The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 11, 1956 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 11, 1956
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4-Algdna (la.) Upptr D«l Molnt* Tuesday, D*eemb«r 11, 1956 . AROUND ALGONA'' Mrs Pred Oeigel entertained at a Christmas coffee at her home on Monday afternoon. Naomi Circle of the Rebekah lodge will have a Christmas pot-luck Friday noon at the home of Mrs A. W. Behrends. Bob Harms, who attends Wait burg College at Wayerly, spent the weekend here with his parents, Mr and Mrs Glenn Harms. Mrs Stanley Muckey will be hostess to the April Circle of the Methodist Church at a Christmas pot-luck Thursday at*l p.m. Mr and Mrs Harold Hobson spent Sunday at Marcus where thev visited Mr Hobson's brother and sister-in-law, Dr. ahd Mrs Ray Hobson. The High School Student Council were hosts Saturday evening at a Snowball Dance at the Annex, Teachers were special guests. The Eight Specs card club i* having a Christmas party this evening, (Tuesday). After dinner at Van's cafe they will go to the home of Mrs Beecher Lane for cards and a gift exchange. The Newcomers club and their guests had a Christmas party Saturday evening at the Moose. lodge hall. Dinner was served by the Women of the Moose and an evening of dancing followed. Mr and Mrs Dick Sttayer and two children left Monday for their home in Neosha, Mo. Mr? Strayer and the children have been at the parental Glen Slray- ers since Thanksgiving and Dicl came here Friday to take them home. Word has been received here of the birth of a son on Nov. 23 to Mr and Mrs James Dower o' Davenport. Mrs Dower is the youngest daughter of Mrs Catherine Hum, Algona, and is the former Mary Catherine Hum. The Dowers now have a family of six- three boys ahd three girls. hat been received of the birth of a son to Mr and Mr? Herman Moore, former residents now of Manhattan Beach, Calif Mrs Moore is the former Lucile Dearchs. The baby was born Nov. 17 and has been named Charles Perry. He has an older sister. Nancy and a brother David. The Girl Scouts are sponsoring a mitten gift project for Scouts in other lands. Mrs Opal Ankenbauer's troop is making the arrangements. New or old mittens. both pairs and singletons will be welcomed as well as scarves. caps and other cold weather accessories. A box, to receive dona- tions of articles has been placed at the SUds-Your-Duds laundry or call Mrs Ankenbauer, of any Girl' Scout may be contacted. Mr and Mrs Mitlon pahl entertained at a family Christmas dinner Sunday. Guests were Mr? Dahl's mother, Mrs Agnes Laidley, her son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs Craig Vinson ana Tom, Jane and Peggy of Roc) Rapids and the son-in-law and daughter. Mr and Mrs Merle Pratt and Bob, John and David o f Fairmont, Minn. The Pratts are moving to Cedar Falls this weekend. Merle is now with the Westinghouse Co. out of Waterloo. Mr and Mrs Milo Rents have received word of the birth of their 12th grandchild, a boy born December C to Mr and Mrs Ceci' Stewart at Hazelcrest. 111. Mr? Stewart is the former Bonnie Rentz and Mr Stewart formerly lived in Burt. Thev have one daughter and four sons, the new baby being named Ralph William Mr and Mrs Rentz plan to spend Christmas with the Stewarts and with another daughter and fam ilV. Mr and Mrs James Ireland at nearby Monee, 111. A Christmas dinner-dance was held Saturday evening at the country club with a large attendance. Mr and Mrs Gene Hood ^nd Mr and Mrs Paul Seeley headed the arrangements committee which included Mr and Mrs Thomas Lee, Mr and Mrs Fred Kent. Jr., Mr and Mrs Bob LaBarre, Mr and Mrs Rex Tay lor, Mr and Mrs Ed Gilmore,,Mf and Mrs Murray Mowers, Mf and Mrs Harry Greehberg, Mr '• ana Mrs Firman Lairig, Jr. and Mt affd Mrs Leon Laifd. ^ LOCALS Mr and Mrs Matt Zittritsch are here from Topeka, Kan., and are visiting Malt's mother, Mrs Mary Zittritsch and Annie and other relatives. Adrian Casler had reached Adrian, Mo., when he sent his first communication to relatives. He was enroute to Jacksonville, Fla., for the winter. Mrs Fred Clay berg and her ton- in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Earl Sprague were' visited Sunday by Mrs Claybefg's son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Fred Lawrence and sons Mark atnd Brent of Minneapolis. Sue Sprague returned to Cedar Falls, Monday, haying spent from, Thursday here with her parents, Mr and Mrs Earl Sprague. She is a student at the Iowa State Teachers College, and this was a between quarters vacation. Mrs William Weiner returned Saturday morning from Pittsville. Wis., where she had attended funeral services for her father, John Immerfall, 91, who died December 3. She accompanied her brother-in-laW and sister, Mr and Mrs Earl Anderson and niece and husband, Mr and Mrs Willmer Brown of Fort Dodge, and Mrs Frances Holtzbauer, also a relative of the deceased. Mr and Mrs Tom Sampson and Bryce, Brent and Marcia are leaving this weekend for Glen-> dale, Calif., where they-will visit, until "after Christmas with M; . Sampson's parents, Mr and Mrs Clintbn Sampson. ; Mrs A. D. Lehman was admit ted as a. medical .patient at St Ann hospital on Tuesday. She is much improved and expects tc go home soon. The daughter, Mrs Don West of Des Moines,, ha. been here with her mother. The Junior department of the Presbyterian Sunday School is having! a" Christmas party • Thursday evening at the home.of Mrs Jerry Hardgrove. There wil\ bo a gift exchange and a rehearsal for the Christmas program. Announcing North Iowa Bill Moxley and Adele Herbst students at State Teacher's , at Cedar Falls, spent the beUveen- semesters vacation, here with their respective parent", Mr and Mrs Merle Moxley and Mrs Olivci Herbst. Mr and Mrs Don Sherman hayij been/ ,yjisjt<e.d.. for tne_> past couple of weeks by Mrs Sherman's brother-in-law and sister, Dr. and Mrs Ted Kane and son, Greg. They came here from Eirie, Penn, and are leaving tomorrow, (Wednesday) for St. Louis, Ruth Circle of the Presbyterian church meets this evening, (Tuesday) at the home of Mrs Charles Hardgrove; Mrs Lowell Lenz is co-hostess. The program is in charge of Mrs Richard Burt and Mrs Russell Rentz will give devotions. —o— Alpha Psi chapter of Bete Sigma Phi is having the regular meeting this evening, (Tuesday) at the home of Mrs John Roberts. Mrs Don Sherman will present the program. The chapter's Christmas party will be held Dec. 18 at the home of Mrs Lyle Anderson. lance ALGONA, IOWA Mrs Don Sherman entertained at a birthday partv Saturday afternoon in honor of her Daughter, Linda who is two yoars old. Guests were Claudia Sherman, Greg Kane, ' Gertrude Oetkiw and the grandmothers, Mrs Martha Sherman and Mrs Kenneth Boyton, Britt. Mrs Las Browning, Hollywood. Calif, is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs W. S. ShackJeford. Mr Shackleford .returned from Iowa City, Saturday. December 1, fol lowing major surgery and is now at his home here. Mrs Browning is the former Gail Shackleford and her husband operates a,, specialty grocery in Hollywood. (Formerly The Appliance Division Of North Iowa Appliance and Sewing Machine Co.) We, the undersigned, wish to announce that effective next Monday, December, 17, 1956, our new business — North Iowa Appliance Center — will be operating under our management after purchase from Mr. Atherton and Mr Heimer of their complete Appliance division. We also are most pleased to announce that we are continuing with their important franchises, such as General ilectric, Skelgas, Maytag, etc., and will have complete stocks in all those major lines for your inspection.' We would further like tp say that we will uphold the standards of Service given by Jay and Gene in the past, on Appliances, and it will be our goal to even expand and enlarge this part of the business. In this connection Norris Rousseau will continue with us as Service Manager. We do not want to "b'low our horn" too much right now — we'd rather let results count — but we do want to issue you a most cordial invitation to visit us at the "same old stand". Also, we invite you to watch for the things we will have to offer in the future. Ifs a privilege for us to assume ownership of this business, and we want both Jay and Gene to know ifs a pleasure to do business with them ! AL RICHARDSON JOHN LEVY Mr and Mfs Jo«l Herbst t ate leaving Deeeinber 1? for a few weeks visit in. 'California <Jrith Mrs Herbst'9 &fetef, Mrs Peter Chubb and family. Mr and Mfs B. A. Thorpe have rented their attartment on East Call street to Mr and Mrs Loreh Smith of Ottoseh. They will take possession January 1. Mr Smith is employed with the Kelley Lumber Company. , ,M* and MM Biek Cowan and Cindy 'Wdre in Des Moines v over tn« \vetkendL ; Mf Hud Mn MiitMii iuthanan, Joe Lyn6h Jr., ahd Leo Cassel are in Des Moineg% this week Where the men are attending a tax school. Bin Moxley, a student at Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls, spent his between quarters vacation with his parents, Mr ahd Mfs Merle Moxley, Mf &nd Mrt B«H Ssnkey 6f ftenWick, *eon arM da1iihtef4n- law of Mrs Ernest Thill, hav% adopted a three months old son whoitt they have named Michael. Jeanelfft Sorensen ipefli Ihi quarter break with her mother, Mrs-Mabel Sore,nsen. Jeanette is a student at the Iowa State Teachers college. Cedar Falls. Bob J3ssienleh»iet wag token to St. Ann hospital Friday suf-* Ming wlt¥ft fespftfttory jilm«m?. due tb a silvefS odld. IM tfsl ? plae«d ih an oxygen lent feut wait sufficiently recovered the nextf day to be removed from it. , Ho is now recovering nicely. He is* a son of Mr and Mrs William t Bestenlehner. ,« tf If'3 MEWS — WE WAN? It:' North Iowa Appliance Center 310 East State Street Algona, Iowa SUPERGIFT SPECIAL/ DRESSING TABLE FITTED JEWELRY BOX It's L-A-R-G-E Size! It's Velvet-Lined! It's Deluxe 1 This Harrison gift looks far, lar more than the price asked! So neat in design, so attractive in appearance . • . with comparlmented tray, interior velvet-lined, and in choice of Blue, Rose, While or Green — pick her favorite! Also mirror in top! While Our Quantity lasts - No More When Gone I -4- HURRY! HURRY! SMAll DEPOSIT HOLDS YOUR SELECTION AN OPEN LETTER To Our Many Friends and Customers ******** * * * * * * * * A few days ago, as you recall, we announced that we were disposing of the Appliance division of our business, and at the same time said that we would keep you closely informed on all developments. That is the purpose of this Open Letter. We take this opportunity to announce the sale of our Appliance division, effective Monday, December 17, 1956, to two new partner-owners whom we whole-heartedly and unreservedly recommend to you. These two are Al Richardson, who purchased the Skelgas service here late last year and has since very competently operated it with our store as his headquarters — and John Levy, of Spencer, Iowa, who is leaving his position as Skelgas zone manager for one-third of Iowa to assume his portion of the new ownership. The new Appliance firm, which will remain in our store and conduct its retail appliance business here, will be named: NORTH IOWA APPLIANCE CENTER Algona, Iowa In purchasing our Appliance division, Mr. Richardson and Mr. Levy have been accorded an unusual tribute in that the nationally-known suppliers whose appliances we have handled — General Electric, Skelgas, Maytag, and others — state that these two men fully and completely meet their requirements for carrying on this Appliance business. The new firm will thus continue with such big-name brands- as GE, Skelgas, Maytag, and others. The new firm will also have the capable services of Morris Rousseau as service manager. Over past years, both the appliance and the sewing machine divisions of our business here have kept up a constant growth, and with our sewing machine activity vastly increased over what it was a few years ago we arrived at a decision to dispose of our Appliance division. Feeling an obligation to the many, many customers in this area who by their patronage and friendship have helped us to achieve this progress, we wanted most of qll to see it turned over to "new owners" of a high caliber. We feel fortunate these new owners are Al Richardson and John Levy, for we have observed Al in the capable way he operates/and knowing John Levy for many years in the positions he has held in the Appliance field, we are completely confident they will not only maintain but increase the service of our Appliance division. As for us, we will assume a greatly enlarged Sewing Machine operation — both retail and wholesale — and will along with our Sewing Machine business here in Algona, supervise the operation of a retail sewing machine store we have acquired in Cedar Rapids. Even so, we both like Algona (we always have!) and the Athertpn and Heimer families will continue to'reside here. Our own headquarters will remain in our present store building on State street as before. With us will be Rex Voyles, well-known to all in this community, who will be store manager for our sewing machine business in Algona, and we will, of course, all three be available for any questions you may have, and intend to be handy to Al Richardson and John Levy for any questions they may have — although they're mighty competent, have all kinds of "know-how", and probably will out-shine us as far as the Appliance business goes! So, although we are remaining here as your "neighbors", and of course as Sewing Machine headquarters, we still want to mark this occasion— the sale of our Appliance division — with a special message of "Thanks" to you, who made it possible for us to start from "scratch" and grow and increase into one of north Iowa's most solid appliance businesses. We do now tender our ."Thanks" — as warm-heartedly as we can, and at the same time we just as warmly commend to you the new owners of "North Iowa Appliance Center" — Mr. Al Richardson and Mr. John Levy. 4 Very Sincerely Yours JAY ATHERTON GENE HEIMER

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