•»»•«»••»•«« M» 10 * 20 - 30 Years Ago A weekly feature of by-gone days By Erma Lea Deim 2—ALGONA (Iowa) ADVANCE THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 1966 JANUARY 26, 1956 A semi-trailer truck had been struck by a freight train on Highway 9. The driver was unhurt but the 670 bushels of shelled corn was strewn all over. An award for meritorious service 4o the Ground Observer Corps in Algona.-..was' given to Edward C. Roepke by Lt. Levine of Mason City. Mr. Roepke de signed and helped build the GOC tower. .The Charity Ball was sched uled for April. It was ah annua affair with proceeds to go to the needy. Sponsors were the Kiwanis club, assisted by the Rotary and Lions clubs. Over a million dollars in construction, was reported for Algona in 1955. About one-third of the total was spent on each commercial, dwellings, and public expenditures. 'it was expected that 7,000 auto licenses would ; be purchased by. Feb. 1 as 6,300 had been issued in thecounty. 'The Swea City community school addition was expected to be ready March 15. New desks for 125 students were ordered for $27.50 each. The Algona Flour and Feed Co. had been apointed author ized dealer for Ford tractors and Dearborn /farm equipment. In the Long, Long Ago col- lumn of January 1926: To help get rid of corn surplus that 0 had stunted prices, the Burt Presby terian church women were going to serve a:public supper with choice of corn meal pan cakes, corn muffins-, corn bread corn meal mush with milk, horn iny, etc., all for 30c. lie ice which was 12 to 14 inch- is thick. • Services held at Wesley for Mrs. Walker, 44 Wesley — Mrs. J. L. Walker, 44, died at her home Saturday night, following a 5 months illness. She was born Phyllis Cecile July 29, 1921, to Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Jaegar at Bismarck, N.D. She married J. L. Walker September 3, 1942, in Washington, D.C. They came to Wesley in 1946 where they bought a food store and home and have lived here ever since. Mrs.. Walker is survived by her husband, their four children: James J. Walker, Creigh- to'n University, Omaha; Steven, a junior at Garrigan high school, Algona, and Ann Marie and Dean Allen at home; her mother, Mrs. J. J. Jaeger, and a brother, J. J. Jaeger Jr., both of Milwaukee, Wis. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Mrs. Laura Walker, West Bend, who had cared for her and the family during tier illness. She was preceded m death by her father, J. J. Jaeger. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in St. Joseph's Catholic church with Father R. W. Phillips celebrant, assisted by. two other priests at the Requiem high mass. Burial was in St. Joseph's cemetery. Pall bearers were Bill Loebig, Bill Koppen, J. M. Kunz, Tom Forburger, Ed Otis and Frank Bleich. Twenty new ers will be Friday at Mrs. Elmer , Walter's at 1:30 'p.m TWENTY NEW MEMBERS were, received into the Catholic Daughters of America Court 283 Thursday, Jan. 13 at the regular meeting. New members are, back row, left to right, Mrs. Marie Bode, the district deputy, Virginia Krebsbach; Loretta Poundstone, Mary Thilges, Audrey Johnson, Agnes Brophy, Sara Lallier, Maida Cassel, Evalyn Prentice, Mary Joann Guffey, Doris Ann Dodds, Marie Lampright, Esther' Heimers, Tillie Ristau, Grand Regent. Front row, left to _ right, Adilaide Simmons, Lavonne McCabe, Marilyn Ritz, Donna Meyers, Janice Jergenson, Barbara Robinson, Loretta Buscher, Elizabeth Kramer. Mrs. Marie Bode, district deputy, gave a brief talk followed by the regular meeting. JANUARY 31, 1.946 .' Veterans with honorable dis charges were urged to file for their military exemptions which was $500 on the property tax valuation. : v , An Algona carpenter was doing some work in Bancroft and found some toilet paper for sale there, a commodity almost nonexistent in Algona, so he bought a carton of four rolls. The valuable purchase was put into the car, and the carpenter went on other errands, but when he returned found that the toilet paper had been stolen, though his practically irreplacable tools had been left. The Prairie Gold Scout area council had been given 160 acres of land by E. C. Bertram of Spencer. The site was to be used as a permanent camp site. At the first banquet and an nual meeting combination of the Algona Co-operative creamery since the war over 600 were served at the school gym. Total sales of the creamery were reported as over half million and over $400,000 had been paid to farmers. AT GOLDKN WEDDING The Herman Bodes and his sister, Mrs. Robert Bickert, Algona, went to Rochester, Minn. Sunday for the golden wedding of his cousins, the Louis Bodes, formerly of Algona. The party was held in the Martin hotel. Mrs. Harold Weber accompan ied them to Rochester where she visited her sister, Leona Seimer, Algona, who had surgery there. She was to be brought home the middle of this week. WED 50 YEARS The George Hirners will have their golden ""we'dding Stmd'ay', January 30 with open house at their home from 2 to 4 p.m George Hirner and Anna Well- ger were married at St. Bene- lict January 26, 1916, and have ived in the Wesley area ever ince. They are parents of four children, Ray (deceased), Lyle and Anna Mae at home. Services for Nick Koppen at Ledyard Funeral services were held Tuesday for Nick Koppen, 74, of Lakota, at the Sacred Heart hurch in Ledyard with Father I. Thiele officiating. Burial was n Maple Hill cemetery at Lacota with Garry Funeral Home n charge. Pallbearers, were Ro- )ert Ruby, Irvin, Paul and Donald Koppen, Arnold and Raymond Becker. Mr. Koppen died Friday af- ernoon after a heart attack on Main street in Lakota. He was lifelong^ resident of Kossuth ounty and had retired from a farm east of Lakota in 1946. He was born March 9, 1891 at Lakota. October 4, 1916 he married Elizabeth Becker who survives as do two sons anc ;wo daughters. They are Elmer at home, Ferdinand, LeRoy Mii.n., Mrs. William Goldtrap Elmore, Minn., and Mrs. Ralph Hagg, St. Louis Park, Minn. Ten grandchildren and two great- grandchildren also survive. Grant couple has anniversary Grant — Mr. and Mrs. Henr ry Selberg, longtime Grant residents, celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary Sunday, Jan. 23 at the E & R church at Ledyard. About 200 persons attended the short program. Surprise guests for the couple were their daughter, and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Whitcoff and two children of Portland, Ore. The couple were married at the bride's home on Jan. 26 f ; 1916. They have lived their entire lives in the Grant-Ledyard area and have lived on the present farm. Almanac (Continued from Page 1) eludes J.ohn Deere machinery 60 dairy cattle, Ayrshire and Holstein, hogs and -dairy equip ment. Leek & Quinn, auction eers; Iowa State Bank, Algona clerk. Full sale details today. Feb. 3 — Clifford Peterson arm sale, at farm located one mile south of Amboy, Minn, on highway 169. Sale includes fou| .ractors, complete line of ma-?, Reception for wed 50 years , Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bode, for mer Algonans now of Rochester, Minn, were given a reception for then: 50th wedding at the Martin, hotel Jan. 22 from 1C . until 3 p.m. by Mends and, BALL IS DATED The annual Fireman's Ball will be held in the Surf Ballroom at Clear Lake Feb. 11. JANUARY 24, 1936 Raymond Reid was almost frozen when his car stalled on Hwy. 18 in 30 degree below zero weather. The car became stuck and when a searching par ty found him he was unable to move. He had four frozen fing ers besides a frozen thumb 01 one hand and frost bitten fing ers on the other. He was on his way home from Hobarton elevator. The county's 17 tractor snowplows had to give up the fight against the elements 'till the cold snap and the wind died down. The snow was drifting back in as fast as the plows removed it. Fivf electric fan« wtrt bfing used in the courthouse to circulate the heat coming from the steam radiators. This kind of forced air heating was popular and many people had electric fans installed in hot air furnaces to get full benefit of Burrell Lease, New York City, is expected Saturday for a week with his mother, Mrs. Veva Lease. The Martin Hamiltons spent Friday and Saturday in Des Moines. The Loren Leases, Iowa Falls, were Saturday guests at the parental L. .L. Lease's. Mrs. Mae Carman had growth removed from her shoulder recently in the Britt hospital. The A. N. Richtsmeiers have a new grandson, born Jan. 20 to the Mike Bauers, Manhattan Kans. This is their first child and his mother is the formei Janice Richtsmeier. The A. N. Richtsmeiers spent the January 23rd weekend ir Des Moines with her sister Mrs. Marie. Greiner. Rev. Frank Considine, pastor of the Corwith and Wesley Me thodist churches left Jan. 24 foi a 5 day school for pastors a Simpson college, Indianola. Mrs. R. E. Jongewaard will be speaker January 30th at the Corwith-Wesley school of mis- the heat. Six tramp* had fhfl- ter in Algona and were lodged in quarters under AJsre grocery store. When the Marshall opened the room at 9 a.m.. the men were hyddled in an inner room and didn't want to leave. Charles Qejlenffld, e home to the Good Hope area, was foujj4 in a semi-conscious condition from the' cold after his auto became stuck. He was hospitalised and had badly frozen fingers. A •ritt «Cf 650 pounds of ice from a gravel nil; east of Wesley alongside Hwy. 18. He stored sions in the Corwith Methodist church. She can speak first hand as she spent many years in India where her parents were missionaries. The CD of A meeting scheduled for last Tuesday was postponed to next Tuesday, Feb. 1. Franklin Fox was brought home Thursday from the Vets hospital, Des Moines, where he had been several weeks for medical care of a lung congestion. The Frank Bleichs, Ed Otises, Lester Larsons, Joe Skows, Geo. Seabergs, and Herman Bodes attended a Fanners grain dealers convention in Des Moines the fore part of the week. IS HOUSE CHAIRMAN Ames — Doug Barr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Barr, has been elected intramurals chairman of Noble House in Friley Hs)l, a men's dormitory at Iowa University. He is 9 sopho- •*-* m . *,»(*»*)» Lakota program dated Feb. 2 Lakota — The Al Bell productions will be the limelight of the lycem program coming up on Wednesday, February 2. The title of this year's scenic nterest is "Son's of Fabulous "lorida." The program will consist of a movie and commen- ary concerning these points oi nterest: Serpentarium, Cypress Gardens, Alligator Wrestling Wiarineland, Weeki Wachi anc Parrot Jungle. Each one of these is located in a different .site in the state of Florida. The public is invited to attend this interesting event. The time is 2:30 p.m. on February 2. LuVerne student wins scholarship LuVerne — George Hanselman, son of Mr. and Mrs, Earle Hanseiman of LuVerne, has been awarded a Farmers' National Farm Scholarship for $250 at Iowa State University, Ames, where he is a junior student in farm operation. The scholarship is given annually to a junior student who has a professional interest in farm management. This is the second award he has won within recent months. He had previously been awarded $400 to apply on a scholar- tives. its were their children Lucille, Mrs. A. W. Lindsley Des \Moines;- Bernard, Hacken sack,A Minn.; Charles, Rochester Minn.:; Donald, Elma; Joan, Mrs DonaM Marr, Albuquerque New Mexico. Mrs. W. H. Ryno, Waterloo bridesmaid 50 years ago, was present., Mrs. Don Bode, Elma, had the'guest book; Mrs. Charles Bode was in charge of the gifts. Their children gave them a TV set/The 15 grandchildren presented \them with a bouquet of roses. \ Out of town guests were from Dubuque, Algona, Corwith, Elma, Spirit Lake, and Minne- ipolis, Clara' City, St. Paul, Ro- jhester, Minn. Erwin Bode, Lin- ^oln, 111., only living brother of he honoree, ,was present. Jim Finn and a friend, John Turner of Lower Manhattan, N Y., came last Friday from the Jniversity of Dubuque to spend ;he semester break with Mayoi and Mrs. Finn. They returned Wednesday. The evening unit of the Lea gue of Women Voters met Tues day at the home of Mrs. Jim An derson. The regular board mee ing of the League of Women Vot Sill TOMORROW with • WANT AD TODAY! TRY A WANT AD IN THE Kossuth County Advance "'"'~ - " " 'The Paper with Shopper Coverage and Newspaper Readership WHITE SALE ENDS JANUARY till CHARGE IT curity National Bank, Amboy, clerk. Fun sale details today. ? . Feb. 7 Koreen Askeland land auction, at farm located one mile south of Rake. Sale includes 40 gilts, full line of machinery. Roy B. Johnson^ an^J Don Babbitt, auctioneers; Farmers Trust & Savings Bank, Buffalo Center, clerk. Full sale details in Advance next week, Feb. 16 — Ernest Rhoda and Ted Ziegler farm auction, at farm located 1 mile north, 3 miles east, 1 mile north of Elmore Nursery. Sale includes 170 head of livestock and maqhin- ery. Quinn & Clark, auctioneers; First National Bank, Elmore clerk. Full sale details in Ad vance soon. married by Rev. W. J. Halpin at St. Cecelia's church in Algona January 12, 1916. They'renewed their wedding vows on January 23 and received the Church Blessing from Msgr. Jansen, pastor of St. Francis churchY Their home is at 724 llth Ave. N.E., Rochester, Minn. MANAGES STARDUST Paul Bell, former manager of the Algona Country Club, is managing the Stardust Lounge at Humboldt which is located in the same building as Johnny's Steak Harbor. He began his duties January 8. 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