The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 8, 1965 · Page 6
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6-Algono (lo.) Upper Des Molnei Thursday, July 8, 1965 It's enouph to makp ones blood boil. Not content with having broken into the George Rony store at Los Angeles several weeks 8£o and getting away with severs] thousands of dollars worth of rare coins, it was burglarized again May 31, and this time they cleaned out every coin he had in the shop - around $15,000 worth, and not insured nearly as much as it should lie. This time, thieves sawed through iron liars on the rear door of a store next door. At any rate, he is now a happily married man, and Lucille Anderzen, one of the witnesses, said everything went beautifully. Well, what's the loss of money compared with acquiring a bride I * * * Algonans are sorry to lose the Dr. O'Connor family, but they are being replaced by Dr. Don Kingfield of Sac City, whose wife is the former Judy Brotherton of Wall Lake. Dr. O'Connor has had Florida in mind ever since he was stationed there during the war. His parents have a winter home at Hollywood and they will be living in the place there while looking around for Just what they want. And how nice for the new doctor - he is keeping the apartment the O'Connors had, and even bought the furniture, so all the O'Connors have to do is pack personal things and dishes. "Well", (quoting Mrs.O'Connor) "Chuck says if we don't like it we'll come back in a couple of years and start a clinic together." A group of women who comprise a sewing club decided to have a change so they went to Mason City the other day for noon meal. They permitted some of the husbands to drive them over - Walter Klamp, Al- 4 bert Reid, Lyle Steele and Otto Engstrom. I wonder if the men •were permitted to eat at the table with the women or whether they had to "be bachelors" and have a table to themselves. * * * ,. Poor Nick Reding I He is official letter writer now and has to keep the family informed on his wife - and how men HATE to write letters. Mrs. Reding fell the other day while doing some house cleaning. She used a folding chair, a very foolish thing to do she now realizes, and fell in such a way her right arm was under her and she came out with a broken wrist and some cracked ribs. Being right handed she can't use a pen. Moral don't stand on a folding chair. Better yet, don't wash walls. Let a professional cleaner do it. To Uie old question "Where was Moses when the light went out" the answer was "In the dark". And such was the case June 20 when we had that bad wind and rain storm. Only it wasn't Moses left in the dark - it was Rev. Coughenour who had to deliver his sermon via candle light and the choir had to finish the anthem without the aid of the pipe organ. Just about that time, former pastor Rev. and Mrs. Harry White came in. Rev. Coughenour said "Well, look what the storm brought in!" The Whites lived here about 12 years ago. They live at Sioux City in the summer and Florida in the winter. They had come to attend the conference at Waterloo. As often as Hazel Lusby, Lizzie Post and I have seen a certain park in a residential area in Davenport with Ab and Blanche Long and always fed the ducks, Hazel and I couldn't remember it's name. I phoned Mabel Hauberg and Herman came up with the name - Vanderveerl * * * I had occasion to meet a Mr. Daughan the other day. He Is a relative of the late Bill Daughan, employed so many years at the F. S. Norton lumber yard. The Daughans moved to California, but he said Mrs. Daughan is now at Manly. He didn't know where Helen, Bill Jr. and John are. * * * Fairie Kuhn made my mouth water when she told me about having fresh peas and new potatoes from her garden June 23. Um -m -m. * * * "All's well that ends well" 'tis said. In this case it involves Rev. and Mrs. Morz of the Presbyterian church. Literature is sent me each week and I choose from it items I judge suitable for the paper. Awhile ago, an extra sheet was enclosed which your magic servant ELECTRICITY with up-to-date home wiring ELECTRICITY truly is a magic servant—a servant that works around the clock, to help you do dozens of household tasks. But the magic of electricity needs modern wiring to work efficiently. How do you tell if your home's wiring system is up-to-date? Check for these symptoms of Low House- power—lights dimming when other appliances are turned on, shrinking TV picture, slow-to-heat iron or toaster, blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. Call a qualified electrician if your home has any of these symptoms and find out about rewiring $o your magic servant, ELECTRICITY, can help you live better electrically. Algona Municipal Utilities I didn't notice till I had it all typed that it contained a secret. The congregation was planning a surprise for the house warming of the Manse's. When I read that, I put in parenthesis (Please hold over till next week) Well, somehow it got by the proof reader so the item got In, much to the horror of Mrs. Al Agena and I don't know how many others. Well, a Mr. Johnson chose to hurry to the church office where the mail is delivered, took the paper and all was well. Had the Morz family inquired at the office about not receiving their paper, one was in readiness with the page omitted on which the item appeared. But the family was not curious, and so all ended well and they were properly surprised. When I was referred to a Mrs. Hayes for a news item, I thought of Mrs. John Hayes. It was Mrs. Kirk Hayes I was to contact - and did - but It is hard for me to remember these youngsters have grown up and little Julie Bourne Is not only Mrs. Kirk Hayes, she is a mother. Likewise Judy Thoreson is to me Judy Murtagh. Where DO the years go? * * * When I had a letter of sympathy on the death May 20 of my cousin Melvin Henderson from Lela Mendenhall, little did I think I would be doing the same for her just a month later. Her husband died June 21 in the Veterans hospital at Cheyenne, Wyo. Lela likes Laramie where they made their home, but I wonder whether she will stay on there, go back to Phoenix where her son George, Jr. and family live, or come to Iowa. 1 am Indeed sorry. One has so many problems to face. Margaret Durant sent me an Interesting magazine article and pictures of the movie idol of the 20's, Rudolph Valentino. He was a sensation and thousands of women's hearts palpitated. Yes, I enjoyed "The Shiek", but Wallace Reid was my "dish". Mother's "heart throb" was Bryant Washburn and his curly hair and Dad's "thriller" was Beverly Bayne, who married Francis X Bushman. Francis X was my aunt Mary Cady of Spencer's "dream boat" and so it went. Dad confessed it was Beverly's dark brown eyes, so like mother's, that made her attractive to him. Well, Margaret and I had a good chat over the "old days", The Taylor murder mystery which was never solved, the downfall of Mary Miles Minter's career after the Taylor incident, Mabel Normand's involvement and the utter ruin of Fatty Arbuckle's film career after the party scandal. Mary Pickford's three marriages are tame to Lana Turner's six and Liz Taylor's five. * * * I had such a nice letter from Elsa Goeders this morning. She said June 15 she and Dennis would have been married 59 years. She compared the Algona of 60 years ago with the Algona of today. I can remember no paved streets, no electricity, very few telephones, wooden crossings at corners a block apart, but our good old Call theatre can never be replaced. It's been fun seeing the changes and I wonder what the town will look like 60 years from now. Well, I won't be here to see it unless I am selected to ape Methusalah, and I doubt if I shall be so honored. Thank you Elsa for suggesting naming the column "Big Bits." I didn't choose the name. The "boss" did and since it is a collection of this and that, Let's Just keep it "Tidbits" and I won't have to be too intellectual. (Just as though I couldl) * * * I can remember Jeanette when she was just a little tot, a blonde like Elsa, and Grace Willey was "sitter" a lot of the time. The second daughter Helen has been deceased a few years. Her family consisted of two sons. And how well I remember buying a white spool of thread number 50 my mother sent me to buy and I repeated it all the way to the Goeders store to be sure I didn't forget the number. * * * As a book, I didn't like "Peyton Place." As a movie it was fairly good, but TV has it so muddled I've given up long ago. It's a waste of time, but isn't that little nearly five year old on the Danny Kaye show a darling? * * * How about it? "Looks like clothes are going out of style." * * * Kyle Keith has decided that from now on he will remain "grounded". He was helping do some work on the roof of the new home being built for him just south of the Good Samaritan Home and when we heard a man had fallen, we were quite concerned. Then when I saw him and he stopped for a brief chat with his mother Clare on second floor, he looked none the worse for his tumble, but admlfted one shoulder felt a little stiff. But, he added " A soaking each night in a tub of hot water is helping" and he will soon be as good as new. * * * I had callers the other evening and was glad to see a new trend in the colors of men's trousers. Men's clothing has always been so drab, navy, black or brown. This man wore, well, I don't know what the color would be called, but I'd say henna. And his wife such a pretty shade of green frock. Think it over gals - In dry goods store - "Ladies, does the end' justify the jeans ?" THIS I'd like to have seen I Amy Johnson saw a 'squirrel being kept at bay by a pair of blackbirds and the squirrel was getting the worst of the deal. He probably was after eggs and the birds had different ideas about the matter. ITEM: .the whirling knife- edge blade of a rotary lawn mower is dangerous. Be sure that the mower used by your family is shielded well down toward the ground and treat it as you would a naked buzz saw. Be careful — and you'll s*ve ydur toes. BUY Schmidt ZIPTOPCANS No opener needed... just pull the tab and pour! So easy... so convenient...and so very, very good. Distributed By NORTH IOWA DISTRIBUTING CO. Don (Dutch) Armstrong Algona 295-2338 GOOD NEIGHBORS TO KNOW AROUND THE TOWN & COUNTRY z& Meet Rich Mawdsley, Algona Richard Mawdsley, this week's Country Neighbor, is 33 years of age and he has lived his entire' life on the same farm four miles southeast of Algona. He owns 380 acres and rents 510 more, so he is kept rather busy with his combination crop-livestock set-up. Rich has 320 acres of corn, 225 acres of beans and 200 acres of pasture and hay land. He recently cleared 10 acres of land on a farm purchased last year, switched to picker-sheller and drying bins last year. He is a member of the Farm Bureau, a director of the Irvington Co- Op Elevator, clerk of Irvington township and an elder in the Presbyterian church. His hobbies are flying and hunting. He raises cattle, hogs and sheep and uses a 2-way radio system in his farm operation. Richard is the son of Mr. anc Mrs. J. C. Mawdsley, Algona, and has a sister, Mary, who is a dietitian at Fairview hospital in Minneapolis. Mrs. Mawdsley is the former Beverly Winkleman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Winkleman of Buffalo Center. She taught music in the Algona school system and married Richard Dec. B, 1956. Beverly is a member of the Bel Canto music club, P.E.O. 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