The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 5, 1955 · Page 22
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 5, 1955
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6-Alflena (la.) Upp«c De» Mains* Thursday, May 5, 1955 Tidbits From Evelyn Bsiher Benson noticed some scratches on Ray Cook's bald Spot and asked what had happened. "Oh", he answered "The parakeet likes to perch on my head b'ut it's so slippery he looses his foot hold, digs in his claws, and I suffer the damage." Now maybe Ray 6ould put strips of tape on his head for the benefit 6f the bird. One trick the bird did was not too much appreciated by Ray and his wife "Pat". Ray had spread a slice of bread With strawberry jam, when WHAM, the bird landed right in the middle of it. Jtriy swooshed him away and he inade a bee line for "Pat's" shoul- tfef, leaving strawberry tracks tin a nice clean house dress. . * » » 11 listened Jo a program Satur- evening in which Margaret uman took part. Clifton Fada- was also on it—in fact I hered'he promotes .this pro- ss, each. week;. It wasn't very interesting and When it had ended,.! couldn't figure that I'd gained' : smUch information. It wa^s prinfripaUy about manners— eti- qu^ttte, that is. I'd like to have some one discuss the ettiquette of hdimes — should a widow assume' her given name, or continue using her late hus- band'stf Emily Post (unless she has changed her mind in the past few. years) maintaines a woman uses heir husband's name throughout her .life. A divorcee of course is khowji by her given name and ex-husbtmd's surname. What this all sifts- down to, is, it is confusing—which do the women prefer? * * * ' While on the lopic of women— One of the members of the "Hen House" is flying the cnop this week. Esther is leaving Wednesday for Park Rapids, Minn. Oh, she is coming back, thank goodness. I'd miss her very much. She has business there and will be gone till Sunday. It will give her a little .vacation too and she will enjoy ; going back to her former home for' a few days. She is driving there with Mrs Lois Lamb of Estherville. *: * * Cleone Crawford has already decided where she wants to attend college, though she does not graduate' till later in the month. She and her parents, Mr and Mrs .A. D. Crawford, drove to Columbia, Mo., last week Sunday and Cleone is enrolled at Stevens col- • lege for next September. * • • » Judy Sorensen has interesting plans to follow soon after graduation. Per further details, ask Judy. This is the lime for MoJhers and Daughters banquet. The Methodists gave theirs last week and this week are two more, the Trinity Lutheran Tuesday even- Ing, the Presbyterians Wednesday. * * * I am glad io live neighbor to Rosa Jones for she has a beautiful tulip bed south of her house. I think I get more benefit from it than she, for it is in plain view from my window where I thump out bits of this and that on my typewriter. She brought a bouquet to Mrs Gilles the other day. Yellow tulips with multiple centers—lovely beyond description. * * * But all gardens of interest are not flower gardens. A bed of asparagus is about as nice a thing to have as I can think of. Ray Davidson has one that produces an excellent variety. I know because I had a dish Sunday. He brought some to his sister Mrs Gilles, and since she knows my fondness for it, I received a dish of it. What better "May Basket" could one have? * * * Speaking of May Baskets — I saw some in a drug store recently. How everything is simplified these days. Years ago my mother helped me make baskets. There were sheet after sheet of tissue paper to be purchased and she knew several different ways to make attractive baskets. Then after my basket days were over, along came the little Dixie cups which, were easy to cover with paper and were a good background for many different designs. And now the baskets I saw in the window were printed with different designs, assembled and all ready to hang. I wonder if it wasn't more fun making the baskets years ago/ I know it was fun going to the woods for the "Dutchmen's Breeches", violets and blood roots to put 'in the baskets. * * * Adele White had a nice chat via phone the other night with her sister Mrs Carl Marshall who lives at Baltimore, Md. It has been 20 years since they left for the east but the sister promised Adele she'd be back' here next summer for SURE. Anyhow, a phone talk is almost as good as seeing one and Adele was' very happy over it. . * * The death of Mayme Brunson at Mason City took my thoughts back over the years when her niece Zada Brunson and I used to spend quite - lot of t™c at her place when we were children, One thing I remember Is the odof of tobacco that clung tc- the riur> tains and all over the house. It wasn't offensive but reminded us of Uncle Glen Brunson. He was a heavy smoker of cigars and I don't believe it was ever possible to rid the house of the nroma. It was while at their place one day Zada told me there was no Santa Clans, I had my suspicions some time prior to that, but I clung tenaciously to my hopes that I might be wrong. 1 argued with her but deep inside I knew the horrible truth. It has been several vears since I had seen Mayme and I meant to phone her when I was in Masqn City last fall. Alas for good intentions— I was so busy with my relatives and doing the "dime stores", it completely slipped my mind till we had reached Garner' en route home. I vowed when I went over again, the first thing' I'd do was call her. Alas—too late. The Brunsons were our neighbors many years. They lived in a small house on the present Perry site and we liv<?d just across the alley north. I was hoping Allen and Helen, his wife would come on to Algona, I'd like to see them. I haven't seen John in years. Wonder if I'd know him. He probably doesn't remember me. « « * • Having worn Esther's copper bracelet faithfully for a month and having no signs of being able to do the mombo, I gave it back I to her this morning. There are ' those who swear by the effacy of copper for arthritis and kindred ailments. Maybe so — I 'ain't" arguing—but I have more confidence in Vitamin D. « * • Here's a list of graduates way back in 1896. The names are very familiar and a few are still living. Agnes Gilbride (mother of Bill Bestenlehner, Marita, John, Tom, Helen, Ruth and Dorothy) Garry "Garfield, Jessie Johnson, Charles Chubb (father of Helen Dewel, Josephine, I-ete and Bill) Maggie Ilur.t,, Norman Hart, Lizzie Schichtl (sister-in-law of B. P. Richardson) Irma D. Clarke, Hortense Smith (Ferguson) Abra Robinson, Carrie Schichtl (sister of Lizzie I believe and Trix Salisbury. Oh oh—here's one of those fish stories I was wondering about—" The biggest fish caught in the Des Moines river at'this point this spring was" hauled out by O. H. Goodrich. ' It weighed an even eight pounds. Mr Goodrich had numerous callers that day and was interrogated as to where and how. • • • • Guess this is a good place to quit. COMPLETED Adel has a new water tower. The 250,000"gallon tank . will go into operation early in May. Hi Jinks Jo "Behind The Scenes" ,iSfns Yrom Alg6n4 High 3cho6i, ' Spring isjhef * id stay* and now we see the first sign! of summer. Mr Palmer wore a dandelion in his buttonhole Friday morning. - * * * ' .. ^ The stdke* were High and the crowd was tehse in biology class last week , when Mr -King and Judy Reikeft bet oft how tall she was. The yardstickMvas brought out, and Judy Was the 1 winner by a hair. The syridicatS gave an oral I .O.' U. for* onei ice cream cone. • • ' . *:<!-* ' * I'm happy, lo announce that Mr DeMouth'S' first novel, the monumental "And .All That Mighty- Heart", has,,ihot only been completed but . fias been sent to the New York njarket. It is expected to gain international recognition. The noted cri.tic, Manfred, who was fortunate enough , to read the manuscript prior to submission, has said, "This work is the 'abstracted essence of the confluence of dissimilar philosophic currents. On the one hanl it is an apotheosis of psychoanalytic scrutiny; yet, in a brilliantly ironic jukta- josition, it indelibly delineates un mtistic a priori Rejection of* rationality; transitionally, there .is a -'recurrent motif of the inscrutable av'tint gard obscurantism Deculiar to the nineteenth century French symbolist^ a sort of neo- caballistic distillate with interminable iddiitional CLJp.r^pts in a nebulous configuration of iflorose ambiguity. In other wowis. I didn't understand it." ; .•*'•» * * I wonder vrhai Thornton Wilder, who wrote "Our * Town", | would 'think -if he could hear the unusual inflections and pronunciations injected by the American Lit classes.. Thsy seem to' uncover all -. sorts of humor that possibly even Mr Wilder didn't have in rrind when h'e wrote his • • Outline Plans for Rally Day A ForeigfvV&'utK fi dent speaker and goodlgfobrriing, contest wtthbe the highlights of the 4-H dirrs Rally Day program at Burt on Saturday, May 28. In addition the girls will hold an annual meeting and the Gresco Chums club will present a skit on clothing. ' One important change .in the program has been made this year, The actual judging will be scheduled on Friday afternoon, May 27' so that the girls involved will not have to miss other Rally \t)ay features. However, the presentation and announcements will be part of the Saturday activities. Ruth Ann Pehrson of Swea City, county 4-H girl's president, is in charge of the annual meeting. ;-, _ Bob Jdhnson 2nd In Natl Contest ' ' i '. ' " -* • : ' The.- announcement ha,s just reached the Kossuth County Ex- tensi&n office that Robert; C. Johnson, Extension Youth Assistant, won second place in the Nat- ibrial Duroc Judging contest for county agents and vocational agricultural teachers. Bob was , second with 494 points, while the winners . was Glert Eidman of Glenn, Calif. with 501. . This is the second year that Bob has placed in the top five in the national contest. Two other tnwans were in fourth and sixth place. 1649. :;.: 1 • • < ' : ' fc «tf ' AnneurtceTflfih^ wfi! Veeelved" lofrrie^cUrfbtte Shore" who'Waa . J*.Afe^ffi'tJJJjJSS 0 ^ here last'^efik Ahat Mf aftd Mrs commerdW teaohei 1 ih ,t«6 local a half bteed, ft drd« between n6- LeRsy.fluff Of KflbXVllle became high school for.gfe^eral y'eara .be- j , . '--"---••"'- -- - - --^-^- UDM Classifieds Pay Dividend* I, EFFECTIVE SATURDAY , i ,' ,, ' * r '' i . ^ ~ ^ THE FOLLOWING PLUMBING AND HEATING FIRMS WILL BE CLOSED >", ALGONA PLUMBING & HEATING " RAVMRONS RAY FUNK PLUMBING 8T HEATING GAILETOWNE L. S MUCKEY PLUMBING & HEATING SIGSBEE PLUMBING & HEATING IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT IT . Everywhere ws see the effects of" geometry. A girl asked the other day^in biology class if thuy were going to bisect any animals this semester. . * ' * ' * : ' Prom Day is almost upon us. No more 'nets to dye,' candles to mold, driftwood^ to I pa.vnt, invitations to 'send,-'h%riger^' to shape into fish, and air the hundreds of other things that go Into a Prom. Only the putting-together, the final molding! is left. Cross your fingers, synchronize your watches, and hope that no one pulls the plug tO tii£ pGGl uliu oVVuiiipd tile gym. One -day to go. JLOU can pay more but you caritbiiy better Here's 1 . proof that , in feature after feature FORD excels cars in higher-price brackets! FEATURES Leg room, front (in.) rear (in.) Head room, front (in.) rear (in.) Shoulder room, front (in.) rear (in.) Maximum trunk depth (in.) Floor covering, front rear Foam-rubber seat cushions Two-stage front door checks Center-Fill Fueling Suspended brake and clutch pedals Horsepower, maximum (V-8) Torque, maximum (Ibs.-ft.) Compression ratio (to 1) 18-mm. spark plugs Dual exhaust 4-barrel carburetor Ball-joint front suspension Brake lining area (sq. in.) FORD Fairlane Town Sedan with Special V-8 44.3 41.9 35.1 34.2 57.0 .56.8 48.9 Carpet Carpet YES YES YES YES 182 268 8.5 YES YES YES YES 192 Medium- priced CAR !• 42.7 42.8 35.6 35.9 56.6 56.4 48.4 Rubber Carpet NO NO NO NO 180 264 8.0 NO NO NO NO 178 Medium- priced CAR B 42.3 41.8 35.6 34.0 58.2 56.7 46.0 Rubber Rubber NO NO NO NO 188 256 8.4 NO NO NO NO 185 Medium- priced CAR O 42.9' .43.8 35.6 34.6 58.2 56.7 46.0 Rubber Rubber NO NO NO NO 185 320 8.5 NO NO NO NO 192 Medium- priced CAR D 44.5 45.0 35.5 34.9 58.0 57.8 55.0 ' Rubber Rubber Front Only NO NO YES 175 240 7.6 NO NO NO NO 174 Ask Your Neighbor. HE WILL TELL YOU THAT GAS IS THE CLEANEST FUEL YOUR MONEY CAN BUY No. 6 in a Series HOME OF ALWIN "TUNNEY" HUENHOLD S34 North Phillips Street "From October,! until March 25, almost an entire. heating season, -we heated our large brick home for $114.92. We're happy over the savings we've made with gas—both in otir home and in our gree^- houses. And we can't get over. how clean It is, either." Looking for more value from your motor car dollars? Then, look no more. Ford brings you a •wealth of fine-car features that even some of the higher-priced cars can't match. For example, the '.hart above shows that in feature after feature Ford gives you everything you have come to expect in a medium-priced car . . . and more. Yet, a Ford Fairlane Town Sedan costs* you less than the lowest-priced comparably equipped 4-door sedan of four popular medium-priced makes. And, with Ford recognized as the style leader . . . "at home" wherever you may go... why pay more? Feature for feature . . . price for price , . . you cau't buy better than Ford. •£OMil on •UAH/'aehirtr'i iuyj«i(«J lu| Fond Can you at, tlitr, Hop teltly?.., Clink yeur cor ... cfctclt acc/d*«l* IMA ... visrr FO»P norvwpA, SHOW »uct Of IHl AUrO IHWSW, OfA«!0«N, MKHJGAH SELLS MORE BECAUSE ITS \VORTH MORE, $TATi * JONES KENT MOTOR CO. ——-GREAT TV! 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North Central Public FORMERLY PBRRY (JAS CO, ALGONA

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