November 13,1956 November 13,1956 Rwings CO by CHms HEESE A Lllllo of This, a Little ol Thai; NoJ Much ol Anylhlng Yep, November is an important and flourishing 30 some days in a year's time, with holidays galore mid then, also, election day." And I'm beginning to think that the day for voting in November is thr top clay in the month, in fact it almost seems to be the top day in the year, so to spcv.k. For days and weeks and even months prior to the day of voting Hie topics of conversation and ;ivi;um<..-nt between Rents is concerned chiefly about election clay. Oh yes, we have another big day in November, the annual turkey clay, Thanksgivings Day, but there is by no means a comparison of the discussion between gents as to that clay as compared with the day you cast your vote. And, also Thanksgiving Day feeds and plans arc the top subjects in interest on the part of the ladies, especially where turkey is to be served on that day. However, as to the comparison of the two days, election day and Thanksgivings Day—there is and should be none, because on account of election day means nothing but a time for marking a bunch of Xs in squares and which indicate thr' choice of the marker. But in the ca.se of Thanksgiving Day. that is a deeper and more serious matter for observance. And the day is properly observed by people in this United States with services in church and home in gratitude for the living and con- dSAOfVtafMnAAriryv^ c? , ^ i jg; -~"-' P M WA DAIRY INDUSTRY COMMISSION • IOWA DAIRY PROMOTION ASSOCIAIIONj ^ 133lnluicnteE>charB»Bldg.,D«lMoln«» ditions which are maintained by the humans, so to speak. Yes, Thanksgiving Day will always be one day in this United States properly observi/d and believed in by all of us. And especially do we appreciate the annual dinner which is one of the day's big observances, so to speak. Yes, it was Tuesday, a week ago, that we did a mess of scratching crosses in squares on a large sheet of paper and then we handed it to a clerk and it was deposited in a big box and so that, took care of your voting on election day, so to speak. And judging by the reported returns there was surely a mess ol scratching done on that day. On the ballot there was a large circle at the top of each party ticket in which you could vote the full ticket by morelv marking an X in the circle. But. this was one election in which that system was but little used. In some columns there was a solid vote for the democratic or republican column, but this year that mark was rather small in number because on account of the big majority of the voters did plenty of scratching -— voting for this gent in the republican column :;nd that gent in the democratic column, fi> to speak. However, that is just, another indication o! the freedom of people in tlii.s United States—-they could vote as they saw fit and lor the candidate of their choice. And, seemingly, the markings by members of both parties, indicated that freedom to vote held out first and again was marked the freedom of we Amer- Scans who live in these United States, so to speak. Yep, this is surely a i'l ec country, and we are the more "to appreciate that fact. And, according io reports, Iowa will have a democratic governor when Her.schel Loveless takes over and that will bring uacK memories to me of when 1 practically lived in the state house at' Des Moines for four years while Nels Kraschel took over the governorship, but that's quite a while ago, so to speak. Yes. I served four years in the state senate, a democrat elected in the republican county of Marshall, and really I could have had the job another four yeais but I turned the offer down because on account of in those years the senate pay was so low that you could hardly exist. Costs money Io live find"have a home in one town and then to serve in the U'gislaUir" three or four months and .so have a home in the capitol,. so to speak. And, according to report?, the living costs in the slate capitol are not so low, and the senator salary is not so high that 'i gent can save expense and '••••) living is pknty high, so to speak. At any rate it's a cinch that holding public state office is not a money making proposition IhfMj days. However. I'm mre tiekl'/d that TIeirchel Love- ir j .-- ; ; will serv.: as tops in the state house from now on. And I am also sure that he will serve as governor most, creditably from every standpoint because on account of he's ;i gent who holds most miperniost the best interests of Iowa ladies and gents, so to speak. And, according to ro- ports, it seems that the demon-its will be pretty well represented in both the senate and luj house the next two years. Dies In Car After Visit To A Doctor Swea Ciiy—A former resident 1(1 ihn Orrtnt-Swefj Cilv community, Leslie Speicher, died early In.st week following a heart attack. Mr Speicher, who was 69. hart been hospitalized for several \ver>ks following an attack of cnnwarv thrombosis, and had recently been convalescing at his iv'Mo in Fairmont, Minn. He was being taken to a doctor's office: for a check-up when he died in (!•'• <-n<- driven by bis daughter. Mr Speicher, who farmed in Or;mt townshin for ><T>nv VP-TS was an early settler of that township and was a member of the r; r-uit Old Settlers Association He had operated a store at East. Cri.iin, and had been custodian •f (he Grant consolidated school. In recent years he was employed in Fairmont. At the time of hip death lie was a member of the citv council there. The mayor niv.l council acted as honorary r>nl[bearers at the funeral services. 1,215 New Boxcars For C.&N.W. New box cars on parade. Chicago and North Western Railway officers Ben W. Heineman (left), chairman, and Clyde J. Fitzpatrick, president, inspect the first of 1,215 new box cars being constructed for the railway system by Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Company at a cost of more than $8,530,000. The cars are being delivered at the rate of 135 a week. Tile C. & N. W. has a total of 30 million in new equipment ordered this year. 10 Youngsters Picked, Trip To Chicago Show Five 4-H club boys and five 4-IT club girls will see the sights of Chicago and the International Livestock and Grain Show for their oustanding 4-H club work Nov. 22 through 27th. The awards are made on the basis of member's 4-H record book, quality and quantity of projects carried, 4-H activities, community service and all around 4-H spirit and work. This years winners are: Margaret Fischer, Lone Rock Lively Rockets; Darlene Simmons, Bancroft Busy Bees; Jan Clark, Blue & White; Lois Wilberg, Seneca Stars; Mary Keith, Plum Creek Elite; Kermit Studer, Prairie Boys; Robert Fisher, Garfield Hustlers; Kevin Thorson, Eagle Wildcats; Melvin DeGeeter, Ramsey Boys. The group will be accompanied by a boys' and girls' club leader and Mary Staudt, county extension home economist. The trip awards are sponsored by the following cooperative elevators of Kossuth County arn the Farmers State Bank, Lu Verne; Irvington Coop. Co., Lu- Vc-rne Coop. Elevator, Hobarton Coop. Elevator; Fenton Cooperative Elevator, West Bend Elevator Co., Lone Rock Coop. Exchange, Burt Cooperative Ekrva- tor, Farmers Cooperative Elevator, Swea City; Farmers Coope-a- tive Co., Ledyard and Farmers Elevator, Titonka. Halted By Snow On Trip West Mrs Ferm Bewick has had word from Mrs Robert Clark that she and the six children who started for California to join Mi- Clark were held up by the recent snow storm in the Nebraska area. From Kearney, Neb., they drove 15 miles and had to drive back nine miles to Ogallala where they were able to get a cabin. Eating places were filled to capacity as were motels. Enroute back to Ogallala they passed six cars in ditches. All roads have been closed by State troopers aiid no one is allowed on the highway. The oldest child is a son, 15, and the youngest is four. 7 decorating tips to help make your home brighter, more enjoyable HOLD THAT LINE! For n neat job of striping or color separation, apply a Strip or two of masking tape. It peels off neatly, leaving a professional-looking edge you'll bo proud of. 5. PICTURE MAGIC... A simple mnt is all it takes to Rive small pictures extra importance. Matting also helps to give different-sized pictures a more uniform look. 6. MODERN ACCENT... Glamorous now telephones in decorator colors brighten yonr home. Kight tasteful shades to choose from . . . nee them all nt your telephone business office. Top: Fleencood .V/'.v/y ^';>ecial — Center: E/JoraJo Biarritz, brilliantly new in Beaufy.,.Brilliantly new in Performanceii Represented above are the most significant advancements we have ever been privileged to present to the motoring public. This is Cadillac fur 1957—entirely new in design and engineering . . . and bringing to the world's highways a wholly new standard of motor car quality and excellence. Cadillac's renowned stylists have created a new Cadillac beauty . . . majestically graceful of line . . . wonderfully exciting in spirit . . . and with a new balance of chrome and glass and steel. Cadillac's master coachcrafters have brought a new measure of luxury to rhe car's interiors . . . with gorgeous new fabrics and leathers . . . with new colors and patterns . , . and svith marvelous new appointments on every hand. And Cadillac's world-famous engineers have introduced a sensational new concept <>f automotive performance . . . with two tnv.ir n.-w engines . . . with an even smoother, nit.re iv--pon- sive Hydra-Matic Drive . . . with greatly improved power steering and power braking . . . Uith a revolutionary new frame design . . . and with a host of other vital engineering advancements. These dramatic Cadillac achievements are being presented for 1957 in ten individual body styl-s including the breath-taking Kldorado scr:c~. Kach is a Cadillac masterpiece ... a brilhant tribute t' 1 the men who design and build the Si.uidard of rhe World. \\ e invite you to see ... to inspect . . . and to drive rhe brilliantly new 1957 Cadillac ar your very tir>t convenience. Y»u'll be welcome at any time. ERNIE WILLIAMS FONTS AC-CADILLAC 111 W. State St., Algona Phone 1358 6. PAINTING A STAIRWAY? Paint every other_utep; when these are dry, paint the rest. This lets the family use the stairway even while you're puintingl 3. CONVERSATION PIECE! Glamorize that old-fashioned paneled door with inserts of colorful drapery material. Gives the whole room a lifll 4. KITCHEN DELIGHT... A space-saving wall telephone in your kitchen will save you count less steps every day. Adds a colorful note to your new decor, and the m-w . ;ordulwayslookdneat. 7. EASIER LIVING... Makj your home truly modern with new telephone conveniences now available: j>hor\ed with light-up dials, volume control phones for the hard of hearing, speaker- phones (hat let you talk and listen without, touching the receiver! ('all your Telephone liiisinusti Oilieo for full details. Northwestern BeU Telephone Company Seneca Juniors Present Play, Well Received Seneca — The Seneca Junior class presented its class play, "The Black Derby", Thursday and Friday evening of last week. The play WPS directed by Mrs Oriole Christhinson. Special musical members between acts were provided by the boys glee club quartet: Raymond Wilberg, Ronald Johannesen, David Looft and Roger Nielsen. Marilyn Johnson played a cornet solo, Nancy Fischer sang and Sandra Ellefson and Marjorie Johnson played a clarinet duet. Bonnie Mclntire, Nancy Fishet and Carol Hanish presented a clarinet trio and Janice Osborit and Darlene Johnson played a cornet duet. Jerry Breeseliad charge of th4 lights and the sound and Marcia Hartshorn and Sharon Dorsey were usherettes. The class presented the director, Mrs Christiansen, with a table lamp as a expression of appreciation for her work as director. The senior class members served refreshments both-nights. Mr and Mrs Henry Looft and David, Mr and Mrs Gerrit De- Waard of Wesley and Jack Looft of Crystal Lake were Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mrs Bertha Pommer at Algona. The occasion was Mrs Looft's birthday anniversary. Mr and Mrs Lester Osbprn and family were Friday evening callers at the Orville Miller home near Swea City. The Seneca Modern Mixer club met at the home of Mrs Everett Witham Tuesday afternoon. The group voted to send a Christmas box to the Christian Home at Vinton, a gift of money to the Fort Dodge Home Finding Society and to buy Christmas seals. The group also drew names for the Christmas gift exchange. Mrs Henry Looft was the honored birthi- day member, Mrs Claude Johnson and Mrs Elmer Witham were guests. Mrs Fred Wienberger had charge of the entertainment after which the hostess served refreshments. The ChrLstmas party will be held at the home of Mrs Cecil Anderson on Dec. 4. The Seneca Progressive Farmers 4-H Club members and leader, Earl Crouch, held their November meeting at the armory) at Algona Wednesday evening. Rockie Slater and Glenn Edgecomb of Groy Grove, 111. spent the past ten days at the Everett Witham home. Rockie is a grandson of the Withams. The Seneca Saddle Club members and other friends held a trail ride at the Everett Witham farm last Sunday. Everyone brought a covered dish which made up the pot luck lunch at noon. Twenty horses with riders participated. Mr and Mrs Olaf Haaland and family of Frost, Minn, and Mr and Mrs Donald Loge find family of Bricelyn, Minn, were last Sunday dinner guests at the Sig Loge home. Mr and Mrs Wallace Simpson and Mr and Mrs Joe Bosch and family of Wlv.Uemore were last Sunday evening callers at the Everett Witham home. Mr and Mrs Paul Hussell and family of the Ringsted area moved this week to their farm which they recently purchased from Cle'o Classen. Mrs Elmer Witham is a patient at the Holy Family Hospital at Estherville following an operation for a blood clot in the lower part of her thieh. Some weeks ago Mrs Witham was bitten by their family dog, the injury causing the blood clot. VOTED When Mrs Ella NorrLs of Stanwood voted November 6, it was the 24th presidential election covered by her life span. She is 97.
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