The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 24, 1965 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 24, 1965
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Mystery Of Mysterious Sexton Native Unravels SEXTON - The Mystery Lady of Sexton has finally revealed all. A Mrs. Michelle Ailor, employed by the Palm Springs Police Department, was written up in the Palm Springs paper and her birthplace was given as Sexton, Iowa. Residents of the town could not recall a Michelle, but a letter to the lady brought a reply this week. Her first letter was sent to this reporter in care of the Algona newspaper and was returned to California as unknown by the postoffice. The following information was furnished by Mrs. Ailor's mother, Mrs. Charles Voorhles' of Lynwood, California, where the family has resided since 1927. Mrs. Voorhles' two daughters, Michelle and Rose, were born on a farm about five miles from Algona. She remembers a bank, school, paint store and grocery store and believed the population to be about 300 at that time. She also recalled two families named Klein and Lyman who lived north of town. Mrs. Ailor gave the Sexton birthplace on her application to the Palm Springs police department, where she is employed, because of her mothers information and until recently had not sent for her birth certificate. When the certificate arrived it gave Village of Algona, Kossuth County, but her mother insists that at the time Mrs. Ailor was born this was part of Sexton, Iowa. All of which only proves what Sextonltes have said all along, we only go to work in Algona and we really live in Sexton. - o After living here for 17 years the last few weeks are proving to be most exciting and rewarding for Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Ward. The first major event for the month was the arrival of their first grandchild, Pamela Gerber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Gerber. This week the hometown received the news that Wilford Ward has been elected the Grand Warden of the state of Iowa for the Order of Odd Fellows Lodge and he is to be installed as the new leader this coming October in ceremonies at Mason City. To wind up their stay here Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Ward will be guests of honor at an open house at their home on July 4, for their 25th wedding anniversary. A beautiful Sunday afternoon provided the perfect setting for the celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Gabrielson's 25th wedding anniversary. The afternoon began with a renewal of the wedding vows at the Wesley Methodist church with the Rev. H. U. Smith officiating. Mrs. Smith played the organ as Mrs. Richard Madsen sang, 0 Perfect Love. In the ceremony were the original attendants, Don Gabrielson, best man, Dorothy Anderson, Starbuck, Minnesota, flower girl, Hazel Burt, Webster City, maid of honor, and ushers. Kenneth Severson of Hubbard and Dwane Hill of Ellsworth. At the reception following, given by Mrs. Don Gabrielson, Clear Lake, Mrs. Walter Murphy, Cedar Falls, and Kenyon Gabrielson, Sexton, the dining room hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Chambers of Corwith. In charge of the kitchen were Mrs. Charles Nygaard, Mrs. John Paulson, Mrs. Otto Henderson, Mrs. Harold Hunt and Mrs. Kyle Kieth and serving punch was Mrs. Terry Yocum of Decorah and pouring .coffee were Mrs. Ray Houck of Radcllffe and Mrs. Frank Trampel, Webster City. Joyce Gabrielson, attired in her mother's wedding dress, registered guests. Of much interest was a display of pictures of the wedding party and families which pointed up the amazing resemblance of father and son when father was 25 years younger. Attending the afternoon's festivities were the mothers of the bride and groom, Mrs. Vlnnie Laymon of Sexton and Mrs. Florence Gabrielson of Starbuck, Minnesota. Attending church with Mr. and Mrs. Gabrielson on the morning of their anniversary celebration were Mr. and Mrs. Don Gabrielson and Mr. and Mrs. Don Anderson of Clear Lake and Mrs. Florence Gabrielson of Starbuck, Minn. Dinner guests also were Mr. and Mrs. Lee Meeker of Cedar Falls and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Murphy of Cedar Falls. While here for her parents anniversary, Mrs. Walter Murphy, the former Glennda Gabrielson, was able to assure everyone that none of her shower gifts we're broken when their car was badly damaged when struck at Clear Lake, The newlyweds seem to be having more than their share of misfortune, they also spent a day without lights and a day without water when things were left turned off by workmen at the Wool worths Store in Cedar Falls. The Murphy's apartment is located above the store. It's hard to say what the attraction is but the three families Sexton is losing have all been reluctant to leave. Mrs. Clarence Golwitzer returned to Wesley for an afternoon and was guest of honor at a farewell coffee given by Mrs. Art Hix and Mrs. Clarence Huff at the Hix home. Mrs. Golwitzer was presented with a picture as were the children for their new home in Wesley. Attending the coffee were Mrs. Roy Hansen, Mrs. Don PeCoy, Mrs. Leo Kirschbaum and Mrs. August Kirschbaum and unable to attend were Mrs. Martin Mimbach, Mrs. Wilf. Ward, Mrs. Elmer Phillips, and Mrs. Nell Opheim. The afternoon turned into a surprise for one of the hostesses also as Mrs. Don Pe- Coy brought a birthday cake which was presented to Mrs. Clarence Huff. Enjoying some time at the lakes were Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kirschbaum and family, Mr. and Mrs. Art Hix and family and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Phillips. The vacations may have had a lot to' do with the end of the season for using the pop bottle caps for rides at Okoboji. Except Elmer must not have saved enough as they spent the weekend just fishing in the Iowa lake area. Mrs. August Kirschbaum accompanied the Roland Bodes to the airport .where they all saw Susan Bode off on a trip to Chicago. Susan will spend the summer working in Chicago before entering college this fall. The Sexton Friendly Club family picnic will be this Thursday at Crystal Lake with the dinner, pot luck and starting at about 1 o'clock if the good weather holds out. In case of rain the Cheyenne Autumn" opens Sunday at the Algona Theatre James Stewart and Arthur Kennedy, starred at I pair o* frontier characters, start out in a buggy to lead a "cltliens* army" against oncoming Indians In this comedy scene from "Cheyenne Autumn." The John Ford epic opens Sunday at the Algona Theatre at popular prices after its reserved seat engagements. Also starred In the Technlcolor-Panavlsion release from Warner Bros, are Richard Wldmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Maiden, Rlcardo Montalban, Gilbert Roland, Dolores Del Rio, Sal Mlneo and Edward O. Robinson. picnic will be the following Thursday. Mrs. Junior Ray Hooper, the former Drusilla Opheim, will have a handsome escort to attend her tenth Algona High class reunion at the Algona Hotel on Saturday. Her husband arrived from Mountain Home, Arkansas to join the family this week. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mimbach welcomed their long awaited company this past week, as Mr. and Mrs. L. Taylor, Larry and Tommy arrived from Roy, Utah. Mrs. Mimbach accompanied the Taylor family to Rockford, m. over the weekend where they will visit Mrs. Taylors daughters, Jean and Joan and their respective families. One local citizen is going to be missing from the village in the evenings as Mrs. Don Pe- Coy has begun work on the night shift at Van's Cafe in Algona. Soon to be missing again is Frank Pruisman who is returning to the Veterans Hospital this week for possible minor surgery. Maybe he will be able to cheer up his neighbor Francis McMahon who returned to the hospital two weeks ago. "Mac" was placed in a 12 bed ward this time and according to him all the residents COAST TO COAST STORES YALUI CARNIVAL FUN IN THE SUN Folding Aluminum LAWN FURNITURE SET Relaxing lummor comfortli youri In thfi itordy S-ploeo lawn grouping, Squared aluminum tubing eonitrwctlon with 2'4" woothor roiUtant Pumpkin wobblng. 2 comfortable chain plu» od|u«tob!o chaUo loungo. (FT2407.9) . Buy HOSE NOZZLE Solid bran od|uiti ooilly from fin* i pray to i toady ftriora, (UFQ350-4) lo-TEFLON FRY PAN C«k Wild *t mlroclo npn.|tlck, (WFU5Q-7) 5/8" Ny/on RiiWorctd P/o»>/« GARDEN HOSE, feitiriraft ho»o rolnforctJ with nyl?n truck tiro cwd. Now W»othfr. guard provontf burftlng In hoot, crocking In »ub-*iro woathir, Fun For AII 4 P/oyor BADMINTON SET $5.99 Sot Includou 4 raclioti, 20' not, 2 thuttlococki, 3'pe. poit tot and rulobook. Fun (or your yard or on plcnlol (SC0954-5) 24'Pa, Admiral Stalnlttf Stttl TABLEWARE SET Amirlcan modi lifottmo gvorontiid full lilting for $1 ConiliU of 6 oachi knlvn, forkii *oup and tog tpoen*. Attractlv* pflttim. BAR-B-Q BRIQUETS 10LBS, 'SpoJ-O-tltO charcoal farlquoii lait longer, burn cloanor ond hottor In your barboquo grill. (SE7450.1) * Indoor/Outdoor FLOODLAMPHOLDER Unbroakablo fenit groin flborglai* heldtr. Matching £' cord and plug. Mounting plait ond ground Itako. Idiol fur yard. (EA7570-3) EDWOIF, Qwn«r A16QNA have radios all turned to different stations. By the time he gets home Mac is going to need the peace and quiat of Sexton. The Sexton parking problem was solved for the time being by an unknown culprit who knocked down the No Parking sign on a quiet Sunday afternoon when no witnesses were available. Progress Club At Portland Has Pot Luck PORTLAND - Portland Progress Club held their annual pot luck luncheon at Community Hall, Thursday at one o'clock. Those attending were: Grace Trenary, Hazel Steven, Sarah Stewart, Flossie Bartlett, Viola Becker, Edith Jandl, Myrtle Zwiefel, Hilma Carlson, Arlene Marlow, Ethel Smith, Ella Lampe, Margaret Govern, Marieta Zwiefel and Vera Fitch. Stella Wiskus, Annabell Fitch and Korene Fitch were guests. Mrs. Wiskus is joining the club. Flossie Bartlett received a birthday gift from her secret sister. Ethel Smith, Hazel Steven and Flossie Bartlett (the program committee) were in charge of the program. Ethel Smith and Flossie Bartlett each gave a reading and Hazel Steven gave an Illustration on how to display the flag. Margaret Govern and Marieta Zwiefel played a duet and several songs were sung with Margaret Govern at the piano. A thank you letter was read from Mary Rasmussen. Games were played, every one winning a prize. There will be no July or August meetings. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ringsdorf and boys of Estherville were Friday supper guests in the Donald Ringsdorf home. Glen Long of Estherville was also a supper guest. Gary Ringsdorf remained to spend a few days with his grandparents. Mrs. Laura Cook of LaCrosse, Wise, and Mrs. Meta Leek of Worthington, Minn., cousins of Mrs. E. C. Schwietert, were recent guests in the Schwietert home. The ladies are sisters. Mrs. E. C. Schwietert entertained the Fortnightly club in her home Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Seraph Bruchhausen of Lakota were Sunday visitors and supper guests in the Donald Ringsdorf home. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Christensen and family were Father's Day guests in the Gerald Hanson home in Algona. The parents, Mr. and Mrs, Harvey Finley of Armstrong, were also present. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Baum of Blue Earth were Saturday evening visitors in the E. C. Schwietert home, Mrs. Howard Sparks visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dimond recently, where overnight guests were Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hartung and daughters, Miriam and Cheryl, of Rosalia, Wash. Mrs. Hartung is a cousin of Mrs. Sparks. Bonnie Young, Traer, was a recent weekend guest in the Howard Sparks home. She came to attend the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dimond of Britt June 13. Mr, and Mrs. Howard Sparks, Jim Sparks and Bonnie Young, Traer, attended the golden wedding open house in honor of Mr. and Mrs, Guy Dimond at Britt June 13. Mr. and Mrs. Sparks and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dawson, Casper, Wyoming, were hosts for the occasion. Mrs. Dennis Kline, Britt, registered nearly two hundred guests; Bonnie Young and Jim Sparks served punch; Mrs. Tom Reding, Livermore, and Mrs. Duane Laure, Orient, were in charge of gifts and cards; Mrs. Lloyd Flxen, Wahpeton, North Dakota, served the anniversary cake; and Miriam Larson, Minneapolis, and Mrs. Charles Ptacek, Oakes, No. Dak., poured. A short program was given. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Perdue and family have been visiting relatives and friends around Ledyard and Swea City. They called Tuesday at the Frank Becker home. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Becker also came to visit with them. They were on their way to Florida where Mr. Perdue is stationed. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Becker and Richard Dugan and Trudy Alt were dinner guests in the Tom Trenary home Father's Day. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Becker were evening visitors in the Martin Becker home in Algona, also the George Beckers, Thees Schnakenbergs, Mrs. Henry Schnakenberg and Roscoe Mawd- sleys. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker took their daughter Linda and Gloria Hayes to Okoboji Sunday where they will spend a week in the "miner's" Presbyterian camp. Sister Eucharista and Sister Sheila, sisters of Mrs. Lawrence Govern, spent the weekend in the Govern home. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Farrow of Lakota were Saturday visitors. "Money talks as much as ever, but what it says nowadays makes less cents." Thundoy, June 24, 196S Atgono (la.) Upper DM Mo!n*,-7 Install Officers New officers were Installed during a regular meeting of the Newcomers Club here June 15. They are Jane Frisbie, president, Sherd Bomgaars, vice pres- iflont, Ellen Ul om, secretary, and Maxine Rooney, treasurer. New members are Dorothy Dai- green, Beth Smith, Teresa Bergen, Barbara Stephenson and Molly MacDonald. Hostesses were Carol Treen and Ingrid Henry. SUNDAY Thru WEDNESDAY HEY! SPORTS CAR FANS : See James Bond's New*Sport Car . . . It's the "Hottest Of The Hot Cars" and it is equipped with "Gadgets" never before seen on any car! MOVIE THURSDAY thru SATURDAY "663 Squadron", - 9:20 Only; "One Man's Way", - 7:30 Only. SATURDAY MATINEE at 1:30"Thunder Over Arizona", - Plus 6 Color Cartoons. SUNDAY r "Cheyenne Autumn" 1:30- 3:55- 6:20- 9:10. MONDAY thru WEDNESDAY "Cheyenne Autumn" - 7:00 9:25. SAT. MAT, AT 1:30 GUNFIRE IN LAWLESS ARIZONA! THUHD JAMES BOND IS BACK IN ACTION! EVERYTHING HE TOUCHES TURNS TO EXCITEMENT!!! ALBERT R. 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