The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 16, 1965 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 16, 1965
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<**.) t*t Melt*, , fefc. 16, s%ttS:*:* ....... ......... • I Afeef LuVerne Seniors NANCY BRINK Nancy is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Allyn Brink of Lu Verne. Her senior activities are basketball, softbalL, Mixed Chorus, Double Mixed Quartet, twirler, and annual staff. Her favorite pastime is listening to records and to the radio. Nancy rates blueberry pie as her favorite food. Her favorite song is "Down Town". Nancy plans to attend State College of Iowa, Cedar Falls, and become a teacher. Bookkeeping, office practice, home economics, English, and government are her subjects this year. JOHN WICKETT John is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Bryce A. Wlckett of Lu Verne. His activities in school are baseball, basketball, track, and mixed chorus. John enjoys playing golf in his spare time. His favorite food is pizza and his favorite song is "Theme from Youngblood Hawke." John plans to attend college after graduation. His subjects are physics, trigonometry, English, bookkeeping, Pre-College Math, government, John's pet peeve is two faced people. The death of BiU Barry takes away another friend whom I have known many years and have been at m^ny parties at which he was present. We graduated in the same class and those of that class preceding him In death are Phil McNut, who was killed in a train accident while attending college when a group of students decided to "ride the rails" and Phil was unfortunate; Earl Hatch was accidentally shot when he stepped in front of his mother who was attacked by a man who knew she was carrying a sum of money 9,s treasurer of an organization which had just met; Fred Heckart, Earl Crane, Hjaimer Rose wall, Walter Turner, Myrtle Brown, Zada Brunson, Adelia Presnell and Maude Schenck. There may be others whose whereabouts I don't know. Bill always gave me credit tor having taught him to dance and he was an apt student. I was proud of my results. The past few years have not been easy for him, a leg amputation and a stroke were not easy to take, but in the many times I have talked with him, he was always cheerful and never complained. I am sorry his wife, Mary, whom I have known so long, top, is hospitalized at Iowa City, apd was unable to be with Bill aj the last. But she has done all she could for him wonderfully during his illness in spite of her own ailment. I am wishing her speedy recovery. A letter Feb. 4 from another old friend, Glen Naudain of Rock Hill, S. C. He says in part, "I always enjoy the Algona paper and always read your Tidbits. So many of the people you mention I remember. I left Algona in 1913 and went to college at Ames. Except for visits, I have been away for a long time and many things have happened. I was in World War I and II and the Korean War and retired •.as "a Cqlonel. When I was at Ames I didn't dream how much those required military courses were going to influence my life. Most of my time has been in chemistry- science in college teaching research and since I retired, in real estate. I was glad to hear about my cousins, Leeta Henderson and Edna Stebbins. I remember Roy Waterhouse who lived near the high school (Bryant). We received a little snow yesterday, but today the sun is bright and snow gone. Our earn illias are beautiful. They stand the cold pretty well." Gleaned from the Rotary News Glenn enclosed - Right after Christmas when Santa Claus has flit, the mail for father reads, "Kindly remit" - and "Ho hum, wonder what the bathing girls won't be wearing next summer?" And, "They are a perfect couple - He is a pill and she's a headache". * * * I had such a nice letter from Nancy Muckey today. She was a nurses aide here for several months and how 1 did hate to see her leave. She is at Anaheim, Calif., and shares an apartment with Barbara Kuchenreu- ther. Both are doing secretarial work. They found a car a necessity and apparently they are coping with the traffic nicely as she didn't mention any fears. She asked about many residents here and sent special greetings to Mr. and Mrs. Nasby and Bonnie Bradford. I will be answering your letter very soon, Nancy. * * * When a bride calls me from California just a few hours before the ceremony to have a little chat with me, well, I tell you, she rates high with me, though she already was one of my pet relatives. Gayle, Melvin and Leeta Henderson's daughter, phoned me and admitted t50autiful Monuments Dean Kinsman, owner of the Algona Monument Co., ff Algona, Iowa, wishes to remind you that there can never be a substitute for a monument ... of knowing you marked the final resting place of your departed loved ones in the proper manner. Tb* Algona Monument Co. offers a wide selection whl they can furnish in various sizes, styles and designs. The monument business cannot be a sideline business . . bill time must be devoted to it. Since Dean does all his own, buying from the East and Middle West and sells direct to you, ne can eliminate the local ynd the distant representative's | 'jmraiasloos. II you wish to save, please, before you buy, write or call) #$•6666, Algooa Monument Co., and let them give you the fact*I •bout monument* and markers, both granite and bronze, for' Ctmetcrie* and memorial gardens. Phone 295-5565 she had "butterflies in her stomach" as every bride has, I am sure. I also had a short talk with Mel and Leeta and Fred - and am looking for*-ard to their possible visit here in June. I am to have pictures and a detailed description of the wedding soon. Gayle is a lovely girl and I know she was a beautiful bride. The Joseph Straubs have something to hand down to posterity. An invitation to Pres. Johnson's Inaugural Ball I An ornate bit of "literature" that will gain more interest with every 1 year. * » * Without referring to last week's mention of prominent workers in the Methodist church in past years and now deceased, I am afraid I failed to mention the Ed Gilmores and the A. P. Ives. I wonder if there are others I forgot? * * * Speaking of Methodists, Ed and Velma Hagg called on Rev. and Mrs. Earl Burgess while they were in Phoenix around Christmas. They live in a glorified trailer and Mrs. Burgess is so proud of it - the first home she ever planned, she said. Parsonages are always someone else's ideas of a home and now, at long last, she can give vent to her own ideas. I saw the picture of It and it is Indeed most attractive. Rev. Burgess has been retired for some time. Agatha and Andrew Hanson were recently visited by Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dasket, Mike and Boh of Minneapolis, who were en- route home from McAllen, Texas. They had been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Karr, the latter of whom 'J^as Ivadel Caughlin, sister of Agatha, who now live in a retirement home at McAllen. Haven't I often told you "it's a small world"? For their neighbors are Mr.andMrs. Earl Ellsworth, formerly ofEm- metsburg. Mrs. Ellsworth was Verda Steil, sister of Alice Steil Reding. The Larry Christensens of Marshalltown, son and daughter- in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Don Christensen, were mighty glad when their plaiie touched terra firma and they sat with crossed fingers till they landed safely. Larry is manager of the Firestone company and had been on a vacation to Puerto Rico. A bad storm hit and the plane practically "jumped" along. They took many pictures which they will bring up to show to the Christensens. While Florence Hagg is here in our cold and snow, her husband Albert was basking in 95- degree temperature at Monrovia, Calif. A pity we can't have a halfway mark for both places. But I'd rather have the cold than the heat - I think. Since I don't have to get out in the cold, I can regard it as of no particular importance. But at 9% I'd be sitting here with my air conditioner on full blast I Jimmy and Louise Black have a new playmate they dearly love and Jimmy has a lot of fun pulling two-month-old sister Carolyn Kay around in his little wagon with high sides. Yes, mama Lenore keeps a close eye on proceedings. And Louise is a fine little "sitter". * + * The Leroy Crapsers aren't particularly happy over the location of their son, Major Charles, nor is his wife joyful. Charles is in Viet Nam, 75 miles southwest of Saigon. He says the territory over which he has command is about the size of Kossuth county and has a population of 80,000. He has a picture taken with Maxwell Taylor. There are 12 Americans with him in the area and the natives look at Charles with awe. They come just about to his waist line. He is six foot four, and weighs over 200 pounds. Robert Haag, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Haag, has been in service at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., but recently was transferred to Fort Lee, Va, He loves it in Virginia, rich in historic places. He enjoys that so much and says it will take him a long time to see everything. * * * Speaking of places, beauty, etc., my last "Arizona Highways" had pictures of desert flowers - various cacti. One doesn't think of a cactus bloom- Ing, but they do, for I have seen some of them. Even eaten cactus candy. I don't care for the confection, but we bought some en route from Pomona to Houston - also a delicate pale green lacy handkerchief said to be made of cacti. Thr; candy, 6o the conductor said, Is made from Juices held In cup-llko receptacles. And who am I to argue with him. It looked like the square of rosin 1 used on my violin bow. NEW Why is it... over half the men at age 65 haven't saved enough to retire? You can eliminate this poss' ibility throgh life insurance. See LOUIS H. REILLY FIII.O UNOMWItlTf • .188 82Se 119 WIIT NiimiKA A LOON A <OWA 80811 YORK LIFE fNSU-RAHCE COMPANY Life Insurance aj Health Iiuurancc < Group Jnaurance •) Ptrutfop Flap* Mrs. Ernest Egel has a sore scissors hand. She's been cutting pieces for quilts. No 1ft. tie scrap of material goes to waste around hejr house. About 45,500 oil wells were drlllefl in the U. S. last AMBULANCE SERVICE Families living throughout thte area may call any Blake Funeral Home with complete confidence. High quality service and moderate prices are provided at each. FUNERAL HOMES OOIDEN RUl£ HOMES AT LU VERNE CORWITH RENVrtCX TITONKA WESLEY Phone TUrncr 3-3322 Lu Verne GOOD NEIGHBORS OW TO AROUND THE TOWN & COUNTRY Meet Red Madsen Of Butt This week's Country Neighbor is Merlin "Red" Madsen, who lives one-half mile west and one-half mile north of Burt. He farms 280 acres,' and has lived on the place for eight years. Red, son of William Madsen, Sr., was born at Whittemore, Aug. 25, 1930. He considers fishing his main hobby and especially enjoys raising beef cattle and hogs on the farm. He has been clerk at the Algona Sales Barn for the past 11 years and also clerks auctions around the area. Mrs. Madsen is the fprmer Doris Salisbury, daughter of H. A. Salisbury, Burt. She was born at Burt and was married to Red, Nov. 18, 1951. She teaches third grade at Lone Rock in the Sentral School District. The Madsens have a son, Steven, 11, and a daughter, Sandra, seven, and Mr. Madsen has two brothers and four sisters. The 34 year old Madsen is a tenant farmer. (UDM Polaroid Photo) Upper Des Mointi Publishing Co. PRINTING AT IT'S BEST - WITH QUALITY AND ECONOMY Phi 295-3539 Algona .,~~ ^.* ^*™. ^WMW *< £w*»tr~r*f- ^"^f*^ **fr^"* -^ f^fmf n n PRIRONS EATINGsPL. Buscher Brothers Impl. Minneapolis Moline - Kelly-Ryan - Papcc New Idea Farm Machinery • StlM • Frlandly ft Coui!»ouj Always N. Main St. Phone 205-3451 Robinson Construction Co. Sioux Steel Buildings Building Construction F«r aU«, itraneih- loM IK* and MM oi building, Infill on — SIOUX — Another advincanwBj In ••(!•! fainting. E. E. Hoblnaoa Eaat on Hwy. II Phone 295-3374 Pictured above is the P. R. Irons Heating and Plumbing establishment located at 812 East McGregor Street in Algona. The business has been in Algona since 1940. A larger building was needed to facilitate the expanding business back la 1946 and this is the building to the east of the original building. Irons features the leading brands of plumbing fixtures, furnaces and air conditioning equipment. In addition to the heating and plumbing work the business does a complete line of sheet metal work, 'which Is all done In their location. For reliable, efficient and friendly sen-ice In your plumbing & heating needs, be they large or small, call P. R. Irons Heating and Plumbing. They are "Completely equipped to serve you completely." Joe Bradley Equipment South Hotel Algona Farm Machinery — Trucks — Tires L MtiMy-Harrla Allli-Chdmtr* Ollvar CMC Trueka rUtttont TU»a Phone 295-2481 ftl MONUMENT CO. Ernie Williams John Deere Farm Machinery BOTH QUALITY 4 SERVICE * ast of Algona ou highway Phone ^33-o5 Algona Implement Co* Your Friendly International Harvester Dealer FARM EQUIPMENT MOTOR TRUCKS Sales & Service II Phone 295-3MI1 ALGONA Irons Heating & Plumbing "Completely Equipped To Serve You Completely" Plumbing - Ht»tlnf 6h««| MalaJ Cat or Oil Uttita Pumpi Water $y»i*mf CompUta Phono 293-

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