The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 11, 1957 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 11, 1957
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A 'Once In Lifetime' Fire Call Algena (fa.) Upper , July 11, Bill Gustin'fe powst lawn mower eftughl fire fct 4:90 p.m. Wednesday, Jufc* 26, wid Algdfla's firemen raced to the scene as they would after receiving any fire call. The above photo shows what the firemen found — the mower blazing away furiously on the Gustin front lawn. An Upper Des Moines photographer, always attempting to give readers a "different" type of news picture, got a photo just as the firemen approached, and came up with probably the first published shot of a burning la^yn mower. Several seconds -later, Algbna's latest fire was ended successfully as the blaze was extinguished. Fortunately damage was limited to the Gustin lawn mower. (UDM Newsfoto-Engraving) Sweo City To Blacktop Streets This Summer Swea Cliy — The town council Tuesday approved recoaling several blocks of blacktop streets. The work will be done this sum* mer, according to Mayor E. L. Hanson. Two new streets have been laid out this summer and the preliminary grading has been done. One Is located a block south of Reynolds Park, one block in length. The other runs east and west along the south corporate limits, three blocks in length. Both new streets enter K road on the east. Return From West Mayor and Mrs E. L. Hanson nnd Mrs Fern Peterson returned this week from a month's trip through the northwestern states vnd British Columbia. On June 10 they attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr Hanson's tusU'r, and her husband, Mr and Mrs S. L. Lamoraux in ICulispell, Mont. In Kirkland, Washington, they visited with former Swca Cityans, Mr and Mrs James Vaux and the Robert llaglunds. The Swea Cityans took the boat trip to Victoria, also visited Glacier and Yellowstone Parks, and the Black Hills. Swea-Harrison" Club The meeting of the Swea- Harrison 4-H club was held Monday, July 1, at the home of Duane Jensen with Arnie Linde and Ronnie Linde assisting. A 4-H sign is to be west of town on the Clifford McGregor farm. Billy Wiskus opened the oro- gram with a report on his nhort course trip to Ames. Jim Harclt and Ronnie Linde then spoke on their 4-H trip to district camp at Clear Lake. Larry Torino next spoke on the discussion topic. A demonstration was given by Jim Kaltvcd and Kenny Kaltved also gave a demonstration. Maurice Anderson 'gave -a talk Showing Reverence to Our Flag. Mrs Jensen and Mrs Linde served lunch. Auxiliary Installs American Legion Auxiliary held installation of officers Tuesday evening, with Mrs Fern Peterson, Kossuth County Auxiliary chairman, as installing officer. Those who will serve for the coming year are Mrs Kenneth Kollasch, president; Mrs Jean Tague and Mrs Richard O'Grecn, vice presidents: Mrs Curtis Kluger, secretary; Mrs J. A. Sanftner, treasurer; Mrs O. R. Person, chaplain; Mrs A, M. Kollasch, historian; Mrs Maurice Kollasch, sergeant-at-arms; Mrs Robert Mortensen, assistant-at-arms; executive committee, Mrs George K. Nelson, Mrs A. J. Bilsborough, and Mrs Adolph Mortensen. Delegates nominated to the state convention opening in Des Moines July 2324 were Mrs Kenneth Kollasch, Mrs Curtis Kluger, and Mrs Maurice Kollasch; alternates were Mrs Edward Anderson, Mrs Adolph Mortensen, and Mrs A. M. Kollasch. Sharon PatterSon, the unit's delegate trt^H'awkeye Girls State, made a report on her trip. Discussing the Federalist and Nationalist election campaigns, Sharon commented. "I had never realized that politics could be so interesting." Hostesses were Mrs Vernon Boes, Mrs Leonard Swanson, and Mrs Don Koons. 1 fc LONE ROCK NEWS Mr and Mrs Andrew Thomsen attended the funeral of Cl;»ude Maxwell at Maxwell, Iowa, Sunday. Mr Maxwell was killed in an accident in An/ona, Mr and Mrs Leo Schmidt, Mi and Mrs Ben Schmidt, Mr and Mrs Bob Schmidt, Mr and Mrs Fred Schmidt, Mr and Mrs Martin Mc.-ycr and families were guests Sunday in Fairmont at the Robert Schmidt Sr. homo in honor of his iiSth birthday. Mr and Mrs Harry Kurt/- of Lake .Mills, WLs. aro hero this week visiting at the Schmidt homes. Mr and Mr:? Harry Kurt/ of Lake Mills, WLS. visited Monday with the Fred Schmidt family About 12% of the fires in th« linked --States' ar« e^ujsedf by tin; ''""• NOTES OP SERVICE MEN FoM Gordon, Ga. — Pvt. Ralph L. Morlehsen, son of Mr and Mrs Adolph A. Mortensen, Swea City, Iowa, recently completed the supply specialist's course at trie Army's Southeastern Signal School, Fort Gordon, Ga. The eight-week course trained Mortensen in supply operations, item identification, stock control, storage and the fundamentals of typing. Mortensen entered the Army in December 1957 and completed basic training at For Chaffee, Ark. A 1953 graduate of Swea City High School, he attended Mankato State Teachers College, Man- kalo, Minn. • * * For! Chaffee, Ark.—Pvt. Terry G. Schutjer, son of Clarence Schutjer, Wesley,' Iowa, was graduated June 28 from the eight week Administration School at Fort Chaffee, Ark. Schutjer received instruction in typing, filing, and Army clerical procedures. •» tlgfc*vas graduated from Titon- 'ka Consolidated High School. Fort lUley, Kan. — Sidney C. Skaar, 20, son of Mr and Mrs Lars Skaar, Swea City, Iowa, is receiving six weeks of ROTC summer training at Fort Riley, Kan., with members of the State University of Iowa cadet program. Cadet Skaar, a labor and industrial management major at the university, is scheduled to complete the training Aug. 3. SkiiMr is a 1954 graduate of Grant Township High School in Ledvard. Aberdeen Proving tSround, ME. —Specialist Third Ciass Thomas .D. Can-oil, 22. son of Mr and Mrs Dennis Carroll, LuVerne, recently was graduated from the 16- week automotive repair course at the Army's ^Ordnance School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Specialist Carroll entered tho Army last March. A 1953 graduate of Corwith •High School, he was a farmer before entering the Army. Haack-Smith Nuptials, June 30 At Livermore Itmnanuel Lutheran church in Livermore was the setting for a very impressive candlelight wedding, Sunday, June 30,' of Miss Geraldine Hnack, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ernest Haack, and Lloyd Jerry Smith, sou of Mi and Mrs Lloyd Smith of Des Moines, formerly uf Lu Verne. The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Donald Ilwk. Mis Ervin Emiek, sister of the bride was matron of honor and Phyllis Mackintosh was bridesmaid. Ted Wilhite of Corwith, cousin of the groom, served as best man. Groomsman was Ervin Emiek of Ringsted. Miriam Mackintosh was flower girl. Brad Foth and Greg Ernick, nephews of the bride were ring- bearers. Soloist was Sheryl Torkelson of Ringsted who sang, "O Perfect Love" and "The Lurd'f Prayer." Ushers were Wendell Willret* of Burt, cousin of the bride, and Vernon Hanselrnan of LuVerne, friend of the bridegroom. Mrs Janine Berte was in charge of the guest book. A reception was held <in the Fellowship Hall following the ceremony for 175 relatives and The four ti^rod cnkr> \r?--. cut by Mrs Be.ri Wibb^n. ;M"i! of the tri'le. Mrs Bill HrUK-k ;m;l Mr.-; R. Wnirett aunts of the bride, poured. Waitress wore Lorraine- Skow, Karen Rut?, and ,lo Anti Stiltz. The kitchen committee was Mrs Dennis Skow, Mrs Ernest Logue, Mrs Bob Blumer and Mrs Hermnn Larson. Mrs Srr.ith is n graduate nf the Livermore high school and until recently was employed in DOE Moines". Mr Smith urndunted from the Lu Verne high school nnd 'entered the nnvy. After a borieymoori nnd leave, tho couple will drive to Alamedn. Calif., where the bridegroom is stntion- pd. Burt News Mr find Mrs Raymond Lnvrrnz aro pa rents of a daughter born at St. Ann hospital, Algona Wednesday afternoon, June 10. The baby hns been named Ruth Helen rtncl she hns two brother?:. Mrs Helen Weiske and Mr and Mrs Fred Lavrenz arc the grandparents. Mr and Mrs James Ollom are great grandparents to the little miss. Mr find Mrs J .L. Miller were visited recently by the former's sister. Mrs Vince Brannnn and son Mark of Marocsibo, Venezuela. Mr and Mrs C. E. Miller of Estherville spent Tuesday hen; and Mrs Brannan and son accompanied them to Burl. Mr and Mils Melbourne Mansmith and three children of Alsip. Illinois spent Sunday and Monday with the former's mother, Mrs Bertha Mansmith. They all visited the West Bend Grotto Monday afternoon and 'were supper guests at the Phil Puffer home in Cnrwith. IF IT'S NEWS"- WE~WANT~I? D. 0. F. I. ARNIE J. RICKLEFS Doctor of Financial Ills. 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