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Tidbits From Evelyn I've heard of various collectors and their salt and pepper shakers, vases, horses, dolls, buttons, cups, bottles (empty and otherwise) but Homer Tutlle has come up with a new one — menus. I don't know how many but at a rough guess I'd say thirty. To read them makes one drool and shudder at some of the prices, yet some are very reasonable and offer varied and tasty viands, I just .thought of it — why wouldn't menus be good to follow? At our house we get into a rut—lack of imagination possibly—but with the professional list to follow, meals might take on glamour. Homer undoubtedly is a gourmet, hence his interest in menus. However he does have them autographed by the head waiter or proprietor to prove he hasn't "lifted" them. How about a serving of quail on toast right now? * * * Mrs Charles Schaffer phoned me to tell me she now is the mother of another son born day, Jan. 17 at St. Ann hospital. He has been named Darrell Lee and this is her ninth child. When I said "You sure have quite a family," a baseball nine, she replied, "Well, they'He cheaper by the dozen, you knoKv." * * / * A card from Hazel Miller says "Ralph golfs every day. We are all brown as can be. The weather is grand." The Millers and Mrs Miller's mother, Mrs Thompson of Estherville are spending the winter at Brownsville, Tex. » • * * *"""•"• I am sure many of you remember the old song "Thought she was a gonner but the cat came back, the very next day the cat came back." This cat didn't come back the next day, in fact he waited three years, and this is his tale (not tail). Mr and Mrs I. C. Wright of Lebanon,' Ore., parents of Mrs Robert Welter, had a blue-gray Persian cat which they got in 1948.. In 1952 they gave Lover to friends quite a number of miles away. Just before Christmas the Wrights saw a cat sitting on their steps when they drove in. One of them exclaimed, "That looks like Lover." The cat entered the house with them, ran at once to the corner in the kitchen where the feeding dish had been kept. •This made them think it was indeed Lover and close examination of Lover's head proved without a doubt that it was indeed, the cat they gave away three years before for there was the scar which was undisputable proof. Lover was given a very good Christmas meal, plus gifts (catnip toys no doubt) and the Wrights say Lover will have a home from now on with them. * * * Many remember Ethel (Short! liOw.e, jiivhose .parents, Mr ai Mrs Henry Lowe and daughter Bertha moved to South Dakota in 1911,and homesteaded near Athboy. Ethel married Ralph Parrott, and to them were born two children, Ralph Jr., and Letha. Letha is the only one living and she is married to William Nims. He is with .the Ford Foundation and the couple with their children Bruce and Liza live in New York City. Letha and I have kept in touch with' each other through the years. In a letter to me recently she says "We do hope your Christmas was gay." Dorothy Hutchison has the edge on me for she met Letha and Bill when they lived in Chicago where Bill was men's counselor at Evanston. Letha also wrote "As an amusing sidelight on New York, Liza's school Christmas program in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, featured one Wise Man with a mink beard." Imagine that! I told her 1 had heard of mirik trimmed dogs' apparel, but a mink v beard seemed the last word In sophistication. * * * It's a strange thing how some families run to girls and some to boys. In the Rev. Everett Black, family it's girls, Mary and Paula having been joined by a little sister recently. The family decided to do something about it and so the little miss has a name which will be confusing I fear, Billie Jean — the Billie complimenting grandpa Bill Geermg, of course. Still, Billie Burke Wat always known as strictly feminine; and probably Billie Black will be too, once the teachers .and acquaintances get the swing of it. Billie Black—kinda cute, isn't it? I always was fond of alliteration, * * * When I heard of the boys who were using real pearls for ammunition in their bean shooters, I recalled an incident about pearls when I was in the Iowa City hospital recently. A young girl whom I met was showing her Christmas gifts among which was a pearl necklace, double strand and a pretty piece of jewelry. She was as proud of it as could be and was, without boasting, telling that her grandfather had given them to her and that they were "real pearls." I knew that wasn't true, for the size'and length of them would have been a fortune had they been real. She took the necklace out of the box and there was the price tag—$19.95. I explained to her as delicately as possible that at that price it 'was merely a good imitation. I think doubts had begun to enter her mind and when I told her about the "Add-a-Pearl" necklace I won as a first prize in a contest many years .ago and that there were only seven very small pearls on the chain, she was convinced that her necklace was merely an imitation. What troubled her was that she had shown the nurses and others her "real" pearls. She was an honest little woman and began at once to correct her error. Well, I told her I could spot a phoney diamond -as far as I could see it but pearls were out of my line except for that bit of experience I had with real pearls. * * * When I learned my cousin Melvin Henderson's daughter Gayle, (also a cousin of course) was to attend Stanford university, I said "Melvin Swinney is a professor there — geology". Now Melvin Swinney is also a second cousin, son of my cousin and Melvin Hendersen's, Swinney. A Lola recent Henderson letter says that Prof. Swinney and his wife were • dinner guests of the Robb hall students not long ago. When the opportunity came, Gayle-approached the couple and said to ~ &* S. "I've been wanting to, meet you. You are a cousin of mine." He was delighted and asked her to visit him at his office. Gayle has a friend who is in his classes and she has been imploring Gayle to use her influence with "Coz Swinney" to give her good marks. • * * When Tilla McCall had a slight stroke several weeks ago, her nieces Stella and Cora Hubbard came from Portland, Ore., to be of assistance. They wanted their aunt to go back home with them, sell or sub-let her apartment house here and take things easy. But it is hard to up-root persons from long established haunts, so here a few years ago. Helen, an ] accomplished accordionist and professional , entertainer came here one afternoon. 1 enjoyed the music, so much that after one or two numbers I suggested that Hugh arid Lizzie Post come over. They too enjoyed it so much. I wondered, when Mr Hubbard was introduced, how it was he had the same surname as Cora, but I kept quiet and pondered. Not so Lizzie—good, practical, down-to- earth Lizzie. She up and asked what I had been wanting to "How come the same name Hubbard?" The explanation, simple enough —Mr Hubbard was a distant relative, third or fourth cousin and too distant to matter in marriage. Tilla's explanation was "She liked the name Hubbard so well she decided not to change it." * * * When Lizzie Post came up missing for the noon meal not too long ago, a search was begun for her and Joanie came up with the answer. Grandma was in the bird house but when Joan told her dinner was ready, Lizzie called out to her, "I can't get the door open." Joanie i tried to help her but it took Lavonne to finally get the door open after much pulling and tugging. Lizzie said she wouldn't be too uncomfortable if she had to spend a night there — 'plenty of moving pads Dick uses in his work, a rug on a portion of the floor, gas' heat, plenty of water, and I added, "You could even eat bird s0ed by pretending it was breakfast food." "And," added Lizzie, "Celery tops tob." I told her after a diet of bird seed she'd probably be able to sing beautifully. In spite of the comforts of the bird house, Lizzie is cautious now not to close the door too tight. » * * I am reminded of my aunt Mary Henderson Long who at one time was deputy Kossuth county • recorder. She had worked late and the court house was deserted of workers. My aunt wen't to the rest room provided for the women workers and when she attempted getting out of the partitioned room, she couldn't open the door. She gave up the idea of crawling under, for the space was too small by a good many inches. She was finally able to climb over the top, drop to the floor and she made her escape in a hurry. She had become rather panicy and her dilemna was rather on the comic side when she discovered all she had to do to let herself out was to have pushed over a little knob on her side of the lock and freedom was hers. * * * The height of absent-mindedness — I asked Esther for my apron the other day as I was going 'to do a small household task. She went to get it and I went to the kitchen. The apron was not in her hands and since my back was to her I asked this question: Where's my apron." She looked around and said, "I don't know." Then after a moment said, "Look." She had it on. .. i ',;;;• ,,* ,., *••'•••; * * <~^ •* Here are some items from 1909: Mrs Wilfred Jones and Mrs C. R. Sheetz entertained a large sewing party at the Jones home Friday afternoon. Mrs Lou Weaver (sister-in-law of Mart) and children of Sherburn, Dak., are guests of M. P. Weaver and family this week. Mr and Mrs J. R. Laird arrived home Thursday from a pleasant visit with former neighbors at Marshalltown. (They were relatives of "Skin" I am quite certain. An uncle and aunt possibly.) Wm. K. Ferguson arrived here on Thursday from the burial of his mother in New York State. New Algona City Council Algeria's new city council had just completed iis first meeting Thursday night, Jan. 12, when the above photo' was snapped. The somewhat fatigued look is the result o£ almost five hours deliberation on dty business. Shown, left to right, front row, are B. P. Richardson, councilman-at-largel John Dreesman. fourth ward, and Vic Parsons, councilman-at-large; back row, left to right, Arnie Elbert, third ward, Leon Laird, second ward, and Gene Furst, first ward! . ..,..• All were elected to the city s governing body during the land-slide election in November, and only Parsons has served on the council previously. With the exception of Parsons, and Richardson; who served several years as Algona's mayor, none of the others,has had any previous city- government experience, locally. The members of the council and new mayor, C. C. Shierk, were swprn in Jan. 3. (Upper Des Moines flashfoto) AROVND ALGONA' the women went alone. Stella, Mrs back home Miller, left three weeks ago. Cora, Mrs Tom Hubbard. left last week. The women and their husbands and Cora's daughter, Helen, were Mrs Ben Potter is hostess to her sewing ' club this afternoon, (Tuesday). Mrs Frank Moulton is entertaining her sewing club this afternoon, (Tuesday). Mrs Richard Norton was hostess to the members of her sewing club on Monday evening. —o— Bob Williams is in Minneapolis on a market trip. He went there on Sunday and expects to return Wednesday. Mrs William Allen enlertain- ed the members of the Neighborhood Card Club at her home on Monday evening. } The Hobby Club meets Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs bob Williams. The. group is currently working on ceramics. Mr and Mrs L. S. Muckey entertained at dinner Friday evening in honor of the birthdays of their son, Stanley Muckey and their son-in-law, Bob Williams. Mrs Leighton Misbach was hostess to her bridge clu'b on Thursday^ evening;./ ,Mrs' Duane Lighter was a guest. Prizes were received by Mrs Craig Smith and Mrs Lighter. —o— Mr and Mrs G. F. Towne left last week for a vacation in Florida. They planned to be gone the remainer of the winter and expected to do a great deal of fishing. —o— Mr and Mrs Lloyd Muckey plan to leave Thursday for a vacation in St. Petersburg and In 1765 about five percent of the families in the American colonies received a newspaper weekly, and these were passed from hand to hand and read by many persons. Lions Banquet Held At Wesley Wesley — Sixty-Tour Lions, .heir wives and guests enjoyed a i:30 hum dinner Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the Methodist church par- ors. Mrs Max Goldman of Titonka vas guest speaker and gave an nteresting half hour talk on Ulear Perspectives. Tuesday, January 31, 1956 Algona (la.) Upper De8 Moinei-3 Lucky choir prizes went to Mrs Lawrence Koppcn. Gayle Stticler Mauvice DeBoer. Mis Max Goldman and Bill Loebig. New Lions members are Louis Simpson, Dave Kleinpotcr, Dr. Paul Warner, Frank Bleich, Bill Koppen and Burnett Hartley. There are now 32 members. Thfy lost Si an Johnson to Britt. By January 1765, there were 23 newspapers in the thirteen colonies: four in Boston, three in New York, two in English and one German in Philadelphia, one in German in Germantown, Penn., two each in Connecticut, Rhode Island, North Carolina and South Carolina and one each in Maryland, Virginia, New Hampshire and Georgia. other points plan to be weeks. in Florida. They gone about three Mrs R. B. Waller returned home Friday from Rochester, where she had been a patient at Methodist hospital for the past ten days. Mr Waller spent from Tuesday until Friday at Rochester, bringing Mrs Waller hoine by car. YOUR FASHION CENUR Famous Maker 9 * Entire Stock NYLON SNO-BOOTS ON SALE TOMORROW at ike lowest price In years Completely waterproof, sngg shearling trim and warm fleece lining. Molded rubber *oles with safety non-skid tread. Two style* to choose from:' l_ac« ftyle, easy to get on and off, fits all heel heights. Zipper style, zips smoothly up front to top of cuff._Brown only, Sim 4 to JO,- Mrs Gary McDonald and Bil and Kathy are spending this week in Des Moines with Mrs McDonald's brother-in-law and sister, Mr and Mrs Glen Frederickson. Troop leaders of Brownies and Girl Scouts will meet this evening, (Tuesday), at 8 p.m. at the Druggist Mutual Insurance building. Mrs James Kolp is leader's chairman. The annual cookie sale will be planned. ,— o— Mr and Mrs Russell Buchanan became parents of their third child when a daughter was born to them Thursday at St. Ann hospital. She has been named Susan Edith and she has a sister, Kathy and a brother, Scott. Mr and Mrs Roger Phillips en tertained at a family dinner Sunday. Guests were Mr and Mr: Rex Voyles and children, Mr and Mrs Gary McDonald and chil dren and Mr and Mrs. Glen-Fred erickson and family of Des Moines who were spending the weekend hero, P. E. O. Society will meet Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs Bob Dewel. The program is in charge i of Mrs Wes Bartlett who has arranged for members of the Bel Canto Club to present a skit, "Stairway to the Stars" writen by Mrs Bob McCullough. —o— Mr and Mrs Dick Slrayer entertained at dinner Monday evening in honor of the fifth birthday of their daughter, Patty Jo. Guests were the grandparents, Mr and Mrs Glen Strayer and Glen, Jr., Mr and Mrs Dale Heeren and Cindy, and Mr and Mrs Stanley Muckey and Jo Ann, Nancy and Patti. —0— Sgt. and Mrs Jim McMahon left Sunday after visiting herj since Tuesday with Sgt. McMahon's mother and husband, Mr and Mrs Truman Simpson. Sgt. McMahon is with the Military Police and has just completed a school session at Paris Island, S. C. and will now be stationed at LeJuene, N. C. On Saturday evening the Simpsons entertained at dinner in honor of the visitors. Guests were Mrs L. A. Bol- enus, Marjorio Mittag and Mr and Mrs Bob Bolenus. Norman Hanevik left Saturday for San Francisco to return to duty with the air force. He is the son-in-law of Mr and Mrs Milo Rentz and )v; and his wife have been at Blue Plurtli where a .son was born to them a week ago Thursday. Mrs Hanevik and the baby will remain here for three months before joining Mr Hanevik. The baby makes ten grandchildren for the Rentz. Mr and Mrs Clayton Percival entertained at a birthday party Sunday afternoon tor their son, Robert who was thirteen. The group spent the afternoon sliding and skiing at the Country Club, followed by dinner at the Percival home and a movie at the Algona Theater. Guests were John Spencer, Jr., Steven Hallauor, Steven Manor. Bill Bourne, Jack Vipond, Denny Waller, Jerry Gade and Larry Kline. —o— Mr and Mrs W. J. Sigsbee have as their guests, Mrs George Stewart Sr. of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs Ray Cobb of Santa Monica, Cal. and Mrs Charles Reker of Buffalo Center who have been here since the funeral service for George Stewart, Sr. on Sunday. Mrs Stewart and Mrs Cobb expect to leave by piano from Mason City Wednesday f o r Phoenix and after a short stay there go on to Santa Monica where Mrs Stewart will visit Mr and Mrs Cobb. Mrs Cobb is the former Helen Stewart Burdick. A printing press was set up in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1681i but immediately suppressed by the royal governor, Sir William Berkeley. NEED PRINTING? GOOD work at fair prices at the Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., Algona. YOU'RE INVITED TO SPEND THE DAY-WITH US! ALL FA FEST At Lone Rock From 10 am. to 4 p.m. VAL Mon 6th Entertainment & Exhibits To Please Entire Family FREE MOVIES - FREE NOON LUNCH Beef Burgers — Baked Beans And All The Trimmings! 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