The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 24, 1930 · Page 8
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r**- iHfWM The ttpper flea Moiflas-Sepublkan, Ddddffibef 31,1980 C H, Wtiftti, Si-.. Write* from North Dakota O. B. Wunn, ST., of Cogswell, North .Dakt*a, A former resident of Kossuth county, Us itensltttag for the tfpper EN» Moines-ftepublican for another year, says: "We are having hard times here. The summer WAS so dry In localities that corn did not ear, other crops were poor and prices are still fcorse. We had a bad freeze October 1 and 18, and many farmers lost hundreds of bushels of potatoes. On Nov- Cinber 17, we had the worst wind and Meet storm I have ever seen and we were shut in from the outside world. Telephone, telegraph and high lines were down and thousads of dollars damage was done. The Ice was from one to two inches thick and broke down trees and fences. The storm reminded me of the tornado that passed north of Algona In 1894, during the Kossuth county fair." Popular Sexton Lady Suffered Accident. Mrs. John Harris, who was appointed acting postmaster at Sexton and Who had Intended to take over the office on January first had the mis- ,, . ., fortune to fall and fracture her hip. i other relatives. She is now at the hospital. Wesley "News Iteths Mrs. John Ormsby spent Saturday and Sunday ta Ftorest City at the home of h«r mother, Mrs. Sarah McOrodden. Prank Zack of Hammond, Indiana, arrived here Christmas morning for a week's visit at the home of P. C. Haynes. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Looft entertained Ht four tables of bridge Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. George Aldrlch won high favors The pupils of St. Joseph's parochial school presented a program on Friday n honor of Father George F. Wessllng and their parents. Mr. and Mrs. George Schlmmel of Jlue Earth spent a few days during Christmas at the home of their daugh- er, Mrs. George Ward. Ray Wlngert, who has been visiting Us sister, Mrs. Franzen In northern Wisconsin, has returned home and will remain with his parents for an ex- ended visit. Henry Goetz, who works in a garage t Sidney, Nebraska, came home on Wednesday to spend a few days with is mother, Mrs. Mary Goetz, and LEDYABD NEWS. Joe Malecek, who Is employed and lives near Valpraiso, Nebraska, arrived i home Wednesday for a visit during the holidays with his parents, the Anton Moleceks. Roy Sherman returned home from the hospital at Algona a day or two School opened Monday after a week| bef ° re Christmas and is reported to be - ' getting along very nicely following his of vacation for Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Asa Warner were shoppers at Algona one day last week. I operation for hernia. Dorothy Hauptmann, who is em- J. B. Worden of Algona spent Fri- j P Io y ed ^stenographer afc _'5 har1 ^ C1 * y day here visiting at the Ed. Campbell "" "" *~~ "* J "'""" home. home Wednesday and spent until Friday at the home of her parents, where Mrs. Kouba will spend a week during New Years visiting in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Mel void. The Study club held its regular meet, ing and annual Christmas party at the home of Mrs. John Amesbury this year. An interesting program was en- Joyed and a delicious lunch was served by the hostess. The Study club sold $17.15 worth of health seals in then- campaign. The Lew Henderson Players, dramatic stock company, held their open- Ing night Sunday evening at the Kleinpeter hall. They expect to spend this week at Wesley, where they will present comedies, funny farces and drama. They also feature new style dancing and vaudeville acts. The Misses Audra and Irma Dee Benton arrived home Friday night for a few days' visit at their parental home. Irma Dee, who Is a nurse at Mlneapolis, returned Sunday night to resume her duties and Audra, who represents a cosmetic company, remained -for a longer visit. Miss Leila Wester came up from Ames Wednesday to spend the Chrtst- nas holidays with her parents. Leila has been employed by the American Country Life Association at Ames for the past several years and will remain at home for two or three months to enjoy a leave of absence from office duties. Linus Elsenbacher is spending his two weeks' vacation with his parents, Ms. and Mrs. Ignatz Elsenbacher. Linus, who attended college at Milwaukee last year is attending Trinity College at Sioux City this year in preparation of his contemplated priesthood. He will return to Sioux City next week "Elvln Carpenter of cedar Rapids I the Edwftrd Hauptmanns. Monday, spent the holidays here visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Emll Wester pleasant- E. M. Olson received word this past his parents. , ly entertained their evening bridge week announcing the death of his cou- The Game of Life There's a game much in fashion, I think It's called eucher, (1 have played it for pleasure, not for lucre.) In which, when the cards are in certain conditions. The players appear to have changed their position*, And one of them cries, In a confident tone,— "1 think I may venture to go it alone!" While Watching the game, 'tis a whim of the bard's A moral to draw from the skirmish of cards. And to fancy he sees in the trivial strife Some excellent hints for the battle of life; Where, whether the prize be a ribbon or throne. The winner is he who can "go it alone!" When great Galileo proclaimed that the world In a regular orbit was ceaselessly whirled. And got not a convert for all of his pains. But only derision and prison and chains, — "It moves for all that!" was his answering tone: For he knew, like the earth, he could "go It alone." When Kepler, with intellect piercing afar. Discovered the laws of each planet and star. And doctors, who ought to have lauded his name. Derided his learning and blackened his fame, "I can wait," he replied, "till the truth you shall own." For he felt In his heart he could "go it alone." Alas for the player who idly depends, In the struggle of life, upon government, kindred and friends, Whatever the value of blessings like these, They can never atone for inglorious ease; Nor comforif, tihe coward, who finds, with a groan, That his crutches have left him to "go it alone." There's something, no doubt, In the hand you may hold; Health, family, culture, wit, beauty, and gold, The fortunate owner may fairly regard As, each In its way a most excellent card; Yet the game may be lost with all these for your own, Unless you've the courage to "go It alone." In battle or business, whatever the game, In law or In love, ijt is ever the same; In the struggle for power, or the scramble for pelf, Let this be your motto, "Rely on yourself." For, whether the prize be a ribbon or throne, The victor Is he who can "go It alone." —C. E. OWEN, Plum Creek. Fenton News Items Forwards Fatty — The Penton Forwards held their annual Christmas party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Johnson MM! son of Radcliffe arrived here Batuf- day, December 27, for a Wslt with thM? Mlss Elsie Blackwenn last Wednesday I daughter, Mrs. O. D. Belken and faffi* evening. Elsie Blackwenn and Marlys Jewsen were on the entertainment a defective chimney in the attic Mrs. Ed. Halverson and children club Monday evening. Several rounds sin, Mrs. Ed. Melch of Mason City, and before the house Is again made spent the week end at Frost visiting of bridge were played followed by a Funeral services were held Saturday livable will require a whole new roof her mother ' delicious lunch served by the hostess, morning at nine o'clock at Mason City. new floors, plastering and many other Mr. and Mrs. Asa Warner spent rence of Goodell, and her brother, from Christmas until Sunday visiting Mark Smith and family of Harcourt. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Murphy ac- wlth relatives at Fenton. Mlss ^^ sherman of Chicago, 15° m P a ? led b Y, . her . sls ' el \ Mrs. Ralph Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Campbell and Miss Mae Sherman and Miss Irene children of Seneca spent Sunday at Sherman of St. Paul spent from Wed- to W mi am <. rhri<:tm!i<: dnv t/% HP nr» the C. O. Engelby home here. nes day until Monday at the home of £ n tat ^affinSffi whidi was Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson and their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Sher- held at ttie ho ^ O f Andrew Hames sons spent Christmas with their son, man. '—Milton, and wife at Sioux City. in East I mighty lucky to escape as nicely as they did. Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Engelby and Mrs. Mrs. C. E. Campbell were shoppers at Fairmont one day last week. * Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson spent several days last week at Chicago at. tending the wedding of her brother. Tho faculty was entertained at a Cliristmas dinner at the home of Mr. Lauritzen a week ago Tuesday even- Ing. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Welfare and Mr. and Mrs. William. Welfare of East Chain spent Tuesday evening here visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Carpenter were at Fairmont one day last week. Mrs. Carpenter went through the clinic at the Park hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johns of Newton and Miss Ida Jenks of Nevada Charles Downs helped Santa Claus sent for the reunion. to Broadcast Football Game. _. , . „ , „,_ , Tom Sherman tells us that his There were forty-five kith and kin pre- brother-in-law, Cleve Lantry of Spokane, Washhiffton, a former well out in. making a boy happy at Lako- Mr and j^, Henry Gerdes drove known Algona boy, will assist in broad- . , ta during Christmas in that he sold to Hampton Wednesday to spend a casting the Tournament of Roses a fine Shetland pony to John Ites, few davs ^^ her parents Mr and football game which will take place on ' which was presented to his nine year Mrs Everett Snyder. Before their re- New Year's day In the Rose Bowl in old son - turn home they expected to spend Pasadena, California. The game is Homer Lawson left for Des Moines some time at the John Gerdes home between two undefeated teams, Alato spend the holidays with his three at Corydon for a visit wtih their fam- "ama and Washington State College. sons" Robert, Russell and Richard, Uy and Grandpa Gerdes who makes has been announcing over , , who attend school at Milwaukee the his home with John during the win- the National Broadcasting system for • • Four C.'s at Des Moines and at Ames, | ter months, respectively. mother, Mrs. Blanche Jenks. The third annual alumni meeting was held at the Methodist church' basement Saturday evening. About twenty-five alumni were present. Mr. Lauritzen took the boys' basket ball team to Orange township near Waterloo Saturday. This is the school in which Mr. Lauritzen taught last year. Frelnds here of Miss Helen Peterson were surprised last week to learn of her secret marriage on June 2 to Kenneth Stephenson of Fenton. After the close of the school year they will make their home at Fenton. some time and it will be a pleasure for . Algona folks to listen to his voice. The i ,* j! f ,u ., Ju us ' £ ullus Kunz ' eame will start about three o'clock Mrs. William Henderson and James reports distributing three hundred six- j central standard time drove to Humboldt Friday to spend ty-flve bags of candy, nuts, apples and the day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. oranges to children who gathered at Charles Pavlk. James remained until I his office Christmas day at three Sunday for a further visit with his grandparents. Miss Marie Harris, teacher" of the Herman Carlson school and Miss Kathryn Hauptly, who teaches In one of the schools southeast of town, held and exchange Rev. A. F. Bcese and F. G. Nitz were at Minneapolis a few days last week. Harley Clark of the Buffalo Center neighborhood was a visitor here last Thursday. Mrs. Agnes Hakln and daughter, Elizabeth, expect to spend this week with relatives at. Sibley. Mrs. Wm. Aaklerks visited a short time last week at the homo of her daughter, Mrs. Leo Edwards at Garner. TM.'hy Beemer was on the sick list several days lust week, but is able to be out again. Bobby decided Uiat Chri.stmas time was a poor time for little boys to be sick. Miss Esther Rosenau arrived home the latter part of the week from Stran, where she teaches school, to spend the holidays at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Rosenau. II. A. Moe left Saturday fi.r Spokane, Washington, to spend Cliristmas with his family, who are at the home of of gifts Friday. Miss Esther Burke returned to Rochester Sunday night after a few days' vacation spent in the Julius Kunz home. Esther holds a very responsible position in the bacteriology department at the Mayo clinic . The six Sisters of St. Francis, instructors in the St. Joseph parochial school, were entertained at St. Benedict Saturday where they were guests of the five Sisters who have the parochial school in charge there. Casper Wolf arrived home the first of the week from Mahnomen, Minnesota, to spend a week or longer with lis parents, the F. M. Wolfs. "Cap" s employed as a herder on one of the large stock farms near Mahnomen. John Kerrins drove Pleasanton the middle of last week and returned here Wednesday evening with his three children, Kendrick, John Bissell, and Diantha, to spend Christmas at the home of Grandma and Grandpa Kerrins. Mrs. R. W. Hayward of Chicago is here spending a few days during the holidays with her sister, Mrs. W. Garman. W. D. Kearns, father of the two ladies, of Burt, also spent Christmas day at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Garman. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Monson returned home from Iowa City where he submitted to a medical examination. HP is reported to be about the same. They visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Nichols at Morning Sun before their return. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Downs and son of Titonka, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Hildman and two daughters of Whittemore and Mr. and Mrs. Julius Seiler of St. Benedict spent Christinas day at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mi 1 :;. Charles Downs. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fritz and family '.-S. Moe's sister, who has b-i.'n ser- ol Titonka were guests at the home iously ill, but seems to be improving of her mother. Mrs. N. E. Hanson on £ome ' I Christinas day. Liuira Hanson, who | has bi-011 home the past week, returned to her duties at the telephone Mrs. Addio Seymour of Algonu was here Friday and drove to Mason City to take a train for California, where she will spend Christmas with her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Johnson and family. exchange at DCS Moines Sunday. "Hilda Keirins returned to her duties at LaPerr, Michigan, Sunday night. | She expected to visit a few days In Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Wolcott and' Graucl Ha P ids . Michigan, before re- luerhter. Maxine. stoned hm-P !i Rlinvf Purling for work. Beverly, who also daughter, Maxine, stopped here a short time Friday on their v-ny from their home at Mankato, to Algnoa where they went to visit at the home of their son, Edwin, and family. Mr, and Mrs. Wm. Aaklerks received word that their daughter, Henrietta, who teaches school at Dubuque, has been 111 the past week suffering from came home Thursday morning, will remain for another week's visit. o'clock for their annual treat. This is the largest number of bags required for distribution on any Christmas day during "Jul's" many years of generous giving to the children of this community. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tomlin drove to New Sharon Tuesday where they spent Christmas with her relatives. They expect to be gone until .after New Year's day. One day last week they drove to Everly on business, and report Mr. and Mrs. George Benner as being well and are having under construction at this time a fine new bungalow. George is in the telephone business there. Clarence Haverly has been home the past two weeks recuperating from injuries received in an auto accident in which he suffered the night before Thanksgiving day. He was scratching off the frozen windshield of his car when he lost control of the auto which took to the ditch. Clarence suffered two cracked places in his pelvic bone. He expects to return to Waukon to continue his work as cow tester as soon as he is able. A birthday party honoring Mildred Funnemark, Fedelia Skow, Harold Skovv, Marion Paulson, and Anna Flom was held at the Olaf Funnemark home Sunday evening. The immediate family of each honored guest and Herbert Johnson, were present which made up a merry party of twenty-one people. Harold's birthday is the 25th of December, Mildred's the 28th, Anna Flom and Fedelia's on January 4, and Mr. Paulson's falls on January 5 SENECA NEWS. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Smith of Burt were Sunday guesfs at the Martin Larson home. Mr. and Mrs. John Rabe of Fairmont visited at the Herman Struecker home last week Tuesday. The Lutheran Ladies' Aid will meet Thursday, January 8, at the Joseph Anderson, Sr., home. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Scully and 'children of Fort Dodge spent Christmas at the John Schneider home. Clara Hanson of Britt spent her Christmas vacation with her grandparents, the C. F. Nielsens. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jensen and family were Sunday visitors at the Ed. Jensen home in Swea City. Mr. and Mrs. A. Dahl and daughter, Esther were Sunday dinner guests at the F. Dahl home in Graettinger. Inez Anderson has been near Ringsted caring for George Valdict, who Is suffering from a stroke of paralysis. Superintendent and Mrs. R. L. Rossman and son, Refine, spent Thursday, Christmas night, at the George Goetch home. Lester Osborn of Waterloo came home Tuesday to spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Osborn . Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Rossman and son, Refine, were Sunday dinner guests T . , . , „ i s "". «emie, were ounoay dinner guests Lieutenant and Mrs. Albert J. Mum- | at the home of Mrs. C. J. Adolphson ma and son, Jerry arrived here Sunday morning from Ohio where they spent the Christmas days with tho maternal grandfather of Mr. Mumma. Mr. Mumma expects to visit here at the H. J. Braley home until New Year's night when he will leave for Long Beach, California, to report for duty on the S. S. Saratoga. Mrs. Mumma and Jerry will remain for a visit of two or three months with her parents before joining her husband. The two Sunday School programs given by the Methodist and Congregational churches were both very good and were well attended. The little folks .arid some not so little, all did 'heir parts very nicely and showed that much time and though had been ;pcnt in preparation of the program. Batjs of candy and nuts wore distributed among tho children and adults in attendance, which of course had its appreciative place in the entertainment also. Miss Anna Johnson domestic science t.fiirher in the Logan schools, Misses I>KUa and Leota Hall of Forest Cltv quinsy. They hope she will bo able to *"™erly Miss Augusta Tegtmeyer A baby girl, Dotty Lou, was bom and Hew Hichland, Minnesota, Misses to Mr. mid Mrs. John WJbben on Sun- | Ifii'ia an'J Beverly Ken-ins of LaPeer day, December 14, but owing to frail j and Kalaruazoo, Michigan, Mildred health passed away the following Sat- ! B«;nv>n of Ernrrietsburg, Virginia Ben- urday. Burial was rnadc in the 'II- ! ton. Martha arid Evelyn Haynes of r.kaU;, Laura Hanson of Des Moin- Mr and Mrs. Marlon Paulson of tonka cemetery. Mrs. Wibbcn wa 1 ; j come home for the holiday vacation. Miss Emma Gutknecht drove to Mason City Friday and remained there until Saturday when her sister, Lena, who is teaching there, accompanied her home to spend the holiday vacation. Mrs. E. B. Worley also accompanied Emma and visited until Saturday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Bailey. School closed Friday for a two weeks' holiday vacation. Miss Helen Davidson left for her home at Bellflower, Missouri, Miss Bertha Muller at Clarksvllle, Miss Lucy Carson at St. Ansger, Miss Helen Awe and Miss Dorothy Hardin at Buffalo Center, and Miss Andrey Hastings, will spend her vacation at Buffalo Center, New Providence and Minneapolis. Miss Leona Gesme of Har,lonw>™ I *•«""***''»»• M *rga et Horn and Hel- spent from Friday until Sunday at U.<: .Jorne of her staler. Mr, L. I, st - Olaf College, Mrs. M. T. Rye and Marlon Han, tx/'.h Mrs. John Loebig and L. B. teig report the death of their uncle. Peter Lickteig, which occurred on December 9th at his home in Grtelcy, in the Wesley and St. Benedict W: Kansas. He lived for many years )Ji the Wesley and St. Benedict neighborhood. Frank Kouba, Jr., took his wife to Windom, Minnesota, Sunday where (she was met by her brother, Orion and together they went on to Cottonwood, Fi/e In the attic in the A. A. Stud- tr houM: occupied by the Henry Sherman family was discovered shortly before noon Saturday. The fire department was called Immediately but the fire had gained such great headway before its discovery that the flames could not be extinguished before great damage had been done to the entire house. All the furniture and clothing belonging to the Sherman family was quickly removed. The fire was caused in Bancroft. Armond Schuler, who is attending college at LeMars, is spending Christmas at the home of his parents Mr and Mrs. Henry Schuler. Marvin, small son of Martin Wilberg has been sick with ear and throat trouble. Dr. Kirkoguard of Ringsted has been caring for him. Miss Agnes Goetch of Fenton and Mr. and Mi-s. Harold Goetch and son Dale, were dinner guests Christmas at the George Goetch home. Mrs. Earl Osborn spent from Sunday until Wednesday visiting her two sisters, Mrs. Harold Stedman and Miss Bernice Lindsey in Carroll. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Crowley drove to Waterloo last week. Mrs. Rose Arend, Mrs. Crowley's sister, returned home with them to spend Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Osborn, Mr. and Mrs. John Osborn and Pauline and Clarence were Sunday dinner guests at the Wm. Brown home at Armstrong. Madella Anderson, a registered nurse of Ames came home to spend the holidays with her father, Albert Anderson, and sister, Mrs. Forrest Christiansen. Mrs. Mary Jasperson and Mr. Nash of Waterloo have been visiting at the homes of Mrs. Jasperson's sisters, Mrs. O. R. Patterson and Mrs. Peter Peteron. Tenls Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Osborn and daughter, Marjory and Alma Madison spent Christmas Eve at the Chris Madison home near Lone Rock. Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Nielsen' and Clara Hanson, Helen Nielsen and Bussell Sharp were Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mrs. Jake Nielsen in Ringsted. Miss Pauline Osborn, who Is practice teaching in Mason City, is spending her two weeks' Christmas vacation at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Osborn. J. H. Jensen had a car load of steers shipped Into Fenton last Saturday, which he will feed the coming year. Wm. Qulnn of Bancroft trucked them to his farm for him. Forrest Christiansen, who has been working in Aberdeen, South Dakota, came home to spend the holidays with his family and will remain here until his sale January 20. Misses Myrtle Thompson and Minda Wilberg, who have been employed in Minneapolis are spending the holidays at their respective homes, C. M. M. Thompson and Hans Wilberg. Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Hokenstad and daughter, Aria of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, have been visiting at the home of Mrs. Hokenstad's parents, and also with other relatives. The Lutheran Sunday School pupils gave their annual Christmas program Christmas Eve. The program was very good and well given. Afterwards a treat of candy and apples was given to everyone. The basket social and program last Monday night held in district number nine proved to be very entertaining and successful. Wm. Elmers auctioned off the baskets. Miss Uhr of Swea City is the teacher. The Paul Saxton family of Fenton, the Clarence Saxtons of Armstrong, Wm. Nutzman of Swea City and the committee »nd introduced many new and clever gamea. To start the tma- tag each member produced a baby pjvture and a lot of fun was created trylngr to fathom who was who. Several Ued so numbers were drawn and Hazel Weisbrod was the lucky winner, receiving a pair of candle sticks. Gladys Stoeber won the consolation prize. Slips- with the names of different parts [of birds with the letters all mixed up were given out Bertha Mitchell was the first to straighten these out and was awarded a pair of candle holders for her efforts. Ruth Glaus received the consolation prize. Other interesting games were played. The members had previously drawn names for which each brought an Inexpensive gift. All gathered around the gayly lighetd tree and after the gifts were distributed a delicious two course luncheon was served. The guests departed, declaring it was a very merry Christmas party. Married Sunday— At the Immanuel Lutheran church In Lotts Creek on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock occurred the marriage of Arthur Voight and Miss Euphemie Tletz, Rev. Fiene offlcatlng. The bride was attired In brown georgette and carried yellow rosebuds. The bridesmaid, Miss Margaret Voight, a sister of the groom, wore dark blue georgette and carried white roses. The groom was attended by Orwin Tletz, brothe of the bride. After the ceremony th Immediate relatives attended a recep tlon at the home of the bride's fathe | In Lotts Creek. The bride Is the only daughter of Ed. Tietz and is well and favorably known. The groom Is thi son of Carl Voight of Whittemore and is an Industrious young farmer. The couple left Monday for a. short trip to Cedar Falls. They will go to house- Lawernce Saxton family of this place were dinner guests Christmas at the Jens Peterson home near Ringsted. Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Hokenstad and daughter of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Jensen, and Mrs. J. H. Jensen-and- son, keeping on the groom's farm south of Whittemore. Grade Programs— Room two gave their Christmas program on Thursday afternoon. Many of the mothers were present. Rooms thre and four held their program In the high school assembly on Thursday evening. The seventh and eighth grades put on two little playlets. Besides these the program consisted of recitations and readings interspersed with instrumental music and songs. Room one presented their program on Friday afternoon. Many visitors were present to enjoy the little folks' exercises. Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Bears, and The Thrtee Billy Goats were cleverly acted out. A trimmed and lighted tree and other decorations gave the room a .festive appearance. After the program the gifts were distributed and Santa Claus visited the room In person and left each one a treat. After this the pupils were dismissed for a two weeks' vacation. Auxiliary Met— The American Legion Auxiliary met at the Legion rooms Monday, December 15, with Mrs. F. C. Bailey and Mrs. W. Hantelman as hostesses. Each member of the Auxiliary was asked to donate an article for the supply shelf such as sleeping garments, In sizes two to five years, coveralls in sizes five to twelve years, boys' shirts in Irene Krause Invited a, numbfcr of her friends to help her celebrate her twelfth birthday Thursday, Oecembe* 1 25th. Games were played and refresh* ments served. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kluss of Little York, Illinois, and Miss Alice Kluss of Peoria, Illinois, came Christmas night for a few days' visit at the F. C. Kluss home. John Mlcklich, who .teaches at l/*t Nation this year, drove over to spend the Christmas vacation with Super* intendent Belken and family. Be was the coach at Fenton last year. Henry Edgar Steadman accompanied his aunt, Kathleen Lindsey home front Caroll last Sunday and will visit at ;he home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Lindsey during the holiday vacation. • • Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Bohn and their daughter, Mary Anne, spent Christinas day at the home of Mrs. Bonn's brother, Tony ab Cylinder. Mrs. Bonn's niece, Mary, accompanied them horn* "or a short visit. The Thursday evening bridge clufc met at the home of Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Ruske last week. W. V. Yager wo» the prize for the high score. Refreshments were served at the close of th« ivenlng's entertainment. Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Weisbrod drove to Rockwell City Saturday, December 20, to meet their daughters, Iva, from Council Bluffs and Mrs. Frank Worrel and two children from New Market, Who will spend the holidays here. • Mrs. Emma Curry was pleasantly surprised by the neighbors on her street on Friday afternoon hi honor of her seventieth birthday which wao on December 25. She received many , ....... ... Refreshments wert Jensen home in Fenton last Thursday evening. The Robert Carney and Roy Lee families of Algona and the Roy Osborn family spent Christmas Eve at the C. C. Cooper home. Mrs. Carney, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Osborn were all members of the Cooper family before their marriages. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Jensen and son, Teddy, motored to Rake Sunday to visit at the home of Mrs. Jensen's brother, Helmer Jorgenson. They went on to Blue Earth In the afternoon to visit with Mrs. Jensen's sister, Mrs. E. L. Endahl. Mesdames C. M. Thompson, Hans Wilberg, Melvin Norland, Millen Jen;en, Jennie Jensen, Wm. Osborn, Law- to ten years. During es sizes the month of December dimes were turned in for the disabled and Christmas cheer fund. Poppies have been ordered for sale next Memorial day. Two comforters are being made to be sent to needy families of ex-service men. Young: People Home— Among the young people home for the holidays are:.Alvira Krause, teacher at Garner; Salina Hantelman, a teacher from Ottosen; Malinda Han. telman, teacher from Allison; Irene Newel, teacher from Belmond; Florence Weisbrod, teacher from Sheldon; Francis Bailey and Viola Light, teachers from Britt; Edith Laage, teacher and Verona Weisbrod, student from Cedar Rapids; Pauline Osborn, teacher's training at Mason City; Stanley beautiful gifts. served. The local teachers leaving for a two weeks' vacation are: Miss Martha Gilbert to Garner; E. D. White to Masom 3ity; Miss Lily Rasmussen to Mancato, Minnesota; Miss Margie Kleln- hexal to Archer; Miss Mabel Brandt to State Center. Fenton and Seneca high school bas:et ball teams shared honors in a louble game played on the local floor Friday evening, December 16. Th» >oys won by 17 to 11 and the girls lost 6 to 14. The next game. will be January 9 at Seneca. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Weisbrod enter- ained at a twelve o'clock dinner Sun- ay, Mr. and Mrs. John Lolllnger, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Weisbrod and grand- on, Wayne AJderson, Mr. and Mrs. kllke Weisbrod and Mrs. E. R. slei and ons, Harold and Elwyn. Miss Gladys Weisbrod returned' to Des Moines Sunday. She was accom- anied by Miss Alice Glaus and her ister, Nettie. They made the trip in ae latter's car and the latter two will emain there for a few days' visit. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Voettler held a family reunion Christmas day. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Wehrspan daughter, Alvira; Ad- rence Saxton, George Geotch and Miss el s ""ainmg at Mason City; Stanley Odred Goetch helped Mrs John Os- Munch an <> Arthur Priebe, students at born tie two quilts last Monday. A delicious luncheon was served. Many Seneca people attended the }ld fiddlers' contest in West Bend last Friday night. Jim Wear, the Seneca torekeeper, won third place. The people of Seneca are proud of Mr. Wear and wish to congratulate him for ag ain putting Seneca on the map. The Lutheran League held election f officers Sunday night with the fol owing results: president, Rev. S. O ande; vice president, Ralph Jensen secretary, Myrtle Cherland; treasurer Amy Cherland; engineer, Lawreno Johannsen; pianist, Pearl Sande. Nels Christiansen, the Seneca gar ageman was taken seriously ill a few days before Christmas with a ner vous break down. He was taken to the home of his sister near Ceda' Falls. Morris Jensen and Alfred Peterson are running the garage during his absence. Clifford Gardner, oldest son of Mrs E. M. Gardner, was married to Miss Lillian Hauf in Chicago last Saturday evening at eight o'clock. Clarence Gardner was the best man and Miss Hauf's sister was bridesmaid. Sadie Potter of Algona accompanied Clarence Gardner to Chicago. Mrs. Lawrence Saxton was pleasantly surprised on her birthday, December 18, at the home of her brother, Roy Osborn, by Mr. and Mrs. Jens Peterson and son of Ringsted, Clarence Saxton and family of Armstrong, Vernon, Ralpn and Linus Jensen and Lyle and Marvin Osborn. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kelly and sons of near Sea City, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown and sons of near Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Osborn, Mrs. Jennie Jensen and sons, the Millen Jensen family and Miss Maxine Weisbrod of Fenton were Christmas supper guests at the John Osborn home. The children of the Wm. Osborns were Christmas supper guests. They were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Richmond, of Armstrong;; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Osborn and daughter, Marjory; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Osborn and i>ons; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Saxton and son, Ellis; Lester Osborn of Waterloo. Seneca boys and girls played basket jail with the Fenton teams at Fen»n a week ago Tuesday night. The Seneca girls won by a score of 26 to 14. The boys lost to Fenton by the score of 11 to 17. Both games were rather slow, neither Seneca team putting up their usual fight. S. Knutsen refereed the games. Derwood Elgler, student at Omaha; and Carol Wander, student at Iowa City. Ed. Slel and brother, Alfred, attended the funeral of an aged aunt at Klemme Sunday. The L. J. Weisbrod family visited at the home of Mrs. Carrie Haase in Fairmont Friday. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Miller attended the funeral of Chris Hanson at Ringsted Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Weisbrod were six o'clock dinner guests at the F. J. Weisbrod home Sunday. Herman Bohn and William Stamer attended the funeral of Wm. Blelch at Burt Monday, December 29. Mrs. Kate Newel and Gordon Weisbrod were Christmas day guests at the Leroy Newel home in Hartley. W. E. Stoeber and son Raymond, drove to Storm Lake last Wednesday on business relating to their hatchery. Mr. and Mrs. C. G, Humphrey and Sydney Bruce visited last week Friday at the George Robb home in Esther- vllle. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Miller spent last week Monday at) the home of their son, L. B. Miller and family at Kanawha. Frank Bailey and family and the F, C. Bailey family were guests Thursday at the Dr. A. 0. Whitlow home in Swea City. O. H. Stoeber and wife of Armstrong and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stoeber were guests Thursday at the W. E. Stoeber home. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Weisbrod and granddaughter, Verona, were Christmas dinner guests at the E. 0. Weisbrod home Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. John Ulfers visited ast Sunday at the home of Mrs, Ulfers' parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Greenfield at Irvington. Lawrence Ellla and Mrs. Miller and daughter, Helen, of Estherville were Ix o'clock dinner guests at the J. P. Sfewel home last Friday evening, P. E. Weisbrod and family of Em- netsburg, Mr. and Mrs. P. p. Newel nd T. O. Lively were entertained Jn he J, F. Newel homo Thursday, Rev. J. T, Snyder and family spent couple of days including Christmas t the home of Mrs. Snyder's parents. Mr. and Mrs. H. a. Loose at Lake City. and family; Mr. and Mrs. George Seims and family;; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Voettler and family and John Voettler. About thirty Epworth League members of the M. E. church Joined In singing Christmas carols about town Tuesday evening. The carolers visited homes wherever the signal, the lighted candle In the window, Indicated a desire for them to sing. After they were through singing they gathered in the church dining room and enjoyed an oyster stew. Mr. and Mrs. August Meyers entertained their children and families for diriner Christmas day. Those present were: the Emil Elmers family of Haifa; the Merle Culvertson • family of Ringsted; Will Meyer family of Lotts Creek, the Martin Meyer family of Ldtts Creek; Ferdinand and Arthur Meyer of Lotts Creek, Lydia Meyer of Algona and the William Elmers family of this place. News of the secret marriage of one of our popular young business men came as a surprise to his many friends here last week when it was learned that Kenneth O. Stephenson and Miss Helen Peterson of Algona were married at Knoxville last June. Mrs. Stephenson, who is at present teaching at Ledyard, is spending the holiday vacation with her husband here After (the present school term they will make their home In Fenton. .About twenty relatives and friends attended a, prenuptlal shower in honor of Miss Euphemie Tletz at the home of her aunt, Mrs. H. E. Relmers on Thursday evnlng. Games were plav- ed and refreshments served. A similar party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Leudtke on Friday evening with Miss Tletz as honoree. She received many beautiful and useful gifts. She will become the bride of Arthur Voight on Sunday at the Lobts Creek Lutheran church. Congregational Church. Rev. Fred J. Clark, the newly chos- el },, p i s ,, of tne Congregational church will fill the pupit next Sunday morn- Ing at eleven a. m. Mr. Clark comes from Eugene, Oregon, where for several years he was minister of the Congregational church of that city. Ev. eryone is cordially invited to be present and give him a royal welcome as . he begins his work here. Presbyterian Church. Morning hour, Communion of the Lord's Supper, and reception of members. Those wishing to unite with the church at this time and have not arranged to do so, will see the ing worship,' sermon, Xa ~ be^fnntaiTof an expositor study of thl book of Colossians. You are cordially ed to all these studies—j" mlnlster. Episcopal Church, There will be services In St. Thomas church on Sunday, January 4 at eleveS a, m, the Rev. Ellers officiattaB He now has charge of Algona; and • v™ metshurg and wljj how rS£Sta? here eftc h Sunday alternatin and evening services in

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