The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1957 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 3, 1957
Page 12
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(la.) Uppw Pt« Moln« Thursday, October 3, 1957 Midnight Fire At Ottosen Farm Home Partially Doomed Phone CY 4-3535 — YpUr Newspaper LOCALS Mrs Marie Ogren ha* had as guests her sisters, Mrs Barbara Ccchrane of Dululh, Minn., and Mrs Anna Barnes of Sioux City. Mrs Ci'chrane also "visited relatives at LuVerne She left foi home this week. Mrs Barnes who has been here since the first of August is also leaving for her home this week. Mt and Mrs Carl Miller attended a family reunion at Boone a week ago Sunday at the home oi Mr Miller's sister and husband Mr and Mrs Tom McCall. They were accompanied home by an other sister, Mrs Robert Royster. They have also been visited by Mr Miller's twin sister and her husband, Mr and Mrs John McCambritte. of Boone. Jim Oslrum has been discharged from service after three years and is here visiting his mother, Mrs Elliott Skilling and grandparents, Mr and Mrs Frank Ostrum. He is a graduate of a radio school and will perhaps follow that line. At present his plans are indefinite. He and his grandmother, Mrs Ostrum spent the weekend at Mankato. Mr and Mrs William T. Becker had as guests a week ago Sunday the latter's parents, Mr and Mrs Robert DeVries, Mr and Mrs Clarence Anderson, Mr and Mrs William DeVries, Jr., Mr and Mrs Robert DeVries Jr., Mrs CharleS DeVries, Mrs Jack DeVries, all of Buffalo Center; Jeanne Sleper of Buffalo Center who is attending the Methodist school of nursing at Des Moines. Other recent guests were the Becker's son-in- law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Robert Adams and three children of Sioux Falls, S. D. Mrs Melvin Olson accompanied Mr and Mrs Robert Hoover and Mr and Mrs James Ryburn of Britt to Des Moines Wednesday where they attended the graduation from the Iowa Methodist school of nursing of their niece Karen Hoover. She is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Lou Hoover of Corwith, who also attended. At Marshalltown they saw another niece Jacqueline Hoover, R. N., who -was graduated last year from Evangelical school 6f nursing at Marshalltown. There is more water than land on the earth's surface. COSTLY FARM Algona Downtown Fire Tidbits From Evelyn LIKE THESE: Lightning Hits Home At Bancroft * * * Borrows Tractor To Halt A Fire *. * * 75 Boles Straw Destroyed, Burt Early Morning Farm Fire Call * * * 1200 Bales Of * * •* Hay Lost, Fire At Whitf emore * .• * * Rain Assists Algona Firemen At Kobarton Two Weekend Fires - LuVerne * * * Fire Destroys A Shed, Livetock Things are pretty quiel ai the Merle Moxley home these days and they aren't so sure they like it that way. They miss the boys but are happy that they are well established in schools of their choice. After having three active boys in the home, with only one left at home, it is no wonder the quiet is so noticeable. Bill, oldest of the trio is nineteen and a sophomore at the University of Wyoming at Loramie. John, eighteen, is a freshman at the Goodman School of Dramatic Arts at Chicago, and James, the only one left at home is 16 and" a junior in high school. * * • "The editor" I noted, left a P. S. on an item I wrote last week. Lawrence Welk came from North Dakota instead of South as I had written. I suppose I am so accustomed to associating Welk with Yankton, the station from which I listened to him several years ago, that South Dakota seems logical. I listened to him religiously every morning when he -was broadcasting from Yankton and my ardor has not diminished. What the editor did to another item should not be done to — oh — anything. He left but the "meets" of the item. The importance was not so much my meeting Harold Hamilton in Allen's 1 Cottage Grocery as it was our talk about the old silent niovies and his kindness in loaning me a fine book he has with hundreds of pj^tures of silent movie actors and scenes from plays dating from the beginning of "movies" back in the 1890's to the 1930 era when sound pictures supplanted silent films. So here is the HEART of that item and I am sure it makes better reading by far, to us oldsters. (Ye editor bows his head!) * * * Sharon Powers, daughter o! Mr and Mrs George Powers, has gone to Rockford, 111., and is enrolled as a freshman. She recently phoned her parents to tell them she is a candidate for the Capus Carousel in October — a "Queen" I suppose, or something of the sort. Here's to her. * * » Mrs O. B. Laing said the summer house which I dubbed "Coo: Aid" has not been completed— the fireplace has not yet been built. Well, it is getting a little late. Perhaps that had better wait and be the first item on the spring agenda. Here's to a picnic there then. * * * Last week was centennial week at the Presbyterian church and * * * Fire Destroys Ledyard Barn On Saturday meetings of this sort always bring back memories. Myra Ostrum has been active in the church work these many years and hei thoughts cover food, for Myra has always been interested in catering, supervising church meals, and she recalls years of work at the church stand at the Kossuth County fairs over a period of years. She recalls the 75th anniversary of the founding of Algona and the alumni breakfast she supervised with 900 participants. That was probably the largest group she was ever called upon to serve. Mary Guderian, Mary King and Mrs Carl Wague were her able assistants at many times and Myra breathes a "Thank you" to them for the aid they gave. * * » When I called Mrs Alwin Peterson, the new residents in the house vacated by the Chris Wallukaits, she mentioned a Sorlien family. I asked if she had a relative who married William Blanchard Jr. of Humboldt. "Yes", she replied, "Helen is my cousin and I was a bridesmaid at her wedding." Helen married my third cousin and mother and I were invited to the wedding. Mother was not in very good health so we did not attend the ceremony. But there you are, another case of small world." » * * From lime lo time I have written about the Palmer family, Jim and Leo in particular, for both were in service and at 'one time were assigned to the same ship. Peace tinnes find them both, discharged from service and located in the west, San Francisco to be exact, and living in an apartment with two other boys. Jim is attending a school of engineering and hopes to be home for Christmas. He is going to try for a transfer from San Francisco to Ames. Leo has a fine petition as interior decorator but he too wants to get back to •the middle west, Minneapolis possibly. Another member of the family has come in for some notice too. I mentioned last winter the back injury she suffered in the gas explosion at the skating rink last January. Last March she was placed under a specialists care al Fort Dodge. She was put in a oast and has worn it till a very short time ago. At last she ha? | been pronounced well enough to ' discard it completely. Another member of the Palmer family who should be mention- — The Foil of the year 1$ the time most farm fire* hit — and hit hard! Barn fires can be disastrous, as the above depict. Also, ordinary "grass fires", normally somewhat harmless, can quickly rage put of control, and become major fires, Full and complete insurance fn case of such loss is, of course, of the highest Importance, But caution in handling fire, and eliminating ordinary fire hazards are pretty, Important, too. Jain in with your neighbors in exercising caution Left Stop Costly Form Firesl GIVE FIRE A PLACE TO START! Kossuth Mutual Insurance Assn. LOU SCUFFHAM, SECRETARY TO PREVENT FIRES Fiie Resistant NEWEST AND MOST MODERN ROOFING SIDING INTERIORS THE SAFE WAY IS LEAST EXPENSIVE Botsford LUMBER CO. South PhUlipi It. CYprew 4-2619 Iowa ed is Charles. He has beeft at* tending school at Morningsidc, Stoti* City, in ^reparation for the ministry, He has been working all summer and hopes to be able to resume his studies aftef the holidays. * * * Mrs Jerries Boyd and sons Bill and Mike have left for New York City and will sail from there for Germany to join Mr Boyd who has been stationed there sih'ce last May. Mrs Boyd is the lordlier Ruth Payne, daughter of Mrs Payne and the late w. 3. Payne. The family will be In Germany 2*6 years. Unfortunately Mike is going over with a broken artti, the break just above the wrist, due to a fall from a swing. * * * Mt end Mrs Julius Peterson are going places, too, but they will be traveling in the opposite direction. They are headed for Long Beach, Calif., and arc leaving October 7. They will be accompanied by their daughter Lucille, Mrs Harold Anderson of Pennington, Minn., and will .visit the sons-in-law and daughters, Mr and Mrs Kenneth Stephenson and Mr and Mrs Forest Brown, Helen and Ardis respectively. On October 15 the Petersons will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at Mr and Mrs Stephenson's. It will be first time in 25 years the family has all been together. * * « Teke a look at the trees. Aren't you glad you live Where there is "Indian Sum- , tner?" Someone cut the wires which enter St. John's Lutheran church at Dana recently, putting the organ out of commission. The damage was repaired in time for the Sunday services. Wt Carry Everything For Your Good Health! "SERlflNkYOUR Prescription NEEDS At any age, good health It Important. Working hand-to- hand with your, physician it our number-one rule in help- Ing to preserve your mott priceless possession , . . your health! » THUENTE PHARMACY . Phone CY 4-2528 OUR BUSINESS IS PROTECTING YOUR HEALTH Phone CY 4-3535 •— Your Newspaper REMEMBER nes Fiie Prevention Week 'CLEAN-UP DAY' Fire Prevention Week OCT. 6-12th THE ALGONA FIRE SIREN WILL BLOW EVERY HOUR* ON THE HOUR To Remind You To Clear Away Fire Hazards From Your Premises Wednesday You are urged to cooperate en "Fire Prevention Cleanup Day", Wednesday, Oct. 9, by removing from your premises - residential or commercial - all potentially dangereui fire hazards, swsh as rubbish, trash, inflammables, etc. lef * all join in on this one day - and make Algona fire-safe! Citvof Ira Kohl, Fire Chief Dr, C, C, Shierk, Mayor » » • • • •+»

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