The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 6, 1956 · Page 40
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 40

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 6, 1956
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Much 6,1956 Jlloincs Portland Twp. §y MM. Vlctdf Pitch • The Portland Social club will meet Thursday afternoon, March 15. instead of March 8 as previously planned, at the home of Mrs Mennet Trunkhllls Mr and Mrs Ramon Bisque of Ames spent Friday night at the home.of Mr and Mrs C. L. Young and left for Rochester Saturday morning to visit Ramon's mother who recently underwent surgery at a hospital there, Mr arid Mrs Joe Loebach and family of Whittemore were Sunday dinner guests at, the C. L. Young home. Mr and Mrs Floyd Gardner of Algona spent Sunday afternoon at the Ray Fitch home. ' Mrs Ben Potter" visited Tuesday at her sister's, Mrs Ray Fitch. Mr and Mrs Paul Dickman of Sheldon, Wis. were dinner and overnight guests at the Paul Krueger home. Mr Dickman is a nephew of Mr Krueger. Mrs Ray Fitch visited her daughter, Mrs Robert Skilling, x of Irvington, Wednesday. "It may be true that poverty is no disgrace, but it never has been used as a testimonial-of ability." HOSPITAL Two north • Iowa teen-agers wound up in a hospital, after an auto chase at 110 miles per hour. Their car, 1952 Oldfiomobile, was wrecked when it went out of control, went into a ditch and finally wound up in a creek. UDM Classifieds fay Dividend* Welcome Boys and Girls TO PENNEY'S "EASTER FASHION CENTER" For Your EASTER Fashions • Ladies' Coats OF: HOPSACKING, NYLON, WOOL CASHMERE 12 75 32 75 Siies 8-16 • Girls' Coats OF: NYLON, WOOL, RAYON 90 9 Sizes 7-14 MISSES' NEW SPRING DRESSES COMPLETE, FRESH SELECTION AWAITS YOU 3 98 to SIZES 12-20 9-15 16'/i-24'/2 PENNEY'S BRINGS YOU THE BIGGEST BLOUSE SELECTION OF THE SEASON. DRESSY - NYLONS DACRONS - COTTONS 2.98 -; 4.98 School Board Approves Sale AtSweaCity Swea Cliy-«-At a special meeting Wednesday; night, the Swea City Community school board decided to sedk permission of the citizens of the school district, to sell the residence property just across the street west from the new school building. A separate ballot will be given out at the regular school election March 12 for a vote oh the issue. If it carries, the board will advertise for sealed bids, which will be opened some time next month. The property cbn- sists of a 7-room residence and a smaller building. The lot is approximately 70x150 feet. Under the present school law, the board does not have the authority to sell any property without permission of the citizens in the district. Mr and "Mrs Walter Peterson and family have returned from an eight day visit in Illinois, where they visited her brother and family, the Wallace Lindes at Champaign, Mr Peterson's aunts, Hattie and Ruth Erickson at Rockford and also Wayne Glass near Galesburg. Mr Glass was a navy buddy of Mr Peterson. Mr and Mrs G. D. Curtis and Mr and Mrs Frank Smouse and family attended the open house Sunday for the 25th wedding anniversary 'observance of Mr and Mrs Frank Rhubee at Buffalo Center. Mr Rhubee is the bro-, ther of Mrs Curtis and the uncle of Mr Smouse. Fuel for diesel engines is injected into the cylinders through holes as small as l/5000th of an inch. IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT IT Kossuth Folks Gather At Iowa Picnic In L A. Offer Gl's Farm School Course A meeting of all young farmers interested in enrolling in a GI farmers' training school will be held in the Whittemore public school tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. In order for a school to be set up, 18 registrations are necessary. A representative from Deri Moines will be present at the meeting to interview prospective applicants and answer any questions concerning the proposition. If the necessary number of en- collees are found, the school could be set up immediately. Lt. Col. Wilson At Refresher Course John B. Wilson, RFD No. 2, Burt, Iowa, was to report to the Commandant, The Transportation School, Foil Eustis, Virginia, on March 4. He will attend a two week's Transportation Officer refresher course at Fort Eustis. He has been ordered to active duty for training in his army grade of Lieutenant Colonel, Transportation Corps, U. S. Army Reserve. The special training he will receive is a part of the Army Reserve "Full-time citizen, part- time soldier" program. WANT ADS BRING RESULTS NOW Double-Loop Knit For Wear You Never Dreamed Possible! 125 PR New Spi Shades New Glamour Sheer Stretchable "GAYMODE NYLONS THE SECRET'S IN THE NEW REVOLUTIONARY DOUBLE-LOOP KNIT New Fashion Shades! Try a Box Soonl SPRING'S IN VIEW IN EVERY EASTER SHOE SHOES FOR THE FAMILY FROM PENNEY'S EVERY PAIR "SANITIZED" FOREVER FRESH I STORE HOURS - 9:00 A.M. -r §;30 P.M. OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT WELCOME! BANCROFT BUSY BEES Left to right. Back row: Patty Cogley, Darlene Simmons, Carol Rahe (p). Betty Lensing (vp), Betty Cogley, Patty Rahe, Margaret Alvey, Jo Ann Vaske. Front row: Anne Schillt, Beverly Diers, Jan* Vaske, Christine Schiltz. Leader: Mrs Clarence Diers, Bancroft. SEE OUR DISPLAY AT THIS STORE SATURDAY I WELCOME PRAIRIE FUTURE FARMERS Left to right. Back row: Merle Brinbaumer, Jerry Grant, Bob Chambers, Tom Mullins, Bob Grandgenelt, Bill Grant. Front row: David Grandgeneit. Robert Grant, Raymond Johnson. John Hobscheidt, Dwight Spangler, Don Grant (p). Absent: Kermit Studer and Bill Mullins (vp). Leader: Bernard Spangler, Corwiih. SEE OUR DISPLAY AT THIS STORE SATURDAY ! Botsford Lumber Co. In NfW toileting On South Phillips Street By Burrell and Buddy Mason Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 25— The Upper Des Moines must be giving subscriptions to the Weather Bureau men in this area! How else can you account for the fact that the. California weather, which was delivering tidal waves for an unusually damp week, came through with a sunshiny, lovely day for today's picnic? Early this morning, lowans started to gather in Sycamore Grove Park for the Mid-Winter Picnic of the Iowa State Society of the California Federation of State Societies. As usual, the Kossuth County Group was one of the largest, and friendliest gatherings at this semi-annual Los Angeles gathering. 'A last minute change in picnic sites, from Lincoln Park to Sycamore Grove was effected with a minimum of confusion. There were 35,000 picnic guests. Kossuth County folks arrived early headed by our old standby early birds, Ernie Taylor, Otto Elbert and Ed Chambers. We never have to search for the Kossuth County assembly point. These three "out-riders" watch the park entrances and pilot us directly to our destination. He Got The News Ernie Taylor greeted us with: "My Algona-Upper Des Moines arrived this morning! And, it had four items about relatives of mine in it!" August Pearson, who formerly owned "Golden Hill Farm". 2 miles north of Burt, was an early arrival. Mr Pearson is visiting in Los Angeles. He now lives in Litchfield, Minn. His seven children were all raised in Bancroft. Mr and Mrs Edward A. Genrich were greeting old friends. They left Algona in 1954. The couple now live in Duarte where they own and operate the Duarte Trailer Park. Their party included Mrs Marie Hawcott and Lee and Bessie Hopkins of Algona. Mr and Mrs Genrich have entertained a number of callers from Iowa this winter including, Mr and Mrs Harry McMurray, John Dunn and family, Homer Tuttle, Mr and Mrs Andy Foster, Charley and Bess LaBarre, Herman Hauberg, Alice Ditsworth and her son, Bob. Mrs Genrich informed us that Dale McDowell, former Algona teacher is now teaching in Burbank, Calif, He is a frequent visitor at the Genrich home. She also told us that Russell and Zelba Maxwell moved out to Ontario last September. Zelba is attending college and Russ »is a top car salesman with Jess and Wayne Riddle in Pomona. Mr and Mrs Abner Long of Algona and Davenport, recently enjoyed a leisurely trip to the West Coast. They stopped off in Phoenix to spend a month with daughter Arbadee and- her hubby, Carson Taylor. They later spent a month in San Diego and Los Angeles. On their return trip, they plan on stopping off in Phoenix once more to see their other daughter, Doris, now Mrs Glee Pitcher who will be visiting the Taylors in Phoenix. Ed Chambers told us of his Algona visit last year and said he intends to return next year. His brother John Chambers resides in Klemme. At the moment, John is visiting his son, Wayne, in San Bruno, Calif. Hauberg And Long H. M. Hauberg and Abner Long were enjoying a bit of reminiscence dating back to the time they started working in Algona. Seems that Mr Hauberg was hired as a clerk in the Chris- chilles Store on Friday the 13th of April, 1905. Due to the supposedly unlucky date, he wondered, at the time, if the job would last. Perhaps he had cause to wonder, for he was only with the Chrischilles concern for 47 years! At this point Mr F. D. Mathes joined in. He operated the Mathes Cafe for about 17 years. TOP EM OFF wift REAL BUTTER YOU TASTi IHi ilG PlfFCfIMCf fVfN MORI ON HO! fOOW I _. Laughingly, he stated that he gained a reputation for being able to fill short order of his customers. The secret. No! He didn't have a King-size ice-box! He had a back door that was close to a grocery back door. When.a customer would order anything he didn't have, he'd duck out the back door and.get a rush order of whatever the customer want* ed. T. J. Vincent, who celebrated his 90th birthday on Feb. 22, joined the group as Mr Mathes finished his story.. Knowing how the messers. Long, Hauberg and Mathes like to joke, we're not too certain about that 90 yeaiv old-anniversary. From all appearances, we'd take Mr Vincent to be about 30 years shy of being 90! At present he's visiting his son, Vei;le T. Vincent (Algona) and his wife Theresa, who was Theresa Pertl of Whittemore before her marriage. Verle Vincent is engaged in home-building in the Whittier area. P. J. Heikens Present i Mr and Mrs P. J. Heiken \yere a popular couple. Mr Heiken was engaged in the automotive business in Swea City for over 50 years. Elected to the Kossuth County Board .of Supervisors, he served 12 years on the Board. His son, Maurice Heiken, and family, .are living in San Diego, at present, where Maurice is managing two large drug stores for the Owl Drug Co. The P. J. Heikens plan on driving back to Swea City in' June. This •vill be their 43rd round trip. Ted Rantzow name over to welcome us. Ted has been out here 35 years. He's the son of Herman Rantzow who, for years, operated the Rantzow Shoe Rebuilding Service in Whittemore. Ted is an old friend of Otto Elbert. Both Ted and Otto attended school in. Whittemore. Ted studied electrical engineering, coming to California in 1920, .he went into business as manufacturers representative. Grace and Arthur L. Jackman, of Algona,. are here .visiting sister-in-law, Alice Ditsworth and' The Jackmans are Coast about' son Robert. leaving the , .,, ........ March 1; to visit their .aaugnter, Phyllis Ryan in Orange, Tex. From there,, theylll^take their time making the retorn trip to Algona. ' Otto Elbert On Hand Otto Elbert is still greeting celebrities at hotels in Hollywood. Otto and Ernest Taylor have a continuous cribbage game so closely matched that the winner- loser score resembles the results of rematching professional wrestr lers. For money, too! Otto claims he's 3 ten-thousandths of a cent ahead of Ernie! It's always a pleasure to see the family of John F. Lunstrum, again. This cheerful young couple with their bright-eyed youngsters somehow seem to represent the typical young American family. This time, we met a new member of the family, a clean- cut, fine looking young man named Vernon Eugene McGee, of Van Nuys, Calif. Elizabeth Lunstrum announced that she'd changed her name to McGee on Feb. 18. Mrs Lunstrum, the former Maxine Samp, introduced us to her mother, Selma Godfredson of Algona, who is spending the winter with the Lunstrums. Selma plans on returning to Iowa about April 1. Meanwhile she'll visit her son, Kenneth Samp, and his family in Santa Monica. Mr and Mrs J. L. Bedell, of Algona, are visiting California for the winter. They're staying at Long Beach. They'll return home about the 1st of May. Mr and Mrs Harold Berkeland (She's the former Marian Gade) have been out here a year. They met while attending school in Fenton, were school sweethearts and later married. Harold has charge of athletic equipment at the California High School In Whittier. When in Fenton, he played basketball and baseball. As a junior at Fenton High, his baseball team was within ona game of going to the State Tournament in 1945. With the Berkelands, was Marvin Berkeland, Hal's brother. Marvin lives with Harold and Marian at their home in Whittier. Marvin also was an outstanding athlete. At present, Marvin is working for Worley & Co., Steel Locker Manufacturing Co. Another husky, young athlete introduced himself as Kenneth Meyer, who has been with the Air Force for 3 years. A young stalwart with an engaging personality, he's the son of Mr and Mrs W. H. Meyer, of Algona. When attending Lone Rock High, Ken played on the baseball and basketball teams. Though busily engaged in Air studies, the Air Force has discovered his ability as a 3rd baseman and pitcher and is using his diamond prowess to help chalk up an imposing run of winning games. Mi- and Mrs Ralph C. Prieba are temporarily visiting Gordon, and Mable Pnebe, and may locate here in California. Gordon was a Lone Rock boy and Mable is the former Mable Dreyer ot Fenton.

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