The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 3, 1967 · Page 28
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6-Algona (la.) Upper Dei Moines Thursday, August 3, 1967 WHAT ARE THEY DOING? mmmmmmmmmmtmmmmmm\ BY STEVE WALLER "The hardest part of my job is getting up in the morning," admits bridge-builder Brian LaBarre. And when you must rise and shine at 5:30 every morning ^ ^ m ^ job untu six at we can gee his point< Brian, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Ferris of Algona, is employed with Merryman Bridge Construction as a summer laborer. He is a 1967 graduate of Garrigan High School and began working June 13. Since'then, he has traveled with two construction crews as they built bridges near Ft Dodge, Dolliver and Clarion. Brian gets a good workout five days a week, Monday through Friday. After neighbor and coworker, Dan Merryman, drags him out of bed, Bry joins crew members Marty Kern, Ken Kern, Dave Merryman, MaynardSmith, Don Frideres and Don Minard for a journey to the construction site. Most work handled by the firm, located in Algona, comes through acceptance of a bid from either the county, state or federal government. Brian has already assisted in the building of several spans this summer, and plans call for the completion of a few more before he leaves for college. There is no such thing as a typical day for Brian because there are always different chores to take up. It might be nailing links, lifting and carrying heavy equipment, driving spikes, or just standing by as the crane digs. Obviously, the easiest part of his job would be watching the crane, but Bry is seldom idle while at work. There is always a phase of the operation to be completed, and Brian plays an important part in each step. Little things remove the monotony that might otherwise develop for someone else. "The guys are always cracking jokes," says Brian, "and that takes a lot of the boredom out of it." Also, there ARE the coffee breaks one at 9 and one at 3, besides a half-hour cold lunch break to relieve the strain. Any unusual happenings ? Once, Bry tells us, he went to pick up his T-shirt from the deck of the bridge and found it nailed securely to the foundation. Another occasion, which Brian really didn't want to tell us about, was the time he slipped Into a batch of knee-deep cement. Nothing serious .... his legs are just twenty pounds heavier these days. During leisure moments at home, Brian likes to golf, swim, water ski, and play basketball and softball. He has chosen St. Benedict's In Atchison, Kans., for college this fall, and he's not sure what to major in. Although he must be an early- bird to go to work at six in the morning, Brian is pleased with his job because he knows he'll benefit from it in the long run. Ernie Ford And STRONG CHURCHES.. Make Strong Communities "Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!" — Psalms 31:24 Money in the bank is not an assurance of peace of mind, nor a guarantee of a lifetime of health and happiness. Sometimes the events of everyday life must be dealt with through the application of courage and determination. Whatever the challenge, the best recourse is to faith. If we have faith in God's power, in God's presence, we usually find the personal courage to see us through. These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: 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 Jynction IB & 169 , SHILTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Tel. 295-5371 - Algona, Iowa BENNIE B. WIBBEN, Bldg, Contractor 122 S. Heckart 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 GMC Trucks - G«hl 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 Company At la. State Fair Long Beach before returning home. They were gone 10 days. Mr. and Mrs. George Cole, Sutherland, and Mrs. John Hoick, Paullina, visited Sunday and were supper guests at the S. E. Straley home. Sunday guests attheFredJentz home were Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Hurlburt and family, Mrs. Lorraine Berkland, Cheryl and Dennis, Ft. Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jentz and Mrs. Ida Simmons, Fairmont, and Mrs. Lena Jentz and Mrs. Rose Krause. Cheryl Berkland remained for a few days to help her grandmother, Mrs. Fred Jentz, who has been in the hospital at Estherville. Mrs. Emma Boettcher, Algona, Mrs. Art Kressin, Whittemore, and Mrs. Fred Boettcher went to Alden, Minn. Tuesday to see Mrs. Martha Boettcher and daughters. It was the 82nd birthday of Mrs. Martha Boettcher. Mrs. Paul Schmidt and Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Schmidt and boys from Mapes, N.D. were Friday supper guests at the Fred Boettcher home. Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Klatt and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Boettcher and family were evening guests. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Seely and Jeanne, Spirit Lake, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Boettcher and family were Sunday dinner Fenton and supper guests at the Fred Boettcher home for Jeanne*si2th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Amos Finnestad and Marlys were Sunday evening pests at the Fred Boettcher home. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Duncan went to Osakis, Minn. Tuesday to visit Mrs. Duncan's sister, Mrs. Chris Christenson. Wednesday, they went to the Earl Wressler home at Wilmar and visited until Friday when they returned home. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Duncan and Mrs. Eldon Duncan visited Tom Trenary, patient at St. Ann hospital, Algona, Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. James Meyer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Eimers, Debbie and Tammy, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hantelman, Mr. and Mrs. John Struecker and Walt Vaudt, Whittemore, spent the weekend at the Walther League camp at Okoboji. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Brown, Galena, El., arid Gary Peterson, Sioux City, were weekend guests at the Eugene Huskamp home. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Weisbrod spent the weekend at Minorqua, Wise, with Nadine Weisbrod. Nadine is employed there. The 47 Club met Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Jack Tieman with twelve members present. Mrs. Burnett Heine entertained her card club Monday evening. Guest players were Mrs. Wm. Bruhn and Mrs. Robert Mitchell. Mrs. James Meyer won high prize and Mrs. LeRoy Jacobsen won low. Dorcas sewing club met Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Ella Theesfleld. Mrs. Jessie Newel and Mrs. Rex Wolfe were guests. Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bader, Sigrid and Helmut of Philadelphia, Pa. are visiting at the home of Mrs. Freda Siems. A pot-luck dinner was held at the Falrville church basement Sunday noon in honor of the Baders. Other guests were Mrs. Clara Seely, Spirit Lake, Rev. and Mrs. C. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Norland, Berry Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Pettlt and family, all of Cylinder; Mr, and Mrs. Lawrence Hantelman, SweaCity; Mr, and Mrs. H. R. Pettit and Willie, Whittemore; Mr. and Mrs, Ervin Votteler and girls, Bancroft; Dr. and Mrs. John Waite and Maria; Dr, and Mrs. Jerry T. Waite and family; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Votteler; Mr. and Mrs. Delond Votteler and family; Mrs. Fred Siems and 'Linda Lenning; Mrs. Nettie" Miller and Jason Krough, Mrs. Clara Fischer, and Mr. andMrsi Eldon Hantelman and Renee. Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bader and family and Mrs. Freda Siems were Friday evening callers at the Arnold Hantelman home. Robin Ruske, 1 1/2 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Ruske, Madison, Wise., recently spent ten days with her grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Ruske, while her parents were vacationing in Colorado. Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Ruske recently spent the weekend at the H. G. Flink home at South Haven, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stavros came Friday to get their sons, Mark and Bradley, who had been staying with their grandmother, Mrs. Frank Behne, while their parents were on vacation. Mrs. Florence Behne and Bradley and Mark Stavros were supper guests of Mrs. Jessie Newel Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Nielsen recently attended graduation exercises at Mankato State College. Their daughter, Margaret, Mrs. Duane Rude, Pocahontas, received a bachelor of science degree. There will be no worship service at the Blakjer Lutheran Church on Sunday, August 6. This is designated as "Visitation Sunday." Services will be held the following Sundays at 8 a.m. Mrs. Jay (Marilyn) Fulwiler and sons Steven and Dan Patrick of Milwaukee are visiting at the home of "her parents, the Fred Johannesens. ERNIE FORD Tennessee Ernie Ford and company will be the starring attraction at the Iowa State Fair night grandstand show this year. "Company" includes 30 engaging, well-scrubbed, well- trained singers, dancers and instrumentalists who have entranced television audiences as "The Young Americans." Their great show is scheduled for five night performances, Aug. 22 through Aug. 26, and one matinee, Aug. 25. Ford, troubadour of all networks, sings country, western, opera and even a little rock 'n' roll in that resonant bass with baritone range, tells down-on- the-farm jokes and acts, generally in theaters-in-the-round. Hymns, however, win millions of unknown friends for Ford. Years ago he fought and won the battle to include a religious song in every television program. Many a lonely listener, it has been said, was cheered by that sign-off hymn or spiritual. Ford's idea paid off. Well over 10 million of his religious albums alone have been sold, topping the world market. In 1955 Ford recorded that song of faint protest, "16 Tons", which at that time is said to have been the fastest and biggest seller in the history of the record business. Ford and the Young Americans are here the second week of the fair, which opens Friday, Aug. 18, and closes Sunday, Aug. 27. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Matthiesen and Emilie have returned after a two week vacation visiting friends and relatives in Colorado. 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