The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 20, 1965 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 20, 1965
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2-Algeno (lo.) Upper Dei Meinet Thursday, May 20, 1965 Evelyn Judy Bell Is Engaged To Algeria Man I am too lazy to get up and turn off "Shindig". 1 wonder if I can stand it till "Burke's Law" comes on if I have the tap on my machine to sort of drown it. * * * Well, I finally got up town, May 4, after a winter of imprisonment. I was afraid It might be a little chilly, so I put on a long-sleeved wool dress, a sweater, a light spring coat and a rather heavy "wrap around" headgear. Well, I shed the coat after awhile, then off came the sweater, and I wished there had been a place I could have put on a sun dress I When spring comes, she comes. It seems incredibile that a few weeks ago we were buried with that while stuff and now grass is lush and green, trees and shrubs are bud-bursting, and the air is drenched with spring perfume 1 Goody-goody 1 * * * I had callers May 1 who brought May baskets to the residents - little nut cups of mints and peanuts fastened to yellow cardboard flowers. The women were Lenore Black (Mrs. Hugh) and Louise, Joan Johnson (Mrs. Loren), daughters Julie Ann, Diane and son Keith, Merna Diekmann (Robert), Vickl and Kathy and Lou Rae Hunt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hunt. They are Scout troop #427 members. * * * Another basket was a delicious cup cake with pipe cleaner handle and perky bow brought by Rex Post. We had a nice visit. He told me he and his mom and dad and brother Bob were going to Waterloo to the dog show. He said, "Mom has to go along to keep daddy from buying another dog." They have an afghan which I think is all even Lavonne wants. He should have been entered, but they overlooked the registration date till it was too late. * * * I read the program to be given at the May Festival at Cornell college, Mount Vernon, and remembered with pleasure and nostalgia the spring I was guest of Florence Patterson Howard. The Chicago symphony orchestra had been chosen and the highlight to me was the violin numbers by Francis McMillan. He was wonderful and ranked among the first of great American violinists. * * * I hadn't seen Frances Moe for months till I ran on to her in a store when I was up town Tuesday. She will be able to retire from nursing at St. Ann in a few months. She has been faithful and deserves the rest and freedom to do just as she pleases with her time. I have been interested in the Mothers rings 1 have seen advertised of late. Velma and I, being near Wlltgens, went In to see them. There are two plain narrow bands, top and bottom, for Dad and Mom and center place for blrthstones of the children to be placed. Very pretty and appeals to me more than bracelets. I love rings. Ervin also showed us a genuine tourmaline, garnet and star sapphire. I had always thought a genuine ruby was more expensive than a diamond, but he told me diamonds come first. * * * I was in a drug store the other day, went in to get a coke to chase down a three o'clock pill, and there sat Ed Miller, who was a resident here a year or so ago. While along in years, he's pretty hale and hearty but said he was eating some ice cream to soothe his gums. I didn't ask, but he may have had some extractions recently. * * * I didn't know until today that Mrs. Ernest Egel has been selling home baking for some time. She wonders how many hundreds of pounds of flour she has used over the years, to say nothing of the eggs, sugar, spices and nuts. Ummmm t Sounds good I * * * Not that anyone cares about my opinions, but I think the post office has been built in the CRAZIEST place. I can imagine the office girls and many others agree with me. When we passed the vacated one a woman went up the steps, found the doors locked, then read the notice. I think I could read her mind. * + * We stopped at the telephone office - I was going to say "Hello" to Genevieve Hartshorn whom I have not seen for some time, and I would have kept her but a few mometlts. £ The door had a sign on it "Closed till 3". My curiosity got the better of me so I phoned" 4 the office, "How come.?" A simple explanation. During the chief's "break" of a short time, "no business" so to speak. Logical and 0. K. so far as I Urn concerned but if I get down that way again, I'll check the time. * * * When Ray Potter stopped by Sunday morning to do an errand for me I said "On a day like this, if we were kids again, what would we be doing?" "Rambling in woods and picking flowers" was his unhesitating answer - just what I meant. I have known Ray ever since we were youngsters back in sixth grade where he sat behind me. We have always had mutual friends who picnicked and spring The engagement of Judith Ann Bell, Iowa City, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie O. Bell, Wellman, and 1/Lt. Harold M. Amfahr, Bellevue, Nebr., son of M. F. Amfahr and the late Mrs. Amfahr, Algona, has been announced. A summer wedding Is planned. Miss Bell is a graduate of Wellman high school, attended the University of Iowa and is employed by Proctor and Gamble at Iowa City. Lt. Amfahr is a graduate of St. Cecelia's Academy here and the University of Iowa. He is stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebr. flower-hunted year after year, and he caught on quickly. * * * Rev. Coughenour gave us our sermon May 2 and a very good one it was. He didn't have time to make his usual calls as he was due at Fenton shortly after his service here. * * * Members of the Garden Club are divided in groups to come visit the residents here. They go alphabetically, so Mrs. James Baker and Mrs. Martin Becker were here. We always enjoy visitors. * * * We had callers again May 12 and May 13. Mrs. VaughanRising came with her little "cherubs" and the next higher grade of children who sing in the Methodist church. Children are so cute and give their "all" in programs. * * * By the time this reaches print Mrs. Ruby (Henry) Braun will be home from Denver, Colo., where since January she has been with her sister, Mrs. Maude Davies, whom she had not seen in 54 years. Mrs. Braun was 26 and her sister a few years younger. Unfortunately, Mrs. Davies was in an auto accident which has paralyzed her completely and she is In a nursing home, but provisions were made for Mrs. Braun to be with her almost constantly. Just Imagine the conversational ground to be covered after 54 years 1 * * * Frank Ostrum called me for a chat about old times and people and asked if I had seen the death notice of Mrs. Claude Dud* ley, nee Maude Inman. Mr. Dudley was city light superintendent here at one time. Frank had forgotten for sure, but he believed they had lived in Sheffield. The first Mrs. Dudley lives at Oelweln, Frank thinks, and there was a son Roy, if memory serves me correctly. Joe Kelley followed Mr. Dudley as superintendent. Mrs. C. N. Robinson and Mildred were joined by Mr. and Mrs. Keith Stephen and family of Ayrshire and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Miller and baby of New York City at Spring Valley, Minn., for the Mothers Day weekend, with Mr. and Mrs. Earl B. Miller. ERICKSOD COULD MAKE IT + SO GOOD/ RflDERSOfl ERICKSOd At Your Favorite Food Store or Super Market Anderton-Erickson Dairy Co. 'Guess who... just bought a new Dodge Polara? "You know...big, strong, nattily attired, lots of extras, really going me! "Go on, guess which shrewd, smart guy bought a beautiful Dodge Polara?" "Johnny! Dave? Bill? Don...?" The way everybody's going for Polara, like this 500, it's hard to guess who'll be next...maybe you? Popular Polara: nearly 4000 pounds ol solidly built beauiy. 121 inch wheelbase. 383 cu. in. V8. Big car. Big performance. Unwrap a special package. Polara 500. Cenief console, buckei seats, choice ol transmissions. Polara's popularity is easy to understand. '65 Dodge Polara -— - Marvin and his family will soon he leaving for Japan for two years. Marvin has been In service two years and plans to leave the service after his two years in Japan are completed. * * * Hazel Vera passed another milestone May 1. She and a twin sister, Helen, must have surprised their mother, Mrs. Fred Hagen, when she had TWO May baskets. It Is to be regretted that Helen died during the flu epidemic of World War I times and the Veras lost a little daughter, Mary Helen, a little over a year old at the same time. * * * I read "Who Donits" a lot and enjoy them, but when It comes to circumstances which would make an ideal story and involves friends, that's not so good, I missed Dick Palmer's account of it as written to him by Lucille Crose Anderzen, but a letter from her yesterday gave me the details which would make a thriller. It concerned cutting a wall into the place of business of a friend of hers who has a rare coin collection and antique shop in Los Angeles, the mysterious phone calls, and the "stick up" man who was thwarted by the owner, who happened to have a stiletto In his hand, which he used to open some mail. He was able to defend himself by stabbing the man twice and confederates "worked" the owner over to the point he was hospitalized and the man who had threatened him died enroute to a hospital. Policemen have been close at hand since then, two men were apprehended, but the owner won't allow Lucille to be alone in the shop any more. She admitted there were times when she felt very nervous and her times at the shop were only when the owner had business to be taken care of. He has fully recovered and will be a happy bridegroom May 20 with only Lucille and another friend as guests at the church. It seems crime is rampant all over these United States - and elsewhere of course, but times seem so much more dreadful the past few years. As an "old timer" I can only reiterate, "What are we coming to?" Harlan Miller retired from the Register. I'll miss his column, though I did think he gave a lot of space to what he had eaten and with whom. * * * I'm glad to have found some one just as, what shall I call it, lazy or indifferent to fancy work and sewing as I. Agatha Hanson is the person, and there may be many more. Both of us hate the sight of a needle, a crochet hook and a thimble! We have done so much fancy work over the years, we're completely fed up. I groan at the thought of having to sew an eye on a bra this evening. I am depending on a safety pin for a time-let's hope it holds till evening when I'll get into a robe, drag out the sewing kit and with rebellion in my heart, thread a needle. I'll let you in on a secret, and' it may be a useful thing for others who have metal buttons on garments. I have a dress on today which has a row of buttons, eight in all. Pretty, silver colored ones with nice design on the fronts. Three of them are attached with small safety pins underneath. They simply will NOT stay on with thread. They cut it in no time, so I've fooled them and the little safety pins are an ideal solution. RADI A MONEY-SAVING MESSAGE FOR PROFIT-MINDED FARMERS . . . MORE MORE With POWER! PROFITS! THERMOGAS! mm i -*t*- erm WE ARE SO CONFIDENT YOU WILL LIKE THE WAY "THERMOGAS" PERFORMS AS A TRACTOR FUEl, THAT WE HAVE PURCHASED ONE FOR YOU TO TRY THIS MINNEAPOLIS-MOLINE NO. 670 l.P. WITH 9.3 TO 1 COMPRESSION RATIO Will GIVE YOU AN IDEA AS TO THE WONDERFUL ADVANTAGES OF USING TAGES SY0RACTOR ' " THERMOGAS " GIVES YOU THKE *DVAN- MORE POWER... High Compression Power LP gas power is high compression power. LP gas engines are high compression engines. 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