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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 28

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 21, 1954
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6-Algona (Id.) Upper D«s Molne* Tuesday, December 21 , 1954 Tidbits From Evelyn I was g$v6tt a news ilem ihe other day and the woman said, "I heard Ruth Ann Clement Gerl- ling had a baby the other day, in a round about way." Her husband listening in oh the conversation remarked, "Oh, I think she probably had it in the usual way." * * * Phoenix, Ariz, has quite a settlement of ex-Algdnans and recently they got together for a day at the Otis Paddock mountain cabin. Among them were the Frenchs, the Carson Taylors, "Mrs Mary White Chase Pratt, and others. With smog in California, Arizona seems to be a favored spot. The Abner Longs of Davenport, plan to spend a few months at Phoenix, renting an apartment there and will also visit their relatives, the Taylors. They won't be going till after Jan. 1. ' • * * # Doctors had a "field day" re cently when the seven members of a card club were having shots for hepatitis after being exposed by a member. Well, better be safe than sorry and no one has time to be sick at the holiday season. * * » . Another woman said for the first time in ages she had won first prize. She figured it really should be put -in the paper—so here it is—Mary . Muckey won high score prize recently. "7. • • » My first carolers came Sunday evening and brought me a lovely Christmas decoration. A fat red candle surrounded by pine twigs a la Christmas tree, red baubles on it and set in a "block" of "snow" and placed on a tinsel- tray on which other ornaments we're fastened. It is a lovely background for the angel, complete with wings and halo. The singers were the intermediate youth group of the Methodist church. I said "Thank you" to them at the door but I'll add a second one to this item—"MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THANK YOU." * * * Mrs Imelda Engesser and her son, Danny, had a recent visitor from Milford who spent a few days here. It was Mrs Engesser's niece, Kathy Miller, daughter of Mr and Mrs Harlan Miller. (No, he isn't the Harlan Miller of "Over the Coffee.") Her parents took her to Spencer, where she boarded the train for here. In all her seven years she had never before ridden on a train and of course she was duly thrilled. • » . » From time to lime one comes up with odd names but I am sure you will agree with me this one goes near the top—ARRIS JERUSHA. The Arris is kincla 1 cute, but ,1 don't'go for Jerusha much. Still, it's no worse than Keziah. I'm willing to bet no one ever heard of Arris before, except the family of the woman of whom I am talking. • * » I phoned June Mawdsley the other day. She was in the midst of getting beef ready for the deep freeze. I said, "Now for some ox tail soup." She replied that had been thrown away. Ox tail soup is often spoken of, but frankly I never ate any. They say everything but th6 squeal of a pig is usable, but I have heard my mother lell of the time grandfather Henderson had butchered. The "hired girl" had the ears and snout all ready to put in the head cheese when my grandmother appeared on the scene, That was a little too much for heir—they were definitely OUT, but I have an idea that many a woman has made excellent head cheese with those parts added. It's the idea I guess. Now brains—I've never heen able to bring myself to eat those, but a family who lived in the apartment some time ago had them frequently and said they were a tasty delicacy. Well, maybe! And how about kidney stew? No thank you, I'd eat brains before stew. Isn't it the English who go for "kidney pie?" Ugh! ' « * * This isn't a FIRST robin story —it's a LAST one. Esther, my companion housekeeper, saw one the other day and could scarely believe her eyes. I wondered if she had been mistaken^ then Irene Corle told me she had seen one trying to pick at the few berries left on her asparagus tops. She is putting food out, arid so are we. I hope the squirrels don't beat him to the punch, I hope too he has a nice warm nest and that he has a companion who also stayed behind. . * * * I asked Mrs Alex Nielsen what they were going to, do Christmas. I thought they, might be going to Cedar Rapids to visit their son-in- lavv and daughter Mr and Mrs George Ross. She said "No, we got caught on icy roads last year and that was enough to make us cautious for all time." Chris Jensen phoned me to tell me about the fifteenth birthday party his granddaughter, Delores feisenbarth, given at his home Sunday. He got a lot of pleasure seeing the young folks have fun. I thought of the Christmas party my crowd of young folks had at Buena Reed's many years ago. We had a dinner at which the current "boy friends" were guests, then the rugs in the big parlors were rolled up and we danced to Mr Reed's fiddling. Think of it, no phonograph, no radio, no T.V., but we had as much fun—more I'd wager, than the present teenagers. • * • Thank you, Fran O'Brien, of Whittcmore, fellow columnist, for your Christmas card and greetings. With your family, and household duties, where do you find time to write? It keeps me busy and I don't have half the "chores'* you do. You are a nice family group and I am glad to make your acquaintance a la pic- lure. • * • A long, mimeographed Christmas -letter came from Doris Long Pitcher; For several years she has wirUen a detailed account of the family, Bill, Nancy and Mollie, including '.'maw" and "paw". It is just like having a chat with her and is a unique idea. „Thank you D'vis and Merry Christmas to you and your family. » • • When Ann Clark lived across the str-et she decorated the windows with Christmas motifs— Bluer skies were never seen than those , she painted, stars never showu more brightly and angels and Santa Glaus mingled socially. I figns-ed I'd miss the decorations, but Mrs Emma Dehnert who now live.', in the apartment has cnme up with s&me nice ideas too. She haf< colored lights strung to out- lirx; the window panes, and from my point of view, it's very effec- tive and pretty. The Chris Wallu- kaits have a Santa Slaus in their window, a boot on the door glass and a wreath.. Oh yes, we in this neighborhood are aware Christmas is coming. And I see Hazel Lusby's tree every time I am in the east part of the house. It too, is pretty. I haven't talked with" Markie" who recently came from California. I hope she does not catch a "code id da doze" making such climate changes. * » * A nice letter frbm Margaret Bushnell Hofmaster carried the news that her nephew and his wife, Dr. and Mrs James Joe Bushnell are parents of a sort born recently. He has been riamed "Jimmie Joe II." * * • Three more shopping days till you know what! After thought—A few of us were talking about remarks children make and Mrs Gilles added this bit. Years ago she taught school and one little fellow was not able to keep up with his playmates in running games. He explained his inability to "teacher" by saying " I got too many pants." Twas winter evidently. Vagrancy Charge Only one case was tried in Mayor Linda Clapsaddle's court a week ago. Clem Reilly, Algona, was sentenced to two days in jail on, a vagrancy count. Christmas Program LuVerne—The first sixth grade pupils of the LuVerne school will present their annual Christmas program in the school auditorium Wednesday evening, Dec. 15. The program will be at 8 p.m. and the public is invited. A smile is the lighting system of the face. Farmers Income Tax IMPORTANT Dates for filing declarations are same as last year. The new law is not yet m effect. Your declaration must be filed by January 15th or final return made by January 31st. See your lawyer early as in past years due to many changes in the law. KOSSUTH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION Sincere Holiday Greetings From Your CO-OPERATIYE ELEVATORS Hobarfon Co-Op Elevator Co. Whiffeirtore Elevator Co. West Bend Elevator Co. Lone Rock Co-Operative Exchange CO-OPS Serve The Community \ Hundreds of pairs of women's & girls' shoes action-priced for quick clearance! Savings of over 50% on many styles — No gimmicks or trick prices! Just a plain old-fashioned shoe clearance that will save you plenty! RICED THREE EXCITING OUPS! Entire Stock Women's TOTES & SHOWER SHOES Marked down to one low quick clearaway price — Hurry — $ BBBi MM! ^^Bl^^ ^^H^^^ Regular Retail To $3.98 Famous Brandsllncluded! Included are famous brand names like—Rythm Steps, Enna Jetticks, Heel Hugger, Jacqueline, Natural Poise, Connies and Paris Fashion—Shoes formerly selling up to $13,95 — oxfords — pumps — straps — flats — sports,

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