The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 10, 1966 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 10, 1966
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Afgona As It Looked 66 Years Ago Wm. Rustemier Of Bancroft Suffers Stroke BANCROFT -Wm.Rustemeier entered the hospital atEsther- ville Sunday forenoon after suffering a stroke at his home. Mr. Rustemeier is tank man for the Champlin Oil Co. here. Portland Club Holds Meeting PORTLAND - Four Corner Social Club met March 1 in the home of Mrs. Art Bartlett. After a short business meeting, a social afternoon was enjoyed by all, after which lunch was served by the hostess. Those attending were Leita Phelps, Viva Ringsdorf, Marian Spear, Hazel Carroll, Agnes Stewart, Flossie Bartlett, Emily Larsen, Wyona Harms, lola Bartlett and Vera Fitch. The next meeting will be held in the home of Agnes Stewart April 5. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hanson of Swea City were honored at dinner Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rasmussen at Albert Lea for their 25th wedding anniversary. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bartlett, Donald Glamm, Joanne and David, St. Clair, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Merlyn Bartlett ofKiester.Minn., Curtis Hanson of Fairfield, Betty and Dennis of Swea City. Mrs. Hanson is the former Lucille Bartlett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bartlett. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Harms and Marvella were Sunday evening visitors in the Herman Harms home. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Larson spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Minneapolis visiting their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thompson. Mrs. Bernice Eckels, Mrs, Bill Eckels of Kanawha and Mrs. Wayne Eckels of Britt were Monday visitors in the P. W. Marlow home. Mr. and Mrs. Arrie Dittmer and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Harlan were Thursday evening visitors in the Edmund Larson home. The Arrie Dittmers showed pictures and slides of Florida. Portland Social Club enjoyed a supper in the Cunningham Cafe Saturday evening. All the members ware there but Esther Williarm;, Mamie Fitch and Alleda Harms. The men were also guests. Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Marlow, Douglas and Lisa were Sunday guests in the Dennis Meister home in honor of Dennis Meister's birthday. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Eckels, 'Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Meister ^aad BUI, Eugene Meister and "Mary Ann Goetz. I'l"' Mr, and Mrs. Edmund Larson feis'were Sunday supper guests in ill%e_ J R TftO ra P son nome "' i*'y M jvand Mrs, E. C. Schwie- |ert' went to Blue Earth Sunday II where they attended the wedding of Mrs. Schwietert's nephew, Marlyn Bauman andSuzannaSch- wager. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Christensen and family were Thursday supper guests in the Wayne Christensen home. Mr, and Mrs. Wayne Christensen moved in the farm home about a mile south of the Billy Christensen's two weeks ago. Mr. and Mr s.Lawrence Govern and Vincent Govern attended the funeral of Lillian Schrader Saturday at' Clear Lake. Lawrence and Vincent, were ^pallbeare.r s. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hanson and girls of Algona were Sunday supper guests in the Billy Christensen home. "You are not judged by what others say about you, but by what you say about others." Clair Bellingers Honored, Silver Wedding Party LONE ROCK - Mr. and Mrs. Dale Schroeder entertained at a surprise party for Mr. and Mrs. Clair Bellinger recently inhonor of their 25th wedding anniversary. Present were Mr. and Mrs. v-ijr. Hurlburt, Mr. and Mrs.Mer- win Hurlburt, Neva Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Wetzel, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Brace, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schroeder, Mur- DISCOVERY OF THESE pictures from the year 1900 was made recently by Gene Schemel of Algona, in checking through some of the old trunks in his home. The late Mart Weaver, Gene's father-in-law, was a photographic fan in his early days, and pictures were taken in those days on glass plates. It was the old glass plates that Gene found, and he proceeded to rig up his own equipment so that he could develop these priceless prints of 66 years ago. They are not of the quality that is to be found with today's camera equipment, but are still most interesting because of their age and the scenes they show, even if not completely clear. The street scene is Algona's Main street (State street) looking west from the Masonic Temple corner. The frame structure in the left foreground is the early-day Algona Armory. It was located about where the Algona Theatre is now located. The restaurant sign at the right is about where Bjustrom's Furniture is located today. The bridge, and old mill were located at the spot wnere the present U. S. 169 bridge crosses the east fork of the Des Moines river, just north of Algona. The mill was located on the west side of the bridge, and the dam is barely visible. The mill operated by water power at first, and later steam. Note the volume of water in the river. The small boat shown operated north from Algona up the Des Moines river, which 66 years ago was quite a stream. It plied back and forth to a picnic ground several miles upstream, docking just across the bridge from the old watermill. The lake-like area was a part of the Des Moines river, and still becomes a lake during the spring melting and rainy seasons at the junctions of U. S. 169 and 18. Minneapolis, were weekend visitors at the parental home of the Don Blanchards. Dawn Schultz, Minneapolis, visited this weekend at the home of her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Schultz. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schroeder called on Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Orvick, Thursday evening at Ledyard. The Woodrow Pettit family were Sunday dinner guests at the H. A. Blanchards. Many from here attended the shower Friday night for Georgia Marlow in St. John's Lutheran church at Burt. She will be married March 27 to John Bollinger at St. John's Lutheran church in Burt. David Cotton who was here with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Cotton for a week returned to his parents, the John Cottons Spencer, on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Krueger spent last weekend at the home of her sister, the Ronald Christ- enspns at Belgrade, Minn. Lester Bullock, Storm Lake, spent the weekend at the home of his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Albert Bullock. Several from Bart and Lone Rock attended the funeral Saturday morning of Mrs. Lillian Coombes Schrader, 58, at Clear Lake. Burial was in the Clear Lake cemetery. She taught school here in the middle 30* s. Mr. and Mrs. George Long, Bettendorf, spent the weekend here with his mother, Mrs. Ruth Krueger and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wibben. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schroeder spent the weekend at Sioux City visiting their son and family, ^r. and Mr s.Laverne Schroeder. TYPING PAPER, Office Supply Dept., Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., Algona. Thuwday, March 10, 1966 Algona (la.) Upper Des Molnei-7 $57 For Hearts WESLEY - The Heart Fund drive in prairie township has been completed and Mrs. Marilyn Llckteig, chairman, reported that $57 was collected. The workers were Mesdames Dennis Cink, Nick ArndorferJ Dennis Lickteig, Ray Steven, Jack Lickteig, Chas Widen and Mr. Tom Lickteig. It is hoped that persons who were not home will send their contribution to the Iowa state Bank, Algona, in the envelopes that were left at their homed. Diamond Hues The mystery of color In certain diamonds has bsen explained by scientists. Research has disclosed that most diamonds contain particles of nitrogen gas and carbon; amount and arrangement of the nitrogen atoms determines a diamond's hue. C.D.A. SMORGASBORD MARCH 13 - 3-7 P.M. Featuring ROAST BEEF, TURKEY, MEAT BALLS, HAM ST. CECELIA'S ACADEMY Algona, Iowa Adults - $1.50 Children Under 12— 75c Served by C.D.A. Court 283 Give your feet a treat and pocketbook too! 1 your Shop Diamond's for shoes, boots or top-quality work dress shoes! p.s. DIAMOND'S for men. now carries DIAMOND'S Jacket Headquarters of NW Iowa HUSH PUPPIES ilyn Bollinger and Owen Berhow. High prize for men was won by Henry Schroeder, low went to Clair Bollinger, high for women went to Mrs. Clair Bollinger, low for ladies went to Mrs. Sylvester Brace and travel to Mrs. Erwin Wetzel. The group presented the Bollingers with a silver serving tray. - o - Mrs. August Will and her father Mr. Jess Speraw of Winnebago, Minn, called on Mrs. Amanda Pettit Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Cotton arrived home after spending almost two months in Florida. Mr. and Mrs. John Cotton, Spencer, are the parents of a boy, Daniel Taylor, born Feb. 24. He weighed 7 Ibs., 1 oz. They have one other boy and one girl. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schultz and family of Ottosen, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Schultz and daughter, Cedar Falls, were callers at the home of Mrs. Maude Blanchard, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Craig Blanchard, 120 ACRE FARM FOR SALE Subject to court approval we will sell at auction a 120-acre farm described as: SW'/« NW% and N 1 /2 SW'A of Sec. 8, Twp. 95 N., Range 28, West of the 5th P.M., Kossuth County, Iowa. The auction will be held in the courtroom of the Kossuth County Courthouse in Algona on Saturday, March 12, beginning promptly at 10 a.m. Terms: 10% down, balance within 30 days upon approval of title. The highest bidder will be expected to sign a formal contract with the Referee immediately after the sale, said contract to be subject to court approval. Gordon I. Winkel, Referee Virgil Spencer, Auctioneer _ OLDSMOBIIE - RAMBLER

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