The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 25, 1956 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 25, 1956
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* 11 It's lime to say Merry Christ* mas to my readers. -I love doing this -and it woud be wondcrul if I could do it. in person. But time and space* interfere and the general Christmas rush and a lost, address list prevented my sending cards and letters to everybody I really meant to. So lest Santa's visit find me without. having sent my very best wishes, I'm going to greet you through In if. column. * * * I'm onlistihg Sanla's reindeer io carry my greetings to the readers in far flung- places. Rudolph's fed nose will point north to Minnc-; sota and we'll stop at Rush City to wish a Merry Christmas to Mrs Delbert Rike, and' at Fairmont at Florence Fisher's. Then we'll head east. At Coraopolis, Prnn. we'll greet Erwin Speer, former P.O.W. here, now a U. S. citizen and his wie, Helga. 'At ncnrby Pittsburgh we'll help John and Elaine Bishop fill the .-.lucking for little Ellen. After we say Happy Holidays to the Max Richardsons in New Jersey we'll go to Missouri so that Alice Ziegler Gaincs can "rhow me" it her" children are as rtt-lightful as they look on their picture and we'll say a qujck Hello to Mrs Wade Ball. In Arkansas, we'll greet. Fran end .Bob Nealey and M.'ixine Bickers and her .hubby and boys. We'll stop in Kansas at ' tho Alfrcd Dinkei's— she ia jormor Fornncc Dohnert. the Liks c lot of Icxvsns, our roin- rlrcr will bo heading for California this Yuletide and they'll nod their antlers «-;(. Lucilo Cror.o Anc'.ory.c-n and thank htv for the .'ovcl.v h'-rb recipe bonk she son) me. Wu'll pnus: 1 over the home of'th? \V. F. Clow's, (Gertrude- Long) in San Jose to see how 'hc-v're coming with the remodel- ing of the colonial (house they ju-.t purchased. In Santa Monica, well jingl'e a sleigh bell at Helen and Ray Cobb and Sharon Burdick. We'll stay over New Years in California. 'If anybody can get tickets to that Rose Bowi game it should be Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen. i * * * Maty is always a grand old name and at Christmas time it if especially appropriate. So, it's a Mary Christmas to Mary Bartlett, Mary Corrino Smith, Mary Frances Lytle, Mary Gutter, Mafy Ann Jergenson, my own Mary Ann Mary Kay Barry, Mary Margarel Cowan and to Sister Mary Ethelreda out at St. Ann hospital. Ruth is also a fine old Biblical name and there arc so many nice gal? by that name that I want to 'greet at Christmas. There's our Meyer's lady. Ruth Shierk' and the tw.o Ruth Sigsbees. my sister and cousins-in-law, Mesdarnes Bob and Gordon. There's Ruth McViy. enjoying a well-earned vacation from her kindergarten cherubs and Ruth Messenger Stillwell, my former teacher. There's "Ruth Robinson and Aunt Ruth Ann Bcardslcy and Ruth Schmiel Bre-. reton whose address I still haven't found to send her a Christmas card. I'm wishing a Silent Night lo all the teachers as a partial reward for keeping our atomic- powered little angels under control all year and for their highly successful efforts in producing Christmas programs. A sprig of holly to'the cops, the sheriff and the highway patrolmen, with the hope that all uur contacts will be on u friendly basis—never in the lino of their professional duties. To the mail men. Hank, Bill and Ken, whoso overburdened sacks arc providing mo with welcome changes ffofn the usual bills and i flection slip's", and to tb* fire- metl who sleep with one ear open so that our Christmas treasures don't go to blazes—God Rest Yr ; Merry, Gentlemen! * #• * A sackful of peppermints sticks •the red, white and blue ones to Kim Deal, the lormer Korean boy oh his first American Christ- rnas and a {seal of bells for the Deals, mother and son, whose year-round!, true spirit, of Christmas opene* their hearts and home to him. And congratulations to all of us Algonans who can now enjoy hearing this talented young man sing. * * * A kiss under Ihe mistletoe, figuratively speaking, tor all of you men who have told me, at one time or another, that you read this column regularly or occasionally. There's Bud Robinson, EmiJ Lovstad, 1 Th'so Chris chjiles, O. B. Laing and I tmnk I can include, Glenn Oabrrelson for his wife wrote, "We all enjoy your cofumn—even Father!" There's Ed Skirling, Dick Phillips, Bob McCullough, Mike Stotiel, Tom Sawyer, tf. P. Kicharaso;-i Joe Skow, Al Sage, Harold Martinek, Curly Pratt, the Doctors Shierk and Bourne, and in the: line of duty, Russ Waller, Don hffiith and Ciem Erlander. Don't you guys let your wife kid you about reading stuff designed for women. It wouldn't be a woman's world without men in it, and the author of Woman's Wor.ld is flattered no end if you like it. * * * A gleam from Ihe Christmas star to the members of my Brownie troop to match the gleam in their eyes at their enchanting a~ge of seven. No Christmas goodies for these kids for they are sweet enough already and, like fruitcake, also full of nuts and ginger. A big red apple for my co-leader, Vaunita Rentz for her faithful help and chauffering service and a pop-corn ball for her son, Waynie, our unofficial mascot. He behaves quite well at meetings considering that, as Waynie puts it, ''After all, most people is this many years old. (.4 lingers) I'm only this many, (o fingers)" * * * A big ribbon—a typewriter ribbon — to Helen Brunson of Clawson, Mich.; Fran O'Brien, Whittcmore; Evelyn Cady; Mar- Xmos P/ons L/pse// «Sr^ i TIDINGS OF C R E A T J 0 Y JSIay true hsppincs* be youts at ^ Christmastime. (fa.) Upper 6ft» Mafn**-7 fuwdey, Dfettmbtr JS, 1956 Wesley Sale Announced Wesley — John Hauptman recently sold his new quonset garage at the cast end of town and part, of his equipment to Maynard Sw;\nson. who will take possession about Jan. 2. Hauptman has been operating the XVeslcy Auto Co. the past 7 yrs. and before that had been in it with his father, Lou Itauplman for 38 years and cart of tbo time j with his brothers, Francis and j the late George Hauptman. Ho had built the nsw building last ye?r. Maynard. son of Mr rnd Mr. Henry Swanson. has been employed as a mechanic in Minnea polis. Chinese peasants believe thty can tell the no-)n hour by lookim into a cat's eyes. Even en a cloud c.-". dsy, pupils of a cat's eye- b. come z slit when t!u-. sun is eii i rr-ctlv overhead. Lerry Bowman The Christmas sc?ason brought a sudden reversal of plans for the Earl Bowman family of Algona. Their son, Lafry, pictured here, ha'd been given a holiday leave from the Navy to bo home, but a sudden shift in plans now finds him on his way to the Panama Canal zone. He is on the USS Navarre, a Navy tanker The Bowman's daughter, Barbara, also received a disappointment. Her husbnd, Don Craig, also in service, is in Cuba and unable to be back for the holidays. garet Durant; Shirley Snydcr and Marie Jo Niendorf, who is Sandra Ames of Van Meter — all victims of the writting bug. Once this thing has caught you, there really isn't much hope for you and come what may you keep tappingi things out. But, it seems iu me. writers arc all exceptionally met people. • » » A big plum pudding for all ol you who have phoneci or written words of cncouragment or congratulations. This includes Betty iitillman, Georgia Thavcs, Barbara Haggard, Pat Voylcs, Lent a Gcigcl, Esther Smith, Mrs Andy Elbert, Irene Chrischillcs, Tedo Borne, Ethel Barker, MIT Raymond Lovstad, Leonora Beat and Beth Annis. A box of bon bons to Coris Krescnsky for hei project as a one o'clock biblical scholar and a Christmas cookie to K-ithorine Arnciorier tor cui- ting up and cleaning those fint stewing hens she brought me. Hutchison, Betty Johnson, Gadys visiting and a wassail bowl to John M. Henry of the Des Moines Register and to Jack Shelly and Rod GeJatt of WHO for quoting from this column over the radio. It's such a thrill to have your brain children aired and they've all been so nice about passing on to me, the comments from their listeners. Yuleiide * * Blessings lo Lizzis Post, Eciythe Brundagc, Antoinette Bonnstetter, Ferguson, Irma Loo. Deim, Nelda Finn and. all you other warmhearted people for habitually doing such ni'ce things for others. A jingle of sleigh bills for Mrs J. O. Paxson, Mrs Kate Annis and Mrs Agnes Laidley for keeping a merry heart and a sparkling eye in spite of the advancing years. * * » To those of you with Icvsd ones who am ill tin's Yulclide and to those of you whose grief is still fresh, to wish you the gayety of the season would be most inappropriate. But the bier-sod hope that came about, when the Babr; was born at Bethlehem is for all of us and most especially for you. May you have it in full measure. * * * Now, I know that my face is going to be as red as Rudolph's nose when I realize all the iiru. friends I've forgotten to mention in these Christmas greetings Honest,, I didn't do it intentionally for the spirit of good will that envelopes the whole earth at this time of year has really got me .And for all of you I wish the best of everything— health, wealth, joy, peace and a full stocking on Christmas morning. Merry Christmas! —GRACE. Nippy F@9bwsgig Snow Old inp.r. weather didn't favor us with too much on the good side during the week, with i. snow storm and plenty of below zero r'H'.din-js thrown in for good measure. Low for the week was a -IS mark Thursday, but it got down to 7 below the day before, ;• reading that followed a 4 inch dnv/nfull of snow. Da Jo Hi Dec. 10 45 Dec. 11 _ Id bowl of poincciias to Jim r Ck fe\¥ Egli, Algona's Engineer' of Sub- tei;mnrnn Waterway;, ior bringing me- the surplus tomatr,«.-s, Don Kajewskia garden while his wife was away 7:^ And A Very Happy New Year anagement, Staff and Employees of Corp, Algona, Iowa Dec. 12 15 ( pec. 13 17 Dec. M -.--22 Dec. If) 20 33 T.. 17 15 -7 -15 I)- 1C Persona in this area shivered again Sunday and Monday night? when tht* readings again dropped lx-low zero. you And All Good Wishes For The New Year Of 1957 * * • SCHULTZ Algona, Iowa HOIIDAY! R SERVICE TO OUR FRIENDS s very Merry:Cbristmttl ER- PLANT ajto>!$i»)^.^j^ ; Here's a melody of good wishes for all our friends that sings out: MERRY CHRISTMAS, everyone! PETER'S TEXACO STATION S. Phillips St. HOME OFFICES ALGONA, IA. Season's greetings and all good wishes for the New Year from ihe officers, directors, and staff of - DWJMSB'feMUTUAl INSURANCE COMPANY OF IOWA EUGENE MUHTAGH, PRESIDENT

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