The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 13, 1956 · Page 60
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 60

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 13, 1956
Page 60
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Mirth 13,195* er 29ess iMoinrs I am Very Happy to N. I Assume Ownership of Barry's Recreation — And to become a member, together with my family, of this fine community. I have only been here with you in Algona for a few days, and took over active operation of the business on Monday, but even in that short time the friendliness and cordiality extended to me have been wonderful. As owner and manager of "La try's Recreation", I sincerely welcome you all, and I hope and trust I may carry on the fine record established by the Barry's. I am very interested in meeting you all, and knowing you personally, and I can assure you it will be a pleasure to serve you in a friendly manner for many years to come at "Larry's Recreation." LARRY KNOLL "LARRY'S RECREATION' A Welcome to Larry Knoll, and a "Thank Community You" to the — We are very gratified that ownership of Barry's Recreation can pass into the hands of as friendly people as the Knolls, and we sincerely welcome Larry Knoll as the new owner. Mr. Knoll brings a wide experience, both in this type of business and in such others as farming, and we are confident that as "Larry's Recreation" the business will continue to enjoy a splendid and growing patronage. We takt thil opportunity to express deep and sincere thanks to all of you for tht friendship and patronage you have given to Barry's Recreation over the years. We extend best wishes to Larry Knoll, and his family, and once again — our heartfelt thanks to you all. WM. A. BARRY, JR. ESTATE By Mrs. Coleen Barry iXKUTRlX Barry's Recreation Here ' m , Now Is 'Larry's Recreation' WM. A. BJpnY, JR. CHAS. B. BARRY WM. A. BARRY, SR. Former LuVerne Woman Reaches 100th Birthday LuVerne — On Tuesday, Feb. 28, Mrs U. S. Grant of Mason City, celebrated her 100th birthday at a family gathering at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs Frank Brown of 'Nora Springs. A birthday cake was made and decorated by Mrs Edward Hof of LuVerne, niece of Mrs Grant. Present for the basket dinner were Mr and Mrs Edward Hot of LuVerne and Mr and Mrs Donald Dean of Corwith. In her life time Mrs Grant has enjoyed very good health, but in late years her eyesight has failed and she has gotten very deaf, and it is very difficult to converse with her. She has.; been very active all her life and until last year maintained her own home in Nora Springs. After a back injury last year she and Mr Grant went to live in a nursing home in Mason City. :''Mrs* Grant was a resident of the Auburn 'Community about 50 years; ago*- moving from there to Fort Dodge and later to LuVerne, Iowa,' where they lived many years. Mrs Anna Grant is the mother of four sons and two daughters: Henry Holly of Mason City; Charles Brown of Auburn; Harry Brown of Torrence, Calif.; Frank Brown, of Nora Springs; Mrs Elmer Buffham of Santa Ana, Cal. One daughter, Mrs Charles Buffham of Minneapolis, Minn., died several years ago. She has 12 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. Pre-School Roundup 'The pre-school roundup was held Tuesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. in the activity room in the east annex. Mrs Guy Andre is the teacher, assisting were Mrs Fidelia Kiilshplm, from the County Supt's office in Algona and Miss Joyce Hayden, Kossuth County Public Health Nurse. Also assisting with the beginners were^Mrs B. E. Martin, Linda Sorensen and Vera Hanselman. They conducted games and served light refreshments. Thirty - two were enrolled: Michele Andre, Bradley Bigings, James Bristow, Ronald Bierl, Jean Casey, Wanda Darland, Rebecca Daley, Mark .Allen Daugard, Donald Foth, Steven Gatton, Mona Harris, Erna Hinz, Karen Hersbergen. Mary Jo Hjelmeland, ;Donald Janssen, Lois Janssen, Coleen Johns, Tommy Miller, Philip Morriss,- • -Jerry Norris, Douglas- Nelson, Mickey Pergande, Ronald Plathe, Katherlnd Reddel, Rhonda Six, Michael Stripling, Henry Schnakenberg, Dean Struthers, Duane Will, Kim Weydert and Beth Zimmerman. Kindergarten will start March 19. I Tailoring Class On T.V. The climax of the twelve weeks adult tailoring class was held on Wednesday, March 7, when the fifteen entries modeled their finished garments over KGLO-TV from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Under the supervision of Mr Waddy, Estherville and with the assistance of LARRY KNOLL Mr Willy Blumberg of Algona, coats, suits, jackets and a pair of trousers were constructed and modeled. Personnel of the class .were Mrs Albert Hefti, Mrs Cecil Baker, Mrs Harold Nielson,,.Mrs Clem i Stripling, ; Mrs ^Glenniss Harper, Mrs Wilder Roekwood, Mrs Ralph Oxley, Mrs B. E. MarV tin, Mrs John M. Skogmo, Mrs John Voss, Jr., Mrs Robert Hardcopf, Mrs Dennis Carroll, Mrs Bryce Wickett, Miss Eleanor Petersen and Mrs Carl Swanson. Monte Oxley and Donald Carroll, high school students, modeled the trousers and jacket made by their mothers. Larry Knoll, Charles City, Is New Owner Yesteray — Monday, Mar. 12 — the name "Barry's Recreation" became , "Larry's Recreation", ns Laurence Knoll took over as new owner and was on hand to meet and greet visitors to. his place of business. Billy Sarry, St., acted as "official introducer", and will remain in 1 the popular recreation center in that capacity for a few days to assist Larry Knoll* coming acquainted with customers and the business. Knoll recently purchased the business from the Wm. A, fiarry, Jr. estate. . ; Mr Knoll has moved here with his family from Charles City, and they will reside; in a home at 219 West State street. - ; ,, 47 Continuous Years - '; The change of ownership rriarksV' the culminatibn of 47 years .of continuous business operation here by the Barry family, a period of almost half a century, during which the "Barry" name has been a part of the Algona business scene. The death of Wm. A. Barry, Jr., last December rtiark- < ed the end of the third generation in Barry business operations, which began in 1909 when Charles B. Barry established a Cigar factory in Algona, producing cigars that were sold locally and in the north Iowa area. This "factory" was located* at the site of the present Pink Petal flower shop, on courthouse square. In 1914, Charles Barry founded Barry's Recreation here, and operated it until his death in' 1927 at the age of 64. The first quarters of the business Were located in the building now occupied by the United Variety store, until the move to the present location of the business was made in 1937. . • ' These finished be displayed window. garments will in Blake's Store Harry Von Draska entered Mercy hospital, . in Fort Dodge, Maroh 3, ''where he is receiving medical treatment. 2»»s»»a»»^mc^ "An Old Favorite at BARRY'S Is Still The Same LARRY'S It is with sincere sentiment that we pay our respects to the Barry famjly, with whom we have had such pleasant relations over the years. We have considered it a privilige to have our Ice Cream products available at Barry's Recreation . . . and now we greet Larry Knoll as the new owner of a fine, established business in the fine town of Algona. Good wishes to you, Larry's Recreation! Srluujuis »r»if iH>. .. Bill Barry, Sr,, "went on the road" for the cigar factory at the age pf seventeen, as a cigar saltis* man, and tyen entered the operation of Barry's Recreation ; in May of 1914. BiU, 3r. 5 ran the .business for 17% years .after the death of his father, and in 1946 Bill Barry, Jr. succeeded his Dad as manager of Barry's - Recreation, >runriing the business for just thirty days short of ten .years. ;', : • Wm. A. ' Barry, Sr. Has: not yet announced his future plans, beyond assisting the new owner in getting acquainted. , '; Former Turner ' i Laurence Knoll, new owner and operator of "Larry's Recreq- tion'V 'comes here from Charles City, where for the past three years he has been in the cattle- raising business on his farm. He was born, rat Adams, Minn,, and as a young boy moved with his family to a farm near Garner. He -attended country school .in that area, *and later when the. Knolls moved to a farm near Dougherty, Iowa, he finished high school there. <• Larry Knoll farmed with his father until 1 1938, and then spent four years in the circulation department of the Des Moihes Register, with headquarters at Cres- tpn and Fort Dodge. In 1942, he was employed by Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica, Calif., returning to Iowa in 1946 where he purchased a recreation business in Charles City. In 1952, he sold this business and re-entere4 farming and cattle-raising in that area, which he has followed up to the time, he became new owner of the Barry Recreation business in Algona. Family Here Knoll was married in 1938 to Arlene Cavanaugh of Mason City, the Knolls have two daughters, Mary Katherine, 15, and Judy Ann, 10. The two daughters are enrolled in St. Cecelia's Academy here. Larry Knoll is affiliated, with the Moose Lodge and the Knights of Columbus. In commenting on his taking over of ownership of Barry's Recreation here, Mr Knoll said: "1$ is a very great pleasure to corns to Algona and assume ownership of this recreation business, with its long record of good service to the community. I will endeavor in every way possible to maintain this record, and I realize this occasion has a sentimental value or so many residents of the Algona area." . "I want to meet and get to know the many friends of Barry's Recreation, who I hope will con* tinue to be the same good friends of "Larry's Recreation." BULLET Harold Wingate accidentally put himself in the hospital with a rifle wound recently. He was attempting to break up » dog fight, using the gun «s « dub, when it discharged into bj* bre&jt. The Whit* Hous* was first light*} by electridty in 18W dyj> ioi the fapro of President 840* janain Harrison.

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