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The Upper Des Moines-Republican, January 28, 1931 Algona Hi Lights VOL. I ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JAN UABY 28, 1931 No. 10 "It takes Interested readers as well as talented writers to make a good paper." MANY LITTLES MAKE A LOT. Little things are the hardest to conquer. Scientists tell that the battle with bups and insects are drawn battles. Whipped out for .a time, they return again to the battlefield. The wolves land bears tihat coveted our country were more easily whipped than the corn borer will be. The little microbe which lives upon the flea that lives upon the prairie dog is more deadly to life than lions and ele- -phants. It Is possible to tree a coon, snare an eagle or shoot a wolf. It is next to impossible to keep mites off hens, or the boll weevil from cotton. Certain kinds of thoughts are more deadly to human life than lightning or wars. They are these little, mean, unkind, measly sentiments that make the soul shrivel up from the inside. _We are likely to think that mental Images are flimsy and airy nothings. They are the stuff out of which destiny is made. Little thoughts of hatred whet the murderer's knife; little Ideas of envy destroy the mind's happiness. Many littles make a lot. Change In Basketball Lineup. The basket ball team has had two changes In lineup since the end of the first semester. Runchey, the back guard, played his last game against Humboldt. He was ruled out of high school athletics because of the eight New Semester Resolutions. Each year during the last few day of December and the first few days o January we read and hear much abou New Year's Resolutions. There ar perhaps few people in the world wh have not at some time in all sincerit;. made certain promises of this type- but which, sad to relate, are forgotten or disregarded long before the year has again met Father Time. In every high school we flnd, near the end of January— a close paralle to New Year's resolution namely—new semester resolutions. How many of them have you made—and how many have you carried out? The majority of us would be most ashamed to answer such a question truthfully. Scores of students have been sincere and most determined when they have declared: "Next semester I am going to show everyone that I can make a respectable grade in this course' 'or "I've learned my lesson— next semester you won't flnd me taking examinations because of criticisms and demerits." We could quote dozens of such firm resolutions, heard about halls, classrooms and streets. They would be encouraging indeed to teachers and parents—If experience iad not too often taught them that ;he average student's memory for such fine Ideas is decidedly short. Is there any remedy for such a malady as this decline and fall of new semester resolutions? There surely is, semester ruling. Van Dorstan, for- a ^ d lt )s not ing machine, also played his last game I f-llJ!' £ against the Humboldt team because j win to find "tMs^remedT of his failure to pass the required 1 ™- ° flnd this remedv number of studies. Williams has been shifted in the lineup for Runchey and Dick Cowan has taken Van Dorstan's place. Deolam Try Outs. The declamatory try outs took place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. The following people were selected to represent the high school: Oratorical—Charles Lund, Dcjnald Hutcnins, John Hargreaves, Richard Norton and Charles Cretzmeyer; humorous—Margaret Lease, Burnle'tlta Bonnstetter, Margaret Vigars, alternate Maxlne Samp, Marjorle Turner, Christina Gould and Melvin Miner; in the dramatic—Eleanor Backus, Helen Morrow, alternate Irma Dea Roupe, Adris Anderson, Helen Goediers, Frances Hough and Helen Becker. The Big Six contest will be held on February 5. The home contest will be held at a later date. Eighth Grade Book Report. The following is a book report written by Dorothy Marty of the eighth grade. The book which Dorothy chose Is "The Spirit of the Leader" by Wm. Heyllger. "The story of a boy who goes through the boy or knows what he is in who sincerely wants to Too many students in both high improvements.? I -l'p because of the frank, straight-forward manner in which it was written and because It was quite true to life. The problems were real." CORRIDOR GOSSIP. Miss Duhlgg was unable to teach her classes a few days last v/eek because of a severe cold. Mr. Overmyer substituted during her absence. Miss Miller was ill one day last week and was unable to meet her closes. Mr. Overmyer substituted in the afternoon. The morning classess were not called. . Mildred Bakken and Louis Whitehill have dropped out of the ninth grade. Lucille Black has come back 1 to school this semester. She will take up the work she missed last year because of illness and will be graduated with the 1931 class. The tenth grade English classes are now having spelling In connection with their regular class work. Four hundred and twenty words have been dictated. Margaret Fiene has not mls- pelled any word In the entire list. Miss Horn has ordered living specimens of the parameclum, the type of protozoa which is being studied in zoology class. Too much friendly whispering and too much walking around has been observed throughout the high school lately. Mr. Overmyer has asked the students to park their cars on the street instead of on the lawns. This will help keep the lawns in a better condition. The B class of Miss Wallace's room , Is sorry to lose a member of Its class, j school and college fall entirely to realize that going to school Is a real business—his business—fully as much as that of the doctor, the lawyer, the merchant, or the laborer of any type. The student is in school storing up an "Income" and a "bank account," the real value of which far exceeds the monetary ^vages and fees that will cmopensate his later endeavors. The boy or girl who intends to become businesslike after he has finished school will flnd a most difficult task awaiting him. One is businesslike or unbusinesslike through habit. The earlier a person can acquire businesslike habits and the more widely he can apply them outside of business, the more ssuccessful will he apply them in business. Now, looked at from any angle you please, the school is a large business organization. What business hi Algona has*a bigger pay roll than the body of teachers, janitors and the students in our school system? Which has a greater capital investment in permanent equipment? Which has a larger budget than the yearly budget of the school? Did you ever look at school hi this light? If the school is then really "Big Business" at least on its financial side, should not the teacher have .the same idea of values In lier students as the employed requires in- his employees. The latter assumes that his employees are prompt, thorough, and efficient. He cannot afford to hire inefficient help. It Is Jus't as much of a' trespass upon a teacher's time to be lax, late, careless, inaccurate, or indifferent as it wouljj. be upon an employer's time. Employees realize that they must accept the stern discipline of business which demands that a task be performed correctly and in Vts proper time. Students too often postpone this discipline of meeting fixed standards and can only acquire it through unfortunate experience after 1jhey leave school. Finally, having considered the points of comparison between teacher and employer, student and employee—let us compare credits and wages. In business one is paid only what he is considered actually worth. Students should begin while in school to learn and practice the principle of honestly earning his own way. Let us make resolutions and keep them. The reward will come. THE EIGHT POINTS. Sociology is one of the new subjects taken up this semester. So far, the students have learned that one must follow the following eight points carefully in order to keep their lives peaceful. These points are equally ns important as a war, preventive, either international, socialogical or domestic: 1. Don't contradict people, even If you are right. 2. Don't be inquisitive about the affairs of even your most intimate friends. 3. Don't underrate anything because you don't possess it. t- 4. Don't believe that everybody else hi the world is happier than you. 5. Don't be rude to your inferiors in social position. 6. Don't repeat gossip, even if it does interest a crowd. 7. Learn .to hide your aches and pains under a pleasant smile. 8. Learn to attend to your own business. This is a very Important point. Some Worthwhile Ideas. Now that the confusion of the semester examinations is over, Miss Coate is trying to keep better order n the halls and the assembly. There s to be as little passings as possible, and all pencils have to be sharpened at the beginning of the periods. If anyone has reference work to do, it must be done as quickly and as quiet,y as possible. If students observe ihese rules less criticisms will have to )e given, and everyone will be much iiap'pler when 'the next exemption ist is reported. Wesley News Items JOKES. Mr. Bonham to basket ball players: 'Remember that basket ball develops ndivlduality, initiative and leadership. "Tow get in there and do exactly as : tell you." Being "flat-headed" and "levelheaded" are not one and the same hlng. And there's another thing: one may be "pin-headed" and show no Igns of being sharp. Miss Miller (to class): "If you didn't have the money .to buy butter, what vould you do?" Ted Powell: "Buy oleomargarine." Think It Over. It has been suggested; that It Is time for the senior class to get down to business. We intend to have a qlass play butt—what, when, and where? It Is also time to begin to think seriously about the annual for the 1931 graduating class. The A Club Meets. The A club which consists of the boys who have made their letters in athletics, had their first meeting this year last Monday night. The boys were taxed seventy-five cents for membership and supper. The club elected "Lay Those Keys." In the commercial department the bar graph" is being used to work up nterest in typing. The highest rates er minutes recorded in the advanc- d class are: Juanita Potter, 58; Jose- jnine Lee and Irene ePntecost 56; Donald Taylor 54. The highest rates n the beginning class are: Helen Seeker 47, Bernlce Harrington 44 and Phyllis Parsons and Hazel Neeling 41. The methods classes taught, by Miss Vilson are writing History; Lesson Plans. < •:, -'-•-, Gymnasium Classes' Organized. Mr. Bonham has organized his gym- asium classes hi uniform groups. The arge boys are in one section and the smaller boys in another. They are now taking up wrestling and later in the year some exhibitions will be put on. Charles Loeblg has been ill nnd confined to h!s home the past week with a siege of stomach flu. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Murphy nnd son Mark, of Williams, spent Sunday nt the home of his uncle, Charles Murphy. Mr. and Mrs. Butts and her father Mr. Ehlers drove to Plymouth Sunday to spend the day with Hnrry Ehlers and family. Mr. nnd Mrs. Lou Matern, Patsy nnc Hugh of Algona, spent Sunday visiting In the home of his sister, Mrs Ann M. Kunz. Miss Mabel Lawler of Belmond spent from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon nt the home of her sister, Mrs. John Hutchison. The H. M. Hanson family and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hanson of Kanawha were Sunday guests at the home of Carl Hanson.. Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Moore and Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Lease were entertained at Sunday dinner at the home of Mr and Mrs. Raymond Hanson. Mr. and Mrs. George Schimmel of Blue Earth returned to their home Monday following a few days' visit with their daughter, Mrs. George Ward. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Looft, Miss Hazel Marie Conrad and Roy Miller were entertained at the home of Superintendent and Mrs. E. R. Swanson on Sunday. Mrs. Bertha Looft took her mother, Mrs. H. H. Schutter to Titonka Monday where she spent the day visiting in the home of her brother, Ralph Janssen. Mr. and Mrs. Vee Mullin and three sons, Victor, Thayer and Avery, drove to Goldfield Sunday to spend the day with his sister, Mrs. J. R. Hanson and family. Hannah Mae Pommer, the 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Pommer, was taken to the Algona hospital Tuesday where she submitted to an operation for empyema. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wilson and GRADE NEWS. The city hall-honor roll this month Is as follows: Donald Bryan, Barbara Haggard, Russell Kelley, Geraldine Peterson, Theresa Tragerjt Helen Chubb, Bob Dewel, Mary Louise Gilmore, and Ethellne Muckey. Forty- one pupils of the city hall had a perfect attendance • record for the past six weeks. Members of the flftjh and 'sixth grades of the Third Ward building have been making Red Cross posters, under the direction of Miss Durant. These posters will be displayed near the offering boxes uptown. Donald Akre is still attending school daughter, Lillian, drove down from their home near Mankato Wednesday to spend the day with her father, Nick Miller at the Kossuth hospital. Mr. and Mrs. August Siemer and family and Mr. and Mrs. Matt Laux were entertained Sunday evening for six o'clock dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. August Siemer, Jr. Mrs. Henry Kunz entertained the members of the Deal 'Em bridge club Thursday afternoon. Mrs. L. L. Lease held high score for the afternoon. Mrs. Kunz served a very nice lunch. Mr. and Mrs: Charles Murphy entertained the members of their even- .ng bridge club Monday night. Three tables of bridge were played and a delicious lunch was served by the hostesses. Mrs. Albert J. Mumma together with Mrs. Cecil Lewis of Britt attended the Pan-Hellenic one o'clock luncheon at Mason City Tuesday. These luncheons are 'held for sorority members only. 0$ Mrs. J. W. Finders of Des •'-arttrttiay-and Sunday at of her sister, Mrs. J. T. Meurer. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Meurer of Plover were also guests at the Meurer home Sunday. Miss Lucille Kunz is'expected to return home the latter part of this week from LuVerne where she has been spending some little time caring for Mrs. Ed. Tragande, who has been ill with pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fritz and family were Sunday guests at the home of her mother, Mrs. N. E. Hanson. The Fritz family have recently moved from Titonka to Britt where he operates a portable grinding mill. Miss Margaret Flaherty arrived home Monday morning on the bus to spend a few days visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Flaherty, before returning to Carroll to resume her duties as trained nurse. Father Fidelis of Conception, Missouri, arrived here Saturday morning io visit until Thursday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Goetz. Wm. Frimml has been ill nnd confined to his home with the flu the past week. Roy Wiseman returned home Thursday from Des Moines where he has been n patient at the Polyclinic hospital. O. M. Huber who wns taken to the hospital two weeks ago, returned home Sunday nnd is reported to be resting easily. Mr. nnd Mrs. Frank Tomlin have purchased the Lcsle Larson restaurant at Hnnlontown nnd will leave Thursday to take possession. Miss DeEtta Hall, principal of the Forest City high school, spent the \yeek end here with her brother, Rodney nnd father, George B. Hall. The annual firemen's dance Is scheduled to take place at the Kleinpeter hall this Thursday evening with Hunt's orchestra furnishing / the music. The Ladies' Aid and Women's Foreign Missionary society which should have held their regular meetings this week have postponed them and they will take place next week. The W. F. M. S. will meet at the home of Mrs. H. M. Hanson Friday. Mrs. Nathan Studer wns taken sick Saturday evening and is under the Bertha Ritchmeier of Ackley arrived care of a doctor. Her daughter, Mrs. Monday to help cnre for her and Eunice, a adughter of Ben Studer, si also at the home of her grandparents, A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Klemm Sunday evening but was still-born at birth. Burinl took place Tuesday morning at LuVerne near where the Klemm family now reside. They formerly lived north of Wesley nnd fanned with George Kemper. Matt Laux Celebrates 64th Birthday. WrfVy. Jnmiftrv 2?ml. Spodnl: The home of Mr. nnd Mrs. E, M. Olson was (lie scenr of n plrnsnnt gathering of relatives nnd friends on Monday evening- when n number wore called in to help her fnthrr, Mntt Lnux, celebrate his sixty-fourth birthday. A delicious lunch srrvrd by the hostess following the entertainment of card gnincs. was enjoyed by tho Bursts who so pleasantly spoilt tlir cvcnlnc together. Those present included Mr. nnri Mrs. August Reimcr. Mr. and Mrs. John Richter. Mr. an.I Mrs. Tony Soiler. Mr. and Mrs. AUR- list Gnrmnn. Jr.. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Havcrly and Mr. and Mrs. Mntt Laux. LEDYARD NEWS. Curtis Peterson, who has moved to officers and made plans for the init- Webster City. iation of the new members. with the aid of crutches. He broke his I Father Fidelis is at present doing mis- leg during Christmas vacation and has, sionary work out of Conception, not missed a single day of school. His many little friends at the Third Ward building assist him in going up and downstairs. The delivery wagon brings him to school and comes after him when school is out. Donald expects to lay aside his crutches soon. All pupils in the fourth and fifth grades were promoted. Miss Durant is requiring that every pupil in the fifth grade is to give an oral talk before the entire school. The topic is to be of general interest. Some pupils use notes and others do not. This is done to further extemporaneous speaking. Former Wesley Woman Died January 20th. Funeral services for Mrs. Nels P. Overbeck were held at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. C. H. Moore in charge. His sermon was preached from the Book of St. John, 17:24. Mrs. Overbeck passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Goetz, near Elma on January 20. Anna Pearson- Overbeck was born in Sweden on May 3, 1846, andi was married to Nels P. Overbeck on March 25, 1876. They located in Wesley in the year 1882, where he was section boss for many years. Ttiey lived In Wesley continually until eleven years ago when she moved to Elma to live with her daughter. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Goetz of Elma, and Mrs. Christine Polland of Cedar Rapids and one son, Chris Peterson of Kansas City, Missouri, ten grand children and one great grandchild. Her husband, and three other children preceded her in death. Burial took place In the Evergreen cemetery In the family lot. Nazarane Church. Sunday School at 9:45 a. m., lesson title, "Jesus, the Great Physician." Golden text, "Surely He hath born our griefs, and carried our sorrows." (Isaiah 63:4). Morning worship at eleven o'clock with sermon by the pas- tar. Scripture lesson, St. Luke 12:1880, "And He said, Th will I do: I Th|§ w pull down my bams, and build Eiter, and there will I bestow all my Ita and my goods. And I will say soul, Soul', thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Evangelistic service at seven-thirty. Prayer and praise service Wednesday evening. You are writing a gospel chapter each day by deeds that you do; by words that you say. Men read what you write, wether faulty or true. Say, what is the gospel according to you? Test our welcome.—I. F. Metcalf, pastor. W. J. McClain was a business caller in Algona Saturday. Mrs. P. V. Janse of Algona was a caller in LuVerne Friday. A social time was held at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wolfe Friday evening of last week. Rev. A. J. Koonce came from Omaha Thursday and was hi charge of the funeral services Friday for Mrs. W. B. Mason. Mr. and Mrs. pharles Swiger drove to Windom, Minnesota, Saturday for an over Sunday visit with the Wm. Ketchenberg family. The domestic science girls served a banquet Wednesday evening to the school faculty and the members of the school board and their wives. Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. DeBae Godfrey and Miss RuWye Godfrey attended the band concert given Wednesday evening by the Sexton band at the Sexton hall, band. The LuVerne Better Farming Association are promoting a corn show to be held in the community hall in Lu- Verne on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. There Is also a junior corn, colt and calf show. Mr. and Mrs. DeRae Godfrey drove to Des Moines Sunday where they met Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Anderson of Grant City, Missouri, and Mrs. W. F. Godfrey who had been visiting at Grant City the past four weeks. She returned to her home here. Grandma Looft and Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Pingie of Ledyard, spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Bertha Looft and at the Fred Looft home, where they came to make the acsuain- ance of the new baby boy, Charles Wayne, Miss Leona Seimer is employed as housekeeper at the Leo Bleich home while Mrs. Bleich is acting as coach at the public school for the students who are taking up declamatory contest w.ork. Mrs. Bleich began her duties last Wednesday, Miss Margaret Flom spent from Friday evening unil Tuesday morning at the , home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs: H. H. Flom. Margaret finished her first semester examinations early and took the occasion to spend a few days at home between terms. Miss Mildred Benton spent Saturday and Sunday at Mankato visiting her sister, Virginia, and the Misses Martha and Evelyn Haynes. Another sister, Irma Dee, who is employed as trained nurse at Minneapolis, also spent the week end at Mankato. Father Wessling, Nathan Studer, Susie Pfiffner and Emma Hoddap drove to Mason City Wednesday to spend the day with Emma Studer who Is confined in the Mercy hospital. Miss Studer has been seriously ill but is somewhat improved at this writing. t~,~,,~ ~ ,»,,,,.,-,„ ^^,,, r ~ « Mr - and Mrs ' Frank Goetz and {FOUR CORNER NEWS.g family of Elma, Mrs. Polland of Cedar Rapids and Chris Peterson of Kansas City were entertained at the home of Anton Goetz and George Hauptmann during the time of the funeral and burial of their mother, Mrs. Overbeck. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Johnson of West Bend were visitors in the home of his sister, Mrs. Ernest Hutchinson Saturday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Schuttleman of Corwith were also guests at the Hutchinson home Sunday for dinner and were accompanied home by the Hutchinsons who spent the evening at the Schuttleman home. Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Wellik and son, Leo, were entertained at the home of her sister, Mrs. Leo Malecek north of town Sunday. Other guests included their parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Kofron and son, James, of Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Malecek, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown and family of Ajgona, alnd (Mr. an4 Mrs. Jamiea Troa of Duncan. Miss Irene Walker spent last week with Mrs. Edith Rich helping with the housework. Mrs. Rich and her son, Earl, are now living on the farm vacated by the John Gettman family, a week ago Monday when they moved to Burt. Four Corner Mothers and Daugh- ;ers club met last week Thursday with Mrs. Andrew Bjustrom. Roll call was answered by "Good Things to Eat." Suggestions for winter sports was given by Hazel Mitchell and suggestions on care of winters birds and flowers was given by Mrs. Edith Rich. Twenty members were present and four visitors as follows: Mrs. Clifton Bjustrom, Misses Mary and Gladys Schultz of Algona and Mrs. Phillip Baker of St. Cloud, Minnesota. The next meeting will be held February 5 with Miss Clara Schultz. Roll call will be answered b.v household hints. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Metirer attended Lhe birthday gathering Thursday evening at Whlttemore when fifteen relatives and friends came to help Joseph Meurer, Sr., celebrate his eighty-second birthday. After an evening pleasantly enjoyed, refreshments were served. The American Legion Auxiliary held their regular meeting Thursday evening with Mrs. L. L. Lease as hostess. Another comforter was tied early in ;he evening and was sent out the next day to the supply shelf in Des Moines. This makes the sixth comforter which ;he ladies have made this winter. The next meteing will be held Thursday ivening, February 5, with Mrs. J. T. tfeurer as hostess. The little one year old son of Frank Youngwirth living near St. Benedict, was buried at the St. Benedict ceme- iBry Monday morning following ser•Ices held at the Catholic church there at nine-thirty. The little one had been .ick for only a short time with pneu- nonia. He leaves his father and two brothers, his mother having passed away when he was a baby three jr four weeks old. Mr. and Mrs. Lou Goetz entertained members of their evening bridge club Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Erdmann, and Mr. and Mrs. William Ward were special guests of the club. William Ward won high score for the men and Mrs. Arlo Dawson won high score for the ladies. Three tables of bridge were played followed by the serving of a delicious lunch by the hostess. Grandma Turgesofi enjoyed a surprise call made upon her Friday af- children under the leadership of Rev. Lease and Rev. Moore gathered at her home to sing a group of songs. Grandma Turgeson who is eighty-six years old, feels, quite well and spry but seldoms leaves her home fires during the winter. The youngsters who so nicely serenaded her were given a hearty welcome and will always be remembered as songsters of cheer to Mrs. Turgeson. The two school basket ball teams lest to Thompson in their games with each other Friday evening. The score of the girls' game was 11 to 30 and the boy's game 3 to 16. Wesley did well at that since the girls' team of Thompson is an undefeated team. This week Wednesday night Wesley teams go to Renwick to play. The Wesley town team defeated the Woden team Tuesday evening here and again at Woden Saturday night brought home a victory, the score being 25 to 15. Mrs. A. E. Giddings was the recipient of two hand oil paintings received the past week from her cousin, Monona Colby-VanCise, whose home is in Indiana. One picture is a marine view of the Pacific ocean made from her cottage in California, and the other is a floral design, being a«bowl of zinnias. Mrs. Eil Goodnow, of Algona, also a cousin, received two paintings also from this same cousin. Mrs. Van Cise is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. Colby, who at one time were residents of this community. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hanson celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary Tuesday night by inviting in a group of old neighbors and relatives to spend the evening with them. The guests who were present to enjoy the hospitality of this young couple included his brothers, Howard and Theron and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Giddings, Wm. and Minnie Frimml and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Goetz. After an evening joyously spent in playing five hundred and "I doubt it", Mrs. Hanson treated the guests to an inviting lunch. Rev. W. H. Lease who is conducting the revival meetings at the M. E church holds daily song gatherings for children of school age. Saturday evening this choir sat on the platform and each wore colored caps. On Tuesday evening Miss Lease of the Brltt high school will bring her orchestra from there to give the even- Ing listeners a musical treat. Next. Sunday each family is invited to bring basket dinners t« be eaten in the church basement. Coifee will be served free. The Sexton choir furnished some musie Sunday evening. Grandpa W. P. Giddings celebrated his eighty-seventh birthday anniversary Thursday and greatly enjoyed the gathering of the members of his family at a dinner given in his honor at the home of his son, A. E. Giddings. The festive table was graced by a birthday cake holding eighty-seven tiny candles. Mr. Giddings feels very well and Is surprisingly "active for a man of his years. He is the oldest resident In Wesley. Mrs. Guy Old- dings of Burt, Arthur Ward and his daughter, Nellie, called that day to give their many good wishes to Grandpa Giddings. D. A. Carpenter was a business visitor at Mason City Saturday. Mr. nnd Mrs. Ed. Halverson and son were callers at Elmore Sunday. Charles Hilferty was transacting business at Mason City Saturday. D. A. Carpenter was transacting business at Fairmont lost Tuesday. Clyde Behse was a business caller at Mason City Saturday afternoon. Miss Naomi Hewitt, spent the week end visiting her parents at Swca City this week. •Mr. nnd Mrs. C. O. Engelby were business callers at Elmore last Monday afternoon. Mrs. Kenneth Stcphonson spent the week end at Fcnton visiting her husband and other relatives. Mrs. T. Parrlsh and Mrs. Ha;:el Ostermnn of Blue Earth were calling on friends here Friday afternoon. Mr. nnd Mrs. Fred Plocger are the proud parents of n baby boy born January 17. Mother nnd baby are doing nicely. Mr. nnd Mrs. Elmer Anderson and daughter of Clarksville spent the week end here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Anderson. Several friends and neighbors of Mrs. George Thompson attended the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Mason at LuVerne on Friday afternoon. Rev. Damon was operated on at Fairmont last Tuesday. He is now slowly gaining and his many friends here hope he will soon be able to be home again. SENECA NEWS. vwx&yiox^^ Many Seneca people attended the funeral of John Kerr at Lone Rock on Sunday. J. H. Jensen attended a county farm bureau meeting Saturday. in Algona on Mildred Wilberg spent the week end with her sister, Mrs. Mano Pederson in Rings ted. Mrs. Henry McGregor_underwent_an operation for mastol(T"5f~{he Algona hospital Saturday. Gordon Stiles of near Algona has been visiting for the past week at the Ben Potter home. Mrs. Martin Larson was in Burt for several days last week taking care of her uncle, John Ken-. Mrs. George Goetsch and Mrs. Harold Goetsch spent Tuesday afternoon at the Chris Nielsen home. The Seneca boys' and girls' basket ball teams will play Cylinder at Seneca Friday night, January 30. Leona and Dorothy Jensen of Ringsted spent the week end with their grandmother, Mrs. Jennie Jensen. Mrs. Wilbert Richmond of near Armstrong spent a few days this week at her parental home, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Osborn. Mr. and Mrs. John Osborn and their daughter, Pauline, spent Saturday at the Wm. Brown home near Armstrong. Mr. and Mrs. LuVerne Hawbacker and sons of Truesdale, spent the week end at the Harley Hoeck home and with friends at Elmore. Pauline Osborn who is practice in Mason City, spent, the week end nt the home of her parents. Mr. nnd Mrs. .John Osborn. Mr. nnd Mrs. Thor Brighton and riniisriiter, Evelyn, and Mr. and Mrs. Iner Beck of Armstrone; were Sunday dinner guests of Rev. S. O. Sande. Superintendent, R. L. Rossman refereed two basket, ball games last week —one nt Fenton Tuesday night, and the other at, Armstrong Friday night. Mrs. J. E. Scully of Fort, Dodge spent Inst. week visiting n( the home of her daughter. Mrs. John Schneider. Tlw Scullys were former Seneca residents. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown and son's of near Armstrong and Mr. nnd Mrs. Otto Kellv of near Rwen City, were Sinulav dinner guests at the John Osborn home. Hnrriett Jensen was sick last week with the flu. Severn! other students are undergoing the test nnd trials of n sore arm ns a result of small pox vaccinations. Mr. nnd Mrs. John Engessor of St. Cloud. Minnesota, are visiting at the tiome of their daughter, Mrs. Mike Kennedy nnd Mr. Engessor's brother, I. F. Engessor. Mrs. J. H. Nielsen nnd daughter. Florence, nnd Mr. and Mrs. H. O Nls- scn and daughter, Clnra, from Webster City, were Sunday dinner guests nt the C. F. Nielsen home. The Seneca independent basket ball team plnycd Haifa at Seneca last Wednesday night, and the Independent. married men's team played Lono I?oek n(, Seneca the snme night. Both Seneca teams were victorious. Mr. and Mrs. August Buernstad and family attended the wedding of Mr. Biirnstnd's niece In Lotts Creek last Wednesday. Luelln Buernstrul was a waitress at the six o'clock dinner reception given by the bride's parents. Mrs. Wm. Klein, mother of Mrs. Joe Lynch died Friday night at tho home of her daughter in Waterloo. She wns burled at the Claholic cemetery in Bancroft Monday. Mrs. Klein was well known in this community BS she was an old settler here. The assessor. Chris Dnhl, has been busy collecting his needed information for this year's assessment. An ndded amount of work hns been given to tho assessor this year. That is to find the size of all the farm buildings. on the place and their approximate age. Funeral services were held Thursday in Bancroft for Arnold Schumacher, the nineteen year old son of John Schumacher, who was seriously injured while sawing lu tin Larson crew ne The Fcnton Methodist Brotherhood with the aid of the Ladies' Aid are giving a Father and Son banquet on Tuesday night. Many Scnccans are expected to attend ns the main speaker, Dr. Bond who is now located at Storm Lake, helped to build the church which formerly wns in Seneca township. He also held many services In . country school houses throughout the county. The F. M. 'Christiansen farm sale held last Tuesday was well attended and everything sold well. The most interesting feature of the sale was an auction blanket sale held Immediately ber with the Marear Bancroft. blankets were sold and with the last article sold which was a silk bedspread, was given a good looking colt. Joe Madden bought the bedspread and also received the colt. The students of the Seneca school took the semester examinations last week Thursday and Friday. Those in high school exempt in all subjects were as follows: Ehvyn Godden, sophomore; Mildred Goetsch, senior. Several more would have been exempt In all but because of absence and deportment. The only course to be changed is business arithmetic to bookkeeping taken by the juniors and seniors. make your%| DOUBLE-EDGE RAZOR (old or new model) BE HER RAZOR - or your money back I FOR TEN +/\J fOR five Guaranteed by PROBAK CORPORATION AuloSliop Safety Rotor Co., IM.. N. Y. C V^ BUILD NOW MATERIALIZE YOUR T/RKA1\I HOME! With building costs If) per cent lower limn ihis same nionlli last year and at ilieir lowest level for years to come, you will want to grasp this opportunity io Imild that new home you've; 'boon thinking about or modernize your old one. Lot's get together on those plans now and take advantage of building costs that won't be denied. SEE Geo. L. Miller Builder of Algona's First Model Home. Phone 753 Estimates Cheerfully Furnished. vwk •eom>»»xto:o»:o»^^ Pure Sorghum made in Minnesota. 10, 5 or 2^ pound cans sold at AKRE'S Maple Syrup as well goes fine with your pancakes these cold mornings.

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