The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 31, 1950 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 31, 1950
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Doris Gronbach Of Lu Verne To Wed Feb. 5th LuVerne—A pre-nuptial show- «r was held at the LuVerne city J 1311 -Thursday evening, Jan. 23 tor Miss Doris Gronbach. There were. 27 in attendance. Out-of town guests were Mesdames Frank Hoffman, Elmer Gronbach, John Hohenberger, Harry Rutz, Herman Gronbach, Vernon Hohenberger, and Gale Berryhill all of Livermore. Scrapbooks were made for the bride-to-be, with prizes awarded to Mrs. Henry Hinz, Mrs. Frank Gronbach, Mifc. John Skogmo, and Marjery Holmes. Recipes and advice to the bride were also written. Mrs. W. Dale Brayton and Mrs. Earl Gronbach, sister an.l sister- in-law of the bride, were hostesses, serving lovely refreshments. Miss Gronbach, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gronbach of LuVerne, will be married Sunday, Feb. 5, to William Blair of Superior, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gronbach and daughter, Doris, left Friday for Superior, Wis. . They were called there by the death of the father of William Blair. The elder Mr. Blair, about 65 years of age suffered a fatal stroke. Funeral services were held in Superior, Saturday, Jan. 28. The deceased is the father of William Blair, who will be united in marriage to Doris Gronbach, Feb. 5, in the Lutheran church in Superior. W.S.C.S. Circles Meet The report of the three circles of the Women's Society of Christian Service of the Methodist church, Wednesday, Jan. 25, as follows: 1. They served the Commercial Men's dinner at the city hall Wednesday evening, Jan. 25. Circle 2 met with Mrs. Harold Sorensen, assisting, Mrs. S. P. Sorensen. Fourteen members answered roll call, "My Most Un- forgetable Character." Mrs. Gilbert Rowen joined the circle as a new member. Devotions were led by Mrs. Harold Sorensen. Mrs. A. A. Schipull had charge of the lesson. They started study of the book, "Women of the Scripture." Circle 3 was postponed from Wednesday to Thursday, Jan. 26, due to inclement weather, meeting at the home of Mrs. Clifford Holmes, assisting, Mrs. John Tiss. There were 15 attending, and auction was held. Mrs. Earl Neal conducted the devotions and lesson study. The birthdays of Mrs. Adam Zwiefel, Mrs. John Tiss and Mrs. Ervin Barton were observed. Cake was sent to^Mrs. Barton who is. ..still .confined. > to Her home, where she is convalescing from a recent fall she suffered in her home. Guests, were Mrs. Robert Travis and Mrs. Burtis DeNio. Progressive Club Mrs. Bert Rumus presided at the meeting of the Progressive Women's club at the home of Mrs. Harold Phillips, Monday evening, Jan. 23. There were 18 members answering roll call. Plans were made for packing boxes of soap and non-food articles to be sent to Greece. The book, "The Apostle," by Sholem Asch was received by Mrs. W. Raymond Legler. The girls sextet of LuVerne High, Jean and Joan Penton, Marilyn Miller, Sally Shirk, Marilyn Hefti and Irene Wegner, sang "Beautiful Crusaders" and "To a Wild Rose," under the direction of their instructor, Glenn Rannells, with Joan Phillips accompanying. The next meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 13, at the home of Mrs. Merlin G. Cody. Mrs. Phillips served refreshments at the close of the evening. Seoul Dens Meet The town cub den and the county cub den met Tuesday evening after school in the Meth- Drapes Dry Cleaned! J TJ i JIT ar Let us bring naw loveliness to your! drapes. We'll clean and press them . . • send Iham back looking like new. MODERN Cleaner* ft Tailors PHONE 537 Free Pickup Any-: where «t t^e County j SERVICE odist and Evangelical United Brethren church rooms. Mrs. William Prior is cub mother for the town den, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller, cub den «ad and mother for the country cubs. They will study patriotism until the next pack meeting. Henry Phillips was host to the town cubs and Mrs. Miller, the country cubs. Methodist Fellowship The Methodist Adult Fellowship met in the church rooms, Thursday evening, Jan. 26, with 18 in attendance. The committee named at the December meeting, Messrs, and Mesdames William Goetsch, Lewis Block, and Theodore Johnson, conducted the social evening of entertainment. The Rev. and Mrs. Robert Phillips and Mrs. Ray Stone were hostesses, serving refreshments. Mothers Meeting Postponed Mrs. Walter Hefti, president of the Band Mothers' club, announces the regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 1, has been postponed until Wednesday, Feb. 8. The girls' sectional basketball tournament will be held in .LuVerne Jan. 31 through Feb. 4. Hostesses for the Feb. 8 meeting will be Mesdames Harold Sorensen, John Tiss, and Otto Ramus. Irene Wegner will have charge of the entertainment. ; Just-For-Fun Club , * Mrs. John Stampka entertained the Just For Fun card club at her farm home Tuesday, Jan. Three tables "500" were in play. High, Mrs. Robert Travis, low, Mrs. Howard Stoddard. Mrs. Stoddard was a guest of the club. The next meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 31, will be at the farm home of Mrs. Wayne Warmbier. Called By Illness Mr. and Mrs. Phil Henderson of LuVerne, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pooch of Livermore were called to Litchfield, Minn., the past week by the serious illness of their aged aunt, Mrs. Dora Tyler, who suffered a stroke. While gone, they visited at the Mr. and Mrs. Ike Morris home, parents of Mrs. Pooch, ana Mr. and Mrs. aelmar Stinson, brother and sister-in-law of Mrs. Henderson, living in St. Paul, Minn. Attend Burt Funeral Mr. and Mrs. uferald Brace, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Brace, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Giddings attended the funeral of Mrs. Gerald Brace's mother, Mrs. Tressie Ringsdorf, held in the Presbyterian church in Burt Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 25. Mrs. Ringsdorf was 83 years of age and passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, at the home of her son, Warren, in McFarland. Sylvester Brace, grandson, and Guy Giddings, nephew, were pallbearers. Last Rites For Wife Of Editor Last rites for Mrs. Frank Clark, wife of the editor of the Titonka Topic, were held lust Friday afternoon at 1 p. m. at the Swan Funeral Home, Titonka, and at 1:30 p. m. at the Titonka Methodist church, with Rev. Donald H. James, pastor, in cnarge. Burial was in the family plot in Riverview cemetery in Algona. Mrs. Clark passed away Tuesday night of last week. She was 68 years of age. She had been ill with diabetes. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star lodge arid the P.E.O. Surviving are her husband, and two sons, Harold, publisher of the Bancroft Register, and W. C. Clark of New York City. Mrs. Clark was «hc daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Chapin, pioneer residents of Kossuth county. She attended school in Algona, and later studied music in Des Moines. On Aug. 12, 1902, she was united in marriage to Mr. Clark in Algona, and in th* following 48 years the Clarks wore in the newspaper business, chiefly in Algona, Garner and Titonka where they have resided since April 1, 1938. Two brothers also survive. They are A. R. Chopin of Mason City and M. V. Chapin of Monte- bcllo, Cal. Patrolman Resigns Thomas Elliott, state highway patrolman who was stationed in Algona for over a year, but recently transferred to Sioux City, has resigned from the patrol to enter private business, it waj learned here yesterday. Mainliner Moving To Sears Location The Mainliner will be closed, effective Wednesday, Feb. 1. for a few days while the local cafe is being moved next door, to the space formerly occupied by the Sears order store here. The Mnin- liner will be reopened next week in its new location, Vernon and Orla Burns; proprietors, state, providing much larger and better facilities. The Sears store is closing today, Tuesday. The corner building occupied by the Mainliner until today at State and Dodge, will be the new home for Lyle Mathcs' shoe store. Tuesday- January 31, 1950 Algona Upper Deo Moines—5 An office is also to be built in the rear portion of the building which will face on Dodge Street, and this will be occupied by the L. S. Bohannon Insurance Agency, but the necessary remodeling will take some time. Both the Mathes shoe firm and Bohannon Agency will remain in their present location until this work is completed, the shoe firm at the rear of Kresensky's main floor, and the Bohannon firm on the second floor of the> S. & L. building. The first oil well in the U. S. was built in Titusville, Pa., in 1859. While They Last! Substantial Reduction On 1949 WHILE OUR PRESENT SUPPLY OF 1949 MODELS LASTS, WE ARE GIVING SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTIONS ON ENTIRE STOCKI DON'T DELAY-THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING OFFER AND RARE OPPORTUNITY! CRILLY APPLIANCES "We Sell the Best-Service the Rest" We Install With NO CHARGE for Labor Phone 399 Phono Crilly's Phono 399 TO THE PEOPLE OF KOSSUTH COUNTY In order that all people may understand the responsibility given the County Board of Education relative to the Reorganization of School Districts the following quotations are hereby taken from the School Laws, of Iowa, compiled from the Code 1946 and the Acts of the 52nd General Assembly. Chapter 275.1 Consolidation of districts—survey. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state to encourage by the grant'ing of state aid the reorganize, tion of school districts into such units as are necessary, economical and efficient and which will insure an equal opportunity to all the children of the state. In conformity to the county administration are (Chapter 147) passed by the Fifty- second General Assembly. The county board of education in each county of the state shall initiate detailed studies and surveys of the school districts within the county and territory adjacent thereto for the purpose of promoting such reorganization of districts by unions, mergers, reorganizations or centralization as will effect more economical operation and the attainment of higher standards of education in schools. 275.3 Hearings. In making such studies and surveys the board in each county shall consult with the officials of affected districts and other citizens, and shall from time to time hold public hearings, and may employ such research and other assistance as it may determine reasonably necessary in order to properly carry on its survey and prepare definite plans of reorganization. In the development of such reorganization plans and surveys the county boards shall call upon the department of public instruction for advice and counsel In order to keep such reorganization plans in conformity to the statewide pfarh of education and to state laws .... 275.4 Proposition submitted. Upon final approval by the county board of any plan of reorganization, the county board through its executive officer shall, at the next school election, submit same to the qualified electors of the affecied districts in the manner provided for in sections 296.4 and 296.5 .... "THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL: Chapter 147. Section 13—Item 12.- Under the direction of the department of public instruction, with the assistance of the county superintendent and the cooperation of the boards of the districts within the county, plan and supervise the orderlv reorganization of districts, by union, merger or centralization, into larger and more efficient attendance and administrative units. No reorganization shall be submitted to a vote of the people of the district until the plan of reorganization has been referred to and approved by the county board of education, and the superintendent of public instruction. Section 18-ltem 9. The county superintendent shall, under the direction of the board, exercise the following powers and duties: Endeavor to promote through meetings and conferences with school officers, teachers, parents and the public generally, and by the distribution of pamphlets and bulletins, an active interest in all desirable types of public school education and to suggest needed changes and improvements in the public schools of the county. Many meetings of a general nature have been held the past year which involved the problem of school district reorganization. The County Board of Education in discharging its obligations now comes to the place where it is ready to draw some lines indicating prospective school district boundary lines (administrative units) as prescribed by law. In order to make the process more democratic the Board of Education asks that the people assist with this phase of planning. To do so groups of citizens will want further information before coming to definite conclusions. The following pamphlets are available in the office of County Superintendent for the asking. These pamphlets are only a part of the material which is available for group study. "What is a Good School?" published by the Iowa Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards. "How Good is Your School?" published by the Department of Public Instruction. This is a pamphlet designed to serve a sa guide for lay people to evaluate the effectiveness of the local school. "A Key to Better Education"—pamphlet based on the find* ings of the National Commission on School District Reorganization. Personal checklist—a mimeographed checklist taken from the pamphlet entitled "Schools Are What We Make Them." The citizen who is actively interested in good schools and who is well informed about the schools of his community will answer "Yes" to at least eight of the questions in this checklist. These materials will be sent to anyone in Kossuth County by writing: KOSSUTH COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION A. E. Lauritien f Executive Secretary, Algona, Iowa The Story of the VALENTINE by HARRISON'S 5c-10c-$1 Up -A O ~l>:/ Here at Harrison's store, we have been opening box after box of Valentines, Valeniine candies. Valentine parly favors, bridge tallies, napkins. Valentine cut-out books, etc. . . with the result that the front end of our store looks as if little Dan Cupid had been here in person. So .... being very Valentine conscious, we decided to go into the matter further, with the result )hat we are going to tell you the romantic story of Valentines here. . The lirst '"Valentine" was penned in the year 270 A. D. by St. Valentine, a young Roman priest. On the eve of his execution for refusing to renounce Christianity, he sent a note of cheer to his jailer's blind daughter, signing it "From Your ValenSine". W* don't know what that lint Valentine looked like, but we want you to know thai here at Harrison's we havo hundreds and hundreds of beautiful cards, at aU prices. Valaniin** remained Btriet- IY message* of friendship for the next 1,000 years. But Cupid started changing them into lover's missives during the Middle Ages. To elude vigilant fathers, the Valentines were hidden in hollow trees, which served as the post of- lice. Valentines reached their peak of site and elegance in the royal court of Louis XIV. a French king. Cupid appeared in the designs for the lirst time, surrounded by cutout heart*, tiny birds, paper fountains, all circled by expensive Venetian lace. We don't have real Venetian ace on our Valentines here at Garrison's, but we do have hem in "king size". Big and >eautiful. We also have cutout sets, where you make your own. In Grandma's time, here in America, Valentines got frill- er and frillier. and it was not until the end of the last cen- ury and the turn of this one, hat manufacturers started applying the Valentine theme to other types of gifts. Candy is one, and when Cu>id hit the candy boxes he really scored, for this year at Harrison's we have all sorts of Valentine candies on display. Everything from chocolate Valentine hearts, to elaborate heart-boxed chocolates that say "I Love You" in unmistakable terms. Around 1920 the Valentine theme started becoming popular for parties and other occasions. So soon we started to see such things as bridge tallies and party favors in the Valentine theme. Now at Harrison's store, you can see the latest versions of these items, all in the sentimental Dan Cupid thame. In fact, here at Harrison's we believe we have one of the most outstanding collections of Valentine items you could wish for. Why don't you drop in and see for yourself? li's hard to believe that it all was started so long ago by the young priest, St. Valentine. We thought you'd like to hear the story of the Valentine, so here it is. Harrison's 5c-10c-$l Up i i n' "HiimiHJ

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