Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 7, 1931 · Page 9
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 7, 1931
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(Copyright 1931) _!. Ibers of the late 44th assemb- have flW their Expense ac- Unvaried tastes for , tv while others seem to diet. «W which have been filed iig, Just looks like some |boys were going to cut as th e corners as they could , within the $500 limit, wl^ie I shied a bit—hence the rtn grabs. / o—o i always been my contention I?? meat cwts money. So the ^legislator the higher his Art I am convinced that |M » worn by some of the pretty well filled moatof Those who were on diet, ,'didn't need so much money PAPERS Printed Last Week thrgett elrenliitlon by far In Kossnth. STOPS Thi« !• L ... not keep coming «ft«r you order It It Sure ynnrMlf f ntare'eMtbftfMMmc*ft« the fritter you CM itop'wtaii y«a'« PC(f. ALGONA, IOWA, MAY, 7 1931 Number 34 Baptist Church Celebrates 70th Anniversary FIRST MEETING == HELD AT START OF CIVIL WAR Church Building i s * Planned in 1866 to Cost $2500. Ratllff, Mount, ^C must be, the lightest .. in the bunch, or else "he Lrtunate In having meals 1 His feed bill was j 172 25 for the 109 days in ijpltal city. Perhaps he Is laller stature and his ca. therefore much less than Unator who ate up $282 |h of calories. o—o I . '. to the figure* Hep. UVi W--B Mf ""' *» " Iff spent 22c per meal. He Fhnve enjoyed three squares ,v, probably small squares, ' nlancD with tho price. o—o best eater In the legislature to be Senator Clyde H. .Top- lot Burlington. He claims to |spent $282 for the vitaniines to keep body and soul, to- j during the harrowing 111110 |f legislating. Or it may b e he Goliath stature and needed to J about 87c per nosebag filling; Imay be he didn't have friends whom to sup on Sunday and o—o i foods conic high and fish i are great brain fowls. Perthe senator from DCS : county wus only taking intage of the state's willing-', \ to pay for brain fowl which wy not have needed at home. n—O s like Senator Frank D. Ickis, ston, who only spent 70c per I during the no days 'n nights |'t have relaxed near as much Ird who spent almost' $3 per Must be he didn't look : much for feather beds and [class bell boy service. Or it i that he drove a good bar- 1th some landlord. '-.... o—o kon furnishes the' best ' • in Senator J. H. Hager. • [claims to have used up $315 quarters during 1 the That's almost $3 per n anil one ought to get i good boll hop service and r anil the morning paper [one's shoes sliincd for that i per night's rest. Perhaps [senator is a heavy sleeper [needed to hire a boy to put • on his snoring and to i for the day's fray. o—o . [tor George M. Clearman, of county, must have main| a. taxi service and hustled ' forth to his work .dally. f^ln a bill for $150 transporta- It may be that he just This history of the First Baptist church was written by Mrs. Oeo. M. Hoflus for the celebration Sunday and Monday of the 70th anniversary of the organization of the church. Baptist Parsonage I lie piano" and radio" and n cabinet to Des Molnes, and [transfer companies charge But if he made many trips was being held up by some. •gas. Or his motor pump- land there may have been a "» Ms carburetor. He'd'have money by buying , a bicycle, [hitch-hiking. o—o the clay hills of Adair |ty comes Representative'J, fmott with a bill f or $147 '"nsportation, Probably he by truck. That's even > by nine bucks than if took PS Senator Balrd of Potta- Iwunty to work. 0—O |» number 0 ( tne lawmakers we walked to work or hlteh- •"»<; with friends, lor they" > Mil for transportation gi Mn every cas» they mil* e*t and their bills indicate used money to Uye while d <>wn their Job* o» capl- O—O -i '±" Ve ?'. E ' Craven, o« For months the dark war clouds had hung low over our fair land. .Then the storm broke when, on the 12th of April. 1801, the Confederate General Beauregara fired on Fort Sumpter, A month and six days later, twelve hundred miles west by northwest, in .the peaceful, but thinly settled state of Iowa, in the little village of Aigona, the First Baptist church of Aigona, known as the Regular Baptist church, was organized. Seventy years ago a little band of faithful Baptists met at the residence of Luther Rist for the purpose of forming themselves into an organized body of worshippers to be known as a Baptist church. Three Baptist ministers, Rev. O. A. Holmes, Rev. L. L. Frisk, and Rev. Wm. J. Sparks, representing Baptist churches at Webster City, Mineral Ridge and North Union, were present to assist In the organization. Mr. Holmes was elected Moderator, and A. B. Mason, clerk. Mr. Sparks offered prayer. The Articles of Faith were read by the Moderator, and the following persons became constituent members of the new church: Riley Mason, Cecil D. son, A. B. Mason, -Sally M. Mason, Nancy C. Mason, Luther Rist, Betsy Rist, S. S. Rist, Wm. F. Hoflus, Mary A. Hofius, M, C. Lathrop, Elizabeth Lathrop, J. R. Armstrong, Blecta Henderson, Eliza Maxwell, and Susan Payne, Thus the First Baptist church of Aigona was born with S. S. Rist as Deason, and A. Mason as Clerk, The following day the church met for worship, and Mary A. Rist was received as a member. This was the first baptism in the newly organized church. None of the original members remain. The last to go was -Mrs. Mary A. Hofius who was called home twelve years ago this summer. Church Affected by AVar. Far removed from the seat ol war, Iowa was -affected by it, and gave her full share In men and money for Its vlctorlus completion But, partly because of the war, Al gona grew slowly, and the Baptls church had but few accessions. In 1867 the population of Aigona had only reached 300. At that time there was no Baptist church building within fifty miles of Aigona. During those early years services were held usually In the homes o the various members, Luther Rist A. B. Mason, W. F. Hoflus, James Henderson, and later C. M. Dicker son, opened their homes for Its meetings'. At times the City Hal was used. It was not NINEOUTOF EMPLOYMENT HERE IN APRIL until 1864 that the s expense. Hope he ^•That's not too much l!! Stage ' clwk W». hair while one works for s - But some of the church had its first regular pastoi In the person of Rev. Wm. Leggett He remained' for about a year, and was followed by Rev. Ira C. Kaln in 1866, the church services being .held In his home. At the fifth annual meeting: of th church, May 1866, it was resolved to build "a neat and commodius house of worship at a cost not to exceed J.iJoOO." The work of securing 1 funds began at once. Lot were secured, but the work movec slowly and not until lli870, In th? pastorate of Rev. James Jeffreys was the church opened for services Without Pastor for Six Years. For more than six years the church was then without a pastor In February 11,878, Rev, C. Brook became pastor, and the house o worship was dedicated the follow Ins year, Rev, L. N. Call of Web ster City preaching the dedicatory sermon. The Rev. H. A. WUrldge follower Mr. JJropks. and was in turn follow ed by the Rev. Joseph Mountain and the Rev. G. W. Robinson, o Whom B. F. Reed, in his History o * that savin trav e»ng MOB* ur **« the taxpayers money. 1 that o—o «helr o—o church worker, and, an interesting speaker." His son, WUHs J- was a boy In the parsonage, and severa years later came back to be license to preach by the old home church He Is now pastor at Storm Lake •Rev. W. L. Wolfe came in 18«« and did good work in spite of th handicap of poor health. He was fo lowed by the R«y. P- M- Smith, wh is remembered as a man of fine cu ture and scholarship. He was fo low<x* by the Rev. W- H. porwar came in 1*91. It was, unde A/fODERN ALGONA BAPTIST FAR1SONAGE built from proceeds of J-'-l the sale to John Urch of an Aigona house and grounds on cast ''all street left to the church In the will of the late Deacon Pine. This parsonage stands next west of the church. his heroic leadership that the pres ent house, of worship was built. Th 'building .committee was T. H. Coi nw, George Slmpkins, M. B. Chapln •J4, C. Bailey, and G. M. Howard 5|r. Conner" was employed as th architect. While ttoe church wa, being, built we worshipped In th Congregational church and In th- Sweftsh Lutheran church. The .church was dedicated April 30, J.«9». l on that day *3080 was pledged vu the building debt. The cost was about »7WO- Wuch credit is due to Pastor Dorward and We fcerolo people,. The church of totoy owes & a let* of gratitude. The Northern Association met V«b us f alned, the Rev. H. L. Stetson, of Des Moines, preaching the ordina- on sermon. He closed his work December 16, 1805. Six were bap- ised during his pastorate, and leven were received by letter, On January 1, 1SOG, the church net' In the lecture room for ,a New 'ear's dinner. It was a very enjoy- -ble social event. After dinner a justness meeting was held In the udltorium, and It was decided to ecure a pastor as soon as possible, ith the result that the Rev. D. R. came the last of the month o servo he church. During his ime ot service four were baptised, ind seven were received by leter. The Rev. D. M. Stiles was the lext pastor. A noteworthy event n this pastorate was the roll call nd dinner, Saturday, September 24, 1898, and the service the follow- ng day, when the Rev. John A. Earl, then pastor of the First Bap- ist church of Waterloo, delivered an excellent address, after which he el in securing pledges for $2000 on .he church debt. That afternoon Dr. H. L. Stetson delivered an impressive sermon on "The Relation of the Church to the Community." That evening the pastor administered the ordinance of baptism. Another similar service' was held dur- ng this pastorate, December JIO, 1899, Mr. Stiles receive'd 12 by baptism, and 3ll| by letter. Church Improved In 1901. The Rev. J. A. Button came in 11901, and is remembered as a "live preacher in the pulpH," and an unusually interesting speaker on secular subjects. During his pastorate some substantial improvements were made in the interior of the auditor m. ' The Rev. W. L. Anderson began his work as pastor in January, 1903. At the annual meeting, May 5th, a roll call was held, the Rev. Robert Carroll preached a most effective sermon, after which Mr. Anderson led In raising money to pay the last note against the church, and then burned the note. During this pas torate two were baptised, and three were received by letter. The Rev. C. A. Tenny commenced his work as pastor July 24, 1904. Mr. Tenny is remembered by the spicy magazine he published, and by an innovation Jn the irtahner of observing the Lord's Supper. This was felt to be helpful.; During this pastorate the Northern Association met with our church in Whdt many felt to have been an unusually spiritual meeting. The Rev. J. A. Porterflelfj came September 15, 1906, and remained a little more than two years. He is remembered as an unusually elo quent speaker both in the pulpit and on the lecture platform. Mr Reed says of him: "He always had something to say, and he said it in his own way, In such a manner thai it furnished food for thought, and showed that he was a scholar of much ability." Itev. Frank Day Baptizes 33. Following the Lyon's meetings, In the winter of 1910, the Rev, Prank Day came as pastor, beginning his work April 17th. The records for that year show thirty-two baptisms the largest nu m ber for any one year In the history of the church. Mr, Day was a quiet, scholarly man, and did constructive work in the church and community for six years This was also a new record fon the church. Under his leadership the present parsonage was erected, anc substantial improvements were made to the church property. His pastorate was characterized by care ful sermon preparation, and faith fulness In his pastoral minlstra tions. The R«v. J. W- Jeffries came to the church July 1, 1016. He was a man of real force, and of many pop ular gifts. Eloquent in the pulpit he was also a most interesting speaker on various public occasions In the World War period he was much in demand, and rendered ap predated service as a leader in the various drives. He closed his worl October 13, OT18, to accept a to the Baptist church at Louisiana Missouri. »60,000 Collected Since 1019. The present pastor,' the Rev. F H, Webster began his work January 1S19. Coming at. the close of history of the church by pastorates. Much more might be said of the faithful and heroic work which has been done by the loyal wives of these pastors, and the officers and members of the church. The present value of the property is about ?21,000. The church is out of debt, prosperous, and faces the next seventy years unafraid. ALGONIAN LEASES SITE FOR SEXTON GAS-OIL STATION Sexton, Mny 5—C. E. Sweet, Alona, has leased the corner lot back f the Wise store from Charles irnan and will build a lunch room .nd gas station there. He may also rect cabins and maintain a tour- sts 1 camp. grounds. Two oil sta- ions on the same site have, burnec own. The last one was put up by he Skelly Oil company four years go, and when it was burned was :>eing run .by Jack Fraser, Aigona Sunday School Contest Opens— A contest was begun Sunday by he local Sunday school. Sides wen ihosen, and the contest will last six yeeks. Mrs. Mack Wise and Mrs Oerd Brethorst are leaders. The los irs are to give a picnic for the winners. There were 45 persons a Sunday school. The enrollment' Is 6. the World War, he has been with us during the period of readjust raents. ' One of the outstanding events of this pastorate was the. put Ing over of the New. World Move ment campaign. Including the yean l«19 and 1924 the church raised for all missions $10.740. Purlng tM pastorate total contributions hav been slightly *» of *&0,OQO There has been a fifty per cen merofeership, with .pUams. The present, mem. is Just above Uhe two b,u£ ™^mm$m^ . f . *& {*<? & * *U"A- >. Ri, jJii 1 -. Mrs. Elinor Button, county welfare worker, makes the following report for April: Id cases ; 119 ew cases 32 151 alls at office .1 149 alls to families 69 alls for families 218 etters 153 elephone calls 158 elegrams '._ 22 Localities Visited In April. Outside Aigona. ancroft 4 urt „ 5 akota l edyard l u Verne ; i wea City l itonka l Vesley • i Vhittemore 2 Township , 1 Lincoln Township 1 eneca Township 1 herman Township ' 1 Outside County. Vrmstrong l Buffalo Center- 1 Dakota City l 'ajrmont, Minn. 1 Ti-undy Center l ! hor Waterloo 1 1 Buffalo Twp., Winnebago Co. ... 1 Problems Presented. Jnemployment Under-employment nsufficient earnings __ ndebtedness T. B. __.j lancer ) Cardiac , iyphllls . fonorrhea Maternity. __ Install Lunch Counter- Mr, and Mrs. Otto Neumari an nstalllng a lunch counter in ,the 'ront end of their store, where th )ostoffice was formerly located They will also rent sleeping rooms Other Sexton. Mr, and Mrs. Evans, Watertown S. D., and their daughter Bett; spent Friday night at A. L. Green field's, en route to Cedar Rapids where Mrs. Evans' father Is serious y eick with stomach and hear roubles. Mrs. Evans will remain there with her parents, Mr. Evan and Betty returning sometime thii week. Betty is in school. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Faulkner, o Ihlcago, and Mrs. Faulkner's moth er, Mrs. Dora Ferrlgan, spent Tues day night at Carl Paetz's, Verle Fraser, who had been with an aunt In Minnesota a year, cam ast Thursday to visit 1 his parents Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Fraser. Mr. and Mrs. Lon Gouge attend ed a wedding dance at Britt las iveek Wednesday night. The John Bahrs have moved to a house two miles and a half north eaist of Sexton. Mildred Kutschara and Sarah Neelings spent the week-end a !lear Lake. ' Mr. and Mrs. William Greene gav a dance at the Sexton hall Tuesday night. Alex Miller trucked hogs to Ma son City Saturday, Briefly Told Water and oil are both uaefu elements, but do not nils, so Is with different types of people, Mother's Day REMEMBER MOTHER ON MOTHER'S PAY She will appreciate a nice gift, Electric clock, chime clpck wrist watch, diamond ripg or fancy stone ring; 9, nice neck piece in white golt crystal or pearl bea4 band bag. She may be wanting silver table ware, or would like niece piece of pewter. We have so many fine $u ity gifts that she wpuld snjo having and at prices tha will please you\ Just pleas come in and loofc F, W, WEHLER & CO Family desertion 2j Non support of parents 1 Non support of dependent children 4 Juvenile delinquency i 3 Illegitimacy 3 Imprisonment , 5 Begging tendency 9 Non residence 23 Debated residence 1 Services Rendered. family adjusted economically 3 Inanclal adjustment refused 1 'rlvate physician ._.' 5 'rlvate hospital 3 owa City papers 11 owa City refused 1 owa City hospital 11 owa City offered and refused— 1 Optical care 1 Commitment to Cherokee 1 iommltment to Oakdale 1 Diabetic supplies secured 1 onnectlon with relatives strengthened 2 ourt action 1 Widow's pension rejected 1 Adjustment In school _• 1 Vocational guidance 2 temporary shelter 1 Service to non-residents accepted 2 Non-residence adjustment made with other county 1 family moved 1 Residence in other state verified, l! Von-residence notice rejected 2 Family Status. Harried couple .91 Jrimarried coupe 2 Unmarried mother __' 2 2ndocrine disturbance Malnutrition Disease of respiratory system 'hronlc illness 2 Acute illness .. 11 >Jeed of optical care i Blindness or sight seriously impaired ; Paralyzed or crippled li Disability due to old age 1! Oeath ___"„___ '„_ Epilepsy Psychosis ' . _ Neurosis diagnosed . Hental disorder diagnosed Mental defectiveness diagnosed Alcoholism '. Behavior problem Attitude producing conflict between husband and wife : Widow with dependent children. Widower with dependent children . Poor home making Itchy Toes Hand Ringworm, Athlete's Foot Why suffer from the queer akin disease causing severe itching 1 o; toes and feet, cracking, peeling skin ting, , Tr< blisters. Ringworm, Trench Foot o Crotch Itch, when you can avoid in faction and quickly heal your skin with Dr. Nixon's Nixoderm? Basec on the famous English Hospital for mula, discovered by a leading Lon don skin specialist, Dr. Nixon's Nix oderm acts with amazing speed, be cause designed for this partlcula ekin disease. Nixoderm is guaran teed, it must stop itch and quickK heal your skin or the small cost wil be refunded. ' B. W. BUSBY'S DBUO STORE Widow 25 Widower 4 Deserted woman _ 3 Divorced 9 Separated • 4 Single man 9 Single woman _ 3 SALBSBOOKS OF ALL KINDS. We get them for you and you pay no more than you pay outsiders who take your money out of town where you get none of it back.—A. dvance ' 25tf •OLD «v — ALGONA PRODUCE CO. W O O L We are always paying top prices for wool. :;• That is why we We ship direct in carload lots. meet competition. WOOL BAGS, 85c. WOOL TWDfE, ISe Joe Greenberg Special Offer good only while the Hoover men are in town. for a Nata Hoaver and your, choice of dusting tool* or Balance monthly. TOE ivsteti. We have made an arrangement •with the Hoover factory Jo have a group of Hoover experts visit us during the next few days. No mat, ter whether'you are a Hoover user or-not—they-will he pleased to call at your home and give you some worth-while information on modern, easy cleaning methods. If you own a Hoover, they will be glad to inspect it-—free. In case it needs repair, they will put it in first-class condition at a moderate rate of charge. If you do not own a Hoover, ask them to tell.you about the special, short - time offer we are making to celebrate their coming. .Telephone us for an appointment. Do not feel that to do so will obligate you in any way. W. H. Horan Electrical Shop Aigona, Iowa A nnouncement Opening of Our New Clothing Store In order to secure the latest modes and final low market our stock is Just being received and will not be fully arranged, but we will be here with the goods Friday, May 8 and will be glad to welcome our old friends and we hope tp make many new ones with new goods, new styles and new prices, Ftl^-^/fi ^ii - ~"i'^ •: -•"&/

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