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Tidbit* From Evelyn t wa» having my Sunday gJesta when a group of carolers came The house was dark and no one could get to the door before they had gone. They left me a lovely ceramic dish of delicious candy and I hope they read this column so they will know I appreciated their music and the gift, it was very kind and thoughtful of them. I don't know who the members of the chorus are but I do know Mrs Joe Tschetter and Mrs Robert Williams head the group. Many thanks to all, and to all a Merry Christmas. • * * I almosl forgol to mention the Posts' pet Ginger was killed last week—hit by an auto. Poor little Ginger lasted less than a year for it was near Christmas the dog was given to Lavonne. I never do remember his kind, but he was a special breed (maybe I should refer to Ginger as "she". I don't remember what the sex was—not that it matters.) Town is a bad place for pets and this is an especially busy spot—this McGregor street, Thorington intersection. • * * I think I have heard of about every kind of cookie imaginable but this is one that tops the list of oddities. PERSIMMON cookies. They were received by Mrs Loll a Ladendorff from her very good friend Carolyn Stobbins Hull ol Santa Ana, Calif. Another odd recipe to me is orange sauce and sweet potatoes. I've tried to like it but I'll take my "tators" cand- ind with brown sugar, thank you. I'm not fond of them with marshmallows cither. • • « Also from Mrs Ladcndorfl comes news of a family that will bo well-remembered by the older folks. Years ago. back in the 1902 to 10 or there abouts era, Mr and Mrs Barney G.irdner and ihoir three children Milo, David ;md Edith lived here. Mr Gard- ner was manager of the telephone company. They lived at LuVerne, at one time, later went to Kansas City and Mr Gardner died a number of years ago. In a recent letter to Mrs Ladendorff, Mrs Gardner said she was living with her daughter, a nurse, at Fernando. Calif. The son Milo lives m Tennessee and the son David was killed a couple of years ago in an auto accident. Mrs Card* ner said she hopes to come to Lu- Verne next summer and will of course come here to visit Mrs Ladendorff. * * • There were two v«ty red faced Kiwanians Thursday when they entered the Algona hotel dining room and saw the wives of the members and their Own spouse was not to be seen. They were there all right, but the men fled in dismay, before the women could make themselves known. One man, the unsuspecting creature, let his wife out of the car to do, as she fibbed to him, "some shopping." Never imagining she could be so deceitful, he dashed out to the store where he had left her, prepare to take her back to the hotel with him. He could not find her, so raced home. No wife and by the time she was located at the hotel where she had been all the time, lunch was about over and he was sure he'd be forever in the "dog house." The second scarlet faced individual took one look at the throng of women, fled the place, and his wife was there all the time too. He was so late in arriving for the lunch He will have quite a time henceforth convincing her he actually does attend the meetings. He took refuge in the coffee shop adjoining the hotel for his noon meal. All this happened when the surprise party was planned by Glen Graham and apparently it was a great success. t Wis filad id heftf from iwo persons oh last week's column. Mrs Arthur DSmlef of LuVerhe wrote, "This week I especially enjoyed reading about the Petti- bones. Jennie Pettibone taught school in LuVerne, also a Sunday school class in the Presbyterian church. I was a member of her class." * * * A phone call from Frank Ste- britz was also gratifying. He too knew the Pettibone sisters and Josie was one of his teach-, ters. He said the late Theodore Chrischilles, grandfather of our "Chris" sold his family the tickets to come from Germany to the United States. That was back in 1886 when Mr Stebritz was two years old. He said, "I like to read about the people way back years ago." Thank both of you for letting me know you read and like my "Tidbits." * * * It was a cold arid disagreeable night for driving when Dr. and Mrs Karl Hoffman went to Mason City a week ago but it would have taken much worse weather and road conditions to stop them from meeting their daughter and little grandson who had flown in from Cleveland, Ohio. I believe this is the first time they had seen the little fellow who is less than a year old. Joan, Mrs Al DeCrane and her husband have been at Camp Le Juene, Jacksonville. N. C., and Mr Do Crane has been discharged from service. * * * Nidas Demand who is attending Johns Hopkins. Baltimore. Md., bad a recent interesting weekend in New York City with Mr Ross, a former teacher here. Mr Ross is attending Columbia university and is working on his Master's Degree. There is much to see in New York, but Nidas and his host co%'ered a good proportion of the sights. * • • Mr and Mrs W. J. Fuller are leaving December 21 for a two week's visit in Los Angeles with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Robert Coors. Nel- WE DELIVER ANYWHERE FREE QUALITY FURNITURE AT ECONOMY PRICES The Best For LESS! Masfarcraft Living Room Suites • Chrome Craft Dinette and Breakfast Sets • Sealy and Land-O-Nod Mattresses • Midwest Lamps • Elgin Watches STOP IN AND BROWSE AROUND — YOU'lL FIND BRAND NEW FURNITURE IN i HIS NEW, MODERN STORE Home Of Quality FURNITURE FENTON, IOWA lie Ven Allen is leaving the same day artd \tfill be gone a few Weeks. She will visit her son-in- law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Lloyd Keith, at Bui-bank. They leave from Perry .-and it is possible they will be in the same coach, a nict arrangement. * * * Oiherft who ar« lucky Mi6u§h to get away for the winter ate rtazel and Ralph Miller. They drove to Estherville last week to get ftazel's mother, Mrs Thompson who for the past five years has accompanied them south. They will go to Brownsville as usual, and always visit other places of interest. • * * Adrian Caslef's sister gave me the wrong town when she told me about him being gone for the winter. The street address is the same. 429 8th Ave., but the town is Palmetto, Fla. * * » Hatcl and Frank Veta recently returned from Chicago, where they visited Hand's aunt and other relatives. They were also in Whiting. Ind. to visit relatives. It was "a beautiful day" in Chicago, but when they reached Iowa they were thankful they had gono via train instead of driving. Icy roads are nerve wracking. Hazel said for two cents she'd have turned around and gone back to a pleasanter place. • • • The Livingstons, Mabel and Charley FINALLY got home from Phoenix and other points in the southwest. They had planned to be gone but three weeks and it stretched out to that many months. On top of that they plan to go back again in mid-January, this time to the Imperial Valley where merchandise made bv the Livingston Tool company will be displayed at some project. I think by this time all they have to do is get the car out of the garage, head it west and it could make the trip with no one at the wheel. Home looked awfully good to Mabel, snow and all. Aren't homes nice? Especially to come back to. * • • Mr and Mrs Clark Orton had a recent phone talk with their son Knute and his wife who live in Chicngo. Knute has comoleted a theological course at the Omaha Bible Institute and his wife also graduated in a course there. Both are preparing for future work in foreign missions. At nrpsent Knutc is attending the Chicago Institute- and is Inking a course in medical technology. This include; some work at St. Luke's hospital. Mrs Orton is also employed in a telephone office. • • • Hooray—I got an automobile for Christmas—oven a chauffuer to go \yith it. Oh. simmer down. It is !h f - cutest little model of an old time car. comlete with headlights, sort of a buggy type machine with gay red wheels. It's from the GIr«e Pitchers. Thanks so much. Il will join my whatnot collection. « * « Thank you Mrs Luella Baker for the; Christmas issue of "Arizona Highways." It is a beautiful magazine of which I have had previous copies. The pictures are superb and having traveled twice across Arizona makes it of more than usual interest to me. A Merry Christmas to you way down there in the land of warmth and sunshine. I wish-vou could fun some of the warm air up here. * * • More news of 1896—Mrs J. W. Hay returned Saturday from a visit at Iowa Falls. Robert E. Kain returned yesterday morning in time to vote, from a visit at DeKalb and other Illinois towns. After being back to towns where the saloon system flourishes he is emphatically opposed to reestablishing them here. Gov. Dr.ike has appointed J. \V. Wad?worth, a delegate from Iowa to attend the farmers' national congress to be held next week in Indianapolis. He has not yet decided whether he will be able to attend. The appointment is a well deserved compliment. 64th At Pleasantville, Mr and Mrs Labon Hodgson have observed their 64th wedding anniversary. For the past 53 years, they've lived on the same farm they now occupy, in the West Pella community. qi|rt toteo/... EXTENSION'PHONES Give your family extra convenience, extra privacy and pro* tection. If you like, choose handsome two-tone or solid color phones to harmonize with the colors in your rooms. We'll gift wrap them for you and install them before or after Christmas ... as you wish. Additional phones cost only a few cents a day each! GMl your Telephone Business Office now for complete details. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, IEDROOM.., PEN Livermore by Lena Alfman Father Schuller of New Mexico spent a few days here with his sister, Mrs Marie King. His father, who has been living at the King home for • the past six months, passed away at a rest home in Burt. He was buried at* Emmetsburg Saturday morning, Dec. 3. Phyllis Faith, who spent a vacation here with her uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs John Olson after having her tonsils out, returned to Des Moihes Friday where she is employed by a finance company. Dinner guests Sunday at the Zeak Smith home in honor of the sixth birthday of their granddaughter, Gladys Mansor, were Mr and Mrs Harold Mansor and family of Algona and Mr and Mrs Donald Andersen and family of Rcnwick. Sunday dinner guests at the Dohald Collins home in honor of the fourth birthday of their son Roger were Mr and Mrs Robert Blumer, Mrs Kate Collins, Frank Riley, and Mr and Mrs Dick Cran and family. Mrs Francis Collins and children were afternoon visitors at the Collins home and enjoyed birthday cake. Thursday evening, Dec. 1. there was a Methodist church family night pot luck supper at seven o'clock. Films were shown by Ed Dehnert of LuVerne. He had been in Bolivia for six months. Susan and Dickie Scott, children of Mr and Mrs Gordon Scott of LuVerne, spent last week here with their grandparents, Mr and Mrs Norman Scott. Their parents were Sunday afternoon visitors here and the children returned home with them. , Guests Sunday evening at the Art Vaudt home were Mr and Mrs Vernon Hohenberger and son Ronald and Mr and Mrs John Hohenberg<;r and Mrs Mary Hauck. Dinner guests Sunday at the Mrs Dave Logue home were Mr and Mrs Ernest Logue, Mrs Keith Thursday, 15, 1»S5 (la.) MdtHi«-S Logue and two children and Mrs Donald Armstrong and son Steve. Mr and Mrs Charley Logue of Algona were afternoon visitors. Mr and Mrs Ted Wagner of near LuVerne were Sunday afternoon visitors at the Nick Bormann home. Mr and Mrs Howard McCrady Jr., and son of Fort Dodge were Sunday dinner guests of his parents, Mr and Mrs Howard McCrady. Howard Jr. is attending two week's school in Des Moines and then will be employed in Ft. Dodge by the Omar Bread Co. Mrs Harold Mansor and daughter Gladys of Algona visited Monday at the Howard BartoB home. Mr and Mrs Allen Sinclair and Mrs Deloros Christensen visited friends in Whittemore Friday evening. Mrs Jack Michaelson who has been ill at her home was taken to the Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge Friday for treatment. Mr and Mrs Arlo McGowan and family were confined to their home last week with the flu. 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