F arm 6c Home Section readers who sign up for the Alaska tour this summer will visit the 49th state at the host time of the year, June and July—AND with congenial companions, all with the same interests and backgrounds. This adds to the enjoyment, for we all know that sharing a pleasant experience is half the fun. As announced in our February issue, die tour will depart June 27th. traveling by train with stops at lovely Banff and Lake Louise in .Canada, then on to Vancouver, British Columbia, where you board the SS PRINCESS PATRICIA. The nine-day steamship cruise up the Inside Passage is the highlight of the tour. \Vritc immediatelv for vour free, illustrated copy of the folder giving complete daily itineraries, rate's, and other pertinent details of the tour. Don't wait another day! Join our group for a memorable vacation. Just address a card or letter to: Farm and Home Tours, 20 North Carroll Street. Madison, Wisconsin. What is she satisfied about? She is in a Speed Queen coin laundry, and she's satisfied that the Speed Queen washes extra clean ... is simple to operate . . . and that there is plenty of evidence around that Speed Queen washers are dependable. Go to a Speed Queen laundry and try these ruggedly built washers . . . washers that must not only please the public but please the owner's pocketbook. AUTOMATIC MVU WITH MAI GRATIFIED You have a pocketbook, too. You don't want repair bill headaches anymore than a coin laundry owner. The guarantee period passes by fast, and then a washer (or dryer) is on its own. Remember, It's what's INSIDE a washer that counts most. See the Speed Queen wastfttt and dryer line at your Speed Queen dealer — or write Speed Queen. A Division of McGraw—Edison Co.. Ripon, Wisconsin. AUTOMATIC WASHERS AND MATCHING DRYERS AVAILABLE IN WHITE AND COLORS Electric or Gas SPEED QUEEN. Mtrs. of Commercial and Home Laundry Equipment GRASSROOTS GLEANINGS m- • by Bitt Stokes lAzLt*. . AW "The average man has two worries these days," says The Henry (HI.) News-Republican, "what the government spends and what his wife spends. The only difference is that he s not afraid to attack government spending." If only our minds would grow with the passage of years instead of our waistlines, sighs The Boonville (Ind.) Standard. There are 94 million drivers in the United States, and forty- one per cent of them are women, observes The Ogden (Iowa) Reporter. The observation is not followed by any comment, which makes The Reporter either cowardly or very smart. We're not going to comment either. Ostriches are the world's largest birds, reports The Macon (Mo.) Chronicle-Herald. An adult ostrich is almost eight feet tall, weighs about 300 pounds and can run at speeds up to 30 miles an hour. Does that sound like anyone you know? Now on my wife's side of the family .... "People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know enough to quit," says The Denison (Iowa) Bulletin. Destiny may shape our end, observes The Herald-Tribune of Batesville, Ind., but the calorie intake is what shapes our middle. Another nature note comes from The Northwest Blade, Eureka, S. D. This one tells us that an elephant's brain weighs thirteen pounds. It sorta makes you wonder why elephants don't go to zoos to throw peanuts at people. A man is like a tack, claims The Adair County Free Press of Greenfield, Iowa. He can only go as far as his head will let him. It costs $11.40 a week to feed a teenage boy, and $8.80 to feed a teenage girl, reports The Frankenmuth (Mich.) News. The figures were furnished by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. I wish the department had never furnished them. It was better not to know the financial disaster we are involved in. The 1965 cars are longer and wider, reports The Watertown (Wis.) Daily ,Times, indicating that Detroit is nearer its ultimate goal—the two-garage car. It happened during the last election campaign reports The Davison (Mich.) Index. The politician paused during his speech. "Now ladies and gentlemen," he said, "I'd like to tax your memory a bit." ',-• To which a voice from the audience protested, "Oh no, not i that too." ! While we're on stories, The Harvard (HI,) Herald tells this j one. The bride was anything but a tidy housekeeper. It bothered] her no end, until one evening her husband called from the! hall, somewhat dismayed, "Honey," he shouted, "where's the] dust on this table? I had a phone number written on it." The editor of The Democrat Tribune of Mineral Point, Wis.,1 writes, "Even the most beautiful woman when she dons hair! rollers, becomes a Martian-appearing monster who tops even! the most weird creations of the Hollywood horror movie makeup men."
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