The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 25, 1957 · Page 21
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f I Most men are attentive and ardent during the courtship period. After they marry, contrary to lots of things you hear, by far the greatest majority of men become faithful and loving husbands. When parenthood corhes, Father is proud but the hard facts of life being what they are, he's too often too busy earning a living so that he can't give quite the time and attention to his children that he would sincerely like to. But when he becomes a Grandpa, he really hits the heights in personal relationships. I challenge you to show me any man who doesn't delight in having grandchildren! * * * This past week has been a sad one for our family. Death came with awful swiftness and took one of our loved ones and we who are his wife, his sons and daughter and his in-laws have not recovered from the shock of it. All of these relationships were highly satisfactory, but from my viewpoint, the tragedy has robbed our youngsters of one of their most precious privileges — that of having a grandfather. * * * A man doesn't have to learn to be a good grandfather for it just seems to come naturally. But if the situation can be said 1 to call for special skill I would be the first to say that our Grandpa had a highly developed talent for Grandfatherhood. He always had time for the youngsters, quite often he contributed a nickel or a dime to stretch a depleted allowance and he invariably had some good-natured teasing for them. * * • I think I shall be forgiven if I brag on myself a little bit, for 1 had quite an Important part in the presentation of his very first grandchild. I'm sure it meant a lot more to him than any of the other things I gave him such as the shirts that were the wrong color at Christmas and the socks on Father's Day that didn't fit. He was working in Utah when we sent that all-important telegram, "It's A Boy!" & we came as close as we dared in making our bundle from heaven his namesake. Grandpa never particularly liked the name, Winford J., {and I can see why) so we torn-promised by calling our son, William James so at least he'd havq the same initials. When he held the baby for the first time two months later, you would have thought the kid was made of diamonds and unadulterated uranium! » » * After thai,, grandchildren fol* lowed in rapid succession for it can never be said of our family that we don't do our part in increasing the population. Along with Grandma,Rose, Grandpa did more than his share of worrying over safe arrivals, buying pink and blue blankets and oodles anc\ oodles of baby-sitting. Pretty soon there were nine grandchildren, four boys and five girls — Bill, Bob, Tom and Jim; Mary Ann, Jean, Jane, Judy and Muriel. All were greeted with enthusiasm, if not with the same feeling of awe as inspired by the first one, and Grandpa found 'some quality that was especially endearing in each of them. And the feeling was extremely mutual. *• » * Our Jean, who is somewhat of a flirt, always greeted and said goodbye to Grandpa with a kiss. She always thought his lap was the best seat in the house. Cousin, Jim, too little to realize his Grandpa is gone, is still looking for his favorite wrestling partner. When Grandpa visited Tommy in Lincoln, Neb. recently, the boy, usually reserved, spent one glorious day all by himself with Grandpa explaining and showing him the delights of the museum. Bill, because he is the oldest, will probably remember his grandfather best of all. Grandpa introduced, him to the male part of the family's favorite obsession, fishing, and many were the times when Grandpa found a part of Bill's current project in the tinshop. * * * There is a blessed resilience to young children. They were grief stricken when they learned their grandfather was dead, but even before we went to the church for the funeral services they wefe laughing and playing again, it was a good sound. It reminded us that even when sorrow comes, life goes on. In the years to come we will see a set to a shoulder in one of our young sprouts that will remind us ot Grandpa. Or, somebody will re- sftiain calm in an emergency and handle the situation and we'll think of him. Somebody will catch a fish and with quiet pride, explain what bait was used. And 1IIY SOYBEAN FIELD GAVE 5 BUSHELS MORE PER ACRE THAN THE UNTREATED FIELD" says soybean grower* Note clean, weed-free rows at right, thanks to ALANAP-3. Untreated area at left is weed-choked. No wonder that soybean growers in the Middle West are pleased with Alanap<8>-3 weed killer. In many tost sections, a wide variety of seeds and grasses appeared in the untreated areas;-, emphatic proof of Alanap-3's range of control. One grower said he saved two cultivations and one rotary hoeing in the Alanap. % treated section. In the untreated section, weed seed raised tn« moisture content, thereby delaying harvesting. Alanap-3 kills weeds as they begin to sprout and before they emerge. It is so effective a pre-emergence herbicide for soybeatt crops that it allows you to increase your yield by 3 or 4 busheU per acre, by knocking out weed competition. You can plant your crops earlier and harvest earlier. Equipment stays cleaner, there U no chance of dockage. Weedy fields become usable. Alanap-3 is harmless to humans and animals, non-volatile, easy to apply, low cost per acre. It gives superior weed control on cucumbers, cantaloupes, watermelons, squash and asparagus* Order Alanop-3 from yewr Uwul lUpjUiW l«d»y- Writ*, wlrt gt phcne MI if unebte te U»«8»f ii^medtate «MW» 9* i»pplyt United States Rubber Naugatuck Chemical Division Naugatuck, Connecticut Pf0due«r» pJ'n^protecUrts. fungicides, mUicld«s. Inssctlcldes, gfOWth lihp^ fou7Eifrblcl(U»: Spirjpn, Phygun. ArjtnlU. Svnklor. UH. Alii there will be that twinkle in the eye when a joke is told or the special consideration for t h c ladies in the family that was hih and we will remember that one of our loved ones is gone .but not entirely forgotten. There will be Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners in which there will be an empty chair, but we will have to be grateful for the happy times in excess of what many other families have enjoyed. 1 » * « When Bill was jusi a tiny lot, one night I listened to his prayers and I'll never forget them. He said the usual ( Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and at the very end of the Please, Bless, he said, "God, take care of my Grandpa." Just so his recommendations wouldn't go astray, the little boy added, '"fou know, his name is W. J. Sigsbee." And in spite of the inroads of the yearsi with their Ivy League pants, Flat Top haircuts and jitter-bug dancing, I know the plea" of our son still goes. And I'd like to add my reinforcements to his petition. —GRACE. Irvington News Mr and Mrs George Vitzthum attended the funeral of Jess L. Bedell on Monday at Pipestone, Minn. Mr Bedell 'passed away in California after having suffered a stroke. Terri VanderWaal of Iowa City has been sick this week at the home of her grandparents, Mr and Mrs Le Colwell. She has chicken pox. Mrs Vena Schneider attended the funeral of Mrs Veda Hodrick, (her sister-in-law) at Whittemore on Monday. Mrs Durwood Walker is spending a few weeks at the home of her mother, Olive Hansen, while her husband is on duty at Fort Polk, La. Donald Hansen is now employed at Capital Air Lines Airport ground duty at Chicago since finishing his schooling in Kansas City, Mo. Skilling sisters and Robert Bagur of Mason City visited last Sunday at the home of Mr and Mrs Bob Skilling. Mary Frankl of Algona was a dinner guest at the Gerald Frankl home on Sunday. SWEA CITY NEWS Pastor LeRoy Pillman of 1 Immanuel Lutheran church spent Monday in Pocahontas where he attended a meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church of the Northern ^District Pastors. Honoring Mrs Anna Dahl on her 81st birthday, a family dinner was held Sunday at*ttie'home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Ed L. Peterson. Guests included Mr and Mrs Gregor Deim, Mr and Mrs Albert Swanson, Mr and Mrs Martin Dahl, Mr and Mrs Cecil Keith and daughter, Barbara of Minneapolis, and Mrs Alma Swanson. Also in observance of Mrs Dahl's birthday, her neighborhood club enjoyed a birthday party Friday which was attended by the following: Mrs Henry Lsfuin, Mrs E. G. Larson, Mrs Mabel Mino, Mrs Ed Fosgren, Mrs Minnie Kylen, Mrs Nada Pehrson, Mrs Richard Stevens, and Mrs Lawrence Zwiefel. The guest oi honor was the recipient of numerous gifts and congratulatory messages. School will dismiss Thursday afternoon for the Easter holidays, and classes will resume Tuesday,. April 23, Mr and Mrs Larry Mino and son, Russell Ray, moved Saturday to Algona where the family will make their home. Mr and Mrs R. C. Johnson and daughter, Alma Jo, visited Saturday and Sunday in Minneapolis at the home of Mr and Mrs E. C. Thompson and also attended the Ice Follies. Mr and Mrs Glen Curtis attended funeral services Friday at THESE WOMEN! By d' "That'll never last the evening! Only ONE of them want* garlic dressing 1" ft. Jensen were hostesses to the Blakjef WMF at the Church parlors Thursday afternoon. The meeting opened with hymn singing followed by devotions by the Rev. Blockhus. The Bible lesson was presented by Mrs Curtis Olsen and the Higher Education Department by Mrs Harold Grunhovd. She showed an interesting film entitled "The St. Olaf Story." During the business meeting plans were made to send their local delegate, Mrs Martin Wilberg. to the ELC District convention which is being held this year at Fort Worth, Texas, on April 23-25. Mrs Sig Loge was named as delegate to the Estherville Circuit all in one convention which will be held this spring at Milford. Iowa, on May 5. The offering received at this meeting was sent to Nome, Alas. Thursday, April 25, 1957 Algono (Id.) Upper D« Mr and Mrs Harold drunhovd and daughters and Mr and Mrs Ted Jensen and girls visited Sunday at the Gordon Christiansen home at Grafton, Iowa. Greenwood Girls Greenwood Girls 4-K. met at the home of Karen Wilhelmi, recently. Karen was chosen to attend the 4-H Convention at Ames. Mary Jo Vaske and Gwen Baker were chosen to attend 4-H camp in June. Demonstration and talks were given by Rachel Menke, Gwen Baker, Karen Wilhelmi, Georgia Heldmfer, Mary Jo Vaske. Mary Lou Kollasch, Eileen Vaske, and Kathleen Kollasch. WHEW Gordon Spies, of Dixon, had a narrow fescape recently while attending parachute school in Fort Bragg, when his chute collided with another one. causing it to collapse. The two jumpers finished the drop with on^ chute. Neither was hurt. Mr and Mrs Louis Schmit and family of Hopkins, Minn, visited from Saturday night through Sunday at the Lyle England home and attended comfirmation services for Barbara England at the Methodist church at Fenton on Sunday. Sunday callers were Mr and Mrs Lloyd Paris of Armstrong. Mrs Schmit is Mrs England's sister and Mrs Paris is her brother. the German Reform Church in Buffalo Center for Mrs Everett Krull, who for many years was a resident of Buffalo Center where Mr and Mrs Curtis formerly lived. Announcement has been made that Steve Allen, Spencer, sportscaster at KICD, will appear as guest speaker at the Father-Son Athletic banquet at the Swea City school April 24. Mr and Mrs Cecil Keith and daughter, Barbara, of Minneapolis visited several days with Mrs Keith's mother, Mrs Anna Dahl, and other relatives. Mr and Mrs Keith returned home Sunday, while Barbara will remain for a week's visit. Mr and Mrs Frank Smouse visited Sunday with relatives in Grand Meadow, Minn. Easter Sunday services at Immanuel Lutheran Church begin with the sunrise service at 6:30: Following the sunrise service, the Easter breakfast will be served by the Young Women's Missionary Society. Sunday school will be at 10 a.m. and Festive Worship at 11. Mr and Mrs Kenneth Patterson attended the funeral Wednesday of Mr Patterson's uncle, Mi- trying Nelson, prominent Lake Mills businessman who died Saturday following a heart attack. Seneca P. T. A. Hears Travel . Talk By Doctor S.eneca — The Seneca P.T.A held its last meeting of the current school year Monday evening at the school gymnasium with a very good attendance. The speaker for the evening was Dr. Turner of Armstrong who told of his experiences while on duty in Germany. He showed slides of many of the interesting places and things which he. had seen while traveling through Bavaria, France, Belguim, Switzerland, Holland and Italy. During ihe business meeting*' the group named a committee* Raymond Bcrgum and Mr and Mrs John Struecker who will help plan the PTA program for next year. The group also voted to spend what money was left in the treasury on playground equipment. Fred Johannesen, Clar-i cnce Mena and Tea Jensen were named on a committee to purchase the equipment. Refreshments were served by the Norbert Thilges, Fred Johan- nesens, John Johannesens, Wm. Dorseys, Verle Smiths, Robert' Fortneys and Ervin Vottelers. Blekjer Hostesses Mrs Fred Jensen and Mrs Otto PIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH a complete home laundry ONLY 27 WIDE! EASY combination WASHER-DRYER , . . and that's just one of the many reasons why (be EASY Combination answers every washday problem you ever had! It's the Most For the Least — Fpr All Home Washing! newjpope/ . . . then VISIT OUR STORE AND WATCH IT PERFORM I Small Down Payment Monthly Payments B EEC HER APPLIANCES /The Wildest Trader In Town" Progress in PlMrmiU'f Until The Year 1617 ... — medicines were sold in England in combined grocery- apothecary shpps. About that time, full realization that "pharmacy" means the science of preparing, preserving and compounding medicines, according to physicians' prescriptions, caused this situation, to be changed, with resultant tremendous improvement in longevity and' general health standards. Here, in Algona, we work 'hand fin hand' with your physician to assure you of carefully, accurately compounded prescriptions. .'.'•',' THUENTE PHARMACY Phone CY 4-2528 OUR BUSINESS IS PROTECTING YOUR HEALTH ' NO. 3 OF A SERIES HOME OF MR AND MRS PHIL DIAMOND Another ALGONA Home Gets LENNOX Warm-Air Comfort HEATING WORRIES and furnace-tending chores will never bother the family living here 1 A NEW, automatic LENNOX warm air furnace gives this extra large house modern comfort and fuel-saving economy with noiseless heating, making living a new pleasure in this home. ' WHY DON'T YOU, too,,plan now to enjoy this modern heating comfort. Whether you're planning on building a new house or modernizing your present one. we would be happy to discuss our LENNOX Aire-Flo Heating System with you, . ; ,. AND COMPLETE PLUMBING FIXTURES .1 :> . •• • •• •• . •• ; AND INSTALLATION BY L S. PLUMBING & HEATING Your Certified LENNOX Dealer - Expert Phone CY 4-2104 12 N. Dodge, Algona Opn't miss Plymputh's two grlit TV prpgranis; LawrenceYelk's "Top Tunes and New Tglsnt" an4 "The'Ray AnthflnyfShQW," See TV ssctioo fer «nw ahd AMERICA SURE LOVES A WINNER! No motor car in modem history has ever 'U.S.A.! See why for youraelfl Trrtlje supreme floating l\m$y of bounce <?*• jounce on the worst roads ,;, BO toad- *dvanc«* ! ,£ow;jw ! « : a# f - and you'll see why in all TQWO»*Ail?s iUste»**aar «

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