The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 28, 1960 · Page 11
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 28, 1960
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Tidbits by £Ve/yn When Mrs. William Bobbins, flee Meredith Larson, came to visit her parents, Nell and Ted Larson, she left behjhd the doctor and son Bill who planned to» batch"it the 10 days mon and sisters Christie, Debbie and Cindy were here. Bill is a member of the Little League baseball team arid he just couldn't leave that for a mere visit. I can't see what ads people. A few months ago I reported a child's bathing pool'was taken •"'from, the terrace of the M. H. Fains and now a stroller has been taken from the John Spencer porch. Not content with that, someone, perhaps "the same'per- son, took a "trike" and left it not far away, burned^ I'd like-to have the person or persons by the nape of the neck and do some fuhcy work on them. ., .-« « • Words take on queer sounds now and then via telephone. The other day when Florence B6ardslcy told'me the son Tom and family are moving to El Cajott, it sounded just like Al Caponc, and I knew that couldn't be right. ' *.•*•* And then there's the housewife who did a magnificent job of painting the house. Sure, friend husband offered his services, but the Mrs. figured she could do a better job, and so, except for the peaks, which were done by a man, the woman lays claim to all the work. * * * Barbara Wicks' Easier chic* . kens came to a sad end. A pair of white chicks were given her and when I saw them they had reached a juvenile age and were exercising their vocal cords learning to crow. From the McDougall's screened porch we watched the pair in the shrubs south of the Wicks home. Such craning and twisting of necks from which a hoarse crbak issued. But give 'em time and they'd produce a first class 'solo." I inquired about the pets a few dhys ago and Mrs. Wicks sorrowfully admitted a dog, blast him, got the chickens. Got them to the point of death, but. thank goodness, the rescue at least left them in shape for proper burial I'm all for the chickens and "off" dogs. I've had several pet chicks but a dog leaves me cold, especially chicken' - molesting canines. * * ' • A chaliwiih Evalyn McDougall reveqls she and'.,Freda; Gj"i& Whittemorb7'"''h'Efve* i ju|t I'jeturn^ from*Dolliver park and'a session ' of cooking for 76 Girl Scouts. Oh yes,' I know there is much talk about 76 TROMBONES, but it's girls I am talking about, young females with healthy ap- petities.'It floors me even thinking about the food to be prepared and dishes to wash, let alone doing it. * * " * I caught via radio the announcement of the,"Rubinoff and His Violin" program which is to, be ' ~ given later in the season at Charles City. Remember when he was on the Eddie Cantor program? I seldom missed hearing him. You have heard of making a violin talk. Well, he sure did it. * * * A telephone call from Harry Godden the other day informed me Horace King and his wife Mary, Sunnyvale, Calif., are headed this way and plan to join Harry at his Okobo^i cottage. Horace; usually called •Hump", will be well remembered by the older Algonans. I am looking forward with pleasure at seeing them. ' My new paper boy is Bob Bradford. When I look at him I can see his mother Bonnie's eyes looking at me and he resembles his grandmother, Rhoda Bonar, too. On the other hand, Sterling Lundell is a smaller edition of his father Tom Lundell. * * » • It is often said "Troubles never come singly" and the Fred Ha' gens would agree. Their daughter Joan recently lost her husband Fred Lain, 26, by electrocution while at'work on a large cattle ranch in Belton, Mo. He also leaves a small son Jerry, 3 and another child is expected very soon. While awaiting the birth of the child, Mrs. Lain is with her husband's sister, Mrs. Arthur Gates and husband at Independence, Mo. Joan had wanted to come home with her parents when they attended the funeral services but was advised by her physician not to make such a long trip. She plans to come later. On top of this, the Hagen's granddaughter, Shirley Schram, 4 Ms daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schram, Mason City, was hit by a car. She suffered head injuries and is in Mercy hospital. I've been wondering how this Japanese upheavel is affecting Kirk and Julia Bourne Hayes well known Algonans who are Stationed in Tokyo. This thought having come, I phoned Mrs. Hayes and she in turn mentioned letters the Pr. Bournes had te- cently received from Julia. Sp i far, she wrote, the demonstration had been peaceful, but her letter was written before the last violent flare-up. The U.S. Air Force housing 'is rather close to; the city bat at that time there had been nd attacks on the place; It leaves the Bournes and the Ha'yes families just, 'a, nttle apprehensive and anxious. : , •.-. _\ ••"• -.-•-' e ' « . -... Mr, and Mf s. Lloyd Pool have returned from Backus, Mich.,; on 1 Four Point ;Lake Where: from June 12*18 a Friday family reunion was held at the home of ]tfr, and Mrs. Arthur Friday, brother nnd sistcf»imfnw of Mrs, Pool. Fifty persons were present representing 19 families from five states. -,*•'*. * .' We are SO close to .July 1 might as well give a few/"items of Interest from 1&24 files -Republicans and Democrats held county conventions at court house; 75 attended Raney reunion at Owatorina, Minn., (Jt is about time for the one this year.): Over, 100 .attended the triangular meeting of- the Mothers and Daughters -clubs of tJnlon, Plumcreek and Cresco at the John. Lamulh home in Alpna; Algona flhflutauqufi opened annual program. (Too bad they fizzled out. They were fun, entertaining and instructive. Some good talent;). Boy! Reni* ember gome of those sibling days under that tent? '' • « * * (Kerteet — » the younger 1 gen* erations does hot know where it is going, it must be following in its. father's, footsteps. * * * to those who may be inter*' ns t e d -i- My violets-are doing; fine, thank you. I am following, Mrs. Fisch's instructions to the letter. Water from the bottom of the planter every third day, one half cup. The pepper plant got to looking anemic so it has been placed outdoors for awhile and hns perked up already. » * » H relatives determine the longevity of individuals, : Mrs. Ver- •nell Ludwig is due for ripe old age. She has a cousin Jack Finn, who reached his nintieth anniversary June 10, and an uncle- David Joynt, who was 86 last week. Both men live at Emmetsburg. Maybe the town,,is responsible. Good lil' ol 1 Emmetsburg with it's shrunken lake which I hope is filling up again, It was a pretty one when I first saw it way back years ago when 1 I, spent a Fourth of July there and rowed up to a little island. The last time I saw the lake the bed was dry out many, many yards. 60AtLooft Reunion, S-City Seneca — Sixty decendants of the late John and Peter Looft families gathered for their annual Looft reunion held at Swea Tuesday, June 28, I960 Algeria (lo.) Upper Ptt MalnM-8 City V. F. W. Hall Sunday* Those coming from the greatest distance were Mr and Mrs John Kahl and sons, George and Stephen of Oregon City, Oregon. Others in attendance included Mr and Mrs Norman • Pingle of Ledyard, Mr and Mrs Albert Looft and Gretchen of Bancroft, Mr and Mrs Bait and family nnd Mrs Anna Riemers qf Burt, Pete Loofls of 'Armstrong, Mr and Mrs Nick Looft of Armstrong, Mr and Mrs Albert Johnson arid family. Mrs Bertha Pommer and Mr and Mrs Lawrence Pingle and family of Algona. Mr and Mrs Gerrit DeWard of Wesley, Mr and Mrs Fred Looft, Mr and Mrs Bernard Looft, and Mr and Mrs Allan Looft and family of Swea City, Mr and Mrs Henry Looft of Fenton and the Ed Looft family of Lakota. TWINS Cousins, Mrs. Larry Gilmore of Maquoketa and Mrs.. Douglas Staggs of Dubuque, recently gnve birth to twins only hours apart. They both had a boy and n girl. GOOD NEIGHBORS TO KMOW Bradley Bros; South Hotel Algona Farm Machinery - Trucks -'Tires New Idea - Oliver Matcey-Harrl* AUU-Chalmer* OMC Trucks ( Firestone Tlrei Phone CY 4-2421 Algona Bronson Building Service ( "Try Us And You'll Like Us" | Quality Lumber —Elliott Paints | ••*•"« ;T MILL WORK •>••*•-! Builders' Hardware = * ' Tools 1 SIOUX Tanks & = Cribs § N. of Jet. Hwys. 1 18 & 169 m Algona - CY 4-4369 jj •iiiiiHiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil Ernie Williams Fai.u Machinery & Fine Automobiles John Deere Store — Pontiac - Cadillac John Deeia Bior* on Diagonal St. ai CNW Truck* — Phone CY 4-3561 Ponilao - Cadillac Garage fe Showroom on Wait Slat* Phone CY 4-4681 'fffftf ••^•Yf-"•-'""'" «.«««•• •••....— Algona Implement Co. Your Friendly International Harvester Dealer FARM EQUIPMENT MOTOR TRUCKS Sales it Service D M MAMintl BCA Freeier* fc Air-Conditioner* Phone CY 4-3501 Algona Algona Refrigeration REFRIGERATION T TiLEVISION Refrigerator* Freezer* Television Range* Radio* Alr-Condlilonlng ft CAounerclali Refrigeration Phone CY 4-J6M Algona Neighborliness Is The Backbone of Good Business In Rural And Urban Areas, \ Around The Town and Country ^^^^^^^^^^^^r^^^^^-^^f*^^^^ ' YOUR ALGONA NEIGHBOR Ernie Williams Farm Machinery . firm handles John Deere equipment meanly, and also carries Heider and Stan Hoisi' equl P a deoarlment is that all four servicemen are factory trained by attending ainin^sThool.Andy Anderson is manager of the firm, having had 20 years of continuous service with John Deere. , hour of the day or night. / . , .. For highest quality equipment, and prompt, efficient service, call on Ernie Williams Farm Machinery. Of Rural Fenton WATCH THIS SPACE EVERY OTHER WEEK TO MEET A NEW COUNTRY NEIGHBOR Raymond Dreyer, shown here, has farmed in the Fenton area ever since his graduation from Fenion high school, with the exception of 4'/ 2 years which he spent in the U. S. Army during World War II. He. his wife Louise, and four children moved to their own farm, just southeast of Fenton, in March of this year. Born and raised on a farm southeast ot his present place. Raymond became a member of the famed 34th Infantry Division during the war and served with that outfit in Ireland, England, and Africa during 28 months overseas. Following the war, Raymond farmed with his brother, Harold, on the home place until this year. Harold now owns and farms most of the home farm and Ray purchased his farm from the Jfluss estate. Each brother is farming about 200 acres this year. Ray has 126 acres of corn and 46 acres of oats under cultivation. For the most part, Ray feeds most of his crop harvest each year to his livestock, which includes a line herd of Holstem dairy cattle and 112 Hybred spring pigs. The brothers have been milking at the home place, but Ray is now completing a new milking house and will milk there soon. Mr. and Mrs. Dreyer have four children. They are Ray, Jr., 13 who is now becoming a farmer in his own right, Patricia, 10, Robert, 8, and Richard, 7. VMWM'Mff, Irons Heating & Plumbing "Completely Equipped To Serve You Completely" Plumbing - H«ating Sheet MeKJ Gas or Oil UaUf Pump* Water System*, Complete Fixture* Phone CY 4-J440 Algon« ^pplllHIIIIIIIIHIfflm Beecher Lane Appliances "Wbeit The FAMOUS NAMES (Jre* You" la TELEVISION Admiral - Sylvanle Wettinghou** APPLIANCES We*ilnghouM Frlgidaix. Youngstown IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII1IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM Kelley Lumber Co. "Our Business Is Building" • LUMBER $ PAINT CEMENT •it, Mm to Plea** Monr Milwaukee Depot - Algona CuIIen Hardware Your" Our Own "Hardware Store" A Complete Line Of H»«dware • Houseware* • Tools • Bldg. Supplies Phone CY 4-4630 ALGONA 'fs/ssssa IllllllllllllllllllltlllllllllllllllllllllllllllliyillllllllllllllllllllW^ Algona Flour & Feed Complete Service For the Farmei • Sargent FaeiU • Ferilllier • New Holland Baler* • Ferguson Tractor* Phone CY 4-2701 Algona niiiiiiiiniiimiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifc Buscher Brothers Impl. Minneapolis Moline - Kelly-Ryan - Papee • Sale* • Service • Friendly k Courteous Always N. Main Si, Phone CY 4-3451 Yfffw'w'f'^'fffwfr""™ Taylor Implement Co. and Taylor MERCURY Fin* Car* and a lull line of New and Used farm Machinery I. I. Case-Mercury Kewane* Phone CY 4-14(7 Algon* nllUllMillMlllll Algona And Kossuth County Neighbors Work Together For A Better Life.

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