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10 • 20 • 30 Years Ago A weekly feature of by-gone days By Erma Lea Deim »»*+«»»•+»»»»»»»«•»•»•» May 10, 1955 The Red Crow office had jutt learned that food packages could be sent to Capt. Harold Fischer, former Swea Cityan who wa^ a Chinese prisoner. Eleven pounds of meat, fish, fruits, nuts, cigarettes, sugar and coffee could be in. the parcel. The new sewage disposal plant, under construction for a year, was to go into operation the middle of the month. The new Court House was to be dedicated on June 5 in an outdoor ceremony with Judge Stillman as master of ceremonies and Judges Narey and Hudson participating. Six year-old Sarah J., daugh- THOMAS FUNERAL CHAPEL FENTON Experienced Embalmers and Funeral Directors RELIABLE 24 HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE Funerals May Be Referred To Us With Confidence Phono 23 — FENTON RINGSTJD PHONES: 21C07 — 21006 — 40406 BIG BOX! BEST BUY! The Badger Forage Box It 7»/4 ft. wide inside strong- framed, fast-unloading, 16 or 18 ft. lengths. The Badger Forage Harvester, Blower, and Silage Distributor complete the big-capacity forage harvesting team. Call us for details. HANDLE MORE ANIMALS WITH LESS WORK Lorenz Harms 102 Fairway Dr. Clear Lake, Iowa er of the Harold fioectdtolts of »ancroft was the first gift in (Msuth county to receive the talk polio vaccine. Dr. Robert Morton gave the iftiioculatiort, Tr* Grant iiuitltrt 4-H club met \vith the Homeniakers in he Grant school and had a talk >n landscaping and colored lides. Sharon O'Brien, freshman at Jriar Cliff took part in the Science Fail- at the college. She was assisted by Adele Haag, (Vest Bend, in proving that a landkerchief dipped in a solu- ion of water and alcohol would not char when burned. Over $803 above the goal of he Red Cross drive had been collected for Kossuth County with Roscoe Mawdsley as fund chairman. A total of $7,658 was donated. A Sexton girl attending Briar liff college, Mary Jane Lick- eig, was assisted in her pro ect in the science fair by Rose Michaels. They conducted an experiment in which a chemical change took place by burning one substance then produced another. May 8, 1945 Headlines in this issue: NAZIS QUIT. Algona jumped the official gun in celebrating VE day ahead of most of the rest of the world with a few exceptions. A dispatch from Associated Press was read over the radio as to the unconditional surrender but President Truman didn't go on the air with VE proclamations. After the whistle sounded here it was too late to turn back, for stores had been closed, and everyone had scattered. The siren sounded for 15 minutes starting at 10:15 a.m. In order to be sure of coal for' next winter all coal users had to file a consumer declaration by the 15th of May. The user would receive 30% of the coal before October 15. The Lofts Creek Immanuel Lutheran church, the oldest Lutheran church in the county affiliated with the Missouri synods, celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding. ' Rev. Perry 0. Hanson Jr., former Burt Methodist pastor, was in China and had written that he attended memorial services for President Roosevelt conducted by the Chinese government. Generalissimo Kiang Ki-Shek placed a wreath beneath a portrait of Mr. Roosevelt. Flags were displayed everywhere at half-mast /for three days. He stated that America had .always been .popular .with China. throe LuVerne high school seniors, Kenneth Wittenburh, Eugene Casey, and Iryin Mertz took their physicals prior to entering the army at Ft. Snelling. Robert. Sanford and George Schnetzer had just taken physicals there also. ' Burt school children were dismissed from school one afternoon to canvass the town for used clothing in a national drive. 1800 -pounds were collected., ; Ten tons of clothing for the liberated - countries in Europe were collected in and around Algona. Dr. F. C. Scanlan was the chairman for the Algona drive. Assisting were Deputy Sheriff Marc Moore, Lloyd Robinson, J. D. Lowe. Pioneer and the county furnished trucks, Allen Motors storage. Boy Scouts were recruited as sorters and packers. two performances. They had procured the greatest and best comedians of two continents to excite and amuse the little tots. A quilting be« w« hold by the Friendly Club at Mrs. William Boldridgc's near St. Joe with Mrs. E. McConnell was assisting hostess. Becker - Farrell wedding MR. AND MRS. Richard P. Farrell were married May 1 in a double ring ceremony at St. Cecelia's Catholic church with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. The bride is the daughter of the Herman Beckers and he is the son of the Vernes Farrells, Emmetsburg. They will live in Sioux City where he is a barber. Portland Mrs, Victor Fitch »»•»••••••••»•«»••••«••« Mr. and Mrs. Howard Clark of Grand Meadow and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fitch of Portland went to Britt Saturday morning where they were dinner and overnight guests in the Leo Clark home. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Clark and Mr. and Mrs. Fitch also visited in the Donald Anderson home, a nephew of Mrs. Fitch and Mr. Clark. Later in the day Mrs. Fitch and Mrs. Howard Clark visited Mrs. Jack Weiland, in Britt. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Farrow of Lakota and Mrs. Gene Nilsen and daughter of Richfield, Minnesota, and Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Marlow were Monday evening visitors in the Lawrence and Vincent Govern home. The Four Corner Social Club of Portland met Tuesday afternoon, 4th, in the home of Mrs. Victor Fitch. Ten members answered roll call. The meeting was called to order by our president Hazel Carroll. A one o'clock pot luck picnic dinner was planned for Sunday, May 6, at the Portland community hall. Bach member to bring a hot dish and dessert and their own dishes. Coffee, cool aclc and ice cream will be furnished by the club. The July meeting will be held Tuesday afternoon the 6th, in the home of Marian Spear. Mrs. George Mix spent Tuesday afternoon visiting in the Dwight Ruse home. Mrs. Victor Fitch was a Wednesday afternoon visitor in the Dwight Ruse home. Mrs. Filch also called on Margaret Govern earlier in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Steven spent Saturday night and Sunday with their son and family, the Jim Stevens at Ionia. They went down for Sheryl Steven's com munion. The maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lampc of Bancroft went down Friday evening and stayed through Monday. Mr. Latnpe helped Jim sow some oats. Mrs. Milton Steven and family ALGONA (Iowa) ADVANCE-3 THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1«6S were Thursday evening supper guests in the Jay Steven home. "Do not let the trivialities of life blind you to tnc supreme importance of things eternal." Reding named by Walnut Grove Ed Reding, Irvington, has been appointed Walnut Grove Sates and service representative,, in the Algona area, it was anfidUfi* ced this week. He lives' oft & faf-m near Irvington and has been farming recently until taking the Walnut Grove appointment. He will be a part of the 500-man sales force of the firm which has five plants. First known use of roller bearings is on the wheel hubs of a wagon made in south Germany in the first century B.C. rl CALL... 5-3234 FOR EXPERT AND EFFICIENT Plumbing & Heating • Fast Service •Competitive Rates • Dependable FUNK Plumbing & Heating I South Dodge Algona »+«+»•»»»»+•»«•»»•«»»•»»»»*•»»»»»»»+«»»•»»»»•»»»» scarlet fever were reported breaking quarantine and seen at the local theater and at the county, music festival. All. persons are. prohibited from leaving the premises for 28 days. This included inmates of the home as well as those who had the disease. County Attorney M. C. McMahon warned 'that those breaking quarantine were guilty of a misdemeanor and could be jailed, fined up to $500 or both. If any person got the disease from a person breaking quarantine the violator .was li-. able in damages. < All deputies at the court house won a pay boost from the board of supervisors which ranged from $22.50 a month down to $2.50. Deputy in the recorders' office, Imelda Dobley, ; received the highest increase-': a raise from $65 to $87.50; Leo Immerfall, second deputy in the Auditor's office, was raised from $75, or to $87.50. - * On the front page was a sample of the so-called "prosperity" chain letters which were flooding the mails, it was started in the hope of bringing PROSPERITY TO YOU; By following instructions and adding $1.00 to each one, the donor was to receive a total of $15,625. T. A. Trauger, manager of the local re-employment office in Algona, spoke to the Rotarians, and explained the system the federal government had, ,devel : oped fpr placing the. unemployed an JObS. . . '• ,• ': V •':',.' ''•'(:• ""••••— "•• ">-.\-^i.jfo ^.j*iiSA*tQiti«*i-*i.j»i: Kossuth farmers .who. .had more pasture than they needed were to contact the. Federal Livestock Feed agency .arid.:.offer to rent them to cattle-pro ducers of Oklahoma and Kansas who were in the drought areas. Atterbury Bros, circus was scheduled to be in Algona for BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY May 9, 1935 Persons quarantined with Bo it NOW... Insurance Saves , Financial Loss Should hail or other storm damage destroy your farm buildings or crops, insur : ance makes sure you don't lose financially. BLOSSOM Insurance 5-2735 Algona Enter the JOIN THE PUMPKIN GROWING CONTEST OPEN TO EVERYONE...I\fO OBLIGATION! 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