The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 30, 1961 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 30, 1961
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fl-Algona (la.) Upper Des Mblnes Thursday, March 90, 1961 thcr Nicki recently took him to ...-^ .,,..,{,.„. «JZ .~^* J —.—^ " — .— St. Anthony to visit their father I and grandparents. Homer, the father, brought them back in his car and spent the weekend here. Nicki has been at an artrly base in Jacksonville, Fla., and following the 30 day leave, has gone to Memphis, Tehn., where he has entered a Trade school of advanced education. Homer is employed with a construction company. A card postmarked March 12 and picture of the Barbizon- Plaza hotel, Mew York City, from 3herm and Edtelle Little says "Eslelle and I along with our daughter Lorraine have been in N. Y. fpi;.the past week, the gals doing the city shows and I have been busy attending 'another dairy supplies convention. We had three days in Washington, D. C. It has been Very cold in New York." Sherm will be well remembered as he is an ex-Al- gonan now living at San Rafael, Calif. * » * . Mr and Mis Lawrence Hutzell think California is a wonderful place but Consider the freeways with their endless cars a blot on the face of an otherwise almost perfect place. That is the cry ol everyone who goes there — too crowded, and Algona looked very good to the Hutzells when they returned recently from a two week visit at May wood with • their son-in-law . and daughter, Mr and Mrs Leroy Johnson and little Marilee. ... * * . » Myrna Orion and son Webb •Were recently in Mason City 'Visiting with Myrna's' son-in-law and daughter. Wilson and Buli Abernathy. There is & smart little dog named Cocoa but I won't tell,you lo whom' he belongs. Suffice to say he is a very smart canine, •sings when the piano is played, and had the good judgment to use his food pan for an urgent call of nature. If you can beat that for a dog "tale", I'm ready to listen. Why not show him the door to the men's room. I'll bet he'd know his way 'round. » * * Little six year old Ruihie. daughter of Mr and Mrs Dan Fisher, spied her first robin of the season the other day and cried, "Oh mama, there's a bird back from California!" She is probably very interested, too, in the return from California of her grandparents, Mr and Mrs Will Dray ton from Englewood. * » * How lucky school kids are now days. They can watch a T.V. play and get their assignments. In my day ,we had to read the book. I'll never forget how I waded through Ivanhoe, which I didn't enjoy in the least. • » * Timiriy Clark was thrilled with his first bus ride when his bro- A card from Nettie Haag who is visiting with her son-in-law und daughter in St. Petersburg, Fla., says "It's wonderful to be here in this warm Weather. I am sitting here with the doors ano windows open. Sure doesn't seem like the month of March." The picture was of "Webb's City Most Unusual Drug Store" described as "a sprawling city within itself. Over 67 stores employing 1500 persons. Covers 7 city blocks, has 9 parking lots. A corporation doing over $25,000,000 headed by J. E. "Doc" Webb." « * * Cap!. ' Charles Crapser has written his parents Mr and Mrs Leroy Crapser that he will not be back in the states from Okinawa till August. His alloted time was up in April, but since he couldn't get into the guided missile training school at Fort Sill, Okla. till September, he decided he might as well stay at Okinawa till August which will give him little time to visit with his family before leaving for .school. Algondn's Son Weds Kent Hoover, son of Mr, and Mrs. Ted Hoover, Algona, and his bride, the former Donna Grace Long, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Long, Ebensburg, R. D., are shown in the above photo as they enjoyed wedding>cake at their reception. They were married Feb. 4 in Holy Name Catholic church. Mr. Hoover is at present stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va. as a corporal in the army and Mrs. Hoover is employed in the Navy Department at Washington, D. C. Roger Hoover, brother of the bridegroom, served as best man and Richard Rain, also of Algona, was an usher. (UDM Engraving) Speaking of school. Here's a cute story. The little girl had all A's on her report card but was in tears because "Sex F" appeared on it. "I didn't even know we were studying it," she sobbed. ihal station ,.lhe band played "Beautiful Lady" and it took me back over the years wjiett Ethel (Shortie) Lowe, Theo He'rbst, Harry Weidman" and many others corigregated at the Mesing music store. It was quite a rendezvous and what fun if. was having access to all the new music. Mr Mesing always said we were gobd'advertising. ,« *. « More signs of spring. Lois Galdw'ell says crocus, are abloom oh the' southwest side of-her house, peeping out from the'snow courageously. Lois thinks, it has been a long winter but 'it has been more bearable • having her Hammond organ. She .promises to perform for me when I can get down that way. I am looking forward to it. * * * March 17-The luck 'of the Irishl I saw my first robin .this morning just outside my window in the pine tree. A lusty little fellow, very red of breast and I think he had just helped himself to some of. the crumbs I had thrown out for my'other board T ers. • » . * • I was tuned to Mankaio TV Thursday evening and heard Don Prew, Algona, mentioned' as a winner of something. I didn't catch what, so I called Mrs Prew. It was ah antenna he won in a drawing and it has already been sent to him. The booklet on "How to Get' Better Reception" was delayed but no doubt has been recejved by this time. * * * A picture of Ihe Algona ban.d was given me a few/ days ago taken in the Methodist church Where the program had been given. 1 figure it was taken in about 1020 and I could 'easily recognize Harry Spongberg, Glen Raney, Chuck Nicoulin, Ray Norton, Elmer Kelley, Ralph Horrl- gan, Tod Larson, Ray wehler, Lawrence Gillespie, Frank Os- tnim, Clarence Stebbins, John Mesing, Vcrndh Hohn, Maurice and Fred Bartholomew, Albih Spongberg, Harriet Rice and Bertha 'Henry Cretzmeyer. There were quite a few more but I didn't know'them. They were directed by a man from Fort Dodge, so Glen Raney told me and he identified quite a few others. It is a wonderful picture of our pipe organ, the removal of which and the .changes made a few years ago I still lament. .,* .. » . • . ('.,-' Mrs-Anna Drone is a resident here and she and Mrs Josle Thompson called on me Friday afternoon. She informed me she was a Pbmpe girl and her sister Lena and I played 'together as girls about 12. or 13. The Ponv pes lived across the street north of our home, the place now owned "by Bob Johnston. Lena died years ago at an early age. They also lived in a house on east Oak street, just back Of the house owned by the late Walker sisters. Lena, find Lulu , Winkle were much .cltfser friehds thfln 1, -Lultl- also died' Mafty yeafs agfirlt seeds' to file- thefefj ww tftethe* sister Ella. 1 didn't .think to ask Mrs Drone about her. * ,[ v ' River-dale Rustlers Sweet smells of pizz$ and ice cream came frdm the .school kitchen March- 2LI Rlverdale Rust-- lers unit 2 held their annual meeting. Their project this month was learning to understand neighbors in France. While leant* ing to understand the foods each girl either participate ed in making pizza or ice ,creaht. A talk was. given on .storage care> and freezing of breads was given by Rosa Lee lllg and Florence McGuire. Sandy, O'Brien was • hostess. . • Letts Creek 4-H The Lotts Creek Leaders met March 20 at the Peter home. Dick, Kuecker pointed out to us some important facts about our money. Kenny Bierstedt showed the principal operation of a two-way switch. The next meeting will be at'the home of Diane and Mar- vh} Pompe.' , CHtmfcH •Ninety-five year old Henry Luers of Sigourney was honored recently by the Sigourne^ Methodist churches over a period of nearly 65 years. He resigned recently. ALGONA STORES INVITE YOU TO SHARE IN THEIR BIG #v.- "We the owners and managers of Algona stores are all EARS,..and we , ' . •?, ,,m^, beard that you and your family wanted to make your Easter the best ever! Come to Algona and see the vast selections. You'll find what you need for every member of your family . . . and wonderful foods to make your Easter feast 'oh-so-good'.. .and all at SAVINGS that suit your budget!" More and More People Are Finding That Algona Is a Really Fine Shopping Center — A Progressive Town Where Merchandise Selections Are Always Good - And Prices Are Most Reasonable! And of Course, Algona Stores Are Friendly Stores - and FREE PARKING Is Available Near by Most Every Store. " n WVVVWYVWiWJVVWAW^ Coast-to-Coast Store Gamble Store Foster Furniture Co. Irons Heating 8e Plumbing L. 3. Muckey Plumbing & Heating Jack's O. K. Tire Service Kossuth Radio it Electric Buscher Bros Implement Hulzell Oflice 8c School Supply Post Transfer & Storage Algona Hotel Reding's Davis Paints Zender's Kirk's Shoe Store Security Stale Bank Iowa Slate Bank Leuihold-Williams (The Hub Clothiers) Algona Theatre Co. The Chrischllles Store Algona Greenhouses Modern Dry Cleaner* Sharp's Jewelry Algona Produce Co. Universal Mfg. Co. Percival Motori SchulU Bros. Garage fc Oil Station Taylor Implement Co. Ernie Williams — John Daara North Ic-wa Sewing Machine Co. These Algona Chamber of Commerce Business Firms Invite You To Algona, North Central Public Service Co. nil Kent Motor Co. ' Kossuth Motor Co. Algona Laundry 8t Dry Cleaners Cullen Hardware Bhllts Brownbilt Shoe Store Lindsay Soft Water of Algona Hawkey* Bowling Lanes Paii Garage & Body Shop Read's Furniture Sliuecker Coooco Service Algona Refrigeration Frederick Hardware Isaacson Studio Carson's for Color Beecher Lane Appliance Algona Flour ie Feed Rusk Drugs-Jewelry Chrjstensen's J. C. Penney Co. [ Honsbruch Drug Algona Insurance Agency Blossom Insurance Agency Home Federal Sayings & Loan Ass'n. Fowler's of Iowa " •*"• • r • " Algona Implement Co. Joe Bradley Equipment Thcrmogas Co. Of Algona Botsford Lumber Co. Hopkins Super Service North Iowa Appliance Center Bomgaars 5 ft 10 Ready-Mix Concrete & Lumber Wiltgen Jewelers Hood's Super Valu Kelley Lumber Co. Bjustrem Furniture Co. Viking Oil Co. Graham's Smoke Shop Donovan Specialty Shop Waldron's Cafe Sherwin-Williams Paints Funk Plumbing & Heating Algona Plumbing &

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