The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 8, 1961 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 8, 1961
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After a jBinly Wednesday and fears for bad weather the next -day When the "Three Muska- teers" planned to leave for Davenport, it was with relief we awoke Thursday, May 18, and the rain had ce>ased. It was a cloudy day, but that makes for ease on eyes both for the driver and pas* sengers. We took off south and landed at Waterbury Road where we visited a short time with Mrs. H, Pierce Witmer. nee Helen Lusby. It is a lovely street, quiet, woodsey and peaceful. It has been some time sjnce I had seen Helen. She has taken on some weight, becomingly so, and is vivacious and pleasant, pinner was eaten at West, Des Moines, the nicest looking slices of roast beef, but so tough I sent mine back to the kitchen'for cutting! We drove out to Ewing Park where the lilac arboretum is located, a beautiful spot on a side hill. There ' are 1,880 plants of 208 varieties, and was started in 1943. From the arboretum we drove to Pella. There were thousands of blooms, vari-colored and lovely. Parkings full of them, and many beds in the little Holland park where there was a Dutch windmill, a small pond, stone-rimmed. Also at the home for the aged there were beds of hundreds of blossoms. We were told the flowers were nicer than when the festival was held last-week, * • * * An ad tot Pella bologna lured us into a shop where the proprietor, when asked, S&ld he knew Sophia Heeren Pousch .(Mrs. Hobert) but since her folks are no longer there, he hadn't seen her for some lime, nor. did he know they had moved from Gut* tenberg to Oelwein. "* * * Friday was a pleasant'day and we drove to the new shoppirig center at Bettendorf, the Duck Creek Plaza. Last year when we •were there the sites \were being laid out. Now it is a flourishing place. Bishops have moved their downtown basement business to this and it is a lovely place. Not only that, the food is excellent, Having heard ol ihe place to be occupied by the Good Samaritan group of which Algona is a unit, I was anxious to see the place. It is not ready for occu* pancy but a caretaker Was busy on the grounds and we contacted a woman who was largely responsible for the purchase. She gave us her address and told us to meet her at 2 o'clock as she was going out there'and'since the road is winding and the place-difficult to find, she suggested we toeet hef and follow her. leaving the pavement, a private road winds up into a wooded «rea, 32 'acres, and in this setting is a three story building, a low; father large house and another white stucco building which looked like a motel. That is to be wrecked, Miss Fanlh said, and the green house is to be dwelling for the nurses and help. It Will make a fine place, but as I told Mr. Lindquist, "I'll take Al- gOhfl, thank you." The acreage was at one time Schutzen park, later the main building served as a hospital, and built some lime after the park was abandoned. I might add the building is brick, the first floor has private rooms arid bath and an elevator is to be installed. I wish 1 could be "Santa Glaus" and give one to the horne here. •. • * * * Dinner was eaten Saturday evening at the Moline airport where ,a new dining room has been added. We watched two planes come in with a Jfair sized number of passengers.* Sunday we ate noon dinner at the Le Claire hotel, Moline, .where a Wonderful smorgasbord is served. And each afternoon we browsed around in the parks. We also saw ihe pleasure boat "Thunderbird", which left the levee at eight o'clock and was to return at ten. It was a cooi evening .and I felt sorry for the girls who had only sweaters for wraps. Before they got Tjack I'lf wfogef they wished they hftd some blankets. Maybe they went to the lower deck lateh but that was so open, I think they'd find little warmth there. At Memorial park we fed the swarts which came right up to the car to eat pretzels Hazel fed them. The ducks in the city park had gone to bed, the lazy things. We usually have corn with .us to feed them. • * * . tfo trip to Davenport is eortv plote without a tour of the ar- .scnal grounds. We were there Armed Forces day but did not get close enough nor there quite in time to see the maneuvers. The freeway, is a splendid road and we took a ride on it one evening. We missed an exit so had to drive to Walcott to get off and there bought gas, fearful we might run low and have to walk home. * » » We left for home Monday morning and when we reached Mount Vernon, dfovc through the campus and then to Kepler Palisades which I had heard of years ago when on a visit there with college friends. In fact I was invited by one young • student to go boating with him, an invitation 1 declined, partly because I was leaving for home and glad of an excuse not <to explore the river. I've always been timid of boats and canoes. We explored Pine Lake -near Eldofa, too, and remembered it was thorp Rny Setchell flhd his wife Harriet lived for awhile when he was custodian. * « • Lloyds at MaHhalllown was closed Monday SO we ate at a nice little cafe where many kinds of pancakes are served.' It Is next to Harold Clayton's motel. We didn't stop to see him as We figured he Wouldn't remember us. Lizzie and 1 settled for buttermilk cakes, ham and scrambled eggs, coffee and a choice of six varieties of syrup. Hazel had a luscious looking cheese omelet. On the menu were banana, Hawaiian, blueberry pancakes and many others. I'll stick with the- common variety. : -:i * * ' * 'The last lap of ihe trip was a bit of a surprise. We got on a food we'd never seen before bud eventually got back on 169 and dime sailing home reaching here •fit five o'clock. A wee bit tired perhaps, but happy and content with a wonderful vacation. » . « While Dr. and Mrs. John Ken- 'efick were at their cottage -at Big Sandy Lake, McGregor^ Minnesota over the weekend they had a cablegram from their son, Lt. jg Stephen Kenefick. that a daughter had been born to him and his wife. They are located at Guam. There is another child, a, 15 month old daughter, Katie. The information was not complete for the new baby was not named. Mrs. Anna Crone ttas vtsHed Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. Martin Oriole and Mrs. Albert Bleich, Burt, Mrs. Griese is a cousin of Don Akrcs and was interested in learning Mrs. Tom Akre (Eva), my mother and I were very close friends. Many n good card game we had with Lizzie Post making the fourth. • * • • I almost forgot io mention ihe little fellow fishing on the levee at Davenport—a lad about eight who grinned happily when he pulled in a good-sized white perch. His delight doubled when he caught a second one in a short time. Another lad. somewhat older, not to be out-done, pulled in one and we didn't wait to sec it the score was evened. Ain't it ihe truth? "Walking is the best exercise, if you can dodge those who aren't," thimday, Jun§ 8, 196! (fa.) Upptt D«s Maln«-9 Don't be the Protect your.Boat and Motor: ith an Li- V If 9 Just good business to protect your outboard* equipment With an Auto- ' Owners Floater Policy . . . makes boating more fun, too. Here's coverage ashore or afloat. Call us for details today, (MUTUAL) INSURANCE COMPANY - — PHONE CY 4-4529 A. J. "ARNIE" RICKLEFS RICKLEFS INSURANCE AGENCY 2 E. State Algona Everyone Sav}/es During Algona 9 s \ JUNE SHOWER OF Thousands of ping pong balls will shower into downtown streets this Friday and Saturday!! Each and every ball will contain a slip of paper which will tell the finders they can present the slip to a designated Algona store for a fine prize or a terrific value on some item in that store!! /tyV'H~»/tyV^ HUNDREDS of BALLS To be dropped at 10:00 A.M. FRI., JUNE 9 DON'T MISS IT ^••^^.•M^/WtixM^^ i HUNDRE HUNDREDS of BALLS To be dropped at 3:00 P.M. FRI., JUNE 9 • I • f DON'T MISS IT HUNDREDS of BALLS To be dropped at 2:00 P.M. SAT., JUNE 10 2 BIG Friday and Saturday DAYS! June 9 & 10 Huttell Office & School Supply t Graham'g Smoke Shop North Iowa Appliance Center Bomgaars 5 It 10 Coast-tO'Coast Store Consolidated Co-Qp Creameries Foster Furniture Co. Iron* Heating 8c Plumbing Laing plumbing fc Jack's 0. K. Tir« KoMuth Bidio fc El»ctric Hotel Reding's Davis Painti Zender's Kirk'i Shoe Store Donovan Specially Shop Waldron's Cafe Ready-Mix Concrete 8t Lumber Wiltgoo Jeweler* Security State Bank Iowa State Bank Uuifaold-WiUUwi (Th« Hub Clothing) This Invitation Brought To You By Algona Theatre Co. The Chrischilles Store Algona Greenhouses Modern Dry Cleaners Sharp's Jewelry Algona Produce Co. Universal Mfg. Co. Percival Motors SchulU Bros. Garage it Oil Station Taylor Implement Co. Ernie Williams — John Deere North Iowa Sawing Machine Co. The Following Algona Merchants: Algona Plumbing fc Heating Bjustrom Furniture Co. Viking Oil Co. Beecher Lane Appliance Algona Flour 8t Feed Rusk Drugs-Jewelry Christensen's J, C. Penney Co. Honsbrucb Drug Algona Insurance Agency Blossom Insurance Agency Home Federal Savings it Loan Ass'n. Fowler's of lows Algona Implement Co. Joe Bradley Equipment Thermogas Co. Of Algona Botsford Lumber Co. Hopkins Super Service Sherwin-Williams Paints Funk Plumbing it Healing Hood's Super Valu Kelley Lumber Co. North Central Public Service Co. Kent Motor Co. Cullen Hardware Shilts Brownbilt Shoe Store Lindsay Soft Water of Algona ] Hawkeye Bowling Lanes Dau Garage 8c Body Shop Read's Furniture Struecker Conoco Service Algona Refrigeration Frederick Hardware Isaacson Studio Kossuth Motor Co. Algona Laundry fc Dry Cleaners »»»»+«»»•^»»•»»»» Carson's for Color Buscher Bros Implement Post Transfer & Storage

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