Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 2, 1939 · Page 18
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 2, 1939
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BAPTISTS WERE THE FIRST TO ORGANIZE HERE Church Organized in May, 1861, in Time of Civil War. Details in connection with the history of the local Baptist church, which was rededicated Sunday, are given in Volume 1 of A Century of Iowa Baptist History, 18341934, by G. P. Mitchell, issued under authority of the Iowa Baptist convention. The facts relative to the church here appear on pages 383-387, and I there are two pictures, one of the I church building as it appears in a! cut reproduced in this week's Ad vance, the other of the preseu • parsonage. The Baptist organization was ef fected here May 18, 1861, 78 year ago, when a small band of Baptis met at the late Luther Rlst's. A that time the following persons became members: Riley Mason, Ce cil Mason, A. B. Mason, Sally M Mason, Nancy C. Mason, Luther Rist, Betsy Rist, S. S. Rist, Win. F Hofius, Mary A. Hofius, M. C Lathrop, Elizabeth Lathrop, J. R Armstrong, Blecta Henderson, Eliza Maxwell, and Susan Payne. No Charter Member Living 1 . S. S. Rist was elected first deacon, and A. B. Mason clerk. At the first service next day Mary A. Rist was received as another member. Not one of the original members remains today. It was wartime when the church was organized, and because of the war the early growth of the church was slow. Besides, in 1867, two years after the war closed, the population of Algona was not more than 300. Twenty-One Pastors. In the first years services were held at the homes of members, or at times at the city hall There was no regular pastor till 1864, KOSSUttt COUNTT ADVANCE. ALGONA, IOWA THE BAPTIST CHURCH AS BUILT IN 1892-93, OR 46 YEARS AGO WILL HAVE MEMORIES stirred by this old picture of the Algona Baptist church, though it looks just the same today, except that the little steeples are there no longer. For years on. years the cut has been unused and gathering dust in the Advance's "morgue." This is not the original ±^A Ut , * e ?..* e ? d>s <« M-onr iSayB the S first ustory also says that organize the first , ' U ' The though the Baptists did not county they did erect the firs o, M ,, eec e rs church edifice, "after a desperate struggle to raist the necessary funds. The present building wa erected in the pastorate of the Rev. W. H. Dorward who came to Allgona iiv 1891. On February 21 1892 the church voted to build at a "cost not over $5000. i tie parsonage then stood on the corner, and It haa to be moved to the west end of the lot, where it can be seen in this picture; but this was the old parson age, not the present one, which was built in 1913 OBSERVANCE OF MOTHERS DAY IS PLANNED BY UNION M. & D. CLUB when the Rev. Win. Leggett came and remained for a year. Pastors in order since than have been: Ira C. Cain, C. Brooks, H. A. Wilridge, Joseph Mountain, G W. Robinson, W. L. Wolf, F. M. Smith-, W. H. Dorward, A. 0. Stevens. D. R. Landis, D. M. Stiles, J. A. Dutton, W. L. Anderson, C. A. Tenny, J A. Porterfield, Frank Day, J W. Jeffries, Frank H. Webster, Arthur S. Hueser, Robert Schwyhart, and F. C. Volzke, the latter the present pastor. First Church in 1870. At the first annual church meeting in May, 1866, it was voted to build a church at a cost not to exceed $2500. It took four years, however, to get the money and erect the building. Then for six years and more the church had no pastor. The present edifice was erected by the late T. H. Conner, whose daughter now lives at Wheaton, 111. The late M. B. Chapin, father of Mrs. Frank Clark, Titonka, was a member of the building committee, and other members were Mr. Conner, George Simpkins, M. C. Bailey, and G. M. Howard. The building was dedicated April 30, 1893, and by curious chance the rededication this year fell on the same day 46 years later. When the date was picked for rededication this was not realized. The present church cost $7000, and the last note of the church deht was publicly burned May 5, 1903. Requests Aid Church. In the Tenny pastorate the late "Deacon" N. A. Pine gave the church a farm in Minnesota which was later exchanged for a house and lot next east of the Mrs. F. S. Norton home on east Call street, where Mrs. John Urch now lives. Later this property was sold to Mr. Urch and a parsonage was erected on the present location. This, however, was not the present parsonage. When Mr. Urch died in 1933, at the ago of 81. he gave the church a one-twelfth interest in an Ir- vineclon township farm. The Urch heirs bought the interest for $1332 and the money wa.s u.sed to repair and decorate the church. The church property, consisting of the church edifice and the parsonage, are both now in excellent condition and free of debt. Union Twp., May 1— The Mothers & Daghters club was enter- ained by Mesdames Marguerite rardner and Frances Gould at the ardner home Thursday, and 25 'omen attended. Roll call was on the uses of old ubber, and a paper, Here Comes ie Caliope, was given by Marie Ode. An article, Bergen's Brazen Blockhead, was .read by Eva -risen. A white elephant exchange 'as much enjoyed, and lunch was erved. Mrs. Walter Heerdt and Mrs. . Fred Plumb were received as new spring plowing •Schenck has a finished, man all Alfred night, — — -"••" UAA UJ^U.Lj while Mr. Shenck .plows during the day. Strong Wind Does Damage — A strong wind last week Monday evening passed over the township at about 11 p. m., causing some damage to trees. At the Frank Thompson farm it up-rooted a large evergeen, twisting it and tipping it over. Fires in Cornfields— As one drives through the coun- to clear fields preparatory to plow- Mrs. Floyd Gardner, and Mrs' Nute Bolin. The calendar committee to ^prepare the club yearbook was appointed: Prances Gould, chair- Marguerite Gardner, Kate ing creates pretty s.pectacles Other Union News. Mr- and Mrs - Barney Spencer, of man; Marguerite Gardner, Kate „ lr- and Mrs - Barney Spencer, of Annis. Mrs. Annis was appointed j Cam '>ridge, Minn., were visitors at historian: Cora BJLCOTI /•«!•««»_ tne Frank Hofius home ranonfiv Dentists Attending Convention at D. M Algona dentists who plan to go to Des Moines today to attend a state dental convention are Doctors C. D. Schaap, H. L. McCorkle, E. J. Eason, Karl R, Hoffman, and L .C. Nugent. They will return Thursday. Dr. H. M. Olson, president in this district, which.includ- es eleven counties, had planned to go yesterday, ,but he came down with the mumps Sunday, and so to unable to attend. He has disease on both sides. the GROUPS AT LUVEBNE ATTENDED W.HJ.S, CORWITH GATHER NG Lu Verne, May 1—Nltte women, members of the Methodist .Home Missionary society here, attended an Algona district convention at Corwith Thursday, and eight local Queen Esthers, with their leader, Mrs. Harvey Nelson, attenddd a banquet in the evening.' j There were 180 who regisiered at .the .convention, and the local women have reported a successful meeting.' The principal speaker was Laura May, Johnson, national field worker from Oak Park, 111,, and she talked on Our Neighbors and These Sixty Years, The Humboldt greenhouse sent a basket of flowers for the hostess society. Other women attending 'rom here were Mesdames Ray Stone, Peter Davidson, and d. B. Alexander. Ln Verne Youth Wins Honor— •A Lu Verne high school graduate, Earl Ha<nselman has been elected to the Cardinal Guild as representative from the agricultural division of the State college at Ames. He is a second-year dairy Industry student; son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hanselman here. Ames Student Visits Here- Frank Bar.tleV. third-year veterinary student at Iowa State.col- lege, spent the Week-end with friends here. He is a graduate of the local high school, and he lived at John Brink's while attending :he high school. Other Lu Verne News. Uennie Mason, Mrs. Irvin Chapman, Mrs. J. L. Lichty, and Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Chapman attended meetings of the Fort Dodge Pres- >yterial and Presbytery at Algona Wednesday and Thursday. Walter Peterson, Kleta Finley, md Laurine Olson, - spent the reek-end at their respective homes t Roland, Gilbert, and Newton. Supt. and Mrs. A. C. Evans went i Des Molnes Saturday to attend he Drake relays. Mother of Godden, Emmetsburg, Passes _.».. w ,, t^u t*irjk/\jii_i.LCU. historian; Cora Bacon, corresponding secretary. — Hofius home recently. Mrs. Spencer was Lulu Hofius, the jimiug secretary. |«i.io. k>t/euuer was j_,uiu norlus, the The next meeting will be the! dau shter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles mua ' Hofius for - c, .. ..* «v/~ tUU ' Tr _T ' ****** •"«-*». X^-Lldl annual Mother's day tea at the Hofius . former Union residents. Good Hope community room this The Busv Bee dub was enter- week Thursday. Every member is] tameA Friday at Esther Bahling's. requested to bring a guest, a moth- j . _T^ ~ —^"11 . er preferred. In charge of po-!Jas. Blame Burial gram will be Helen Vogel and :„ 1V/I J j. 1X7 1 Minnie Sarchet; menu committee, ls IVlade at Wesley Ethel Smith and Mame Steinman. John Gisch Birthday Observed— A birthday dinner was given last At funeral services for James Blaine, Sexton, Thursday at the Wise home, Sexton, the officiating ------- ^ U . UUW 4 ircife? ,fc,iyoii ItVOt •* "a*- iivjuju, OC-A.LU11, LJ-IG OITIClaLing week Tuesday evening in hoijor of minister was the Rev. A. English, John Gisch's anniversary. His sis- 1 and burial was made in the Ever- ter, Mrs. Jos. Lichter, prepared the 'green cemetery on No. 18, west of were John , . . , e on dinner, and the other guests were Wesley. Pallbearers were on his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Bahr, Henry Nelson, Henry Bai- Gisch, the other children, Mary < ley, George Oleson, George Yan- Frankel and her mother, Algona, ! ser, and Joseph Balk. Mr. Blaine Mr Lichter, and Wilfred Gisch. | was born at Thomastown, Conn Wilfred is employed this year at ! and was brought to Iowa by his ' ------ '- — - - ' 'Ti, H 'S^ 11 was called Monday T wo 6 ^" 16 of hls moth ^, Mn£ J. ti. trodden, Emmetsburg Mrs Godden, who was 75, died'of an- wL a T, Pe ^° r ^ ln the afternoon. Her husband, who died last September, had been in the monument business 60 years, starting when le was 18. W. H., who followed in nts lather's footsteps, had rhp. monument works here. Vote 3-Year Call to Pastor Strong The local Church of the Naza- ene voted Sunday on whether to xtend a one-year or a three-year all to the present pastor, E. J. trong, and it was unanimously eoided to extend a three-year call. he Strongs came here in Septem- er from Waterloo. Mr. Strong, ho was graduated from a Cincin ati Bible school, has held pastor- tes at Masonville, Lakota, and VIontrose. The Rev. and Mrs. trong have two boys, one six, the the Gisch farm. Tractors Work at Night- Some termers find it no obstacle " j parents when he was still a small I 'child. The Blaines came to this county in 1901, and James had lived here 38 years. Real Estate I have now returned and will be in Algona and have a number of real buys in Algona property. Also some very good Kossuth countyfarms. P. J. KOHLHAAS Algona, Iowa PHONE 22 SONG BY ALCONIAN WILL UNMARKETED An Algonian who has gained recognition in the music world is Mrs. Metta Culbertson, wife of an Algona trucker, who wrote a popular piece. The Town Is Talking, a year ago last August. She sent it to the Westmore Music Corp Portland, Ore., and it was accepted last fall. The piece has been revised and is ox-peered to be published in sheet music soon. It has already been published in folio form, with 24 other amateur compositions. Mr. and Mrs. Culbertson have four grown chidlren, den, Aucl- rinc, Dale, and Mrs. Anthony Thilges, all of Algona. Mr. Culbertson own* three trucks and does local! hauling. Mrs. CulberUson has had the ambition to write sons?s since she was a little girl, but had never thought she could do one. She is not a professional piano player, but when she thinks of a tune she writes the .scale and leaves the rest to a profeasionalist. She likes poetry and has on file many poems ehe has written. She wrote both wor.is and music for The Town Is Talking. < i WE SERVE BOTH Town and FARM! SERVICE TO THE TOWN j Our yard, the pioneer yard of Algona, has been serving the city of Algona for a period of over forty-seven years. We have not only watched Algoiia grow hut have aided many of the home )u, ders by furnishing the best quality build/ng material that money will buy. In the city of Alred a trHcks an S ° rVe ^ promptljr with a SERVICE TO THE FARM We carry at all times a full line of building materials for the modern farm and its buildings. We have a complete plan service to help you to build the buildings most suitable for til crops you raise, the stock you produce, and the- COME IN AND TALK BUILDING WITH ITS WE ARE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU IN PLA^ NING, FINANCING, OF YOUR BUILDING NEEDS. IT COSTS NO MORE TO F. S. Norton & Son "The Pioneer Lumber Yard" PHONE 229 EXQUSIVI VACUUM GIARSHIFT Vacuum iMiter Mw IMfHug tftart , NEW ABO-STREAM SmiNG NEW •ODWS tr mm CIKVROUT'S FAMOUS VA1VE-IN-HEAD SIX its. Every 40 seconds of every day, Somebody buys a new Chevroletf VALi/l! A GENERAL MOTORS VALUE .and the demand Is increasing day after day NW The only low-priced car combining "ALL THAT'S BEST AT LOWEST COST' Kossuth Motor Co. CLAREtfCE MOBRALL, Algona FRED FLAI6, Lone Bock STRAND GARAGE, ledyara FISHER GARAGE, Titonk, :,'>'•• i S.#l Hyde Park Clothes or gaberdines $25.00 $29.50 STEELE'S

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