The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 25, 1968 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 25, 1968
Page 12
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jiome* ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa 1505111, Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879 Thursday, Jan. 25, 1968 Honor Bancroft Pair Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tigges of Bancroft will be feted at an open house in observance of their 40th wedding anniversary. It will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, in St. John's Catholic Church hall. The event is being sponsored by their five children. All friends and relatives are invited. No other invitations are being sent and they request no gifts. Evelyn The William Vigars family and daughter Margaret were so well- known here as well as Margaret's remarkable husband, Harold Wilke, I am sure this letter, which I am quoting in part, passed on to me by Elvira Monlux, will be of interest. It will be remembered that Mr. Wilke was born without arms and it is a marvel to everyone how he has managed to do everything for himself. His life has been devoted to visiting hospitals and institutions for the handicapped and teaching them how to manage doing for themselves. Margaret writes that with the three boys, Mark, '15, John, 13, and David, 10, they have been in Europe since early August where Mr. Wilke's board and a foundation grant made possible projects covering Scandanavia, England, Scotland, Ireland and especially Germany. They have been living in the British zone of Germany and the boys attend Kings School (British). - o - Bill teaches and continues studies on his Ph D in nuclear physics. Christopher, now 20, teaches in a boarding school on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in TTanzania, Africa. The children are of German Nationalists, mostly missionaries, some diplomats, so he teaches in German. - o Mr. Wilke's project is in rehabilitation for the physcially handicapped and mentally ill, especially with reference to church responsibility, and has also included inter-church relationships for the denominations. This covers a wide field of activities, lectures, TV and radio interviews, interviews with men of prominence and visits to rehabilitation centers. Their plans were to be back in the United States by Dec. 31. Their address is White Plains, N. Y. - o Elvira also enclosed some clippings by Elmer Peterson, an Algonan, son of the Sven Petersons, who owned the Dickinson farm north of the August Slagle farm before the Dickinsons bought it. Elmer writes for an Oklahoma paper and sends iiis clippings to Elvira who chose a few she knew I'd enjoy. One was a detailed account carried in an Algona paper and told about the plans to get Edward Kaib, who made the Nativity scene during his imprisonment here during World War H, to visit. - o Myrtle Rutledge brought me a book of poetry written by Esther Peterson, sister of Elmer, of whom I wrote in a previous mi paragraph. It was published in 1916. Her home was at Lindsborg, Kans. August and Millie Slagle know Elmer well and had a recent letter from him telling of the death of his wife in December. A son lives at St. Paul, Minn. Mrs. Rutledge received this book of poetry from a friend and it is to be given to the Historical Society. The giver of the book wants information on Esther, deceased, andtheSlagles will be here this week and I can then give Mrs. Rutledge the data to pass on to her friend. - o - Another clipping was about Gladys McClellan who died at the age of 19. I didn't know her too well as she was considerably older than I, but I do recall her long illness from what was then called consumption and was caused by a fall in their yard in which she suffered a chest injury. Others in the family were Clint, Glen, Winifred and Ruth. Ruth was a very dear friend and playmate and married Glenn Raney. Both are deceased. I still miss them' and was glad to have a letter from their daughter, Meredith, Mrs. Bob Holzhammer, of Iowa City, at Christmas. Years ago embalming was not used and friends and neighbors "laid out" the dead. I recall how saddened all the neighbors were at the death of one so young, and I remember that years later my mother and friends of Mrs. McClelland performed the sad rites for her. Not only did relatives and friends assist in burials, but they helped in child birth. What a long way we have come. Well, I'm all for progress along these lines! - o - Old time foods - I'd like a big serving of my mother's or Lucille Grose's grandmother's fritters drowned in Log Cabin maple syrup 1 My cousin, Gerald Cady, loved them, too, as did a friend J.F.N. Lucille and I learned to make them, too. Do you ever serve them to G.R., Lucille ? - o - Every now and then, Julia Cady gets letters from persons asking about a Cady relationship. So far there has never been any connection whatsoever and Julia always turns the letters over to me as I have the geneology. The latest came from Mrs. Hazel Black, Chicago. I doubt very much that Mrs. Black is on our tree. - o - The Leroy Crapsers were made very happy Dec. 24 when they had a phone call from Anchorage, Alaska from their son, Lt. Col. Charles Crapser. It was to wish them a happy 48th wedding anniversary. He said it was very pleasant there, the temperature being much higher than ours. - o - I'd like to trim down my waist line but I certainly don't want a 13-inch one. The woman pictured recently in the daily looked like a freak - great bulging hips and upper anatomy - ugh I - o - A card from Mrs. Henry Furst, who with her husband, is vacationing in California, and sent from Long Beach, said, "We are in the same motel and same room we had the last time we were here. Weather is beautiful, warm and sunny. Had a picnic on the beach yesterday and going to do it again tomorrow. Saw the Rose Parade and thrilled again over it. The double roads through Cajon Pass were pictured and I liked the view of my beloved mountains. Thanks for remembering me. - o - The wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Charles was Jan. 10. I recall it is also the birthday of my good friend, Ethel Lowe (Shortie) Parrott, long deceased. And the 12th is the birthday of another good friend, Lucille Grose Anderzen. She can always remember her 16th birthday as having been very pleasant as she and her mother spent the winter at Miami, Fla. I think she is well situated for her anniversary this year, and for some years past, as she has made her home in California quite a number of years. Margaret Hofmaster, nee Bushnell, observed her birthday Jan. 3 and had as guests Millie Slagle, Leota Geigel, Cydney Laird and Meta Gunder. I was invited and would liked to have gone, but the weather wasn't "fittin' ". I'm a fussy "pussy cat" of a "cream puff" and I marvel at the years I faced cold blasts enroute to good old high school. Gives me chills to think of it ! - o What a mouthful of truth! "Among the hippies, cleanliness is next to oddliness." Commissioned As Marine Officer QUANTICO, VA. - Marine Private First Class William P. Higgins, son of Mrs. Dorothy F. Higgins of 1303 E. McGregor, Algona, was commissioned an officer in the United States Marine Corps after completing the Officer's Candidate Course, at Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, Va. Candidates for the course are drawn from colleges and universities throughout the nation and from the enlisted ranks of the corps. The ten-week course concentrates on individual responsibility as a leader and on tactical control and employment of small combat units. New Assignment WEST BEND - Mary Elinor Van Horn, who recently returned from Nairobi, Africa on a government assignment, has gone to Tokyo, Japan, her next assignment. She will be employed in the American Embassy in Tokyo for the next two years. Miss Van Horn has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Mabel Van Horn, and other relatives here. ACTION For some of the sophomore boys who went out for football this year and also basketball, they finally found out what it felt like to lose. Last week's loss to Clear Lake ruined a perfect basketball and an undefeated football season. This was the first loss in 12 games. The record is now 11-0-1. We'll break it next year you guysl I - o - Pep Club members who signed up to go to Eagle Grove last Friday were really treated to a good ball game. More should go. ... a few more girls can always help the ones who were chanting, "Take it away! Take it away 1" - o - Not very much went on last week at the "warehouse" other than some semester test finals. Gee WhizI Even the coach let the sophs take a day off to study. But back at it on Saturday morning. . . .Oh yes, Hey coach, Rande Rogert was really mad cuz he couldn't watch cartoons I - o - The AHS student council is now $14.01 in the red. We guess no clubs that helped sponsor the Sno- Ball paid their $9.50 to the council. . . .maybe Tim Black miscalculated on the money figuring, but Tim isn't that kind of guy I - o - In case anyone would like to experience or witness a student council meeting, they are held every Wednesday morning. No charge at the door. - o - Well here we are in school for just one more semester left. Then freedom. Maybe the warden can be nice and put air conditioning in during the spring -months. They're terribly hot, you know] - o - Even a mosquito gets a pat on the back when he's working. FOXES George Good, Nevada, trapped 78 foxes in 1967. After having the pelts identified, he can then sell the pelts on the fur market. - o - Another hospital patient reported: Bill Carlson, senior at AHS. This makes a total of four, a freshman, two'69'ers, and a senior. Hey I Those sophs are really the toughest aren't they? - o - The Bulldog grapplers lost a heart breaker last Wednesday to Eagle Grove by only two little points. Just wait till next year! Killer Miller, King Claude, Grizzly Gade, Fatty Fitz, Pretty Pete, and the gang will be waiting for 'em! GET ACQUAINTED WITH EUROPE 21-Day All Inclusive Tour $695.00 Leave New York, July 9, 1968 For High School and Young Adults of the NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY For free information, write the Tour Director: MRS. TONI JOHANSEN 671 3rd Place, S. E. Mason City, Iowa . (7 &9) f I Three Days left - Thursday, Friday, Saturday The Chrischilles Store ALGONA, IOWA Dodge It's White Hat Special time again. That means the Dodge Boys are offering amazing deals on the feverish '08 Dodge Coronet, 2-door hardtop or 4-door sedan. First, they put a lot of thoughtful extras into Coronet... features you'd normally want, but can't always afford. 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