The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 3, 1956 · Page 15
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tidbits From Evelyn The weatherman and I have beeri on the outs for years. Just as sure as I plan to go anywhere it rains or, snows. Hazel Liisby invited a few in the other evening to have "Russian coffee", . a very good brew. I went over in snow" and came home in snow, The last time I was there it was rain. And in spite of the weather, Easter bonnets pop into one's mind. I am pondering whether to buy £>ne or riot as I don't use one too much. » ' 'V '* But it was different years ago. It was unthinkable to not have a new outfit from head'to,toe. I like to remember them and an outstanding ensemble was a white serge suit with black stripes, black satin collar, and black buttons, a white satin blouse With pearl bead trim, a lacy straw hat of white with black velvet band and white fluffy feather, and white nil-buck, button, shoes. The day of the year round pumps hadrft arrived. These shoes were cleaned with a special. preparation and it had. ltd-be done.a few hours before wearing, else they were a sickly gray till' completely dry. ,....''.l * •"-..-•• •. •, ' Thd "Mefry \Vidow" h£l stands out «£ ultra^The; first time I wore k It, if balanced at', a'wild angle because, my hat pins were not long enough 16', anchor- it in place and partly because it didn't fit my) head/.: A; frip to'Kettle ,Pugnet who had a millinery shop fixed everything. i (! She put a narrow bandeau in it, so narrow it didn't show, but the hat- stayed put from then on. •••'••-•• A f6w years ago I ran onto an old kodak picture' taken in an Easter outfit. How well I renv ember the brown jacket with white pin stripes and the- brown faille cap. It was a season, of caps being, in style,.,and .Helen Bradley .had, ^a black satin .coat and satin cap. .< We were about 12 I think. I remember' -alter the picture was taken we went for a walk down the Northwestern • tracks* from the depot as-far as the road that turns west —the one near /the former ice cream factory. We were looking for wind flowers. People walked in those days afrd it was nothing to walk to the bridges north of town.'-One would meet ever so many friends all out to enjoy Nature. * * * Another love of a hat was made by Nettie Pugnet to go with a jacket-—such, a lovely shade of tan and soft "blue plaid. That year the tan was called "cham- pagne." Now it's beige, Nettie fashioned the hat of hair straw I think it was called, or hair braid—and she sewed it round and round over" a wire frame. The trim was tan and blue .sjlk. ribbon streamers hanging dowri the back and a few little tarf arid blue silk ribbon around the crown. * .*,,-» . . . " One hat 1 always scorned and wore but very few times was a sailor. I recall so well that Nannie Setcheir sold the hat to mother—not to me—I protested but to no avail. I was too old for "a sailor.'and I never liked a severely plain hat: On the other hand I never liked them over-trimmed. And hots I never ..went for were'the willow plume trimmed chapeau. * * . * ' I am glad Dame Fashion favor- es the cloche. ; I hate a hat that doesn't stay put windy days and calm days alike, You . don't have to clutch - a cloche. Wish I had trie orchid one I had several years ago. It looked exactly like some I've seen pictured lately. Well hat fashions will come and go but ain't it the truth, "It's the hair and not the hat" that counts. Wish I had the hair that was under my hats years ago. As years pass, the hair seems to pass too. '• * * * • ' > A' few weeks ago I introduced yOu to Janice Young who -was hospitalized for rheumatic fever. I am happy .to report she has improved sufficiently to now be at Fort 'Dodge. « x * * * p Many of the old Algonans will remember Dicie. Beane who grew up here with her sister, Myrtle, was graduated from high school, and after her marriage moved away from 1 here. She and her second husband, Mr Quinn, live near Oakland, Calif., and recently were having some redecorat- ng^done. Open pails of paint were about and Dicie went to stay over night with a daughter, Mr Quinn, an engineer of ocean liners apparently was on a trip. In some way there must have been an explosion for the house was burned and the loss was in the neighborhood of $10,000.00. , ». « * Which reminds me—I was told the other day that gas is absolutely free of odor. The odor is added to insure safety. When one is aware of an odor, it is a warning to check matters. Did you ever hear that? * * • Clark Orion is -recovering nice-POINTERS 'MOTORS STAttT FIRES' MOTORS OXUSE MANY £' DESTRUCTIVE FARM m FIRES. CHECK THESE 'SAFETY STEPS. SLEEVE BEARING MOTORS SHOULD BE OILED REGULARLY. BALL-BEARING MOTORS SHOULD BE 6REASED ^ EVERY YEAvR ^ CHECK BELT TEM5ION KG 'xOFTEM, TIGHT BELT5 ^ ^ CAN CAUSE EXCESSIVE - WEAR KEEP MOTORS FREE I OF DIRT, SAWDUST CH^FF BE SURE f ACM MOTOR HAS ITS OWN WE- LAG FUSE - -<m^*w^ **. MOTOR MAMB PLAT6 $m$ PROPER RATINO, Kossuth Mutual Insurance Assn, IOIA 5CUFFHAM, Jw'y, ly. from the surgery he had re- .(Setoy ftt University hospital for hirfioval of a cataract. His wife and Son Webb and son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Wilson Ab'ernathy and daughter Carol 'of Mason City, drove down Sunday to see hifh. They hadn't let Clark know they were coming. It was with great delight he greeted his son Webb's inquiry as he walked up behind Clark who was sitting on the edge of his bed. "How about buying some apples?", apples being Clark's chief business interest. Clark said he has suffered no discomfort except a headache the nignt after surgery. It ,1s expected he will be dismissed this week (I am writing this Friday)'. He loves an argument,'. especiaDy a political one and said a few of the men in the ward 1 were engaged in an argument the other day. Knowing Clark as I do I was surprised to learn he was being a listener, Then along came a nurse with' the thermometers and that'put an end to talk. By the time she had checked the instruments, the argument had passed. • • • v "Only God Can Make a Tree" is from a song-1 like, and I like trees so it was With tears in my eyes I saw some lovely walnut trees felled on the portion of a lot which once belonged to my father. He was so fond of walnut trees and these were planted the year of his death—1922. Mother and I,'watched these trees grow from little three foot sprigs to nice sized, beautiful shade trees. • •• • Mr and Mrs D. H. Carver and two sons left Thursday for their Easter vacation which will be spent at Boiling Green, Mo., with Mrs Carver's brother-in-law and sister, Mr and Mrs A- F. Artus They will be 'out one night en- route and will sleep in their trailer. Their hosts have a small house so the Carvers will use it after arriving at their destination. It has been around 80 degrees there and Mr Artus has been on some fishing trips. Mr Carver is looking forward to going with him to some nearby lak^s. • * * * When Mary Baxtlett told me the program at Bel Canto was to be on "Organized Audiences", explained it is the method whereby tickets are sold and an assured amount is in the treasury before the entertainment is booked. We talked about the old Keith Vawter chatauquas which used to come here year after year for a considerable time. Then with the advent of radio, the programs didn't go over so well and finally went out of existence, at least so far as, this part of the country is concerned. • » » Col R. H. Spencer, if he were living, would get a smile from this story I am sure, but he did do a repeat, for he had two sets of twins. Anyhow, here's the tale. When the proud father called up the printer to' order cards announcing t)ie birth ,of twins, the girl at the order desk didn't quite catch the message over the phone. "Will you repeat that?" she asked'. "Not if I can help it" was the reply. « * • These 1929 items have been cluttering my desk for some time so I'm going to wind them up. Mrs William Ancell and son Bobby of Colorado, came Friday for a visit at the former's parents, Mr and Mrs Harley Palmer They will be here until August. Mrs Ancell has been attending college this year and will teach the fourth,'fifth and sixth grades in the lona schools. She will be remembered as Miss Hilda Palmer. Rev. J. B. Adkins, representing the, Iowa Society of Friendless of Des Moines, spoke before the Baptist and Congregational Sunday Schools lust Sunday and , solicited funds for the good work they are carrying on among friends of the cause. The society finds places for convicts who have been released from prisons and helps theni get on their feet again. ICE CAKE i A family of Montana probably owes the lives of all six to a huge chunk of ice. Their car belonging to Mr and Mrs Oscar Crawford was knocked off the highway when h was hit from behind on an icy road, and shoved down a 15 foot embankment. The huge ice cake, frozen to the banks of the Turkey river, kept the car from plunging down into the river. Confirmation Dinners Held At Whitfemore Whiltemore — IJinner guests at the William Ostwald home in honor of theiV daughter Donna's confirmation recently were Mr and Mrs George Meyer, Walter A. Meyer, Walter L. Meyer, and Marleen Walker of here, and Mr and Mrs Werner Gade of West Bend, Evening callers were Mr and Mrs Edwin Greinfcrt and family, Mr and Mrs Lawrence Meyer and family, and Mr and Mrs Erwin Bruhn. Mr and Mrs' Sterling;. Simonson had dinner guests recently' jn honor of "their, daughter Shirley's confirmation. Mr and Mrs Walter Vaud't''en- tertained a group of relatives in the Algona Hotel in Algona, Sunday, March 25, in honor of their daughter Ann, on her confirmation day. Guests included Mr and Mrs John Struecker of Fenton, Mr and ,Mrs Calvin Vaudt of .Fairville, Mr and Mrs Eugene Vaudt of Lotts Creek, Mr artd, Mrs Harold Behnke of Perry,' Rev. and Mrs P. G. Weinhold, Mr and Mrs Elmer Maahs, Mr and Mrs Lorenz Gade, Judith. Baas, Clair Knab, Mrs .August~Vaudt Sr., Mrs Anna Wehrspann and Mrs Anna Behnke. Mr and Mrs Harold Kuecker and daughter Joyce and son Jay of here and Mrs Jerry McKean and son Gary and- daughter Jill of Algona were Sunday dinner guests at the home' of Mr and Mrs Donald Kuecker of Rodman, in honor of the latter's daughter, Donna Jean, on her confirmation. Mr and Mrs Harold Zimmerman and sons Mickey and Allen and Mrs Frieda Zimmerman of here; Mr and Mrs William Zimmerman of Fort Dodge were Sunday dinner* guests at the home of Mr and Mrs Willard Menz, in honor of their son Lynn's confirmation. Afternoon callers'were Mr and Mrs Elmer Ostwald and Mr and Mrs Martin 1 Zimmerman and family. A number of relatives gathered at the home rff Mr and Mrs Arthur Heidenwith Friday evening to celebrate Art's birthday. Present were Mr and Mrs Gerald Ollom and Rosella Voigt of Algona, Mr and Mrs Herbert Potratz and sons David and Dean, Mr and Mrs Herman Voigt, Mr and Mrs Ellsworth Heidenwith and son Lyle, Mr and Mrs Ernie Meyer, Mr and Mrs George Meyer, Mr and Mrs Norman Schultz and daughter Debra, and Mrs Ruth Schultz. 500 was played, Mrs George Meyer winning high, and Mrs Gerald Ollom low, Ernie Meyer high, and Herman Voigt low, Mrs Ellsworth Hei-, denwith, travel. ' A lunch was served to the guests later in the spring. St. Paul's Lutheran school was closed last week, due the death of Teacher Butzke's father. Mr and Mrs Reuben Butzkc and daughter Lorraine and son Milton left March 26 for Seward, Neb. to attend the funeral of Rev. William Butzke, 84, who passed away March 24. Burial was at Polk, Neb. Rev. Butzke was been in failing health for some time and retired from the ministry in 1936. Mr and Mrs L. H. Pertl and Mr and Mrs Joe Nordseth were recent Saturday evening visitors with Mr and Mrs Herman Voifit. Mr and Mrs Daniel Foley and daughter!? Marybeth and Ann left last week for St Clair Shores, Mich., where they will visit at the home of Mr Foley's sister and husband, Mr and Mrs James McCreary. Mrs McCreary was the former Josephine Foley of here •They wei'e to return home Monday, April 2. Bruce Lee, son of Mr and Mrs Conrad Satern of Humboldt was baptized by the Rev. P. G. Weinhold, local pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church, in the Sunday morning service March 25. His sponsors were Mrs Kenneth .Thompson of Fenton and Ronald Hedin of Aurora, 111. Marcellus Kollasch, son of Mr and Mrs Leo Kollasch graduated from recruit training Saturday, March 24, at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, 111. Following two weeks leave he will be assigned to ship" duties, or ;i Service school. $ Mr and Mrs Harold Zimmer- mnn and Mr and Mrs Melvin Heinrich visited at the home of Mr and Mrs Donald (Doc) Gun- 'act-son at Cylinder, recently. Mr and Mrs Martin Zimmerman entertained Mr and Mrs William Hanson of Algona and Sflr and Mrs Elmer Ostwald of here, at a dinner at Frank and Jim's in Algona, in honor of their 'Son Craig's confirmation. • WESLEY By Mrs. Viola Studer TREES SHRUBS PERENNIALS EVERGREENS , FERTILIZERS FLAGSTONE WALKS RUSTIC STONE WALLS ' BERRY AND FRUIT STOCK I • LANDSCAPE DESIGNING AND PLANTING > Call Us on Any Landscape Problem i,No Obligation •• ' ' Elmore Nursery tlmore, Minnesota Phonei: OHice 30 Warehouse 157 Mrs Anna Hauptman was honored at a birthday party at her home Wednesday evening, March 14. Relatives who attended included Mr and Mrs Harry Barton, Barbara and Ronnie of Algona; Mr and Mrs Bud Hauptman and family of Bancroft, Mr .and Mrs Merle Moore of 'Algona: •Mr and Mrs Walter Wood and family of Renwick, Mr and Mrs Harold Martinek and Jerry Bob Of Wesley and Rudy who makes his home with his mother. ••' Mrs Hauptman was presented a plat- 'form rocker. Lunch was served by the guests. Mrs Hauptman was 80 years old on March 20. /. Democrats held a. rally at the public school Thursday evening, JHar'ch 22. Prairie, Wesley and Buffalo townships delegates were present. • Mrs Gene Wolf and two daughters returned- to their home in 'Ames Wednesday following a Visit at the parental Alfred.Erd- man home. / The Boy Scouts meet every Monday evening at 7:30 in their Scout Hut. Any boy. 11 years of age or older, is invited to join. Jim Olson. ,who is employed at the R. C. Bauer Implement shop is scoutmaster and Don Hauptman is assisting him. ' Mr and Mrs Harold Price, Mr and Mrs Orville Weiland, Mr and Mrs George Ostercamp and Mrs Ethel Hutchinson attended the wedding of a niece and cousin, Sharon Gregory to Maynard Dearchs at the Good Hope church Monday, March 19th at 8 o'clock. Rebekah women from Algona met with the local chapter Saturday March 24 in the I.6.O.F. hall to plan their district convention which will be held here June 12. Raymond Weig began .work March 22 on the. Wesley Giraid farm northeast of Wesley. Young married 'people of Kossuth County Farm Bureau will meet Wednesday, March 28, in the Methodist church parlors for seven o'clock dinner and program. Mrs Don Kraus accompanied her parents. Mr and Mrs Will Ketchin of Emmetsburg to Ackley Wednesday. March 21, to attend the funeral of an aunt, Mrs Henry Wright. . Tuesday Homemakcrs m e f, Tuesday, March 20, at the J. T. Meurer home with Mrs H. E. Hemmingsen as assistant hostess. The lesson was given by Mrs Meurer arid Mrs L. H. Kleinpeter, who gave several demonstrations. Mrs Alfred Erdman conducted a word game and lunch was served. The senior class play "Granddad Steps Out" will be presented Friday night, April 13 in the public school auditorium. Mrs Helen Kleinpeter is directing the play. Mr and Mrs A. N. Rlchtsmeier returned home Tuesday night March 20 from a two week's trip. They went to Phoenix,. Ariz, to get their daughter Alice R. N and then they all went to San Diego, Cal., where they got their son Vincent who had received his discharge from the navy. Mr and Mrs Jack Vitzthum stayed at the Richtsmeier home. 1 Mrs Sophia Hildman and Beatrice accompanied by Mrs Ed Hildman visited Mr and Mrs Lawrence Wirth and family at Tuesday, April 3, '1956 Afgona (la.) Upper Das Molnes-3 Boone and Mr and Mrs Lawrence Wirth and family at Story City Tuesday, March 20. 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