The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 6, 1937 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 6, 1937
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, May 6,1937 MRS.WHBLER'S 2-YEAR RECORD Mrs. Martha Whisler, Coon Rapids, Eighth District Committeewoman, has served her district since February, 1931, finishing the term of Mrs. Leon Underkofler of Britt, deceased; previously serving her home unit as president for two years, as county chairman of Carroll county for two years, and as District Vice Committeewoman for two years. The membership of the Eighth District is larger than 23 state departments. Stressing the Rehabilitation and Educational program the past two years, the district won the department prize last year and contributed $340.00 to the Educational Fund. Contributions of clothing and cash amounting to several thousand dollars, have been made to the Child Welfare Department. An outstanding project is the Und- erkopler Memorial Bookshelf maintained by the District in the Veteran's Hospital in DCS Moines, which has been carried along by cash donations and also books and magazines. The district formed an orchestra for the recent Easter dance given the veterans at the Knoxville Government Hospital. All seventy-five units had ordered their poppies by November 20: and twelve of the fourteen counties have met or exceeded their quotas the district now have a percentage of 106%. District prizes will be awarded at tlie Algona convention for Poppy Posters. Pidac Essay, Trio, Quartet, Chorus. A special order of business will include, also, election of officers for next year. Because of her outstanding work, Mrs. Whisler has received the endorsement of the Eighth District as a" candidate for Department Vice President, subject to the election at the department convention to be held in Ottumwa next August. The district has been honored, also, with the appointment of Mrs. Olive Mae Collins. Grand Junction, as "Department Defense Chairman, and Mrs. Louise Lohrback, as Junior Activities Chairwoman for the State Department MRS. GEORGE WHISLER Mrs. George R. Whisler, Coon Rapids, is the Eighth District Committeewoman and will be in charge of the Auxiliary program during the convention. MBS. M. MYRTON SKELLEY Mrs. M. Myrton Skcllcy, Des Moines, is State Secretary of "the Legion Auxiliary. HANFORD M'NIDER "Jack" McNider, Mason City, made an outstanding record, not only as Department Commander for Iowa, but as National Commander. He distinguished himself as a combat fighter in France and was the recipient of several medals. Later, be was honored with the appointment as minister to Canada and also as assistant Secretary of War. HISTORY OF HIE ORGANIZATION OF EIGHTH DISTRICT The first annual conference of the old tenth district, now the eighth district, of the American Legion and Auxiliary, was held at Carroll, August 31, 1922, and was presided over by Mrs. F. H. Cooney of Carroll District Committeewoman at that time. Mrs. Donald Macrae, Council Bluffs, Department President, and Mrs. M. Myrton Skclly. Department Secretary, attended this meeting along with delegates from Boone, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Emmet, Hamilton, Hancock and Pocahontas counties. Mrs. Frances R. Millett of Livermore, served as committeewoman during the years of 1926-2728-29. Membership of the District July, 1927, was 3,081; July, 1928, 2,995. The number of units totaled 71. District committccwman since then include Mrs, Madeline See, Laurens, 1930-31; Mrs. M. L, Standley, Boone, 1932-33; Mrs. J. C. Underkofler. Britt, 1934-35; and Mrs. Martha Whisler, 1936-37. The membership now totals 3,607, divided into 76 units. The following have served as departmental officers: Mrs. Clara B. Cooney of Carroll, Department Treasurer, 3925-26-2728; Mrs. F. H. Webster of Algona, Department Rehabilitation Chairwoman, 1928-29; Mrs. M. L. Standley of Boone, Department Vice President, 1934; Mrs. L. B. Hakes, Laurens, Department Historian, 1936-37. Other Department Chairwomen include Mrs. A. B. Collins of Grand Junction, National Defense Committee, and Mrs. C. Lohrbach, Buffalo Center, Junior Activities Committee. MBS. JOE HARIG Mrs. Joe Harig, Algona, is the President of the Auxiliary Unit No. 90, and will serve as official hostess to the Auxiliary convention here. OFFICERS OF HAGG POST NUMBER 90 SERVING FOR YEAR Commander J. D. Lowe Vice Comm Don. C. Hutchison Vice Comm Ed Dchncrt Vice Comm ....Har.y Hargrenvcs Adjutant Oliver S. Reilcy Chaplain Rev. William Veil Finance Officer ....E. A. Scheme] Historian Glen Raney Sergeant at arms Ray Ladendorf PAST PRESIDENTS OF HAGG UNIT NO. »0 AUXILIARY 1920-1921 Mrs. H. P. Morgan 1921-1922 Mrs. Ellis Runchey 1922-1929 Mrs. F. H. Webster 1929-1930 Mrs. H. E. Rcimers 3930-1833 Mrs. L. M. Merrill 1933-1935 Mrs. V. V. Naudain 1935-J93C Miss Lcola Zeiglcr 1936-1937 Mrs. J. A. Harig AWARD Post No. 90 and its Auxiliary Unit, cooperating as hosts to the District Conference, will provide the annual award to be given at the banquet. Only paid up Legionaires and Auxiliares are eligible to enter the contest and the hosts have decided that the grand prize offered in this contest, will be a 1937 Legion uniform, valued at $25.00, or the cash, if the winner so chooses. Full details of the contest will be announced at the business sessions of the Legion and Auxiliary and the award will be made at the joint banquet in the evening. Those interested in the contest from over the district should be present at the banquet. From Helen Harig, Auxiliary President As President of the Hagg Post Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary, I extend to each of you personally a cordial invitation to attend the joint Spring Conference of the Legion and Auxiliary of -the Eighth District of Iowa, to be •held in Algona, May 11, 1937. While Algona is smaller than many other cities of this district, we trust that through our hospitality and entertainment you will enjoy the day with us and overlook the size of our city. We also trust that we will be favored with a beautiful spring day to help us allure you from your home and work. We assure you of a most cordial welcome. I extend this greeting to each of you and look forward to a successful spring conference with each of you present to enjoy the day with us. JAMES I. DOLLIVER James "Jim" Dollivcr, Fort Dodge, now serving as Americanism Director for the Iowa Department, is a candidate for Department Commander for 3938. "Jim", as he is affectionately known to his hundreds of friends and comrades over the state, has served Fort Dodge and the Eighth District in various capacities. He was born in Parkridgc, Illinois, August 31, 1894, received his A. B. Degree from Morn- ingslde College in Sioux City, and his J. D. Degree from the University of Chicago, at which school he was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He was admitted to the bar in 1921, and is a member of the Iowa State and American Bar Associations. He served as County Attorney for Webster County for two terms, from 1925 to 1929 and in 1934, served as Eighth District Commander of the Legion and last year, as Department Vice-Commander. He is married, and is the fathc:- of four children. PRESENT OFFICERS OF HAGG POST UNIT NO. 90 AUXILIARY President Mrs. J. A. Harig 1st Vice Prcs. Mrs. E. W. Evans 2d Vice Pres. Mrs. W. P. French Secretary ...Mrs. V. V. Naudain Treasurer ...Mrs. Glen Roland Historian ....Mrs. William Weiss Chaplain ....Mrs. Arthur Hueser Sergeant at Arms Mrs. E. H. Wray Executive Board Members at large, Mrs. L. W. Fox, Mrs. H. J. Stephenson, Mrs. Hugh Port. AUXILIARY OFFICERS OF EIGHTH DISTRICT Committeewoman Mrs. George R. Whisler, Coon Rapid* Vice Committeewoman -...Mrs. Leo LaJrd, Rockwell City Secretary-Treasurer .Mrs. A. G. Schultz, Garner Boone Chairman...Mrs. Bernhard Fridholm, Madrid Calhoun Chairman.... Mrs. Halbert Mighell, Lake City Carroll Chairman.. Mrs. Bertha Kiester, Coon Rapids Crawford Chairman ....Mrs. O. H. Hoefer, Charter Oak Emmet Chairman Mrs. H. D. Mereness, Dolllver Greene Chairman Mrs. C. C. Callaway, Jefferson Hamilton _ Chairman Mrs. Etta Elsenhart, Stratford Hancock Chairman.... Mrs. C. R. Stewart Crystal Lake Humboldt Chairman Mrs. Cliff Landers, Ottosen Kossuth Chairman Mrs. O. H, Graham, Hurt Palo Alto Chairman Mrs. Ben Stafford, Mallard Pocahontas Chairman Miss Dorothy Gibson, Gilmore City Webster Chairman Mrs. L. L, Patton, Cowrie Winnebago Chairman Mrs. T. Severaon, Lake Mills BILL BARRY WANTS TO SEE YOU BEER—CIGARETTES-BILLIARDS NORTH SIDE OF STATE ST. Hi BUDDY! Make Yourself At Home at the Silver Gary Cafe ONE OF THE BUDDIES (Member Hagg Post. No. 90) "FUZZY" ROBINAULT BEER—CIGARETTES—MEALS The Security State Bank Of Algona Issues a cordial and hearty invitation to Legionaires and Auxiliary members of the Eghth District to use the facilities of this bank during the convention. 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