The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 1, 1967 · Page 34
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 34

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 1, 1967
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8-Algeno (la.) U pper p e< M oin»» Thursday, WMBJfflWWIlM knew. * * * . .by ""''''"''"iiiiiiniHiiiniiiiipiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiuiiiiiiwiiiiw Mrs. Hilda Gronwall sent me a nice bouquet of tulips for Mothers Day, knowing I am not a mother, but realizing I'd appreciate them for my mother. I have a picture of her and dad in a double frame, and the l>ou- quet was placed beside it. I can't get to the cemetery very often, so my planter of violets always stands behind the pictures. * * * I had a letter from a friend who may not have been able to get here Memorial Day and she asked how long artificial flowers were permitted to be left on graves. Where she lives, the sexton removes them in so short a time it seemed useless to decorate the graves of her loved ones here, so I asked Mr. Durant, the sexton. He assured me they are left Just as long as they remain in good condition, which often is many months. That is so nice. I told him every time I had been at Rlvervlew the place looks so well kept, and the quiet and serenity of the place makes it indeed a "sleeping place" which is a translation. * * * At long last, the thing I have wanted has come to pass. The Duke of Windsor and his Dutchess have been invited to Join the family in a commemoration event. I have always thought the family was far too smug and critical and the Duke and Dutcliess have conducted themselves admirably - never a comment or criticism. + * * A letter from Meredith Raney Holzhammer reports she and her husband, Rev. Bob, have Joined the Kossuth County Historical Society. They are delighted that there is to be a permanent building and she remembers the location of the place. They live at Iowa City where Bob is rector of the Episcopal church. She assured me that Foozer, beloved dog of her late parents, Glen and Ruth, at ten years of age (old for a dog) is still going strong though decorated with eight stitches on one side after an annual fight. Foozer doesn't let old age slow her up any. The Holzhammer's daughter Tina Is ten and in fifth grade. David is 14 and in eighth grade. He is playing a bass guitar with amplifier and loves history, she says, and Bob loves his work and is trying to keep up with the family. I remember so well seeing David for the first time. Meredith was here on a visit and she and her parents brought him to visit me. He grew a little restless and unhappy. It took Glen to quiet him, holding him in his arms and viewing him with all the love and adoration of a grandfather, proud of his small little man. David snuggled in Glen's arms, utterly at peace and as much as to say, "We men have to stick together." * * * One of Uie aides opened her Mothers Day gift in my room. It was a lovely bouquet of long stemmed dark red roses, a dozen of them, and a card expressing appropriate sentiment. Julius Knopf, "papa" to everybody around here, celebrated his 92nd birthday May 13. How wonderful to reach such an age, keep a mind as clear as a bell, and able to walk to a grocery store when he wants some little extra thing or walk just for exercise. * * * Another extraordinary man is Jake Nyborg, 90, father of Mrs. Ollie Nasby. He lives at Jackson, Minn., drives his car and Is as alert as a man 30 years younger. My grandmother Henderson lived to be 96 and until the last year or two of her life, was In excellent health and appetite. How she loved a "boiled dinner" and mother and I did, too. Knowing that she liked to eat between meals, and at most any time, Mrs. Eva Akre, who came often to play cards with us and with Lizzie Post, would bring boxes of assorted goodies, cookies, doughnuts, cake, etc. - and believe me, grandma thoroughly enjoyed every morsel. * * * Valeria Nelson received a ro- tlsserie as a prize and she is so thrilled with it. Mothers Day a family dinner was served at her home (the Warren Nelsons) .The results were unanimously voted perfect by the guests, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Butts, DesMoines, Mr. and Mrs. Don Nelson, Mrs. Frank Butts and Mary Wirtjes. * * * The best news I have had in a long time is that Hercules Orton is dead. He died a natural death and I have an idea he didn't find life worth living, cooped up in a wire cage his master Web Orton made for him. I have an idea , too, that Darlene shares my feelings. In case you wonder who or what the deceased is, he was a huge, hideous looking lizard specie thing, green, and with a technical named I never remember. Web was interested in him, and the darned thing was picked up in the south somewhere and actually shared Darlene and Web's honeymoon trip. Darlene was hoping the colder wea- there up here would not agree with him, but in admirable wifely fashion, she tolerated Herk for Web's sake - but m bet no tears have been shed and Til bet he was given a very pretentious burial. My eulogy could only be "Good riddance." * * * A note and check for the Kossuth County Historical Society from Dr. Harry Jenkinson of Iowa City, and a classmate of mine, says he is slowing up, but drives 50 miles per day. He has an office at Iowa City but lives in a lake suburb area. Well Harry, we're all "slowing up". You were one of the brightest of our class - along with Walter Turner those many years deceased, and incidentally my first "boy friend" which lasted a long time with the exchange of valentines, notes, May baskets, and all that goes with "young love." I wonder how many times I borrowed your sharp jack knife, Harry, to sharpen my pencils. Remember the waste basket that sat on Miss Coate's rostrum? And remember the huge dictionary that sat in a niche at the north end of the high school assembly not far from my seat when a freshman. It was such a good excuse to take a walk to use it needlessly, and such a fine place to tuck a note to be picked up by the person who knew It was to be there and instantly had to "look up a word." Miss Coate had discerning eyes, but we got by with a few things she never I had such a nice visit Sunday, May 14, with Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Kruse, Pasadena, Calif. Mrs. Kruse will be remembered as Irene Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Miller. Her sister, Vivian, lives at San Moreno, Calif. Mr. Miller was a druggist and his place of business has changed hands a few times. To Al Borchardt and now the Thuentes. I tried to think of an employee of Mr. Miller and later it came to me. Mr. Thornton, a member of an orchestra I played in with Jennie Christensen, Theo Herbst, Fernley Nlcoulin, Raymond Wehler and he played traps. I should have remembered his name easily as I rode on his lap from here to Bancroft one Thanksgiving night where we played for a dance. Since I was smallest, as usual I had to do the lap sitting. It was an open car driven by a Mr. Clement. We were so bundled, and needed to be, that had we upset, we wouldn't have been injured. We were so heavily padded and had so many lap robes. I remember a Frank Ingham wanting an introduction which this Clement gave, so Fernley carried on while I did a few dances with this Ingham. He mentioned to his sister, Mrs. John Fisher of Titonka, that he had met me. She took the wind out of his sails by saying, "Why Pve known her ever since she was a little girl and her father had a haying crew near Titonka. Pve been at the "ranch" many times and her father bought commodities needed from our store." * * * I was looking at some old pictures the other day, and there was the house on wheels which we called "shanty" - horse- drawn of course. A far cry from the present trailer-houses of which no one dreamed at that time. * * * How I loved hearing Welk's "Linger Awhile" recently. I wonder if the Metropolitan theatre still exists in Los Angeles where we went to a matinee and the "orchestra played it. The theatre probably has been turned into something else. We thought Grauman's Egyptian theatre was "the most" but it was soon followed by the "Chinese", I wonder why the foreign element? * + * Going back to Mrs. Fisher. We saw her at San Jacinto, Cal. where she went to live after the death of Mr. Fisher. It had been many years since the Titonka days. It wasn't till I went to California that Iread"Ramona", which Helen Hunt Jackson used for her locale - the beautiful San Jacinto mountains. Each year a pageant is given In a natural theatre near Hemet where we visited uncle Walt Henderson and family. There are many natural theatres, one is the Greek Theatre at Pomona. And how we loved Genesha Park. Oh, backward, Oh tlmel * * * Sure fits the trend of the times. On Pete's barn door—"Roger's Farm - Uncle Sam, Operator." MISS SWEA CITY-Patricia Phelps will be a candidate for Miss North Iowa at the North Iowa Band Festival June 13. She was chosen by the band members of Swea City Community High School. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Phelps, rural Swea City. A senior, she has been active in 4-H, American Field Service, student council, National Honor Society, cheerleading, speech, girls glee club and band. She plans to attend college next fall and study either chemistry or medicine. Her father farms. LOCALS EVELYN CADY had as guests Sunday Mrs. Clarence Pannkuk and daughter, Katherlne, Fairmont. MRS. HELEN HUTCHISON has returned from a visit of a month at Arlington, Va. with her sister, Betty and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kruse, and was joined there by her sister, Jean, Mrs. Sterling Goff, Louisville, Ky., and another sister, Ann, Mrs. Mel Peterson, Los Angeles. Mrs. Hutchison and Mrs. Peterson also went to Louisville, Ky. for a few days. Enroute home she stopped at Evanston, m. to see Dorothy Hutchison, sister of Helen's late husband, Theodore. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hutchison were here from Des Molnes for the Memorial weekend. MR. AND MRS. Marc Moore "^^^•^ something crooked in the Hog Business Sure, crooked noses are ugly. But worse, they eat into hog profits. Atrophic rhinitis wastes feed in at least half the herds. And most damage Is done long before they show up with crooked noses. Now you can fight back. There's a new drug combination, Tylan and Sulfameth- azine, which keeps weight gains steady even in the presence of atrophic rhinitis. Plus they control vibrionic dysentery, another costly df- sease. We have Tylan and Sulfa in complete pig feed to protect your investment up to 75 pounds. And we can add Tylan to promote growth all the way to market, ftlght back. We can help. [COOP] For Top Performance CO-OP Gasoline Fuel Oils Oils and Lubricants TELEPHONE 295 - 5614 PIG FEEDS with Tylan and Sulfa WbHfemore Co-op Elevator NOMIV0N MAMCN CO-OP and Golden Sun Feeds will observe Memorial Day at Rlcevllle and will spend some time with Mrs. Moore's sister- in-law, Mrs. Frank Pint. MRS. HAROLD SMITH had as overnight guest last Tuesday Mrs. Dora Salisbury, Emmetsburg. She is a former Algonan and neighbor of Mrs. Smith. MRS. ESTHER BARTON was visited one day last week by Mrs. George Scheflow, Elgin, HI., whom she had not seen in 40 years. MR. AND MRS. E. W. Dean are expected here for the Memorial weekend and will visit the latter's parents, Mr, and Mrs. Marc Moore. They live at Columbus, Wise. MRS. ROBERT DRANSFELD came home Friday from Mason City where she had eye surgery a few weeks ago. She is recovering satisfactorily. MRS. HARRY GODDARD of Wichita, Kans., widow of Evelyn Cady's cousin, the late Harry Goddard, is visiting relatives at Rolfe and came here Wednesday to see Evelyn. Unfortunately, Evelyn was spending the day In Mason City, not knowing the exact day Mrs. Goddard would be here. MR. AND MRS. Tom Kruse and family spent from Saturday till Tuesday at Ackley with relatives. MRS. MARION BURBANK, Mason City, suffered a heart attack while with friends here and after reaching home went to Mercy hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Phillips went to see her Thursday and she had been taken out of the oxygen tent and was considerably improved. The Burbanks are former Algonans and well-known here. MRS. RUSSELL COOK has returned from a visit at Minneapolis with her niece, Mrs. C. W. Harvey. She was accompanied home by her and Mrs. Florence Lawson, the former Florence Dally, well-known Algona family years ago. With Mrs. Ann Harvey, the group will spend several days at Okobojl at the Cook cottage. MRS. GILBERT HARGREAVES and her daughter.Mrs. Dick Mc- Ginnls, went to Callendar Sunday to decorate the graves of Mrs. Hargreave's parents. They also visited In Ft. Dodge with friends. EDWIN P. RUDD, Algona, was cited for his life insurance service at the annual convention of the National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counsellors at Omaha May 19. AARON STEUSSY is a patient at University Hospitals, Iowa City, having submitted to major surgery last week. He is reported as recovering satisfactorily. Co-Edits Annual The Campanile publication of the College of Saint Teresa, Winona, Minn., has earned the score of A plus for 1966-67 in the annual critical service sponsored by National School Yearbook Association, with its affiliated National Newspaper Service. One of the co-editors is Michelo Cassel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Cassel, Algona, and a graduate of Garrlgan High School. AWARD Stephen Igo of Winterset recently received a first place award at the International Science fair in San Francisco. The American Medical Association's prize went to Stephen, 17, for his winning exhibit of an auxiliary heart ventricle. Kiilsholm Gives View On Why He Favors Tax Bill TO THE EDITOR: Many of you have likely read the editorial in the Algona Upper Des Moines of Thursday, May 25, titled "Blind Mice." I would respectfully like to explain as well as I know how why I voted in favor of this tax bill. My first comment is that I do not feel it is correct to call it a fraud from start to finish. I feel the basic question is not whether there will be a tax increase in 1968. The question is what taxes will be increased. Based on present trends, taxes in Iowa will increase next year even If the Legislature does nothing. As an example, it is estimated that property taxes will increase $50,000,000 in 1967 and will definitely increase again in 1968 based on increased costs if nothing is done. The question is how should the revenue to support local governmental services be raised. Should we continue to rely basically on inequitable property taxes, or should we shift the emphasis to other taxes ? This is what we are trying to do in the Iowa Legislature — shift the support of local governmental services to taxes that are based more on ability to pay. How It will affect each individual taxpayer will depend on his own case, but if he pays more under the plan adopted by the Iowa House, it will be because he has the income. There will also be tax relief for those over 65 because there will be a reduction in the property tax levy. These people probably will not pay as much in additional sales and income taxes to offset reduction in property taxes. It seems logical that with the increase in expenditures of the various services In our communities that an increase must take place. Property taxes have paid for over 80% of the educational systems in our communities. Both political platforms agree to make a change, and a sincere effort was made by the Iowa House to do this. No one can pretend that the first effort is going to be perfect and without any bugs, but I feel the House needs to be commended for Its efforts thus far. We have shown that we are no longer Just giving lip service, but we are trying to face the problem in the best possible way. May I remind you that the Increase in taxes on the local levels has been voted upon by the people themselves and has been approved. It is, therefore, up to the Legislature to meet these demands. KARL E. KIILSHOLM State Representative Kossuth County Kansas City undertaker Almon B. Strow- ger made one of the greatest contributions to the nation's telephone industry. For business reasons in 1889, he decided to eliminate the telephone operator and he invented the first crude dial system. It took 50 years for the dial telephone to become popular. One of the largest collections of vintage independent makes of telephones is on display at the Harold Warp Pioneer Village at Minden, Nebraska. I ANNUAL MEETING Humboldt County RURAL ELECTRIC CO-OR TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1967 New Humboldt High School Gymnasium will start at 8 P.M. Entertainment THE FORT DODGE ITOWN & COUNTRY CHORUS will provide the entertainment under the Direction of DICK JOHNSON We are sure you will all enjoy their singing. Attendance WILL BE GIVEN FRIGIDAIRE DISHWASHER 3 13" PORTABLE T.V. SETS 8 TRANSISTOR CLOCK RADIOS 2 TRACTOR RADIOS (Members only are eligible to win) There will be the reports of the officers and manager, me election of three Directors by vote of members present, THIS IS YOUR COOPERATIVE. . . ATTEND THIS MEETING LUNCH AFTER MEETING

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