The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 23, 1955 · Page 36
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 36

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 23, 1955
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4-Algdrto (lo.) Upper 0«* MoilKM Thursday, Jun« 43, 1955 Tidbits From Evelyn Before I resume my travelogue, I want lo tell you this TRUE story. To me drunkenness isn't funny—it'? pathetic and deplorable, but this one has an angle that's different. And knowing the person?, though this happened quite awhile ago, makes it more amusing. We'll call the man John (though that is not his name) came home one noon decidely the worse 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 lime" all around when the guests left. • * * There are more cherry trees around here than I thought. On my way to W.S.C.S. meeting Thursday. I saw a woman picking them at the Roscoe Mawdsleys. 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 woman with a tooth-pick between her lips. • » * In a recent conversation with Florence Beardsley I remarked ALGONA WED. JULY TON TRAINED HIPPOPOTAMUS! REAL LIVE GIRAFFES! JUNGLE-BRED RHINOCEROS! 450 PEOPLE ACRES OF TENTS 218 ANIMALS * $3,000.00 2 COMPLETE PERFORMANCES! DOORS OriN , SHOW STAtTS 1:00 and 7:00 P. M. * 2:00 and 8:00 P. M. on some activities to which she replied, "I'm not going to be in anything this year—just mind my own business, Beardsley business." I replied, "How frightfully dull." She answered, "You don't know how many Beardsleys there are." « • « Mrs Don Chrislensen 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. * * • Leave it to Mrs Frank Buits 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. * * * Now 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 warn-, sun. On to the San Jacinti battle grounds, the monument, (a duplicate of the Washington one) ;:nd there in the channel was the battleship Texas. I made no attempt to go aboard but Edwtr. and Lizzie did. Battleship gray describes her—for there is no 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 lied 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 forgets it was he who freed the territory from the Mexicans. Now I 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 trip? 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 IS THE RECORD! OVER OVER $13,125,000 OF INSURANCE PAID FOR DURING SINGLE MONTH $117,800,000 OF INSURANCE PAID FOR DURING 1954. 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 Veqturg, Ipwa - Phone 2650 the southern suns as well as here and we couldn't pass a stand out in the county without pausifVg for refreshments. Also we could not pass up the gjardner, or truck farmer' he'd probably be called, without buying a large sack ot cantelopes and a basket of luscious tomatoes. Both were serv* ed at Edwin's the next day and we never ate such wonderful melons. • » * A short ferry ride, a fid* 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 C3al- veston, and then the final causeway bridge that connects the .island Galveston to the mainland. The ride across the bay took quite a little 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 it either ferry for the tunnel. We had become accustomed to toll bridges at Dubuque and Davenport so it didn't seem possible we could get something "for free." • • • We saw places where the army had been camped during the war, Ifove along the gun placements— ill silent, thank goodness. Arid I hope they will never have io'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 remarked that * there should be some 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 car loads of sulphur were on the tracks, just as we had seen them sixteen years ago, and there too were the shrimp boats, small cruisers, large cruisers and other tpes of sea going vessels of the smaller types. » • • Galveston has thf 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 is—ill kept houses at one end; and from the post office in the opposite direction, a more digrii^ fied aspect is seen in therbusi-.'.- ness buildings'.,, „ C ,'..,., ">•, '• ? •- • • ';'•'•, In contrast to the vice and the dowdy street, oh the main bou- lavard is one of the lovliest buildings 1 have ever seen—a Catholic church, pure white and Of a style reminaTng one of the Tajmaha! Not 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 \vent inside. Lizzie said it was breatn- takingly beautiful. Across the road _, was the Bishop's home—a fo.ur or five storied stone house reminding one of a castle. It is said there are priceless treasurers housed therein and the wood work ot mahogany is worth a fortune. • • • We rode till dusk so that we'd not miss anything, then went to the Jack Tar cafe where we had a nice dinner—a salad of cauliflower, onion, celery and a cheese and mayonaisse dressing (very delicious,) and pea soup, Frencn fried shrimp—eight HUGE servings—assorted rolls, potato bulls with cheese sauce and dessert if one wishes. I didn't wish. 1 was too lull of shrimps, • t » By ihe lime we had reached Mr and Airs Lloyd .Merry mans, 1 was too tired to make the eilort to yo indoors, so we visited with them from the car. At that it was late when we finally reached our hiuel and I tumbled into bed as soon as possible, thoroughly tired but thoroughly happy and satisfied at a day well spent. • • * We packed the following morning, Ind breakfast at the hotel and had just settled the bill when Edwin camt to take us to his place for dinner. Mayme hud taken the afternoon off so she could visit more with us and later in the afternoon, accompanied us to the train. » » • At five o'clock we bid adieu to Houston and my "kinfolk"—a bit sadly I'll admit, for Houston is a fascinating city, a beautiful place, and one cannot help thinking, "It's a long way. I don't suppose I'll ever go there again." But I didn't think in 1939 I'd ever be there again, but I was! So on to Wichita to visit more kinfolk. Good-bye Houston — Hello Wichita. (In next week's issue) N«w Court Cam Three new court cases involving alleged unpaid bills were filed in district court this past Fine Two West Bend Men, OMVI T\vo West Bend men entered pleas nt guilty to charges of up- eratiny motor vehicles while intoxicated before Judge G. W. Stillmun last week, in Palo Alto district court at Emmetsburg. They wore each fined $300, and their driver's license and liquor permit were revoked. The men were Edwin C. Gade, arrested June 8, and Bernard, Schneider, arrested May 2B. week. The Algona Creamery asks judgment for $187 from Darrel Zenor. John Rosheim asks a judgment for $898 from Julius Juchem on a hay bill. Central Auto Supply asks £245 judgment from Leander Studer. DIES Whiting lost its oldest resident, May 25. He was Robert Cummings, 98, who was born in Mills county, Iowa, in 1858. ITll's News — We Waft! 11! inia. liie capital uf Hog Balancer To set the most efficient gain* from your own corn, you need to balance your hog's rations with a good supplement. FELCO Dry Lot Hog Supplement is designed to put fait, efficient gains on your pigs from 75 pounds to market time. Generous amounts of those proven growth stimulators — 'antibiotics and vitamin 612 —go into every batch of FELCO Dry Lot Supplement. Want proof? Stop in and watch us mix a batch. Users of FELCO Dry Lot Supplement know what they're getting. And they know it's fresh. No waiting around in warehouses. 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