The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 10, 1967 · Page 19
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 10, 1967
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i RHHiniiM^ 1 A ^ jm * | | Evelyn IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM 8-A!gona (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, Aufl. 10, 1967 Well, the cable TV has gone down to defeat again and THIS should be the end of the question. Let it lie in peace. Personally, I would not have hooked on. Programs I have enjoyed have been taken off, I am skeptical about the new ones being to my liking, and I believe the new tower will be a big aid in better reception. I am very fortunate in having very good reception since a gadget on the roof here was removed. I was not informed of the "roof" deal, but all at once my reception dwindled to a mere nothing. After having the set-up investigated by the person I always employ, it was found my line had been cut into and spliced. The original condition was restored and I was again getting perfect reception. I paid the bill but in all fairness to me, it seems to me the person who did the cutting in and splicing should pay for the replacement. I am not reporting this in a spirit of rancor, merely to show how easily TV can be upset because they are so sensitive. - o - When I called the Glenn Shores for news, Mary answered and we renewed our acquaintance. She was a student nurse in Davenport several years ago when Hazel Lusby, Lizzie Post and I were visiting Blanche and Abner Long. She had read in the paper we were visiting there and asked to come see us. We were delighted to have her and had such a nice evening. She is now Mrs. Jerry Moon of Yuma, Ariz. I commented on Yuma's heat but she said she didn't mind it. If s a different sort than Iowa's in that it is dry and Iowa's is usually so humid. I always think of Will Brunson's remark, "Yuma is just 23 degrees hotter than h ". He was Zada's father and possessed a keen sense of humor. She did, too, and frequently we'd discuss someone a little unkindly perhaps and would always end up by saying "He" or "She" as the case might be "is awfully good- hearted." It finally dawned on us it had its humorous side, and we'd have a good laugh after doing a little "panning." I have one pet thing I'd like to tell her. We'd have such a good laugh. - o - I caught Millie Klamp In the process of fixing her glasses. She wondered why she couldn't see as well as usual out of one eye and her husband discovered one lens was missing. Luckily it was found and Millie was replacing it and screwing the rim tight. I was reminded of Ab and Mary Henderson Long. One morning they complained of not being able to see as well as usual and were considering having eye tests. Then they discovered they had exchanged glasses! - o - Glasses! What a blessing they are, but how nice it would be to have the good vision of our youth. My father had a postcard he was amused by which read, "Backward turn backward. Oh, Time in your night. Forty-five years would be about right. Cover my head with hair as of yore, give back my teeth good and sound to the core; Let me again without spectacles see. Oh hallelujah How happy I'd be." It was THE thing in Dad's time to wear glasses which would pinch on the nose and some wore a pin and cord to hang the glasses on the bosom when not in use. Men used a coat lapel. Dad had a narrow bridge so could wear them, though in warm weather they might drop off from the facial moisture. Luckily, he only needed them for reading. Mother and I have a wide bridge so we never could be elegant. We had to have the hood-bjhind- the-ears-type -but that wa;; many years later. And haven'tycu seen elegant matrons holding lorgnettes (glasses on a holder like a stick) carried mostly at the opera or to look down their noses at the bourgeois. - o - I was so sorry to learn of the death of Max Mesing. I know he has suffered with asthma a long time and I have talked to him when his breathing was very difficult. I have known him so many years- way back to when an automobile was quite a novelty and rarity. I recall so well rides he took me and "Shortie" (Ethel) Lowe on, a few miles in the country at an amazing speed of at least 20 or 25 miles an hour! Boy ! Were we whizzing along! His sister, Gertrude, was a grade ahead of me in high school'and was such a pretty girl - blonde hair, fair complexion and good posture. She and Archie Gamm were a two-some in a mildly romantic way. Or maybe it wasn't so mild - today's status is so different. I knew the father John so well. He had a music store which was a rendezvous for my group of friends. There was always new music to be danced to up and down his aisle and he welcomed us as he said "You draw business." He was a fine man. Max became an employee of the telephone company, went away from here and I sort of lost track of him until he moved back to Algona. With failing health, he retired and since I am seldom downtown, I hadn't seen him for some time. The last time I saw him he was at Call Park and I was driving through with friends. His wife, Rose, may have been not far away, but my friends and I concluded he liked the quiet of the woods and the clean air easier to breathe. I have not forgotten too that he was a very good pianist, though it has been years since I heard him play. He was a handsome youth and I am sorry his later years had to be so filled with discomfort. My sympathy to his family. - o - In case there are some persons who did not read about it, Rev. Robert E. Holzhammer, rector of Trinity Episcopal church at Iowa City has been named first assistant secretary of the House of Deputies in the 62nd general convention of the Episcopal church to meet in Seattle, Wash. Sept. 17-27. Representatives of the Episcopal churches throughout the world will attend the convention. This is of particular interest to Algerians as his wife is the former Meredith Raney, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Glen Raney. She is also a niece of Mrs. Newton Hieter, the former Hattie Raney. - o - Put a man here in a wheel chair and there's no knowing whore you'll find him the minute the nurse's back is turned. Henry Hartwell was started down the ramp the other day and there was a race who'd get there first and bring him back to safety. He has been an active man and when he first came here was a great deal of help, raking leaves, sweeping the walks free of snow, helping in the rose garden and giving my leftovers to the birds. He always smilingly referred to them as "the chickens." He has gone down hill and is no longer able to be on his feet much, but he still has that sweet smile, the bright blue kindly eyes, and the urge to be going places and doing things. - o - I think "Papa" Knopf and Mrs. Mary Zittritsch are the oldest residents here. Mrs. Zittritsch Is 96 and "Papa" is all of that and maybe a year or so more. Both are as keen mentally as can be, and "Papa" gets downstairs and even does a little shopping now and then. Two remarkable people. - o - I was favored with a serving of Mary Buenger's birthday cake. She was 90 July 25 and a daughter, Mrs. Helen Wichtendahl, had seen to the cake situation. It was a lovely white cake with white icing and pretty floral decoration. Thanks, and I hope you have more nice birthdays Mrs. Buenger. She also received a dozen anthwrium flowers from two nieces who live in Hawaii. They were sent in small vials of water and were in perfect condition. It is hard to describe them but they are beautiful and most unusual - and are varicolored, also having green leaves at the base. - o - Latest residents are J. M. Fleming of Whittemore, father of Mrs. Craig Smith; Mrs. Jess Riddle, who was brought from a Fort Dodge hospital; and Anna Bauman, Burt, who was transferred from St. Ann. Mrs. Riddle suffered a broken pelvic bone In a car accident enroute back here from Claremont, Calif. The accident happened in Nebraska. My late cousin, Harry Cacly Goddard and his wife, Vinnie lived in Detroit many years and upon retirement went to Wichita, Kans. where he died. It would be most distressing to him if he could know of the horrible things going on in Detroit and I am sure Vinnie is distressed, as are all of us. It doesn't seem possible these awful things can be taking place in our beloved country. I hate to read the papers, yet do to keep abreast of events. I pray for a quick and satisfactory solution. Vinnie will soon be moving to Pocahontas. * * * When Amy Johnson walked in yesterday morning (July 25) I said, "Is it YOU or your ghost?" She has been on forced vacation of a few weeks but Is well enough now to be back on the job. I've missed her. In fact, all the girls have and Amy came in with the air of "coming home." * * * I watched "Back Street" the other night but it didn't coincide with my remembrance of the book. I asked about the book at the library, but it is such an oldie that it has been discarded. I wish TV would keep to the books and not change them so they are barely recognizable. If anyone has "Back Street" I'd like to borrow it to re-read. * * * I get Social Security on self employment and not too many months ago four dollars was added. Hip Hip Hurray! Then came notice three dollars was being deducted for 'Medicare. Well, Pm a dollar ahead of the game, so this hit the nail on the head, "For Medicare around the clock, they dock my pay to pay my doc." Well, my Social Security wasn't very large anyhow, and one has to go along with Uncle Sam, the sly old cuss! Three Percent Sales Tax In Effect Oct. 1 The State Tax Commission has set the schedule for collecting Iowa's new three percent sales tax on goods and services. The present two percent sales tax \\ill be boosted to three percent'Octo- ber 1 and extended to services. No tax will be collected on purchases up to 14?, but will cover purchases of from 15? to 45? where a one cent tax is charged. It will advance to two cents on purchases from 40? to 80? and will be three cents on sales of 81? to $1.14 Asks Divorce Sandra K. Batt, plaintiff, filed suit for divorce in district court here this week from Kenneth R. Batt, defendant. They were married at Sioux Falls, S.D., Sept. 13, 1965. She asks custody and support for the couple's child. SBA In Spencer The Des Moines Regional Office, Small Business Administration, announced today that a Loan Officer from the Des Moines office will be in Spencer on Wednesday, August 9. Small businessmen in the area who are interested in the various SBA programs are urged to make plans to visit with the SBA representative in the Chamber of Commerce office in Spencer. Appointments can be made by contacting the Chamber of Commerce, 6 East 4th Street, Spencer, Iowa, 51301, Area Code 712, 262-5680. To Cherokee A Wesley man, Edward C. Johnson, was ordered taken to the mental health institute at Cherokee following a hearing before district court Judge G. W. Stillman here last week. He will be treated for alcoholism as a result of his arrest July 24 at LuVerne at which time he was charged with OMVI, fourth offense. BUJINEtt PERJOflAUTIE* AND 5fR,VIC€5 AND PATRONIZf VIKING OIL CO. GASOLINE AND FUEL OIL WE GIVE GOLD BOND or KING KORN STAMPS BULK DELIVERY SERVICE Station and Bulk Plant North Milwaukee Depot BUILDING MATERIALS OF ALL KINDS AND TYPES • For Remodeling, Modemiilng • For Farm k Home Building • For Ready-Mixed Concrete COWAN CORP. Phone 195-5266 CARGILL INC. Buyers & Sellers of All Grains • Get our bids on your grain beta* you sell. • Federal Licensed Storage Warehouse. Dale Kleingartner or Corwin C. Peer 419 S. Phillips St. Ph. 295-2741 WHEN HANDLED BY "HOMEBUILDING IS OUR SPECIALTY" We'll Appreciate a Chance to Estimate Without Obligation on any Town or Farm Construction. TIETZ CONSTRUCTION CO. PHONE 295-5577 ALGONA, IOWA POST OVING AND STORAGE BENWIBBEN Building Contractor All Types Building — Farm and Town 122 South -Heckjort, Alqona Phone 295-286$ (Please Call After 6:00 P.M.) »+»»+»+»»»»»+»»»»»»•••*»»•»••»»«» r 055UTtt 1 Your Banking Needs SAFE • CONFIDENTIAL Serving and Growing with the Community IOWA STATE BANK ALGONA'S HOME-OWNED BANK I oil co algonaja. SERVICE IJI^Uil BULK STATION IV1©PII SERVICE PHILLIPS & MCGREGOR STREETS ALGONA, IOWA JIM SLOTER, OWNER JOHN B. ISEBRAND BUILDER - CONTRACTOR TITONKA, IOWA PHONE 928-2312 We Welcome A Chance To Give You An Estimate On Residential, Farm or Commercial Building — No Obligation. CONTRACTING SINCE 1928 For 50 years, the POST MOVING & STORAGE CO. has been a password to all Algonans who had any and every type of moving requests. The present owner, Dick Post, has grown up in the business, which was founded by his father, Hugh Post, in the early 1900's with only a team of horses and a wagon. The POST MOVING & STORAGE CO, fleet includes many freight and moving vans, and vans used exclusively for handling furniture. When you consult with POST about your moving problems, you'll know that you are talking with men who know the moving business from A to I. In giving special attention to moving problems, they are capable of doing the entire job, from packing of fine glassware to moving heavy cumbersome pianos and refrigerators. The service is tops in this area. An added feature of the company is the storage facility available for household goods or any other merchandise. Their fireproof Quonset warehouse is located on Main Street in the northeast part of town. You'll find extra reasonable rates for this service. i; Moving • Storage • Crating We Move Household Goods Anyfrhere Fully Insured — New, Modern Storage Warehouse All Types Crating - Phone 295-2275 < < POST Moving & Storage Phone POST MOVING & STORAGE CO. you with yout moving and storage plans. 295-2275 - and let them help Algona Implement Co. FARM EQUIPMENT • FARM SERVICE MOTOR TRUCKS Phone 295-3501 1407 Commercial St. ERNIE WILLIAMS Your John Deere Headquarters In Algona "The Quality Name In Farm Equipment" East of Algona on Highway IP So. Philips St. Cook & Heat with THERMOGAS The PIT I'tr IT (I I..P. Gas BOTTLE AND BULK SALES GAS APPLIANCES THERMOGAS CO, of Algona Phone 295-2841 Algona • Kohlcr, llheem & Crane Fixtures ALGONA PLUMBING & HEATING THE FINEST IN PLUMBING AND HEATING EQUIPMENT Rheem Hot Water heater*. Bruner Water Softeners. Electric Sew- cr-Rootcr Service. PHONE 295-5240 IN ALGONA • Lux-Aii e and American Standard Furnaces and Air Conditioning. t l.NSINKEUATOU Garbage Disposal Units

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