The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 26, 1956 · Page 9
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 26, 1956
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Children have different activities now than we had when we were growing up. Instead of playing at being a bi-plane aviator, kids nowadays lake off in make-believe space ships. Plain old Juicy Fruit has been replaced l\v double-bubble gum and the morning glory shaped loud speaker on the radio by a 21 inch screen on the TV set. Elvis Presley affects today's teen-agers in much the same way Kenny Bakers singing did when 1 was young, though I'm sure we were much more sensible about it and at the movies it's Tony Curtis now instead of Hoot Gibson. But there are many things about childhood thai are the same today as they were When I was a kid. Or when Grandma was young, too, for that matter. * * » Take jokes for example, — Jennie came in the other day near to bursting with laughter. "I saw an old dead horse down by the river, 1 ' she said, "I one it." "I two it", 1 said, very innocently. It went on up the numbers and it was inevitable that it was my turn when she got to eight. "Oh, Mamma!" squealed Jeanie, "You said you ate an old dead horse!" I remember pulling that one on my folks with about the same results. * * * Then there are the antics of the Little Rascals. We laughed at them, too, when we were kids. Only in those days, they were called Our Gang comedies and we saw them in a movie theater. So far as I can tell they have the very same characters getting into the very same messes every day now on television. * * * And the new language Mary Ann discovered the other day wasn't as new as she thought it was. It's Pig Latin and I surprised her by saying it was the only foreign language I had ever studied. We had a good, if somewhat halting, conversation in it until I said, "Ouldwa ouya ikelay otay leancay ourya oomray?" Mary Ann suddenly couldn't understand me, * » » On a trip to Lincoln last weekend we passed a cemetery and I thought that this would be my chance to' be real witty and ask the o!d question, "How many people do you think are dead in there?" Evidently the same old corn is growing for today's youngsters for Bill answered immediately, "They all are." * « » . Time passes swiftly and njaiiy things change but' Quite,a few'of the trivialities, of childhood remain and, I trust so do some of t h e mure important things. Laughs would be a long time in between if we wailed for something brand new to tickle our funny bones. Parents are responding just the way they should when they act amazed at one of_ Junior's gags with whiskers. Fur parents are people who are supposed to be smart enough to answer questions about thunder and jet propulsion and dumb enough to not know why a chick- on crosses the road. My faith in humanity was somewhat restored today when J went to a church meeting and downtown to do some, errands. Tlie temperature was well into the nineties and although I talked with quite a few people, not one of them asked if it was hot enough for me! It was hot enough tor me and it was ten degrees ago bul I appreciate it if people don't ask me it it was. * * * Evidently Frank Vera has really gotten away from the heat. He's on a fishing trip with some fi'cinds and relatives up in Canada. According to a postcard leceived here, Frank left the rest ul the parly and went a couple lit hundred miles farther north to try to catch a certain kind of fish found there. But he didn't have 1 any luck. When he arrived it was 32 degrees and the lake was fro/en over! Mary and always clone aioiiiul town and business Wes Bartlett have a variety of jobs in their home, club activities, bul they had people sort of pux/.led a few weeks back. Mary was out pushing doorbells, note-book in hand, collecting money. This wasn't too unusual for she's worked many charily drives, but when Wes was seen industriously pushing a mower around his own and three For Beautiful Floors ROLL IT ON- STANDING UP! PRATT & LAMBERT FLOOR VARNISH COWAN Building Supply Phone 275 Algona other homeowners' lawns, the neighbors wondered a little if the furniture business had hit a slump. But it was another lime when jumping to conclusions proved wrong, for it turned out that the Bartlett's eleven year old Bill was having the measles. And Mom was out delivering papers and collecting for them on the boy's route while Dad was fulfilling Bill's contracts to mow- lawns. * * * I saw a jet airplane accident Sunday at the Lincolri air base and I had a grandstand seal for it. I was up in the observation deck of the municipal airport looking over toward the jet runways. A big plane.came in and for almost the full length of the runway remained just a few feet iff the ground. I was idly wondering why it didn't land when it look a little dive and belly landed in a cloud of smoke and dust. There was immediate action by an ambulance, six fire trucks and some towing equipment. Father and the rest of our group were watching from the ground but they didn t see it as well as I did for a hangar was interfering with their view. The radio news the next morning said the pilot had radioed in from Omaha for an emergency landing because he couldn't get half of the landing gear down. Luckily, the flyer was not hurt. • * * The mail this week brought a congratulatory letter from Leslie G. Moeller, director of the school of Journalism at the State University of Iowa. I was all puffed up when he wrote that the NBA award was very much deserved. In the same mail was a letter from Margaret Webster of the Lake City, Minn. Graphic on the same subject. Ever since, it's been the same old* advertising circulars, rejection slips and bills but it was sure fun that one day. This week's recipe is taken from the hot weather dishes section of last year's recipe contest. It's for chicken salad and it was entered by Mrs Georgia Thaves. 2 cups diced cooked chicken 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup tiny green grapes, halved or halved Tokay grapes. '2 cup toasted almonds \'2 cup mayonnaise crisp lettuce Combine chicken, celery, grapes, and nut meats; toss "lightly. Chill thoroughly and combine with mayonnaise just before serving. Serve on crisp lettuce. Serves 8. *> ••.- — Grace Titonka Youth Weds June 2 fitonka — fiarlene Rathman. daughter of Mr and Mr? Jurgen Rathman of Grand Mound, became tho bride of Merlin Bartelt Titonka, at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in St. John's Lutheran church in Grand Mound Rev Win. Strong officiated at the double ring ceremony. Mrs Lawrence Koslefsky, organist, accompanied Harris Sonnenburg, vocalist. Matron of honor was Janice Roseland. Calamus, and Laura Jean Stotesbery was flower girl. Keith Bartelt served his brother as best man. The ushers were Gary Rathman, brother of the bride, and Wayne Bartelt, a brother of the bridegroom. The bridegroom's youngest brother, Glenn BarteH, was ringbearer. After the ceremony, a reception was held in the church parlors for relatives and friends. The bride is a graduate of Wartburg college, and is teaching in Plainiield, Minn. The bridegroom is a senior pre-theological student at Wartburg College. Erect Storage Bin The Titonka Farmers Elevator is building a storage bin to hold 177,000 bu. of grain just east of the K and H bulk tanks. This building is 60 ft. wide, 108 feet long and 20 feet on either side. The contract was let to Earl Miller of Algona and work has already begun. James Cogley Is Bridegroom In Ceremony Hero Farewell Party A handkerchief farewell party was held Monday, June 18. for Mrs Otto DeWall, who with her family will join her husband in a few weeks who is working in Escondido, Calif. The party was held at the home of Mrs Recca Hipp with Mrs Gertrude Bartlett, Mrs Ella Fisher and Mrs Doris Sathoff as hostesses. Bingo was played during the afternoon after which a delicious lunch was served by the hostesses. New Titonka Barber Tiionka—Barrel! Beavers, barber at Forest City for the past three years and formerly of Belmond, has bought the equipment in the Sm.itli Barber shop and has begun barbering Monday June 18. He has a wife and fij months old girl, and as .soon as arrangements can be made he will move to Titonka. Grady Smith was a barber for the past 40 years and 36 years was served in Titonka. Failing health caused Mr Smith to sell his business. Mayor and Mrs Louis Nath and Mr and Mrs Loyal Gingrich returned from a fishing trip of 10 days spent in Canada. Mr and Mrs George Schmidt. Shelia and Scotty of Phoenix, Ariz., are visiting friends and relations in and around Titonka. They are also spending some of the time visiting her parents Mr and Mrs Hans Beenken. Jerry Ray Baade was one' year old June 22 and his parents "had a birthday party in the afternoon in his honor. Present were Mrs Russell Docksteader and sons, Mrs Al Boelkes and Audrey, Mrs Harry Mehlan, Jane and Ward, Judy and Theresa Hamilton, Mary Lee Baade, Phyllis Baade, Mrs Dick Baade and Mrs Richard Isebrand, Pat and Michael. Mr and Mrs Arend Neeland and Beth flew by plane to Pease Minnesota Friday where they attended the funeral of his uncle, Albert Krominga. Mr and Mrs Amos Krominga .also went but by car. He was' Ambs's urfHe, too. Richard Hench returned Friday evening from Boone where he had been attending the Junior Red Cross area camp. Mr and Mrs Wm. Ricklefs accompanied Mr and Mrs Arnold Ricklefs of Algona to Bemidji, Minn., Wednesday where they will attend an insurance conference. They plan to return home June 26. Mr and Mrs Harold Tafl, Milton and Patricia of Gilbert was weekend visitors at the home of Mr and Mrs Harvey Graham and other relatives here. Harold was Esther Gibson, daughter *o! Mr and Mrs D. A. Gibson, Seymour, Mo., and James Cogley, son of Mr and Mrs Joe Cogley, Algona. were united in marriage at St. Cecelia's Catholic church, Algona, Saturday, June 9 at 8:30 a.m. Msgr. P. P. Gearen performed the double ring ceremony. Acolytes were Bill Robinson arid Ronald Briggs. Nuptial music was played by Kathleen Griffin and hymns were sung by Harris Sonnenberg, Titonka. The newlyweds are shown above. Mrs Richard Mescher, Bancroft, was bridesmajd, Joe Cogley, Kansas City, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Shirley Stoffel, Algona, was flower girl and Mike Mescher, Bancroft, was ring bearer. The bride wore a floor length, white slipper satin gown with sleeves tapered to a deep bridal point over the wrists. The fingertip veil was edged with lace. She carried an orchid on an ivory prayer book, gift of the bridegroom. Ross Inman and Phil Inman, Bancroft, cousin of the bridegroom were ushers. Following the ceremony a reception was held for 60 friends and relatives at the Moose Hall in Algona. The couple left for a week's trip and then will be at home at 509 East Elm. Algona la. (Photo by Glenn's Studio) a former telephone manager here a few years ago. Mr and Mrs Sever Pannkuk, Mr and Mrs Rollie Pannkuk and Jimmy of Omaha and August Pannkuk of Minneapolis and Misses Alice and Minnie Pannkuk were Sunday guests at the h<jme of Mr and Mrs Senus Isebrand. Mr and Mrs Lawrence Heyer entertained in honor of Bradley's second birthday and Harvey Heyer's birthday, at a picnic dinner, Sunday, June 17. Those present was Mr and Mrs Harvey Heyer and family, Mr and Mrs Alfred Heyer and family, all of Titonka and Mr and Mrs Geo Heyer and family, Mr and Mrs Ted Aukus and family and Miami Mrs Wm. Harms and family of Buffalo Center. Mr and Mrs Wilbur Welhousen are parents of a baby girl born ANNOUNCING New Ownership of Dermand's Cafe WE are pleased to announce lhat we have purchased the Dermand Cafe in Aljjona and have taken possession effective Monday. We will continue to offer excellent service, and fine foods whether it he an afternoon snack or full course meal. Come in and say hello at your next opportunity. Mr. and Mrs. John Waldron * * * * Thank You... To Our Many Fine Customers AT this time, we would like to thank our many customers who have made our business associations so pleasant these past few years. We know that Mr. and Mrs. Waldron will continue to offer the best in foods and service. The best of luck to them and thanks again for your patronage. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Dermand I'" <hp Buffalo Center hospital June 13. The baby has been nam- <'fl Beaverly Kay and weighed 8 ibs. This is the first child. The mother is the former Viona Post. Colleen Rippentrop of Minneapolis was a visitor at the hoirf "I her parents, Mr and Mrs Ev- ''iftt Rippentrop, over the week end. Sunday evening her parents '"')k her to Bancroft where she i'»de back with a girl friend by ciii'. Mr and Mrs J. H. Williams and • c "ns, and Art Carlson, a friend, all of Boone, spent the weekend u" in northern Minnesota and '"i the way home stopped to visit Mrs Williams' parents, Mr and Mis Oscar Miller. Mr and Mrs Art Peterson and •Jim Thacker of Ottosen spent Father's Day at the Paul Thack'•i home, Jim and Mrs Petersons parents. Mr and Mrs Paul Roskamp are tlie parents of a baby son born Monday at the Britt Memorial hospital. The baby weighed 8 Ibs. 9 w. and has been named Kenneth Wayne. They also are the parents of a daughter 2 years old. Dr. and Mrs Guido Sartor and family of Mason City were Sun- ctay visitors at the home of the doctors parents, Dr. and Mrs Pierre Sartor and Mrs Sartor's sister's home, Mr and Mrs J. L. InU'imill and family. Mrs Victor Hammond is re- cuDerating in St. Ann hospital in Algona from an attack of dropsy. She has been there a \yeek. Mrs Ollie Brims is spending a two month's vacation in the western states visiting her sons Keith at Albuquerque, New Mexico, daughter Geraldine at Salt Lake City. Utah, and her sister, Mrs Celia Burdick of Bell Calif. While in Albuquerque she attended the graduation exercises for Keith. Keith also was married May 28. Mrs Bruns writes home. Mr and Mrs Woodrow Peterson and Mrs Peterson's father, Charlie Ama was visiting friends and relatives in and around Titonka Thursday. All are former residents of Titonka. Robert Downs, son of Mr and Mrs Homer Downs, concluded a two week's vacation at the home f his parents and is practice caching at East High in Dos Momes this summer. He is also playing baseball with the Lin- :len baseball team. Robert was -t basketball and baseball coach the past year at Minburn. Mrs Eldon Attig underwent major surgery at the Britt hospital Tuesday morning. She has oeen clerking in the Intermill grocery and-Mrs Geneva Thacker will take her place during her absence. Mr nnd Mr? Harry TTfinl<rns on and family of Seattle has boon visiting the past couple of woo ks with Mrs Haakenson's molhi T, Mrs Alice Buffington, who li as- been in failing health the pa st year. A farewell picnic supper hoi i- oring Mr and Mrs Donald Multhauf and girls was held at tlve home of Mr and Mrs Edwar d Brandt and family. They will l:>o leaving the first of the week for Riverside, Calif., where he will teach vocal music in the junior high grades. He was a vocal instructor in Titonka. Sherry Stecker and Belle Tjs den, representatives of the Gom 1 -lope Luther League, are attend - ing the Walter League camp oti Lake Okoboji. Miss Ardith Schutter returned from a 10 clay trip through the. eastern states. She accompanied! her brother and family, Mr and Mrs Herman Schutter of Jewell and on their return trip attended a friend's wedding at Lost Nation, a friend of Ardiths. Tuesday, Jung 26, 1956 Algona (la.) Upper OeiH M«lrt*i»l ST. JOE By Mrs Syl Wagner Mr and Mrs Francis Erpeldim; and family were Sunday visitors in the Francis McLaughlin home at Fonda. Mrs McLaughlin, the former Dorothy Steinman is a sister of Mrs Erpelding. A Wagner family dinner and supper will be held on Sunday, June 24th at. the Ted Wagner home. Mrs Robert Bormann entertained the 500 club in her homo on Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Nick Mergen, Mrs Henry Bormann. Mrs Ralph Reding, Mrs Raymond Kohlhaas, Mrs Edwin Thilges and Mrs Harold Bormann as guests. High prize was awarded to Mrs Henry Bormann. travel to Mrs Ralph Reding, and low to Mrs Harold Bormann. Mrs Willie Thilges will entertain the club in July. Janice and Lloyd Kenne, children of Mr and Mrs John Kenne of Belmnnd returned to their home on Sunday after a stay here with the Ernst Bormanns. Kay Ann Friders spent several days this week in the home of her aunt and uncle. Mr and Mrs Lawrence Kirsch and family near Whittemore. ' Carol Ann Friders of St. Benedict and LaDonna Friders of Algona were filso visitors in the Kirsch home. Fred Illg came home on Tuesday afternoon from St. .Joseph's Mercy Hospital Fort odge where he had been a medical patient a week. Sisler M. Imogene O.S.F. re- Mtirncd to Dubuque on Friday c.+fter spending this week here w-ith her parents, Mr and Mrs N'.ick Klein and other relatives aijd friends. Riverdale Rustlers 4-H club annual picnic is to be held in the Hbmboldt Park on Thursday June 28 at 5 o'clock. The Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence River actually number about 1,500, "SUFFERING SUSAN'' (The Handsome but Holstein) "For Gosh Sake»"~Get Me S«m» Knox Livestock Spray Don't blame the eow* or the pasture if your milk dropt way down this summer. Spray your herd with Knox Livestock'Spray and watch production climb. (Ask about our free trial offer) Algona Implement Algona Use your telephone "to help get things done in a hurry, and if you have party-line servicei, please remember to leave some time between calls—so someone else can call you, so others on your line can use the ohone, too. Some other tips for good party-line telephone service: replace the receiver carefully, give up the line for emergency calls, hang up quickly and quietly when you find the line in use. Remember, party-line courtesy is catching. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. Torque Big Sellers Best of the I T WOULD stand to reason that automobiles selling in the same league, so to speak, would be pretty close in their engineering specifications. Like in "torque multiplication"—the twisting force a transmission delivers to the drive shaft. (The greater the torque multiplication, the greater the performance). But what do you find? You find that amj '56 Buick with advanced new Variable Pitch Dynaflow* delivers a higher torque ratio than any standard-production car in America. And you find that this high-torque performance is one reason for Buick's best-seller standing. For Buick is now more strongly positio n e d in the Top 3 of tlie nation's ' automobiles. I hat's news — r < that came from, i ! ' ' •; plenty more where me '56 Buick is jam-packed with new engineering and styling advances to make it the best Buick yet, by far. That new Dynaflow, for example, brings yotf the world's only switch-pitch performance in cars—plus a new part-throttle getaway response that's swifter, surer, and a gas-saver to boot , The new V8 engine is 322-cubic-inches big, and packed with the highest horsepowers, the highest compressions in all Buick annals. There's a joyous new ride, too—a new steering magic—a new "sense of direction" in your ever/ handling maneuver. 1 hing to do is come see for yourself. That way you can also look at the prices that have helped move Buick to a new sales success—outselling all other cars in America except two of the well* known smaller ones. Will you do that, this week? \\Yir Adraiu-ed Variable Pitch Dynaflow is the only Dynamo* Buick build* today. It Is standard on Roadmtuttr, Sup< Century—optimal at tiwdcat extra coat on </** Special, AIMCONDITIONINO •I • COOL. N«W I-OW PRICB H tool*/ «H«n, d»humidifi«i. 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