The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 3, 1965 · Page 2
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 2

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 3, 1965
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2-Aloeno (Jo.) Upper DM MelnM Thundery, Jun* 9, 1965 Ellen Siemer, LuVerne, is Bride Of James Gatton Ellen Siemer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Siemer, LuVerne, and James E. Gatton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervln Gatton of Algona were united In marriage May 22 at 11:00 a. m. In St. Cecelia's Catholic church, Algona. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rt. Rev. Msgr. P. P. Gearen. Sister Virginia, organist, accompanied Jane Arndorfer, soloist. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, Clarence Siemer. The bride was attired In a floor-length wedding dress of Chan- tilace which had a fitted bodice and long lillypoint sleeves and a scooped neckline trimmed with sequins. The controlled front of the skirt swept to a long chapel train. The veil of pure silk Illusion was waist length and held by a forward headpiece of lace petals and pearl loops trimmed In Aurora Borealis. She carried a cascade of white and red roses, also a crystal rosary, gift of the groom. Vicky Siemer was maid of honor and Nola Gatton was bridesmaid. The groom was attended by Donald Weber, best man. Gary Green served as groomsman. Ushers were Wayne Hanselman and Duane Hanig. A dinner and reception was held at K. C. hall, Algona, following the ceremony. Helen Weydert was In charge of the guest book. Mrs. Bernard Capesius and Mrs. Helen Hanig poured. Mrs. Harold Weber and Mrs. Ben Arndorfer cut the cake. Mrs. Edward Arend and Mrs. Julius Clnk were dining room hostesses. Table waitresses were Vicky Arndorfer, Doris Taphorn, Janice and Janet Arndorfer. After a short wedding trip they will be at home east of Algona. (Mueller Studion Photo) [iminiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiw \\^^' Evelyn Mrs. Leonard Maasdam has a brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Talentine, who live near Farnhamville, who are very lucky to be alive. They were in the area recently hit by the tornado, and seeing it coming, grabbed a box of important papers and fled to the cellar. Even there they were not completely safe for when" the house was torn away from above them, a timber crashed into the cellar landing between them and missing them by inches. Trees were uprooted and one freakish thing was a blossoming tulip driven into a tree trunk. Another amazing thing was a roll of toilet tissue not even unwrapped, cut exactly in the middle making two parts. The Talentines clothing was torn from them and dirt fairly ground into their skin. Kind neighbors took them to their home where they could bathe and don borrowed clothing. I am enjoying the looks and fragrance of a huge bouquet of lilacs Dorothy Muckey brought me May 14. * * * With th'e class reunion of 1915 slated June 5-6 1 hope nothing like this occurs "If there's anything worse than a waffle that's cold, Or mashed potatoes five days old, It's meeting an old fat hen, whom you loved way back in 1910". Well, time changes all of us, and oddly enough, often it is for the better. There is a poise and graciousness gained by age and callow youth isn't as attractive as pictured. And speaking of changes, I have friends who attended the Kossuth County Historical open bouse May 16 who saw a picture of me at eight years old and one in graduating class, then came here to the Good Samaritan Home open house the same day and saw my picture in the panel on toe porch, U»eu the one in my room when I was 14. Quite a transition and certainly great changes in my looks! * * * 1 had such a good visit with lima and Lee Pratt of Burt open house day. Irma is a cousin • of Hettie Millis whom I knew so well, and she knew my cousin Harry Goddard and family of Bancroft, also the Morehouse family. * * * Speaking of old times, Art Olson was showing some his class a "soap stone" and it was hard for them to believe what life savers they were in olden days when one traveled by horse and buggy and these heated stones kept ones feet cozy and warm. * * * Amy Johnson has been "seeing snakes" too. She found one in her cellar and immediately killed it. Da Huff encourages them to stay in her garden as she says they eat the bugs. I'm afraid I am of Amy's school of thinking. * * * I had a brief visit from Mabel Samson and daughter Dorothy Parsons the other day, but hope to have a longer one when I get down her way some nice day. * * * 1 was reading an article on bicycles the other day and recall seeing pictures of what was then called a velocipede, a huge wheel in front. I remember mother telling about an Algona woman who was rather broad in the beam and the amusement she created when she rode around in bloomers. Then in a later era, Dot Smith and Mae Raney did a lot of riding for exercise as well as fun, and perhaps with some reducing in mind, though neither were over average size, in fact on the smallish order. * * * I saw a charming picture of the Prince Rainier family the other day and Princess Grace was beautiful with short hair shaped very closely aud I thought "Jackie" would be improved with just such a cut. She is 9 lovely person, but that mop of hair always looks unruly. It isn't "sour grapes" with me, but I admit 1 could use her over abundance by a few thousand hairs. * * * I am looking lor ward to having one of those 1975 wrist radio watches run by ones body heat. What about a day whan the temperature is 90 or so andourbody heat in a high bracket? How many of you have ever made soap? That used to be a part of the household duties years ago. But Mrs. Kading has done it before and she made up her mind she could do it again, so with some stale grease as the necessary foundation, she made a batch of it recently. 1 never knew what ingredients went into it, and I think her recipe is a more modern one than I used to hear about. Anyhow her finished product was high class. * * * Years ago, when David Macumber was Just a little fellow, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Macumber, lived across the street west of us and just west of them were the Ed Haggs. Esther Strayer was "sitter" for David and as time went on, Esther finished school and took nurses training at Sioux City and graduated as an R.N. at Fort Dodge. More time passed and she married Jack Farwick, has four children and lives at Pipestone, Minn. In spite of her suggesting that I not write her up in "Tidbits", I am going to disregard it and tell her interesting story. In a letter to Velma Hagg, which was to be shared with me, she enclosed three of her writings, one printed in the newspaper at Pipestone called "Washing Her Way to Sainthood", and two others I assume not yet disposed of, and perhaps she has no idea except to keep them for her own amusement and reference as time goes on, but sent here for the "shut-Ins" to read. They are to be returned to her when they have made the rounds here, and naturally after reading them myself, I passed them on to Leona Macumber, one of our R.N.'s here. One is called "Case of Mrs. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde" and "Gems, for Twentynine Cents". They are amusing and cleverly written. * * * But Esther probably calls this part of her letter the most important, "It has always been a dream of mine to some day have a home for the aged, but of course It was one of those "some day" things. But, when the new hospital was built, the old one was remodeled and made into a nursing unit. I applied for work in it and lo and "tfehbld, ,1 have been asked to take charge of It. It is more than an old folks home; it is connected with the hospital, so we will have access to the lab, x-ray, etc. It has 40 beds and is ready for occupancy, but we have to wait for state inspectors." * * * M "My oldest daughter will soon be graduating. She will be going a long way from home. One of her teachers has two children with cerebral palsy. She has taken care of them after school and weekends for the past year. Now they are moving to Pittsburg and want her to go with them. They are going to get her into a school where she will train to care for crippled children. She wants to be a physical therapist. Tommy will work on a farm, Anne will be busy babysitting for a nurse, so Michael said he would get dinner for daddy. I will work from 7 till 3 five days a week. I am glad I will have my evenings at home. If you have any hints on running a home, I'll appreciate help." * * * Well, I'm afraid I am beyond my depth on that, but if Mrs. Nasby has any ideas she can pass on, I'll write you. I am sure you will be a big success, Esther, and here's congratulations and best wishes. And I know no one will accuse you of bragging, it's a worthy achievement to be very proud of. Blessings on you. * * * If you heard a scream from the northwest the other day, It was Amy Johnson. I told you she was seeing snakes, bo, one In her cellar, but this time it was more harrowing. She was pulling longer grass around her house that can't be reached with a lawn mower, and there with a hand full of grass, was a little green snake. No wonder she yelledl I can remember seeing a number of them in the hay field years ago when I was a youngster. I got so I wasn't afraid to run over them with a little cart I had and killed a few. But I can't say I want to associate with them very closely. * + * After a very heavy dose of house cleaning and getting ready for the open house, the Nasbys needed a couple of days to relax and rest. They went to Clear Lake, had very good luck fishing and Mrs. Nasby came back with some sunburn. I haven't got around yet to hear from Mr. Nasby about the "big ones that got away." The only thing I ever liked about fishing was the picnic lunch. I never handled a worm, and so help me, I NEVER • will. Nor have 1 ever handled a fish, except gastronomically. * * * I think I mentioned a few weeks ago I had a phone call from a man who said he was calling from Minneapolis. I am inclined to think he meant FOR Minneapolis, because he surely wouldn't be calling long distance to ask about my plans for house Improvements. When I said, "I am living in the Good Samaritan Home" I am sure I took his breath away and he apologized for having called. Today, I had a call from Des Moines. Well, any repairs I want done on my house will be taken care of by local firms. So there is a second disgruntled salesman. * * * All het upl On a fuel truck: "Are you coaled?" LuVerne Lady Bowlers End Year, Banquet, Elect RETIRING Mary Williams and Charles Sage of Colfax are retiring after many years in the Colfax school system. Mr. Sage has been school custodian for thirty-five years. Mrs. Williams has been a teacher there for twenty-six years. REDUCED for a limited time only! TOUOT COLOR .COORDINATED COTTON PERCAIE Sheets and Cases 72x108 or till Titefit with Bulk Cown 72i10* Iwii, Strips, Potti DoU 81xl06Mn. pr doubt* trlmfit with elastic corner*, ,,,.,,...*,*,, 3*49 81xl09'fn. full, stripes or polka dots . , . 3.99 MATCHING PIUOW CASES Now Pequot Tri-tone, turnabour percale sheets with a fashionable different colored hem at each end. Full 5-ln. solid color hems. All Tri-tones mix and match with the solid color sheets and cases. TrMone* give you twice the looks of ordinary sheets . . . and they'll last much longer becouje the wear is distributed more evenly. CHARGE IT and save, too, at SU LUVERNE - A banquet was served recently in the Enterprise lunchroom at the LuVerne Lanes for the ladies leagues. Ball point pens of the LuVerne Lanes were presented to those with 185 average during the season. Mrs. Clarence Casey received an award for showing most improvement. Mrs. Harding Hansen received an award for highest average and Mrs. Lawrence Miller received an award for highest game bowled which wan 230. Ufncers for the new year elected were Mrs. Charles Sorensen, president; Mrs. Jerry Stllle, vice president; Mrs. Theodore Johnson, secretary- treasurer, and Mrs. William Hippen, sgt.-at-arms. Mrs. Dale Zentner was chairman of the committee for the decorations of the banquet. - o - MISSIONARY GUILD The Missionary Guild meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Carroll Gillespie, the former Margaret Engel, east of Ren wick. Mrs. Henry Kubly had the devotions and readings followed given by Mrs. Edwin Jackson and Miss Emma Krause. Mrs. Gillespie showed slides of a recent trip to. Canada and old Mexico. - o - W. S. C. S. MEETING The last general meeting of the church year of the Woman's Society of Christian Service was held May 19 with the general president, Mrs. Allen Blake, presiding. A report of the North Iowa Conference meeting was given by Mrs. Alvin Weber. They voted the WSCS would give $25.00 to the Shelter House project in the LuVerne city park. Mrs. Dale Zentner, new general president, announced there would be an officers' training clinic at the church on May 21. Mrs. Gail Wolf presented Mrs. Blake with her past president's pin. New officers were installed by the Rev. Worthie Usher, as follows: president, Mrs. Dale Zentner; vice president, Mrs. Irwin Jergensen; secretary, Mrs. Joseph Thorn; and treasurer, Mrs. Elmer Kubly. Secretary of program materials, Mrs. L. B. Shelton, secretary of Missionary Education and Service, Mrs. Blake; secretary of Christian Social Relations, Mrs. Lucinda Stone; secretary of campus ministry, Mrs. Vemon Eggleston; secretary of Christian Vocations, Mrs. W. Raymond Legler; secretary of Spiritual Life Cultivation, Mrs. Robert Barber; secretary of supply work, Mrs. Theodore Johnson; secretary of membership cultivation, Mrs. Gail Wolf; chairman of finance, Mrs. Duane Neal; chairman of local church activities, Mrs. Bryan Stewart; chairman of nominations, Mrs. Allyn Brink, and chairman of publicity, Mrs. John Cox. Mrs. Gail Wolf read the names of the new circle members. If It's News We Want It! WATER WITCHER Max Quandt, 84, who lives on a farm near Denison is probably the only living water witcher in Crawford county. During his 54 years as a ws£t£r witfcher he has been paid from $2.50 to $1 5 fr>r locatingwells. YOU owe IT . . . In a car, a new car I See u» this week for the financing you need to be* come the proud owner of a new car. You'll find our Auto Leant are low in cost . . . you get an Auto Loan you can afford. 1 E. STATE STREET • ALGONA • TdL 295-2487 Grandma is the sly one You've got to get up early to get ahead of Grandma. She's listening to her neighbors telling about the wonderful results they had with new DA-TEX one-coat wall paint. Because new DA-TEX is Densi-tized, it has a heavier body. It's so thick and creamy smooth that it may be applied over wallpaper, new or old plaster, painted walls, primed wood or metal, cinder or concrete blocks, brick and composition board. And new DA-TEX dries in just 23 minutes. You've read about it in LIFE magazine, now try new DA-TEX for yourself. There's a wide selection of colors to choose from at Sailer's Davis Paint "Store, Algona, Iowa. "OUR 3 LP. GAS TRACTORS... . .. Are Efficient, Very Reasonable To Operate - And We've Had No Engine Problems!" THAT'S WHAT ARLO AND DELANO GRIMM, WHO FARM ABOUT SEVEN MILES SOUTHWEST OF ALGONA, HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THEIR BRAND NEW OLIVER 1850 (SHOWN WITH THEM ABOVE) AND TWO IHC L.P. TRACTORS - AND THEY HAVE BEEN DRIVING L.P. MACHINES FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS I When Arlo began farming 10 years ago, hit tractor wot an L.P. IHC, and it is among the trio of tractors the brothers maintain and use in their crop farming operation, which includes large acreages of corn, soybeans and oats. The second IHC was added about five years ago (used) and the new Oliver raised the total to three I All of their L.P. GAS tractors are factory models, The Grimms are one of the largest users of L.P. GAS in this entire area. Ifs easy to switch to L.P. NOW I Your present tractor can be converted reasonably and you can pay for the conversion from fuel savings, without most of the usual engine troubles that are normally a problem. And remember, all new tractors, no matter who manufactures them, are available equipped to run on L.P. GAS I Change to L.P, GAS for your tractor (or tractors) now - and get in on these features; easier starting In winter; more horsepower; more lugging power in the field; greater fuel economy; and less maintenance! Contact us today for all the details on l.P. GAS operation - and remember, we now have complete service facilities available. NORTH CENTRAL PURLIC SERVICE CO. 10 EAST STATE STREET - ALGONA

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