The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 14, 1966 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 14, 1966
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— ——^ m mm mt ^f*mw~*mw~^~~^^-*m*r FROM THE ATTIC... ... TO THE VAULT (Your Hobby - And Your Neighbor'*) By Dick Palmer I won't attempt to provide a step by step account of the Ripley Believe It Or Not Miseum at St. Augustine. Words could not do justice to it and likely you would choose not to believe a goodly part of it. Iowa is represented, incidentally, by some typewriter art done by a lady from Burlington. In this case, I would not object to the $1.25 admission price for these three floors of absorbing interest. A rather realistic touch is the lounge area on the second floor where the foot sore can relax with a coke. The display features the antique, the odd, the artistic and the bizarre. You may admire the workmanship of an inlaid table corxtain- Ing some 11,000 pieces of wood (29 varieties) which took the craftsman more than 9 years to complete. You may wish hopefully that you, too, had a genuine shrunken head for-your den. Or perhaps, perish the thought, some weary gentleman might fancy the iron bridle from colonial times that was used to curb a nagging female. Many of the articles are desplayed in conjunction with the cartoon that first called them to the public's attention. Any collector or seeker 'of the different will enjoy this attraction. '<• - o - 'Our Florida visit also included a brief visit to my fellow columnist Grace's city of Sarasota. Other than the more placid surf, this city appeals to me more than Daytona. Summer is the off season time and motel rates are quite reasonable. If you come into the city from the north on highway 41, coin fans will find the Two Flags Coin Shop on the left. The sign is rather small as the owner also operates the motel. The coins are, however, well displayed, with the major strength being in Canadian. There are other shops as well, plus a stamp store, but this was the only stop I had time to make. Maas Department S$ore .is worth a .visit if you are interested in world wide crafts. I thought the Mexican section to be particularly good, with some excellent work in onyx and alabaster. Many of the antique shops were closed for the season. - o - From the collector standpoint, the major attraction would be the 45 acre Ringling estate with three separate museums, the Museum of Art, the Circus M'iseum and the Ringling residence built in 1925 at a cost of nearly $1,500,000. While many wealthy families built primarily for the sake of building, the Ringling home had a more practical motive, the housing of his art collection which contained the finest selection of Rubens in the world. For purposes of better display and greater safety, a .separate building was built in 1929. Despite the practical motive, there was, nevertheless, a full measure of opulence which no doubt impressed everyone except the Vanderbilts. After all, bathrooms in marble with gold fixtures can hardly be termed necessary. I didn't find the building itself particularly attractive, but the interior contains some miignificent doors,-desks and works in wood, marble and- glass. I doubt that any antique collectors in the area would miss it. - o - Only one room of the art museum had the contemporary jumble that is passed off somehow as art. Apparently this group haU been entered in some contest as three were $500 merit award winners. I would term them junk. I think nearly everyone would enjoy this exhibit, which is now owned by the-state of Florida. The junk room is useful as a bit of comic relief. The circus museum has considerable appeal and, depending on your age, will call forth many pleasant memories. If a circus .buff is in. the .crowd, the. rest of yon might as well go to the beach and come back for him later. - o - As a farewell note to Florida and by way of some helpful hints to any of my readers who may head that way, I feel that I should provide an Iowa translation to some of the quaint phrasing of the natives 1. "Shower" - anything less than a tidal wave. 2. "Refreshing afternoon showers" - for the vegetation, not people. 3. "Scattered showers" but where you are, it is a convention. 4. 30% chance of showers it WILL rain. 5. 50% chance of showers comes the deluge ! But fear not. The sun does brightly shine a good share of the time and courtesy seems to be a way of life. I like Florida. Son Born To William Sigsbees Mr. and Mrs. William (Bill) Sigsbee became parents of a son, their first-born, Friday at the Olmstead County Hospital at Rochester, Minn. Weighing 7- Ibs., 4 oz., the newcomer has been named William Mark. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Sigsbee, formerly of Algona and now of Sarasota, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Feaster, Algona. The latter went to Rochester Sunday, with Mrs. Feaster remaining there for the balance of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Sigsbee will arrive in Algona about the middle of August, to visit here and to see their new grandson at Rochester. Scholastic Honor To Miss Paetz Marilyn Paetz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Paetz of rural Algona, has been cited for scholastic achievement at Iowa University at Iowa City, where she is participating in the summer science institute. Marilyn will be a senior next fall at Algona high school, where she is a member of the Future Teachers of America,""sym- phonettes, both mixed and girls' chorus, as well as accompanist for chorus and group music. Titonkans Wed 40 Years turn to Wesley and move into the home vacated by Earl and family. Firecracker Injury BANCROFT- Mike Kayser,13 Thuriday, Jwly 14, 1966 Afgona (la.) Upper D«« Moln«-3 son of Mr. and Mrs. Albin Kayser of Bancroft, sustained a laceration above his left eye, shortly after dinner time, July 6, when a playmate put a firecracker in a tin can and lighted it. The exploding can struck the Kayser boy. hot water always... .-J Woman Injured Near Wesley Mrs. Roger Carroll, Big Rapids, Mich., was taken to the Hancock Memorial hospital at Britt suffering shoulder injuries, following a two-car accident about 11:30 a. m. Thursday. The crash occurred two miles west of Wesley on highway 18 when Dorothy Susan Becker, 55, Wesley, was making a left turn. Driver of the Michigan car in which the injured person was a passenger was Marvin B. Heyd, 19, Luther, Mich. Larry Hudson, deputy sheriff and investigating officer, estimated approximately $200 to the Becker car and $250 to the Heyd vehicle. He charged Dorothy Becker with an improper left turn at an intersection. The Heyd car had left 103 feet of skid marks before the point of impact, which was in the south lane of traffic. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Heifner of Titonka will observe their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday, July 24, from 2 to 5 p. m. at the Titonka school house. A short program will be hekl at 2:30. All neighbors, friends and relatives are invited. spent July 3-10 in the parental John Lickteig home. Guests recently in the parental P. C. Haynes home were the Bill Gardners of Carsbad, Calif., R. W. Saunches and Will Nadelhoffers of EauClaire, Wise. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Robinson and four children will move soon to a rural house on McGregor road, about six miles southwest of Wesley, which they have rented. Earl is employed on the night shift at Weidenhoffs. His parents, the Clare Robinsons of Des Moines, will re- when you heat water electrically! • After a busy day, nothing relaxes you so much as a hot bath . . '. and nothing is more satisfying than knowing you have plenty of hot water. With a fast-recovery electric water heater, there's always plenty of hot water wailing for you ... for baths, for dishes, „-—}, for laundry. An electric hot water heater is just one more step toward today's better living . . . electrically. ALGONA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES m. WESLEY Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lickteig and two children of Springfield Exchange DIP 16-CU.-FT. DIU NO-FROST Refrigerator with No-Frost 152-LB. 2 Glld«-Out SlMlvM No fin to dry out tr««tl looOl Ice Cube Chest stores extra ice cubes. And there's extra room for most everything in the 152-lb. No-Frost Freezer. Slide-Out Shelf makes it easy to load and unload. Positioned in refrigerator for maximum convenience. NoForced-AirBlast to dry out foods in refrigerator. Fresh foods stay fresh and moist days longer! Check this Kelvinator value! It tops anything for capacity and convenience at this special low price. You get famous Kelvi- nator Trimwall construction, lower operating costs, safer temperatures—all in a cabinet just 31" wide, 65" high. And no frost in either freezer or refrigerator. Save on its low, low price! Whether you cool it, cook it, wash it, or freeze it... do it in style with Coast-To-Coast Store AIGONA ED WOLF, Owner PHONE 295-5432 What will the others be worth a year from now? The Cadillac car holds its value far beyond any other automobile at or near its price. Let your Cadillac dealer explain today why now, more than ever, it's great . . . going Cadillac! There is one simple way to measure (lie worili of any oilier luxury car: compare it to the way a Cadillac keeps its value. l ; or Cadillac is the grand champion in this most telling of all motor car tests — and at resale returns a higher percentage of its original cost than any other car Iniilt in the- land. I here are many reasons. The first is Cadillac quality — rccogni/.ed wherever automohiles lire known. Then there is Cadillac heauiy and luxury— so advanced that the car retains its desirability long after others have lost (heir appeal. And there is Cadillac sale-Is-, perlor inanee, dependability and .operating economy. What wdl your car he worth a year—or even three years,—from now? If it's a Cadillac, (hi; answer is predictably pleasant. Ciet the facts today from your autho- ri/cd dealer. He's an expert in serving, the world's most demanding motorists—and his interest in your complete satisfaction will continue throughout your ownership. Isn't it time you put a Cadillac in your life? QM 71 ITS GRKAT...GOING '. /W/V SKI. YOfU AITIIOKI/KD CADILLAC DKAI.KK I OK TIIK KINKST IN SAI.I.S AND SKKVICK OF NKW AND L'SED CARS. SCHULTZ BROS, South Phillip* St., Algona, Iowa

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