The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 1, 1967 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 1, 1967
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••« (la.) Upper Des Molne* Thursday, June 1, 1967 EDITOR'S NOTE - Tills issue of Wom.ui's World is A reprint fum the Thursday, May 17, 1951 issue of The Algoua Upper Des Moines. TODAY I SAW THE FIRST of the plum blossoms come out. The trees are budding, the grass is greening and Mama is housecleaning because suddenly it's Spring! "In the Spring .1 young man's fancy turns to thoughts of Love," the poet says, but my Man, and a lot of others, are thinking more about the opening of the fishing season. They can get pretty fancy about that, too. - o - I'M NOT AT ALL SURE THAT THE fishing habit is a vice, but I know its addicts are as strongly attached to their fish poles as the alcoholic is to Ms bottle. The news that "they're biting up at Spirit" travels fully as fast as does the latest juicy bit of gossip at a hen party. The storm windows can remain in place, the garden can wait to be spaded, and the heavy male muscle-demanding housecleaning is ignored - we're going fishing ! - o - I MARRIED INTO A FAMILY of fishermen. When I was young, none of our grown-ups fished, though the brothers have since acquired the habit. But on Daddy's side, I think the menfolk cut their teeth on a fishhook. Maybe if s the trade they follow, because In Algona, all the plumbing and heating men are also ardent fishermen. What's more, most of them, at some time or other, have fished together. This may be why the local plumbers get along so well with their competitors. I HAVE HELD A FISH POLE in my hands only a few times. I might be more interested in the sport if I could just hit one of those times when "they are biting so fast we could hardly pull them in." When I go fishing, the fish are not hungry or the wind is in the wrong direction. But I do enjoy the family outings when the men fish and the women watch the children and prepare the food. I think my husband secretly believes that I am more of a handicap than a companion when it comes to serious fishing. So he goes fishing with the boys and I can usually find something to do at home, such as write my column, and that Is exactly what is happening tonight. Besides, someone has to greet him on his return, admire the catch and listen to the tales of the ones that got away. The frying pan is my department, but I balk at cleaning fish. If he can catch them he can clean them. - o - IN COURTSHIP DAYS, SOME FELLOWS talk knowingly of the mink coats, trips to Paris and the dozens of long-stemmed roses they are going to provide if she will say "yes." I've had my share of the golden dreams for the future, too, only they ran a little different. The sales talk I heard was based on one ultimate paradise - a fishing trip to northern Minnesota, where the air is like wine, you eat and sleep as never before, and you can catch so many fish you don't bother with anything less than five pounds. It was to have been the perfect honeymoon, but we only had three days away from our jobs. Soon the wartime gas rationing inter- ferred with the dream and then the babies started arriving. The call of the North Woods was answered a few times, but not by Mama. The trip still sounds alluring to me but now we're waiting for the day when the youngsters are just a little older and we can take them with us. - o - I COMPLAIN ONCE IN A WHILE about being a fisherman's widow, but I really think it's about the best sport or hobby a man can follow. It gets him out-of-doors, it isn't as strenuous as lots of sports and it costs less money than some. Of course, the ceiling is practically unlimited on what he can spend for equipment, but it can be done on a string and a stick and I sometimes think just as many fish are caught that way as on some of the more elaborate outfits. Then, too, sometimes you get returns on the investment in the form of food for the table. Whoever heard of acquiring anything for the family to eat if Daddy's hobby is shooting golf or knocking out bowling pins? - o - FISHING ALSO SEEMS TO BRING out the best in the father- and-son relationship. My husband has always enjoyed fishing with his father, so he could hardly wait to continue the custom with our son, Bill. Maybe he started a little too early for their first excursion was anything but a success. When Bill was about three, Daddy and Ralph Lindhorst decided it was about time the little fellow was going, fishing. They went to the river and Bill became quite restless. They managed to grab him by the heels before it was too late and the men were pretty scared of what might have happened because the water was high and the current was swift. But not Bill - he was rnad as a hornet. The first thing he said when he stopped sputtering was "Well, you didn't have to go and push me in I" - o - IT SEEMS TO ME THAT ALGONA has a higher percentage of its population interested in fishing than most towns. This is true probably because we are located not far from a lot of Iowa lakes, Minnesota is just over the countv line, and even the near-bv rivers abound in fish. Algonans aren't all fishermen, either because a lot of the ladies like the sport. Lavon Liadhorst is as'fond of it as her husband is, and you have a hard time keeping Nell Larson away from a fish pole, too. Beulah Richardson shares her husband's interest in fishing and Mary Muckey, by her own admission would rather fish than eat. Though the mere fact that you don't catch anything doesn't daunt a true fisher-woman, Mary has certainly brought home her share. She even won a prize once for a hu*e fish she caught. Elaine Hutchins likes to fish and she reports a big string of bullheads caught on her trip to Emmetsburg last Sunday. The high school generation of fishery-omen is represented by Maxine Johnson, who loves to catch them bat doesn't care so much about eating them. GRACE Notes Of ervicemen will MIWIWIfiJUIIIJIMlMllllllllllJMi U.S. ARMY, VIETNAM - Army Specialist Four David L. Hovey, 21, whose mother, Mrs. Vivian E. Hovey, and wife, Joan, live in Algona, la., arrived in Vietnam May 5 with his unit, the 20th Transportation Company. The unit was last stationed at Ft. Campbell, Ky. Spec. Hovey, an aircraft re- pairman, entered the Army in December, 1965. Hovey is a 1964 graduate of Algona High School and was employed by the Hodgman Construction Co., Fairmont, Minn., prior to entering the Army. U. S. ARMY, VIETNAM (AHTNC) - Army Private First Class Terry J. Dixon, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville T. Dixon, Bancroft, is participating in "Operation Francis Marion" in Vietnam with his unit from the 4th Infantry Division. His unit is conducting search and destroy operations in the Viet Cong-infested Central High- lands. The operation, which began early in April, is named for the famed "Swamp Fox" of the American Revolution. Pvt. Dixon is a cannoneer in Battery A, 6th Battalion of the division's 29th Artillery. His wife, Jane, lives at Bancroft. U.S. ARMY, VIETNAM - Army Specialist Four Dennis L. Ohm, '23, son of Martin H. Ohm, Fenton, was assigned to the 4th Infantry IMvlson in Vietnam, May 15. A heavy truck driver assigned to Company C, 4th Battalion in the division's 3rd Brigade, Spec. Ohm entered the Army in January 1963 and was last stationed at Ft. Carson, Colo. Spec. Ohm is a 1962 graduate of Sentral High School, Fenton. - o - U. S. ARMY, VIETNAM -Army Private First Class Allan L. Dacken, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Dacken, Lone Rock, participated in "Operation Pershing" in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Pvt. Dacken, assigned to Com- • pany A, 2nd Battalion of the 1st Air Cavalry Division's 12th Cavalry, and his unit was engaged in dragging the Viet Cong from their vast network of tunnels and bunkers. The VC had been driven underground by constant U.S. artillery and air strikes. The operation has accounted for the capture of several VC and the confiscation of vast stores of food and arms from the enemy. - o - TORREJON DE ARDOZ, Spain -- Kenneth B. Nurre, son of Mrs. Marjorie M. Nurre of Bancroft, has been promoted to airman first class in the U.S. All- Force. Airman Nurre is an aircraft equipment repairman at Torre- jon AB, Spain. He is a member of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe, America's overseas air arm assigned to NATO. The airman attended St. John High School. Relative Of Ottosen Folks Dies In War OTTOSEN-Mr. andMrs.Earl Olson received word Wednesday evening that their nephew, Theodore Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Nelson, Sr., Austin, Minn., was killed in action in Viet Nam. He leaves a wife and two children. His mother is the former Lila Olson of the Livermore- Bode area. The deceased was also a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Olson of Bradgate. - o - TO HIGH SCHOOL Students from the Ottosen area who were Tuesday night, May 23, graduates from eighth grade in I MISS CORWITH -WESLEY K;iih\ Spannler, diiiiKlilor i'( Mr. and Mrs. Bernard SpjinHlci 1 , Coruilh, will hp ;i randifiaie for Miss .\orlh l'iu,T at the Nnrih Iowa Hand Kestival. She was chnson by HIP band members of I'orwiih- Wesley High School. A senior, she has boon jiclive in Viking Singers, girls chorus, checr- Ipading. Hrammirs. yearbook staff, band and church organizations. Her lather is an agricultural technician. a ceremony with the Livermore school and held at the Bode school auditorium, were Gary Kinseth, Eric Mogler, Eileen Satern, Kristie Struthers, Gary Telford and Dallas Tofteberg. Bernard Cooper, head football coach at Garrigan High School, Algona, was the speaker. There were 42 eighth grade graduates. - o - Glenn Norman, Seattle, Wash., son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Richards, has been honored by being named to the board of directors of Highline Community College. Mr. Norman is the board representative of the aeronautical industrial council. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hellickson attended confirmation services Sunday at Mallard. A nephew, Paul Hellickson, was confirmed and they were dinner guests at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hellickson. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kropf were Saturday visitors at the Richard Kropf home, Ruthven. Clinic Planned The State Services for Crippled Children will conduct a cardiac clinic in Emmetsburg Thursday, June 15, to provide diagnostic and evaluation services for children who have had rheumatic fever or who have heart problems. The clinic will be held at West Elementary School. Patients from the following counties are eligible for the clinic: Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Humboldt, Kossuth, Palo Alto and Pocahontas. Is your office furniture in. sad shape ? Look over the new office desks, chairs, files and safes at the Office Supply Dept. of THE UPP.ER DES MOINES. CLOSED ALL DAY SATURDAY DURING JUNE, JULY & AUGUST TO HAVE SHOWER A miscellaneous bridal shower is being given Tuesday, June 6, at 8 p. m. in the Izaak Walton hall for Christine Gnabasik, fiancee of Nick Clark. Hostesses are Lillie Fotli, Jane Foth, Marie Dimond, Dorothy Muckey, Jerry Briggs, Mary Bartlett, Kay Jorgenson, Ada Hardgrove, Helen Limbaugh and Gladys Jergensen. This meeting is open to all and will be held at 8:30p.m. Speaker will be Representative Karl Kiilsholm. Hostesses, Republican Women of Burt. IDLE HOUR CLUB The Idle Hour bridge club will meet witli Mrs. Ray Potter, June 7. 4-year renewable scholarship of $280. She plans on entering the field of elementary education. A special award, God, Home, Country medal, was given for meritorious achievement in spiritual and leadership participation in church, community, home and 4-H activities to Judy and Diane Bode, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bode, by the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, sponsored by St. Cecelia's C.D.A., Algona. Judy is girls' county 4-H president and Diane was historian in 1966. The art of making fling arrowheads is not lost; many modern men can make them. - o - PLAY 500 Mrs. Jolin Dutton will be hostess to her 500 club Wednesday evening. - o - BRIDGE CLUB Mrs. E. B. Carlson was hostess to her bridge club Thursday evening. - o - HAS BIRTHDAY Mrs. Margaret Hofmaster entertained a few friends May 18 in honor of the birthday of her sister, Mrs. Jean Wadsworth. The afternoon was spent socially. - o - HONORED GUESTS The 50th anniversary of membership in Rebekah Lodge was observed last Tuesday with a dinner at Mrs. Bertha Spear's. The honored guests were Pearl Moore, Hattle Schmidt, Eva Wille, Myrtle Turnbaugh and Mabel Lund. They were presented with charms bearing the lodge insignia. - o - HOMEMAKERS MET The Plum Creek Homemakers Club met May 24 and hostesses were Helen Harrison, Roseanne Schmit and Betty Miller. Twenty- two members and two children were present. Lesson was quality in government by leader, Joyce Keith. Inspiration by Florence Kain, fun time by Norma Paetz and Doris Ruhnke. Roll call was "something I do like mother did." - o - GOP MEETING The Republican Women's Club of Kossuth county will meet June 5 in the Legion hall at Burt. TWO BIRTHDAYS Mrs. Gilbert Hargreaves entertained at dinner May 24 in honor of the birthday anniversaries of Harry Hargreaves and Dick McGlnnis, the actual dates being May 27. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Hargreaves and Mr. and Mrs. Dick McGinnis and family. - o - COUNTRY CLUB PARTY Mrs. W. P, French was hostess at the weekly bridge party at Algona County Club May 24. Winners were Mesdames. W. P. French, Robert HUlburg and Virgil Gunder. - o ~ HONOR GRADUATES Open house was held for two Garrigan High School graduates, Judy Berger, daughter of Theresa Berger and the late Paul Berger, Algona, and Gary Erdman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Erdman, Whittemore, at the Moose hall from 4 to 6:30 p. m. Judy received several honors. She was one of seven graduates to receive special recognition of the Gold Honor Role status throughout four years of high school. State College of Iowa has awarded her a A fossil is defined as some evidence of plant or animal life preserved in rock. School Sign-Up WESLEY- Wesley area youngsters who have been registered for kindergarten classes this fall include Cynthia Anderson, Karen Axness, Jovian Bauer, Jerome Becker, Annette Dornbier, Michael Dornbier, Debra Doughan, Daniel Forburger, Debra Froeh- licli, Donna Golwitzer, Dale Grandgenett, James Hamilton, Sheila Hanig, Sidney Hauptman, Nicholas Krieps, Donald Loss, Kimberly Monson, Laura Otis, Sherri Pi-ice, John Rasmussen, Mark Ricke, Robert Studer, Dennis Studer, Steven Vitzthum, Rodney Vitzthum, Richard Weig, Dawn Youngwirth, Donna Youngwirth and Lori Youngwirth. pHoTici"] 1 s J All law offices in 5 | Kossufh County will S 5 2 J be closed June \ and J | 2 for Lawyers Chaut- $ I KOSSUTH COUNTY I S BAR ASSOCIATION 'm Painting Again This Summer PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL BEANIE COOPER Ph. 295-2245 OVER 40 HOUSES PAINTED IN ALGONA OVER THE PAST YEARS MANY FARM BUILDINGS * TWO CHURCHS FREE ESTIMATES BRUSH WORK STARTING TOMORROW i Great Summer Those who know MINNEAPOLIS '••.'• • _' • .>• •• ' ' Know ; MOTOR For Convenience... 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