The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 17, 1966 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 17, 1966
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strong wind tt otn the northwest ^ e ^ famll 3,^ there was no danger to the house wnere we ramuy wepl * ALONG TOWARD THE END of the year, we are expecting an addition to the family. It'll be a son, we predict, and we are already calling him, David. From all Indications he'll be our biggest one yet — around 200 pounds and over six feet in length. We've long needed another male in tha family, and when our daughter Mary Ann showed us the one she had picked for us, we couldn't have been more pleased. - o EVERY MOTHER DREAMS OF her daughter's wedding, almost from the time the little girl is born. 1 don't know how many hundreds of wedding stories I've written in the past, but with almost every one of them, the thought entered my mind how it would be when it came my turn to be mother-of-the-bride. I always knew I would cry at my jtaighter's wedding; 1 really didn't foresee that 1 would shed *a tear or two of frustration over my daughter's wedding. It isn't the marriage I'm worrying about -- that young couple seems to me Ideally suited. If s that gosh-awful 1700 mile distance that keeps me from fully participating in the preparations for the cermony! - o PROSPECTS OF THE WEDDING also have me pondering on what a short time life's richest blessings, our children, are loaned to us. About the longest period of time parents can reasonably expect to have their offspring in their household is twenty-one years. With our Mary Ann, circumstances and her independent spirit cut the time even shorter. - o MARY ANN WAS MY NICEST birthday present, as many of you already know. The day she was born, Sept. 25,1946, stands out as one of the happiest of my life. There had been several months of anxiety when we didn't know If there'd be a baby of any sort and we had lost her newborn brother Just the year before. Then it turned out to be an easy delivery, a healthy girl, and right on her mother's birthday! Her daddy was so happy he almost danced a jig In the Kossuth hospital corridor and he went out and ordered a dozen red roses as a birthday gift for both of us. - o MARY ANN WAS THE PRETTIEST new-born I've seen even to this day. Her brown eyes were as big as saucers, and although I know babies can't really see at the age of three hours, when they first brought me to her, I could have sworn she was looking me over. She wasn't exactly a cuddly baby, but she was a most satisfactory one. Right from the start she seemed to know exactly what she wanted. - o ONE TIME WHEN SHE was about three, after her sister, Jean was born, I bought a new pair of denim pants for Mary Ann. "You'll like these", I said when I took them up to her after her nap, "These are jeans." Mary Ann protested violently. "I don't wanta wear anything that belongs to the baby!", she howled. It seems to me she has been grown up ever since. The summer before she was in eighth grade, times were hard for us and .Mary Ann. wanted new clothes. So she baby-sat all 'summer from 8 in the ^morning untif late at night at the rate of 25? an hour. Her sister is still wearing some of the nice wardrobe she bought then. It was about his time Mary Ann decided she wasn't ever going to be very good looking (strictly her own opinion) so she might as well stand up straight and make the best of her assets. Her posture has held my admiration ever since, as well as her sewing ability. - o- MOVING TO FLORIDA WAS an upsetting experience for our whole family, but especially for Mary Ann who was in the middle of her junior year in high school — a terrible time to transfer. She doesn't make casual acquaintances easily and she honestly tried to like it here. But the minute school was out she took the money her Algona friends had been sending her, a nickel or a dime at a time, added it to the funds saved from going without school lunch and hopped a bus to Iowa. That was when she met David, and I suspect she knew right from the start that it was the "real thing". She came back to us for her senior year, managed to make friends at school, date a bit and be a real comfort to her old mother. But with graduation, she headed north, got herself a good job, and resumed the friendship with the "Burt Kid". - o FATE ON THE WHOLE HAS BEEN remarkably kind to us In our children, but I have one small complaint to make. Why In the world do two of our children decide' to have weddings in Iowa at the time of year when the weather Is at its worst there and the climate at its very best in Florida? None of us made it when Kathy and Bill were joined, and Father's work definitely will keep him from Mary Ann and Dave's wedding. ButPm checking airline schedules, saving my pay check and keeping my fingers crossed. Maybe I'll be there in person as well as In spirit! - o GRANDMA'S BRAG DEPARTMENT: William Mark Slgsbee, now of LaCrescent, Minn,, at four months has one bottom tooth, can roll over by himself, weighs 16 pounds, 6 ounces, is 25 inches long, and has a girl friend! - o DURING THE WEEK bF NOV. 13 through 19, people having birthdays include Tom Kolp, Henry Engstrom, Harriet Benschoter, Hollis Benschoter, Bob McCullough, Dixie Keith, Lynn Marie Thuente, Steve Ostrum, Helen Ferris, Mary Lou Ruhnke, Carol Nagel, Paula Lockwood, John Schutter, jr., Cynthia Jo Wellendorf, Jim Miller, Steve Bloom, Kris Meyer, Roxann Voyles, Art Ashton, Mike Moulton, Richard Diamond, Hehriett Boekelman, Jill Lockwood, Marjorie Pickford, Richard Deal, Marion Ferris,, William Mark Bourne, Kristy Kent, and Snarl Sheakley, Wedding anniversaries include Mr, and Mrs. Bill Colwell, Mr, and Mrs. Webster Orton, Mr. and Mrs. David Merryman and Mr. and Mrs, Dale Lockwood. - o- THIS WEEK'S RECIPE is for Black Forest Frankfurters, 3 slices bacon 1 pound skinless frankfurters, sliced 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 1, l pound can tomatoes 1,10 ounce package frozen lima beans 1 tsp, Worcestershire sauce. 1 tip, curry powder. Cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and saute frankfurters and mushrooms in fat. Add tomatoes, beans and sea* soalngs, Mix well. Simmer on top of stove (or 15 minutes or bake in a 375 degree oven for 35 minutes. Just before serving, crumble bacon and sprinkle over mixture. Make 6 servings, "^ GRACE Jftotra* tttftlWHID HAS , •* A1 * ona - Iown Conjrau of March 3, 1879., SECOiND SECTION for Office supplies and Metal Business Furniture visit the Piffle? Supply Pept. of THE UPPER DBS MOINES'PUB. CO. THE ALGONA UPPER P88 MOINES - Kossuth County's Pioneer Newspaper, now in its 101st year, from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The battleship "Maine" was launched, November 18, 1890. John L. Lewis resigned as president of the ClO, November 18, 1940. Lincoln made his Gettysburg address, November 19, 1863, TheW. C. T. U. was organized, November 19, 1874. The French crossed the Rhine River, November 20, 1944. German war criminals went on trail at Nuernberg, November A wartime prohibition act was passed, November 21, 1918. The "China Clipper" took off on the first trans-Pacific air mail flight, November 22, 1935. Rumania signed a treaty of alliance with Germany, Italy, Japan and Hungary, November 23, 1940. The first B-29 raid on Tokyo was launched from Salpan, November 24, 1944. Santa Glaus Is Coming! DECEMBER 1966 SUN MON TUES WED THUR SAT The Christmas shopping season will be officially kicked off here Friday, Nov. 25, with Santa Clausr Day. Prom that time on, all local stores not already filled with Christmas shopping goods and ideas, will be. Santa Glaus will be here Nov. 25 in his brand new suit, which was purchased by Salesman's Bureau with funds raised recently during its annual Pancake Day. There will be no school that day, due to Thanksgiving vacation, so Nov. 25 will give parents an opportunity to visit local stores with their little ones to get ideas about their wants when the real Santa Glaus makes his rounds a month later. The Retail Bureau of the Chamber has also announced the schedule of nights local stores will be open (besides the regular Friday.slate)., ttlopkslike this: -..j••• ^ Dec. 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22. Friday nights falf on Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, so there will be 12 big nights in all during the month of December in which to complete Christmas shopping in Algona, Store managers and owners have told the UDM that they have already received quite a bit of Christmas merchandise - and some of it is already available. Be sure and remember the date, Nov. 25, bring the kiddies to Algona for their visit and gift of candy from Santa - and start your Christmas shopping. Selections are always better and more complete early in the season. Preston Farm Loses Bldgs, Grain In Fire An early morning fire destroyed three farm buildings on the Jim Preston farm two miles south of Swea City last week. The ravaging blaze was noticed by Harry Tish about 4:45 a.m. that morning from his farm northeast of the Preston farm. He drove to the farm and awakened the Preston family to tell them of the fire. THIS INVESTMENT COSTS YOU NOTHING! THESE ARE NO FEES, commissions, interest or other costs attached to our Investment Savings Accounts... either when you open one or when you withdraw. In fact, we pay you at a generous high rate ,. . and compound your profits! Current Dividend Rate 4 1/2% Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. AH Accent* *iHy iiuvi*4 Te $1S,000 r 8ive From The 15th — Earn From TOe Jit^ f INC! W7~AU»PNA, IOWA All Savings Accounts Insured up to $15.000 by the Federal Pavings and Loan Insurance Corporation of Washington, D. C. When the Swea City Fire Dept. arrived pn the scene at about 5 a.m. nothing was left but burning corn from a corn crib and a large amount of hay that was in the flattened barn. The corn crib which contained this years corn crop was completely burned as was a Ford tractor and mounted picker, an elevator and a feed mixer which was in the large corn crib. Cattle that were in the barn were uninjured. The barn was completely filled with hay and straw for the winter months. The barn also contained a cattle feeder as well as tools. All but one hog escaped from the burned up hog house also. It was believed that the fire must have started about 4:05 a.m. as the main fuse of the home was apparently blown out, causing the electricity to go off. Thankful for a relatively FOR A TRULY COLORFUL CHRISTMAS ... It'e good to get home ... after a day of hard work or hard play. And it's pleasant to relax with cool, refreshing beer. In fact, 65% of all the beer produced in this country is enjoyed at home. It cheers your taste as it renews your zest. So, make yourself at home . . . with beer. UNITED STATES BREWERS ASSOCIATION, INC. P.O. BOX 189, OSCEOLA, IOWA GO ZENITH - IN COLOR/ There is only one thing that would make a more exciting Christmas gift than a Zenith television set: a COLOR Zenith television set. Take the Zenith Casablanca model (shown above) for example. Imagine the holiday excitement your family would experience if this masterpiece of television styling and reception entered your home. Enjoy the full color viewing of precision- built Zenith television this Christmas. Stop in today and look over our many models. We have the model, size and price to make your family's Christmas merrier. NORTH IOWA APPLIANCE CENTER 310 E. State Algona in other words.. • income extender Reduced Rate Planned By Power Firm r»U reduction of 1978,000 jxr yttr hu bMa MM with th/lowt Com. porUd Thunfcjr owe* Coamluioa by tin |owa Etetrle Ufht Powtr Co., u wit announce WtdnMday* ~ ' ^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H|piiimB(BBHBIBBB^^^Bmmp Perhaps jrou've noticed how your income doesn't go as far as it did a year, two yean or five years ago. The cost of everything seems to be going up — except the cwtof eectricity for 86% of Iowa Electric's urban residential users. The new rate reduc. ton T the eighth since 1936 — will represent a savings of $875,000 for Iowa Electric customers! When you make up your family's budget! % '- '***% te * in other words important economy instant energy light §n<J power company

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