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Well, 1 have "Petty Mason" and "Password" taken cafe of, so fiow 1 can go to other things. f had to divide "Bufke's Law'* and Danfty Kaye last night, but what I saw of Danny was a disappointment. 1 didn't cafe t6t his dance routine with Owen Verdon and their costumes were attroclous. But, thank heaven, t hope we have had the last of the Beatles! Could i possibly have been a screaming teenager? No, t know they would have left me as unmoved emotionally then as I am how. * * * 1 am sorry to report the cal* chicom plant 1 mentioned last week didn't last very long. The blossoms stood up so perky the first few days, then drooped- spineless, and died. Gertie Paul- stick, the owner, took it home, and is going to plant it and see what happens. * * * 1 had an interesting letter from Esther Charlotte Smith, Charles City, which ! Want to Share with you in part, "the recent tornado recalled my late father's reminiscences of the great cyclone of Sept. 21, 1894, a full account of which appears in the Ben Reed's history 9? the county. Mercifully this year's tornado caused no loss of life, but the one 70 years ago killed 26, some of them on the same farms in Plum Creek township damaged by this year's storm. My aunt Belle Smith Black, a child in 1894, probably remembers little about the great storm that year, My father, a young boy living east of Algona then, Was milking in the barn and heard the terrible roaring as the tornado passed a few miles to the north. Aunt Belie was, i think, at her daughter's, Mrs. George Kalh's, this year When the Aug. 29 storm hit there. My late mother, who was 11 years old in 1894, used to tell of visiting the <?« B. Carrs, parents of Marjorle and Mabel Carr Olson, in Bancroft, on the hight of the 1894 storm, the girls were anticipating attending - of all things - the Klckapoo Indian medicine show (I've heard my mother mention it too, Charlotte). It was appearing under canvas where St. John's Catholic church now stands. Shortly before they were to start, darkness like night came, the wind began to pull open tightly closed doors, first on one side of the house, then the other. Rain fell in torrents, 1 believe the show tent blew down and there was other damage, but the loss of lives occurred south in Union, Plum Creek, Lotts Creek and Wesley townships, Newspapers printed a few days later, reported that Algona hadn't enough coffins in town to bury so many dead." * * *

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  1. The Algona Upper Des Moines,
  2. 06 Oct 1964, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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