The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 17, 1966 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 17, 1966
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SIgona ST. PATRICK'S DAY HAS ALWAYS been a great day for the Irish. With the holiday coining in ths middle of the winter dol droms the way it does, I've always welcomed the chance to wear a little green and say a few "shurs and begorrahs." But for many, many years I've been living a lie and this year I'm going to confess. I don't have one single solitary drop of Irish blood in me I - o SEVERAL TIMES IN MY LIFE, people have assumed I was Irish. One reader wrote that she could always tell a sentimental Irishwoman because she's one herself. Not knowing my last name, she even went so far as to address me as "Grace o'Conner". I've never come right out and corrected anyone who thought I was Irish, but the truth is, all my forebears were English, German and Yankees from way back and I might as well own up to it. - o SOCIOLOGISTS HAVE WHAT THEY call Hansen's law. It says, "What the son wishes to forget, the grandson wishes to remember." An illustration of this law In an article I read recently concerning the Jewish people. Although the son had long put up decorations each December to be like his Gentile neighbors, the grandson stopped doing this and admitted pride in his Hebrew heritage. In the same spirit, I'm going to forget the shamrocks and the green gelatine salad this year and admit my own ancestry. - o I GATHER SOMEHOW THAT THE English haven't always been too popular with Irishmen. In fact, some of them have been fighting so long they've forgotten what the original issue was. But I maintain that a nation that produced Winston Churchill, the magna carta, and Prince Phillip can't be all bad even if they did tax the tea in Boston and spawn the Beatles. (Editor's note : prince Phillip also has Greek ancestry). - o AS FOR THE GERMANS, although I disclaim any connection with that heritage when they are talking about the Nazis, there still is German thrift, ambition, good scientists, musicians, house fraus and sauerkraut to brag about. - o - IT MAY BE THAT THE SONS and daughters of the Old Sod are entirely too smug about being Irish. But it would be wise to refrain from mentioning this on St. Patrick's Day or you might get a shillelagh bounced off your head. It would be better to be an ersatz Irishman for the day. There are several kinds of these, the first of which is a Revolving Irishman - you know the kind that is in on St. Patrick's Day and out by Passover. - o- OR YOU COULD BE, WITHOUT MUCH trouble, a Gastronomical Irishman. Irish potatoes are delicious no matter how you fix them, Irish Soda Bread is wonderful, and if anybody can think of a more satisfying concoction than Irish Stew, sure and begorrah, I'd like to hear from them. Also, some people claim drinking Irish coffee is as good as kissing the Blarney stone. (Editor's note: Irish have their own whiskey, too I) - o A MUSICAL IRISHMAN IS ALSO'A grand th'ih'gib be come •'•'• St. Patrick's morning. When I was but a wee colleen I remember my old grandfather singin 1 "Who put the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder ?" He couldn't carry a tune, let alone claim to be Irish, but he had the spirit in him. And if you count the times I've gathered in kitchens, after the fiddles and the pipes stopped playing at a party, singing, "When Irish Eyes are Smiling," I'd be "welcome as the flowers in May" as an honorary citizen of "dear old Donegal." - o MOST PEOPLE CAN BE A Cardiac Irishman - that is feel Irish in your heart. Irish hearts are moved easily to tears and Irish lips are ready for laughter. Of course, Irish tempers are a bit notorious, too, but that's to be expected if you are a true son of Erin. Another trait Irish usually have is a real gift for imagery, and they tend to see things that aren't really there. Fairies and leprechauns - utterly ridiculous aren't they? Still, the fey creatures are as good a way as any to explain some of the things that go on in this old world. - o WELL, PART OF THE GREEN I'll be wearin' this St. Patrick's Day will be the green of envy, for the want of something about me that is Irish. But I can join in with this old Irish toast"Health and long life to you, land without rent to you, a child every year to you, and may you die in Ireland." - o EVEN THIS LIMEY-KRAUT-YANKEE had the "luck of the Irish" today when aa acceptance letter came to me for an article in the Reflections column of the National Observer. I really danced a jig on that one for it will swell the fund I have stashed away for a trip back to the Old Country (Iowa) next summer. - o WE ALSO GOT A LIFT FROM a phone call from Algernons this week. The Ed Wolcotts and Swede Andersons were passing through but we missed connections on a visit. We are going up to Clearwater this weekend to see the Ted Larsons and hope to accept Ed's invitation to drop in on them at St. Pete - if we can find where they are staying. - o ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY, Gary Rusk and Bobby Sigsbee have birthdays and Mr. and Mrs. John Levy celebrate their wedding anniversary. Other birthdays during the week of March 13 through 19 include Shirley McDonald, Randall Ringsdorf, Stacy Mulso, Jerry Cowan, Dale Miller, Lois Furst, Mark Montag, Patty Balluff, Jean Benschoter, Margaret Utt, Kitty Hardgrove, Orville Kinden, Alan Holt, Harold Gilmore, Barbara Detrick, Ann Renee Taylor, Trudy and Tricia Parrish, Phyllis Moulton, Lizzie Post and Kathy Dlekmann. Mr. and Mrs, Eugene Schattschneider have a wedding anniversary. - o- THIS WEEK'S RECIPE FOR Grasshopper Pie isn't traditionally Irish but it is slightly green and you can whomp it up with a little additional green food coloring if you want to. Crust: 11/2 cups Nabisco chocolate wafer crumbs 1/4 cup melted butter Reserve 2 tbsps, crumbs. Mix remaining crumbs and butter, Press evenly on bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Chill in refrigerator while preparing filling. Filling; 25 large marshmallows ?/3 cup cream of half-and-half 1 cup heavy cream, whipped 3 to 4 tbsps, green creme de Menthe 3 to 4 tbsps, white Creme de Cocoa Combine marshmaUows and cream in double boiler. Heat until melted. Cool, Fold in liquors and whipped cream. Pour into chtiled crust, Sprinkle crumbs on top, Freeze. GRACE inimniiiniiiiniHiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiuiiiiiniiiniiiiiinii Notes Of ervicemen s iiiiinimniiiiiiniiiiyiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiHniiitiniiiiiiiiiiiiiH I CORPS, KOREA - Army PFC Bruce C. Akkerman, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Akkerman, Tl* tonka, Iowa, took part in FLYING TACKLE n, a one-week field training exercise conducted by I Corps in Korea that ended Feb. 12. He participated in weapons firing and tactical maneuvers designed to maintain the combat proficiency of his unit. Akkerman, a clerk typist in the 7th Infantry Division's 7th Administration Company, entered the Army in May, 1965, completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and arrived overseas in August, 1965. The 21-year-old soldier is a 1962 graduate of Titonka Consolidated high school. SAN ANTONIO, TEX. - Airman John H. Lensing, 20, above, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Lensing of R. R. 2, Bancroft, Iowa, has been selected for training at Sheppard AFB, Tex., as an Air Force communications specialist. The airman, a 1964 graduate of St. John's high school, recently completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex. Airman Lensing attended Mason City Junior College. 8TH INFANTRY DIV., GERMANY - Army Specialist Four . Michael H. Zimmerman, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold G. Zimmerman, Whittemore, took part in Exercise Winter Arrow, a nine-day training maneuver of the 8th Infantry Division in Germany, which ended Feb. 15. Zimmerman, a radio specialist in the 8th Infantry Division's 8th Military Police Co. near Bad Kreuznach, entered the Army in May 1964. He completed basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. A 1962 graduate of Whittemore (Ind.) high school, Specialist Zimmerman was employed by Chantland Mfg. Co., Inc., Humboldt, before entering the Army. USS OKLAHOMA CITY - Electrician's Mate Fireman Delbert D. Johnson, USN, son of Mr, and Mrs. Sydney D. Johnson of 314 W. Nebraska, Algona, participated in Operation "Double Eagle", the largest amphibious landing ever made in Vietnam, while serving with this command. The assault landing of a large U. S. Marine force near Thach Tru, 30 miles south of Chu Lai, began when a 13-ship Naval Task Force steamed into the objective area Jan. 28. Eight waves of assault troops were landed on the beaches. Late in the afternoon of Jan. 29, more Marines were landed by helicopter four miles inland from the beachhead. These forces, also unopposed, reported seeing about 200 enemy fleeing the area on foot, changing from green regular forces uniforms to the black pajama-like garb of the Viet Cong. FORT GORDON, GA. - Pvt. Duane E. Greene, whose wife, Darlene, lives in LuVerne, la., completed a lineman's course at the Army Southeastern Signal School, Fort Gordon, Ga., March 11. During his six weeks of training, Greene learned to lay and maintain open wire, lead and rubber-covered cable, and field communications wire. The 20-year old soldier entered the army in October, 1965, and received basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He is a 1963 graduate of Humboldt Community high school, His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Greene, live at 309 S. Taft St., Humboldt, FORT RILEY, KAN. - Army Capt, Victor A. Seely, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Seely, 220 S. Hall St., Algona, la., was assigned to the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kans., March 8. Captain Seely, a supply officer with the divisions 9th Medical Battalion, entered the Army in April 1962. The captain was graduated from Algona high school in 1957 and Iowa State University, Ames, in 1962. Kiieckef gave a lesson on the cate and keep of attachments tor sewing machines. Fontaine Fox's "Toonerville Folks" first appeared in the Chi* cago Post in 1908. "It's easy to be happy - juft forget your troubles as easily as you forget your blessings"* WICHITA FALLS, Tex - Stanley J. Keefe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Keefe of Ledyard has been promoted to staff sergeant in the U. S. Air Force.- Sergeant Keefe is a medical specialist at Sheppard AFB, Tex. He is a member of the Air Training Command which operates the world's largest technical school system to train personnel for Air Force duty. The sergeant, a graduate of Ledyard Community high school, has studied at Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Tex., during his off-duty hours. PHAN RANG, VIETNAM Army PFC John M, Krapp, son of Mrs. Margaret B. Krapp, Route 2, Bancroft, is working here on construction of an airfield com" plex, including a 10,000 foot-long alum.'num-mat runway. Krapp and other members of the 62nd Engineer Battalion are crushing a 75-foot mound of granite at the end of the runway as cushion material for the base of the aluminum matting. An underground network of as bestos pipe, to house electrical and commanication cables has been laid beneath the runway, taxiw'iy and connecting access taxiways of the airfield complex. Army engineers are also installing a pipeline to bring airplane fuel from tankers anchored ten miles away in Phan Rang Bay. The fuel line, much of it underground, cuts through rice fields and banana groves, crosses in front of local villagers'homes, runs beneath railroad tracks and main highways and crosses several streams and canals. Krapp, an equipment operator in the battalion's Company A, entered the Army in June 1964, received basic training at Ft, Knox, Ky., and WAS stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., before arriving in Vietnam in August 1965. The 21-year-old soldier is a 1962 graduate of St. John's high school. FAIRFIELD, CALIF. -Edward J, Rlppentrop, son of Mr, and Mrs. AlvinRippentrop of Titonka, has been promoted to airman first class in the U. S. Air Force, Airman Rippentrop is a supply inventory specialist at Travis AFB, Calif, He is a member of the Military Airlift Command which provides global airlift for the nation's military forces. The airman is a graduate of Titonka Consolidated high school. USS PROVIDENCE - Seaman Apprentice Conrad B. Graham, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Graham of 5 E. Call St., Algona, spent Feb. 12-21 in Hawaii while serving aboard the guided missile light cruiser USS providence, flagship for Vice Admiral Lawson p. Ramage, Commander, U. S. First Fleet. The trip to Hawaii was part ' of the ,providence's normal operating 'schedule. While enroute to Hawaii from her homeport, San Diego, Calif., Providence responded to a distress call for medical assistance from the Coast Guard Cutter Wachusett, racing seven hours to rendezvous with the cutter and take aboard a seriously injured seaman. The injured man was treated aboard the Providence for multiple fractures and other injuries. FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO.- Army Pvt. Robert L, Van Hove, whose wife, Judy, lives in Wesley, completed a combat engineer course at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., March 4. During the seven-week course, ' Van Hove was trained in the construction and repair of roads, railroads and bridges. He also received training in demolitions and mine warfare. The 20 year old soldier entered the Army in Ostober 1965 and completed basic training at Ft, Leonard Wood, Mo. Van Hove is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry van Hove, Buffalo Center. FORT BELVOIR, VA. - Pvt. Lowell W. Byam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry L. Byam, 600 E. Elm st., Algona, completed a six-week power generation course at the Army Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Va., Feb. 18, Byam was trained in the operation and maintenance of hand and power tools, gasoline and diesel engines, and electric generators, He also received instruction in the operation of gas turbine and diesel generators. Byam entered the Army last September and completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The 21-year old soldier is a 1962 graduate of Garrigan high school in Algona, and attended South Dakota State College in Brookings, AMARILLO, Tex. - Airman Third Class Dennis L, Voigt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ewald 0. Voigt of 407 N. Wooster St., Algona, has been graduated at Amarillo AFB, Tex,, from the training course for U. S. Air Force supply inventory special* ists. Airman Voigt, a graduate of Al» gona high school, is being assigned to Ellsworth AFB,S,D., for duty with the Strategic Air Command. . U.S. ARMY, EUROPE-Thomas D. Larsen, 31, son of Mrs. Blanche E. Larsen, Bancroft, was promoted to warrant officer Feb. 9 in Germany, where he is serving with the 7th Medical Brigade. Larsen entered the Army in 1953, arrived overseas on this tour of duty in September 1964 and is personnel officer of the brigade's Headquarters Detachment. The warrant officer attended Mountain View (Ark.) High school His wife, Evelyn, is with him in Germany. M-D Club Four Corner Mother and Daughter club met March 10 at the home of Alvina Walker, Annette Arend assisting. 21 members and two guests were present. 1 'Newly-elected " officers''"'are: pres., Ruth Arend; v-pres., Gladys Eisenbarth; 2nd v-pres., Minnie Walker ; sec.-treas., Betty Fischer and historian, Ula Rich. Be mice Walker gave a talk on unusual and interesting happenings in past history and Marlys Bjustrom and Beverly Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. AH Account* Fully Insured to $10,000 Save From The I5th — Earn From The First 4% Current Earning* SINCE 1917 — ALGONA, IOWA Mwnter of tt» Saving, and Loan Foundation, Sponor of Thl. Advwtliemor* In Look and Saturday Evening Po«f 'o'&' Clii-iiolet 1 in pain Sport Sedfin and hnpnln Sport Coupe. Drive a great buy. Buy a great drive, Impala '66 CHEVROLET DOUBLE DIVIDEND DAYS! NO. 1 BUYS • NO. 1 CARS Now at your Chevrolet dealer's How close are you to your nearest Chevrolet dealer? A mile? A block? Hurry on down! 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