The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 20, 1934 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 20, 1934
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The Algona Upper Pes Moinea, Algona, Iowa, December 20,1934 JOSEPH MIKES OF WEST BEND RITES SATURDAY Respected Citizen Succumbs to Stroke; Born in Bohemia West Bend: Joseph Mikes, an old and respected citizen passed away at his home here Wednesday at 11:65 a. m. following a stroke on Friday. Mr. Mikes was bom March, 1857, in Bohemia, and spent his boyhood there. He began working in his uncle's meat market when 13 years old and began buying stock for his uncle's shop when h« was only 14 years old. He came to America in 1881, settling at McGregor, Iowa. He worked in a packing heuse there until 1886 when he went to Spencer where he managed a packing house for one and one-half years when he returned to McGregor. He WM married to Barbara Wegeck at Prairie du Chlen, Wisconsin, on Jan. 8, 1888. They moved to Aigona where they lived a short time, then going to Wesley where he had a meat market for 6 months, then moved to West Bend in September, 1907. Here, he and his brother Adolph, operated a meat market untu his health failed and he sold his interest to his son, Jordan in 1920. Five children were born to this union who with their mo- thelr survive. They are Jordan of Hutchison, Minn.; Antoinette Carter of Graettlnger, Josephine Shellmyer of Whlttemdre, Joe of JFalrfaxi. Minn., and John at home. There are nine grandchildren. He la also survived by three brothers, John and Charles of Prederlcksburg, Iowa, Adolph of West Bend and one sister, Mrs. Frank Kouba of Wesley. His parents and two sisters proceeded him in death In Bohemia. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Frank Seeley Funeral Services Held on Saturday Whittemore: Funeral services were held for Mrs. Frank Seeley Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her home north, of town. Rev. Wood conducted the services. Mrs. Seeley had been in poor health about six years. She was usually able to be up and around but on Sept. 26, she fell and broke her hip and has been bedfast since. Mary Jane Fmnell was born ai Victor, Iowa, October 15, 1870, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Flnnell. They lived there until 1883 when they moved to Kossuth county, settling near Lu- Verne, later moving 1 to a farm- north of Whittemore. It was here that she was married to Frank Seeley, October 29, 1890. To this union three sons were born, Claude of Rlngsted, Harry of Whittemore and one son, Bert, who was killed in action in France, August, 1918. Besides the husband and sons she leaves to mourn her death, three brothers, Ike of Algona, Robert of Whittemore and Charles of Lake Geneva, WJswmsin; Vlso \ ctae sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank Carlisle of Batavia, HI. The pall bearers were Wm. Madsen, Martin Ostwald. Rhelnhold Ostwald, Manuel Ostrom and Harold and Wal- •ier Prombach. Relatives from out of town to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Vem Hockenberry, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jensen, Wayne Brunner all of Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. George Yager, Ike Pln- nell and son, Evan of Algona; Jane Stauffacher of LuVerne, Mr. Seely of Emmetsburg and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Frombach of Burt. Christmas Inspiration Let's ring the bells, bang up tjhe garlands and bid each other a warm welcome and best wishes. Happy Holidays to You. Anderson Grain & Coal Company PIONEER IRVINGTON LADY DIES AT 91 Widow of Late Billy Ward, Well Known War Veteran Dies in N. D. Settled in Old Irvington in 1871; Was a Native of France Mrs. Mary Ward, one of the pioneers of Old Irvington township, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Will Kollasch in Jamestown, North Dakota, December 11. Mrs. Ward was th<; widow of "Billy" Ward, a veteran of the Mexican and Civil War, for many years a well known character, who lived to be almost one hundred years of age. Mary J. Ward was born at Metz, France, Feb. 25, 1843, and lived there until she was eleven years of age. From there she came to St. Louis, Mo. wKh an aunt and uncle. On Oct. 29, 1859, she was married to Wm. B. Ward at St. Louis. Mr. Ward wa~, then a regular in the United State: army. He served in the war agalrol the Indians, the Mexican and the Civil Wars. Mrs. Ward was a nurce in the Civil War, stationed at Washington for a time and also serving on the field. Mr. and Mrs. Ward with their family of five children bought a farm on t!ie "Ridge" road near Irvington, Iowa in 1871, where they lived until the winter of 1916. They then lived with their granddaughter, Mrs. Will Kollasch, until 1925. Mr. Ward died In April, 1927, and Mrs. Ward moved to Algona with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Shackelford and granddaughter, Mrs. Bessie Critzer, who cared for her un til her own death In September of this year. Mrs. Ward then went to live with her granddaughter, Mrs. Will Kollasch of Jamestown, North Dakota, where she passed away, Dec. llth. She is survived by one son, Sidney Ward of Rldgedale, Saskatchewan, and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Shackelford of Jamestown, North Dakota, six grand children and eight great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Will Kollasch accompanied the body to Algona and funeral services were held from the Laird St McCullough Funeral home, In charge of Dr. J. H. Edge of the local Methodist church, Saturday afternoon. Interment was in the cemetery at Irvington. &x&yiiyiM8&&Kt£&^^ May We Suggest Before You Buy That Radio See our offerings Crosley - Zenith - Motorola for home or auto $19.99 to $139.95 L-Tatro B-Batteryless radio for the farm home. The economical radio. We offer our service facilities to solve your radio !j| troubles. Kossuth Radio & Electric Co. MILTON DAHL Algona Hotel Bldg. Phone 42 INVESTORS! This past week we have sold TWO fine un- improved tracts to investors at a reasonably low price. We have many others just as good, besides HUNDREDS of well Improved farms. Come in and talk it over. McDonald & Co. la. State Bank Bldg. Phone 120 SWEA BASKETEERS BEAT GRAETT1NGER AND CLEAR LAKE Other Swea City News; Mrs. Forrest Hanifan Services Friday Swea City: The high school basketball team won from Graettlnger last Tuesday night. Ball handling and all around team work of the locals against Graettinger's rangy zone defense v/aj the best K has been all season, wMle the defense sewed UD the visitors' attack time after time, holding them to one free throw during the first half. The final score was 25 to 8. The .-ccond team game score was 26 to 14. Friday night the local basketball team won its fourth game by defeating Clear Lake, 16 to 15. Leland. formerly sixth man, now has a regular position on the first squad, taking the place of Hanifan, who is disabled because of an operation on his finger. School Operetta "Croaspatch Fairies," an operetta telling a Christmas story for little folks will be given at the school auditorium Thursday night. Dec. 20. by the primary grades. The pupils have been arranged In the cast as follows: Coral, Delores Kollasch; Sister Sue, Inez Larson; Jimmy, Maynard Hoeck; Timmy, Melvin Peterson; Dolly, Kathryn Tweeten; Polly, Phyllis Anderson; Santa Claus, Ronald Anderson; Mrs. Santa Claus, Nettle Marie Osterman. Others will appear as elves, etc. Mm. Hauifan Grief again shrouds the community following the death of Mrs. Forrest Hanifan at her home In Swea City early Wednesday morning. She had been an Invalid much of the time dur- mjj '.lie last two years. Her funeral was held Friday afternoon in the Bap- tUt church with the Rev. G. H. Sie- maas of Spencer in charge, Kev. G. It. McDowell assisting, Mrs. Hanifan is survived by her husband, Forrest Hanifj.n, manager of thu t'orcot City Produce company plant nd three sons. Darwiu and Forrest, •Jr., at hotr.e, and Thomas, a student in the K»iherville junior college, four outers and one brother. Luther League Elect* Officers for the coming year were tlt/ctcd Thursday night during the annual business meeting of the Luther League- as follows: first president to serve first six months, Clayton Koal- aoii; second prescient to serve second .six months. Mae Peters-ii; vice president, Lloyd Thomson; secretary. Hichard Anderson; and pianist, Arlette Skionune. A fun was born to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hage, Thursday evening, Dec. 13. The high school mixed chorus will give the cantata, 'The Manger Prince" some tune during the Christmas »ea- .011. u ta being directed by Miss Frances Dahl, music supervisor. Kev. Broyles of Aurora, Iowa, was the cundidating minister at the Baptist church Sunday. Mrs. Broyles accompanied him and they were enter- laiued at the C. H. Kesler home. Appt. Deputy Sheriff West Bend: Mr. and Mrsi. T. J. Mo- jUitv, vrfio was appoint^ de-put/ , moved his household goods to i,barg Tuesday. B. L. Roberts into Uie house vacated by Uio Mrs. Cliff Frane returned to Des Moines Sunday after spending several days here visiting Mrs. George Elbert. Betty Backus will leave Friday for Des Moines to spend the time untt after Christmas with her mother and sister. Lynore Olson, member of thr loca' faculty, will spend the Chrltsmas vacation with her parents in Ironwood Michigan. Edwai-d Zender, sophomore at 9t Ambrose college in Davenport will arrive home Friday to spend the Christmas vacation here. Mr. and Mrs. David Ward and their daughter, Jane, will visit with relatives in Omaha and Red Oak daring the Christmas vacation. Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Hull and children will leave Sunday for Ringgold county where they will visit with relatives until after Christmas. Josephine Murtagh, employed in Des Moines, will come Saturday and vlsi! her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Murtagh, until after Christmas. C. R. Sellstrom was expected back Thursday from the southern part oi the state where he had gone to sell corn fcr the Algonn Grain Company. Mrs. Nellie Van Allen and children Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cook and Lloyd Keith will spent Christmas Day wltn the Jimmle Allen family in Fort Dodge. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mcidtke wll I'-avc Sunday to visR with the former's parents until after Christmas. Mr. Meldtke Is the manager of the Al- ?.ona Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Larson leave Friday and will visit In Minneapolis and Spooner, Wisconsin, with their parents before returning some time after Christmas. D. T. Smith returned here Monday after being a patient in a hospital at Klrksville. Missouri, for the past several weeks. His health is greatly improved. Dorothy Whitney is expected home Saturday from Proctor, Minnesota, where she tenches. She will visit her parent^. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Whitney, for two weeks. Matt Lamuth will drive to Rochester Saturday after his daughter, Eleanor, who Is taking nurse's training In St. Mary's ho:pltal. Eleanor will have three weeks' vacation. E. R. Sellstrom will drive to St. Peter, Minnesota, Friday and return with his daughter. Dorothy, and Gertrude Nelson, who are students In the Gustavus Adolphus College. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hauberg will leave Sunday for Molinc and Davenport where they will visit their res-, pective parents. They arr «xpected back the following Wednefrlny. I Melzar Falkenhalner was ill ever th«, week end but is improved in henli:i, now. He was able to return to -,vn-k| Monday as manager of the Druss} .,'••• Mutual Insurance Company. Barbara and Mary Helen Hudson, dauRhter.s of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd E. Hudson, who moved from here recently to Fort Dodge, visited several of their friends here Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice McMahon and the former's mother, Mrs. 8. E. McMahon, spent Thursday and Friday In Des Moines where Maurice attended a convention of the county attorneys and sheriffs. Mrs. Lyda Robinson, mother of Mrs. Mel Roney of Irvington with whom she makes her home, suffered a broken arm recently and has since been in very poor health. She Is a sister of D. T. Smith. Mrs. Wayne Bradfield of Austin, Minnesota, arrived Wednesday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Benson. Her hufband will come here Saturday and the two will visit until after New Years. Mrs. wm. Guy of Colfax and father. D. R. Jones, also of Colfax were expected to arrive here today at the home of the former's daughter, Mrs. Andrew Johnson. They will visit here until after the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Oene Murtagh, Mrs Melzar Falkenhalner and two children, Diane and Tasker, spent Saturday and Sunday in Minneapolis and there haw the children's Christmas play staged by the University players. Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Holtzbauer of Santa Barbara, California, are expected to arrive in Algona next Sunday. They will visit with the fanner's mother, Mrs. Matt Holtzbauer and oth- tr relatives until after the holidays. George Regner of Swea City was in Algona Saturday looking after business mattera. Mrs. Regner was of the opinion that conditions for the farmers are considerably better than they have been and was optimistic about tile future. Mr. and Mrs. Ed DeZsllar and son, Ji ramie, plan to leave Sunday morning for Duluth, Minnesota, where they will visit with Mrs. DeZellar'i parents. Mr.;. DeZellar and son will visit several weeks but Mr. DeZellar will return atter New Years. Mr. und Mre. Tony Goeders of Ma- ain City are the parents of a baby girl born to them Thanksgiving day. Mr. and Mrs. Goeders have four boy.-; also. They formerly lived in Algona until la-st spring. Mr. Goeders Is an insurance talesman. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Seeley, Mrs. Torn Holme.-* and Mrs. James Moore spent Thursday in Rochester with Mrs. Mads Christiansen who U a patient in the Colonial hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Vic Johnson, Mr. und Mrs. Kenneth Hecl<-y und Jim Moore visited her on Sunday. Outer and 'Joseph Kelly, Jr., and Vtrnon Kohlhaas. students at Nor re Dame University, are expected here today (Thursday). They will be accompanied by Harold Streit, student ut Loyola. College in Chicago. The boys will visit at their respective homes until January 2nd. Torn Sherman, manager of the Al- liquor store, was In Port Dodge Wednesday of last week visiting with friends and looking after busineai matters. He paid a visit to the Fan Dodge liquor store and also visited with bts cousin, Granger Mitchell, editor of th« Fort Dodge Messenger. Mr. and Mrs, Harry Larson of Forest City, the latter a daughter of Mr. ar.d Mrs. C. V. Bpecht, will spend Uhrlbtaab day at the Specht home. Two other daughters of Mr. and Mr.i. Specht, Klble aud Mrs. A. C. Hoor- iiuuxaa and hu>baiid of Sprlugvllk, will spend the Christmas vacation Here. Tile Hoometaans will ulao 2PRE-HOLIDAY WEDDINGS BIND LHVERNE FOLKS One Couple Weds in Algona, Second at Fort Dodge In Week Frants-Wilson LuVerne: Miss Lois Frantz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Prantz, and Hollis Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Wilson, were married Friday afternoon at 4:30 In the Presbyterian parsonage at Algona, Rev. Carlson officiating. The bride wore a swagger suit of rough crepe. Following the marriage ceremony a 6:30 dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents. Only immediate relatives were present. JOolIlnson-Falth Miss Adell ColUnson and Marvls Faith were united In marriage Saturday afternoon at Port Dodge. Rev. A. O. Peterson officiating. At 6:00 a three course dinner was served by Mrs. Huber and Mrs. H. H. LIchty at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Worby. The evening was spent In dancing and play- Ing cards. Emil Meyer was called to Bufford- ville. Mo., last week by the death of his brother. Siegfried Meyer. Miss Clara Wedel came last week for a visit over the holidays with tier sister, Mrs. Albert Schneider and family. The Progressive club held a Christmas party at the home of Mrs. Fred Graham Friday afternoon. There were 12 ladles present. Mrs. Peter Sorensen suffered a broken hip last Monday when she fell at her home. She was taken to the hos- at Port Dodge. Mr. and Mrs. Verne Stone and twins of Mason City spent Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Peitzke and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stone. Mr. and Mrs. Pay Thompson and daughter, Marjory of Eagle Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Thompson, Gloria and Ronald of Lake City were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mis. Peter Thompson. Burt Grapplers Face Perry High Friday Burt will meet the second of the four major wrestling schools scheduled, this .season Thursday nij?ht. The Central, Iowa, school will present a formidable team. The. IIHVC turned out a number of "t<it<- winner" and thl* year's •for" pronMs^s to he nre °f the best. Bui' hns -von Its first three starts I hi' T-nun'. <'rff>:iM'i? Fugle Orove 26 !r> IS Orrnt Caiiso'Hnle'' 10 ti 13 and Air "f 34 'o 10. I.nt y«*nr UK" plac- '"' tenth 111 ri'o -t«rr 'rn."n»-""lt and hate wun the K-^suUi county title the past two years. The meet promises to be one of the calendar. The meet will start at 1:30 and the seating capacity Is limited, so best sporting events on the winter plan to come early. Reader Comment To the Editors: In last week's Issue of another Algona paper, we read on intcrstlng. but somewhat Inaccurate account of how 1935 We wish to thank our many patrons and wish them a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Peterson Studio Will F. Brown, Hgr. It came to happen that tar is being used on snow plows to make them scour. This article says that the discovery was made at the county sheds .. . etc., etc., by a workman stumbling against a plow and spilling tar on the plow, and that the plow was then used before the tar could be taken off, and It was discovered «hat *WUe snow scoured off the tarred share it stuck to the bright ride. As a matter of record, this discovery was first introduced to Mr. Lee, de- foreman, by a representative of ft Dodge snow plow company to the state highway commission, Matt tried on the state highway plows with great success. The plan was I adopted by the county highway partment, also with success. There is nothing of vital importaaoe concerned in this correction, uujMt that the state highway plows were tt* first ones in this section to use th* tar in that form. Respectfully, W. B. Bell, Algona. 3IEZ3W Merry Christmas to You and You and You Tlio management of the Graham Store takes this opportunity to thank its many friends and customers for another suc- cessful year in Algona, and to wish them the joys and happiness of good health and prosperity during the coming year. The Graham Store 4 * Hi-Ho Everybody! Santa Speaking All children calling at the Norton Lumber Yard Saturday, Dec. 22, from 2 o'clock on will be given a treat. Be our guest at this Christmas party. F. S. Norton & Son ALGONA, IOWA Dishes Dishes Beautiful glassware—colorful tint—clever pattern. Get a whole set absolutely free with your gas purchases. FREE DAYS — Sat., Dec. 22 and Wed., Dec. 26 Watch for Future Free Days SPECIAL 5 **• can °* 100 /'° bane oil, only Algona Independent Service Station East Diagonal St. Algoaa, Iowa. WMWUVWWtfUWWUWWWWVWWVftr^^

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