The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 8, 1936 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 8, 1936
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SWSSWBSBHBIMnjSaSKi Algona Upper Hie Sheldon Merrill, Leslie Denton Combine to Take A First Seneca: A large crowd attended the Seneca school carnival held at tile school bouse Tuesday evening, Nov. 24. The entertainment for the evening consisted of an amateur contest that was won by the Seneca Minstrels, consisting of Sheldon Merrill and Leslie Denton, a harmonica and guitar duet with Mr. Denton doing a Jig; second prize was won by Betty Anne Bol- Ug with a vocal selctlon. The prize for selling the most tickets on the turkey and chicken went to Mary Patterson, first, and Betty Show, second. The turkey was won by Coach Frank Hanna. Other entertainment of the evening was a bingo stand, bowling alley and a fun house. Hamburger aandwlch- es, pie, coffee and candy were sold also. Mrs. Sheldon Merrill and son, Donald and Mrs. C O. Bailey were business callers at Burt and Algona Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith were dinner guests at the -home of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Gardner in Bancroft Wednesday. Howard BoIIig ifl the new manager of the service garage. He will sell Diamond products. He started work Monday. Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Dotson and children, Dan-ell and NoradeU and Mr. and Mrs. Woodbeck spent this week visiting relatives in HI. Ruby Paulaen spent Thanksgiving week end in Minneapolis visiting relatives. She rode as far as St Paul with Miss Dueser, -home economics teacher of the Seneca school. School closed Wednesday for two days' Thanksgiving vacation. The teachers all went to their borne, except -Mr. Hanna,,there being a basketball game with Ringsted that; day made it Impossible for him to leave. The Slagles spent Thanksgiving at Cylinder with Mrs.! Slagte's folks, the Drews. Miss Deuser went to St Paul, Miss Dahl to Swea City, Miss Berens to Bancroft, Miss Madden near Penton an* Miss Carlisle to Cylinder. Seneca Mixers Met Last Week Seneca: The Modern Mixer club met at the home of Mrs. A. T. Paulsen Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 2nd. Plans for the Christmas dinner to be held at the Ole Oftedahl home, Dec. 17th, were made. Victoria Jensen, Mrs. Sigurd Olsen, and Mrs. Clarence Metzger won prizes for games and contests for the afternoon. Victoria Jensen and Mrs. F. W. Basaett were club guests and the following teachers were luncheon guests, Adrea Deuser, Alyce Dahl, Regina Berens, Lavon Madden and Beulah Carlisle. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Irvin Classen. Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Denton and Mrs. Sheldon Merrill spent Monday in Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hoeck left Tuesday for LeMara where they will make their future home. The Seneca school Christmas program will be held atthe school house Monday evening, Dec. 21st. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Anderson and family spent Wednesday at the parental R. E. Saunders home near Fairmont Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Bassett and Ned Mason were supper guests at the A. T. Paulsen home Wednesday evening. Mrs. Walter Smith entertained the Aid society of Ringsted of which she is a member at her home Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. George Patterson went to Waterloo Sunday to visit their daughter, Mrs. Maurice Jensen who has been seriously ill. Mrs. Jensen and daughter returned home with the Pattersons Tuesday. City Council Met The city council of Algona met last Friday, passed bills, approved purchase of a new pump tor the new city well, and adjourned without further ado. TheMan About Town Says Paul Biohardwm, decorator on the Harry Baker crew, entered a front door, looked the large hall and stairway over, opened a door leading in to'a parlor, glanced at the walls, pictures, rugs, furniture, turned to exit himself and nonchalantly remarked, "I guess Tm in the wrong house." And he was. The one Paul was working on looked nothing like the one he chose and was unoccupied. • • • Fuxcy Robinault says If yon miw nun up town some day don't become worried for be will be staying home while he sends his pants out to the pressers. * * • "Mose" Yeoman is tack fresh from a southern trip. At Kansas City he drove into a garage and onto a wash rack. Twenty-four colored jnen took possession of the car'and as it slowly colled down an incline into a pit a matter of five minutes and fifty cents and the car was returned cleaned. Grueling questions could not alter the number of men at work, veracity stands as "Mose" enumerated over again the work and count of each man. * • * Leo Immerfall has a sensitive nose. One of his duties in the auditor's office is to receive crows' heads, gopher feet and that part of a fox which requires a bounty. A neatly wrapped package was presented for collection of the bounty fee. In it was a fox pelt preserved by literally rolling in moth balls. Leo did not accept the pungent odored vermin as it had been killed before, and long before, the present bounty became in vogue. Vic Hertig made his bicycle into one of tandem style. A wooden box placed above the rear wheel with foot rests attached to the axle provides Sonny Hertig the opportunity to follow dad up and down the street and hi and out of traffic with no trouble at all. • • • Dr. Sawyer's lawn received a winter dressing similar to that which the court house square was littered with a coupls of years ago. Fertilizer, fresh from the farm, the kind that makes the grass grow green. From a dormant memory it brings back the words to an old slummy song, "If the Wind Had Only Blown the Other Way." • 9 • Perry Phillips' farm sale drew a crowd of parked autos and a gathering of people that was estimated greater than that of a county fair. They all didn't go to buy. Town folk and country folk attended in respect to the Phillips' friendliness and popularity. * * * Often one hears the words—yon cannot beat taxes or death. Perhaps not A good pioneer lady who passed away more than three years ago and rests in eternal peace, whose motherly memory lingers on with her many friends and neighbors, is still the object of personal taxation. Notices or duns keep coming addressed to her asking a remittance for old age pension tax now delinquent the past three years. Inevitable as it seems, taxes and deali should go down the trail together. * * * A state highway employee found a man's shoes, overalls, coat, hat (that's far enough) on a vacant lot The clothes were recognized by another worker, the owner found and possession given. No one. but he will know how they came to be on the spot But they may be there again for this particular fellow believes in making records and breaking them • • • A man with one or more drinks under his belt examined the top and sides of the circulating hard coal heater in the Silver Gray. Careful scrutiny failed to reveal the identity of the stove for he turned around and with a nickel In his hand asked the waiter, "Where's the slot you put your money in?" Mr. and Mrs. Clem Cunningham spent Wednesday at Livermore, where Mr. Cunningham bad some dental work done. SPECIAL CHIUSTM' SALE HOUSEWARES ELECTRIC MIXERS Made by General Electric, an all-purpose mixer, complete with juice extractor. The last word in kitchen convenience. $21.75 ""ELECTRIC WAFFLE IRONS By General Electric. Chrome plated, with full-sized aluminum grid. $5.95 Others at $4.95 to $7.50 PYREX COFFEE MAKERS Electric, complete, 6-8 cup size COASTER WAGONS 15x32" box one inch rubber tires, roller bearings, complete at _________ ENAMELWARE AH triple coated, solid brass, with chrome plated lids. Not only serviceable but an asset to any woman's kitchen Dripolators, 4 and 6 qt. Kettles, Double Boilers, 3 pc. Saucepan set, Oblong Dishpans, Percolators and Dozens of other Utensils. VELOCIPEDES, 16" front wheel, | rubber tire, spring seat, •• battery headlight, priced at With 20" front wheel at $6.25 Outdoor Gifts for Americans Young or Old Baseballs, Bats, Gloves—Golf Balls, Skiis—Ice Skates — Hockey Sticks, Roller Skates—Footballs — Sleds —Knives—Air Rifles and Shotguns. YOU NEVER GO WRONG ON SPORT GIFTS If You Favor Practical Gifts Dexter Washers Triple coat, corrugated porcelain top, with large semi-balloon rolls, either electric or gas motor (latter slightly higher in price). 49.50 59.50 South Bend Ranges World's greatest range value. All porcelain oven inside, large copper water reservoir, a lifetime Sift. 84.50 AND UP KOHLHAAS

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