The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 28, 1950 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 28, 1950
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"THE MYSTERY FARM" Farewell For Culbertson And Kerbers Of Seneca The "Mystery Farm" pictured in la&t week's Algotia Upper Des Moines was that of Joseph Vbllmer, .who owns and farms the 230 acre place, located in section 33 of Greenwood township. He has lived there for the past seve nyears. If the new Mystery Farm for this week, pictured above, is yours, either as owner or tenant, you will receive a free aerial photo by stopping in at the Upper Des Moineal office. Peter Koppen, 90, Died Feb. 23 East Of Lakota Lakota — Peter Koppen, Sr., passed away at the home of his son. Gust Koppen, east of Lakota, Thursday afternoon. Mr. Koppen, who was 90 years old Feb. 2, 1950, spent the winter with his son and family and, although not in the best of health, was only confined to his bed two weeks. He leaves one son, Gust, and two daughters, Esther, Mrs. Elmer Peterson of Titonka, and Irene, Mrs. Higgins of Whittemore, seven . grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Sacred Heart church at Ledyard Monday morning. Home From Calif. j/ Mrs. Edward Kram,er a#d "ft daughter came home a week "ago I -from a two-month visit with her J parents at Santa Rose, Cal. The •*•, Kramers left for California De| cember 14, 1949, and Mr. Kramer returned to Lakota Jan. 14. Mrs. : Kramer remaine.- fcr the wed-' i ding of her brother, Richard Holtzen< in February before coming home. Movo To Town Mr. and Mrs. Alfred O'Keefe, who held a farm sale recently, moved to town into their house near the Methodist church. Hostess To Teachers Mrs. Virgil Barrett entertained a group of the school personnel Friday evening, Jan. 17, in honor of their son, Virgil Jr.'s 16th birthday. The honoree wan presented with u nice fjift. Guests were the boys and girls basketball teams, their coaches, J. W. Coo, and Mr. Hoiman and their wives, the cheer leaders, score keeper, time keeper and the custodian, Henry Mitchell. Lunch was served to 45 in the nc v school lunch room with Mrs. John Heetland assisting Mrs. Barrett. At Brotherhood Meeting Twelve from Lakota attended the Forest Sub-district Brotherhood meeting at Ledyard last week Monday evening. Fred Dutton was chairman, and the business meeting wu.s followed by a program with the Hev. L. Kingma, pastor of the Presbyterian churcn of Lone Rock, as the speaker, who used the topic, "Can we trust in the Bible," as the basis of a fine talk. Auxiliary Meeting The Legion Auxiliary met Monday with Mrs. Emma Smith, assisted by Mrs. Andrew Anderson. Twenty-eight members answered roll call. Mrs. Wortman, rehabilitation chairman, reported on the newspaper favors for Washington's birthday. The week of Feb. 12 to 18 was the time for our unit to send gifts to the Woodward State school, and the women contributed exceptionally well on this project. Mrs. Fred Schroeder was the Initiation Officer for an impressive initiation ceremony for two new members, Mrs. Minnie Lester and Mrs. Ray Becker. She was assisted by Mrs. Robert. Rippentrop, sergeant-at-arms; Mrs. Wm. Kienitz, chaplain; Mrs. Jerry Heetland, president; Mrs. Rena MHtag, vice president, and Mrs. Emory Smith, 2nd vice president also had parts in the ceremony. Each member- initiated was given a red carnation. Tuesday night a committee with Mrs. Gene Garrett as chairman served the regular monthly 7 o'clock dinner to the Community club at which 31 members were present. Bob Beemer spent last week at Harlan, la., with business pertaining to his well drilling work. The Jasper Steenhard home near Swea City was the scene of a birthday party for the son John on Tuesday night. Those attending from_this vicinity included the George Ennen, V. E. Lester. Henry Olthoff, Roy and Arnold Becker families. The Charlie Stroebel family attended a party at the James Spear home near Titonka Monday night. The neighbors surprised the Spears, who are moving to a farm in Plum Cre^k township. Mrs. Spear is a daughter of the Stroebels. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson moved Monday to the apartment above the C. R. Smith store. They have lived with Robert's parents Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Anderson, near Thompson the past year. Mrs. J. F. Whalen, Des Moines, spent last week visiting her sister and husband, the J. H. War- burtons, and her son, Harrv Warburton, and family at Elmore. She also visited Thursday afternoon at the Durant home in Algona. The Marvin Baums of Amef visited last week Sunday with Marvin's father, William Baum, and daughter, Elsie Baum. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Steenhard, who have been living with Mrs. Steenhard's uncle, Ray Steel, moved Wednesday to a farm east of Buffalo Center. Ray is 'also moving this week to a farm north of Elmore on highway 169, being vacated by Walter Meyer, also a former Lakota family. Forty relatives gathered at the George Ennen home Wednesday night for a farewell party for Mr and Mrs. Dwayne Lester, who left Thursday for Madrid where Dwayne has employment on a farm. They were presented with a purse of money. The little son Jimmie, is with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Lester, until the family is settled in their new home. Reader Comment THAT FRACAS AT BURT Burt, Iowa Feb. 22, 1950. Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa Dear Sirs: With regards to article in paper under date of Feb. 21, regarding Burt constable and 3 Algona men. Wish to state that your article stating that I requested these men to leave town is not true, knowing that if they were to go they would drive their car. I may be a fool but not that big a fool to let someone drive away in their car under those circumstances. I told them to stay out of their car, but this did not seem to meet with their approval, then the blow by blow story was very close to what happened. It is not my practice to let a driver drive his car under such circumstances. I rather take their car keys or get tKem a driver, and if they won't behave, then there is only one thing left to do. So I feel that this should be corrected through your paper, also I feel 'that you owe me an apology. Respectfully yours, W. H. STEWARD Constable, Burt, la. • * * Dear Mr. Steward: We are sorry that we used the wrong explanation of the preliminary stages of the fracas as reported in last week's Upper Des Moines. It is obvious that you would not have allowed someone to drive. The paper meant to imply that you at first endeavored to quiet the visitors down, and prevent trouble. We did not explain this properly. Calling this to our attention is appreciated. We are glad lo know that otherwise the account of the affair wag correct as printed. Editor, Upper Des Moines Seneca—Mr. and Mrs. Winston Kerber were pleasantly surprised Tuesday evening when they accepted an invitation to spend the evening at the Oscar Patterson home and found^ neighbors and friends already gathered there in a farewell courtesy for them. The Kerbers are moving March 1 to a farm four miles south and three miles west of Fenton. The evening was spent playing "500" with high prizes going to Mrs. Joe Crowley and Oscar Patterson. Mrs. Irwin Votteler won the travel prize. Others present included Mr and Mrs. Otto Wilberg, Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Hartshorn, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Votteler, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Crowley, Mr. and Mrs. William Dorsey, and Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Merrill Sr. Others invited but unable to attend were' Mr. «nd Mrs. C. O Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Charle.' Feye, and Mr. anu Mrs. Sheldon Merrill, Jr. The Kerbers \vere presented j lovely floor lamp as a remembrance from theii- friends and neighbors. CulberlEon Farewell Mr. and Mrs. Merle Culbertson and family were pleasantly surprised Wednesday evening when neighbors dropped in and staged a farewell party tor them. The Culbertsons are moving into a home which they recently purchased in Ringsjted. The evening was spent playing parlor games and visiting, after which the Culbertsons were presented a purse of money as a farewell gift. Those present included Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Classon, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Olsen and LeAnn, Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Osborn, Carl and Mrs. Mortensen, John and Bertha Olsen, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Looft and sons. March 1 Moves Now that March 1 is rapidly approaching, various families in the community are moving elsewhere and new families are coming in. One of the first families to move was Wm. Sanders, who moved to an acreage which they recently purchased in the Swea City vicinity. The Wilfred Muellers of the Ringsted vicinity moved onto the place vacated by the Sanders. The Sheldon Merrills Jr., were moving last weekend to their new home near Buffalo, Mo. The Raymond Ropte family of the Ceylon, Minn., vicinity are moving onto the place vacated by the Merrills. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Englebart and son are moving to the former's father's farm in the Elmore vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Pringle and son will move to this place. Mr. and Mrs. Art Bergum will move onto the place vacated by the Alvin Lockwoods. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Anderson will occupy the place vacated by the Win-ton Kerbers. The Kerbers will move to a farm three miles west •md four miles south of Fenton. The Roy Klein family of the Esthervi.Ue vicinity will move nn the Jacobsen Estate farm. The Merle Culbertsons are locating in Ringsted. The Lawrence Saxlon families and Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Saxton will move to Kasson, Minn., to a farm which they purchased last summer. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boever and family of Swea City will move to the farm vacated by Saxtons. The Boevers purchased the farm last fall. Other new families in the community are the Garretsons, who moved into their new home on the farm which they own and which is tenanted by the Engle- bys. A Fox family of the Lone Rock vicinity is living in the tenant house on the I. H. Jensen farm. The Don Boevers family of Algona will move to the former Roy Osborn farm in the near future. Mr. Boevers has been working on the place for the past several months, Improving and modernizing it. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Echart and WANT ADS BRINGS RESULTS THESE KOAL KIDS STAND FOR LOTS OF HEAT-EACH TON OF IT* A RED-HOT TREAT The concentrated heat given by our coal stands for less waste, greater cleanliness, more efficient heating and GREATER ECONOMY! COAL CO. C7W.212W SASTSrATfST. Helps Push Feeders for Fast LOW-COST Prime Finish... son of Mallard were Wednesday callers at the Curtis Olsen home and were overnight guests at the Irvin Classon home. Jerry Olsen and his roommate, students at August ana college, Sioux Falls, spent last weekend at the Curtis Olsen home. Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Merem of Forest City were last Sunday guests at the Irvin Classon home. Mesdames A. H. Jpeth, Russell Kauffman and Henry Looft attended a 4-H leader training school held at the Farm Bureau meeting room at Algona, Thursday. The lesson material is presented by a home furnishing specialist, Miss Kunau of Ames. Little David Kracnt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kracht, submitted to an appendectomy at the Holy Family hospital at Estherville early last week. Reports are that he is recuperating satisfactorily. Mr. and Mrs. Don Hippie entertained Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Newel of Fenton and Dr. ami Mrs. Wesley Crossely of Ringsted at their home last Saturday evening. Tuesday, February 28, 1950 Algona Upper DM Moino«—S Medals Available For Ex-Sailors The Navy Recruiting Service announced today that the China Service and Navy Occupational Medals are now available for Navy Veterans at their nearest Navy Recruiting Station. Veterans are advised to bring their original discharge and all other separation papers to establish eligibility. The following medals are also available: American Defense! Asiatic Pacific; European African Middle Eastern; American Area; World War 11 Victory: The Base and Fleet Clasp. THIRSTY Little Kenny Edwards of Sumner was thirsty recently and look a swig out of a bottle. It contnine;! kerosene. It took a stomach pump to relieve his misery but he will recover. SWIFT'S BABY CHICKS are PROUD AS PEACOCKS GREEN COLONIAL turns ill grides domestic aid citilytle fuel oils. Approved by Underwriter's Lib- oratories. CLEAN HEM FUEL SAVINGS • Comfort • Eaiy Operation P. R. 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"Do you know," I said, "that Iowa'8 FACTORIES now produce as much wealth as her FARMS I" Yea. tt'« true. lowa'n income is the l«t BALANCED in Ik* Ualoa. FiHy-fifty, farm and city. But we lowans don't stop there. Iowa specialize* in balanced THINKING and LIVING, too. We try to respect each other a ideas. and standards— so we all live more happily together. Couuin Joe i > a farmer. I work in an offlee. ;loe Ukw bUck tea. I like a temperate glass of beer or ale. That'll OK with both of UK. We keep a BALANCED view of the other fellow's tasten — whether it be in bev.rages or bon- ucU, Job* or jallopies. Tolerance, temperate > BALANCED living and THINKING . . . that's Iowa, the greatest state in the U.S.A. ac Mtrsh Cop)ti&ktcJ, U. S. Breu-en SWEET LUMPS BLACK STRAP MOUSSES SOFT fELLETS CATTLE CRAVE THE SWEET TASTI . . . And they clean up feed bunks like it was all dessert. Talk about fast prime finish, Sargent Sweep Lumps helps fatten 'em in record time. Seems cattle can't resist grain or roughage with Sweet Lumps added. Like sugar on oatmeal, it tastes a lot better. No wonder they take on no much more feed, more weight. Low cost per pound of gain, too. You can get 12% or 24% protein content to suit your needs. 24% provides full protein ration. Gives cattle an even bigger push for early market profits. Try Sargent Sweet Lumps NOW or our money-back guarantee. Results... amazing! Stop in today. SARGENT & CO Algona Or At Your Sargent Feed Dealer Kossuth County 4-H Clubs Tiactoi Shop Course Bulletin Thit bulletin is published here as a reminder to Kossuth 4-H Club members of the Tractor Shop Course Schools that are being held this week in implement stores over the county. Below is listed the meeting place for each club, the date of the meeting, and also the subjects to be taken up. This course is being offered to club members through the cooperation of Iowa State College, U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, the Kossuth County Extension Service, and the eight implement firms whose names are listed below. SCHEDULE PLACE Area 1 — linde Implement Co. DATES March 2 March 9 March 16 Area 2- Bancroft Implement Co. March 3 March 10 Area 3*Algona Implement Bradley Bros, and Hevey Implement 4 (To B* Conducted at Bradley Bro>.) Kossuth Implement Munger Implement Area 4- LuVerne Implement March 3 March 10 March 3 March 10 CLUBS PARTICIPATING Eagle, Grant, Hebron, Seneca, Swea-Harrison Greenwood, Lakota Group 1— Garfield, Prairie Group 2—Lotts Creek, Portland, Union, Wesley Group 3—Buffalo, Burt, Plum Creek, St. Joe Group 4-Algona, Lone Rock, Whittemore LuVerne Time will be 7:30 p.m. for all meetings. (*—Groups in area 3 wilt rotate so that each group visits all shops listed. For example group 4 will go to Algona Implement for their second meeting, group 3 goes there for third meeting and group 2 there for fourth meeting. Other groups follow in number sequence). SECOND MEETING Discuss and demonstrate proper techniques for maintaining a. Engine Lubrication b. Spark plugs and wiring c. Cooling system THIRD MEETING Discuss and demonstrate the need for correct a. Engine lubrication b. Transmission lubrication c. Winterizing the tractor FOURTH MEETING "Dad's Night" On this night, it is expected that all Dads will receive a special invitation to attend, and have a brief review of what has been accomplithed. Although exact plans for this special night have not yet been formulated, a general program for 'Dad's Night" will probably include demonstration and a good movie on the over all subject. Sponsored by— Munger Implement Co., Algona Kossuth Implement Store, Algona Bancroft Implement Co., Bancroft Bradley Bros., Algona LuVerne Implement Co., LuVerne Algona Implement, Co., Algona Linde Implement Co., Swea City Hovey Implement Co., Algona In Cooperation With Iowa State College, U. S. Dept. Agriculture and Kossuth County Extension Service

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