The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 2, 1961 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 2, 1961
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DOES YOUR CAR MUMBLE, GRUMBLE, STALL & STUMBLE? i • . . • PERHAPS IT NEEDS OUR "PEP UP" TREATMENT A motor tune-up will do wonders for your ear this winter weather. Bring your ear Into us for repairs... you'll save money, time and temper and be mighty happy about our work. JOHN ELBERT'S OKLAHOMA STATION East of V.F.W. Hall — Algona ; LOWER LONG. DISTANCE RATES STARTAT6BM.f IT COSTS LESS when you place your long distance calls after 6 p.m. — or anytime on Sunday. Lower rates to most points are in •ffect then. .There's probably someone who , ; would welcome' a call from you tonight. Enjoy an inexpensive will give • you both a liftl ; '., .; took at your tavlngi on these typical rate*f ? '•• " • ' • • • • * l '• 'Before Aft*T'$-'p.mI : 8t'All ? '- " 6P.M. Day Sunday . From Algona to Los Angeles, Calif. $1.80 $1.40 ?i From Algona to Dallas, Texas $1.45 , $1.15 • j From Algona to Miami, Florida $1.80 $1,40 '; Rate* shown ire for 3-mlnute jUtldn-lo-statlon Mils, v4 do'not Includf ta!: y CALL BY NUMBER... IT'S TWICE AS FASTI ' '( Wintertime is the best time to DECORATE Now's the time to fix up tn» inside of your home. Odorless, fast-drying paints make It easy... and if you have a remodeling project in mind/ you can get the job done fastest, and cheapest right now. Call us for all your home improvement needs. Specials Super Quality Kern-Tone Paint $2,15 per quart 2'/j" Paint Brush $1.85 5 ft. Step Ladder only $4.95^ 1 x 12 Pine Shelving 14c Lin. ft. /ONE STOP Use pur convenient budget p/Qit for home improvement help big and Mr and Mrs Herman I Bode. Mr and Mrs Leo Goctz entertained at dinner and cards Jan. 19. Guests were Mr and Mrs Joe | Goetz, Mr and Mrs Jens Anderson and Mr and Mis J. P. Hauptman. IT, IS PROBABLY A. SIGN of advancing age, but I often get *6 thinking about the "gotfd old days". I don't know exactly just- it was when I fea1iy had it so good, but I do know that times changed since I was young. The kids at our house have a way .or reminding me of (this fact quite frequently. . i 1 GREW UP DURING THE DEPRESSION, as I often lell oipc youngsters, when money was very scarce. They usually c ° u ™^ with ,the fact that money doesn't seem any too plentiful around here now, either. "When I was your age", I say to the girls, 'I toot care of children for a whole evening and 1 got a quarter for it .-(.A quarter is the exact sum they get for one hour of the same kind01 work only now they call it baby-sitting.) "Yeah, but you didn t have atty place to spend your money and after you earned it, you co.uitt!", say my little darlings. (I guess our kids think the depression is the one that occurred shortly after the Civil War when there were no movies and the silk stockings and new sweaters I.craved had to come up the Mississippi by packet bo i't!) 'IWe've got to have some •allowance to, go with the money we earn,", our kids tel me, it takes all our baby-sitting money to go to the basketball games ana to the movies". I remind them that it was nol lack of school spirut that kept me so ignorant of football until I was grown, but the un- .Vallability of quarters to get into the games. And it was not because . was not a fan of Clark Gables' that I didn't see Vlt Happened One Wght" until it got on the late TV movie. AT OUR HOUSE, I SCREAM a lot about money going out so 'asjt and I'give quite a few lectures about the Depression. Sometimes Ihe kids say 1 , "Gdsh, Mom, wasn't it awful, back in the old days? I have, to admit that it-really wasn't, and from .this view point I even consider it a valuable part of my training to grow up when times were hard. It must have been hard on our parents, though, worrying about where the next dollar was coming from, put we kids had a ball! We wore remodeled clothes, and complained about it, but then so did everybody else, arid'we had gobs of parties in our own homes when 20 or 30 kids had a wonderful time on 50c paid but for apple's and popcorn! ,, . . .,',,,'.•„ Today you can work hard and stilll almost starve to death; during the depression you almost starved but you didn't get the chance to Work while doing it!. . ' ANOTHER THING THAT HAS changed since the good old days is the difference between life in town and life on the farm. I have never lived on a farm, excepting when I was too small to remember much about it, but I was blessed 'with lots of country cousins and friends. At every chance I wangled'art invitation' for a visit to a farm'and those week-ends and vacations there still remain high points of my:child-hood. But after talking with some of my country friends of today, life on the farm isn't what is used to be, either. GATHERING AND WASHING EGGS. AND washing the cream separator were chores my young hosts detested. I thought they were great fun because I 'didn't- have, to do them every day. I also learned :how to milk a cow while on a to a farm. I checked recently ; with a farmer friend and he said, although his kids, still gather eggs, they have a machine for washing them v and the closes his kids have ;been to milking a cow is to connect up the milking machine They, cUm't have a separator anymore. I was ask about the hay 'mow. If they've also done away with ithat.iwith its opportunities for juvenile hide-and-seek and jumping and bouncing,, 1.11 really »e disillusioned about present day farm life. . , .• l'T^V^. ; V^,'»fi*^^'f«^]^^'^-^^^ : ^ today. Jeanie said recently,,,"I,wish I lived on a farm. The kids •therl never have to walk to school—the bus comes, right up to their door'to get them! 1 hafta walk eight blocks every morning' just because I live in town!" f , •ALSO GONE WITH THE GOOD OLD DAYS is the country school itself. There's not a single one left in Kossuth county and not m<any in all.Iowa, I'd guess. My first year of education was in a country school. I was only four years old and didn't count as a real pupil but-1 'attended all winter anyway. We moved to town the next fall before I was five.-and -I ran away to school and.lied about my age. The teacher believed me because I'd already picked up a little reading by going to country' school. ' . ' IN THE OLD DAYS, THERE .WAS dots more in back of the country schools than the P. T. A. And, boy, were they ever cold in thTwinter time! Country schoolhouses then were an oasis, or maybe it's the opposite of an oasis, for tourists. Gasoline stations were for selling gas in those days, and they seldom had rest rooms. .Hence when we were on a trip in our model T Ford, and if the signals from the kids' b^e too persistant we'd all look for a schoolhouse Pop would pull up and the boys would go out on back in one direction Id the ^irls in the other. If we'd been .traveling in the car since early morning sometimes the folks would let us play on the county school swings and teeter-totters a while so we could work off steam and wouldn't fight quite so much when we resumed our journey. I KIND OF SUSPECT THAT THE "good old days" are all in a person's head. We may be living in the "good old days' of tomorrow right now. This year of 1961, the last year I can reasonably expect to have all our brood living under the same roof, is rapidly becoming very precious to me. A few years hence, I expect to be saying "D^ymi remember when you kids taught Gidget, the dog, to sit up?" Or "Do you remember the nightgown Mary Ann made Jean when she first took Home EC.?", or how "we saved and schemed to buy the sewing machine, the new curtains for the living room and to meet Bill's graduation expenses? Ah, 1961,-rthat was bac* in the good, old days, wasn't it?" » * * I WAS VERY PLEASED THIS week when Mary Jean Hood sent me a colored picture of the Young Democrat's float for the Band Festival last fall. Mary Jean, Jack Vipond, Mary Bradley and our Bill are on it. It's very good of the donkey, too! THIS WEEK'S RECIPE IS FOR Potato Kugal, a Jewish dish. 6 large potatoes, grated, 1 large onion, grated, 2 targe eggs, well beaten, 2 Tablsp. flour, 1 teasp. baking power, 2 teasp. salt, V4 teasp. PCPP Mix ali together and pack in a greased dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 how, or until brown all over. This is best baked in a 10 x b x 6 diSh ' - GRACE. The Tom Garman family of Renwick were Jan. 17 supper guests in the Ed Garman home. Wesleyans who attended the annual banquet of Swine Producers Improvement Association Jan. 19 at the Annex in Algona .were the Charles and Luther Ny- gaards; Frank Bleichs, Robert Bolenuss, Joe Skows, George .Seabergs, George Detmcrings ICarl Arnold and Jurgen Skow. • The Maurice Erpelding of Al .gona will move to the Gollner ,farm to be vacated by the Joe Studers who will move to a farm i they brought west of Algona. The Clarence Atchesons o Corwith are to move to the Mr Gilbert Howard farm south o town to be vacated by the E Garman family. Ed Johnson and his brothcr-in law, Lou Wingcrt of Buffal Center returned home Jan. 1 from a 10-day trip to California They went to see Ed's brother, Joe Johnson woh is recuperating from major surgery at the Orange County hospital at Anaheim. They report Joe is quite well but will be at the hospital for a time, yet. They also visited Lou's sOri Don in Los Angeles, the Mike Wingert family at San Diego, the Gene Wolfs at Anaheim and Larry Hildmans, also of Anaheim, and several other friend's. The C D A's met Tuesday evening, J,an. 24. The American Legion Auxi : liary will meet Thursday evening, Feb. 2. ucsts of Mrs Paul Blumer 'hursday with Mrs William Er- elding co-hostess. The enter- ainment paper and'pencil games were in charge of Miss Enimn Crause. The February meeting vill be a tea at the Christensen ?ea Room in Humboldt. Mrs Clara Rogers went Sunday o Fort Dodge for an extended visit with her daughter, Mr and Mrs Jack Lawrence and Dr. and Mrs J. E. Sfoultz pi Pclla visitod Saturday and Sunday with his mother Mrs Mary Shultz. Callers Saturday afternoon in ho Sylvester Brace home were Mr and Mrs Donald Cook, DCS Vloines, were week end visitors with her aunt, Mr and Mrs George Studer and her mother, Mr and Mrs Dean Bowman at Algona. Mr and Mrs De Ray Lichty and children of Mason City were Sunday visitors in the parenta Harry Lichty home. Otto Hansen in the air force stationed at Orlando, Fla. is on leave visiting his mother and sis ter Mrs Johanna Hansen, Mr and Mrs Art Weiss in Algona and hi sister, Mr and Mrs Clarence Niel sen, at LuVerne. Otto, formerlj of LuVerne and well known here, has two more years of sci vice before his retirement. Thursday, Feb. 2, 1961 Algona (la.) Uppef Pet Motnet-3 Mrs Emma Hurlburt and Rachaet of Lone Rock, Mrs Harvey RatH bt Algona and Mrs Henry Rath of Belgrade, Minn. They are sis-^ tor and sisters-in-law of William Rnth who lives with his daughter Mrs Brace and family. ••^^^•i^™*^^^— Announcing HARRY IRELAND Has Joined our collection department CREDIT BUREAU of KOSSUTH CO. CREDIT SERVICE BUREAU CY 4-3182 Charles D. Paxson, owner Algona * LuVerne By Mrs. Fern Bigings The general meeting of W.S.- C.S. met Jan. 18 in'the Methodist 'church rooms. Devotions, Mrs Ralph Stoll, lesson presented by Mrs C. W. Bjustrom. The new members Mrs Gerald Ramus, Mrs Dale Braynard and Mrs J. O. Cox were recognized. Hostesses were Mrs Alvin Weber, Mrs Guy Giddings, Mrs G. A. Eggleston, Mrs Nels Jensen, Mrs Irwin Jergensen. The Good Will 'club were ^^^^SSSSS*^ JOHN BUSCHERFELD We are happy to announce that John Buscherfeld has joined our staff of hairdressers and cosmetologists. Let John show you how to look your prettiest ... by creating a hair style that gives you a head start on beauty for Valentine's' Day. State Beauty Salon • I CY 4-3127 June Simpson, Owner Algona, Iowa LOOK MRS. SEW AND SEW There's No Business Like Sew Business and SEW BUSINESS we know. You'll know too, the terrific values in the four groups of sewing machines shown below. This is our final Clearance of all 1960 models, demonstrators, repossessed, and freight damaged sewing machines. GROUP 1 Your Choice For $269 This group consists of only the finest brand names with exclusive features. Terms availabe - Fully Guaranteed - All The Instructions You II. 1-Anker Open Arm Portable Reg. $389 1-Necchi Supernova Portable Reg. $349 1-Sewcraft Super Auto. Desk Reg. $409 1-Anker Automatic Console GROUP 2 Your Choice For $99.00 This group consists of top quality machines. Some may appear to be slightly damaged. Some discontinued models but all as good as new for practical use. 1—New Singer Portable 2-New White Zig-Zag (discontinued) 2—New Free Westinghouse Zig-Zags 1-New White Lightweight Portable * WESLEY By Mrs. Viola Studer KELLEY LUMBER CO. "Qgr Buiintti !| Building" SEXTON - OHOSEN - AIQONA A public card party will be held in St. Josephs parish hall ftunday evening. Feb. 5, sponsor- e4 by Circle 1 of the Guild. Hafold Price had emergency niajpr surgery Sunday in the ritt hospital. Corwith-Wusley boys defeatec LuVerne 6}-47 > n a basketbal game Friday evening. Corwith- Wesley girls lost 57-61, to LuVer- ne. Everett Ackerson was trough home Friday from St. Ann hps pital, Algona, where he had ma jpr surgery Tuesday. His mother, tyrs Clarence Ackerson, h 1 a patient there, too. A photo of Mrs Chloie Simp- pon's grand.son, Timmy Lewerke, 10 months old son of Mr and Mrs Robert Lewerke of Garner appeared in the Picture section of he Des Moines Sunday Register. Merle Giddings, son of Gordon Gidings, who enlisted in the National Guard last November, left Jan. 21 for Fort Leonard Wood M. for an 8 week training period Kenneth Carlson, son of Mr am Mrs Guy Carlson will leave in 2 weeks and Stanley Hansen Feb 11. Mr and Mrs Henry Larson o Eagle Grove were Sunday guest in the, home of their daughte and family, the Rev. Robei Jones. 'Methodist Youth Group wiU have a chili supper Feb. 2 at Un- church, beginning at 5:30. Board members and employers of the Farmers Coop Society who attended the state convention of Grain Dealers in Des Moines, Jan. 22-25 were Mr and Mrs Joe Skow, Mr. and Mrs George Seaberg, Mr and Mrs Lester Larson, Mrs L. L. Lease, Frank Bleich, Sd Otis, Mr and Mrs Victor L°e- GROUP 3 Your Choice For $59.00 Really a fine group of guaranteed used or repossessed machines. Worth so much more but priced to assure Quick Clearance. Sewcraft Zig-Zag Portable Singer Featherweight Portable Pfaff Zig-Zag 2-Brand New Ankers Brand New White Portable (old style) GROUP 4 Your Choice For $38.88 Yes . . We have a machine to fit any Budget and remember - This is one appliance that pays for itself many times over. New Home Console Electric New Home Portable Sewmor 'Portable White Console Electric This Is Your Chance To Save Money Two Ways Save on the Machine and then save again by Sewing. NOW! NORTH IOWA SEWING MACHINE CO ALGONA, IOWA

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