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Algeria, (la.) Upp*r D«.» Moinot-Thur*doy, DM. 1, FOR A TRULY COLORFUL CHRISTMAS ... GO ZENITH - IN COLOR! There is only one thing that would make a more exciting Christmas gift than a Zenith television set: a COLOR Zenith television set. Stop in today and look over our many models. We have the model, size and price to make your family's Christmas merrier. NORTH IOWA APPLIANCE CENTER 310 E. State m Algona ^PwMa»»miBi^ffipironBflfiHninluiiifiniiTiitiiBiiiiiiiitiinM I Notes Of I FT. SAM HOUSTON, TEX., (AHTNC) - Second Lieutenant Larry H. Becker, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold A. Becker, Lakota, la., completed an eight- week medical service officer course Nov. 10 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, Tex. H>5 was trained in legal affairs and received instruction in all aspects of the Army medical service. "KoMnth Conaty'i Favorite Newspaper" Clip a gift! Delight someone on your Christinas list with a gift of telephone service. Here's just one of many Tele-Gift ideas—clip it out as a reminder to order from our business office. Or ask any telephone employee. Colorful extension phones save steps, soothe nerves the year'round. Choose smart-looking desk or wall phones in a rainbow of decorator colors. Northwestern Bell >Kw^^ v -x iW/ ^v^w>x^«ww:jW!itt^^ All NEW Volume 5 and ANDRE PREVIN This 12-Inch L.P. custom recording features popular favorites such •• "Joy to th« World," "0 LIKIa Town of Bathlaham," "Dock tha Halls," "Away In a Mangar," "Balls of Christinas," "It Cam* Upon • Midnight Claar" and "Jlngie Balls" as wall as tha most popular Irish and English Christmas Carols. LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER Additional Records... Hi-Fi '3.98 ea. Stereo '4.88 ea. Don't get stuck this winter...go where you choose...when you choose WINTER TREADS RETREADS ON SOUND TIRE BODIES OR ON YOUR OWN TIRES Plu$ 45* per tire fed. excise tax, sales tax and 2 trade-in tires ol same size oil your car. WHITEWALLS or BLACKWALLS Other sizes proportionately low priced! Prfcad 01 ihpwn at Flreitpne Stpr**; tompttltlvaly pr!e«d at Flraitona ptaltrs and at all fervlee flattens dtiplaylng th« Flreitona *I^n, Joe Bradley Firestone South of Algeria HottI Phont 295-2421, Algona Jiotnea ISTAIEttHID 1163 Entered at Mcond clast matter at the poitofflce at Algona, Iowa DjJfov^ I. 193S, under Act of Conireis of March 3, 1879. SECOND SECTION I HAVE JUST FINISHED COOKING a Thanksgiving Dinner for only four people, no guests, the turkey was oven ready when I bought it and most of the other stuff, including the bread, cranberries, relish tray, vegetable and salad came out of cans or were frozen. Just a few years ago, Thanksgiving dinner took quite a bit more time to prepare and 1 often spent most of the evening before and the entire morning of Thanksgiving Day, pin- feathering the bird, peeling, chopping, mixing and basting. I wonder at how the Pilgrim cooks managed to entertain all those Indians, plus their own people. - o I'VE ALSO OFTEN WONDERED ABOUT the pioneers. How they managed to feed their families, and people dropping in on their way west, with just a fireplace to cook on, a dutch oven in which to bake, and the only refrigeration, a cellar or a well if they were lucky. Nowadays, I consider myself sort of a hardship case because there are only two burners on my stove still working and a faulty gasket on the refrigerator makes me have to defrost at least once a week 1 - o BUT TO SAY A FEW WORDS in defense of the modern day homemaker, neither the Pilgrims nor the Pioneer gals probably came home exhausted the night before Thanksgiving after having struggled all day trying to find a lost 88? in a trial balance and typing 372 names and addresses for next year's pledge cards. Very few of them had to worry about writing a column after the dishes were done and they probably didn't spend all Thanksgiving morning at a football game like I did. - o - WHETHER OR NOT THE "GOOD OLD DAYS" were as good as they seem now, we still mourn the passing of many traditions from pioneer days. One of them is the old-fashioned house raising. Way back when - in our great-grandparent's time, pro- f bably - if a new family moved into the community, the neighbors Igot together and built them a house. Everybody gathered around, , chopped down trees, planed wopd, lifted beams, nailed roofs, and [the women cooked and served the food. Before nightfall the house 'was built, the scant furniture in place and the newcomers were at home. , -o"'UNDOUBTEDLY THERE IS STILL SO"ME of the oft" spirit of helpfulness left around today. In fact, judging from the various "good neighbor" stories in the Upper Des Moines, I know there is. But if any community were so rash as to try to have an old- fashioned house raising for a newcomer, I think they'd run into quite a few difficulties. Even with modern machinery and precut lumber, it never could be built in the span of a day. - o - FIRST YOU'D HAVE TO FIND A suitable lot and they are kind of scarce nowadays. Once the lot is found, there is still the title to be searched and the abstract drawn up. Then you'd have to get a building permit. If the newcomers planned to operate some sort of business in their homes, the area would have to be zoned for light industry. That done, the neighbors could conceivably gather to start the house raising. - o - BUT WATT A MINUTE. Somebody would have to make a blueprint. You can't build a house willy-nilly like you can a log cabin. good-size blanket... ONE PAYMENT COVERS ALL 4 ONE MONTHLY home loan payment here covers the four major costs of home buying—principal and interest on the loan itself, plus payment of taxes and insurance premiums. Ask one of our loan experts to explain the details. Current Dividend Rate 4 1/2% Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. All A«c«vnt» FvHy Inwrtaj To $ IS,000 'Save From The J5th — Earn From The 1st SINCE 1917 - ALGONA, IOWA All Savings Accounts insured up to $15,000 by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation of Washington, D. C." Mrs. Smith living on the left, certainly wouldn't want a house with the same floor plan right next to her, and Mrs, Jones on the right might also object if the design were just like hef's. Mrs. Newcomer might have her own Ideas of how her kitchen should be planned, even at the risk of looking a gift-horse In the mouth, No matter how generous hearted the volunteer builders are, the electrical, plumbing and carpentry work must still pass Inspection. There might be complaints from the various unions, since all the volunteers would probably be considered scab labor. There might even be some picketing at the house-raising project! - o ANOTHER INSTITUTION FROM THE pioneer days that probably couldn't be duplicated now, no matter how friendly the neighborhood, is the quilting bee. Many a story from the old times has the women gathering for a day-long session of (jullting and gossiping with the end result of some nice warm comforters to see the honoree through the winter. In 1967, a quilting bee would be quite different. First the gals would have to get together and break the whole thing down into committees - Buying of Materials, Work Ran, Lunch, Topic of Discussion, Clean-Up and Evaluating. Chances are, the girls would give up before the project was even started and chip in to buy an electric blanket I - o IT MAY BE JUST AS WELL we don't have to do things the way they were in the Good Old Days. If you look around a bit, there is lots of the same neighborly spirit, only it is expressed in different ways. - o - DURING THE WEEK OF Dec. 4 through 10, people having birthdays Include Ann Willrett, Sue Anderson, Midge Herbst, Billy Strohman, Wanda Watkins, Fred Shllts, Luella Wolf, Charles Kuester, Lavon Goodman, Linda Sherman, Laura Hintz, Richard Ringsdorf, Carolyn Snustad, Mary Ann Cole, Bill Dewel, Cheryl McClure, Mickey Anderson, Macy Meyer, CUff Skogstrom, Verle Elmore, Peggy Zender and Esther Helberg. Mr. and Mr*. Ken Parrish, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Peirce and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Stanton have wedding anniversaries, - o IT IS PROBABLY TRUE THAT Christmas is coming, but I haven't done one blessed thing toward preparing'for it. Recently Jeanle received a party invitation for Nov. 29. It read In part, "Bring your bathing suit for an after-dinner swim." How can you get in a Christmas mood in a climate like this ? However we did have some Star Cookies recently that would be very appropriate for the holidays. They are This Week's Recipe. 1-3/4 cups flour 1 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 egg 2 tbsp. milk 1 tsp. vanilla 48 chocolate candy stars Combine all ingredients except candy in large mixer bowl. Mix on lowest speed of mixer until dough forms. Shape dough into balls, using a rounded teaspoonful for each. Roll balls in sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Top each cookie immediately with a candy star; press down firmly so cookie cracks around edge. GRACE sible emergency need is a heart attack. More healthy arteries in the heart muscle make it possible for the organ to survive when a less well-conditioned heart could not. One suggestion is that housewives might walk to the store rather than take the family station wagon. Men who drive to work could arrange to park eight or ten blocks from the office. Try to avoid using elevators and escalators. Build up gradually, putting more and more walking into your dally routine. Before long you will have gotten into the regular exercise habit and you will be more able to take a fast-paced set of tennis or round of golf without over-exertion. Exercise Is Best Way To Keep Healthy (This is the last in a series of articles on heart attack and stroke "risk factors" prepared by the Iowa Heart Association and published by the UDMJ Historians of the future may find lots of evidence that the twentieth century was inhabited by "kooks." They might easily so classify the foot-blistered people involved in a 50-mile hike craze in the early 1960*s. At least one respected medical authority of our own day feels that excessive zeal was the problem, and that there was a glimmer of real purpose in the fad. Dr. Paul Dudley White of Boston believes that walking is one of the keys to a healthy heart. His own personal credo was "I'll walk, thanks." And walk he does, many miles a day (but not 50). His idea of relaxation is a long hike or bike ride, and he never misses a chance to let leg power replace horsepower. Dr. White, now In his 80*8, is remembered as former President Eisenhower's physician during the tense days of Ike's heart attack and for his continued eminence as a heart specialist. Exercise advocates recommend regular daily exercise and not sudden bursts of strenuous . exertion. They cite plenty of evidence that a planned program of physical conditioning not only doesn't hurt a heart but helps keep it sound. The heart is a muscle and like any other muscle exercise makes it stronger. It is a well accepted theory that daily exercise gradually builds up extra capactiy in the coronary arteries and makes them more aole to respond to emergency needs. One such pos- Land Retirement Program Signup Starts Dec. 1 The signup for USD'A's five to ten year land retirement program will begin at the KoMuth ASCS County Office on Thursday, December First according to Richard L Anderson, Chairman of the Kossuth Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation (ASC) County Committee. The Cropland Adjustment Program (CAP) will offer annual payments of $43,24 per acre per year for the corn base on an average Kossuth county farm for five to ten years in exchange for holding the land in unhar- vested ungrazed soil conserving grass-legume cover for the life of the contract. In addition, cropland which is not part of the farm's feed grain base may be included for payments rang* ing front $7,<X)to JU,4Qper ftcr*, Or this land may t*> held out ftf the contract and, farmed if jfet operator desires with the exception of feed gr&Jn production, A small additional p» wiupe offered for farmers who perm^ ting on fee CAP program

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