The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1967 · Page 3
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don smith WE don't know how old he is, and although he doesn't act it, Earl Miller of Algona must be past retirement (and Social Security) age. We're not trying to point the finger at him by indicating his age — we're doing just the opposite. For someone who must be past 65, he keeps busier and works harder than a great many who are supposedly holding down full-time jobs. THIS isn't Salute Earl Miller Week, but he probably deserves it after the season he has put in this summer. Earl raises great sweet corn, potatoes and onions. Didn't know it until he stopped in our office the other day and rolled out samples of the latter product. Said he raised three tons of them, four tons of potatoes and an unknown quantity of sweet corn, much of which was sold to a couple of local markets. So, without knowing it, many of you readers enjoyed Earl's produce when you bought it and served it at home. EARL weighed three of his larger onions recently and they tipped the scales at 7 Ibs., four ounces — now that* s more than 2 1/3 pounds each ! The sample we got wasn't that large, but very tasty without being strong. He grows his produce on a farm two miles south and a half-mile west of Algona and had more than two acres under the plow. IT took him six days to put in 18,000 onion plants (while on his hands and knees) and he weeded the patch three times by hand, also, as it was too wet to operate his small tractor in the field at the time. He has many old and quaint tools of the trade which he uses in his operation. For his energy (for which he was rewarded), which also is used up on a bartending job, we're giving a tip of The Periscope hat this week! A quartet has been defined as a group of four, each of whom thinks the other three can't sing. STILL on the gardening (in a big way) kick - we've gotten quite a few tomatoes this year from Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Lau of Algona, who have got tomato plants all over the landscape. Their product is great (as our entire family enjoyed each and every big, red beauty), and when Trudy, who runs our household, made her most recent trip to Laus for a batch, Mrs. Lau kindly presented her with a group of green ones, which this writer happens to relish fried, This paragraph is a Thank You to Mrs. Lau — and besides this way we didn't have to go out and buy a card ! Note - the fried green tomatoes were delicious. JOAN Mertz (Shorty's wife) raises mums — and seeing her ad in the Upper Des Moines a week ago, placed an order for two bouquets, one. for my mother, who was rushed to St. Ann hospital a couple of days earlier, and one for our house. Went to the Mertz place to pick up the bouquets, which were very nice, and Shorty ushered us to the basement after first questioning us about our gardening prowess (which is none) and asking if we liked tomatoes at our house. He gave us a large number, plus some greenies for our use at home. So, for the price of two bouquets, we wound up with some good eating — "on the house." HERE'S some good advice to dieters -"No thyself." OUR football players last week were Chuck Crapser, AHS and Drake (he was also recently upped to Lt. Col. in the service ; Wade Hanson, St. Cecelia's; Curt Merz, University of Iowa and Kansas City Chiefs; Maggie Lichter, AHS; and Hoyt Raney, AHS. This week's five are Herman Wedemeyer, Bob Chappuis, Ed Bowman, Bill Shakespeare and Pug Lund. Russ ought to know that last one. ARA Parseghian, coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, has got a football show on the local radio station now. Sponsored by Hood's (John is a ND man), it is on late Friday afternoon each week. NOTED this week that ISU, Ames, has a record enrollment this year for the seventh consecutive year. A total of 16,841 are registered there this fall — an increase of nine percent over last year. How come the football team seems to get worse as the total of students gets larger ? Guess the other schools are getting bigger, too. How's that for getting Clay off the hook? ANOTHER reminder. With the St. Ann Hospital fund drive over successfully — don't forget to do your part (and then some, if possible) during the current United Fund campaign here. The goal is $16,000 and that means everyone has to pitch in with a real solid contribution. If you plan on giving $5, think it over and double it. You'll be helping a lot of deserving causes— and maybe you'll need help some day, too ! AN unbiased person is one who has the same bias as you 1 PURELY MR. AND MRS. Walter Zentner had as a supper guest Tuesday Tom Norwood, Tacoma, Wash. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Norwood. His mother was Lucy Barton, a sister of the late Cleve and Ray Barton and cousin of Harry Barton. MR. AND MRS. J. B. Burt spent last Sunday at Greene with Mrs. Burf s stepmother, Mrs, J. B. Hardy. CHIEF SIGNALMAN Robert P, Johnson returned to Philadelphia after a 15-day leave which he spent with his mother, Mrs. Ethel Johnson, and with brothers and sisters in the area. Robert enlisted in the Navy in 1954, MR. AND MRS. Gilbert Hargreaves spent Sept. 25 at Otho with the tatter's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. William Lawrence and at Ft. Dodge with her brother and sister-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. John Thelin. MRS. MARGARET ELBERT is at Omaha with her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Anderson. Mr. Anderson has not been well of late. MR. AND MRS. Richard McGinnis spent Monday and Tuesday at Omaha where Mr. McGinnis attended a mechanics school. The children were cared for by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Hargreaves, during their absence. Mr. and Mrs. McGinnis, Suzanne and Mike attended a Twins game at Minneapolis. Janell and Jeff were cared for by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Hargreaves. MR. AND MRS. Richard Cook are going to Puerto Rico Oct. 14 to attend a National convention of the gas company with which Mr. Cook is associated. They will be gone a week and the trip will be made via plane from Des Moines. MR. AND MRS. Harry Hargreaves went to Des Moines where the former had an appointment at Veterans Hospital where he has been having periodic check-ups. From there they will go to Council Bluffs to visit their son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. E. B. Mathiason. AMANDA JOHNSON and her brother William Johnson, Bode, spent a day last week at Windom, Minn, with their cousin, Mrs. Margaret Halsrud and daughter, Rosella. CHARLES LUND, who has been employed at the Rusk drug store as pharmacist, has a drug store in Ringsted which he has had for some time, and is returning there. MR. AND MRS. Walter Zentner, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Brayton, Mrs. Kenneth Geilenfeld and James Kelley attended funeral services Tuesday at Fenton for John Olsen. He was a cousin of Mrs. Zentner and Mrs. Brayton. Tuesday, Oe». 3, 1967 Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moines- 3 MR. AND MRS. Don Christensen spent last weekend at Estherville with the tatter's brother- in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Joe King. The Christensen'sson Dennis has gone to Mankato and entered his senior year at college. MRS. HENRY LUND left Thursday via plane for Henderson and Boulder City, Nevada. She is visiting her daughter Mrs. Verna Ludwig at Henderson and Oct. 1 attended the wedding of her grandson, James Ludwig, at Boulder City. She plans to be gone about two and a half weeks. MRS. J. H. NIELSEN expects her daughter Mrs. Duane (Gladys) Wheeler, Palm Desert, Calif., for a visit. The Wheelers have teen spending some time at Carmel, Calif, and after a visit here are returning to their home at Palm Desert for the winter. MRS. MILTON DAHL spent Thursday at Iowa Falls with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Pratt. CHARLES, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Crapser, is stationed at Anchorage, Alaska. He was recently promoted to Lt. Col. MR. AND MRS. LeroyCrapser have been visited by their grandson, Duane Crapser and his wife, who have been located in Thailand where Duane was in service. They also visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Crapser at Waterloo. They were enroute to a base at Goldsboro, N. C. [ALGONAl ENDS WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4th SEAN CONNERY IS JAMES BOND JAN FLEMING'S ,, w iti ...and"TWICE"is the only way to live! MM BROCOEJARRYSALIZMAN PflNAVISION'TECHNICOLOR'••-• Admission: Adults - $1.25 - Children - 50c- 2 Shows Each Evening 1 STARTS THURSDAY OCTOBER 5th STARTS SUNDAY OCTOBER 8th I ELDORADO 11 COMING OCTOBER 12th i"THE DIRTY DOZEN" PLAY - WIN - PlAY - WIN IIPER PRO WIN ONE - 1000 1968 MUSTANGS OVER A MILLION DOLLARS IN CASH PRIZES... 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