The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 8, 1959 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 8, 1959
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October 8, 1959 PLANTATION BALLROOM Whittemore, Iowa SUNDAY, OCT. 11 Don Hoy FRIDAY, OCT. 16 Hard Times bailee Come As You Are Johnny Ketelsen SUNDAY, OCT. 25 Guy DeLeo FRIDAY, OCT. 30 Frank Buhr No Advance Booth Reservations Doors Open at 8:30 LuVerne &y Mi-s. Pern Mi. .A... M^.., .A- jfc, Ifl lit .., Mr and Mrs Arnold fclbert of Harlan visited^unday and Monday with her parents, Mr and Mrs Edwin Marty. Guests Sunday in the Henry Kubly home Were Mr and Mrs Alva Graham of Mason "City, Mrs William Argue of Contel- Hs, Oregon visited her aUnts, Mrs Dean Bowman, here and Mrs Cecil Williams at Algona reccnt- Fri., - Oct, 9 Kenny Hofer Oct7 Jules Herman And Hie Orch. Wed., Oct. 14, 7 to 11 p.m. Teens Attraction^, Skip & Flip Fireddy Cannon Sand Nelson < Dian & the Belmonis > Rosco & His Little Gf een Men Parents Free - Teens $1.50 y. She will be rememberal as' tosemary Courtney, grartddaugh* er of the late Mr and Mrs H. ?, Larimer. Mr and Mrs Robert B icings and children visited her father Hiram Hrwitt al Livermore Sunday afternoon. Mr and Mrs Dale ftistau of Milan, 111., were Sunday guests in the Fay Harmon home. Mrs Jessie Stripling and Sandra visited Saturday and Sunday with their daughter and sister Norma, the Jaqk Kassel family it Grand Meadow, Minn. Mrs C O. McClellan accompanied thorn to Waltham, Minn., where she visited her daughter, the Eltlon Marty family. Mrs Ted Wagner was hostess to a dessert luncheon contract bridge at her home Saturday. Mrs lona Anderson, Manhattan, Kan., was a guest. At play, high, Mrs Anderson, second high, Mrs Ray Berte and travel, Mrs Jessamine Miller. Guests Tuesday in the Supt. B E. Martin home were friends, Mi and Mrs John Wilson of Lo.« Angeles. Guests Thursday and Friday were Mr and Mrs H. J .Van Hauen, Cedar Falls, parents of Mrs Martin. iMrs* Johanna Hanson, Algona was honored at a dinner Sun day in tho home of her daugh ter Carrie, Mr and Mrs Clarenci Nielson, on. the occasion of he 79th birthday which was Sept 30. Other guests were her October 8, 1959 daughters, Mr arid Mrs Davis, Mason Cityj Mr and. Mrs Art Weise, Algona, thtstt Awfth- er, Mr and Mrs Frahk ' Pn»is- mann and sans of Blaiffiteurf, also Mrs Christina Nielson, tAiVefhe, mother of Clarence. v j* Lowell Harmon, son of MTSnd Mrs Fay Harmon celebrated his 12th birthd&y Sunday with guests his friends, Julius Hatig, Lofen Wittmeier, Daryl Ristau, artd his sister, Mrs Merrill Hefty t Bruce, Judy and David. Jess Jergensrn was* confined in his home over the weekend with a siege of influettfa. Jamrs Werner of Eagle Grow visited his sister, the Billy Hnrd- copf family Sunday. Together they went to Langdon, loWJhto visit their father, Lnrjry Werner. Sr., of DeGraff, Minn. Mr and Mrs Fred Merkle visited Saturday and Sunday in DCS Moines with her brother, tho Earl Lehmann family. Dr. and Mrs J. E. Shultz .of P?lla,came Sunday for a few days with his mother, Mrs Mary Shultz. •Mr and Mrs Walter Engel were in Sioux Falls, S. D., Friday to Sunday. They went to visit his uncle, Caspar Weigand of Orlon- ville, Minn., who underwent major surgery in the Sioux Val ley hospital, Friday. • Morgan Hagcn was at Lutheran hospital- at Fort Dodge from Wednesday until Friday for' a check up. Orfon f-ruii Farm Here Is Pioneer's Vision Come True WreesYield Bountifully In 1959 Harvest By Hdroid Hutchins The casual pnsscr-by along (bo west fork of Hnll Street in Al- t»ona, extending soulliwnrd, past the old Call Bridge and across the rond west, from Call Stale Park might miss the remarkable sight of the apple crap now being harvested, full-swing, from tho row on row of trees on the Orton Fruit Farm. It is n thrilling sight to look upon the big rich, ripe, rod or vari-colored apples clustered upon the brunches so thickly as almost to crowd one another off A : car with major advances in transmission, suspension, brakes, and engines which are Buick's alone today A.solid, substantial car • A car of superb comfort, quiet, reliability • A car you should drive soon New comfort, quietness, and quality New Interior decor and convenience Doors that open wider — easier to get to and out. Family-size interior, Seats that are higher, more deeply cushioned, an4 reposi- turned to provide more room for feet and legs. Perhaps the quietest running car in America due to Buick's high use of insulation and torque-tube drive, Buick's quality control program comes to a peak m tn« •e Priv* Buick '60, An entirely new "Mirromagic" instrument panel. It lets the driver see speed, gas gauge, and other necessary readings at a glance in a mirror he tilts to suit his own eye level. And a new exclusive safety option —the Twilight Sentinel*—that turns headlights on automatically at sunset ,, . off automatically at sunrise, All-new colors and fabrics. Richer appointments, *At slight extra cost. Outstanding performance with economy 1. Buick's Exclusive Turbine Drive Transmission! is jet-smooth, responds faster, more economically than ever. No gears ever shift while the car is in motion, 2. Buick's Exclusive Air-Flo Aluminum Drum Brakes—found on no other American car. Fin-cooled drums front and rear for faster cooling. Fast cooling means safer stopping, longer brake life. AT BUICK DEALERS NOW • • BUICK L E SABRE BUICK INVICTA THE IQWEST-PRICED BUICK THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE Slotted wheels pass a current of air from under the car constantly over the brakes for added cooling efficiency. (Wheels are J5" size which gives you up to 1/3 more tire life.) 3. Buick's exclusive Wildcat Engines give high efficiency with high economy. (An optional new LeSabre Engine is designed to give Buick performance on regular grade fuel.) Wpllonal at rxtra tost on LeSabrt, itandard eg jnvtcla and £/fcfra. BUICK ELECTRA THE FINEST BVICK Of ALL SCHULTZ BROS., So. Phillips St., Algona, Iowa * * DRIVE TURBINE teoo There are 392 bushels of apples, mosily Haroldson and Rod Delicious, in tho above picture taken at the Orion Fruit Farm, nt the southwest edge of Algonsi. The fruit farm has 450 producing .trees, which average 15 bushels a tree. The average yield is about 3,300 bushels a year, with trees producing every year. The orchard was started 20 years ago by the late Clark Orton, and is now being worked, md cared for by Mrs Orton and her two sons, Webster and Dennis. ,' WebsteV also works al the Pioneer Seed plant here, and Dennis at the North Iowa Directory service. Other sons are Knut, missionary in Equatorial Africa; Arden, employed in park service work it San Matco, Cal.; and Donald, who teaches at Cave Junction, Oregon. There is one Orton daughter, Mrs Bulie Orton Abcrnathy, ot Mason City. (UDM ncwsfolo and engraving). and sometimes all together so heavy as to break clown many of the branches. ' One does not ordinarily have opportunity over our fertile, productive, country generally to see and take 'home for their various uses some of the heaped baskets of the fruit which are there available. But this has been a favorable year for the Ortons. The fact is that nowadays, in this age of so many pests and fruit - ; purasites it as become impossible to "produce"such 'fine fruit except >by« .constant-attention to -the trees in the way of planting, cultivat ing, pruning, grafting and spraying. So it has been during the critical period of dangerous insect infestation this year that Webster Orton and his assistants have often had to work not only during daylight hours, but often far into the night to spray the trees for protection from innumerable and ravenous destructive enemies. The result is apparent in one of the finest apple crops ever grown by the Orton TOM'S Televiews Fruit Farm, where the crop is constantly being made ready and available to any and all of tho apple-hungry folks who arc coming by automobile and truck to lay in a supply of the fruit. To even harvest such a huge eye-opening and mouth-watering apple crop is a task appalling Cor any "lendeiifool" to contemplate; but how much more so was thai of Clark K. Orton, thirty years ago, when future site he firs-t viewed -the of his orchard and CBS will feature one of its few color specials tomorrow (Friday) night, as comedian Red Skollon puts on his special from 9 to 10 P.M. Black and white views will have pretty good pickings this week with "The Big Party" and "Playhouse 90" taking turns on Thursday nights (the former tonight). Dennis- the Menace precedes Ed Sullivan Sunday, and George Gobel opens his 1959-60 season this Sunday evening. Remember RCA — Leader in black and white; Pioneers in COLOR Television. You can get RCA Victor "Living Color" at Tom's, now, for as low as $495.00, Ask us about a demonstration soon! The color line-up over the next lew days includes the following (over KQTV, Channel 21, Ft. Dodge): Tonight: 4 to 4:30 P.M. — Truth or Consequences (Mon. thru Fri.); 9:30 to 10 P.M. — Tennessee Ernie. Friday: Bell Telephone Hour at 8:30. Saturday: 9 to 10 A.M. — Howdy Doody Show; 10 to 11 —• The Ruff and Reddy Show. 7:30 P.M. — Bonanza (co-sponsored by RCA.) . Sunday: Milton Berle Special from 8 to 9 P.M. THAT'S RICH .. . For the answer to your TV and Radio Problems, tune in (112 N- Moore — CY 4-3260). TOM'S RADIO & JV envisioned the possibilities. But- Chirk already had gained in the course of his career as a civil engineer superintending tho. construction of irrigation ditches and clams in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, and dams and levees along the Mississippi and its tributaries clown .South, a wealth of practical knowledge. •Hence he established during the course of his career this remarkable Fruit Farm under dif ficullies that few men would have dared to tackle, and perhaps even less been able to overcome. This is an interesting-tract of land upon which the Orion Fruit Farm is located, and that may well be the reason why Clark Orion, who lived a.« a boy in the Indian Country around the present site of Ortonville, Minn, founded and named after his father, was attracted to the place despite all its then tangled, uneven and unkempt appearance. For uncounted years, previous to the coming of the pioneers to Algona and Kossulh County, this was a favorite camping ground of the Indian!-, as evidenced by the numerous spear and arrowheads and other Indian artifacts which have been dug up there. The pun- and limpid waters of the DCS Moines River, kept constantly flowing by streams from tho sloughs ;md water-courses to the North were literally -alive with numerous varieties of fish and turtles; and the whole surrounding country was habitat for clear, elk. buffalo and millions of ducks, geese and prairie- chickens. Clark Orton looked at this par- Clark Orton died after a heart attack on October 3rd, 1958, but the Fruit Farm continues and' the public are being served by tha members of the Orton Family, particularly, Mrs Clark Orton, and her sons, Webster and Dennis. Here you may make your choice of such desirable varieties as the Haralson, Cortland,:,Delicious, Joan, 'Prairie Slayi''Fire-, side, Victory and many others; all sweet, juicy and tasty, adapted for eating, canning or immediate, use,on.the tablq jn the form of pies or sauce, ; • Needless to'sa'y, trie folks who come early can get the best selections. LEDYARD By Mrs D. B. Mayer ticular tract of land, however, as having possibilities for a homo and ranch — yes a fruit ranch and to him they looked good. "Where the house stands now,' : says Mrs Orton, "was a deep ravine." And all over the place were gullies and pot-holes, requiring days and days of arduou toil to fill' and level. But Clark was ingenious; and while he could fill and level some of the land by hauling and grading the dirt, he used to tell with pride o the way he put Nature to work filling some of the deepest run and other depressions lowe down, by putting in piling anc dams built from the trees-he cu on the place; thus slowing th waters as they rushed from atoovi with their burden of silt; makjn Mrs LeRoy Richardson entertained nine of the girls of the class of 1956 at her home on Friday evening at a post nuptial shower honoring Mrs Reinard Johnson, the former Wilma Bunt. Mrs Hurt and Mrs Earl Thompson were also guests. The evening was spent with, games and contests and visiting. The bride was given many lovely gifts, and later .a lunch was served. -• On Sunday a miscellaneous 'ost-nuptial shower was held in he Sacred Heart Church in horr- r of Mrs R. McFarland, tbjB ormer Marjorie . Lehtsch. Mrs Charles Hilferty was in charge of he program. '"" On Thursday afternoon the Esther circle met at the home of Mrs Edward Lpoft. Mrs E. A. Carpenter was in charge of the program. On Sunday•;.-•'.evening the woman's ' Society of Christian Service held a family night at the church with the pastor and his family and the school faculty arid families as special guests. A short program was given. Gretchen Looft, who attends" Luther College at Decorah, spent the weekend at the home of her parents Mr and Mrs Albert Looft; Mrs Ella McKnight of St. Louis,, Mo., came last week to visit at the home of her niece and huS'i band, the William Wierners. Mr and Mrs Ed Kerr of Arma, Kansas spent the weekend at the home of Mrs Lena Warner. Mr and Mrs Cliffoi'd Dunham of Sioux Falls, S.D. visited at the D. B. Mayer home Thursday over* night. Mrs Grace Mason who' was a guest of relatives in Kossuth county returned to her home ai Pomona, Calif. Wednesday. * Judy Herzog, who attends co}» lege at Orange City, spent thf weekend at the home of her par* ents, ,Mr and. Mrs Harold Tom Bashara, who attends them deposit their load where he wanted a "fill-in." To really appreciate all the talent, time and toil which have been expended by Clark Orion and his faithful wife, Myrna, and their five stalwart sons, over the years during which the Qrton Fruit Farm has been brought to its present slate of productivity, one would have needed during the past 30 years to live and to work with them. The write? has always been preatly impressed by their unfailing hospitality and generosity. It's no wp.ncjer that they have a host of and a growing patronge, therville Junior College, spent trie weekend at the home 9* his —"• ej', Mrs Mary Basharai,'"' The Modernette Club held first meeting at the home of OrvjHe Brandt, Sept. 16. N ficers for this yeay are Mrs Parnel, pre^.; Mrs Art Run vice pres.t • Mrs * Albert sec.-treas. Mrs -Albert sented. the lessen. Mr and. , Mr and. M^ Yee Lake, Minn, were home of • MV a,nd; t •'i OTw.Vn' >£« Wv*V»te'.' •tci:«*4*.iw*

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