The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 10, 1966 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 10, 1966
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Algona, (let.) Upper t>«» MoinM Tuwday, May 10, 1966 Miss Usher Engaged Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Usher announce the engagement of their daughter, Ruth Elaine, to Kenneth Howard Weaver, son of Mrs. Edith Hoard of Evansport, Ohio, and the late William J. Weaver. Miss Usher is a senior at Iowa State University, Ames, where she will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics in May. Mr. Weaver will also graduate from Iowa State University in May and will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science. No date has been set for the wedding. This is so descriptive of our times, I got a chuckle out of it yet it verges on what might happen . I lifted it from the Methodist VIM. "We understand they graded the atom bomb into three sizes: bit, tremendous and where is everybody." It reminds me of the first program I saw on my TV. I didn't catch the first of it, but it was about a small group of people among them a couple who wanted to go over the hill to see what was on the other side. One by one, members of the group died and all were worried about who would inhabit the earth. Their joy was overwhelming when a man and woman, Mexicans I think they were, ambled into their camp. Prospects for adding to the group and the human race not dying out. Yes, the couple went over the hill and found nothing, and came back satisfied. The Bible says there will come a time when we'll hunt for the caves for protection. Dr. Al Amunson and his wife Lucille were here to see me the other evening. They are recently back from Texas where they spend the winters and they had made a trip into Mexico. They brought with them a Mexican product, an incense burner or it could be used for cigarettes. It is made of Mexican clay, has a face painted on it, big blue glass eyes, huge mouth opened for the incense, a peaked hat and a little chimney arrangement on the hat for the fumes to go up. I named him Pedro and callers examine him with interest. The Amunsons are going from here to Minneapolis to visit with their son. Bob and family and will seek out the good fishing places farther north. It must be fun to lead a sort of gypsy life - at least for awhile. But eventually, I'd want to take root somewhere and just go for short periods of time. Fortunately, we aren't all alike. Wouldn't this be a monotonous life if everybody was alike ? * * * Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Nasby were visited April 24 .by Mr. and Mrs. Orville Lefkin, who were enroute to Okoboji where they spend the summer in their trailer. They spend the winters in Florida. The women had not seen each other in 25 years and were in the same confirmation class. I asked Mrs. Nasby if her friend had changed much. She said, "Well, her voice is just the same." * * * Someone I had not seen in a long time and who called the other day was Ethel Ward Gardner. Her husband, Floyd, has been deceased for some time. She is much thinner than when I last saw her. She had with her, Mrs. Vern Fallenson, her daughter, who nurses at the rest home at Humboldt. While she is not a blood relative of Nan Ward, I told her I thought there was a resemblance, Ethel is a sister of Harry Ward, and Nan is bis wife, so of course, the resemblance was only coin- cidence, and others might disagree with me. * * * I have never met Mrs, William Wyatt, wife of the Call State Park custodian, but we have had interesting talks and she has promised to stop in some day and see me. Her husband is a "rock hound" too and has a machine that facets them. That is unusual and I asked her to bring some for me to see. * * * I noted In our last Friendship Haven pamphlet that Rev. Earl Burgess, former pastor here, is on the board of trustees. I remember so well being at our Methodist W. S. C. S. luncheon one time and Mrs. Wesley Dutton had attended the conference and gave us a report. She mentioned in particular that we would be pleased with our new minister. "He will be very easy to look at" she said. And it was true. He is a fine looking man as well as a fine pastor. * * * Automobiles on flat cars on the railroads! Now THAT'S the way to travel. I'll bet it will catch on quickly and tremendously. How nice to be in your own car with your family, yet not worry about road and highways and on the constant lookout for danger spots. It sounds wonderful for vacationers. * * * Since the picture of the Grove house appeared in the UDM, I have been told that the Roy Bjustroms were living in the house that burned and Dorothea, now Mrs. Frank Moulton, was just an infant. The house was owned by Roy's father, A. C. Bjustrom. Everything was lost. Roy and his family moved to the house west of Good Samaritan once owned by Mrs. Pool and now occupied by Denny Waller and his wife. * * * I am of a neat, tidy nature, but occasionally oaoers and notes of news get pushed back in a drawer and eventually land on the floor. This is what happened to an item some time ago when the Webb Fowlers visited Mr. and Mrs. William Levin at Cass Lake, Minn., and later the Mark Hennets at Percival. I'm sorry and henceforth will be more careful. * * * Being a crossword puzzle fan surely adds to one's knowledge. Even a man familiar with firearms couldn't answer ".. .ball. Bullet" Thanks to Mrs. Frank Rueb, I learned it is minie. And the French philosopher, 1828-1893, was Taine. Does that help any of the rest of puzzle workers ? * * * Hazel Burns (Mrs. J. D.)has a cousin Mildred Taylor (Mrs. Al Young) of El Monte, Calif., who came recently to attend funeral services for her sister, Mrs. William Batt. Mrs. Young reads my column and expressed the desire to Hazel to meet me, so Hazel said, "Go over to the Good Samaritan Home. She will be glad to meet you," and 1 was. We had a nice chat, and since I've been in El Monte, we had a good beginning. * * * Now I know what California smogs must be like. Last night (Thursday) I woke up with such a choked, wheezy feeling and an odor like gas pouring in my window. Mr. Nasby called a man to check us here and we were 0. K., but a heavy vapor was hanging low over the dump or disposal area and even when the night shift girls came to work, they noticed it and made comment. The north windows were closed here to keep the odor out, and after some more huffing and puffing, I finally went to sleep. This was We know It's going to hail, but we don't Imow where. To avoid gambling with YOUR crop, get the best hail insurance from Fanners Mutual Hail. You get fire and lightning protection on crops in the field at no extra cost. Over 130 trained adjusters to assure prompt, fair settlement of claims, Be safe—call your Farmers Mutual Hail agent soon! BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 6 N. Dodge Algono 295-5443 2323 GRAND AYL DES KOINES. M. 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