Cherokee Daily Times from Cherokee, Iowa on May 31, 1960 · Page 65
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Cherokee Daily Times from Cherokee, Iowa · Page 65

Cherokee, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 31, 1960
Page 65
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E J^V-sv^ 4ft,iJ»JS"*^ E '' S TAT E' fcf O S PI -T A L ;V: An Early Day View Of The^Ieiiial Healih Institute In Cherokee Bethlehem Group Third Oldest In Lutheran Church : ' ' • ' ' ' • ''•''" ; Bethlehem Lutheran League is the third' oldest: organization .of the Lutheran church. It. first began its work.on June 12, 1902 as . a Swedish Young• Peoples ; Society under the ; guidance of the ' Rev v C. (F. .. Granece. Solomon Swanson was" elected to serve as first -secretary. From: all reports, : the original meetings we're held ; in the homes .of various members. '' The early Lutheran families in the Cherokee community were concerned about Christian education and recreation for their young people, 'hence ;they were . interested in having them attend these meetings. '. •:: / Records are not clear, taut in the course of time, the .Swedish • language was entirely supplanted by' the;-English, tongue and the '• name : of: : ' this youth fellowship • was changed to the-Bethlehem Lutheran League. •' "' < The League offers priviledges 'for ..its members to enjoy Bible camps, conventions, youth rallies. exchanges,' box socials, Easter sunrise breakfasts,, as well as, an •-. evening once a month where' they ..may obtain .beneficial-teachings .from the. Bible. •'.•:': '•' : Present membership . of the group numbers 25 young folk arid its officers - are: President. Carl Gustafspn; vice-president, Carolyn Nelson; secretary, Mary Lynn Carlson; treasurer, Dick Anderson v and devotional secretary, Jane Sjoberg. • 'Since 1929 Albert Fixsel has been active in the ail business. He started with the Marathon Oil Company, at Anthon in 1929 as' a service station operation. In 1932 he was transferred to Cherokee as a bulk station agent. Prom 1934 to 1340 he worked- in the same position for Mid-Continent Petroleum. Just before World v?ar II he started his own independent oft business .and garage, known as the Fixsel Oil. Company. .The , bulk plant is located at Vine Street and River Road; service station and garage at the corner Oif Main and Fifth. The company acquired a 52;000-gallon gasoline transport truck the first of 'May for hauling from the Socony Mobil Oil pipe line terminal in Sioux City. 'During World War H, when Fixsel spent four years in military service — South Pacific — the bus- ness was operated by his wife and her'father, E. F. Whitmer. Fixsel is a member of the Elks, Eagles, American -Legion and VFW. u Years, or even centuries/may comeand go, but without a doubt, there will always remain in our so-called civilized society a vast majority of gullible folks ready and willing-to'; try the latest invention 1 of the ever predominate quack doctor. Historical by-gone days, of our fair city of Cherokee evidently found a number of supposedly, intelligent peolpe lured by the advertisements for -the "sure-cure" medicines. Among, these was a famous discovery labeled Vinegar Bitters which -consisted of no alcoholic beverages which- would/lead the user, on to "drunkeness and ruin." Rather the blood .purifying tonic contained true roots and herbs of California. The' popular renovator, an invigorator, according to an _ 1870 publication of the Times, was guaranteed to, carry off all. poisons from the blood stream. No perscJn.could take'-'these Bitters according to "directions and remain long unwell. ,: , Vinegar. Bitters" especially ' helpful for "inflammatory rheumatism, gout, .diseases of the liver, kidneys -and bladder, as well as chronic indigestion." Suffering victims of .pimples, boils, ringworm and other major skin irritations were advised to try this wonder solution.. -'• : \ - ages resulted in an era of crcativ-' ly and .science came forl.'h with he wonders of man-made mater- als, such as nylon, dacron and or- on, to mention a few. Today, the :olor white has become the common thing all the way through the adics lingerie and foundation lint? and the new fabrics are uppermost n demand. In the fall of 1948, the first decent garments in swan years ,be,™an reappearing, and milady cou:d be meticulously fitted once again. Velma Callahan was born in Wisconsin, but came with her parents to Cherokee when she was 7 years old. She attended public schools here, until her graduation " from high school. "Velma", as every- one calls her, is noted for her wit and humor. She is a member of I'll Chamber of 'Commerce,, the local PBW and belongs to the Immacu- | late Conception Church parish. She • maintains one employee who must be a school-trained corsettiere. ! B. R. Bcwen established his TV |and Radio Service repair shop in 19-17 at his present location on \ West Main Street. Mr. Bcwen is a native of Clay County and a graduate of Peterson- High School. lie'attended Buena Vista College" and Iowa State College. : •' •'..;.. - »'" Prior to starting his own business,.he worked as a rnehcanic at the Ford garage, as projectionist at the Arrow-Theatre and as engineer for Otis Electric Shop. Barney, as he is known, served in the navy from November of 1943 until December of 1945,, during ij which ,time he attended Naval Radio &' Radar schools in. Chicago and Oklahoma.'He is now a member of the Flying Club and th(. Archeology Society of Northwest Iowa. -••'...' Ryden Cleaners Formed In 1954 Arthur Ryden, who founded Ryden Cleaners here in 1954, has more than doubled the number of his employes in almost two years operation. Starting with tbree full- time employees and one part, time, the Ryden plant: now has seven full-time workers, and three part- time. ' '-. Featured by the plant is 'their two-hour service on cash and carry dry cleaning. , . Although camparatively new to Cherokee, Ryden assisted his "father in the dry cleaning business at Alia back in 1933. He served with the U. S. Army during World War II and for 16 months was stationed in l.he Aleutian Islands. He was also recalled to active duty during the Korean emergency. - He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Retail Trade Bureau, 'WW and American Legion., Velmas Shop Here Since '31 Velma Callahan established a corset and lingerie business in Cherokee in 1931, calling it Velma's Specialty Shop. It was located : in . the American Theatre building then, as it is now, at 110 East Main Street. In;.m"aking a comparison of this field over .the years Velma thinks that. :.the. major changes seem to have' taken place in the styles and materials, as well as the cost of the .various items. Initially, rayon tricot was the thing, rayon and silk' following . in that order. Pink was .the predominating color, if not .the only seller. Cotton, of course, has been a staple, all-time favorite in this line. By 1941, the break-out of World War H produced many hardships in most lines of endeavor, as it did to Vcl- rna's Specialty Shop. Here, the leading manufacturers went over to war production, some 100'per cent. Elastic became almost extinct and no silk was available, it being used solely for the production of parachutes. There followed seven hard years of spasmodic business being conducted from' the shcl'f, as it were, the moment a small shipment of merchandise arrived. ' The outcome of all these shorl- IOWA'S SMARTEST SHOP FOR GIFTS OF DISTINCTION Westmoreland Milk Glass Tiffin Glass •.-;•• Swedish Imports,- Syrocco Wood Accessories RUTHERFORD BUILDING 117 SO. 2nd ST. HART-SCHAFFNER & MARX SUITS & TOPCOATS Stetson Hats Van Heusen * Shirts McGregor Sportswear Cooper's Underwear' Pioneer Belts Lee ¥/ork Clothing Weyenberg Shoes Tom Sawyer Boy's Wear Samsonite Luggage „ Swank Jewelry We are proud to have been a put of Cherokee for the past quarter ''if a century ... serving in part the meds of its people with some of the greatest names in men's and boys' wear. For, just as these names are FIRST in America s clothing . . . Cherokee's FIRST name is St. Clear & Kovaleske. So that we may continue to merit your confidence ... we intend to keep it that way. Centennial year is the symbol of more than just 100 years. It is the symboTof Cherokee's achievements of which all of us can be justly proud. So, we extend to our many, many friends and customers our congratulations on the part you have played in these, achievements knowing full well the challenge of the future will be met with the 'same determination of past generations. > •

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