The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 21, 1965 · Page 6
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Algona (| a .) Upper D«i MolnM Tyitday, Sept. 21, 196$ fve/yn There Is a certain Des Moines columnist I'd like to meet and have an argument with. I am on the side of trains and I have plenty of facts to back my statements. I have made three long trips via train, one from here to California, from California to Texas and one from here to Texas, I don't know what more they could possibly have done to make my trip enjoyable and comfortable. In fact, I was treated like royalty and if it weren't such a long story, I'd go into more detail. Suffice to say, I am FOR trains. So there I * * * I was so happy to see my first teacher the other day Grace Mclntyre, of Los Angeles, who Is here visiting her nephew, Leighton Misbach and family and a niece, Mrs. Carl Spies and husband at Emmetsburg. Mrs. Spies is the former Katharine Misbach. How well I remember Incidents of "way back when". The late Ruth Suckow Nuhn and I exchanged letters and remembered the same things and what pleasant memories they were of "teacher." * * * I have frequently said that I like cats - that is, SOME cats, not all, and I've mentioned our pet white Angora, Bob, who was such a pretty, cute and intelligent pet. My cousin, Gerald Cady, had a Siamese cat but he was an unfriendly, independent fellow that didn't make friends with me - in fact, a Siamese is known for spunk and indifference. However, I met one the other day that changed my views. The Kyle Keith children were here. They had taken their pet up to see grandma Keith and stopped at my request for me to see her. She is Hazel, and cuddled right down beside me on my bed - it was my rest period - and purred her contentment. She was as friendly as could be. A few days afterward I was talking with Carol Gotten. They have Just acquired a Siamese kitten they have named Mltzle. They expect to let nature take it's c'ourie once, then 'convert her into a perfect lady. I'll bet dollars to doughnuts they change their minds and leave Mitzie as nature made her. * * * The other day at my rest time I suddenly heard piano music coming from the reception room. I knew it was some one of my vintage from the music she played. I asked one of the nurses who it was and she said Mrs. Rlter. Later she came in to have a chat with me and I said "Come again, as I love the old songs, Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland, Shine On Harvest Moon and many others she played." I don't know what stations they get, but occasionally Joe Esser and Casper Thilges get those old favorites and I drift off into my afternoon slumber. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Nasby are back from a few days vacation during which time they celebrated a wedding anniversary. They were married at Jackson, Minn,, but this trip of only a few days took them to other places not too far away, and goodness knows they needed the rest. There is a lot of responsibility managing this place alone and with the new home under construction, I wonder that they aren't nervous wrecks, So hurrah for the few days relaxation, * * * Amy Johnson's birthday was Sept, 6 and that day she treated all the help to rolls at coffee- break time. She included me, which I thought was very kind, * * * Mr, and Mrs, Joe Smith are parents of a daughter, Linda Marie, born Sept. 1. It is also the wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs, Smith. Quite a gift, I'd say. Mrs. Art Dimler of Lu Verne was here the other day with her daughter, Mrs, James Neville and little granddaughter of Ames. Harold Neville was the father of James and of course, everyone who has lived here several years will remember the famous Jimmy Neville, the "shoe man". The little blonde tot who was with the women would be Jimmy's great- grandchild and how proud of her iiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiinimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiKinniiniinninii! he would be. She is a pretty little child, though rather timid. I think she would have been friendlier if I had been sitting up but a woman in bed, taking a rest, probably struck her as being sick or just "no good." * * * Quoting a part of the nice letter I had from Susie Adams Kelley, Tulsa, Okla. "thank you for the nice little item you put in your Tidbits about me. Ruth Parsons sent the whole sheet to me and while there were only a few names 1 recognized, I did enjoy it. I knew Carrie Bourne real well and of course Lizzie Post and the boys when they were little shavers. When 1 think of you in Good Samaritan I think of when I used to stay there and help Mrs, Call. I knew the place from top to bottom and a beautiful home it was. Many times I'd stop to talk with her when I'd be on my way home down across the river and up the left road tc the first road that turned east. We were in the first house on that road." * * * Clytie Roepke was out of Good Samaritan Sept. 8 for the first time in four years when she went for a ride around town with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Cameron, who were here from Minot, N. D. What fun it must have been seeing the new houses and best of all, going past her former home. * * * I had an interesting talk with Mrs. Eldon Wlnkel the other day and learned she was one of a family of 12 - eight girls and four boys. Since I am an only child, it is hard for me to imagine what a family like that would be like - and my closest friends, Lucille Crose and Zada Brunson were only children, too, and I don't believe we missed them. We didn't know what it would be like and never seemed alone. Yet I have heard many an only child say they want families. I could make a long list of onlies and most of .them did have more than one .child.. , * * * I haven't heard from my cousin Vlnnle Goddard of Wichita since the tornado there so I assume she is safe. I'll be glad when she gets established at Rolfe. Kansas is noted for tornadoes and I saw what it did to Udall a few years ago. It's a small town close to Wichita. And I have no intention of going to Florida I * * * I asked Mrs. Bill Dau, Sr. how their house trailer at the Keys had fared in this recent storm. She said so far they hadn't been able to find out, but were going to try and get through that night. She was hopeful it was in a less severely hit area. * * it- Ethel Potter doesn't lack for grandchildren. She told me the other day she has 13, including one great-grandchild. Whew I * * * I have been unable to get Delia Goetz' address, but a letter to her sister, Mrs. Tracy Ward at Tltonka, will get the information. * * * It happens once in awhile. A bride doesn't change her last name after marriage. Such is the case of Morna Olson, who married Joel Olson at Roland. Years ago May Anderson married Oscar Anderson and Betty Barry married Roy Berrie. * * * Additional birthday greetings have come from Mrs, Dennis (Elsa) Goeders and another from her daughter, Mrs. E. S. Bush (Jeanette). Mrs, Goeders asked for Delia Goetz 1 address, She had her in school. She was such a bright student, Mrs. G. said, and she has heard from her from time to time while she worked for the government, She mentioned that Delia had written several books, which was news to me. She also mentioned the Independence, Mo, weather, "awful, rain, rain and arthritis very bad," * * * Thank you, too, Jeanette, for your card, enclosure and letter, Quoting in part "Mother has been talking about her Algona trip for months. It was like a Shot in the arm and I hope she is able to make it again. It seems strange that all of us landed down here in Missouri. But I like it here. Independence has a touch of southern atmosphere and there is much historical feeling. This town has grown and spread so that it is just a part of Kansas City. I came here in 1949 and for some years worked at jobs, playing organ and piano in nice dining rooms - also demonstrating organs for various companies, but now I have slowed down and just keep house for my husband. Wish I could play "Happy Birthday" and "Swingin* Down the Lane" for you." 1 wish so, too, Jeanette, 'and thanks for your nice letter. Just think of the years I've known you way back to when you were a little girl with long blonde curls. You were a sweet child. * * * I wish they'd get all the sattelites and jimcracks out of space and see if the weather pattern would revert to the good old days. Summer used to last from May till mid-September, falls were beautiful and wonderful temperatures. This year we had an awful winter, a reluctant spring, a summer that flew by so fast we hardly knew we had it, and now a dismal fall, More rain than is needed in some parts, no rain where it is needed so badly, Well, it's a topsy-turvey world in every way! But I hope to be able to stick around and see how things turn out. * * * I had planned to wind up on a cheery note but this struck me as being so true. "Of all sea- foods in native state, there's one I loathe to gobble straight; none looks unhappierandmoister and sadder than a naked oyster." Which reminds me that mother accompanied by cousin, Edwin Cady, to see a seafood market in Houston, and seeing live lobsters and their ugly claws, and live shrimp which were taken home and cooked for shrimp gumbo, after helping shell the shrimp, her appetite for them was considerably dulled. Thank goodness they can now be bought canned and de-veined. How I hated that de-veining Job - and JOB it was. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinmflttiiiiiHiiDHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiii ST. JOE Mrs. Don nig and Mary Jane Origer were guests Thursday at the home of Mrs. Tony Becker when she entertained her 500 club. Receiving prizes were Mrs. Peter Bormann, Mrs. John Thul and Mrs. Don nig. Mrs. Peter Bormann entertains the club Oct. 1. Joe Wlaschin, Scotts Bluff, Nebr., was a visitor here Wed* nesday and Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John fhul and with other friends. Wednesday evening, they were supper guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kohlhaas and family. Joe was employed at the Thuls 25 years ago. He was enroute home from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., where he spent the past week for check-ups and medical aid, having suffered from chemical poison in 1960. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Illg took their daughter Mary, 1964 Garrigan graduate, to Clinton where she is a sophomore at St. Clare College. Mr. and Mrs. Hubert O'Brien from here, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kollasch, Algona, attended the wedding Sept. 11 of a nephew, James O'Brien and Ellen Marietta at Bettendorf. They also visited Mr. and Mrs. Victor Kurka and family at Fairfield. Mrs. Kurka is a sister of Mrs. Kollasch and Hubert O'Brien. Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien took their daughter, Sandy, 1965 Garrigan graduate, to Sioux City where she is enrolled at Nettleton Business College. Mrs. Anna Faber returned home Sunday from Mercy hospital, Fort Dodge, where she had been a surgical patient. Duane Zeller, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Zeller, has returned home from St. Ann hospital, Algona, where he had been a surgical patient. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wagner and Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Wagner from here and Alvin Lenertz, Livermore, were supper guests Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wagner, Livermore. David Thul, Milipitas, Calif., was a visitor here this week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thul and family, and other relatives and friends. A Thul family gathering held Sept. 18 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thul. Mr. and Mrs. George Berte and son, Kansas City, spent last weekend here in the paternal John Berte home and attended the Toohey family gathering at Lu- Verne Sunday. 4-H Meeting The monthly meeting of Cresco Boys was held Sept. 13 with David Sabin, vice - president, presiding InplaceofDeanTeeter. It was decided that the Cresco Boys would assist the Cresco Chums in giving a program for Cresco Farm Bureau membdr», Oct. 12. The boys will aid in giving the entertainment. A committee consisting of David Sabin and Russel Shaw was appointed to form ideas on entertainment. A talk was given by Mary Gisch and a demonstration was given by David Sabin. Lunch was served by Peggy and David Sabin. ORGANIST Charlotte Yoran Griffin, Community Congregational church organist, Manchester, was honored at that church Sept. 12 for her 60 year record of service. She began playing the organ there in 1905. RETIREE James McDonald, Lost Nation, depot agent for the Chicago, Mil- in Lost Nation. Their son, Jo- waukee, St. Paul & Pacific Rail- seph, is a railroad station agent way, has retired after 42 years service with the railroad. Mr. at Manilla, Iowa'. and Mrs. Nelson plan to reside "Kossnth Connty'§ Favorite Newspaper" X I = i 5 FOR MOONLIGHT MADNESS NIGHT OSTERMOOR iATTRESS IND BOX SPRINGS - SEPT. 22 - 7 TO 10 P.M. ONLY YOU SAVE w. .«t M^ s MATTRESS >NI> WE'RE DICKERING TOO ON ANY ITEM IN OUR STORE! S i TAKE ADVANTAGE OF US FOB 3 HOURSJ REMEMBER - IT'S 7 T010 WEDNESDAY NIGHT YOU'LL SLEEP BETTER ON AN OSTERMOOR AND WON'T HAVE YOUR OWN KIND OF MOONLIGHT MADNESS. SLEEP IN COMFORT. i I • i = i = s i r; & 3,000 EXT Gift House STAMPS With the Cash Purchase of Any Living Room Suite or Bedroom Suite FOSTER FURNITURE Algona, Iowa One coupon to a customer per item Coupon Va/id Sept. 13 thru Oct. 23, 1965 500 EXTR 3 Bi I With the Cash Purchase of Dinette Set or Living Room Chair FOSTER FURNITURE Algona, Iowa One coupon to a customer per item Cou P° n Valici Se P 1 ' 13 thru Oct. 23, 1965 • FOST SHOP and SWAP DURING GAMBLES GREAT WCMI3-OAY CORONADO'S ROYAL 40 Fabulous 21 Cu, Ft. FREEZER With Trade-in as LOW as — (COMBINED WITH MOONLIGHT MADNESS 1*4-8075 $98.88 HOMEGUARD ALUMINUM COMBINATION DOOR - Reg, $34.95 Now With Trade-In ONLY 32-l826-< HOMEGUARD ALUMINUM Triple Track WINDOWS - Reg. $14,95 Now With Trade-in Prices Start At .. '12.95 PARKER LAWN SWEEPER Reg. $27,50 - Bring In Your Rake As Trade-in And Buy For ONLY ~ 36-9058 $25.00 WRINGER WASHER $7Q QC With Trodt'ln ONLY „ ™... I m • * ** 21" POWER MOWER 7-10 P.M. 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