The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 18, 1937 · Page 20
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 20

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 18, 1937
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The Algona Upper D«s Moines, Algona, Iowa, March 18,1937 Construction, Operating Costs Held Down by Low Ceilings The question of ceiling heights is one that has been discussed and disputed for years, and had not the necessity of economy weighed heavily on the side of low ceilings the debate would doubtless still be rag Ing. The urge to cut down in every possible way on the unnecessaries in planning has won many converts to the side of the low-ceiling advocates, and only the few who can afford it still remain in the ranks of those who prefer high ceilings. It is probably just as well, for high ceilings do not go with small rooms, and the present-day tendency toward compactness which design and planning have shown, not only to hold down construction costs but operating costs as well, has called for rooms that are only large enough to perform their functions comfortably but without waste. This new technique in house design has made the home a more efficient place to run, and one of the main Items considered is heating cost and efficiency. High ceilings, of course, increase this cost, as there must be more heat to take care of the Increased space such ceilings provide. The old concept that low ceilings made for a warm house in summer, while true If compared to a house with high ceilings and high windows, is not true if these windows are low. But such windows go only with a large house and would be quite out of keeping with the typical home of today. If the heads of the windows are above the human head line, so that the hot layer of air that gathers at the ceiling may be drained off, a low-ceflinged room may be quite comfortable. Insulation has also helped to protect the house from summer heat and is another factor in making low ceilings possible. S. S. Class At Burt Plans Biblical Play Burt: The Pidelis Sunday School class of the Methodist church will present a biblical play, "His Cross" by Ralph Clagget, at the church on Palm Sunday evening, March 21. at 8 o'clock. The cast of characters includes: P. L. Ryerson, Mrs. P. L. Ryerson. Mrs. M. M Chipman. M. M. Chipman. Rev. G. \V. Wessel, Melvin Nelson and Jay D. Graham. D. L. McDonald was a Mankato, Minn., visitor Monday. The August Stroms, Algona, visited Sunday at the Jay D. Graham home. Mary Jean McDonald entertained the Home Guards last Saturday afternoon. Helen "Schwietert spent the week end with her sister, Myrtle, in Des Moines. John McDonald, Emmetsburg. visited at the O. P. McDonald home Monday. James Goodwin and son, James, DCS Moines, visited Burt relatives. Monday. Mrs. Clair Winkle entertained the Hi-Low bridge club Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Vinaas, Mason City, spent Sunday at the M. L. Vinaas home. The R. A. Bleicks visited Mrs. Bleich's mother, Mrs. John Falk, Sr. at TKonka Sunday. The L. H. Schencks and C. O. Riddles visited at the Elmer Hansen home near Algona Sunday. The R. E. KauUkys and Anna Melnzer, Fort Dodge, spent Sunday at the A. H. Meinzer home. The Methodist Ladies' Aid society will serve its annual Easter dinner at the church Thursday, March 25. Supt. and Mrs. Condit Bowie and Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Tfiaves attended the music contest at Brltt Saturday. Mrs. Earl Miller visited from Friday to Saturday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cox in Algona. Ernest Krueger and daughter, Ruth, were Sunday dinner guests at the Charles Morris home in Lone Rock. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Schroeder spent the week end with theif sons, George and John, who are students at Ames. Caradine, five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Koepke, has been seriously ill with a streptococ- cic sore throat. L. R. Daniels returned Saturday from Lake Crystal, Minn., where he had spent several days with his daughter, Mrs. Joe Beitx. Mrs. W. W. Boettcher entertained at a quilting party Monday afternoon. Mrs. R W. Manus had a similar party Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. H. W. Manus and daughters, Katherlne and Mrs. Lillian Sigler, attended the shower given for Es- ther Godden at Lone Rock Friday. The Woman's Home Missionary society meets with Mrs. G. J. F. Vogel Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. A. G. Volentlne is assistant hostess. Mrs. George Boevers and son, Donald. Algona, visited Friday at the P. F. Kriethe home. Sunday, Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Tribon, Algona, were supper guests at the Kriethe home. The Estel Rentzs visited Mr. Rente's uncle, G. M. Rents, at Wells Sunday. Mrs. Margaret Murray ac- companied them to {Easton, Minn., where she remained for a visit in the home of her daughter. Mrs. A. Staehle entertained a few friends at a one o'clock luncheon on Friday. The affair waa a farewell courtesy for Mrs. A. El Montgomery, who is moving with her family to Dea Moinea next Monday. W. T. Trainer waa surprised Sunday to receive a call from Mr. and Mrs. Louis Carr, Philip. South Dakota. Mr. Carr was a boyhood friend of Mr. Trainer in Indiana and the two hadn't met for more than forty yean. The Fort Dodge Men's CMe glee club will give a concert la the mgB school auditorium Monday evening. March 22. The affair will be a benefit for the high school band and the proceeds will be used to pay the balance due on the new band uniform*. Newspaper circulation is known, and unaffected by great change* from week tp week. Ton know what you are buying, and now many. fraudatt/iat Check Subject for Additional Information or Service Every Man or Woman Has a Right to Be Proud of Their Home - and the Best Home Appliances DO Count Bjustrom's offer you FRIGIDAIRE, the electric iceboxthat revolutionized the kitchen. We have the new 1937 models now on our floor awaiting your inspection. 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