The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 17, 1967 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 17, 1967
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12-Afgono, (lo.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1967 iinHniffliiiiiiiiiiiniwiiiiiiiiiiiiniiffliiiinHiiMiniiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniimiiniiinii by 1 tO y ' Evelyn f At the meeting of the Historical Society Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 11, it was voted unanimously to purchase the Legion hall and had I been there, I would have voted "Yes", too. Since I have m-de legal provision that my antique furniture be given to the Society, naturally I am concerned that an adequate place shall be provided for what to me is beloved and priceless. It will mean, of course, that new members be sought to help pay for the building and the expenses of upkeep and in going through my address book, I found many names of persons I think might be interested in becoming members in memory of their parents and relatives who were prominent pioneer fam'Iies. It is possible some already belong. * * * Names I come up with right off the bat are Lucille Crose Anderzen, Mrs. Margaret Pannkuk, Mrs. Lela Peck Mendenhall, Mrs. Edna Stebbins, Raymond Wehler, Mrs. M'-rie Falkenhainer, Frank Warner, Roy Waterhouse, Willis and Raymond Bradley, Mrs. Marion McCarton, Mrs. Neva Patterson Potter, Sherman Little, Horace King, Mrs. Minnie Long, Florence Patterson Howard, Fred Cotterell, Mrs. Elsie Goeders, Martha Dewel Thorpe, Hazel Paar and Meredith Raney Holzhammer. I hope all of you will join the Society and I will be glad to send you literature if you will write to me. * * * A picture a few days ago of our eight-week old Katie Kierulff shows she has changed a little in looks. She still has her red hair and her father's blue eyes, and from 6 Ibs., 5 oz., Oct. 13, she has gone to 10 Ibs., 6oz., and from 19 inches to 20. She has begun to coo, smile and recognizes "mommie." It is such fun to watch the changes, and in no time do they change as much as in the first year. It is astonishing too how they begin to think and figure things out. * * * Little Becky Or ton, 11 months old, proves my statement. She walks all over now and like all youngsters, loves the rattle of paper, and true to form, into her mouth it goes. Her parents had a newspaper copy of the UDM they put on the davenport and piled several pillows under it high enough so thay thought she couldn't reach it. Well, they didn't fool Becky. She pulled out the bottom pillow, and "the walls came tumbling down." What's to become of "Herk" still remains a problem. And while I am on the subject of adorable children, I'll mention little Martha Smith, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith, Jr. He showed me pictures of her and she is a honey if there ever was one. A lovely blond that I know has fun I One was of Grandma Dot and Grandpa Don taken at St. Ann. Dot looked so pretty in her pale blue bed jacket and Martha's back was to the camera, but you knew Martha was mighty interested in what was being said and going on, She was born in Kato, near Vienna, and her birthdate isDec. 28. Because of the bad storm, her daughters had to postpone joining her till the following Sunday. Mrs. Zittritsch came to the United States in 1895, married Mr. Zittritsch the same year and has lived since in her present home where she was taken as a bride. * * * I am happy to report cardinals and bluejays have visited my bird feeder. Aside from the seed, when there are a few things left on my tray, Earl Rich has been appointed by me as extra feeder, replacing Henry Hartwell who does not get around as well as he did a few months ago. * * * Somehow Leota Geigel and I got to talking about hominy. I haven't had any in ages and it is good once in awhile. Of course, I've never eaten any but the canned, but Leota recalls how the pioneer women made it. I do know the corn had to be soaked in a solution of lye water — and from then out I am in total ignorance. It was quite a favorite dish years ago and women made it by the gallons. I've been told the uptown Woolworth and Kresge stores have been closed at Mason City. Some say they have moved to the shopping center, but my goodness, aren't they big enough financially to have them in both places, town and "country"? I think the center of Ft. Dodge is in one of the most unattractive places I've ever seen. * * * Before Hertha Dau left for Florida, she came here to get the hall mantel planter and left us a nice arrangement of yellow flowers. She is very faithful in supplying us with seasonal blossoms, artificial, of course, but lovely. * * * While I was telling about babies, I should have mentioned Dr. Shey's little five month old son has learned to turn over and back again. He is so pleased with his accomplishment, he does it repeatedly and apparently considers himself quite an acrobat- which he IS, of course. * * * Mrs. Robert Dransfeld has the distinction of having met Lawrence Welk some 40 years ago when his little band played at Fenton. She has even danced with him, a thing which many of us wish we could boast. She says his personality hasn't changed a bit. He's the same "down to earth" friendly person he was then. Success hasn't spoiled him and she listens to him on TV with as much enthusiasm as I, which is a great deal. * * * A good idea I wouldn't mind trying- Hawaiian travel poster"Try our lei-away plan." * * * A thing I could well believe when I look at some people. Two monkeys discussing evolution. "You mean to tell me I am my keeper's brother ?" Miss Ostwald Of Whittemore Plans Wedding years, has always had good health, and even at this age is clear in mind and enjoys each day to the utmost. The worst thing that ever happened to her was when her home was tipped by an uprooted cottonwood tree during a very bad storm of 1951.. She was thrown across the floor as it was tilted, spent a few weeks in the hospital and came out of it in fine shape. Each Sunday her daughters, Mrs. Tracy Kelley, Mrs. Elizabeth Post and Annie, who lives at home, get together for cards, which Mrs. Zittritsch loves. Another daughter, Helen, lives in Gardena, Calif., and another, Katherine McMurray lives at Glendale. The sons are Matt, Aurora Colo., Ted of Detroit, and Tony lives here. Deceased are Mar}', Joe and Gene. Congratulations and best wishes, Mrs. Zittritsch. I hope you reach the 100 mark. CAROL OSTWALD WHITTEMORE - Mr. and Mrs. William Ostwald announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Carol, and Larry Hudson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oran Hudson of Algona. A spring wedding is planned. Miss Ostwald is employed at the new rest home in Algona. One-fifth of all American farmers grow cotton. There are some 4,550 known people living in the U. S. over 100 years old. Four Corners M-D Club Gives A 'Cure For Blues' The Four Corner Mothers and Daughters Club met at the home of Irene Bjustrom. Grace Bjustrom was the assisting hostess. Rail Call was - "My cure for the blues". The program consisted of two movies shown by Mr. John Claude of the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. They were "The 49th State - Alaska" and "Tom Dick and Harriet". A pot luck evening party will be held on January 31 at the Lutheran School in Whittemore at 6:30 p.m. The hostesses will be .Bernice Walker, Alvina Walker and Marilyn Bjustrom. The program committee will be Linda Kirsch, Margaurite Kollasch and Beverly Kuecker. Members are to bring a covered dish and sandwiches and table service for their families. A CLASSIFIED AD WILL GET FAST RESULTS Another picture of interest was in the Des Moines Register a short time ago. It showed Maury White, sports writer and brother of Lavonne Post, receiving a trophy from Gov. Hughes. Maury is a former Drake halfback and Gov. Hughes is also a former football star. It is 25 years since they played their last toot- ball game in college. * * * Mrs. Mary Zittritsch has the rare privilege of reaching 95 COLD WEATHER MERCHANDISE AT HOT WEATHER PRICES . . . AT DIAMOND'S ! * BEAUTY SALONS PRICE! ... our famous $2O Zoto Prescription Permanent includes: • haircut! • pre-perm test curl! • shampoo! •fashion set! 109 N. Hall Phone 295-5162 one month only Downtown Store Phone 295-3477

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