The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 25, 1959 · Page 9
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June 25, 1959 Teacher From TitonkaGets Drake Award Mrs >Mary Oeslerreichcr of Ti- lonka has been honored by receiving a scholarship award for tuition and maintenance at trie Health Education Workshop at. Drake University, JDes Moines. This award is for a two week period, June 15-26. Robert Downs of, 'Minburn and his family arc making their home part time with his pnr- -ents, Mr and Mrs Homer Downs this summer. Robert is playing ball with the Bancroft Chicks this summer. This fall he will teach boys basketball at Man,- ning. Kenneth Loats 1 graduated June 1 from Mankato Teachers college Jfloines June 25, 1959 and received his iB. §. degree. 'He will work this summer there. In the fall he will leoch at. Manning. John D. Isebrand is a patient at Buffalo Center hospital. Mr and Mrs -Forrest Hansen and family of Greeley. Colo., are visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs Ray Hansen and other relatives and friends. Harold .Rood left Wednesday for California where he went to seek employment. He was accompanied by his uncle, Harold LeVier of .Humboldt. Virginia Swan and Beverly Richter will attend school for the summer at lown State Teachers college, Cedar Falls. Mr and Mrs Edward Boyken and family are spending the week at the Boyken cottage in Minnesota. Mr and Mrs Walter Haack nnc family moved to Brill Saturday where Mr Haack will .be emplc ed as a plumber. Mr and Mrs Win. Girard returned Thursday from a week's vacation and fishing trip. Mr and Mrs Donald Kerker and Debra moved Saturday to Brooklyn where he will be a teacher in the public schools, Mr find Mrs Conrad Schmidt accompanied Mr and Mrs Sundri, their daughter .nnd husband to Colorado .for a few week's visit with them there. Titonkn vicinity will be interested in knowing Jack Enston, a former Titonka teacher nnd now of Clear Lako. has accepted advancement as instructor of English .at Mnson City Junior college. First Mass Rev. John Coady, Divine Word Missionary, will say his first solemn high mass at St. John's Catholic church at Bancroft Sui day morning, June 28, at 10 a.i Father & Son Keep Short Wave Touch Of the 160,000 hani radio operators in the United States, it is doubtful if nny have more se than the electronics-minded I iiacson family of Algona. Throe members Of the farrill Nels (the old man), well-knovfti photographer, son Freddie (who won't, bo outdone) and daughter, Roberta (better-known ns Btfr- tio). nre enthusiastic hams ami the fourth, wife Kay, has stated she is about to take the jump into the middle of the fun. I The Isaacson's foundation in ham radio dntcS back to the timl- when Ncls was a high school student back in the mid-thirties. He developed nn interest, cni'- ried on for a while, then got ouH of It until about a year ago. Minnesota & State — Algona NOTHING Come In And Register For The W ' B V f* n D W BIG PRI BUY BY TONY NOTHING TO BUY 4th 2nd & & 5th - 1st Prize - Ice Chest 3rd - Belfort Watches - $30 Value - Bar-B-QSets 6th-7th-8th - Cannon Towel Sets 9th & 10th - West Bend Range Sets x 6" URETHANE SPONGE 49c Value With Purchase Of 8 or More Gallons Cities Service 5-D or Milemaster Gasoline CUP OF ICE CREAM To All Participants OF TONY'S CELEBRATION Come On In . . . Join The Fun CITIES SERVICE Let's Get Better \ Acquainted CITIES SERVICE DAIRY BAR JUNE CELEBRATION CITIES SERVICE DAIRY Roberta, a sophomore nt Al- Sfona high school where she is nn honor student, wns trying to decide on n science project Into in the full of 1957. Nels offered a helpful suggestion that wns to put the whole fnmily into ham work. Bertie, bent on getting a good ?rado in the' science course, buill lier own IrnnsmittinR set, nnd applied fur a novice operator's license. Freddie thought the whole idea sounded like a good one so he p,"t involved in construct ing his own radio. At the timi he wns assisting his father in tin photography studio here. He n cenlly completed his frr-shmnr year ;it St. Olaf College, North field. Minn. The two youngsters look their novice test and got their licenses .Inn. 12, 1!)5H. By nmv. Nels had the fever, loo, so he boned up, got back in the swing of things electrical ;ind passed his test us a general operator two months later. At the present time, he is completing iis radio in the living room of he Isaacson home. All three of the Isaacson radio ets have been built from scratch, -.tarting with nil the necessary oiirts and wires until they were issemblecl into n working unit. Nels & Freddie communicated, ach Tuesday and Thursday every week on a living room to dormi- ory network. The setup didn't hamper Freddie, however, for, according to Nels "he was well enough equipped sn that I got the message when he needed nn extra ten dollars." If there nre any drawbacks to the radio in the Isaacson living room, those requests for additional funds probably ranked number one. A novice license is good only for a year. At the end of that time, the test for a general license is necessary to continue ns an operator. Bertie has been inactive during recent months due to her schedule of school work, but plans to get with it again this summer and might even build another set. Vaughn Rising, another well- known Algona ham operator supervised the examinations taken by the Isaacsons. The tests arrive in sealed envelopes whicl must be opened before a notary -public so no "cribbing" can take A science project developed into quite an undertaking for the three persons shown in the above composite photo. The three "hams" in the photo are, left to right, Fred Isaacson, Roberta Schwendeman and Nels Isaacson, and they nre pictured in and near radio gear. A couple of years ago, Roberta The Isaacson sending nnd re-1 cciving antenna here is 55 feel high and has enabled them to contact hams in 45 states, Canada and Alaska. Three do/en turnbuckles help keep the guy wires in the antenna taut. Nels constructed another antenna recently from parts which cost a total of 35 cents. It waft looked up to the Rising set & ha talked with hams in Maine and California, lie has nuiny spare parts which have been stripped from old radios and TV sets which will be used in the future, lie's gelling such a large supply now that a bin storage setup of some kind will be needed soon. Nels ha.s had the usual radio conversations with persons fron all walks of life. Just the other clay he had a nice chat with Andy Wooll'ries, former well - knowr spoils announcer qt WO1, Ames who now lives at Sioux Clly. A the lime of the Isaacson-Woolfrie conversation, the latter was rid ing along in his cor. n project for general science in the local public school nnd a background of radio in Mr Isaacson's past led to lh« eventual construction of three sending sets by the three members of the family. Only Mr;! Isaacson doesn't have a set "f her own - and she is thinking seriously of building one so sho can understand the lingo of the • other three. Several interesting experiences and lots of hard work have already been written into the log books at Isaacson's house since the radio project^ first began irk 1957. (Isaacson Engraving) "photos — UDM Jack Webb, belter known ns i the kitchen. Joe Friday of Dragnet, is a ham" on and off the TV .screen. XIels had a chat with him a few veeks ago from De.nton, Texas. Nels has also talked to presidents if corporations, a famous eye urge-on from Indiana, college professors and students, priests md ministers. Harm, il seems, are a well-knit group, always ready to help one mother when assistance is ncecl- d. Mr Isaacson credits Vaughn Rising, Si Roth and Gene Faul- slick for answering scads of questions on radio. Rising and Roth are both hams, the former having been at it. for 30 years, while S has had a set for 35 years, anc they're both going strong. II is possible, in the'case of the Isaacsons, thai ns soon as Kay falls under the spell of radii there may be four radios (eacl located in. a separa/ic room) in their home. It would then b possible, tor someone in the Uvin room to find out what's cooking Bancroft Girl Bitten By Dog; Animal Studied Bancroft—Barbara Monke was bitten by the family clog Wednesday morning. She was brought to the office of Dr. Egan whero the wound was. taken care of. The dog was tied up. Barbara is tha daughter of Mr and Mrs Ralph Menke. WIN A QUEEN'S RANSOM! 100,000 IN PRIZES! 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Mrs George Rahe took her daughter Jean to Sioux City Wednesday. Jean has spent two weeks with her parents. She returned Uj St. Joseph School of Nursing, Sioux City, where she will be a junior student this year. Betty Lensing, daughter of Mr and Mrs Al Lensing will finish her course at St. Joseph, Mason City. Mr and Mrs Walter Kockler are the parents of a son born May 19 at -Estherville. Mr and Mrs Walter Thomas and sons, Detroit, Mich, are here for a two week vacation with the letter's mother, Mrs Bess Connelly. 5 separate drawings during June and July, get in on the next drawing! If you haven't entered yet, You Don't Have To Buy Anything You don't have to solve any puzzles, complete any sentences, write any jingles. You can enter every drawing! Come in and get your free official entry blank at our store during the Giant Value Jubilee. Sign it, check the Frigidaire appliances you'd like to win - and mail, Thafs all you do. And you could win $10,000. 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Sophift Shvpl and Kay Young registered t) guests and Mrs Orvjije Gardfji and daughter, Joleen, gerved'-J waitresses. Si; tended. , , v The bride is a grs4w$ gona high a?few)ly "" bridegroom atw«4$4 high school and 'lpw> Jfpl the army, ' ' • '

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