AFTER NEARLY A CENTURY OP LIVING, one of our early pioneers, Kate Frink Annts has passed on. She would have been 98,in April and She was especially privileged for she" remained active and alert until the last two weeks. She saw Kossuth county when there Were , only a handful of settlers, and from her earliest years she had a part in making it a good place to live. Mrs. Annis was known not only for the quantity of her years, but also for the quality of them. *''**. THE LITTLE SETTLEMENT ON THE Upper D6s Moines river was only 14 years old when four year old Kate Frink came here with her parents, Albert and Betsey Ann Wagner Frink. They settled in Union township-on Black Cat creek. Kate attended rural schools and then taught a while. Next she attended Mankato Normal School and it was after that when she decided she would like to go to high school. She was a member of the, third class ever to be graduated from Algona high school, in 1886. Many were the commencement exercises she attended since that time — the last one In 1961 when she stood up and was recognized as the school's eldest graduate. ••.*»* AFTER GRADUATION, MISS FRINK taught a short while. It was said of her that she .was a "born teacher" but meanwhile she had met William Warner Annis, and she gave up teaching in favor of marriage. A publication of the Kossuth county schools of 1887 says, "Kate Frink closed school after a successful term. There are no schools where they have paid more marked respect to their teacher than Miss Frink here received." * * * THE YOUNG COUPLE LIVED IN Algona for the first few years of their married life and then moved to the Frink homestead in Union township where they farmed for many years. They had five children, but the only one who lived was Cora Elizabeth (Beth), now popular Algona librarian. However, the Annis family always had a full house for they took several children into their home from time to time and reared nieces and nephews. Living with them for the longest periods of time were Judith Dixon, now of Great Falls, Montana/Emily Moore, Escondido, Calif, and the late Ethel Vosburg Mansmlth. * * * MRS. ANNIS WAS BORN A TWIN. Her twin sister, Cora, never had a sick day in her life until just before she died in 1924. Kate was the "frail" one. The daughter, Beth, says she remembers hearing from her earliest childhood, "Always be very nice to your mother. We aren't going to have her with us long." Beth carried out the admonition extremely well and for many more years than she hoped for. No story about Mrs. Annis would be complete without mention of her daughter's devotion. IN 1906, MRS. ANNIS WAS ONE of 13 farm women to prganize the Union Mother and Daughter Club — the first rural women's club,in Iowa and it is still going strong. Mrs. Cora Bacon, another of my favorite "senior" citizens, was also among the first 13 women, and my friend, Leora St. John a longtime member. Mrs Annis was the first president and she wrote the club song that is still sung at the beginning of each meeting. Five years later she went over to the Plum Creek neighborhood and helped them organize a club. .''*•;,*-* ' • ' LAST SUMMER, I ENJOYED ATTENDING THE ; fiftieth anniversary of.ithe/Pjlum^Cj;ee^ I ciu.bi^Mrs_Annis,.then past her,97thJ?irthday, was theTeatured'speaker !She stooauprDef6re";lMegroup* : and expressed what women's clubs have always meant in the life of 'a farm community and she recited one of the poems she had written in her younger days with only a little prompting from her daughter. Her talk was seeded with both humorous and touching incidents and when she left the group she said, "I'm coming back next year !" * * * I LIKE TO THINK THAT MRS. ANNIS will be with them next summer. Surely, such an indomitable spirit does not die. She loved people and she was at her best in a group. The last few years she fretted a bit because she couldn't do all the things she would like to do. She had to rest up several days before and several days after an outing, but she considered it worth the effort. "After all, I can't just sit around all my life", she said. * * * MRS. ANNIS WAS A FOLLOWER of this column, a fact which I shall always treasure. She wrote me notes from time to time and came to see me once. Even in recent weeks when her sight had failed, Beth tells me she would say, "Read me what Grace has to say this week." * * * FEW OF US WILL EVER LIVE to be a hundred years old. Few of us I think, would care to do so, unless we could, like Mrs. Annis be interested in life up until the last. We don't get our "druthers" in things of this sort, but when someone accomplishes it, it is cause for rejoicing. * * * THE NEWS THIS WEEK brought us word that the same minister who had a hand in sending Astronaut Glenn into orbit around the earth, also sent Father and me into orbit ! He is Rev. Charles W. Pfieffer, who officiated at our wedding Sept. 26, 1940. I do hope that Astronuat Glenn doesn't have to keep going round and round as we have for the past 21 years. I wish him success in his venture. * * * THIS WEEK'S RECIPE is for Apple Pie Cake. It was submitted to the Johnny Appleseed Cook Book by Lori Calhoun. legg 2/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup flour 1 teasp. baking powder 1/4 teasp. salt 1 teasp. vanilla 1/3 cup chopped nuts 1 cup chopped apples Mix all ingredients together until thoroughly mixed. Pour into 8x8 inch pan. Bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. GRACE. A THANK YOU I want to express my appreciation to my customers for their patronage during the years I have been in the barbering business here. The shop will continue to be operated by my brother, Bob Shillington, and Tcjny Kahler, to whom I have sold my interest. They wi|l appreciate yoyr patronage and serve you well. JIM SHILLINGTON Aigono Twins Engag&d Mr. and Mrs Chester VVillcy of Algona have announced the engagements of their twin daughters, Margaret Mary, left, and Mildred Alice. Plans for a June wedding are being made for Margaret Mary, who will marry William J. Norland, Jr., son of Mr and Mrs William J. Norland, Sr., Bancroft, in St. Cecelia's Catholic church here. Mildred Alice is engaged to William R. Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Larson of Britt. Plans for their Wedding are indefinite, pending his release from the U.S. Navy. He is overseas at the present time. (UDM Engraving) Womans Club At Burt Will Have A Guest Night Burt — Mrs. Don Mitchell was hostess to members of the Woman's Club at her 'home Monday night. She was assisted by Vera Bradley and Maree Bahnson. Material for the annual Girl Scout drive was handed out by chairmen Ruth Hodgson and Leona Lacy. Mary Smith .presented the Federation News. ffyo interesting book reviews were given by Genevieve Graham and Phoebe Thompson. Gerald Hilton favored the group wifli a vocal solo, accompanied by Erna Baars. The next meeting will be the annual guest night to be held at the Burt Methodist church Monday,^Feb. 5. Install Officers .__-_. ^ . Twenty-nine membirs of" uie* Burt Mariners answered roll at their January meeting. , Goodwin and Grace Bergerud presented devotions and the program was presented by Larry and Palma Holding. : Installation of 1962 officers was held. Roscoe and Evelyn Mawdsley were in charge. Installed to lead their group for the coming year were: Leonard and Marlene Stenzel, skippers; Russell and Rulh Patterson, first mates; Larry and Palma Holding, log keepers; Goodwin and Grace Bergerud, pursers; Rev. and Mrs. Smidt, chaplains; Bernard and Jean Gifford, look outs; and John and Betty Miller, dr. and nurse, Rev. Wm. Bohi is among the many Iowa Methodist Ministers attending the annual Bible Conference at Indianola. Graveside rites for Elias Moyer, 97, Emmetsburg, a former Burt resident, were held at the Burl township cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scott are leaving this week for an extended vacation in Florida., Roy Vander Hof, former Burt school faculty member, is a patient at St. Ann hospital. He suffered a broken ankle while at work remodeling their home north of Algona. The annual Grain Dealers Convention was held in Des Moines this past week. Attending the meetings from Burt were Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Andrews and Mr., and Mrs. Frank Becker. Mr. and Mrs. Al Hinckley went to Indianola Friday. They were accompanied home by their daughter, Judy, who is enjoying a week vacation from her studies at Simpson College. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Shievers and family returned to their home in Denver, Colo, after visiting with Mrs. Shieyers* parents, Mr. and Mpr.'sMartin - Griese. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Engstrom became the parents of their first child, a daughter, Roberta Lynn, arrived at St. Ann hospital Sunday, weighing 7 Ibs., 9>/fe oz. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Henry Engstrom, Algona and Mr. and Mrs. George Charlson, Lake Mills. A baby girl, Tamara, was born Monday at St. Ann hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Boyken. The little miss has a sister, Mr. and Mrs. August Bernau are grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Lacy attended last rites of a relative, Mrs. Reed, 90, at Audubon Tuesday. They were accompanied as far' as Fort Dodge by Mrs. Rena Buell, who spent the day with Mrs. Murtagh at Friendship Haven. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Pfiefer, Sioux Falls, So. Dak., visited at the Al Hinckley home Monday and Tuesday. Virginnia Bohi arrived home on Wednesday from Morningslde college to visit her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Bohi, during semester break.' -Weekend visitors at the Don Mitchell home were their son. Norman, and Gayla Flelcher, Des Moine.;, also Mr. and Mrs. Howard Williams, St. Charles, Minn. St. John's Lutheran ladies aid Will hold a bake sale at Riedels Peed Store at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. A number of Burt residents were in attendance at the final game of the girls Stale Line Conference basketball tournament. They Watched the Burt girls clinch the championship. ; Mrs. Alia Froh returned to her homo Monday after visiting for several days with her sister and husband, the 0. A. Campneys. She acorn panied the Lyle Frohs, Fort Dodge, who visited the Campneys Monday. LONE ROCK . i By Mrs Darryl Householder Krueger attended the Baptist church in Swea City to hear Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Sanford, missionaries, Thursday eve. Mrs. Sanford is the former Dorothy Dacken. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Zaiiianski, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Secgcbarth, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Blanchard, were Saturday evening guests in the Clarence Kraft home. Thursday evening circle of the Presbyterian church held their meeling in the Clarence Kraft home. Mrs. Emma Hurlburt was a guest. Mrs. Dennis Priebe presented the lesson. Brian Meyer, son of the Mclvln Meyers of Algona, is spending a few days in the home of his%rand- parenls, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Krueger. •LEDYARD By Mrs Earl Jorgenson Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Heidenwith of Swea City, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Weber and Bob were Sunday evening callers in the Walter Thompson home. Mrs. Mary Flaig spent a week in the home of her son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Flaig at Pleasantville. The Friendly Neighbor club met Wednesday in the Elmer Krause home. Mrs. Albert Langerman was assistant hostess. Mrs. Hans Baago presented the lesson. The next meeting will be Feb. 8 in the Rueben Luedtke home. The Idle Hour club met Jan. 16 for a pot luck supper honoring their husbands at the Fred Tigges home. Entertainment provided was cards and games. The regular January meeting will be in the Pauline Cody home. Mr. and Mrs. Garryl Householder visited Sunday in the Carl Olson home in Livermore. Mr. and Mrs. John Jennings of Sexton called Saturday in the Everett Hanna home. Mr. and Mrs. Marc Moore of Algona were callers Sunday in the Everett Hanna home. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Larson were Sunday callers in the Ed Larson home in Burt. Linda Larson of Algona spent Sunday in the parental Harvey Larson home. Mrs. Fritz Newbrough and Sheri, Mrs. Leroy Ennen and 1 Mervyn, Mrs. Frank Flaig and Mrs. Bud Mnrlow "were guests in' the 'CUM Petersen home. They celebrated the birthday of Mrs. Petersen. Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Householder were Sunday guests in the William Householder home in Fenton. The Householder's daughter, Becky of Ruthven was home for the weekend. Mrs. Clinton Rath visited Mrs. Martha Rath at Holy Family hos- Dital in Estherville. She helped Mrs. Rath celebrate her birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Rath were Sunday visitors in the Robert Heifner home. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rath of Algon.a, Mr. and Mrs, Maurice Weisbrod were Sunday guests in :he Dale Wegener home. They celebrated the birthday of Mr. Wegener. Mrs. Dale Wepener attended a baby shower for Mrs. Jim St. John in the Ivadell Christenson home. Mrs. E. A. Lee, and Mrs. A. A. William Wiemer and Dr. R. ,F. Snyder of Swea City attended the Sports Show in Des Moines last weekend. They visited with Deanna Wiemer at Simpson college Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Kuecker of St. James, Minn, and Mrs. Zilphy Hardt visited at the Elmer Anderson home at Elmore Sunday evening. Jakie Stubbe of Baxter visited at the Albert Barnes home over the weekend. Mr. ai\d Mrs. John Walter-man visited the Barnes on Sunday evening. Weekend visitors at the parental homes were Sandy Johnson, who attends C. E. School at Omaha, and Beth Johnson and Betty Herzog, who are attending Northwestern College at Orange City. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Egesdal, Sr. are parents of an 8 Ib. son. He was born Jan. 22 at Holy Family hospital in Estherville. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Gelhaus were able to bring their son, Robby Jack, home from the Holy Family hospital Saturday. He was born Jan. 9. Mrs. Ervin Klinksiek returned to her home here Tuesday following a three week stay with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mayne, Long Beach, Cal. She and her son Keith had gone to California to be with Mrs. Mayne during the time of her husband's surgery Jan. 4. Keith remained in California and will be Tuesday, January 30, 1962 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines—7 Special Meeting Pastor R. Musser of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, delivered the message at a meeting in Trinity Lutheran, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. He addressed congregational committees and lay-visitors in connection with the final preparations for Lutheran Open [louse Week, scheduled for Feb. 18-22. there until Mr. Mayne has recovered. Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Alma Gelhaus were Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Brand, nnd Mr. and Mrs Al Stenga and family of Hollandale. Minn., Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Blome of Lakota, Mr. and Mrs. Arlowe Blome and family of Bancroft and Mr. and Mrs, Lee Marshall and Brenda of Estherville. Jeffrey, son of Rev. and Mrs. Victor Vriesen, has been a patient in the Buffalo Center hospital since Thursday. Keith Knoncr left for duty in the Army Thursday. He left DCS Moines for Camp Carson, Colo. The Good Will truck will make a stop at the Methodist and E. and R. churches Monday, Feb. 5. Former St. Ann Provincial Dies Sister Mary Carmelita, who was instrumental in founding St. Ann hospital here, died suddenly Sunday morning at Mercy Wood sanitarium at Ann Arbor, Mich. She was first provincial of the Detroit province at the time of her death. Funeral rites for Sister Carmelita are pending. While she did not ever reside at St. Ann, she did visit Algona many limes, before and after the hospital was built. She served on many national and stale hospital boards in Michigan and Iowa. Jolly Neighbors The Jolly Neighbor Club met at Barb Guolee on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Mrs. Vehling and Darlene Bollinger gave the discussion on the lesson of skills wilh skillet. Meeting was called to order by Gladys Fuerstenau. Laura Pijahn read Ihe minutes and Ireasurer's reporl. Nexl meeting will be Feb. 24 at home of Joan Hackbarth. Two Wedding Licenses Two wedding licenses were issued by County Clerk Alma Pearson last week. They went to Michael Marlow nnd Mary Williamson, Bancroft, Jan. 16, and Vern Muller, Whitlemore, and Jacqueline Laing, Algona, Jan. 20. CEILING TILE You don't have to be a Handy- Andy to do a perfect job of installing acoustical tile on an old or new ceiling. We'll tell you the easy way and we'll get you started right. For quietness and beauty, there's hoihing like an acoustical ceiling. Come in soon and see the many new designs for every room in your home. Use our budget plan, BRONSON BLD'G. SERVICE K. Hwy. 18 Algont RESULTS COUNT! THE FOLLOWING LETTER WAS RECEIVED LAST WEEK BY ONE OF OUR ADVERTISERS IN RESPONSE TO HIS AD ON USED CARS & TRUCKS. AUKES FLYING SERVICE Dusters and Sprayers P.O. Box 241 Lonoke, Arkansas Monday Dear Sin After our conversation on the phone today, I forgot ta ask you if this three quarter ton pickup would be a Ford, and if it would be a 55 model. Please call at once when you get this pick up in, as we are in need of pne, and a three quarter ton is very hard to find down here. We used to live up around Titenka, until 4 years ago when we bought this operation. So we are well acquainted around that part of the country, maybe now you won't think it is strange that I called from way down here. I saw your ad in the ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES, WE SUBSCRIBE TO THAT, and that is our way of keeping up with the news up that way. Hoping to hear from you soon, call collect. If no answer the first time, please keep trying, as there is some one around most of the time. THE UPPER DES MOINES GETS AROUND! READ EACH ISSUE BY OVER 6,000 FAMILIES DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor Above Penney's MONDAY - WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY ALGONA OUT THEY GO! 1961 OUT THEY GO! ALL 1961 APPLIANCES TO BE SOLD AT TERRIFIC REDUCTIONS TO MAKE ROOM FOR INCOMING 1962 MODELS. WE NEED THE ROOM ... SO OUT GO THE 1961 MODELS. ALL SALES ARE NOT FINAL! 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