The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 5, 1966 · Page 4
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...by Evelyn 'Twas a dark and Stormy nigh and 'round the camp fire sat Brighara Young and Britain Young old,and Brighton old said to Brigham Young, 'Twas a dark and stormy night and 'round the camp fire" - this is an old joke way back in my high school days and maybe it doesn't sound funny now, but we though it was hilarious then. Well, 'twas a dark and stormy night March 21 and it's blizzardy today. It did everything from thunder and lightning to snow and blow, and the bushes outside my window brushed and scratched in a very spooky manner- and this morning is quite chaotic. Night nurses staying over time, Mr. Nasby dashing around in his car which he with foresight put chains on last night, getting nurses here. Well, we're going all right electricity on, thank goodness, for so much depends on that, but it sure is a "winter wonderland", trees so snowladen that some branches have fallen, and in the country, the daughter of one of the nurses called her and said they couldn't even see the corn crib not far from the house - so ' much snow blowing. But happy school youngsters! No school today] I hope the birds are tucked away in safe, warm places. They probably are, for we've had storms like this before. Again there is proof of "It's a small world." Dr. Lyle Ellis and his wife, Yarda, nee Nelson, will soon toe coming from Jekyll Island, Ga., where they have spent the winter and will be here during the summer with Yarda's sister, Mrs. Frank (ffigrid)Kohl- haas. The Ellises live at Hartford, Conn., and they noticed a Connecticut car and like all tourists and vacationers, are curious to know who is from their home state. It turned out to be Wood Cowan, brother-in-law of Mrs. Alice Cowan and a very well-known Algonan, a cartoonist who has made good in his field. He and his wife were on vacation from Bridgeport, Conn. Thank goodness, I was able to get Lawrence Welk from Austin last Saturday, so the basketball tournament didn't cheat me after all. * * * Vanessa Bony, I apologize fo; not knowing you are a Yorkshire terrier. You see my dog knowledge is quite limited. I know a cocker spaniel, a Pekingnese, a Pomeranian, a Boston bull, an English bull and a French poodle. You sure are a wee doggie Vanessa - three pounds. Bless me, you wouldn't make a good-sized weenie! * * * It may be of interest to many Algonans that Eleanor Haggard's husband, Forrest Twogood, has been made assistant athletic director at the University of Southern California. * * * March 15 was such a busy day here, moving residents to the new home, so the Pink Ladies postponed the third floor party till Thursday. There was no anniversary to observe, but there was a party anyhow to relieve the monotony. Mrs. AnnaPrest- hus and,Mrs. Nell Potter were hostesses. When Mrs. Don McGuire told me she and her husband and Janet, Mrs. J. P. Studer and Margaret and Mrs. William Best- enlehner had recently been at Atchinson, Kan. to tour Mount Saint Scholastica College, I thought of the trip mother, Elizabeth Libott and I made to California. Our first night was spent at a motel there, one on the highway, so we didn't bother to drive on into the city. It took quite a beating from floods in recent years, but has been rebuilt and security measures taken for future security. When 1 talked with Mrs. John Schimmel the other day she was busy with 3,000 "glad" bulbs 1 Can you imagine what that many would look like, much less sort and do whatever has to be done to them ? * * * Kmrte Mehl rescured the bird house which the wind had blown down. And now it is covered with snow, but at this late in the season, we'll have a thaw soon. He doesn't care much about publicity but I want to correct my error. I said ht was from Jewel. It is Newel and he is 75 inches tall, not the 6 foot 1 inch J gave him Just kidding him I said, "When you put on some fat, there'll be a lot of you to love." I think there is a popular song with some such sentiment. Anyhow, he's a fine lad and I don't see how we'll get along without him when Ms time comes to answer Uncle Sam's navy orders. * * * I am not a devotee "of Carol Burnett or Lucy but I was wondering what sort of foolishness they'd present Tuesday night. The storm changed my mind - and unless they give a repeat performance some time, Fll never know. * * * I had quite a surprise last night when I called Genevieve Hartshorn. Her brother, Gerald, Evanston, HI., answered. It has been ages since Pve seen him. We had quite a chat. His business has something to do with transportation - I didn't ask for details, but he has been at the same work 20 years so it must be highly satisfactory. He has a daughter Jane who married an attorney and lives in Reno, Nev. They have four children. My bow the years fly. I knew her as a little tot when her parents visited grandma and grandpa Lulu and Elmer Hartshorn. She was a darling and Gerald says she is still most attractive and a wonderful mother and housewife. He expects to be here about 10 days, but finds Algeria changed a great deal and so few of his classmates here. Tempus fugit I * * * The Welk program Saturday night played "Stumbling" and whenever I hear it I always think of my very dear friend Zada Branson. We used to have afternoon mail deliveries and one day when I was there, a bundle of new music came for her from her father. Zada, her mother and I immediately went to the piano and Mrs. B. and I did the singing in a fairly creditable manner. I have been asked so many times about her death, and only recently was asked again so fll clarify it. We were regular correspondents and she wrote in one letter "I blacked out at school the other day, and since I live with a doctor and his wife, he put me through a series of tests and found I have very high blood pressure, so it's the simple and quiet life for me from now on." At that she never lived a riotous life, but the doctor wanted her to get more rest, gave her medication, and she continued teaching kindergarten in Duluth. Eventually she married and died just a year later. Her husband had taken her to Rochester, Minn, and was told by the doctors that her condition was such that he should be prepared for her death at any time. Her case was much like her mother's and both grandmothers, Branson and Lamberson, both of whom died very suddenly, Zada'smother in her arms at the Algona hospital as she was asssiting the nurse to prop her up a little. So Zada's heritage was almost to be expected as high blood pressure and heart ailments are prone to run in families. I remember so well the circumstances of both of Zada's I grandmothers' deaths. On one ; Sunday Zada was feeling better '. and her husband took her for a ride. The following morning while at breakfast in their hotel suite, she suddenly slumped in her chair, was taken unconscious to the hospital where she died an hour later. She and her husband had planned to go south for the winter and had been looking at folders as evidenced by the maps found in the rooms. Ironically, her husband did get south, Arizona I believe, but went there a short time after Zada's death and died of T. B. So you have the facts from her letters to me and by information given by her husband to Zada's favorite cousin, Allen Branson. * * * Mothers-in-law have been the basis for so many so-called jokes, I am going to quote from a letter I had recently. She named her mother-in-law and of her writes, "I can't imagine anyone having a better one. She is by far one of the finest people I have ever known. I have been married for 21 years to her eldest son whom I met in 1943 when he was stationed with the Air Force in southern California where I was raised. He freely described his family with such affection that I felt well acquainted with them long before I actually met them. I always remember his description of his mother - "A "large motherly person." Thank you for your nice letter and your kind remarks about my column. I haven't given your name as I thought you'd rather not have so personal a matter made public. But hats off to mothers-in-law. My mother had a fine one, too. This much I will divulge. You live at Burt. To my great surprise, the Erickson family whom Mrs. Walker was seeking, two live here, Floyd and Fred. Francis Lieb Elected Student Ass'n. Officer Francis M. Lieb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lieb of Route 2, Algona, has been elected Student Association Controller for 1966-67 at Coneordia Senior College, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Mr. Lieb is a graduate of Central high school, Fenton, and of Coneordia Junior College, St. Paul, Minn. He holds an Aid Association for Lutherans Schol* , (la.) Upper DM Metae* TwiMkry, April S, FELLOWSHIP *" Harry Roger Grant, Simpson College senior from Albia, was among 17 college students awarded a Woodrow Wilson fellowship tor advanced study in history. One of 1,408 outstanding men and women chosen from 380 colleges and rarmsities, Grant will receive a full year's tuition and fees and a living stipend. arship. Mr. Lieb plans to matriculate at Coneordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. Coneordia Senior College Is a pre-theological college of the Lutheran church - Missouri Synod. It accepts graduates of junior colleges, provides the junior and senior years and grants the B. A. degree. Honor Law Student IOWA CITY - John Platt, Law I at the University of Iowa, was among the 118 University of Iowa students honored March 29 at the 49th annual Finkbine Dinner because of leadership potential in his future profession. The men were selected by deans and department heads at the U of L -100- Miss LaurriT. Pascal, a native of DeWitt and now resident of Humboldt, celebrated her 100th birthday there on March 27. She is the oldest living alumnus of Cornell college and spent her life as a high school teacher. FARM SALE CALENDAR Upper Dei Motaei APRIL 9 - SATURDAY- LAWRENCE AND WILBUR DOEGE general auction, 1 p. m. 1/2 mile East of Burt, 1 North, 1/4 East. Raymond Spencer and Ronald Peck, Auctioneers, Burt Savings Bank, Clerk. Phone 218-692-3276 JIM SCHNEIDER'S Modern Bungalows & Lodge Cross Lake, Minn. PLAN YOUR FISHING TRIP NOW You will have access to 14 lakes by boat. Excellent spring fishing for walleyes, northerns and large mouth bass. 13 modern and ultra-Modern cabips all directly on lake shore. We have groceries, fishing tackle, bait, gas. Also lodge and special recreation center, tennis court, many other outdoor games. Write or call for reservations now. Schneider's Modern Bungalows (26 ' 28) 6R-R-R-R and I'm on display at JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT "f ;*"* ' ' • rm *• n-w Cultivator. Stop in and look m. over. You'll bt Im* pressed with what you seel Cost? You won't believe how owl cover ground (n your fields up to 32-ft.Kit a time. I replace discs, spring tooth harrows and narrow Held culhvators. I Work fast, hard, I prepare your seed bed VISIT OUR STORE TODAY! JOE BRADLEY EQUIP. So. of Algona Hotel - Algona, la. Home of the ftgn-Kofrf "Hgm*

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