The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1966 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, February 21, 1966
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Iowa's Oldest Rural Club 60th Anniversary Here 52 Present At Union Township Algona, (Ic.) Upp«r DM Mdtnci Mdttdoy, fet*. 11; M-D Club Reunion The Union Township Mothers and Daughters Club met at the first Methodist church in Algona for their 60th wedding anniversary dinner Feb. 10 with 52 members and guests present. Mrs. A. B. Schenck led the group in a prayer before dinner. Mrs. L. W. Nitchals opened the program with a welcome. Each lady present introduced herself and her husband and told from what town they came, as many former members now live some distance from here, but come back to Algona for this meeting. Some gave a little history of their earlier connections with the Club. Everyone joined in singing the club song, which was written by Mrs. W. Annis, a charter member, with Mrs. J. Dodds at the piano. Mrs. L. Reilly read an original poem, composed by Mrs. J. Lichter entitled "Our 60th Anniversary." Mrs. Lichter wrote the poem, but was ill and unable to be present. Mrs. Ray McWhorter then presented corsages to two ladies who have been members more than fifty years, Mrs. Mamie Winkel and Mrs. J. F. Hofius. One other 50-year member, Mrs. Anna Zanke, is living in a rest home in Austin, Minn., and was unable to be present. Four daughters of charter members were present, Mrs. Helen Vogel, daughter of Mrs. Geo. Carroll, Mrs. Frank Hofius, daughter of Mrs. Garret Dearchs, Mrs. Ethel Gardner, daughter of Mrs. Cyrus Ward, and Jessie Sarchet, daughter of Mrs. Presley Sarchet. Rev. and Mrs. Merlin Davies, minister at Good Hope, sang two songs, with Mrs. J. Dodds at the piano. Mrs. Robert Sarchet was master of ceremonies. Mrs. Win. Dodds read a history of the early part of the club written for the 25th anniversary by Mrs. Presley Sarchet, and a history of the later years of the club written by Mrs. Ethel Gardner. The theme of this 60th anniversary was "Among Our Souvenirs", and was carried out in the program and in the table decorations. This club was organized with a meeting at the home of Mrs. Geo. Carroll in February, 1906, with 13 charter members. The Club has 38 members this year and in the past has had as many as 75 members in a year. As the Club was always interested in the child, it was also interested in his school work, so as early as 1912 a school exhibit, noon picnic and program were held in the spring. This was done for three years and then dropped for a number of years. In 1926 it was again revived and Rural Schools Day was started and continued each year until all the rural schools in Union township were closed. In 1937 Wallaces' Farmer Magazine had a contest for club work and club books and this club won first prize, and was recognized as being the oldest rural club in Rossuth county and also the oldest rural club in the state of Iowa, During World War I, the Club purchased two bonds for $150, which were later cashed and the money given to Good Hope church when the basement was remodeled. Good Hope church and The Mothers and Daughters Club have always worked together for the betterment of Union township. During both World Wars the members did lots of sewing and knitting for the service men. The men helped gather scrap iron, waste paper and milk weed pods. In the Club history books are many original poems and articles written for the club or about the club, by J. F. Schoby, Joe Ricker, Jimmy Neville, Libby Carroll, Mabel TJaden, Mrs. J. F. Overmeyer and Mrs. Fred Plumb, perhaps others also. Many of the present members are daughters or daughters-in law of pioneer members. This Club celebrated its 40th anniversary with a dinner in the Methodist church at Hurt served by the Band Mothers. Its 50th one at Good Hope, served by the ladies of that church, and its 60th at First Methodist church in Algona. So ends 60 years of work and fun for all the people, men, women, boys and girls connected with this organization. What changes will the next 10 or 20 years bring ? 12 Registered Sales of new cars and trucks dipped in the area last week, with 12 registrations at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt. Owners are: Chevrolet - R. E. Moore, Titonka, pickup j Ford - L. G. Cink, Wesley, pickup; G. C. or Ruth Angus, Bancroft; Plymouth - R. c. Mueller, Fenton; Dodge - A, W. or Neva Schaser, Bancroft; R. V. Cunningham, Burt; Chrysler N. J. Nelson, Burt; Olds-Eunice Blake, LuVerne; Jean Shey, Algona; Pontiac - L. D. Appenzeller, Lakota; V. C. Erdman, Wesley; Mercury - A, W. R. Lichter, Burt. Lions'Zippy'Project Algona Lions Club members are to conduct a fund-raising project of selling Zip Code books in this area, at $1 each. The books contain the Zip Code numbers of all cities and towns in the U. S., a project of Directory Service, here, On Dean's List Emmetsburg Community College announced last week that nine students had made the Dean's List for the first semester, with three of them from Kossuth county: Rebecca Hantelman of Fenton, a freshman, and Mary Fantelman of Fenton and Palma Holding of Burt, both sophomores. UNITED UNITED BUILDING ED ANNUAL SALE! (And Only Once A Year) All Of Our Paneling Has Hardwood Back To Prevent Warpage. And This Entire Stock Is From Our Regular Paneling Stock. IDEAL FOR BASEMENTS - NO WASTE PER 4 X 7 SHEET Early American BIRCH PREFINISHED HIGHLAND BIRCH PANELING $A79 HAND SELECTED FOR COLOR & GRAIN HARDWOOD BACK PER 4 X 8 SHEET PREFINISHED NATURAL OAK PANELING $A99 DURABLE 5-COAT FINISH-HARDWOOD BACK PER 4 X 8 SHEET PREFINISHED NATURAL BIRCH PANELING $^79 A BEAUTIFUL BIRCH PANEL PER 4 X 8 SHEET PREFINISHED Africian Sapeli PANELING $129 A UNUSUAL, DIFFERENT PANEL vr PER 4X8 SHEET UNITED BUILDING Building materials ALGONA SO, PHILLIPS 295-2619

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