The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 17, 1956 · Page 22
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 17, 1956
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4-AI96HO (la.) Upper De» Mdines Tuesday, January 17, 1956 GELS AA.O I.N',$,$ Silver Anniversary Open house was held Sunday at the Methodist church for Mr and Mrs Victor Applegate of Ames whose silver wedding anniversary was being observed. Arrangements were made by the couple's daughters, Mrs Lawrence Miller, Mrs Darrell Swart?, and Eleanor Kay Applegate. Mrs Richard Noll, of Corwith roured, Mrs Wayne Smith cut nd served the cake, Mrs Willia:n Runchey, Mrs Ralph Harberts and Mrs Glenn Smith serv- eti and Eleanor Kay Applegate had charge of the gifts, A son Robert and son-in-law Darrell Swartz are in service in Germany. Mr and Mrs Elmer Potter are parents of the honorees. Mr and Mrs Applegate fanned near here a number of years and later moved to Ames to make their home. About 100 guests . were in attendance. Auxiliary Initiation A meeting of the Legion Auxiliary was held Monday evening, Jan. 9, presided over by Leota Halpin, president. Mrs Lillian Foth gave a talk on "Legislation" and her division served the lunch. Initiation w'as held for senior members Shirley Wagner and Agnes Mishak and junior members Ann Cullen, Judith Meissner, Pamela Hopkins and Patricia Hopkins. r| The mid-winter conference will be held in Des Moines, Feb. 12 and 13 and will be attended by Leota Halpin, Marie Lampright, and Phyllis Carr, with Elizabeth Post, Edith Brundage and Fern Specht as alternates. The County meeting will be held here at the legion hall, Feb. 14 and will be in charge of Fern Specht, Lou Kelly and Edith Brundage. Rebekah Installation At the meeting of the Rebekah lodge held Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, officers installed by district deputy Neva Robinson and staft of Wesley were as follows: noble grand, Betty Galbraith; vice noble grand, Linea Hiserodt; secretary, Mabel Lund; treasurer, Bernitas Lynk; Right Support to noble grand, Myrtle Turnbaugh; left support to noble grand, Bertha Spear; right support to vice noble grand; Harriet Schmidt; left support to vice noble grand, Blanche Lage, Warden, Darlene Feaster; Conductor, Florence Peterson; Chaplain, Esther Barton; Inside guard, Phoebe Hill; outer guard, Tena Behrends. Royal Neighbors Install ,< Members of the Royal Neighbor Lodge met Jan. 11 and installation was held with installing officer Zelba Brown presiding, assisted by Marshall Bernitas Lynk. The following were installed; Oracle, Atha Hardgrove; vice oracle, Bernadine Allen; Past oracle, Bertha Spear; Chancellor, Myra Ostrum; Recorder, Eva Potter; Receiver, Esther Helberg; Marshall, Bernitas Lynk; Assistant Marshall, Zelba Brown; Inner Sentinel, Elizabeth Post; Outer sentinel, Audrey Frye, Managers, Bea Baldwin and Audrey Frye. The Graces will be appointed later. Birthday Honors Mrs Charles LaBarre entertained at a family dinner Wednesday evening honoring her husband's birthday. Those in ar* tendance were Mr and Mrs Dennis Gahari' of Humboldt, Mr and Mrs Bob LaBarre and Mr and Mrs Murray Mowers and the respective children. Thursday evening Mr and Mrs Ed Wilkins entertained the members of the birthday club as further celebration for Mr LaBarre. Members are Mr and Mrs LaBarre, Mr and Mrs Wilkins, Dr. and Mrs A. W. Amunson and Dr. and Mrs Harold Meyer. Congregational Fellowship Circles of the Congregational Fellowship will meet as follows: Circle 1, Tuesday evening, Jan. 17 at eight o'clock, with Mrs Les Kenyon assisted by Mrs Raymond Reid, Mrs Jack Dutton and Mrs John Dutton Sr. Circle 2, Thursday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock, Jan. 19 with Mrs Hugh Raney assisted by Mrs O. B. Kinden and Ella Thompson. Circle 3, Thursday afternoon, Jan. 19 at 1:15 o'clock with Mrs Bessie Haggard assisted by Mrs H. W. Pletch and Mrs Eugene Murtayh. Episcopal Groups Meet The "Couples Club" of the St. Thomas Episcopal church met Tuesday evening in the social rooms. The refreshment and en- ertainment committee were Mr and Mrs Harold Jergenson, Mr and Mrs Clarence Fraser, Claire Anderson and Lela Gardner. The Guild of St. Thomas church will meet Thursday, Jan. 26 with Mrs Harold Jergenson. Methodist Circles Circles of the Methodist WSCS will meet Thursday afternoon, Jan. 19 as follows: Jan., Mrs W. O. Ringgenberg; Feb.. Mrs Frank Sterling: March. Mrs Robert Williams; April, Mrs Glen Gra'ham; May, Mrs Otto Schmidt; Sept., Mrs Stanley Gardner; Oct., Mrs Edna Smith; Nov., Mrs B. A. Thorpe; Dec., Mrs John Hayes. Observes Birthday Mrs Joe Deines gave a party Friday afternoon in honor of the 5th birthday of her daughter Theresa. Guests were Mrs Jason Loving and Linda. Mrs James Dodds and Susie, Mrs William Allen and Linda. The women stayed for coffee but the children remained for dinner and were taken home by Mr Deines. Honor Mrs Prahl Women who prepare the hot lunches for the school children held a party Tuesday afternoon at Mrs Lela Prahl's in honor of the birthday of Mrs Ida Chism. Other guests were Mrs Leo Steven, Mrs Paul Dremmel, Mrs Edna Mitchell, Mrs Freda Steus- sey and Helen Comfort. 25th Birthday Gary McDonald was given a party Friday evening by Mr and Mrs Leroy Nelson in honor of his 25lh birthday. Other guests were Mrs McDonald, Mr and Mrs Robert Knudson and Mr and Mrs Leonard Warner. The evening was spent at cards ana lunch was served. Mariha Circle To Meet The Martha circle of the First Lutheran church will m e e t Thursday, Jan. 19 for a 1:30 o'clock dessert luncheon with Mrs G. p. Brundage. The Sarah circle will meet the same day and same time with Mrs Mel Thompson. Ronnie Miilag, 8 Ronnie Mittag was given an after school party Thursday by his mother, Mrs Wayne Hanson, in observance of his 8th birthday. Guests .werb Bob and Melvin Olson, Gary Lane, Dana Snodgress, Gordon Odder and Richard Johnson. Baptist Women Women of the First Baptist church will meet Thursday afternoon, Jan. 19. Mrs Walter Heerdt will be hostess and Mrs Cora Martin will give the devotions. Improve Home Campaign Set "Operation Home Improvement", a nation-wide program which was officially announced in Washington, D. C., Monday, is scheduled to begin here shortly, it was announced by Jerry Donovan, Algona Chamber of Commerce chairman for the yearlong campaign. The campaign's slogan will be "56 — The Year to Fix". $109,1 A.S.C, County Funds To "56 Signers Requests may still be filed at the Kossuth County ASC office in Algona for government cost- sharing on authorized soil and water conservation practices to be carried out in 1956 under the nroerarn commonly known as ACP. The program is administered on the local level by the county and community ASC committeemen. In reviewing ACP plans for 195fi. Manager Virgil L. Rohlf of the county ASC office declared that this is an ideal time of the year for owners and operators to give serious thought to their individual farm conservation problems and to make up their minds as to what they intend to do about them. He especially urged farmers to study their conservation needs in relation to practices for which the government offers to share the cost through ACP. Complete information on practices offered in Kossuth county may be obtained at the county ASC office or from any county or community committeeman, he said. Kossuth county has been allotted $109,200 in ACP funds for 1956 and there is a possibility of additional funds being granted if needed to meet acceptable farmers' requests for participation in the program. Quite u few requests were filed during the advance sign-up conducted at township or neighborhood meetings manager Rojilf reported, but funds are still available to handle more requests. Annual S-City Creamery Meet Swea City —Approximately 130 persons attended the annual din- ne;- served to patrons and stockholders, by wives of the board of directors of the Swea City Cooperative Creamery and cold storage plant, Thursday, Jan. 11. Guest speaker for the day was Leo Benson, manager of the State Brand Creamery at Mason City. He spoke on surplus commodities, and how the government disposes of them. At the business meeting Manager Edwin Aschenbrenner gave the yearly report, which showed a profit of $6400 for the locker and creamery; 104,701 pounds of butter were made and $58,317 was taken in for the sale of whole milk. Ralph Walker was reelected and was named president of the board of directors. Other board members elected to succeed themselves were Harry Lund, and E. J. Hcidenwith. Mr Heidenwith was named vice president, and Harvey L. Larsen was elected secretary-treasurer. Walter Peterson was elected to succeed Martin Tokheim, who resigned. St. Michaels Picks Circle Leaders Whitlemore—The newly elected officers of St. Michael's circles are: President, Mrs Lester Fuchsen; vice president, Mrs C. A. Derncr; secretary, Irene Elbert; treasurer,, Mrs Francis Mullin; Circle Heads, No. 1 Mrs Robert Walker, and Mrs Elliot Wald- schmitt; No. 2 Mrs Lewis Duffy and Mrs Edmund Elbert; No. 3 Mrs James Mueller and Mrs Charles Bormann; No. 4 Mrs Maurice Fickbohm and Mrs Kcy- ron Fogarty; No. 5 Mrs Paul Ludwig and Mrs Robert Gengler; No. 6 Mrs Herman Kollasch and Mrs Joseph Zohbon; No. 7 Mrs Earl Steicr and Mrs Leonard Elbert, No. 8 Mrs Carman Adams and Mrs William Be.sch. Don Sr. Shows The Boys How Don Srniih Sr,, a post office employed for th« pft»t 48 years, took Ihe »«yenth annual post offie* bonding tdUf• namenl champibnship with a 631 series at Hawkayfe Lame* Saturday night. The nfew champion thus became the first man to Win the title twice, arid he was awarded the traveling trophy during ceremonies immediately following the toutney. Nine entrants were in the running -for ihe handicap championship. Smith's scratch count was 553, high for the night. Bill Bestenlehner wound up second with a 622 handicap score, while Dewey Skilling was third with a 604 count. High single line for the night was chalked up by Whitey Voigt, a 222. He had a 589 series. Other entrants and scores were: Stan Black S99, Jack Dutldn 579, Hal Long 576, Harold Lampright 524, and Paul Watson 495. Burt, Armstrong Divide Wins Burt and Armstrong shared a doubleheader at Burt Friday night. Burl's boys won their thirteenth game in a row, finished with its first conference championship in 14 years with a 10-0 mark, and ran its season record to 15-2 with a methodical, 69-52, verdict in the nightcap. Armstrong grabbed the girls game, 31-30, in an overtime battle. The girls contest was nip-and- luek throughout. The count was knotted, 28-all at the end of regulation time. Burt led, 30-29, when Hypes of Armstrong fired the winning basket as the horn sounded. Sheryl Smith topped Burt with 17 points, while Hypes led the winners with 13. It was Burt all the way in the boys game. The winners built up a 41-24 lead by half time and won J»ry Carman got 18 points, Gary Giddings 16, John Smidt 12 and Larry Manus 10 for Burt, while Fetters notched 20 and Schreiber 12 for Armstrong. Rodman Racks Up Two On Friday Rodman swept to two wins over Des Moines Township on the letter's court Friday night. The girls took a 70-50 decision, while the ^boys came through, 52-51. Rodman Jed all the way in the girls game as Betty Doty hit 44 points, Mersch 14 and Bargman 12. Doty shot 23 times from the field and counted 18 field goals. The win gave Rodman an 11-5 record. Dick Schall hit two free tosses in the final minute of action to give Rodmari the wih in the boys game. Schall totaled 13 points for the night as Ives got 23 for the losers, who suffered their first defeat of the season after nine wins. Rodman has a 9-7 mark. 6 More Announce For Reelection All incumbent Kosputh county courthouse elective officers have now signified their intention of running for reelection. All contacted Monday said they would seek reelection. They are, Marc Moore, county auditor; Ralph Lindhorst sheriff; Rosella Voigt, treasurer; Clara Walker, recorder; Alma Pearson, cleVk of court; and Lou Nitchals, county attorney. Moore and Nitchals are Republicans, the rest are Democrats. The four county supervisors whose terms expire either (his year or next year, have also signified their intention to run for reelection. No definite announcement had as yet been made by either Casey Loss, state representative, or D L. Dewel, state senator. Loss is a Democrat, Dewel a Republican Creamery Sets Annual Meeting Annual meeting of j-.iock- holders and subscribers of the Algona Cooperative Creamery has been set for Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Creamery Office, it was announced this week. At this meeting it .will be proposed to amend the articles of in- 1 corporation by increasing the capital slock trom $25,000 to $50,000. Election of directors for the coming year is also slated and such other business as may pro' perly come before the meeting. Early Resident Dies In West Mrs Pat Dooley, formerly Theresa Kennedy, died last night at 11:30 at 1503 East 15th St., Oakland, Calif. She was born in 1873 in Union Township, the daughter of Mr and Mrs John Kennedy. In 1900 she married Pat Dooley and they lived in Fonda, Iowa, where Pat farmed. In 1935 they moved back here, and Mr Dooley died in 1941. Shortly after that Mrs Dooley moved to California. There are three children, Donna Dooley, who lived with her mother and teaches school. Mrs Harold Schuh, Dorothy, who lives in Hayward, Calif., and Kenneth Dooley of Algona. There is a sister, Mrs Jake Glasier, St. James, Minn., and a brother Charley Kennedy of St. Paul, Minn. Funeral arrangements arc indefinite, but burial will be here Iti Calvary dernetery, here. Algona Debaters Win Hands Down Twelve Algona high school debaters and their instructor, Dick Palmer, almost stole the show during a debate contest at Em- metsblirg Saturday. In division A, which involved experienced debaters, the affirmative team of Cheryl Vander- Waal and Barbara Bourne, arid negatives David Phillips and Larry Kueck, Algona took second with a 5-1 record. The home team was on top and teams from Spencer, Sheldon, Estherville, Storm Lake, Thompson, Akron and Mason City below Algona. Algona took the Division B crown with a 5-1 mark. Connie Priebe and Marilyn Dreesman, affirmatives, and Nancy Kain arid Karen Shirley, negatives, were members of the winning team. Algona's C team, composed of Kathy Dermand, Sharon Powers, Larry Wicks and John Moxley, tied with Emmetsburg in this division for second place, ahead of Storm Lake St. Mary's and Thompson. The B division competition was for inexperienced debaters. The topic up for debate during the day was — "Federal scholar- ships based on need for high school graduates qualified for additional training." Strangest occurrence of the day took place in the Division B debating, when Algona's B-team van up against Algona'a C team in the meet which decided the final outcome. Winter Returns With Six Below The pleasant warm spell that had county citizens dreaming of an early spring came to an abrtlpt halt Saturday night. That's when the area was covered with from 1 M> to three inches of snow and temperatures dipped as the storm moved in from the north. Low temperature for the pn- riocl was a six below zero reading Monday, while Saturday proved to be the balmiest day of the winter with a high reading of 38 and a low of 33. More snow began falling during the night Monday, although no prediction as to amounts expected was forthcoming. Jan. 10 20 14 Jan. 11 2!) 10 Jan. 12 30 5 Jan. 13 -.- 35 5 Jan. M 38 33 Jan. 15 10 0 Jan. 10 .-_- 5 —-li Mr and Mrs Curt Anderson of Chicago were Christmas Holiday guests of Mrs Anderson's pav- ents, Mr and Mrs Ernest Christ. NOTICE R. G. Richardson wishes to announce that All Services at the Richardson Funeral Chapel Will Be Discontinued February 1,1 because of the ever increasing business at the Richardson Furniture Store . . . and a desire to devote all of his attention to the furniture business. We wish to thank our many friends whom we have had the privilege of serving. Your friendship and kindness shall never be forgotten. We shall always be happy to have you visit us at the furniture store where many new lines and departments are being added . . . that we may better serve you. R. G. Rl Sincerely, HOSPITALS 45th Anniversary Mr and Mrs Walter Elbert, Mi and Mis Eugene Muller, Mr and Mrs Ralph Stalzer, Mr and Mrt> Albert Weishaar and Mr and Mrs CJt-tus Stalzer, Mr and Mrs Eari Stalzer. Leroy and Harry Stalzer, Wesley, and Mr and Mrs Harold Elbert of Whttiemore attended a surprise party Tuesday evening. Jan. 10 for Mr and Mrs William Slalzer at Wesley. The entertainment was in honor of then 4;3th wedding anniversary. Pink & Blue Shower Mrs Wayne Hanson was given a surprise "pink and blue" shower Thursday evening by Mrs Oliver Bakken, Mrs Homer Clark. Mrs Margaret Hanfelt, Mrs Gaytha Olson, Mrs Leota Halpin. Mrs Elizabeth Post and Eva Bailey. "Eight Specs" The "Eight Specs" card club met Wednesday evening with Mrs John Datlun. High and low si/o;e prizes weix- won by Mrs Mil lor. Uahl and Mrs W. J. Si^bee ivs- (k*ctively. Mrs Bwch.->r Iiane wo;' u'iniu'j' '>! U>f tiavi'i p; \/.<.•. Donovan is chairman of the Algona "Operation Home 1m- orovement" general committee, which also includes Tom McGraw, H. J. Cowan, Murray Mowers, Lloyd Murke.v, Ed Wolf, Bud Robinson and Bill Steele. The second meeting of the committee was held Monday, and plans are being formulated to join with the national effort. The committee is planning a number of special features of interest to all property-owners, and these will be announced shortly. Ladies Aid At Lotts Creek Met Mrs Vic Drtyer and Mrs Ford Mittag were hostesses to tin- members of the Lotts (.'reek ladies aid Friday, Jan. 13. New programs for the vear were passed out and letters of thanks from several boys in the armed forces and a letter o| thanks regarding a memorial tor Rev. Schmiel were read. Plans lor a Valentine party Feb. H for lui.-bands and families were completed, and a farewell party lor Mrs Bannifk was planned. Hostesses for Febi nary are Mrs Harold Gross and Mi.- Ger- hail liiygert. Enlist In Marines Two Algona boys, Franci- ,1. Kiny and Kumeth H. Johnson, enlisted in the U. S. Navy recently at Ma-on City. Kir.ii. _!U, Is the .--on ol Mi- Marie Km;;, while Johnson :., 17 and the -on u_! Mi and Mr.-, C. E. John-oil. King attended Gi aeltmLt .• l,::Ji M.-IIOO! and worked at Ua\'.- Jack Spiat, whik- Johnson attended Alj.;..i.'Vj hifeh and worked fur lle^- aitv Pliiinl.iii !• ,-inr! H'-a'inu T)v\ Jan. 4 — Ervin Miltag, Algona, medical; Mrs Einil Melxger, West Bend, medical; Mrs William Hellman, Burt, medical; Mrs John Carroll, Algona, maternity. Jan. 5 — Mrs James Steven, Titonka, boy, 9-llM>; Mark W. Erpelding, Algonu, tonsilleclomy; James L. Wallburg, Algona, boarder; Mrs John Crmvley, Algona, boy, G-15'-a; Linda Ackerman. Burt, medical; Barbara Mc- Gmre, West Bend, medical; Ra- rnona fiatton, West Bund, medical: Mrs W. A. Knoll, Algona, medical; Mrs E. C. Buhnkendorf, Bancroft, medical. Jan, 6 — Mrs Edward McGuire, Algona, girl, 7-2'-; Mrs Phillip Ballard, Algona, medical; Esther Hodgson. Burt, medical: Mrs Henrietta Daub, Algona, medical; Myrtle St. John, Algona. medical. Jan. 7 — Mrs Dwavne Johnson, Bode, maternity; Mrs Marvin Er- IjeldllU',. Whiltemore, boy, 8-11 ':•; Mrs Kobert Devine, Algona. medical. Jan. 8 — Mrs llarlan Harris, Ak'.ona, boy, IM 1 :;: Mrs James 1-sliimei, Algona, medical: Mrs J. J. Wadloiyh, Algona, surgery. Jan. 9 — Mrs Kenneth "Garman. l.)ov. 7-14: Mrs Donald Coleman. Algona. maternity; James Marsu, \Vesi Bend, tonsilleetomy; John Luedtke, Fenlon, tonsillec- Uun v. Final Clearance Prices This Week On Graham's Balcony FANTASTIC LOW PRICES NOW ON ALL WINTER COATS AND DRESSES P. O. Job Open Bids are being taken at the Algona Post Office until Jan. 23, J95(5 for mail inc-ssi ngi-r job between Algona Post Office and the Milwaukee Depot. Any one inteiested should contact Postmaster VY. W. Sullivan for bid i"i in.-, before the deadline. Mi\, Florence Slianor of Mason City ha.- been a huuse guest of :.'-r n.i-re. Mr, W. E. Ley f.-r the C!;r;,.lmas Holidays. Mr and Mi, Ralph Dewey ar- i i\ '••( h'i jd:iv cvcnmi; t'nr si-vei;.! '' :-• v: ;; il ',!.,.• .Jr. ,y E. Ukena , 7.OO This Entire Group Now At FINAL Slosh To . . . $ Coats now.. 39.98 Coats now.. Fleeces, Curls, Plushes, Zibeline - extra good color and size assortment. All Winter Dresses Slashed to 3.99 Cottons, Crepes, -Prints, Failles — All Wanted Fabrics in Flattering Styles. Juniors, Misses, Half-Sizes. Large Color Assortment. ON GRAHAM'S APPAREL BALCONY

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