The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 29, 1955 · Page 21
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 29, 1955
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Newcomers Lend Healthy Hand To Adopted Family A Christmas was made merrier as a result of the efforts of over 40 organisation* and individuals who adopted f*rn* Hies for Christmas in ihis area. One of the groups adopting a family was Ihe Mew comer* Club, composed of local residents who have rnad« Algona their home in recent tncmihs. Pictured above are iwo member* of a club committee with the gift* they had gathered and prepared for delivery to their adopted family. At the left is Mrs Dean Grau, 211 So. Lowe, and at th« right is Mrs Arlo Murken, of 1109 E. Lucas. The third committee member was Mrs Hyland Phillips who Was riot present when the picture was taken. There are 24 active members in the Newcomers Club, and about 40 families contributed to the gift collection above. (Upper DCS Moines flashfolo). Storm Lakes Laces Algona Cagers By 75-60 Margin year's outstanding outfit. Tlie 1954-55 tg&rn went on to post a 19-6 season trtafk, falling in the finals bf the sub-state to state champion Ames. Algona has rolled up a 82.2 scoring average to the opponents' 53.5 through the first eight games, and Meyer, with a 15.6, average, and Nelson, with a 13 pTjlfit average are the top scorers. the squad Is drilling how for a vefy rugged eight-game January slate, which includes five games away from home. TWO of the games afe with undefeated Webster City, Jan. 13 here, and Jan. 31 there. Opening game after the holiday break will be with Swea City at Swea City, Tuesday, Jan. 3. Two cat-toads of A-squad members are "attending the Big seven Basketball Tournament at Kansas City tins weekend. e«fller*fle« W WeiSster City ...... -5 Algona .......... ____ 4 Eagle Grove ......... 4 iowa Falls ......... -.3 Humboldt ______ . ____ 2 Clerfr Lake .......... 2 Hampton ........ ____ 1 Clarion ._.. ...... ____ 1 Algona's Bulldogs traveled to Sturm Laki: Friday night and ft'!! to thc> home dub, 75-50. in n much closer than the score indicate. Storjn Lake got off to a hot rtart, while the Bulldogs were cold. Algona missed its first 8 attempts from the field as the hosts hit three of four for a 6-0 lead at the outset. Algona bounced bac-k, and while holding Storm L;ikt's vaunted inside attack to a minimum, cut the margin to 30-27 at the half. Doug Meyer, who suffered a severe .inkle sprain in drills during the week before, the contest, fouled out with four'minutes left in the third period and Storm Lake, shooting like mad hatters from the outside, built up a ten point cushion at the three-quarter mark. Coach Bob King's crew refused to play dead, and with Rod Kickbush and Bob Harms taking important roles, chopped the leaders' margin to 6U-o6 with two minutes of play remaining. Storm Lake began a stall, and the Bulldogs were forced to go after the ball in an attempt to salvage the game. The winners rolled up their 15 point bulge as the game ended. Harms turned in "his "best all- around performance of the campaign. His ball-handling, defense and scoring were tops all night. He got 12 points, Meyer ;md Nelson ten each and Kickbush nine. Rod's rebounding was again outstanding and kept the locals right on the heels of Storm Lake throughout. The locals thus hit the holidays with a 6-2 record, far better than the 5-4 mark turned in by last LuVerne Racks Goldfield Twice Lu Verhe rocked Goldfield twice at LuVerne Dec. 20. The girls ^downed last year's state champion outfit, 58-56, in a thriller, and the boys shot their way to a 74-40 verdict in the nightcap. The'winners had a 30-25 lead at the half in the girls game and clung to the edge until the end. Harper had 37 points and Patterson 15 for LuVerne, while Robinson got 28 and Frakes 20 for the losers. After a close first period. Lu- Verne pulled away to a 34-18 halftime lead and took the finale with ease. Joe Henderson tallied 28 points, Stripling 18, Weber 11 and Toby ten for LuVerne. Bell and Smith topped the losers with 15 and 12, respectively. Corwith Takes 2 Wesley Games Corwith whacked Wesley twice at Wesley, Dec. 20. as the girls won the opener. 65-43. and the boys took the finale, 72-38. The winners raced to a 35-15 halftime bulge in the girls game and won easily as Bonnstetter notched 27 points, Shipman 19 and Yeoman 15. Wesley was led by Bleich with 22 and Downs with 15. Corwith rolled to a 25-7 first period lead and was never slow- ed'down in the boys game. Burial Tuesday Mrs Griffith, 61 Mrs Anna Pehrson Griffith, of Swea- City, 61, died early Sat* urday morning in a rest home at BUrt. Mrs Griffith had suffered a paralytic stroke about a week before her death and her twn sons, Wayne, of Swea City, and Keith, of Van Huys, Cflllf., had been called to her bedside. Keith had returned to California only a day of two before his mother s death. Born March 31, 1894, Mrs Griffith was the daughter of the late John E. Pehrson and his wife Augusta, pioneer settlers Of Eagle township. Educated in the township schools and in the Swea City high school, Mrs Griffith taught rural schools in this area until her marriage to Floyd Griffith, which took place Feb.' 9, 1916. The couple farmdd in this community for several years, then moved to Sw.ea City, where Mr Griffith died on Jan. 21, 1-934. ' Funeral services were he!d there at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev S. H. Hammer was in charge of the services and burial was in the Harrison township cemetery. Besides the two sons, survivors include her mother, Mrs Augusta Pehrson of Bancroft; 5 grandchildren;, and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs Arthur Hovey (Esther), Kenosha, Wis.; Oscar, Pasadena, Calif.; Mrs Leonard PonSness (Edna), Los Angeles, Calif.; Roy, Swea City: Bernard, Sioux Falls. S. D.; Mrs Charles Scholtes (Vida), .Bancroft and Mrs Martin Swanson [Berniece), Fairmont, Minn. Two brothers. Robert and Arthur, and a sister, Mrs Paul Udy (Emily) preceded Mrs, Griffith in death. 15 Better 200, Hawkeye Lanes Don Smith. Sr. and Leo Aulich grabbed the spotlight at Hawkeye Lanes this week. Smith's 230 total was the top single line and Aulich turned in a triplicate, three, lines of 1JJ8. Others over 200 were Hank Furst 209. Palmer Jensen 221. Harry Lichty 207, Loyal Gingrich 205, John Intermill 227, Herb Hedlund 216, Paul Engen 205. Harold Lampright 223, Bill Johnson 203, Francis Arnoldy 202. Joe- Murray 217. Hariey Hutchinson 202. Dick Godfredsen 202 and Louie Lynk 204. Dan Turner To Speak Friday Dah tui'her of Corning, governor of Iowa from 1931 to 1933, will be the principal speaker at an organizational meeting of the National Farmers Organization at the Humboldt Livestock Auction sales barn, Friday evening. Dec. 30, starting at 8 o'clock. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the NFO program to farmers of the area. A similar meeting was held in Algona at the Algona Sales Barn several weeks ago. The NFO has passed resolutions to petition the government for 100 percent of parity for farm products, a $20 floor for butcher hogs and a $30 floor for choice cattle. The organization says it is nonpolitical and does hot favor any form of action except through legitimate and legal channels in an effort to improve the farm price picture. Buscheri Buy Hovty Implement The sale of the Hovey implement Co. by Lionel Hovey to Gilbert and Dick Buscher was announced Monday. The new owners have taken possession. Mr Hovey has been associated in the implement business for the past 18 years. His plans for the future are indefinite. Gilbert Buscher is now operating the business alone, pending Llie forthcoming discharge of his brother froin the armed forces. FURNITURE CLEARANCE SAVE UP TO O ON NEW FURNITURE IN STOCK!' Odds and Ends - Discontinued Styles, etc. Those Rockers You've Been Wanting Are Here Now! Only $29.95 SEE THEM IN OUR* WINDOW I Burial Friday For West Bend Lady Mrs Cecil Sampson, 5tf, the former Marie Ketelsen of West Bend, died Christmas day at her home in Council Bluffs. Services will'be held at Council Bluffs Wednesday, and the body Vill be returned to West Bend where further rites will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the First Methodist church. The Rev. Harold N. Olson will officiate. Burial will be in West Bend cemetery with the Bogaard Funeral home in charge. Mrs Sampson is survived by her husband: one son, Albert of Council Bluffs; four brothers, Tom. Arnold and Harry Ketelsen of West Bend and Jack Ketelsen of Algona; and four sisters, | Mr? George Balgeman of Ames, I Mrs Art Dietrich of Rodman, and | Mrs Ralph Morgan and Miss Edna Ketelsen. both of Algona. Her parents and one sister preceded her in death. Thursday, December M, 1955 Algeria (Id.) Upp«f 6« Mdin*i-5 * * .. .... li.. •;'...'....-^ifc-!^ .-^-^-L.- „ Brain Tumor Is Fatal To Former Swea City Man Swea Giiy — Ralph Johnson, 40, son of Mr and Mrs F. O. Johnson, longtinje residents of Swea City now living in Minneapolis, died Dec. 24 at Swedish Hospital, Minneapolis, following surf/fry for brain tumor performed two days previous. Mr Johnson had been in poor health for the past 5 years but had attended the funeral of his uncle, Jacob Peterson, in Swea City only a month before his death. He was born in Swea City in March, 1916 and was graduated from the local schools. Shortly after his graduation, he went to Minneapolis, where he later married. At the time of his death he was acting 'as manager for a group of apartment houses. Services were held Dec. 27 «Jt Mt. Olivet Lutherah church in Minneapolis and burial was made in Lakewood cettietery there. Survivors include his parents, Mr and Mr? F. O. Johnson, his wife Frances and son Frank, three brothers, Renhqld, Alfred and Arthur, all of Minneapolis; and a sister, Mrs Edwin Gustafson (Florence) of Chicago. Relatives from this area who attended the funeral services included the Vern Johnsons, (he Milton Petersons, Mr and Mrs Harold Peterson, all of Swea City. Mrs Lyln Blair and sons Miirlin and Eugene of Winnebago. Minn.. Mr and Mrs J. C. Johnson of Fairmont. Minn., and their son. Lt. Col. Robert Johnson of Fort Worth, Texas, who is visiting his parents . Swea Elevator ed secretary 9hd Martin Tokhcirri was ruelected as a director. Lee Alward is manager, and 1 other officers are George Harner, president; Cecil Thorson, vice president; W. R. Smith, Er- - vin Link and Walter Bronen. directors. GAS- TOON'- KYimEO'S In Expansion Stockholders of the Farmers Co-Operative Elevator at Swea City have voted to buy the annex to the present plant from H. L. Ogood. former manager. The building is about five years old The purchase price was given as $75,000. The group voted to purchase a quonset storage building adjoining the elevator plant for S20.000 about three weeks ago. In the only elections taking place at the annual meeting. Rudolph F.. Peterson was reelcct- "I think it's a leak through that \ patch, covering that patch, over that one." Eliminate the guessing, we are your answer to lire repair service. KEN G- LEO'S Phillips "66" Service Bulk Tank Wagon Service Phone 967 East State St. Top Kegler Mel R it-ken was the top kegler at Barry's this week with a 227 line. Others over the 200 mark included Soup Briggs 224, .Venn Teeter 200, Don Johnson '2f2,r Dennis Lickteig 221 and Don i Lickteig 202. Find Early Day Coins, LuVerne A collection of early-day coins has been unearthed in the Lu- Verne vicinity. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Robert Linnihan of Kilkenny, Minn., and other members of a crew employed to lengthen an M. & St. L. bridge a mile west of LuVerne, were excavating along the grade. Throwing aside dirt they noticed shiny objects at the bottom of a hole about three feet deep. There were 19 Indian head pennies, corroded, but the earliest dates were 1862. a 2 tent piece, dated 1869. and others, dated in the years between..' • The coins were not tn.>--a::cba- tainer, and how they got there is a mystery of early-day county ED WOIF, Owner ALGONA ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PURCHASE OF THE Hovey Implement We are pleased to annuonce the recent purchase of the Hovey Implement Co., located on North Main street. We have now taken possession and invite your patron- aye in the days ahead. We will continue to handle the Minneapolis-Moline line "of farm equipment. Fred Erickson will continue as shop mechanic, repairing machinery of all makes. Come qjjt and see us soon. Buscher Bros. Implement GIB & DICK BUSCHER, Owners THANK YOU It has been a pleasure to serve the many farm folks in this area the past 18 years. And it is with deep regret that I announce the sale of my implement business for health reasons. However, I know the Buscher brothers will continue to offer you fine service. Sincere thanks to my many customers these past years. Your patrgnage has always been appreciated. L. E. Hovey All Courthouse Offices Will Close From Saturday, December 31 at Noon to 1 Tuesday, January 3 For Income Tax Figuring THE UPPER DES MOINES PUB. CO. OFFERS ADDING MACHINES FOR f~* OR RENT NEW MACHINES BY R, C. ALLEN VICTOR REMINGTON BURROUGHS AU TYPES USED MACHINES FOR SALE OR RENT See Our Large Display. Now i You Can Depend On The UDM For The Best Deal I UPPER DES MOINES Phone 1100. PUBLISHING CO. Algona

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