Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 20, 1966 · Page 9
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 20, 1966
Page 9
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10 • 20 • 30 Years Ago A weekly feature of by-gone days By Erma Lea Deim >»»»e»eeeeee»e»»»»»»»»a JANUARY 19, 1956 The board of supervisors ap proved a road program of 5C miles of blacktop, 7 miles of gravel, 6 miles of grading and gravel, and 37 miles of grading. For the first time in 17 year* the Bancroft Light plant sales of electricity dropped for the year 1955. The plant still netted $5,000. Final plans and specifications had been agreed upon and bids were to be let in March for the new addition to Lucia Wallace school. The meeting night for the Algona City council was changed from Thursday to Wednesday night. The NFO of today had its counterpart at this time 30 years ago, except that it was corn then that was in the price doldrums, not hogs. State Senator D. E. Dewel Algona editor and majority lea der of the Senate, who hat been mentioned as a possible candidate for governor or lieutenant governor in the 1956 primaries hid removed himself from further political specula' tioii. JANUARY 24, 1946 The County War Chest fund had a balance of $4,000. Because of the end of the war the fund was ready to be liquidated and suggestions on disposal of the funds were needed. The city of Algona was ready to complete proceedings in condemnation proceedings of the Gilbride farm in Cresco twp. for an airport. Over 700 pounds of clothing had been shipped from the Immanuel Lutheran church at iwea City for the Lutheran re.' ief program in Europe. At the annual meeting of the Swea CMy creamery it was disclosed that the average price paid for butterfat in 1945 was 32c. The housing shortage was acute. The Cutlers came hero from Bancroft hoping to find oil hand was ftnl*hed some 600 garments would be dispatched overseas. JANUARY 17, 1936 Pictured on th* front page was Eddie Seifert, Algona, in one of his contortionist stunts. He began his career by perform' ing on the streets here and then earned his living traveling With ircuses. One-fifth of all automobile* registered in Kossuth county were new 1935 cars. A grand otal of new ones was 1,081. In December 119 were registered. H. M. Colwell, manager, announced the biggest fair grounds sale in over two years. Altogether 605 head of cattle, sheep and hogs were sold to total $12,652. An iea skating rink had been made at Whittemore on a main street business lot. Rutland checker player* had entered a challenge to Algona for a tournament. A stage shew at the State theater was to be the Chilibeaners with the addition of six Para i Alqona Kotiuth THURSDAY, JAN, 40, 1W6 ~i ALGONA, IOWA - a house but instead bought a trailer when none were available. There were four cases of scar let fever in Whittemore. Mrs Minnie Wilson and three daugh ters were all ill. Even though the war was over the County Red Cross chapter and the branches were still busy doing work for refu gees in war torn countries. Thej were making clothing fo'r boy and girls and when the work mount studio Starlets. Jesse Speraw had moved his shoe repair shop from the former Godden office building to the former Pratt Electric Co quarters on Thorington whicl tliey had just vacated. A large granite building en closes the log cabin at Hodgen vilte, Kentucky, in which Abra ham Lincoln was born. Most thunderstorms generat in the daytime. Auxiliary at Ledyard has annual report Ledyard — The Legion Auxiliary met at the Hall Tuesdajr. flrs. Kenneth Reese and Mrs. lohn Richardson were hostesses. Mrs. Richardson, child wel- are chairman, reported 1,507 coffee coupons and labels wer,e sent in at Christinas time. The Unit also sent $5 to the department for child welfare and $5 for rehabilitation and gifts and cash totaling $17 for the vet eran's gift shop at Christmas time. The Unit also served lunch Santa Claus Day and any member who was not contactec for food contributions at tha time donated 50c toward the expenses. There will be a care party with the Legion and wive as guests on February 5 a 7:30. Mrs. Glen Klocke, Mrs. John Manthei, Mrs. John Richardson and Mrs. Kenneth Reese are the committee. It was also reported that the school is re|- ceiving the Legion, magazine and that the book "Alone, No Longer" which the unit ordered fof the school is in a second prinfr ng, but will be in the library is soon as shipment can be made. The mid-year conference will be held later this month in )es Moines. ANNUAL MEET HELD The annual meeting of the congregation of the Bethany Evangelical and Reformed church was held January 3. Leon Me ""oy was elected elder and Howard Klinksiek, deacon. Irvin Brandt was elected Sunday school superintendent, Herbert Beenken, assistant, and Marvin Johnson, Sunday school treasur er. Marvin Blome and Donald Logemann are to audit the books. The congregation hac sent $1,500 to support the three native Hondura pastors which! the church has been supporting since 1959. Total benevolences amounted to $5,500 which was sent to the United Theological Seminary, Winnebago Children's Home, the Fort Wayae Children's Home, Bensenville Home, a regular apportionment to the Christian World Mission, the American Bible Society, Missionary Vorhus Schu- Itz in Brazil, and the Tennessee Mountain Mission. Mrs. FaUgust gave the History of Music. Each pupil then played a Christmas carol with the audience singing. Merry Vrie- sen sang a solo and Wesley Stenzel accompanied his brother and sister, David and Audrey, as they sang. Kristie Engelby, Rake, played a flute solo accompanied by Kathy Graue, Rake. Others having numbers were COrrine Blome, Denise Klinksiek, Karma Engelbarts Linda Burt, Karen Engelbarts Susan Graue, Merry Vriesen Kathy Graue, Wesley Stenzel and Kristie Engelby. Each stu dent played a memorized reel tal number. Capt. and Mrs. Francis MI Donald, Omaha, have twin boy born January 6 at the air base hospital. They have been nan ed Patrick Joseph and Michael John and weighed 6 Ibs. 1 oz. and 6 Ibs. 10 ozs. Their home address is 4457 Redman Avenue, Omaha, Nebr. 68104. Wednesday, the Rev. Victor Vriesens attended pastor's circle at St. John's United Church of Christ in Fairmont. Monday Mrs. Harold Herzog, lira. E. A. Carpenter Mid Ml*. Gilbert DeBoet went to Forest City to a concert series program, Die Fleeter fflaitt, which vas a comic operetta by Johann Strauss and was presented by ew York opera players. The Orville Runksmeiers spent last weekend at Bruce Newton, visited tJi* Aiteit Ji* s home WikUiwday. , Mrs, Henrietta fi&fttje, man of the CMtttffits t campaign for the town of tea- yard, Would like to thAiik all those who have contrtbiited to the fund, she Would also Uke to remind all those who have $ - lOO'l VYCCIVdlU »* UHf*.** V" »™—• • — —— ^ — ---- ^^ , in Minneapolis. They at- not mailed their letters bacK to ,er that there is still time to do so. Cooperation of all of the esidents is the only way to make a drive of this type a access. Mr. and Mrs. Murl Jotgert- tended the auto show with Louie Armstrong and his orchestra as entertainers. Mrs. George Thompson has received word her granddaughter and husband the Kenneth Schulicks, Claremont, Calif., have contributed to the Pamona, Calif. Heart Association in memory of Mrs. Schlick's grandfather, George Thompson. Fifty members of the Community club and wives attended a supper in Fairmont Thursday night. Mrs. Martha Schroeder and Barbara, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gade and family of Whitte more and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Meyer and Todd of Wellsburg were Christmas guests at thi. Ronald Schroeder home. Christmas Day guests at the Orville Beenken home were Mr and Mrs. Engelbart Logemann Mrs. Warner Beenken of Buf falo Center and Louie and Clai ence Ploeger. Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Stubb of Baxter and their grandchi dren Mike and Jackie Morris o on and Carol were dinnef guests of Mrs. Lillian Worthing,on at Lone Rock, Wednesday ReV. and Mrs. Victor Vriesen and family visited ler father, Dr, E. A. Fossum at Young America, Minn, and ne accompanied them to Minneapolis to visit a sister who is a patient at the Swedish hospital there. The Vriesens also visited with Rev. Vriesen's parents, Rev. and Mrs. 0. J. Vriesen at Norwood later in the day. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Loucks, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Loucks and family and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Enrich were Christmas Day guests at the Donald Johnsons at Elmore. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Schroeder and boys and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gade and family of Whittemore visited with Mrs. Martha Schroeder and Barbara Sunday afternoon. RECITAL IS GIVEN January 8, Ledyard piano students of Mrs. Charley Faugust gave a recital at the school. Rebecca Wright, Frost, presided. You've been waiting for it—here it is! This is ONE event you can't afford to miss . . . |li winter items must go ! ! Nothing carried into the spring season... New low, low prices! r HURSDAY . . . CONTINUES REST OF JANUARY. SAVINGS up to SEMI - ANNUAL SHOE CLEARANCE HERE'S THE ONE YOU'VE WAITED FOR — TWO EXCITING RACKS OF CURRENT STOCK SHOES — PRICED FOR 'ACTION CLEARANCE.' STARTS FRIDAY JAN. 21 RACK 1 FLATS - STACKS VALUES TO $8.95 NOW R AC K HEELS - CASUALS VALUES TO $13.95 NOW WOMEN'S MD CHILMEN'S SNOW BOOT CLEARAWAV 17.95 14.95 9.95 12.95 10.95 6.95 ... and more on all winter merchandise! All winter merchandise has been re-grouped and re-priced! Nothing held back! Hurry - Hurry! » "Algona's Fashion Center For Women and Girls" "PICK-A-PAIR" SELF SERVICE BASEMENT •IcSALE- PICK YOUR FIRST PAIR AT REGULAR PRICE — GET THE SECOND PMt FOR I' STORE CLOSED THURSDAY TO PREPARE FOR SALE "THE STORE WITH SHOES — SMART SHOPPERS CHOOSE' i •» i :d j '.,< # «i I'- ii

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