The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 22, 1956 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 22, 1956
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May 22,1956 glgotta iijpper 'Be* 'jfltota Surprise Honors For Two New Sexton Families By The Village Gossip Sexton—Sexton residents gathered Thursday evening ;it the Elmer Phillip's home. The occasion was a surprise party in honor of the new residents in town, Mr and Mrs Arthur Hix and Mr and Mrs Elmer Phillips. Mr and Mrs Phillips were ready for company as the Bob Kelleys had called to say they would come to visit and also to makt sure the honorees would be homo for the party. The surprise was the number of guests arriving, all prepared with lunch and extra chairs. A welcome speech was made and a gift presented to the couples by Glenn Gabrielson, representing the Neighbors. ing has stayed here at the Kirschbaum home and helped with the children. Bud Elberts, who works with fishing tackle, is the perfect local representative at the Izaak Walton League meetings. Mrs Glenn Gabrielson can put off house cleaning now. The Plum Creek Homemakers will meet at the Community Centor instead of her home because films will be shown. Mr and Mrs Arch Burger should be all ready to entertain now. Their neice, Mrs Jame:; Slebbins has been doing some papering and cleaning at their place. Mrs Dale Culbertson and family visited one afternoon 'with her mother-in-law, Mrs Mack Wise. Bad Luck It's pretty discouraging to go to school all year and then have to miss the last week. Sammy Prew and Larry Stratton are both missing out on the fun of the picnics because of measles. Beware of Bees Between Mr Copp and his br-r> the depot is booby trapped now. One swarrn has decided to nest in a hok' in the ground close to the depot where an old stove is buried. Anyone walking in the area would do well not to step on the nest. Wesley Main Street Given Face-Lifting Wesley — The Farmers Co- Operative elevator company have completed the job of beautifying their lots between the Exchange State Bank and the Don Kraus Store. A number of tree stumps were taken out, many loads ol dirt dumped in, leveled off and seeded. They also set out 4 hard maple trees and one everygreen. The Tuesday club replaced one molinc elm in'the city park. St. Benedict's Priest Like Prodigal Son It took Father Charles Ernst, who was appointed priest fdr the St. Benedict parish Feb. 14, quite a while to get back to Kos- ;ulh county, but he's glad to be here. Mr and Mrs Bob Kelley and family were among the first in town to spend a little time fishing and report good luck with the bullhead catch. Every card received by friends from Mr and Mrs Martin Mimbach in Washington says they will be home in about two weeks. Mrs Leo Kirschbaum attended the graduation of her neice, Norma Reding of St. Joe. Miss Red- Eighth Grade Travels Teacher Reuben But/.ke of St. Paul's Lutheran school took his eighth grade pupils to Mason City, Tuesday morning where they took in the sights. The first stop was at the Pepsi-Cola plant, then to the packin plant, the airport, the brick and tile factory, the Globe-Gazette, the Mason City Bakery and KGLO. They were chaperoned by Mr* Leo'Woods, Mrs Reuben But/ke. Mrs Herman Behnke and Mrs Harry Schmeling. Father Charles Ernst Fr. Ernst first became acquainted with this area in 191 when he arrived at the Peter Erpelding home in St. Joe, fresh from a long jaunt across the Atlantic Ocean. He was born in Mer/.alben, Germany, and received his elementary education there before coming to the states. He received his high school and college education at Trinity Col- ege, Sioux City, and Salvator- an Seminary at St. Nazianz, Wis. St. Paul Seminary was the site of his theological study, ana he was ordained into priesthood by the late Bishop Edmond Heclan May 29, 1926. Fr. Ernst spent several summers at St. Joe while getting his college education, and following his ordainment he was again to return to Kossulh county, where he became assistant priest at St. John's in Bancroft in 1926. He remained there until 1933, then became pastor of the Catholic church at Oto. Fr. Ernst served there for three vears. In 1936, he was transferred tc Akron, where he remained until 1951. when he received an ap" pointmenl to the parish at Milford. He served that parish untr his appointment this year to St Benedict by Bishop Joseph M Mueller of Sioux City. The new priest replaced Fr. C A. Ahmann, who was at St Benedict for nine years. Fr. Ah mann was transferred to Area dia. where he is now serving. ; The new St. Benedict priest has a sister, Mrs Nick Thilges, who lives in Whittemore, another sister and two brothers in the Western /.one of Germany. (Upper Des Moines Polaroid foto- engraving) f the Ripples; Ernest Zaugg, edi- or of the Cecelian; and Jim Van Mien, business manager of the Cecelian. 59 Students Get Awards At St. Cecelia's The Rt. Rev. Msgr. P. P. Gearen presented awards at St. Cecelia's annual Award Day, Friday. May 18, to outstanding students in the fields of business subjects, sodality, speech, English, and journalism. Coach Jim Geelan gave the athletic awards. A total of 88 awards were given to 59 stu : dents. Msgr. Gearen also presided at the candle lighting ceremony during which six seniors were initiated into the Quill and Scroll Society, the International Society for High School Journalists. Candidates were: Josephine Platt, former editor of the Ripples: Mary Hardgrove and Barbara Barton, former associate editors of the Ripples; Jeanette McCarthy, former headlines writer Henry Gettman Rites Monday At Swea City Swea City — Henry Gettman, 80, died Friday, May 18, at his home after a lingering illness. He- had been a resident in a resl home for the past two years, bu! had returned to his home in Swea City. Suffering a stroke about two weeks ago, 'he was taken to Holy Family hospital. Estherville. He returned home Tuesday, May 15, where he lived only three days. Mr Gettman was a well known farmer, coming to northeast Harrison township in the spring of 1893 where he lived until he retired to Swea City. He was born May 8, 1866 in Wisconsin, and came with his parents to Hardin county, Iowa, in 1878, where he grew to manhood, receiving his education in the rural schools. Jan. 3, 1892, he was married to Elizabeth Zingg, who survives. Five children were born to the couple. only two living. They are Mrs O D. Koons. and Mrs Fred Walker, both Swea City. Two sons, James and William, and a daughter, Catherine, preceded their father in death. Funeral services were Monday May 21. at 1:30 p.m. at the Curtis 'Funeral Home, and at 2 p.m at the Methodist church. The Rev S. Hammer officiated. Pallbearers were six grandsons Franklin Koons, James Koons Don Koons, Edwin Berggren Walter Berggren and Marlin Berggren. Burial was in Hur rison twp. cemetery. Hi Jinks ¥ * Dtvoled to Scenes" Hems High School. * * "Behind The From Algona wilh themselves, uncertain and alone. Alone for perhaps the first time, with the realization that now they belong to themselves; for the equivocal term itself, graduation, means both the end and the beginning. —SS. S Student council has tried many methods of fund raising this year. They elected Tom Hutchison as district treasurer and Karen Hutchins as treasurer of the conference. When district and conference treasuries proved to be in no better shape than AHS's, they conducted a pop bottle drive, also somewhat un- jrofitable. Now. this Thursday nd Friday, they're really going o clean up in a big car washing peration. * * * The Last Week — Bermuda- clad seniors, practicing marching lown the aisle with two left feet; ittempting worldliness but not quite able to hide the giggles; 'lippant and confident with underclassmen; .rowdy and nostalgic and a little sad wilh friends; casual and calm with parents: WANT ADS BRING RESULT! Elberts Are All Together First Time Since 1941 Whittemore—For the first time in 15 years the family of Mr and Mrs Andrew S. Elbert was together at the parental home. Everyone of the family was present. Sun. they include Mr & Mrs Kenneth Elbert and family of San Diego. Calif.. Mr and Mrs Norvin Elbert of Wilmar, Minn.. Annan Elbert of Dubuque, Mr and Mrs Melvin A. 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