The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 31, 1967 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 31, 1967
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IQ-Alflona, (la.) Upper Pet Moinoi Thursday, Aug. 31, 1967 Married Here July 22 August 1 - Well, Pll try a whack at it and see how the wrist acts. Guess what I need is an electric machine. Nope- it isn't ready yet so Pll have to do longhand again. - o - It isn't a very nice beginning for the barbecue at the fair I hope the sun comes out soon not too hot - just right. This -barbecue is a big deal. - o - The Ed Wirtjes family of Blue Earth has moved into the new house built by Tietz on the Allen's little store site. But if s a mean trick to back the van in the driveway and 1 couldn't see what was being moved in. I am assured by a relative the furniture is lovely, but I have always liked seeing movers. Not curiosity- just interest. The John Sires will be moving into the former Waldron house on North Thorington street which was purchased by some out-of-town family. Since John had a stroke a while ago, the} need a house with bedroom and bath downstairs. What a mistake it is not to have such commodities downstairs. One never knows when sickness will strike. Bertha Johnson, former Al- gonan, and former Kossuth county auditor or some other official for many years, I believe, read my item about the late Max Mesing and recalls him playing "Jackson's March" for the students to march out of school. Years ago everything was so prim and prissy, even in high school. Miss Coate had us march with piano music to the halls to get our wraps, march back to the assembly room to don them, then march down from second floor to the wide open spaces. I think Bertha had Third Ward school in mind for I don't remember Max and "Jackson's March." - o - I promised you excerpts from Dorothy (Young) Campbell's letter and here they are. "I couldn't help but take a minute and drop you a line. I just received my Algona paper and I had to tell you how much I enjoy your column. I wouldn't miss it for the world. Isn't it funny how many years we corresponded by phone but you probably wouldn't know me if I walked into your room - but 'Evelyn' was always a friend to everyone. My mother, Mrs. Homer Young, misses her old friends in Algona. She used to come to Iowa every summer until she suffered her stroke. She is able to get around but not travel anymore. Hei sister from Garner visited her in July and Mrs. Wilma Kuhlman was here in July for two weeks, then went on to San Diego to visit her daughter, Mrs. Al Fish, Jr. We drove as far as Yuba City, Calif, for a reunion of my husband's family and Wilma went along. Out daughter, Janet, had spent a month in Los Angeles with friends and made her first 727 jet flight home. She had a chat with Don Engstrom's wife, nee Norma Crilly. The Campbells live at 7727-202 nd S.W., Edmunds, Wash." Pd like to see how the critter at the fair grounds is prepared. I was a very small child when Algona observed its half-century celebration but I have a vague remembrance of a pit of some sort. I don't remember how the animal was kept out of the ashes. Surely there must be a support of some sort. This pit was outside the sidewalk at the east end of the court house opposite the hotel. Ten days till school time where did spring and summer go? It was only day before yesterday I was awaiting news of the first robin. They don't sing anymore. I've heard when the mating and nesting period is over, song ceases. Well, maybe they follow the human pattern! Mabel Hutzell was here today and remarked on how quiet it was. Usually there are so many callers coming and going. I said, "They are probably at the fair." I hope it was well attended and came out with a sizable profit. I sometimes wonder if there was gate-free ruling if many more persons would attend, the ampitheatre would have capacity f I H * ~~~ ™^^~ ^^^^ Diesses y ********************* | BUY ONE AT I SALE PRICE & I GET ANOTHER I FOR ONLY SIZES 8-20, 12'/ 2 TO 261/2 IN ALGONA SOCIETY* NEWS Margaret Elaine Bierstedt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bierstedt, Lone Rock, and Richard J. Elbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Elbert, Algona, were married July 22 at St. Cecelia's Catholic church here. A complete wedding story appeared in the Aug. 17 issue of the Upper Des Moines. (Glenn's Studio Photo) filling at $1, and bleachers a little less. For larger families it makes a day at the fair pretty expensive. Oh, this is one of my brain storms- or if entrance fees were cut in half, might bring greater crowds. And have some bands like we used to. Music adds zest and a spirit of gaiety. School bands, our local band — Strike up the music I Strike up the band! And there was always a dance pavilion. Whaf s become of the good old days? - o Helen Comfort has moved into the Roy Hutzell apartment at 15 E. McGregor street. I wish ABC would install a translator, too. Most of the time I have very good reception but Mankato is perfect. I hope Mason City will come through as clearly. I am more interested in Mason City than Minnesota news. - o - My cousin, Vinnie (Mrs. Harry Cady Goddard), will be located at Pocahontas after Sept. 1. It will be good to have her so much nearer. She and my late cousin had lived at Wichita, Kans. several years. I know her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Loehnus of Rolfe and her aunt, Mrs. Minnie Jarvis. August 30 will be the ninth anniversary of my becoming a Good Samaritan resident. It is the wisest decision I ever made and I have been perfectly content and pleased with every aspect. Naturally it was quite an adjustment, leaving my home with the happy memories of days when my parents were living. But one can't change happenings which change lives, and I am happy and content here. Mrs. Gillos, who was my housekeeper frn- four years, came here eight years ago Aug. 22. She, too, liked it here, but the poor dear lost ground mentally. - o August 18-1 haven't heard the exact number of persons served at the barbecue but 8,000 to 10,000 lias been mentioned. How many beeves are cooked? WEEKLY BRIDGE Mrs. Merlin Baker was hostess at the weekly bridge party at the Country Club Aug. 23. Winners were Mesdames EdWolcott,V.C. Smith and W. P. French. - o - FAMILY REUNION Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wagner and family, and the latter* s mother, brother Bud and sister Margaret attended a family reunion Sunday at Gonsrud Park, Fairmont, Minn. Sunday. Sixty persons were present. The Wagners went there Saturday and camped over night. Mrs. James Mueller, Draper, So. Dak. attended and came home with Mrs. Heerdt for a visit of a few days. - o - ANNIVERSARY HELD Mr. and Mrs. Leo Steven attended the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary celebration for Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kuhn at Charles City, Aug. 27. - o - FETES MOTHER Mr. and Mrs. Chester Willey are going to Lansing for the week end and will assist at the celebration of the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of Mrs. Willey* s mother and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Arne Helle. - o PLAYED 500 Mrs. Beecher Lane was hostess to her 500 club Wednesday evening. TO WEDDING Mr. and Mrs. Don Nelson are going to Manchester to attend the wedding of their granddaughter, Joan De Groote, and Tom Shelley Saturday at the Congregational Church. The bride is doing secretarial work and the bridegroom is attending the University at Iowa City where they will be at home. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Charles Simmons. - o HOST CLUBS Mrs. Anna Wagner entertained her card club Wednesday. Mrs. Ted Larson entertained her bridge club Wednesday. - o - WED 50 YEARS Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gilmore observed their golden wedding anniversary Monday, Aug. 28, at the Country Club. Receiving hours were from seven till nine o'clock. Their daughter and husband, Dr. andMrs.S.G. Klebanoff and Harry and Lori were here from Ossing, New York. Mrs. Klebanoff is the former Mary Louise Gilmore. The Gilmore's son Ed and family are Algonans. It will be remembered that Mrs. Gilmore is the former Katherine Shearer whose father at onetime was owner of the Upper Des Moines. Mr. Gilmore's parents were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gilmore, also prominent Algonans. Harold for many years has been associated with the Iowa State Bank. The son Ed is cashier at the bank. - o - VISIT FRIENDS Mrs. Frank Vera went to Es- thervllle Thursday to see her aunt Mrs. Ivy Wold. Enroute home she stopped in Bancroft to see Mrs. Ivy Hutton. - o - BIRTHDAY CLUB Mrs. Hattie Schmidt entertained her birthday club Friday. - o MRS. GENE HOOD spent several days at Des Moines visiting her sister, Mrs. C.W. Conner and also her niece and family, Mr. and Mrs. Key Kolb, Dallas, Texas, who are visiting at the Conner home. MR. AND MRS. Gene Hood visited their daughter, Mary Jean at Minneapolis last weekend. They also attended the wedding of Kathy Norton for whom Mary Jean was maid of honor. i.: MR. AND MRS. Grady Phillips had as guests Sunday their son- in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Zwlefel, Jeff and Chris of Fairmont. The birthdays of Mrs. Zwiefel and Mrs. Phillips were observed. The Zwlefels also visited the Henry Zwiefels, parents of Thomas. GAYLE PHILLIPS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Phillips, left Monday for Grinnell where she will be a junior. She was accompanied by Rod Rlcklefs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Ricklefs, who will also be a junior at the college this fall. MRS. HARRIET LYNCH and her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Thurston, arrived inAlgonaafter spending the summer at Mrs. Thurston's cottage at Sand Lake, near Virginia, Minn. MR. AND MRS. Chuck Volk, and Vincent are visiting her sister in Washington, D. C. MRS. IMELDA ENGESSER recently attended National Council of Catholic Women institutes at Sioux City and Storm Lake. She is a diocesan youth chairman. JUDY NAYLOR has returned from a vacation in England with friends and is again employed at Ames in the National Animal Diseases laboratories. AAMMV Pve been reading "The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth" by Hedda Hopper. Goodness such gobs of money! Such fabulous salaries, such huge homes, such Horatio Alger stories! A thousand dollars is just small change. Hedda is the mother of William Hopper who was Paul Drake on the Perry Mason TV shows. Perry is to be on again in "Ironsides." I hope BUI and Delia are in the cast. Pll welcome Eve Ardc-n, too, whom I enjoyed so much in "Our Miss Brooks". I hope NBC comes in well. Naughty, naughty - "Topless restaurants- Peekeasies." - o Meow, kitty cat - "If she's marrying him for his money, she's getting the minimum wage." PRODUCTS * TV AlCONA Enjoy Yourself Over The Labor Day Weekend.., But Be Careful, Please... We hate to lose our friends and customers especially in the manner shown above. Drive with cauf ion over the holiday weekend and have your car safety-checked before leaving town. We care what happens to you ! SPONSORED BY THESE ALGONA SERVICE STATIONS; SUPERIOR 400 STATION 719 So. Phillips KAJEWSKI CHAMPLIN SERVICE 302 E. State HOPKINS SKELLY SERVICE 702 E. State WAGNER DX SERVICE 304 No. Jones STRUECKER CONOCO SERVICE 701 E. State JOE'S TEXACO SERVICE So. Hwy. 169 AL'S NORTH SIDE TEXACO Jet. Hiway 18 & 169 SCHULTZ BROS. STATION South Phillips j VIKING OIL COMPANY , 902 No. Main | BEHR STANDARD SERVICE 400 East State i te> fc <•-' ' : £* •£*• ••** ^ --^L^^ /J >' H '•• H 'irr''-yFVJ^! L ^'''l_*-.-.T^.ri

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