The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 17, 1962 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 17, 1962
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The chancel choir of the Prcs« byterian church presented -an Easter cantata Sunday at the morning worship Service. Mrs. Casey Loss is director; Mrs. Richard Mawdsley, accompanist; and Don Hemmingsen was narrator. Soloists Were Mrs. Keith Christie, Karl Kiilsholm, Gary Colwell, Mrs. Myron Brower, Kay Agena, Carole Sue Etherington, Mrs. A. J. Huen* hold, Mrs. Don Hemmingsen, Mary Hayes, Mrs. Charles Hardgrove. Joseph Skow and Mrs. Richard Burt. Victor Seeley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Seeley left Sunday for Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., where as 2nd lieutenant in the army he will be stationed until June. After a course in the medical corps he will go to Ft. Riley, Kans. He expects to see his long-time next door neighbor, David McDonald, who is with the air force in San Antonio. Glen Strayer accompanied Vic on the trip and will visit his* son, Dick. —o— Rev. and Mrs. J. R. Fountain have as their guest the latter's sister, Prudence Gerber, a missionary nurse on furlough from the Ivory Coast of Africa. The Fountains also expect. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Baumgartner and daughter Susan of Detroit and Elda Gerber of Ft. Wayne, Ind. to arrive Apr. 23. The women are sisters and it will be their first reunion in many years. Joe McBride, policeman here for five years, has recently been appointed chief of police at Tama. When he left here several months ago it was to take a position as special deputy working with the Indians at Tama and the new job is a promotion. Another former Algona policeman, Bill Schwarzenbach, is now a police captain at Storm Lake. Recent baptisms at St. Cecelia's Catholic church were Patrick Joseph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley T. Black; Kristen Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Ballard; and Rebecca Lynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene R. Nichols. Attending a Bible school workshop at West Bend recently were Mrs. Marjorie Apple, Mrs. Paul Gugeler, Mrs. George Harris, Mrs. C. R. Schoby, Mrs. John Schutter and Rev. and Mrs. Newton Cough- Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weisbusch of White Bear Lake, Minn, were recent overnight guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Beecher Lane. They were enroute to California to visit the other Lane daughter, Delores and family. Kathy Feaster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Feaster, spent the weekend at Iowa City where she attended the inter-dorm dance at the State University, She was an overnight guest of Linda Tague of Algona. Mr. and Mrs., Lloyd Pratt, Dick and Larry spent the weekend at Iowa City where Dick participated in the high school bowling tourna* ment. They were overnight guests at Cedar Rapids of Mr. and Mrs, Walter Pratt. Kossuth Council of Republican Women are planning a breakfast May 3 at the VFW hall. It will be a kick-off for the Sixth District Candidate's Caravan and several seeking state offices are expected to be present. The MothefDaughter banquet of the Methodist church will be held Tuesday evening, Apr, 24. Mrs. Beaty McDonald, wife of the Methodist pastor at Renwick, will be guest speaker. Mrs. Don Ferris was hostess to her bridge club Thursday evening. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lucey was a guest and Mrs. Allan Buchanan and Mrs. Robert McCullough received high score prizes. Sophomores at Algona high school had a party Friday evening at the Annex. Class officers planned the event and Mary Hayes and Elgin Allen were faculty chaperones. Eight Specs card club met Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. W. J. Sigsbee. Prizes were received by Mrs. John Dutton, Mrs. Harold Hobson and Mrs. Lester Johnson. Eugene Wittkopf, freshman at Valparaiso University in Indiana, is home for spring vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Wittcopf. Mr. and Mrs. Duane Shepherd are parents of a 7 pound, 9 ounce daughter born Apr. 12 at St. Ann hospital. Mrs. Anna Courtney and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Finn were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Don Welp at Bancroft. Dr. C. C. Shierk and David Smith attended a meeting of the sNcrthwest Iowa Mayor's Association at Manson Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bishop had as their guests Sunday the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bishop, Sr. and son of West Union. The Carnation Club of the De- gfee df ttonof met Monday eve* fling at the home of Mrs. Glen Strayer. Gttlld circle of the Presbyterian church will meet Monday evening at 7:30. ^o— Mr. and Mrs. David Sweet are parents of a daughter born Apr. 13 at St. Ann hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hobson were Sunday dinner guests of Dr. and Mrs. Ray Hobson at Marcus. Surprise Party for Whittemore P-Office Worker VVhittemore — A number of relatives and friends and post office personnel attended a surprise retirement party last Sunday/evening at the Algona Country Club. Mr. Elbert will retire from his positidn in the post office soon. , Post office personnel are Milton Espe, Mrs. Marcella Farrell and Kenneth Farrell. Others who were present Were Mr and Mrs Leonard Elbert, Mr and Mrs Edward Elbert, Mr and Mrs James B. Geelan, James. H. Geelan, Mr. and Mrs Lewis Duffy, Mr and Mrs Leo Walter^, Mrs Dick Vaughn, Mrs Rosa Schumacher, Otto Elbert, Mr and Mrs Earl Elbert, Mr and Mrs Bert Fuchsen, Mr and Mrs Leo Elbert and the Elbert's daughter, Mrs Vincent Graettinger and three children. Bancroft Girl Wins CYO Award Arlene Heldorfer, eighth grader at St. John's school, Bancroft, was awarded a certificate and historical picture Apr. 10 following a luncheon of the D.A.R. in Algona. The award came as a result of her first place finish in the Catholic Youth. Organization contest for her essay, "Samuel Kirkwood." The contest was for pupils in fifth through eighth grades and her essay was one of three entered by eighth graders at Bancroft. Other contestants were Shirley Marlow and Judith Wilhelmi. Arlene also placed first in the Northeast Deanery division of CYO in a poster contest recently. Ex-Swea Woman Dies Suddenly At Minneapolis Funeral services were held at Minneapolis Thursday for Mrs Henry Hagen, 81, former resident of Swea City. She died there suddenly Sunday, Apr. 8, following^.: stroke. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs Ralph Isenberg, Minneapolis, and a son, Milford Hagen, Kensington, Minn. The Hagens moved to Minneapolis about 20 years ago from Swea City. Fife Victim 'Thank You' Last week ottr Itottse tott«M Atiton, along with it, all the things a house and family accumulate to 16 years. Af first sight it was like a nightmare that would go away wheft you woke up. Slowly the realization crept in that this was no dream ~<lt was really happening. Then came a flood of bitterness — why us ? This always happens to someone else. What had-we d6ne td deserve this horrible thing? Why not let the rest of it go, this was the end of the road for us anyway. Before we could dwell on these thoughts for long they were forcefully pushed aside bv a tide of kindness and generosity from our friends and neighbors. Long before the flames had died down we had offers of housing, food, clothes, money, help, you name it, it was offered. Who do you thank ? Of course you thank God no one was hurt, the fire departments for their prompt attention and for saving the rest of the buildings and the host of others who gave so much of themselves. At a time like that someones sincere "I'm sorry" means so much. During the week we were overwhelmed by the generosity and good will of people everywhere. Box after box of food, clothing, bedding, toys, housewares, were brought to the house and to collections points. From the girl in Lake Mills who wanted my little girls to have her clothes, dolls, doll buggy, little table and chairs, from Minnesota to Des Moines, and as many miles on each side of Corwith east and west, came help. From everywhere came money. From the dimes and dollars of school children to the overly generous cash and checks of individuals and organizations. May the good Lord,bless each and everyone of them. How do you properly thank people when your eyes are so misty you can't see them and the lump in your throat is so big the words can't get around it. I hope some day we'll find a way. We will never be able to forget that day but rather than saying, "what have we done to deserve 1 this horrible thing" we will be saying, "what have we done to deserve all these good things." My family and I will never forget this, thank you — thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. WILBUR (TINY) MERRIAM AND FAMILY LONE ROCK By Mrs. Jim Mai-low Last week, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schroeder went to Pappalion, Nebr. to attend the funeral Tuesday for Mr. Schroeder's cousin. They returned home Wednesday via Red Oak and stopped at Rev. Arthur Schultz's home for a short visit. Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Georg and Dennis, Algona, were Tuesday evening callers at the Duane Ha- begers. Mrs. Duane Habeger and Kirsten attended the 25th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Selmar Nelson at Depew. Mrs. Habeger was a waitress. Mrs. Wilfred Radig and Mrs. Henry Schroeder called on Mrs. Anna Bierstedt and Mrs. Augusta Bleich of Burt Wednesday. Will Christenson and Mrs. A. A. Krueger went to Belgrade, Minn. Tuesday to help the Ronald Chria- tensons move everything out of their, house which was damaged by fire recently, so they can begin rebuilding on the inside. They returned home Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thomson went to Mason City Sunday for 'a ubirthday dinner in honor. of her sister, Mrs. G. H. Doty. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Rath visited Grandma Rath at Estherville hospital last Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Kressin and girls visited Sunday evening at the Clinton Rath home. Mrs. Willis Cotton spent Thurs- day and Friday at Iowa State University, Ames, serving on the Alumnae Advisory Council to the dean of home economics. Mr. and Mrs. Jess Blanchard and girls went to Minneapolis Saturday to attend the Ice Follies. I Mrs. Harlan Blanchard entertained a group of ladies Friday evening in honor of Mrs. Roger Jensen's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wegener entertained their 500 club last Saturday evening. High prizes went to Mrs. Roy Hinz and Mr. Larry Holding. Low prizes went to Mrs. Al Cyphers and Mr. Jack Nyman. Travel prize went to Mrs. Larry Holding. Mrs. Frank Flaig entertained her 500 club group Friday in honor of Mrs. Ruth Krueger's birthday. High prize went to Mrs. Maude Blanchard and low prize to Mrs. Mary Genrich. Travel prize also went to Mrs. Genrich. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lee and Michael went to Belgrade, Minn. Saturday to visit the Ronald Christensons. They returned home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Rath, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rath, Algona and Mrs. Emma Hurlburt went to Estherville Wednesday to visl Grandma Rath in the hospital. ^Lynn Bierstedt served at Walthe league Thursday nite at St.'John' Lutheran church in Burt. .-wMr.-.- arifl -MrSi . Harlan B am and Johathon visited Mrs Margaret Householder Sunday a rest home in Estherville. Alfred Krueger and Bill Christenson visited the • Ronald Christensons at Belgrade, Minn. Saturday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. -Bob Marlow and Brenda and Paula were Thursday supper guests at the Louie Householder home. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wibben of Lone Rock are parents of a baby girl born Apr. 12 at 1:30 a.m. The young miss weighed 9 Ibs., 9 oz. and has been named Debbie Kay. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George Long of Bettendorf and Mr. and Mrs. Garbrant Wibben of Lone Rock. Mrs. Ruth Krueger is the maternal great- grandmother. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Marlow and family were Thursday evening callers at the P. J. McGuire home in Burt. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hanna visited her sister, Mrs. John Jennings Wednesday evening. Mrs. Jennings is a' patient at Hancock Memorial hospital at Britt. Mrs. E. E. Hanna attended a meeting of the Extension Program Projection Committee at Burt Friday night. Word was received this week that Mrs. L. Kingma had surgery at Hammond, Ind. Mr. Kingma's mother has gone to Hammond to help care for the family. Mr. Kingma will be remembered as former pastor of the Presbyterian church in Lone Rock. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shaser and Mrs. Emma Hurlburt visited Sunday afternoon at the Dale Schroeder home. Algona 4-H Club Algona 4-H Club met April 3. 'hree new members Well, Craig Roethler are: and Lem Kevin loethler. A demonstration was ;iven by Donald Patterson. Tuesday, April 17, 1964 Afgana (la.) Uppir Pa« Motoii*9 32 Present For Whittemore 4-H Thirty-two members were present at the April 10 meeting of the Whillemore 4-H. There were four visitors, Matt Erdman, Ray Elbert, Harold Winkel, and Vern Walker and the hosts were Laucks and Elberts. Steve Detrick gave a talk on "How to Sow Oats". Dennie Elbert and Clete Mosbach gave a report on 4-H .day. • We discussed who would go to camp. Next meeting is May 2 with Fucksen and Kollasch, hosts. Townsendites Bock Health Plan Algona Townsend Club met at the T. J. Fisher home April 10th. Mrs Willey was presiding officer. The next meeting will be Tuesday evening May 8th at the W. R. Carney home. Letters had been received from Senators Bourke B. Hickenlooper and Jack Miller and Rep. Charles Hoeven in regard to the bills now pending in congress. Also a letter from Rep. Merwin Goad. Mrs Johnson read the article citing the speech made before the House by Rep. King on the King- Anderson bill, the medical insurance plan under Social Security. The A.M.A. lobby has been attacking this bill. Mrs Anderson cited the fact that the Townsend organization has al- ways voted at their conventions to back any medical plan that is a forward look of Social Security as the Townsend bill contains a provision of medical aid but with the provision that all citizens come under it. Herman Zumachs Of Whittemore Wed 50 Years Whittemore — Mr and Mrs Herman Zitmach will observe their golden wedding anniversary April 22 with an open house, following a short prayer service at St. Paul's Lutheran church at 2 o'clock and a reception until 5 o'clock in the church parlors. Everybody is welcome. Mr and Mrs Zumach were married Apr. 18, 1912 in the Immanuel Lutheran church. Their attendants were Mr and Mrs Rienhard Zumach, Mrs Adelia Meyer, sister of Mrs Zumach, and the late Herman Borchardt. They immediately established their home in Whittemore where they have lived the past 50 years. They are the parents of two sons, Herbert and Norbert of here, and Mrs Donald Gunderson. Bowls Twenty-two year old Lida Shoemaker, vocal music teacher at Pleasantville was stricken with polio when she was five years old and she went through all her school years in a wheel chair. She now bowls and drives her own manually controlled car. • ,;r, WANT AIDS BRING RESULTS FREE Grocery Delivery Direct To Your Home We have always felt here at the EAST END GROCERY that we offered many services to our customers, and not the least of these is FREE HOME GROCERY DELIVERY. We deliver groceries to your door in any kind of weather saving you a trip up-town. We are as near as your telephone and our number is CY 4-3762. The next time you want home grocery delivery call the East End Grocery we'l I be most happy to bring your orders out to you. 20 Tons of Seed Potatoes COA • RED PONTIAC • EARLY OHIO • RED WARBA • IRISH COBBLER • BLISS TRIUMPH « KENNEBEC NORLAND CHEROKEE " KOSSUTH POTATO HiADQUARTIRS" EAST END GROCERY Corner of State 4 Phillips CY4.3762 AIGONA VALUES TO $40.00 BRANDED NAMES JACKETS BRANDED NAMES VALUES TO VALUES TO $17.95 $19.95 BLOUSES Branded Names Values To $4.95 OVER 150 TO SELECT FROM!

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