The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 21, 1955 · Page 23
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 23

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 21, 1955
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Some people are equipped with a sort of built-in sense of direction. They always know which way is north, and once they've been over a road they never have any trouble finding their way again. This knowing where you are going is a talent, much on the order of the gift of absolute pitch and it is bestowed on just a favored few. * * * I must have been absent the day they were handing out the genes or whatever it is that goes into a person to give him a sense of direction. After living in Algona for over 20 years, I still have to stop and figure out which is north or south, east or west. I do it by starting with the knowledge that the swimming pool is ! ?tu f , SOUlh part of town w iV 1 ?!. doesn * he] P I remind myself that the sun usually sets in the west, somewhere in the. vicinity of Brundage's back door Therefore, Brundages must Jivt west of us. If the founders 01 Algona had only seen to it that the mam drag ran north and south like it did in 'the town where I spent my childhooci. everything might be crystal clear * •» » People who know me never ask me how to get anywhere. My directions on how to get to the post office have a way of 'anding the unwary somewhere NOW-IN OUR SHOWROOM-See The Latest In GAS BUILT-IN KITCHENS / wpxfi M 1 V»«« \ ultra-convenient... colorful... BUILT-IN COOKING UNITS » bring a new look to the modern kitchen . .. Install at any height. Place then\close together or at opposite ends of the kitchen ... in a peninsula, in an island. Specify four, six or any number of top burners you need. Install in wood, metal, brick, plastic or any other material. A wide variety of colors and finishes. Save miles of steps. Eye-level controls . . . easy to see without stooping., The Very ultimate in f;ist modern cooking equipment. "America's easiest ranges to keep clean." YOU'LL BE "YEARS AHEAD" WITH CALORIC BUILT-INS Whelher you're building a new home or remodeling you'll want to see this built- in unil before you make any decisions. Available for bolh bottle and natural etas and with automatic or manual controls. PRICES ARE NO HIGHER THAN A REGULAR GAS RANGE I RAPID TH Phone 16-Algona So. Philips St V777, VMM m the vicinity of Sexton. Once in a while an unsuspecting stranger will stop at our door and ask where so-and-so-lives. If the destination is out of pointing distance, these people are really sunk. For all I know, some of them may still be out driving around and looking if their gas tanks hold out. I always hope nobody gets lost permanently because of me for I'd hate to be"held responsible for separating anyone from his loved ones forever. * * * Now with Father it's different. He not only knows where he's supposed to go, he also knows the direction in which he's traveling. It probably comes from having to do all the chauffeuring at our house for none of the rest of the family knows how to drive excepting from the back seat. But even Father is not infallible. One day on our recent and all-too-soon-concluded vacation he got lost, but good And he'll probably never hear the last of it. » * * Don and Lucille Clark were vacationing in the Earl Miller cottage at Woman's Lake so we decided to go down and spend a day with them. Father was the driver and his passengers were practically all the women in his life—his mother, his wife, two daughters and his pet female dog, Wienie. Father knows northern Minnesota like the back of his hand, or so he has always maintained. But this day he saw a lot of that state that he didn't even dream was there. * * * We weren't trying to take a short cut. It was a beautiful day iust right for a drive in the forest We planned to take the more scenic route so we could see more of Leech Lake and we'd be per- 'ectly O.K. as long as we kept going south and a bit west. The only trouble was that the roads didn't know that. They persisted in stubbornly meandering around in the woods, all in an easternly direction. * * * Twice we found quite well- naintained roads going south. Sureka!, we thought, at last we're leaded in the right direction, lach time after going from three o five miles down the road we came to a dead end. "Herman's 5 lace", or "Kitchegoowah Lodge" he signs said and they had a •acancy. We weren't ready to ;ive up and stay all night yet so we went back over the same roads and tried to find another one. , * « * There's a very illusive mystery town up in those parts. It's called Premer and we kept seeing signs saying so many miles to it. Though we went the prescribed number of miles ana faithfully followed all the little pointing arrows we never did come to it. Out on the highway, on the way home, we saw more signs about Premer, but again we didn't find it. Personally, I think there's no such town. Somebody went and made up both the name and the signs just to confuse us. » # m After the speedometer registered that we had traveled 75 miles, Father was in for .some heckling and a few snide remarks. • "Why don't you stop and ask somebody where we are?", we said. But tried and true northwoodsmen don't have to ask direction—they depend on location of the stars and on which side of the tre:*;. the moss is growing. "What's more' 1 , said my mother-in-law M the general direction of the back of her son's head, "when it comes- to asking for information, his Dad is just us bad as he is." * * # When you nre lost in the wilderness you sometimes start having hallucinations. Mine were that the Customs Inspectors guarding the Minnesota-Canadian border were just up the. THESE WOMEN! over the top. serve. Freeze firm and —GRACE. "When I suggested you build an outdoor grill, this isn't exactly what I had in mind!" ,o road aways. And I fancied I could see the Floshay Tower in the Twin Cities just over the horizon. About the time we •all concluded we'd have to retrace the 75 miles and start over again a't Cass Lake, we came to the highway. From then on we were in familiar territory and we soon arrived at Woman's Lake. In all our meandering we had gone only ten miles out of our way! • » » The next; day I undertook to guide my mother-in-law and the kids on an expedition to Bemidji to see the sights. We didn't get lost at all! However, the route I picked took us about 25 miles farther than we would have had to go, but let's ignore that minor incident. WILL BE ON July 25 thru 30 Next week we will be taking our annual summer vacation. Our force hopes to get in some relaxation and fun. So we can come back and serve you with added vim and vigor starting Monday, August 1. MODERN DRY CLEANERS & TAILORS • • , - ',.,. :• •; •> •.( ,/• •• • - . v.o.o,v£tfro,o.o.o.^ If the City of Algona is looking for a very worthwhile project, I hope they'll put new filters in the swimming pool. To keep the bacteria count down, the? chlorination in the pool is so strong it practically eats the kids eye out. According to my information, the same filters are there that were installed twenty- six years ago when the pool was built and they are practically useless now. Even if they weren't worn out they'd be obsolete by this time. Filters, I've heard cost a lot of money but I hope it can be dug up from somewhere before another swimming season. ' . • * * * . Dorothy, Colwell has a lot of energy: but 'she wasted quite a bit of it a couple of weeks ago. The little daughter, Barbara was invited to a birthday party, so Dorothy cleaned the little girl up and took her downtown to buy the present. Enroute home they stopped for a coke but the combination of the hot day and the cold pop upset Barbara's tummy and the results messed up her party dress. Home again and another bath and another clean dress, then they set out for the party. Nobody answered the door and to all appearance.- Dorothy and Barbara were either loo early or too late for the party. Finally the birthday child's father was contacted and the Col- wells found that though they had the right hour, they had the wrong day, the party was the next afternoon. Which, of course, meant more baths and still another freshly washed and ironed dress for Barby. * * * Mrs Harry Hargreaves has so many of her family ill and in tho liospilal that it is a big problem which patient to visit first. Her msband is in Veteran's Hospital in Dos Moines, her mother, Mrs Tom Carmody at Mercy in Mason 1'ily, her mother-in-law, Mrs P. II. Hargreaves at Park in Mason City and her father, Tom Car- Tiocly is confined to a wheel chair it his home in Whitlemore. I sincerely linpo that by this time .ill the patients are much improved and that the strain does lot force Mrs Hargreaves into becoming a patient herself. • • • This time of year, the sharp 'lavors of lemon and lime go veiy veil. At our house, we are hit- .ing the frozen limeade hard. It's 'ess expensive than using fresh imes and you don't have to bother with squeezing and addinn L. S. BOHANNON What about the part-time help I hire on my farm during the summer — will my Farm Liability Insurance cover any damage or injuries caused by the help? Will it cover my liability for injuries suffered by my parl-iime help? For the answers to your insurance questions, feel free Insurance Agency,': Phone 103? sugar. This week's recipe is for a frozen lime pie and you don't have to bake it. 2 eggs Vz cup sugar , I few drops green food coloring 1 cup light cream 1/3 cup lime juice 1 tablsp. grated lime peel 1 recipe graham cracker crust 1 pint vanilla ice cream Beat eggs till thick and lemon colored. Gradually add sugar and continue beating until mixture is light and fluffy. 'Add green coloring, cream, lime juice and peel. Mix well and pour into refrigerator tray. Freeze firm. Break in chunks, turn into chilled bowl, beat until smooth and return to tray to freeze a little longer. Line a 9 in pie plate or refrigerator tray with graham cracker crust. Beat the ice cream until smooth. Spread on the crust mixture and top with •the frozen lime mixture. Sprinkle a few graham cracker crumbs Whitfemore Mr and Mrs Thomas Dunphy visited with Mr and Mrs Erwin Siems in Rochester last week Sunday. Mr Sicms is a patient in the Methodist hospital at Rochester. Mr and Mrs Clifton Keene and daughter Patricia returned to their home in San Francisco last Wednesday after visiting at the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs Theodore Keene. Mrs Herman Bode and daughter Marlene, of Wesley, visited at the Daniel Foley home here Tuesday afternoon with the former's mother, Mrs Elizabeth Eiesle.' Dr and Mrs J. S. Devinc of San Diego, arrived here last week Saturday to look after business matters and visit with old friends. Thjey returned to San Diego, Sunday. Mr and Mrs Frank Schumacher, of here, Mr and Mrs Emil Schumacher of Fcnton, visited with Mr and Mrs Edwin Schumacher in Algona last Monday. • A personal shower was held Friday night at the Harry Schmcl- ing's in honor of Judith Greinert. Marilyn Schmeling was the hostess. A number of relatives'gathered at the Arthur Heidenwith home Friday evening to celebrate the birthday of Dorothy. Rosendahl. Mr and Mrs Leonard Meyer and sons, of Rodman, Mr and Mrs Herman Voigt, Mr and Mrs Herbert Potratz, Mr and Mrs Norman Schultz, Charles, James, and Ja- July 21, T9SS Algona (la.) Upper Dei Moln««-7 nice Schultz helped Mrs Ruth Schultz celebrate her birthday Sunday evening. Mark and Marvin Montag of Washington, D. C., sons of Mr and Mrs Al Montag were honored at a family picnic Sunday. The guests included Mr and Mrs Hugh Duffy, Mr and Mrs Lewis Duffy, and family, Mr and Mrs .Martin Duffy Jr. and family and Martin Duffy and daughter Theresa, of here, Mr and Mrs Herman Miller and family of Waterloo, Mr and Mrs Al Montag of West Bend; Mr and Mrs Maurice Duffy of Churdan, Mr and Mrs William Duffy and family, Mr and Mrs Earl Connors and daughter, of Algona, Mr and Mrs Fred Montag, Mr and Mrs Ralpheal Montag, and family of West Bend. A family picnic was held at the Mrs Anna Dau home here Sunday. All her children were present and included Mr and Mrs Hugo Meyer, Mr and Mrs Victor Dau and family, Mr and Mrs Wilbur Rocber and family, Mr and Mrs Melvin Roeber and son David, Mr and Mrs Lawrence Meyer and family, and Mr and Mrs Herbert Zumach and family, of here, Mr and Mrs Frank Jurgens, of West Bend, and Mr and Mrs Ernest Bernau and family of Corwith. A Kelly reunion was held Sunday at the Woodrow Russel home. Present were Mr and Mrs Thomas Kelly, and Mr and Mrs Edward Kelly and family of Pomeroy, Mr and Mrs Arthur Kelly and family of Rock Island, Mr and Mrs Fred Fish and family Voigtj and family, and Mr and Mrs Paul Potratz and family of here. " i • > t Tune In! 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