The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 27, 1965 · Page 2
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 2

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 27, 1965
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2-Alqono (lo.) Upper Det Moinet Tue»doy, April 17, 1965 Evelyn Buster week was a very busy one. With decorations being brought in and ministers coming to give communion to members of their churches, there was much activity. I wonder if you know how many denominations are represented? We have Baptist, Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists and Presbyterians. And we get along beautifully, with no arguments, no thought of superiority, and it might be a good lesson to the south and disagreeing countries. Well, I didn't mean to preach, but I did want you to know harmony can exist among those of different faiths. April 13, Alice Condon brought cute table pieces to Mabel Paxson, Marie Murtagh and me. Pink cardboard bases with twigs set in molding clay, covered with "grass" and abloom with pink crepe paper buds and some pussy willows, real ones, at the foot of the tree. A cotton bunny was perched on the corner and a cute little chicken was added to mine, taken from the wrappings of a jar of pickles Marg Dahl brought me. She knows I love pickles and even drink the juice. Do I see some of you shudder at the vinegar business? Miss Condon brought with her five children from Bonnie Winters fifth grade at Lucia Wallace who work on paper sculpturing projects. They were Krlsty Sheakley, Nancy Kolp, Sharlene Carlson, Mike Moulton and David Phillips. They had made birds, robins, bluebirds, canaries, blackbirds and cardinals and made the rounds, giving each resident a bird. I told them it must have taken a lot of time, but this they denied and said they enjoyed doing it. Along with spring comes my memories of leeks which I have mentioned before. The season being so late, I doubt if there are any to be had yet. It will be at least mid-May before we'll have any. * * * But spring is in the air, for I have talked with so many housewives who are cleaning closets, cupboards and painting and papering. One woman I called, I could hear another in the background, a helper no doubt. I said "Is the coffee pot on?" "You bet it is," she replied. I can well remember the fun Bertha Dettman, mother and I used to have when she was our helper. Many times it was sort of a picnic affair, and one time we were assisted home through the rain, one man trying to shield three women with one umbrellal His intentions were the best, but he needed a tent. about the "new look" in the raised waist line being brought tip high on the torso. It isn't new and we called It the Empire dresses back in my girlhood. Sure, I had one or two. That was about the time Carl McComb lived here and Don Clark was up from Eagle Grove on a visit. Our group of young folk were having a moon-light picnic and Don had wanted to accept my invitation, but was going home, so 1 invited Carl. Then Don phoned to tell me he Just couln't pass up the picnic, Carl accepted, so there I was, lucky me, with TWO dates on my hands. Sure it was fun. Try it some time. Years ago we had a colored family living here, Mr. and Mrs. Link Singleton, a highly respected couple whose color made no difference to the citizens.They were accepted everywhere and anywhere they went. Oldsters will remember Capt. Dodge who had a son Ned. One day Link was doing some work for Ned and when he washed his face and hands after work before joining the family at dinner, Ned's little (laughter examined the towel and wondered why some of the color didn't come off, * * * The Singletons adopted a boy just a little tad when I first saw him, a chubby, bow-legged little fellow. A few y^ars passed and he entered the -old Central school. I can recall how indignant the girls who kept on their side of playgrounds were when we saw how the boys tantalized and ridiculed this colored lad. I am a firm believer that this later misdeameanor was caused by pent-up anger and frustrations. The boy landed in the "pen" and Mrs. Singleton went to Piney Woods, Miss, and taught in the school there. Carl Hutchlns recently wrote to the school and asked about her and from the reply .from - Lawrence Jones, president, I gather Carl had sent a monetary contribution for which he was receiving thanks and information about Mrs. S. A part of the letter says, "It is interesting to note that you recall our visit and appearance of our Cotton Blossom Singers and Mrs. Singleton. Mrs. Singleton died several years ago and her body was put away in the cemetery here which encompasses the spot on which this school was first founded." According to the brochure sent to Carl, there is now an enrollment of 1,000 students receiving training mostly in agriculture and mechanics and the school has over 2,000 acres of land. • ^* * * * Well, the magazines can talk I would like to add I knew Seed Corn EARLY! ^^ "P|KAL«"lMlUll«U't«»'«i>'M»in« EUGENE HOOD, Algona, Iowa ROLAND BODE, Algona, Iowa. ALBERT J. BORMANN, Algona, Iowa RAYMOND OTIS, Wesley, Iowa PETER C.. REDING, Bode, Iowa FRANK DROESSLER, Bancroft, Iowa IAWRENCE BESCH, WhiHemore, Iowa HOMER O. MATTHIESEN, Fenton, Iowa the senior Mr. Bellinger, who also was a fine person. I don't recall meeting his wife, but 1 have heard from those who knew her that she was an immaculate housekeeper and excellent cook. Hurrah for Gov. Hughes, who advocates that public buildings henceforth shall have at least one ground level entrance. What a boon It would be to me, too, if dwellings were built the same way. * * * Thanks to Mrs. Milo Dalley, wife of the pastor of the Episcopal church for giving each resident palms on Palm Sunday after her husband had given us his message. He had a severe cold and was hesitant to go to the various rooms. * * * Also, thanks to Mrs. Richard Thoreson, who gave two "Easter Trees" - branches on which were hung Easter eggs. * * * Six year old Cheryl McClure Is a sharp little miss. When she answered the phone the other day I asked to speak to her mother. I heard her call, "Mommy, it's the newspaper". Her mother says she recognizes other voices too, but the fact that she has never even seen me makes her identification more unusual. * * * Along with the jar of Pickles Marg Dahl brought me were two pictures - one of a group of Methodist women who were called Ladies Aid at the time. Just to mention a few who were ardent workers, but have been gone these many years, my aunt Mary Henderson, Mrs. Henry Mason, Mrs. Zinie Holman, Mrs. Wes Hohn, Mrs. Thad Vincent, Mrs. W. A. Dutton, Mrs. W. C. Steele, Mrs. Willey, mother of Grace and Henry, 1 don't recall her husband's name. Mrs. C. L. Ingersoll, and others I don't recall at the moment. * * * She also had a picture of a men's glee club. I easily identified Howard Beardsley, Don Smith, Sr., Frank Thorpe, Joe Holtzbauer, Alf Kresensky, Charley Chubb, Melzar Falken- hainer, Harry McCorkle, Joe Harig, Merv Calver, Roland Steele, Harlan Lacy, Howard Vinson, Dr. Baker, Maude Wenck, Sylvia Gunn, 1 believe Byron Richardson, Roy Keen, Delbert Potter, Joel Herbst, Duane Dewel, "Bud" Quinn, EdGenrich and TheoChrischilles, 31 persona in all. * * * I have had a second letter from my cousin Gerald Cady's widow, Julia, a more detailed one this time telling about her trip to California last winter, when she visited her sons Pat and Dr. Jerry at Castro Valley and San Diego respectively.One item of interest is that Glenn, his son, is taking cornet lessons and using the instrument which belonged to his great-grandfather Willis "Pat" Cady. One day they started for Point Lomea and were amazed at the crowds. Suddenly it dawned on Jerry the group of ships coming in had spent seven months In the far East. The cruiser Robinson was in the lead followed in line by 11 frigates and destroyers. Two of the destroyers had been in the Tonkin Gulf episode last summer. The Robinson is a missile carrier. There were about 4500 men on these ships and their families were scurrying around trying to get close for a first glimpse of their loved one. Julia said there were few dry eyes. A recent card from Marion Mac Carton, Hollywood, Calif., who visited me last summer after a trip to New York and Des Moines, read, "Went to New York via New Orleans and Washington, D.C. Am on my way home byway of Banff and Lake Louise. Lovely snow and trip well worthwhile. Will be home around Easter. Hope all is well with you. How is little Adele (White)?" * * * Since strike news has been in the papers, here's an appropriate item. In window of strikebound shop, "Closed for Altercations." ST. JOE Wishing For A Buyer Won't Make That Sale! Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wagner accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Nick Reding, Algona, to spend Easter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rakers and family in Waterloo. Kenneth Bormann returned home Saturday from 6 months National Guard training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Kenneth is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bormann. Richard Erpelding, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Erpelding left Friday for 6 month's National Guard training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Robert A. Kruse, Fort Sill, Okla., spent the weekend in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Wagner and family. Eddie Illg, Virgil Wagner and Eileen Wagner returned home Friday after a visit in Colorado Springs, Colo. Betty Wagner and Virginia Lopez, Colorado Springs, accompanied them to spend the weekend here in the home of Betty's mother, Mrs. Adeline Wagner and family and other relatives and friends. They returned to Colorado Springs Monday evening. Sunday, April 25, in St. Joseph's church at the 8 o'clock, St. Joseph's second grade students will receive their First Holy Communion. Ruth Ann Kellner, Cedar Rapids, spent the Easter weekend in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Kellner and family. Ruth Ann is employed at Collins Radio. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Chicoine, Jefferson, So. Dak., spent Easter in the home of Mrs. Chicoine's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reding. Mr. and Mrs. George Ham and son, Ames, spent the Easter weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bormann and at Rolfe with Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Ham. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thilges and daughters entertained in their home Easter with dinner and supper pests. Attending were Casper Thilges, Mr. and Mrs. John Lentsch and family and Mrs. Alvina Thilges, Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Schneider and family and Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Thilges. Tol Mrs. Elinor Gage, one of Iowa's oldest residents, marked her 103rd birthday at the Eastern Star home at Boone where she has lived since 1949. Announcing the appointment of BILL STUDER as Representative for DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. FOUNDED 1894 The national Distributor and Inveifment Manager for Investor! Mutual, Inc. • Investors Inter-Continental Fund, Inc. Investors Stock Fund, Inc. • Investors Variable Payment Fund, Inc. Investor! Selective Fund, Inc. • Investors Syndicate of America, Inc. Proipectut-bookleh upon request SYNDIC ATE LIFE INSURANCE AND ANNUITY COMPANY John A. Egge, Divisional Manager FORT DODGE, IOWA 22 No. 12th St. (30-31) NEIGHBORS GOOD OW TO AROUND THE TOWN & COUNTRY Meet Duane Dittmer Of Burt Duane Dittmer, this week's Country Neighbor, is 25, and has been a tenant farmer on 200 acres of Union and Burt townships Jor the past 4 1/2 years. During* 1964, Duane, who also does custom hi-boy spraying, had 92 acres of corn, 80 acres of beans, 20 acres of pasture and eight in hay. Duane, a member of the Algona unit of the National.Guard and Good Hope Methodist church, considers welding and building farm equipment in his spare time as his hobbies. He had 75 head of feeder calves and considers soybeans his favorite crop. The. original buildings on the farm occupied by the Ditt- mers have been reconstructed for better use since he moved on the place. r, Duane, son of Mr. ahtTIiyifr -• A. JT. Dittmer, Burt, wa&.lx>iw at Burt Feb. 27,1940. Mrs. Dittmer, the former Barbara Dremmel, (laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray C. Dremmel, Burt, was also born at Burt - and she and Duane met while both were attending Burt high school. They were married Sept. 3, 1960 and have a daughter, Valerie Ann, now about 11 weeks old. Barbara considers sewing, knitting and reading her hobbies. Duane has one sister and Barbara has three sisters and a brother. (UDM Polaroid Photo) Upper D«t Mointi Publishing Co. PRINTING AT IT'S BEST - WITH QUALITY AND ECONOMY Algona Buscher Brothers Impl. Minneapolis Molin* - Kelly-Ryan - Papec New Idea Farm Machinery • ferric* • frlendlr * Courlteus N. Main St. Phone 295-3451 Robinson Construction Co. Sioux Steel Building* Building Construction Far iiie, itrength. load life and tat* ot building. Inittl on — SIOUX — Another idvuiceraepJ la enter firming. E. E. Roblnton E»»t on Hwr. II Phone 295-3374 Your International Harvester dealer, ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO., pictured above li located «t 1417 Commercial In the northeast part ol Algona, The Harvester line o! farm equipment and motor trucks is supplemented with other equipment lines such as Farmhand & Mayrath as well as power lawn mowers, boat motors, lubricants of all kinds (or tractors and machinery, and motors, "Service Is Our Most Important Product" Is the slogan of the Hall brothers and that is why they carry one of the largest parts departments In northern Iowa. Their shop room Is the finest and most ample in this are* ... and housed in a fine modern concrete block structure. You'll find plenty of private parking and room for used machinery right at the front door or side door, you might say. The Hall brothers and the ALGONA IMPLE. MENT crew invite you to stop to — anytime. Joe Bradley Equipment South Hotel Algona Farm Machinery — Trucks — Tirei Maney-Herrli AllU-Chslmtri Oliver GMC Truck! Ftwiont TUtl Phone 205-2421 Alton* Ernie Williams John Deere Farm Machinery BOTH QUALITY * SERVICE Located east of Algona ou highway 18. I'llUUC ^U.'i-ootil Algona Implement Co. Your Friendly International Harvester Dealer FAUM liQUP.MKNT MOTOR TRUCKS Sales & Service n II uTiinimuu Plume 2 ALGONA Irons Heating & Plumbing "Completely Equipped To Serve You Completely" Plumbing - Ht*tlai 8h»«l Mfttl Cat or Oil Pump* W»Jer Complfl* Fixtuw Phone 205-3640 ALGONA

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