The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 1, 1959 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 1, 1959
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START! ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, T>59 VOL. 96 ~ NO. §9 •" A *.£>. \ i ; • | | Fire Prevention Week, October 4 ,- < l , .•VH-r- , • * You may be gambling with fire if you think that by obeying a few rules, you are protecting your home and family from the danger of fire every day. The only real way to prevent fire is to become aware of the causes of fire. Make yourself fire conscious! The man who is careful not to smoke in bed can lose his family, his home and his own life' as well, simply because the curtains in the kitchen were hung too close to the stove. Few fires start by chance. Most fires are caused by ignorance or carelessness. A fire-informed family is familiar with fire—its uses and benefits as well as its dangers. Parents should make sure their children's fire education is not left to chance. . " : ••:". ' ,- - : •• .:-•''.' . . ; : - ''' ' 28 This Year To Date. Algona Fire Department Has CITY-18 FARAIMO Check Up'—- Don't Burn Up! IRA KOHL Fire Chief DR. C. C.SHIERK Mayor CHECK For Faulty Wiring CHECK For Faulty Heating Systems I 1 \\ CHECK Your Smoking Habits CHECK Incineration Techniques CHECK Paint Can? And Other i Inflatable* I ffl^ Firemen Answer 28 Calls In _, li_g.-i .|™»ji njt jm ^mm^ • _^ ^^ 59; More Than Year Ago Two New Men Among 18 Now In Department Fire calls made by the Algorm Fire Department during 1059, to date, arc on the increase, according to records. Local volunteer fire enters made 28 calls during tit at time, compared to 27 during the sumo period in 1958. Eighteen of the culls were to addresses within the city limits & 10, one more than a year ago, to rural sites. There was one false alarm turned in, and only one call to a city business firm. National Fire Prevention Week is being observed Oct. 4-11, and local firms and industries are calling attention to the observance on a local level in this issue of the Upper DCS Moines. Algona's fire department retains 18 volunteer firemen, having lost two men during the past year and gained two, Jerry Smith and Roger Hoover. Other members of the department are: ass't. Chief Ralph Elbert, first ass't. Chester Webb and department president, Rex Vby- les; secretary, Don Meyers; treasurer, Chester Willey, Cy Venteicher, Harry Barton, Stanley Muckey, Robert Laing, -Don Sherman, Henry <Geilenfeld, Don Peterson, Jim Utt, Charley Benson and John (Levy. The volunteer .firemen arc summoned 'by automatic fire signals in the .form of special radio receivers placed in each of their homes, and activated from the police station. One new piece of equipment was add\>d to the department, during the past year. It is an 800- gallon pumper for rural use only and replaces the Central 500-gair Ion pumper which was retired. ; Other major equipment it.l- cludos a Chevrolet 500-gallon pumper, a Soagruvcs 7r>0-ga)ljnn pumper and a large panel truck which has boon converted i.iHo a rescue wagon. The rescue wagon carries flire- men's boots, coats, two smoke ejectors, an inhalator, a rususriln- tor, and several stretchers. It is also equipped with a 1,500 watt auxiliary power plant, which is capable of supplying power to the hospital In case of emergency. This plant is normally used to supply power to the wagons four large searchlights. The wagon also carries four gas masks which enable firemen to enter smoke or gas fil'lecl buildings. ' Fire department members meet twice each month to care for equipment, conduct business of. the department and to study firefighting. All equipment is kept in topi condition to insure that it will bo ready to roll immediately. Fire hoses are tested at 250 pounds pressure twice per year to eliminate the possibility of disastrous breaks while in use during a fire. Kossuth Editor Girl Is Associate of 'Farm Journal SUNFLOWER A huge sunflower which measured 15 feet from the ground to the top was recently displayed at the home of Edward Luckiesh of Maquoketa. The head of the sunflower was just shy of 2 feet in diameter and it weighed almost 20 pounds. I. Served in the Gracious Atmosphere of the Ballroom Each Sunday — 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Featuring Music on the Hammond Organ Delicious Food • Graciously Served i Sunday Dinners Frpm $1.40 Up HOTEL ALGONA COFFEE SHOP, and DINING ROOM Miss Rulh Behnko has been named an associate editor of Farm Journal magazine, published in Philadelphia, according to Miss Gertrude Dieken, women's editor of the publication. , ,', Raised on a farm in Kossuth County, Iowa, .near Whittemore, Miss Behnke received her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economies Journalism from Iowa State University. 'She worked during u summer on the news staff of The Algona Upper Des ' '' . . Before coming to Farm Journal, Miss Bcftjtike;. Xvas j'.'fqpd editor at the Wheat Flour Institute in Chicago for 6 years,; and previously- served as an editorial home economist at the Culinary institute, also in Chicago. :',' She is a member of the American Home Economics Association; Home Economics in Business; Phi Upsilon Omicron, home economics professional fraternity; and Theta Sigma Phi, professional fraternity for women in journalism, of which Miss Behnke served as president of the Chicago Alumnae Chapter in 1956-57. . . ' She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Reinhold Behnke who now live in Algona. (UDM engraving). ' .<<;: Mary Palmer Is Bride Of Tifonka Man Mary Palmer, daughter of Mr and Mrs Paul J. Palmer, became the bride of James Fritz in a ceremony Sept. 11 in First Mcth- church here. Mr Fritz is the son of Mr and Mrs William Fritz, Wesley. Rev. Newton Coughenour officiated in the presence of 150 guests. Mrs Rex Taylor was moke every day a Gift Day/ CBfti of forof?, fettering gerostones tr« appreciated even more when they're «ne*peeted, gfoeii just for the f^un of . gfvine. Somewhere among the gemstones fa| our store fa th« perfect gin for yo« t« flw-a sblmroermg necklace with to match,« UrStefa** brooch, or bedeekedwith pGWifc Corae in today, oar edectio organist and Mrs Norma Fritz sang. , - .. ''•"Maid of honor was Virginia Fritz and bridesmaid was Loretta Mino. 'Charles Palmer was best man and Robert Fritz was groomsman; Ushers were Robert Palmer and Arnold Fritz. V-'.. The bride woi-e a ballerina length gown of hand-clipped Chantilly lace over taffeta. :;It was fashioned with a modified torso, deep points in front and back of waist. The neckline was, scalloped and. trimmed in pearls and sequins and the lace sleeves ended in points at the wrists. The full skirt of tulle and Chantilly lace was made with front and tw.o sides panelled in lace with the back of ruffles of tulle. Small appliques of lace wejfe on either side of panels. Her veil of white imported English.-bridal illusion fell to elbow length from a double crown scalloped with pearls and filled in with sequins. Her flowers, were gavnet sweetheart roses on a white Bible and her jewelry, pearl earrings and necklace. , - - ;' • A reception w,a's held in tha evening in the church parlors. Lorrane Hamilton registered the guests and Alice Condon and Mrs Alnia Smith cut the cake. Mrs Donald Fritz poured and the gifts were in charge of Marie Welp and Geraldine Hamilton. Also assisting was Linda Fritzs The bride is a graduate of Algona high school and has been employed as a stenographer here, The bridegroom is a graduate of Titonka high schol and served four years in the'navy. He is a student at Modesty Junior College at Modesta, Cal. The ecu* pie are on a 'wedding trip to Modesta where they will their home. Plum Creek 4-H Election of officers was the main item of business cfor <tK© Plum Creek Boys <J-K Club at>a, meeting held, . recently at Center school. John ( lS was elected presi4en,t Priebe, .vvice president,' i, Madsen, se^etar win keek, reporter; -ana* Rane-y", reerej&U0naT Math'ew Clark, ICenny; son and Louis -Rent/ Mrs Bedford hadn't seen jjSqir

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