The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 22, 1955 · Page 48
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4-AI§ene (la.) Upper 6« Mdirti* Thursday, Stpt. 12, Tidbits From This is a story about a tragedy that ended well. A mother purchased a supply of groceries, bananas being a part of it. The bundles wero placed in th? back scat with the children and since they were little folk, it is not surprising that they began squirming around and in their activities sat on the sack. To theii mother's horror, the bananas were mashed to a pulp and what to do with them slumped her. Worst of all she was slated to prepare a dish for some "gel-together.' Inspired, she put the bananas in a light biscuit mixture and lo- tho best buns vou could imagine —BANANA BUNS—and every woman \Vas asking for the recipe! Now there's a new one for Grace's contest. * * * This, loo, is aboul youih-one little girl who had just Started to school. The story is about little Zora Bakken, daughter of "Pal" Powell and her husband, Kenneth Bakken. All went fine at school till "Zody" saw her mother and little sister approaching the building with the idea of seeing her home. One IOOK and Zody fled the room calling over her shoulder. "There's my mommy. Good-bye! See you tomorrow." * * * Brel Bartlett, son of Mr and Mrs,Wesley Bartlett decided he didn't think much of school and calmly announced to his parents he'd had enough of it the first day. On the other hand, David, son of Mr and Mrs Herman Steinblock likes it so much it is hard to keep him home from the afternoon sessions as well as his own assigned forenoon. And so .far "teacher" is perfection. * * * Resuming an account of the recent trip taken by the "Three Muskateers," Hazel Lusby, Lizzie Post and I. After seeing the Villy Louis we found a very nice motel, an equally nice place for dinner, and retired early, tired but content with the day's happenings. We left for Davenport and there we were on familiar ground and drove up to the Abnqr Long,'; around four-thirty o'clock. We took our luggage to our respective rooms and said, "Well, ncre we are, at home." Anil Indeed •"•—"••>-•>-» Reefer coal with back fullness is pleated io a beautiful fit... the deep rounded col- - lar shapes into a side closing. One of-the many new slyles now being shown in Algona stores. it seems-like hon.ie we have been there so often, and always are met with such fine hospitality. • * * -., Sunday afternoon Mr and Mrs Max Miller came to see us. I phoned her Saturday evening and said "Do you have any news for me?" I couldn't fool her for she said, "Hello Evelyn, How are you. She had heard that familiar greeting so many times over the years and recognized my voice. It is always nice seeing "home folk" and while the Millers like Davenport very much, they still loe Algona. They hae brought a nice home in a pleasant location only a few blocks from the Methodist church which they attend. • * * Earl Bradley, a former Algonan was also a. guest at the Longs and came Monday forenoon. His home is at Muscatine and he is a retired county superintendent. Of courss we began talking about Algona and the "old timers". If some of you have forgotten Earl, you will surely remember his sisters, Mayme and Rena and brothers, Raymond and Willis. * a * I must </o back to Sunday before I go further with my "travelogue", for the noon meal Sunday was ons of the most interesting I ever enjoyed. It was smorgasbord at the Blackhawk hotel. I never saw suc'i a variety of food! I've really lived it up this year champagne at Houston and caviar at Davenport! What more could one wish? • * * For me a Irip to Davenport would be incomplete without a drive over the bridges so we went to Rock Island and back over the bridge near the ball park. We knew there was some activity there because of the lights. Our curiosity was satisfied, for on the return trip we could look from the high bridge right down into the field. A game was in progress, a skimpy crowd scattered over the ampitheatre. We were urged to spend another day in Davenport but we had laid our plans and Hazel was just a bit. anxious to get home to Irene who had had an accident just prior to our departure, so with reluctance • we bade the Longs goodbye Tuesday morning and were on our way to Moline to call on the Raymond Henrys, former Algona residents. * * * By two o'clock we had said adieu and were on pur wuy to the Dells of Wisconsin.- It is beautiful country, wooded hills, and one. is aware Wisconsin is the dairy state, tor added to many herds of cattle seen grazing contentedly in lush pastures, were many creameries and cheese factories. When we went through Baraboo we thought of Gertrude Sheridan Kelley, whose former home was there. She was librarian here many years ago. * * • The following morning we Distinctive wool tweeds •with green as the important color are pointed up in casual coals for the men's fall wardrobe. Stripes are 1 also news in straight-lined sportcats for campus or business wear. drove to Ihs Dells, had breakfast there and then went to the Olson docks for our trip up the river. An elevator took us down to the water's edge and"from there it was but . a short distance via cement walk to the launch. The boats leave every half hour and we boarded the Commodore. There were about 56 passengers fpr this trip. .1 can't begin to tell you of the beauty of the. place-the rivet- winding between high cliff of vari-colored rocks, the trees and shrubs, the call of the birds when it is quiet-in all, something so different. The quietness came when the boat "stopped and passengers went ashore to see caverns and things on the craig tops. A few stayed aboard too but were quiet-enjoying nature as I was, I guess. The lapping of the water against the rocky sides, the breeze wafting over our faces, the twitter of birds — if one has insomnia, this would be a good place to woo sleep. One woman aboard told me she had recently been in Algona and had visited the Alts, her relatives. * * * At the insistence of the pilot and guide I left the ship and was taken in my wheel chair on one of the shore trips. There was a long walk leading upward to a refreshment room in a rocky walled site and there I bought a hot dog sandwich and bottle of pop. The trip was to last three hours so everyone decided food would be necessary.- The walk led downward from there to a natural theatre where the Indian entertainments were held. The amusements close Labor Day but that was O. K. with me. I wouldn't have cared for the Indian pow-wow anyhow. Tommy Bartlett of "Welcome Travelers" a few years ago, had an entertainment at Lake Delton earlier in the season. I've often wondered what became of him. I saw him in Chicago four years ago when I attended his program at the Sherman hotel one morn- • Stores are filled wilh souvenir merchandise, the Indian theme greatly stressed-everything from jewelry of silver with turquoise settings to belts and trivial mementos. We left with nothing much more than post cards and were on our way to Ishnala, a place that had been recommended Ss serving very fine food. The way led through wooded areas, corn fields, and then suddenly a clearing in the woods where the lawn was well clipped-in fact it was dry and a good rain was needed. A few tables and colored lawn • umbrellas were scattered about and off at the far side was a brown two storied building, near the Lake Delton shore. Steep steps led from the veranda to the water front. Lizzie and Hazel investigated things a little, heard sou*nds from the kitchen, smelled hickory smoke (tjrobably some meats being prepared for the evening meal) but the dining room was locked and apparently they were not taking care ot patrons at odd hours. This lack of hospitality led us back to town and lunch at Uphoff's, a very nice place. * * * A farewell glance at everything and we were off to LaCrosse. It is always a thrill going over the "Father of Waters'.' and the scenery* is enthralling. On and on to within 26 miles of Winoha, Minn., where we espied a good motel and thefe we stayed for the night, buying food at the place nearby and eating in our cottage. We debated going to Winona where the Wallace Mcpougalls live, but fearful they might not be home and we'd '(pave extru miles {or nothing, we f left the next morning, by-passing Winona. Detours are usually hated by motorists, but the one out of LaCrosse took us over some country so beautiful it would have been a shame ta have missed it. Up and up to high hills, then down to low areas, all heavily wooded, cool and lovely. Homemakers Tea At Irving ton The Irvington Homemakers Club opened the 1955-56 club year, Sept. 14, with a tea at the home of their president, Mrs PLANTATION BALLROOM WHTTTEMOHE, IOWA Friday, Sept. 23 ELMER SCHEID Sunday, Sept. 25 EDDIE ALLEN Friday, Sept. 30 BABE WAGNER Sunday, Oct. 2 JACK COLE Friday, Oct. 7 FRANK BUHR No Advance Booth Reservations Doors Open at 8:30 Howard Raney, with Mrs John Schnakenberg and Mrs Wayne Wickwire assisting. New officers assumed their duties. Outgoing township chairman, Mrs J. C. Mawdsley gave an interesting report about summer county activities. Mrs Nygaard, program guest, gave a talk on Safety. We are requesting the report of any home accidents be given to Mrs J. C. Mawdsley, Mrs Lyle Rancy. Mrs John Schnakenberg or Mrs George Schuffham. Mrs S. E. McMahon has been visited briefly by her daughter, Mrs Richard Schmilz, of Storm Lake who had been at Rochester from Wednesday until Friday with the son John, 7, who was a patient at the hospital for surgery and treatment following polio. The child 'has had the casts removed from his legs and is learning to walk again. His complete recovery is assured. President Grover Cleveland first said, "the mails must go through." IOWA'S WONDSB SHOWPLAC! The &UISIF CLEAR LAKE , IOWA FRIDAY, SEPT. 23rd 3rd arid Final Heat of Corn Shelling Contest SIX FAT DUTCHMEN SATURDAY, SEPT. 24ih JULES HERMAN And His Orchestra WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28th JULES HERMAN ORCH. Nora Springs Fireman's Ball For the Small Fry who like glamour mixed wilh the practical — This double-breasted wear everywhere 100% wool fleece coat with milium lining will transform her small self into the important way she wants to look. SIZES 3 to 6x Also sizes 7-14 without slacks There are also many other styles in 3-6x, 7-14 and sub-teen. Elva & Jessie's Apparel Shop NORTH OF SORENSEN'S GROCERY "The Shop of Beautiful Fashions" FALL PRESSES autumn CLASSICS in wonderful new fabrics! $ 5!to $ 10 98 OTHERS TO $14.98 Whether milady is willowey tall, or , has a figure petite "— Graham's new dresses tor fall are flattering to all, with style notes so simple-and neat! And a wonderful lot of new tabrics in these new dresses! Richly flattering new. crepes, mixtures and failles, in frocks with softly flowing lines. There are new dresses for all now on Graham's Balcony — juniors, misses, women, half-sizes. And every single one crisply brand-new right now for autumn wear. 1955 FASHION NEW FALL Plushy Fleeces and Downy-Soft Wools in Graham's Brand-New Selections of Fall and .Winter Coats There's a grand si%ry to be told in the luxurious new coat fabrics here on Graham's Balcony . . . and another fashion story in the styling! Rich in iexture and color, with the controlled fullness thai is fall's fashion story . . . and such details as low-plafcd pockets tabs and martingales io point up their newness. Come and try them on at Graham's this very week-end . . . and note the special budget price tags on these fashionable fall and winter coats! > SPECIAL GROUP WINTER COATS In stylings and coat shades especially for juniors and sub- teens . . . with narrow top styling widening gradually from hiplino Io hemline. This group priced at CIT at ,_.._„', 91 • STUNNING NEW SHORTIE COATS With wooly alpaca-like fabrics that are all the rage of the ''shortie world!" Fresh sparkling colors you want in shorties. I A AQ to MM AQ Priced at I V«89 V*ti90 Thct Let You "Mix and Match" Your Own BLOUSES With the spotlight! focusing on a whole thrilling array of famous "Ship N' Shores" for fall! Cute boy collar styles, shortwaist types and frilly, frothy blouses tor wear with your suit! 2.98 to 5.98 SWEATERS Jusl "made for" mixing and matching with Ihe new fall skirts! Smart simple cardigans in autumn -.rich shades and classic'slip. ons in glowing contrast. Also featuring a new collcclion of fum- ous Lampl sweaters! 2.98 to 5.98 SKIRTS Flowing, flaring willowy skirls for smart wear wilh the new dressy blouses . . . also trim neat sheaih-types thai go perfectly with your fall sweaters. All so new at Graham's! 3.98 to 5.98 FALL HANDBAGS in leather, fabrics ... all in most beautifully styled shapes md wilh smart interiors. to FALL GLOVES for that finishing touch to your outfit. Nylons, helanca stretch, siring knits and soft pliable leathers .... 1.00'° 2.98 W ; - ~^ -*M?»W|ff? ir^lTO ~^W^Wl4^M9.^M|l-^|pAMVJH|fe,|Mpl WPI -.Wd(8R;,^| We're Brimming With New Hats! Mere Hc.t . . . More Color . . . More Fabric Fancies to 5. From the liny little hats of past seasons that were "hardly there" — fashion now favors "the hat thai IS" . . . more hat, more color and more of the most fabulous fabric fancies make up the mUlinery headlines for the new season. And the new hat "headlines" are all here on Graham'^ Balcony! COSTUME JEWELRY fashioned with imagination and to be worn for smart accent. Newest fashion notes in'jewelry at AUTUMN SCARVES in a whole galaxy of new prints and color shades, headj scarves^ and neck scarvesf new for <>A_ to tali

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