The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 11, 1962 · Page 20
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 20

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 11, 1962
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6-Algono (la.) Upp«r DM Motnw Tuesday, December It, 1962 It isn't uncommon to hunt for a lost something, but when you find a something you didn't know was lost, it's quite a jolt. In my case it was some copy located In the bottom drawer of my desk on top of some things I seldom Use. Goodness only knows how long it was there, but some good 'copy went unused, and I suppose all this time folks are wondering |why it didn't get in the locals The 'pages had slipped at the back of the top drawer where I put my ,'eopy, and there it was nicely atop •several articles. 1 1 had such a pleasant surprise Nov. 27 when in walked my late cousin Harry Goddard's wife Vin- inie and her sister Ethel Doc Wichita, Kan , and their cousin. Mrs Charles Lehnus. Rolfe. Vinnie and Ethel are apartment hunting and are having very poor luck. Vinnie has sold the home in Wichita and wanted to locate near Rolfe, her former home. They combed Fort Dodge and couldn't find a thing, today they are going to Spencer but with little hope, so they will probably go back to Wichita where they can get a place. They arc anxious to get their furniture out of storage and get settled before Christmas. * * W Fifteen years is a long time to not see members of one's family but the Sherman brothers finally got together after such a period". Mr and Mrs Don Sherman recently went to Des Moines where at Mr and Mrs Neal Sherman's they met Mr and Mrs Tom Sherman, Mason City, and Duane Sherman of Woodland Hills, Cal. It was unfortunate they were unable to contact the brother Delmar of DLxon, 111. And when it was , found he was working in Iowa, it seemed a pity they couldn't locate him in time for the reunion. There are four sisters in the family, Wanda in South America, the others in California. Beverly Zumach was here one day recently calling on Good Samaritaners. She was head nurse here when Herbert Lindquist was manager and attended his open house in Davenport a few weeks ago. Beverly, an R.N., is now located at Peoria, 111 . and is assistant manager of two nursing homes at Washington, a suburb of Peoria . V • • Urnmm, nothing can beat Mom's cooking — "Progress is a continuing effort to make the things we eat, drink and wear as good as they used to be." • • p A good idea — An Englishman had just finished eating his first corn on the cob. "Boy", he called to the waiter, "1 say. fill it up again." * • • Thelma Van Dorston was here to call on me Friday. She was here from Newton and also called on Leora St. John. She must have known my weakness is chocolate for she brought me some delicious fudge. Thelma and her family Guy and Martha Van Dorston. were our neighbors for years. Older Algonans will remember when Mr Van D. ran a bus and dray line. His brother-in-law Hugh Post drove the dray a long time. Can't you see the teams plowing through mud in rainy times before our streets were paved'.' Them were many trains to be met in those days, eight per day on the Milwaukee & Northwestern roads, and a couple I believe on the old M & St. L. * * • Mr and Mrs I. W. Nelson were taken to Rockport, Tex , a few weeks ago by their son Harold and wife. The Nelsons have spent many winters there but this year Mr. N. Sr, didn't want to drive so the son did it for him. He and his wife relumed via plane leaving the car for his parents' use. Men in service sure t!ct to sec a lot of country, in witness whereof is Charles Palmer who lias boon home on a 45 <la> leave \uth his parents Paul Palmers. Ik- came from Fort Lewis. Wasli , reports to Fort Mamnouth, N .1 and ha.s already been at camps in Kansas and Georgia. Mr and Mrs Herbert Hensle\ are high in their praise of south ern hospitality They have recently returned from Oakland Miss., where, they visited Mr ami Mrs James Donaldson The\ were showered with gifts and shown a royal time Sume rela- • lives of the Donaldsons have in- j vited them to their home at Jack I son, Miss., with the promise of | good fishing. These relatives live luxuriously with butler, and "the works." of repetition makes it tiresome and meaningless. "Hearing "Silent Night" Nov. 27 is far too soon. I wonder how many dozens of times I'll hear it before Dec. 25. * * * A letter from a distance said. "If they do not have Christmas decorations and merchandise till the proper time, I'll come to back Iowa to live." But alas, we have succumbed to the same overly- soon hoopla. And I suppose that is true all across the continent. * » * Ruth Phillips is making some cardboard Christmas trees. Sounds intriguing, but my Christmas efforts are almost nil. Time was when I was enthused, but things are different now and I am sunk in lethargy. V • « Mr and Mrs Barney Capesius recently returned from a visit at Dallas. Tex., with their (laughter Maxine and husband James McCaffrey. While there they were joined by their daughter Jean, Mrs John Crehan of San Francisco, Calif. Mr and Mrs Capesius have done quite a bit of traveling via air and love it — especially jets. Mrs John McGuIre Has returned from Moorefielcl, West Va., whofe she visited her son-in-law and daughter Mr and Mrs Alliitii Kuester. From there she went to New York City for a few days. ALONE — I'd be scared to death to be turned loose all by myself in such a huge city. I'm chicken I guess. « * * Louise Rlnck, five year old daughter of Lenore and Hugh Black, should be called "Little Miss Twinkle Toes," because she loves to dance and just can't sit quietly where there Is music. She has been this way ever since she was a toddler and I predict she will go far in music and dancing. She won third place in a recent contest at the Algona theatre, very good for so young a child and competing with others twice her age. She wants Santa to bring a trampoline. • • » Casper Thilges' birthday was celebrated Nov. 30. He is 80 years young and looks much less. • • • After months and months of misery, Margaret Reid now feels that life is worth living and the ring finger of her left hand is again out of it's wrappings and back to normal. The first injury came when she hurt it in a food chopper. Then she caught it in a door and broke it, and finally an infection set in, and no wonder. But she reports the pain is gone, the finger is again up for air, and it's quite a digit. * * * What a wonderful day Nov. ,10 was. I went up town, probably my last excursion till spring for at this time of year, we can't look forward to anything but snow and cold. Take note Californians, dandelions are in bloom and lilacs and forsylhia are budding. • * * T have seen helicopters on T.V. but never one in actual action till yesterday one went over Good Samaritan Home. One picked up Capt. Richard Thoreson for a couple of weeks of active duty one day last week. Wonder who this one picked up, or maybe just on a flight somewhere else. Kinda interesting to watch. This one had a red "nose." Gosh, could it be a first cousin of "Rudolph"? * * • I might add that it was to my advantage Christmas is shoved ahead a few weeks for thereby I got to see the street decorations which are lovely. Later when the weather is colder I'd not have been out. Stores were full of people bent on gift buying and I saw so many cute tots — big eyed and interested in everything. All were strangers except little Brenda Bonnette, who was exploring things with her mother Mrs Robert Bonnette and grandparents, Mr and Mrs Ira Bonnette. One store had a hi-fi going and I must say it was one of the nicest arrangements of "White Christmas" I have heard. And playing softly How 1 do hate loud music. I seldom pay any attention to "Peanuts" but Mrs Sefrit called my attention to it. His sister wanted to see the Christmas decorations. He answered, "You're too late." "Why?" — "Because they are all down for the Easter decorations." * * * Isn't Jacqueline Kennedy pretty with her close-to-lhe-head hair-do? I hope she does away with the bouffant, and the thousands who have copied her will go back to normal, too. Former Wesley Man Victim Of Gun Blast Wesley — Funeral services for Robert Matz. :ifi. former resident, were held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Rev. W. R. Phillips saying the requiem high Mass. The adult choir sang the Mass. Robert was killed in a shot gun accident near Valley City, N. I). Nov. 29. He was born Oct. 11, 1926 to Julius and Matilda Matz near Kanawha. Robert is survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs Julius Matz, Wesley, one brother Vincent Matz of Waukon and one sister, Rose Marie Matz of Spencer. Joseph ' s c<>th - Phone CY 4-3535 - Your Newspaper NOTICE Since I am going out of business, I will greatly ap- preciate payment of open charge accounts. Please mail or bring them in as soon as possible. This is open charge accounts and not retail sales contracts. THANK YOU Beecher Lane Appliance NEIGHBORS GOOD KNOW Mrs John Thul's observed Nov. 26. birthday was On every hand I hear complaints about Christinas being commercialized and merchandise exhibited much too soon. I have a peeve too — Christmas music which if heard a few times is charming, delightful and enjoyed. But weeks Around The Town & Country YOUR COUNTRY NEIGHBOR YOUR AREA NEIGHBOR Meet Fred Frink Of Lotts Creek WATCH THIS SPACE EVERY OTHER WEEK TO MEET A NEW COUNTRY NEIGHBOR This week's Country Neighbor is Fred Frink who farms a half-section in Lotts Creek township, 4'2 miles south of Fenton. Mr. Frink is a son of the late Clifford and Clara Frink. He was born near Cylinder in Palo Alto county and became a Kossuth county resident when he moved on his present farm in 19.19. During the past growing season, Mr. Frink had 130 acres of corn. 40 acres of oats, 80 acres of beans, 12 acres of hay and the rest of his land was in the government program. A member of the Farm Bureau and St. Luke's Lutheran church. Cylinder, he normally feeds 50 head of cattle for market (mostly whiteface) and raises 150 head of feeder hogs each year. A fisherman who doesn't find time to pursue his hobby very often, Mr. Frink's favorite job around the farm is caring for hogs. He is a patron of the Fenton Co-Op Elevator and the most recent addition at his farm is a quonset building which was erected a year ago for machinery and com storage. Mrs. Frink is the former Grace Wiesenhofer, who originally came to the Cylinder area from Peoria, III. They were married in St. Luke's church. Cylinder where Mrs. Frink is a member of the ladies aid. The Frinks have three sons, Roger, who is married and lives at U'hittemore, Dennis, a senior at Sentral high school, and David, a sophomore at Sentral. Mr. Frink has a brother, Ervin Frink. Cylinder, and two sisters, Mrs. G. A. Wittkopf, Algona, and Mrs. Loren Harris, Des Moines. (UDM Polaroid Photo-Engraving) Your area neighbor, Beecher Lane Appliance is now in the process of closing oat his business after being in it for the past 1.1 years. Beecher and his family will continue to make Algona their home, and he will become associated with the Directory Service, Inc. with Algona as his headquarters, but will work in an assigned area for the local firm. Beecher had been in the appliance business since 1927, the past 13 years running his own firm, with \\estinghousc and Frigidaire franchises. Both franchises will continue dealerships here. Everything sells to the bare walls so if you arc in the market for small or major appliances, now is the time to see him for a bargain. Beecher is selling all his tools, trucks, equipment, wiring supplies, parts and store merchandise. Time is growing short, so if you owe the firm any money, Beecher will appreciate payment so as to save him time before starting his new job. A complete closing out announcement will be found elsewhere in this issue. Ernie Williams John Deere Farm Machinery BOTH QUALITY & SERVICE We invite you to visit us at our new location east of Algona on Highway 18. Watch for our Grand Opening soon. Beecher Lane Appliances "Where The FAMOUS NAMES Greet You" In TELEVISION Wetting houM In APPLIANCES WMtlnghouM Frigldalre Youngilown Phone CY 4-3613 Algona FARMERS SERVICE CENTER, Inc. 525 South Phillips Street Algona, Iowa Phone 291-3595 SAM DAVIS, Owner & Manager Cain Boo*ter Feeds Fertilizer. Liquid — Bulk — Bag Sued Cuilom Cleaning fc Pre-Inoculating Portable Grinding tf Mixing Grain Bought & Bold Phillip* "66" Product* Buscher Brothers Impl. Minneapolis Moline - Kelly-Ryan - Papec New Idea Farm Machinery • Sal.l • Service • Friendly It Courleou* Alwey* N. Main 81. Phone CY 4-3«l Algona Implement Co. Your Friendly International Harvester Dearler FAKM EQUIPMENT MOTOR TRUCKS Sales & Service Irons Heating & Plumbing "Completely Equipped To Serve Y»u Completely" Plumbing - Heeling Sheet Metal CM or Oil Until Pump* WeJer Syitem* Cumplale Fixture* Joe Bradley Equipment South Hotel Algona Farm Machinery — Trucks — Tires Mauey-HarrU AHi»-Chalm«r» Oliver CMC Truck* Ftitulono Tire* Phone CY 4-2421 Algona Robinson Construction Co. Sioux Steel Buildings Building Construction ""*"] F«r *l«e. itrenglh, long 1 life and eaie of build- Ing, Inilit on -• SIOUX — Anolhor advancement '•n oa»lor {arming. E. E. Roblnion Eait on Hwy. 16 Phone CY 4-3374

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