The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 11, 1965 · Page 2
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a-Atpono do.) Upper DM Maine* Tuetdoy, M0y 11, t*«S Fenton Man Weds At Fairmont On May 1 Pictured above are Mr. and Mrs. Bernard W. Laabs, who were united In marriage May 1, at Immanuel Lutheran church, Fairmont, with Rev. Arthur Krueger officiating. The bride Is the former Sandra Rae Oilman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Oilman of Fairmont. Mr. Laabs Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Laabs of Fenton. Attending the bride were Nancy Oilman, Fairmont, her cousin, and Karen Haase, Algona, a cousin of the bridegroom. He was attended by his brother, Dennis Laabs, and Darrel Berkland of Fenton. Following the ceremony a reception was held at thu church • with about 250 guests present. The couple took a wedding trip ,to South Dakota and will be at home In Fairmont. The bridegroom is employed by Arts-Way MJg. Co. In Armstrong. The bride graduated from Fairmont high In 1963 and has been employed as a secretary there by the telephone company, where, she will continue working. (Klrkham Studio foto). their fine pastor, Rev. Harcey. * * * I am sorry Edward R. Murrow Is gone. 1 enjoyed his visits in the homes ot celebrities. It was different and entertaining to see how the "other half lives." * * * And this Is a good time to mention my sympathy for the Dr. John Keneflck family. I have said before, 1965 has been a dreadful year for loss of well-known Algonans of various ages, but Stephen was so young, had such a wonderful beginning of a fine career, to say nothing of his family and little children. We read of similar happenings In other towns, some remote, some far off, but when it strikes at home and people you know well and hold in esteem, it Is harder to take. * » * The Rotary News from Glenn Naudaln, Rock Hill, S.C., bore a line - "Spring has sprung) Our azaleas, etc. are beautiful. Yesterday It was 90 degrees. "Well, that's ten too much to suit me. *• * * Velma Hagg is disappointed with her daffodils, they haven't come up, nor shown any Inclination to-do so. Winter killed, no doubt, but I'll bet there are plenty of weeds that were able to survive. * » * r Yes, even sunny California has had plenty of rain. Some pictures sent to Bertha Spear show'the freeways.under several feet of water and closed to traffic. A recent letter from my cousin Melvln Henderson, Upland Calif., 'said "During the heavy rain we had a knock at the door, and lo' and behold it was Gayle (their daughter). She couldn't get to her home at West Covina so she phoned her husband Herb she'd be staying with her parents over night. * * * I can tell spring is on It's way for the sun has begun to shine In my northwest window, and ere long my violets on the north window ledge will have a bit of sun. For awhile 1 was worried about my white one, but all at once it perked up and is full of blossoms and buds. So is the purple one, which didn't take a rest. * * * The James Hurst I mentioned a few weeks ago, professor of poetry at State College, Cedar Falls, who married Merle Norton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Norton, well-known Al- gonans, Is also well-known by Mrs. Frank Ryerson, Burt. She met him when she was a student at the college. His paralysis in the legs was caused by making a dive, hitting on his shoulders. I met a girl at Iowa City University hospital a number of years ago who was completely paralyzed from a dive into a tank from which the water had leaked and no one knew it. She was with a company of entertainers at fairs. After much surgery, she was finally able to walk with support and braces on her legs. She regained a little use of her hands and was doing some fancy work which she sold to visitors. I didn't have anything to do to pass my time, so I volunteered to do an edging on a pair of pillow cases she had been working on. She accepted my offer gratefully. I saw her several years later, but she had made no further progress. I often wonder where and how she Is. •,a\>» ts Evelyn "The rain In Spain (alls mainly on —"Rats! It's the rain In Iowa that concerns us and the rampaging Mississippi. I hope by the time this reaches print the "Father of Waters" will have recovered his bad temper and subsided into the beautiful thing It can be. I fr'nic of Davenport and the spots I have visited so often buried under tons of water. There is a wonderful department store comparable to Younkers. Blanche Long ! i»ld us that in 1952 I believe ,it was, water got as far as the basement. It Is THIS year that has capped the climax, and I feel certain the first floor must have been reached, though I HOPE not. And I am wondering about the Blackhawk hotel In Davenport and the Le Claire in Moline, so close to the river. And the hotel In Muscatlne where Earl Bradley made his home, so close too. It was brought to my* attention when I mentioned the church members here, 1 failed to mention the Congregational-* ists. Indeed we have them and I have had several visits with GAINED or LOST WEIGHT? TAKE ADVANTAOI Of COMPLETE ALTERATION SERVICE. MODERN DRY CLEANERS and TAILORS 295-5277 You get a choice of top yielders from PIONEER. Latest Iowa Corn Yield Teat* results (2-year Averages) show that among the four highest yielders in the 6 districts, there were 9 different Pioneer hybrids — more than the next four ckNMst-rankin* brands combined. These includ* •d single crosses, 8-way, and 4-way croaa hybrids with a maturity spread of 15 days. Here's proof that whatever maturity corn you need, your Pioneer salesman offers hybrids to fit your heeds. 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I wonder if he is taking them to his new location, or whether they'll have "squab" for several meals? Remember when Mr. and Mrs. Claude Nicoulln owned the Mrs. Amanda Ayres farm, now owned by Stewart McFadden, and they went Into the pigeon business sending "squabs" to the cities? Or maybe the birds were sometimes served as "pheasant under glass." * * * 1 had such a nice visit with Mrs. Otto Engstrom the other day. She and Mr. Engstrom and their daughter Betty have recently been at Houston Tex. We talked about Foley's, the department store comparable to Fields, the lovely tea room there, the causeway to Galveston, the long Ferry ride and ever so many other topics. The azaleas are in bloom and the bluebonnets are as profuse as usual. They also drove out to River Oaks, an exclusive residential area and Hedy LaMarr's house was pointed out to me, Also, the home of Clark Gable and his first wife, a woman considerably older than he, but who started him on his successful career. The Eng- stroms visited with their son Howard and family. Howard had a twin brother Herbert, and years ago when they were lads about ten, I gave them Hawaiian guitar lessons. En route home they stopped at Ogden to visit with Mrs. Engstrom's sister Mrs. Johanna Jensen. * * * My hair still gfowethl I'm wondering how I'll hold out, come a real hot day. * * * I had such a nice visit the other evening with Al and Lucille Amunson. They are leaving soon for Minneapolis where Doc said they'd "baby-sit" awhile, but they will eventually land in their summer location at the Minnesota lakes. Their son Bob lives in Minneapolis. They spent the winter in Texas, so I'd say all together they "lead the life ofReilly." * * * Marg Dahl lot of fun and with I have had our chatter about our "crush" on Gene Barry of "Burke's Law." Well, he is a handsome, debonair fellow, but unless he has some better stories, I'm afraid we're going to lose interest. The show last night was lousy, to put it mildly. Anyhow, he is unique, according to a movie or TV magazine article I should say, in that he has been married 20 years to the same woman, has two sons, one 19, the other about 14, I believe, and Barry is strictly family man, not the "smooching" fellow of TV •• nice "smooching" though, gentlemanly, and not over done. He's sort of a 1965 Francis X Bushman, but I like Barry better. And for my money, Wallace Reid still was "the most." Remember him? * * * Somewhere a radio is playing 1 "If you Knew Susie",Remember Eddie Cantor and how he sang It so zestfully? He and his Ida were a nice couple, too. * * * My first May basket April 29, from Hazel Lusby, was Jonquils and pussy willows, looking so springy. It is the first time I've seen her since her visit with her daughter, "Markle" In Corona Del Mar, Calif. It was so good seeing her. A card from Betty Long, Cedar Rapids, says Abner is-at their house frequently as he is only about five miles from their home. He still enjoys eating out. My, what fun he and Blanche, Hazel Lusby, Lizzie Tost and I had at Davenport and Mollne eating at the many fine places there. And such wonderful Sunday Smorgasbord^ dinners. . And Earl_ IradTey with us many times. How things have changed, and we are lucky- to have had our fun when we did. Happiness is so elusive. ; + '* * -; Mothers Day - a time filled with memories, beautiful and sad. It will be 14 years May 19 since •fly mother left me. I never* dreamed I could live so many years afterward. * * * Yupl I guessed it. The Moes killed the pigeons and are having a family dinner on about 15 pounds of meat. They are being joined by several relatives. Thrqe young pigeons, but old enough to look after themselves, he freed. He verified my assumptions when I asked him Wednesday night when he came to get the men prettied. Enter the • v A" PUMPKIN GROWING CONTEST OPEN TO EVERYONE ...NO OBLIGATION! We furnish the seeds...you grow the pumpkins ENTER TODAY its easy...it's fun! 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All contest entrants must claim pumpkins within 3 days after contest closes, or pumpkins will be given to a local charity. Contest Judges** TO li SELECTED LOCALLY Joe Bradley Firestone Phone 295*242]! Algona South of Algona Hotel Wi know you'lte/py doty business with us!

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