The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 6, 1931 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 6, 1931
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f he t^per D 68 Moin^Republican. May 6. mi LOCAL BAPTISTSCELEBRATElHEIR ZOtli AMVEfiSARY Was Founded in Algona in I ~T~' ! ^""^ ~ ! ~ I-- . t . ***** began his work January' IP, r—- ._ . ..... . ' April, 1861, at Residence 1 - ' '•- >;cf l '\W*T war, hThal ^etf^Tm &^"&t jf''' Vtf ^^ .««..._. A .' -,',-: period of readjustments. One nf the 5 ' ' ' *E Was Founded in Algona in April, 1861, at Residence of Luther Rist. MARY R1ST RECEIVED FIRST BAPTISM, Rev. .IVank Wcbctw is. the Fjrescnl Pastor. Membership is Jost AboVe Two Hundred Mark. For months the wark war clouds had hung low over our fair land. Then the storm broke when on the 12th of April, 1861, the Confederate General Kpnilfarvn ntj a .3 «-. — -»' ^^v-iivim .oeHuregara nrea on Fort Sumter A month and six days later, twelve hiin- S^^H 03 ^ e . st by northwest, in the peacefully but thinly settled state of thT"™ llttle vllla * e of Algona, known as the Regular Baptist church Was organized. The First Baptism. y years ago a little „.„,„ „, , T . r Baptists met at the residence of Luther Rist for the purpose of forming themselves into an organized body of worshippers to be known as a Baptist church. Three Baptist ministers, xtev. o. A. Holmes, Rev. L. L. Fisk, SS«ti R f V u Wm . > J- s P arks - representing 5. ? £L churches at Webster City, Min era! Ridge and North Union, were present to assist in the organization. Mr Holmes was elected moderator, and A B. Mason, clerk. Mr. Sparks offered prayer. The articles of faith were read by the moderator, and the following persons became constituent members of the new church: Riley Mason, Cecil D Mason, A. B. Mason, Sally M. Masoni Nancy c. Mason, Luther Rist, Betsy Rist,S. S. Rist, Wm. F. Hofius * EH*?beth, about $7,000. Payne. Thus the First Baptist church of Algona was born with ~ deacon and A. B. Mason following dav the church met'for wo'r- Rlst was received was the first bap- Kr™« "r *u" "rv or e an lzed church. None of the original members remain. The last to go was Mrs. Mary A. Ho- flus who was called home twelve vears ago this summer. Effected by War. Though far removed from the seat 01 war, Iowa was effocted by it and gave her full share In men and money for its victorious completion. But partly because of the war, Algona grew slowly, and the Baptist ctirch hnrt but Much credit ! and iSteJ op began his work January" 19, the close of the World ..._ng the k,,tcf«„;;,' """*•""?"'«««•• One of the outstanding event* of this pastorate was the putting over of the New World Movement campaign. Including the years 1919 to 1924 the church raised n«fJ^ m l S! l IO , ns $10m Durin « thls pastorate total contributions have been slightly in excess of $50,000. There has k!S!li a ,£_ per cenfc & in ln membership, with ninety-eight baptisms., The present membership is Just above the two hundred mark, (206). This is only a brief outline of the history of the churth by pastorates. Much more might be said of the faith*„ an l ?5 olc work which ha * been done by the officers and members of the church. The present value of the property is about $21,000. The church is out of debt, harmonious, and faces tne next seventy years unafraid. An Ideal Day. Sunday, May 3rd, was an Ideal day. At the morning hour the pastor, Rev Frank H. Webster, of the Baptist church delivered the anniversary ser- J1 T^ ls , subJect beln *' "Achievements and Ideals." At its close the Lord's! Supper was observed. Rev. Frank An- T of Des Moines, and Rev. of Assam, India, assisting Another —--' YES SIR! We Like Algona I In fact we like it so well and have received such nice courteous treatment in your town that we arc opening an electric store in the building formerly occupied by the Ed. Holecek Radio Shop and will be 7 J.^p in i?o/ !tev !; ns became pastor 0" fh r ,, 'J 894 ' and on the 24th d ay of the following month was ordained, Rev. th'p nrrtln M" ° f ^ MOllleS Poaching the ordination sermon. He closed hte work December 16, 1895. Six tlzed during ' were were rendered by the lo. of Carl, Elmer, and Frank I Isenberg of. th e Free Mission Church of East Chain, Minnesota, and Sam Link of Swea City. These visitors were "-" received. Rev. John Firth, broth- to the local pastor, and Pastor. . ., •> -i »J96, the church met| sen '- ^ e was followed by Rev w J ri?nr,oH le £ ture r°°ni for a New Year's Ro °inso n of Storm Lake, whose fa'th- nv»nf A » wa ! a very en JoyaMe Boclal er was one of the early pastors at Al- event. After dinner a business meet- S° na - and who was himself both 11- was held In the auditorium and censed and ordained by the local Bap- Summer Cleaning and Dyeing Service Nowadays, it is the mark of a wise man or woman to have old idothes cleaned. To find a ser- rtce that will protect the fabrics and not mar the design or 'hang' of a garment is not the easiest of summer problems. There fore, if you put your clothes into pur hands, you may be sure of the best of treatment and the speediest of service. Popular prices. ELK CLEANERS Phone 330—We Deliver. Corner of Dodge and Call Sts. were held usually in the homes of the various members, Luther Rist A B Mason, W. F. Hofius, James Henderson and later C. M. Dickerson, opened their homes for its meetings. At times the city hall was used. had' JEV? """I 1864 that the church naa its first regular pastor in the person of Rev. Wm. Leggett. He remained fpv a T? Ut ^ ^ a f' and was foll °wed by £ i u°; Kain ln 1866 ' the church services being held in his home church he M^y th 1866, ni lt' w^rSolwd * t°' 500." The work of securino- fun, were received by letter. Rev. D. M. Stiles was the next pastor A noteworthy event in this pastorate was the Roll Call and Dinne?,Satur! day September 24th, 1898, and the Joh V n CeA C £ 6 f 0l £ W ' me da * w&ea H™ n« H f ?arl, then Pastor of the First Baptist church of Waterloo, delivered an excellent address, after which he Jed in securing pledges for $2,000 on the church debt. That afternoon Dr. •H- L. Stetson delivered an impressive fr^° n ^ on " The Relation of the Church nL£ e c ° mmunity -" That evening the ttL admtol f^ red the ordinance of h!PJH™ 1 , Another similar service was held durine this nacfr,™^ December in Evening Service. At the evening service, Mrs. Oeo. M I Hoflus read a condensed history of the church during its first seventy years after which Rev. Frank Anderson* exe ' cutlve secretary of the Iowa Baptist, convention, spoke on "Builders." Dr ""-'erson is an exceptionally interest- speaker, and was listened to with i appreciation. Monday evening the church met in Its annual Fellowship Suoper This — '"Mowed by the annual meet™ -,---.j were read from the various departments showing that good work has been done during the past year The church reports all financial obligations met, and a modest balance in the treasury. The following officers were elected: cleric, *«— "- — - Cle " I Open for Business Saturday May 9 • ' ^ .'• >.\ • •. A-' Give us a call. Come in and get acquainted. We are here to stay! jg ; i — -JiG following year Rev Jh N rf^ all , of Webster City preaching the dedicatory sermon. - ^..H. _A. Wilridge followed Mr. lS%*£J5?J' u * turn followed by as R p£to?* £ ^ . , ' uw._, .,.„.„ Vl> nfM3 boy in the parsonage and several years later came back to be licensed to preach by the old home church He I is now pastor at Storm Lake. New Church Built. Rev. W. L. Wolf came in 1886, and did good work in spite of the handicap 01 poor health. He was followed by Rev. F. M. smith, who is remembered as a man of fine culture and scholar- snip. He was followed by Rev W H Dorward, who came In 1891. it was under his heroic leadership'that the present house of worship was built. The Building committee was T. H. Conner George Slmpkins, M. B. Chapin, M. c! Bailey and G. M. Howard. Mr. Conner was employed as the architect. While the church was being built worship was held in the Congregational church and in the Swedish Methodist church The church was dedicated April 30th 1893, and on that day $3080 was pledged on the building debt. The cost was Published Magazine. Rev. C. A. Tenny commenced his work as pastor July 24, 1904. Mr. Tennv ' nnM^ b H red 5 y the s P lc y magazine puonsned, and by an innovation in the ™r nn ™,° f observ lne the Lord's Sup- Pn J*** ^ as felt to be he lPful. Dur- aa-s'ssrsssrstE "."".SuS'Vtis? 1 "™"" ------- •-«-•; Henry Fries and Jake Roher Humboldt; Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Eck- r?/ m ' %*% S A L " IJnk ' Sam Llnk - Swea City; H. N. Coffin, Albert Coffin Mrs A P°wni ^ rS ^ C \ H - Puller and M 15 A. E. Hill, Bradgate; Mr. and Mrs. J. c, Renwick; Mrs. Lee Brock" R,,th~T da "8 hter s, Nellie, Bessie and ?, ut h' Ayrshire; Mr. and Mrs H H Mathahs, Wesley; Alvis Hill, FarmVr Mi y h. Ols: Mre - Hart slg, Carlton, Michigan; Carl, Elmer and Frank Is- pnhA TO E a S t chain, Minnesota; Rev. John -AT™~- e l™?* es > an d Rev. "PAT" North Tliorington Street ic Go. "PENNY" Algona, Iowa, Dlatform rm ' NEITHER OUMAN WEAR __. RS.NORTON&SON !\\ \^ SHINGLES/ on the lee him: I Harry Barton Wed ' Wesley Girl. ner that it and showe<, „, much ability." Parsonage Erected. when Misi n '.Daughter of Mr. and years. was also a new substantial Improvements were 6 mnri» IsSIIffH TO an appreciated servirp n« o i,, n j in the various drivesT He clSsed his work October 13, 1918, to ofooen, ne of floor length, accompanied by a pret- W«J££? n l veil trimmed ^^ <™*8* blossoms, she wore white slippers and matcn ' and carried a la^ bouquet of pink roses and swe?t 5 e slippers and hose. Her bouquet made up of s .In se\'cro wuatlior ilio .sJiinglos on your lionio ])eat- UK- brunt o (: the attack. Tlwy are the. .shock ttbsorbors of a ])uil(lin^'s iic'ver-eiiding' batlle against lime ami weather and as sudi^ need to be ol 1 ihe best in-iterial. P. S. NOKTON & SON has good roofing for every tyjn- of building. \V r e suggest you visit our yard when next you decide to build or repair. E&NORTONe «—-/r>-LllMBEIV.AND COAL.,v rYTil^s^-,..^ ?>^> ^x '*W? * <- j^ KOHe^ 2/2 Q YARD THATSAOES AND SATISFIES* Missouri. Present Pastor. The present pastor, Rev. Frank H. Algona Girl Here to Visit Parents. Mrs ' L ' L - B'eakley and theu- ^ vlslting at the honw rt y s parents, Dr. and Mrs. .-„ served by her sls- ann nr-c " D" , Hau P tm ann, Lucille Balk K^SfMsariiSfi parts unknown will make their Junior and Senior Banquet at Ledyard. Ledyard, May 5. Special: The annual junior-senior banquet of the Led- ZfZ™ ^Sh school was held Saturday night in the school gymnasium. The room was beautifully decorated with oV,rf Ju S or a ^ d senlor colors ' wlth roses and other flowers used as the theme in decoration, when the seniors and faculty were invited to the dining i room only tiny candles on the ninr-o [cards lighted the room P Elmer Zielske acted, as toastmaster and the ptrts of a rose were taken as subjects for toasts. The following wal the toast program: Roots, Parents Mr Lauritzen; Stem, Teachers, Miss Williams; Leaves, Activities, Walter Miller- Petals, Finished Objects, Claude Reece! Stamens, Subjects, Anita Gelhaus- Se lection, Mary Jane Lewis; Class Prophecy, Mr. Granner; piano solo, Wilbur Gassebrock; quartet, Walter Miller Rueben Green, Jerry Barnes, and Elmer Zielske. During the dinner music was furnished by three Mexican boys from near Swea City. The sophomore boys and girls who served were Fern Lewis and Ervin Klinsiek, Winifred Friday and Marvin Junkermelep, LuMetta Reece and Paul Nitz and Erma Barslou and Kenneth Thompson. The banquet was planned and prepared by Miss Jones, the home economics teacher and the following mothers of the Juniors: Mrs. Ella Gelhaus Mrs. George Moulton, Mrs. Lou Nitz, Mrs. Lou Junkermeier, Mrs. Wm. La- Cour, Mrs. Ed. Christ, and Mrs. Richard. Zielske. Good Fight at Mason City Thursday A return to the 42-round boxing pro gram was announced Saturday " ^nu? U ?M er Joe Keily for the con™ show at the armory in Mason City on Thursday night, May 7. The card wil consists of four six rounders three fou and two threes. Headlining the can K! y^J^ 1 bout of "^ evening will be Kid 1 Lehr, Waterloo battler ant Babe Herman of Fargo, North Dako- Jh'» i™?-,*' 111 ^ Herman's debut in the local ring. J OfWaldeen of Fairmont, Minnesota "* * JL Bl -P lBd for a return engage- citv in ^^ eonard Johns °n of Forest City. In their recent encounter, John•»" slipped Joe a sleeper in the third itin , ft wWch Promises plenty HO d?^,* or the cust °mers who enjoy hard hitting from the sound of the opening gong, £s the scheduled six round™Hi etw ^. n Gordon Stewart, Dows, and Eddie Rltter, Des Moines Matchmaker Kelly stated that the Principals in the fourth six frame scrap nad not been signed Saturday, but that they would be announced early next week. The feature four rounder will see Freddie Fuller of Des Moines in actionagainst Young Casey of Waterloo. The only other four rounder theu- first iwoo uou „„ K " e season to Rodman Sun- lay by a score of 6 to 7. Swanson and Cenne were the local battery. William Walz. seven year old son of an Walz of Fenton, received a frac- u . r . e « a ,rm when he fell from a calf "hlch he was riding. The boy was tis at the McCreery hospital Sunday ie arm set. Rev. Fred Clark Spoke at Britt. CSftiARfflAIT, J^CAXAJtRH/%/% j^ "V WlLLi ™ gB '* u ' or M0 * P'»P«id bj Algona Montana-Dakota Power Companv company owns many ga Tribune: Rev. Fred J. dark, pastor of the Congregational church at Algona, was the speaker at the Forum or family night of the Congregationalists held in the dining room of the church Monday evening. Taking as his subject "What of Civilization," he went back into history to tell us of the two small countries that had contributed most to our present dav civilization-Greece with its art and education and Palestine with its Jesus and religion. He then carried the story down to date and told what is offered to save civilization. After summing up the writings of the biologists, the psychologists and other men of sc ence Rev. Clark said the only thing thai oT- fered a solution to the saving of civilization was the Christian religion. This he said, was the only thing that sought to change men's hearts and to makp them more kindly. The church has a big program and the only saving cAvJWzatldn was tjhe wiougm brought so ably by Mr. Clark. There were about a hundred out to enjoy his talk and all will be pleased to have him return again. Rev . Clark tea son tf Judge Joseph J. Clark of Roofing Prices Are Down to the Bottom^Note These Prices Slate Boll Eoofing, per square ^ —$2.00 Four-tab shingles, per square , $5,75 Diamond Point, roll roofing, per fequaro ____$2,95 Let your local contractor apply your roofW and save money. Get their prices before youHLJS? roofing outfit sign you up to a contrL^t and goTn a fishing trip with the difference, g Phone 256,

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