The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 1, 1962 · Page 9
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Large Stock of REPLACEMENT PARTS On Hand Prompt Service At All Times Service Motors Availablt For Emergency Use PRATT ELECTRIC CO. Phone CY 4-4326 Algona, la Barbara Brandow Is Band Queen From A.H.S, Unit Upper, Beg Jiome£ Tax Distribution Finds Schools Share Is 84% MISS ALGONA — Barbara Brandow, above, daughter of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Brandow of rural Algona, will be the band queen candidate from Algona high at the annual Mason City Band Festival next month. She is a senior, member of the Cadette drill team, and active in many other school activities in addition to the school band. Million & Half Tax Money To 28 Units County school districts, cities and towns, townships and the Agricultural Extension Service have received a total of $1,824,846.43 in checks from Kossuth county according to County Treasurer Rosella Voigt, who compiled the figures this week. All of this money comes from real estate and personal property taxes. Of the total, which waS paid out of income from first installment payments of property and personal taxes collected this year, $1,538,127.28, or slightly more than 84 percent, went to school districts. A year ago, $1,402,391.97 went to county school districts. Checks totaling $255,299.31 went to cities and towns, with Algona receiving $148,970.86 of the total A year ago, Algona got $150,107.9fi and payment totaled $254,278.54 for the entire county. Townships received payments for cemetery, fire equipment and repairs totaling $19^,419.84, compared with a total of $19,855 in 1961 and the Agricultural Extension Service got $12,000 this year. •t&yiOW^VWXy^^ MOTHERS' DAY MAY 13 A BOX OF FAMOUS KAYSER NYLONS . . The perfect way to surprise Mother on her day . . . bare-leg seamless hosiery in flattering hot-weather shades. Sizes 9 to 11. $1.35 each... box of 3 pairs, $3.90 Jewelry Choose from lustrous pearls, sparkling stones, chalk white summer styles ... in necklaces, earrings, pins . . . and special boxed sets. $ 1.00 & $2.00 witli love with love Kay Whitney's entirely charming "Gold Label" fash* Ion in wonderful 65% Da» pron» polyester/35% cotton voile print...machine wash* able . . , Jittle-or-no-iron-* The Perfect Mother's Day (Jiftl . . . flattering portrait collar, % button front clos-* Ing, layover pleats on side front skirt, 2-pc. flared back skirt. In fuschia or blue. Kay Whitney 1 * entirely charming "Gold Label" fashion in wonderful 65% Dacron« polyester/35% Wttw Voile print...machine wash* able , , . little-or-no-bon-* The Perfect Mother'! Day Gift! . . . Shirtdress with button-to. waist % front closing, 3-gore back skirt, border panel front In blue ftr beige. Melmac Dinnerware With a 2 year guarantee against breakage, even in a dishwasher ! Serviceable in attractive patterns. $19.98 45 piece set with 16 pieces decorated with brown maple leaf pattern on white grounds, or pink dogwood floral pattern. Contemporary coupe shape. Ceramic Serving Pieces .Beautiful gold \vajhed,. serving'.., pieces aijd ash trays from Califor-A nia Originals. In a host of modern ~ colors and unusual shapes. See our large collection. 1.00 and up CARAFE Wonderful for entertaining or for every day table use. Gold maple leaf design on heat resistant carafe with brass candle warmer. 12 cup size with warmer $ 4.98 JUST UNPACKED Beautiful assortment of Wall Plaques by Miller. Solid Craftsmanship, beautiful designs, the brightest colors, the newest finishes. All in "Window Box" Gift Boxes. Shop our Downstairs Store and see our new section of Wall-to-Wall Plaques by Miller. 29 C to $ 2.00 Wrought Iron Boudoir Chair Wonderful for bedroom, bath, guest rooms. Small iron chair with plastic covered cushion in White, Pink, or Turquoise. $ 4.99 AN ORCHID TO MOM . . . FROM GRAHAMS! On gift purchases of $2.00 or more, we'll tie an ever-fresh artificial orchid to your gift package . . . our compliments to Mothers I Townships 1.3*' Ag. Ext. Serv. .7% Checks written recently, with designations were: SCHOOLS Algona $493,943.77 Armstrong 25,412.94 Bancroft 17,443.37 Buffalo Center 32,197.56 Burt 98,283.02 Corwith-Wesley 65,434.95 Fenton 15,250.00 Lakota 105,639.22 Ledyard 70,502.52 Lone Rock 5,900.00 LuVerne 85,519.07 Rake 16,438.49 Ringsted 2,498.41 Sentral 113,295.42 Swea City 109,652.44 Titonka 118,236.55 Wesley 15,200.00 Whittemore 26,324.42 West Bend 57,245.11 Grant 25,116.55 Greenwood 3,962.21 Lotts Creek 7,596.12 Prairie 1,644.45 Ramsey 1,384.11 Ri- erdale 6,077.83 Sherman 1,992.51 Whittemore „. ,..„... 10,168,28 Twin Rivers'. 5,768.02 TOTAL $1,538,127.28 CITY Algona $148,970.86 Bancroft 22,249.43 Burt 7,000.00 Fenton 7,500.00 Lakota 5,000.00 Ledyard 3,500.00 Lone Rock 1,600.00 LuVerne 6,800.00 Swea City 17,500.00 Titonka 8,400.00 Wesley 9,000.00 Whittemore 17,609.00 West Bend 170.00 TOTAL $255,299.31 TOWNSHIPS Buffalo $ 740.00 Burt 1,005.00 Fenton German Grant Greenwood Harrison Hebron Irvington Ledyard Lincoln Lotts Creek LuVerne Plum Creek Portland Prairie 1,027.73 Ramsey 355.24 Riverdale 916.19 Seneca 515.00 Seneca (Ringsted Fire) 120.00 Sherman 1,400.00 Union 1,040.00 Wesley 1,530.00 615.22 335.00 200.00 535.00 310.00 310.00 795.00 410.00 30.00 615.00 2,060.00 975.00 820.00 Whittemore Eagle .... Garfield . Springfield Swea TOTAL $19,419.84 AG EXTENSION SERV. $12,000.00 920.00 215.00 210.40 320.00 235.00 Cresco W.S.C.S. Guest Day Held, Bttrf Burt — The annual Guest Day of the Burt W.S.C.S. was held at the church Thursday with 76 guests from the Ledyard, Titonka, Fenton, Doan, Good Hope and Burt W.S.C.S. registering. In charge of registration were Jenny Riebhoff and Lurena Soderburg. In charge of the program were Hazel Teeter, Jenny Riebhoff and Elsie Lockwood. Guest speaker was Mrs. R. E. McGowan, former North Iowa W.S.C.S. Conference president and now a house mother at Friendship Haven, Fort Dodge. Organ music was furnished by Gwenyth Teeter, 860.00 who also accompanied Frances '.WAV ' f tfj&ax&o&ax^^ i HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON ALDRIN GRANULES fn an effort to get more business by towering prices, some formulators of granules are cutting their costs by omitting the very important "de-activating" agent How important is this? It's most important unless you want to use under-strength granules this spring. The commonly used cfajr carriers are ocid en tftelr surfaces, and this acidity causes partial or complete decomposition of either Aldria or Heptachlor, unless the acidity is neutralized or "de-activated" during the manufacture of the granules. If you use any granules that have not been de-activated, ft is probable that the loss in strength, which starts at the moment of foimulaUo^ will range from 10% to as high as 50%. ISNT THIS FALSE ECONOMY? fn buying a cheap granule, you can saw at most from 2Vz to 10 cents per acre. Costs of growing an acre of corn vary, but an average cost might run about $63.00 per acre. WHY TAKE A CHANCE ON POOR INSECT CONTROL for less than o DIME an acre? How can you be sure that the Insecticide granules yea use this spring have been de-activated ... are fuQ strength? By insisting on "Sure Death" brand Aldri* granules, manufactured only by Woodbury Chemical Company, who guarantees that this is sa» PLAY SAFE — BE SURE — insist on Woodbur/s "Sure Death" Aldrin granules, Let us show you a copy of Shell Chemical Company's technical bulletin on the importance of de-activation. We have one in our office, and we hove "Sure Death" Aldrin granules for your protection. FARMERS SERVICE CENTER IT ts PHOM TIMK A(i UN. (Jirls arc planning pretty parly drosses and the boys are lining up diitrs and Iransportaiinn for tho dance A phenomenal change takes places in hundreds of young ladies the day of the prom. In a matter of a couple of hours the> emerge from Biirmu- da short clad teen-agers with their hair in rollers and iream on their faces to full fledged glamour girls .lust like Cinderella, when she went •o that famous hall. SPKAKIWi OK CINOK.KKI.I.A. 1 wonder what happened to her after the story ended. It says they "lived happily ever after". When the prince brought her shoe around the day after the ball and it turned out to be the correct size, she thumbed her nose at the cruel stepsisters and the dirty dishes and look off with her prince The story ends with 'happily ever after", but this seems to me a mighty poor place to leave off. It could be that the interesting part of the Cinderella story was just starting. it i t WITH TlltS IN MINI). I DKC'IDKI) to interview Cinderella in years after the ball. Nobody answered when I knocked at the door of the castle, but when 1 yelled, "Yoo hoo. Cinderella", a voice answered me from the kitchen so I went right in. There I found Cinderella standing in the fireplace with tears running down her face, just, as she was when the original story began ! SHK WIPED HER HANDS ON THE rather disreptuble blue jeans she was wearing, shook my hand graciously and in answer to my question said, "Yes, I'm Cinderella. At least they used to call me that. Since I've been married they mostly call me Ella — Ella Charming. You'll have to excuse the way I look; I haven't had time to get cleaned up. I've been wanting to get at this fireplace for weeks, but I had to put if off because I was getting ready for the ball." "AND NOW YOU'VE HEEN C'KYINC because you can't go to tho ball," I clucked sympathetically. "Heck, no", replied Cinderella, "I was bawling because I got a cinder in my eye." "THEN YOU ARE OOINfi TO THE MALI., and dance with Prince Charming like you did in the story I've always heard about you'.'", I said hopefully. "Heck no," .she answered. I haven't gone to a dance in years. My husband, George is terribly hard to drag out — hasn't danced willingly with me for years — almost ever since that ball where we met. Come to think about it, he hasn't bought me any more dancing slippers since that time, either ! No, we're not going to the ball, but our daughter, Cindy and our son, Duke are. I've been making Cindy's dress and talking Duke into asking a girl for a dale. They are juniors and seniors this year and it's a big night for them !" :!' t >l I NOTICED YOU REFERRED TO YOUR husband as "George", I said. Didn't you marry Prince Charming after all ?" Ella laughed and said, "Indeed I did ! George Charming. In the old days they used to call him Prince because his father was king of horse buyers In these parts. George got both the title and the business from his Pa. Wo also moved into his folks old place. You can call it a castle if you want to, but let me tell you it's sure hard to keep clean ! And drafty ! We spent over $50 a month last winter for gas and we didn't keep half warm enough." » * * THIS FAMILIAR COMPLAINT WASN'T exactly what I came to interview Cinderella about, so I tried to tactfully get her oft the subject. "Cinderella", I said, "you know the story of the way you met your husband has become a sort of romantic tradition to millions of us." * * * "HOW ABOUT THAT?", Cinderella chuckled. "Yes, the way I had to get out of that dance hall by twelve o'clock and George running- a n Over the neighborhood the next morning trying on shoo*,' Old cause qulta. a 'stir. A reporter from one of (he wire services picked up the story and • sent it coast to coast. George, or Prince as we called him them, has jeen trying to live it down ever since ! However, it still seems pretty drilling to me. But I guess the story of the way she met her man s pretty special to any girl, isn't it ?" t * * "HUT DID YOU LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER ?", I asked, thinking of the assignment my editor had given me. "Golly, 1 never thought much about it", said Ella. "You'll have to ask George about that. He's up in the tower watching the fights on TV. I'll call him and the kids, too. I'd like to have you see them all dressed up for the dance." * * * PRINCE, OR RATHER, GEORGE, was still a mighty nice looking guy. I could see why Cinderella flipped for him 20 years ago and that gray at his temples sure didn't do his looks any harm. Duke, also was a fine looking young man, and the daughter, C'indy — well, she was a dream ! Her mother had made this dress — it was white tulle with literally millions of sequins hand-sewn on it. When I complimented the girl on her appearance she said sweetly, "Yes, when it comes to making a ball gown, Mom is a real Fairy Godmother." * t. * I COULD TELL THIS PLEASED ELLA, but she blushed a little and said, "Godmother '.' It's more like Goshmother. It's always, 'Gosh Mother, can't you make the skirt a little shorter '.' Or Gosh, Mother I've simply got to have more allowance !" George, too, was a little awed at his daughter's beauty, but he said gruffly, "I'll tell you, young lady, you'd better come home with both of your shoes. I just laid out $14.95 for that pair and they aren't even real glass, only plastic ! Another thing, you'd better be home on the stroke of :! a.m. or you'll be grounded for sure !" * * * "OH, DADDY", CINDY WAILED, "Everybody's going to the all- night party. I'll be the only one there with a curfew." The Charmings evidently had decided to present a united front on this issue for Ella put in, "Now, Cindy, don't fret. When I was your age 1 had to get home exactly at twelve !" » *. * IT WAS THE SON, IH'KK'S turn for parental admonishments. His Dad handed him the car keys and said, "Now for goodness sakes, bo careful ! The way some of these young pups drive, you'd think cars grew on vines like pumpkins '." Timidly, Duke asked, "How full is the gas tank ?" His dad replied in a soft roar. "It's half full ! If you want to play Prince Charming with more than that, you'll have to do it on your own gas !" I NEVER DID dET THE ANS\\rR fruin Cinderella und her prince as to whether or not they were living happily ever after. But we had a nice talk, with quite a bit of bragging on both sides about our kids. When 1 left them, George was supressing u yu\ui and 1 knew 1 had kept him up past his bedtime. Klla was writing a note to the milk man to leave a half pint of whipping cream for her dessert for bridge club the next day and I knew she'd find several things to do around the castle so she'd still be up when C'indy came humu and she could tell her mother all about the. ball. * * » HAPPILY i:\KK AFTER '.' Well, it depends upon your viewpoint. Heal life is a little different from fairv stores, but there can be magic in it Happiness has a way of acquiring a different meaning between the ages uf 20 and W But with the evidence of the castle, with part of the mortgage paid off, the signs of affection between Cinderella and her prince, und the two fine children, Id sa> they are doing pretty well. ' — (.RACE. South Phillips Street Algona McDonald, who rendered a vocal solo. Devotions were given b> Lorrain Compney and words of welcome were given by the local president, Mary Jean Andrews In charge of ushering and dining room were Jean Lock wood and Toots Hoppus Kitchen hostesses were Lefie Me- Mullen, Genevieve Graham, Louise McFarland, Audrey Curtis, Hazel Larson, Marian Westling, Edna Smith. Mane Parsons, and Ruby HUH kits Mr and Mrs C H. Me Mullen were Tuesday evening dinner guests at the Gottlieb Reefer home in l.akota The occasion was in liuiidi' i>i ine birthday anniversary nt I'oaili Jen> Me Mullen. Al Bell, noted lecturer and world traveler, will present an Assembly program at the Burt school at 9 a.m. on May 3.

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