Willrett Named Conservation Farmer Carroll Willrett, whp livesVS miles north of Algona on U.S. 169, has been picked as Conservation Farmer of the Month by the Kossuth County Soil Conservation District Commissioners. Carroll has been an outstanding conservationist since he moved on this rolling farm in Union Township In "53". When he moved on the farm, yields were low; some of the slopes too steep to go up, down, or over; and excessive erosion was causing loss of high priced fertilizer. He started out cross slope farm- Ing, but found this would only take care of certain parts of each field. In 1962, with a suggestion from Julius Baas, Soil Conservation District Commissioner, Carroll made an application to become a District Cooperator. The application was approved and 115 acres of contouring were completed that year. In 1963 one-half mile of terraces were built, along with the completion of three acres of grassed waterways. To quote Carroll, "Why fiddle around with contouring, if you need this type of farming, you should terrace right from the start." Yields have gone up steadily from 40- of corn per acre 90 bushel average In in 50 bushel 1953 to a 1964. One of Car roll's recent accomplishments was being picked a county winner in the Iowa Achievement Contest for 1964. Carroll and his wife are not the only ones in the family interested In agriculture. They have four children: Judy, now in college; Sharon; Steve; and Bonnie, all of whom are or have been very active in 4-H activities. ...by Evelyn Richard Moe, one of the barbers who comes Sundays and Wednesdays with John Lentsch to keep our menfolk well groomed, dropped in for a little' visit one evening recently. I've* known him since he was a little shaver, so didn't hesitate to re- 1 mark on his new "butch" which I hate on anyone. He said his wife had even more to say against it, and his six year old son Mark said, when beholding him, "Gosh Dad, you look Just like Monster!" Richard has promised to let his hair grow out, thank goodness. * * * Rose and Heinle Stebritz have returned from a visit at Houston, Tex. with their daughter Diane and husband MarllnKirsch and at Fort Worth with their son Bob, wife and family. Rose and I had quite a chat about the interesting things to^see ,at Houston and Galveston, where I had been twice. My cousin Edwin Cady lives at Houston. She promised when they went again she would give him a phone call. She considers Houston the most beautiful city she has been in, and we mentioned Foley's, a huge department store with a wonderful tea room up several stories where I attended a bridal luncheon. We also talked about the beautiful white church In Galveston. It is built with a dome and reminds me of one of the pictures of the Taj Mahal. We spoke of the shrimp boats and the carloads of sulphur standing on track, and the Texas battleship. They didn't get out to see the San Jacinte area and monument. * * * Perry Phillips dropped in a short time yesterday and called on others here, too. I had not seen him since his late wife was here. He misses "Whitey" who lived on the same floor with him above Kirk's shoe store. "Whitey" being the late Claude White. * * * '*?»«***« *s-«n •*-!-' v ..-*^r f , . .'-._,.,•*••, vv* .;•:,•:,-. .yt-rf? Heirb ; Adam's is'back from Veterans hospital, Des Moines, where he had surgery. He said when he saw some of the men there,'.he could sure count his blessings. He saw Jimmie Burns and Merle WeUendorf. Both are bed patients and their recovery is slower. Merle has had seven operations since January, has lost 42 pounds, but is better now and hopeful that he can come home before long, as Jimmie hopes,too. * * * Well, the travelers are getting home. Sure sign of spring. The Howard Frenches are back from Phoenix, Ariz, and the Fred Rents from Florida. They saw ex-Algonans there, always an enjoyable experience, and I asked in particular about Lorraine Crammond Seward. She lived across the road from me many years and her grandmother Josephone Crammond and father Lou were such old friends. Emery Seward died a few years ago and Lorraine found It a much happier state to have something to do, so she does fittings and alterations In a department store. She was always adept with a needle. She and Emory made an ideal couple, both always so well groomed and I know their home would be spotless. They lived in Chicago a number of years, then Emory retired and they went to Florida. Too bad he didn't live longer to enjoy liesure. * * * The Jim Merrymans are home from Hawaii and vote it a wonderful country. They stopped in California and saw Jim's nieces Becky and Janet Jergenson, both married and not living far apart. Janet had a little -three week old daughter at the time the visitors were there and Maxine says she is a perfect little doll. And Becky is an adoring aunt. The two girls were very close- closer than many sisters and it is fine they live near to each other. They were adorable little girls. * * * There have been so many stories about snow drifts and hardships snow storm shave caused. Frank Ostrum told me that years ago when a storm similar to the big one we had a few weeks ago hit here, he and his father took the cows from the lower part of the barn to the hay mow to .get them out of the water when the melting began. * * * . .Alice Condon pays us:a visit, over-;here one day each week, and is trying occupational therapy on residents who are interested. It is fine of her to devote time to help others. * * * Several vears ago a Mr. and Mrs. Don Miller lived here and he was principal of the schools. They now live at Audubon where he is still in the "school business." Recently there was an item about a Patty Miller who attends Drake University and had gone to Selma, having for sometime had great interest in the Negro-White conditions. * ' * + From time to time, residents at Swea City have expressed interest in Mrs. Ethel Gilles who lived there many years and contributed much to church work. I am taking this way of letting them know she is in very poor health and is no longer able to get up and down stairs to visit me. I miss her greatly. She was helped down a few weeks ago and looked so sweet with her hair cut, and turned silvery like she always wanted it. Her father had such pretty hair and she hoped hers would be like it. I told her she now had her wish. After a brief visit, she bacame tired and was helped to her lace newesf fashion challenge fo every leg in town fwo-foned nylon sheer heel, demi-foe black wiffi nude or black with topaz */ V Discover fhe ^r new color range of diamonds by Hanes. From lighf fo dark they're true fash/on spark for town and counfry cosfumes. room. She is being cared for in the kindest, most considerate manner and kept immaculately clean. You know she was always such a neat person. All you can do is remember her in your prayers. She would like that. * * * I'd like to'know how TV polls are taken. The best programs are taken off and we are left with "Beverly Hillbillies", the silliest thing, "Petticoat Junction" which is of little interest, and leave us with "The Munsters" such rot. My nice "Burke's Law" is threatened "Bachelor Father" was taken off, and Mitch Miller with real MUSIC got the hatchet. Thank goodness "Perry Mason" has a new contract, and Red Skelton, for whom I care very little. Jack Benny could be eliminated too for all the interest his programs have held of late. At least we got rid of Judy Garland and Jerry Lewis for which 1 give thanks] 1 wish every TV owner could be given a list of "likes" and "dislikes" and see how it would come out. Just who do the higher-ups In NBC and CBS and ABC think they are? Many persons have tried to get me interested in "As the World Turns". Well, it may be O.K., but I suffered too many years via radio with "Pepper Young's Family" and "Ma Perkins" to get involved with another series of situations, day after day getting no where, so to speak! I read with interest about a Mrs. Clara Peterson who made a braided rug consisting of wool donations of clothing from her family. It reminded me of a quilt mother and I had. It almost broke my heart to part with it when I came to Good Samaritan. There were blocks made of so well remembered clothes of my grandmother Cady, dresses I had as a child and many pieces from dresses I remember of mother's. We used to lie in bed and talk about the way the dresses were made, etc. * * * The high school graduating class of 1915 is planning a reunion dinner June 5 and a picnic June 6. Tliey have no plans for Tuetday, April 13, 1965 A | 8 ona (Id.) Upper DM entertainment prefering to reminisce about the "good old days" and get acquainted with various spouses. Later I will give a complete list of living "grads" and their addressesand a list of the deceased. It involves a lot of work on the local members and I guess no one in my class had the gumption to undertake such a project. The class of 1940 has slated its 25th anniversary get-together here June 26 - and local members report many of the 81 remaining members have already made reservations. * * * Mrs. Leon "Champ" Martin told me about the flying trip she and Mr. Martin, their sons Bob and David, Larry Munger and Dennis Miller made to Laramie, Wyo. to see the Wrestling Tournament, driving day and night. She was pleased to meet friends from her home town, Cresco, and gave me many details on the matches, which are Greek tome, but interesting because they concerned Algona. Iowa State won ''Hurrah for our side." .- ** * * Mary Corrine Smith and 1 had quite a political discussion the other day. We agree President Johnson has a heavy load and we wondered how President Kennedy would have handled the situation. I had a book from the library "The First Lady", I believe it was called, at any rate it was all about "Lady Bird". There was a picture of her and LBJ at the time of their marriage. LBJ was a handsome fellow. Mary said she met him several years ago at Iowa City and had quite a chat with him. She was much impressed by his dynamic personality and friendliness. * * * Mrs. Gilles' sister, Mrs. Edith (John) Miller of Augusta, Wis., at 84-plus, is in Milwaukee with her son Merrill until she is recovered sufficiently to make the trip home. She had recent surgery at a Milwaukee hospital. Quite a number of people here have met her and Swea Cltlans when she visited Mrs. Gilles there years ago. FASHION IN AN EASY MOOD Telling all the coat news: a straight and easy silhouette; notched shawl collar; slanted set- in sleeves; 3 big ornamental buttons. Masterfully tailored by Betty Rose, m Hockanum souffle wool— feather-light and fully lined. iW *&**• Blue - Melon - Lime . White. Sizes 10-20. MEMORABLE WAY TO LOOK THIS SEASON Betty Rose* THE SLIM SHAPUNESS A LA PARIS Half-size suit with a French accent .<— slenderizing, but shapely. Tissue - light Forstmann Porell wool, elegantly hand-picked collar, rounded fevers and jacket front. Stitched seaming ornaments the hipline. There's a gem pin lighting up a lapel; a chiffon scarf to tuck in the neckline. Green, Blue, Beige, Pink, Navy, Black. Sizes 12V4-24V4. Fresh suit view, in textured rayon/ silk Sorrento, Quiet elegance, superbly tailored, with long revers on a rounded collar; cross-seamed and vented at the jacket hemlie. Self- covered buttons, and its own chiffon scarf. The jacket and slim skirt are lined. Celery, White, Blue, Pink, Navy, Black. Sizes 12Vz-24V2. THE COAT SUIT QUALITY NAMES YOU KNOW Purses by Garay & "Letlsse." Jewelry by "Kramer" & "Pakula." Lingerie by "Kayser" & "Lorraine." Hosiery by "Belle Sharmeer" & "Hanes." Girdles and tfras by "Formfit" & Warners." Blouses by "Sweet Adeline" & "Ship ; N Shore." Orion Knit Wear by "Aileen." Dresses by "L'Aiglon", "Mendels," "Louise Alcott", "Mynette" & "Kelly Arden", and "Nan Leslie" in Junior Petite, Juniors and Misses. • Suits by "Butte Knit" & "Betty Rose", regular and half sizes. • Coats by "Jo Moor" & "Betty Rose." • All-Weather Coats by "Great Six", "Betty Rose" & "Lanson." • Sportwear by "Personal" & "Phil Rose of Calif." Betty Rose. I \ I I il Jl dressed-up dash, whatever the weather! Let it rain or shine— you're wearing water- repellent crepe (acetate/rayon, foam laminated). No drizzle can dampen its beauty. Styled with wide lapels, raglan sleeves, huge woven- look buttons, curved pockets. Gay lining of pastel stripes. Black or Navy. Sizes 6-16.
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