The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 3, 1961 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 3, 1961
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a-AtfldHa ff*) U>p*r 0* Motffit ^ Thumfay, Aup« 3, fiBBITS Of interest io me was an Item in the Des Moines Register July 20 which told of the death of -comedian Kit Guard, 07, who was seen frequently in pictures released in the 1920's and 30's. had an autographed picture of him, sent to me after a visit from Elizabeth Libott of Hollywood when shd went back home and told I enjoyed his pictures. She and his wife Nell were close friends. His real name was Christen Kiltgaard and he was born in Hals. Denmark. » * * Mr and MM F. M. Holt have been Visited by Mrs Holt's brother and sister-irt-law and five children, Durham, Calif. They were traveling in a small •- remodeled ex-school bus and having the, time of their lives. * * * Mr and Mrs Russell Gusler and family took a trip shortly after school was out and went to the Oxarks, also Hot Springs. Nine year old Dennis is greatly interested in Civil War history and. the visit to the Wilson Creek battle ground was indeed a'thrill as well as going through the museum. The museum wasn't much of a building, old and much th"0 worse for time and the ele- \ ments, but One could see the collection of old time articles. In sharp contrast io the old building, directly across the street was a handsome household plantation style, which had been built some time ago by a family of wealth Oil, let us assume. ' Apparently becoming tired of the place, and .Mrs Guster said she could read! ly see why, the house still stands desolate and deserted. ' » • • Fire Works are legal in Missouri and Dennis was all for bringing some home until his parents pointed but they are not legal in Iowa. He settled for an aquarium. Dennis is quite a collector and has over his brief span of years had shells and a list so long his mother'gets weary even mentioning them. But "boys will be boys", and his collecting-years •are few. The older he gets, the more he will find of changing interest — well, I'm thinking he'll start collecting girls. • * * Mrs Cora Martin and her friend Mrs Mary Harris, Marion. S. D., were in Elmore, Minn., not long ago and called on Oscar Anderson and his step-daughter Addie Vanalstine Oldsfield, well known former Algonans. Mr Anderson gave up his carpenter- work some time ago but at ;85' is still pretty active-does his own yard work, has a garden and berry patch. A number of years ago Addie's brother was on the Algona police force. What was his first name? • • * Bill Lucey, 14, is here from Staten Island, N. Y. to spend the summer with his grandfather, Harry Godden. Much of the time is being spent at the Godden cottage at the Okobojis. His parents are Dr. and Mrs Robert Lucey. Harry expects more guests a little later. His other daughter and family, Mr and Mrs Tom Habun and children, 'are coming from Pasadena, Calif., will gc from here to New York City then to Bermuda for a vacation. • m + Hard luck is dogging the footsteps of Lucille Zerfass and she is back in St. Ann., this time with an ankle fracture on the same side she suffered a broken hip some time ago. She hao reached the point where she was able to walk without aid and was feeling sure-footed. This means eight weeks of immobility. Sorry Lucille, but I am sure your morale is good. * * * I called Florence Beardsley just as she and her guests were getting ready for a picnic dinner at Call State Park. Her guests werc> Mr and Mrs Walter Beardsluy and family, Midland, Tex. It is interesting to know 'another Algonan has a son and family there - Dr. Richard Norton, son of Milton, « » * What a fine thing it is io see celebrities in person. Such was the experience of Mesdames Frank Butts, Claris Krisensky, Helen Laing, Marc Moore, Dick Meyer, Willard Gregson, Julia Taylor and Fred Wegener when they joined women from Lakota and Lone Rock and went via chartered bus to Minneapolis July l(j to hear evangelist Billy Graham. * » • Mrs S. E. McMahon and her son Maurice, Minneapolis have returned from their annual trip. This time to the east coast, to St. Cape Vincent, N. Y., located at the head of the St. Lawrence river and of the Thousand Islands. Mrs McMahon visited her old home which she left 73 years ago. There was no one left there whom she knew. It was in the church there she was confirmed back in 1885. They crossed the St. Lawrence river on the International bridge and into Canada where at Ste. St. Marie they watched the boats go through the locks. Frpm there the travelers went to Minneapolis and on to Arlington to visit with Maurice's son-in-law and daugh ter, Mr and Mrs Robert Gormley and little son Timmy. » * t Tlllie and Gib Hargfetevea and their son-in-law and daughter, Patty and Dick McGinrtis, Suzanne and Michael, have returned from a trip to Sheridan, Wyo. where they were guests of Mr and Mrs Franklin Sampson whom the Hargreaves had met at "Excelsior Spring^, Ark. last winter. Tillie said .she enjoyed the rodeo but the journey 32 miles up Big Horn mountain, most of it in a jeep, was just too much, The frightening roads added gray hairs and she isnt certain her nerves have yet set- tted down. They returned home via, 1 Rushmore mountain, the Bad Laiids and saw the corn palace at Alitchell, S. D. » » * anyone remember the De Lacey family that lived here sev eral ago? Dick Post ran in- after din ner at the Country club had o good old fashioned "gab fest.' Keith toaa in a bank at Mason City when, the notorius Ditlitigei gang held it up. * * * Another nice vacation of four weeks just completed — that 01 ftuth and Russ Cook who visited relatives and friends at variou places from Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore,, down to San Diego, Calif. At HUlsboro, Ore., they were guests of Mr and Mrs Wai lace Hoefel. At Santa Suzanna they visited with Russ's cousin, Mrs Williart Barker. Other former Algonans whom they visited were Mr and Mrs George Boswell at Duarte, Calif., Mr and Mrs Ed Genrich at Long BeacK and Mr and Mrs Don Moore at Escondido, Calif. At San Diego they were guests of Rush's nephew, Capt. and family. Richard Wheelock They also spent some time iwith her nieces, Ruby and Ruth, daughters of Mr and Mrs Elmer Wilbur who moved to California many years ago. The trip home was made via Flagstaff, Ariz., and Glacier National Park. Ruth said Russ was just like a race liorse-with a gleam in his eye and speed at 'tfie' rushing back to IbWa as fast ai safety would permit, no place Jik6<hdflra*,M « ' ^^H ' f" I ' ^ 'i* Said the poHtiein — "1'rii self-made man." Replied, the';vb« ter, "I'm glad to, hear yoii' g that. It relieves the Lofd bf great responsibility." » * » And how's YOUR garden? "Every man reaps what he>s6ws except the amateur gardneK" *' * - * ,-- ' Some day 1 am going over io Dick Post's and see his Collection of shaving mugs. He has ten to date. In case you of the, ydutigef generation don't know what, A shaving mltg is, it is a heavy china creation with a handle arid in it reposed a> hunk of shaving soap to make the lather- aria soften the beards, and a shaving, jrush deposited therein-soft,, ra- her long bristles, and a wooden landle to brush over the 1 beard, In the barber shops were shelves and little cubicles wherein these' mugs were placed, 'each niche abeled with the owner's name. No one, I repeat, NO ONE used he other fellows mu& and ap-, purtenaneest Some 6f the were quite ornate find a „„„ many of them had the owner named irt gold^pflftt., * '«-«,' * .' A'\',' Jim There has never been a young folks, 'get aj&und iikis do how-a 6ase' Bearing this" '&a. is Salina Hantleman, , hiece 1 " o: Mrs Elizabeth Baas who Called on her July 2L She had b&fe'fi teaching in Turkey and plans to go to Italy this fall to continue teaching. Others with her ''Who called here were her „ sisters. Melinda Hantleman,' Clinton, and Mr and Mrs Ed Bruhn, Fen* ton. , ( > . * * ,* " _ • • Mr and Mrs Glenn Jones vacationed in the Ozarks and vicinity. One of the highlights was a visit to the home* of Mark Twain at Hannibal, 'Mo. My chief ambi- ;ion is for a trip east and a visit :o Louisa May Alcott's home. Her "Little Women" is still my 'avorite book. Joan Post has jeen coming daily to read it to Anna McQuade and both are en- oying it very much. I. read it ibout once a year and it never oses it's charm. Janice Wood Of iWfclTtertiereI* «.V W; J jj' JJB^ L, „ ^_ JL ^JL «ff ^ . jLWi. A Engjdged To Wed Mr and Mrs Leo Wood of Whittemore announce the" en- 'Bf' iq&wiuiam nrunnj ^seii DC MR witt Kfri fifwirf Sfuhw jjf eyiiMef.,¥ne'wedding wm 'take"-BlaSe,September 3 ,ln Sti fiairf's-'Ltfthetefl church, Whitte^ more.' Miss wood ii employed by BtichHnatt Abstract Company, : Algofta. Mr .Bruhn Is employed by Halitellnah' Building Service 1ft Ferittm. (Gletiii's Studio Photo *- UDM gngriylng).' ' Former Algona GM Weds At Eagle Grove . Sandra Lou Gregory, daughter of Mr and Mrs Floyd Gregory, S/agle Grove, formerly .of Algona, and Dennis Thurmond, son of Mr and Mrs Ray Thurmond, Eagle ,GroVe, were united in marriage Friday evening, July 14, at the Eagle Grove Methodist church. ReV. Lieder officated at the double f ing ceremony. Mrs Judith Darland was matron of honor and Janis Thurmond was bridesmaid. Raympno was best man And Keith 'Gf6g6fy . - cipttoft was?heid at the Kfty Thuftnbhd home for the imtnedi* ate fa'mi'liesV, - ' / * After & wedding -trip to the Ozarks, the couple 'are now at home in Eagle" Grove where the brldegrodm is employed. . ' . Bancroft News Mr fltid- Mri -Jafrfes Johnson' are parents of a son born at Holy Family , hospital ' July 28. Mrs J&hnsdh', is u the former Joan Nurri, daughter of Mr and Mrs Leo' Hurri, Whittemore. Mrs Leona Johnson is the, paternal grandmother. Mr^ and Mrs Tony Schneider, are the great-grand* parents. ,'Mabel Fritzsimmous, Minneapolis, came for an extended visit at the Art Long home. Mr arid Mrs Laurence Bergman spent Sunday afternoon at the C. A. Derner home at Whittemore. Richard Schiltz, son of Mr and ' Mrs .Art Schiltz, returned from Chicago. He became ill while in Chicago and is home BUJINEXJ PERJOflALITIE; AND J-ERA/1 CO /cj i(no<jf* AND PATLONIZf VIKING OIL CO. GASOLINE AND FUEL OIL WE GIVE GOLD BOND Or KING KORN STAMPS BULK DELIVERY SERVICE Station and Bulk Plant North Milwaukee Deoot FIRM HANDLES COMPLETE LINE OF BUILDING MATERIALS FARMERS ELEVATOR Buyers & Sellers of All Grains • Get our bids' oh your grain before you sell. • Federal Licensed Storage Warehouse. > . H. Dale Cole or Corwin C. Peer 419 S. Phillips St. CY 4-2741^ BUILDING MATERIALS OF ALL KINDS AND TYPES »Phone CYpress 4-4266 • For Remodeling. Modernizing • Fox Farm 8t Home, Building • For' Head^-Mixed' Concrete' > Ready-Mix Concrete AND LUMBER CO. Roto-Rooter Sewer Service For Clogged Sewers and Drains No Unnecessary Digging — Guaranteed COWAN'S ROTO-ROOTER > Serving Kossuth County - Ph. CY 4-3523 Algona Collect > BEN W IBB JEN Building Contractor J All Types Building .,..'• ->,'•' *•,, • , '<•:'' ! \f)^7; .122 South Heckart, Algona '• • ! -.. (Please Call After 6:00 P.M.) Farm and Town i;; • . ,._ .i,,../,•..,.,,,.,.j, V: ••-' •. i-' Phone CY 4-2865 < Your Banking Needs SAFE • CONFIDENTIAL Serving and Growing with the Community IOWA STATE BANK MILLER LUMBER CO. Building Needs of all Kinds - LOWER PRICE - MAX BARTHOLOMEW, Manager East State at C & NW Tracks - Algona Ready-Mix Concrete & Lumber, located at 202 North Lantry in Algona, found its beginning approxr ! 1 imately 75 years ago. It began as a contracting business and has been built up to its present posi- ', ', lion, with lumber and ready-mix concrete being added in 1946, and cement block business \ \ introduced in 1958. Ready-Mix Concrete & Lumber is the most complete retail building business '' in this area, carrying all materials from the foundation for a building ro the roof. The corporation '' today has as its president, H. J. Cowan, Les Kenyan as vice president and general manager, and < employs about 20 people. The corporation is backed by an outstanding reputation and standing , examples of work well done throughout this area. For your building needs consult Ready-Mix | Concrete & Lumber. < + Moving • Storage • Crating We Move Household Goods Anywhere Fully Insured - New, Modern Storage Warehouse All Types Crating - Phone CY 4-2275 POST Transfer & Storage So. Phillips St. Cook & Heat with THERMOGAS The Preferred L. P. GM BOTTLE AND BULK SALES GAS APPLIANCES THERMOGAS CO. of Algona Phone CY 4-2841 Algona , ERNIE WILLIAMS Your John Deere Headquarters In Algona "The Quality Name In Farm Equipment" On Diagonal St. pt NW Track* n" General Machinery Repair Welding - Cylinder Boring SPECIALTY PARTS MANUFACTURED ALGONA MACHINE SHOP ;M. C. Oakland W. State St. N Algona Implement Co. • FARM EQUIPMENT • FARM SERVICE B MOTOR TRUCKS HOME APPLIANCES Phone CY 4-3501 14Q7 Commercial St, DONOVAN'S SPECIALTY SHOP HQMJ OF CUSTOM MAPI ALUMINUM ANP COMBINATION POORS & WINDOWS • RUSCO & NELSON • ZEPHYR AWNINGS 610 N. Diagonal ALGONA CY 4-2202 ALGONA PLUMBING & HEATING | PAY OR NIGHT SERVICE-THE FINEST IN PLUMBING AND HEATING EQUIPMENT * Rhe«m ffot * KoWtir, RbWlH ft CIS** ftefcWW Lux-Air* end Ameiicsa Standard Furn- * 4( Briin»r INSJNKERATOR Qaibag. D^po. a l vice. 4^40 IN ALGONA PHQNf

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