The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 10, 1967 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 10, 1967
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Hello 1967 J I hope you'll be a good boy and get all the problems solved left undone by 1966. I hope you'll take care of this war situation, get it over with victory to the U. S. and cohorts, get the budget balanced by at least a few million less, discover new cures for dreaded diseases - oh, you have a lot to do - and if you get half of it done, you'll be a pretty good fellow. * * * The past year has been rather uneventful for me except one sorrow and one joy - the death of my cousin, Edwin Cady, in August, and the birth of little Katherine Kienilff in October. Pve been well (better knock on wood) and hope I continue to be in as good health. * * * New Tear's Eve found me in bed about 9:30. I'd liked to have stayed up and listened to Guy Lombardo, but even his music, which I love, didn't appeal to me as much as Morpheus. But the joke is on me. I didn't get to sleep, so when the 11 o'clock shift came on, I had them tune in on Lombardo. I listened to a few pieces, then had him turned off and settled down. * * * I watched the Rose Parade but didn't think it was quite up to its usual beauty. I saw it in 1924, going to Pasadena early and it was a chilly day. Oh, the sun came out beautifully, but I wore a winter coat and was very comfortable. It seemed to me this year's floats lacked the daintiness and delicacy of former times, yet it was interesting and I like seeing the palm trees, ugly as they are with their tall trunks topped by tufts of leaves which remind me of a rooster with only his tail feathers left. Boy I Won't I be slapped down by California addicts I * * * Velma Hagg told me her daughter, Dorothy Tolsdorf, and family were to be at Hugh Blacks for New Years (Monday, that is) and would see the parade over Hugh's new color TV. The George Kains were there, too, and I had a little chat with Hugh. He said it came in beautifully and thought perhaps my lack of enthusiasm was due to lack of color, and that may be it. The Haggs reached Monrovia Saturday night, tired but safe, thank goodness. They got stalled in Omaha, but Albert and Florence have a son living there and they stayed with him until roads were ready for travel. * * * There have been so many family gatherings and one large one was held in Ft. Dodge at Zelba and Ralph Browns. They are former Algonans and will be well remembered. A son, Everett, is in service, located in South Carolina. He had been -told he would have a month's leave, so planned to come here to visit the Browns. Then his leave was chopped down to 15 days and he gave up the idea of coming to Iowa until his four year old son made such an issue of it. He said, "We've just GOT to go to Iowa," Asked why it was so important, the little fellow replied, "We just GOT to go because I bought some mittens." That clinched it. They came piyj those T n *tt 0 ' 1 s re*"V In mighty handy. Now the question in my mind is HOW did a store in South Carolina happen to carry a stock of mittens, unless they figured a lot of folks might be going home to the north at Christmas time? Smart merchants. Pd say. * * * Sue Anderson showed me one of her prize gifts — a flashlight that doesn't need batteries. As everyone knows, batteries don't last long. All she has to do is plug it into a light outlet and recharge it * * * Someone left a Congregational Young Couples calendar on a chair near my bed and when I awoke from my nap, there it was. Thank you, and I am wondering who made the delivery. * * * Also, thanks to Mrs. Alwin Huenhold for bringing me a desk calendar. We had a nice chat about the Presbyterian-St. Luke's hospital where her daughter, Joyce, is an R. N. * * * It makes me feel a little downhearted thinking of the burning those houses on Call street. Tve had such a lot of fun in the house Marg Dahl owned, and the Ann Hanson house was once owned by the Quartons before they built their brick house onSouth Minnesota street. The houses were offered at ridiculously low prices, but there were no takers. I suppose the cost of moving them was prohibitive. Cutting electric cables is costly and I suppose almost any route they could take would involve a lot of that. It seems as though at that price, many men would be glad to salvage the lumber. * * * All I could glean on Stella Sweitzer for the person who was evidently compiling a geneology could be obtained from Marc Moore or Marguerite Moore Gardner it would seem to me, but I asked Father Dailey's help and from the Episcopal church records he came up with statistics. * * * Well do the persons of my generation remember John Sweitzer, Algona's night watchman. A more kindly man never lived, yet his name was used as a threat to young fry. "if you don't do this or that, I'll have John Sweitzer get you." And it wouldn't have been a bad idea, for he was the type of man who could give the offender a good fatherly talk, a good thing for the miscreant. * * * Thanks to the friends who gave me a book of puzzles. Pve done three already. I don't want to go through it too rapidly. * * * Smart gal — Hairpieces have become so popular that I knew my roommates would want to borrow the one I brought to college. To make sure mat the blonde braid would always be ready for me to use, I put this warning on the box - "No trespassing." * * * •* Reminds me of aslumberparty a group of us had at Edna Norton's (Ferguson) when we were in high school. Each of us had switches made of our hair combings and it was quite a collection piled on the bureau. It was easy to distinguish mine as I have always been a "red head.' Just for fun, Zada Branson picked mine up and laid it across the front of her black hair. She said, "Pve always wondered how Pd look with red hair." * * * How I wish the hair style in my girlhood had been casual as today's. Think of the hours Pd have saved if I had let my hair hang down my back 1 Instead it Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Dm M0Ine*-5 had to be braided, rolled, puffed and what not, and the coiffure wasn't complete without a huge ribbon bow. Some bows were so large the wearer could have taken off in space. * * * My father was a great lover of cheese. I wish he were here to have some that was given me for Christmas. Four different kinds in such pretty packages— and the two kinds Pve sampled are delicious. Tonight, I ate some with caraway seeds. I am happy to report Dot Smith is making satisfactory progress at St Ann and here's a Happy New Year to her and all of my friends and readers. * * * And by the way, do you know where that "knock on wood" orie- inated? what shall I call them? images or crucifixes — and when one passes one, the custom is to step up and gently tap on it three times. This is supposed to guard one from harm- STRONG CHURCHES . . Make String CommitlM "I will put my trust in Him.' — Isaiah 8:17 Let us always remember that God wills for every man the opportunity to earn salvation and has marked a clear path across the face of the earth. Because Christ did "taste death for every man" and uc- main perfect through sufferings, we may place our trust in God and share the great strength of faith. As St. Paul reminded the Hebrews, let us also look to the example of Christ as the "Captain of ... salvation." Read your BIBLE daily and GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: ROY HUTZELL - DIST. Gulf Petroleum Products 295-2362 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 - Algona, Iowa ZENDER'S Clothing for Men and Boys POST MOVING and STORAGE local & Long Distance Phone 295-2275 - Algona, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. Herb Hedlund, Production Manager Perry Collins, Experimental Mgr. METRONICS, INC O. B. Harmes "Super Speed" Tools FARMERS SERVICE CENTER, Inc. Merton Ross, Mgr. COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & 169 ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 East — Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver - CMC Trucks - Gehl Firestone Tires — Stanhoist KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS. ASSN. Your Friend - Before and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO. 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