The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 5, 1967 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 5, 1967
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2-Alfl<ma (la.) Upper D«» Molnet Thursday, Oct. 5, 1967 September 21 - I am disgruntled and to put it plainly, MAD and I have good reason. Yesterday a group of us were going to eat dinner together but the weather was so uncertain I didn't dare risk getting out in a wheel chair. So I took off the good frock I had put on — donned a housecoat and slept till about four thirty. Today is beautiful but it is W.S.C.S. day and some of my friends never miss that. I'll go to the lunches if and when the new Methodist center is completed. Plans call for the dining room and kitchen to be at ground level, and though mother and I have many times gone to the luncheons and went to the basement, we gave them up eventually. It was too much of a chore getting assistance, though Tony Didriksen and Orville Duncan were most helpful many times when they went back to work at one. We had a standing date with them - and Hugh Post helped us up and out many times. I wrote some time ago about a wheel chair having been invented that climbs stairs. 1 should look into it, but they are made in Sweden and probably cost a fortune. I'd like to see how one is operated. - o - Mayor Bill Finn recently had a letter from W. H. Forsyth, Atlanta, Ga., in which a book had been printed by the The Upper Des Moines Republican steam press in August, 1892 - telling about his grandfather's life in Libbey prison of Civil War days. The grandfather had mentioned "books" and this Mr. Forsythe wondered if his grandfather had written other books, if so, what. Bill passed the letters and photo- stats of the book's coyer and a letter. Well, 1 tried to be helpful and ransacked Ben Reid's Kossuth county history - two volumes - but found nothing except a history of the newspapers. It made interesting reading and I was particularly interested in reading of many of my kinfolk. - o - The history of newspapers began with the Bee, issued Dec. 27, 1857, and lasting till Marcli 8, 1859. It was sort of a woman's paper, read at club meetings and relating to local doings. In August, 1860, Ambrose and Asa Call started the Kossutli County Press. April 13, 1861, Ambrose Call took it over and called it the Algona Pioneer Press. Then in November, 1886, J. H. Warren, a Mr. Hudson and Harvey Ingham, who later went to Des Moines and joined the Register staff, took over, and Ingham, becoming owner in Nov. 1882, was joined by the other mentioned in Nov., 1886. - o - The Algona Times, owned by Bryan Castle lasted but a short time and sold out. The paper Come out on top of your feedlot operation Use a tested, proven feed program that takes the guesswork out of feedlot operations. Good records prove CO-OP Beef Feeding Programs In black and white. Increased profits prove them In long green. Recently we put additional cobalt and zine In CO-OP Beef Feeds. Our Research and Development Farm found that adding these trace minerals Improved digestion and feed efficiency. Improved feed efficiency means more weight gain per pound of CO-OP Feed and less time spent In the feedlot. You spend less on feed. Brings the cost of the CO-OP Beef Feeding Programs way down. And boosts your profits up. ^^v"** 8 ^ Come out on top. Call your CO-OP Feed man. \CQQr BEEF FEEDING PROGRAMS BOOK YOUR CATTLE FEED NOW Stop in and see about our 10 month Guaranteed Price on all CO-OP Cattle Supplements, Dairy Concentrates and Minerals. Ask about our Beef Self Starter for starting those new feeders. Whittemore Co-op Elevator HOBARTON BRANCH) CO-OP and Golden Sun Feeds was then the Algona Republican and Upper Des Moines. The Times, bought by A. M. Horton, J. B. Jones and Milton Starr was issued March 13, 1872. Feb. 22, 1881, the name was changed to Algona Republican. Messrs Starr, Hallock and Gardner Cowles took over August, 1883. Hallock assumed ownership in October, 1886, L. H. Mayne, Jan. 9, 1893, Starr was owner in Feb. 1894 and Jan 1, 1899, J. W Haggard bought a half interest. Mr. Shearer bought Starr's interest May 20, 1908. Shipler and Gould started the Kossuth County Patriot but it folded up in a short time. Sid Backus bought the Starr share Oct. 1, 1912. Final possession of the paper was made in 1933 by Russ Waller who still owns it and has retained the name, Algona Upper Des Moines. - o - It was interesting to learn of the different moves made by the paper and I was astounded to learn that at one time the equipment was in my great- grandfather John Heckart'shome which stood where Mrs. Florence Bjustrom lives on Call street. Also among the "firsts" were this same John Heckart who came here in 1856 and was the first cabinet maker. James Henderson, also my great-grandfather, who came in 1857, made the first bricks used in the old Halverson house on South Minnesota street and also, assisted by Orange Minkler, built the first bridge west of Algona in 1861. - o The first martial music, provided at the first July 4th celebration, was a flfer, aged father of J. E. Stacy, always referred to as Father Taylor, who was visiting here from New York, and drummer, a Mr. Weaton of Humboldt. The celebration was held in 1865 on the site where Dick Palmer built a home and just south of the former Dr. Tribon home, then non-existent A stone marker is now on the site where my great-uncle Asa Call and his wife, Sarah Heckart Call, built their cabin and where my grandmother Margaret Heckart lived with them before the rest of the Heckarts came from Elkhart, Ind. The family, coming via covered wagon, consisted of John and his wife, his wife's brother, Mike Fisher, and the children Elmira, Emmaline, Cal and Alfred. This is not meant to be my history, but I do want to add that my grandfather, Thomas Henderson, at one time carried mail vai stagecoach from Blue Earth to Dakota City. His father, James Henderson, built the old grade school where the present high school is located. Grandpa Henderson's business was house- moving and bridge building. He was retired when I knew him. He died when I was about 12. - o - I have always been sorry I didn't learn more about his family. His mother's last name was McCracken and the Hendersons came from New York. To her and her husband James were born three sons, John, who was killed in the Civil War, Robert who farmed southwest of town, and Thomas, my grandfather, who was only two years old when his mother died. Great-grandpa then married Electa Brooks, a relative of Dot Carlon Smith's stepmother. So Dot and I are "kissin 1 cousins" I guess. - o - I had often wondered when my father became street commissioner. A list of city officials from mayor, councilmen, etc. listed him in 1909 and he continued in this position until his illness in 1920. - o - For top performance CO-OP fMoline, fuel oil, oil* «md lubricant* Telephone 295 •• 5614 it will take a little time to adjust to small town living. She isn't too far from Ft. Dodge, however, and she has relatives who will take her there if she had difficulty finding what she wants In a small town. Having grown up In Rolfe, the adjustment won't be too hard I am sure and she's a level-headed, sensible woman of modest tastes. - o - More interesting news with a Lawrence Welk background. Mr. and Mrs. Hal Snyder, former Algonans, live next door to Norma Zimmer's mother. Norma is the "champagne lady" you know on the Welk program, and the Snyder children have met her and her sons and went to a lake with them. They vote her a charming and beautiful lady. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hudson live in an apartment in the old Chris house on top of the hill on Thorington street. It has been dubbed the "The Munster House" because of its size and setting, and when Robert Hardy was here from Minot, S. D., having been best man for Larry and also a classmate, he wanted to contact him. Apparently Larry didn't have any idea "The Munster House" would not be known to out-of-towners, and when Robert didn't have any luck getting Larry via phone, he asked and was told he lived in the Munster house. Of course that didn't appear in the directory, so Robert had to resort to calling Larry's parents to locate him. Which leads me to remark I am very glad "The Munsters" is off TV. I watched it about ten minutes one evening. That was enough - MORE than enough to lead me to any desire to see an entire program. - o The J. J. Athertons will probably be on the highways a lot this fall. Their son Brian Is a student at Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, and Is playing fullback on the football team. They will want to see him play, naturally. - o - ' We have some tobacco and snoose (spelling ?)users here and they aren't very clean about iL Why doesn't someone come up with a tobacco-flavored gum which would save aides much cleaning and keep the men's faces from having icky, drooling mouths ? - o - I had an item about a Mr. and Mrs. Connie Ace being married on the "Queen" at the lakes Spirit or Okoboji. It doesn't matter. What IS important is that the bride is a granddaughter of Bertha Shore Jewett of Des Moines, whose mother was a daughter of the Ambrose Calls. I can remember when Bertha Cowles Quarton was in my Sunday School class and brought her cousin, Bertha Shore, with her. She was an attractive little girl not too much younger than Bertha and me. - o- I wish George Washington or someone would bring their Little hatchets and chop down all the growths that surround the old soft water pond. It was so pretty until all that greenery took over. - o - The modern woman wears just as many clothes as her grandmother did, but not all at once. Tractor Fires A tractor owned by Harlan Haas, who farms south of Algona, was destroyed by fire at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday. The following day, about 5p.m., a cater* pillar owned by John Fulkenson, Madrid, backfired and caught fire at the Melvln Alt farm north of Algona. Extensive damage resulted to the machine. Algona firemen were called to both fires. SQUASH George Hall of La Porte City grew two prize banana squash tjiis year; one weighed 40 Ibs., and was 42 inches long; the other weighed 38 Ibs. and was M inches long. JOIN DIAMOND'S PARADE OF VALUES: Saturday Specials Only Long Sleeve SWEAT SHIRTS Reg. $1.99, all sizes and colors. $1.00 EA (limit 2) Men's & Boys' No Iron All Shades, All Colors DICKIES SLACKS Values to $6.95 Having known Lt. Earl Wallick when a girl about 10, I was interested in learning when he was drowned. It was July 21, 1903 and I remember so well meeting Florence Patterson on the Owens corner west of the Congregational church and she told me about it. He worked for her father in the furniture store. It was he who had the patience to take Florence and I fishing at the old soft water pond one afternoon. Baiting our hooks, taking off the fish - and how proud I was of the half dozen or so bullheads I took home. Harry Lecky was with him on the river but was more fortunate and got to shore. - o - This is quite a dose of history and I hope I haven't bored you. To me the two volumes by Mr. Reed are intensely interesting. - o - A letter from my cousin Vionie Goddard says she is now nicely located at Pocahontas but the workmen are doing a few minor things. She says it will take a little time to adjust, and I can well believe that. After over 20 years of living in Detroit, then a good many in Wichita, AMERICAN LEGION BARBECUE STEAK FRY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 SERVING FROM 5:30 TO 12 P.M. MENU Club Rib Eye Baked Potatoes S a |ad Home made bread Coffee $2.00 Veterans Memorial Building Algona '° w » • •••III •••• Introducing all that's new in home entertainment for 1968 ATTEND OUR GALA PREMIER SHOWING ALL DAY & EVENING. .. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 FREE COOKIES & COFFEE THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN TELEVISION TRY A KEY IN OUR MAGIC CHEST YOU MIGHT FIND A FREE RADIO INSIDE! Compact RCA Victor consolette fits where other sets won't. Brings you a big rectangular picture. Features 20,000-volt (design average) chassis with long-life transistors in key circuits. 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