The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 15, 1966 · Page 11
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Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, February 15, 1966 Silver Wedding Honors S At Whittemore, Feb. 19 \ National Beauty Mr. and Mrs. Jim Besch, pictured above, are being honored on their 25th wedding anniversary by their children at an open house in St. Michael's Hall, at Whittemore, Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p t m. Relatives and friends of the Whittemore couple are cordially invited. The couple have four children - Mrs. David (Betty) Kollasch of Whittemore, Robert of Sioux City, Beverly of Owatonna, and Mary Ellen at home. Old Time Bean Suppers Gave Orators A Chance BY H. D. HUTCHINS The suggestion recently made by some members of the Kossuth County Historical Society that we resume bean suppers again, to which the whole Kossuth community will be welcome, recalls vividly the days of the famous bean suppers in Algona 60 years ago, when both the pioneers of our county and Veterans of the Civil War were among us in great and influential numbers, and community spirit and National patriotism were very high. Those were the days when people depended mostly on their own abilities for educational development or entertainment and all people were caused to grow stronger characters than tends to occur nowadays, when so much time is spent in looking at movies and television pictures which feature crimes and mysteries. Life was very real and earnest in those days. All the more, it seemed then, did folks and neighbors enjoy the eagerly patronized "get to- gethers" of the community bean suppers, where the most delicious foods, raised here and prepared by the finest cooks of the school of experience, were available to all, Beans, to be sure mingled with Nature's finest "pork" and sorghum molasses, were a main feature; but the other viands of cake and pies, sauces and pickles were "out of this world," No wonder the spirit of friendship ran high and the eloquence of orators from near and far was never excelled. Memorable was the occasion of the bean supper held amid G. A. R. Veterans and pioneers in the old "Wigwam" located on the site west of the present movie theatre. Senator Albert B. Cummins was the main speaker and star attraction. How his voice throbbed with well- nigh uncontrollable emotion. Not only statesmen, but many other speakers of note we re given opportunity to voice their eloquence and diffuse words of information and wisdom at the famous old-time bean suppers. If it will be practicable to begin a new series of suppers patterned after them, it seems as if they might become a very influential factor of education and inspiration in the Kossuth community and a real power in promoting its general understanding and unification. Our modern times are filled with uncertainties and prospects of future dangers; and we may well cultivate actively the principle, "In Union there is strength," The Kossuth Historical Society will hold a Washington Birthday Bean Supper at the VFW hall here, Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 7:30 p. m. The menu will contain all of the items featured in the "good old days." Cars approaching a stopped school bus with its stop sign extended shall stop to allow loading and unloading children safely. FEBRUARY 13 - 19 VISIT THE BEAUTY SALON OF YOUR CHOICE Every woman wants to look her beautiful best, and National Beauty Salon Week is a wonderful time to start. Visit the Beauty Salon of your choke. Call now for an appointment. All of these shops are experienced and qualified in training, experience and a true desire to serve you. THESE BEAUTICIANS INVITE YOU Algona Beauty Salon IRENE WALDRON, OWNER ANN BAAS, IRENE BUSCHERFELD. OPERATORS 110 NO. MOORE Modernistic Beauty Shoppe "Service, Style and Friendliness" 295-7190 501 So. Dodge St. ALGONA 295-5492 Star Beauty Shop 9 E. State Alice Wilklni, Owner ALGONA 295.3121 Fran's Beautyrama "Complete Beauty Care" 404 So. Phillips ALGONA 295-3439 Vuanita's Beauty Shop 402 W. State "For A Lovelier You I" ALGONA 2954293 Veronica's Beauty Shop 'Your Business Is Appreciated" 8W N. Dodge ALOONA 295-2163 Twin-Co. Beauty Salon "We Enjoy Serving You" 708 No. Phillips St. ALGONA 295-3676 Lael's Beauty Shop "We Invite You To Visit Fenton" FENTON, IOWA FENTON 99 Ginger's Beauty Salon VIRGINIA KREBSBACH, Owner 701 E. Oek ALOONA 295-2206 i IA 295-lttt |

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