The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 1, 1957 · Page 5
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1 1 • S? 4 Glen Raney Retires From Postofflce After 40 Yrs. k In Soldi Contest Willie Grttfter, employee of the Gamble store here, is acting as sales manager of the store for the month of August, and is comoeting in a district and national contest. The district winner With the best record receives 10 shares of Gambles stock, and the company winner gets an all-expenses paid trip. Olen Ranay For the second time in seven months, Algona's post office crew is losing a long-time member by retirement. Glen Raney, who has been on the local- staff since March 19 ,1917, longer than any present employee, officially retired today (Thursday, August 1). Mr Raney was employed for 40 years, four months and 12 days by one boss, namely the U.S. Government, but if anyone thinks time will grow heavy on his hands, they're badly mistaken. Glen and his wife have no definite plans for the future, but there are things they would like to do and places to visit, and they probably will now ^that plenty of time is available. First of all, their daughter and son-in-law, Rev. and Mrs Robert Holzhammer and family, live at Dubuque, and frequent visits there seem to be in order. The Holzhammer children, a boy and baby girl, will undoubtedly gel plenty of attention. The Raneys would also like to travel through the south this fall, spend the winter there, then go on up the west coast into Washington and Canada and back home early next summer. Il'd a tour they've always wanted to take. Glen is a lifelong resident of this area. He was born on a farm seven miles south of Algona Oct. 1C, 1893, and attended rural school near there. He was employed in grocery stores in Algona and a violin instructor prior to joining the local post office staff in 1917. His first job ttas as a city carrier and he served in that capacity until May 15, 1918, when he joined the U. S. Navy band at Great Lakes, 111. and Newport, Rhode Island. He returned June 16, 1919 to his city carrier post here and transferred to postal clerk April 16, 1920. He was promoted to assistant postmaster Jan. 1, 1930 and held that position until today. He served under four postmasters, I. M. Finnell, S. J. Backus, J. A. , McDonald and W. W. Sullivan. Glen's off-duty hobbies and activities in the past included music and gardening. He was active for 24 years in music organizations, including the Algona Municipal Band, string ensembles and theater orchestras in Algona and in the east during World War I. He was also a member of several dance bands and directed the Algona and Britt bands for a year. He has been a member of the Masonic Lodge for more than 40 years and is a member of the American Legion and St. Thomas Episcopal church. Mr Raney has a brother, Hugh, and a sister, Mrs Newton Heiter, and several nieces and nephews living here, and many other rel- , atives scattered around the United States. Glen and Mrs Raney plan to continue residing in Algona and he has already discussed retirement activities with a former co-worker, D. P. Smith, who retired after more than 48 years in the local office last Christmas. It is probable their notes, when compared, will be advantageous to both. Mrs Paris Rites At Armstrong Swea City — Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church in Armstrong for Mrs Charles W Paris, 75, who died Thursday at Holy Family Hospital, Estherville. The Rev. A. R. Orr, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Armstrong Grove Cemetery. Lavoda June Spear was born June 23, 1882, in Moss, Tenn., and was married to Charles Paris March 3, 1905, in Bloomingtop, 111 They farmed near AHa, III-, and lived for a time in Florida, before coming to the Armstrong vicinity in 1920, where they farmed for 29 years. Upon their retirement they lived m Estheiv ville for a time; they moved to Swea City in May of this year. Surviving are her husband an*} six children, Loyd and Mrs Arnold Cheever. Armstrong; Mrs Lvle England, Fenton; and William, Charles, and Mrs Miranda Schmit, living at a distance. Tolki At Rotary The problems of the meat packing industry were discussed by Nat Bangs of Western Buyers, Algona, on the Rotary program Monday noon at the Hotel Algona. 118 At Shower Honor Rhonda Hammond, Doan ft*tft ^. A miscellaneous shower was held on Tuesday evefiinc July 23 s ift the froaft Methodist church in honor Of fthonda Hammond, who will be- eorfie the bride of James St. John on Monday evening August 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Titonka. The bride's table was decorated with flowers and a miniature trailer house and car with strea- mers from the trailer house and' car to a miniature bride alia groom standing in double silver bands. The serving table was decorated with the bride's colors blue and white and vases of flowetl. Mrs June Goldman and Mrs HoftB Buffington poured. Phyllis Smith had charge of the guest book. Mrs Robert Boleneus was master of ceremonies. She intro* duced the bridal party and each one of the gueets introduced themselves giving their own name and where from. There wefe 118 present. The program included a monologue by Mrs Ray Cunningham, a duet sung by Marcene Hanna and feharon Smith accompanied by Betty Carlson on the piano and a pcem about the life history of Rhonda was read by Mrs Juhe Goldman. The bride was assisted in opening her many lovely gifts by her cousins and school friends and then they were passed on to the guests. Refreshments were served by the following hostesses; Mrs Robert Boleneus, Mrs Ross Buffing- tnn, Mrs Gordon Davidson. Mrs Harvey Larson, Mrs Elsa Cunningham, Mrs Fred Asa, Mrs Lee Ivilcy, Mrs Neoma Hansen, Mrs Ted Hoover, Sr., Mrs Mary Young, Mrs Faye Hutchison, Mrs Sylvin Hanna, Mrs Hazel Carroll, Mrs Guy Carlson. Miss Marcone Hanna, Miss Betty Carlson, Miss Sharon Smith, Mr* Bradford Buffington and Miss Shifley Arftdorfet. Mrs Hiko Karats Burial Friday Swfea Cify — Mrs Hiko Kaitls, 68, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, July 24, at her home 8*4 miles north of here, just across the Minnesota line. Death was attributed to a stroke. Eka Johanna Klooster was born July 18, 1889, in Webster City, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Karl Klodlter. She was united in marriage to Hiko Karels oft June thetwtef, Augu*» 1, Alffdfte (la.) Upp«f Ort 12, 1912 At the Church in Kamrar. Before coming to the Suvea City area in 1936, the family farmed near Webster City for 24 years. Mrs Karels is survived by her husband, six sons end two daughters. The children are Karl. Maftkato; Hertry, Rapidan; Bernard, Andrew, Johnnie, and Richard,, at home; Mrs Fred Johftsofl, Ledyard; and Mrs Oeo. Patterson, Delavan. There are 21 grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters also survive. They are Tony Klooster, Algona; John Klooster, Ledyard; Mrs Albert Johnson, Waterloo; and Mrs Jennie Mind- erks, ttamfar, , Mrs Karels had been a member of the Presbyterian Church at Kamrar. She was a member e! the VJT.W. Auxiliary, 9wea City, funefal services wet* held Friday afternoon at the E St. R. Church, Ledyard* with the ttev. Victor Vriesen, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Ledyard, and Curtis Funeral Home of Swea City woa in charge of arrangements. Dinosaurs ranged from house cat size to monsters 90 feet long weighing 40 torts. STOGKUP HERE/ RATHS BLACKHAWK Ektra Lean — Fully Cooked Picnics Wonderful Smoky Flavor FRESH ICE PACKED SPRING Frying Chickens lb. Finest Quality FILLET BONELESS Haddock & Perch HUMPTY DUMPTY SALMON 1 Lb. Can 49c RED DOT POTATO CHIPS 1 Lb. Box 59c FROZEN lb. LEMONADE 6 oz. Cans 29o FLAVOR KIST CHOC. CHIP COOKIES Reg, Box HUNT'S C A T S U P 2 14 oz. Bottles 33c END CUTS-LEAN PORK CHOPS IB. 39C We Have The Finest Selection In Algona of ALL VEAL CUTS, And Also Try Our U.S.D.A. GRADED CHOICE BEEF STEAKS & ROASTS. There is none better for Flavor and Tenderness HUNT'S WHOLE APRICOTS 4 No. 2'/2 Cans 1 1.00 VAN CAMP'S - COURTEOUS SERVICE AND QUALITY ALWAYS - PORK and BEANS L Cans THESE PRICES EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY NORTHERN Wesson Oil !/2 Gal. Bottle INSTANT COFFEE TOILET TISSUE 3 S 23c 6 oz, Jar $ 1.O9 ORANGE DRINK CLAIR-PAK Black Raspberries 2 16 oz. Cans 59' 46 oz. Can BLEACH and CLEANSER 490 Gal. Jug FASTCO BRAND Margarine 590 HERSHEY'5 COCOA 1 Lb. Pkgs. Yt Lb, Box 33c INTRODUCING Fasfco Brand Hi-C 59c V4 Gal, Brick LIMIT - \ Please LIQUID STARCH Glosstex 250 Quart Bottle PIUSBURY 25 Lb, ALl FLAVORS JELLO 3 ft 23< WATERMELONS Each 79C Wf Reserve The Right to Limit Quantities. SUNKIST LEMONS LARGE SIZE

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