The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 30, 1955 · Page 20
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4-Alfl6ha (l«.) Upper D« Maine* Thursday, June 30, 1955 Tidbits From Evelyn Had anyone peered in the windows at Mrs J. H. Nielsen's Saturday morning at 4:30 they would have seen her comfortably settled in her . favorite chair, dreamy "mood music" wafting over the early morning air from her radio, and would have thought "For goodness sake. What happened? Didn't she go to bed? And what is she doing there?" All good questions, but Mrs Nielsen wasn't there. And where was she? In London. Yes, London, England. She had closed her eyes, boarded the "magic carpet" and was transported to that distant city, where at that very moment her grandson, Richard W. Nelson, with his best man, was at the church completing the final arrangements for his marriage to. Marguerite Belts which was scheduled for 12:30. She could see the trip to the church, the signing of papers, the checking on the wedding ring and all the last minute details. She could see the wedding itself—the flowers, the quiet splendor, the bride and the bridegroom—the tossing of the boTiquet, the friends gathered around the happy couple, the joyous laughter— Oh, she could see it all so plainly. She even could see Jerry Dutton and Mrs Reggie Plathe (lona) of Ringsted, who were among the guests. It was most fitting that Jerry and Ipna should be present at this very important event, for Jerry and Richard were old friends and Richard and lona hao attended school together at Ringsted. Were classmates in fact, Richard being valedictorian and Marguerite salutarian at their graduation a few years ago. They also attended college at Cedar Falls at the same time. A/1C Nielsen has been in the air force four years, a cadet seven months, and now will be headed home on the last ship to sail in August. With his bride he will visit his grandmother and friends here and will then head for Los Angeles'to establish a home. « 6 * Here is another story with a foreign background. Mrs Alwin Huenhold has a brother O. H. Aalderks formerly of Lakota, who now lives in Memphis, Tenn., where he has made his home a number of years. With his wife, he is touring •JEurope with special attention given to his birthplace in Germany. He lived there till he was nine years old so has vivid recollections of the place. Mr Aalderks and his wife are also touring Holland, Luxemburg, Denmark, and surrounding countries, and fortunately Mr Aalderks speaks German fluently as well as writing it. Mr Aalderks, Ph. D., is chemist with the Proctor and Gamble Co. "Tide", the popular cleaning powder. He was here five years ago when his mother died and he will be well remembered'by the Lakota citizens. « * * "Out of the mouths of babes"— In a certain small town everyone knfew Johnnie, the Judge's son, but as is the habit of oldsters, Johnnie was constantly asked, "Who's boy are you?" to which young Johnnie would reply, "I am Johnnie, the Judge's Son." Now Johnnie's mother began to fear her son might develop a little snobbery so she explained to him that 'it would be nicer if, when asked who he was, he'd omit the judge's son part. The admonition bore fruit and when the next person accosted Johnnie with the familiar question he replied, "I thought I was the Judge's son, but mother says I'm not." Eula Rich and Fanny Lee have been visited by their sister, Bertha Barringer and daughter Roberta, and her daughter, 01 Elgin, 111. Not long ago, when it was time for grace, Roberta whose turn it was to give thanks added a brief prayer for the return to health of a relative critically sick. Now Gayle Ann was a hungry little girl and the additional prayer struck her as being entirely unnecessary, especially in view of her hunger. The prayer over, she said in indignation. "Do we have to pray for our relations too? Can't they do it themselves?" The same little girl was in one of her bad moods and when these come'on, her mother would say "It is the devil in you making you act and do thse naughty things." This particular morning the child retorted, "No it isn't this morning. It's me. I'm doing this all on my own." t * « I ,am sure all of you have heard music that this describes. I ran across it in a book I was reading recently. It should come under "I'd like to have said that." It describes a pianist—"Dressing whatever it was he played in surplus frills and flounces that made it unrecognizable — "The pianist stitched on a last silver frill—" I think he must have been apeing Liberace, don't you? Bill Austin does quite a bit of "ruffle adding", too. a - * * Mrs R. A. Evans is asked quite frequently, "Since you were born in Canada and your husband from Missouri, how in the world did you get together". It is very simple really, and goes like this. Soon after the Lewis and Clark expedition, Mrs Ev&ns ancestors bought land in Amady, Kan. Also to this location came brothers of Mrs Evans, namely Robert Thompson, who settled near Joseph, and brother Tom, who ] also settled at Amady. On May 18, 1904, Mrs Evans, riee Victoria Thompson, came fr6m her home at Brampton, near Toronto, Canada to the mid-west to visit her kinfolk and to attend the Worlds Fair at St. Louis. Now /young Doc Evans was the family's physician and it Was natural for the young folk to meet. Miss Thompson made a visit of several months and when she went back to Brampton, it was as an engaged woman. Doc joined her at her home and ithe couple was married May 18, 1905, just a year after her trip to the wilds of Missouri. Two children were born to the couple, Wallace of Crawfordsville and Kathleen (Mrs Ralph Tingley) of Sipux Falls, S. D. There are three grandchildren, Bob at Camp Gordon, Ga., Janet, a senior at the Iowa State college, Ames, and Barbara, a little tot. * » • : An interview with the Wealh erwax brothers of Charles City over radio the other day took me back over the years to the time chautauquas were at their peak. These brothers were professional singers, but I don't remember how many years they took bookings. Algona was on a circuit but I don't recall that they ever performed here. My knowledge of them came through a friend and classmate, Bucna Reed, who had met the family when the Reeds lived in Charles City and she and Tom, being about the same age, were very good friends. As given by the announcer, the men now range in ages from 64 to 82. Jim, who was with the quartette is deceased and his place for the performance a few days ago was taken by 82 year o!4 Clarence. For a number of years Cliff has been with the Oliver company at Charles City. ..;With Greatest of Ease Sw ' aCity * Tom lives in Des Moines. Cedar Rapids. Bill in and it was he- who invented Amady, Joe, who settled at St. And now to the last lap of my vacation— We arrived in Wichita just as day was breaking—an awfully early hour 4:30—and for me, a late riser at 8:15, this was indeed a tale to tell my grandchildren. My cousin, Harry Cady Goddard, who was born and grew to young manhood in Bancroft, met us at the train. We took a taxi to his home, and were met at the door by his wife, Vinnie, and der sister, Ethel Doe, who makes her home with them. The Doe family lived at Rolfe many years and Leon went to Wichita some lime ago. Vinnie and Harry moved to Detroit where they lived over twenty years, and Ethel and her father soon followed them. I exclaimed at the house—it is such a cute place—living room with dining alcove, kitchen nice size, two bedrooms and bath and lull basement with recreation room, bedroom, utility and store rooms. We learned this "underground" living quarters will come in very handy, for Kansas is a tornado area which was hit badly just as we were crossing' , GEftMANV j"- Army Pvt. Dwayne D.'Rlppen- trop, son of Mr arid Mrs-Bvertett O. Rippentrop, Route 1, : Swea . , , City, recently arrived to Gehnany Now In and Is now a member of the 6th Infantry Division. Private j^ippetttrop, a construction specialist in the -M B&iiA- lioh's' Heaa<iiiafters Company at. the division's llth Rdgimfnt, was stationed at Port Leonard Wood, Mo., Before arriving for duty in Germany. - .'•..,, Lai A 1963 grMUate of high school, RippeftJPOj? ..... the A«my in De«ttf 1964 •«. .„ £........, ... ft -J fl , dbrnWeted pasic irainiftg at Q\ ' ' A bore keeps you' from faf lonely and 'melees JMJU wish.f; '"'' ' were. ivKaMVtUKiMi Misses June La Rue, Marion Monroe, Rita Thayer, and Lavonnc Terrance, members of the "Aerial Ballet," where these lovely and charming ladies present thrills and sensations aplenty during their presentation on the quartette style trapeze, just one of the hundreds of extraordinary new features on this year s program of Al d. Kelly and Miller Bros.; America's 2nd largest circus, playing an afternoon and night engagement at the Kossuth fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 6th at Algona. _ I AUCTION! 2OO FEEDER PIGS PUBLIC AUCTION OF 200 FEEDER PIGS WILL BE HELD ON FARM LOCATED ONE-HALF MILE NORTH AND ONE AND THREE-FOURTHS MILES WEST OF LONE RQCK, IOWA ON TUES., JULY 5 SALE STARTS AT 1:30 P.M. THESE PIGS ARE FROM 7 TO 10 WEEKS OLD CLEAN - CASTRATED - VACCINATED ALSO 20 SECOND LITTER FARMERS' HYBRED SOWS BRED TO FARROW IN AUGUST. TERMS: CASH - Or Make Arrangements With Your Banker Before Sole Date. Not Responsible For Accidents. ^^f^^^& ^^^ ^^^ ^W VHP49 4|BPflMMI^r Lloyd Berklono 1 - Auctioneer Lone Rock Bonk — Clerk it enroute to Texas. In fact that night the family slept in the basement, having had storm warnings of a most disturbing nature on T.V. • * * Breakfast was served at once, and a good one it was: fruit juice, sausage, scrambled 'eggs, toast and coffee. The phone rang later and it was Mrs Matt Zitt- ritsch, Lizzie's sister-in-law. She took Lizzie and we didn't see her again till just after dinner. Lizzie also had a nephew in Wichita whom she visited. He was leaving the following day having completed his flying course at the McConnell base where B-47s abound. The following day "Bun" as Mrs Zittri'tsch is called, came to pick us up and took us to Udal, where the tornado had hit with full force, wiping out the little town completely. It was just" a mass of rubble and the very few houses left standing at the outer edges of the town showed scars—siding riped off, roofs torn away, trees up-rooted, corrugated siding on barns torn off and tossed into trees, along fences and into fields. * • * We stopped at Derby's shopping center for cold drinks and a few knick-knacks. Derby is a small village about the size of Wesley. It is not an attractive place, rather treeless and Uarren. This part of Kansas Js'inuch like Iowa, but not as hilly and not as -many trees. The trees are smaller than here too, but there are many fine farms. I'd rather have one in Iowa however. Everywhere new housing units are springing up, houses by the hundreds, all one story, cute little places utterly nude of shrubbery .or .trees, but.give them a few years, and there will be plenty of landscaping adornment, for it was there aplenty in the areas laid out longer. Naturally, with the McConnell air base, the- Boeing airplane factory, and the numerous gushes that come in periodically, there is need for homes and the usual school and hospital expansion. We were taken from one end of the city \o the other, past the college, the new stadium, new airport, past trailer camps, through the park and zoo, and I am sure there isn't a thing of interest we missed. We -were dinner guests one evening of Mr and Mrs Matt Zitt- rit.sth, the afternoon having been spent driving to Udal and Derby as mentioned. Matt works for a construction company that is re- enforcing the cement runways and adding aprons at the McConnell air base. He has followed this line of work for some time and he and his wife have been "at home" in a trailer, from time to time buying a newer model. The one they have now is a beauty. There is every modern convenience—an air cooler, T. V., hot and cold running water, complete bath room, electric lights and refrigerator, gas stove and heater, plenty of cupboard space- as well as closets, and probably best of all, a bedroom with full size bed. It gets tiresome letting down a davenport and a bed is •eally a luxury. Another great convenience is a small porch and steps and an aluminum canopy, 'd say it was eight by sixteen feet. This makes a fine "porch" and gives plenty of room for out-of-door use where one can sit in the shade and where several neighbors can meet. I didn't count the trailers in the camp but each family is on construction work with Matt. They comprise one big, happy family. Happy except when bad storms come. I won't go into any more details on that, but they had some interesting tales. t * • We left for Iowa Monday morning, June 6, arriving at Mason City Tuesday about 3, and had dinner with the last "kinfolk" on the Cady side—Dr. and Mrs Gerald Cady. Dick Post caniu for u» nntl AT gut hunic ;ibout 0:30 * o'clock—tired but utterly satis- fied with a wonderlul vacation. Well, Houston and Galveston are beautiful cities, especially the former, Wichita is also a nice city and a rapidly growing one too, there were houses lovely beyond description, cute homes by the thousands, but do you know —my little old, oft remodeled brown house looked better to me than all the rest put together and I wouldn't trade Iowa for any state in the union, wonderful as the others may be. Home is where the heart is, and my heart is right here in my HI' oF home town. 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