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•» at Kcond clan matter at the pottoffice at Alfona, Iowa j (80611). Nov. 1. 103J. under Act of Confrew of March 3. 1879 ISTANJSKID 1865 VOL 101 - NO. 61 Wyt &lgona tipper joints; EDITOR'S NOTE: This edition of Woman's World is a reprint from the Thursday, August 2, 1951 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. IN EVERv HOME WHERE LITTLE people live, "Tell me a story," is a frequent recpest. The Lef s Pretend stories rate high on the list but the all-time favorites are the tales about the years when Mama and Daddy were children. Unless a parent had an unusually colorful childhood and is equipped with the ability to add a little fiction, the supply is soon exhausted. - o A BRAND NEW STORY-TELLING FIELD has opened up at our house. Bill asked his father if he had ever known a real live pioneer and happily, Daddy can say that he did and the pioneer was his own Grandfather. So now, Bill can listen to the same stories of the early days that held his father spell-bound when his Grandpa told them to him over 25 years ago. - o THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A small boy and his grandfather is often a very special one. Grandpa has the time, patience and the experience for a very real friendship with his grandson. Such was the relationship between Daddy and his Grandpa-a regular Mutual Admiration Society. The old man had been retired for many years and the boy was his only grandson living in Algona. He'd call for him nearly every morning and take him home for the day. There he taught him carpentry, let him feed the chickens and let him -do many of the things that little boys are forbidden to do in'their own homes. - o - and hearty. One lived near enough to visit weekly; the other we saw about once a year. One of them although he was very fond of us children, was undemonstrative; the other grandpa sang to us, teased us and "whiskered" us. - o - "WHO PUT THE OVERALLS IN Mrs. Murphy's Chowder?" were the words to a song Grandpa sang to us. I didn't learn the tune to it until years after Grandpa was gone because his singing voice, though loud and enthusiastic, was lacking in tune. - o GRANDPA WAS ALSO QUITE A WORRY to his serious-minded granddaughter who was going through a very religious phase. You see, Grandpa swore very colorfully, liked a little nip from something he kept in the oat bin and attended church very rarely. He used to say church was for three occasions only-baptisms, weddings and funerals. Then, too, he lived where there wasn't a church for 25 miles. We children were crazy about him and he was very generous to us. Whatever failings he had, his tender and gentle care of Grandmother, who was crippled and nearly blind during much of her life, more than balanced the scales. - o - MRS. ALFRED DINKEL, FLORENCE DEHNERT when she was an Algonan, wrote me a while back from Victoria, Kans. She said, "Whenever you designate a Grandpa Day, please let me know as I nominate our Grandpa Dinkel for top honors. He lives with us and believe me, without his help and staunch shoulders, I think by now I would have been in Lamed (the Kansas equivalent of Cherokee). When our son was born he had six weeks' colic during which time he cried nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. So we split the night in shifts and yes, you're right, Grandpa took a shift, too, of walking the floor. WhenPmsick, he cooks; when Pm rushed with work, he takes both babies outside. He has made them innumerable windmills, cars, and games. He is 70 years old and the most active member of the family. May God always bless him." - o - IF YOU ARE STILL LUCKY ENOUGH to have a Grandpa in the family, encourage him to tell about his earlier years and of the stories he heard from his own father. If s a priceless heritage for the children and something they can never get quite so well from books, movies or even television. Oftosen Church BEST OF ALL WERE THE STORIES Grandpa told. I wonder if he knew then that they would be passed on to another small boy many years later. The stories were about how Grandpa herded cows in Germany as a very young boy-it's almost 100 years ago now. Then he told of coming to America to work as a carpenter, building up the city of Chicago after the big fire. The HI-_---_-, U~.1~ pioneer part fiomes from the days when Grandpa brought his young WfimPn nflST\ wife and baby daughter (now Mrs. Anna Bierstedt of Burt, and a II VIIIVll I iV*l* Great-Grandma herself) to Fort Dodge on the train. From there they went by wagon, through the tiny settlement of Algona to what later became the Fairville community in Palo Alto county. There they took out a homestead and obtained a farm by planting trees. •Grandpa picked up the seeds from a big maple tree in front of the Ryther home on McGregor street and received title to his claim by keeping a certain amount of trees alive for a certain number of years. The homestead still bears the family name and it now belongs to the Robert Wegeners of Whittemore. - o - GRACE IN THOSE DAYS, LIFE WAS PRETTY RUGGED. It was even more important than it is today that the wife do her share. It was up to Grandma to churn the butter, knit the stockings, bake the bread, quilt the bedding, raise the chickens and tend the farm while Grandpa was away supplementing the family income with carpenter work. Grandma had a small family by the standards of the day, only seven children. I wonder if she did as much fussing and fretting over rearing them as I do over my three. Grandma never weighed over 100 pounds in her life, but she must have been durable because she is still living here in Algona, reasonably hale and hearty in her 92nd year. - o - BUT THIS STARTED OUT TO BE about Grandfathers. Our children have a Grandpa and he is a very popular person around here. I still have one of my own and I was privileged to have two of them until I was pretty well grown up. My Grandpas were as different as night is from day. One was quiet; the other, bluff NOTICE NEW LOCATION OF POUNDSTONE PHOTO STUDIO Basement - Algona Hotel PHONE 295-7013 Portraits - Weddings - Commercial Work, Etc. To Guest Day OTTOSEN - Church women of the Trinity Lutheran Churchheld guest day Wednesday. Guests were from the Trinity Lutheran Church of Hardy and the First Lutheran Church at Gilmore City. The ladies of the Methodist church at Bradgate were unable to attend. Mrs. Earl Olson gave a welcome and introduced the guests. A group of the Ottosen ladies sang two hymns, with Mrs. Richard Kinseth accompanying them. Pastor Robert J. LeMont gave devotions. Organ selections were played by Debbie Olson. Pat Borkowski, Patty Jacobson, Marcia Kinseth, and Linda LeMont sang as a quartet. Speaker for the afternoon was Lyn Linhard from the Lutheran Social Service of Iowa, Mason City. President, Mrs. Ivan Evenson, made the announcements and Mrs. Earl Olson closed with a prayer entitled "Father." The program chairmen were Mrs. Melvin Ellingson and Mrs. Earl Olson. After singing the table prayer, the ladies went to the church basement for a social hour and lunch served by group two. - o- SHOWER HONORS A pre-nuptial shower was given in honor of Ann Ludwig at the Commercial Club building Saturday evening, Aug. 5. Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Ludwig, and Loren Seely will be married Sept. 2 in the St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, West Bend. About 70 people attended. Mrs. Charles Welter opened the program with devotions. A skit pictured important events in Ann's life. The skit was narrated by Naomi Struthers and Mrs. Richard Kinseth played the piano. Mrs. Victor Meyer sang the 4-H song "Dreaming" in honor of THE KOSSUTH COUNTY FAIR AUGUST 15-18 KLGA RADIO WILL BROADCAST DIRECT FROM THE KLGA BOOTH EVERY AFTERNOON STOP AND VISIT WITH KLGA PERSONNEL AND LISTEN TO KLGA Radio 1600 KC iwwwwiiiwwwwwwwwwi*^ Ann's work as a 4-H member. After gifts were opened, lunch was served by the hostesses. Mrs. Del Simmons of West Bend poured coffee. Hostesses were Mrs. Albert Thorsen, chairman; Miss Naomi Struthers, Mrs. W.E. Hundertmark, Mrs. Ed Kemna, Mrs. Clarence Baur, Mrs. Peter Mertz, Mrs. Sam Kropf, Mrs. Antone Speich, Miss' Ruth Speich, Mrs. Howard Hellickson, Mrs. Fred Kampen, Mrs. Charles Welter, and Mrs. Cletis Hundertmark. Guests included Mrs. Max Seely from Spirit Lake, mother of the future groom, and his sister, Mrs. Elser and her daughter, both of Lake Park. OTTOSEN By Mrs. Donald Usher Essie Cooper and the Donald Coopers left Saturday to visit Ralph Coopers and Clyde Cooper at Stewartsville and Cameron, Mo. They will return this week. Bradley Banwart, son of the James Banwarts, returned home Monday evening after staying in Minnesota with relatives for seven weeks. Joe Koehl of Hancock, Minn, returned with him to spend a couple weeks at the James Banwarts. Tuesday, Ivan Evenson and Danny went fishing at St. Peter, Minn. Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chapel of Humboldt and Mr. Oliver Christiansen and Clara Solberg went to Arnolds Park to hear the morning and afternoon services of the Christian Mission. At noon, after enjoying a dinner they had taken along, Oliver and the Chapels visited at the Gardner cabin where the Spirit Lake Massacre took place. Last Wednesday through Sunday, Chuck Walston of Gladbrook and Kevin Speich of Algona stayed with the Antone Speichs. This weekend, Ruth Speich of Ames was home. Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Antone Speich, Ruth and Edwin, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Speich and family of Algona and the Gene Walstons of Gladbrook had a picnic dinner at the Nor man Speichs at Hampton. LeAnn Speich, daughter of the Robert Speichs of Algona, is now spending a few days with the Antone Speichs. At an all-day painting bee Wednesday, friends of Margaret Holt scraped and painted her house. At noon they enjoyed a potluck dinner. The friends were Mrs. Robert Besch, Mark and Marcia, Mrs. Albert Banwart and Rosie, Mrs. Irvin Mogler, Mary, Marriett, Chuck, Curtis, and Louisa Zaugg, and Mrs. Rose Zaugg. Lay Corner Stone Saturday, August 12, will be the date for the laying of the corner stone and dedication of the Masonic Temple of Mishna Lodge #565 A.F. & A.M., Pocahontas, at a public ceremony. The festivities are scheduled to get under way at 2;30 p. m., when the Grand Master of Masons in Iowa, M. W. Bro. William W. Brubaker and his corps of Grand Lodge officers will officiate. Two Cobblestone Players From Algona Vicki Steil, who lives with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Reding, Algona, and E. Howard Sonksen, for the past four years an American literature teacher at Algona High School are among the Cobblestone Players in Clear Lake this summer. In the photo above you see Vicki, who has already played several lead rolls in earlier plays, and E. Howard as they rehearse a scene for a recent production a.t Cobblestone. Others in the picture are Director Norman Kaiser, foreground, and actor Tom LaVille, Mason City. Although they have a rather rigorous schedule, Vicki and E. Howard agree that the summer work is good experience. Said Mr. Sonksen, "If s really good all-around experience. We try to switch main characters in different plays, so there isn't always the problem of being the lead character in both the current play and in rehearsals." The actors rehearse everyday except Sunday - three hours in the morning and three to 3 1/2 in the afternoon. They return to the theater at 6:30 p. m. on performance nights (daily except Monday) and have their make-up on by 7:30 p. m. The curtain goes up at 8:30. On Sunday night the schedule is an hour earlier. Vicki, an Iowa State University speech and drama major interested in a career in musical comedy, feels that the most difficult part is rehearsing one play during the day and doing a different one at night. "In the companies I've worked with before, we've done two or three plays for long periods of time," Vicki said. "This is the first time Pve had to do a different play every week." "Every audience is different," said E. Howard, "but for the most part they've been good this summer. I think, though, that with summer stock-professional acting-they expect to see a good performance." Both Mr. Sonksen and Miss Steil plan to do more summer stock acting in the future. "I plan to do more summer stock, but I think it might be good to switch theaters and get a wider variety of experience," Vicki said. It has been a long hard summer for these two Cobblestone Players, but as Vicki put it, "When I feel the audience has enjoyed seeing us, if s worth all the work." (Photo courtesy Mason City Globe-Gazette) Kossuth Towns Pledge Aid, Fair Barbecue Early Llerley, president, and William F. Steele, executive secretary, Chamber of Commerce, Thursday visited heads of Chambers of Commerce, Commercial Clubs and Community Clubs in the entire county relative to the free beef barbecue event to take place at the Kossuth County Fair Thursday, August 17. The eleven towns in the county which have such organizations have offered full co-operation in the project. They include. Bancroft, Burt, Lone Rock, Ledyard, Titonka, Fenton, Swea City, Lakota, Whittemore, Wesley, and LuVerne. Representatives from the various towns, who will help in preparations and serving of the free tarbecue, will wear badges identifying them as individuals and their towns. The local Chamber will co-operate in furnishing hats to the helpers. Members of the local Chamber are also to participate in the serving and preparation of the meal. Over 10,000 persons were served at last year's barbecue, and more are expected this year. Plans are progressing in the naming of committees and chairmen needed to complete such a huge project. LuVERNE Mrs. C. W. BJustrom Mr. and Mrs. Bill Meyers and children and his sister, Mrs. Clara Kain and son, Omaha, Neb., visited Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. August Pergande. Their daughter Evelyn stayed with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Pergande for a week. Mrs. Meyers and her friend Clara and son Jay came Monday to get Evelyn. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weber, Cedar Rapids; Jerry Weber, Minneapolis; and Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Weber and boys were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Weber. Jerry Weber came to get Skip and Scott, who have been visiting their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Weber for the past three weeks. Stacey remained for a longer visit. Mrs. Jerry Weber had surgery some weeks ago. The LuVerne Methodist W.S. C.S. are having their Smorgasbord Thursday, Sept. 28. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Genrich, Swea City, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Neal. Mrs. Laura Lindebak and Mrs. Dorothy Hanselman were also dinner guests. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lindebak, Radcliffe, Mrs. Mabel Brinton, Ellsworth, and Mrs. Ella Lindebak, Ellsworth, were Sunday afternoon and evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Neal. Mrs. Laura Lindebak went to Radcliffe Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lindebak for a few days and will also visit at Ellsworth. Bradley, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Fett, is reported doing well. He was severely burned some time ago and taken to Iowa City hospital where he is and will be for perhaps three more months. Mrs. Fett had been with him but returned home this weekend. - MONDAY. AUGUST 21 Fabric Style Show Garments made of fabrics from The Chrischilles Store I + + * 20 models - the largest fabric show ever staged in this area! * # * Proceeds to go to the C. P. of A. Tickets sold by all C. D. of A. members and Diamond's Store and The Chrischilles Store. MARK THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR: MONDAY - AUGUST 21, 8:00 P.M. Garrigan High School Auditorium — Tickets only 50c The Chrischilles Store

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