The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 12, 1966 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 12, 1966
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Algono, (la.) Upper DM Molim Tu»»doy, April 12, 1966 don smith Top 4-H Day Displays Named A recent phonograph record by Cab Galloway, who gained fame more than 30 years ago for his Hi-De-Hi-De-Hi-De-Ho style of scat singing, contains all sorts of information pertaining to the similarity of the assassinations of Presidents Kennedy and Lincoln. Here are some gleaned from the recording: Seven letters in each last name; both shot in the back of the head; both shot while with their wives; years of election 100 years apart (1860-1960>, Kennedy's assassin shot him from a warehouse and ran to a theater, Lincoln's shot him in a theater and ran to a warehouse; both were shot on Friday; both assassins killed before coming to trial; Kennedy and Lincoln each advocates of the rights of the Negro race; Lincoln was advised not to go to the theater and Kennedy told not to go to, Texas; Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln and Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy; both lost children while in the white house; both succeeded by men named Johnson, with each of the ; Johnsons southern Democrats; each Johnson had served in the Senate and each had 13 letters in name; Johnsons born 100 .years apart (1808 and 1908); assassins born 100 years apart, ' Booth 1839 and Oswald, 1939; assassins each born in the south; 15 letters in each assassin's full name; assassins each known to have emotional problems; and each time, it rained the day following the assassination of the President. DELVING into the presidential death thing further, each American president elected in a year ending in "O" has died in office since 1840, beginning with Wm. H. Harrison, then Lincoln, James Girfield (1880), Wm. McKinley (1900), Warren G.Harding (1920), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1940) and Kennedy. We certainly hope a much better Fate awaits the man elected- in 1980. RECENT resignation of 18 teachers from the Algona public schools - and a check of the list of names brought a lump to this writer's throat. Two of the ladies listed, Miss Hattie Wilson, elementary supervisor during recent years, and Miss Esther Quinby, math teacher in the high school, had quite a role in getting yours truly (and hundreds of others) to learn something prior to graduation. And, without a doubt, both will be missed from the faculty. We hope they remain here and make Algona their home as they have for many years so we can get a cheery hello from them once in a while. Congratulations, Miss Wilson ' and Miss Quinby, for a job very well done. WE'RE no tax expert, but it's know lt'9 going to hill, but we don't know where. To avoid gambling with YOUR crop, get the best hail insurance from Farmers Mutual Hail. You get foe and lightning protection on crops in the field at no extra cost. Over 130 trained adjusters to assure prompt, fair settlement of claims, Be safe—call your Farmers Mutual Hail agent spool BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 6 N, Dodoo Algona 295-5443 2323 CRAM) AV very hard for us to understand how anyone can say the state of Iowa isn't doubling up "on its income tax this year. There were always a lot of groans in the past when it came time to pay the tax - and the groans are at least twice as loud this year when we pay not only the normal tax, but also the withholding for 1966. And it doesn't help much to consider the normal payment is for the year past I JOHN Wilson of the rural Burt area showed up in Algona April 5 with an antique item that proved very interesting to all who got a chance to see it. The leather .fire bucket he carried with him was lettered on the side, "Year 1835", and was obtained by Mr. Wilson many years ago. It seems he purchased it from a woman at Troy, N. Y., and the object, which provided one of the only •means of fighting firesin Colonial days, had been housed in her attic for some time. The bucket, which probably has a 2-gallon capacity, has a leather handle that was originally fastened to the top with two steel rings. A little research on fire fighting by Ira Kohl, ex-fire chief here, provided the information that many of the famous painters in Colonial times were hired to paint coats of arms on the buckets, which were owned by every family. Use of the buckets was pretty much confined to the east coast. By the time the rest of the country was settled, wooden slat buckets had replaced the leather item. We imagine if fire ever got a start in a Colonial home it practically always burned the place down, with leather buckets the only method used for putting them out, THE TV season got quite a lift the other night when Barbra Streisand appeared in her second one-person special. It proved to be the brightest spot for some weeks. The way TV shows are going, the movie industry is making a mistake producing the type pictures it now sends to theaters throughout the country, Good movies would undoubtedly get people away from Forty-four Kossuth 4-H clubs had exhibits on display in local stores during the annual Algona 4-H Day April 2. All displays were judged, with the following top winners named: Algona A. O. K. and Cresco Boys, top photos, left and right; and second place, Seneca Progressive Farmers and U-Go-I-Go, bottom photos, left and right. • Honorable mention went to Union Boys, Buffalo Boys, LuVerne Eager Beavers, Riverdale Rustlers I and Lone Rock Lively Rockets. The winning displays will also be exhibited at the Kossuth County Fair August 15-20. their TV sets and into theaters again 1 RUMOR has it that members of the Highway Patrol and other officers that get in on a lot of accident investigations would like to ask the next session of the State Legislature to add one more numbered paragraph to the current motor vehicle law book. It could be numbered 321.513, following the last present law in the book and be titled H. U. A. It's a charge that could often be filed following a mishap, according to investigators. JOHN: "Pve been in a terrible state of consternation for the past three days." Mary: "Did you ever try eating bran?" A new honor came to Carol Wolfe of Malvern when she was presented the Sports Illustrated award for outstanding athletic competence. Carol was given an engraved silver bowl. TRACTOR RADIOS Hear the Farm Reports while doing your field work. Come in ... Check this special now. 57 88

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