The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 2, 1965 · Page 3
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.) Upptr f>«« MoiimTumtloy, Navtmb*r 2, 1965 iiMiiiiniiiiiiimiiiiifflH^ Can you think of a more wonderful gift on your birthday than a little girl - or a boy ? But Trudy and Don Smith, Jr., having two boys, Dan and Bill, were hoping for a little girl. And believe it or not, Doc Stork was cooperative and little Martha Ann arrived October 19, a birthday gift to Trudy. * * * Nature sort of out-did itself again when Fairie Kuhn picked strawberries Oct. 18. Millie Nolte used to do a lot of gardening, too. I think she has had to let down a bit. A broken arm isn't too conducive to gardening, but she and Fairie are owners of "green thumbs." * * * / When I read the late President Kennedy liked the James Bond stories I tried a few. Jan Fleming's last book before he died was "The Man with the Golden Gun." Well, Bond is 0. K., but not for me. I go for Agatha Christie, the Perry Mason stories, and Margaret Scherf is my favorite. Too bad she doesn't write more. I think I have read every one in the library. * * * Millie and August Slagle called on me Sunday. We got talking about farms vs. towns. Millie and I are on the town side and August is all for the farm. Millie and I like to be where there is companionship and August is all for the quiet and serenity of a farm and said he was never happier than when alone in a cornfield picking in the old fashioned way, via hand, all by himself. That may be 0. K. but he forgot that there are many "ears" around. Wonder what they hear ? * * * Oct. 17 was a banner day. Warm enough to go without the light sweaters I wear much of the time - I go from green, black, blue and red, depending on the dress I wear. It seemed so good, but October has changed a bit since, and I'm back to the green one this A. M. Thankful for sunshine, however, after a very windy night. * * * A friend of mine has decided on a new hobby - weaving carpets - and has purchased a loom. Oh, she doesn't intend to go at it in a commercial way just for her own purposes and perhaps a few relatives. I can remember when a Mr. Blinkman, a blind man, wove carpeting commercially and going with grandma Cady and mother to see about haveing some weaving done. Grandma was fond of red, so the rags had been colored red, some black and with black warp. It was very pretty, but unfortunately grandma was taken sick and never saw the carpet down, We used strips of it for years, long after it was no longer used in our dining room. And a pretty room it was too - white ruffled curtains, pretty wallpaper - sort of a Colonial decor. * * * Well, the talk of rising taxes which burns everyone doesn't make me burn half as much as congressmen voting themselves fat, extra salaries - which, of course, must raise taxes to pay for them to sifand argue and hash things over and over. What a wonderful job when one can calmly vote extra pay - then talk about easing poverty. Oh, for a Republican administration again and see if they could mess a little less I Where's a good soap box I could borrow ? * * * I wish Mrs. Gilles was well enough to come down to my room and see how the trees have been trimmed. She has worried so much ever since she came here six years ago about the dead limbs. It was fun watching proceedings. It is quite an education seeing the machinery in action. And what an improvement it has made with all the old dead branches removed. * * * Mrs. James Utt had an interesting experience recently seeing a man being made to walk a straight line to see how intoxicated he was. He had hit the side of a car driven by a woman who had signaled a right turn. A sniff of the man's breath and his zig-zagging walk proved he had partaken too much of "John Barleycorn." Fortunately the girl was uninjured. * * * This staggers the imagination I Think of processing, labeling and putting in trays 40,000 "glad" bulbs and caring for 300 dahlia bulbs! Well, that's what the John Schimmels are doing. In addition to that, Mrs. Schimmel says she has canned between 400 and 500 quarts of fruit. How ambitious can one be ? * * * Wade Sullivan told me a few weeks before the public announcement was made that he was retiring. Well, good for him. I can remember what the late Glen Raney used to say about the amount of work. The only complaint I have about the deal is the location of the new building and the old one, very good-looking and in a fine location, empty and abandoned looking. I hope something nice takes over soon. * * * I wonder how long it will be before another change in a business location will be announced publicly ? * * * My father was such a lover of horses and Dan Patch was THE horse of his day. I wish he could read the interesting story of the famous racer that was sent with my telephone bill. He was purchased by Will Savage in 1902, and young Dan, at six years brought $60,000 more than twice as much as ever paid for any pacer before him, Dan was taken by Savage to a 700-acre farm near the Twin Cities. In 1908 Dan, at the Minnesota State Fair, paced the mile in 1:55, a record that stood for three decades, From then on, the Dan Patch pennant waved atop the Savage barn. With Dan's fame, coaster wagons and even washing machines were named for him and a nearby railroad was called the Dan Patch Line. Even a horse is slowed up by old age and he was retired, When Dan became ill, and Savage became ill, too - the same date - July 4, 1916. Savage died just 32 hours after Dan and their funerals were held at the same hour and both were buried side by side under a favorite tree beside the river. I remember giving my father a framed picture of Dan for a Christmas gift one year and he was greatly pleased with it. Mrs. Laura Burtis, 92, was brought to Good Samaritan Oct. 21. She is the mother of Glenn and Cecil Burtis. Until a fall in which she suffered a broken hip, she had been fine physically and fortunately her mind is clear and alert. * * * I've always bragged about the good flavor of Algona water, but I am changing my mind. Either my taste is keener or a larger dose of fluoridation has been made. Anyhow, it now tastes like medicine. * * * I have two violets in one planter. One is white, one purple. They are doing some crossbreeding, for the white violet has several blossoms tinted purple. Very pretty. * * * This was in our last V. L M., a Methodist sheet which means Very Important Messages. This little quip is so cute I had to pass it on - "Happiness is finding your glasses soon enough to still remember what you wanted them for." And - "The best rule when reading the menu in a restaurant: If you can't pronounce it, you can't afford it." * * * Oct. 22 - The water is back to normal - tastes good again. What happens ? Does it get a shot every now and then ? It's only the past few days I noticed it, and now thank goodness, it's normal again. * * * Thank you Clara McClellan (Mrs. Clint) of LuVerne for your letter and for setting me straight on the preparation of venison. She says she marinated the meat in salad oil and vinegar before cooking it. She hopes no one's meat was spoiled by my misunderstanding of her instructions, but it surely doesn't sound any worse than sauerkraut, tomato and onion casserole, for which she has a recipe. She added that Winifred McClellan, Clint's brother, and brother of the late Ruth Raney whom many of us older Algonans knew well, was found dead in his room at Sioux City the same day Clint was buried. The three died in practically the same manner, and so few years after Ruth. Nice to hear from you, Clara. And Ding - I am elated at your letter 1 Thanks so much. 102 Kossulh Students Are Now At ISU Kossuth county has 102 students among the record 14,014 enrolled at Iowa State University, Ames, this fall. Enrollment at Iowa State is up for the fifth consecutive year. Students from Kossuth include: Richard A. Olsen, Sexton; Howard L. Person, Rodney Smith^ Gerald Thompson and Petrea Thoreson, Swea City; Mark Boyken, Bill Carroll, Kathleen Eden, Diane Gartner, Janice Larsen, James Stecker and Edward Wertjes, Titonka; Lorraine Funnemark, Fredrick Girres, Vivian Pommer, Philip Seaberg and Daniel and Louise Skow, Wesley. Milton Butzke, David Frink, Daniel Gilmore, Earl Maahs, Everett Maahs, Donald Meyer, Cletus and John Mosbach and John Zohbon, Whittemore; Gary Angle, Douglas Barr, Virgean Bierstedt, Russell Bode, Jean Christiansen, Neil Colwell, Patricia Conn, Fred Duerr, Philip Egel, Roger Ferris, Dorene Funk, John Gilbert, Jerald Helmers, Dennis Helmke, Alan Holt, Pamela Hopkins, Lois Hunt, Lance Johnson, Larry Leaneagh, Darwin Leek, Vernell Ludwig, Joel and Michael McNeill, Dennis Miller, Joyce Nelson, Maureen O'Brien, Jean Owens, Linda Percival, William Rahm, Sandy Schenck, David Skogstrom, Richard Slobe, Vicki Steil, Judith Switzer, Sharon Willrett and Daniel Zaugg, Algona. Melvin Degeeter, Eugene Dumstorff,. Donald Hanisch, Edmund McGuire, Donald and Thomas Smith and John Weber, Bancroft; Marcia Angle, Du- Wayne Gebken, Monte Hammond, Ellen Henry, Kenneth Richter, and Ann Wilson, Burt; Earl and Jon Jentz and Timoth Struecker, Fenton; Patrick Frankl and Norman Klein, Irvington. Elizabeth Buckets, Craig Ellsworth, David Sleper and Virgil Wallentine, Lakota; Ann Carpenter, Roger and William Green, Lyle Haag, Lavorne Klocke, Monica Munyer and Dianne Waterhouse, Ledyard; Lynn Bierstedt, Roger Hutchinson and Jacqueline Laabs, Lone Rock; Rae Ann Brink, Douglas Holmes, Daryl Jagels, David Mueller, Sheri Ramus and John Wickett, LuVerne. Notes Of iServicemei US ARMY, VIETNAM (AHTNC) ". . . They are trained and ready to meet the new face of war . . .," said the "Big Red One" commander, Major General Jonathan O. Seaman, as Pvt. Michael E. Dixon and SP/4 Keith E. Sunde debarked here with other members of the 1st Infantry Division. Dixon is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Dixon, Bancroft, and Sunde a son of Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Sunde, Lakota. Dixon is a radio operator and Sunde a wireman. "The Fightin' First," as it is also known, participated in 18 major campaigns during World Wars I and n, earning 15 battle streamers. In World War n the division was first in North Africa, Sicily and France, and first to crack Hitler's Siegfried Line. During the two wars 21 of the division's members were awarded the coveted Medal of Honor. General Seaman noted the spirit of the unit and the capabilities of its men when he remarked, ". . . These men of the 1st Division are good, and they know it ..." Dixon entered the Army in January, 1965, and completed basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., while Sunde entered the Army in December, 1962. Science Shrinks Piles New Way Without Surgery Stops Itch—Relieves Pain New York, N. Y. (Spccl.l) _ For the first time science has found a new healing substance with the astonishing ability to shrink hemorrhoids, stop itching, and relieve pain —without surgery. In caso after case, while gently relieving pain, actual reduction (shrinkage) took place. Most amazing of all—results were BO thorough that sufferers made astonishing statements like'"Piles have ceased to be a problem I" The secret is a new healing substance (Bio-Dyne*)—discovery of a world-famous research institute. This substance is now available in tuppoiitory or ointment form under the name Preparation //». At alt drug counters. DIAMOND'S DIAMOND'S DIAMOND'S DIAMOND'S D I A M O N D I A M O N We at Diamond's don't want to sell all the Jackets in the area. All we at Diamond's would like to do Is sell you YOURS! DIAMOND'S - Algona D I A M O N D I A M O N DIAMOND'S DIAMOND'S DIAMOND'S DIAMOND'S

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