The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 3, 1955 · Page 9
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 3, 1955
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4 / 3,1955 March 3,1955 Kossuth folks Attend Iowa Los Angeles Picnic Ex-Resident OfLivermore Dies In Minn. LlvermMe —Nick and Alvin Klein received word Saturday, Feb. 19th of the death of their father George Klein at his home in. Watkins, Minn, after a long illness. He was born m Illinois arid came herewith., his parents, Mr arid Mrs Pete Klein when he 1 wa$^ young boy, UMv were a large family, but at piesent orie sister, Mrs Mike Morso is the' only o'ne left' in this vicinity. He was married to Kate Erpelding, daughter'of Mr and Mrs Peter.«Erpelding, in 1901 in St. Josepfi&churchiiThey established their fi%ie M'rfarm near Watkins arid it was from the Catholic church there that the funeral services were held on : Thursday. He is%rvived by hisswife and all of JilPnine children.. »$K6s|firom here who attended this services were Mr and Mrs Nick Klein, Mr and Mrs Alvin Klein, Mrs Clifford' Baker, and Nick and Mike Altnian. Legislative Visit Mr 'Opal Nyaaard, Wesley, County Farm Bureau Women's chairman, has been working diligently on plans for getting some "f SO farm women to Des Moines, March 16. The ladies will travel by bus to sit in on a session of the legislature. At present, reservations have been made for one bus. Wesley Cagers See Ames Game Wesley"— High school boys and girls basketball squads and cheer,leaders went to Ames Saturday Where they attended' the Iowa- Nebraska game. The trip was made in the school bus, driven by Bill Loebig. Coach Bruce Cranston and Supt. Chas. Mullin accompanied them. This trip is in lieu of a visit to the State tournament and was open to all players and leaders. Pfeffers Greet New Daughter Mr and Mrs Francis Pfeffer. of Wesley became the proud parents of their first child on Sunday, Febl 20 at the St. Ann Hospital. The little Miss weighed 7 Ibs. 5Vfc oz. at birth and is named Joan Julia. The maternal grandparents ard Mr and Mrs Andrew Gollner of Wesley and the paternal grandparents are Mr and Mrs M. J. Pfeffer of Algona. This is the 29th grandchild for the senior Pfeffers and they also have 1 great grandchild, Robert McCurry, of Humboldt. , 75 At Meeting Board members, committee members and membership captains attended the first county Farm Bureau Institure to be held in Kossuth county last week at Burt Legion Hall. Lester Eden, chairman, presided. Sun Pokes Through Rain Saturday At Big Event . By Buddy Mason, Hollywood Correspondent of the Algona Uppei Des Moines ,^ Perhaps the most loyal group of picnic addicts in the State^of California is the army of lowans who gather twice yearly in Southern California. They come from all over, the Western ^ States area tor these get-togethers and nothing—including bad weather—ever kee{59 them from meeting. . •;, • . . ... •,•:'!. After a night of rain and an early morning drizzle, the^Sufj poked through today, Saturday, Feb. 26th, to find Lincoln Part* in Los Angeles crowded to the curbs with lowans and ex-Wwans, ready to celebrate. Not that it would have made much difference if the sun had refused to arrive on schedule. It'd take more than a little rain to keep a dyed-in-lhe-wool Iowa picnic veteran away rOIT As Visual! Kossuth .County was well represented. When your A-U-D-M errand boy and hid Mrs arrived, they were not sure, for a moment,.that they'd come to the right park. Neither Ernie Taylor, Ed Chambers or Otto Elbert were in sight. Generally, these picnic veterans are the first picnickers on the. scene. However, they put in an appearance, later, arid everythihg was back to normal once CAUSE MANY FARM YOU CWECKED YOU£ CHECKWREPAIR WHILE WEATHER PERMITS. •REPLACE SOFT C-HIMNEY MORTAR KEPAIRCRACK9, LOOK FOR UXJS6 ARRANGED QUICK ACCESS TO ATTIC CASE FIRE START 6 CLEAN CHlMME . COID WEATHER Among the Kossuth folks that were busy greeting old friends and former neighbors were the following: Harry McMurray, Algona contractor, who's been out here on the Coast since November; He's visiting Mrs A. M. Jasp'ersort irt Glendale. Harry plans oh returning home in April. Robert O." Jaspersbn, of Glendale, formerly of Alsona. R. O.'s father, A. M. Jasperson owned and operated the Algona Milling & Grain Co. for a number of years. Mr and Mrs A. L. Long attended. They're the Longs who had the, Long Bros, and Henderson Grocery Co. in Algona. Meeting many friends, were the G. L. Objens, of Wesley, noW residents of San Diego, Calif. Mr and Mrs R. O. Bjustrom of the Bjustrom Furniture Company, are on the West Coast for a visit. They dropped in and joined the Kossuth contingent. They'll be home early in March. Mr and Mrs Wm. C. Dau were enjoying the picnic. With them, was 'Alma Sorensen of Walnut, Iowa, Mrs Dau's sister. He's the Bill Dau of the Dau Oldsmobile Agency and Garage. The Daus ame out by way of San Francisco, where they stopped off to visit Alma's daughter, Marlane Sorensen. A. L. Sorensen and Charlotte Sorensen are temporarily v living n Temple .City, California b\it are jlannine' dn' moving -to -Houstori Texas', where their son, Roger owns the Greater Houston Motors —Lincoln and Mercury Agency. A. ; L. will become associated with Roger in his business in Houston. Mr Sorensen is a brother of Dick Sorensen, former Algona Buick Dealer. Mr and Mrs L. S. Muckey are here, visiting their son, Robert in Westchester. They also were guests of George' Boswell in Duarte. George now operates the Anita Motel in Duarte. The Muckey's are returning home next week. Fred Bartholomew and his wife. Twilla, plan on remaining in Southern California until the fishing season opens in Canada. They estimate that it will take just about that length of time to /isit.all of their relatives residing n California. Mr and Mrs Leo Spilles came down from San Francisco. Leo formerly owned the Spilles Hardware, in Algona. They're visit- ng Mrs George Schnell and Mrs Frank Wild, two aunts residing in Montibello. ; . Mr and Mrs P. J. Heiken, who once called Swea City their home are now living in Whittier, Calif They plan on driving back td Swea City in June. That wll make their 42nd round trip back home from L. A. The Heikens started driving out to the Wes Coast in 1918—P. J. was formerly County Supervisor for Kossuth County.—The Heikens celebrated their golden anniversary in 1952, when their son, Maurice Heiken, held open house for the celebration at his home in Whittier. Nearly 100 old friends from Kossuth County attended. Mrs Heiken informed us that.grandaugh- ter Margarite Heiken is now at U.S.C. .studying to become a Doctor of Pharmacy. Granddaughter, Mary'Lou is in San Diego. State College, preparing for a teaching career. Selma Godfredson, once an Algona resident, is, now living in Buffalo, Missouri. She attended the picnic with the John Lund- strums.' She; plans'pn'visiting her ; chiKtriri"'l5ef6re"retvtrning'to"Buf'- falo. She's the mother of Mrs" John Lundstrum, the former Maxine Samp. A son, Kenneth Samp, and his family of Santa Monica, Calif., will receive a visit from Selma before her return. Mr and Mrs John Lundstrum, and their four lovely children were meeting many friends. Grandmother Godfredson had 4 bright-eyed guides in the persons of Betty Anne, Kathleen, John Jr. and Darla Rahe, the Lundstrum kiddies. The Lundstrums are from Algona. John is a newspaperman on the West Coast. Rollin Hart, former hotel executive was a picnic guest. Mr Hart postponed an eye operation for cataracts to be at the picnic. He'll be at the Veteran's Hospital, Sawtelle, West Los Angeles for he next couple of weeks. A card will reach him at this address. Darold Donahoo, his brother, 'ohn Donahoo, all from Algona, were there. Darold is presently connected with the Technicolor Corporation in Hollywood. John Donahoo recently reactivated the old Algona High Quar- ette that entertained all over Kossuth County from 1911 to.1914. Charley "Cheese" Carlton, commander of a sub-chaser, happened to be in town while his ship was being overhauled in drydock. Marjory Bowyer j»honed John to let iim know that Charley would be here for a short time. John, in turn, informed Mervin Williamson who rounded up John McFarland. This completed the old quartette. John Donahoo, first base; Mervin Williamson, second base; Charley Carlton, first tenor and John McFarland, second ten or. They all gathered at/ Mar jory Carlton's home to _ resume quartette rehearsals at the poinl where they last left off, some forty-odd years ago. However many "things can change in forty- some' years, including voca chords. Mr and Mrs George H. Coffin "(Mrs Coffin is the former Ann; Hunt), will celebrate their 59tl anniversary tomorrow, Sunday Feb. 27. They were married 5 years ago in Burt, Iowa, and ar< now living in San Diego, Calif They've been out on the Wes Coast for 18 years. Anna attended school in Algona and later moved to Burt. She met George in Burt, where they were later married. The parents of George were early Burt settlers, coming to Iowa in a covered wagon. 'Alert and gracious, Mrs Coffin gave your Hollywood errand-boy the recipe for a happy wedded life. "If you start out with good common sense and make sure that whatever you do do, you take good care of one another and learn to enjoy the gifts that'kind Nature has given you, you'll find perfect happiness!"—There you have it, folks! Mr and Mrs Ed Chambers and their two lovely daughters, Elaine and Mable, (Mable is now Mrs Harry Scheef), were finding old friends and neighbors all over the park, Many will remember Harry Scheef, who once operated the Meat Dept. in Hood's Market. Ed Chambers told us that daughter Elaine had a double-goiter removed in October. She's now re- 'avere'd and in excellent" Tiealth. . Emil C. Weisbrod of Fenton, Iowa, came over to tell us that the,' staff of the "ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES" is very much alert and on its collective "toes." Seems he arrived here on the 16th of December, neglecting to leave a correct forwarding address for his A-U-D-M delivery. However, his firsl mail contained his regular copy of the paper. He'd .like to thank,Don Smith and.his staff of "Private Eyes" for searching out his whereabouts and keening his A-U-D-M coming regularly. "Couldn't be without it!" claims Emil. We hope Emil remembered to tell his milk man he was leaving. Otherwise he-may have to tunnel his way under a few thousand milk bottles to unlock his door when he re- N01V — choose the Diamond Rings ihe!l/jc/ierish ^^ Kossuth Mutual Insurance Assn. LOLA SCUf FHAM, See'y SHARP'S Keepsake DIAMOND RINGS #< A1WAV* MM THU NSVW UKI "I* AlWATf M fttWt fOJ4TIOH INTERLOCKING RING SETS The new Keepsake INTER* LOCKING SETS lock together easily and securely—in perfect position... always — to enhance her beautiful Keepsake diamonds. A perftft center engagement gem is guaranteed in writing. IQQJC /OR THE NAMf ' '450 DE KAL& LOCK ^Wedding 87.50 Mngi •nlorgtd to ritow IN THC MNGS. Sharp's Jewelry urns some time in April. Mrs Matilda Kressln. the former Matilda Radig of Lotts Creek and .one Rock, taught school back lome, Alter raising a family ot 2 children, all living, she has re- urned to teaching. She is now jn the staff of the First Lutheran School in El Monte, Calif. All but three of Mrs Kressin's children are now married. Mr and Mrs Charles Patterson of Algona are visiting their daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs W. Perry in Claremont, Calif. VIr Perry is a Professor of Economics at Pomona College. . Otto C. Elbert of Whittemore .s now with the communications department of the Ravenswopd Apts. (where many stars live), the Picadilly Apts. and the Gramercy Apts. as Relief Communications Operator. He tells us that Charley Elbert is presently with the Chamber of Commerce Garage. Mr and Mrs Kenneth Samp and their sons, Jerry and Wayne, are now living in Santa Monica Calif; Mr and Mrs Beecher Lane made the trip to the Coas with Mr and Mrs Glen Harms o Algona. . ... All in all it was one whale of a gathering despite the threatening weather. Good thing no elections were being held in-Kossuth Coun ty this wetek. The offices would have to remain vacant until a majority of. the Kossuth County voters coum be rounded up and sent home to vote. We hnd most of 'em out here at our picnic! A list of Kossuth folks and their California addresses follows: PICNIC • GUESTS Theodore H. Rantzow — 1860 Atlantic Blvd., onterey. Otto C. Elbert—415 So. Vernon Drive, L. A. ' Hazel (Munch) Hutchison—1947 Locust Ave., Long Beach. Pete Kenne—3005 Big Dalton, Baldwin Park. Cleo G. Moore—1638 Redesdale Ave.,- L. A. „,. Ernest Taylor—1130 Mignonette, L. A. Rollin S. Hart—1628 W. 12th St., 'Mrs Anne (Whelan)'McGuire— Mrs Jeanette Barkefr—125 Magnolia, Long Beach. \ Mr and Mrs D. J. Haberger—125 Magnolia, Long Beach. Margaret (Hardgreave) Harberger—3969 W. 7th St. L. A. Mrs Virgil (Mabel Kennedy) Johns—1970 Atlantic, Monterey 3 Mr's 'Kenneth Samp, Wayne, Jerry Samp—855 Bay, -Santa Monica. Mr and Mrs Glenn Harms, Algona. •. W, H. Baldwin—1222 Meridian Ave., So. Pasadena. Mable Bradbury — 1222 Meridian Ave,, So. Pasadena. Mrs Donald McCormick — 82 So. Ardmore, L. A. Mr and Mrs Fred Bartholomew 412 Orchard Ave., Corona Del Mar. John W. Bartholomew — 426 Marigold Ave., Corona Del Mar Mr and Mrs Ed Chambers— 5217 Cimmaron Ave.,'L. A'. Elaine Chambers, Algona Selma Godfredson—18936 Keswick, Reseda. Mr and Mrs Lloyd Finnestad of Fenton are visiting Mr and Mrs L. A. McCowen (the former Marion Finnestad) and children a' Santa Ana. Mr and Mrs John Finnestad of Fenton are also visiting the Mc- Cowens. Mr and Mrs Jerome Johnson of Swea City and Elmore recent ly sold their business in Elmon to come out to the West Coast At present, they are visiting A. C Peterson in Gardena. Mr Peter son is a former Buffalo Center resident. The Johnsons said, "Tell Russ Waller that we're sold on California weather and very happy out here." (They've been here about two weeks!) Mr and Mrs D. J. Habeger of Algona are now living in Long Beach with their daughter Margaret and son Dwight. They have made 12 flights between Algona and Long Beach, Cal. They are returning again, by air, in July, to visit Algona friends and relatives. Mrs Mable (Chambers) Scheef— 907 No. Vernon, L. A. J. J. Bestenlehner—2643 Grainfield Ave., L. A. Albert Bunkofske—238 No. Ivy, Monrovia. Mr and Mrs R. O. Bjustrom— Anita Motel, Duarte. Mrs Mary B. Pratt—260 Roycraft, Long Beach. Mrs Hazel Lusby—716 Jasmine, Corona Del Mar. Marie (Frowbach) Schnell—204 No. Nelson Place, Montebello. Clara Frowbach — 116 North Maple, Mdntebello. Mr and Mrs George H. Coffin— 3625 Fairmont Ave., San Diego. 'Anne (Spilles) Poirot—60 Hea- therway, Larkspur. Mr and Mrs Leo Spilles—60 Heatherway, Larkspur. A) L. Long, Algona. Mrs Dolores Pentecost—897% San Antonio, South Gate. Penton-Muiligan Nuptials Pictured above are Mr and Mrs Kenneth J. Mulligan of Algona, who were married Monday morning, Feb. 21, in the St. Benedict Catholic church by Rev. C. A. Ahmann The bride is the former Maxine Kay Penton, daughter of Mrs Arthur Rosenmeyer of St. Benedict, and Kenneth is the son of Mr and Mrs Frank Mulligan, of Bancroft. Following their wedding trip, the young couple will make their home in an Algona apartment. Mr Mulligan is a Pruv dential Life Insurance agent in Bancroft, where they plan to build a home in the near future. (Glenn's Studio Photo) Mr .and Mrs ' Beecher Lane— 897% San Antonio, South Gate. Mr and Mrs Harry McMurray, Algona. Mr and Mrs Charles Patterson —Claremont. Mr and Mrs William C."Dau, Algona. Henry Ostwald, Algona. John Donahoo — 251 So. New Hampshire, L. A. D. D. Donahoo—6048Ms Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Al Sorensen—5552 Pall Mall, Temple City. Mr and Mrs H. H. Storacker, Fenton. Mr and Mrs Lloyd Finnestad, Fenton. Mr and Mrs John Finnestad, Fenton. Mrs Charles Larutzon—4lO W. Maple, Glendale. Mrs Myrtle (Franklin) Johnson —Sierra Madre. Mrs Matilda (Radig) Kressin— 324 So. Hoyt St., El Monte. E. V. Zigrang—1740 So. Ardmore, L. A. Marion Finnestad (Marion McCowen)—2067 So. Van Ness, Santa Ana. Mr John Phillips — 1544 W. 203rd St., Torrence. Anita Mayne — 351 Peace St., L. A. Lawrence Mayne — 351 Peace St., L. A. Mrs H. D. Mayne—1467 Obispo, Long Beach. Ina Fitz Wheeler—515 W. 3rd St., L. A. Mrs Lillian Farrow—5922 '/• No. rigueroa, L. A. Mr and Mrs A. L. (Charlotte ,ewis) Sorensen—5552 Pall Mall, Temple City. Charles E. Marso.'St. Joe. N. C. Marso, St. Joe. Mr and Mrs Harold Nielson— La Crescenta. Mr and Mrs E. C. Weisbrod— Brockton Hotel, Long Beach. Mr and Mrs Jerome Johnson— 10531 So. Crenshaw, Inglewood. Mrs C. J. Schemmel—400 E. Ester St., Long Beach. Muriel E. Kelly — 1000 Fern- more St., San Fernando. Mr and Mrs H. J. Heiken—736 Armour Road, Whittier. Hal Peete and Lyle Corey, Swea City. Mrs George Aldrich—7020 Seville, Huntington Park. Mr and Mrs G. L. Olsen—4311 Maryland, San Diego. Mr and Mrs C. C. Smith—225 E. Alameda St., Burbank. Corva Gay—Solona Beach. Mr and Mrs Herman Dreesman — 2410 Venita Grande, Long Beach. Martin Larson — 558 Oak St., Glendale. Oscar Anderson, Elmore. Water occupies more space at 50 degrees below zero Fahrenheit than at 50 degrees above. Band & Chorus In Concert At Lone Rock High By Mrs Doris Schullz Lone Rock — Mr Bausman, director of the Lone Rock band and chorus, presented^ his students in a concert, Friday evening at the school. The program was as follows: p ar t 1—Girls' Chorus numbers. Part II—Band numbers. With the last number the junior baton twirlers made a presentation. They arc Kay Geitzenauer, Muriel Nordine, Susan Montgomery, Jane Ellen Christenson, Jane Angus, Margaret Dittmer, Meridyth Hurlburt, Dawn Schultz, Joanne Dreyer, Mollie Blanchard, Margaret Bierstedt, Nancy Christenson, Judy Hammerstrom, Linda Raraus, Linda Cooke, Jacqueline Laabs. Part III—Girls' Chorus numbers. Chorus accompanists were Jnnct Krueger nncl Sharon Gardner, and soloists for the chorus were: Ruth Schadendorf, Janet Krueger, Virginia Marlow and Marjoric Houck. Chorus personnel are Patti Person, Sharon Gardner, Judy Newbrough, Ruth Schadendorf, Virginia Marlow, Marjorie Houckj Judith Kacling, Laura Broesder, Janice Zumach, Bonnie Baker, Diane Hovey, Kay Geitzenauer, Phyllis O'Donnell, Donna Blanchard, Darlene Long, Rachel McArthur, Madonna Marlow, Shirley Baker, Barbara Quinn, Janet Krueger, Karen Kueck, Janice Bierstedt, Marilyn Bollinger and Sandra Schadendorf. ' Part IV—Band numbers. New members since last concert are David Dreyer, Jan Gardner, Larry Ramus, Darrell Long, and Marilyn Bollinger. E. M. Jensen and JerryMvere Sunday dinner guests at the L. V. Johnson home. Mr and Mrs Ed. Ohm and Willard attended the 25th wedding anniversary of her sister, Mr and Mrs Virgil Zwie- t'el at Ringsted, Friday evening. Mr and Mrs Fritz Newbrough and Steven, the L. A. Newbrough family, Mr and Mrs A. D. Newbrough, the Gene Blanchard family, Mr and Mrs Delbert Blanchard were Sunday dinner guests at the Edw. Blanchard home. 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