The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 13, 1956 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 13, 1956
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November 13,1956 November 13,1956 PHONE 1100 - YOUR NEWSPAPER Next time get a ^^ "—-'•••MgliTSTmi™1""f1 SKELLY INSTANT-POWCR BLUE BOLT BATTERY Tidbits From Evelyn GUARANTEED 4 FULL YEARS No embarrassing starling trotf. bles for you ... not with a Skelly Blue Bolt under th« hood! Years of engineering have gone into this dry-charge battery and if pays off in four yean of high powered performanet • • . guaranteedl WHY RISK BATTERY FAILURE? Drop into our Skelly station and ask for a free battery check. It fakes just a few moments and will open the door to complete cold weather confidence in your car. If your present battery Isn't up to the winter grind, we can install a Skelly Blue Bolt for driving peace of mind. SCOBBA'S SKELLY SERVICE Corner Stale & Colby Sis. Phone 788 When I read thai John Clark had received first at the Lions Halloween party for his unusual costume, I called Ann, his mother, and asked her what it was. She explained that she had padded him with a pillow to make the curves peculiar only to women, put a black crepe frock on him, some false hair, a hat tilted at a feminine angle, a jacket and fur, make-up etc.—and he presented such a cute girlish get-up, a prominent professional man said he wished he had a "sweet little girl like that." John did the sensible thing with his prize money—bought some new clothes strictly masculine. Gwen Williams was winner of the gills prixe and she wore a clown costume and had her pet dog along, also in clown costume. While on the subject of the Clark family, Homer, head of the household, if working on the Coralville Dam not far from Iowa City. He ha* been there the past three weeks The only "fly in the ointment" IP that it is too far from home to get jfick and forth very often. • » • I am beginning to wonder a little about this great democracy of ours. Also I could make a retort to those who urged everyone to vote.. Every vote was considered important. Since I am "free, white and twenty-one" and have exercised my privilege to vote on quite a number of other occasions, including the presidential election in 1952, it certainly was a surprise to me when I went to the polls Tuesday and was refused a ballot. Why was I refused the ballot? Because it would have to be Drought to me downstairs as 1 could not climb the stairs at the Legion Hall and certainly I could iee no reason to hunt some one who could carry me. And having voted a good many years by having the ballot brought to me and a clerk standing by till I had completed the "great American privilege", it never occured to ;ne there would be a refusal. The whole story is this. Mary Bartlett asked if I planned to go to the polls. This was on Saturday. I said "Yes indeed, unless the weather is bad." She suggested an absentee ballot and 1 agreed that would be fine. Sh< in turn gave the information tt the proper party. Now it is possible there should be a longer time for asking for an absentet ballot. But what puzzles me is why at this time the clerks bad been instructed that no ballots were to be taken from the room. Just who had the authority? Now I am not griping, nor am I angry. I'm more amused and curious. AH the clerks knowing me, knowing the conditions, and never having been refused before I wonder just what the deal was Anyhow I, have the distinction o 1 being one republican who didn't vote for Ike. I was sure he would win but th-?re were some county tickets I'd have liked to vote Next time when voting time rolls 'round, I'll just stay . at home, thank you, and not bother my friends to push my wheel chair to the polls. What is needed is a voting olnce on the ground floor It would be a boom to quite a few besides my.self. * * * Old ag? doesn't creep up on one, so Roy Hutzell thinks, it comes by leaps and bounds! Rqy has been going around with a crick in his back—so bad some limes he didn't even "go around," Sacrniliac has always meant a Bibber McGee gag to me, but i* jeems there is such a thing and Roy has reason to know it. After treatments he is much improved, but he had a rugged time for a r ew days. * • * I noticed Frank Warner's name in "Over the Coffee" in the Des Moines Register a few days ago in connection with the Bankers Association meeting. I a:n proud to say I know Frank and a fine person he is. Way back in high school he was a junior when I went over as a freshman The last time I saw him was at the reunion breakfast at the armory during the Centennial a couple ol years ago, and had a nice visit with him. * * * When I reported the "grandma shower" a few friends had on a woman recently who is about to become grandmother again, I thought it was the first such party ever given. Mrs Schaap called me to tell me that she toe had been honoree at such a shower not too long ago. She was even more thrilled than when given showers for her daughter a number of years ago. Which proves, "there's nothing new under the sun." * • * * Mr and Mrs Dick Phillips celebrated their silver wedding anniversary Monday, Nov. 5. Congratulations and best wishes. I hope you reach the golden anniversary. * * * One never knows what results a column may bring. Mr and Mrs Henry Furst spent the weekend at Prairie Du Chein and went especially to visit the "Villa Louie." One of the hostesses asked Mrs Furst how she happened to come .so far to see it. Mrs Furst answered that a Columnist she knew had written about it and it was of such interest she wanted to see it. Thank you Mrs Furst. I am sure you found the place as lovely and interesting as I did. Acid Che lovely hills, bluffs and Mississippi river to it, and yuu have a perfect vacaton spot. * * * I wish some one would tell me what happened at W.H.O., Dea Moines. It is hard to disassociate Bill Austin from the Songfellows, but there is a new pianist. And what has become of Don Hovey? I miss the Songfellows at 6 p.m. I wish some sponsor would put them back at that hour. Why substitute mere records for live talent, and believe me the fellows have what it takes to make a wonderful quartet. * * • What is more versatile than a skein of yarn? Now comes an octopus doll. I saw one at Mrs Adrian Sterling's when Velma Hagg and I were there one afternoon recently. The skein is tied a few inches from the fold to make a head. Button eyes arc sewed in, and a mouth enbroider- ed in the proper place. The other end of the yarn is cut and divided into six or eight equal partsi braided and tied an inch or two from the end with ribbons. It's a good idea to tie the neck and braided ends with stout string, then tie the ribbons. The parts huld together better, for one of these dolls will probably take an awful beating from junior. * » * It takes a little time to adjust one's self to a new location and Mrs Carrie Haase who went to California a few months ago with her son and daughter-in- law, Mr and Mrs Gail Haase and her son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Harry Phillips, knows full well what it means to be homesick for the old home town Shierk Named N. W. New 's Organization Algona's mayor. Dr. C, C. Shierk, was elected president of the newly organized Northwest Iowa Mayor's Association, at a meeting held recently at Estherville, with 19 cities from Northwest Iowa represented. Pictured above are the newly elected officers, left to right, Keith Merrick, Sibley, vice president; Dr. Shierk, president; F. W. Ruliffson, Estherville, vice president*' and Leo Sanders, Spencer, secretary and treasurer. (Estherville Daily News fo to — UDM en/raving). and friends. However she is getting more accustomed to the place and recently had a most enjoyable day. Her eightieth birthday was observed Sunday, November 4, at Pen Park, Whittier, those in attendance being Mr and Mrs Harry Phillips, Mr and Mrs Gail Haase, Mr and Mrs Harold Berkeland, Marvin Berkeland of Fenton and Kenneth Meyer of Lotts Creek. The birth-' day cake was a beauty and a special order. The icing presented a picture of an Iowa .snow piled against a fence, a hunter and rabbit in the foreground. Rather a contrast to the weather which was very warm, 90 degrees in the shade—I'll take Iowa's little nip in the air, thank you. When I was in Texas a year ago last May I discovered they do not observe our Memorial Dayi They have one of their own, in June I believe. Now comes the news Texas has her own Thanksgiving too. It is the last Thursday in November. I thought it was determined by the president and quite often' was the last Thursday. However this year it's November 22 up here, the 29th in Texas. Or has it been the fourth Thursday and it happens this year there are five? * * • Here are a few happenings of 1924 — November, Fenton's two banks blown open and robbed of over $15,000. Ku Klux Klnn held meeting at I.O.O.F. hall, Algona. (That's one thing I didn't know ever existed here. Wonder if it was a gag.) A. J. Brown and Son won silver cup at Dairy Congress. Burt Masonic Lodge celebrated in honor of Past Masters. Algona banks discontinue opening Saturday nights. Peter Haag, prominent Whittemore farmer, died. Armistice Day program held at high school. LAKOTA NEWS Mrs Opal Wheeler spent several days last week with her daughter, Mrs W. E. Ley and on Sunday returned to Fort Dodge with another daughter, Mrs Doris Smith. Mrs Smit and Mrs Wheeler expect to go to Mrs Wheeler's home in St. Petersburg, Fla. for the winter. The Misses Emma and Lena Gulknecht and Mrs Charles Gutknecht were in Minneapolis Tuesday and Wednesday. 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