Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 7, 1944 · Page 4
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 7, 1944
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PAGE EIGHT Long, Long Ago Advances of Nov. 25-Dec. 2, 1914. "Cretz" ought to know just how it feels to have pneumonia. He .was darned sick with it on Nov. 25, 1914. When June Corey, of the UDM, was a little, little girl her Dad bought a 7-passenger car and look the whole family to Brownsville, Tex., for the winter of 1914-15. (June can still speak the language they use at Brownsville.) —»— "Time out" while this writer has to stop for a reminiscent •belly laugh on discovery of a Nov. 25, 1914, Advance editorial reference to Bro. Leo O. Wolfe's Titonka Topic as the "Titonka Tooter." ^KtSiKfrj^^ You Algona oldsters doubtless remember that Dr. M. J. (Mike) Kenefick could make as witty a speech as anybody. Did you hear what he side-remarked on a Tuesday club program when he was talking about people who bottier doctors with, imagined ills? He said that "some people tiave appendicitis in their uiams!" Twelve hi-schoolai-jj had competed tor two deoate teams: Katharine Shearer (Gilmore), Kate Skinner, Earl Willson, Kcn- nctn boevcrs, Scott Fraser, Beth Weaver (Schemed, Eleanor Norton, Leon Stock, Arthur Larson, hu\v r . Uenrich, Dicie Beane, Chester Falkenhainer. Judges L. J. 'Dick,' S. E. MciVlahon, and T. H. 'Chris,' picked Earl, Chester, Eleanor for atf. and Dicie, 'Ed, and Beth for ncg. Docs Marjorie Bowyer-Berls out in Calif, recall what the name 01 the "G. Cube club" stood for? Or Vivian Miller—? or Marjorie i Carlon—'.', who also live where! the climate is "unusual?" Or Ueniivieve Bowycr-Field, in England? Or Eva Brown-Dailey, bristow, Okla.? Or Welcome Johnston—? in Ariz, or N. M.? Or Georgia Rawson, Chicago? Or, it living, Alice Moline, Nellie brown, uuth Jackson, Zedonna Hawson, Frances Wright? In 1914 it was terribly secret. If Editor Frank Clark, of the Titonka Topic, has lorgotten the exact dale when his motncr died, and if Editor Harold Clark, of the Bancroft Register, her grandson, doesn't remember, either, it was Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1914. And Mrs. J. F. Ovcrmycr's mother had died at Tracr on the preceding I'nuay. —*— Hard to believe, but a fact, if the Advance of Nov. 25, 1914, wasn't a liar: T. A. Swanson, wrecking an old Whittemore elevator, missed his footing, tell 35 feet, and suffered only a broken Doggone! Maybe Doc "Cretz" didn't find out so much about how it feels to have pneumonia, after all. Here's a later mention which says he was better and the other town docs had decided that his attempt to have pneumonia was a failure. (Maybe, by mistake, he had only taken one of the pills he still hands out to other folks.) Them were the days when Howard Beardsley and this newspaper's late movie critic were young and gay. With William Gray, Mildred Hulse, Bertha Collins, Marie Mularkey, and Helen Quarton, they had spent Thanksgiving and the weekend at William Wendt's at Newton. —#— Maybe there are still some guys around Wesley who remember that Belle Haverly knew what to do when they got drunk and raised a rough house in her restaurant. She marched one of them out by the ear, then chased the rest out, called the marshal, and had them all arrested, after which Mayor Kleinpeter, who, the Advance said, was one of the "sandiest" little Germans in the county, gave each of them a choice between a fine and 15 days, —#~ The Rev. F. C. Taylor had delivered an address before the Spencer Methodist Brotherhood. (Do you know that for 30 years the Methodist church bell here, provided it's the same one, has sounded Mr. Taylor's name every time it has been rung? When it was ordered Mrs. J, A. Brownell, without his knowledge, had his name cast in it.) R. II. Guderian had con'e home from Montana, and said he would look for a job in this part of the country. By trade he was a linotype operator. Later Uncle Sam gave him a job in the first World war army. (In case you don't know, he will set this mention. Most of the time for the last 25 years or more, he and "Tony" Didriksen have been the back shop mainstays of this sheet.) Here's one that ought to interest Mrs. A. L. Peterson here and her son Ralph, big banker or something out in Calif.: a clipping from the Liyermore Gazette about Ralph's arrival in this vale of blood, sweat, and tears. The event took place at his Gran'dad Norton's, Livermore, and Editor Miller, still publishing the Gazette, said the word had already spread that there was "another Swede in town." A. L. was already here, and he had the grip, but recovered with astonishing rapidity on receipt of the happy news. (Naw, it wasn't 30 years ago; just a Gazette reprint 30 years ago in its then "21 Years Ago" column. Cowles 60th Wedding Day— The society page of Saturday's Des Moines Register reported that Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Cowles Jr. would entertain Sunday (Dec. 3) at a small tea complimenting Mr. Cowles' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Cowles Sr. on their 60th wedding anniversary. The only guests were to be the family. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Cowles, New York City, Mr. and Mrs. John Cowles, Minneapolis, Mrs. Bertha Quarton, of Cedar Rapids, and the Krudeniers. The daughter Mrs. Jas. Lecron, and her husband, at present in California, could not be present. Mr. and Mrs. Cowles were married here Dec. 3, 1884, and Mrs. Cowles was Florence Call, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose A. Call. Her father was one of the two Call brothers who founded Algona, and the state park just south of Algona bears his name. The present KossUth hospital was the Call home in the family's later years, and the , present Mrs. Wm. K. Ferguson' ( home was the Cowles home bei fore the family moved to Des , Moines. I Mr. Cowles came hore in 1882, to be superintendent (then called principal) of the Algona schools and served two years. Mrs. , Cowles was one of the teachers. i At Des Moines Mr. and Mrs. Cowles have for many years lived in a fine home in a wooded tract two or three miles from the business district. Schimmels 30 Years Wed— Mr. and Mrs. John Schimmel, Algona, observed their 30th wedding anniversary (date not given) by entertaining Mr. and Mrs. William Dunlap, Mr. -aneUMrs. William Taylor, and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. demons. Mr. Schimmel, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oeo. Schim-i mel, Britt, fontierly Wesley, and! Myrtle Evva Williams, daughter of the late John and Anna Williams, were married at the Williams farm home in Prairie township Dec. 2, 1914,,by the Rev. A. A. Howe, Bancroft There are six children: Mrs. Annette Hoepher, Algorta; John Jr., Fort Dodge; Mrs. Dyrl (Erma Dee) Jones, "Spencer, whose husband is in the South. Pacific; Sgt. Charles V. Schimmel, in England; and Gerald Dean and' Onalea Jane, at home. The Schimmels have spent their entire married life in and around Algona,:except two years in Minnesota. .-,'., Mrs. Schimmel was born at Flanagan, 111., r and has lived in this county ,,since. 1904. Mr. Schimmel w^s born at Pontiac, 111., and came to the county in 1912. They own and operate the widely known Schimmel Gladiolus Garden west of the Kossuth hospital. Garden Club Hat Meeting— . The Garden club met Monday evening at Mrs. Wm. K. Ferguson's. Mrs. Lloyd Bdhahnori, president, and Mrs. O. F. Peterson gave brief reports of a state club meeting at Ames, one novel feature of which was an arrangement using the book title, "Strange Fruit." The fruit used had been sent from Hawaii, and w\s unfamiliar in both name and color. A special feature of the local program was moving pictures by Wm. C. Dau of a trip through Yellowstone National park, with a film of Iowa farm pictures. Hostesses were Mrs. Wm. Dau, Mrs. A. T. Lobdell, and Mrs. Peterson, and Mrs, Lee O. Wolfe was a guest. Lunch was served at a long table centered with evergreen branches, pine cones, and red candles. After lunch the table was cleared and materials were distributed for making wreaths to be used on trays Christmas morning of . soldiers sick at the PW hospital. Thirty-eight wreaths were finished. They were fashioned on fruit-jar ring foundations and covered with arborvitae and other greens with red berrie-, and v/ere tied with red bows. Surprise for Mrs. Huenhold— Mrs. August Huenhold was *$ ,«f Santa Claus * Is The Chrischittes Store Here are Some Gift Suggestions From Our Large Stock This Christmas 1944 will find acute shortages in many iines. You may have planned hosiery, but you may have to give handkerchiefs. But even with all the shortages and scarcities, there is still a lot of fine merchandise for your gift list It's *o- mg to be a MERRY CHRISTMAS. AndI we'll help to *ake it so. You^find doz- fsTy your friend 6 ** 8tore —Q UALITY G^TS too that will please and sat- Iteaiiiiful towel sets—one of the scarce items to he found at Mii.s store. These sets are in fancy colored Turkish towels, neatly packaged in cellophane and ceiled at low level prices. OUR BABY DEPARTMENT is bulging with use- till and attractive gifts for the "pride of the fain- ily"—the all important BABY. We have lately received fine hand-made dresses, bootees, sljps and toys, as well as stockings and underwear. Don't lorget the baby. Sweaters—100% wool—are to be found here in all sizes and a great profusion of bright and seasonal colors. These come in both button and slip-over styles and are perfectly styled and fashioned from finest yarns. _Also new Spring wool skirts. A silk nijroii quilted robe, a chenille house coat, a seersucker house coat—these are all gift items which will please both mother and daughter. You'll find a fine selection in our ready-to-wear department oh the second floor. This is going to be a "glittery" Christmas with all the beautiful new jewelry that is being shown. We have a fine slock of pins, ear-rings, lockets, and rings which will make some young lady a very Merry Christmas. How about a FUR COAT . . . AN ANNIS FUR COAT? We carry a large stock of all popular furs at this time of year and we can fit any woman from size 10 to 44 in just the fur coat that her husband wants to buy her for Christmas. See this gsaud showing of ANNIS fur coats. There is no more welcome gift than a blanket or a chenille bed spread. We have a Hue selection of both of these popular gift items and the quality is better than usual. Chatham and Farlbo all wool blankets are "tops." A. pretty cotton house frock makes a most useful and always acceptable gift. We have our .Spring lines of both cotton and rayon home frocks in stock for Christmas selling and our courteous salesladies will help you Jii your selections. honoree at a birthday surprise Friday, when friends arrived for the afternoon with her: Mesdames Wm. Buenger, George Spongberg, Fred Powell, Max Bast, Anna Nelson, Henry Wegener, and Alvin Huenhold. Mrs. Hucnhold's daughter Lulu Sampson, Lauderdale, Fla., telephoned last week Wednesday evening to extend birthday greetings, and also sent recordiogram record in 'which she told about her work and asked about the family and friends. Mrs. Sampson' is an assistant Red Cross field director at Boca Routon air field. She went to Florida a year ago last June to be With her husband, but he is now in the Seabees overseas, and in the last letter received by relatives here he said he was with a salvage group in the interior of France. . NEW GUINEA BEUNION. Ledyard, Dec. 4—Two Lcdyard| «°^t^7p*| ftte.i!$£?«aa 'Mite'^isiS BARKER DRUG •U»ii \ft Oi «l I?W¥1I»J ALGONA CREAMERY Butter ,„ 45c Happy Hosi TOMATO JUICE . . Pure GRAPE JAM ... Seedless RAISINS . Del Mai-/ «LETS Flavorito Fancy CHOCOLATE COOK Furo APPLE WHIE . CaJumel BAKING POWDER Syroi '/usal. clurk No. 5 ..... (in 1-lb. 2-lb. 12-ox. 2 for sire* uErY BEU3 .... ])>. 2-lb. jar Mb. *;.. ••MMN P 32c 23c 19c 27c 14c 29c 29c 23c life FRUIT CHERRIES N'o. 2 '/, 11 . . »OEK7 RED ,,„ COFfEE I«IR' ..... 5! WKJBJIHSI LEWIS LYE 2! cans WHEATIES cans Snvj While 19c CHRISTMAS TREES nd ,79c FANCY SLEACH Dutch CLEANSER Lux or Lifebuoy SOAP . STARCH Argo GLOSS STARCH Mb. I)OX gal. jug cans bars 1-lb. box for 15c lOc DICED CITRON !>]<£• 15c WHITE SYRUP rjiiarl jar . FOLGERS COFFEE i ii). —•—••^•^"••^^^••W Grapefruit Eatmor Cranberries rancy Apples 3lbs. ••^ 10 for 3 1 lonathon Quality Meats RING BOLOGNA . LEAN SPARE RIBS .....'..„„ * PORK LIVER •«;»':'• POLISH STYLE SAUSAGE ' FANCY BEEF ROAST ... ,,27c LON6HORNCHEESE "'," " HOOD 9 SUPER VALU II). ib. mid 11). Algona Iowa

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