The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 17, 1966 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 17, 1966
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Thurtday, Mjruery If, 1966 Algftna, (lo.) Upp«r 0«* Molnw-ll ONE OF THE CHIEF DUTIES of a columnist, according to prevalent opinion, Is to collect and print the gossip, I'm handicapped a bit In this department for by the time the Algona gossip filters down here to me, It's either history or has been proved untrue in the first place. The Sarasota gossip 1 pick up concerns mainly people few of you know, However, a real gossip considers these factors merely detours, not insurmountable roadblocks, so I've collected quite a few juicy tidbits about a guy you all know, We're celebrating his birthday this month, His name is George Washington, - o LIKE MOST GOSSIPS, I ALWAYS start my Information with the statement that I don't like to say anything about a person, unless I can say something good, This is one of the many things that are good about George: He was a gentleman in the finest sense of the word. He was born to the landowner class at a time when that was considered practically the only aristocracy, Yet the principles he Insisted upon in setting up our government were designed to give the ordinary person far more of a break than In any previous nation. - o- BUT - DID YOU KNOW THAT GEORGE never got along very well with his mother ? In her lifetime, Mary Washington Implied that her famous son, the wealthy owner of Mount Vernon and the father of his country, had neglected her I She asked the Virginia legislature for a pension, as though she was not being cared for by George, and this grieved and angered him, He wrote her in protest: "I am viewed as a delinquent and considered by the . world to be an unjust and undutiful son." - o- ONE OF WASHINGTON'S BIOGRAPHERS, DouglasSouthall Freeman, wrote: "He supplied her with what she asked, if he possibly could do so, and he tried always to show patience toward her, but he did not wish to be with her and he seldom gave her his confidence, if ever," George wrote his mother he did not think it would work out for her to live with him at Mount Vernon. He said that if she did she would always have to be dressed for company, or appear in dishabille, or remain in her room - none of which would be satisfactory. Dr. Freeman added: "She never elicited the warm love a man usually has for his mother., She had seemed to him grasping, unreasonable in her demands and untidy in her person." - o- I WOULDN'T WANT YOU TO SAY it came from me, but did you hear about the big stag party George threw? It was in 1783 to celebrate his army's victory. Held it at Fraunces' Tavern in New York and all the brass was there - his general staff and regimental commanders. Afterward the proprietor billed the American Congress 45 pounds for the dinner, itemizing expenses as 6 1/2 dozen bottles Madeira, 2 1/2 dozen bottles Port, 66 orders Sangaree, 12 orders of Madeira and bitters, 8 broken lights, 16 broken wine glasses and 6 broken decanters I Such goings on I - o- HOWEVER, GEORGE WASN'T MUCH of a rounder himself. The best;imported wines available.,a]Lways were; his ' table, but George drank no more than one glass himself. He also ate sparingly - sampling only one or two of the many sumptuous dishes served. This could be because he had such bad teeth. He wasn't much of a gourmet but he enjoyed convivial company and his dinners, they say, always were served In quiet, good taste, - o- WASHINGTON WAS THE ONLY president who never lived In the White House. After he was elected president in the spring of 1789, he bought a house on cherry street in New York, temporary capital of the United States. At 4 o'clock every afternoon while he lived there, Washington entertained members of Congress and leaders in the fight for independence at dinner. George was a real stickler for punctuality. They say he was apt to tell guests who straggled in late, "Gentlemen, I have a cook who never asks whether the company has come but whether the hour has come." Always dressed in black, with his hair powdered and an elegant dress sword at his side, the President asked the blessing at the table. - o- . THERE'S LOTS OF GOSSIP about foods prepared in Washington's day. It may be just a rumor, but George is supposed to have originated the famous Pepper Pot soup. During the seige of Valley Forge, Washington wanted to boost the sagging morale of his threadbare, cold, tired and hungry soldiers so he asked his cook to create a great dish for the men. The cook had only some scraps, tripe donated by a local butcher and a few peppercorns In the kitchen. Nevertheless, this Pennsylvania Dutchman went to work and produced a caldron of soup so fragrant and delicious that the men were soon in high spirits - crying "Bring on the Red Coats I" - o- NOW THAT I'VE TOLD YOU the latest on George, I do have a couple of things to tell you about Kossuth people, Leg and Arlene Kenyon are in town and I had lunch and a good visit with them .today. They, and Geneva and Bill Hilton, who are also here, are going on a cruise to the Bahamas over the weekend. The other night I had a chat with two of the UDM's newer subscribers, Helen and Stan Kaegle, Stan was just back from one of his flying trips to Minneapolis where his factory is located, He made an unplanned side-trip to Iowa to see his brother Grover Kaegle of Titonka who was ill at the Brltt hospital. He since then passed away, incidentally, Jan Verveer wrote a while back that she and Grace French had had quite a nostalgic session last summer talking about Titonka and the Kaegle family so they might like to know that an old vault door from the French Lumber Yard has been incorporated into Stan's new plant building In Minneapolis, - o- * DURING THE WEEK OF Feb, 13 through 20, people having birthdays include Lloyd Bohannon, Mabel Stillman, Mary Michele Cassel, Wayne clegg, Wally Hill, Suzanne McGinnis, Florence Furst, Dickie Farrell, Bill Kraft, Marguerite Dalziel, Dr. Joseph Rooney, Phyllis Jensen, Jean Rooney, Irene Nitchals, Danny Levy, Pete Frankl, Jack McGuire, Reva Plott, Clayton Pittman, Mid Waller, Connie Diekmann, Vernon Burns, Tom Waller and Pat Elbert. Wedding anniversaries are being observed by the Merlon Bakers, Louis Lynks, Marvin Caihouns, Mike Heiderscheidts and the Norm Christians, - 0" GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS partial to waffles. They'd been introduced to the colonies by the Dutch some hundred odo years before Washington, and Martha used to fl* teem often, TMs week's recipe for waffles uses a convenience Martha didn't have * potato granules, 11/4 cups sifted flour 1/4 cup (1/2 of a 4 serving envelope) Instant sraasbed. potato granules 2 tep. sugar 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 3 eggs 1/3 cup melted shortening 11/2 cups milk Sift together the flour, potato granules, sugar, baking powder, salt. Beat eggs thoroughly. Add shortening and milk. Combine liquid and dry ingredients. Beat well. Bake in preheated waffle iron. Makes 8 to 10 portions. GRACE Miss Keefe Of Ledyard Weds LEDYARD - Rosemary Jean Keefe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Keefe of Ledyard, and Patrick Decamp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Decamp of Adel, were united in marriage Jan, 2 at the Methodist church In Adel, Dr, Otto S. Steele, Jr. officiated, at the double ring ceremony. Joan Keefe attended her sister as bridesmaid. Mrs. Paul Hoy played the processional and recessional on the organ, and ac- comapnied Robert Fisher, soloist. Michael DeCamp served as best man. Ushers were Michael Crouch and Dennis Luther. Mrs. DeCamp is a 1963 graduate of the Ledyard Community school and is employed at Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Des Moines. The bridegroom is a 1964 graduate of Adel high school and will graduate from Grandview College in Des Moines in June. He has been accepted for the fall term of 1966 by Drake University. They are at home at Des Moines. Mary Dixon Is Shower Honoree At Bancroft BANCROFT - A bridal shower honoring Mary Dixon was held Friday evening at the Geo. Wohnke home. Mary Dixon became the bride of David Doocy Monday in St. John's church. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Nick Doocy, Lone Rock, and Mr. and Mrs. Orvllle Dixon, Bancroft. They will make their home in Bancroft where Mr. Doocy is employed at the Dieter- Ing implement Co. -o- Kenneth Bergman, Don Rahe and Allen Menke, took Eddie Rahe and Becky Rahe to Des Moines Monday where Eddie was to leave for the army. Becky is employed in Des Moines and spent the weekend with Mrs. Rose Rahe and her family who were all home for the weekend. Mrs. Ella McDonald, Ledyard, spent the weekend with her daughter, Mrs. Jim Kennedy, and visited Mrs. Laurence Bergman and Mrs. Rose Murphy Saturday. Arllss, Dora and Diane Vaske, Mason City, came for the weekend and the Lynch wedding Saturday. The girls were room mates while attending school at Mason City. Mrs. Rose Rahe and Donald entertained a group of relatives and friends Friday evening honoring her son, Eddie, who will leave Feb.- 15 for the armed service. A large group of relatives honored Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rahe at a reception Sunday at the ballroom. Mr. and Mrs. Rahe, who were married recently, will leave soon to make their home elsewhere. Mr. Rahe is serving with the Navy. A miscellaneous shower honoring, Marilyn Vaske was held Sunday in St. John's hall. Marilyn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Vaske. Jackson Named State Prtg. Board R. R. Jackson of Spencer, former publisher of the Spencer Daily Reporter, was named to fill a vacancy on the State Printing Board last week by Gov. Harold Hughes. Mr, Jackson is also vice president of Midwest Printing & Lithographing Co, of Algona, located in the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co, building and is a frequent visitor here, Midwest is now printing six different publications in this area, in its leased quarters, Annual Party LEDYARD - At the first annual meeting of the Ledyard Lumper Co, shareholders and directors held Monday afternoon the following ofllcers were reelected ; John Kramersmeier, presidentj Leon McCoy, vice- president; Engelbart Logemann, secretary; and Melvin Logemann, treasurer. During the business meeting a paint demonstration held SWEA-EAGLE 6y Mr*. Kenneth Scones The Swea-Harrison Homemakers met Feb. 15 at the home of Mrs. Harold Jones, with Mrs. Ralph Walker, Jr. as assistant hostess, The home extension lesson was given by Mrs, Maynard Jensen and Mrs. Tom Preston. Mrs. Virgil Jensen returned home from Rochester, Minn, where she had been a patient at St. Mary's hospital for the past 5 1/2 weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Brandt and Virgil Jensen brought her home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Ditsworth were hosts to their card club Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Larson won high scores. Julie Larsen celebrated her ninth birthday Wednesday after school with classmates of the third grade as guests. Mrs. Ralph Walker was hostess Monday for a farewell party for Mrs. Tillie Smith, who is moving to Fairmont soon. Mrs. Walter Magnusen attended a birthday party for her sister-in-law, Mrs. Vernon Cutler , at Trimont Saturday. She was also a dinner guest there. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Anderson of Sioux Falls, So. Dak. were Saturday afternoon callers at the home of his brother and family, the Albert Andersons. Saturday callers at the William Tobin home were his brother and wife, the Adrian Tobins of Rochester, Minn., a brother, Mr. and Mrs. George Tobin, East Chain, and a sister, Mrs. Glenmore Style, Fairmont. The five had been to Emmetsburg to visit another brother, John Tobin, who is ailing. Mrs. Walter Hans was a surgery patient at Holy Family hospital at Estherville for eight days. Guests at the. Walter'Hans home last week were the R. S. Mathers, Mrs. Andrew Brones. Friday, a dinner guest was their son, Loren, and Sunday at dinner was a grandson, Darwin Jergensen of Des Moines and Sunday evening callers were the Otto Kellys. Larrie Rippentrop celebrated his sixth birthday Feb. 7. He is the son of Orvllle Rippentrop. The Walter O'Greens and Brian were weekend guests at the home of Mrs. O'Green's sister and family, the Fordes Bergans at St. Paul, Minn., to visit them and take in a few Winter Carnival events. Judith Bergan, youngest daughter of the Fordes Bergans, as princess of the Emporium, was a contestant. Mr. and Mrs, Gene Thompson and family visited his brother and family, the John Thompsons at Ozona, Texas, They were gone for two weeks, Legal Notices AMENDMENT TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF THE Iowa State Bank Algona, Iowa KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: That a regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the above named bank, a corporation duly organized under the laws of the State of Iowa, held at the office of the bank on the llth day of January, A. D. 1966, after due and legal notice had been given to the stockholders thereof In conformity with its articles of incorporation, and provisions of the Code, the following amendment was adopted. AMENDMENT: By striking all of Section I of Article in of the present Articles of Incorporation as amended and by inserting in lieu thereof, the following: "Section 1. The Capital Stock of this Corporation shall be Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000,00) ar.d shall be divided into shares of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) each and shall be fully paid." In conformity with the above resolution we, the president and Cashier of said bank, have executed this instrument, and do hereby sign and acknowledge the same, for and in behalf of the Iowa State Bank, Algona, Iowa, this Uth day of January, A. D. 1966. /S/ A. F. Agena, President /S/ E. J. Qilmore, Cashier (U-13-15-17) lyj iJTpl 1 ! |yp BE RuQZj H CkBEnB 00 •If SPREE COMES TO ALGONA FEBRUARY 22 i/ /A STORES IOPEN TIL 9 PM SENSATIONAL BARGAINS 'SPECIAL AFTEI 6 BARGAINS IN SOME STORES FREE PARKING EVENING The Chriichlllei Store Modern Dry Cleaners BjMtrom Furniture Co. Qr>h«m'i Kirk's Shoe Store Home Federal Saving! & Loan Aas'n Elk Cleaners Percfral Motors 8 * L Dent. Store These Merchants Cordially Invite You United Bnfldlng Center North Iowa Sewing Machine Co. Lindsay Soft Water of Algsau Universal Mfg. Co. Rusk Drags-Jewelry Read'i Fnrnttare Hntoell Office 4 School 8«pply Sheakleyi Iowa State Bank Fottor Furnlfrre Co. Viking Oil Co, Batcher Brot. Implement Motor Co. Poit Transfer t Storage Honsbrnch Ding Harrison's Variety Bomgaars 8 & 10 Shlltg Brownbflt Shoe Store Latng Plumbing & Heating Consolidated CfrOp Creameriei Wfltgen Jewelera Joe Bradley Equipment Taylor Motor Ca. Algona Prodace Co. Leuthold-Wllllanu (The Hob Cloth ten) Frederick Hardware Algona Floor It Feed Sherwin-wmiamg Panto Chris tenaen'i The Security State Bank 8harp'» Jewelry Algona Theatre Co. Ludwlg's Cafe North Central Pibllc Service Co. Zender'i Baiter 1 ! Davis Paint Bebr Standard Service Coast-to-Coggt Store Algona Greenhouse* No. Iowa Appliance Center Algona Plumbing & fleattag Pan Garage it Body Shop Irons Heating & Plumbing Cowan Corporation J^C. Penney Co. Schum Brot. Garage & pfl Jacfc'g O.K. Tire Service Thermogas Co. of Algona Algona Implement Co. Ernie Williams ~ John Deere Upper Pet Motnea Publishing Co. Funk Plumbing ft Heating Hood't Super Vale Carson'g far Color Taylor Implement Co. Smote 8Aop

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