The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 23, 1955 · Page 20
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4-Alfleno (fa.) Upper Oet MofrtM Thursday, June 23, 1955 Tidbits From Evelyn Before I resume my travelogue. I want to tell you this TRUE story. To me drunkenness isn't funny—it's pathetic and deplorable, but this one has an angle that's different. And knowing the persons, though this happened quite awhile ago, makes il more amusing. We'll call the man John (though that is not his name) came home one nboft decidely the vforsa for having far too many drinks under his belt. Mary (and that isn't her name either) was entertaining a group of friends that afternoon and to keep hubby out ot sight and under control, so she thought, she locked him in the basement. Now it was a very hot day so hubby's revenge was all the sweeter, for he made the wife and her friends most uncomfortable by building a roaring fire in the furnace'. There was probably a "hot time" all around when the guests left • » » There are more cherry trees around here than 1 thought. On my way to W.S.C.S. meeting Thursday, 1 saw a woman picking them at the Roscoe Mawdsieys. I don't believe it was June. Mrs Caldwell was getting quite a crop from her tree. In Wichita. Kan., my cousin Harry Goddard, was beating the birds to the fruit. • » * An optimist—A toothless wo* man with a tooth-pick between her lips. • • • in a recent conversation with Florence Beardsley I remarked ALGONA TRAINED HIPPOPOTAMUS! REAL LIVE GIRAFFES; * JUNGLE-BRED RHINOCEROS! 450 PEOPLE ACRES OF TENTS 2 COMPLETE PERFORMANCES! DOORS OPEN , SHOW STARTS :00 and 7:00 P. M. * 2:00 and 3:00 P. M. oft some activities to which she replied, "I'm nol going to be in anything this year—just mind my own business, Beardsley bust* ness." I replied, "How frightfully dull." She answered, "You don't know how many Beardsleys there are." * * • Mrs Don Chtistensen can wield a hammer very well but awhile ago her thumb got in the way. It slowed up her carpentry work a few days. Yes, she's helping erect the new home. * * • L«ave it to Mr* Frank Bull* to be doing some house-wifely chore. This time it is making soap. Knowing the hazards attached thereto, especially if the grease boils over, she remarked she thought it would be a good idea to check on the fire department number before she began the soap job. How on with the trip — Our start to Galveston was delayed somewhat by car trouble We had lunch at a wayside place, long canopies on two sides where cars pulled up under them foi protection from the very warrc sun. On to the San Jacintc battle grounds, the monument, (a duplicate of the Washington one) and there in the channel was the battleship Texas. I made no attempt to go aboard but Edwir. and Lizzie did. Battleship gray describes her—for there is m other color visible. It gave Lizzie quite a thrill to have her name registered as guest along that of her son Bob, who Was there—or aboard ship I mean— having escorted some high officials on business during the war And on the way home from Mason City, Dick, who came to pick us up, said he too had been aboard the Texas when he was in service. Lizzie took it all in from galley (kitchen) to mess hall (dining room.) Quite a number of school children were there too, getting history the easy pleasant way. * - » • Texas history is a MUST and school children begin it in kindergarten and it is followed right through the grades, into high school and on to college. Of course Texas is the biggest state in the union, and Sam Houston is the "Big Shot", for no one ever iorgets it was he who freed the territory from the Mexicans. Now t hope no one pins me down to historical facts, for I admit I did not absorb as much of its history as I should perhaps. But I went to Texas for fun, not facts. Dairy Queens flourish under L. S. BOHANNON During my summer vacation I am going lo take the family on a long automobile trip. This will greatly increase the chances of an accident. Can I obtain an endorsement to my automobile policy to give me added protection during the itip? For the answers to your insurance questions, feel free to call me at the Bohannon Insurance Agency, Phone 103. THE A. A. L. IS THE UNDISPUTED LEADER IN ITS FIELD More than 32°« increase in new business in 1954 over the previous year THIS ISTHE RECORD! - OVER OVER $13,125,000 OF INSURANCE PAID FOR DURING SINGLE MONTH $117,800,000 OF INSURANCE PAID FOR DURING 1954. «»UNIW 840 MILLION DOLLARS INSURANCE IN FORCE 80 MILLION DOLLARS PAID BENEFITS 190 MILLION DOLLAR ASSETS REMEMBER - THERE IS ONLY ONE AID ASSOCIATION FOR LUTHERANS AID ASSOCIATION FOR LUTHERANS Legal Reserve Fraternal Life Insurance Applelon. Wisconsin VICTOR L. MUELLER — Agent Ventura, Iowa - Phone 2650 the southern suns as Well as here and we couldh'l pass a stand oiit Irt the count? vMihoUt pausing for refreshments. "Also we could not pSfils up the gafdfteT, Of truck farmer he'd probably be called, without buying a large sack of cantelopes and a basket of luscious tomatoes. Both were served at Edwin's the next day arid we never ate such .wonderful melons. . < «;•',* A short ferry rid*, a tide through the tunnel under water and connecting land, and a long ride across the bay on a ferry was all a part of getting to GaP veston, and then the final causeway bridge that connects the Island Galveston to the mainland, fhe ride across the bay took quite a littje time and gave us the impression of actually being at sea. Edwin and Lizzie went to the upper deck" of the ferry cabin, thus getting a good view and a good breeze. The ferry can take 52 cars. Even more amazing to us was that there are no charges at either ferry for the tunnel. We had become accustomed to toll bridges at Dubuque and Davenport so it didn't seem possible wo could get something "for free." We saw places where the army had been camped during the war, Jrove along the gun placements— ill silent, thank goodness. And I hope they will never have vo be in use again. Galveston is an interesting place but not nearly so well kept as Houston. In fact, this time and when mother and I were there sixteen years ago, we re* marked that there should be somp enterprising northerners who would move in and clean things Up. There was an excuse for the untidy beach—it was rather soon after a holiday and the array of beer cans, pop bottles et cetra hadn't been taken care of and presented a messy looking beach which otherwise is lovely. Out against the horizon were ships—three of them at distances apart. * • * The same ear loads of sulphur were on the tracks, just as" we had seen them sixteen years ago. and there too wefe the shrimp boats, small cruisers, large cruisers and other tpes of sea going vessels of the smaller types. » • , •»•' • • Galveston famine reputation of being the wickedest city in the States, A part of this comes from having'licensed brothels. Recently this has been checked in a measure, a safe guard to soldiers, but I think vice is still rampant there. Post office street was* the one given over to this "den .of Iniquity" and a slovenly place -is' JS-T—ill kept houses at onefendf and from the post office in k the opposite direction, a more 1 dignl-- fied aspjMt is seen in the Jausi* np<K KiiiMinOc" * ** ^T-"" *'?•'* *- New Cawrt Ccff&t Three new.court cages' involving alleged unpaid bills were filed in district court this past we*k. The Alg6na Creamery asks judgment for $187 from Barrel Zertbf. J6hfi Roshelrh asks a judgment for $898 from Julius Juchem on a hay bill. Centra! Auto Supply asks $245 judgment fr;6m Leander Sluder. '"• " ~ DIES ~ : +Whiting' lost its oldest resident, May ? 2l, Jte wm .Robjirt Cum- mtrigs, 98, Who Wis borft in Mills county, mm, In 1856. • s If fl's H*wjf In contrast to the vice and the dowdy street, on the main bou- avard is one of the lovliest build- ngs i have ever seen—a Catholic church, pure white: and of a style •emindlng one-of the Tajmaha! ^ot that it has an ornate exterior —it is the rounded dome and surrounding higher points that made me think - of the famous shrine. Lizzie and Edwin went nside. Lizzie said it was breatri- akingly beautiful. Across the road was the' Bis- lop's home—a four or five storied stone house reminding' one of a castle. It is said tr^re are pnce- ess treasurers boused therein and .he wood wocVr' 01 mahogany is worth a foj^ne. We rode till dusk so that we'd lot miss anything, then went to he Jack Tar cafe where we had a nice dinner—a salad of cauli- lower, onion, celery and a cheest and mayonaisse dressing (very elicious,) and pea soup, Frencn ried shrimp—eight HUUE serv- ngs—assorted rolls, potato balls vith cheese sauce an>J dessert it nt wishes. I didn't wish, i was too lull of shrimps. • * « By the time we had reached Mr ana .Mr= Lloyd .Merrymans, 1 was too tired to make the effort to %'i indoors, so we visited with them from the car. At that it was late when we finally reached our hotel and 1 tumbled into bed as soon a.-, passible, thoroughly tired but thoroughly happy and satisfied at a day well spent. We packed Ihe following morning, hid breakfast at the hotel and ha?i just settled the bill when Edwin came to take us to hii place for dinner. Mayme had taken the afternoon off so ihe could visit rnore with us and later in the afternoon, accompanied u= to the train. Ai five o'clock w» bid adity to Houston and my "kinfolk"—a bit sadly I'll admit, for Hutu ton );> a fascinating city, a beautiful place, ami one cannot help thinking. "It's a long way. 1 don't suppose I'll tver go there again." But 1 didn't tnmk in 1939 I'd ever be there again, but I was! So on to Wichita to vUit more kinfolk. Good-bye Houston — Hello Wichita. (In next week'o issue) Fine Two West Bend Men, OMVI Two West Bend men entered plea., of guilty tp charges of operating motoi vehicles while itj- toxiculed U-fuie Judge G. W, Still man last wetk, in Palo Alto district court at Emrnetsburg. J'ht-y were each fined $300, and their diiver'* Uc«n»e and liquor permit were revolted, The- men w«V Edwin C. Cade, an i-ited June 8, and Bernard Schneider, arrested Muy 29. Vir inia.' i, tht capital of ' IP??? • ••».., •*tt.s^S! *-•*.«.• 3 -V-«f Hog Balancer To get the most efficient gams from your own corn, you need to balance your hog's rations with a good supplement. 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