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6-Affldna (la.) Upper Des Moine* Tuesday, Saptemker 7, 1954 Tidbits From Evelyn Whal a town Algona is this year—just think of the activities. A new Court House, new Catholic church, hew street lights, gas mains, parking meters, and a centennial celebration Won't it be wonderful when the town quiets d,own and everything is orderly again? Cement drills making such awful noises, parkings and alleys disfigured, sidewalks downtown scarred with "pock" marks where the old lights have been. • * * * Mary Beiser has cause to be disgruntled over the gas ditches. They were poorly lighted down her way and she fell in one and cracked her ribs. Others complain of the grass being ruined,but after all, ribs are more important and certainly more painful. * » * When I read of the man at Fen- km who was routed out of bed by his wife to see what flashes •f light meant and he discovered a firefly in a cob-web, I thought what, a good "Dagwood" story that would be. Quite in line with the antics of the Bumsteads. » » * Thank you Doris Long Pitcher, Caroline Doxsee Woodhams and Janet Zerfass Vefveer for your messages. It is. always nice to get letters and cards and I do thank you for your compliments. Caroline, you remember things so well in spite of the many years you have been gone. Isn't it amazing how scattered we become — Doris in Pennsylvania, Janet in Hawaii, Caroline in California, and I—right here in lil' oi' Aleona. <• « * This isn't about the "doggie in the window". This is about the doggie in the show case at the Kossuth county fair. The little doggie was placed there for safe-keeping, and lo-when Mrs Elizabeth Post went to collect the little doggie, he wasn't there— FRIGIDAIRE ELECTRIC DEHUMIDIFIERS Bad They Are! Damp t Basements - Keep Them Dry ... A Compact, Guaranteed Unit With The Always Reliable Name FRIGIDAIRE UNIT COMPLETE 133 95 Your Frigidaire Headquarters ESTABLISHED 1925 ALGONA HewI'MaitMess'Heaiing! DUO-THERM OIL HOME HEATERS WITH EXCLUSIVE ELECTRIC No matches needed! All you do I* turn the dial. Electric SEU'-lighter lights your healer. Available in 2 heaHng capacities Duo-Therm Oil Heaters From $59.95 ANO he couldn't get away uridef his own power, for he Was a little black stuffed doggie Dick had won for his kiddies and had placed in his mother's custody. Anyone ssen a little 'doggie?, * * * Mr* Harry Cutler has a cousin Mrs Jack Ryan who was here oh a recent vsit. She came from SOUR LAKE, Texas. How in the world did such a name become attached to a town in that wonderful state of Texas? Some one got careless I think. Such a paradise as Texas, according to Texans, should never have been called such a name. < * * * When Mr and Mrs W. A. Foster and their son-in-law and daughter Mr and Mrs Wesley Bartlett were in Fort Dodge recently, dinner guests of Mr and Mrs Dallas Foster, Dallas mentioned thej- had recently purchased their house of Mr and Mrs Bowles. Fern asked, "E. A. Bowles?" "Yes," he replied. Well, the E. A. Bowles formerly lived here and will be well remembered by many. They are good friends of the Fosters. Life is full of strange coincidences. * * ' * I'm looking forward to an afternoon at Hazel Burns when she gets her kitchen all shipshape and ready for .inspection. I love seeing remodeled places and am even interested in the enclosed porch Fred Peterson is fixing across the street. It looks very cozy and certainly will be a comfort when winter comes and no snow can pile up in great heaps. It will be a good refuge against next years flies and mosquitoes, too. • * * » Aa a part of their vacation Mr and Mrs Lloyd Bohannon visited the furniture mart in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They do a lot of advertising in "House Beautiful." I asked her if she got a lot of new ideas. Her answer was an • enthusiastic "Yes" and, she 3}OJM pun UMop ;n3u IBS \ n pappe them a letter when I got home." I didn't ask what she was interested in. As for me, I could do with a complete switch over, from cellar to attic and all the roo'ms between. Is Santa Claus listening? » » • Mrs Loreita Giffin and her son-in-law and daughter Mr and Mrs Don Boevers and Penny spent a part of their vacation at the Black Hills and saw Mount Rushmore. It is hard for those who have not seen it to picture the size of the images but when she says Washington's nose is 20 feet long and a man could stand in' Lincoln's eye, one begins to get a slight impression of the magnitude. Here are excerpts from two letters I have had recently, one from a cousin, one from a triend. Let it be a lesson to those of you who may be contemplating leav^ ing Algona. "Algona is not a town, it is a disease which one contracts and from which no one has ever recovered." "I believe that 95 percent of the middle aged people who leave the old home town are unhappy.' 1 Well, at any rate it gives one opportunity for debate. Cancer Group Meets Here Pictured above are Mrs Delmar Angus of Hurt Frank McTigue of Fort Dodge, and x Mrs Ffed .Genrich of. Lone Rock/three of those who attended a meeting, of the Cancer Society Aug. 27 at the Algona Hotel, as plans were made for the annual drive for funds to combat cancer. Mrs Angus represented the Farm Bureau, Mr McTigue is state president of the. Iowa division of the American Cancer Society, and Mrs Genrich is chairman for the south' half of Kossuih County. ' '" */• " ' j •- ..' . I haven't given you any old time items for awhile. Let's se<, what was going on in 1912: Headlines—"Great Orchestra is Coming." The Minneapolis symphony orchestra was to be here November 26 under the*auspices of the Library Aid society. — C B. Murtagh, for secretary of state, won by 677 votes over Allen — "New Creamery for Algona" — Short Course Closes. Mrs Louise Campbell of Ames was instructor. Sessions were held in the G.A.R. (Legion) hall. A contest was held on the best planned menus, considering nutrition, balanced rations and economy. Mrs F. A. Smiley and Mrs Leroy Barton tied for first pl-ace and Viola Mann won second. Girl prize winners were Anna Speicher 991;., _ Abbie Anderson, (daughter of Mrs Rose Anderson) 09 — Blanche Kenyon (sister of Mrs Zada Naudain) 94 — Anna Geige (.sister of Fred) 88 — Eva Browi (Mrs Bill Dailey) 87 Vz — The irst paving was estimated — Bancroft columns mentioned tha Vlrs Agnes Laidley had won th<election for recorder's office unc would move to Algona as sooi as a suitable dwelling could br touncl. Guess that's enough for thi time. Win Honors At Fair 1 Wanda Jacobson i?nd Caroline Ban wart members df the local Do-R-Best 4-H girls club and the senior demonstration team from the club, placed among the first three in the county at the Humboldt County Fair this past week and will give their demonstration Planning Plaids at the Dairy Cattle Congress at Waterloo. Several piano students of Mrs Lewis Bergum took part in the piano recital held Sunday afternoon in the Lutheran Church in Bode. Those from Ottosen-were Martha and Ruth Usher, Phyllis Bell and Neil Wehrspann. Par-- ents who attended were Mr and Mrs Donald Usher, Mrs Irl Bell and Mrs Raymond Wehrspann. Recent guests at the Chester Alme home to celebrate Mr Alme's birthday were Mr and Mrs Jesse Blanchard, Jr. and family, Mr and Mrs Harlan Blan g chard, Mr and Mrs Don Blanchard and family, Mr and Mrs Alfred Schultz and family, and Mrs Maude Blanchard'all of'Lone Rock. Mrs Maude Blanchard remained for a few day's visit. Mr and Mrs Merle Holt and family, Mr and Mrs -Loran Daniel and Douglas and Margaret Holt attended the Edwards family reunion held Sunday at Harrison park in Emmetsburg. There were 53 present. RevJ. O.,Wangberg arid daughter Martha of Council Bluffs called on friends Wednesday. Rev Wangberg was formerly pastor of the local Trinity Lutheran church. The Watnem family held a reunion at Emmetsburg Sunday Attending from this area Mr and Mrs Percy Watnem and sons Randy, Bruce, Allen and Paul Watnem of. Fort Leonarc Wood, Mo. who is home on a short -furlough, Lois Bell of Ottosen Ar and Mrs Ed Nessen and family if West Bend, and Mr and Mrs Hanley Keith and sons o" p ocahontas. Mr and Mrs Ray Rosenbaum and son of Pratt, Kansas, spen Tuesday and Wednesday at the Vincent Salz^ho'me. The two mew were in'the service together. Sunday evening visitors at the Salz home were Mr and Mrs George Kjar of-West Bend. Mr and Mrs .Enoch Enbckson of Ottawa, 111., were overnight guests ^Saturday at the Peter Enockson home. ...EASY TERMS Exclusive Duo-Therm fine furniture styling! • More heat, cleaner heat, from every drop of oil—with Duo-Therm's exclusive Dual Chamber Burner, • Fine furniture styling, beautiful mahogany finish. • Forced-beat circulation and fuel savings up to 25% with Duo-Therm's exclusive Automatic POWERt AIR Blower. f 2 wide-opening doors for radiant heat. Healthful humidifier. Special Waste Stopper. Handy waist-high control. Have matchless comfort this winter and years to corner $ee tbis new Dup-Therm Windsor now, HALL-STRAHORN HARDWARE Th* Hardware Siore On The North Side Of The Street SAVINGS ACCOUNT BOOK Is A Good Book FOR CHILDREN and Adults! The sooner ydur children learn the habits of thrift with their own savings accounts, the more successful they'll be all through their,lives. A convenient amount will open your child's insured account here. (And is a savings "account passbook among your good books?) NOW PAYING 2!/2% Accounts insured Up to $10,000 Home Federal Savings & Loan Association Since 1917 AlQona, Iowa ANNOUCEMENT This is to announce that I have secured the services of Dr. Harold W. Erickson to assist me in my practice of Optometry. Dr. Erickson has had special training in visual problems of children and is thoroughly experienced in all phases of the profession. Dr. F. E. Sawyer IT'S ALWAYS CHRIS CHI LIES „—• '//* M _ » *^*_ • f • yov) tor 1 This store has always been famous for its piece goods department. It has always been the home of yard goods with that "different" look. This Fall, with home /dress making booming, we are prepared to show you a/truly OUTSTANDING line of fine fabrics. If you want your dress or your daughters to really be a "stand-out" in the Fall Fashion Parade, buy it at CHRIS- CHILLES' where selections are large, assortments are varied and prices always reasonable.- Unusual patterns in wanted goods—that's our slogan; wrinkle-shed gingham 93c stolid and printed corduroys . 1.19-1.69 authentic plaid woolens 4.75 washable rayon and nylon blend, 1.95 rayon and acqtate flannels L59 100% wool imported tweeds ____ 4.75 Bates disciplined cottons __ 1.29 - 1.39 cotton tweeds • — '• 1-25 Presbyterians Plan A Bazaar At Ottosen Ottosen—The Presbyterian Ladies Aid met Friday afternoon in the church parlors with Mrs Irl 3ell and Mrs Sam Kropf as hostesses. Twelve members answered roll call. Mrs William Cooper ead thanks notes and Mrs G. I. Purdy and Mrs Ralph RirharcLs .•ead letters from Indian Mission- dries, Mr and Mrs Gray at Chine, Ariz. Doris Shipley and Mrs Earl Long read articles. The date f October 6 has been set for the annual bazaar. The next meeting will be September 17 with Mrs Eugene Hofius and Mrs William Cooper hostesses. At Silver Wedding Mr and Mrs Donald Larson am Marilyn, Mr and Mrs Ralph Jacobson and Family, Mr and Mr» John Vinaas and daughter Janice Ronald Vinaas all of Oltosen unc Mr and Mrs Conrad Johnson o Humboldt attended trie silver wedding open house honoring M and Mrs Everett Nash at thei home at Emmoas, Minn. Sunday jhose who call on us rightfully expect the greatest measure of satisfaction ...reasonable price ...complete understanding e • • • o superb settings 1 for fall This store is becoming recognized as the leading drapery store in this territory. We carry a large stocK, buy froni three of the largest manufacturers in the United States and give a PERSONAL SERVICE, second to none. Let us solve your drapery- problems. -We are ex perts. Prices are LOW.