The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 28, 1950 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 28, 1950
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4~A»gono Upper D«, Moines Tuexfay, March it, 1*50 Informal Party Mrs. Dick Helmers entertained at an informal party Thursday evening, guests being Mrs. L. C Nichols, Mrs. Fred Gronbach Mrs. Mary Miller, Mrs. John Helmers, Mrs. Fred Haag, and Mrs. Charles Wagner. A social evening was enjoyed and light refreshments were served. Dinner Honors Guest Mr. and Mrs. Horace Clapsaddle entertained at dinner Sunday in compliment to Mrs. Ruth Patterson of Minneapolis, Minn. Other guests were Dr. J. G. Clapsaddle and Edna Main of Burt. MM. Ho« Hosless Mrs. O. E. Hott was hostess to the members of the E.T.W. card club Wednesday afternoon. Guests were Mrs. L. A. Wirifcel Mrs. Webster Gillespie, and Mrs. George Johnson, all of whom won the prizes, high, second, and low respectively. Wed 60 Yean Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Clark, Al gona, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday As an observance they are hold mg a family dinner Sunday, Ap nl 2, at the home of Mrs. Charles Reaper in Irvington. Relatives who will be attending are Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Clark, Coos Bay, Ore.; Mr. and Mrs William Clark; St. Cloud, Minn., Mrs. Althea Tredinnick, Algona- Mrs. Thea Haldeman. Algona: and other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Clarks were married in Kansas, March 29. 1875. They came to Iowa in 1913, and farmed east of Algona. They bought a grocery store in Algona in 1922 and operated it until 1941, when they retired. Sewing Club Hostess Mrs. C. H. Simpson was hostess o the members of her sewing club Friday afternoon. At 55th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. James Walker ?r. and family, Mr. and Mrs James Walker, Jr., Mr. and Mrs £enneth Pryor and son Bobb Jim, and Roma Lou Bonnin droV t° Alden, Sunday, to attend th ooth wedding anniversary of Mr and Mrs. Joe Johnson, parents o Mrs. James Walker, Sr. Fiftj guests were present. The life stpry of Joe Johnson is an unusual one, in that he wa married at the age of 14 to a wo man aged 34, becoming a falhe at the age of 15. Mr.. Johnson is father of 2i children, 14 of whom are living At 85, he is in fair health. His wife is 75. Canasta Club Met Mrs. F. M. Holt was hostess to the members of her Canasta club, Wednesday evening. It is newly- organized club, the members of which are Mesdames Ted Chri- schilles. Bob Marcy, Mitch Tayor, Neal Monaco, Thomas Saw- 'er, Lyle Rodd, Dick Post, and LeRoy Lee. The high score prizes were won by Mrs. Post and Mrs. .ee. Joe Bloom, former Algonian low living at Minneapolis, Minn., vas a dinner guest Friday eve- ling of Dr. and Mrs. Karl Hoffman. Entertain At Dinner Mr. and Mrs. Tim O'Brien entertained at a family dinner Sunday, guests being the letter's mother and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Lonergan, and Mrs. Lonergan's son, Carl Connors, of Mason City, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Connors and children, Kay, Tony, and Polly, of Adair, and Mr. and Mrs. Neal Connors, who have recently returned from Japan where Mr. Connors served three and a half years. Mr. and Mrs. Neal Connors formerly lived at Whittemore wheru Mrs. Connor's parents also reside. Birthday Pairty Dennis Waller was host, Saturday, to a group of friends on his seventh birthday. Present were Bob Post, Bill Sigsbee, Kenny Holmes, Bobbie Lee, Jim Pratt, Mick'ey Balluff, L,arry Klein, Phil Thomas, Tom Brown and Tom Waller. The group took in a movie and hen had a birthday lunch of ice cream and cake. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Schmidt nd Michael and , Mrs. Claude lains were dinner guests Friday vening of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff toover, a family celebration of he birthday of Mrs. Hoover, mother of Mrs. Schmidt and daughter of Mrs. Hains. Sorority Meeting The Beta Sigma Phi sororit will meet Thursday evening a the Algona hotel, at which tim the "Ritual of Jewels" cere mony will take place. Those t become new members are Irm Dee Cook, Georgia Lee Nelson and Norma Johnson, and thoS to become Exemplar chapte members are Mary T. Bestenleh ner, Emmajean Lighter, LaVonn Wolcott, and Esther Smith. Ther will also be election of officers. Burt Joins New Baseball Loop A new baseball league,' with one Kossuth team as a member was organized last week at Hum boldt. The Kossuth entry is Burt. O^er teams in the league which will be known as the North Central Baseball League, are Eagle Grove, Thor, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Peterson, Ruthven and Graettinger. No School Friday No school will be held Friday, March 31, at Algona High school, in order that the teachers may attend the annual North Central District Teachers Convention at Mason City on that day. Day of resurrection .... day of rebirth and new glory .., day of love, hope and joy! Attend the church of your choice during this Easter period, join in the lovely song . . the sincere prayer —symbols of your renewed faith and courage . . . Xou Are Urged to Attend Services at the Church of Your Choice Now and on Easter W» Will be closed Good Friday Afternoon, April 7, during th* period of special church s*rv* W . 40 Workers In Donation Drive For Charity Ball Forty workers began a drive yesterday for donations to the Algona Charity Ball to be held at the high school on Tuesday, April n. Dr. Karl R. Hoffman as chairman, and Paul Owens as cochairman, are in charge of the solicitation of funds. No tickets are issued for the Charity Ball, and donations can be in any amount, although those giving larger amounts are listed as patrons and patronesses/While an effort will be made to contact most people, there are some who may be missed. If people are not contacted, they are urged to send donations to Dr. Hoffman or .to the Chamber of Commerce, office. - Nominations for Queen of the Ball are still in order,' and should >e filed not later than March 31. The six leading nominees at the wesent time are: Margaret Preshus, Iris Kressin, Lucille Loesch, nary Ann Timm, Norma Reimers ind Alice Buss. When nomina- lons are closed the ten leaders will be voted upon during the week of April 2. The winner will receive a formal gown and shoes to go with it, and the four runners up who will serve as attendants to the Queen will receive corsages. The Charity Ball was first held in 1938, and except for three war .years has been held ever since. All funds raised are used for [health work among the children in the Algona community. . The officers of Algona Charities, for the most part ; have served since the organization In 1938. Helmuth Miller has served as president, and Milton G. Norton has been treasurer. Miss Antoinette Bonnstetter, Algona's efficient school nurse has been on the board and has been of vital importance in the organization. • Solicitors for the fund are as follows: M. E. t-Butch" Clements. Chei Kurtz, John Hopkins, Mel Griffin, and Dick Burt. John Carroll, Jack .Chrischilles, Dick Sorenson, Clayton-pittman. ene Zender, and Warren Nelion. ..." Walter Bradley, Leo McShane, Bill Finn, Elmer Langma<Sk. Bill Barry, Jr., Leo Cassel, Joe Lynch, Jr.. and Roman Waldera. Dick Norton, Bob Richardson Job LaBarre, Fred . Kent, Jr., George Boswell, Clayton Percival, nd N. B. Best., ••-„... Miss Bonstetter. Dr. H. D Meyr. Al Huenhold, Dr. J. P. Herrig, and Frank Knutzen. Frank Moultoh, Gene Hood. )on Hutchins, Neil Monaco, O. B. .aing. and Mrs. Edna Oldaker. Edith Milbrandt, Cheryl Baes«, Nancy MqGaw, Le» Kenyoii, ind Bob Lee. • . t • -•*». Mrs. Ida Fox Rites, Bancroft Bancroft — Mrs. Ida Fox, who passed away at the home of her only child, Lawrence, at Augusta, Ga., was burled after services at the Garry Funeral Home, Friday afternoon. Rev. L. Klngma, pastor of Lone Rock Presbyterian church, had charge of the services. Burial in greenwood cemetery beside her lusband. She leaves one son. Mrs. Tox was a of Henry POX, arid for many years lived n the house where Mrs, Mary Jchiltz now lives. M Many kind recollections of Mrs. fox linger in the memories of Bancroft's older citizen*; her life lad deep meaning because of her sfave 'and unfaltering care for ind devotion to her son, and only ihjld Laurence, who was but four rears of age at the time of his 'ather's death. Yet this is not lurprising when one knows some of the circumstances of her own earlier life. ' Ida Young was born in a ruraj community in Green County, Wis., in April, 1874, one of a pioneer family of eight brothers and three sisters. In the spring of 1898 she came with her parents to a farm in Irvington Township, near Algonai and later lived wittj them on a farm of their own near Plum Creek Station. Following a course in the country school, she completed her formal education in Algona s Normal School, whose principal during the '90's was Professor Lilly? She married John Fo«» who was asspciat^ifrftuiipsra!Ban- croft 1 with Mi Brother Hfenry, who later became, a prominent farmer of that corttntunity. Mrs. John Fo* Carried the admiration and respect, of her relatives and neighbors by the manner in which she overcame financial handicaps and devoted her life td the education of her son Laurence. When he was about nineteen years of age, ih 1920, she hioved with him to Cedar Falls, where he might obtain a more advanced education, and there he majored in drawing and mechanical draftsmanship. He also became a drawing teacher in Iowa and Illinois high schools, and later was persuaded to become head of the drawing department of the schools of Wmston-Salem, N. C. He is now the head of the drawing department of the public schools of the large city of Augusta, where he resides with his wife. All -the while her son was pursuing his college course, his mother kept their home in Cedar Falls', and by cooking, sewing, and every other practical way, assisted him until its completion. Throughout her life the beautiful relationship established between them in her son's earlier years, continued. Some ten years ago the two traveled to the State University of Wisconsin, at Madison, and again they lived together in a trailer home for a time, while Laurence worked for and obtained his master's degree as an Engineering Draftsman, qualifying him to teach in any state in the Union. Air Reserve Unit Here Is Growing Plans are now in progress for easier enlistment of veterans into Algona's Air Corps Reserve Intelligence Squadron. In«st«»*d of having to go to Fort Dodge or Des Moines to be sworn in, applicants will be taken care ol n're. The local squadron is still growing and has gone way beyond original expect'^i^rx! O" ganizational plans called for 12 members. Present strength is now at 24 men. with even more showing interest. At last Thursday's meeting, Duane Lighter sooke on "Biological Warfare." Leightnn Mi«bach outlined an Adjutant's duties. All veterans wno would like to find out more about the intelligence squadron in operation here are urged to contact Deb EASTER-FUL HATS FOR Little Miss Spring Shes so proud of her new Easter hat-brightened wilh a ribbon bow or Spring bloswrn. Choose from the« ond many more enchanting tyle, in smooth or rus^c straw A Special Little Price $1.98 FOR ARWTIQCRAT QF STRAWS Genuine Siiok trim. priced at $4.99

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