The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 25, 1956 · Page 22
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 22

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 25, 1956
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2-Algdna (fa.) Upper Dit Mdiftfei Tuesday, December 25, 1956 HVNTIH6 6- US H ING by CLEM ERLANDER MERRY CHRISTMAS * « * T1P-OF-THE- WEEK — I thought 1 had a real hot tip in my last column regarding the throwing of dried shells froiti hard-boiled eggs over a crappie hole, to attract the fish, but a local sportsman catches me off base. Frank Vera accosted me on the street and said: "Where have you been? Those egg-shells ere old stuff. You can get better results with a half- pound of Cottage Cheese!" What in the world is happening to Fishing? How can a man carry hard-boiled eggs, cottage cheese, worms, minnows, frogs, plugs, flies, and a rind or two of ripe tomato — and get it all in one boat? Here's my real TIP-OF- THE-WEEKi To pick ducks or geese, get a kettle full of boiling water, then add a cup of your wife's soap detergent Vel, Mel, Hei; Rinso, Kinso, or others) and dip birds in. They then pluck easily. i Compare the city dump at present with those exciting days. My family moved to a new house, the first of the month, and of course on their moving weekend I had occasion to dispose of old magazines, saved boxes, fruit jars, etc., by making repealed visits to the dump. I couldn't help contrast today's peaceful "dump atmosphere" with the good old rip- roaring days when the bullets flew. I recorded some of the conversation overhep.rd on these visit? at the dump, and here is how it ran: "Hi, Rex! Swell day. isn't it?" "Sure 'is! Brother, looks like the whole town's coming down, eh?" ''Yeah, sure crowded. I couldn't even get a fire to put my stuff on. Wonder vvhere it all comes from." "Say, isn't that Everett over there? He ought to take h;s trans- ( mission out of "drive" — and what's that he's dumping? A rocker?" ''Yeah, probably an old wedding present. Hi, Gen.eM Sure, I got a cigarette. What brings you down here? Oh ... 1 sec ... garbage," I've had the above picture ever since I took it up at Lake Of The Woods, but I've, held back, on printing it until I thought it would really ."send" fishermen. No better time than now to let you have it. The picture is a photo -of a Lake. Of The Woods "friend" — from the seeond or third cabin over — who as 1 now recall was irom Waukegan. He is holding the result of what was actually his first experience at muskie fishing, a 38 : pounder. The tackle I used last-summer would not handle a ihh of this caliber, but I can assure you that 1957 will see me equipped to grapple with these deep-water giants. It's BECKER'S Sporting Goods Store , Algona's "Sports Spot" Hunting licenses —• Ammo — Rifles and Shotguns — Hunting Coats, Pants, Caps, Hip Boots fe Waders. "Shoot The Shells That Becker Sells" One form of local sport thai appears to have fallen off in tlu- past your or two is Rat-Shooting 1 caw remember back whv-n many local shooters—.including the City Police—went down to the city dump to test their shooting eyes. Those \vfcrf the "good old clays", the (iuys when at every eventide ut the city dump a casual tor bringing his garbage would hear the crack of thirty-eights snd 22's as man and rat joined battle. Then a program, arranged between the Algona Junior Chamber of Commerce find d-Con, of Chicago, went at the problem. I remember this work, and as I recall a fellow by the name of Bob Marcy, daughter brought homo a dead rat in her arms one day, led the way Trap.s were set, people sal bark and watched. ;:nd lo, and bihojd! the rats begun tu go as ji' loci by lhe Hiffl Piper. However, it's true that a fine sport of long standing also b- 1 - i-ame extinct. In the "good old days", it y. r ir.< common to judgu ;t man's shooting by how he- s!v>t :. rat c.t the Al^oini city dump. J can recall ihut ronje shooters-mainly policemen —- -.ould draw from the hip and knock a {j<iud- sizod r«t o.'t' a 4'j-uunct' to:n-itf (•»n a* 30 poet's, in'- lishtfd oniy by the llfimrs o! burning refuse. WE5TIRN AUTO * Outboard Motors f Rifles — Shotguns Shells * Auto Accessories HARRY cuns Ammunition Try "Coast" For What U Meed! RIFLES — SHOTGUNS SHELLS OUTDOOR SUPPLIES Always at Typical "Coast" Lower Prices COAST-TO-COAST Store Ed WoK, Owner "Well, fellas, I gotta be running on. Told the wii'o I was going to the dump, and then corn- ins right home, you know. Heh. hen. Say, there's Wendell coming in! .By the looks of his trunk he's really packing tin: garbage!" ; •vScVjit goes — the "good olo i! ays, 1 ', when Yuen fought -rats wre forever! i Awhile back; I saw a fr&mcd hit pf • verse on the wall of a friend's hpuse, written by a Mr. Reuben Anderson, Minncapolit plumbing'^ contractor who, 1 understand, is so eminently suc- •cesstul- *th;it -he writes poetry while the pipes, lavatories, toilets. etc., lul«9 ,carc of themselves, Reiib Anderson's verse is fairly good — and it carries a "message." It might bL> :\ good thinu fgr you ladies to cut out, and tic on that fishing rod, shotgun, baseball mitt, or outboard motor you'. giving Hubby for- Christmas. Here follows Reub's poem: THE LOW GREEN TENT Every man's a would — be sportsman, in the dreams of 14s intent, ,A potential- out-of-doors man. when his thoughts aro pleasure bent; But he mostly puts, the idea off, for things (?) that must be done, And he doesn't gst his outings, till his outing deys ar& g.cne; So in hurry, scurry, worry, work, his living days era spent, And 'he does his final "camping" in a "low green lent," He wculd liks ic grow up with kiddies — make their sports a part of him, Take them out wi}h him on his outings, bo their "pal" with zest and vim; But ihs whirl of business caught him — La must make them each a "pila", And the days they would have loved, with him, were vanished, after while; So thq only trip on which both dad and kiddies went Was when they fcllcwed dsddy to the "low green lent." Oh, he loved "the open spaces", in the ligh-l of his desires, And a bal.-.nce — v/orlt and pleesure — v/ould havtf prolonged life's fir^s. And his fflrniJy lifs Ihs clcssr, and his friends tha real ones. too. Would have been rewards bayonci ccrnpaif. end this he also know: But ihc fatal old "Msnena", Ihff "Jomorraw 1 * came — and went; So he finally losk his outing jn tha "lov/ green ienl." . If You've Goi the "Outdoor Bug" SEE US FOR — e fishing Tackle — Rods, Reels, Tackle Soxes, Etc. • Ten$s • Camp Cots • Sleeping £99$ 9 Lanterns f Thermo; Jugs • Blankets * You Name It Prices You Lsk« To Pay i DIAMOND'S 5MRPIUS hftbby, ffdm the foil for whteh you slave, And this "business cannot spare y6u", arid "the work is up 16," t*U But the world will have to *pariB you, nfrhen y o u T e "done", and "shot" and "thru". And you'll last so much the langef — if soma days, are pleasure—benl: You'll be putting off that "camping" in the "low green tent." Seneca Sparkler 4-H Club Has Christmas Party Seneca — The Seneca Sparklers 4-H Club held their Christmas meeting at the home of their leader, Mrs Martin Wilberg, Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 12. The program consisted of a talk on accessories by Susan Sullivan and a demonstration on hemming a gathered skirt by Alyce Petcrsen. The group then sang Christmas carols and enjoyed a Christmas gift exchange.' The guest mothers included Mrs Verle Smith and Mrs Alfred Petersen. Alyce Petersen is club.reporter. Home From Hospital Mrs Charles • Beaver, who has been a patient at the Holy Family' -Hospital at: Esthe'rville this past weeK,.'suffering with a back ailhient, was brought home Saturday. She is confined to her bed for the time being. Marlys Bratfud is helping-with household duties. • . . John Rugcr has been a patient at- the -Holy Family hospital at Estherville "this past week. Mr Ruger submitted to .surgery early in the week and is recuperating .satisfactorily. . Miss Jean England and her roommate Connie Drumm of Maquoketa, lown, both of whom ,are employed at > Bankers Life, DOS Moines, spent the weekend at the Lyle England home. Roger Linde of Swea City Was host to the North Kossuth 4-H leader?, thHr husbands nn<( wives at a Smnrgar-bord al Fairmont last Thursday evening. Sencc«ns enjoying tht; i-ourtosy wc-rn Mr and Mrs Harold Gronhovd, Mr and Mrs Martin Wilberg, Mr and Mrs Earl Crouch. Mr and Mrs Caleb Hartshorn and Mr and Mrs Elmer Hunisch. Golden Wedding, Dec. 28, S-City, For Thorsesons Swca City — Mr and Mrs O. L. Thort'.son will observe their goi den wedding anniversary on Wednesday. Dec. 2(5. No lorma! invitations will be sent, and all relatives, friends and neighbor^ are invited. A daughter, LoreiU' Elsie, w;v, born early Monday morning to the Rev. and Mrs Everett Beal al an Estherville hospital. The babv weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces. The couple have out other child, a son Larry. 2 year old. Several from Swea City plan to attend the Rose Bowl game at Pasadena, to see the SUI play Oregon State. Mr and Mrs Roger Linde will leave December 27 and return Jan. 5. They will fly from Minneapolis' and white in California, will visit the P. J. lleikens, Avnie lloveys and Oscar Pehv- sons. Mi 4 and Mrs Harold Opsal will leave by train Dec. 26, to | return-Jan. 5. They will visit her parents, Mr and Mrs H. T. Wol- tlers while there. Titonkans Plan Rote Bowl Trip Titpnks-*-Among the Tilonka people who will attend the Rose Bowl football game in California will be Mr and Mrs Carl F. Cai- !ier. and daughter Darlene who will Ic'ave Sunday, December 2?.. While in California they will visit Gol. and Mrs' L. B. Hanson ;it Santa Barbara and Mr and Mrs Lee Duvis of Bowney. Calif. Mr<= Hanson and Carl are brother and sisters and Mrs Davis is the former Lois Hoifner, a former resident of Titonka. Kay Truesdell, daughter of Supt. find Mrs Wayne 1 J . I'ruesdell will leave for California with her roommate and parents. Kny is a seViiqr student al tlic State University cf Iowa. No parliculni destination is known in advance except the Rose Bowl game. 4*H Xma* Party A Christmas party was held by the Algona 4-H club at the Farm Bureau office, Dec. 11. The Irvington Ideal girls were guests, and- a recreation pi-ogram was conducted by Dennis Schoby, Don Frochlich and Wayne •Arndorfer. A gift exchange and lunch followed. POSTER When an old mill was wrecked near Ogden recently, workmen uncovered an old Ringlinfe Brothers circus poster. The huge poster, occuping one side of the building, x had been there since 1914. TO OUR FRIENDS MERRY STRAYER & O'BRIEN WE EXTEND TO YOU AND YOURS OUR VERY BEST WISHES FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR ! Control of the Medileranean Sea during World War II wah considered necessary to victory by the -Western powers. :^:K*:3.»^& e»*«?#-j»*^.*^<*^«?-« ^ We sing out our wish for yog — Merry Christmosl ALGONA BARBER SHOP < KmMiiii^iiP^fis^i^ Officers and Directors Home FecbraS Savings £ Loan Association Savings & Investment Accounts Homo Loans All. Accounts Insured Up To $10,000.00 ^.fc^$&.;^ ~. f '-i t-s^-Zr i —i.^# • ' ^ ^ ^ ^r^^rS^-^" •f. ' ^ The age-old story takes new meaning each year as again we wish all our friends and customers: A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS HAWKEYE LANES «si St-ja t&ts&is ?ws*;35JSc«>te»*i3 Owner So perhaps fvu"'" 1 ' "l^arr vhich yen CIT To putsue you Ihink you j U,•: I'M. yrur At Christmas and In The New Year To Come .1 * v* *« ^ THE STAFF OF DODGE - PLYMOUTH ALGONA, IOWA

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