The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 14, 1950 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 14, 1950
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March 14, 1950 Upper ^^ ^ THIRD SECTION 36 Books Added To Algona Library Kite Contests Date Set April 16 By Lions Club m P ml h ° ki £ c ?. ar e coming! In spite of remaining traces of winter, hlr? ,i 0 L lh . e A1 S° n a, Lions Club know that Spring will soon be fw% ha , 1 1™? 3 "!, kit e-flying time. The club has announced In LM ann " al Kite-Flying Contest for kids (and oldsters, too) will be held on Sunday afternoon, April 16. Qr-icJr 13 ay t ? ke this announcement as a signal to get out the ones P P ' and Statt makin 8 kites—big ones and little John Burton and James Matthews are co-chairman of the Lions club- * ' be assisted by the following members of the committee: Bob LaBarre, Don Hemtningsen, Lou Master of Ceremonies: Lyle Rood. Band and Flag-Raising: Russell Guster and Chuck Paxson. , entries and Regulation: Everett Barr, chairman, Frank Moultori, Allen y> Herb Hedlund . Eldon Hovey, Lyle Anderson, Gerry Judging Committee: Dwaine Lighter, chairman, Warren Nelson, Rex Taylor, Tom Holmes, Lou Tigges, Ted Chrischilles, Joe Lynch Jr., Harry Greenberg. Prize Committee: Glen Graham, chairman, Ralph Dieckmann, Lawrence Hutzell, R. W. McCullough, Dick Sorensen. Policing: Mitch Taylor, chairman, Harold Brandt, Leo Cassell, Dr. L. L. Snyder, Max Romey, W. E. McGrew. Public Address: Ed Genrich. National Guard trucks and jeeps, under the direction of Jess Reynolds, Will be used to transport children and their kites to and from the flying site. The Lions kite-flying contest has grown from year to year, and always draws a big crowd of parents who like to hold onto the string of kites designed by their children. Estimate 40,000 Visitors In Algona During 1949 Despite scenic Call State Park Walburg of Walburg's Cabins and a fine swimming pool, Al- stated that July and August seem to be peak months " gona can hardly be called a tourist center ... not by any stretch of the imagination and community pride. Nevertheless, about 40,000 out- of-town people stopped in Algona's hotels and tourist cabins and transient homes last year. In stopping, they spent an estimated $100,000 for the lodging. That is another of Algona's "industries without smokestacks." But that isn't all that is involved in the tourist trade. While these people are here, they have to eat and buy gas and go to shows and shop in our stores. A Highway Junction Actually, those 40,000 people who spent at least one night as our guests 'last year may well have spent upwards of a quarter of a million dollars in Algona before they left. And that's still not nearly all the "foreign" money that comes into Algona . . . partly, at least, because the town is located at the junction of two major highways. East and west highway 18 has heavy traffic, but is overshadowed during the summer months by highway 169 carrying tourists to vacation spots in the north and bringing them home again. If 40,000 people rented a room and stayed overnight, they had to eat — probably two meals. But even if they had only breakfast or supper, they, spent about $40,000 since tourists average about $1 per meal, slightly higher than local business. Local restaurant men say that about 50 per cent of their business is transient. A Truckeri Siopolf Mrs. Jess Beamish of the Chrome Cafe said that most of their late evening business is from local people and from truckers. Most people traveling are off the road by about 6 p. m. Since the Chrome is open nil night, they serve a lot of early breakfasts. Cafes in the business district serve a lot of tourist breakfasts and dinners but most of their noon lunch business is with people employed in Algona. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday are the best tourist trade days for restaurants. Gasoline and related products account for another large share of the tourist money spent here. During summer months, some stations report that they service five touring cars to one belonging to local residents. John Hopkins of the Storm and Hopkins stations figures that a good ten per cent of the annual business is from tourists and traveling men. At that rate, another $100,000 is spent in Algona service stations by people on the move. Ine average tourist will spend $3 at a filling station and this does not include candy, cigarettes or pop, station owners say. . 15,000 Algona Hotel Leo McShane, manager of the Algona Hotel, stated that about 15,000 guests are housed each year, with about 90 per cent of that being from tourists and salesmen. The rest is made up of local people or folks visiting local residents. The State Hotel handled about 5,000 guests last year with rooms at a_premium between Monday and Thursday nights. William R. Allison and Monty Allison, new owners of me au- ropean hotel stated that the hotel is dually full five nights a week, with the 31 rooms occupied by both transient and permanent Ss About 10,000 guests were lodged at the European last year. Hotel rates range from $1.M I up to a top of $6.50 per day m local hotels, so it amounts to q£ l * a hunk of change flowing into Algona. B«*i Tourist Month* Another phase of this field « the cabin courts. Mrs. Sidney. be trade. peak but that for tourist they have had a lot of workers living in their cabins the year around. Construction workers have been there until just recently. With an average of about 15 Adults, Juvenile Readers Share Alike In Gain Thirty-six books have been added to the Algona Public Library in a period of approximately the past month. The February report of the library shows that during February, 3,032 books were circulated, the largest daily total being 211. A total of $26.89 was also collected in fines during the past month. Books of interest to adult readers that have been added to the Algona Public Library since Feb. 8 are: "Gentian Hill," Goudge. "The Parasites," DuMaurier. "Bridie Steen," Crone. "Modern American Poetry," Untermeyer (ed.) "The Mature Mind," Overstreet. "The Conquerors," Costain. "Greenhorns in Blue Patsure," Cox. "The Beckoning Door," Seeley. "Broken Valley," Thompson. 'The Sea Eagles," Jennings. "Diamonds to Amsterdam," Coles. "A Few Flowers for Shiner," Llewellyn. "Until the Daybreak," Bell. customers per day throughout the year, Walburgs accommodate about 5,500 travelers at thejr court. All these tangible sources of tourist spending, plus .those such as grocery stores, novelty goods, services such as laundry and cleaners, garages and others, will add up to a quarter-million dollars without much argument. What's that? Algona. . . tourist center? GET MORE FOR YOUR TRACTOR GET A It gives you. • POWIR • • ECONOMY • • LONG LIFE • Pow«r — Talk about Power . . . Ask for a demonstration on your own farm — see how the Ford tractor handles a full 14'" two-bottom plow. fconoaiy— Plenty of performance on the hard Job*, yet the Ford Tractor doesn't pack around expensive exeets built- in weight on light Job*. Long (He -The Ford Tractor i* built to Ugh Ford precision standards ... an Important assurance of long lift. fasy MMrittM- You'll never know how easy to han4(« • tractor can be until you operate the Ford Tractor. We are anxious for you to demonstrate tills feature to yourself. low Service Cost— Ouc part* prices are reasonable, What'* more, the Ford Tractor U easy to maintain and repair. Specially trained mffhanlft save labor time. Ma* MMle Value -When yc,u trade In a Ford Tractor yon get a "premium* price. It's a popular tractor, bum In the popular two-plow size. IASY HANDLING LOW SERVICE COST HIGH RESALE VALUE for a Demonstration $1350 UP TO 24 MONTHS TO PAY Manger Implement Co. So Phillips On 1U BOB MUNGEH J»hon» 1025W Algona, lows "Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, Partners for Life," Yost. "The Deadly Miss Ashley," Davis. "The Peaceable Kingdom," Kennelly. "Washington By-line," Furman. "Decision in Germany," Clay. "Treasures in Truck and Trash," Towne. "Jubilee Trail," Bristow. "Unquiet Grave," Strange. "The Romantic New Orleani- ans," Tallant. "101 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home," Evans & Sara. Books to help in giving parties for children or adults include: "The Complete Book of Children's Parties," Hamsher; "Home Book of Quizzes, Games and Jokes"; "Party Games," McNellis & Boscourtz. Books added recently for teenagers and children include the following: "The Sunken Forest," Prud' hommeaux. "Gabriella," Hartwell. "The Canvas Castle," Hager. "The House Under the Hill," Means. "Mounty in a Jeep," Longstreth. "Little Appaloosea," Hader. "The Door in the Wall," de Angeli. "Here Comes the Showboat," Credle. "Great-grandfather in the Honey Tree," Swayne. "The Lees of Arlington," Vance. "Cocolo Comes to America," Ehrlich. SHOTGUN Six year old Melvin Bohlken, of near Monticello, was seriously injured recently as he and his brother, 8, played with a .410 shotgun. It turned out to be loaded and Melvin received the entire charge in his left hip, at close range. Ringsted Co-Op Elevator Burns On Wednesday Swea City Herald — Fire of undetermined origin swept through the Ringsted Farmers Cooperative elevator Wednesday afternoon which left that structure in complete ruin. The alarm was turned in at approximately 1 p. m., according to Norman Wilberg, member of the Ringsted fire department, but little could be done to quell the raging flames. Natural Draft Fanned by a north wind, fire shot up the elevator because of the natural and created draft. Fire departments could do no more than check the blaze from spreading. But a corn drier, located on the north side of the elevator was saved. And, if it hadn't been for the north wind blowing the flames away from the drier, that, too, would have been destroyed, according to Wilberg. 8.000 Bushels of Corn The elevator contained 8,000 bushels of corn which was eaten up by flames. Armstrong and Fenton fire departments responded to calls from Ringsted to help fight the blaze. The elevator belonged to the Farmers Cooperative, but they also have a similar structure there so will be able to carry on business. Wilberg said the fire would undoubtedly continue throughout the night and a guard would have to be stationed to make sure flames didn't flare up and start some other building afire. The loss was covered by insurance. WARM The Roger Elberts family at Whiliemore has been puzzled recently due to a change in color of the family cat. Originally yellow, the cat has recently been turning black. The mystery was solved when they found the cat had taken to sleeping on top of the chimney of the Elberts' basement house. A warm bed, apparently, but the bellowing smoke and soot caused the change in color. TYPEWRITERS, portable 01 standard size, lor immediate sale. Algona Upper Des Moines. IT'S JUST COMMON SENSfe TO .. 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"Poll Parrot "Great Scott "Edwards ^Jumping- Jacks ALGONA, IOWA Formerly with Kresensky Shoe Department We still Carry A Complete Stock Of The Many Famous Brand Name Shoes That You Became So Well Acquainted With In Out- Former Location We are Grateful Beyond Words Yes, and we admit that we're just a little proud of our new store. Thanks again for the fine reception extxended us ... and for the many flowers that helped make the day a success Come see us—won't you? SHC£ STORE ALGONA, IOWA At Previous Mainliner Cafe Location.

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