The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 28, 1966 · Page 7
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by 11 on smith ED WYNN, the "perfect fool" of the old Texaco Fire Chief program on radio years ago, was one of our favorite all- time comedians. His death last week ended a stage, TV and film career that spanned 64 years and ran the gamut of jokester to serious actor without too many hitches. The dally papers told of his not-too-happy merriedlife (he had three wives and divorced all, the last in 1955) and how he gained fame early in life after changing his name from Edwin Leopold to Ed Wynn. He made his acting debut at the age of 16 in 1902 - and while he became known to most persons through TV appearances in later life - most of our recollections are from the Fire Chief radio show and his very funny bantering with Graham McNamee, who besides being one of the top announcers in the business was also a fall guy for Ed. All this fame came after Ed was disowned by his father because the father didn't want him to disgrace his own name. We'll say this - if one of our sons should ever decide to stray from home and hit it like Ed, ^e wouldn't disown him and would be happy to change our name to match his! WE'LL bet acting Postmaster Ed Farrell of Algona wishes it was this easy. His son Dickie has been a friend of ours for some time, even though only a lad of five or so. Anyway, Dickie reported to us that his dad's duties at the local post office consist of counting stamps all day - and the little boy says he doesn't count the little ones, just the five centers. How about it, Ed? A customer entered a hardware store and told the clerk she wanted a three-quarter inch pipe plug. The man asked, "Do you want a male plug, a female plug, or both?" "I just want to stop the leak," the woman replied, "I don't plan to raise them!" JUST a note to anyone sincerely interested. We still have a ticket application that anyone can borrow to order $100 tickets to the Midwest Democratic Dinner, honoring President and Mrs. L.B.J. at Des Moines this Thursay, June 30. We went out and tried to get donations (to us) in an effort to collect the $100 but didn't have any luck. I'll bet the one guy we asked who offered two cents was a Republican - or a road Democrat! WHO was the tallest President of the United States? This is really easy - Abraham Lincoln. That's why they called him Honest Abe. - ?PROBABLY a lot of Iowa University football fans failed to notice the story in the dailies June 15 about the death of Mrs. Nile Kinnick, Sr., 72, at Omaha. She was the mother of Nile Kinnick, Jr., undoubtedly one of the greatest football players ever to wear the Old Gold and Black. Young Kinnick was a U. S. Navy pilot during World War fi right after his graduation from SUI and died in a crash while on a training mission, He led the Iron Men to a great season in 1939 - one which saw the Hawks lose only once, to Michigan's powerful 11, featuring Tom Harmon and Forrest Evashevski. Like many Iowa fans, the death of Nile hit us pretty hard, because we were lucky enough to be in the stands at Iowa City twice in '39 as the Hawkeyes dumped Notre Dame, 7-6 (on a Kinnick smash for a TD and drop kick for the PAT), and Minnesota, 13-9, on a brilliant 2-touchdown rally in the fourth quarter that saw Nile hit Bill Green and Erwin Prasse with 6-point passes. Yesslr, he was quite a footballer. His mother was a daughter of George Clark, a former Iowa governor. Nile Kinnick, Sr., a son, two grandchildren and a brother survive. HOW about this classified ad Wanted - Man to manage accounting department in charge of 20 girls. Must like figures. ONE local resident came up with quite a quip the other day. He had traveled over a lengthy stretch of newly- repaired highway which was rougher than a cob, when he happened to think of the sign which greeted him as he approached the area. The sign was the typical announcement, saying the following highway improvement project was the result of your tax dollars at work, or something like that. "If that's the kind of job my tax dollars are doing," he said, "I'd like my money back!" WHILE on the highway subject, here's a plan that would save the taxpayers a big gob of money - and at the same time save a lot of lives. Why not quit repairing the present roads and highways (thereby saving taxes) for five years or so, which would result in some of the largest pot holes and worst roads imaginable. Now it would be impossible to race around on poor roads with high powered machines, so the highway death toll should be reduced. WE wonder if there are many persons who realize when they (or their children) get on the rear portion of the seat on a motorcycle or motorbike they are asking for what could be pretty stiff hospital bills. As we understant it, the passenger on such a vehicle is not covered by insurance, even if the driver is. The same is not true of auto" insurance, which covers not only the driver, but also passengers (if the coverage is complete). -?- MEN never make passes at girls who wear glasses - unless they have good frames! Irvington 4-H Irvington Ideals 4-H club met at the St. Benedict Hall on June 18 , called to order by Vtce- President Sharon Hf.x. A discussion was held on dates for Achievement Day, the July and August meeting, Demonstrations were given by Frances Jenkinson, Rachel Jenkinson and Barbra Mayer. If It's News, We Want It! I SENECA Barbara "Andre, daughter of the Kenneth Andres, has spent the past week with her grandparents, the Louis Lammers, Graettingef. Mr. and Mrs. Andre honored their daughter, Joy, on her 10th birthday anniversary by having friends in for birthday cake. Enjoying the courtesy were Brenda Menz, Jeanette Ohnemus and Sheila Madden. Coffee guests included Mrs. Chas. Beaver and Mrs. Henry Wilberg. Charles Beaver was an evening guest. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Petersen have a new grandson, an 8 lb., 10 oz. baby boy born to their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Friest of Badger, la., on Friday, June 17. The Petersens drove to Badger Thursday evening and brought their granddaughter, Doreen, home with them. Attending the Odey Cherland's open house on their 25th wedding anniversary, June 19, at Burt, were Mr. and Mrs. Ted Jensen, Becky and Karol, Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Oftedahl, Mrs. Art Bergum, Audrey and Cathy, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. John Johannesen and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Looft. Mesdames Ole Pedersen and Henry Looft were hostesses to the Seneca Lutheran church women Thursday afternoon at the church parlors. Mrs. Curtis Olsen had charge of the devotions and cause, and Mrs. Edna Johannesen presented the Bible study. A skit was presented by Mrs. Ted Jensen and Mrs. John Johannesen. Mrs. Kenneth Andre was a guest. Mr. and Mrs. David Looft and sons were Father's Day dinner guests at the Glen Hoppe home, rural Truman. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilberg and Dennis and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Halverson and Merle, also Barbara Halverson Westlind and daughter of Devil's Lake, No. Dak., attended the wedding of Delmar Lee at Estherville. Show Place The National Arboretum, Washington, D. C. is one of the nation's showplaces, an open- air museum (showing a collection of shrubs and trees) ', Junt 2ft, 1f66 Alf«*«, (to.) Uyp«f P* M*tt*» many as 20,000 visitors per day come to see some 7,000 varieties of tree* and shrubs. spreading some 415 acres along the Anacostla River, a tributary of the Potomac. As VACATIONS LOWEST PRICES EVER home/office/store ADDING AND SUBTRACTING MACHINES Precision-Built/Lightweight • Electric and Hand Operated • 8 & 9 Column Total , • 10-Key & Full Keyboard Automatic Credit Balance Direct Subtraction Automatic Punctuation & Space-up Feather-Touch Single-stroke Control • Smartly Styled Unbreakable Case HAND ADDER ELECTRIC AS SUBTRACTORS 9 Col. total $74.50 8 Col. total PUBLISHING COMPANY WERE YOU COUNTED? THE U.S. BUREAU OF THE CENSUS IS COMPLETING ITS SPECIAL CENSUS OF It is important thnt the census include all of the people who were living in this place on the official date of the census which is given below. If you were living here on this date and believe that you were not enumerated for the census, fill out the form presented below and mail it to the Census Supervisor. My address on (Number and street) (City, Slate) (Apartment number) Residence located between and . (Name of street) (Name of street) NAME OF EACH RESIDENCE PERSON WHOSE USUAL PLACE OF WAS IN THIS HOUSEHOLD ON CENSUS DATE (Enter last name first) RELATIONSHIP OF THIS PERSON TO THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD AS HEAD, WIFE. SON, ROOMER, ETC. SEX COLOR OR RACE AGE LAST BIRTHDAY CUT'OUT THIS FOKM AND MAIL TO: Census Supervisor U.S. Bureau of the Census CITY HALL ALGONA, IO.TA

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