The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 17, 1956 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 17, 1956
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April 17,1956 nn fa , firs V syndetic -plasli r^anufaclured was cellulbifl i KEN & LEO'S s& !: "pur gas is SO GOOD that our ' competitors even use it."" Our service is SO GOOD thai Ihey keep icoming BACK1 KEN & LtO'S Phillips ''66" Service Bulk Tank Wagon Service Phone 967 East State St. t id bits From f ve/yn LittU did I think when I bad rriy cousin Dr. Gerald Cady good aye'at his home when I Was then about a month ago, it Was really "GOOD BYE" forever. While he has not been in too good healtl the past several years, his condi lion-'did not, cause alarm and he Was ; conducting his veterinarian business daily. Me has had respiratory ailment; which was first noticed as an allergy to nogs He gave up vaccinating' the animals almost completely unless he used a mask, and turned his attention to small animal bust- ness, especially dogs. His death hits harder because he was the Only relative living comparative* y close. He ; £Jnd his parents "Pat" and Wary; Cady moved to Mason City !rom Algona when he was about seven. Uncle Willis (Pat) was a al.ented . cbrnetist and Gerald worshipped, his father, so it was natural he would follow his fa- hej's foot ..steps and he too be- :ame a very good musician. A ew years after I had begun play- hg violin I was at Mason City for visit and took some orchestra rrangemtents of i dartce music vith me. Edwin, the other son, ad by that time become a very ood pianist, and armed with vio- n, piano and cornet arrangements,'we sure had ourselves p time. It was at this time Gerald became interested in violin and soon thereafter began taking lessons of Joe Powers who had come to Algoha a few years previously, and gone to Mason City to direct and play in the theatre there. II Was h£ who influenced my uncle to, join, the orchestra at the old and famed Cecil theatre, '' .' ,* • x Gerald excelled in violin too and he often told 61 playing at the Sheldpn Munn Hotel at Ames thus paying his Iowa State board and room expenses. A stringed trio furnished music during the evening dinner , hour, for which performance the lads were naid a part of their college expenses. I recall the years of his marriage, his fatherhood, and what a fond'parent he was—patient and understanding, adored by. his three children, Gerald (shortened lo Jerry), Jean find Pat. He had the satisfaction of seeing 'Jerry launched as an M. D. with the navy flying corps at China Lake, Calif., se'eing the grandsons Glenn and Gary, but he will never see ittle Jimmy. Jean,, a very talented pianist and instructor at the Jatoh Rouge cpllege, and Pat, a aw student, second year, at the Jniversity of Iowa." On my recent visit over there, t,shows what an understanding father he was, for he told, m about a conversation he had with Pat. Pat had started on a pre medical' course at Ames and fo a year applied himself diligehty On vacation last summer Geralc said to him, "I know something il bothering you. Let's talk it over/ Pat said, "How did you know?' and confessed he didn't like med icine. He had been loathe to tel his father fearing it would be a bitter disappointment ,to him Gerald explained he could only be happy knowing Pat was hap'p'y in a chosen vocation, and pointing out to him it meant his whole life devoted to something he liked^or something ht disliked—well the outcome Was that Pat took up law and loves It. And Gerald was content too. And so it goes, memories flooding my mind, but I will close with this "Peace to you, Timmie.'l •' * * . ! Mr and Mrs Morris Given are" moving to Titonka June 1. Mfsj Givens confided she'Was .going there very reluctantly 'as she 1 loves Algona. It isn't the small town she is afraid of, for she grew up in a village. But as a friend said some time ago, "Al» gona isn't a town—it's a disease^ and once you are "exposed" td it, you don't recoveiV Well, many have moved away, but 1 know there is a very warm spot in their hearts for this lovely little place they once calletf 'HOME." .-.,.•; The above goes for t,he M* E. Clements who are, moving back from Mississippi. I am sure all Algonans say "Welcome Home." » • ,_ Mrs Bertoger phoned Mrs Pat Cullen a few days ago and said her son John had been hurt, Mrs Cullen's heart did a flip-flop and rose to her throat,, a place no well trained heart should go. She had visions of broken bones, mangled flesh, and all sorts of horrors. It proved to be merely a tooth, but Mrs Cullen was upset until she learned at the dentist it was only a flrsi tooth that, would soon have been lost anyhow. » * • * Mr and Mrs L. C. Faber have twins — twin squirrels, that is, and they are babies at that. Don'l even have their eyes open and are being fed with a bottle. Les felled a tree awhile ago in which a family had nested. Being kind learted they couldn't let the little fellows die, so home he took them jnd they are being reared with ove and care. When they arc old enough to go out into the World and shift for themselves, Les plans to take them to a nice wooded area and let them free. « « * Mr and Mrs Phil Kohlhaas went to Iowa City to see the play 'Pick Up The Pieces", put on by tudents at the university. It was >f particular interest to them for heir son Phil was assistant direc- or. His friend and fellow stu- lent, Larry La Bron, of Omaha, Neb. worked together on the project. * * * Among some old pictures I found one of the lute Hugh Smith, It is being passed on lo Mr Smith's daughters. It showed Mr Smith with a silk top hat .and fancy overcoat. Years ago he and my uncle Willis (Pat) Cady played in the Ringling circus band. Believe it or not, the circus, folded up way down in Texas and Uncle Willis had to write home to Grandma Cady to get funds lor the return trip. Hugh was a member of tho Brunsons (Glenn and Will) "Uncle Tom's Cabin" show band and some of them doubled - musician and actor. Hugh was given the Simon Lcg- ree role along with his base horn playing and it was highly amusing to see him limp on stage one night having suffered n foot injury of some sort. One could hardly picture the "hard" Simon as limping, especially as he was supposed to be chasing Eliza on the ice episode. (No wonder she got, away) FIVE GENERATIONS Five generations appeared in one picture, taken at the fiome of Mrs M. E. Fagen, near Perry, recently. Mrs Fagen, 94, appeared m the picture with her daughter, Mrs Sara Clark, her grandson, Donald Clark; her great-granddaughter, Mrs Win. Nicholas and her great - great - granddaughter. Denise Nicholas. New Postal Rate Boost Would Add $16,000 Here Customers of Algona's post office could spend a lot more money each year from now on, IF the proposed bill lo increase postal rales, now being discussed in congress, is passed into law. If the bill is passed as it stands, first class letters are slaled to go up from three lo four cents an ounce, air mail from six to seven cents, and an increase of 30 percent, divided over a two-year period, would be added to 'the rales for books, magazines, newspapers and other second class mail, a move that would hike income of the local office approximately $16,096.75 the first year. The over-all average increase in rales is figured at 17 percent. The Algona post office shattered all records m 1955 by taking in $94,686.76 through sales of stamps, box rentals and various other postal charges. Had the present proposed bill been in effect last year, total income of Ihe local office would have been $110,783.51. The proposed bill, backed by Postmaster Gen- eral Arthur Summerfield, and presented lo congress by President Eisenhower, is designed lo slim down Ihe annual deficit of the post office department by adding a total of $406 million per year to the annual sales. Abou't $311 million would be gained in Ihe one cent increase on first class mail alone. At present, Ihe p6st office department is losing $500 million annually. Opponents of the bill which would increase the raltes point out the postal service is for the benefit of the public and therefore loses money legitimately. Those in favor of passage claim the post office aeparlmeni should sland on its own financial feel due to the fact it is purely a business operation. One thing is certain. 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