The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 11, 1957 · Page 22
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 11, 1957
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r fta.) Upp*r Dei Metnet thti«doy, April 11, 1957 HVHTIN$ & FISHING by CLEM ERLANDER TIP-OF-THE-WEEK: li's belter to casl silling down when in a boat. Fish can see anyone standing up at a much greater dislance lhan ihey can one silling down. They say this is one of Ihe reasons some catch fish while olhers do nol. I have been expecting lo hear from Frank Vera. after Hie "big fish" stories that have been appearing in this column recently, and sure enough, last week Frank "came to life. 1 ' He looked me up, Cnd said he had been exorcising great patience while tales of the 60-lb. Kenyon Sailfish and 24-lb. Tovvne Gar were being brought into the public prints, but finally he snorted: "What do these fellows mean, their toy fish?" bragging about Algeria's Sports "Spot" It's BECKER'S * Sporting Goods Store Big Fish Days Coming Up Soon! Get the Habit of Dropping in at BECKER'S To See What's New. UP-TO-DATE FISHING & OUTDOOR INFORMATION AT — BECKER'S iiiiiiiiifliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiifliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiic Frank came in pretty well armed with evidence, too, as the above photo, which • depicts • Frank in the act of stripping blubber from a 1,500 Ib. Whale caught by him at Churchill, Hudson's Bay, Canada several .years ago, indicates. Hudson's Bay is pretty much adjacent to (the Arctic Circle, which has for its center the North Pole. There are some anglers in the community who, I believe, remember this famous Vera catch, but up to this time I do not think many have enjoyed a» "blow-by-blow" account of just how this sea mammoth came to be landed. * • • As I recall. Prank had visited Guatemala, in Central America, and he decided in the next year or so to go about the same distance away from home in a northerly direction. He chose the rugged terrain and viciously cold waters of the Hudson's Bay area, about 1,400 miles from Algona, for his destination. "I went by train on that trip,'' explains Frank, "and I was alone. On the train, I met up with a preacher, who knew all about whale fishing, and we had a fine time on the train relating fish stories to each other. This preacher was no slouch, as a teller of fish stories — in fact, I had to go some to keep up with him." • "Well, we finally landed at Churchill, if you look it up on the map you'll see where it is. It's pretty barren up there, so far north there are no trees, just rocks, Eskimos, and a few white men,- J got more or less inveigled into this whaling trip, just to see what it was like. M got hold of a Swedish guide, a good man, and we had a sea-going dory with a heavy motor. Incidentally. 1his Swede charged $12.50 an hour, sd 1 was hoping we'd see some whales fairly early." » * * ' Having seen the movie, Moby Dic-k. I questioned Frank at some length about what kind of whaling tackle was used, and found that in Hudson's Bay whaling they employ the hand-thrown harpoon, attached lo a long rope, at the other end of which is a large tin-can. It is essential thai the harpoons' first thrust be a good one, else Mr Whale just tosses it off and swims away. Frank continued: "I got out in the boat with this Swede, and sure enough we ran into whales. Oh, they aren't those big giant ones you see in the movies, but a fish of over 1,000 pounds is an awesome sight. We cruised up by a good-sized whale and put a harpoon securely in, and the rope went out like lightning. At the end of the rope came the tin- can, which was supposed to float on the waves and tell where tha whale was." "Mister, I can say ihal whale really fook off, rope, can and all. A whale, however, is really a mammal, and needs air, so by and by he came up blowing and fighting. He did this again, and after the second sounding, the Swede pulled out a rifle and put an end to the whale. We hauled up close by, and believe me, out there in Hudson's Bay a mile or so from shore, that whale looked like an awful big walleye. Some thrill!" » • * As the photo accompanying this article shows, Frank then learned how to de-blubber 3 whale. The picture shows the whale lying on the beach at low tide, after being snaked ashore with rope and tackle. Frank gave his whale meat to the Eskimos and they gave it to their dogs. Thus ends what I trust will be the end to "big fish" stories for this s'eason — in fact, thig was a "whale" of a one! And who else could it' happen to but nimrod Frank Vera? * • • Chris unsuspectingly hooked onto a big Dogfish. Tne natives came from miles around to see and identify it — a rather fearsome, grisly thing in appearance, without scales, and well, as Chris described the fish: "It looked like a dog." * * • Note io Dutch Lorent in Florida: Many thanks for setting me straight, via communication brought north by Harold Cowan. Dutch says those were not BLUEFISH used as bait by the Algona fishing party. Thev "were BLUE- RUNNERS. * * * We Can't Catch 'Em For U But We'll Help U Do It This Coming Season From Our COMPLETE TACKLE STOCK Try "Coast" For What U Needl RIFLES — SHOTGUNS SHELLS OUTDOOR SUPPLIES Always at Typical "Coast" Lower Prices COAST-TO-COAST Store Ed Wolf, Owner Another strange fish brought to book T>y a local angler comes along in a story told by one member of a fishing party of which Chris Wallukait was also a member. They were fishing up near Pine City, Minn., last year when MAY AND JUNE FISHING At Its Very Bert On Lake-Of-The-Woodft, Canada WE INVITE YOU TO WHITE PINE LODGE, on Lake of The Woods, a completely up-to-date fishing camp nestled among the pines on Snake Bay. Fish are really hungry here in May and June. Walleyes, northern*, bau, muskies, crappie*. Outpost camp on Highwind and Porcut lake* lor lake irout fishermen. Lt. hikpg. cabins, boats, motors, lop guides of area. For details write now io Wyait N. Peck, Box 2236 N. S» Springfield, Mo. Summer address: Sioux Narrows, On!. WHITE PINE LODGE on Lake-Of-Thft- Woods Lampright, on the other hand, says there are three good ways to get trout, especially Rainbows, One is with flies, another with angle worms, still 'another way with tiny minnows. He say* th«y plied French, Waterloo and Bf'ar creeks near Waukon, and the farmer-guide who was with ttiem gets trout all' three ways. g| don't know — that all looks p'fltty scientific. I guess I'll kepp on just being a 'Junker'' man. * • * SHORT SHOT: A priesi, fie*. Martin Gusinde, has just returned from a remote see* tion of New Guinea, where, he says ,ihe pigmy natives are perpetually good-humor* ed because they eat beetle*. It's not the flavor alone that makes for their hap* piness. says Rev. Gusinde, but something in the beetle* that he calls "Vitamin T", Its potency must be great, be* cause Rev. Gusinde says there are no unhappy pig* mies. If that's true, I'm going to ask at the grocery store this week for a can of vacuum- packed, chocolate covered beetles. It'll probably be a few years before 1 graduate out of the "walleye-northern-crappie" class in fishing, to the higher realm of Trout-fishing, but I was greatly interested in getting a few notes on that sport 'from several local anglers who have been wading the streams of eastern Iowa in past weeks. From what they say, I wouldn't get very far with Trout using my $2.95 steel casting rod. Duke Kinsey and Al Buchanan had very good luck in the Decorah streams a week or so ago, getting their limits of splendid 10 and 12 inch Brook Trout. Cec McGinnis reported fair to poor luck from Manchester strearns\ while Howard Hoenk and Harold Lampright had a lot of sport north of Waukon (which is a tactful way of saying their creels weren't too full). * * • Duke and Al whipped the D e c o r a h streams with flies tied by Al, who has more or less mastered this sportsman's craft. He tied up a bunch of "Black Gnats"— his specialty — which went pretty well on this excursion. These are wet flies, which sink when cast, as contrasted with dry flies which do not. Al says the only difference between a wet and a dry fly is in how you tie on the,.. 'hairs'., *The Black Gnat is 'rriacTe by tying black chenille or yarn to a No. 12 hook, for the body of the fly, and then fancying it up with tiny black hairs, if I were a trout, I don't know — those home-mad* Black Gnats look pretty darned tempting. Ottosen Student At Drab Gets Pharmacy Honor Olloten — Edwin McLuen, son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth McLuen of Ottosen, has been elected by the Alpha Sigma chapter to membership in the national honorary pharmaceutical society, Rho Chi, for recognition of scholarship in the pharmaceutical sciences. He is a junior in the college of pharmacy at Drake University. Plans are being made for the annual Salvation Army Drive in Ottosen and throughout the country, to get underway within the next few weeks. The members of the local committee are Mrs J. W. VanBuskirk, Merle E. Holt and Mrs Albert Thorsen. Mr and Mrs Oliver Kinseth observed their 41st wedding anniversary March 29. Sunday members of their family who were guests at dinner to honor them included Mr and Mrs James Barber and family of West Bend, Mr and Mrs Robert Naeve of Dakota City, Mr and Mrs Olvin Haug and family, Mr and Mrs Richard Kinseth and family and Ernestine Dall of Bradgate. Mr and Mrs M. O. Kinseth and family of Algbna were there in the afternoon. Mrs Merle Holt and Mrs Harold Mountain were elected delegates to attend the South-Central District Evangelical Lutheran church meeting to be held in Texas in .,: MY* and Mrs Lester Wehrspann and family were Sunday dinner guests at the Melvin Bratland home at Bode. Wanda Jacobson and school friend Jackie Barkema of Jewell spent the weekend at the Mrs ertha Jacobson home. The Geerlings Feed Mills, Inc. Waterloo, la. Will Hold Open House At CLARK GRAIN COMPANY Calbiaith Station - LnVeme, Iowa (6 Miles South and 4 Miles East of Algona) SATURDAY, APRIL 13 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE COFFEE AND DONUTS FREE DOOR PRIZES SPECIAL FOR THIS DAY ONLY I 4.000 tt». Gnrttnn CUtto or 2.000 IbB. 9f a»y comblnBtlQii of my etb.r YOUR CHOICE A PORTABLE EU3CTJUC AN ELECTRIC 1 STEAM IRON Clark Grain Company Galbraith Station W7VEHJIE, IOWA ITHESE'WOMEN! "W« just had our first quarrel... I never dreamed it would turn out THIS wayP* Senior Play At Ledyard High Friday, April 15 Ledyard — The Senior class play, a 3-act farce was presented on Friday evening, April 5, in the gym at 8 p.m. The play was directed by Miss Margaret Schultz. The title, "A Boy Named Beulah". The cast included A. Runks- meier, Ann Egesdal, Gerald Kramersmeier, Don Fennema\ Francis McDonald, Shirley Udstuen, Ruth Wallentine, Ruth •P1 o e g e r, Melvin Wentworth, Roger McGregor, Doris Goetz, Karen Anderson, Jerry Risk, Patsy Farrow, Marilyn King, Karryl Anderson, and you guess who! Win Music Honors Ann Carpenter, daughter of Mr and Mrs E. A. Carpenter and Sandra Willadsen, daughter of Mr and Mrs Leo Willadsen of Ledyard won high honors at the Minnesota Music Teachers Association Contest held Saturday, March 30, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The girls are piano students of Mrs Charles Faugust of Pilot Grove and earned the right to compete by winning in a pre-state contest Held at Redwood Falls, on Mar. 9th. Mr and Mrs Willadsen and f rs Carpenter attended the con- st'at Minneapolis on Saturday. '*Mr and Mrs Laurine DeMouth and Michael of Mason City were Sunday supper guests at the Leo Willadsen home. TITONKA NEWS Mrs Ella Brandt was surprised on her birthday, March 25th, when a group of ladies came to visit; They were Mrs Recca Hipp, Mrs Anna 'Swyter, Mrs Con Schmidt, Mrs John Radmaker, Mrs Wm. Welhousen, Mrs John Sleper, Mrs Sylvan Thiesse, Mrs Chris Brandt, Mrs Carl Gueisking and Mrs Clarence Mechler. The Titonka Federated Club met Thursday evening at the Home of Mrs Carl Callies with Mrs Mary Oesterreicher as co- hostess. The lesson was given by Mary Baade. All members were urged to attend the county meeting at Whittemore Saturday, March 30. Mr and Mrs Elwin Harms and daughter Vivian of Wellsburg and Mr and Mrs Eugene Beenken and family were Sunday dinner guest at the home of Mr and Mrs Warner Beenken. Rudy Meyer of Corwith was an evening guest at the home of Mr and Mrs George Sachau and girls. The Gordon Swan family were also callers. Mrs Anna Swyter was a Friday afternoon guest at the home of Mi's Katie Rode. Loren Stecker called his parents, Mr and Mrs Telko Stecker from Hawaii where he is stationed with the Army. Linda Lou Rode .daughter of Mr and Mrs Wm. L. Rode, was 11 years old Friday, March 29, and to help her celebrate were Mr and Mrs John Rode, Mr and Mrs John Rippentrop, Mr and Mrs Arthur Rode and family and Mrs Grace Gayken, Mr, and Mrs Sylvan Thiese are the parents of a 'baby daughter, born Friday morning, March 29 at the Dolmage hospital in Buffalo Center. The new baby has been named Kristen Kay and weighed 8 Ibs. 4 oz. at birth. She also has a sister Jolene and a brother Steven. Donald Boyken and a frier£ and Mrs Robert Harrison and children all of Waterloo visited at the home of their aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs John Rode, Sunday. Mrs Harrison was the former Marelice Boyken, daughter of Mr and Mrs Fred Boyken, now of California. Mrs Anna Swyter and Mrs Katie Rode called on Mrs Anna Ubben, Sunday afternoon and later on in the afternoon calledi on Mrs Ben Franzen who recent' jy returned from the hospital in Rochester. Mr and Mrs George Helmers moved in April I to the former Ed Callies home. They have been living in the tenant house on the Nick Heesch farm east of tonka for the past year. Mr and Mrs Henry Van Hove Sunday afternoon callers at the home of Mr and Mrs John Harms. Titonka people who attended the funeral of Charles Lameroux of Marshalltown a former resident of Titonka, Were Mrs Amos Krominga, Mr and Mrs Ed Zweifel and Orlo and also Mr and Mrs Vincent Heifner of Buffalo Center. Mr and Mrs Frank D.' Fisher drove to Fort Smith, Ark. to visit their daughter and son, Mr and Mrs John Boehm. They left for home Monday and due to a storm were delayed in Bethany, Mo., and at Indianola they stayed at the home of Mr and Mrs Fred Thacker and Lanny and returned to Titonka Wednesday. Mrs Jacob Kurtzleben and daughter Katheryn drove to Hampton, Thursday, to visit at the home of Mr and Mrs J. D. Hobbs and family. They returned that evening. Glenn Miller and Wm Hagen drove to Rochester, Friday, to bring Reinder Krominga home after a three week s stay ana treatment at the St. Mary's hospital there. William Henry Harrison, who died a month after becoming President, was the first President to lie in state in the White House. Academy Speech Entries First In State Finals Diane Stebritz and Jean Hall received "One" ratings in the state finals of the Iowa High School Speech Association held at Denison, March 29-30. Both girls were given I ratings by each of the three judges in their respective sections. In oratorical Jean, a junior, gave "Teenicide" by Reimers. Diane, also a junior, entered interpretive reading. Her prepared selection was "Song of the Mystic" by Abram ftyan; as her ex* temporaneous selection she read "Friends to Everyone." This is Jean's first year to participate in oratorical declamation. Last year she won state honors through her work in dramatic declam. Diane entered the field of interpretive reading for a second time this year. Gold pins and certificates of merit will be awarded the girls on award day at the end of the school year. Those receiving "Two" ratings were; Ronald Briggs, dramatic selection; Joan Becker, a humorous declam; Julie Elbert, also a dramatic piece; avid Deanna Bebo with an interpretive reading. These contestants have merited silver medals a*nd certificates of honor. lit from tftt Kraft Kitchen! SPOON IT Into hot feeds HEAT IT for chtti* *auet SPREAD IT forsnaekt * A Puteurlzid Proem ChMtt Spnul My company offers all 3! If you have a family, own a home, or drive a car ... you want the best protection money will buy. You can always rely on State Farm insurance for all three ... at reasonable rates. 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