The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 11, 1965 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 11, 1965
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4-Altteno (to.) Ur-ptr DM MolrtH Thurtday, Ftb. 11, 1965 I I January 28 - the coldest morning of the year 'tis said, and I believe it. It was a mighty cold day 60 years ago when my cousin Melvin Henderson was born. I remember his aunts, my mother and Austie Pelley- mounter telling how the frost gathered on the door hinges and gave a shriek of protest every time they were opened. Melvin was delivered at home by Dr. Stella Cleary (I've forgotten her married name. Her husband was a doctor, too). At that time there was no hospital in Algona - not even a dream oi one. Mother acted as nurse and Austie did the housekeeping. Many years later Austie became an R. N., so I suppose 11 there had been other little Hendersons the jobs would have gone in reverse. But none came, except in 1916, when a little three month old girl, Wanda, was adopted. All of which is preliminary to wishing you a Happy Birthday Melvin, and many more of them. Here you are grown up and about to become a father-in-law. It has always been a joke that mother and Austie took off one day to go to a funeral of a person they found out hadn't died - in fact, lived a good many years longer. A class reunion is already being planned for the 1915 graduates and among them who have replied they hope to come is Nellie Brown, Chicago. She was a cute, vivacious girl who lived across the road from me years ago. She has been married many years and has a dress shop for wee women, among whom are many Japanese, Hawaiian and other foreigners of small stature as well as Americans. Her mother died a year ago aged 102, I believe it was. Others in the family are Mabel, Grace and Harry. Mabel lived in Chicago, but by this time may be In Riverside, Calif., where her sister Grace lives. Harry died several years ago. While the Ollle Nasbys were in Albuquerque, the cat.lshmael, was left to the care of Hazel Schneider and Amy Johnson. Hazel thought he should have warm milk and since then he hasn't wanted the cold variety. I won- der if the Nasbys are pampering him, too. I'll bet they are. He has the reputation of being a very good mouser, but he over-looked two that got in my trap I keep set in my bathroom. Some of the girls here aren't afraid of a germ, but they balk at setting a trap. Others aren't unwilling to get the mouse out of the trap, but I believe I'd rather do the setting. Why is it a little mouse is so repulsive? * * * Another friend whom I have known for years is gone. W. C. Dewel, whom I met years ago when Mattie and her parents moved here and I met the family. I worked in the court house and saw him there frequently. He wrote a column, and once had in It, "Do you remember how petite and pretty Evelyn Cady was?" Bless his heart - I phoned him and told him how 1 appreciated his compliments. He was a fine man. With two handicaps, loss of hearing and an arm, I never heard him complain, and he led a useful, full life. * * * Well, we lost one of our aides, darn it - Audrey Curtis, whom I liked so much. She Is now Mrs. Dennis Johnson and lives in Lincoln, where he is in service. When I read and saw pictures of Bentonsport with the efforts to restore and saw the houses If you're going to ontor something like the Pure oil Performance Trials, you might as well do it to win. so we did. Class iv-won by Bulck special. Down at Daytona Beach, we gave everyone another look at Buick's "Win Policy". A V-8 Buick Special won over stiff competition (sorry, boys!) in Class IV—in the 1965 Pure Oil Performance Trials. The winning Special was equipped with our 300 cubic inch Wildcat 310 V-8 and Super Turbine Transmission. Remember that the drivers in the Performance Trials are skilled professionals, and the cars finely tuned standard production models. (If it can be said that the Special is "Standard" anything.) Also remember that the trials are an exhausting, carefully graded test of a car's all- around ability. In economy, acceleration and braking. Small wonder the Special came out on top. Handsomely. (The specific detail? Our hero averaged 20.689 mpg in economy, to score second among 10 cars. It accomplished the acceleration test—from 25 to 70 mph—in 9.315 seconds, for a fourth. And took another second in braking: from 65 to 0 mph in 172.0 feet. Thejcurnulfltive res'ul1$ we won all the marbles in Class IV.) Now then. If yfiylte going to enter something—like a car— you might as well do it to win, too. Your Buick dealer can introduce you to the driver's seat of a Buick Special. SEf YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED BUICK DEALER. AUTHORIZED BUICK DEALERS IN THIS AREA: Marilynne Hobscheidt Is Bride Of Michael Cink Marilynne Hobscheidt, daughter of the George Hobscheidts, and Michael Cink, son of the late Eugene Cinks, were married Jan. 23 at 10 o'clock at the St. Benedict Catholic church with Father Ruba officiating in the double ring ceremony. Anne Hobscheidt was maid of honor and bridesmaids were Mrs. Dennis Cink, Wesley, and Judy Ferstl. Best man was Jim Cink, Minneapolis, and groomsmen were Dennie Cink, Wesley, and Jerry Hobscheidt, LuVerne. Ushers were Oscar Froehlich and Richard Grandgenett, St. Benedict. Acolytes were Gerald and Tony Bormann, Dale Eischen and Tom Froehlich. Mrs. Bob Eischen was organist. A reception followed at the K. C. hall in Algona. Mrs. Rita Arndorfer and Connie had the guest book. Mrs. Arthur Klein served punch; Mrs. Louis Ferstl, sister of the groom, poured coffee. Mrs. Velma Kenneger and Mrs. Lawrence Cink cut the cake. Host and hostess were the Donald Bormanns; ' waitresses were Mrs. Arine Meyer, Mrs. Mark Bernheart, Mary Joyce Grandgenett and Carol Reding. Phyllis Dimond, Eileen Wagner, Janet Reding and Mrs. Tom Reising opened the gifts. Out of town guests were from Minneapolis, Minn., Plattsmouth, Neb., Omaha, Union, Nebr., and Fairhope, Ala. After a trip to Florida, they will live on a farm near Algona. The bride is employed at Northwestern Bell Telephone office. (Glenn's Studio Photo. .TUNE IN "LOWELL THOMAS AND THE NEWS"-CBS RADIO going to ruin, I thought of my little town in Peninsula, Ohio, which I visited in 1952, taking Lizzie Posl - with!;me: What a 'difference. '-'.Peninsula is an 1 older town/ has-been kept in fine condition; and while it has not grown, the town is exactly as it was when my father lived there. The houses the Cadys lived in and grandpa'Cady built, are well over 100 years old and are in perfect state of preservation. My father would have been 100 years old in 1963, and the home the family lived in and which grandpa built, looked no older than a 30 year old place. That is true of every house we saw, for I have pictures of many taken years ago and saw them still in fine condition. The only change in the village of about 500 persons was the paving of Main street and electricity. * * * Dr. Kevin Nash introduced his daughter Connie, 9, to me the IS FOR MONEY If you want to save money ... if you want to BORROW to make home improvements or to buy q house — make Home Federal Savings your financial headquarters. We invite you to come in. Home Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n AH Account* Fully Infurtd t* »10,000 Save From The Tenth — Strn From The Firit SINCE 1917 . ALGONA, IOWA other evening. He was here attending a patient and Connie was with him waiting in the ; hall. A tap at my door, and '•'• there she was with the Doctor. •'"She is in second grade at the ' 'academy and is proud of the fact she walks back and forth and enjoys it. They lived neighbors when I was home, but they have since purchased the former J. F. Overmeyer house west of the Bryant school, later purchased by Henry Bunkofske. * * * I'll never understand the inner workings of a TV. Last week my antenna froze and I couldn't move the rotor from Mason City to Ames, Saturday, when I wanted to hear Lawrence Welk. Just to see what would happen, and with no hopes, I moved the selector to 5 from 3 and was astounded to get Welk perfectly! In the meantime, the gadget has unfrozen and now tonight when I want Perry Mason, a Bernstein program is on and I am cross. I have "April Snow" from the library, but the synopsis doesn't sound like my type, so I'll fall back on my "Ladies Home Journal" while yearning for Perry. The afternoon was made brighter by the presence of Mabel Hutzell and Velma Hagg. Velma has some very good colored pictures of places of interest they visited on their California-Arizona trip, and their dip into Mexico. Mabel Livingston's house is very cute and the yard doesn't need mowing ever. It is green gravel, a tidy walk and low border. Also pictures of Albert Hagg's home and Florence's flowers showed up well, as did some of Albert's shirts hanging on the clothesline in the background! Too bad the only nice sunny day they were there was January 1, when they saw the Rose Parade. And winter coats felt very good. Oh, I know California is nice, but I've been there twice and I know it isn't always a paradise on earth. # * * Grace Jackman brought to my attention that members of her high school class are still good church attendants - Milton Norton, Chester Schoby, Ray potter and herself. * * * But gone these many years are the F. S. Norton, W. S. Windell, J. F. Overmyer, W. A. Dutton, Archie Hutchison, C, D. Fellows, Frank Henderson, Bishop, (I've forgotten the first name) George Godfrey, (she is still living at Ames) Henry Mason, W. C. Steeje, Pr. F. L. Tribon, and probably other fam- ilies I'd remember if I took the time. All ardent workers in the Methodist church. Oh, yes, the Ingersolls, W. A. Foster, the Charley Klamps, the Bartons, Willeys - and I'll leave it at that. * * * Mrs. Gertrude Faulstick is expected home soon from a trip to California, then to Lincoln, Neb., where she was with her son Charles and wife, to whom a little girl was recently born. The couple had been married for some time and the stork never roosted on their roof, so they adopted a little boy who is by now about a year old. I think that long-legged bird is a joker, don't you? Little Carolyn Kay Black is a lucky baby. Her parents got the idea of having a cradle for her - not one with rockers to bump into and get stocking runners and black and blue ankles nor mars on the base boards. This cradle swings between sort of a standard - is mahogany and a beautiful piece of furniture according to a person who saw it in the Ted Kelley shop where it was made. It will make a fine antique piece as time goes on. This is the second verse of a poem I read recently in "Over the Coffee" by Kathleen Hempel. It takes me back to my youth and one wonderful winter in high school. "Now when moonlight brightly silvers, Hilly wonderlands of snow, Conies dream of sleigh ride parties with my old gang long ago". And now it can be told. One of my "gang" had a boy friend her parents didn't approve of why, we never knew, for he was a fine fellow. One lad the parents DID approve of would pick up this girl at her home, the one they didn't approve of would pick me up, and then we'd exchange Immediately at the party or sleigh ride. Ah, weren't we the sly ones? But what a different group we were from the present variety. A cigaret was never smoked - never mentioned, and the strongest drink was pop. * * * One householder I was talking with the other day was in the midst of rejuvenating the kitchen. Well, now is a good time to do it while it is too cold to want to go places. Come spring, the kitchen is ship-shape and the outdoors takes over. * * * I'm in one of these feminine dithers again. Letting my hair growl I wish I could have a laugh with Ruth Ranoy about it. She, too, was one who was forever using the woman's prerogative - When I was shorn, she was growing out. When I was growing out, she was shorn Well, we'll see what happens the first hot day in spring. I HOPE I can "stick to my guns". * * * I call Jean Wadswortha"burnt offering" and asked her if she was aping the Budhists. Seriously, I am glad she came out of an accident so well. Some hot pads she was using to remove some food from an oven caught fire and involved the front of her dress. If her sister Margaret Hofmaster hadn't been there to beat out the flames, it could have been a very serious matter. As it was, Jean suffered minor chest burns, but it all goes to show how little things can develop into big ones, and I am very glad Jean came out so fortunately. * * * 1 had an accident many years ago when I poured some kerosene into the cook stove, thinking there were no coals. Pop I A blaze flared up, and grandpa Cady, who was sitting close by, said his only cuss words, "Thunder and lightning 1" while mother dashed across the room and threw her apron over my head. At that, I lost a little front hair and quite a lot of eye brows. * * * Just about this time of year "More people would be satisfied with their walk in life if they didn't have to shovel it." There are 1,234,800 college freshmen in the U. S. CHURCHES... Make Strong Communities 'For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'" — Galatians 5:14 Brotherhood is a word that we often use without proper attention to its real meaning. If we love our neighbor, we will do more than just tolerate him or acknowledge his existence. We will be concerned about our neighbor if we love him as much as we love ourselves. We will recognize his problems. It is not necessary that they become our problems, but we will look for a way to be helpful. Love can fashion the spirit of everything we say and do; it can open new doors; shed light upon areas of darkness. Love is the key to real brotherhood; without love brotherhood is merely a word. Read your BIBLE daily and GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES; HUTZELL CITIES SERVICE Floyd Hutzell, Service Station Roy R. Hutzell, Bulk Plant - 295-2362 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 - Algona, Iowa ZENDER'S Clothing for Men and Boys POST MOVING and STORAGE Local & long Distance Phone 295-2275 — Algona, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. Herb Hedlund, Production Mpnoger Perry Collins, Experimental Mgr. METRONICS, INC. Q. B. Harmes "Super Speed" Tools FARMERS SERVICE CENTER, Inc. Merton Ross, Mgr. COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & 169 ERNIE WILLIAMS John Df§r«rFqrm Equipment Highway ^'last - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver - Massey-Ferguson GMC Trucks - Firestone Tires - Algona KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS. ASSN, Your Friend - Before and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO. Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors - Trucks - Farm Equipment KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne Feeds - We Buy Eggs and Poultry 216 West State Street, 295-5206 BENNIE B. WIBBEN, Bldg. Contractor 122 S. Heckort St. - Algpna, Iowa SHILTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE The Shp* Stpre That Takes Care of Yogr Feet" Algpno Tel. 295-5371 Iowa VAN'S CAFE Junction 19 & 169

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