The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1966 · Page 23
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, February 21, 1966
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Alflwn* (In.) Upp«r Oil M«ln«* Monday, Mi. 21, 1966 •*—"—-•"•- -' "•" •-•*•• »--"^»™.~~--.— - -........_...., — ,. „ Firm Honors Algona Man MINNEAPOLIS - Dale Kleingartner, manager of Cargill, Inc. in Algona, was honored for "accomplishments in sales and service to his customers in 1955" at ceremonies held here by Nutrena, the feed division of Cargill, Inc. Kleingartner, at the left, is receiving the award in the above picture. Delivering the citation was James C. North, head of Nutrena. North told the luncheon meeting, attended by company officials and Nutrena dealers from five states, that "this recognition marks a man as tops in his field." The meeting was held at the Thunderbird Motel here. Hopes Bean Suppers Are Annual Event As In Past BY EVELYN CADY Bean suppers vs. band concerts I How they take me back to my youth. Bean suppers had the advantage that I've always had an appetite for good food, and we sure got it at the bean supper. The only thing I had against it was it came but once a year, on Washington's birthday. Band concerts came weekly during the summer nights and were gala occasions. The Kossuth County Historical Society is sponsoring a bean supper,'with all the trimmings, at the VFW hall here this evening (Tuesday, Feb. 23), from 5-7:30 p. m. Years ago we had a militia here-company F and the armory was used for it's purposes, inspection nights, followed by a dance. It always seemed to me the inspections took endless time. I was anxious for the dancing to begin, since there was no gym at the high school, basketball was played in the armory. Back to bean suppers. My first recollections were of when I was an under teenager. AS soon as the long tables were removed , after the serving was over, we'd romp around the room, slide on the slippery floor, and suck at the orange halves, which along with the pies and cakes had been added for dessert. Oh, the wonderful aroma of the food as we'd enter the door I celery mixed with coffee and other delicious odors. Long tables set with such a variety of foods, served "country style". Every place filled the instant the "go" word was given. after year waited iu the eatraoce of the post office and gave me money for my ticket. No, I never saved the money - a quarter I believe it was - but promptly used the quarter Dad had given me for the supper, and bought candy to treat my girl friends with whom I was attending the supper. Of course, as a much younger child, I attended the suppers with my parents. But as a teenager, I went with my girl friends. The tables having been removed after the serving was over, we were ready for the program, A platform had been erected for the speaker of the evening and surviving Civil War soldiers living here were given seats of honor. An organ was provided, from where it came, I have no idea and we'd sing, "The Star Spangled Banner." And of course "Tenting Tonight" came in for its share of attention. The soldiers, I remember were Col. Spencer, S. C. Spear and the Turner brothers. I believe there was a Mr. Foster too, but I am rather vague as to others. Lucille Crose and I attended the last supper given in 1912 in the then called Woodman hall over the present Rusk drug store. Somehow it didn't seem the same. We missed the old armory, I never knew just why the suppers were abandoned but I think it must have been that the members of the Women's Relief Corps who had charge of the suppers had begun to let down considerably over the passing years- and surety the price must have been raised as foods had gone up in value* and it would be to- teresting to compare food prices Of 1912 with 1966. 1 hope renewed Interest in the bean supper can be stimulated during this years trial by the Historical Society and can become the regular and gala event it was years ago. Patriotism was high years ago, and if we ever needed it, we need it NOW, And if annual reminders can stimulate it, as well as being a source of much - needed funds for the Society, here's to its success and regular event. Algona has enough talent to produce an attractive entertainment after supper is served and while Dot Carlon Smith may not be remembered as a dramatic performer, I well recall she won first place hi a high school contest and when her name was mentioned as having been on program in 1910 I am sure it must have been her reading which began "At Purlu it was, at the opera thsre - and she looked like, a queen . . ." What the rest of it was I don't remember. Dot won first place in the declamatory contest and we were so proud of her. Buena Reed played the background music, so attendants at the 1910 bean supper got their money's worth of food as well as entertainment. Chevrolets Top Four Of Eight Test Classes According to an announcement from Don and Warren Nelson of Kossuth Motor Co. here, Chevrolet cars out-performed their competition in four or eight classes at the recent Pure Oil Performance Trials at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida. A total of 62 cars, representing all United states manufacturers, competed in the NASCAR-super- vised trials and the winner in each class was determined by scores in fuel economy, acceleration and braking. The winning Chevrolets included a Caprice, Corvair 500, Chevelle Super Sport 396 and Corvair Corsa. The Chevelle scored 28 of a possible SOpoints, highest ever achieved in any of the performance classes. Guest At Cornell John Snyder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Snyder, 1406 East McGregor, Algona, and a senior at Algona high school was one of 54 school seniors from eight midwest states who were guests on the Cornell College campus last weekend, Feb. 12, as "finalists" in the eighth annual William Fletcher King Scholarship competition. ANNUAL PARTY — . St. Ann Auxiliary held their annual card party Feb. 9 at the Algona Country Club. Mrs. John Hopkins won high prize in bridge, with Mrs. Ira Kohl receiving high in 500. Sisters of Mercy donated a mohair sweater, knitted by a member of the order to be raffled off. This sweater was won by Mrs. John Lallier. Door prizes were donated by local businessmen. 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