8-Algena (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, S«pt. 41, ..by Evelyn •iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiHiiniiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiniiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiffil bat that flew into the bathroom. Mother hastily pushed a rug under the door and Mr. Bat was shut in until Grandma Mac woke up in the apartment room and discovered Mr. Bat. Evalyn awoke and went from the davenport where she and Wally were sleeping and the women were chasing the offending creature around. He finally woke up and said, What's going on?" He joined them in the chase and finally the bat was conquered. They left it for Bob to see and I had never seen one at close range either. Its body looks like a mouse with wings added. Evalyn broke the news to us that there had been a bat in the apartment and Mother and I were all innocence for awhile, then confessed we were his first visitors. Sometime later I read it is all hooey that they get in one's hair. They are as afraid of people as people are of them. - o - I remember, too, that on an early evening when my cousin Edwin Cady gave a little recital in the Congregational church at the request of several persons (to get his opinion of the new organ as he was an excellent pipe organist), bats flew around in considerable numbers. The church was infested with them and had become most troublesome. They didn't disrupt the program however. Later a friend who was a talented musician, said, "He plays so marvelously. He used stops on the organ that will never be used again until he plays them." Alas - her words were somewhat prophetic and when I was told of his death Well, Labor Day is taken care of, so fall is really here. The next holiday that will hold up mail deliveries is Veterans Day, then Thanksgiving, followed by Christmas and New Years - and then we're headed for spring and on the alert for robins. Each year gets shorter. I can remember when Christmases were years apart, and now we barely get the tissue paper and ribbons put away and it's time to get them out again. - o - I missed out on the excitement last night. A bat has been in the basement and in spite of Earl Rich's efforts, Mr. Bat remained elusive. It may have been a second one that invaded the second floor. At any rate, the policemen were called and soon got Mr. Bat. I slept peacefully all through the activities so they must have climbed the stairs quietly and decorously. - o - Years ago, a bat got in our house. The Wally McDougalls were living in the apartment and grandma "Mac" was visiting them. In the early evening she had taken a rocker outdoors on the back porch. Bats were flying around in the yard and I suppose one sneaked in when she took the rocker back Inside. When Mother and I were preparing for bed, a moth about the size of a butterfly was flitting around our room. Mother failed in her attempt to get it, so we went to bed, just settled down when I heard a whirring over the bed. I thought it was the moth and we turned on the bed lamp. Instead it was a a year ago Aug. 16, I phoned and said, "You were right. He is gone, and will never use the stops again." It saddens one to think of his talent - lost but we have the hope that somewhere he still has his beautiful music. What a lot of hope it takes to answer questions to one's complete satisfaction. Unfortunately, I am one <>! the questioners. I believe if everyone would be completely honest, they would admit lifint; in my category. Plan Reagan's G.O.P. Dinner But, to less serious matters. One of the aides here had me sympathetic and anxious to be helpful. Just oustide my door she was taking a tray which is attached to an arm chair- a new piece of furniture ideal in construction for those who do not go to the dining room. The tray is heavy and she dropped into the seat of a chair just like it sitting next to one she was working on. She said, "There goes my diamond." I naturally supposed she had hit her ring and the set had fallend out. I said, "I'll help you look for it," and I wondered how she could walk away from the place with no apparent worry. I got up, looked and looked - the next day I was properly sympathetic at not finding it, and she laughed so hard at what I would consider a catastrophe. It was merely a joke and she thought I knew she was only fooling. I am considering what to do to get even with her I Any suggestions ? I wonder if the four carat I covet would make such a clatter! I don't think I need worry about it for I have no hopes that I'll ever get that huge gem I harp on. Now if some millionaire should read this column, which is, of course, most far-fetched, may he say, "Why the poor thing, Pll see to it that Santa puts one in her stocking come Dec. 251" One can dream, can't one ? - o A friend has recently acquired STRONG CHURCHES.. Make Strong Communities "We know that in everything God works forgood with those who love him, who arc called according to his purpose. " — Romans 8:28 To. say that we know God is not to say that we can predict the happiness that God has in store for us, or the strength and purpose God will send to us in an hour of need. If we know God, we know that God is with us at all times. We find our strength in God's words. We find purpose in God's way, in the ideals of Christianity. And, we find courage, if we believe that God exists, always, in all ways. 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ASSN. Your Friend — Before and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO. Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors -- Trucks •- Farm Equipment Royal A. Nold (left), Algona, Kossuth County Republican Finance Chairman, and Oliver S. Carlson (center), Algona, 6th District Finance Chairman, discuss plans for Iowa Republican Party's "Dinner with Ronald Reagan," to be held in Des Moines Oct. 25, with T. Cooper Evans (right), Grundy Center, chairman of the $100-a-plate fund raising event. Party finances- how the money is raised and how it is spent- were discussed at a statewide finance meeting In Des Moines, Wednesday, September 13. a chord organ and promised when able to play my beloved "Fascination" I would hear the performance. I was favored the other evening, and it was a very creditable rendition. Another friend played "Dixie" for me on the organ and since I used to play the piano and violin, too, if I could be in my own home again and be completely rid of arthritis, I'd be tempted to have an organ, too. - o - I had a phone call from Julia Cady, Mason City, the other day. She hadn't heard from me for several weeks and wondered If I was O.K. I was so sure I had answered her last letter - but it must be I hadn't. Anyhow we had a nice chat and I sent her a lengthy letter the next day. -fl- it was with fear I opened a letter from another cousin, Lola Henderson Swlnney, Yucalpa, Calif. I was fearful that the fires out there may have crept near her. But, thank goodness, It was a nice chatty letter giving me family Information - just this and that of interest to me about what others of the family were doing and all was well with them. So there was the proverbial bridge I crossed needlessly, thank goodness. - o - Isn't it interesting to learn of the different hobbies people have? Ken Harris and his lamps, Dick Post and his clocks and many other antiques, Ruth Cook and horses, Margaret Reid and her 400 pairs of salt and pepper shakers as well as a goodly number of cups and saucers, Nan Ward and her pitcher collection and goodness only knows how many more people are collectors. Nan has one pitcher so tiny that when a group of friends were there some time ago and had been served at the dining room table, she had placed a pitcher for us to see so tiny she laughed and said, "Don't brush it off, thinking it Is a crumb." - o - Then there are coin collectors and stamp collectors - Lucille Crose Anderzen writes me about her religious stamp collection and the coins a friend of hers has. Yes, I'd be interested in collecting coins, antique or otherwise, but Pll just stick to the legal tender with spending In mind, which leads you to believe and correctly, that I am not a collector. I am more of a thrower-awayer. I must apologize to Fran Eason for almost overlooking her doll collection. I don't know what it numbers now and I know she has some beauties. Me ? Oh, I'm lazy I - o Across the hall, John Arndorfer's radio is putting forth "Swinging Down the Lane", one of my old favorites, but being done by Sinatra whom I never cared about, much less could scream or swoon over. I'd rather hear Pat Boone any day, or cute Wayne Newton. He could work up a wonderful female impersonator show if he wanted to. Remember Julian Elting and his shows ? That takes one back to the good old Call Theatre times. - o The cute little evergreen trees on the Wirtjes place across the road north are turning brown and don't look too healthy. They are so cute I hope something can be done to overcome whatever the trouble is. - o I love doing the TV magazine crossword puzzle Sundays, but when it said snake bite remedy all I could think of was whiskey, which didn't fit. To those of you who couldn't get It, the word is senega-a root or weed, probably used by Indians. On the other hand, did they have strong drink before it was given them by our forefathers ? Of course, the Bible tells us of drunkeness and sinful hilarity, so why should Indians be innocent ? But whiskey was all I could think of and it took a friend who has more available books to give me the right word. So thanks to her, this puzzle is solved and I am ready for another. '68 Buick. Now we're talking your language. We changed the Skylark from front to rear, we gave it a whole new look, simply because we believe you want a car like this. In other words, we're talking your language. We thought you'd like to have a little easier time parking. So we shortened the wheelbase of the two-door Skylark down to 112 inches. The new 230-hp., V-8 engine runs on regular gas. It's standard on all Skylark Custom models. We also refused to limit your choices. Skylark Custom comes in four models, 15 colors and 32 trim combinations. So talk to the man who talks your language, your Buick dealer. All Buicks have a full line of General Motors safety features as standard equipment. For example, side marker lights and energy-absorbing steering column. Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick? The'68 Buicks are at your Buick dealer's now, He's ready to talk your language.
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