The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 28, 1965 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 28, 1965
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Wins At Dog Show le-Algono, (la.) Upper Dei Maine* Wednetdoy, July 2ft, 1965 A former Algernon, Wendell Steven, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steven of Algona, won a puppy novice division at the Northwest Iowa Dog Show with "Shadow", his black Labrador dog. Wendell and his dog are pictured above. It was the first competition for the 10-month-old dog, ajid also for Wendell, who is now plant foreman of the Laurens Sun at Laurens. He at one time worked for the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. FROM THE ATTIC . . . ... TO THE VAULT (Your H«b»r - Yev/r Ntighbor'i) By Dick Polmtr My apologies to any correspondent who has received one of my Confederate post cards with a one cent postage due. Keep a ruler handy because to qualify for the 4 cent rate, the card must not exceed 6 by 41/4 Inches. Judging from those sent home, it all depends on whether an eagle eye Is present In the receiving post office, since only one of four was marked "due." An additional stamp has now been affixed lest I forget in the future. It does seem to me that the least the post office could do would be to affix a postage due stamp, but I usually get either a meter or Just the handstamp. The philatelic supply of postage due stamps comes largely from the charges levied for those business reply envelopes. - o - J. Bernard West is John Snyder's uncle and Is also the Chief Usher at the White House. This happy combination produced a special leisurely tour of the President's House, the term used on the book matches which were brought to us by a butler after the cokes, also brought by a butler. All of this was a bit overwhelming since two butlers ushered us into the White House before we were greeted by Uncle "Barney." We toured the rooms scheduled on the regular morning visits but, of course, we could set our own pace. We also enjoyed several rooms not on the usual ' march. • My notes are quite Inadequate for the subject but the re is an excellent book available dealing with the house and its furnishings. Mr. West autographed a copy of this-and a book on the Presidents for the high school library and gave me personal copies as well. These fine books are available from the White House Historical Associ- , aton,., ^Federal Bar Building, Room 1121, 1815 H Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20006. The White House book is$1.25paper- bound, $2.75, cloth. The Presidents cost 75 cents in paper, $1.75, cloth. Any of you Interested in antiques, history and general Americana would find a lot of interest in these books. I will place a copy of The White House in the public library if one is not now available. The Gold Room is so termed because it features in eight shelf window displays a splendid set of gold plated clinneru-are, etc. from France presented to the nation by Mrs. Bidrtle. Whatever our differences with President de Gaulle, we really ought to resolve them, as a significant percentage of the furnishings in the White House came from France. For that matter, so did the Statue of Liberty. - o The room designated as the Library, hut not really much used, was largely furnished by Duncan Phyfe pieces. Every room had a splendid clock. This one was by Simon Wlllard who marked it by placing his bust in silver inside an enclosure covered by glass. I think I would prefer a little less obvious notation of the craftsman. This reminds me of the cyclorama at Gettysburg. The artist - I believe he was a Frenchman painted himself into the battle as a Union officer leaning against a tree. The library also had an album of remarkable Indian portraits done by Charles Bird King. - o - We then moved to the China Room with samples of the state service used in all the Presidential eras. Mr. West stated that the service was not changed with each administration, but only when necessary which, I suspect, Is considered such more frequently than in the average household. I think I liked the blue and gold service of the Jackson era the best. The present set is an attractive green and gold pattern with the eagle of the Great Seal either in the center or on the edge. The Diplomatic Reception Room should satisfy anyone being received. It is one of the two oval rooms with a cycloramic paper depicting early American scenes. The paper was French (see what I mean) and was brought to the White House from a Maryland home. - o Regular tours include the Red Room, containing one of the few original fireplace mantels dating around 1800. The Red, Green and Blue Rooms all have fabric wall covering and the furniture, of course, corresponds with the color theme. The Red Room had a fine French Empire Desk of 1810 and a French musical clock presented to the United States by President Auriol in 1952. Two memorial pictures to President Kennedy are in the Green Room, one of which is French. Algona RIDICULOUS DAYS at CARSON'S FRIDAY SATURDAY CARSON'S lor Color 210 i. State St, Algono, We all admired the Stelnway piano in the Grand Ball Room presented to the United States in 1934. it was made from a solid piece of wood and has three heavy eagle rests, gold painted. The President's House is quite well guarded and I noted that the guards immediately stand up whenever someone other than the regular staff enters the room. Needless to say, this was the high point of our Washington visit. It is nice to have an uncle in the White House and equally nice to know someone who does. 30-Day Leave Spec 5 Jerry Meyer, formerly of Algona, his wife and two boys spent a 30-day leave with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meyer of Algona. Jerry was recently with the 1st Missile Battalion at Fairchild A.F.B., Wash. He is now en- route to Oklnowa where he will be serving a tour of duty with a missile battalion. His family will be living at the Meyer residence while he is overseas. FROG Tammie Yard, daughter ofMr. and Mrs. Randolph Yard of near Valeria, did a lot of chasing in order to catch a five-legged frog which was in a sand pit in the back of the Yard home. The fifth leg is attached ,to its chest in front. ARE MIGRATING TO PENNEYS CORNER FOR RIDICULUS DAYS BE THERE EARLY FOR TERRIFIC BARGAINS ON FINE FURNITURE I r i i i I'm going nuts !" says genial S & L manager, Joe Pomplun ! "All I've done all week is MARK IT DOWN, MARK IT DOWN III If you don't fight for these crazy specials, you're crazy and I'll be crazy I Come join the fun & SAVE I SAVE I" "CHARGE IT" UP TO 10 MONTHS TO PAY SPORT SHIRTS INCLUDING JACK SHIRT STYLES Orlg. to $2.98 $1.57 Sizes S, M, L Not a special purchase, but regular stock. MATERIAL Orig. to 79c yd. 4 YDS. $1 Great variety, you wouldn't buy this at regular prices, but you can't afford to pass it up now I BOYS' DENIM JEANS Western Cut ONLY $2.27 Regulars & Slim;. Sizes 6-16 TOWEL SETS 10 orig. $2.98 $1.47 5 orig. $3.98 $1.97 5 orig. $1.98 97e Ideal for Xmas Gifts CHENILLE SPREADS Orig. to $9.95 Full Size $3.99 & $4.98 MENS' WASH AND WEAR SLACKS Orig. $5.98 $3.88 65% Dacron, 35% Cotton Sizes 29-42 aMWt^M.^^&t, BLANKETS i,:^: T J > 90 flora'* uod piciids Sj>ct ,>« / i edoced to $4.44 l^*t*^«V*^^.y*r^~ f afq*f' MENS' WORK STRAW HATS Orig, 79c 57c Orlg. $1 77c LADIES' SLACKS 8 Pr. only 99c Sizes 12 & 14 GIRLS' PANTIES Ruffled Leg Style Orig. $1 - 77e Stretch Panties Short Leg Orig,$l,39-99c Regular Pantiei Orig. 59c — 44e LADIES' STRETCH SLACKS Orig. to $11.95 $5.99 Not all sizes, but try them on, anyway I 12 others, orig. to $8.98 - $3.99 LADIES' BERMUDAS & PEDAL PUSHERS AH sizes, 8 to 18, lots of colors ! Orig. to $2.98 $1.59 LADIES' ALL WOOL SKIRTS Only 6 of these 99c Sizes 8 to 18 Children's Cotton Shorts, sizes 2 to 6X 40e BOYS' SPORT SHIRTS Odds and ends, seersuckers, cottons, knits, all short-sleeve. Orig. to $2.98 REDUCED 50% Ladies' Beach Hat, fancy variety --------------- 99e Wooden Dress Hangers, one dozen — ________________ 12c Ladies' Shorts, size 9 ------------ 50c 2-pr. Ladies' Wool Bermudas, orig. $3.98 - ---------------- 99c Ladies' Sleeveless Dernm Coverall, all sets, w/blouse, orig. $4.98 - $3.17 Boys' Boxer Longies, sizes 3 to 8, orig. $1.29 - ................ 77e Boys' Shorts, boxer top, sizes 3 to 6 - --------------- 40e Boys' Boxer Shorts, orig. $1 - ----- ............. 77e Ladies' Stretch Swim and Play Suits - ............ r ~ $2.99 Girls' Slacks, sizes 10.12-14, orig. $1.98 - ............... 99e Girls' Blouses, cottons and knits, sizes 7-12 - ............... $1.33 8-pr. Girls' Stretch Denim Shorts, sizes 7-14, reg, $2.98 - ----- $1.77 4-pr, Girls famous make Jamaica Shorts, reg. $2.39 - .............. $1.99 GlrU' Cotton Tops, sizes 7-14, reg. $1.98 - ................ 77« 1 - Lawnmower, 22", 4-cycle Brlggs, 3 HP, easy adjustment wheels, brand new wheels and housing — __ — $27 2 — 20" steel housing lawn mowers, rotary, brand new — — ,, ---- $35.97 8 — Reflex Cameras, use 127 film - ___ ......... $1.77 Big Shot 5-cell Flashlights, incl. batteries --------------- 77c Throw Rugs, assorted sizes and fabrics, assorted prices, starting at — __ 77c Children*' White Play Shoes, sizes 5V4 to 3 ............. , $1.66 lawn Chairs — -------- = ------ $4.44 lawn Rockers - -------------- $6.99 Chaise Lounge - --------- ---- $7.99 • w-r-»»-w »•-••» w •.-w~»-w-<r-w-Tv» • _|M>'|lf I > i II i I I rTT'l'I'l T »•••••-•• .,,,,,,.,,,, .^ ^ ^

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