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City Former Swea Ci Resident Injured Swea Cily — R. D. Smith was called to Mason Thursday by the news that his sister, Mrs. Bertha Eckholm, a former Swea Cltyan, had been injured when struck by a car the previous evening. Mrs." Eckholm was crossing the street between the Eadmar hotel and the' northwest corner of the park about 8:15 a. m., when she was struck by a passing car. The driver did not see her until seconds before the impact, and Mrs. Eckholm did not see the car until the moment of collision. She is believed to have struck the body of car in some manner, then was thrown to the pavement, suffering a cracked pelvic bone and severe bruises on the legs, elbow, and head. She was taken to Park hospital, near the scene of the accident, and her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Hall, a Mason City elementary teacher, who was attending summer school at Cedar Falls, was summoned. Mrs. Eckholm's condition improved sufficiently for Mrs. Hall to return to Cedar Falls on Thursday, but Mrs. Eckholm will be hospitalized for a week or two and confined to bed for three months. Begin Pea Harvest The pea harvest was scheduled to begin June 21 with, the Fairmont Canning company starting the run at the vinery six miles southwest of Swea City. An increasing number of farmers in this area are raising peas for the canning firm. The crop this year is expected to be good, though a little late, and the Fairmont plant is following its custom of recent years and importing about 100 Bahamans to assist in the harvest. Clyde Butterfield of Medelia, Minn., his mother-in-law, Mrs. Sam Stewart, and her brother, bail*, of Chicago, were Monday 'guevi^ at the George Butterfield home. Joan Cruise of Reasnor is concluding a month's visit with her cousins, the children of Supt. and Mrs. D. C. Grouse of Grant township. The Crouses leave Grant this week to assume a similar position at the consolidated school at Gray, Iowa. The Gilbert Peffermanns, Swea City, and the Ljrl* Wilsons, Buffalo Center, mrtTfisning at Fox LaTte/nea^TIWregrTHlnn Esther Smith Relates Experiences Of Trip East Swea City — Esther Charlotte Smith returned recently from a two weeks trip with Charles City friends taken at the end of trie school year, and will spend the summer with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Smith. Among various historic shrines visited were the battlefields of Gettysburg; Valley Forge, Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Mount Vernon, the Capital a.nd other public buildings in Washington, D. C., and the restored buildings of colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. Three days in New York City were spent seeing the Empire State building. Radio City Music Hall, the Statue of Liberty, and many other points of interest, as well as attending a big league baseball game at Yankee stadium. In Washington, Miss Smith purchased a miniature elephant as a souvenir for a republican friend, but looked vainly through all the shops for a souvenir donkey for a democrat of heir acquaintance. Queried as to why ihe lack of donkey souvenirs during ihe long democratic administration, one shopkeeper drily replied thai it might be due to the fact thai donkeys were sold out as fast as they were stocked, while the minority party's honored beast remained a drug on the market. Another highlight of the Washington tour was the visit to Ford's theater where an exceptionally fine collection of Lincoln mementoes is housed in the building in which Lincoln was assassinated. . Following the visit to Williamsburg,, the party took the famed. Skyline drive atop the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, and found it beyond description. Coming home through Indiana, a stop at Greenfield, the boyhood home of the Hoosier post James Whitcomb Riley, was well worthwhile. . <; The old home is filled with the furniture of Riley's childhood, even his sisters' dolls all in* place ready to be played with, in the little kitchen chamber - where slept the original of the poepf •Little" Orphant ArinieV " Of great personal interest to Miss Smith was a stop at the old Friends Meetinghouse, Burlington, New Jersey, where members of her grandmother Smith's family had attended as long ago as 1682. Robert Berggren, Swea City, Weds Swea City — St. John's Catholic church in Rochester, Minn., was the scene of a wedding on June 19 when Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Holland of Rochester, became the bride of Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Berggren, Swea City. The Rev. A. T. Perrizo read the nuptial mass. Mrs. Edward Mackey was at the organ and Mrs. F. L. Doyle sang. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Joseph. Her gown was of white satin with a fingertip veil and she carried a colonial bouquet of orchids and lilies of the valley. Her matron of honor, Mrs. Raymond Holland, and her bridesmaid, Mrs. James Cplgan, both of Rochester, wore pink and blue organdy gowns respectively, with matching Colonial bouquets. Roy Holland was best man and Harold Holland ushered. A recep- .ion at Seton Guild followed the ceremony. Attending from here were the bridegroom's parents and his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Thompon. After a honeymoon trip to Canida, the couple will be at home in Rochester, where he is a control ;ower operator at the airport. He s a graduate of Western Union college at LeMars and was a pilot n the European theater of war. of

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  1. The Algona Upper Des Moines,
  2. 28 Jun 1950, Wed,
  3. Page 9

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