The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 20, 1967 · Page 34
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 20, 1967
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-Algeria (la.) Upper Des Moinet Thursday, April 20, 1967 Evelyn Well, here we go again. Raise the price of stamps, raise the salaries of the postal employees, stay in the red as usual - so why not raise the price of stamps, keep salaries at the present rate, and maybe we'd get somewhere. I'm not very bright, I'll admit, but I do think my logic on this is right. I wish we could go back to the days when the government didn't have a finger in every pie. And what a wonderful thing if we had k£pt to the good old Monroe doctrine. Then another thing that irks me, possibly because I don't understand the situation, but with millions of dollars going to our soldiers and families abroad and being spent there for the necessities, the countries they are in are pulling in our good money. Why couldn't it be arranged that they buy AMERICAN goods only, and get the money back here instead of bulging in foreigner's pockets. - o - I do have a kind word for the withholding idea so that people have money to fall back on in their old age and not have to go on relief. Of course, relief will always be needed and received, not because a person hasn't been thrifty, or lazy, but because of inability to work, ill health and adversity. Well, God Bless America - I'm glad I am one. - o A California friend enclosed a picture of Herman, the hippo who had been on the loose three days. He is an ugly looking creature, has such a big head and a mouth big enough for a man to crawl in, so the picture seems. He had wandered away from a t>eaeh front cave to Huntington Beach where he had been participating in a benefit carnival. Having been at Huntington Beach made the story of more interest to me. Herman was on the beach at Thoroughbred Sea Spa and early in the morning Byron Hendricks, owner of the Laguna Beach ranch let his dog out. Herman was munching on some hay, but when the dog saw him, he barked and Herman made haste to a pool used by the horses. Herman went on from there to the ocean, Lisa, an elephant friend of Herman, was brought to lure the escapee back to shore, but they first had a frolic in the water, then came out and all ended well. Well, a hippo and elephant friendship is strange to say the least, but since they havu lived together in the same cage for some time, I suppose companionship was uppermost and "all's well that ends well." Both huge animalsdociley walked up the ramp to the van and were calm and cool, but I'll bet Her man told Lisa a long tale about the exploit. - o - All of this takes me back to the days when Rlngling Bros, circus came here a few times. Then they showed under the "big tent" but now they go only to large covered arenas and it must be a big relief to do away with the huge canvas, the poles, etc. I am glad we have been having some very good circus acts on TV. I'm still just a kid at heart and love the trapeze and tight rope acts. Only I'd like to have someone comt in with the popcorn and peanuts I I never got any kick out of the clowns. I guess my sense of humor must be stunted along that line - and there's a good deal of TV, so comedy like that doesn't go over with me. Being a lover of the violin and having played for a number of years, I was sorry to read of the death of Mischa Elman. I always loved Rubinoff on the Rudy Valee show, too. Oh, I was just a nothing compared with them, but I could appreciate the years it took to become such perfectionists and the practice it took to do some of the difficult passages. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Martin Becker are very proud of their grandsons Mark and Mike Mawdsley and Franklin and Norman Becker who were on the winning basketball 4-H team in the county at Burt. The teams were composed of junior Plum Creek 4-H boys. - o - How wonderful to be able to leave an estate of $250,000, most of which will go to Webster City's benefit. It was left by Mrs. Teresa Sterns, 93, a much-loved woman who lived well but not beyond her means. Olive Bateman, Webster City, sister of Mrs. Adrian Sterling, was named as one of the trustees. - o I was chatting with a friend STRONG CHURCHES... Make Communities "I delight to do thy will, O my God, thy law is within my heart." — Psalms 40:8 Here is strength for righteousness. Here is courage enough to face adversity. Here is cause for eternal hope — THY WILL BE DONE. What is right is not always easy, is often unpopular. Some challenges must be met with a special kind ofhead-on determination. In some just cause, there is often nothing but loneliness. Find your strength in the knowledge of God's will. Do your best to observe God's law and you will have strength enough. These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••A*** SHUTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Tel. 295-5371 - Algona, Iowa VAN'S CAFE Junction 18 & 169 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 - Algona, Iowa ZENDER'S Clothing for Men and Boys POST MOVING and STORAGE Local & Long Distance Phone 295-2275 __ Algona, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. Herb Hedlund, Production Manager Perry Collins, Experimental Mgr. METRONICS, INC. O. B. Harmes "Super Speed" Tools SWANSON'S - ALGONA "Where Shopping is A Pleasure" COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & BENNIE B. WIBBEN, Bldg. Contractor 122 S. Heekart St. - Algona, Iowa KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne Feeds - We Buy Eggs and Poultry 216 West State Street - 295-5206 ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 East - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver CMC Trucks - Gehl Firestone Tires - Stanhoist KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS. ASSN. Your Friend — Before and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO. Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors - Trucks -- Farm Equipment recently about the changes in taking up collections at church. Can you remember when a long, polished stick-pole, or what you want to call it- wand might be a name, too, Anyhow, at .its end was a round black velvet, satin- lined bag with a round frame to hold it open at the top. It was a pouch thing and the ushers passed it along in front of the congregation. Then plates came in vogue. I said, "How long ago was it that the pouches disappeared ? The person I was talking with said, "Oh about 40 years.' I said, "Oh, am I THAT old f - o When I read in the paper Lite other day about the hoof and mouth scare in Mexico and the measures being taken to prevent the spread among cows and horses, I thought of mother's and my first visit toCalifornia. It was discovered there and a to-do made over it. Uncle Walt Henderson had a small ranch at Hemet. We were there on a visit and when he ordered grain for the mule team he kept, the delivery man came only to the driveway leading to the barn, and carried the bags of grain from his truck, He was not allowed to enter any ranch. Then Melvin Henderson took us for a ride up in the foothills. There we were stopped by armed soldiers and we could proceed no further. The fear was that deer might be contaminated. Dips in the pavement had sand piled at the edges and a mixture of creosote and some other evil-smelling stuff kept there to sterilize our tires. Well, this lasted a very short time. Uncle Sam sent out some "higher ups" who scoffed at the whole deal and things went back to normal, and no cases of the disease ever showed up. My cousin, Gerald Cady, was a veterinarian and he said, "Well, California was over zealous and it was a good thing the affair was turned over to "Uncle Sam.' - o - Mrs. Marie Boone is a resident at Good Samaritan Home I. She has a very devoted daughter, Mrs. Ralph Diekoff, who comes to see her each day. A few days ago a birthday cake was brought to Adele White by Mrs. Diekoff, a wonderful angel food with the yummiest frosting. I was given a serving of it and it's one of the best cake of its kind I ever ate. Several others were lucky enough to share the cake. •'-'': - 0 - •••. iH'- ; : Mrs. Ernest Habeger of West Bend was here the other afternoon, the first time I had met her. She says she reads my column with enjoyment and said the Don Habegers, who were Algona residents years ago, are brother and sister-in-law of her husband. The family moved to California but built the brick house just north of Claris Kre- sen'jys and lived in it a few years. We talked of friends we have in common, Sarah Kropf and the Carl Vohs family. Agnes was a talented violinist and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Austin, Algonans many year sago. Mr. Austin played steel guitar and so do I, so we used to get together quite often for "jam sessions". I met Sarah Kropf when she was housekeeper-companion for Mrs. Mary Johnson who lived in our apartment. - o - Earl Rich is back from a two week visit at Sycamore and DeKalb, m. with relatives and friends. Unfortunately, he didn't get there soon enough to see an aged aunt nor in time for her funeral. - o - I was sorry to learn of Frank Butts' death though I can't say I was surprised for he had been in poor health for some time. I shall always remember apleas- ant evening a group of friends and mother and I spent with Mr. and Mrs. Butts. - o - Such lamenting over the inability to see "As The World Turns" because of the TV strike. I was smart to stay away from it. As I have said before, never again will I become involved with serials. - o - I'll be glad if the local aspects of TV in Algona gets settled, won't you 1 I am against having to pay for TV. So many programs are of poor quality and I can always fall back on my radio. Sure, I enjoy good TV reception and I hope it can be accomplished with no cost to the owner. There are many to whom the extra cost would mean doing without something more essential. - o - Right now Arthur Godfrey and his horse Goldie are on. A wonderfully trained animal. Ab Long saw them in New York a few years ago and voted them splendid. Isn't it odd how much horses like sugar ? And monkeys love bananas. You know what Darwin believe'! I Maybe he was right-but I doubt it. And have you read about the skeletons lacing found, among them Leif Erics JM'S, whom many believe to be the discoverer of North America. - o - I am glad I am not the only confused one-"The international situation is becoming; ,so complicated that ntr.v our diplomats are being throv.ii out of countries we never heard of before." Good Turn Day By Scouts On Tap Saturday The first phase of the Prairie Gold Area Council "Good Turn Day for the Handicapped" will take place this Saturday, April 22, when Cub Scouts, under the leadership of Cubmasters Rev. Merlin Davies and Ed Sindelar and den mothers, will distribute Good Turn Day Bags to all homes in Algona and the entire council area. Scouts urge local residents to fill bags and extra boxes with materials of clothing (no magazines or newspapers) and other Items for handicapped workers at Goodwill Industries, so they might have employment during the next few months rather than be a burden to society. These handicapped men and women, many of whom are raising a family, are asking for a chance, not charity. Scouts are out to make this a banner year and ask that you look In your attic, basement or storage space for articles to fill your Good Turn Bag through the following week, then place it on the front step of your home by 8:30 a.m. April 29, for Boy Scouts to collect. If your home should happen to be missed by the Cub Scouts this Saturday, please gather your contributions in a box or other bag, and have them ready for the Boy Scouts on the 29th. Notes Of Servicemen PLEIKU, VIETNAM — Army Private First Class Joseph H. Kahler, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva A. Kahler, Burt, was assigned March 20 as a helicopter repairman with the 119th Assault Helicopter Co. to Camp Holloway near Pleiku, Vietnam. Pvt. Kahler entered the Army in May 1966. To Germany Mrs. Richard Kahler, the former Delores Krebsbach, Ledyard, left April 13 via jet to join her husband in Germany. Pfc Kahler has been in Germany since last October. The couple will be living at Mannheim. Mrs. Kahler's brother, Don, left the same day to be inducted in the armed services. TREASURE Two prairie treasure hunters claimed last month that they have found a sunken Missouri River paddle-wheeler with treasure aboard. Dan Jones, Onawa and Jack McGuire, Nebraska, report they have located the twin- stack paddle-wheeler burled In the Onawa Bend, now dry land. TAN SON NHUT, VIETNAM -- Kent N. Gerzema, 21, above son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gerzema, Lakota, was promoted to specialist four during ceremonies at Tan Son Nliut, Vietnam, March 27. Spec. Gerzema is a supply handler in Headquarters, Special Troops, U. S. Army, Vietnam, Logistic Section, near Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. He entered the Army in July 1966 and was stationed at Ft. MacArthur, Cal., before arriving overseas in February 1967. The specialist graduated in 1962 from Lakota Consolidated High School, and received his B. S. degree in 1966 from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn. His wife, Caroline, lives at 585 Oakland, St. Paul. - o - U.S. ARMY, GERMANY - Leroy J. Meyer, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Meyer, Fenton, was promoted to Army specialist five March 28, while serving with the 32nd Signal Battalion in Germany. Spec. Meyer, a pole lineman in the battalion's Company A, entered the Army in May, 1965 and was stationed at Ft. Gordon, Ga., before arriving overseas in November, 1965. He is a 1962 graduate of St. John's High Schol, Bancroft. LAST YEAR DID THE WEATHER KILL YOUR WEED KILLER? Or did you use Treflan ,the weather- proof weed control recommended by AUTHORIZED DEALER CROP CHEMICAL SERVICE CENTER ALGONA FLOUR & FEED Algona, Iowa Phone: 295-2701 OVBHIAMP STAC. the DODGE BOYS are SHOOTING DOWN COMPETITION with the BEST DEALS IN TOWN so its Great to GO DODGE Take a long look at the new '67 Dodge line'. You'll like what you see. Then listen to what The Dodge Boys have to say about a "Good Guy" deal. You'll like what you hear. Competition doesn't stand a chance when you ride with The Dodge Boys. Those Good Guys want your business and they'll prove it by giving top-dollar trades on top- value cars. •-^:;~v:.:-/.i~4«j'7«^ESBHSSi^^fc_ '67 DOD6E CORONET THB PERCIVAL MOTORS, INC. DODGE 80 ° so< PHILLIPS ST " ALGONA ' 'OVVA BOYS Talk a deal with that white hat gang.

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