The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 22, 1960 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 22, 1960
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FHONf CY 4-353$ - YOUR NEWSPAPER WESTINGHOUSETV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Extra-big ^ lues -" E)( tra-big Savings Upper Be* jWoines; BEECHER SEZ .... F O L K S - WE NEED USED T - V SETS, AND WE'RE GOING WILD ON THE BEST TRADE-IN DEALS YOU EVER SAW ! WITH EVERY NETWORK NOW AVAILABLE IN OUR AREA FROM MASON CITY, MANKATO, AUSTIN, AMES or FORT DODGE, THIS IS THE TIME TO MAKE THAT DEAL FOR A WINTER OF T-V AT ITS BEST ! NO PAYMENT UNTIL MARCH 1961, IF YOU SO DESIDE! YOUR OLD T-V IS DOWN PAYMENT THE CONCORD Model K-4102 Early American Styling •' in Genuine Maple THE ESSEX _ ..'. . > ModelK-4101 Custom Traditional i Styling in Genuin* M* / 2.50 " K) 8 wi y ' per week * THE WESTFIELD Model K-4200 t American Contemporary Styling in Genuine Walnut or Limed Oak 2.50 per week WESTINGHOUSE TABLE T-V, "The Vista" • Popular 21" Table T-V. • Smart Trim, Styling. • Aluminized Picture Tube. • Up-Front Controls. • Front Removable Filter Glass. AS LOW AS $2.50 PER WEEK OR NO PAYMENT UNTIL MARCH 1, 1961 SO BEECHER WANTS TO SEE YOU FOR THE DEAL OF A LIFETIME I And We Defiver Free, Anywhere BEECHER ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1960 VOL. 97 - NO. 47 Million Dollar Paving Job On Highway 18 Next Year I Tidbits by £ tre/yn j If Sandra Shumway should become r e m e n i s c c n t and s;iy, "When Queen Eli/abeth (if England spoke to mi 1 ---" don't look at her in astonishment and tliink slii' is ribbing you. She is speaking truthfully and it. will be a talc she can tell her grandchildren. Jl happened like this. Sandra is a graduate of Kadcliffe and ast S'.-ptember went to Oxford. Eng.. foi a two year course in English at St. Anne college. A new building is being erected at the college and Queen Elizabeth, her husband Philip and Prime Minister McMillan were there for the ceremony of laying the corner stone. Q. Elizabeth and her companions passed by the group of girls with whom Sandra was standing. The Queen asked a girl next to Sandra where she was from. The girl replied "The United States". Turning to Sandra she asked the same thing,, when Sandra's answer duplicated her friend's, the Queen said, "How many others are here?" Sandra replied there were five in the building. Philip had nothing to say, but McMillan, observing the polished floors asked, "Do they dance hero?" rind received an affirmative reply. Sandra is the; daughter of Mr and Mrs Gaylord Shumway. « * * Nicki, son of Mr and Mrs Homer Clark, was promoted Oct. 11 to Trudeman 3/C at Jacksonville, Fla. He arrived home Nov. 16 for a 30-day furlough. Prior to coming home ho had taken tests for scientific education for enlisted men. Winners of these competitive tests will receive one year of prep school and four years of scientific schooling. » 'i * This story will show what discontinuing train service has done to the traveler. A certain man, related to well-known Algonans, came to visit them from the east and from here went to South Dakota. He took a bus as far as Aberdeen, tried hitch-hiking but wasn't very successful, though I assure you he was by no means a suspicious looking character. He finally was picked up by a farmer who took him 60 miles on his way, in a vehicle of rather ancient vintage and recking of buttermilk. The last few miles were with the mailman, and it was a tired but thankful traveler who lion. finally reached his destina- Mr and Mrs Matthew Streit had guests for pheasant hunting, persons who come here each season. They are Fred Lorcn/en and brother Ted, and Harry Bowles. Davenport, and Herbert Sawinski, Cedar Hapids. Fred is sports writer 1 for the Davenport daily. Bowles is photographer for the paper and Sawinski is chief pilot and technical writer of Collins ladio. Fred has followed in the lootsteeps of his father who was also a sports writer. In a recent issue, in the magaxinc section, an interesting article jippeared on a pheasant hunting trip here two years ago. * » * Had it not been for obstacles difficult to overcome. I'd have accepted the invitation to the D.A.R. dinner Friday evening. I am eligible for membership and to those interested in ancestry I will do a little bragging. I am d direct descenclent of Cady who served with George Washington and was with him at the Yorktown surrender of the British. In the line were Ebenezar I, II & III. My great-grandfather Arnold Cady was a son of this line, his son Morvin was my grandfather, his son Marvin was my father, so there is direct lineage. My father's name was so similar to his father's, but Marvin was the name of my grandmother's younger brother and he was named Marvin for this uncle. And to do a little more bragging. Elixabcth Cady Stahton, well known for her achievements along with Lucretia Mott and Carrie Chapman Catt, in the interests of suffrage, was my grandfather's cousin. Why am I not famous too? I dunno. • * * Anita Rose Kohlhaas cam* Nov. 11 to spend the weekend with her mother Mrs Phil Kohlhaas. Mrs K. went back to Minneapolis, Minn., with her daughter and from there went W Washington, D. C. where her sons Vernon, Bob, Phil and Dean live. Of especial interest was the new 8 pound, 14 ounce son recently born to Mr and Mrs Bob Kohlhaas, who joined the sisters Kim and Kathy. A name had not been decided upon when I talked with Mrs Kohlhaas, but she said the family had suggested that the name of the presidential winner be bestowed on the infant. The name Richard Kohlhaas seemed a little awkward. I suppose 1 that was one of the deciding factors of the election. Jack or John F. seemed better. » * * Mrs Henry Braun is going to be gone too. but her visit will extend to lour months at Pontiae. Mich., with 'her son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs George Anderson. Mrs Braun plans to spend Thanksgiving at Spencer with her daughter Agnes and will go from then 1 to Pontiae. LA APPLIANCE ALGONA 8 FULL COLOR LITHOGRAPHED Xmas Letterheads with Envelopes Xmas Cards with Envelopes for business use in the Holiday Season — And The Cost Is Moderate SELECT YOURS AT UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO, ALGONA TOa$o$ma'c&£o^:tt$ci^^ A letter from my good friend Myrna Orion which arrived Nov. 7 says in part. "I hope 1 to be home rather soon. Guess we will drive to Don's next, Friday. Arden gels a day off and Joy will take her day. It is 4(i() miles away and over 1 the Siskques. Arden took us into San Jose yesterday and we saw (?) Nixon." In around 20,000 people I couldn't see anything but heads and backs." Myrna has been at San Jose several weeks and Arden and Don are her sons. The Joy mentioned is Arden's wife. * * * Since I am writing this Nov. 11, my mind turns back to 1918 and that happy, hilarious Armistice clay so long ago. II is as vivid as Ihough il happened yesterday. I asked a few people what they were doing lhat day. One person, who prefers lo remain anonymous, was just a little girl with a broken arm who had gone to DCS Moines for further treatment of a bad and stubborn break. She recalls walking blocks and blocks to join her relatives, the double rows of c'ars, the noise and excitement, and to cap the climax, saw a child run over by a car, and the car accidentally put in reverse and run over the lad again. It took him across the knees and so far as she can rem- member, while a serious affair, it was not fatal. HazeLBurns says she was then a school mam teaching the Hobarton school on McGregor road. School was dismissed and everybody came to Algona to make whoopee. Amy Johnson has cause to remember World War I with sadness, for her husband Melvin Wagner was killed at Chatteau Thierry and her brother- John Bergman was wounded there. * * « Mrs Hugh Colwell remembers armistice day well. Her son Willis was an infant of about three months and she remembers her. grieving mother Mrs Mary Hill, whose son Tom was killed in service. Drs. Ray and Day Potter were stationed at Petersberg, Va. with the respective wives Lila and Linda. The men had received overseas orders but luck was with them and Ihe armistice came in time to save them from overseas action. » *. * Mrs L. A. Copp has relatives whose last names can be spelled correctly frontward or backward Notion. * • • November 1924—County poultry show held in Algona was big success. Levi D. Dickinson, father of Congressman L. J. Dickinson, died. Bert Peck left for Bcnton, Minn., to operate a store. • • • While Dr. and Mrs Karl Hoffman were awaiting their fourth grandchild, the lattcr's sister Mrs Phil Kohlhaas was also awaiting one. The babies arrived at nearly the same time, a boy for the Bob Kohlhaas family, as I have mentioned, in the locals, and a girl to Mr and Mrs A. C. De Crane at Houston, Tex. To the De Crane family consisting of David, Lisa and Stacie, a boy was expected to join David, who upon hearing a sister was added, said "Oh nuts." The new baby Engineer Doug II' iir; of the resident engineer-';; ol'lir'.» n\ the. State Highway Depai I siient at Biitt, said last week thai tin- Highway Commission expected to receive bids in December lor paving of the new stretch of U.S. 18 from Brill west to Sexton, in Kossuth county. He estimated that the paving contract would run somewhere tie if one million dollars for Ihe new stretch of highway, which has been graded this year-. The new section eliminates two grade crossings of the Milwaukee road, as it runs parallel and nortlT of the Milwaukee tracks from Brill to Sexton. The Brill office supervises work in Hancock, Wright, Winnebago, Humboldt, Kossuth and Emmet counties, but all actual work is done by contractors on a bid basis. had not, been named when I talked with Mrs Hoffman. * *. * """ Dana N. Hoffman, father of Dr. Karl Hoffman, Le Mars, holds an enviable record. For the pasl 40 years he has served on the election board but this year when approached on the subject he replied, "I think it should be turned over to a younger man." Mr Hoffman is only 94 years old- alert and in good health. Isn't it wonderful to reach those years and remain in fine physical and mental health? * * * Mr and Mrs Julius Knopf, residents here at Good Samaritan, observed their sixty-third wedding anniversary Friday, Nov. 11. Special records were played for them and cake was served in their room to several friends and some of the nurses. The Knopfs were born abroad, at Luxemberg and for many years lived in the LuVerne and Renwick area after coming to the United States. Children born prior to coming to the U.S.A. are Anna, of Clare- monl, Minn., Paul, of Fort Dodge, Otto, of Mason City, and those born after coming here are Freda and George of Algona and Ella, Fort Dodge. They spent many years farming and retired a few years ago coming to Good Samaritan three years ago. Both are eighty fiye years old and in good health. Congratulations and good wishes to you, Mr and Mrs Knopf. * * * Two ducks were walking down toward the pond when one of them said, "Oh, quit walking like a woman wearing slack s." (Which gives you an idea of my views on slacked women.) • • • When Myrta West was here frorh Perry, she told me Erma Duckmanfon Pratt was meeting her here. Which reminded me of Hettie Millis, a cousin of Erma's whom I knew years ago when we were in high school. I hadn't seen Hetlie for quile a number of years and had forgotten her married name. A note from Erma informs me Hettie, Mrs Charles Waddell, a widow these several years, still lives at Hamilton, Montana. Erma wrote that she is going to Peoria, 111., in fact is there at the time of this writing, and will visit Lou Millis (Mrs C. R. Golly). Zoe Millis,. a sistei' (Mrs Harry Lecky) ;also of Hamilton, Mont., was in Peoi'ia at the time. If you are an old timer you will rom0mt}er Hurry Lecky worked in the-R. H. Miller drug store, the present Thuente slore. You will also recall Harry and Earl Wallick were on Ihe river one Sunday morning in a row boat. It capsized and Earl was drowned. I knew Earl very well as he worked for Ed Patterson in a furniture store and the daughter Florence Patterson wns my close friend. I was just a little girl when this accident happened but it made a deep impression as Earl had been a kind friend to Florence and me. When You Think of Think of SHARP'S

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