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****««. (to.) UpiW DM MefftM Tu*d oy , April 19, 1966 I am sorry that another of the class of 1910 has died - Lora Gardner (Mrs. Hugh Raney). The first of the class to die was Phil McNutt. His death was a tragedy due to a college prank. He and a group of Ames college friends had attended a football game and as prank decided to "ride the rails." Phil was unfortunate and didn't make the train. Earl Hatch's death was also tragic. Hi* family moved to California and his mother was treasurer of an organization. A hold-up man, knowing she would be carrying a rather large sum of money attempted to hold her up. Earl stepped in front of his mother and received the shot meant for her. Hjaluier (Katz) Rosewall died suddenly at Blue Earth, Minn. Earl Crane died in Long Beach, Calif, after a lengthy illness. Walter (Jock) Turner died a few years ago, but never heard the details. He too lived in California. Fred Heckart died of a heart ailment, and Bill Barry, a diabetic and hyper-tension victim as well as an amputee, died not too long ago. Myrtle Brown, (Mrs. Chester Schoby) was first of the girls to leave us. She died when the flu epidemic was rampant. Zada Branson (Mrs. Edwin Davis) died in Duluth, Main, following a stroke, as I have recently mentioned, Maude Schenck, I don't remember her married name, was living in either Minnesota or Wisconsin. And Lora, as we have so recently read, died a:°ter ! suffering strokes. i * * * On a cheerier note I will quote from a card I got April 5 from Helen Hutchison mailed March 27 from Queenstown, New Zealand. . "We enjoyed so much the singing and dancing of these smiling Polynesian girls (pictured on her card. A lovely girl , very pretty) when our ship stopped at different South Sea Islands. Now we are spending some time in the lake and mountain country of New Zealand." * * * I don't know how much gardening Lizzie Post did during that spell of spring we had before the big storm, but I do know Irene Corle planted lettuce and spinach. I hope the seeds didn't get discouraged. I had reports on tulips peeping out, poor things. * * * I hadn't seen Hester Jasperson (Mrs. Victor Young) in years till she stopped In one day en- route to second floor to see Mrs. Katberine McMurray. She is a very attractive matron. She still has her home at Clear Lake, but has been widowed several years. She spends quite a lot of time In California where she has many relatives. * * * At me risk of being called "old fashioned", which I admit to being,, I am going to comment on bats. Time was when no woman would think of being in church without a hat -but there seems to be a trend toward going bare beaded. To me there is a djgnity In a hat that a church service deserves. Being casual in some places is 0, K., but MOtctarcb. ***,•,-. While Arthur Mallory of Harap- ton was waiting for his wife to bring down her sister, Dora Mitchell, from upstairs to go home with them for a few days' visit, he came in to chat with me. I noticed his very fine diamond ring, and since you have read of my love of the gems which I have mentioned several times, you will not be surprised that I asked for a closer look. I would judge it to be carat size and I know it is of very good quality. He explained his possession of it - "My wife heard me say I like women and diamonds. So she married me, thus giving me the woman and later gave me the diamond as a surprise gift." * * * The late Charley Livingston had the largest diamond I ever saw - a 4 carat beauty. I said to him one time, "you are in cities so often, how do you dare drive around with that "headlight' flashing?" He replied, "I turn it inside." * * * Mrs. Walter MacDonald (Mollie Sullivan) gets quite a kick out of seeing a classmate, Mary Catlin, doing TV commercials frequently. In school she took major parts in college plays and has done other professional work. * * * ; A recent letter from my late cousin Harry Gpddard's widow, Vinhie, mentions' the' possibility of moving from Wichita, Kans. to Rolfe, her old home and where she has several relatives. Among them are a cousin and husband Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lehmus whom I have met and who have been here with her several times. Vinnie wrote, VChuck and na Lehnus have been on a trip to Newport, R. I. Enroute stopped in Detroit and New York. "Maybe you read in the paper of their donation of $38,500 to Buena Vista College," No, I haven't seen the item, but it is fine to be able to be so generous. * * * April 7 - Even if it isn't quite as warm as you might like it, be thankful you aren't in California. A letter yesterday from my cousin Gayle Henderson Kierluss said she was writing letters and sipping iced tea. The temperature was 90, which was far too high to suit her, and it's much too much for me. She said she likes the cooler weather. Heat imke- one feel so dragged out. 1 remarkeu on< time no wonder the areaways in Galvaston, Tex. were so full of sand. It was so hot no one had the gumption to sweep it out. * * * Well, folks, I'm Laura today and it's a good thing, for there has been a number of callers. Some of the women were from the Esther circle of the First Lutheran church who brought cookies. Til call the cookies "bunnies" since they are so close to Easter. The painters are still here, and bless the heart of the one who was working outside my door painting pipes, gave me a look and expressed complimentary views. Vanity 1 Thy name is woman, I think] * * * Carrie King got home from her winter vacation in California too- soon - just in time to have to put up with some of the big storm Inconveniences. She is very grateful to the grocery store clerks who got food to her. * * * I had another young caller the other day - Madonna Glaser, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Glaser. She laughed and gurgled in glee - the happiest, cutest little heart smasher. * * * Women of the Sarah group of the First Lutheran church brought us cookies today. A gift from the "Easter Bunny" no doubt, but to be served, they said, whenever the kitchen decided. What can I do? Lawrence Welk on at 7:30 Sat. evening, an hour program and my much admired Gene Barry on a different network at 8. Well, Pye been so loyal to Lawrence, so I suppose I'll devote 30 minutes to him and switch to Gene. * * * It's nearly leek time, but all the joy of them is gone. Pm the only one left who used to feast on them, pork roast sandwiches, baked beans and coffee at grandma Hendersons. * * * Latest reports from our patients at St. Ann, Ollie Nasby said Chris Jensen. Both are getting along just fine. Mr. N. is getting a bit restless and anxious to get back in harness, but Ihope he won't be deluged with phone calls, important and then some IN STOCK COMPLETE SELECTION OF GARDEN SEEDS AND FLOWER SEEDS COAST to COAST STORE are unimportant. We miss him so much. I miss Chris, too, whose room was across from me. it won't be long till he can be In a wheel chair, but he will have to be patient and not expect to walk ioc soon. : » * A man was here today who had occasion to use water In my half - bathroom. On the rod above the lavatory were a pair of nylons washed this morning. I said I hoped that display of feminine garb didn't disturb him. "Oh nol" he laughed. "I am married'you know and am accustomed to seeing hose hanging from the tub side." And his wife yells, "Oh, wait a minute till I get my stockings" Seems all women have the same bad habits. * * * Helena Rubensteln helped milady to beauty (or at least tried, expensively) but her idea of art was hideous, or maybe I don't recognize ART I * * * We have had many very fine nurses aides here, but Dan Cupid hunts them and the first thing you know, there's a pair of rings on the aides' left hand and then Doc Stork, fearing to be outdone, comes along and he's the "winnah" because after all, there comes a time when the prospective mama has to quit for awhile. We lost Marge Henderson, now Mrs. Don Minart, for awhile, then her sister Marlene followed her pattern and as Mrs. Joe Cunningham, is mother of a son born April 3. Marge's little girl is a cute little tot and I am sure young little Mr. Cunningham will be paying us a visit. Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham, cafe owners at Burt, are the paternal grandparents. Throe of us went there for dinner cnc noon last summer, nartly foi the ride, partly for the food. Of the day I can sa)< It was nice. Of the f-jod I can say l f was excellent and they were kind enough to open up the air-conditioned party room for us. It was a warm day and we appreciated the courtesy. * * * Mrs. Frank Vera has returned from Phoenix, Ariz, where she had spent the winter with her daughter Elvie and husband Don Johnson and grandsons, Ted, Tom and Joe Hutchison. While there, she saw Mrs. Ann Curtis, Mrs. Mabel Livingston of Apache Junction, Mrs. Florence Howard, Phoenix, all former Algonans. Mrs. Alice Dltsworth and Mrs. Grace Jackman were also there, guests of Mrs. Howard, and all met for a dinner. Hazel didn't get to see Mary Guderian, but had a phone talk with her. From Phoenix, Mrs. Vera went to Ranger, Tex. to visit an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Jones. Mrs. Jones will be remembered here as Elvie Lane. Hazel went via bus from Ranger to Dallas, then to Kansas City where she changed buses and was astonished to meet Alice and Grace who were enroute to Algona, too. * * * You know the old saw - "The way to a man's heart - etc." Well, here is the' same thing worded a little differently- "I've stopped buying perfume - my boy friend reacts culy to cooking aroma." LAST TWO DAYS ENDS .WEDNESDAY ALGONA A fifRSHWNI«.STNER Production , UUH BACAli-JUUE HARRIS-ARTHUR HIU.-JANET IEIGH mm TIFFIN-ROBERT WAGNER- SHEHEY WINTERS OT - ENDS TONIGHT - ...it's when a pretty GHOUL trades in her bed sheet for a BIKINI! .Mnricoum .MNMflSKW •••••••• - SECOND FEATURE \ The most fantastic journey ever dared! •\ ,, !„,„..,,, • ,„, •„ _ K> WOil 8 ,. OWNIR AU5QNA, •T" SJlDflJir^^f A • VMElRLiL/v-''" T! " i^^^^HIUvM3/ f tfAm.'/ .