The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 18, 1966 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 18, 1966
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FROM THE ATTIC. ... TO THE VAULT (Your Hobby - And Your Neighbor's) By Dick Palmer I have been asked whether or not Bfforwood was ever enlivened by prowlers of a nonhuman variety. In the strict sense, not since the visitors I have in mind are permanent residents and no doubt consider us humans to be prowlers. Mother coon and her none too bright brood, however, are strictly nocturnal guests of the informal variety since they prefer the garbage area to the parlor. The attentions of this charming family are devoted to cabin five since "home" would appear to be somewhere in the rocky fence by the pasture. While they don't seem particularly fussy about their diet there is evidence to indicate that they would prefer a fish eating family in residence. They would also prefer untidy guests as the large open cans do pose a problem. My previous adverse comment on the general intelligence of the children is based on the simple fact that the problem is beyond their solution yet they persist. They can go up a small tree and drop from it into the large can but the little matter of exit is beyond their capabilities. Their plight, however, does not long remain unknown to the cabin. Take one metal can, fill with assorted small cans, add one frantic coon and the audio results can well be imagined. Consider the fact that this combination existed shortly after midnight on the evening following the human prowler episode and the result inside the cabin can well be imagined too. This necessitated a special trip to the garbage area to tip over the can and allow the departure of one young coon. A few nights, later, the same sounds were forthcoming but I managed to blot out the sound. Needless to say, I was reminded of my duty the following morning and promptly carried out my responsibilities. On any coon activities after retiring, I issued j bulletins duii ^ of course, hiflPbeetf not carry this card due to the limited demand. I have a few on hand if any of you want them for your collection. It is a most attractive item for a short message to an overseas correspondent. - o The other resident of more than passing interest in Quack- Quack. In this somewhat illogical world, you will be pleased to know that here logic prevails. Quack-Quack is a duck. Once there were three. While it is assumed that two perished at the hands of natural enemies, 1 feel that indigestion might be closer to fact. Veteran visitors to Briarwood will soon include the feeding of the duck as part of the daily schedule. Quack-Quack soon accepts getting fed as part of his schedule. If you maintain a regualr program, he will be waiting. If not, he may well 4 be somewhere in the swamp area across from the pond but he can be called. In the days of the three, they would answer but Quack-Quack slowly, silently, but efficiently makes his way thru the tangle to the docking area. Silence is immediately broken, once he gets on land. I know little about the basic intelligence of ducks but this one certainly knows the difference between the hand with the offered bits and the hand with source of supply. He will go for the king size if it is anywhere in range. He is an enthusiastic and sloppy eater. Convincing him that dinner has been completely served is somewhat difficult. I have tried to put the final bite in the water but he usually happily charges again up the bank. Generally, if I pck him up then and deposit him back in the water, Jie gets the message.- On my first visit when there were three, I called as sort of a jest from the porch. The cabin is hidden from a direct view of the water area. The sight of three ducks racing up the drive was something straight from Disney. Getting them back "home" was a problem so I do the visiting. I do hope that Quack-Quack will take care. Briarwood Just wouldn't be the same without him. - o I finally received the new 11 cent International Air Post Card from the Agency. It is a winner with a "Visit the USA" theme. The unusual feature is the pictorial section on the left front. The scenes are. in light blue and dark violet, the Rockies, New York sky line, and Indian on the plains, and the beach, likely Miami. The stamp, itself, features a map of the US and the Flag. Many post offices will HOSPITAL NEWS AUGUST 9 - Birth: Dr. and Mrs. D. J. Shey, Algona, boy, 6 Ibs., 12 1/2 oz.; admitted: Bernard Briggs, Verena McGuire, Algona, medical; dismissed: Mrs. Gary Mergen and baby, Algona; Marcia Wagner, Mary Bomtewyns, Rhonda Wagner, Algona, AUGUST 10- Admitted: Janet and Daniel Foertsch, Burt, T & A; Cynthia Welp, Bancroft, T 6 A; Geneva Dodds, Algona, medical; dismissed: Christina Thilges, Bruce Johnson, Algona; Michael Tietz, Fenton. AUGUST 11 - Admitted: Janet Hinken, Algona, T & A; dismissed: Mrs. .Anthony Schiltz and baby, Harold Colwell, 'Jerome Elbert,' Bruce Kent,'Algona; Cynthia Welp, Bancroft ( Janet and Daniel Foertsch, Burt. > AVGUST 12 -Dismissed .-Mrs. Zane Dodds and 1 jabv t Donald Ludwig, Baby Carol 'Pooch,' Algona; Carol Tietz, Fenton. . AUGUST 13- Admitted :DoU£- las Shey, Algona, boarder; Mabel Strayer, Algona, medical; dismissed: Mrs. D. J. Shey, Vern Krull, Bernard Briggs, Lucille Johnson, Janet Hinken, Algona. AUGUST 14 - Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Grimm, Algona, girl, 7 Ibs., 12 1/4 oz.; admitted: Wayne Mann, Burt, medical; Cora Hansen, Sexton, medical. AUGUST 15-Admitted: Mrs. Eunice Meyer, Burt, medical; dismissed: Bab}' Shey, Algona. INVINCIBLE METAL FURNITURE franchlscd dealer — Upper Des Moines Pub. Co. PORTLAND Vic'or Fitch Mr. .in i Mrs. Frank Becker and f A:\t\\-. 1 •••;;. Mo:i<lr. morning for M.ushdi, M.\, -.vhcre they visits! Mrs. rk-.-ker's sister and famih. UK- Turn Johns. They •,ver<~' :nf'sts Manila;., Tuesday .iivi '.'•>. iij.--.Lt;, nitht. WedncsflSy afteni<'«;'. they s.r.v "Rain Makers", a stage play put on I;;.' c Alf.-^e students. Thursday, they visited the Truman Memorial Lil'i.irv at Independent, Mo., and the Kartsas City Zoo at S-.vope Park, .arid in the evening they rent to the Star Light Theatre where they saw the musical "Oklahoma." Friday morning they saw the airport terminal, returning home Friday night. Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy and Paul called on Mrs. Howard French Friday at St. Ann hospital. Mr. French is in Veterans hospital, Des Moines. Mrs. Robt. Wood, Mrs. Edmund Larson and Mrs. Jack Thompson and John were Saturday callers in the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy. Linda and Janet Becker are attending Girl Scout camp at Clear Lake this week. Mrs. Russell Patterson took them to Clear Lake. She is troopleader. Levant Moore and family and I.eona Ha-tse visited Mr. and Mrs. Earl Zv.iefel, Lyle, Minn., and were dinner guests Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Williams •xnd Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bahling left Mondav on a tour. They stopped at Riceville and called at the Barb Hanimerstroms and on to Spillville to see the clocks, then to the Wisconsin Dells. They also visited the Atnana Colonies and went to Des Moines where the\ called on the I. L. Harringtons and returned home Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fitch and Judy, Mr. and Mrs. DwightRuse, Mr. and-Mrs. Stanley Ruse and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Andreasen attended a picnic Sim- day at the Richard Grosser home in honor of their little son, Randy Lee Crosser, who was baptized that day in the West Bend Methodist church. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crosser of West Bend and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fitch of Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Timer Harms and family, Titonka; Mr. and Mrs. Art Hix and family, Sexton; Geo. Hix, Doan; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Fitch and family, Rockwell; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fitch and family, Renwick; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Zimmerman and family, Whittemore; and many of the Crosser relatives and friends from Spencer and nearby also attended. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Graham of Ctv.ila Vista, Calif., are parents of a baby girl born Aug. 9, in the Naval hospital, weighing 7 Ibs., 11 oz. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Graham of Emmetsbtirg, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Rasmussen, Burt. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Erickson of Rodman and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fisher of Titonka were Sunday dinner cuests in the homo of Mrs. Eliz.ilHjth Kennedy in honor of Mrs. Kennedy's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Milford Smith of Burt were Sunday morning callers. Mrs. Louise Stockwell of Titonka was a Monday caller and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Leejier Tuesday visitors. David Rasmussen enlisted in the Air Force. His parents took him to Des Moines Sunday. He will go to the Lackland Air Base, San Antonio, Tex., for his basic training. "Let's be careful of our thoughts, they may turn into words." Thur*doy, August 18, 1966 Algona, (la.) Upper t)« 66TH HOBO DAY AND NATIONAL ANNUAL HOBO CONVENTION TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 BRITT, IOWA GALA PARADE . . . 9:3O A.M. £'.rc'.ion ji-.ui'.on ot ivinc; and Qucon o! i'.n- i'".o.;c • ... 11 a.m. Fri o i-ai!!ic;aii i>,'ow ... 12 noon Queens. bti;i>'..;. iiocits qalorc. >c« iii ilolm i';i\ Sri Sin>\» i():.'lO a.m. In !i iii ( ,!i •' i .!i'.v. !Vmin*i. - jii ion.« n ;irii>i*. Gul ..... i ,...,; I',-,.. A< ;/. Monday ovonina. Tui_... .«.r; in!. -moon anci evening. i'.oyul Ur.i.i-d d 1 . .ow* oi\ Midway L;.ii>:..t or.o-i.laY .'^silval in Iho Midwest "i.' •,-.•;••/'.> oi/ Comer. 1o Hobo Day BUJINEtt PERJONALITIEJ AND PATR.ONIZf VIKING OIL GO. GASOLINE AND FUEL OIL WE GIVE GOLD BOND or KINO KORN STAMPS BULK DELIVERY SERVICE Station and Bulk Plant North Milwaukee Depot ir CARGILL INC. Buyers & Sellers of All Grains • Get our bids on your grain befoie you sell. • Federal Licensed Storage Warehouse. Dale Kleingartner or Corwin C. Peer 419 S. Phillips St. Ph. 295-2741 BUILDING MATERIALS ' u ' ' !> "'"''-/.'J/'/, OF ALL KINDS AND T^PES "' ' !> "'"''-/.'J/'/,Vwii .„ ' Phone, 295-5266 • For Remodeling, Modernizing • For Farm fc Home Building • For Ready-Mixed Concrete COWAN CORP. SEE John B. Isebrand BUILDER-CONTRACTOR Titonka, Iowa Phone 928-2312 (He's equipped to handle any contracting job !) "HOMEBUILDING IS OUR SPECIALTY" •' \ ' Well Appreciate a Chance to* Estimate Without Obligation on any Town or-Farm Construction. TIETZ CONSTRUCTION CO. PHONE 110 BURT, IOWA BENWIBBEN Building Contractor All Types Building — Farm and Town 122 Sauth .Heckart, Algona Phone 295-21*5 (Please Call After 6:00 P.M.) Your Banking Needs SAFE e CONFIDENTIAL Serving and Growing with the Community ' IOWA STATE BANK ALGONA'S HOME-OWNED BANK ++»•»»».»»•••»»»••»»••»•»*••»»•••« MOREA Liquid feeds: FOR TOP GAIN IN LIVESTOCK Call Algona 295-3548 MOR - GRO MOREA FEEDS, INC. So. of Algona on Hwy. 169 JOHN B. ISEBRAND BUILDER - CONTRACTOR TITONKA, IOWA PHONE 178 We Welcome A Chance To Give You An Estimate On Residential, Farm or Commercial Building — No Obligation. CONTRACTING SINCE 1928 Equipped to construct homes in town or rural areas — and farm buildings and commercial structures are also a specialty, John B. Isebrand, builder-contractor at Titonka, is available to serve anyone with building needs in this entire area. Mr. Isebrand has been a contractor at Titonka since he arrived there in 1936. Besides new construction, remodeling and renovation of standing buildings is another of his lines. His shop is responsible for doing millwork and cabinet work needed in jobs which he contracts. He normally has a crew of 12 men dur-' 'ling the work season, and also hires plasterers, stone workers and paint-' ^ers as necessary to complete jobs. ^ 14 . > „ Besides building (and remodeling) many homes and commercial! 'buildings in and around Titonka, he has also done much work in the> ,,Wesley, Woden, Bancroft and Lakota areas. | i, Mr. Isebrand is happy to prepare estimates on all building needs ' •— s.o contact him, whether the job is large or small. Moving • Storage • Crating We Move Household Goods Anywhere Fully Insured - New, Modern Storage Warehouse All Types Crating - Phone 295-2271 POST Transfer & Storage Algona Implement Co. • FARM EQUIPMENT • FARM SERVICE S MOTOR TRUCKS HOME APPLIANCES Phone 295-3501 1407 Commercial St. ERNIE WILLIAMS Your John Deere Headquarters In Algona "The Quality Name In Farm Equipment" last of Algona on Highway 10 So. Phillips St. Cook & Heat with THERMOGAS The Preferred L.P. Gas BOTTLE AND BULK SALES GAS APPLIANCES THERMOGAS CO, of Algona Phone 295-2841 Algon« • * *•*• ALGONA PLUMBING ft HEATING THE FINEST IN PLUMBING AND HEATING EQUIPMENT e KoAur, Hbeew * Cr«|f ffrivrei e Rketia rUi Witu? (Melon, feftflWi. e Stoctric l«v* cr-Roolcr Btr* e U«'Alf* •«<! American Standard Fur* meet and Air CenelthNtitf . t INSlNKCRATOlTGtrtife Dlspoffl UtiU PHONi 295-5240 IN ALGONA »»»»»»•«>»»+»+++•»»»»».+ e e ».» e e e e e«

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