The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 31, 1960 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 31, 1960
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.i-y May 31, May 31, 1960 fAMOUS DIAMONDS OF HISTORY ,^aa •jtfa m i w« I '•» I % "•'«/.«. if«£te te r>/ W^^?%e : 'Allee •i'fijV/'" * ,' $Ctf i«VJ -..'• l '|g^ &'•'' *" :a? A diamond find of the Gay Nineties, the 245 carat white Jubilee stone came ffom a Jagersfontein, South African diamond mine. Its' value has never-been given. After being cut in Paris the Jubilee diu- monu wound up in the hands of an East Indian prince. Today, almost all diamonds are' shipped by air'mail,.and most go through without a 'hitch. Most gem diamonds are today sold aS engagement rings. Want 16 come on a little trip with me? O.K. •— here we go to Davenport and Ell give you quite a detailed version of the vacation taken from May 20-25 by the "Three Muskateers". Hazel Lusby, Lizzie Post and me, * • . * * It was a problem knowing what to take, the weather being changeable and unpredictable, So if our hosts had seen the con*; tents of our suitcases, they would have been alarmed' that .we planned to spend the rest of the summer with them. The bulging cases, plus my wheel -chair and chair I sit on indoors, a pair <5i crutches, i a box containing an angel food cake made by Lizzie and sundry packages stowed, off We went at 7:15 — "Davenport or Bust." * * * Hazel wanted to see the Pilgrim Home at Grinnell so that was our first stop*. Hazel relived trips to the college 'when her daugther Marguerite Dalziel was a ( student and she and Sarah L6ng went there. Arba Dee Long Was also enrolled there. Grinnell has the distinction of being •the only college that has a rail- matches Oehl for features and low price! ^: If You Are Not A 'Diamond Expert' If you are not a "diamond expert' you must rely on the knowledge, experience, and integrity of your jeweler. When you purchase a Diamond, you do not want a • stone that may eventually prove to be something 'second ; best,' We your service, privately if you wish, to •guide you carefully in this most important selection of ; ' a lifetime ... a Diamond ring.;. SHARP'S JEWELRY Registered Jeweler — American Gem Society , 4 ALGONA, IOWA a diamond is forever • Can be truck- mounted • Great for un> loading ear corn • Speeds green- feeding, silage or chopped hay unloading • Comas readymade, or as a kit of metal part* for building at home. Free plans Included. • Optional thlrd> beater for hay Now's the time to save yourself— and save money, too! Gehl's new Forage Box unloads by itself— automatically— from, side or, rear, ' while the driver sits and watches. Yet the, new Gehl Forage Box costs less than, semi- J automatic wagons. ' Gehl's low-cost, optional • features include: a 40-inch conveyor extension •••(. fpr filling even the tallest feed bunks; and- a 1 . . reversing apron for rear unloading. Gome in ' and check Gehl's lower price! Buy it ready-built;— or. build it yourself! Either B IB H • •Vm 9m m IP 1 PB m'" cr b SINCE, 18.59 * You can't beat $ BROS 116SO. THORINGTON ALGONA CY 4-2421 We're Sitting On A Chestfill of Bargains s* w, LISTED HERE ARE ONLY A FEW OF THE FABULOU.S QUALITY .,sWO ' f § ITEMS ON SALE DURING TREASURE HUNT DAYS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY - JUNE 3-4 GET YOUR SHARE OF THE BOOTY FINAL REDUCTION ON ALL SPRING SUITS, COATS, AND DRESSES!!!! CAR COATS -^ some fine car coats — some for only —._ WOOL COATS - about 25 QUALITY Spring coats some below $20.1 $14.98 SPRING SUITS - only 9 legt here but selling for just r~~" SPRING DRESSES - last call on these - we'll take what\ve can get ! I I SPRING HATS -. pick one of these for only — r —-— $1.98 <» <> PIECE GOODS SPECIAL - A TABLE OF SPECIALLY PRICED FINE FABRICS 69c AND UP, CURTAINS — a group of kitchen curtains, panels and" ruffles FARIBO LIGHTWEIGHT BLANKETS - our fine, lightweight, all wgol 72 x'90 blankets - a real bargain regularly $10.98 BOXED GIFT SETS - a group of kitchen gift sets and towel sets PRICE $8.98 $1.29.o $2.59 <> SEE FOUR VALUABLE BRAND-NAME QUALITY PRIZES IN ;; OUR SHOW WINDOWS - YOU MAY WIN ONE OF THESE, 4Rp 4vfll ^tf ^B^ <HHBI 4|p 4HHF ^JP 4p4K d «p 4M* ^BP IMP ^BPP ^F ^ffr 4Bp «^BF road track cutting through the campus. *• * * From there we drove to Homestead where we had dinner. We have eaten meals before ' in Amnna at the Old Colony and decided to have a change. .The usual good food was served and we went on, fully satisfied, to Iowa City where I tried to contact Pete Parks whom I know years ago. A Christmas letter from them said Pete is employed there as buyer of supplies. Lizzie prowled the corridors following instructions as to the location of his office and carnc back to the car after an interval of 15 or 20 minutes convinced one needs a guide to got around the huge place. Pete could not bo located so we drove on, leaving a message that I had called. * * i * Since we love driving along the Mississippi we went to Muscatine and followed the river. With so much rain in the southern and eastern part of thp State, we were not surprised to see the river very high. Many cottages are built 'along the shore and all of them stood in water. They are built on high stilt-like posts and oven then many had the floors under water and many floors wore only a foot or two above water Boats were tied to the posts. Many small "buildings" of the Chick Sales variety were toppled and afloat. * * * The railroad follows the river and in many places the water was quite close to the tracks. On our left, high banks sloped to the road and on these hills arc built beautiful homes, secure from the water and with a magnificent view of the river. One wonders why people will brave the hazards of locating so close to the river/ + * # A few miles out of Davenport, we pass the Royal Neighbor Home. Lizzie is a member of the lodge and a few years ago visited it. Last year we drove up in the grounds and she and the others went . in. If I\ had the million dollars I covet, I'd like to have just such a location. v • * * Upon reaching Davenport, we drove on through to Ted's cafe ;,e t .we ha.d supper. We had •ibid A^jnei"'-'arid --Blanche' not to wait supper for us as it was uncertain just what time we would be there. Ted's is a familiar place and getting to the Longs from there is a simple matter. Lizzie and Hazel ale in the dining room but to save time and wear and tear on the body, I ato in the car. Another patron, an elderly woman was on crutches and then out came another with one crutch. Lo and behold,, it was Blanche's daughter Gracn Brown and her husband and two little girls. She said she thought she recognized my friends in the dining room but didn't have nerve enough to approach them. But of mo she was certain. . * » » Grace has had a rugged winter, several weeks in the hospital and it will be quite a few more weeks before she will bo able to do without a crutch. She fell on ico last winter and suffered a broken ankle. It was a very bad break and the joint had to bo wired. It happened during a heavy snow storm and the roads were blocked. With the help of farmer neighbors, the road was filially made passable into Davenport but it was a harrowing experience. * * * Saturday was spent driving around the city and dinner was eaten at an Italian cafe in the shopping center three miles northwest of town. Of course there was the usual visit to stores in the unit. Algona Girl Named Food Editor, National Magazine Ruth Ann Behnke, daughter, of Mr and Mrs Reinhard A. Behnke, 727 North Church St., Algona, has been named as JFpod Editor at the homo office of Philadelphia of the' Fai'm Journal;, magazine. She is pictured above at the right. With her is Mrs J. 1 B. Smith, an Oklahoma rancher's wife and an expert in steak cookery. Ruth, a graduate of Iowa Slate University with a bachelor of science degree in home economics journalism,-joined Farm Journal last summer, after serving as food editor for 'the Wheat Flour Institute in Chicago. While still an undergraduate student'at Iowa State, Miss Behnke worked one summer for -The Algona Upper Des Monies,- She had been associate food editor of the national magazine. (UDM engraving). We passed one place where houses arc being wrecked to make way for a market at Bettendorf another, market is under cons,lruc\ion, . stid a-.'irpw Of apart' " Noiv you Kmwl The answer to everyday insurance problems' By L. S. Bohannon QUESTION: Is there a form of insurance which covers remodeling of a leased building by tenants? ANSWER: Yes. One form is Improvements and Betterments coverage, and there are several others. See us for more accurate information on this subject. ' if you'll address your own insurance questions to ihis office, we'll try to give you the conect answeis and there will be no charge or obligation of any kind. I. S. BOHANNON 6 N. Dodge CY 4-4443 , ment 'Houses. the being built and has reached the inferior finishing stage. Last year the ground wjis being leveled for the project. This year they will be ready for occupancy in a few weeks. * * * Noli only are commercial buildings being eroded, but one huge project is the new high school, out in a newly opened area and keeping company with many, many now homos. It is a huge building, so large it would almost seem trams would be necessary to get to class rooms, up and down long corridors. # * * National Tea stores are being built and one will bo erected in Duve-nport on the site of the wrecked houses. We thought of Civ is Wallukait and wished he could see I he sites. Another shopping center is under construction south of Davenport. In fact I saw so many projects it is hard to remember markets from centers. * * * Sunday dinner was eaten in the Sky Room, 15 stories up in the Le Claire hotel in Moline, at a table beside the window where we had a wonderful view of the river. Following dinner we had our usual "ring around rosio" trying to locate the Raymond Henrys, former residents here who lived in our apartment several months. Once we hit I ho right street, which presents a problem, we are O.K. Haymon is with the John Deere company. Fatly, the older daughter is enrolled ul Blnoniington, III., taking a course in nursing, preparatory to teaching. Kathy is quite a grown up 14. # + # A drive along ihe river and a stop to watch out-board motor boats being launched .in the river. It was an ideal day for such sport but I said I'd rather be in Ihe small craft with the canopies. I'd have been burned to a crisp in the open boats. « * » We never miss driving through the Rock Island arsenal grounds. 900 acres of perfect delight. Past golf links and picnic spots, the cemeteries of service men, including confederate soldiers, beautifully kept grounds ' amid lofty trees. Past the Col. Davenport home where ho was kill • ed by a robber, and past the old piei of the first bridge to span the Mississippi in that area. The Davenport house is to be restored next year. Right now there is a sign not to step on the porch and warnings are that the interior is not safe for inspection, * * t We passed a warehouse where wheat is stored. Ab told us two barges got loose recently, loaded with many tons of produce and due for foreign lands. One barge hit the new toll bridge and •- .: ; ; . , - 1 i •. • , • ' it took considerable time to loosen it. It was done with no damage to the- bridge or cargo, There are. twin b i ri4ges l each, toll, one way 1 traffic. ••-.''. .'.•;.--,•„„.....:„"> „:.->.. , r '-.•:;::. ".":... •-...:' It is always interesting going down on the' lev^e. " "All hlong the river were fishermen and women and several small boys, We saw a few pulling in fish and some were left — undesirables, called Skip Jacks. They were described to Ab as being white and full of bones. Hie had seen some previously and was intrigued by the name. * * * Coming into Davenport we passed the road which leads to Credit Island, We have always driven out there too, but the road was completely under water except the approach. Water had run into ditches and low places and fishermen lined those places, too. A site near the levee and near the buiclge used for circus grounds was also under water. * * * Our visit closed with dinner at the Italian cafe again, two guests added, an evening of cards, late to bed and up early in the morning for the trip home. The end of a wonderful visit. * *i « We chose a different way home, coming via Oelwein. The river there, the clam and the park looked inviting and we drove through this area. The park borders a dam and nice size river. Wo kept wishing Algona could have a dam and water enough for some little boats. We used to have the clams, we still have the river, such as it is. * * * Dinner at Oelwein where we had eaten before. We drove through Mount Vwnon to Cedar Rapids and the same trouble finding highway 150. Having found the right road we. passed the "house of houses" to my way of thinking. A gray stone cottage mixed with pink trim, vine covered in spots, a picture if I over saw one. and yard correspondingly lovely. * » * A patrolman held us up for car inspection which was passed OK, but with a little friendly repartee between him and Hazel. Another stop at Mason City to see my cousin Julia Cudy, a 'stop at the new shopping center there mostly to browse around, a stop at Garner to see Mrs Pat Cady and kiddies and on home with a stop at Britt for light refreshments. Home — thoroughly a liitle satisfied tired with but the wonderful trip of 700 miles and the fine visit. BICYCLE Roger Perry of Aplington was injured recently when he ran into a parked truck with his bicycle as he tried to evade a dog that was nipping at his heels. He injured his jaw bone and knocked out three permanent teeth.

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