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TheAlgona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, Feb. 22,1938 Shackelford |* the new walt- > reas at the Pierce cafe. Bin DaJIey of D*» Moine* spent S* ^^u n l visitlnf? hls mothe r- :Mr«. Edythc Dailey. Lloyd Pratt of Amr* «>n» home •with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Pratt over the week end Mri, Kenneth Harrl* entertained the members of her sewing club at her home, Friday afternoon. Ruth Jackson returned to her home In New Hampton, Sunday :after a week with her sister, Mrs. .A. L. Long. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Wilson of Titonkn were guests of the former's parents, Mr. ami Mrs. S. D. Wil• son, Sunday. Jo-Jo Herhst, son of .Air. and Mrs. Theo. Herbst, has been sick and unable to attend school for the past ten days. Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Barnard drove to Winnebago. Minnesota. Sunday to visit Mrs. Barnard's aunt, Mrs. Charles Numan. Howard Genrlch, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Genrich spent the week end with his grandfather, C. E. Jones of Livermore. Mr. and Mrs. Drimar McFadden drove to Livermore, Sunday and visited Mrs. McFadden's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Jones. Ruth Ann Duffy, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Duffy was n •week end fcuest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Semon at Whittemore. R. F. Perry went to Des Molnos Monday to attend the Iowa-Nebraska cleaners' convention which is being held from Monday until Wednesday. Mr. Perry, who is traveling for a cleaner's supply company for a few weeks, spent part of last week in Algona with his family. Mr. and Mm. William Johamwen and sons, William and Robert were guests, Sunday, of Mr. and Mrs. Henry .lohannsen, Jr. The men are brothers. Annnbelle Semon, who In employed In the county treasurer's office spent the week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Semon at Whittemore. •Tames Bishop, Harlan SlgBbee and Marion Corey spent Sunday in Des Moines where they attended the St. Louis Symphony concert and visited Esther Pratt. Mr. and Mrs. John Gerher who recently hold a sale at their farm in Crosco township, have rented the Fred Lavreiu home and will move to Algona Wednesday of this week. Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Schick, 53r. and family moved last week from their farm to the Mrs. Jessie Aman house on North Phillips street which they recently purchased. F. I,. Fleming of West Bend stopped at the Algona Upper Des Moines office Monday and subscribed for the paper. He is the manager of the new liquor store at West Bend. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Rising and Mr. and Mrs. V. K. Rising visited Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hoover, and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Shellmeyer at West Bend, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Hoover are Mrs. E. R. Rising's parents, and Mrs. Shellmeyer Is her sister Mrs. George Boevera, who Is leaving for California next week Tuesday was honored at a one o'clock luncheon at the home of Mrs. Albert Staehle at Hurt last week on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Boever< lives three miles north of Algona She will visit her sons, Kenneth ni Duncan, Arizona, and Dr. Maurice at San Francisco. The latter son a veterinarian. Is Your Wiring UP/TOxDATE? If you are planning to build, let us -i ,,,, «. k . .%pe^gi^iLQim v plana p*jwAp&^ r , and anflW yoti the latest in lighting fixtures. If you plan to remodel or repair, lot us chock for faulty wiring (so often the cause of fires), and provide convenient outlets in every room. Pratt Electric Phono 170 Algona, Ia. Mr. and Mr*. A, L. Bf«wn and ons, Douglas, Kenneth, and Gordon were dinner guests, Saturday evening at the J. C. Show home at Wesley. The dinner was In honor of the birthday of Mr. SkoW. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stock of Sioux City arrived Sunday and are visiting at the home of the former's 'ather, A. H. Stock, and stater, Hernice Stock. Kenneth Stock Is state editor of the Sioux City Journal. Mrs. Kenneth Medln of Estherville was a guest of her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Medln, of Algona. Kenneth was at Ames during this time taking a dairy short course at the Iowa State Col- ege. Violet Halbrook of Mason City began working at the Brown Studio, Monday. She is experienced In ihoto studio lines. Miss Halbrook s the sister of Mrs. Jack Hilton, who is also employed at the Brown Studio. Dr. and Mrs. I,. O. Baker drove .o Kanawha Sunday to visit at the home of Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Stewart. The Baker son, Durwood accompanied his parents but remained at the Stewart home for a two weeks' visit. Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Stewart are sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Medfn of Mason are visitors at the home of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Medin. Carl is employed in Mason City in the extension department for Iowa State College at Ames. He is having his vacation during the month of February. Helmer Nordstrom returned to Portland, Oregon, last Thursday after a two weeks' visit here at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Nordstrom. Helmer and John Schlmmel, Jr., went to Portland last June where they have had steady employment. Arthur and Howard Nordstrom are also employed there and have been there the past two years. Tho woman's glee club sang n twilight musical at the Iowa State College in -the Great Hall in the Memorial Union, which was broadcast over radio station WOI at Ames at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Ila Leffert, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Dave Leffert, was featured in a double trio and a triple trie in the program. Ila sings second soprano. About Town Says WM. METZEN RITES HELD ON FRI., ST. JOE Wife, Three Sons Survive Old Friends Are Pallbearers Funeral services for William Metzen, who passed away at his home south of Algona on Tuesday, Feb. 15th, were held last Friday, Feb. 18th In St. Joseph's Catholic church with Father Theobold in charge. Burial was in St. Joe cemetery. Mr. Metzen was the son of the Ab Long's'Jtroecry Is rtwhlng the season. The east window of the store is full of packets containing garden seeds. Timely suggestion, a day or so ago. * • • A rare sign of spring. The Swift & Co.. Kossuth and Mason hatcheries are about to announce their first baby chicks. The Weljendorf Le«*horn hatchery is right in line with Lloyd busy building a roof for the family home ruined by fire. * * • One of otir very good lady friends nnr ] Bellovue loaned an interesting volume to their home Tom Sherman at the liquor stor.- to read. She fears to go after the book lest the Man About Town sees her go into the store. He will turn his back in this case. Any woman or man can go into the store and receive the courteous welcome whether they buy or not that is offered them in stores of other nature. The force desires your visit. * * » For the first time in Iheir llvos CTis so) younger folks saw n two seated cutter up town, horse, sleigh bells and all. The older memories were jogged hack to scenes when this mode was their enjoyment, courting the girl on moonlight night rides. * * # The great question of the day Is, 'Who Is going to be the new policeman?" Everyone has an idea as to who he should be, and those already applying have had their good points and bad discussed and cussed. It's a tough job to please all and the mayor is biding the time and weighing the possibilities of the prospects. Bill Locke, a lover of dogs, spoke on the canine subject before a service club dinner and demonstrated points with his American Pitt bull Before he was out of the building the dog went back on Bill's word for Ralph Micdke's dog rrsentec' the intrusion into the domicile am: war was on. Says Bill. "The dog made a liar out of me right before everybody." * * * Do you know that more tlmn six ty school kids in Algona would no doubt go hungry at noon were il not for collections, donations ant benevolences from acts such as the charity ball? Right here within a mile from idle acres where over production is the national cry, families are half fed or less. Seems as though another angle could be worked on, that of distribution and use the food for those in want. • * * A little boy with placard* In f ron and back, with a bell, walked the 300 Guests Were At Pre-Lenten Party, St. Joe St. Joe: A large crowd attended the last card party before Lent in the St. Joseph's hall Sunday evening. Prizes in five hundred were awarded to Mrs. George Thul and Edward Klein. In bridge prizes were awarded to Irene Geishecker and Frank Bormann. Mrs. Leo Frideres received the door prize. Mrs. Math Kirsch and her circle served a delicious lunch to 300 guests. At Chicago Funeral Fred Illg from here and George Illg of Algona left last Monday for Chicago to attend the funeral of their aunt. Mrs. Anna Nagel. Messrs. Illg plan to visit in Dubuque before returning to Pearl Recline: is assisting with the household duties at the Peter Reding home. Alvin Rrpcldinff from Trinity College spent the week end with relatives here. Mrs. Shirley of Gilbcrtsville i.< visiting with relatives here. Mrs Shirley is a sister of Chris Gales. Henry Fuhrmann left Friday evening for his home at Lindsay, Texas, after attending the funeral of his father and spending a week with relatives. Adeline Illg spent last week at the evening when a number of her| friends and relatives arrived to| help her celebrate her Birthday, which occurred on Friday. Late in the evening lunch was served. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leason of Union township visited Sunday at the Edw. Mawdslcy home as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dremnvl. On Sunday afternoon Mr. Mawttsley motored to Ames taking his daughter, Dorothy back to school front a week end visit at home. West Bend W.IVLS. Met Last Friday West Bend: The W. H. and F. missionary society held its regular meeting Friday at the home of Mrs. Jerry Rebutter with the presid°nl. Mrs. B. F. McFarland presiding. The meeting opened by the president rending the 19th Psalm. Rev. H J. Nocding led in prayer. After the business meeting Mrs. Noedin«* had charge of the program as follows. Waiting Opportunities. Mrs. M. Boos: The African Mail Bag. Mr.;. H. Mantz; The Forgotten Four. The House of Books. Good News from Africa. Mrs. B. F. McFarland: soiic. Jesus Calls His Children. Dick!-? Rebutter: recitation. Dean McMullan: recitation. My Mother's Gift. John Nocding and Lorraine Boos: song by trio, Open My Eyes. Jesus Calls Me. Esther and Louise Noeding and Harriet Lockwood: reading. Little Colored Boy. I^orraine Boos. The hostess served lunch, assisted by Mrs. H. Mantz and Mrs. Colwell Live Stock ~ ~ AUCTION Friday, Feb. 25—Sale Every Friday Our sale Is larger and bettor each week. Reason N'o, I— always plenty of stock; Reason Tin. 2—plenty of buyers, oompot- Itivp bidding; Reason No. 3—years of experience selling and business methods used. Results—always a good sale. \Vo will have another nice offering of cattle from vetil ago to matured stock. Cows, stock cattle, and hulls. Some nice brood sows and feeder nigs. Bring vaccination certificate. Always some sheep, bred pwrs and lambs. In last week's sole we sold quito a number of cattle that did not get sold at farm auctions prior to mir sale. HORSES—Will have several work horse* and colts. If you really want to sell, bring them in, the market here is as good as any. Oo not expect last year's prices. Bring in your cattle e:irly. arrive at the chute. They arc sold in the order they TERMS—Cash, settlements promptly. H. M. ColwelL Mgr. Richpoint News Alfred Reding home helping care, \Vm. Johnston. A free will offering for the Reding children who were! was taken. on the sick list last week. Others on the sink list last week were Mrs. George Becker. Mrs. Nick Fisch. Rita Becker, Lucille Illg and the Peter Redings. Susie Frideres is assisting with the household duties at the Ted Wagner home. The Wagners arc moving this week to the Thilges Bros, farm near LuVcrne vacated by Henry Loerwald. Mr. Loerwald with his children moved to Lu- Vcrne where he is in charge of a pool hall. FAREWELL FOR TWO IRVINGTON FAMILIES HED Joe Kramers and Grover Reeds Among Those Making Change Iowa State Bank, Clerk Colwell Bro*, Aucta. Yes, we mean exactly that |—|rt * VmlTntint •. «n*^ ..SltaalwUi zSnT He was born Oct '21, 1878, In LaSalle county, HI. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, and three sons, Hilbert Metzen and Raymond of Bode, Cathcr- zen and Raymond of Bode, and Rny of Woodward. One step daughter, Mrs. Robert Casey of Fenton, and five grandchildren, also survive. A sister, Mrs. H. Plude lives in Des Moines, and a half- sister, Mrs. Paul Donlcy, and a half- brother, Clyde Zorn, in Chicago. Pall bearers were Barney and Julius Capesius, Edward, Alphonse nnd Roy Thilgcs, and John Hammer. Attending the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. H. Plude and sons of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Donley, Mr. and Mrs Clyde Zorn and son of Chicago Mrs. C. P. Sandgeroth, Mrs. John Haap, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Am- nhar of Mendota, 111., Mrs. Mike Frederick and daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Klein and Theodore John and Lawrence Klein, anc Fred Fisher of Hospers, Iowa, anc Mr. and Mrs. Fred Langerman and sons of Swea City. Modernizing old houses has become a real art. The first remodeling jobs done years ago were rather crude. But experience has brought much improvement. Today it's possible, to so modernize an old house that you really do get a new home out of it. And the cost of the job, even where extensive work is done, is amazingly small. In just a few weeks now the weather will make outside work easy. We therefore suggest that you call at our office now or phone us when we may come to your house to make a careful inspection for modernizing this Spring. No cost, and no obligation is iiu-urred until you say "go ahead." If you need financial help for the job after you know the cost, we may be able to help you get it. Get the facts this week about this plan for your house. F. S. Norton & Son |hone 229 Phone 229 Sun Shines After Foggy Days, Snow After several days of snow, ice and fog, Kossuth emerged Into the welcome warmth of sunlight again Monday. Date High Low Free Feb. 15 Feb. 18 Feb. 17 Feb. IS Feb. 19 Feb. 20 22 27 27 12 17 28 12 30 9 - 6 - 3 - 2 Sin Hin. Forecast for the next few days was little change in temperature and cloudy, with possible snow to ward the end of the week. Card of Thanks We wish to express our sincere thanks to our many friends am neighbors for their kindness during our recent bereavement. We also thank them for the lovely flowers and offerings.—Mrs. Wm. Metzen and family. 8' Tues.-Wed. Feb. 22 23 Voted one of the 10 best pictures in a year. IN THE WORLD'S MOST EXCITING cold street Saturday crying the bean supper at the Legion hall. Two weekly papers, and a Shopper are not enough to tell the people. The big business man forgets and his memory is Jogged by the oddness of the boy. yean to business, a great man said, "II just didn't happen, we planned It that way." with a sidelike nod of the head. Could it be he and they "planned it this way?" V » • At the Kern farm sale thfrr- were placed on the block old fashioned churns with a plunger and long handle to match. Pieces which were unused for years but a part of the family keepsakes hard to part with. • • • (irnr Miirtiitjh luugliH \vhcn it snows. At his grand now home there is but ten feet of sidewalk to .shovel, the distance from the door to the driveway. But that driveway—about 800 feet long and periodically requiring the plow. • • * Many travelers are turned away from the hotels in Algona because of lack of room. It is old news and runs as a matter of fact. But another condition is brought to light. The two hospitals are often crowded to the limit. Some cases and patients must wait for a bed The congestion Is handled with logic and care and no one is turned completely aside as in the matter of the hotel. Algona is growing fast and vast, the boomingcat city In the state. Livermore Folks to Chicago Convention Livermore: Joining a party of over a hundred members of the Farm Bureau insurance service, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Trauger will leave Tuesday, Feb. 22, to attend the national convention of the State Farm Insurance Companies in Chicago. A special train has been engaged for transportation of the group. Irvington: Friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kramer and Mr. and Mrs. Grover Reed assem bled at the Kramer home last Thursday evening as a farewell courtesy for both families before they move on March 1. The evening was spent at 500. Late in the evening lunch was served from well filled baskets which the ladles brought. Both families were presented with gifts. Twp. B«Md Program Irvington township was given two miles of gravel at the recent county road meeting. One mile is located In Section One and the other between the Lewis and Bedell land on the west and Egels and Cun ninghams on the east. The Cunningham eighty is better known to older residents as the old PicUcn'i place In Section 28. AsHcssor on .loll Lawrence Hutchins, township assessor, of Irvington township, started on his work of assessing recently. Owing to the fact that Canadian thistles are so rapidly .spreading a man is soon to be engaged toj take charge of the eradication of| this obnoxious weed. This work will be sponsored by the county. Dunlap Farm Sale Mr. and Mrs. Dunlap held a farm sale last Tuesday and will move from the farm where they are now residing to a house located two miles east of the place they now occupy. Miss Frances Dunlap, eldest daughter of the Dunlaps. who recently returned home from the University hospital, at Iowa City, is very much improved in health. Her condition was diagnosed as gastric ] ulcers and it is hoped by adhering, to a rigid diet her health may soon become normal, Dance Club Cancelled For the time being the local dance club has been discontinued and Instead different individuals are having private parties. One was given last Tuesday evening at the local hall. o "*> O 0 '"* i ~ <r ' O O O O O f"*^ 1 " vY Mrs. Hattie Burlingnme and her sister. Ada Merriam were LtiVerne visitors the first of the week. Mrs. Irvine TTrrh and son spent several days last week with Mrs. tlrch's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A Johnson. Mrs. Donald Mertz and Mrs. Andrew Tfnnsen were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Oeorgc Johnson Wednesday evening. Everett Bryant was operated on Wednesday morning at the Kossuth hospital. Mr. Bryant lives on the Gregor Godfrey farm. Frank Capesiu.i and family were Mason City shoppers Wednesday and also visited their daughter, Irene, who is employed there. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Kelly returned to their home In St. Benedict Tuesday after spending a week visiting at the J. A. Johnsons. Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Johnson are sisters. Maxine Robinson, daughter of Lou Robinson, was operated on last week at the hospital in Fairmont, Minn. Robinson lived for a number of years on the Wallace farm east of Algona. !•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••* New Spring Curtains Fresh, Crisp and Dainty! Just New! For Spring! A TAILORED SUIT Well dressed people realize the importance of a good fit, anc tailored clothes really fit. A new deletion of ftnn woolens now on display. CLOPTON the Tailor Phone 38 Over Behlmcr* At these reasonable prices you will want several pairs to brighten up your rooms. Ruffles 59c-79c Panels 25c-59c Cottage Sets 59c-79c m Hawcott & Ogg 5 • • %tyicK0nl ToiRwuJtu! ILw St. Benedict News FEBRUARY Furniture Sale Big Surprise Bargains for You Mrs. Bernard Arndorfer joined the C. D. of A. at Wesley last Sunday. Mrs. Mary Studer attended the C. D. of A. initiation at Wesley last Sunday. The pig roast drew a large attendance at the McKenna store on Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ludwig of Garner called on the Dan Froeh- lichs last week end. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Siemer attended a surprise party at Wesley on the former's mother, Mrs. Aug. Siemer, Tuesday evening. The Vincent Kellner family moved to Bode last week. Roy Bor- holtz moved Monday to the place which the Kellners vacated. John Grandgennett drove to Rockford Friday to bring back Mrs. Grandgennett who remained there a week previous to spend a week with her daughter, Mrs. Frank Wiemer and family. The parish card party was very well attended Tuesday night, about 150 people being estimated In attendance. Bridge prizes went to Al Roaenmeyer and Cecelia Eiawn- bucher of Wesley. Prizes in BOO went to Joe Dorr and Norena Arend. Door prize went to John Roa- kopf. Tuesday, Feb. 22, will be the lant card party sponsored by the young ladii* of the parUh. Mr. and Mrs. Oran Hudson visited Sunday at the Chas. Egels. The August Hansen family will move onto the Kuhlman farm which ia being vacated by the Marshall.}. Mrs. David King entertained her bridge club laat Wednesday afternoon. There were eight ladies in attendance. The ladies of the Riverdale and Cresco townships met on Wednesday with Mrs. Alfred Grill for an all-day farm bureau meeting. C. O. Riddle has rented the old Nels Mitchell farm and the Hansens who are the present tenants, will move to the Burt neighborhood. Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Patterson attended the funeral of Mr. Love at Garner last Friday afternoon, he being a distant relative of the'Pat- tersons. Many from this vicinity attended the funeral last Friday sit Algona of Mrs. C. R. Lewis. Many years ago the Lewis family were popular Irvington residents. Mrs. Ray Fitch visited last Monday (a week ago) with her sister, Mrs. Ben Potter at Algona. Other guests were the ladies' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Clark of Britt. County trucks have been busy the past few days hauling large tocks from the unimproved Geo. Godfrey eighty to the dam located just east of the Fisher river bridge. The work is being done by men on W. P. A. The pupils from the Irvington and those from District No. 4 who recently wrote the eighth grade examinations in Algona are all wearing pleasant smiles upon their faces—the reason is they all pass- ud their tests. Mrs. Stephen Loss, Sr., was very pleasantly surprised laat Thursday Beds and Bedding Simmons bed, Spring Cotton Mattress »14.75 Special February Prices on all Spring Filled Mattresses Car Load of new LIVING ROOM DINING ROOM and Bedroom Suites Just Arrived Monday! We art; placing as niaiiy of these new suites on our floor as room will allow us. Rugs and Linoleum New patterns in Higelow carpeting and riitfs, bought at the Chicago; Furniture Market, are HOW arriving. New Print and Inlaid Linoleum Just unpacked All carry February Sale Prices. USED FURNITURE DEPARTMENT We have lots of used Furniture taken i n on new. It' you can use a suite or an odd piece, we have Real Bargains. Foster Furniture Co.