The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 27, 1957 · Page 44
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 44

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 27, 1957
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This Week WE're ON oUr WAy tO aLGoNa, iOway FoR 'RldiKAIus dAZe' KOmiNg JULy 12tH aNd 13Th!?'l; «~Algona (la.) Upper Del Main** JuM 27, Whittemore Minnesota i ' ' ' By Art Heidenwiih . •* Whiliemore .— When George Hamilton wrote the Iowa Corn song he had foresight' which is 'an honor to our state and also- to bur crops and our soil.; ' The writer drove over 500 mites through southern arid central Minnesota, Saturday and Sunday. At Jackson, Minn.,' many farms' wSre soaked with water in the fields. This continued until we got to Worthington, Minn, where, farms in the lower 'areas were also covered to way beyond Mqfn 16 video, Minn, about t \ ;nty aniles Enroute to .Fergus Falls, iw.e. traveled through Marshall; tklitin I Here the town was cpmpjeteiy flooded,, water gushing .across ftiain street! two feet deep and- pn (he south side of |he .street /vye saw two cars in water one the front part of .the .top : , showed Only about five 'inches ^rifl in tfte next block -the 'w.^{er';was 1n;gri enough to run irt the windows. The National Guard weje all along the highway o'ri the main street, and the . beautfiul park was a large lake of water and ^as still rising. Sands bags wefe used .to keep toe w^tej- out of the business places arid water was pumped from, cellar? in the business places and residential sections. Saturday night Marshall had apother ZVt inches of rain. At Redwood Falls, the Redwood river was on a tirnpa'ge and out of its bank and 'pv'er a half mile wide flooding homes and low land. We here in Iowa and especiali ly in Kossuth county and the s,urrounding territory live ' In paradise, as on our trip going; on two different routes 'we slaw thousand upon thousands of acres under water and what land wasn't under water could not be clultivated as some of the fields were completely ruined, corn and Qats and flax rotted, and most ot the corn wasn't over five inches tali, and there wasn't a field of oats that was headed out. Only last year the southern part of Minnesota was hit by a severe hail storm and lost all their farm crop. It's a sad sight to see so much of their crop ruined again. Ralph Sebers accompanied by his grandparents, Mr and Mis Arthur Heidenwith and Mr and Mrs Herbert Potratz and son Dean and Miss Anna Maahs of hero. Mr and Mrs John Maahs of Emmetsburg drove to Fergus Falls, Minn., Saturday, Mr Edward Maahs and sons Edward Jr. and Everett of here, and Mr and Mis Herman Maahs of Emmetsburg, Mr and Mrs George Meyet accompanied by Mr and Mrs Herman Voigt of Whittemore. also went to Fergus Falls, Sunday morning where they attended the golden wedding anniversary of Mr and Mrs William Maahs in Fergus Falls, held at the home ot their son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Clare Shuck. Mr and Mrs Maahs are sister and brother of the above mentioned. Mr and Mrs George Maahs and family of here. Mr and Mrs Milford Gade and family of West Bend, Mr and Mrs Merlyn Dietrich and family of Rodman and Mr and Mrs Ronnie 'Petti! and daughter Sandy of Cylinder, drove to Ames the former going Saturday afternoon and the latter three families left Sunday morning to celebrate the f'Un wedding anniversary of Mr and Mrs Ronald Emery in Ames. Mis Emery is .the former Eileen Maahs, daughter of Mr and Mrs George Maahs. They also visited with Erwin Kuecker a brother of Mrs George Maahs who is a patient in the Iowa Methodist hospital in Des Moines. Mr Kuecker who was in a auto accident north of Osage, suffered a severe leg injury and has been hospitalized several times and under the removal of ball iii the socket of his hip. He will have to use crutches for at least six months. Mr Kuecker was u former Whittemore boy and grew to manhood here and attended the Whitte- ipore schools and later moved to folks Visit Areas . '' Mr and Mrs Arthur Zabcl and daughter, Joanne, and • Mrs Rosa';,Zabel fif.West Allis, Wis- consin'Visited at the home of Mr and Mrs Louis Btaatz, from last \^ee.k' 'Monday Until Saturday when 'they went to Waterloo to vfsjl:. with .'Mr, Shd Mrs Carl Struecker.' ' Thursday > evening they visited, with Mr and Mrs Arthur' Heidenwith. Mrs Rosa Zabel .Is & sister of.Mr Braatz and a tbusin of Mr Heidenwith. : -Mr,ahd Mrs William Meyer Sr. aridi ijlrs Mathilda Meyer of here vlSited''.at the. home of Mr and Mfst.'Hugo' .Oade in Algona, Sunday aiterhooij.' ,. . Mr.and Mrs Alfred Mqyer and son Roger,) Mrs Mathilda Meyer of' Herd, Mr and Mrs Elmer pu'hrikc arid daughter Jeanett afad son Evjerett of Lbttg Creek, ^jr and Mrs. '-'Erwin Bruhn, Mr an'd ''Mrs .Riphard Preston and. family and ; . Mr . and Mrs Henry BrEfhrV gathered at the. home of Mp' :; arid Mrs Alfred B,ruhn at Cylinder Friday evening to cele- bjrate" the birthday of Alfred Brpjin. . .' Jlrower Honors Mary Kennedy, June 26 Bride , Swea, Jc Eagle— Mary Kennedy was given a miscellaneous shower 1 -Thursday night, June 20, ai St. Mary's Catholic church parlprp, Armstrong. The bride received many useful gifts. A large number of her friends were hostesses who provided entertainment and served lunc.heon. Mary, daughter 'of Mr 'and Mrs Ed Kennedy and Albert Kahlar of Bancroft were married June 38. They will' live on farm near Bancroft. At BaptUt Camp MrS Glen, Clark, Mrs John A. Erickson and' Mrs Emit Larson attended the 24th annual House Party of Iowa Baptist Women, Saturday, and Sunday held at Baptist Assembly, Iowa Falls. £>prlene Mino' accompanied the women to Iowa Falls and was a'visitor at Rev. and Mrs Peters Ufltil Sunday afternoon when she went to attend Junior Camp Mrs, Lowell Larson returned with the women Sunday. She left-Thursday for Iowa Falls. Mrs Lai-son Is a State Officer of Iowa Baptist Women and went to attend a State Board meeting. At 4-H Conclave Betty Clark of Swea Sunbeam Club; Judy Pavik of Eagle, Eaglettes; Beverly Wateibury of Grant, Go Getters returned home Saturday afternoon from Amos. where they were delegates from their clubs at the State Girl's 4-H convention. Club Tpur Held The Swea-Harrison 4-H club members ,their parents and other family members held their annual club tour Monday meeting at the ,A- C, Pavik home and viewing all dub members' projects. A picnic dinner was held at noon at Reynolds Park, Swea City, . Jim, and Mik'e Dolan and Jim's fiancee, Miss Norma Molander of Fort Dodge, were weekend visitors; of the boy's mother, Mrs Jaiiiies Dolan. Jiin and Mike are students at Iruva Sta.te .University, Iowa City. Saturday evening Mike left by train from Algona for Cleveland, Ohio, where he will be employed for the summer in the personnel department of the Ford factory. Jim is employed for the summer at the Fort Dodge Packing Plant and the T. V Station. Mr and Mrs P, A. Holcomb left week ago Sunday to visit relatives in Iowa and Nebraska and where Mr Holcomb was a delegate from the Iowa Confer- once of the Lutheran Augustane. Synod meeting , at Oinuha, Neb. They returned Monday. Mr and Mrs Reubm Holcomb became parents of a son born Sat- uiuay night at Holy Family hospital, Estherville. The baby was still-born and graveside services Were held 1:30 p.m. Sunday ai the Lutheran cemetery. M and Mrs Dettmer Thompson visited their friends, Mr and Mrs Albert Olson, Forest City, Sunday afternoon. Mr and Mrs Merlin Larson and daughters Linda and Cristie and Mrs Ida Larson of Fairmont were Friday night dinner guests of Mr and Mrs Francis Torine. Linda who has been visiting her grandmother, Mrs Ida Larson visited Tuesday and Wednesday at the Torine home. Mr and Mrs Francis Torine and Larry, Mr and Mrs Perry Torine and Son Lyle of Bancroft, Mr and Mrs Fred Hudson and children of Fort Dodge, Mr ana Mrs John Guy Dexter, Minn., Mi and Mrs Howard Nagel and children Sherlyn, Robert and Mark, Sherburn, Minn, and Mr and Mrs Art Wade and son Joe of Fairmont held a picnic dinner at Emmons, Minn. Sunday noon. The occasion was a family get- get-together for Lyle Torine, who is home on furlough from the navy. Lyle will soon return to California. Florence Erickson entered Estherville hospital last week Friday for treatment of a strep throat. ' Gene Thompson and James Antoine, Bancroft attended the wedding Sunday afternoon of a friend, Royce Larson, Newell The boys were college classmates at Ames. Paul Engen Now In New Duties At Ringsted, la. Ringiied — Paul Engen of Wesley has been employed by the Ringsted Co-operative Creamery and assumed his duty as buttermaker Monday, June 17. Mr Engen plans to move his family to Ringsted as soon as suitable quarters can be found for his wife and two daughters, Nadine, 9 years old and Carrie, 19. Carrie is employed by the Northwest Telephone Co. at Des Moines, and at the present time is recuperating from an operation at home. Mr Engen is very active in public affairs and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, and Captain of a champion bowling team for the last 12 years. The family belong to the Methodist Church. Mr Engtn was employed by Mr Kiilsholm of Wesley in 192b arid he was instrumental in building the creamery into one of leaders of this territory. Grandson Enters Ministry, June 4 Whittemore — Mr and Mrs William Meyer Sr. of here are the proud grandparents of a grandson, Edward Meyer, who graduated from the ministry, June 4, in the Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. Edwaid is the son of Mr and Mrs Martin Meyer. Mr Meyer is a former Whittemore boy and was employed with the Whittemore Farmers Co-opjrative Creamery here before moving to Garner. Rev. Meyer graduated in a class of 174. He has completed eight years of training for the ministry of the Lutheran church, Missouri Synod, and has accepted appointment as pastor of the Trinity Lutheran in Valonia. Indiana, and the Good Shepherd Lutheran church in Medora, Ind. He is 24 and is married to Melba Meyer of Arenzville, 111. LEDYARD NEWS Ann Egesdal, daughter of Mr and Mrs C. L. Egesdal, left Monday for Fairmont where she has enrolled in De Lyle's Beautj Academy. Fred Munyer and son and Edward Looft returned home on Monday from a trip to Rugby, North Dakota where they visited Mr Munyer's brothers and sisters. Mr and Mrs Don Krause were called to Texas early last week to attend the funeral of a relative. Ledyard Girl In Minn. U. Concert Monday Ledyard — Sandra Willadsen 9, daughter of Supt. and Mrs Leo Willadsen, appeared Monday in the "Tpn Pinnn and Solr Concert", which was the grand finale of the annual Minnesota Teacher's Association Convention in Northrup auditorium on the- University of Minnesota campus Miss Willadsen is a student o' Mrs Charles Faugust, formerly o. Swea City and, was named to'ap- pear in the concert following thf Minnesota state music contes; this spring. Mr and Mrs Mike Munyer and daughter of Minneapolis were Sunday guests at the home of ivm Mary Bashara and family. . Mrs Eugene Saltow of Newark. N. J. and Mrs Roy Jacobs of Guernsey came Friday to visit at the home of their brother, John Hartshorn. Mr and Mrs E. A. Carpenter John and Ann, and Shirley Udstuen went to Fort Dodge Sunday where they were dinner guests of Mrs Carpenter's aunt at Friendship Haven. Mr and Mrs William Klinksr and Gary went to Okoboji Sunday where they met Mrs Klinker's parents, Mr and Mrs Chris Anderson of Primghar, for a picnic. Maxine Busch of Minneapolis spent the weekend at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Alfred Busch. Mr and Mrs Carlin Egesdal went to Bemidji, Minn,, for several days last week, Mr and Mrs Harold Herzog and family went to Hampton Sunday to attend the Herzog- Krueger reunion. Mr and Mrs Ted Green and family and Mrs Wrh. Green went to Okoboji last week to visit at the Henry Herzog home. Mr and Mrs Everett Thompson and family went to Waterloo Friday to visit her. parents. . Carol Jorgenson, daughter of Mr and Mrs Murl Jorgeneon, came home Sunday after spending two weeks visiting her grandmother, Mrs Lillian Worth- mgton, at Lone Rock. ; PJV Monday the following ;girl£. 'went to Medicine Lake, Minn., to spend the week at Red Rock Bible Camp: Judy, Betty and Nancy Herzog, Ann Carpenter, Joann Wentworth, Gretchen Looft, Karen Darnell, Donna and Alice Ingebritson. Mrs Fred Dutton and Mrs Marie Halvorson arrived home Friday from Waterloo. She also visited at the home of her sister and family, the John Folkers. Mrs Halvorson spent the week with her daughter, Mrs Paul Wilson. Mr and Mrs Leo Willadsen and Sandra spent the weekend in Minneapolis. On Friday afternoon a group of friends gathered at the home of Mrs D. B. Mayer to help Mrs Elizabeth Anderson celebrate her 80th birthday. The afternoon was spent visiting and many lovely gifts were given to Mrs Anderson. Lunch was served by the hostess. The Esther Circle of the Methodist W.S.C.S. will meet Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs, D. A. Carpenter. The Mary Circle will meet that evening at 7:30 at the homo of Mrs Henry Frey. Mr and Mrs Charles Hilfcrty went to Mason City Wednesday to visit his sister, Mrs Frank Perkins, who is seriously ill. Mr and Mrs J. F. Sullivan, Jeremiah and Madonna went to Minneapolis Wednesday to meet their son, Patrick, who arrived from Seattle, Wash. He has completed basic training and will spend his furlough visiting at home. Mr and Mrs Harold Wentworth j arc the parents of a baby girl born Wednesday, Juno 19, a; Blue Earlh hospital. She weighed 10 pounds, 13 ounces and has been named Brcndu Jean. Mr and Mrs Lawrence M:.iyne ki't last Tuesday alter spending several weeks visiting at the Ervin Klinksiek home and with other relatives in the community. Mr and Mrs J. F. Sullivan and family spent the weekend -in Morns, Minn, visiting at the home of their daughter and son-in-law. Mr and Mrs J. T. Whitcomb. Interior Views of New Store LOOKING FROM FRONT ENTRANCE IN DIAMOND'S NEW STORE THIS PHOTO TAKEN FROM BALCONY AT REAR OF NEW STORE New Store On State Street Doors Open 8:00 a.m. Every Morning This Week For Celebration The business history of Diamond's in Algona has been interrupted on a number of occasions by "movas io a new loca- Hon" . . . end as the announcement is made of the local firm's Grand Opening celebration, being held this week and next in their fine new store, Phil Diamond exclaimed: "This is, trur final and LAST MOVE, this is at last our parmanenl store." Now Permanently Located After doing business for several years in the frame structure which was smoke-damaged in the Smoke Shop fire, and being forced to move from there io the Kbhlhaas building on Dodge street, and from there after their lease ran out at that location, to other temporary quarters on Thorington street. Diamond's is now at last happily quartered in their new store, which they purchased from John Swarlz this spring. Grand Opening This Week It is here, in this location next to the Security State Bank that Diamond's is throwing a big opening celebration this week, the news of which is given in detail on the adjoining page. According to Phil Diamond, the greatly enlarged space of the new Diamond's enables the firm to carry a vastly increased stock — a fact that will be instantly apparent to Grand Opening visi- ^ors. The present store was en- firely repainted, new fixtures added, and over past weeks the store's merchandise inventory has been almost doubled. Open at 8:00 A.M. This Week Diamond's issues a cordial invitation to all to attend their big , Grand Opening, and doors will open at 8:00 A.M. sharp every day this week. The store will also be open Friday evening, and the opening event will continue through next week. Diamond Also Rebuilding Store Next To Smoke Shop The building next to the Smoke Shop, known familiarly for many years as the Setchell building, and which was the original location for. Diamond's in Algona, was recently purchased by I. E, Diamond, Fort Dodge, father of Phil Diamond. The frame structure is now being torn down and a new brick building, 22 x 100 feet, is to be erected on the site. According to Mr Diamond, the new building froni will match the present Smoke Shop in design, and ihe interior layout will be similar. The rebuilding contract is being handled by E. E. (Bud) Robinson, and it is expected that the new building, which is 'open' fer prospective tenants, will be ready for occupancy in 45 to 60 days. Phone CY 4-3535 — Your Newspaper Milwaukee Road Taking Pictures The Milwaukee Koad is launching a program of aerial picture taking of its property in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota. Purpose of the program is to provide belter .service to industries seeking locations along the railroad. Milwaukee Road industrial sites in the Chicago arej, Terre Haute, D i-s Moines, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Aberdeen. S. D., ulso in about 100 towns located between terminals will be photographed, according to the announcement. IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT~n TRUIT- OF-THE- LOOM' sends hearty congratulations to 'S OF ALGONA, IOWA We taks genuine pride in the fact that "Fruit-Of-The-Loom" products, known from coast to coast for their quality, are being featured in Diamond's new store in Algona. V/e wish Diamond's all success in the fulura, and a long life in the fin« Iowa community of Algona. NEW YORK, N. Y. Prizes & Gifts Galore For Grand Opening Visitors Besides finding themselves surrounded by a 'raft of bargains', visitors io Diamond's new store during their Grand Opening will be presented with a Free Gift, and also may register for a plentiful supply of free door prizes, which the Diamond firm is giving away as a Grand Opening feature. Registration can take place every day, in other words, you can "sign up" whenever you are in the new store. It is planned to post the names of the day's winners each night in the store, so next day's visitors will know "who's lucky." Diamond's new store has attractions in the way of merchandise for every member of the! family — from fishing gear for the men, to thermos picnic jugs fojr the ladies. Read The Want Ads - It Pays! RAUH'- ' TOPS IN SPORT SHIRTS sends warm congratulations to DIAMOND'S OF ALGONA, IOWA We're a long ways from the "scene of activity out there m Alqona, but that doesn't mean we at Rauh Shirt Co. can't wish you the best. We hope the new Diamond store will grow and prosper greatly over the years. RAUH SHIRT CO. CINCINNATTI, OHIO t • • TO THE DIAMONDS Congratulations On Your New Store and On Your State Street Rebuilding Project E. (Bud) Robinson CONTRACTOR-BUItPER Algona, Iowa

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