The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 13, 1966 · Page 7
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 13, 1966
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iiiiiiiiiiiiiiM I had not gotten around to reading my morning paper and when Hazel Burns phoned and asked if I had, I answered, "no." the item she referred me to waft about Allan Brunson, 60, who died in Detroit, Mich., and services were held there Oct. 1. So there is sadness in my heart again for I knew him and his family so well - knew him since he was born to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Brunson, uncle and aunt of my very good friend, Zada Brunson. Allan, a law graduate from Iowa City was chief counsel for the district office of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He is survived by his wife and a married daughter, Mary. His father died in Minneapolis a number of years ago, his mother and brother John and family made their home in Mason City for some time but Mrs. Brunson and John are deceased. Allan called on mother and me 16 years ago and he and his wife came to see me at Good Samaritan a year of so after I came here. I had a letter or two from them, but they seemed to just vanish. Allan was at one time a partner of E. J. Van Ness in the law office here. Allan was a wonderful person and his wife and daughter have my sympathy. * * * The October issue of "Arizona Highways" is one of the must beautiful I've ever seen. Such beautifully colored leaves. Algona is lovely, too, and I've been up and down the Mississippi when the scenery was colorful, but Arizona stands at the head of the list. Each month I say my thanks to you, Willis Bradleys, who are the donors. * * * Esther Willason brought me a book of poems to read - a small book, published in 1850 and given to her grandmother, Jane Corless. She was going to leave it for me to read, but the print was so fine that even with glasses it would have been too much of an eye strain. It was interesting to see the quaint publication. I gave a few of my father's to the library to put in the collection of old books. The print was a good size to read, but the- pictures ; -were quaint, little girls with their pantaloon's and boys with their short jackets. This letter I received Oct. 3 from Mrs. Jeanette Barker of Santa Susana, Calif, should end % all controversy on the "Gypsy Cemetery" on which so much has been written. I found it of interest and I am sure others will. Thank you, Mrs. Barker. "I think it might be of interest if I wrote of what I know and remember about the . "Gypsy Cemetery" and about that particular band of gypsies that buried their dead there. Our farm was about two miles north and joined the Annis farm icar which this cemetery was located. It consisted only of three or four graveyard plots enclosed with an iron fence and was situated within the limits of a larger cemetery known, I believe, as the Union Twp. cemetery. The ^ gypsies lost a member of their clan while traveling through that vicinity one year and asked permission to bury him there. In later years, they buried three or four others there and for a long period of time they made yearly trips back and cleaned ^nd cared for the graves. They, traveled in covered wagons and camped on the Black Cat Creek Evelyn just south of our farm and often came to our place to beg, borrow or steal. I recall that one day my mother baked an apple pie and placed it on the kitchen table to cool. Two of the women came and when they had gone the pie was missing. In later years, they came in automobiles and no longer came to our vicinity, but camped in a wooded area nearer Algona. The remains of those gypsies buried- there were removed many years ago, so there is no longer a "Gypsy Cemetery." * * + The Clarence Frasershave the kind of dog many a fisherman would like to have. He loves to help hunt night crawlers I He is unusual in his diet, too, for he likes grapefruit and plums. Well, I had a cat that was unusual, too. He liked cantaloupe and tomatoes. * * * The person who said if you don't want to use nail polish, rub soap on your nails, then buff. Well, naturally, I had to try it. I don't recommend it. Years ago, we used a certain powder, then buffed with a chamois skin buffer. Shortie Lowe and I were forever sitting around buffing our nails on our wool skirts, unobtrusively, of course — and you should have seen us get ready for a dance! Soak the nails in soapy water, apply the powder and rub as though we were doing floors 1 How simple polish is now. * • * * In a chat I had recently with Mrs. Clarence Fraser she said she had recently received a letter from her daughter, Irene, Mrs. Kenneth Wright, Medfield, Mass. Irene had been frying chicken, and all housewives know that once in a while the chicken grease "pops." Irene caught the "pops" on her face, suffered some burns, not serious, but enough to discolor the skin temporarily. * * * I think these are interesting statistics. "The oldest prayer beads in existence date from the year 1640 B. C. and were used by the Egyptian Pharoah Arroen- hotsep m. It consisted of 144 garnet bea'ds separated by silvef scarabs. Other oriental religions also used them. The Christian rosary, used by Catholics, is most recent historically, about 1200 A. D." * * * It's that time of year- "Brief observation on washing windows: The side there's a spot on is the side that I'm NOT on." • * * * We have passed the time: "A perfect autumn day is one when the lawn no longer needs mowing and the leaves haven't yet started to fall." * * * Among some papers which I believe were sent to me by Nannie McMahon a few years ago, was one I read with particular interest. Mrs. McMahon kept many clippings, so many of the persons mentioned I remember well, and so will many of the older Algonans. It was written by Nellie G. Bowyer, so well- known here, and Mrs. M. had written 1928 at the top. I will give only a small portion of it. "Hollywood, May 3 - Mrs. Thos. Stull, Glendale, recently gave a party in honor of Georgianna French and her daughter, Mrs. Cydney Laird, and others in attendance were Mrs. E. H. Reader (sister of Mrs. Nell McCall), Mrs. Morrison (sister of Mrs. "Peg- James), Mrs. Ring (mother-in- law of Tom Stull), Mrs. McNeil (Inez Ring), Mrs. Harry Stevenson, Mrs. Holdridge and Mary Kain." Another party mentioned was given by Mrs. T. F. Cooke. The house recently sold by Mrs. Milton Dahl to the Fareway company was known as the Cooke house years ago. (He was Captain Cooke). Guests were Mrs. Geo. Galbralth, Mrs. Joe Nicoulin, Mrs. Cina Hutchlns Call, Mrs. G. W. White (who was Lettie Hutchins), Mrs. A. D. Clarke, the Henry Adams (Mrs. was Irma Dee Clarke), Ed Adams, brother of Henry), the H. C. Rices, the Sumner Quartons (Bertha Cowles), Edwin Cooke and children, and Mrs. Bowyer. Mrs.' Bowyer gave an amusing account of attending a dance at Long Beach, danced with a stranger, as was the custom, and since she was properly chaperoned, she took a few turns' of the "light fantastic" but when he made a suggestion they meet again the next evening, Mrs. Bowyer decided it was time to nip romance in the bud. * * * Mrs. George Galbraith had kept a number of old programs of Algona events among which was an invitation to a "Social Party" to be given at the Russell House, a brick building that stood where our old Thorington house was- and now a vacant lot. The party was given Dec. 8, 1871. Another program was a concert given Those who know Know ; MINNEAPOLIS MOTOR HOTEL For Convenience... For Luxury Accommodations.,. I For Friendliness... For Budget Rates... For Resort- like Atmosphere... Easily Accessible to All Highways, • 105 DcliKhlful Ah- Conditioned Hooins mid Suid's • Nalidiial (iiild Mi'dal Award ln-iiU-d King-Si/.u SsuininiiiK I'oul • Complete Hotel • 24-Houi-S\viii-lil-«>iird • Tree TV • (May Arvii l'i>c Children ' • i » BabySiticr! WCtUEhl FOOP • Kednood Om IM< Room featuring Health Chaicoal Broiled Steak? • Colfee Shop i>pe" Uom 6;00 3 i» 'lill Midnight - CinkUil lounge. »mpl« FfM Puking in Frynl 01 Youi Room SINGLE ROOMS t 9.W U>* 9.50 OOUILC BOOMS t« lu.oo Childicu ui'Ori I; I HI I in ! ivvm *ilh A(MU. about 1880. Members of the orchestra were Dugald Wallace, first violin, A W. Sterzbach, second violin, V. H. Stough, coronet, Frank Cady (my uncle), double bass. Others were mentioned who were in the choral group and included Eva Cady (Mrs. Bert Goddard, my aunt). She gave a list of the 1896 graduates, which contained many familiar names, the better known ones, Irma D. Clarke, Chas. Chubb and Agnes Gilbride (Mrs. Joe Bestenlehner). The class of 1897 contained many names of persons so familiar. A few are Carrie Durant, Myrtle Call, Walter Stebbins, Roscoe Call, Ruth Purvis, Sidney Smith and many- others. To me the most Interesting part was her description of Hemet, the natural theatre where the pageant Ramona is shown each year and the fact that Walter Henderson, brother of Mrs. Elsie Cady, lived at Hemet. Mother and I had been there a few years previous to her writing, had seen the place where the entertainment was held, and her description of the surrounding country was accurate. SWEA-EAGLE By Mrs. Kenneth Brones Ililllllillllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll James Larson, son of the Harvey C. Larsens, came from St. Olaf College, Northfield, for Homecoming at Swea City Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Carr of Sioux Falls, S. D. were weekend guests at the parental Harold Carr home. Friday evening guests at the Carr home were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Magnusen and Sunday afternoon callers there were Mr. and Mrs. John Blum of Armstrong. Sunday evening supper guests at the Arnold Duer home were Mrs. Ben Hovland, Bricelyn, and Mrs. Hovland, Kiester, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ledden and family, Humboldt. Sunday supper guests at the William Gies home were Mr. and Mrs. George Weible, Lynwood, Calf., Mr. and Mrs. Louis Paulson and Mrs. Mary Weible, all of Rolfe. Mr. and Mrs. Mancil Hurlburt met Monday evening with representatives of the three state schools, Ames, Iowa City and Cedar Falls, at Charlies at Algona. Mrs. Laurel Peter sen and daughters were weekend guests at the home of her parents, the Otto Falks, Spicer, Minn. Eagle Homemaker swill be held at the home of Mrs. Mancil Hurlburt, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. There will be a lesson on fitting foundation garments. Election of officers was held with Mrs. Virgil Tokheim succeeding Mrs. Jim Koons as President of the group. Mrs. Kenneth Brones will become vice-chairman to succeed Mrs. Warren Brones and Mrs. Irvin Smith succeeds Mrs. Virgil Tokheim as sec. - treas. The organization Is con- sidering disbanding if attendance does not improve. Plans are to try two more meetings and if the attendance is still down the club will terminate. Nick Verdoes, father of Mrs. Russell Strayer, died after a week in a hospital at Hartley. Mr. Verdoes suffered a stroke and succumbed Saturday morning last week. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Hartley. The Sam Links were hosts to the Fred Link and Thomas Preston families Sunday noon at Fairmont for the Sam Link's 38th THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1966 Alfpna (la.) Uppftr DM Moln«~? wedding anniversary. In the afternoon, the Fred Links arid Sam Links were guests at the Tom Prestons in honor of Joey's 1st birthday. The Elvin Swansens and the Darrel Newlins were Sunday dinner guests at the home of Pauline Newlln and Mrs. Fred C. Newlin. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Picht, Armstrong, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Alice Mae, to Gordon L. Skhal, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Skhal of Big Palis, Minn. She is an Armstrong High School graduate, attended MankatoCom- merlcal College and has a position at Minneapolis. He graduated from the Virginia, Minn. High School, and is also employed at Minneapolis, the wedding will take place at Armstrong Nov. 26. _ Lightning mores 30,000 times as fast as a bullet. Don't Let Cold Weather Catch You Unprepared! ITS TIME TO *>O ACK UP CRYSTAL CLEAR Cover Your PORCHES & BREEZEWAYS WINDOWS AND DOORS with Genuine Shatterproof FLEX-O-GLASS The Only Plastic Window Material that carries a 2-year guarantee. The name Flex-0-Glass is printed on the edge for your protection. I Coits So Little, Anyont Can Afford It! S^O.Of) is .ill it tnkcs to cover ivpr.ige screen porch . . n o:ewnyles& Jib.00 . 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