The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 29, 1955 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 29, 1955
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(la.) Upp» f DM Moin«t Thursday, Btttmbtf 29, 19SS Name Outstanding 4-H County Boy, Girl For 1955 Norma Jeaft Reding, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ralph Reding of Oltosen and James Bicrstodt, son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Bierstedt of Whitterhore were recently awarded the Kossuth County out'- standing 4*H four square club membership award for 19I55. The Sward is made eacli year by the Danforth Foundation to the 4-H girl and boy in Kossuth County, showing outstanding physical, rnenlal, social and religious leadership. Winners each received a copy of the fine book "1 Dare You." Norma Jean has been a member of the fiiverdale Rustlers for three years and is county president of the 4-H girl's club. She has an outstanding project record, represented Kossuth County in the 1955 State Style Revue and State Convention; had the top girl's 4-H record book in 1955, has held office in her local club, been on local and county demonstration teams and taken part in many other 4-H and community activities and events. James has been a member of the Lotts Creek 4-H club for six years and is vice president of the boy's county 4-H club. He has an outstanding project record, having showed the grand champion baby beef at the Kossuth County Fair in 1954 and 1955, plus first prize steer at the Iowa State Fair: he has held all the'of- fices in his local club, has given demonstrations and talks in his local club: was high individual on the Kossuth judging team that placed fourth at the Iowa State Fair and has been active in many other community activities. Last year's winners were Dorothy Gado of Algona and John Hcllcsetn of West Bend. Ravings CO by CHRIS REESE A Llllle of Thi«, a Little ol Thai; Not Much of Anything •Yep, Christmas was a mosl pleasant time but there came with it a big envelope mailed by the Income Tax Division of the State Tax Commission that surely didn't add to the Christina? spirit joys one bit because on account of now we're to figure our taxes and dig up that annual payment to the state and it's not one bit of fun. And your state taxes are going to amount to more than just a couple of bucks. And along with that you will find that there has been added more points which will raise your taxes a bit over the past year. This income taxing gets more disgusting, tirc-_ some and expensive it seems,' year after year. — o — Christmas Day this year set as on Monday because it fell on a Sunday was sure a peach from a weather standpoint, so to speak. There were no snow flurries and the temperature was of the sort which thawed out what bit of snow we did have. In fact it was more of an April sort of day in place of the snow and wintry sort of a day it usually is and should be. If it wasn't for the Christmas trees and decorations you would never feel that it was really Christmas day, the weather was more of the April Fool's Day sort, so to speak. However, the Christmas presents spirit never wavered in the least and Christmas Day should be more of a wintry nature, colder and a bit of snow to seem like Christmas Day. — o — And^ by the way, winter arrived on Dec. 21, but it was a nice day, sort of spring-like, and that was perhaps because on account of we have hud winter with us for quite some- time already, with the thermometer lowering to 20 below and .snow flurries and we .sure got used to winter aplenty, so to speak. And it surely made a big difference to the holiday traffic because on account of roads were in fine shape and holiday visitors found driving conditions pleasant. And 1 took time out mi Saturday afternoon from 5:00 to (i:00 o'clock and parked near I he intersection of State and Phillips and counted the traffic cars for one hour. And there were 211 cars came north on Phillips and drove on North to the Diagonal in that hour and there wore ,'Ki!) cars came north on Phillips and turned west on State, a total of 580 cars crossing that intersection in the one hour. If tin- traffic was continually that heavy through the day In>m !j:0(l in the morning until !'. :00 m tin- evening, 12 hours, that would mean that a total of U.%0 curs crossed the intersection during that par.t of a day. Naturally tin- trult'i^ through that intersection would be heavy becausi- on account of it is a part of highway Hi!). And then, too, prob;ibly most of that traffic meant folks were on their way to homes of relatives and friends for the Chn.-tmas holiday visit, so to speak Just Iwo more days and then is here beginning ni ;HH>!IHT year When habits we would cast away Which over heller sense hold away. The cuM^m i.- that we swear off. The brimming cup we cease -to qutiil. And cauls and checkers we would ban And for good habits take a .stand Each year there tomes within our heart This urging that we do our p<jrt To purge tin- wui 1-1 of useless crave And better daily tu behave. We swear theie'll be i;>. poker chips, Thai never alcy pa . s our lips, We swear on stacks <jt bibles high To eea>e uui gui'gin.y pumpkin pie. We nhuut thai ah the world may .he.-.u . Tlu-ie'H be IIO brewing malty beer. Nor will we spend e'en ury d:mt- T» si), or make of cI.ejTv wine. With hand on heart and eve.-, to lii-;jv'u We "banish .shootmu bone.-, "Conu. frain Though pain and urges fill our frame. And so we careless get betimes, Again we spend of sundry dimes For pipe and mug and cigaret And gaily sing "I'll raise your bet." Deserting power of mind and will, We hunt again our bootleg still, And, irresponsible, we laugh, As deeply alcohol we quaff. May be a joka this "swearing off" Like giving up of barnyarxl golf—Can it be done by you and I? If not, no. need to live a lie. Portland Twp. By Mrs. Victor Fitch seven," And ij:id pool or bowl We bu our .vul. a day .-Juli.s gee a resolution iji Wild {-Or' putt at pip and poke;. deep, we'd We Magut'i' .-moke. Nor ke. Though i;r pill. We bo sii il. A through. i,< . , two, From all >M hub.t.-. we Friday night supper guests at the Earl Zwiefel's were Mr and Mrs Verne Trickcl and Tommy of Mankato, Minn. Connie and Kcrmit Zwiefel were in the Christmas program at the Methodist church in Titonka, Saturday evening. Guests in the Franz Teeter home Christmas Day were Mr and Mrs Vern Teeter and Kenneth and Mrs D. A. Teeter. Christmas Day dinner guests at the Bernard and Charles Phelps home were Mr and Mrs LeRoy Phelps and Mr and Mrs Paul Kromingu of Titonka and Mr and Mrs Roger Moore and Su/.anne of Muncie, Incl. The Stanley Moore's called from Philadelphia to wish them all a "Merry Christmas". Mr and Mrs Moore run a feed store in Philadelphia, they have three children, one boy and two, gi.ijs, Mr and Mrs Gene Ringsdorf of Des Moines drove up Friday night to spend Christmas with home 'oiks. They had dinner Christmas Day at the Henry Rad- maker home. The Ringsdorfs got together Monday for their Christmas dinner at the Roy Ringsdorf home. Guests were Mrs Will Ringsdorf of Burt, Mr and Mrs Wendell Ringsdorf and family, Mr and Mrs Donald Ringsdorl and Barbara, Mr and Mrs Gene Ringsdorf and Mr and Mrs Brink Shipler and Dale of Swea City. Mr and Mrs P. W. Marlow and family had Christmas dinner with -Mr and Mrs Richard Br's- low and family at LuVerne. Other guests were Mrs Clara Marlow, the Donald Marlows, Mr and Mrs Paul OLsen and boy.- and Mr and Mrs Larry Holding •'11 of Burt and Mr and Mrs Geo. Harms and Vona Jean of Red Field, So. Dak. Christmas dinner guests of Mr and Mrs Earl Zwiefel were Mr and Mrs L. G. Huber and Mr and Mrs Gerald Huber and Gary. Mr and Mrs P. W. Marlow and family were Christmas Day supper guests at the Elmer Phillips home in Algona. Mrs Phillips is an aunt of Mrs Marlow. Mr and Mrs Ramon Bi.squu of Ames spent Tuesday with Mr and Mrs C. L. Young, before leaving for Iron River, Mich, to spend Christinas weekend with Ramon's mother, Mrs Camilla Bisque. They will also visit friends and relatives in Green Bay, DePere and Manitowoc, Wis., before returning to Jpend New Year's with Mrs Bisque's parents. Mr ;md Mrs Ray Fitch spent Christmas Day with their daughter, the Forbus Stiltz' of Liver- mori'i their grandson, Larry and wilV df Biloxi, Miss., and granddaughter and husband, Mr and Mrs Oran Beardsk-y of Iowa City were home lor the holidays. Mr and Mrs Edmund Larseu and Beverly, Mr and Mrs Arie Dittmer and family of Burt: Mr and Mrs Otto Harlan and family of Algona and the Howard Sar• •'H>I< ol Wall Lake, la. .spent Christmas Day at the Clinton tijuslron: -humt 1 . Mr idri Mrs Andrew JJanscn and family had an early Christmas dinner Saturday ul the Lli'vd Burllctt home. Mr and Mrs C. L. Young and .I-kuc-c- had Christmas dinner at the home of Mrs Martha Drager ui Plum Cri-ek township. Mrs Dragtr a!.-n i-nkTtaiiifd Mr and Mrs Jot: Lot'Jjach Jr. and lannly of Wlutlfiiioif, Mr and Mis Ferii I-hunc and lainily, Mr and Mrs Edwaid Kain and family and Mrs Maiy Kain all ul Al.yoii';, and Mr Lrnjiui'd Plji.'l,n nt (jurwiii. Chri.-tiiia.-, Day dnim-; yurst;.. at '!-,..• M;nnii- Lar:-r.'i !:.,in,. vvcre Mr and Mi\; Glen Lar.-,.jn and lannly, Velma Larbcn. Mr and Mi> L'.uis and Nancy. Mi' and Mi's Levant Mome and inni- | ily and Mii HeJwJi; Lai.-i-ii. j • Mr Eimc:' V\Vjsar«^ I ..t II'.-' I,.,;,,, Day. Mr and Mrs Louis Bartlett and Mr and Mrs Art Bartlett went to Mason City to spend Christmas Day with Mr and Mrs Roger Page and Barbara. Mrs Hazel Carroll entertained her mother, Mrs Fannie Albright, her brother Chester and Sister Wilma at her home, Christmas Day. Mr and Mrs Ray Fitch got a phone call from their daughter, Helen, Mrs Shirley Steinfert ol Pomona, Calif, on Christmas day. Mr and Mrs W. J. Stewart and David spent Christmas Day with Mrs Stewart's mother, Mrs Prim- asing of West Bend. Mr and Mrs Dwighl Ruse, Mr and Mrs Victor Fitch, Korinc and Judy, Mr and Mrs George Hix and Mr and M Tsrimerllarsm and Mr and Mrs Timer Harms and family spent Christmas Day at the Arthur Hix home, south of Sexton. Name Winners Yule Lighting Contest, Burt Hurt — The judging of the Lion's Club decoration contest Wednesday evening was based on originality, continuity of theme and grouping, and the three winners were Mr and Mrs H. A. Thompson, Mr and Mrs Carl Reynolds and Mr and Mrs Clifford Holding. Honorable mention went to Dr. Clapsaddle, Charles Davis, Charles Lappe, Luther Millor, Don Patterson, Lance Riebhoff and F. C. Soderberg. Thanks were given to all contributing to the Christmas contest. Christmas Guests Harry Sewick of Ireton spent uie Christmas weekend with the Art Leasons and Lura Sewick. June Steward of Woodward spent the holidays with her father Harold Steward and other relatives here.' Mr and Mrs J. L. Miller went to Havelock Sunday and spent Christmas day with the latler's grandmother, Mrs S. H. Gill. Lockwoods Are Hosts Mr and Mrs Walter 1 Lock wood spent Christinas Day with the hitter's father, William Hoffman in Eagle Grove, and the Arnold Clurks of Akron came Sunday evening for the family dinner at the Lockwood home on Monday. Mr Chirk returned to Akron, while Mrs Clark with Stevic and Rot-hello remained the week. Christmas Dinner Mr and JVIrs Harm Groen had the following members of their family at the home for Christmas dinner Monday evening Mi- antct Mrs Richard Grocn and children with Mr and Mrs John Groen and children of Algona and Mr and Mrs Gary Pringle and son or Iowa City. Graham Family Dinner Mr and Mrs Jay Graham had the following at their home for Christmas dinner Monday noon Mr and Mrs Kenneth Graham and Phyllis and Phillip, Mr and Mrs John Enimerts and children, all Mason City; Mr and Mrs Raymond Mitchell and children of Lansing, and Mr and Mrs Chris Olson and sons of Blooming Prairie, both Minnesota; Mr and Mrs Glenn Graham and Gary and Mrs Eva Willey, Algona, Mf and Mrs Leslie Graham of Maft-'* son and Mrs Beftha Stow. 1 Mr and Mrs Wilbur Doege ute parents of a spn born at the Clinic in Algona Tuesday 1 , DecP 20. He has been named James Keith and weighed 7 pounds and, 7 ounces. Mr and Mrs Lawrence Doege and Mr and Mrs Harm- Groen are the grandparents and James Keith is the Groen's tenth grandchild. ' : ' Mr and Mrs Allen Hinckley' and family spent Christmas day with Mrs Hinckley's mother, Mrs Henry Krohnberg and othe# relatives in Wells, Minn. Mr and Mrs Floyd Rcibsamefl 5 and son of Ti tonka and MrS Bertha Stow were dinner guests Friday evening at the home of MF and Mrs Merwyn Cunningham. Mr William Nelson who has spent the past fortnight at Wei* fair Haven returned to his homfe Monday afternoon. His daughtef, Lillian Stangel wil care for him:' Mrs Roy Johnston of Des Moines is spending the Christmas week with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Don Patterson and sons. ' fr Mr and Mrs Gary Pringle ancl Michael of Iowa City spent some* time at the Harm Groens during the Christmas vacation. Mr Prln- gle is attending Iowa University*. Mrs Pringle is the former Kathleen Groen. . , Mr and Mrs George Patterson gave a dinner Christmas Eve with the following guests pre-* sent: Mr and Mrs Don Patterson and sons George and John and Mrs Roy Johnston, Burt; the Kenneth Pattersons of Swea City and Mrs Elizabeth Patterson. Mr and Mrs Chet L. Webb and Gary of Algona and David Miller were Christmas dinner guests on Sunday at the Jessie M. Rash home. Mr and Mrs Newton Heiter of- Algona called at the R. L. Moore home Sunday afternoon. The women are sistei's. Christmas day visitors at the E; A. Junkermeier home were the son-in-law and daughter, Mr and MYs Harold Dobbenberger, Max and Rex of Hedrick and Miss Alma Junkermeier of Estherville: Mr and Mrs C. M. Gross had, the following guests at their home for Christmas Monday dinr ner: Mr and Mrs Richard Grosj : and children of Lone Rock; Mr and Mrs Glenn Grouse and children of Fort Dodge; Mr and Mrs Billy Gifford and son and Mr and Mrs Art Leason. The Clark Millers-of Tilonka were at the J. L. Miller home for Christmas dinner on Monday. Greg Miller is spending a few days with his grandparents. The V.F.W. W.J11 sponsor the second public card party Monday evening Jan. 16 at the Hall. Algona Airport Log Dec. 11 — Student on cross- country from Mason City in Taylorcrai't. Dec. 13—Tri-Pacer, DCS Moines Flying Service, Des Moines. • Dec. 16—Air Coupe, flown by W. J. Craig, arrived from St; Cloud, Minn. Dec. 21 — McCullough's Air Ambulance to Iowa City; Al Campbell, Kansas City, arrived in Luscombe. IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT IT ATTENTION! Tractor Owners t We will haul in FREE and Steam Clean FREE on any overhaul booked with us for next 15 days only. Truck Owners Get Overhaul Work Done at Fleet Discount For Next 15 Days »*»***( Bradley Bros. Phone 714 Algona, Iowa V, \h •ft WHY PAY MIRACLE WHIP Qt. Jar 49° SPAM Can 31c SATHER'S ASSORTED (25 Varieties To Choose From) COOKIES 1 Lb. Pkg. 29c FOLGER'S OR BUTTERNUT COFFEE I Ib. 79 With Any Grocery Order of $5 or Coca Cola 6 Bottles 29 COCK-O-THE-WALK Peaches No. 212 Tin Juice Oranges 2 Grapefruit 1O Large POTATOES - U.S. No. 1 Cherokees 50 LB. BAG 1.49 GOVT. GRADED U. S. CHOICE Beef Roasts Ib. ARMOUR'S TRAY PACK Sliced Bacon Ib. LIBBY NO. 5 TIN TOMATO JUICE 29c HAPPY HOST CATSUP 2 lg. Bottles 29c FLAVORITE SALTED WHOLE CASHEWS, 1 Lb. Pkg. 79c FLAVORITE SALTED .MIXED NUTS . 1 Lb. Pkg. 89c PIK NICK - CAN SHOESTRING POTATOES ... 19c PETER PIPER DILL PICKLES. Qt. 29c GRANDEE THROWN STUFFED OLIVES 49c GRANDEE JUMBC NO. 1 RIPE OLIVES Lg.Tin 39c Perch Fillets Cello Pkg. Ib. ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^w ^^^^^^^ ^^mmn^^^ •MMBBPBI^^^ Beef Quarters HIND QUARTERS lb.29« GOOD SELECTION - CUT AND WRAPPfD NO iXTRA CHARGE, TO YOUR DESIRE f YIRYOAY PRICES

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