The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 17, 1960 · Page 20
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 17, 1960
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U> \A (Id.) Upper pgt Moine* Tuesday, May 17, I960 Tidbits by Evelyn Abner Long of Davenport having had time to think about the Algona Brownies baseball team and player Doggie Woods, agrees that he was NOT with the Brownies, as Don Smith maintained. And Don was also correct in saying there was another team on •which Doggie played that had another colored member, two Indian players and some locals. Ab recalls that Don lived only four blocks from the fairgrounds and was there all the time when he was not weeding at the Kennedy gardens. Ab's gang consisted of Al Spongberg. Jake and Frank Sutton, and in true young lad baseball fans fashion, saw to it that a convenient "knot hole" was found in the high board . fence. Don's gang was made up of younger lads but they too •walked around to the east side where that, board was. Often they would climb the trees on the west side, which afforded a good view of the diamond. Doggy. Abner recalls, was a Wallace Beery type of man (the Wallace Berry of movie fame) He was a good provider of groceries and whoever the delivery boy was, he loved to go to Doggy's home with the order. Mrs Woods was a Marilyn Monroe type. After two years, J. W. Sullivan thought Algona should have an all colored team and was stirred from his usual calm into a fervor over this wonder team of Brownies. Sarah Long, Abncr's wife, then Sarah Jackson, was stenographer ' for the Sullivan and McMahon law firm at that time. * * • Other details Abner recalls are that Doggie and v catcher Burns were not compatible as Doggie got to liking "fire water" too well. The only pitcher he remembers was Horn — a six and a half foot, pole like man, very slender. Doggy was very proud of his little girl and Abner said he'd wheel the infant around in a buggy Glen and Mayme Brunson had given the Woods. * * * Don. Abner says, became a real judge of good horse racing by the time he was 21, for from ' the time he was about 12 years old, he haunted the fairgrounds when there were races. He'd slip through the fence, get up in the judges stand and stay the whole afternoon. Well, boys will be boys and they aren't much different in 1960 than they were back in 1902-06 and on. * * • Bernadine Allen had a happy birthday Wednesday. Her son Jack called her from Sherman Daks, Cal., to wish her many happy returns of the day and in the evening she was honor guest of her birthday club. Let me i see, you are 39 "Beanie"? The Warren Andreasens are building a new house out on east Lucas street. Mrs Andreasen calls it -a "do it yourself" place as they are actually doing much of the labor and having a lot of fun doing it. What loving care goes into a home. Leave it to Lizzie Post to be doing the unusual. Tatting trimmed stationery. I haven't seen it yet but am told it is as lovely as it is different. • * * * Mrs Al Agena's name is Eldora. My mother's name was Elsie Eldora. Until I learned about Mrs Agena, I had never heard Eldora before. * * * I wonder if -Opal Bourne has read "Soyanara," If not, I'd recommend her doing so, since she has been in Japan, the locale of the story. She may have even seen some of the places. I was glad the plot did not present the same complications of "Poor Butterfly". You'll know the story I mean, which ever title. * * • Much pleasure as well as knowledge is being derived from the Bible study classes held once a week here at G.S. Unfortunately the meetings are on second floor, too difficult for me to attempt, * • • Mrs John Helmers had a fall on the cellar steps at her home recently which left a cut from nails- as well as bruises on her thigh. However it hasn't kept here from her work. * * • • Th. wonderful new ramp was used the other day to get the men out doors and in the sun. How 1 different from the old runway. i. v And J walked down it the other v » i «Jay when I went up town. Hur- Elizabeth was crowned, much was said about thr Duke and his wife not being, "among those present." It would seen to inr, with Tony's fatlrer 'divorced and re-married and undoubtedly very much "among those present," the Duke and Duchess are on an equality, matrimonially speaking. * * • Mr and Mrs J. D. Burns left May 1 for Magnolia, Ark., to a couple of weeks w.ith their son and diuightrr-in-law. Mr and Mrs James Burns and family. Magnolia — doesn't thnt. sound like a quaint, sleepy, nice little town? * * * Here's an item of interest too and magnolia made me think of it at this moment. There arc trees in Davenport, magnolia and tulip. 1 don't think I ever get them straightened 0411 to know which is what. The main fact is that the Three Muskaleers are hendinfjjhnt way again May 20. To visit the Abnor Longs. of course. We. can hardly wait for the time to arrive. Tt is such fun being with them and s<, beautiful all along the way -- so tunny lovely places to go when we gel there. * * * Mr and Mrs Don Potter had Mr and Mrs Levi Erickson. Ode- holt, as Mothers Day weekend {.'m-sts. The families became acquainted when the Potters lived next, door to them at Odeboldt. They were proxy grandparents to Cindy and Kathy and a prc-tit fondness grew between them. • • • John Lentsch comes here twice a week to take care of- the ton- sorial needs. We usually have a little chat as he passes my door, .Mid he mentioned that he was uoing home Sunday to a smelt dinner. As I write this, I haven't h;id n chnnce to ask him about them so I'll add a paragraph after I've talked with him tomorrow "nomine;. (He reported it was so liiiod he ate more than lie should lie describes if as a ".rich fish with a different: flavor.") Luke Linnan was here on business of some sort and dropped in to mention the meeting of die Historical .Society in which I am interested. I won't be able inq Sinjnaut atn 01 o3 0} be interested in the proceedings. As I mentioned before, I have some things I will be glad to give when we have a building to house them. I would like to see a nice building on the lot on T.horington and North streets, the site of the Asa Call homo. * * 4 Back in 1924, youth was troublesome at timc-s the same as now — "Miscreants broke into high school and did much clam- nge" (At least we assume it was young folk). Daughters of the Revolution organized in Algona. Mrs J. O. Paxson elected presi- dent, Northwestern Hallway service men held convention in Algona. (Alas — the "Swan Son«" has been sung) High school seniors presented "Come Out of the Kitchen", to crowded house. J. F. Nicoulin died in Hollywood, Calif. (Mr Nicoulin was a photographer litre many years ago) • » • No man will admit it . "Many a man is enough of a dope to be easily cleaned by the use of soft soap." * * * Larry Bowman, son of Mr and Mrs Earl Bowman, has been stationed in Boston, Mass., but was transferred May 1 to Greenland where he will be in service till September at which time he will be sent back to the states. In a phone call recently he told his parents a part, of the trip will be via ice cutter. Well, if the weather ever gets hot here, WQ can think of him as being cool and comfortable, for Greenland to me represents, chilly, days. Four dairy cattle were electrocuted recently at the John Elzenga farm northeast of Rock Rapids, when ft live wire fell on them during the night, killing them instantly. GOOD NEIGHBORS TO KNOW Around The •& Town and Country Bradley Bros. South Hotel Algona Farm Machinery — Trucks — Tires New Idea - OllT*r Mauey-Harti* Allit-Chalmeri GMC Trucks Fireiion* Tire* YOUR ALGONA NEIGHBOR Phone CY 4-2421 Algona Branson Building Service "Try Us And You'll Like Us" Quality Lumber — Elliott Paints MILL WORK Builders' Hardware Tools SIOUX Tanks & Cribs N. of Jet. Hwys. 18 & 169 Algona - CY 4-4369 Kelley Lumber Co. "Our Business Is Building" v| • LUMBER • PAINT • CEMENT Wo Aim to PleM* Near Mllwnuke* Depot - Algona Cullen Hardware Your" Our Own "Hardware Store" A Complete Line Of H»«*dware THIS ALGONA • Houseware* • Tools • Bldg. Supplies Phone CY 4-4630 ALGONA I, hav. difficulty in convincing i'kipillers my tulips are real. They " k ~— different and lovely, double s, pne might say, which them a sort of water lily J guess that's a poor des- fptionj but I assure you they beautiful. Donor, Ruth and grown in their own Dttjk* , ind Duchess oi must be sinking into ob- $q far I haven't read a 1 their being omitted _ 88t list of the Marjy Jones nuptials. Or invitation that wasn't i Remember when Ernie Williams Fat>4 Machinery It Fin. Automobiles John Deere Store — Pontiac - Cadillac ; '1 John Deere Stor* '•'•--" on Diagonal St. at CNW Track* — Phon* CY 4-35*1 Pontiac - Cadillac Garage at Showroom on Welt State St. — Phon* CY 4-4SI1 i \ Watch For Details — Know Your Algona Business Places HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IT? - WHERE IS IT LOCATED? What Brands of Merchandise Are Handled Here? Business? • Whai Is The Slogan Used By This Place of • What Type of Service Is Featured and Performed Al This Algona Business? • If You Want a ( ) Sack of Flour ( ) Bicycle ( ) Quart of Oil ( ) Barbed Wire ( ) Hammer ( ) Ladies Dress ( ) Tire ( ) Chicken Dinner ( ) Washing Machine . . . Which Would You Find at This Place of Business? • What Are the Initials of the Owner? » Which Direction Does the Business Face? YOUR COUNTRY NEIGHBOR Algona Flour & Feed Complete Service For the Farmei 4) Sargent Feed* Fertillxer • New Holland Baler* Algona Implement Co. Your Fri.ndly International Harvester Dealer FARM EQUIPMENT MOTORTRUCKS Sales 8c Service D H wnMMiwut lumnu RCA Freeieri fc Air-Conditioner* Phone CY 4-3501 Algona vm»»»WMSMs/MwmM//&. Algona Refrigeration REFRIGERATION - TELEVISION PHILCO Refrigerator* Freeier* TelevUlon Range* Radio* Alr-Conditloning Commercial Refrigeration Phon* CY 4-2M1 Algona Buscher Brothers Imp). Minneapolis Moline - Kelly-Ryan - Papee • SalM ' : • Service • Friendly Ji Courlcoui Alwayi N. Main St. Phone CY 4-3451 Taylor Implement Co. and Taylor MERCURY THIS KOSSUTH FARM WHO FARMS ON THIS PLACE? - WHERE IS IT LOCATED? The aerial photograph shown above was taken by a pilot and photographer without their knowing whose farm it is. If the farm owner or tenant will call at the Upper Des Moines newspaper office this week, we wMl give him FREE a handsome glossy mounted photograph of his place, as shown above. Two weeks from today, in this newspaper, we w ill tell you whose farm it is! Watch For Details— Know Your Kossuth County Farms Fin* Can and a fuU lin* of ' Hew and U**d iarm Machinery J. I. Cave-Mercury „_ Kewan** Phon* CY 4-2417 Algona =: ilHHMal Neighborliness Is The Backbone of Good Business In Rural / . And Urban Areas. Irons Heating & Plumbing " Equipped To Serve You Completely" Plumbing - Heating Sheet Metal Gu or Oil VmlBt Pump* Water System CompUi* Fixture. Phon* CY Alton. ''WUUilllllllllUillUIIU! Beecher Lane Appliances "Where Th* FAMOUS NAMES Gr*«* You" H&S3M In TELCTIIIOM Admiral - U APPLIANCE! W Frl!rtftlr«T Y.WBfltoWB) CY 4-MII Algona And Kossuth ***^ County Neighbors Work Together For A Better Life.

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