The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 10, 1956 · Page 53
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 53

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 10, 1956
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(lt».) Upper Oe* MolnM Tuesday, April TO, 1956 Spring has been a long time coming this year. We get encouraged by a day of nice weather nnd get out the chil- drens' light coats. Then it blows and snows and it's back to the old muddy snow suits. The puddles in the back yard just begin to dry up when it rains, snows, or sleets, or all three, and we're back sweeping up tons of mud again. It's no wonder Spring is always referred to as being 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. If 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, young 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 Ihe 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 Jater I had occasion to" visit with 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 end it sets him to H'-eamine. 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 ot the hole is to sink the half of an oil tank Father cut for Bill and it is there that he hopes to raise several generations of night crawlers. He has already started gathering up stock and this yeai he maintains he won't be caught without worms just when the things are scarce and premium prices are prevailing. Bill has been reading up on night crawler culture and if Mama will let him keep a bin of dirt in the basement, he plans to develop it into a, year-round business. Who knows, maybe Bill will be able to worm his way through college. • • « Spring affects me, too.' 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 get started doing the work. Every where I look our house fairly cries out for a good going over and I nave done a little of it but 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. » t » There was quite a bil of excite rnent 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 jagged pieces before one of the children cut themselves. He had good start when hi» hand slipped and the glass gashed 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 youngsters. • • • In the mail this week were two Easter cards. One xvas from Jan Zerfass Verveer, the first I've heard from her since she' moved back to Downers Grove, 111. from Hawaii. She promises to write a letter real soon, and I'm watching the mail for it. The other card was from Beth Annis with a thank-you from her mother for the "Martha" award. I had several telephone calls on that subject, but so far as I know, nobody was peeved at me for not mentioning them. _I did have a couple of complaints but they were because I didn't mention some other eal who richly deserves a Martha! • • • 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 io 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. Flaig of Lone Rock. 1 pkg. noodles [THESE WOMEN! "Fishing's a waste of time. The boys,won't let you talk, •o bow're you going to get anywhere with them?** 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. Titonka Gl Ends Vehicle Course FOHT SILL, OKLA. — Army Pvt. Haryey B. Isebrand, 22, son of Mr and Mrs John B. Isebrand, 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 a$ 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 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. Mr end Mrs Bernard Phelps> Diane and Anita Moore spent Sunday afternoon 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 long- lac 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 Plumbing & Heating Funk Plumbing & Heating Sigsbee Plumbing & Heating Irons Heating & Plumbing Algona Plumbing & Heating Gamble Store Nor* fcrwa Sewing Mathine North Central Public Service Co. Hall-Strahorn Hardware Beecher lane Appliances Rapid Thermoga* Co. Thomas Skelga* Swart* Algona Hardware Kohlhaas Hardware Phelps home. Easter Sunday, guests at the Herman Harms Home were Mrs Harm's parents, Mr and Mrs Herman Gruis of Buffalo Center Saturday evening callers at the Lewis Larsen's were Stanley Hansen of Blue Earth, Ruby Finer and Richard Olson of De? Moines Mary Ann Bartlett cflme home Thursday night for the Easter weekend. Betty and Danny Hansen spent the weekend with their grandparents, Mr and Mrs Lloyd Bartlett. Mr and Mrs Donald Graham and Cheryl and Mr and Mrs Lewis Larsen and Nancy called at the Louis Hansen home Monday evening. Mr and Mrs Glen Larsen and family spent Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs Minnie Larsen. Mr and Mrs W. J. Stewart arid 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 Albright. Mrs Bertha Stow of Burt came home from the St. Ann hospital Friday, and is spending a week at the Virgil Schrader home. Mr and Mrs Robert Skillinjj 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 Henry Nelson home at Titonka. Mrs Herbert Nelson and Randy were dinner guests and spent the day Wednesday with Mrs Mary Michaelsen. Mr and Mrs Donald Ringsdorf and Barbara, Mr and Mrs Gene Ringsdorf and Ann Marie Neumann of Des Moines, were Saturday evening supper guests of Mrs Lulu Ringsdorf. Mr and. Mrs Edmund Larsen and Beverly, spent Easter Sunday guests at the Quintin Bjustrom's, other guests were the Otto Harlans, Arie Dittmers, Howard Sarchets from Wall Lake; Roy Sarchets from Algona and Rev. Paul' Hansen and wife of Good Hope. Mr and Mrs Gene Ringsdorf and Ann Marie Neumann of Des Moines spent Easter day at the Donald Ringsdorf home. Egotism: "The art of seeing in yourself, things that others cannot see." SWEA CITY NEWS The Methodist Youth Fellowship held a supper at the Dean Swanson home on Sunday evening, April 8. The meal will be followed by a program and recreation. Holy communion w as observed April 8 in the Swe.i City Methodist church at 11 a.m. and in the Grant church at 10 a.m. Rev. A. M. Youngquist attended a district conference of pastors at the Little Sioux church near Milford on Monday. IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT It Buys New Bull Herman Bleich, Algorta, recent* ly purchased the registered Brown Swiss bull Hetty's Tony J. 124861 from Rose Hefty & Son, Renwick, Iowa "according tp;,a report from Fred S. Idtse, Secretary of the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders' Association, Beloit, Wis. Elias Howe's first sewing ma- ching went into use in 1846. OPEN FOR BUSINESS NELSON'S T-V IN FORMER FARM BUREAU OFFICES % 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 Phone 1580 — GIBSON AIR CONDITIONERS — mm MSHKHT CIHTURY 6-Pasieng«r ft-Door Conv»rtibl«, t Model WC SPECIAL ^-Passenger Door Estate Wagon Modal 49 YY nx 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 B nicks, •11 In gay Springtime colors, including the very newest: Apricot arid 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 colors. But when the looking is done, there's the driving you can do— and that's the sheerest thrill of all. For that's when you feel the solid comfort of Buick'l great new ride. That's when you feel that iweet new handling. That's when you feel the silken, might of Buick's lofty new horsepowers. that's when you feel the spine-tingling sweep JACHf OtIASON ON TV Every Saturday Evening /SUPER <-taM«ng«r 2-Door Riviera, Model 56« of that new Variable Pitch Dynaflow*—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's pure thrill. So—come be our guest—at our Spring Fashion Festival—and at the wheel of the most spirited Buick yet. *New Advanced Variable Pitch Dynaflow is the only Dynaflotf Buick builds today. It is standard on Roadmaster, Super Century—optional at modest extra cost on the Special, WHEN BETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE BUILT BUICK Will WILD THIM 105 N. Hall BRANDT BUICK Algona, Iowa

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