The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 31, 1957 · Page 12
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 31, 1957
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Mfti. ABDETH HALVERSON felftor Ifenfun Eemnrler January 31, 1957 Published By The Upper 0«t Moiftt* Publ!»hln0 Co., Algona, Iowa THOMPSON YARD DESTROYED BY FIRE Estimate Loss At HUM; Plan To Rebuild Fire, which was discovered' at 9 p.m. by a passerby leveled the Thompson Lumbei Yard at Fenton Thursday night. J;m. 24. Estimates of the total loss ran to $40,000, according to Gilbert Scribner, Jr., yard manager. Firemen from four towns, Fenton, Ringsted, Lone Rock and Whitternore, battled the flames all night in temperatures that hit a low of % 12 degrees below zero. Actually the lumberyard was completely destroyed IVfe hour? pfter the fire was discovered, but flames continued to shoot from the wreckage until sometime Friday. Save Community Center The town Community Center, which is adjacent to the lumber- BOTTLE Milk Prices Effective Feb. 1, 1957 1/4 Gal. Homogenized 37c 1 Quart Homogenized 19c \ 1 Quart Regular 19c FENTON Co Qream'ry yard on the south, was saved from the flames which lapped at Its roof as four streams of water turned the trick. Paint on tht- north side of the Community Center \V«K blistered and charred and there was water damage inside. A strong north wind swept ?parks Irum the fire all ovei town, and at one time sparks ignited a pine tree in the cii> park several blocks south of Uit lumberyard. The tree fire wa.- extinguished immediately. Three small farm buildings, a 12x14 brooder house, a HxUU grain bin and a hog feeder, which Were owned by tiie lumber company and were located near the yard, were also destroyed. Only piece of property saved was a farrowing pen that was dragged across the street from the premises by firemen. The Phillips 66 station operated by Jordan Knudson near the lumberyard remained open all night, for the convenience ol firemen and trucks. Two watei trucks were kept inside tht station to prevent the water from freezing and the Ringsted fire truck was driven inside at one time to thaw it out. Started about 7:30 P.M. It is possible the fire had gotten a start at 7:30. The light from the lumberyard telephone went on at the telephone office switchboard at that time, and it may have been due to a short in the line, which entered the structure at the northeast corner. There was no one in the yard at the time. It is probable much of the loss will be covered by insurance. Thompson yards bought out the Queal Lumber Co. in 1917. It was formerly located north of the railroad track, west of the stock yards. The building destroyed by fire had been built new in 1936 and was completely remodeled in 1956, and at the same time the wiring was revamped to bring it up to heavier load standards. A brooder house has been moved in and - is already equipped with stove and pf- ficf_ equipment so Gil Scribner" says he is in business again. He will supply his needs for the present time from the Ringsted yard. The lumber stock was low at the time of the fire, although a car of lumber was on the way to the yard the day of the fire. A new grain, bin, brooder house and a pump house built fo.7 customers was also destroyed by the fire. The Fenton Community is glad to see the yard in operation so soon again and will look forward to the rebuilding and completion of a new yard. '. Fire companies responding to the call were Whittemore who brought a fire truck and first aid truck, Lone Rock and Ringsted and two trucks from Fenton. Water was hauled from Whittemore also because of the strong carrying embers over tna souln part of town. While there was Clever a water shortage al anytime', this was done as a pn-caii'.ionary measure, in case smaller tires started farihur out. 2i Honor Roll Members At Fenton High Fenton — Honor roll student winners for the first semester in the Fenton school were announced this week by Supt. J. F. Beckley of the Fenton school. Highest honors, with "A" in citizenship and (4 A's) or (3 A's— 1 B) went to the loliowing: Janet Behne—4 A's, Joan Cus'i, ing—4 A's, Judy Juhl—4 A's, Beth Newel—4 A's, Jane Ruger— 4 A's, JoAnn Sunde—4 A's, Joyce Voigt—4 A's, Pam Weisbrod— 4 A's, Susan Hantelman—3 A's - 1 B, Marlys Jentz—3 A's - 1 B, Vergene Norland—3 A's - 1 B, Eva- Ion Schlei—3 A's.- 1 B. Honors — 'A" in Citizenship and (3 B's - 1 A) or (2 A's - 2 B's) or (3 A's - 1 C) Ardyth Drone—2 A's - 2 B's, Glennis Finnistad—2 A's - 2 B's, Norma Larson — 1 -A - 3 B's, Joan Wegener—1 A - 3 B's. Honorable Mention — "A" in Citizenship and (4 B's) or (2 B's 1 A - 1 C) or (2 A's - 1 B - 1 C) or (3 B's - 1 C) or (1 A - 2 B's 1 C) Judy Jentz—2 A's - 1 B - 1 C, Marlene Freyholtz—1 A - 2 B's • 1 C, Rebecca Householder—1 A 2 B's - 1 C, Janice Stoeber—1 A 2 B's - 1 C. Roger Frink—3 B's 1 C, Sharon Hantelman—3 B's 1 C, Earl Jentz—3 B's - 1 C, Don Mienke—3 B's - 1 C, Janet Theesfield—3 B's -1C, Judy Wiener— 3 B's - 1 C . Junior High school students, receiving highest honors were* Janet Walker,' Bryan Mortensen, Virgean Bierstedt and Judy Saxton. Receiving honorable mention were Loveda Kohlwes, Judy Berkland and Paul Saxton. Fire Destroys Fenton Lumber Yard nilttee, Mesdarrtes Arnold Hansett, Everett Martman, Walter Jetttz, W. W. Jolley, Helena Jentz, firvjn Krause, Robert Krause, Lyndon Kei-ber, Jordan Knudson, Donald Luedtke, Lester Theesfield and HarVfey Walker. Judy Jolley Is 4-H Hostess Fenton — The Fenton Forwards 4-H met at the home of Judy Jolley recently with 15 members present. Joyce Voight and Karen Secgebarth gave demonstrations and Ruth Miller gave a talk on faeries. Joan Wichtendahl is a new member- Mrs Berkland and Mrs Seege- barth were visitors. Karen Seegebatih was elected as the new reporter. Jeanette Wichtendahl and Karen Seege- barth had charge of the entertainment after'which lunch was served by Judy and her mother. Coming Events Tuesday, Fpb. 5 — P.T.A. Wednesday, Feb. 6 — St. John Lutheran Ladies Aid. Thursday, Feb. 7 —.Woman's Society of Christian Service; Fairville Ladies Aid. Friday, Feb. 8 — Legion Auxiliary. CARD OF THANKS 1 wish to thank you many friends and relatives for the cards, letters and gifts sent to me while I was at Mercy hospital at Iowa City. E. J. Frank 4* AUCTION SALE I will hold a Complete Closing-Out Auction of the following described personal properly al the farm located 5 miles North and 1 West of the Catholic church in Armstrong. Iowa, on >, Monday, Feb* 4 The smouldering ruins of the Thompson Lumber yard at Fenton are shown in the above-photo. The yard was completely destroyed by a fire which was discovered about 9 p.m. Thursday night, Jan. 24. * • Firemen from Fenton, Ringsted, Lone Rock and, Whittemore battled the blaze and saved the Community Hall, shown on the left, from the fla mes.'Three Fenton'firemen are shown in the photo attempting to pry frozen fire hoses out of the ice and snow. Sparks from the fire scattered all over tovfln, causing uneasiness at times, as the firemen fought not only the fire but 14 below zero weather and a strong north wind in protecting the Community Hall. (Upper Des Moines Newsfoto-Engcaving) Correction To Straighten Out Any Misunderstanding On Prices IN FENTON, we reprint the following: NEW MILK PRICES Effective Feb. 1, 1957 CARTONS Kf Gallon Homogenized „- 40c 1 Quart Homogenized . /„ 20c 1 Quart Buttermilk „„„.. 20c 1 Quart Chocolate Milk „ 20c 1 Quart Orangeade „,- 18c 1 Pint Hal* and Half ,,;, 30c !/2 Pint Coffee Cream 23c '/* Pint Whipping Cream 33c !/2 Pint Whipping Cream (glass) - .. 30c Mf Pint Coffee Cream (glass)... „ „ 20c Fenton Co-Op Cr'y A total of sixty-nine students out of an enrollment of 216 of the Augustant Academy, Canton, S. D. attained the high honor roll for the first semester, ending Jan. llth. LaVonne Cody, daughter of Mr and Mrs Amer Cody, and a junior at the school was one of the honor students. Sharon Eigler of Rochester, Minn, spent the weekend in the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Paul Eigler. Mr and Mrs Edwin Joslen visited in the Ed Schlei and Mar^ old Schlei homes last Friday afternoon. Mr and Mrs John G. Hansen of Armstrong were dinner and supper quests last Sunday in the home of Mr Hansen's mother, Mrs Mary C. Hansen. Afternoon and evening guests were Mr and Mrs Eugene Goetsch and. family of Clear Lake. Ed Weisbrod left Monday for Omaha after spending several days with Fenton relatives. Thursday afternoon of last week. Mrs Mary C. Hansen gavs a social and luncheon party to a group of ladies. Those present were Mrs Amanda Kern, Mrs L. J. Weisbrod, Mrs Ed Schlei, Mrs Harvey Walker, Mrs Sarah Weisbrod, Mrs George Jorgenson Sr., Mrs Paul Hudson, Mrs Clara Fauerby and Mrs Charles Weisbrod. The day also marked the birthday anniversary of Mrs Charles Weisbrod, and she was pleasantly surprised when the group sang the birthday song to her. Saturday evening guests in the Lloyd Kern home for a birthday party honoring Rhonda's fifth birthday were Mr and Mrs Clarence Yager and family, Mr and Mrs Franklin Mueller and boys, ,jMr and Mrs Art' Mueller and Mrs Amanda Kern. Mr and Mrs Roelf Miller and Ruih spent Saturday with the Carl Veer Jr. family at Adams, Minn. Mr and Mrs (5jg Loge, Mr and Mrs Gaylord Olsen «nd Mr gnd Mrs Kenneth Jialverscm attended the Lutheran Couples Club at Armstrong Sunday evening The final |ne**jng pi gch of Missions was held $ynd.4y evening at the MethodisJ church This series of meetings has been sponsored by the. Wo/iian!s Society of Christian Service. prosing those at^endtyg the Grain Dealer's Convention in Des Moines the first of this week were Mr and Mrs Hans JBasgo, Mr and Mrs Alfred Meyers, Mr and Mrs Clarence Osborn, Mr and Mrs Paul Voigt, Mr <4»d Mrs Fred Mortensen, Amer Cody, cnarat; Miss Anna M«wrie MUeheiJ is '.attendiM ... at Sioux Falls, . , spen weekend with her paretns, wh.a the. Mr and Mrs Albert Mitchell. The Rev. Harvey Walker attended the Pastor's School at, Indianola, Monday through Thursday of this week. Dennis Stucki has been hos- pialized at St. Ann hospital, in Algona. Dennis suffered a fractured shoulder in a fall while ice skating. The members of the Town, and Country Woman's Club enterttiin- ed their husbands at a. dinner Wednesday evening at the Fenton Community Center. • '.' ' Mr and Mrs Arnold Hansen and family and Mr and Mrs Arlo Hansen and family were Sunday dinner guests in the parental, Peter N. Hansen, home at Rhig-' sted. The occasion honored tht f elder Mr Hansen's birthday. ' Mrs Roy Valentine and spa Leslie of Omaha, Neb. are visiting this week in the parental John Grameqz home. Mr and Mrs Holland Watson and family of Pocahontas and Mr and Mrs Harold Gramenz of Spirit Lake were also, Sunday guests in the Gramenz home. Sunday evening guests in the Franklin Mueller home were Mr and Mrs '"Clifford Douglas and family, and William Voigt, Peggy and Lois. Mr and Mrs Fred Fesseler, Lowel Fesseler, Mr and Mrs Henry Wilberg and Mr and Mrs Kenneth Halverson, Merle and Barbara were among those attending funeral services last Tuesday at the Estherville Lutheran church for little Kathy Lee, 14 month old daughter ot Mr and Mi's Darrel Lee of Estherville. Kathy was a great granddaughter of Mr and Mrs Fred Fesseler. Lynette Sue.^nfant daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Underwood, was baptized 'Sunday, Jan. 27, at St. John'Lutheran church, Depew, with the Rev. H. L. Norheim officiating. Miss Ann Marie MitcheU and Mr and Mrs Harlan Baustian of Des Moines were her sponsors. Mr and Mr§ Underwood entertained in honor of the occasion, the sponsors and also Mr and Mrs Chester ,Sk§ar, Alice and Bernette of Primghar, Mr and Mrs Albert Mitchell and Mr and Mrs Clarence Underwood. Mr Marilyn of Estherville and M0 and Mrs Henry Wilberg and boys were Sunday afternoon and supper guests in the Kenneth Halverson home. Mrs Howard Bierstedt of Lone Rock and Mrs Franklin Mueller were Wednesday afternoon guests of Mrs Dale Yungeberg at Algona. Joyce, Judy and Roxie Voigt were guests in the Dale Weisbrod home Sunday through Wednes- dax while their pareril^, Mr ana Mrs Paul Voigt were in Des Moines attending the Grain Dealers Convention. The Everett Dryers had Jackie Lynn, son of Duane Dreyers of Algona, Wednesday and Thursday while his parents went to Minneapolis to attend a General Tire Co. convention and banquet Wednesday. They also visited the Gayle Kclleys, cousin of Duane. The Board of Education met at the Methodist church Monday) evening with Mrs Wilfred Stoe, ber hostess. Mrs Dale Weisbrod was in charge of the devotions and Mr John Luse was in charge of the special feature. Mr and Mrs Elaine Saxton and boys of Lone Rock spent Sunday afternoon with Elaine's grandmother, Mrs Marcy C. Hansen of Fenton. Evening visitors were Mr and Mrs Ervin Engholm and* son David of Ringsted. Mrs Engholm is a granddaughter of Mrs Hansen. Mrs John Waite, local March of Dimes chairman, announces that anyone desiring to make pledges to the Poliothpn should call her Thursday or Friday. Contributions of any amount are welcome, however those giving $5 or more will have their names announced at the Radio station and they will also be listed .in next week's paper. The goal for Kossuth County is $6000. The W.S.C.S, will meet Thursday, Feb, 7, with hostesses Mrs Frank McFall, Mrs Roy Klein and Mrs Charles Beavers. Mrs Clarence Arbogast will be in charge of the worship and Mrs Ray Zwiefel will present the lesson. P.T.A. To Meet On February 5 Fenton — The February meeting of the Parent-Teacher Association will be held next Tuesday evening at the school. Serving on the program committee are the W. E. Laages, William Lentz and Rueben Luedtkes. Mrs Ma£ Goldman of Titonka will, be the guest speaker for the evening. Serving refreshments will be Mrs Lloyd Kern and her corn- Sale Starts at 1:00 P.M. Lunch Wagon On Grounds THOMAS FUNERAL CHAPEL Fenton, Iowa Experienced Embalmers arid Funeral Directors Reliable 24 Hour Ambulance Service Funerals May Be Referred To Us With Confidence Phone FENTON 23 RINGSTED 21001 21006 20216 Farm Machinery 3 FARMALL TRACTORS 3 1953 Mc-D. Super M Farmall — live pump and leather pulley never used 1942 Mc-D. "M" Farmall — with wheel weights and fluid in tires 1950 Mc-D. "H" Farmall — with wheel weights and fluid in tires 2 Heat Housers and a Hinson Weather brake. All 3 tractors hava new style seats. All in very good condition! __ _ 21-A Massey Harris 14-fi. self-propelled Combine, equipped foJ flax, oats and beans (always shedded); 1953 Case Stalk Culler; 1955 Mc-D "444" Corn Planter, Fert. attach., double disc openers, rubber tires, ext. depth control rods and 160-rods of wire and pay- put stakes never used; 1955 Mc-D 4-Seclion Rotary Hoe; Mc-D 448 4-Row Cultivator with rubber gauge wheels; Mc-D 1954 3-16" Slut bottom Plow, on rubber with "Plow Chief" bottoms; Mc-D 1954 3»14" Slat bottom Plow, oivrubber with "Plow Chief" bottoms; 1951 Mc-D 10-fl Tandem Disc;TftcD 15-ft. Disc; Mc-D 7-ft. Tractor Mower, complete with 2 sickles and cylinder; Mc-D "200" Tractor Manure Spreader; Mc-D "2-M" Corn Picker, with new rubber husking roils and blower; Mc-D 10-fl. Power Binder; Mc-D 2-16" Plow on rubber (with high-speed slat moldboards); New Idea "50" Horhdraulic Loader 'for wide front end, with manure and snow buckets; 1956 Knoedler Burr Mill P-TO drive, conveyor hopper; auger elevator, 15" Tires and magnetic hopper (like new); 15-fl. Marshalltown Field Cultivator) 5-Seclion Galloway drag; Straw Windrower for A6 Case combine (lays 2 8 to 12-fl. windrows together); Front end mount tractor Buzz Saw; 11 x 38 and 12 x 38 Tractor Chains; Tractor Radio; 2 wide front ends for "H" or "M", complete with wheel bearings and hubs; 46-ft. Farmer's Friend Elevator, wide trailer-type, with underslung hoist (like new); 1953 Stan-Hoist platform drive-on hoist; 2 heavy-duty M-W Wagons with big tires and flare boxes; 1951 Mc-D Endgate Seeder; 2—3QO-gal. Gas Barrels; Wagon Hitch for pull type combine; V-type Cattle Hay Rack. 2 BUILDINGS AND CHICKEN EQUIPMENT __ 170 HEAD SHEEP Including 9 Ewes, lambs at side HAY — 40 Tons of Dry Ground Cobs; 3QO Bales of Straw; 1700 Bales of Mixed Hay and some Clippings. (This hay has been stored inside, but will be piled in 100- and 200-bale stacks for your convenience.) TRUCK - 1955 I.H.C. R-160 TRUQK - TwQ-speed ax|e and radio, ISVz-ft. comb. Omaha Standard box and 10-ton Omaha hoist. (Always shedded and looks like qnd is like new. Has only 13,500 miles. 1957 1st half "K" license.) W. A. CARSON, Owner CLARK and CLARK, Auctioneers First Trust & Savings Bank, Armstrong — Clerk The American Scholar is thg name of the publication of Ph.) and Mrs EWpji Lee and,' Beta Kappa Society. FENTON BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY J. Wallace Smith Real i*tate Broker General insurance THi FRllp/f^f^SI Ijjvitfj fpii To Ferjton Wf ISJ&ROD Implement Company JOHN DEERE QfAlfR Bus- Phone 3 Res. 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