The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 28, 1937 · Page 9
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, January 28, 1937
Page 9
Start Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, Jan. 28,1937 Gives Views, Data on Corn Alcohol Processing READER REVEALS MFC, PROBLEMS S. H. McNutt Tells Of Using Blend in His Gasoline To the Editor: In your issue of Jan. 21 appears an article entitled "Woold Build Corn-Alcohol Plant In Algona-" This article states that a Mr. Dougherty is canvassing this county Mlling subscriptions for stock to wtabUah * piant in Algona for the purpose of manufacturing corn-alcohol for fuel purposes. I do not know how much Mr. Daugherty knows about the corn-alcohol prob ton for fuel purposes. County Agent Brown states one of the Items in connection with the problems. It is the cost of the corn, and it is corn-alcohol we are ^yHr|>|p about. This is bat one item in the question of alcohol for fuel. Other items are inspection by the government of the product of the {riant Second, its cost as compared with other fuels. Third, its utility as a fuel. Fourth, the vaporization of alcohol in our present carburetors. The fourth point— R may be— can be answered by engineers perfecting a carburetor especially for vaporizing alcohol. At present a 10 per, cent blend of alcohol and gasoline is recommended. In 1934 and SMS I used a blend of alcohol and gasoline running from 8 to 6 per cent alcohol. The mixture was made from second grade gasoline and sold for about 2 cents above first grade gasoline Since 10 per oant was the blend suggested by the committee on the use of alcohol as motor fuel, the 3 to C per cent blend would not give any answer to the question of alcohol as a fuel. In talking with filling station attendants and owners they said the blend would not be offered in first grade gasoline because of the cost of alcohol. Alcohol costs from 38 cents to 50 cents per gallon to the filling stations in tank cars. The Industrial Science Division of Iowa State College has been working on this problem for some time. A letter I received in May, 1935, from Dr. Leo M. Christensen, con- fftff/\o sufferers of STOMACH ULCERS HYPER ACIDITY Wiimrd-, Moss'aqc til Relict ntTferinc from STOMACH OK DUODENAL UU»S. DUE TO HYW- ACIDITY-FOOR DIGESTION. ACID DjrgMMIA, SOUR STOMACH. CA8SI- NttS. HEARTBURN. CONSTIPATION. BAD BREATH, SLEEPLESSNESS OR fBADACRH. DUt TO EXCESS ACID. Enritlm UK nurmkxu WtOar* 7>«0- fiwu wUch ii brtnciac ttautag rdfef. Sold en IS day* trial. A. H. BOBCHARDT suiting chemist at Ames, gave me some information. I am passing it along. The letter in part says: Says Cost S8c GaL "Alcohol suitable for use in preparing blends with gasoline is now quoted at 38 cents per gallon, in tank cars, delivered in Iowa. The production of this type of alcohol is on a small scale and considerable reduction in prices can be expected with an increase in volume. Raw material prices are unusually high this year. With corn at 60 cents a bushel, and large scale operation, power alcohol can be made to sell at between 20 and 25 cents per gallon. With corn at 75 cents per bushel, the cost of alcohol will be about 30 cents per gallon. "Corn is not the most economic raw material for manufacture of alcohol in most sections of the country. Eventually we shall use Jerusalem artichokes, yams, cull potatoes and probably wood sugar to produce alcohol to sell at not more than IS cents per gallon. You will appreciate that it will take several years of commercial scale operation before such low prices are reached, although we have already completed the laboratory scale research required." Since filling stations could only give 3 to 5 per cent alcohol in gasoline blend and alcohol in tank cars cost 38 cents, my chance for tryout alcohol as a fuel in a blend with gasoline was nil. Congress, a number of years ago, passed a law providing that farmers might manufacture alcohol for fuel without paying the alcohol tax. The law provided for an inspector to be furnished by the government and that the plant must have a certain daily capacity to justify this inspection service. This daily output was so large no plants were ever attempted. At that time it was given out from Washington that potato alcohol could be manufactured for 40 cents per gallon. To manufacture alcohol for fuel the government tax would have to be avoided and inspection would doubtless be a factor. Raw material to produce several thousand gallons per day would also be a problem. Storage alone would eat up a lot of dollars. Output Must Be Large It is doubless true that only in connection with alcohol as a commercial product could fuel alcohol be manufactured. The output must be large to justify government inspection and to insure the same. Finally, I would say fuel and transportation must be considered and after these the market must be found for quantity production. Have our farmers forgotten the grave yards where He buried their hopes and their money put into cooperative packing plants, and cooperative agricultural machinery? Co-operation in the sale of farm produce has proved a success because the raw material is in the farmers' hands, and there is a market for it. But as soon as the produce in manufactured or processed, or the attempt made to do it, • large scale manufacturers crush the attempt —S. H. McNUTT. The tractor of the future will be lighter and faster than present day models, in the opinion of J. B. Dav- dson, head of the Agricultural Engineering at Iowa State College. Lone Rock Vicinity News Items GLASS Auto Glass Replaced while you wait. We carry a complete stock of window glass. GREENBEKG AUTO SUPPLY 36-tf Coming to Emmetoburg, Hotel Kermoore, Wednesday forenoon, Feb. srd; Maaon City, Hotel Oerro Gordo, Tuesday, Feb. 2nd. Return ever?- 28 days. The Ro£t:i:-.r . Eeliable Chica; _ Disease Specials who has since 1907 treated Chronir. Nrrvons an PPECIAl, DISEASES of Men and Wunii-ii t'itn'illcalli, als< of the Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, Lunys, Heart, Blood Dr. J. F. Shaiienberger, M. D. 6kln, Nervous Pelillky. Nerves, Liver,' Stomach, Intestines Bladder. Consumption in an early slags, nB In Ears and Deafness. Paralysis. Non- .Sick Headache. GUI ir^ Eczema. Serotiua, and Kidneys. Catarrh. - ..„ ralsia, Epileps . , & Appendicitis, Gravel, Rheumatism of joints and muscles. *" PILES, FISTULA, FISSURE and other Rectal , Diseases Treated Without Knife. . cal Cases Given Special Attenti t>ver!o<7 r of my patients come from i these I have cured. CONS •ttention* idatlonsj CHICAGO, U4. Gust Kraft was a Sunday guest at the Fred Kulows, Ringsted. Fred Adams, Nebraska, spent Sunday at the George Pettits. The local Red Cross sent $10 and a $5 donation to St Louis for flood relief. The E. J. Heidenwiths, Swea City, were Sunday guests of the Ernest Fischers. The Schuyler Bates family were Sunday suppei guests of the Ora Hulberts. The Jim Longs were Sunday dinner guests of the Walter Leonards, Cylinder. The Roy Clirischilles family, o* Fenton were Sunday guests at the Carl Wieners. G. A. Sharp and son, Delbert, of Dayton, spent Friday and Saturday here in town. Calvin Householder and son, Charles, trucked cattle to Albert Lea, Saturday. Kern Blair and Helen Ponle, Des Moines, spent Sunday evening with Elma Krueger. The Arthur Priebes were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Priebe, Fenton. Luther Reilly and Mrs. Frank Collins, Liver-more, spent Sunday at the Mervin Marlows. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Krause were Sunday evening guests at the Emil Frank's Fenton. Theo. Krueger and son, Harold, were Sunday dinner guests of the Clarence Theesfields, Fenton. Vera Morris, instructor in the Gowrie schools, spent Sunday at the parental Charles Morrises. Esther Godden returned Friday to her home at Seneca after visiting at the Charles Morrie home. The Melvin Hawks family were Sunday supper guests of the Bernard Leepers, north of Lone Rock. Alex Krueger, George Nyrnan and C. M. Gross attended an insurance meeting at Fort Dodge last Friday. Mrs. Caroline Ackerman, who has been staying at the Frank Flaigs, returned to her home at Burt, Friday. The Wesley Householders, Algona, and the Frank Householders spent Sunday at the C. E. Householders. The Albert Thompsons, who have been ill at the M. E. Blanchards, returned Sunday to their home at Bancroft Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kueck spent Monday at Fairmont The Walter Thompsons were Sunday guests of the Kuecks. Mrs. Walter Krause attended a bridge party at the home of Mrs. Clarence Wegcncr, Fenton, Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Emil Laabs spent Saturday at Fort Dodge. They spent the night and Sunday at the Otto Schultz home. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Radig spent Sunday with Mrs. Radig's mother, Mrs. August Krause, at the Henry Meyer home, Fenton. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Dittmer, Charles Dittmer and Mr. and Mrs. Arie Dittmer were Sunday guests of the Leonard Dittmers, Burt Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Blanchard and the Delmar Angus family, Algona, were Sunday dinner guests at the Lawrence Newbroughs. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Snyder spent Suturday and Sumiaj at the home 01 Mrs. Snyder .< parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. AndciFcn, Elmore, Mien. Supervisor Charlrs Morris spent from last Tueulay till Friday at Peoria, HI., where he observed at the Caterpillar Trartor Conipany factory. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Krause and Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Hanna attended a surprise birthday party for Mrs. Walter Jentz at Her home at Fenton, Monday evening. Hans Klindt is assisting at the P. M. Christenson farm, Ben Sloter being ill with rheumatism. The Slo- ters spent the week end at the F. A. Witham home, Algona. Bernice Roderick, who has been employed at Algona, spent from Thursday till Saturday wiht Kathryn Stebritz. She returned Sunday to her home in Ventura. The Henry Schroeders, the Carl Wieners and Mr. and Mrs. H. A Wiener attended a birthday party for Mrs. F. F. Schroeder at her home at Fenton, Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. R. L Dransfeldt entertained in honor of Mrs. Dransfeldt's birthday last Friday evening. Attending were the Frank Bahlings, Burt, and the Alvin Andersons, Doan. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zinnel West Bend, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wichtendahl to Chicago Saturday where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Wichtendahl's aunt, Mrs. Agnes Buelaf eldt Donald Blanchard and . Mabsl Howe spent the week end at Cedar FpJls, Donald visiting his brother, Gordon, and Miss Howe visiting relatives. They also visited Eugene Blanchard at Mason City. Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson, daughters. Ruby and Violet spent Sunday afternoon at the Alton Hulberts, Whittemore. A. P. Nelson and Edward Putzstuck, Britt, were supper guests at the Nelson home. The L B. Hollisters entertained the W. C Heiters last Thursday evening hi honor of Mrs. Hamster's birthday. The W. C. Heiters attended a birthday dinner Sunday at the M. H. Heiter home. Livermore, honoring their son, Lyle. The Eugene Pearsons spent last Monday night at the C. W. Pearsons, Algona. Mr. and Mrs. John Dempsey, Fenton, spent Saturday at the Pearson home. Sunday guests there were Mr. and Mrs. Chris Godfredson, Ringsted. Dale Earing, Bancroft, spent the week end at the Mrs. Evelyn Earing home. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Howe, Rockwell City, spent Saturday night with Mrs. Earing and also the George Pettits. Mrs. Cecil Seegebarth returned to Rockwell City with them for a week's visit E. C. Bierstedt, Burt, spent a week ago last Monday at the Lyle Marlows. Mr. and Mrs. Bierstedt, daughters, Gladys and Evelyn and Arthur Bierstedt, Burt, and Leon- ard Warner, Ledyard, were Sunday supper guests at the Marlows. Lola Marlow and friend spent the evening there. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thompson entertained Sunday evening hi honor of the birthdays, of John Long and Mrs. A. W. Lampe, Ventura. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Dan Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Harris and son, the P. L Persons, the Richard Longs, the Jim Longs, and A. W. Lampes, Ventura. Iowa cow testers proved 114 sires in 1936, setting a new record for the number proved in any year, the Extension Service of. Iowa State College reported. The members of the Thursday 6:30 dinner and bridge club met last week at the Will Boyken home. ATTENTION live Stock Feeder For the highest prices obtainable on the SIOUX CITY market consign your live stock to the CORN BELT COMMISSION OOMPANT. A leading firm with such salesmen as Joe Powers, Johnny Walsh, Larry Wilds, Lon Moss, Ed Schmld, A others. Ask your friends and neighbors about the CORN BELT COMM. CO. For market particulars write or call. Tour live stock will receive our careful attention. CORN BELT LIVE STOCK COMMISSION CO. siocx cmr * OMAHA Bonded for Your Protection HIDES - WOOL TOP MARKET PRICES PAID FOR HIDES AND WOOL Joe Greenberg It's New-It's Different! TNSURED Moth-Proofing! It's the A biggest, newest idea in the cleaning world loday! Besides making TOOT clothes immaculately clean, we also make them absolutely moth-proof — and insure them against moth damage for six months. Most important of all, this unusual new service costs not one cent more than ordinary cleaning! Modern Dry Cleaners Phone 537 BATTERIES! We Carry A Complete Line of Ford Batteries And Our Batteries Will Also Fix Up 40% of All Other Makes of Cars GUARANTEED UP TO 21 MONTHS From 4 types in 13-15-17 plate sizes Let us inspect your battery and connections. Whiter is no time to have battery or cable troubles. Kent Motor Co. SALES SERVICE !

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free