The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 8, 1960 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 8, 1960
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*< We had such nice enietiain* went here at Good Samaritan Friday afternoon, A group < of Barber Shoppers, Shirley Sehen* ek, Joan Kern, Sea Holt aftd carol Gotten, sang Several- num* bers. They are quite newly*of- gamzed and one can ten they love singing. I think they would be a fine addition .to any program in Algona or away. I wish they'd appear on T.V. It was interesting to learn Mrs Cotten and her husband Dr. A. J. C. knew my cousin, Dr. Gerald Cady and daughter Jean, now Mrs Murray Lawson, Mason City. Mrs Cotten is-a former Ohioan so we got to talking about my .little village Peninsula J. visited 'several years ago and wish I could go there again. The singihg gave all' of us quite a "lift" and I hope they do It again soon. * * i Mary Strict was here from Fort Dodge recently and called on me after she had seen Julia Earth. She said she had come to attend the Catholic Mothers and Daughters banquet and was house guest of Mr and Mrs H. M. Smith. She said honored guests were charter members of the organization born for t y-fi v e years ago which of course brings it back to 1916. What an eternity! They are Mrs Harry Bode, Mrs W.:A. Barry, Mrs Phil Kohlhaas and Mrs Rose Scanlan.-The oldest mother present was Mrs Minnie: Winkel who is 88. I, asked how come 'she wasn't a chartei member. Mrs Winkel apparently had been asked in Mary's presence, for Mary / explained Mrs Winkel said she was so busy raising a family and doing'farni- er's wife housework she had no time fpr lodges J and clubs. , '•• i '•)! J 7 :'.' * ••»•''. I had another letter from Mrs Byfon i Arnold, Cedar Rapids, as suring me it was. absolutely necessary to have'the other two addresses 'before her son John could qualify for ; Officers Training school. It seems odd,'for Johr was only a very young chile when the family lived here, Well with tlje aid of<Supt. O. B. Laing, I learned the other addresses — 216 East Kennedy and 602 South Minnesota street. ' ' •'••'.'•• • • . • • • -. '' We have 'enjoyed a beautiful bouquet' |from' Frederick hard- wa're store opening; Mrs Fredericks took the church and > O 4 ne, loyely, basket of roses and mums landed here on a table _ .was-t>urn-*|-J-*. they are probably hanging over the grandson John Bourne Hayes, a little .past oh£ year old, and talking* a mile, a. minute .to the sdn aftd daiighler-ih-JlaW, Lt. and .Mrs Kirk Hayes, '*,"-'» » Barbara, Haggtfd has already called 6rt Mrs MaHe Murtagh at Friendship Haven,' Fdrt Dodge, and fbtmd her very cozily' situated though not quite settled. * * * : Did you ever have a job hanging over your head and you kept putting it off week by week, month-by-month? Well I did, but now that the job is accomplished, I sit back and feel oomplacement and righteous. Oh, I, didn't do it all alonej I had Esther do a part of it—namely, stitching material for a new cushion for .my .little chair 1 sit on day after day and take with me nearly every place 1 go. Oh 1 could have stitched it myself oh. my owft sewing rhaehm'e but 1. was tod lazy'to get it in the middle of the f6pm from its iheonspicouoUs corner, Followed the line oMeasi fesfs* tancel Yes, the chair looks nice and 1 am gratified. Also grateful to Esther. * * * Being a grandmother is Alee but being a great-grandmother is even nicer. Bessie Jones qualified twice*onco for - Allen and the second time for his. brother Dar- en James born. recently to Mr and Mrs Stanley Hoffman at Spirit Lake. "'"' „<• , 4 1 To lose money is exasperating but to have it lifted by a pickpocket is infuriating That's what happened to Bill frugent, Des Moines, recently. He and his wife Zaida had been in Washington, D. C., where Bill transacted business and from there they went to New York City. It was done while they -were in a theatre crowd, entering the place. Los- Ing the money was bad enough, but with it went his driver's license, credit card, and 1 don't remember what else. He felt a pressure on his shoulders, and the cops told Bill that's the cos- tomary way the thieves work. Bill wishes he had kept his billfold in his breast pocket rather than on his hip. Oh to put a hex on city slickers. * '• .* ». Ceramics to me means a decorative dish or vase but to James Whittemore it means quite Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1960 Maona (la.) Upper Des Moines—3 a different subject. When he told me he and his wife had "been to 'a convention of American Ceramics Associates, I. had in mind the dish angle. He enlightened me by saying his field of work is with ceramic tiles and things for building constructions. I immediately thought of pretty bath room and kitchen tiles, but the line goes even farther than that construction purposes. One is never too old to learn, I find. PALL Harlan Daniel, Jr., eight years old, of Buffalo, broke his right elbow recently when he fell about 20 feet from a tree at his home. His arm from the hand) to the shoulder was placed in a cast. * STAPLES: Bostitch, Tatuny Swingline, Hotchkiss and Presto,! Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., Al< gona. * BWMEtt PERJOrtALITIES AND had a* chat. 5 with Esther ei 1 iwhile--genius ing ^o, J, made. ,Jt ..a^bjief >hat.J wondered how she comes up with topics and she.confessed:she was hard' put once< : in awhile. Why - not send, .suggestions to her? What would you like to have her write about?. I'll bet it would be a big help, though I didn't suggest it to her. In fact, the idea came as I was at work on my own column. ' ' - » * .» I've begun to think Trudy Smith haunts me. I called Mrs Ron Taylor the other day and Trudy answered the phone. I was glad she did. We had an interesting little, chat. Friday I called Jan Allen, Yes, you guessed it. Trudy answered. And it wasn't a wrong number either. I might add I don't mind being '/haunted." . v ;•,'• ' , ... "lit; • » . • Other callers today were a group of Brownies in Halloween costumes. Yeah, it's that time. Their leader, Mrs Bob McCullough, was with them, It has been found that the late Mrs Tilla McCall had reached the age of 93 instead of the 89 ' years reported. Compared .with Mrs Malinda Roberts, former Algonan now living at Fairfax, Minn, who reached 105 years Nov. 1, Mrs McCall was just a "kid." A recent clipping frpm the St. Paul Pioneer Press had a picture of Mrs Roberts and said she had come to Minnesota in 1867. She carne to Iowa \n 1918. i » '«. * i I asked Fred Will how he could possibly stay behind when his wife and daughter Mrs Marvin WaUburg wept to Boston, Mass., to visit the son-in-l£»w and daughter, Mr and Mrs I^yle Martin. He said he talked them out of it and to all their coaxing lent a deaf ear. Oh hum —and I'd Jump at the chance of having an eastern trip. "People ARE Funny." ' « * * Here we'are back in November 1924 —. Fenton's two banks blown open and robbed of oyer $15,000. Ku Klux Klan held meeting at the I.O.O.F. hall. A. J. Brown and son won silver cup at Dairy Congress. Algona banks discontinue opening Saturday nights. Isn't *W» cute? "Husband- hunting is probably the only sport in which the animal that gets caught has to buy a license." * « * * At the last moment, M* and Mrs John Hayes changed plans and instead of taking a p,lane from Fort Dodge to Omaha, Leighton Misbach flew them direct from Algona to Omaha. The Hayes are en route to Tokyo, Japan and the trip was to tike oafy 21 hours. Isn't that marye- ' Bvim '«» I am writing titts, VIKING OIL CO. GASOLINE AND FUEL OIL WE GIVEGOID BOND 6r ; , KING KORJNI STAMPS v BULK DELIVERY SERVICE Station and Bulk Plant North Milwaukee Depot , Specialty Shop Located on Diagonal . . . . , Does Business on the Square LINDSAY FULLY-AUTOMATIC WATER SOFTENERS ' Featuring Fiberglass Tanks . | guaranteed for! the'life of the origin, al owner, the Lindsay line of softeners 'is the finest, bar none, on the market. ' / :'-" FREE WATER ANALYSIS LINDSAY SOFT WATER SALES - RENTALS - SERVICE 708 So. Phillips ' .> -" . Phone CY 4-3755 '.»» »» * * + * •>'.» !»» • Algeria's Modern Furniture Store 'Our Dli;ecl-From-Faclories Purchases ( of .Furniture and Home Furnishings , ( SAyJES YOU MONEY; • BJUStROM'S Low Down Payments — Free Delivery ' AND PATRONIZf FARMERS ELEVATOR Buyers & Sellers of All Groins • Get our bids on your grain before you sejl. • Federal Licensed Storage Warehouse. H. Dale Cole or Gorwin C. Peer 419 S. Phillips St. CY 4-2741 .< CARPET Headquarters OF NORTH CENTRAL IOWA Carrying In Stock The Most Complete Selection of Carpeting In This Area - Displays at Your Fingertips Roto-Rooter Sewer Service For Clogged Sewers and Drains No Unnecessary Digging — Guaranteed COWAN'S ROTO-ROOTER Serving Kossuth County - Ph. CY 4-3523 Algona Collect MILLER LUMBER CO* Building Needs of all Kinds LOWER PRICE MAX BARTHOLOMEW, Manager i s Cast State at C A NW Tracks -Algona Ralph'Donovan's Specialty- Shop, at 616 Diagonal Street., offers, a world of wonderful thingsto any i •' ''' l f;"i' f *• 5 1 '-: 5 *"•' !''•$ •'•"•;"-** ** •'<] 1 \ r ,-.,'. •".'*'' • ..."• "„',',' 'i| ., ' '.'• ' - <; ; v ' ' -,AT' '' ''.'".,.' ,home VowtterC '.The shop specialises in tustorii'made aluminum,'arid,.steel' cdmbinatlbn doors 1 'arid win- dows/btii also off ers • many other services of inter est lo the homeowner. ''•.-., .... ' Ralph carries a full line of awnings and a complete selection of inside shutters. Each/of these lines .has long •been famous for modernistic design, durability, and their knack- for''making the ordinary i home look extraordinary.'He,cordially invites you to drop in at the Specialty Shop or to call .him 1 at * CY 4-2202 to discuss'your home improvement needs. Let Ralph show you how his products .will more > than pay for themselves while improving the comfort, convenience and value of your home. He will , gladly give you a free estimate arrange extended payments, and help you 'in many ways with the > planning your home improvements. Give him a call now as it's not to late to take advantage of the , fuel savings this winter . . . You 1 will be glad you did. ' ' . ' BEN WIBBEN • • ' ' '. :• I • Building Contractor 1 All types-Building — Farm and Town ' 122 South Heckart, Algona Phone CY 4-2865 ' (Please Call After 6:00 P.M.) DONOVAN'S SPECIALTY SHOP HOME OF Custom Made Aluminum and Steel Combination Doors and Windows Your Banking Needs SAFE CONFIDENTIAL BUILDING MATERIALS OF ALL KINDS AND TYPES Phone CYpress 4-4266 • For Remodeling, Modernising • For Farm & Home Building • For Ready-Mixed Concrete Ready-Mix Concrete AND LUMBER CO. i • i 4 | So. Phillip* St. Cook & Heat with THERMOGAS Tfcf f>fefem4 !* P, Qu BOTTLE AND BULK SALES GAS APPLIANCES THERMOGAS CO* pf Algona Phon« CY 4-2341 Algona Serving and Growing with the Community | IOWA STATE BANK Moving • Storage • Crating We Move Household Goods Anywhere Fully Insured — New, Modern Storage Warehouse All Types Crating - Phone CY 4-2275 __ POST Transfer & Storage ERNIE WILLIAMS Your John Deere Headquarters In Algona "The Quality Name In Farm Equipment" On Diagonal St. at NW Tracks Algona Implement Co. FARM EQUIPMENT • FARM SERVICE 1 1 MOTOR TRUCKS HOME APPLIANCES Phone CY 4-3501 ' 1407 Commercial St. £ General Machinery Repair Welding - Cylinder Boring SPECIALTY PAITI MANUPACTURIP ALGONA MACHINE SHOP M. C. Qaklgnrf ffttt it, M Hagg DONOVAN'S SPECIALTY SHOP HOME OF CUSTOM MADE ALUMINUM AND COMBINATION DOORS & WINDOWS t RUSCO & NELSON • ZEPHYR AWNINGS 610 N. Dio0onal AIGONA CY < ' ( ALGONA PLUMBING & HEATING DAY OR NIGHT SERVICG-THE FINEST IN PLUMBING AND HEATING EQUIPMENT •fc Rheera Hot * Kohler, Rheera fc Crane fixtures Water Heat~ ers. -K Lux-Aire and American Standard Furn- ^ Bruner Water aces and Air Conditioning. Sofenecs -K Electric Sew•K INSINKEHATOR Garbage Disposal Units er-Rooter Service. PHONE CYpress 4*4240 IN ALGONA

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