The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 20, 1962 · Page 14
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 20, 1962
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Compared with Mrs. Nick Fish's 400 African violets and 100 in bloom, Mrs. Jane Johnson of Hopkinton \vith her 8§ plants and 50 with blooms has to take & back seat. Mfs. Fish has her basement fitted with shelving and lights to house the plants and has 90 varieties.' They run the gamut of colors, too, artd ha^e distinctive leaves. One she calls the "bustle" leaf, a dbuble affair" with a growth that gives the leaf it's name. Many plants' are hybreds and every plant she sells is hardy and in .good health. I'd like to .see the 400. It must be a lovely sight. •• ; * -'•••'• - ' : ' • The sparrow is scorned because of habits found objectionable. They roost in garages many times, much to the digust of the property owner. I have friends who tried this with 100% results. Hang a moth repellent in the garage. The birds will vacate. • • » Mar. 8 — With snow and ice thawing on the roof and tumbling off, it sounds like a bombardment. May it continue! The thawing I mean. One casualty here is a broken storm window caused by a falling icicle. • • • When Mrs. C. R. McQuiston gave me an item on the Garden Club meeting with her, she asked me to remind people to feed the birds I believe a good many are, anc I surely have been faithful. I was so happy to see that cardinal anc I wish I had some way of getting the sun flower seeds and corn tt them. "smeMs" reminds me that smells can be eliminated by sugar. A teaspoon or two put in a vase of marigolds or zinnias will get rid of their unpleasant odor. Among the many hazardous trips via auto reported by various persons, one is about the Harold Fris- tedts, who were at Iowa City to visit with their son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. James McLaren. Trips such as theirs over ice and snow is what adds the gray hairs! • • • Susan Potter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Potter and granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ray Potter and Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Eason, recently entered a contest at Indianola and was given a I-plus rating, the highest award. She plays the clarinet and is a sixth grader. Hooray for music! • • . Mary Muckcy's vacation with her husband Lloyd at Brownsville, Tex., was marred by an inner ear infection which kept her confined to bed four days. When Mary gets down, you know she's really sick. The vacation was also marred by the news of her nephew's sudden death — George Comp of Winterset. • » » When Mrs. Bless Rusk told me about the First Lutheran church shrimp dinner and that Mr. Rusk had arranged for delivery of the food from Biloxi, Miss., I thought of the big, tasty ones I ate at the Jack Tar at Galveston, Tex., a few years ago. You ain't seen nothin' till you've seen those great, jumbo shrimp, fresh from the sea — breaded and served with a tossed salad, yum-yum! » » * Let's all do what Harold and Letha Van Allen did — save our nickels and dimes for a trip. Their savings went for a trip to Hawaii Maybe you have other ideas, California, Texas, Florida perhaps Me, I want to go east, New York, Vermont, etc. • • » From Andy Norwood, former Al- gonan, comes this clipping, which is of considerable interest. It concerns Roger Nace, son of Dr. and Mrs. Fay Nace and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stolte Mrs. Stolte is the former Ruth Winkel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Frank Winkel, former old timers and Mr. W. was a butc>ier here many years. Their only child Margy married Elmer Stolte. The item, dated Tacoma, Wash., Feb 25, 1962 reads — "Amateur Roger M. Nace and his dad, Dr. Fay Nace, obstetrician, hold a prize tape recording they teamed up to get Tuesday of Astronaut John H. Glenn's space trip, complete with a weather "joke" and human interest sidelights. "We got up early at 3 a.m., before blastoff," said Roger, a University of Puget Sound freshman. "I managed to miss all my morning classes " "The first thing we heard from Canaveral was the countdown. I don't know if it was a joke or not, but when Glenn was over California, the tracking station said "We are having quite a bit of rain down here. See if the color contrast looks different over the coastline." When Glenn was over the Pacific they "cleared" him for the second and third orbits. Roger has listened to people from the South Pole, Russia, and a fellow who was almost mauled by a polar bear when he went out to adjust his radio equipment. But the voice of Astronaut Glenn is among the most memorable "captured" by the "ham". Dr. Nace had to miss part of the short wave broadcast as he was called to "active duty" to deliver a baby at 8 a.m." sparrows by Lai's watch It. "United we stand, divided we >lurnish big headlines for Pravda." • '*'••«« Isn't It strangle how often duplicate narn&s bob up? Persons un related arid miles apart. 1,watched the Graucho Marx show Thursday evening ori which a Herbert Hed lund appeared; . ,< » 4 ' • WHma Strayer aged nine years when hit by a truck the other day, She is actually only 52 but her age was repdrted as 61. Well, it's deals like that which put the gray in hair! She said she probably looked 71 or more after it happened. •/-.'•• • Mrs. Jim Walker calls herself a "snow-plow widow." Quite appropriate, as her husband has been spending many, many hours clearing the highways. • • • Mr. and Mrs. John Weydert were recent guests of their son and daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Weydert at Waterloo. Be ty found herself with a lot o time on her hands and has taker clerical job at the hospital. • • • Barry Watkins is growing up an I realized it when I asked to speafc to his mother. At 13, his void begins to take on a masculine torte, much like Beaver of the TV program. ' Theodore Keene, a resident here i§ a very proud great-grandfather Hid son and daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs., Lawrence Reefle are the grandparents and the parents are Mr. and Mfs. Ted Keene, Mankato, Minn. The babies, born recently, have been named James Lawrence and Jeffrey John. « « • Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Reid and David are spending the winter at Glendale, Calif. The son Allen is employed there and has a businessman's apartment. It is so difficult getting living quarters David is staying with Allen and is enrolled at school. So, with the shortage of apartments, Mr. and Aities* " '"•' V~ • * * * Marie ttawcoti, he? brother and sister, Lee and Bess Hflpkltis, are probably home by this tlfflg, bul when they wrote neighbors they expected to leave Dufirte, Calif., the middle of March, it seemed like a poor idea. Their h&use at this writing is smothered in snow. Between today (Mar. 12)' and the time they get here, ev6fl a brilliant sun can't make much headway on the drifts. The' Herbert Lindquists had as guests a few days Mrs. Kenneth children David and FisettS and Debbie, of Spencer. Mr. Fiscus wtent on to Mason City expecting to take a Mrs. Reid are staying with her plane from there to Chicago. Plan- brother-irt-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Art Sorensen. Too bad Algona isn't a bit more crowded. II seems there is an abundance of dwellings here. Oh, for some more good industries to swell the population. The Mar. 10 Des Moines Register carried a picture of Barbara Ost- winkle, whose engagement to Tim Kelley and marriage plans for June 2 were announced. It is of lo; cal interest because the bride- Ject is a granddaughter of Charles Ostwlnkle. She is a daughter of ,eroy Ostwinkle. She is a senior at :he Broadlawns School of Nurs- ng at Des Moines and he is a senor at the Iowa State University, es were grounded so he had to go via train. Well, the good old railroads are the most reliable transportation after all. I am sorry for their decline in most areas. Are The Delphian club was using as roll call the answer "Interesting Spot in Iowa." I was talking with a member and we came up with quite a list without much concen- ration — Amana, Ewing park, )es Moines, the State house, Waer Works Park, Pella with it's Tulip Festival, Festina and it's mallest church in the world, the locks at Spillville, cogwheel train t Dubuque, Pike's Peak at McGregor, museum there too, Keo- cuk dam, dam at Davenport plus it's site of the first bridge across the Mississippi, several parks, Palmer's school and the radio station, bridges at Clinton and Davenport, factories, Spirit Lake with it's Indian lore, Oelwein and the Amish colony, Manson and the Mennonites, oh — the list is long and certainly of great interest. I am not so familiar with western Iowa places. AT TRI.GOUNTY CO-OP. DRYING ASSN., WHITTEMORE •ca.M4.rM. am Minneapolis' very newest - finest in hospitality, food and service. Completely air-conditioned rooms and suites with FREE TV and radio. 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