The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 23, 1956 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 23, 1956
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4-Aldone (la.) Upper DM Moln»» Tuesday, Octobtf 83, 1»S6 and Lihcoln; Rev. Max Goldman, Portland and Buffalo; Rev. Fredric Samick, Burt and Fenton. Mrs Howard Long, Cresco. Riverdale, Garfield, Whittemore; Theron Hansen, Plum Creek and Wesley; John Weber, Irvington; Rev. Stevens, Sherman and Lu- Verne; Rev. Paul Hansen, Union and Lotts Creek; Mrs Ronald Richardson, Lakota. Last Rites On Saturday For Mary DeGraw Funeral services for Mrs Mary DeGraw. 80, a resident of Algona for tlie past 38 years, were held Saturday in the Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. Rev. " M. H. Browrr officiated and burial was in Riverview cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mrs DeGraw died Thursday morning in Lutheran hospital at Fort Dodge where she had been a patient for several weeks. She observed her birthday there Sept. 25. Mrs DeGraw was born at Mallard Sept. 25, 1876. She was married to L. J. DeGraw at Whittemore in 1894 and the family farmed in the Lone Rock and Burt areas for several years before moving to Algona in 1918. Mr DeGraw was later employed belore his death in 1943. A member of the Presbyterian church. Mrs DeGraw was very active in women's organizations and also in the Union township Mother's & Daughter's Club. She also was a gardener of note. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs Cecil McGinnis and Julia Taylor, Algona, and Mrs Maynard Stephenson, Manchester, two brothers, Henry Dearchs, Algona, and Claude Dearchs, Long Beach, Cal., a sister, Mrs Frank Hofius, Algona, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Pallbearers at the funeral were John Kohlhaas, Jake Godden, Tom Lundell, Bill Finn, Hal Long and Gene McMahon. CROP Volunteers To Start Drive There has been good response to the call for volunteers to canvass in the CROP appeal in Kossuth county from November 11 to November 18th, according to CROP Campaign Director Paul Hansen. Paul Hansen invited interested groups to join in making the canvass during CROP Week complete so that everyone can be given an opportunity to share with needy people overseas. The canvassers will be the contact between contributors to the appeal and the destitute people who will benefit from the generosity of Kossuth citizens, he said. Kossuth County has been divided into areas by townships. The following persons have been signed UD according to areas: Fred Brown. Seneca and Swea; Mrs Warren Broness, Eagle and Grant; A. Clark Miller, German Mrs Jacobs, 82, Rites Swea City Ledyard, Nov. 9 Swea CSiy—Mrs Merie Jacobs 82, died Oct. 17 at the Buffak Center hospital where she had been taken Oct. 15 for a heart ailment. She was the widow of W. R. Jacobs, onetime Swea City merchant. They were married on Christmas Day, 1898 and made their home here until his death on May 5. 1919. Mrs Jacobs continued to live here and was engaged as a practical nurse until recently. Born Merie Mortensen, she was the daughter of the late Christian and Maren Mortensen of Winnebago county, born June 18, 1874. She was one of 8 children, of whom only one, Mrs Minnie Caldwell. Long Beach, Calif., survives. Mr and Mrs Jacobs had no children. Besides the sister, Mrs Caldwell, there are a numbers of nieces and nephews, one of whom Mrs Mabel Gunderson, lives at Eagle Grove. Mrs Jacobs united with the First Methodist Church of Swea City in 1907 and worked in the Sunday School for more than 35 years. Funeral rites were held Oct. 19 at the Methodist church, with the Rev. S. H. Hammer officiating and Curtis Funeral Home in charge. Burial was made in Harrison cemetery. Music at the funeral service was supplied by Mrs George 'Elliott, who sang two solos, with Kenneth Seylar at the organ. Pallbearers were Roy E. Bravender, Harold Opsal, Lowell Roberts, George K. Nelson, Claus Helmke and E. L. Hansen. Tom Hutchison Elected As State Student Assn. Head Free For Kids At Grid Game Friday night is "free kid night" at the Algona football field, when the Algona Kiwanis club will see that all school children from the 4th, 5th and 6th grades— from both public and parochial schools—get in to see the game free. It's an annual Kiwanis club event, all the kids have to do i* show up. Dick Carr is chairman for the event, assisted by Lawrence Hutzell, O. B. Laing, A] Granzow, and Rev. Cloyd Bishop. the kids: There might be some free treats, too! Tom Hutchison, son of Mr and Mrs Theo Hutchison of Algona, was elected president of the Iowa Association of Student Councils at the tenth annual conference held Monday at Iowa State College, Ames. He is pictured above, at left, with Tom Norris of Indianola, who was named vice president. Other senior and junior high student council members from Algona attending the conference were Darlene Skogstrom, Paula Priebe, Jim Anderson, Trudy Olson, Lee Lawson, Dennis Waller and Brigetta Whittemore. The group was supervised by Robert Stevens and Art Olson of the school faculty. There were about 1,000 pupils attending the conference. (UDM engraving) Rites Tuesday, Fred Walker, At Swea City Funeral services for Fred Walker, 62, a resident of Swea City for the past 52 years, were held there at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Methodist church. Rev. S. Hammer officiated and buria' was in Harrison township cem- tery. Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr Walker died Saturday morning at Veteran's Hospital in Des Moines following an illness of six months. He had been hospitalized for several months at various places and ,his ailment was diagnosed as a brain tumor Friday. Born in Illinois, Mr Walker moved to Swea City with his parents in 1904. He graduated from Swea City high school and served in Siberian during World War I. He was a member of the Fisher American Legion post at Swea City. Survivors include his wife, Alta, a son, George, his falher, Ralph Walker, Sr., a brolher, Ralph Walker, Jr., all of Swea City, and three sisters, Mrs Jarnes Montgomery and, Mrs Martin Dahl, Swea City, and Mrs Ernest Witte of Rockwell. His mother, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Pallbearers at the funeral were Russell Byers, A. B. Tweeten, George K. Nelson, Martin Tokheim, Charles Schimmel and Carl E. Anderson. Mrs Arthur Schweppe and Sally Eisenbarth were representatives of the Graham Dept. Store here at a fall fabrics clinic held Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Kirkwood hotel in Des Moines. The •two. ladies were guests of a nationally-known fabrics firm at the day's session. (JDM Classifieds Pay Dividends Big Halloween For Kids Here On October 31 Algona, the Halloween "capital'' of north Iowa, will again be a city of pnblins, ghosts, hoboes and witches on Halloween night Wednesday, Oct. 31, when the Algona Lions Club once mure plays host to hundreds of kidr ~.t its traditional evening p-u-ty Tho festivities will start r.i= usual with the big kids parade down State street from courthouse square to the Athletic field, where the big doings will take place. All kids in town are urged to "get going" on their costumes, as there'll be a raft of .prizes—and of course, loads of free treats. Jim Milder and M. C. Metcalf are Lions club co-chairmen of ;he this year's party, while other committee heads v:e: Finance Bill Dau, Jr.; Parade, Roy Me Mahon; Judging, Dr. John Schut- !er; Food, Ross Strickler; Games, Leo Cassel; Trucks and field lights, Dean Taylor; Prizes, Ted Herbst; Dance, Bob LaBarre: Public Address, Don Hemmingson; and Band, Russ Guster. Kids of all ages can come — in costume — and this year Grand Prizes will be awarded for the best boy and best girl costumes of the entire crowd — ten bucks each! West Bend Girl Bride Oct. 14 Virginia Ellen Jackson, daughter of Mr and Mrs Bruce Jackson, New Hampton, became the bride of Melvin D. Mathson, son of Mr and Mrs Oliver Mathson, West Bend in a double ring ceremony performed by Rev. Paul Clements in the Methodist church at New Hampton, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. The bride was given in marriage by her father and was attired in a white suit wth tan accessories. She carried a bouquet of talisman roses and white pom-poms. Mrs Don Clasen, St. Paul, Minn., sister of the bridegroom, was matron of honor, and Don Clasen was best man. A reception followed the wedding ceremony in the church parlors. Mr and Mrs Mathson left for a .short wedding trip in Wisconsin, after which -they will be at home in Columbia Heights, Minn. The bridegroom is a graduate of West Bend high school, and served two years in the army. He is employed by Bell Telephone in Minneapolis. STRICTLy t BUSINESS Bancroft, Algona Firms Robbed Robberies at Algona and Ban* croft marred the past weekend. At the Kossuth Motor Co. garage in Algona, sometime Friday night, thieves entered through a rear window and stole about $2i>0 worth of shop tools, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst reported. At the Champlin oil station at Bancroft, sometime after closing time Saturday night, tnieves wnu gained entrance by breaking a hole in the window and lifting a latch, stole about $27 in cash from the till. ; The rbbbery was discovered Sunday morning uy proprietor Joe Donahue when he opened lor business. "Triplet*, Mr. PotUeby, tripUUt" Nash Ramblers For 1957 Arrive The new 1957 Nash Rambler, equipped with many innovations, goes on display in Algona on Thursday, Oct. 25, it has been announced by Russ Hutchins of Nash Sales & Service here. The local auto firm .located north of the Milwaukee depot, will be open until 10:00 in the evening for the Thursday showing. Offering a V-8 motor for the first time, the Rambler comes in thirteen different models, complete with airliner seats, and in both sedan and popular station wa.gon. mode-Is. A new more massive front end is a striking feature of the new car line. George Washington defeated the British at Princeton, N. J. on January 3, 1777. Fire Burns Over Acres Of Stalks LuVerne—The LuVerne Volunteer Fire Department answered a mall for a fire i na corn field on the farm of the late Arthur Miller, operated by Donald Bor- tnann. Several acres of stalks, not corn, were destroyed. Mr and Mrs Harry Lenz live in the buildings and assist in farming operations. million dollars worth of uncut stones. The two ladies traveled by plane to and from Kansas City. 4-H Boys Elect Officers, Oct. 27 4-H boys of Kossuth County will elect county 4-H officers for the 1957 club year Saturday, Oct. MY at 1:30 p.m. at the County Extension Offico. County officers in charge of the annual business meeting and election are president, Roger Dreyer of Fenton; James Bierstedt, Whittomore; secretary treasurer, Robert Kaltved, Swea City and reporter, Don Grant of Corwilh. The newly elected officers will conduct an officer training school for all local officers and represent the 22 boy's clubs with over 430 members at various county, district and slate events. Radio Engineer Injured Hunting Curt Nutter, announcer-engineer at Algona's radio station, KLGA, received slight gunshot injuries while hunting pheasants near St. Peter, Minn. Sunday. Nutter was hunting at the time with two of his brothers-in-law. One had a new shotgun, which fired sooner than expected and accidentally hit Curt, who was across a swamp at the time. Pellets hith Nutters' gun stock, one scraped his right cheek, another hit his arm, and one hit each leg. Fortunately, the pellets didn't break the skin, but did cause pain. The threesome continued hunt- ng, and Curt bagged two birds after the shooting incident. At Diamond Clinic Maxine Sharp and Ruby Murtha returned last week from a three-day diamond clinic held in Kansas City by the C. A. Ki«or Co., diamond importers. The course was held in a new diamond clinic recently opened there, and on display were; more than a Kossuth Boys At Waterloo Show Jiimes Biersledt of Whittemore and Gerald Reding of Bode took Piirt in HIL> 195f.i Waterloo Meat Animal Show, October 18. Jamqp won 9th and 36th on his two. Angus steers and Gerald placed 37th on his Hereford entry. Ralph Reding placed 13th on his Angus entry in the open class irteer show. Over 400'steers wore entered in what is considered one of the toughest fat steer shows in the midwest. IF IT'S NEV/S — WE WANT II We are the posterity our forefathers worried about. Can you alame them? Best dressed WITH SALAD DRESSING I , I Don't Ask BUT ALL YEAR-'ROU I VOTE FOR That's because in the year or so we have used Gas at our home, It has come to mean all the difference in the world to me in "keeping house". And I know my husband, who pays the bills at our house, says it's meant a lot of difference in what it costs month by month. I vote for Gas because it's giving us cleaner heat . . . . it cooks faster and its more controllable ... it gives us loads of reallv hot "sanitizing" water . . . and my automatic gas clothes dryer is a 'dream', especially in winter. Those are the reasons I vote for Gas. Mv husband? He votes for it, too — because he says Gas is saving us money every month of the year! 6/ ,CaJTBAL.Rufcilfc.SeMw YOUR GAS COMPANY 109 South Harlem Telephone 1412

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