The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 9, 1967 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 9, 1967
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A Surprise Birthday Present Algona Steer Stops Mpls. Traffic Nate Shapiro (leaning on animal at right.), Minneapolis reslatirant owner, thanks Harley Peters (behind animal), Charles City friend, for giving him the Angus steer in the picture for his birthday. The picture was taken outside Shapiro's downtown restaurant Wednesday. At the left is Rerl Priebe, Algona, Angus breeder who raised the steer. Mason City Globe-Gazette story & picture By CHARLES W. WALK North Iowa News Dirtctor MINNEAPOLlS-Persons going home from work in the Marquette Ave. and llth Street area of downtown Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon were having a little trouble believing their eyes. They kept seeing a wooden pen containing an 1,100-pound Angus steer jutting out from a building across the sidewalk. Most of the people seemed unwilling to examine this strange phenomenon! very closely. They took one quick look as they passed the pen, and then continued on their way — most of them shaking their heads. The few who stopped and asked what was going on were given a very simple explanation. "It's a birthday presenl for Nate," Harley Peters would say. At that reply, the passerby would give Peters a "oh-sure-it- is" look and beat a hasty retreat. Peters wasn't kidding. The steer — complete with a floral I red and white carnations) blankel — was a birthday present for Nate Shapiro, Minneapolis restaurant owner and in- suranceman. The entire affair started about three years ago when Shapiro, co-owner of the Black Angus Restaurant at llth Street and Marquette Ave. in downtown Minneapolis, told his friend. Harley Peters, a Charles City hog buyer, thai he was interested in going into the Angus business. Well, Shapiro never has gotten around to getting any Angus cattle, so Peters, who has been friends with Shapiro since (hey weiv in Ihe Marines together during World War II, decided to help him. Peters contacted a friend ol his. Rerl Priebe. an Angus breeder from Aigona. and asked if he had any cattle for sale. Priebe assured him he did and suggested a steer which was a half-brother to t h e Priebe steer which was junior champion at the International Live Stock Exposition in Chicago last year. This sounded fine to Peters and he made arrangements with Priebe to deliver the steer to Shapiro's restaurant Wednesday afternoon. Priebe, his wife, Madeline, and the steer arrived in a pickup truck in downtown Minneapolis about 2:30 p.m. Shapiro's partner in the restaurant. Butch Brambilla, had been alerted to the surprise and he and Peters arranged to have some carpenters, who were working on another job at the restaurant, build the pen on the sidewalk. The «te«r and Peters were in the pen when Shapiro arrived at the restaurant shortly before 5 p.m. After the initial shock of receiving an 1,100-pound live birthday present had passed, Shapiro was asked what he planned to do with the steer. "As far as I'm concerned, that animal can live to be 100," Shapiro announced. "I wouldn't feel right eating a steak from an animal that's gone through what that one has today." When last seen, Shapiro was on Ihe phone to his wife trying to find out if there was room in the garage of their Edina home for the steer. Linda Higgins Tifonka Girls State Choice Hawkeye Girls State in Cedar Falls. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Higgins. Linda participates in mixed chorus, girls glee club and triple trio, is a member of the school paper and annual staffs, and is manager of the girls basketball and track teams. She is also a member of the National Honor Society. She is in her 7th year of 4-H Club work, a lifelong member of the Titonka Legion Junior Auxiliary, and a member of the Seneca Saddle Club. She is active as organist and a choir member at the Sacred Heart Catholic church in Woden, where she is a member. Alternate is Lois Janssen, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. John Janssen. Lois, too, is active in both school and church affairs. 4-Algona (la.) Upper Dg« MoinM TUetdoy, May 9, 1967 six weeks. Betty Gartner was in charge of entertainment. Betty Brandt was chairman of arrangements. Other members of the committee were Luella Givens, Mae Budlong, Laura Nicholson, Anna Andrews, Edith Budlong, Ellien Schutter, Ethel Beed, Mary Budlong and Rae Krantz. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Art Rode, Noel Krantz, Sue Nicilai, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Krantz and Marlu of Swea City, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cosgrove and Steve of Titonka, attended the annual spring swimming show in the Highland Arena Pool at Mankato, Minn. Joan Cosgrove, daughter of the Richard Cosgroves, and a sophomore at Mankato State College, was in several of the numbers of the swimming show. Mr. and Mrs. Jae Givens of North Liberty became the parents of their first child, a daughter born April 27 at Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo. The little miss weighed 7 Ibs., 12 1/2 oz. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harry Staack of Tripoli and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Givens, Titonka. Jae was a former resident of Titonka. Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Eden visited from Friday until Sunday at the home of her brother and family, the Ernest Petersons at Stratsford, Wise. Mr. and Mrs. John Putzstuck and three sons of Denver, Colo., visited in Titonka with relatives a few days last week, at the Jay Budlong and John Hamilton homes, and at the home of Mrs. Bert Putzstuck in Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Terry Meyers and family of Maryville, Mo. spent last weekend in the home of Morris Givens. The Meyers formerly lived here when they both taught at Titonka School. Hawkeye Girls State is held each June at State College of Iowa. It is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliaries of Iowa; Titonka Unit 465 is a member. - o - ENTERTAIN SENIOR GIRLS The Titonka Woman's Club was hostess to the senior girls of the class of 1967, at a 6:30 dinner held in the dining room of the Kountry Kitchen. Speaker for the evening was Pat Phelps of Swea City. She was in Finland and traveled in other countries in Europe from June to September, 1966. She went under the Field Service program and lived with a family in Finland, taking part in their work and everyday living for LINDA HIGGINS TITONKA - Linda Higgins, junior at Titonka High School, has been chosen as a delegate to TRY SPREADING THIS . WITH YOUR CONVENTIONAL SPREADER Your Brady flail-type spreader will pulverize them ?••*' V ^ If s P reads a r 'ch, even blanket of fertility behind you. And you'll never break a beater a chain, or a webb—your Brady doesn't have any! ???J n r, forJthe fu " stor y today—facts only—I'll let the Brady do all the spreading. 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