The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 24, 1967 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 24, 1967
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|pinmmim^ Evelyn ^iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiimmiiiiinM Forty years or more from now this may take place while David Besch of Whittemore may be having a conversation. Seated on his knees may ba a small grandson who may say, "Tell me a story, grandpa", and "grandpa" will say, "What do you want me to tell you ?" "Oh, tell me about the winters." "O. K., Sonny. I'll tell you about the blizzard of January, 1967. It was mid-January and there was a lot of snow on the ground. Then a 70-mile wind blew up, and things really got snarled up — traffid at a stand still, kids let out of school, some having to stay in town with relatives or friends. School buses weren't allowed to go out. My sister, Joan, was a kindergartner and she went to Grandma Mary Sellers. Then I went there, too, and took my cousin, Jerry Besch, with me, and Tom Kollasch and Jess Schueler. Our aunt, Mrs. Martin Bleich, who lives with grandma, had gone to Wesley and couldn't get back, so it was up to Grandma Seiler, who was 94 but in goad health, to rustle some food for us. So many extras for company sort of floored her, so we kids went to a store not far away, got bread and meat and potato chips and all the things kids like, and we had a lot of fun staying overnight. She got up next morning and made dandy pancakes for us and since the wind had gone down, things outside got going again. Highways we re cleared and folks could go on their way. A lot of cars had to be gotten out of ditches where they had been driven off the road because the drivers couldn't see where they were going. At the north four corners patrolmen had kept people from going on. That's where Van's had a cafe, the Pioneer Co. had a big building north and across the road, a family by the name of Bud Anderson had a ni'.itel nearby, and there was a Chrome eating place rua by the Lewis Marshalls. I tell you, sonny, we old timers won't forget that storm. The next day was sunny but darned cold and the temperature that night was reported 26 below zero. Shall we move to Florida, sonny?" "NoI I like IOWA. Thanks for the story, Gramp I" * * * I was fool enough to sit up till 10:15 the other night to see Liz and Burton in "V.LP.'s". It was the poorest plot, just absolutely nothing to it - Liz not even pretty and Burton emoting over losing the love of his wife, Liz, because he was taking her too much for granted, according to her. Rats I I know I could write a better story and not half try! (No, don't get excited. I'm .lot going to do it). I had understood Hugh Black to say he was meeting the Ed Haggs at Perry Sunday, so when Velma walked in Saturday morning, I was goggle-eyed and pleased as well. They had a wonderful trip and visit with the Albert Haggs at Monrovia, Calif., and Florence had sent back a box of flowers picked from her owa garden. There was such a variety, some I'd never heard of, all beautiful and so fresh. She had put wet cotton around the stems and then foil. She sent me a camellia, I chose a red one, and it is still pretty and quite fresh looking in the bottle I use for a vase. Flor- ence sure was born with a "green thum'>" and Velrmi says the yard is so lovely. The box of blossoms were to be given to the son, Frank, who is convalescing from an auto accident. * * * Friends of Mabel Livingston, former Algonan now living at Apache Junction, a hard to find place near Phoenix, Ariz., will be sorry to learn she is sitting with a packed suitcase awaiting word from a hospital that there is a vacancy for her in the neurological department. From her symptoms I suspect an inner ear trouble. I hope it is not really serious. * * * Fairie Kuhn has been apprehensive of trouble the past few years when Sam insisted on driving to Port Isabel, Tex. for the winter. She has realized her fears, for Sam had a stroke at Jefferson, Tex., not far from Shreveport, La., and it took the combined efforts of the family to get him safely home. He is showing improvement, but Fairie is thankful to be home. The road to complete health will not be by "jet", so to speak, but the family is happy at the improvement, and I'll add my best wishes here, Sam. While he was in good health I've enjoyed the fish and pheasants he has brought me. If my wishes amount to anything, I'm hoping you can hold a pole again one of these days. * * * Amj' Johnson, whom I see here every day except Wednasdays and Sundays, phoned me the day of the "big wind" and said her house rocked and for me not to be surprised at seeing her fly over mi' room. I said, "Just be sure you don't land on my antenna." She promised, but the house held to the ground. * * * Earl Rich showed me the box of cigars he had given him. No, he hasn't been married and the man who gave the box to him hasn't become a father recently enough to warrant passing out cigars. Earl is quite a handy man around here and is cheerfully helpful. In fact, I think he likes work, a darned good quality to have. I wish I could rememter more of my high school German. Adam Reefer does not speak pure English, but occasionally I can figure out what he says and I reply in my limited German. Apparently I am on the right track for it seems to get across. Mr. Nasby, a linguist, can talk with him very well. The thing that throws one in German is that adjectives have different endings according to the gender, and gender in German is conundrum - what we'd call neuter may bs feminine or masculine in German. A crazy thing, bat true. * * * Ruth and Willard Salisbury came in from Long Beach, Calif. Monday on "the wind and a prayer*', getting to Ruth's mother, Mrs. Tillie Steinman's, rather late, but happy to be off the highway. They had driven from Oklahoma, City, Okla., where they stopped to visit Willard's mother and sister. Willard, who has been in service several years, has called Lon^ Beach "home" the past two years, though much of his time is spent at sea. They will now be located at the Great Lakes Naval Base and are glad to be back in the midwest. Another nice feature, it is so much closer to home folks. * * * A day makes a difference in news, and I wrote yesterday that Mabel Livingston was waiting to be admitted to a hospital in Phoenix. She is there now and undergoing a series of tests. I've been though the mill at times, nothing of any consequence, but to me the metabolism is the most disagreeable, though not of long duration. Mahal's one test will keep her flat on her back several hours with no movement. That would be as bad as having dental work done. I have an Indian blanket, the nicest, warmest woolen article, and was glad to have it over me extra the other night. But as soon as I get it out the weather turns warmer. Sure enough I Last night, off it came and now that it is back in its suitcase in my closet, I suppose the weather will turn cold again. Had anyone wanted a really cold drink this morning, it could have been had, only the bottle would have to be broken away from it. It was frozen solid — proof it was non-alcoholic. It is nice having a pop dispenser here. Especially in summer, though it is used frequently all seasons. * * * It seems there is no end of the uses to which detergent dispensers can be put. Yesterday I saw a shopping bag made of squares, holes punched in the edges and yarn crocheting around them, then joinsd to as many more as you want, depending on the size desired, then an oblong piece as long as you like and the desired width, thus making it easy to set up. Then lined, and a handle of the sam? detergent material added and you have a very nice bag. * * * Amy Johnson, who takes care of my room, and I have been playing a game, an unconscious one on her side. I've let it go week after week because it is really of no consequence and easily taken care of myself. Beside my lavoratory I have a little table with three shelves under it. On the top I have a bottle of hand lotion, a few other toilet articles and I put the bottles facing me- arranged in a row at the back. Each day after she was done with Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper De$ Moines-7 the room nj I'd go to the bathroom, there would b? the tuttles set sideways. IM place them crossways— she'd come the next morning, and I'd go through the same process of arrangement. We had a good laugh, because she was blaming the nurses for the re-arrangement. She is such a good sport and can always see the funny side. * * * With the weather we have been enjoying and roads as they are, here's a good warning. "Over snow tires - Enjoy unwinter- rnpted driving." OFFICIAL PUBLICATION The following is a list of disbursements of the Kossuth County Board of Education for the calendar and fiscal year 1966 in compliance with Chapter 273.13, Section 13, I960 Code of Iowa. Advance Publishing Co., Printing $ 177.06 Algona Upper Des Moines, Printing 137.86 Mrs. Janice Anderson, Special Education 72.00 W. H. Bartlett, Board Expense 32.34 Bancroft Register, Printing 145.56 Beltone, Audiometer 327.37 Bureau of Dental Hygiene, Dental Cards 4.62 C. A. Boltz, Reorglnazatlon Expense 28.50 Bureau of Educational Research, Tests G.46 Ray Bryan Professional Services 220.71 Charles Merrill, Books 14.54 California Test Bureau Tests 7.59 Department of Rural Education, Membership Dues. . . 5.00 Directory Service, Printing 70.75 Federal Old Age Benefits 1,000.22 Frances Elkln, Payroll 1,700.00 Fidlar & Chambers, Office Supplies 36.36 Mrs. Franco, Exhibits 3.00 Frederick Hardware, Supplies 2.00 Hutzell's, Office Supplies 500.14 Harcourt, Brace & World, Tests 106.00 Houghton Mifflin Co., Tests 34.39 Hedrick Bros., Officp Supplies 3.57 Iowa Ass'n. of School Boards, Dues , 30.00 Iowa Employment Security Commission 9.11 Iowa Public Employees Retirement System 668.52 Kossuth County Recorder, Office Supplies 7.25 C. R. Krantz, Board Expense 103.78 Fidelia Kiilsholm, Mileage 837.49 Fidelia Kiilsholm, Payroll 6,354.38 Klipto Printing, Office Supplies 74.72 Roger Lemmon, Mileage 810.20 Roger Lemmon, Payroll 6,280.00 Helen Lukes, Office Secretary 3,000.00 National Council of Teachers of Math, Subscription . . . 7.00 Postmaster, Postage and Box Rent 204.80 Palo Alto County Boardof Education, Library Expense. . . 300.00 A. M. Quintard, Mileage 630.96 A. M. Quintard, Payroll 7,883.38 Ribbon & Carbon Supply, Office Supplies 31.93 Science Research Associates, Tests & Books 197.39 Wayne E. Smith, Board Expense 62.42 Scott, Foresman & Co., Tests & Books 32.80 State College of Iowa, Consultant Services 170.25 Marilyn Skow, Fair Exhibits 30.00 Orville Thoreson, Board Expense 121.28 Van's Cafe, Board Expense 33.00 Theo. Wallentine, Board Expense 109.30 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $32,697.70 Approved for publication January 12, 1967. /S/ A. M. Quintard Executive Secretary Kossuth County Board of Education /S/ W. H. Bartlett President Kossuth County Board of Education ECONOMICAL - HEALTHFUL - NUTRITIOUS And Be SURE They're From CO OP CR£AM€RI£f I^UC/n.'U YO Off 7lX*<-y filtOstUly £>•*>//: 1 '1 UMOHt H

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