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Algona, Iowa
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Tidbits From £ve/y/i Well, il'g all over and we can settle down to the even tenor of our ways. But wasn't' it fun while it lasted? It's, wonderful to see friends bf by-gone gear's and fun to talk With those whom we .see more frequdntly. And J never heard so much jabbering in my life! Exclamations of delight and a few brief sentences, then the friend is replaced by another^and so it went, one after another and STILL there were sorng I did not see. 'Yes, It's the centennial celebration I am talking about and the class reunions at the armory. i On every hand I have heard nothing but praise of the whole affair, the hospitality and good fellowship, on through the whole celebration from beginning to end. One 1 person said, "Wouldn't it be fine to have .something of this sort every year or two—not wait for another twenty-five years." J said, "You'd better not let any of the committee hear that. Right now they are tired enough to sit back and rest on their laurels. A remark suggest- y ing another celebration might get 'you shot at sunrise, or sooner." * * • * There's no use growing morbid over the thoughts of the ones who can never again come back for anniversaries but my thoughts do stray back to the diamond jubilee and the many Who have gone to the Great Beyond. There will be many more added to the list before another twenty-five years pass, and with all the 'changes in the past twenty-five years, one can hardly vizualize the changes r which will take place in the next twenty-five. « • • • ' To the class of 1907 goes iop honors, for out of nineteen^ graduates, seventeen were here. Also it is remarkable 'that all the graduates are living. * * 'The Class of 1929 had a fine representation too. . Alas, -my class with its record for having been the largest class ever graduated up to that time, forty-six of us, of' the forty-one living, only about a fourth were here. butts, make it a target for his chewing tobacco "over-flow" and general comfort. Yes, we had oh* but it was a rule in our family that Papa clean his own. 'I am happy to say it was discarded by the time I was about ten years old. He continued smoking, but the cigar butts and ,pipe ashes found their way to the coal hod and the "spitoon" was stowed in the attic and then to the dump. It Was quite an ornate commodity and would have made -a good jadinere. * * * I had thought canntster set's, or castors, were quite rare and have taken great pride in the possession I have, but I saw at least half a dozen, none as pretty as mine (and; I speak modestly, with' no boasting). * '* / * I was left dizzy trying to find the hand painted button mother sold to Mrs Eva Wille but it was like, looking for a needle in a hay-stack. It is about the size of, a quarter, has little rose buds painted on it. It was one of a set of three that my aunt Eva Cady Goddard gave mother years ago. Shirt-waists Were the fashion and these buttons had little knobs on 'the back which were to be thrust through eyelets to hold them in place. Then to be kept more secure and with no danger of. loss, the Buttons were fastened together with string behind the pleat and inside so it didn't show. I have the two and had intended to have brooches made—Just never got around to it. Among the 'many callers I have had the past week was C. A. Norwood of Tacoma, Wash. He told me about the daffodil and apple blossom festivals held there. He also said he had at one time beer paid one cent per item by Mr Hinchon for his paper, the "Algona Courier." He also said he had passed out the programs for the iirst show given in the "Call 1 theatre—"Glo'riana", which was a' perfect flop—the actors were considerbly under the influence of strong beverage. And that, on top of all the elegance of the "opera" hats aftd wraps made. Mrs S. E. Mahon gave me a most interesting account of all this. * ' * * ' M* and Mrs Harold Erpelding could very well add red, white and blue ribbons to the pink ones that adorn the little "package" delivered to them July 2 at St. Ann - hospital, said "package having been named Jane Marie. She is quite a little "fire-crackor," this "Yankee Doodle Daughter" and should have waited till July 4th, but like many, she was in a hurry to get here and see what was going on in this big, Wide, beautiful world. July 2 is close enough to our Natipnal Holiday tb give her the right to have been named Liberty. The little "sky-rocket" has a sister Becky Ann and the grandparents are Mr and Mrs John Erpelding and Mr and Mrs Lyle Steele who think she is a little "sparkler". This little package of dynamite weighed eight pounds and one ounce and already has probably set off plenty of .fireworks for babies DO have a way of show- ng their "Independence" of act- on and ideas. * ' I remarked lo several thai we'd lave to wrap our throats in I red lannel after taking so much July 4, 5 and 6, but Sherm Little went me one better. He and his wife Sstelle were at the class breakfast but didn't stay very long. Sherm was feeling very "low" and had to have a doctor who orderd him to bed for twenty-four hours then more on top of that. Sherm had an infection. He had a business appointment in Chicago and leff before he was really fit. * * \» Lou Kresensky finally collected the Panama hat he left here a year ago, but while he was visiting with me his sister Alice Weis- Wod phoned to tell him he had left his tobacco pouch there. Lou said his wife had made a list for him and he checked and doubled checked before he left Alice, but the wife had FORGOTTEN to list the pouch—so how was. a mere husband to know when he had all his belongings. So Alice may have a souvenir of his visit for a year too. Did you get one of the orchids drastically reduced prices. I had a telegram from Florence audie £ ce particularly' the Jadies, Patterson Howard of Phoenix h had '^ ne to great lengths to Ariz., which read "Greetings and have :elegant frocks' and proper love to the members of the class " of 1910. Wish I .could be with you." Dr. Harry. Jenkinson of Iowa City and answered my Invitation saying he hoped to be able to be here but couldn't plan on it too much. Then a phone call from his sister said) the was unable to be here, and again, just outside the armory; his 'brother Glen expressed his regrets and Harry's that it was not possible for him to come. So it was with great surprise and delight I saw him a scant half hour later and had a nice visit with him. I always remember his patience \n .loaning his jack-knife; to.*anyqne who asked for it. It was kept so sharp and did such a good job of sharpening pencils. Can't you see us, you 1910 r ers, walking up to Miss Coate's rostrum where the big waste basket set, and standing there with our pencils—getting them ready for a class we probably hated to attend. I am sure many times the pencil business was merely an. excuse for loitering and evading the getting down to actual class work. All who are guilty raise your hand! * * * Miss Coate would have bser gratified, I am sure, if she coulc have known how many times hei name was mentioned. It would have been an even happier meet-' ing if we oldsters could have had her with us. The younger, ones don't knoW what they have missed. There will never be another "Miss Coate". * * * I think the Annis exhibit interested and amused me more than other, fine as they were, There were so many things that took me back to my childhood. That article under the bed, for instance and the crocheted "husher". The clink of a china lid was considered most embarrassing, but now when the sound of flushing water can bn heard for a considerable distance, no one bats an eye or feels discomforted. The china jar near the "wash stand" was another interesting tern. How many times I have performed my ablutions at a "wash stand fitted out with the bowl and pitcher and poured the used water into the "slop jar" or "combine! if one wanted to be" more elegant. » » • Time ran out on Mabel Livingston and me the afternoon we viewed the windows and there were a few we didn't get to see. I was hoping the windows woulri not be dismantled so soon and I'd have a chance to finish. What I am wondering about is the old "spitoon" or cuspidor. Was there one on exhibit? Years ago no living room.was complete without one of these pottery jinguses where Papa could drop his cigai ogether in Honolulu where they j ive and think of Algona and all he friends here. What a nice dealt was. I still have my little posy but it looks pretty limp.• . • » ' ' * (Suite frequently skeletons are dug out of closets, but it was dif- erent in the May Bowen McCan- dish family' of Port Clinton, Ohio. When May called on me we got onto the subject of skeletons, though goodness knows how Uiat came about. May has a. daughter Doris, 14, who didn't dig a skeleton out of the oldest, but she did dig it out of some ground. She s interested in archeology and when she and a neighbor dug up. a skull, she wasn't satisfied till she had excavated for the entire, structure, cleaned and assembled it. Well, each to his own hobby. I'll stick to my doll house. Not that I have even STARTED xt, but when I get to be an old, old lady, I plan to get out the doll furniture of my childhood, each piece and the family of dolls now packed away, and I intend to do a super house with all accessories. (I'll exhibit it -at the 125th celebration). * * * Hals off and orchids to Sister Mary Eileen of St.' Ann hospital, whcr, on July Fourth, requested Marjorie Orr and Marlene Ferguson, nurses, to join her in raising the flag, repeating the "Alle- gience to the Flag", and closed by singing "The Star Spangled Banner." "There," said Sister Mary Eileen at the close of this service, "It can't be said we were not patriotic." Would that every American citizen be as Country Conscious as were these women. * * * Here is a condensed letter ,1 .•eceived last week from Mrs John ?. Sanders of Sacramento, Calif. Mrs Sanders Was formerly Mrs E. ttelson and he sons Leroy and Frnncis live here. The son Harold is sick and a patient at the Veterans' hospital at Oakland, Calif. "He has been in the hospital for over two months and gets pretty discouraged and lonely. I thought if a few of his former friends and acquaintances would just drop him a card or write him a letter it would help cheer him a little. He is confined,to bed at present and unable to get around without help." His address is Harold J. Nelson, Veterans' Hospital, 3rd floor. East Wing, 13th and Harrison, Oakland, Cal. Mrs Sanders explained that she formerly lived here and her husband Was with the .W. camp here, later moving t,i Mason City, thence to Sacramento where they have purchased a home. * * * My one regret about the centennial celebration—r didn't get downtown to hear Bill Austin. He is one of my favorite radio entertainers and I had expected to hear him. The day, was SO hot, I did not have the courage to go out of the hoflse. I wonder how h? managed to do his "bits." Too bad it couldn't have been a more Guests Over Fourth Dinner 'guests at the R. A. Behnke home Sunday, July 4, were Ruth Ann Behnke and Bee Malmanger of Chicago, 111., Rev and Mrs H. A. Roschke and children of Wavcrty, Mr and Mrs Harold Behnke and Philip of Perry, and Mr and Mrs Herman Behnke and daughters of Whittemore. Guests At Lone Rock Mr and Mrs Kenneth Richards and little son Billy were dinner guests Wednesday evening of Mr and Mrs Frank Richards at Lone Rock. It was a birthday celebration for Frank. Other guest' were the respective parents Mr and Mrs M. O. Richards of Lone Rock, Mr and Mrs Ditsworlh of Bancroft, a sister of Mrs Frank Richards of Austin, Minn., and Mr and Mrs Orland of Ft. Dodge. Faber Girls 4-H Hostesses The Burt Blackbirds 4-H club met July 7 at the home of Kathleen and Rosella Faber with ten members present. Rosella reported bn the 4-H convention at pleasant day. My favorite pro- Tuesday, July 20, 1954 Algona (fa.) Upp*f DM Matnat-3 gram is Bill and the Songfellows. ~ ~~~ "'"""' '"*' * * « Here's to 19791 (Sounds like the end of the world, doesn't it? Ames, and demonstrations on freezing vegetables, meats and fruits were given by Kathleen and Roselln, and Lois Lichler, following which luncheon was served by the hostesses. The group met again at the Faber home July 10 to bake bread. A picnic and swimming party was scheduled for July 15, and Achievement Day will be observed July 28 at the home of Mrs Lawrence Dittmer. Danielsen Infant Baptised Dianne Rose Danielsen, infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Arnold Danielsen of Algona, was baptised Sunday, July 4, at Trinity Lutheran church. Rev. L. H. Loesch officiated at the baptismal rites, and sponsors were Mr and Mrs Andrew Miller of Cedar Rapids and Mrs Rose Hansen of Sexton. A family dinner was served at the Danielsen home afterwards in honor of the occasion. Honor H. Thompsons Mr and Mrs Hershel Thompson, former residents here now living at Cottonwool, Ariz,, were honored at dinner Tuesday evening, July 6, at the Johnson Hous^ by friends Mr and Mrs J. B. Asa!, Mr and Mrs Anton Didriksen, Mr and Mi's Max Miller, Mr and Mrs Clinton Lighter, Mr and Mrs John Thompson, and Mrs Leonard Malueg. Entertains Classmates Mrs Howard Platt entertained members of her class of 1924 at supper last week Monday follow* ing the parade. Guests were Roby Miner Walker of Long Beach, Calif., Opal Biggs Wittfl- ker of Lincoln, Neb., Lavina Win* kel Lacina of Iowa City, Katherine VanNess Hoenk and Zelba Hardgrove Brown. A Doctor For Ringsted The Ringsted community is getting a medical doctor. He is Dr. Clyde Smith of Omaha, Neb., who will practice both medicine and surgery. Dr. and Mrs Smith are moving to Ringsted and Dr. Smith planned to start July 15. HP hns just completed his internship at St. Joseph hospital in Sioux City. Dr. Smith is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, World War II, during which he saw action in the South Pacific and received many medals for his service. He attended pre-med school at Creighton University and medicine at Creighton University of Medicine, Omaha, Neb., graduating June 6, 1953. Louisana's state capitol building at Baton Rouge, is the tallest in the nation. Jan Verveer and Donna White had flown here to pass"'am9ng the Monday July 5th breakfasters? I did. The girls had them flown here especially for the occasion and said they were, going to get- REMOVAL SALE We're moving soon into our new location on Stale Street, so here's your chance lo cash in on some big savings. We must reduce our stock — come in and buy your needs at Table of Bargains Example: Watch Bands '/2 Off Earrings 59c Identification BRACELETS Formerly $15.95 UP TO $8.50 50% Off! A GENEROUS ALLOWANCE ON YOUR OLD WACTH! IN TRADE FOR A NEW WRIST WATCH Come in and Save Yourself Some Money! 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