The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 23, 1965 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 23, 1965
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Evelyn Santa is coming to town, and if you don't believe it I wish you could see the decorations that have been put up here. All very festive, and particularly novel and cute are the Santa's head made of red felt, his cap I mean, his merry eyes and White beard, and little verse. All made by the Girl Scouts. Our big tree in the front hall was put up and decorated Sat- vfrday by Girl Scouts. * * * Christmas messages have begun to arrive and as I mentioned last week, the first one was a letter from my cousin Lola Swinney, Yucaipa. The second one was from AbnerLong of Crestview Acres Rest Home, Marlon, written by his son Jack's wife, Betty. She added that open house was held at their home in Cedar Rapids on Abner's eighty-fifth birthday in October. Twenty-seven guests were present, most of them friends from Davenport. And then Dec. 9, I had a card from her saying Abner had fallen in his room, suffered a broken hip and was in St. Lukes hospital and no decision has been made yet on what corrective measures will be taken. He will perhaps return to Crestview, depending on circumstances. * * * The third was a letter from Ed and Genevleve Genrlch in which it was mentioned that last February Gen suffered two heart attacks after which she spent a month in the hospital and from then on led as quiet a life as she could. She is not the quiet kind, so it was a real achievement that she has now been given permission by her doctor to go on a trip that wearies me to even think of, much less do, but a thrilling one if one has the "pep" and urge she apparently has. Quoting from the letter. "Ed has belonged to the Rotary Club-here since 1958. Occasionally, this district sponsors a friendship tour. This year the trip is "Around the World Rotary Safari." When, lllftHnliffliniiiiintRnlnlllHIIHRI safe journey, dear friends, and may good health be with you. * * * Our first entertainers were from "southwest of LuVerne," contradicted by a few from Bode, Twin Rivers and that area-all good natured "ribbing." The barbershop singing was very good and much enjoyed. The octet consists of Lydia Frederick, Helen Hosford, Miriam Kay, Delia Bakken, Pat Brock, Vera Wolf, Babe Enger and Grace Aure. They call themselves the "Melody Mums." They were attractively dressed in identical frocks of black lace over black foundations and white gloves. And beautifully coiffed, I might adu. We hope they come again soon. * * * I was interested in reading an item in the Register the other day. Quoting in part, "The North American Mentor Anthology of Poems," a collection containing the works of 70 American poets, has been published by John Westburg and Associates of Conesville, la. The limited edition of 1,000 copies is dedicated to Raymond Kresensky, an Algona poet who died in 1955 at 57. The volume includes a biography of Kresensky who headed the Iowa Works Project Administration writers project from 1937 to 1940." * * * First floor December birthdays were observed Dec. ^ and honored Adam Reefer and Charley Ostwinkle, the Pink Ladies hostessing. * * * . Millie Slagle recently left husband August for a week during which time he opened cans and managed to survive till she got back from a visit; with her sister Mrs. Selby Russell at Mountain Home, Ark. At Kansas City, some excitement arose when a woman driving a car t rammed into the luggage com- 'partment under the bus. She wasn't hurt and it had happened . .before. It seems she partakes too freely of the "cup that eheers*' and, the T car,and woman .drink. She had better get a hold of herself. Her luck may run out on her some time. * * * Pearl Moore (Mrs. Marc) is wej read of the itinerary late in^ Ocfcbe^we. knew, it-was exactly^ . .-,-- ~, what v -we "wanted/We" didn't dare 1 "* Peeked -of -the "smell of strong hope or dream too much until Gen's doctor gave us the green light. So, we are off Jan. 8 on an interesting 38-day jet trip. Our first stop is Tahiti, then it's Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Lebanon, Jordon, Greece, Italy, England, Paris and home. Our group Is about 45 Rotarians and wifes. We will be entertained by Rotary Clubs in various cities and towns-even to being hosted in their homes. The club in Pietersburg, South Africa has a two-day picture taking safari arranged through the wild animal reserves. They have also arranged visiting the Bantu and Masai villages, tribal dances and ceremonies out of Nairobi, and Kenya." In her personal note to me she promised to show in my room as they did after a trip to Europe" a few years ago. Wonderful pictures and with her as comentator and Ed to point out things I may have missed,, it was indeed a great pleasure, and I hope they make Algona soon after their return home. A all atwltter. She has a Christmas package from her grandson Marc Dean who Is In service and located at Hahn, Ger. She can hardly wait to open It and suspects It Is a cuckoo clock and hopes It is. * * ' * It was an error saying Mrs. John McGulre entertained her bridge club. She was on Jury duty and the date for the entertainment had to be changed. Another woman 1 know has been attending and has found it intensely interesting. * * * The whole town has mourned the death of Wade Sullivan, and now so close comes the death of Herman Hauberg, whom I have known so many yearr. It was only last week I had a phone chat with him and we talked about the "bachelors' ball." My sympathy to his wife Mabel. 1 don't know what relatives he had, but I have been given the impression there are only a few. * * * I have heard that Edna Engler has joined the Senior Citizens in California and purchased a home. When she was here last, she mentioned the one between Riverside and Hemet as probably where she'd buy. She will be well remembered here, but 1 can't make myself believe we belong to the Senior Citizens group - yet 'tis so. * * * It was a relative of the Hugo Johnsons, a Mr. Rehms who delivered his child and used a shoe string where it was most necessary. The baby Becky Lynn Rehms of Des Moines is a great- granddaughter of Hugo and Lucille. * * * The Lawrence Welk program Dec. 4 was made up of old time music. Dick Dale sang "Jimmy Crack Corn" a song my grandfather Cady used to sing to me. And grandma Cady taught me my first song, "John Brown's Body/' They tell me I'd never stand still and sing it, but insisted upon walking around. I must have been about three, according to what I've been told. That promising career never led farther than singing popular music (in my thin soprano) that Johnny Robertson, a relative of Lucille Crose brought to her frequently. One favorite was "Be My Teddy Bear" and "If a Girl Like You Loved a Boy Like Me." Remember, Lucille? * * * . I read an ad the other day that showed a ball point pen which one could use either red or blue ink - the same pen, but I wonder how it was managed. It is "for real" but reminds me of years ago Zada Brunson's father Will had a huge pencil which he told me would write any color I wanted. He had me choose a color and I think I said "Green" - and he wrote green on a piece of paper. Quite a gag. The brother Will and Glen were given to practical jokes and used their mother often to pull their gags on. But Neva Patterson got even with Will. When he and Mrs. Brunson and Zada were guests of the Johnnie Pattersons in Portland, Neva put a dribble glass at Mr. Branson's place. Whenever he'd take a drink of water, some would dribble down his chin onto his tie. It was some time before he discovered the way the rim was made. Then his plate would wiggle. Neva had put a Oat rubber contraction under his plate and would squeeze on a concealed tube which would force air into it and move the plate. Thurldoy, D**mb«r 23, 196S Algeria (la.) Upper DM Molnet-f ' Serves him right for all the tricks he had played. The Patterson family consisted of the father Johnnie, a carpenter, his wife and two daughters, Essie, an ^ artist, and Neva who married Collyer Potter. All have been gone for some time except Neva from whom I expect Christmas greetings as I get a letter every Christmas. 1965 True Christmas peace be with you in this Holy time, MERGEN & WEiSTiR ALGPNA Painter*'* Decorator, 295.3494 May every blessing of this Christmas be yours as you gather with family and friends J BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY 109 N. DODGE THUENTE PHARMACY PRESCRIPTION \ For Address -,__ Date NO MEDICINE THIS TIME Just cur best wishes for a wonderful Christmas Holiday and a New Year of Health & Happiness THDESLi ARMAiY FURNITURE and CARPETS Holiday Greetings AT THIS TIME WE WANT TO WISH YOU A VERY, VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR FOR 1966! THANKS A LOT! ^» X YES, we at LINDE IMPLEMENT CO. have enjoyed the largest year in the 28 years we have been in business in Swea City. (Even much larger than our previous banner year) THANKS TO YOU OUR MOST VALUED CUSTOMERS. - BUSINESS HAS BEEN BOOMING ALL SEASON AT LINDE IMPLEMENT IN SWEA CJTY. It makes us feel proud that we are giving you the service that you are entitled to for us to warrant your continued business or we would be unable to be setting sales records that again made LINDE IMPLEMENT HIGH DEALER FOR ALLIS- CHALMEftS IN THE SIOUX CITY BRANCH. We have delivered well over 100 new and used corn pickers and combines in 1965. This included 21 NEW SELF-PROPELLED COMBINES THIS YEAR as well as 20 NEW IDEA CORN PICKERS. So in two crop seasons we now have 32 new A-C Cleaners and New Idea Uni- Systems in Operation. Probably the most harvesting equipment sold by any dealer within hundreds of miles in one season. (We are planning service schools on these machines for all the owners during the coming months. We nre just as interested in the operation of your machine after you own it as we are in selling it to you). True, at times we have been rushed to the extent of not being able to give you as prompt service as we would like, but we wish to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for bearing with us. We have had phone calls for parts from Lake Andes, S. Dak., Albert City, Iowa, Litchfield, Minn., and many people drive for over 100 miles to get repairs. We do appreciate the business but it has caused our parts stock to get depleted on some items but overall we believe that we have filled over 99% of all the repairs asked for. WE WILL HAVE NEW MACHINES TO SHOW YOU FOR 1966 INCLUDING NEW MACHINES TO WORK ON THE UNI-SYSTEM — So when in Swea City be sure and stop in to see us. WE ARE PROUD OF OUR TOWN — THE BIGGEST LITTLE TOWN IN IOWA*. We have excellent grocery stores, garages, cafes, elevators, clothing stores, gas stations, hardware, lumberyard, along with five fine churches (all new or remodeled), a dandy school, as well as the finest park and swimming pool. So make Swea City your Shopping Headquarters. So let us say "Thanks Again" for your patronage. It is greatly appreciated. "One Of The Largest Repair Stocks In The Midwest" Allis-Chalmarj • New Idea • Gehl • Kewanee • Meyer • Stan-Hoist • Lindsay LINDE IMPLEMENT CO. Phone 272-4801 Swea City, Iowa

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