsless detergent, removes more of the common germs than is possible with ordinary washing methods and dishtowels. Most homemakers using dishwashers at present find that it is easy to stack the dirty dishes in the washer as they are used. This procedure automatically helps to keep the counter tops and sink free from clutter. Dishwashers use from 2V4 to 8 gallons of water per load of dishes, and from 4 to 7 kilowatt-hours of electricity per day. They call for specific sudsless detergents, but the amount needed is small, Miss Shank said. As for models—'•look for one which will fit your requirements and the location. When you decide between a front door or lift- top opening model, consider your own height. Get the feel of how each model operates when you are in the store. When you look at the front opening door model remember space must be allowed in front of it, clear of the equip .11 *i V ui. ui n, ».ica» v/i •.• •<; ^mj;- wivn ii tor awniie. ment across from it on the oppo- ( r The paper in the wallpaper site wall. Likewise, lift-top opening call for enough space above to clear wall cabinets. An essential for dishwasher installations is an automatic water heater. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's specific recommendations when installing your washer, in order to meet water pressure, water and detergent requirements. * New Scout Troop, Lutheran Church ' A new Boy Scout "troop has been organized at the Trinity Lutheran church, with seven charter members. Scouts are Robert Harms, Doug Meyer, Edwin Duden, Glen Strayer, Richard Fries, David Macumber and Charles Johnson. The troop committee consists of H. D. Meyer, Rev. L. H. Loesch, C. S. Blossom, C. G. Macumber, Louis Lenz, and Art Weiss, scoutmaster. There are vacancies in the above troop, as well as the Presbyterian and Methodist troops, it was stated. Tips On Buying Wallpaper For Practical Use The first wallpaper design or pretty paint color to catch your eye probably won't do the most for your living room walls. According to Mrs. June Brown, Iowa State College home furnishings specialist, the one way to tell whether the paint or paper for a large wall area is right is to "live with it" for awhile. IF IT'S NEWS WE WANT IT" book may look quite different in a large area and at a distance on the wall. A paint color may have a different effect too, depending on the light in the room and the colors in your furnishings. You may have to do some searching to find a plain-color or "quiet" design this year, says Mrs. Brown. She suggests asking for a sample length of the paper you choose to hang on the wall in your living room for a few days. Most companies will supply such samples for customers. Think of the amount of figure in . the furniture, draperies and rug when you pick out your wallpaper. If other furnishings in the room are highly designed you'll want to stick to a plain effect for the walls. Remember that if you use pictures against a wallpaper with large figure or wide stripes, Wide mats are necessary to set the picture off from the "busy" wallpaper background. One manufacturer is now offer- ng a paper which has an adhesive on the back and so does not require the usual pasting. FREAK FIRE Sunlight, shining through Ai Florida Wedding Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller, accompanied by Mrs. Miller's brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Johnson of Ft. Dodge, left for St. Augustine, Fla., to atend the wedding of Miss Florida, Patricia Stalls, and Clayton Johnson,. Jr., which took place Thursday, March 9. FARMERS SEE US NOW FOR QUALITY NEW AND USED FARM IMPLEMENTS * * * * KOSSUTH CO. IMPLE. STORE John Deere Dealers On Courthouse Square Fear Of A Fire Was Well Founded Clark Orton should play the races and work on his "hunches". His premonitions are certainly one hundred per cent. After much persuasion, he was finally induced to go on a visit ta Redby, Minn., to see his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Orton and family. He and his wife had barely reached Minneapolis when fire broke out at his home here, the thing he has dreaded and which has kept him close at home these many years. The information was not forwarded to Mr. and Mrs. Orton as the sons Webster and Dennis felt there was no need to spoil the visit. By the time they reach home, the repairs will be completed. The damage was covered by insurance. Whtttemore Gun ; Holds Election Whltlomoro — Ralph Nichols was elected president of the Whittemore Gun Club at their annual meeting March 2 in the Legion hall. Also elected were C. W. Elbert, vice president; J. B. Gee- Ian, secretary; and Russ Medin, treasurer. Ted Glard and Wilbur Price of Emmetsburg showed moving pictures of recent hunting and fishing expeditions. Reels shown were taken in northern Canada, where the men shot Bighorn mountain goats and mountain sheep. Members decided at the business meeting to erect lights on the Gun Club grounds for night shooting. Biaaa fish-bowl, started a fire in the home of Mrs. Ina Renschsler at Guttenberg recently. The bowl "focused" the sunlight on some nearby drapes, as would a magnifying glass, causing the blaze. SOlh YEAH At Ringsted, P. W. Peterson has finished his first half-century as a businessman of that town. And is still going strong. He established, his hardware business there,in February, 1900, just after t/i turn of the century. 11813 THE WANT ADS Dogs Attack Farm Boy, 6 A near tragedy took place at the Fred Wirtz farm northwest of West Bend, Feb. 28, when their small son was attacked by two dogs. Eli, 6, was badly bitten by the two dogs belonging to the family. Their other son John, 9, had been playing with the dogs, and when he went into the house, they turned on Eli. The dogs' playfulness went a little too far. They had Eli down and dragged him about 60 feet before Mary Louise, 12, chased them off. The little boy was badly chewed about one arm and was bitten on other parts of his body. A leather coat he was wearing saved him from further injury. Although he suffered a nose bleed in the scuffle, he was not injured about the face. He received medical attention, and was able to be up Tuesday, but did not attend school. One of the dogs was a police dog recently purchased by Wirtz. To prevent future accidents of this kind, Wirtz had him shot. Kossuth Couple A News Feature Mr. and Mrs. Torsten Lagerstrom, prominent farmers near Algona, were featured in the Mar. 5 Farm & Home Register, with pictures and a fine story by Glen Cunningham. How the Lagerstroms decided to forego city life and return to the soil, and some of the things they have enjoyed and accomplished since that decision in 1945, constitute the story. • ' The Lagerstroms need no local introduction, and their genuine interest in farming and improved farm practices and community activities is one that well deserves statewide attention. Expert Plumbing • Tim ken Silent Automatic Oil furnaces . Kohler Plumbing Supplies . Myers Water Systems • Complete line of sheet metal materials Funk &Deim PLUMBING, HEATING, SHEET METAL WORK 119 S. Dodge St. Phone 83 ALGONA, IOWA Rev. Elles Ulland was in Al- Tuesday, March 14, 1950 bert Lea last Wednesday, calling on Roy Marquis at Naeve hospital. /Igono Upper Des Moines—3 READ THE WANT ADS—IT PAYS The Better Your Home • - - The Better Your Living BETTER THINK of Us When You Think of QUALITY For QUALITY is All We Ever Think of When We Think of You! Furniture Makes Better Homes .. 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