The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 17, 1956 · Page 35
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 35

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 17, 1956
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April 17,1956 rs i^loinrs The first synthetic plastic manufactured was celluloid in Io09, (;AS-TOONS KlFuEO'S "Our gas is SO GOOD that our competitors even use It." Our service is SO GOOD that they keep coming BACK! KtN & LEO'S Phillips ''66" Service Bulk Tank Wagon Service Phone 967 East State St. Tidbits From Evelyn Little did f think when 1 bade my cousin Dr. Gerald Cady goodbye at his home when I was there about a month ago, it was really "GOOD BYE" forever. While he has not been in too good health the past several years, his condition did not cause alarm and he was conducting his veterinarian business daily. He has had a respiratory ailment which was first noticed as an allergy <o nogs. He gave up vaccinating the animals almost completely unless he used a mask, and turned his attention to small animal business, especially dogs. His death hits harder' because ; he was the only relative living comparatively close. He and his parents "Pat" and Mary Cady moved to Mason City from Algona when he was about seven. Uncle Willis (Pat) was a talented cornetist and Gerald worshipped his father, so it was natural he would follow his father's foot steps and he too became a very good musician. A few years after I had begun playing violin I was at Mason City for a visit and took some orchestra arrangements of dance music with me. Edwin, the other, son, had by that time become a very good pianist, and armed with violin, piano and cornet arrangements, we sure had ourselves n time. It was at this time Gerald became interested in violin and soon thereafter began taking lessons of Joe Po.wers who had come- to Algona a few years previously, and gone to Mason City to direct and play in the theatre there. II was he who'influenced my uncle to join the orchestra at the old and famed Cecil theatre. * » * Gerald excelled in violin too and he often told of playing at the Sheldon 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 paid a part of their college expenses. I recall the years ot his marriage, his fatherhood, and what a fond parent he was—patient and understanding, adored by his three children, Gerald (shortened to Jerry), Jean and Pat. He had the satisfaction of seeing Jerry launched as an M. D. with the navy flying corps at China Lake, Calif., seeing the grandsons Glenn and Gary, but he will never see little Jimmy. Jean, a very talented pianist and instructor at the Baton Rouge college, and Pat, a law student, second year, at the University of Iowa. On my recent visit over there, it shows what an understanding father he was, for he told me about a conversation he had with Pat. Pat had started oh a premedical course at Ames and for a year applied himself diligenty. On vacation last summer Gerald said to him, "I know something is bothering you. Let's talk it over." Pat said, "How did you know?" and confessed he didn't like medicine. He had been loathe to tell his father fearing it would be a bitter disappointment to him. Gerald explained he could only be happy knowing Pat was happy in a chosen vocation, and pointing out to .him it meant his whole life devoted to something he liked, or tied to something hfc 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." • * * » Mr and Mrs Morris Givfen are nioving to Titonka June 1. Mrs Givens confided she was; going there very reluctantly as she loves Algona. It isn't the small town she is afraid of, for she grew up in a village. But x as a friend said some time ago,' "Algona isn't a town—it's a disease, and once you are "exposeid" to it, you don't recover." Well, mariy have moved away, but 1 know there is a very warm spot in their hearts for this lovely little place they once called "HOME." The above goes for the.M. E. Clements who are moving back from Mississippi. I am sure all Algonans say "Welcome Home." » * * When Mr* Befinget 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 firsi tooth that would soon have been lost anyhow. * » * Mr and Mfs L. C. Faber have I wins — twin squirrels, that is, and they are babies at that. Don't 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 hearted they couldn't let the little fellows die, so home he took them and they are being reared, with love and care. When they are 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 students at the university. It was of particular interest to them for their son Phil was assistant director. His friend and fellow student, Larry La Bron, of Omaha, ^^^^— 1 Thrifty Shoppin . . . FROM YOUR FRIENDLY STORE . . Neb. worked together on the project. * * * Among some old pictures I found one of the late Hugh Smith. It is being passed on to Mr Smith's daughters. It showed Mr Smith with a silk top hat and fancy overcoat. Years ago ho and my uncle Willis (Pal) 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 for the return trip. Hugh was a member of the Brunsons (Glenn and Will) "Uncle Tom's Cabin" show band and some of them doubled - musician and actor. Hugh was given the Simon Legree role along with his base horn playing nnd it was highly amusing to see him limp on stage one night having suffered a 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 home of Mrs M. E. Fagen, near Perry, recently. Mrs Fagen, 94, appeared in the picture with her daughter, Mrs Sara Clark, her grandson, Donald Clark; her great-granddaughter, Mrs Wm. Nicholas and her great - great - granddaughter, Denise Nicholas. Tips 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 to increase postal rates, now being discussed in congress, is passed into law. If the bill is passed as i't stands, first class letters are slated to go up from three to 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 rates for books, magazines, newspapers and other second class mail, a move that would hike income of the lo- caJ office approximately $16,096.75 the firsi year. The over-all average increase in rates is figured at 17 percent. The Algona post office shattered all records in 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 the local office would have been $110,783.51. The proposed bill, backed solidly by Postmaster Gen- eral Arthur Summerfield, and presented to congress by President Eisenhower, is designed to slim down the annual deficit of the post office department by adding a total o\ $406 million per year to the annual sales. About S311 million would be gaifl- ed in the one cent increase on first class mail alone. At present, the post office department is losing . S500 million annually. Opponents of the bill which would increase the rales 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 department should stand on its own financial feel due to the fact it is purely a business operation. One 'thing is certain. Should the post office department ever become a financial success, it might give government officials something of a target to shoot at —a chance to pu'i every other bureau and department on a paying basis. WRIST WATCH SPECIAL! 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