The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 27, 1956 · Page 23
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 23

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 27, 1956
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)? . f HE - WEEK — Here's one to file away in your tackle box for next summer's fishing. When you get lo your favorite crappie or aunfish hole, take along some dried shells from hard-boiled eggs. Crush into small pieces and then scatter about a handful over the water. Watch what happens. * * » . Four local lads — Dick Sjogren, Deb Hall, Howard Forsburg, and Bob lyiittag — have been taking a combination hunting and fishing trip to Canada each October, over the past few years, Atter this year's trip, they have labeled it "Operation {-Snafu." In previous years they got away about October 10th, but tnis year they were delayed by Bob Mittag's corn picking, and so did not head for Lake Of The Woods until the 23rd. After packing in to their favorite spot on remote Bobbykin Bay, they discovered the cabin they had formerly occupied was torn down. They located another shack and moved in, but then the weather turned icy cold, too frigid for fishing, so the four decided to confine their efforts to deer-hunting. At this point it started to rain —a combination of ordinary rain and icicles. Undaunted, the boys went out to roam the thick Canadian woods, getting nothing the iirst day but good soaking wet. Fortunately, with an Algona grocer in the party, they were well supplied with groceries, and they had located a supply of dry fire wood. The rains came pouring down three days, but our Algona hunters kept in there. Their Indian guide, Alex Gibbon, wasn't bothered much, and as good Indian guides go, Alex wanted the boys to get their deer. In the course of the hunting, through rain-soaked forests, on one day Dick Sjogren forgot his dips and so had to single load his automatic rifle. On another dri/.xly day, Deb Hall slipped on a moss-covered rock and found himself in 14 feet of icy cold Lake Of The Woods water. The result? Each of the four liuniers returned with their deer, and Hob Mittag rated top score with a fine eight-point buck. It's BECKER'S Sporting Goods Store Algona's "Sports Spot" Hunting licenses — Ammo — Rifles and Sholguns — Hunting Coals, Panls, Caps, Hip Bools & Waders. "Shoot The Shells That Becker Sells" Just in case you didn't know. the local cili/.ons who serve as your municipal utilities board — Al Buchanan. Pat McQuiston, Joe Bradley, Jim Palmer, and Ira Kohl—are all pretty much seasoned sportsmen. I had the privilege of attending a recent utilities board meeting, and arriving early I couldn't help but eavesdrop on their conversation •— before the meeting was called to order. J guess most all of the board have been lishin-; oi hunting uf Canada way, because they got on that subject, and then began r>.- lating experiences at the Canadian customs house at Fort Francis. Al told about his last cn'ry ovor the Canadian bonier, when he was asked his name by the Fort Francis customs officer. Upon hearin;.' the name "Buchanan", the oflicrr queried: ''Well now my name h also Buchanan, and might you yourself bo from the noble Clan of Buchanar.5 ol Gloclienmore, .Scotland, sir?" Al replied-. "Nope, I'm from the Kossuth clan of Iowa." WESTERN AUTO Store Algona Outboard Motors • Rifles — Shotguns Shells • Auto Accessories HARRY IRELAND Owner I had my own baggage unpacked bv customs at Fort Francis this p.!.••'. ..iintmer. si 1 was keen on this : torv as related by Ira Kohl. Let Ira tell il: "When we went m at. Fort Francis, the customs officer made us leave a fom-pound slab of American bacon there. 1 not a receipt for it, ami on our retiir.i stop I d'-eidcii lo .ml our bacon back. I turned in the n ei-ipt, and the man 01. ajipi ai < ,| for a .ifomtnt. .'unuiin liaeU v. nil a slab of bacon. It w.i.Mi't the .^aiue bacon package we na-.i turned in previou.^- iy. but 1 dii.lni a:-l\ i|Uc.-Ji<jns. When we yot back home we sliced and fried this bacon—AND IT WAS FAR BETTER THAN ANY B.-U-MV | ,j A VK KYFH UVHTIHC FISHIHC by CLEM ERLANDEft Remembering the terrible flash- blizzard that caught so many hunters unawares—I believe it was about 1940—I have always been interested in hearing about the old - time blizzards from "someone who was there", and I found that someone in Clark Ovton. Over past years, I have always gone over the river to the Orton Fruit Farm at apple harvest to get a basket of my favorites, Haralsons, and at the same time to enjoy conversation with Clark. This last time, Clark favored me with loan of his "manuscript", entitled A Boys Life On The Frontier, and I can assure you some of these tales, with a little professional editing, would end up in True or Outdoor Life magazine. Clark, hale and hearty in his eighties, and none the worse for wear except failing eyesight, has a touch with words. Try "Coast" For What U Ne«d! RIFLES — SHOTGUNS SHELLS OUTDOOR SUPPLIES Always at Typical "Coast" Lower Prices COAST-TO-COAST Store Ed Wolf. Owner Here's his partial account of the great Prairie blizzard of the years when he was a boy. "From all appearances, it was a beautiful day in the winter cf 1878. The &moka from stove pipes, projecting through the roofs of settlers' cabins, rose 50 feet in the air wilhoul a break. Not a cloud in the sky, and only a few degrees below freezing. The night and day bsfore fc-d been clear, but the air heavy and oppressive. The hcrses, for hours, had been daintily sniffing the air and now were impatiently pawing the ground. Cattle bunched closer to Ins stable and. voiced a lowing complaint that clearly carried through iho air. To one accustomed lo such signs, en approaching storm was clearly evident." "The wind suddenly rose— and just as suddenly died lo a whisper while it changed from , futils protest in the • •South to acquiescence in the North. Clcuds appeared, a'nd the thermometer began an immediate drop. Al that moment, the wind arose in wrath, and with such velocity that it sucked the breath from your nostrils as you rounded the leeward corner of a building. By the lime the thermometer hid reached zero, the sky had turned from cold blue to inky black, and the air was filled with driving snow particles. In a short time, not more than 30 minutes, the BLIZZARD was raging in all its primeval fury." "The snow had turned to , small particles of ice, as fine as flour, and it forced ~:3lf through the smallest openings. Even keyhc'as en the windward side of the house had to be plugged, for th° ics parii:- las shot through like bullets." If You've Got the "Outdoor Bug" SEE US FOR — • Fishing Tackle — Rods, Reels, Tackle Boxes, Etc. • Tents • Camp Cots * Sleeping Bags e Lanterns • Thermos Jugs O Blankets • You Name It Prices You Like To Pay ! DIAMOND'S SURPLUS "The Jacket Store" "Al the first approach of danger, fdihers rushed for teams and drove frantically for the school house, for well they knew the danger. Mothers rushed the stock into barns and shelters, threw them hay and fodder if time allowed, carried in an extra armful of wood or a bucket of water, and as the storm hit paced the floor praying for Ihe safe return of their husband and children." "The olde pioneers knew that one of the worst blizzards of history v/as about lo sweep the prairies, as the storm screeched and groaned around their cabins as if the millenium had at last drrived. They who were sheltered offered up a silent prayer for the safely of those in the florin, for well they knew, from Ihe suddeness with which the storm sirucK that fellow men were caught and fighting for their lives in thai awful maelstrom of ice, snow and wind." "Fathers found their children and brought them to sdfely. Six children, from one prairie school, perished while fighting to reach home and shelter. One man, who later become prominent as A banker, drove lo the absistante oi hit »*»etheafi whd liter became hi* Wile, and her remaiftinf pupils^ When the drifts of snow piled tip around them and the hSflit were (to lOftgef able Id break frack he turned them loose, upset the sleigh box arid banked it over with snow. In 191$, 1 visited with this man, who was walking on cork feet with the aid ol a cane, a result ol amputations performed oft both of his frtfien feet alter the 1878 bliziard." "1 had an uncle whose name was Westling, and his wife was Amanda Swanson. On that fatal day, her father and brother went lor a load of wood to a timbered ravine near Big Stone Lake. After leaving the ravine, they were niet With the cyclonic storm." "Abandoning the horses, as reports later showed, they tried to walk over the drifts. Whatever torture they went through, it was found when the ekies cleared and the wind went down that they left the wood-laden bobsled and headed for the river bottoms. A widespread search revealed nothing and finally the Indians said: "Wait! When the snow melts we find." And find they did — two bodies. The boy had fallen exhausted in the snow, and the father had opened his great buffalo Coat and had covered the boy with his own body, hoping that his body heat woud save the boy while he himself, froze to death. Their bodies were buried on a little knoll on the Swanson farm* and fenced with rails which the prairie fires have long since destroyed. Today their two graves are unmarked and almost forgotten." * * * SHORT SHOT — LOOKS like cold, snowy winter ahead. Dress accordingly, drive with care, and if off the beaten road, have the surety of a compass. Hands and feet once frozen arc hard to replace. Siems Hosts, Fish Fry At Whiffemore Whiilemore — Mr and Mrs Erv.'in Siems entertained friends and relatives al a fish fry at their home Friday evening. Present wore Mr and Mrs Reuben Butzkc and family, Rev. and Mrs Paul G. Weinhold, Agnes Schipportit. Mr and Mrs Martin Zimmermann, Mr and Mrs Hugo Meyer, Mr-and Mrs Walter Vauclt, Mr and Mrs Theodore Meyer and daughter Cloo. Mr and Mrs Lorcn Cade and family, Charlotte Meier and John Lcininger. Home Thanksgiving Ralph Eugene Walker and a friend, Arnie Baldwin, the latter of Cfdar Fall:-, arrived ai the home of Mr and Mrs Ralph. Walker, parents of Ralph Wednesday for their Thanksgiving vacation heio. Both are students in the Northwest school of Telegraphy in. Minneapolis. Mr and Mrs Walker and family and Mr Baldwin were; Thanksgiving Day dinner quests at the homo of Mr and Mr> Willium Hennick in Esthcrville. 35lh Anniversary Mr and Mrs Joe Nordseth were plea.-antly surprised on their 3,">th wedding anniversary Friday evening at their home, when a number of nei.uhb'irs and friends gathered to spend the evening with thorn. Tin. 1 evening was spent playing cards and a lunch was served which was brought by the guests. Mr and Mrs Nordseth were presented with gifts. Present were Mr and Mrs I.,. H. Peril, Mr and Mrs Archie Vuigt, Mr and Mis Herman Voigt, Mr and Mrs George MoyiT and Mr and Mrs Arthur Ileidonwith. Thsnksgiving Guesls Miss Marilyn SchmHin;;, student in the College of Modic il Technology in Min.ncapolis, arrived hour 1 to spend her Thanksgiving vacation hero with her parents. Mr and Mrs Hairy Srh- meling. Mr and Mrs Dean Me>vr and family of Crystal Lake, Minn, arrived Wednesday tn spend Thanksgiving Day with the Seh- MK'linq.s, parents of Mrs Meyer. The afUTnnon w,is spent at the home (jf Mr> Kate Schroeder in Fenton, mother of Mrs Harry Schmeling. Mrs J^eri McKean and family of Alguna spent Thanksgiving Day at the home ot Mis McKeanV parents, Mr and Mrs Harold Kui-rker. An Early Christmas Mr and Mrs Walter Vaudt entertained their immediate families at a joint Thanksgiving and ChriMiuit.s dinner in tl> ( ' basement of St. Paul's Lutheran church Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. As Mv and Mrs Vaudt and daughter- plan \-: spend tin.' winter in Florida, ;,nd will leave aroun,.: llie 12th of D( r< mber, that i.- the reason they erlebratcd UK? two holidavs in one, Christmas gift.-' V.'l-:''..' (. Xi i'.,',nU'''l. Present were Mr and Mrs Hh.ier Maah:-. Mr ;.nd Mrs liar- ian V.iudi. Mrs Clara Vaudt. Sr. Mrs Anna Wehr:.-pann, and Mr and Mrs Li<ren/' CJude and family, of here. Mr and Mrs Eugene Vuudl and family of Lntts Cre. k. Mr ;-md Mrs Calvin Vaudt and family o| FairviJle. Mr and Mrs John Strueeker and family o| Fenton, and Mr and Mrs Harold Behnke and faiviilv of Perry. as dinner guests at their home Thanksgiving Day Mr and Mrs Gedfgt frost and family, Mr and Mrs *Everett Sigler and family and Miss Ruth Ann Bell of Es- thtefville, Mr and Mrs Harold Kuntz of Carroll and Mr and Mrs Erwin Siems of here. Mr and Mrs Gordon Jensen entertained a number of relatives at their home Thanksgiving Day at dinner. Present were Mr and Mrs Delbert Wichtendahl and son Vernon, Mr and Mrs George Wichtendahl and daughter Em* inogene of here, Mr and Mrs Har i Ian Wichtendahl and family of Algona and Mr* and Mrs Ross Burns and family of Thor. Mr and Mrs William Roeber entertained their immediate families at a six o'clock Thanksgiving dinner Thursday evening at their home. Present were Mr and Mrs Wlbur Roeber and family, Mr and Mrs Maynard Roeber and family, Mr and Mrs Melvin Roeber and son David, Mr and Mrs Lester Baas and family, Emma Roeber and August Roeber, all of here. Mrs Chris Frische of Seward, Nebr. is visiting at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Reuben Butzke. Thanksgiving Day dinner guests at the Butzke home were Mrs Frische, Rev. and Mrs Paul G. Weinhold and Miss Agnes Schipporeit, Mr and Mrs William Meyer Sr. of here, Mr and Mrs Elmo Barber of Bode, Mr and Mrs Robert Barber and Mr and Mrs Albert Schippul and families of LuVerne and Mr and Mrs Noren Jahr and family of Mankato, Minn. Mr and Mrs Francis SpiUes entertained their 500 Club at their home Friday evening, Clement Bisenius and Mrs William Fandel Jr., winning high and William Fandel Jr, low. Mr and Mrs Frank Piekarski entertained their Pinochle Club at their home Tuesday evening. High score was won by George Fandel Sr., and Mrs Marion Hyink, second high went to Edward Farrell and Mrs Piekarski, low went to William Fandel Sr., and Mrs Nick Reding. Travel lo Mrs Leo Walters and chair prize to Nick Reding. Mr and Mrs Gerald Ollom of Algona entertained a number of relatives at a dinner and supper last week Sunday. Present were Mr and Mrs Lloyd Walker and son Gary and daughter Helen of Albert Lea, Mr and Mrs Herman Voigt, Mr and Mrs Raymond Voigt and family, Mr and Mrs Arthur Heidenwith and Dorothy Rosendahl and son Danny and daughter Kay Frances and M' and Mrs Milton Espe and sons of Whittemorc. Mr and Mrs Harold Voigt and Rosella Voigt of Algona. Mr and Mrs Arnold Baas of Jeffers, Minn, spent the weekend at the home of Mr and Mr< William Lauck. Mrs Lauck and Mr Baas are sister and brother. Mr and Mrs Arthur Heidenwith had as dinner guests Thanksgiving Day, Mrs Mathilda Meyer Supper guests were Mrs Meyer and Miss Agnes Schipporeit. Evening callers were Mr and Mrs Ellsworth Heidenwith and son Lylc and Mr and Mrs Thomas Dunphy. The evening was spent playing cards. Mrs Dora Faulstich went to Algona Thursday morning where she accompanied Mr and Mrs Chris Wallukait of Algona, to Humboldt. where they wore Thanksgiving Day dinner guests at the homi of Mr and Mrs Duane Wallukait in Humboldt. Mrs Wallukait is a daughter of Mrs Faulstich, and liii:»ie is the son of Chris Wallu- kait's. Mr and Mrs Eugene Maahs and f-.'milv of Decorah spent their Thanksgiving weekend here with their respective parents, Mr and Mrs Edward Maahs and Mr and Mrs Louis Grcinert. Carol Zumach. student in tin A.I.B. college in Des Moines spent her Thanksgiving vacation her*, with her parents, Mr and Mrs Herbert Mr and Mrs Charles Schult/. Mr and Mrs James Sehult/. oi here and Mr and Mrs Leonard Meyer and sons of Rodman visited at the home of Mrs Ruth Schult/. and Mr and Mrs Normal. Schult/ Thursday evening. Vic Perkins and Mrs Leonard Ribort took two car loads of Den No. 2 Cub Scouts to Mason City. Friday afternoon. Tho Cubs and their sponsors were on a television program. Mr i nd Mrs lid win Schumachei and daughter of Algona, Mr am' Mrs Schumai'iu-r of Fenton and Mr and Mrs Harold Srlui- niael'i r of In re wore Thanksgiving Day dinner guests at tin home of Mr and Mrs Frank Schumacher. Brenda Gade, student in Con- fordia Teachers College Jit Sew ard, Neb. and daughter of Mr diia Mrs Lorc-nz Gadc spent hei Thanksgiving vacation here with her parents. L. S. BOHANNON Im my tenant stumbles on a loose slair pad, or the meter reader bangs his head on a low pipe, is it true thai I, the landlord, may be held liable for damages? Is there liability insurance to give landlords protection from such claims? For the answers to your insurance questions, feel free to call me at the Bohannon Insurance Agency, Phone 103. St. Joe 4-H Club Mokes Gifts For Orphanage ST. JOE—The regular meeting of the Riverdale Rustlers Unit 1 4-H Club was held on Saturday, Nov. 17, in St. Joseph's Hall. Each member answered roll call by presenting a homemade gift to be given to an orphange. Programs for the coming year were given out. Barbara Tliul and Alice Bormann gave a talk on seams and seam finishes. Ruth Ann Klein and Judy Bormann gave a talk on reading labels. A demonstration on making a sewing box was given by Judy Wagner and Carol Erpelding. Cathy Hilbert, Alice Ulg, Karen Zeimet and Connie Sinnwell gave a gift wrapping demonstration. A delicious lunch was served by Dianno Altman, Alice Sue Bormann and Phyliss Thilges. Prizes were awarded to Carol Erpelding and Karen Wingert. Riverdale Rustlers Unit 2 4-H held its regluar monthly meeting on Nov. 17 in the St. Joseph's School Hall. For roll call everyone brought a gift suitable for an orphange. The club decided to sell chances on a blanket, a bride doll and a toy dog which will be given away at the Christmas party Plans were also made for the Christmas party. Club librarian, Jean Reding passed out literature on this years project. Demonstrations were given by the following: Kathy Hilbert and Alice Illg on "Gift Wrapping", and Barbara Thul and Alice Bormann on Seams. The Hostesses were Dianna Altman, Phyllis Thilges and Alice Bormann. Union Girls 4-H The regular meeting of the Union Girl's 4-H Club was held Novc'inber 12 at the home of Jeanette B.juutrorn. All mothers were invited to this meeting. Names were drawn lor a Christmas gift exchange. Grace McKim was elected club librarian. Susan Nitchals and Marjone IMI dren gave talks and Madonna Erpelding gave a demonstration. Mary Ilia Erpelding led group recreation. Algeria 4*H Club The November meeting of the Algona 4-H club was held at the home of Wayne and Kenneth Afndorfer. A talk was given by irvin ivitner on wnat 10 hejecc iui a 4-H project. Record books and premium money was handed out. 13 COLORS 13 RUSCO WINDOWS SALVANIZED STEEL SELF- StORING COMBINATION gives fou more convenience and comfort than any other combinaiiof window I ' RUSCO DOOH HOODS AND WINDOW CANOPIES add greatly to the beauty of your home ! Charles Miller RUSCO SALES Phone 741-W after 6 p.m. Display at 116 So. Dodge. Algona Chid® We're booking Hy-Line chick orders for the next hatching season. Order now. You can still get your favorite hatch date. Don't delay. Be sure you get the extra profits Hy-Lines offer. FOR YOUR HY-LINE® CHICKS SEE or CAU ROBINSON PRODUCE WESLEY ALGONA fuMday, November 27, 1956 Algflna (la.) Upper B« Melfti§*>7 IP IT'S NEWS — WE WANT If (TDM Classified* Pay Dividend* on the Milwaukee? Traveling or shipping, you get the best of everything on the progressive Milwaukee Road. Look at this line-up of new things. Ten Western "CITIES" Streamliners using The Milwaukee Road between Chicago and Omaha added to the fleet of Super Dome HIAWATHAS. 100% diesel and electric power. Three "push-button" yards at strategic locations—the newest near St. Paul-Minneapolis. Over 1,100 miles of centralized traffic control. Modern communications including voice and printer circuits, end- to-end train radio and walkie-talkies. A constantly growing freight car fleet including many special types to meet today's industrial needs. • TRAVEL AND SHIP VIA Your nearest Milwaukee Road agent is at your service. Headquarters: Union Station Chicago 6, III. 556 S ., urpasses its wn You're looking at a mighty surprised man. Almost all of his adult life he has owned ami driven Cadillac cars. And so, when he decided to take an hour out from his busy schedule (o see and drive the new 19,">7 Cadillac, lie thought he knew about what to expect. Well, here he is — barely under way in the city — and already he is learning the startling truth. He is learning that nallnnif could adequately prepare a man for the new "car of cars" — not even Cadillac ownership itself! lie suspected it, in iacl, the instant he stepped into the showroom and caught his first glimpse of this newest Cadillac 1 creation. This was an entirely new kind ol Cadillac beauty — brilliantly ircsh in line and in contour. And then he opened the door and swung into , 1C? u. j.. T reat Jiveputation I the driver's scat—and found added evidence all around him. On every side \vere new miracles of interior beauty and comfort anil convenience. And when he turned the key and put his foot on the accelerator, his sentiment grew to conviction. The car was incredibly nimble and quiet and smooth of ride. Surprised, did we say? Just wait until he hits the open highway and receives the final verdict. No question about it— this /.r lit? Cadillac lliat literally .rtirpa ?'(•<• it-r cuvi great reputation! We suggest that you come in soon to see and drive this most surprising new Cadillac in fifty- four years. It's an experience you shouldn't postpone—and one you'll not soon forget. Ernie Williams Pontiac-Cadillac 111 W. State Street, Algona Phone 1958

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