The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 15, 1955 · Page 20
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 15, 1955
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4-Alfl6no (la.) Uppar thuridtoy, S*pt. IS, 1955 Tidbits From Evelyn During thai heal wave we talked about so much, Mrs Ethel Morgan was at the lakes with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Willis Cotton. I think she must have kept comfortable by using psychology — knitting a wool sweater on a torrid day. » » » Many persons will remember Mrs Carrie Lewis who came to stay with Grandma Lewis for some time and was here during the latter's final sickness. She lives at Orange. Cal., and some time ago was hospitalized. It WATCH A •'• • ^•^^^•^•'^•^•r^ •} THEM When You Feed WAINUT GROVf ft 44 HOG SUPPLEMENTS Eugene Huber Phone 12F32 Algona was while there she attempted to get out of bed, fell and broke a hip. She has made sufficient recovery to be in a Rest Home near her daughter "Bearnie" and later will go to her daughter, Helen at Santa Barbara. Mrs Lewis is in her eighties. * « * I think one of the most remarkable elderly women is MI-SJ Mary Sackett of Lincoln, Neb., cousin of Imelda Engesser. At 93 she runs a rooming house for students at the college. She is hale and hearty, as one must be for work of that sort. * * * Former Algerians get scattered in various places and it was while at Lac Court Oreilles on vacation Mrs Luke Linnan saw Mrs Charles Littler, nee Hazel Stalcy, who will be well remembered. * * « I wonder how many noticed the picture of Helen Dingely and her brother-in-law and sister, Mr and Mrs W. B. Nugent of DCS Moines in a recent issue of the DCS Moines Register? It was a good likeness, but the Register had made an error in naming the persons. A friend from Chicago was also in the picture and she and Helen were given exchanged identities. • • * The Three Muskateers, Hazel Lusby, Lizzie Post and I got home Thursday nite from another of our trips. We packed and left Friday morning, Sept. 2. We went from here to- Nashua to see the "Little Brown Church"" and as is always the case, the mental picture was in error. I had fancied it as being at the end of a long lane and facing, south. Instead the road leads close to the front and the building faces east. It was nice having some men there, members of a bridal party, who assisted me into the church so I had a good look at the interior, It is well kept, a quaint Read our 4 color ad on UMI-TRACTOR [MOOtRM M»CMINIRYl UNI-FARMING-FARMING SYSTEM WITH PROFITS BUILT-IN UNLWINDROWH in this month's FARM & HOME SECTION In Today's Upper Des Moines Hovey Implement Co NOW-IN OUR SHOWROOM-See The Latest In GAS BUILT-IN KITCHENS " separate... x ultra-convenient... \ colorful... , place which reminded me greatly of the Episcopal church I was in four years ago in my father's home town of Peninsila, Ohio. * * » The next stop was at Spillville where we saw the Billy clocks. Years ago the collection was in a building in the country but they are now in a nice building right in town at the southern side of "Main street" in a few blocks down. The clocks are beautiful and added to the skill in carving is the ingenuity of designing. Lizzie asked if there was a "grandmother's clock" in the collection and the guide seemed puzzled. "No," she answered. She'd never heard of one. Neither had I. • « « We had lunch at West Union and 1 wonder if Clara Pratt's ears burned. We mentioned that it was here the family lived before coming to Algona and they make rather frequent trips there to visit relatives. From there we went on to Prairie Du Chein and went at once to Villa Louis. It is a mansion built over 100 years ago—in 1843 to be exact, by Hercules Louis Dousman. I am a lover of antiques, furniture especially, and this was certainly a delight. It gave one a feeling of the people actually living there to see the master's hat and cane on the hall table. And the reality of the owners of so many years ago is emphasized by an oil painting of the daughters of'lhe home, two lovely girls, the dress of one being preserved in a glassed frame and hung beside the portrait in the entrance hall. Hostesses dressed in frocks of the by-gone period guide tourists through the rooms—or rather TO the rooms, for they arc roped off and one views the interiors from doorways. They give detailed and interesting facts concerning the -place and the decorations. « * V The lour begins at a two storied square house to the north of the mansion. A porch with upper deck reaches across the front of the building which was used as laundry, ice house, wine cellar office and servants' quarters. Price of tickets is 50 cents lor adults. Tourists are led to the front of the mansion, a large square house with glassed-in porch stretching across the front. In it are several pieces of furniture, cabinets and tables. One enters a large hall which divides the house, the drawing room and madam's sitting room and the left, the red room, dining room on the right, the kitchen beyond the dining room. At the end of the hall was, of all things, a grandmother's clock — like a grandfather's but smaller. Beautiful chandeliers hang from the ceilings and in the hall is LI huge bookcase in which -are original volumes of Milton, a table under a beautiful mirror, smaller table with the hat and cane, a large vase behind door, and a silver bracket for receiving calling cards. u * * The drawing room has a pretty fireplace facing the d >orway. A large Steinway grand piano is also at one end and if any of the visitors can play, they are invited into the drawing room to perform and let visitors hear the beautiful tones of this old treasure. The hostess, in the absence of a musician, gave a "sample". The "red room", perhaps a better word might 'be library, gets its name from the red velvet drapes and red plush upholstery It is a smaller room, cozy and homey looking. In it were chairs I'd like -to have brought home with me. In fact, there wore so many lovely things I coveted, it would have taken a truck. The dining room looked ready for company. Sliver and clishc* on the table and the chairs placed. The backs of the chairs were made to set forward. The "set" on the backs were to keep one sitting erect at the table. In this room the curtains were of btitten- berg lace and were purchased at a fabulous price. On the buffet and .serving table, and on open •shelved corner cupboards wur<' priceless bits of china and silver. Madam's .sitting n>om was a cnzy pi;«••'.', comfortable chairs, a square pjano and a mt'lodeon tin; latter two pointing to the possibility that "Madam" was unusuaT- Iv musical. Probably the most interesting piece of furniture in the room was a hair cloth daven- Titonka Soldier Overseas FORT fflLEY, KAM. — Pvt. James A. Honken, son of Mr and Mrs Alvin L. Honken, Titonka, la., is scheduled to be sent to Europe from Fort Riley, Kan., in September as part of Operation Gyroscope, the Army's new unit rotation plan. Private Hpnken's unit, the 10th Infantry Division, is the first division to move under the Gyroscope plan. It will replace the 1st Infantry Division which is returning to the U. S. A member of Company C in the 41st Engineer Battalion, Honken entered the Army last January. port, the ends at regulations height and comfortable backs, the center section with no back. The hostess said this davenport was used for courting. The man sat at one end, the girl of his dreams at the other, the chaperons in the middle, (^an you imagine such an arrangement in this era? The backless portion was either to keep the chaperone awake or to become so uncomfort . able she'd make her excuses and retire, leaving the lovers alone. « « * Off the kitchen was a bed room used by a lad who had performed some service for the family. In the room vyas a huge chest in which the silver was locked each night. Apparently the neighbors and servants weren't trusted too much. Or possibly Indians, I don't know which. * * * Tourists are taken up the broad open stairway to the second floor where there were four bed rooms, bathroom and a chapel off madam's bed room. She was a devout Catholic and had some insignia which was taken to the west lawn to be used in the marriage ceremony, the only time these precious and significant emblems were ever taken from the private room of worship. The back stairway leads to the kitchen and I was given the privilege of crossing the sacred dining room carpeting to the kitchen, being joined by the other tourists who came down the back steps. It was a very large room but contained less cupboard space than the average small home of today. This was made possible because much of the cooking was done in the basement. Hanging on the space near the stove was a large round "thing" with a handle. I thought it was a pancake griddle. It turned out to be a bread tray. Also near it hung two iron corn bread or muffin pans. A spice grinder, coffee grinder, pitchers and other dishes were on a table near a box which puzzled everyone. It was a box lined with cork and was for liquors. A bed warmer was also on. exhibit and to those of you who don't know what that is, it is a round pan like arrangement fitted with a tight cover and long handle. Just before bedtime coals were placed in the pan and it was run between the bedding to warm it before the occupant hopped in. The lemon squeezer was a far cry to the glass ones we use, or the juicers. It was two boards about three inches wide and eight inches long tapered to handles and hinged at the back. It opened up to show a round mound on which the lemon was placed, the boards were then put together and the pressure on the handles juiced the fruit. A large table was the in the- center of the room and eight chairs were around it, four of one style, four of another. Those had been donated by children and Grandchildren of the family. The exit was out of the back door, also glassed, and a steep concrete' path led part way to the museum. This is enough for this time, so till next week. Do You NEED > FORT DODGE IRON & METALO PHONE 2-2941 ; ?*ts •' FORT DODGE; JOWA '<" > ' i i ) i }''.•> a b o! BUILT-IN COOKING UNITS bring a new look to the modern kitchen . . , Install at any height. Place them close together or at opposite emis of the kitchen ... in a peninsula, in an Island. Specify four, six or any number of top burners you need. 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Long, Mgr. 4th $tr§§t c|t Hswpin ~~*~ MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota New Officers Of Two Livermore Clubs Installed Livermore — The Mrs Edith Johnson home was the site of Ihc first meeting of the club year for the Equality Club, at a Thursday luncheon. Mrs Carl Underberg, the outgoing president, turned the meeting over to Anna Altman, the new president. Other officers are Mrs Carl Underberg, Mrs Lucy Conley, Mrs Richard Dumphy and Mrs Louis Behounek, Mr? Edna Bowes, the chairman of the calendar committee, made comments on the events scheduled for the club year. 201h Century Club The first meeting of the 20th Century club was held at the home of Mrs Edna Goodenough Tuesday afternoon. Mrs R. W Beardsley, the outgoing president, gave greetings. Response waf given by Mrs Karl Baessler, new president. The constitution and bylaws were read by Mrs Edna Bowos. Calendar comments were made by Mrs Dorothy Malkmus ••••* .- Orin Beardsley was in Iowa City Tuesday to find living quarters. He and his wife will move to Iowa City this month where he will attend the University. Mr and Mrs George Lenertz, Mr and Mrs Alvin Lenertz and family, and Mr and Mrs Ted Wagner were .Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mr and Mrs Gus Bosallis in Storm Lake. Mrs Bosallis is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Geo. Lenertz. Invitations were issued for a misellaneous shower in Methodist church parlors Wednesday honoring Shirley Brpwnfield of Humboldt, who will be married to Kenneth Riley of Livermore this month. A group of relatives and friends of Regina Gilligan entertained at a miscellaneous shower in her honor Sunday afternoon. She was married Sept. 12 to Fred Madison of Goldfield at Sacred Heart Church here. Mr and Mrs Lorcn Holmes and Mr and Mrs Ed Rcimers and son of Fenton joined Mr and Mrs Herbert Holmes and son of Marion and Mrs Herbert Holme's parents, Mr and Mrs Herman Brownsdorf of Chicago, 111., at Wayerl.v where they all enjoyed a picnic dinner. Mrs Dave Fisher spent a few days visiting her son, Robert Fisher and family at Titonka. They brought her home Sunday and were dinner guests with hi? parents, Mr and Mrs Dave Fisher. Mr and Mrs Clarence King and family of Minneapolis spent the weekend here visitig his parents, Mr and Mrs Bill King, and also at the LcRoy Gronbach homo. 'A son was born Saturday, Sept. 3, to Mr and Mrs Richard Foth at Mercy Hospital in Fort Dodge. The Foths have an older daughter. Mr Foth is the son of Mr and Mrs George Foth. Guests Sunday evening at the Ernest Gales home were Mr and Mrs Ray Gales and Mrs Gales' sister, Mrs Matt Froeling and husband of Watkins. Minn., and Mr and Mrs Rudy Hildman and family of Wesley. Mr and Mrs Alvin Bertc spent the day Monday in Minnesota fishing. Mr and Mrs Dick May of Corwith were Sunday dinner fiuesls at the Julius Becker home. Kimbcrley Andersen, six year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Frit?. Andersen, underwent surgery Thursday at an Iowa City hospital. Mr and Mrs Charles Rickard have gone on their vacation. They will visit their son and family in Chicago, 111. Mr Rickard is the Rock Island depot agent here. George and Alvin Lenertz and Francis Erpclding left Thursday morning on a fishing trip to Park Rapids, Minn. LIGHTNING When a bolt of lightning hit Mrs Robert Hagedorn, of West Okoboji, it tot)k off her shoes. The bolt struck as she hung out clothes on the line. Measuring Cup Fri., Sat., and Monday Chopper recoils on heavy spring . . . thoroughly chops onion, nut meats, eggs vege- tobies, etc Comes with chopper, lid, measuring cup and wood chopping block. Guaranteed by Good Housekeeping Seal. DAVIS PAINT ASSOCIATE STORE Mr & Mrs Bill Amon Well Drilling and Jeep-Ditching Contact CLETUS F. ELBERT PHONE 1313 1403 E. Lueats St. Algona, la. Profit Kings ders Pickers two h v br;ds hold seme cf tHc r-c-. 1 5-j».' •«•!<! 'M<xds ever mid* by any hybrids ol ary rvutur.ty. The two '- fih-U ..«•>« in the 1954 M.rv*«j!« ' . 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