The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1957 · Page 44
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 44

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 3, 1957
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tf AJgflHi (fo.j UfSfWr- DM Mofrttt Thursday, Ocfdber 3, 1957 -••-'• -'-—•»... .,.. . ' . . . r Midnight Fire At Ottosen Farm Home Partially Doomed Phone CY 4-3535 - Your Newspaper LOCALS Mrs Marie Ogren has had as guests her sisters, Mrs Barbara Cochrane of Duluth, Minn., and Mrs Anna Barnes of Sioux City. Mrs Cochrane also visited relatives at LuVerne, She left for home this week. Mrs Barnes who has been here since the firs', of August is also leaving for her home this week. Mr and Mrs Earl Miller attended a family reunion at Boone a week ago Sunday at the home of Mr Miller's sister and husband, Mr arid Mrs Torn 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 nis plans are indefinite. He and lis grandmother, Mrs Ostrum spent the weekend at Mankato. Mr and Mrs William T. Becker lad as guests a week ago Sunday the letter's parents, Mr and Vlrs Robert DeVries, Mr and Mrs Clarence Anderson, Mr and Mrs iVilliam 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 attend- ng the Methodist school of nurs- ng at Des Moines. Other recent juests were the Becker's son-in- aw' and daughter, Mr and Mrs Robert Adams and three children >f Sioux Falls, S. D. Mrs Melvin Olson accompan- ed Mr and Mrs Robert Hoover nd Mr and Mrs' James Ryburn f Britt to Des Moines Wednesday where they attended the ;raduation from the Iowa Meth- idist school of nursing of their liece Karen Hoover. She is daughter of Mr and Mrs Lou Hoover of Corwith, who also at- ended. At Marshalltown they aw another niece Jacqueline loover, R. N., who was gradated last year from Evangelical chool of nursing at Marshall- own. There is more water than and on the earth's surface. COSTLY FARM LIKE ESE: Lightning Hits Home At Bancroft * * * Borrows Tractor To Halt A Fire * * # 75 Bales Straw Destroyed, Burt Early Morning Farm Fire Call 1280 Bales Of Hay Lost, Fire At Whittemore * « > Rain Assists Algona Firemen At Hobarton Two Weekend Fires - LuVerne * * * Fire Destroys A Shed, Livetock * * * Fire Destroys Ledyard Barn On Saturday - The Fall of the year is the time most farm fires hit - and hit hard! Barn fires can be disastrous, as the above depict. Also, ordinary "grass fires", normally somewhat harmless, can quickly rage out of control, and become major fires. Full and complete insurance in 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. Join in with your neighbors in exercising caution — Lets Stop Costly Farm Fires! DON'T GIVE FIRE A PLACE TO START! Algona Downtown Fire Tidbits From Evelyn Things are pretty quiet al 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 Laramie. 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 Dakqta 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 out the "meats" of the item. The importance was not so much my meeting Harold Hamilton in Allen's Cottage Grocery as it was our talk about the old silent movies and his kindness in loaning me a fine rbook he has with hundreds of pictures of silent movie actors and scenes from plays dating from the beginning of "movies" back in the 1890's to the 1930 era vyhen 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 of 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 beer, built. Well, it is getting a little late. Perhaps that had better wait and bo the first item on the spring agenda. Here's to a picnic there then. * * * Lest week was centennial week at the Presbyterian church and 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 y.ou" 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 time to time I have written about the Palmer family, Jim and Leo in particular, for b'oth were in service and at one time were assigned to the same ship. Peace times 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 6e home for Christmas. He is going to try for a transfer from San Francisco to Ames. Leo has a fine position 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 at Fort Dodge. She was put in p cast and has worn it. till a vory short time ago. At last sho hn< been pronounced well enough to discard it completely. Another member of the Palmer family who should be mention- LOLA SCUFFHAM, SECRETARY TO PREVENT FIRES Fire Resistant NEWEST AND MOST MODERN ROOFING SIDING INTERIORS THE SAFE WAY IS LEAST EXPENSIVE Botsfor LUMBER CQ. South Phillips St. CYpress 4-2619 Algona, Iowa ed is Charles. He has Been at tending school at Morningside, Sioux City, in preparation for the njinistry. He has been working afl summer and hopes to be able to resume his studies after the holidays. * * * Mrs Jamas 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 since last May. Mrs Boyd is the fo'rm- er Ruth Payn4, daughter of Mrs Payne and the late W. J. Payne. The family will be in Germany 2%'years: Unfortunately Mike is going over with a broken arm, the break just above the wrist, due to a fall from a swing. * * * Mr and Mrs Julius Peterson are going places, too, but they will be traveling in the opposite direction. They are headed for Long Beach, Calif., and are 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. * * * Take a look at the trees. Aren't you glad you live where there is "Indian Summer?" 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. We Carry Everything For Your Good Healfhl At any age, good health is important. Working hand-in- s hand with your physician is our number-one rule in helping to preserve your most priceless possession . . . your health! THUENTE PHARMACY Phone CY : 4-2528 Phone CY 4-3535 — Your Newspaper Fire Prevention Week •UP DAY' 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 on "Fire Prevention Cleqn-Up Day", Wednesday, Oct. 9, by removing from your premise* — residential or commercial - all potentially dangerous fire hazards, such at rubbish, trash, inflammables, etc. Let's all join in on this one day - and make Algona fire-safe! City of Algona Fire Prevention Week OCT. 6-12th Ira Kohl, Fire Chief Dr. C. C. Shierk, Mayor

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