The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1957 · Page 22
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 22

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 3, 1957
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(te.) Upper De» Moinw Thursday, October 3, 195? Many Visitors Here For Presbyterian Centennial Events celebrating the 100th birthday of the Presbytenan Church in Algona last week were well-attended by members, former members and the ministers and congregations of the other Algona churches. At the Sunday School Rally Dny Rev. M. H. Brower expressed appreciation to the teaching staff for their faithful service and presided at a rededication ceremony for the coming year. Teachers are Mr and Mrs Charles Hardgrove, Wilbur Reinders. Mrs Henrietta Bowman, Mr and Mrs W. A. Hardy, Mrs Hugh Colwell, Mr and Mrs Oliver S. Carlson, Mr and Mrs Joseph Skow, Mrs Irwin Malueg, Mrs Cletus Elbert, Mrs Richard Burt, Mrs Marlin Meehlhause, Mr and Mrs Karl Kiilsholm, James Potter, Shirley Sorenson, Avis Finley, Mrs John Zalaznik, A. D. Crawford, Mrs Harold Sabin, Mimi Wright, Mr and Mrs Dean Jergenson, Mr and Mrs Lloyd Gerber, Mr and Mrs Merlin Baker, Mrs Dick Meyer, Nancy Hudson, Mrs M. H. Brower, Mrs Claude Ruark, Paul James, Mrs Alfred Schenck, Willis Colwell, Leon Martin, Mrs Glen Jones and Pamela Waller. Wilbur Reinders, clerk of session presented Bibles to the youngsters in the third grade as a gift from the church. | A pageant, "A Century In His Service", written by Mrs Harlan Sigsbee, was presented Tuesday evening. A letter of congratulation from Governor HerscheJ Loveless was read, as was a message from Dr. Harold R. Martin of Bloomingtonr 111., Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. A $1000 gift from the late Mrs Anna Fairbanks was announced. The ibuilding committee consisting of Paul James, Mrs C. B. Murtagh and A. D. Crawford accepted half of the amount, the remainder, in accordance with Mrs Fairbank's wishes, is to go /to missions. Mr and Mrs Robert Houiesen and their children were introduced as.;the Church's newest family, making the membership roll exactly 600. Robert Dana Egel, three week's old son of Mr and Mrs Ernest - Egel, received the sacrament of baptism. He is the church's youngest member. The oldest continuous members, Mrs Edna Shilts, Mrs Frank Thompson and Joe Ricker are honored guests at , all the Centennial events. Rev. Gilbert Kuyper, former pastor of the church now at Knofc church in St. Paul," spoke "during the pageant. Letters from other que. was featured speaker at the banquet, Wednesday evening at the high school annex. Lowell Lenz was toastmaster and a quartette consisting of Wilbur Reinders, Karl Kiilsholm. Lowell Lenz and Leon Martin, sang. Mrs Richard Mawdsley provided organ music. This afternoon, (Thursday) the P.W.O. is meeting at the church. The program is being presented by Mrs Edna Shilts and Mrs Mabel Lund with Margaret Durant as guest speaker. The Communion service and rededication ended fhe Centennial observance last Sunday morning. Robert Wright, former member now of Clear Lake, sang; Pamela Waller and Mrs Rex Taylor presented organ- piano numbers and the Chancel Choir offered special music. Swea • Eagle Woman Back From Canada Swea & Eagle — Mrs Al Guerdet has returned from a two week's trip to Regina, Sask., Canada, where, she visited her mother, Mrs Louise Whitworth. and her two sisters, Mrs George Brown and Viola Whitworth. The Guerdets' daughter, Louise, who is employed at Owatonna, Minn., 'Homecoming* For Martin Jenson mrfnTJUt-^T—fll I 1 ! -tm-ir-niainiiiiiii i n idJMB^a^^t^^Mmrn,. i *-- - _.__. Stanley Ruse Weds At Home Portland Twp. — The home of Mr and Mrs Dwight Ruse became the setting of a beautiful home wedding when Miss Karen Reid of Muscatine, became the bride of Stanley L. Ruse, Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock with Rev. Goldman of Titonka officiating. The bride is fhe daughter of Mr and Mrs Orville Reid of Letts. Iowa. A bouquet of assorted astors and one of pink roses, a gift of Mrs Lewis Larsen and Mrs Minnie Larsen, furnished ttte decorations. Mr and Mrs Arthur Hix were their attendants. A picture and write up will appear in a,later paper. Mrs Roscoe Stewart, Mrs W. J - Stewart, Mrs Cliff Waltman and Mrs Carrie Larsen of Burt went to the Roy Walrod home at Titonka Sunday afternoon where they visited Mrs Walrod's mother, Mrs Marie Dennis, the occasion being Mrs Dennis' 80th birthday. Vincent and Lawrence Govern visited their mother, Mrs Mary Govern, Sunday. The Kossuth County Chorus, under the direction of Mrs Lau- rence Govern, will sing at the State Muste Festival. • Chester Fitch of Algona called at the Victor Fitch howie Sunday afternoon. Mr and Mrs Fred Schmidt, Joan, Jane and Cynthia visited at the Govern home Friday evening. Mr and Mrs Herbert Nelson and family called at the Mary MichaelserV and Henry Nelson homes in Titonka Sunday afternoon. A Bartlett family reunion was held at the Lloyd Bartlett home, Saflday. Mrs Bernard Phelps with the assistance of Mrs Forest Willis entertained the WSCS Circle of the Titonka Methodist Church, last Wednesday. Twelve ladies were present at the meeting. former pastors, C. Paul Carlson, Charles Pfeiffer and Clarence C. Richardson were read by Lowell Lenz, Oliver S. Carlson and A. D. Crawford. Keith Strayer represented the late Rev. Alexander English. D*. Gaylord Couchman, president of the University of Dubu- spent her two week's vacation at the home to care for the younger children while her mother was gone. Mr and Mrs Kenneth E. Allen of South Bend, Ind. announce the engagement of their daughter, Sharon Jean, to 2nd Lt. Leo M. Larsen, son of Mr and Mrs Chris Larsen, Swea Township. No date has been set for the wedding. Lt. Larsen graduated from ;he Armstrong high school and Iowa State College. He was employed by the Bendix Corporation at Sbuth Bned, Ind., prior to entering military service. He is stationed at Fort Huachuca Ariz. Mr and Mrs Raymond Sanders of Armstrong haVe adopted an infant girl. She was born Sept. 8 and has been named Romona T>«%«. • - •'• -V<f<r- Public response to the two-day Frankl D-X station grand opening here last Friday and Saturday called for more personnel than Ken Frankl, station lessee, and ,his assistant; ,Willis Woodcock,; The result ira*. thai-Mid/ West, Service Co. ^officials,' her% for the big occasion, had to "get into the act" and help greet visitors. ' Martin A. Jenseni president of the Cbmpany, found that his talent for filling a gas tank 'was still not rusty. He is shown above as he handled the business end of a pump hose, while Frankl and Vernon E. Jensen, Mid»West vice-president, handle the polish- ing rags. .The station, located'; Jones and North stre host to several thousa -The grand opening North played visitors mark 21 yea mileston^ in the yea hiftory of Midwest Service. The ;ona station is , the thirtieth se by the firm, and operated by . sees or dealers. Mid-West a present also has 1 13 bulk plant; m five northwest Iowa counties and exclusive of station operators has 22 officers and employees on its staff. Incorporated as Mid-JVest Service Co. in 1936, the firm actual- St. Joe Area 4-H Clubs Elect Officers ummmmmuuummumuummm LAST CHANCE SATURDAY Hall-Strahorn's FALL VALUE DAYS END AT CLOSING SATURDAY COME SEE KITCHEN WARE Clothes Racks GUN CASES Stove Parts POWER TOOLS Lawn Rakes AND MORE it - iHJfiftfiSb 1 . ' T- - *• ; •* ' * »•''•' — xanrThOme of Mr ir anct Mrs Forest Erickson a new ranch type house is being constructed. The basement is completed and building is in operation. At the Philip Holcomb farm, an exchange of houses was made recently. Mr and Mrs P. A. Holcomb moved from the larger house into bungalow occupied toy their son. Reuben, Mr and Mrs Reubin Holcomb and their two sons moved into the larger house Mr Holcomb and his son Reuben farm together.* Bernice Plath, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ted Plath, has entered the University of Iowa School of Nursing. Harold, son of Mr and Mrs Charles McElwee left recently to attend Le Tourneau Technical Institute at Longview, Texas, Harold graduated from Armstrong high school last May. Mrs Ruth Carlson and daughter Margaret and Mrs John A. Erickson were Thursday until Sunday visitors at the home of Mrs Carlson and Mrs Ericsson's sister, Mrs Manford Peterson, Minneapolis, Minn. Rev. and Mrs Peter Peters, Iowa Falls, were last week Tuesday night guests at Mr and Mrs Emil Larson, Rev. Peters spoke at the Baptist Church Tuesday night. He is a former pastor. Richard Anderson and Mr and Mrs Robert Bexell called Saturday on Mrs Louie Thoreson, Des Moines. Mrs Thoreson, who suffered a stroke last summer, is being cared for by her daughter (Helen) Mrs William Grace, Des Moines. Mrs Thoreson's improvement is progressing slowly. Mrs Walter C. Peterson and Mrs Emil Larson attended a party Wednesday afternoon at Mrs LeRoy Harbour's, Swea City. Richard, M. Anderson was in Des Moines Saturday where he attended the third annual get- together of folks who made the trip together to Europe three years ago. Mr and Mrs John Jongberg were given a birthday party Sunday afternoon. Attending were their sons, Mr and Mrs Ellin Jongberg, Calvin and Donna, Mr and Mrs Arden Jong, berg and John's misters and their husbands, Mr and Mrs W. C. Peterson and Mr and Mrs Emil Larson- Mr and Mrs Dale Durbin, and family, Lohrvjlle, and Mr and Mrs Merril Cady and daughter, Kathy, Sac City, were Sunday noon dinner guests at Mr and Mrs Glen Olsons, Mr end Mrs Marvin Boever family, Mr and Mrs John and daughters and Mrs Joe HB wer« Sunday afternoon -_~.f at Mr and MPS Maynard Jensens. St. Joe — The September meeting of Riverdale Rustlers Unit I was held Sept. 21. Betty Wagner presided as president in the absence of Alma Illg. New officers were elected with Judy Wagner as president, Carol Ann Erpeldmg as vice - president, Betty Wagner as secretary-treasurer, , Dianne Reding as historian, Alice Reding as reporter and Nancy Willfong as photographer. Appointed for Big Sisters were Nancy Willfong, Dianne Reding and Carol' Ann Erpelding. Ruth Ann Klein and Mary Alma O'Brien were appointed for recreation and Nancy Willfong and Judy Wagner for music. Librarian is Doris Ann Kohlhaas. A talk on "Lingerie" Wjas.. g^ven .by, Arlene Bonnann and Judy .Wagner*' A S&elicious lunch was served by Judy Wagner and her mother. The regular meeting of the Riverdale Rustlers Unit 2 4-H club was held Saturday, Sept. 21. Election of officers took place. They are as follows: president, Alice Bormann; vice- president, Jeannette K e 11 n e r; secretary-treasurer, Patsy Wagner; historian, Jo Ann Erpelding.; reporter, Dianne Altman and photographer, Joan Reding. Patricia O'Brien and Joan Reding 'received a blue ribbon at the Spencer Fair for their demonstration "Matching Made Easy." Jeanette Kellner and Eileen Wagner gave a talk on clothing- care. Lunch was served by Patsy and Eileen Wagner and their mother. The regular meeting of the St. Joe Trojans 4-H Club was,held on Sept. 25 at Hilbert brothers. Roll call was answered by giving their favorite football team. Candidates were nominated for the county 4-JH officer?, ; Gerald Keding was chosen as candidate and gwaine Hilbert as campaign manager. Election of officers for the St. Joe Trojans was also held. They are as follows: president, John Wagner; vice president, Donald Hilbert; secretary- treasurer, Carol Erpelding; reporter, Stanley Klein; recreation chairman, Jerry Weydert. After the election of officers, Bob Johnson returned the record books. The meeting was brought to a close by the pledge to the flag. Lunch was served by Mrs Ted Hilbert. Music Recital At Lone Rock Lone Rock — Mrs W. G. Flaig presented her music students at a recital at her home Saturday afternoon. These participating were Deanna Bernau and Gy- wenth Teeter, Burt; 'Phyllis Cherland, Joari Dreyer,; Mollie Blanchard, Jackie Laabs;. Linda Ramus, Margaret Bierstedt, Rodney i I U.en*Hr,« t Muriel Nordine, Janice' Biefs't'edt, Jane I Angus, Judy Kraft, Marlene Nordine, Gloria Ho'useholder,,, Karen Kueck. Janice Zurnach yvas unable to attend. Jackie Laabs and Karen Kueck also sang vocal selections. Guests were the' students' mothers; also, Mrs J. M. Blanchard, Mrs Frank Flaig, Mrs Jim Long, Mrs Erich Seegebarth, Mrs Don Houck, Mrs W. J. Cotton and Mrs Eugene Vaudt and son, Kent, Fenton. Buy Swea Acreage Swea City.— Mr and Mrs Allen Owens of East Chain have purchased the 80 acre farm of Walter and Esther M. Peterson west of here on Highway 9. The Owens will move to the farm the first of the year; Mrs Owens is the former Ida Mae Mortensen, daughter of the Adolph Mortensns, Mr and Mrs Peterson are retiring to Swea City, where they recently built a new home. ly goes back ten years earlier than • that, when young Martin Jenson, then owner of a lumber yard in Hardy, Iowa, -had a chance to buy two used bulk tanks cheap. He did so, and found himself in the oil business, selling gas from one tank and kerosene from the other. The oil business shortly began to eclipse the • lumber yard operation, and so Martin embarked on the new career. At that time Mid-West Service head offices were in Algona over the Iowa State Bank. Officers of Mid-West Service, in addition to Martin A. Jenson as president, and Vernon E. Jensen, vice-president and territory manager, are Ralph Jenson, vice- president, and Chris Faye, sec'y- treasurer. Headquarters are in Mankato. In case you are wondering why most of the Jensen brothers spell their name with an "o", while Vern, of Algona, spells his with an "e" ... well, there isn't any clear explanation. Vern says he years ago just got into the habit of writing his name with an "e". RICHARDSON'S ALGONA'S FURNITURE AND GIFT CENTER GIGANTIC DISCOUNT SALE UNDERWAY OVERSTOCKED How PERCIVAL MOTORS Mil Winterize YOUR CAR: v * •* jj* fcs£ TYPING: PAPER, 500 SH1ETS 8% x 11, only 98c at the UPPER MOINES? Office Supply QE.S WELCOME TO ALGONA'S BAND FESTIVAL! hood, it's a collar. plock or Uu» canvas ledger^gheeti and .Z-* - to m> V* EM* 20 OFF! ON ALL BEDDING IN THE STORE «2Q£ OFF ON NAME BRAND MATTRESSES Top Brand Mattresses — SERTA, KING COIL, SPRING AIR — All Slashed In Price During This Clearance. More aro arriving daily and there's no place to store them. We are overstocked. THESE MUST GO1 .it's'the HOODED With a flip owd o zip foe ^ fer-ffto Orten soJar become, 0 ... hood-hvggina. hood, fa fr^ty kn> > or $9y«r froy. Wind and wo»er , , end extra warm with fiasnel fining, ' OM) Nt wriiftefe, w«hablo, Junior wze» ; and ANTI FREEZE FILL Guaranteed Against Loss FOR ALL WINTER HOLLYWOOD Sleeping ENSEMBLE A complete four piece Hollywood Bed assembly at this ridiculous price. It's all yours — > M A'T TRESS, BOX SPRING. F R A ME, HOLLYWOoB HEADBOARD — an£ sale priced per bed at only "' ElVA and JESSfES Tb» U!4* Shop oo the ildt street Winterize NOW 863.50 TERRIFIC BUYS ON BOX SPRINGS Box Springs to match every mattress, thev,re regularly priced from $29.95 all the way to $89.50, but in this discount sale our most expensive box springs will be only $71.60. Others as low as $23,96. THESE, TOO, ARE CUT 20% Hurry! — Hwrry! AT PERCIYAL MOTORS So. Phillips Street ALL THIS NOW AVAILABLE TO YOU AT DISCOUNT RATES STRAIGHT 20% OFF WE CAN'T STORE IT ALL - MU5T BE SOLD NOW! Richardson's Just Weit Of The Coyrthouw Algong . Ji* ..i. _t .n

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