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ANNOUNCEMEN T I Have Sold My Skelgas Appliance & Gas Business Due to Ihe fact that 1 am becoming a partner in the Thomas Electric Co., Mason City — an electrical and healing contracting firm owned by my father I have told my Skelgas business in Algona. Al Richardson, of Algona, has purchased the Skelgas service and will, I am confident, "operate"this' phase""of "the butiness in a manner that will please all old customers and the new ones that h« hopes to add. The Skelgas Appliance portion of the business has been sold to North Iowa Sewing Machine It Appliance Co., Algona, who, of course, being as well-known as they are, need no introduction from me. I hare enjoyed the Ihree years I have spent in Algona, during which we have acquired many fine friends, and many splendid customers and "Skelgas boosters". I want to say "Thank You" to all of you — and I know that, from the new owners, you will find most competent and efficient service forthcoming. Clair Thomas I Have Purchased The Skelgas Gas Service A» stated by Clair Thomas. I have purchased the Skelgas Service portion of hU business, and will continue to operate it, I sincerely hope, to your satisfaction. The name will continue on am Thomas Skelgas Service, and my headquarters will b*«t the North Iowa Sewing Machine & Appliance Co. in Algona. Phone numbers will remain the same as before — Office 221-W, and Residence 221-R. The usual prompt gas service will be yours as always. As an Algona "product", having been born and raised here. I am very happy to be located in business here, and will do all possible to see that you get the attention you ask for in a gas service. AI Richardson Have Purchased The Skelgas Appliance Business As stated above, we have purchased the Skelgas Appliance business from Clair Thomas, and have joined this fine, modern line of well-known appliances to our regular operation. Also, it is a pleasure to have the office of Al Richardson! who has purchased the Skelgas Service, located here with us. We can add few words to the already known fine qualities of Skelgas Appliances, and we believe they make a notable addition to our other nationally-known quality appliance lines. We look forward to our handling of the Skelgas Appliance line, will have a fine stock available for your inspection, and of course, at all times, we will stand ready in the servicing end. This is another milestone in our constantly growing business over the years, end, as always, we pledge ourselves to give you, our customers, the most your appliance dollar can buy anywhere. North Iowa Sewing Machine & Appliance Co. First Moss By Fr. Schumacher At Bancroft The Rev. Father Eugene Schumacher, ordained at the Cathedral .of Epiphany at Sioux City, Saturday, celebrated his First Solemn High Mass in St. John's Catholic church, Bancroft, Tuesday, May 29, at 10 a.m. Officers of the Mass were: Rev, J. H. Schultes, assistant priest; Rev. Robert Condon, deacon; Rev. John Cain, deacon; Rev E. F. Adams, master of ceremonies. In the procession preceding ; the Mass, David Welp was cross ~ ' " Grandgenett, bearer, Thurifer, Donald Dennis Menke and Donald Schiltz flag bearers and acolytes were Patrick Sheridan and Thomas Garry, and Melvih DeGeeter was boat bearer. Dinner was served to invited Slgonn Upper Be* Jttome£ ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 1956 guests in St. John's Hall after the Mass by Circles of St. John's church. Father Schultes presented Father Schumacher who responded. Father Eugene T. Schumacher is the son of Mrs Mary . Schumacher of Des Moines and a grandson of Mr and Mrs I. F. Engesser of Bancroft. He was borri February 24, 1929. Hi", elementary and high school education were received at St. John's School in Bancroft. His, classical and philosophical studies- were completed at St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn. IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT IT 23 Cars, Trucks Sold, 2 Weeks New car and truck sales dipped during the past two weeks, with only 23 vehicles registered at the county treasurer's office in that time. Owners and make of now vehicles were: Ford — Kent Motor Co. truck, Algona: Herman Peterson, pickup, Lakota; W. J. Larson, Lakota; E. E. Anderson. Wesley; Mrs Hazel Hasse, Burl; Henry SPECIAL! NATION - WIDE MATTRESS PROTECTORS FULL SIZE 2.98 RAYON-NYLON BLEND BLANKET Decorator Colors Size 72 x 90 4.98 cool, colorful ir POM YOU* SUMUWft AT HOMBI HERE'S YOUR SUMMER COVER. Penney's soft, white cotton blankets with hand- screened rose print! Acetate- satin bound! 72 x 90 inches long! »—»*>*» i *•• ** 3.50 SLEEP IN "COOL" WHITE, "NATION-WIDE'' SHEETS!! 72 x 99 and 81 x 99 63 x 99 1.65 81 x 108 1.99 CANNONS.. . 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Thompson, Ledyard, Hauls Mail Last Time Ledyard — Thursday, May 31, another milestone in the history of Ledyard was reached when George Thompson loaded and Plaisier, Titonka; and Algona Co-Op Cry., Algona. Hudson — W. C. Weltha, Swea City. Olds — Ralph Reding, Ottosen. and V. E. Jensen, Algona. Mercury — A. H. Eden, Titonka; and Taylor Mercury, Algona. Studebaker — L. F. Stockwell, Titonka. Chevrolet — J. H. Menke, Bancroft; E. B. Wolf, Algona; Glen Raney, Algona; Wesley Auto Co., Wesley; R. W. McCullough, pickup, Algona: Julius Bollig, Bancroft; H. H. Marlow, Burt; and Mrs Minnie Oesterreicher, Titonka. Nash — Dr. W. W. Jolley, Fenton. Pontiac gona. Ernie Williams, Al- Measles Fatal To Baby At Swea City Lon Berggren, 9 month old son of Mr and Mrs Edwin Berggren, Swea City, died suddenly May 27 after being ill with measles. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 29, at the Curtis Funeral home, followed with services at the Methodist church with the Rev. S. Hammer officiating. Gary Gabel was soloist and Kenneth Seylar was at the organ. Burial was in Harrison township cemetery with Gary Hedge, Gary Worthington, M i c h a e.l Koons and Marion Burt serving as pallbearers. Lon Paul Berggren was born August 10, 1955 at Estherville and died May 27 at the age of 9 months and 17 days. Surviving are his parents, one brother, Murray Dean, one sister, Jill Ann and his paternal grandmother, Mrs Fred Walker, all of Swea City. His paternal grandfather and his maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs W. A. Yackle preceded him in death. Ellen Witham, Seneca, Named Rodeo Queen Ellen Witham, daughter of Mr and Mrs Everett Witham, Seneca, queen of the Seneca Saddle Club, was crowned queen of the 1956 Barnes World Championship Rodeo at Cherokee, Sunday, May 27. Competing against a field of 20 contestants, she was judged on horsemanship and personal appearance. Mounted on a registered quarter horse owned by Dave Lynch of Lone Rock, Miss Witham led the parade and grand entry at each of the four performances. Miss Witham was presented a Trophy buckle at the final performance. Marlys Stecker Commissioned, Good Hope Marlys Stecker, daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Stecker, Jr., Titonka, was commissioned as parish worker in Good Hope Lutheran church Sunday at the morning worship service. She has accepted the call to be parish worker at Immanuel - Trinity Lutheran church, Fond du Lac, Wis., where she will begin her work June 15. Her tasks will include choir directing, secretarial work, church calling, etc. Marlys is the first young lady of Good Hope Lutheran to be commissioned as a full time church worker. A number of years ago John Pannkuk was ordained as the first young man of Good Hope to enter the ministry. NEW SOURCE Lenox is seeking a new source for city water. Eight test holes for new wells were dug recently, without result. The city is discussing taking it from the Platte river, six miles away, or shipping by rail. carried his last rural mail after 42 years of continuous service on the rural ,route out of Ledyard. Mr Thompson's retirement Thursday is one which will affect the entire community as his kindly courteous manner and his friendly greetings will be missed by his patrons. Mr Thompson came to Ledyard in 1914, when there were still board walks, no electricity, and no good roads, and his mail route was made each day with a team of horses, which were tied to a hitching post west of the State Bank while he worked the mail. He had his first car, a model T, in 1917 and has had 24 cars since for use on the route which was then 28 miles and is now 33 miles. Mr Thompson was born in" Lu- Verne, son of Mr and Mrs Peter Thompson and he spent his early years on the farm with them. He graduated from LuVerne high school in 1904. He was married to Verna Mason, also of LuVerne, Dec. 18, 1907 at LuVerne and for 7 years they farmed the home farm after his parents retired and moved into LuVerne. He took the examination for rural earner along with other men in Algona, there being ^a vacancy in Algona and Ledyard. In the meantime the carrier from Algona decided to continue on his route 'and Mr and Mrs Thompson moved to Ledyard in 1914 after his appointment as rural carrier here. During these long years of service, Mr Thompson was always on the job except for vacation periods. He has also taken an active part in community affairs. For many years he hat served as a trustee of the Methodist Church, a position he still holds. He is also secretary of the community club and has always been active in the County RLCA and he and Mrs Thompson plan to continue their work in the organizations even after his retirement. Mr and Mrs Thompson have three sons, Milton, Kenneth and Duane. All three, graduated from the Ledyard high 'school and 1 later went to Morningside College in Sioux City. Thpy are all married and work and live m Sioux City. If Mr Thompson"-were to recount for us some of his experiences during these years we are sure there would b* sad arid funny ones to be told. The entire community 'extends to Mr Thpmpspn sincere congratulations upon the completion of these many years of service and wishes for he and Mrs Thompson many more happy years of service and enjoyment in other fields. Mr and Mrs I. W. McCullough and family of Greely, Colo, visited Decoration Day at the C. Jurgens home. Other visitors were Mrs Rand Trainor and son, and son, Mrs daughters : of 13 COLORS 13 RUSCO WINDOWS 3ALVANIZED STEEL, SELF- STORING COMBINATION gives you more convenience and comfort than any other combination window 1 XUSCO DOOR HOOPS AND WINDOW CANOPIES add greatly to the beauty of your home I Charles Miller RUSCO SALES Phot* 741-W «ftn I MS. ' aiW ^ the Jurgens' and their son and family, the Ronald Jurgens. Mr and Mrs W. E. Wiemer and daughter, Deanna, and Mrs Ella McKnight returned Wednesday from a -two -week vacation trip through Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, where theyrvisited at the Fred Anderson home in Akron. Enroute home they visited Mrs Wiemer's brother and family, the Bill Williams, at Clinton. Iowa. Mr and Mrs Orville Anderson of Des Moines came Tuesday for a visit with relatives here and at Swea City. Mrs Blanche Jenks and Mrs Frank Olson of Eagle Grove were here Memorial Day attending the services at the cemetery and calling later on old friends. Mrs Jenks reports thaf her mother, Mrs Laura Niester, who celebrated her 103rd birthday March 17, is in fairly good health is up and about. Mr and Mrs D; A. Carpenter are in Grand Maries, Minn., this week visiting their daughter and family, the Carl Noyes, and attending Sharon's graduation. Mr and Mrs Albert Brand of St. Paul were here Memorial Day and spent the night at the home of Mrs Martha Schroeder. Mr and Mrs Bert Nodland of Frost called at the N. A. Pingel home Memorial Day. Mrs land is the former AJma Simms. A Memorial Day program was given in the school auditorium under the auspices of the American Legion and Auxiliary. All marched to the cemetery for the decoration of graves. Mr and Mrs George Thompson spent Decoration Day in Lu- Verne at the LuVerne program and then attended a family dinner of relatives from near and far. On Saturday the Thompsons went to Sioux City to visit their three sons and to attend the graduation of their granddaughter, Carolyn Kay Thompson. She is the daughter of the Milton Thompsons. Mr and Mrs Herb Zielske of Lake Mills were here Memorial Day. Natalie Hardt spent this week at the home of her mother, Mrs ZUphy Hardt. Siw will return to Mankato for graduation from Mankato Teachers College and will remain for the summer session. Mrs Ha?el Siefert of Armstrong spent the Memorial weekend at the Murl Jorgeiuon home.