Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 27, 1966 · Page 9
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 27, 1966
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10 - 20 *•+* 30 *** Years Ago By Molly MacDonald A weekly feature of by-gone days Algona F. F. A. team vrins Soil Judging contest leriyiletat«r October 18, 1956 After years of agitation by Lu* Verne residents, a new state primary road had finally been designated from LuVerne to St. Joe. It would be State Highway No. 11. Tentative plans for widening Highway 18 lor the 31 miles from Emmetsburg to Sexton were also being made. Tom C. Kinsey and Erntst Zaugg, Algona, and Ben I. Haberger, West Bend, enlisted in the navy. Arnold W. Klocke, Ledyard, was an army enlistee. Kossuth County'* sugar beet harvest was the largest in Iowa. More than 4,500 tons of beets were to be delivered to the Ledyard receiving station that fall. From the Locals: "Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Murtagh and Mr. and Mrs. Vic Par sons are attending a Druggists' Mutual convention at Cincinnati. "Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Bray and little Billy leit Friday by car for New YorK City where tney have visited the doctor's sister. "A caller Monday and Tues- Hovey; treasurer, M. J. Dulfy and C. W: Pearson; recorder, J. J. Dooley and Mayme L. Peterson, Titonka; county attorney, L. A. Winkel and Hiram B. White. "Grandma" L. D. Dickinson was pictured as she marked her 90th birthday anniversary. She was the mother of Senator L. J. Dickinson. Mrs. Dickinson had been making her home for the previous year with her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Van Ness, Mason City. The Burt Methodist church welcomed the new pastor, Rev. Thoburn Speicher, formerly of Marion, Ind. Shirley Temple was reigning at the Call theater in "Dimples." Also on the bill was a "short subject" that must have been a horror—it was called "Molly Moo Cow and the Butterflies." Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Foster's daughter Mary Elizabeth was one of the 144 Cornell college students admitted to membership Oratorio Society after the Conservatory of in wins first place in individual in the tryouts Music. Mesdames J. L. Bonar, A. E. Kresensky, G. D. Shumway, D. E. Dewel, G. W. Stillman and D. C. Hutchison entertained at luncheon and bridge at the Country Club The first Delphian meeting of the season was to be at the Country Club. Mrs. D. D. Paxson Alqona ^^MMMkn^ THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 1M« - AUGONA, IOWA ed its texture, color, depth of top there, and other relatives. soil, slope, best land use and the needed conservation treatments. The contestants also took a written test on soils and soil management. The contest was co-sponsored by the Vocational Agriculture Instructors and the members of the Soil Conservation Society of America from Area 1 in northwest Iowa. CHAIRMAN of vent was Lorcn tical round table discussion. Girls' basketball practice was underway at Lone Rock. Retufn- ng members of the team were Harjorie Pettit, Marjorie Jensen, Delina Rogers, Doris Sanden and Clara Bierle. . Jimmie Neville's ad that week was titled "Liquor." Said the oft- quoted shoe merchant, "It is all right to bring things home but do not come home with a jug you are apt to get thrown out. Neville's store is full of good things that it's perfectly safe to take home." From the Twenty Years Ago column (1916): "Members of the AHS eleven that year, later a championship team, were Johan nsen, Irons, Kain, Tripp, Clem Nugent, Hutchison, French, B Cotton and Lowe." NOW AT CHRISCHILLES' day on C. B. Murtagh, Mrs. Ma- 1 , would have charge of the poli- rie Murtagh, Mrs. Vv. J. Bourne, Wm. C. Dewel and perhaps others . . . was George Richards, OKmulgee, Okla. Back at the turn of the century, Mr. Richards was a member ot the lumber firm of McDonald, Richards and Nafus at Burt ... Every now and then over the years ... he comes back to check on the scenes of his youth." Pictured was Virginia Fristedt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Fristedt, Virginia was a candidate for Miss SUI at Iowa City. Elvis Presley's popularity did not seem to be diminishing, according to Main Stem. "Milt Dahl, owner of the local record shop here, reports that Presley records were top sellers for the many band festival musicians. Presley's new disc, "Love Me Tender," sold completely ouc." Pictured going through their routines were the; Algona, high school che'erleaiders'Sharon Pow ers, Darlene Skogstrom, Sue La Barre and Linda Smith. October 24, 1946 Class officers at Algona high school had been elected. Named by the senior class were Jack Dutton, Dale Kern, Marjorie Dewel and Keith Young. Junior officers were Bob Reilly, Joan Woleott, Audrey Voyles, Maxine Reimers, and Clifford Skogstrom. Sophomores: Dick Weber, Jim Pentecost, Lillian Bennett, Jim Holmes and Marilyn McGuire. Freshmen: Janet Reding, Joe Reding and Jerry Dutton. Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious" v/as playing at the Call theater with Gary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. The Iowa theater boasted Wild Bill Elliott as Red Ryder. Twyliah, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Hamstreet of Titonka, was elected to the homecoming queen's court at'Grinnel. "Farmers Rush Soy Beans to Market for Record Prices," three-column headline proclaimed. The Monday noon price was quoted at $3.34 per bushel (the Monday morning price wa $3,06!), The junior class play at Wes ley, "Pleased to Meetcha," pre seated a cast of twelve: Joan Marie Goetz, John Garman, Cher yll Meurer, Marion Robinson Shirley Ann Studer, Gary Marco Donald Hauptman, Wallace Hill John Loebig, Carrell Erdman Rosemary Studer and Darrel Erdman. Mrs. Ruby Boot, Sioux City, was new office manager at the Kossuth hospital replacing Mrs. Maynard Renfrew who had ret- turned to her home in Manchester. October 15, 1936 Secretary of Agriculture H«n ry Wallace was scheduled to speak at Ringsted at a Northwest Iowa corn-husking contest. A committee consisting of P. H. Underwood, Dr. S. C. Kirke gaard, C. H. Read and County Agent M. A. Balkema drove to St. Paul to issue the invitation to Mr. Wallace. The county politic*! pot, according to the headline, was "ready to boil." The slate included a four-way race for sher iff with Fred C. Went?, Titonka, Gilbert Hargreaves, Casey Loss and incumbent Carl Dahlhauser ell.running. Other candidates were: state representative, P. J. Kohlhaas, Fred E. Dutton of near Elmore and Tice Brack of Ljadyard; county auditor, Earl S. r, Bancroft, an4 Edwin C. MERLYN METZOER Wins Flrit The Algona F. F. A. team won 'irst place Saturday in the north- ivest Iowa Soil Judging. Contest. Ten; teams took part in the event, :hat was held near Sutherland. Vocational Agriculture students representing schools in the 23 county area competed in this annual event; The Algona team led with a score of 189|9, followed by West Bend with a score of 1795, while third place went to Orange City with 1677 points. . , Top contestants in the individ ual scoring were Merlyn Metzger, Algona, first; Ron Dogotch, West Bend, second; Delmar Mains, Algona, third; Roger Meyer, Algona, fourth; Mike Wertz; West Bend, fifth; Warren Kellenberger, Algona, sixth; and Terry Olson, Algona,seventh. ALL FIVE members of the Al gona team ranked in the top seven. The team was coached by Mr. George Sefrit, Vocational Ag riculture Instructor. Each contestant examined four separate soil sites. He determin this year's e- Greiner, Emmetsburg, Soil Science specialist. The Algona team won a $25.00 cash award and the right to compete in the National contest. ,, <,: • •"., •' '... ' '''. Former Bode girl to marry in Colorado Bode — The Kenneth H. Sweens, Colorado Siprings, Colo., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Anita Joanne, to Terry J. Gromer Jr., son of the Dr. Terry J. Gromers, Denver. She is a senior at Colorado State col- elege where she is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. Mr. Gromer received his bachelor's degree from Colorado university, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Social frater nity. He is a graduate student at Colorado State and will teach in. Aurora. A December 17 wedding is planned. The Kenneth Sweens are former Bode residents. Mrs. Hilda Enger and the Henry Engers, Mallard, went to Brookings, S. D., last weekend to visit Mrs. Enger's brother Henry Oines, patient in the hospital Mrs. Norman Rolland, Mrs. Viola Thompson, Bode, and Mrs. Carl Baessler, Livermore, attended the 6th district Womans club meeting at Webster City Friday. Visitors last weekend at Olaf Olson's were the Edwin Olsons who will be moving soon to Yuma, Ariz., and the Ernest Olsons, Columbus, Neb. The Larry Dunlavys and two- month-old Daniel Thomas, Newton, were weekend visitors at the parental Vernon Tompkins home. Daniel was baptized in St. Olaf Lutheran church Sunday by Pastor Norman Johnson. Guests of the Tompkins were the grandmothers, Mrs. Sophia Ertgstrom, Bode, and Mrs. Ethel Tompkins, Humboldt, the. Bill Mayhews, of Rochester,'Ginny Tompkins, Fort Dodge, Jerry Hawkins, Hardy, and the Gary Krafts, Bode. Ginny Tompkins is a recep tionist at Lutheran hospital in Fort Dodge. Jane Olson, Des Moines, spent several days at the parental Ronald Olson's last week. She is a nurse at Methodist hospital. Mrs. Ronald Olson returned on Sunday after a week at her daughter, the Arnie Wigans, Iowa City. Mr. Wigans is recovering at Cotwith Mrs. Hirry L. Maw Mrs. Richard Youngwirth is a patient at the Mercy hospital in Mason City. Mrs. Ruby Gallosay of Fort Dodge visited Corwith friends on Thursday and attended the R.N.A. meeting in the everting in Jerry's Cafe. Mr. and Mrs. Dole Lesle of Auburn, visited her parents, Mr and Mrs. Gene Wagner Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson of Des Moines spent the week end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Anderson and Mrs Marion Nail. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Pierce and family moved into the home va cated by Mr. and Mrs. John the weekend with Mtt,Milton,Nail. John fiibeo^t, Robert 0*iey »p*ftt a in Northern Minnesota filhffl, Mr. and Mb. Don Meye5rs an Rodney of Minneapolis spent the weekend with her parents, Mf* and Mrs, Arnold Meise. Sunday a baptismal service was held at St. John Lutheran church for Rodney Meyers. 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