# The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 1, 1965
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14—Algona, \to.) Upper D«» MoinM Thursday, April 1 1965 THE ALGONA fPPF.R DES MO1NFS is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. When 1 had act ess to the fill N I used to get quite a kick out of the old newspapers, espeoi.ilh the .ids. These days, I'm enjoyinp browsinp throuph some papers published about the .same time as the rarh I'ppor DPS Moines, and I've come to the conclusion that the advertising of Die 1%0's looks absolutely soft-sell compared to the sales pitches of 100 years ago. THE FRONT PAGES OF THE PAPERS OF LONG «c«i \u>re not held to strictly news stories, although some of the ads were thinly disguised as news. For example, this one headed "Women in Business" in the Sub-Peninsula, published at St. Petersburg, Fla. on June 16, 1898. "A prominent business man recently expressed the opinion that there is one thinp that will prevent women from completely filling a man's plare in the business world - they can't be depended upon because they are sick too often." - o - MRS. C. \V. MANSFIELD, A BUSINESS woman of Detroit, Mich, refutes this claim. She says she took Dr. William's Pink Pills for Pale People and was able to pet the first night's rest in months. They act directly on the blood and nerves, invigorating the body, regulating the functions, restore strength and health to the exhausted woman when every effort of the physician proves unavailing. By the way, Dr. William's Pink Pills for Pale People are also good for paralysis, locomotor ataxia and other diseases long supposed incurable I - o - IN CASE YOU THINK some of the commercials on TV seem a bit obnoxious, you might consider an ad in the same 1898 newspaper. It's for Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic and it Is illustrated with a picture of a pig's body with a human baby's head. The caption says, "Makes Children as Fat as Pigs" and claims to be just as good for adults. Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has a testimony from a "female" ("woman" seems to be an unrefined word), "I was as near death as I believe 1 could be, so weak that my pulse scarcely beat and my heart had almost given out". And then she took the Compound and Is in perfect health 1 - o BUT JUST IN CASE NONE OF these miracle potions work there's an ad from H. P. Bussey, St. Petersburg's Funeral Director and Embalmer who says, "Having had years of experience in the art of Embalming 1 guarantee satisfaction in all cases. I carry a full line of coffins, wood, metallic, and cloth-covered caskets." - o IVORY SOAP IS ALREADY ADVERTISED in the papers of '98, but its benefits are said to be more medicinal than detergent. Another ad that might still be appropriate in 1965 is for NOTO-BAC, "sold by all druggists to cure the tobacco liabit. Makes weak men strong." - o A NEW FANGLED INVENTION, THE sewing machine was proving a good advertising account. The Home Journal of Feb. 6, 1858, published in New York, had ads for five different brands Singer, Cover and Baker, Gibbs Patent, Pratt's Patent, and Wheeler and Wilson. The ads state in most cases that not only do they want to sell machines, they'd like to establish agencies in all parts of the country. Prices range from $12 to$30 on three brands, but two brands are held at from $75 to$100. The ads pull no punches in knocking their competitors. - o - THE SINGER AD CLAIMS, "These machines are never sent to editors, with the manufacturer's 'compliments' with a request to pay in complimentary newspaper notices." Singer offers to send a circular explaining, "the reason why it requires a gentleman of accomplished mechanical genius to operate a Wheeler & Wilson machine, and why so many excellent housekeepers cannot do it". Gibb's Patent, manufacturer of "$15 Sewing Machines" counters, "While we are sensible of the opposition of the manufacturers of the high priced machines and their untiring efforts to place our cheap Sewing Machines as unfavorably as they can before the public, in order, if possible to crush us, we cannot but be convinced that the more they talk, the more they advertise our little Sewing Machine." - o - NO MENTION IS MADE IN any of the ads of time payments or carrying charges so I presume business is strictly cash. However, I think it will pay me to go to a bank and borrow money to take advantage of Bulpins Great Sale of Furs - "100 Thousand dollars worth. Beautiful sets of Mink at$25; Extra sets of Mink at $30; Extra Large Mink Capes at$60; Extra Large Mink Capes of rich, dark shade at $70. Ladies are cautioned against purchasing second-hand moth eaten goods, which are now being offered in different parts of the city which are really dear at nothing." Too bad the ad is in the Home Journal of Jan. 9, 1858! - o - COMPANY FROM ALGONA RECENTLY included Cec and Mable McGinnis and Julia Taylor, who with former Algonans Bert Carr and Sandy and Ronnie, were here Sunday night for hamburgers. We were having a cold snap so we couldn't eat outdoors, but it seemed tropical by comparison when we got the weather report from Iowa. The McGinnises had seen the Ted Larsons at Clearwater and were on their way to the Keys and expected to see the Kossuth delegation there. - o - DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 28 through April 3, people having birthdays Include Chris Farrell, Grady Phillips, Elaine Simmons, Loren Nelson, Glen Tschetter, Jo Ann Rich, Bob Sigsbee, Donna Jane Gant, Dorothy Schmitt, Katliy Taylor, Perry Collins, Billie Leininger, Jimmy Allen, Helene Whittemore, Gerald Ferris, Nell Linnan, Reinhard Wetzel, Kristen Ballard, Lee McBride, Dr. C. L. Plott, Cecil Will, Gloria McClure, Dennis Miller, Tom Anderson, Debra Ann Specht, Sally Bay, Joan Post, Bill McDonald, Ruth Bierstedt, Cynthia Ringsdorf and Laura Troutman. Wedding anniversaries include the Herman Haubergs, George Balluffs, Richard Ringsdorfs, Franklin Haggs. - o - THIS WEEK'S RECIPE IS FOR Spanish Rice and it comes from Beverly Householder of Phoenix, Ariz. 1/2 cup chopped fried bacon 1/4 cup grated sharp cheese 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 3 cups cooked rice 2 cups canned tomatoes 1 tbsp. sugar 1 tspt salt 1/8 tsp. black pepper Fry bacon crisp, remove and add onion and green pepper. Simmer well until onion is soft and yellow. Add remaining ingredients and bacon. Bake in greased casserole in 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Serves 8. GRACE Despite Weather, Bulldog Trackmen To Open Season Does Family Cooking For 2 Days In A Coffee Pot Banquet, Apr. 11 At LuVerne To Honor Athletes .\lr- r| ii-i ''if-'' 1 school's track s<|iM'l i:<>t (Iif SP.ISWI off the t :i»un<! List Friday when Wayne- P.ittrisnn copped second in the i lass A Stair Indoor Meet at IO,M f'ity - tint Coach Arnie Hill's thinclads may have more th.in .t I'il of trouble getting in ,ui\ more competition, at least for a while. The Bulldogs have a total of 12 events on the sl.ite. Algona is supposed to travel to Eagle Grove for a triangular meet next Tuesday, April r >. Hill lias four lettermen frdm last season, Patterson, a senior who pole vaults, high jumps and runs in the sprints; Kon Burtis, senior who is a broad jumper ajid sprinter; Skip Perkins, senior low hurdler, broadjumps and runs in the relays; and Dale Teeter, junior 880 participant who Is shooting at a new record in the event. Other squad mernljers include seniors LeKoy Brims, weights and 880; Jorge Fehles, mile; Dong Nelson, 4-10; Richard Apple, mile; ami Salvador de Sousa, 880; juniors Glen Tschetter, sprints, relays; Kevin Hoover, weights; Dave Martin, low hurdles, relays; and Gary Barr, 880. Sophomores Lester Brlggs, sprints, relays; Dave Gerber, mile; Brocke Laws, high hurdles; Max Miller, weights; DarylJohn- son, weights; and PaulMcBride, pole vault, high jump; and freshmen Bruce Olson, pole vault; Roger Bartvmile, 880; John Frederick, sprints, relays; Rich Black, sprints; Russell Shaw, sprints, high jump; Tim Clark, Dean Teeter and Jeff Allen. Good Samaritan Auxiliary Has New Officers Good Samaritan Home Auxiliary met March 23 at the home with six ladies present. Election of officers was held. By unanimous vote, Mrs. Anna Presthus was appointed honorary president in recognition of her past work. The following were elected for the coming year: president, Mrs. Martin Becker; vice-president, Mrs. Don Smith; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. L. Maasdam. M rs. Becker appointed the following chairmen: public relations, Mrs. Fred Geigel; personal service, Mrs. Inez Wolfe; publicity, Mrs. C. L. Young; telephone, Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Foster. After adjournment, ladies were served coffee and doughnuts. Mowers Named To Natl Unit, Savings & Loan M.'J. Mowers, executive vice president and secretary, Algona, Iowa, has been appointed to the United States Savings and Loan League's 1965 Management Committee. The appointment was announced today by John W. Stadtler of Washington, D. C., president of the U. S. League, which is the national trade organization for the savings and loan business and represents more than 5100 savings associations. The Management Committee studies methods which will improve management procedures and association operating routines. 4 A.H.S. Students At DECA Session Four Algona high students participated in the recently held DECA (Distributive Education Clubs ,of America) conference held in Des Moines, with 35 schools represented. Taking part were Steve Briggs, George Graham, Calvin Humphrey and John Rock. The latter received an honorable mention for a radio script presentation. Will Be Hosts To Japanese Farmer FENTON - Mr. and Mrs. John R. Ruger, rural Fenton, will be hosts to a visiting young Japanese fanner who will spend one year here working and learning American fanning methods. A group of Japanese arrived in Des Moines Tuesday, March 30, as part of the state Farm Bureau's trainee program. This is the second year of the program, with ten Japanese having taken pait last year. The other trainees in this year's program go to farms at LeMars, Walnut. SF.XTON - The winter of "65 in Sexton has resulted in a few interesting stories. Perhaps the most practical one to be passed on was the new method of cooking used by Mrs. Martin Mimbarh. We were all very fortunate to have the electricity stay on through the storms, but she appreciated it most because they ran out of gas for the cook- stove. She cooked their meals for two days in an electric coffee pot and you have never tasted sauerkraut and taters like that made in a coffee pot. -fl- it's a good thing Mrs. Elmer Phillips didn't have to resort to just a coffee pot as they were hosts to five unexpected visitors for the duration. Besides cooking, Ruth also got a lot of hand sewing done as what else can you do with five strange men sitting around the house. There were also visitors taken in at the Roy Hansen, DonPecoy, Leo Klrschbaum and Mack Wise homes. The Wise store seemed to be the clearing house as the stranded were warmed up with coffee and lunch and then directed to a house to stay. Sounds like this is a pretty good little town to be stuck in as there were still offers of beds for the night from a number of places after Mack ran out of extra stranded travelers. It was also a case of returning a good deed as a number of Sexton residents were missing for at least two or three days. Don PeCoy and Clarence Huff stayed out the storm at their jobs in Algona, Alfred Opheim was stranded at a farm near Fenton while on the way home from his Minnesota route, Jack Wed- erquist was caught in Ft. Dodge while at a regional soil conservation meeting, and Clarence Golwitzer didn't make it home from work in Wesley. Dennis Seefeldt made it this far from his job at the Pioneer plant and stayed with his sister Mrs. Don PeCoy, and after two days he wondered what's thereto do in this town anyway. All we can say is, Denny don't come back to visit when it's nice weather then, cause this is the most excitement we've had around here since Don McMahons house burned in another March storm a few years ago. Steve McCall was one of the few fellows who managed to be snowed in at home in Sexton. Could he be the one who donated that famous last line, "1 love my wife and kids, but snowed in with them for two days" etc. If we still had humourist Beanie Cooper living here there wouldn't be any doubt about the author of that line. Some of the tragedy of the storm also came close to the neighborhood in the news of Sheila Hannover's accident at Whittemore as the little girl's mother is the former Trudy 01- sen, daughter of the Art Olsens. Sheila was released from the hospital on Friday and is making a good recovery as the facial burns are healing rapidly. The Sexton Friendly Club met at the home of Mrs. Roy Hansen for a pot luck dinner. Although a number of husbands delivered dishes to the door, none stayed and so missed out on an exceptionally good dinner. A surprise was the appearance of member Mary McMahon, last heard of enjoying the 80 degree temperature in Dallas, Texas. She arrived home in the middle of the storm and had to spend one night at a hotel in Des Moines, but she was on the first train to reach Mason City, and the first bus into Sexton for three days. This will also probably be the last time she comes home in March. The April meeting of the club will be at the home of Mrs. Don PeCoy and will have the revealing of Secret Sisters with a gift exchange as had been done in other years. All members are also invited to attend a rural womens day sponsored by the Farm Bureau women at the KC Hall on April 2. There will be a film shown by Mr. and Mrs. Chet Schoby of their trip to Europe. Mr. and Mrs. John Jennings also came home a week too soon and found their driveway radiator deep in snow and spent their first night back with the Sumner Parsons. Mrs. Jennings is taking it easy for a few days with a sprained ankle resulting from a fall in a motel on the way home. The sixteenth annual athletic banquet for Lu Verne High School will be held in the lunch room on Thursday evening, April 1st, 1965 at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Be rule Aaggau assistant executive secretary of the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Friends of the teams are invited to attend. Tickets are available from all members of the LuVerne Commercial Club or may be purchased at the school office. - o - Walter League delegates chosen to go to the Lake Okoboji convention are Beverly Bristow and Colleen Johns. On the decorating committee are Clara and Elaine Schnakenburg and Jane Hanselman. Delegates to Squaw Valley International convention are Clara Schnak- enburg and Donald Meyer. Heart Fund Chairman Allen Blake, for the town of LuVerne, stated final collections are$168.20. Workers were Alice Stampka, Alice Coyles, Kathleen Meyer, Doris Johns, Florence Studer, Audrey Baumgartner, Eilene Ernst and Bernice Cox. Mrs. Joel Reding reports for the heart fund \$43.50 for Lu- Verne Township. Co-chairman was Mrs. Lillian Selby and workers were Mrs. Frank Weber, Mrs. Fred Will, Mrs. Robert Barber, Mrs. Joe Grandganett, Mrs. Everett Schipull, Mrs. Carl IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF IOWA IN AND FOR KOSSUTH COUNTY No. 8684 NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROBATE OF WILL IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Philip H. Dorweiler, Deceased. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: You" are hereby notified that on the 12th day of April, 1965, at ten o'clock a. m. at the County Court House in the City of Algona in the above County and State, hearing will be had for proof of the instrument dated September 14, 1960, purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Philip H. Dorweiler, Deceased, at which time and place said instrument will be admitted to probate unless good casue be shown to the contrary. Alma Pearson Clerk, Said District Court McMahon & Cassel, Attorneys Algona, Iowa (24) Pederson, Mrs. Henry Hefty, Mrs. Peter Plemmel and Mrs. Owen Curry. Guests at the Earl Johns home for dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Dean Bowmann of Algona. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Schipull visited his sister, the Orville Carlsons at Albert City recently. Fred Newlin, S-City Dies Fred C. Newlin, who farmed in the Swea City area since 1945, died Saturday at his home. Mr. Newlin, 86, had been in declining health for several years. He was born Nov. 12, 1882 at Rosehill, 111. and was educated in that state. July 9, 1903, he married Margaret Peters in TAILORING? WE'RE AT YOUR SERVICE. And We Check All Buttons And Seams When We Dry Clean! MODERN DRY CLEANERS & TAILORS ALGONA 295-52/7 Illinois and the couple moved to Iowa in 1915. Newlin was known throughout the state for purebred hog raising. He leaves his wife; a daughter, Pauline Newlin, at home; one son, Darrel of Swea City; a brother, Clyde Newlin of Mon- terey, calif.; and a sister, Mrs. Maude Ford of Ada, Minn. There are four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist churcl] in Swea City, with Rev. W. B. Cain officiating. Burial was at Harrison township cemetery. April Fool's Balloon Day 3 BIG DAYS APRIL 1-2-3 5% - 10% - 15% - 20% DISCOUNTS Just break a balloon and receive your discount STOREWIDE - ON ALL PURCHASES ! UP TO 60 MONTHS TO PAY The Friendly Store Excuse our appearance . . . we're going through a remodeling program, adding new equipment for your convenience. 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