Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 14, 1966 · Page 6
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10-20-30 Years Ago A weekly feature of by-gone days By Errna Lea Dtim «~AIOONA (low*) ADVANC1 MONDAY, MARCH 14, 19M March 8, 1956 Burt Community school addi tion bonds of $250,000 were sold to a bidder willing to pay 2.76229 percent. Tht grind opening of tho Buscher Bros. Implement was held. Gilbert and Dick Buscher invited the public to have coffee and doughnuts and chances at free prizes. Kossuth county butchers sold 65,000 pounds of pork during February in the "pork lift" promotion designed to get people to eat more of it. More than half of the amount was sold in Algona and the rest in other Kossuth towns. Dick Everds, chairman of an Iowa state refugee committee had returned from Geneva, Switzerland after attending a meeting of an international commission for European . migration. The program designed to find homes for refugees "is certainly an instrument to enhance and promulgate peace", he said. Algona Girl Scouts numbering 255 were making special plans to celebrate their 44th anniversary during the next week. Judy Ann Vaske engaged MR. AND MRS. Clarence Vaske of Bancroft, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Judy Ann, to.William T. O'Donnell, Lone Rock, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. O'Donnell, Lone Rock. The wedding will be Saturday, May 7, at the St. John's Catholic church, Bancroft. March 14, 1946 The Treasury Department had released figures on World War II bond purchases. Kossuth county totaled over 16 million dollars worth or about 3% times more than during World War I. The Lakota Girls basketball team had defeated Braddyville in the State B.B. tournament in Des Moines, 27-25: The score was tied twice and twice the defeated team was ahead. Pictured oh the front page were the bandits who robbed the Lone Rock Post Office with C. W. Paine; cashier, identifying them. ; An army recruiting ' office was opened in Algona with two Sergeants in charge. They reported an average of one recruit a day. The office was expected to be kept open until June. Government subsidy payments on clover seed production were so attractive that 25 growers and apiarists attended a meeting. Bee-keepers were asked to put colonies near seed- clover fields for better pollination. There would be no charge for the placement of hives, but profits would accrue to both sides from the practice. Plans were being formulated for one hundred years of progress in rural schools in Iowa. A special division for special rural schools exhibits had been added to the premium book; Kossuth County women in tho Farm Bureau were having contest oh the reading of books, To qualify each was to read four specified books from the list and two of their own choosing Judging was to be done in Des Moines and prizes awarded. The Lone Rock bowling team had entered the state tourna ment at Ft. Dodge. Members of the team were Haiian Blanch ard, Harley Hutchison, Ar Priebe, Angus Cotton and Bil Batt. March 5, 1936 Swea City won the county basketball championship, defeating Ledyard, 20-17. The teams had won respectively the class "A" and "B" finals. The Interstate Commerce Comm. ruled against Algona, and ordered the M & St. L from Algona to St. Benedict abandoned, and gave the receivers of the railroad permission to take up the track and dispose of the equipment. A proposal to abandon the Bancroft CCC camp was received after the camp had been in operation less than a year. The board of supervisors, the county Farm Bureau and the Bancroft Uons club had united in filing briefs of opposition. For the first time a Shakespearean play, Midsummer Night's Dream, was to be shown at the Call Theater in Algona. Theaters were allowed to have the film for only two showings as this was a new screen product which had caused a sensation. Reserved seats were on sale at the James drugstore. Algona'* State street was be re-paved as a result of PWA approval with completion to be June 1. Officers for Burt church group named Burt — Officers elected at W.S.C.S. meeting March 9 are Pres., Frances Sarchet; vice, Beulah Davis; sec., Florence Spear; treas., Hazel Teeter; Missionary Education, Karen Davies; Social relations, Lorraine Campney; Church, Phyllis Wiener; Campus, Vera Schwietert; literature, Mary Sarchet; Supply, Beth Miller; Spiritual Life, Marie Parsons; membership, Blanche Long; publicity, Ruby Hinckley. Circle Chairmen are Shirley Lovstad, Gladys Hawcott and Janice Sohaeller. The nominating committee is Mildred Larson, Benita Mitchell and Hazel Larson. Rev. Ralph Hindman and several members of E.U.B. church at LuVerne and four Good Hope W.S.C.S. members were guests. HEART FUND $190 There was $190.20 collected or the Heart Fund. Of this $20 was for memorials, $15 for ills Scott and $5 fori John tiller. Mrs. James Fries and Mrs. Don Mitchell extend hanks. Workers were Donna Zwiefel, Thecla Christensen, ona Lacy, Lydia Manus, Ethel Dremmel, Eleanor Stenzel, Lilie Fredrickson, Jean Lockwood felen Smith, Myrtle Zwiefel jefie McMullen, Lucille Behrends, Phyllis Wiener, Ann Baumgard, Gladys Hawcott, Di ane Bunkofske, Jean Grubb Linda Bunkofske and M. Haase Room &20. He In had CHy surgery Titonka girl is engaged MR. AND MRS. Erwin Eden of Titonka announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sylvia Aileen, to James Michael Martin, son of Mrs. James F. Martin of Rock Island, 111. A June wedding is planned. She is a ; graduate of the Titonka. high school and State College of Iowa.''; She is teaching eighth grade English at Sudlow junior high;,in.Davenport. He graduated from Alleman high school, attended/Black Hawk College in Rock Island, and is a music major ;at Western Illinois university, Macomb, 111. UPW TO MEET UPW will meet March J6 at Jurt Presbyterian church. Devotions are by Evelyn Angus ant program: by Mrs. Duane Mawd iley. Special music is by Mrs loscosi Mawdsley. Hostesses are ilrs. Harold Becker, Mrs. Jess Harms and Mrs. Roland Chafee CIRCLES TO MEET Circles of the W.S.C.S. wil meet March 16. Ethel Circle hos esses are Lefie McMullen anc fessie Rash; Inez Circle hostess Minerva Curtis, and Shirley C5r cle hostesses are Leona Lovstar. and Lillian Heerdt. Mitchell* spent the 1ft D* Motfwi with ttaif sons, the Norman Mit» chells and Keith Mitchell*. Mrs, L. C. Williams returned to her home in Welcome, Minn, after several weeks visit at the Mitchell home. Mrs, Virginia Fries reports the Girl Scout drive hud not been completed by March 9. The Paul Danas, Ames, and Patricia Schwietert, Des Moines, spent the weekend at the parental Merle Schwietert's. Jane Barslou will attend the MYF Seminar in Washington in April. Dennis Shipler returned last week from the Veteran's hospital In Des Moines. Members of the girls basketball team attended the state meet in Des Moines. The boys earn will attend the state tourney next weekend. The A. C. Tenneys, Granada, Minn., were guests Wednesday f Mrs. Jessie Rash. Birthday Circle met March 10 at Mrs. Lawrence Doege's with Mrs. Guy Giddings hostess. P. J. McGuire had surgery March 7 at .the Methodist hospital in Rochester. Break ground on Swea City church The First Baptist church of Swea City will break ground on its new building in services Sunday, March 20. Following the morning worship service, the congregation and .'friends will gather south of the, present church where representative people will participate in turning the first shovel of dirt. Rev. Fred Jones, a state Baptist leader, will be the speaker in the morning worship service of ground-breaking. The public is invited. BEGIN WORK Whittemore — Bob Gengler began work March 1 for the City here as Gas and Sewer plant supervisor. Also named by the city was David Van Ginkel, formerly of Webster City, as night CLUB TO MEET Burt Woman's club will mee March 14 with hostesses Bernta tfitchell, Virginia Fries and Li] lian Meinzer. The program tfte me is Fine Arts. The program will be by yicki Koestler, Mabeline Lovstad and Darlene Herrick. Seen at the ALGONA By T, H. C. It is with deep and sincere feelings of regret that 1 report the transfer of Ray Langfitt from the Algona theatre and from our community. Ray has been a real asset to Algona, From the very first, he has entered into civic affairs, has supported the Chamber of Commerce and has ingratiated himself with all members of the community. He has kept his ind otter ctevw inimil* me cold, Thunderball, which just closed a ten week stint at the Minneapolis Orpheum, should prove to be a B,O. bonanza and shows what the public demands, I found The Silencers with Dean Martin and a bevy of attractive femmes much more enjoyable since it "shoofs" the James Bond and U.N.C.L.E. shows. By the way, The Silencers is booked for the local theatre in April, That about does it for this week. SOCIETY "nose clean" in the controversial problems that beset the motion picture industry, trying to promote family entertainment, sometimes even at a loss to the box office. His advertising has been frank and truthful, avoiding the sensational and bizarre. You, the customer, have always known in advance, just what to expect of any film. With the flood of sex pictures, now being shown, this in itself, has been a real accomplishment. With Ray Langfitt's departure, Algona has lost a loyal citizen, an experienced theatre manager and a gentleman of the first ca- libre. My personal best wishes to Ray. Never Too Late was adapted from a New York stage success but suffers from its transfer to the screen. Based on a slender plot-thread which stresses a late pregnancy of a middle age couple (Paul Ford and Connie Stevens) the picture is a constant bickering between the younger daughter and her husband who are still childless after a year or two of marriage. A half hour of this incessant quarreling would be sufficient but an hour and a half is too much. All I can say is that it was probably better than Red Skelton's hour of nonsense. Disney pictures bore me, as a rule, and 1 passed up That Darn Cat. That Walt presents good clean family entertainment is commendable but I still don't have to enjoy pictures that are aimed at the strictly juvenile ALGONA OFFICERS ELECTED Cresco Mother-Daughter club met March 9 at Cliff Teeter's, with election of officers: Pres., Iris Hackbarth; vice, Geneva Sorenson; sec., Elaine Teeter asst. sec., Bernetta Wildin; and treas., Lavonne Henry. The next meeting is April 13 at Lavonne Henry's. The Kossuth Federa tion of Clubs spring meeting is April 11 at Titonka Lutheran church. FRIENDLY CLUB MEETS Riverdale Friendly club met March 2 with Mrs. Casey with Doris Miller assisting hostess. Thirteen members and one guest, Margaret Kent, were in attendance. The next meeting will be April 6 with Donna Bormann, Jean Metzen assisting. Secret sisters will be revealed. •Corker. marshal and part-time city mentality. His adventure series ' are wonderful' but cats, dogs Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hein en have a girl -born Feb. 23 at Honolulu, Hawaii where he is stationed as radioman with the navy. The baby was named Leilani Ann and weighed 6 Ibs. 13 oz. She is Catherine, daughter of the Donald A. McCarthys, and he is a son of the Ferman Heinens. SINGS AT CLINIC Sioux City — Frances McDonald, Burt, was one of the Morningside College Madrigal Singers who were guest performers for the third annual Madriga] clinic held at Cherokee Saturday. About 150 madrigal singer; from high schools in northwest Iowa attended the song fest Miss McDonald is the daughter of Mrs. H. McDonald of Burt. STARTS THURSDAY MARCH 17 ST. PATRICK'S MIDNITE SHOWI THE BIGGEST BOND OF Alt! "THUNDERBHUi mmaK Riliinilhu UNITED ARTISTS Burt Band Mothers club will meet March 17 at the school with hostesses Aleeda Harms, Lois Scheer, Thelma Lappe, Betty Cranston, Palma Holding. The program is by Darleen Herricks and Evelyn Mawdsley. The Delbert Schaellers moved to the Lura Sewick house. C. B. 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