The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 25, 1954 · Page 20
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\ ?V*j)*; __>»?, t' - & «SifV i— v> "t ':; Vff' - ,*\ a.) Upptr DM Mdtn«i Tuesday, May 25, .1954 'tidbits From Evelyn ago the p{flne« families —(-..« together in log cabins. *aen cattie the frame houses and a sprinkling of brick dwellings. Now the "colonists'? live in trailer Houses and at Challstrom Beach at the Okobojis there is an Al- me. gOna colony-composed of Mr and Mrs Russell; Cookj Mr and Mrs Charles LaBarre,'.'Mr and-Mrs E. H. Pittman, Mr and Mrs Howard Platt, v Mr and Mrs Gaylord Shumway ! and Mr and Mrs Leo Swanson. • It is still early in the season so there may be others who will join. the group. Even a tent wouldn't be so bad. those of >you who neglected io attend the art exhibit at the high school missed a real treat. I 'had not-seen an,exhibit In some time and was amazed at the lovely things shown. There is a lot of taleht in , thfa|. town 'and there were ever so many articles I'd like to have picked up and brought home with . me. Some lovely ceramic pieces, gorgeous aprons so dainty'and even though they were meant for use at a bridal reception, nevertheless they would give pleasure just to look at now and then. I especially liked the old mill picture. It was" taken frOm the river side— showed 'ithe ,pld wooden bridge. I •• hive ; a very 'good picture taken from the bridge 1 side in front and Mr Lambersori, -grandfather of Zada Brunsbn sits on'the roof. I remarked at one time hp must have been doing a Noah act-looking for dry land, for the picture was ,taken at a flood period .and there Was "water,' water everywhere, and not a drop to drink." ••'•.'.'•• • • There have been so many stories of.lost articles, jewelry in particular, the impression might be given that Algona folks .are very careless, with their possessions. 1 don't believe .that, .but one story leads tp.another and here is one to add tp the list. A local resident wanted a pearl necklace to wear with .a, certain costume ana When- she looked for it, it was gone. Quite an intensive search proved fruitless. Out on the street, she felt something hitting against her knees but she wai not in a place where she could investigate the cause. Upon arrival home she took off the dress and there caught, in the button hole of the;dress fashioned with a 'buttoned, front from top to hem,-was the missing necklace. She hadn't completely unbuttoned the frock when she took it off at it's last wearing, hence had yiot opened it to don it, so the necklace had swung . back and forth from it's place of anchorage near the hem line- • .'. * ' * • * If you notice some gray hairs on Harold Jergenson's curly pate you won't be surprised when . tell you'of the-ninety minutes o finxiet'y he' endured recently When with a group, which,-included his. oldest son Kent, he was at-the Camporee held at Peterson a few weeks ago. Kent came up niissing, The area covered some 160 acres of hills and valleys, tall dead weeds', and shrubs, and a river along Which Harold searched with growing fear. When the lad was found on a hill-top there was great rejoicing, but a very subdued .little boy had little to say and upon reaching home went quietly to bed, to reflect on his luck, no doubt. Kent has always been a very good child, had never run away like so many children do and neighbors used to marvel that so small a child could be trusted to stay in bounds set forth by his mother. And this time, Kent had no intentions of not obeying orders, In his en- thi"!iasm to "swap" the small articles each boy was requested to carry in • his pockets to exchange with other lads from other troops, he covered the ground faster than he realized, and then, there he was, in the middle of a vast, unkown area. I somehow have a hunch Kent wasn't even scolded, his father being so thankful to have him back safely. "All's well that ends well." believe that a little curly hftired cherub 1 knew in what seems so few years ago has grown up to the extent of LONG nylons and a garter belt. Well, bless her heart, she's still a sweet "little girl" to This letter to me from Ruth Suckow Nuhn will be interesting to those who have read her books and who, like I, were classmates. My association with her was way back in the first to third grades. "Thanks for sending me the centennial invitation. I wish very much that I could be at the "CoJ- fee"—but it won't be possible for me to be in the Middlewest at that time. — I am wondering if you remember the "Band of Mercy" which we little girls organized in Algona? As I recall it, if we Saw, a delivery man whipping a horse, we were to run out into the street and shout, "You stop that!" Caroline Doxsee (Woodhams) and one or two other girls went to the millinery shop to ask that birds shouldn't be used to trim hats, and to the grocery store to ask that coconuts shouldn't be sold because they were "monkey eggs." » * * Little Ann Seger was junior brides maid at the recent marriage of her sister Ruth to Larry Leneaugh and performed her part most creditably. To her family she remarked, "I smiled my very • 'at the REVERSAL." * * * Mrs Hans Presthus is going to pend a very nice summer this fear for she will be with her bro- her-in-law and sister Mr and Mrs Harry Vahldjeck at Hi Lake much of th£ summer. Several rnonths. aeo Mr and Mrs Vahl- dieck.of Ringsted, took aver an area near Wallingford on highway B and have built four cabins, i lunch room with snack bar. mve ten boats for rental and can also furnish plenty of bait. Mr Vahldieck, a lapidary, has a fine collection of agates which he will -nount in pieces of jewelry, rings, sracelets or what suits ones fancy. 3e took up this work as a hobby and has gained quite a reputation 'or fine work. Around the site are various rocks and stones jathered from many places, some at' great distances, which add to ,he attractions and are interest- ng to view. Also in his, collect- on of interesting articles are an- ;ique guns. The location being quite close should prove to be a very popular resort, for those who plan brief outings. « * • 1907 Memories A few items back in 1907—Mr and Mrs Joe Misbach (parents of Leighton) leave today to Marengo to visit his old home. From there Joe goes to Chicago and thence to Jamestown to attend the Nat ional- Council of Red Men to Which he is a delegate. — Elmer Taylor was passenger to Mason City today to consult a specialist for some ailment of the nose. — H. S. Dailey and wife drove over from Whittemore Sunday and spent the day at the home of his father Thos. Dailey. Harv is one of Kossuth county's best auctioneers and is in training for ttye coming year. — One of the worst losses on account of the electrical storm Sunday night was the dam- Ah, this "growing up." I can't age sustained by Henry Frambach a few miles south east of Whittemore. His big barn, six horses, fifteen ton of hay and all tiis farm machinery was burned. As he had on the property only $600 of insurance the loss is a serious one. Mrs A. L. Peterson and Ralph are. expected home today after an absence of ten weeks. They went first to Denver and then to Santa Rosa, Calif., where they spent the greater part of the summer at the home of Mrs Peterson's parents. The past few weeks they have been in Tacoma with relatives. — There is a jolly crowd of Algona young people spending the week at Qkoboji. 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