The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 22, 1948 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 22, 1948
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fl^Algana Upper D<s» Mdfnii Tuesday, June 22, 194§ Tell Of Fleeing Floods Swea dify—Letters received by the Oscar Lirides and Clifford Anddrsons this week supplemented information received in earlier messages of the loss of homes and furniture by Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Basford of flood-stricken Vanport, Ore. Mrs. Johnson is a daughter of the Lindes and Mrs, Basford is the former Kathryn Anderson. Both are grand'- daughters of Mrs. John A. Anderson of Anderson's Oaks. Residents of the town, much of which consisted of prefabricated houses, had been officially informed that there was no danger and that 24 to 36 hours notice would be given if the situation changed. This was not done. The only warning came when the lights wont out and sirens- started to blow. The Basfords and the Johnsons ran outside and beheld a wall of water rushing toward them. Huge trees went clown before it and railroad tracks twisted like matchwood. Both families fled by car. and wore lucky to bo in the vanguard of the hundreds who drove to higher ground. Many cars were stalled in the swirling water, and lives were lost, but the Johnsons and the Bnsfords machine was the 5th or 6th car out of the danger zone. Their next view of their home was a heart-breaking one. It was floating, with others, in 20 feet of water. They were able to save a few of the Basford be- 16ngings, but the Johnsons lost everythnig. Both families are among, those whom the Red Cross! provided with aid, and friends have .generously contributed clothing and shelter. Frances Kuchynka, former Swea City girl who has been a nurse at the Vanport clinic, was out of town on vacation when the flood struck and returned to find her clinic in ruins. She planned to remain, since nurses were urgently needed.. She is a niece of Chas. Kuchynka, Algona. The same flood caused great damage at Wenatchec, Wash., and apprehension was felt by the C. G. Dourtcs for their son'Wil- liam and his family. However, word has been received that damage was confined to the railroad section of Wena tehee, which is on low ground. Ken Campbell, Seneca,Weds Saturday, 19th Seneca—A pro-nuptial .shower was held ut the Senec.-a school Monday afternoon honoring LaVon Thompson, of Cylinder, whose marriage to Kenneth Cumpbell of Seneca took place Saturday evening, June 19, at the Lutheran church at Depew. The program opened with a solo, "Dreaming" by Donna Classon. Mrs. Sheldon Merril Jr. gave a reading after which Dolores Wilbe-rg. Shirley Culbertson and Donna Classon sang "Home Sweet Home". Mrs. Howard Richards gave a reading after which Mesdames Alfred Godfrcdson and Sheldon Merrill Sr. presented a prevue of coming events. Following the program the b:-id<-to-be was presented with many lovaly and useful gifts. As>..!..tin.; v. ilh Hie gifts were Anne (.,i'.i\\cH. ^Iis. Otis Opsal and iVk:ri.yn Foloy. Marjovie Simpson and luitn Sanders had charge ol the f.uust book. were Violet Hempler. Betty Ann Bollig, Jeanne Wiibcrg. Donna Classon. Shirley Culbertson. LcAnn Olsen, Wanda Olscn, Marlys Johannesen, Mrs. Clifford Pringle and Marilyn Foley. Hostesses included the Mesdames Sheldon Merrill Sr.. Sheldon Men ill Jr., Francis Foley, Howard Richards, Curtis Olsen, Otto Wilberg, J. W. Bollig, Alfred Godfrcdson, Irwin Classon, Pete Hanson, Merle Culbertson, C. O. Bailey and Albert Cody. Is Dinner Hostess Mr. and nirs. Ole Pedersen en,- tertained at dinner Sunday with the following guests the courtesy Mr. and Mrs.- Martin Olsen. Haifa; Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Christensen and family, Mr. arid Mrs. Arnold Olsen, Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Olsen and family. Mr. and Mrs. Merle Flint and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ncls Flint Mr. Mr. and and Larry, all of Ringsted; and Mrs. Ben Mitchell and and Mrs. Emil Blockwcn Norma Jean of Fenton. Attend Bible Camp Four Seneca young folks spent the past week at the Riverside Bible camp near Story City. They were Margaret Jensen, ' LcAn'n Olsen, Dorothy Oftedahl and Dick Looft, Camp closed at noon Saturday and they returned home Saturday evening. A New Daughter Mr. and Mrs. Verio Smith arc- the parents of a baby daughtei born at an Estherville hospital last week. The Smiths have another 4 vear old daughter. Shirley Culbertson is assisting with the house work at the Smith home. Mrs. Jens Peterson is confined at her homo with the mumps. Dorothy Osborn is helping with the house work. Janice and Beverly Hunt had their tonsils removed recently at the KoSsuth hospital at Algona. Ardis Peterson is .ilsd recuperating from a recent tonsilectomy. Martin Wilberg-returned home Thursday from a week's fishing in northern Minnesota, Lakota Women Begin Trip To Eastern States Lakota—Emma and Lena Gutknecht, Lakota, and their cousin Julia Gutknecht, Linden, Wash., left by car last week Tuesday to visit relatives in Wisconsin. From there they will go to Akron, Ohio, for a short visit and a friend, Evelyn Troutman, will join them and the four women will spend the summer traveling in the eastern United States and at Quebec and Montreal, Can., Maine, Washington, Boston and many poinst of interest going and coming homo. They expect to come home the latter part of August for school as three of the women are teachers. Wednesday Concerts The band, under direction of V. A. Barrett, will put on a concert every Wednesday evening during the summer months in front of the city hall. The retail stores will remain open on Wednesday nights for the convenience of those who attend. frpw Construction P. G. Gray of Estherville has been granted a permit to erect a new building to house the Johnson Produce back of the J. D. Smith grocery. Building will begin about September 1. At Postal Meeting Postmaster W. J. Leslie attended the state convention at Mason City a week ago Friday and Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mabus and Mr. and Mrs. A.' C. Klocke and son Marvin attended the wedding of a nephew, Gilbert Gelhaus, and Margaret Zahnd, both of Melbourne, Friday evening, June 11. and Marvin Klocke was best man. Mesdames Mabus and Klocke, Lakota, and W. H. Gel- LISTEN, MY DEAQ.- vou ARE SITTINO ON MR. HOCKS CHOCOLATE ECLAIR. NO USE TRYING TO GET A WORD IN — THE OKJLY TIME I-.W WIFE LISTENS -TO WHAT I HAVE •TO CAY IS IM SLEEP. KY'1 CMAMPUIN i SERVICE TO MAKE HER SIT UP AND TAKE NOTIC2 JOSTTBIL HER ABOUT THE HWH fMNRARW THAT ARE FEATURED AT CHAMP LIN SERVICE • PHONE 108£ « 302 ESTATE • THE RIGHT TOOLS DO BETTER JOB . . . and Ihe right tools do that better job faster. Whether you're a professional or an amateur, we've the high quality tools you need —at reasonable prices. Everything For The Tool Chest KOHLHAAS HARDWARE BARNYARD PAVEMENTS • Son/for/ • Economical • Labor Saving • Feed Saving and • Lasf a lifetime made with READY-MIXED CONCRETE TJOR dozens ot other improvements sround the farm, no •*• other material offers the service and economy of fire- safe, enduring concrete. If you are planning a new rat- proof poultry house floor, sanitary dairy barn floor, a. feeding floor or foundation—build it the convenient, low cost way \vithReady-Mixed Concrete. Phone for Ready Mix Heady-Mix Concrete Delivered to Your Job Site READY-MIX CONCRETE & SUPPLY CO. haui, ttubbard, arc s. Walter J. Leslie, hit-brother-in- law W. H. King, L&kota, and Roger Thompson of Buffalo Center left, last week Tuesday for Leech Lake, Mirin., ttit 8 week's fishing. ', :••."»' A f amity 'reunion of the Enter family ,was held at thfe' Harold Madetske home near Sake last week Sunday honoring the birthday of Mrs. Grace BrUef, fdYmer- ly of Lakota, but now of Buffalo Center, whose other children and families, the Peter Bruers, Lakota, the W. H. Ricklefs, Titonka, the Fred 'Weinbergers, 1 Buffalo Center, and the Cort Rippentrops of Elmore, Minn., were all present. Herman Schroeder, who has been ill for several weeks, was taken to Mercy hospital in Mason City for observation and treatment. Dorothy Schroeder is spending her summer vacation with her parents after her year at the University of Denver. Doris Asmussen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Asmussen, who is employed in Des Moines, came home last week Tuesday to attend the wedding of her cousin, Norma Olthoff, Ledyard, on Wednesday morning. Mrs. Robert Hamilton and children spent last week visiting her mother, Mrs. Tillie Swenson at Clcrmont. A Mfs. Geafge dommofitos bf f4- coma, Wash,, . is visiting her daughter and fhtiabahd, Mr. find Mrs. , Harold Gingrich, south of town. Edwin Steetthard left last week Thursday via bus for Spokane, Ore., to visit his brother and family. ' Mr. and Mrs. Andrew' Jansen Visited last Week with Mrs. Jansen's brother and family, Ihe Rev. Tabe Loats, Lennox, S. D. Mr. and Mrs. 1. E. Wortman and sons John and Dan drove to Eagle Grove to a reunion of the Amurtdson sisters nt the Edward Aliens. Beside Mrs, Allen and Mrs. Wortman other sisters were Mrs.'Robert Brown, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Ruth Ewing, Cleveland, Ohio, and Julia Amundsbn from Canada. Mrs. Ewing accfompah- led the : Wortmans home for a .visit. Edgar Inlay, Orville Koppen, J. H. i Warburton and Henry Mitohell drove to Ledyard oh Thursday .evening for a Methodist church meeting. Girl, 13, To Hospital Swoa City—Mary Lou, 13- year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hantelman, went to Mercy hospital, Mason City, Monday for observation and treatment lor- eye trouble and severe headaches. •^?/rfy^?$ft . ' ' < "'''. MrsJoeZanke Hostess June 17 To Portland Club The Portland P>6- gress club met With Mrs. tfbfe Zanko, June. 17. Thirty Wflttiett attended. The program i included a- report on the 4-H club caftip a 1 !' Clear Lake by Joan MeWhofler. A demonstration on preparing and packing chicken for freezing was given by Marilyn TruhkhilL Marilyn also had charge of games and prizes went to "MesdameS Earl Miller and Robert Harvey, The club" also held election of officers. New president is Mrs. Howard Sparks; vice president, Mrs. Russell Shipler; secretary, Mrs. Earl Miller; treasurer, Mrs. George Becker; and historian, r W. J. Stewart. See Halien Pitch Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ringsdorf and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Shipler spent several days the past week in Chicago. While there they attended the Dodger-Cub ball game .arid" saw "Lefty" Hatten, Ban- crpf t, do some fancy pitching, Are Dinner Hosts Mr, and Mrsi Earl Miller entertained at, 7 o'clock dinner ttatoU- W|te'Br,,t». ., i|oh'flr and Mr, ana Mrs. ^wey. ; f ;(^,^^TOl% ^"^ Si* fit* &f86fs 4 . members o* Circled b t6f'l6ft church me afferftbaft Mlh Mft Thfe Indhi&s tuthed h erbss sewing, whici ;lft«laa|'d twer di-esses, eight, bed and fifteen quilt Blocks Union ,.'. MK- and Mrs. George Larser. ££lebfflted George's birthday anc Father's day on Sunday at Wes yni6n< Others 4rom nerd- Were 'Mft<4ttd Mrs. Stanley Larsen anc tHTlhm Shipler family* .Algbfta •"the 'Sterling Johnsons, Madis6n Wie.s. ..Clarence- Larsen • family .Wftteyloo, arid the Rex Austins 'Clear Lake, also drove to Wes. "Uhlan for the family reunion. 4 f H t Club Tour ' The Portland 4*H girls, anc- boys will meet Wednesday, June 23 at the Mennett Trunkhill farm (arid Will make a livestock inspee- ( tion tour. At noon they will have 'a picnic dinner in the Clifford Ringsdorf grove. A ball game will be played in the afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. W. 5. Stewart and son David spent several days recently with the' Clyde Querlin family at Sibley. The ladies are sisters. . A ,$ater' s tt an Wei 6 \! /.Thfe' . . to ' H? town .water stsppli but pP6s- uve ^till rfern&itte.d below hdffftal. { At Elkadei\ the board of Jdu- ] ation Iras .voted to suspend Elka- 4er junTof t611Me. Increased cdsts ittd detredsed ehrollmeht Were lie .feasons. . '„ *• S HELP YOUR COUNTRY.., HELP YOURSELFI thttt la still A very real need for every ounce of used fatt w4 can salvage. The World-wld« Hiortnge la greater today thm ever before. Please ... keep saving and turning In your used kitchen fats. P. S, Veil you i do get paid for tliern ... and you.know how ready c»ih . coVintl todayi . 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