The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 19, 1956 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 19, 1956
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Tidbits From Fve/yn We howled because we didn't get it and now we're howling because we got it—hot weather, I mean. But we live through it year after year, so let's buck, up and smile. -October will be here before you know it. * * * I always like to hear of appreciation from visitors for our little city. Mrs Herman Stienblock was recently visited by her father and brother, Walter and Ray Fetters, of Des Moines. She took them for a ride around town and GAS-TOONS KENUEO'S "Leo said he was going to take his wife in as a partner ... I thought he was kidding." We aren't kidding when we boast about our clean facilities. KiH & UO'S Phillips ''66" Service Bulk Tank Wagon Servk* Phone 967 East State St. places of interest and they were much Impressed with the beauty of the towri, trees, homes and public buildings. Des Moines has much beauty to offer too, but it's human to lose interest in the things close at hand and see only the glamour of the distant. Anyhow, Algona is a beautiful little city. I've never lived out of this half block. Wouldn't I feel queer making my home elsewhere. I wonder how much I'd be missed. * * * t have a lovely rose close at hand, a peace offering from a neighbor who was afraid her early morning activities in her garden might have disturbed me. I heard her \yhacking away at sonic shrubbery but it didn't awaken me. I was already aroused from sleep and listening to the birds. What really woke me was a dream. ' I was riding with Mabel Livingston in an open car; snow was on the ground and I ,was YOUR BEST BUY I WORK SHOE StamlA*.* upTjcrs — cork s,o!«* — Ooodysar *#«ll - retan — tre«l«d to resist acid- DIAMOND'S huddled under one blanket. A second blanket was on the back of the seat and I said, 1 believe I'll use this second blanket. Wouldn't it be nice to have one of those closed, warmed cars?" Before I could get her reply, I had wakened enough to pull a light blanket over me and went to sleep, soon after the bird concert. * * * Mr and Mrs R. A. Davidson drove to Perry last week Sunday and visited relatives of Mrs Davidson. They also saw a friend of Mr Davidson who lived in the Cylinder vicinity years ago. She is Mrs Byron Young, nee Mavis Shafts who was a close friend of Stella, daughter of Mr and Mrs Davidson, who died in early young womanhood. Because ot her close association with the daughter, she has always been a dear friend of the late Mrs Elsie Davidson and Ray. * *' • Everyone I called for news Tuesday—or what day was it the band festival was held at Mason City? Well, everyone I called was looking at T. V. and reported seeing Russell Guster and his little son heading the Algona group. At times like that I think I might enjoy a set. The rest of the time I am quite indifferent' to it's blandishments. ', * * • Mrs Ed Goecke should have lots of luck for a long lime. She gave a party June 7 for her daughter Frances who celebrated her 7th birthday and seven little girls- were guests. The guests were Diane and Nora Fichtner, Pamela Johnson, Phyllis Lichter, Janet Miller, Mary Ann Ostwinkle and Jill Welter. What is it about tne seventh son of a seventh son? He is supposed to be a seer, isn't that it? * • • When I called Mrs Russell Hardgrove for news last Monday morning I asked if I had called her at a busy time. I always have qualms on Mondays fearing 1 have called the women from the laundry and they perhaps don't like being disturbed. But not so Mrs Hardgrove on this mofrtirtg ( in particular. She was fasting? from a vacation—a family fishing trip to Lost Island.' Isn't that the] truth? It takes a day of rest to' recover from a day of recreation. I asked her if she had a drink from the artesian well there. She replied she did, and not only that, brought home a thermos jug of it, I told her the same thing had been done years ago when mother and I went there with the Frank Hendersons. I don't believe it was a "Ponce de Leon" well however, for Mrs Hardgrove felt, no younger after quaffing the cool waters, and certainly I can lay no claims 6t re-newing my youth there (or any other place). * • • Mr and Mrs William Becker recently received announcements of the graduation of their grandson Bob, son of Mr and Mrs Carlyle Becker, of Central City. Bob was graduated from the College of Commerce and received his B. A. degree. He already has a job in Chicago in the office of the "A. T. and T. company and will leave soon to take up his work. He attended Iowa University at Iowa City and I reported last winter that he served the trays in the room to which I was assigned when I was at the university hospital last December for a check-up. His brother Jack is serving in the navy with the flight crew and was for a time stationed at Malta Island. There are two sisters but. I have forgotten their names. They are teenagers by this time. » * » It has been a happy lime for the Clark Ortons, for all the family was home recently. Don and his wife and children Michael and Connie were here from Grants Jass, Ore. I had erroneously said Idaho. Don and Eileen both teach there and the family has departed for the east coast to embark for a vacation at London, England. This is SUtona (Upper DCS jttoines' AtGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 1956 VOL. 93 - NO. 15 fundamentally an educational trip but they will be able to spend a part of the time with Eilt'cn's parents, Mr and Mrs Osborne. Mr and Mrs Arden Orton and four children were here from Dos Moines. Arden is a horticulturist and has an excellent posit inn there. Webb is the stay- at-home son and while he works for the Pioneer Co., he does a lot of work on the home place. I have written about Knute and his wife previously taut will repeat 1hat they are at Hazard. Ky.. where Kay has a three month's course in dentistry, the last of a series of studies in preparation for work in the foreign missions at Ippy, Africa. The sister Bull and her husband. Wilson Abernathy. ;md daughter. Carol Jean, were here from Mason City. . * • Good old summer lime wilh it's bugs and impudent insects. I wouldn't mind them if they'd keep their places but when they sneak up on you in your sleep and Rive you a nip that reddens your hand, makes it feverish and swollen, plus a lot of itching, well, then's the time to say "away with the varmints." I don't know what it was that bit mo—probably a spider. But what ever it was, he sure did a bang up job, and on this, the third day my hand is still swollen and feverish though the redness has almost gone. It. itches a little too but I urn exercising strength of chat actor and am not rubbing theft rea. I had a caller Thursday afler- noon whom I have not seen since 1944. She was Mrs Arnie Pederson when she lived in our apartment ;md her son Bob was born while she lived here. Arnie, a lieutenant in the air corps, wns stationed on the west coast and when Bob was but a few months old they joined him for the few months he had before being sent across. He was stationed in England and was killed in a plane crash. After awhile his wife who was Laura Smith, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ray Smith, prominent farmers now living near Wesley, but at this time they lived north of town on highway 18. married another soldier Joel Pierce, native of Arkansas. To them has been born three daughters and a son. They have continued living in the south and arc now at Dallas, Tex. Laura has acquired a southern accent which reminds me of the Texans I met at Houston last year. Almost seemed as though I had left the states, but it has it's musical qualities, and it's fun listening to some one talking about "kinfolk" instead of relatives and youngins instead of children. Caint for can't and deown for down — and to compare'recipes for food makes a story all by itself. Laura says she has become quite a cook, whereas when she was here she was a good can- opener. She spent a lot of time on fudge when she was here and has finally conquered it as she practiced over the years. It was good to see her and the two girls she had along are nice little folk. Livermore Girl Bride of Algona Man On June 10 Livermore — A very pretty summer wedding was solemnized Sunday, June 10, at the Methodist. Church in Livermore when Linda Kay Butler, daughter of Mr and Mrs L. W. Butler was united in marriage to John Robert Bahr, son of Mr and Mrs John Bahr of Algona. Rev. R,i- be-rt Kessinger performed the double ring ceremony at three o'clock. Organ music was played by Mrs J. F. Hamm, who also accompanied Tom Colwell, who sang. Altar candles were lighted by Jerry Butler of Chillicolthe, Mo. and Tom Colwell of Livermore, nephews of the bride. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a dress fashioned of nylon net and Chantilly lace over white satin. The fitted bodice was of Chantil- iy lace an its baleau necklace was outlined in pearlized medallions centered with sequins. Long fitted sleeves tapered to d point over the bands. The shirt was styled with panels of lace over net ending in a chapel length train. The finger tip veil of illusion was attached to a net and sequin Juliet cap and the bride's bouquet was fashioned of yellow roses on a white Bible with rose petals knotted, in the white streamers. The bride wore n ruby and pearl lavalier that was, worn by her mother at her wedding, 38 years ago and carried a White linen and lace handkerchief belonging to Mrs Harold Sloddnrcl. Mrs William Frerstl of Livermore was her sister's matron of. honor, and Carol Olson was bridesmaid. Margaret Kay Butler, niece ot the bride, and daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Butler of Klemme was the tiny flower girl. Following the wedding services a reception for 130 guests was held in the church dining room. After the bride and groom cut the first slice flrom the four- tiered wedding cake decorated with yellow and white and blue roses the cake was served by Mrs Eugene Colwell, sister of the bride. Mrs James Butler of Washington, Iowa, presided at the coffee service and Mrs Ralph Butler of Chillcothe, Mo., served the punch. The two latter are sisters-in-law of the bride. Mrs Harold Stoddard of Livermore was dining room hostess and Phyllis Machintosh and Paula Jarvis, friends of the bride, were table waitresses. After a wedding trip to Canada the young couple will be at home in Algona. Thrifty Shopping Tips . . . FROM YOUR FRIENDLY STORE . . . 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