The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 17, 1956 · Page 30
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 30

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 17, 1956
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6<*Af0drt6 (Jo.) Upper Brfs Motn*§ Thursday, May 5, 1955 I Tidbits From Evelyn E«!her Benson noticed some scratches on Ray Cook's bald spot and asked what had happened. "Oh", he answered "The parakeet likes to perch on my head but it's so slippery he looses his fttot hold, digs in his claws, and I suffer the damage." Now maybe Ray could put strips of tape oni his head for the benefit of the ftird. One trfck the bird did was not too much appreciated by Ray and his wife *Pat". Ray had spread a slice of bread with strawberry jam, when WHAM, the bird landed right in the middle of it. Ray swooshed him away and he made a bee Jine for "Pat's" shoulder, leaving' strawberry tracks on a nice clean house dress. i * ' * « I listened f» a program Saturday evening in which Margaret Truman took part. Clifton Fada- man was alsa on it—in fact I gathered he! promotes this program each wetlk. It wasn't very interesting and when it had ended, I couldn't figure that I'd gained much information. It was principally about manners— etiquette, that is. I'd like to have some one discuss the ettiquette of names — shotild a widow assume hei' givsfn name, or continue using; her late husband's? Emily.I*ost (unless she has changed her iliind in the past few years) maintteines a woman uses her husband's: name throughout her life. A divorcee of course is known by her g|iven name and ex-husband's surnalme. What this all sifts down to, is, it is confusing—which do the women prefer? .: '•* «" * While ort the topic of women— One of the' members' of the "Hen House" is flying the coop this week. Esther is leiaying Wednesday fpr Park Ra\pids, Minn. Oh, sh'e "is coming back, thank goodness. 'I'd miss her very much. She has business thete and will be gone till Sunday. It will give her a little vacation too and she will enjoy going back to her former home for a few days. She is driving there with Mrs Lois Lamb 6f Estherville. * * * Cleone Crawford has already decided where she wants to attend college, though she does not graduate till later in the month. She and her parents, Mr and Mrs A. D. Crawford, drove to Columbia, Mb., last week Sunday and Cleone is enrolled at Stevens college for next September. • • • Judy Sorensen has interesting plans to follow soon after graduation, '• For further details, ask Judy," this is the lime for Mothers and Daughters banquet. The Methodists gave theirs last week and this week are two more, the Trinity Lutheran Tuesday evening, the Presbyterians Wednesday. * * » I am glad to live neighbor to Rosa Jones for she has a beautiful tulip bed south of her house. I think I get more benefit from it than she, for it is in plain view from my window where I thump out bits of this and that on my typewriter. She brought a bouquet to Mrs Gilles the other day. Yellow tulips with multiple centers—lovely beyond description. » * * Bui all gardens of interest are not flower gardens. A bed of asparagus is about as nice a thing to have as I can think of. Ray Davidson has one that produces an excellent variety. I know because I had a dish Sunday. He brought some to his sister Mrs GilJes, and since she knows my fondness for it, I received a dish of it. What better "May Basket" could one have? • * * Speaking of May Baskets •— I saw some in a drug store recently. How everything is simplified these days. Years ago my mother helped me make baskets. There were sheet after sheet of tissue paper to be purchased and she knew several different ways to make attractive baskets. Then after my basket days were over, along came the little Dixie CUDS which were easy to cover with paper and were a good background for many different designs. And now the baskets I saw in the window were printed with different designs, assembled and all ready to hang. I wonder ifi it wasn't more fun making the baskets years ago. I know, it was fun going to the woods for the "Dutchmen's Breeches", violets and blood roots to put in the baskets. * * * Adele White had a nice chai via phone the other night with her sister Mrs Carl Marshall who lives at Baltimore, Md. It has been 20 years since they left for the east but the sister promised Adele she'd be back here next summer for SURE. Anyhow, a phone talk is almost as good as seeing one and Adele was very happy over it. The death of Mayme Brunson at Mason City took my thoughts back over the years when her niece,Zada Brunson and I used to spend quite a lot of time at her place when we were children. One thing T remember !? the odor of tobacco that flung to the curtains and all over the house. It wasn't offensive but reminded us of Uncle Glen Brunson. He was a heavy smoker of cigars and I don't believe if. was ever possible to rid the house of the aroma. It was while at their place one day Zada told me there was no Santa Claus. I had my suspicions some time prior to that, but I clung tenaciously to my hopes that I might be wrong. I argued with hrr but deep inside I knew the horrible truth. It has been several years since I had seen Mayme and I meant to phone her when I was in Mason City last fall. Alas for good intentions—• I was so busy with my relatives and doing the "dime stores", it completely slipped my mind till we had reached Garner en route home. I vowed when I went over again, the first -thing I'd do was call her. Alas—too late. The Brunsons were our neighbors many years. They lived in a small house on the present Perry site and we lived just across the alley north. I was hoping Allen and Helen, his wife would come on to Algona, I'd like to see them. 'I haven't seen John in years. WOn- dcr if I'd know him. He probably doesn't remember me. » • • Having worn Esther's copper bracelet faithfully for a month and having no signs of being able! to do the mombo, I gave it back to her this morning. There are those who swear by the effacy of copper for arthritis and J<ind- red ailments. Maybe so — I "ain't" arguing—but I have more confidence in Vitamin D. • • • Here's a list of graduates way back in 1896. The names are very familiar and a few are still living. Agnes Gilbride (mother of Bill Bestenlehner, Marita, John, Tom, Helen, Ruth and Dorothy) Garry Garfield, Jessie Johnson, Charles Chubb (father of Helen Dewel, Josephine, Pete and Bill) Maggie Hunt, Norman Hart, Lizzie Schichtl (sister-in-law of B. P. Richardson) Irma D. Clarke, Hortense Smith (Ferguson) Abra Robinson, Carrie Schichtl (sister of Lizzie I believe and Trix Salisbury. Oh oh—here's one of those fish stories I was wondering about—" The biggest fish caught in the Des Moines river at this point this spring was hauled out by O. H. Goodrich. It weighed an even eight pounds. Mr Goodrich had numerous callers that day and was interrogated as to where and how. • • • Guess lhis\ is a good place to quit. COMPLETED Adel has a new water tower. The 250,000 gallon tank will go into operation early in May. IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANt IT Hi Jinks * * * .* £>e*6ie<i ie "Behiftd th* Scenes" Items From Aigdn* High School. • Spring is here to slay, and now we see the fit*} signs of summer. Mr Palmer wore a dandelion in his buttonhole Friday morning. . * * • the stakes were high and the crowd was terise in biology class last week when Mr King and Judy s Reiken bet on. how tall she was. The yardstick was brought out, and Judy Was the winner by a hair. The syndicate gave an oral I .O. 17. for one ice cream cone. * . * * I'm happy to announce thai Mr DeMouth's first novel, the monumental. "And All That Mighty Heart", has not only been completed but has been sent to the New York market. It is expected to gain international recognition. The noted critic, Manfred, -who was fortunate enough to read the manuscript prior to submission, has said, "This work is the abstracted essence of the confluence of dissimilar philosophic currents. On the one hand it is an apotheosis of psychoanalytic scrutiny; yet, in a brilliantly ironic juxtaposition, it indelibly delineates an autistic a priori rejection of rationality; transitionally, there is a recurrent motif of the inscrutable avant gard obscurantism peculiar to the nineteenth century French symbolists, a sort of neo- caballistic distillate with interminable ideational concepts in a nebulous configuration of morose ambiguity. In other words. I didn't understand it." * » * I wonder what ( Thornton Wilder, who wrote "Our Town", would think if he could hear the unusual inflections and pronunciations injected by the American Lit classes. They seem to uncover all sorts of humor that possibly even Mr Wilder didn't have in mind when he wrote his play. * * * Everywhere we see the effecis of geometry. A girl asked the other day in biology class if they were going to bisect any animals this semester. * * * Prom Day is almost upon us. No more nets to dye, candles to mold, driftwood to- paint, invitations to send, hangers to shape into fish, and all the hundreds of other things that go Into a Prom. Only the putting-together, the final molding, is left. Cross your fingers, synchronize your watches, and hope that no one pulls the plug to the pool and swampa the, gym. One day to go. Outline Plans For Rally Day A Foreign Youth Exchange student speaker and good grooming contest will be the highlights of the 4-H Girl's Rally Day program at Burt on Saturday, May 28. In addition the girls will hold an annual meeting and the Cresco Chums club will present a skit on clothing. One important change in the program has been made this year. The actual judging will be scheduled on Friday afternoon, May 27 so that the girls involved will not have to miss other- Rally Day features. However, the presentation and announcements will be part of the Saturday activities. Ruth Ann Pehrson of Swea City,'county 4-H girl's president, is in charge of the annual meeting. Bob Johnson 2nd In Nat'l Contest The announcement has just reached the Kossuth County Extension office that Robert C. Johnson, Extension Youth Assistant, won second place in the National Duroc Judging contest for county agents and vocational agricultural teachers. Bob was second with 494 points, while the winners was Glen Eidman of Glenn, Calif, with 501. This is the second year that Bob has placed in the top five in the national contest. Two other fnwans were in fourth and sixth place. Parent* Of Son Announcement was received here last week that Mr and Mrs the -fjarehts of a sen, Leftoy fia- toe vid,. April 22. 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