The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 16, 1956 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 16, 1956
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Although I wouldn't want to live in a big town, a trip to the city once in a while is a stimulating experience. Ann and Del Clopton and Father and 1 spent Saturday night and Sunday in Minneapolis and we lived it up just like We could afford it. The real purpose of the trip see Cinerama. If you have not seen it yet, let me recommend that you do—especially the current one, "The Seven Wonders of The World. 1 ' There are only a handful of theaters in the country equipped for Cinerama and those that do keep showing the same one over and over until a new one comes out. This is the third one. Seat prices are about the same as for a stage play. « » * "7 Wonders", lakes you on a trip around the world and the huge curved screen and the multiple sound speakers make you feel that .you are actually in the airplane flying under the Brook- lyn bridge or approaching Rio de Janerio which. I've always heard is one of the world's lovliest cities. Henceforth, I shall believe it and I am almost ready to claim that. I have visited it. For when you come out of the Cinerama theater you feel that you have really been on a trip around the world in the space of two hours. * * * . In India, we got on a little train supposedly to visit a famous summer resort up on an extremely high mountain. We never got to the resort for when the other passengers got off the train to remove some elephants from the (rack, the blamed train ran away arid started backing at an alarming speed clown the mountain. We were still on it and we went around those hairpin curves at about 100 miles per hour. Now, my head knew very vyell I was not actually on the train- but my stomach didn't seem to be getting the message. I kept hoping the thing would crash and get it ;i In Minneapolis at the Hotel you'll be glad you did In the very center of the city near depots, (theaters, whplesab district and all shopping. Air-Conditioned Rooms— ' Radio — TV available. Dining Room, Coffee Shop,j Cocktail Lounge. Garage Service. 35O modern rooms, moderately price J Leslie F. Long, Mgr. 4th Street at Hennepin Minnesota 1 ! 1 . Less than. hours away! The car that breaks the patterns of the past 1 ,-.. 7 CHEVROLET If II be on hand bright and early— fPTTtl la ILL Pnly franchise^ Chevrolet dealers display this famous trademark over with and by the time the train backed quietly into the station I was ready to ask someone to bring a paper bag. * * * The Ifij) 16 the Valiesft ,City for the pornp and majesty, that ended the Marian year was very impressive. Evidently it was quite a feather in the cap of Lowell Thomas, prodUcer-narra- tor and all-around boy of cine- rama, to include this in the show because he said it had never before been filmed. The well- known Cafdifial Spellman was instrumental in making the arrangements. We probably had a better view of the Pope giving his blessing than if we had actually been there. Even we four Presbyterians felt we should be kneeling at this point. * * * Music adds so much to any theatrical production and Cine- rama is no exception. There was a top-notch symphony orchestra in the background and the Apollo Club, a Minneapolis men's choir did several numbers. As "Wonders" ended we came back to the United States for brief glimpses of our own land. The Apollo Club sang, "This Is My Country" and the beauty of it made chills run up and down my back. I think the subject of the next Cinerama production should certainly be America. * * * A hobby I'd like to take up sometime is staying in hotels. I probably wouldn't think hotels are so luxurious if I had to live in one all of the time, but at this point staying in one is a real treat. I wouldn't pick one that is billed as, "homelike" for that's just what I'm trying to get away from. I love the impersonal atmosphere of a hotel room with all those empty drawers and closets. There's clean sheets every night—ironed ones at that, and when you take a bath you don't have to go easy on the hot water and the clean towels. * * * In a hotel you can get out of bed and not make it up. You can lock the door and our own kids and half of the neighbors don't come traipsing through the bedroom to use the bathroom. Nobody calls Father out at 6 a.m. to start a furnace and if a whistle blows we can just lay there and listen to the siren instead of helping Father find his pants so's he can go fight a fire. * * * When I get rich I'm going to stay in a hotel quite often. I'll have my meals brought to my room and thumb my nose at the dirty dishes. I'll have my clothes sent out to be pressed even if they aren't dirty; I'm going to have my hair and nails fixed in one of those salons off the lobby and I'm going to buy lots of those souveniers in those shops on the mezzanine! * * * Another thing I find fascinating about the big city is the window displays in the stores. , Almost every'time I get out of is during the hours the stores arc closed and I am beginning to think that Father plans it that way on purpose. However, I can find more than enough things to buy right here in Algona. Window shopping is one of the few things you can do in a city that costs absolutely no money, so I cnn indulge my taste for it to the fullest. * * * I have noticed that the fewer the items in a_ store window, the more expensive are the prices. The stores with the $2.98 hats and the $1195 dresses are packed jam full while if you Fee just one hat in a window you can be sure it costs at least a week's grocery allowance. Some of the medium- priced stores have maybe three hats to a window with a very c mcill placard, not big enough to be vulgar, announcing the price. The fancier stores operate on the theory that price mentioning is I THESE WOMEN! "JISSTS^^?^^S^^^^^^^^^^^^SnnlTT i • OF IKE CHORUS "lut'l that cut«?^H«'» trying to tell«« tooMthia*!* akin to spouting nasty words. One place we passed in Minneapolis was so tony all they had was an urn-type vase in the window. Down in one corner were some tiny letters made out of solid gold mentioning the fact that the joint sold furs. ' ' Younger brothers .hare been a plague to girls when the boy friend comes to call. One local teen-ager has two of the creatures to contend with and when her date came around the other night the ; brothers were being especially obnoxious. They giggled arid wise-cracked and compared the present swain unfavorably to a boy who had called on their sister a few nights previously. A little privacy for a tete-a-tete seemed highly desirable and the boy friend, lacking the quarters for the usual money bribe, decided to get rid of the brothers by more subtle means. The home has a pool table so tlje boy challenged the brothers to a game. "I'll take you both on, one at a time, and after I beat you, will you promise to go to bed?" he asked. This was just fine with the brothers and the game began. But the plan backfired, for the kids turned out to be a couple of regular pool sharks and they beat the boy friend by generous margins. So until ten o'clock when the date. was over, it was a young man and his girl plus two very observant • little brothers all occupying the same living room. • • • Last week I meant io mention Poetry Day in the column but I goofed again. Margaret Durant told me about it in plenty of time but I forgot. It's October 1'5, so by the time the paper comes out Poetry Day will have .been yesterday. The objective is not so much to encourage the writing of poetry as it is to foster the appreciation of poetry among both adults and children. I wish I could write poetry but I can't. It's the most exact and economical form of writing — you just have to pick the right phrases and cut put all the persiflage. Poetry Day is observed in more than 40 states now and Iowa Poetry Day was founded by Agnes V. Flannery of Des Moines. Algona's Margaret Durant helped during the beginning years but later became inactive because of her big task of being president of the American Poetry League. » 4- * Oysters are kind of scare this year. I heard it was the storms and unseasonable weather on the east coast that makes this so. 108 S. Hall Phone 200 Algona Automobile Financing ? Yes, an auto loan from our bank is the convenient low-cost, and sound way to finance your car. See us first before you buy your next car. Safe Confidential Accommodating IOWA They do have them in the local stores most of the time but they are high in price. That's why I thought you might like this recipe for Mock Oyster Soup for this week's recipe. It came from Mrs C. E. Kollasch of Whittemore during the recipe contest. 2 cups sweet milk % cup salmon, broken into bite-sized pieces liquid from the salmon 1 tablsp. butter salt and. pepper as needed Heat the milk and add the salmon and salmon juice. Bring to the boiling' point and add the butter. Serve with crackers. —GRACE. To Present Operetta Members of the Burt mixed chorus, sponsored by Erna Baars, will present the operetta "Hulda of Holland" Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8:15 p.m. in the Burt high school gymnasium. WANT ADS BRING RESULTS Plan Purchase Of Grove Markers, S-City Auxiliary Swea City — The American Legion Auxiliary voted at its October meeting, Oct. 2, to purchase bronze markers for the graves of Minnie Frakes, Lucy Sayers, Anna Taylor, Ingrid Mogensen and Beth Johnson. The Auxiliary has already placed markers on the graves of Anna Nelson, Leone HMlsten and Mrs Andrew Bratland. The organization has placed an order for 1200 poppies to be sold on Poppy Day, next May. Mrs Jean Tague is Poppy chairman. A box of clothing will be sent this month to Katie Peterson, whom the Auxiliary sponsors at Woodward Home. And on Nov. 16, another box will be sent to the school. Mrs Green of Fort Dodge was guest at the meeting Tuesday night. Music boosters Meet Sept. 25, the Swea City Music Boosters met at the school music room, with the new president Mrs Fred Moellering presiding. The boys quartet, Tom Snnftner, Lowell Greenfield, Kenneth Seylar and Larry Franks, sang several numbers. The club voted to purchase a plaque to be inscribed with the names of outstanding music students, the plaque to be placed in the tropny room. Wed In California Marilyn Ruth Miller of San Pedro, Calif, and Jack G. Emerson, son of Milo Emerson, and Mrs Don Perdue of Swea City were married Sept. 2 at the San Pedro, Cali. Methodist church. Both are juniors at Whittier College in California. The bridegroom is a graduate of the Swea high school and following service enrolled at college where he is business manager of the college paper, and an honor roll student. The couple will complete their education, where Mrs Emerson is a sociology major and plans to become a teacher. Mr Emerson is majoring in business administration. They will make their home in Whittier. Tuesday, October 16, 19S6 Algeria (Id.) Upp«f G* M«lfl*§~l Roal Roalson is on a trip south :o the Missouri O/.arks and other joints of interest. He was one of a party which includes his son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs Burton Roalson and Mrs Sadie Funderburk of Fairmont. Mrs Will Thompson, Mrs Geo. K. Nelson, Mrs Glen Curtis, Mrs Lucy Hfwett and Iva Moats drove to Algona, Tuesday, to visit Mrs Jack Gilles, a former Swea City friend. From Algona, they went, to Clear Lake where they called on Mrs Mary McNeil, widow of Leonard McNeil, Swea City. 44 YEARS Mrs Orel P. Estes of Leon received a plaque recently from the Standard Oil Company for 44 years of service. Estes Motor Company has handled Standard Oil products continuously in one location for the past 44 years. Attention Formers: BULK SPREADING SWIFT'S RID STHR • FASTUKGRO BftlMM • VKtORO the easy way to apply plant food! We ore equipped to give you complete plant food service, including bulk spreading. Saves you time and labor. Our trucks will deliver and spread your plant food for about the same price t would cost you in bags. Prompt, reliable , service—any analysis. Order by phone or stop in and talk over your needs. BRING IN YOUR SOIL SAMPLES FOR FREE TESTING Robinson Produce 216 West State St. Algona, Iowa HEADQUARTERS for SWIFT'S PLANT FOODS Algona Member FDIC Iowa IRVINGTON YOUTH • ' • Purebred Spotted Poland China Sow Robert Schmitt, FFA Member Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Schmitt "Brings Home The Bacon ff i Sponsored by the local cooperative association in company with other central Iowa cooperatives participating in the Co-Op Formula Feed Program, the Co-op Sow-Buck Auction Sale at Eagle Grove placed purebred gilts of the breed of their choice in the hands of 60 FFA and 4-H boys and girls. Each boy or girl had been saving Co-Op Open Formula Feed Tags to use as "money" at this auction. Your Co-op Manager Can Tell You Why Co-Op Open Formula Feeds Are Tops THEY MAKE PROFITS FOR FARMERS - THE TAG TEUS WHAT'S IN THE BAG IT'S NOT A BAG OF FEED, IT'S A FEEDING PROGRAM IRVINGTON CO-OPERATIVE CO. i. F. Immerfall, Mgr.

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