The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 14, 1950 · Page 14
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 14, 1950
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6-Algona Upper Des Moines Tuesday, March 14, 1950 What Soft Water Means To Home, Busy Housewife (From July 1947 Beite* Homes & Gardens) Many people living on the east and west coasts have never used hnrd water. Others, living in the Middle West and Southwest, have never known soft water. If you're in the latter group, there's no reason why you can't have the wiiter in your home softened. You'll save money if you do. and soft water makes washing easier, Cets you cleaner, and improves the flavor of cooked food. Hard water is a common problem. Only about one-fourth of the United States has water that doesn't need to be softened. When water begins to fall from clouds as rain, it is soft. But as it falls it absorbs gases in the air. As it seeps through soil it picks up minerals. These gases and minerals make water hard. The heavier the mineral deposits in the soil, the harder the water is. Why Is Soft Water Better? The largest soft-water saving is in the cost of soap. When soap is added to hard water, salts form that aren't soluble—the scum floating on the water, the ring in the bathtub, the spots and streaks on glassware. It takes a lot of soap to create this curd, and it's all wasted. You'll need still more soap before you can get a lather 1o do any washing.The softer your water is, save. the more soap you'll Washing clothes. You'll save in other ways, too. Soap curd is hard on fabrics. It lodges between •the fibers, and ironing hardens it. Fibers are crowded apart and lose their flexibility. They soon become frayed and broken. Result—your clothes don't last as long as they should. That isn't all. The curd is a dirty gray in color. Lodged in your clothes, it defies any reasonable amount of bleach. So you have gray dish towels, sheets, gray table linen, gray gray New Firm Handles Water Softening Home Water Treaters, an organization selling home water softening equipment, has recently set up in Algona, with headquarters now located at the R & C Motor Co. on Nebraska street. A franchise, granting exclusive selling rights for six counties, was awarded to Wayne Riddle and Bob Chambers. The home office of Home Water Treaters is in St. Paul, Minn. Although the company is now operating out of the R & C Motor Co. office, plans are being made to separate the two organizations, according to Riddle, sales manager. The local sales force consists of Jim Burns, Russell Kelley, Riddle, and Bill Carman, Burt. shirts. Gay prints become dingy and lifeless. Strong concentrations of bleach don't help; they weaken fabrics more than if the soap curd had been left in. Ironing may add still another unwanted color. Clothes full of soap curds are easily scorched. Washing dishes. Soap curd in hard dishwater is a real problem, for it readily combines with grease. Dishes seem smooth and are easily rinsed, but they aren't clean. Even if you spray dishes with scalding water and let them dry, a whitish film forms. Soft water, on the other hand, leaves dishes and glassware sparkling. Cooking. Hard water means less flavor in many foods. Beans and peas, for example, absorb the minerals that produce hardness in water. These minerals insulate each' pea or bean, and it takes longer to cook them. Not only is considerable flavor lost, but you waste fuel. If hard water is used to make coffee and tea, it takes one-fourth to one-third more coffee or tea to obtain the same flavor that soft water gives you. Give A Farewell For Plumbs And Sabins, 4 Corners Four Corners — The Four Corners Mothers and Daughters club held a farewell party, Feb. 28, at the Cresco Community hall i'or the Fred Plumb and John Sabin families. "500" furnished entertainment, and the Sabins and the Plumbs were presented with table lamps. Mrs. Lucille Rich and Mrs. Doretta Plumb were menu committee, and Mrs. Euphamie Jensen and Mrs. Gladys Eisenbarth, entertainment. New Walker Daughter An 8% pound daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Walker, Feb. 28, at St. Ann hospital. The Walkers have one other child, a son, David. Tuesday morning due to trouble with some of the plumbing. They were back in school Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Elbert, Vincent Wilson, and Rita and Mary Ann- Bonnstetter, Whittemore, spent last Thursday evening with the Edward Rich's. Seneca People At Swea Rites Seneca — Several Seneeans attended funeral rites at the First Baptist church at Swea City, Thursday afternoon, for Mrs. Otto A. .Jensen of Swea City, who passed away at the Holy Family •hospital at Estherville on Monday. Mrs. Jensen was born in the Seneca community. Attending the services from this community were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jensen, J. H. and Ted Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. Millen Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wilberg, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Osborn. and Mr. and Mrs. James Doocy. Community Club, Lone Rock, Will Meet March 16 Lone Hock — The Lone Rock Community Club will meet Thursday evening, March 16, at the Legion-Community Club hall. The 1949 World Series moving pictures will be shown. The general public is invited. Lenten Program The following is the series of Lenten messages that will be given by the Rev. L. Kingma at t!-e Lone Rock Presbyterian ci ; 'jrch on the following dates. The theme of the messages is froin the Scripture, Luke 24-39A. "The Hands of Jesus," taken Sunday, March 12, the message will be Benevolent Hands; March 19, Praying Hands; March 26, Hands of Ephphatha; Palm Sunday, April 2, Dividing Hands; Wednesday, April 5, All Things in His Hands; Thursday, April 6, HanHs of Memorial; Friday, April 7, Crucified Hands; and Easter Sunday, April 9, Exalted Hands. New Floor Coverings Give Style, Value, Lower Prices Oyster Stew Hosts Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rich en- tertiined at an oyster supper last Wednesday evening. Guests were the Wm. Lamuths, Leo Platts, and Chuck Elmore. The event was in honor of Mrs. Lamuth's birthday. Despite skyrocketing costs of raw materials, homemakers will see greater values in floor coverings during 1950! Technical advances in the industry make possible the weaving of rugs and carpets at a cost believed impossible a few years ago. New carved type and textured carpets in the medium price range will delight the average shopper. Emphasis will be placed on high style carpet retailing between $8 and $11 per square yard. In medium-priced carved carpets, graceful leaf designs for both informal and traditional furnishings will prove most popular. The use of heavy 3-ply yarns in combination with 2-ply monesque yarns create a pile depth and texture usually associated only with more expensive carpeting. Predominating colors will be gray, green, rose, and beige to harmonize with all decorating schemes. Outstanding in the lower price range is an Early American hook pattern which offers all the quaintness of hand-hooked rugs of Colonial days. New 18th century florals with a modern flair are proving exceptionally popular wherever shown. One combines gray and jeige for a contemporary background while another unusual effect is achieved with a jet black ground with panels in gray and ;op colors in keeping With today's tome fashion. While gray, green, rose and beige lead the carpeting color jarade, they are closely followed jy chocolate brown and deep forest green. In the high fashion field, a trend to the muted colors is discernible. Ceraniic blue <s assuming new importance because of its subtlety for today's informal decor as well as its quality of refinement for more traditional periods. The Edward Rich's entertained their "500" group last Saturday evening. High scores were won by Louis Lowman Jr., and Thomas Rich, and low by Mrs. Eischeidt and Art Alexander. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lowman. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Eischeidt and Merlin, Mr. and Mrs. Ray I Smith and Walter, and Mr. and Mrs. Art Alexander, Joan and Judy. Mrs. Ray Smith took care of her grandchildren, Karen and Jerry Wallace, several days last week while Mr. and Mrs. Herbie Wallace, the parents, were moving from near Fenton to a farm near Bancroft. Pupils of School District No. 7, Union township, were dismissed MAJOR IMPROVEMENT IN FARM WELLS Well pits, until recently the only means of tapping a well below the ground to avoid frozen pipes, have always been a problem to farmers. High original cost has discouraged some installations, but the major problem with a large number of well pits is the constant trouble of keeping them dry and clean. HEGARTY PLUMBING & HEATING Algona, Iowa reports that new equipment, suggested by the Wisconsin State Board of Health, and developed by the Baker Manufacturing Co., Evansville, Wisconsin, fills a need that farmers have felt for a long time—by substituting a a simple unit that makes well pits unnecessary. These Pities* Well Units, HEGARTY PLUMBING & HEATING states, are easy to install and service, and are completely sealed. The Ralph Hammerstrom family left Thursday afternoon to visit her mother, Mrs. Nita Rost, at St. Paul, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Behrends spent Thursday evening at the LaVerne Hammerstrom home. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Christenson spent Thursday evening at the J. M. Blanchard home. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Geyer and Sandy and Mr. Arnold Groskreutz and Mr. and Mrs. Erich Seege- barth all attended Lotts Creek church. Wednesday evening, and were all coffee guests at the Erich Seegebarth home afterwards. Mrs. Geo. Pettit underwent an operation for removal of a tumor Tuesday morning at the Emmetsburg hospital, and is getting along fine at this writing. Dennis Howe of Emmetsburg is spending a few days at the Glenn Householder and Woodrow Pettit homes. Mr. and Mrs. Arden Hovey and family spent Thursday evening at the Clarence Hovey home at Armstrong. The Arnold Meyer family were Sunday evening visitors at the Arden Hovey home. Mrs. Andrew Thomsen spent from Saturday until Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Glenn Hughes at Leola. The Herb Busch family and the Russell Bates family spent Saturday evening at the Ralph Hurlburt home. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rath and John and Mrs. Martha Rath spent Thursday evening there. The Rural Sewing club entertained their husbands at a dinner Thursday evening at the C. M. Gross home at Burt. There were 16 present. Mrs. C. F. Schultz helped Mrs. Lena Luedtke entertain the Friendly Neighbors club at Mrs Luedtke's home at Fenton, Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Ohm spenl Sunday afternoon and were supper guests at the Geo. Hanna home in honor of their daughter, Georgia Ann's first birthday. Mr and Mrs. Harold Krueger ol Fairmont, Minn., spent the afternoon there. Mr. and Mrs. Merle Hanson of Armstrong spent Monday there. Me.s<Jume.s Frank Flaig, Roger Jensen, Merton Larson, W. G. Flaig, and Dean Jergenson spent Thursday at Ft. Dodge. Mrs. Henry Shroder spent Tuesday afternoon at Burt helping her mother serve the Birthday circle in honor of her birthday. ivlrs Don Radig and family spent Saturday evening visiting Mrs. Virginia Eigler at Fenton. The Arnold Heinzinger family of Fenton spent Sunday evening at the Don Radig home. Mrs. Elaine Drown and family of Curlew spent Saturday at the R. T. Angus home. The Ladies Mite Society Circles will meet Thursday afternoon, March 16, at the following homes: Circle A will meet at the home of Mrs. J. M. Anderson, Circle B at the home of Mrs. A. L Cotton, and Circle C at the home of Mrs. E. A. Lee, with Mrs. L. V Johnson assisting hostess. Mrs. Korlaske of Emmetsburg is spending a few days at the Everett Lockwood home. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Fritzler of Ft. Dodge spent overnight Wednesday at the parental John Behrends home. David Palmer of Algona spent Wednesday night and Thursday at the Raymond Bierle home Mrs. Wermerson Sexton Hostess Sexton — Mrs. Will Wermersen was 'hostess to the Sexton W.S. C.S. at her home Thursday afternoon. with 14 attending. The next meeting will be April 13 at the home of Mrs. Harvey Steven in Algona, with Mrs. Everett Steven as co-hostess. Mrs. Vinnie Laymon went to Clear Lake, Monday, where she planned to visit with friends for a short time. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jennings were at Titonka, Thursday, where the ladies attended a shower on heir neice, Lois Graham, dauglv ter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gra lam, who is to be married in thi near future. Mrs. Dorothy Steven and chil Mapleton, Minn., visited last Sunday with relatives her and at Algona. , v Mr. Mack Wise and son, Lloyd and Mrs. Alice Phillips of Mason City were Sunday dinner guests at the home of their sister and aunt, Mrs. Drusie Noble. Mrs. Phillips has been spending the winter with her brother, Mack, but her home is originally in Algona BOOKKEEPING 8 U P PLIES, at the Algona Upper Des Moinai office. FOR ANY AND ALL KINDS OF ELECTRICAL WORK, BE SURE TO CALL Mrs. George C. Olsen accom- panied her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Benschoter, to Spencer on Friday of last week. Measles Epidemic A minor epidemic of measles was reported in Algona. .Since March 1, 22 cases have appeared. An additional five cases were reported the week before. There have been three children stricken with chicknpox since March 1. Miss school Antoinette Bonstetter,- Anioinene JDUIIBVCUCI, ^ ______ nurse, reports that 66' grade school children are absent from Algona public schools, either with measles or with the symptoms. Symptoms are a dry cough and nose cold, followed a week later , by the breaking out. The disease is most infectious the week before measles appear, Miss Bonstetter warned, and keeping children from school after the nose cold. disappeared would help prevent spread of the measles. The human heart rests about eight-tenths of a second between each contraction. freeze New 7 cu. ft. $ only I89 95 ., . C O W A More SPACE per dollar . . . more FEATURES per dollar than any other make ! New, full-width freezer holds 27 pounds of frozen food. 13.2 square feet of shelf area. And shelves are widely spaced for extra convenience. Roomy freezer drawer for extra ice cubes or frozen foods. New, exclusive Therma-Door can't warp or buckle. New, balloon- type gasket seals cold inside. 13 temperature settings, all on a single handy diaL Extra-big ice tray freezes 14 ice cubes at once. Automatic interior light. Gleaming white porcelain interior with rounded corners for easy cleaning. Generous trade-ins! • Easy ^ym^njsl ^£?|g* (» now/ BUILDING 'jnij SUPPLY East State St. Phone 275 Algona, Iowa .,, *„ ART & ERNIE'S €o art wieseand ernie anfinson ART & ERNIE'S ELECTRIC CO. DIAGONAL STREET ALGONA contracting wiring 'repairing * fixtures PHONE 1155 * free estimates KOHLHAAS HARDWARE for Your Household, Hardware & Building Needs Ed and Pat Collen

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