The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 10, 1956 · Page 32
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 32

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 10, 1956
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Motnai Tuesday, April 10, 1956 Spring his been a long time coming this ye&r. We get en couraged by a day of nici weather and get out the chil ' drens' light coats. Then it blow and snows and it's back to thi old muddy snow suits. The pud dies in the back yard just begin to dry up when ty rains, snows or sleets, or all three, and we're back sweeping up tons of mud again. It's no wonder Spring i always referred to as bein^. feminine, for it's a well-known fact that it's a woman's privilege to change her mind. * * * Spring affects different people different ways. .Take Father, for instance. In Spring, a young man's fancy is supposed to lightly turn to thoughts of love, but what does Pa think about? Fishing. Ii the ice is off Ingham lake next Saturday afternoon, he'll be up there trying to snag a bullhead and he'll forget all about that painting project he has started in the girls' room. He gets all soft- eyed and wistful this time of year and in a way that was never matched in our courting days. • He's not thinking about trim. 3'oung blondes, brunettes or redheads, I am reasonably sure. He's thinking about slimy old walleyes and how many days are left until he can go try to catch some. I don't know how long it is until the season opens, but Father can tell you down to the very week, day and hour. » * ' * Spring does make some young men think about love and it seems to me that these days they are thinking of it younger and younger. One young 'man of my acquaintance has been a confirmed woman hater for eleven years. "I'm not going to have a girl", he used to say, "Because all they want out of you is your money". Money has always been important to him and he was a man of means, having worked and saved until he had a strongbox full of bills and change . amounting to over fifty dollars. He had quite a sizable loan business and he lent sums to the less solvent members of his family. Then he took a fancy to a certain little charmer in the fifth grade. A big change came over him. Where before it was a struggle to get him to wash, he began to take a bath all over three or four times a week. He combs-his hair constantly and his shirt, socks and jeans • are immaculate. But the thing that convinced his parents that it was love for sure was the fact that he phones his girl and asks her to meet him at the theater. And he pays her way into the show! * * * Love even invades the First Grade in the springtime. Jeanie got a note from a little boy saying, "I love you. I think you are pretty and cute." I didn't want to make an issue of it so I tried to be nonchalant and said, "Well, he certainly prints nicely." "Oh" said Jeanie, "He didn't do that. He gets his big brother to write all his love letters." A while later I had occasion to visit will' the young Romeo's mother and I found out that "love letters" was indeed meant to be plural. The . young man had dictated the very same message to three of Jeanie's classmates. Spring also has its effect on our son Bill and it sets him to dreamin". But in his case, its worms he dreams of and the plans for his summer night crawler business. If you have happened to see that big pit we have in our back yard, please don't think we are fixing to dispose of a body. The purpose ol the hole is to sink the half of an oil tank Father cut for Bill and it is there that hi.- hopes to raise several generations of ni^lu crawlers. He has a.;e-icly stui'tet' gathering up stock and this yeai he maintains lie wun'J be cauyht without worms just when the things are scarce and pivmiuri prices are prevailing. Bill has been reading up on night crawlei culture anil if Mama will let him keep a bin of dirt in the basement, he "plans to develop it into a year-round business. Wh<> knows, maybe Bill will be able to worm his way through college. » » * Spring affects me, loo. I like to think of the freshly waxed floors, the crisply starched curtains, the clean walls and shining windows that come from spring housecleaning. That is. I like to think.of them, but I hate to net started doing the work. Every where I look our house fairly cries out for a good going over and I have done a little of it bui there's so awfully much more to do. I simply can't put off any longer the washing of the living room walls and ceiling but the mere thought of all that stretching and scrubbing has me tired "u» already. Ah. Soring! How I Wish I could spend it lying out in the sun, reading books and dozing. f » » There was quite a bit of excite ment down at Chuck and Dorothy Hardgrove's last Saturday afternoon. The wind had broken a glass out of the storm door and Chuck thought he'd remove the jaeeed pieces before one of the children cut themselves. He had ti pretty good start when his' hand slipped and the glass gash ed his arm. Now, Chuck is a big, husky fellow, but like Some other strong men, he has a tendency toward fainting and when the first gush of blood from the cut. came, he passed out cold. The four- year old daughter, Virginia came to see what was happening to Daddy and quietly keeled over in a faint also. Mama Dorothy didn't have time to swoon. She revived the victims, phoned for medical assistance and got Chuck out to St. Ann hospital for some hemstitching. Everyone is doing nicely now, but Dorothy shudders to think what might have happened. For usually on Saturday afternoons she goes out to do her shopping and leaves Daddy alone with the young- j sters. • • • In the mail this week were two Easter cards. One was from Jan Zerfass Verveer, the first I've icard from her since she moved sack to Downers Grove*, 111. from iawali. She promises to write a letter real soon, and I'm watch- ng the mail for it. The other card was from Beth Annis with i thank-you from her mother or the "Martha" award. . I had everal telephone calls on that ubject, but so far as I know, no- iody was peeved at me for not •nentioning them. I did have a ouple of complaints but they were because I didn't mention some other gal who richly deserves a Martha! THESE WOMEN) "fishing's a waste of time. The boys won't let you talk* to bow're you going to get anywhere with ihetn?** 1 pound hamburger 1 can pork and beans or red kidney beans 1 can tomato soup Salt to taste Cook noodles in salt water until tender. Drain. Fry meat balls until done. Combine beans, noodles and meat in casserole. Pour the soup over the mixture and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. —GRACE. There was a card from the Kitchen Klatter magazine, published at Shenandoah, saying they'll use an article of mine in their May issue. It's the third one they've purchased and they've all been developed from past columns. But let us not mention the growing pile of rejection slips I've received from other sources. There was a note from Jack Shelley about the mention of him in a column and I was glad to hear he finally got some lunch the day we visited, WHO. * • • This should be a. good week to get some spring work done out in the yard. For this.' week's recipe I thought you'd like something you could stick in the oven and forget while you plant bulbs or wash woodwork. It's for Noodle and Hamburger Casserole and It comes from Mrs W. G. Plaig of Lone Rock. 1 pkg. noodles Titonka Gl Ends Vehicle Course FORT SILL, OKLA. — Army Pvt. Harvey B. Isebrand, 22, son of Mr and Mrs John B. Isebiand, Titonka, Iowa, recently completed the track vehicle maintenance course at the Artillery and Guided Missile Center, Fort Sill, Okla. The ten-week course trained him as a specialist in the performance of organizational maintenance on- track vehicles used in artillery units. Isebrand, who was a carpenter in civilian life, entered the Army last August and completed basic training at Camp Chaffee, Ark. He was graduated from Buffalo Consolidated High School in 1951. Over-Easter Guests Bancroft— Mrs Marilyn Woltz and two daughters spent the weekend with her parents, Mr and Mrs Walter Ditsworth. On Sunday the Ditsworth and Woltzes were dinner guests at the Bernard Homsey home in Armstrong. 4 Corners Social Club, Portland Township, Meets Portland — The Four Corner Social Club of Portland met Tuesday afternoon, April 3, at the Portland Community Hall, with Mrs .Lloyd Bartlett, Mrs Hazel Carroll and Mrs Victor Fitch as hostesses. Roll call was answered by eight members. The meeting was opened with two songs. After a short meeting a tasty lunch was served by the hostesses. The next meeting will be Tuesday afternoon, May 1, at the home of Mrs Earl Zwiefel 1 with Mrs W. J. Stewart assisting. Mr and Mrs Maynard Wiegand and family and Bonnie Henderson 'of Emmetsburg were Easter Sunday dinner guests at the Lewis Larsen home. Mrs-Bernard Phelps was pleasantly surprised on Thursday evening,'Mar. 29, when relatives and friends came in to help her celebrate her birthday; which was the next day. Those present were Mr and Mrs Lester Hacker and Linda from Fort Dodge. Mr and Mrs John Johnson and Le- Ann and Mrs Anna Lveit of Scarville, Mr and Mrs Willis Brackey of Thompson, Mr and Mrs LeRoy Phelps and Mr and Mrs Paul Krominga of Titonka. ; ' ; , A • MV and Mrs BerAard PhelRSh Diape and , Anita .Moore spent Sunday afternopri at the LeRoy "I'm not making up my mind to stay till I see how your water heater works." Can't blame her. Any woman who's had wash water run cold would feel the same. But with automatic GAS water heaters, there's always enough for laundry, dishes, bathing and for house-cleaning. Speed is the secret! Gas water heaters are 3 times faster than non-flame water heaters And they cost a fraction as much to operate. See new lone- Lie models today. ONLY AUTOMATIC WATER HEATERS GIVE HOT WATER TIMES FASTER March - April - May - Are "Gas Water Heater" Months! See The Following Algona Dealers FOR FULL INFORMATION AND FREE ESTIMATES ON A NEW GAS HOT WATER HEATER: Muckey Plgmblng & Heating Funk Plumbing & Heating Sigsbee Plumbing & Heating Irons Heating & Plumbing 1 Algona Plumbing & Heating Gamble Store North Iowa Sowing Machine North Central Hall-Strahorn Hardware Beecher tone Appliance* Rapid Thermogas Co. Thomas Skelgas Swartz Algona Hardware Kohlhaas Hardware CogsMo-Cacrst Store Public Service Co. Phelps home. .."" , . Easter Jim^y guests; it [the Herman Hariris home toer^ MrS Harm's parents, Mr and Mr$ Herman Gruis* of Buffalo Center- 'Saturday evening callers at ; the Lewis Larson's Were StahleV Hansen of Blue Earth, Ruby Finer and Richard Olson of Des Mbirtes. "~ ' ;;;v. . "].>;.;; 7'%; -y~.' Mary Ann Bartlett came h6me Thursday night for 1 the" Easter weekend. Betty a n if : Dahrly* Hahsen spent the weekend with theif rrandparents; Mf and Mrs 'Lloyd Sartlett. ..'.',, ' , Mr and Mrs ttbnald Graham and Cheryl and Mr and Mrs Lewis Larsen and JNaiicy called at the Louis'Hanseft home Monday evening, Mr and Mrs Glen "liarsen , and family spent -.Sunday afternoon fiohald ftihgs'dorf home. '; "JiatlSfMi'-The gftiof seeing In WirSeif, things' 'lhdt others cannot see." NEWS 1 : the Methodist Youth Fellowship held' a * supper at the Dean SWanson home on Sunday evening, April 8. The m^al will fie followed by a program and" "" ••• Holy" d6mmuttion 'w,aS observed April 8 in the Swea City Methodist church \at 11 a.m. and in the Grant .Church at ; 10 a.m. ,'"\' .. .',•'• ' . • >. •', • ''• L ' Rev. A; M. Youngquist attended a district conference, of pastors at the Little Sioux church* near Milford on Monday, IF IT'S HEWS — WE WANT Yt Buys New Bull Herman Bleieh, Aigorta, recent* ly 1 purchased the registered Brown Swiss bull Hetty's Tony j. 124801 front; Rose .Hefty &,.Son, Renwlck, IpWa according to 'a re* port from Fred S. Idtse, Secretary of the Brown Swiss Cattle Bfee* ders' Association, Beloit, >Wis. Elias Howe's fifst sewing rha-< Chlhg wferit into Use in 1848. FOR BUSINESS [inriie Laf- at the home of Mrs sen. . , Mr and Mrs'W. J. Stewart and David had Easter dinner with Mrs Stewart's mother' at West Bend. •, :-..•: , . Mrs Hazel Carroll and'family were Easter Sunday dinner guests at Mrs Carroll's mother's, Mrs Fannie Albrigh't. : Mrs Bertha Stow of Burt came home from >the St. 1 Ann hospital Friday,) and is spending a week at the Virgil Schrader home. Mr and Mrs. Robert- Skilling called Tuesday afternoon at the Ray Fitch home,':.;: •Mr and Mrs Herbert Nelson and family, Mr and Mrs Elwood Nelson and family, Mr and' Mrs Verle Nelson and boys and Mr and Mrs Lowell Jaspers and family of Carpenter were Easter Sunday dinner guests" at; the Hjenry Nelson home at Titpnka. 'Mrs Herbert Nelsdn and Randy were dinner guests and spent the d^,' Wednesday with Mrs Mary Michaelsen. Mr and Mrs Donald- Ringsdorf and! Barbara, Mr and Mrs Gene lihgsdorf and Ann Marie Neumann of pes Moines; were Saturday evening supper guests of Mrs _ulu Ringsdorf. Mr and.TMrs Edmund Larsen and Beverly 7 spent Easter Sunday guests at the Quintin Bjust- om's, other guests were the Otto iarlans, Arie Dittmers, Howard larchets from Wall Lake; Roy Jarchets from Algona.and Rev. 5 aul Hansen and wife of Good Hope., Mr and Mrs Gene Ringsdorf nd Arm Marie Neumann of Des Moines spent Easter day at the IN FORMER FARM BUREAU OFFICES V 2 BLOCK NORTH OF IOWA STATE BANK CBS T-V SETS Large Selection of Console and Table Models COMPLETE AND PROMPT SERVICE ON ALL MAKES OF TELEVISION SETS AND RADIOS NELSON'S T-V Formerly of Burt — GIBSON AIR CONDITIONERS Phone 1580 f-Pcitenger 4-Doot. Bvtoro, Model 73 w^^;^^-«yA-; : :Wfc':SAW: : ^^"^;W^^v:^>iftW _1LL|M PESMBL ^. CnmntY &-Pa»engof S-Ooor Convertible, Model MC SPECIAL ^-Passenger •Door Estate Wagon Model *& V Vox YOU Join us in welcoming Spring? Will you be our guest at the Spring Fashion Festival of the Best Buicks Yet? ' We can promise you the season's most exciting Vista—a fashion display of the stunning new Buicks, all In gay Springtime colors, including the very newest: Apricot and Bittersweet, And, If such is your desire, you can blossom out in your own new Buick—in any Series, in any model —with the Springtime freshness of any of these bright colon, But when the looking is done, there's the driving you can do-and that's the sheerest thrill of all. For that'l when you feel the/solid comfort of Bulck"i |peat new ride. That's when you feel that tweet new handling. That's when you feel the silken might ol Buick's lofty new horsepowers, And that'l when you feel the spine-tingling sweep I MCBH OliMQN ON TV Every jolurdgy Evening SUPER 4-Pane.neer S-Door Riviera, Model MX of that new Variable PitcfhjDynaflow*—where getaway and gas saving hit new highs at only part throttle—and" where you can switch the pitch for a safety-surge of full-power acceleration that'l pure thrill. So—come be our guest—at our Spring Fashion Festival—and at the wheel of the most spirited Buick yet. *Neu> Advanced Variable Pitch Dynaflow is the only Dunafiov Buick builds today. It is standard on Headmaster, Super and Century—optional at modest extra cost on the Special mimm WHEN BETTER AUTOMOBIUS ARE BUIIT BUICK Will BUIU) THiM 105 N. Hall BRANDT BUICK •f tVtffc''.: ',

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