The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 9, 1957 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 9, 1957
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A- Algeria (!e.) Upper 5et M«fn*t Thursday, May 9, 1957 A L G O N I A UPPER D E 3» M O I N ..E S Announce Engagement i Mr and Mrs Maurice McMahon, former residents here, now living at Minneapolis, have announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Nancy E. McMahon, shown here. Miss McMahon will wed Robert Gormley June 15 in St. Stephen's Catholic church in Minneapolis. Mrs S. E. McMahon of Algona is Nancy's grandmother. Maurice McMahon was a lawyer and served two terms as county attorney here before moving to Minneapolis. Wed 40 Years The 40th wedding 'anniversary of Mr and Mrs Art Krause wa's observed at Fenton Sunday, May 5th with dinner and v supper at the Larry Alt home. The wedding cake was baked by Mrs Herbert Krause. , In attendance were Mrs Minnie Dreyer, Mr and Mrs Richard Hengel and Karen of Amboy, Minn.; Mr and Mrs Lyle Paulson and family of Lake Crystal, Minn.; Mr and Mrs Derwood Voigt and David, Swea City; Mr and Mrs Everett Dreyer, and Roger, Mr and Mrs Darrel Dreyer and family, Mr and Mrs Duane Dreyer and Jackie of Humboldt; Mr and Mrs Alfred Schmidt and family, Corwith, Mr and Mrs Franjt Dreyer and family of Lone Rock, Mr and Mrs Ed Meyer, Mrs Lena Luedtke, Mr and Mrs Ed Priebe, Mr and Mrs Walter Krause, Bertha Kressin, Mr and Mrs Herbert Krause and family and Mr and Mrs Robert Krause and family. In the evening Mrs Ed Meyer and Herbert Krause showed interesting pictures. Mrs Elsie Dreyer was also an evening guest. Wibben Dinner Guests Mr and Mrs Ben Wibben had as dinner guests Sunday the latter's parents, Mr and Mrs Nels God.fredson, Mr and Mrs Ed Godfredson and children of Bancroft, Mr and Mrs Cecil Godfredson and Rita of Swea City, and Mr and Mrs Dave Rankins of Corwith. The dinner was given in honor of the birthdays of Mr Wibben and Kathleen, Mrs Wibben was hostess Tues^ • day afternoon in celebration of the sixth birthday of her daughter Kathleen. Guests were Bonnie Baas, Ann Hardgrove, Michael Hutchiris, Patty Hopkins, Tom and Cindy Laing, Todd Terganza, and Judy Venteicher. Biverdale Club Hostess Mrs Alfred Grill was hostess to the Riverdale Friendly Club, May 1st. Magalene Zeller was assisting hostess. Jean Metzen, chairman, presided. Guests were Mrs Leo Leners and daughter and 'Mrs Howard Schoby. The mother of the club, Carolyn Weydert, was presented a beautiful flowering hydrangea plant, A card from the Boldridge family was read thanking the members for their assistance during their recent bereavement. Margaret Weydert and Alice Steele had charge of the entertainment. Lunch was served. The June meeting will be at the home of Margaret Weydert. family Picnic A family picnic supper was held Monday evening at Mr an4 Mrs Rex Voyles' and in attendance were the parents, Mr and Mrs W. C, Taylor, Mr and Mrs Mitch Taylor and Mr and Mrs Dean Taylor and the respective, families. It was given in honor of the birthday anniversary of Mrs W, C, Taylor. Mrs Henry Seller was a dinner uest Sunday at the Julius Seller ,ipme in honor of her granddaughter Linda Lu Seller's first communion. Other guests were Mr and Mrs Ambrose Lickteig, Joan and Tim, Mr and Mrs E. M. Downs and family, Mr and Mrs J. O, Downs and grandson Jeffery Thill and Leo Youngwirth. Girl Scout Activities The annual Girl Scouts "Court Of Awards" will be held in the high school auditorium Monday, M*y 13 at 7:30 o'clock. Day «amp will be held May 31 from 2&0 fe> 7:30 o'clock and June 1 from 10 to 8 o'clock at the Am- Gall State park. Mrs WaJ. be chairladieg potluck Spring Concert The department of njusic of St. Crrrlia Academy will present its spring concert Thursday evening, May 9 at 8 o'clock. Pins & Needles Club The "Pins and Needles'' sewing club mot Tuesday evening with Mrs Rex Voyles. Bridge Club Hostess Mrs Russell Cook entertained the members of her bridge club Wednesday afternoon. Parents See 10th Child Graduate Ledyard — Mr and Mrs J. J. McDonald will see the last of their ten children graduate from the Ledyard high school when Francis receives his diploma on May 14th. The first daughter to graduate was Mary Ellen, later Mrs J. R. McNerney, with the class of 1937. She went on to nurses training at Carroll. The second to graduate was Doris, Mrs Paul Drake, class of 1938. She went into the Justice Department, Washington, D. C. William and Joe were in the class of 1940. Joe spent four years in service and then entered the Rock Island Railroad service. Bill stayed on in the air force and is now Commanding Officer of the 58th Air Rescue Squad at Eglin. A.F.B., Florida. Dennis was in the class of '43 and then entered service and spent 4 years in the Philippines and is now in postal transportation service out of Des Moines. Rose Marie of the class of '45 is now Mrs Virgil Gelhaus. Patricia, Mrs Milton Jorgenson was of the class of 1948. Jim, class of 1951, spent two years at St. John University, Collegeville, Minn., then spent two years in Japan in service. Ella of the class of '55 is just completing a two year course at Briar Cliff college in Sioux City and will teach next year. Francis who graduates this year plans to attend St. Thomas in St. Paul next year. Bryant School Party, May 16 All of Bryant school's students will take part in a May Day celebration next Thursday, May 16, at 1 p.m. at the city park east of the school. There will be a program of folk dances, winding of the Maypole, athletic events and crowning of a king and queen. Parents have been invited to attend. Dangerous Lack Of Rain In County Kossuth county received showers late Wednesday! but is in dire need of rain—and it had bettor hurry up and arrive in large quantities or crop prospects will wither like hay and pasture land is doing now. Dean Barnes, county extension director, commenting on soil and weather conditions Wednesday afternoon, said, ''according to Iowa State College experts, when the sub-soil moisture is less than half of normal as it is in this area now, during the months of April and May, chances for corn are not good." At the present time, all oats are in. according to Barnes. Corn planting is about 50-60 percent completed, with most farmers planting from 3 to 5 inches deep instead of a normal 2-3 inch depth. They are going deeper, hoping to hit sub-soil moisture, which is at a premium. •, Sub-soil moisture is about half normal. At present, from 4-5 inches of moisture are present, while 9-10 would be nearer per-r feet. At this time a year ago, sub-soil moisture was 6-7 inches, indicating two inches less water present now than 12 months ago. The condition is especially severe in the south half of the countyt not quite so bad in the north half, although not good. Some of the oats seem to be coming along all right, but many arc in poor shape and will not improve unless rain arrives soon. Pastures and hayland are also generally poor. ' The high winds which have whipped this area for the past several days have .failed to deliver much moisture, a condition that has prevailed generally all over the U.S., with the exception of the southwest where floods have occurred recently. There is no way of knowing how much top-soil has 'blown away during the three-week dry spell, but drifts of good black Iowa soil are being found along many county roads and state highways. Working conditions in fields have been terrible due to the dirt, which cuts visibility to almost zero and makes breathing 'difficult at times. So far, there is no assurance plenty of rain will arrive—forecasters can give no optimistic outlook at least for the next several days. High temperature reading for the past week was an 83 mark Tuesday. Low for the period was 28 degrees Saturday morning, May 4. Date H L May 1 :_80 50 May 2 66 33 May 3 55 32 May 4 58 28 May 5 — .70 34 May 6 75 42 May 7 83 27 The immediate arrival of lots of rainfall is a necessity according to all crop men. Ordinarily, this area accumulates enough sub-soil moisture during the months of April and May to pro- Vide for losses to the atmosphere during July and August. So far, Kossuth county is behind, and the deficit must be made up before crop prospects can brighten any. Honor New Lotts Creek Pastor Whiltemore *— Installation of the Rev. Martin Peters as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran church at Lotts Creek was witnessed by a large congregation, Sunday. Rev. Peters comes to Lotts Creek from Paullina where he had been pastor for the last 14 years. Rev. P. J. Braner, former pastor at Algona, had charge of the service, assisted by Rev. E. M. Strelow of Humboldt, Rev. Luther Loesch of Algona, Rev. A. T. Rueber and Rev. M. J. Klaus of Gainer, Rev. W. H. Friedrich of Fenton, Rev. P. G. Weinhold of Whittemore and Rev. D. E. Hegk of Livermore. , Following the installation, Rev. and Mrs Peters met with the congregation in open reception, with children of the church school conducting a musical program. Rev. Loesch was master of ceremonies at this portion of the ceremony. Rev. Braner was presented with a contribution for his services as temporary pastor until arrival of Rev. Peters and the latter was also honored with a gift. State Award, Swea FFA Boy Swea City — William Wiskus, son of Mr and Mrs William Wiskus, Bancroft, .received the Iowa Farmer Award at the state F.F.A. convention last week in Cedar Rapids. William's projects include two purebred shorthorn) cows and calves, four purebred Hampshire sows and litters, two ewes and lambs, one Holstein dairy heifer, 10 acres of soybeans, and 10 acres of corn. This is the first Iowa Farmer Award that a Swea City chapter has won. William is a junior in the Swea City High School. Burt Lions To Sponsor Supper Hurt — The Burt Lion's Club will sponsor a Chicken Supper Wednesday ,May 15, at the Legion Hall. Serving will begin at 5:30 p.m. with proceeds to go to the Boy Scouts. WITH A GIFT FOR MOM FROM GRAHAM'S GIFT SHOP Looking for something "different" for Mother? . , . something wiih real "appeal? . . . something that doesn't go too hard on your pocketbook? Then be sure to visit GRAHAM'S, DOWNSTAIRS GIFT SHOP Idmorrow . . . it's brimming and then some with scores of NEW items just unpackedl BRAND-NEW! First Shown This Week ROOSTER DINNERWARE New England styled dinnerware with the ever-popular "Rooster" center decoration and border on dinner plates, saucers/ salads, cups, SERVICE FOR 4 4.00 SERVICE FOR 6 10.00 On Burnished Metal Stands POTTERY PLANTERS $1 up Also On Burnished Metal Stands POTTERY CASSEROLES.. 8 up Choice of Many Different Pieces HANDPAINTED CERAMICS $1 up In Sparkling Crystal Glass 8-PIECE PARTY SETS CANISTER SETS , . . . . PLASTIC BOWLS DECORATED TRAYS , , , , BEVERAGE SETS CLOTHES HAMPERS . . . WOODENWARE DESK ACCESSORIES - And More Items Too Numerous To Mention! Tavern Owner Dies Suddenly Last rites for Valmah W. Glawe, 42, of Algona were hold at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zion Lutheran church at Clayton Center, with Rev. Zerhausen officiating. Burial was in the Clayton Center cemtery. The Witt Funeral Home, Elkader, was in charge of arrangements. A prayer service was held Sunday at 1:15 p.m. in McCullough's Funeral Chapel here with Rev. Luther Loesch, Trinity Lutheran minister, officiating. Mr Glawe, a resident of Algona for the past four years, died of a heart attack or severe stroke in his apartment on State street at 2 a.m. Saturday. Valmah W. Glawe, sort o\ Louis Glawe and Emma Kahlbaum, was born Sept. 17, 1914, at Elkader. He served in the army during World War II, and was married in 1950 to Eleanor Clabaugh. The Glawes moved to Algona in 1952, and Mr Glawe operated the Friendly Tavern on north Dodge street here. Mr Glawe is survived by hi8 wife and a brother, Lavern, of Webster City. He Was a member of the Moose Lodge, .V.F.W. and American Legion. Ex-Algonan Head Big J. C. Event A former Algonan, Paul Nordstrom, who is now an accountant in a large Portland ,Ore. bank, was general chairman of the 1957 Oregon State Jaycee Convention May 3-5. Nordstrom headed 100 Portland Jaycees in mapping plans for what was advertised as the greatest state convention in the history of the northwest. Paul is a brother of Mrs Perry Lowman and Mrs Edna Teeter of Algona. The Nordstrom family lived here for many years before moving to Portland. Irene Castle started the fashion of bobbed hair. 26 At St. Joe, 1st Communion Si. Je« — Sunday, May 5, at the 8 o clock high mass with ReV. Leo C. Schumacher celebrant, 28 children of St. Joseph's parish received their first Holy Communion. They were Joseph H. Becker, Richard C. Berte, Constance L. Bormann, Corinne M. Bormann, Norman J. Bormann, David M. Fandel, Duane J. Friders, Jean Marie Kayser. Cyrilla E. Kellner, Joan M. Kohlhaas, Stephen J. Kollasch, Kathleen J. Plathe, Michael J. Reding, William C. Reding, Carole M. Salz, David E. Schneider, David N. Smith, Lawrence J. Smith, Donald J. Thijges, Gloria Ann Thilges, Paula J. Thilges, Emily J. Thul, Sandra B. Thul, Thomas J. Wagner, Robert G. Wingert and Beverly Ann Zeimet. Flower girls were Jane Kohlhaas and Agnes Becker with James Becker and Luke Kellner as page boys. Mr and Mrs Maurice Reding are parents of a v daughter born in St. Ann hospital May 4th. This makes 6 girls and 3 boys in the Reding family. Maternal grandparents are Mr and Mrs Frank Bormann and paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs John B. Reding. Francis Bormann, son of Mr and Mrs John P. Bormann, student at Lores college, Dubuque, spent the weekend Licenses To Wed Only three licenses to wed have been issued in the past week in the Kossuth courthouse. They went to Harlan J. Pompe and Kathryn Esser, Whittemore, May 1; Sylvester J. "Hayes, Mason City, and Marguerite Mulligan, Irvington, May 2; Edward Rod- quist and Evelyn Willemssen, Minneapolis, May 4. J. P. Court Fines Three men paid fines in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court during the past two days. H. J. Heun, Sac City, was fined $4 and costs for having a four inch ovcrwidth load; Elmer W. Kisgen, Templeton, paid $5 and costs on a stop sign count: snd R. E. Carroll, Emmetsburg, paid $17.53 and costs for axle overload. "Mummy told Dad all she wants for Mother's Day Is some dopey perfume from Rusk's Drug & Jewelry. She coulda' asked for an electric train!" Loves Lorraine erie! If you asked her, Mother would tell you what she really wants is lots and lots of heavenly lingerie! ... all by famous "Lorraine", of course! it's rr LORRAINE Week At Graham's We'll Gift-Wrap Of Course ! , long fabu* long on beauty , en wear, thef$ lows new Arnel . . . the miracle fabric that is easy to wash, needs little or no ironing and won't stretch or shrink. It's here in the luxury of 0 beautiful matched set. A graceful slip with a flattering, shaped bodice and fashion right skirt that are aglow top and bottom with the lustrous shimmer of lovely Nylon lace. White in sizes 32 to 40. $2.98 'Sizes 42 to 48 in white $3.98 Our deftly styled petti, coat , . . there's flirt a- tious femininity in the nylon lustrous band of nylon lace at the hem. Frosty white in small, medium and large sizes. — —1- $1.98 Stout or X-Stout in white $2.49 The gown, fashioned of Super-Suave acetate tricot ... in pink, blue, lilac, mint, turquoise, buttercup in small, medium or large ... 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