The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 16, 1957 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 16, 1957
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May 16,1957 Hlgonn Upper May 16,1957 ATTENTION POULTRYMEN In spita of the reported Inereate In Chick Sales and Order* this spring, we ore able to offer you a contract FOR NOriESS THAN SOc per dozen the year around, We Have Averaged Over 60c Per Dez. Over The Past Two Years. FLOCKOWNERS REPORT OVER $3 PER HEN PROFIT PER YEAR If Interested, Call or Write Us / IOWA BROILER EGGS BURT, IOWA PHONE 167 (9tf) Behind The Movie Sets BUDtJTMASOH Hollywood, Calif. — "Fine thing! Paul Revere, one of Uncle Sam's biggest hero-fellers, ridin 'on an English saddle!" The lanky horse wrangler spat in disgust. Since early that morning, the cowpoke had been \laylaying anyone on the Walt Disney picture, "Johnny Tremain" who happened to pass the horso picket-line. He was certain that Paul Revere should be mounted on a typically American, Westefn saddle. Patiently, the actors and crew that he button-holed tried to explain that Western saddles didn't even exist at the time of Revere's famous ride. For that matter, they pointed out, there was no West, as we know it today. They might as well have tried to convince the horse! As a final clincher for hie losing argument, the cowboy groaned, "All right! ALL RIGHT! So Western saddles wasn't invent- REPEAT By Request!! END CURL 5.00 SPOT CURLS 3.75 SHAMPOO and WAVE 1.50 HAIRCUTS ___ ___ 1.00 up TWIN-CO BEATUY PARLOR Laing Hotel Phone CY 4-2221 ed then. Hows about geftifi* a license to use one? 1 Worked on lotsa pictures where things was done that aint really done. They* always say, 'I guess we kin take that license and do it the way we planned! If they kin take put a license to do a thing that's impossible, or jest aint done, why can't we?" * * » There's an answer to the wrangler's question. A very definite, living answer — and it's Walt. Disney! Although the romantic leads in "Johnny Tremain'' are fictional, their love story is played against the background of America's momentous War of Independence. And, Walt Disney insisted on complete historic accuracy in every minute detail Few pictures can boast as extensive research as this film received. * • • Hal Stalmaster, as Johnny Tremain, and Luanna Patten, as Cilia Lapham ,his courageous sweetheart, enact their romance in an authentic Bostonian setting of the period in which our struggle for Independence wa?. born* In the story, they are behuid-the* scenes witnesses of events that were to change the course of history and alter the face of the globe. Not a single dramatic license has been taken with history. Any professor of American History could safely show "Johnny Tremain" in his classroom and use it as study material, the research was that thorough. * * * True, there were problems, such as the question of whether Paul Revere ever reached Concord to warm the colonists. Most history books tell of Reyere'p capture after reaching Lexington and say he was later released. Others claim he rode from Boston all the way to Concord. In as much as neither version could be proven absolutely right, Walter Sande, who plays Paul x Revers, is only shown on that part of the ride that lies between Boston and Lexington. In breath-taking Technicolor scenes, Paul Revere is seen row- An Algeria Art Colony From 1890 Produced Fine Talent ing across the Charles River from Boston, then taking his famous steed, Sickle, on- his inspiring ride from the river bank to as far as Lexington. - « * * If we could have had history served up in such colored grandeur during our childhood there'd have been a lot of history authorities, today. Quiz shows would not dare to list history on their rosters of subjects! Perhaps our wrangler was worrying needlessly about that saddle. Somehow, or other, you get so interested in the Revere ride that you neglect to note little items such as saddles. And, since they didn't exist at the time, we're seasonably certain that Paul Revere didn't waste much time yearning for a Western saddle. Riverdale Rustlers St. Joe — Cathy Hilbert called the Riverdale Rustlers Unit II 4-H club together for their April meeting in St. Joe School Hall. Joann Reding was selected to give 'The Country Girls Creed" on Rally Day. Jean Reding, JoAnn Erpelding and Alice Sue Bormann were appointed as lunch committee for Rally Day. A Style Show was held at the meeting on Saturday, May 11. Charlene Thul and JoAnn Erpelding gave a demonstration and Jean Reding passed out literature. Jean Reding and her mother served a delicious lunch. Seneca Stars The regular meeting of the Seneca Stars 4-H Club was held at the home of Sharon Dprsey on May 6. There was a discussion on the Mother's Breakfast to be held at Marilyn and Carol Johannesen's on Sat. morning, May 11. Preparations were made for Rally Day. Carol Johannesen and Dorothy Petersen gave a team demonstration on putting a sleeve in an armhole. The girls Bang songs for entertainment. The Visiting mother, M«6 Larsen, was •present. Third Generation at the Wheel I "Like father, like son", the poets say, And never was it truer than in the case of a great many fine Cadillac families. For there are, in our land today, a number of families that currently boast as many as three generations at the wheel, • We mention this simply to underscore a great and dramatic truth about Cadillac—that, of tourse, is its unchanging goodness and quality. For fifty-five years, the Cadillac name has signified one and the same thing to motorists everywhere—a motor car created at the highest level that automotive science would permit. Over that time, Cadillac has attracted to the of its owners the finest list of names to be found anywhere on the American motoring scene. And, .those who have followed the path to Cadillac in 1957 are enjoying the most abundant blessings of this ceaseless crusade for quality. The new "car of cars", with coachcraft by Fleet wood, is beautiful and luxurious to an unprecedented degree. And its performance and handling ease are a revelation! Certainly, the Cadillac car has now become an even wiser investment for an even wider circle of America's motorists. If you have yet to acquaint yourself with these brilliant Cadillac virtues for 1957, your dealer will be delighted to tell you how easily you can make Cadillac a fine family custom of you^r ownl VISIT YOUR AUTHORIZED CADILLAC DEALER *Algona>4-H Club The Algona 4-H club met at the home of Paul Seiler on May 8th. They' selected Jack Frideres for camp and Wayne Arndorfer to go to short course. Kenny Arndorfer gave a talk on Different kinds of Fertilizer. IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT IT Early Grandma Moses Among Students Here By Margaret Duranl The continued interest in Miss Alice Condon's public school art projects and the exhibit from the adult art class of recent months bring to mind an almost forgotten art project of many years ago, Algona, in the middle 1890's was definitely a country town. Conveniences and improvements such as electric lights, telephone service and cement sidewalks were a number of years in the future. However, the town from its earliest days maintained a high cultural standard, consequently it was not surprising that so urban an activity as a summer art school would be attempted and would flourish for several seasons. This stemmed from the circumstance that a man by the name of Morton Coan was employed by the James Cowan building firm, the original organization of the present-day Cowan Industries. Algona became headquarters for the Coan family which consisted of Morton, his widowed mother, his younger brothet Charles an* his sister Ella, who had recently completed a course at a Cleveland, Ohio, art school She became Algona's first art supervisor, in those years referred to as a "drawing teacher". Miss Ella Coan was a practical young woman. Vacation months spent in a small town, were likely to prove rather tiresome It occurred to her that an art class would be both interesting and profitable. Fortunately the community was not virgin soil for such a project. Mrs Milton Starr, wife of an • Algona newspaper editor, had at various times given instruction in drawing and oil painting. Some of her former students were glad to continue their work under Miss Coan.,^ Recollection Of Past The story of Ella Coan and her summer art classes merits recounting not as a pleasant recollection of the past, but because, through her influence, several young people were given an objective that greatly altered their lives. In city school systems the demand for competent draw- 4-H Flag Ceremonies Yes, when you plant seed com, yoo actually forward to harvest time ,.. and the corn crop your seed will produce. So it's mighty important that you plant reliable see*d corn that gives you extra yields and easy picking. Whatever the season - wet, dry, or perfect — you can depend on Pioneer to yield the maximum com your weather and soil con produce. Pioneer is known through* out the Corn Belt for its depend* ability aod extra high yields. Plant PIONEER Seed Corn R. I, Mgwdsley „ „ __„ Algona ^rW Wt Hvwl IHFV «ff ^ •*• "^ ^ m ^ •* 1"^ ^ "•" *^ "*• "™ ™" f* **^ w ™* "IP *w ^^V-Vzl^F V im Aaron Steussy „,, „„„ Algona Eugene Kollasch ____-_--_ Bode Harold Jones - Swea City T, O. Johnson „_„„.,,.,..,_„ Swea City Walter Vaudt - — Whittemore Robinson Produce Weiley Your local Pioneer Salesman Flag ceremonies are a part of most camp programs. These campers from Kossuth County at a workshop held at the State 4-H Camp learned how to handle the American flag and 4-H banner when they are raised and lowered. From left to right — Erma Lee Deim, Algona; Mary Staudt, home economist and Lois Bentele, Wesley. ing supervisors was increasing and the field of commercial art was being enlarged. The group of course included some who considered art instruction merely a worthwhile pastime. Young ladies with future homes of their own in mind wanted attractive pictures for hanging in the front parlor. The only youthful member of the group was little Grace Lund, daughter of the ill-fated land speculator, C. L. Lund. The art class Usually met at Miss Coan's home, but that routine was occasionally varied by field trips into the country for pencil sketching. If it wasn't too far, the young gentlemen walked; the young ladies rode in fringe- top surreys. Although there was no-garden club in Algona at that time, the many well-kept flower gardens offered an attractive subject for reproduction in oil painting. Even today a group of artists, seated on a lawn with easels in front of them, would arouse some interest. One of those flower studies, a hollyhock picture, still'hangs in an Algona home. Pond lilies, gathered from sloughs not yet disturbed by large scale drainage projects, made a graceful still life study for the. classes. A pond lily picture from the art school era was among the treasured possessions of the late Veda Hedrick of Whittemore, whose father. Otto Neumann, was an authority on where to find the best pond lilies. He received the picture in payment for his services. The young ladies who wanted pretty pictures for home use usually did copy work, chiefly landscapes; trees, a green field, a house in the distance, a cow or ;wo in the foreground, or a stream and a solitary boatman. Among those whose interest in art courses continued after Miss New Brownie Cameras Starflash Camera <8S8 Starflex Camera $92§ LOWEST PRICES EVER RUSK DRUG Coan became a permanent resident of New York City was Josie Pettibone. She completed a course in public school art at Pratt Institute in New York andi for many years served as art teacher in the Algona public 'schools. In addition, she gave private lessons. She is perhaps best remembered for her oil painting of the old water mill, a familiar landmark of pioneer days. Will Purvis.'brother of the late Mrs E. J. Hough and Miss Belle Purvis, studied at the Art Institute in Chicago. His pictures were frequently included in art 'career, as an artist, could,carry go, was encouraged to develop Institute exhibits. One -of these,! a landscape (even yet quite modernistic), was 'given Jo the Algona public library. For a number of years it Hung ori the east wall of the reading room. Ellen Durant attended what i« after years was the Cummini Art School in Des Moines and also studied at the Chicago Art Institute. She gave private instruction in Spencer and in Algona, later she became a professional photographer. Early Grandma Moses Miss Coan's art class attracted one unusual student, an •> 1890 version of Grandma Moses. 'Mrs Alhenan Clarke, an almost elderly woman who lived on a farm north of Livermore,} was not content to write poetry and enjoy the music made, on various instruments by her musically inclined family. She joined the Algona art class and succeeded in pleasing her somewhat exact- • ing instructor. Had Miss Ella Coan been able to look ah^ad she would have been surprised that what was only an episode in her own career, as an artists, could carry on so far into the future, Grace Lund, during her educa» tion in private schools in Chicago, was encouraged to develppe her artistic talent. She married an artist and went to live abroad. Wood Cowan, the nationally known cartoonist, as a little boy doubtless first thought of drawing as a means of communication when he looked at his elder sister Maude's work, done in Miss Coan's class. If afterwhile the dream of long-time Algona residents comes true and we have a historical museum, let. us hope there is space provided for the work of those early day artists who re» present Miss Ella Coan's wish to share her education and her tal* ent with others. but you can protect your income frgm ygw crops witJ» . Hail and Fire insurance io .,, BOHANNON INSURANCE ,*-•««»: HWBi ftffitf mm HH VUMS AH, MI

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