* The Upper Des Moines-fiepnblicafl, December 17, tfmttHBMUM«l*li)Mkl Algona Hi Lights Wesley News Items vot. t ALGONA, IOWA, DECEMBER 17, 1930 NO. •It takes Interested readers as well as Ulcnted writers to make a rood paper." FIRST XMAS AND THIS XMAS. A long, long time ago Joseph and Mary entered the little town of Bethlehem. They were poor people, and finding the inn full, they took refuge in a humble stable. That night rich and poor alike were blessed by the coming of a new light Into the little stable. There were no electric lights and none were neded. There was no cotn- fortnble room, warm fire, or beautiful Christmas tree; only the humble adoration of the shepherds and the rich rffi'iii'gs of the wise men. llilf Christmas will greet most of us wlih « lighted tree, mystetiou-j pack- ngPs, a warm home, a Chris 1 - .vis din- r.tr end all the blessings of today. Think! Of course we can't expect to walk to the nearest stable and find a babe in the manger, but we will have little difficulty in finding a family that needs our help. "It is more blessed to give than to receive," so let us make this Christmas in keeping with the first. —Margaret Vigars. We who have a warm home, food, and plenty of clothing do hot realize how fortunate we are that we may show our thankfulness. Miss Coate has suggested that all pupils who have money they can spare or cannot use put It in the contribution box. The money will then be. used by Miss Bonn- setter to make poor famlles happy this Christmas. WISECRACKS. The brain is a wonderful organ, starts working as soon as we wake in the morning and never stops until we get to school. , Bill Hilton—"Say Jack, the teacher asked me to find the greatest common divisor." Jack H.—"Great heavens, is tha thing BJtiU lost? The teacher had m hunting for it when I was in high school." Storekeeper—"This ten cent piece doesn't ring good." Johnny Batt^-"Whnt do you want for a dime, a set of chimes?" "Maurice, why do you spell 'Bank with a large "B.". " Maurice Rahm— "Because my father said a bank is no good unless it has a large capital." Mr. Ward—"Where did most of the rocks in Iowa come from?" Derwood M.—"The glacier brought them.' Mr. Ward—"Where is the glacier?" Derwood—"Gone back after some more rocks." Mr. Newville—"You can't stop here." Art M.—(Whose car had stalled at the street Intersection), "You don't know this car." Miss Coate—"Bob, how old are you?" Bob Spencer—"Fourteen." Misn Coate—"When will you be fifteen?" Bob—"My next birthday." • In the tenth history class Arba Dee Long was asked to give a summary of the Davis topic on the "Attack of the Romans by the Gauls." She said, Explosion at High School. Friday, about two minutes after Tom Stevenson left the boiler room, one o the toilers burst. A loud boom wa heard and in a few seconds windows were broken, doors torn open, ashes were thrown all over, a hole was mad in the celling and a shattered boiler lay In the comer of the room. Thi whole building,felt the shock and th< teachers were badly frightened. I anyone had been in the room at the time of the explosion he would probably have been seriously injured. As a result the basket ban boys will have to take cold showers for a while. Monday morning the girls were seen huddled n their seats In the assembly trying to keep warm but by noon the building was quite warm. CORRIDOR CLIPPINGS. Harold Felter, our versatile Irving- on student, was given an extra duty f making a Christmas tree standard or illegal chewing of gum In class. Bernard Yoeman has completed his walnut chest which is ready for Santa Clcus to deliver at Christmas, The first year students had to stop drawing one day this week to take care of the extra work for Christmas equipment for other departments of our city schools. Miss Ronaud's home economics classes are going to make Christmas candy next week. WHAT XMAS MEANS TO ME. When you're tired and cross, if som one mentions Christmas, do you sit u- straight, strain your ears, and open your eyes wider? I do, because It re minds me of a tree an decorated fa- crystal and gold. I think of the funny bulky mysterious packages that fath er smuggles In. When I meet him in the hall, the sheepish grin he gives m Is like being caught at the jam shel in the pantry. Christmas cookies al plcy and fragrant are hidden here and there, lest we let temptation rule us and rob the cookie Jar. Don't you love the Joy of giving gifts to those who are not as fortunate as we; telling the little children of that Irst Christmas when Christ was a wet >abe as they once were; then, trudging -.cme at night underneath a starry ky the snow glistening with dia- nonds? You look up with reverence knowing in your heart that God is here to love and protect you. —Helen Goeders. SPORTS. Mr. Bonham divided the basket ball men into three squads last week. The unlor high boys practice from four four-thirty p. m., the "A" fquad rom four-thirty to six-thirty and the B" squad, which has had less exper- ence at the game, from six-thirty to ight-thirty. The squads may be chanc- d from time to time during the year. Inquiring- Reporter. The Inquiring reporter asked the would appreciate it if some one would donate some animals or plants for the aquarium. Mr. Johnson's pupils in physics have been taking some standardized tests. The tests were sent to Iowa City to be scored. The state board of education is trying to develop a kind of test which will be suitable for all the schools of Iowa. Ruth Schmlel has been absent from school with the chicken pox. There have been several cases of pink eye wliich have also kept pupils from at- t?nding school. Miss Krampe's English classes are reading Irving's Sketch Book. The pupils are very much interested in the hrlstmas stories which tell about the old English customs. Miss Messenger's tenth English classes are reading the well known play, Julius Caesar" by Shakespeare. The debate people are working hard under the direction of Miss Plaehn. A ractice debate was held Tuesday with 'ort Dodge there. Miss Plaehn is al- D expecting a debate with Humboldt t Algona the last of the week. "No one was disturbed until the geese ; -cackling and woke up the king." Girls' Practice Basketball. On Monday, December 15, the first practice for girls' basket ball will be held. Practices on Mondays and Fridays will be held for several weeks. Then teams will be chosen and the tournament held. We hope that a number of girls will enroll for the practices. The Teachers' Party. On December 17,' the teachers had one of their monthly parties. Miss Messenger was chairman of the committee in charge. They had a roast chicken dinner after which a program of Christmas music was given. Baskets were filled and turned over to Miw) Bonnstettt-r who will distribute them among the needy. Volley Ball Tournament. On Monday, December 8, the lirat game of the girls' volley ball tournament was played. With Erma Dee Phillips and Esther Nelson us captains, teams were chosen and called numbers one and two respectively. Esther's team won the first game. Grade News. The seventh and eighth grades are Ivlng a Christmas program. Miss j Coon's room will give a play called "Aunt Sabring." Three eighth grade girls will give a folk dance. Shirley Ellsworth and Edith Roeder will do the Doll dance. The seventh grade is making projects on Miles Standish. They gave a program for Miss Wilson's normal training class. Miss Wallace's room is beautifully decorated with Christmas decorations. The children at the Congregational church are giving a Christmas program for their mothers on Wednesday afternoon. The kiddies of the Baptist church are working hard on their parts for the operetta which is to be held on Wednesday. The teachers at the Baptist church are getting the Christmas tree ready. Two ol the young pupils at, the Baptist church arc out of school with the .scarlet fevfr. The children of the different room., at Third Ward have decorated their rooms very prettily for Christmas. Correction. Tlie reporters regret having made the error of overlooking Margaret VI- gar'i. name on this six weeks' honor Dick Norton, freshman, "I would change the idea of planting shrubbery on the upper lips of the upper class men because It tickles the girls." Valeria Picket, freshman, "I would change the program of the school to save other girls from the punishmen of making pajamas -in home economics because it would save them a lot o: fretting and worrying." Emory Grosenbach, sophomore, would change my seat in school so that I could see Miss Coate withoul cramming my neck clear out in the aisle in order to see around the person sitting In front of me." Virginia Good, sophomore, "I would change my looks because I'm homely.' Mary Hutchins, Junior, "I would change the color of my hah 1 because I do not like straw color." Lyle Raney, Junior, "I would change my looks, so that I would be good looking because I am so homely. Helen Batt, senior, "I would change lard times to good times because I ;hink I get the worst end of the deal." John Simpson, senior, "I -vould change my seat in physics class." Christmas Book. Instead of the usual Mother's day booklet this year it has been decided that a kiddies' booklet, containing children's Christmas stories and poems will be written by the pupils. Tha "Joy Book'' as it has been named, is about six by eight inches in size and contains twenty pages. Along with the stories and poems are eight linoleum cuts made by the students. Every class in high school including the eighth grade is represented. The English teachers are very much pleased with the quality of the work turned in by the students. Declam. There are good prospects for declam work this year. A number of new selections have been ordered, and pieces will be decided upon in the near future. There was a good turn out for the dramatic and humorous classes, but only a few persons seem interested in the oratorical. "Extemporaneous speaking will also take place after the Christmas vacation. Debate. The eight victors of the debate tryouts are very enthusiastic over the first debates of the season. The first is with Fort Dodge Tuesday and the second with Humboldt Thursday. Both are non-decisive. The teams are planning to excel last year's record and show the surrounding towns just how hard Algona can fight. Church Meetings Held at Good Hope. (Crowded out last w;i:k.) Good Hope, December I 1 . Special: The meeting on last Sunday afternoon at Good Hope church brought U) a close a series which began on Thurs- Superintendent W. H. Lease on the following Sunday morning were very helpful. The message of the Bpeak- fir \vii;> characterized by a quiet spiritual tone of high value to the hearers. As the meetings progressed there developed an interest and spiritual in- tfiisity wliich deslpto several nights of u o.-;t difficult and disagreeable driving and weather conditions drew Inday evening, November '21, and wliich , creasing numbers to hear the gospel continued every night and each Bun- UIC.SKUKO.S and participate in the soul day with the exception ol Huttirduy ' " " " night, November 28. Tin; Unit two meetings were addressed by Ucv. O. U. Mitchell of Armstrong, former flood Ifopo paiilor. These services wcru preliminary lo the comlni; of Dwlrirt melodies of the congregational .singing. The messages of IJr. Lease I were kindly but positive in their character, a two-edged sword rightly dlvld- ing the word of truth. They brought 1 we |)nilVf-;;,ing Chrlstlatw to rigid ex- MEETINGS To the happiness of lililn children, Ihc, p grownups, and in I lie roiileiiiiiH-iit and peace of old folks do we dedicate this .space on this (/hi-int- inas-tido. Botsford Lumber Co. M. J. Pool, Manager. ^xxf&yiXKff^^ nmlnatlons of our own lives and to a yearning toward the attainment of higher Ideals. To all it brought the realization that the Christian life cannot be a compromise. One Is either for It or against It. The spiritual and moral tone of the community has been permanently raised by these meetings which we would have been glad to see continue for another week at least. The line spirit of cooperation of the people of the community has been outstanding. Wo are under especial obligation to the younK people who put their own social rmd recreational plans In the background and iwulsted valiantly and faithfully In the services of song, Deal 'Em bridge club Tuesday of this week. Frank Klaas left Wednesday for Marshalltown for an extended visit with relatives and friends thfe winter. Mr. and Mrs. Max Studer of Manly were here last week to attend the funeral of her uncle, Peter Thisspn at Algona. Mrs. Arlo Dawson and Mrs. W. W. Sturdlvant wffl be hosiessf* at the Dawson home to the Ladles' Aid on Wednesday. Miss Anna Flom, who has been attending the Bible School at Minneapolis, is expected home Thursday for a two weeks' Christmas vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Julius Kunz were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams at Algona last Thursday evening for seven o'clock dinner. Ray Black was taken to the Mercy hospital in Mason City the first of ast week where he submitted" to an operation for the removal of an abcess on his neck. The St. Joseph parochial school will close Friday for its usual two- weete of Thristmas vacation. The six Sisters of St. Francis in charge will remain here or the holidays. The Methodist adult Sunday School lass met last week Tuesday evening- t the home of Mrs. H". L. Rue instead of Mrs. Raymond Hanson as was reported formerly. Miss Margaret Flom and Miss Helen 'nnnemark will arrive here Thursday rom St Olaf College st NorttifieloT, Minnesota, to spend the holidays at heir respective homes. Miss Laura Hanson is expected home rom Des Molnes Saturday for s week's acatlon with her mother, Mrs. N. E. ianson. Laura is employed' in the- ilephone exchange In tile- capital ty. . Mrs. Bertha Skow of Ernmetsburg spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Peter Skow. She expects- to leave- next week for Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, to visit her father, George Bowers; who has been ill of late. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence- Ward'return- Mrs. Ihno A. Oerdes entertained the | club was organized early this fall and ed home from Rochester, Friday and" remained until Monday morning when they again returned enabling Mr. Ward 1 to be present in the afternoon for another medical examination. The Des Moines Sunday Register carried a picture and story of the new Methodist church building at Buffalo- Center which was dedicated Sunday. Rev. A. A. Howe, one time minister here, is at present the pastor of the new church there. Mrs. John Amesbury, chairman of ;he Red Cross membership drive in Wesley, reports the sum of nearly $38 collected In for memberships and donations during the recent drive here. Vtrs. Charles Murphy very ably assisted Mrs. Amesbury. Prof. Marion Paulson, teacher in the Jile school in Minneapolis, will return lere Monday to spend the next two- weeks at the home of Mrs. Peter SRow. Mrs. Paulson arrived here two weeks ago to care for her mother, who at this writing is much improved. Mr. and Mrs. Emil Wester and Alan .ccompanied by Karl Erick Klilsholm, r ohn Brandt, Ramus Wester and Eleanor Strieker of Irvington, drove to ''ort Dodge Saturday to spend the- day visiting at the Westergaard home nd doing Christmas shopping. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Monson left on Mday morning for Iowa City where VIr. Monson was to enter a hospital. He has been ailing the past few months and it Is thought his Illness is f a serious nature which called for mmedlate expert medical attention. Herbert Studer of Excelsior, Mlnre- ota, spent a part of Monday at the ome of his grand parents, Mr. and itrs. Nathan Studer. He is enroute to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he will be mployed either doing road grading ork or will be employed by an oil\ ompany. Mr. and Mrs. Carl SyVerson and amily of Armstrong moved to Wesley rom their home in Armstrong the itter part of last week and have rent- 3d the Albert Monson home, expecting locate here where he will operate he blacksmith shop formerly owned y C. E. Robison. Practice for the Christmas tree programs for both the Methodist and longregational churches has been be- un. The tree and program at the Methodist church will be held Christmas eve, and the following night, the ongregational church will hold their ree and program. Mrs. Charles Murphy entertained her bridge club Thursday afternoon. This was without a name until this meeting when tfie name "Deal T!m" was decided upon. Mrs. Btftley held high score. Ivyl Marie Kum and Patricia Miller were guests of the club. Wayne Halbemeier and Kenneth Glazer of Sublet, Illinois, spent from Thursday until Tuesday at, the home of Mr. Halbemeier's aunt, Mrs. Catherine Hildman. Tuesday the boys drove to Spencer where they expected to remain a few days visiting an uncle and other relatives of Mr. Glazer. Roy Sherman entered one of the hospitals at Algona Tuesday and submitted to ah operation for hernia He Is making a rapid recovery and will be home shortly. Mrs. Sherman's sister, Mrs. James Gibson and son, Danny of Bancroft, have been staying at the Sherman home during the absence of Roy. Mrs. Anthony HUdman and two children of Whittemore spent from Friday until this week at the home of her parents, Charles Downs. Another daughter, Mrs. Julius Seller of St. Benedict, spent the greatr share of the past week at home helping care for her mother who has been suffering 'ram rheumatism. J. B. Mteehe and three daughters, Dorothy, Agnes and Ruth, drove to Webster City Thursday where they attended: the funeral of Mrs. Pat Mahoney, wfto died following a year's siege of serious throat trouble. Mr. Mahoney Is a brother of the late Mrs. Muehe, and Is proprietor of a grocery storr at Webster City. Public school wffl close here Friday for a- two weeks' vacation. Teachers from out of town expect to leave for their respective homes that evening or the next morning. Miss Reimer, principal, win spend fter vacation at Edgewood; Miss Conrad at Wayland; Prof. Edwin Klooz at Sumner; Miss Margaret McConneH to Mediapolls; Miss Shirley Lewis to Kanawha and Miss Esther Beck to Beffevne. Miss Shirley Lewis, a grade teacher here, was caHerf to her home at Kanawha Wednesday owing to the serious illness of her mother who has been very ffl with pernicious anemia. She was taken to the Lutheran hospital at Hampton where she stfll remains for the best of medical care. Miss Lewis returned' Friday morning to conduct her class wort, leaving again that evening to bfe with her mother. Election of officers was held at the regular meeting of the Royal Neighbor odge Wednesday night. The follow- ng ladies were elected: President, Mrs. John Ormsby; vice oracle, Mrs. Willam Hendersonr past oracle, Mrs. W. W. Sturdivant; chancellor, Mrs. Bertha Eooft; recorder, Mrs. Olive Erdman; receiver, Mrs. Louise Murphy; mashall, Mrs. H. J. Braley; new managers, Mrs. Ernest Hutchlnson and Mrs. Ann M. Kunz; Inner sentinel, Mrs. Alfred Nelson; outer sentinel, Mrs; Robert Welter; musiplan, Mrs. Fred Looft. installation of officers will take place the early part of January. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Murphy entertained at four tables of bridge Sunday evening at which Henry Haverly won first prize for the men and Mrs. Fred Looft won high prize for the women. After a delightful evening spent to playing cards, Mrs. Murphy served a delicious repast. The guests of the evening included Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Haverly, Mr. and Mrs. Haverly, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Studer, Mr. and Mrs. Alf Studer, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Looft, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Looft, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Loebig and Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Swanson. , The American Legion Auxiliary held their regular meeting Thursday night and tied two comforters which were sent out the following day to the supply shelf at department headquaqrters at Des Molnes. The Auxiliary has made and sent out five quilts which are to be used by disabled soldiers or by needy families, in the state. The quilts have been made up of the nine patch pattern which has been donated by the Auxiliary members and a large number of their friends. A card party is planned for Tuesday evening, December 30, which will be held In the Woodmen hall. Bridge and five hundred will be played and a charge of twenty-five cents will be made for ea.Qh/. player. WWWWiftfW*fVU\fW'<W^ r i Last Minute €H1 J at Christmas Tide No token to an absentSfriend beareonore oMh'etreall ! spirit of Christmas ; >tliBn a gift oft flowers;'. Thru the Florists' Telegraph Delivery servicey.wee can send flowers for you anywhere ; in America; If i' you place your order today your gift can be delivered tomorrow.. Through the- service which we- provide you, your;'day before Christmas worries" will vanish. We also carry a'full isnpply of ^Christmas flowers,;, plants, and floral novelties for'delivery in Algona.' and vicinity.. Whether you wish'.t& beautify, your.- home for the holiday.or solve.-the-gift problem,..wet- are at your service^-. Algona Greenhouses Phone 305 Algona^ Iowa;. vvwvwvwwvwvwwwvvwwYWifwrf range 31, west of the-fifth p.^rn., excluding the right of way of the Milwaukee railroad. It is thought that Mr. Knowles is the-bank receiver who lived In Algona a. ; year or so ago while in charge of some of' the banks in -towns around Algeria. The Elk Cleaners Cor, Dodge and Call Streets, Algona Phone 330 for Quick Service- Algonay .Iowa.: Party Palo Alto Half Section Sold for $2350. In the sale of the assets of t}>e. Whittemore State Bank which wej;e. sold on November 26, a farm in £»lo. Alto county was sold to E. F. Knowles for the* sum of $2,350. The sale, was made subject "to an encumbrajjpo of $30,000. Possession of the farm, la to be given March 1. The farm, fe the, south half of section two, towjjdhig. 85, north of Grant Juniors to Give Annual Play, Bwoa City Herald: Grunt township, "Mary Gold" cast by the Junior cluss of the Grant towntihlp high school will be presented on Thursday and Friday nljihtH of next week, December IB and 19, having been postponed from this week. Tlio udrnlKslon prices ure 25 centu for children and 36 cents for adults. Reserved (seat« will be on Hale. The play has been cast as follows: Jedrollah Duvls, Hernurd Puyno; Starr Bradley, Lawrence M«yne; Undo Ed, Dunlup, Leslie Mino; Ernest Clurk, Volnoy Comer; Props. Dale Ulair; Mary Brown, Erma Farrow; An- nubello Evitrw, Ixiona Patterson; Florence; Jordan, Thelma Priest. Burt Boy is Now a Lieutenant, Monitor: Luther Fairbanks, Burt boy, who 1« In the United States anr.y ulr Ht-rvlcc ut Kelly Field, Ban Antonio, Toxua, hus boon commissioned a Kccond lieutenant. Luther plans on visiting hl» parents, Mr. and Mrs. Q. U. Fairbanks, during the holiday sea- Don. we/aHth \e A VIRGIN DIAMOND, never before worn or Individually-owned, increasing in value through the years—is on incomparable gift, Of established quality, of guaranteed color and brilliance, in mountings of distinctive craftsmanship, Certified VIRGIN DIAMONDS can bo secured in a wide range of standard prices. will be held as usual this yean'Qiu the afternoon of' December 24th;. We invite alii children under -12: years of age to, eome and enjoy a treat. There will be something'; for all of them.—eandies, nuts, balloons and otfrer treats, and; at good time will be.-enjoyed by aj£ Our anmitfl party has pi/oven quite a happy and success^ affair in the past, and we want o-wr fifth annual i»M)e to be the best of all. We shall enjoy it as Huwfe as any of yo\t, but we'll enjoy it more if' you %e«j-here. ^ OUR CHRISTMAS WISH— It's a sweet privilege to say To a good friend on Christmas day: Here's luck to you, and my Old Santa Call—but never "raise the ante." .1.i.:.:.:«:.:.:.i.:.>.-.T.I.I.i.••> Authorized V;;sj!n Diamond Dealer F. W. Wehler & Co. Jewelers & Optometrists. % A i n •/"•* i k. f *•*• u - s - Pat - o(f VI KG IN DIAMONDS Iowa Coal Per Ton We will have a car of Iowa's Best Coal that will be on track December 22nd. Place your orders now as it will all be sold off from the car, Botsford Lumber Co* M. J, Pool, Mgr, Phone 256 or 378.
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