The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 22, 1955 · Page 47
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 47

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 22, 1955
Page 47
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•*-•"-' 'T-lllll December 22,1955 Wyt iHgona T&m* Jflomes! KILLED Earl Fletcher, of Polk City, was killed instantly when a bottle-gas heater exploded while he was assisting a neighbor. The explosion blew out two tile- walls. KEN&VEO'S "Held 'er boys, she's net used to that ETHYL" Treat your car to the BEST service in town... with our hi-grade gasolines. KEN & LEO'S Phillips ''66" Service Bulk Tank Wagon Service Phone 967 East Stale St. AROUND ALGONA' Mr and Mrs Allan Bullock spent Monday at Nevada, where they visited Mr Bullock's parents, Mr and Mrs Floyd Bullock. Mary Bieser is recovering at her home from a dislocated shoulder suffered in a fall a couple of weeks ago. —o— Judy Murtagh, student at the State University of Iowa, is spending the Christmas vacation here with her parents, Mr and Mrs Eugene Murtagh. Julia Bourne is spending the holiday vacation here with her parents, Dr. and Mrs M. G. Bourne. She attends Carlcton College at Northfield, Minn. Mr and Mrs Russell Rent* had as their guests recently, Mrs Rentz' cousins, Mr "and Mrs Warren Thompson and family oi Swea City. Mr and Mrs Milton Dahl entertained at a family Christmas party at their home Sunday Guests were Mrs Agnes Laidley. Mr and Mrs Craig Vinson and three children, Rock Rapids, and Mr and Mrs Merle Pratt and three children of Fairmont, Minn. The Vinsons and the Pratts remained overnight returning to their homes on Monday. Mrs John Dreesmaft was hostess at the Christmas party of her Hobby Club Thursday evening. A pot-luck dinner was served following which the group made Christmas ornaments. —0— Mr and Mrs E. E. Robinson entertained at dinner at the Moose Lodge Hall Tuesday evening. Forty some employees and associates of. the Robinson Construction Co. were guests. Brownie Troop number 1 5 had a Christmas party Monday afternoon at the home of their co- leadw. Mrs John Deim. Refreshments were furnished by the troop committee members, Mrs Glen Segar, Mrs Harold Kuchen- reuther and Wava Woodward. —o— The three sons of Dr. and Mrs L. L. Snyder ore hoping that their Beagle puppy, Skipper will be returned to them in time for Christmas. He was last seen Friday afternoon, wearing a blue beaded Indian collar. The pup has a habit of scratching on doors to be let in and it was thought that someone might have admitted him without knowing to whom he belonged. Anyone knowing the wherabouts of Skipper is asked to contact the Sriy- ders to make three little boys happy. Christmas dinner guests of Mr and Mrs Lloyd Muckey will be Mr and Mrs Stanley Muckey and family, Mr and Mrs Bob Williams and family, Mr and Mrs Russell. Pickett and children and Chef Williams. —o— Mr and Mrs Kenneth Renkert and Larry and Lisa are leaving Saturday for LeMars for a holiday visit of several days with the respective parents, Mr and Mrs C. H. Renken and Mr and Mrs H. W. Pageler. •—o— Mr and Mrs Lloyd Pratt entertained the Pratt Electric employees and their wives and husbands at a Christmas party Sunday afternoon and evening. There was a gift exchange at the hosts' home followed by dinner and dancing at the Plantation. —o—• Mr and Mrs Fred Wegener will have their sons and daughters and their families as guests on Christmas day. Attending will be the Russell Thompsons of Burl and the Dale Wegeners and Mr and Mrs Russell Rent?, of Algona. Westminster Fellowship, young people group of the Presbyterian church held a Christmas party Sunday evening at the church. A pot-luck dinner was served followed by games and a gift exchange. Elaine Branson is president of the club and was in charge of arrangements. Alice Kresensky arrived home Friday evening from the College of Wooster at Wooster, Ohio, for the; Christmas vacation with her mother, Mrs Claris Kresensky. The other daughter, Ardis is expected to arrive here Christmas day from New York City where she is employed by a publishing firm. : Mrs Clara Pratt, Mr and Mrs Lloyd Pratt and Mrs Harlan Sigsbee were in Cedar Falls Thursday to attend funeral rites for their nephew and cousin, James Traeger and his wife, victims of an automobile crash. The Nelson Funeral Home with which Hob Richardson is associated was in charge of arrangements. Word has been received here of the death of Bert Peck at Long Beach, Calif. He was a former Jong-time Algonan having owned a livery stable here. He moved/ to California fifteen or twenty years ago. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs George Stewart, Si. of Phoenix, Ariz. The body will be cremated with the ashes being returned here in the spring. —o—. Staff Sergeant Donald Grubb spent from Thursday until Sun- aay here with his parents, Mr and Mrs Jes-e Grubb. Sgt. Grubb ,has been stationed at Fairbanks, 'Alaska and he made the trip here by car via the Alcan highway. His family was presented with packages of caribou and moose meat which he shot on hunting trips in Alaska. Sgt. Grubb is in Sioux City this week receiving his army discharge after which he will return here for a longer visit. Burt News for the annual Christmas party. Invited guests were Mrs Buell, Hedwig Larson, Mrs Patterson and Bertha Wallace. There was an exchange of gifts. The next meeting will be with Rose McGuire. On Friday afternoon the Fortnightly Club met at the home of Mrs W. W. Bpettcher, with Ethel Dremmel assisting hostess. Mrs Castor and Mrs Charles Scott were guests. Sewing Circle met with Mrs Fred Howard Friday afternoon The Cub Scouts had their Christmas party and gift exchange at the home of Dr. ana Mrs M. I. Lichter on Saturday afternoon. The pack meeting for the Cubs and parents was held at the Lichter home the same evening with Den No. 2 in charge of refreshments. Mrs J. D. Graham entertained members of the Jolly Ten Club at her home Saturday afternoon in observance of her birthday. There was a gift exchange and all members were present but Loretta Larson. Wrong Overshoes Lead To Auto Mishap, Whittemore Whitlemore — The Elton Pratt car collided with the Sterling Simonson car Sunday afternoon at about 4 p.m. and damaged the left rear fender and tail light on the Simonson car, a Mercury, and the Pratt car, a Ford, had Us right fender cracked up. Stanley Simonson, who With his brother and sister was at St. Paul's church for rehearsal for the Christmas Eve program were leaving for home when his brother noticed that he had a wrong pair of overshoes on and Stanley parked the car on the north of the highway facing west. The Pratt's 18 year-old-son coming from the east struck the Simon- so car on the left rear. American Legion Party The American Legion Auxiliary held its annual Christmas party at the Legion hall Sunday afternoon with a pot luck dinner. Gifts were exchanged and 500 was played. High prize was won by Frank Piekarski and Mrs Louis Braatz, Ben Hanson and Mrs Peter W. Kollasch low, Mrs Clete prize. Mueller won the chair Jolly 500 Parly Mrs Herman Voigt. entertained her Jolly 500 Club at her homeRaymond Voigt. last Tuesday afternoon at a Christmas party. Gifts were exchanged and secret pals were revealed, and new pals were drawn for 1966. 500 was played, Mrs Paul Ludwig winning high, and Mrs Lela Potter, low. Guests were Mrs Gerald Ollom and Rosella Voigt of Algona and Mrs Milton Espe of here. Mr and Mrs Lyle Anderson from Norman, Okla., are spending their Christmas vacation at the parental home of Mr and Mrs George WichtendahL Mr and Mrs George Winkel are both patients in a hospital at Rochester, Minn. Mr and Mrs Harold Winkel of here, and Mrs Hugo Potratz of Fort Dodge, took then- parents to Rochester last week Tuesday and Mrs Winkel underwent surgery, on Wednesday, and Mrs Wink'el went there for observation. Mr and Mrs Henry Kueck of Lone Rock, and Mr and Mrs Arthur Heidenwith, were entertained at cards Thursday evening at the home of Mr and Mrs Herman Voigt. Mr and Mrs Archie Voigt and Mr and Herman Voigt spent S\m- day evening with Mr and Mrs . . . We are using our space this week to bring to you and your loved ones our sincere Christmas Greetings' and our hope that Christmas Day may be, for you and your family, a worv derful and memorable occasion. . . . Amid the hurry and activity of the holiday season we can each of us, in our own way, pause to remember that Christmas is still, above all else, the festival of the birth of Christ. At Christmastime we realize that Christ in our hearts is still the supreme gift of all ... God's gift to us. . . . May this spirit of Christmas be with you and your family, and may we with heartfelt sincerity, thank you for your friendship and wish you ail the heart-warming joy of a very Merry , Christmas. BLESS RUSK JIM JOHNSON CARRIE LENSINC BERNITA RUSK VVIIMA COOKSEY JIMMY ANDERSON "Nativity with Saints and Donor" Metropolitan Museum of Art We Deem It A Privilege To Serve

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