The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 30, 1961 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 30, 1961
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1 Was greaity amuied -, Grace's discourse on the old family Ford and reminded me of our tudof which we treated with loving care and kindness. How mother polished and rubbed the Windows while Ed Ericksofi, who lived with us, took care of the body and to Ralph Moe was entrusted the important "Jnnerds", Oh it was an elegfint vehicle I Complete with awnings for the front windows and 'fringed curtains for the rear sides and back! Roman striped coverings added quite a touch. Since the upholstery got prickly, in hot weather, these coverings added much to our comfort and enjoyment. Alas, came the war, gas was hard to • get, tires at a premium, and since we'd declare the car in storage come Nov. I or thereabouts, after much reflection we offered ' the car for sale. The Alfred Schenck boys bought ,it and af-' t'er using it to go back and forth to school, finally stripped it: down,'used the engine for a corn shelter—an ignominious end to a. gallant car! Bumpers we never had. Ralph said it would be just two more 'things to rjfrttle! I can well believe it, for at about 30 miles per, I'd get wejl-shaken up in the . ':•'*•' *. *.<¥* -. Every week I think of more nicknames—There are "Si" Roth for Harold, "Babe" Rohn for Vernon, "Bud" Briggs for Bernard, and does anyone know what "Soup" Briggs' name really is, Alvln, I think. Anyhow the initials are A. E. I don't recal ever hearing anything but "Soup." * * * Then there are other odd names— Take J. T. •: Jackson, > for instance, and D. G. White. Neither have any name—just the initials T. J. Was. here last week With his-, brother-in-law, Abner Long who with his wife Blanche were • on quite a ; trip. J. .T. is'a 19il graduate and.shortly thereafter farmed, th^n landed at Mountain Rome, Pa., where- he has owned and 'managed a deluxe summer resort for a number of.years-ho- tel, cabins etc. •• ' > ! • I' , We have had, two /groups or singers here at Good Samaritan— one from the local Trinity'-Lutheran church and one 'from Good Hope.,' Thanl^ j you.:;.;Ren}ipds "us that . Christmas aren't far away/ .'arid. 'carolers . i >. » ' J. T. Jackson, whom tl ( hiav'e written 'about; .wasn't «abl| {to -get back 'here 'for 'the''1911 class re- ujiion last .July 'so as many, as could,. 1 be, contacted-, in jjhprj a time were 'entertained. Friday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Chester Schoby. ,Of the class present wdre Mary HoHzbauer Barry, • Milton Norton, Grace Cruikshank Jackman, Ray Potter and Chester Schoby, with the r e s p e c t i v e spouses. I've been told the party didn't break up till-the Wee small hours, which can be- excused by there' having been a' lot. of territory to cover conversationally. Nan Wooster Ward, and , Clara Granzow Criiikshank were unable to attendr Nan because of a broken wrist suffered in a .fall several weeks ago.. . ., . . '•,.•'•> Florence Beardsley thinks her friends are jinxed. Lucille Zerfass with her broken bones, first a hip, a long period of convalescence, then a broken ankle, another long period of inactivity, then a broken shoulder and some more of the same. Then Chris Wernert with a broken hip and now her sister-in-law, Mrs, Paul Collins, Rock Rapids, is hospital, ized with a broken hip. * * * By the time this reaches ihu press many will have gone "Over the River and Through the Woods" to grandmother's house, or some one elses. I expect to go a block to the O. B. Laings, weather permitting. We - Initiated "Kool Aid" last summer but I think it must look pretty for- lorn now. A- few months make a Vast difference. Myrna Ortoh and son Web^ and Mrs. M. L, Bruch who Chafed the picnic wil.l be guests Thursday,.,Bill Bruch was with us last summer and i assume he wlll',be on this holiday. ' - * ,* * t have sort of gdtlen out of the habit of crocheting. Th6n Mattie McWhorter Was down one day and brought a pol, holder she had made. Yeah—I c6uldn't resist, so I've, made one and expect-to do more. Christmas is in the aft. Too true—"When the Russians say they want to talk on the summit, they mean on a bluff." : - _i« •«,-!• :So? "You have, to give parents of large, families a lot of cfediti-4 they can't get along without it." ' '. •• •' <* ' * : !• . • i On his way out after calling on his brother Har,ry Spongberg, Al dropped In .fof a little chat and let me in .onvan interesting bit of'news. It was his "3£lth" birthday and his Wife was having a party for him that evening. Al is a retired railroad mail -.clerk' and the guests were other retired mailmen and Wives, Mr. and Mrs. Ed 'Hough, Mr. and Mrs John Thompson, Giiy Stokes and B. P. Richardson.' The evening was spent-at cards. The Miller family had a nice get-together Thanksgiving at Mr. and Mrs; Irving Millers; Dorothy and husband Charles Haj-dgrove had Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hard grove as House guests! and for the holiday dinner the parents Mr, and Mrs. Max Miller, joinec them. The Jerry Hardgroves ,are from Toledp. ,•' ' *' * • • * • • '' ' I can't begin to describe the beauty of the, hew violets Mrs Nick Fis'ch gave .'me' to' replace the borer .infested • ones. Tlie pink, plant has about .30 blossoms and more buds to.'- open .and the purple one has pi-most as many—, great inch and a quarter' diameter blossbms, multiple petaled, velvety, and so perky. Everyohe who comes? tp my rqOm <• goes over to the window to admire them. ','*.•' • * ;* i. • I miss Mrs., ' Gilles- , and her daily • calls ( She hasn't Heen.feel- jng well o£ ;late and.there :are too many sfeps for Her to-' come 'down to my rbom Oh for an elevator! Where is the good; M?f^>H^H M ' , • Hfiiry'SpOrtgber^ walks brisk ly, up and down the" hall. All he needs is-, his pack of .-mail- to seem quite' like the old Harry (no, I don't tfie'ah' that' phrase 'o'ffensiver . Mrs. Bertha Keller's seventy fifth' birthday was celebratea Nov.' 14. Thanks to two daughters who, were here I, ; was served ice cream,arid cake, ,eyen though t am on first; floor and ".the honoree on,third. My best.wish for her is -the'-return to. her of good health; • , ^ ';• . . \ '.»*. '• «" "..*• Ethel Potter was surely insplr ed when she thought pf bringing big sacks of popcorn 'over here Sunday,, It-had been such a long ;ime ! since I had eaten any and it tasted'so. gpod. I am sure the rest who were served enjoyed it too. .'•».'._*•• ».'','. I saw a picture of a motor lome which probably is .like the one I mentioned some time ago and belonging to the Tracy Tripps of Florida, who were vis-, ting the Carl Hutchins. The advantage, the ad said, was one could lie down for a rest if one wanted to, and occupy the house as it moved—a thing forbidden n trailer houses attached to the car or truck, as the case may be. INVINCIBLE METAL, FURNITURE franchiied 1 dealer —• Upper Des Moines Pub. Co.. Algona. .MM******* •jpHP IP liPl^Rfl^^^^w- ^K^^^^^f WAY! Santa sent word ahead from the North Pole . •'.[. He wants to see all you children in Algona. Saturday, Dee. 2nd. He will talk to you in person and take your letters back with him! ".' '' ; : .-.;..... .--=..• , ; ;-, HEY KIDS SANTA CLAUS DAY MARKS THE BEGINNING BE SURE AND BRING MON AND DAD . . . ; OF CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN : >: ALGONA DEC. 2 See the' Christmas' Street Decorations ~' — .The exciting window 'and interior decorations — Big selections•;await « you in Algona Stores. Solve you Gift problems and save money with the "Out of This World"- collection of value priced gifts. .Wise Christmas shoppers will find Helpful Clerks 1 Plenty of, FREE PARKING I Low Prices ! Big Selections! Save Time - Shop in Algona. , ''.'.'.' T Free Movies All Children are invited to attend the FREE Movies, courtesy of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, at the Algona Theatre. The feature will be shown, beginning at 1 and 3 p.m. Free Candy Santa will pass out big bags of candy to all you kids who gather at his house on the southeast corner of the courthouse, shortly after his arrival in Algona. He will arrive at 1:30, so be sure and be there at 1:30 to greet him! This Message Brought To You By The Following Civic Minded Firms Algona Greenhouses Bomgaars S & 10 Waldron's Cafe Ready-Mix Concrete & Lumber Willgen Jewelers Lindsay Soft Water of Algona Hawkeye Bowling Lanes Dau Garage & Body Shop 's Furniture Modern Pry Cleaners Kent.Molor Co. Kossuth Motor Co. Foster Furniture Co. Irons Heating 8e Plumbing Laing Plumbing & Heating Jack's 6. K. Tire Service gaiter's Pavis Paint , Kossuth Radio 8t Frederick Hardware Isaacson Studio , Post Transfer & Storage Kelley Lumber Co. North Central Public Service Co. Hulzall Office & School Supply Graham's Algona Implement Co, Joe Bradley Equipment Sharp's Jewelry Thermogas Co. Of Algona Bolsford Lumber Co. Strayer Standard Service Sherwin-Williams Paints Funk Plumbing it Heating Hood's Super Valu Carson's for Color J. C. Penney Co. Honsbruch Drug Leuthold-WUliams (The Hub Clothiers) Algona Theatre Co. The Chmchilles Store North Iowa Appliance Center Zander's Algona Plumbing 8t Healing Bjustrom Furniture Co. Viking Oil Co. Beecher Lane Appliance Algona Flour 8e Feed Rusk Drugs-Jewelry ChrUtensen's Buscher Bros Implement Algona Produce Co. Universal Mfg. Co. Percival Motors Schultz Bros. Garaga & Oil Station Taylor Implement Co. Kirk's Shoe Store Donovan Specialty Shop Smoke Shop Shills Brownbilt Shoe Store Blossom Insurance Agency Ernie Williams — John Deere North Iowa Sewing Machine Co. Coast-to-Coasi Store Consolidated Co-Op Creameries Home Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n. ^ Fowler's of Iowa Security State Bank Iowa State Bank Algona Laundry & Dry Cleaners

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