6—Algeno (la.) Upper DBS Moinet Thursday, Jan. 19, 1967 St. Joe CD.A. Holds Annual Guest Night ST. JOE - C. D. A. met Wednesday evening, Jan. 11, with Mrs. N. J. Weydert, grand regent, presiding. Amendments to the constitution were read and a donation to the National Conference of Catholic Charities was made. The February meeting will be held Feb. 7. Following the meeting, lunch was served and 500 played. Receiving prizes were Margaret Reldmlller and Mary Jane Orlger. Mrs. Sylvester Wagner received plate prize. C. D. A. Guest N'ght was held Sunday evening with a 6:30 potluck dinner, followed by a social evening. Prizes in 500 were awarded to Mrs. Clarence Bormann and Dennis Holmes. Mrs. Ted Hllbert and James Schade received door prizes. The court's next public social events will be card parties Feb. 19 at 8 p. m, and March 5. - o- WED 25 YEARS Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Plathe will observe their 25th wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan. 21. The Plathes have a son, Richard, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Mrs. Plathe, the former Loretta Fisch, daughter of Mrs. Catherine Fisch, Algona, and the late Nick Flsch, and Delmar, son of Charles Plathe, St. Joe, and the late Mrs. Clara Plathe, were married here and spent their 25 years on the Plathe farm west of St. Joe. - o - SHOWER HONOREE Myrna Rlppentrop was honored at a pre-nuptlal shower In the American Legion hall in Algona Saturday evening, with relatives and friends attending. The evening was spent playing 500 with Mrs. E. M. Gales, Mrs. Adeline Wagner and Mrs. Gerald Thilges receiving prizes. Miss Rippentrop, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rippentrop of Tltonka, will be the bride of Gregory Thilges of St. Joe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thilges of Algona, formerly from St. Joe. A Feb. 4 wedding here In St. Joseph's church is planned. - o - Mr. and Mrs, Joe Slnnwell left last Sunday for a several weeks trip and visit with their son, Mike Sinnwell, Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Berte left Tuesday for their winter trip and vacation through southern states. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bormann spent several days at Alta Vista with relatives and friends. Mrs. Bormann's sister, Mrs. Anna Bormann, visited the first of the week here and accompanied them back to her home. Anton Becker entered St. Ann hospital In Algona Sunday as a medical patient. Math Klrsch is a patient In M^rcy hospital, Ft. Dodge, where he underwent eye surgery Friday, An evening imss Wednesday at 7:45 p. m. in St. Joseph's church will precede the Knights of Columbus' regular monthly meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Borte and family have moved to the Alphonse Berte farm from the Joe Berte farm west of St. Joe. The Alphonse Berte farm buildings are just newly established across the road west of the home place, east of St. Joe, where Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Berte and family live. Mr. and Mrs. Florlan Faber moved to the farm vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Berte and family from the house on the Harold Frideres farm. Donna Marie McGulre, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David McGuire, born Dec. 30, was baptized Sunday in St. Joseph church by Rev. L. C. Schumacher. Mrs. Donna Nolan of Detroit, Mich., and Pat McGuire, St. Joe, were sponsors. Donna Marie has two brothers, David, Jr. and Andrew. Mrs. Wm. B. Dovine enter- tained her 500 club Thursday with one table in play. Receiving prizes were Mrs. E. J. Gales, Mrs. Susie Kramer, Mrs. John Thul and Mrs. Tony Becker. Mrs. E. J. Gales entertains the group Jan. 26. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Niemand, Po:ahontas, have moved here and Mr. Nlenwnd has accepted the position of St. Joseph's parish custodian. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Berte have moved into their new home in St. Joe from their farm northeast of St. Joe. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Berte are newlyweds, and are getting settled on the Berte farm. Credit Union At Weidenhoff Met, Held Election Weidenhoff Employees Credit Union held its annual meeting Saturday afternoon at the Izaak Walton Hall In Algona. Routine reports were given by W, Kraft, treasurer, who presented the financial report. Director, E. Broesder, vice president, gave the credit committee report and Matt Frideres, chairman of the audit committee, made his report. Director W.Courtney mv.de the annual president's message. Election of directors was held with the following four incumbent directors re-elected by substantial majorities: W. Courtney, M. M. Slonlker, Ray Elberts and Duane Price. Door prize drawing was conducted by Mrs. E. Broesder and W. Karels, with these winners- L. W. Karels, M. Frideres, Julius Cink, D. Price and T. Charles. Refreshments were served by Mary Weber and Mrs. M. Frideres. FAMILY Little Dynnette Leigh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Lange, Rockwell City, does not lack for attention at fam.'ly gatherings. Dynnette has two sets of grandparents and four sets of great- grandparents, all of Rockwell City. Guarding the nation's soil "bank" That's another part of the farmer's job . . . safeguarding the thin skin of topsoil in which we grow all our food and natural fiber. Building that topsoil has taken millions of years. In banking terms it is our "account". We have an obligation to maintain our "balance" making up for "withdrawals" through equal "deposits". A few years ago we were drawing on our soil "account" at a shocking rate. But today, the forward-looking farmer guards his topsoil through progressive practices like contour farming. Farm cooperatives encourage soil conservation in the interest of the farmer's and the nation's future. They distribute machinery and supplies to help the farmer keep down the cost of his soil conservation program. To help him maintain soil fertility, they manufacture and distribute high quality fertilizers at reasonable prices. The farmer has many heavy responsibilities and complex problems which create widely different needs. Through his cooperative organizations the farmer is better able to meet them. WEST BEND ELEVATOR CO __ R. W. Jurgens, Mgr. TITONKA CO-OP ELEVATOR Jack Stott, Mgr. FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR, Bode R. L. Marheson, Mgr. FENTON CO-OP ELEVATOR _. CwrtU Lurg, Mgr. IRVINGTON CO-OP ELEVATOR E. F. Immerfall, Mgr. LONE ROCK CO-OP EXCHANGE — Lorenz Geitzenauer, Mgr. WHITTEMORE CO-OP ELEVATOR Alfred Schultz, Mgr. (Hobarton Branch) BURT CO-OP ELEVATOR — r Ronald Jurgens, Mgr. LEPYARP CO-OP ELEVATOR Bernard Reilly, Mgr. OTTOSEN CO*OP ELEVATOR Jerry Huffman, Mgr. Cooperatives help more people share in America's progress Boost Old Age Assistance By 8 Percent Soon Public assistance recipients who receive monthly Old Age Assistance checks for the support and management of their own homes, will receive about an eight percent Increase in Afc.rch, according to an announcement of the State Board of Social Welfare. This will average approximately $7.00 per case, and will bring monthly payments up to 100 percent of standard total needs. Since M:-y, 1966, Old Age Assistance payments have met only 92 percent of total need. An aged person living In his own home, and with no other Income, who have been receiving $97.00 per month will get $105.00 in March. An aged couple, each receiving $74.00, or a total of $148.00 monthly, will be Increased to $80.00 each, or a total of $160.00 The increases will affect approximately 70 percent of the State's Old Age Assistance recipients. Those not eligible for increases at this time are the ones receiving licensed nursing ani custodial care, nursing and custodial care not provided by responsible relatives in their own or other private homes, and those paying board and room In the homes of responsible relatives. Of this 30 percent not included, about 22 percent are patients In licensed nursing homss where payments for their care are made directly to nursing home operators. Conservation Aid By Farmers Earns Praise Kossuth County farmers who have carried out wildlife conservation practices under the Agricultural Conservation Program have made a big contribution to Improved hunting and fishing opportunities in this area, according to Richard I. Anderson, Chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation County Committee. More than 156 farmers In Kossuth County have established special food or cover plots for wildlife with AC P help since the wildlife phase of the program was first authorized In 1962. "By providing good nesting cover and extra food supplies, this kind of wildlife conservation can made a tremendous contribution in terms of Increased game supplies and improved hunting," the Chairman pointed out. Construction of ponds for wildlife, as well as those used as fish ponds, erosion control or to provide water for livestock, have real benefits for city sportsmen and farms alike. "The primary purpose of these ponds Is to slow water runoff, reduce erosion, and hold the water when It's needed," the Chairman explained. Thus In the process of conserving water, It is also possible to keep reserve supplies for livestock and still provide nesting and watering places for ducks and other wildlife. "Kotrath CoutyY Favorite Newtptper" Schultz Bros. Winners Five area people received cash registration awards in a drawing held Saturday afternoon at Schultz Bros., Algona. Winners were L. A. Hackbarth, E. E. Anderson, Judy Thompson, Lloyd Steinman, all of Algona, and M;urcell Reding of Bode. Another drawing will be held at the firm Case Settled Settlement of a $1,257.18 employment contribution matter was made here in district court this week. Defendant was Kenneth R. Dltsworth and plaintiff the Iowa Employment Security Commission. The total contribution included costs and Interest. Settlement was for $100. "DATE WITH DOTTIE" SCHOOL, CHURCH & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES WEEKDAYS ON KLGA 10:30 1600 KC Bonus for Dryer Buyers! Buy a new Electric clothes dryer now and earn a $10 merchandise certificate . . . cmyER DUVER qifr I «fr» tti* MM iutomttic dothM drytr I «m buying todiy will tx pl«c«d in MrvKi in i tocition MrvM by low* EtoeMc L*u •w) Pwwr Company ttactrtc distribution Una. ly MM BMric U(M tnt Ponw Comptny. VoW tfttr Jtn. (Certificates are teiMd «iy wfctt the dry«r to fa Mrvk* o. u lo*« Electric Light and Power Company electric dlitriWUon line.; Your new dryer is ideal for permanent-press fabrics, or for any laundry need. Buy Your Dryer Today! 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