The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 6, 1967 · Page 13
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6-Algona (la.) Upper Des Molnei Tuesday, June 6, 1967 ..by Evelyn May 27—April has always been called a capricious month, but I believe May is vying for the title. After months of sweaters, May 24 was an ideal May day—warm enough for summer clothes and I was ready to put away the winter garb. Then Thursday out-did itself and I was ready to join a nudist colony. Then came Friday with a cool wind, and last night I was back to the wool blanket. And this morning it's the everlasting sweater. Talking in a not very complimentary way about May 1967, makes me feel a little guilty, for I recall so vividly the May I graduated was so cold the BIG night, I wore my winter coat to the old Call Theatre where we had our "coming out." Had we known how cold it was to be, I think the group of us who had a party afterward at Buena Reed's would have served hot soup instead of brick ice cream. * * * It is always nice to know one's column is read and I had proof of one who reads it, as she phoned me to have a friendly argument on the use of the word nimrod when I spoke of a fisherman. She maintained nimrod means hunter. I have assumed for years nimrod meant fishing as well as hunting. She quoted from the dictionary and I gave in gracefully, for who am I to contradict Webster I She said she was Dorothy Kruse—spelled the last name out, and also mentioned she and her husband Tom were going to Ackley for the Memorial weekend. But I can't find the gal. The name is not listed with the phone company nor post office, so please call me again, you mystery gal, there are other things Pd like to discuss with you. I didn't have my glasses on when I wrote her name, but I had written plainly-Kruse, just as she had spelled it. "The plot thickens!" I can't keep track of theSherm Littles. The latest card from them was from Montreal, Can. where they are spending several days. They wrote, "This is our fifth day here, enjoying it very much. The pavilions are out of this world-so much to see and if we tried to see it all it would take a month." The card was a picture of the Thailand pavilion. Moored in the foreground was a replica of the world famous Thai royal barge. When I read in yesterday's Register of the boy from Orient who was paralyzed from his neck down due to a dive in shallow water when he hit on his head and shoulders, I was reminded of a girl I met years ago in University hospital at Iowa City. She had joined a carnival company and was learning to dive into a tank of water. No one noticed that the water had leaked out, and she too was paralyzed in the same manner. She had undergone much surgery and was finally able to lean on a cart when a nurse was at the opposite end to keep it from rolling away from her, and with a leg brace on, she could lean on her arms and take faltering steps. The last time I saw her, a few years later, she was back to see if Dr. Steindler would fuse the knee joints so she could do away with braces. I doubt if it was done for the last I knew about her was through a feature story about her and she was going to Canistota, S. D. to a "clinic" and see what could be done. * * * I read the other day of a woman who collected $400 from a company for the band aid she found in a cookie. Years ago, I passed by a very good chance of making quite a settlement with a very well-known brand of chocolates. I found a bent pin in a piece. Had I bitten into it, I would probably have had a very sore mouth, but it was a sort of taffy-covered piece and I was letting it dissolve. All at once I said to mother, "Look what I found!" I wrote the company and they immediately sent me another box and profuse apologies—but if I'd had my wits about me, I know I could have made a good-sized settlement as it is a company so well-known for it's very fine confection. How dumb I was. * * * It was quite a coincidence to have talked with a friend about making Algona more beautiful, cleaning the yards and alleys, getting the unsightly old cars put in a huge burial pit and sodded over, then to read an article 'titled "Tidv UD Our Roadsides." Automobile "graveyards" are the greatest of fenders and this article met with my approval and sentiments. Let each town be responsible for its own cleaning up and beautifying. Why not start by giving Algona a good job of "face lifting" and set a good example for surrounding towns to the point where they too will start a "beauty shop." * * * I was lucky enough to have some of the Slagle wedding cake. Millie and her sister, Mrs. Selby Russell of Mountain Home, Ark., were here to deliver it in person, and some of the candy. It was thoughtful and kind of you, Millie. I hope you and August reach the ..seventy-fifth anniversary, good health accompanying the years. * * * Mrs. George Jergens, a nurses aide here, was so surprised to see the pictures of her grandchildren Daryl, 4; Brenda, 8; Wade, 10 Des Moines, in the Tribune. They were eating ice cream cones and the article had a little history of interest. Nero, way back in the first century had ice brought from the mountains and flavored. Marco Polo in the third century brought back recipes from the Far East. In 1600, King Charles of England had a French chef who made ice cream and by 1700 it was made in this country. Dolley Madison, wife of President James Madison, served it in 1809. The first factory in the U. S. was established in Baltimore in 1850. The item mentioned snow ice cream, which I have spoken of before. A bowl filled with nice clean freshly-fallen snow, cream or milk, sugar and vanilla added, and it was very tasty, but had to be eaten in a hurry. Ice cream cones are all factory made now, but how well I remember the ones made at the Kossuth County Faira sort of waffle, shaped around a metal cone while warm, then filled with Ice cream. They had a much better taste than the cones of today—or was that a part of youth? Nell Potter and Mildred Fraser Spear were here recently and when Mildred learned William Hedrick was across the hall, she went in to see him. He recognized her at once and she confessed to me he was her first "heart throb" years and years ago. Her feelings were reciprocated he said. * * * When I read about the Frank Medlar photo awards, I can boast that I have pictures-photographs- made by him years ago at Spencer, his home. One of uncle Francis Cady and one of his wife, Mary, and daughters, Rene and Ruby. How many persons saw the Northern Lights Thursday night? Gene Hutchins did and reports them as being beautiful. Some may have seen them and didn't know what they were. * * * Pm still going to eat, aren't you? "You're kept alive by a third of the food you eat. The other two thirds keeps the doctors alive." * * * While at Mason City the other day with friends, we drove out on North Federal to see my cousin, Mrs. Gerald Cady(Julia). She gave us a fine account of Hawaii and the trip she had there in February. She wouldn't care to live there but said it is a wonderful vacation spot, beautiful beyond words. When I got back, I learned my cousin, Mrs. Harry Goddard(Vinnie), who lives in Wichita, Kan. and is with relatives at Rolfe, had been here. She left the phone number I could reach her at Rolfe, so I called her at once. I hope she INSURANCE DEPARTMENT OF IOWA, DES MOINES ANNUAL CERTIFICATE FOR PUBLICATION of the DRUGGISTS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY located at ALGONA in the State of IOWA. Whereas, the above named company has filed in the Insurance Department of Iowa, a sworn statement showing its condition on the thirty-first day of December, 1966 in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 515, Title XX, of the Code of Iowa, relating to Insurance Companies; and whereas said Insurance Company has complied with the laws of this state relating to insurance. Therefore, in pursuance of law, I, Lome R. Worthington, Commissioner of Insurance, do hereby certify that said Insurance Company is authorized to transact business in the State of Iowa in the manner provided by law, until the first day of April, 1968.' I further certify that on December 31,1966, the statement shows 1. Total Admitted Assets $1,627,871.96. 2. Total Liabilities, Except Capital - $534,143.35. 6. Unassigned Funds (Surplus) - $1,093,728.61. Dated at Des Moines, this 1st day of June, 1967. Lome R. Worthington Commissioner of Insurance gets here again. She would like to move back to Iowa, preferably Rolfe if she could find an apartment. She would settle for an apartment at Fort Dodge if she could find a nice one near a shopping center. How true-— "Pm in great shape—every artery is as hard as a rod." Pols Breathe Roots of your house and outdoor container-grown plants appreciate a constant supply of cool, fresh air during the hot days of August. Porous clay containers that have millions of tiny breathing holes keep roots cooler than non-porous, thin- walled pots and enable your plants to "breathe". INSURANCE DEPARTMENT OF IOWA, DES MOINES ANNUAL CERTIFICATE FOR PUBLICATION of the ATLAS ASSURANCE COMPANY LTD. (U.S.B.) located at NEW YORK in the State of NEW YORK. Whereas, the above named company has filed in the Insurance Department of Iowa, a sworn statement showing its condition on the thirty-first day of December, 1966 in accordance witli the provisions of Chapter 515, Title XX, of the Code of Iowa, relating to Insurance Companies ; and whereas said Insurance Company lias complied with the laws of this State relating to insurance. Therefore, in pursuance of law, I, Lome R. Worthington, Commissioner of Insurance, do hereby certify that said Insurance Company is authorized to transact business in the State of Iowa in the manner provided by law, until the first day of April, 1968. I further certify that on December 31,19G6, the statement shows 1. Total admitted Assets $13,871,994.08. 2. Total Liabilities, Except Capital - $7,920,693.23. 4. Capital Stock or Guaranty Fund - $500,000.00. 6. Unassigned Funds (Surplus) - $5,451,300.85. Dated at Des Moines, this 1st day of June, 1967. Lome R. Worthington Commissioner of Insurance INSURANCE DEPARTMENT OF IOWA, DES MOINES ANNUAL CERTIFICATE FOR PUBLICATION of the ALLIED ASSURANCE COMPANY, LTD. (U.S.B.) located at NEW YORK in the State of NEW YORK. Whereas, the above named company has filed in the Insurance Department of Iowa, a sworn statement showing its condition on the thirty-first day of December, 1966 in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 515, Title XX, of the Code of Iowa, relating toInsuranceCompanies; and whereas saidlnsurance Company has complied with the laws of this State relating to insurance. Therefore, inpursuanceoflaw, I, Lome R. Worthington, Commissioner of Insurance, do hereby certify that said Insurance Company is authorized to transact business in the State of Iowa in the manner provided by law until the first day of April, 196s! I further certify that on December 31,1966, the statement shows 1. Total Admitted Assets $17,940,331.12. 2. Total Liabilities, Except Capital - $12,057,499.02. 4. Capital Stock or Guaranty Fund - $1,000,000.00. 6. Unassigned Funds (Surplus) - $4,882,832.10. Dated at Des Moines, this 1st day of June, 1967. Lome R. Worthington Commissioner of Insurance ww&ffsy^^ It's hard to believe that gasoline was once poured into streams as a dangerous by-product of kerosene. This prevailed until the automobile with its internal combustion engine arrived on the scene to consume this waste product. You can trace the history of gasoline and gasoline pumps at the Harold Warp Pioneer Village at Minden, Nebraska. INSURANCE DEPARTMENT OF IOWA, DES MOINES ANNUAL CERTIFICATE FOR PUBLICATION of the ACCIDENT AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY OF WIN- TERHUR, SWITZERLAND located at NEW YORK in the State of NEW YORK. Whereas, the above named company has filed in the Insurance Department of Iowa, a sworn statement showing its condition on the thirty-first day of December, 1966 in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 515, Title XX,oftheCodeofIowa, relating toInsuranceCompanies; and whereas saidlnsurance Company has complied with the laws of this State relating to insurance. Therefore, inpursuanceof law, I, Lome R. Worthington, Commissioner of Insurance, do hereby certify that said Insurance Company is authorized to transact business in the State of Iowa in the manner provided by law, until the first day of April, 1968. I further certify that on December 31,1966, the statement shows 1. Total Admitted Assets $66,087,683.38. 2. Total Liabilities, Except Capital - $53,008,945.93. 4. Capital Stock or Guaranty Fund - $850,000.00. 6. Unassigned Funds (Surplus) - $12,229,637.45. Dated at Des Moines, this 1st day of June, 1967. Lome R. Worthington Commissioner of Insurance INSURANCE DEPARTMENT OF IOWA, DES MOINES ANNUAL CERTIFICATE FOR PUBLICATION of the SOUTHERN MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANY located at BATON ROUGE in the State of LOUISIANA. Whereas, the above named company has filed in the Insurance Department of Iowa, a sworn statement showing its condition on the thirty-first day of December, 1966 in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 515, Title XX, of the Code of Iowa, relating to Insurance Companies; and whereas said Insurance Company has complied with the laws of this State relating to insurance. Therefore, inpursuanceoflaw, I, Lome R. Worthington, Commissioner of Insurance, do hereby certify that said Insurance Company is authorized to transact business in the State of Iowa in the manner provided by law, until the first day of April, 1968. I further certify that on December 31,1966, the statement shows 1. Total Admitted Assets $1,454,920.29. 2. Total Liabilities, Except Capital - $303,101.94. 3. Contingency Reserves and Special Funds - $183,294.09. 4. Capital Stock or Guaranty Fund - $630,000.00. 5. Paid in andContributed Surplus - $401,609.71. 6. Unassigned Funds (Surplus) - $-63,085,45. Dated at Des Moines, this 1st day of June, 1967. Lome R. Worthington Commissioner of Insurance

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