Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 24, 1933 · Page 16
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 24, 1933
Page 16
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J» AQB OUT CHAS. DOWNS, FARMER NEAR WESLEY, DIES Wesley, Aug. 29—Obituary particulars regarding Charles Downs, prominent Wesley farmer, who died at his home Saturday evening, August 12, were omitted last week, -because of a misunderstanding as> "to whether this correspondent or .the editor should prepare them. Mr. Downs, who had been In poor health since last February, was taken seriously sick two weeks .before his death. His trouble was hardening of the arteries, especially those near the heart. At one time he had taken treatment at Iowa City, and found much relief and encouragement. Funeral services were held here at St. Joseph's church Monday morning, August 14, his pastor, the Rev. Father Wagener, officiating. Charles was born at Lostant, 111., February 19, 1867, the youngest of six children. In his young manhood he was for 20 years a telegraph operator for the Illinois Central railway. He was married to Catherine Fraher at Cullom, 111., October 24, 1893, and the couple went on a honeymoon trip to the world's fair at Chicago. The family moved here • in 1915, and Mr. Downs engaged in general farming and the 'breeding of Shetland ponies, Percheron horses, and several fancy lines of dogs. Both Mr. and Mrs. Downs were genial, friendly, interested in young people and children; and many happy gatherings were held, or pony rides taken, at their farm. Mr.' and Mrs. Downs had hoped and planned to attend the Century of Progress exposition at Chicago in observance of their 40th anniversary. Surviving children are: Homer, Titonka; Mrs. Oma Hildman, Wesley; Orville, St. Benedict; Mrs. Catherine Seller, St. Benedict; Edward, at home. He left also six grandchildren; one brother, P. W. Downs, Foosland, 111.; and two sisters, Mrs. John Brosnahan, Chatts- worth, 111.; and Mrs. James McNamara, Dubuque. Relatives and friends from Dubuaue, Foosland, 111., Gibson City, 111., Saunemin, 111., Forest, 111., Cullum, 111., Campus, 111., Savanna, 111., and Bancroft, Terril, Graettinger, Fort Dodge, Whittemore, and Swea City, attended funeral services. Former IVesleyah Visits Here- Mrs. Christina Poland, of Cedar Rapids, came last week Tuesday and will remain until sometime this week, visiting old friends. Christina spent her girlhood here, and was married here to Charles Poland, who died-15 years ago. Since her marriage she has lived in Cedar Rapids. She has three children: Harold, who is married and has one child; Verla, Kansas City; and Lois Nadine, who is 19 and was graduated from a high school stenographic course in January. Christina left here 29 years ago, but has made f recjuent visits. 'She was a daughter of the Nels pverbecks; and for^jmany years worked on her brother's paper, the Wesley News, which later absorbed the Wesley World, Party Honors Housekeeper— A party was held at Richard Van Horn's last Friday afternoon in honor of the housekeeper, Mrs. Heidlung. iRichard's stepdaughter, Delia Smidt, arranged the party as a surprise, to observe the completion of an exact year since Mrs. Heidlung began her work there. Neighboring women attended, and refreshments were served by the little hostess. As part of the entertainment, guests inspected all the rooms of the new house. Bentleys In New Location- Mrs. DeSpence . Bentley writes from New Orleans, La., that 'she, her husband, a government chemist and inspector, and their 16- months daughter, are established in an apartment. Mr. Bentley was transferred from Dallas, Tex., during a recent readjustment. Mrs. Bentley spent part of the summer with her parents, the A. K Giddings, and then visited her husband's parents at Peoria, 111. Children Honor Mrs. laux— Mrs. Laux was pleased by an unexpected gathering of her children at her home Sunday evening in honor of her -birthday. Ice cream and cake were served. Those present were the Richard Garman, Henry, Haverly, and Srtln til families, Wesley, and the T< Seller-' children, gfattott.Jir. and Mrs. Selle* themselves being absent on a visit to an Uncle at MarshalltoWn. W. F. X. 8. to Me«* Tomwnrow— The pastor's wife, Mrs. I. C. McNuity, will entertain the Methd- dlst W. 'F. M. S. this week Friday, afternoon. . The meeting day has ; .been changed from the last Friday in the month to the first, and there have also been postponements. These facts are.necessitating frequent meetings, to "catch up." Feminine members of the church at Sexton are invited guests at this meeting. Cong-Ms Flan Fellowship Dinner— A fellowship dinner will be,held at the Congregational church this week Saturday evening, members and friends of the church attending. Harvest Home services ., will be held next Sunday morning, afternoon, and evening. The Rev. S. H. Pederson, Hudson, Wis., former pastor, will be the speaker. The church will be decorated with flowers, fruit, grain, and vegetables. Quarterly Conference Tonight— The Rev. I. C. McNuity, Methodist pastor, attended an Algona sub-district meeting at Dist. Supt. W. G. Muhleman's, Algona, Monr day. The last local quarterly meeting will be held here at 8:30 this week Thursday evening. That for Sexton will be held at 3:30 the same day; the district superintendent being present at both. Home from Ozarks Jaunt— Vera Kerrins returned.home last week Sunday, following a three weeks' trip and visit with her father, and friends from Bode. They visited the Ozark mountains in Missouri, and spent two weeks with relatives in. and around Chatts-' worth, 111. Mr. Kerrins remained for a longer visit at Chattsworth. Methodist Nominees Named— A nominating committee met at the Methodist church last week Tuesday, and named members of the official board for the coming year. They will be voted upon at the quarterly 1 meeting this week Thursday evening. Other Wesley News. Mr. and Mrs. 'Robert Ward, Boxelder, S. D., and four of their children came Friday to visit Mrs. Ward's mother, Mrs. Hattie Price. They had previously visited at Burt, Mr. Ward .being Mrs. Guy C Giddings' brother. They were to remain with relatives about a week Mrs. Ole Flom, daughter Ethel, and Mr. and Mrs. Marion Paulson visited at Barron, Wis., a few days last week, with relatives of Mr. Paulson. They stopped and did some shopping in Minneapolis, .both going and returning. 'S NEWS FOR PUPILS I ilR, HI Special care for pupils entering Junior high school this fall will be liven. They are to meet at the high school building this morning at 9 o'clock. Supt. Lalng will bell them the location of rooms and explain the study and classroom schedule of each pupil. Students who have attended the high school before will be directed to classrooms next Monday morning, and there will get their assignments of lockers, class schedules, and study assignments for the following day. They need not report before Monday. The high school building has been cleaned for the opening of school next Monday morning at 9. The floors have been waxed, and the stairways repainted. . The Bryant building has had some repair work done. The old chemistry or physics room has been replastered, and three more rooms have been partitioned off. The library space has been arranged in the building. The toilets are being painted this week, and the floors are being oiled to prevent dust, Some of the equipment from the Third ward school building has been moved to the Bryant build for use in the three new classrooms. The Third ward building will remain closed this year. -MAGNUS LIGHTER MAY MAKE CYCLONE SQUAD Magnus ILichter is one of the two score men invited to report for opening drill of the Iowa State "Cyclone" football squad Monday, September 11, at Ames. He Is one of two. men listed for center on the Iowa Stttte team, and the invitation from Coach George F. Veenker indicated that he is seriously considered for the •position. Magnus was graduated from the Algona high school in 1929, with a good football record here. He is how beginning his fourth year at Iowa State, and is studying veter- Jnary medicine, expecting to enter the practice next spring. •During the summer Magnus has been (busy in the professional line. He was at Atkins all last week, helping experts fight an outbreak qf hog cholera. He has also substituted at Belmond for a veterinarian laid up for four weeks •with a broken jaw, and he substituted for a veterinarian at Gilmore City a week while the latter was on a vacation. Tablets ______ 5c Filler paper 60 sheets 5c Filler paper, 40 sheets, 3 for lOc Comp. Book, 160 or 200 page 5c Crayolas, 5c, lOc, 15c Pencils, extra quality, 3 for 5c Pencils with Jumbo eraser, 2 for 5c Fountain pens 25c Mech. pencil to match — - 25c SCHOOL SUPPLIES Paste with rubber paddle __5c jar Ink, washable lOc Lunch boxes 10, 25c, 49c Wax paper, 100 ft. roll or 100 sheets _10c Unbreakable cups __10c Mech. pencil lOc Just received — a new shipment of girls' school dresses, wonderful values at _ Cumming's Store 5 cents to $1 SUrU Fire With Kerosene* Burned fturt, Aug. _&*- Barrell Riddle had a hand badly burned last week Tuesday morning* Me and.: his brother Raymond were doing chores at ... Roy Dress Up for School THE FRIENDLY STOKE New Print Dresses for Little Miss "School" Girl Our entire line of chic new print school dresses here for the opening of the fall season. They are t cutest, niftiest garments we have ever shown. I vidual prints, neat trims, and well made dress complete sizes from 7 to 12—so reasonably priced, Sl.OO to $1.68 School Luggage We carry a complete line. You will find it easytq] make your selection. FOSTER'S Furniture Co.

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