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Alqono KoMuth County THURSDAY, N0V, 10,i'lMt - ALGONA, IOWA y jV ^br V JUDGING A BEAUTY CONTEST isn't easy. In fact 16 hopefuls all pretty and smartly dressed 'had the Old Goat thoroughly confused. Fortunately the other two judges were women, so all the Old Goat had to do was act interested (no problem) and let the two women fight it out. Women are much more critical of girls than the Old Goat. He would have awarded 16 first prizes, which no doubt would have had the sponsor in a tizzy because he'd have to wood up 16 prizes- At any rate the Old Goat apologises to those who didn't make it, and observes for their benefit that he was out-numbered in the -judging two to one not very good odds. Fortunately the winner wasn't to be declared until the next day but the Old Goat got out of that town in pretty fast jigtime with his conscience hurting a bit. Didnt seem fair to name just one. # * * WELL THE DOGS who specialize in such things have new decided it's OK to talk baby talk to e baby. Used to be the bigdome gents said to talk edult talk so the brats would telk adult when the grew up. The docs didn't say anything •bout baby talking to a babe. Fellow could get into trouble thet, way, so he could. * '. * * ICKY-POO is going to get married. Icky-poo is a gorgeous creature but When the Old Goat started calling her that she was a giggling long-legged little girl with a grin full 6f holes where teeth had been. She used to pass the office on foot and fired back at the Old Goat whenever he called her Icky-poo Kinda makes the Old Goat sad in a way to see these little girls grow up, but as the song says they grow up in such an inter esting way. Now instead of walk ing past the'office She sails'past in a car and the grin now shows perfect teeth- But there's still thai twinkle of the eyes of the little girl of some years ago. The Old Goat is going to miss both of them. _ • -x- * * ANDY WILLIAMS is weaning the Old Goat away from the Funny camera and what's my line shows. Andy: has a new format for his show and it's . a dilly this year so far. Andy somehow got the message he was over-exposing himself and now he lets the guests do their stuff without horning in too much. And his show has some good dance numbers and everyone acts like they're having fun. It's a better show than he had last year and while he still drags Wall Lake in occasionally he's gone a long way since he left that Iowa town. THE OLD GOAT can't report on the Danny Kaye show. He passes it up. Danny hogs the spotlight and has so many skits with him dressed up supposedly funny that the Old Goat has had it as far as he is concerned. Gar ry Moore is slipping again after having a good show or two but maybe Carol Burnett as a gues this week can give it some oj its former zip. The show made Carol a star, but by the same token she made the show- The Old Goat watches Ed Sullivan with the sound turned off until something good comes on— about once a show. That's the best way to watch thoise female yelpers who .slink around and moan off key. None of those featured dames can sing worth sour apples. * * «f THANK HEAVENS politics is •over for a couple of years. Some of the TV commercials were pretty stupid. Heading that list was the one of Bobby Kennedy giving a pitch for some local candidate in Minnesota with the candidate standing there grin, ning like a mule eating cactus. Then there was the guy who had taken grade school declamatory and made with the gestures in making his pitch. Yuccck. Television can be pretty cruel to candidate who doesn't have what television takes. W.ell, anyway, some of the same old shows cw television will have a new look —for a while at least. How long the giant Galapagos tortoise lives is uncertain, but scienitists estimate from growth rings around the plates on their backs that some are over 150 years of age. pupils at Ottosen in capitol visit ©Mown—Melba Fox and her 14 sixth graders and Mrs. Gladys Turley and her 20 sixth graders from Liver more went to Des Moines, Oct. 31. At the capitol building they saw the assembly room of the representatives and' senate, the supreme court rooms, the law library, the' governor's office and his desk. They saw the desk of Governor Lucas, he had made himself. They walked through the tunnel to the state office building. At the historical building they saw stuffed animals, a cones- toga wagon, a stage coach, the first car, in Des Moines, a wooden bicycle, Indian artifacts, Rate Shelley's lantern, newspapers, both old and new. Photo- Big role Linda Dotid?, a Ottumwa Heights static copies were being made of ,he new newspapers as they came in from all over the state ["he Newspapers went back as far as the Civil War, and they saw an account of Lincoln's assassination. They drove by the governor's mansion .and stopped at the Merle Hay Plaza. They lost over a half hour of time when a Livermore boy was missing for a ;ime. Mrs. Allen Wehrspann was :he driver. Miss Fox's group had iust finished studying this unit an Iowa history and Mrs. Turleys students were just beginning the unit. OLD TIMER TO VISIT Two in Ottosen, Lawrence Telford and Naomi Struthers, had a surprise Tuesday when Eugene Culver, Chicago, called. Mr. Culver is the son of the first superintendent here, and it had been 60 years since he was in freshman at college has been selected for the role of the "Empress" in the three act comedy, "The Emperors New Clothes", Charlotte Chorpenning, Dec. 8 in the Heights Auditorium. The play is directed by Mrs. Peggy Brinkhoff, the speech teacher who also .has a ohildrens program on TV. She is the daughter of the Wm. Dodds and a 1966 graduate of Gariugan, She was active all four years in school in high school receiving top ratings at district, diocese and state contests- Ottosen. Norman Carr, Hot Springs, Mont., stayed with the Howard Hellicksons this weekend. Mr. Carr brought cattle from his ranch to Hu'mboldt to sell Monday. The Alvin Fossels, Thor, were also Sunday visitors. Richard Kinseth had a birth- Bend, -.'• .•'•- ' •• • .. •'•:'•.."• .-;••; Mrs, Essie Cooper Went . Spirit Lake Friday to-JWe nfp sister, Mrs. Ms*y Haftsfcti ill rest'home. She was an overnigm guest at Robert Hansett's, £ The Kenneth Rees, Clarion, Were Thursday guests at,H./p. Berths. Mr. Kee is Mr*. Befl- sqn's brother; Saturday tnfe Kees left for the winter in Flor Ida. David, Son of the Gerald Hoff man's had his fourth birthday Wednesday. Thursday his grand* mother, Mrs. Mabel Rinehart, Ogden, came. Sunday guests were his paternal grandparents the Martin. Hoffman®, Ogderi, and Gjorgen'Ornesses, Mankato. Mrs. Roy Enockson has had as visitors during the week, the Rev. Robert LeMont, Mrs. Chris Anderson, Mrs. Gunda Eflook- son, Mrs. Oliver Kinseth, Mr$. fennie firatland, Mrs. Percy 1 Watmen, Mrs. Loran Daniel, Mrs. Earl Olson, Morgan Hagen, tfrs. Judith Hoover, Bode, the Dlmer Ericksons, Rodman, the lussell Enocksons, Plover, and Mrs. Ida Worster, Rolfe. Church group to hear Ecuador missionary S«n«ca—Speakers ait the Blak- jer Lutheran church Woman's Thanksgiving program and family night will bs the Herb Myers, Cylinider. They spent ; several weeks last winter in the Macuma Mission Station in eastern Ecuador and will tell of work there and show slides. The station is under the- Gospel Missionary^ Union, Smithville, Mo. It is anj interdemoninational faith mi*-i sion board. The Rev. Frank Drown, is the head of the Ma^ cuma Station. The work is among Jivaro Indians, who once were New owner day Saturday and his son Craig also had his birthday Friday Sunday guests were tfne Lee Whitakers, Omaha, Olvin Haugs Oliver Kinseths, Mrs. Elaine Kinseth and children, Algona the James Bargers and Rhonda and Mrs. Tillie Ketelsen, West James W. (Jim) Sloter, Forest City, is the new owner of Kossuth Oil Co., formerly Blue and White One-Stop. He is presently commuting from Algona to Forest City. His wife Marsha, and two sons, Dan, 8 and Mike,'3^, Will move ta Algona after Christmas. Jim was fleet maintenance supervisor of 50 vehicles for the Winnebago Industries, Forest City, prior to the new ownership. SAIY IS DIAD A daughter bqfti to the Allen K. Christensens, Oskaloosa, Nov. 4, died about id minutes after birth. Mrs. Christensen is the formerJan Bode, daughter of the Floyd Bbdes, Algona. Graveside services were held at St. Mary's cemetery at Oskalo6sa. Also surviving are the fiternal grandparents, the Louis Christen' sens of South Dakota, and maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Edna Cruikshank. LOCALS Nancy Kramer, daughter of the Marvin Kramers, spent the weekend with her aunt and uncle, the Vernon Kramers, Liver more. Recent guest* of the Clarence Riebhof/s. were their son-in-law and daughter, Lt. and Mrs. Richard Rath. Lt. Rath has just completed his basic training in offi cer's training school at Lacklanc air force base, San Antonio Texas. The couple left Monday for Chanute AFB, Champaign 111., where he will be enrolled in a technical school. Last Thursday evening dinner guests were their sons-in-law and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Tschetter, Scott dreaded headhumters and head-, shrinkers of the Ecuadorian jungles. The program will be held-Nov. 17, at 8 o'clock at the Blakjes Lutheran church. All interested persons are cordially invited. Refreshments will be served. 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