Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 9, 1945 · Page 5
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tys^v ' j > •,.v ! / •/ *! JSEGOND SECTION I -:i__^ ^^ ^^ [jetter From Lon Wrights Reports Them In Florida LE LIVING "FOR A YEAR AT ST. CLOUD, FLA. Br MM. Lon Wright. Cloud, Fla., Dec. 20 - You ied us to let you know how Hked Florida. It's a little rlv'to form a definite opinion, line we have been here but a fcttle-pver a month. However, so „, cold spell of ,1 days; it really seemed though the thermometer •d only 43 degrees. But - We've had a wood fire „ morning, but the days are lip and suhnr. then the.;night-. ,, After, many yean out of I 'Algona as a railway postal '."fork,Mr. Wright retired .^ two or three months ago, I; ud ihortly thereafter Mr. T-'Sd MM. Wright left for a 'tow home in Florida. Their idtfr«» "U 714 Massachu- i are., Saint Cloud, Fla. U':enough for wool blankets* 1 dTlike Florida, for I've been v.from sinus trouble, which ad'all .summer before; leaving Maria. I also lost my cough le; passing through Georgia. In Algerian's Cottage. ,The flowers here are (beautiful, 'rid will be more so, we are told, 1 ' ; 'gH ,the winter. There are muj .poinsettias, some: of the iiishes a .story high . and have 'ge'blooms. Such lovely ever- icming roses too. $6'are living, in the five-room irnished cottage owned by Mr. md Mrs. Frank Devitt, Algona, Lho'were unable to make their Vsiial winter .trip south due to fs..Devitt's poor health. There ire three grapefruit trees and Ale. orange tree in our yard, so Lb.are enjoying citrus fruit at its tot 1 ' ' - • I .Port Lauderdale had been our Jjjecfive, but, finding living (ers unavailable there, we (happy to get the'Devitt cot- Mtmbers Two Clubi. JThig is'an inland town of .2500 i opulstion in summer and • 5000' i \yihter,., It's a clean, little,.city, M $£ ijeople are »very "friendly. Jte've "mst lotyans from Crundy le'nte.rjv.Mason City;-- and Clear lake/Many states are represent- jNri.'thq'tourist population. [•A" shuffleboard court is the nief place of amusement. Men nd women play, and there are tveral'tournaments through the linter,.the last to date, husbands fe.-wiyes. We have joined the burist: club, and are therefore Pig*le:to play. This includes a »?; to .the. tourist club. We have ^joined the local civil service vj,which has several hundred •^ers,; It's for both husbands Rev, and Mrs* Geo* H* Wessel a tomn re January 9,1945 w... Tohopekaliga (Indian, ling-healing waters) is at the I 3>j? a fi e of town. There is 'fl-fishitig and bathing. We are «v blocks from the lake. .Scenes on' the Way. t was an enjoyable time to "e to Florida, and we saw jy _mteresting things on our 'Pi The Cumberland mountains Presented a colorful panorama in ""gorgeous autumn foliage. At • Point, crossing the mounts, we drove up four miles and ™ five in hairpin fashion, ive .passed through large dense areas on our trip, and saw /any camps and air bases. Camp 'ampbell, between Kentucky and [""lessee, is one of the largest Bmn S six miles long and very , jt looks huge. The num- rrf.tr u and J ee P s near the Wjwce building was a surprise In the Cotton Ar*a. was in progress done almost entirely people, and they Uve fo tumbledown shacks a. pecans are of excellent year< We stopped at ^ . bo "ght some. there is a good crop, ,,". since the nuts \ be har vested, due to shortage, t1 nt °* n ? y one ni 8ht and a wa Th- g fnends ^ter leaving ? was with * he Fr a n * Pla ^! er Algpnians at ok- T hey f °rmerly were -near a love ' lay v A chi( *en m but have havin e P cala ' Mrs - Beeley is now crowded it ^ hm« rywhere apartment* other Tower was we sanctuary make the prettiest spot we have ever seen. We are going there 1 again with friends to hear a concert on the carillon. Sarasoia is Attractive. We like Sarasoia on the west coast of peninsular Florida. It's ! a growing place; already $4,000,-! 000 worth of building contracts' have been signed, construction to • begin when restrictions are lift-j ed. The Ringling Circus has win-' ter quarters near Sarasoia A $20,000,000 art museum has been given to Florida by Mr. and Mrs John Ringling. 11 is several miles from town and contains 400 painlings by old maslers; one of the -finest collections in the world, and the best in America. Our stay was much too short in the muso- um and the terraced garden in the court. There are 300 trailer houses in a trailer camp at Sarasota. The city claims Florida's finest beach. Call on Ex-Algonian. We were not favorably impressed by Tampa as ,a city, since it is an industrial center. But we liked St. Petersburg, with its many magnificent homes and its wonderful pier. Clearwater is also a fine resort town. We passed through Tarpon Springs, with the largest sponge fisheries in the world, doing a $1,500,000 business yearly. We also saw the world's largest sponge there. We stopped at New Port Richey and looked up Frank Slagle, former Algonian who was mayor of this town for two years. He is now in very poor health, though able to be about. Haven for Postal Clerks. Clermont, an inland town, has a postal clerks' colony. They are interested in citrus groves. The town is small, but the groves are the finest we have seen. Thence we went on to Orlando, a busy place also; it has 32 lakes within Ihe city limits. 'Lew' Rasmussen, a former railway postal clerk between Dubuque and Algona, lives there, and he showed us the cily's attractions. Florida has good bus service, and if one makes a trip early in the week travel is not congested. Hurricane Destruction. The hurricane of some weeks ago was reported—in the newspapers—to have done $2,000,000 in damages, but the actual- fact, as given out in an official report, was $5j£Wlfla,000. If you-coukLsee,. the citrus groves, as we have, and the vast amount of fruit knocked off by the storm, you would well believe the damage was a' bad blow to the state. Only 25c a crate is being paid for the fallen fruit, which is used for canned juice. There is no sales tax in Florida. Some food prices are higher than in Iowa. Eggs are 68c; milk 18c a quart; cream, 18c Vfe pint. We seldom see fresh pork, bacon, or ham, at the markets. We here have had no good butter, but found a good margarine which is universally liked. Alas! Romance Frustrated! An 'amusing incident happened at the shuffleboard court. There are spectator benches on two sides of the court. One bench holds only two persons, and is called "Matrimony Bench." A person desiring a life partner may sit there, .and a like-minded person of the opposite sex may strike up an acquaintance. Recently two women sat there to watch a game. They were unaware of the significance attached to the bench, and other seats were mostly taken. Very shorlly thereafter a man came to them, and said "Are you looking for matrimony?" When they looked at him strangely he said, "You are widows, aren't you?" It so happened that each woman's husband was on the court, playing, and the inquiring Romeo was given this information. Rather abashed, he took his departure, and the women had a good laugh. Heyl Frost Warning! But quite <a number of romances have developed among the 'young oldsters' of the tourist population, and new matrimonial ties made. Recently an U2-year- pld Kentucky judge returned to St. Cloud for his usual winter sojourn, and he was accompanied by a rather young bride. He had searched for several winters among the local tourists for a mate, but, failing to find one, returned to Kentucky, where he was successful. A frost warning has just been given by radio, and people are now out covering their winter gardens. Florida grows two garden crops annually. NEW TEACHER HERE. New Algona kindergarten teacher is Mrs. Maxine Yeakel, Kanawha, the former Maxine Lucas, niece of Mrs. L. G. Baker here. Mrs. Yeaker is an experienced teacher, having taught before marriage. She succeeded Margaret Hughes, Clear Lake, who resigned to be married. Mrs. Yeakel's husband, who is in service, has been sent overseas. COURTHOUSE CHANGES. Only one Jan. 1 change in personnel at the courthouse is reported. Eleanora Voigt-Espe, iformer clerk, was promoted to deputy county recorder, succeeding Stella Mae Breen, who is at present in Attorney E. C. McMa- DR, BQWEN, 75, DIES AT HOME IN FORT DODGE . Last week Wednesday's Fort Dodge Messenger reported the c.eath at Mercy hospital that rmorning of Dr. W. W. Bowcn, 75, tyho for more than 40 years was a leader in northwesl Iowa medical circles. He had been retired since March, 1940. Dr. Bowen, who began his medical career at Whittemore, where he practiced five years, was bom in 1869, at Egypt, 111., tout the parental family moved to Rock Island when he was a small child, and lived there till 1884, when they moved to Algona. The future doctor was educated in the public schools and in a normal school at Dixon, 111.; later in 1895, was graduated from the Iowa state university medical college. ''THE PICTURE ABOVE PRESENTS both Mr. Wessel and his wife * and is an excellent likeness of bolh. Last Oct. 1 they passed Ineir 53rd milestone together. Now the young brida of that far away autumn day when they pledged love, life, and fortune against Ihe then unknown future is left to await reunion with the beloved husband who has for a little while gone on before. LONE ROCKER TELLS OF ARMY LIFE IN ITALY The George Pettits. near Lone Rock, received a letter before Chrislmas from the son Bernard, commonly known as "Beany,", who is in the 34th division in Italy and has been overseas near-, ly three years. There are many Iowa boys in the 34th. j The young man was writing on December,!, and he remarked somewhat sarcastically on the j weather, which 'he said was, around the corner. But time parses fast in the army, and the winter here doesn't seem to last long." , | The Old Gal's Still There. ' "On the 15th of January it will, be three years since we bade the old gal with the torch (Statue of Liberty) goodbye. At the time we didn't think we would be tfone so long. (Sometimes it doesn't seem that long, but again there are times when it seems like ages. . "It all depends on what kind of spot we happen to be in.. Right now we are comparatively well off, for we're inside and out of the weather most of the time. 'Jerry' isn't mad at us, for he hasn't been doing much shooting. But I should brag, for he could change his mind in a hurry, and he isn't too far from 'us, not as far as I'd like him to be. "Yesterday the .'boys in our room got ambitious and made.ai stove out of mortar (gun) box, | with a piece of water-spouting for a chimney. If we could only settle down in a spot where we were sure to stay we would fix up really comfortable quarters. But what's the use? Pretty soon we'd get orders to move and have it all to do over again. Meets Kossuth Boys. "Did I write that I saw Jack Tibbets? His mother lives at Algona. He had just returned from a hospital. I have also seen Harold Schlei again. He's from Fenton. Lloyd Eichcn'berger was here one clay looking for me, but I was gone at the time. He's somewhere in this section, and I expect lo sec him sooner or later. "I received your box with the corn and nuts. Both were tough, but I put them over a fire, and it did the business. The stem on a pipe you sent had been broken off, but I made the pipe work with a stem from an old pipe. You also sent a lighter, and it works like a charm. I don't think anything you sent was lost. The packages received here so far have boon pretty well beaten up in transit." * SOLDIER PROMOTED. St. Joe, Dec. 2G—John Thul has received word thai his son has been promoted to sergeant. He is at 'an army airways communications center in New Guinea. / /PERdlAnEflT Ml UI4VEJIT ± Complete with Permanent; oHLf * Wave Solution, curlers, _ ihampoo and wave set -• nothing ^ else to buy Kequires no heat, electricity or machines Safe for every type of hair. Over 0 million sold. Money back guarantee. Uet a Charm- Kurl Kit today. BARKER DRUG STORE Cowan Bldg Supply Co, Phono 275 AJg'ona, la. Male and Female Help Wanted ALGONA LAUNDRY and DRY CLEANERS Phone 2<|7 If. Thoriugtow After Dr. Bowen sold out at Whittemore he went to Fort Dodge, where he rcentered the practice. He became one of northwest Iowa's best known physicians and surgeons, and in the course of his medical career he performed more than 10,000 operations. Nearly the same number of patients were given x-ray treatment. He invented a method of curing hip fractures which became in wide use among doctors. The doctor is survived by his wife, the former Lydia May King, also by a son and a daughj- ter. A brother lives at Los Angeles. Another brother was the late Roy Bowen, for many years an Irvington farmer. Roy owned the present Mrs. Edna Harr farm. Mrs. Bowen is a sister-in-law of Mrs. W. H. King here and an aunt of David King, farmer near Algona. Funeral services were held Friday at the Fort Dodge First Congregational church, and the body was taken to Illinois City, 111., for burial. YEARS TAKE TOLL, AS CARS BATTLE P WAR-WINTER! Mom and Pop and the Gar... Hut wmindi m». George... we must have the Standard Oil Man test our anti-freeae J" Algona AAF Youth Wins Merit Medal In Italian Zone 15th Army Air Force, St. George, S. C., (Undated) — Cpl. Ralph R. Helmers, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Helmers, Algona, la., has been awarded the air medal "for meritorious achievement" during sustained aerial operations against the enemy, it has I been announced at the 15th AAF headquarters. A ball turret gunner, the corporal is stationed in Italy with a veleran Liberator bombardment group which has flown more lhan 150 bombing missions against strategic enemy communications and industrial centers throughout central and southern Europe. Corporal Helmers was inducted Dec. 29, 1943, and he received serial gunnery training at the army air base at Kingman, Ariz. BIRTHDAY SURPRISE FOR LUYERNE WOMAN Lu Verne, Jan, 8—Mrs. Katie Huff was taken by surprise last week Tuesday, when a group of Presbyterian women arrived to help her celebrate her 80th birthday. She received 68 birthday cards and many gifts. The afternoon was spent at visiting and needle work, and a tray lunch, which included a birthday cake from Mrs. Huff's daughter, Mrs. John Bockes, and homemade ice cream, was served by Mrs. A. A. Schipull, Mrs. F. G. Hagist, and Mrs. Bockes. Happy Birthday was sung, and the 5-year-old granddaughter Cathryn Bockes spoke a Christmas piece in honor of her grandmother. Mrs. Huff has five nephews in service. °RINTING LARGE JOBS OR small—thfy all get careful at* t ntion and skilled workmanship < the Advance. . 38tf COPYmoHT If4l. •TAKOMO OIL Many a car owner finds himself bedeviled with car troubles this winter . . . because ordinary care isn't enough for older cars in this 4th War-Winter. Rationed driving, with its jShort trips and necessary slow speeds, drains battery life and power. It also builds up sticky sludge— which tends to clog oil lines and screens, and may lead to burned-out bearings, to stuck rings and scored cylinders. The older the car, the greater the danger. "Nurse" and "coddle" your car for the balance of the winter. It will pay you handsome dividends in smoother, more economical operation and longer car life. See your Standard Oil Dealer frequently. Buy more War Bonds TODAY SEE YOUR STANDARD OIL DEALER for Betlsr Cot Ciri Fight Infantile Paralysis January 14-31 —~—^^^^^^^^^*i^^^^mi^^^m^m^^mm HELP WANTED It's Easy to do this €ssential Work Pvath's have that essential job that will help you to play an important part in the war effort. ••'. . . . Good Pay .. " ' ". . . . Inside Work • . .. Low-Cost Meals in Modern Cafeteria'; ' •" ; ...Adequate Rooming Facilities. - ' Mr. Farmer! You can help speed meat to our fighting men and, help create a steady flow of livestock to market by, spending the winter working at Rath's. •••••>. We Need Your Hel Here's all you have to do .... '• 1. See your County Agent for a Farm Release. 2. If IS to 45 get a Selective service Release.' 3. Get a Referral Card from your local United State Employment Office. ' SEE OUR REPRESENTATIVE Saturday, Jan. 13th at U. S. E. S. Office in Algona without fail! The Rath Packing Co. WATERLOO, IOWA A Personal Letter to You, Our Friends and Customers At this hectic time in all our lives we find it hard to put in words what is in our hearts. Could we take each by the hand and tell you how grateful we are to you for your kindnesses and patience dur ing the holiday season when our efforts to supply you with apparel, because of the tremendous crowds and shortage of help, must have seemed pretty shabby. Your consideration and cooperation demonstrated by your willingness to wait, m akes us all the more grateful to you. We will do our level best to provide for you iu the coming year, the best wearing apparel this country produces. May 1945 bring peace to you in the return of the boys to their homes. After all that is what we most desire. The »»»»»»»»« HUB Leuthold - Williams Company Clothiers

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