The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 16, 1961 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 16, 1961
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N A TERRIFIC ONE WEEK ONLY Beginmng Tomorrow! Here's an opportunity you won't want to miss . . not when you see the wonderful suites we're of] fering on this sensational Trade-In Sale! You get the last possible value out of your old suite while you're refurnishing your home! And we have available during this sale 1 , the brand new styles just shown at the recent Furniture Market! Hurry in today 1 ( EXAMPLE - Reg. $199.95 3-pc. Living Room SUITE Less Full $50 Trade-in Allowance, YOU PAY ONLY Reg. $269.50 3-pc. Modern Sec- ional SUITE Less Full $50 Trade-in Allowance, YOU PAY ONLY Reg. $169.50 Hide-A-Bed Sectional. Less Full $50 Trade-In Allowance, YOU PAY ONLY Exceptional selections — luxurious and long-wearing covers, many styles and a wide price range. Make your selections this week. LUXURIOUS INNERSPRING MATTRESSES Regularly priced at $39.50, this sensational mattress is yours for .... $29.50 This mattress "UsUillly'sells for $59.50 but yours with trade-in at ... ALL STYLES AND TYPES OF DINETTES Reg. $54.50 5-pc. CHROME DINETTE Less Full $25 Trade-in Allowance, VOU PAY ONLY ... §28.50 5 7-pc. DINETTE llowance, YOU $94.50 Reg. $119.95 7-pc. DINETTE. Less $25 Trade-In Allowance, YOU PAY ONLY LOOK WHAT YOU SAVE! REG. $139.50 3-PC. MODERN BEDROOM SUITE. Leas Full $50 Trade-in Allowance, YOU PAY~ONLY REG. $169.50 3-PC. BEDROOM SUITE. Less Full $50 Trade-in $ Allowance, YOU PAY ONLY .50 11950 SAVE'50.00 on all Dining Room Suites REG. $269.88 DINING ROOM SUITE, with Drop leaf table, 6 chairs and China in fruitwood. $0111 QO _ 4I9.0O Less Full $50 Trade-In Allowance REG. $289 DINING ROOM SUITE with drop leaf Table, 4 chairs and china in. Limed Oak. * Less Full $50 Trade-In Allowance 239 BJUSTROM FURNITURE • EASY TERMS • FREE DELIVERY • SINCE 1925 THREE FLOORS Algonans Meet, Eat And Gambole At Calif. Fiesta Huntington Beach Park Scene Of Feb. 5 Event By BUDDY MASON HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif (Special) — Despite Noah Websl •r and his antiquated Almanac o Assorted Answers, the unnua Algona Picnic crowded itself into lie Lake Park Clubhouse at Uintington Reach, Calf, on Stm- liiy February 5lh. This should disprove .for all ime the authenticity of Noah's onlentidn that a picnic is, and ve quote: "A short excursion in- o the country by a pleasure par- y CARRYING their own provi- ions." Reading his definition of picnic, becomes as evident as the nose of Sitting Bull's profile that this Webster.lad had completely bypassed the State of Iowa in his wanderings! He had never learned that when two or more lowans get together anywhere in the world' and arrange a later date to MEET-AND-EAT, they're tossing the ingredients of a bang-up picnic into a iargc, economy-size mix-master. When word about the impromptu basket-banquet gets around, station-wagons, coupes, sedans and trucks bearing Iowa license plate appear from now- where and start disgorging goodies. Now, take this Algona Picnic, for example. When Ed and Genivieve Genrich were' through whipping up yesterday's affair it was a sort of combination Old Home Week, a Three Ring Circus, the County Fair, an Algona Reunion, a fast moving vaudeville show and a pagacnt all rolled into one. Aided and abetted by the Frost 'amily and the Will Drayton clan ,hc guests were supplied with fresh, hot coffee and true Algona welcomes. After eating in the comfortable clubrooms, the Al- gonans moved out ontq the Park grass for the entertainment period. And what a treat they were to get. . Patty Jo Allen, the Algona born miss who won the National Junior Chumpionship us th^e na- "liorils Number ONE Baton Twirler led "The Downey Debs," (70 costumed baton artists) in a prancing, baton swinging, series of intricate formation drills to the music of the celebrated "Downey Boy's Band." Patty Jo 'is the daughter of Jerry and Ruth Allen, formerly of Algona. Jerry and his dad owned Al- fiona's Allen Motors. Then came Denny and Kenny Let nor with trap drums and electric guitar followed by Marilyn Caldwell in Hawaiian Hula dance numbers. Next to appear were 4 baton tossers in a fast Strut and Twirling Contest. Janey Brow sang popular numbers and Lo Ann Grassman did a neat la routine and Bob Green onto .ained with his electric field gu tai'. Three cute youngsters the performed a Pom-Pom dam which led up to the Grand Fin; le with a Color-Guard, Boy Band and the 70 Majorettes mai chinijt past the Alponans in re view led by Patty Jo Allen. After the show old friends anc neighbors sought each other ou to visit. Ernie Taylor, a regulai at all Iowa Picnics was there Ernie has only missed 4 gatherings since February of 1923. Gail and Anita Haase, two of the original founders of the Algona Picnic sent best regards to all through the Will Draytons who in-ived from Algona in plenty of time for the meeting. Will has made this California trek every 'ear since 1049. Art and Charlotte Sorenson ivero guesls. They owned a gro- •ery store in Hobarton, Iowa and eft in 1023. Art i.s presently con- lected with Community Chevro- et in Bin-bank. Calif. His son, Al s with the same concern. Howard and Dorylne Genrich ttended. They still reside in Mnt> Reach where Mr G. is eachim; science classes. They irouRht their 3 boys. Jeny Gronwall, Algona Picnic Official Photographer, was busy al;ing black, nncl white shots for THE AI.GONA - UPPER DES MOINKS. F. D Mathes. who owned the states Cafe in Alponn is now liv- nj? in Pasadena. lie asked us to ^onvcv his best regards to Editor Russ Waller. We were introduced to Clarence E. and Leona (Richardson) Voods. Leona is the daup.hter of Viley Richardson. Mr Woods was i mechanic foi Howard Hoenk 'rom '37 to '39. Ho is now with "Irossmont Union High School in >ossmont. Calif. Has been with hem for 7 years. He snends his nare time doon-sea-fishinff off Snsonada and no and down the "'acific Coastline An amateur 'hotoeraoher of some note. Mi- Woods recently shot the White Whale migration off La Jolla. ?here were about fifty whales ranging in length from 35 to 75 feet. Clarence has about 2,000 photo slides of sports fishing and scenic shots taken from the Canadian borders to Mexican waters. He invites any visiting Algonans to look him up if they like fishing de-luxe. Ho can be reached at Grossmonl High. Ronnie Richter and his wife Rachel now live at Ilermosa Reach. Mrs'Richi'er is the former Rachel Jenkins Kennie is retired, His son, Robert Richler lives on the Fred Vogel farm. Another son Arthur is in the Air Force Reserve and presently stationed in Virginia. He recently wrote his dad, "There's a lot of snow here. Anyway, if it isn't snow, they sure have a lot of pigeons!" Hennie Richler is also the dad of Elwood Richler of Inglcwood, Calif. Elwood works for Douglas Aircraft. Mr Richter wants us to ask Russ Waller if he remembers Bemidji, Minn. Mrs Richter is presently managing a 16 unit Apartment liouse n Inglewoocl. John Dunn and wife, Dorothy Gregory) Dunn now reside at 310 Springfield SI., in Claremonl, L in Algona from 1948 lo 1950 ind was associated with R & C Motors. He's now employed at he 'Clarement Post Office. Leonard and Florence Frost had their cute son, Jeffry in tow. (2 Mr yrs.) The attractive Miss Linda Frost' was also in their parly. Hal Snyder attended with his wife Jackie. She's the former Jackie Miller, daughter of Earl B. Miller. In Algona, Hal drove semi for Ray Alderson. He's now a cabinet maker. V. T. Vincent and wife, Theresa, have been out on the Coast for a long time. Back in Algona, •he was a partner of Emory Seward in the Real Eslato and Insurance business. Although semi- retired he's still engaged in Real Estate. At the moment, V. T.'s brother-in-law, L. II. Peril, of 'Whittemore, is paying him a ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1961 .. . .. . .. We mel Bill and Cecelia .Johannsen. Bill is now an insurance man in Anaheim. He in formed us that H. C. Johannsen, of Algona is now visiting him. Clair and Kay Snyder brought their four husky sons. Clair works for Rohr Aircraft- al Riverside and as a barber on the side. And, just to keep in the habit of always saying the trite thing al the rir.'ht lime. "A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!" (In spile of Noah Webster!) The roster of picnic guosls as shown by the registration book, and llieir present-day addresses, was UF follows (excluding chi dren's names): LONG BEACH — Mr and Mi- Edward Genrich, Mr and Mi- Howard O. Genrich, Mr and Ml man in Anaheim. He i.'ifor Kenneth Stepht-nson, Mr and slrom, Phyllis (Gade) Alford, M Black, Mrs Virginia Allen. FULLERTON — • Mr and Mrs Roy Crawford, Mr and Mrs James Crawford, Mr and Mrs Gerry Gronwall, Mr and Mrs Dutch Swanson. IMPERIAL BEACH — Mr and Mrs Don and Marie Johnson. EL CAJON — Mr and Mrs Ro- jert L. Brown, Mr and Mrs Vaughn II. Brown. SAN DIEGO — David B. Jolm- on, Mr and Mrs Walter A. Rieh- irdson, Mr and Mrs Charles P. lolmes, Mr and Mrs Tom H. Hoi- Patty Jo Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Allen, former Algonans, is pictured above leading the "Downy Dobs marching unit which performed at the Algona picnic desci bed in Iho adjacent article. Since this picture was F&i Y r er ,7 S- in ^n L f ° rmer A1 9° nan "0^ living in Fullorlon, Calif. Miss Allen appeared with the Debs on a national TV network which was viewed by a number of local persons. She holds the title of "National Junior Baton Champion." Talking over old times are Dutch Swanson, left, former A & P. manager in Algona, a Mr. Stophenson in center whose father wcs once in business in Algona in the firm "Miner & Stephcnson", and at the right, Kenny Samp ec Mr and Mrs Harry ll'S. HEMET IcVay. WH1TTIER — Mr and Mrs JlL-nn Crilly, John Engslrom, on-}; Engstrom, Jo Ann Entf- CHINO — Mr and Mrs Harold id Mrs Vi-rlo T. Vincent. , ARLINGTON — Mr and Mrs | Al K. Richardson, James S. Sprout. LOS ANGELES — Ernest E. Taylor, Barbara Si.-hobot-, Phyllis Kuchc-nn-uther, M a r j u ri c- Mit- c-hrll. HFRMOSA BEACH — Mr and Mrs R. O. Richter. LA MESA — Mr and Mrs Clarinet? E. Woods. ALGONA, IA. — Mr and Mrs Will Draytn, Mr and Mrs Andrew Gollner, Mrs Hazel Lusby, Mr and Mrs Henry Johannsen. Mr and Mrs Cleo Black, Wade Black. Mrs Vreinia Allen. GLENDALE — Mr and Mrs Leo Palmer. Mr and Mrs Glen MfMurray. T E. Stull, Mr and Mrs William Heller, Mr and Mrs Arthur L. Peterson, Marius Pe- tei'sen. R. O. Jasnorson. ONTARIO — Mr and Mrs R L Maxwell. PACOIMA — Mr and Mrs Art Sorensen. NO. HOLLYWOOD — Mr and Mrs Hnrvey Reid. HUNTINGTON BEACH — Mr and Mrs Leonard Frost. SANTA ANA — Mr and Mrs David C. Ward, Mr and Mrs Robert Fandel, Mrs L. A, McCowen, At InfJ, above, is Ed Genrich, chairman of the Algona picnic, and Bill Drayton, one of the originators of the picnic. The background is genuine California palm stuff! Mrs Gary Ducheny. RIVEKSIDK — Mr and Mrs Clare Snyder. FENTON, IA. — Mr and Mrs Bert, lierkeland. LA PUENTA — Mr and Mrs Keith Will;;. CLAREMONT — Mr and Mrs John Dunn, Mr ami Mrs Wayne Riddle. CORONA DEI., MAR -- Markie Dal'/eil. PASADENA --- Myrtle E. Denton, Frank D. Malhes. NEBRASKA CITY - Mr and Mrs Paul McMiieller. DOWNEY — Jack Killinf,s\vor- Ih. Mr and Mrs G. D. Allen LOMI'OC — Capt. and Mrs Willarcl L. Mitchell. GARDENA - Mr and Mr; Paul Fisher. ANAHEIM — Mr and Mrs Bill Johannsen. Mr /and Mrs Jim Kennedy, Mr and Mrs Hal Synder. LOS ALAMITOS — Patricia Pollard Bahkeii, Sera Lyn Bakken. POMONA — Mr and Mrs Jerry Abernathy. WHITTEMORE. IA. -- Mr ami Mrs L. H. Peril. WEST COVINA — Mr and Mrs Dean S.jouren. GARDEN GROVE — Robert and Rernice (Harrington) Fuller SANTA MONICA --- Mr and Mrs A. R. Willrett, Mr and Mrs Kenneth Samp. 1NGLEWOOD — Mr and Mr-; E. E. Richler. CHNO — Mr find Mrs Harold Borkeland. SUN VALLEY — Mrs Pat Neary. 11UNT1NGTON PARK — Mr and Mrs William J. Elbert and Billy. Editor's Note: Let it never be said thai all e\-AU;onans in California have a tendency to all live in Hie .same spot.) Photo Display A display of 41! prize-winning photo-,, snapped by high school photographers annind liie United .Stales, v.-ill be displayed at Al- yona hinh si-houl Feb. 13-17, ac- cordiny to Principal Elgin Allen. The. I'.:)Slmati Kodak Co. is spon- unn)4 tli:> showing and will also have with the display several ther outstanding photo.m'aphs. Tiophy cases, located alon,^ the iiiain corridor downstairs, will be used for the display. Parents Of Son Irvington — Lt. and Mrs. John Dole of Lawton, Okla.. are the P'nud parents of a son, born Feb. •ilh. The grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dole, leave Thursday to spend the weekend with them an 1 10 he sponsors at the baptism on Sunday. "Matthew John" is the 1 name selected. Injured In Fall Whittemore — Mrs George Wichtendahl fell down a stair- v. ay at her home Monday at'ler- lu-on and sulfered a broken collarbone and three cracked ribs. She was taken to St. Ann hospital, Algona, for treatment. Mrs Wichtendahl and her husband returned recently from a visit with two daughters in California.

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