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Algona, (la.) Upper DM MoSne* Tuesday, July 19, 1966 don smith OUR crew, mom. dad and three children, spent the hot July 9-10 weekend at the Twin Cities and for the .first time in years, didn't attend a Twins baseball game or Viking football game. Those are the events that usually are tbe basis for such jaunts. Had a lot of fun, though, even if it was hotter than you know what, and as usual, found many things of interest in that metropolitan area. THE air conditioner in our nice room at the Holiday Motor Hotel in the Golden Valley area wasn't working anywhere near capacity, but we were assurred a new central unit was being installed and cooler facilities guaranteed for guests soon. It's always been plenty cool (even in hot weather) at the Holiday before, so know they had a problem of some kind. Our oldest lad, Dan, spent a lot of time in the pool Saturday (between jaunts here and there) and about 9 p. m., mom, Dan and Bill, our youngest lad, went for a dip until they were ousted at closing time. Meanwhile, dad was a sitter with Martha, who at nearly nine months of age seemed to want to take a swim, too. EARLIER in the evening, three drag racing cars were pulled in on the big CMC* school parking lot next to the motel - and we got a good chance to look them over. Some machinery. A regional drag race was being held at Minnesota Dragways Sunday, and qualifying events were held Saturday. Many drivers and mechanics were staying at the motel. We got the opportunity to chat briefly with one driver, Lyle Ottosen, Fargo, No. Dak., who spends all his time in the racing game. He is employed by the Ford dealer at Fargo, drives the dealer's super- powered Mustang at weekend events practically every week, and does the mechanical work on the vehicle the rest of tbe week. Suppose the appearance of the car - a nice looking white one with nifty blue racing stripes and all the other decals, etc. usually found on race cars - is good advertising for the dealer. Lyle told us the car could hit 170 miles per hour, so didn't ask him to take us for a ride (he couldn't have, anyway). A large field of cars from a very wide area competed in the contest Sunday, One crewman from Colorado took a dive into the pool Saturday evening with a can of beer in bis hand (with his palm over tbe openings), rolled over on his back and drank it right there. Seemed like a fine bunch of fellows. WE always visit Southdale Shopping Center and are awed by Us vastness, This time, we also visited one of the Target stores - a string of discount houses (with five in tbe Twin Cities) that feature everything from soup to nuts, Tbe one we visited must have bad 20 check- out counters, with one designated "express". Couldn't quite figure that out until an announcement came of the P. A. system telling customers they could use that one if they had less than six items to check. The store's P. A. system buzzed constantly with buying suggestions to customers - and while one telling of white shirts for $1 definitely interested us, couldn't have made it to the right department in time, anyway, there was such a rush. ANOTHER spot we generally visit is the big airport - and this time we got tcr see pickets on duty, due to the nationwide airline strike. Not all airlines were struck, however, so there was an occasional jet zooming off the runways. Never will fail to marvel at those big babies taking off, I guess. That's an awful lot of machinery to put into the air. The pickets weren't unfriendly,, -athough we didn't ride by aad shout anything at them (most were real big), or suppose they might have been able to give a person all the trouble they wanted. Seemed to be walking in twos and threes with placards painted in red and we'll bet they worked in short shifts due to tbe heat. Didn't see any resting, and they were all over the place. OUR trip home Sunday afternoon was a hot one. Our only air conditioning in the car is open windows - so believe me we had them all open, including the rear one in our wagon. It was 98 degrees when we passed the Thunderbird Motel near Met Stadium at 3:10 p. m. and I think that made us all sweat a little more. Stopped at St. Peter, where we ran into about a two mile detour due to a parade and celebration, for cold drinks and when we got ready to start out again, the starter on our bomb wouldn't work. A friendly gas station operator, who knows Ed Wolf, Coast-To-Coast owner here, straightened out our problem and sent us on our way. THE variety of dress (and undress) in the Cities never fails to draw a visitor's attention and with all the hot weather, I think the variation was greater this trip than ever. We'll bet every type of shorts, shifts, etc. sold anywhere were seen by us on this trip. And just as is true here, some can wear anything - others can't! Too bad the ones who can't don't. Fees for violations in 1966 totaled $1,975.45, as compared with $1,885.13 in 1965, and $1,985.18 in 1964. Month-by-month collections include Jan., $1,301.81; Feb., $1,138.77; March $1,023.67; April, $1,269,11; May, $1,351.21; and June, $1,050.07. Monthly totals for fees for violations include Jan., $324.33; Feb., $315.96; March, $270.68; April, $348.68; May, $398.17; June, $317.63. Monies go for salaries, city taxes, repair, merchandise and supplies, signs, traffic light repairs, painting (both labor and supplies), insurance, motor vehicle registrations, capital outlay and other expenses. Harold Thill Is Trip Winner Harold M. Thill, Route one, Algona, has been awarded an expense-paid trip to Quincy, HI., which involved a get-acquainted and informational meeting on July 11, 12 and 13. To qualify for the trip he showed consistent progress in selling for the Moorman Mfg. Co., whose sales staff he recently joined. In addition to a tour of all facilities including plant, office, research laboratories and research farm, he also learned more details of the company's products and their application, the research program and future plans. Mr. and Mrs. Thill are the parents of five children: Jeffery, Jody, Todd, Tracy and Jason. Mrs. Thill is the former Marcia Downs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Downs of St. Benedict. Dated this 6th day of July, 1966. Luella Collins Executor of said Estate Lone Rock, Iowa McMahon & Cassel Attorney (s) for said Executor Algona, Iowa Date of second publication: 19th day of July, 1966. (52 & 54) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF IOWA IN AND FOR KOSSUTH COUNTY probate No. 8969 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TOCREDI- TORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Bertha Cink, Deceased. TO ALL PERSONSINTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF Bertha Cink, Deceased; You are hereby notified that on the 5th day of July, 1966, the last will and testament of Bertha Cink, deceased, bearing date of the llth day of June, 1965, and Codicil dated August 31, 1965, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Julius Cink was appointed BALLOON A weather balloon which disintegrated over the farm of Max Cronbaugh near Koszta. .and others near Marengo was estimated to weight over 11/2 tons. The bulk of the plastic balloon is a spectacular sight as it hangs from a tree and forms a perfect picture of a waterfall. LEGAL NOTICES TOOK the baby everywhere with us and she got lots of looks and comments. Perhaps the one that gave me the largest charge was from an elderly lady at Southdale who growled as she pushed her way past some teenagers to get off an elevator, then looked at our gal and said, "Oh, you sweet thing." Then went on her way to shop. EPITAPH for an atheist - All dressed up and no place to go I Parking Meter Collections Are Up Here Parking meter collections here for the first six months of 1966 totaled $7,134.64, as compared with a total on June 28, 1965, of $6,535,43, and June 29, 1964, of $7,460,72. executor ol said estate. Notice Is further given that any action to set aside said will must t)e brought In the district court of said county within one year from the date of the second publication of this notice, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice Is further given that all persons Indebted to said estate are requested to make Immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against said estate shall file them with the clerk of tbe above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance; and unless so filed within six months from the second publication of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) such claim shall thereafter be forever barred. Dated this 7th day of July, 1966. Julius Cink Executor of said Estate Algona, Iowa H. J. McNertney Attorney for said Executor Bancroft, Iowa Date of second publication: 19th day of July, 1966. (52 & 54) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF IOWA IN AND FOR KOSSUTH COUNTY Probate No. 8970 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Ronald H. Collins, Deceased. TO ALL PERSONSINTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF Ronald H. Collins, Deceased: You are hereby notified that on the 6th day of July, 1966, the last will and testament of Ronald H. Collins, deceased, bearing date of the 26th day of January, 1950, and codicil attached dated March 27, 1956, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Luella Collins was appointed executor of said estate. Notice is further given that any action to set aside said will must be brought in the district court of said county within one year from the date of the second publication of this notice, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against said estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided, by law, duly authenticated, for allowance; and unless so filed within six months from the second publication of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) such claim shall thereafter be forever barred. Connie's Column by SPICY ADVICE Spices age, just like the rest of us! Never just add to a jar. Empty it, and start in fresh. Keep spices out where they can be seen and used, but not where the sun comes in strong through the window. And don't leave a spice can opened, even when you're rushing to concoct a special dish! Imported oils slip away when spices and herbs are exposed to the air—and with them goes the flavor. SHERBET SUPREME PAINTING POINTERS Mrs. Robert Smiley of Minneapolis, Minn., paints every- other-step right up the stairs, and lets them dry. The young Smileys simply take the steps two-at-a-time for 24 hours. Then she paints the other set. Pretty clever, huh? She also ties big plastic bags over the light fixtures, so ceiling paint won't splatter over them. And she paints a stripe on the outside of the paint can, so she knows the shade when it's time for touch-ups. CAMPFIRE SING Group-singing gets folks sentimental 'round a Summer campfire! Follow National Rotary Club rules to organize it: Choose a peppy, strong- voiced leader. Start with a song everybody knows. Include "oldies" and new ones! To make sure nobody's too shy, encourage loud singing! Don't start till the meal is finished—and stop after approximately a dozen songs. Otherwise, some of the group will tire. SELECTIVE SERVICE Gas lights repel flying insects ... but how they do draw compliments! Place one near your patio, so guests can admire your garden in its pretty glow. Many happy gas light purchasers are now ordering seconds and thirds, for other spots around their home. It's nice to have a light you needn't turn on at sunset... nice, too, to know they cost so little to operate. See the After an outdoor feast, you'll want to keep dessert simple. Try decorating glasses of orange sherbet with slices from a quartered and peeled orange. Now sprinkle flaked coconut lavishly on top. You'll have a quick-fix kind of ambrosia. And that, you'll remember, was the favorite dessert of the gods. HEATING HINT Have you given a thought to winter lately? You should— and I'm not balmy from too much July! This is the time to have your local gas company or gas heating consultant give you a free estimate on a fine gas heating system. Winter will be back, we can count on it! Be sure you can count on clean, dependable, automatic gas heat when the time comes. That's the word from Northern Natural Gas Company, pipeline suppliers to your local gas company, who wants you to live comfortably and economically all year around. © Northern Natural Gas Company, Omaha, Nebraska new styles at your local gas company; you'll love the way they flatter your home's architecture.