The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1957 · Page 38
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 38

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 3, 1957
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6-Algono (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, October 3, 1957 Many Visitors Here For Presbyterian Centennial Events celebrating the 100th birthday of the Presbyterian 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 Day Rev. M. H, Brdwer 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 Martin 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 Herschel Loveless was read, as was a message from Dr. Harold R. Martin . of Bloomington, 111., Moderate^ of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. A $1000 gift from the late Mrs Anna Fairbanks was announced. The building 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.j three week's old Son of Mr and 1 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 Knox church in St. Paul, spoke during the pageant. Letters from other 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. Dr. Gaylord Couchman, president of the University of Dubu- LAST CHANCE SATURDAY Hall-Strahorn's FALL VALUE DAYS END AT CLOSING SATURDAY 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 the 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 8t 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., spent her two week's vacation at the home to care for the younger children while her mother was gone. 'Homecoming' For Martin Jenson COME SEE KITCHEN WARE Clothes Racks GUN CASES Stove Parts POWER TOOLS Lawn Rakes AND MORE at Hall-Strahorn HARDWARE - APPLIANCES .•••••••••••••••••a Public response to the two-day Frankl D-X station grand opening.. h.ere last Friday and Saturday, called for mjjre personnel than 'Ken Frankl,' itsition -lessee,' and ills assistant, -Willis -Wood- cocfc;iThe result. ft$s., that ;>MS4- Wes'r ; .Service Co,vofficjals,,- ?here for ,the 'big occasion, ,had to "get into the act"'and help "greet visitors! : ', Martin A. Jensen, : president of the company, 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, Ibcated'Joji North Jones and North" streets; played host to several thpus,artd,s. visitors. Th.e grand opening here marked/a milestone^ in \thev21 year history of.Mid;West Service. The $gona station is; the-thirtieth set frfr- by the firm, and o'perated by Jessees or dealers. Mid-West at g resent also haS. 13 bulk plants j five northwest Iowa counties, and exclusive of station operators has 22 officers and employees dn its staff. Incorporated as MidrWest Service Co. in 1936, the firrp actual- St. Joe Areji 4-H Clubs Elect Officers 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 t|een set for the wedding. Lt. Larsen graduated from the Armstrong high school, and Iowa State College. He was employed by the Bendix Corporation at South 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 Rae., ...,., V..... Ak the farm home of Mr. and 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 by 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 Erickson's sister, Mrs Manford Peterson, Minneapolis, Minn. Rev. and Mrs Peter Peters. Iowa Falls, wore last week Tuesday night guests at Mr and Mrs Emil Larson. Rev. Peters spoke at the Baptist Church Tuesday night. Ho 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 slow- y. Mrs Walter C. Peterson and Mrs Emil Larson attended party Wednesday afternoon at Mrs LcRoy Harbour's, Swea City. Richard M. Anderson was in Des Moines Saturday where he attended the third annual get ogether of folks who made the rip together to Europe three years ago. Mr and Mrs John Jongberg were given a birthday party Sunday afternoon. Attending were their sons, Mr and Mi- Ellis Jongherg, Calvin and Donna, Mr and Mrs Ardun Jong oerg and John's sisters and thei Husbands, Mr and Mrs W. C Peterson and Mr and Mrs Emi Larson. Mr and Mrs Dale Durbin, am family, Lohrville, and Mr am Mrs Merril Cady and daughtei Kathy, Sac- City, were Sunda noon dinner guests at Mr anc Mrs Glen Olsons. Mr and Mrs Marvin Boeve and family, Mr and Mrs John Kelly and daughters and Mrs Jo Preston were Sunday afternoo visitors at Mr and Mrs Maynar 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 Erpelding 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" was given by Arlene Bormann and Judy Wagner. A ^delicious 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: resident, Alice Bormann; vice- resident, Jeannette K e 11 n e r; ecretary-treasurer, Patsy Wager; historian, Jo Ann Erpelding; eporter, Dianne Altman and hotographer, Joan Reding. Pat- cia O'Brien and Joan Reding eceived a blue ribbon at the pencer Fair for their demon- tration "Matching Made Easy." eanette Kellner and Eileen Vagner gave a talk on clothing are. Lunch was served by Patsy nd Eileen Wagner and their nother. The regular meeting of the St. oe Trojans 4-H Club was held n Sept. 25 at Hilbert brothers. loll call was answered by giving ieir favorite football team. Candidates were nominated for he county 4-H officers. Gerald Ceding was chosen as candidate nd Dwaine Hilbert as campaign POST BINDERS — FOUR DIF ferent sizes, toplock in blacl Imitation leather or blue canvas. Also ledger sheets and A-Z in iexes to fit. Upper Des Moinei 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, Joan Dreyer, Mollie Blanchard, Jackie Laabs, Linda Ramus, Margaret Bierstedt, Rod- ijey., -Jensen, Muriel Nordine, JahfcS Bierstedt, Jane " Angus, Judy Kraft, Marlene Nordine, Gloria Householder, Karen Kueck. Janice Zumach was 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 Ciiy — 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. TYPING PAPER, 500 SHBETS 8% x 11, only 98c at the UPPER DES MOINES Office Supply WELCOME TO ALGONA'S BAND FESTIVAL! it's the V HOODED ' THEPMO-JAC With a flip and a zip (be fur-ike Orion collar becomes a bead-hugging hood. In frosty tan 1 or silver grey. Wind and water repellent,.. and extra worm with flannel liniog, Quiltkel interlining • and knit wrisHels. Machine washable. Junior sizes: small, medtom. large... $19^5 At tee* M SEVENTEEN ELVA and JESSIES The Little Shop on the side street 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". How PERCIVAL MOTORS Mil Winterize YOUR CAR: Stanley Ruse Weds At Home Portland Twp. Portland — 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 after- noon'at 4 o'clock with Rev. Goldman of Titonka officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Orville Reid of Letts. Iowa. A .bouquet of assorted astors and one of pink rises, a gift of Mrs Lewis Larsen and Mrs Minnie Larsen, furnished the 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 Music Festival. Chester Fitch of Algona called at the Victor Fitch hbrrie Sunday afternoon, . • Mr and Mrs Fred Schmidt, Joan, Jane and Cynthia visited at the Govern home Friday eve- and Mrs Herbert Nelson and family called at the Mary Michaelsen. and Henry Nelson homes in Titonka Sunday afternoon. A Bartlett family reunion was held at the Lloyd Bartlett home, Sunday. ' 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. ffadiator ectionf and ANTI FREEZE FILL Guaranteed Against FOR ALL WINTER Winterize NOW AT PERCIVAL MOTORS So. Phillips Street RICHARDSON'S ALGONA'S FURNITURE AND GIFT CENTER is GIGANTIC DISCOUNT SALE UNDERWAY OVERSTOCKED %O.P.P! ON ALL BEDDING IN THE STORE .-«,« « OfFjpM NAME BRAND MATTRESSES Top Brand Mattresses — SERTA, KING COIL. SPRING AIR — All Slashed In Price During This Clearance. More are arriving daily and there's no place to store them. We are overstocked. THESE MUST GO I HOLLYWOOD Sleeping ENSEMBLE A complete four piece Hollywood Bed 'assembly at .this ridiculous price. It's all yours — MATTRESS, BOX SPRING, FRAME. HOLLYWOOD HEADBOARD — and sale priced per bed at only TERRIFIC BUYS ON BOX SPRINGS Box Springs to match every mattress, they'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 $23.36, THESE, TOO, ARE CUT 20% Hurry! — Hurry! ALL THIS NOW AVAILABLE TO YOU AT DISCOUNT RATES STRAIGHT 20^0 OFF WE CAN'T STORE IT ALL - MUST BE SOLD NOW! Richardson's Just West Of The Courthoufe Algona

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