Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1966 · Page 9
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, February 21, 1966
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Union Mothers and Daughters club looks back to 60 years of growth and progress The Mother's and Daughter's Club has always worked for the good of home and child. This led to the Rural School Day, which started In 1911 or 1912 in the barn of W. W. Annis. It was an exhibit of school work from the seven school districts of Union Township, with graduation of the 8th grades. As nearly as we can figure there were 171 graduates, some of whom never graduated again. This was continued for three years and then dropped until 1926, taken up again, and discontinued when the country schools were closed and pupils taken to town schools. There was a committee of four, later eight, to start the project, with the chairman usually a club member. An early or maybe the first, meeting was held in Center schoolhouse, anc a picnic was held across the road in the grove. This was not enough room, so we went to the Good Hope ChurchJ Then the club turned their two Worl< War I bonds over to the churcl or chairs and other equipment. lie forenoon of the Rural Scho- 1 Day was for athletics. Picnic dinner was held at noon and a >rogram in the afternoon, whi- h included graduation exercis- js, prizes for school projects, and a speaker. The club paid for he project at first, but later he school board helped. The 25th Anniversary of the Jlub was held at Mrs. Helen Vogel's, as her mother, Mrs. Carroll, was the first hostess to the Club. The dues at first were 10 cents per member, later were raised to 50 cents, and then $1.00, as it is at the present time. Lillian Stoutenberg was co-hostess at Helen Vogel's. The first club books wtere printed in 1908-09, and the meetings were always planner at the preceding meeting. Latei yearbooks were made in ad vance. The large meetings wer held in the larger homes a first, then at the church. Ban quets, dinners, and evening par IBS were held in the community tutions, Mothers Day Tea, Pa- thers Day a few times, Sons and Daughters meetings, and meetings with the four, neighboring oom. Regular meetings were ield in the hostesses' homes, ill the family, mothers, fathers, ons and daughters, were initer- sted and helped with the programs. ' Poems and exerpts were writ- en by J. F. Schoby, Joe Ricker, Jimmie Neville, Libby Carroll, Mabel Tjaden, and Mrs. Stewart wrote a collect for the club, (ate Annis wrote the club song, which is used for an opening number at the regular meetings. A tribute written for Mrs. Louise McNutt was very touching. In 1935 the Wallace Farmer and Iowa Homestead Magazine sent out notices to the rural clubs in the state asking for a copy of their club books and information on the contents. The paper praised the club on the printed books, using the club colors on cover of blue and gold. The club received $5.00 for first prize out of the group The programs have included silver offerings for Iowa instil AlEttJ »»•»»*»• w««.-w »ww- —, o — - - -^ clubs. Varied interests of the club are reflected in the programs which included papers and talks on good citizenship, intelligent voting, good health habits, radio celebrities and movies, noted Americans who came as immigrants, magazines, xrth good and bad, forestry, music, legends and superstitions of salt, turning waste into wealth, eary history of glass, Townsend plan, Uncle Sam's hired 9cuu i»a*i, w«»..v, ~- j* mas time, mey u\<t help, home decorations and fur the county fair and nishings, weeds and their medi- yeral blue ribbons. ALGONA (Iowa) ADVANCE—3 MONDAY, FEB. 21, 1966 and presented to the club a his- *• .._j. <•• .« _ _ 11 iory on "Golden Two charter members Memories." were Cora present, Kate Annis and Bacon. Alfred Schenck presented a tribute on "The Man's Eye of the Club." I The club has taken part in cancer drives, March of Dimes,] TB seals, and the Nativity PRICES GOOD ALL DAY TUESDAY A TUESDAY NIGHT - fl Scene. They also gathering coffee st for children's hom helped with •ips for gifts] 2S at Christmas time. They mzlde booths at received se- CONWAY BROTHERS STOCKBROKER — DES MOINES, IOWA Presents A FREE SCHOOL FOR you SUBJECTS 1. WHAT ARE COMMON STOCKS? 2. HOW THE STOCK MARKET WORKS — 3. HOW COMMISSIONS ARE CHARGED — 4. HOW TO BUY AND SELL COMMON .STOCK — 5. EFFECT OF INFLATION ON RETIREMENT SAVINGS — 6. HOW TO SELECT AND USE MUTUAL FUNDS — 7. QUESTION PERIOD. WHEN - Wednesday, Feb. 23, 7:30 P.M. WHERE - Algona Hotel, Algona, Iowa. PRESENTED BY LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE Al Arney Ra Y Anliker Vice President 108 N. Moore World's most Fine-Furniture Cabinetry Admiral 25 Rectangular CdlorW New! Advanced Q-26 Chassis, Rare-Earth Phosphors! 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Electronic Specialties &IA©QNAL STRIIT 395-3?15 ALGONA cal value, old-fashioned courtesy, Christmas in foreign lands, installment buying and misleading advertisement, South American industries, music, customs and habits, round table on understanding Russia, short talks on making our community a healthier, safer, more beautiful place to live, mental health, different religions, and conservation; lessons and discussions on making wills and social security. Not forgetting the less-fortu nate, we have remembered the etarded children and their school with donations. We have visited the County Home taking Teats, magazines and entertainr ment. The club sends each coun- ,y home resident a birthday ar d—some never get any re- ognition otherwise. We have had outside speakers on several occasions, includ- ng the foreign exchange students with their comparison of he U.S. and home. The Union Mothers Club is the oldest rural club in the state. It received first prize of In the early days of the club one of the members became ra- her perturbed because others] would not help Iik6 they should, and she said she Would resign. So the hostess asked if she cpu-' Id give a prayer, which is like a spanking, one of the members said to the dub. It really helped as everyoije got in and helped as they should, and as best they could. Mrs. Fannie Ward found herself short of bread one morning, for the school lunches, so she | set bread and theh remembered it was club day, so mixed the bread up stiff and set it in the middle of the table. When she returned she found a note by the pan, and a friend from town had called at a gwen time and mixed the bread down. We have three 50-year members now, Anna Zanke, Mamie Winkel, and Ada Hofius. Two members, Ada Dearchs Hofius and Helen Carroll Vogel, as I girls were present with their mothers when the club was started. Read at the 60th Anniversary February 10 by Francis Dodds. 5-grain Aspirin Rubbing Alcohol Bozo Kid Cleaner Filler Paper Telephone Index,: Reg. 79e Ruled Paper Reg. 49c Pkg Reg. $1.00 Metal Asserted colors HONSBRUCH DRUG Comprised by Ethel Gardner commendation in several papers in 1937-38. We were state a nd Ada Hofi'us. federated in 1937, but dropped that in 1941-42, but do belong to the county federation at present. The club appointed a committee to meet with the Algona Library Board to do something about use of the" books im thfl township. The Trustees decided to pay the library $100 a year for fees of books used, and this is still in effect. This entitles residents of Union Township to a free library card. The Club took part in war 1 service in 1942-43. The club was divided into five parts and we made 25 quilt tops, and some knitted vests and sweaters. The men helped with gathering of scrap iron, papers and milkweed seed. The next year we helped Red Cross with bandages, making pajamas and pillow cases. In 1946 the 40th Anniversary was held at Burt with the Band- mothers serving. The program was an original poem written by Kate Annis, entitled "The Girls." A history of the club was written by Minnie Sarchet, with songs by the Burt high school girls. The place cards were a picture of a horse-drawn cart with "40" forming the seat and back of the cart. Five charter members were present: Mrs. Annis, Mrs. Bacon, Minnie Sar- ohet, Julia Dearchs, and Sadie <; Schenck. A Gay Nineties party was held at Walter Weisbrod's in 1954 with lots of laughter and remarks. There were fourteen couples dressed with garb from the attic or made for the occasion. Doretta Plumb wrote the poem for the party. The 50th Anniversary was held at Good Hope Church in February 1956. Dinner was served to 90 members, with the food and dishes of fifty years ago. 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