The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 24, 1961 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 24, 1961
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"*•* er OesMfttftM Thursday, August M, 19*f And- now comes the information it Is NOT shaving mugs Dldk Post collects, ,it's mustache cups, though the word mug was used and there was never <B mention of a mustache. Well 'children, I can give-you a discourse on those cups too, for we had two of them in our cupboard, one my father used daily and one fancy one he used a few times to prove to me my Chttstmas gift to him was all that could be desired fronr a young daughter of 10 or 12 * * .. * Now this cup and saucer I bought from Otto Neuman .when he had a variety store was so •fancy I now realize it should have been on exhibit only. It teetered on four golden' legs, hat. an elaborate decoration of raised flowers ..on one side and a fluted, gold trimmed rim.' Beautiful beyond description! * * * The every day cup sat flat and solid, a sturdy cre'ation modestly decorated with small pink flowers. And the thing that made a mustache cup differ from the ordinary cup was a strip of Chins across the top of the cup and a little awiay the edge so the liquid could flow through, this China band placed to hold the mustache back from the lips, There'd be no sucking of mustaches after drinking! Don't you recall westerns where the mustached man' drinks his beer, sucks the hair on his upper lip and finishes off with a swipe 01 the back'of his hand? Typical ol the "era!- In the gay ninlies no man was a man till he had a generous growth of hair on his upper lip. The growth was trimmed in< different fashions, some drooped, some tilted jauntily toward the forehead. My'father never grew 'a very heavy one, but the corners were twisted and,I can still see the little square of brown wax he used. Dad's hair ,was dark auburn but his mustache and beard were fiery red. He bade the mustache a firta! adieu in about 1911 or 12 and: always thought he had been a' chump to wear it-' as long as he did. Tuesday, Aug.- 8, was such an enjoy'able day. Mabel Livingston's anniversary was celebrated by Mabel Hutzell, Velma Hogg, Evalyh, McDdugall and I in rather a unique way. I won't go into detail but' I will mention thafr-we-were-at- Bakota~City*tJTV part of the.trip. I had our driver go past Aunt Fan Tyler's home where I had visited years ago with Lucille Grose. The house has been covered with gray shingles but was easily recognizable and I thought back to the nice time we h'ad there and the very good food. She fortified us with cookies and we went for a stroll up the road, but back in time for her wonderful supper of corn on the cob'and sliced cucumbers. I recall I had indigos tion most of the time I was there. I don't remember how much sal soda water I took, bu* it was plenty. I just couldn't resist aunt Fan's wonderful cook ing. Isn't it a grand and glorious feeling to find something you had given up for lost? In my day I have made around three hundred pairs of b'aby bootees but have sworn off completely I had one final pair I had shown to friends one day last winter When some 'one wanted to see them awhile ago, I looked where I thought I had put them. No bootees! A hunt in all the places I might have put them Was without success and I had given up-thought I had got them mixed up with Christmas wrappings , and thrown them out. Then lo and behold! The other day I wla? looking for something else and there were the bootees, wrapped just as I remembered. Anybody else ever have such an experience? • * 9 Jan Berninghaus and her hus band Jim have just returned from a vacation 'at Duluth, Minn., and into Canada. Sounds won dcrful. • * » I don't like blackbirds very much but the other day I was watching my little birds eat end along came mama arid papa blackbird with a little fellow who looked to me old enough to be on his own. The parent birds picked up a morsel 01 bread, the little fellow took .some in. his beak, then put it down and opened his mouth and squawked for food. Yes, he got it—and he pulled that stunt several times. The patience of pto- ents! # * » Augusta Beits was 80 years young August 5 and the following day a family picnic was given for her at the Ambrose Oil Slate park. She is proud of being grandmother to 34 and great- grandmother to 43. e f * Interesting statistics—Mrs. Albin Sponsberg was born at Independence and has visited her old home in recent years. The house is dear to her and tht strange thing is she was married in the same room in which she. was born. Such a pleasant surprise Thursday, 'August 10i when' Allen Brunson and his Wife, and son dropped in for, a visit, They are from Gfosse Point • Farms, Mich., near .Detroit, and' it hardly seems possible, but they are; grandparents. ' T'h e daughter Mary lives at, Akron, Ohio. I've known Allen since he was an infant. And How dearly he was loved by .his, cousin Zada Brunson, His brother. John lives at Mason City and I am sorry to report John is not very well. Allen and, my cousin Melvin Henderson are near of age and. how well I recall Allen, the litJJe blond, and Melvin with his red curls. ? • ' . r V « . * ' * • ' V 1 . , . . • • Once a reslaurantuer, always a restaurantuer;' ' 'in witness whereof is Alex Dermand, who baked the pancakes for the flight breakfast at Fort Dodge Sunday, needed a noon meal, dafrt it* Aug. 13—some 3000 to 4000 o " *~ " •--•-•them 'to assist his brother-in law, James Ramert, who .has i 'Cafe there' and had; charge o. Ihe food. * , * ,.' ».'. heard 5n ihe first grad6 —"There are two boys in our family, and then there's the baby—he's turning into a boy too.' * - * I was ai Leoia Geigel's Aug, 11 at a breakfast given for Evalyn McDougall by Leota, Esther Helbe'rg 'and Ruth Cook. Mabel Hutzell and Lizzie, Post and I Iditered, being the last guests to leave, and we did it reluctantly then, for Leola has the most interesting and lovely things in her home^antigues, covering' dishes, pictures, quilts, lamps, and so inany things of great interest to Women. I had never seerf a flUilt of velvet pieces. It is a beautiful piece of handwork, as was the on the bed, done by Leota's mother. And I can't begin' to lescribe the beautiful, intricate 'what-not" made by her brother, George Hackman, It is wonderful browsing among the hings and it's a pity we didn't mve more time. After all, Mabel had. a husband Roy/who darn Roy, darn tMte fact he need ed food! We dWt, We hod beet served a bounteous breakfast. *, * * .' It Is always interesting to hear a town mentioned where has visited and the other' night Carey Baldwin, Hemet, Calif was on the Groucho Marx pro- giym. ,My mother and I', spent a few Weeks there a good rtiany years ago and several days another time. Mother's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs, Walter Henderson were 1 , olff" hosts and my cotisin Glen and'.HW, ,wife Dean lived nexi door*., » « •'' Nettie Haag, onea'a'daily vis. itor when her late husband Roy was here, has 'just returned from a month at Lincoln, ,Neb, with her son-in-law arid daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Chel- skowski. She spent some time lere Friday calling on frlendj It was good seeing-her. She hafe gone modern with short 'hair, jeautifully done. >' ». _.<L , ..' 'f IfiOth Mrs. jhorende, Starr,'of'the Tama', purging home, recently celebrated her lOOfeh birthday. Ex-BurfGirl , Wed Aug. 12 ' To Omaha Man Burt — Mr. and Mrs. Albert Volentine spent several days this week at Omaha, Nebr., where they attended the mar- riagc' of their granddaughter, Judy Volentine. to Gene Haley of Omaha. The double ring ceremony was performed at 2 p.m Aug: 12. , The bride, given in manage by her father,' wore a floor- length gown of white nylon net over taffetg. Her fingertip veil featured a crown of flowers and pearls. Joan Volentine attended icr sister as bridesmaid. A reception was held at the lome pf the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Volentine, from 7 to 9 Saturday evening. Nancy Yungeberg, Algona, registered he many guests. The bride's iunt, Mrs. Fred Hudson, Algona, cut and served the wedding cake, and Mrs. Wilson, Omaha, poltfed. The bride is a 1960 graduate of Burt ; high school and hfes since been employed at Omaha. The groom is employed in Omaha where the young couple will be at home. Accompanying the Volentines to Omaha were Mrs. Paul Hudson, Fenlon, and Claudia Moore Others attending from this area were Mrs. Rachel Yungeberg, Nancy and Marilyn, and Mrs, Robert Dodds and Ronnie all of Algona. 4-H Meeting Plans for the county fair were made by the Lotts Creek Leaders 4-H at their August meeting. Lunch was served by Vlrgean Bierstedt. Receive Degrees Four area students received degrees at the first commencement exercises of the State College of Iowa at Cedar Falls Aug. 10. They are Thomas Nally, Armstrong, master of arts in secondary principal, Marie McMahon, /Thursday, August 24, 1961 Algona (lo.) Upper D«i MotfleS~3 Corwith, bachelor of arts in education, Joan Kay By am, Algona, BA in elementary education, and Shirley Grant, West Bend, BA in education. 100th Mrs. Florence Starr of the Tnma Convalescent home recently celebrated her 100th birthday. HONOREb . [ '•i John Moore of Armstrong waS recently presented a certificatl by Gov. Norman Erbe in recog" nHion of his long years of serf vice to the State as an Iowa State Highway commission employee. Mr. Moore has been |g rnd maintenance and coristrue* tion work for about 44 years. FUNERAL SERVICE Ambulance and Air Charter Algona CY 4-3731 Burt Phone 233 < »>*. NEIGHBORS GOOD KNOW Around The Town and Country Joe Bradley Equipment •; South Hotel Algona ^ ., , ' ''*'* - '^ "Farm Machinery >- Trucks — Tires Oliver Maiiey-Harrli Xlli'i-Chalmeri CMC Truck! FUeiione Tim Phono CY 4-2421 Algona niinuiiuiuuinuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiyiiuirau.' YOUR ALGONA NEIGHBOR ,' * '• v' v . *'*•••* * > I*-,•;••*,< f- v ,- < ^i-i. L':^: Bronson Building Service "Try Us And You'll Like Us" Quality Lumber — Elliott Paints MILL WORK Builders' Hardware Tools KLINE Tanks & REDWOOD Tanks N. of Jet. Hwys. 18 & 169 Algona - CY 4-4369 -HlilMIIUnnilllllllllllllllllllM ' Ernie Williams John Deere Farm Machinery Both Quality And Service Store Located On Diagonal Street On CNW Tracks. Phone CY 4-3561 i Algona i ailUllllpllUIIIUUIIIIIIIUIIilllllllllllllUllllllii Algona Implement Co. Your Friendly International Harvester Dealer FARM EQUIPMENT MOTORTRUCKS Sale* ft Service n Id Phone CY 4-3501 Algona ^^KwyjWjWjfS^ffiSSiiffii Irons Heating & Plumbing 'Completely Equipped to Bervt You Completely" Plumbing - Healing { Sheet Metal S Oat oi OU Unit* Pump* Wntei Sy«lem» • Cpwpleti FUturet Seventeen years ago the International Harvester deelership in Algona became the property of two brothers, Walt and Deb Hall. , " In the intervening time, ihe Hall Brothers, doing business as ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO., have coma to know a wide range of friends and customers, and have seen their business expand into a fine,' new modern concrete block structure with plenty of private parking and room for used machinery right at the front door or side door, you might say. The brothers came to Algona in March of 1943, and took oVer the IHC location then at State and Jones. In October of 1947 they moved to their fine new home on Commercial Street, where their shop room is the finest and most ample in this area. As every farmer knows, ability to get parts is a "must", ana the ALGONA IMPLEMENT parts department is one of the largest in Northern Iowa. "Service IS Our Most Important Product" is the slogan of the ALGONA IMPLEMENT, which handles not only ihe International line but also su pplemental equipment lines as well as power lawn mowers, boat motors, and lubricants of all kinds far tractors and machinery, and motors. The Hall Brothers and the ALGONA IMPLEMENT crew invite you to stop in — anytime 1 YOUR COUNTRY NEIGHBOR J^^Nrf^^NX^^V^X^V^%'N^^r^^^n^%^N^N^\^VXN^>^^^V>^X>XN^X^X^X^N^%^VXS>^XX'N^VX* WWXX'V^WXXWXXVXXN^XXSyNXXX^X^^^NXWV^XV^^NXW^XX^^WWVXV^V^N^^^' Meet Carroll Willrett, Algona This week's Country Neighbor is. Carroll Willrett, a lifejong resident of Kossuth county who has farmed 360- acres three miles north of Algona on highway 169 since 1953, Mr Willrett is a crop farmer. Born at Fenton, Carroll is the son of Mr and Mrs A. R. Willrett, who live in Algona. During the present growing season, he has 125 acres of corn and 105 acres of beans. Other acres on the place are idle or pasture. He farmed about 5'/3 miles northeast of Wesley before moving to the present place. Mr Willrett is active in the Trinity Lutheran church here (he and his wife also belong to the Couples Club) and he likes to fish when he has time. Sunday baseball games are not uncommon at Willretts, either. He spent two years with the army engineers during World War II. WATCH THIS SPACE EVERY OTHER WEEK TO MEET A NEW COUNTRY NEIGHBOR Mrs. Willrett is ihe former Loretta Goetsch and she hails from Watertown, Wise. Her parents were Mr and Mrs Ed Goelsch and her mother still resides at Watertown. Mrs .Willrett's favorite hobby i? sewing. The Willretts have three daughters, Judith 16, Sharon 14, and Bonnie 7, and e son. Sieve 9, who is raising a few , pigs this year. Mr Willrett has two sisters, Mrs Mitch Taylor, Algona, and Kaihryn Gross, Phoenix, Ariz. (UDM Polaroid Photo-Engraving) gpnuitiiiiiiiiiii minimr Kelley Lumber Co. "Our Business la Building" • LUMBER • PAINT • CEMENT We Aim lo Fleate Near' Milwaukee Depot - Alflona jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiuiiB draawiiuiuiiiiM^ Beedrer lane Appliances "Where The FAMOUS NAMES Creel You" In TELEVISION WaiilngnouM In APPLIANCES WeiilnghouM Frlgidalre Youngilowa Phone CY 4-1*11 Buscher Brothers Impl. Minneapolis Moline — Kelly-Ryan — Papoc New Idea Farm Machinery "•'^Wfc'WK.y^wwjfi'rt^ • SBIM r 1 ; » Service * Friendly k Courtooui Alwayi V. Main St. Phone CY 4-3451 Cullen Hardware Your" Our Own "Hardware Store" A Complete Line Of Hardware • Houseware* • Tools • Bldg. Supplies Phone CY 4-4630 ALGONA Robinson Construction Co. Sioux Steel Buildings Building Construction •II For size, strength, i ong iife and ease ! >f building, insist i >n — SIOUX — \nother advance- nent in easier i arming. 2. E. Robinson East On Hwy. 18 Phone CY 4-3374

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